12 Jul
2021

Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgOlympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Corporation is an investment holding company operating in the construction industry in Botswana. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures and markets a range of building materials that includes vinyl floor tiles, and aluminium and PVC windows and door frames. The company also has interests in manufacturing and supplying industrial adhesives and glue, cleaning chemicals, fire equipment, water pumps. Olympia Capital Corporation manages a portfolio of real estate investments which includes Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. The company has identified opportunities to expand its footprint in southern and eastern Africa. Olympia Capital Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited.last_img read more

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12 Jul
2021

Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgMwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMwalimu Community Bank Limited (MCB) is a commercial bank which is wholly-owned and promoted by an umbrella trade union of teachers in Tanzania. Tanzania Teacher’s Union (TTU) is a trade union established under the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004. There are over 200 000 members across all regions in the country. MCB meets an important need to provide affordable and accessible banking products and services to teachers in Tanzania. MCB offers a diverse range of products and services geared to empower teachers and other civil servants to improve their living conditions and transform their lives. Mwalimu Community Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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17 Jun
2021

House A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten

first_imgCopyHouses•Haigerloch, Germany Year:  ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496383/house-a-bernd-zimmermann-architekten Clipboard House A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten “COPY” Architects: Bernd Zimmermann Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496383/house-a-bernd-zimmermann-architekten Clipboardcenter_img Projects Save this picture!© Valentin Wormbs+ 12 Share Year:  2011 House A / Bernd Zimmermann ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouse A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten CopyAbout this officeBernd Zimmermann ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHaigerlochHousesGermanyPublished on April 18, 2014Cite: “House A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten” 18 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2011 Germany photographs:  Valentin WormbsPhotographs:  Valentin WormbsStructural Engineer:Harry Matthies, Bietigheim-BissingenTimber Construction:Merk Timber GmbH, Lignotrend GmbH, Weilheim-BannholzCity:HaigerlochCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Valentin Wormbs Save this picture!© Valentin WormbsThis residential house is designed for a young family, who wanted to use some of the rooms as offices as well as children’s rooms over the years.Save this picture!© Valentin WormbsThe building site is hillside situated, next to a small chapel at the end of the village, and allows a spectacular view to the mountain range in the south. To make use of this exceptional location all over the house, a split-level type for this timber-construction was chosen. Save this picture!SectionOn the starting level there are the offices respectively the children’s rooms, with the necessary ancillary rooms, situated, with a direct access to the garden. The second level contents the kitchen- and dining-area, with the south-oriented terrace. The top level is reserved to living area, followed by the retreat area fort the parents.Project gallerySee allShow lessAmerican Standard / SPACESelected ProjectsFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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16 Jun
2021

Alternative Black Friday – the round up

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Alternative Black Friday – the round up Just Eat donates 50p from Black Friday orders to FoodCycleFood delivery app Just Eat has teamed up with FoodCycle to raise money for meals, which will aid the hungry and in need.Just Eat is donating 50p from every order made on 29 November to support the charity, which runs projects across the country serving meals made from surplus food which would otherwise have gone to waste.Andrew Kenny, UK Managing Director of Just Eat said: “Just Eat and FoodCycle are firm believers in the power of food in bringing people together, especially at a time of year which can be difficult for those who are lonely or hungry.“It’s a great feeling to know that the simple act of ordering the food you love – be it a Greggs vegan sausage roll, ramen, burrito or KFC – will go towards helping those in need.”  551 total views,  2 views today Black Friday becomes Food Bank FridayBlack Friday will become ‘Food Bank Friday’ with Ethical Superstore bringing back its annual initiative in partnership with Newcastle West End Foodbank.For the fifth consecutive year, Ethical Superstore’s week-long alternative to the discount day offers shoppers the chance to make a difference by pledging to donate an item from its stock to Newcastle West End Foodbank with every order over £30 from Monday 25 November until midnight on Monday 2 December. Ethical Superstore is donating essential goods picked out by the foodbank including pasta, sauces, toilet paper, soap and shampoo bars.Since the initiative began in 2015, almost 12,000 ethical household and grocery products have been donated to the foodbank, with over 4,200 items donated last year worth in excess of £7,000 – the most successful to date.In addition to the pay it forward initiative, customers will be able to take advantage of 20% off all products for a limited time only during the campaign. We’re on a mission to eliminate blinding trachoma – and you can help us get there! Donate before 9 January 2020 and @DFID_UK will double your gift, up to £2 million. With #GivingTuesday coming up, it’s the perfect time to make double the difference! https://t.co/cRLyHLsk4S pic.twitter.com/mmIZ47Cvoe— Sightsavers (@Sightsavers) November 26, 2019 Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. And, some ethical alternatives to Black Friday deals, as chosen by CAFCharities Aid Foundation is calling on shoppers to “Ditch the Deals” and go for gifts that support good causes today.CAF’s Caroline Mallan said:“We’ve already seen some predictions from consumer experts that Black Friday might not prove as popular this year. Luckily, Giving Tuesday – the day to give back to a good cause – is happening on 3 December. It’s the perfect chance to support a charity and cross those items off your Christmas to-do list at the same time.”Research indicates that the average Black Friday shopper in Britain will spend over £250.But for less than £200, CAF suggests instead:120 tins of Brewgooder beer – 100% of the brewer’s profits are committed to bringing clean drinking water to a million people.For less than £100:Give two vulnerable families a couple of goats – milk, meat and a source of long term income via Save the Children.The perfume that empowers women in developing countries – Sana Jardin is the world’s first socially conscious luxury fragrance brand. Buying this fragrance will help Sana Jardin to train female jasmine growers around the world, provide them with business training and reducing waste in the production process.For around £50:Build toilets in the developing world – you can pay for a mason to construct a personal toilet for families who need them, via WaterAid.Provide support and training for refugees – you could get a cookery class from Migrateful, taught by a refugee, asylum seeker or isolated migrant. This social enterprise offers language and skills training to their chefs, as well as a vital source of income.For around £20 or less:Buy a BuddyBox – a hug in a box – The Blurt Foundation works to increase awareness of depression and offers one-off and monthly deliveries of ingenious self-care boxes of mini-treats, plus a wide array of cheery stationary and gift ideas.Give polio vaccines to 100 kids – Unicef offers the chance to buy 100 polio vaccines for children around the world, for just £14.A handy tin to keep treats for your dogs – The Dogs Trust is selling this tin for less than £15. You can store treats for your dogs in them whilst also helping the charity to protect thousands of vulnerable animals each year.The Marie Curie Bee Free mug– 100% of the profits from this beautiful artist-designed mug go towards providing care for terminally ill people in their own homes. £1 for every Black Friday weekend North Face purchase to go to charityThe North Face is donating £1 for every purchase made over Black Friday weekend, and has expanded its initiative to include Germany, Italy and the UK, with funds going to its Explore Fund.The Explore Fund is designed to create greater access, diversity and equality in the outdoors, helping young people across Europe realise their potential through exploration.Earlier this year The North Face announced a formal partnership with EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Alliance) and has funded projects across Europe, including a reforrestation project in Hardknott Forrest, UK, improving alpine biodiversity in the Berchtesgadener Land Biosphere Region, Germany and fighting single use plastic to protect the turtle nesting ecosystem in southern Calabria, Italy. We can’t WAIT! BOGO! ? ? ? Get 1 for you, 1 for a friend at 30% off! PLUS, free shipping & 10% to your fav charity! Get your BOGO CODE now at https://t.co/ImW7Us4Oz6, then shop Nov 29-Dec 2. #BlackFriday – #CyberMonday2019 pic.twitter.com/R4HALl8I1O— Lolly Dagger (@LollyDagger) November 27, 2019Lolly Dagger has got a great Black Friday deal – buy one, get one for a friend, with free shipping, and see 10% of the price go to a charity of the customer’s choice. Raise more than £50 for your good cause when you shop HUGE Black Friday deals and donations from some of our leading mobile, broadband and TV retailers including Sky, Carphone Warehouse, NOW TV and more. https://t.co/KISQdLzO1g pic.twitter.com/x2SEzDMgli— easyfundraising (@easyuk) November 23, 2019Easyfundraising has lots of Black Friday offers while a lot of the retailers it works with, including M&S, John Lewis, Argos and Fat Face are doubling their donations.  552 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 WWF highlights ‘limited stock’ of natural worldIn a series of new content releasedin time for Black Friday (29 Nov), WWF is highlighting the ‘limited stock’ of endangered wildlife around the world – including polar bears, pandas and jaguars – with a call to save our species. The charity is asking people to think twice about where they spend this holiday season, and to consider purchases that could have a lasting, positive impact around the world.Fanny Calder, Director of Campaigns at WWF-UK, said:“Our throwaway culture is one of the biggest threats to the environment and seasonal events such as Black Friday and Christmas can intensify our unsustainable consumption of the world’s limited resources. This is putting existential pressure on vital nature and wildlife around the world. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to make a conscious effort choose eco-friendly brands and products, reduce the number of single-use items we buy and be creative with present buying – by opting for experiences over products or picking items that will far beyond the festive season.”WWF is asking followers to donate and support their work to protect wildlife from threats such as poaching and habitat loss, as well as helping to restore nature here in the UK and abroad. Its Christmas advert, ‘Adopt a Better Future’, focuses on the global challenges facing wildlife as a result of deforestation. Melanie May | 29 November 2019 | News #BuyNothingNew day is back once again! The ethical alternative to #blackfriday. Support our campaign and shop with one of our #reuse members this Friday. Click on the link to find your nearest #reusenetworkmemberhttps://t.co/dn7V7U93ZT pic.twitter.com/q7Jg9tWu7O— Reuse Network (@reuse_network) November 25, 2019Buy Nothing New Day – Reuse’s campaign to get people to buy nothing new on Black Friday is back for another year. With UK shoppers expected to spend £8.57 billion across the weekend, it is asking people to imagine if that money was spent in local charity shops instead. With the #BlackFriday sales starting, remember that if you shop through Amazon Smile then we will receive a donation on eligible items! Head to https://t.co/pxgYvRvTay to get started and pick University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. pic.twitter.com/pG6fCcCcuD— Heartlands Hospital Charity (@HHospCharity) November 28, 2019Lots of charities are reminding people that if they shop through AmazonSmile this Black Friday and select them as their chosen cause, Amazon will donate to them. It’s Black Friday: the biggest day in the shopping calendar, but it’s also increasingly a good day for charities too. Here’s a selection of some of the alternative Black Friday activity going on today, raising funds for good causes. Alternative wedding photographer Steal the Day Photo will donate £100 from his overall fee to a local charitable cause per booking of any of his wedding photography packages before 22 December.Some stores are quite clear, inviting customers to boycott Black Friday. If they must buy from then companies like Schuhhaus Walder will donate – 5 Francs in their case to the charity Winterhilfe (Winter Help).Boycott #BlackFriday! White Friday by Schuhhaus Walder: No rebates making people buy stuff they never need, instead donating 5 Francs for every sold pair of shoes to Winterhilfe, national #NGO. https://t.co/zAl78vw8Cz— Beatrice Schulter (@BeaSchulter) November 29, 2019 Tagged with: Black Friday corporate fundraising Geoganics is donating 20% of all purchases made on the day to a charity helping the planet – chosen by its followers from Surfers Against Sewage, Friends of the Earth, Brighton Dolphin Project, and Plastic Oceans. Double your donations to SightsaversSightsavers says it is jumping on the Black Friday-deal bandwagon and offering donors a chance to get a seasonal bargain by getting their donations doubled.A research poll by Sightsavers found that nearly seven in ten shoppers wait until big events like Black Friday or Cyber Monday before making big purchases, with 73% planning to fork out for something expensive this Black Friday.Sightsavers’ Director of Global Individual Giving & Marketing, Becki Jupp said:“As our research has found, Brits love to get extra bang for their buck. I am sure they’ll be thrilled to hear that until 9 January, the UK government is matching all donations made to Sightsavers up to £2 million, so doubling your impact.“We also learned that the average person plans to donate £47 over the festive period. That’s enough to fund an operation to correct the in-turned eyelashes of someone with the advanced stages of the blinding eye disease, trachoma. A donation before 9 January means Sightsavers can deliver twice as much quality eye care to those who need it.”last_img read more

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15 Jun
2021

Philadelphia: ‘As nurses, we demand justice!’

first_imgWorkers World Party Philadelphia joined National Nurses United and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) in holding a vigil on Oct. 29 for healthcare workers who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Marie Kelly speaks at healthcare worker vigil, Oct. 29.                                                      WW Photo: Joe PietteCurrent and retired nurses spoke about the dangers that the for-profit healthcare system poses to workers,and read the names of over 200 nurses and healthcare workers who have died from the coronavirus.Marie Kelly, a new member of Workers World Party’s Philadelphia branch, has been a pediatric and home health nurse for decades. During the vigil, she tied the struggle of healthcare workers to the fight against white supremacy and police violence:“Six percent of adults between March and May who were hospitalized for COVID were healthcare workers. A third of those were nurses or nursing assistants. 27% spent time in ICU and 4% of them died during their hospitalization. A point that National Nurses United stresses is the racial disparity of people who have been felled by the pandemic.“This pandemic hits hardest on people of color. We know this as nurses, because we know the history of healthcare throughout the centuries. This is nothing new to us. It just speaks to the other injustices we find in this systemically racist system.“I would be remiss if standing here in Philadelphia this week I did not call out the forceful oppression in response to the protests against the murder of Walter Wallace Jr. by the police. This mentally ill man was gunned down in his neighborhood in front of his mother by the police of this city. And the people in power respond by putting this city under siege by local and state police, and the National Guard. We are under an armed camp.“As a nurse, I have seen — as all nurses have seen as caregivers and as healers — we have seen, in the delivery rooms, the first time a son is held by his mother. At the bedside, we have seen that mother as an old woman, dying, holding her son’s hand for the last time. We grieve for Walter Wallace Jr. as healthcare workers. As nurses.“We demand justice for Walter Wallace Jr. We demand justice for his family that they might get some peace from this catastrophe that has happened to their family.“We as nurses and as union members also believe in free speech and the right to assemble. As nurses we should speak out against the abduction by federal forces of Anthony Smith, a well-known activist with REAL Justice in this city. He has been abducted and detained on false charges that are politically motivated to silence him. And we will speak for him. And we will demand his release.“Justice for Walter Wallace Jr.! Free Ant Smith!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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14 Jun
2021

Seed Treatments a Must in 2018

first_img By Gary Truitt – Apr 11, 2018 SHARE Seed Treatments a Must in 2018 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Treatments a Must in 2018 Listen to the complete report with Dan Emmert here.center_img Seed Treatments a Must in 2018With planting delays almost a certainty for most growers, seed treatments are a must for 2018. Seed treatments are more common today. With a cool and wet spring, Dan Emmert with DuPont Pioneer says they will pay dividends this year, “Pioneer has a new seed treatment this for soybeans called Lumisena™. It has a new mode of action and is very effective against vitothra. Last year we saw a 2 bushel advantage with the use of this seed treatment.” This year it is part of the standard DuPont Pioneer PPST seed package. On the corn side, Emmert is recommending ethaboxam seed treatment, “It has very good control of pythium.” Whatever seed treatment you use, Emmert says check the mode of action especially when planting different seed hybrids.Dan EmmertEmmert says while planting is still several weeks away, growers should not consider any changes to their cropping plans, “We will have plenty of time to get the crops planted. In Southwest Indiana, we planted corn last year into the first week of June and still had good yield results.” As for when your field is ready to work, Emmert says check your soil first to make sure it soil is dry enough to avoid compaction. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleReport: Midwest States Among Most Vulnerable from Proposed TariffsNext articlePurdue Drone Startup Taking Flight in Agriculture Gary Truittlast_img read more

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2 Jun
2021

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes’ Coon working to become more consistent player

first_img Twitter Twitter Previous articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Bronchos open season with shutoutNext articleFight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  center_img Lucas Coon isn’t satisfied about where he’s at.Yet, the Odessa Jackalopes’ forward has plenty of confidence that he’s about to hit his stride.The only thing that’s standing in his way is being able to perform well on a consistent basis.So far this year, the Steamboat Springs, Co. native has scored two goals with one assist through 10 games in the 2020-21 season. “I’m not happy with the start but I’ve been playing a little better lately. It’s a step in the right direction. I’m going to work on playing with consistency and keep building.”His last goal came against Lone Star on Dec. 17 in which his second period score gave the Jackalopes the lead as they eventually won 2-1 in overtime.That performance has given him momentum as the Jackalopes currently sit in third place in the North American Hockey League South Division standings with a 6-6-2 record with 14 points.Coon has been critical of his preparation this season, saying that it could be better.“It’s just getting my legs going,” Coon said. “It’s how much preparation I put into the game. I got a little lazy in previous games but I thought I played the right way (Dec. 17). I have to work on the 60-minute piece.”Of course, it hasn’t helped that Coon entered the season coming off a sprained ankle injury that kept him sidelined for three months and set him back.“I felt like I was playing catch-up,” he said. “Now I’m more comfortable and I feel like I’ve been playing well and getting better and better each game.”Coon says his ankle is still not 100 percent but that it feels alright to be playing on.Odessa head coach Jason Fortier says Coon’s speed is his biggest attribute to the club.“When he’s playing physical, he’s a force,” Fortier said. “He has to be consistent and remember to play with that consistent edge every night but when he does that, he’s tremendous.”Coon has already committed to the Air Force Academy and plans to play there after next season, saying that he promised to play two years of junior league hockey before joining the academy.“I committed to the Air Force in my senior year of high school,” Coon said. “This is my first year and I’m going to play another year of junior and then head to the academy and hopefully play some professional hockey if I’m lucky enough.”Becoming a pilot remains the main goal, saying that his uncle helped spark his interest in aviation while growing up.“My uncle got me into it,” Coon said. “He was in the Army and I got to tour an Army base. He wanted to be a pilot but didn’t have the vision for it so he planted that seed of interest in my head. Hockey gave me the window of opportunity to take that career path.”Yet as Coon continues to develop and try to find that consistency, he’ll still be happy as long as his team continues to find a way to win.“I just want to help my team win every night,” Coon said. “You have to make hits and plays and have an impact on the game every night.”>> Follow Michael Bauer on Twitter at @OAmichaelba Facebook NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes’ Coon working to become more consistent player Pinterest SportsJackalopesLocal News By Digital AIM Web Support – December 29, 2020 last_img read more

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26 May
2021

‘This Is The Height of Police Apathy’: Delhi HC Directs Proceedings Against Police Officers For Not Registering FIR On Complaints of Abuse and Harassment of a Dalit Man [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories’This Is The Height of Police Apathy’: Delhi HC Directs Proceedings Against Police Officers For Not Registering FIR On Complaints of Abuse and Harassment of a Dalit Man [Read Judgment] Karan Tripathi28 April 2020 11:54 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has directed for initiating proceedings against police officers, under section 4 of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, who willfully did not register the FIR upon receiving complaints of abuse and harassment of a Dalit man. While directing the trial court to initiate proceedings against such police officers, the Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kait noted that…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 Delhi High Court has directed for initiating proceedings against police officers, under section 4 of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, who willfully did not register the FIR upon receiving complaints of abuse and harassment of a Dalit man. While directing the trial court to initiate proceedings against such police officers, the Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kait noted that the aggrieved Dalit man ran from pillar to post to get justice, but the present case exemplified the hight of deafness of Delhi Police, especially the SHO of the concerned police station. The present criminal appeal was moved under section 14 on the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, as well as under section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code, for setting aside of an Order dated 05/06/18 passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Saket.Allegations in the complaint An accomplished international equestrian, the appellant moved the court claiming that he was continually harassed and criminally intimated for his identity as a person belonging to a Schedule Caste.He contended that the defendants, who belonged to privileged socio-economic and elite backgrounds, publically humiliated, threatened and abused him by using derogatory casteist slurs, as well as criminal intimidation. The defendants were alleged to have formed a WhatsApp group to plot an acid attack on the appellant, and to torture and kill his trainer, and his counsel in this case – Mr Kapil Modi. On 22.04.2018, Kapil Modi registered a complaint in Fatehpur Beri police station. In this complaint, he alleged: “Plan of Acid Attack on my Schedule Caste student Prashant (aka Praveen Kumar)”. However, the Police did not take any action on the said complaint. After this, one of the defendants allegedly called up the appellant and threatened him for lodging the complaint by saying that she’ll get him beaten up by police. Fearing his life and safety, appellant went to register a complaint on 29.04.18 at the same Fatehpur Beri police station, but the police officials allegedly refused to register his complaint and turned him away. The appellant also tweeted a cry for help and justice to both the Prime Minister as well as Commissioner of Delhi Police. On 11.05.2018, appellant received an e-mail from Commissioner of Police directing Special Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) to take necessary action on the appellant‟s complaint. On 14.05.2018, alleging inaction by police and other authorities, appellant filed an application under Section 156(3) Cr.P.C before the Metropolitan Magistrate in Saket Court. However, the said Magistrate adjourned the matter for 2 months after directing the police to file an Action Taken Report. Appalled by this order, the appellant moved an application seeking a shorter date but the same was orally dismissed by the Magistrate. Subsequently, the appellant also wrote letters to the Police Commissioner as well as the Chief Justice of India highlighting how the subordinate courts are ignoring the cause of providing justice to Dalits. After that, the appellant had moved a complaint before the Additional Sessions Judge citing that the police as well as the Magistrate have not performed their duty under section 4 of the SC/ST Act. Thereafter, on 05.06.18, the concerned ASJ dismissed the applicant’s application under section 4 of the SC/ST Act. This led him to approach the HC.Submissions in HC Appearing for the appellant, Mr Kapil Modi argued that the concerned ASJ in utter disregard, willfully neglected their duties prescribed under section under Sections 5 and 4 r/w 15A(8) (C) of SC & ST Act r/w Rules 5 & 7 of the Rules 1995 and most importantly in utter disregard and knowingly disobeying the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment in Lalita Kumari vs. State of Uttar Pradesh. Section 4(2)(b) of the said Act states that: “it is the duty of the public servant to register a complaint or first information report under this Act and other relevant provisions and to register it under appropriate sections of this Act.” He further submitted that presiding officers of both the courts below failed to discharge the judicial duties judiciously and not being sensitive to the intention of the statute with due diligence and passed erroneous orders. While raising objections on Mr Kapil Modi’s authorised representation of the appellant, the state’s counsel argued that the appellant never lodged any complaint with the Fatehpur Beri police station. Rather, the complaint from the Commissioner’s office on 31/05/18. The state further submitted that the complaint was unsubstantiated, lacked a prima facie case under the SC/ST Act, and looked more like an afterthought to counter the allegations put up by the defendants. Lastly, it was argued by the state that there was no willful neglect of the police officials named in the present case as at the time of the alleged incident, the directions of the Supreme Court were to first initiate an enquiry before registering a case under Prevention of Atrocities on ST/SC Act.Findings of the Court To begin with, the court rejected the argument challenging Mr Modi’s appearance in the present case under section 15 by noting that in a letter issued by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, Mr. Kapil Modi‟s contribution have been recognized along with the International Dressage Development League for their significant contribution in making the Olympic sport of Dressage accessible to Dalits via the IDDL competition platform. The court observed that: ‘It is further stated in said letter that in India, Dalit men and boys are beaten and murdered for riding a horse. The contribution of Mr Kapil Modi and the IDDL in achieving the constitutional goal of equality for Dalit horse riders is greatly appreciated by the NCDHR.’ Therefore, the court found Mr Modi competent to represent the appellant in the present case. After taking the facts of the case into consideration, the court observed that: ‘there was an imminent danger of the life and persons of the appellant. He lost his peace of mind because being in reasonable apprehension of danger to his person and completely disturbed and perturbed fearing acid attack from the alleged accused persons. Moreover, there was reasonable and bonafide belief that evidence in electronic form may be destroyed or tempered with.’ The court also noted that as per the Supreme Court’s judgment in Subhash Kashinath Mahajan’s case, preliminary enquiry must be conducted within 7 days, whereas in the present case, enquiry report was submitted by the ACP on 18.06.2018 i.e. after 59 days. Therefore, the court observed, while there was embargo on registering FIR for offences under SC/ST Act, there was no embargo for registering FIR for other offences. The court further went on to highlight that allegations falling under SC/ST Act, the SHO of Police Station Fatehpur Beri was duty bound to entertain complaint and perform his duty required to be performed under section 4(1) and 4(2) of the SC/ST Act, however, he failed to do so. Moreover, the courts below have ignored the above facts. Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

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9 May
2021

Multi-year observations on the gametogenic ecology of the Antarctic seastar Odontaster validus

first_imgThis study reports the first multi-year observations on the reproductive patterns for an Antarctic predator/scavenger, Odontaster validus (Koehler 1912). Seastars were collected monthly from a shallow site (15–20 m depth) near the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Rothera Research Station (Adelaide Island, 67°34′S 68°08′W) from July 1997 to January 2001. Reproductive condition, oocyte size frequencies and spermatogenesis were examined in at least ten seastars each month using histological and image analysis techniques. Gonad indices (GI) and pyloric caeca indices (PI) were also examined in the same samples. Female and male GIs varied seasonally, in parallel with a reduction in the proportion of large oocytes and mature sperm in the gonad in August to mid-October following winter spawning. Despite there being remarkable consistency in the timing of spawning from year to year, differences in the reproductive condition of individuals were apparent. Patterns in the digestive tissues also varied with season, peaking in December and reaching a minimum in February in two of the three study years. This weaker annual pattern may partly reflect the varied diet of this predator/scavenger species, which is not directly dependant on the timing and magnitude of the annual phytoplankton bloom. Pooled oocyte size distributions and residual analysis suggested that oogenesis progressed over 18–24 months, with the largest of the two size classes (maximum diameter = 183 μm) being spawned annually. This pattern of oocyte growth and spawning was previously reported in the early 1960s for an O. validus population from McMurdo Sound, which lies south of Rothera by 10° latitude. The extremely catholic diet of this predator/scavenger suggests the reproductive patterns of the seastar will be less susceptible to changes in food supply compared to polar suspension feeders or deposit feeders.last_img read more

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9 May
2021

Images as proximity sensors: the incidence of conspecific foraging in Antarctic fur seals

first_imgBackgroundAlthough there have been recent advances in the development of animal-attached ‘proximity’ tags to remotely record the interactions of multiple individuals, the efficacy of these devices depends on the instrumentation of sufficient animals that subsequently have spatial interactions. Among densely colonial mammals such as fur seals, this remains logistically difficult, and interactions between animals during foraging have not previously been recorded. ResultsWe collected data on conspecific interactions during diving at sea using still image and video cameras deployed on 23 Antarctic fur seals. Animals carried cameras for a total of 152 days, collecting a total of 38,098 images and 369 movies (total time 7.35 h). Other fur seals were detected in 74 % of deployments, with a maximum of five seals detected in a single image (n = 122 images, 28 videos). No predators other than conspecifics were detected. Detection was primarily limited by light conditions, since conspecifics were usually further from each other than the 1-m range illuminated by camera flash under low light levels. Other seals were recorded at a range of depths (average 27 ± 14.3 m, max 66 m). Linear mixed models suggested a relationship between conspecific observations per dive and the number of krill images recorded per dive. In terms of bouts of dives, other seals were recorded in five single dives (of 330) and 28 bouts of dives <2 min apart (of 187). Using light conditions as a proxy for detectability, other seals were more likely to be observed at the bottom of dives than during descent or ascent. Seals were also more likely to be closer to each other and oriented either perpendicular or opposing each other at the bottom of dives, and in the same or opposite direction to each other during ascent. ConclusionsThese results are contrary to animal-attached camera observations of penguin foraging, suggesting differing group-foraging tactics for these marine predators. Group foraging could have consequences for models linking predator behaviour to prey field densities since this relationship may be affected by the presence of multiple predators at the same patch.last_img read more

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