Top StoriesSC Says No Coercive Action Against Employers In Two Pleas Challenging MHA Order On Full Payment Of Wages; No Interim Order In Connected Cases Live Law News Network15 May 2020 6:54 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Government on a batch of petitions challenging the direction passed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on March 29 directing employers to pay full wages to workers without deduction during lockdown.However, in two case, the bench issued an interim order restraining coercive action against the employer for a period of one week…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 Friday issued notice to the Central Government on a batch of petitions challenging the direction passed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on March 29 directing employers to pay full wages to workers without deduction during lockdown.However, in two case, the bench issued an interim order restraining coercive action against the employer for a period of one week for non-payment of wages as per MHA direction.”No coercive action shall be taken in the meantime”, ordered a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Sanjay Kishen Kaul and B R Gavai while issuing notice to Centre returnable within a week in the writ petition filed by Hand Tools Manufacturers Association(petition and order appended below). Similar order against coercive action was passed in a writ petition filed by Indian Jute Mills Association as well. At the same time, the same bench did not pass any interim order and issued notices returnable next week in the similar petitions filed by Ficus Pax Private Ltd, Ludhiana Hand Tools Association, The Twin City Industrial Employers Association, Rajasthan Steel Chamber, Instruments and Chemicals Private Ltd and others, Chamber of Small Industry Association and others, Kerala State Small Industries Association, Federation of Industries and Association, All India Federation of Master Printers, Teknomin Construction Limited and Garments Exports Manufacturing Association and others.While the petition filed by Hand Tools Manufacturers Association(in which interim order was passed) was listed as item number 9 before the bench, the other cases were listed as items 25 and 27 to 35.All these petitions challenged the order issued by Home Secretary on March 29 invoking powers under Section 10(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, which directed as follows :”All the employees, be it in the Industry or in the shops and commercial establishments, shall make payment of wages of their workers, at their work places, on the due date, without any deduction, for the period their establishments are under closure during the lockdown”The MHA direction was challenged as unreasonable and arbitrary and as violative of the fundamental right to trade and business of the employers. Since operations are completely shut down during the lockdown, it is impossible for the employers to continue to bear the burden of full salary of employees, the petitioners submitted.The petitioners also raised the argument that the impugned direction was beyond the scope of powers conferred under the Disaster Management Act.”Interpreting Section 10(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act 2005 as conferring power on the Central Government to direct Private Establishment to make full payment of wages to the employees during the lockdown period is arbitrary and violative of Articles 14, 19(1)(g) and 300A of the Constitution of India”, said one of the pleas.[LiveLaw had earlier reported that the SC had restrained coercive action on the MHA order. This was based on the inputs in the ‘Hand Tools Manufacturers Case’. However, there arose a confusion in the light of reports that no interim order was passed in the connected cases. In this backdrop, LiveLaw had taken down the previous report to avoid further misunderstanding. This report is published after getting clarity on the matter from the orders uploaded in the SC site. The confusion caused earlier is deeply regretted]Click here to download the Order in ‘Hand Tools Manufacturers Case’ (where there is interim order)Click here to download the petition filed by ‘Hand Tools Manufacturers Case’Click here to download the Order in ‘Indian Jute Mills Association Case’ (where there is interim order)Cases in which only notice was issued :Click here to download the Order in Ficus Pax caseClick here to download the Order in Ludhiana Hand Tools caseClick here to download Order in Rajasthan Steel ChamberClick here to download the Order in Instruments and Chemicals Pvt Ltd CaseClick here to download the Order in NCR Chamber of Commerce and IndustryClick here to download the Order in Teknomin Construction IndustryClick here to download the Order in Garments Exports Manufacturing Association and othersClick here to download the Order in Kerala State Small Industries AssociationClick here to download the Order in the Federation of Industries and AssociationClick here to download the Order in the All India Federation of Master PrintersRead OrderNext Story
This weekend, Jamiroquai will perform their first U.S. show in thirteen years at the 19th annual Coachella in Indio, California. Earlier this morning, the festival announced they would live stream Jamiroquai’s set, in addition to over 70+ other performers during the first weekend of the festival. Ahead of the big performance, Jay Kay and company will head to The Late Late Show With James Corden for a late-night national television guest spot on Thursday, April 12. Don’t miss it!In addition to marking their first U.S. shows in more than a decade, Jamiroquai’s Coachella performances are the first of four total confirmed American shows this year. In between Coachella sets (April 13 & 20), Jay Kay and company will head to San Francisco to perform the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 17. On September 8, the band will head to New York City to perform the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. Additionally, Suwannee Hulaween recently revealed the dates for their 2018 festival with a short animated video and snuck in a massive hint pointing to Jamiroquai as their 2018 headliner. In the clip, the band’s familiar silhouette symbol appears in the corner of the frame, suggesting that Jamiroquai will be performing at the sixth annual event.It’s been over a year since Jamiroquai announced their triumphant return after spending years outside the spotlight. In March of 2017, the group released Automaton, a follow up to 2010’s Rock Dust Light Star marking the band’s eighth studio album. To complement their new album, the funk favorites embarked on a global tour, hitting Tokyo and Seoul in addition to major cities across Europe. However, North American cities were conspicuously left off of Jamiroquai’s 2017 comeback tour, leading many to hope that 2018 will see the group hitting the U.S. Here we are, with four shows and a late-night television slot on the books, and it feels damn good.[H/T JamBase]
The luxury home in Hendra, Brisbane.A north facing entertaining area complete with outdoor kitchen overlooks the landscaped gardens and in-ground pool. The home was on the market for just one day.Seebohm hasn’t moved far, having been based in Hendra since 2012.She had paid $570,000 for her three-bedroom home, months before she won silver in the London Olympic Games in the 100-metre backstroke. Swimmers Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin.THE golden couple of the pool, Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm, have dived into home ownership together.The power couple, who have been dating since 2015, have settled on a home together, which, of course, comes complete with a pool.The world champion swimmers have paid $1,375,000 for a luxury home in Hendra on the edge of Brisbane’s inner ring.The home, set behind a 400-year-old imported front door, was built three years ago.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoSpanning two levels, the home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a home office, cinema room with wet bar and a 400-bottle wine cellar.
Final line: 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists.Jones … OAKLAND – As the Warriors attempt to fine tune in the preseason, the competition for the team’s opening starting center is starting to heat up.In Saturday’s 114-110 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, hopefuls Damian Jones (who got the starting nod), Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell each had a chance to make an impression for the role.Here’s a breakdown of each player’s performance.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Damian Jones
Robben Island, a barren 2-kilometre-longpiece of rock in Table Bay off the coast ofCape Town, is world-famous as the placewhere Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for18 of his 27 years in jail.(Image: South African Tourism)Janine ErasmusVisitors to South Africa now have their own personal tour guide permanently on call, with the launch of the innovative new Mobiguide – a service that allows tourists to download multimedia tour guides to popular destinations onto their mobile phones, laptops and other portable media players.From its official inception in October 2007 to the launch at popular tourist destination Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town in March this year, Mobiguide has already generated much interest.For R30 (about $8 or €12 at current exchange rates), plus service provider charges, visitors can download audiovisual tourism guides that enhance the experience of visiting some of South Africa’s most popular destinations. Content ranges from the Stellenbosch wine route, Robben Island and Kirstenbosch in Cape Town to Soweto, Newtown and Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. There are also guides on South Africa’s famous Big Five safari experience.On average the clips run for around four minutes and feature original footage and historical clips from national archives, as well as narrative and music. Clips can be previewed and downloaded at the tourist destinations themselves, from the Mobiguide website, or by going to http://www.mobiguide.tv/ on a mobile browser.The guides are currently available in several languages, including English, French, German and Mandarin. These were specifically chosen, says Mobiguide’s IT director Dan Seidman, based on statistics of tourists to South Africa.“We actually found that Dutch is the second most commonly spoken language among South African visitors,” says Seidman, “but Dutch people generally speak very good English and are not averse to using English-language products. French covers not only France but also the Francophone countries in Africa. The Asian tourist market is growing very quickly, and we found that tourists speaking Mandarin Chinese often don’t have a fluent grasp of English – they indicated that they would like the product to be made available in their own language.”Seidman says that new languages are in the pipeline, among them Portuguese, Italian and Spanish, and local languages Zulu, Sotho and Xhosa. This is because Mobiguides are not only targeted at tourists, but there is also a goal to get South Africans more interested in their heritage too, as locals make up a large percentage of the tourism sector.However, the production of new guides in other languages must be balanced with the need for guides covering new sites. Seidman says they may well end up taking both options, depending on what the production budget allows.The mobile generationDownloading audio and video clips to a mobile phone is by now an everyday occurrence, and Mobiguide is capitalising on that by offering its guides in popular formats that are accessible to most media devices. The formats include mp3, mp4, avi and 3gp.Popular South African artists such as award-winning instrumental group DNA Strings, and musician/songwriter Riku Lätti, perform the backing tracks on Mobiguides – these may also be downloaded individually.The idea for Mobiguides was born, says founder and MD Amanda Forsythe, during her years as a French interpreter working for the French embassy. Her job often entailed taking VIPs to tourist destinations around South Africa. She found that general information about South Africa’s culture, history and development was not always available at sites of interest, and even less so in languages other than English.“I simply wanted people to be able to cross the language barriers that often prevent us from really understanding one another,” she says on her blog. “And I wanted people to really understand this extraordinary country, South Africa. I wanted them to see the beauty of this land and its people, as well as the passion and pain that form the foundations of the new South Africa.”A little research revealed that the costs of introducing audio guides, and the equipment required such as headsets, would be too expensive. Consequently the idea had to be temporarily shelved but when Forsythe met her current business partner Dan Seidman in 2006 the two put their heads together, enabling Forsythe to turn her passion for languages and travel into the Mobiguide concept. This, she claims, is a first for Africa and possibly the world.To date Forsythe has produced all the Mobiguides herself, from taking photos and shooting footage to research and writing, voice-overs, translations, and more.Canadian-born programmer, entrepreneur and former derivatives trader Dan Seidman is also well travelled and has lived in various countries around the world. Between them Seidman and Forsythe have degrees in history, languages and philosophy.Showing off what South Africa has to offerMobiguide is registered with tourism authorities in the Western Cape and Gauteng, and works closely with South Africa’s national archives, local municipalities and world heritage sites.“Tourists don’t always realise exactly what is on offer in areas other than Cape Town,” says Seidman. “The most visited place in South Africa, by far, is the V&A Waterfront shopping centre which welcomes 1.8-million tourists annually. Robben Island is a distant second with 600 000 visitors. We’re hoping that when tourists visit the Mobiguide website to download clips on Cape Town they’ll notice that there are also interesting destinations in, say, Johannesburg, and will decide to extend their stay to explore these options.“A lot of stakeholders are realising that multi-lingual information is a must and some are interested in investing with us to produce a Mobiguide on their destination. For instance, we’ve received inquiries from places like Maropeng, the Cradle of Humankind.”The company is always looking to expand its offerings and invites users to get in touch through the website if they feel their location, no matter where in the world it is, would make an interesting addition to the Mobiguide portfolio.Mobiguide has also introduced the Mobitalk mobile application, which is also expected to be of great use to travellers. This offers e-mail, SMS and chat services at a fraction of the normal cost – but only to another device that has Mobitalk installed. A VOIP facility will go live in June, enabling users to make low-cost voice calls using the internet. Mobitalk also provides instant access to the Mobiguide system. The application can be downloaded free of charge from the Mobiguide website.Useful linksMobiguideMobitalk blogSouthAfrica.info – Gateway to the NationGauteng TourismCape TourismSouth African National ArchivesWorld heritage sites in South AfricaSouth African Tourism
The 2017 MVP posted his NBA-leading 15th triple-double and Oklahoma City beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Thursday night.“He impacts the game in so many different ways,” Donovan said. “He can do it through rebounding, he can do it through defense, he can do it through assists, he can do it through getting out in transition. He does a lot of different things to impact the game, so when people talked to me earlier on about his shooting — I’m really not worried about it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn this game, Westbrook’s shot wasn’t so bad, either. He finished with 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting and had 17 rebounds and 16 assists. The Thunder improved to 10-5 this season when he tallies a triple-double.“He is a once-in-a-generation kind of guy,” Thunder forward Abdel Nader said. “He’s special. On both ends, he plays with the energy level I think some guys wish they could play with.” Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Steven Adams added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which won its fourth straight.The Pelicans were without star center Anthony Davis, who missed his third straight game with a left index finger sprain, and the team announced Thursday that Nikola Mirotic will be out at least a week with a right calf strain. New Orleans forward Julius Randle sat out with a right ankle sprain and guard E’Twaun Moore rested because of nagging injuries.Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 13 assists, and Darius Miller matched a career high with 21 points for New Orleans.“I thought we competed as hard as we possibly could and played very unselfishly,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “We just didn’t have enough firepower to get over the hump.”The revamped lineup presented a challenge for Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook has been especially dynamic during Oklahoma City’s win streak. He’s averaging 22.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 11.3 assists on 44.4 percent shooting. He has resisted his tendency to launch 3-pointers, only taking 15 in the four games combined.HE SAID ITGeorge, on being named an All-Star starter: “When I got traded here (from Indiana), people thought it was going to be the end of me being an All-Star, coming out to the West.”UP NEXTThe Pelicans host the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.The Thunder host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Timberwolves spoil Rajon Rondo Lakers return with 120-105 win ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) grabs a rebound in front of New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY— Thunder coach Billy Donovan has heard questions all season about Russell Westbrook’s shaky shooting.He hasn’t been concerned because Westbrook does everything else so well.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “You’ve got to learn guys’ tendencies on the go, figure out the guys that they are throwing in there, learn the personnel on the fly,” George said.Oklahoma City led 65-53 at halftime behind 18 points from Adams. Westbrook secured his triple-double early in the third quarter, and the Thunder rolled to a 98-82 lead at the end of the period.The Pelicans rallied, but never got closer than five in the final quarter.“They just put different and weird lineups out there and they had a little momentum going,” George said. “We did what we had to do. We did enough to win tonight.”Gentry felt there were positives to take away from challenging a team the caliber of the Thunder with so many players out. Oklahoma City is in third place in the Western Conference standings.“It seemed every time we got down, we found a way to get back in the game,” he said.TIP-INSPelicans: C Jahlil Okafor scored 18 points in his sixth start of the season. … G Elfrid Payton had 15 points and 12 assists. … New Orleans has lost four of five.Thunder: G Alex Abrines sat out his 11th straight game for personal reasons. He was active, but Donovan said Abrines is not ready to play yet. … George was announced as an All-Star starter on Thursday. … Mirotic, who averages 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, was injured Wednesday night against Detroit. … It was the 119th triple-double of Westbrook’s career.STAT LINES View comments
REVEALED: Sporting CP made attempt for Everton boss Marco Silvaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSporting CP have made an attempt for Everton boss Marco Silva.O Jogo says he’s been approached about a move to Sporting, just like Portugal U21 manager Rui Jorge. But their past links with the Lions didn’t count in the club’s favour, since both of them rejected the chance.The same happened regarding Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim.Despite Silva’s unstable situation at Everton, the attempt by Sporting was always seen as a long shot.Back in January, it had already been reported that he’d rejected a chance to take charge of Benfica. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Tina HouseAPTN NewsCannabis has been legal for about year but many communities are still trying to find their place in this multi-billion dollar a year industry.Some are converting old companies to grow while others are still trying to wrap their heads around jurisdiction.Over the past couple of days in Vancouver, the Assembly of First Nations has been bring together communities to talk about their plans in this budding [email protected]@inthehouse7
Redshirt freshman wrestler Kollin Moore gets his hand raised after defeating Penn State’s Matt McCutcheon at 197 pounds on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Former Sports EditorThree Ohio State wrestlers — heavyweight Kyle Snyder, 187-pound Kollin Moore at 187 pounds and 125-pound Nathan Tomasello — were listed in No. 1 spots in FloWrestling’s preseason NCAA wrestling rankings on Monday.Buckeye wrestlers are represented in the top-12 of every weight class. FloWrestling also ranked Ohio State second in the NCAA in its preseason rankings. Coach Tom Ryan’s group ranks behind Penn State, which won the NCAA team championship the past two seasons.The Buckeyes, coming off a runner-up finish at the NCAA team championships last season, has three other team members listed in the top five in their respective weight classes. Junior Myles Martin is ranked second in the 184-pound class. Redshirt senior Bo Jordan is ranked third at 174 pounds while his brother, redshirt junior Micah Jordan, is listed fourth at 157 pounds. Sophomore Luke Pletcher (133 pounds) and redshirt sophomore Ke-Shawn Hayes (149 pounds) are both ranked ninth in their respective weight classes. Two new additions to the Buckeyes are also ranked. Joey McKenna, who transferred from Stanford, is ranked sixth at 141 pounds and Te’Shan Campbell, who transferred away from Pittsburgh, is ranked 12th at 165 pounds. Seven Penn State wrestlers are ranked, including five who are ranked No. 1 and two others ranked fourth and fifth. The Buckeyes will face off with the Nittany Lions on Feb. 2 or 4 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Michigan, which FloWrestling ranks third in team rankings behind the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes, will showcase eight ranked wrestlers in its lineup during the upcoming season with six being ranked in the top six. Ohio State will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan for a dual meet with the Wolverines on Feb. 11. The Buckeyes kick off the 2017-2018 campaign on Nov. 4 when they compete in the Princeton Open in Princeton, New Jersey.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes his side will face a difficult game against the Macedonian side for their second leg Europa League qualifier.Gerrard’s men secured a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg at Ibrox but failed to put the tie to bed completely. Now the Liverpool legend believes Shkupi will attack Rangers using altogether different tactics for the game on Tuesday night.“I think the scoreline suggests that FC Shkupi have to be aggressive,” said Gerrard, as reported by STV.“They’re the home team. So it doesn’t make sense for them to be defensive and sit back. So we’ll be ready for an aggressive style.”“They came with a game plan to be organised and a team block and to be difficult to break down. I respect their game plan at Ibrox but I expect something very different tomorrow.”The Scottish side exited the competition at the very same stage last season and a second consecutive early exit would be a catastrophic start to Gerrard’s tenure at the club.However, the 38-year-old insists his players are ready to get the job done despite the constant pressure of expectation.“The only pressure we feel tomorrow is representing Rangers”Scotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“Because Rangers is a huge football club so every time you represent the club there’s huge pressure. The players are used to that pressure, the ones like Daniel [Candeias] who have been around for quite some time.”“We come into the game with confidence high. We’re really excited” ?️ GERRARD: “We believe one goal kills the tie. We know it is going to be hot and humid, and it may be a tricky surface and a tricky game, but we are ready for whatever gets thrown at us.”READ: https://t.co/u2TWgJHBzb pic.twitter.com/nkEqIe9oWS— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 16, 2018