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NewsEnvironmentIrish Cement online oral hearing is described as ‘box-ticking exercise’By Alan Jacques – December 3, 2020 364 Print Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Email Linkedin Limerick Against Pollution spokesperson Claire Keating.LIMERICK Against Pollution (LAP) have taken issue with connection test calls carried out with participants for this Wednesday’s controversial oral hearing relating to Irish Cement’s plans to move from burning fossil fuels to alternative fuels at its Mungret plant.A hearing was due to be held in May but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.MCI Ireland were outsourced by the EPA as the audio visual partner for this week’s online oral hearing. But, according to Claire Keating of LAP, the results of tests carried out for the oral hearing last Friday, were not at all satisfactory.“Many couldn’t connect; and some of the EPA people were also unable to connect,” she told the Limerick Post.“It also became clear that the EPA people and the Director of Production at MCI Ireland hadn’t really considered with any degree of care the way in which questioning, normal at an oral hearing, would be conducted; and the EPA representative was quite reluctant to answer some questions put to him.”Ms Keating also claims that the EPA representative was extremely defensive about the organisation for which he works; looked uneasy, would not answer questions, and neither of the individuals “seem to have collaborated in any effective way”.“We are of the opinion that the failure of the test call was simply due to a mixture of incompetence, disorganisation, lack of communication between people in the EPA, among themselves and with MCI Ireland, and the result of being in a big ‘organisation’ with no clear lines of responsibility, and no direction from upper levels.“Not only is the technology limiting, not only are members of the public likely to be excluded, our experience today shows that this is a pretence at public consultation, a box-ticking exercise by an incompetent EPA. This sham hearing should be cancelled until the conditions exist that allow the EPA to run a competent process. That is, when we can run a live event post-Covid.” she added.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LAP say that the main problem with the platform is that they won’t be able to ask questions at this Wednesday’s hearing. They take the view that this is not a hearing but “parallel monologues”.“Why did the EPA simply not operate the hearing themselves on one of the many widely used platforms from Microsoft, Google, WebEx, Citrix, Zoom? Instead these people opt for an obscure technology that they can’t make work,” Ms Keating declared.In response, a statement from the EPA advised that the purpose of carrying out this testing was to identify any potential problems that may arise so that they can be addressed before the oral hearing this week.“The EPA is proactively testing with participants and continues to be available to test connections ahead of the oral hearing. The EPA has no further comment to make at this time.” Previous articleCouncil budget grows by €14 million despite Covid impactNext article#Health: UHL disputes figures on vacant consultant posts Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Twitter Local NewsGovernment ECISD Board Work Study. Tax Code Chapter 313. Previous articlePolitical hot potato returnsNext articleCouncil struggling with election date admin WhatsApp ECISD and Boys & Girls Clubs logos The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will consider and hear presentations on a new Boys and Girls Club for West Odessa, a student survey and a third-party partnership for its fifth-year improvement required schools at a work study session set for 6 p.m. today.The meeting will be in the first-floor board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.The West Odessa Boys and Girls Club is a collaborative project between ECISD and the Boys and Girls Club of the Permian Basin.It will be constructed on the property of Edward K. Downing Elementary School, 1480 N. Knox Ave.Plans are for the club to deed the 8,000-square-foot building to the district in exchange for a long-term lease, David Chancellor, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Permian Basin, has said.If the agreement is approved, the hope is to break ground in the fall. It will take about a year to complete and Chancellor has said he hopes to move in no later than fall 2019.On the third-party partnership option for its improvement required schools, ECISD has three schools in their fifth year of IR status under state accountability standards – Ector Middle School and Noel and Zavala elementary schools.If the campuses do not come off the IR list, the Texas Education Commissioner must close the schools or put a board of managers in place over the whole district.The district is required by the Texas Education Agency to notify them of our intent to seek access to benefits under Senate Bill 1882 by Feb. 15.A partnership could stay the sanctions of closure and the board of managers.Supplemental agenda information said “while the district does not commit to whom we are partnering and we may determine later not to partner with anyone, we must submit the attached Letter of Intent to keep this option open.”The board must also approve a Local Campus Partnership Application for potential partners to complete, if they are interested in partnering with ECISD.The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has proposed making Ector and Zavala in-district charter schools focused on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.The board has not decided whether to accept that proposal yet.On a separate item results from a Youth Truth Survey will be presented.Supplemental agenda material says that in November 2017 middle and high school students were surveyed about their perceptions of their school in terms of student engagement, academic rigor, relationships with teachers, relationships with peers, school culture, college and career readiness and academic support.Students also provided feedback about student motivation.The board will also discuss approval of conducting a public hearing on the application of the Oberon Solar Project for an appraised value limitation on qualified property, under Chapter 313 of the Texas Property Tax Code.The Texas Comptroller’s website said an appraised value limitation is an agreement in which a taxpayer agrees to build or install property and create jobs in exchange for a 10-year limitation on the taxable property value for school district maintenance and operations tax purposes.The minimum limitation value varies by school district, the site said.The application for a limitation on the appraised value for maintenance and operation purposes is submitted directly to the school district and requires an application fee that is established by each school district, the site said.A firm called 174 Power Global Corp. has submitted an application for appraised value limitation on qualified property under that chapter of the tax code. The board’s final determination of the application can only be made after a public hearing is conducted, supplemental agenda material said.More Information Facebook Twitter By admin – February 13, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Board to consider Boys and Girls Club lease
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News UpdatesBombay High Court Refuses To Stay RBI Scheme For Lakshmi Vilas Bank Merger With DBS Bank Nitish Kashyap26 Nov 2020 6:23 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected a prayer for ad-interim stay on Reserve Bank Of India’s amalgamation scheme for the merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with the DBS Bank approved by the Union Cabinet, in a plea filed by shareholders of Lakshmi Vilas Bank.Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Milind Jadhav observed they are not inclined to grant a stay since the reliefs…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 Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected a prayer for ad-interim stay on Reserve Bank Of India’s amalgamation scheme for the merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with the DBS Bank approved by the Union Cabinet, in a plea filed by shareholders of Lakshmi Vilas Bank.Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Milind Jadhav observed they are not inclined to grant a stay since the reliefs sought were of monetary terms and noted that reasons for the said decision will be recorded separately and a detailed order will be made available tomorrow. Senior Advocate Darius Khambata appeared on behalf of the petitioners, he submitted that the first ground for challenge against the said scheme was that it is ultra-vires to Section 45 of the Banking Regulation Act. Secondly, Utter haste and non-application of mind is manifest. Thirdly, Section 45(5)(f) requires RBI to take into consideration all stakeholders, including the members. However, in this case the shareholders of Lakshmi Vilas Bank are being wiped out, Khambatta argued.(Note: Section 45 is the power of Reserve Bank to apply to Central Government for suspension of business by a banking company and to prepare scheme of reconstitution of amalgamation)The whole idea of provision like Section 45 would be defeated. My shares are being taken away, they have become valueless. Even though my shares were valued at more than Rs.170 Crores. The scheme is violative of Article 300A, Khambatta said.Referring to the fact that the said scheme is becoming effective from tomorrow i.e. November 27, Sr Adv Khambata added – “Tomorrow morning my membership will cease to exist, the Laxmi Vilas Bank would cease to exist. So a stay has to be granted to the scheme. The scheme is a nullity.”Senior Advocate DD Madon appeared on behalf of India Bulls and adopted the arguments made by Sr Adv Khambatta. He submitted that the RBI can reduce his client’s shareholding but cannot reduce it to zero. This is neither a merger nor an amalgamation, he said.On the other hand, appearing on behalf of the Central Bank, Senior Advocate Ravi Kadam submitted that RBI has a duty on a much larger scale. He said-“The petitions are by shareholders. RBI is there to protect the depositors and account holders who are not shareholders. It was incumbent in the interest of the depositors for the RBI to go ahead and start the process on November 17. The scheme is a legislative act, you can’t ask for a stay on a legislative act”, Sr Adv Kadam said referring to the financial details of Lakshmi Vilas Bank.Moreover, Kadam argued that the bank was failing rapidly, it had a negative net-worth. The bank has gone into a negative worth of 700 crores. It has seven lakh accounts and the shareholder’s worth has become zero, so there is nothing to give to them, Kadam said.Senior Advocate Janak Dwarkadas appeared on behalf of DBS and made his submissions.Finally, after rejecting the prayer for ad-interim stay on the said scheme, the Court posted the matter for further hearing on December 14. 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
News UpdatesFindings Dissolve Classifications In NCC Based On Gender: Intervenor Appeals Against Kerala High Court NCC Ruling Allowing Enrolment To Transpersons Lydia Suzanne Thomas9 April 2021 8:34 AMShare This – x”A trans-girl has no right to insist that she wants to participate in the NCC as a girl along with biological girls and not as a trans girl. Hence there was no necessity to declare the 1st Respondent is entitled to enrolment into the Girls’ Wing of the NCC”On Friday, the Kerala High Court on Friday took up a writ appeal filed before it against the judgment of a single judge allowing a transwoman to enrol with the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in accordance with her self-perceived gender identity. A Division Bench of Justices CT Ravikumar and Murali Purushothaman took up for hearing an appeal moved by an intervenor in the original…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?LoginOn Friday, the Kerala High Court on Friday took up a writ appeal filed before it against the judgment of a single judge allowing a transwoman to enrol with the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in accordance with her self-perceived gender identity. A Division Bench of Justices CT Ravikumar and Murali Purushothaman took up for hearing an appeal moved by an intervenor in the original proceedings, one Sreerag S. In his appeal, the appellant primarily assails the Single Judge’s direction that Hina Haneefa be allowed to apply for enrolment in the girls’ wing of the NCC. Sreerag, through his counsel Advocate K Arjun Venugopal asserts in his appeal that Haneefa should be admitted only under the category of “transgender” or “third gender.” To allow the entry of the petitioner to the corps on par with “biological girls” would be grossly unfair, the appellant contended. In Court today, the Division Bench questioned the appellant’s interest in the matter and pointed out that the NCC was yet to file an appeal in the case. At this, the counsel for NCC, Central Government Counsel NS Daya Sindhu Shree Hari informed the Court that the NCC would also be filing an appeal. Taking note of this submission, the Court proceeded to defer hearing the case, declaring instead that it would take the intervenor’s appeal along with the NCC’s to prevent any prejudice being caused to the NCC’s prospective appeal. The NCC’s counsel submitted in Court that the appeal against the Single Judge judgement would be filed during the vacation. The Single Judge in her judgment had observed, “I am of the opinion that the petitioner who has opted for the female gender and has undergone sex reassignment surgeries for aiding her self perception as a member of the said gender would definitely be entitled to enrollment in the NCC unit reckoning her as a transgender and further as a member of her self perceived gender, that is, the female gender. The fact that the provisions of the NCC Act do not recognize the third gender or that detailed guidelines are required to be drawn up for the integration of persons of the third gender into the Armed Forces or the National Cadet Corps cannot, according to me, be a justification for denying admission to the petitioner..”. “A transgender person is not recognised by law as belonging to his or her self-perceived gender” In his appeal, Sreerag has contended, “a transgender person is not recognised by law as belonging to his or her self-perceived gender”. Referring the NALSA ruling, he states that Hijras, Eunuchs, apart from binary gender, are treated as ‘third gender’ for the purpose of safeguarding their rights under Part III of our Constitution and laws made by the Parliament and the State Legislature.” Additionally, the State Policy for Transgenders in Kerala, 2015 also treats transgender persons as the third gender, rather than as belonging to the either of the gender binaries. He goes on to state, “The learned Single Judge failed to appreciate that even if a transwoman is treated as belonging to the third gender and permitted to participating in the NCC, the purpose of the NCC for training/education will be served. A trans-girl has no right to insist that she wants to participate in the NCC as a girl along with biological girls and not as a trans girl. Hence there was no necessity to declare the 1st Respondent is entitled to enrolment into the Girls’ Wing of the NCC” The appeal petition goes on to argue that any recognition of transpersons by their self-perceived gender identities will be “grossly unfair to biological women”, will lead to “chaos in society”. If the right to self-perceived gender identity is considered as a legal recognition of a person being self-perceived gender, persons can be treated as belonging to a gender of their choice even without medical intervention, the appellant states, referring to Section 6 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.”If the interpretation of the learned Single Judge is adopted, such a biological man will have to be treated as a female based on his self-perceived identity. Such a biological man will have a right to enter places where only women are permitted…Such a biological man will also then be entitled to all protetion and benefits that the law confers on biological women”, the appeal reads. In the context of the NCC Act, the Sreerag’s appeal posits that the NCC Act contemplates gender-specific modes of training and education. Without the basic structure of the legislation being questioned, and no case that enrolment into the NCC should be made gender neutral, the judgment has “the effect of dissolving the classifications in the NCC based on gender”, the appeal petition states. Any amendment to the NCC enrolment would have to done through an amendment by Parliament, it is stated. “The said direction in the impugned judgment amounts to directing the legislature to legislate. The said direction is against the basic structure of the Constitution of India viz. the separation of powers. Moreover, the direction may be unimplementable and futile since none of the Respondents can ensure that the Parliament will amend the stature as directed within the time frame fixed in the impugned Judgment”, the appeal further lays out. Therefore attempt to amend the NCC Act was futile, since none of the respondents were competent to amend the legislation, Sreerag’s appeal contebd. Sreerag’s appeal also charges the High Court with having issued contrary directions in ordering the enrolment of the petitioner within a month’s time on the one hand, while directing the amendment of NCC enrolment criteria within 6 months on the other hand. It is not possible to enrol Haneefa to the corps without the enrolment criteria being amended, the appellant submits. A major prong of the appeal plea revolves around the ramifications the Single Judge’s ruling could have on other laws. It is stated that the NCC judgment would effectively affect laws that contain a classification based on gender such as The Indian penal code which contains offences that can only be committed by a man against a woman. Laws meant for the special protection of women, which would become meaningless since, as per the appellant’s case, the term “woman” has been modified by the impugned judgment through an interpretive process. Article 19(1)(g) of the constitution, in terms of the right of private businesses like beauty parlours, gyms, spas, hospital wards etc. which exclusively serve female customers. They may be shut down citing discrimination, which would affect Article 19 (1) (g), the appellant argues. It would affect religious places that impose gender based restrictions or segregation. Such religious customs and practices will effectively come to an end. On these among other grounds, Sreerag’s appeal urges the High Court to strike down the Single Judge’s ruling.CASE NAME: Sreerag S. v. Hina Haneefa COUNSEL: Advocate K Arjun Venugopal for the appellant/intervenor, Advocates CR Sudheesh, Raghul Sudheesh, KJ Glaxon, J Lakshmi, Sanish Sasi Raj and Amal Jees Alex for Hina Haneefa. Central Government Counsel NS Daya Sindhu Shree Hari represented the NCC.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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