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Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is a leading insurance company headquartered in Mauritius that provides insurance products and services for private individuals, SMEs, and corporates in Mauritius, where services such as property insurance against damage to building and other structures, machinery equipment, motor insurance; liability insurance, including employers, family, product, professional indemnity, public, directors and officers liability, accident and health insurance are offered. Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Green Edge House / ma-style architects

first_img Projects Photographs Year:  2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460051/green-edge-house-ma-style-architects Clipboard 2012 photographs:  Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaPhotographs:  Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaSave this picture!Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. There was the building site on a gently sloping hill.It is land for sale by the lot made by recent land adjustment here.The land carries the mountains on its back in the north side and has the rich scenery which can overlook city in the south side.However, it was hard to feel the characteristic of the land because it was a residential area lined with houses here.Consideration to the privacy for the neighborhood was necessary in a design here because it was a residential area.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaTherefore at first I imagined a house with an inner court having a courtyard.However, indoor privacy is not kept in the architecture around the courtyard. In addition, light and the air are hard to circulate, too.Therefore I wanted to make a house with an inner court having a vague partition.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaAt first I float an outer wall of 2,435mm in height 800mm by Chianti lever from the ground.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaI make a floating wall by doing it this way.While a floating wall of this simple structure disturbs the eyes from the neighborhood, I take in light and air.A green edge is completed when I place trees and a plant along this floating wall.That’s why I called the house “Green edge”.The green edge that was a borderland kept it intact and located a living room or a bedroom, the place equipped with a water supply for couples in the center of the court.Then a green edge comes to snuggle up when in the indoor space even if wherever.In addition, I planned it so that nature could affect it with a person equally by assuming it a one-story house.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricA green edge and the floating wall surrounded the house, but considered it to connect space while showing an internal and external border by using the clear glass for materials.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaThe transparency of the glass weakens consciousness to partition off the inside and outside.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaThen the green edge becomes the vague domain without the border. The vagueness brings a feeling of opening in the space.In addition, the floating obstacle that made the standard of a body and the life function in a standard succeeds for the operation of the eyes of people.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaIt is like opening, and a green edge and the floating wall produce space with the transparency while being surrounded.The space changes the quality with the four seasons, too.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaThis house where the change of the four seasons was felt with a body became the new house with an inner court which expressed the non-functional richness.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaThe green edge house does not change the inside and outside definitely.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto YasudaThere is the approach in migratory of green edge and the floating wall. The green edge along the floating wall is the gray area that operated space and a function from a human physical standard and the standard of the life function.I arrange the opening to a physical standard.Act in itself to pass through the floating wall becomes the positioning of the approach as psychological recognition.In the Green edge house, various standards make mutual relations each and operate space.Save this picture!SectionFor example, as the human physical dimension, standing is 1500-1800mm, and sitting is 820-990mm. On the other hand, as the human working dimension, 750-850mm on the desk, and 730-750mm in the washstand are normally scale.From the module that such a human physical standard and the standard of the life function, floating wall was set with 650mm from the floor, 800mm from the ground.By doing so, I created the domains where the eyes of the people does not cross of inside and outside.  It leads to a feeling of opening for the living people.The floating wall shows an internal and external border. On the other hand, transparency of the glass weakens internal and external difference.With the operation of the standard, and it raises excursion characteristics not to toe the mark.Save this picture!Section DetailThe green edge house is the house which was rich in the variety that balance of the space was planned by a building and a physical standard. Project gallerySee allShow lessWalmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto RequenaSelected ProjectsCan a Law of Linguistics Predict How Cities Grow?Architecture News Share Houses “COPY” Green Edge House / ma-style architects Architects: mA-style architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Makoto Yasuda+ 15 Share “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Fujieda, Japan Japan Green Edge House / ma-style architectsSave this projectSaveGreen Edge House / ma-style architects Area:  73 m² Area:  73 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460051/green-edge-house-ma-style-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officemA-style architectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFujiedaHousesJapanPublished on December 23, 2013Cite: “Green Edge House / ma-style architects” 23 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Haus B / one fine day + Ulrike Thies

first_imgArchitects: one fine day Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901172/haus-b-one-fine-day Clipboard Wassink Ingenieure, Jürgen Scholte-Wassink Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901172/haus-b-one-fine-day Clipboard Photographs:  Roland Borgmann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Schöck, Bauwerk Parkett, Gutmann, Kebony, Warema, Via Haus B / one fine day + Ulrike Thies 2016 Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Haus B / one fine day + Ulrike ThiesSave this projectSaveHaus B / one fine day + Ulrike Thies Houses Projects Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Structural Design: Tender And Site Supervision (Lph6 8):Ulrike Thies, Freie Architektin, M.Sc. IPMExecutive Architect:Ulrike ThiesDesign Architect:Daniela Hake, Holger Hoffmann, Hajdin Dragusha, Janis Millard, Gabriele GölzerCity:DreieichCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roland BorgmannRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. SettlementsHaus B is located in the town of Dreieich, within the vicinity of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Here the house is embedded in a quite typical suburban housing settlement that had been developed during the 1960s. Today, this settlement depicts both: the aesthetics of an increasingly wealthy, yet rather conservative and homogeneous suburban society during the so-called “Wirtschaftswunder” of post-war Germany; and a heavily plural and individualist approach towards the aesthetics of one’s own house that manifests itself in a rather eclectic collage of styles since the 1990s. Save this picture!© Roland BorgmannSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Roland BorgmannGeometryHaus B is based on strictly ordered geometrical relations that allow for a certain degree of elasticity in order to respond to the different demands of, the client, the place, or the building authority. While it is conceived of a careful reading of the place, the house needs to respond to the rather technical influencing factors of its site as well. The building stretches as an elongated volume from north-west to southeast and exploits solar gains while it protects the garden from the noisy street at its north side. The slightly deformed volume adopts the directions and comparably low heights of the neighboring eave-lines. It is then raised at its center in order to softly translate the obliqueness of the neighboring roofs and blend them with the advantages of an explicitly modern flat roof.Save this picture!Geometry DetailsHouse and gardenThe house’s south-façade has to solve several important, yet contradictory functions at once: it has to be inviting and representative as it organizes the casual cohabitation of an everyday family-life. Here, the exploration of different outside spaces, such as the porch that preludes the front-door, the terrace that enlarges the adjacent living-room, the roof-terrace that completes the master bedroom and the roof-garden in front of the children’s rooms is used for both: it strengthens the connection of house and garden as well as it defines the building’s ‘Gestalt’.  Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricInteriorThe interior of Haus B is closely connected to this zone of transition. From here several well-known housing-typologies, such as an enfilade along the glass-façade, a gridded array of rather functional spaces, or a double-height space with a gallery and open stair – all stretched across a split-level – blend to form a comparably rich and continuous living-landscape.Save this picture!© Roland BorgmannEcologyHaus B has been conceived and equipped to exceed the requirements of the latest German energy saving regulations (EnEV). It has been directed towards south/south-west in order to gain as much as possible solar energy during winter, whereby the projecting roofs and adjustable canvas blinds protect the interior from the sun during summertime. Next, to the application of durable materials all exterior wall and roof surfaces contain up to 20cm thick layers of thermal insulation. All windows are at least double-glazed. 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Milk Promotion Group Announces Producer Relations Program Coordinator

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleEthanol Industry Cries Fowl Over Poultry ClaimsNext articleTake 2 on Farm Bill in Congress Andy Eubank SHARE Milk Promotion Group Announces Producer Relations Program Coordinator Home Indiana Agriculture News Milk Promotion Group Announces Producer Relations Program Coordinator Indiana dairy farmers, meet your new Producer Relations Program Coordinator. Jackie Barber has joined Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, Inc. in that role and she is already getting her feet wet.“This spring there is going to be producer meetings for the various milk production coops and so I’ll be going out to the producer meetings and meeting farmers. Also I just came back from Ft. Wayne Farm Show last week so I got to meet some people at the dairy farmer luncheon there. It’s always good to get out and meet the people actually on the farm doing the work.”Barber will work on behalf of more than 1200 Indiana dairy farm families.“I will basically be a liaison between the MPSI programs and the dairy farmers in the state, letting them know what programs we’re doing to help promote dairy consumption throughout Indiana.”She told HAT that would include Fuel Up to Play 60, “which is a partnership with the National Football League to promote health and wellness in school age children. We have a lot of Indiana schools that are involved in that and a lot of kids reached by that program encouraging them to eat well and exercise.”Having never attended the Indy 500 she will have a great view of that annual tradition while hanging out with the Milk Men.“I’m definitely excited about going to the 500 and seeing them present the drink of milk to the winning driver. I think that’s going to be a really interesting experience.”Barber, a 2012 graduate of Oklahoma State University, holds a degree in agricultural communications. She is a native of Fishers, Indiana and a graduate of Fishers High School.As a former member of the Hamilton Southeastern Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, Jackie served as an FFA district president and competed on horse and livestock judging teams. She also participated in Hamilton County 4-H, showing Dorset ewes, market lambs, crossbred ewes, beef heifers, and competing in dog obedience.MPSI is the parent organization of the American Dairy Association of Indiana and the Dairy & Nutrition Council. The organizations represent the state’s dairy farmers and its dairy industry, which ranks as Indiana’s fourth largest agricultural enterprise.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/01/Jackie-Barber.mp3|titles=Jackie Barber] Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jan 24, 2013 last_img read more

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China to Make Countermeasures to U.S. Tariffs, Despite Announced Delay

first_img Previous articleISDA Photo Contest Winners HonoredNext articleDrought Expands to Half of Midwest I-States NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Aug 15, 2019 China to Make Countermeasures to U.S. Tariffs, Despite Announced Delay China plans to retaliate against the latest round of U.S. tariffs, despite President Trump’s announced delay of implementation. Originally planned for September 1, the ten percent tariffs are delayed until December 15, to avoid impacting holiday shoppers, according to the president. China vows to counter the latest round of tariffs that will total $300 billion once fully implemented. The Chinese finance ministry says the tariffs “violated a consensus reached between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached in June, according to Reuters.Negotiators spoke over the phone this week and still plan to meet in September in Washington. However, the tariff threat from Trump and China’s vowed retaliation, along with developing unrest between China and Hong Kong, have sparked fear in financial markets the talks may again fail. Financial analysts have predicted that the trade war would lead to a U.S. recession in the next year, if escalated. Agriculture is facing the brunt of China’s retaliation with China recently stopping the purchases of U.S. agricultural products. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News China to Make Countermeasures to U.S. Tariffs, Despite Announced Delay Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Campaigners call for transparency over Home Office meetings with tech companies

first_img Civil liberty organisations have written to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd in advance of her meeting with tech companies on Thursday, March 30th. Organisation United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expression February 11, 2021 Find out more Safety of journalists remains active concern in Northern Ireland as BBC Panorama team is threatened February 12, 2021 Find out more March 30, 2017 Campaigners call for transparency over Home Office meetings with tech companies RSF condemns BBC broadcast ban as example of Chinese government reprisal News Follow the news on United Kingdom Receive email alerts News Solidarity with Swedish media outlet Realtid ahead of UK defamation case hearing March 23, 2021 Find out more News Rudd has asked for a meeting to discuss ways that companies can help the Government combat terrorism. It comes in the wake of Rudd’s comments to the BBC’s Andrew Marr about encryption and her desire to talk to people “who understand the necessary hashtags” in order to prevent extremist content from being posted online.The campaigners are calling for:• Transparency about any meetings and agreements made between the Government and tech companies 
• Evidence-based policies that do not jeopardise the personal security of UK citizens 
• Input from the civil society, human rights and legal organisations to ensure that the privacy, and free speech rights of citizens are protectedEncryption Encryption is vital for ensuring that citizens can communicate, shop and bank online safely. Weakening encryption technologies would put UK citizens at greater risk of cyber crime.The Investigatory Powers Act gives the Government the power to compel companies to reengineer their products and services if it is reasonable and technically possible. This means that the government can secretly order companies to remove encryption.Online content The Government wants companies to take down online extremist content that they believe radicalises individuals to carry out acts terrorism. Transparency and judicial oversight should be required for government takedown requests.The full letter is available here.Quotes from signatoriesJim Killock, Executive Director, Open Rights Group:“Rudd’s comments to Marr show a worrying lack of understanding about how encryption keeps us all safe. She clearly needs to talk to experts but this should be done openly and transparently. Secret deals between governments and companies have no place in a democracy.”Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders:”Amber Rudd’s comments on encryption are yet another example of this government sacrificing freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and other human rights in the name of security, and contribute to a very worrying trend of increasing attacks on press freedom in the UK in recent months. The ability to communicate securely is essential for investigative journalists, their sources, and whistleblowers. Eliminating encryption tools likes WhatsApp would have a broad chilling effect, and would serve as another damaging blow to investigative journalism in the UK.”Thomas Hughes, Executive Director, ARTICLE 19:”Encryption capabilities are fundamental to allow us to communicate freely and safely in an open and democratic society. Any discussions of a framework through which the security services can access our communications must be transparent. Knee-jerk political statements and rushed through deals are at best unhelpful at protecting our civil liberties and at worst a dangerous threat to them. The government risks eroding our freedoms at a time when it is alluding to a desire to protect them.” News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expression to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

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#Limerick customers to sue bank over tracker mortgage moves

first_imgFinalists of Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards announced BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs Pensioner lost €2000 in fake bank scam Twitter BusinessNews#Limerick customers to sue bank over tracker mortgage movesBy Staff Reporter – March 30, 2016 1435 #Limerick borrowers are expected to joing a legal action to sue PTSB#LIMERICK customers of Permanent TSB who were removed from their tracker mortgages and later restored at higher rates are to join hundreds of others customers in a legal challenge on the bank’s compensation offers.The bank has admitted that some 1,400 customers still have to be restored to their tracker mortgages which are set at a 1 per cent margin above the European Central Bank rate which currently stands at just 0.05 per cent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In the region of 450 to 500 customers were offered rates of 3.3 per cent or 3.4 per cent by Permanent TSB, resulting in them paying several thousand euro extra in interest charges.These customers are arguing that they were unfairly treated by the bank and were denied a return to their previously beneficial mortgage rate. Customers fixed their loan rates for a period and now the current rates offer them little by way of benefit.Last Summer, the Central Bank ordered that PTSB introduce a redress scheme whereby customers could be put back on their preferred tracker mortgage, refund them over-charges and pay a compensation figure.It is now expected that customers penalised by the change in interest rate will instigate a legal challenge against the bank.PTSB said in a statement that the bank offered “a rate that is in accordance with each individual customers contract.”They added that the rate is specific to the circumstances and that tracker rate that was applicable at the expiry of the fixed rate period.Referencing the redress scheme, PTSB said that there was an independent appeals body set up to assist customers resolve issues without the expense of going to court.“The independent appeals body can hear appeals about any aspect of the redress and compensation offer made to them including appeals about the rate issue only”.It is now understood that all banks are conducting investigations into customers who were wrongly removed from their tracker rates.AIB is expected to have to restore around 3,000 customers to the low-rate mortgages after the bank has set aside €190 million to cover the cost of restoring tracker rates, refunding overcharged interest and paying compensation to those effected.The set aside money is also expected to account for lower levels of interest that it will earn from the affected customers in future.Similarily, Bank of Ireland has restored 2,000 of its customers who were removed from trackers in 2011 but it is not known what the lender’s position is on restoring 1,800 of its own employees to tracker rates, along with another 1,200 customers. Previous articleElectric Picnic’s Trailer Park ChallengeNext articleMoya Brennan’s concert with singers and harpist gives hope to Dóchas Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie News in briefs and round-ups TAGSAIBBankBank of IrelandCentral BankEuropean Central BanklimerickmortgagePTSBredresstracker mortgage Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Limerick school surprised with wild card for Junk Kouture finals University of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conferencelast_img read more

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Single-Family Housing Market is Making ‘Slow But Steady Progress’

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/16/2016 Next: Banking Industry Begins Preparation for Higher Credit Costs Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Confidence among home builders has been on a series of ups and downs over the last few months, showing slow but continued progression in the single-family sector, but they are still faced with concerns about labor and lot shortages.Home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes was flat for the month of March at 58, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).Last month, builder confidence came in at 58, down from January’s 61 and seven points lower than its recent peak  of 65 in October. That said, the index is still well above the tipping point of 50 and three points above last February’s number.“Confidence levels are hovering above the 50-point mid-range, indicating that the single-family market continues to make slow but steady progress,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Illinois.  “However, builders continue to report problems regarding a shortage of lots and labor.”The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.According to the NAHB, the HMI component gauging current sales conditions was steady in March at 65, while the index measuring sales expectations in the next six months dropped three points to 61. In addition, the component that measures buyer traffic increased four points to 43, the report noted.“While builder sentiment has been relatively flat for the last few months, the March HMI reading correlates with NAHB’s forecast of a steady firming of the single-family sector in 2016,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “Solid job growth, low mortgage rates, and improving mortgage availability will help keep the housing market on a gradual upward trajectory in the coming months.”Crowe added that the stable but modest level of sentiment aligns with recent construction and sales reports. The Census Bureau and HUD recently reported that January single-family start and permits were down but remained well above the 2015 annual averages. Meanwhile, new homes sales also fell in January but are expected to bounce back.”Builders remain concerned about the availability and cost of labor and land,” Crowe said. “Higher costs for those two elementary feeds into home building are driving up the price of homes and making it even more difficult to answer the budding demand from first time home buyers. Increased equity in the hands of existing homeowners allow those buyers to trade up but still leaves the first time buyer stretched.”He continued, “The March reading of the HMI is in line with NAHB’s expectation for a modest but steady increase in home sales as buyers do begin to leave their winter hibernation, look around for new home options and finally break that pent up demand dam.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Single-Family Housing Market is Making ‘Slow But Steady Progress’ Share Save Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Housing Market is Making ‘Slow But Steady Progress’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Housing Market Single-Family Homes 2016-03-16 Brian Honea March 16, 2016 1,084 Views Tagged with: Housing Market Single-Family Homes Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Subscribe  Print This Postlast_img read more

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‘How Can Supply Of Drugs To Sushant Be Proved When He Is No More?’ Lawyer Submits In Rhea Bail Hearing

first_imgTop Stories’How Can Supply Of Drugs To Sushant Be Proved When He Is No More?’ Lawyer Submits In Rhea Bail Hearing Nitish Kashyap29 Sep 2020 7:54 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved orders on the bail applications filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant Singh’s servants Samuel Miranda & Dileep Sawant and alleged drug peddler Abdel Basit Parihar in the case registered by Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) for allegedly procuring drugs for the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Justice Sarang V…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved orders on the bail applications filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant Singh’s servants Samuel Miranda & Dileep Sawant and alleged drug peddler Abdel Basit Parihar in the case registered by Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) for allegedly procuring drugs for the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Justice Sarang V Kotwal held hearing from 11 AM till 6.45 PM.Appearing on behalf of accused Abdel Parihar, Advocate Taraq Sayed submitted that in cases where the offences are punishable with a maximum of one year sentence, such offences ought to be regarded as bailable under the NDPS Act. If the recoveries are small quantities, the offences are bailable.Narrating the chronology of events, Advocate Sayed submitted that on Aug 28, Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora were arrested with 13 grams of ganja. They were granted bail. Based on their statements, on Sep 2, Abdel Basit Parihar was arrested. Kaizan Ebrahim and Zaid Viltara were also arrested.Adv Sayed argued that all these people have been rounded-up with a single submission that Sushant Singh was consuming drugs. No recovery has been made from the five applicants before the Court. On the basis of statements of the arrested persons, others were arrested, who were alleged to be in the trade. “So there is a chain?”, Justice Kotwal asked at this juncture.Sayed replied : The chain allegedly ended with Sushant Singh, who died in June.(on June 14). Sushant expired in June. We are being charged with conspiracy to supply drugs to him in the month of March.”Whatever recoveries they have made today from people like Keshwani, can that be a part of the conspiracy to supply drugs to Sushant, who is now no more? The allegation is that we facilitated the consumption of drugs by Sushant. Accepting that theory at face value at this stage, what can I be charged for? Consumption is Section 27(of NDPS Act), the accused can therefore be at most charged under Section 29. Can an offence of conspiracy be higher than the principal offence?” Adv Sayed contended.He further argued that at the time of remand, there was no non-bailable offence. He claimed that his client Abdel Parihar is a student of architecture who lost one year. Responding to ASG Singh’s submissions, Sayed asserted-“The mischief of NCB is that they do not mention whether it is a small or commercial category. Statement recorded by NCB under Section 67 can be used only to corroborate seizure.In a given case of no recovery, and if my involvement cumulatively does not exceed a small quantity, how can my statement be looked into unless there is a recovery of contraband”. Responding to an earlier submission made by Additional Solicotor General Anil Singh on behalf of the NCB that drug offences are worse than murder, Sayed said :”More people in our country die smoking cigarettes and chewing gutka (than consuming drugs). So let us leave aside all the moralistic arguments”.”NCB is a premier investigation agency. They have better things to do than arrest people with few grams of charas or ganja. 19 college students have been arrested and NCB is projecting as if a drug cartel has been busted. They (NCB) are only playing with the sections. There are no specific allegations to show that I am part of a big drug syndicate.”Though 19 people have been arrested, the NCB has not recovered even 100 grams of ganja from them, he said with a sarcasticSayed : 19 college students have been arrested and NCB is projecting as if a drug cartel has been [email protected] #RheaChakraborty#NDPS#NCB— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) September 29, 2020 Advocate Sayed dealt with NCB’s allegation that the accused are a part of large drug syndicate, he said-“Maybe, they have arrested people who may occasionally smoke the contraband articles. But by which stretch of imagination can the NCB argue that this is a syndicate, a cartel!Yes, at this age, young people may do things which they should not. At the most, this is a case of consumption. Where is the evidence of conspiracy? For a cartel!”Thereafter, Sayed said-“We are maligning a man who is now no more. How can the offence of supply of drugs to Sushant Singh Rajput be proved when the man is no more?”Sayed : How can the offence of supply of drugs to Sushant Singh Rajput be proved when the man is no more?#RheaChakraborty#NDPS#NCB #SushantSinghRajput— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) September 29, 2020 Referring to Kerala High Court’s decision in KK Ashraf vs State of Kerala, Sayed quoted-“The expression “financing” is not related to the payment of the value of the narcotic drug. On the other hand, it involves an activity other than sale or purchase of the narcotic drug, in which a person invests or provides funds or resources for facilitating the “…activities mentioned in sub-clauses (i) to (v) of clause (viiia) of Section 2 of the NDPS Act” Sayed further questioned that suppose one sends a message to a dealer asking for 10 grams of hashish. The dealer replies he is sending and only on the basis of these two messages can an offence be proved?Unless and until the prosecution proves that the contraband was actually delivered to me, those messages have no evidentiary value. The delivery man could have smoked the contraband himself, or could have stolen it, or could have delivered it to someone else. Without proof of actual delivery, the messages have no evidentiary value, Sayed submitted.”If this Court is going to hold that a person can be sent to gallows on the basis of a statement recorded by NCB, without recovery, we are going to open a pandora’s box. NCB is then going to rule the roost”, the counsel warned.The moment you use the term ‘illicit drug trade’ it implies a tradeable quantity : Saeed.#RheaChakraborty #SushantSinghRajput #NDPS— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) September 29, 2020 Full updates from the hearing may be read here. Next Storylast_img read more

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Mull Historical Society: This is Hope

first_imgColin Macintyre (aka Mull Historical Society) pleads “I’m not cool anymore, stay with me honey” on the opening track, ‘Peculiar’, of third studio album This is Hope. Following up on the mainstream success of 2003’s Usit contains eleven tracks of innocuous melodic pop that aspire to latter- day Beatledom. Indeed, coolness is not the impression secured by repeated exposure to the album; MacIntyre’s production, mixing up his Hebridean lyrical fixation with orchestral and choral samples, sounds more suited to a pipe and slippers, than to air guitaring with a JD in hand. Moments of retro redemption prevent Mull Historical Society’s full immersion in the spirit of blandness popularised by David Gray and Coldplay. ‘Casanova at the Weekend’ owes a significant debt to Coldplay and their contemporaries. ’Death of A Scientist’, however, is a welcome interjection of Kinks karaoke and ‘Your Love, My Gain’ safely traverses into the territory of the classic nostalgic ballad. A harmless exercise in creating an album largely composed of audio non-entities, the lacklustre listening experience that is This is Hopeis not a complete ‘Hebridean Disaster’. Perhaps an attempted wreck is what MacIntyre was seeking to reveal to his mainland audience. If it was, he failed, but only just. Instead of this, the Mull Historical Society has prematurely matured, and produced, hope and an egalitarian soundtrack for Bovril drinkers everywhere.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more