Christian Wade signs for Buffalo Bills in NFL

first_img“It’s been a real test and will continue to be so as I’ve only scratched the surface of what is required. It’s been a challenge that I have risen to and now I am looking to the next step.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. The ex-Wasps wing takes a big step towards his dream of playing in the NFL by signing for the New York State-based side Welcome to the NFL @ChristianWade3 signs with the @buffalobills pic.twitter.com/pMpzZ5NY6q— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 8, 2019Talking of his recent head-spinning experiences, Wade said: “Every week that has gone by has exceeded my expectations. At this stage I’m speechless.“For me this is another step closer to my dream and what I set out to achieve from the start. It’s making me emotional thinking about the risk I took and the magnitude of the move. He’s on his way to the @buffalobills @ChristianWade3 pic.twitter.com/pCXt5yZomk— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 8, 2019Wade has also said: “There has been a huge mental challenge. It’s like learning a new language – you must go into a classroom and learn something completely new in a short period of time. A life-changing moment!When @ChristianWade3 got THE call from the @buffalobills pic.twitter.com/6yGJC6ielW— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 8, 2019He joined up with the ‘International Player Pathway Program’, which offers athletes from outside the US a path into the NFL. Since December, Wade has been training in Florida, working on technique and learning the football-specific lingo and basic structures every player needs in their arsenal.Related: The exchange of ideas between rugby and the NFLWade, who is earmarked as a potential running back that can contribute on special teams, is not the first English rugby union player to progress through this system. Ex-sevens cap Alex Gray was assigned to the Atlanta Falcons, where he has recently signed a further two-year deal. Last term, the Pittsburgh Steelers took on former Worcester Warriors lock Christian Scotland-Williamson. Both men train as tight ends.Teams assigned international players are allowed an exemption on their 90-man rosters through training camp – where players like Wade can attempt to make the 53-man regular season squad – and these same players are afforded an additional practice squad spot during the season. If that is the case, these players are then ineligible from being activated from the practice squad during the season.center_img Christian Wade signs for Buffalo Bills in NFLWhat a moment for Christian Wade, when he got the call telling him he had been assigned to the Buffalo Bills.In October the former wing, who had one cap for England and who was called up for the British & Irish Lions in 2013, retired from rugby to pursue an NFL career. New team: The Buffalo Bills finished third in the AFC East last season (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

first_imgThursday Mar 24, 2016 Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016 Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been named the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship, securing over 30% of the public vote since the tournament ended at the weekend, as well as being picked by the assigned panel. Hogg was a standout player for Scotland this year, as he has been since making his debut, and scored another great try against Ireland this past weekend.After a shortlist of 12 players was picked by Phil Vickery and Gareth Thomas, he was voted for by 20,970 fans as part of a dual process to find the best player of the tournament.  England’s Billy Vunipola came in a very close second with 27% of the vote for his significant role in securing the team’s Grand Slam. Third place was awarded to the top-try scorer, George North with 11% of the votes, followed by Ireland’s scrum-half Conor Murray in 4th (4,412 votes).Hogg, who made his 43rd Test appearance during the Championship commented: “I’m honoured to receive the RBS Player of the Championship Trophy and join the list of the esteemed players that have won in the past. I’m extremely grateful for all the supporters who voted for me.”Players at every RBS 6 Nations match this year were awarded (or deducted) points based upon a number of different performance categories which cover all aspects of the game. These categories were proportionately weighted based on the different positions by an algorithm created by RBS 6 Nations statisticians Accenture.RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship ShortlistPlayerVotes% of voteStuart Hogg (Scotland)20,97030.78%Billy Vunipola (England) 18,38226.99%George North (Wales)7,904 11.60%Conor Murray (Ireland)4,4126.48%Jack Nowell (England) 3,9315.77%Sergio Parisse (Italy) 3,132 4.60%Guilhem Guirado (France)3,0184.43%Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)  2,2013.23%Duncan Taylor (Scotland)1,4122.07%Gareth Davies (Wales)1,210 1.78%Jonathan Joseph (England)906 1.33%Virimi Vakatawa (France)6410.94%Total votes:68,119 Below is a quick interview with Hogg after receiving the awardADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Scotsman’s haunting Craig Joubert movie ahead of Wallabies rematch

first_imgFriday Nov 11, 2016 Scotsman’s haunting Craig Joubert movie ahead of Wallabies rematch Ahead of Scotland facing Australia again this weekend, one Scottish fan has put together this dramatic piece that tells the story of what it was like to live the drama of their 2015 Rugby World Cup knockout, and how referee Craig Joubert broke the hearts of a nation.Graham Love is a young filmaker who you might remember from his lego rugby videos.He, like many Scotland fans, struggled to accept what happened in the World Cup last year. As you can see in this creative piece, the pain is very much still there.“Like most Scots I was deeply traumatized by the events of October 18th last year. As the old adage goes, it’s the hope that kills you,” Graham told us. “And after a nip and tuck match, with time fast running out it really looked as if the unthinkable was going to happen, that the Wooden Spoon holders were going to triumph over the Rugby Championship winners.“Our entire world was suddenly turned & promptly dropped on its head when Craig Joubert awarded THAT penalty to Australia. Now as Scotland fans, we’re well versed in defeat & painful defeats. Italy 2007, Wales 2010, France 2014 to name but a few.“However, this game meant so much more than any 6 Nations match.“To put things in context, I’m part of a generation born after the glory days of the 1990 Grandslam, but too young to appreciate the 5 Nations triumph of 99. Quite simply winning that quarter final would’ve been the biggest result I’ve ever known.“So to come that close to a SF only to then have it snatched away from us in the last minutes by a referee who then did a runner at full time was incredibly galling.“Now in the immediate aftermath of the game we were told to move on by the fans of other nations, however anyone who’s ever scanned the lyrics of our national anthem will know we’re not exactly the sort to just let things drop..!“Plus World Rugby’s ruling the following day that Joubert’s decision had indeed been incorrect did little to help the healing process.” Mr Love says that the year has gone fast, but the haunting memory of that day remains.“Flash forward to this year and as the 18th of October loomed into view, I knew I had to make something to mark this most challenging of anniversaries. To begin with the initial idea was rather hazy, but it soon grew arms and legs!“As for filming itself, well that was rather challenging, I wanted our reactions to be based off of the actual match footage, however the first day of filming ended prematurely, as we just couldn’t bring ourselves to revisit those last 2 minutes.“Thankfully we managed to confront our demons the following day. After that it took another week so for me to finish up my scenes and edit it all together. ‘Joubert‘ was finally finished just before midnight on the 17th of October.Has he finally learned to forgive and perhaps try to forget?“Looking back at it now, I’m really glad we made it. As it certainly helped me to see the bigger picture.“I now no longer hold Craig Joubert solely responsible for our defeat that day… instead he now shares the blame alongside fellow officals Pascal Gaüzère & TMO! Seriously though, how did none of them see the shoulder charge off the ball on Hogg!?!? That was the match right there, ARGHHHHH!!”Just a bit of fun, and nicely made. Catch the teamsheets for Scotland vs Australia hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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House Ef / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

first_img Houses House Ef / Fritz + Fritz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse Ef / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/342314/house-ef-fritz-fritz-arquitectos Clipboard photographs:  Quiroga CarrafaPhotographs:  Quiroga CarrafaSave this picture!© Quiroga CarrafaText description provided by the architects. The House FF is located in Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province. Is a single-family house project which was designed from its environmental characteristics, next to the lake.Save this picture!© Quiroga CarrafaThe ground floor, where the the kitchen, the living room and the dining room are located, was designed with an “L” shape in order to gain panoramic visuals to the lake. The first floor wich contains the master bedroom on the backside of the house, in relation to the lake, and the three single bedrooms on the frontside, was designed with an “U” shape in order to generate a patio and a 42 sqm semi-covered gallery  for the livingroomSave this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFilms & Architecture: “Underground”ArticlesMuseum for Underwater Antiquities Competition Entry / Dimitris ThomopoulosUnbuilt Project Share Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!© Quiroga Carrafa+ 17 Share Projects Area:  400 m² Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Nordelta, Argentina House Ef / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/342314/house-ef-fritz-fritz-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Argentina 2012 Photographs 2012 Year:  Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFritz + Fritz ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNordeltaHousesArgentinaPublished on March 11, 2013Cite: “House Ef / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos” 11 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Ef住宅 / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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UAE rules out deportation back to Sri Lanka

first_img News to go further Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Organisation July 29, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very relieved that the authorities of the United Arab Emirates have confirmed that they are not going to deport the former journalist Rathimohan Lokini (Lohini) and other Sri Lankan refugees back to Sri Lanka.Babar Baloch, spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, said on 11 April: “UNHCR is looking for a solution to resettle the 19 refugees in other countries. We have full cooperation from the UAE government and there is no threat of the refugees being sent back to Sri Lanka.”Reporters Without Borders continues to assist Lokini and hopes that a third country will soon offer her lasting asylum. RSF_en News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge July 15, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka Help by sharing this information April 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UAE rules out deportation back to Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial ——————————————————————————————–04.09.13 :UNHCR urged to prevent refugee journalist’s expulsion from UAEReporters Without Borders and its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), are very concerned about Rathimohan Lokini (also spelled Lohini), a Sri Lankan journalist of Tamil origin who could be expelled from the United Arab Emirates despite having United Nations refugee status.She is one of a group of 19 Sri Lankan refugees who are under threat of being deported from the UAE by 11 April.“In the light of recent developments and the appalling climate for the Tamil media in Sri Lanka, we are extremely worried about the consequences of a forced return for Rathimohan Lokini’s safety,” Reporters Without Borders and JDS said.“Our concern is heightened by the fact that the Sri Lankan state TV station ITN has reported that they could be sent back, so the government is aware of the possibility and Lokini would be exposed to serious reprisals.“We therefore urge the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to do everything possible to prevent this expulsion, which would constitute a total violation of international law and the right protection that the UN Refugee Agency granted to Lokini.”Lokini began working as a presenter for National Television of Tamil Eelam (NTT) in June 2006. This station covered the civil war in the areas controlled by the rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), broadcasting its programmes both locally and internationally.Part of her job was to present reports on clashes between government forces and the LTTE rebels. Her visibility exposed her to a considerable risk of reprisals by government security forces and pro-government militia. As her result, she resigned from her post and left the rebel area in December 2008. Fearing that she could be recognized and become the target of reprisals by members of the Sri Lankan armed forces as the civil war escalated, she finally left Sri Lanka in April 2009.According to the tally kept by Reporters Without Borders and JDS, five radio and TV journalists working in Tamil regions of Sri Lanka were murdered from 2007 to 2009.Lokini’s proposed deportation comes at a time of growing harassment of Tamil-language journalists in Sri Lanka. The BBC’s Tamil-language service was repeatedly censored in March. After armed intruders attacked the premises of the daily Uthayan in the northern city of Kilinochchi on 3 April, four employees had to be hospitalized and two are still in a critical condition. The attackers have not been arrested. last_img read more

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“Trivials Should Not Be Allowed To Spread As Wild Fire”: Madras HC Closes Suo Motu Criminal Contempt Proceedings Against Actor Suriya [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates”Trivials Should Not Be Allowed To Spread As Wild Fire”: Madras HC Closes Suo Motu Criminal Contempt Proceedings Against Actor Suriya [Read Order] Mehal Jain18 Sep 2020 4:50 AMShare This – xExpressing “a fond hope that the entire judicial system that fosters on the faith of the public at large should be the concern of everyone to preserve it in the endeavour to deliver justice”, the Madras High Court on Friday “drew the curtain” on the suo motu contempt proceedings against actor Surya.Justice S M Subramaniam, judge of the Madras High Court, had written a letter to the Chief…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?LoginExpressing “a fond hope that the entire judicial system that fosters on the faith of the public at large should be the concern of everyone to preserve it in the endeavour to deliver justice”, the Madras High Court on Friday “drew the curtain” on the suo motu contempt proceedings against actor Surya.Justice S M Subramaniam, judge of the Madras High Court, had written a letter to the Chief Justice of the HC, seeking to initiate criminal contempt action against Tamil actor Suriya over his remarks about judges in the context of the courts allowing the conduct of NEET exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press statement, Suriya reportedly commented that while judges themselves are holding proceedings via video conferencing, they are asking students to appear for NEET exam without fear.Chief Justice AP Sahi and Justice Senthil Ramamoorthy observed that the background in which the statement of the cine actor has been taken to be a subject matter of undermining the authority of the Court and Judges and devotion of the Judges towards their duty, is their mode of functioning through virtual hearing during the pandemic, “which may be a sneer”. The bench noted that “before a scoff or a mocking comment is made”, it should also be weighed as to whether it is fair criticism or not. “This too at the instance of one who is stated to be a philanthropist and a self-righteous person dedicated to the cause of public at large”, the bench added. The division bench reflected that there can be a wide debate on the borderline distinction and hairsplitting opinions to find out the difference between an insult, an unfair criticism, an uninformed opinion, a casual drawing room talk, a sheer party gossip, an irresponsible statement, and that of a constructive dissent, an informed criticism, a healthy open debate that is congenial for an optimistic and positive growth of mankind as against mere accusations and empty words. “The freedom of speech to call a spade a spade and to exercise free unrestrained speech are two different dimensions”, said the bench, noting that the right to freedom of speech that includes fair criticism is guaranteed under the Indian Constitution, but the same Constitution also protects and insulates judicial governance from insidious and derogatory comments under Article 215 of the Constitution and the laws made thereunder.The bench stated that the Madras High Court itself has been continuously functioning to the best of its capacity, including Judges, Judicial Officers and all subordinate staff, who have performed through virtual hearing and now through physical hearing as well, asserting that as many as 42233 cases have come to disposed at the instance of the two seats of the High Court during the pandemic period from 26.3.2020 to 15.9.2020.”We only wish to point out that the Judiciary was not sitting idle and was itself on trial during this pandemic, where the Judges of the High Court, of the Subordinate Judiciary, the entire staff and all stakeholders have served to the best of the capacity of the institution”, said the bench, adding that this is not self- praise, but to “state our humble performance of duty”. The bench continued to observe that “any anxiety or sensitivity by way of a public perception should be depicted only after verifying and ascertaining facts or else a distorted version may emerge”- “if you put wrong questions, you are bound to get wrong answers”. “This is only to inform those within the judicial fraternity, as well as the citizenry at large, that judicial governance under the Constitution has performed no less, may be not to the expectations of those who may have a different opinion about the method of dispensation of justice during these trying times”, asserted the bench.The bench also took to appreciate the article published on Friday “The Hindu” daily authored by Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu, “where a fairly balanced opinion has been expressed”. Mr. Panchu, in his piece, suggested a forum for moderating dialogue on the freedom of speech and expression between the leaders of the lawyer, journalist, judge communities, where “concerns and apprehensions can be discussed between them, all of whom want the best for the country and its institutions and people”. “What could then emerge is a clear set of guidelines, of what is acceptable and what is not”, he said.The bench proceeded to caution that the reliability of sources of information should always be observed when people occupying a public space speak on issues that deserve to be based on ground realities, or else any statement bereft of foundational facts may be fraught with a danger of spreading prejudices and adding to the ignorance of the public at large. It said that speculations and narratives with embellishments may be a form of advertisement, but it should not be an off the cuff depiction. “This unnecessarily results in relentless interrogation on platforms with accusations of over-sensitiveness, even though an opinion expressed genuinely might have a grain of truth in it”, it explained.The bench was of the view that while the etymology of a word displays the meaning which it seeks to convey, its usage in a particular form with a particular intent is capable of giving it a different meaning, and many of the words in all languages do convey meanings which are at times completely divergent. “Nonetheless, an individual while using a particular word or a sentence may be intending to convey something that may be capable of being received by another and understood in a different form. The intention behind the oration, depiction, or diction can be fundamentally stated to be other than what has been said, but for that it has to be gauged on logic, reason and commonality of its acceptance in general. Expression, therefore, has its own vitality and its own dynamics, which plays between two ends of being expressed and being understood”, opined the court.Conceding that a language which may, might be perfectly proper if uttered in a temperate manner, be grossly improper if uttered in a different manner, and that what may appear to be disrespectful may also be short of insult, and may be touching the borders of criticism, the bench expressed that a reasonable precaution has to be taken in matters of public affairs, particularly Courts, Judges and their functioning, where fair and temperate criticism should not be contemptuous.”A statement made in exuberance may bring about a trial and, therefore, in view of the peculiar status on which this institution is pedestalled under the Constitution, it would be prudent on the part of the individuals to carefully frame their minds and express themselves that may not cross the borders of any fair and just criticism. On the other hand, it is not the job of a constitutional Court to use a sledgehammer for avoidance of something which can be perceived to be not capable of even being propped up as a contempt, much less debated to the level of a criminal contempt”, observed the bench.The bench found that the utterances by the cine actor may have been absolutely unnecessary or even unwarranted, for being ignorant of the manner in which the entire judiciary of this State has served the interest of its citizens during this pandemic, and any such statement could have been avoided in a much more sober way, instead of an accusing tone, which though trivial in nature has raised a storm in a tea cup. “A person in public life enjoys a position because of the responsibility with which he conducts himself and not by making other human activities look small for perceptibly no valid reason”, said the bench.There are moments in history when people are remembered of their contributions towards the human world and the present pandemic, with all its adversities, is an opportunity that may be godsent for all stakeholders in this vast civilization to perform and give to their fellow citizens that is wanting most, instead of standing against each other. It is good to form opinions and dissents to evolve a purer thought, but trivials should not be allowed to spread as if they were wild fire.However, the bench abstained from making any further observations, noting that the NEET Examinations and the dispute around it was not even a subject matter of the Courts in the State of Tamil Nadu. Remarking that “a self-righteous person should himself be humble enough to acknowledge the contribution of others”, the bench consigned the proceedings, reminding itself of “the onerous duties depicted how to dispense, what is known as justice”.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Lot Of Unnecessary Complaints That Select Counsel Being Permitted To Mention’: CJI Bobde Disallows Mentioning By Sr. Adv. Mukul Rohatgi

first_imgTop Stories’Lot Of Unnecessary Complaints That Select Counsel Being Permitted To Mention’: CJI Bobde Disallows Mentioning By Sr. Adv. Mukul Rohatgi Mehal Jain15 Dec 2020 12:13 AMShare This – x”We are getting a lot of complaints that select counsel are being allowed to ‘mention'”, said Chief Justice S. A. Bobde on Tuesday.The CJ was addressing senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who, having appeared before the bench in a matter, sought to mention an unrelated case.”You are on some other matter? No, no, we are getting a lot of unnecessary complaints that select counsel are being allowed…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”We are getting a lot of complaints that select counsel are being allowed to ‘mention'”, said Chief Justice S. A. Bobde on Tuesday.The CJ was addressing senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who, having appeared before the bench in a matter, sought to mention an unrelated case.”You are on some other matter? No, no, we are getting a lot of unnecessary complaints that select counsel are being allowed to make mentions”, the CJ observed.”I am only mentioning what Your Lordships had permitted me two weeks ago…”, pressed Mr. Rohatgi.”May be, may be…but you send us an email and we will decide”, said the CJ.”This is a critical issue. That is why I am before you”, persisted Mr. Rohatgi.”So you highlight what is critical in the email. We will read it and decide…we are getting unnecessary complaints…”, remarked the CJ.”Very well. I will send the email today itself. Please see”, said Mr. Rohatgi.Next Storylast_img read more

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Diversified Gas & Oil to acquire certain upstream and midstream assets

first_imgThe Company today announces its intention to carry out a placing of new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company Diversified Gas & Oil to acquire certain upstream and midstream assets. (Credit: John R Perry from Pixabay) Diversified Gas & Oil PLC (AIM: DGOC), the U.S. based owner and operator of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil wells as well as midstream assets, is pleased to announce that it has signed a conditional Purchase and Sale Agreement (“PSA”) to acquire certain upstream and midstream assets from a US-listed oil and gas company (the “US-Listed Vendor”) (the “Potential Asset Acquisition”). This announcement follows a similar announcement on 8 April 2020 in relation to the conditional Purchase and Sale Agreement with Carbon Energy Corporation (the “Potential Carbon Acquisition” and, together with the Potential Asset Acquisition, the “Potential Acquisitions”).The Company today announces its intention to carry out a placing of new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (the “Placing”). The Placing is being conducted through an accelerated bookbuild process (the “Bookbuild”) outside the United States, which will launch immediately following the release of this announcement (including the appendices, the “Announcement”). Concurrently with the Placing, the Company is proposing to offer and sell new ordinary shares to certain institutional investors in the United States pursuant to direct subscription agreements (the “Subscriptions”, and together with the Placing, the “Proposed Fundraising”). The Proposed Fundraising will result, in aggregate, in the issue of up to 64,280,500 new ordinary shares representing up to 10.0% of the Company’s existing issued share capital, to raise approximately US$87.0 million (before expenses and based on the prevailing market price of the Company’s shares on 11 May 2020). The net proceeds will be used to part-fund the Potential Acquisitions in the event that either or both complete, whilst maintaining a Transaction Adjusted Net Debt/Transaction Adjusted EBITDA of approximately 2.3x.Highlights of Potential Acquisitions Initial gross aggregate consideration for the Potential Acquisitions expected to be US$235 million (subject to customary closing adjustments) (Carbon: US$110 million, US-Listed Vendor: US$125 million), with potential aggregate contingent consideration of US$35 million to be paid over a period of up to three years based on certain pricing targets should commodity prices rise. If completed, each acquisition will have a deemed effective date of 1 January 2020;· The assets to be acquired pursuant to the Potential Acquisitions include approximately 7,000 net wells, with combined 2019 adjusted net production of approximately 18 Mboepd (99% natural gas), representing approximately 20% of 2019 group net production;· Approximately 4,900 miles of gas gathering assets included within the Potential Acquisitions as well as two active natural gas storage fields. Midstream assets offer the potential for cost and operational synergies to the Company, including over 200 interconnects with existing DGO midstream and direct interstate access, as well as the ability to generate third-party storage revenues;· Robust hedge portfolio covering the Potential Carbon Acquisition, with approximately two thirds of production for the next 27 months having an average NYMEX downside protection of approximately $2.60/MMBtu (based on adjusted 2019 produced volumes declined at an assumed 6% per year);· If completed, the Potential Acquisitions are expected to add PDP Reserves of approximately 122 MMboe with an estimated pre-tax PV10 of approximately US$374 million, with the combined initial acquisition price reflecting an approximate 37% discount to PDP PV10;· Adjusted EBITDA for the next twelve months from 1 June 2020 for the Potential Acquisitions is estimated to be US$61-65 million, resulting in a consideration to NTM EBITDA ratio for the assets of approximately 3.3 – 3.6x after adjusting for management’s estimated closing adjustments of approximately US$18 million;· The Potential Assets are estimated to have attractive Total Cash Costs of US$5.99/boe, including immediately realisable synergies but not accounting for the longer term synergies that the Company expects to realise through its Smarter Well Management Programme and operational optimisation. The addition of these assets into the DGO portfolio is expected to drive a 5 – 10% reduction in unit-level base LOE and a 10 – 15% reduction in unit-level G&A for the Company;· The Potential Acquisitions are expected to be immediately accretive to the Company’s earnings and dividends per share, based on the Company’s 2019 numbers, management’s estimates for the assets, and an assumed 10% placing at market;· The Potential Acquisitions are both conditional and remain subject to, among other things, further diligence and there can be no certainty that either will complete;· The Company’s intention is to part fund the Potential Acquisitions through the Proposed Fundraising, with the balance of the consideration funded from a new US$160 – 165 million long-term amortising senior secured term loan. At present, it is anticipated that the term loan will have a 10-year maturity and ~6.50% coupon, and be secured on certain of the upstream gas and oil assets from the Potential Acquisitions;· The Company will announce further information on the Potential Acquisitions and the potential securitised term loan in due course following completion of customary diligence.Proposed Fundraising Highlights· The Company today announces its intention to carry out the Placing of new ordinary shares, available to eligible institutional investors outside the United States in “offshore transactions” as defined in, and in accordance with, Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited, Mirabaud Securities Limited and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited (together, the “Joint Global Coordinators”) are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with the Placing. Cenkos Securities plc is acting as Nominated Adviser to the Company;· The Joint Global Coordinators   are conducting the Placing through the Bookbuild which they will launch immediately following the release of this Announcement and that they will make available to eligible institutional investors;· The Company expects to close the Bookbuild no later than 8.00 a.m. on 12 May 2020, but the Joint Global Coordinators and the Company reserve the right to close the Bookbuild earlier or later, without further notice;· Concurrently with the Placing (and conditional upon the placing agreement executed in connection with the Placing not having been terminated), the Company is proposing to offer and sell new ordinary shares in the United States to certain institutional investors pursuant to direct subscription agreements through the Subscriptions in which the new ordinary shares are being offered and sold pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act;· The Proposed Fundraising is expected to raise approximately US$87.0 million in aggregate (before expenses and based on the prevailing market price of the Company’s shares on 11 May 2020). The number of shares the Company will issue pursuant to the Proposed Fundraising will not exceed 10.0% of the existing issued share capital of the Company;· The Company has consulted with a number of existing shareholders and other investors ahead of the release of this announcement, including regarding the rationale for the Placing;· As detailed above, and subject to closing the Potential Acquisitions, the Company will use the net proceeds from the Proposed Fundraising to part fund the Potential Acquisitions. The Placing and the Subscriptions are not conditional on the completion of the Potential Acquisitions. Should the Company not close the Proposed Acquisitions, the Company will determine the most appropriate use of the net proceeds, including potentially paying down amounts drawn on its revolving credit facility and/or investing in other acquisition opportunities aligned with its stated strategy;· Shares issued pursuant to the Proposed Fundraising will be eligible for the Q4 2019 and Q1 2020 dividends, each of 3.50 cents per share, as well as all future dividends. The ex-dividend dates of the Q4 2019 and Q1 2020 dividends are 28 May 2020 and 3 September 2020 respectively, and are expected to be paid on 26 June 2020 and 25 September 2020 respectively.Transfer to the Main MarketAs announced on 4 May 2020, the Company is in the final stages of its previously announced transfer from AIM to listing on the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority (the “Official List”) and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities (the “Main Market”). The Company expects to publish a prospectus on 13 May 2020 in connection with the transfer. Key information from the prospectus is contained in Appendix 2 to this Announcement.Settlement of the Proposed Fundraising, together with the admission of the Company’s ordinary share capital, as enlarged by the Proposed Fundraising, to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List and the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market (“Admission”) is anticipated to occur on or around 18 May 2020. As a consequence of its Admission, Diversified Gas & Oil PLC is expected to enter the FTSE All-Share in the September 2020 review.Commenting on the Potential Acquisitions and Proposed Fundraising, CEO, Rusty Hutson said:“DGO’s continued success is built on its ability to capitalise on opportunities to acquire and enhance complementary producing assets and to leverage our operational excellence and cost discipline to extract maximum value.  These Potential Acquisitions are entirely consistent with this growth strategy and represent a compelling opportunity to enhance the profitability of the business, and subsequently the shareholder returns.  As we have always stated, maintaining a healthy balance sheet is a key priority, and we are therefore seeking to fund these proposed acquisitions through a combination of debt and equity, consistent with the financing of our acquisitive growth to date. Our unique business model, underpinned by low-cost and low-risk cash flow from US natural gas, enables the Company to deliver shareholder returns at a time when many other industry players are unable to do so.  We look forward to providing an update on this process in due course as we seek value creation opportunities through prudent growth and funding.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Croatian Children Visit High Speed Vessel Swift 2

first_img View post tag: vessel View post tag: 2 View post tag: High Back to overview,Home naval-today Croatian Children Visit High Speed Vessel Swift 2 Croatian Children Visit High Speed Vessel Swift 2 View post tag: Croatian View post tag: usa April 9, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Swiftcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: speed Children living at the Maestral orphanage received a guided tour aboard the High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 at Lora Naval Base Split, Croatia, April 5.The tour provided the children a chance to meet Sailors and help increase ties between Croatia and the United States.“It’s always nice to have the kids come on board and show them what it’s all about,” said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jose Vargas. “It’s cool to see how wide their eyes get when they see the ship up close.”The children saw several parts of the ship, including the gym, the galley, and the flight deck. At the end of their tour Lt. Cmdr. Charles Eaton, Swift’s officer in charge, presented the children with the ship’s coin as a memento of their visit.“This was something special for all of us,” said one of the children through a translator. “It was something we’ve never seen before. Everyone is also very glad that we got a memento of the ship.”Swift, homeported out of Norfolk, Va., is a U.S. Military Sealift Command-chartered High-Speed Vessel, and is currently deployed to the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of theater security cooperation efforts.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 09, 2012; View post tag: Children View post tag: Visit Share this articlelast_img read more

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Office of the Indiana Attorney General Mobile Operations Center To Visit Nine Southwest…

first_img WHO: Members of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General’s communications staffWHAT: The Office of the Indiana Attorney General launched its first ever Mobile Operations Center (MOC) in May, which visits cities and towns across Indiana. The MOC has allowed members of the communications staff to enhance public outreach, bringing constituent services to citizens statewide and further educating the public about the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Since May, the office has visited 51 counties and returned $84,106.52 in unclaimed money.Staff members on site will assist residents in finding unclaimed property, filing consumer complaints and signing up for the Do Not Call list. Hoosiers should look for the Indiana Unclaimed tent next to the MOC, a dark blue Ford Transit Van with OAG branding on the windows. The location of the MOC will be made available to local media and residents prior to its visit.WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 24, and Friday, Aug. 25, the MOC will visit nine counties in southwestern Indiana – highlighted by stops in Mount Vernon, Evansville and Jasper. Below is the MOC’s scheduled visits for these dates.Thursday, August 24English Public Library – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EST) – 203 S. Indiana Ave., English, INTell City Public Library – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CST) – 2328 Tell St., Tell City, INRockport Public Library – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) – 210 Walnut St., Rockport, INBoonville Public Library – 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (CST) – W. Main St., Boonville, INMount Vernon Public Library – 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. (CST) – 115 W. 5th St., Mount Vernon, INFriday, August 25Vanderburgh Public Library – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (CST) – 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Evansville, INPrinceton Public Library – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CST) – 124 S. Hart St., Princeton, INPetersburg Public Library – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) – 1008 Maple St., Petersburg, INJasper Public Library – 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST) – 1116 Main St., Jasper, INFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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