Jimmy Choo founder eyes £500m offer

first_imgSunday 12 September 2010 11:15 pm Jimmy Choo founder eyes £500m offer whatsapp TAMARA MELLON, the former fashion PR-turned-luxury goods tycoon, could front a £500m takeover bid for the designer shoe company she founded 16 years ago.Mellon is considering a buyout of Jimmy Choo backed by a consortium of sovereign wealth funds, pension schemes and private individuals, according to a report yesterday. The move would see the fourth significant change in the company’s ownership during its lifetime.Towerbrook Capital Partners, Jimmy Choo’s private equity owner, on Friday said it had hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to carry out a strategic review of the business. The outcome may see Towerbrook bring in another investor or inject more cash into the company, a source said. It may also decide to sell or exit through a stockmarket flotation.Mellon founded the stiletto maker in partnership with a Malaysian-born cobbler named Jimmy Choo in 1996, using a £150,000 loan from her father. The venture grew quickly as its shoes were adopted by celebrity A-listers and first attracted private equity interest in 2001, when it was bought out by Phoenix Equity Partners. Phoenix sold out to Lion Capital for £101m in 2004, before TowerBrook snapped it up for £187m in 2007.Mellon remains chief creative officer and is known as a hardened dealmaker. Three years ago she lined up the backing of Saad Group, a privately held Saudi Arabian investment vehicle, to stave off a management buyout led by then-chief executive Robert Bensoussan. In the event, she used financing from TowerBrook.FAST FACTS | JIMMY CHOO● Jimmy Choo shoes are worn by Hollywood starlets such as Halle Berry and Hilary Swank.● Tamara Mellon has a 17 per cent stake in the business. Around 23 per cent is owned by management, with the rest held by TowerBrook. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Spain risks firestorm over pensions in an effort to impress the markets

first_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Monday 13 December 2010 8:42 pm THE Spanish government’s desperation to calm financial markets means it will risk a political firestorm to impose new pension rules that may not even help its budget for at least a decade.Urged by Brussels and economists, the cabinet is bringing forward the reform, which raises the retirement age — aiming to show it making the hard choices needed to secure public finances and deal with an ageing population in the long-term. The cabinet has already passed a record austere budget and taken tough steps to rationalise its small banks. Over the past week it has also rushed out other measures including state selloffs to ease its cashflow issues. The pensions reform, however, is about convincing investors of its commitment to structural change; savings built up over the last decade mean it will have no impact before 2015 and bring only gradual benefits in the years that follow. That deals with none of the issues of banking, local government spending and growth which have driven a bond market sell-off that shows little sign of abating after engulfing Ireland and Greece.Yet Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero last week pulled forward his target for passing the legislation to January from an initial end-March deadline. Madrid’s cost of borrowing continued to rise yesterday – reaching 5.47 per cent on its 10-year bonds – close to levels which drove Greece and Ireland to the IMF. KCS-content center_img Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Spain risks firestorm over pensions in an effort to impress the markets last_img read more

Sports Business : Steve Cohen agrees to buy New York Mets…

first_img English Premier League Cricket Latest Sports News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country By Kunal Dhyani – September 16, 2020 Latest Sports News Facebook Twitter Sports Business Cricket Previous articleChess: Grandmaster P Harikrishna in joint lead after 3 roundsNext articleIPL 2020:Mumbai Indians Hardik Pandya says the setback motivated him to work harder Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football WTC Finals LIVE: ICC Sponsor Himalaya Men unveils ‘Cheer In Whites’ campaign with Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant Tokyo Olympics: Indian cricket’s kit sponsor, MPL Sports becomes the Principal Partner for the Indian Olympic Association through their foundation Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter NBA 2021-22: Wilson reveals new NBA official ball ahead of the 2021-22 season Cricket WTC Finals on Facebook: ICC & Facebook partner to bring exclusive content from the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand US Billionaire Steve Cohen has agreed a deal to buy the New York Mets baseball team for a reported value of about $2.42 Billion. “I am excited to have reached an agreement with the Wilpon and Katz families to purchase the New York Mets,” Cohen said in a statement from the team announcing the deal. WTC Final LIVE: ICC strikes another big deal before India vs New Zealand finals, IPL sponsor UPSTOX is now ICC sponsor Premier League: Setback for Manchester United as empty stadium forces club to lose $30 million in Q1 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Latest Sports News WTC Final LIVE: GoDaddy furthers its partnership with the ICC as official sponsor of the WTC 2021 PSL 2021 Live Streaming: PSL 2021 Phase 2 to be live broadcasted in 100 countries, SonyLIV to live stream in India Tokyo Olympics: Indian Olympic Association partners JSW as sponsor for Tokyo-bound athletes by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoThe sale must still be approved by 23 of the 30 Major League Baseball team owners before it can become official. The agreement with Sterling Partners, the Mets’ parent company which is controlled by the Wilpon and Katz families, is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a North American sports team.Sports Business : Cohen owns 8% of the team already, will now have 95% shareUnder the terms of the deal, Cohen, a 64-year-old from Long Island, will acquire a 95 per cent stake in the Mets, with Saul Katz and Fred Wilpon retaining a five per cent share. According to reports, the deal does not include SNY, the Mets’ regional sports network (RSN), which will continue to be controlled by Katz and Wilpon.Cohen, who is reported to be worth around US$14 billion, already owns an eight per cent minority stake in the Mets.In a brief statement issued by the team on Monday, Cohen said he was “excited” to reach the agreement, which still requires approval by MLB owners. According to league rules, at least 23 of the 30 team owners must approve the sale for it to go ahead TAGSCohen to buy New York MetsMajor League Baseball LIVEMLS Live Streaming in IndiaNew York Mets Highest ever priced Sports TeamSports Business SHARE Latest Sports News Sports Business : Steve Cohen agrees to buy New York Mets for record $2.42 Billionlast_img read more

Tokyo Olympics Schedule: Boxing fixtures, timings in IST, Qualified Indian boxers- All…

first_imgSimranjit Kaur Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Men’s 53kg Boxing by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowFree Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionName Satish Kumar Men’s 91kg Football Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Mary Kom Latest Sports News Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Men’s 52kg Men’s 69kg Vijender Singh Previous articleEng W vs Ind W: Shafali Verma’s Dad praises her 96 on debut, says, ‘She was trained to play aggressively’Next articleEuro 2020: UEFA warns teams with fines if they don’t stop removing sponsor bottles after Cristiano Ronaldo incident Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Ashish Kumar Football Pooja Rani Women’s 75kg  Tokyo Olympics Schedule: Boxing fixtures, timings and venuesDate and Time: Sat 24 July 11:00 – 14:30Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Women’s Welter (64-69kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Feather (52-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Welter (63-69kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Heavy (81-91kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Date and Time: Sat 24 July 17:00 – 20:30Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Feather (52-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Welter (63-69kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Date and Time: Sun 25 July 11:00 – 14:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Fly (48-51kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Women’s Middle (69-75kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Light (57-63kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Date and Time: Sun 25 July 17:00 – 20:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Fly (48-51kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Light (57-63kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Date and Time: Mon 26 July 11:00 – 14:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Fly (48-52kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Middle (69-75kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Women’s Feather (54-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Mon 26 July 17:00 – 20:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Fly (48-52kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Men’s Middle (69-75kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Women’s Feather (54-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Tue 27 July 11:00 – 14:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Welter (63-69kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Heavy (81-91kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Light (57-60kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Women’s Welter (64-69kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Tue 27 July 17:00 – 20:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Welter (63-69kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Heavy (81-91kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Light (57-60kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 32Women’s Welter (64-69kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Wed 28 July 11:00 – 14:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) QuarterFinalWomen’s Middle (69-75kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Feather (52-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Wed 28 July 17:00 – 20:45Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) QuarterFinalWomen’s Middle (69-75kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Feather (52-57kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Thu 29 July 11:00 – 14:10Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Middle (69-75kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Fly (48-51kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Thu 29 July 17:00 – 20:10Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Middle (69-75kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Fly (48-51kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Date and Time: Fri 30 July 11:00 – 14:10Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Light (57-60kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Welter (64-69kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Welter (63-69kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Heavy (81-91kg) QuarterfinalsDate and Time: Fri 30 July 17:00 – 20:10Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Light (57-60kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Welter (64-69kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Welter (63-69kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Heavy (81-91kg) QuarterfinalsDate and Time: Sat 31 July 11:00 – 13:55Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Fly (48-52kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Light (57-63kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Middle (69-75kg) QuarterFinalsWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) SemiFinalDate and Time: Sat 31 July 17:00 – 19:55Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Fly (48-52kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Men’s Light (57-63kg) – Preliminaries – Round of 16Women’s Middle (69-75kg) QuarterFinalsWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) SemiFinalDate and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 11:00 – 13:40Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Fly (48-51kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Feather (52-57kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Welter (63-69kg) SemifinalMen’s Middle (69-75kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) SemifinalMen’s Super Heavy (+91kg) QuarterfinalsDate and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 17:00 – 19:40Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Fly (48-51kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Feather (52-57kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Welter (63-69kg) SemifinalMen’s Middle (69-75kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) SemifinalMen’s Super Heavy (+91kg) QuarterfinalsDate and Time: Tue 3 Aug. 11:00 – 13:40Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Fly (48-52kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Feather (52-57kg) SemifinalMen’s Light (57-63kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Heavy (81-91kg) SemifinalWomen’s Light (57-60kg) QuarterfinalsWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) FinalWomen’s Feather (54-57kg) Victory CeremonyDate and Time: Tue 3 Aug. 17:00 – 19:40Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Light (57-60kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Fly (48-52kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Feather (52-57kg) SemifinalMen’s Light (57-63kg) QuarterfinalsMen’s Heavy (81-91kg) SemifinalMen’s Welter (63-69kg) FinalMen’s Welter (63-69kg) Victory CeremonyDate and Time: Wed 4 Aug. 14:00 – 16:10Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Fly (48-51kg) SemifinalsWomen’s Welter (64-69kg) SemifinalsMen’s Super Heavy (+91kg) SemifinalsMen’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) FinalMen’s Light Heavy (75-81kg) Victory CeremonyDate and Time: Thu 5 Aug. 14:00 – 16:10Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Light (57-60kg) SemifinalsMen’s Fly (48-52kg) SemifinalsMen’s Middle (69-75kg) SemifinalsMen’s Feather (52-57kg) FinalMen’s Feather (52-57kg) Victory CeremonyDate and Time: Fri 6 Aug. 14:00 – 15:40Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Middle (69-75kg) SemifinalsMen’s Light (57-63kg) SemifinalsMen’s Heavy (81-91kg) FinalMen’s Heavy (81-91kg) Victory CeremonyDate and Time: Sat 7 Aug. 14:00 – 15:55Venues: Kokugikan ArenaMen’s Fly (48-52kg) FinalWomen’s Fly (48-51kg) FinalMen’s Fly (48-52kg) Victory CeremonyMen’s Middle (69-75kg) FinalWomen’s Fly (48-51kg) Victory CeremonyWomen’s Welter (64-69kg) FinalMen’s Middle (69-75kg) Victory CeremonyWomen’s Welter (64-69kg) Victory CeremonyDate and Time: Sun 8 Aug. 14:00 – 15:55Venues: Kokugikan ArenaWomen’s Light (57-60kg) FinalMen’s Light (57-63kg) FinalWomen’s Light (57-60kg) Victory CeremonyWomen’s Middle (69-75kg) FinalMen’s Light (57-63kg) Victory CeremonyMen’s Super Heavy (+91kg) FinalWomen’s Middle (69-75kg) Victory CeremonyMen’s Super Heavy (+91kg) Victory Ceremony SportSport NewsTokyo Olympics RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lovlina Borgohain Facebook Twitter Style/Category Middleweight Football Latest Sports News 2012 Londoncenter_img Tokyo Olympics Boxing LIVE Telecast in India: When and where to watch Tokyo 2020?The live streaming for Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast on Sony Sports. Given the vastness of the discipline, the events will be held in the morning and evening. The day 1 event will begin at 11 a.m. Japan time (7:30 a.m. IST). Japan Standard Time is 3 hrs and 30 minutes ahead of India.India at Olympics: India’s Boxing historyVijender Singh had created history at the 2008 Beijing Games after he won India its first Olympic medal (bronze) in boxing. He had set the stage for others to follow. At the 2012 Rio Games, Mary Kom followed suit and won a bronze medal, becoming the first Indian women boxer to grab an Olympic medal. Mary Kom Vikas Krishnan Women’s 69kg 2008 Beijing Men’s 75kg TAGSTOKYO OLYMPICSTokyo Olympics Boxing fixturesTokyo Olympics Boxing Qualified ListTokyo Olympics Boxing timings SHARE Women’s 51kg Taonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. 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Ace boxer Mary Kom is possibly competing in her last Olympics before hanging her gloves. The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist will be looking for the elusive gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, Amit Panghal (52kg) will be one of the favourites to grab an Olympic medal.Tokyo Olympics: Indian Boxing players who have qualified By Kunal Dhyani – June 18, 2021 Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TURlast_img read more

Rob Vickerman on the future of sevens

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The former England Sevens captain looks at the questions surrounding the abbreviated game – and offers some answers Stride ahead: NZ’s Stacey Fluhler breaks in the Sydney Sevens final against Canada (Getty Images) A potential solution would be to slim down the teams – 12 men’s and eight women’s – to make events more palatable, cost-effective and logistically less strained; less is more.There are simply not enough competitive women’s games between the top and bottom thirds of rankings, and stints on the developmental HSBC Challenger Series for those outside the top tiers would provide the time to grow the game and talent in these nations. The men’s game has seven or eight teams that are consistently competitive, and the nature of 12 teams would lend well to Team GB competing.Related: Should men’s Team GB join the World Sevens Series?I’d also pitch a double elimination format, a series of knockout matches that incorporate a ‘second chance’, so increasing the drama of each game but reducing the number of games.Play a Friday night round to hit the corporates and party-goers, and a full-throttle, mixed-crowd Saturday. Interspersing the latter-staged games with entertainment would make it akin to a festival with sport, rather than of sport, and a spectacle many enjoy – both live and for all-important television audiences.Rugby X signified how to do rugby differently: five-a-side with rolling subs and incredible pyrotechnics resulting in an electric atmosphere. Now we need to look at how sevens could be fine-tuned.Ned Haig invented sevens in 1883 to raise funds, entertain and do something differently – and with the pandemic accelerating a quest for many unions to seek their sevens identity, there is no better time to return to that mantra.center_img Rob Vickerman on the future of sevensQuestions have been building for some time as to the direction and role of sevens, specifically with European teams, writes former England Sevens captain Rob Vickerman. Does it need to be part of a national programme? How else could it be used? Could it/would it flourish with independence from unions?The main complication to a nationally-represented World Series debate is also the biggest draw: the Olympics. There are few greater sporting honours than being an Olympian, meaning national sides are in a cycle to peak every four years. This is now the driver for creating programmes and developing players – and is vital to players remaining in ‘the system’ when more lucrative routes may be attainable.However, ‘the system’ looks different for each nation. Some programmes are full-time, others part-time, a couple are reasonably funded and most critically underfunded. Olympic federations usually intervene only when qualification is likely or secured. This complicates how teams can be governed and funded, as it mixes agendas, politics and policies.Frustratingly, this all poses more questions than solutions. For example, why is sevens used as a ‘development pathway’ by countries when it has a seat at the biggest and best sporting table?I believe sevens is a standalone sport. It needs to capitalise on some of the brilliant cards it has been dealt and progress without needing World Rugby to install financial stabilisers.Any fan at a sevens event witnesses the most incredible action on the field, often matched by that of the crowd – with imagination capable of challenging Lady Gaga’s stylist. Yet three days of sevens is too long for most stakeholders – fans, TV audiences, host broadcasters.The only model to successfully implement this is Hong Kong. They produce a £15m turnover at a bucket-list activity for any fan of entertainment (rugby, or even sports, knowledge is optional). But Hong Kong is unique – a global hub that is perfectly matched to the frenetic nature of sevens; it’s not a sprint nor a marathon – it’s a sprint marathon. The event is based around a party, rugby is the loose theme.World Rugby and host unions try to replicate this model, but at times series legs self-implode by having 28 men’s and women’s teams competing before events have the foundations to sustain it. This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Cleveland Protest hits county jail conditions, demands end to cash bail

first_imgCoalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail rallies outside Cleveland so-called “Justice Center” October 8.The Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail held a march and rally in downtown Cleveland on Oct. 8 to spotlight the deplorable conditions in the local jail. After gathering outside the “Justice Center,” a building in which the jail is located, they packed the meeting of the county’s “Criminal Justice Council.” This body includes judges, prosecutors, attorneys, elected officials and others — but no one from the community who has suffered or seen their loved ones suffer inside the jail.The coalition came together last year in response to deaths and inhumane conditions inside the jail: overcrowding; poor sanitation, food and medical care; beatings; strapping inmates into restraint chairs; and pepper spraying and  “redzoning” — that’s the practice of locking down inmates solely because understaffing makes it difficult to monitor them.‘We want justice at the jail!’Chants of “End money bail! We want justice at the jail!” and “No prisoners, no detainees, stop this killing industry!” rang out along the march. The coalition is demanding “bail reform” to stop the wholesale lockup of people too poor to afford bail, who are brought in for such offenses as probation violations, unpaid tickets and drug possession. Signs and chants also blasted County Executive Armond Budish, who has the power to stop the mistreatment of inmates and fire those responsible, but has so far allowed the injustices to continue.During the council’s “public comment section,” coalition members criticized the slap on the wrist given to former Warden Eric Ivey, who received probation for obstructing an investigation into an inmate’s fatal overdose and then lying about it. They objected to the county’s decision to hire an expensive consultant to advise them on how to fix the problems, when all they have to do is listen to the community and to the prisoners.A number of those who testified had first-hand knowledge of jail conditions. A mother described her son being deprived of basic comforts due to the jail administration’s recent decision to take away bedsheets and give inmates wool blankets to sleep on. The officials’ excuse was that sheets were being used to attempt to and to commit suicide. However, this mother pointed out that paper sheets could be used and that patients in mental hospitals, where suicide is a concern, are allowed bedsheets. On the other hand, a man in the now-closed Cleveland city jail reportedly used a blanket to hang himself.Since the middle of 2018, there have been nine deaths from suicide, drug overdose and medical neglect — and 55 suicide attempts in the jail. Jail guards and staff repeatedly denied inmate pleas for medical attention, including for mental health problems, and they ignored stated suicidal intentions.  Another mother of a prisoner testified before the Council that her son was verbally abused because of his mental illness. It is no understatement to say that this situation exacerbates mental health struggles. That — and not blankets instead of bedsheets — is what desperately needs fixing.Council members spoke after the public comment session, trying to appease the audience with claims of improvements made and more planned. These included a reduction in overcrowding and vague attempts at addressing the racially biased bail issue. If their statements are accurate, it is only because of the publicity about jail conditions and the militant activism demanding change. Much more needs to be addressed.  The movement will not go away until it is.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

[PASA Act] Not Wearing Mask And Entering Into Altercation With The Police Personnel Not A Sufficient Ground To Detain Petitioner As A ‘Dangerous Person’: Gujarat HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[PASA Act] Not Wearing Mask And Entering Into Altercation With The Police Personnel Not A Sufficient Ground To Detain Petitioner As A ‘Dangerous Person’: Gujarat HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay6 Sep 2020 2:05 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Friday (28th August) set aside an order of detention passed under the ‘Gujarat Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, 1985’ (PDF File of the Act), holding that just because the petitioner was not wearing the mask and when stopped by the police personnel, got furious and entered into an altercation with the police personnel, cannot bring the case of the detenue…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 Gujarat High Court on Friday (28th August) set aside an order of detention passed under the ‘Gujarat Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, 1985’ (PDF File of the Act), holding that just because the petitioner was not wearing the mask and when stopped by the police personnel, got furious and entered into an altercation with the police personnel, cannot bring the case of the detenue (the petitioner herein) within the purview of the definition under section 2(c) of the Act of 1985.It may be noted that Section 2(c) of the Act defines a “dangerous person” to mean a person who either by himself or as a member of the leader of the gang habitually commits or attempt to commit or abets the commission of any of the offences punishable under Chapter XVI or XVII of the Indian Penal Code or any other offences punishable under Chapter V of the Arms Act, 1959.The Bench of Justice Sangeeta K. Vishen observed,”it appears that the subjective satisfaction arrived at by the detaining authority cannot be said to be legal, valid and in accordance with the law, inasmuch as the offences alleged in the First Information Report cannot have any bearing on the public order as required under the and other relevant penal laws are sufficient enough to take care of the situation. The allegations levelled against the detenue cannot be said to be germane for the purpose of bringing the detenue within the meaning of section 2(c) of the Act of 1985.” (emphasis supplied)The backgroundThe present petition before the Court was directed against the order of detention dated 11.5.2020 passed by the respondent No.1 – detaining authority in the exercise of powers conferred under section 3(2) of the Gujarat Prevention of Anti Social Activities Act, 1985 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act of 1985”) by detaining the petitioner – detenue (one Somabhai Motibhai Vaniya) as defined under section 2 (c) of the Act of 1985.[NOTE: Section 3 of the ‘Gujarat Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, 1985’ deals with the ‘Power to make orders detaining certain persons’]Court’s observationThe Court opined that filing of an FIR alone may not be enough to bring the case under the purview of the Act, and observed,”Unless and until, the material is there to make out a case that the person has become a threat and menace to the Society so as to disturb the whole tempo of the society and that all social apparatus is in peril disturbing public order at the instance of such person, it cannot be said that the detenue is a person within the meaning of section 2(c) of the Act,”Except general statements, the court didn’t find any material on record which could show that the detenue was acting in such a manner, which was dangerous to the public order. The Bench also observed that there should be repeated or continuous act amounting to the offence referred to in the definition (Section 2(c) of the Act).The Court was of the view that in the present case, a solitary offence is registered against the petitioner and the detaining authority has failed to consider the said aspect.In view of above, the Court allowed the petition inasmuch as, simpliciter registration of First Information Report by itself cannot have any nexus with the breach of maintenance of public order and the authority cannot have recourse under the Act. No other relevant and cogent material exists for invoking power under Section 3(2) of the Act.In the result, the present petition was allowed and the impugned order of detention No.MJC-3/PAKE/17/2020 dated 11.5.2020 passed by the respondent No.1 – detaining authority was thereby quashed and set aside. The detenue was ordered to be set at liberty forthwith if not required in any other case.It may be noted that the bench of Justice Bhargav D. Karia passed a similar order on Monday (31st August) whereby the order of detention No.MJC­3/PAKE/19/2020 dated 11.5.2020 passed by the respondent No.1 – detaining authority was quashed and set aside. The detenue (one Jaydeepbhai Somabhai Vaniya) was ordered to be set at liberty forthwith if not required in any other case.Notably, the Gujarat government has made a significant decision to amend the PASA Act by expanding its scope to cyber-crime and safeguarding women in the state. On Wednesday (02nd September), the Gujarat Cabinet gave its nod for the issuance of an ordinance to amend the PASA Act.Significantly, the Gujarat High court on Monday (31st August) welcomed the State Government’s decision to extend the application of the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities (PASA) Act, 1985 to cybercriminals, loan sharks and sexual offenders amongst the others.However, the court cautioned the Government that the exercise will remain futile, if serious amendments are not made in the implementation of the preventive powers provided under the Act.Case Details (28/08/2020 Order):Case Title: Somabhai Motibhai Vaniya v. District MagistrateCase No.: Special Civil Application No. 7291 of 2020Quorum: Justice Sangeeta k. VishenAppearance: Advocate V. B. Malik (for the Petitioner); Assistant Government Pleader Bharat Vyas (for the respondent no. 2)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Three Mediation Centres Inaugurated In Barwani District Of Madhya Pradesh [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesThree Mediation Centres Inaugurated In Barwani District Of Madhya Pradesh [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Sep 2020 11:44 PMShare This – xRecently, the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court (virtually) inaugurated three Mediation Centres at the outlying stations of Barwani District namely Anjad, Rajpur and Khetiya. With this, the state of has 43 functional District Courts and Mediation Centres in 42 Tehsil Courts. With the opening of these Centres in distant and remote areas, the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeks…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?LoginRecently, the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court (virtually) inaugurated three Mediation Centres at the outlying stations of Barwani District namely Anjad, Rajpur and Khetiya. With this, the state of has 43 functional District Courts and Mediation Centres in 42 Tehsil Courts. With the opening of these Centres in distant and remote areas, the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeks to promote more amicable means to dispute resolution and help in the reduction of litigation. On September 26, the High Court Chief Justice, Ajay Kumar Mittal inaugurated the said three Mediation Centres through video conferencing. The programme was also attended virtually by Executive Chairman of MP State Legal Services Authority, Justice Sanjay Yadav. In May this year, the State got one ADR building at District Court Complex Dindori and 12 newly constructed Mediation Centres at Tehsil Level of District Ashoknagar, Balaghat, Bhind, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Jhabua and Sagar. Recently, the state was in news for successfully imparting 40 Hrs online Mediation Training to Advocates based in outlying stations where single judge is posted. “One of the most effective dispute resolution methods is Mediation which renders a win-win solution with multiple benefits like procedural flexibility, saves time and money. It also has proved to help restore faith and trust between people. The success rate of dispute resolution through Mediation has increased expeditiously,” a press release issued by the MPSLSA read. Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press Note Next Storylast_img read more

Seasonal variability of water masses and transport on the Antarctic continental shelf and slope in the southeastern Weddell Sea

first_imgAn array of five moorings was deployed from February 2009 to February 2010 across the Antarctic shelf and slope in the southeastern Weddell Sea (~18°W). Observations demonstrate the key processes responsible for variability in water masses and transport in the region. Rapid fluctuations in temperature and salinity throughout the year are linked with variability in wind stress over the array. This causes the deepening or shoaling of the pycnocline, past the depth of the moorings. In the upper 500 m, the seasonal cycle in salinity shows freshening in autumn, with the strongest freshening at the shallowest mooring (~250 m), furthest on-shelf. The sea ice concentration over the array exceeds 90% during this period and contributes a positive salt flux into the ocean during autumn. Freshening begins during strong along-shore (easterly) winds in late April 2009. This demonstrates that variations in Ekman transport and wind-driven mixing play a key role in determining the salinity of shelf waters around Antarctica. Transport of the Antarctic Slope Current also shows a seasonal cycle with a maximum during late April. Model simulations show the importance of along-shore advection, as the arrival of a fresh anomaly from upstream determines the timing of the salinity minimum at the array. These processes are likely to be important for other regions around the Antarctic continentlast_img read more

US Navy Announces FY13 Special Duty Pay Recertification

first_img US Navy Announces FY13 Special Duty Pay Recertification Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Announces FY13 Special Duty Pay Recertification View post tag: Duty The Navy announced the annual recertification of Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for Fiscal Year 2013 in a Navy message released April 30.SDAP is an incentive pay ranging from $75 to $450 a month used to entice qualified personnel to accept designated assignments and to sustain adequate manning levels.In order to qualify for SDAP, Sailors must be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the command Manpower Authorization Listing. This billet must be authorized by the Bureau of Naval Personnel as a Special Duty Assignment billet in the latest SDAP message, currenlty NAVADMIN 076/13.SDAP recertification is conducted annually to ensure commands are maintaining an accurate account of member’s eligibility for SDAP. Recertification began with the release of NAVADMIN 114/13, and continues through Aug. 31.Commands are encouraged to complete the recertification early. Early submission allows time for errors to be corrected prior to the deadline and avoid overpayments and inadvertent stoppage of SDAP.Recertification is typically completed by a command’s admin department or personnel officer with the commanding officer recertifying each member. By direction signatures are not authorized and will not be accepted. SDAP will be terminated, retroactive to June 1, 2013 for commands that fail to complete the required certification by the deadline.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 2, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: special Share this article View post tag: Announces View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: pay View post tag: News by topic View post tag: US View post tag: Recertification View post tag: FY13 May 2, 2013 View post tag: Defencelast_img read more