Tax scams are in full swing. Here’s how to protect yourself.

first_imgBill Varie Smart Tax PlanningBy Greg Iacurci / cnbc.com Ascent/PKS Media Inc. KEY POINTS Kai/Aflo “Cyber criminals are endlessly creative,” said Chris Pastizzo, senior vice president of the national tax group at Ayco, a financial-counseling firm owned by Goldman Sachs. “They keep finding new ways to trick people. 5m3photos Beware of e-mails or other communications posing as the IRS, promising a big refund or personally threatening you. Don’t open attachments or click on links in suspicious e-mails. These schemes typically involve a phone call threatening arrest, deportation or license revocation if the victim doesn’t pay a bogus tax bill. They ramp up early in the tax-filing season, according to the IRS.Scam artists typically make unsolicited phone calls or leave voice mails with urgent callback requests demanding taxpayers shell out cash via wire transfer, prepaid debit card or gift card. Victims sometimes also fork over sensitive personal information that fraudsters use for nefarious purposes, such as identity theft.These ploys have cost 14,700 victims a total of more than $72 million since October 2013, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.Phishing Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Tax fraud, such as scams involving phone calls, phishing, identity theft and accountants, often picks up early in the tax season, according to the IRS.Phone scams, one of the most prevalent types, have cost victims more than $72 million since October 2013, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.The IRS generally reaches out to taxpayers via mail, not with an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Scammers posing as tax professionals such as accountants rip off customers via refund fraud, identity theft and other schemes.Almost 54% of taxpayers used a paid preparer to file their returns in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the IRS.Criminals typically promise overly large tax refunds to prey on older Americans, low-income taxpayers and non-English speakers, the agency said.Unfortunately, even if your accountant is legitimate, your personal data could get exposed if there’s a data breach at the accounting firm. Nearly two dozen tax practitioner firms have already reported data thefts to the IRS this year, according to the IRS. Taxpayers should ask their accountants what data precautions they have in place.How to protect yourself Please enter your name here Identity thieves typically steal a Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number to file a fraudulent return claiming a tax refund.More than 27,000 consumers reported tax-related identity theft fraud in 2019, according to the Federal Trade Commission.That’s a 29% decline from the year prior, according to the FTC, an improvement that’s generally attributed to better fraud-prevention safeguards at the IRS.If a thief claims a refund in your name, you still will get a proper tax refund, according to Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. However, it will take time and a lot of paperwork, he said.Accountant fraudcenter_img Please enter your comment! Crooks in phishing or phone scams often pose as a legitimate organization, such as a bank, credit card company or government organization like the IRS.Consumers have reported roughly 7,700 IRS imposter scams since 2014, causing $2.2 million in total losses for victims, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The typical person loses $1,000 in these imposter schemes, the FTC said.Identity theft You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Internal Revenue Service expects to receive around 150 million tax returns during this filing period, which began Jan. 27 and runs through April 15.Americans need to remain vigilant to guard against tax fraud, which picks up around this time of year as crooks prey on taxpayers’ anxiety and urgency to file their returns, experts said. Phishing is the digital cousin of phone scams. Perpetrators use e-mails, text messages, websites and social media to bait taxpayers into providing their personal information or clicking a compromised link that can then be used to install malware onto a computer or other device.“We’ve seen a huge rise in phishing scams that take place,” Sadler said. Tax season is in full swing — and that means it’s hunting time for scam artists hoping to rip off taxpayers. “Don’t ever give out personal information to anyone you don’t know over the phone,” Gleckman said. TAGSIRSTax PlanningTax Scams Previous articleDemings introduces bipartisan legislation to improve trauma training for law enforcementNext articleFlorida school-choice expansion bills advance in Legislature Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The IRS will never make initial contact with taxpayers via an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. (The agency generally only contacts people by mail.) It doesn’t call about unexpected refunds, ask for personal information like credit or debit card numbers over the phone or make threatening payment demands. If suspicious, taxpayers can request that the caller send a letter. Cyber criminals are endlessly creative. They keep finding new ways to trick people. “It’s a never-ending battle.”Luckily, there are concrete steps taxpayers can take to protect themselves not only during this tax season but year-round, as well.Here are some of the most prominent tax schemes and how to avoid them.Phone scams If a tax refund promised by a tax preparer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Ask some questions: Why is the refund coming out this way? Why am I getting such a large refund?Do research on tax preparers before working with them. Visit the Better Business Bureau’s website to run a check. Look for disciplinary actions and the license status for credentialed preparers. (For CPAs, check with your state’s Board of Accountancy. For attorneys, check with the state’s Bar Association. For Enrolled Agents, you can contact the IRS or check the directory.) The IRS also has some tips on how to choose a tax professional. Xesai The Anatomy of Fear Peter Dazeley “Attackers will target people when they know there is a topic or some relevance they can attach to. That’s how they establish trust or credibility,” said Tim Sadler, the CEO and co-founder of Tessian, an e-mail security company. “Everybody knows it’s tax-filing season now.”Taxpayers lose a substantial amount of money each year to tax scams.The IRS identified $1.8 billion of total tax fraud during the government’s most recent fiscal year. That encompasses all types of fraud, including some of the most prevalent scams targeting individual taxpayers, such as phone scams, fraudulent tax returns and identity theft.The good news is that data suggest some hoaxes are declining in prevalence due to stepped-up security efforts from the IRS. 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Copaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

first_imgphotographs:  Joana FrançaPhotographs:  Joana França+ 28 Share ArchDaily “COPY” 2013 2013 Copaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & SobreiraSave this projectSaveCopaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & SobreiraSave this picture!© Joana FrançaHouses•Brasília, Brazil Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392210/copaiba-residence-macedo-gomes-and-sobreira Clipboard Year:  Brazil CopyAbout this officeMacedo, Gomes & SobreiraOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaMacedoGomes & SobreiraHousesBrazilPublished on June 26, 2013Cite: “Copaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira” 26 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img CopySave this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalKitchen Furniture / CountertopsApavisaSlabs – LinetopDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The main reference for the design concept of this residence built in Brasilia is its the landscape: in the lot, a leafy Copaiba tree and a small portion of “cerrado” vegetation (tropical savannah typical from the central region of Brazil), and towards east, a mountain range view. Save this picture!© Joana França The house main access and its distribution on the site are defined by the courtyard created around the Copaiba tree. At the ground floor the house is formed by an L shaped block, where the kitchen, living room and the bedrooms are connected to the cerrado vegetation through a long veranda which extends along all spaces, creating a transition between inside and outside and at the same time protecting the internal spaces from sun and rain. Brasilia climate allows (and demands) the project openness and allows passive solutions, so no ar-conditioning (cooling or heating) is needed. Bathrooms are located at the west portion of the groundfloor block, protecting bedrooms from the west sun. Services, guest bedroom and garage/multifunctional space are located at the north portion of the L shape block, defining the courtyard. Save this picture!© Joana França The prismatic block at the second floor, when superimposed to the L shaped block, defines – at the ground floor – the space of the deck (extended veranda) and allows the double height at the living room, connecting it visually to the library and multimedia space situated upstairs. The guardrails are designed as bookshelves for the family library, so books are visually present all the time at the house, as family demanded. Save this picture!© Joana França The interior is mainly defined by wood finishing: floor, ceiling and frames made of native wood, creating a cozy ambience and integration to the surrounding nature. The tile panel at the garage and multifunction space wall was conceived with the family kids, in homage to Athos Bulcão (artist who collaborated with Niemeyer in several works in Brasilia) and the folk culture of Pernambuco (state at the northeast of Brazil). Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBallymahon / ODOS architectsSelected ProjectsSports Center and Indoor Pool / Alday Jover Arquitectura y PaisajeSelected Projects Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/392210/copaiba-residence-macedo-gomes-and-sobreira Clipboard Year:  Copaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira Area:  330 m² Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

New senior account handler at Catalyst Works

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 January 2004 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New senior account handler at Catalyst Works Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Recruitment / people Jillian Monaham has joined marketing and communications agency Catalyst Works as Senior Account Handler.Jillian has worked for six years in the media side of the commercial advertising sector. Her particular expertise is in advertising and marketing. Before joining Catalyst she was Account Director at MindShare Ltd where she was responsible for a variety of different accounts. She has travelled widely in Latin America and worked also for the YWCA in their fundraising department. Advertisementlast_img read more

Solidarity rally for locked-out Con Ed workers

first_imgWW photo: G. DunkelNew York – The campaign in the labor movement to build strong solidarity with the locked-out Con Edison workers had a good start July 17 in Union Square. Scores of unions and around 5,000 workers came out to protest Con Ed’s callous and aggressive lockout, which threatens every worker in New York, unionized or not.Con Ed supplies electricity, gas and steam to 3.2 million customers in New York City and Westchester County. It had $1 billion in profits last year and has made $5.9 billion since 2008, without paying any income taxes. It admitted in a report to the New York state utility commission, “For 2011, 2010 and 2009, the Companies had no current federal income tax liability.” It managed to get a $236 million tax refund in 2011.It locked out its 8,500 unionized workers on July 1, and replaced them with administrators, retirees and scabs (strikebreakers) from Virginia and Alabama, according to John Melia, spokesperson for Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2, which represents the locked-out workers. Michael H. LeRoy, in an article in the Washington University Law Review (1996), makes the point that replacement lockouts have been very effective in breaking unions.The speeches that were given at the Union Square rally all recognized that this lockout was an attack on Local 1-2 as a union, not just an attempt to get a concessionary contract that would let Con Ed make more profits.Militant talks receive good responseState AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento opened the rally, raising the chant, “We are all one!” and UWUA Local 1-2 President Harry Farrell closed it. The more militant speeches from union leaders who directly attacked the 1%, greedy banks, and Wall Street speculators and their frauds and manipulations, drew the most positive reaction from the crowd of union militants on a brutally hot day.Chris Shelton, Communications Workers vice president, who is attempting to win a contract from Verizon, another highly profitable, bitterly anti-union company, gave perhaps the most militant speech. He said: “There is an ill wind blowing across our country, and that wind reeks of the stench of corporate greed and the political expediency that allows corporate greed. What these sons of b- – – – – s are trying to do to you, brothers and sisters, and what they’re trying to do to my members at the bargaining table, is much bigger than trying to steal your wages and your benefits. What they’re trying to do is steal your democracy.”Service Employees Local 32BJ, which represents the low-paid cleaning and housekeeping jobs at Con Ed, has been organizing for July 24 as a “Day for Low Paid Workers” for some months. Transit Workers Local 100, which represents bus and subway workers in New York, has been trying to negotiate a new contract and wanted to hold a demonstration on the same day. Both Local 32BJ and TWU Local 100 came out to support Local 1-2 on July 17.What these three unions worked out for July 24 is that the TWU will participate in the march to Union Square and the rally there, and then march to the Local 1-2 picket line at the Con Ed headquarters a few blocks away. The Transit Workers will then take the subway to their rally.The solidarity necessary to smash the big companies’ attempts to smash unions is growing in New York City.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Live from Pasadena Civic Center on MLK Day

first_img Business News ShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Uncategorized NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Live from Pasadena Civic Center on MLK Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 12, 2018 | 4:16 pmcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The 49th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday at 6 p.m. on TV One. It’s considered by many to be the preeminent multicultural award show and celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Anthony Anderson will once again host.Del Yarbrough, President of the Pasadena NAACP, said the awards are a way of recognizing those in the entertainment industry in ways that others don’t, and give those not yet on the national stage recognition.“The criteria that are used…leaves out many artists because they are not on the national stage continually. Many are not necessarily recognized nationally or internationally. But they have the talents and skills that should be recognized and (there should be) a level playing field. This is a venue that will provide an opportunity for black entertainers to get recognition,” he said.The NAACP Image Awards include 56 competitive categories in the fields of motion picture, TV, recording and literature, with nominees who include a number of national TV news anchors.CNN’s W. Kamal Bell has been nominated in multiple categories: Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble, and his program “United Shades of America” is nominated in the Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series category. Bell was also nominated for an NAACP Image award last year.CNN Newsroom anchor Fredricka Whitfield has been nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category. This is the first time she has been nominated.TV One host/managing editor Roland S. Martin has been nominated in multiple categories this year: Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category (which he won last year), and in the Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special) category, for the morning show, “NewsOne Now.?”ABC’s “The View” is also nominated in the Outstanding Talk Series category.There are also several honorary awards including the Chairman’s Award, President’s Award, Vanguard Award, Entertainer of the Year, The Jackie Robinson Sports Award, and the Image Awards Hall of Fame.The NAACP Image Awards are being held on MLK Day, the significance of which has not been lost on Yarabrough. “I think he left us too soon and it’s been very difficult to find anyone that’s willing to take his place. Not only in the black community but in the United States, period. Martin Luther King was willing to make that sacrifice and those of us that are Christians also know that Christ made that sacrifice. So—built into the creation—nothing lives unless something else gives up it’s life. I think Dr. King exemplified that as well as anyone that I know.”Considered as the most respected event of its kind, many of the top names in the entertainment industry have attended the NAACP Image Awards. In recent years, some of the biggest names in film, television and music have graced the Awards including Denzel Washington, Oprah, John Legend, Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gina Rodriguez, Chrissy Teigen, Kerry Washington, Nate Parker, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tika Sumpter, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee, Loretta Devine, Shonda Rhimes, Omari Hardwick, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Keke Palmer, Michael Ealy, Ken Jeong, Sylvester Stallone, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, and Trevor Noah.For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website: http://www.naacpimageawards.net. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Visiting restrictions at Limerick hospital over ‘flu outbreak

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsHealthVisiting restrictions at Limerick hospital over ‘flu outbreakBy Editor – February 16, 2016 922 Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Previous articleLimerick saddened by Joe Crowley’s deathNext articleGovernment will stay strong on law and order Editor Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSILIinfluenza AlimerickMid WestUHLULHospitals Group Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Facebook WhatsApp VISITOR restrictions remain in force at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) this Tuesday as a result of the high incidence of flu in the Mid-West region.The influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate has increased steadily since January with the rate in the MidWest double the national rate for the week ending February 17.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UHL currently has 19 confirmed and four suspected cases of influenza A .Management and staff are working with their community colleagues to monitor, treat and contain instances of flu-like illness.The UL Hospitals Group is asking people who are considering visiting a friend or relative at UHL to ensure they do not visit if they have flu-like symptoms.In a statement issued on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Group said that the hospital always applies strict infection control practices and in particular during peak periods of community-acquired flu.UL Hospitals Group has introduced a temporary restriction at UHL of one visitor per patient during the flu season and visitors are reminded that children under 14 are not allowed to visit. Visiting times are restricted to between 2pm and 4pm and between 6pm and 9pm.The HSE provides the flu and pneumococcal vaccine free of charge for all those in the at-risk groups which include:Everyone aged 65 years and overAnyone over six months of age with a long term illness requiring regular medical follow-up such as chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, diabetes or those with lower immunity due to disease or treatmentPregnant womenChildren or teenagers on long-term aspirin therapyResidents of nursing homes and other long stay facilitiesThose who have not got a vaccine at this stage are encouraged to make an appointment with their GP or Pharmacist as soon as possible as the vaccine covers the virus that is around at the moment.Those showing symptoms of flu, should stay at home and get in touch with a GP if their condition worsens. Further information for managing flu symptoms can be found at http://undertheweather.ie/ailment/flu Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Highland Radio tops listnership tables once again

first_img Highland Radio retains its status as trhe country’s most listened to radio station following the publication of the latest JNLR / MRBI figures.The survey shows that on weekdays, Highland Radio has a listened yesterday figure of 66%, and market share of 61.7%.Weekends show an even higher percentage of the radio audience listening to Highland Radio, with market share of 65% on Saturdays and 63% on Sundays. News Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – May 5, 2011 Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Highland Radio tops listnership tables once again 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleGroup suggests farmers could be responsible for some gorse firesNext articleEnvironment Minister considering more coordinated response to wildfires News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApplast_img read more

[Breaking] Bar Council Of India Issues Show Cause Notices To SCBA President Dushyant Dave And Other Office Bearers

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Bar Council Of India Issues Show Cause Notices To SCBA President Dushyant Dave And Other Office Bearers Nilashish Chaudhary17 May 2020 8:19 AMShare This – xThe latest development in the public strife between the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has taken a more serious turn with the BCI on May 17 unanimously resolving to issue show cause notices to SCBA President, Mr Dushyant Dave, Acting Secretary, Mr. Rohit Pandey and Executive Committee Member, Ms. Ritu Bhardwaj as to why disciplinary action must not be…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 latest development in the public strife between the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has taken a more serious turn with the BCI on May 17 unanimously resolving to issue show cause notices to SCBA President, Mr Dushyant Dave, Acting Secretary, Mr. Rohit Pandey and Executive Committee Member, Ms. Ritu Bhardwaj as to why disciplinary action must not be taken against them.Terming SCBA’s May 12 letter which rejected  the BCI’s decision to stay SCBA’s earlier Resolution to suspend its Secretary, Mr. Ashok Arora , as “improper and indecent”, and further alleging that defamatory, derogatory and/or filthy words were used by the Office Bearers, the BCI expressed the prima facie view that the 3 individuals committed acts of misconduct punishable under Sections 35 and 36 of the Advocates Act, 1961.”The Council is pained to note that a few Members of Executive Committee of SCBA, not only illegally refused to comply with this Council’s resolution dated 10.05.2020, but have also used derogatory, defamatory, abusive or filthy words for the Council and its Members. The statements and comments issued by Mr. Dushyant Dave, President, SCBA, the letter dated 12.05.2020 sent to BCI by Mr. Rohit Pandey (the purported Acting Secretary), both of which appeared on social and electronic media and messages and comments exchanged by Ms. Ritu Bhardwaj, Members of Executive Committee among themselves and brought to our notice, betray a clear and hostile design of these Members of Executive Committee to disregard, defame and flout the most innocuous and reasonable directions contained in the BCI’s unanimous resolution dated 10.05.2020, which was passed, keeping in view the dignity and prestige of the SCBA”, claims the BCI.The entire sequence of events, leading to this Resolution wherein the BCI seeks proceedings against the said individuals is detailed thus:-“After taking a holistic view of the facts, circumstances and developments that have emanated post 8th May 2020 resolution of Executive Committee of SCBA, representation dated 10.05.2020 by Mr. Ashok Arora, Resolution by BCI dated 10.05.2020, statements in social and/or electronic media by the above named Members of Executive Committee of SCBA, messages exchanged by these Members of Executive Committee and the improper indecent letter dated 12.05.2020 by Mr. Rohit Pandey addressed to Secretary BCI, we are of the prima facie view that the Members of SCBA, namely, Mr. Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate, Mr. Rohit Pandey and Ms. Ritu Bhardwaj, Advocates have committed acts of misconduct punishable under Sections-35, 36 and other relevant provisions of Advocates Act 1961 read with BCI Rules and they deserve to be proceeded with for appropriate action as per provisions of law.” In its Resolution, the BCI has asserted that they did have the powers to pass the Resolution dated May 11 and has relied on directions of the Apex Court, seeking to substantiate this claim.Furthermore, BCI has alleged that allowing Mr. Pandey to function as Acting Secretary is a “further perpetuation of gross unlawful act”, an act they urge the General Body of the SCBA to look into at an appropriate time.The BCI Secretary has thus been directed to enclose the statements issued by the aforementioned names, as well as the ‘derogatory and defamatory comments’ made in social/electronic media along with the show cause notice which is to be served.The reply to these notices is sought to be received at the BCI office within 15 days of the notices receiving the same. Absence to do so, it is stated, would be deemed to mean that they have nothing to say by way of a response. Earlier, in an extraordinary move on May 11, the Bar Council of India (BCI) had passed a Resolution to stay with immediate effect the Supreme Court Bar Association’s (SCBA) decision to suspend its Secretary, Mr. Ashok Arora, along with a slew of other decisions taken by the lawyers’ body on May 8.The SCBA had thereafter returned the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) Resolution dated May 11 without admitting it or dealing with its contents.Referring to the BCI’s Resolution as illegal, unauthorised, without jurisdiction and unwarranted, the SCBA wrote to the BCI Secretary on May 12, communicating the SCBA’s stand as follows:- “The Bar Council of India is established under the Advocates Act, 1961 and its power, duties and responsibilities are circumscribed by the said Act. The BCI has no power or authority to supervise much less control any Bar Association in the country including the SCBA.The alleged Resolution purportedly passed by the BCI is illegal, unauthorised, without jurisdiction and unwarranted. It invades the rights of the Supreme Court Bar Association to manage and run its affairs.”The dispute has its genesis in the move made by Ashok Arora to call an extraordinary meeting to remove Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave as SCBA President over a resolution passed by SCBA in February to condemn the public comments made by Justice Arun Mishra in praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Following this move, SCBA  Executive Committee suspended Ashok Arora as the Secretary on May 8.Click here to download BCI’s Press ReleaseRead BCI ReleaseSubscribe 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

Two teenagers arrested over criminal damage at commercial premises

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleMcGowan elected Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar MDNext articleJoe Dunleavy to start in World Cup opener against France News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Two teenagers arrested over criminal damage at commercial premises DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Police in Derry investigating the report of criminal damage at commercial premises in the city last night have arrested two males.Police received a report from a member of the public at 11:35pm who noticed two males outside a restaurant/bar on Northland Road.He told police a window of the premises had been smashed and damage had been caused to a gas box situated close to the building.It was further discovered that damage had been caused to an ATM in the vicinity.Police attended and located two teenagers, aged 15 and 19, inside the building. They were arrested on suspicion of offences, including burglary with intent to steal and criminal damage, and are currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ By News Highland – May 29, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Marine Corps integrates male and female platoons during boot camp for the first time

first_imgABC News(PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.) — For the first time in its history, the Marine Corps will integrate female and male platoons during boot camp.Unlike the other services, the Marine Corps has not fully integrated women and men during recruit training. Instead, at Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina, the first three battalions are all-male, while the fourth battalion is all-female.“On January 5, 2019, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, will start their training cycle with one female platoon and five male platoons,” the Marine Corps said in a statement Friday, first reported by ABC News.While the change is not permanent, a Marine Corps spokesman told ABC News that the service “will certainly look at how the company performs in this model as we continually evaluate how we make Marines.”The Marine Corps, which has the lowest percentage of women among the services at just under 9 percent, decided to incorporate the 50 female recruits into the historically all-male battalion because the recruiting classes are typically much smaller in the winter months. The integration allowed Parris Island to not activate 4th Recruit Training Battalion staff for a single female platoon.“The decision was made by Marine Corps leadership in support of training efficiency and is a first in the history of Marine Corps recruit training,” the statement said.The female recruits will still be led by female Drill Instructors, but will live in barracks co-inhabited by their male counterparts.“This training cycle of about 300 recruits will provide Recruit Depot staff a unique opportunity to assess outcomes, achievements and challenges in training, logistics and resource impacts of this company training model,” the Marine Corps said.Despite segregated male and female battalions, the Marine Corps has been increasing the amount of training men and women do together — something ABC News saw first hand during a visit to Parris Island in February.“The value of increasing the amount of integration that occurs between male and female recruits is that with increased exposure and socialization we address some of the attitudes that male recruits might have about female recruits and vice versa,” Lt. Col. Misty Posey, who leads the 4th Battalion, told ABC News during that visit.Posey didn’t see gender segregation as a detriment, but praised the Corps’ efforts to have more instances of men and women interacting in their training, beyond just merely operating side by side. Sixty percent of recruit training is now either gender-integrated or co-located, according to the Marine Corps.Male and female recruits complete the Combat Fitness Test exercises together: running side by side, facing each other while lifting the same 30-pound ammunition can over their heads, and sometimes even carrying one another on their backs. The genders are also integrated during the end of “The Crucible” — the 54-hour culminating event of training where recruits face physical, mental, and moral challenges with only eight hours of sleep over the three days. They now hike the last nine miles of the event together.The Marine Corps’ West Coast recruit training in San Diego has not been opened to female recruits, something the Corps has said is due to the low number of women enlisting in the service.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,ABC News(PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.) — For the first time in its history, the Marine Corps will integrate female and male platoons during boot camp.Unlike the other services, the Marine Corps has not fully integrated women and men during recruit training. Instead, at Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina, the first three battalions are all-male, while the fourth battalion is all-female.“On January 5, 2019, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, will start their training cycle with one female platoon and five male platoons,” the Marine Corps said in a statement Friday, first reported by ABC News.While the change is not permanent, a Marine Corps spokesman told ABC News that the service “will certainly look at how the company performs in this model as we continually evaluate how we make Marines.”The Marine Corps, which has the lowest percentage of women among the services at just under 9 percent, decided to incorporate the 50 female recruits into the historically all-male battalion because the recruiting classes are typically much smaller in the winter months. The integration allowed Parris Island to not activate 4th Recruit Training Battalion staff for a single female platoon.“The decision was made by Marine Corps leadership in support of training efficiency and is a first in the history of Marine Corps recruit training,” the statement said.The female recruits will still be led by female Drill Instructors, but will live in barracks co-inhabited by their male counterparts.“This training cycle of about 300 recruits will provide Recruit Depot staff a unique opportunity to assess outcomes, achievements and challenges in training, logistics and resource impacts of this company training model,” the Marine Corps said.Despite segregated male and female battalions, the Marine Corps has been increasing the amount of training men and women do together — something ABC News saw first hand during a visit to Parris Island in February.“The value of increasing the amount of integration that occurs between male and female recruits is that with increased exposure and socialization we address some of the attitudes that male recruits might have about female recruits and vice versa,” Lt. Col. Misty Posey, who leads the 4th Battalion, told ABC News during that visit.Posey didn’t see gender segregation as a detriment, but praised the Corps’ efforts to have more instances of men and women interacting in their training, beyond just merely operating side by side. Sixty percent of recruit training is now either gender-integrated or co-located, according to the Marine Corps.Male and female recruits complete the Combat Fitness Test exercises together: running side by side, facing each other while lifting the same 30-pound ammunition can over their heads, and sometimes even carrying one another on their backs. The genders are also integrated during the end of “The Crucible” — the 54-hour culminating event of training where recruits face physical, mental, and moral challenges with only eight hours of sleep over the three days. They now hike the last nine miles of the event together.The Marine Corps’ West Coast recruit training in San Diego has not been opened to female recruits, something the Corps has said is due to the low number of women enlisting in the service.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more