RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Why stock market crash round 2 could be a rare chance to make a million

first_img 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. The prospect of a second stock market crash over the coming months may cause some investors to become worried about their financial prospects. That’s understandable, since this year’s market decline prompted severe falls in the share prices of many companies.However, a market decline can also prove to be a rare buying opportunity. Certainly, it causes short-term paper losses. However, low stock prices can deliver recoveries that produce high capital returns for an investor’s portfolio.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…Therefore, rather than worrying about a potential market downturn, viewing it as an opportunity to lock-in cheap share prices could be a more profitable move.A rare opportunityThis year’s stock market crash was a relatively rare event. The last market downturn of a similar size and scale occurred over a decade ago when the global financial crisis was in full flow. Prior to that, there have been relatively few similar occurrences, with notable bear markets including the dotcom bubble in the early 2000s.Certainly, there have been many market corrections and periods of high volatility throughout the stock market’s history. However, occasions where investors are selling equities en masse to pile into less risky assets due to panic and fear being prevalent are fairly uncommon. Therefore, opportunities to buy high-quality companies at rock-bottom prices are worth grasping for any investor who can look beyond the next few months and instead focus on recovery prospects over the coming years.Recovering from a stock market crashThe track records of indexes such as the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 suggest that buying shares after a stock market crash is a sound move. After all, equity markets have always delivered recoveries following their declines. Sometimes this process has taken a matter of months. But in other cases, it has taken years for the stock market to return to previous highs.Investors can improve their prospects of taking part in a stock market recovery by focusing on high-quality businesses. For example, those companies with low debt and a competitive advantage may be better able to survive weak operating conditions in the short run. They may also be better placed to benefit from an economic recovery. This may lead to higher profits and a rising share price that positively impacts on an investor’s portfolio.Making a millionInvesting in a diverse range of shares after a stock market crash may increase overall returns. This may enable an investor to beat the market’s average return over the long run.Even assuming an investor matches the 8% annual total return that indexes such as the FTSE 100 have delivered could lead to a portfolio valued in excess of a million. For example, investing £100,000 today at an 8% return would produce a seven-figure portfolio within 30 years. Similarly, a £750 monthly investment would lead to a £1m portfolio over the same timeframe.However, it may be possible to obtain a greater return by purchasing high-quality shares at low prices after a stock market crash. This could reduce the amount of time it takes to obtain a portfolio valued at seven figures. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Why stock market crash round 2 could be a rare chance to make a million Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Friday, 6th November, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Rugby photos to make you smile

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Back on the home trail, we have these colourful editions from the club game:Take a break: A fan underneath a Tigers mural, 2016 (Getty Images)Pre-match entertainment: The bar is knocked off at Gloucester, 2013 (Getty Images)Top 14, 2012 (GettyImages)And then, simply because French rugby can be a magical, unexplained wonder, we have a selection of images from the Gallic game – some involving French teams and others taken in the country. This last section is the pièce de résistance…In truth we could have found quite a few photos of Yoann Huget (hugging it out on the right) and lots and lots of crazy fans enjoying themselves at a few big-time matches. But in the end we focussed on the top players and coaches or famous visitors to France. So how about some of these, then…Face full: dean Richards and England face France, 1991 (Getty Images)Ten years later: More Le Crunch tussling, 2001 (Getty Images)Further back: Wales’ celebrity players in 1971 (Getty Images)Big in Paris: Agustin Pichot at Rugby World Cup 2007 (Getty Images)Bigger: Gregan wins RWC1999 (Getty)LOL: Then-coach Bernard Laporte makes a joke in 2007 (Getty Images)Wine time: Bordeaux players during the grape harvest, 2018 (Getty Images)What the…?: Dimitri Yachvili and Imanol Harinordoquy in 2003 (Getty Images)Dog pile: At a captain’s run in NZ, 2011 (Getty Images)We could put up loads more – there is a wealth of All Blacks promo shots, for example, with Jonah Lomu carrying Martina Hingis or 2003 squad members covered in black paint and jumping onto canvas. There are also too many pictures out there of streakers or players getting their shorts pulled down. How could we pick?!If you want to send us any of their funny rugby snaps – or any pics at all you are particularly proud of – they may make it into the magazine. Simply contact us at [email protected] Prank: Manu Tuilagi’s infamous bunny ears with David Cameron, 2013 (Getty Images) center_img In these uncertain times, we thought it best to look at the lighter side of rugby Rugby photos to make you smileWe are all still in the midst of lockdown and the weather where you are may not be that great either. So in an effort to lighten the mood a little, we have delved into the archives to find fun, funny, quirky rugby photos that might put a smile on your face.These aren’t necessarily photos of the finest moments in the game, but rather more light-hearted snaps that show the brighter side of the game. From action to feature shots and even the odd candid snap, we are celebrating the more amusing aspects of our sport!Related: Stunning Six Nations pictures through the yearsWe’ve all seen Manu Tuilagi’s ‘bunny ears’ on Prime Minister Davidi Cameron in 2013, after the victorious Lions tour of Australia, but here are a few other hidden gems, forgotten treasures, bright action images and hilarious hi-jinks…Cut loose: A Baa-Baas side entertain at the 1991 Hong Kong Sevens. (Getty Images)You may have spotted Micky Skinner, Will Carling and Rupert Moon amongst the Barbarians at the Hong Kong Sevens in 1991. Anyone else stand out for you?Swanning about: Luke Charteris warms up in Cardiff, 2015 (Getty Images)There’s long legs and long necks at Welsh training in 2015.Feeling fresh: Wales players back in 1995 (Getty Images)More Welsh hi-jinks here as Jonathan Humphreys is doused in Johannesburg – it had just been anounced that the hooker would captain a young Welsh team against the Springboks in July 1995.Skipping: South Africans on a tour of Europe, 1965 (Getty Images)There was this light-on-the-feet moment from some Springboks on the Avenue de l’Opéra in Paris, in the Sixties.If we stick with touring there are also these crackers:Hug it out: Clive Woodward and Brian Ashton in the US, 2001 (Getty Images)Fielding: All Blacks unwind with hotel cricket in Sydney, 2005 (Getty Images)Jet boat: The Springboks management in NZ, 2011 (Getty Images)Samba kings: Ireland with Brazilian dancers at the Sevens World Cup, 2005 (Getty Images)Diplomatic: Boris Johnson after colliding with a youth in Tokyo, 2015 (Getty Images)On a quick zip around the UK, we’ve also eyed these shots from down the years. But first, a more modern snap:Hand-me-downs: Gareth Thomas provides Prince Harry with kit for son Archie. (Getty Images)Tackle contraption: This intriguing photo is from Bedford School, 1929. (Getty Images)A dog’s life: Graham Dawe of Bath in the countryside, 1994 (Getty Images)Graceful: England players with the London Festival Ballet, 1989. (Getty Images)Slap in the face: Paul Ringer of Llanelli while facing NZ, 1980. (Getty Images)Unplayable rain: Saints and Dragons make for the changing rooms, 2014 (Getty Images)More rain: Sliding Scarlets in 2014 (Getty Images)In the image to the left, below this, you can see former England back-row Andy Ripley– of Rosslyn Park – posing with three women, including gymnast Suzanne Dando, back in 1975. But how does it compare to the image beside it, of France’s  Jean Gachassin, Benoit Dauga and Walter Spanghero in 1967?Contortion: 1975. (Getty Images)French fancy: 1967 (Getty Images)last_img read more

England juniors beat Ireland juniors to win World Rugby U20 Championship

first_imgSunday Jun 26, 2016 England juniors beat Ireland juniors to win World Rugby U20 Championship England were crowned World Rugby U20 Champions for the third time in four years as they beat Ireland 45-21 in Manchester. Slightly overshadowed by the senior team’s successful tour of Australia, the U20s cruised to the final, with a number of stars being born.They scored six tries at a packed AJ Bell Stadium, as flyhalf Harry Mallinder scored 23 points to finish as the tournament’s leading points scorer.“It’s great to test yourself against the very best in the world, we’ve had that in this tournament and it’s exciting as a young lad to get this opportunity. It’s been an amazing journey and a huge squad effort,” Mallinder, the son of Northampton Saints coach Jim, said after raising the trophy.“I’ve gained some great experience during this tournament.  It’s an amazing opportunity to play with your mates, who you have played with through age-grade rugby, and test yourself against the very best in the world.“It’s been a great summer, what we’ve enjoyed most is the support and relationship we’ve had from the seniors and Saxons. We’ve heard from them throughout and that’s a huge boost because as players that’s where we want to be,” said Mallinder.Irish coach Nigel Carolan said: “We felt we were beaten by the better side. They were very clinical, any chance they got they took and, at 21-0 down, it was always going to be an uphill battle.“I’m extremely proud of the way these boys have conducted themselves over the last three and a half weeks, it’s been an immense tournament.”In the battle for third place, Argentina beat South Africa for the second time in the tournament, this time with a convincing 49-19 scoreline.Ireland’s number eight Max Deegan was named Player of the Tournament for his contribution.The next World Rugby U20 Championship will take place in Georgia next year.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

Annerley House / zuzana&nicholas

first_img Structural Engineering: Annerley House / zuzana&nicholasSave this projectSaveAnnerley House / zuzana&nicholasSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 20Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officezuzana&nicholasOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureOn FacebookAnnerleyAustraliaPublished on June 08, 2021Cite: “Annerley House / zuzana&nicholas” 08 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Annerley, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962985/annerley-house-zuzana-and-nicholas Clipboard “COPY” Projects Year:  Annerley House / zuzana&nicholas NGS Structural Engineers Photographs Photographs:  Christopher Frederick Jones Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img “COPY” Manufacturers: AllKind Joinery & Glass, Ceramica Vogue, Eco Outdoor, Lysaght, Arkie, Concrete Nation, Shadeform Area:  119 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: zuzana&nicholas Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily 2020 Project Architect:Nicholas SkepperDesign & Documentation:Zuzana Kovar, Nicholas SkepperArchitects:zuzana&nicholasLandscape Design:Jonathan KopinskiCity:AnnerleyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Annerley House is a renovation and extension to an existing traditional Queenslander cottage that suffered from a poor connection to the backyard and introverted public rooms. The project sought to connect the interior of the house with its garden, a vital space for a family with young children, and one that the existing cottage previously turned its back on.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe proposed extension was conceived of as an outdoor room that when open would become part of the garden and allow for visual connections between spaces and through gardens – the cook in the kitchen can converse with someone in the garden, similarly one of the children reading in the bay window can interact with her sister playing in the living room, and a visitor at the front door can make eye contact with the host in the garden. These relationships not only provide for an interconnectedness, and improved access to light and ventilation, but also allow for a generosity of space within an otherwise small house.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe connections between rooms and with the garden that is facilitated by the project allow the young kids to move freely between indoor and outdoor play, whilst remaining connected to their parent elsewhere in the house. Previously the lack of connection between spaces and interior / exterior prohibited this type of flexible occupation, which is a frustrating condition for a young family.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesAn emphasis was placed on achieving the alterations and additions with minimal introduction of new built area, and maximizing the preservation of the existing cottage and garden space.  Minimizing new building and overall floor area was key to the client and architect’s approach to environmental and cost management.Save this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe new extension replaced an old lean-to laundry structure, and the new work sought to adopt the expression of a simple but refined garden structure appended to the rear of the existing cottage. The corrugated zincalume external cladding and pitched roof of the upper volume references the adjacent roof of the cottage and the character of a garden shed, whilst the concrete base and stone paved terrace anchor the extension in the garden.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesThe emphasis on the importance of the garden for the project led to the engagement of landscape designer Jonathan Kopinski, who collaborated with the architect, and particularly closely with the client to design and deliver the landscape design.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessETP for Reefat Garments / SILTSelected ProjectsTheorem Winery / Richard Beard ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962985/annerley-house-zuzana-and-nicholas Clipboard Australia Houseslast_img read more

Guardian charity award launched

Howard Lake | 4 April 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian charity award was launched yesterday at Charityfair. The Guardian charity award was launched yesterday at Charityfair. Five winning organisations will each receive £5,000. One of the winners will also appear in the Guardian’s Christmas appeal, which netted £30,000 for last year’s charity.Read about the award and last year’s winners in When wishes come true by David Brindle in The Guardian. For an application form contact: Gerry O’Connor, the Guardian Charity Award 2000, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3ER. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Guardian charity award launched 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. read more

Little hope for press freedom on eve of President Assad’s second seven-year term

first_imgNews Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further News Newscenter_img Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News July 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Little hope for press freedom on eve of President Assad’s second seven-year term Reporters Without Borders appealed for the release of Michel Kilo, Muhened Abdulrahman and Habib Saleh today, on the eve of President Bashar Al-Assad’s swearing-in tomorrow for a second seven-year term.“Assad’s first term as president was marked by many arrests of Syrian journalists and activists,” the press freedom organisation said. “The state of emergency that has been in effect since 1963 is still used as a pretext to control the news media. A journalist and two cyber-dissidents are currently in prison for daring to express themselves freely. The government continues to cite the Islamist threat or regional problems in order to postpone political reforms.”Reporters Without Borders added: “There is no press freedom in Syria. The Baathist repressive apparatus hounds journalists whose work annoys the authorities. Arbitrary arrests, intimidation and censorship are part of their daily lot. Syria is one of the Middle East’s most ruthless countries in this respect.”A 67-year-old journalist and writer, Kilo was sentenced on 13 May to three years in prison for “weakening national sentiment.” He was arrested on 14 May 2006 after signing the “Beirut-Damascus, Damascus-Beirut” appeal by Syrian and Lebanese intellectuals for a radical overhaul of relations between the two countries, which the Syrian authorities described as “interference in the internal affairs” of Syria and as a “provocation.” He has been held ever since in Adra prison on the outskirts of Damascus.Saleh, a writer aged 59, was sentenced to three years in prison by a military tribunal in the west-central town of Homs after an unfair trial on 16 August 2006. Arrested in May 2005 in Tartus, 130 km north of Damascus, he was accused of disseminating “mendacious reports.” Abdulrahman, 25, has been held without trial since 7 September 2006 for contributing to independent websites.President since 2001, Assad won another seven-year term with 97.62 per cent of the votes in an election on 29 May in which he was the only candidate. He is regarded by Reporters Without Borders as one of the world’s 34 “press freedom predators.”last_img read more

Jaipur Blasts Case- Rajasthan HC Expresses Surprise At Police Arresting An Accused Soon After His Release From 12 Yrs Custody & Acquittal In 8 Other Similar Cases

first_imgTop StoriesJaipur Blasts Case- Rajasthan HC Expresses Surprise At Police Arresting An Accused Soon After His Release From 12 Yrs Custody & Acquittal In 8 Other Similar Cases Manu Sebastian27 Feb 2021 9:58 PMShare This – xThe ordeal of Shahbaz Ahmad, who was denied freedom from prison despite his acquittal in cases related to Jaipur blasts of 2008, makes a mockery of the cherished fundamental right to personal liberty guaranteed under our Constitution.Recently, the Rajasthan High Court was shocked to learn that Shahbaz Ahmad(48), who has been under custody since 2008, was arrested again in a case related to…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 ordeal of Shahbaz Ahmad, who was denied freedom from prison despite his acquittal in cases related to Jaipur blasts of 2008, makes a mockery of the cherished fundamental right to personal liberty guaranteed under our Constitution.Recently, the Rajasthan High Court was shocked to learn that Shahbaz Ahmad(48), who has been under custody since 2008, was arrested again in a case related to Jaipur blasts, although he was found innocent in 8 other similar cases registered in relation to the blasts.It was on December 18, 2019 that a Special Court at Jaipur designated to try Jaipur blast cases acquitted Ahmad in eight cases, saying that the prosecution “totally failed” to prove the accusations against him.  The Special Court sentenced four other accused persons to death after finding them guilty for the 2008 blasts which killed 71 persons and injured over 200 persons.The only allegation made by the Prosecution to link Ahmad – originally a native of Lucknow- to the blasts was that he had sent an email from a cyber cafe on behalf of Indian Mujahideen to TV channels about the incident. However, the Trial Court rejected the Prosecution case against Ahmad and held that he had no links with the other accused and that no e-mail was proved to have been sent by him.Exactly a week after the acquittal orders, on December 25, 2019, the Rajasthan police recorded the arrest of Ahmad in another FIR registered in 2008 in connection with the blasts – which had been kept dormant all that while without filing chargesheet.In June 2020, the police submitted chargesheet in this FIR. Ahmad filed an application in the trial court seeking discharge from the case on the ground of ‘double jeopardy’ under Article 20(2), Section 300 CrPC and 71 IPC, saying that the allegations were same and identical as the other cases in which he was acquitted after trial.While that application was pending, he sought regular bail under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Sessions Court rejected bail. Following that he approached the High Court.High Court expresses surpriseThe High Court expressed surprise at the fact that Ahmad was not arrested in the case for 12 years although he was under custody all that while.”It is indeed surprising that when the petitioner was languishing in jail(I am using the term “languishing” because petitioner remained in custody for twelve years and ultimately found not guilty in all these cases) as to why the petitioner was not arrested in this case when he remained in custody for twelve years”, a single bench of Justice Pankaj Bhandari observed while granting him bail in the case.The bail order records that when the bench asked the State as to why Ahmad was not arrested in the FIR during his 12 years custody in the other cases, the Additional Advocate General was “clueless”.”Learned Additional Advocate General was not in a position to apprise the Court as to why petitioner has been arrested in the present F.I.R. when he was held not guilty in eight similar FIRs”, the High Court observed in the order.Ahmad’s lawyers, Advocates Mujahid Ahmed and Nishant Vyas, argued that there was no legitimate reason for the arrest and that the same was made only to prolong his custody.”Considering the contentions put forth by counsel for the petitioner and taking note of the fact that the present FIR is akin to the eight F.I.Rs. in which the petitioner has been found not guilty, I deem it proper to allow the bail application”, the High Court said.The High Court allowed him bail on condition to furnish a personal bond of Rupees One Lakh and two sureties in the sum on Rs 50,000 each. Thus, the Court paved the way for uniting Ahmad with his wife and three children from who he was kept away by the State for over 12 years without proving any guilt.Supreme Court interventionTo get a complete picture of the story, it is necessary to mention an intervention made by the Supreme Court last month with respect to another FIR registered against Ahmad in 2019.That FIR was registered alleging that Ahmad had assaulted prison officials to obstruct a search by them. However, Ahmad claimed that it was he who was the victim of prison torture.On January 27, 2020, the Rajasthan High Court denied him bail. Following that, he approached the Supreme Court.On January 8, 2021, the Supreme Court observed that the peculiar facts and circumstances of the instant case, particularly the fact that the Petitioner had suffered 11 injuries in custody, justified the grant of bail to him. Not stopping there, the SC bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose directed the State Government to conduct a fact-finding inquiry by a Senior IAS Officer of the State cadre into Aman’s complaint of prison torture and to take appropriate action against the jail/police officers/officials who would be found guilty in such inquiry. Recently, the Supreme Court in the case Arnab Manoranjan Goswami v Union of India had observed that “deprivation of liberty even for a single day is a day too many” and that “criminal law should not become a weapon for selective harassment of citizens”.However, cases such as Shahbaz Ahmad show that an ordinary citizen will have to fight long and strenuous legal battles to secure the basic freedom of personal liberty.Click here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more

All I could do was ‘toot, toot, toooot’

first_img When you’re 12 years old and there’s music inside you, it’s got to come out.Daddy was all right with me playing in the band but Mama kept bringing up about me and Mrs. French, my piano teacher.She didn’t recognize my musical talent. She would wind up that metronome and say, “Keep time, now,” and it would tic-tic and tic. I didn’t know how to keep time with that. She would rap my knuckles with her pencil when I missed a note. That hurt. Latest Stories Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Friday, March 22, 2013 By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Plight of VictoryLand affects lives The continuous merry-go-round opening and closing of Macon County’s VictoryLand is like a circus. It is a comedic side show… read more All I could do was ‘toot, toot, toooot’ Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 Email the author Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration I don’t know why Mama got so mad at me. All I told Mrs. French was that I couldn’t take piano lessons anymore because we were short on money.Daddy finally told me I could take band but I had to promise to practice.The only instrument for rent was a baritone horn in a big, heavy case lined with dark green velveteen that smelled like valve oil. That case banged against my ankle when I walked it home. That hurt. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Daddy said I was blowing my brains out practicing so loud and so much, Mr. Jacobs put me on the clarinet.I was a good spitter but I didn’t like to have to lick the reed to get it “pliable” like Mr. Jacobs said. No matter how pliable I got the reed it squeaked. Daddy said all the squeaking and squawking made the hair on his head stand straight up. I thought that was funny because Daddy had a bald head.One day, Daddy came home with a surprise, a used, used to be gold trumpet with a mute to stick in the end. I was proud.My friend Betty Kay’s daddy bought her a brand new, silver cornet that was just a short, fat trumpet. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen We took band together and Betty Kay set about making herself Mr. Jacobs’ pet. She picked up the sheet music that fell on the floor, folded up the music stands and washed his coffee cup out in the water fountain. She got to play all the melody parts. I had to play the bottom notes – “toot, toot, toot” – all on the same note. “Toooot, toooot, toooot. Toot!” Ugh!I practiced a lot. Too much, Daddy said. I could play better than Betty Kay but Mr. Jacobs never let me play the melody part because Betty Kay was his pet.But, one day Betty Kay left school early and Mr. Jacobs let me play the melody. It was beautiful. I shined.Mr. Jacobs said so himself. So, when Betty Kay came back, he said that we were going to play the duet, “Jimmy Crack Corn,” that we had been practicing, in the school assembly program on Friday. But I was going to play the melody and Betty Kay was going to have to “toot, toot, tooooot.”Betty Kay didn’t like that. She whined about it but the pet didn’t get her way.I practiced my duet part until I was blue in the face, that’s what Daddy said. I could hardly wait to get up on that stage and “shine” like Mr. Jacobs said I would.The morning of the assembly program, Betty Kay didn’t meet me to walk to school. Her mama was probably putting Shirley Temple ringlets in her hair.When it got time for the assemble program, Mr. Jacobs said Betty Kay was sick so we wouldn’t get to play our duet.The band played on but all I could do was “toot, toot, toooot.”last_img read more

Basal melt and freezing rates from first noble gas samples beneath an ice shelf

first_imgA climatically‐induced acceleration in ocean‐driven melting of Antarctic ice shelves would have consequences for both the discharge of continental ice into the ocean and thus global sea level, and for the formation of Antarctic Bottom Water and the oceanic meridional overturning circulation. Using a novel gas‐tight in‐situ water sampler, noble gas samples have been collected from six locations beneath the Filchner Ice Shelf, the first such samples from beneath an Antarctic Ice shelf. Helium and neon are uniquely suited as tracers of glacial meltwater in the ocean. Basal meltwater fractions range from 3.6% near the ice shelf base to 0.5% near the sea floor, with distinct regional differences. We estimate an average basal melt rate for the Filchner‐Ronne Ice Shelf of 177 ± 95 Gt/year, independently confirming previous results. We calculate that up to 2.7% of the meltwater has been refrozen, and we identify a local source of crustal helium.last_img read more