Druckenmiller says he will finally retire after 30 years at the top

first_imgWednesday 18 August 2010 8:14 pm whatsapp whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Druckenmiller says he will finally retire after 30 years at the top Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndocenter_img Stanley Druckenmiller, a key player in George Soros’ famous bet against the pound that earned him $1bn (£640m), said he is closing his firm after 30 years.In a letter sent to his 100-plus investors, Druckenmiller, chief executive officer of Duquesne Capital Management, said “competing in the markets over such a long timeframe imposes heavy personal costs.”His Duquesne Capital Management, which has never had a losing year, is down five per cent in 2010. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

HMV in talks with Russian billionaire over sale of bookseller Waterstone’s

first_img Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com KCS-content Show Comments ▼ HIGH street bookseller Waterstone’s could be sold to a Russian billionaire by its owner HMV.The retailer is said to be holding talks over a potential sale to oligarch Alexander Mamut, a wealthy businessmen best known in Britain as the backer of blogging website LiveJournal.Mamut has already built a 6.1 per cent stake in the company and is said to have teamed up with its founder, Tim Waterstone, to lodge a bid.HMV’s advisers are expected to meet Mamut’s team in London as they look for potential suitors for the ailing book store chain.Earlier this month the Russian entrepreneur hired investment bank Credit Suisse to advise him on options for the retailer.Shares in HMV jumped by more than ten per cent following the news.Waterstone, who founded the book store in the early 1980s, has previously attempted to buy back his business from HMV but later withdrew his offer.A sale could allow HMV chief executive Simon Fox to focus on the group’s core music business, which has taken a battering from online competitors over recent years.Waterstone’s struggled over the Christmas period, despite being cast as a “turnaround” story by HMV. Like-for-like sales at the book chain slipped 2.1 per cent in the ten weeks to 1 January as a result of bad weather. Sunday 27 February 2011 10:59 pm whatsapp whatsapp HMV in talks with Russian billionaire over sale of bookseller Waterstone’s Tags: NULL last_img read more

iGB Diary: lady parades, sponsorship deals and kitemarks

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: iGB Diary 16th November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart iGB Diary: lady parades, sponsorship deals and kitemarks Tags: Online Gambling In this week’s diary we take a look into the strange beast that is the Miss Gaming BEGE beauty pageant, the highlights of new sponsorships from the week and note All-Index’s work with BSI an a diversity standard.One step forward, seven years back She is beauty, she is grace, she is Miss Gaming at the Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo (BEGE). Since 2012, BEGE has been running a pageant in which casino chains and gaming companies parade their best assets – attractive women who (maybe?) work for them. The jury naturally includes a panel of fashion, lifestyle and media elites, and will judge the women in true pageant style – not by their respective career achievements, but rather how nice their face is. Participants this year include Admiral Club, CGI, Eldorado slot club, Luxor Gaming Club, Palms bet, Royale Palms Casino, Sesame Gaming clubs, Sofia Princess Casino, Viva! Casino Sofia and Winbet. It’s a peculiar choice at a time when the industry is trying to up its game in the diversity stakes. Clarion gaming revisited its code of conduct regarding stand staff after ICE last year, and the All-In Diversity project is just about to publish its inaugural report. Still, some have been surprised by the broadly negative response to the pageant this week. It’s worth noting that we’re not entirely sure if any of the women taking part actually work at the companies they represent, but at least they’re wearing pretty dresses.Sponsorships galore This week saw a flurry of sponsorship stories, including the NBA choosing Française des Jeux (FDJ) as its first official European gaming partner in an effort to ignite more interest in basketball on our side of the Atlantic. Also, 1xbet renewed its partnership with Italy’s Serie A – a pairing which came under fire this time last year following government and regulatory outcry. The jury is out on whether it will stick this year or meet further pushback. Finally, it’s all happening in New Jersey, USA, where MSG Networks and William Hill struck a sponsorship arrangement for New Jersey Devils broadcasts, and Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls are considering entering a stadium naming rights agreement. The NJ based stadium could soon bear the name of an as of yet undetermined betting company in a deal with an estimated value of $4m per year.Diversity in igaming In stark contrast to the antiquity of BEGE’s pageant, the All-In Diversity Project has formalised its work with BSI to produce a diversity standard for the gaming and betting sector. The project’s All-Index aims to report on the progress towards diversity and inclusion within the sector and hopes to be a baseline for growing the industry in the future. It’ll be no easy feat, but following an industry-wide dressing-down this year – it’s much needed. As a result of this, Clarion Gaming has officially announced our strategic partnership with the project, in which we’ll be spreading the good word and hosting the project at our upcoming ICE event on 5-7 February at the London ExCel.That’s all we’ve got time for this week, so have a wonderful weekend!center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGB Diary This week we ponder the Miss Gaming beauty pageant, stateside sponsorships and note All-Index’s work with BSI  Email Addresslast_img read more

Downtime with… Exeter star Sam Simmonds

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sam Simmonds leaves Northampton’s Lewis Ludlam in his wake during a Chiefs match (Getty Images) What’s the best present you’ve ever received?My parents paid to get my England debut shirt framed for me, and my cap. I’d already got my Exeter Premiership one hung up at home. To have the England one next to it is pretty cool.Bringing down an Argentinian Puma on his England debut in 2017 at Twickenham (Getty Images)Do you have any nicknames?Simmo. Or sometimes Chesney, he’s a ginger guy from Coronation Street. Devo (Ollie Devoto) likes to call me that.What’s the best thing you’ve won from a raffle or a bet?I’ve not won much. People like Alex Cuthbert and Jonny Hill, they’ve had some big winners in the past at Cheltenham. I’ve been to Cheltenham the past two years and not won one race!Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?Steven Gerrard, one of my idols when I was younger. Liam Gallagher of Oasis. Because he likes beer and he’d be quite fun; he’d have some stories from his time in the band. And Donald Trump, just to see what the guy is actually like, how he comes across.Steven Gerrard, the former England midfielder who played more than 500 games for Liverpool (AFP/Getty)What’s your guilty pleasure?Ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs. When it gets to the final training session on a Wednesday, I go home and pile into a Ben & Jerry’s.Best book you’ve read?I actually haven’t read a book all the way through. I start it and have good intentions of finishing but I always feel I’m missing out on something else if I’m reading a book. I’d rather watch a crime documentary on Netflix.What was your first job?My first proper job was as a lifeguard at my local swimming pool in Teignmouth. That was when I was at college, just before I signed my first senior contract with Exeter. It was the easiest money I’ve ever made. The pool wasn’t big and in two years I didn’t once have to jump in. Or even tell anyone off. It was five minutes from my house, so I’d get up ten minutes before my shift, go over there, sit there for a couple of hours and go home.On a team-building exercise on the River Dart in 2016. Simmonds once worked as a lifeguard (Getty)How would you like to be remembered?As a good or a great player but also as a good mate by those you played with. You spend a lot of time off the pitch in the team environment, whether it’s going out or socials or away trips. That’s something I’ll look back on when I’m older and say, “These were my best friends.” The core of this article on Sam Simmonds appeared in the May 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img Overlooked by England, Chiefs No 8 Sam Simmonds has today been named in the Lions squad. He talks gaming, Steven Gerrard and guilty pleasure with Rugby World… Downtime with… Exeter star Sam SimmondsMore than three years after he last played for England, Sam Simmonds was today named in Warren Gatland’s British & Irish Lions 37-man squad to tour South Africa. It’s a selection that Rugby World and many others were pushing for following the impact made by the Exeter Chiefs No 8 in recent years.Simmonds’s explosive pace and acceleration is unmatched by any of the Lions’ other back-row contenders, making him a formidable runner from deep or in the wide channels. Yet he also thrives in the close-quarter forward work, being strong over the ball and particularly adept at the pick-and-go. His 45 tries in 64 Premiership games is a staggering return.BT Sport’s Ben Kay says that when it comes to form “Simmonds is almost out on his own in terms of the last 18 months”. And his colleague Dave Flatman branded the 26-year-old Exeter forward “other-worldly” after he had helped Chiefs win at league leaders Bristol.The current European Player of the Year, Simmonds joins Ireland’s Jack Conan and Welshman Taulupe Faletau as the principal No 8 options in the Lions squad. Here’s an interview with Simmonds for a Downtime feature that ran in the May 2021 issue of Rugby World…Simmonds carries v Bristol, when his speed was clocked at over 20mph despite an ankle injury! (Getty)Sam, what’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?Playing for Saxons against South Africa, Alec Hepburn tried a kick that was charged down. Then against Bristol this year, he tried another kick and again it was charged down. Being originally from Australia, he backs his AFL-style kicking and I’ve not seen one work yet! It wasn’t funny at the time but after the game you can have a laugh about it.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?Stu Townsend. Just for morale. You can bank on him having a pack of cards on him, or some other sort of game. He’s a guy who whenever you’re in his company you’re having a good time, so he’d be invaluable in a situation like that.What really annoys you?I’m quite a big gamer and I’d say losing on FIFA is quite a big one for me. My partner (Emily) would tell she’s heard me on the weekend a lot. I probably get more angry at losing a game of FIFA than from losing a game of rugby.Any superstitions?I like to go out behind Joe (Sam’s brother) as we walk out onto the pitch. It’s just something I’ve always done. I guess that’s a kind of superstition.Sam runs out behind brother Joe for a Premiership semi-final in 2018 – his only superstition (Getty)What’s your most embarrassing moment?When you get your first England cap, you have to sing a song. In the changing room after my debut (v Argentina, 2017), Eddie (Jones) did his talk about the game. Then I got up and said, “I think I have to sing a song.” I didn’t know it was supposed to be done at the dinner, when you receive your cap. I sung Build Me Up, Buttercup – I wanted the boys to get involved in the chorus! Some of them said I’d have to do it again upstairs (in front of 200 people) but Dylan Hartley let me off. It worked out better getting the embarrassment over and down with then.What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever bought?It would be something for our Secret Santa that we do every year. That’s something Stu Townsend absolutely loves. If it’s a present that isn’t taking the mick out of someone you have to own up and you get punished for not getting into people. But if I told you what I’d bought, I might get a forfeit. And it might be a bit inappropriate as well…Celebrating a Chiefs try in the Champions Cup final with scorer Henry Slade and Jack Nowell (Inpho)If your house was on fire, what’s the first item you would save?My European Cup medal from last year, quickly followed by my Xbox. I grew up watching the Heineken Cup, it was awesome. To have our name on the trophy and be able to say I was in that team is amazing.What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?Liverpool Football Club. Say, the last 12 or 15 years, I’d try and back myself on that.If you could be one of your team-mates, who would you be?I would say Nowellsy (Jack Nowell) just because of the experience he’s had with the Lions and all those England caps. But he gets injured too much. Maybe Luke Cowan-Dickie just to know what’s going on in his head.last_img read more

Women and the Flint sit-down strike of 1937

first_imgThe Flint, Mich., sit-down strike achieved victory 78 years ago on Feb. 11, 1937. After a 44-day occupation of General Motors plants, the company was forced to recognize the United Auto Workers.Critical to the strike’s success was the Women’s Emergency Brigade, formed by a striker’s spouse, Genora Johnson. ­Famous footage shows the brigade breaking plant windows with clubs when the police fired tear gas inside. This daring action kept the strikers occupying the plant from being suffocated.This Jan. 29 the last living veteran of the brigade, Geraldine Blankenship, died. Below are excerpts from a 2007 interview conducted by this writer with Sister Blankenship:My mother was born in Columbiaville and my father out close to Pinnebag. They met at a woolen mill in Yale. [Before they met] my mother got the girls to go on strike so they could get a five-cent raise a day. And she was only 15.I remember [before the occupation] my dad coming home so tired that he couldn’t eat. He would just go and wash up a little, and he’d go to bed and fall asleep.They used to have union meetings at our house before the strike — secret of course. I don’t know where the decision was made to go on strike, but it could have been in our living room.My dad was the vice chairman of the sitdown at Fisher One. I remember my dad called home and said, “Well, we’re on strike, I’ll see you when it’s over.” We were rather scared, because we’d heard about how [the police] treat strikers. My dad had been on a picket line once and the police came in and [a striker] got whacked and it killed him.My dad told my mother, “You know, some of these guys, their wives are threatening to leave them.” She said, “Jay Green, if you come out of that plant I will divorce you.” She was great, because she had led that little strike back when she was 15 years old, and she never forgot how important it could be to stand up to the company.When the strike started my sister volunteered, she went up to the [union] office. She would work and she would walk out to the plant and then picket. Those were long days for her.I was only 17 when the strike started. I helped my mother, because we had pickets [who] came up from Ohio. They stayed at our house. They actually slept in shifts. We’d get out of bed in the morning, and the pickets would come and take over our bed.I heard about [the Emergency Brigade] of course and I signed up. They were a great bunch of gals. Yep, they were fighters. I mean, they would have done anything necessary to back up those guys. They did a lot: they cooked; they took food over to the plant. It was a lot of work and they had kids they had to take care of, too, so it was not an easy time for them either. And had it not been for them that strike would have been lost.I feel proud of [my red beret from the brigade], and I wear it at all the union things. Not very many 17-year-old girls had opportunities to be in something that was that important.On “White Shirt Day,” the annual observance of the sitdown victory, workers wear a white shirt to demonstrate they are just as important as “white shirts” — the bosses. Until 1977, when Genora Johnson Dollinger came with the National Organization for Women, the celebrations downplayed the role of women.Of course I always go to White Shirt Day. Monroe [husband] and I went to the 40th anniversary. Genora got up and made a speech. But there was some controversy over it, too. There was a group from NOW up on the left hand side, right in front of the stage, and in the balcony. After that [Genora] joined NOW. She was a tireless fighter for women’s rights.I told the head of Planned Parenthood here, “If you got anything that I can do, why, let me know.” I made me two trips to Washington for big marches, one in 1992 and the other one in [2004]. [At that one], I was afraid I couldn’t walk that far, but my niece’s son wheeled me around in a wheelchair. That’s something I believe in so strongly. No woman should have a child she doesn’t want just because some man puts one in her. No way.”[Right up to her death at 95, Geraldine believed in justice for all people.] I wonder about a fellow; he didn’t want Blacks in the neighborhood, so he sold his house. I’d like to see him in a cardboard box. Well, I’ve always been taught not to be a racist.It’s a disgrace, so many people hungry, trillions for that oil, for that [Iraq] war. Our grandchildren, great-grandchildren, are going to be paying for it forever. Oil companies making billions and billions and billions, and don’t even have to pay taxes. But you better pay yours, or you’re going to be in trouble. You just got to keep fighting.[In 2012, 17,000 workers amassed at the Michigan State Capitol to oppose “Right-to-Work” for- less legislation. Then 92, Geraldine delivered greetings.]Martha Grevatt is a 27-year UAW Chrysler worker and author of the pamphlet “In Our Hands Is Placed a Power: The Flint Sit-Down Strike.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Google stops censoring search-engine’s Chinese version in bold move that other Internet companies must follow

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more March 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Google stops censoring search-engine’s Chinese version in bold move that other Internet companies must follow China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China News Help by sharing this information Google’s stand has been the source of new tension between China and the United States. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced on 21 January that online free expression would be a US foreign policy priority. The Chinese authorities responded by accusing the United States of interference. The Chinese government media have in recent days accused Google of being manipulated politically by Washington.China is one of the 12 countries that have been named “Enemies of the Internet” by Reporters Without Borders (read the section on China). Google’s withdrawal comes amid growing online censorship in China, which has the world’s most sophisticated system of Internet censorship and surveillance. Receive email alerts News Organisation News to go further RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific US Internet giant Google announced today that it has stopped censoring its search engine’s Chinese version, Google.cn, and is redirecting its mainland China users to its Hong Kong-based search engine Google.com.hk, where uncensored search results are available in simplified Chinese characters.“The Chinese authorities have chosen to censor rather than open up their Internet,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We can only deplore the fact that the world’s biggest search engine has been forced to close its Chinese version under pressure from the censors. We pay tribute to Google because, by taking this courageous stance, it is creating a real debate on the issue of censorship in China and is betting on a free Internet accessible to all in the mid or long term.“Above and beyond the case of China, it is the World Wide Web’s integrity that is at stake. The emergence in recent years of national Intranets controlled by repressive governments has in practice turned many Internet users into victims of a digital divide.“Google is offering an interesting alternative to its Chinese users by redirecting them to its Hong Kong-based servers. It remains to be seen whether the Chinese authorities will now block its search engine and whether Google will be allowed to maintain its sales presence and research and development work in China. Google.cn’s closure nonetheless clearly sends a bad signal to investors.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We now appeal to other Internet companies based in China to take the same road and to refuse to censor their own activities. If a common front is established on this issue, the Chinese government will have no choice but to allow access to a freer Internet.”Google announced on 12 January that it wanted to stop censoring Google.cn after discovering that cyber attacks had been launched from China against the Gmail accounts of several dozen human rights activists. A score of companies in media, technology and other sectors were also reportedly affected by these hacker attacks and by the theft of intellectual property.Google senior vice-president David Drummond posted this explanation on Google’s official blog on 12 January: “We have taken the unusual step of sharing information about these attacks with a broad audience not just because of the security and human rights implications of what we have unearthed, but also because this information goes to the heart of a much bigger global debate about freedom of speech.” June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Council continues talk on restructuring

first_img By admin – January 21, 2018 Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Home Local News Government Council continues talk on restructuring Facebook Summer Spaghetti SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleHART: A week in the life of a ‘very stable genius’Next articleRays of Hope volunteer training scheduled admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Odessa city council Pinterestcenter_img Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Facebook Local NewsGovernment Council continues talk on restructuring 1 of 2 NEW City of Odessa logo wide USE THIS ONE State law requires local governmental bodies to call an election if five percent of voters sign a petition demanding one.IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL:Consider approving a more than $95,000 grant from the state for rifle-resistant body armor.Consider approving more than $497,000 worth of vehicle replacements for city departments.Open a public hearing and consider first approval of a zoning request by Betenbough Homes for more than 165 acres northwest of the intersection of 87th Street and East Loop 338, made for the purpose of developing residential and retail development.Open a public hearing and consider the second and final approval of a request by 2012 Cross B, LLC to rezone three drill sites totaling more than 6 acres from Future Development-Drill Reservation to Special Dwelling District and a request from PBar Parks Bell Ranch LTD to rezone one existing drill site to Future Development-Drill Reservation to Special Dwelling, totaling more than 8 acres north and east of the Cross B Road and Kate Reed Drive intersection.Open a public hearing and consider the second and final approval of a request by Verna Schulte Headlee for retail zoning of a 2 acre tract of land southwest of the intersection of Loop 338 and East 56th Street.Open a public hearing and consider the second and final approval of a request by Russell D. Subia to rezone from Single Family-Three to Retail near the intersection of Linda Avenue and West 22nd Street.Consider approving an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for truck route signs on Loop 338.Consider approving a more than $168,000 contract with GEXA Energy Solutions for an audit to determine needs of the HVAC system at the police department, Municipal Court and Municipal Plaza.Discuss in a pre-meeting briefing session the City Council agenda, the University Boulevard widening project, the use of a consent agenda and Ector County Appraisal District board requirements.Consider approving minutes from the Jan. 9 City Council meeting and Jan. 16 finance committee meeting.Consider approving Colorado River Municipal Water District secondary delivery point agreements.Consider approving a more than $340,000 purchase of an ambulance, replacing a vehicle that will be auctioned.Consider approving a more than $86,000 purchase of a street crack shooting rig.Consider board appointments.If You Go What: Odessa City Council meeting.When: Briefing begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The regular meeting begins at 6 p.m.Where: City Hall, 411 W. Eighth St., Fifth Floor. WhatsApp The Odessa City Council on Tuesday will again discuss proposed changes to the board, following a meeting earlier this month that turned into a heated exchange on the city’s eastern sprawl.Last month, the City Council shot down a request to call a special election in a 3-2 vote. The board is not scheduled to take any action on Tuesday.The proposed changes would create a seven-member board with a mayor who can vote on council business and a new seat for a council member elected at large. Today, the mayor, who is already elected at large, only votes in cases of a tie among the five other council members representing single-member districts.Odessa voters would have to approve the change if the petition forces an election. Twitterlast_img read more

EPA says work should be done in Moville and Killybegs by end of 2014

first_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report The EPA has identified Moville and Killybegs in a list of towns where waste water treatment work is overdue.They are among a total of eleven large urban areas which do not meet the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive requirement to have secondary treatment in place.They are Moville and Killybegs, where the EPA expects work to be completed by the end of 2014.Meanwhile, work is being done this year to reduce the amount of nutrient in the output of the Killybegs scheme. Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – February 16, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Google+center_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Newsx Adverts Previous articlePartner of Buncrana shooting victim believes gunmen shot to killNext articleEPA concerned at river pollution by some waste water schemes in Donegal News Highland Facebook Pinterest EPA says work should be done in Moville and Killybegs by end of 2014 Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Derry to host the Turner Prize during City of Culture year in 2013

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Derry to host the Turner Prize during City of Culture year in 2013 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – May 30, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry will host the Turner Prize during its year as City of Culture.The prestigious art awards will take place at Ebrington in 2013, marking the first time it has ever been held outside London.Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín made the announcement at St Columb’s Hall in the city today at a special preview of some of the events to take place next year.She also unveiled ‘Oakey Dokes’, the official mascot for City of Culture.The character is a red cartoon squirrel whose design was the winning entry to a competition organised by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.Around 140 events with a cross-community theme have been proposed for 2013.There are also a number of major capital infrastructure projects that are on-going in the city, including the refurbishment of Ebrington and Fort George to host the celebrations.Derry will also be home to the All-Ireland Fleadh, which will bring Irish traditional music, language and culture to the city for 10 days next August. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Facebook Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Google+ Previous articleGAA – Tyrone’s Cavanagh To Miss Entire ChampionshipNext article12 million committted to improve Strabane News Highland Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Arbitration- Tribunals Should Decide Objections On Its Jurisdiction As Preliminary Issue; High Courts Have Limited Power To Interfere In Proceedings :Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesArbitration- Tribunals Should Decide Objections On Its Jurisdiction As Preliminary Issue; High Courts Have Limited Power To Interfere In Proceedings :Delhi HC Akshita Saxena10 April 2021 4:30 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court recently made significant observations with regard to the power of an Arbitral Tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction and the manner of deciding the same. A Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh also addressed the issue of jurisdiction of High Courts over arbitral tribunals and the scope of such interference. Law governing applications under Section 16…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 recently made significant observations with regard to the power of an Arbitral Tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction and the manner of deciding the same. A Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh also addressed the issue of jurisdiction of High Courts over arbitral tribunals and the scope of such interference. Law governing applications under Section 16 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 and manner of consideration by arbitral tribunals. With respect to the first aspect, the High Court has held that following the principle of kompetenze-kompetenze, an Arbitral Tribunal has the power to rule on its own jurisdiction. However, depending on each case, the Tribunal ought to decide Section 16 applications— raising objection as to its jurisdiction— as soon as possible or with a sense of urgency as a preliminary ground. The order stated, “Section 16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 deals with the competence of a Tribunal. Following the principle of kompetenze-kompetenze, an Arbitral Tribunal has the power to rule on its own jurisdiction. However, Section 16(5) requires that the Tribunal ought to decide the plea. …The objection has to be decided at the earliest. However, there cannot be a hard and fast rule. Depending on the facts and circumstances of each case, the Tribunal ought to decide the objection under Section 16 of the Act as soon as possible, as a preliminary ground.” Reliance was placed on McDermott International Inc. v. Burn Standard Co. Ltd. & Ors., (2006) 11 SCC 181, where the Supreme Court held that under Section 16 of the Act, the party questioning the jurisdiction of the arbitrator has an obligation to raise the said question before the arbitrator. Further, the jurisdictional question is required to be determined as a preliminary ground. Similarly, in Raj International v. Tripura Jute Mills Ltd 2008 SCC Online Gau 333, the Gauhati High Court had observed that without giving decision on the question of jurisdiction, the arbitrator has no right to proceed for making an arbitral award. In her order, Justice Singh observed that the following factors can be borne in mind when objections are raised under Section 16 of the Act: If the issue of jurisdiction can be decided on the basis of admitted documents on record then the Tribunal ought to proceed to hear the matter/ objections under Section 16 of the Act at the inception itself; If the Tribunal is of the opinion that the objections under Section 16 of the Act cannot be decided at the inception and would require further enquiry into the matter, the Tribunal could consider framing a preliminary issue and deciding the same as soon as possible.If the Tribunal is of the opinion that objections under Section 16 would require evidence to be led then the Tribunal could direct limited evidence to be led on the said issue and adjudicate the same. If the Tribunal is of the opinion that detailed evidence needs to be led both written and oral, then after the evidence is concluded, the objections under Section 16 would have to be adjudicated first before proceeding to passing of the award. Whether arbitral tribunals are tribunals over which jurisdiction under Art. 226/227 is exercisable by High Courts and what is the scope of interference? The Single Bench observed that the law on this issue is well settled that Arbitral tribunals are a species of tribunals over which the High Court exercises writ jurisdiction. Challenge to an order of an arbitral tribunal can be raised by way of a writ petition. It noted that the Supreme Court has, in a plethora of judgments, held that arbitral tribunals are private tribunals unlike those tribunals set up under the statute or specialized tribunals under the Constitution of India. Thus, a Petition under Article 227 challenging orders of an Arbitral Tribunal would be maintainable. Scope of interference in arbitral proceedings under Art. 227 of the Constitution The Bench observed that while there is no doubt that the arbitral tribunal is a tribunal over which writ jurisdiction can be exercised, the said interference by a writ court is limited in nature. It referred to the case of Deep Industries Ltd. v. ONGC and Ors,, whereby the Supreme Court had categorically held that the jurisdiction of the writ court under Article 227 would not be barred. However, the High Court would be extremely circumspect in interfering and the jurisdiction would be exercised only where the Arbitrator patently lacks inherent jurisdiction. Also Read: High Court Under Article 226 And 227 Should Be Extremely Circumspect In Interfering With Orders Passed Under Arbitration Act: Supreme Court The Supreme Court had said, “there is no doubt whatsoever that if petitions were to be filed Under Articles 226/227 of the Constitution against orders passed in appeals Under Section 37, the entire arbitral process would be derailed and would not come to fruition for many years. At the same time, we cannot forget that Article 227 is a constitutional provision which remains untouched by the non-obstante Clause of Section 5 of the Act. In these circumstances, what is important to note is that though petitions can be filed Under Article 227 against judgments allowing or dismissing first appeals Under Section 37 of the Act, yet the High Court would be extremely circumspect in interfering with the same.” In this backdrop, Justice Singh noted that the following principles are well settled, in respect of the scope of interference under Article 226/227 in challenges to orders by an arbitral tribunal including orders passed under Section 16 of the Act: An arbitral tribunal is a tribunal against which a petition under Article 226/227 would be maintainable; The non-obstante clause in section 5 of the Act does not apply in respect of exercise of powers under Article 227 which is a Constitutional provision;For interference under Article 226/227, there have to be `exceptional circumstances’;Though interference is permissible, unless and until the order is so perverse that it is patently lacking in inherent jurisdiction, the writ court would not interfere;Interference is permissible only if the order is completely perverse i.e., that the perversity must stare in the face; High Courts ought to discourage litigation which necessarily interfere with the arbitral process; Excessive judicial interference in the arbitral process is not encouraged;It is prudent not to exercise jurisdiction under Article 226/227;The power should be exercised in `exceptional rarity’ or if there is `bad faith’ which is shown; Efficiency of the arbitral process ought not to be allowed to diminish and hence interdicting the arbitral process should be completely avoided. Case Title: Surender Kumar Singhal & Ors. v. Arun Kumar Bhalothia Appearance: Advocates Arjun Garg, S. Mahesh Sahasrananan, Devansh Srivastava, Rati Tandon, Sona Kamra, Nirmal Prasad and Abhinav Shrivastava for Petitioners; Advocates Smita Maan, Vishal Maan Aakash Sehrawat and Satyawan Rathi for Respondents. 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