Allahabad HC Seeks Response From Election Commission In Plea For Online Nomination Of Candidates For Panchayat Election [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Seeks Response From Election Commission In Plea For Online Nomination Of Candidates For Panchayat Election [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Sep 2020 2:16 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently issued notices on a PIL seeking online nomination of candidates contesting in the upcoming Panchayat Election in the state to avoid crowding of supporters and procession, amid the pandemic. A Division Bench comprised of Justices SK Gupta and Shamim Ahmed has asked the State Government as well as the Election Commission to file their counter affidavits…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 Allahabad High Court recently issued notices on a PIL seeking online nomination of candidates contesting in the upcoming Panchayat Election in the state to avoid crowding of supporters and procession, amid the pandemic. A Division Bench comprised of Justices SK Gupta and Shamim Ahmed has asked the State Government as well as the Election Commission to file their counter affidavits in the matter within two weeks. The petition has been filed by Advocate Gopal Krishna Pandey to ensure social distancing norms during the election period. He has submitted: “It is a general practice during the elections, that contesting candidates gather/ collect large number of supporters to show their strength at the time of the filing of nomination paper and reach at the nomination/ election office in the form of procession. That under these dire circumstances if the respondents allow contesting candidates in Panchayat Election for physical filing of nomination paper, the condition of social distancing would certainly be breached/ violated.” He has therefore sought apposite amendments to Rule 13, 16, 17,18 and 19 of UP Kshetra Panchayat and Zila Panchayat (Election of Members) Rules, 1994. Other grounds pleaded by the Petitioner to allow filing of nomination online are thus: The State is already facing acute shortage of Police Personal and Security Forces as per the standard ratio/ requirement on the basis of the population and during the physical filing of nomination papers, uncontrolled crowd is collected and administration has to arrange special facilities for that, such as barricading of roads, posting of extra security forces etc.During physical filing of nomination paper, due to uncontrolled crowd the traffic and movement of common citizens is badly effected.If the online filing of nomination paper by the contesting candidates is allowed, the same will also save the time and money of the State and as well as contesting candidates.The nomination office is generally situated out of the territorial constituencies of the contesting candidates and no useful purpose is served to the contesting candidates to take a long procession out of the territorial constituencies. The matter is now listed for hearing on September 22. Case Title: Gopal Krishna Pandey v. State of UP & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe 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

Eduardo Menezes and H5 Elvaro Take CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! In the third week of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Eduardo Menezes (BRA) and H5 Elvaro, owned by the H5 Stables, put forth a double-clear effort to the win in the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI3* on Saturday, January 30, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).Coming up next on the schedule is Sunday afternoon’s $137,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI3* to wrap up an exciting week of international show jumping. You can catch the action for free on the livestream. Competition at WEF runs through April 4, with feature classes available for viewers to watch both live and on-demand, as coverage continues throughout the winter circuit in Wellington, Florida.Saturday’s feature class saw 70 horse and rider combinations challenge the 1.50m track set by Peter Grant (CAN) and Joey Rycroft (CAN) which proved to be difficult enough, narrowing the field to just 10 for the jump-off. Menezes and the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion by Calvaro F.c. x April Love M, were the first to return in the second round, executing the shortened track with precision and stopping the timers at 41.08 seconds.“When you are in a jump-off like this with riders like this, you have to do your job and hope for the best,” said Menezes. “My horse has a big stride but he’s also a horse that collects really quickly, so I think I had an advantage coming into the last combination because it was a very big canter and then some of the other riders needed to take a little bit of time to slow down coming into the combination. My horse settled in really quick and nicely, so I think that’s where I made up some time.”Similar to some of the other courses set this week, the jump-off path left riders with a combination of places to open up their gallop and a few opportunities to leave out strides, to optimize their time. Last to go in the second round, Katie Dinan (USA) kicked it into high gear aboard the 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Dougie Douglas, owned by Grant Road Partners, LLC, to chase the leading time. The dynamic duo came up just short with a double-clear effort in a time of 41.75 seconds. Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and the nine-year-old gelding Ideal, owned by Sweet Oak Farm and Seabrook, LLC, also put forth a solid attempt, leaving all the jumps up in a time of 42.44 seconds for third place.The winning horse, H5 Elvaro, was purchased by the H5 stables as an eight-year-old and has been in partnership with Menezes for the past year. While he continues to prove himself as a solid mount, the Brazilian rider notes the stallion’s great mind as one of his most likeable qualities and plans to continue to challenge him with feature classes this season.“My plan is to keep doing these types of classes,” he said. “I’ll use him in the WEF a few weeks to save my older grand prix horses and week 10 where the grand prix is a CSI3* in the International Arena, I might use him for the grand prix. I think the way we are using the grass [Derby Field] at Equestrian Village is amazing for the horses. It’s difficult for the horses to be jumping in the same venue every week so I’ve been really enjoying WEF so far.”Earlier in the day, Zoe Conter (BEL) and Univers Du Vinnebus captured the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Amateur-Owner 1.45m Jumper Classic, presented by Lugano Diamonds. Eva Fisherman (USA) aboard Rock Street took home top prize in the Griffiths Residential High Junior Jumper 1.40m and Ella Bikoff and Huckleberry won the Medium Amateur-Owner Jumper class to wrap up an action-packed day of competition in the International Arena.Final Results: CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI3*1. H5 ELVARO: 2009 KWPN stallion by Calvaro F.c. x April Love MEDUARDO MENEZES (BRA), H5 Stables: 0/0/41.082. DOUGIE DOUGLAS: 2005 Irish Sport Horse gelding by VDL Douglas x High RollerKATHERINE DINAN (USA), Grant Road Partners, LLC: 0/0/41.753. IDEAL: 2012 SWB gelding by Cardento 933 x PaskittSHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Sweet Oak Farm and Seabrook, LLC: 0/0/42.444. FASTHER: 2010 KWPN gelding by Vigo d’Arsouilles x FarmerLILLIE KEENAN (USA), Chansonette Farm LLC: 0/0/43.845. GEORGIE D’AUVRAY EC: 2006 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Vancouver d’Auvray x Nabab de ReveKARRIE RUFER (USA), Morning Star Sporthorses, LLC: 0/0/47.966. BRIGHTON: 2006 KWPN gelding by Contender II x Quick StarTIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC: 0/4/40.927. OAK GROVE’S LAITH: 2011 Selle Français gelding by London x Sirene De RiverlandABDEL SAID (EGY), AB Sporthorses: 0/4/41.568. BOSTON ASK: 2008 Hanoverian gelding by Berlin x QueenJORDAN COYLE (IRL), Elan Farm: 0/4/41.589. SANGRIS BOY: 2010 SHBGB gelding by Sandro Boy x GoronaLORCAN GALLAGHER (IRL), Heathman Farm, LLC: 0/4/42.7010. CATOKI: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Catoki x Cartello BMCLAIN WARD (USA), Marilla van Beuren, Bob Russell & McLain Ward: 0/8/41.9311. VALENTINO D’ELTE: 2009 Selle Francais gelding by Castronom Z*de Hus x WindsorVANESSA MANNIX (CAN), Vanessa Mannix: 1/82.4912. GRANDEUR WP: 2011 KWPN gelding by Whistler x BrenietaBRETTON CHAD (CAN), Stone Ridge Farms, LLC: 1/83.48 Tags: WEF, show jumping, Winter Equestrian Festival, Brighton, Eduardo Menezes, CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI3*, H5 Elvaro, Tiffany Faoster, Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Dave Matthews, Usher, & More Play Concert For Peace & Justice [Video]

first_imgOn Friday night, an all-star group came together for the Concert for Peace and Justice held in Montgomery, Alabama. The night was hosted by the Equal Justice Initiative—an organization “committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society”—and served as one of a handful of high-profile events that celebrate the grand openings of the National Memorial For Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum in Montgomery.For the Concert for Peace and Justice, Equal Justice Initiative tapped a star-studded group of performers to come together and celebrate. While the event initially announced The Roots, Usher, Common, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), and Kirk Franklin, other high-profile musicians, such as Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, and Jon Batiste, also made it out for the performance to perform truncated sets.As noted by AL.com, Wonder told the audience during his performance, which featured the iconic musician performing with The Roots on hit songs like “Higher Ground”, “Visions”, and “Another Star”:I come to you with a deep pain in my heart and a great love in my soul…. I dare you, I challenge you, to have a year of atonement. I dare you artists and you leaders of the world and this nation – including you, Mr. President – to see with your eyes that are open as clearly as my eyes that are blind… My hope is that we will come together as a united people, before it’s too late.Dave Matthews, a last-minute addition to the bill, dedicated his three-song set to John Henry James, a man who was lynched in Matthews’ hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1898, telling AL.com, “I didn’t know his name before, but I saw it at the memorial today.”The entire show was streamed on Tidal for both subscribers and non-subscribers. You can watch the performance below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Pakistan to make West Indies’ Sammy honorary citizen

first_imgMUMBAI (Reuters) – Pakistan will confer honorary citizenship on former West Indies captain Darren Sammy for his “invaluable contribution” towards the return of top-flight cricket to the country, its cricket board said.Pakistan successfully hosted two tests against Sri Lanka in December – their first at home since a militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009 that killed six security personnel and two civilians and wounded six players.While the international cricket community stayed away from travelling to Pakistan following the attack, Sammy has been a regular member of the Peshawar Zalmi side in the Pakistan Super League since its start in 2016.The 36-year-old St Lucian captained the franchise to the PSL title in the second edition in 2017 and often advocated for the return of international cricket to the country.Sammy’s last match for West Indies was the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in 2016, when he led the Caribbean side to the trophy against England at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.Pakistan President Arif Alvi will also confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the country’s top civilian award, next month on Sammy.“President of Pakistan Dr @ArifAlvi will confer the highest civilian award and honorary citizenship to Darren Sammy on 23 March for his invaluable contribution to cricket in Pakistan,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said on its official Twitter handle.Pakistan did not host any international cricket for six years after the Lahore attack, with the team playing their home matches in the United Arab Emirates.It hosted a number of limited-overs internationals in recent years, with Sri Lanka playing three one-dayers and three Twenty20 matches there in September and October, though 10 key players opted out of that trip citing security concerns.Following Sri Lanka’s Test matches in December, Bangladesh also visited Pakistan recently for a three-match Twenty20 series and a test in Rawalpindi and will return to the country for an one-day international and another test in Karachi in April.last_img read more