The Fish and Wildlife Service describes the stamp program as a successful conservation vehicle. About 1.5 million duck stamps are sold each year and, as of 2019, they have generated more than $1.1 billion for the preservation of over six million acres of waterfowl habitat, said Aurelia Skipwith, the director of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
“The Trump administration has prioritized protecting our wildlife and their habitats and provided access to some of the most spectacular places available for hunting, fishing, bird-watching, hiking and other outdoor activities,” she said.
After the rule was proposed in January, 708 public comments on the wildlife service’s website included concerns that a mandatory hunting theme “was divisive” and would jeopardize the stamp’s appeal to people who don’t hunt. But the service said that the dominant feature of each stamp would still be required to be a duck or group of ducks, rather than the
The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has condemned a “crass” advertising campaign which suggested a ballet dancer could “reboot” their career by moving into cyber security.
The advert, part of the government’s Cyber First campaign, featured a young dancer tying up her ballet pumps alongside the caption: “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet).”
It adds the slogan: “Rethink. Reskill. Reboot.”
The poster, one of a series which featured people from a variety of other professions, was heavily criticised on social media, prompting the intervention from Dowden.
The government has been approached for more information about when the campaign launched.
Among the critics was the singer Darren Hayes, who posted on Twitter: “Stick with your dreams, don’t listen to this shit campaign written by people who, when not working, turn to the arts – music, tv, film, theatre, dance, photography, etc etc for joy. Making
Special Courts and their Plight
Special Courts are up to their necks deep in corporate fraud cases with serious offenses. In this mess of serious offenses, many routine procedural errors and lapses are piling onto the pending cases and cluttering the justice system for corporates. In a pursuit, to “de-clog” the system, a 10-man government-appointed committee chaired by Mr. Injeti Srinivas are looking to bring about radical changes by restructuring corporate offenses. This attempt also comes as part of larger efforts by the government to enhance the Ease of Doing Business and improving ROC compliances. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has also made brilliant strides to promote faster company registration procedures with One-Day Company Incorporation with SPICe.One outstanding and radical change the panel suggests is the appointment of an in-house adjudication system to facilitate freeing up the workload on the special courts.
Restructuring Corporate Justice
It is clear that the … Read More