Pasadena Appeals Court Puts Brief Hold on L.A. Judge’s Skid Row Order

first_imgCommunity News Pasadena Appeals Court Puts Brief Hold on L.A. Judge’s Skid Row Order By FRED SHUSTER, City News Service Published on Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 2:47 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it A Pasadena federal appeals court today put a brief hold on a judge’s order that the city and county of Los Angeles must offer housing to the homeless population of Skid Row by the middle of October.Attorneys for the county asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals two weeks ago for an emergency stay of U.S. District Judge David O. Carter’s April 20 housing order, arguing that the ruling is overly broad and causes more problems than it solves.In its ruling, the appeals panel placed an administrative hold on the judge’s decree until June 15 in order to determine the impact of an evidentiary hearing scheduled later this month in the case.Carter has scheduled proceedings in downtown Los Angeles on May 26 and 27 to discuss possible modifications to his order, financial arrangements to pay for homeless housing and other issues.The appellate court also asked for additional briefs from all parties, with the goal of a 9th Circuit hearing in July.Carter’s order set a timetable for offers of shelter to be made to about 2,000 homeless people living on the streets of Skid Row by October. The sprawling 50-block area just blocks from Staples Center contains one of the largest populations of indigent people in the nation.The ruling is part of a lawsuit brought last year against the city and county by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, a group made up of downtown business owners and Skid Row residents who argue that local government had mismanaged the homelessness crisis and wasted public money while the numbers of people living on the streets increases.During more than a dozen federal court hearings, the lawsuit has become bogged down in bureaucratic snarls between the city and county, prompting Carter to deploy the power of the federal court to speed up efforts to get city sidewalks cleared and place homeless people into housing.Earlier this week, Carter rejected the county’s bid to be dismissed from the case altogether, finding that the county’s claims of immunity are “inapplicable.”L.A. Alliance lawyers have written that Skid Row is a “catastrophe created by the city and county” in which the city long ago adopted a policy of “physical containment” where the poor, disabled and mentally ill would be “contained” inside the delineated borders of downtown.In response to the county’s initial request to stay his timetable, the judge reiterated his intention to keep the mandate in place and added new directives with an admonition that without a global settlement, his housing deadlines would remain in place. Subscribe Business Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

State’s Withdrawal Of Consent Will Not Impact Power To Investigate In ‘Railway Areas’ : CBI Tells Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesState’s Withdrawal Of Consent Will Not Impact Power To Investigate In ‘Railway Areas’ : CBI Tells Supreme Court Radhika Roy10 March 2021 11:04 PMShare This – xThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a Counter-Affidavit in the plea filed by West Bengal Government challenging order of the Calcutta High Court whereby it allowed CBI to investigate a case pertaining to illegal mining and transportation of coal through Railways in West Bengal, without the State’s consent.The Affidavit firstly submits that the SLP is devoid of any merit…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 Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a Counter-Affidavit in the plea filed by West Bengal Government challenging order of the Calcutta High Court whereby it allowed CBI to investigate a case pertaining to illegal mining and transportation of coal through Railways in West Bengal, without the State’s consent.The Affidavit firstly submits that the SLP is devoid of any merit and therefore, liable to be dismissed. Further, reliance has been placed on the ratio of the Supreme Court in the case Ram Kishan Fauji v. State of Haryana by the Petitioners which, as per the CBI, will not apply squarely onto the facts and circumstances of the present case. “….it was held in view of the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case, that no appeal under the Letters Patent Appeal shall lie to the Division Bench of the High Court from the order passed by the Single-Judge of the High Court exercising original criminal jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution…” Rejecting the contention that the proceedings before the Division Bench would be deemed infructuous, the Affidavit submits that the Letter Patent of Lahore is completely analogous to the Letters Patent for Calcutta High Court, and the corresponding clause 25 of the Letters Patent of Calcutta High Court has no application in the present case. The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud had earlier observed that it will examine the issue if the Division Bench had jurisdiction to consider the appeal against the Single Bench decision as per the Letters Patent rules. Additionally, Calcutta High Court is governed procedurally by separate rules for petitions under Article 226 which do not distinguish amongst Civil and Criminal Writs. “It is submitted that as per the said Rules, there exists no distinction in the petitions filed under Article 226 [whether on the civil side or the criminal side] and the rules mandate that all petitions be registered and allocated the roster under the head of “Original Side”.” Secondly, the Affidavit submits that a conjoint reading of Sections 5 and 6 of the DSPE Act provides that no permission of the State Government is required for the registration of case carrying out an investigation in the Railway Area. “It is pertinent that once the notification has been issued under Section 5(1) of the DSPE Act, including the State of West Bengal therein, the Railway Area which is part of the state is automatically included therein. If the same is read along with Section 6 of the DSPE Act, even if the concerned State has withdrawn the consent for investigation of the cases in terms of the DSPE Act, the same cannot be withdrawn with reference to Railway Areas”. The Affidavit then goes on to submit that the CBI did not require prior consent from the State in the instant case. “It is submitted that the said withdrawal [of consent] has no bearing on the power of the CBI to register FIRs in relation to offences in ‘railway areas’ and take consequential steps in pursuance to such ‘investigation’. It is submitted that the Respondent was well within the powers conferred to it, while initiating and continuing to conduct the instant investigation”. Conveying that in respect of offences committed in Railway Areas, the DSPE Act unequivocally grants the power to CBI to investigate whether or not the State Government accords its consent. The Affidavit then refers to Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the DSPE Act, as well as Entries 8, 22 and 80 in List I of Schedule VII of the Constitution, to delineate how exclusive power is conferred. Further, as the individuals being investigated are Central Government employees, it is averred that the Centre does not need prior consent to investigate its own employees, irrespective of the fact whether the concerned employee is within the territorial jurisdiction of the CBI to investigate or not. The Affidavit concludes on the note that being the foremost investigating police agency in India, CBI stands apart from the rest of the investigating agencies across the Country. Therefore, to ensure optimum transparency and efficiency, the CBI should be allowed to investigate in such matters. Background The case pertains to illegal mining and transportation of coal through Railways in connivance with officers of the Eastern Coalfield Limited, Railways, C.I.S.F. and some other private persons including the writ petitioner (Anup Majee). A FIR was registered in the matter by CBI for offences of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust by public servants and criminal misconduct by public servants by dishonestly or fraudulently misappropriating the property entrusted to them or any property under their control as public servants or allowing other persons to do so. The Petitioner had impugned the FIR before a Single Bench of the Calcutta High Court which held that CBI’s power to investigate beyond ‘Railway Areas’ was subject to the consent of the State. In an appeal preferred by CBI, a Division Bench of the High Court stayed the Single Judge’s order and allowed CBI to investigate the case without any hindrance. It observed, “Proper investigation cannot be carried out if the investigation in such cases is divided into parts, drawing lines on territories once the premier central agency is in the process of investigation. In case during the pendency of the present appeals, the investigation being carried out by the CBI is hampered, the process of investigation at this stage will certainly be prejudiced, which will not be in the interest of justice as any delay in the process may be fatal…”Next Storylast_img read more

Championships Update: Three junior events cancelled

first_img It is with considerable regret that England Golf has made the decision to cancel three junior championships due to ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.The following championships are now cancelled:English U16/14 Girls’ Championship- Thorndon Park Golf Club, 28-30 JulyEnglish U16 Boys’ Championship (McGregor Trophy) – Heworth Golf Club, 28-30 JulyEnglish U14 Boys’ Championship (Reid Trophy) – Prestbury Golf Club, 4-6 AugustThe safety and wellbeing of our junior competitors and their accompanying parents/guardians remains of paramount importance.Whilst we are confident the golf element of a championship can be managed successfully, there are additional practical difficulties associated with running junior events.With parents and guardians necessarily joining competitors, staff and volunteers on site within the confines of a smaller club environment, it becomes more difficult to adhere to social distancing regulations.England Golf is most appreciative of the understanding and acceptance shown by the host clubs in making this tough decision and we look forward to working with them again in the future.It should be noted that due to the size and layout of the Woodhall Spa facility at the home of England Golf, the English Men’s and English Women’s Amateur Championships, scheduled to be played 28 July-2 Aug, remain in the diary.England Golf is confident it can celebrate the best of English amateur golf at this joint event.All other England Golf championships remain provisionally scheduled as before and are subject to regular review in accordance with updated government advice and regulations. 22 May 2020 Championships Update: Three junior events cancelled Tags: English U14 girls’, English U16 girls’, McGregor Trophy, Reid Trophylast_img read more

Mvelaphanda moves into platinum

first_img27 August 2008Black empowered mining group Mvelaphanda Resources has secured funding from Nedbank Capital to increase its stake in Northam Platinum from 22% to 63%, in a R4-billion deal that will create the fourth-largest platinum producer in the world.According to a Nedbank statement last week, the transaction will be done through directly acquiring Anglo Platinum’s 22% stake in Northam Platinum, as well as through the vending-in of a 100% stake in Booysendal – 50% of which was acquired from Anglo Platinum – to Northam Platinum.Mvelaphanda Resources chairman Lazarus Zim said the company was excited by the prospect of becoming a world-class platinum mining business, which will rank behind Anglo Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin, in terms of platinum group metals (PGM) resources.He said that the company was particularly positive about the acquisition of a stake in Booysendal, which still has a life of mine in excess of 100 years. This is as opposed to Northam Platinum, which was only left with a life of mine of 17 years.“Prospects of our continuing presence in the PGM space looks decidedly positive,” said Zim. “This acquisition will strengthen our position both in the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld where the PGM ore body is mostly found.”A first for platinumAccording to Zim, the acquisition of Booysendal by Northam was a landmark event, creating the first fully integrated, black-controlled platinum mining entity.“This deal reinforces what we envisaged when Mvelaphanda Resources and Afripalm Resources joined forces in 2007, which is to become a pre-eminent black controlled mining house and principal consolidator of key opportunities,” he said.“As we promised at the time, we will continue to unlock value in our operations, diversify our portfolio and achieve a better balance between the existing components of diamonds, gold and platinum as well as pursuing other interests in other commodities.”Nedbank Capital acted as sole arranger and underwriter, as well as advisor to the deal, providing funding of R2.5-billion, with the balance being financed from Mvelaphanda’s own cash resources.Nedbank Capital MD Brian Kennedy said the bank was proud to have structured a deal that would help create an extremely significant BEE player in the platinum mining arena.“This is a continuation of our relationship with Mvelaphanda Resources after Nedbank Capital was involved in financing Afripalm Resources in the acquisition of its stake in Mvelaphanda Resources in 2007,” he said.“This deal marks a historic occasion in the BEE mining space, and we feel honoured to have acted as advisors to the parties involved.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Welcomes “Brother” Jaylon Smith To The Dallas Cowboys

first_imgEzekiel Elliott celebrating after an Ohio State touchdown.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (left) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with running back Jalin Marshall #7 (right) during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)The Dallas Cowboys just made the most beloved pick of the NFL Draft, taking injured Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith with the No. 34 overall selection. Smith injured his knee in the Fiesta Bowl and likely won’t play at all during the 2016 season. One of the players he faced in that Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, is now his teammate. Elliott welcomed Smith to the team on Twitter. Welcome to the family brother @thejaylonsmith— EzekielElliott (@EzekielElliott) April 29, 2016The Cowboys have drafted two of college football’s most-likable players in Elliott and Smith. The NFL Draft is being televised on ESPN and the NFL Network.last_img read more

CMA CGM Alibaba Ink MOU on Digital Cooperation

first_imgzoom French container shipping major CMA CGM and Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Hangzhou, China, to seek cooperation in the digital area.The duo intends to provide digitized services via the One Touch platform.The two firms said they propose “an alternative for direct booking platform for customers and to have on line booking for shipments ex China to Mediterranean and Adriatic area through the CMA CGM MEX1 and CMA CGM BEX services.”The CMA CGM MEX 1 service, connecting Asia to the Mediterrean area, will offer ports of loading including Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian and ports of discharge in the West Mediterranean base ports of Barcelona and Valencia.The CMA CGM BEX service, connecting Asia to Adriatic ports, will have ports of loading including Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan and ports of discharge in the Adriatic ports of Rijeka, Koper, Trieste and Venice.Earlier, Danish shipping giant Maersk partnered up with Alibaba to allow users to book ship places online. The shipping company launched a pilot program on Alibaba One Touch portal on December 22, 2016, moving a step forward to “providing fully digitized customer solutions.”last_img read more

While BC waters recede in some places Katzie First Nation still on

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsMilder temperatures have alleviated some of the flooding in British Columbia, the Katzie First Nation is still on alert.Many areas in British Columbia have been dealing with severe flooding and a number of evacuation notices have been lifted.But some who live by the Fraser River are keeping a close eye on the [email protected]@Laurie_Hamelinlast_img

Toronto stock index makes meagre gain as energy and gold sectors weigh

first_imgTORONTO – Gains in the health-care and telecommunications sectors helped prevent Canada’s main stock index from falling into the red Monday, as energy and gold shares weighed.The S&P/TSX composite index added 5.83 points to 16,004.40. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl. Inc. (TSX:VRX) and Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP) had some of the biggest advances, up more than six per cent and nearly four per cent respectively at the closing of markets.Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) also moved up more than six per cent amid news the marijuana producer is pushing ahead with plans for an all-stock takeover offer for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) after failing to reach an agreement with the company’s board.On a rough day for most energy stocks, which fell sharply amid slumping crude prices, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) saw its shares climb nearly two per cent after Nebraska regulators approved an alternate route through the state for the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It was the last major regulatory hurdle facing the $10-billion, 1,897-kilometre project, though opponents say another round of federal approval may now be needed.The January crude contract was down 29 cents at US$56.42 per barrel.South of the border, it was a positive day on Wall Street as U.S. stocks made back most of Friday’s losses.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 72.09 points to 23,430.33. The S&P 500 index edged up 3.29 points to 2,582.14 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 7.92 points to 6,790.71.“It’s a fairly quiet day,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis. “When left to its devices, this market seems to be inclined to go higher, and I think that’s what we’re getting today.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at 78.17 cents US, down 0.06 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract fell US$21.20 to US$1,275.30 an ounce. The December natural gas contract declined five cents to US$3.05 per mmBTU and the December copper contract added three cents to US$3.09 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP looking for Madelyn Whyte

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are once again looking for Madelyn Whyte.Whyte was reported missing on Monday, March 19 and the RCMP have searched areas of Dawson Creek she has been known to frequent with no success.  The RCMP say multiple people have said they haven’t heard from Whyte since Sunday afternoon.The RCMP also said she has been known to leave town on short notice and may no longer be in Dawson Creek. Madelyn Whyte is described as aboriginal, five foot two, weighing 130 pounds with brown eyes.On December 26, 2017, the RCMP in Dawson Creek put out a similar request looking for help to locate Whyte.  She was found the next day.last_img

Ecofriendly cottages to come up in tourist hotspots of N Bengal

first_imgDarjeeling: Tourism in North Bengal is all set to receive a further boost with new accommodations coming up in the form of eco-friendly cottages in tourist hotspots.The state Tourism department, in collaboration with the Parks & Gardens Wing (North) of the state Forest department will be constructing these cottages at Gajoldoba, Tiger Hill and Tonglu. “15 cottages will come up at Bhorer Alo of Gajoldoba, with 5 cottages at Tiger Hill and 5 cottages at Tonglu. We will try to finish the cottages by Durga Puja this year,” said Anjan Guha, the divisional forest officer of the P&G Wing (North). Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersDetailed Project Reports of the projects have already been submitted to the Tourism department. The project is pegged at Rs 11 crore. Rs 6 crore will be spent for the cottages at Tonglu and Tiger Hill, while the 15 cottages at Bhorer Alo will be built at a cost of Rs 5 crore. Bhorer Alo, located at Gajoldoba in the Jalpaiguri district is located at a distance of 15 km from Siliguri town. Spread across a sprawling 210 acre area, Bhorer Alo is a dream project of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaUpon completion, the project will boast of a budget hotel, 2-star category hotels and a high-end hotel, along with a 9 hole golf course spread across 60 acres of land. Tourists will also be able to enjoy cycling, boating and camping facilities. It will also have a trekking route through Saraswati Tea Estate to the Bengal Safari. Work is on by the Forest department for developing the route. The project also includes a jungle safari, sunset point, orchid park, bird park and an amphitheatre. The cottages will not be constructed out of concrete. They will be made of wood and will have double occupancy, with all modern amenities on offer. Tiger Hill, a famous sunrise point, is located 11 km from Darjeeling town. An old British bungalow at the location that had been burnt down during the violent agitation of the 1980s is currently under renovation. The new cottages will come up surrounding the British cottage. At Tonglu, two separate dormitories for men and women will be there. Each dormitory will have a ten bed facility. Tonglu is located on the world famous trekking trail to Sandakphu- the highest point of the state at an altitude of 12,000 ft.last_img read more