Dark Vortex by Yggdrasil

first_img Dark Vortex by Yggdrasil Topics: Casino & games Slots Casino & games 30th October 2018 | By Aaron Noy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Companies: Yggdrasilcenter_img Yggdrasil’s new slot, Dark Vortex, delivers unique features and launches just in time for operators’ Halloween campaigns. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Yggdrasil’s new slot, Dark Vortex, delivers unique features and launches just in time for operators’ Halloween campaigns.In Dark Vortex, players aim to open a portal to the netherworld and enter a land full of monstrous wins. The humorous take on the Lovecraftian universe features stacked wilds and 3,125 ways to win, as well as the titular vortex which offers taller reels and provides a gateway the biggest prizes.You can play a demo of the game here! Email Addresslast_img read more

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PointsBet signs latest Michigan deal with Detroit Red Wings

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The deal will see the Sport & Social sports bar at the Red Wings’ Little Caesars Arena renamed the PointsBet Sports Bar. PointsBet signage will also appear around the outside of the rink and PointsBet ads will appear on the Red Wings’ digital platforms and radio network. Regions: US Michigan Tags: PointsBet Detroit Red Wings PointsBet signs latest Michigan deal with Detroit Red Wings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America Online betting operator PointsBet has agreed a multi-year deal with National Hockey League (NHL) franchise the Detroit Red Wings, its second deal with a Michigan-based team in the space of a week.center_img The PointsBet Sports Bar will include televisions and screens showing live betting odds, as well as a series of special gaming promotions. “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with the Ilitch organization and announce this partnership with the Detroit Red Wings, a very proud and storied NHL franchise with an extremely passionate fanbase,” Johnny Aitken, chief executive of PointsBet USA, said. 12th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Uncategorized Email Address Uncategorizedlast_img read more

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Brexit a key concern for charities, CAF Charity Landscape report shows

first_imgBrexit a key concern for charities, CAF Charity Landscape report shows AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31  317 total views,  2 views today  318 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 Melanie May | 8 April 2019 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Research / statistics The majority of charities saw demand for their services rise over the last 12 months with generating more income remaining the top challenge for charity leaders, and many fearing that Brexit will have a negative effect on their organisation, according to a new report from Charities Aid Foundation.CAF’s latest Charity Landscape report, released today, asked leaders in the charity industry about about the political and social landscape they are operating in. It found that 83% saw demand for services increase with 86% expecting this to continue over the next 12 months, and 92% also believing that they will be expected to fill gaps in public services provision going forward.However, generating more income continues to be the top challenge for 59% of charity leaders (62% in 2017), followed by meeting demand for services (unchanged at 33%) and reduction in public/government funding (32% and 29% in 2017)63% also felt that Brexit will have a negative effect on their charity, with 37% believing donations will fall as a result.In addition, only 21% of charity leaders feel that over the next five years, government will value charities for their advocacy role and ability to offer constructive challenge, instead tending to see them as service providers. 59% also believe that over the next five years government will view charities as a nuisance for criticising their policies.Other findings from the report show that there is also still work to be done in terms of demonstrating impact to the public:Nearly six in 10 (59%) of charity leaders think that the sector has been badly impacted by recent negative media storiesJust over a third (35%) thinks that charities are good at demonstrating their impact to the publicAround seven in 10 also agree that most people do not understand the importance of charities to public lifeSusan Pinkney, Head of Research at the Charities Aid Foundation comments:“All organisations are operating in a difficult political and social landscape at the moment; the charity sector is no exception to this.“Charity leaders have spoken with a united and clear voice, emphasising several key points. They are fearful of the impact that Brexit will have, for example on staff retention and the ongoing funding that allows them to provide services for those who need them.“Despite this, there are reasons to be optimistic. 87% of charity leaders are investing in technological innovation in order to meet the evolving needs of their beneficiaries, reflecting a strong desire to plan ahead for the future.” Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Charlotte uprising forces release of killer cop videos

first_imgThe truly heroic forces of the Charlotte Uprising have carried out a great struggle to get justice for Keith Lamont Scott, who was murdered in cold blood by the cops on Sept. 20 while waiting in his car for his son to come home from school. Now they are also fighting for freedom for Rayquan Borum, who has been framed up for the police killing of Justin Carr during the rebellion. Eyewitnesses say that the rubber bullet that killed Carr was fired by the police. Only the police have rubber bullets.In the course of the righteous rebellion, the Uprising has pushed back the cops and established an important precedent that the movement should study and try to follow. They have carried their rebellion to the commercial and financial centers of Charlotte, the Wall Street of the South.For example, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Duke Energy, the real ruling class of North Carolina, were forced to tell their workers to stay home for several days.Taking it to the ruling classThe commercial EpiCenter, which houses businesses, a major hotel, restaurants and bars, was invaded and business has fallen way off. There were major cancellations at large hotels. The Westin Hotel had three large groups cancel, losing several 4,000-room nights of business. The Aria Tuscan Grill restaurant had 300 reservations on a Friday night and none of them showed up.According to the owner of the Aria Tuscan Grill and City Smoke, “I remember 9/11 vividly, and remember thinking that was the worst. This event is even bigger.” (Charlotte Observer, “Unrest ‘huge blow’ to uptown hospitality industry,” Sept. 28) There was also damage to Walmart, the Omni Hotel, the Hyatt, the Charlotte Convention Center and an office tower near the NASCAR Hall of Fame. There were boarded-up stores in both downtown and uptown.Demonstrators blocked interstate highways I-77, I-85 and I-277, all of which are important access routes to the commercial districts. The police had to shut down I-277 for several hours.The Carolina Panthers game on Sept. 25 was the most undersold game in two years. With tickets costing $120 each, much revenue was undoubtedly lost.Police do 180 on videosThe protesters’ victory so far has been to force an adamant police chief and the mayor to release police videos of the shooting. The police initially refused to release them.Police Chief Kerr Putney spoke the day after the killing. With Mayor Jennifer Roberts by his side, he firmly refused to release any videos on the grounds that they were part of an ongoing investigation.Putney started litigating the case in public right away, declaring that Scott got out of his car with a gun and pointed it at the police.The next day, as the rebellion grew, Putney said that even if the videos didn’t show Scott with a gun, the cops found a gun. Later they said they found an ankle holster. Of course “dropping a gun” is standard police operation when they want to cover up a killing or frame up someone. One video also shows the cops yelling at Scott, “Drop the gun.” But the police knew full well that the dash cam was on them and they acted out their lines accordingly.A day later Putney said the cops would release the videos when there was a good reason to.And finally, in the wake of the movement’s calls for his resignation, Putney totally reversed course on Sept. 24 and said he would release the videos.So far the police have released partial videos; they are due to release much more video. This victory is going to put pressure on police departments across the country to release videos of police shootings. And it was done in a matter of days.This is no small accomplishment. In Chicago the movement could not get the release of the video of Laquan McDonald’s murder for 14 months, and it was only released after a court order based on a lawsuit by a reporter.Taking on state by pressuring ruling classAt the present time, the movement against racist police killings and brutality does not have the force to take on the state directly. The local police are militarized, as are the state police and the National Guard. The state can only be pushed back indirectly, by interfering with the sales and profits of the banks, big business, and medium and small businesses. Because the cops are, in the end, only the servants of business, it is the capitalist ruling class that can be forced to tell their servants to pull back.Of course, the ruling class is secretly behind the new wave of repression being brought against the Uprising — including hundreds arrested, new warrants for organizers and the frame-ups of key people. It is quite expected that the ruling class will strike back with repression. But no matter what, the victory has already been accomplished and cannot be erased. And the repression must be fought, not just by the Charlotte movement, but also by people from the entire country in the struggle for Black lives.Displaying extraordinary heroism and determination, the Uprising refused to be intimidated by a massive show of force. Hundreds of cops in riot gear, showering rubber bullets and tear gas, and wielding clubs, could not drive the demonstrators off the streets.The Uprising defied a state of emergency declared by the governor and curfews by the local government. The activists came back, day after day, night after night. While they could not defeat the state outright, they also refused to be intimidated. They pushed up against the cops, the Guard and the state police. And they stayed in the streets.This struggle has illuminated the relationship between the bosses and the cops. That alone is an accomplishment. Of course, there still has to be the indictment, the trial and the conviction of the cops involved. That is a much larger struggle. But the Uprising has shown the great potential of a truly grassroots rebellion.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Freelance reporter jailed in New York may soon be released

first_img News News News Reporters Without Borders has learned that a prison term is not being sought for freelance photographer Jason Nicholas. His lawyer, Wylie Stecklow, stated yesterday: “While the Department of Parole was seeking 12 months incarceration, all of the letters submitted in support of Jason and the testimonies of the rehabilitation that Jason has made, swayed the Court to recommend revoke and restore.” Revoke and restore indicates that Nicholas’s parole was initially revoked but will be immediately restored. He will be released back to supervised parole. This recommendation will now be reviewed by the Parole Board. If three members agree, Nicholas will be released in the coming weeks. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Department of Parole’s decision : “Both the judge and the Department seem to understand the specifics of this case and the fact that Jason Nicholas’s successful rehabilitation should not be jeopardized neither by a technicality linked to his parole’s conditions nor by pending charges linked to an abusive arrest while he was performing his job as a reporter.”The press freedom organization is asking that the City of St.Paul drop the Obstruction of Legal Process charges placed against Mr. Nicholas after the mass arrests that occurred at Republican National Convention. Most charges against other journalists in St.Paul have already been dropped. —————13.10.08 – Journalist arrested during Republican National Convention faces over one year in prison for parole violationReporters Without Borders is asking for the judge to show clemency for journalist Jason Nicholas, independent photographer for the New York Post, currently in jail in Rikers Island, NY for parole violation. Jason Nicholas is scheduled for another parole hearing in front of an administrative judge on October 15th. He was one of over 40 journalists arrested while covering the Republican National Convention on September 1st. While most charges against other journalists in St.Paul have been dropped, Mr. Nicholas has not yet been cleared of obstruction to the legal process.”These pending charges are hurting his chances of being restored to parole” commented his lawyer Wylie Stecklow. “Jason is a remarkable example of successful rehabilitation. He did not break his parole with any intention to commit a criminal act. He was at the Convention working, which is actually a positive thing. The violation should be seen as a technical one and the penalty should reflect that. Otherwise, the publics’ faith in the true integrity of the correctional and parole systems would be jeopardized. “”The fact that Jason Nicholas didn’t have the appropriate paperwork to travel to another state is not a sufficient reason to send him to jail. To be able to carry out his work, a journalist needs to be able to travel freely. At the end of the day, it is absurd that Jason Nicholas would be imprisoned for the very activity that confirms its full reintegration to society” stated Reporters Without Borders.The international press freedom organization has written to the administrative judge presiding over Mr. Nicholas’ s case asking that the charges in Minnesota not influence his decision and that the journalist be released: “Jason should not have been arrested for simply doing his job. We have denounced the arrests of reporters in Minneapolis as overzealous and abusive. The fact that Jason Nicholas has not been cleared as the other reporters were is incomprehensible and unfair” said the press freedom organization “While we do understand that there must be repercussions to any parole contravention, we believe that in this case the penalty should fit the violation.”Mr. Nicholas, who has already spent more than 4 weeks in prison, faces up to 14 months in prison. Organisation News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas RSF_en to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists October 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freelance reporter jailed in New York may soon be released April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Three announces 30 new jobs for Customer Service Centre in Limerick

first_imgPhotographed at the announcement at Three Ireland’s call centre in Limerick are Brenda Jones, Head of Business Care Three Ireland and Deirdre Ryan, CEO, Limerick Chamber.Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22Three, Ireland’s leading mobile data network, has announced 30 news jobs for its Customer Service Centre in the National Technology Park in Limerick. The new roles will bring the total headcount at its Limerick operation to 500.Three was recently named the region’s best employer by the Limerick Chamber of Commerce and this announcement is part of its ongoing commitment to the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the announcement, Ashley Cook, CRM Director with Three said “These new roles present a great opportunity for candidates to join Limerick’s best employer and become part of a dynamic and growing team. A testament to the quality of our operation in Limerick is the long service of many of our employees, some of whom have been with us for over  20 years. This is due to a number of factors including strong learning and development opportunities, a genuine focus on wellbeing, and a competitive salary and benefits package.“Three is a leading mobile communications provider in the Irish market place with data at the centre of everything we do. We carry approx. 60% of all mobile data on our network, that’s more than all other operators combined. And we are delighted to be announcing these new roles as we expand our Customer Service Centre in Limerick.”Commenting on the announcement, Dee Ryan, CEO of Limerick Chamber of Commerce said: “I want to congratulate Three Ireland on its announcement today. We recently announced Three as the region’s best employer and these jobs further demonstrate Three’s commitment to Limerick and its employees here. Today’s announcement marks the start of what I know will be an exciting year for Limerick as we continue to work with our members throughout the county.”Three is looking for enthusiastic and experienced telesales agents to fill the permanent and full-time roles. Successful candidates will join the award-winning team in Limerick where they will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package.Potential candidates can visit careers.three.ie for more information. Applications are being accepted until 28th January. Visit here for more information. Linkedin Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleWillie wants better social welfare assessmentNext articleCouncillor “worn out” from housing issue Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSJobsLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews WhatsApp Printcenter_img Twitter Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsLocal NewsThree announces 30 new jobs for Customer Service Centre in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – January 14, 2019 3502 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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Carnegie Hall Send-Off free concert

first_img WhatsApp By admin – May 1, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2018 Education Year in Review logo wide.jpg OC employee of the year always learning Twitter Pinterest Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Oil changes for survivorsNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Failure to address mental health, drug issues in prison is costly admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Carnegie Hall Send-Off free concert Facebookcenter_img Local News Carnegie Hall Send-Off free concert 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Rea Charitable Trust has scheduled a “Carnegie Hall Send-Off” concert by The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Choir from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Lee Ave. Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Cheesy Baked Asparagus NextStay last_img read more

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Numerous complaints about unfair treatment of McGuinness on Prime Time debate

first_img Pinterest Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Numerous complaints about unfair treatment of McGuinness on Prime Time debate News Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleOmagh-based Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation to shutNext articleThornberry and Main Street incidents prove town can’t afford cut in Garda numbers News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RTÉ says it has received more than 100 complaints about Wednesday’ s Prime Time debate between the presidential candidates.Many of the phone calls and e-mails alleged that Martin McGuinness was unfairly treated by presenter Miriam O Callaghan, who asked the Sinn Féin candidate a series of questions about his IRA membership and his knowledge of the killers of Private Patrick Kelly.The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland says it would investigate. By News Highland – October 14, 2011 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota last_img read more

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British Ministry of Health to promote ‘low alcohol’ wine

first_imgNews Pinterest Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – August 16, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report British Ministry of Health to promote ‘low alcohol’ winecenter_img Facebook Previous articleDonegal based Spanish students return to the North for the first time since Omagh bombNext articleCall for ‘day of anger’ in Egypt News Highland Pinterest Twitter Irish people would be well advised to review their drinking, according to a health expert.The British Ministry of Health is promoting low alcohol wine in an effort to encourage healthier lifestyle choices and tackle alcohol-related illnesses.They are petitioning the EU to relax rules which require wine to be above 8.5 percent alcohol.In Ireland the proportion of women with advanced liver disease has substantially increased in recent years and the number of deaths from alcohol has doubled.Frank Murray, Chair of Alcohol Policy Group in Royal College of Physicians Ireland. He says everyone would be better to drink less.”The proportion of women with advanced liver disease has substantially increased” he said.”When I was a trainee 25 years ago, seeing women present with alcoholic liver disease and dying form it was very unusual; whereas now, it’s almost neck-and-neck with men”.”And it is worth saying that the number of deaths in Ireland due to liver sclerosis has doubled in the last 20 years (and) the number of deaths from liver disease due to alcohol has doubled”.”So it’s a huge problem” he added. WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

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[AGR Case] Premature For SC To Decide If Spectrum Can Be Sold; DoT Will Decide On Sale If Resolution Plan Succeeds: Salve For Jio

first_imgTop Stories[AGR Case] Premature For SC To Decide If Spectrum Can Be Sold; DoT Will Decide On Sale If Resolution Plan Succeeds: Salve For Jio Sanya Talwar19 Aug 2020 9:19 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court continued hearing the case on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues of telecom companies. Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Reliance Jio, said that spectrum is not owned by Telecom Companies and that it cannot be sold without a nod from the DoT.He argued that Spectrum can be sold only with the DoT nod, as per guidelines. “It is premature for the courts to decide if…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 continued hearing the case on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues of telecom companies. Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Reliance Jio, said that spectrum is not owned by Telecom Companies and that it cannot be sold without a nod from the DoT.He argued that Spectrum can be sold only with the DoT nod, as per guidelines. “It is premature for the courts to decide if the spectrum can be sold; the SC should not trouble itself. If the resolution plan succeeds, DoT will decide on the sale of the spectrum at that stage, let the govt decide the issue” Salve said.Salve: Spectrum is added as an asset in the balance sheets. It is the telecom company’s ownership right to USE spectrum – extremely valuable right. Right granted by govt. The Right to Use it continues. Spectrum not held under trust by companies【 𝗔𝗚𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 】Supreme Court to shortly commence the hearing on the matter pertaining to payments of Adjusted Gross Revenue (#AGR) by Telecom [email protected]_India @VodafoneIN @reliancejio @RCommCare @AirCellStructur #agrdues #AGR #agrcase— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 19, 2020 While referring to various provisions of the IBC and Guidelines Trading of Access Spectrum by Access Service Providers, Salve reiterated that it would be premature to decide if spectrum can be sold or not under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and that deciding anything in relation to the Spectrum would create a legal problem in existing transactions and financial transactions. 【 𝗔𝗚𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 】Supreme Court to shortly commence the hearing on the matter pertaining to payments of Adjusted Gross Revenue (#AGR) by Telecom [email protected]_India @VodafoneIN @reliancejio @RCommCare @AirCellStructur #agrdues #AGR #agrcase— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 19, 2020 To justify that the Spectrum shall fall under the ambit of natural resources, Salve cited U/A 143(1) Of Constitution vs Of India on 27 September, 2012, [(2012) 10 SCC 1].Salve: No one can take possession of a spectrum. Spectrum occurs. Just like no one can take possession of a river. The right to use is very different from possession. Salve concluded his arguments today and stated that he shall also file note to show that the dues have been paid by Reliance Jio.On August 18, it was informed by Senior Advocate Harish Salve that Reliance Jio had already paid Rs 195 crore AGR dues and that if there were any remaining dues, if at all, they would be paid by Jio as well.On August 14, the bench had directed the Centre, Reliance Jio and Reliance Communication’s to produce necessary documents in order to bring to light who would be liable for AGR dues of Reliance Communications. The bench also sought details of who was using the spectrum of Aircel and Videocon.On August 10, Court had sought the Centre’s response on whether Telecom Spectrum can be sold/auctioned in the insolvency proceedings faced by the telecom companies.On August 7, the Top Court had reserved orders in the plea by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) seeking to allow telecom companies to make payments of the AGR dues in a staggered fashion over 20 years.The bench had also made it clear that it shall not entertain any objections for re-assessment/ re-calculation of AGR in light of the decision passed by Top Court in October 2019 and directed Reliance Communications, Sistema, Shyam Teleservices & Videocon to submit their insolvency details within 7 days.Court noted that, in doing so it needed to ensure that the IBC was not being misused by companies in order to escape liabilities.While warning all parties to dispense with payments pertaining to public revenue as had already been directed by the Court, the Justice Arun Mishra led bench expressed reservations regarding keeping the payment of dues pending.”What is the guarantee that you will not escape? Some of you are foreign companies and may even go into liquidation. What is the security that you can give us?” Justice Mishra had asked.On June 18, the Supreme Court had directed telecom companies to submit their financial documents while considering the instant plea by the Department of Telecommunications to allow them to settle the AGR-related dues in a staggered fashion over 20 years.On June 11, it had directed the Department of Telecommunication to reconsider the claims raised on Public Sector Undertakings on the basis of the October 2019 verdict in the case pertaining to AGR dues of telecom companies.The bench had also observed that raising demands on PSUs on the strength of AGR verdict was uncalled for. The bench pointed out that the licenses for telecos and PSUs were of different nature, as the latter was not intended at commercial exploitation.”This is an outright misuse of our verdict. You are making a demand of over 4 lac crores ! This is wholly and totally impermissible!”, Justice Mishra observed on the demands on PSUs.In March, before the commencement of the ongoing coronavirus-forced lockdown, the Department of Telecom (DoT) had moved the Supreme Court proposing staggered payment over 20 years for telecom firms to discharge their AGR dues.The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) had filed a plea in the Supreme Court for modification of the order dated October 24, 2019 vis-à-vis arriving at a formula for recovery of past dues from telecom service providers.In the instant appeal, the union had stated that even though the Court had widened the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR), leaving the three telcos, i.e. Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices, collectively facing more than INR1.02 lakh crore in additional licence fees, spectrum usage charges (SUC), penalties and interest, it is imperative that the proposal for mode for recovery is approved.However, on March 18, Supreme Court lashed out at the Centre and telecom companies for doing self-assessment or reassessment of the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues fixed by the apex court in its verdict.In April, the Supreme Court had rejected pleas by Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices seeking review of the October 24 verdict that widened the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR).Next Storylast_img read more

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