888 scraps dividend after World Cup hits poker

first_img Share 888 scraps dividend after World Cup hits poker John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Tuesday 31 August 2010 3:16 am More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Online gaming firm 888 scrapped its dividend, preserving cash to pay for acquisitions after the weak economy and World Cup sapped appetite for poker games and hit first half profit.“In order to continue investing for future growth, and to support potential acquisitions, the board has decided not to declare an interim dividend,” Chief Executive Gigi Levy said, adding that he saw “significant opportunities” for M&A activity.The company said that first half adjusted pretax profit fell 44 perc ent to $8.4m (£5.4m) from $14.9ma year earlier, saying the World Cup in June had exacerbated a broader, industry-wide decline in online poker playing.It also pointed to adverse currency movements and said the benefits of a cost cutting programme would only be felt during the second half of the year.“Trading in August has been significantly stronger than in July, with a double digit daily revenue increase especially in casino and poker,” 888 said in a statement. “Poker has seen an increase of more than 15 percent in revenue in August.” Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bonus pots to be unveiled this week

first_img BANKERS at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley will this week discover how much they will earn in bonuses.JP Morgan has already announced it will pay a total of $9.7bn (£6.1bn) in staff bonuses – a four per cent increase on last year. Individual bankers will be told how much they will receive on Wednesday.Goldman is expected to unveil its bonus payments tomorrow and Morgan Stanley will hold meetings with bankers throughout the week.The total bonus pool expected in the UK is around £7bn.The government is not now expected to levy a further bonus tax after last year’s one. It is discussing how to get agreements with the retail banks in the UK to raise lending. Bonus pots to be unveiled this week whatsapp KCS-content Share whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Sunday 16 January 2011 10:55 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sky may lose out in Pub TV football case

first_img Tags: NULL Thursday 3 February 2011 8:06 pm More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org THE Premier League’s battle with a Portsmouth-based publican suffered a major setback yesterday. A senior advocate from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) threw her weight behind landlady Karen Murphy in a landmark case, paving the way for a decision that could change the landscape of sports distribution rights in Europe and cost Sky £70m a year.Football’s governing body had attempted to clamp down on Murphy after it discovered she was using a Greek TV decoder to screen matches in The Red, White and Blue pub.Murphy fought the case, arguing that restricting broadcast rights to a single territory contravened European trade laws. Yesterday the advocate general in Europe’s highest court gave her opinion that Murphy was within her rights to use the foreign decoder.Juliane Kokott’s position does not guarantee the ruling will go against the Premier League – but the advocate general’s opinion can be indicative of the court’s thinking.An ECJ judge will make a final ruling in several month’s time.If the ruling goes in Murphy’s favour, rights holders including the Premier League and movie studios would be forced to negotiate a single deal across Europe.Analysts estimate Sky could lose around £70m of the £200m it generates through pub licences for sport. Sky declined to comment yesterday.A Premier League spokesman said: “We would hope that when the ECJ comes to its judgement the current European law, framed to help promote, celebrate and develop the cultural differences within the EU, is upheld. Broadcasters’ clear preference is to acquire exclusive rights within their own territory only and to use those rights to create services which satisfy the cultural preferences of their viewers.” Graham Shear, legal partner with BLP, said: “There is still a long way to go, but the pub industry can consider itself ahead at half time. If they do rule in favour of Murphy, it will signal the end of the multi-million pound country-specific broadcasting deals that have made the English game so rich.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Ads Sharecenter_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sky may lose out in Pub TV football case last_img read more

Enlabs launches Optibet-branded sportsbook in Lithuania

first_imgCasino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Enlabs launches Optibet-branded sportsbook in EstoniaEntertainment Laboratories (Enlabs) has launched an online sportsbook for its Optibet brand in the regulated Lithuanian market, as well as rolling out an Evolution Gaming-powered live casino offering in Estonia.The Nasdaq First North-listed operator explained that the roll-out of online betting was another step “towards becoming the biggest and best operator in Lithuania”. The product, which was developed in-house, will create more opportunities for customer acquisition, increased revenue and an improved profit margin, it said.It also complements its retail betting offering. Lithuanian gaming regulations state that operators must maintain a land-based presence to launch online, and Enlabs currently operates 21 betting shops under the Optibet brand.The operator’s chief commercial officer Miko Salo described the online sportsbook launch as “a very important milestone” for Optibet.“Lithuania is the market where we see the greatest growth potential in the whole [Baltic] region,” he explained. “The fact that we can now deliver a broader product portfolio gives us great opportunities to accelerate our growth.“We have clear indications of high demand for betting in Lithuania which makes me optimistic about the future.”Enlabs president and chief executive Robert Andersson said the roll-out was a step towards the operator’s ambition of being the biggest operator in the Baltics.“It demonstrates the strength we have throughout the organisation, but above all it proves our technical expertise when we now launch a newly developed betting product on our new dynamic platform,” Andersson explained. “This means that the new platform will become an even more competitive product, which in the long run will lead to significant efficiency gains throughout the organisation.”In related news, the operator has added a live casino product to its Optibet-branded offering in Estonia. Enlabs described the launch as the first stage of a new, long-term partnership with Evolution Gaming.Head of product Chris Davis described the move into live casino as a big opportunity for the business.“Live casino has become a popular product and the fact that Evolution Gaming is the market leader in this vertical, we have no doubt that this partnership will generate continued growth for what is already our fastest growing brand,” he explained.“The Evolution Gaming integration is part of a larger focus on the live casino vertical,” Davis continued. “To compliment this new provider arrival, we have also revamped our live casino lobby and have improved our promotional capabilities.”Andersson added: “With this, we have delivered on all our launch plans for Q2 and will continue our plans for Q3 and Q4. On top of many minor launches and updates we have now also delivered [affiliate site] BestCasino for the US, the new betting product in Lithuania, poker and now Evolution Gaming in Estonia.“All this sets us up for a strong finish to the year and further strengthens our position as the most competitive operator in the Baltics and beyond.” Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Enlabs launches Optibet-branded sportsbook in Lithuania AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Baltics Estonia Lithuania Enlabs launches Optibet-branded sportsbook in EstoniaEntertainment Laboratories (Enlabs) has launched an online sportsbook for its Optibet brand in the regulated Lithuanian market, as well as rolling out an Evolution Gaming-powered live casino offering in Estonia. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address 5th July 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

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House in Pirque / 332 Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/168272/house-in-pirque-332-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/168272/house-in-pirque-332-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Architects: 332 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project House in Pirque / 332 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Pirque / 332 Arquitectos Chile Save this picture!© Fran Parente+ 24 Share Projects Photographs “COPY” 2007 House in Pirque / 332 Arquitectos Year:  Area:  69 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Pirque, Chile Photographs:  Fran Parente Text description provided by the architects. The house is situated on a long and narrow plot, 16,5 meters wide by 80 meters long, on a hill oriented to the north, offering great views of the Maipo river. Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe owners started with a pretty clear idea of how the project should be positioned on the site. The house was built next to a little flat area that had to remain a patio. With this as a starting point, the assignment was to design a holiday house for the young couple and their kid. The interior is considered a the shelter that enables the family to enjoy the natural landscape and outdoor lunches on weekends. Save this picture!© Fran ParenteWith this in mind, we developed a house that adapts to the slope of the site in three levels, organizing the program in a continuous space with no internal partitions. This approach embraces the cabin character desired by the owners and expanding the spatial feeling of the small dimensions of the house. There’s no specific function for each space, keeping its casual style and flexibility that allows for many guests or for a more private experience. On the other hand, all the roofs are decks that extend the patio and the interiors beyond the house. Save this picture!SectionsThe structure is a combination between retaining walls against the hill and wood construction on the volumes separated from it. Pine wood was used as inside and outside covering and recycled oak lumber for windows and furniture. The difficulty of the site and the short budget available, allowed for very creative solutions.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteProject gallerySee allShow lessPolymorphic / Columbia University GSAPPArticles’Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment’ ExhibitionArticles Share CopyAbout this office332 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesPirqueChilePublished on September 13, 2011Cite: “House in Pirque / 332 Arquitectos” 13 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

La Cañada Flintridge Anti-Crime Drive Yields Several Arrests

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty latest #1 La Cañada Flintridge Anti-Crime Drive Yields Several Arrests Published on Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 7:31 pm Members of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and outside resources of the Department conducted anti-crime drive Tuesday, particularly to press the police’s efforts to combat burglary, yielded multiple arrests, including possessions of marijuana, pornography, syringes, and a warrant for fare evasion.The operation also resulted to the arrest of one parolee in possession of a gun.According to the city government of La Canada Flintridge, the operation was carried out by theLos Angeles County Sheriff’s Community Oriented Policing Bureau deputies, in conjunction with station Volunteers On Patrol and other station deputies.In all, the police have made 13 arrests connected with local residential burglaries and property recovered and returned to their rightful owners. One suspect was arrested and held this Tuesday night by LAPD Foothill Division for a recent La Canada Flintridge residential burglary with most all the property taken in the burglary, including credit cards, gift cards, Rolex watch, and a jewelry box.The LA County Sherriff posted on its website, “What we have found, during many of our investigations, is that criminals identified and arrested do not reside in the Crescenta Valley Station area, but rather come to the community to commit the crime. We are asking if you see people acting suspiciously, please call (818) 248-3464 and if it appears to be an emergency situation, we ask that the community to call “911.”The Sheriff’s Department said they been successful in the past in stopping criminality because of their partnership with the community. But the police admitted they cannot do their job without citizens’ help.“Realizing this we have reached out to the community and created a burglary prevention video to educate our community on burglary prevention. This video has been posted on the La Canada Flintridge public website and shown on the local cable television channel,” it added.The La Canada Flintridge City Council and staff have been supportive in a collaborative effort with Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Mayor Stephen Del Guercio of La Canada Flintridge said, “Mark Alexander, our City Manager, and I, along with other members of the council, have worked directly with CV Station management to protect our community, specifically in the area of burglary prevention. I have seen their dedication, concern, and enthusiasm to combat this problem. I urge residents to follow the station’s direction to call when they see suspicious persons or activities.” More Cool Stuff Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

“Petitioners Should Wait For A Response After Making Representation To Authorities Before Filing PILs”: Orissa High Court

first_imgNews Updates”Petitioners Should Wait For A Response After Making Representation To Authorities Before Filing PILs”: Orissa High Court Sparsh Upadhyay2 April 2021 9:51 PMShare This – xNoting that in a large number of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) matters, the petitioners are filing writ petitions soon after making a representation without waiting for a response, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday (30th March) disposed of a Writ Petition asking the petitioner to at least give a two months’ time to the Opposite Parties to take a decision on his representation.The Bench…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?LoginNoting that in a large number of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) matters, the petitioners are filing writ petitions soon after making a representation without waiting for a response, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday (30th March) disposed of a Writ Petition asking the petitioner to at least give a two months’ time to the Opposite Parties to take a decision on his representation.The Bench of Chief Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice B. P. Routray was hearing the plea of a petitioner who made a representation on 5th February 2021, to the Opposite Parties,  however, he filed the present writ petition on 9th February 2021, i.e. four days thereafter.The Petitioner was objecting to the construction of a building over forest land in Pallahara, District-Angul. According to him, none of the present members of Bana Surakhya Samiti of Saharagurujang are supporting him and thus, he made a representation to Collector, Angul.Importantly, the Court referred to Rule 8 of the Orissa High Court Public Interest Litigation Rules, 2010 (2010 Rules), which reads thus: “8. Before filing a PIL, the Petitioner must send a representation to the authorities concerned for taking remedial action, akin to what is postulated in Section 80 CPC. Details of such representation and reply, if any, from the authority concerned along with copies thereof must be filed with the petition. However, in urgent cases where making of representation and waiting for response would cause irreparable injury or damage, petition can be filed straightway by giving prior notice of filing to the authorities concerned and/or their counsel, if any.”In view of Rule 8, the Court observed that if the representation (made to authorities) is “akin to what is postulated in Section 80 CPC”, the Petitioner should at least give two months’ time to the Opposite Parties to take a decision thereon.Further, the Court stressed that as per rule 8 of 2010 Rules states, only in very urgent cases where the making of a representation and waiting for a response “would cause irreparable injury or damage, a petition can be filed straightway by giving prior notice.”However, the Court did add that if the matter is serious, then the Petitioner should send at least one reminder within the said two months.Turning to the case in hand, the Court remarked,”It is not conceivable that the Opposite Parties would be able to examine the representation and take a decision thereon within such a short period.”Lastly, the Court left it open to the Petitioner to first comply with the requirements, and if the cause of action still survives, to file a fresh petition in accordance with the law.Case title – Madan Mohan Sahu v. Collector, Angul and others [W.P.(C) No.5327 of 2021]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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