News UpdatesJamia Violence: Entry Into Campus Justified; Only Proportionate Force Used, Delhi Police Tells Delhi HC Karan Tripathi14 Aug 2020 8:30 AMShare This – xAppearing for the Delhi Police in matters pertaining to the Jamia violence, Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi submitted before the Delhi High Court that the Delhi Police was justified in entering the campus of Jamia Milia University and using proportionate force as the students were creating “social disharmony”. The submissions were made before the Division Bench of…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?LoginAppearing for the Delhi Police in matters pertaining to the Jamia violence, Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi submitted before the Delhi High Court that the Delhi Police was justified in entering the campus of Jamia Milia University and using proportionate force as the students were creating “social disharmony”. The submissions were made before the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a bunch of writ petitions seeking independent enquiry and registration of FIRs for violence that took place inside the Jamia campus on December 15, 2019 in the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act. These writ petitions also seek exemplary compensation for students who are severely injured due to the alleged police brutality. Today, appearing for the Delhi Police, ASG Aman Lekhi argued that the present petitions are not maintainable as they are based on ‘dubious claims’ and ‘unverified facts’. At the outset, Mr Lekhi argued that just because the present matter involves students and that the violence took place inside the University campus, it doesn’t mean that the police action was unwarranted. Mr Lekhi argued that a writ court cannot exercise its extraordinary jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution for the petitions that have been filed without concrete proof and when there is an alternative remedy available in the form of criminal proceedings. He said: ‘Petitioners have put grave allegations against the Delhi Police on the basis of newspaper reports which are hearsay evidence. They have collated information in bits and pieces to suit their political motives.’ Mr Lekhi further argued that the writ court should not entertain petitions filed in the form of Public Interest Litigation when they are based upon selective public opinion, ‘dubious claims’, and unverified proof. ‘No one knows where these videos have come from. They have not been authenticated by any credible source. Petitioners want this court to reach an indictment on the basis of unverified proof. These are serious allegations against the Delhi police which require clear and strong proof’, Mr Lekhi argued. It was further submitted by Mr Lekhi that the criminal proceedings in the present matter has already commenced as the investigation is going on and chargesheets have been filed in multiple cases. ‘When the Petitioners are not aware of the investigation, how can they claim that there should be an independent enquiry’, Mr Lekhi argued. It was also contended by the Delhi Police that the present petitions have been filed not by the persons who are accused in the matter but by those who are not affected parties. Therefore, the court should not exercise its jurisdiction on the basis of unverified facts. The hearing on the submissions of Delhi Police will continue on August 21.Read the reports about petitioners’ submissions :Jamia Violence: ‘Purpose Of Police Attack Was To Threaten Students To Never Participate In Anti-CAA Protests’, Submits Sr Adv Gonslaves In Delhi HCJamia Violence: ‘Police Cannot Become A Judge In Its Own Cause’, Sr Adv Khurhsid Urges Delhi HC To Order Independent ProbeJamia Violence: Police Acted With Sheer Vindictiveness Against Students, Submits Sr Adv Jaising In Delhi HCJamia Violence: Blinded & Injured Students Urge Delhi HC To Direct Payment Of Compensation Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
That was something stressed last week by their manager Roberto Martinez. And Stones’ club-mate Steven Naismith has emphasised Everton are very much looking ahead to a future with the 21-year-old centre-back in the team. ”We definitely want him to stay – he is a fantastic guy and footballer, and a mainstay in our team,” forward Naismith told Press Association Sport on Tuesday. ”He has progressed rapidly in the last two years and we want him to continue that under the leadership of the manager (Martinez) and also (Stones’ Everton captain and fellow England centre-back) Phil Jagielka.” Then asked if Everton could cope with the loss should further bids lead to Stones’ departure, Naismith said: ”I think the club’s stance on it has been pretty straightforward and the manager is looking forward with Stonesey in the team. ”The manager has mentioned wanting to strengthen, and I don’t think anyone has ever thought about Stonesey moving on.” Martinez earlier this month said Stones had been affected by Chelsea’s interest, but he subsequently praised the player’s focus in Everton’s opening match of the season, a 2-2 Barclays Premier League home draw against Watford on August 8. And 28-year-old Scotland international Naismith added on Tuesday: ”John has gone about his business day-to-day in training in such a professional manner. Everton’s determination to retain John Stones appears only to have hardened in the face of Chelsea reportedly making a third bid for the defender. The Toffees, who rejected Chelsea’s pre-season offers of £20million and £26million for England international Stones, would not comment on reports on Tuesday they had turned down a fresh £30million bid from the London outfit. But Press Association Sport understands Everton’s stance on the matter has not changed – that Stones is not for sale. ”He has then taken that into the games, because he has been one of the stronger performers in the team since the start of the season.” Speaking about Stones last Thursday ahead of Saturday’s 3-0 win at Southampton, Martinez said: ”I have said before the player is not for sale and that is the end of it. ”He is very important player for us and we are looking forward to seeing the best of John over the next few seasons, not just the next few weeks.” Speculation of Chelsea returning for Stones has heightened after John Terry was substituted by Jose Mourinho for the first time in 177 Premier League games in Sunday’s 3-0 loss at Manchester City and it remains to be seen whether their pursuit of Stones continues. :: For a second year, Steven Naismith is donating tickets for Everton home matches to unemployed football fans throughout the season in an initiative with Jobcentreplus centres across Liverpool. Press Association
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Tough to say. We’ll see,” Bryant said. “So far, I’ve been pretty cool about everything. I’ve been very thankful about everything. I’ve been very happy about everything. It hasn’t really hit me yet. We’ll see if it does.”Ever since making his pending retirement official in late November, Bryant anticipated the finality of his career would eventually strike him. Oh, Bryant has embraced opponents. He has reflected on his 20 NBA seasons that has entailed five league championships and third place on the all-time scoring list. He has waved to the home crowds that always loved him and to the opposing fans that previously booed him. Yet, Bryant maintained he has yet to fully process he will soon stop playing. He believed it has become hard to do since his farewell tour has taken place while he is still playing.So Bryant has said he will stick to his usual pregame routine that will involve resting, icing, stretching and massage therapy. Bryant then plans to report to Staples Center several hours beforehand for more shooting and treatment.During that buildup, Scott conceded he will likely think about coaching and watching Bryant play basketball one last time. Yet, Scott initially sounded skeptical on if he will become teary-eyed.“I can’t. I’m a man’s man,” Scott said. “I’m not going to be crying there and all that. I don’t think.”Moments later, Scott admitted he will likely sit in his office for a prolonged time after the game thinking about Bryant’s career. “I’m going to have so many emotions that will go through my body and through my mind,” Scott said. “Because of him and 20 years I’ve known him. I don’t know what I’m going to do.”Scott had more clarity on how he will handle Bryant for his last game.After nursing major ailments for three consecutive seasons, Bryant logged only 28 minutes per game in the 2015-16 campaign and appeared in 65 out of 81 games. Instead, Scott said Bryant will play an unspecified minutes that could exceed his season-high 37 minutes he played Nov. 20 against Toronto.Scott also plans to play Bryant between 10 minutes to 12 minutes in the first quarter. “When that quarter is over, I’ll talk to him again,” Scott said. “It’ll probably be at halftime when I see how he’s feeling. That will determine the minutes he’ll play in the third quarter and fourth quarter.”Somewhere in between the intrigue surrounding Bryant’s final appearance and the festivities surrounding it, the Lakers have a game to play. The Lakers have struggled to do that for most of the 2015-16 season. They will end with their worst record in franchise history. They will miss the NBA playoffs for the third consecutive year. They will enter the offseason riddled with questions surrounding their future.Hence, Bryant’s farewell tour has provided the Lakers a temporary distraction from those problems.“The fans deserve it. They’re paying a lot of good money for Kobe’s jersey and for the tickets for years and years,” Lakers forward Metta World Peace said. “The NBA got a billion-dollar TV deal and a lot of it had to do with Kobe. He’s a superstar. They deserve to see this.”Scott argued Bryant deserves to see this, too. “His competitive nature and the way he went about his business gained him a lot of respect around the world. This farewell tour was something that was much needed,” Scott said. “He’ll look back and really appreciate the way the fans treated him on the way out.”Before that happens, Bryant will do something that has become so customary for two decades.He will play basketball, try to win and provide a memorable performance.“I feel really excited and very happy, ” Bryant said. “I’m looking forward to lacing them up one more time.” Vivid Seats, a secondary ticket broker, tabbed the median ticket price for Bryant’s last game at $2,100 each.The Lakers recently issued a fraud alert, forewarning fans about the potential dangers of purchasing tickets for Bryant’s last game through third-party vendors. Scott also chuckled when he shared he has refused to grant friends any extra tickets other than the four he already has set aside for family members.“There’s going to be tons of people in the stands and they’re going to be on the streets,” Scott said. “The ones that couldn’t get into the game will be on the streets hoping to get a glimpse of Kobe coming out.”Will those fans see Bryant maintaining the same steely persona that has mostly defined his 20-year NBA career? Or will Bryant show a vulnerable side after projecting his indestructible image for so long? The video tribute will likely play longer. The notable celebrities will likely become larger. The endless cheers will likely sound louder. The private gifts will likely become grander. Yet, as Kobe Bryant has inched closer and closer toward playing his last game in a sport he has forever loved, the Lakers’ 37-year-old star insisted he has avoided becoming emotional about it. He has done so mainly because he has forced himself not to think about that moment.That moment has come. In what Lakers coach Byron Scott predicted is “going to be bananas,” the Lakers (16-65) will host the Utah Jazz (40-41) on Wednesday at Staples Center. That will mark Bryant’s final game and what Scott called “the end of an unbelievable basketball player.” The atmosphere could arguably mirror an NBA Finals game, if not grander.The Team LA story at Staples Center will sell exclusive Bryant merchandise beginning Wednesday morning.
Injured teen: Shemuel PierreTwo juveniles on Friday made an appearance in the Children’s Court to answer to the charge of unlawful wounding committed on another teenager.It is alleged that on February 28, 2018, the two juveniles, while being in the company of others, unlawfully wounded Shemuel Pierre at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara.On the day in question, Pierre was making his way home from school when the two teenagers along with two others stabbed him to his chest with a pair of scissors and made good their escape.The injured child was assisted by a teacher who was passing and noticed that the child was bleeding profusely. Pierre was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted as a result of the severity of the injuries.He was stabbed twice to his chest with one wound causing injuries to his lungs.The medical report also revealed that the teen was stabbed two times and both lungs were punctured, thereby making the injuries life-threatening.The teen was hospitalised for five days and upon being discharged, he was taken to Woodlands Hospital for further treatment due to complications that developed after surgery.In court, the injured teen was represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay, who told the court that the two suspects are known to the law since both of them have pending matters which include armed robbery and narcotics possession.He further stated that his client’s injuries were life-threatening and, therefore, both accused should be remanded.The Police Prosecutor also stated that the teens should be kept in custody because one of them went into hiding after committing the act but was later apprehended by police ranks.It was further stated that both teens had confessed to the crimeThe teens were placed on $10,000 and $40,000 bail respectively and the matter is expected to be called again on May 23, 2019.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation hours-of-service rule for certain drivers.The rule, issued in mid-2013 by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), requires truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. It would have prohibited drivers hauling livestock and poultry from caring for animals during the rest period.The National Pork Producers Council, on behalf of other livestock, poultry and food organizations, in 2013 petitioned the FMCSA for a waiver and exemption from complying with the regulation. The groups this spring asked the FMCSA to renew the waiver and to extend it for the two-year maximum allowable under federal law.In petitioning the agency, the livestock organizations noted that the rule would cause livestock producers and their drivers irreparable harm, place the health and welfare of the livestock in their care at risk and provide no apparent increased benefit to public safety — and likely decrease public safety — while forcing the livestock industry and its drivers to choose between the humane handling of animals or complying with the rule.The groups also pointed out that the livestock and poultry industries have programs — developed and offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture — that educate drivers on transportation safety and animal welfare. The pork industry, for example, has the Transport Quality Assurance program.“This decision will help ensure the continued humane treatment and welfare of livestock while traveling on the nation’s highways,” said Ron Prestage, NPPC president, veterinarian and pork producer from Camden, S.C. “The waiver will ensure that during hot summer months livestock won’t be sitting in the sun for extended periods, with drivers unable to care for them because they’re required to take a 30-minute break.”Official notice of the decision is set to be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register, and the waiver became effective June 12.“America’s livestock and poultry farmers are pleased that the FMCSA recognized that its rule would not be practicable for drivers who transport hogs, cattle and poultry,” Prestage said. “We’re grateful for FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro’s recognition of the ongoing commitment of America’s pork, livestock and poultry producers to animal welfare and highway safety.”
By Rosa Milagros Santos[Flickr, OpLove_10-05-09-1971 by Rob Bixby, CC BY 2.0, Oct. 2, 2009] Retrieved on Nov. 19, 2015During our November 12th webinar on Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: Creating Supportive and Inclusive Environments, Dr. Micki Ostrosky and I highlighted specific characteristics of children’s physical environments such as housing quality, noise, street traffic, crowding, and access to transportation that impact their social emotional development. In whatever environmental conditions we (children and adults) live, it is part of human nature for us to learn to adapt to our specific situation. For example, it is not unusual for military families who reside on and off base to learn to live with constant aircraft or artillery noise.Learning to adapt to our environment enables us to function and go about our regular routines and activities. However, for young children these adaptive behaviors can negatively impact their overall development, thereby having both positive and negative consequences. For example, children living in noisy environments can learn to ignore the constant noise around them, a potentially positive thing. However, some children may not be able to discriminate what environmental noise and sounds they should and should not ignore. In an effort to tune out noise, children also may disregard important auditory input like conversation initiations and responses by others.Researchers have noted that children who are constantly exposed to these conditions are less likely to pay attention, less motivated to perform tasks, can become socially withdrawn, and have less interactions with peers and adult caregivers — all these are necessary skills for academic and school success.Fortunately, as parents, teachers, or military family service providers, we have the capacity to create and promote supportive environments to alleviate the chronic and toxic environmental conditions to which some children may be exposed. One of the ways adult caregivers can support children living in these situations is to engage with them through literacy activities. My colleagues, Dr. Angel Fettig and Dr. LaShorage Shaffer and I wrote in our 2012 article, Helping Families Connect Early Literacy with Social-Emotional Development that literacy activities can support children’s language and communication skills as well as positively impact their social-emotional development. In this article, we share some strategies for using literacy activities, such as book reading and storytelling, to promote social emotional development.Creating multiple opportunities to read together whether it is part of a bedtime routine or at different times during the day, provide children and adults those important one-on-one times to interact. Reading together can provide children and adults with a chance to engage in an activity that is calm and quiet — away from the chaos and noise that might be present in their environment. Reading together can also be a time where children can focus on one activity and not be distracted by multiple inputs in their environment. Most importantly, reading together provides a chance for a child to have an adult’s undivided attention especially on those busy days.In our forthcoming webinar on Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: Enriching Social Emotional Literacy (December 3, 2015) we will focus on strategies to support the development of children’s emotional literacy, including building their vocabulary skills. Literacy-rich environments are linked to increased success in school — not only academically but just as importantly, socially and emotionally.Remember, as parents, teachers, or military family service providers we play an important role in designing and creating environments from which children learn and grow, and thus we must choose wisely when we do so!This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
zoom A cyber attack has shut down IT systems across multiple sites and business units owned by Danish transport and logistics major A.P. Moller – Maersk, the company confirmed earlier today.APM Terminals is said to be among the hit business units, with 17 terminals being hacked, according to Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond.The terminals in question include two based in Rotterdam.Maersk said it was assessing the situation, putting “safety of our employees, our operations and customers’ business as our top priority.”More information on the matter is expected to follow.APM Terminals is yet to reply to World Maritime News seeking comment on the matter.The attack comes in the aftermath of Maersk’s digitalization moves aimed at “revolutionizing supply-chain management and global trade,” and saving tens of millions of dollars annually with the power of data.To remind, earlier this year Maersk teamed up with American technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Microsoft Corp. on digitalization.World Maritime News Staff
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 1, 2017 – Nassau – Long after the TV cameras have gone, well before lights are back on and life returns to normal, standing water left behind in hurricane-ravaged islands will help breed mosquitos that can deliver deadly diseases. On Tuesday, a company with a conscience stepped up to take the sting out of the threat.Livful, the Atlanta-based developers and manufacturers of Akiva Mosquito Repellent, announced a matching donation of non-toxic wipes with the power to last 16 hours. Akiva wipes will be distributed weekly to the islands impacted by Hurricane Irma weekly through NEMA and HeadKnowles.“The Bahamas is very close to our hearts. We chose to launch Akiva here and we’ve been welcomed into the homes, playgrounds and resorts on these beautiful islands,” said LivFul CEO Hogan Bassey. “In the aftermath of a hurricane, mosquitoes breed. During a rebuilding period, people must be protected from the mosquitos that deliver diseases like Zika, Dengue and chikungunya. Plus, we understand that mosquitos on those islands are a tremendous nuisance. We’re praying for a speedy recovery for The Bahamas and we’re doing what we can to help.”For every 3 bottles or packages of Akiva’s single-use wipes purchased from Lightbourn Trading on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, LivFul will match the purchase with a donation of wipes. Lightbourn will deliver the donation to NEMA and HeadKnowles every Friday for distribution to the islands along with other supplies. The campaign will run through October 13.“We are very grateful to Livful which is demonstrating what it means to be a social entrepreneurship enterprise,” said Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA. “Now that we are beginning to re-inhabit the islands and people are returning to their homes, it is important that we tend to some of the needs they may not even recognize as urgent, like protecting them against diseases spread by mosquitos.”Bassey knows all too well what the impact of mosquito-borne disease can mean. He spent two decades experimenting with formulas to keep people mosquito-safe after suffering from malaria repeatedly in his native Nigeria by the time he was 10. The final formula was the result of cooperation with the University of Georgia where Bassey studied. The product became available in The Bahamas in June and response to it has been nothing short of phenomenal, reflecting what was learned during official testing. Arm-in-cage tests showed Akiva’s effectiveness lasted up to 16 hours keeping 200 female, buzzing biting mosquitoes at bay.“As residents return to the southern islands, their focus will be on making sure they have a safe place to sleep, that their roof is repaired and essential services are in place,” said HeadKnowles volunteer Patrina Khoo Farquharson, who received the first cases of donated wipes Tuesday. “But also, the mosquitos are a tremendous nuisance. The responders on the ground – Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Police Officers, volunteers – are literally under constant attack by these ‘monster-sized’ blood-suckers. This donation from Akiva will go a long way toward protecting the people of the southern Bahamas from mosquito-borne disease and the misery of relentless attacks. We are very appreciative and hope everyone will rush down to Lightbourn Trading and make their purchase while the campaign is on.”Press Release: DPA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
July 20, 2018 , Suspect shot in Del Mar after pursuit ends in crash Updated: 10:13 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 20, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff’s deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday.The driver, whose name was not released, was shot in the upper torso and taken to a local hospital, where he remained in stable condition, according to Lt. Anthony Dupree of the San Diego Police Department, which is investigating the incident.A deputy had tried to pull the man over in Vista near the intersection of Poinsettia Avenue and Linda Vista Drive just before 8:45 p.m. Friday when he took off, Dupree said.The driver headed north on surface streets and entered westbound state Route 78 at Sycamore Avenue, then continued onto southbound Interstate 5, at times reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.During the pursuit, the driver called 911 and told the dispatcher he had a loaded handgun, a female passenger was in the car with him, and he wanted to commit “suicide by cop,” Dupree said.The driver exited I-5 at Leucadia Boulevard and let his passenger out of the car before continuing to flee from officers back onto the freeway. He exited again at Carmel Valley Road and drove west, then veered south onto the Torrey Preserve marsh, driving for about 200 yards before coming to a stop. The area is within San Diego city limits.The driver got out of the car and began advancing toward deputies, who gave him “verbal commands,” Dupree said.“The suspect kept his right hand behind his back and at one point quickly pointed something at the deputies while taking a shooting stance,” leading deputies to fire at the man, Dupree said.The suspect was struck in the upper torso and was taken into custody. Deputies gave the man first aid until paramedics were able to take him to a hospital, Dupree said.The deputies involved in the shooting are a 5-year veteran and a 2- year veteran of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Dupree said.