Vinod Rai-led CoA submits BCCI draft constitution to Supreme Court

first_imgThe Supreme Court was on Monday told that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has submitted the draft constitution of the BCCI which incorporates all the recommendations made by Justice Lodha Committee on the organisational reforms in the apex cricketing body.The court appointed CoA, headed by the former CAG Vinod Rai, is currently managing the affairs of cricket in the country. At present it has only two members.”The draft constitution has been filed by the CoA and it (recommendations by Justice Lodha Committee) has been totally complied with”, amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M.Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud.Subramanium also informed the court that the under the CoA growth in the revenues of the apex crickieting body was phenomenal.The Supreme Court on September 21 had directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its state affiliates to submit their suggestions on the draft constitution prepared by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) — managing cricket affairs in the country — incorporating organisational reforms as directed by the top court.Reuters Photo The court had said that after considering the suggestions by the BCCI and its affiliated state associations, the CoA will submit the final draft constitution of the apex cricketing body for its (top court) consideration.It had on August 23 asked the Committee of Administrators to prepare a draft of a new constitution on the basis of its directions based on the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations that it has endorsed.advertisementBy its August 23 order, the top court had said that the draft constitution would be based on its directions of July 18, 2016 and its order of July 24, 2017 by which it had agreed to re-examine the one state one vote principle, the strength and composition of the selection committee and the status of associate members including Railways, tri-services and the Association of India Universities.Reuters Photo It had said on September 21 that there would be no need for convening the General Body Meeting (GBM) of the BCCI to consider the draft constitution as it would be decided by the top court.The court on Monday dispensed with the personal appearance of acting President C.K. Khanna, acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry.Khanna, Amitabh Chaudhary and Anirudh Chaudhry were in the last hearing on September 21 were asked to be present in the court on the next date of hearing on October 30.The court had in the hearing on August 23 issued notices to C.K. Khanna, Amitabh Chaudhary and Anirudh Chaudhry asking them to explain why none of the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations had been implemented, saying “this shuttling and re-shuttling will not be allowed”.last_img read more

Neymar determined to overcome injury upset

first_imgNeymar Neymar remains determined amid latest injury upset Goal 07:01 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar injured, PSG Getty Neymar PSG Ligue 1 The 26-year-old posted an inspirational message on social media after it was confirmed he will return to his homeland to have an operation Neymar has vowed he will not “give up” and will find a way to overcome his latest setback after Paris Saint-Germain confirmed he will undergo an operation on a fractured toe.The attacker could be out for around six weeks after suffering a cracked metatarsal and twisted ankle in his side’s 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.PSG said on Wednesday Neymar will return to Brazil to have surgery, and the 26-year-old followed it up with an inspirational post on Instagram.The former Barcelona star posted a picture of himself lying on the field captioned with a quote showing he is determined to overcome the injury.”Obstacles can’t hold you down. If there’s a wall in your way, don’t give up. Find out how to climb it,” the message said.The injury rules the star out of the second leg of PSG’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid at Parc des Princes on March 6, with the Ligue 1 leaders looking to overcome the 3-1 deficit from the first encounter.The €222 million signing has played an integral role for Unai Emery’s side, scoring 28 goals and 16 assists in 30 appearances.Ex-Santos star Neymar has suffered injury heartbreak before, most notably when he suffered a spine injury during the 2014 World Cup, ending his tournament at the quarter-final stage.last_img read more

Symonette Discusses Bahamas as Commercial Arbitration Centre

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 3, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette says that the government is committed to easing the way business is conducted in the country.  The Minister made the comments while delivering opening remarks at the 6th Annual Arbitration and Investment Seminar, held at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre at the University of The Bahamas on Monday, January 29.“While The Bahamas is recognized internationally as a mature, well-regulated and sophisticated international financial centre with international financial institutions delivering a myriad of services including banking, private banking and trust service, investment advisory services and insurance among others, there are real concerns about the ease of doing business in The Bahamas which has the potential to erode our competitive advantage in these areas globally,” said Minister Symonette.He said that as globalization continues, The Bahamas has to meet the demands of the global community including its perception of the country as a business centre and its expectations.“We cannot be left behind as our regional neighbors make changes to the way they do business to position their countries globally,” he said. “Too much is at stake for the Bahamian people, particularly the youth of our country, the backbone of the future.”He said with this objective in mind, the government would implement a number of initiatives aimed at improving the ease in which business is conducted. He pointed to three priority areas.“Those areas include the business license process, the investor proposal process and various immigration processes, including work permits,” said Minister Symonette, “The government will also move to bring ‘greater transparency’ to the processes of doing business in The Bahamas.”He said that as it pertains to resolving disputes, the government remains committed to the establishment of the country as a modern and sophisticated international commercial arbitration centre.“We believe that given our developed financial services sector and large ship registry, there are opportunities which can allow these matters to be arbitrated here in The Bahamas creating jobs for Bahamian professionals while having trickle down for the economy at large. The potential for long term employment opportunities for Bahamian professionals has to be stressed.”Topics discussed at the summit included, ‘Smooth or Rough seas? Challenges to Maritime Arbitration,’ ‘Court-Connected Mediation & Arbitration, Anti-Suit Injunctions, Helpful or Harmful’ and ‘Construction Adjudication: Baha Mar Open, Now Have We Learned the Lessons for Construction Dispute Resolution?’Release: BISPhoto Caption: Header: Attendees look on during the 6th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit — Caribbean, Latin America and Other Emerging Markets 2018. The event was held under the theme, ‘Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution; Cooperation vs. Competition.’ The summit was held at the Harry C. Moore Library at the University of the Bahamas on Monday. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)Insert: Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette, delivering opening remarks at the 6th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit — Caribbean, Latin America and Other Emerging Markets 2018.  The event was held under the theme, ‘Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution; Cooperation vs. Competition.’ The summit was held at the Harry C. Moore Library at the University of the Bahamas on Monday, January 29, 2018. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp -088center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Stressed Out Relax With These 5 Free Apps

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global While technology is supposed to make our lives easier, it has also left many of us feeling more stressed. We have emails rolling in at all times, phone calls in the car and, thanks to Wi-Fi, we can conduct business almost anytime from anywhere. The workday never seems to end — and that’s not healthy.It may be impossible to unplug your life, so try these five, free apps for your iPhone, iPad or Android phone to help relieve stress: 1. Breathe2Relax: This simple app guides you through a series of deep, controlled breathing exercises that can relieve stress and leave you feeling more energized. Breathe2Relax uses a combination of visual and audio cues to slow your breathing rhythm while soft music plays in the background. The app allows you to adjust the inhale and exhale length, as well as the number of cycles.Available on: iPhone, iPad and Android2. Relaxing Sounds Of Nature Lite: If your work area is filled with distractions, put on headphones and launch one of the soothing sounds in this app. The Relaxing Sounds Of Nature Lite app comes with nature sounds such as whale calls, rain and a variety of beach sounds. You can also use the mixer to combine sounds for your own personal soundtrack or the night timer to automatically fade the sounds as you fall asleep.Available on: iPhone and iPadRelated: 7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Now3. Zen Spaces: If you’re faced with a creative block, try spending a few minutes rearranging your own virtual Zen garden. Free your mind as you rake patterns in the sand and decorate with realistic stones and leaves. The app comes with four soothing background sounds or you can add songs from your iTunes playlist for a more personalized experience.Available on: iPad and Android (Zen Garden Lite)4. Pocket Pond: When you have too much on your mind, take a break and watch colorful fish swim through crystal clear water while soft nature sounds play in the background. The free version of the Pocket Pond app allows you to add additional fish, lilypads and dragonflies to the pond. You can also feed the fish and “touch” the water. There’s even a thunderstorm mode that is both entertaining and invigorating.Available on: iPhone and iPad5. Relax Lite with Andrew Johnson: If you have trouble unwinding at the end of the day, try one of clinical hypnotherapist Andrew Johnson’s guided relaxation apps. Johnson speaks slowly and softly, prompting you to relax one muscle at a time. The free version, Relax Lite, is designed for use while sitting in a chair and runs for 15 minutes.Available on: iPhone, iPad and AndroidRelated: The Secret to Getting It All Done at Work and Still Having a Personal Life Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. min read October 27, 2012 Register Now »last_img read more

Prefer Actual Laughter Over an LOL Text Try These New Chatty Apps

first_img 5 min read One of the best things about social media and messenger apps is that they get everyone sharing things that boost knowledge and information. However, the onslaught of forwards, re-tweets and likes is debilitating our ability to talk about and share our own opinions. We are relying on influencers to share their opinions, and then we rehash these opinions or share or forward them to make it look like we are talking.But in reality, we are not talking.Related: 3 Mobile Apps for Converting Voice to TextWe are not communicating. Just read these thoughts on communication collected from across the Internet: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein, writer”The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw, playwright and socialist”The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” — Sydney J. Harris, journalist”The great myth of our times is that technology is communication.” — Libby Larsen, composerWe are absorbing, sharing and probably imparting certain important facts, but we are definitely not communicating. And the times we communicate, we are not doing it effectively enough.Whether in personal life or workspace, one of the biggest productivity killers is ineffective communication or miscommunication. From planning lunch meetings to movies with friends, it is important that everyone is one the same page.Effective communication is not getting out a string of words and sounds — it is sending out a clear, actionable and intuitive message that elicits a similar response. With these three mobile apps, I hope you can achieve this easily and successfully.1. DartboardDartboard is a hybrid of voicemail and phone call — the perfect middle ground of communication. Dartboarding messages is fairly simple as well as fun. All you need to do is record your messages and send them to your friends and colleagues.It takes away the pain of typing on phones, it is lightning fast and most importantly, it gets you talking. LOL is replaced with the sound of real laughter, likes are replaced with genuine and meaningful compliments, and you don’t have auto-correct second-guessing your intentions.This app comes at a time when our ability to talk needs to be restored, and everyone should give it a try. The app is available on both Google Play and iTunes.Related: Controversial ‘Yelp for People’ App Now Available for Download2. AreYouInRemember the times when you met your friends at the pizza place, made plans and decided things on the spot? Now we have an app to do it. AreYouIn is where collaboration meets communication.AreYouIn really takes planning a small event or get-together to the next level. It can certainly make small conferences and meetings look more professional. The best part about the app is that you can limit the number of guests or attendees.Let’s say you want to organize a small book-reading session and have only 20 seats for the same. So instead of sending the invite to only 20 people, you can send it to all your contacts, and the event will be filled out on first come-first serve basis.It takes the headache and embarrassment out of event planning and makes it incredibly simple. Plus, they are coming with a in-built chat feature to make communication easier. The app is available on iTunes as well as Google Play but, due to the nature of the app, it is not available for the iPad.3. RoundsRounds is not just another video-chat app. It is so much more than that! For instance, it has a videoconferencing facility, group video-chat rooms and really funny chat effects that add to the fun of chit-chatting with friends.The best part is, it allows you to share and watch YouTube videos with others. This can feel like going to a movie with friends or tuning in to a webinar with colleagues, so all of you are on the same page.Rounds also has a karaoke feature, which I haven’t used so far, but am sure will be fun.The app is loaded with features like games, image editing and so much more that it replaces the need for many other apps. Rounds has more than 350,000 downloads and a 4.2 rating on Google Play. It is also available on iTunes.I can’t stress enough the importance of coming out of our collective shells and talking. Raise your head, take your eyes off the screen, drink a glass of water clear your throat and talk.Related: Grab a Margarita on a Wednesday Night With Your Spouse, Friend or Co-Worker. It’ll Work Wonders.These three apps are the next best thing to face-to-face conversations. These apps are basically technologically non-intrusive. As a result, they do not hamper your ability to communicate and express. On the contrary, they can help you get better at interacting and planning. If you are seeking some real talking minus the emojis, GIFs and all that fluff, try out these apps now. March 17, 2016center_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more