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Better Collective closes $240m Action Network acquisition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Better Collective closes $240m Action Network acquisition The deal was announced at the start of this month. Of the $240m price, the vast majority will be paid in cash, alongside $11.4m in new Better Collective shares, issued at a price of SEK231.35 per share. Of the cash payment, $10m is deferred. Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Strategy Affiliates M&A Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “We are excited to finalize the acquisition of Action and to formally welcome its employees to the Better Collective Group,” Jesper Søgaard, co-founder and chief executive of Better Collective, said. Tags: Better Collective Action Network “This acquisition gives us a leading position within sports betting media in the US and a strong foundation for profiting from the continuous regulation of the US betting market.” center_img 28th May 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Better Collective has closed its $240m acquisition of the Action Network, the largest deal in the super-affiliate’s history. Read the full story on iGB North America Regions: US Affiliates Email Addresslast_img read more

Armazém Luxury Housing / Pedra Líquida

first_img Apartments CopyApartments•Porto, Portugal Photographs:  José CamposTeam:Luís Sobral, Carlos Campos, Teresa NovaisCollaborators:Maria Barreiros, Filipe Madeira, Tiago Antero, Diogo MesquitaStructural And Hidraulic Engineer:Ana Vale, Miguel ValeMechanical Engineer:Raul Bessa, Telmo MesquitaElectrical Engineer:Luís OliveiraAcoustic Engineer:Rui RibeiroStructural Engineer:Ana Vale, Miguel ValeHydraulic Engineer:Ana Vale, Miguel ValeCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. In 2013 a building with a charming personality was found in the n.74 of the dynamic Largo de São Domingos, in Porto.Save this picture!© José CamposAmong a set of dwelling buildings this one stood out by the austerity of its facade and the large and free open interior, charactreristics of an old iron warehouse.Save this picture!© José CamposThe main object of the project was to transform a wide and deep spaece into an hotel of charm, maintaining its original atmosphere. Save this picture!© José CamposThe interior of the building was designed with a central patio allowing plenty of light inside and vivid spaces. A ligthweight staircase shows the verticality of its 6 floors and the horizontal circulations were mixed with living rooms, creating wide and generous common areas. Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Floor Plan 04Save this picture!© José CamposThe materials were selected to enhance this duality between a warehouse and a hotel – cold and raw materials such as iron and concrete, appeared in contrast with light wood, fine fabrics, velvet, and confortable rugs. Save this picture!© José CamposThe reception and the main living room were designed facing the street. From here, going down a stairway that overlaps the pre-existing stone ramp, we find the breakfast/dinning room, served by a kitchen. Save this picture!SectionThe upper floors were reserved for the bedrooms, which all have private bathrooms. Going up the building one can find some surprising moments such as the terrace facing the Porto Cathedral or the penthouse in the last floor which allows a different and rich space experience given by the exquisite celling shape.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessWOHA On Why High-Density Living Doesn’t Mean Sacrificing Nice ThingsInterviewsOMA to Regenerate Historic Columbia Circle in ShanghaiUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Porto, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805845/armazem-luxury-housing-pedra-liquida Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© José Campos+ 40 Share Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Pedra Líquida Area Area of this architecture project Projects Armazém Luxury Housing / Pedra LíquidaSave this projectSaveArmazém Luxury Housing / Pedra Líquida CopyAbout this officePedra LíquidaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsPortoPortugalPublished on April 03, 2017Cite: “Armazém Luxury Housing / Pedra Líquida” 03 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Armazém Luxury Housing / Pedra Líquida 2016 Year:  “COPY” Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805845/armazem-luxury-housing-pedra-liquida Clipboardlast_img read more

Coney Island suffering two weeks post-Sandy

first_imgConey Island, N.Y.WW photo: Anne PrudenPublic housing tenants in Coney Island are facing falling temperatures by the waterfront with hardly an open store to be found. More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, they are still without lights, hot water or heat in apartment buildings near the ocean. Even the broken city’s famous amusement park is closed. City officials won’t say when the tenants may get electricity and heat. Coney Island has a beat up and muddy appearance, and some of it is permeated with a stench like that reported in post-Katrina New Orleans. Some residents say this city will never be rebuilt. The accompanying photo shows unemployed tenants from Coney Island in lines stretching blocks waiting for some free groceries.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

California’s Prop. 22 and the essence of capitalist exploitation

first_imgIn November, voters cast their ballots in the most expensive, and hence, most thoroughly corrupted, election in U.S. history. Protest against Proposition 22, San FranciscoOn California’s ballots were 12 direct initiatives, ranging from medical regulation to privacy statutes. In such a corrupted environment, it is unsurprising that the appearance of direct democracy did not ensure across-the-board victories for the working class. While 59% of voters passed an initiative to enfranchise formerly incarcerated people, on the other hand 60% rejected an initiative to expand subsidized housing, and 57% voted to uphold the state ban on affirmative action. In the most expensive campaign among these 12 initiatives, and indeed all initiatives in California history, 59% of voters passed Proposition 22, an unprecedented bill that legally strips Uber, Lyft and DoorDash drivers, among others, of their status as employees of those companies. Analyzing the law, as well as following the money and tactics behind the campaign, illuminates the reasons for, and the significance of, the passage of this monumental, regressive initiative.What will the law do?The substance of the law consists of the reclassification of “app-based drivers” (i.e. delivery and transportation workers who are employed through an app) from “employees” to “independent contractors.” This is not a meaningless distinction. The entirety of federal labor law applies only to workers formally classified as employees. This includes minimum wage law, overtime pay, on-the-job safety protections, workers’ compensation and Affordable Care Act-mandated health insurance from large employers. As a result of this well-funded attack, all these rights are denied to workers affected by Prop. 22. The law sets separate labor standards, which are significantly inferior to those mandated for formal employees. For instance, the effective minimum wage for cab drivers, accounting for all expenses and special provisions of the law, is $5.64, just 43% of California’s minimum wage (U.C. Berkeley Labor Center).But perhaps the most significant consequence of the law is the denial of the right to organize unions to super-exploited so-called “contractors.” The 1935 National Labor Relations Act formally recognized the right to unionize, but only to those classified as employees. (The NLRA also denied protections to public sector workers, domestic workers and farmworkers.) Workers affected by Prop. 22 have been stripped of the legal right to unionize. If the drivers do try to unionize, they could face crackdowns by the “rideshare” bosses and/or militaristic law enforcement.Before Prop. 22 passed, rideshare companies had already breached labor law, when they unilaterally declared workers to be contractors and treated them as such. That much should be expected under a capitalist system, where the profiteers can always afford to hire high-priced lawyers to help them circumvent the law. Nonetheless, gig workers have noted a rapid acceleration of exploitative practices since the initiative passed. According to a DoorDash worker, the company now counts less than half of all time at work as paid work. Nominal wages declined as well, as corporations take advantage of a larger and larger army of surplus labor during the pandemic.Legislative action to reverse Prop. 22 is practically impossible, as the initiative requires a seven-eighths majority in the California legislature to make any amendment whatsoever. There is talk of organizing gig workers despite barriers — both inside and outside California — but as of yet the efforts have been informal and limited in scope. Ultimately, it is inevitable that labor rights will continue to backslide unless direct working-class action is taken, with a broad view of the working class that includes gig workers not least.Transparent corruption and dirty tacticsThe campaign to pass Prop. 22 received $189 million in contributions, with the overwhelming majority of these contributions coming from Lyft, DoorDash, Uber, etc. By comparison the opposition campaign, whose largest contributors were the labor unions, received $16 million — they were outspent 12-to-1 (California Secretary of State). Such a system, which allows the utter monopolization of political discourse by the ruling class, is a disgrace, subverting even a pretense of democracy. So what propaganda tactics did these corporations use to manipulate voters?One typical ad, produced explicitly on behalf of Lyft, gave arguments which are  grossly misleading. For example, they claimed the bill would increase pay for drivers or provide health care benefits, as if it were somehow necessary to spend tens of millions in an electoral campaign to do so. Similarly, rideshare companies claim to have guaranteed flexible work schedules because of Prop. 22, but that is transparently not prohibited by federal labor law. (U.S. Department of Labor, “Flexible Schedules”) In reality, the legal text allows work up to 12 hours in a 24-hour period, and even more if the driver has been logged off at least 6 consecutive hours — or the “flexibility” to work an 18-hour workday, when you need the money to make ends meet. Most perniciously, the proposition pits sections of the working class against each other by convincing nondrivers to support lower service prices, and hence lower wages, for other workers — instead of organizing against their own exploitation.Lyft claims 80% support for Prop. 22 among drivers. This may not be inaccurate, as corporations have been incessantly propagandizing and even threatening affected workers to tow the corporate political line. Drivers report frequent in-app pop-ups which gave misleading information on the proposition or forced them to express support. Those drivers who expressly opposed the initiative received threatening messages and feared contract terminations, which have become increasingly commonplace. They find themselves unable to sue when companies eschew accident compensation, skirt laws or practice tip theft — as their contracts force individual arbitrations for all grievances and absolve companies of liability.The pro-Prop. 22 campaign shamelessly appropriated and distorted the gains of genuine movements against gender and racial oppression. The legal text toothlessly addresses discrimination and sexual harassment. Meanwhile, sexual harassment claims continue to pile up, while the gig workforce — disproportionately composed of people of color — becomes increasingly precarious and is pushed to the brink by this very initiative.Prop. 22’s significanceProp. 22 demonstrates beyond a doubt that the so-called “employer-employee” relationship never explained the essence of capitalism. If one digs deeper, it becomes apparent that the capitalist class profits off exploitation, regardless of how this exploitation is labeled. So long as there are capitalist private-property relations, workers must sell their labor power, and there is unequal exchange in this market. What we have fundamentally is the exploitation of the working class by the owning class — the exploitation of precarious laborers by accumulated capital. The euphemistically termed employer-employee relationship hardly defines the exploitation by the imperialist powers of the victims of their imperialism; some $6.5 trillion worth of commodities are robbed from oppressed countries of the Global South every year. (Zak Cope, “Divided World, Divided Class”) A king remains a king regardless of what he is named — when Augustus, the first Roman emperor, ascended to the throne, he declared himself Princeps, the “first citizen,” fearing public backlash and political instability should he have declared himself king. Likewise changing the language and terms of capitalist exploitation does not alter its essence. What we have here is a more severe, more shameless form of exploitation that paradoxically goes by a more polite name. “Contracting” is doublespeak for subjugation just as “first citizen” was doublespeak for the king.Proposition 22 has the potential to be disastrous — not just for the drivers whom this legislation directly impacts, but for the working class as a whole. If wages, limits on hours and labor rights can all be taken away from these drivers, why could the same not happen, via “contracting,” to fast-food workers, retail workers or the remainder of transportation workers? All the hard-earned, significant concessions won by the working class, forged through centuries of struggle, are on the verge of being eliminated through a simple reclassification of workers’ legal status. Labor rights have never been in so much peril from such seemingly innocuous and underhanded legislation. We must solidarize with the drivers as they organize, agitate and struggle — not only for the drivers themselves to be legally recognized as workers — but in solidarity with the whole working class. The ultimate goal is to overthrow capitalism itself and bring a final end to their subjugation! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Feynman’s Nobel Year

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Caltech physicist and Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman in an undated photograph. Credit: Richard Hartt/Caltech ArchivesFifty years ago on October 21, 1965, Caltech’s Richard Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. The three independently brokered workable marriages between 20th-century quantum mechanics and 19th-century electromagnetic field theory.Quantum electrodynamics, as this previously reluctant partnership is known, treats the behavior of electromagnetic fields in the same manner as it treats the behavior of the electrons producing them—as particles, whose interactions can be described using probability theory. (In this case, the particles are little packages of electromagnetic energy called photons, which we usually think of as particles of light.) The so-called probability amplitude for anything more elaborate than an isolated hydrogen atom is far too complex to solve directly, so the standard quantum-mechanics approach is to start with a solvable, relatively simple equation and keep adding smaller and smaller corrections to it according to well-defined rules. The solution gets closer and closer to the actual answer as the corrections diminish in size, so you simply decide how accurate you need to be for the task at hand. However, describing an electromagnetic field in such a manner means allowing the photons to carry infinite momentum, and it had become clear by the late 1930s that such equations did not converge on the correct answer—adding corrections merely piled infinities upon infinities.While Schwinger and Tomonaga used highly mathematical approaches to the problem, Feynman characteristically took a different point of view. He drew pictures of every possible interaction between photons and electrons, including those involving “virtual” particles undetectable by the outside world. For example, an electron can spontaneously emit and reabsorb a photon—a self-interaction that contributes appreciably to the electron’s mass. And a photon can transmute into an electron and its antimatter twin, the positron, with the two immediately annihilating each another to produce a new photon and helping to create the so-called vacuum energy that pervades empty space. Far more complex pictures are possible—and usually necessary. These iconic doodles, now called Feynman diagrams, allowed him to calculate each scenario’s probability amplitude independently and add them all up to get the correct answer.Back in the 1960s, Nobel laureates got a congratulatory 9:00 a.m. telegram from Stockholm rather than a 3:00 a.m. phone call. Even so, Feynman was awakened at 3:45 a.m. by a reporter who broke the news to him, then asked, “Aren’t you pleased to hear that you’ve won the prize?” “I could have found out later this morning,” the groggy Feynman replied. “Well, how do you feel, now that you’ve won it?” the reporter persisted.At the customary press conference held at a more reasonable hour at Caltech’s faculty club, the Athenaeum, a reporter asked, “Is there any way your work can be explained in layman’s terms?” “There certainly must be,” Feynman replied. “But I don’t know what it is.”Feynman was a master teacher with a flair for showmanship, and for him to be at a loss for words—even in jest—may have been a first. The final installment of his textbook The Feynman Lectures on Physics had come out that June. Distilled from the Physics 1 and 2 course sequence he had taught to 180 Caltech freshmen in 1961–62 and to the same group as sophomores the following year, the work’s three volumes appeared in 1963, 1964, and 1965. The lectures, a complete reimagining of introductory physics, had been motivated by the rapid pace of discoveries in the field in the 1950s and by the improvements in high-school mathematics instruction brought on by the space race—which the Soviets were winning in 1961 by a score of three to nothing, having successively put the first satellite, the first animal (Laika the dog), and the first human (Yuri Gagarin) into orbit.“A substantial number” of Caltech’s physics faculty had proffered outlines of topics the two-year course should cover, wrote professor Robert Leighton (BS ’41, MS ’44, PhD ’47) in the foreword to the series. He noted that the hundred-plus lectures were envisioned as “a cooperative effort by N staff members who would share the total burden symmetrically and equally: each man would take responsibility for 1/N of the material, deliver the lectures, and write text material for his part.” This unworkable scheme was quickly abandoned after physics professor Matthew Sands volunteered Feynman for the entire job. Feynman agreed—on the condition that he did not have to write anything. Instead, each lecture was audiotaped and transcribed, and every diagram was photographed. “It was expected that the necessary editing would be minor . . . to be done by one or two graduate students on a part-time basis. Unfortunately, this expectation was short-lived,” Leighton wrote. In fact, it “required the close attention of a professional physicist for from ten to twenty hours per lecture!” Leighton and Sands worked on it by turn, with Feynman doing the final edit himself.In the end, however, it was all worth the effort. More than 1.5 million sets of the iconic, bright red volumes have been sold in English alone, and at least a dozen translations into other languages exist. The book has gone through three editions and remains in print to this day; on September 13, 2013 Caltech posted a freely available electronic version whose equations and graphics scale automatically to the reader’s device. In the 25 months since then, the site has been accessed more than eight million times by nearly 1.7 million individuals. Business Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe center column 4 Feynman’s Nobel Year A Milestone in Physics By DOUGLAS SMITH Published on Friday, October 23, 2015 | 11:11 amlast_img read more

Pasadena Doctors Say Aggressive Flu Has Yet to Hit Peak

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Doctors Say Aggressive Flu Has Yet to Hit Peak From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 8, 2018 | 6:54 pm Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Doctors at Healthcare Partners Urgent Care Center in Pasadena have warned that the currently circulating flu is a strain that’s aggressive and very contagious, and may continue to peak for weeks to come.Everyday, people have been waiting in line at the city’s medical clinics hoping to end their symptoms as early as possible, in what Dr. Claudia Pfeil at the Pasadena Clinic said is the worst flu season she has ever seen.Across the state, 27 have reportedly died due to the infection.Speaking to KABC, Pfeil said many of the sick have in one way or another avoided being vaccinated, and it’s not yet too late. “We’ve noticed that those patients with the more severe symptoms tend not to have been vaccinated,” Pfeil said, “The flu could last through the end of February or even March, so I would emphasize that it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine.”Urgent care physicians said this year’s dominant flu strain takes 10 to 14 days to recover from completely. Anti-virus shots can certainly aid in speedy recovery if taken within the first 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, they say.KABC said supplies are running low, so doctors are strongly recommending getting a flu shot at the earliest possible opportunity.To avoid infection, doctors say people should avoid large crowds, and if they do get sick, they should stay home and manage the flu with fever reducers, cough expectorants, and decongestants.Plenty of fluids and rest could also help, as well as minimizing stress, Pfeil told KABC. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Victims remembered as Frankfurt beats Bayern in Bundesliga

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleSpain: Peaceful protests for jailed rapper see more clashesNext articleCharleston uses Jesper’s 38 to beat D-II Columbus St. in OT Digital AIM Web Support Victims remembered as Frankfurt beats Bayern in Bundesliga By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 center_img TAGS  Pinterest Cologne’s Emmanuel Dennis reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and VfB Stuttgart in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Facebook Local NewsSports Twitterlast_img read more

“Few Govts Being Run With A Single Person/Few Persons Exercising Real Authority Like In US”: Madras High Court

first_imgNews Updates”Few Govts Being Run With A Single Person/Few Persons Exercising Real Authority Like In US”: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay11 April 2021 7:43 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court last week observed that though the form of government both at the Centre and in the States is fashioned after the Westminister style, in fact, some of them work with a single person or a few persons exercising real authority. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing the plea praying that more prominent…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 Madras High Court last week observed that though the form of government both at the Centre and in the States is fashioned after the Westminister style, in fact, some of them work with a single person or a few persons exercising real authority. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing the plea praying that more prominent parties, conduct their internal elections prior to facing the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly Election, 2021 forthwith. The plea before the Court The plea sought direction to the respondent to submit a report before the Court ensuring that all the recognized political parties in the State of Tamil Nadu, have completed their respective internal party elections prior to facing the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly Election, 2021 forthwith. To this, the Court remarked, “There is some basis to the petition and, if nothing else, the sentiment expressed by the petitioner needs to be respected.” The Court also observed that the Constitution is silent on the nature and qualification of the political parties which put up candidates for election to legislative bodies Court’s observations At the outset, the Court observed that the petitioner insinuated that a democratic process of election as envisaged by the Constitution couldn’t be meaningful without the political parties participating thereat embracing the democratic ethos and completing their internal elections in the first place. Significantly, the Court opined, “It may not have been in the contemplation of the Constitution-makers that though the form of government both at the Centre and in the States was fashioned after the Westminister style, in fact, some of them would be run on the presidential basis as in the United States with a single person or a few persons exercising real authority.” Importantly, the Court also observed, “It is plain to see in certain cases that the collective authority or the collective wisdom that the Constitution envisages governments to be run by, may not be effected even in the letter, far less in spirit.” However, the Court did note that since the Assembly elections have already been concluded, the prayer had become infructuous and the relief can no longer be granted. However, the Court did underline that the petitioner’s sentiment must be respected as it reveals the highest regard for democratic principles. The Petition was thus disposed of without going into the matters canvassed by the petitioner and by leaving the petitioner free to press the grounds at a more appropriate stage. Case title – S.Surya Moorthi v. The Union of India [W.P.No.2426 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

DAR urges ‘no straws’ for September

first_img You Might Like Clio teen killed in wreck A two-vehicle crash at approximately 6:38 a.m. Saturday August 17, 2019, has claimed the life of a Clio juvenile. A… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel DAR urges ‘no straws’ for September The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Print Article “And plastic in the ocean floats around as small pieces, called micro plastics, that can poison animals and hurt the environment,” the DAR conservation chair said. “For example, to a sea turtle, these micro plastics can look like food.  Once swallowed, the plastic gets stuck and make the turtle think it is full and the turtle stops eating and dies.”   In general, straws are not good for humans, Murphy said. Drinking sugary or acidic beverages through a straw can increase the likelihood of cavities. “Straws send a concentrated stream of liquid toward a small area of the teeth, which can erode enamel and cause tooth decay,” she said. “Repeated straw drinking causes people to purse their lips and can create wrinkles from repetitive muscle motion.” Published 6:38 pm Monday, August 19, 2019center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Skip The daughters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) are encouraging everyone to join them in skipping the plastic straw and participate in “No Straw September!” “Skipping the straw is taking a stand against single use plastic pollution.  Small steps make a difference,” said Claire Murphy, conservation chair, Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution. “In just the United States alone, it is estimated that 500 million straws are used every day.  One study found that as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world’s beaches.  Most plastics don’t decompose or biodegrade when we toss them.”Murphy said plastics can stay in landfills for hundreds of years.  The origin of the movement to ban plastic straws began with a nine-year-old boy named Milo Cress and his 2011 campaign, “Be Straw Free,” which raised awareness about plastic waste. “Americans use enough straws each day to fill 125 school buses,” Murphy said. “So, instead just don’t use straws. But, if you do, use paper, bamboo, glass or compostable straws. And, consider skipping those other single and always recycle your plastics.” Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Search warrants served on owner in Southern California dive boat disaster that killed 34

first_imgSanta Barbara County Sheriffs Office(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Investigators executed search warrants Sunday on the headquarters of the company that operated the charter dive boat that caught fire on Labor Day and sank off the coast of Southern California, killing 34 people trapped by flames in the doomed vessel’s below-deck bunk quarters.A team of investigators from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies searched Truth Aquatics’ offices in Santa Barbara and the company’s two other boats, Lt. Eric Raney, spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, told ABC News.The search warrants were served in conjunction with National Transportation Safety Board, which is overseeing the probe of the deadly maritime inferno that erupted aboard the triple-deck dive boat Conception.Details of the searches conducted Sunday at Truth Aquatics were not immediately released.NTSB officials are expected to release a preliminary report on the disaster as early as this week, officials said, but warned it could take up to 12 to 24 months to come up with a definitive answer on what caused the calamity.The Conception was on a three-day Labor Day weekend scuba diving excursion to the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara when a fire broke out and spread rapidly on the wooden-hulled boat in the early morning hours of Sept. 2.The ship’s captain and four crew members, who were on the top deck when the blaze erupted, jumped overboard and survived as flames blocked them from rescuing the trapped passengers and one crew member in the bottom-deck sleeping quarters, officials said.Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a news conference last week that a stairway and an escape hatch in the sleeping quarters were blocked by flames.The bodies of 33 people who perished in the disaster were recovered by dive teams and are being identified through DNA collected from loved ones, officials said. One person killed in the incident remained unaccounted for on Sunday after the search was suspended on Friday due to rough seas.The search for the lone missing victim and efforts to raise the Conception from the ocean floor for a thorough inspection by investigators is expected to resume on Monday, pending weather conditions, officials said.U.S. Coast Guard officials said the boat, which came to rest upside down on the Pacific Ocean floor in about 65 feet of water was up-righted by crews before the salvage mission was suspended.The Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office has positively identified 23 victims, who ranged in age from a teenage girl celebrating her birthday to a 62-year-old man who died along with his wife and three daughters.The victims were identified as Tia Salika-Adamic, who was celebrating her 17th birthday, and her parents, Carol Diana Adamic, 60, and Steven Salika, 55, all of Santa Cruz, California; Justin Carroll Dignam, 58, of Anaheim, California; Daniel Garcia, 46, of Berkeley, California; Marybeth Guiney, 51, of Santa Monica, California; Yulia Krashennaya, 40, of Berkeley; Alexandra Kurtz, 26, of Santa Barbara; Caroline McLaughlin, 35, of Oakland; Wei Tan, 26, of Goleta, California; and Ted Strom, 62, of Germantown, Tennessee.Other victims identified were Kendra Chan, 26, of Oxnard, California, and her father, Raymond “Scott” Chan, 59, of Los Altos, California; Andrew Fritz, 40, of Sacramento; Charles McIlvain, 44, of Santa Monica; Neal Gustav Baltz, 42, of Phoenix; Patricia Ann Beitzinger, 48, of Chandler, Arizona; and Vaidehi Campbell, 41, of Felton, California.Also killed were sisters Angela Rose Quitasol, 28, Evan Michel Quitasol, 37, Nicole Storm Quitasol, 31, their father Michael Quitasol, 62, and their stepmother, Fernisa Sison, all of California. Sison’s body has yet to be positively identified.Susana Solano Rosas, the mother of the three sisters, posted a heartbreaking message on Facebook.“My hopes were that Evan, Nicole, and Angela Rose were only injured. They were such strong swimmers. For sure they would have made it to land. They had only had 20 yards to swim. I was hoping we would be able to hug them and hold them. Instead we don’t have them,” Rosas wrote.She added, “We can’t bring them home yet. I know our children don’t belong to us. As parents, we have plans for their life. They had surpassed my expectations I had for them. I was so proud of them and their accomplishments. They each knew it, too. My three girls were very happy with their lives. They each had found their loves, were well established in their communities, with the best part of life ahead of them.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more