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first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 28th January 2020 | By contenteditor GC warns licensees about transparency following MaxEnt case Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has urged licensees to learn lessons from the revocation of MaxEnt’s operating licence, namely that they must be fully transparent in disclosing the source of funds used to acquire or invest in gambling businesses. Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has urged licensees to learn lessons from the revocation of MaxEnt’s operating licence, namely that they must be fully transparent in disclosing the source of funds used to acquire or invest in gambling businesses.Slotty Vegas operator MaxEnt had its licence revoked in June last year, following previous operator and licensee NRR Entertainment’s acquisition. It has consistently disputed the Commission’s version of events since the decision was announced.The Commission explained that it took its decision after MaxEnt’s application for a continuation of NRR Entertainment’s licence after the change in corporate control revealed a previous, undisclosed change of ownership. This alone could have led to the licence being revoked, the regulator noted.However, the key factor in the revocation was the fact that the Commission was unsatisfied with the source of funds used to finance the business. This referred to both the previously undisclosed change of corporate control, and MaxEnt’s acquisition of NRR Entertainment.“Commission officials were concerned that the funds used posed a risk to the licensing objectives, notably, preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime,” the regulator explained.The Gambling Commission said that it was satisfied that the business had adequate resources to continue as a going concern. However, it added, it was unclear where the funds to acquire and support the business at the time of the changes in corporate control had come from.Furthermore, a key employee failed to highlight that it previously owned and managed another casino in a declaration to another gambling regulator, with this information also omitted from submissions to the Gambling Commission.MaxEnt also produced new material shortly before its licence hearing, including previously undisclosed information, which in turn required it to provide additional information to the regulator. After this was provided, the operator still had not provided evidence of the source of its funding.“This meant that neither the Licensee nor the applicant had a proper appreciation for the need to be full and frank with the Commission, nor for what the Commission requires to process an application of this kind,” the Commission said.This ultimately led to its licence being revoked. MaxEnt, however, has disputed the Gambling Commission’s take on events, and originally pledged to fight to resume operations in the market.It ultimately decided to scrap its appeal following the Conservative Party’s victory in December’s General Election. It said that the pro-Brexit party’s victory, which all but confirmed the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, meant that it was no longer worthwhile for it to operate there.MaxEnt has since shifted its focus to European markets with the launch of a new brand, GoSlotty Casino. Featuring Trustly’s rapid onboarding solution Pay N Play, GoSlotty went live earlier this week.“Players want as quick and fair an experience as possible and this aligns perfectly with our company vision,” chief executive Greg Bennett commented. “By partnering with Trustly, we give players a respected brand which caters directly to these desires.“It’s a high-quality casino which sets itself apart from the competition, focused on speed and fairness, with a familiar face.” Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

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first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET August 31, 2012 at 11:16 am I believe that the Book of Common Prayer goes back to 1549.In TEC, the term “obey” was dropped in the 1928 version of the BCP. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments (2) Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments are closed. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ted Mollegen says: Brian Ralph says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Ecumenical News International] An Australian Anglican diocese has been accused of sexism over proposed new marriage vows requiring a wife to “submit” to her husband. Introduced as an alternative to the traditional vows that use the word “obey,” the wording is expected to be considered at the Sydney diocese’s synod in October.But some parishes are already using the vows within the conservative diocese, which also declines to ordain women.Muriel Porter, a Melbourne academic and laywoman who writes on Anglican Church issues, said replacing the word “obey” with “submit” was derogatory. “I’m horrified,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald.  “It is a very dangerous concept, especially in terms of society’s propensity for domestic violence.”Sydney Archbishop Peter Jensen said the new vows emphasize a husband’s commitment and a wife’s responsibility. “Her ‘submission’ is her voluntary acceptance of living together, her glad recognition that this is what he intends to bring to the marriage and that it is for her good, his good and the good of children born to them.”South Sydney bishop Robert Forsyth, chair of the diocese’s liturgical panel that drafted the vows, says they are based on the New Testament’s discussion of the church submitting to Christ.But an expert on the Anglican Church constitution, Victoria’s Archbishop John Davis, told reporters the changes could be illegal as they are restricted to one diocese.“The legal relationship is between the Commonwealth and the Anglican Church of Australia, and not between the Commonwealth and each of the 24 dioceses in the country,” he said.Primate Phillip Aspinall said the changes may be questionable under canon law, and may have to be discussed within a national church tribunal.“Submit” has never been used in any version of the marriage vow since the Anglican Book of Common Prayer came into existence in 1662. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest August 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm It is Archdeacon John Davis of the Diocese of Wangaratta in the state of Victoria Sydney Anglicans accused of sexism over new marriage vows Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA By David CramptonPosted Aug 30, 2012 Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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first_img Please enter your name here TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous articleA final resolution for 2017: VolunteerNext articleAnderson trial date highlights an eventful week in Apopka news Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT Oh my goodness, I hated reading this news. I am so very sorry that this accident happened, and resulted in a young boy’s death. My heart goes out to his family. This is so tragic. Heartbreaking, truly heartbreaking. Prayers to the family. Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply January 1, 2017 at 10:59 pmcenter_img Reply The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Breaking News:A 6-year-old Apopka boy riding his bike on 10th Street in Apopka was hit by a motorist, and killed according to the Florida Highway Patrol.According to the FHP report, a 50-year-old woman driving a SUV was traveling eastbound on 10th Street, and the boy was riding his bike northbound in a driveway. The boy entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.The crash happened at 3:30 PM according to the report. No other details are known at this time. The crash remains under investigation.As more information is released, the Apopka Voice will update this story. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

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first_img Housing ArchDaily Photographs Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/150987/parc-zodiaco-building-gpaa Clipboard Parc Zodiaco Building / GPA&ASave this projectSaveParc Zodiaco Building / GPA&A Projects 2010 Area:  13800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGPA&AOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingResidentialHousingBrazilPublished on July 20, 2011Cite: “Parc Zodiaco Building / GPA&A” 20 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Parc Zodiaco Building / GPA&A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 stream Architects: GPA&A Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/150987/parc-zodiaco-building-gpaa Clipboard Year:  Photographs:  Jomar BragançaText description provided by the architects. The residential building was developed to harmonize with its surroundings, so we used curves, balconies, and gardens as a way to insert it into the landscape, softening its contours. Located on the northwest slope between Rua Zodíaco and Avenida Terra, in the Santa Lucia district, the site and its surroundings are strictly residential. Save this picture!© Jomar BragançaThe building has an 11.8% occupancy rate and a permeable area of 38.7% with 2752.5 square meters endowed with gardens and open areas. note that the Land use and Occupation Law requires only 20%. All boundaries are free from any type of construction. The building only touches them below ground. Lateral clearances are approximately 20m on the left side and 26m on the right side. The top of the building is below the Praça do sol, which guarantees that the view of the Serra do Curral is preserved. Save this picture!© Jomar BragançaFrom a geological point of view, this project is geo-supported because, unlike the dominant practices of our current civilization, all features of the geological environment are explored to benefit it, i.e., all negative side effects are internally compensated wherever possible, and all positive side effects are identified and enhanced.Save this picture!© Jomar BragançaProject gallerySee allShow lessPAS House / Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon DelapointeArticlesAD Round Up: Interiors Part VIIIArticlesProject locationAddress:Minas Gerais, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Jomar Bragança+ 18 Share Parc Zodiaco Building / GPA&A CopyHousing•Brazillast_img read more

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first_img  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Convenience store company SPAR is continuing its four year support for NSPCC by supporting its ‘Stop 4 Tea’ fundraising campaign. For a small donation, customers can ‘Stop 4 Tea’ and enjoy their brew whilst browsing special offers aisles in their local SPAR store.Since the partnership began in 2006, fundraising activities have included donations from products, Easter and Christmas parties and staff fundraising. Geoff Hallam, Managing Director of Tates Limited, a company which owns and operates over 200 SPAR stores in England and North Wales, ran the 2010 London Marathon, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.‘Stop 4 Tea’ parties will be taking place at Tates SPAR stores across North Wales, the Midlands and Eastern England over the first May Bank Holiday weekend (01 – 03 May). There are over 2,600 SPAR stores serving 12 million customers each week in the UK.The two organisations hope that the new campaign will take the partnership’s fundraising total beyond £2 million by the end of May.www.nspcc.org.uk Tagged with: corporate Events 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. Howard Lake | 27 April 2010 | News SPAR and NSPCC launch ‘Stop 4 Tea’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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first_imgHome News Feed The Fight is on Statement by Bob Stallman, President,American Farm Bureau Federation,Regarding the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 The Fight is on “Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food, but they shouldn’t be misinformed about what’s safe, or forced to pay higher prices unnecessarily. Thanks to innovation, farmers and ranchers have new and improved methods to increase their efficiency while preserving farm land for generations to come. Farmers benefit from choice and so should consumers.” Here is just a sample of the rhetoric The GMO labeling battle is before Congress. This is a fight agriculture needs to be in on and one we need to win.  “State-led mandatory food labeling initiatives mislead consumers about the safety of GM foods, even though there is no credible evidence linking a food-safety or health risk to the consumption of GM foods. These state labeling initiatives mask the benefits of biotechnology in food production and can lead to decreased food supplies. Creating a national labeling standard will give consumers the information they need while avoiding the unnecessary confusion and added cost of a patchwork of state laws. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 25, 2015 “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would clarify the FDA as the nation’s foremost authority on food safety and create a voluntary labeling program run by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, the same agency that administers the USDA Organic Program. We applaud the bipartisan leadership of Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) in reintroducing this bill. Statement from Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Assoc., on Reintroduction of Federal Bill to Kill States’ Rights to GMO Labeling LawsThe Organic Consumers Association (OCA) issued the following statement today in response to Rep. Mike Pompeo’s (R-Kan) plans to reintroduce a federal bill today to preempt states’ rights to enact GMO labeling laws, and create a voluntary non-GMO labeling scheme.International Director Ronnie Cummins said:“The Pompeo bill, aptly dubbed the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, is not only anti-consumer, but anti-democracy and anti-state’s rights as well.“The bill will take away the right of states to require GMO labeling and will legalize the routine industry practice of labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods as ‘natural’ or ‘all natural.’ It also includes a complicated scheme for voluntary labeling of non-GMO foods.“The DARK Act overturns the century-old balance of power between the federal government and the states, whereby states have exercised their right to pass numerous laws regarding food safety or food labels when the federal government failed to act.“Since 1994, when controversial GE foods were forced onto the market, with no labeling nor independent safety testing required, consumers have demanded mandatory labeling of GE foods and food ingredients. After 20 years of waiting for the federal government to heed the people’s will, citizens have begun lobbying in every state and organizing ballot initiatives to pass mandatory GE food labeling at the state level. Vermont passed the nation’s first mandatory labeling law in 2014, prompting Big Food and the chemical industry to try to reverse the law in federal court.“Understanding that they are losing the battle at the state level to keep consumers in the dark about whether or not their food is genetically engineered, Monsanto and its minions are now prepared to abolish consumer choice and overturn state’s constitutional rights so that they can continued to force feed us their GMO foods—foods often routinely sprayed with the toxic herbicide, glyphosate, which just last week the World Health Organization declared a ‘probable human carcinogen.’“More than 90 percent of consumers want the same basic right that consumers in more than 60 other countries already have—a simple label stating whether or not a product contains GMOs. Research has shown that GMO labels will not increase food prices, contrary to industry claims. The sole reason to pass this bill is to keep consumers in the dark about what’s in their food.“We must the stop the Pompeo Bill dead in its tracks. This is a fight, not just for consumer rights, but for democracy as well.” SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleEthanol Production Hits 5 Week HighNext articleWays to Best Establish Spring Forage Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

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first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan October 3, 2018 – Updated on October 11, 2018 RSF concerned about Iraqi journalist abducted by security forces Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more UpdateSaif Al Azawi was released on 2 October after being arrested by Iraq’s national intelligence service and questioned at its headquarters about some of the reports on his Adhamiya News page on Facebook and about suspicions that he had been “blackmailing politicians.” The suspicions were completely unfounded.Saif Hilal Al Azawi, a journalist  and the editor of Adhamiya News, a Facebook page providing news about Adhamiya, the northeastern Baghdad neighbourhood where he lives, Azawi was abducted at dawn on 1 October in Adhamiya by members of the Iraqi special security forces, witnesses told the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), an Iraqi NGO that defends journalists. News The JFO has learned that Azawi is also the subject of legal proceedings in connection with stories he has posted online. The NGO has not however been able to get any information from the authorities about where he is being held or the reason for his detention, which therefore constitutes an enforced disappearance. News RSF_en Iraq is ranked 160th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information Azawi worked as a journalist for various Iraqi TV channels before launching Adhamiya News in 2012. Describing itself as “an objective news site for all Iraqis,” it covers politics, sport and culture in Adhamiya. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq “The Iraqi authorities are responsible for Saif Al Azawi’s safety and must provide a full account of his arbitrary detention,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Iraq cannot accept being a country where the security forces can make a journalist disappear without any explanation.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iraqi authorities to shed all possible light on the fate of Saif Hilal Al Azawi, a journalist who has been missing ever since his abduction by security forces in Baghdad two days ago. The authorities must respect their legal obligation to protect this journalist, RSF said. December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img Vladimir Markovic. Photo by Caltech.eduVladimir Markovic, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, has been named a fellow of Great Britain’s Royal Society. He is one of 50 new fellows and 10 foreign members elected in 2014. Markovic’s election brings to seven the number of fellows and foreign members of the Royal Society currently on the Caltech faculty.Membership in the Royal Society is bestowed each year on a small number of the world’s scientists. The oldest scientific academy in existence, the Royal Society was established in 1660 under the patronage of King Charles II for the purpose of “improving natural knowledge,” and it helped usher in the age of modern science. Today, the society seeks to promote science leaders who champion innovation for the benefit of humanity and the planet.Markovic studies the shapes and structures of mathematical spaces called manifolds. A line is a one-dimensional manifold while a plane would be two-dimensional. In its citation for Markovic, the Royal Society wrote, “Markovic is a world leader in the area of quasiconformal homeomorphisms and low dimensional topology and geometry. He has solved many famous and difficult problems. With Jeremy Kahn, he proved William Thurston’s key conjecture that every closed hyperbolic 3-manifold contains an almost geodesic immersed surface.”In 2004, Markovic received awards recognizing his early career achievements from the London Mathematical Society and the Leverhulme Trust. In 2012, he was awarded the Clay Research Award. Earlier this year, he was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematics in Seoul, South Korea.Born in Germany, Markovic earned a BSc and PhD from the University of Belgrade in Serbia in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Before joining the Caltech faculty as a professor in 2011, he was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, an associate professor at SUNY Stony Brook, and a professor at the University of Warwick. He was named Caltech’s John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics in 2013.Markovic is currently on leave, teaching at the University of Cambridge.For more information, visit http://www.caltech.edu/content/markovic-elected-great-britains-royal-society#sthash.Ezeg2XVX.dpuf Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Subscribe Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News People Caltech Mathematics Professor Elected to Great Britain’s Royal Society By KIMM FESENMAIER Published on Friday, May 2, 2014 | 11:11 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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first_imgColumnsMuslim Women (Protection Of Rights On Marriage) Act 2019- Untested Questioning Protection Of Whom? Neema Noor2 Aug 2020 12:26 AMShare This – xRecently Union Minority Affairs Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi made headlines by announcing August 1st to be celebrated as Muslim Women Rights Day on account of the anniversary of the enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019, where pronouncement of Triple Talaq by Muslim husband has been penalized. Interestingly criminalization of Talaq-al biddah…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?LoginRecently Union Minority Affairs Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi made headlines by announcing August 1st to be celebrated as Muslim Women Rights Day on account of the anniversary of the enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019, where pronouncement of Triple Talaq by Muslim husband has been penalized. Interestingly criminalization of Talaq-al biddah (triple talaq in one stroke) was not the outcome of majority judgment of the famous Shayara Bano case[1], but only held that this form of Talaq is not in conformity with the Sharia and constitutional principles. But the government in haste with no consultation with the concerned stakeholders came out with this legislation. The legislative intent of the said law was amelioration of the plight of Muslim women and interestingly the question that arises here is “was triple talaq the sole issue the Indian Muslim women were haunted with?” Astonishingly the words of the honorable Minister reflects so, when he asserted that the government ensured gender equality and strengthened constitutional, fundamental and democratic rights by bringing law against social evil of triple talaq. What goes sinking is the fact that , the Minister is addressing to one of the most vulnerable section of the society, the Indian Muslim Women and this statement is supported by studies that have highlighted the lowest status of the Muslim women amongst the counterparts in terms of socio-economic and political measures. As per the 2011 statistics, the literacy rate of Muslim women is only 51.9% which is lower than the national average of female i.e. 65.46%. In this scenario the question that revolves is, will mere criminalization of Triple Talaq improve the deplorable socio-economic status of Muslim women in India? The fact is that the said law will push her to more victimization making her struggle within the institution of unfavorable marriage for two reasons. Firstly the husband will find it convenient to not pronounce talaq and easily desert her, pushing her to utter destitution. Secondly, the Muslim woman will be locked in the unwanted marital status with no scope to exit and no way to remarry. This same dilemma was witnessed in the pre independence period but in a different context where women had no right to divorce. The Hanafee law was rigidly followed in India which has the effect of considerably restricting women’s right to seek dissolution of marriage by the qadi, particularly by a non-Muslim judge. After her marriage, a woman facing situations like the disappearance of her husband, lunacy, his impotence, his refusal to provide maintenance in spite of his ability to do so, etc., was left with virtually no remedy for the dissolution of her marriage. Many women therefore sought refuge in conversion to another faith. This grave situation attracted attention of some Muslim organisations and scholars in India and they began thinking of ways and means to arrest the tendency among the Muslim women to renounce Islam just because their religious law did not allow them to lawfully get rid of their husbands. It was found that there was no way but to secure legislation empowering courts to dissolve Muslim women’s marriages in specified circumstances. Finally the leaders of the Jamiat prepared the Bill which was introduced in the central legislature by Mohammed Ahmad Kazmee in 1936 and led to the enactment of a new historic legislation Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act, 1939.[2] Unfortunately the law enacted could not be internalized much effectively even now, as Muslim women as a litigant has many hurdles to jump on. So she probably chose to suffer rather than fight. Interestingly the recent law will also be faced with the same tragic fate as to the worse it shuts the option of reconciliation pushing her to more challenges. The truth is that the new law has no ratios evolved yet from the courts making it too early to test the impact and utility of the said legislation. So what the Minister tried to portray by declaring Muslim Women Rights Day was indeed a sheer paradox in this context. Now the current socio-political scenario has vastly changed. The question is no more reforms in the Muslim law and gender equality but the question is now the very survival of Muslim women as a dignified Indian citizen. They were forced to occupy the streets to protest irrespective of their socio-economic status, against the government’s controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) and the National register of Citizens (NRC) whereby proving that Muslim women are no less the warriors to fight for a genuine cause. One of the most wide spread agitation seen ever since independence was propelled by Muslim women demanding not their religious rights but constitutional rights guaranteed under the constitution. So instead of August 1st , the day to be marked as Muslim Women Rights Day should be December 15th , when the brazing winter of 2019 could not stop the spirit of the Muslim Women of the country especially of Shaheen Bagh and many to save the principles of “Equality and Secularism” of the world’s largest democracy. Lastly what we want is a revolution and the revolution that is meant here is as described by Bobby Seal “which needs to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of people, preferably through legislations and policies that make human sense.” Views are personal only.Neema Noor Mohamed, Assistant Public Prosecutor, Mahila Court, Govt of NCT of Delhi. Editorial Assistant, Dispelling Rhetorics : Law of Divorce and Gender Inequality in Islam, Published by Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. [1] (2017) 9 SCC 1 [2] Furqan Ahmad,”Contribution of Maulaanaa Ashraf Ali Thaanavee to the Protection and Development of Islamic Law in the Indian Subcontinent” VI Islamic Comparative Law Quarterly 72 (1986). Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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first_img Kelsey O’Connor Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — Fireworks and Fourth of July celebrations are happening all around Cayuga Lake this week and weekend. You can catch live music, barbecues, and celebrations at several locations. Here’s a quick peek at what events are planned in and around Tompkins County this week.As a reminder, the Ithaca Fire Department says to leave fireworks to the pros. In the City of Ithaca, residents must have a permit to use fireworks. In a news release, the IFD said more than 8,000 people in the U.S. were treated for fireworks-related injuries and children younger than 15 accounted for more than a third of the injuries. In Tompkins County, sparklers are not permitted.Wednesday, July 3Ithaca Rotary Community Fireworks Celebration — The annual celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with musical entertainment and a variety of food vendors in Stewart Park. The fireworks will launch at 9:45 p.m. Though there will be lots of festivities at Stewart Park, other prime viewing spots for this show include Cass Park, Cornell University and Ithaca College, Cayuga Heights’ Sunset Park and anywhere with a good view of the lake.• The BoatYard Grill is also having a BBQ & Fireworks viewing party from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be live music and a barbecue buffet. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $30.How to get to Stewart Park for the fireworks: Vehicle access is strictly limited the day and evening of the event at Stewart Park. Parking will be available at Ithaca High School and free TCAT bus shuttles will circulate through Downtown Ithaca, Ithaca High School and the Stewart Park entrance. Tagged: americana vineyards, fireworks, Groton, inn at taughannock, ithaca, lansing TCAT is offering free bus service July 3, or July 5 if the rain date is needed. Look for the buses that say “fireworks.” Bus service will begin about every 10 minutes starting at 7:30 p.m., from Albany Street at State Street (Salvation Army), Green Street Station and Seneca Street Station to Stewart Park and will end at 9:30 p.m., just before the fireworks are scheduled to begin. TCAT says it will provide return service from the entryway circle in Stewart Park until 11:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.tcatbus.com.Admission: Free, though donations are appreciated.Rain date? July 5.Gallery: ‘Ooh’s and ‘Ahh’s of Ithaca fireworks showFriday, July 5Groton Community Fireworks — There will be live entertainment at Groton Elementary School by DJ Dale and concessions available by youth baseball/softball. Rain date is July 7.Lansing Fireworks — The fireworks show from Myers Park will kick off at 9:30 p.m.Saturday, July 6Americana Vineyards 4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash — Americana Vineyards Winery is hosting its annual fireworks show and all-day celebration at the winery at 4367 E. Covert Rd., Interlaken. The party starts at noon Saturday, July 6, and will go all day until the big fireworks show at 10 p.m. The music lineup includes:Noon to 2 p.m. The Uncommons2 to 4 p.m. Backtalk Band4 to 6 p.m. NEO Project6 to 8 p.m. City Limits8 to 10 p.m. Iron Horse10 p.m. Fireworks FinaleCoolers are allowed but are subject to search as no outside alcohol is allowed. Pop-up tents are also allowed but must be placed against the back fence and taken down in time for the fireworks finale at 10 p.m.How to get there: The winery is located at 4367 E. Covert Rd., Interlaken, about 20 minutes north of Ithaca.Admission: $5 per person, with kids under 13 and pets free.Inn at Taughannock — The festivities begin at noon with an all-day barbecue, with beer and wine available. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.How to get there: The inn is located at 2030 Gorge Rd., Trumansburg.Admission: Free, with food and beverages available to purchase.Rain date: July 7.Correction – An earlier version of this article said the Groton fireworks were July 6, but they are Friday, July 5. last_img read more

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