AIG agrees $2.16bn sale of Nan Shan

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told Share AIG agrees $2.16bn sale of Nan Shan Wednesday 12 January 2011 7:22 pm AMERICAN International Group (AIG) has accepted a $2.16bn (£1.38bn) cash offer for its Taiwan Nan Shan Life unit from a group led by local conglomerate Ruentex, marking the beginning of the end of a drawn-out political process.AIG has been trying to sell the unit for 15 months as part of its plans to pay back the US government for its $180bn bailout, but regulatory issues have dogged the sale process and may still delay it further.The buyer group, called Ruen Chen Investment and comprising Ruentex Industries and shoemaker Pou Chen, signed a deal yesterday for the 97.57 per cent of Nan Shan that is for sale, Ruentex said in a statement to the Taiwan stock exchange.“Ruen Chen offers strong operational and funding capabilities and possesses a clear ability to satisfy the strict criteria that governed AIG’s bid review process,” said Robert Benmosche, AIG president and chief executive.AIG had a deal worth $2.15bn last year blocked by the regulator, citing concerns about the previous bidders’ industry experience. That forced AIG to put the asset back on sale and prompted Benmosche to personally visit the regulators in December to discuss the sale.But there are still worries that Ruentex, a major player in the hypermarket business in China and Taiwan, may not meet all of the five criteria the regulator has laid down. Ruentex chairman Samuel Yin has owned and run insurance and asset management businesses in the past, but has since sold them at a profit. The regulator, seeking a long-term stable owner, in general does not approve of buying assets just for resale. whatsapp KCS-content center_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndo whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Entain secures regulatory approvals for Enlabs acquisition

first_imgThe operator lodged an initial bid in January, but after some minority Enlabs shareholders rejected the offer, saying it “materially undervalued” the business, Entain last week upped its bid to SEK3.7bn (£312.1m/€364.3m/$432.9m). A total of 51.0% of shareholders with shares and votes in Enlabs have backed the improved offer, including Entain’s board and shareholders that own 42.2% of Enlabs. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “Entain will be the best home for Enlabs, its employees and customers,” Entain chief financial officer and deputy chief executive Rob Wood previously said. Entain has now also secured necessary approvals from the relevant competition and gambling authorities. The operator had been required to obtain these approvals in order for the acquisition to move forward. However, Entain said it could again extend this acceptance period to allow more time for all conditions of the offer to be met. The acceptance period for the offer is due to expire on 18 March, with Enlabs having extended this from an initial cut-off date of 18 February to allow enough time to secure all necessary approvals for the deal. Entain secures regulatory approvals for Enlabs acquisition Entain has secured all of the necessary regulatory approvals to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Baltic-facing operator Enlabs. Confirmation of the approvals comes after Entain last week announced that its revenue in 2020 was almost exactly flat at £3.63bn, as online growth largely cancelled out retail declines. Tags: Enlabs Entain M&A Topics: Strategy M&A 9th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Regions: Balticslast_img read more

Truworths Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgTruworths Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Truworths Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Quarter of Nations / Gerber Architekten

first_img Project Director:Jens HaakeProject Leaders:Britta Küest, Arthur SchiebelbeinCompetition And Design Team:Eckhard Gerber, Hannes Beinhoff, Britta Küest, Anna RadickePlanning Team:Britta Küest, Mariella Kiourktsoglou, Diana Vugner, Semra Yüksel, Soudabeh Zerangi, Rüdiger AmelingConstruction Management:Elke Kutschke, Britta Küest, Claus-Jürgen TedtManagement Building Process:Barbara BreitenbachStructural Framework:ISP IngenieureHVACR:KPI Planungsgesellschaft GbRSound Insulation And Room Acoustics:Taubert und Ruhe GmbHFire Protection:IFB SchüttePassive House Planner:IB Rozynski and Dipl.-Ing. Robert Heinicke ArchitektArchitect In Charge:Eckhard GerberCity:HamburgCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© HG EschText description provided by the architects. Urban planning conceptThe district that is the location of the development, the Wilhelmsburg district, is situated within the city of Hamburg between two arms of the Elbe – the Norderelbe and the Süderelbe-Köhlbrand branch. The neighbourhood, which is in the south part of the Reihersteig quarter, is characterized by a traditional workers’ housing development consisting of red brick buildings dating from the 1930s: a three-storey terrace construction with red saddle roofs, which has also been modernised in connection with the IBA. The exceptionally high quality of the existing urban structure resulted in the basic elements of the existing architecture being retained; these were refined and reinterpreted by Gerber Architekten to produce the sculptural head-end structures.Save this picture!© HG EschThe use of a type of brick that harmonises with the existing infrastructure is particularly effective in emphasising and reinforcing the unity of the wider district. The so-called gate buildings represent the northern point of entry to the ‘Quarter of Nations‘, providing a logical conclusion to the block periphery. The alignments of the new building structures incorporate those of the existing development. The slightly recessed positioning of the U-building allowed a plaza location to be created on the Neuhöfer Strasse. Taken together with the projecting elements of the buildings, this plaza defines the starting point of the district in urban planning terms.Save this picture!SectionThe four-storey U-building, with its asymmetrical saddle roof, and the new T- building structure, which is six storeys high in its forward section and four storeys high in its rearward section, respond to the Veringstrasse buildings and the neighbouring Energiebunker. From an urban planning perspective, the forward elevations of the two head-end structures provide an orientation point for the wider area, and also serve to signal the point at which the ‘Quarter of Nations‘ begins.Save this picture!© HG EschThe green strip running between the Weimarer Strasse and the Veringstrasse is a central element of the ‘Quarter of Nations‘ area. This internal green zone, which resembles a park, is one of the greatest potential assets of the overall plan. Terminating at the U-building, this green strip offers a sense of expansiveness and continuity. The use of the head-end elements to terminate the block periphery structures lends greater intimacy to the inner courtyard, thereby enhancing it as a place for users to spend their time in.Save this picture!© HG EschFitted in between the Torhausplatz plaza to the north and the Welthandelsplatz plaza to the south, it is framed as a coherent space, and unites the various functional requirements both within the community spaces and in the semi-public inner open spaces. The trees already in place on the site are integrated into the open space concept. All inhabitants have the opportunity of tending a green space of their own. These garden islands, which are six by six metres in size and are bordered by hedges, are placed around the outdoor complex in an irregular arrangement, and can be taken on without charge.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe community spaces are equipped with seating, play apparatus, structures for drying clothes etc. They are also directly connected to the east-west passage. The garden courtyard has a fluid, meandering route running through it in the north-south direction, which widens out where required. The new network of routes opens up the neighbourhood to the outside area, making it one of the most attractive on the Elbe island.Save this picture!© HG EschArchitektonic conceptThe head-end structures designed for the IBA ‘Quarter of Nations‘ by Gerber Architekten are sculptural pieces of architecture that reinterpret the sloping configuration of the roofs on the existing terraced buildings in their own, autonomous architectural language. They combine this quality with the requirements of a passive building, which must be highly energy-efficient, thereby providing a new and distinctive character for the whole area.Save this picture!© HG EschThe structures’ sculptural character is particularly well reinforced by the seamless transition of the exterior façade into the roof. The loggias and balconies do not project, but instead remain within the cubature of the structure, thereby allowing the building’s shell to retain a visual impression of unity. A total of 75 housing units of different sizes and forms, ranging from two-room single-person apartments to four-room family apartments, are available in the upper storeys of the U building and on all levels of the T-building.Save this picture!© HG EschThe inclusion of housing for single persons, couples and families helps to promote social diversity. All of the apartments conform to the required standards for subsidised housing, with the rents guaranteed to remain at virtually the same level in order to prevent gentrification. All of the housing units have a loggia; in the U building, these face toward the inner courtyard. In the T-building, they face toward the public park. In the interior, the loggias connect directly with the living areas, so that they appear to be an extension of the living space. This fluid transition creates a relationship between the interior and the exterior space. On the side that faces the road, the apartments are fitted with large windows. Some of those on the upper levels have full height, frontally positioned bays that suggest ‘sitting in the crown of a tree‘ and additionally enhance the qualities of the apartments’ interior spaces.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanIn the ground storey zone of the U-building, the areas located toward the Neuhöfer Strasse are used by a day activity centre that primarily caters to individuals with a migrant background. In both the U-building and the T-building, the whole of the ground storey is entirely free of barriers, and entirely accessible. The recessed entrance elements make the access points easily distinguishable. Each of the entrance areas has its own internal designated ground storey space for the storage of bicycles and baby carriages.Save this picture!© HG EschConstruction and materialsIn the implementation of work on the buildings, considerable value was placed on the use of materials that would not be wasteful in terms of resources, and would therefore be appropriate to the commitments associated with social housing provision. The red brick used was worked in the typical Hanseatic fashion, using decorative banding with accentuated recesses and projections. A double-wall, core-insulated system of masonry was used. This allows the U-house to attain the passive building quality standard, and the KfW 40 standard to be retained in the newly constructed T-building element.Save this picture!© HG EschThe zinc sheeting roof covering was influenced by the container landscapes found in the nearby harbor area, but also by a typical Hamburg form of traditional architecture. The exterior façade blends almost seamlessly into the roof area, ensuring that the roof does not project at the eaves or gable end and thereby preserving the sculptural character of the overall form. The bays are closed prefabricated steel constructions suspended in front of the façade, clad with pre-coated metal panels and provided with vacuum insulation; this allows the bay walls to be kept as slender as possible.The plastic windows are equipped with triple sun protection glazing, and are provided with a RAL 7016 coating on the outside, ensuring that they harmonize with the colouration of the brick and the bays and thereby give the façade a harmonious profile. For the interior, mineral materials were used where possible. The loadbearing and non-loadbearing walls alike are built from sand-lime blocks with mineral gypsum plaster or with mineral lime cement plaster, complete with a coating of a paint that has a high diffusion permeability and is emission-free and solvent-free. The concrete floors are provided with a linoleum covering, and the stairwells have a flooring of abrasion-resistant artificial stone. The wet areas have a flooring of acid-resistant ceramic panels.Save this picture!© Hans-Jürgen LandesProject gallerySee allShow lessPlease Touch the Art: Jeppe Heine’s “Labyrinth NY” Installed in BrooklynEventHigh School Monserrate / Marques Franco ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Photographs:  HG Esch, Hans-Jürgen Landes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial Housing Andresen Landschaftsarchitekten Lübeck 2014 Save this picture!© HG Esch+ 19 Share ArchDaily CopyHousing, Apartments•Hamburg, Germany Area:  10520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Quarter of Nations / Gerber ArchitektenSave this projectSaveQuarter of Nations / Gerber Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Gerber Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Quarter of Nations / Gerber Architekten Germany Landscape Architecture: Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeGerber ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHamburgHousingResidentialGermanyPublished on May 24, 2015Cite: “Quarter of Nations / Gerber Architekten” 24 May 2015. 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Government to match £2m more for DEC appeal for people fleeing Myanmar

first_img Howard Lake | 12 October 2017 | News  153 total views,  5 views today The UK government is to match a further £2 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal for people fleeing Myanmar.At the launch of the appeal the government pledged to match the first £3 million in donations from the public. Now it has done so, and the appeal total has reached £9 million, it has pledged an additional £2 million.The announcement was made by Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development, during a visit to DEC headquarters in central London earlier today. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: DEC matched giving  154 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Government to match £2m more for DEC appeal for people fleeing Myanmar 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 Researching massive growth in giving. DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: “We are delighted that the next £2m donated by the British public will be matched by the Government, in addition to the £3m already donated.“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people in the UK during this emergency appeal and hope that this announcement will inspire even more people to give, knowing that whatever they donate will be matched pound for pound.”Work fundedThe DEC emergency appeal is enabling its member charities to continue to help the estimated 519,000 men, women and children who have fled to Bangladesh.Oxfam has reached 180,000 people with clean drinking water, portable toilets and other essential supplies; Concern Worldwide are on the ground providing 48,000 people with food rations with two nutrition centres up and running and a third under construction, and more than 1,000 people have been reconnected with their families through the Red Cross.The DEC’s last appeal for support in Myanmar, formerly Burma, was in 2008 following a cyclone. It raised £8 million in the first two weeks.last_img read more

Millennials, The Farmer’s Friend

first_img SHARE Those of us in agriculture know all too well who our critics are. From TV talk shows to social media channels, the anti-farm, anti-animal, anti-GMO, anti-everything crowd — along with those organizations who make money by bashing agriculture and scaring people about their food, our critics have no problem making their voices heard. Yet, there may be a large group of supporters just waiting silently out there for us to realize they like agriculture and want to engage with us in a positive way.  Who are they? They are the Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000.According to Gavriella Keyles, a college student currently an intern at the Farm Journal Foundation (yes, a millennial), her peers are big supporters of agriculture.  “We love food,” she wrote in an Ag Web post.  She points to the popularity of food television as proof, “Last year was Food Network’s most watched year to date, and it held its spot in the list of the Top 10 cable networks for the fourth year in a row. And let’s not forget about the Cooking Channel, TLC, Bravo and the many other cable networks that have hopped on the “foodie” train.” She adds, along with this interest in food, is an interest in where food comes from, “This is the best thing to happen to farmers since sliced bread — or maybe since the tractor — a real, vested interest in where food comes from.”Many of the people who visit farmers’ markets or go to farm to fork restaurants are millennials. “Young people are increasingly more excited, interested and concerned about what’s on their plates and what’s in their bellies, and this infatuation could be an invaluable one for America’s farmers,” said Keyles.  Visiting a farmers’ market is a long way from supporting mainstream, modern agriculture, but Keyles believes this plugged-in, on-line generation can be a force to support agriculture, “If millennials really care about their food and where it comes from, and I have enormous confidence that they do, they will care about the issues that pertain to their food. They just have to be educated about these issues first.”Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann sees this potential and recently created a contest to come up with a communications plan to reach this generation. “Who better to reach millennials than other millennials,” she said. So she challenged teams of university students to develop such a plan.  The winning plan from Huntington University stressed how agriculture impacts not only the food we eat but the many other aspects of our world. Team leader Stephanie Morin told me that, before you can talk to millennials, you have to give them a reason to listen to you, “They want to know how it affects their daily lives. On a small level, it is about the milk and cereal in your bowl coming from Indiana farms; but on a larger scale, how agriculture can impact their world.” Agriculture has a great story to tell, not only about food production but also about how farmers impact the economy, the environment, and civilization both here and around the world.  But, we have to start by showing them why we are relevant to them and their world.  This may seem strange to some of us in agriculture because we cannot imagine someone now knowing how important farming is and how it impacts daily life.  Yet, we must to reach and teach the  Millennial generation. At nearly 80 million strong, millennials represent nearly 27 percent of our United States’ population today.  Chipotle has identified this group and knows how interested in food they are. Agriculture needs to reach this important demographic with the message of the good works of agriculture and the benefits we bring to their world.By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Millennials, The Farmer’s Friend Previous articleThe European Union’s Common Agricultural PolicyNext articleTuesday Purdue Extension Webinar to Focus on Monday USDA Report Gary Truitt Home Commentary Millennials, The Farmer’s Friend SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Mar 29, 2014 last_img read more

Journalist assaulted twice after linking president’s relative to deadly concert stampede

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more May 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist assaulted twice after linking president’s relative to deadly concert stampede News to go further November 12, 2019 Find out more News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Tunisia News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today condemned two physical attacks in the past two weeks on journalist Slim Boukhdir after he accused a member of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s family of being responsible for a stampede at a pop concert on 30 April in which seven young people were killed.“Boukhdir is one of the small group of journalists and human rights activists who have not given up and who wage a daily battle to defend civil liberties in Tunisia,” the press freedom organisation said. “As a result, plain-clothes police wait for him outside his home and follow him wherever he goes.”The first attack on Boukhdir was on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, outside the Tunis building where lawyer Radia Nasraoui has her office. Plain-clothes police blocked his way and assaulted him, kicking him and calling him a “traitor” and a “spy.”The second attack took place today as he left an Internet café. This time his assailant was an individual he had previously seen in the company of the policemen who are in charge of watching him. He managed to find refuge in the nearby offices of the International Association for the Support of Political Prisoners.Boukhdir linked these attacks to the articles he wrote about the death of seven people at a concert in Sfax (270 km south of Tunis) that was part of Lebanese TV’s version of the Star Academy song competition. He blamed the deaths on the negligence of the concert’s organiser, who is a relative of the president’s wife, Leïla Ben Ali.President Ben Ali is on the Reporters Without Borders list of the world’s 34 worst press freedom predators. December 26, 2019 Find out more Organisation Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”last_img read more

Foynes road plans causing community concern

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsFoynes road plans causing community concernBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2015 1552 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HUNDREDS of people have voiced concern that the new Limerick to Foynes road will split communities throughout the county.Several public meetings have been held by community groups who have called on the National Roads Authority (NRA) to address concerns over Compulsory Purchase Orders, contamination of private wells as well as the division of farms and communities.Kilcornan Community Council chairman Randal Howlett said that local people were calling for assurance as well as further information.“All we have seen is a limited amount of detail provided on a website. What we want is assurance. This road has to be provided by 2030 and I would hate to see any element of steam rolling”.Urging the NRA to be more open about its plans, Mr Howlett said they “must understand they are dealing with a rural area where people have single wells and there are fears of contamination. We don’t know if that is the case, but we haven’t had any answers.”Local Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien said many people had relayed their concerns to him, quite often calling to his home late at night.“People are not opposed to this road because they are aware of the important of upgrading infrastructure and of the necessity to service Foynes Port which is key for the region,“But the lack of realtime and relevant information is the recurring theme from all the public meetings. One of the proposed routes is said to be located within a 300 metre corridor but there is no indication id this will be moved and to what extent it will affect local communities.He said that the corridor passes just 50 yards in front of his own front gates and that both he and his council colleagues only became aware of the proposed routes just an hour before the public announcement and they had “effectively zero input” into what the proposed routes were likely to be.The question of whether the new road upgrade would facilitate the much debated Adare by-pass was also raised.Three of the proposed routes by-pass Adare but Cllr O’Brien said that one of the routes was “causing a lot of consternation as it stretches through Patrickswell, Clarina, Kildimo, Kilcornan, Askeaton and Pallaskenry”.“We know that a route will be selected before the end of the year and that we have to have a road to connect to a motorway system but the way it is being rolled out has been appalling,” added Cllr O’Brien.Echoing those sentiments, Mr Howlett said, “It is unclear exactly where the 300 metre corridor will sneak through and the real fear is that it could be adjusted or abolished altogether. Therefore, we are calling representatives of the NRA to attend the public meetings and allay these fears.Public submissions on the proposed routes are invited by April 10 . Facebook Print TAGSfeatured Previous articleMemorial to Limerick War of Independence casualtyNext articleLimerick Call for Communion Clothes Staff Reporter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Mumbai Police Probe A “Chilling Effect” On Press Freedom, Says Arnab Goswami; SC Reserves Order On Plea To Transfer Case To CBI [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesMumbai Police Probe A “Chilling Effect” On Press Freedom, Says Arnab Goswami; SC Reserves Order On Plea To Transfer Case To CBI [Read Order] Sanya Talwar11 May 2020 12:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday reserved orders on the writ petition filed by Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, seeking to quash the FIR registered by Mumbai police for allegedly disturbing communal harmony with his reportage of the gathering of Migrants in Bandra. Goswami also sought transfer of the probe to CBI, raising doubts on the impartiality of Mumbai police.A bench…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 Supreme Court on Monday reserved orders on the writ petition filed by Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, seeking to quash the FIR registered by Mumbai police for allegedly disturbing communal harmony with his reportage of the gathering of Migrants in Bandra. Goswami also sought transfer of the probe to CBI, raising doubts on the impartiality of Mumbai police.A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah also granted interim protection from coercive action on the FIR till the delivery of the judgment.During the course of hearing, the bench orally observed that appropriate remedies are available for the petitioner in the Bombay High Court, be it in the form of anticipatory bail or for quashing of FIR. “If you want the quashing of this FIR, the Bombay one and the new one, then you can move the HC. We had earlier intervened due to the multiplicity of FIRs arising out of the same cause of action”, Justice Chandrachud, who led the bench, orally said.The bench also orally observed that a special exemption from the normal process under the Code of Criminal Procedure cannot be made for the case. “We should not create an environment where anybody in particular is exempted from the normal course of proceedings”, the judge added.On April 24, the same bench had granted three weeks interim protection to Goswami with respect to multiple FIRs registered against him for alleged communalization of Palghar lynching incident. The court had also consolidated FIRs in various states and transferred them to Mumbai.  The FIR sought to be quashed by Goswami was lodged at the instance of Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, secretary of the Raza Educational Welfare Society alleging that his channel communalized the incident of large gathering of migrants at Bandra. Investigation intended to harass petitioner for his journalism, Salve submitsHarish Salve, Senior Advocate, appeared for the Republic TV Chief, to submit that the criminal investigation was intended to harass his client for asking “unpleasant questions”.He submitted that Goswami was subjected to 12-hour long interrogation by police on April 25. “The police is interrogating me for 12 hours. Does this FIR require 12 hours of questioning? I think not”, Salve said.He also pointed out that one of the officers who interrogated Goswami has been tested positive for COVID-19. The police did not heed to Goswami’s request for interrogation via video-conferencing amid the pandemic, added the senior counsel. Salve sought to discredit the impartiality of the police by stating that even the CEO of the company was interrogated, and questions related to the funding of the channel were raised.”What has a CEO of a company got to do with a news telecast that purportedly caused communal problems?”,  he asked. Expressing doubts about the neutrality of the Mumbai police, Salve sought the transfer of investigation of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.”Considering I have made serious allegations against the local police in my program, I have no problem if the Palghar incident remark is being transferred to the CBI for investigation”, Salve said.”There has to be a balance between Article 19(1)(a) and sanctity of the criminal investigation. Either hear our matter on merits or transfer the matter to CBI. There could be a chilling effect on the freedom of press”, he urged, insisting that the investigation was not going on in the proper manner.”Please transfer to CBI. It’s a union vs state problem and I have become a party to this. Of course I can go to Bombay High Court, my request is that the CBI can probe and file report.” – Salve adds#ArnabGoswami @republic— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 11, 2020This was opposed by Kapil Sibal, Senior Advocate appearing for the State of Maharashtra, saying transfer of case to CBI would mean “investigation will go into your hands”.This statement by Sibal was seriously objected to by Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of India.In this context, Salve said, “Mr. Sibal’s statement shows the need to transfer the case to CBI. This is a political problem between state and centre and I have been caught in a crossfire”.Solicitor General said that he has no sides to take in the case, and was not saying that the Court should accept or reject the prayers of the petitioner.”This a peculiar case because the case is not against a person but against the society. The case is where the accused has no faith in police and the police has also come to court to “insulate” its investigation”, SG said, alluding to the application filed by Maharashtra police in the top court alleging that Goswami was abusing the interim protection granted to him by the Court.The SG also added “12 hours questioning towards a citizen in such type of case, is really disturbing, I think”.The only solution is that if your lordship reaches the conclusion & an offence is prima facie made out, then the let this case be handled by an independent agency that does not need any “insulation” and the accused is also unable to say that he is being harassed:SG#ArnabGoswami— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 11, 2020Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal submitted that Goswami was indulging in “pure communal violence”.”Stop this communal violence and communal mongering. Decency and morality you [Arnab] need to follow. You are stigmatizing people by way of sensationalizing things”, he said.In rejoinder, Salve submitted that making critical comments on the issue of Markaz meeting of Tablighi Jaamaat cannot be construed as disruption of communal harmony.”On the issue of Markaz a lot of people have criticized…if some body criticises the leadership of a religious group then that is not 295 (Section 295 IPC). If it is then, Article 19 should be done away with!”, he said.”They are trying to stifle an unpleasant voice. The real purpose is to teach a journalist a lesson, by asking very silly questions during the investigation in the case”, Salve asserted. “The whole thing is to teach me [#ArnabGoswami] and my profession [of Journalism] a lesson. However, I made it clear that we did our duty, nothing wrong in that. Police wanted to know why #Arnab had communalised Palghar on whose behalf he is doing so…”- Sr. Adv. 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Kerala High Court To Consider BJP Candidates’ Challenge Against Rejection Of Election Nominations Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesKerala High Court To Consider BJP Candidates’ Challenge Against Rejection Of Election Nominations Tomorrow LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 March 2021 3:39 AMShare This – xIn a special sitting held on Sunday afternoon, the Kerala High Court sought the response of the Election Commission of India to the petitions filed by two BJP candidates challenging the rejection of their election nominations in Thalassery and Guruvayoor constituencies for the upcoming assembly elections.A single bench of Justice N Nagersh has asked the ECI to file its counter-affidavit…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?LoginIn a special sitting held on Sunday afternoon, the Kerala High Court sought the response of the Election Commission of India to the petitions filed by two BJP candidates challenging the rejection of their election nominations in Thalassery and Guruvayoor constituencies for the upcoming assembly elections.A single bench of Justice N Nagersh has asked the ECI to file its counter-affidavit by tomorrow in the writ petitions filed by N Haridas and Nivedida Subramaniam, who had submitted nominations to contest from Thalassery and Guravayoor constituencies respectively. The cases will be considered tomorrow at 12 noon.The Returning Officers of the said constituencies had rejected their nominations on Saturday after scrutiny citing the reason that the signature of the President/Secretary of BJP was absent in the ‘Form A’ submitted by both the candidates.Senior Advocates S Sreekumar and K Ramkumar, appearing for Haridas and Nivedida respectively, argued that the Returning Officers acted illegally by rejecting the nominations on the basis of technical defects, which were curable. It was argued that the Returning Officers acted with undue haste to reject the nominations, without affording an opportunity to the candidates to cure the defects. Contending that the absence of signature was not fatal, the candidates sought a direction to the Returning Officers to accept their nominations.According to them, the Returning Officer has discretionary powers to allow the rectification of such defects. In this regard, they argued that in constituencies like Piravom and Kondotty, the Returning Officers had given time to candidates to cure similar defect in election forms. During the hearing which lasted for nearly two hours, the bench examined the copies of Form A and Form B produced by the petitioners. Form A is the intimation given by the President or the Secretary of the Political Party to the Returning Officer regarding the person authorized by the Party to nominate the names of the candidates sponsored by the Party. Form B is the intimation given by the authorized person of the party regarding the candidate sponsored by the Party.In these cases, the Returning Officer rejected the nominations citing the reason that Form A did not have the signature of the Party President/Secretary.The Election Commission of India told the Court that judicial interference in poll matters is barred after the notification of elections, as per Article 329B of the Constitution.The UDF candidate of Thalassery has filed a petition to implead in Haridas’s plea. The bench said that it will consider the imlpeading petition at a later stage.Kerala is going to polls on April 6.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