Tesla stock surges 20% in a day. Is the EV maker a good US share investment?

first_img Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: TSLA Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Tesla After a share price rout, electric carmaker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) bounced back yesterday. In the biggest one-day surge it saw in over a year, it leapt 20%+. This was partly thanks to a turn in the overall market, an upgrade from a Wall Street analyst, and because it reported higher Chinese sales for February. 2020 sales in China more than doubled to $6.66bn.But the Tesla share price is still 25% below its January high.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential… 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. For regular stock market investing ideas and help choosing the best shares to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Tesla stock surges 20% in a day. Is the EV maker a good US share investment? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Tesla is a US stock like no otherIn 2020, the Tesla share price rose around 740%. No mean feat at the best of times, but during a pandemic, astounding.I see a lot to like. Apart from stylish electric vehicles, it has a solar powered home division, and it’s making strides in its use of artificial intelligence to power autonomous vehicles. I think there’s future potential in all these areas as the world advances. Therefore, I believe Tesla is here to stay and has a strong chance of being successful far into the future.It’s also got a charismatic leader in Elon Musk. Love him or hate him, there’s no CEO like him. And he’s also a huge part of the reason for the firm’s stock market success.However, there’s a lot of speculation and hype built into the Tesla share price. It’s definitely not one for the faint of heart.Bears vs bullsOver the years, the company has split opinion between investors and analysts. Some have gone all in with bullish fervour while others steer clear. It’s become a main holding in many funds and brought riches to those who’ve held their ground. However, the recent correction in US tech stocks has given cause for concern and some big funds are pulling back.Billionaire investor Ron Baron is a Tesla bull who believes its share price will surpass $2,000 in the next decade. However, his firm, Baron Capital, sold 1.8m shares in Tesla over the past six months because they were becoming an overpowering percentage of some of its portfolios. But it still held over 6.1m Tesla shares at the end of February.Controversy and carbon creditsTesla has become profitable in the past year and was admitted to the S&P500 in November. Many didn’t believe it was deserving of its high valuation, however. But it earns a lot of its income from carbon credits. By producing electric vehicles, it reduces its emissions and earns credits, which it then sells to companies producing high emissions. This includes rival carmakers.Carbon credits provide companies with a regulatory route to becoming carbon neutral. But if this system is cancelled or changed, then Tesla’s value could plummet. In the fiercely competitive car industry, an operating margin of 5% could fall to 1% without carbon credits.With the Biden administration in place, it doesn’t look like there’s any risk of this happening soon. If anything, Tesla could benefit further from the renewables-focused regime change. However, it’s important to understand all the wheels in motion and that there are external risks to the share price.The company again shocked investors last month when it invested $1.5bn in Bitcoin. This week’s bitcoin rally could also be helping the Tesla share price, although a fall in Bitcoin’s value could hurt it..But overall, I like the company’s long-term vision and would happily own Tesla stock in my portfolio. Kirsteen owns Bitcoin. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bitcoin. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for prayer for Ecuador

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Marius Jan Hulswit says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Posted Apr 18, 2016 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Latin America, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS April 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm Yes, please — I grew up as a boy in Quito, Ecuador from 1943 to 1950. I loved the spirit and humanity of that country and the people with whom I grew up. I experienced an Earthquake in Quito and Ambato when the volcanoes Tunguragua and Sangay caused a severe earthquake in the late 1940’s. I remember the smell of dead bodies that permeated the air for weeks thereafter. I experienced that again when, as a Parishioner of the Church of the Transfiguration, and as Executive Director of the Epicopal Actors’ Guild of America, a large group of us associated with that Parish spent many, many hours in the aftermath days of the 9-11 disaster, feeding and giving rest to the first responders at St. Paul’s Church. Please, PLEASE, let’s all do everything we can to support the Ecuadorians who are suffering so much these days ! Let us encourage the US Government to overlook its differences with Ecuador’s present government, and do the right thing PLEASE !!!?? Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Province IX Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (1) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for prayer for Ecuador Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has called for prayers for the people and Dioceses of Ecuador following a devastating earthquake on April 16.Two dioceses of the Episcopal Church are located in Ecuador:Litoral Ecuador led by Bishop Alfredo Morante.Central Ecuador led by Bishop Victor Scantlebury.A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit the South American country on Saturday, April 16.  News reports indicate the death toll is over 200 people with 2,500 injured.The following is the message Presiding Bishop Curry sent to the bishops and people:My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,Please know that your brothers and sisters throughout the Episcopal Church are praying for you. We will be with you during this time and in the days ahead. You are not alone. May the love of God embrace and strength you.Your brother in Christ,+Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchMis estimados hermanos y hermanas en Cristo:Sea de su conocimiento que sus hermanos y hermanas en toda la Iglesia Episcopal están orando por ustedes. Estaremos con ustedes en este tiempo y en los días que han de venir. Ustedes no están solos. Que el amor de Dios los abrace y los fortalezca.Su hermano en Cristo,+Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoLa Iglesia Episcopal Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

Nick Williams cited for dangerous challenge that sent Rhys Patchell to hospital

first_imgMonday Mar 30, 2015 Nick Williams cited for dangerous challenge that sent Rhys Patchell to hospital Ulster number eight Nick Williams has been cited for striking Cardiff Blues back Rhys Patchell during their Guinness Pro12 match in Belfast on Friday. Williams was yellow carded, but many have been angered by the incident, feeling it should have been red.Flyhalf Patchell spent the night in hospital after being carried off on a stretcher following treatment for 10 minutes from the forearm blow. He was treated amid fears of a bad concussion.The massive New Zealander has since been cited for Law 10.4 (a) – Punching/striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee.Cardiff Blues coach Dale McIntosh said after that match that a red card was in order.“A forearm to the head? It should be a red card. I’ve done it enough, I should know,” he said.Former Ireland centre Maurice Field said that while the result was severe, “It was not a forearm smash”. He went on to tell BBC Northern Ireland that Williams had executed a reckless challenge.“Patchell is unfortunate – full-backs do not usually find themselves in those ruck situations. Nick Williams is a physical guy, that is the nature of his game,” he added.Ulster went on to win the match 36-17. You can view the incident below in a quick clip from the highlights wrap. We’ll have more from the Pro12 soon. Should this have been a red card, or was it merely a clumsy effort at cleaning out a player?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Frog Camp provides familiar experience for first-year students

first_imgTCU employee dies of complications related to COVID-19 Frog Camp was held Aug. 12-16 on campus and online. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Linkedin Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/ ReddIt printTCU modified Frog Camp this year to keep students and facilitators safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. First-year students had the opportunity to choose between four in-person sessions and one virtual option last week. Each of the sessions lasted two days, less than in years past. The in-person sessions took place on campus, and unlike previous years, there were no specialized camp themes such as “Alpine” and “Challenge.”Frog Camp facilitator Omega Stallworth, a health and fitness major, said TCU required facilitators and campers to wear masks at all times and remain at a physical distance of 6 feet. Another facilitator, news and media studies major Maya Vela, said facilitators were given hand sanitizer bottles and disinfectant wipes to make sure everyone was staying clean and all surfaces were sanitized before being touched. “Surprisingly, all the students wore their masks without complaint and they made sure to sanitize before touching anything for the activities,” said Vela. “Mainly they maintained positive about the safety adjustments so that everyone could have a safe and sanitary experience.” First-year pre-business major Anela Gabeljic said she felt reassured about the protocols TCU put into place to keep her and her classmates safe. “The safety protocols make me feel a lot better about being on campus,” said Gabeljic. “Knowing that I can still be at TCU and have some sort of first-year experience all while keeping myself and the community safe is comforting.” Vela added while new protocols were in place, the experience stayed mostly the same. “At the very core the Frog Camp experience was the same as it has been in past years,” she said. “The director board did an amazing job at ensuring that as many activities stayed the same for these new campers.”Frog Camp facilitators with their Frog Camp group. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)During the sessions, students got into small groups and participated in a variety of get-to-know-you activities. “We talked about our background stories and got to know each other on a much more personal level than any high school ice breaker,” first-year business major Olivia Dove said. Students also engaged in games and activities that allowed them to learn more about TCU and the resources available on campus. “I feel like Frog Camp is such an important precursor to joining the Horned Frog community, not to mention, it’s tradition,” said first-year nursing major Lexi Barr. “What I have enjoyed the most about Frog Camp was seeing how much the leaders cared for us and wanted to make this the best experience they could for us.”Frog Camp facilitator practices social distancing protocols. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)Even with a different Frog Camp experience than in prior years, one facilitator said first-year students were still able to get the most out of it. “Due to COVID-19, Frog Camp had to cut out large group interactions that campers usually experience, however, due to this I think it provided campers a unique opportunity to form deeper connections with others in their small groups than in years past,” junior business major Dylan Williams said. Williams said how well his campers bonded was proof that even though Frog Camp looked a bit different this year, it still provided a great intro to life at TCU.  TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Students concerned about mask compliance inside TCU’s library Previous articleOn-campus dining changes amid the pandemicNext articleTCU to students: Do not party Shannon Murphy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/ + posts Twitter Twitter Silver linings in a pandemic Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/ Shannon Murphy Facebook Shannon Murphy is a journalism and political science double major from San Jose, California. Outside the classroom she enjoys traveling, drinking coffee, and reading about politics or history. TCU faculty talk about managing a hybrid classroom Shannon Murphyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shannon-murphy/ Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Quick Hits June 1

first_imgHot Summer NightsDowntown Odessa Inc. and Odessa Arts have scheduled Hot Summer Nights Concert Series at 8 p.m. June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 at the Noel Heritage Plaza, 321 W. Fifth St.The concert series lineups include: Mariachi Armonia (June 7), Permian Playhouse “Smokey Joe’s Café” (June 14), Disco Daze (June 21), West Texas Jazz Project (June 28), Basin Big Band (July 12), Lone Star Attitude (July 19), A’lante Flamenco (July 26), Free Spirit (Aug. 2) and Victor & Penny (Aug. 9).In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to Odessa High School.The event includes local food trucks, as well as children’s activities.Bring the lawn chairs and blankets. Ice chests are allowed, but alcoholic beverages are not permitted.ON THE NET>> tinyurl.com/y4cas9oz Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Local Newscenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp OA logo 2 wide Lawn ConcertMuseum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Tall City Band from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion.The concert is family and pet-friendly.Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite.Admission is free.For information, call 683-2882.ON THE NET>> MuseumSW.org Summer Art CampsThe Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Summer Art Camps for kids, ages 6-12.June 10-14: 9:15 a.m. to noon, Ceramics/Art & Imagination.June 17-21: 9:15 a.m. to noon, Painting/Art Trip.July 15-19: 9:15 a.m. to noon, 3D Design/Creatures.Each camp is $100.A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. Class size is limited and classes fill up quickly. Advance registration is required.Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Admission is free and open to the public.For more information, call 550-9696.ON THE NET>> noelartmuseum.org Pinterest Quick Hits June 1 Previous articleARENA PRO SOCCER LEAGUE: Carlile makes most of opportunity with RumbleweedsNext articleCómo pueden las mujeres hacer cambios para su salud y para el entorno Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Govt. Cannot Effect Merger Of Feeding Cadre To Higher Cadre In Violation Of Service Rules: Allahabad HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesGovt. Cannot Effect Merger Of Feeding Cadre To Higher Cadre In Violation Of Service Rules: Allahabad HC [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain21 Oct 2020 7:25 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday held that the government cannot effect the merger of the feeding cadre to the higher cadre if not envisaged under the Service Rules, and that an amendment, even if having retrospective effect, would not adversely affect the rights accrued to the employees under the Rules as existed.Justice Manish Kumar was hearing the petitioners feeling aggrieved 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 Allahabad High Court on Tuesday held that the government cannot effect the merger of the feeding cadre to the higher cadre if not envisaged under the Service Rules, and that an amendment, even if having retrospective effect, would not adversely affect the rights accrued to the employees under the Rules as existed.Justice Manish Kumar was hearing the petitioners feeling aggrieved by the final Seniority list dated 15.04.2019 in so far as it relates to the placement of the petitioners below Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents, whose services have been merged in the higher cadre of posts of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officer to which petitioners were directly appointed.The dispute pertained to the placement of seniority on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officer amongst the direct recruits i.e. the petitioners and the private respondents, who were working on the post of Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents, the feeding cadre for promotion to the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officers, but their services have been merged with Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officers vide Government Order dated 3.5.2011 abolishing post of Passenger Tax /Goods Tax Superintendents.”The case mainly hinges upon the question as to whether the Amendment Rules 2018 (to the 1980 UP Transport Taxation Service Rules) are partly retrospective in effect so far as it bestows benefit of seniority to the respondents and other similarly situated persons in the list of seniority of Passenger Tax, Goods – Tax Officer”, observed the Single Judge.FactsThe services of the petitioners and the respondents are governed by the Provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Transport Taxation (Subordinate), Service Rules, 1980. The Rule 5, in Part III of the Rules 1980 deals with sources of recruitment to the service and as per Sub-Rule (1) of Rule 5, the post of Passenger Tax/ Goods-Tax Officers is to be filled up by direct recruitment through the Commission and by promotion also through the Commission from amongst the permanent Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents, who have put in at least 5 years of continuous service as such besides some other sources. According to Rule 5, the post of Passenger Tax, Goods Tax Officers were advertised by the U.P. Public Service Commission in the year 2009. The petitioners, since they fulfilled the requisite eligibility criteria, applied for the aforesaid advertised post and were selected for appointment.Thereafter, the State government issued a Government Order dated 3.5.2011, by which the Post of the Passenger / Goods Tax Superintendents was abolished and the persons working on those posts were merged with the post of Passenger Tax Goods Officers. The government order dated 3.5.2011 was challenged by the ministerial employees, who were also eligible to be considered for promotion on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officers alongwith Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents, by filing a Writ Petition and in this case, an interim order dated 27.05.2011 was passed by this Court directing for maintaining the status quo till the next date of listing. In the above mentioned writ petition, an application was preferred by the State of U.P. for modification / clarification of the order dated 27.05.2011 to the extent that the 15 selected candidates including the present petitioners be allowed to join on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officers. The application for modification was allowed by this Court vide order dated 22.02.2013 allowing the 15 selected candidates including the present petitioners to join on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officer. The appointment letters were issued.The petitioners also preferred a Writ Petition in 2015 assailing the Government Order dated 3.5.2011, but not pressed the same with liberty to file a fresh writ petition, as permitted by the order of this Court dated 26.03.2015. At the same time, the 2011 Writ Petition was also dismissed as withdrawn vide order dated 17.07.2015. After the disposal of above writ petitions, on 13.08.2015 a tentative seniority list was published, wherein the names of the petitioners were tentatively placed below the employees, who were initially appointed as Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents and subsequently claimed to have been merged on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officers in the light of Government Order dated 3.5.2011. The petitioners preferred detailed objections to the seniority list, but the same was rejected and a final seniority list was published on 11.09.2015 for the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officers, maintaining the seniority shown in the tentative seniority list.The petitioners then preferred another writ Petition challenging the validity of the seniority list dated 11.09.2015 and the Government Order dated 3.5.2011. The Writ Petition was finally allowed by this Court vide judgment and order dated 13.04.2017, quashing the seniority list dated 11.09.2015 with a further direction to prepare a fresh seniority list of Passenger Tax/ Goods Tax Officer within a period of two months from the date of communication of the aforesaid order. Against the final judgment and order dated 13.04.2017, a review petition was preferred by two private respondents, which was dismissed vide order dated 18.12.2017 and the matter attained finality.The department despite the judgment of this Court kept sitting over the matter instead of issuing a fresh seniority list. The petitioners then filed a contempt petition being Contempt Case before this Court. During the pendency of the contempt petition, a seniority list dated 6.11.2017 was issued in three parts, wherein more than one person was placed at Serial No.1 including the Passenger Goods Tax Superintendents, but the same was not accepted by the Court, thereafter, another seniority list of Goods/ Passenger Tax Officers was issued on 17.11.2017 of petitioners only excluding the names of respondents and other similarly situated persons.On 5.3.2018, the U.P. Transport Taxation (Subordinate) Service (First Amendment) Rules, 2018, were passed giving it immediate effect. The Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents preferred a Writ Petition for inclusion of their names in the Seniority list of Passenger Tax, Goods – Tax Officer in the light of the amendment in the Rules. The Writ Petition was disposed off without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case vide judgment and order dated 27.07.2018, with a direction to the Transport Commissioner to decide their representations.An order dated 19.12.2018 was issued by the Deputy Secretary of the state of UP providing therein that the private respondents i.e. Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents, who were merged on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods – Tax Officer may be treated as substantively appointed as such w.e.f. 3.5.2011. The High Court after hearing the counsels for the respective parties, considering the facts that the service rules have been amended with effect from 5.3.2018, allowed the writ petition vide order / judgement dated 17.01.2019 directing the respondents to consider the petitioners for promotion on the post of ARTO (Assistant Regional Transport Officer).The aforesaid order dated 19.12.2018 passed by Deputy Secretary was challenged by the petitioners by filing a Writ Petition and also the tentative seniority list dated 30.01.2019. The writ petition was finally disposed of by this Court vide judgment and order dated 7.02.2019 directing the Transport Commissioner to pass appropriate order in regard to the controversy involved in the writ petition for placing the private respondents in the seniority list, ignoring the order dated 19.12.2018 passed by the State Government.Despite the direction of this Court, the impugned order dated 15.04.2019 was been passed by rejecting the objections submitted by the petitioners and issued a final seniority list including the respondents and other similarly situated persons in the seniority list, which is under challenge and the subject matter of the present writ petition.Observations of the Court”The Rules 1980 have been amended namely the U.P. Transport Taxation (Subordinate) Service (First Amendment) Rules 2018. Rule (1) (c) specifically provides that the rules have come into force at once that is w.e.f. since 5.3.2018. It has no retrospective effect. The intention of the legislature was not to make this rule retrospective.The inclusion of the respondents and similarly situated persons in the impugned seniority list is bad in the eyes of law”, noted Justice Kumar.The bench noted that even in the second round of the litigation against “the adamant attitude of the State Government” for including the respondents and other similarly situated persons in the seniority list of the Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officers, this Court was very clear in its judgment and order dated 7.2.2019 that while deciding the controversy, the Competent Authority would pass appropriate order without being influenced by the impugned order dated 19.12.2018, as well the amended Rules dated 5.3.2018 and further in the light of the observation made in the judgment and order dated 13.04.2017.”The Court in its judgment dated 13.04.2017 and judgment and order dated 7.2.2019 holding that the respondent and other similarly situated persons could not be included in the seniority list in pursuance of the Government order dated 3.5.2011 and order 11.12.2018 passed by the Deputy Secretary”, said the Single Judge.It was clear to the bench that the impugned orders passed on 15.04.2019 are in the teeth of the judgment of this Court dated 13.04.2017 and 7.2.2019 as well as observations of the Contempt Court in its order dated 16.11.2017. “…it has been held by the Supreme Court that an amendment even if having retrospective effect would not adversely affect the rights accrued to the employees under the Rules as existed”, said the Judge.The bench appreciated that in the present case, Rule 5 of Part III deals with sources of recruitment including the recruitment on the post of Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Officer i.e. 50 % posts by direct recruitment through the Commission and 50 % posts by promotion through the Commission from amongst Passenger Tax/ Goods Tax Superintendents, who have put in 5 years of continuous services as such.The bench noted that there was no provision for recruitment on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods Tax Officers by adopting the method of merger by executive order issued by the State Government. The Rules 1980 were very much in existence in the year 2011 when the Government Order dated 3.5.2011 was issued for recruitment / merger of the respondents and other similarly situated persons on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods Tax Officers. The bench observed that at the time of issuance of the Government order dated 3.5.2011, the respondents had completed only three years of service and they were not even eligible for being considered for promotion according to Rules 1980. “It was in gross violation of Rules that the respondents were promoted / recruited by inventing an extraneous method of merger of their services with the cadre of Passenger Tax, Goods Tax Officers for merger of the respondents and other similarly situated persons. It is in complete contravention of the statutory provisions, which cannot be superseded by the executive order”, reflected the bench.So far as such claim for seniority of respondents on the ground that they have been working on the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officer prior to the joining of the petitioners is concerned, it was observed that the private respondents and similarly situated persons were merged in the cadre of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officer by means of GovernmentOrder dated 3.5.2011 despite the fact that it could not be permissible since Rule 1980 were already in existence which provided for only promotion of Passenger Tax / Goods Tax Superintendents to the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officer.”This process of selection for promotion was not applied to the respondents, hence, they cannot be said to have been duly promoted to the post of Passenger Tax, Goods-Tax Officer. The Rules did not provide for merger of the feeding cadre to the higher cadre. However, they are not entitled to claim seniority. The petitioners have been duly selected from the Public Service Commission fully complied with the Rules 1980″, concluded the bench.Besides, the bench noted that the petitioners were selected in pursuance of the advertisement of 2009, but the appointment was delayed due to the order passed by the Court.”So far the argument raised about the petitioners being not entitled for seniority since they have been working on supernumerary posts, it does not arise since the Government placed the respondents above the petitioners solely on the ground of their merger by order dated 3.5.2011. The order dated 3.5.2011 has already been found to be bad in law by the Division Bench of this Court vide judgment and order dated 13.04.2017. Since the Rules did not provide for the merger and Government Order could not alter or override the provision of the Statutory Rules”, said the bench.Accordingly, the two impugned orders dated 15.04.2019 are quashed. The seniority list dated 17.11.2017 issued in compliance with the judgment dated 13.04.2017 shall be maintained and remained operative.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]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

Hand Sanitiser manufacturer says “questionable” products brought into the market

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ By News Highland – November 1, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Hand Sanitiser manufacturer says “questionable” products brought into the market DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest The largest manufacturer of hand sanitiser in Ireland says a number of “questionable” products were brought into the market during the pandemic.It follows the removal of more than 50 sanitising products from schools due to potential safety concerns.The Department of Education ordered their withdrawal and replacement before schools reopen tomorrow after mid-term break.Meanwhile, ViraPro was recalled before schools broke up as it was found to cause skin problems and eye and respiratory irritation.CEO of Airmedica, Aiden Corcoran, says there’s been an influx in hand sanitiser from around the world here, due to demand:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/sanitiser1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleGardai seize vehicle after speeding driver tests positive for cocaineNext articleCork winner for Conor Orr News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitterlast_img read more

Over 750 pounds of illegal fireworks seized at California residence ahead of Fourth of July

first_imgTulare County Fire Department(VISALIA, Calif.) — More than 750 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized from a single residence in California ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, authorities said. Investigators executed a search warrant on a house outside the city of Visalia on Tuesday, after receiving a tip about “dangerous” fireworks that were brought into the area illegally over the past week “with the intent to sell,” according to a press release from the Tulare County Fire Department. They discovered 752 pounds of illegal fireworks at the residence and in vehicles on the property.One weapon was also recovered during the search.Two people were arrested for possession, transporting and selling fireworks that do not bear the California State Fire Marshal-approved “safe and sane” seal, according to the Tulare County Fire Department. Two others at the property were arrested for unrelated charges,Tulare County Fire Chief Charlie Norman said the illicit goods are worth about $25,000.“By this confiscation and arrest, I don’t know how many fires and safety issues we’ve prevented on the Fourth,” Norman told ABC Fresno station KFSN. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Thermal acclimation capacity for four Arctic marine benthic species

first_imgThere are areas on Earth where it is pressing that we obtain an understanding of the thermal limits and acclimationcapacities of the species living there. These are the zones where environmental temperatures are currently changing more rapidly and are predicted to continue to do so in the future. The foremost amongst these is possibly the Arctic, where in some areas air temperatures have risen on average by over 1.7 °C in the last 30 years, and sea ice cover has markedly decreased in recent decades. Here we present data on responses of 4Arcticmarinebenthicspecies to elevated temperature. There is very strong evidence that the urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis and the gastropod Margarites helicinus can acclimate to 10.3 °C, and some evidence that some individuals of the bivalve Serripes groenlandicus and the amphipod Onisimus sp. can also acclimate to this temperature. This is more than 3 °C higher than experienced maximum summer temperatures. Acclimation to 7.1 °C produced reductions in acute upper temperature limits (CTmax) in all species, whereas acclimation to 10.3 °C produced increases. Although data are still limited, a capacity to acclimate to temperatures 3–5 °C above those experienced in the summer is similar to capacities of cold temperate species and higher than reported values for tropical or Antarctic marine invertebrates.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 9/30/20

first_imgSeptember 30, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/30/20 Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSHouston 4, Minnesota 1Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 1Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1N.Y. Yankees 12, Cleveland 3WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSLas Vegas 66, Connecticut 63Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img