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A guide to white label gaming: Part two

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines A guide to white label gaming: Part two Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy Slots 8th March 2019 | By contenteditor In the second part of his masterclass on running white label operations, Denis Lukovkin of igaming content and software provider Innovaventis outlines how a newly launched brand can gain traction, and customers, in a crowded industry.Each year, the gambling industry meets fresh and ambitious newcomers with a plan to launch a new market-leading brand. But let’s face it – all white label launches go live with the founders aiming to conquer the sector.And they all look the same. They have “original” sports banners from Shutterstock’s free images, timeless characters such as a man in a hat, Gonzo and an Egyptian figure from Book of Ra. These are all marketing materials suck in the mid-noughties, which have exhausted their popularity and are no longer unique or enticing to players.After several failed promotional campaigns, someone will have the bright idea of hiring a marketing manager. Even when a good specialist is successfully headhunted, results do not always meet initial expectations.The need to develop brand awareness quickly will mean white label start-ups with global marketing campaigns are less effective than those which pick two to three markets and target them relentlessly.There are many case studies with one-month worldwide test campaigns, before focus shifts to a narrower selection of target markets, taking into account the local social and economic quirks of each.Choose your markets Face the facts: facing 10 competitors and beating their advertising offers in select territories is much easier than competing against hundreds globally. It’s only when you can capture your entire target audience with your marketing campaigns that you should be thinking about expanding into new markets.And which should you target? The most interesting regions for gambling tend to be split between three formats. Either they accept international licences, such as those from the Malta Gaming Authority, they are governed by local, market-specific regulations, or gambling is heavily restricted.In Europe the Nordic region is particularly popular, though this brings its own complexities. In Sweden and Denmark, a local licence is required. In Norway and Iceland, gambling is heavily restricted.Finland, meanwhile, maintains a monopoly on gambling and gambling advertising, but while there are strict laws to prevent international operators from advertising in the country, laws do not specifically prevent Finnish players from gambling via unlicensed sites.If this region appeals, you need your MGA licence, then you must apply for a Swedish licence. Competition in Sweden is fierce, though this can be explained by the high lifetime value (LTV) of players. Be warned: if you want to compete in Sweden, your marketing costs will rocket.But equally, there is scope for a company with fresh ideas to get noticed. Looking at the market today, the landscape is full of free bets, welcome bonuses, free spins and other similar offers. To stand out, you need to create some excellent content and do as much as you can with your CRM system.Get creative with content In 2018, content was king when it came to marketing. Unique concepts, interesting characters, a wide array of sports betting markets and casino games, loyalty programmes to boost retention and generous bonuses made customers more likely to choose, and stay, with your brand.In future, each of these unique selling points will then help lure competitors’ customers to your offering. Industry case studies show that operators are becoming increasingly creative when it comes to content.To ensure your white label offering has strong content, you need to do your homework on the level of functionality offered by each provider’s player management solution. It’s also worth looking at the bonusing capabilities of each product, and what sort of CRM solution it offers.After at least a month of operations you will be well aware of the importance of a wide range of markets and events, customisable margins and the power of free bets. It’s also worth looking at how many third-party suppliers they have integrated, the promotional tools incorporated into the content, and the range of payment providers available.Remember to ensure that the content and solutions reflect demand in your target markets. For example, it would be insane to enter a territory in the former Soviet Union without Novomatic games, or to enter an African market without any virtual sports products.You’ve got your targeted strategy. You’ve got your localised content. But now you need to prepare your offering for marketing. You have to integrate affiliate software, set up your CRM system, incorporate a traffic delivery system, integrate Google Analytics, and any other customer tracking software you can get.Beginners in the white label space do not foresee that these systems are required. This means their marketing budgets will quickly melt away soon after launch.The reason is simple: there are a lot of sharks in the marketing sector, waiting for “fresh blood”. They will charge unbelievable cost per acquisition rates to sell you useless traffic at vastly inflated prices.With the appropriate software in place, you will be able to see what you are paying for, and adjust your strategy and partnerships accordingly.And what channels should you be using for customer acquisition? First off, affiliates, as well as webmasters, supported by email campaigns, cost per impressions, pay-per-click. Never stop working with affiliates; they drive brand awareness, and help generate organic traffic.Without these, you will not be able to drive down cost per acquisition, meaning less money for launch and brand building costs. For a long-term strategy each of these channels are needed to decrease CPA and create additional value for your white label business. In the third part of my white label masterclass, I will cover working with brands and partners to drive revenue while bootstrapping your business.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games In the second part of his masterclass on running white label operations, Denis Lukovkin of iGaming content and software provider Innovaventis outlines how a newly launched brand can gain traction, and customers, in a crowded industry Email Addresslast_img read more

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Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Its product portfolio includes treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraines, diabetes, heart failure, digestive ailments and cancer. Consumer healthcare products include oral healthcare products; wellness products for the management of pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions; multivitamins; and a range of nutritional healthcare beverages. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc produces a range of antibacterial products and vaccines to protect against illnesses such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, typhoid, influenza and cervical cancer. The company was formerly known as Beecham Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The National Express share price is rising: should I buy now?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The National Express (LSE: NEX) share price has been on an upward trend in the past year. It has outperformed both the FTSE 250 index and its competitor, Stagecoach.The company has restarted operations in the UK from 29 March. Here, I would like to analyse the stock further to see if it’s a good opportunity to buy now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The bull case for the National Express share priceThe company’s revenue growth was steady pre-Covid-19. Revenue grew at a compounded annual growth rate of 12% from 2015 to 2019. In 2020, revenue fell by 29% year-on-year to £1.96bn. However, in the first two months of the year, revenue grew by 17%, after which operations were disrupted by the lockdown.The company has a geographically diversified business. Even though the company is domiciled in the UK, it derives around 80% of its revenues globally. ALSA (bus and coach services in Spain, Morocco, and Switzerland) grew 23% y-o-y in the first two months of the year. It was primarily helped by new contracts in Morocco and good growth in Spain. North America revenue growth was boosted by new contracts and also the acquisition of WeDriveU.National Express was also able to win profitable contracts beating its smaller rivals in the past year. This could help the company to further increase its market share. It also has a strong base of contracted revenue. I like revenues from contracts as they tend to be stable.One of the main reasons for me to like National Express is the free cash flow generation. In 2019, the company had free cash flow of £179m. Free cash flow was negative for 2020 due to the pandemic; however, it was free cash flow positive in the second half of the year.The bear case for the National Express share priceThe company’s operations are severely affected by lockdowns across the globe. Revenue and profits might take a hit this year too. The company reported a loss per share of 14.6p for 2020. The median analyst’s earnings per share for the year 2021 is 5.94p. However, actual performance might differ from analysts’ estimates.Next, due to work-from-home and travel restrictions, the business might not return to normality in the next few months. The company is targetting car users to use coaches as it will reduce pollution. However, unless the frequency of the buses is high, people might still prefer cars in the UK. Looking into the balance sheet, the company raised debt last year. The debt-to-equity ratio increased this year. In my opinion, it is not very high. However, if the business environment does not return to normality, then this is a bit of concern.Final viewI like the company due to the strong fundamentals. The revenue growth was good pre-Covid-19. It had stable free cash flows. However, I will wait to buy the stock, since the company’s revenue might take some time to pick up due to the lockdown restrictions. Royston Roche | Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 | More on: NEX Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The National Express share price is rising: should I buy now? 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Tides Foundation Invests in Social Ecology

In August of this year, Pike joined the board of Social Ecology to further connect the foundation’s extensive nonprofit experience with the design of software specifically designed to meet the needs of such organizations.Tides Foundation administers a large number of donor-advised funds for individuals and families who support progressive work by community organizations. A sister organization to Tides Foundation is Tides Center, which provides core administrative and management services to nonprofit organizations. Howard Lake | 10 October 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tides Foundation Invests in Social Ecology The Tides Foundation, a San Francisco-based foundation dedicated to supporting progressive non-profit organisations working for positive social change, has invested in Seattle technology start-up Social Ecology, Inc., developer of web-based applications for the non-profit sector.Making the world a better place includes making sure activists have the right tools to serve their communities,” said Drummond Pike, president of Tides. “By making this mission-related investment, we are fostering the development of software designed specifically for community organizations who are just beginning their work.”“Our success depends on staying close to our roots in the nonprofit sector,” said Michael Gilbert, founder and CEO of Social Ecology. “Investments by leaders in this field not only help build our company, they help us build it in the right way.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Journalists urged to be on guard for government pressure after weekly kills story about Sarkozy’s wife

first_img Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voices its concern at the refusal of the management of Journal du Dimanche, a weekly owned by the Lagardère group, to publish a story about Cécilia Sarkozy, the president-elect’s wife. In view of Nicolas Sarkozy’s friendship with several media owners, the organisation says it will be very watchful as his presidential term gets under way, and will be ready to criticise anything resembling government pressure on the media. to go further RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today at a decision by the management of Journal du Dimanche, a weekly owned by the Lagardère group, not to run a story reporting that Cécilia Sarkozy, the wife of President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy, did not vote in the second-round of the presidential election.“Respect for privacy is very important, but under no circumstances should it be used to suppress news and information that is unquestionably of public interest,” the press freedom organisation said. “We do not know if direct or indirect pressure really was put on Journal du Dimanche’s management in this case. But managing editor Jacques Espérandieu acknowledged to AFP that he received calls ‘insisting on the very private and personal nature’ of this information.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “We obviously cannot forget the precedent of Alain Genestar’s dismissal as executive editor of Paris Match, also owned by the Lagardère group, after publishing a photo of Cécilia Sarkozy with her then partner in August 2005. Even if we are not in the habit of meddling in the internal editorial decisions of privately-owned news media, we urge journalists to be on their guard. Given Nicolas Sarkozy’s friendship with several media group owners, we will be very watchful as his presidential term gets under way, and we will be ready to criticise anything resembling government pressure on the media.”The organisation added: “This case highlights the need for a thorough debate in France about relations between the political authorities, media owners and journalists. It is now more necessary than ever to work out how to protect the interests of those who invest in the media and at the same time to guarantee the editorial independence of their staff.”Rue89.com, a website launched by former Libération journalists, alleged yesterday that Journal du Dimanche’s decision to kill a story about Cécilia Sarkozy’s failing to vote in the second round was a result of pressure from owner Arnaud Lagardère and the president-elect’s aides. The claim was denied by Nicolas Sarkozy spokesman Frank Louvrier.Espérandieu, the newspaper’s managing editor, insisted that he was the one who took the decision not to print the story because he could not get a reaction from Cécilia Sarkozy or anyone close to her and because he thought the information was “a private matter.” Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia May 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists urged to be on guard for government pressure after weekly kills story about Sarkozy’s wife News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Newslast_img read more

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British Olympic Association told it must not restrict athletes’ freedom of speech

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en News Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders and Article 19 today called on British Olympic Association (BOA) chief executive Simon Clegg to take no measures that could restrict the freedom of expression of British athletes while taking part in the Beijing Olympic Games.A British newspaper yesterday revealed that the BOA wants to gag British participants but Olympic committees in other countries have said their athletes will be free to say what they want while outside of the Olympic venues.”This affair is indicative of the lack of courage that characterizes some officials in the Olympic movement nowadays,” Reporters Without Borders and Article 19 said. “The International Olympic Committee is saying nothing about the human rights situation in China so why would national Olympic committees behave any differently?”Such behaviour ends up making the Chinese authorities look like victims with whom one has to choose one words carefully. This is back to front. The victims are the thousands of political prisoners and the 100 or so journalists, Internet users and bloggers who are in prison solely for expressing their views peacefully.”The two organisations added: “If the athletes want to support them, they should be able to do so freely. We urge them to do this. The Chinese government flouts the Olympic Charter every day. Must the athletes respect it to the letter? This is clearly not right.”According to yesterday’s report in a British newspaper, the draft agreement between the selected British athletes and their Olympic committee contains a clause banning them from commenting on any “politically sensitive issues” during the games. The Olympic Charter only bans political, religious or racial propaganda at Olympic venues.The BOA also plans to organise training for its athletes so that they know how to respond to the media, especially on the human rights situation in China. Athletes who speak out or wear clothes that make a political statement could be excluded from the team. “This clause is intended to stop overt statements such as wearing a Free Tibet shirt,” a BOA spokesman said.When questioned by journalists, Clegg said: “I accept that part of the draft BOA team members’ agreement appears to have gone beyond the provisions of the Olympic Charter. That is not our intention nor is it our wish to restrict athletes’ freedom of speech.”The Olympic committees of Canada, the United States, the Netherlands and Belgium have already publicly said they will not restrict their athletes’ freedom of expression. The Australian committee, however, has reportedly asked its representatives not to comment on political issues in China.The Norwegian Olympic committee consequently said it provides its athletes with information about the human rights situation in China and encourages them to express their views on it. Committee spokesman Martin Hafsahl said he hoped the athletes would be “better armed to confront reality.” In addition to the usual pre-Olympic training programme, the Norwegian athletes will be given two seminars on human rights, based on information provided by NGOs. The Swedish Olympic committee today announced that it would organise a similar programme. News News June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Reporters Without Borders and Article 19 urge the various national Olympic committees to jointly undertake to impose no restrictions on their athletes’ freedom of speech when they are in Beijing. There will be an opportunity for the European Olympic committees to do this when their executive committee meets on 20 February in Lausanne. center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders and Article 19 today called on British Olympic Association (BOA) chief executive Simon Clegg to take no measures that could restrict the freedom of expression of British athletes while taking part in the Beijing Olympic Games. February 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 British Olympic Association told it must not restrict athletes’ freedom of speech April 27, 2021 Find out more News Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Another Iraqi journalist threatened

first_img News A reporter for various local media including NRT TV, Hamdani has been harassed on social networks and followed by unidentified cars and, on 5 July, he found the words “We want blood” painted on his door. It is a phrase used by Iraqi tribes when one of their members is murdered. Follow the news on Iraq News In a video, Hamdani says his only crime was to have talked about the problem of waste removal and the lack of electricity in the city’s streets. As a safety measure, he and his family quickly moved to a new location. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolence December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News December 16, 2020 Find out more News Organisation In an interview for local TV channel Al-Rasheed, Hamdani said he was in touch with the police about developments in the case, but he criticized the slowness with which the Iraqi judicial system deals with crimes against journalists. He told RSF that that the threats have stopped for the time being but he still feels in danger. RSF_en “It is unacceptable that a journalist is again being subjected to harassment and intimidation simply for covering corruption,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “The Iraqi authorities must do everything possible to guarantee Haidar Al-Hamdani’s safety, to enable him to continue to provide reporting that is in the public interest, and to prevent any recurrence of these threats.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the harassment and intimidation of Iraqi journalist Haidar Al-Hamdani, including a death threat painted on the door of his home in Samawah, the capital of the southeastern province of Muthanna, and urges the Iraqi authorities to provide him with protection. Receive email alerts July 9, 2019 Another Iraqi journalist threatened Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 15, 2021 Find out more The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, an Iraqi NGO, said in a statement that Iraqi journalists expose themselves to great danger when they investigate governmental or financial corruption in Iraq. Nabil Jassim, the head of the Baghdad Today news agency, was threatened for precisely this reason in May. The intimidation began after he shared Facebook posts about corruption and the poor quality of public services in his province. He thinks that a group that controls investment in Samawah is behind the threats. The authorities said they would investigate. Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolence to go furtherlast_img read more

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[Challenge Against NUJS 30% Domicile Reservation] Calcutta HC Division Bench Refuses To Interfere With Single Bench Refusal To Stay Publication Of Merit List

first_imgNews Updates[Challenge Against NUJS 30% Domicile Reservation] Calcutta HC Division Bench Refuses To Interfere With Single Bench Refusal To Stay Publication Of Merit List Radhika Roy30 Sep 2020 9:14 AMShare This – xA Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court has refused to interfere in the Single Bench order which refused to grant interim relief in a writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the law mandating 30% domicile reservation for admission in West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS). A Bench of Justices IP Mukherjee and MD Nizamuddin, at the outset, noted that…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?LoginA Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court has refused to interfere in the Single Bench order which refused to grant interim relief in a writ petition challenging the constitutionality of the law mandating 30% domicile reservation for admission in West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS). A Bench of Justices IP Mukherjee and MD Nizamuddin, at the outset, noted that an appeal court “sparingly interferes with the grant of refusal or grant of an interim order by the trial court”. It then stated that the admission  would be subject to the result of the writ petition .The Division Bench also urged the single bench to expeditiously decide the matter and disposed of the appeal. The Single-Judge Bench of the High Court had declined to pass interim orders directing authorities to not publish the merit list with respect to NUJS while the petition filed by two aspiring law students, belonging to the general category, remains pending. Stating that results of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which is to be held on September 28, are yet to be published, the High Court averred that it could not be ascertained at this stage whether these petitioners would make the cut for consideration even if the 30% domicile rule did not apply. “At this stage, it cannot be said with certainty that the petitioners come within the zone of consideration for admission to NUJS, Kolkata assuming that the 30 per cent state domicile quota is not there… …In the facts of the present case, I do not find balance of convenience and inconvenience to be in favour of granting any interim order as prayed for by the writ petitioners. Such an order would affect persons who are not parties to this writ petition. It may so happen that the petitioners may not have the requisite rank in the CLAT 2020 for admission to NUJS, Kolkata”, recorded the High Court in its Order dated September 14. However, the Bench comprising of Justice Debangsu Basak, had sought a response from the West Bengal Government and NUJS authorities within 4 weeks, and had granted a further two weeks for the petitioners to reply to them if required. “Let affidavit-in-opposition be filed within four weeks from date. Reply thereto, if any, within two weeks thereafter.” Being prospective candidates at NUJS, two students from Delhi and Mathura had moved High Court challenging the vires of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Amendment) Act, 2018 (Amending Act) which introduces Section 4A to the original WBNUJS Act, 1999. This amendment necessitates reservation for students domiciled in the state of West Bengal to the extent of at least 30% of the total admissions from the academic year 2020-21. The petitioners outrightly contended that the Amending Act was in violation of their rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India. Thus it was sought that the amended provision be struck down as unconstitutional and the notification issued by the University giving effect to the amendment be quashed. Arguing that the amendment violates the 50% rule of reservation in spirit, the Petitioners had pointed out that after introduction of 30% domicile reservation, only 44 seats out of total 127 seats will be available for Open Category/General Category students. With 30% domicile reservation and other existing category of reservations (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/Foreign National, PWD), the available open category seats will be only at 34.64 % of the total number of seats, urge the petitioners. “The Supreme Court in a host of judgments has held that in institutes of higher learning, merit should be the sole criteria for admission”, avers the petition. Moving on, it was strongly urged that the WBNUJS Act, 1999 confers autonomy to the University and the West Bengal Government cannot arbitrarily alter the policies relating to WBNUJS without following the procedure established under the statute. Referring to provisions of the 1999 Act, the petition pointed out the roles and powers of the Executive Council as well as the Academic Council of the University, which include authority to review the functioning and administration of the WBNUJS. Arguing that the Executive council (nor the academic council) of NUJS never discussed or approved the amendment, it is contended that “the 2018 Act is contrary to the WBNUJS Act, 1999 since it was not passed pursuant to the resolutions of the General Council of NUJS which has been specifically empowered to make policy decisions in respect of the University in accordance to the 1999 Act.” Claiming that the Amending Act was passed in haste, without following the procedure laid down under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 the petitioners argude that effectively the State Government had usurped the jurisdiction, authority and powers of making policy decisions in regards to WBNUJS. The amendment is “arbitrary, unconscionable and in conflict with the WBNUJS Act, 1999 as it is well settled that where a statute provides for a thing to be done in a particular manner, then it has to be done in that manner, and in no other manner.” Highlighting the grave urgency in the matter, it was argued that the application process is closed and the Admission Test is to be conducted shortly. In this light, if the reservation policy is allowed to be implemented it would lead to creation of third-party rights which would gravely and irretrievably prejudice the rights of the Petitioners. Thus, seeking interim relief in the form of stay in the implementation of the policy, it was argued that in case the same is not granted, it would cause irreversible damage to the aspirant law students. The petition was drafted by advocates Fauzia Shakil and Rohit Das, and filed by advocate Indradip Das. Notably, the High Court of Karnataka had earlier passed an interim order to stay the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Amendment Act 2020 passed by the Karnataka Assembly to grant 25% domicile reservation to Karnataka students in NLSIU, Bengaluru. The court has also stayed the 5 percent concession on the cut-off score in the admission test to students of Karnataka which was introduced by NLSIU by a notification dated August 4 for granting the impugned reservation.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe 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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Concern Level 3 restrictions may not be enough

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The rest of the country is now under Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions along with Donegal and Dublin for three weeks.People are asked not to travel outside their county, and eating inside restaurants and cafes is banned.Last night, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael Parliamentary party that a short ‘circuit-break’ lockdown, like was proposed by NPHET at the weekend, is being considered.Professor of Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, Kingston Mills, doesn’t think the Level 3 measures are enough:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/mills7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – October 7, 2020 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Facebook Pinterest Concern Level 3 restrictions may not be enough AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleDelays expected as Gardai ramp up Covid checkpointsNext articleUp to 30 Covid cases at east Donegal nursing home News Highland last_img read more

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Veterans help people in need

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Veterans help people in need Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Pike County Chapter 20 Disabled American Veterans announced the winners of the chapter’s drawing for cash on Tuesday.Jerry Trotter, chapter commander, said three winners were awarded a total of $900 in the chapter’s fundraising project. The big winner was Maj. Dick Jordan of Ozark, who took home $500. Al Johnson got the $300 cash prize and Pat Wingard, the $100 prize. Johnson and Wingard are both from Troy.“Chapter 20 DAV raised $2,450 through the fundraiser and, of course, we’ll have to take out the expenses but it was a good fundraiser for us. The funds will allow us to help some people in need during the holidays and we’ll be able to bank a little of the money. We are hoping to one day have a building of our own where we can meet and do business. Right now, the Colley Senior Complex is generous in the use of its facility but we really need a place of our own.” Print Article “Often disabled veterans are not aware of the benefits that they are entitled to and don’t know how to go about applying for them,” Trotter said. “Several members of Chapter 20 have received training in those areas and are able to advise them.”Trotter, who served in the Marine Corps from 1980-85, was injured in a training accident.“The Corps requires the highest level of performance from its Marines, as do the other branches’ special forces,” he said. “There’s danger involved in all levels of military training and many disabled veterans were injured during training.”Trotter said more than 27,000 soldiers have been injured during and following the war in Iraq, many of those in non-combative incidents. Chapter 20 has 94 members with 18 of them actively involved in the activities and events of the veterans’ organization.“We’re a chapter of the Disabled American Veterans but we have an associate chapter that includes spouses and others who are not disabled veterans but want to support our cause,” Trotter said.The “cause” of the local DAV is to provide information to disabled veterans about the benefits that are available to them and due them and to follow through with the application process to the point of representing them at the board hearing. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like New book of interest to area residents A new genealogical-type book of possible interest to many area residents has been published and is available for purchase via… read more Sponsored Content “When these men and women come home, the DAV is standing ready to assist them,” he said. “The DAV in Pike County is ready to help our veterans once they come home and not just those who are disabled. We’ll do all we can to help any veteran. We want them to know the rights that they have and the benefits they are due.”Chapter 20 of the DAV was organized in 1921 and continues to play an active role in veterans’ activities and events in Pike County. Chapter 20 meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month downstairs at the Colley Senior Complex.New members and visitors are always welcome to attend. Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more

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