FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) HY2010 Presentation

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the half year.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng)  2010 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

Bitcoin, gold and buy-to-let are great, but I prefer investing in shares

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Kirsteen Mackay | Sunday, 11th October, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Investing is a great way to protect your financial future and ensure economic comfort later in life. Some investments, such as Bitcoin, gold and buy-to-let, are regularly making headlines as the next sure-fire way to riches, and for a few lucky individuals this is true. But I’d guess that a higher number of stock market investors have a shot at big-time riches than their equivalents seeking wealth through these alternative routes. Investing in shares via the stock market is my preferred route to financial freedom, and today I’ll explain why.Why I prefer investing in sharesThe primary reason I like the stock market is it’s not too difficult to understand and the barriers to entry are few. Nowadays anyone can start investing in shares with a small amount of cash. Brokers like Hargreaves Lansdown offer regular investment from as little as £25 and have thousands of equities to choose from. Of course, to be a serious long-term investor aiming for over a million pounds takes more foresight and focus. But this is still not off-limits to ordinary investors. In fact, many individuals have become ISA millionaires by learning, following some rules and taking a lifelong approach to their investing strategy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Bitcoin, gold and buy-to-let barriersI don’t have a problem with bitcoin, gold or buy-to-let, in fact I think each of them makes a great addition to a well-diversified portfolio. But I still prefer shares overall. Bitcoin is not the easiest asset for retail investors to get their heads around. It takes a lot of studying to understand its place in the economic landscape and its route to future value. Getting set up to buy or sell Bitcoin is not as straightforward as setting up a traditional ISA or SIPP. And once you’ve bought Bitcoin, you’re strongly advised to move it to cold storage (a physical USB device), to avoid hacking attempts. This is understandably off-putting to many investors.Meanwhile, gold also requires physical storage and to buy a reasonable amount requires quite a large financial outlay. Buy-to-let absolutely requires a large financial contribution, along with oversight and organisation. It’s not a hands-off investment, even if you use an agency to deal with most of the caretaking. There will still be questions you have to answer and problems to take care of. Whereas investing in shares requires as little or as much time as you’re willing to devote.The road to richesWith Covid-19 continuing, job losses mounting, and the US election looming, there’s great uncertainty over which direction the value of any investments will go in, including the stock market. However, as a long-term investor, a market crash provides a fantastic opportunity to buy cheap shares in companies you believe will survive and thrive. I think the key to successful stock market investing is to choose your stocks wisely. Take the time to research the company, to understand its business, its financials, and whether it’s got an edge on its competition. When you find suitable companies to buy shares in, this can set you on the road to future riches with confidence. It’s been shown that long-term investors can make an average return of 8%-10% per year from buying and holding UK shares for 10 years or more. Over time, this can build into a substantial sum of money. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Apopka High Football takes on Miramar in Helmet Challenge

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka High School FootballFlorida High School Football Challenge Previous articleApopka City Council Meeting PreviewNext article441 Repaving to begin soon Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2016 Florida High School Football Helmet Challenge brackets revealedFrom FloridaHSFootball.comThe Inaugural Florida High School Football Helmet Challenge(TM) has launched!Starting now through Saturday, July 23 at 6:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM CT, fans can vote for their favorite helmets in each of the eight classifications as well as another bracket for independents to see who will advance to Round 2 of the Helmet Challenge.The Florida High School Football Helmet Challenge(TM), brought to you by strategic partner, HSPN Sports(TM), was created to celebrate the helmets and their unique looks that each team puts a spin on each and every year and is sure to be fun for all fans of high school football around Florida.Helmets for each bracket were selected based upon uniqueness, boldness and creativeness. If you don’t see your team’s favorite helmet doesn’t mean is a slight to your team. The weight of some helmets weighed upon just a little bit more than others.State champions and runner-ups from each classification as well as all conference winners for independents were automatically selected to take part of the helmet challenge. The bracket was shuffled up as to who slotted where except state champions and runner-ups who were given the top two spots first. The brackets also tried to give as much distances to rivals as much as possible to create some energy in the brackets.All brackets are single elimination with Round 5 being the finals for all brackets which include a championship and 3rd place contest.The schedule for the entire Florida High School Helmet Challenge(TM) is as followed:• Round 1 – All Classifications/Independents – July 18-23• Round 2 – All Classifications/Independents – July 25-30• Round 3 – All Classifications/Independents – Aug. 1-6• Round 4 – Classes 5A, 6A, 7A & 8A* – Aug. 8-13• Round 5 – All Classifications/Independents – Aug. 14-18• Winners – All Winners Revealed on Friday Aug. 19*Classes 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A & Independent brackets will have a bye week.Winners of each round will be announced each Sunday, except for winners of Round 4 which will be announced shortly there after on Saturday, August 13 with voting for the final round starting on August 14.To get started voting (which you can vote as often as you like each day) click on one of the links below:Note: Apopka High School is in Class 8A and is leading Miramar 752-463 as of publication.Class 8AClass 7AClass 6AClass 5AClass 4AClass 3AClass 2AClass 1AIndependents Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Porto Salvo / David Perri

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Peppe D’Urso+ 32 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/268150/porto-salvo-david-perri Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Albosaggia, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/268150/porto-salvo-david-perri Clipboard Projects Italy “COPY”center_img Architects: David Perri Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDavid PerriOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAlbosaggiaHousesItalyPublished on August 31, 2012Cite: “Porto Salvo / David Perri” 31 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Porto Salvo 改造项目 / David Perri是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Porto Salvo / David Perri Photographs:  Peppe D’UrsoText description provided by the architects. This renovation of a building from the 18th century  is one of the few examples of architecture survived at the 1908’s earthquake in Messina, Sicily. The new project  preserves all the existing elements from the past.Save this picture!© Peppe D’UrsoThe marble stairs, the handmade concrete floor tiles, the roof with its wood trusses, the structural braces that after the earthquake served to keep the building safe. Since the entrance is already clear how this house is linked to a traditional way of living from the past. In the 18th houses and shops were often in the same building.Save this picture!© Peppe D’UrsoA long staircase indeed leads from the ground floor to the upper level where the family use to live. The main element of the interior space is certainly the tall roof with its wood trusses that floods the entire space with light through the 4 new skylights. The recovery of the roof was an opportunity to build new lofts thanks to the considerable height obtained. The main space has double height and contains several elements that interact smoothly. The entrance with its long staircase, the living area and TV, the dining area with its generous table, the linear kitchen partially hidden, the gallery studio overlooking the double height that can also be used as a guest room.  The main bedroom has two different levels and once again an exciting double height. The groundfloor is a non-conventional and relaxing open space.Save this picture!© Peppe D’UrsoConceived as a small SPA with a large walk-in closet and the Water area which includes two wash basin and a large shower open to the room. These elements come together in a unique space that becomes a real relaxation area where you can rest, read, think and take care of yourself. The upper part of the bedroom hosts the sleeping area overlooking the lower floor. Another large bedroom is on a loft above the kitchen. From the living area and the kitchen you can access to a large terrace of 60 sqm laid out on two different levels. Part  of the terrace is shaded by a metal trellis which also hosts a large counter, as a kitchen extension, that creates a continuous between interior and exterior spaces.Save this picture!© Peppe D’UrsoNatural materials and soft colors have a perfect dialog with the history of the building. White walls, plywood furniture, hand planed parquet floors, white metal stairs and gray resin surfaces for bathrooms and kitchen create a relaxing atmosphere within the 180 square meters of the house. Save this picture!Plan 01Project gallerySee allShow lessYutenji Apartments / architecture WORKSHOPArticles’Rethink Singapore’ ArchifestArticles Share Area:  180 m² Photographs Porto Salvo / David PerriSave this projectSavePorto Salvo / David Perrilast_img read more

Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term

first_imgNews February 11, 2021 – Updated on February 15, 2021 Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term May 11, 2021 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News Follow the news on Uzbekistan Updated 15/02: Otabek Sattoryi was fined 9,8 millions of sums (approximately 770 euros) for “slander” and “insult”. He is still in jail, waiting for his trial on the charge of “extortion”. He risks 10 years in prison.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of Otabek Sattoryi, a video blogger based in southeastern Uzbekistan’s Surxondaryo region, and the use of trumped-up criminal charges with the clear aim of silencing his investigative reporting on local corruption.At least ten plainclothesmen were sent to arrest Otabek Sattoryi at his home on 29 January. He was charged three days later with extorting money and robbing mobile phones from “unidentified persons” – charges on which he is facing up to ten years in prison. Organisation October 15, 2020 Find out more Credit : RFE/RL Despite a relative improvement in press freedom since President Islam Karimov’s death four years ago, critical journalists and bloggers are still often imprisoned, and extortion charges are still often used to silence dissent. Uzbekistan is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption “This is yet another attempt to silence critical voices in Uzbekistan,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We firmly condemn the use of fabricated charges with the aim of covering up local corruption, and we call on the authorities to release this blogger at once and to drop all proceedings against him.”center_img Sattoryi is the founder and editor of the YouTube channel Xalq Fikri (People’s Opinion), on which he posts videos about social and economic issues in his region, including corruption. One of his videos was about the eviction of local owners to make way for a shopping mall. Another was about “deals” between the governor and gas suppliers that led to a hike in the price of gas for the general public. One of his latest videos accused the authorities of fabricating criminal charges against bloggers. Sattoryi’s sister, Farangiz Alimova, said she thinks he was arrested for political reasons, because President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is due to visit the region soon. to go further RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression August 26, 2020 Find out more RSF_en UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence CorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression News News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Freddie Mac Scales Back Expectations for 2014

first_img  Print This Post Share Save Related Articles Freddie Mac Scales Back Expectations for 2014 June 20, 2014 1,246 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Previous: HUD OIG Focuses on Civil Fraud, Touts $48M in Restitution in 6 Months Next: Realtor.com Still Sluggish Amidst DDoS Attack Despite a disappointing first quarter and a mediocre second quarter, Freddie Mac still expects the economy to improve throughout the second half of 2014. The company is, however, tempering its New Year’s optimism.In its June U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook, Freddie offers a mid-year assessment that sees more humble growth in gross domestic product that mirrors the 2 to 2.5 percent growth that the economy has seen the past few years.Contributing to this modest growth will be an upswing in the workplace. U.S. unemployment is down from 6.7 to 6.3 percent, and May showed the fourth straight month in which 200,000 new jobs were created.For housing, the even-better news is that construction jobs are picking up, particularly in the residential building and specialty trade sector. These areas are averaging about 9,500 jobs per month so far this year.Still, there’s hardly cause for joy bells just yet. “Construction has rebounded over the past two years but is still significantly below the levels one would expect to see given projections of household formations,” said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.Nothaft is also tenuous in his view of the overall housing picture. “We’re nearly half way through the year and single-family housing remains weaker than we projected six months ago, while multifamily appears to be right on track,” he said.Inventories of homes for sale are still limited in markets where sellers remain underwater or have decided to stick with the bargain-basement mortgage rates they refinanced or modified their loan into under government programs. This, Freddie reported, is holding back a full recovery in the overall sales market.”The important question is: How much further will prices and rents have to rise to give incentives for more existing owners to list their properties for sale and developers bring more supply to the market?” Nothaft said.While the number of vacant units has decreased overall by 4.2 percent since Q1 2010, the number of vacant units for sale has declined by 24.2 percent. And while homebuying has picked up since the end of March, activity is still down 13 percent compared to last year, Freddie reported.This has caused the agency to lower its overall homes sales forecast from 5.5 million to 5.4 million.The good news for Freddie is that the leveling-off of home sale prices should lead to more stable and sustainable gains. Though the enterprise’s House Price Index was up 9.3 percent in 2013, Freddie expects gains to slow to 5 percent this year, though average apartment rents should rise 3 to 3.5 percent through 2015.Overall, Freddie expects the low vacancy rate and tight inventory to carry the housing market through its current above-inflation growth. The company just expects it to happen with a little less gusto than it had thought at the beginning of the year. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Forecast Freddie Mac GDP Home Sales Housing Starts Forecast Freddie Mac GDP Home Sales Housing Starts 2014-06-20 Scott Morgan Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Scales Back Expectations for 2014 About Author: Scott Morgan The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Supreme Court Monthly Digest: November 2020

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Monthly Digest: November 2020 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Dec 2020 12:35 AMShare This – xImportant Judgments/ Orders: 1. Entitlement Of Homebuyer Starts From Date Of Agreement And Not RERA Registration: Supreme Court Order dated November 2, 2020 The Supreme Court held that period for allotment of flat to a homebuyer has to be reckoned from the date of the buyer agreement and not from the date of the registration of the project under the Real Estate Regulation…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?LoginImportant Judgments/ Orders: 1. Entitlement Of Homebuyer Starts From Date Of Agreement And Not RERA Registration: Supreme Court Order dated November 2, 2020 The Supreme Court held that period for allotment of flat to a homebuyer has to be reckoned from the date of the buyer agreement and not from the date of the registration of the project under the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA Act). A division bench comprising Justices UU Lalit and Vineet Saran said that entitlement of the Complainants must be considered in the light of the terms of the Builder Buyer Agreements. [Case: Imperia Structures Ltd. v. Anil Patni] 2. Powers Of Review U/s 114 CPC Cannot Be Exercised As An Inherent Or Appellate Power: Supreme Court Order dated November 3, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that the powers of review under Section 114 read with Order 47 Rule 1 of CPC cannot be exercised as an inherent power or an appellate power. “An application for review is more restricted than that of an appeal and the Court of review has limited jurisdiction as to the definite limit mentioned in Order 47 Rule 1 CPC itself,” said a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah. In this case, the High Court had allowed an application seeking review of its judgment which had contained some observations regarding possession of disputed property. The High Court allowed the review petition observing that as regards the possession of the disputed property the issue of possession was neither raised before the Trial Court nor before the First Appellate Court and even no issue with respect to possession was framed by the Trial Court. [Case: Shri Ram Sahu (Dead) v. Vinod Kumar Rawat] 3. “It’s For Employer To Determine Suitability Of Qualifications”: Supreme Court Denies Bank Peon Job For Overqualified Candidate Order dated November 3, 2020 The Supreme Court upheld the cancellation of the candidature of a candidate by Punjab National Bank on the ground that he was overqualified for the post of peon. The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah set aside the Orissa High Court judgment in which it observed that the candidate cannot be denied the appointment solely on the ground that he is possessing a higher qualification. “It is for the employer to determine and decide the relevancy and suitability of the qualifications for any post and it is not for the Courts to consider and assess,” the Court said. The court also added that suppression of material information and making a false statement has a clear bearing on the character and antecedents of the employee in relation to his continuance in service. [Case: Chief Manager, PNB v. Anit Kumar Das] 4. Supreme Court Issues Guidelines On Payment Of Maintenance In Matrimonial Matters Order dated November 4, 2020 The Supreme Court issued guidelines on payment of maintenance in matrimonial matters. A bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and R. Subhash Reddy held that maintenance in all cases will be awarded from the date of filing the application for maintenance. The court said that for payment of Interim Maintenance, the Affidavit of Disclosure of Assets and Liabilities, shall be filed by both parties in all maintenance proceedings, including pending proceedings before the concerned Family Court / District Court / Magistrates Court, as the case may be, throughout the country. The model affidavit is annexed as Enclosures I, II and III of the judgment. [Case: Rajnesh v. Neha & Anr.] 5. For Writ Against Stoppage Of Pension, Part Of Cause Of Action Arises Where Pensioner Is Getting Pension: Supreme Court Order dated November 5, 2020 The Supreme Court held that a retired employee can file a writ petition against stoppage of pension at the place where he/she is residing and need not approach the High Court where the pension authority is located. A 3-judge comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah held that part of cause of action under Article 226(2) of the Constitution of India for filing writ arises at the place where the pensioner is residing and drawing pension. [Case: Shanti Devi @ Shanti Mishra v. Union of India & Ors.] 6. [SC-ST (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act] Mere Insult Of A Person Is Not An Offence Unless It’s On Account of Him/ Her Belonging To SC-ST: Supreme Court Order dated November 5, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that the offence under Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is not established merely on the fact that the informant is a member of Scheduled Caste unless there is an intention to humiliate a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe for the reason that the victim belongs to such caste. A bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi observed thus while quashing a part of charge sheet against a person accused under Section 3(1)(x) and 3(1)(e) of the SC-ST Act. The High Court had refused to quash the criminal proceedings against the accused. [Case: Hitesh Verma v. State of Uttarakhand] 7. [SARFAESI] Time Limit Stipulation For District Magistrates To Deliver Possession Of Secured Asset Is Not Mandatory: Supreme Court Order dated November 5, 2020 The Supreme Court held that time limit stipulation in Section 14 of the SARFAESI Act mandating the District Magistrate to deliver possession of a secured asset, is directory and not mandatory and that the inability to take possession within time limit does not render the District Magistrate Functus Officio. A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi upheld a judgment of Division Bench of Kerala High Court which held that Section 14 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, mandating the District Magistrate to deliver possession of a secured asset within 30 days, extendable to an aggregate of 60 days upon reasons recorded in writing, is a directory provision. [Case: C. Bright v. The District Collector] 8. Blacklisting Orders May Cause Civil Death Of Institutions: SC Sets Aside Indefinite Blacklist Order Issued Against A Pharma Company Order dated November 6, 2020 The Supreme Court set aside an indefinite blacklisting order issued in the year 2009 against VETINDIA Pharmaceuticals Limited. An order of blacklisting operates to the prejudice of a commercial person not only in praesenti but also puts a taint which attaches far beyond and may well spell the death knell of the organisation/institution for all times to come described as a civil death, said the bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari. The company, the appellant in this case, was served with an order of blacklisting by the Office of Director, Animal Husbandry Department of UP Government referring to the State Analyst report declaring the batch supplied by it to be of substandard quality (misbranded/not in accordance with Oxytetracycline injection), thus violating the Tender stipulations. This order was challenged in 2019 before the Bombay High Court which dismissed it on the ground of delay. In appeal, the bench noticed that the show cause notice issued to the company did not state that action by blacklisting was to be taken, or was under contemplation. The court observed: “If the respondents had expressed their mind in the show cause notice to blacklist, the appellant could have filed an appropriate response to the same. [Case: Vetindia Pharmaceuticals Ltd. v. State Of Uttar Pradesh] 9. Lack Of Jurisdiction Of A Court May Be A Ground To Seek Dismissal/ Return Of Proceedings, Rather Than Seeking Transfer: Supreme Court Order dated November 6, 2020 The Supreme Court dismissed Indian Olympic Association’s plea seeking transfer of a writ petition pending before Kerala High Court to Delhi High Court. The Kerala Olympic Association had filed a writ petition before the Kerala High Court challenging the proceedings initiated by the Ethics Commission of the IOA regarding the election held last year. Before the Apex court, the IOA contended that any proceeding against it, as per its own by­laws, could be filed only in a court within the jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court. “Suffice it to say that if a court has no jurisdiction to try a lis, it is good for the party raising the issue of jurisdiction to seek the dismissal/return of the proceedings, rather than seeking a transfer. I fail to understand the anxiety of the petitioner, to make an irregular proceeding initiated by the first respondent, regular,” Bench of Justice V. Ramasubramanian said. [Case: Indian Olympic Association v. Kerala Olympic Association] 10. Magistrate While Handing Over Possession U/s 14 SARFAESI Act Not Required To Seek Permission From Company Court: Supreme Court Order dated November 9, 2020 The Supreme Court held that a Magistrate exercising power under Section 14 of the SARFAESI Act is not required to seek permission from the Company Judge before directing handing over of possession of a property. The bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi observed that a Company Court exercising jurisdiction under the Companies Act has no control in respect of sale of a secured asset by a secured creditor in exercise of powers available to such creditor under Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act. [Case: M/s Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. v. Sagi Narayana Raju] 11. Order dated November 11, 2020 The Supreme Court affirmed the Calcutta High Court order banning the sale and bursting of firecrackers during Diwali, Chatt Puja, Kali Puja, etc in the entire state of West Bengal. A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee dismissed the special leave petition filed against the November 5 order passed by a division bench of the High Court. In the brief hearing, Justice Chandrachud observed that preservation of life was more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than the celebration of festivals. [Case: Govt. of West Bengal v. Ajay Kumar De] 12. Supreme Court Orders Release Of Arnab Goswami From Jail; Says ‘Personal Liberty Must Be Upheld’ Order dated November 11, 2020 The Supreme Court granted interim bail to Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami, who was arrested on November 4 in a criminal case relating to abetment to suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik in 2018. The top court also allowed the interim release of the co-accused Neetish Sarda and Firoze Mohammed Sheikh in the case. A vacation bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee passed the order after an urgent hearing given to the petitions challenging the November 9 order of the Bombay High Court which denied the accused interim bail in the habeas corpus petitions filed by them challenging their custody. “If this court does not interfere today, we are travelling on the path of destruction. Forget this man (Goswami). You may not like his ideology. Left to myself, I will not watch his channel. Keep aside everything. If this is what our state governments are going to do to people who are to be nailed, then the Supreme Court has to intervene. There has to be a message to HCs- Please exercise your jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty. We are seeing case after case. HCs are failing to exercise jurisdiction. People are in jail for tweets!”, the Court orally remarked. Also Read: Arnab Goswami Case: ‘If This Court Does Not Interfere Today, We Are Travelling On Path Of Destruction’, Says Justice Chandrachud Also Read: ‘Liberty Is Not A Gift For Few’: Supreme Court Directs High Courts, District Courts To Monitor Pendency Of Bail Applications [Case: Arnab Goswami v. State of Maharashtra] 13. Registered Document Is Presumed To Be Genuine; Onus To Prove Otherwise Is On Person Who Challenges It, Reiterates Supreme Court Order dated November 16, 2020 The Supreme Court reiterated that a document is presumed to be genuine if the same is registered and the onus to prove otherwise is on the person who challenged the stated registered document. In appeal, the issue arose before the Apex Court was was whether a General power of Attorney and sale deeds purported to have been executed by the plaintiff in the year 1900 is a result of fraud and forgery? While examining this question, the bench Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari noted the dictum in Prem Singh and Ors. v. Birbal 8 (2006) 5 SCC 353 that there is a presumption that a registered document is validly executed. The court also noted the decision in Anil Rishi v. Gurbaksh Singh (2006) 5 SCC 558, wherein it was held that for shifting the burden of proof, it would require more than merely pleading that the relationship is a fiduciary one and it must be proved by producing tangible evidence. [Case: Rattan Singh v. Nirmal Gill] 14. High Court Not Required To Frame Substantial Question Of Law While Dismissing Second Appeal: Supreme Court Order dated November 16, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that a High Court is not required to frame substantial question of law while dismissing a second appeal. The formulation of substantial question of law or reformulation of the same arises only if there are some questions of law and not in the absence of any substantial question of law, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi observed. “Court has the power to hear appeal on any other substantial question of law on satisfaction of the conditions laid down in the proviso of Section 100 of the Code [CPC]. Therefore, if the substantial question of law framed by the appellants are found to be arising in the case, only then the High Court is required to formulate the same for consideration. If no such question arises, it is not necessary for the High Court to frame any substantial question of law,” said the Bench. [Case: Kirpa Ram v. Surendra Deo Gaur] 15. SC Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Ban On Persons With Criminal Antecedents From Contesting Elections; Cites Separation of Powers Order dated November 16, 2020 The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking a bar on persons with criminal antecedents from contesting elections. A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta & Ajay Rastogi said that the issue in the instant petition was the domain of the parliament and that it was open to the petitioner to pursue any remedy available for effectuating implementing directions issued by the Court earlier in this regard. [Case: Lok Prahari v. UOI] 16. DSPE Act Provision Requiring States’ Consent For CBI Investigation Is In Tune With Federal Character Of Constitution: Supreme Court Order dated November 17, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that the provision in Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, which requires the consent of State Government for CBI to exercise of powers and jurisdiction, are in tune with the federal character of the Constitution. “Though Section 5 enables the Central Government to extend the powers and jurisdiction of Members of the DSPE beyond the Union Territories to a State, the same is not permissible unless, a State grants its consent for such an extension within the area of State concerned under Section 6 of the DSPE Act. Obviously, the provisions are in tune with the federal character of the Constitution, which has been held to be one of the basic structures of the Constitution”, the bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and BR Gavai observed. [Case: Fertico Marketing & Investment Pvt. Ltd. v. CBI] 17. Right To Education Under Article 21A Envisages That Teachers Must Be Meritorious & The Best Of The Lot: SC Order dated November 19, 2020 Right to education guaranteed in terms of Article 21A of the Constitution would envisage quality education being imparted to the children which in turn, would signify that the teachers must be meritorious and the best of the lot, the Supreme Court observed while dismissing the appeals filed by Uttar Pradesh Shiksha Mitra Association in a case related to the recruitment of 69,000 assistant teachers in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The bench comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Mohan M. Shantanagoudar observed that the fixation of cut off at 65-60% in ATRE-2019 was perfectly valid and justified. The bench observed that for maintaining standards of education in schools, the National Council for Teachers’ Education Is specifically empowered to determine the qualifications of persons for being recruited as teachers in schools or colleges. [Case: Ram Sharan Maurya & Ors. v. State of U.P.] 18.Any Creditor May Seek Transfer of Winding Up Petitions Order dated November 19, 2020 The Supreme Court held that any creditor of a company can seek transfer of winding up proceeding pending before a High court to a National Company Law Tribunal. The words “party or parties” appearing in the 5th proviso to Clause (c) of Sub­section (1) of Section 434 of the Companies would take within its fold any creditor of the company in liquidation, the bench comprising the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian observed while allowing an appeal filed by a Financial Creditor against an order of the High court which refused to transfer the winding up proceedings from the Company Court to the NCLT. [Case: M/s Kaledonia Jute & Fibres Pvt. Ltd v. M/s Axis Nirman & Industries Ltd.] 19.Anticipatory Bail cannot be sought after cancellation of regular bail Order dated November 22, 2020 The Supreme Court held that a person cannot file an anticipatory bail application apprehending arrest following the cancellation of his regular bail. This is because a person released on bail remains under the ‘constructive custody’ of law and a person in custody cannot seek anticipatory bail, explained the top court. A bench comprising Justices Navin Sinha and KM Joseph made this observation while refusing anticipatory bail to a person who was apprehending arrest pursuant to cancellation of his regular bail. [Case: Manish Jain v. Haryana State Pollution Control Board ] 20. “Liberty of a Citizen Cannot Be Taken Away In this Manner”: SC Sets Aside HC Order Dismissing Criminal Revision Due To Absence Of Lawyer Order dated November 22, 2020 While setting aside an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissing the plea of a man on account of absence of his counsel, the Supreme Court observed that “liberty of a citizen cannot be taken away in this manner”. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee observed that the high court was manifestly in error in rejecting the revision order of conviction under the Arms Act in default, on the ground that the appellant’s advocate had remained absent on the previous four occasions. [Case: Parveen v. State of Haryana] 21. Under Article 32 We Can’t Go Into Issues Of Facts: Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Bank Employee’s Challenge To ‘Vindictive’ Transfer Order dated November 24, 2020 “Under Article 32 jurisdiction, we cannot go into issues of facts. If we function like this, our court system will collapse”, said the Supreme Court. The bench of Justices U. U. Lalit, Vineet Saran and Ravindra Bhat was hearing a writ petition by a Yes Bank employee, Shilesh Sivasankaran, challenging his transfer as being vindictive for having blown the whistle on the bank, seeking a mandamus to the RBI to investigate the matter. “Your grievance is that you were moved out of your original assignment and transferred to a different post? But you can’t move the Supreme Court under 32 for this, bypassing all other courts! The law is anyway settled that in matters of routine transfers, the courts shall not ordinarily interfere. Besides, you are an employee of Yes bank, which is a private sector bank. So we can’t interfere under Article 32”, Justice Lalit observed orally. [Read LiveLaw’s Report] 22. Supreme Court Stays Andhra Pradesh High Court’s Gag Order On Media Reports & Social Media Comments On Amaravati Land Scam FIR Order November 25, 2020 The Supreme Court stayed the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s gag order on media reporting and social media comments on the contents of the Amaravati land scam FIR. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah passed the stay order on a special leave petition filed by the State of Andhra Pradesh challenging the interim order passed by the High Court on September 15. The top court listed the matter for hearing in January 2021 and directed the parties to file their counter affidavits in the meantime. The Court also requested the High Court not to decide the writ petition in the meanwhile. [Case: State of Andhra Pradesh v. Dammalapati Srinivas] 23. General Allegation Of ‘Surcharged Atmosphere’ Is Not Sufficient To Transfer Trial From One Court To Another: Supreme Court Order dated November 25, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that a general allegation of surcharged atmosphere is not sufficient to transfer trial from one Court to another. “The transfer of trial from one state to another would inevitably reflect on the credibility of the State’s judiciary. Except for compelling factors and clear situation of deprivation of fair justice, the transfer power should not be invoked,” Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed while dismissing transfer petition filed by Jatinderveer Arora and others seeking transfer of Trial of criminal cases pending before the Courts at Bhatinda, Moga and Faridkot districts to competent Court in Delhi or to any nearby State, out of Punjab. [Case: Jatinderveer Arora v. State of Punjab] 24. Supreme Court Dismisses Transfer Plea of Dera Sacha Sauda Members In Matter Pertaining To Sacrilege Of Holy Book Order dated November 26, 2020 Supreme Court dismissed the transfer petition filed by members of Dera Sacha Sauda wherein they sought for the transfer of cases pertaining to sacrilege outside of the State of Punjab. A Single-Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy noted in the Order that “The transfer of trial from one State to another would inevitably reflect on the credibility of the State’s judiciary. Except for compelling factors and clear situation of deprivation of fair justice, the transfer power should not be evoked”. [Read LiveLaw’s Report] 25. Quashing Of Criminal Complaint Should Be An Exception And A Rarity Than An Ordinary Rule: Supreme Court Order dated November 26, 2020 Quashing of a complaint should rather be an exception and a rarity than an ordinary rule, the Supreme Court observed while refusing to quash an FIR registered against Skoda-Volkswagen over alleged cheat emissions devices installed in vehicles. The CJI SA Bobde led bench observed that, if a perusal of the first information report leads to disclosure of an offence even broadly, law courts are barred from usurping the jurisdiction of the police. The two organs of the State operate in two specific spheres of activities and one ought not to tread over the other sphere, the bench said. [Case: Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited v. State Of Uttar Pradesh] 26. High Courts Have Power To Grant Bail By Invoking Article 226 In Suitable Cases: Supreme Court Order dated November 27, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that a High Court in its jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India has the power to grant bail in a suitable case. “In an application under Article 226, the High Court must be circumspect in exercising its powers [to grant bail] on the basis of the facts of each case. However, the High Court should not foreclose itself from the exercise of the power when a citizen has been arbitrarily deprived of their personal liberty in an excess of state power,” the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee observed in its judgment in Arnab Goswami case. Also Read: A Prima Facie Evaluation Of FIR Does Not Disclose Offence Of Abetment To Suicide Against Arnab Goswami : Supreme Court Also Read: Deprivation For A Single Day Is A Day To Many, Courts Must Ensure That Criminal Law Does Not Become A Weapon For Selective Harassment Of Citizens: SC In Arnab Goswami Judgment [Case: Arnab Goswami v. State of Maharashtra] 27. Supreme Court Directs To Constitute National Tribunal Commission For Appointments To Tribunals, Lawyers With 10Yrs Practice Eligible For Appointment As Judicial Members Order dated November 27, 2020 In a notable judgment, the Supreme Court directed the Central Government to constitute a National Tribunal Commission for the appointment of members in various Tribunals. Till the constitution of the National Tribunal Commission, a separate wing in the Ministry of Finance should be formed to cater to the needs of the Tribunals, ordered a bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat. The Court also directed the Centre to amend the rules to make advocates with 10 years practice eligible for appointment as judicial members in Tribunals. [Case: Madras Bar Association v. Union of India & Anr.] 28. Judgment Which Attains Finality Can’t Be Challenged In Article 32 Petition: Supreme Court Rejects 1993 Bombay Blasts Convict’s Plea Of Juvenility Order dated November 28, 2020 The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Muhammad Moin Faridulla challenging its March 21, 2013 decision upholding the sentence of rigorous imprisonment for life. Qureshi, who was 17 years and 3 months old when he loaded vehicles with explosives and fitted them with timers to devastating effect on March 12, 1993 in Mumbai, had invoked the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act to seek leniency. The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee observed, “conviction has attained finality by dismissal of the criminal appeal and the review petition. The issue of juvenility was raised before the Designated Court and this Court and has been dealt with specifically. This petition under Article 32 requires this Court to overturn the sentence of the petitioner which was imposed as an outcome of the TADA case. When conviction has attained finality, remedy under Article 32 is not available.” [Case: Md. Moin Faridullah Quereshi v. State of Maharashtra] 29. Proceedings U/s 34 Arbitration & Conciliation Act Not Maintainable Against Foreign Award: Supreme Court Order dated November 29, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that the proceedings under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act are not maintainable to challenge a foreign award. In this case, Jindal filed a petition before the Bombay High Court under Section 34 of the Act challenging the partial award. Though the single bench dismissed this petition, the Division Bench, referring to the Supreme Court decisions in Bhatia International v. Bulk Trading SA & Anr and Venture Global Engineering v. Satyam Computer Services Ltd. & Anr, held that proceedings under Section 34 of the Act could be validly maintained to challenge a foreign award. In appeal, the Apex Court bench noted that in Bhatia, and later, in Venture Global it was held that resort to remedies under Part I of the Act can be made in respect of foreign awards, despite the clear dichotomy in the enactment between domestic awards (covered by Part I) and foreign awards (covered by Part II). The bench observed that this understanding was also re-visited in Bharat Aluminium Company v. Kaiser Aluminium Technical Services Inc [BALCO]. [Case: Noy Vallesina Engineering Spa v. Jindal Drugs Limited & Ors ] 30. ‘Reservation Policy To Apply In Effecting Promotions To New Posts Created By Restructuring Of Cadres’: Reiterates Supreme Court Order dated November 29, 2020 The Supreme Court reiterated that by virtue of its 2008 decision in Pushpa Rani’s case, where the restructuring of cadres results in creation of new posts, the policy of reservation would apply in effecting promotions to those posts. The bench of Justices UU Lalit, Vineet Saran and Ravindra Bhat was hearing a Transferred Case arising out of a writ petition filed by the Union of India in the Patna High Court. An OA was filed before CAT, Patna pertaining to the restructuring of the post of Central Excise Inspector with the higher scale of Superintendent in Bihar. The view of the Tribunal was challenged by the UOI before the High Court. During the pendency of the writ petition, the UOI had requested for its transfer to the Supreme Court on account of similar issues pending before the latter in certain Civil Appeals. [Case: Union of India v. Sadanand Singh & Ors] 31.Conduct Of Public Bodies Has To Be Fair & Not Arbitrary; Do Not Force Citizens To Approach Courts: Supreme Court Order dated November 30, 2020 The Supreme Court observed that the conduct of a public body charged to uphold the rule of law has to be fair and not arbitrary. The court observed thus while dismissing Gujarat Maritime Board’s appeal against the High Court judgment which allowed the writ petition filed by “Asiatic Steel” Court seeking refund of contract consideration of ₹3,61,20,000/- paid by them to the Board. A bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and S. Ravindra Bhat observed that the Board’s conduct or indifference in regard to the refund sough can be only on the premise that it wished the parties to approach the court, till a decision could be taken to refund the amounts received by it. [Case: CEO & VC, Gujarat Maritime Board v. Asiatic Steel Industries Ltd] Other Developments: 1. Supreme Court Stays Election Commission’s Order Removing Ex-CM Kamal Nath As ‘Star Campaigner’; Asks ‘Who Gives You Power To Delist A Candidate?’ Order dated November 2, 2020 The Supreme Court stayed the order passed by the Election Commission of India delisting Ex Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh as a “Star Campaigner” from the Madhya Pradesh By-Election. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun told the Election Commission that the Court will stay the order and will examine if the poll panel has the power to issue such an order. [Case: Kamat Nath v. ECI] 2. [Rape & Murder Of 2.5 Year Old Niece] “Injury Not With The Intention To Extinguish Victim’s Life”: Supreme Court Commutes Death Sentence Order dated November 2, 2020 The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence awarded to a man accused of rape and murder of his two and half year old niece. “He did not consciously cause any injury with the intent to extinguish the life of the victim,” the bench comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit, Krishna Murari and Indu Malhotra observed while commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment for the offence punishable under Section 302 IPC and to that of rigorous imprisonment for 25 years for the offence punishable under Section 376A IPC. [Case: Shatrughna Baban Meshram v. State of Maharashtra] 3. Plea Seeking Probe Into Allegedly “India’s Biggest Franchisee Scam”: SC Issues Notice To Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, Central Agencies Order dated November 2, 2020 The Supreme Court issued notice in a plea seeking investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) & SFIO (Serious Fraud Investigation Office) or by a Special Investigation Team into various offences including money laundering and black money hoarding by directors & beneficiaries of Westland Trade Private Limited. A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramniun issued notice to Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, CBI, ED, SFIO, Police Commissioner Delhi Gurugram and Noida. [Read LiveLaw’s Report] 4.Financial Aid For Advocates Amid COVID19: Supreme Court Transfers To Itself Petitions Pending In High Courts Order dated November 2, 2020 The Supreme Court transferred to itself petitions pending in different High Courts seeking financial aid to advocates on account of COVID-19 situation. A bench comprising CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian ordered the transfer. It was on July 22 that the Supreme Court took suo moto cognizance of the financial difficulties of advocates on account of COVID-19 pandemic and issued notices to the Bar Council of India, State Bar Councils, Registrar Generals of High Courts and recognized bar associations(In Re : Financial aid for members of bar affected by pandemic). [Case: In Re: Financial Assistance For Lawyers] 5. Supreme Court Stays International Award Asking ISRO Arm Antrix To Pay Compensation To Devas Order dated November 4, 2020 The Supreme Court put on hold an international award which had directed Antrix Corporation, (the commercial arm of ISRO) to pay compensation of USD 1.2 billion (INR 8,88,65,100,000) to Bengaluru-based startup “Devas Multimedia”, for cancelling a satellite deal of 2005. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun also transferred the pending application under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act against the award from Bengaluru to Delhi High Court. [Case: Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. v. Antrix Corporation Ltd.] 6. Will Supreme Court Allow The “Sunlight” In? SC Sets Up Panel To Look Into Live-Streaming Of Hearings Order dated November 4, 2020 Supreme Court set up a panel in order to formulate rules regulating live-streaming of hearings in High Courts and Trial Courts, the Print reports. The panel formed by e-Committee of top court is expected to examine nuances relating to video conference hearings and digitisation of courts & submit its report to the Chairperson of Committee, Justice DY Chandrachud, within a week. Deliberations revolving around the possibility of live-streaming court proceedings are being held for the first time since a three-judge bench led by then CJI Dipak Mishra referred to Live Streaming as the Sunlight which will act as a disinfectant. [Read LiveLaw’s Report] 7. Supreme Court Makes Jharkhand Coal Block Auction Provisional And Subject To Orders Order dated November 6, 2020 The Supreme Court directed that any action in connection with the opening of commercial coal mining in Jharkhand and the coal block auction would be provisional in the sense that the same would be subject to any further orders by the court. The bench led by CJI SA Bobde was hearing the suit by the Jharkhand Government against the launch of the auction process of coal blocks for purposes of commercial mining by the Centre. [Case: State of Jharkhand v. UOI] 8. Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against HC Order Allowing Harper Collins To Publish Book ‘Gunning For The Godman’ On Asaram Bapu Case Order dated November 6, 2020 The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed against a Delhi High Court interim order allowing publication of Harper Collins’ book titled ‘Gunning For The Godman’, which is based on the criminal case against Asaram Bapu. A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar dismissed the appeal filed by Sanchita Gupta, who was convicted as an aide of the self-styled godman in a case related to rape of a minor, with a liberty to approach the High Court. Before the Supreme Court, Gupta’s counsel, Senior Advocate Devadatt Kamat asserted that the lower Court’s order was set aside on “flimsy grounds” and that the Book in question attacked his client’s reputation inasmuch as it states that she was in the habit of procuring girls for Asaram. The Top Court observed that these objections were not recorded in the High Court’s order and the Petitioner should have raised this grievance before the High Court itself. [Case: Sachin Gupta v. Harper Collins] 9. Supreme Court Issues Notice To Income Tax Dept In 2018 Tax Evasion Case Against Karti Chidambaram & Wife Order dated November 16, 2020 The Supreme Court issued notice to the Income Tax Department in the 2018 tax evasion case against Congress MP Karti Chidambaram & his wife. The bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy were hearing the SLP against the May 12 judgment of the Madras High Court, dismissing the petitions filed by Chidambaram and his wife Srinidhi to quash two criminal complaints under the Income Tax Act and the trial proceedings in respect of them in the Special Courts for MPs/MLAs. [Case: Srinidhi Karti Chidambaram v. Deputy Director of IT] 10. Supreme Court Issues Notice To Kerala Govt On Plea To Fix Retirement Age As 60 For All Govt Servants Order dated November 19, 2020 The Supreme Court issued notice to the State of Kerala on a plea seeking to fix the retirement age of government servants in Kerala as 60 years. A bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud issued notice on the special leave petition Saju Nambadan and another v. State of Kerala and others which challenged the amendments brought to the Kerala Service Rules to raise the retirement age as 60 years from 56 years only for those employees who joined service after 01.04.2013. [Read LiveLaw’s Report] 11. Tej Bahadur Yadav Neither An Elector Nor A Candidate In Varanasi; No Locus To Challenge PM’s Election: Supreme Court Order dated November 24. 2020 The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by Ex- BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav, challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The judgement was rendered in a SLP challenging the Allahabad High Court’s dismissal of Bahadur’s election petition in December 2019 on the ground of lack of locus standi. The SLP contended that the High Court had failed to appreciate the misuse of provisions under Sections 9 and 33(3) of RPA by the District Election Officer. In the judgement, referring to the Explanation to Section 81 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, which states that an “elector” means a person who is entitled to vote at the election petition relates, the Bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian noted that an Election Petition could only be preferred by “(a) any elector or (b) any candidate at such election”, and the Petitioner was neither. [Case: Tej Bahadur v. Narendra Modi] 12. Supreme Court Asks Madras HC To Decide Constitutional Validity Of Section 40(a)(iib) Of Income Tax Act Order dated November 25, 2020 The Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah directed the Madras High Court to decide the constitutional validity of Section 40(a)(iib) of the Income Tax Act. Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Ltd. had approached the Apex Court challenging the High Court order dismissing the writ petition filed by it challenging the validity of the provision. This provision deals with disallowance of royalty, licence fees, etc., in case of State Government Undertaking while computing income chargeable under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession.’ The Corporation had contended that that the amount which is deductible in computing the income chargeable in terms of the Income Tax Act is not being allowed under the garb of the aforesaid provision. It was contended that the said provision is discriminatory and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India, inasmuch as there are many Central Government undertakings which have not been subjected to any such computation of income tax and are enjoying exemption. [Case: M/s Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Ltd. v. Union of India] 13. ‘It Appears Very Easy From Outside, We Will See’: SC Grants 4 Weeks To Its Secretary General To File Response To Plea For Appointment Of Additional Judges U/A 128 Order dated November 26, 2020 The Supreme Court allowed 4 weeks’ time to its Secretary General to file response on a plea seeking appointment of additional judges to the top court. The bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian was hearing a 2019 writ petition by NGO Lok Prahari with the aforesaid prayer. “It all appears very easy from the outside…we will see…we are not saying ‘no’ to you…”, remarked the CJI. [Case: Lok Prahari v. 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Public asked to light candle for World Day of Remembrance

first_img Pinterest Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleDeele Community Anglers receive grant for angling newcomersNext articleNI Water assure water is safe to drink following peat landslide News Highland Public asked to light candle for World Day of Remembrance Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – November 15, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Council buildings across the country will light up for road safety today as part of this year’s World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims.And they’re asking the public to join in between 7 and 8 pm tonight by lighting a candle in a window.So far there have been 127 deaths on the roads this year – 11 more than last year.Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says an increase in the number of pedestrians and cyclists on the roads since the pandemic began means we need to be vigilant:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Roads1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Spirit of a champion

first_imgSkip Published 9:13 am Saturday, November 19, 2011 “I was impressed by his knowledge of our team and his passion for it. Finding out about Cody’s situation and all the physical problems he had overcome was inspiring.”Pierce wanted to meet Cody and spent hour or more with him just playing around at Riddle-Pace Field. Then he began to notice Cody at the games and Cody became a part of the games. At first, he was on the field after home games playing around with the players and then on the field with them before the games.Before long, Cody was in the huddle with the players and soon in their hearts.“The team didn’t have to do anything as far as connecting with Cody on a personal level,” Pierce said. “It was just Cody being Cody and the connection was there. It was amazing to see the process unfold. One game after another, he became a part of the team and it was so easy and natural.”Cody was on the field with the players before their home games but, when the games began, he was in the stands, pitching every pitch when the Trojans were in the field and giving enthusiastic support when they were “at bat.”“We adopted Cody,” Pierce said. “He was one of us and he was a blessing to be around.”Cody quickly developed a close relationship with the older players, especially catcher Todd McRae.“Todd was his favorite player at the early stages then Adam Bryant and Jacob Dixon,” said Coach Mark Smartt. “Soon Cody was embraced by all 35 players. Cody’s boundless energy was contagious. His positive attitude was infectious and it spread through the team so seamlessly that we didn’t even know it happened. He inspired all of us.”Smartt said Cody never has a bad day. He’s the happiest kid I’ve ever seen. It’s heartwarming. It’s just a privilege to have him around.”Cody was such an important part of the 2011 Trojan baseball team that several of the players approached the coaches about a championship ring for Cody.But the decision had already been made by the coaching staff.“It was an easy decision because the players felt so close to him,” Smartt said. “He was like another player on the team.”The 2011 Sun Belt Baseball Champions received their championship rings between quarters of the university’s Homecoming game on Nov. 12. But Cody received his championship ring a short time later when the team gathered for photographs.The championship rings were a reward for a fabulous baseball season and that season included Cody Brooks, the “heart” of the team.Smartt said the ring was a complete surprise for Cody and he’s not sure that he really understood the significance of the ring that was monster size for a young boy.“He had been trying on the rings of some of the players, so I don’t think that he realized at the time that the ring was his,” Smartt.But, it didn’t take Cody long to figure that one out.“It’s got my name on it,” he said, with a broad smile. “It’s says, ‘Brooks.’ That me.”For Cody, the championship ring is about the biggest thing that has happened to him in his young life. He wears it like badge of honor. And it is. It shows that he is a part of the Trojan baseball team and, for Cody, there will be no greater honor than that … until the day he puts on a Trojan baseball uniform and steps to the plate.“I want to play on the team for real one day,” he said.And, one day he will, said McRae. “He’s a real stud out there.”Pierce agreed that one day Cody just might be in the lineup and it won’t be soon enough.“Every game, Cody comes up and wants to check the lineup to see if he’s in it,” Pierce said. “I tell him that he’s got to get a little older before he can play but he’s already on the team.”Cody Brooks is a part of Troy baseball.“Cody is a blessing to all of us. He is a tremendous inspiration for all of us,” Pierce said. “It’s just a privilege to have this kid around.”Smartt said Cody is around Trojan baseball because he loves it. “There’s no motive as to what he can get from it but he gives us everything,” he said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content You Might Like Celebrating home Marley Harbuck joined the PIke Liberal Arts School cheerleaders recently to film a trailer to introduce her new book, “Radiate”… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Members of the 2011 Sun Belt Champion Troy Trojans Baseball Team awarded a championship ring to Cody Brooks, their youngest fan. Players and coaches said his spirit, enthusiasm and courage in the face of physical challenges proved inspirational for them this year. Above, Bobby Pierce, Adam Bryant, Cody Brooks, Jacob Dixon and Todd McRae pose with their rings. (Submitted Photo)Sun Belt champs award ring to youngest fanCody Brooks weighed only a little over a pound when he was born, but that little boy was all heart and love.At age 10, Cody has a joyful spirit about him that is so contagious that he spreads it everywhere he goes. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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 “When our players would be having a tough time on the field, they would look up in the stands and see Cody and think about all that he has been through and he would inspire them to forget about their problems and keep on fighting,” said Head Baseball Coach Bobby Pierce.The Cody Brooks story began simply as a way to further Cody’s interest in Trojan athletics.Cody’s aunt, LeAnn Register, who works for the Trojan Athletic Department, told Pierce about Cody and his love of baseball.“LeAnn said Cody was a huge Trojan baseball fan. He played that NCAA baseball game every day and he was always the Troy Trojans,” Pierce said. “He knew the names of all our players and their stats. Spirit of a champion Last Saturday, the Troy University 2011 Sun Belt Championship baseball team had an opportunity to turn the tables on Cody by bringing a huge ray of sunshine into his life. Actually, the sunshine came in tiny little rays that danced and sparkled off the “diamonds” in the 2011 Sun Belt Baseball Championship ring that the team awarded to its “littlest teammate.”Cody might be considered by some as the mascot of the Troy University baseball team but he’s not just a good luck charm. He’s much more than that. He’s the spirit of the team.As the Trojans belted their way to the 2011 Sun Belt Championship, Cody was the inspiration that carried the team in good times and though times. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Last text from wife to husband before she died in plane crash: ‘I love you’

first_imgiStock(LAFAYETTE, La.) — Shortly before she took off on a flight that would end in her death, 30-year-old Carley McCord texted her husband, “I love you.”Her husband, Steven Ensminger Jr., didn’t receive the message until it was too late to respond.“It’s the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I finally fall asleep,” Ensminger told ABC News. “Every once in a while throughout the day, I find myself grabbing my phone and sending a text to her phone replying, ‘I love you too.’ Now I don’t know if that’s crazy of me or not, but I’m praying she gets my message. And I wish there was a way she could let me know she has.”Ensminger said his aunt delivered the earth-shattering message him.“My aunt Betty called and she told me I need to sit down right now and listen carefully,” he said. “And that’s when my world fell apart.”McCord and four others were on a two-engine Piper Cheyenne aircraft headed toward the college football playoff game between LSU and Oklahoma in Atlanta on Saturday when it crashed just after takeoff in Lafayette, Louisiana.Those killed in the crash were Ian Biggs, 51, Robert Crisp II, 59, Gretchen Vincent, 51, Michael Vincent, 15 and McCord.McCord, who was a local sports reporter for NBC station WDSU-TV, was the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger.The coach was told only hours before the game by LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron that his daughter-in-law had died. Ensminger decided to coach that night and the Tigers beat the Sooners 63-28 in a blowout win.While the cause of the crash has not been announced, Ensminger Jr says he’s not focused on it because nothing is going to bring his wife back.“Either way it’s done and she can’t come back. So the how is irrelevant to me now,” he said. “I guess I just have to have faith in that God has a plan and that I will get through this and be better for it and I will honor her in whatever I do.”The McCord family is still in the process of planning her funeral, the details of which will be announced Tuesday.Due to the lack of a flight data recorder and distress call and severely burned wreckage, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said it could take up to 12-18 months to figure out how the plane went down.The lone survivor on the plane crash, 37-year-old Stephen Berzas remains in “critically ill” condition, officials said. He was admitted to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital with burns on over 75% of his body.Berzas underwent a two-hour surgery Monday and faces “a long road ahead,” according to Dr. Joey Barrios, Medical Director of the Our Lady of Lourdes Burn Unit.At this point, Berzas has been unable to provide any statements about the crash because he has a breathing tube in place. Officials said it is unknown when it will be removed so he would be able to speak.“The outpouring of compassion and encouraging words for Wade are deeply felt by our whole family,” the Berzas family said in a statement Monday. “We are truly grateful to be held so strongly in prayer by this community … Our hearts ache for our friends and the families affected by this tragic event. Please offer us privacy in the days ahead as we give Wade our focused energy and loving support.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more