SciPlay appoints Moy as chief strategy officer People moves AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In this position, Moy will oversee SciPlay’s business development team and attempt to find new business development opportunities. Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address “Danny’s deep expertise in operational excellence and business growth will be an incredible asset to SciPlay,” SciPlay chief executive Josh Wilson said. “His diverse work with some of the world’s leading gaming companies brings a fresh perspective to our expanding portfolio of games, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to our leadership team.” Moy joins SciPlay from PlayStudios, where he served as executive vice president for corporate development and strategy. He has also held the roles of chief operating officer of King Digital Entertainment’s North American operations and senior director at Zynga. SciPlay, the social gaming division of Scientific Games, has appointed Danny Moy as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. 24th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: People People moves “Over my long career in the gaming industry, I’ve come to respect a company’s unique style and level of talent, and can confidently say SciPlay delivers both an innovative culture and a robust team,” Moy said. “The team’s openness, willingness to collaborate, and motivation to continue to evolve and win suits my personality and style. SciPlay is in a fantastic stage of growth.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
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ColumnsTribunalisation In India: Where We Are Lacking? Kashyap Joshi14 Sep 2020 11:17 PMShare This – xTribunal is a judicial body, created by a legislation to adjudicate a class or classes of disputes. Though, it is a judicial entity for the purpose of administration of law, strict rules of Evidence Act or procedure such as Code of Civil Procedure Code would not apply, except the principles contained. The term ‘Tribunal’ is derived from the word ‘Tribunes’, which means ‘Magistrates of…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?LoginTribunal is a judicial body, created by a legislation to adjudicate a class or classes of disputes. Though, it is a judicial entity for the purpose of administration of law, strict rules of Evidence Act or procedure such as Code of Civil Procedure Code would not apply, except the principles contained. The term ‘Tribunal’ is derived from the word ‘Tribunes’, which means ‘Magistrates of the Classical Roman Republic’. In India, we have Tribunals for Industrial Disputes, Railway Claims, Motor Accident Claims, Water Disputes, Armed Forces, Income-Tax Appellate Tribunals and National Green Tribunal, Company Law Tribunals etc. Originally, the Tribunals were not part of the Constitution, however, it was incorporated in the Indian Constitution by 42ndAmendment Act, 1976. Article 323-A deals with Administrative Tribunals and Article 323-B deals with tribunals for other matters, opening the new vistas of Administrative Laws. The aim and objects of establishing such Tribunals are speedy justice, minimalist summery procedure, use of experts as members, inexpensive adjudication and effective remedy with finality on the issue. However, after years of experience, the avowed objects are still a distant dream. How Tribunals failed to meet Expectations: On 13-11-2019, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has considered the Tribunalisation and its effect in India while deciding a case of Rojer Mathew v. South Indian Bank Ltd. The salient features culled out from the judgement qua Tribunalisation are as under: Lack of judicial dominance in the appointment process of Members and Presiding Officers of Tribunals is in direct contravention of doctrine of separation of powers and is an encroachment on the judicial domain.Executive is a litigating party in most of the litigations and hence, cannot be allowed to be a dominant participant in judicial appointments.There is need for conducting judicial impact assessment of all tribunals referable to Finance Act, 2017Tribunals dealing with similar areas of law must be amalgamated to ensure efficient utilization of resources and to facilitate greater access to justice.A ‘tribunal’ can be understood as a body tasked with discharging quasi-judicial functions with primary objective of providing a special forum for special type of disputes and for faster and more efficacious adjudication of issues. Apart from above points, the overall picture of working of many of the Tribunals is grim. The apparent reasons are: only the ‘form’ is changed and not the ‘substance’. Besides, in most of the Tribunals, appointments of retired District or High Court Judges do not yield any desired result, as they have hardly any motivation to conduct the cases. Exceptions are there, but most of the Presiding Officers feel that it is just an extension of their service, post retirement or on the verge of it; in a different format. For many, the Tribunals are post retirement rehabilitation centers, neither they are inspiring nor they take any initiatives to work in an efficient and professional manner. Justice Deepak Gupta – a former SC Judge, in above-referred case, has also mentioned this: “Access to justice is fundamental right. Denial of access to justice also takes place when a litigant has to spend too much money, time and effort to approach the adjudicating authority to get justice. In India where delays plague the tribunals, a client will not hurriedly approach a tribunal even if he has a genuine grievance. Amongst the many tribunals set up, the tax tribunals have been probably the most successful. In my view, one of the reasons why the tax tribunals have been successful is that the recruitment of members of these tax tribunals is normally done at a younger age and there is scope of the career progression not only within the tribunal but also from the tribunals to the High Courts. This can only happen if we recruit younger and competent people rather that retired persons…” To illustrate this further, a close look at the functioning of District Consumer Forum would be helpful. Mainly, retired District Judges are appointed in District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum as President, they usually not sit for the whole day, rarely conduct contested matters, and barely touch heavy cases with thick files. Result is, backlog of cases is mounting, though; this is not applicable to all. When a retired (not tired) Officer comes with prodigious capacity for work in Tribunals, the entire functioning of the Tribunals can be seen changing dramatically but this happens as an exception, not a rule. Besides, tribunals do not have inbuilt machinery for accurate self-appraisal or case analysis. There is no soul-searching exercise to understand the strength and weakness of respective Tribunals. The studies in this domain are mainly on the general aspects of Tribunals as a whole and not individually and area wise. Challenges before the Tribunals To expedite the course of justice with the help of Tribunals, and full-fledged, professionally managed Tribunals are required. There is no scientific data driven study about the docket management and the impact of the system. The vacancies are now filled up with persons who are close to the executive, which undermines the basic feature of independence of judiciary. In aforesaid case, the Apex Court has further reiterated: “… tribunals in India have unfortunately not achieved full independence. When tribunals are established, they depend upon the sponsoring department for funds, infrastructure and even space for functioning. Administrative Members, of the tribunal are, more often than not, drawn from this department. This, … strikes at the very root of the judicial independence because the biggest litigant or stakeholder itself becomes part and parcel of the adjudicating body which is supposed to be free, independent and fearless.” Tribunals are here to stay. In the coming years, we may see classification of more disputes and much more Tribunals. Though, the judicial members, in Central Government established Tribunals have been appointed in consultation with the Supreme Court or the High Court (for States), but nomination of other non-judicial members is done by the Executive e.g. the ordinary procedure of appointment of tribunal chairman and members is through a high power selection committee according to the notification issued by it e.g. Rule-7 says for Central Administrative Tribunal that there shall be a consultation with the Chief Justice of India, but Rule-8 says for selection of a Member of State Administrative Tribunal, there shall be consultation with the Governor i.e. the executive. Therefore, in Rojer Methew, the Supreme Court decided the constitutional validity of Finance Act and struck down a rule framed by the Centre to regulate the appointment of tribunal members. (Which negated judicial independence) However, recently, the Central government has come up with New Tribunal Rules, 2020, which gives executive power to appoint tribunal members and goes against the independence of judiciary. It also circumvent the aforesaid SC judgment. These New Tribunal Rules has been challenged in Bombay High Court, which is pending Earlier, the High Courts were empowered to adjudicate the disputes pertaining to companies; now these essential judicial functions are conducted by the Company Law Tribunals/NCLT (National Company Law Tribunals). In the Case of Madras Bas Association v. Union of India, 2015 SCC Online SC 1094, the SC held based on its view taken in 2010 that: “… Tribunals should normally have only judicial members as indiscriminate appointment of technical members in all Tribunals will dilute and adversely affect the independence of Judiciary…” Moreover, despite all the Tribunals e.g. Debt Recovery Tribunal, Industrial Tribunal, Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal, RERA Tribunal, Educational Tribunal or even NCLT, which is virtually parallel to HC, but do not have power of civil contempt, which is most essential in these days, when interim or the final orders of the tribunals have been taken for granted either by the executive or by any other person. Though, they are having power of execution (being a deemed civil court), but no powers of civil contempt, when there is a willful disobedience of judgement, direction, order or any other process of court or willful breach or any undertaking given to a court. Lastly, for effective working of the Tribunals, we need efficient judicial members with full independence and vitality to work in a focused manner. Views are personal only. (Author is an Advocate practicing in the High Court of Gujarat) Drishtiias.com (2020) 6 SCC Anita Kushwaha v. Pushap Sudan (2016) 8 SCC 509 Appointment rules for all tribunals challeged in HC, Times of India (April 10,2020) https://timesofindia,indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/appointment-rules-for-all-tribunals-challenged-in-hc/articleshow/75073568.cms. Union of India v. R. Gandhi, President, Madras Bar Association, (2010) 11 SCC 1 (Constitutional validity of NCLT: in light of Madras Bar Association Case By Ananya |)Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
By News Highland – April 12, 2019 Council to hold special Ten-T meeting on Monday WhatsApp Twitter Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Donegal County Council meets in special session next week to adopt the preferred route corridors for the TEN-T Priority Route Improvement Project in Donegal.There are three sections under consideration – The N15/ N13 Ballybofey Stranorlar Urban Region, the N56/ N13 Letterkenny to Manorcunningham and the N14 Manorcunningham to Lifford, Strabane and the A5 Link.Donal Coyle chairs the Letterkenny Residents Committee which opposes elements of the plan which will see a ring road around the town.He fears the route selection is already a fait accompli………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/donalc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleNeil Martin to lead Ireland at World University GamesNext articleRNLI’s Donegal crews saved 69 lives in 2018 News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews
ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Florence, dubbed the “storm of a lifetime” by the National Weather Service, has slowed dramatically overnight Wednesday and may not officially make landfall until the weekend. While this may lessen wind speeds by landfall, it could increase rainfall totals to as much as 40 inches in North Carolina.Florence is a dangerous Category 4 hurricane Wednesday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph — down from 140 mph overnight. Florence is located about 575 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.The path, intensity and timing of the storm is likely to keep changing through the day Wednesday, but the latest 5 a.m. update shows Florence will no longer be close to Category 5 — with winds of 145 mph — through Thursday morning.It begins to slow down during the day Thursday and that’s when it will begin to encounter friction from land and weaken significantly.Winds may lessen, but because of that slowdown, rainfall totals will be even higher than previously forecast. The southeast coast of North Carolina could see as much as 40 inches of rain — in line with the catastrophic flooding caused last year in the Houston area by Hurricane Harvey.“This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast, and that’s saying a lot given the impacts we’ve seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew,” the National Weather Service said. “I can’t emphasize enough the potential for unbelievable damage from wind, storm surge, and inland flooding with this storm.”As many as 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Many of those people were already on the road Tuesday.“If they say leave, leave,” said Jennifer Forte, who was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Tuesday and headed toward Greenville. “And my job is closed. I work for the government, they’ve closed. The school’s closed until Friday, so there’s no reason to stay, really.”North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper advised much the same in a press conference Tuesday, warning locations hit by high winds and floodwaters could be without power for “several days.”“We’ll be asking people to prepare their emergency kit,” he said. “Get food, water, if there are medications they may need. Pull together their important documents … make a plan for your pets. Also, understand that a lot of people are going to be without power probably for several days if not longer.”The federal government has made similar warnings, with FEMA Administrator Brock Long saying Florence could knock out power for “weeks.”As millions head out of the area, resources like the Red Cross are preparing to deal with the disaster — and possibly weeks of problems resulting from it.“This is extremely serious,” Major Ken Morris, with the Salvation Army’s Disaster Response Team, told ABC News. “We’ve got a number of volunteers, actually we’ve got over 3 million volunteers across the nation that can help us. But we need our partners in mission. Folks have come through wonderfully in the past and again in non-affected areas. We’ve got canteens coming in. It’s like an accordion. As this thing increases, we increase our resources.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
iStock(MILWAUKEE) — Outrage and agony engulfed residents of Milwaukee over the death of a 3-year-old girl who was fatally shot when police say an apparent road rage incident allegedly sent an armed motorist into a fury and prompted him to open fire on a car carrying the child, her three young siblings and her mother.The incident marked at least a dozen road rage shootings in seven states across the country in just the past 45 days that have left five people dead and 11 injured.In the latest incident, Brooklyn Harris was riding in a car Saturday morning — with her mother and three siblings, ranging from ages 1 to 4 — when her mom nearly collided with a black Ford SUV, whose driver opened fire, killing Brooklyn. “They didn’t give that baby a chance to live. She just turned three,” Brooklyn’s grandmother said at a vigil for the child on Saturday night. The fatal incident unfolded just before 9 a.m. in a northwest Milwaukee neighborhood, police said. The suspect, apparently angry over the near accident with Brooklyn’s mother, allegedly opened fire on the family’s white sedan and attempted to drive away, police said.Officers responding to the scene spotted the suspect’s fleeing SUV and gave chase, police said. The suspect crashed, jumped out of his vehicle and ran, police said.After a brief search, he was found hiding in bushes and placed under arrest.The suspect’s name was not immediately released. Police were still investigating the case Monday and had yet to submit it to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for review, officials said.In an emotional news conference on Saturday, Assistant Police Chief Ray Banks expressed frustration over the shooting.“If our community has gotten to the point where we can get angry over a traffic accident and we start shooting at kids in a car, and we have a 3-year-old old dead, every one of you should be just as angry about this as I am,” Banks told the community. “We are consistently burying our children. That’s not supposed to happen.”The shooting came just days an apparent road rage incident on July 4 near Houston left two children, ages 1 and 2, and their parents injured when an 18-year-old motorist allegedly opened fire on their pickup truck, igniting fireworks the family had just purchased.On Monday morning, a 28-year-old man was fatally shot and his 26-year-old passenger critically wounded when a traffic collision apparently escalated into a shooting in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, police told ABC station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.Since June 1, road rage encounters have also led to fatal shootings in Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Pennsylvania, according to police.A woman in Dodge City, Alabama, was arrested after she allegedly tried to shoot a motorist in a road rage encounter on July 6, and ended up shooting her husband in the head, police said. Erica Cole was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment, authorities said. Her husband survived.The Dodge City incident came a day before a woman, identified by police as Zakia Bibbs, 23, was shot to death and two passengers riding with her were wounded in a road rage incident on a freeway in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.On June 12, two men were fatally shot in a gunfight that erupted over a road rage incident in Memphis, Tennessee. Truck driver Keith Byrne, 41, apparently cut off a BMW that Andre Sinclair, 22, his girlfriend and baby were riding in, police said.Bryne was apparently on the phone with a friend at the time and said he was pulling over to apologize to the occupants of the BMW, police said. But when he stopped, Sinclair allegedly got out of the car with a gun and he and Bryne, who was also armed, fatally shot each other, police said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Eta’s moisture combined with a cold front Thursday, which resulted in copious amounts of rain that caused some of the worst flooding in parts of Virginia and North Carolina since 1995.A flash flood emergency was issued for parts of North Carolina Thursday, where many rescues were reported.Flooding in Alexander County, North Carolina, has left four people dead and two others — one adult and one child — missing, officials said. Three died from flooding at the Hiddenite Family Campground, where a search will resume Friday morning for a missing adult and child. Another person died in the county from a car accident Thursday that was caused by a bridge washout.Eta is finally gone Friday, but there are still flood warnings in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina due to rising rivers. Some rivers will not crest until next week.In Virginia, the Roanoke River rose to more than 34 feet, making it the highest level since 1995.The highest rainfall in the U.S. Thursday was in Campbell County, Virginia, where 10.5 inches fell.Elsewhere, in Tampa Bay, Florida, up to 10 inches of rain fell. In South Carolina, the highest rainfall total was 7.95 inches, and in Georgia, 5.13 inches.In Charlotte, North Carolina, 4.62 inches of rain fell, making it the wettest November day in the city’s history.In addition, a new tropical wave is developing in the Caribbean Sea. This system could become our next named storm, Iota.Thankfully, most models keep this system away from the U.S., but Central America, which was hit very hard with deadly floods from Eta last weekend, is in its path.In the West, a major storm system moving in could bring up to 3 feet of snow, wind gusts that could reach 100 mph and heavy rain along coastal northern California, Oregon and Washington.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Tidewater Regional JailBy JULIA JACOBO, AARON KATERSKY and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — The rioter seen wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie during the siege on Capitol Hill has been arrested.Robert Keith Packer, 56, was arrested in Newport News, Virginia, Wednesday morning.The image of a man wearing a black hoodie with the words “Camp Auschwitz” emblazoned in white letters inside the U.S. Capitol building was circulated widely on social media.Packer has a lengthy criminal record in the area and has been arrested in Newport News “well over a dozen times,” Newport News Sheriff Gabriel Morgan told ABC News.Previous offenses included assault and battery, driving under the influence, drunk in public, driving under revocation, and probation violation, among others, Morgan said. Packer was last jailed in the county in 2012.Packer faces charges of unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to an arrest warrant filed in Virginia federal court.He was being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail and is expected to appear in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, Wednesday afternoon.A rioter who was standing next to Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt when she was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer, was also arrested by the FBI Wednesday.New Jersey resident Thomas Baranyi, 28, appeared briefly in Newark federal court, where bail was set at $100,000.Court records quoted Baranyi’s televised interview during which he showed a reporter blood on his hand after he stormed the Capitol.In the interview, Baranyi explained that he got blood on his hand after storming into the Capitol and a “young lady” rushed through the windows.“A number of police and Secret Service were saying get down, get out of the way. She didn’t heed the call and as we kind of raced up to try to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck, and she fell back on me,” Baranyi said in the interview, according to the court documents.Several others who participated in the siege have been arrested around the country in recent days.The fur-pelted man photographed with a Capitol police shield was arrested Tuesday morning at his brother’s home in Brooklyn, facing four federal charges.Many of the rioters were implicated by their own social media posts, ABC News’ chief investigative reporter Josh Margolin said on “Start Here,” an ABC News daily podcast, on Monday.Suspected rioters who allegedly brought zip ties and wore tactical gear were arrested in Texas and Tennessee on Tuesday.The man seen carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern through the Capitol halls and the shirtless man dressed in horns, a bearskin headdress and red, white and blue face paint were arrested on Friday in Florida and Arizona, respectively.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. HR profession sees smallest rise in salaryOn 16 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Graduates starting in the HR profession this year can expect the smallest salary increase of any professional role, according to a new report by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Graduate Salary and Vacancies 2001, suggests that new law graduates can expect the highest year-on-year salary increase of 6.6 per cent, compared with new HR graduates who will receive a salary only 2.8 per cent higher than those recruited in 1999-2000.This will mean salaries for HR graduates will rise from £18,150 last year to £18,550, while new law graduates can expect £23,250.But HR was among the least difficult disciplines for employers to recruit for. Eighty-seven per cent of employers questioned said they had no difficulties in finding new staff.AGR chief executive Carl Gilleard believes salary increases are small in HR because of its popularity and the type of graduate it appeals to. “HR is such a popular profession and has no real skills shortage. Also, it is not as competitive as other industries so its salaries do not have to increase dramatically.“Graduates who are attracted to HR as a career are not the sort of people who are driven by financial demands.”Graduate salaries are expected to rise by 3.3 per cent during 2001, in line with inflation, but one in 10 employers plans to increase wages by at least 10 per cent, with legal firms leading the way.