Nation Media Group Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Nation Media Group Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 3rd May 2021, is US$2.84M (KES307.59M). An average of US$236.39K (KES25.63M) per month.Nation Media Group Limited Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Cookies and Milk with a Cop this morning

first_img Take your children/grandchildren to the North Orange Library in Apopka this orning at 10:30 AM to meet Apopka police officers for cookies and milk and stories read by an APD officer. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative way. Sponsored by North Orange Library, Apopka Police Department, and Apopka McDonald’s on Main Street.The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous article‘Race and Change’ author coming to Apopka for Black History MonthNext articleHUD awards Homeless Services Network $7.5 million Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Casa Villaggio / Sacha Zanin

first_img Projects ArchDaily Area:  302 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Brazil Casa Villaggio / Sacha ZaninSave this projectSaveCasa Villaggio / Sacha Zanin “COPY” Copy•Erechim, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Beaulieu, Jacuzzi, Abalux, Accord, Aluíta, Andreetta, Arteforma, Atlântico, Audioeletro, Bella, Bem Estar Móveis, Brasgips, Brastelha, Carbometal, Carvalho Acabamentos, Century, Ceusa, Conceptu, Continental, Coral, +11Creston, De Bett, Deca, Pavermax, Perfiaço, Persilux, Pezzi, Plagesso, Portinari, Tigre, porcebras-11Engineering:Paulo Roberto Xavier (Concrete Structure), Francisco Luis Volpato (Steel Structure), Fernando Luis Tartari Peres (Electric).Contractor:Sacha Zanin IncorporaçãoCity:ErechimCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. Home in a residential neighborhood in the city of Erechim, located in the northern region of RS state, 390 km from the capital Porto Alegre.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiCreated to functionally accommodate the lifestyle of a couple, the design of the Villaggio House was conceived with well-defined conditions: to preserve the topography and the woods, to be used as an area of leisure, contemplation, privacy, and integration with nature, and to be easily accessible, keeping it to one level without any stairs.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThus, the main house was located on an area of elevated terrain, out of the woods and distant from contact with the street, in a position of topographic declivity. The reception room was placed opposite the house with the woods in between. The woods, besides an area for leisure and contemplation, sets an element of privacy and coolness.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe solution found was the use of a metal structure. The house is a large platform above the land slope, like a tree house, with sustaining metal arms, overhanging a garden. This choice of structure opened the way for plasticity and lightness. Along with providing generous spans, the metal structure contrasts with other elements like concrete, wood and glass.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiWhen the house is open, the feeling is that the indoor and outdoor environments interconnect, rendering the size of the rooms even larger, since the integration with nature is constant.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe roofs are actual hanging gardens, shaped by beds of foliage, flowers and grass, that turn into an extension of the patio. The benefits of the roof garden are not restricted to the landscape aesthetic aspect, they influence the thermic and acoustic quality of the environment, and provide more delay time in the absorption of pluvial water on the land.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiNoteworthy in this project is that the respect to the topography of the land and to the existing nature was integrated to technology for the comfort of the dwellers. The few walls in the design are made with light elements, composed by cement plates, OSB wood panels and drywall panels filled in with rockwool sheets. The house also received an automation system, which enables control of different electronic circuits even at a distance with a mobile phone application that activates lights, security cameras or the alarm system, as well as opens shades and canopies or operates the garden watering system, all integrated within one system.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiMore than the project of a house, the aspiration was to design a place to live fully.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessAedas Wins Competition for Dragon/Phoenix-Inspired Transportation Hub in Sanya, ChinaUnbuilt ProjectWho Should Win the 2017 Pritzker Prize?Architecture News Sharecenter_img Casa Villaggio / Sacha Zanin Architects: Sacha Zanin Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 41 Share “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSacha ZaninOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesErechimBrazilPublished on December 13, 2016Cite: “Casa Villaggio / Sacha Zanin” [Casa Villaggio / Sacha Zanin] 13 Dec 2016. 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A year after Cherkasova’s murder, another journalist dies in suspicious circumstances

first_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Belarus Organisation News May 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 28, 2021 Find out more October 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A year after Cherkasova’s murder, another journalist dies in suspicious circumstances News lire en russeReporters Without Borders today said it was disturbed by the death of journalist Vassili Grodnikov of the opposition daily Narodnaya Volya whose body was found with signs of head injuries on 18 October, almost exactly a year after the murder of Veronika Cherkasova of the independent trade union Solidarnost, who very probably killed because of her work.“We are very worried by the constant harassment of journalists and news media in Belarus as the 2006 presidential election approaches,” the organisation said. “The many arrests, the banning of news media and above all the death of two journalists in one year are clear evidence of the desperate plight of press freedom in this country.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The investigations into Cherkasova’s death of 20 October 2004 and the disappearance of cameraman Dmitri Zavadski on 7 July 2000 have gone nowhere. We hope the same will not happen with the Grodnikov investigation and we call on the authorities not to rule out the possibility that he was killed because of his work.”Grodnikov’s body was found in his apartment in a suburb of Minsk with his head covered in blood. The exact circumstances of his death are still unknown but there are grounds for suspecting he was killed in connection with his work.His newspaper was forced to turn to a printer in the Russian city of Smolensk after its Belarusian printer suddenly refused on 1 October to continue printing it.Cherkasova, who was stabbed to death in her Minsk apartment, was a general reporter, covering a wide range of subjects, but she also undertook investigative work on sects and organised crime and had recently written a series of article headlined, “The KGB is still watching you.” Shortly before her murder, she had been investigating the possibility that the Belarusian government sold arms to Iraq when Saddam Hussein was in power.Right from the outset, the police investigating her murder worked on the assumption that it was a crime of passion linked to differences within the family. Her 15-year-old son, Anton Filimonov, and her father-in-law were quickly identified as suspects. On 31 January, a judge ordered a psychiatric examination of Filimonov to determine whether he was mentally disturbed at the time of his mother’s death. The order was rescinded on 9 March and then, on 18 April, the authorities said neither the son and or father-in-law were any more under suspicion. But a member of the Minsk criminal investigation department reported on 18 October that DNA tests showed that blood found at the murder scene was Filimonov’s.Cherkasova’s mother, Diana Cherkasova, told Reporters Without Borders she was surprised by this revelation just two days before the first anniversary of the murder, after the absence of any previous progress in the investigation. “This proves nothing,” she said. “My grandson is innocent. I suspect the investigators of trying to influence the media just as they were preparing to mark the first anniversary of my daughter’s death.”last_img read more

53% of Donegal County Council purchases breach purchasing procedures

first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By News Highland – August 2, 2012 Facebook Donegal County Council is preparing to tender for legal services after the issue was highlighted by the auditor who examined the authority’s accounts for last year.No major problems were uncovered, but a number of issues of concern were raised by the auditor.According to the audit, retrospective approval was received for approximately 21,000 purchase requests after the goods and services had already been received. That, the report says represents 53% of all purchase and breaches purchasing procedures.In most instances, the audit concludes, tendering procedures were appropriate. However, one area where questions have been raised is that of legal services, which apart from some roads projects and other limited instances, have not been tendered for.Responding, County Manager Seamus Neeley said in terms of goods and services, the implementation of central invoice management is imminent, and once applied, it will drive down the level of retrospective approvals.On the issue of legal fees he says considerable scoping work has been done in preparation for early tendering, with the council mindful of the need to strike a balance between unit cost and value for money.He says the work is nearing completion, and he expects tendering to begin within the next number of weeks Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Previous articleDonegal Deputy calls for Back to School allowance ahead of new school termNext articleSenator questions HSE taxi spend in light of hospital bus withdrawal News Highland Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter 53% of Donegal County Council purchases breach purchasing procedures Pinterest Newslast_img read more

Glenties the latest town to hold public meeting on rural crime against the elderly

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A public meeting is to be held in Glenties tonight (Wednesday) after a pensioner was robbed in the town last week.The meeting will take place at 8pm in the Highlands Hotel.In Glenties last week, an elderly man was beaten and robbed in his home.Gardai are investigating.Brian Carr from the Glenties Action Group is urging everyone to come out and show their support tonight:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Google+ News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Previous articleISPCA welcomes conviction of Donegal man for cruelty to animalsNext articleMajella O’Donnell says she is out the’ other side’ of cancer. News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Glenties the latest town to hold public meeting on rural crime against the elderly By News Highland – February 19, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Supreme Court Weekly Roundup [Jan 11 – Jan 17]

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Roundup [Jan 11 – Jan 17] Akshita Saxena17 Jan 2021 6:51 AMShare This – xTop Stories: 1. “We Are Extremely Disappointed At The Way Govt. Handling The Farmers Protests And Farm Laws”,Chief Justice Bobde [Rakesh Vaishnav & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.] The Chief Justice of India expressed that he was extremely disappointed at the way government is handling the matter. The Bench also observed that current negotiations between the two are not…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?LoginTop Stories: 1. “We Are Extremely Disappointed At The Way Govt. Handling The Farmers Protests And Farm Laws”,Chief Justice Bobde [Rakesh Vaishnav & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.] The Chief Justice of India expressed that he was extremely disappointed at the way government is handling the matter. The Bench also observed that current negotiations between the two are not reaping any results and the matter needs to be resolved by a Committee. “We understand from reports that the talks are breaking down because govt wants clause by clause discussion and farmers want to repeal the whole laws. So, we will stay the implementation till the committee makes discussion,” the CJI said. Also Read: ‘You Made A Law Without Enough Consultation’ : Supreme Court’s Key Observations On Farm Laws, Farmers Protests Also Read: Supreme Court Suspends Implementation Of Three farm Laws Until Further Orders 2. Farm Laws Implementation Stayed, Committee Formed For Talks, MSP To Continue- Read Summary Of Supreme Court Directions [Rakesh Vaishnav & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.] A three-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court stayed the operation of Three Farm Laws until further Orders. As per the order: (i) Implementation of three farm laws stayed; (ii)MSP system as it existed before the enactment of the laws must be continued; (iii)No farmer must be dispossessed or deprived of his title as a result of any action taken under the laws; (iv) Committee comprising Bhupinder Singh Mann, Pramod Kumar Joshi, Ashok Gulati, Anil Ghanwant constituted for the ‘purpose of listening to the grievances of farmers relating to the farm laws and views of the government to make recommendations’; (v)The Committee shall be provided a place at Delhi and Govt to bear its expenses and give it secretarial assistance; (vi)The representatives of all the farmers’ bodies, whether they are holding a protest or not and whether they support or oppose the laws SHALL participate in the deliberations of the Committee and put forth their view points’; (vii) The Committee should file the report within 2 months before the SupremeCourt. First sitting to be held within 10 days. Also Read: Supreme Court Forms Committee To Negotiate On Farm Laws With Members Supporting Farm Laws Implementation 3. ‘Khalistanis Have Infiltrated Farmers Protests’, Says Attorney General; Supreme Court Seeks Affidavit [Rakesh Vaishnav & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.] The CJI-led Bench hearing the cases against the Farm laws sought an affidavit from the Central Government on the alleged presence of banned organizations among the farmers protesting against the three farm laws, after the Attorney General submitted that “Khalistanis have infiltrated the protests”. In the affidavit filed the next day, the Central Government claimed that farmers are happy with the contentious farm laws which have sparked protests. The Affidavit goes on to state that the protest is limited to only one section of the country, and that the majority of the farmers “are not only happy with the legislations but are finding these legislations to be progressive and in their interest as substantially they are having one more option than the existing option”. Also Read: ‘Farmers Happy With Laws; Wrong Perception Created By Non-Farmer Elements’: Centre’s Affidavit In SC On Farmers Protests 4. “Protect Citizens’ Privacy Rights”: Plea In Supreme Court Challenges WhatsApp’s Updated Privacy Policy A Writ Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the new and updated privacy of WhatsApp, a messaging application owned by Facebook. The Petition filed by Confederation of All India Traders seeks issuance direction to Union Government to take all necessary steps / actions to safeguard and secure the privacy of citizens and national security by ensuring that mobile application providers such as whatsapp and other internet based messaging services do not compromise, share and/or exploit the information and data including messages, audio, video and other information of users in any manner whatsoever. 5. ‘Virtual Hearing As Good As Open Court Hearing’ : Supreme Court On Plea To Resume Physical Functioning A Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed that Virtual hearings, though forced by the global pandemic, are “as good as Open Court Hearings”. It clarified that the decision to convene Court proceedings via video conferencing is taken after extensive deliberations with medical experts. “We have been following this (VC hearing) over one year due to medical reasons…We are reviewing the situation. The decisions are taken on the basis of medical experts,” the CJI said while hearing a petition seeking resumption of physical hearings. 6. Justice UU Lalit Recuses From NLSIU Appeal Against Karnataka HC Order Quashing 25% Domicile Reservation Justice UU Lalit of the Supreme Court recused himself from a matter pertaining to an appeal filed by the State of Karnataka against aKarnataka High Court order which struck down the 25 percent domicile reservation at the National Law School of India University. Justice Lalit informed the Counsels present that he had represented a member of the governing board previously and would not be able to hear the appeal. Accordingly, the Court directed for the appeal to be listed before another Bench. 7. Supreme Court Takes Suo Moto Action On ‘Remediation Of Polluted Rivers’; To Start With Yamuna – Read Order [Delhi Jal Board v. State of Haryana & Ors.] A bench comprising Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, Justice A.S. Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian took suo moto cognizance on the issue of “remediation of polluted rivers”. It observed that one of the major causes of water pollution was the discharge of non treated/ partially treated municipal waste and effluents of various States and cities. The Court however will start with adjudicating upon the issue of Yamuna River contamination. The suo moto action came while the Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Delhi Jal Board on the requirement of urgent intervention of the Apex Court in form of directions on the Haryana Government for ceasing the discharge of untreated effluents resulting in a rise of ammonia levels in river water. According to the petitioner, the intervention is essential to avert the humanitarian crisis that the citizens of NCT of Delhi are facing. Judgments This Week: 1. Munsiff Magistrate Selection- Vacancies Attributable To 2020 Cannot Be Filled Up From The List Drawn For Previous Selection Year: SC Sets Aside Kerala HC Judgment [High Court of Kerala v. Reshma A.] A Division bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee set aside the judgment of the Kerala High Court which directed filling up of additional vacancies of Munsiff-Magistrate posts from the current rank list, over and above the notified vacancies. “Vacancies for 2020 must be allocated to candidates who are duly selected in pursuance of the recruitment process for 2020. Candidates who have ranked lower in the 2019 selection and were unable to obtain appointments cannot appropriate the vacancies of a subsequent year to themselves,” the Court observed. It further observed that, to allow the concept of probable number of vacancies in Rule 7(1) of Kerala Judicial Service Rules to trench upon future vacancies which will arise in a succeeding year would lead to a “serious constitutional infraction”. 2. Incorporation Of One-sided And Unreasonable Clauses In Apartment Buyer’s Agreement Constitutes An ‘Unfair Trade Practice’: Supreme Court [Ireo Grace Realtech Pvt. Ltd. v. Abhishek Khanna] The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee held that the incorporation of one-sided and unreasonable clauses in the Apartment Buyer’s Agreement constitutes an unfair trade practice under Section 2(1)(r) of the Consumer Protection Act. It also observed that the Developer cannot compel the apartment buyers to be bound by the one-sided contractual terms contained in the Apartment Buyer’s Agreement. The Court held thus while disposing an appeal filed by a Developer against an order passed by National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directing it to refund of the amounts deposited by the Apartment Buyers on account of the inordinate delay in completing the construction and obtaining the Occupation Certificate. 3. ‘Entirely Illegal Construction’: Supreme Court Directs Demolition Of A Hotel-cum-Restaurant Built In Forest Land In Himachal Pradesh [Himachal Pradesh Bus Stand Management and Development Authority (HPBSM&DA) v. Central Empowered Committee] The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee dismissed an appeal filed by Himachal Pradesh Bus Stand Management and Development Authority and the NGT order directing demolition of a Hotel-cum-Restaurant in the Bus Stand Complex at McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh. The bench discussed the concept of Environmental rule of law and also the role of courts in ensuring environmental protection. The court said that the environmental rule of law, at a certain level, is a facet of the concept of the rule of law. In this case, NGT had found that the Bus Stand Complex seriously disturbs the ecology of the area in which it has been constructed and also violates the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act. It directed the authority to pay a compensation of Rs. 15 lacs in terms of Sections 15 and 17 of the NGT Act; and a compensation of Rs. 10 lacs. The State of Himachal Pradesh and its Department of Tourism was directed to pay a compensation of Rs. 5 lacs each. The Tribunal had also ordered an enquiry to be conducted against the officers of the Authority. 4. Primary Agricultural Credit Society Entitled To Deduction U/s 80P Income Tax Act Even If They Give Loans To Members For Non-Agricultural Activities: Supreme Court [Mavilayi Service Cooperative Bank Ltd. v. Commissioner Of Income Tax, Calicut & Anr.] A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph held that Cooperative Societies registered as primary agricultural credit societies are entitled to deductions under section 80P(2)(a)(i) of the Income-Tax Act,even when they may also be giving loans to their members which are not related to agriculture. It thereby set aside a Full Bench judgment of the Kerala High Court which had held that such societies are not entitled to the deduction under Section 80P when loans are given to members for non-agricultural purposes. “Once it is clear that the co-operative society in question is providing credit facilities to its members, the fact that it is providing credit facilities to non-members does not disentitle the society in question from availing of the deduction”, the Court observed. 5. The Ground That Allegations Of Fraud Are Not Arbitrable Is A Wholly Archaic View, Deserves To Be Discarded: Supreme Court [N.N. Global Mercantile Pvt. Ltd v. Indo Unique Flame Ltd.] The ground that allegations of fraud are not arbitrable is a wholly archaic view, which has become obsolete, and deserves to be discarded, a Bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee observed. It observed thus while holding that the allegations of fraud with respect to the invocation of the Bank Guarantee are arbitrable, since it arises out of disputes between parties inter se, and is not in the realm of public law. If it is clear that a civil dispute involves questions of fraud, misrepresentation, etc. which can be the subject matter of a proceeding under Section 17 of the Indian Contract, 1872, and/or the tort of deceit, the mere fact that criminal proceedings can or have been instituted in respect of the same subject matter, would not lead to the conclusion that a dispute which is otherwise arbitrable, ceases to be so, the Court noted the legal position as held in many judgments including in the recent judgment in Vidya Drolia & Others v. Durga Trading Corporation. 6. ‘Consensual Affair’ Is Not A Defence Against A Charge Of Kidnapping A Minor: Supreme Court [Anversinh @ Kiransinh Fatesinh Zala v. State of Gujarat] A bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, S. Abdul Nazeer and Surya Kant observed that the a ‘consensual affair’ is not a defence against the charge of kidnapping a minor A minor girl’s infatuation with her alleged kidnapper cannot by itself be allowed as a defence, for the same would amount to surreptitiously undermining the protective essence of the offence of kidnapping, the Court said while disposing an appeal filed by one Anversinh whose conviction under Sections 363 and 366 of the Indian Penal Code was upheld by the Gujarat High Court. 7. SC Directs Reopening Of Anganwadi Centres Outside CZ, Directs To Ensure Nutritional Support To Pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers And Children [Dipika Hagatram Sahant v. Union of India & Ors.] A three-judge comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Subhash Reddy and Justice M.R. Shah directed the Union of India, States and Union Territories to reopen the anganwadi centres situated outside the containment zones, which were closed due to pandemic, to provide nutritional support to children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in accordance with the statutory requirements of National Food Security Act, 2013. The court however directed that the decision of not opening the anganwadi centres can only be taken after proper consultation of with State Disaster Management Authority in any area situated outside the containment zones. The court clarified that no anganwadi centres situated inside the containment zones shall be opened. The Court also directed the respondents to create a complaint redressal mechanism in each district to ensure the compliance of the Act. 8. Writ Jurisdiction Cannot Be Utilised By A Litigant Only To Take Chance: Supreme Court [Vellanki Frame Works v. Commercial Tax Officer] In our view, the extraordinary writ jurisdiction cannot be utilised by a litigant only to take chance and then to seek recourse to the other remedy after failing in its attempt on the basic merits of the case before the High Court”, the Supreme Court remarked while dismissing an appeal filed against the judgment passed by High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh. The bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that a litigation cannot be allowed to be unendingly kept alive at the choice of a litigant. 9. Builder’s Demand For Extra Money On Account Of Alleged Increase In Sale Area Illegal: SC Affirms NCDRC Order By Dismissing Builder’s Appeal A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud confirmed as illegal the builders’ demand of extra money beyond the contractual sale consideration on account of alleged excess sale area. It was hearing the builder’s appeal against an August, 2020 decision of the NCDRC by which the builder, citing a contractual clause which permitted them to raise additional demand if sale area increases upto 10 %, the said demand was cancelled / quashed by the NCDRC and the demand on account of excess sale area was held to be illegal and the issue was ruled in favour of the homebuyer. The builder had appealed in the Supreme Court on the issue of cancellation by the NCDRC of demand of money in the name of excess sale area and the said appeal was dismissed in limine on 12.1.2021 and thus, the NCDRC finding on excess area stands affirmed. Important Updates: 1. Whether Reservation In Promotion Can Be Granted To Persons With Disability If Their Entry Point Was Different? Supreme Court To Examine [State Of Kerala v. Leesamma Joseph] Can persons having physical disability be granted reservation in promotion if their entry point was not of a person with disability under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act? The Supreme Court will consider the issue in a Special Leave Petition filed by the State of Kerala. It has appointed Advocate Gaurav Agrawal as Amicus Curiae to assist it in determination of the legal issue. 2. Extra Chance For UPSC Candidates Under ‘Active Consideration’, Centre Tells Supreme Court A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari adjourned a plea seeking an extra chance for civil service aspirants in giving the UPSC exams on account of the difficulties that may have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court heard the submission of ASG SV Raju who sought for time as previously the Centre had stated that the issue was under “active consideration” of the Central Government and the Union Public Services Commission. The Court informed the Counsels that under no circumstances should a situation arise when the last date of filling of forms goes. Accordingly, the Bench posted the case to January 22 to await the decision of the Centre and UPSC. 3. “Rules Contradicts Section”: Supreme Court On Prevention Of Cruelty To Animal Rules 2017, Allows Impleadment Of Intervenors “Selling does not mean animal has been subjected to cruelty. Selling helps livelihood. We are talking about a situation where animals are taken away,” observed a Supreme Court Bench led by CJI SA Bobde while hearing a petition challenging the validity of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017, which allow authorities to seize vehicles used in cattle transportation and send the animals to gaushalas or cow shelters. The CJI was making objection to a provision in the impugned Rules that permit authorities to take away animals, said to be subjected to cruelty, even before conviction in the matter. During a hearing, the Chief Justice had warned that the Court will stay the Rules if the Centre does not withdraw them. “Animals, not cats and dogs, are a source of livelihood. You cannot take this away, and it is also against Section 29 of the Act. Your Rules are contradictory. You either change it or stay it”, CJI Bobde said. 4. Rtd Judge’s Plea Andhra HC Inquiry Against Alleged Conspiracy To Destabilize Judiciary: SC Asks Petitioner To File Affidavit [Justice V. Eswaraiah (Retd) v. Union of India & Ors.] A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan required Retired Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge, Justice V. Eswaraiah to file an affidavit admitting that he did enter into an alleged private phone conversation with a suspended District Munsif Magistrate of Andhra Pradesh, into which an inquiry has been ordered by the High Court. After it was alleged that the phone call disclosed a “serious conspiracy” against the High Court Chief Justice and a senior sitting Judge of the Supreme Court, the AndhraPradesh High directed an investigation by retired Supreme Court judge Justice RV Raveendran into it, against which order Justice Eswaraiah has moved the top court. 5. Whether Non-Payment Of Stamp Duty On Commercial Contract Will Invalidate Arbitration Agreement? Supreme Court Refers Issue To Constitution Bench [NN Global Mercantile Pvt. Ltd v. Indo Unique Flame Ltd.] A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee observed that non-payment of stamp duty on the commercial contract will not invalidate the arbitration agreement. Disagreeing with two earlier judgments in this regard, the bench referred the following question to the Constitution Bench. “Whether the statutory bar contained in Section 35 of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 applicable to instruments chargeable to Stamp Duty under Section 3 read with the Schedule to the Act, would also render the arbitration agreement contained in such an instrument, which is not chargeable to payment of stamp duty, as being non-existent, unenforceable, or invalid, pending payment of stamp duty on the substantive contract / instrument ?” 6. Three Lakhs Rupees Loan For Lawyers Affected By Lockdown – Supreme Court Directs SG To Convene Meeting With BCI And Other Stake Holders [In Re : Financial aid for members of bar affected by pandemic] A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to convene a meeting to discuss the proposal of bar associations for centre to arrange financial aid of 3 lakhs to struggling lawyers with bar councils/ associations standing as guarantors. It also asked the Bar Councils and Bar Associations to consider raising funds from the public, for providing financial aid to junior lawyers, who were adversely affected by the Pandemic induced lockdown. “There are people with people. We will also ask the govt. But the primary responsibility is of the bar. Govt is having the secondary responsibility. You channelize possible funds,” the CJI said while considering the suo moto PIL registered by it for considering the feasibility of providing financial aid to members of the Bar. 7. Sandalwood Drug Case- Supreme Court Adjourns Kannada Actor Ragini Dwivedi’s Plea For Bail A Bench headed by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman adjourned to next week a SLP filed by Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi, who had been arrested by the police for allegedly consuming and supplying drugs at parties and events organized by her and others, against a Karnataka High Court wherein her bail plea was dismissed. The Court heard the arguments put forth by Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra, appearing on behalf of Dwivedi, and proceeded to adjourn the matter at the request of Counsel appearing for the State. The matter will now be taken up on 19th January, 2021. 8. Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Jharkhand Speaker’s Plea Against HC Stay On Disqualification Notice To Babulal Marandi [Speaker, Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha v. Babulal Marandi & Anr.] A bench headed by the Chief Justice SA Bobde refused to entertain a special leave petition filed by the Speaker of Jharkhand assembly challenging the the stay ordered by the Jharkhand High Court on the disqualification notice served on Babulal Marandi MLA. The bench was not inclined to entertain the plea as the High Court is set to hear the writ petition filed by Marandi tomorrow. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Speaker, submitted that a writ petition challenging a notice issued by the Speaker to initiate proceedings under the tenth schedule of the Constitution for defection by a legislator is not maintainable. The CJI told Sibal that the point can be raised before the High Court. While disposing of the SLP, the bench requested the High Court to dispose of the matter ‘peremptorily’. 9. “Facing Persecution For Speaking Truth”:Supreme Court Issues Notice On Shillong Time’s Editor Patricia Mukhim’s Plea To Quash FIR A Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Indu Malhotra and Vineet Saran issued notice on a SLP filed by Patricia Mukhim, Editor of Shillong Times, against the judgement of Meghalaya High Court which had refused to quash criminal proceedings under Sections 153A, 500 and 505(c) of IPC against her. The plea submits that the Meghalaya High Court had passed an erroneous order wherein it had ignored settled precedent and declined to exercise powers vested in in under Section 482 Cr.PC. Further, by dismissing the challenge made by the Petitioner to an FIR against her by the private Respondent, the High Court was allegedly allowed “victimization, persecution, abuse of process of law and also stifling of the fundamental rights of the Petitioner under Articles 19(1)(a) and 21 of the Constitution of India”. 10. Whether Service Tax Payable By Parking Facility Operators In Malls- Supreme Court To Examine [Metropolitan Event Management v. Commissioner Of Central Excise Delhi] A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari,after hearing the submissions issued notice to the Revenue authorities and stayed a judgment of the CESTAT, which had confirmed levy of Service Tax under the head “service of management, maintenance or repair of immovable properties” on operation of parking facility provided by entities to Shopping Malls. The appellant Metropolitan Event Management (earlier known as MGF Event Management) challenged the Tribunal’s order primarily on the ground that while providing parking services to visitors is exempt, the Revenue is indirectly trying to tax an exempt service by bringing it under a head which is not applicable at all. 11. Whether Motor Accident Compensation Under Head “Love And Affection” Can Be Granted? Supreme Court To Examine [New India Assurance Co. Ltd. v. Kusum & Ors.] A bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi issued notice in a batch of special leave petitions which raised the issue whether Motor Accident Compensation under head “Love and Affection” can be granted? It noted that the Constitution Bench decision in National Insurance Company Ltd v. Pranay Sethi and Ors., 2017 (16) SCC 680, does not provide for such a head. It was further noticed that the issue is seen covered in United India Insurance Co. Ltd. vs. Satinder Kaur @ Satwinder Kaur & Ors. followed in New India Assurance Company Limited versus Somwati 2020 (9) SCC 644, wherein it has been held that compensation can be awarded only for loss of consortium, and not for loss of Love and Affection. In Somwati, it was observed that ‘loss of love and affection’ is comprehended in ‘loss of consortium’, hence, there is no justification to award compensation towards ‘loss of love and affection’ as a separate head. 12. Is Appointment Of Arbitrator By Ineligible Person Valid?Supreme Court Refers Issue To Larger Bench [Union of India v. M/S Tantia Construction Ltd.] A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph referred to larger bench the issue whether the appointment of an arbitrator by a person, who is disqualified to be an arbitrator as per Section 12(5) of the Arbitration Act, is valid. It doubted the correctness of the decision in Central Organisation for Railway Electrification vs. M/s ECI-SPIC-SMO-MCML (JV) A Joint Venture Company and referred the issue to larger bench. In the decision delivered on December 17, 2019 in Central Organization of Railway Electrification, a division bench comprising Justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna had held that such appointments by an authority who is disqualified from being an arbitrator can be valid depending on the facts. Fresh Pleas 1. “Right To Protest Does Not Include Maligning Nation Globally”; Delhi Police Moves SC For Ban On Tractor March Planned On Republic Day [Rakesh Vaishnav v. Union of India & Ors.] The Delhi Police moved an Application before the Supreme Court seeking for an injunction against the proposed tractor/trolley/vehicle march seeking to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations. The Application states that it has come to the knowledge of security agencies that “a small group of protesting individuals/organisations have planned to carry out a tractor/trolley/vehicle march on Republic Day” and that the march is “slated to disturb and disrupt” the parade as well as create a law and order situation, thereby causing embarrassment to the nation. Highlighting that right to protest is subject to the countervailing public order and public interest, the Application submits that the right cannot include “maligning the nation globally”. Noting that the Supreme Court is seized of the issues pertaining to the constitutionality of the Farm Acts and the Farmers’ protests, the Application seeks for the Top Court to pass an injunction restraining such protest march scheduled on Republic Day. Also Read: Supreme Court Issues Notice On Delhi Police Plea To Stop Farmers’ Tractor Rally On Republic Day 2. New BCI Rules Abolishing 1 Year LL.M Courses In India Challenged In Before The Supreme Court A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the recent notification of the Bar Council of India to abolish one year LLM courses in India. the plea challenges the new Bar Council of India Legal Education (Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive, Vocational, Clinical and other Continuing Education) Rules, 2020 as being in violation of the fundamental right to education. The petition also states that the said Rules are in violation of the provisions of Advocates Act, 1961. According to the petitioner, the amendments made by the Rules are in violation of the right of Advocates to practice profession under the Constitution of India and that there is no reasonable justification on the part of BCI to abolish the 1 year LLM course. Another argument raised in the petition is regarding the absence of power with the BCI in regulating the rules of higher legal education in India as the same rests within the jurisdiction of UGC, University Grants Commission. 3. ‘Decriminalizing Adultery May Cause Instability In Armed Forces As Personnel Stay Away From Family’ : Centre Seeks Clarification Of Joseph Shine Judgment [Joseph Shine v. Union of India] The Central Government filed an application for clarification of Supreme Court’s 2018 judgment decriminalising adultery under IPC should not apply to the Armed Forces where a personnel can be cashiered from service on grounds of “unbecoming conduct” for committing adultery with a colleague’s wife. In the application, the Centre said that decriminalizing adultery may cause ‘instability’ within armed forces as defence personnel are expected to stay separated from their families for long durations. Issuing notice, the bench headed by Justice Rohinton Nariman observed that since clarification is sought of a constitution bench judgment, it is appropriate that the matter be placed before the CJI who may issue orders to post it before a five-judge bench. 4. Lawyers Move Supreme Court Against Resumption Of Physical Hearing In Delhi Courts, Seeks For Hybrid System Four advocates have moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court’s decision to resume large-scale physical hearing before itself and subordinate courts in Delhi with effect from January 18, without giving a choice to lawyers to appear through virtual mode. The Petitioners have challenged the order of the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court which has instructed the Principal District & Sessions Judges and the Principal Judge, Family Court to start physical hearings on alternate days basis from January 18. “The High Court of Delhi has miserably failed to take into consideration the well-being, life, liberty and health of the lawyers, clerks, court staff, support staff, the judges, and litigants by compelling them to attend the court hearings in person and thereby has wilfully infringed the fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 19 & 21 of the Constitution of India,” the plea states.Next Storylast_img read more

Council working hard behind the scenes on Mica Redress Scheme

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest The Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen MD has moved to reassure homeowners affected by Mica that Council Officials are still working on the scheme behind the scenes despite the ongoing crisis. Work is continuing on both the guidelines and terms of the scheme and once finalised, Donegal County Council will need a number of weeks to familiarise themselves with the details.Cllr Martin McDermott is confident that the scheme is progressing in a timely fashion and that it should be open soon:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleLifford Covid Community Response Group underwayNext articleQuestions raised over cancer surgeries at LUH News Highland Council working hard behind the scenes on Mica Redress Scheme By News Highland – April 24, 2020 last_img read more

Teenagers arrested over disability centre arson attack in Derry

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Teenagers arrested over disability centre arson attack in Derry Facebook Twitter Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleOver 350 people awaited in-patient beds at LUH in FebruaryNext articleDonegal Pharmacist hits out at Coronavirus ‘hysteria’ News Highland Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Google+ By News Highland – March 2, 2020 Facebook Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a weekend break-in and arson attack on a centre for people with disabilities in Derry.’Destined’ a charity located on Foyle Street was broken into on Saturday morning with the front door windows of the building smashed and two fires ignited, one in a newly fitted kitchen and the other under the stairs of the premises.An investigation is continuing with two boys aged 13 and 15 arrested as part of enquiries.Charlene Keenan is manager of Destined, she says there’s widespread shock over what has happened:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

MASK UP, ALABAMA: New order gets mixed reviews

first_img Book Nook to reopen MASK UP, ALABAMA: New order gets mixed reviews Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Coronavirus surgical mask doctor wearing face protective mask against corona virus banner panoramic medical professional preventive gear. Published 5:44 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Jordan said the governor is looking at the big picture.“People are restless; they are tired of hearing about COVID-19,” he said. “The attitude seems to be, I’ll do what I want but, if I do get it, then I can get on with my life.”But, Jordan said if wearing a mask will help lower coronavirus numbers here in Alabama, then maybe we won’t be looking at this virus over into the fall or even longer.Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd said she agrees with Gov. Ivey’s order 100 percent. “We need to do what we are being asked to do because it’s in our personal interest as well as in that of those around us,” Boyd said. “We need to be an example to others and we need to be an encourager to those who aren’t wearing masks.”Boyd said wearing masks will be a learning process just like wearing seatbelts was. “Sometimes people have to be required to protect themselves,” she said. “Now is that time. I hope people will see the importance of the governor’s order. I pray we can soon get rid of this deadly virus.”The governor’s order will have an immediate impact on the business community.Pike County Chamber of Commerce President Dana Sanders said the chamber is encouraging everyone to follow the governor’s order whether or not they agree.“We want everyone to stay safe and to support our local business while staying safe,” she said. “We have a number of local merchants who are selling masks and we are encouraging everyone to support our local businesses in staying safe.”Steve Garrett, owner of the Piggly Wiggly stores in Troy, said masks are already available to his employees and he will encourage customers to wear masks while shopping.“I would say a large number of our customers, 60 to 70 percent, are already wearing masks,” he said. “And, they are staying away from each other. Right now, what we will do is encourage our customers to wear masks. It’s for everybody’s protection.”The Troy Recreation Department is supporting Gov. Ivey’s mask order 100 percent, said Dan Smith, Troy Parks and Recreation director.  “We will definitely adhere to the governor’s mandate. Everyone who enters the rec center must wear a mask. Those who are actively involved in baseball, swimming, walking or fitness activities do not have to wear a mask  but they must maintain social distance.”Smith said each person should do everything possible to protect themselves and others. Ivey said statistics showing a precipitous rise in confirmed coronavirus cases in Alabama over the past two weeks “just do not lie.”“We’re almost to the point where our hospital ICUs are overwhelmed,” Ivey told a news conference at the Capitol.The governor previously pleaded for residents to show “personal responsibility” in fighting the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Ivey declined to impose new restrictions as recently as June 30, when she said a statewide mask order would be “next to impossible” to enforce.Violating the new order can result in a fine of $500 and jail time, Ivey said, although she stressed that protecting residents, not imposing penalties, is the goal.“We’re pleading with the people of Alabama to wear a mask,” she said. Businesses aren’t required to refuse entry to people not wearing masks, but Ivey says the order allows them to do so as a “reasonable step” for encouraging mask use.Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, a Republican like Ivey, criticized the order as “an overstep that infringes upon the property rights of business owners and the ability of individuals to make their own health decisions.”But Democratic Sen. Doug Jones said the governor “did the right thing” in mandating masks and listening to health professionals.The state recorded a record of more than 2,100 new cases on Tuesday, and about a third of all cases have been added in the past two weeks, said Dr. Scott Harris, the state health officer. “Clearly we have more disease circulating in our community,” he said. Nearly 17% of virus tests are now coming back positive, nearly double from May, statistics posted on the state health department website show.The pandemic kept getting worse in Alabama as many flouted recommendations for face masks and staying away from others in public. Restaurants, bars, theaters, gyms, sports leagues and churches have all reopened with restrictions, and it’s common to see people without masks in public spaces.With the state’s caseload increasing by an average of more than 1,500 a day over the past week, hospital officials say fewer than 15% of the state’s intensive care beds are available for new patients, and some hospitals are completely out of room, Harris said.The state reported 40 deaths on Tuesday, a high that pushed the death toll to more than 1,180. More than 58,200 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Alabama.. You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Alabama will begin requiring face masks in public as health officials try to quell a surge of new coronavirus  cases that is filling up hospitals, Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday.In an announcement made a day after the state reported a pandemic-high of 40 deaths in a single day, officials said masks would be required starting Thursday afternoon for anyone older than 6 who’s in public and within 6 feet (2 meters) of someone who’s not a relative.The rule, which makes exceptions for people who have certain medical conditions, are exercising, or performing certain types of jobs, will last through July 31, meaning it is set to expire before most public schools reopen. But other health orders have been extended to fight COVID-19, the illness caused by the new virus. Pike County receives state championship rings It’s been over four months since the Pike County Bulldogs won their first ever basketball state championship. The Bulldogs celebrated… read more By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Locally, some leaders are in favor of the order for Alabamians to wear masks in public others aren’t and some aren’t saying. Goshen Mayor Darren Jordan said the governor is not in an enviable positon.“Some people will be upset with the order while others will agree with her decision,” Jordan said. “But we are living in a very difficult time and the governor had a difficult decision to make. The governor is doing what she can to enable us to live our lives once again.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more