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first_img The decision made by Svenska Spel to halt its online TV advertising for the rest of this year has ramifications way beyond the borders of the former monopoly’s home country, says Scott Longley.As has been found previously in other newly regulated markets across Europe, the most obvious route for operators to announce their presence has been via the medium of TV ads.Yet this rush to establish a brand presence has a side effect. The ad breaks get swamped with gambling promotions and sections of the viewing public, with or without the help of lobby groups and politicians, kick up a fuss.The only surprise, perhaps, is that this cycle of events appears to be occurring very early in the short life of the regulated Swedish market.It is less than four months since the market opened up and already we have seen a survey suggesting nearly 90% of Swedes believe there is too much gambling advertising.Two Swedish trade bodies have also waded into the debate, with recommendations for new self-imposed guidelines. These consisted of a nine-point plan for how operators can advertise responsibly but didn’t include any limits on either how many ads a firm might place or when. The public statement issued by Svenska Spel chief executive Patrik Hofbauer said the company was “taking the plunge” to end its campaign on TV, citing evidence from Sweden’s Public Health Agency report, which suggested those who have problem gambling issues are “triggered” by TV advertising.This isn’t really surprising. Hofbauer suggested that the company had had “intense internal discussions”, but the evidence that gambling advertising can act as a trigger has been around for some time.Much as with the decision to advertise in the first place, it might be said the move to call a halt for this year is likely a commercial decision as much as anything. Arguably, by going public on the issue it draws attention to its stance and looks like an attempt to gain the higher ground.If it looks like a business tactic, that’s likely because it is. Should even more opprobrium be heaped on the gambling sector in Sweden due to its overexposure on TV, then Svenska Spel will be able to dodge the brickbats having already established a substantial market share.But what of the rest of the industry? Hofbauer will have raised hackles in calling for other operators to join its self-imposed ban and by suggesting that only then will the gaming industry show that it “takes consumer protection seriously”.As Svenska Spel itself admitted in its press release, “there seems to be no general link between gambling advertising and a gambling problem”, and to suggest somehow that the ending of all online casino advertising is some kind of proof of corporate responsibility is, arguably, in itself irresponsible.Without proof, such a move becomes merely a gimmick and arguably does nothing to resolve actual problem gambling issues.Quality control Similar arguments about volumes of gambling advertising are being played out in the UK, where the added complaint about advertising being seen by children is being thrown in for good measure.As it stands, the evidence that gambling advertising has an affect on children simply isn’t there. More pointedly, data from the ASA for 2017 showed that children saw 40% fewer gambling ads in 2017 than they did four years previously.With operators in the UK having agreed a whistle-to-whistle ban that begins later this year, the focus should move on from issues of quantity to one of quality. This is broadly where the ASA is at in the UK, attempting to discriminate around the how of advertising rather than the why.It is a hard area to assess. As the recent debate around a decision against Sky Bet demonstrated, defining how an ad has breached the code can be contentious.But the industry should certainly have the wherewithal to weed out simply bad advertising. As one source put it, while it might be said that Paddy Power sometimes aims low with a sub-Loaded strain of humour, others appear to take that as the cue to aim lower.If the advertising was less painful to watch, perhaps, then the complaints might be less forthcoming and the pressure would ease off. And at least we might be saved the sight of Kris Akabusi on our TV screens. Sometimes it’s all about small mercies. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Casino & games The decision made by Svenska Spel to halt its online TV advertising for the rest of this year has ramifications way beyond the borders of Sweden, says Scott Longley Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Nordics Sweden 16th April 2019 | By Joanne Christie Tags: Online Gambling And now, no word from our sponsors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

BGC to step up RG messaging after DCMS intervention

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Legal & compliance Gaming industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to having its members make safer gambling messaging more prominent in advertising, following calls from the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).Minister for sport, tourism and heritage Nigel Huddleston wrote to the UK’s five leading operators and the BGC, asking for operators to provide player data to allow DCMS to track changes in player behaviour. He also told operators to give safer gambling messaging greater prominence in their promotional material.Much of what Huddleston demanded appeared to have already been included in the BGC’s ten-point plan for protecting players during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. However its chief executive Michael Dugher (pictured) said it would immediately work with members to examine how to give these warnings and advice greater prominence.Dugher added that it was also looking to ensure the members were able to provide the internal data on players’ gambling habits as a matter of urgency. Operators would also expedite agreed changes to VIPs, advertising technology and game design that were agreed by working groups established by the Gambling Commission.This has already seen players aged 25 and under blocked from VIP schemes, while age-gating advertising technology would also be deployed to stop this demographic being exposed to industry advertising.“We strongly welcome the proactive approach taken by you on this matter,” Dugher said in his reponse to Huddleston. “I know from our previous conversations just how seriously the government takes this issue and you have been steadfast in reminding the industry of the high standards you rightly expect and demand.”“I can give you 100% assurance that despite the severe financial pressures the industry is under at present, our members in the regulated sector are fully committed to working with you and the Government to address all concerns on safeguarding customers.”The BGC CEO told Huddleston there had been a significant drop in total gambling, with no live sports and all betting shops, bingo halls and casinos closed, but the industry was already stepping up efforts to protect online customers.However, he also pointed out that the BGC represents betting shops, igaming, bingo and casino operators only, and warned that there was a wider industry that would have to be monitored during the pandemic.“We don’t represent the National Lottery, which represents a huge amount of gambling in the UK, nor do we represent large society lotteries and arcades, so we cannot therefore speak on their behalf,” he said. “Further the BGC does not represent any unlicensed, unregulated offshore operators that exist online via the black-market that may be targeting UK customers.“I am sure, though, that the government is committed to tackling the issue of problem gambling wherever it occurs, without fear of favour.”The news comes after the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) launched a review of the 2005 Gambling Act, ahead of a government-led review expected to begin later this year. The group, which is largely supportive of the industry, aims to assess four key topics: A public health approach to gambling; gambling’s relationship with football; gambling marketing, and whether the 2005 Act is fit for purpose. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter BGC to step up RG messaging after DCMS intervention 22nd April 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland Gaming industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to having its members make safer gambling messaging more prominent in advertising, following calls from the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Topics: Legal & compliance Peoplelast_img read more

Publix recognized as a Great Place to Work Legend

first_img 1 COMMENT March 11, 2017 at 6:20 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Publix One of the Great Place to Work Legends™For the 20th consecutive year, Publix has been honored as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Publix was ranked No. 21 on this year’s list — up from No. 67 last year — and was one of only 12 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998, earning Publix recognition as one of the Great Place to Work Legends™.“We are humbled to be recognized by Fortune for two decades as a great place to work,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO & President. “I am so proud of the passion of our associates and their commitment to our customers, our communities, our company and each other. They continue to make the difference each and every day.”Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on a survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees. The survey asks questions related to their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about pay and benefits programs, and open-ended questions about hiring, communication and diversity.For more information about the survey and how companies were ranked, visit Fortune’s website, www.fortune.com. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSPublix Previous articleApopka High Drama Department transports its audience to “London Below”Next articleUCF Incubator quietly creating business and revenue in Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Joyce Brocker LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Enjoy getting my morning read from The Apopka Voice. Thanks. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/537257/casablanca-unoatres-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  Photographs:  Felipe Fontecilla Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The project consisted  in  building a weekend house for the owner’s family, with the posibility to invite a lot of guests, so it has to consider at least 16 beds.Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaThe proyect is located in Casablanca, which is a 50 minutes trip from Santiago in direction to the coast.Save this picture!SketchThe house is situated on the highest área of the terrain. From this área you can appreciate a clear view of the valley , between the existing vegetation.Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaThe condition of viewpoint between the trees, is the main guideline of the proyect. The house was placed between Quillayes, so as  to protect it from the sun, creating a boundary between the rooms and the valley.Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaIn order to have iluminated spaces, all the rooms were distribuited around a central patio. The house is also divided into two levels. The public level is in constant relation with the exterior, while  downstairs, the bedrooms are in a more intimate and quiet place.  Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaOn the upper level, to the south,  you can find the kitchen equipped with a dining room, to the west, the family room, to the north, the dining room with view to the valley, living room and the master bedroom, to the east, 2 guests room.  On the ground floor, to the north, there is a long corridor with 4 bedrooms.Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaReinforced concrete and reinforced brickwork.  The exterior coating is painted Northway cement tables, placed horizontally. This material protects the house from sun exposure and requires low maintenance.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCurucura House / Unoencinco ArquitectosSelected ProjectsA Future Without Slums: Too Good to be True?Articles Share Photographs 2010 Save this picture!© Felipe Fontecilla+ 26 Share Houses ArchDaily Casablanca / UNOATRES ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos “COPY” Chile Area:  450 m² Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos Projects 2010 Year:  Architects: UNOATRES Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/537257/casablanca-unoatres-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Casablanca, Chile, Chile CopyAbout this officeUNOATRES ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCasablanca, ChileCasablancaHousesChilePublished on August 18, 2014Cite: “Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos” 18 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

NEC launches click-to-give online word tree

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital NEC launches click-to-give online word tree For a visually pleasing way of giving online visit Ecotonaha.center_img Howard Lake | 22 August 2003 | News Computer manufacturer NEC has launched Ecotonoha, a cross-between an environmental click-to-give Web site and a mass-participation artwork.Ecotonaha is a virtual tree or “online word tree” where visitors can add a leaf in the form of a message. Thousands of people are contributing messages and growing a new tree each day.From July 14 to December 25 2003 NEC will plant a tree on Kangaroo Island, Australia, for every 100 signatures or leaves added to Ecotonaha. As with other click-to-give sites, visitors are permitted to add a maximum of one signature each day. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/4/2015

first_img Facebook Twitter Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/4/2015 SHARE Home News Feed Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/4/2015 Australia will be kicking planting into high gear in about 4 weeks. Right now, wheat areas look a little dry, and we see general high pressure in control. There is a little front that tries to work into Victoria and southern NSW later next week, but in general, we need strong high pressure slide off to the south a little bit to allow stronger fronts into wheat areas. The 10 day precipitation map shows mostly a continuation of the dry pattern in wheat areas. CATTLE Weather Cold air will be a big story for about 2 more days both for beef production areas and big dairy areas. However, from here we do see some moderation to finish the week and for next week. A big cool down is likely after the 17th-18th…but it will not be as extreme. Weather over the next few weeks should have less of an impact on rates of gain and milk production. HOG Weather Bitter cold air for another few days, but generally speaking, we see little impact on Hog production by the weather in the coming weeks. There can be some transportation issues for a few days along and south of the OH valley as today’s snow event hammers those areas, but the areas with the highest concentration of hog production should not see significant weather related issues. A strong low will move northeast, but stay south of the OH River through the day today. There is plentiful moisture in this system. This morning, temps will be above freezing in most of the precipitation area, but between 32 and 35 from US 50 to the river. This means, while it is warm enough for precipitation to be liquid at the surface, it is still pretty cold not to far up in the atmosphere, and therefore, we are still projecting big, sloppy, wet snowflakes to be in over the region. The wetter the snow, the harder of time it will have accumulating, but it will accumulate. Rain will mix in from time to time. As cold air pushes south over the state, the wet snow will become heavier and less rain will mix in. Moisture potential is well over an inch of liquid…and models are saying there could be some serious snow accumulation with the storm. Most of the heaviest snows stay south of the River…but the European model does put some heavy snows in the southern most line of counties that fall along the river. So, be aware. This could be a big, sloppy, accumulating snow mess. And, keep  your fingers crossed…if warm air can surge just a few more miles north…we could easily keep this thing all rain. That is the problem with systems like this…there is a very fine, sharp line between mostly rain and heavy, heavy snow. Northern Indiana saw it like this a month ago. Now its southern Indiana’s turn.Behind this, we dry out over all areas to finish the week. Very cold air, brutally cold air, holds through tomorrow. And then temps moderate to finish the week. We will do no better than the teens and 20s tomorrow, but will be near normal by the weekend, and then by midweek next week we will be above normal. We can honestly say, that after tomorrow, we should not see temps to that level again.Above normal temps hold through the 17th. But, a strong upper level trough will bring in cold Canadian air again for the 18th-20th, and will likely kick off a period with below normal temps (not nearly like we are seeing today and tomorrow) for the rest of march, with an active precipitation pattern. So, enjoy a glimpse spring…it may be only that…a glimpse. Previous articleOil Rallies as Libya, Iran News Raise Supply RisksNext articleMorning Outlook Ryan Martincenter_img By Ryan Martin – Mar 3, 2015 BEYOND INDIANA:CORN WeatherMoisture is basically done this morning over Argentina. A much drier pattern moves in now for the next 10 days. Rains will be limited to the fart northern part of the country, mostly out of key ag areas. Temps will be nearly normal. Next chance of rain pushes into southern Buenos Aires province around the 12th. South and southeast Brazil corn areas are mostly impacted by scattered showers now through the weekend, but we do see two instances of slightly better intensity and frequency in that period, the first tomorrow afternoon and the second for Sunday. Then next week we see a slow moving front park over the northern half of southern Brazil, over from Paraná and Matto Grosso do Sul up through Sao Paulo. This front will be tied to a strong storm circulation that sits just of the Santa Catarina coast through the week. This will promote heavier rains in these areas. All told, we see half to 1.5” rains over RGDS, and then the rest of southeast Brazil and Matto Grosso look for 10 day totals to be around 1-3 inches.  Temps nearly normal to a bit above normalA system kicks out of the central plains today, but heads across the lower MO valley and into the OH valley. This will miss 80% of the US Corn Belt. Bitter cold air comes in today and tomorrow over the Corn Belt, and then we moderate toward the weekend. Next week will be normal to above normal for temps, a pattern that continues to the 17th. Much colder air comes in for the 18th and beyond…but that cold air will not equal what we are dealing with today and tomorrow. In fact, we believe that the cold air of today and tomorrow is the last cold air of this magnitude over the Corn Belt for the season. SOYBEAN WeatherNothing more than scattered action over Brazil bean areas through the weekend. The scattered showers and storms mostly stay under an inch for the 5 day period combined. However, a slow moving front works through bean areas next week and may promote heavier, slower moving rains. That makes next weeks rain potential half to 1.5”, but coverage can be up to 80%. Heavier rains will stay to the south and east. Temps normal to slightly above on average through the period. WHEAT Weather Some moisture around this morning over southern KS and Northern OK as another low kicks out…but the actual moisture available is very minor. We remain cold today over the HRW belt, but we start to warm significantly tomorrow and Friday. From this weekend through the next week at least we will be above normal. However, we stay dry through the next 10 days as well. Colder still is on the way after the 18th, but will not equal what we see here today. Heavy snows are pounding southern SRW areas today. Potential for a foot or more sits over the OH River and back into the Boot heel of MO. However, just a slightly stronger push of warm air will switch more of the precipitation to rain. In any case, liquid availability over the southern SRW region is fantastic over the next 24 hours. Farther north, it is very cold today and tomorrow, but we are now dry through the end of next week. Temps warm considerably next week.  The 10 day precip map continues to paint an ominous picture, with very little moisture over a .2” combined for the period in most key grain areas. We do see slightly better rains up to an inch over the western half to third of Ukraine for the 10 day period, and some of those rains work farther north into western Russia…however, those Russian locations are generally not big ag regions. SHARE Facebook Twitter Its north vs. south today. In the north, we are basically done with major precipitation, and will begin a journey into a 7-10 day dry period. In the south, we have the rest of a winter storm coming through. Up north, boring and very cold. South, cold, and not so boring.last_img read more

Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts October 9, 2020 Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter RSF_en Help by sharing this information Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest February 17, 2021 Find out more The website of Correio Angolense, one of Angola’s most respected independent online news sources, has been inaccessible since 25 September, when it was crashed by thousands of simultaneous connection attempts, many more than is normal. Its editor, Graça Campos, told RSF that everything indicates that this was a cyber-attack.The website had just posted an article about claims that President Joao Lourenço’s chief of staff, Edeltrudes Costa, had embezzled public funds. The claims were first reported by the Portuguese TV channel Televisão Independente (TVI), which alleged that Costa had embezzled millions of dollars, depositing the money in tax havens or using it to buy luxury villas in Portugal, although combatting corruption has been one of Lourenço’s main pledges since his election in 2017.In the course of its research, RSF learned that the computer of its former Angola correspondent, freelance journalist Siona Casimiro, was also the target of a cyber-attack after he worked on the same story. “There can be no doubt about the desire to silence journalists with regard to the Edeltrudes Costa affair,” Casimiro told RSF.“We are extremely concerned by these cyber-attacks, which are unprecedented since Joao Lourenço became president,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “If the Angolese authorities are sincere and non-partisan in their desire to combat corruption, they most protect those who, as journalists, help to expose it.” Froger added: “Allowing these attacks to multiply would constitute a grave step backwards for press freedom in Angola. We urge the authorities to conduct an investigation to identify and punish those responsible.”One of Angola’s best known independent journalists, Campos has often been targeted by the authorities in the past. He has repeatedly been sued by politicians and even spent several weeks in prison after being convicted of criminal defamation in 2007, as RSF reported at the time.The allegations against the president’s chief of staff are highly sensitive in Angola and some media outlets have deliberately chosen not to mention them. Business reporter Carlos Rosado announced that he has decided to stop working with Zimbo TV after it rejected his offer to do a report about the affair and he was excluded from a Palanca TV debate about the business climate in Angola.Angola is currently ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. October 28, 2020 Find out more AngolaAfrica Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence CorruptionInternetFreedom of expression Follow the news on Angola to go furthercenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the cyber-attacks to which an online newspaper and a reporter were subjected in Angola after reporting a case of alleged corruption involving the president’s chief of staff. Those responsible must identified and punished, RSF says. News News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration AngolaAfrica Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence CorruptionInternetFreedom of expression News © iStock/MF3d April 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

“Lord Jagannath Forgave Us, Your Gods Will Forgive You Too”: SC Grants Permission To A Jain Temple Trust To Open Temples For Paryushan

first_imgTop Stories”Lord Jagannath Forgave Us, Your Gods Will Forgive You Too”: SC Grants Permission To A Jain Temple Trust To Open Temples For Paryushan Sanya Talwar and Radhika Roy21 Aug 2020 1:30 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Shri Parshwatilak Shwetambar Murtipujak Jain Trust to keep Jain Temples open during the Paryushan festival to perform prayers at temples of Dadar, Bycullar & Chembur, by following the Standard Operating Procedure formulated by the authorities with respect to COVID19. The Paryushan period is expiring today.The bench also clarified that the order…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 Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Shri Parshwatilak Shwetambar Murtipujak Jain Trust to keep Jain Temples open during the Paryushan festival to perform prayers at temples of Dadar, Bycullar & Chembur, by following the Standard Operating Procedure formulated by the authorities with respect to COVID19. The Paryushan period is expiring today.The bench also clarified that the order cannot be used as a precedent and will not apply to other temples or festivals.A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun directed the temple trust to follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), adding that the order would not have any bearing to any other trust or temple – specifically referring to Ganesh Chaturthi with which the State Government will be dealing in accordance with merits.CJI: “We must make it clear that the Order in this case does not extend to any other Trust or any other temples. Our Order is not intended to apply in any other case, particularly which involves large congregation of people which by their very nature cannot be controlled.”The Shri Parshwatilak Shwetambar Murtipujak Jain Trust had moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order wherein it was refused to allow members of the Jain community from offering prayers in temples during the holy period of Paryushan festival (between August 15 and August 23).Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave appeared for the Petitioner-trust and submitted that they were “only seeking allowance of congregation of people up to 250 a day”. Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for the State of Maharashtra today and argued that it would not be prudent to allow prayers as COVID cases had increased exponentially in the State. Singhvi apprised the Court that Ganesh Chaturthi is starting tomorrow and it’s the biggest festival in Maharashtra. “The govt. has taken a decision and everyone is following it properly. If this one festival is allowed, floodgates will be opened”, he said.CJI SA Bobde however added that the a “blanket prohibition cannot be instituted” and drew a corollary between allowing the conduct of Jagannath Rath Yatra in June in the state of, Odisha wherein the top court had stated that it could be conducted while observing the strict restrictions and regulations of the Centre and the State Government.In this backdrop, CJI Bobde asked Singhvi that “if only five people at a time are congregating, what is wrong ? If that is the case, we don’t mind going beyond the Jain community.”Dave, at this juncture added that when the State is not policing malls, barber shops and liquor shops, there was no reason to disallow religious congregation from taking place. Singhvi urged the Court not to allow the prayer of the Trust as this it would be impossible to each State & each religion. “I hate to say this but I want to ask, how will you deal with the petition tomorrow that states Jains have been allowed, but others haven’t” he contended. The plea stated that, while assailing the order of the Bombay HC that Paryushan is the most important religious ritual followed annually by the followers of the Jain faith & that directing closure of religious places including Temples and not permitting opening of the religious places in the State of Maharashtra is arbitrary, unreasonable and without any basis.On August 14, right before the commencement of the festival, Bombay High Court had refused to allow members of the Jain community from offering prayers in temples during the holy period of Paryushan festival (between August 15 and August 23), observing that the duty of every right thinking person at this stage is to balance their religious duties with public duty, and their responsibility towards the rest of mankind.Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice Madhav Jamdar had observed that, “Keeping in mind that maintenance of public health is of paramount importance and the peculiar pandemic that has gripped the world and taken a huge toll in our country, in terms of the number of lives lost, we are inclined to agree with the reasons given by the Secretary, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation for not opening places of worship/temples to the members of the public at this stage.Before parting with this Order, we would once again reiterate that it is the duty of every right thinking person at this stage to balance their religious duties with public duty, and their responsibility towards the rest of mankind. In this regard, we again repeat what we have already told the Petitioners at the time of hearing, that “God is within us” and “God is everywhere”.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

Call from action after break in at Castlederg church

first_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest A Castlederg Councillor is urging the PSNI and Gardai to prioritise an operation to stop what he says is a gang responsible for a series of thefts and robberies in the Castlederg and Finn Valley area.Cllr Ruairí Mc Hugh was speaking after thieves were interrupted at 5.30 yesterday afternoon as they attempted to take money from a prayer box at St Patrick’s Church in Castlederg.They were intercepted by two elderly parishioners, pushing one man to the side as they escaped.Investigations are continuing, and the church will remain closed until 1pm tomorrow.Cllr mc Hugh says while he believes this burglary is a one off, there is a wider problem that needs to be addressed……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ruarimch1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – February 25, 2019 center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleInvestigation continuing after valuable cross stolen from local churchNext articleMan dies following Coleraine road collision News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ WhatsApp Call from action after break in at Castlederg church WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Focused female engineers forge ahead of men on pay

first_imgFocused female engineers forge ahead of men on payOn 22 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Women engineers are getting paid more than their male counterparts and arereaching senior positions earlier, according to EMTA, the national trainingorganisation for engineering and manufacture. A salary survey by the organisation finds that while women engineers intheir 20s earn slightly less than their male colleagues, by the time they arein their 30s they often earn significantly more. A senior female engineer aged 35 earns, on average, 8.5 per cent more thanmale colleagues aged 42, £32,256 compared with £30,026, according to thesurvey. The gap widens to 11.9 per cent for women in their 40s. EMTA CEO Dr Michael Sanderson said the survey of 14,090 engineers, including759 women, shows there is no bias against women in engineering. “Women account for only 15 per cent of professional engineers andtrainee engineers and those that come into the industry are perhaps morefocused and committed than some of their older male colleagues,” he said. However, the number of women in the profession remains low. And while 28.6per cent of the female engineers surveyed were at section leader level orabove, the survey reveals few at the higher levels of responsibility. Head of education and training affairs at the Engineering Employers’Federation, Ann Bailey, said more work is needed to increase the number ofwomen engineers. “The biggest problem is encouraging women into the sector,” shesaid. “And, if the low number [already working] is not maintained, then wehave problems.” By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more