Uk Authorities Clear Ramdev After Second Round Of Questioning
Ramdev arrived at Heathrow Airport this evening with British Indian MP Keith Vaz to meet the chief immigration officer. The immigration officer later gave Ramdev leave to enter the UK lawfully and carry on with his programmes. Emerging from the nearly 20-minute meeting, Ramdev claimed the Indian government may have had a hand in his detention. “I’m sad to say that our government did not support us. I’ll wait for all the details but what happened indicates that the UK authorities may have been misguided by the Indian government. I believe a red alert was attached to my name,” Ramdev said. UK authorities clear Ramdev after second round of questioning Earlier, the yoga guru told reporters he had “never done anything unethical or wrong”. He said, “I have been travelling to the UK and the US for eight years and I have never been treated the way I have been treated this time. “Since Friday, I have been asking the UK officials to tell me what my fault is,” he said. Ramdev further said he had followed all rules and visa conditions of the British government. “I would only expect that the way we respect the UK, they will show India and Indians the same respect. I’ll accept whatever they decide.” He is in Britain to chair a series of ‘yoga shivirs’ and talks organised by the Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust. The UK Home Office refused to comment on what it described as an individual’s questioning over immigration issues.
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At that time, Jamal Mashburn was the Kentucky star with teammates like moons reflecting his light. Although his high school career was incandescent, Farmer made 41.5 percent of his shots and averaged 7.6 points for UK. Both are the most modest career numbers posted by any of the four “Unforgettables” (Sean Woods, Deron Feldhaus, John Pelphrey and Farmer). Among that foursome, Farmer also had the lowest career average of minutes (17.4), starts (27) and assists (184). At the time, UK described Farmer’s contributions in less-than-stellar terms. The 1992-93 media guide recalled him as a “popular player who worked his way into the starting lineup and started the last 18 games (of his senior season of 1991-92).” But when celebrity is weighed into the consideration for a star label, then Farmer was luminous. Many UK fans considered him an enduring one-of-us icon, He first was an irresistible David-versus-Goliath figure for Clay County High. Forever after, like Pele, Madonna, LeBron and a few other figures, he could be identified with one name: Richie. A story by The Associated Press reported that “a once-beloved University of Kentucky basketball star” pleaded guilty to two counts of misappropriating government resources while overseeing the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Farmer faces a sentence of up 27 months in prison and payment of $120,500 in restitution. While “once-beloved UK basketball player” seems an ahhh-just-right description of Farmer at UK, his star power is impossible to deny.
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They are not likely to be the last. Reports suggest the Serious Fraud Office and the City of London police, the agencies responsible for enforcing the law, are investigating up to 25 additional cases. Just as Bribery Act enforcement begins to hit its stride, the government is preparing to provide prosecutors with new tools: deferred prosecution agreements and sentencing guidelines. Both new mechanisms are intended to will provide greater clarity and predictability in future prosecutions. Deferred prosecution agreements allow companies to admit wrongdoing as part of a negotiation to suspend a criminal investigation. Such agreements are common in the US enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the US experience will serve as a model for the UK approach. The details are still being ironed out, but the a draft of the code conveys the basics: any company that enters into such an agreement must still pay a hefty fine, implement tough compliance measures, and agree to external monitoring of compliance efforts. Should a company fail to sufficiently implement the compliance measures, the suspension will be lifted and the prosecution for the original offense will proceed. Moreover, deferred prosecution agreements may not be offered to all companies, depending on the severity of the offense and the promptness of the companys disclosure. The Crime and Courts Actthe law that will allow for deferred prosecution agreementsis expected to take effect in February of next year. When it does, it will reduce the number of lengthy investigations that prosecutors must conduct, and it will provide companies that have erred a chance to make a clean break from past malpractice while avoiding the most severe penalties. As for those penalties, in June the UK Sentencing Council issued a draft set of guidelines for sentencing individuals and companies convicted of fraud, bribery and money laundering. The guidelines include a three-tiered rating system for determining an offenders level of culpability.
As a result, per The Guardian : The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has contacted people turned down for compensation last year to explain that, after a review of fresh evidence, it now accepts the vaccine can cause the condition. The move leaves the government open to compensation claims from around 100 people in Britain, and substantial legal fees if a group action drawn up by solicitors is successful. According to the Guardian, heres why the UK is taking this step: The government U-turn follows a major study of four- to 18-year-olds by the Health Protection Agency which found that around one in every 55,000 jabs was associated with narcolepsy. A spokesman for (vaccine maker) GSK said it had details of around 900 people from 14 countries who had narcolepsy and were vaccinated. Emphasis mine. Its a good example of drawing new conclusions based on new information, otherwise known as the appropriate conduct of science, and then doing the right thing. A total of 100 people among 6 million who received this vaccination in the UK developed narcolepsy, for an adverse event rate of 0.0017%. The death rate from the swine flu in the UK was 0.026% . Put another way, 26 of every 100,000 people who had the flu died; 1.67 people of every 100,000 (1 in every 55,000 according to the study) receiving the vaccine developed narcolepsy. In addition, the vaccine in question evidently was given to groups at high risk for adverse events from contracting the swine flu. The Pandemrix vaccine is no longer in use and was applied for that specific pandemic.