IPL 2020: Hopefully We’ll See More Good Matches In Men’s And…

first_imgCricketBCCIIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports News YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries By Kunal Dhyani – September 22, 2020 Looking at the close nature of all three games in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), BCCI president Sourav Ganguly praised all teams for the quality of cricket displayed so far.He also hoped to see more exciting cricket in the upcoming matches of the men’s IPL and the Women’s T20 Challenge which will be played during the playoffs of the men’s tournament. TAGSBCCIBCCI President Sourav GangulyBCCIWomen IPLIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020 SHARE Cricket Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStick“3 good matches in the IPL so far @bcci @IPL.. hopefully, we will see lot more good matches in the men’s and women’s @BCCIWomen IPL in the next 60 days,” Ganguly tweeted.3 good matches in the IPL so far @bcci @IPL .. hopefully we will see lot more good matches in the men’s and women’s @BCCIWomen IPL in the next 60 days [email protected] @imVkohli— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 21, 2020In the opening match of the tournament played on September 19, Chennai Super Kings triumphed over Mumbai Indians by five wickets. With this, MS Dhoni became the first skipper to record 100 wins as a leader of a franchise in the IPL.On September 20, Delhi Capitals won the match against Kings XI Punjab in a Super Over. The match was hampered by controversy as on-field umpire Nitin Menon gave a wrong call for ‘one-run short’ and many have argued that it was the main reason that Punjab lost the game.Since then, Punjab has reported the matter to the match referee and his judgment is awaited. Kings XI Punjab co-owners Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta have urged the BCCI to change the rules of the game so that technology can intervene to eradicate howlers from the game.On Monday, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated SunRisers Hyderabad by ten runs.Later today, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Previous articleIPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad Mitchell Marsh likely to be ruled out of entire IPL due to ankle injuryNext articlePUBG Ban : 3 reasons why PUBG – Tencent break-up is good for the game Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Cricket IPL 2020: Hopefully We’ll See More Good Matches In Men’s And Women’s IPL: Sourav Ganguly ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Cricket Cricket Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runslast_img read more

A tribute to rugby fans

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A tribute to rugby fansFans. Rugby fans. What would we do without them? Sadly, we are now finding out. Rugby is being played in ghost grounds, with just a mere splattering of coaches and coaching back-up, a few television technicians and a row or two of journalists. It is uncannily quiet and profoundly unsatisfying, even though some of the rugby being played has been excellent.But without the colourful cavalcade in their hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands, in the stadiums and towns and cities where the matches take place (or in their tens or hundreds in the amateur game), it seems that half the spectacle and almost all the sense of occasion has stayed at home along with them.Where have we missed them most? Everywhere. Rewind a few months to the end of last season. Imagine the noise that would have greeted Leinster sealing the Guinness Pro14 against Ulster. Exeter’s win over Toulouse in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final deserved a crowd as big as the Maracana, let alone the 14,000 they can pack in at Sandy Park.The Scarlets have their own memories. Two seasons ago when they played La Rochelle at home, the stadium was absolutely bouncing, with the stirring Yma O Hyd ringing all around West Wales. A stark contrast to the bleak silence of their first home game of this Pro14 season against Munster.Fans. At Twickenham on match day, journalists tend to arrive very early. I try to be in the media box four hours before kick-off, and not just because Andrew, the media box steward, serves lunch before the game. It is just that there is a fair amount to do and to contemplate.As kick-off approaches, we will have heard the anthems being rehearsed – God Defend New Zealand, or to be accurate God Defend New Zee-hee-land, does get you just a little upon fifth repetition. We will also hear God Save the Queen at least five times as well, and loud roaring as the men or women on the microphones warm up their tonsils.Empty feeling: Giant flags have replaced fans in the Twickenham stands (Getty Images)However, nothing of any note happens whatsoever, there is no sense of occasion and no adrenalin, until the fans arrive. Admittedly, way too many of you leave it way too near the kick-off to come in. You also crash and totter back and forth refilling your glasses during the game.But nothing you could say in pre-match analysis, either written or on broadcast media, nothing you could lay on before a game, could possibly create the tension and the expectancy like all you lot arriving in your hordes.“Major stadiums are called the cathedrals of the game. But what are cathedrals without congregations? Just hollow and soulless old buildings”It is the same for every ground, at any level, anywhere in rugby. The great journalist Ian Wooldridge called the major stadiums “cathedrals of the game” and he was dead right. But what are cathedrals without congregations? Just hollow and soulless old buildings.And that is the savage drawback of rugby right now. We must admire those rugby bodies and organisers and medical staff and security men and planners and everyone involved in getting rugby on in the Gallagher Premiership and the Pro14 and the Autumn Nations Cup and now the 2021 Six Nations.If we did not have television money at present then we would not have much money at all, and how the treasurers must wince in agony to see 80,000 empty seats at Twickenham or 15,000 at the Rec or 25,000 at Thomond Park or to see Parc y Scarlets completed denuded. There is no one to blame bar the beastly virus. But no fans, no show.Travelling support: A France fan in Scotland for last year’s Six Nations match (SNS Group/Getty Images)Fans are lovable for their sheer good nature and patience. The game long ago stopped prioritising them. Ticket prices have gone through the roof, and after Covid-19 they will be in the stratosphere, no doubt. They shunt kick-off times for the benefit of television, probably to hours when you might be having some family time or be otherwise engaged. This article originally appeared in the December 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They have stuck with the horror of Sunday Internationals where the numbers of travelling fans have been brutally cropped and the atmosphere diminished, and they have even staged those horrible Friday evening kick-offs, in cities that are already at a standstill with Friday evening traffic.Fans? Buy your tickets and be quiet. But still, those supporters are undaunted.Frankly, I love you all. I love what you bring, the comments, the occasional barbs. The lack of friction with opponents. If I have one objection it lies in the rather pompous shushing when someone is having a kick at goal, a practice that is most prevalent amongst crowds who then resort to lack of sportsmanship and utter mercilessness. But thankfully, they are incredibly few and far between.Fans. I love you when we are having a few quiet evenings in our hotel Down Under on a British & Irish Lions tour, then the next night you come down and 10,000 people dressed in red are queueing for the bar, delaying the lifts, but spending hard-earned cash and deserving to lap up every millisecond.You even have to love the fans in Hong Kong. You realise after a couple of visits to the sevens that none of the hysterical roars that come from the huge bank of fancy-dressed loonies down the end, are related to the action on the field – but they have paid their money, they add to the colour, they can do whatever they like.Full house: Fans at the Hong Kong Sevens (Getty Images)Probably, I fell in love with fans when I was one myself. At school, Mr Harries – our sports master – would be standing in the corridor with a handful of blue tickets given to him by Newport RFC. These were the complimentary tickets through which we became devoted followers of the Black-and-Ambers, and in turn that is one of the reasons why I knew in my heart that regional rugby in Wales would never work, and it has not.Some seasons, we hardly missed a home game, went on the supporters’ bus to a good few away games. We stood in the Shed at Gloucester as teenagers, wearing our Newport scarves, taking all the stick going but never feeling in the least anxious. And now even the Shed has been empty, and what use is an empty Shed?My first job in journalism was on this magazine as a tyro. I always used to go to Cardiff Arms Park and stand on the North terrace and when I became a journalist, I declared to my friends that I would never leave them, I would always stand with them on the terrace.I did it once, then tried – as an experiment – my media box ticket. Blimey. It was a great view, none of the jostling, and a free lunch. I have to admit that I turned my back on the terraces, never to return. Two-faced, maybe. But metaphorically at least, I was still down there with them. And I still am. Rugby without fans is a film without dialogue, or without scenery.Fans. You have all been grievously missed, and the day you all come charging back in (safely), will be the day when rugby becomes itself again.Armchairs are all very well. Being there is everything. Packed: Ireland supporters celebrate as Jordan Larmour scores against Wales in 2020 (Sportsfile/Getty Images) As the absence of crowds is felt throughout sport, Rugby World columnist Stephen Jones hails the game’s lifeblood – supporters TAGS: Featured last_img read more

Food Allergy, Intolerance, & Sensitivity: What’s the Difference?

first_img Previous articleThis Day in History: Magna Carta SealedNext articleMeet the Modern Dad Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Dr. Chad LarsonIf you’re looking for evidence that our society has become increasingly aware of the connection between the food we eat and our overall health, all you have to do is visit your local market. With whole aisles devoted to gluten-free products, labels designed to warn of potential allergies, and a range of milk alternatives, the availability of diet-specific foods has never been greater—and that is definitely a good thing. However, while the common consciousness has come to accept terms like peanut allergy, gluten sensitivity, and lactose intolerance, many people are often confused by what these connected (but disparate) terms really mean. In fact, 49 percent of Americans say they are only somewhat or not at all knowledgeable about food allergies or intolerances.So is there a difference between food allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity? The answer is yes—these are all different health issues that vary in severity and treatment. While symptoms can sometimes seem similar, what’s happening within the body is often vastly different, and identifying those complex internal processes is the key to effective treatment. Here’s a quick overview of each.Food AllergyA food allergy is a reaction caused by the immune system’s response to a certain food. When a person’s immune system recognizes this food as an invader, it creates Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to fight the allergen, which releases chemicals—such as histamines—into the body. The resulting inflammation can create symptoms ranging from itchiness and rashes, to stomach pain and respiratory issues. In the most severe cases, these reactions are immediate and can be life-threatening. Research estimates that up to 15 percent of Americans suffer from a food allergy.Food IntoleranceFood intolerance is characterized by difficulty in digesting certain foods. While this can be caused by different factors (such as poor nutritional intake or reactions to food additives) some people also lack the enzymes required to break down particular foods. Lactose intolerance, for example, is caused by an individual’s inability to produce sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which is needed to break down lactose in dairy. Symptoms of food intolerance are wide and varied and are therefore often difficult to diagnose. However, we know that food intolerances do not involve IgE antibodies or the immune system, so testing is an effective way to rule this out.Food SensitivityFood sensitivity is perhaps the most complicated of these three classifications, as it combines many of the nebulous non-immunologic symptoms of food intolerances with the complex immune responses that are typical of food allergies (characterized by delayed IgG and IgA immune responses rather than the faster IgE variety). Testing for food sensitivity is especially important because while symptoms can be less severe or obvious than those of food allergies, the possibility of long-term damage is a real danger. Celiac disease is one example of this. When individuals with celiac disease ingest gluten, their immune systems respond by attacking the small intestine, ultimately damaging the intestinal tissue. If left untreated, celiac disease can lead to the development of other autoimmune disorders.Where do I go from here?If you’ve noticed that you feel unwell after eating certain foods or you suffer from chronic unexplained symptoms, it’s important to work with your doctor to diagnose what exactly is happening within your body so you can pursue an appropriate treatment plan. Your physician may have you maintain a diary or order tests to help determine what is causing health issues. Specialized testing, like the comprehensive Array 10 and Array 3 tests from Cyrex Labs, can assist your physician in honing in on the specific sensitivities that may lead to allergies or contribute to other health issues in the long-term.The science of food-related reactivity has come a long way in the last few decades, and this knowledge is helping to shape a more positive relationship with what we put into our bodies. We now understand that there are many different factors and forces contributing to the way we react to various foods, and advancements in testing are making it easier than ever for each of us to identify a path toward our individual optimal health. The more we learn about these differences, the better we’ll be able to prevent the kinds of misconceptions that lead to misdiagnoses—and that means less time focusing on foods to avoid, and more time focusing on what we need to sustain happier, healthier lives.Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS, is an Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Syria peace talks in Sochi make progress — without U.S.

first_imgBy Karin LeukefeldWithout the participation of the U.S., other Western imperialist forces or the Gulf monarchies — all of whom have armed and funded forces carrying out the war in Syria and are responsible for the suffering there — the parties directly involved in the war in Syria held peace talks at the end of July. The talks indicate the success of the Damascus government in winning back control of most of the country. Leukefeld has been covering events in Syria for at least the past decade for the German daily newspaper Junge Welt, which published this article on Aug. 2. The translation is by Workers World Managing Editor John Catalinotto.As July ended, the tenth Syria talks in Astana format [peace talks that started in Astana, Kazakhstan, in January 2017] took place in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi. Those parties involved in the war in Syria discussed how a peace process could be set in motion. The meeting took place under the patronage of the guarantee powers: Russia, Iran and Turkey.The agenda was set by Alexander Lavrentiev, the Russian president’s envoy to Syria, and by the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Iran was represented by Hossein Dzhaberi Ansari, advisor to the Iranian Foreign Minister. Turkey sent its Astana representative, diplomat Sedat Onal. The Syrian delegation was led by the country’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Al-Jafari.Some opposition delegations and U.N. experts also attended. Neither the U.S. government nor the opposition National Coalition, supported by the West [U.S. and West European NATO powers] and the Gulf States, took part in the meeting.For the guarantor powers, military, practical and confidence-building measures were in the foreground. These included the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, the return and support of internally displaced persons and refugees, the reconstruction of the civilian infrastructure, and the exchange of prisoners and the deceased. The political process will have to be shaped by the Syrians themselves.De Mistura, on the other hand, emphasized the necessity of advancing constitutional reform. A commission is to meet in Geneva under his patronage. The Syrian government has already submitted a list with the names of 50 of its delegates. According to the West, another 100 people will each be nominated — half by the opposition [to the Damascus government] within Syria and half from abroad.‘Transitional solution’ to end the fightingThe Astana talks — in which the Syrian government and the “more moderate” armed opposition groups are negotiating — have contributed significantly to calming the war in Syria since the beginning of 2017. De-escalation areas have been created, thousands of Syrian opposition fighters have laid down their weapons, and the Syrian Army has brought large parts of the country back under its control. Those who did not want to surrender their weapons were transported with relatives to Idlib or farther north in the country to areas controlled by Turkey.This is, however, to be a “transitional solution.” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has made it clear that the whole country is to be brought back under control of the Syrian state. This expressly includes talks between Damascus and opposition groups.A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department stated that the U.S. would not attend the meeting in Sochi “as an observer or in any other official capacity.” Instead, Washington “continues to focus on negotiations under the auspices of the UN in Geneva,” the spokesperson said.Maria Sakharova, spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, called the U.S. absence “regrettable,” especially as Washington constantly assures the other parties that it wants to support the political process in Syria. That is exactly what the meeting in Sochi was about.Moscow had repeatedly assured that this was not an “alternative to Geneva.” The U.S. government is trying to downplay the importance of the Astana format to make the mediation results achieved there seem unimportant and to prevent their implementation. This rejection is due to the U.S. failure to “bring Syria under its control,” Sakharova said. According to de Mistura, the U.N. Special Mediator for Syria who personally participated in the Sochi talks, this is a bad attitude.A final declaration of Sochi was signed by the guarantors Russia, Iran and Turkey on July 31. It emphasizes a development in Syria in accordance with international law and U.N. Security Council resolutions.Battle against ‘terrorist groups’ in foregroundFor the guarantor powers, the battle against the “Islamic state,” the Nusra Front and other groups listed by the U.N. Security Council as “terrorist groups” remains in the foreground. Separation of any territory and separatist aspirations are unanimously rejected, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country is reaffirmed, as is the “national security of neighboring countries.”The emphasis in the discussions is on support for a political process, which is to be led and determined by the Syrians. The Constitutional Commission should start its work in Geneva “as soon as possible.” The guarantors welcomed the “useful” talks with U.N. Special Representative for Syria, de Mistura. A new round of talks in Geneva is scheduled for this September.The “international community,” in particular the U.N. organizations, was called upon to give more support to Syria. More efforts should be made to deliver humanitarian aid, mine clearance and the restoration of a basic civilian infrastructure. “Social and economic institutions” and the “preservation of the historical heritage” are expressly mentioned in the declaration.All Syrians are to be helped to restore their normal, peaceful lives. To this end, more efforts will have to be made and discussions started with the mediation of the U.N. refugee assistance organization — UNHCR — and other “specialized international organizations.” The goal is to create the “necessary conditions” for a “safe and voluntary return of internally displaced persons and refugees to their home areas in Syria.”The guarantor powers undertook to work together to restore trust between the enemy sides. A working group is supervising the release of prisoners and hostages and the exchange and identification of those deceased. Experts from the U.N. and the International Committee of the Red Cross are to support that work. At a meeting of this working group on July 30, a “pilot project” was agreed upon. The next meeting following the Astana format is scheduled for November 2018.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF welcomes European Court judgment finding the UK’s mass surveillance regime threatening to the protection of journalistic sources

first_img Help by sharing this information Parliament passes most extreme surveillance law in UK history Follow the news on United Kingdom News News to go further Organisation News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News September 17, 2018 RSF welcomes European Court judgment finding the UK’s mass surveillance regime threatening to the protection of journalistic sources Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 13 September, finding that the UK’s mass surveillance regime has violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), including with respect to the protection of journalistic sources. October 27, 2016 Find out more January 30, 2018 Find out more RSF_en UK: Protection for journalists must be ensured in changes to the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ The judgment specifically noted that the UK’s bulk interception of communications data and the regime for obtaining communications data from communications service providers violated Article 10 of the ECHR as there were “insufficient safeguards in respect of confidential journalistic material”.RSF has long expressed similar concerns with regard to the Investigatory Powers Act, adopted in November 2016, which replaced the ‘Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act’ (RIPA) and gave statutory effect to mass surveillance powers in the UK. RSF had specifically advocated the inclusion of safeguard provisions for whistleblowers, journalists, and their sources, and cautioned that without these safeguards, the law could serve as a “death sentence” for investigative journalism in the UK.“We welcome this judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, which reinforces the concerns that RSF and other rights groups have long expressed about the Investigatory Powers Act. This menacing law should be immediately amended to include specific safeguards for whistleblowers, journalists, and their sources, to protect investigative journalism in the public interest and prevent further erosion of press freedom in the UK”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.The UK is ranked 40th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. November 18, 2016 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Online freedomsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF urges UK parliament to reject menacing “Snoopers’ Charter” Receive email alertslast_img read more

Radio host gunned down, motive unknown

first_img Receive email alerts PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News June 1, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Philippines Help by sharing this information News November 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host gunned down, motive unknown Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of DWJJ Radio host Julius Cauzo, who was gunned down by an unidentified man on a motorcycle yesterday in Cabanatuan City, in Nueva Ecija province.“The lack of security for journalists in the Philippines is alarming and impunity is virtually systematic,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Cauzo’s murder must be investigated and the criminals responsible must arrested. The motive has yet to be established and, in view of the threats he had received, the police should seriously consider the possibility that it was linked to his work.”With just two weeks to go until International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, Reporters Without Borders calls on justice minister Leila De Lima to carry out her promise, made last September, to set up a special interagency investigative unit to prevent crimes of violence against journalists and to end impunity for those that are carried out.The unit is supposed to give journalists active protection from the moment they first receive threats.Aged 51, Cauzo was shot as he was returning to the radio station to host his morning programme. He was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.He had received several death threats in connection his comments about local politicians and his criticism of corruption.The Philippines ranks 140th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img RSF_en News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Organisation Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped May 3, 2021 Find out more News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Muslim Woman Converts To Hinduism & Marry Hindu Man- Uttarakhand HC Asks DM, ‘Why Conversion Application Hasn’t Been Processed?’, Grants Protection

first_imgNews UpdatesMuslim Woman Converts To Hinduism & Marry Hindu Man- Uttarakhand HC Asks DM, ‘Why Conversion Application Hasn’t Been Processed?’, Grants Protection Sparsh Upadhyay25 Dec 2020 5:05 AMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday (23rd December) directed the District Magistrate, Haridwar to inquire from the appropriate authorities and persons as to why application of petitioner no.1 (Anjali @ Afsana) for conversion has not been processed and if processed when. The Bench of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Ravindra Maithani gave this order in a protection plea filed…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 Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday (23rd December) directed the District Magistrate, Haridwar to inquire from the appropriate authorities and persons as to why application of petitioner no.1 (Anjali @ Afsana) for conversion has not been processed and if processed when. The Bench of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Ravindra Maithani gave this order in a protection plea filed by an interfaith couple apprehending that the brothers of Anjali @ Afsana may physically harm them. Both the petitioners asserted before the Court that they belong to different faiths and after petitioner no. 1 converted to the faith of petitioner no.2 i.e. Hindu, the two married on 16.12.2020. They also submitted before the Court that moved an application before the concerned District Magistrate, but no decision has been taken on it. [NOTE: As per Section 8(1) of Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018, one who desires to convert his religion, shall give a declaration at least one month in advance, in the prescribed proforma, to the District Magistrate or the Executive Magistrate specially authorized by District Magistrate that he wishes to convert his religion on his own and at his free consent and without any force, coercion, undue influence or allurement.] Court’s order This Court interacted with them and observed, “They seem to be articulate and they both have apprised this Court that they have a threat perception at the hands of the private respondent nos.3 and 4.” Giving the aforesaid direction to the DM, Haridwar, the Court, as an interim measure, directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Haridwar to coordinate with the subordinate officers of Police and give suitable directions to the concerned SHO, to provide necessary protection to the petitioners “as there is a threat perception at the hands of respondent nos. 3 & 4.” The Court has also issued notice to respondent nos.3 & 4 (brothers of the girl). Three weeks’ time has been granted to the respondents to file counter affidavit. Matter has been posted for further hearing on 05th March 2021. In related news, the Uttarakhand High Court recently directed the District Magistrate, Dehradun to conduct a detail inquiry about non-compliance of Section 8(2) of the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018 which mandate Religious Priests to give prior intimation to the concerned District Magistrate, before performing conversion of a person from one religion to another. A Division Bench comprising Justices Alok Kumar Verma and Sudhanshu Dhulia directed thus while granting police protection to inter-religious couples in two cases. In one case, a Hindu girl had converted to Islam and in the other case, a Muslim girl had converted to Hinduism. The Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act was enacted in the year 2018 with the stated objective “to provide freedom of religion by prohibition of conversion from one religion to another by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage and for the matters incidental thereto”. Related Court’s Orders In the celebrated Judgment of Shakti Vahini v. UOI & others, the Supreme Court of India in the year 2018 held that “when two adults marry out of their volition, they choose their path; they consummate their relationship; they feel that it is their goal and they have the right to do so.” The Calcutta High on Monday (21st December) made it clear that if an adult marries as per her choice and decides to convert and not return to her paternal house, there could be no interference in the matter. Further, in November 2020, the Karnataka High Court held that the right of any major individual to marry the person of his/her choice is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of India. In a controversial ruling, which was later on declared as bad in law, the Allahabad High Court had, on 23rd September 2020, dismissed a writ petition seeking police protection filed by a married couple. This was after the Court had noted that the girl was a Muslim by birth and she had converted her religion to Hinduism, just a month before the marriage was solemnized. Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi had referred to a 2014 judgment in Noor Jahan Begum @ Anjali Mishra & Anr. v. State of U.P. & Ors., in which it was observed that conversion just for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable. Overruling this Judgment and declaring it bad in law, the Allahabad High Court has, on 11th November, specifically observed that “Right to live with a person of his/her choice irrespective of religion professed by them, is intrinsic to right to life and personal liberty.” Importantly, the Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal remarked, “We fail to understand that if the law permits two persons even of the same sex to live together peacefully then neither any individual nor a family nor even the state can have an objection to the relationship of two major individuals who out of their own free will are living together.” “We hold the judgments in Noor Jahan and Priyanshi as not laying good law,” the Court further ruled. Uttar Pradesh Government Brings in Anti-Conversion Law 17 days after the Allahabad High Court gave its path-breaking Judgment related to one’s freedom to choose his/her life partner, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020.Case title – Smt. Anjali @ Afsana & another v. State of Uttarakhand & others [Writ Petition (Criminal) No.2168 of 2020]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

6 week lockdown being proposed for Northern Ireland

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 6 week lockdown being proposed for Northern Ireland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – December 17, 2020 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A six week long covid-19 lockdown is being proposed for Northern Ireland by its Health Minister.The Northern Executive is meeting this afternoon to consider introducing tighter Coronavirus restrictions after Christmas.Hospitality, retail and leisure facilities could all be shut under plans being proposed by Minister Robin Swann.It comes as a further 12 covid related deaths have been reported in the North and 656 new cases of the disease.Monaghan GP Dr Illona Duffy feels the lack of an all-island approach has allowed the virus to surge on both sides of the border:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/duffy4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleFurther calls for funding to restore respite services in InishowenNext articleMichael Martin tests negative for Covid-19 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

HONORED: Green celebrated at retirement ceremony

first_imgSkip By Jaine Treadwell HONORED: Green celebrated at retirement ceremony “The name Addie Green is synonymous with the Troy Public Library,” White said. “Addie has cultivated relationships with people for three decades. Her main concern with any policy changes and procedure has always been ‘how will this affect my patrons?’ Addie is committed to the Troy Public Library and its patrons. That type of commitment is not soon forgotten, nor should it be.”White said Green has been the first face of the TPL for 29 years and her face will be the first image recalled when people consider the city’s library.“And, I am thankful for that,” he said. For 29 years, the first face people have seen when entering the Troy Public Library and the last face seen when leaving is that of Addie Green, circulation supervisor.On Tuesday afternoon, Green was honored with a retirement reception at the Johnson Center for the Arts. Hugs were given, stories were shared and tears were shed as Green’s many friends and family members expressed their love for her and wished her happiness in her retirement years.William White, TPL director, said Green is one of those people who make an indelible impression on the lives of others, without even seeming to try. Latest Stories Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Trojans and Bulldogs split cross-county showdown The Pike County Bulldogs withstood a furious Charles Henderson comeback attempt in a 45-41 win over the Charles Henderson Trojans… read more Published 1:01 am Wednesday, December 19, 2018 “Addie has been the first face of the Troy Public Library for nearly 30 years,” Bullard said. “She welcomed everyone with a smile. It was wonderful working with her for all those years. Addie has been a treasured employee and is the dearest friend I’ve ever had.”Green greeted each friend and family member with the smile that is familiar to all of them.“They are all a part of me,” she said. “I know God placed me at the Troy Public Library so I could have so many wonderful people in my life.”Growing up, Addie Green had no dreams of working in a library.“We lived in a rural area didn’t have books in our home or any way to get any,” she said. “When I was at Ansley High School, Miss Sarah Kelly set up a library and I started volunteering and that’s when I got interested in books.”After graduation, Green attended John Patterson Junior College and got a job with OCAP/Head Start. After 14 years, she applied for a job as circulation supervisor at the Troy Public Library. Two weeks later, she was hired.“God put me where He wanted me to be,” Green said with a smile. “I’ve always been the circulation supervisor. I never wanted any other positon. I love people and I was right where I wanted to be. But now it’s time to slow down. I’ll go to the senior centers and travel. Just enjoy life.”And Addie Green will continue to be a familiar face at the TPL because it’s a place near and dear to her heart. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img 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 Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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. 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Reeves said, said the library just won’t be the same without “Addie’s smiling face.”“When I’ve walked through the library door over the years, Addie was the first person I would see,” Reeves said. “She was always smiling and she has such a sweet spirit about her. I have special memories of Addie and I have mixed emotions about her retirement. She deserves it but it’s sad to see her go. Addie Green is world class.”Every person in the long line of well-wishers had a story to share about Addie Green. Stories were told of how she committed to memory the reading habits of thousands of people, of how she was able to build a fiction collection so immediate and relevant to the Troy and Pike County communities. Stories were told of how “Miss Addie” could remember the name of most every library patron and often their children and sometimes their family pet. But most stories were of her friendliness, her quick smile and her willing spirit.To a one, they all said, “Addie was not just the librarian. She was my friend.”Karen Bullard, who headed the library’s genealogy department before her own retirement, worked with Green for nearly 28 years. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

HMS Scimitar Returns from Casablanca, Morocco

first_imgAs part of her annual training requirement, HMS Scimitar must conduct long range navigation training, this should be done out of her normal operating area and the 200 nautical mile journey provided such an opportunity.“The visit to Casablanca was a fantastic opportunity to really test ourselves as professional mariners, it also gave us the chance to build upon our close friendship with our Moroccan allies”, said Lieutenant Rob GarnerThe crew of 10 sailors and Royal Marines led by Commanding Officer HMS Scimitar, Lieutenant Rob Garner, travelled out into the Atlantic Ocean and down the African coastline to visit the busiest port in Morocco.Her sister vessel HMS Sabre travelled to Tangiers for a Remembrance Service in November 2013 where she also completed mandatory training requirements.Lieutenant Garner said: “The visit to Casablanca was a fantastic opportunity to really test ourselves as professional mariners, it also gave us the chance to build upon our close friendship with our Moroccan allies, we paid a visit to Casablanca Naval Base where I called upon General Elfalssi of the Moroccan Army and Colonel Majors Saadi and Bakadir who are both officers in the Moroccan Navy.”On arrival Lieutenant Garner presented them with HMS Scimitar’s Crest which depicts the infamous Scimitar blade.[mappress]Press Release, May 16, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Scimitar Training & Education View post tag: Casablanca HMS Scimitar Returns from Casablanca, Morocco View post tag: Naval May 16, 2014 View post tag: Returns View post tag: Morocco View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Scimitar Returns from Casablanca, Morocco Share this article Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron Patrol Boat HMS Scimitar has recently returned from a visit to Casablanca.last_img read more