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Svenska Spel appoints Kilström to lead sales and marketing for Tur arm

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “I really look forward to working with our talented employees to develop the gaming experience of the future in a sustainable way, not least now at a stage where the outside world and customer movement place demands on both our sales and marketing,” Kilström said. The appointment comes after Svenska Spel last week released its results for 2020, revealing that growth in digital revenues failed to offset losses suffered due to the closure of its land-based business as a result of Covid-19. 15th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Svenska Spel Christina Kilström “It is an exciting time where strong brands and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world and new customer habits are more important than ever.” Svenska Spel Tur business area manager Anna Romboli added: “Christina’s experience in customer experience, digital development, sales and brands from Coca-Cola, Ebay, Vattenfall and most recently the Stockholmsmässan will be a great asset. In her new role, Kilström will have responsibility for Tur’s number games and lotteries, including brands such as Triss, Lotto, Eurojackpot and Keno. Regions: Sweden Net gaming revenue for the 12 months ended 31 December 2020 amounted to SEK7.67bn (£666.1m/€763.65/$926.3m), down 9% from the previous year.center_img Prior to this, Kilström also previously had spells in senior roles with companies including Coca-Cola and Ebay. People moves Email Address Kilström joins Svenska Spel having most recently served as marketing and communications director for the Stockholmsmässan exhibition facility in Stockholm. Topics: People People moves Management Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel has appointed Christina Kilström as the new head of sales and marketing for its Tur business. Svenska Spel appoints Kilström to lead sales and marketing for Tur arm Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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How to train hard without too much strain on your body

first_imgCardio combinations and circuits have a minimal impact on the body, says Darren GrewcockCross-trainer & Press-upsCombining sets of 30-second reps on the cross-trainer – sprint-steady-sprint-steady – with press-ups on the floor can leave you feeling nauseous. But work through it!Set cross-trainer at moderate resistance so you can keep up speedVary sprints. Use arm rods for some and not for othersOnly take 30 seconds’ rest when you do your press-ups. Swap quicklyReps and SetsReps – 30 seconds work/rest              Sets – fourAlternate – after each set of four        Tempo – continuousStepper & Medicine BallAgain, the up/down effect of these exercises can make you feel dizzy. That’s inertia, and you need to work through it so your body can adapt.Make sure your stepper sprints are at a maximal pace, 95% intensityAgain, use hands to balance for some reps, and do some withoutWhen you do your medicine ball launches, if you haven’t got a partner you can use a wall to bounce the ball offReps and SetsReps – 30 seconds work/rest               Sets – fourAlternate – after each set of four         Tempo – continuousBike & Core Stability You can either use a standard exercise bike or spinning bike, which is even better as long as you can get on and off it quickly. Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Whichever bike you’re using, ensure you can reach 105-110rpmRefrain from standing up as this will slow down your leg speed and change the emphasis of what you’re working onMix with 30 seconds of core exercises such as the plank (above right)Reps and SetsReps – 30 seconds work/rest               Sets – fourAlternate – after each set of four         Tempo – continuousRowing & Counter-balance squats Technique is critical with these exercises. With both, keep your back flat with your core locked out, especially when you start to tire.Even though you’re maxing out on the rower, keep a 35-36 rpm ratePerform your squats with a 10, 15 or 20kg weight plate – no heavierCombine sets of up/down counter-balance squats with a single static squeeze squat for the full 30 secondsReps and SetsReps – 30 seconds work/rest                 Sets – fourAlternate – after each set of four           Tempo – continuousThis article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UKlast_img read more

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Aviva Premiership One to Watch: David Strettle

first_imgSaracens have been in irresistible form so far this season, picking up a maximum of 15 points from their three Premiership matches so far and scoring 13 tries. Harlequins have home advantage but they lost to Northampton at the Stoop a fortnight ago, so that is no guarantee of success. Their 37-13 win at Worcester last weekend was sensational, but I am still tipping Saracens to make it four wins out of four.Watch Strettle and Saracens take on Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday, 28 September, kick-off 3.15pm. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 08: David Strettle of Harlequins celebrates his try with Ugo Monye during the Guinness premiership game between Harlequins and Sale Sharks at The Stoop on May 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Everyone wants to score tries, but I think everyone here would rather take a team win, and that shows with how well everyone is playing right now.” TAGS: Saracens Watch Strettle and England team-mate Ben Foden pit their wits against each other in a quiz.Will he be whooping or weeping this weekend? Under the radar: David Strettle slides in for a try v Bath last weekend. He scored two for the second week in a row.By Katie FieldWho is the man of the moment?David Strettle, the 30-year-old Saracens wing who is hoping to help his team maintain their 100% record in this season’s Aviva Premiership when they take on Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday, 28 September (kick-off 3.15pm).Why is he in the spotlight?The 14-capped England wing might have turned 30 in July but he is proving there is life in the old dog yet, scoring four tries in the first two rounds for Sarries – two against Gloucester and two in last week’s win over Bath. Strettle, who scored nine tries in the whole of the last Premiership season, is joint top try-scorer in the league this term, vying with England rival, London Irish wing Marland Yarde for top spot.Jumping for joy: Strettle in his Harlequins days, celebrating with Ugo MonyeThis weekend’s clash with Harlequins is all the more significant for Strettle as he played for Quins until 2010. What’s more, he reaches the landmark of 60 Premiership appearances for Saracens in this game.What’s Strettle got to say about it?“So far the start of the new season has gone well for me but it is always easier to score when the team is playing well as you obviously get more chances. When the team is playing well, as we are this season, opportunities to score present themselves to you but it wouldn’t be the case if the pack weren’t doing their job.last_img read more

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Social Misfits Media publish free guide to crowdfunding by charities

first_img 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 | 5 April 2016 | News Tagged with: crowdfunding Digital social media Social Misfits Media has published ‘Make It Rain: Tips & Tricks for #Crowdfunding Success’, a free guide for charities and not-for-profits.The guide is designed to inspire organisations and help them to start thinking strategically about crowdfunding as a fundraising approach.Sponsored by JustGiving and the Institute of Fundraising, ‘Make It Rain’ features interviews and case studies of successful crowdfunding campaigns, including Not My Style, Hollaback!, The Royal Academy of Arts and Doctors of the World. It divides the crowdfunding process into three stages – pre-campaign, live campaign, and post-campaign.Designed as “a roadmap to ensure crowdfunding success”, the guide includes practical recommendations from the Institute of Fundraising and JustGiving and video tips from staff at NuccoBrain. It helps organisations work out if crowdfunding is the most appropriate course for them through a flowchart quiz.View full-size flowchartFifth guide from Social Misfits MediaThis is the fifth free guide for charities on using social media effectively. They published the first one, About That First Tweet, in 2012, and the most recent addition was What’s Data Got to Do With It?Make It Rain: Tips & Tricks for #Crowdfunding Success can be downloaded in PDF at no charge from Social Misfits Media. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img Social Misfits Media publish free guide to crowdfunding by charities  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  205 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

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Anti-racists drown out the Klan in Dayton, Ohio

first_imgHundreds of anti-racist people came out May 25 to protest the Ku Klux Klan in Dayton, Ohio. Members of the Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana were scheduled to have a rally that day when only nine members showed up. Their bullhorn was drowned out by the cheering and drum beating of members of the New Black Panther Party, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and more.A Black protester held a sign with the names of Black victims of white-supremacist violence including killer cops, with such names as Emmett Till, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Oscar Grant and Eric Garner. A fence was erected between the Klan and protesters, while police officers stood in front of the Klan, protecting the white supremacists. Over 700 officers and barricades were there.Dayton is one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States and has experienced economic declines in the past decade. Dayton is in Montgomery County, which voted for Barack Obama twice and then for Donald Trump in 2016.Although the mainstream press seem to be unsure of why a KKK group from Indiana was in Dayton, Ohio, it seems obvious to leftists. With Dayton one of the most segregated cities in the country and Trump territory, the KKK saw a chance to make themselves known to white working-class people who may blame their economic issues on people of color instead of on the ruling class and its policies.The strong show of force by protesters is an important blow to white supremacists, as these hundreds of working-class people made it known that white supremacy should never have a platform, whatever its size.As mosques and synagogues are shot up by white supremacists, Black people are murdered by police, migrants are being detained and more unspeakable crimes of the ruling class and its protectors are committed, the people of Dayton have shown that white supremacy will never have a platform. The people united are fighting back.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Slow start plagues men’s basketball as Frogs make early Big 12 tournament exit

first_imgFacebook Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printTCU men’s basketball saw just four players score and a comeback effort fall just short, as the Frogs lost to Kansas State 53-49 in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.In what may have been his last game, guard Desmond Bane finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the loss. The game was the senior’s 141st of his career, a TCU basketball record.Once trailing by as much as 17, the Frogs took a four-point lead on a Kevin Samuel jumper with 3:39 left.TCU missed its next four shots, though, giving way to an 8-0 run by Kansas State that sent the Frogs packing earlier than expected.On TCU’s final offensive possession, guard RJ Nembhard got a wide-open look for the lead with five seconds remaining, but it hit the back of the rim.Nembhard, who showed vast improvement in his sophomore campaign, finished with a game-high 19 points to go with four assists.The fact that TCU was ever in the game was something that would’ve been hard to believe for anyone watching the first half.After K-State won the tip, it was all Wildcats for the first 20 minutes. It took almost four minutes for TCU to score their first basket. Meanwhile, Kansas State started the game hot. The Wildcats went up 11-2, then 25-8, before Jamie Dixon and the Horned Frogs even found any sort of stride.Nembhard was able to keep the Frogs in the game as he scored 12 points in the first half alone, pulling the Frogs within 10 at the break.Bane looked determined in the second half to do whatever he could to send TCU to the next round. The guard scored 14 of his 16 in the second half.Tight defense on one end and Bane’s offense on the other slowly pulled the Frogs back into the game. With 11:39 to go, the game was tied for the first time since the opening tip.TCU recorded seven blocks, with four of them coming from Samuel.A late 10-2 run gave TCU a 49-45 lead, but any momentum the Frogs had found quickly slipped away, sealing their fate.Along with Bane and Nembhard, only Samuel and PJ Fuller (seven points apiece) scored for TCU in the contest.The Frogs finish the season at an even 16-16. TCU will find out whether their season will continue in the postseason Sunday at 7:30 p.m. during the NIT selection show. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/center_img + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Colin Post Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleTCU to hold athletic events without fans until April 3Next articleHoroscope: March 14, 2020 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference awardlast_img read more

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ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: April 1, 2019

first_img Pinterest Facebook HINDERING APPREHENSION/PROSECUTION  THEFTPablo Ortiz, 58, pleaded guilty March 25 to theft of property, less than $2500, with two or more previous convictions and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Smith approved the deal. Brown was the defense attorney.Guadalupe Castillega Jr., 41, pleaded guilty March 26 to theft and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Fostel was the defense attorney. Jesse Lee Oliver, 51, was acquitted by a jury March 19 on a charge of continuous violence against the family. Rush presided. B.J. Brown was the defense attorney.  TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed. The prosecuting attorney was not listed unless otherwise stated.ARSONRyan Alexander Becerra, 23, pleaded guilty March 22 to arson of a habitation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Becerra also had three additional counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed as part of the deal. Judge James Rush approved the deal. Bret Mansur was the defense attorney.ASSAULTGalen Thomas Little, 40, had a charge of assault of a family or household member by impeding breath or circulation (family violence) dismissed March 21 because the victim did not want to prosecute. Judge Stacy Trotter presided. Matt Thomas was the defense attorney.Steven Sage Saenz, 27, pleaded guilty March 22 to two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Rush approved the deal. Luis Chavez was the defense attorney.Eduardo Ramos Escontrias, 28, pleaded guilty March 27 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), assault of a family or household member by impeding breath or circulation, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to 12 years in prison and nine years in prison, respectively, on those charges. Trotter approved the deal. J. Roxane Blount was the defense attorney.BURGLARYMarcelo Sherman Bernal, 49, pleaded guilty March 21 to burglary of a building and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Bernal also had a charge of theft of property, less than $2,500, with two or more previous convictions dismissed as part of the deal. Judge John Smith approved the deal. Chris Fostel was the defense attorney.Manuel Angel Carrion, 21, pleaded guilty March 21 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to three years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the defense attorney.Jeremy Daniel Baeza, 35, pleaded guilty March 26 to burglary of a building and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Baeza also had another charge of burglary of a building dismissed as part of the deal. Smith approved the deal. Acker and Adrian Chavez were the defense attorneys.CONTINUOUS VIOLENCEJesse Lee Oliver, 51, was acquitted by a jury March 19 on a charge of continuous violence against the family. Rush presided. B.J. Brown was the defense attorney.CREDIT/DEBIT CARD ABUSETodd Terrance Henderson, 52, had a charge of credit card or debit card abuse dismissed March 21 in the interest of justice. Smith presided. Robert Garcia was the defense attorney.DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News Dolores Renteria Machuca, 44, pleaded guilty March 25 to driving while intoxicated with an open alcohol container, third or more, and was sentenced to three years in prison. Smith approved the deal. Laura Carpenter was the defense attorney. MANUFACTURE/DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEBrooke Marie Jackson, 30, had charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams; possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, and two counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence dismissed March 21 because she pleaded guilty to charges in another case. Rush presided. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney.Uriel Loya, 28, pleaded guilty March 21 to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams; evading arrest with a vehicle; and criminal mischief, $2,500 or more but less than $30,000, and was sentenced to seven years in prison, four years in prison and one year in state jail, respectively, on those charges. Trotter approved the deal. Michael McLeaish was the defense attorney.Tracy Lynn Marriott, 25, had a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, dismissed March 26 because he pleaded guilty to charges in another case. Rush presided. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney.MURDERMorgan Christina Joanna Garrett, 23, pleaded guilty March 21 to murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Smith approved the deal. Gerald Lopez was the defense attorney.POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEZachary James Aguirre, 23, was sentenced to five years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt March 15 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams. Rush approved the deal. Mike Holmes was the defense attorney.James Patrick Allen Jr., 23, was sentenced to six years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt March 21 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). Rush approved the deal. Justin Low was the defense attorney.Tony Anthony Davis Jr., 32, pleaded guilty March 21 to possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Davis also had a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, dismissed as part of the deal. Smith approved the deal. Fletcher was the defense attorney.Arsina B. Hernandez, 24, pleaded guilty March 21 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Fletcher was the defense attorney.Servando Lionel Porras, 27, pleaded guilty March 21 to possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, and was sentenced to five years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Scott Layh was the defense attorney.David Cisneros Rivera, 52, pleaded guilty March 21 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Lawrence Barber Jr. was the defense attorney.Jermaine Benard Mike, 30, pleaded guilty March 22 to possession of a controlled substance and had his probation revoked. Mike was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Rush approved the deal. Fletcher was the defense attorney.Tiffany Michelle Overby, 30, pleaded guilty March 22 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Luis Chavez was the defense attorney.Marisela Olivas Rubio, 33, pleaded guilty March 22 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to four years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Marc Chastain was the defense attorney.Jaycee Brooke Hinton, 24, pleaded guilty March 26 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney.Casandra Montemayor, 27, pleaded guilty March 27 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Montemayor also had an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, dismissed as part of the deal. Trotter and Smith approved the deal. Brown was the defense attorney.ROBBERY Joe Angel Vargas, 23, pleaded guilty March 22 to evading arrest with a vehicle and was sentenced to three years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney.center_img Jordan Blair Carrasco, 27, pleaded guilty March 27 to driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age and was sentenced to four years probation. Trotter approved the deal. Jason Schoel was the defense attorney. Facebook Alycia Hollie Stephens, 19, pleaded guilty March 20 to hindering apprehension or prosecution and bail jumping and failure to appear and was sentenced to five years probation. Rush approved the deal. Don Fletcher was the defense attorney. Fajarick Williams, 28, was sentenced to 23 years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt March 21 on a charge of aggravated robbery. Rush approved the deal. Luke Garrett was the defense attorney. Previous article042519_Wall_of_the_Fallen_JF_01Next articleWILLIAMS: Some things to ponderWalter Williams is an economics professor at George Mason University and is also a syndicated columnist. 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Prolixity Syndrome In Indian Supreme Court Judgements

first_imgColumnsProlixity Syndrome In Indian Supreme Court Judgements Lokendra Malik & Yogesh Pratap Singh23 Jun 2020 10:19 PMShare This – xBrevity, simplicity and clarity are the essentials of a good judgment.The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered a brilliant judgment in Parliament Prorogation case (On the Application of Miller v. The Prime Minister (Respondent) Cherry and Others (Respondents v. Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant)] on 24 September 2019. In a judgment of around 24 pages, the U. K. Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Borris Johnson’s advice to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered a brilliant judgment in Parliament Prorogation case (On the Application of Miller v. The Prime Minister (Respondent) Cherry and Others (Respondents v. Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant)] on 24 September 2019. In a judgment of around 24 pages, the U. K. Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Borris Johnson’s advice to the Queen regarding the prorogation of Parliament for five weeks was unlawful. The unanimous judgment from 11 judges of the U. K. Supreme Court followed an emergency three-day hearing dealing with many significant issues and the judgment was pronounced just five days from the closing of the arguments. Appreciated across the jurisdictions, the UK Supreme Court verdict offers valuable lessons especially for Indian Supreme Court Judges who suffers from obscure prolixity and floridity syndrome. Law declared by the Supreme Court becomes law of the land but this is confined only to a privileged class of lawyers and academicians who can understand the judgment. The purpose of judgement writing is to convey the interpretation of law as clearly as possible. If the reader stays engaged and possibly entertained along the way, that much better. If the reading is easy and effortless, that’s a sign of good writing. If the reader drops off in the middle or struggle to comprehend, something is amiss. The Kesavananda Bharati case (1973), which conceived basic structure doctrine in 700 pages difficult to comprehend was followed by S. P. Gupta case (1981) that had roughly 830 pages. However, during the last few years, there seems to be a fashion and competition amongst judges to make new records in terms of writing long judgments. The NJAC judgment (2015)-1042 pages; the Aadhar judgment (2018) in Puttaswamy case-1448 pages and Ayodhya judgment had 1045 pages. The list is not exhaustive. Who reads these commodious judgments? Modern Google era has adversely affected the reading habit and people do not have patience of reading overlong documents, books, judgments, etc. E-reading has become a new normal. Disciples of Google Guru like quick, short and easy readings as they are also part of the same global Google community that searches everything on Google search engine. With this kind of readership, lengthy judgements will produce half knowledge, which is hazardous for legal profession. Long judgments hardly serve any purpose rather create misunderstanding and brings inconsistency in the case laws. A five-judge bench was constituted in Islamic Academy of Education (2003) to explore the true import of 11 judge-bench judgement of TMA Pai (2003) but miscarried and finally 7 judges-bench in P.A. Inamdar (2005) apparently resolve the problem. Long judgements become paradise for the legal profession to play with justice delivery process by citing irrelevant portions and hiding the relevant parts. Why do then judges write so much? The primary justification may lie in the fact that Constitution permits every judge to write their own opinion (concurring or dissenting), but what is distressing is that when judges agree, they do not critically engage with the views of their colleagues. In majority of cases it becomes hard to decrypt the precise law from the discordance of different opinions all seem to be saying the same thing. The unanimous privacy judgement (9:0) pitched six separate but concurring opinions, each offered a different test to define the contours of the right to privacy, resulting in a long judgement with a state of misunderstanding. Similarly, in NCT Delhi Case (2018) three separate concurring opinions with substantial agreement on all important issues eventually increased only number of pages (535 pages). The erudite concurrence of Justice Krishna Iyer in Shamsher Singh (1974), Justice Mathew in Sukhdev Singh (1975), and Justice Hidaytullah and Justice Mudholkar in Sajjan Singh (1965) have enormously contributed to the development of law and are cited more often than the majority views. But the current concurring trend especially in leading cases lacks substance. Even the US Supreme Court’s judgments to which Indian judges are very fond off do teach a lesson. The verdict in leading Texas v. Johnson (1989) on free speech in the context of the right to burn the American flag had just 43 pages. The judgement in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) that decriminalized sodomy in the State of Texas had only 49 pages unlike Indian judges who used 493 pages to deal with similar questions in Navtej Singh Johar case (2018). Another landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) dealing with abortion rights used just 66 pages to communicate the law. How to generate people’s interest in reading judgments? The judges may be convinced to write short opinions by focusing on facts, issues involved, arguments raised, relevant laws, relevant case laws, and the judicial analysis that could be cited as an authority to justify the basis of their judgments. Unnecessary citations, repetition of cases, excessive foreign precedents, lengthy academic references and superfluous literary rhetoric may be eluded. Academic writings have persuasive value in the judicial decision-making process and therefore writings of highly eminent scholars/jurists are worthy of citations. Similarly, a literary device may be restrictively used to increase communion with one’s audience and not to show off their verbal dexterity and cultural knowledge in the judgement. Justice H. R. Khanna has rightly said that the function of a judge while deciding a case is not the same as that of a research scholar writing a thesis on a particular branch of law (H. R. Khanna, Judiciary in India and Judicial Process, Tagore Law Lectures, 1985). Some other judges have also expressed similar views. Judges should not try to emulate Krishna Iyer or Lord Denning who developed his distinct style of judgement writing. In his book Family Story, Denning states ‘I start my judgment, as it were, with a prologue – as the chorus does in one of Shakespeare’s plays – to introduce the story. Then I go on from act to act as Shakespeare does – each with its scenes – drawn from real life’. Brevity, simplicity and clarity are the essentials of a good judgment. This is high time perhaps that the apex court must look into this problem and make sustainable reform which will also improve the timely delivery of judgements to litigants.Views are personal only(Authors are Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Professor of Law, NLUO respectively) Next Storylast_img read more

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Whether Bona Fide Opinion About Corruption In Judiciary Amount To Contempt: Prashant Bhushan Submits 10 Questions In 2009 Case

first_imgTop StoriesWhether Bona Fide Opinion About Corruption In Judiciary Amount To Contempt: Prashant Bhushan Submits 10 Questions In 2009 Case Sanya Talwar24 Aug 2020 8:44 AMShare This – xAfter the Supreme Court framed larger questions for consideration in an eleven-year old contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan for alleging that “at least half of the 16 Chief Justices of India were corrupt” in an interview to Tehelka Magazine in 2009, a revised list of questions have been put to top court in light of its earlier order of November 16 2011.The Court had then observed…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?LoginAfter the Supreme Court framed larger questions for consideration in an eleven-year old contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan for alleging that “at least half of the 16 Chief Justices of India were corrupt” in an interview to Tehelka Magazine in 2009, a revised list of questions have been put to top court in light of its earlier order of November 16 2011.The Court had then observed that the decision whether questions framed by Bhushan on referring certain issues to the Constitution Bench will be heard at a later stage.In this backdrop, the list states that the following 10 questions are revised questions of law of considerable constitutional importance in tune with the earlier order of the Supreme Court. The questions so formulated are:1. Whether the expression of a bona fide opinion about the extent of corruption in any section of the judiciary would amount to contempt of Court?2. If the answer to Question 1 is in the affirmative, whether the person who expresses such an opinion about the extent of corruption in a section of judiciary is obliged to prove that his opinion is correct or whether it is enough to show that he bona fide held that opinion?3. Whether the Supreme Court in exercise of its powers under Article 129 can curtail free speech and expression only to the strict and limited extent permissible under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971?4. Whether the decisions in Ex Capt. Harish Uppal v. Union of India (2003) 2 SCC 45 and Supreme Court Bar Association v. Union of India (1998) 4 SCC 409 are mutually inconsistent and deserve to be reconciled by a bench of the appropriate strength, and whether in any event both judgments deserve to be referred to a larger bench in order to reconcile them with the issues raised in Question 3 above?5. a) Whether the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 ought to bear on the manner in which the vast discretion in relation to contempt proceedings under Articles 129 and 215 of the Constitution is exercised? (b) Whether, in answer to the foregoing question, the conflicting pronouncements of this Hon’ble Court in Pallav Sheth v. Custodian (2001) 7 SCC 549 and In re Prashant Bhushan, SMC (Crim.) No. 1 of 2020 (decided 14th August 2020) deserve re-examination?6. Whether, in light of the law laid down by this Hon’ble Court in Dadu v. State of Maharashtra (2000) 8 SCC 437 (paras 17&18) and, the absence of any provision for appeal against conviction in a suo-motu proceeding for criminal contempt initiated by this Hon’ble Court violates Article 21 of the Constitution of India? 7. Whether, after the interconnected reading of Articles 14, 19 & 21 in RC Cooper v. Union of India (1970) 1 SCC 248 (11 Judges) and in Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India (1978) 1 SCC 248 (7 Judges), the law of contempt should be subject to the concepts enumerated in these decisions, both in relation of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 as well as Articles 129 & 215 of the Constitution of India?8. Whether cases relating to Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act 1971 decided before its enactment need to be re-examined in the light of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 and judgments interpreting it?9. Whether the in-house procedure for dealing with complaints against judges laid down in C. RavichandranIyer v. Justice A.M. Bhattacharjee and Ors. (1995) 5 SCC 457 prevents complainants, participants in the procedure and others from discussing the matter in the public domain?10. Whether the decision in C. RavichandranIyer v. Justice A.M. Bhattacharjee and Ors. (1995) 5 SCC 457 is compatible with constitutional limitations including those contained in Articles 19(2) and 14? On August 17, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari stated that the following questions, having larger ramifications, arose in the case: (i) In case a public statement as to corruption by a particular Judge(s) is permissible, under what circumstances and on what basis, it can be made, and safeguards, if any, to be observed in that regard ?(ii) What procedure is to be adopted to make complaint in such cases when the allegation is about the conduct of a sitting Judge ?(iii) Whether against retired Judge(s), any allegation as to corruption can be made publicly, thereby shaking the confidence of general public in the judiciary; and whether the same would be punishable under the Contempt of Courts Act?On August 10, the Court had decided to hold a detailed hearing on whether to accept the explanation tendered by Advocate Prashant Bhushan in the contempt case and whether corruption allegations against judges, by themselves, would constitute contempt.The subject matter of the case is an interview given by Bhushan to Shoma Chaudhury of Tehelka magazine in 2009, where he allegedly said that for his allegations, half of the last 16 Chief Justices were corrupt. As per the complaint, Bhushan also said in the interview that he had no proof for the allegations.On August 4, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had reserved orders on whether to accept his explanation and said that it will proceed to hear the case in detail if his explanation was not found acceptable.”In case we do not accept the explanation/apology, we will hear the matter. We reserve the order”, the bench noted in the order.As per the press release issued by Prashant Bhushan’s office, he refused to tender an apology but agreed to issue the following explanation.”In my interview to Tehelka in 2009 I have used the word corruption in a wide sense meaning lack of propriety. I did not mean only financial corruption or deriving any pecuniary advantage. If what I have said caused hurt to any of them or to their families in any way, I regret the same. I unreservedly state that I support the institution of the judiciary and especially the Supreme Court of which I am a part, and had no intention to lower the prestige of the judiciary in which I have complete faith. I regret if my interview was misunderstood as doing so, that is, lower the reputation of the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, which could never have been my intention at all.”The suo motu case was taken on the basis of a complaint made by Senior Advocate Harish Salve.The contempt proceedings pertain to allegations made by Salve towards Bhushan where Bhushan allegedly said that half of the last 16 Chief Justices were corrupt. As per the complaint, Bhushan also said in the interview that he had no proof for the allegations.On November 6, 2009, the complaint was placed before a bench comprising the then Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice S H Kapadia, which directed that the matter be listed before a 3-judge bench in which Justice Kapadia was not a member.On January 19, 2010, a bench comprising Justices Altamas Kabir, Cyriac Joseph and H L Dattu issued notices to Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal, the Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka magazineClick Here To Download Questions[Read Questions]Next Storylast_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article UKCC leaflet spells outOn 1 Mar 2000 in Clinical governance, Personnel Today Comments are closed. The UKCC has designed a new employer information leaflet aimed at gainingassistance for OH nurses in their Prep duties. Employers and Prep stresses the importance of employers checking theregistered status of practitioners, who must be registered before they beginemployment. They are advised to ensure that staff maintain their registration throughmeeting the post-registration education practice (Prep) standards set byregulatory body the UKCC. These include undertaking at least 35 hours of relevant learning activityduring the three years prior to renewal of registration; maintaining a personalprofessional profile of this learning activity; and meeting any request fromthe UKCC to audit compliance with these procedures. Speaking about the employer’s role, Catherine McLoughlin, chairwoman of theNHS Confederation and the UKCC’s Prep steering group, said, “Employers canmake a major contribution by facilitating and encouraging the continuing professionaldevelopment of their staff. “In doing so, they will be demonstrating good employment practice,helping to meet their clinical governance objectives and making a contributionto public protection by ensuring that the registered workforce is fully equippedto meet the needs of their patients and clients.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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