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5 years since last Finals clash, different San Miguel, Magnolia cross paths

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The last time San Miguel Beer and Purefoods, two of the PBA’s winningest franchises, met in the finals was back in the 2013 Governors’ Cup when San Mig Coffee outlasted Petron in Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Interestingly, that was also the last time the Beermen lost in a championship series.Five years later, San Miguel and Purefoods find themselves fighting for the championship anew, this time for the Philippine Cup title beginning on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think [this series] will last until six to seven games because as you can see, we finished with the same record after the eliminations at 8-3 and we also have a hard time dealing with them,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria, who is 5-0 in the finals.“For them (Magnolia) to be in the finals, they’re a strong contender and they’ve always been in the semifinals last season and what I fear the most is that they’re a very hungry team.“ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Penny Hardaway takes over as Memphis’ new basketball coach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’re very thankful to make it this far. We’re facing a big challenge but we’ve managed to get here in the finals and we will really try our best to win the championship,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero, who is a first-timer in the finals.San Miguel Beer, which disposed of Barangay Ginebra in the semifinals, needing only five games, is looking to cement itself as one of the best teams in history with a fourth straight all-Filipino title.“This is not dynasty or destiny, what we want is to make winning the all-filipino cup as a tradition,” said Austria, who flaunts the league’s best offensive team.Magnolia, on the other hand, hopes to regain its glory and end a four-year title drought.“We need an almost perfect game to beat the defending champions because they have a lot of championship experience,” said Victolero, whose team has the league’s top defense.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil San Miguel Beermen vs Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA lot has changed since the two teams met in the finals.SMB center June Mar Fajardo was just a rookie then, but he’s now reigning four-time MVP. The Beermen have been unbeatable in the finals, winning five championships, including the last three editions of the Philippine Cup.Magnolia won a Grand Slam and four consecutive crowns overall but Friday’s Game 1 will only be the Hotshots’ first finals appearance since 2014.Still, the differences between then and now won’t change the fact that the two sister teams are also fierce rivals.“We’re not going to give them the championship on a silver platter. We’re not just here for the experience. We’re here to win the championship,” said Magnolia team governor Rene Pardo on Wednesday during the pre-finals press conference.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Liberia Eye Center Now Transplants Cornea

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first_imgDr. Mukesh Taneja (center-in white robe) and one of his counterparts (far left) stand with one of their treated patients.Helps patients save thousands of United States Dollars on foreign travel and treatment; others receive free-of-charge treatmentThe Liberia Eye Center (LEC) situated on the grounds of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center (JFKMMC) in Sinkor, Monrovia, has taken yet another giant step in its delivery of services by introducing and implementing to its fullest range the transplant of cornea for all who are suffering from cornea diseases.The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. The cornea, with the anterior chamber and lens, refracts light, with the cornea accounting for approximately two-thirds of the eye’s total optical power.The cornea transplant at the JFKMC started in 2016 at the Liberia Eye Center, but has not gained more attention as is now being experienced.In an exclusive interview in Monrovia recently, Dr. Mukesh Taneja, a visiting ophthalmologist (professional eye specialist) from the LV Prasad Eye Institute in India, informed the Daily Observer that the partnership between India and Liberia on the need to improve the health sector started back in 2016 when former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid a state visit to India. There, she sought assistance from her India counterpart Atal Bihari Vajpayee for professional eye treatment in Liberia.Since then, trained specialists in eye and other kinds of diseases have been visiting and are still living up to the five-year agreement between the two governments.“The initiative began back in 2016 between the Liberian government and the LV Prasad Eye Institute in India. Since that bilateral agreement was signed between India and Liberia,” Taneja said, “one of us comes to the Liberia Eye Center every month.”He said since his arrival a week ago, he has conducted six cornea operations, and is  pleased that all the patients attended to are responding very well to treatment.Taneja said surgeries on eye diseases in Liberia are of no difference now to others done in India and other parts of the world.The actual cost of cornea transplant in the United States of America, India and some other countries might cost around US$12,000, to US15,000; but knowing that the health of the people is their primary wealth, those who are well off financially are willing to sacrifice their monies to save those who don’t have or cannot afford the costs.“We are pleased that with the present collaboration between us (Indian doctors) and Liberian doctors, there is hope that the health sector in Liberia will rise to international best standard and our services may no longer be needed as they are needed today, he said with a smile.He added, “we are already involved in training Liberian doctors at the LV Prasad Eye Institute in India and it is our hope that they will be able to take care of most of the cases here in the future.”On challenges confronting the transplant of the cornea in the affected eye patient taken to the JFKMMC, the Indian eye diseases specialist said the consignment of the cornea presently used in treating patients was imported from India and it might be challenging if there is no mean in the future to get cornea from Liberia or elsewhere.As of the cost, Taneja said for now, there is no special cost attached to the treatment, but it is of high importance that those who are financially capable pay for their treatment.“In India, 50 percent of healthcare treatment is done free-of-charge, but for those who cannot afford to pay even the 50 percent at all, they are given absolutely free medication,” he said.The subsidy comes from those who are capable of paying for their treatments. At the Liberia eye center, the same is ongoing now.In India, people are fair when it comes to applying for treatment. Those who are rich will never want to get free treatment; only those who can’t afford seek help.“It is quite true that there is a very small number of people who sometimes try to defraud the system, but their attempt does not go far. They are soon apprehended and dealt with according to law,” he averred.The head of the Liberia Eye Center, Dr. Edward Gizzie, said Liberia is making tremendous gains in taking care of eye diseases.Dr. Gizzie said while the treatment is free for people, who do not have money at all, other people, including the well-to-do take issue with him frequently for not allowing them to get free treatment.“The case here is that even the Lawmakers want us to treat them free of charge. Some of them even complained against me to the JFK administrators, saying that I denied them their rights. But as Dr. Taneja explained to you, the rich pay for the poor,” Gizzie said.  “This is done all over the world, and the sooner some of the well-to-do Liberians realize this, the better it will be for all of us.”When the Liberia Eye Center started its operation in 2016, Dr. Gizzie recalled, Charles Sirleaf, the son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was among the first group of patients, who benefited from the treatment.“He is the son of a former President, and a working man with a good job. He has the money that can take him to any other part of the world for treatment but thankfully, that he came here, got his treatment and is moving healthily and strong.  This testifies that we are now a world class team offering world class services,” Dr. Gizzie said.He told our reporter that the Liberia Eye Center has an ongoing outreach program, which is scouting for eye disease  patients who are still sitting at home because of lack of money.“We have even made available a car that goes around to bring to our treatment center all those who want to come, but lack the means to facilitate their own transportation to this place.About other challenges, he said a number of people wait longer than the time they should, and as a result, some of the cases become difficult to handle.  This is a problem not only in Liberia, but in other parts of the world as well.There are six different international organizations, including LV Prasad Eye Institute, Lions International Club and Operation Eye Sight of Canada, who are doing their utmost in helping the LEC, through capacity building and service provision.Madam Mary Tengbeh, one of the patients, who benefited from the cornea transplant, said she is very happy that she has received the needed care, which has now enabled her to fully regain her sight.“I have suffered from partial blindness for almost 20 years. I nearly went blind, and wanted to have received the needed treatment, but sadly, I did not have the money for this treatment,” Mrs. Tengbe added.Several other beneficiaries of the eyes’ diseases treatments thanked the Liberia Eye Center for taking care of their cases, despite their lack of money to pay for the treatment.The Liberia Eye Center was built through the instrumentality of the Monrovia Lion’s Club.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shareholders’ clash will not affect logistics – Goldfields CEO

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first_img…says dismissal of Country Manager part of positive changeEven as shareholders of Guyana Goldfields call for a shake-up in the company and a crucial meeting looms to decide the way forward, the company’s Chief Executive Officer is assuring that operations will remain untouched.This is according to CEO Scott Caldwell, who was speaking to the media during a tour of the facilities on Thursday. According to Caldwell, they are making a conscious effort to keep the day-to-day operations at Aurora Gold mines insulated.“We are working very, very hard to keep the day-to-day activities, the production of gold separate from the proxy battle, Shareholders battle or discussions. And it’s ultimately up to the shareholders but it should not influence these operations at all,” he said.Caldwell was also asked about the decision to dismiss former Country Manager, Violet Smith. While Caldwell noted that the company will speak about it in the coming days, he did relate that despite Smith’s longevity with the company it was time for a change.“The Country Manager and (founder of the company) Mr Patrick Sheridan, were involved in the company for 20 plus years. And (she) did some fine work during that time. But it was time for some change. And we think it’s a positive change.”Guyana Goldfields remains the largest gold producer in Guyana, with over 150,000 ounces last year. However, in January a group of shareholders had called for a shake-up in the company’s leadership over concerns about the operation.It was noted in a statement on January 11 that the concerned shareholders had formally written the Toronto Stock Exchange, asking the body to monitor any proposal made by Guyana Goldfields for signs of entrenchment, shareholder dilution or attempts to structure around regulatory shareholder approval requirements.According to the missive, the Guyana Goldfields has lost over CAD$1 billion in value since 2016 because of the Board’s operational failures, irresponsible actions and risky decisions.To add insult to injury, it added, while shareholders have lost over 80 per cent of their investment since 2016, the Board has continued to reward itself handsomely and has offered no plan to turn things around.In contrast, the concerned shareholders said their nominees are putting forward a clear strategy to optimise operational performance, repair the relationship with the Government of Guyana, and turn the share price around and execute a value-maximising transaction.These matters are expected to come to a head at a special company meeting scheduled for May 22, next month.In its last performance review – 2018 third quarter operational and financial results in October – Guyana Goldfields reported its gold production guidance was revised downward to 150,000–55,000 ounces as grades have not rebounded as quickly as anticipated in the fourth quarter.This represents a reduction from the previous range of 175,000-185,000 ounces of gold. Consequently, cost of sales was also revised to US$1030-US$1055 per ounce and all-in sustaining costs of US$1025-US$1050 per ounce, and cash cost (before royalty) of US$660-US$685 per ounce for the year.Meanwhile, back in August of last year, the Canadian mining company confirmed its intentions of laying off approximately 80 local workers in a bid to consolidate its operations.Aurora Gold Mines’ Public Relations Officer, Leon Roberts, had explained that the company would be focusing its operations at Aurora, located in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), thus cutting back operations from its Greenfield prospect, also located in Region Seven.last_img read more

Private aircraft with fake registration number lands at CJIA

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first_img…CANU intercepts planeHours after a private aircraft landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), it was discovered that its registration number was fake and the “Data Plate” which contained vital information about the aircraft was missing.The small private planeBased on reports received, the private chartered flight, which is suspected to be registered in Venezuela, landed about 15:20h and was being handled by Roraima Airways Inc.However, in keeping with enhanced security postures and intensified collaboration with the management of the various units/agencies operating at the CJIA, ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were alerted and conducted a preliminary inspection of the aircraft during which certain irregularities were discovered.Guyana Times understands that the registration number of the aircraft is false since another aircraft is carrying the same number. In addition, there were several other irregularities discovered. As such, the matter was reported to the CANU headquarters and orders were given for the aircraft to be detained.The Police stated that after enquiries were made, it was revealed that the pilots and passengers were invited to Guyana by one Michael Brassington, who was at the airport to receive them.Brassington and the four passengers reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) while the two pilots arrived in the company of agents of CANU. Two of the passengers and the pilots are Venezuelan.They are in custody assisting with the investigations.The false registration number of the aircraftMeanwhile, when contacted, Roraima Airways Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gerry Gouveia explained that they were only contracted to be the handling agents. He noted that all the other inspections of documents were done by the various agencies that operate at Guyana’s main port of entry.However, when contacted, CJIA CEO Ramesh Ghir confirmed that the aircraft did arrive on Monday afternoon, but was shortly after impounded by CANU members.He could not say what the irregularities were, but noted that different agencies are responsible for making sure that the aircraft was legal. Attempts to contact the CANU Head proved futile.last_img read more

PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

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first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubDonegal Links ClassicTime is running out if you wish to be included in this year’s major golfing event I the North West. The Donegal Links Classic which is staged over three of Donegal’s most prestigious links golf courses Ballyliffen, Portsalon and Rosapenna golf courses. The Donegal Links Classic is scheduled to run over three days 4th 5th & 6th June 2012.The Donegal Links Classic is one of the longest running team events in the golfing calendar year and is well worth a visit for anyone interested. The format as in previous years is a team of four (gents or ladies). There is a host of prizes on offer daily team and individual prizes on each of the course on a daily basis and the overall prizes for the three days golfing. In order to ensure your place in this magnificent golfing event contact Ballyliffen Golf Club on 074 9376119 Placing & BunkersBelieve it or not we are in the season of summer and the six inches placing rule has ended. In addition the green keepers have informed us that all bunkers are now in play at Portsalon golf course ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open was vice captain Joe Harkin (22) 44 points Runner Up: John Goudie (22) 40 points Gross: Paddy Sheridan (7) 31 points Third: Aneas Conaghan (22) 37 36 points. The CSS was 37 points. On Saturday playing in excellent weather the winner was John Sandilands (21) with 41 points Runner Up: Michael Finley(4) 37 points BOT Gross: Tim Browne (4) 27 points . The CSS was 37 points. Sunday the winner of the members competition was John Doherty (11) 41 points Third Daniel Shields (11) 37 points. The CSS was 37 pointsMatch PlayThe first round of the clubs match play competition is now completed. All second round matches must be played by 31st May.Mixed FoursomesThe team captain of this season’s mixed foursomes has arranged competitions each Friday evening at 6.30.On Line Booking Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

GARDAI BUST DRUGS FACTORY AND ARREST THREE PEOPLE

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first_imgGardai have uncovered a major drugs factory in a house in Buncrana.More than €190,000 worth of herbal cannabis has been found following a raid on a house on the outskirts of the town.The raid followed a routine traffic check by Gardai on a van in the Burnfoot area on Sunday evening. Subsequent information led Gardai to the house which had been specially wired and ventilated for cannabis growth.Garda Supt Kevin English has revealed the estimated worth of the cannabis found could be much greater once processed by Gardai.“We expect that estimate could rise significantly once Gardai process the scene.“The house was wired and ventilated to a high standard. The three people arrested in connection with the find are foreign nationals. “We believe that the work was carried out by technicians known personally to the men who were running this operation,” he said.Three non-nationals have been arrested on connection with the raid and are being quizzed at Buncrana Garda station.This is the third cannabis factory find in recent months in the area with further discoveries by Gardai in both Carrigans and Stranorlar.EndsGARDAI BUST DRUGS FACTORY AND ARREST THREE PEOPLE was last modified: May 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How an LYIT Masters jumpstarted business for Charlie ‘The Yank’ Boyle

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first_imgDeveloping Innovative Leaders: The Department of Business Studies at Letterkenny Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership starting in February 2018.This course allows private sector business leaders in the North West and across Ireland to develop their leadership skills within their own workplace, by providing a strong academic grounding alongside the development of practical, on the job leadership skills.Current student Charlie ‘the Yank’ Boyle, CEO & Managing Director of Customer Service Excellence Ireland, says that the course helped him to expand his business outside of the North West and into the UK.“I created a Customer Service Excellence programme in 2012 and this was based at the Colab which is part of LYIT,” Charlie told Donegal Daily.“This was supported by the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers initiative for start-ups. The past 12 months has been really good and we have contracts with 30 UK based shopping centres, Lidl Ireland, Cliffs of Moher, Heineken, Aurivo and others. We also have been invited to provide training to the Educational Training Boards and in total have six staff here and in the UK.“It is no coincidence that the jump in business came when studying this Masters. It also challenged the business in ways that would not otherwise have happened.“I liked the way the Masters related and linked to your work and I had been to a few sessions of the previous years modules and the feedback was very good.”The Mullaghduff man explains that not holding a primary degree did not hold him back from pursuing this course, and adds that after hearing of other people’s experiences at LYIT he felt that enrolling was the right choice for both himself and his business.“I didn’t have a primary degree in applying to do the Masters so I had to create a work portfolio based on work experience and go through an interview as part of the Recognition of Prior Learning process.“I know a few people who had completed the MBS like Mark Sharkey, Eunan McIntyre and Annette Houston and they were all raving fans of it and the benefits they found. I had considered doing one at DCU but I just didn’t get the same positive feedback.“Patricia Doherty and Oran Doherty were really helpful and encouraging in helping me get through the initial challenge of not having the primary degree. There is an RPL process and I had to put a bit of work into that and overall the support was there always.”The focus on applied knowledge acquisition is one of the biggest draws for Charlie, with a well-rounded blend of both theory and practice being offered on the course. For this reason, Charlie says he would recommend this course to anyone interested in furthering their education and boosting their business.“The method of Action Learning was really interesting and very helpful. I had just started a new business and although many might say the timing of doing a Masters was crazy, it was the very opposite. Linking the learning to the work and back again to the various modules has made a big difference. The method used in this LYIT Masters is seen as edgy and innovative and it is little wonder that it attracts applicants from all over Ireland, and one from Scotland in our class.“The biggest skill I learned from my studies is the ability to see different perspectives. My thinking was much too narrow and that was not good as I was closing myself off to possibilities. I suppose it also gave me the ability to research better and to look for the academic evidence backing a business decision or direction. Nothing is ever black and white.“I think it is an outstanding course and the reason is the use of Action Learning. The Course Directors are also very committed and hugely supportive. The range of those taking part varied from Retail to Pharma and from Creatives to Detailed types.”There is, of course, a bit of fun on offer as well, with morale being very high on the course.“The bond we created within our group was one that drove us on and that varied from weekly catch-ups to slagging the hell out of each other or ‘banter learning’ as we called it.”The time and energy that goes in to obtaining the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership is worth it, Charlie says, and is unique in its blend of both the creative and the practical.“The course covers areas that are relevant to the participants and allows you to study through your business role with direct impact from the learning.“Although there is a serious commitment required, the interest and motivation is maintained by the support of others who are also on their own journey of learning through their workplace issues and their commitment to improve.“This is a really good course because there was a lot of work put into it by LYIT and the visiting lecturers such as Peter Kawaleck from Manchester Business School were outstanding.”When asked what he would say to someone considering enrolling for the course, he said: “Do it. The best time to have done it was ten or twenty years ago… but the next best time is now.If you wish to apply to the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership, visit https://www.lyit.ie/full-timecourses/businessstudies/lyblinom/ for further information.Contact Patricia Doherty Head of Department of Business Studies, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by:E- Mail: Patricia.Doherty@lyit.ieTelephone: (074) 9186202Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyit.businessHow an LYIT Masters jumpstarted business for Charlie ‘The Yank’ Boyle was last modified: January 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessCharlie BoyleCUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE IRELANDDepartment of Business StudieseducationLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITMaster of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadershiplast_img read more

Brand South Africa invites media to experience the exceptionalism of KwaZulu-Natal

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first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 12 July 2016 – Brand South Africa and its partners – the Departments of Trade and Industry and KwaZulu-Natal Health, National Research Foundation, as well as Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate – will host media ahead of the 21st International Aids Conference to showcase some of the province’s competitive strengths.Over four days from Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 July 2016, media will be treated to visits of the Toyota Plant, the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), the Medical Male Circumcision Centre for Excellence, based at the Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg and Selbourne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa.These site visits are aimed at telling the South African story and positioning South Africa as a globally competitive investment destination for investment, science, technology, innovation and tourism.At the same time, the visits to CAPRISA, K-RITH and the Medical Male Circumcision Centre for Excellence will showcase some of the strides South Africa is making to ensure an HIV free generation in our lifetime.Media who are interested in being treated to the exceptionalism of KwaZulu-Natal are requested to contact Tsabeng Nthite on 076 371 6810 or Manusha Pillai on 082 389 3587.Programme for the four days:Follow the conversation on #SANationBrand or #AIDS2016 Kindly RSVP to Tsabeng Nthite on tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.com with the following information:Name and surnameID/passport numberMedia HouseEmail addressContact numberFor more information contact Tsabeng as follows:Tsabeng NthiteEmail: tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Fake EWS certificates: Court junks plea against BJP Councillor

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first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 7 (PTI) A Delhi court has dismissed a criminal complaint filed against a BJP councillor seeking his prosecution for allegedly obtaining economically weaker section (EWS) certificates and filing false affidavit on his income to get his two children admitted in reputed schools.The court rejected the complaint filed by a social worker against Pawan Singh Rathee, Councillor from Madhu Vihar in south west Delhi, saying he was elected in 2012 and he committed the alleged act of submitting false affidavit to obtain EWS certificates in 2007 and 2011 when he was not a public servant.”The complaint reflects that it is the case of complainant himself that respondent no.1 (Rathee) had furnished false information to obtain EWS certificates dated September 18, 2007 and October 10, 2011, before he filed his nomination in 2012. As per the complainant, respondent no.1 contested the election of Councillor after he was nominated in 2012 and became a Councillor thereafter.”Thus, the act/conduct of respondent no.1 by submitting false affidavit/declaration to obtain EWS certificates on September 18, 2007 and October 10, 2011, was an act committed by him when he was not a public servant and therefore, in my opinion, will not attract Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act,” Special Judge Hemani Malhotra said.The court also dismissed the plea which sought to make a Tehsildar in SDM office of Najafgarh Zone who had issued the EWS certificates, an accused, saying in the absence of previous sanction of the competent authority, it cannot take note of the private complaint against the public servant for commission of offences under the PC Act.advertisement”For the reasons stated above, I find no ground to order investigation under provision of CrPC or to take cognizance of the present complaint. Complaint is, accordingly, dismissed,” the judge said.Delhi resident Chetan Prakash had alleged that Rathee had obtained the certificates in 2007 and 2011 by filing false affidavit regarding his income to get his two children admitted in two different schools in Dwarka through EWS quota, though he declared more assets in the affidavit filed to contest the elections in 2012.”Thus, Rathee was not entitled to EWS certificates which he had fraudulently obtained by showing his income to be below Rs one lakh per annum,” it alleged, while making similar charges against the Councillors brother and another person. PTI SKV ARClast_img read more