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Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgGamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileGamma-Civic Limited is a Mauritian company that provides services in construction, building materials, civil engineering contracting, equipment hiring, hospitality, lottery, corporate secretarial services, energy, trading activities, plant, and property investments. The segments that the company operates through are building materials, contracting, investments, lottery, corporate services, and others. Gamma-Civic Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

£5k to spend? I’d buy this safe-haven stock in an ISA for May

first_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! £5k to spend? I’d buy this safe-haven stock in an ISA for May Image source: Getty Images center_img Stock market confidence is gradually improving as we head into May. The Covid-19 crisis remains a fluid one and sentiment could easily crumble once again. But with lockdown measures in Europe and the US easing, building on similar action from Asian nations, it’s possible that recent share index rallies could extend into May. I for one am scouring UK share markets for bargains to buy for my ISA.One share I think could continue rallying is Premier Foods (LSE: PFD). The food manufacturer’s share price has actually risen despite the broader share price market crash that began in late February. It’s a reflection of the company’s ultra-defensive operations and the release of some terrific trading information in that time.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The small cap’s most recent financials last week revealed that sales jumped 3.6% in the three months to March. Turnover jumped 10.5% in the final month of the period. This reflects the panic buying that emerged across all Britain’s supermarkets (as well as those abroad) as pandemic fears ballooned. It’s no surprise that the Hertfordshire firm says that full-year results will come in at the top end of guidance, then.Sales starNow Premier Foods advised that sales volumes have cooled from the outstanding levels of last month. But the business still expects demand for its products to remain higher than normal. “This reflects more meals being eaten at home than usual due to recent measures set out by HM Government and hence increased demand for the group’s product ranges,” the company says.It’s likely that news from this ISA contender will remain white-hot for some time yet, then. I expect full-year results on 14 May will reveal that its products have continued flying off the shelves.Don’t be mistaken in thinking Premier Foods is a mere flash in the pan, however. The revenues generated by its brands have a knack of outperforming the broader UK market and sales here have risen for eleven quarters on the bounce. This is despite the rising pressure on consumers’ wallets that has, in turn, exacerbated the discounting strategies of the country’s supermarkets. A top ISA buyThe record pays testament to Premier Foods’ packed basket of much-loved brands. Its Batchelors instant meals, Oxo gravy and Homepride cooking sauces can be found in cupboards the length and breadth of the land. Its Mr Kipling cake ranges have remained the jewel in the company’s crown, though, sales of which have boomed by double-digit percentages in recent quarters. And they should continue to do so thanks to heavy marketing and product investment.Premier Foods’ share price was recently dealing at multi-year highs around 46p per share. However, its low forward price-to-earnings ratio of around 5 times provides scope for more share price gains in the weeks and months ahead. This is a share I’d happily add to my own Stocks and Shares ISA. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild | Monday, 27th April, 2020 | More on: PFD Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Tommy Bowe heads home to Ulster

first_imgIRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said: “The policy for the IRFU will continue to have as many Irish qualified players playing here in Ireland to maintain both the competiveness of the provinces and to allow the players to be managed for the benefit of the Ireland team. I am delighted that Tommy Bowe has chosen to return to Ulster to play and it speaks volumes for both the system we have here in Ireland and the building momentum in Ulster that a player of his standing in the game has committed himself long term to his home province.”Ulster Director of Rugby David Humphreys commented: “We are delighted to be in a position to finally confirm that Tommy will be playing his rugby with Ulster next season and I’d like to thank the IRFU for their assistance in bringing him home. The speculation around his return over the past number of weeks is testament to the level of regard that the Ulster Rugby public have for him and rightly so. Skillful, physical, and a proven finisher with a knack of being in the right place at the right time, there’s no doubt that Tommy has consistently been one of European rugby’s best players over the past few seasons and he’ll bring a lot of experience and flair to our backline.” He was selected in the Ireland squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, scoring two tries against the USA in New Plymouth and has continued that form by scoring five tries so far in the RBS Six Nations Championship for Ireland.Bowe, a Ravenhill favourite, has enjoyed his spell in Wales, but is looking forward to returning to Belfast and said: “Obviously, I have mixed emotions. I’m sad to be leaving a club and a region that I have been proud to call my home for the last three years and that has improved me immeasurably both as a rugby player and as a person. I am indebted to the staff, coaches, management, team mates and fans of the Ospreys, for welcoming me so warmly and making my time here so special.“That said, I am also delighted to be returning to Ulster, the Province I grew up wanting to play for and where my family live. David Humphreys was a mentor of mine in my early playing days and we have remained friends during my time at the Ospreys. His vision for Ulster is impressive, with Ulster born players at the core of this vision. I hope to repay the IRFU and Ulster’s faith in me by contributing to a team that is already delivering. The vibe at Ulster is undeniably positive. I’ve been training and playing with some of the Ulster boys during the Six Nations and there is a real energy and sense of anticipation as to what lies ahead for this Ulster team”. Tommy Bowe heads back home to UlsterInternational wing Tommy Bowe will return to play in Ireland with Ulster next season until 2015.Following agreement from his current club Ospreys, Bowe has been given early release from his contract with the club to allow him to take up a new contract with the IRFU and to play in Ulster for the next three seasons.Schooled at Royal School Armagh, Bowe began his professional career with Ulster, making a try scoring debut for the province in the 2003/04 season. His elevation to the senior Ulster team followed selection for the Ulster schools team and also playing at full back and wing for the Ireland U21 team in 2004, being part of the squad that reached the final of the IRB under 21 World Cup, but was ruled out of the semi final and final due to injury.Bowe won his first cap for Ireland against the USA in the old Lansdowne Road the following season, scoring a try on his debut in November 2004. He continued to play for Ulster for the following three seasons, amassing 91 appearances and scoring 34 tries. During that time, he was part of the Ulster team that won the 2004/05 Celtic League.At the end of the 2007/08 seasons he moved to the Ospreys club in Wales and continued to represent Ireland, being part of the Ireland team that won the Six Nations Championship in 2009 and was also selected to tour South Africa with the British & Irish Lions, playing in six games including all three test matches.The 2010 season was a particularly good year for the Monaghan man, being named as the RBS Player of the Championship for the 2010 RBS 6 Nations as well as the IRUPA Player of the Year 2010 and the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland’s winger Tommy Bowe scores a try during the rugby union 6 Nations tournament match France versus Ireland, on March 4, 2012 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. The match ended 17-17. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)last_img read more

Kings Cross Steelers – “We have been an exemplar for the changes in society”

first_imgThe world’s first gay rugby club, the Steelers are the subject of a new film. Founding chairman Robert Hayward reflects on the club’s influence over the past 25 years “I was conscious of that. I don’t think anybody does it to campaign but what we’ve discovered is how helpful we can be both to individuals and to the gay community just by being there.“I do believe that rugby has tackled the issue of diversity far better than football. When we were formed there was a sense that rugby was a bastion of traditional conservative, with a small c, society. Lo and behold, the RFU welcomed us in.“At the time there were all sorts of rows about professionalism and I remember saying to the RFU’s head of communications, ‘I’m sorry to be causing you these troubles’, because on odd occasions there were silly stories, and he said, ‘You’re the only positive publicity we get!’Showing his mettle: Steelers’ Ben Coney Critchley makes a tackle against Caledonian Thebans during the 2019 Union Cup in Dublin (Inpho)“We’re lucky as a sport. We shouldn’t be self-indulgent, we must carry on changing attitudes, and I hope we’re doing it by experience rather than by a form of campaign or crusade.“It’s a shame that the only openly gay rugby player at the moment is Keegan Hirst in rugby league. But I believe rugby union has a position to be proud of.“I don’t know if there are guys out there who are gay but if there are I’d like them to feel confident enough to come out and I think rugby union is in a position where that could be the case.“In many ways we have throughout the last 25 years been an exemplar of the changes in society. When I got an award at the Rugby Writers’ dinner, Craig Maxwell-Keys was sat across the table from me as an England international referee.“When Nigel (Owens) came out, when Gareth came out, it was blockbusting news. But Craig is an international referee who happens to be gay. And that’s both a reflection of society and a reflection of the way the game works, and has worked, very effectively.In the spotlight: Premiership referee Craig Maxwell-Keys decided to come out in 2019 (Getty Images)“I was the main mover of the amendment in legislation that got same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland and I said I would wear my tie every time I spoke on the subject until the law changed, which I did.“In both the Commons and the Lords, there’s a box where the civil servants sit and they pass notes to the minister, and the other week one of the civil servants in the box was wearing a Steelers tie. And it gave me enormous pride. It’s little things like that which give one pleasure because of what the tie represents and what the club represents.”Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club premieres online at the Glasgow Film Festival – tickets are available now. It will be available to watch from Fri 26 Feb to Sun 7 Mar. Kings Cross Steelers – “We have been an exemplar for the changes in society”A new film about Kings Cross Steelers, the world’s first gay rugby club, premieres next month at the Glasgow Film Festival. The documentary follows the East London club’s exploits at the 2018 Bingham Cup in Amsterdam and has been made by TV reporter Eamonn Ashton-Atkinson, who had been due to play in the tournament before concussion ruled him out.The Steelers’ story is one of the most significant the game has seen. Created in 1995, the club has been a trailblazer for gay and inclusive rugby – today there are almost 100 member clubs listed on the International Gay Rugby website.Steelers’ founding chairman is Lord Robert Hayward, a former MP, referee and Bedford Swifts wing. Rugby World spoke to him last year for a feature published in our June 2020 issue. Here’s what he had to say about the club’s impact over the past 25 years…Standard bearers: Kings Cross Steelers led the way on a path that many have since trodden (Steelers)“In the mid-1990s, society became more open and the opportunity was there to come together and play the sport you loved. So we set up the Steelers and as time has moved on, we discovered that what we were also doing was providing a support network for lots of people; people who weren’t out feeling they could play a sport comfortably in a team before they came out to their family or their community.“After we were formed, when we had journalists doing stories we had to ask players whether they were out at work. If I was being interviewed against a backdrop of people training, did they want to avoid being in the backdrop? Did they want to appear in a photograph?“And at least half the players would say no, they don’t want to be in a photograph. Quite a few were unwilling even to be interviewed anonymously.“When we had our 20th anniversary, we didn’t ask people. And that’s a reflection of the change in society. There are people who are still not out, and everybody’s sympathetic to that, it’s their choice. But the contrast between every media interview we did in the early years compared to now is stark.“When we started the club, we were thinking of people who were involved in rugby and wanted to play in a gay community; after the game they could go off together into Soho or whatever. What has been striking is the shift over the years.“For the last five years we have run a ‘Pathway to Rugby’ – 50 guys each year who have either never played rugby or who haven’t played beyond the age of about 13.“And the pathway is over-subscribed. It’s a 13-week course and the final ‘passing out’ game has become quite an institution. Other clubs are staggered by how many people we have turn up. People are coming from all over London to train with us and the RFU loves it because it is bringing overwhelmingly new people into the game.“In the early days, when you played clubs away from home, you would get all sorts of questions, like ‘How do gay guys meet?’ There was a perception about the club and the gay community that we were all soft and like Danny La Rue. ‘Straight’ clubs were quite open about the fact they didn’t want to be the first club to lose to Kings Cross Steelers.“But that perception has changed because more sportsmen and women have come out as being gay, like Gareth Thomas in 2009. And the contrast now is that the Essex Rugby Union is incredibly proud to have us as part of their society.“The Steelers have never been about a crusade per se but it has been difficult to separate that from the rugby. We got quite a lot of publicity for our first few matches and I remember we played a club in Surrey. One of their guys said, ‘You’ve got to be careful. Every club will want to play you just because they want to play rugby, not because it’s going to be a campaign.’ LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img True grit: Kings Cross Steelers, in the blue socks, take on Straffe Ketten in the 2019 Union Cup (Inpho) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

The aggressive Faf de Klerk tackling technique that draws comparisons to a snake

first_imgTuesday Jan 26, 2021 The aggressive Faf de Klerk tackling technique that draws comparisons to a snake In this fascinating video, rugby coach Craig Wilson looks at Faf de Klerk’s always impressive tackle technique. Despite his size, he is a formidable tackler and regularly holds his own against far larger players.ADVERTISEMENTWe recently posted about how forwards defend a try line in a similar way to how Sumo wrestlers tackle, and now this interesting video uses imagery of a snake strike to draw comparisons on how to strike at the moment on impact.Feel free to let us know what you think.ALSO WATCH: Faf de Klerk runs the length then fights opposition in CRAZY 10 seconds Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 20 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Eben Etzebeth puts the world on notice… 20 WEEKS AGO James Haskell defends McDonald’s role in… 20 WEEKS AGO Re-live THE Mike Phillips Six Nations try… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

Thirteen year old youth arrested as part of investigations into spate of burglaries in…

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Police at Strand Road are appealing for information about a series of burglaries in the Waterside area of Derry.The incidents took place over the weekend.Two houses at Ivy Mead were entered between 10am on Saturday and 8pm yesterday.Money was stolen from one of the houses.Meanwhile, money was stolen from a house in the Gobnascale area on Saturday.The house at Tamneymore Park was entered through a rear window.A 13-year-old youth was arrested following a burglary in the Brandywell area of the city yesterday.He was later released on bail pending further enquiries.A sum of money was stolen from a house at Southend Park. Police are seeking information about a second youth seen in the area.Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Facebook Thirteen year old youth arrested as part of investigations into spate of burglaries in Derry Previous articleClaims that Sinn Fein set to do a U-turn on their stance on water chargesNext articleDerry CCC under pressure to finish out senior championship News Highland center_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – September 7, 2015 Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Plea Moved in Delhi HC Seeking Registration and Access to Social Welfare Schemes For Construction Workers [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Moved in Delhi HC Seeking Registration and Access to Social Welfare Schemes For Construction Workers [Read Petition] Karan Tripathi23 April 2020 5:26 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court claiming that the rights of the construction workers are getting violated due to their non-registration and lack of access to social welfare schemes. Filed by social activist Sunil through Advocate Shiven Varma, the petition highlights that the construction workers are denied their right to social welfare schemes due…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court claiming that the rights of the construction workers are getting violated due to their non-registration and lack of access to social welfare schemes. Filed by social activist  Sunil through Advocate Shiven Varma, the petition highlights that the construction workers are denied their right to social welfare schemes due to non-implementation of the provisions of the Building and Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, and the Building and Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act. It is submitted by the Petitioner that most of the construction workers in Delhi are not registered as construction workers, thus they are deprived of not only monitoring of whether wages are being paid to them as per the guidelines under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, by their principal employers, but also all benefits of the welfare schemes under the BOCW Act including the direct bank transfer relief provided by the government for construction workers. This issue, as per the Petitioner, has become even more aggravated and urgent due to the joblessness caused by the nationwide lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure against COVID19. The gross under registration of construction workers is highlighted by the figures stated in the petition – out of 10 lakh construction workers, only 37,127 are registered as beneficiaries of the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. ‘The gross under registration of construction workers is evident from the fact that between 2015 – 2020, the number of registered construction workers in Delhi fell from 300,000 (Three lakh) to under 40,000 (forty thousand). It is pertinent that the BOCW Welfare Cess Act, 1996, collects a cess from construction activities specifically for the benefit of all construction workers’, the petition states. The Petitioner has also pointed out that the Supreme Court had directed the State Governments to immediately register the construction workers in the judgment of National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour (NCC-CL) v. Union of India In that judgment, the apex court had made the Member-Secretary of the Welfare Boards and the Labour Secretary responsible for the proper implementation of the Act and the registration of workers. Moreover, the court had ordered that all construction workers should be given identity cards and should be registered in terms of Section 12 of the BOCW Act. The Petitioner also argues that due to non registration of workers by the Welfare Boards, many construction workers are currently residing in various labour camps, construction sites, homeless shelter homes, emergency shelter homes and on streets across Delhi. To address these challenges, the Petitioner has also suggested the following recommendations: Make immediate provisions to ensure that all eligible workers are immediately registered as beneficiaries under the Act(s). In this, help can and should be taken from DUSIB, DSLSA, Labour Dept., NGOs, and Shelter Management Agencies. Further,ensure that all other and/or related benefits, entitlements and allowances announced by the Delhi Government are provided to them, whether through Direct Benefit Transfer or any other scheme Devise immediately a comprehensive plan of action to ensure enough programs and/or camps are set up by the concerned authorities to educate on and facilitate the registration of eligible workers over a prolonged period. Further direct the Department of Labour & Employment (Delhi) to devise much-needed changes in the registration process with a view to make it – in the long term and in a lasting way – easier, friendlier and more accessible for the worker. Ensure that the employers, companies, organisations and/or govt. bodies (responsible under the Acts for the welfare of such labour and workers) initiate, facilitate and finish the registration of all eligible workers under the Act(s) so that the mandated benefits can be provided to them.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

A State Running Lottery Has No Right To Interfere With Sale Of Other-State Lotteries : Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesA State Running Lottery Has No Right To Interfere With Sale Of Other-State Lotteries : Kerala High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK31 Dec 2020 10:00 PMShare This – xThe Central Government alone has the power to regulate, control and interfere with lotteries.The Kerala High Court has quashed the rules brought by the Kerala government to regulate sale of other-state lotteries holding that the state government lacked such a power under the Lotteries(Regulation) Act 1998 which is passed by the Parliament.”No state can exercise its authority by making Rules in such a way to impact upon authority of other States to organise, conduct and …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 Kerala High Court has quashed the rules brought by the Kerala government to regulate sale of other-state lotteries holding that the state government lacked such a power under the Lotteries(Regulation) Act 1998 which is passed by the Parliament.”No state can exercise its authority by making Rules in such a way to impact upon authority of other States to organise, conduct and promotion of lottery. That power is exclusively given to the Central Government under Section 6(of Lotteries Regulation Act). The Central Government alone has the power to regulate, control and interfere with lotteries, if it is run in violation of law”, observed the judgment delivered by a single bench of Justice A Muhamed Mustaque.The verdict came in a writ petition filed by an agent selling lotteries of the State of Nagaland in Kerala(Future Gaming and Hotel Services Pvt Ltd vs State of Kerala and others). The petitioner challenged the amendments brought by the Kerala Government in 2018 to the Kerala Paper Lotteries(Regulation) Rules, 2005, which gave power to Kerala government authorities to regulate and control lotteries run by other states.The Court noted that the Kerala Paper Lotteries(Regulation) Rules, 2005 was framed by the State Government in exercise of powers delegated to it by Section 4 of the Lotteries(Regulation Act) 1998, which is a Central Act. Section 4 confers powers on the State to “organize, conduct and promote a lottery”. On an examination of various provisions of the Lotteries Act, the Court came to a conclusion that the rule making power of the State does not extend to interfering with the sale of other-state lotteries when the State itself is engaged in lottery business.The power conferred on the State Government is a delegated power. The Parliament alone has exclusive power to make laws with respect to lotteries as seen from Item No.40 of List I-Union List, Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.State can ban other-state lotteries only if lottery sale is totally prohibited The Court noted that the power of the State Government to prohibit lottery sale under Section 5 can be invoked if lotteries are totally prohibited in the state. In other words, the State Government cannot selectively ban other-state lotteries when it is running lottery business.”The power of the State Government to prohibit paper lottery or online lottery under Section 5 is available only when the State is not running its own said type of lotteries. Therefore, the State can also invoke Rule 9A(12) of the Kerala Paper Lotteries(Regulation) Rules, 2005 to prohibit the sale of other State lotteries, if the State is not running any such type of lotteries”, the judgment observed.Reference was made to the SC precedent in the case All Kerala Online Lottery Dealers Association v. State of Kerala and Others(2016).Therefore, the bench held that the power to interfere with other-state lotteries can be excercised only if the state is declared as a no-lottery zone.”The power to interfere with other State lotteries is only to the extent of prohibition of sale of lottery tickets. That is only possible if the State has declared it sterritory as a lottery free zone. In that background, the Court has to conclude the nature of the power that can be exercised by States under the Central Act 17 of 1998 as follows:i. Formulate Scheme of their own lottery conducted, promoted in accordance with Section4 of the Central Act 17 of 1998.ii.The prohibition of the sale of tickets if the State has chosen its territory as alottery free zone.” The power to interfere with other State lotteries is only to the extent of prohibition of sale of lottery tickets. That is only possible if the State has declared its territory as a lottery free zone. The power conferred on the State under Section 5 is the only power of prohibition of sale of tickets of other State lotteries. That means the State Government has no power to interfere with organising, conductor promotion of lottery by other states.Only Central Government has power to decide on inter-state lottery disputesExamining the scheme of the Act, the High Court observed that the Central Government has the role of a ‘neutral arbiter’ to resolve the tensions created between states due to lottery selling. This is in tune with the spirit of federalism. The Court noted that lottery sale has become a means for revenue generation for states. Therefore, competition is bound to happen between states in lottery sales, which might lead to tensions.”The lottery is a revenue model. The revenue generated through the sale of the lottery has become a new market model for fiscal governance by different States. This creates tensions. The State Governments are very ambitious not only to protect their own market interest but also want to see that lottery tickets of other -States do not penetrate into their own territorial market”, the Court observed.In that backdrop, giving one state unilateral power to regulate other-state lotteries while it is engaged in lottery sale is bound to create conflict of interests. “Since lotteries are organised by the State, it is likely to give rise of tension between different States. The Parliament contemplating this, conferred power on the Central Government to prohibit lottery organised by any State, if such lotteries are organised, conducted or promoted in contravention of the provisions of Section 4;or when tickets are sold when there isprohibition effected by a State in itsterritory. The Parliament also thought that one State should not decide its own cause if any lotteries are organised, conducted and promoted by other State contravening the provisions of the Central Act 17 of 1998 and the Central Government has to decide as a neutral Arbiter”.This power of Central Government is derived from Section 6 of the Act.Kerala restrained from interfering with Nagaland lotteriesThe Court quashed the amended rules as ultra vires the Central Act and held them to be unenforceable.Consequently, the Court declared that the petitioner has every right to sell and market the lotteries organised by the State of Nagaland in the State of Kerala.The State of Kerala has to be restrained with the right of the petitioner to market and sell the lotteries organised by the State of Nagaland, the court said. If sale of any lotteries is carried out illegally, only central government can intervene in the issue, clarified the court. The Court also clarified that if the sale of Nagaland lottery is carried out without following the instructions of the central government, the Kerala government can approach the centre.In 2018, the Kerala High Court had quashed an amendment brought by the State Government under the GST Rules to regulate other-state lotteries. It was held in that case(Teesta Distributors & Others v. State of Kerala) that the State has no power to constitute one more authority under the Kerala State Goods and Services Tax Rules to enter satisfaction of the violation of lotteries conducted in accordance with the Central Act 17 of 1998.State to appealThe Finance Minister, Dr.Thomas Issac, said that the government will appeal to the division bench against the verdict. He said that the amendments were brought to control the “lottery mafia”.Click here to read/download judgment  Next Storylast_img read more

Oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) of South Georgia, South Atlantic

first_imgTwenty-one species of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida), including three new species, are reported from samples collected on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Fossonothrus wallworki n.sp., Lanceoppia elegantula n.sp. and Edwardzetes australis n.sp. are described and figured. Ten additional species, recorded previously, provides a total of 31 species for the island.last_img

Propagation and linear mode conversion of magnetosonic and electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in the radiation belts

first_imgMagnetosonic waves and electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves are important for electron acceleration and loss from the radiation belts. It is generally understood that these waves are generated by unstable ion distributions that form during geomagnetically disturbed times. Here we show that magnetosonic waves could be a source of EMIC waves as a result of propagation and a process of linear mode conversion. The converse is also possible. We present ray tracing to show how magnetosonic (EMIC) waves launched with large (small) wave normal angles can reach a location where the wave normal angle is zero and the wave frequency equals the so-called crossover frequency whereupon energy can be converted from one mode to another without attenuation. While EMIC waves could be a source of magnetosonic waves below the crossover frequency, magnetosonic waves could be a source of hydrogen band waves but not helium band waves.last_img read more