first_img8th June 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The latest figures from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission show the state’s betting market recovering from its April struggles in May, with revenue and handle both growing month-over-month. The latest figures from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission show the state’s betting market recovering from its April struggles in May, with revenue and handle both growing month-over-month.While the state’s brick-and-mortar casinos remaining closed throughout May as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), amounts wagered via mobile betting apps grew significantly, rising from April’s all-time low of $1.6m to $7.0m.Customers won back $6.5m during the month, leaving revenue of $501,062, a 233.3% improvement from April’s $150,331 total. This was generated almost entirely online, with the total reduced marginally by a loss from the retail channel.With no new retail bets taken during the month, the only activity for that channel was bets placed prior to the shutdown, which amounted to a $20 bet placed at Penn National Gaming’s Ameristar venue.Payouts on bets placed prior to the shut-down across all land-based sportsbooks came in at $5,516, resulting in a $5,496 loss for the channel.Looking at revenue by venue, six operators without an online sportsbook took no bets during the month.Of the remaining 13, Prairie Meadows, partnered with William Hill, continued to lead the market. Its sportsbook app took in $2.7m in wagers, up significantly from April’s $869,008 total, with players winning back $2.4m. This left revenue of $250,708, up from $62,175 in the prior month.Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Race Track and Racino Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Horse racing Regions: US Iowa Email Address Iowa betting market begins recovery in Maylast_img read more

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Share prices are also volatile, as we’ve seen this week, but history shows that, in the long term, equities beat almost every other investment.I’m a long-standing fan of investment trusts, and the two I’m tipping here have grown nearly 600% over the last decade, turning a £10,000 investment into £70,000. They’re worth a closer look and could help you win financial freedom.Baillie Gifford Shin NipponWhenever I look at the Japanese smaller companies sector, it always seems to be generating outsize returns, and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon (LSE: BGS) has grown a quite stunning 640% in the last decade, according to the Association of Investment Companies.Manager Praveen Kumar aims to deliver long-term capital growth from a spread of between 40 and 80 attractively-valued smaller companies he believes offer good growth opportunities.Unlike many smaller companies funds, it also boasts a low ongoing charging figure, just 0.77% a year and, despite its success, still trades at a tempting discount of 8.6% to net asset value. If you want to add some exciting diversification to your portfolio, this growth-focused Japanese trust looks like an exciting way to achieve it.Allianz TechnologyAllianz Technology Trust (LSE: ATT) has also had a storming decade, rising 599% in that time, again, purely from capital growth, as it doesn’t pay a dividend.This trust invests primarily in large US companies, with tech giants Amazon, Microsoft, Tesla and Apple all featuring in its top 10 holdings, alongside some familiar names such as MasterCard. Naturally, Allianz Technology has benefited from having direct exposure to the world’s most high-profile sector so, before diving in, you should check where you stand on its future prospects.Do you believe the tech boom is played out, or could it have further to run? Nobody can say for sure, as the tech giants could face regulatory threats, or simply become too unwieldy. Despite that, big tech is generating huge sums from selling global products and services that people crave, and there’s little sign of that changing yet.Check how much exposure you have to this sector already, as well as the US stock market in general, because 85% of this fund is invested Stateside.I’d put my money on either of these two investment trust winners or, better still, split my cash between them, rather than have a hopeful punt on Bitcoin or the Lotto. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget Bitcoin and the National Lottery! I like these 2 investment trusts, up 600% in a decade I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

first_imgSaturday Jun 5, 2010 The Barbarians beat Ireland in Limerick Ireland hosted the Barbarians on Friday night at Thomond Park for a game that turned out to be successful for the Baabaas. After losing out against England a week ago, they put in a strong first half performance to beat an under-strength Ireland side 29-23.Cardiff Blues eighthman Xavier Rush captained the famous Barbarians on the night. He scored their first try before George Smith and Cedric Heymans crossed, with Brock James and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde kicking the points which got the hotchpotch side the victory.Their team included a few Irish players this week, with former Ireland lock Malcolm OKelly playing his final professional game, and Alan Quinlan on the flank going up against his countrymen.The Barbarians built up a lead of 21-3 before Ireland fought back well with tries to Niall Ronan and Tony Buckley. Ronan OGara kicked 13 points but it was to no avail as their late charge was held off by the Barbarians, resulting in a famous win for the club.Ireland now travels to Australasia where they will face All Blacks on the 12th of June, and the Wallabies in Brisbane on the 26th of June. Time: 08:29 Note: Better quality highlights will be posted when possible.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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first_img  53 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Oxfam is using augmented messaging app Traces to make the most out of its network of 650+ charity shops even when they are closed. Passers-by will be able to discover, via their mobile device, more about Oxfam, the local shop, volunteering and how to make donations if they wish.In effect, the app gives Oxfam shops an even bigger ‘shop window’, with a wider choice of information than even the biggest window display could convey.Digital content is available at over 650 Oxfam shops across the country. A geo-located virtual ‘trace’ has been created for each shop. Tagged with: app geo mobile Oxfam Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Any content that can be shared on a mobile webpage can be shared via traces in location. This could be text, video, sound, but also commercial opportunities such as digital downloads, contact capture, vouchers and payment links. The platform is free to use, with some features such as geo-fencing being paid.To run a campaign the content and actions can be published to locations anywhere in the world. You don’t have physically to go to the location to set it up.You can download the Traces app from Traces. Currently it is available for iOS (Apple devices) only. Oxfam’s campaign is currently featured on the app.What does it look like? Traces is a new app, which only launched public traces for partner organisations in March this year. Oxfam is the first charity to implement it.Matt Jerwood, Oxfam’s Digital Fundraising Lead, said of the initiative:“This is an exciting opportunity for us to explore a new form of digital distribution to invite people to virtually look beyond our shop windows to engage with our digital content. We hope to reach new supporters by sharing stories to help people understand our work. The Traces platform enables us to make the connection between location-based marketing and the publishing of digital content at scale. It presents an interesting new opportunity in mobile fundraising.”Neuroscientist Professor Beau Lotto, founder of Traces, said: Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 5 August 2015 | News “At Traces, we want to help organisations create meaningful digital experiences by harnessing the power of location. Oxfam is one of the world’s leading charities and has digital right at the heart of its public engagement strategy – we’re delighted that they are using the Traces platform to reach and connect people to their work in a completely new, location-based way.”What is a Trace? [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCeL0wXcD9o[/youtube] Mobile app transforms Oxfam shops into 24-hour information and fundraising spaceslast_img read more

first_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News October 19, 2016 Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and should be revoked Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImpunityImprisonedFreedom of expression center_img News We, the undersigned organisations, recognise that the Turkish government has the right and responsibility to investigate the violent events of the July 2016 coup attempt and to bring all those responsible to justice. We also recognise that the immediate aftermath of the attempted coup is the type of exceptional circumstance in which a government could legitimately invoke a state of emergency but still has to comply with their human rights obligations. We are however increasingly concerned that the far-reaching, almost unlimited discretionary powers exercised by the Turkish authorities during the first three months of the state of emergency – now extended for a further three months – endanger the general principles of rule of law and human rights safeguards. We call on the Government of Turkey to revoke the measures under the state of emergency, the application of which, in practice is incompatible with Turkey’s human rights obligations. During the first three months of the state of emergency, the Turkish authorities have abused emergency provisions to stifle dissent, through the detention of large numbers of individuals, including both real and perceived critics of the government and others. The removal of fair trial protections and crucial safeguards against torture and other ill treatment exceed permissible, justified derogations and risk violating the absolute prohibition in international law against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. In practice, the application of the provisions enable sweeping arrests, where those detained are not presented with credible evidence, preventing them from challenging or seeking redress for human rights violations. In light of this, the extension of the state of emergency and its associated provisions for a further 90 days, starting from 19 October, is extremely worrying. At the very least, we urge the Government of Turkey to narrow the scope of the emergency measures by revoking provisions that enable human rights violations and are not consistent with Turkey’s obligations under international law. We also urge Turkey’s international partners, in particular the European Union, the United States and relevant international human rights bodies, to publicly and unequivocally condemn the human rights violations occurring in Turkey in the context of the state of emergency. They should also call on the Turkish government to revoke all emergency provisions that enable human rights violations, and rescind the state of emergency, unless the government is able to demonstrate that the domestic situation continues to threaten the life of the nation. Removal of safeguards against torture and other ill-treatment Since the failed coup attempt, the Turkish authorities have remanded into pre-trial detention 34,000 soldiers, officers, policemen, judges, prosecutors, journalists, teachers and others. 70,000 people are under criminal investigation. Numerous provisions in Turkey’s emergency decrees have suspended key safeguards that protect detainees from torture and other ill-treatment in ways that violate Turkey’s international obligations and place detainees at risk. They include: Prolonged police detention for terrorism-related offences and organised crime without legal review – extended from four days to 30 days;Denial of a detainee’s right to see a lawyer for up to five days and severe restrictions on the right to choose lawyer during police detention;Interference with confidential access to a counsel, including monitoring and recording of communications at the request of a prosecutor.In practice law enforcement officials and agents have undermined those safeguards to an extent exceeding even the permissive leeway granted them under the emergency decrees. A number of non-governmental organisations, including Amnesty International, have reported that they have gathered credible evidence that detainees in Turkey were subjected to beatings and torture, including rape.Abuse of emergency provisions to silence criticismProvisions of the emergency decrees affect the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and have been used to facilitate the arrest and harassment of journalists, writers and media workers, including: Empowering higher levels of administration to shut down any media organization;Enabling the government to impose curfews, ban public meetings, gatherings and rallies, and restrict access to private and public spaces;Enabling the authorities to cancel or confiscate passports of anyone under investigation. On 1 September, an amendment to the decree extended this power, enabling the authorities to cancel or confiscate the passports of spouses and partners of those under investigation. Restrictions imposed under the state of emergency go beyond those permissible under international human rights law, including unjustifiable limitations on media freedom and the right to freedom of expression. During the first two and a half months of the state of emergency, pursuant to the decrees outlined above, authorities closed around 150 media outlets and publishing companies, leaving over 2,300 journalists and media workers without jobs. At least 99 journalists and writers have been arrested, bringing the total number of media workers detained on charges believed to be related to their exercise of the right to freedom of expression to at least 130, as of 19 October 2016. These numbers exclude other journalists who are currently in detention in police holding cells, or have been detained and released without charge during the state of emergency. Emergency provisions have also been used to harass family members of journalists who have fled abroad or gone into hiding, including by cancelling their passports or detaining them in the stead of those accused. Such measures against journalists and media workers obstruct the right of people in Turkey to receive information about current events and to hold the government to account. The Government of Turkey should ensure that the state of emergency and the related emergency decrees are not tools to facilitate serious human rights violations and to silence dissent. Meanwhile, Turkey’s international partners should not ignore the serious violations committed in the context of the state of emergency and should urgently call upon Turkey to rescind or amend the emergency provisions that are not consistent with the country’s international human rights obligations. Signatories: ARTICLE 19 Amnesty International Human Rights Watch PEN International Association of European Journalists Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Committee to Protect Journalists Danish PEN English PEN Ethical Journalism Network European Centre for Press and Media Freedom European Federation of Journalists Fair Trials German PEN Global Editors Network Index on Censorship International Media Support International Press Institute IREX Europe My Media Norwegian PEN Norwegian Press Association PEN America Reporters Without Borders Swedish PEN Wales PEN Cymr News April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImpunityImprisonedFreedom of expression to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

first_imgWatch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Stay Healthy at Home with Derval.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin Facebook Print Emailcenter_img Previous articleComing up in ArtsNext articleDrunken streaker refused to get dressed Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] LADBROKES employee was dragged along the ground by a robber attempting to steal her handbag full of betting shop takings before a Good Samaritan beat off her assailant with a bag of books, a court has heard.The trial of a 39-year-old Limerick man has been told that it was policy for female members of Ladbrokes office betting staff to place cash in their handbags before leaving to lodge it at the Post Office.Geoffrey O’Donoghue, with an address at Johnsgate and formerly of Parnell St, pleaded not guilty to attacking the Ladbrokes employee, Mairead Lawless and attempting to rob her as she went to lodge the betting office takings on October 25, 2012 last.In her evidence, Ms Lawless said that she placed €1,800 in cash, together with over €130 in coin, into a retail lodgement bag and then into her handbag as was policy for staff at the time.After lunchtime on the date in question, Ms Lawless left the Ladbrokes shop on John Street in Limerick and walked towards Church Street on the way to the Post Office to make the lodgement before she was attacked by a man wearing a dark hoody.Ms Lawless told the jury of ten men and two women that she recognised some people outside Sean’s Shop as she passed them before continuing in the direction of Coasters Off Licence.“The next thing was I felt something pull the strap of my bag and due to the force of the tug I was pulled around and could see a man grabbing my handbag.”The court heard that the assailant was shouting “give me the bag, give me the bag”, while Ms Lawless shouted “no, no, no” as she tried to hold on to the bag with the takings.Ms Lawless described how she was “dragged to the ground as the man was still shouting at me, so I started shouting and screaming too”.The jury was told that the Ladbrokes employee screamed for help as she lay on the ground grappling to hold on to her bag. She also described that her attacker wore distinctive blue shoes with a white trim.A man ran to her assistance and Ms Lawless described how he helped to fight off her attacker.Armed with a bag of books, the Good Samaritan “began to beat him around the head” she said.A second man, along with his young child, also ran to the woman’s assistance and dragged the assailant off. She said that the attacker left the scene in the direction of John Street.Ms Lawless said that a number of days later, while she was walking to Sean’s Shop during her lunch break, she was able to identify her attacker outside the convenience store as “the man who tried to rob me”.The betting shop employee said that her attacker “was inches from my face during it” and that she knew the man and described him to gardai as being “from around the area”.The woman suffered bruising to her shoulder as well as a blood shot eye.During cross examination, Ms Lawless denied she was unable to identify her attacker.“I was able to identify the man as he was known to me” she said when defence counsel Antoinette Simon put the question of identification to the court.Ms Simon said that it would have been impossible for Ms Lawless to identify her attacker as CCTV footage showed her assailant as wearing a dark hoody with the hood up. The whole incident she said lasted no more than 45 seconds and that Ms Lawless could not have identified the attacker from her position on the ground.The trial continues before Judge Tom O’Donnell. TAGSLadbrokesMusic Limerickrobberytrial Advertisement NewsBreaking newsCrime & CourtAttacker beaten with books by Good Samaritan during attempted robberyBy Staff Reporter – March 4, 2014 890 Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

first_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – December 14, 2015 Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleCouncil wins RSA’s ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Award’Next articleGeorge Clooney launches new campaign to feed homeless over Christmas News Highland Homepage BannerNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Western Health Trust urged not to close Gortin Day Centrecenter_img WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Facebook Twitter There are calls on the Western Trust to take a last minute u-turn and drop their plan to close Gortin Day Care Home in west Tyrone.The Centre has been serving the community for almost 30 years providing entertainment, exercise and socialising for older people, but an announcement on its closure is expected shortly.The service cost 6,500 pounds to run last year.SDLP West Tyrone representative Daniel McCrossan says offering the services elsewhere would not suit many of those that use them:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/gortin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 26, 2016 Twitter Previous articleFennelly Commission will not widen its remit to include Mc Brearty phone taping concernsNext articleTwin sister of Mary Boyle calls for Commission of Investigation into her murder. admin Twitter Pinterest Donegal Mental Health Services promises better communication in light of suicide research Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal ·        The development of Connecting for Life Donegal suicide prevention action plan which represents a whole of society approach to reducing deaths by suicide and is already in its first year of implementation. ·        The appointment of two self-harm nurses in the Emergency Department of Letterkenny University hospital to ensure risk assessment and follow-up with all patients presenting with self-harm.·        The appointment of two Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurses offering consultation and assessment to individuals in crisis presenting to GPs.·        The establishment of a Suicide Family Liaison Service through Console to ensure immediate support to families and individuals in the aftermath of a suicide death of a family member.·        Training in self-harm awareness has been delivered to mental health and primary care staff. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp The HSE says a number of measures are being  implemented, They include -·        A series of staff briefing sessions have taken place to inform staff of the findings and recommended actions from the study and to ensure their support and commitment in the implementation.·        A comprehensive training package will include additional training in suicide risk assessment which will be tailored specifically to experience and level of expertise in both community and in-patient settings. This will address the complexities of treating service users with dual diagnosis and facilitate a collaborative, multi-agency approach. ·        An Information pack for families is being developed to address concerns identified by family members.·        Contact with and support for bereaved families will be intensified as a matter of priority. The HSE also says a number of new initiatives were implemented to address the prevention of suicide within the service whilst the study was taking place. Whilst these measures are not directly emerging from the research they are significant. They include: center_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Facebook Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Mental Health Service in Donegal is pledging to listen more after a three and a half year study into the suicides or untimely deaths of 34 people under the care of the service.The research, which took place between October 2011 and May 2015 forms the basis of a report which is being launched today at 12 noon.A number of new initiatives and protocols have already been implemented, and the chief researcher is staying in the region for three years to ensure that measures are implemented.Prof Ella Arensman of the National Suicide Research Foundation led the study, and is president of the International Association of Suicide Prevention. She spoke today on the Shaun Doherty Show in advance of the report’s publication.She says communication is a key issue…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Arensman.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesLawyers Are Not Permitted To Earn A Livelihood By Any Other Means: Observes SC On Advocates Plight Due To Loss Of Income Amid Pandemic [Read Order] Akshita Saxena23 July 2020 11:47 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday reiterated that Advocates cannot practice any other profession and they are not permitted to earn a livelihood “by any other means”. “We are conscious of the fact that the advocates are bound by Rules which restrict their income only to the profession. They are not permitted to earn a livelihood by any other means,” a bench comprised of Chief Justice…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 on Wednesday reiterated that Advocates cannot practice any other profession and they are not permitted to earn a livelihood “by any other means”. “We are conscious of the fact that the advocates are bound by Rules which restrict their income only to the profession. They are not permitted to earn a livelihood by any other means,” a bench comprised of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian observed. The remarks were made during suo moto proceedings in the case concerning financial difficulties being faced by lawyers, who are at loss of work, amid COVID-19 induced lockdown. SC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Financial Difficulties Of Advocates Amid COVID-19 ; Issues Notice To BCI, State Bar Councils Rules 47 to 52 of Chapter VII of the Bar Council of India Rules impose restrictions on Advocates from taking up other employments. Rule 47 provides that an advocate shall not “personally engage” in any business though he may be a sleeping partner in a firm. Rue 48 prescribes that an advocate shall not be a Managing Director or a Secretary of any Company. Rule 49 precludes an Advocate from being a “full-time salaried employee” of any person, government, firm, corporation or concern, so long as he continues to practice. These “Standards of Professional Conduct and Etiquette” have been upheld time and again by the Supreme Court as well as various High Courts. In Haniraj L Chulani (Dr.) v. Bar Council of Maharastra & Goa, Goa (1996) 3 SCC 342, the Supreme Court denied the plea of a medical practitioner to enroll as an Advocate in the following words: “It is no doubt true that right to live includes right to livelihood. However the appellant is not denied his right to livelihood. He is already a professional carrying on the profession of a medical practitioner. He wants to have a second string to his bow. He wants simultaneously to be permitted to practise law with a view to earn additional or more livelihood. So far as his aforesaid demand is concerned the impugned rule requires that unless he gives up that other practice and joins wholeheartedly the legal profession he cannot be permitted to enter the legal profession.” It added, “Legal profession requires full time attention and would not countenance an advocate riding two horses or more at a time. He has to be full time advocate or not at all.” The lead was recently followed by the Allahabad High Court in Shiv Kumar Pankha & Anr. v. Allahabad HC & Anr. To the contrary, the Bar Council of Gujarat recently resolved to permit needy Advocates, who are facing difficulty in meeting ends due to the present lockdown situation, to take up alternative jobs/ businesses, until the end of this year. However, the resolution is pending approval from the Bar Council of India and is yet to come into force. “In a meeting conducted on Sunday, the financial situation for more than 75,000 lawyers during the last three months has been difficult and many of them are not able to bear their family responsibilities. So it has been resolved that the needy lawyers having Sanad, keeping the dignity of the profession in mind may take up any other job/business for maintaining financial stability and bearing their family responsibilities. Such Lawyers will be exempted from Section 35 of the Advocates Act till Dec 31, 2020,” the State Bar Council had resolved. Section 35 of the Advocates Act prohibits lawyers from holding the license to practice, if they engage in any other profession, job or business other than legal practice. During hearing of the suo moto case tiled In Re : Financial Aid For Members Of Bar Affected By Pandemic, the three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court issued notice, returnable within 2 weeks, to the Centre, Bar Council of India, State Bar Councils, each High Court’s Registrar General, and recognized High Court Bar Associations. Noting that the pandemic has taken a “heavy toll on the lives of citizens and, particularly, the legal fraternity,” the Court has asked the Respondents to show cause why a fund for relief cannot be set up for deserving and eligible advocates. This matter is being heard alongside BCI’s plea which highlights that the BCI itself does not have the funds to help the lawyers in need. Case Details: Case Title: In Re : Financial Aid For Members Of Bar Affected By Pandemic Case No.: Suo Moto WP(C) No.8/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian 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