AMP and Axa offer £8.2bn in a second bid for Axa’s Asian unit

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healththedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For Monday 15 November 2010 8:39 pm whatsapp AUSTRALIAN wealth manager AMP launched a fresh £8.15bn bid for Axa Asia Pacific Holdings yesterday in a joint deal with French parent Axa, a year after its original approach. The move comes after rival bidder National Australia Bank pulled out of a deal to buy Axa’a Asian unit after the Australian competition regulator blocked the deal.The complex deal will allow Axa to exit Australia and help it to focus on its stated goal of growing in Asia, where businesses in eight countries contributed 60 per cent of its operating earnings in the first half of 2010.AMP will pay A$4.15bn (£25.6bn) for Axa Asia Pacific’s Australian and New Zealand business, while Axa will pay A$10.4bn for the Asian assets, including taking over A$1.3bn in debt. Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp KCS-content 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULL AMP and Axa offer £8.2bn in a second bid for Axa’s Asian unit last_img read more

Passive Rowhouse SMETVANDERVEKEN / denc!-studio

first_img Lead Architects: Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: Ceyssens, Daikin, Eternit, Dantherm Passive Rowhouse SMETVANDERVEKEN / denc!-studioSave this projectSavePassive Rowhouse SMETVANDERVEKEN / denc!-studio ArchDaily Save this picture!© Luc RoymansRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. Initially, the clients Ken & Wendy didn’t have any plans to build a new house. But when Wendy and her brother each inherited a construction site, Wendy and her husband changed their minds. Both working, Wendy and Ken wished to come home to an open and spacious architecture, filled with loads of natural daylight where human interactions are set central.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansSave this picture!Second + Third floor planSave this picture!© Luc RoymansThe living functions are organized on the first two floors: the kitchen and the dining room on the ground floor, the living room and study on the second floor. A large void connects these functions.  A spanned mesh – generally used as fall protection in the construction industry – gives an additional function to this void. It’s a great place to read a book, hang out or play. The kids just love it!Save this picture!© Luc RoymansAn old picture of African fishermen received a very suiting place above this meshed void. The same mesh is also used along the staircase as the parapet. The use of mesh helps in creating a spacious and light entity through all living functions.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Luc RoymansThe open-plan concept enables future changes in the internal organization. The storeroom, stairs, and bathroom are designed as compact as possible, resulting in a wider and more spacious living area. Positioned as such, the full width and depth of the house can be experienced on both floors. It became clear that the brother of Wendy, wouldn’t immediately build on the adjacent plot. This had both advantages and disadvantages.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansIn this case, the partition wall of this passive house would be exposed to the weather for years. As a result, this wall had to be insulated considerably and covered with façade cladding. The otherwise provisional façade next to the adjacent plot is now considered and conceived as a full-fledged façade finished the same way as the front- and back façade and thus making the house a monolith opposed to a row-house. In order to give the house a warm touch and playful nature, the passive window jambs are finished in wood.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansThe architect hopes for a second life for the slates once the brother starts constructing his own house on the adjacent lot. Awaiting this construction, the parcel is used as an extra play-garden for the children. The left-overs of the excavated soil is used to create playful slopes and hills in the garden.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansThe front façade got some multipurpose fencing. It functions as a separation from the public area and doubles as a parapet for the balcony on the second floor. Behind this well thought fencing lies a bike shed as well as the main access to the front door. From the front door an overview on the ground floor, reaching till the backyard, is made possible.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansInside the house, the interior is characterized by a variety of rough and warm materials. The structure is pretty straightforward: visible concrete slabs span from wall to wall and a timber frame structure is wrapped around it as an insulating skin. The interior finishing of this timber structure is made in affordable plywood and doesn’t need expensive and time-consuming paint jobs. The result is an interesting mix of “standard”, “built-in” and “vintage” furniture.Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse on an Island / Atelier OsloSelected ProjectsPAN-cabins / sivilarkitet espen surnevik asSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Luc Roymans Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  234 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: denc!-studio Area Area of this architecture project Houses Passive Rowhouse SMETVANDERVEKEN / denc!-studio 2015 CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Grimbergen, Belgium Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Luc Roymans+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Bart Cobbaert, Delphine Deceuninck CopyAbout this officedenc!-studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsGrimbergenOn InstagramBelgiumPublished on February 08, 2019Cite: “Passive Rowhouse SMETVANDERVEKEN / denc!-studio” 08 Feb 2019. 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MOVE: Over four decades of resistance

first_imgEarlier this summer, Philadelphia was in a state of celebration when political prisoner Debbie Africa was released after nearly four decades in prison. In August, prison abolitionists, in Philadelphia and across the world, will observe an anniversary with more solemnity than rejoicing.August 8, 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the city’s first major assault on the MOVE family, an episode that ended in the death of one of the family’s infants and in the arrest and imprisonment of nine MOVE family members.To commemorate this anniversary, a three-part event will be held on Aug. 5. At 10 a.m., there will be a 5k run and walk that starts in Fairmount Park and goes to the original MOVE house in the city’s Powelton Village neighborhood. Then, at 3 p.m., there will be a public forum at Mastery Shoemaker High School on what today’s movements should learn from MOVE’s struggle. Following that forum will be a live concert at 5 p.m. featuring local artists Seraiah Nicole, Mic Africa, Raw Life Crew and more.Free the MOVE 9Michael Africa Sr., one of the MOVE 9, has a new parole hearing this September. Despite the fact that Janet and Janine Africa were also up for parole at the same time as Debbie, she remains the only member of the MOVE 9 to be released. Debbie was imprisoned in 1978 along with her partner Mike Sr., as well as Delbert, Phil, Janet, Janine, Eddie, Merle and Chuck Africa.All nine were convicted of the murder of a Philadelphia police officer who died from being struck by one of his fellow officers’ bullets in the hail of gunfire the police blasted into the MOVE home. Despite forensic evidence and scores of eyewitnesses indicating the officer was slain by “friendly fire,” all nine of the arrested MOVE members were convicted of firing the single bullet that killed him.Immediately after the police assault on the MOVE family, the city bulldozed and destroyed the house, annihilating any and all evidence that could have been used to help exonerate the MOVE 9. The demolition also erased all evidence of the police siege on the compound and the massive structural damage done to the house by police water cannons, chemical gas and thousands of rounds of ammunition fired into the home.Despite all this, even the city had to acknowledge that of the few weapons that were recovered from the MOVE family home, none of them were operable. That is to say, the MOVE 9 had no way of shooting anyone. Yet each of the MOVE 9 were sentenced to 30 to 100 years in prison.Judge Edwin Malmed, who handed down the bogus convictions, was asked by then reporter Mumia Abu-Jamal how it could be considered a just decision that nine people were convicted of firing a single bullet. Malmed replied that since the nine wanted to be tried as a family, he convicted them as a family.A history of oppression — and resistance The Philadelphia police assault on the MOVE family on Aug. 8, 1978, was a clear escalation of violence, brutality and injustice. But the war on the Philadelphia Black Liberation movement had been raging for at least a decade before. The generalissimo who prosecuted that war was Frank Rizzo, the white supremacist police commissioner turned mayor.A major attack on Black Liberation began in August 1970 when police raided the Philadelphia Black Panther headquarters. Dozens of Panthers were publicly stripped naked on Columbia Avenue before their arrest. In that era of Cointelpro infiltration, intimidation and assassination, the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panthers was just one of many to go underground or be destroyed outright.The MOVE Organization, led by the visionary John Africa, is what filled the vacuum left by the Panthers in Philadelphia. With an ideology that combined an uncompromising dedication to Black Liberation with an unprecedented commitment to environmental justice and animal rights, MOVE became a revolutionary force to be reckoned with.In a recent interview in Workers World, Debbie Africa explained: “[My brothers] got involved in MOVE activities, in speaking engagements — at the time they were in full throttle speaking out against injustice. They loved it, taking care of the dogs and going to study sessions that MOVE founder John Africa held, educating people how to avoid violence in their communities and on police brutality — the things that made people’s lives miserable.”She added: “John Africa’s teachings really lock you into the reality of what’s really going on. The rest is history.”For years, the city attempted to lock up members of the MOVE Organization. But John, and later Ramona, Africa’s remarkable legal astuteness meant they often escaped serious charges. That changed in 1978, when weeks of siege on the MOVE house culminated in the Aug. 8 assault and the imprisonment of the MOVE 9.Three years later, Black Panther journalist and MOVE supporter Mumia Abu-Jamal was also framed for the murder of a Philadelphia cop. A key witness to that incident was found dead under mysterious circumstances on May 13, 1985 — the same night that Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the new MOVE house on Osage Avenue, killing eleven people, including founder John Africa and five children.In the years since the 1978 assault and the 1985 state murders, the MOVE family has flourished and grown, despite mainstream media accounts to the contrary. Still, the city’s oppression has taken its toll. Mumia Abu-Jamal and six of the MOVE 9 are still in prison after 40 years. Merle and Phil Africa were murdered by the prison system — they died under lock and key.This fortieth anniversary must mark not just four decades of resistance, but also a new chapter in that struggle.Free the MOVE 9! Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! Free ‘em all!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Baseball adjusts to losing numerous key players from previous seasons

first_imgWhere to watch Super Bowl LIII in Fort Worth Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt printBaseball’s 2018 squad is the youngest it has been in years.The Horned Frogs enter the season on the heels of its fourth consecutive trip to the College World Series with lofty expectations.Although the expectations remain high for the Horned Frogs in 2018, a lot the players who have contributed to Omaha visits in recent years have departed.The Frogs lost six everyday position players and two starting pitchers from last season.DATA STORY (1-3 COLUMN)Venngage InfographicsElliott Barzilli, Brian Howard, Mitchell Traver, Austen Wade and Cam Warner all signed with an MLB team during the 2017 Draft.A big loss to TCU’s offense is Evan Skoug, who was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 7th round of the Draft. During his final season with the Frogs, he tallied 20 home runs and 71 RBIs – posting a .272 batting average and winning Co-Big 12 Player of the Year honors. Skoug was also a force behind the plate, throwing out 17 base-stealers.Sophomore Zach Humphreys has served as Skoug’s successor and has transitioned into the starting role. He started 11 games as catcher last season and 16 as the designated hitter.Humphreys has big shoes to fill, but head coach Jim Schlossnagle said he deserves the position.“He’s doing well,” Schlossnagle said. “He brings a lot of good things to the table as an outstanding defensive catcher and he puts together good at-bats. He certainly brings things to the table that Evan didn’t.”Schlossnagle said he doesn’t think Humphreys feels any pressure replacing Skoug despite the expectations since his experience from last season has helped prepare him for the atmosphere of college baseball. However, for other players on the team, this is completely new.The Horned Frogs welcomed an influx of 15 newcomers for the 2018 season. Three of these newcomers have started every game so far this season.First-years Adam Oviedo and Coby Boulware have earned the shortstop and second baseman positions for the Frogs.A.J. Balta, a senior transfer from Oregon, has played centerfield for TCU.“I’m just trying to get them as much experience as we can,” Schlossnagle said. “They’ve put the work in all fall and at the end of the season. Now it’s just a matter of them getting repetitions and the only way to do that is to get them out there and play. They’re doing a great job at this point and they’re only going to get better with experience.”Schlossnagle said that putting together the best possible lineup will be his biggest challenge this season.“I think we have some experienced players in the middle of the order that have gotten off to a good start,” Schlossnagle said. “Our offense is going to be built around them.”One familiar face from last season’s run to the College World Series is senior Michael Landestoy. Schlossnagle said because of his experience, Landestoy is one of the team’s leaders this season.“Knowing how the system works and obviously we have a lot of new guys so having older guys like me around and Connor Wanhanen and Jared Janczak kind of automatically makes us the leaders,” Landestoy said. “So just fulfilling that role and trying to help the new guys a lot.”Despite new faces in the clubhouse, Landestoy said the team is still close and the new players have been eager to learn.“That’s all we can ask for, to follow the blueprint that has already been established before you and with that, you’ll be successful,” Landestoy said. “They’ve been very receptive to that, and it’s been easy for us as older guys on this team.”The Horned Frogs were picked to finish second in the Big 12 conference this season. Baseball America, D1 Baseball and the Perfect Game projected TCU as one of the “Eight for Omaha.”The Frogs hope to play into late-June for a fifth consecutive season. Hector Gutierrez’s worldly experience has helped establish Beach Volleyball TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleThe English department kicks off spring Live Oak Reading seriesNext articleA cappella groups look to start next year on a high note Alexis Guerrero RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Alexis Guerrero Alexis Guerrero Alexis Guerrero Derrick Mokaleng has many layers to his success Courtesy of Alexis Guerrero Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Dean of Admission reflects on university’s growing recognition Facebook Alexis Guerrero ReddIt Alexis Guerrero is a junior sports broadcasting and journalism double major from Fort Worth, Texas. She is a dog, baseball, and pizza enthusiast. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RSF joins coalition urging meaningful access to information reform in Canada

first_img Organisation News The Hon. Scott Brison President of the Treasury Board90 Elgin StreetOttawa, OntarioK1A 0R528 September 2017Dear Minister Brison,We are writing to you as Canadian and international organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring a strong access to information (ATI) system in Canada.Today is International Right to Know Day, a date when groups around the world celebrate the importance of freedom of information to both democracy and good governance. Yet there is little to celebrate in Canada. Canada’s access to information system is broken, putting at risk citizens’ fundamental right to hold their government accountable. The Access to Information Act (ATIA), now nearly 35 years old, is in desperate need of major reforms to reduce delays and provide for an effective right to access information held by public authorities. This challenge calls for bold and thoroughgoing reforms to the ATIA to align it with international standards and better practice in other countries. Unfortunately the government’s proposed ATIA reform, Bill C-58, comprehensively fails to meet this challenge. Indeed, this long-awaited bill fails to address a number of serious problems in the Act, including the vastly overbroad regime of exceptions, the broad discretion of public authorities to delay in responding to requests, the absence of any duty for public authorities to document important decision making processes, and the limited scope of coverage of the Act. In some areas, it even weakens the current rules.Canada is ranked a miserable 49th out of 111 countries on the RTI Rating, a global methodology for assessing the strength of a country’s legal framework for the right to information (RTI). Bill C-58 would only lift Canada three positions to 46th globally, according to an analysis by the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD). We can and must do better. A healthy and effective access to information system is critical to free expression, public participation and holding government to account. By introducing legislation of such inadequacy the government is failing these basic values.We call for Bill C-58 to be scrapped, and for government officials to be tasked with crafting a bill that takes seriously the crisis undermining our right to know. The resulting bill must, at bare minimum, include the following changes:BARE MINIMUMS FOR REFORMING THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION SYSTEM● Deliver on the promise to expand the scope of the Act to cover the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministers’ Offices by allowing individuals to make requests for information from these bodies, as they may do with other public authorities, while retaining the proposed proactive publication obligations.● Introduce a formal duty to document for public authorities, and require them to preserve records of their decision making.● Put in place a robust system for limiting the discretion of public authorities to extend the time limits for responding to requests and formalise in law the fee waivers contained in the May 2016 Interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act.● Ensure that exceptions and exclusions to the right of access are narrowly defined and subject to both a test of actual harm and a mandatory public interest override.● Give the Information Commissioner binding, enforceable order powers over all complaints regarding requests for information. This was one of the few significant reforms included in Bill C-58, and it should be retained.The public has the right to obtain the information they need to participate meaningfully in democratic processes, while also holding Canada’s public officials and Members of Parliament accountable. The current system signally fails to meet minimum standards, and Bill C-58 will not fix it. The government should withdraw Bill C-58 and present Canadians with a bill that addresses seriously the broken access to information system.Signed,Organisations:1. AMINA Corp.2. Amnesty International Canada (English Branch)3. Atlantica Party4. British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA)5. British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (BC FIPA)6. Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) 7. Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC)8. Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)9. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE)10. Canadian Taxpayers Federation11. Canadians for Accountability 12. Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD)13. Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Regina14. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)15. Ecology Action Centre (EAC)16. Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ)17. Greenpeace Canada18. International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group19. Isomer Design20. Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada (LRWC)21. Ligue des droits et libertés22. MiningWatch Canada23. OpenMedia24. Open North25. Our Right to Know26. Pen Canada27. Privacy and Access Council of Canada — Conseil du Canada de l’Accès et la vie Privée (PACC-CCAP)28. Queer Ontario29. Reporters Without Borders (RSF)30. Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE), Saskatchewan31. Rideau Institute32. RightOnCanada.ca33. Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA)34. Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)35. Voices-VoixIndividuals:1. Elizabeth Ball, Academic Librarian (retired)2. Donna Bowman, Librarian3. Bruce Campbell, 2016 Law Foundation of Ontario, Leadership in Justice Fellow4. Stephen Chapman, Isomer Design5. Ann D. Cooper6. Phyllis Creighton, Order of Ontario7. Lisa Di Valentino, Law and Public Policy Librarian, University of Massachusetts8. Mary Francoli, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University9. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa10. Dr. Brydon Gombay, Community Psychologist11. Carla Graebner, Librarian for Research Data Services and Government Information, W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University12. Larry Hannant, PhD historian, University of Victoria13. Dr. Steve Hewitt, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham14. Laverne Jacobs, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor15. Vincent Kazmierski, Associate Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University16. Gregory S Kealey, Professor Emeritus, University of New Brunswick17. Abby Lippman, Professor Emerita, McGill University18. Claire McNeil, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service19. Eugen Melinte, M. Eng20. Sharon Polsky, MAPP, Data Protection Advocate & Privacy by Design Ambassador21. J.M. Porup, Editor, MuckRock Canada22. Marian Ramage, Brandon, Manitoba23. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law, University of Ottawa24. Jacquelyn Shaw25. Tania Thomas, Youth Services Librarian – Outreach to Newcomer Families, Surrey, British Colombia26. Stanley Tromp, Journalist and Author “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” to go further CanadaAmericas CanadaAmericas RSF_en September 29, 2017 RSF joins coalition urging meaningful access to information reform in Canada November 19, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Image credit: CJFE center_img Help by sharing this information News News Receive email alerts January 15, 2021 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Follow the news on Canada On International Right to Know Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined a global coalition of civil society organizations and individuals led by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) in a joint letter calling on Canada’s Treasury Board President Scott Brison to withdraw the government’s inadequate Access to Information Act reform legislation, Bill C-58. The below letter urges the government to come forward with a bill that seriously addresses Canada’s broken access to information system in order to improve government transparency and the free flow of information. News November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Filing Of Status Reports In Criminal Cases: Delhi High Court Asks Prosecuting Agencies To Follow The Model Form Issued By Gujarat HC

first_imgNews UpdatesFiling Of Status Reports In Criminal Cases: Delhi High Court Asks Prosecuting Agencies To Follow The Model Form Issued By Gujarat HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Nov 2020 12:16 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the prosecuting agencies to file proper status reports in criminal cases, containing all the details relevant for deciding the bail applications filed therein, and etc. A Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait has directed the agencies to follow the guidelines issue by the Gujarat High Court in Thakore Laxmanji v. State of Gujarat: MANU/G/J/0267/1992, so as…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the prosecuting agencies to file proper status reports in criminal cases, containing all the details relevant for deciding the bail applications filed therein, and etc. A Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait has directed the agencies to follow the guidelines issue by the Gujarat High Court in Thakore Laxmanji v. State of Gujarat: MANU/G/J/0267/1992, so as to ensure that orders are passed by the Courts after being fully aware of the matter. Accordingly, it will be mandatory for all the prosecuting agencies to furnish the following information in the status reports filed before the Delhi High Court: Misc. Cri. Appln. No. C. R. No of Police Station. Name (s) of the accused. Name (s) of the deceased. Name (s) of any other injured person (s). Date, time & place of incident. Date, time & place of filing FIR. Distance between the scene of offence and Police Station where FIR filed. Name of the informant, whether an eye witness ? Offence alleged. Weapons in the hands of the accused. Part played by accused and injuries caused to the respondents. Who gave fatal blow (s) to the deceased ? Cause of death, whether corroborated by medical evidence on the record ? Which accused injured whom ? Whether corroborated by medical evidence ? Motive for the alleged offence. Number of eye-witnesses/injured witnesses. (1)Statement recorded when ? (2)Whether residing nearby ? (3)If not residing nearby, place of incident, reason for his presence? Witnesses, if any, to corroborate eye-witness (es). If the accused not identified at the time of the incident, whether identified during Test Identification Parade ? Test Identification Parade held when? Recovery or discovery of weapons used in commission of offence. (1)Whether blood-stained ? (2)Recovery or discovery of the clothes of accused and whether blood-stained ? Blood origin and group of the deceased/injured. Blood origin and group of accused. Whether dying declaration recorded ? (1)If yes, how many ? (2)Before whom ? (3)Time and place. Whether any cross-case is filed ? If yes, its time and place. Whether informant are of the accused ? Whether any accused received injuries ? If yes, nature of injuries and whether corroborated by medical evidence ? Whether any extra-judicial confession made ? If yes, when before whom? Whether any confession of the accused recorded under Section 164 of the Cri. Pro. Code ? If case of circumstantial evidence: (1)Which witness saw accused and deceased last together ? (2)Motive. (3)Conduct of the accused. (4)Opportunity to commit murder. (5)Whether recovery or discovery of the weapons, and whether blood-stained, blood origin/blood group etc. (6)Whether recovery or discovery of clothes and whether blood-stained, blood origin/group. Whether any of the accused had any criminal antecedents ? Whether investigation is in progress ? Whether charge-sheet filed ? Whether charge is framed ? The probable date of commencement of the trial. The order was passed in a bail application filed by Mohd. Danish, an accused in the Delhi Riots case, through Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid. While issuing notice to the SPP and granting time to file a status report, Justice Kait observed, “This Court has come across various status reports filed by the prosecuting agencies wherein most of the times, the details required are not mentioned therein.” In observed that faced with a similar situation, the Gujarat High Court had directed that the concerned SP or any other responsible Police Officer entrusted with the supervision of the investigation of a case as well as the PP incharge of the bail application shall be duty bound to see to it that proper counter affidavit highlighting the material aspects of the case is filed before the Court by the Investigating Officer incharge of the case. It had said, “In the opinion of this Court, every serious offence under I.P.C. or for that purpose under any special Acts wherein the accused prefers the bail application, if the same is not properly opposed and the accused is released on bail, the same ultimately demoralizes not only the police administration, as it also sometimes adversely affects the safety and security of the members of the aggrieved family and overall law and order situation in the society, giving the accused unjustifiable upper-hand ! Such an undesirable situation needs to be avoided at once and at any rate by taking special care and effective measures. Thus, the urgency and importance of the comprehensive counter-affidavit while opposing the bail application cannot be ignored or underestimated.” Justice Kait said that this direction will be followed before the Delhi High Court also, and all prosecuting agencies shall file status reports under affidavit as per the details sought in the said judgment. “Copy of this order be communicated to Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Director, CBI, EOW, Director General, NCB, Director General, DRI, Director, ED and other prosecuting agencies who shall in turn issue necessary directions to the concerned Investigating Agencies to file status report under affidavit as mentioned above,” the Court ordered. Case Title: Mohd. Danish v. GNCTD Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Tourism potential of East Donegal must be maximised – Doherty

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Homepage BannerNews Tourism potential of East Donegal must be maximised – Doherty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – November 3, 2017 Facebook WhatsApp A Donegal County Councillor is calling for tourism potential in East Donegal to be maximised in order to boost the economy of the area and attract visitors.Councillor Gary Doherty says the area has plenty to offer visitors.A Donegal East Tourism Group has been set up to work with different sectors throughout the Finn Valley area to promote the region as a tourism destination.Councillor Doherty says as a gateway to the rest of the county, it is vital East Donegal is promoted:>*center_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleIrish Water confirm completion of upgrading works in ChurchillNext articleFacebook confirm major job boost for Ireland base News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Richard Burke sent forward for trial

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Google+ Facebook By admin – April 15, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Richard Burke sent forward for trial Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFears for Finn Harps Stadium due to ongoing FAI controversyNext articleTwo senior AGSI figures indicate they will not attend conference admin News Richard Burke is to face murder charges in connection with the death of Jasmine McMonagle in Killygordan in January.27 year-old Burke, with an address at Forrest Park in Killygordan, appeared today at Letterkenny District Court which was told that a book of evidence had been served earlier in the day.Burke was remanded in custody to appear before the Central Criminal Court for trial on April 29th.Jasmine McMonagle, aged 27, died after she was attacked at her home in Killygordon in January.The young mother-of-two was found dead at her home after she had called the emergency services more than three hours earlier.last_img read more

Heavy rain hits Florida as Gulf Coast braces for looming tropical storm YORK) — Heavy rain, gusty winds and thunderstorms are hitting South Florida as the Gulf Coast braces for looming Tropical Storm Gordon.storm warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast and a hurricane watch has been issued from Alabama to Louisiana.A hurricane watch is in effect along the Mississippi and Alabama coast while a tropical storm warning is in effect across portions of South Florida, the Florida Keys and central Gulf Coast.The storm is expected to make landfall in the southern Louisiana area around New Orleans between 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday.The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch along the border of Alabama and Louisiana because sustained winds are forecast to reach 70 mph, just 4 miles short of hurricane strength.South Florida and parts of the Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches of rain, and locally southern Florida could see up to 8 inches of rain.Wind gusts could reach 50 to 60 mph.Flash flooding and an isolated tornado are also possible.Wet Labor DayA lot of the country will be seeing heavy rain and flooding this Labor Day.Several storm systems are bringing flash flooding from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.A slow-moving storm system is causing heavy rain and flooding from Kansas to Illinois.Another separate system is moving through the western Gulf Coast, bringing heavy rain and flooded roadways to the Houston and Galveston, Texas, areas.More than a half foot of rain was reported along the coast near Galveston.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Presidential candidate has Union membership suspended

first_img“The entire “Election Tribunal” is a waste of members’ money, with tribunals costing up to £4000.  “I would like to know: Who was on the “Election Tribunal” panel? How many women? How many people of colour? Were these some of the same people who heckled me in Hustings? The same people who attacked my campaign page? How impartial was this judgment?“Instead of fining me £250, somebody needs to look into refunding my lifetime membership fee following my services to the Oxford Union Society.  I feel I have been treated unfairly.”Cherwell now understands that the fine increases will begin on the seventh day of Michaelmas 2015 rather than from the day of the tribunal itself.The panel which made the ruling against Shahin is due to publish a report on the tribunals. Suspended members are not automatically banned from the Union premises, rather, they have the same status as non-members.Peter Orlov, a member of the tribunal, told Cherwell in a personal capacity, “it is frankly amazing that Ms Shahin should paint the tribunal’s composition or decision as being somehow opaque or “whimsical”: had she bothered to attend herself or send a representative, she could have had all of the answers she claims to seek and made such representations as she wished. “The panel was comprised of three members of the Union, who happen to have been a man of colour, a woman and – myself – a gay man who has previously been Chair of OUSU’s “Queer Rights” campaign and has been involved with LGBT campaigns and charities (including NUS’ LGBT campaign and Stonewall) since my teenage years.”Orlov conceded “as a trans woman of colour, some of Ms Shahin’s successes in life will have been more difficult than they may have been for others” but went on to say Ms Shahin “has sought at every stage to present every personal gain at the Union as a result of her tenacity and every failing, however manifestly unconnected, as a result of some animus against her as a member of one or more minorities. In this case, there is no malice towards her whatsoever – her being found guilty of electoral malpractice is a result of her own actions which breached the rules of both the Society and, frankly, of basic decency.”Conor Diamond, Hertford College, one of the two students to bring claims against Shahin in a joint case but which were not upheld, commented: “I’m saddened that things ended this way, but ultimately very pleased that the judgement recognises the necessity for fair and well-conducted elections.“Ms Shahin’s race or gender had absolutely no influence on my behaviour in dropping out or my decision to take up a formal complaint. I continue to hold Ms Shahin in high regard and to wish her well.”The student whose claims against Shahin were upheld by the tribunal has been approached for comment. Zuleyka Shahin, candidate in the recent Union presidential elections, has had her Oxford Union membership suspended for one year, been fined £250 and has a life-time ban on holding office, following an election tribunal.The tribunal consisted of two cases, one of which was held against Shahin. It lasted approximately six hours and took place on Saturday of 8th Week. The panel consisted of three members, with a collected 27 terms’ worth of membership or more, none of whom are current students or resident in Oxford. Of those three members, one was a woman, one was a person of colour, and two were qualified lawyers.Election tribunals are held after each Union election in 8th week against any candidates thought to have broken election rules. The Returning Officer has no authority to dismiss complaints of electoral malpractice, and so if a complaint is made, a tribunal must be called. Shahin did not choose to bring any tribunals against anyone herself, and chose to not attend the tribunal against her.She was found to have violated Rule 33(a)(i)(6) of the Union, which states “A person shall have committed an Electoral Malpractice if he performs any of the following actions: extortion, blackmail or intimidation in connection with the Election”.Election rules state that if she fails to pay the fine within seven days, it will increase by 10%. If she does not pay the fine within 14 days, her membership of the Oxford Union Society will be revoked. Shahin told Cherwell, “Unless I find £250 in the next 7 days, I will not be paying the fine. I simply do not have that kind of money. Nor do I wish to validate this process by paying, even if I were to find the money.“This proves once again everything I campaigned about relating to access and the use of fines as punishment. It makes no sense that a panel, I am guessing of mostly men, can whimsically decide on a cause of punishment as such. Other members of my team have also been fined, others who will also undoubtedly struggle to find the cash. Yet the Union talks about opening its doors to all and inviting more people to run for office. This is why we get the same types of people running for office term in term out.last_img read more