Six Nations: The 37-man Lions squad for New Zealand

first_imgDangerous: Rhys Webb is a threat around the fringesProps: Mako Vunipola (England), Joe Marler (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Kyle Sinckler (England)Pick the bones out of this little lot for the Test starters. Marler has been re-born since his difficulties in the 2016 Six Nations, Vunipola has the skill-set to play in the centre, and his finding his feet after an injury lay-off and Cole is another been-there-and-done-that merchant. Furlong is probably front-runner for the tight-head Test spot, but Cole will push him hard and a tour like this could be the making of Sinckler from Eddie Jones’ stand-point. He will also have his mentor at Harlequins, Graham Rowntree, on the trip and the scrum guru rates Sinckler massively as does Adam Jones. He is spiky all right – just what you need in New Zealand where every midweek team will be primed to soften up the Lions ahead of the Tests.Bedrock: Tadhg Furlong is expected to lock down the Lions scrumHookers: Rory Best (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales), Jamie George (England)Four into three won’t go and this is one of the hardest areas for Gatland to pick. Owens had a wail of time in the Six Nations, Best showed up in Ireland’s game against England and George might just be the best of the lot. This is tough on Dylan Hartley who probably won’t appreciate the summer off but George is the coming man.In the loose: Jamie George has a solid set-piece and high workrateSecond row:  Joe Launchbury (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), Courtney Lawes (England), Jonny Gray (Scotland), Maro Itoje (England), George Kruis (England)Gatland name-checked Kruis in an interview on the BBC last weekend even though the Saracens man did not feature in the Six Nations because of injury. He can run a line-out and the Lions will need that in every game down under. Launchbury and Lawes were the standout pairing in the tournament and Lawes and Itoje can both do a shift at six.Engine room: Jonny Gray’s remarkable tackle count would be an asset to the LionsBack row: Sam Warburton (Wales), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), CJ Stander (Ireland), James Haskell (England), Billy Vunipola (England), Taulupe Faletau (Wales) Inked-in: Owen Farrell is likely to play at No 10 or No 12 for the Test team Everyone else has had a crack at predicting Warren Gatland’s party and Test line-ups for the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand this summer so why can’t we? Last time in Australia Gatland picked 37 players in his original selection and he is likely to do the same this time when he unveils the names on 19 April. There are some top players likely to miss out and maybe he should go down the Clive Woodward route – his first squad, in 2005, had 44 players in it and he called up seven replacements. But we will stick with the Gatland model and good luck to him when he tries to whittle this lot down to 15 Test starters. That is why he gets the big bucks and he will get stick whoever he picks – and there is a case for about 50 players – we are sure we will too. Now where is that tin hat?Full-backs/wings: Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Elliot Daly (England), George North (Wales), Liam Williams (Wales), Rob Kearney (Ireland), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Anthony Watson (England)Versatility is the name of the game here with numbers tight so Watson and Williams who can play wing or 15 get the nod as does Daly who can also play centre. Rob Kearney is picked for his ability under the high ball and there are plenty of finishers in there. Halfway through the Six Nations North would not have got in but he has found himself again and he is big bloke. That all leaves Leigh Halfpenny and Jack Nowell as the next cabs off the rank if anyone falls over, they will so that pair should not go too far on holiday.Finisher: Tommy Seymour has given Scotland a cutting edge out wideCentres: Owen Farrell (England), Jonathan Joseph (England), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Jonathan Davies (Wales)Owen Farrell is a certainty for the Tests if fit, whether at 10 or 12, Joseph is one of the best finishers around – a fact that masks his ability in defence where he has come on a ton. Davies has been there and done it despite blotting his copybook against England in the Six Nations and Henshaw, another who had a faux-pas in the tournament gets in….just. He has played 12 and 13 at Test level.Midfield muscle: Robbie Henshaw has the quality to thrive in New ZealandFly-halves: Johnny Sexton (Ireland), George Ford (England)Johnny Sexton was back to his best in Ireland’s game against England – he absolutely bossed it – but if he thought he was targeted by the English then he will get it with knobs in New Zealand. He knows it is coming and he is good enough to deal with it. Ford just edges Finn Russell out of the tour and there is always Farrell to provide cover at 10.Vision: George Ford offers a point of difference to Owen Farrell and Johnny SextonScrum-halves: Rhys Webb (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland), Ben Youngs (England)Conor Murray and Rhys Webb look like slugging it out for the Test No.9 jersey with the Irishman favourite to nail it at the moment not least because of his partnership with Sexton. Youngs started the second Test in Australia in 2013, having come off the bench in the first, and knows a bit about the Irish fly-half as well. Greig Laidlaw’s injury in Scotland’s game against France has done him no favours on the Lions front. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The dust has just settled on an explosive Six Nations which means the eyes of the rugby world will focus squarely on the April 19 Lions squad announcement. Who gets in? Sam Warburton is back to his best form and O’Mahony gets in on the back of a huge game against England. He is abrasive, good in the line-out and you can see the Kiwi fans taking to his no-nonsense approach. Haskell told us once that the nearest he had got to the Lions was Longleat but he is a good tourist, which is what Gatland is looking for in his last four or five spots, and could easily be midweek captain. Ian McGeechan lamented the absence of a strong character to captain the dirt-trackers in 1993 – Haskell could be the man. And don’t bet against him playing a Test.Class is permanent: Taulupe Faletau is just back from injurylast_img read more

PEDv Cases Continue to Rise

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News PEDv Cases Continue to Rise By Gary Truitt – May 4, 2014 PEDv Cases Continue to Rise Previous articleCongressional Pressure Mounts on EPA to Withdraw Proposed Waters of the U.S. RuleNext articleActivists Say the Darndest Things Gary Truitt It’s been a year since PEDv was first identified in the U.S. – and as of April 26th – the National Animal Health Laboratory Network has reported 204 out of 779 PEDv tests conducted at nine veterinary diagnostic labs came back positive – according to Meatingplace. The latest tests bring the confirmed PEDv count in the U.S. to 6,226 since last May. Twenty-nine states have at least one confirmed PEDv case – but the American Association of Swine Veterinarians says there have been cases diagnosed in Virginia – which would bring the state count to 30. Paragon Economics President Steve Meyer estimates as many as 7-million pigs have died from PEDv – but no firm numbers have been confirmed. This is why retail pork and hog prices have reached new record highs – and could potentially increase more. Facebook Twittercenter_img Meyer says USDA’s move to require reporting of PEDv cases is a positive one he wishes they would have taken last summer when it became obvious the disease was rapidly spreading. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Sports journalist beaten up

first_img Follow the news on Kazakhstan Organisation Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections RSF_en March 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sports journalist beaten up February 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts to go further News Sports journalist Maxim Khartashov, who has frequently lifted the lid on corruption in the world of sport, was set upon and beaten up by two unidentified assailants in Almaty on 11 March. Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern about the attack on the journalist for the opposition weekly Vremya, the second incident involving a sports journalist in less than a month.”The editor-in-chief of the weekly Sport & KS was dismissed because he criticised the authorities and Maxim Khartashov was attacked most likely because of the articles he wrote,” said the organisation. “These journalists should be able to do their job without obstruction and without fearing for their safety, in the same way as other members of the profession,” said Reporters Without Borders, calling on those leading the investigation into the attack to focus their inquiries on the connection with his work. News One of the men followed Khartashov as he left the newspaper around 5pm on 11 March, while another waited for him in front of his home. A few minutes earlier unknown callers phoned his home and the newspaper to find out where he was.The journalist, who suffered head and facial injuries, is still being treated in hospital.Khartashov said he believed the attack was linked to his work, because the two men did not attempt to rob him. He believed it could have been in reprisal for his articles exposing drug scandals, match-fixing and embezzlement in the sports world.Reporters Without Borders recalled that on 12 February 2004, Nesip Zhunusbayev, of the weekly Sport & KS, was dismissed by the Minister of Tourism and Sport, Daulet Turlykhanov, because he had been too critical of the government on sports issues.In an article published in January, he criticised training and preparation of the country’s athletes six months ahead of the Athens Olympics, speaking out against the privatisation of several sports bodies and calling for more government backing for the development of sport in rural areas. Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her January 15, 2021 Find out more News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF-backed satellite radio station sabotaged again

first_img RSF_en Radio Erena, a Paris-based satellite radio station that broadcasts to Eritreans in Eritrea and to the Eritrean diaspora, is again the target of a pirate transmission from within Eritrea that is blocking its broadcasts – this time since 4 September.The sabotage resumed two days after the radio and TV satellite company Arabsat restored Radio Erena’s signal, ending three weeks of satellite silence that had been the result of an earlier pirate transmission from inside Eritrea.Radio Erena was launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2009 with the primary chief aim of providing an independent news service to the residents of what is one of the most closed countries in the world, one that is ranked even lower than North Korea in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.The method of sabotage is similar to the one that forced Radio Erena off the air from 14 August to 2 September. Arabsat, owner of the BADR-6 satellite that the station uses to reach Eritrea, said it had to suspend Radio Erena because its signal was being jammed by a pirate transmission. Using geolocation, Arabsat has established that the jamming, which is targeted directly at the Radio Erena signal, has come both times from inside Eritrea. The first time, the jamming began after the station broadcast an interview with an Ethiopian government minister.”This Reporters Without Borders-backed radio station is really essential for Eritreans because the country’s state media just carry the regime’s bellicose and ultranationalist discourse,” RWB director-general Christophe Deloire said. “Radio Erena is the only source of independent news and information in the local language in what is an information black hole. We are not surprised by these attacks from a country that is ranked last in our press freedom index, but we reserve the right to take legal measures.” Reporters Without Borders created a mirror of the station’s website so that another cyber-attack would not prevent Eritreans from accessing Radio Erena’s news reports online. The organization urges Internet users to visit this exact copy of the original and to create more copies of it, in order to thwart the government’s censorship.The Reporters Without Borders mirror site was itself the target of cyber-attacks last night but the hackers failed to gain control of it.Ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past five years, Eritrea is Africa’s biggest jail for journalists and the fourth biggest wordwide, after China, Iran and Syria. In reality, it is one vast open prison for the media. EritreaAfrica Activities in the field Reports October 27, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Eritrea Receive email alerts April 14, 2021 Find out more Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case to go furthercenter_img News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Organisation September 6, 2012 – Updated on May 21, 2016 RSF-backed satellite radio station sabotaged again Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Help by sharing this information EritreaAfrica Activities in the field News Newslast_img read more

Seven journalists to spend National Press Day in prison

first_img Help by sharing this information As Azerbaijan prepares to marks National Press Day on 22 July 2007, Reporters Without Borders today condemned its repeated violations of the opposition media’s rights, especially the use of jail terms to silence journalists, of whom a total of seven are currently in prison. “Four criminal code articles with provision for long sentences are above all being used to imprison journalists – articles 147 and 148 on ‘defaming’ and ‘insulting’ the Azerbaijani people, article 282 on ‘inciting racial, national and religious hatred,’ and article 241 (1) on terrorism,” the press freedom organisation said. “These laws must be amended quickly because they represent serious violations of free speech and the international conventions to which Azerbaijan is party,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Prison sentences are being handed down at an appalling rate. The authorities turn a deaf ear to our repeated appeals and refuse to stop prosecuting the opposition media.”Sakit Zahidov, a writer and journalist with the newspaper Azadlig, was arrested on 23 June 2006 and, after 10 grammes of heroin were allegedly found in one of his pockets, he was charged with “possession of a large amount of drugs with the intention of reselling it.” Zahidov has always maintained the police planted the heroin. No evidence to support the charges was produced at his trial. Nonetheless, he was sentenced to three years in prison on 4 October 2007.Faramaz Allahverdiyev of the daily Nota Bene was sentenced to two years in prison on a charge of libel on 30 January of this year because of a report about interior minister Ramil Usubov’s lack of political loyalty to former President Heydar Aliev.Eynulla Fatullayev, the editor of the dailies Gundelik Azerbaijan and Realny Azerbaijan, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on 20 April for “defaming” and “insulting” the Azerbaijani people. The sentence was confirmed on appeal and now new charges of “terrorism” have been brought against him.Two journalists with the daily Mukhalifat, Yashar Agazadeh and Rovshan Kabirli, were sentenced to two and a half years in prison on 20 May for libelling Djalal Aliev, the president’s uncle, in a report implicating him in probable corruption.On 6 July, a Baku appeal court upheld the prison sentences imposed on 4 May on Samir Sadagatoglu, the editor of the weekly Sanat, and Rafik Tagi, one of his journalists, for an article critical of Islam entitled “Europe and Us” that was published on 6 November 2006. Sadagatoglu was sentenced to four years in prison, and Tagi to three years. June 4, 2021 Find out more News News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en Follow the news on Azerbaijan Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Organisation April 9, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia July 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven journalists to spend National Press Day in prisonlast_img read more

Tuesday Tastings of the Wines of Italy with Diego Meraviglia

first_imgcenter column 5 Tuesday Tastings of the Wines of Italy with Diego Meraviglia Starting October 29th, Trattoria Neapolis will be hosting a six-part Italian wine tasting series led by its own award-winning wine director, Diego Meraviglia. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Sunday, October 20, 2013 | 3:28 pm Make a comment Diego Meraviglia is a sommelier savant.He is wine director for Trattoria Neapolis, vice president of the North American Sommelier Association, a certified 4th Level Sommelier (AIS), Certified Sommelier-Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Specialist of Wine-Society of Wine Educators, Certified Veuve Cliquot Specialist, and earned an enology and viticulture diploma from Silvarte (Italy). He teaches sommelier level wine classes, helps organize major L.A. wine related events and co-translated the book “Food & Wine” used worldwide by the Italian Sommelier Association, and most recently, placed fifth in the world at the World Wide Sommelier competition.To celebrate Merviglia’s remarkable performance at the competition, Trattoria Neapolis has created a six-part wine tasting series so customers can directly experience the genius of Meraviglia as a wine professional and educator.Dates and focus of tastings are as follows:1. Tuesday, October 29th 6:30pm PIEMONTE: Land of Barolo and More2. Tuesday, December 10th 6:30pm TUSCANY: From Brunello to Chianti3. Tuesday, January 21st 6:30pm SICILY: The Mediterranean Gem4. Tuesday, March 4th 6:30pm UMBRIA: The New Tuscany5. Tuesday, April 15th 6:30pm CAMPANIA: Land of Volcanoes6. Tuesday, May 27th 6:30pm PUGLIA: The Wine Cellar of EuropeEach event, or class, will last between one and one and a half hours, and will have a tasting of five wines from the region of focus. Small bites from the kitchen will accompany each dish, while Meraviglia will discuss the region’s history, geography, and other factors that affect the wine, the grapes, and the flavor.Cost of admission for each class is $45 per person, plus tax and 18% gratuity. You can purchase any number of classes, though if you purchase the whole series, you will get all six classes for the price of five.No refunds are given once tickets are purchased. However, if you are unable to attend a class, you can transfer to a future class so long as you give Trattoria Neapolis three days notice and there is space available in the class to which you’d like to transfer.Seats are limited for each class, so be sure to purchase early lest you lose a seat. To purchase, simply call the restaurant at (626) 792-3000, or ask your /host/server.Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant & Bar is located at 336 South Lake Avenue. Visit http://www.trattorianeapolis.com to find out more about the restaurant and its future events. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff Community Newslast_img read more

Guest Opinion | United Teachers of Pasadena President Allison Steppes: PUSD Is Not Prepared To Reopen Schools

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 63 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Unified School District is rushing to reopen campuses for in-person learning on March 30, 2021. United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP) does not believe that reopening schools the week of March 29, 2021 is educationally sound for students nor safe for staff and students.Included in the week of proposed reopening, Monday is not an in-person day, Wednesday is a school holiday, Friday is a shortened day, and all dates lead up to the week of Spring Break (April 5-9) resulting in a disrupted educational experience for all students attending in-person.Based on the financial incentive that the state has provided, if schools open by April 1, 2021, PUSD stands to receive $5.7 million. For each day they postpone reopening, they lose $51,000.00 per school day. UTP proposes schools reopen on April 13, 2021, which is a loss of two days. The lives of staff and students are worth more than $102,000.The Districts actions thus far do not reflect health and safety are important to them. Reopening is not a process which should be rushed when the health and safety of thousands of people are at stake. United Teachers of Pasadena has concerns about the date of reopening campuses due to the District’s inability to prove they can consistently provide a safe environment for students and staff alike.At the March 4, 2021 Board meeting, the District committed to provide a COVID-19 Dashboard on their website by March 12, 2021. The Dashboard would provide transparency into the number of positive cases at each District site. At the time of this writing, the Dashboard does not exist. In addition, all 28 school sites must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan posted on their website. School sites have not provided clear procedures for the closure of a class or school site in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.Let’s be clear, UTP wants to return to campuses to educate our students. However, the safety of everyone on campus is paramount. Due to the lack of evidence, we have no confidence the District will provide for the safety of everyone on campus.Allison Steppes, Ed. D., PresidentUnited Teachers of Pasadena Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | United Teachers of Pasadena President Allison Steppes: PUSD Is Not Prepared To Reopen Schools By ALLISON STEPPES, Ed. D., President, United Teachers of Pasadena Published on Friday, March 12, 2021 | 6:05 pm Community News Make a comment Subscribelast_img read more

‘Unfair Trade Practice”: Odisha State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission Directs To Pay Rs. 40,000/-For Cancelling Confirmed Order

first_imgNews Updates’Unfair Trade Practice”: Odisha State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission Directs To Pay Rs. 40,000/-For Cancelling Confirmed Order LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jan 2021 8:59 PMShare This – xThe Odisha State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission found Amazon India guilty of ‘unfair trade practice’ for retracting an offer for sale of laptop at Rs. 190/-, after issuing a confirmation receipt. The President of the Commission, Dr. DP Choudhury, thereby directed the company to pay a sum of Rs. 40,000/- as compensation to the Complainant, an aggrieved law student. The…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 Odisha State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission found Amazon India guilty of ‘unfair trade practice’ for retracting an offer for sale of laptop at Rs. 190/-, after issuing a confirmation receipt. The President of the Commission, Dr. DP Choudhury, thereby directed the company to pay a sum of Rs. 40,000/- as compensation to the Complainant, an aggrieved law student. The Commission observed, “When there is advertisement made for offer placed the OP who is a reputed Online Shopping Website and made offer as per the materials available on record and the complainant placed the order and same has been confirmed, the agreement is complete between the parties. Had there been cancellation before receipt of conformation, the matter would have been considered otherwise.” The Commission rejected Amazon’s contention that the agreement was with a third party and that it was not privy to the contract between the student and the laptop retailer. It held that when the concerned seller was allowed at the e-commerce website’s platform, the latter’s responsibility cannot be lost sight of. “Before floating an offer, the OP [Amazon] should have considered whether he was able to decide to issue the advertisement and after the contract is completed, it has no business to go away from the promise,” the Commission opined. Background The case dates back to the year 2014, when Supriyo Ranjan Mahapatra, a law student, came across an offer on Amazon India website for a laptop of a certain company for Rs 190 as against the product’s original price of Rs 23,499. Mahapatra placed the order for the same and also received an e-mail confirmation of his order having been successfully placed with an assurance that the product would be delivered soon. Some hours later, he received a phone call from Amazon’s customer care department saying his order stands cancelled due to ‘pricing issues’. Mahapatra said the same was a breach of specific performance of the contract and despite several attempts to contact customer care through their helpline and e-mail, he did not receive any response and was forced to send across a legal notice on January 17, 2015, but in vain. He then moved the District Consumer Forum, which held the company guilty of deficiency in service and allowed the complaint in part by directing it to pay compensation of Rs. 10,000/- and litigation cost of Rs. 2,000/-. Mahapatra then approached the State Commission seeking enhancement of compensation, on grounds of mental agony. He submitted that he urgently needed a laptop to complete a project, and due to Amazon’s unfair trade practice he was forced to buy another laptop. He further urged that punitive damages must be imposed on the company so it does not venture in such unlawful activities in the future. The case was dealt with under the erstwhile Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Order The Commission allowed the appeal and directed Amazon to pay Rs. 30,000/- for causing mental agony and harassment to Mahapatra, Rs. 10,000/- towards punitive damages, and Rs. 5,000/- towards the cost of litigation. Additionally, it was directed to pay Rs. 5,000/- as costs.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

TAC brings Oprisko back for concert

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Book Nook to reopen Peter Oprisko, a premiere interpreter of treasured traditional adult pop, jazz and Tin Pan Alley standards, will be back in Troy by popular demand Friday night at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Dr. John Jinright, presenter chair for the sponsoring Troy Arts Council, said he had no choice but to bring Oprisko back to town.“Peter Oprisko was in Troy about a year ago and his program featured Frank Sinatra standards,” Jinright said. “After Peter Oprisko’s show, the audience was so in love with him that everyone was begging us to bring him back. I didn’t have a choice.”Jinright said the Chicago-based musician epitomizes excellence in live musical entertainment.Oprisko’s program Friday night, “Silver Screen Gold,” will feature songs made famous on the silver screen.“Oprisko will sing 24 Academy Award-winning songs,” Jinright said. “The audience will probably be surprised by how many of these songs they know.  In the 1990s, Peter Oprisko had a nationally syndicated radio show and he had privileged access to legendary songwriters like Henry Mancini, Sammy Chan and Johnny Mandel. From them, he learned about their award-winning works.”Oprisko’s program highlights these great “Oscar” songs but he also shares the “stories” behind the songs.“He’ll tell how the songs came to be and how they ended up in the movies,” Jinright said. “He has an incredible knowledge of the background of popular music and he shares it in a fascinating and fun way.”Jinright said all of those who enjoy the popular tunes of the silver screen will not want to miss Oprisko in concert at 7 p.m. Friday night.Patrons have reserved seating. General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets are $5 with an ID.“However, we have complimentary tickets at the Troy University ticket office for the first 100 students,” Jinright said. “Tickets will be available at the door. We hope a large number of people will take advantage of the opportunity to hear Peter Oprisko in concert. He brings the songs of the silver screen to life.” Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell TAC brings Oprisko back for concert Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like PHOTO GALLERY: Jazz concert kicks off TroyFest 2014 Messenger Photos/Mona Moore TroyFest 2014 officially kicked off with Tuesday’s jazz concert hosted by the City of Troy at The… read more Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Published 9:22 pm Monday, April 21, 2014 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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

Police: Two shot at Birmingham hospital; suspect down

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Two people have been shot in an active shooter situation at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, police said.The suspect is down at UAB Highlands Hospital, according to police. The severity of the victims’ injuries is not known.Further details were not immediately available.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img