Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Tips for Staying Safe Along Rose Parade Route

first_img As this year’s Rose Parade approaches, the Pasadena Fire Department is issuing safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who line the route on New Year’s Eve.The parade route will be a safer place if everyone follows the rules and regulations intended for the safety of all parade-goers.What You Can Do:• Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Dec. 31.• A permanent position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon on Dec. 31. The “Blue Line” is the honor line. All persons and property such as blankets, chairs, etc., must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. on Dec. 31. At that time spectators may move out to the honor line.• Small, professionally manufactured barbeques elevated at least one foot off the ground are allowed on the parade route. 25’ from building or other combustibles. A fire extinguisher and water must be readily available.• Minors under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are under the supervision of adults.• Dress for cold weather. Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia.• Stay hydrated and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.• Report any suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route.• In case of emergency, call (626) 744-4241 from cell phones or 9-1-1 from landline phones. Know cross streets from where you are calling.What You Can’t Do:• Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas.• Tents, sofas and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited are not permitted along the route.• Unoccupied chairs are not allowed.• Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered â€œillegal burns.”• Fireworks are prohibited except as part of scheduled official events.• No items may be sold along the parade route without a permit.• No public areas (sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets) may be cordoned or roped off.• No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.• It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route.• Pets are not recommended along the parade route because they are easily frightened with sudden, loud noises.• Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.• Throwing any projectile into the parade, including seemingly harmless items such as tortillas, marshmallows, flowers, etc., is prohibited.• Vehicles obstructing emergency lanes will be towed. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Top of the News Business News COVER: Right Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Tips for Staying Safe Along Rose Parade Route Published on Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 12:05 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Richie Kotzen Debuts New Album at The Rose

first_img Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Richie Kotzen debuted his new album, Salting Earth, at The Rose on April 22. The majority of Salting Earth is the result of Kotzen’s one-man production machine, with the exception of Julia Lage adding background vocals to “Make It Easy,” a tasty, sing-along groove stew.“The new music led me down the path of playing more piano,” said Kotzen. “It’s a constant evolution – you keep changing and growing.”With his guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, Kotzen has built a remarkably diverse 20 year career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Kotzen and his band will be performing seven out of ten new songs on the album.“‘This is Life’ is my favorite track on the album [Salting Earth] but it’s hard to choose one – they’re all very strong, in my opinion,” he said.Kotzen toured with his trio extensively outside the United States, building a loyal fan base and selling out shows throughout Europe, Latin America, and Japan. With hundreds of concerts under his belt, Kotzen focuses on making each performance unique and harnessing the power of live music.“It’s very easy to fall into the trap of playing the same music night after night,” he said. “We have the ability to swap out sets and we also do a lot of improvisation – that keeps things fresh and interesting night after night.”He always looks forward to sharing his new music with audiences. Kotzen explains that successful concerts rely on forming a connection – first among the musicians and then between the band and the audience.“You make this music and it’s so close to you emotionally – you want to share it with people and get it out there,” he said.Richie Kotzen performed on Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 p.m. at The Rose at 245 East Green Street. Call 888-645-5006 or visit http://roseconcerts.com/ for more information. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty People Richie Kotzen Debuts New Album at The Rose From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 1:08 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

West Limerick women support 16 Days campaign

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WEST Limerick women came together to show their support this week for the 16 Days Campaign to help break the silence around domestic violence.Staff of West Limerick Resources and members of the Newcastle West community joined staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers at a coffee morning as part of the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.Since its inception in 199, more than 5,179 groups in 187 countries have taken part in the campaign. In Ireland last year, more than 140 groups – including the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers – took part in the National Balloon Action or organised other events as a show of support.According to Women’s Aid, one in five women in Ireland experience domestic abuse during their lifetime, and it is estimated that 213,000 women in Ireland are living with severe abuse from their boyfriends, husbands and partners.Community Health worker, Nora Harty said, “Domestic abuse affects all walks of life, women from different communities, cultures and ethnic groups. It is important that we all play our part in raising awareness about domestic abuse which is the use of physical or emotional force or the threat of physical force, including sexual violence in close adult relationships.” Facebook NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick women support 16 Days campaignBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 676 Advertisement Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGS16 days of Action Against Violence Against WomenlimerickNewcastle WestWest LimerickWest Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers center_img Email Previous articleBusy night for emergency servicesNext article125 new jobs on the way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Worldwide Herbal Nutraceuticals Industry to 2026 – Featuring Nestle, Gaia Herbs and Solaray Among…

first_img Facebook Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp TAGS  Twittercenter_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter Worldwide Herbal Nutraceuticals Industry to 2026 – Featuring Nestle, Gaia Herbs and Solaray Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com Previous articleEPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Acquires Pharmaceutical Strategies GroupNext articleEasy changes to your routine for a healthier lifestyle Digital AIM Web Support DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The “Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market By Nature, By Product Type, By Distribution Channel, By Form, By Region, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market size is expected to reach $64.3 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 11.4% CAGR during the forecast period. Nutraceuticals refer to goods that are derived from herbal commodities, vitamins, minerals, and nutritional substances that are consumed by people for their physiological benefits and also to enhance immunity against various diseases. Herbal medicines are beneficial over conventional products because they are low-priced, having fewer side effects, and have the natural healing procedure for strengthening the immune system. Growth in the field of herbal medicines and its medicinal products market will significantly drive the herbal nutraceuticals market. The herbal supplements are widely used because of their medicinal properties and remedies for various diseases for many years. Many people across the globe are getting inclined towards herbal supplements because of their additional health benefits. These are the natural non-food substances and non-pharmaceuticals which are used for the improvement of one’s health. The herbal supplements are derived from plant resources and have slight or sometimes no side effects. The customers’ attention towards health has led to its rising demand for herbal nutraceuticals market. Moreover, the increased cost of nutritional and medicinal products drives the growth of worldwide herbal supplements and their remedies market. Some of the factors accountable for this leading revenue share include leaning towards natural supplements, high purchasing power, and spending on various products of health and wellness. The possibility of developing lifestyle diseases like obesity and diabetes, is greater among the customers of this age group, due to which they rely on these herbal supplements for disease management. In addition, because of their medicinal properties, these products are also used in the prevention of disease, and the in-progress trend of preventive healthcare among people of this age group will boost the segment growth. Companies ProfiledNestle S.A. (Pure Encapsulations, LLC)NOW Foods, Inc.The Nature’s Bounty Co. (The Carlyle Group L.P.)Gaia Herbs, Inc.Oregon’s Wild HarvestBio-Botanica, Inc.Solaray, Inc.HerbochemHerb Pharma AG. Unique Offerings from the PublisherExhaustive coverageHighest number of market tables and figuresSubscription based model availableGuaranteed best priceAssured post sales research support with 10% customization free Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Market Scope & Methodology Chapter 2. Market Overview 2.1 Introduction 2.1.1 Overview 2.1.2 Market composition and scenario 2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market 2.2.1 Market Drivers 2.2.2 Market Restraints Chapter 3. Recent Developments in Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market Chapter 4. Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market by Nature 4.1 Global Conventional Market by Region 4.2 Global Organic Market by Region Chapter 5. Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market by Product Type 5.1 Global Ginger Market by Region 5.2 Global Turmeric Market by Region 5.3 Global Green Tea Market by Region 5.4 Global Garlic Market by Region 5.5 Global Aloe Vera Market by Region 5.6 Global Other Product Type Market by Region Chapter 6. Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market by Distribution Channel 6.1 Global Pharmacy Market by Region 6.2 Global Supermarket/ Hypermarket Market by Region 6.3 Global Online Stores Market by Region 6.4 Global Other Channels Market by Region Chapter 7. Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market by Form 7.1 Global Capsules & Tablets Market by Region 7.2 Global Liquid Market by Region 7.3 Global Powder Market by Region 7.4 Global Other Market by Region Chapter 8. Global Herbal Nutraceuticals Market by Region 8.1 North America Herbal Nutraceuticals Market 8.2 Europe Herbal Nutraceuticals Market 8.3 Asia Pacific Herbal Nutraceuticals Market 8.4 LAMEA Herbal Nutraceuticals Market Chapter 9. Company Profiles For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/o1hq60 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005926/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FITNESS & NUTRITION HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 12:56 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 12:56 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005926/enlast_img read more

Cleveland Federal Reserve: Be Careful with Rate Hikes

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago September 8, 2017 1,228 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Fed of Cleveland Interest rates The President of the Cleveland Federal Reserve, Loretta Mester, cautions the central bank’s policy on rate hikes, according to a report by CNBC.One of the Federal Reserve’s mandates is to keep inflation hovering around the 2 percent mark—it is currently sitting at 1.4 percent, just below their goal. As a result, the Fed has been hesitant to raise interest rates, but Mester believes this to be a mistake, due to the fact that low inflation might delay purchases and increase debt.According the Mester in prepared remarks published on the Cleveland Federal Reserve’s website, monetary policy “takes some time … to work itself through the economy, we can’t wait until these policy goals are fully met to act. We need to assess what incoming information is telling us about where the economy is going over the medium run, and the risks around that medium-run outlook, and set policy appropriately.”Mester however does agree with the central bank’s viewpoint that the economy is normalizing, but she did issue a word of advice on the proper course to take concerning monetary policy.“Policy needs to remain systematic in how it reacts to incoming information relevant to the outlook, but not be dogmatic should the outlook indeed materially change.”In terms of the overall economic outlook, Mester links oil prices and the “modest” depreciation of the dollar in the beginning of 2017 to increased manufacturing, adding “business sentiment remains at high levels and supportive of continued spending, but some of my business contacts report that mounting political and fiscal policy uncertainty has begun to temper some of that optimism.”You can read her full statement here. Fed of Cleveland Interest rates 2017-09-08 Joey Pizzolato Share Save Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Cleveland Federal Reserve: Be Careful with Rate Hikes Related Articles Previous: NOLA Mismanaging HUD Funds Next: Freddie Mac: Unaffordability Everywherecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Cleveland Federal Reserve: Be Careful with Rate Hikes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Petition U/s 482 CrPC Seeking Quashing Of A Domestic Violence Application Not Maintainable: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesPetition U/s 482 CrPC Seeking Quashing Of A Domestic Violence Application Not Maintainable: Madras High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jan 2021 7:41 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has held that that a petition under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to quash a complaint under Section 12 of the Domestic Violence Act is not maintainable.The court observed that a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution may be maintainable if it is shown that the proceedings before the Magistrate suffer from a patent lack of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has held that that a petition under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to quash a complaint under Section 12 of the Domestic Violence Act is not maintainable.The court observed that a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution may be maintainable if it is shown that the proceedings before the Magistrate suffer from a patent lack of jurisdiction.Justice N. Anand Venkatesh observed thus while dismissing a batch of petitions filed under Section 482 CrPC seeking to quash a complaints filed under Section 12 of the Domestic Violence Act.The court, to hold thus, noted that, in Kunapareddy v. Kunapareddy Swarna Kumari, (2016) 11 SCC 774, it was held that an application before a Magistrate for one or more reliefs under Chapter IV of the DV Act, are civil in nature, and are proceedings to vindicate the civil rights of an aggrieved person. “It is entirely true that the nomenclature of the petition is not decisive of the jurisdiction of the Court. Section 482, Cr.P.C merely saves the inherent power of the High Court to make such orders as may be necessary to a) give effect to an order under this Code; or b) prevent abuse of process of any Court; or c) otherwise secure the ends of justice. It is well settled that this section has not given any new power to the High Court but has merely preserved the power inherently possessed by every High Court as a superior Court of record. As a highest Court of Justice in the State, the High Court exercises a visitorial or supervisory jurisdiction over all Courts in the State. However, the plenitude of the inherent power under Section 482, Cr.P.C does not extend to annul proceedings which are not before a Criminal Court. As pointed out supra, to constitute a criminal court, it is not sufficient that the Court is one of the Courts enumerated under Section 6 Cr.P.C, it is also necessary that the proceedings before it are criminal in character. If the proceeding before the Court is civil in nature, then it cannot be said that the Court is a Criminal Court exercising criminal jurisdiction for the purposes of Section 482, Cr.P.C.”The judge also disagreed with the view taken by the Kerala High Court in Baiju v. Latha, (2011) 3 KLJ 331, in which it was observed that the court of Magistrate or Metropolitan Magistrate acts as a criminal court while discharging functions under the Act though some of the reliefs it could grant under the Act are of a civil nature. The court also disagreed with the view of the Full Bench of the Bombay High Court in Prabhakar Mohite v State of Maharashtra that a petition under Section 482 of the Code seeking quashing of a complaint under DV Act is maintainable.The court noted that in several cases under DV Act, Magistrates mechanically follow the drill of the procedure set out in Sections 190(1)(a), 200 to 204, Cr.P.C and issue summons as if the respondents before it are accused of offences. The judge, therefore, issued the following directives, for the proper disposal of applications under Section 12 of the D.V Act:An application under Section 12 of the D.V. Act, is not a complaint under Section 2(d) of the Cr.P.C. Consequently, the procedure set out in Section 190(1)(a) & 200 to 204, Cr.P.C as regards cases instituted on a complaint has no application to a proceeding under the D.V Act. The Magistrate cannot, therefore, treat an application under the D.V Act as though it is a complaint case under the Cr.P.C.An application under Section 12 of the Act shall be as set out in Form II of the D.V Rules, 2006, or as nearly as possible thereto. In case interim ex-parte orders are sought for by the aggrieved person under Section 23(2) of the Act, an affidavit, as contemplated under Form III, shall be sworn to.The Magistrate shall not issue a summon under Section 61, Cr.P.C to a respondent(s) in a proceeding under Chapter IV of the D.V Act. Instead, the Magistrate shall issue a notice for appearance which shall be as set out in Form VII appended to the D.V Rules, 2006. Service of such notice shall be in the manner prescribed under Section 13 of the Act and Rule 12 (2) of the D.V Rules, and shall be accompanied by a copy of the petition and affidavit, if any. Personal appearance of the respondent(s) shall not be ordinarily insisted upon, if the parties are effectively represented through a counsel. Form VII of the D.V Rules, 2006, makes it clear that the parties can appear before the Magistrate either in person or through a duly authorized counsel. In all cases, the personal appearance of relatives and 52 other third parties to the domestic relationship shall be insisted only upon compelling reasons being shown. (See Siladitya Basak v State of West Bengal (2009 SCC Online Cal 1903).If the respondent(s) does not appear either in person or through a counsel in answer to a notice under Section 13, the Magistrate may proceed to determine the application ex parte.It is not mandatory for the Magistrate to issue notices to all parties arrayed as respondents in an application under Section 12 of the Act. As pointed out by this Court in Vijaya Baskar (cited supra), there should be some application of mind on the part of the Magistrate in deciding the respondents upon whom notices should be issued. In all cases involving relatives and other third parties to the matrimonial relationship, the Magistrate must set out reasons that have impelled them to issue notice to such parties. To a large extent, this would curtail the pernicious practice of roping in  all and sundry into the proceedings before the Magistrate. As there is no issuance of process as contemplated under Section 204, Cr.P.C in a proceeding under the D.V Act, the principle laid down in Adalat Prasad v Rooplal Jindal (2004 7 SCC 338) that a process, under Section 204, Cr.P.C, once issued cannot be reviewed or recalled, will not apply to a proceeding under the D.V Act. Consequently, it would be open to an aggrieved respondent(s) to approach the Magistrate and raise the issue of maintainability and other preliminary issues. Issues like the existence of a shared household/domestic relationship etc., which form the jurisdictional basis for entertaining an application under Section 12, can be determined as a preliminary issue, in appropriate cases. Any person aggrieved by such an order may also take recourse to an appeal under Section 29 of the D.V Act for effective redress (See V.K Vijayalekshmi Amma v Bindu. V, (2010) 87 AIC 367). This would stem the deluge of petitions challenging the maintainability of an application under Section 12 of the D.V Act, at the threshold before this Court under Article 227 of the Constitution Similarly, any party aggrieved may also take recourse to Section 25 which expressly authorises the Magistrate to alter, modify or revoke any order under the Act upon showing change of circumstances.In Kunapareddy (cited supra), the Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld the order of a Magistrate purportedly exercising powers under Order VI, Rule 17 of The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (hereinafter referred to as “C.P.C.”), to permit the amendment of an application under Section 12 of the D.V Act. Taking a cue therefrom, it would be open to any of the respondent(s), at any stage of the proceeding, to apply to the Magistrate to have their names deleted from the array of respondents if they have been improperly joined as parties. For this purpose, the Magistrate can draw sustenance from the power under Order I Rule 10(2) of the C.P.C. A judicious use of this power would ensure that the proceedings under the D.V Act do not generate into a weapon of harassment and  would prevent the process of Court from being abused by joining all and sundry as parties to the lis. The Magistrates must take note that the practice of mechanically issuing notices to the respondents named in the application has been deprecated by this Court nearly a decade ago in Vijaya Baskar (cited supra). Precedents are meant to be followed and not forgotten, and the Magistrates would, therefore, do well to examine the applications at the threshold and confine the inquiry only to those persons whose presence before it is proper and necessary for the grant of reliefs under Chapter IV of the D.V Act. In Satish Chandra Ahuja (cited supra), the Hon’ble Supreme Court has pointed out the importance of the enabling provisions under Section 26 of the D.V Act to avoid multiplicity of proceedings. Hence, the reliefs under Chapter IV of the D.V can also be claimed in a pending proceeding before a civil, criminal or family court as a counter claim. While recording evidence, the Magistrate may resort to chief examination of the witnesses to be furnished by affidavit (See Lakshman v Sangeetha, 2009 3 MWN (Cri) 257. The Magistrate shall generally follow the procedure set out in Section 254, Cr.P.C while recording evidence. Section 28(2) of the Act is an enabling provision permitting the Magistrate to deviate from the procedure prescribed under Section 28(1), if the facts and circumstances of the case warrants such a course, keeping in mind that in the realm of procedure, everything is taken to be permitted unless prohibited (See Muhammad Sulaiman Khan v Muhammad Yar Khan, 1888 11 ILR All 267).A petition under Article 227 of the Constitution may still be maintainable if it is shown that the proceedings before the Magistrate suffer from a patent lack of jurisdiction. The jurisdiction under Article 227 is one of superintendence and is visitorial in nature and will not be exercised unless there exists a clear jurisdictional error and that manifest or substantial injustice would be caused if the power is not exercised in favour of the petitioner. (See Abdul Razak v. Mangesh Rajaram Wagle (2010) 2 SCC 432, Virudhunagar  Hindu Nadargal Dharma Paribalana Sabai v. Tuticorin Educational Society, (2019) 9 SCC 538.) In normal circumstances, the power under Article 227 will not be exercised, as a measure of self-imposed restriction, in view of the corrective mechanism available to the aggrieved parties before the Magistrate, and then by way of an appeal under Section 29 of the Act.Case: Dr.P.Pathmanathan vs. V.Monica [Crl OP No.28458 of 2019 and connected matters] Coram: Justice N. Anand VenkateshClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

“State Is Vicariously Liable”: NHRC Recommends Payment Of Rs.1Lakh By Home Ministry To Victims Of Custodial Torture By Delhi Police

first_imgNews Updates”State Is Vicariously Liable”: NHRC Recommends Payment Of Rs.1Lakh By Home Ministry To Victims Of Custodial Torture By Delhi Police Srishti Ojha23 Feb 2021 7:42 AMShare This – xThe National Human Rights Commission has recommended payment of Rs. 1 lakh each to the two victims in a 2019 case of custodial torture by Delhi Police. According to the Commission the State is vicariously liable for the action of police officials and the victims are entitled for compensation. While recommending that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs pays one lakh to the victims, the…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 National Human Rights Commission has recommended payment of Rs. 1 lakh each to the two victims in a 2019 case of custodial torture by Delhi Police. According to the Commission the State is vicariously liable for the action of police officials and the victims are entitled for compensation. While recommending that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs pays one lakh to the victims, the Commission has also called for the report of departmental action taken against the six erring police official, who are facing trial. Six police officials including a SHO, ASI, HC, HV, and two Constables are currently facing trial before the court of Additional Sessions Judge, Rohini in Delhi.The Commission’s recommendation has come after its decision to dismiss Delhi Police’s plea that no departmental action can be taken against the concerned police personnel as the matter is subjudice. According to the Commission this plea taken by Delhi Police in reply to its show cause notice is fallacious, unsatisfactory and does not inspire confidence. The material on record prima-facie establishes that that the complainant and his nephew were given third degree torture, and were assaulted by the police personnel. Therefore considering the circumstances, the Commission recommended payment of Rs. 1 lakh to the two victims of police torture, as per the Section 18 (a) (i) of Protection of Human Rights Act.After a complaint was made by the victim on 28th August 2019, alleging torture by police officials of Adarsh Nagar Police Station, Delhi, a case was registered by the Commission. The victim had complained that his nephew was picked up by the police officials and when he went to enquire about him, he was also detained and given third degree torture along with his nephew. The complainant alleged that his nephew was falsely implicated in a criminal case of Arms Act.After notices were issued by the Commission, the DCP Crime Headquarters of Delhi Police had submitted a report informing the Commission that an FIR was registered on the complainant’s complaint on 1st September 2019. The Commission, on the basis of this report, found that a criminal action had been initiated against the three officials, and a charge-sheet had been submitted against them before the court of law.The Commission has therefore held that since the police officials failed to act as responsible public servants, therefore, departmental proceedings against them should also be initiated, and they should be punished accordingly.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

Canadian law aims to fight mind games

first_img Comments are closed. New provisions have been introduced to the Labour Standards Act in theprovince of Quebec, Canada, with the aim of eliminating psychologicalharassment from the workplace. The provisions, which came into effect on 1 June, will have an impact onmore than 2.8 million unionised and non-unionised employees. The Act defines psychological harassment as “any vexatious behaviour inthe form of repeated and hostile or unwanted conduct, verbal comments, actionsor gestures, that affects an employee’s dignity or psychological or physicalintegrity and that results in a harmful work environment for theemployee.” The Act says it is the employer’s responsibility to take reasonable steps toprevent and put a stop to psychological harassment, and that employers have 90days to take action once notified of a problem by an employee. If an employer does not rectify the problem, Quebec’s Labour StandardsCommission may refer cases to a tribunal, which could force the employer to paythe employee punitive and moral damages, insist on the reinstatement of asacked employee, or simply ensure that disciplinary records are modified. “The new provisions do not preclude the normal exercise of the employer’smanagement rights,” said Francine Martel-Vaillancourt, chairperson anddirector-general of the commission. “In particular, their right to assigntasks and impose disciplinary measures is not affected.” As many as 10 per cent of Quebec workers have been subjected to harmfulworkplace bullying, intimidation or belittlement, according to the commission,which developed the law to foster better workplace morale and reduce lostproductivity due to sick days. By Joel Ceausu in Montreal Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Canadian law aims to fight mind gamesOn 22 Jun 2004 in Vexatious claims, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Personnel Today Awards 2004

first_img Previous Article Next Article Personnel Today Awards 2004On 26 Oct 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Creating a distinct employer brand is now a top priority for most organisations. This award recognises employers that have made a major effort in this area. The judge looked for a clear explanation of how the brand was created and is being maintained. Category judge: Belinda Kent-LemonBelinda Kent-Lemon is founder of Occam HR consultancy. She works with seven leading advertising agencies, three major media companies and a wide range of other organisations. Kent-Lemon previously worked in media and marketing. She has a diploma in marketing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Directors, and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is currently studying for an MSc in human resource consultancy.Award sponsor: RightCouttsRightCoutts, part of Right Management Consultants, is the world’s leading career transition and organisational consultancy. The firm helps to successfully manage the human side of change within organisations at all levels. Its services include employment branding, change management, performance and management development, leadership, human resources consulting and career transition.Argos LtdThe team: Argos Limited HRNo. in team: 3No. in HR function: 107No. of employees HR is responsible for: 23,000About the organisationArgos is the UK’s largest non-food retailer by sales and has more than 560 stores around the country.What the organisation did– Embarked on a total review of its employer brand, seeking a more aspirational positioning that reflected the culture of the organisation– Focus groups with employees from all divisions of the business were established. The exercise was branded ‘Team Talk’, and consisted of two sessions with each division– Four key themes came from these meetings, which led to the creation of four ‘brand pillars’ on which the new brand was based. These formed the basis for all recruitment material– Argos’s own employees featured in its campaigns and became the backbone of the new brand.Benefits and achievements– A new employer brand developed by staff and featuring staff, significantly reducing production costs– The creation of the brand was a positive internal communications exercise that enhanced morale and pride in the business– The new brand has contributed to the store’s sustained expansion. It has also altered internal and external perceptions of Argos as an employer.Belinda Kent-Lemon says: “Argos performed well against all judging criteria, but I was particularly impressed by HR’s contribution to building the employer brand. The positive attitude of the company to its people has fed its strong business performance. Part-time workers are really valued too – almost every store has a team leader or management team member who joined as a Christmas temp.”Loop Customer Management LtdThe team: Loop HR teamNo. in team: 8No. in HR function: 8No. of employees HR is responsible for: 640About the organisationThe company was formed out of the customer service department of Yorkshire Water and launched as an independent business in 2000.Loop provides outsourced customer-service management to clients within the utility sector, public sector and tourism industry.What the organisation did– Worked to make being ‘a great place to work’ a brand identity to encourage people to join the company– Revamped the recruitment process, making it more applicant-friendly, sponsored local events and created a charity and community action team to donate to projects in the area– Raised money for organisations that staff cared about, formed links with the local paper and used staff to portray the image of Loop in recruitment material– Sponsored work-experience students and apprentices and developed branded promo-tional items to take to events.Benefits and achievements– Staff turnover down from 32 per cent to 20 per cent, with 85 per cent of employees happy with their work-life balance– Managers now focused on people rather than processes– More than 50 people accepted through the first stage of recruitment are waiting for a position to become vacant.Belinda Kent-Lemon says: “Loop’s concentration has been on the recruitment process, where it has been extraordinarily innovative in building a strong employer brand under the leadership of their HR director. In a sector where high staff turnover and low job satisfaction are rife, it has reduced staff turnover from 32 per cent to 20 per cent, and an impressive 89 per cent of employees enjoy working at Loop. “London & Quadrant Housing TrustThe team: Group HR teamNo. in team: 9No. in HR function: 9No. of employees HR is responsible for: 650About the organisationLondon & Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) is a charity providing homes to a wide variety of economically disadvantaged people. It houses 30,000 families in London and the South East every year. What the organisation did– Developed the ‘our people’ agenda and aligned it with both business and corporate objectives– Developed a welcome pack that reinforces the brand and overhauled the entire induction process, which includes every member of staff meeting the chief executive– Developed staff-recognition and family-friendly benefits booklets that set out the awards and core benefits available to staff. It also developed a training scheme, where staff can choose a course not related to work– Took HR roadshows across the organisation to coincide with the introduction of the booklets and branded schemes.Benefits and achievements– Reduced staff turnover by 20 per cent to 11 per cent in the past two years. Sickness absence now stands at 2.5 per cent– Became the first London housing association to win a place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2003– Awarded the 2003 UK Housing Award for raising the profile of social housing.Belinda Kent-Lemon says: “L&Q performed strongly against all of the judging criteria and its entry was notable for its consistently high performance as an employer brand. The organisation’s determination to think about its people and what matters to them has worked for the company and its employees. A low-cost, but innovative, recognition policy and grandparent leave are most unusual.”Doncaster Metropolitan Borough CouncilThe team: Corporate HRNo. in team: 17No. in HR function: 125No. of employees HR is responsible for: 14,500About the organisationDoncaster Council is the largest employer in the borough, employing nearly 14,500 staff in a diverse range of positions and serving 270,000 people living in the area.The council’s image suffered from the ‘Donnygate’ corruption scandal of the late 1990s which led to a major police investigation. This affected staff morale, and turnover had increased by 3 per cent in the past two years.What the organisation did– Strong, effective recruitment branding has been created with a website for senior posts. Changes to its generic site give candidates more information about careers at the council. – Streamlined press advertising, signposting people to one web portal in the borough, resulted in a 100 per cent increase in hits– The council is working with a range of agencies to improve diversity and tackle skills shortages. It launched a major work-life balance initiative that attracted 3,000 hits in two weeks on its intranet site and includes training for all managers and the roll-out of flexible working.Benefits and achievements– Savings of 350,000 per annum on recruitment advertising and doubling hits to the recruitment site– Stabilising employee turnover and keeping it below 10 per cent– Increasing the diversity profile of the workforce by recruiting more women, ethnic minorities and young people– An increase of 20 per cent in positive employee feedback.Belinda Kent-Lemon says: “Doncaster has worked incredibly hard to improve its performance and build an employer brand under the exemplary leadership of its mayor. Its ageing workforce has been supplemented by a recruitment campaign successfully focused on diversity to reflect the community, and it has worked hard to achieve better work-life balance and increased flexibility for staff retention. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

College Football Playoff team’s released

first_img Beau Lund December 20, 2020 /Sports News – National College Football Playoff team’s released Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoel Auerbach/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The College Football Playoff participants have been announced.Top ranked Alabama will face fourth ranked Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas  at 5:00 p.m. ET on January 1. The game was supposed to be played at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, but was moved because of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in southern California, according to the Rose Bowl.Second ranked Clemson will face third ranked Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl at 8:45 p.m. ET on January 1. Both games will be on ESPN. Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State all won their conference championship on Saturday. Notre Dame lost to Clemson in the ACC championship. This is the sixth appearance for both Alabama and Clemson. Both team have won the title twice. Clemson has beaten Alabama twice in the College Football Playoff Championship game. This will be the Buckeyes third appearance. They won the first ever title game in 2014. The Fighting Irish make its second appearance in the playoff. They lost the 2018 Cotton Bowl to Clemson in their first appearance. The College Football Playoff Championship will be played on January 11 at in Miami. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more