Fidson Healthcare Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgFidson Healthcare Limited ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Fidson Healthcare Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidson Healthcare Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidson Healthcare Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileFidson Healthcare Limited manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in Nigeria including over-the-counter, ethical and consumer products. The company produces various drug classes for antacid and ulcer care, anti-diabetic, anti-malaria, anti-diarrhea, anti-psychotic as well as osteo-care, pain relief, colds and flu, thrombo-prophylactics and cardio-vascular products. Fidson Healthcare Limited also produces a range of nutraceuticals (health) products. The company was incorporated in 1995 and its head office is in Shomolu, Nigeria. Fidson Healthcare Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby Book Review – For Poulton and England

first_imgGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the May 2010 issue of Rugby World MagazineDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Our Ronnie: Poulton (middle of front row) as England captain in 1914I don’t want to be killed yet: there is such a lot I wanted to do, or try anyhow,” Ronnie Poulton confided to a friend shortly before he was fatally shot by a sniper on 2 May 1915 on a Belgian battlefield. Thus the 25-year-old joined the ranks of the slaughtered, one of 26 English internationals to do so in World War One. None was more mourned, for Poulton was not only one of the all-time greats of our game but a tireless champion of the underprivileged, writes Rugby World deputy editor Alan Pearey.His swerves and feints – “It’s no use looking at his head or body, for they seem to go in opposite directions to his legs,” wrote one observer – led to some electric runs on the rugby pitch a century ago, and gave added impetus to the innovative back-line tactics developed by Adrian Stoop at Harlequins. Poulton scored five tries in the 1909 Varsity Match, played a part in the first try ever seen at Twickenham, and scored a stunning try against the 1913 Springboks in a match that elevated him to superstar status. At 24 he captained England to a Grand Slam, marking his 17th Test with four tries against France in the final International played before the outbreak of war.Author James Corsan has followed Poulton’s footsteps from Rugby School to Oxford University to the world-leading biscuit factory that was to have been his empire. His is a poignant portrait. At school Poulton played with Rupert Brooke, later to gain fame for his war poetry. In 1915, Rugby School held a joint memorial service after both were killed within a fortnight of each other.Poulton, says Corsan, had a genius for both rugby and for enhancing the lives of others. “It was his special privilege that on a rugby field he could do both.”RW RATING 4/5BUY IT AT: RRP:  £15  PUBLISHED BY:  Troubadorcenter_img Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.last_img read more

New donors to African charities list from EDM

first_imgEDM Media has launched a new list of 26,753 active donors to African charities for rental. Created from the pooled donor databases of a number of charities that work with African causes to improve life and conditions for communities and children, the list consists of donors who have been recruited through direct mail and have recently made a donation to one or several of the pool’s charities with an average gift value of £9.Profiling shows that donors are predominantly female (67%), retired 60+ and interested in religion. They are regular mail order buyers.EDM Media say that Donors To African Charities is “an ideal list for reaching charity minded older individuals and will work for charity appeals, raffles products and charity mail order gift catalogues”.The list is MPS screened. Selections can be made on recency, gender and geography, and there is a minimum order of 5,000 names.Base rental costs are £120 per New donors to African charities list from EDM Tagged with: Individual giving  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 June 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New book aims to help charities connect with journalists

first_imgNew book aims to help charities connect with journalists  125 total views,  2 views today A new book, Effective Media Relations for Charities: What journalists want and how to deliver it, has been published that aims to provide a comprehensive guide to raising a charity’s media profile.The book has been produced in conjunction with CharityComms and is authored by social affairs journalist, and founder and managing director of Slack Communications, Becky Slack. It is published by Social Partnership Marketing.A recent survey of 125 charities by CharityComms revealed that lack of time and resources are the most common issues for charity media teams, with 59% and 44% of respondents admitting to these problems.38% of respondents also said they found journalists weren’t interested in their stories, while 25% said journalists only wanted negative stories, and 20% said they did not know whom to contact to get press coverage.The book aims to provide solutions to these problems and provide a comprehensive guide to raising a charity’s media profile.Author Becky Slack said:“Charities do not always receive the positive coverage they need and deserve. At the same time, the response to the recent media furore has shown that charities have found it very difficult to cope when coverage turns sour. This book aims to help address these challenges by helping charities to navigate their way around the complex media maze and strengthening their understanding of what it is journalists want so they can secure more and better coverage.”Effective Media Relations for Charities: What journalists want and how to deliver it is available at for £14 +p&p (paperback) and £12.99 (PDF). Advertisement Tagged with: PR and media relations  126 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img Melanie May | 1 April 2016 | Books News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

A Busy Week for HAT

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News A Busy Week for HAT SHARE Facebook Twitter With harvest just a few weeks away, it is time for field days. Hoosier Ag Today will be covering several major field day events around the state in the next few weeks. It all begins on Tuesday with the FMC media event in Whitestown, IN.  The event will feature corn and soybean fungicide, herbicide, and insecticide plot tours as well as the introduction of Lucento fungicide and Ethos 3D insecticide/fungicide, both new for 2019.On Wednesday, HAT will be back at the State Fair for coverage of Farmers’ Day. Several special activities and special guests will take place during the day. HAT will be at the Fair on Thursday, too,  for the AgriVision awards presented by Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch.Thursday will also see HAT covering the Ceres Solutions Knowledge event at Perrysville, IN. Watch for special live broadcasts from the event on the HAT Facebook page. Thursday evening HAT will attend a Seed Consultants event in Decatur, IN.Also coming up in August will be coverage of an Indiana Soybean Alliance conservation event in Madison County, Becknology Days in Hamilton County, and a Ceres Solutions Knowledge Day event in Mentone, IN.Listen for coverage on your local HAT radio station and on-line at Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRain Sustains Good Crop ConditionsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 14, 2018 Gary Truitt A Busy Week for HAT By Gary Truitt – Aug 13, 2018 last_img read more

Flexible meals continue for ECISD

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook TAGSBrandon ReyesEctor County ISDFlexiblemealsSchool Nutrition EducationECISDLocal Newscenter_img Previous articleThe ICE man comethNext articlePSP, PRSC kickoff first responder equipment initiative Odessa American Twitter Twitter By Odessa American – May 26, 2021 Ector County ISD students can continue to receive home delivery of meals through June 2022 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also has extended flexibilities to school nutrition departments on meal service times. There are restrictions on how late meals can be served in the afternoon.Brandon Reyes, director of School Nutrition for ECISD, said they can provide breakfast and lunch at the same time, or serve meals in the classroom like they have been.“Additionally, there’s the waiver of non-congregate feeding, meaning we can serve the meals in a grab-and-go setting. Typically, USDA requires that the kids congregate to eat as part of the requirements for the program, but they’ve allowed for us to serve those meals that are non-congregate setting, so you can pick up the meal and leave,” Reyes said.“Congregate feeding has always been a component for any of their programs. …,” Reyes added.He said USDA feels eating together brings a sense of community to children.“Then lastly, parents can still pick up meals for their children without them present,” he said.Depending on their size, some schools may start serving lunch at 10:30 a.m.“It makes it very interesting. I think the biggest victory is that they did that so early. Last year, we had no idea what we were going to be able to do up until we were already in school for a couple of weeks. And then they said oh hey look, we’re going to go ahead and extend these flexibilities out through the rest of the school year, which is great for those schools who hadn’t started yet. But since we had started, it made it a little interesting in how we approached that. We’re very glad that they did that early because it allows us to plan properly. It gives us enough time. …,” he said.With home delivery, Reyes said, a request for proposals has to be put out because depending upon how many deliveries they’re going to make, help could be needed to supplement the volunteers.“We have had help from the volunteers. It’s a big, big, big, big help, of course. We alternate between the two whenever we can. … There’s not a charge with the volunteers, but there is a charge for each drop from whoever the vendor is. I think it’s going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of between $9.50 to $10 per drop. But the good news is we’re providing families seven days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals,” Reyes said.Ultimately, as long as the reimbursement covers the food, labor and cost to deliver it’s not that expensive.“Even if we only made like a penny off of it or whatever we would still do it, so that’s the good thing. But we’ve been able to leverage our department to utilize the services at a much more cost effective basis. The volunteers, they help us tremendously. They also help offset” the cost, Reyes said.“… Basically, if you take all of the revenue we make from the meals we serve, which means, grab and go, home meal delivery, classroom, cafeteria they all go into a specific revenue pot. And as long as our total costs don’t exceed our revenues, then we’re fine as a total program. We’re a large enough school district to have enough participation to where we’re able to do things some school districts might not be able to as easily. …,” he added.Reyes said his department has to be self-sustaining to maximize the return to the children and parents in ECISD.“We must be cognizant of being excellent stewards of the public’s funds. It’s a really difficult thing to do,” Reyes said.He added that they started off serving fewer meals than they had in the past.“… It was a little worrisome at first, but luckily we’ve been able to do the things we have and increase participation; the whole meal delivery program … And we’re serving about the same percentage of students that we did pre-pandemic,” Reyes said.He added that it’s been that way since mid-January or February.“It hasn’t come without its challenges. We’ve been under audit from the state (Department of Agriculture). We receive routine audits every three to five years. … There’s two things that didn’t stop in the pandemic: it’s feeding children and audits.”Additionally, the department is audited by an external certified public accounting firm that the district hires.He noted that although it’s difficult to juggle everything, he wants people to know that the department is operating efficiently.“… Those audits and reviews are very important for our program because they help provide a learning experience for us on what the expectation is from the state and then how well we’re doing. … “Reyes said his department provides about 32,000 meals a day. That’s about 14,000 breakfasts and 15,000 lunches per day across all programs, which is about 1,000 less than pre-pandemic.“But we’re also 1,900 less students, so I think it’s actually a higher participation rate than in years past, overall,” Reyes said.Asked whether cafeterias will be used next year, he said his department is working with each campus’ principals and leadership to follow whatever the district would like to do.“We’re set up and can continue to provide meals in the classroom …,” he added.The department also will be providing meals during the summer at summer feeding sites. He added that his team has been working tirelessly to do that.“District leadership has been very good at recognizing that and trying to do what’s best for them, so I’m very grateful that they’ve been so supportive of our department throughout this.In a normal year, at the start of the school year it’s usually pretty bad. “We usually start out pretty short-handed. But they were able to turn the turnover rate into a positive.“Because if we weren’t serving that many meals, we couldn’t technically have that many people on staff. And so what I did is, instead of saying … we’re down 50, we need 50. We’re saying hey we’re only serving this many meals, we can afford that 50 so we lock in where we’re at,” he said.“We’ve also been utilizing meals per labor hour standards and applying that to the campuses so that we know how many staff members to have at each kitchen based off of the total number of meals served. So instead of at a campus saying, okay I have five people on my campus one has left can you give me a replacement; we say okay, you have five people, one has left before we fill that position let’s make sure based off of the meals you’re serving, the number of meals you’re served that the rate I think it’s about 100 to one ratio matches what you’re feeding. And if you’ve got four people and you’re feeding 250 you’ve got more than enough on staff to serve. If you’ve got four and you’re feeding 600, okay, we’ll get you somebody and then we’ll work to get somebody else and so by doing that, that has also helped us minimize our expense which that’s one of our largest expenses payroll, it’s about 40%, which is also an industry standard. Same for food; food’s about 40%, which is also an industry standard as well. And we fall right in those lines. But for us, it did provide us an opportunity to kind of plan better, and slowly bring people on as we increase the number of students we’ve had, versus having 100 people and feeding four kids and going how on earth are we going to pay for it,” Reyes said.He added that he wants to recognize his staff for their hard work and all the obstacles they’ve faced this year like wearing face masks and face shields, transporting meals and sticking to rules and regulations.“I tip my hat to them, for sure. (It’s a) great team; resilient. It’s easy for me to be over here saying hey you guys do this, but they’re the ones out there.” Flexible meals continue for ECISDlast_img read more

Cutliffe says SUSI must be reviewed after long delays

first_img By News Highland – November 5, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp A VEC member in Donegal says the new SUSI system for processing Third Level College grant applications clearly isn’t working and needs to be re-assessed.Peter Cutliffe was speaking after figures released by Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue at the weekend show that more than 2,200 students from across Donegal are still waiting for their student grants to be processed.There are also concerns over a high refusal rate.Deputy Mc Conalogue wants Education Minister Ruari Quinn to take control, Peter Cutliffe says a major review of the new central processing system must be a priotity………….[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newscenter_img Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous article240,000 euro spent on Doherty by-election case costsNext articlePortnoo native’s sons were NY storm’s youngest victims News Highland Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Cutliffe says SUSI must be reviewed after long delays RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Power Of Courts To Debar An Advocate From Practising For Contempt Of Court [Explainer]

first_imgKnow the LawPower Of Courts To Debar An Advocate From Practising For Contempt Of Court [Explainer] LiveLaw Research Team7 Sep 2020 2:46 AMShare This – xIn the context of the contempt verdict passed by the Supreme Court against Advocate Prashant Bhushan, several readers had asked doubts about the power of the courts to debar an advocate from practising.In that case, the Supreme Court imposed a substantive sentence of fine of Rupee One and held that on default to pay the fine, Bhushan will have to undergo imprisonment for three months and will…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?LoginIn the context of the contempt verdict passed by the Supreme Court against Advocate Prashant Bhushan, several readers had asked doubts about the power of the courts to debar an advocate from practising.In that case, the Supreme Court imposed a substantive sentence of fine of Rupee One and held that on default to pay the fine, Bhushan will have to undergo imprisonment for three months and will be debarred from practising in the Supreme Court for three years.Here is an attempt to explain the law on the issue, based on SC precedentsCourts cannot suspend the license of an advocate as a punishment for contemptIn 1998, a constitution bench of the Supreme Court in the case Supreme Court Bar Association vs Union of India (1998) 4 SCC 409, held that courts cannot order the suspension or revocation of the enrolment of an advocate as a punishment for contempt of court.The Constitution Bench held that the enrolment of an advocate can be suspended or revoked only by the Bar Council in a disciplinary proceeding initiated under the Advocates Act, 1961 with respect to professional misconduct. The Court cannot usurp the statutory power of the Bar Council while exercising contempt jurisdiction, the Court clarified.”The suspension of an Advocate from practice and his removal from the State roll of advocates are both punishments specifically provided for under the Advocates Act, 1961, for  proven “professional misconduct’ of an advocate. While exercising its contempt jurisdiction under Article 129, the only cause or matter before this Court is regarding commission of contempt of court. There is no cause of professional misconduct, properly so called, pending before the Court. This Court, therefore, in exercise of its jurisdiction under Article 129 cannot take over the jurisdiction of the disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of the State or the Bar Council of India to punish an advocate by suspending his licence, which punishment can only be imposed after a finding of ‘professional misconduct’ is recorded in the manner prescribed under the Advocates Act and the Rules framed thereunder”, the Cout said.This decision came in a writ petition filed by the Supreme Court Bar Association under Article 32 of the Constitution seeking a declaration that Bar Councils under the Advocates Act alone have the jurisdiction to remove an advocate from the rolls and that either the Supreme Court or the High Court cannot make any such direction to suspend the practise of an advocate as a punishment for contempt of court. The petition was filed in the backdrop of the SC decision in In Re: Vinay Chandra Mishra, (1995) 2 SCC 58, where the SC suspended the practice of an advocate, who was found guilty of contempt of court, for a period of three years.Agreeing with the SCBA’s contention, the Constitution Bench overruled In Re: Vinay Chandra Mishra stating that suspension of practice could not have been ordered invoking powers under Article 142 of the Constitution.”The power of the Supreme Court to punish for contempt of court, though quite wide, is yet limited and cannot be expanded to include the power to determine whether an advocate is also guilty of “Professional misconduct” in a summary manner, giving a go bye to the procedure prescribed under the Advocates Act”. “It must be remembered that wider the amplitude of its power under Article 142, the greater is the need of care for this Court to see that the power is used with restraint without pushing back the limits of the constitution so as to function within the bounds of its own jurisdiction. To the extent, this Court makes the statutory authorities and other organs of the State perform their duties in accordance with law, its role is unexceptionable but it is not permissible or the Court to “take over” the role of the statutory bodies or other organs of the State and “perform” their functions”.But the court may debar the appearance of an advocate found guilty of contemptThe Court in SCBA vs Union of India also clarified that the Supreme Court or the High Court can prevent the contemnor-advocate from appearing before it. The Court added that such an action was different from the suspension of the practise of the advocate.”In a given case it may be possible, for this Court or the High Court, the prevent the contemner advocate to appear before it till he purges himself of the contempt but that is much different from suspending or revoking his licence or debarring him to practice as an advocate. In a case of contemptuous, contumacious, unbecoming or blameworthy conduct of an Advocate-on-Record, this court possesses jurisdiction, under the Supreme Court Rules itself, to withdraw his privilege to practice as an Advocate-an-Record because that privilege is conferred by this court and the power to grant the privilege includes the power to revoke or suspend it. The withdrawal of that privilege, however, does not amount to suspending or revoking his licence to practice as an advocate in other courts or Tribunals”, the Court said.The Court observed that in a given case, an Advocate found guilty of committing contempt of court may at the same time be guilty of committing “professional misconduct” but the two jurisdictions are separate, distinct and exercisable by different fora by following different procedures. Exclusive power for punishing an Advocate for professional misconduct is with Bar Councils.In this regard, it is relevant to refer to the decision of the apex court in Bar Council of India vs High Court of Kerala (2004) 6 SCC 311.There, the Bar Council of India had challenged the constitutionality of Rule 11 of the Rules framed by the High Court of Kerala forbidding a lawyer from “appearing, acting or pleading in any court till he got himself purged of the Contempt by an order of the appropriate court”. The BCI contended that the Rule amounted to an usurpation of the powers of the Bar Council.While upholding the validity of Rule 11, a 2-judge bench of the SC referred to the precedent laid down by a coordinate bench in Pravin C. Shah vs K.A. Mohd. Ali (2001) 8 SCC 650, which had approved the Rule. There, the Court was considering the legality of disciplinary action taken by the Bar Council of Kerala, relying on Rule 11, to debar an advocate from appearing in Courts after he was punished for contempt. Finding fault with the Bar Council for debarring an advocate from appearing in courts by referring to a Rule framed by the High Court, the judgment authored by Justice K T Thomas in Pravin C Shah stated :”Rule 11 has nothing to do with all the acts done by an advocate during his practice except his performance inside the court. Conduct in court is a matter concerning the court and hence the Bar Council cannot claim that what should happen inside the court could also be regulated by the Bar Council in exercise of its disciplinary powers. The right to practice, no doubt, is the genus of which the right to appear and conduct cases in the court may be a specie. But the right to appear and conduct cases in the court is a matter on which the court must have the major supervisory power. Hence the court-cannot be divested of the control or supervision of the court merely because it may involve the right of an advocate”.The judgment also held that the power of contempt of the court and the disciplinary authority of the Bar Council were distinct jurisdictions and that the Court’s action of debarring a contemnor-advocate from appearing before it does not amount to interference with the disciplinary powers of Bar Council.In Ex-Captian Harish Uppal vs Union of India (2003) 2 SCC 45, the SC explained that appearing in court was only one of the several aspects of a legal practise, and debarring the advocate from appearing in courts does not amount to complete suspension of practise.”…Courts may now have to consider framing specific rules debarring Advocates, guilty of contempt and/or unprofessional or unbecoming conduct, from appearing before the Courts. Such a rule if framed would not have anything to do with the disciplinary jurisdiction of Bar Councils. It would be concerning the dignity and orderly functioning of the Courts. The right of the advocate to practise envelopes a lot of acts to be performed by him in discharge of his professional duties. Apart from appearing in the Courts he can be consulted by his clients, he can give his legal opinion whenever sought for, he can draft instruments, pleadings, affidavits or any other documents, he can participate in any conference involving legal discussions, he can work in any office or firm as a legal officer, he can appear for clients before an arbitrator or arbitrators etc. Such a rule would have nothing to do with all the acts done by an advocate during his practice. He may even file Vakalat on behalf of client even though his appearance inside the Court is not permitted. Conduct in Court is a matter concerning the Court and hence the Bar Council cannot claim that what should happen inside the Court could also be regulated by them in exercise of their disciplinary powers”.Examples of Court invoking contempt power to debar appearance of advocates for a specified period can be found in the cases of R.K. Anand v. Registrar, Delhi High Court Court (2009) 8 SCC 106, In Re : Mr. Mathews Nedumpara(2019) etc. Court can debar advocate’s appearance only in exercise of contempt power and not otherwiseIn R Muthukrishnan vs The Registrar General of High Court of Judicature at Madras and others(2019), the Supreme Court held that the High Court can debar an advocate from appearing in courts only in the exercise of its contempt powers, and cannot do so for any other acts of professional misconduct.Holding thus, the Supreme Court quashed Rules 14A, 14B, 14C and 14D inserted in the Rules of High Court of Madras in 2016 empowering the High Court and the District Courts from debarring an advocate from practice on committing actions such as :accepting money in the name of a Judge or on the pretext of influencing him; ortampering with the Court record or Court order; orbrowbeating or abusing a Judge or Judicial Officer; orspreading unfounded and unsubstantiated allegations/petitions against a Judicial Officer or a Judge to the Superior Court; orparticipating in a procession inside the Court campus and/or involves in gherao inside the Court Hall or holds placard inside the Court Hall; orappearing in the Court under the influence of liquor; The Supreme Court held that Section 34 of the Advocates Act, which gives rule-making power to the High Court Act, intends to regulate the practice of the advocate in the High Court and subordinate courts. But, it does not empower it to frame the rules for disciplinary control.The Court observed :”Advocates Act has never intended to confer the disciplinary powers upon the High Court or upon this Court except to the extent dealing with an appeal under Section 38″.”The High Court has no power to exercise the disciplinary control. It would amount to usurpation of the power of Bar Council conferred under Advocates Act. However, the High Court may punish advocate for contempt and then debar him from practicing for such specified period as may be permissible in accordance with law, but without exercising contempt jurisdiction by way of disciplinary control no punishment can be imposed””The debarment cannot be ordered by the High Court until and unless advocate is prosecuted under the Contempt of Courts Act. It cannot be resorted to by undertaking disciplinary proceedings as contemplated under the Rules 14­A to 14­D as amended in 2016″, the SC explained.The conclusions from the SC precedents can be summed up as below :Suspension or revocation of the enrollment of an advocate is the exclusive power of the Bar Councils exercising disciplinary jurisdiction under the Advocates Act, 1961, with respect to acts of professional misconduct.The Courts cannot suspend the enrollment of an advocate as a punishment for contempt of court.However, the Courts can order that an advocate found guilty of contempt of court will be debarred from appearing in courts.The power to debar due to contempt of court is a different aspect than suspension of enrolment or debarment by way of disciplinary measure.The Courts can debar the appearance of an advocate only for contempt of court and not for any other misconduct. Next Storylast_img read more

(Updated) 5 injured in serious crash on Route 13

first_img(UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Wednesday) — This story has been updated with additional information from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.  Previous version– According to Tompkins County Sheriff Derek Osborne, the five people suffered injuries “of varying levels,” but no one was killed. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash. Medical helicopter leaves scene of automobile accident in Ithaca, NY, on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019. Photograph by Jacob Mroczek In addition to the sheriff’s office, New York State Police, New York State Park Police, the Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, Dryden Ambulance and Trumansburg Ambulance assisted on the scene. ITHACA, N.Y. — Five people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday on Route 13/Elmira Road in Ithaca, near the entrance to Buttermilk Falls State Park. Few details are available yet. This story will be updated when more information is available. Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — Five people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday on Route 13 near Buttermilk Falls State Park. In an update on Wednesday morning, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said a Toyota pulled out onto Elmira Road in front of a Volkswagen headed south and caused the crash. Three people were transported to Cayuga Medical Center for minor injuries, and two people were transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania — one for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and the other for serious injuries. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor The road was closed in both directions between the area of Home Depot and 5 Mile Drive for nearly an hour. At about 7:40 p.m., the northbound lane reopened and the other lane was expected to reopen soon, according to the Tompkins County Dispatch Center. Featured image: Medical helicopter leaves scene of the crash on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice)last_img read more

Local band Hydroplanes makes it in ‘Limelight’

first_imgLatest Stories “We didn’t think about winning. We were just proud to have a chance to play,” Gammon said.Brown said Hydroplanes knows their music is different and their mission is to have fun making music and, where it ends up, “it ends up.”“If we have fun and people like what we do, that’s what it’s all about,” he said. That’s the attitude the local band took to the finals at the Davis Theater.Hydroplanes’ music is described by those who make it as a mix of rock, rap and R&B. Local band Hydroplanes makes it in ‘Limelight’ Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration But that was not to be.Placing in the top five would have been great. But the members of Hydroplanes weren’t disappointed. They had played their music and the audience had been very responsive. That was an encouraging reward for the young musicians.But Hydroplanes had evidently struck a chord deep within the audience. On the way out of the Claudia Crosby Theater, the audience paused long enough to vote Hydroplanes the “Peoples’ Choice” winner and send them to the finals of the Troy University Limelight competition in Montgomery on April 21. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article “Surprised. Very surprised” are the words that Perry Brown and Van Gammon said best describe the feeling they and other members of Hydroplanes had when their band was announced the winner of the Troy University Limelight competition at the Davis Theater in Montgomery April 21.And, perhaps, they had reason to be surprised. It was only by the “vote of the people” that they were entered in the finals of the competition.To get to the finals of the competition, the band had to first qualify by placing in the top five at the Troy University Troy campus competition on April 12. You Might Like City gets ‘A’ in new bond grades ESPN’s NFL Draft Analyst Mel Kiper Jr. wasn’t the only one giving out “grades” last week. After spending a week… read more 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:33 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2010 By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Just how the mix occurred Brown said is “weird.”While students at Troy University, Brown and Gammon had a mutual admiration for each other’s “stuff.”Browns folk-rock “stuff” appealed to Gammon and his rap/hip-hop “stuff” caught the ear of Brown.Both liked to put words to music and music to words.Brown was the instrumentalist. He picked up the guitar when he was 12 years old and has learned to play the bass, percussion and a “very small amount” of keyboard. Gammon, on the other hand, was more fascinated by the words. Even as a youngster, he developed a love of poetry. He loved to read it and write it.Together, Brown and Gammon were a good mix.But Hydroplanes is not all about them. It takes more than a guitar and a rapper to create music that rises up and above the rest.“There’s no way that Van and I could succeed without the others,” Brown said. “Any success belongs to all of us.”
“All of us” includes Hydroplanes’ members, Jacob Pendegrass, drums; T.J Winters, percussion; Jasmine Porter, vocals; and Ryan Richburg, guitar.Each and every member of the band was at least a little surprised to hear “Hydroplanes —The winner of the 2010 Troy University Limelight competition.”“Almost every genre of music competed — country, Top 40, heavy metal, rock, acoustic. And, the judges were from Nashville so winning was a big thing for us,” Gammon said. “We will get to record a single on the Troy University label. That’s big, too.”Just where the Limelight will take Hydroplanes, no one knows just yet. But Brown said it would be fun to make music a career.He and Gammon are both 2009 graduates of Troy University and right now, the band is just having fun playing their unique style of music. Brown and Gammon are having a lot of fun writing lyrics and creating music.“Theres nothing pretentious about us,” Brown said. “We don’t play for any age group or race. We play for people and where it ends up, it ends up.” Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more