Puerto Rico governor signs sports betting bill into law

first_img Puerto Rico’s outgoing governor, Ricardo Rosselló, on 29 July signed the Betting Committee Act, which would legalize sports wagering in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Under the law,  sports betting, horse race betting, fantasy contests and betting on esports will be allowed at casinos, at the island’s one racecourse, as well as at off-track betting parlors and online.“By signing this law, we are getting ready to witness the potential it provides to transform Puerto Rico into a vanguard jurisdiction, while benefiting the local economy. With this legislation, the island will be able to market itself nationally and internationally as an attractive destination for sports betting events,” Rosselló said.According to a report from the Innovation Group and commissioned by the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, estimated revenues to the Government could be $29m for 2020, $51m for 2021 and should reach $87m by 2024.Read more on iGB North America. Puerto Rico’s outgoing governor, Ricardo Rosselló, on 29 July signed the Betting Committee Act, which would legalize sports wagering in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Regions: US 31st July 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Sports betting Email Addresscenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Puerto Rico governor signs sports betting bill into lawlast_img read more

IPL 2020 : Big trouble for BCCI, now calls to drop…

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – August 9, 2020 Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket IPL 2020 Sponsors & Chinese Connect YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport IPL 2020 : Big trouble for BCCI, now calls to drop PayTM, Byju’s & Dream11 2) PayTM is both the title partner of BCCI for the Indian cricket’s home matches and they also are the Central Partner on IPL. As per few estimates 55% of PayTM is held by different Chinese companies. ANT Financial, Alibaba are some of the Chinese funds who have invested in PayTM over the years. 3) Byju’s Edtech company – They are currently BCCI’s and Indian Cricket’s Jersey partner. Byju’s is also being considered as big hope for BCCI to replace VIVO as title partner for IPL 2020. Like few others, Byju’s also has Chinese investor in form of Tencent. According to few reports, 15% of the company is held by Tencent. IPL 2020 Title Sponsor Hunt : BCCI already struggling to find replacement for VIVOBCCI has sent SOS to various corporate houses but none of them have shown any serious interest at this stage to replace VIVO as IPL 2020 Title Partner. BCCI is also reaching out to its existing partners PayTM (BCCI’s Home Series Sponsor), Byju’s (Indian Team Jersey Partners) and also some of the IPL associate partners (Tata Motors, Dream11 and others) to check if they would be interested in the IPL 2020 title partnership. But they have received less than encouraging response from most of the parties.  BCCI is facing another hitch of sorts. The board faced severe backlash owing to the Anti-China sentiment due to which they have already lost VIVO as the title sponsor of the league. The apprehension doing the rounds behind BCCI’s corridors is, will board face flak one more time courtesy anti-China wave if they get any company on board for IPL 2020 with the Chinese investments. Byju’s, PayTM and Dream11 are all Indian grown businesses but on the back of Chinese investments.  BCCI, one of the richest cricket board in the world, has commercial contracts with various Indian companies funded by Chinese companies. BCCI’s other sponsors – Dream11, Paytm, Byju’s receive Chinese funding in various proportions. Most private companies refuse to divulge details of Chinese investments but according to market estimates –1) Dream11, a fantasy sports gaming platform received $100Mn funding from Chinese company Tencent. Tencent now reportedly holds 20% stake in the company. “All of these companies are BCCI’s partners. They are Indian entities but we are little concerned about very strong Anti-China undercurrent. We don’t want to speculate on how people will react if any of them come on board”, said one of the BCCI official.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 31st May (today), Check list of rewards & Redeem SiteUndoAccording to a report by Outlook,Board of Control for Cricket in India will be among the main ‘targets’ for the SJM unit. Dhananjay Bhide, a senior office-bearer of the Manch, told Outlook that the campaign is an attempt to add muscle to the concept of an ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’ and drive a strong message to agents who continue to tow the Chinese line despite government appeals. “Cricket has to choose between a self-reliant India and sponsors with Chinese money,” said Bhide. Previous articleAkram criticises Ali”s captaincy in first Test against England, says he missed a trickNext articleNBA LIVE: Kings vs Rockets Live stream, watch online, Schedules, Date, India time, Live Link, Result Updates Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries TAGSBCCIIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 in UAEIPL 2020 sponsors SHARE WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Cricket Outside of these names, Amazon is the only one who has wherewithal to ride the occasion. Amazon spends very big on advertising during the festive sales – will they ride the bait ? Difficult to predict the future but what InsideSport can confirm is that the brand has shown some interest but is yet to make any definitive plans for such a huge investment. Unacademy, Coke are some of the rank outsiders whose names are also doing the rounds. For more details on the BCCI’S IPL 2020 TITLE Sponsorship HUNT – Click the below linkhttps://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2020-reliance-jio-declines-bccis-sos-for-ipl-2020-title-sponsorship Facebook Twitter Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Ajinkya Rahane off the mark on Day 3; IND 147/3; follow Live Updates “Our campaign against BCCI will now gather steam. Players wear the tricolour on their helmets and represent India on the international stage. How can they so easily ignore the movement against Chinese businesses in India?” added Bhide. Cricket Cricket LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… The Chinese sponsorship controversy in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is not ending anytime soon. Even after VIVO dropped out of the IPL 2020 sponsorship, calls are being made to BCCI to drop all IPL 2020 sponsors with Chinese links. RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) wants BCCI to drop IPL Central sponsors & Indian cricket sponsors like PayTM, Dream11, Byju’s and others funded by the Chinese companies.SJM will start a ‘Quit China’ movement from today and will protest against IPL sponsors with the Chinese connect.  IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship finallast_img read more

Six Nations: The Rugby World quiz

first_img8. How many players have made their Test debuts for Ireland in this year’s championship?9. Which pop star called Mike Phillips an “arrogant idiot” on Twitter during Wales’ defeat by Ireland in Dublin?10. Which three players have scored two tries in a match in this year’s Championship?The shadow: who’s hiding behind May?11. Jonny May is pictured left in England training this week – but who is the player behind him?12. Alun Wyn Jones was a late withdrawal for Wales’ game against France in round three – what was the reason?13. What did the England team do when they arrived at Twickenham for the Ireland game that differed from their normal routine?14. Which Six Nations coach is passionate about horse racing and once part-owned a horse called Rolling Maul? First up: can you name the six captains pictured here at this year’s RBS 6 Nations launch?WHETHER YOU are travelling to one of the three RBS 6 Nations games this weekend, heading to the pub to watch them with your friends or staying at home to focus on the action, here are 15 questions to test your knowledge of the 2014 championship to date. How will you do? Good luck!1. Name the six captains pictured above at the 2014 Six Nations launch.2. The fastest Six Nations try was scored by Mauro Bergamasco against Scotland in 2007 after 20 seconds but who came close to breaking that record this year, touching down after 29 seconds against England?Round of applause: who is this?3. Which Frenchman is pictured left applauding referee Alain Rolland following his sin-binning against Wales in the last round?4. This weekend Brian O’Driscoll will play in his 64th Six Nations match – whose record will he overtake?5. Which country has conceded the most penalties after the first three rounds this year?6. Wales wing Alex Cuthbert and England’s Jonny May used to be team-mates at which college?7. Tommaso Allan is playing for Italy in this year’s Six Nations, but which country did he represent at U20 level? NOT FOR FEATURED LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 15. Which former footballer sent Mike Brown a good luck message this week?To find out the answers and see how you did, click here.last_img read more

House 49 / Atelier Waterside

first_imgArchitects: Atelier Waterside Area Area of this architecture project 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913384/house-49-atelier-waterside Clipboard China House 49 / Atelier Waterside House 49 / Atelier WatersideSave this projectSaveHouse 49 / Atelier Waterside Save this picture!© Chao Zhang+ 21Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Lead Architects: Area:  27 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Guangzhou, China Yang Liu Projectscenter_img Structural Form:Concrete Frame StructureMain Material:Concrete, Latex paint, Terrazzo,Washed stone,GlassDelegator:Jianlin Zhu, Jiawen LiuCity:GuangzhouCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!2F. Image © Chao ZhangRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. House site is located in downtown Guangzhou, home lane. The 3m x 9m narrow base is close to the neighbors, and the east-west orientation makes the external conditions even worse. The client is a couple of young artists who wish to have two bedrooms and a low cost.Save this picture!Exterior. Image © Chao ZhangWe hope to build a home that is resistant to heat, humidity and can be found in a chaotic city, allowing residents to get in touch with the sun, the wind, the rain, and the plants under the shelter of this home.Save this picture!1F. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!Perspective SectionSave this picture!1F. Image © Chao ZhangThe design encloses the boundaries of the new building in the original building’s outline, and the exterior of the building uses the method of washing stone to try to integrate the building into the surrounding environment. The courtyard and the patio are respectively arranged in front of and behind the relatively closed house.Save this picture!3F. Image © Chao ZhangThese are connected in series with the internal gap to form a flowing semi-outdoor space, which can provide light and ventilation as well as visual privacy for the residents. It is hoped that residents will feel the sense of shelter from the entire home, whether in the bathroom, in the bedroom or in the kitchen, but also in the interior of the home.Save this picture!2F. Image © Chao ZhangIn addition to the air conditioning in the two bedrooms, the louver and the open skylights that other residents can use to adjust the indoor microclimate to cope with external changes.Save this picture!3F. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!4F. Image © Chao ZhangProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Family House / Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten + Angela WaibelSelected ProjectsHouse in a Grove / STO.M.PSelected Projects Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913384/house-49-atelier-waterside Clipboard Photographs:  Chao Zhang “COPY” “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeAtelier WatersideOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuangzhouChinaPublished on March 21, 2019Cite: “House 49 / Atelier Waterside” 20 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?49号住宅 / 氹边建筑工作室是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Houseslast_img read more

Less than half of local charities confident of long-term survival as pressures mount

first_imgLess than half of local charities confident of long-term survival as pressures mount Paul Streets OBE, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales said:“As a funder of small and local charities, every day we see examples of organisations stretched to capacity facing rising demand and increasingly uncertain futures. This report shows that now more than ever it is important that we speak up for charities on the frontline supporting people facing the greatest challenges, helping to raise their voices too.”  266 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Localgiving research small charities  267 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Melanie May | 27 April 2018 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Demand for services is up and continues to rise but few charities feel sufficiently resourced to meet it, with less than half confident of their survival beyond the next five years, a report from Localgiving has found.Localgiving’s latest Local Charity and Community Group Sustainability Report, presented to voluntary sector bodies including NCVO, IoF, DCMS, SCC, Lloyds Foundation and DSC on 26 April, is based on 686 responses from local charities and community groups, and highlights the growing challenges faced by many.  It reveals that while only 47% of local charities and community groups are confident they will survive beyond five years, 78% of groups have seen an increase in demand for their services over the past 12 months with 85% of these groups predicting a further increase in demand over the coming year. However, only 14% feel they have sufficient resources to meet it.Other key findings:73% see competition for limited grants as their primary income generation issue.71% of respondents are concerned their organisation does not have the requisite skills to run a successful fundraising campaign.The financial value of volunteers in the local voluntary sector lies between £7.5 and £10.5billion per year.48% of groups struggle to providing adequate support and training to their staff and volunteers.45% of groups are unlikely to comply with GDPR by May 2018.2% of local groups in the UK feel Brexit will have a positive impact on their organisation. Localgiving’s recommendations include developing strong, transparent communication channels between the local voluntary sector and government at all levels, and improving capacity building programmes to help grassroots groups diversify their income streams and prepare for increases in service demand.Localgiving’s Lewis Garland, author of the report, said:“Our report has revealed a sector stretched well beyond its capacity. Local charities have been expected to fill the gaps left by public sector cuts, while simultaneously competing for dwindling funding opportunities. Meanwhile, the climate of uncertainty around issues such as Brexit and GDPR has left many questioning their future. “If the sector is to survive, let alone flourish, it is essential that local charities are actively included in key decision-making processes – both at the local and national level. Furthermore, we must find way to increase, and diversify the funding and support available to these groups.”  Advertisement 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Donorfy tops Charity CRM Software Survey for third year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 Melanie May | 22 May 2018 | News 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Donorfy tops Charity CRM Software Survey for third year Tagged with: Charity CRM Software Technologycenter_img Fundraising database and charity CRM Donorfy has been rated top ‘CRM software’ and ‘top CRM supplier’ in the Charity CRM Software Survey for the third year running.Fundraising Magazine’s Charity CRM survey had over 880 responses with Donorfy ranking top in best product for functionality, cost, integration with other systems, integration with websites, ease of use, accessibility, and security.Donorfy also came top in the categories for best supplier for technical support, product upgrades, knowledge of the charity sector, corporate social responsibility and investment in development. And, with a score of 96%, Donorfy was also the system that users were most likely to recommend.The Charity CRM Software Survey is published in the May 2018 issue of Fundraising Magazine, and examined themes including software integration, length of ownership, functionality, data management and regulatory compliance.This year, the survey focused on how GDPR may affect charity CRM programmes and how confident charities are in the GDPR readiness of the various CRM platforms.Robin Fisk, Founder of Donorfy said:“It’s great to see more and more organisations joining Donorfy and seeing the value it provides. Our mission is to bring great, easy to use and integrated CRM to the UK’s nonprofits and increasingly we’re seeing larger charities moving from traditional solutions to Donorfy because they are seeing that great CRM doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive. The survey just spurs us on to keep improving and delivering the value for which Donorfy has become known.”Donorfy was launched in 2015 by Robin Fisk and Ben Brett and is available to all UK charities. It gives users instant access to their donor database from any device, and includes features for Individual Giving, Trusts and Foundations, Major Donors, Corporate, and peer-to-peer fundraising. Advertisement  372 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30  371 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Extra cash for local authorities

first_img Previous articleCouncil vows to control stray horsesNext articleTonight will be Limerick’s biggest NYE party. More tickets released today Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email LIMERICK local authorities will get a boost to the funding they get from government to the tune of almost €6 million next year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced General Purpose Grants of €14,625,159 to the Limerick local authorities for 2014. When taken with the water costs of some €31,226,411 that will be transferred from the local authorities to Irish Water, this represents a funding boost of €5,964,879 and a 15 per cent increase over the 2013 figures.Local authority financing will radically change in 2014 when Irish Water will assume responsibility for the delivery and funding of water services, the Local Property Tax will operate on a full year basis and the Non Principal Private Residence Charge will be discontinued. Print NewsExtra cash for local authoritiesBy Staff Reporter – December 31, 2013 657 Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Letterkenny woman has lucky escape in New Zealand earthquake

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Newsx Adverts Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Pinterest Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleBundoran RNLI hold fundraising boat pushNext articleFahan Marina ruling will cost tax payer millions News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Letterkenny woman has lucky escape in New Zealand earthquake Google+center_img By News Highland – September 4, 2010 Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Letterkenny mother has been describing her relief on hearing that her daughter, caught up in a major earthquake in New Zealand, was safe and well.The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country’s second largest city, Christchurch with officials saying it was ‘extremely lucky’ no one was killed.Initial estimates have put the damage at up to €1.12bn as buildings collapsed, gas, water and sewage lines were ruptured, some bridges became impassable and electricity supplies were cut.Letterkenny woman Margaret Dunne has been recalling the relief when she heard her daughter Mary was safe:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/maryquake.mp3[/podcast] Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Breaking- ‘Absolutely Frivolous’ : Supreme Court Dismisses Wazim Rizvi’s Plea Seeking Removal Of 26 Verses From Holy Quran With Rs 50,000 Costs

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking- ‘Absolutely Frivolous’ : Supreme Court Dismisses Wazim Rizvi’s Plea Seeking Removal Of 26 Verses From Holy Quran With Rs 50,000 Costs LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 April 2021 11:57 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a Writ Petition filed by Former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi seeking removal of certain verses from the Holy Quran that are allegedly preaching violence against non-believers.A bench headed by Justice RF Nariman dismissed the writ petition observing, “this is an absolutely frivolous writ petition”.The Court has also imposed Rs. 50000/-…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 Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a Writ Petition filed by Former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi seeking removal of certain verses from the Holy Quran that are allegedly preaching violence against non-believers.A bench headed by Justice RF Nariman dismissed the writ petition observing, “this is an absolutely frivolous writ petition”.The Court has also imposed Rs. 50000/- as costs on the petitioner for filing the petition.When the matter was taken, Justice Nariman asked the counsel if he was serious about the petition.”Are you pressing the petition? Are you seriously pressing the petition?”, Justice Nariman asked at the outset.Senior Advocate R K Raizada, appearing for Rizvi, replied that he was confining the prayer to the regulation of Madrassa education. He submitted that the literal interpretation of certain verses preached violence against non-believers, and therefore teaching them can lead to indoctrination of children.”My submission is that these preachings advocate violence against non-believers. Children are kept at captivity at madrasas at a tender age. Students are not to be indoctrinated. These preachings cannot be in the market place of ideas. I have written to the Central Government for action, but nothing has happened…Central Govt and Madrasa Boards may be called upon to ensure what steps are taken to avoid literal teaching of verses advocating violence”, Raizada submitted.The bench was not at all inclined to entertain the matter and proceeded to dismiss it with Rs 50,000 costs, after terming the petition ‘absolutely frivolous’.The plea filed by Syed Wasim Rizvi impugns 26 verses from the Quran which he states are used as “justifications” by Islamist Terrorist Groups for attacks on non-believers/ civilians.The plea states,”On account of the versus of Holy Quran, (more particularly described in the Writ Petition), the religion of Islam is drifting away from its basic tenets with a fast pace and nowadays is identified with violent behavior, militancy, fundamentalism, extremism and terrorism.”The petition refers to the following verses:Verse 9 Surah 5; Verse 9 Surah 28; Verse 4 Surah 101; Verse 9 Surah 123; Verse 4 Surah 56; Verse 9 Surah 23; Verse 9 Surah 37; Verse 5 Surah 57; Verse 33 Surah 61; Verse 21 Surah 98; Verse 32 Surah 22; Verse 48 Surah 20; Verse 8 Surah 69; Verse 66 Surah 9; Verse 41 Surah 27; Verse 41 Surah 28; Verse 9 Surah 111; Verse 9 Surah 58; Verse 8 Surah 65; Verse 5 Surah 51; Verse 9 Surah 29; Verse 5 Surah 14; Verse 4 Surah 89; Verse 9 Surah 14; Verse 3 Surah 151; Verse 2 Surah 191In his plea, Rizvi states that Islam is based on the concepts of equity, equality, forgiveness and tolerance is drifting away from its basic tenets of equity, equality, tolerance and forgiveness. However, due to extreme interpretations of the above-said verses of the Holy Book, the religion of Islam is drifting away from its basic tenets with a fast pace and nowadays is identified with militancy, fundamentalism, extremism and terrorism.He further alleges that after the demise of Prophet Muhammad, there was dispute regarding the genuineness of some of the heavenly messages of God-the Almighty revealed to Prophet Muhammad and that the Caliphs made a mistake in compiling the Holy Quran.The plea draws the Court’s attention towards two types of verses in the Holy Book:Messages of Allah which are positive and promote peace, harmony, brotherhood, tolerance and forgiveness (attached as Annexure P-3 to the petition).Messages of Allah which are negative and promote violence and hatred (attached as Annexure P-4 to the petition).”Why such wide differences in the messages of God-the Almighty (Allah) in Holy Quran itself ?” the plea remarks.It adds,”the dictates of religion which are not in consonance and overlap with the Law of Land of any nation and any Country passed by the competent elected representatives in the form of parliament/ state legislature and the laws and rules made by the United Nations shall have no strength of Law and are voilative of the Law of the land and the same should not prevail over the same.”Rizvi goes on to allege that several Islamic Madrasas are making contribution to Muslim terrorist activities. The plea states,”There are many Muslim madrasas all over the world where young children are taught Islam and Holy Quran is explained to the Islamic students who are working for terrorist activities, in the Quranicsurahs as detailed in the preceding paragraphs. It is like poison in the raw minds of young children in the name of the message of Allah, which leads him to a radical mindset and from his early age when they become young, they hate people of other religions because of their mindset, and many youths get involved with terrorist organizations in some way under this mentality, the wrong messages of Allah Has been filled in the name of Islam.”He insists that as per Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution, religious institutions have freedom to teach with liberty. However, they do not have liberty to teach anything illegal, which violates the Law of the Land or the Indian Constitution.The plea further states,”as per the provisions of Article 25 and 26 of Constitution of India, the freedom of conscious and religion as per clause 1 is subject to public order, morality and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practice and propagate religion. Further, any religious custom/ belief hasto be in accordance or within the balance of Constitution of India and as the Law is already settled.” Reliance is placed on Shayara Bano v. Union of India & Ors.Chandmal Chopra CaseIn 1987 a petition had been filed in Calcutta High Court by Chandraal Chopra, and Setlal Singh against the State of West Bengal, the respondent, calling upon the latter to show cause why a writ of mandamus should not be issued directing the respondent to declare that each copy of the Koran (Quran).It was alleged that the Quran incited violence, disturbed public tranquillity, promoted, on grounds of religion, feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities and insulted the religion or religious beliefs of other communities in India.It was contended that the publication of the Koran containing the aforesaid offending portions was punishable under Section 153A and Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code and as such came within the mischief of Section 95 of the Cr. P. C., 1973. As a public authority the respondent had a duty to invoke the said Section 95 of the Cr. P. C. and to forfeit all copies of the Koran and seize the same wherever found in India.Dismissing the Petition the Calcutta High Court held;”We hold that the Courts cannot sit in judgment over the Koran or the contents thereof in any legal proceedings. Such adjudication of the religion itself is not permissible. Similarly the Courts cannot and will not adjudicate on theories of philosophy or of science or scientific principles”.Any attempt to impugn Koran in the manner as has been sought to be done would infringe the right to freedom of religion including the right to profess, practise and propagate religion.We take note of the fact that the Koran has been accepted as a holy through the ages. It is read, followed, published and distributed in all civilised countries of the world. There has been no interference with Koran either in India or in any other country up till now. It is too late in the day for the writ petitioners to contend that publication and propagation of Koran would cause disharmony between communities and religions and the tenets of Koran constitute an insult to other religions or communities”.Next Storylast_img read more

‘Biennial 2013’ artists honored

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Police offer child safety seat check Keeping children safe is at the top of most parents’ priority lists. That includes making sure little ones are secure… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 An artists’ reception was held Sunday afternoon at the Johnson Center for the Arts honoring the artists featured in the “Biennial 2013” exhibition. Al Head, Alabama State Council on the Arts executive director, and Jim Harrison, Council chair, left, discussed arts programs with Mack Gibson, chairman, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center board of directors.An artists’ reception was held for the participating artists in the “Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial 2013” exhibition Sunday afternoon at the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy.Wiley White, arts center development coordinator, summed up the reception in one word, “fabulous.”“‘Biennial 2013’ brings together 40 Alabama artists who are recipients of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowships,” White said. “So this is a very impressive group of artists and it’s an incredible exhibition.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Al Head, ASCA executive director; Jim Harrison, Council chair; and Elliot Knight, visual arts program manager, were all complimentary of the Johnson Center and of “Biennial 2013.”“This is an outstanding exhibition and an outstanding art gallery,” Head said. “We are fortunate to have a gallery like this in Southeast Alabama.”The closing date for “Biennial 2013” is Oct. 26. The Johnson Center is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content White said the participating artists are from all areas of the state, so it was not possible for all of them to attend.“But we had a good group of artists and people had a chance to talk with them about their work,” White said.“What is so interesting about artists’ receptions is the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with the artists. You learn more about them and their work and have an even better appreciation for what they do and how they do it.” By Jaine Treadwell ‘Biennial 2013’ artists honored Book Nook to reopen Print Article In one gallery, Kathleen Nowak Tucci of Atmore explained how she uses recycled rubber – inner tubes from bicycle tires and from Harley Davidson motorcycles – to create couture accessories for women who dare venture into the world of eco-design.Just around the corner, John Phillips of Montgomery talked about his work that includes hand chiseled granite, a distressed mirror and a pod that is chemically blackened.“The Biennial 2013 features a wide variety of mediums including fabric, wood, photography, painting, sculpture and clay,” White said. “Each work is outstanding and we are honored to have such an incredible exhibit at the Johnson Center.”White said three officials from the Alabama State Council attended the artists’ reception. By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Monday, September 9, 2013 Skip Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more