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Analysis: Carl Fearns’ bench impact for Bath

first_img In every title-winning campaign there is an unsung hero, a player who is largely unheralded yet integral to success.For Bath this year, the under-the-radar star has been Carl Fearns. Though he can only boast seven starts across the season, coming off the bench in 12 more matches, his club might be in trouble without his immense impact.Following a 47-10 thrashing of Leicester, Mike Ford‘s men stand 80 minutes away from translating promise and eye-catching performances into Premiership glory.At Twickenham against Saracens, who pride themselves on relentless tenacity and work-rate, Fearns’ controlled menace could prove pivotal. The tie is being billed as Bath’s sparkling attack clashing with immovable defence. Even so the likes of George Ford and Jonathan Joseph will be snuffed out without some initial go-forward.While his hallmarks is raw intensity, Fearns is also an authoritative figure that reads the game accurately. He turns 26 this week but seems far older, both in appearance and nous.When Fearns took the field on Saturday shortly before the hour-mark, Bath looked to have realised what they were about to achieve – and were utterly terrified.Though they were 21-10 ahead, their set-piece had gone to custard opposite the outstanding Tigers front row and some iffy decision-making was creeping in. In fact, from Ford’s kick-off to begin the second half – which sailed out on the full – through to the 56th minute, Bath temporarily misplaced their mojo amid the significance of the occasion.The 11 seasons since their previous final outing were weighing heavy, oppressively so. Given Leicester’s know-how, this was always the danger.Assessing the situationThe below pattern from a lineout demonstrated how Bath’s instincts were perhaps being stunted:Ford’s high ball resulted in a scrum to Bath, but the reluctance to keep the ball in hand and trust their phase-play is odd, especially given the penetration of their earlier attacks.Back to a full complement of 15 players following the return of Anthony Watson and Leroy Houston from the sin-bin, there is no excuse. In the event, Leicester won the ensuing set-piece against the head anyway, and could assert pressure for a decent period of possession.Then Fearns replaced Houston and went to work. Notice that he makes a beeline for Ford on taking the field:There is always a bit of guess-work involved in lip-reading, but it appears as though Fearns is relaying a message and mouths the word ‘play’, which would absolutely make sense.Afterwards, Mike Ford spoke of how Bath lapsed into some aimless rugby either side of half-time. At this point, they needed to reverse Tigers’ building momentum, so keeping the ball and challenging the Leicester line was essential.Hands to the pumpFirst though, some defending needed to be done. Fearns threw himself into the job at hand, making this excellent hit on Jamie Gibson:Speeding up as Ben Youngs probes around the fringes and is stopped by Matt Garvey, he first blocks any pass to either Ed Slater or Dan Cole:The Tiger scrum-half does manage to link with Gibson. However, Fearns readjusts and buries his man:Two phases later, Leicester cough up. Fearns, who has got back onto his feet and into the game, has an important, if subtle role:Nick Auterac makes the hit on Christian Loamanu that forces the ball loose and Garvey collects. Fearns is hovering close by and notices Julian Salvi move in:He immediately clears out the Australian before the ball can be threatened:Leicester were so persistent, and kept coming at Bath in wave after wave. As ever, Tom Youngs was a willing carrier. Here, he is stopped by Fearns and Garvey:Notice how the tacklers retain their balance and make Leicester move them from the contact area:Their presence means the ruck is slow. Even more crucially, as Fearns is not put on the floor, he can sweep around and contribute to the defensive effort:Though Vereniki Goneva stretches Kyle Eastmond and Joseph, the industry pays off when Cole tries to trundle around the fringe:Fearns comes back into shot as fellow replacement Rob Webber downs Cole……before getting over the ball amid the attentions of Mat Tait:Brad Thorn and Marcos Ayerza shunt Fearns away, but that only leaves Joseph free to latch on and encourage referee JP Doyle to award the penalty for holding on: Trucking up: Carl Fearns takes it to the line against Leicester Tigers From there, Bath could get out of their own half. Winning another penalty soon afterwards, they kicked for touch and won a lineout in a strong position.Blowing it openThough a catch-and-drive derailed, Fearns grabbed the attack by the scruff and instigated a match-winning score:All season he has been a domineering force on the gain-line. His footwork to unbalance Slater, explosive power and deft offload to Francois Louw – who in turn puts away Peter Stringer – is exceptional.Here is a closer angle:Precisely five minutes later, Fearns lit the touch paper again, this time from a scrum:Bath were battered by Cole and Ayerza for most of the afternoon. In this instance though, Fearns tears away from the base before too much pressure can come through.His pace is impressive and his timing of pass perfect, tying in both Slater and Freddie Burns before releasing Ford:Staying in the game once more – a feature of this performance – Fearns followed up to clear Slater from the ensuing ruck after Semesa Rokoduguni takes it in:Bath move left into midfield, finding fluency at last, and then bounce back right to devastating effect:Fearns does not touch the ball in this decisive phase. Still, his presence holds Slater while Gibson must look after the fringes. Ford can isolate Goneva and free Rokoduguni:Fire and iceBy deploying Fearns on the bench, Mike Ford ensured 24 minutes of massive energy. Indeed, the back-rower was effervescent. At the restart after Ford’s try, he was on the scene.A burly tackle topples Salvi before Fearns gets to his feet and makes a nuisance of himself at the ruck, sending a boot through the breakdown to disrupt Leicester’s ball:Eventually, from a cohesive kick-chase, Bath did overturn possession. They were then deadly:Many forwards panic and flounder when they found themselves in midfield. Not Fearns. Played in by Joseph, he stays calm.Realising that such a vast expanse of space would be best exploited by someone quicker than he, there is a straightforward transfer to Watson:The conversion puts Bath 40-10 up and the courageous Tigers crack. Dave Attwood careers upfield. Fearns is hungry for even more work:This carry comes to nothing when Ford aims an audacious chip into the dead-ball area.Soon enough though, with Leicester trying to spark something from deep, Fearns is involved:A turnover-inducing challenge epitomised how Fearns turned the tables in terms of physicality. Though the ball has gone past him to the left, he keeps pressing:When Salvi cuts back, he is taken low by Dominic Day and Garvey. Fearns steps in, targets the ball and clobbers his opponent around the sternum:Given half a chance, Bath ended on a fittingly clinical note, Ollie Devoto assisting Watson:So ended the semi-final, capping a hugely influential effort from Fearns that truly swung the outcome towards Bath.Sam Burgess has started the past five Premiership matches at blindside flanker. At a raucous Rec, Fearns could not have put together a more compelling case to wear the number six shirt against Saracens in the season decider.The ball is in Mike Ford court. He has a potentially crucial call to make. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Carl Fearns has enjoyed an excellent season for Bath and made a match-clinching cameo from the bench in Saturday’s semi-final against Leicester Tigers TAGS: Highlight Thanks to BT Sport and Premiership Rugby for the match footage. You can purchase tickets to the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham here.last_img read more

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Battle of Britain medals raise £47k to date for Royal Air Forces Association

first_imgBattle of Britain medals raise £47k to date for Royal Air Forces Association The Royal Air Forces Association has raised £47,000 to date through its official Battle of Britain medals and coins.Last month saw the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) visit No. 10 Downing Street to present a special edition of the Battle of Britain Commemorative Medal to Colonel Nicholas Perry, Military Assistant to David Cameron, who received it for the Prime Minister and on behalf of the UK. The event was the final step in the organisation’s Official Commemorative Programme to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in partnership with The London Mint Office, Jervis Entertainment Media and Worcestershire Medal Service.The medal was presented to Colonel Perry by David Prowse, Director of Membership at the RAF Association, and was created in tribute to everyone involved in the Battle from across 16 countries in total. The participating countries were Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic and Slovakia), France, Jamaica, Newfoundland (now part of Canada), New Zealand, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Poland, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), the UK and the USA.David Prowse, Director of Membership, RAF Association, & Colonel Nicholas Perry, Military Assistant to David CameronThe London Mint Office is offering every household in the UK the opportunity to receive a smaller version of the medal for free, with The London Mint Office donating 20 pence for each free medal from its national campaign. 103,000 free medals have ordered to date, and £47,000 donated to the RAF Association by the end of March.All the official RAFA medals and coins (paid for and free) triggered donations with 1.5% of net sales donated to the RAF Association. These are: The Battle of Britain Sovereign, five Battle of Britain Men and Machines Medals, Supermarine Spitfire in Gold, The Many and the Few Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Commemorative, and The Hawker Hurricane Medal.The free Battle of Britain medal can be ordered from www.ourfinesthour.co.uk. Advertisement Picture credit: 10 Downing Street  169 total views,  3 views today  170 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 10 May 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Financelast_img read more

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MacKenzie Scott donates $4.2 billion in four months

first_img Howard Lake | 17 December 2020 | News These donations follow Scott’s commitment to the Giving Pledge last year, which saw 40 of America’s wealthiest people collectively agree to give the majority of their wealth away. Writing about the pledge, Scott, who has an estimated net worth of $57.2 billion, said: “in addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share.” The Giving Pledge was created by Bill and Melinda Gates and includes high-profile billionaires such as Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Michael Bloomberg. MacKenzie Scott donates $4.2 billion in four months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  184 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis MORE:How much do UK charities receive from Amazon Smile? (29 June 2020)Amazon founder launches Bezos Earth Fund (18 February 2020)Britain’s youngest self-made billionaire joins the Giving Pledge (29 May 2019) 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. MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder and CEO of Jeff Bezos, has donated $4.2 billion to 384 organisations across the USA over the last four months.Many of the chosen organisations are responding to the economic impact of Covid-19, including food banks and emergency relief funds. Scott has also donated to organisations “addressing long-term systemic inequities that have been deepened by the crisis”. These include civil rights groups and universities traditionally serving marginalised communities.Writing on Medium, Scott shared the planning behind the selection process, saying that her team took a “data-driven” approach, initially considering 6,490 organisations. She said:We do this research and deeper diligence not only to identify organizations with high potential for impact, but also to pave the way for unsolicited and unexpected gifts given with full trust and no strings attached. Because our research is data-driven and rigorous, our giving process can be human and soft. Not only are non-profits chronically underfunded, they are also chronically diverted from their work by fundraising, and by burdensome reporting requirements that donors often place on them.Many of the recipient organisations have publicly thanked Scott for her generosity. Virginia State College, a historically black institution, was one of these: Advertisement Tagged with: Amazon Giving/Philanthropy Major Donor Fundraiserlast_img read more

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After Russia awarded 2014 Winter Olympics, authorities should demonstrate a real will to solve murders of journalists

first_img Reporters without borders went to Moscow to meet murdered journalists’ relatives and employers. Press freedom situation in Russia and, in particular, the lack of progress in solving murders of journalists continue to be a source of great concern. News News RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information читать на русскомThe press freedom situation in Russia and, in particular, the lack of progress in solving murders of journalists continue to be a source of great concern, Reporters Without Borders said today after the Russia resort of Sochi was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics. The organisation sent a team to Russia at the end of last month to meet the families and employers of murdered journalists.“We are not in the least reassured by the announcement that a special commission of enquiry led by jurist Alexandre Bastrykin will get under way in September,” the press freedom organisation said. “Bastrykin’s proximity to the Kremlin and the fact he is regarded as a supporter of Vladimir Putin, with whom he studied in St. Petersburg, raise doubts about his independence. The problem is not the resources available to prosecutors but the existence of a real desire to solve the murders of journalists. The creation of new commission with an unclear mandate does not change that.”Although the prosecutor’s office has welcomed the way the investigation into the murder of Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya is being conducted, none of its conclusion has yet been revealed. The prosecutor has only said that it is highly likely that those responsible will be identified. Six leads are currently being investigated, but colleagues of Politkovskaya whom Reporters Without Borders met said they suspected that those who gave the orders for her murder were not being questioned and that only the perpetrators would be brought to trial. Their initial confidence in the judicial system’s ability to carry out a complete investigation has waned. Recent statements published in the press implying that exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky could have been involved in Politkovskaya’s murder seem designed to deflect attention from alternative theories that would be more embarrassing for the Russian authorities.The retrial of the alleged murderers of the editor of the Russian version of Forbes magazine, Paul Klebnikov, could not be held because of the supposed disappearance one of the leading defendants, Kazbek Dukuzov. Dukuzov nonetheless appeared on Andrei Kalitin’s programme “Spetsrassledovaniye” (“Special Investigation”) on the national TV station Pervy Kanal (Channel 1) on 18 June and told Kalitin he was not hiding from the authorities. A total of 21 journalists have been killed in connection with their work in Russia since March 2000. Ivan Safronov of Kommersant, who was killed in a fall from the fourth floor of his apartment building on 2 March could be the 22nd. The prosecutor’s office announced on 29 June that, in its view, there was no link between his death and his recent work. But those close to Safronov say he had no reason to take his own life and there was no sign that he intended to do so, and that the authorities should be examining the possibility of a link between his death and his research into Russian arms sales to the Middle East. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go further Follow the news on Belarus Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News July 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After Russia awarded 2014 Winter Olympics, authorities should demonstrate a real will to solve murders of journalists Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

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Redfin Poised to Enter the Rental Game

first_img Redfin Poised to Enter the Rental Game Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2021-02-22 Christina Hughes Babb The real-estate brokerage Redfin last week announced it has entered an agreement to acquire RentPath Holdings for $608 million. The deal would pull RentPath out of bankruptcy and would make Redfin more competitive in the real estate listings business, according to a news release from Redfin.Redfin’s CEO Glenn Kelman believes RentPath will boost Redfin.com traffic by, among other advantages, attracting a new demographic of renters and increasing his company’s stature among homebuyers and renters alike.”Redfin’s brand will get bigger. We’ll show up higher for Internet searches on Phoenix housing or St. Louis real estate,” Kelman said. “Redfin’s 2020 rapid traffic growth has already transformed our prospects, giving us a powerful channel for meeting customers and marketing listings directly to buyers. Together with RentPath, which grew traffic by more than 25% in 2020, Redfin will aim to compete with the largest portals on every front, for every visitor. It’ll be a wild battle.”Friday’s deal follows an earlier purchase agreement between RentPath and CoStar, which federal antitrust regulators blocked, ruling that the partnership would “significantly increase concentration in the already highly concentrated markets for internet listing services advertising for large apartment complexes in 49 individual metropolitan areas across the United States.” Since Redfin is brand new to rentals, no such concerns.While Redfin with RentPath will welcome customers who pay the fee to list their communities on RentPath’s sites, it also plans to pilot a program for property managers to pay only for a signed lease.At least for now, Redfin does not intend to hire real estate agents to represent renters.”It’s common for real estate agents to represent renters in only a few North American cities, and we still have thousands of agents to hire for buying and selling homes in 2021,” Kelman said. “Even if we don’t employ rental agents, we’ll still need a rentals sales-force.”The CEO added that “since signing up new customers, not just revenue, is our first priority,” he won’t be able to forecast RentPath’s financial performance until the two companies can work out a sales strategy, which he anticipates will be a few months after the merger closes.The single-family rental market has evolved over the past decade and interest is growing. In fact, a recent Bloomberg article pointed out that single-family rentals are drawing increased interest from not only independent investors but also institutional money, and that more builders and apartment firms are pushing into that corner of the market.In addition, the pandemic reportedly has ignited Americans’ desire for larger living spaces and thus sparked a new level of “zest” for the SFR sector of real estate.   As for Redfin, its CEO concludes that over time, “we’ll figure out how we can make the whole process of renting a home better, not just the initial search. This deal is just the beginning of a new, exciting journey.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Redfin Poised to Enter the Rental Game Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Despite Pandemic, the Need for Smaller Homes Remains Next: HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Texas’ Winter Storm Victims Subscribe February 22, 2021 1,012 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Note: This spring, the Five Star Institute, with moderator Jeffrey Tesch, CEO of RCN Capital, presents the 2021 Single-Family Rental Summit (SFRS). The event is Wednesday, May 12 at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.  in Daily Dose, Featured, Newslast_img read more

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‘Poor Connectivity’: J&K HC Adjourns Habeas Plea Due To Difficulty In Video Conferencing

first_imgNews Updates’Poor Connectivity’: J&K HC Adjourns Habeas Plea Due To Difficulty In Video Conferencing Sanya Talwar5 May 2020 9:02 AMShare This – xDue to poor connectivity, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court was constrained to adjourn the hearing of a habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom, the President of J&K Bar Association. The Court expressed “difficulty” while hearing a matter via Video Conferencing on account on “poor connectivity”. “we, while sitting at two different places through…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?LoginDue to poor connectivity, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court was constrained to adjourn the hearing of a habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom, the President of J&K Bar Association. The Court expressed “difficulty” while hearing a matter via Video Conferencing on account on “poor connectivity”. “we, while sitting at two different places through Video Conferencing, faced great difficulty in the process of hearing the matter via Video Conferencing. Despite that being the position, we were continuing to hear the parties, but Mr B. A. Dar, learned Senior Additional Advocate General, got disconnected on account of poor connectivity” – Order stated.A bench of Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey & Vinod Chatterji Koul  was hearing the Letters Patent Appeal against the February 7 order of the single bench, by the habeas plea was dismissed.Mr. B.A. Dar, Senior AAG (appearing on behalf of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir) expressed difficulty in attending the hearing due to “non-availability of a proper Videoconferencing Facility” “The Court is conscious of the difficulty expressed by Mr. Dar as also the difficulty we are faced with on account of non-availability of proper Video Conferencing facility to the learned counsel for the parties, but at the same time the court is hard pressed to hear this case” – J&K High Court On account of the above, hearing was adjourned to May 18, 2020, i.e after the lockdown,  and it was directed that the Registry must put in place proper arrangements to effectuate Video Conference Hearings.Mian Abdul Qayoom has been under detention since August 5, when the Central Government took measures to abrogate the special status of J&K under Article 370 of the Constitution of India.On Monday, the Supreme Court reserved its orders in pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet speed connectivity in Jammu & Kashmir. The Government of Jammu & Kashmir had argued against restoration of 4G in the UT citing issues of ongoing militancy and possibility of a 4G connection being misused for propagating “modern terrorism”.The Government had also told the apex court that lack of 4G speed had not affected normal life in the region.The Central government had imposed a complete communications blackout in the erstwhile state of J&K in August 2019, right after abrogation of Article 370. Five months later in January 2020, following the Supreme Court order in the Anuradha Bhasin case, the services were partially restored, only at 2G speed for mobile users. Access was provided only to a selected “white-listed” sites, and social media was completely blocked. The Supreme Court had observed that indefinite suspension of internet is not permissible and restrictions on internet have to follow the principles of proportionality under Article 19(2). The blockade on social media was lifted on March 4, but the speed was retained as 2G for mobile data. After that, the J&K Administration passed several orders from time to time, retaining the speed restrictions. As per the latest order passed on April 27, the restrictions have been extended till May 11. The administration stated that the speed restrictions have not affected COVID-19 control measures and online education 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

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[Breaking]’Media Should Exercise Restraint, Follow Programme Code’, Delhi HC Directs In Rakul Preet Singh’s Plea Against Broadcasting Of Maligning Campaign Against Her

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking]’Media Should Exercise Restraint, Follow Programme Code’, Delhi HC Directs In Rakul Preet Singh’s Plea Against Broadcasting Of Maligning Campaign Against Her Karan Tripathi16 Sep 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has directed the media channels to exercise restraint in their reports and follow the Programme Code and other guidelines, both statutory and self-regulatory. The order has come in a plea moved by Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh against the broadcasting of allegedly defamatory and maligning campaign against her. While issuing notice, the Single Bench…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 Delhi High Court has directed the media channels to exercise restraint in their reports and follow the Programme Code and other guidelines, both statutory and self-regulatory. The order has come in a plea moved by Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh against the broadcasting of allegedly defamatory and maligning campaign against her. While issuing notice, the Single Bench of Justice Navin Chawla directed the News Broadcasters Association to consider the present plea as a representation and expedite the process of redressal. ‘Issue interim directions to the media channels, if required’, the court said. Challenging the unsubstantiated reports broadcasted against her, Rakul Preet Singh moved the present petition seeking a direction to be issued to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to take action against media channels that are violating Programme Code as well as the guidelines issued by the Ministry on 20/12/19 and 20/02/20. Appearing for the actor, Advocate Aman Hingorani submitted that the media started running a maligning campaign against Rakul alleging that Rhea Chakraborty named her during her interrogation. ‘They are showing her morphed pictures to paint a narrative, to link her to some sort of a drug gang. They’re hounding her, coming to her voice and violating her privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution’, Mr Hingirani submitted. While citing irreparable damage to reputation, Mr Hingorani further argued that the media channels are running this defamatory campaign despite knowing the fact that Rhea Chakraborty has retracted her statement. ‘Broadcasters Association should take action against these media channels, they also have the power to deregister these channels’, Mr Hingorani argued. While noting that the present writ has been moved without first filing a complaint before the concerned authority, the court said: ‘Even the Supreme Court noticed this trend recently in one of the cases. What can we do when the media is not self regulating?’, the court said. When Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma, who was appearing for the Central Government, argued that there can’t be pre-publication censorship, the court said: ‘There has to be some restraint. How come the media gets to know such information even before the officers do? Reputations are getting tarnished because of this.’ The court will now take up this matter on October 15. 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

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Derry GAA sponsor killed in Draperstown crash

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – August 15, 2020 A prominent businessman and GAA supporter has died in a crash in County Derry.Hugh McWilliams of H&A Mechanical Services in Derry, was driving a car which went off the road at Five Mile Straight in Draperstown at around lunchtime yesterday.The PSNI says it was the only vehicle involved.Derry GAA says the community is devastated at the news and all senior club championship fixtures due to take place in the county this weekend will be postponed as a mark of respect. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Previous articleDerry boss Declan Devine looks ahead to tough game against ShelbourneNext articleIrish Water to resume clinics with councillors News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Derry GAA sponsor killed in Draperstown crash Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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PCERA to host a tea for all new retired teachers

first_img Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Foster pleads guilty in 2011 double murder A circuit judge sentenced a Troy man to two consecutive life sentences Tuesday after he pled guilty to two counts… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Messenger photo/submittedThe Pike County Education Retirees Association enjoyed a Chat & Chew luncheon at its final meeting before summer. The PCERA is looking forward to hosting a tea for newly retired educators who are ready to become members on August 10 at the Troy Recreation Department. Pictured from left, seated, Ann Andrews, Ann McMillian, Doristine Sankey, Ellen Snider, Kathleen Forbish, Sweetie Siler. Standing: L to R are: Tellie Hill, Linda Morgan, Hassie Green, Earlie Matthews, Peggy Lane, Gwen Darget, Mary Brundidge, Dan Green and Linda Dykes. Not pictured, Kaye Jinright, Janet Campbell, Melma Jordan, Thelma Stephens, Patricia Hatcher, E. Carmichael, S. Thurman and Lois Robinson. center_img The Pike County Education Retirees Association (PCERA) will host a tea for all new retired teachers, educators and administrators from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, at the Troy Recreation Department Multi-Purpose Room.Peggy Lane, PCERA publicity and public relations chair, said the association members look forward to seeing all individuals who are retired and ready to become members.“The PCERA will resume our meetings for the 2017-2018 program year with the tea and hope to have all teachers, educators and administrators who recently retired join us as we begin our new program year,” Lane said. The members of the PCERA continue to work for a cause, to live to express and to strive to make their absence felt. Lane said all newly retired educators and retired non-members are invited to attend the PCERA tea on August 10 and learn more about the association and hopefully decided to become active and involved members. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell The PCERA’s final meeting of the 2016-2017 program year was held in May at the Troy Recreation Department. “The ‘Chat & Chew’ covered dish luncheon provided the retired members an opportunity to fellowship together and a time to reflect on how teachers have touched lives,” Lane said. “Some people, no matter how we find them, are as essential to our lives as breathing in and out.“To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another. Schoolteachers and educators work for a cause, not applause. They live life to express, not impress. They don’t strive to make their presence noticed but to make their absence felt.” PCERA to host a tea for all new retired teachers Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2017last_img read more

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Saving Our Youth college summit provides scholarship opportunities

first_imgLatest Stories Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Skip Print Article Saving Our Youth college summit provides scholarship opportunities Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Martin said the College Summit scholarship program is an effort to assist parents and students with the cost of college tuition.The application is not an involved process and all seniors who want to attend college are encouraged to apply.“The Saving Our Youth Organization presented a College Summit 2018-2019 for Pike County High School seniors in Brundidge on Sunday, October 14,” Martin said. “We were pleased to have nine applicants for the Saving Our Youth Scholarship and hope to have even more on Sunday.” “Saving Our Youth Organization is dedicated to the young people of our community,” Martin said. “We want to see them all succeed in life. Providing these scholarships is one way that we can help them along the way.”All high school seniors who would benefit from a Saving Our Youth Organization’s scholarship program are invited and encouraged to attend the College Summit and apply for one of the available scholarships. The Saving Our Youth Organization will host College Summit 2018-2019 for seniors at Charles Henderson High School, Goshen High School and other area schools from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday at Flo’s Kitchen at 201 Love Street.Lashonda Martin, who with her husband Clyde, founded the Saving Our Youth Organization, said the College Summit is free for all high school seniors in the local area.“All seniors from all districts are encouraged to attend the College Summit and to apply for the Saving Our Youth Scholarships,” Martin said. “Scholarship packets will be available at the summit. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.” Jackie Patterson at Troy University will be the guest speaker for the College Summit.Martin said Patterson is a strong advocate for young people and a great encourager. Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Friday, October 19, 2018 You Might Like Reunion Troy announces plans for Veterans Day weekend The Reunion Troy committee has finalized plans for a Veterans Weekend Celebration, November 9-12 in Troy. Mackenzie Kayler, Troy Community… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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