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first_imgThe speed of esports events further compounds the difficulty of making esports odds. The Overwatch and Call of Duty Leagues are streamlined, steady and scheduled weeks in advance. Dota events are sporadic. The level of maintenance needed should be included in your entry plan. Developer-sponsored franchised leagues are becoming more popular in esports, so newer or legacy titles could switch to them in the future. Esports The second type features sports simulation games. Betting on Madden, FIFA and NBA2K exploded in 2020 due to the cancellation of many major sports leagues. While not entirely identical, these titles feature similar rulesets to their real-life equivalents, meaning traditional sports fans find the transition easy and many of the fans who flocked to esports last year stuck with it even after real play resumed. These games also have consistent competitive events thanks to developer support and partnerships with many major sports leagues. Several NFL, NBA and soccer teams sponsor players for their virtual equivalent. Current esports bookies are already familiar with some of the unique traits of video game betting. They’re more familiar with the process of integrating new titles and already have an esports-focused portion of their user base. Esports bettors rarely stick to just one game, a trend shared by their traditional counterparts. However, esports are still new media and entire new genres with different competitive formats can emerge with varying degrees of competitive grandeur.  The games mentioned above are the most popular betting attractions, but plenty of other esports have long-running competitive scenes. Here are some more common video games in sportsbooks: For example, Valorant is less than a year old and is still growing. However, it has guaranteed support from the developers of League of Legends, the most popular esport in the world. Even if it isn’t huge now, Valorant esports will provide an excellent onboarding point when in-person play becomes feasible again. The most popular esports betting titles fall under two categories. The first includes legacy esports, particularly the ‘Big Three’: League of Legends, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. These all have over a decade of competitive history with millions of dollars in prize money having been won. They’re also some of the most popular video games globally, giving them a stable fanbase. All three titles also receive significant developer attention. Riot Games owns League of Legends, and Valve controls both Dota and CS:GO. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter What’s important for new esports bookmakers? Overwatch – A six vs six class-based shooter with cartoony visuals. Developer Activision Blizzard runs the Overwatch League, which operates in a similar fashion to the NFL or NBA.Call of Duty – The popular first-person shooter franchise has a historic competitive scene. The franchised league is also run by Activision.Valorant – A tactical shooter similar to CS:GO, designed by Riot. The game is relatively new and many top Counter-Strike pros immediately switched over to Valorant.Starcraft 2 – One of the oldest esports and the first to be featured on television. The Korean scene dominates the real-time strategy game, but other countries put up a fight.Hearthstone – While not as popular as it once was, Blizzard’s card game is still very competitive. Both developer and third-party events are commonplace.PUBG – The first massive battle royale title. Developer-sponsored tournaments make this one of the most popular battle royale esports. 23rd March 2021 | By contenteditor The opposite is true of Hearthstone. The devs still care about it, and the casual audience is somewhat engaged, but it’s unlikely to return to its heyday again. Operators that already offer Hearthstone betting still benefit now, but the return on investment isn’t comparatively high for new sites. Which esports are people betting on – and what should operators take away from this? When evaluating whether to enter the esports space or not, estimate the length of the game’s popularity and include it in your assessment. Remember: not every site needs to accommodate every esport. Knowledge of a game’s potential popularity and its unique logistical hurdles will help you determine which esports are right for your sportsbook. The most important thing for existing esports betting sites to consider is the necessary services needed to offer a new title. Data services for one title rarely apply to another, and companies that offer esports data applications will need time to develop new software. Existing titles might already have the framework, but the majority of Starcraft 2 bettors are probably already wagering with a current site. Topics: Esports esports betting By Kenneth Williams When assessing the cost of offering esports betting, there are many factors to consider absent from traditional sports. The titles you plan to offer should be the first thing decided. As new esports titles are developed, older titles lose relevancy or die off. Oddsmaking software and dedicated data platforms will eventually become obsolete. A game’s shelf life should be the number one concern for esports betting decision-makers.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The lion’s share of betting money still goes on legacy esports but traditional sports fans helped Madden, FIFA and NBA2K enjoy a stellar 2020. What existing esports betting operators need to know Tags: betting Esports Email Addresslast_img read more

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MTN Ghana (MTN.gh) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgMTN Ghana (MTN.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about MTN Ghana (MTN.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Ghana (MTN.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Ghana (MTN.gh)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileMTN Ghana is the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Ghana. The Company has over 17.83 million subscribers with a market share of approximately 55.09% as at December 2017. MTN Ghana, in line with its vision and mission, continues to lead the delivery of a bold new Digital World to customers and to make their lives a whole lot brighter. MTN Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgThe Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Rwandan exile journalist gunned down in Kampala

first_imgPhoto : logo of the Inyenyeri News website. Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election News Organisation to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more He had been threatened several times in phone calls and comments left on his website. He was also physically attacked about two months ago in Kampala by unidentified assailants, who said they wanted his website closed down. UgandaAfrica News June 4, 2021 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rwandan exile journalist gunned down in Kampalacenter_img News News Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges RSF_en Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts UgandaAfrica Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn that Rwandan journalist Charles Ingabire, an outspoken critic of the Rwandan government and editor of the Inyenyeri News website, was gunned down in the early hours of yesterday in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, where he had lived in exile since 2007.“We offer our sincere condolences to his fellow journalists in Rwanda and in exile, who are shocked by this terrible news,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While it is still too soon to say who is responsible for his murder, we point out that exiled Rwandan journalists are often in danger, especially in Kampala, where several of them have been physically attacked this year.“This is the second murder of a Rwandan journalist in the past 18 months, following that of Jean-Léonard Rugambage in Kigali in June 2010.”According to initial reports, Ingabire was shot at point-blank range by an unidentified person in a Pajero car at around 2 a.m. as he left a Kampala bar to which he had gone four hours earlier to meet a friend. He was hit in the chest and died on the spot. His body is now in the Mulago morgue, where an autopsy is to be carried out.The Ugandan police are investigating the murder and, according to the Kampala-based Daily Monitor, have arrested two persons in order to question them.Before fleeing Rwanda and launching Inyenyeri News, Ingabire worked for the Kigali-based newspaper Umuco. Follow the news on Ugandalast_img read more

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Alumnus-Parent Publishes Management Book

first_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Community News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Business: Retail News Alumnus-Parent Publishes Management Book From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 5:24 pm More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Eddie Loussararian (CT ’90), a Bosco alumnus and the father of freshman Shant Loussararian, recently published a book on management and leadership, “When Bosses Go Wild—Preventing Employee Morale Knockouts.”Currently being used by SUBWAY, the YMCA, and three universities, the book is a valuable resource for managers, employees and students preparing to enter the workforce. It offers time-tested techniques for managers and employees to peacefully co-exist and stay motivated in the workplace, as well as sections to help individuals plan a positive course of action when they encounter a workplace interpersonal challenge.“Over my 20-year management career, I have witnessed both positive role models and managers who have not yet embraced the concept of employee engagement,” said Eddie. “By writing “When Bosses Go Wild,” I set out to empower employees to enrich their job, and to help managers master the vital skills needed to improve morale at the workplace.”“In some cases,” he explained, “managers may be the only people to speak words of encouragement to their employees. Words are powerful. Let’s choose them wisely and make them count. You’ll never know the power that is contained in these techniques unless you give them a try.”“When Bosses Go Wild,” is available in paperback or ebook and can be purchased through Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com, or by emailing [email protected] for a signed copy.Don Bosco Technical Institute, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead, (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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New executive AD raring to go

first_img Facebook Previous articleLandgraf’s effort to slash STAAR Test passes in Texas HouseNext articleBorchardt earns designation from NIAAA Ruth Campbell Pinterest Twitter Pinterest New executive AD raring to go WhatsApp Former assistant athletic director and Odessa High School coach Tracy Borchardt stands for a portrait after an interview on April 12 at the ECISD Administration Building. Borchardt will take over as athletic director for ECISD on July 1 after athletic director Bruce McCrary retires. Newly appointed executive director of athletics Tracey Borchardt has been a part of Ector County ISD all her life as a student, an athlete, teacher and coach so it seemed natural that she would rise to the top of the athletics department as its executive director.To top it off, her parents, now retired, both coached in ECISD. Borchardt is the first woman hired to the top athletic director position in the district.Most recently, she was assistant athletic director overseeing all the sports in Odessa.She will replace Bruce McCrary, who is retiring June 30. Borchardt officially starts as executive director July 1.“I grew up in the gym because both of my parents were coaches. When my parents moved here when I was just a little girl I grew up hanging out in the gyms …,” Borchardt said.“… My dad was a coach at Hood (now Wilson & Young Middle School) and he went to OHS (Odessa High School). He coached football, cross country and track at OHS. My mom coached volleyball at OHS. That’s just how I grew up, learning sports, and I made a career out of it.”Although she was more tied to Odessa High School, Borchardt went to Permian High School and played volleyball there; she also did some shot putting. She went to Odessa College and University of Texas Permian Basin where she earned her bachelor’s degree.“They didn’t have sports at UTPB. I stayed just because I had an academic scholarship” and college was fun, she said.Following in her parents’ footsteps, Borchardt went into teaching and coaching and she’s been in it for 32 years.A benefit to being an administrator on the athletic side, as opposed to a coach, is that she doesn’t have to worry about preparing a specific team for a meet, for example.“I just get to go to everything and be a part of it and that’s just so much fun. But you have to love the sports. You have to kind of learn them and grow to understand why you’re there,” Borchardt said.Even though she doesn’t know all the athlete’s names, she gets a roster, tries to figure out who they are and yells for them.“It’s real hard going to an OHS-Permian game and not cheer for them,” Borchardt said. She has to cheer for both.Former assistant athletic director and Odessa High School coach Tracy Borchardt speaks about growing up with parents that were coaches in Ector County ISD during an interview Monday, April 12, 2021, at the ECISD Administration Building. Borchardt will take over as athletic director for ECISD on July 1 after athletic director Bruce McCrary retires.Borchardt said she didn’t know she would get the executive director’s position and she was surprised when McCrary said he was retiring.“… Then going after the job, I was just hoping. But I was also prepared that if it didn’t work out it was OK because I like my job (as assistant director). I have fun at what I do, so … hopefully if I don’t get it, the new person coming in, I hope they like me and I get to keep my job … That was … one of those you keep your fingers crossed type deals,” she said.When the item came up on the ECISD Board of Trustees agenda, the board voted to name her executive director unanimously. Borchardt also had the support of coaches she worked with in the administration office and in the field.“… I go to every event and if I don’t get to stay for the entire event, I’m going to be there for as long as I can be because I want my coaches to know that I’m there for them. I support them. That’s just the way this department is going to work …,” Borchardt said.She saw the coaches around her at the board meeting and wondered what they were doing there.“I did not know that they were going to be there. It was a total surprise. I didn’t even know for sure I was going to get the job that night. I was like how does this work? I think that just goes along with the respect that we all have for each other. And it makes it a great working environment to be honest,” Borchardt said.McCrary said Borchardt is well qualified to run the athletic department.“She knows the district well, has a great understanding of UIL guidelines and has the respect of the coaches. I look forward to watching her move the department forward,” McCrary said in a text message.McCrary did a good job of laying the foundation, but she said they know the focus has to be on academics and getting students to understand that “academics is first and athletics is second.”“We’re going to continue moving forward with that frame of mind and we’re really trying to reach out to kids to hit some goals that are district goals that we’re trying to incorporate into athletics. We’ve been very fortunate that our numbers are pretty good when it comes to percentages of pass/fail rate and attendance, but we’ve still got to get better at what we do.“Hopefully, we’ll be able to be the driving force to help the district on the improvements because we have a lot of improving to do all the way around. We’re just going to keep working on that,” Borchardt said.The struggle right now is with virtual learning.“We can’t move forward until we get all the kids rounded up and everybody’s on the same page. To me, it’s been kind of a culture shock and we’re trying to raise the bar and what’s holding us back, the virtual piece is supposed to be moving us forward, and we’re not reaching out to the kids. … We’ve got to get our numbers up because we know when our numbers are up in athletics and … performing arts is the same way, our kids perform better in school. We’ve got to reach out to those kids and get their parents involved,” Borchardt said.She added that she was fortunate to have the backing of her parents. They pushed her and taught her to be a good person.“That’s what we’ve got to do with the kids we have coming at us. Somebody in our life pushed us and now they need someone to push them,” Borchardt said.Borchardt’s husband Berry is a retired school teacher and coach. They had taught together since 1989-1990 at Crockett Middle School and then they went to OHS together.“When I came back here (to the administration building), he retired. He coached football and basketball and then was head boys’ basketball coach; then he was the girls’ golf coach and taught AP world history,” she added.They go to almost every event together.“He loves sports,” Borchardt said. WhatsApp EducationECISD Twitter Facebook By Ruth Campbell – May 7, 2021 last_img read more

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European Economic Chief says it is time to create European sovereignty

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The European Economic chief says its time to create European sovereignty.Pierre Moscovici has told the Irish Independent – tax most be decided on a European level – it’s after US President Elect Donald Trump said he would cut corporation tax to almost 15 per cent in his first 100 days in office.But a conference on the impact of BREXIT is set to hear it poses a greater threat to us than Mr Trump’s policies.Fianna Fáil’s Declan Breathnach says it will have a particular impact on Tourism:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/brexit10-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – November 12, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th European Economic Chief says it is time to create European sovereignty 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleGerry Adams to be honoured in New YorkNext articleConcerns raised after 10 year-old contacted through online app admin WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat High Court To Consider Imposing Punishment Of ‘Community Service At Covid-19 Centres’ Upon Mask Violators Akshita Saxena29 Nov 2020 6:51 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Friday said that imposition of fine on not wearing masks is not acting as a sufficient deterrent amongst the public and the State Government may consider making violators work at Covid-19 centres. This suggestion has not attained finality and will be discussed by the Court with the State Government on Tuesday, December 1. A Division Bench of Chief Justice…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 Gujarat High Court on Friday said that imposition of fine on not wearing masks is not acting as a sufficient deterrent amongst the public and the State Government may consider making violators work at Covid-19 centres. This suggestion has not attained finality and will be discussed by the Court with the State Government on Tuesday, December 1. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala was hearing a PIL field by Advocate Vishal Awtani, seeking an appropriate direction to the State to increase the fine for not wearing a face cover (mask). He had urged that the fine for not wearing a face mask be increased to Rs.2,000/- in the cities of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot and Rs.1,000/- for the rest of the Gujarat. He had also submitted that fine alone does not appear to be a sufficient deterrent for people to use the mask whenever they are out and therefore in addition to the fine that is being imposed, appropriate directions may be issued that such persons who are caught without wearing a face cover (mask), their services will be utilized for community services at Covid-19 Centers for 10 to 15 days on non-medical services. “This would sufficiently work as a deterrent and will ensure stricter implementation of compulsory wearing a mask,” he submitted. Also Read: [COVID-19] Unfortunately The Rule Of Wearing Of Mask Which Is Meant For Safety Of People Needs To Be Enforced Through Coercive Measures: Tripura HC Convinced by this unique suggestion, the Division bench said, “We also feel that such steps if taken would definitely ensure greater implementation of the compulsory wearing of mask which will definitely help us in containing the spread of the COVID-19.” It reflected that despite imposition of fine on not wearing masks and constant reminders to follow the health protocol, people were not complying. Referring to a newspaper report of the day, the Bench was alarmed to note that out of 100 people who were fined for not wearing a face cover (mask), 47 were tested positive with Asymptomatic condition. Hence, the Bench was of the opinion that measures need to be taken to deter not wearing of masks. The order states, “Learned Advocate General and the learned Government Pleader also find this suggestion to be working well as a deterrent, however, they prayed for reasonable time to revert back after obtaining instructions from the State. We also feel that such steps if taken would definitely ensure greater implementation of the compulsory wearing of mask which will definitely help us in containing the spread of the COVID-19. Since this will require an urgent attention at the level of the State and also by us, we direct that for consideration of this aspect, let this petition be listed on Tuesday i.e. 01.12.2020 on top of the Board, to be taken up at 11.00 a.m.” Other orders on wearing of face masks: Strictly Implement The Rule Indicating Punishment For Non-Wearing Of Mask, Spitting In Public Places, Etc. : Madras HC Directs Govt.Political Parties Should Take Responsibility And Instruct Members To Wear Face Masks & Maintain Social Distancing : Karnataka High Court”No Person Should be Seen Outside his/ her House Without Mask on Face”: Orders Allahabad HC Saying ‘If Action Not Taken Today, We Won’t Be Able To Face Our Progenies’Covid-19: Allahabad HC Asks DGP To Prepare A ‘Definite Modus Operandi’ To Ensure Social Distancing, 100% People Wear Masks Case Title: Vishal Awtani v. State of Gujarat Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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first_imgNews Updates’Black Friday’ Judgement Not Applicable To ‘Mumbai Saga’ : Bombay High Court Refuses ’11th Hour’ Plea To Stay Film Release Sharmeen Hakim19 March 2021 1:28 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court, on Thursday, refused to stall the release of John- Abraham starrer Mumbai Saga on a plea by gangster Ravi Mallesh Bohra alias DK Rao. The film will hit the silver screen today. Bohra, along with the family members of late gangster Amar Naik and gangster Ashwin Naik’s, have alleged that the film based on their lives violates their right to a fair trial, right to…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 Bombay High Court, on Thursday, refused to stall the release of John- Abraham starrer Mumbai Saga on a plea by gangster Ravi Mallesh Bohra alias DK Rao. The film will hit the silver screen today. Bohra, along with the family members of late gangster Amar Naik and gangster Ashwin Naik’s, have alleged that the film based on their lives violates their right to a fair trial, right to life and liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution. A division bench of Justices AA Sayyed and Madhav Jamdar refused to grant ad-interim dismissed the petition filed at the “11th hour,” after recording respondents’ statement that the movie was only ‘inspired by true events,’ and there was a clear disclaimer to the effect at the beginning of the film. The bench observed that Mushtaq Moosa Tarani vs. Government of India & Ors. 2005 SCC Online Bom 385 ‘s judgement against the release of the movie ‘Black Friday’ would not be applicable in the present case. In that case it was an admitted position that the film was based on [a] book which claimed to be the true story of the Bombay bomb blasts and the characters therein also had same names as that of the characters on which it was based. It is not in dispute that the Petitioner Nos.2 and 3 were aware about making of the movie since March 2019 and even addressed a legal notice dated 06/03/2019 through their Advocate. Senior Counsel Birendra Saraf instructed by Naik Naik & Co and appearing on behalf of producers White Feather Films and Mangal Murti Films Pvt Ltd submitted that the petitioners had approached the MCOC Court but were not granted any reliefs. “This fact has not been disclosed in the Writ Petition”, the bench noted. The court then posted the writ petition for hearing on April 29, 2021. The petition The petition filed through advocates Prashant Pandey, Tushar Halwai and Ashray Dave said that the films trailer published on YouTube on February 26, 2021 clearly states that the film was “inspired by true events”. It states that a legal notice was sent on March 6, calling upon them to desist from going ahead with the scheduled release of the movie as Bohra and Ashwin Naik are under-trial prisoners and release of the film will prejudice their pending trials. Late gangster Amar Naik’s wife, Anjali, and daughter Akaksha, claimed that the release of the film would ruin their family’s image and will also breach their right to privacy and the reputation they rebuilt following his death. Click Hear To Download/Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesEnsure That No Encroachment Takes Place On Forest Land, Preserve Wildlife Corridors: Madras High Court To TN Govt Sparsh Upadhyay23 March 2021 8:36 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court last week observed that no encroachment must be allowed on forest land and directed the Tamil Nadu Government to take all steps to ensure that all things necessary for the preservation of forests and animals are well in place.The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was dealing with the case of an Elephant, popularly known as…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 no encroachment must be allowed on forest land and directed the Tamil Nadu Government to take all steps to ensure that all things necessary for the preservation of forests and animals are well in place.The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was dealing with the case of an Elephant, popularly known as ‘Rivaldo’, who was sought to be captured and thus, the Petitioner brought it to the attention of the Court that the purpose for the capture and the capture wouldn’t be in the best interest of the Rivaldo.General Observations However, before dealing with Rivaldo in particular, a general impression was recorded by the Court that many elephants are in captivity in the State, whether in connection with temples or being used as beasts of burden by their human captors or even in official duties.Further, while observing that oftentimes, the elephants may not be fed appropriately or even treated properly, particularly by those using elephants as beasts of burden, the Court remarked,”While some elephants may be used by forest officials for the general maintenance of the forest and to traverse the length and breadth of the forest to assist other habitants thereat, the number of elephants in captivity in the State appears to be much more than what may be ignored.The Court also remarked that elephants retrace their steps from one forest to another through the passages which used to be the corridors, they come into conflict with the human inhabitation and many elephants have suffered a gruelling death, whether by bursting crackers or by being set on fire or by electrocution.For such purpose, the Court added that it is not only imperative that forest land is maintained and preserved, but also that the corridors between two forests be left as untouched as possible.Significantly, the Court also remarked”If the humans are going to cut through forest by building roads, avenues and pathways have to be left open or made anew for the animals to cross over from one side to the other without disturbing the traffic.”About RivaldoThe Court perused the report submitted in connection with Rivaldo, the Court noted that Rivaldo had been captured, but not kept chained, and the only purpose is to provide healing to his chopped trunk which impedes his food intake and to take care of the impaired vision in one eye. Further, the State submitted that Rivaldo is now doing well and the State does not intend to keep Rivaldo in captivity for any great length of time, as long as Rivaldo shows signs of recovery. To this, the Court said, “The Court is no expert to ascertain how much time should be given to an animal like Rivaldo to recover and to be returned to the wild. The petitioner expresses concern at the dwindling number of male elephants and the skewed gender ratio because of poaching for the invaluable tusk.” Further, the Court expressed its hope that the Environment and Forest Department and all personnel therein put their best foot forward to not allow a further inch of forest land to be desecrated and preserve such of the corridors linking the forests that remain while endeavouring to restore some of the old corridors.Lastly, the plea was disposed of without any further order, but by requesting the respondent authorities to do all things necessary for the preservation of forests and animal and plant life and take note of the observations of the Court. The Court also opined that the State could rope in genuine animal-lovers and persons who have conducted scientific studies so that the expertise in the area may be put to good use. Case title – Dr T. Murugavel v. The Principal Secretary to Government of Tamilnadu and others [W.P.No.2545 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

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