Donegal hauliers say they will bring country to a standstill next month

first_img Donegal hauliers say they will bring country to a standstill next month Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Twitter News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 30, 2012 WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Previous articleSurgical clinic cancelled at Letterkenny General Hospital this morningNext articleTwo thousand turnout for Bloody Sunday 40th anniversary march News Highland Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Protesters from Donegal have confirmed plans to bring the country to a standstill next month in their campaign against rising taxes and austerity measures.During the week of February 20, lorry drivers from the county will join other hauliers from around the country to converge on the capital, with a plan to block all roads around the city that morning.It’s understood up to 400 lorry drivers have expressed an interest in taking part in the Dublin gridlock plans with sources suggesting even more than that could be involved. WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘Failure To Comply With Section 5-A OF Land Acquisition Act Vitiates Acquisition proceedings’: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates’Failure To Comply With Section 5-A OF Land Acquisition Act Vitiates Acquisition proceedings’: Bombay HC [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain7 April 2020 1:45 AMShare This – x’Failure to comply with the provisions of section 5-A of the Land Acquisition Act (hearing of objections of the owner/interested person) results in vitiation of the acquisition proceedings’, reinforced the Bombay High Court on Friday. In the present case, the petitioner had sought to demonstrate that the work of extension of the road could be undertaken without acquiring his land…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?Login’Failure to comply with the provisions of section 5-A of the Land Acquisition Act (hearing of objections of the owner/interested person) results in vitiation of the acquisition proceedings’, reinforced the Bombay High Court on Friday.  In the present case, the petitioner had sought to demonstrate that the work of extension of the road could be undertaken without acquiring his land as proposed. It is the grievance of the petitioner that he was not granted any personal hearing nor was his objection considered. Moreover, the Notification under section 6 of the Act came to be published by which his land stood acquired. The petitioner subsequently raised another objection to the acquisition. Since no cognisance was taken of that either, the HC was moved. “The right of a landowner to raise objections to acquisition proceedings under Section 5-A of the said Act is well recognised…It is thus seen that Section-5-A of the said Act confers a valuable right in favour of a person whose lands are to be acquired. If objection to the acquisition proceedings are raised, same have to be adjudicated by indicating brief reasons which could demonstrate objective application of mind to the entire record”, observed the court. The bench noted that in the present case, there is no material whatsoever produced on record to indicate that the petitioner was duly heard on the objections raised by him or that those objections were adjudicated upon. There is nothing on record to indicate application of mind by the Special Land Acquisition Officer to those objections or any material indicating reasons for their rejection. “Without adverting to the objections as such the Special Land Acquisition Officer has proceeded further with the acquisition proceedings. This has thus vitiated the entire process of acquisition”, court concluded. The Division Bench considered that it was urged on behalf of the respondents that the petitioner in his objection had indicated his inclination to receive compensation at the rate of Rs.8000/- per sq. ft. for the land and Rs.1000/- per sq. ft. for the constructed portion. “The same would not mean that the petitioner did not intend to pursue his objection and had given up the same”, the HC decided. The bench also could not accept the submission that the objections raised by the petitioner were without any merits- “It was for the Special Land Acquisition Officer to have applied his mind to the objections as raised and to have taken a decision on the same. This Court cannot undertake the exercise of examining the said objections in absence of same not being considered by the Special Land Acquisition Officer” “There is no other option but to declare that the entire process of acquisition pursuant to the Notification issued under Section 4 of the said Act (…) has been vitiated. The said proceedings are accordingly set aside. Needless to state that the respondents are free to take further steps for acquiring said land if advised in accordance with law…Rule is made absolute in aforesaid terms”, declared the HC.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

Marc Etches – GambleAware – Working towards the prevention of gambling related harm

first_img Two weeks ago, GambleAware published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling related harm.The charity, formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering with the problem, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by funding research, education and treatment services.We caught up with Marc Etches, CEO at GambleAware, to find out more about the new five-year strategy, the costs involved with treating ‘top tier’ problem gamblers, and the lessons learned from last summer’s Gamble Aware week.SBC: How does your new strategy impact those suffering from gambling related harm? ME: GambleAware’s top priority has and always been to provide help and support for those who suffer from gambling related harm. The new strategy seeks to reiterate that and expand on certain areas, primarily through the promotion of the GambleAware.org website, as a means of working towards prevention of gambling related harm.We want to make sure that people know about GambleAware, and that if they need help there is somewhere they can go for free support. Through the publication of the strategy, we hope to make more people aware of GambleAware.org and the help available to them.SBC: You stated your ambition to raise £10 million a year from those who profit from the gambling industry; do you believe this is achievable?ME: The latest figures from the Gambling Commission show gross profits of £13.6 billion last year. We ask operators to give us just 0.1% of that, which would already amount to some £11 million after adjusting for National Lottery’s existing investment in good causes.When you add to that our ambition to secure additional funding from other organisations which profit from gambling, such as commercial broadcasters and professional sports teams, we are confident we will achieve this sum.SBC: The number of problem gamblers in the UK is estimated to be around 250,000, with a further 470,000 at moderate risk; how are you able to estimate this information accurately?ME: We rely on Gambling Commission figures, which are based on regular health surveys in England and Scotland, and a recent survey on gambling participation and problem gambling in Wales. However, we are conscious that the sample size limits the accuracy of these estimates, and that the different methods used to gather the data may affect the ability to compare these figures from year to year.Whether the figure is higher or lower than the 250,000 stated, we know there is a significant number of people who may need help and support to address their gambling problem, and many more who may be affected by someone else’s gambling and its consequences.GambleAware-funded treatment providers currently see just 3% of problem gamblers, so have set ourselves a goal to triple that, which will bring us close to the number which international studies suggest might seek help with their gambling problems.SBC: You outlined the services you expect to commission as part of the new five-year strategy; what are the costs involved for a tier four ‘problem gambler’?ME: We’re committed to getting everyone who seeks help from GambleAware-funded treatment services to the right level of intensity of treatment. For many, this may be a simple, brief intervention, or a longer period of counselling; others may have other mental health issues which require more complex care from clinical psychologists or psychiatrists; and for some, residential treatment is the most effective approach.While residential care is necessarily more expensive than brief intervention, we understand that for some people an extended period of treatment away from their usual environment is necessary for recovery. We are developing a common screening tool and care pathways in collaboration with all GambleAware-funded treatment providers, so that wherever it is across this network that someone needing our help first gets in touch, we get them to the most appropriate treatment option for them.SBC: Finally, how successful was ‘Gamble Aware week’ in the summer, and did you use information learned from this to guide parts of your new strategy?ME: Gamble Aware week was an initiative of the Association of British Bookmakers, which we were pleased to support. Next year, we hope that it will expand to involve all sectors of the industry, and we are discussing this with the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling. The ABB shared the results of their efforts with us, and we will certainly want to learn any lessons which their experience offers.We’ve been working with operators who are members of all five of the trade associations which form IGRG on several industry wide initiatives to share and develop best practice around messaging and staff training, so we already have a strong foundation of industry-wide cooperation to deliver social responsibility on which to base Gamble Aware Week 2017. StumbleUpon Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Related Articles YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more