INDEPENDENT TD Thomas Pringle is backing the Government and other parties in calling for a ‘Yes’ vote in the Children’s Referendum.Despite growing calls for a ‘No’ vote from campaigners who say it gives too much power to the State – and not to children – the Donegal TD insisted he thought the referendum was a step in the right direction.But he admitted the promised reform needs resources to actually mean something. “I am supporting the call for a yes vote on Saturday,” said the Killybegs politician.“There is no doubt that the amendment will not guarantee the total protection of children but it will place some protection beyond the reach of politicians and put pressure on us all to ensure that the resources are put in place to make the amendment have meaning,” he said.“We will see if the introduction of the necessary legislation after the amendment will carry through on the changes needed to ensure that children are heard and protected.“Because the state has failed in the past and failed desparately is not a good enough reason to reject the amendment in my view. When we saw the way children had been treated in institutions and by abusers we all wanted the state to act to make those responsible pay and make sure that the abuse was not repeated. “The constitution belongs to citizens and we all have to make sure that the promises contained in it are followed up on and hold our legislators to account.” INDEPENDENT TD PRINGLE BACKS MAIN PARTIES ON CHILDREN’S REFERENDUM was last modified: November 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:INDEPENDENT TD PRINGLE BACKS MAIN PARTIES ON CHILDREN’S REFERENDUM
They were perhaps the finest threesome ever to play golf together for Hart High of Newhall, helping the Indians launch a dynasty that produced an undefeated decade in the Foothill League. And in those three seasons Mike Miller, Sean O’Brien and Jason Gore were teammates at Hart, from 1989-91, they had something else in common beside annual league championships and trips to the Southern Section playoffs. He started out with conditional status on the Nationwide Tour and wound up leading that tour in earnings by the time he was promoted to the PGA Tour on Aug. 7 by virtue of winning three Nationwide events in a single season. The upgrade is called a “Battlefield Promotion,” and Gore got it the hardest way possible – becoming the first player to win three consecutive Nationwide starts, and getting hotter in the process. In winning his third tournament – at the Cox Classic in Omaha, he shot a second-round 59 to tie a Nationwide Tour record, then tied another Nationwide record with eight consecutive birdies in his final round. Before launching that run, Gore qualified for, then shared the lead in the U.S. Open – after the second and third rounds – then played in the final twosome in the final round. On Sunday, Gore won while playing as a sponsor exemption, becoming the first player to do that on the PGA Tour in two years and also becoming only the second player to win on the Nationwide and PGA tours in the same season. What next? “I think he’ll be even more determined and more focused in the future,” said Miller, who has been helping Gore improve his game since December. “He’s figured out how to do it and, I don’t want to use a cliche, but there really isn’t any ceiling for him.” Miller was as anxious as the rest of Gore’s Santa Clarita Valley fans watching on television Sunday, when the former Hart star drove into deep rough on the final hole, leading by a stroke. “I was thinking a million things,” said Miller, who wound up “ecstatic but not really surprised” when Gore blasted out of that rough to the edge of the green, than pulled off the lag putt Gore later said “felt like six miles.” Gore said afterward that being able to pull off meaningful shots has made this year special. “Sometimes you have to bear down and just say you’re not going to go down like that,” he said. “… Sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper, and the difference is this year I’ve been able to do that.” Working with former high school teammate Miller – “really one of my best friends” – has been another key to this amazing season, Gore said. “He knows my golf swing better than anybody, and I think that was really important.” Miller knows what he likes and likes what he sees now in Gore, who combines great balance with tremendous length – averaging 322.4 yards off the tee for fourth best at the 84 Lumber Classic. “A lot of it is he’s driving the ball well, both long and straight,” Miller said. “That’s not a bad combination.” Names in the game: ESPN.com on Tuesday posted a Golf World story by John Hawkins, predicting that Michelle Wie will turn pro between now and her 16th birthday, Oct. 11. Wie is scheduled to play as an amateur in the Samsung World Championship, which starts Oct. 13 at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert. It will be the eighth appearance in a 2005 LPGA tournament by Wie, whose performance in those events would have earned her $640,870 – 12th on the LPGA money list – had she played as a professional. “Everyone seems to know what I’m doing,” Wie’s father, B.J. Wie, told the Associated Press last week from his office at the University of Hawaii. “Nothing is firmed up. I have not made any decisions. We’re still working on a number of things.” … All-Area golfers and June graduates Erik Jarvey (Highland of Palmdale/Cal State Northridge) and Ben Fox (Oakwood of North Hollywood/Arizona) both shot 68 in their collegiate debuts … Danny Hoffenberg, another 2005 All-Area player (Royal of Simi Valley/Fresno State) will redshirt this season. Dave Shelburne covers golf for the Daily News. His column runs on Wednesdays. He can be reached at (818) 713-3609 or firstname.lastname@example.org ON THE GREEN INTERNATIONAL Presidents Cup at Gainesville, Va. Course:Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (7,335 yards, par 72) Schedule: Thursday through Sunday Format: Biennial Ryder Cup-style competition pitting a U.S. team against an International team consisting of non-European players, with six alternate-shot matches Thursday, six best-ball matches Friday, five morning best-ball matches and five afternoon alternate-shot matches on Saturday, and 12 singles matches on Sunday. U.S. team: Stewart Cink, Fred Coubles, Chris DiMarco, Fred Funk, Jim Furyk, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry, David Toms, Scott Verplank and Tiger Woods. Jack Nicklaus is captain. International team: Stuart Appleby (Australia), Angel Cabrera (Argentina), Michael Campbell (New Zealand), Tim Clark (South Africa), Retief Goosen (South Africa), Mark Hensby (South Africa), Trevor Immelman (South Africa), Peter Lonard (Australia), Nick O’Hern (Australia), Vijay Singh (Fiji), Adam Scott (Australia) and Mike Weir (Canada). Gary Player is captain. Series record: U.S. leads 3-1-1 but has not won since 2000. TV: TNT (Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 5 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) PGA TOUR Texas Open at San Antonio, Texas Course: LaCantera Golf Club (6,881 yards, par 70) Schedule: Thursday through Sunday Purse: $3.5 million, $630,000 to winner TV: ESPN (Thursday-Saturday, 1-3 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.) LPGA TOUR Next event: Office Depot Championship, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes. CHAMPIONS Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions Championship at Ball Ground, Ga. Course: Hawks Ridge Golf Club (6,826 yards, par 72) Schedule: Friday through Sunday Purse: $400,000, $85,000 to winner TV: None SCORING PGA 1. Tiger Woods 68.69 2. Vijay Singh 68.98 3. Phil Mickelson 69.32 3. Jim Furyk 69.32 LPGA 1. Annika Sorenstam 69.33 2. Cristie Kerr 70.65 3. Paula Creamer 70.93 4. Lorena Ochoa 71.18 CHAMPIONS 1. Dana Quigler 69.49 2. Mark McNulty 69.62 3. Morris Hatalsky 69.69 4. Craig Stadle r69.71 SPOTLIGHT JASON GORE The 1992 Hart High of Newhall graduate and Valencia resident, who helped Pepperdine win the NCAA championship in 1997, broke through for his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, winning the 84 Lumber Classic by a stroke over Carlos Franco. Gore finished 65-72-67-70 for a 14-under-par total of 274, securing victory with a 91-foot lag putt to set up a 22-inch par putt on his final hole. The effort was the latest in an amazing season in which Gore earned his third trip to the PGA Tour by winning three consecutive Nationwide Tour events – that final Nationwide victory including a round of 59 and a tour record-tying eight consecutive birdies. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Miller went on to play for UCLA, earning all-conference recognition as a senior, then went into golf management. O’Brien played for Cal State Northridge, won the Los Angeles City Championship in 1994 and is now an area teaching professional. Gore, youngest of the three, wound up living the dream, thanks to his victory in last week’s 84 Lumber Classic. But it took awhile – eight years of struggle as a pro who earned two trips to the PGA Tour and as many trips back to the minors before breaking through Sunday in the fourth match of his third promotion. “It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” Gore said after that emotional victory at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa, near Pittsburgh, where he prevailed on the strength of a 91-foot lag putt to set up his winning 22-inch par putt on the final hole. “I guess since June this hasn’t sunk in yet. But it was pretty incredible.” Incredible might be an understatement for what Valencia resident Gore, 31, has accomplished this season – nearly a decade after leading Pepperdine to the NCAA championship. In practice, during matches and throughout those early days of their golf careers, they all fantasized about one day winning on the PGA Tour. “That was the dream,” said Miller, now golf manager at Scholl Canyon Golf Club in Glendale.
FRIDAY’S RESULTS CITRUS BELT LEAGUE Colton 66, Yucaipa 0 Miller 27, Eisenhower 24 Redlands East Valley 27, Redlands 12 Rialto 26, Fontana 18 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Santa Ana 34, Saddleback 7 NONLEAGUE Alta Loma 36, Walnut 0 Charter Oak 21, Claremont 7 Etiwanda 33, Diamond Bar 15 Los Osos 35, Carter 21 Upland 66, Colony 7 West Covina 31, Ayala 21 Chino Hills 42, Ganesha 0 Damien 22, St. John Bosco 20 Moreno Valley 24, Pacific 15 Chaffey 34, San Bernardino 6 Apple Valley 32, San Gorgonio 14 Sultana 21, Montclair 6 Covina 37, Diamond Ranch 0 Don Lugo 21, Santa Ana Valley 7 Jurupa Valley at Ontario Pomona at Garey Bonita 34, San Dimas 33 Aquinas 47, Calipatria 6 Sunny Hills 31, Ontario Christian 29 La Salle 37, La Canada 20 Sierra Vista 23, La Puente 3 Rio Hondo Prep 50, Maranatha 0 Pasadena 31, Whittier 14 Riverside Poly 31, Gabrielino 7 Rosemead 41, Temple City 7 West Covina 31, Ayala 21 San Gabriel 20, San Marino 3 Gladstone 28, Bassett 0 Schurr 40, Bosco Tech 0 Whittier Christian 45, Western Christian 6 California 46, Lawndale 7 Serna 48, Century 7 La Habra 24, Brea Olinda 0 La Mirada 21, Bellflower 14 Bell Gardens 40, El Monte 23 Santa Fe 49, Downey 0 South Pasadena 32, Keppel 16 St. Paul 35, L.A. Washington 0 Cantwell 21, Lucerne Valley 10 Glendora 42, Arcadia 25 Oange Lutheran 42, El Rancho 2 St. Francis 20, Saugus 0 South El Monte 48, Wilson 42 DE ANZA LEAGUE Desert Hot Springs 89, Desert Mirage 0 GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE Westminster La Quinta 7, Bolsa Grande 6 Fountain Valley 28, Pacifica 14
(Visited 564 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The resurrection of Jesus Christ was predicted centuries before it occurred. It was also corroborated by eyewitness testimony. Can science do better than this?How does “science” exceed any other form of investigation? It includes logic, but so do other forms of analysis. It includes mathematics, but so do non-scientific activities, like bookkeeping. It requires evidence, but so do other university departments outside the science building, like history. It includes falsification, but so do trials in courtrooms. Prediction is one hallmark of science that ranks it above these other activities. If a scientific hypothesis makes a prediction that comes true, and it is specific enough to weed out confirmation bias, it deserves careful attention. Watch this short video from La Mirada Films about Old Testament predictions of what Christians celebrate during passion week.This is the first of ten video clips on TheJohn1010Project.com about “Prophecies of the Passion” that are free to watch online. The DVD on which these clips are based (or streaming rights) can be purchased at this link.We invite readers to watch all ten video clips and consider the evidence like a good scientific investigator should. This is not an invitation to become religious. It is an invitation to review the accumulated evidence for a key historical event, in the same manner one would evaluate the evidence presented for a proof in a scientific paper. What to do with the evidence is a matter of personal choice, but it would be a shame to assume one knows enough about this event to have made a choice without having taken the effort to take a thorough look at the evidence.
Mallam Lamido Sanusi has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and Africa’s richest man. (Image: Leadership) Sanusi is on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is dubbed A Banker Unafraid. (Image: Forbes Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Bishop Forbes Africa: Managing Editor +27 11 384 0300 RELATED ARTICLES • Top award for Nigeria’s bank chief • New Forbes Africa out in SA • SA judge on Forbes power list • Motsepe joins billionaires’ clubRay MaotaNigeria’s Central Bank governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and the richest man in Africa.Sanusi masterminded the recovery of Nigeria’s financial sector by introducing radical reforms when he started his tenure as governor of the country’s central bank in 2009.After taking up his appointment on 1 June 2009, Sanusi facilitated the 400-billion naira (US$2.6-billion or R21-billion) bailout of Nigeria’s Afribank, Intercontinental Bank, Union Bank, Oceanic Bank and Finbank, and then dismissed most of those institutions’ chief executives.These reforms earned him the nickname “Sanusi Tsunami”.Sanusi won the epithet after bagging the most votes in an online poll by Forbes Africa, to find the individual who “for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by”.He was pitted against Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel laureate and Africa’s first female head of state; Pedro Veron Pires, former president of Cape Verde and winner of the 2011 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership; Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote; and the recently deceased Kenyan environmental and political activist and Nobel laureate, Wangari Mathaai.Sanusi said: “Everything I achieved as governor is a collective result of the bank’s 5 000 hardworking employees.”He urged the government to tighten fiscal discipline and discourage imports, saying: “You cannot be exporting crude oil and be importing refined petrol”.Nigeria is one of the world’s leading petroleum suppliers.The inaugural Forbes Africa Person of the Year awards ceremony was held in Lagos, Nigeria, on 29 November 2011.Chris Bishop, the magazine’s managing editor, said: “Those shortlisted for the award had significant influence on the events of 2011 on the African continent.”The awards ceremony also celebrated Sanusi’s appearance on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is referred to as A Banker Unafraid for his banking sector reforms.Forbes Africa was launched in late September 2011 and gracing its October/November cover was South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe.Motsepe said at the launch: “It’s a huge honour to be on the cover of this prestigious magazine, as the people that will feature in this publication will reflect just how excellent entrepreneurship has become in Africa.”Entrepreneurship and excellence in an individual’s field of profession seems to be a focus of Forbes Africa‘s content, as seen by the latest cover.Sanusi honoured at home and abroadSince assuming the role of governor Sanusi has been given honorary degrees from Nigerian universities and awards from leading publications.He has received honorary degrees from, among others, the University of Benin and Benue State University.He has been recognised as the 2010 and 2011 Central Bank Governor of the Year by The Banker – a high-profile magazine for the international banking industry; while Time magazine placed him in 2011’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.Various Nigerian publications including Silverbird, Leadership, The Nation and Tribune, named him Man of the Year between 2009 and 2011.Forbes Africa has also recognised the richest people in Africa in the December/January edition which features Sanusi on the cover.Africa’s richestThe list of Africa’s 40 richest people shows the continent’s importance to the world by showing how companies catering for local taste or international needs are creating wealth in the continent.According to the publication, the net worth of the combined 40 listed is $64.9-billion (R525-billion). They are all men and their average age is 61-years.South Africa has bragging rights with 15 people listed – the most from any other country.Representing their country are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family (2); Johann Rupert and family (4); Christoffel Wiese (8); Patrice Motsepe (10); Raymond Ackerman (25); Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira (27); Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar (18); Jannie Mouton (31); Michiel Le Roux (33); Adrian Gore (34); Cyril Ramaphosa (36); Giovanni Ravazzotti (37); Markus Jooste (39); Paul Harris (40); and Stephen Saad (20).There are four billionaires from South Africa in the top 10.They are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family with a net worth of $6.5-billion (R52-billion). The Oppenheimers have been in the diamond industry for nearly a century. The family took a decision in early November to sell its 40% stake in De Beers.Johan Rupert and family have a net worth of $4.7-billion (R38-billion) from their involvement in luxury goods concern Richemont, a Swiss holding company that controls brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc and Chloé.Christoffel Wiese is the chairman and the largest single shareholder of the continent’s biggest retailer, low-price supermarket chain Shoprite. He has a net worth of $2.7-billion (R22-billion); while Patrice Motsepe, a mining magnate and football club owner who became South Africa’s first black billionaire, has a net worth of $2.5-billion (R20-billion).The diversity of the industries that these individuals represent is a true reflection that Africa, and South Africa in particular, can cater to the world’s needs.
8 April 2014Having previously excelled at Cascades MTB Park, Australian downhill racing siblings, Mick and Tracey Hannah, are hoping to make history by winning the men’s and women’s titles at the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, which gets under way in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Friday.South Africa’s Greg Minnaar edged out Mick for the title at the 2013 UCI MTB and Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg last year, and Hannah has been hard at work in the off-season in an attempt to get himself back to the summit of his discipline. With Minnaar competing, but working his way back from knee surgery, a golden opportunity awaits the quietly spoken Aussie.‘We’re giving ourselves a good chance’“Going into the season, I have changed my training a little this year,” the Hutchinson UR Team rider said in a statement on Monday. “So far I’m really happy with the results, but I never know until the first race. Also, we have done a lot of work with the bike, so I think we’re giving ourselves a good chance to do well this year.”Hannah has twice placed second in Pietermaritzburg, both times behind Minnaar, in the 2009 World Cup leg and then again at the World Championships seven months ago. With good knowledge of the course and a fondness for the unique layout, his chances of going one better in 2014 seem bright.‘It’s fast and fun’“I really enjoy riding the Cascades course,” he enthused. “It’s fast and fun. It’s definitely physically demanding as well. I think it’s an exciting venue.“I have done well here consistently. I really enjoy the high speed courses and here you need a lot of power, which is a strength of mine,” he added.“Getting a good start to the season is very important for me. As I said before, I would love to win. Firstly, because of my history in Pietermaritzburg, but also because the second round is at home in Cairns, and I would love to start there with the leader’s jersey.”Memorable victoryTracey Hannah rode to a memorable victory in Pietermaritzburg in 2012, but was unable to repeat her feat in 2013, when British rider Rachel Atherton produced a near flawless display to claim the world champion’s rainbow-striped jersey.Hannah has been plagued by injury in recent times, but she heads into the Pietermaritzburg World Cup with a clean bill of health.“I’ve had probably the best off season I’ve ever had,” she said. “In the past I’ve had injuries, but this season has been clean and I’m feeling fit and fast with no injuries.”‘It’s a really great track’She said was looking forward to the unique challenges posed by the Cascades downhill course. “I think it’s a really great track. I love the speed and the jumps and it’s super fun to ride and hard to race. It’s usually slippery and dusty, so the bike gets loose, but I just love the speed of the track and the way it’s built to flow.“The most original thing about Cascades must be the people, the atmosphere. It’s very different to say Europe or anywhere,” she smiled.“I’d love to win it again, but my goal this season is to be consistent without injury.“I’d say getting a good start to the season is very important, but all my eggs aren’t in the Pietermaritzburg basket. I just hope to do my best race and I’ll be happy with that.”SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Company expands product line to meet customers’ evolving needsFirestone Farm Tires, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO), today announced the addition of Firestone-branded agricultural rubber tracks to the Firestone Farm Tires product portfolio. The introduction of tracks solidifies the company’s commitment to the North American farmer, and the expanded portfolio of products reinforces its position as a leader in the agricultural tire solutions market.“We listened closely to our customers and expanded on product portfolio based on their feedback,” said Tony Orlando, President, Firestone Farm Tires. “With Firestone, compaction management options are no longer limited to tires. We continue to offer farmers trusted, quality products proven to withstand the demands of today’s farming environment.”New Firestone tracks for high-horsepower tracked tractors deliver performance and durability. Notable features of Firestone agricultural rubber tracks include:Vulcanized lugs: Guide lugs and the carcass of the tracks are vulcanized as one piece with a seamless molded radius which ensures the guide lugs remain steadfast to the rubber track. Lugs are made of wear-resistant rubber compound for added durability.High-performance steel cables: Tough and flexible, the tracks feature steel cables that are designed to meet modern high-horsepower farm equipment, offering a precise balance of tensile strength and flexibility for exceptional durability.Cut-resistant rubber compounds: Tread bars and the main carcass are vulcanized as one piece with a seamless molded radius which enables the tread bars to remain steadfast to the rubber track. The rubber compound was developed to provide added wear resistance.Pro Edge: The sidewall protection technology used in Firestone agricultural rubber tracks provides extra protection for the main carcass and additional stiffness.Firestone tracks are available in three design options: All Traction Class 4 provides excellent ride comfort and high traction with more ground contact points; All Traction Class 5 provides excellent ride comfort and high traction with more ground contact area; and All Traction Class 6 provides better mud release and is suitable for softer soil conditions. Firestone agricultural tracks come with a warranty program of four years or 4,000 hours.Distribution of Firestone agricultural tracks in North America will be handled by seven distributors that will distribute tracks to qualified servicing dealers including Firestone Ag Certified Direct Certified Associate Dealers.To learn more about Firestone agricultural rubber tracks, visit www.firestoneag.com.
Reacting to Mukul Roy’s allegation that the Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation is owned by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, the government on Saturday said the company was 100% government owned.This is the second consecutive day that senior officials of the State government have refuted the allegations levelled by Mr. Roy on Friday. “The Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation is no private entity. It is a 100% government owned company. The paid up capital is financed 100% by the Department of MSME and Textiles. If anyone claims that the Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation is a private company, it is a totally false claim,” Rajiva Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, said. Mr. Sinha said that Mr. Banerjee applied for the registration of the Biswa Bangla logo but later it was withdrawn. Now, both the logo and the brand belonged to the State, he said. State Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya said the logo of Biswa Bangla was given to the State government for use by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “Any department of the West Bengal government can use the logo. So it is used in events like football tournament and film festivals and the new identity of West Bengal is linked with the logo,” Mr. Bhattacharya said.Mr. Roy said during the Friday rally that he had documents to prove that Biswa Bangla was not a government organisation but a private company owned by Mr. Banerjee. Legal noticeIt is learnt that Mr. Banerjee is planning to send a legal notice to the former Trinamool heavyweight. “I have heard that they are moving court against my allegations. If I receive such a notice, I will give my explanation in the court,” Mr. Roy told journalists.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday served notice on Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a 2002 case and sought his personal appearance here on December 18.The notice served by an Assistant Director of the ED reads that the matter had been fixed for “personal appearance” of Mr. Geelani at the office of the ED in Srinagar at half past noon on December 18.“In case of failure to appear, the adjudicating authority may proceed with the adjudication proceedings in Mr. Geelani’s absence under Sub Rule 7 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 2000,” reads the ED notice.A case under FEMA was registered against 86-year-old Geelani for possession of foreign currency in 2002 after raids were conducted at his residence in Srinagar by the Income Tax department. In 2003, the ED took over the case.The notice has come at a time when the Government of India special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, is making attempts to engage separatists in a “sustained dialogue” in Kashmir.Rally on Dec. 15Without referring to the ED notice, the Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Mr. Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, called for a “peaceful public rally” on December 15 in south Kashmir.“The public rally at Lal Chowk in Anantnag has been called to demonstrate before the whole world what people of Kashmir stand for. The Indian leaders falsely presume to have defeated indigenous Kashmiri resistance by military oppression, NIA and ED terrorism,” said a statement from the group.
The Rajasthan police on Sunday booked four women paramedical students of Kashmiri origin under sedition charges for allegedly posting on social media pictures of their purported celebration of the Pulwama terror attack.An FIR was registered at Jaipur district’s Chandwaji police station based on a complaint lodged by authorities of the National Institute of Medical Sciences, a private university where the students are studying.The university has also suspended the second-year students.Jaipur (Rural) Superintendent of Police Harendra Kumar said the FIR was registered under Sections 124-A (sedition) and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the IPC and relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act.“A senior officer is probing the matter,” he said.