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Friday Funnies – The Kurtley Beale falcon

first_imgFriday Sep 10, 2010 Friday Funnies – The Kurtley Beale falcon It’s almost been a week since the incredible test match between the Boks and the Wallabies in Bloemfontein. Who will ever forget the way the game was won, with Kurtley Beale slotting the match winning kick. He will be remembered for another great moment too though, this classic falcon a few minutes from time. ADVERTISEMENTYoung Kurtley Beale has been moved around a lot throughout his short career. A star junior, Beale was touted to make the transition as a top class flyhalf. Things didn’t quite go to plan though, despite coaches desperate to get a man of his talent on the park.He’s played flyhalf, centre, and now finds himself at fullback, a position he’s shone at of late. The man himself says he’s just happy to be in the mix. “Wherever I’m needed I’ll be more than happy to help out, but at the moment we’ve got Quade, Berrick Barnes, Matt Giteau and Anthony Faingaa at flyhalf and centre,” said Beale.“I want to concentrate on one position, though. If you get chucked around you don’t work on the little things you need to pay attention to.”In the last two tests he’s showed his flair, with one break in particular at Loftus Versfeld tearing through the heart of the Springbok defense. It was in Bloemfontein though that we all witnessed this classic falcon (an Aussie term for being hit in the head by the ball).It led to three points for the Springboks, and high embarrassment for Beale, but the measure of the man was seen only a few minutes later as he stepped to slot the winner penalty from over 50 meters out.“I didnt know who was supposed to take the kick; I was busy looking for Gits, but hed left the field. But most of the guys wanted me to take the kick, and I knew I had to stick to the process and not worry about the crowd. I hit it well, but I saw it drifting and I had to wait until the touchies raised the flags,” said Beale afterwards.ADVERTISEMENT“Its definitely a career highlight. To win a match for the Wallabies, it doesnt get better.”Coach Robbie Deans was full of praise for his side, and for Beale, who he had faith in.“I knew it was always going to be a good prospect with KB [Beale],” Deans said. “It must have been pretty humiliating to take a ball in the head in front of a capacity crowd, but he showed a lot to nail that kick,” he added.Both are classic moments from a fantastic test match, so this clip captures a bit of both.ADVERTISEMENTTime: 01:08 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 12 WEEKS AGO The results of face-swapping Six Nations… 12 WEEKS AGO Bristol have released another ridiculous… 13 WEEKS AGO WATCH: 120kg prop leaves Scottish player…last_img read more

Labour Without Welfare Measures Constitutes ‘Forced Labour’ Under Article 23 Of Constitution : Plea In SC Against Dilution Of Labour Laws [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesLabour Without Welfare Measures Constitutes ‘Forced Labour’ Under Article 23 Of Constitution : Plea In SC Against Dilution Of Labour Laws [Read Petition] Akshita Saxena20 May 2020 12:45 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of the notifications/ ordinances issued by various State Governments, suspending the operation of certain labour laws with respect to working hours, wages, health and safety conditions. The PIL has been filed by a law student, Nandini Praveen through Advocate Nishe Rajen Shonker,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of the notifications/ ordinances issued by various State Governments, suspending the operation of certain labour laws with respect to working hours, wages, health and safety conditions. The PIL has been filed by a law student, Nandini Praveen through Advocate Nishe Rajen Shonker, assailing relaxation of labour laws in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Assam, for having been issued without any authority of the law. It is primarily contended that Central labour laws cannot be abridged by way of executive orders issued by the states. The Petitioner has thus sought quashing of the impugned laws to the extent they are violative of the Constitutional principles and strict implementation of the Central Laws such as the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the Factories Act, 1948, the Code of Wages Act, 2019 and all other laws on labour issues. Not a Public Emergency Under Factories Act As per the Petitioner, the provisions of the Factories Act can be diluted only in case of public emergency, whereby the security of India or of any part of the territory thereof is threatened, whether by war or external aggression of internal disturbance (in terms of Section 5 of the Factories Act). In this case however it is submitted that no such public emergency exists and therefore, judicial interference is warranted. “In the case on hand there is no internal disturbance. The inconvenience caused to the public at large and the administration due to the strict lockdown guidelines imposed by the Central and state government cannot be termed as an internal disturbance. There is no situation of ‘domestic chaos’ as well. The security of the states is not being threatened. The current situation, allegedly the reason for the states to exempt factories from the purview of the Factories Act, cannot take the colour of security threat,” the plea states. It is further stated that the purpose of the Factories Act is not to deal with the economic impact over factories, created by the situations like pandemic. It was enacted “to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories,” as evident from the Preamble of the Act itself. “Therefore, the state governments cannot invoke Section 5 of the Factories Act in the guise of reviving the Industries hit by the lockdown in place at the cost of the lives of the workers,” the Petitioner has contended. Room for Exploitation of Labour The plea states that if the labour laws remain suspended, labours will be put to sheer exploitation in terms of working hours, wages, health and safety conditions, everyday. In this backdrop it is submitted that “the impugned laws are passed without adequate determining principle and are irrational. The relaxation of labour welfare measures is disproportionate and excessive and are liable to be set aside under the manifest arbitrariness test.” Constitutes Forced Labour The plea further states that the impugned laws, by suspending welfare and health measures of workers and by increasing work hours constitute forced labour, which is in violation of Article 23 of the Constitution. “Every form of forced labour ‘begar’ or otherwise, is within the inhibition of Article 23 and it makes no difference whether the person who is forced to give his labour or service to another is remunerated or not. Even if remuneration is paid, labour supplied by a person would be hit by this Article if it is forced labour, that is, labour supplied not willingly but as a result of force or compulsion,” the plea states in light of the Supreme Court ruling in People’s Union for Democratic Rights v. Union of India, AIR 1982 SC 1473. Affects Right to Health It is also submitted, in light of the Supreme Court’s verdict in Sunil Batra v. Delhi Administration, AIR 1978 SC 1675, that the right to health is a part of the right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution and the same cannot be diluted. It is further submitted that the Government is duty bound to secure the health and strength of workers and to secure just and humane conditions of work in terms of Article 39(e) and Article 42 of the Constitution, respectively. Right to minimum wage It is pointed out that certain states, such as the state of UP, have also abolished the provisions for payment of minimum wages, which is an integral part of right to life. Thus it is submitted that the impugned laws are violative of the principles laid down in Peoples Union for Democratic Rights v. Union of India 1982 AIR SC 1473, as also Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution. Violation of International Laws The Petitioner points out that the impugned laws are also in contravention of international framework on labour laws, such as the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, etc. In this backdrop it is submitted, “It is settled that “the provisions of the Treaties/Conventions which are not contrary to Municipal laws, be deemed to have been incorporated in the domestic law” as held in T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad v. Union of India (2012) 4 SCC 362. Therefore, the impugned laws cannot violate international labour standards which India has ratified and made part of the municipal law.” Petition is drawn by Advocates Aruna A., Thulasi K. Raj, Maitreyi S. Hegde, Laila Thasnim, Vinayak G. Menon and settled by Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj A similar plea, seeking quashing of the government notifications issued for relaxation of labour laws, was moved before the Supreme Court last week. The said petition states that the notifications issued by States of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to relax provisions of labour laws are benevolent legislations which are intended to protect the “Oppressed Class” by the “Oppressor Class”. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition 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

Suspected firearms recovered from house in Derry

first_img Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – June 15, 2020 Twitter Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Suspected firearms recovered from house in Derry Previous articleFace masks next big step in fight against Covid-19 – HarrisNext articleCatholic confirmations to resume but not as we know them News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook A number of suspected firearms have been recovered from a property in Waterloo Street in Derry. Police received a report shortly before 5am this morning and as a precaution, ATO was also called to the scene to examine the items, which have been taken away for further examination.A man, aged 24, and a woman, aged 28, have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and they both remain in custody at this time.Waterloo Street has since reopened. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Harvey Weinstein seeking dismissal of top rape charge against him

first_imgJefferson Siegel/Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys plan to ask a Manhattan judge this week to dismiss the most serious sex assault charge filed against him, according to a new court filing.The lawyers are going to argue that the embattled movie mogul had an ongoing romantic relationship with the unnamed accuser whose account prompted Weinstein’s indictment on rape charges.Weinstein’s lawyers intend to argue that the first-degree rape charge is invalid because his relationship with an unnamed accuser continued after the date of the alleged attack.In order to demonstrate that the relationship was consensual, the lawyers want to submit to the judge in his criminal case a cache of several dozen emails Weinstein allegedly traded with the accuser.Weinstein’s criminal attorney, Ben Brafman, faces a Friday deadline to file the pre-trial motion in New York seeking the dismissal of the rape charge.Defense attorneys intend to urge the criminal court judge to dismiss the top charge on the basis that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. did not follow rules requiring prosecutors to bring potentially exculpatory information to the grand jury before an indictment is voted on.A spokesperson for D.A. Vance declined comment.The new documents were filed Wednesday in a bankruptcy court in Delaware.The emails in question were allegedly sent and received through Weinstein’s official company email account.After he was fired, his lawyers gained access to the emails, but a bankruptcy judge overseeing the dissolution of The Weinstein Co. issued a protective order banning the attorneys from disseminating them.Weinstein was indicted in May and July by a Manhattan grand jury on charges that he sexually assaulted three women.Among the charges is one count of first-degree rape and another for third-degree rape, both in connection with one alleged encounter on March 18, 2013, at a hotel on Manhattan’s East Side.Weinstein is also facing additional sex assault charges, but those are not addressed in Wednesday’s court filing.“The emails are to be attached as exhibits to pre-trial motions — which must be filed in the Supreme Court of New York County no later than August 3, 2018, seeking a dismissal of the indictment for, among other reasons, the failure of the prosecutor to advise the grand jury of the substance of exculpatory communications made by the one of three complaining witnesses underlying the counts of the indictment and contained in the emails,” Weinstein’s attorneys wrote in the bankruptcy court filing.“It is Mr. Weinstein’s belief that these emails are material and exculpatory, and the failure of the district attorney to provide this evidence to the grand jury warrants a dismissal of the indictment.”Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and has said through his attorneys that any sexual encounters he had with women over the years were consensual.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Frank Nelson confirms Hearts appeal

first_imgBoard member of Hearts of Oak, Frank Nelson has confirmed the club has used their option of appealing against the ban given to them by the Disciplinary Committee of the football association.The Phobians have been handed a three match empty stadium ban as well as seeing two officials of the club being banned from all football related activities.Nelson has admitted the supporters were wrong in their acts but has pleaded with the disciplinary committee to tamper justice with mercy.“We had 72 hours to appeal which happens to be from Thursday to Tuesday and we have shown respect by allowing our two gentlemen concede and plead guilty and Accra Hearts of Oak we equally came out officially to rebuke our supporters that we do not accept the act of violence because we all know the history of violence in this country,” he told Joy Sports“The authorities need to look at it and find a way to resolve this issues.”“We don’t say we don’t deserve to be punish because we have accepted that we have committed an offence but again let look at it and see the way it will be moderate because you can’t play Accra Hearts of Oak in an empty stadium for three matches.”  “So we appealing to the disciplinary committee to tamper justice with mercy.”Hearts will be hoping for a favorable response before they host Hasaacas at the Accra Sports stadium next week. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Factual Friday: January 10, 2014

first_imgSource: Carter, Phillip. 2013. Expanding the Net: Building Mental Health Care Capacity for Veterans. Center for a New American Security, 1-13.This post is part of a series of Factual Friday posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.last_img


first_img* The Australian Touch Association’s monthly newsletter for July 2004 has been uploaded onto the homepage. Go to ‘Newsletters’ and then follow the links. These newsletters will be uploaded regularly. * Local touch associations should check out Wallsend Touch’s website …a great example of a local association working to develop touch information and news for their region. Have a look at the `Wolves Web’ for ideas on pushing your own sites for interest, information and sponsorship possibilities. * The Australian Government and the Australian Sports Commission provide travel and accommodation assistance for elite indigenous athletes, have a look at the full story if you think they might be able to provide assistance for you! * Work is continuing on re-designing the My ClubTouch website, from all examples passed my way it’s looking good, we’ll let you know when it replaces the current version! * The Austouch program may be up and in some states but be prepared for the National launch of the junior touch program. It will be taking place at the 18 years Nationals on September 15 in Coffs Harbour. * Semester 2 touch has begun for Eastern Uni Games champs Uni of Canberra, check out their website for more info. Also, the UC Otters are seeking financial sponsorship for their trip to the Australian Games, as no doubt many other Uni’s are, why not consider sponsorship? Contact them for more information. * WA are working on a brand new SuB boX, the forum on their website. Should be available for use sometime this week. * Scott Mitchell is dominating in the NSWTA Sydney Championships Best and Fairest voting for the Mens Open. The Western Suburbs star has scored nine votes after just three matches. Not a bad effort really. Cronulla are leading the Womens Open division and after four rounds in the Womens U/23’s Cronulla, Wallsend and Wollongong all remain undefeated. See NSW touch for more results and statistics. * Round 1 of South Australia’s State League was scheduled to be played on Friday the 6th of August; unfortunately downpours of rain and flash flooding throughout the state were a slight hindrance. The round was postponed but the competition will continue this weekend. While it may have frustrated touch organisers and players, the rain was no doubt welcomed! * The Victorian Touch Association is pleased to announce the following appointments for the 2004 Australia Cup tournaments: Men’s 30’s Coach – Simon Stuart Men’s 30’s Assistant Coach – David Regenspurger Women’s 23s Co-Coaches – Brendan Pollock/Dwain Lindsay Men’s 23s Coach – Rei Eder Women’s 30s Manager – Steve Merchant * State of Origin just four days away! The 20 Years Youth World Cup selection day just six days away! Keep an eye on ATA’s homepage for all the upcoming information and stories. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img


first_imgThe June edition of the ATA’s online newsletter ‘Touch-e-Talk’ has been released. To view the newsletter please click here:TOUCH-e-TALK JUNE EDITION The June edition contains some great feature articles on All Nations players and coaches, as well as coaching information, drills, facts and photographs. To view archived editions of the newsletter, simply use the ‘Newsletter’ link on the left hand side of the hompeage. If you would like to join the email database for this newsletter, send your email address to [email protected]last_img

Hunters face fines after 50 dead caribou found in Northwest Territories

first_imgAPTN National NewsOfficers with the Northwest Territories department of natural resources say the remains of at least 50 caribou have been uncovered.It’s believed they were left behind after a recent hunt.The remains included meat suitable for food, including legs above the knee, rumps and ribs.The caribou were found near the small community of Gameti, a popular hunting spot.The officers are asking for the public’s help in finding the hunters who may face fines.last_img

Podcast The Greatest Dynasty Of All NBA Free Agency And AllStar Baseball

If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (July 7, 2015), we discuss whether the U.S. women’s national soccer team is a dynasty, review NBA free agency and turn to the MLB All-Star Game. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: Serena Williams’s great record in the third set of matches.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:Nate Silver says the U.S. women’s national team may be the greatest World Cup dynasty of all time.Jill Ellis was the villain — and then she fixed it all!The Mavs get DeAndre Jordan.Neil Paine on the Royals dominating the All-Star Game.Significant Digit: Serena Williams’s 17 straight wins when she reaches the third set. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS read more