Calcutta HC To Hold Special Sitting Tomorrow For Hearing Plea Against Hooghly Internet Shutdown [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta HC To Hold Special Sitting Tomorrow For Hearing Plea Against Hooghly Internet Shutdown [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 May 2020 8:21 AMShare This – xA Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court will hold a special sitting tomorrow to hear a petition filed by Software Freedom Law Centre, challenging the Hooghly Internet Shutdown.Following eruption of communal violence in three areas of the Hooghly district on May 12, the concerned District Magistrate issued an order under Section 144 of CrPC, suspending internet services thereof…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?LoginA Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court will hold a special sitting tomorrow to hear a petition filed by Software Freedom Law Centre, challenging the Hooghly Internet Shutdown.Following eruption of communal violence in three areas of the Hooghly  district on May 12, the concerned District Magistrate issued an order under Section 144 of CrPC, suspending internet services thereof until May 17. Assailing this order, the Petitioner organization has moved the High Court through Advocates Indrajeet Dey and Prasanth Sugathan, stating that the impugned order fails the test of reasonableness and proportionality and it was passed in excess of the Magistrate’s jurisdiction. The matter was listed today before the Bench comprising of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee, which has asked the Advocate General, appearing on behalf of the State, to reply to the arguments raised by the Petitioner. Keeping in view the urgency of the matter, a special sitting of the Bench has been scheduled for tomorrow. The Court is also hearing a petition filed by Advocate Priyanka Tibrewal, seeking inquiry into the Hooghly violence and also challenging the shutdown order. As per the Petitioners, an order of internet shutdown cannot be issued under Section 144 inasmuch as the legally prescribed manner of imposing an internet shutdown is through the procedure laid down under Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017, which is a special law governing the field. “It can be established that ordering an internet suspension using Section 144 Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 when there is a specific law viz. Telecom Suspension Rules is a misuse of the Provision and is illegal,” the plea states. It has been submitted that the ongoing internet shut down is also against the principles and directives laid down by the Supreme Court in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India since the impugned order was not made available to the public nor was it put up on any government website. In the said case, the Supreme Court had held that “…an order, particularly one that affects lives, liberty and Property of people, must be made available. Any law which demands compliance of the people requires to be notified directly and reliably…” Further, the Petitioner has contended that internet shutdown during the present crisis is not limited to restricting the Rights under Article 19 of the Constitution but it is equivalent to “suppression of all legal and constitutional rights” inasmuch as the Courts are being accessed through video Conference facilities, which can be facilitated only through uninterrupted internet services. “In this instance of internet shutdown, there is a gross violation of fundamental rights to equality, right to freedom of speech and expression, right to privacy, right to freedom of trade, right to life, right to food, and right to education, guaranteed under Articles 14, 19, and 21, of the Constitution of India while imposing telecom service and internet shutdowns,” the plea states. Furthermore, the Petitioner has pointed out that suspension of internet for 6 long days will also have a detrimental impact on the fight against COVID-19. “The right to have access to the internet is a part of the right to information as well as the right to health, without which a person would be unable to lead a life of dignity, knowledge and liberty. The restriction on such right by the Respondent in the form of the said ban on the internet affects the ability of citizens to access information related to Covid-19 and affects the ability of health personnel to disseminate the information. Thus, this action is an infringement of the right to life and personal liberty of all affected persons, being violative of Article 21 of the Constitution of India,” SFLC submitted. Accordingly, the Petitioner has sought that the impugned order be quashed and internet services in the region be restored. A further direction is sought, commanding the concerned authorities not to order any suspension of telecom services.Click here to download the order in the case filed by Priyanka Tibrewal Click Here To Download Petition(of SFLC) Read Petition Next Storylast_img read more

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White Mold Disease

first_imgMost Georgia peanut farmers do not spray fungicides on their crop at night. But University of Georgia plant pathologists say nighttime is the best time to spray for white mold disease.“The key to treating white mold is to get the fungicide through the dense leaf canopy onto the crown of the plant and along the limbs,” said Bob Kemerait, a UGA Extension plant pathologist based in Tifton.“Unfortunately, during the daytime, a lot of that fungicide is intercepted by the leaves.”To compensate, growers have to use water or irrigation to attempt to redistribute the fungicide to where it’s most effective. “If peanuts are sprayed at night, the leaves are folded up and you have much more of a direct path to the interior of the plant where you need protection from white mold,” said Kemerait.Many farmers are hesitant to spray at night due to the excessive hours they’re in the field and the inconvenience of later nights or earlier mornings.“A lot of growers, because of the idea of spraying at midnight or being up at 3 a.m. to spray peanuts, simply say, ‘I’m just not going to do it,’” Kemerait said. “Those who do spray at night are very satisfied with the results.”Nighttime spraying is an option thanks to Global Positioning Systems technology. GPS keeps the tractor on the row, in case the farmer’s visibility is hindered because of lack of light.Nighttime fungicide applications were developed by UGA Extension plant pathologist Tim Brenneman based on his observations of farming practices in Nicaragua. The new strategy is important because of the prevalence and potential severity of white mold (southern stem rot) disease. Slerotium rolfsii, the causal agent of white mold, is a fungus that survives in the soil between cropping systems. It waits there for the next susceptible crop to be planted. White mold fungus grows and attacks peanut plants along the soil line and near the soil surface. The limbs, crown and pegs of peanut plants, and the pods are often completely destroyed as a result.“I would say it’s the No. 1 diseases our growers need to be prepared to control,” Kemerait said. While white mold remains a threat to the peanut industry, the damage it causes have been hampered by improved management strategies implemented by Kemerait, Brenneman and other UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences peanut researchers.“We’ve got improved fungicides. We’ve also got some management strategies; spraying at night time and spraying early in the season,” Kemerait said. “We haven’t eliminated the problem by any means but we have a stronger arsenal in which to protect the peanut crop.”For more information about peanut research at UGA, see uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/peanuts/.last_img read more

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Spotted: Big Ship Cranes Reach Prince Rupert

first_imgThe expansion of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal in Canada’s British Columbia has reached another milestone with the arrival of three Malacca-max dock gantry cranes.The three gantry cranes entered Prince Rupert Harbour aboard the heavy load carrier ship Zhen Hua 25 on May 13.The offloading process is expected to take several days, the Princ Rupert Port Authority said.Each crane is equipped with a horizontal reach of 25 containers and is capable of working the largest vessels in the world, the authority said.When the expansion project is complete in the third quarter of 2017, the capacity of Fairview Terminal will increase by half-a-million TEUs, boosting its total capacity from 850,000 to 1.35 million TEUs.Operated by DP World (Canada) Inc., the expanded Fairview Container Terminal will include a second deep-water berth, three additional gantry cranes, and land reclamation to expand the container yard.Image Courtesy: The Prince Rupert Port Authoritylast_img read more

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Abelson’s third straight BMS North Central Region title complemented by tour, special events success

first_imgAlong with a third straight BMS North Central Region crown, Chris Abelson (left) topped the Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds this season. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Chris Abelson wanted to concentrate on winning his first Hawkeye Dirt Tour crown and hitting more special events this season.He accomplished both goals, while racing to a third straight BMS North Central Region title.“Following the Hawkeye Dirt Tour was my goal for the year. That and racing at more specials were the extent of my plans,” said Abelson, from Sioux City, Iowa, and the defending Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified national king. “To get better, you need to race against better competition and I knew a lot of those drivers would be in the Hawkeye Dirt Tour and at the bigger shows.”“I wanted to become a better driver and see how I measured up,” he continued. “When you can race with drivers like that and be a top four car, you’ve got to consider that a success.”Largely a one-man team this season, Abelson ended with 31 wins in 70 starts – at 19 different tracks in three states – and paced the points at Buena Vista Raceway.His 10 Hawkeye Dirt Tour starts included a win and six more top five finishes.“Living on the other side of the state, I remember looking at the schedule and thinking to myself that there were races at a lot of tracks I’d never even seen, like Benton County, West Liberty, Dubuque and Tipton,” Abelson said.The winner at West Liberty, Abelson led the point race from July 21, after running second in the Knoxville show.“I battled with Joel Rust in the beginning of the series and Kelly Shryock was right there at the end,” he said. “There were a lot of good guys I had to beat to win the tour.”There were also a lot of good drivers he beat to win the region.“I missed some nights at my weekly tracks and it’s hard to even make the national top 10 without a track championship,” Abelson noted. “What saved me in the region was Buena Vista Raceway. I won enough races and with the bonus points from Alta I was able to win the region.”Abelson now has 139 career wins in his eight IMCA Modified seasons. Ninety-two of those checkers have flown in the last three years.“I got started racing later than most drivers but I’ve gotten more patient and learned to wait for things to come instead of pushing the issue. I’m as on top of my game now as I’m going to be,” he said. “More guys will get faster next year. I’m excited for a lot of them and look forward to racing with them.”Starts: 70Wins: 31Additional Top Fives: 21HIS SPONSORS: Afco Racing Products of Boonville, Ind.; Razor Chassis of Platte Center, Neb.; Friesen Chevrolet of Sutton, Neb.; Speedway Motors of Lincoln, Neb.; Sybesma Graphics of Sanborn; Shayne Hin­keldey and family of Ida Grove; Beck’s Hybrids of Colfax; and I-State Truck Center of Sioux City.last_img read more

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Seahawks coach teaches safer, better tackling skills

first_imgRed Bluff >> Getting back to the fundamentals of football and its roots in rugby is the key to producing better tacklers and preventing injuries.That was the message Wednesday morning from Seattle Seahawks Assistant Head Coach for Defense Rocky Seto during a free tackling seminar offered at Red Bluff High School’s Performing Arts Center. About 75 coaches and players from the region attended the talk, which included video clips from the Seahawks’ training camps, rugby matches and NFL games.Seto …last_img

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MFLN Nutrition and Wellness Free Webinars still available for RDNs to earn CPEUs!

first_imgThe Military Families Learning Network Nutrition and Wellness Concentration Area provide MFLN Nutrition and Wellness Team provide Military, VA, Extension Dietitians and other Military Providers with free high-quality webinars and continuing education.  The information presented is evidence-based and topics are determined by the needs of the providers.The following free webinars are still available for continuing education for Registered Dietitians.  Access to CPEUs expires 1 year post webinar. Gut-Microbiota-Brain Axis           expires    7/27/18High Impact Grocery Store Tours     expires  9/4/18Performance Nutrition Considerations for Service Members and Vetererans   expires   10/17/17Plant-based Eating: Enhancing Health Benefits, Minimizing Nutritional Risks      expires   1/23/19The low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome: From evidence to practice     expires    3/29/19The ABC’s of MDI: Gaining a working knowledge of Multiple Daily Injection insulin therapy      expires  5/30/19Enhancing the U.S. Army Performance Through Key Nutrition Initiatives      expires    6/19/19last_img read more

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I’d done it right the first time–Floyd Jr.

first_imgHe had obviously found no need to sit down and explain to local media.“I’d done it right the first time,” the retired unbeaten American boxing superstar told an alert female interviewer in a hotel lobby earlier on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMayweather Jr. was referring to his first fight with Pacquiao in May 2015, a bout he won via unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Pacquiao claimed he had fought with an injured shoulder.A video of the ambush interview was shown on CNN Philippines, with accompanying graphics, twice over around lunchtime on Tuesday. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid There was nothing clear who arranged the ditched press conference, or if Mayweather was aware of it.He went shopping, dropped by a popular dermatology clinic, and reportedly wound up his day with a dish of the popular chicken inasal at Mall of Asia.Reports on Wednesday said Mayweather had been heckled and called “chicken” by an elderly female shopper.He reportedly smiled back and gave her the thumbs-up sign.Mayweather, on a world tour the past 24 months, left Wednesday with positive thoughts about the Philippines, reported Mei-Lin Lozada of Spin.ph.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “In the US, you have a lot of support but in the Philippines is nothing but love and so many positive people,” Mayweather bared during a private party hosted by Frontrow International president RS Francisco and Frontrow CEO Sam Verzosa at Corinthian Gardens in Quezon City.The report said Mayweather, entranced with Boracay, has promised to be back.He’s done with Pacquiao, having won the first fight in 2015, a victory hailed by American media as comprehensive.Mayweather Jr. has remained formally retired, while Pacquiao has been seeking a next opponent for a fight expected to be scheduled in July.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr. /AFPThere was nothing to correct, nothing to revise, nothing to explain, the first fight (against Manny Pacquiao) finished perfectly well for Floyd Mayweather Jr.Mayweather Jr. had been expected to issue a statement in a formal function, maybe a press conference similar to the one he had supposedly ditched at Resorts World and Casino on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sonny Thoss turns back clock when Aces needed him most Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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AFC Cup: Ceres stuns Persija with big fightback

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Unfazed by the 35,000-strong crowd inside one of Asia’s most iconic stadiums, the Busmen walked away with another victory that kept their perfect record after four matches in Group G.The Busmen looked well-placed to top the group as they have opened up a five-point gap ahead of Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam with two matches remaining. Another point in their next game against Shan United of Myanmar on May 1 could be enough to seal their place in the zonal semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid But more than the victory, it was their relentless, never-say-die performance in 25 breathless minutes that once again reinforced their credentials as a favorite to repeat their Asean zonal title win two years ago.There was plenty of drama surrounding the match at the Indonesian capital hours before kickoff with Persija unable to get clearance from police to allow spectators into the stadium.The country’s police force remains on high alert as the counting in the national elections in Southeast Asia’s most populous country have yet to be concluded.Surprisingly, an hour before kickoff, that decision was reversed and Persija fans slowly filled up the lower tier of the 80,000-capacity stadium.By the end of the match, 35,000 of Persija supporters were left stunned by the result that also dimmed their chances of making the knockout stage of the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ceres goalkeeper Roland Muller was called into action early as he denied Brazilian striker Bruno Matos from the spot in the 21st minute after a foul by Super Herrera.But after ending the first half on the ascendancy, the Busmen’s sluggish start in the second half allowed the home side to take a two goal lead.Sandi Sute headed home an Ismed Sofyan free kick in the 49th minute, before Matos doubled the advantage eight minutes later with a clinical finish inside the area.But just when it seemed like the Busmen were running out of ideas, coach Risto Vidakovic sent Tanton and Maher Karic on for OJ Porteria and Kevin Ingreso, which quickly changed the game for Ceres.Tanton started the comeback after his free kick from distance sailed past a sea of players and past Andritany Adhiyasa in the 70th minute. Struggling with a minor injury, Schrock willed the Busmen back as his cross from the left was glanced home by Maranon inside the area with five minutes left to make it 2-2.But as Persija faded, Ceres grew in strength. Herrera’s close range effort was saved by Andritany, but moments later, Ott was not going to be denied the winner with Schrock providing the assist.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ceres-Negros vs Persija Jakarta in AFC Cup. Photo from AFC Cup TwitterJAKARTA – Ceres-Negros rallied from two goals down in the second half to stun Persija Jakarta, 3-2, in one of the most astonishing comebacks in AFC Cup history last Tuesday night at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here.Filipino international Mike Ott met Stephan Schrock’s teasing ball inside the six-yard box in the 92nd minute to complete the turnaround, after goals from Bienve Maranon and Miguel Tanton put the Busmen back on even terms.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ FULL-TIME | Persija Jakarta (IDN) 2-3 Ceres Negros FC (PHI)@Persija_Jkt came close to an important home victory but @CeresNegrosFC maintained their win streak after rallying back from 2 goals down!💪 💪 💪 #PSJvCER #AFCCup2019 pic.twitter.com/MbfkCEJWst— AFC Cup (@AFCCup) April 23, 2019 View commentslast_img read more

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Debt reduction remains high priority ahead of investments and savings CIBC

first_imgTORONTO – Canadians are keen to lighten their debt loads in 2018, according to an annual opinion survey conducted for CIBC.The Toronto-based bank says debt reduction or elimination was the top priority for 25 per cent of the poll respondents.Paying bills or just getting by were the top goals for about 15 per cent of respondents.By comparison, 13 per cent said their top priority was growing wealth or investments.Lower on the list of financial goals were saving for a vacation (eight per cent), retirement (seven per cent), or for a house or renovation (six per cent).The online survey was conducted Dec. 11 and 12 by Angus Reid Forum, using a statistically weighted sample of 1,524 adults in Canada.The high level of Canadian household debt has been cited by the Bank of Canada for years as one of its top concerns.But the level of household debt continues to rise, hitting 171.1 per cent of disposable income in the third quarter.That means that for every dollar of household disposable income there was $1.71 in credit market debt, which includes consumer credit and mortgage and non-mortgage loans.Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said in a speech two weeks ago that high debt levels are one of the things that keeps him awake at night because they make the economy as a whole more sensitive to higher interest rates.According to the CIBC, debt reduction has also been the top priority in its annual poll for eight consecutive years.But only 16 per cent of the respondents in this year’s poll said they actually achieved their top financial goal in 2017.And 26 per cent said they took on new debt this year, with the top two reasons being the need to manage day-to-day expenses and unexpected financial emergencies.Jennifer Hubbard, CIBC’s managing director of financial planning and advice, said everybody knows how hard it is to keep New Year’s resolutions.“That’s why when it comes to your finances you want to set smart goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, time-bound, and most importantly, realistic.”The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.last_img read more

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