NewsBreaking newsVideoWatch: Trump lands at Shannon AirportBy Bernie English – June 5, 2019 641 US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has touched down at Shannon Airport with his wife, First Lady Melania.The President did not, as expected, arrive on board Airforce One but landed a few minutes behind the official jet on another plane.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was greeted on the runway by, among others, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The two leaders are now due to have a meeting at the airport before the President and his entourage leave by helicopter for Trump’s hotel and golf resort at Doonbeg.Protests which had been arranged for his arrival were held a short distance from the airport and a €10 million security operation has been put in place for the visit. Advertisement TAGSClareDonald TrumpfeaturedlimerickLimerick City and CountyShannon airportUnited States of americaUS PresidentVisit Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleThanks Brother from Live At The DocklandsNext articleLimerick City and County Council hosts Traveller Pride event celebrating cross-community cooperation Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
Top Stories[NCDRC]Appointments Made By Centre Pursuant To March 11 Circular Will Be Subject To Court Order:Bombay HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 April 2020 9:04 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court through its Nagpur bench has issued notices to the Union of India, the Ministry of Finance, Union Law Ministry, Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the state Government of Maharashtra on a petition challenging the New Tribunal Rules 2020. The said Rules notified by the Central government last month, prescribe the procedure for appointments, qualifications,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court through its Nagpur bench has issued notices to the Union of India, the Ministry of Finance, Union Law Ministry, Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the state Government of Maharashtra on a petition challenging the New Tribunal Rules 2020. The said Rules notified by the Central government last month, prescribe the procedure for appointments, qualifications, eligibility, etc. of Members to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions (NCDRC). The plea filed by Madhukar Ganpat Kukde, President of Citizen Forum for Equality and by and Advocate AM Kazi, President of Consumer Forum Bar Association, Nagpur, alleges that the procedure prescribed thereunder is in violation of the Supreme Court’s order in Rojer Mathew v. South India Bank Ltd. & Ors. Tribunal Rules 2020 : Old Wine In New Bottle? In the said case, the Supreme Court had stressed on the importance of “judicial impact assessment of tribunals” and had held that the impugned method of appointment had impact on independence of judiciary. During the course of hearing in the present case, Advocate Dr. Tushar Mandlekar, counsel for the Petitioner, argued before the court that the impugned Rules are derogatory to the Constitutional Principles laid down by the Supreme Court regarding “Separation of Powers” and “Independence of Judiciary” inasmuch as it creates “Search Cum Selection Committee” comprising of two executives of the union government amounting to excessive interference of the executive in appointment of judges in these Tribunals. Further, he alleged that the impugned Rules create an unreasonable requirement of 25 years of experience of professional working in the field of Commerce, Education, Economics, Business, Law, Administration, etc. aimed at appointing retired bureaucrats to the post of Members in Tribunals. He also pointed out that the mandatory provision for “one woman judge” has been done away with. The Petitioner has further pleaded on the following grounds: i)Rules are contrary to the Parent Legislation of Respective Tribunals by which specific eligibility criteria for appointments of members is providedii)Rules exclude lawyers with experience of 10 to 25 years from making an application to the post of Member Judge where as he is qualified to be appointed as High Court Judge u/a 217 of Constitution of India.iii)There is no requirement of educational qualification as mandated in law.iv)The upper age of retirement of 65 years as Judge in Tribunal is violative of Section 20 and Rules 12-A made u/s Section 30 of Consumer Protection Act 1986 as well as section 184 of Finance Act 2017 in which retirement age is 67 years.v)The “Judicial Member” and “Non-Judicial Member” post are not categorized and one singular definition of Member is introduced creating “unreasonable classification” between applicants who are High Court Judges, District Court Judges and ordinary citizen, therefore violative of Article 14 of Constitution of India.vi)The third category of eligible person other than judges does not mandate any “adjudicatory and educational qualification” but requires on 25 years of working experience. Inter alia, the petitioners have also challenged the Vacancy circular dated March 11, 2020, inviting applications for the appointment of 6 Post of Members in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi, based on the impugned Rules. While issuing notices hence, the High Court bench comprising of Justice AS Chandurkar ordered that any appointments made pursuant to the abovementioned circular, will be subject to the outcome of this petition. The matter will now be taken up on April 21. Case Details: Case Title: Madhukar Ganpat Kukde & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. Case No.: WP No. 1573/2020 Quorum: Justice AS Chandurkar Appearance: Advocate TD Mandlekar and R Malviya (for Petitioner); ASGI Ulhas Aurangabadkar (for Union Government); Advocate Sumant Deopujari (Government Pleader for State) 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. 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The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2017–2018 academic year through our annual open call. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2017–2018 in residence in Cambridge, Mass., as part of the Center’s vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet’s most important and compelling issues.Applications will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.We invite applications from people working on a broad range of opportunities and challenges related to Internet and society, which may overlap with ongoing work at the Berkman Klein Center and may expose our community to new opportunities and approaches. We encourage applications from scholars, practitioners, innovators, engineers, artists, and others committed to understanding and advancing the public interest who come from — and have interest in — countries industrialized or developing, with ideas, projects, or activities in all phases on a spectrum from incubation to reflection.Through this annual open call, we seek to advance our collective work and give it new direction, and to deepen and broaden our networked community across backgrounds, disciplines, cultures, and home bases. We welcome you to read more about the program below, and to consider joining us as a fellow! Read Full Story
Bats may have a reputation for being spooky, but University of Georgia researchers say a world without bats would be absolutely terrifying.Bats play a vital role in the ecosystem and help reduce the population of pest insects and boost pollination. According to Bat Conservation International, a nongovernmental organization, bats save Americans around $3.7 billion a year by reducing pest control costs and decreasing crop damage. To celebrate all that bats do in the ecosystem, Bat Conservation International has dubbed Oct. 24-31 Bat Week.“Our native bats truly go to ‘bat’ for us in controlling pesky insects,” said Nick Fuhrman, a wildlife educator and associate professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Not only do bats eat thousands of insects in a night, but they’re just neat to look at too. You’ll often see them flying near you at night, not to bite you, but because our movements stir up insects that they’re munching on.”Georgia is home to 16 species of bats and about half of those have experienced population loss or are listed as endangered or threatened species due to habitat loss. There are several ways that Georgians can be better neighbors to bats, but the most important is to give them someplace to roost, said Kristen Lear, a doctoral candidate in UGA’s integrative conservation program.“One of the main things a person can do to attract bats is installing a good bat house,” said Lear.“It’s also helpful to leave dead trees up for roosting space, keep cats indoors, create a body of water like a pond or stream for them to drink out of and garden in bat-friendly ways.”Bat houses are available from online retailers, but they’re also fairly simple to build. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has provided instructions for building a basic bat box, available at youtu.be/QfALPbYoq_Q.Whether it’s a homemade or store-bought bat box, each house should be installed 10 to 20 feet off the ground. Mounting it on a building or tree usually works well. The house should be put in an area where it will have full sun exposure during the daytime. Bats might not move into the bat house right away, and because it may even take a few years, Lear suggests patience. The good news is that the better constructed and located a bat house is, the more likely that it will be inhabited. For more information visit batcon.org/resources/getting-involved/bat-houses.Building a more bat-friendly yard is another easy way to help. It involves many of the same tactics as building a pollinator-friendly landscape.The Bat Conservation Trust recommends the following to attract bats:Leave areas of the landscape untreated so that insects and bats have a safe place to feed and rest.Include flowers that differ in color, fragrance and shape.Plant light-colored flowers that attract insects at dusk, when bats like to eat.Grow verbena, Mexican aster, evening primrose, feverfew and mallow, excellent fall flowers that help attract bats.Provide a body of water like a pond or stream for drinking water.For more information on gardening for bats, visit www.bats.org.uk/pages/encouraging_bats.html. The more variety in a garden, and the less intensively it’s managed, the more bats it will attract. For more information about Bat Week visit batcon.org.