Topics: Finance Sports betting DFS DFS 28th February 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Fantasy sports solutions provider Scout Gaming said its long-term strategy is paying off as revenue and new client sign-ups grew in 2019, though losses for the year increased.The Scandinavia-facing supplier of B2B daily fantasy sports saw revenues almost double during the 12 months to 31 December 2020, while it was also able to decrease its loss in terms of adjusted earnings.Revenue for the full year grew to SEK25.7m (£2.1m/€2.4m/$2.7m), which was up 76.0% year-on-year, with most income derived from gaming related services that Scout Gaming provides to its clients. This followed a SEK10.0m fourth quarter contribution, an 117.4% advance on the prior year. Scout said it benefitted from new client sign-ups, something that has continued into 2020 with Norsk Tipping and Bet Entertainment its latest new clients. Total costs for the full year were SEK78.5m, which was an increase of 31.5% on the previous year. Scout said its outgoings mainly consist of personnel, marketing and sales related expenses which it does not expect to increase going forward.Personnel expenses were the biggest outgoing at SEK39.8m. Its operating loss came in at SEK52.8m, up 17.1% from 2018.With tax of SEK66,000 – down on the SEK89,000 in 2018 – Scout’s total loss for the period came in at SEK52.2m, a 14.0% year-on-year increase.Scout chief executive Andreas Ternstrom said: “We are experiencing an accelerating global demand for Scout Gaming’s products, which has resulted in an increased client activity both in terms of number of clients and number of products launched on each client.“Scout’s product offering is expanding continuously according to our product roadmap. We aim to beta launch live, a bet builder and cashout functionality for our player odds-related markets during the year.“We are constantly growing the prize money in our pool games and this spring we will offer the largest prize money on European fantasy football ever. Ahead of the final rounds of the Premier League, Scout’s network will offer the opportunity to compete for € 500,000.“Furthermore, during the year we have plans for several major tournaments in various sports with prize sums in the million-euro class.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Tags: Fantasy Sports Scout says strategy working despite mounting losses in 2019 Fantasy sports solutions provider Scout Gaming said its long-term strategy is paying off as revenue and new client sign-ups grew in 2019, though losses for the year increased.
United Kingdom’s day of prayer for the media is May 8 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo Credit: Gavin Drake/Anglican Communion News Service[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches across Britain are being asked to pray for the media this Sunday on what has become an annual call for a day of prayer for journalists and news organizations by the ecumenical charity, the Church and Media Network.“The British media continues to be under scrutiny,” the charity says. “Illegal and unethical practices by some journalists have combined with tough economic times and pressures from new technology to make these challenging times for everyone working in the media. As Christians, we want to affirm the media’s vital role in our society.“At its best the media gives a voice to the voiceless, holds the powerful to account, highlights unjust practices, calls for justice, keeps people informed, brings us strong opinions to challenge our own [and] tells stories to entertain us.“We want to give our backing to the vast majority of people working in the media as they strive for integrity and truth.”The Church and Media network says that working in the media is an “honorable profession,” adding: “We want to encourage Christians and other people of faith and goodwill to consider it as a calling. We want to support all those working with the media in our churches; church leaders and communications officers who help to portray and interpret the Church’s role in our society.”The extent of the challenge facing British journalism can be seen by the closure of the national newspaper New Day. Launched by Trinity Mirror Group just weeks ago, the owners announced May 5 that the May 6 edition would be its last.“From national newspapers to community radio, from websites to specialist publications, from TV networks to blogs, all have a valuable role to play,” the Church and Media Network say. “Churches are parts of international and national networks – so a thriving global and national media matters to us.“We want to know about our world, its celebrations, its problems and its joys, and we need a thriving media to help us engage with it. Churches are communities of believers rooted in local areas. So the local and regional media matter to us – they are vital parts of our communities, and help to hold those communities together.“In difficult economic and social times, we need a strong and courageous international, national and local media, working to the highest ethical standards. We want to play our part in ensuring that we have a thriving media, committed to truth, and in affirming – and challenging – those who work within it.”The charity says that this year, they “especially want to pray for media professionals to be empowered to tell the whole story – the negative as well as the positive, the wrongs and the rights, the truth and the redemption”.They will be praying for “increased opportunities to celebrate empathy, truth and justice in the media and for lives to be changed; enhanced respect and mutual understanding between Christian and non-Christian media professionals; and effective discipleship of young Christians who are looking to build a career in, or will be working with, the media.”They have organized a social media “thunderclap” on Sunday and are asking supporters to sign up to automatically send a message to their followers announcing that they are praying for the media. They have also set up a Pray4Media group on the Instapray app.The original idea for the day came from the Rev. Peter Crumpler, the curate of St Leonard’s Church in Sandridge, St Albans; who was the Church of England’s communications director before he left to become an ordinand.He wrote one of several prayers for the day which can be found on the website pray4media.co.uk:God who spoke the world into being and communicates with us still today;We give you thanks for writers, producers, broadcasters and journalists, and all who work in the media. We thank you for their creative skills and technical abilities, and their persistence in seeking after truth.We ask that they may have wisdom, integrity, insight and judgement in their work.May they be a voice for the powerless, a challenge to the powerful; bringers of knowledge and clarity to an uncertain and confused world.Help them to reach for the highest professional standards, especially when budgets are stretched, time is tight, and competition increasing.May they resist the temptation to follow the consensus, jump to easy conclusions, pander to prejudice or cut corners.Help us, who read, watch, listen and contribute to the media, to play our part by being wise and discerning, so that truth and beauty will be the hallmarks of our media.We offer these prayers in the Name of the One who brought the Good News, declared himself as the Truth, and gave Himself for a world in need.Amen. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Queenstown, Singapore “COPY” Singapore 22 Oei Tiong Ham Park / AR43 Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/231713/22-oei-tiong-ham-park-ar43-architects Clipboard Architects: AR43 Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/231713/22-oei-tiong-ham-park-ar43-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Albert Lim KS+ 17 Share Houses “COPY” Photographs: Albert Lim KSText description provided by the architects. The design for the house commenced in the year 2009 and was completed in May 2011. Sited within a leafy up-market housing estate, it sits on a 1200 m2 linear plot of land that was originally part of a larger estate before sub-division. The house is hence hidden away from the main road and approached via a short access road that is shared by the immediate neighbor. Save this picture!© Albert Lim KSRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDesigned for a family of 5 with occasional visits from the grandparents, the client gave the architect much freedom for the design except for two requests: to provide for a full lap pool and to build adequately within a budget, rather than maxing out the build-able area. The main wing, a linear block houses predominantly the main circulation and service areas such as foyer, dining, kitchens, and yard at the ground level and more private spaces such as the Master bedroom, daughter’s bedrooms and family seating room on the upper level. Save this picture!© Albert Lim KSThe block terminating the main circulation spine is a volumetric living room space with the master bedroom’s study over looking from above. The third annex block houses private spaces such as the family entertainment and study at the ground level and the sons’ bedrooms on the upper level. Entry is from a large column free car porch into a semi-outdoor entrance porch before turning into a central foyer that forms the main circulation spine leading to all the main living spaces. Save this picture!© Albert Lim KSOn the first storey, the house is to be read in a linear fashion with the main corridor acting as a central guiding axis. The rest of the spaces is plugged and arranged along it, revealing a relatively intimate space, the living room at the end of it. The living room is also located strategically towards the end of this linearity to capitalise on the good views along the northeast of the rear boundary. Save this picture!© Albert Lim KSThe sequence of spaces unfolds along this corridor: entertainment room, staircase to second storey, living and dining room whilst the service area and guest room are placed behind these public spaces. This clear segregation of spaces along the corridor ensures straightforward circulation beyond communal spaces. The volume is punctured between blocks on both levels, allowing natural light and cross ventilation within the inner spaces. Save this picture!1st floor planInternal spaces between blocks are interconnected with stone/timber slat bridges and glass enclosure. Courtyard is created in between blocks and it provides an intimate entertainment area for family and friends to socialise and also to relax by the side of a long infinity lap pool. It is also linked with a wooden deck to the rear lawn and allows continuity of outdoor spaces. Save this picture!© Albert Lim KSThe second request instead provided opportunities for a modest expense of landscaping around the house. Each part of the house, especially the rooms and communal spaces open out to the greenery and surrounding vistas. The inclusion of a large pivoting screen at the living room further blurs the boundaries between internal spaces and the landscape, thereby engaging the surrounding green whilst protecting the owners’ privacy. Furthermore, the lap pool continues and evolves to become a water feature, which injects and weaves itself into the building volume.Project gallerySee allShow lessThink Space 2012 Programme: Past Forward CompetitionArticlesNew Housing for Researcher Workers / Praksis ArchitectsArticles Share 22 Oei Tiong Ham Park / AR43 ArchitectsSave this projectSave22 Oei Tiong Ham Park / AR43 Architects Projects CopyAbout this officeAR43 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQueenstownHousesSingaporePublished on May 04, 2012Cite: “22 Oei Tiong Ham Park / AR43 Architects” 04 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Nominations open today for the 2008 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize for organisations that have made “extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world”. The $1.5 million prize is the world’s largest humanitarian award.The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation presents the award annually to an established nonprofit, charitable, or non-governmental organisation. The prize is not a grant based on future goals, but an award for recent and historic accomplishments.An independent international panel of jurors makes the final selection. The 2007 award will be presented in August and the 2008 prize will be announced in Autumn 2008.Organisations from around the world are eligible for nomination, but they must have an operating budget greater than U.S. $500,000.Eligibility requirements are available on the Hilton Foundation website – select Nomination Process from the Humanitarian Prize & Conferences tab.Nominations must be received or postmarked by 6 November 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 July 2007 | News $1.5 million prize invites nominations from around the world 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.
As the Diversity Access Fund is open again for bursaries for this year’s Fundraising Convention, three fundraisers explain how the opportunity to attend Fundraising Convention through the Diversity Access Fund benefited their own personal development as well as strengthening the work of their charities’ own fundraising. Howard Lake | 13 May 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Zoe King, Funding & Projects Manager at Diverse CymruFundraising has always been a part of my career in project management, however I have recently moved into a full-time development role, working for an equalities charity that I absolutely love.We are a small charity with smaller budgets meaning that we have to be creative with training and personal development and I was so happy to be awarded a bursary to Fundraising Convention 2018.The programme was amazing and inspiring, as was the commitment to diversity that was a thread running through so many of the sessions that I attended.Fundraising Convention helped to demystify legacy giving, and we now plan to develop in this area. Fundraising Convention let me look closer at event fundraising and we are now planning our half-marathon team. It encouraged me to tell stories, influencing our external communications.These are small steps that I hope will make a big impact to us in 2019 and I hope to be successful with a bursary again this year.The Diversity Access Fund is now accepting donations for 2019 bursaries. Your support will help bring more BAME, LGBT+ and disabled fundraisers to this year’s Fundraising Convention, ensuring it truly reflects the communities we serve. If you are able to donate, you can do so now.If you are interested, you can apply for a Diversity Access Fund bursary now. 120 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Emma Lynn, Fundraising Officer at Tall Ships Youth TrustI’ve been up to so much since the convention and have plenty more left to do! I am a sole fundraiser and the sessions I attended have given me that little boost I needed to really get our individual giving programme off the ground. We’ve run a really successful membership upgrade campaign and are about to launch another regular giving product too. A few of the sessions also really helped with some ideas to explore for our capital appeal later this year to help us buy a new tall ship! This ship will double our capacity to help young people, so it’s huge for us.The charity I work for doesn’t have the budget to send me to convention so being able to receive this grant was incredible and we are all eternally grateful! My disability has never held me back before and thanks to this grant, it still hasn’t! I’d encourage everyone to apply for any form of help that they possibly can to progress their career, be a better fundraiser and ultimately, help more people! 119 total views, 1 views today 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. David Mbaziira. Since writing this blog, David has gone on to become a culture and communications consultant for the sector and a member of the IoF’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Diversity Access Fund: how it helped three fundraisers and their respective charities Khalid Sadi, Trust Fundraising Manager at Personal Support UnitThe Diversity Access Fund was a brilliant opportunity for me to learn from industry experts and network with fellow BME fundraisers. The workshops were not only inspiring but also hugely insightful and I can already see the difference in my approach to fundraising following the event. I have since taken on additional responsibility in my department and look forward to growing in my role.As a BME fundraiser the charity sector can sometimes feel alienating due to the lack of diversity so it’s great to see the IoF doing more to help promote the sector to diverse groups. I was also impressed with the organisation of the event, clearly a lot of thought and planning had gone into it to make it a welcoming and wonderful learning experience. Advertisement
News Follow the news on Cuba News to go further RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council A team of military doctors at the prison hospital located inside Havana’s Combinado del Este prison have carried out a series of tests – blood and urine samples, ultrasound, chest X-rays and endoscopy – on independent journalist José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández that confirm an initial diagnosis in February that he cannot get proper treatment for his ailments while detained.Izquierdo was hospitalised on 27 April with stomach inflammation and gastro-intestinal bleeding, which require a strict diet that he cannot get in prison. He has also undergone eye tests that show that his field of vision has narrowed.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the doctors’ decision to keep him in hospital and not send him back to Guanajay prison in Havana province, where he was serving a 16-year sentence. The press freedom organisation hopes he will be allowed home on parole on health grounds.Last February, the chief doctor at Guanajay prison said Izquierdo had a serious condition that could not be treated properly as long as he continued to be detained. But the doctor retracted two weeks later, saying there was nothing seriously wrong with him. Izquierdo used to work for the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro independent news agency. He was arrested in the March 2003 crackdown on dissidents and independent journalists.____________________________________________________________03.03.06 – Prison doctor goes back on her own diagnosis of José Ubaldo Izquierdo HernándezJosé Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández, who has been imprisoned since the “Black Spring” of 2003 and sentenced to 16 years in prison, is suffering from an inflammation of the stomach and gastro-intestinal bleeding. This condition has required a strict nutritional diet. Dr Miriela Gómez Rodríguez, head of medical services at Guanajay prison, in Havana province, confirmed the diagnosis at the start of February, after he underwent an endoscopy examination. The prison doctor warned him that it would not be possible to receive adequate treatment in prison and simply prescribed him antibiotics, saying, “That’s all we can do”.The same Dr Gómez produced a new diagnosis on 27 February, according to which the journalist had “nothing serious”. His condition had not worsened and no longer required the diet, she said. The medical consultation took place this time in the presence of head of state security (political police) within Guanajay prison, Major Omar Evelio…__________________________________________________________________________15.02.06 – Call for release of journalist after prison doctors say he is “incurable in prison” Reporters Without Borders called for the immediate release of José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández, jailed since the March 2003 crackdown, and whose prison doctors have said his state of health is incompatible with imprisonment. “The condition of José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández requires care that cannot be provided in jail, the prison doctors have recognised it themselves”, said the press freedom organisation.“The journalist’s recovery calls for him to be freed immediately, or failing, that to be granted a release on licence for health reasons. We hope that the Cuban authorities will respond favourably to this humanitarian request”, it added.Doctors meeting in Havana on 9 February 2006 confirmed that Izquierdo Hernández’s condition in Guanajay prison in Havana province had seriously deteriorated over the past nine months, the Cubanet news agency reported.Gastroenterologist Dr Vazquez found lesions in the stomach while carrying out an endoscopy on the journalist. The specialist detected a stomach inflammation and recent gastro-intestinal bleeding and recommended a strict diet.Once informed of the specialist’s diagnosis, Dr Miriela Gómez Rodríguez, head of medical services at Guanajay prison told the journalist that he could not be treated in prison. The doctor prescribed a treatment to “ease an inflammation of the gastric mucus”. “That’s all we can do”, he explained.Izquierdo Hernández, 40, was arrested on 18 March 2003 and sentenced to 16 years in prison. The former head of an independent library in Güines, Havana province, where he originates from, was working before his arrest for the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro news agency. Two other dissident journalists, who worked for the same agency, have also been in jail since 2003 : Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez and Omar Moisés Ruiz Hernández, sentenced respectively to 20 and 18 years in prison. A third member of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro, Oscar Mario González Pérez, has been held without trial since 22 July 2005. News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is alarmed at the medical condition of José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández (photo), of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro news agency, imprisoned since March 2003. Doctors at the Guanajay prison, in Havana province, have themselves said that his state of health is incompatible with detention. Reporters Without Borders calls for him to be freed or, failing that, granted a release on licence. News Receive email alerts Organisation October 12, 2018 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en June 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison hospital confirms Izquierdo’s condition getting worse
Facebook Twitter A Westminster deal between the British Conservative Party and the DUP is thought to be edging closer, as efforts to restore the institutions at Stormont continue in Belfast.This morning, Ireland’s church leaders have written to all of the Northern parties, urging them to reach a deal on power sharing.Sinn Féin and the DUP have until Thursday to form an executive, and get the Assembly up and running. If that doesn’t happen, then the Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has indicated he implement direct rule from Westminister.The President of the Irish Council of Churches – Bishop John McDowell – says that should not happen.In a letter to all the parties, he and other church leaders say there needs to be an executive that works “for the common good”…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/06mcdowell-alt-clip-ar.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is at Stormont today for discussions with all parties.Meanwhile, DUP Minister Arlene Foster is meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in London today amidst reports that a deal which would see the DUP support a minority government is now close.Ms Foster says concluding a deal at Westminister would also help secure an agreement in Stormont……… Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp By News Highland – June 26, 2017 Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/07arlene.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Church leaders urge Stormont progress as Westminster deal edges closer Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleBono calls Leonard Cohen ‘an addiction’ as U2 cover his song ‘Suzanne’ in CanadaNext articleDonegal house prices are the second lowest in the state – REA News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+
Top StoriesDRI Not ‘Proper Officer’ Under Section 28(4) Customs Act; Has No Power To Recover Duties : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 March 2021 10:26 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held that the officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence(DRI) are not ‘proper officers’ within the meaning of Section 28(4) of the Customs Act, who are empowered to undertake process or recovery of duties.The Court observed that only an officer who did the assessment, can undertake re-assessment under Section 28 (4) of the Customs Act.The issue considered by the…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 Supreme Court has held that the officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence(DRI) are not ‘proper officers’ within the meaning of Section 28(4) of the Customs Act, who are empowered to undertake process or recovery of duties.The Court observed that only an officer who did the assessment, can undertake re-assessment under Section 28 (4) of the Customs Act.The issue considered by the Court in this case was whether the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had authority in law to issue a show cause notice under Section 28(4) of the Act for recovery of duties allegedly not levied or paid when the goods have been cleared for import by a Deputy Commissioner of Customs who decided that the goods are exempted. In this case, a show cause notice was issued under Section 28 (4) to Canon India Private Limited alleging that the Customs Authorities had been induced to clear the cameras by wilful mis-statement and suppression of facts about the cameras.Section 28(4) empowers the recovery of duty not paid, part paid or erroneously refunded by reason of collusion or any wilful mis-statement or suppression of facts and confers the power of recovery on “the proper officer”.The bench comprising CJI SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian observed that where one officer has exercised his powers of assessment, the power to order re-assessment must also be exercised by the same officer or his successor and not by another officer of another department though he is designated to be an officer of the same rank. In our view, this would result into an anarchical and unruly operation of a statute which is not contemplated by any canon of construction of statute, the bench observed. Referring to the provisions of the Act, the bench observed:The nature of the power to recover the duty, not paid or short paid after the goods have been assessed and cleared for import, is broadly a power to review the earlier decision of assessment. Such a power is not inherent in any authority. Indeed, it has been conferred by Section 28 and other related provisions. The power has been so conferred specifically on “the proper officer” which must necessarily mean the proper officer who, in the first instance, assessed and cleared the goods i.e. the Deputy Commissioner Appraisal Group. Indeed, this must be so because no fiscal statute has been shown to us where the power to re-open assessment or recover duties which have escaped assessment has been conferred on an officer other than the officer of the rank of the officer who initially took the decision to assess the goods…We find it completely impermissible to allow an officer, who has not passed the original order of assessment, to re-open the assessment on the grounds that the duty was not paid/not levied, by the original officer who had decided to clear the goods and who was competent and authorised to make the assessment. The nature of the power conferred by Section 28 (4) to recover duties which have escaped assessment is in the nature of an administrative review of an act. The section must therefore be construed as conferring the power of such review on the same officer or his successor or any other officer who has been assigned the function of assessment. In other words, an officer who did the assessment, could only undertake re-assessment [which is involved in Section 28 (4)].The court therefore held that the Additional Director General of DRI was not “the” proper officer to exercise the power under Section 28(4) and the initiation of the recovery proceedings in the present case is without any jurisdiction and liable to be set aside. The court also considered the matter on merits and allowed the appeal.Case: Canon India Private Limited Vs. Commissioner Of Customs [CA 1827 OF 2018]Coram: CJI SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V. RamasubramanianCitation: LL 2021 SC 152 Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
We compared the use of fatty acid signature analysis with results from traditional faecal methods using milk samples and enemas concurrently collected from 8 female Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella foraging from Bird Island, South Georgia. The seals were serially sampled throughout the 1998/1999 breeding season, with collections taken after every foraging trip when possible. The total lipid content of the milk increased throughout the season. A general linear model using 4 principal components showed that it was the point within the breeding season at which a milk sample was collected that had the biggest influence on its fatty acid composition. There were also significant differences in the milk composition of individual seals. However, the results of faecal analysis, which are themselves subject to potential biases, were not correlated with the relative amounts of individual fatty acids. It has been suggested that seasonal changes in the milk fatty acids, previously observed in the same population of seals, are a result of increased consumption of fish. We found no evidence of this in the faecal material and suggest that the seasonal variability may be a result of changes in the fatty acid composition of the seals’ main prey (krill), or because of the changing needs of the developing pups. This study highlights the need for comprehensive testing of milk fatty acid signature analysis before the full potential of this technique can be realised.
The possibility that the tsunami, generated as a consequence of the large Mw 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake of March 11th 2011, could be recorded by the tide gauge stations located in the Mediterranean Sea has been investigated. We find two kinds of transient signatures which should be attributed to the far-field destabilizing effect of the tsunami on the usual tidal components: 1) the excitation of a broad spectrum of frequency fluctuations, superimposed to the diurnal and semidiurnal tidal components, 2) the change of amplitude of the low-frequency tidal components in the Mediterranean, related to the sea surface fluctuation perhaps caused by the direct transmission of the tsunami across Gibraltar.