Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgEveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eveready East Africa Limited (EVRD.ke)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileEveready East Africa Limited manufactures and markets a range of portable power products in Kenya as well as exports products to countries in the East Africa sub-region. Its extensive product range includes dry cell and carbon zinc primary, alkaline and rechargeable batteries; flashlights and portable lanterns; automotive batteries, and CFL and incandescent bulbs sold under the Turbo brand name. Eveready East Africa has a division which supplies batteries and accessories for motor vehicles and trucks. A side division manufactures and sells a range of washing detergents, household bleaches, surface cleaners and fabric softeners under the Clorox and Everclean brands. Formerly known as Eveready East Africa Limited, the company changed its name to Eveready East Africa Plc in 2016. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Eveready East Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Scrum guru gives forwards something to salivate over with his ‘Evolution of the scrum’ video

first_imgMonday Mar 23, 2020 Scrum guru gives forwards something to salivate over with his ‘Evolution of the scrum’ video Glasgow Warriors tighthead and scrum coach Petrus du Plessis has made use of this time away from rugby by sharing a telestration of ‘the evolution of the scrum’ on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENTWith the Pro14 suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the South African has provided his insight into the nuts and bolts of one of the dark arts of the game.The 38-year-old scrum guru shared the evolution of the scrum over the past 45 years and the drastic change in its approach and how it is officiated.The former Champions Cup winner with Saracens chronicled clips of the scrum in 1975, ‘85, ‘90, 95’, 2001 ‘05, ‘07, ‘10, ‘14 and ‘20, and noted how the size of players has increased over the years, chiefly due to professionalism.The wild and unstructured engagements of yester era were at a time when there was little officiating at the scrum, and it was nothing short of a free-for-all.Perhaps the most surprising thing is how scrums even as recently as 2005 looked so unregulated compared to how they currently look. In the video, du Plessis even highlighted that this was a “time where ribs were getting popped and necks and backs were getting injured”.The introduction of the referees’ ‘crouch, touch, pause, engage’ command in 2007 changed the scrum significantly, but the Warriors prop emphasised how many scrums “were reset and went to ground”.ADVERTISEMENTWith the new refereeing instructions “crouch bind set” introduced in 2014, du Plessis said the scrum is now a “little bit more stable”. However, this video clearly depicts how much this set piece has changed over time, and the way that it is refereed.While this has happened gradually over the years, it is a fair indication that many more changes to the scrum will happen in the future, particularly as World Rugby seek to ensure that the game is as safe as possible.This is the video:ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Formentera Island / Marià Castelló Martínez

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889088/house-in-formentera-island-maria-castello-martinez Clipboard Houses “COPY” ArchDaily House in Formentera Island / Marià Castelló Martínez ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889088/house-in-formentera-island-maria-castello-martinez Clipboard Manufacturers: Lunawood Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!Courtesy of Marià Castelló MartínezSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Marià Castelló MartínezSave this picture!Underground Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Marià Castelló MartínezThe intervention offers a house for a family sensitive to the environment, which program is divided into three light modules built in dry construction systems and a cavity made by subtraction of material on the lower floor. This longitudinal disposition gives place to full-empty successions, patios, connecting walkways, transverse views and a place created by time and discovered by surprise: a natural cave in the main access courtyard, which was integrated to the Project during the process of construction.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marià Castelló MartínezThe structure is easily comprehensible and manifests itself in three stratums with ascending levels of precision: the lower floor expresses  the obvious absence of containment walls added to the rocky layer, as well as the appearance of a small concrete structure that regulates the upper level of this floor and constitutes the support platform of the ground floor. On the upper floor, as if it were a real-scale scale model, the double-supported set up of the structure becomes evident from the inside, where it has been left seen in most cases. Here a single element (cross-laminated wood panels) cluster several functions: structure, closure and interior finishing.Save this picture!Section AThe superior quality of the used materials and their unions has played an important role in the process of creation and realization of the project. Bioconstruction criteria have given preference to natural materials and if possible from the construction place: sculpted rock, crushed gravel from the excavation, Capri limestone, pine and fir wood, recycled cotton panels, white Michael marble, high permeability silicate painter, etc. All this has reverted to hygroscopic enclosures which are permeable to water steam and guarantee pleasant and healthy indoor environment, while at the same time require fewer energy efforts for the proper building functioning. At the environmental level, the design provides passive bioclimatic systems of proven effectiveness in this climate, as well as water self-sufficiency thanks to a large volume rainwater cistern that reuses rainwater.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marià Castelló MartínezProject gallerySee allShow lessDatacenter AM4 / Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMƯA Coffee Shop / 85 DesignSelected Projects Share Architects: Marià Castelló Martínez Area Area of this architecture project Spaincenter_img Products used in this ProjectWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesBuilding Engineer:Agustí Yern RibasStructure:Miguel Rodríguez Nevado, Ferran JuanInstallations:Javier Colomar RieraCollaborators:Marga Ferrer, Natàlia Castellà, Lorena Ruzafa, Elena VinyarskayaBuilder:Luis Tulcanazo Castro, Antonio Serra RequenaSubcontractors:iCarp Valencia S.L. / Velima System S.L. / Astiglass S.L. / Singularglass S.L.City:Platja de MigjornCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Marià Castelló MartínezText description provided by the architects. Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer is the traditional toponym of a large plot located next to the beach of Migjorn, on the south coast of the island of Formentera. This territory has a place that unleashes the desire to inhabit a oneiric view, where the horizon is only cut by the beautiful silhouette of the Pi des Català Tower, built in 1763. The project focuses on the duality between the telluric and the tectonic. The heavy and the light. The earth and the air. The handcrafted and the technological. Compression effort and traction resistance. The rock, which comes to the surface in the chosen place, has been carved as if it were a sculpture, offering a cavity reminiscent of the  ‘marès’ stone quarries. A whole space materialized with a single stone. Monolithic. Megalithic. Stereotomic. House in Formentera Island / Marià Castelló MartínezSave this projectSaveHouse in Formentera Island / Marià Castelló MartínezSave this picture!Courtesy of Marià Castelló Martínez+ 81Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” Year:  Area:  315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Platja de Migjorn, Spain 2017 Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMarià Castelló MartínezOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPlatja de MigjornOn InstagramSpainPublished on February 16, 2018Cite: “House in Formentera Island / Marià Castelló Martínez” 16 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

Abbey adopts Ulster Cancer Foundation

first_imgAbbey adopts Ulster Cancer Foundation Banking group Abbey has chosen the Ulster Cancer Foundation in Northern Ireland as its nominated ‘Charity of the Year.’Marianne Creaney, Abbey Events Coordinator, said they aimed to promote team building and boost staff morale by holding a wide variety of creative fundraising events for UCF.UCF is one of Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charities and last year raised over £2.8 million for its work in cancer prevention, research, care services and campaigning. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 June 2005 | News Tagged with: Ireland  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

MEPs write to jailed cartoonist Musa Kart

first_img News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldInternational bodies Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Credit: Sebastien Bozon / AFP April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more At the proposal of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), members of the European Parliament have begun a campaign of support for imprisoned Turkish journalists. Green MEPs launched the campaign today by writing to Musa Kart, a cartoonist who has been held without trial for more than five months and is facing up to 29 years in prison.Three of the European Parliament’s political groups have so far joined RSF’s proposal to send letters to journalists imprisoned in Turkey.RSF is releasing (below) the text of the letter that members of the Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens-EFA) sent to Kart today. It was signed by the group’s co-presidents, Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts, and by French MEP Eva Joly on behalf of all the other MEPs in the group.Members of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL) will send letters in the coming weeks. Other groups contacted by RSF are also expected to follow suit.In their letter, the Green MEPs say: “We are writing this letter to assure you of our solidarity, to remind you that you are not alone, to tell you that your sarcastic take on the news is cruelly lacking as we witness Turkey’s transformation into an authoritarian regime”The letter ends: “Stay strong, Musa! Even thousands of kilometres away, even still unknown to you, we are at your side, committed to freedom, a free press and a democratic Turkey.”Turkey is now the world’s biggest prison for journalists, with around 100 currently detained. Most of them were arrested under the state of emergency that was declared after an abortive coup attempt in July 2016 and most of them have not yet been tried.Dozens of the journalists are subjected to a harsh form of solitary confinement in Section 9 of a high security prison in the Istanbul suburb of Silivri. On 31 March, an Istanbul court ordered the conditional release of 21 of them, but it was blocked at the last moment by an application from the prosecutor’s office and new charges.In all, RSF has asked five of the European Parliament’s groups to write to five imprisoned Turkish journalists.The other four are Nazlı Ilıcak and her colleague Şahin Alpay, who are both more than 70 and have been held since late July; Kadri Gürsel, a columnist who heads the International Press Institute’s Turkish committee and who, like Kart, was arrested in late October; and Ahmet Şık, an investigative journalist who, like Kart and Gürsel, worked for the independent daily Cumhuriyet. He was arrested in late December.“Journalism is criminalized in Turkey today,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “An editorial policy critical of President Erdoğan suffices to be jailed on a terrorism charge and denied any effective recourse. We reiterate our demand for the immediate release of all journalists imprisoned in connection with their work and the repeal of decrees issued under the state of emergency that legalize arbitrary actions and trample on free speech.”Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. The already disturbing media situation in Turkey has become critical under the state of emergency declared in the wake of last July’s failed coup.Around 150 media outlets have been liquidated by decree. At least 775 press cards and hundreds of journalists’ passports have been cancelled without any judicial proceedings. And censorship of the Internet and online social networks has reached unprecedented levels.All these measures have drastically limited the democratic debate in the run-up to a referendum that will be crucial for Turkey’s future and is now just two weeks away.Letter from Green MEPs to Musa Kart:Dear Musa,Stay strong. We are writing this letter to assure you of our solidarity, to remind you that you are not alone, to tell you that your sarcastic take on the news is cruelly lacking as we witness Turkey’s transformation into an authoritarian regime.After your arrest last October, on entirely spurious grounds, you have been held in pretrial detention ever since, imprisoned in disgraceful and intolerable conditions.For long months you have been cut off from the world and deprived of your freedom. And what was your crime? To want to practice your profession in a completely independent manner, to want to tell your fellow citizens the truth, and with humour. Being a cartoonist is not just a job for you, it is a real calling, a calling that earned you the media freedom prize from your colleagues in the association of Turkish journalists.How terribly the media in Turkey have been treated for almost a year now!Stay strong, Musa. Turkey, your fellow citizens, your readers, we all need you. Without you, without a free and independent press, citizens are no longer free and independent. You are the guardians of democracy, even more so in troubled times, and and we are grateful to you for that.Stay strong, Musa!Even thousands of kilometres away, even still unknown to you, we are at your side, committed to freedom, a free press and a democratic Turkey.With our full support and sympathy,Eva Joly, MEPSka Keller and Philippe Lamberts, co-chairs of the Greens/EFA Group, on behalf of the group members Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey April 5, 2017 – Updated on May 4, 2017 MEPs write to jailed cartoonist Musa Kart Campaigns Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldInternational bodies Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize to go further Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pasadena-based X1 Registers Record Sales Year with Explosive Growth

first_img Top of the News Business News Pasadena-based X1 Registers Record Sales Year with Explosive Growth X1’s Enterprise Search and eDiscovery Solutions for Virtual and Traditional Environments See Strong Demand and Validation from New and Expanded Customers From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | 1:02 pm More Cool Stuff Subscribe X1®, the leading enterprise search provider for virtual and traditional environments, today announced that the company achieved a record sales year in 2014, far surpassing its previous top performance in the company’s ten year history. X1’s sales increased nearly 70 percent over 2013, with the company’s support of search in virtual and hybrid environments driving demand. Highlights from 2014 include:• Purchase of over 20,000 seats of X1 SearchTM Virtual Edition and X1 Rapid DiscoveryTMamounting to $1 million, by a large US Government Agency to enable search within their virtual desktop environment and help improve business productivity.• Highly successful rollout of X1 Search to 11,000 end-users at the US Department of Defense.• Enterprise-wide purchase of X1 Search (15,000 seats) by leading global technology firm.• Several enterprise-wide purchases and rollouts of X1 Search by Am Law 100 law firms and financial institutions ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 seats.• X1 achieved VMware Ready certification on its X1 Search, X1 Search Virtual Edition, and X1 Rapid Discovery product lines. X1 is the only enterprise search solution to achieve VMware Ready certification.A recurring theme of enterprise search projects is that search is a source of major frustration for organizations. This is confirmed by survey after survey where the vast majority of respondents report dissatisfaction with their current enterprise search platform. However, X1’s customers report firm-wide X1 rollouts being major wins at their organization by improving business productivity. Marcus Stimler, CTO UK for Capgemini explains in a recent webinar, “Organizations like Capgemini are very large and there are lots of initiatives going on at different levels. X1 is a great complement to support search…and is intuitive and fast. The scalability is fantastic.”“2014 proved to be a breakout year for X1, and I thank our customers, key partners, and our hard-working employees for making this happen,” said John Patzakis, President & CEO of X1. “We believe that X1’s dual focus on end-user experience and virtualization is the key to our success. We continually hear countless testimonials from our users, at companies large and small who swear by their X1 and cannot imagine working without it. Additionally, X1 is the only enterprise search solution to quickly and automatically deploy into cloud and virtual environments. Both of these factors uniquely set X1 apart from any other search solution.”X1 Discovery, Inc., 130 W. Union Street, Pasadena, (877) 999-1347 or visit www.x1.com.About X1X1 offers next generation desktop and enterprise search solutions specifically designed for professionals who need to quickly find and act on critical business data. The same platform allows for IT and legal professionals to perform powerful searches of their organization’s data for compliance, eDiscovery and data migrations. X1 was founded by Idealab and is powered by award winning and patented X1 Search Technology for business professionals, which has over 500,000 users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.x1.com. 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Consultant ‘concerned’ over staffing at Letterkenny General

first_img By News Highland – October 5, 2012 Facebook News WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest Consultant ‘concerned’ over staffing at Letterkenny General Previous articleCounty Board rejects speculation linking Jim McGuinness with Liverpool jobNext articleTaoiseach officially opens new science laboratories at LYIT News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook A Senior Consultant at Letterkenny General Hospital has said there is concern over staffing levels at the facility.Mr Micheal Sugrue was asked to comment on the news that the HSE  will not be renewing contracts of employment for 14 newly qualified nurses at Letterkenny General Hospital.The INMO says this will lead to longer waits for treatment, more patients on trollies for longer and cancelled clinics.Mr Sugrue says that while it was difficult for him to comment, it is a cause for concern:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/suepmSTAFFING.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Snow and ice lead to dangerous road conditions

first_img Previous articleDonegal Councillor welcomes US progress on undocumentedNext article22 year-old due in court on Letterkenny burglary charges News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Snow and ice lead to dangerous road conditions WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ By News Highland – February 5, 2013 Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest News Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Motorists are being advised to take extreme care on the roads this morning.Snow and ice are causing problems for drivers in many parts of the counry with particular caution advised on secondary routes.Further wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow are forecast in many areas throughout the morning.Stay tunes to Highland Radio on air for the latest updated on road conditions. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebooklast_img read more

Juvenile Justice Act : Grant Of Bail The Norm, Says P&H HC While Reprimanding JJB Head For ‘Uncaring, Inept’ Denial of Bail [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesJuvenile Justice Act : Grant Of Bail The Norm, Says P&H HC While Reprimanding JJB Head For ‘Uncaring, Inept’ Denial of Bail [Read Order] Mehal Jain15 July 2020 5:29 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday rapped the Presiding Officer of a Juvenile Justice Board, stating that an “uncaring and inept discharge of functions” by judicial officers entrusted with the duty of giving effect to a “welfare legislation” would defeat the very purpose of constituting such Boards. Displeased at a “mechanical” refusal of regular bail to a minor boy in a matter…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?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday rapped the Presiding Officer of a Juvenile Justice Board, stating that an “uncaring and inept discharge of functions” by judicial officers entrusted with the duty of giving effect to a “welfare legislation” would defeat the very purpose of constituting such Boards. Displeased at a “mechanical” refusal of regular bail to a minor boy in a matter where even the main accused stood acquitted, the High Court went to the extent of requiring the concerned Administrative Judge “for taking necessary remedial action, as deemed fit, for improving the standard of functioning of the Principal Magistrate concerned”. The petitioner before the Court, a minor aged 17 years, had filed the revision assailing the order dated 18.03.2020 of the Principal Magistrate, Juvenile Justice Board, Gurdaspur, whereby his bail application was dismissed. The petitioner was one of the two accused in a August, 2019 FIR registered under Sections 363, 366, 376, 506, 34 and 120-B IPC along with Sections 4 and 6 of the POCSO Act, 2012. According to the prosecution, on 21.08.2019, the petitioner and the co-accused, covered their faces with handkerchiefs and abducted the victim-girl. The petitioner was alleged to have stood guard while the co-accused raped the victim-girl. The petitioner was arrested on 30.08.2019 and remained confined in the Special Home at Gurdaspur since then. He applied for grant of regular bail before the Juvenile Justice Board, Gurdaspur, and suffered the dismissal order dated 18.03.2020. Justice Sanjay Kumar of the High Court, noted that “significantly”, the co-accused of the petitioner, who allegedly committed the actual offence, stood trial before the Additional Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur, and by judgment dated 03.03.2020, “he was acquitted of all charges” on the ground that the prosecution had “failed to discharge the requisite onus beyond reasonable doubt”. “The powers, functions and responsibilities of the Board, prescribed under Section 8 of the Act of 2015, and the tone and tenor of Section 12 thereof, which deals with grant of bail to a child in conflict with the law, manifest in no uncertain terms the duty cast upon the Juvenile Justice Board to implement the letter of the law in true spirit, keeping in mind the ultimate interests of the child”, the bench further observed, iterating that Section 12 of the Act of 2015 makes it clear that grant of bail to the child in conflict with the law should be the norm and the proviso thereto requires denial of such bail only if release of the child is likely to bring him or her into association with known criminals or expose him/her to moral, physical or psychological danger or defeat the ends of justice.”Section 12 of the Act of 2015 makes it clear that grant of bail to the child in conflict with the law should be the norm and the proviso thereto requires denial of such bail only if release of the child is likely to bring him or her into association with known criminals or expose him/her to moral, physical or psychological danger or defeat the ends of justice”. Justice Kumar pulled up the concerned Principal Magistrate for “lackadaisically” recording that there were reasonable grounds to believe that if the petitioner was released on bail, it was likely to bring him into association with a known criminal or expose him to moral, physical or psychological danger, and that his release would defeat the ends of justice. Reprimanding the Magistrate for “this mechanical reproduction of the legal provision”, the bench minced no words in calling it a “mere lip service by the learned Principal Magistrate to the legal requirement” which was to “no avail”. The Single Judge expressed “utmost surprise” that after referring to the acquittal of the co-accused thus, the Principal Magistrate, Juvenile Justice Board, Gurdaspur, opined that “the petitioner had remained present at the spot while the heinous offence of rape was committed by the co-accused!”. “To add insult to injury, the concluding part of the order states to the effect that the evidence of the prosecutrix was yet to be recorded in the case!!”, exclaimed the Single bench, sternly pointed out that he, having referred to the acquittal of co-accused in the order, contradicted himself thereafter by saying that the evidence of the prosecutrix was yet to be recorded. Observing that if the Principal Magistrate was made aware of the fact that the co-accused had already been acquitted, as recorded by him in page-2 of the order, Justice Kumar stated he could not have made these mistakes in the concluding paragraph. “These errors also demonstrate the level of application of mind by the learned Principal Magistrate. These contradictions in the order speak for themselves and the inevitable inference that needs to be drawn from them reflects very poorly upon the judicial officer concerned”, rebuked the High Court. Moreover, the Single Judge found it “shocking to note” that the Magistrate did not even refer to the extant enactment viz. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, but mentioned the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, which stood repealed thereby. The bench stated that the very constitution of a Juvenile Justice Board, headed by a Metropolitan Magistrate with at least three years experience, is with the intention that such an experienced judicial officer, assisted by two social workers, would be conscious of their pious duty to ensure protection of the rights of juveniles. Justice Kumar, in his order, employs harsh terminology in commenting that “this is not the level of care or the approach expected of a Magistrate heading a Juvenile Justice Board”.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more