Top StoriesSupreme Court To Hear Tomorrow Petitions Against Andhra Govt’s Press Conference Accusing Justice NV Ramana And HC Judges Radhika Roy15 Nov 2020 12:14 AMShare This – xSupreme Court to Hear Tomorrow Two Petitions Against Andhra Govt’s Press Conference Accusing SC Judge NV Ramana and other HC JudgesSupreme Court will hear tomorrow two petitions against Andhra Pradesh Government’s Press Conference wherein Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy revealed that he had written a letter to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, making allegations against Supreme Court…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?LoginSupreme Court to Hear Tomorrow Two Petitions Against Andhra Govt’s Press Conference Accusing SC Judge NV Ramana and other HC JudgesSupreme Court will hear tomorrow two petitions against Andhra Pradesh Government’s Press Conference wherein Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy revealed that he had written a letter to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, making allegations against Supreme Court Judge NV Ramana. A Bench headed by Justice UU Lalit will be presiding over the matter on Monday, November 16. Underlining the importance of the independence and integrity of the judiciary, one of the pleas has been filed by Advocate GS Mani, seeking for the records of the sitting Chief Minister and to declare that he has no authority to hold his office as he is misusing the same. “It is not permissible that the 3rd Respondent, Sh. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is Chief Minister of State of Andhra Pradesh holding the constitutional post by misusing his official post, power and office of Chief Minister of State of Andhra Pradesh making false, vague, scandalized remarks and political allegation against the Senior Most Sitting judge of this Hon’ble Court openly in the public and media after sending a communication to the Chief Justice of India.” Submitting that the Executive should not encroach the Judiciary’s sphere by making false allegations, the plea attempts to highlight the injury that can be caused to public confidence and faith bestowed in the Judiciary by making “false, vague and scandalized remarks and political allegation openly in the public and media”. The plea also alludes to the sitting Chief Minister’s involvement in a number of criminal cases with the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Court, and therefore, avers that the allegations have been made to tarnish the reputation of the Court for personal gain and motive. The second petition has been filed on behalf of Sunil Kumar Singh, a practicing lawyer, through Advocate-on-Record Mukti Singh, and seeks a stop on such press briefings by the Chief Minister against judges and to issue “show cause notice” to him as to why suitable action should not be taken against him. Averring in the grounds, inter alia, that the act and deed of the Respondent is an attempt to tarnish the Majesty of the Highest court of the country, the plea states that the Press Conference by the Chief Minister made unsubstantiated allegations against an honourable judge of this Hon’ble court. The petitioner contends that Reddy has “crossed the limit” which has been prescribed by the Constitution.Next Story
What is the secret of making successful double chocolate-chip muffins? Bakery specialist Kluman & Balter (Waltham Cross, Herts) says it has the answer – good quality American-style ingredients and a foolproof recipe. As well as supplying the Multifoods Creme Cake Base, which makes muffin batter, and three types of chocolate chips to add to the mix, the company stocks other muffin ingredients, and helps with customers’ ideas and recipes, it says. “Over the years trans-Atlantic travel has become commonplace and consumers know exactly what an American muffin should taste like,” says Danny Kluman, commercial director. “It’s vital to get not only the ingredients but also the recipes absolutely right.” Both of which the company says it can supply.
NZ Herald 13 March 2015A researcher is calling for curbs on taxpayer funding of music videos that contain violence after his group found “high levels” of violence in the music videos shown on TV.Associate Professor Nick Wilson and colleagues at Otago University recorded two weeks of the Juice TV music channel in 2010 and found that 24 per cent of the 353 individual videos portrayed violence.He said the video of the Eminem/Rihanna hit Love the Way You Lie is a good example of the themes the researchers were concerned about: “It has violence, sexuality and alcohol – all mixed in together.”In today’s New Zealand Medical Journal they say: “We found that by including violence, weapons, antisocial behaviour, death themes, suicidal behaviour and Goth culture themes, 39 per cent of videos watched had at least one of such themes (average of 1.6 such themes).“These high levels of violence in music videos are despite the fact that they were broadcast during a time that adolescents are most likely to be watching.“There is evidence – albeit not fully conclusive – that exposure to violence in the media contributes to violent behaviour in children and adolescents.”The researchers found that 15 per cent of videos in which a New Zealander was the main artist contained violence, significantly lower than for non-New Zealand artists, 27 per cent.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/television-industry/news/article.cfm?c_id=260&objectid=11416411
UPDATED: Oct. 11, 2017 at 11:10 a.m.Syracuse hadn’t given up a goal all season until it played Temple in the regional playoffs of the club team championships. That’s when everything changed.“We just left the field defeated,” said Rachel Becker, a senior captain. “It was like this crazy season we just had, not letting up any goals, it just ended because we had a bad half.”After a 2-1 loss to the Owls, SU thought it would not get a bid to the national tournament. Seemingly, its once promising season had ended, until it didn’t.Several hours later, Becker received an unexpected phone call. The Orange had made the 2016 NIRSA National Soccer Championships in Foley, Alabama, the club team finals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When I got the call saying we were going, our first reaction was ‘Wow, this is real,’” Becker said. “It sounds corny to say, but it was like our dreams came true.”But SU’s dreams of accepting the bid to play at nationals carried a hard reality: They had to raise $40,000.Club sports, unlike varsity counterparts, aren’t funded by SU Athletics. To make the trip to Alabama, the team needed to raise the money itself. The costs came out to thousands per person, including airfare, hotels, rental cars, food and a $20 per-person entry fee.“It was surreal,” junior defender Hannah Duerr said. “… I remember sitting in the car, and some of the senior girls were like, ‘We can’t accept the bid, we can’t commit to anything,’ because we didn’t have any money.”The girls at first decided it was unlikely they’d come up with the money. The tournament was also the weekend before Thanksgiving and would interfere with class. But the team knew it had to at least try.For the next week, the team honed in on fundraising and soon, priorities changed. Raising money for Alabama came first and class came second.The team emailed everyone they knew, including chancellor Kent Syverud. They started a GoFundMe page. Family and friends immediately supported the team and it seemed like “everyone just donated $5-$10,” sophomore outside back Isabel Reedy said.But there was one promotion in particular that paid off big time.In the early stages of seeking donations, the team decided to reach out to the Twitter page, “@SoccerGirlProbs,” a popular women’s soccer fan page that has more than 200,000 followers. The account responded.“They were like, ‘This is awesome,’” Becker said. “’What do we need to do to help?’”After the account tweeted the GoFundMe, donations skyrocketed. The team reached its goal. They had raised $40,000 in just a week, and the team was officially headed to Foley.SU finished 1-2-1 at the national tournament, beating Arizona, tying Colorado State, and losing to Wisconsin and Cal Poly. After the defeat, Syracuse readied itself for another shot at nationals. Practice began last spring, and the team has been practicing indoors recently.“It is a lot of scary because we lost a lot of girls from last year,” Duerr said. “But based from what I’ve seen so far — from the work everyone is putting in to the support everyone is all showing — I don’t see a reason we can’t push for nationals again.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the location of the 2016 NIRSA National Soccer Championships was misstated. The tournament was held in Foley, Alabama. The Daily Orange regrets this error.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the length of time between SU’s loss to the Owls and Rachel Becker’s phone call was misstated. Becker was contacted several hours after the game. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2017 at 10:56 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected]
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dianne Shoemaker, Ohio State University Extension Field SpecialistThe Farm Service Agency plans to open the sign-up period on June 17 for the newly renovated Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program, re-named and re-configured in the 2018 Farm Bill. The changes you will see in the DMC Program attempt to fix some of the problems that rendered the Dairy Margin Protection Program largely ineffective until initial adjustments were implemented early in 2018.Two of the biggest changes that will positively impact farms of all sizes include 1) adding 3 new margins ($8.50, $9.00 and $9.50) at reasonable premiums, and 2) allowing farms with base production of more than 5 million pounds to make a second margin election for pounds over the first 5 million.There are also opportunities to recover program participation net losses from 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017. Repayment can be received either as cash (50% of the net loss), or by applying it to premiums for participation in the new program (75% of the net loss). What does this mean? If a farm purchased $6.50 margin coverage in 2016, paid a premium of $3,500 and received a total indemnity payment of $500, they had a $3,000 net loss. The farm can now choose to receive half the difference, or $1,500 as a cash payment. The other option is to receive $2,250, or 75% of the amount, as a credit toward premiums for Dairy Margin Coverage Program participation. If you participated in any or all of those years, you will receive notification from your Farm Services Agency office with your amounts and options.So why should you step up to the plate? Just like 2018, when sign-ups were re-opened for the updated program, sign-ups for 2019 will open well after January, but participation will be retroactive to Jan. 1. When the sign-up period opens on June 17, we will know exactly what the margins will be for January ($7.99), February ($8.22), March ($8.85), and April. Signups will end September 20, so you could wait and know what the actual margins are through at least July. As USDA announces new monthly margins, you can find them posted at https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/Dairy-MPP/indexFor farms with up to 5 million pounds of base production, indemnity payments for January through March more than cover the premiums at the highest ($9.50) margin.Example:Base milk: 5,000,000 pounds (about 200 cows)Farm elects to cover 95% of their base, 4,750,000 pounds, or 47,500 cwt.Coverage level selected: $9.50 margin costing 15¢ per cwtThe program assumes that production is equal across months, or 47,500/12 = 3,958 cwt per month.Because we know the January, February, and March margins, we can calculate the current indemnity payments. These payments are made on the difference between the purchased margin coverage level ($9.50 in this example) and the announced margin, times the monthly cwts covered:Jan $1.51 x 3,958 cwt = $5,977Feb $1.28 x 3,958 cwt = $5,066March $0.65 x 3,958 cwt = $2,573Total payments = $13,616Less6.2% Sequestration = $ 844Administration fee = $ 100Premium = $ 7,125Difference = $ 5,547 paid to the farmSince the signup is retroactive to January 1, we know that not only will the known indemnity payments cover all program costs; we also know there will be net positive dollars to help pay a few bills.How many total net dollars for 2019 is unclear and changing. Recently, projections indicated that there would be announced margins less than $9.50 well into the summer. If recent milk market rallies hold and show up in milk checks, then there could few or no further indemnity payments. We all hope that that will be the case. Second election for base pounds over 5 millionA major change that impacts farms with more than 200 cows, is the opportunity to make a margin selection for the first 5 million pounds of base milk, and a different margin selection for any base pounds over 5 million pounds. The Tier 2 premiums for the > 5 million pounds are substantially higher than premiums for the first 5 million pounds. To be allowed to make a second selection, the farm must purchase coverage at $8.50, $9.00, or $9.50 for the first 5 million base pounds (Tier 1 milk and premiums).Tier 2 premiums are the same as Tier 1 premiums for $4.00, $4.50, and $5.00 margins. The premium for the $5.50 Tier 2 margin costs more than three times as much as the corresponding Tier 1 premium, with premiums increasing exponentially until they reach $1.813 for the $8.00 margin. The higher coverage levels quickly become cost prohibitive and are unlikely to make sense for most farms.However, with the new 2-election option, farms with base production of more than five million pounds should seriously consider maximizing coverage in Tier 1 and electing the $4.00, $4.50, or $5.00 margin coverage on their Tier 2 base pounds for 2019. Long-term commitment = 25% off premiumsAnother option for farmers to consider as they sign up this year is the 25% premium discount option. There is a large string attached to the 25% discount, as you have to commit to your election for 5 years. Decision toolHow to make a decision? Particularly if you are considering the five-year commitment, use the decision tool developed by Mark Stephenson and crew at the University of Wisconsin. The new DMC Decision Tool, which incorporates the changes legislated in the 2018 Farm Bill is now up and running at https://dairymarkets.org. This is a very handy tool that allows farmers to enter their historic production (still starts with the highest of 2011, 2012, or 2013 production — verify your current production history with your FSA office) and explore the cost and potential returns of different coverage percentages and levels. It will lay out your costs for 2019 participation, expected payment, and also lay out the premium with the 25% discount and total 5-year cost if you want to consider that option.There is also a button to plug in your MPP Premium Repayment amount supplied to you by your FSA office. It will tell you how much you could receive as a cash payment and how much of your current selection’s premium would be covered if you chose that option. The decision tool’s milk and feed price data is updated nearly daily, so you may receive different “expected payment” results depending on what the markets are doing.OSU Extension and FSA offices will be working together and offering educational programs before and early in the sign-up period to review the changes and options for farmers. Look at the options for your farm.
TORONTO – Ontario’s cannabis supply agreements could be a boon for smaller producers who will have digital shelf space alongside the sector’s dominant players, which have inked distribution agreements with other provinces but are making sure to earmark supply for the country’s biggest potential pot market.Several marijuana stocks saw a slight lift Tuesday, one day after the Ontario Cannabis Store announced its initial supply agreements with 26 licensed producers. Selected firms ranged from the largest producer Canopy Growth Corp. to Northern Green Canada Inc., which received its cultivation license from Health Canada just a few months ago.The long-awaited announcement offered investors some “clarity” and allayed previous concerns about how concentrated the supplier list would be, said Russell Stanley, an analyst with Echelon Wealth Partners.“With a number of smaller players in there, I think it gives people some comfort that smaller producers still have a shot at getting shelf space in the country’s largest market,” he said.The Ontario Cannabis Store, the government entity tasked with distribution of legal pot for adult use, announced late Monday that it had signed more than two dozen initial supply agreements to stock up its online retail shelves.Sales of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17 will initially be available only through the OCS’ online retail channel until the province establishes a wholesale distribution network to supply pot to legal private stores by April 2019.OCS spokesman Daffyd Roderick said it conducted a “competitive procurement process” that ensures “we’ve got prices that square up against the illicit market and a broad variety of product at different price points.”“It’s a diverse array of producers, and one of the things that will do is give Ontario consumers choice,” he said.The Progressive Conservative government’s new plan to have cannabis sold through a private retail model is a contrast its Liberal predecessor’s plan for a provincial government monopoly on cannabis sales. Premier Doug Ford had said during the election campaign that he was open to private retail of cannabis, a plan his government officially confirmed earlier this month.Confirmation of Ontario’s supply deals came after several other provinces including Alberta and Manitoba had already announced agreements of their own with licensed producers.These previous agreements limited the amount of supply producers could make available for Ontario, said Grant McLeod, senior vice president of regulatory affairs for Beleave Inc., which also signed an Ontario deal.“When we had higher than anticipated orders from some of the provinces, we did seek to fill those orders,” he said. “It did in fact dictate how much was available to Ontario.”Some producers say that in the last couple of months, they have been fielding queries for more cannabis from provinces that have already inked deals.“A number of provinces are reaching out to larger licensed producers… looking for additional product,” said Greg Engel, chief executive of Organigram, which also signed a supply deal with Ontario.“Because they have concerns that companies may not be able to deliver or fulfil their commitments.”After running the numbers, these provinces have concluded that they need additional suppliers, Barry Fishman, chief executive officer of VIVO Cannabis Inc.“We’re in discussions with a few provinces that are in that situation,” he said.Meanwhile, other provinces and territories such as Saskatchewan are still expected to announce their supply agreements as analysts expect a shortage of supply on day one.Still, Ontario believes it will have enough cannabis supply for Oct. 17, said Roderick.“We’re confident that we’ve secured supply and we’re ready to go back to the market, should need be,” he said.Given the size of the Ontario market, producers say they are allocating a major amount of their production for the province in any case. For example, Organigram is allocating potentially between 35 to 40 per cent of its output for Ontario.While there will be a tight supply in the early days before producers’ expansion plans bear fruit in the coming years, Ontario will be a priority market, said Martin Landry, an analyst with GMP Securities.“Ontario will get a lot of attention from LPs, given its a big market,” he said. “If an LP wants to develop a national brand, it’s going to need to have some sort of presence in Ontario.”
VANCOUVER — Pan American Silver Corp. has signed a deal to acquire Tahoe Resources Inc. in a stock-and-cash deal it valued at more than US$1 billion.Under the friendly agreement, Tahoe shareholders will receive US$3.40 in cash or 0.2403 Pan American shares for each Tahoe share. The maximum cash available under the offer is US$275 million and there are 56 million Pan American shares available.Tahoe shareholders will also receive contingent value rights that will be exchanged for 0.0497 Pan American shares for each Tahoe share, payable on the first commercial shipment of concentrate following the restart of operations at the Escobal mine in Guatemala.Tahoe shares closed C$2.90 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday, while Pan American shares closed at C$18.71.The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, requires approval by both the Tahoe and Pan American shareholders.Tahoe shareholders will hold about a 27 per cent stake in the combined company at the closing of the deal. The contingent value rights will increase that to 32 per cent, based on the number of Pan American shares outstanding following the closing of the deal. Companies in this story: (TSX:PAAS, TSX:THO)The Canadian Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has suspended all temporary entry permits for residents of the Old Fort subdivision until further notice.The PRRD announced on Monday afternoon that it would be issuing temporary entry permits for residents who had been out of their homes on Sunday when the evacuation order was issued, allowing them to access their homes and grab essentials such as medications, pets, food, and other supplies.The PRRD said that based on information that was given to its Emergency Operations Centre by a geotechnical engineer, the decision was made to suspend the permits due to the instability of the landslide. Scott Maxwell, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s executive director for the Peace Region, says that Sunday’s evacuation order was issued after the initial slide that occurred on September 30th triggered several other inactive landslide areas on either side of it to reactivate, leading to increasing instability in the slopes above the community.Maxwell said that the Ministry is using a helicopter to conduct LIDAR surveys of the landslide on a daily basis to monitor the slide’s movement and direction.
New Delhi: Several parts of north India continued to reel under scorching heat on Wednesday with Jammu recording its season’s hottest day at over 40 degrees Celsius, according to the Meteorological Department.Heat wave was observed at isolated places in west Rajasthan where Sri Ganganagar became the hottest place at a maximum of 45.6 degrees Celsius. Churu, known for its extreme weather conditions, recorded a maximum of 44.5 degrees Celsius, becoming the second hottest place in the state. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe weather remained dry in the desert state even as Met officials warned that heat wave conditions would likely occur at isolated places in west Rajasthan during the next 48 hours. Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, for the first time this season, crossed the 40 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature recorded in Jammu was 40.1 degrees Celsius — 3.3 notches above the normal during this time of the season, a Met Department official said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe said the minimum temperature in the city also continued its upward trend and settled at 25.5 degrees Celsius, which is 2.5 degrees above the normal. Residents of the national capital continued to reel under sweltering conditions with the mercury crossing the 43-degrees mark in some parts of the city. The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, said a Met department official, adding that the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal. The Palam observatory registered a high of 43.6 degrees Celsius. Heat wave conditions persisted in Telangana where Nalgonda sizzled with the highest maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department said heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail over some parts of the state on May 9 and May 10. It also warned that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (40 to 50 kmph) and lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana. Several parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under scorching heat with Una recording a high of 41 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature in the Himalayan state. The maximum temperatures have increased by one to two degrees Celsius in the state during the last 24 hours, Shimla centre MeT director Manmohan Singh said. The maximum temperature was 37.7 degrees Celsius in Bilaspur, 36.4 degress Celsius in Hamirpur, 35.5 degrees Celsius in Chamba and 32.5 degrees Celsius in Solan.