FirstGroup profit rise fuelled by buses

first_img whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Wednesday 3 November 2010 4:17 am FirstGroup profit rise fuelled by buses Transport operator FirstGroup posted a 14.3 per cent rise in first-half profit, helped by continued strong performances from its UK rail and bus businesses.FirstGroup, whose rail business includes the Great Western franchise running into central London, on Wednesday reported an adjusted pretax profit of £77.7m on sales four per cent higher at £3.07bn in the six months to the end of September.It raised the interim dividend by 7.1 per cent to 7.12 pence.Chief Executive Tim O’Toole said: “We are encouraged by improving trends in some of our markets,” said Chief Executive Tim O’Toole.“However, while the economic outlook remains uncertain, we continue to focus on opportunities to maximise growth and yield as well as delivering efficiencies.”FirstGroup said underlying ticket sales at its British rail business grew 4.4 per cent during the six month period, while British bus revenues rose 1.3 percent and accelerated in the second quarter.FirstGroup’s American Greyhound bus network grew like-for-like sales by 1.9 per cent, shrugging off a tough U.S. trading environment.The company also increased its full year cash generation target to £180m from £150m and said it was confident of cutting its £2.19bn debt pile further.Shares in FirstGroup, which have risen 10 per cent in the last three months, closed at 351.40 pence on Tuesday, valuing the company at around £2bn. Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Unilever washes hands of Sanex

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Unilever has sold its shower gel and deodorant business Sanex to US consumer goods group Colgate-Palmolive for €672m (£584m), the firm said. The sale is part of Unilever’s deal with the EU to sell the brand for anti-trust reasons. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Unilever washes hands of Sanex Wednesday 23 March 2011 8:10 pm Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wraplast_img read more

As death approaches, our dreams offer comfort, reconciliation

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate As death approaches, relationships can be resurrected, love revived and forgiveness achieved. DeAgostini/Getty Images Please enter your name here TAGSComfortCoronavirusCOVID-19DeathDreamsDyingFamilyLoved onesThe ConversationVisions Previous articleOC announces vaccine eligibility for ages 40+, online help for mental health, free transportation expanded and moreNext articleIf God had all the information… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Carine Mardorossian, Professor of English, University at BuffaloOne of the most devastating elements of the coronavirus pandemic has been the inability to personally care for loved ones who have fallen ill.Again and again, grieving relatives have testified to how much more devastating their loved one’s death was because they were unable to hold their family member’s hand – to provide a familiar and comforting presence in their final days and hours.Some had to say their final goodbyes through smartphone screens held by a medical provider. Others resorted to using walkie-talkies or waving through windows.How does one come to terms with the overwhelming grief and guilt over the thought of a loved one dying alone?I don’t have an answer to this question. But the work of a hospice doctor named Christopher Kerr – with whom I co-authored the book “Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End” – might offer some consolation.Unexpected visitorsAt the start of his career, Dr. Kerr was tasked – like any and all physicians – with attending to the physical care of his patients. But he soon noticed a phenomenon that seasoned nurses were already accustomed to. As patients approached death, many had dreams and visions of deceased loved ones who came back to comfort them in their final days.Doctors are typically trained to interpret these occurrences as drug-induced or delusional hallucinations that might warrant more medication or downright sedation.But after seeing the peace and comfort these end-of-life experiences seemed to bring his patients, Dr. Kerr decided to pause and listen. One day, in 2005, a dying patient named Mary had one such vision: She began moving her arms as if rocking a baby, cooing at her child who had died in infancy decades prior.To Dr. Kerr, this didn’t seem like cognitive decline. What if, he wondered, patients’ own perceptions at life’s end mattered to their well-being in ways that should not concern just nurses, chaplains and social workers?What would medical care look like if all physicians stopped and listened, too?The project beginsSo at the sight of dying patients reaching and calling out to their loved ones – many of whom they had not seen, touched or heard for decades – he began collecting and recording testimonies given directly by those who were dying. Over the course of 10 years, he and his research team recorded the end-of-life experiences of 1,400 patients and families.What he discovered astounded him. Over 80% of his patients – no matter what walk of life, background or age group they came from – had end-of-life experiences that seemed to entail more than just strange dreams. These were vivid, meaningful and transformative. And they always increased in frequency near death.They included visions of long-lost mothers, fathers and relatives, as well as dead pets come back to comfort their former owners. They were about relationships resurrected, love revived and forgiveness achieved. They often brought reassurance and support, peace and acceptance.Becoming a dream weaverI first heard of Dr. Kerr’s research in a barn.I was busy mucking my horse’s stall. The stables were on Dr. Kerr’s property, so we often discussed his work on the dreams and visions of his dying patients. He told me about his TEDx Talk on the topic, as well as the book project he was working on.I couldn’t help but be moved by the work of this doctor and scientist. When he disclosed that he was not getting far with the writing, I offered to help. He hesitated at first. I was an English professor who was an expert in taking apart the stories others wrote, not in writing them myself. His agent was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to write in ways that were accessible to the public – something academics are not exactly known for. I persisted, and the rest is history.It was this collaboration that turned me into a writer.I was tasked with instilling more humanity into the remarkable medical intervention this scientific research represented, to put a human face on the statistical data that had already been published in medical journals.The moving stories of Dr. Kerr’s encounters with his patients and their families confirmed how, in the words of the French Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne, “he who should teach men to die would at the same time teach them to live.”I learned about Robert, who was losing Barbara, his wife of 60 years, and was assailed by conflicting feelings of guilt, despair and faith. One day, he inexplicably saw her reaching for the baby son they had lost decades ago, in a brief span of lucid dreaming that echoed Mary’s experience years earlier. Robert was struck by his wife’s calm demeanor and blissful smile. It was a moment of pure wholeness, one that transformed their experience of the dying process. Barbara was living her passing as a time of love regained, and seeing her comforted brought Robert some peace in the midst of his irredeemable loss.For the elderly couples Dr. Kerr cared for, being separated by death after decades of togetherness was simply unfathomable. Joan’s recurring dreams and visions helped mend the deep wound left by her husband’s passing months earlier. She would call out to him at night and point to his presence during the day, including in moments of full and articulate lucidity. For her daughter Lisa, these occurrences grounded her in the knowledge that her parents’ bond was unbreakable. Her mother’s pre-death dreams and visions assisted Lisa in her own journey toward acceptance – a key element of processing loss.When children are dying, it is often their beloved, deceased pets that make appearances. Thirteen-year-old Jessica, dying of a malignant form of bone-based cancer, started having visions of her former dog, Shadow. His presence reassured her. “I will be fine,” she told Dr. Kerr on one of his last visits.For many kids, their only experience with death is with family pets, and the return of deceased animals can be comforting. Carol Yepes/Getty ImagesFor Jessica’s mom, Kristen, these visions – and Jessica’s resulting tranquility – helped initiate the process she had been resisting: that of letting go.Isolated but not aloneThe health care system is difficult to change. Nevertheless, Dr. Kerr still hopes to help patients and their loved ones reclaim the dying process from a clinical approach to one that is appreciated as a rich and unique human experience.Pre-death dreams and visions help fill the void that may otherwise be created by the doubt and fear that death evokes. They help the dying reunite with those they have loved and lost, those who secured them, affirmed them and brought them peace. They heal old wounds, restore dignity, and reclaim love. Knowing about this paradoxical reality helps the bereaved cope with grief as well.As hospitals and nursing homes continue to remain closed to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic, it may help to know that the dying rarely speak of being alone. They speak of being loved and put back together.There is no substitute for being able to hold our loved ones in their last moments, but there may be solace in knowing that they were being held.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez Arquitectos

first_img Area:  352 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Camilo DuqueText description provided by the architects. The house ¨Lago en el cielo¨ is a single family housing Project, located less than 30 minutes from Medellin, Colombia. This house, projected in two levels lets you enjoy a privileged view over La Fe dam, and its location on the land was conceived to allow you to be in touch with nature.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcorePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWhen you reach the premises, you don´t see the house immediately, you have to search for it, in part, part because the landscape distracts and in part because it is clinging to the mountain, and it is like if the house wanted to see without being seen.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueAt first instance, you recognize from outside an orthogonal volumetry with a moderate proportion and quite façade. Its skin veneered with precast concrete similar to the blackboard. Density is balanced with big glass windows and super imposing volumes that bring lightness.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueThe main entrance to the house is through the upper level where a solid teka pivoted door opens to a large hall, next to the main lounge that shares an open kitchen, dining room and guest bathroom. In this same level the house has a bedroom with a bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. All space enjoys the visual characteristic that gets impressive as you go through the big glass doors, to the upper level terrace.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueAccess to the lower level is through a hallway with special lighting, rhythm and proportion characteristics that invite you to walk down. The way to the lower level is guided by the light that enters through oversized openings that play in a rhythm of verticalities and join the visitor to reach the visual of a huge glass window same as the others in proportions but bigger that frames part of the work: outside vegetation.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueEach one of the openings that seen from outside are a part of the building, now seen from inside provide a static furniture, with ashlars, jambs and lintels with the same depth. A convenient seating height invites you to stay and have a conversation or read a good book from the library below the frames.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueThe main bedroom almost unseen in the lower level is generously endowed with sliding windows that hide embedded in the walls that serve as pockets and when open the bedroom claims its own private terrace pierced by a native tree, original inhabitant of the land.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueA textured wall with rolling stone the San Andres type, separates the bedroom and bathroom that includes a great window from floor to ceiling, it is another place of the house that dumps the pleasure of the sentences: having a bath under the natural light.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueThe house interior is well relaxed, with common materials such as wood, stones, cement. Furnished with some classics like Barcelona chair, the Eames Lounge chair or the chaise lounge LC4 that honored the heritage of modern architecture and names like Mies Vander Rohe or Le Corbusier.Save this picture!© Camilo DuqueExternal image had its moment in the project but it was not all, it was more the internal result of spaces and routes made for human activities as well as the materials and coatings drawing together the overall volumetic.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessGallipoli Agadere Memorial & Hospital Museum Proposal / Ziya Imren, Barış Ekmekçi, M…ArticlesHow to Architect | The BookArticles Share Architects: David Ramírez Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2009 Projects Houses House “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez Arquitectos ArchDaily CopyHouses•Retiro, Colombia Colombia CopyAbout this officeDavid Ramírez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesRetiroColombiaPublished on July 14, 2012Cite: “House “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez Arquitectos” 14 Jul 2012. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Camilo Duque+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House “Lago en el cielo” / David Ramírez Arquitectos “COPY”last_img read more

Panorama House / A for Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Houses Save this picture!© Hemant Patil+ 24 Share Photographs:  Hemant Patil, Monali SonarSave this picture!© Hemant PatilRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo“We should attempt to bring nature, houses and the human being to a higher unity”   -Mies van der Rohe.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilThe Panorama house is set on the backwaters of the Gangapur Dam in Nasik. The backwater is framed by the beautiful Sahyadri mountain ranges that help render the entire site like an idyllic dream.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilWith such a context the intention couldn’t have been more simpler than to create a space that simply frames the idyllic image and to behold the magnificent plays of weathers and seasons that animate that picture perfect view. The idea here is to work with the minimum in design, space making and also materials. Being a fluid space, it also blurs the lines between the interior, exterior and the nature beyond.Save this picture!First Floor PlanWith this simple intention in mind, the house was conceived as a simple Pigmented concrete cuboid matching the soil colour of  the surrounding, supported over an even grid of slender Miesien columns. A sort of a strange co-existence of heaviness and slenderness -more like, Corbusier marrying Mies to create a unique sub-tropical house type. Save this picture!© Hemant PatilThe concrete shell and the steel columns are arranged in a manner that the concrete shell cantilevers on all four sides.  A screen of full height sliding window panels run in between columns and help compose the view even further. The cantlevering slab of the concrete shell beyond the windows creates a smooth transition into a verandah.Save this picture!SectionThe service blocks are treated as independent objects placed within the concrete shell in a manner that they only delineate spaces by their presence but never completely seperate the space. This ensures an organic movement with the house instead of a formalized zones of movement.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilThis house designed by us incorporates only three materials in a vow to maintain the purity of space and also as a critical stand opposed to the current trends of using almost infinite number of false materials and artificial finishes whereas we have achieved all of this in a single R.C.C slab, right from the ceiling pattern at the bottom to polished concrete floor on top. The colour of the surrounding soil and mountains mingles with the structure to let us perceive it as a single unit.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanHowever poetic we try to be, architecture ultimately is the composition of three dimensional elements made of real materials put together to form a space. Hence, materials are of utmost importance to compose this poetry. As a child everyone cherishes memories of drawing the sun rising from two mountains and reflections of it in water and birds soaring in the sky. We thus make an effort to frame these prized moments towards infinity.Save this picture!© Hemant PatilProject gallerySee allShow lessStructures in the Slope / bergmeisterwolf architektenSelected ProjectsWhat Is the Worst Thing About Architecture Today?Misc Share “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard India Projects 2014 Architects: A for Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeA for ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNashikIndiaPublished on August 27, 2015Cite: “Panorama House / A for Architecture” 27 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Panorama House / A for ArchitectureSave this projectSavePanorama House / A for Architecture CopyHouses•Nashik, India Panorama House / A for Architecture “COPY”last_img read more

Five journalists currently held, four others released – Internet restored for a few hours

first_img Follow the news on Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific Organisation The two organisations welcome the release of Min Zaw, 56, the Burmese correspondent of the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun. He was freed on 3 October after being held for six days. Reporter Nay Linn Aung of 7-Days Journal and Kyaw Kyaw, an editor from Seik Ku Cho Cho (Sweet Thoughts) Publishing House, were also released after being arrested. Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcome the release of Kyaw Ze Yar Tun of the newspaper The Voice. In a separate development, Internet connections were restored for a few hours today.The Internet came back on at 2 p.m., and some Rangoon Internet cafés opened for the first time in nearly two weeks. But it was cut again a few hours later. Burmese sources said that the Internet, when in came back on, was very slow and that all email messages sent to Burmese (.mm) addresses during the crisis, had been deleted. It was impossible to access news websites and blogs.Reporters Without Borders and the BMA call for the complete restoration of the Internet, without restrictions.____________________________________________________________________________05.10.2007Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association today condemned the continuing detention of a total of six journalists who have been arrested since the start of the pro-democracy demonstrations. They also condemned the crackdown that has followed the protests and said they feared that more journalists could be arrested.”Now that United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari has failed to get the repression stopped, it is important that the international community should continue to call for the release of the hundreds or possibly thousands of people, including six journalists, who have arrested since mid-August,” the two organisations said.”We are appalled by the methods used by the police, who are arresting many people, especially young demonstrators, on the basis of photos taken by plain-clothes police who were in the demonstrations,” Reporters Without Borders and the BMA added.According to the information available to the two organisations, the six journalists and writers held are Maung Yan Paing, a writer living in North Okkalapa, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, a writer and radio and TV producer, Ye Lwin, a poet, writer and singer with the Mizzima Wave Band, Kyaw Zeya Tun, a reporter with The Voice Journal, Win Ko Ko Lat, a reporter with Weekly Eleven Journal, and photo-journalist Win Saing, who has been held since 28 August A Rangoon reporter said all of his colleagues were afraid to go about with cameras or video cameras. Radio DVB reported that the government has ordered the security forces to identify the journalists and demonstrators who sent photos and video footage abroad showing the demonstrations and their violent dispersal. The information ministry, the official news agency and the security forces have reportedly been told to work together to identify the “citizen journalists.”The Burmese public is able now to use the Internet but restricted to Burmese web sites and email messages with Burmese addresses ending in .mm. At the same time, many privately-owned magazines have still not reappeared on news stands. Some are refusing to publish propaganda while others are still waiting for the military censors to approve their next issue.Foreign journalists who have just left Burma say it is getting harder and harder to find reliable Burmese sources. “They are afraid and you no longer know who is who,” said a French-speaking journalist based in Asia. “Those who took part in the demonstrations have been arrested or are in hiding.”The government press has published articles that are critical of the foreign media and accuse them of being “liars trying to destroy the nation.” The New Light of Myanmar, a government daily, has not mentioned the recent nighttime raids in which dozens of monks and civilians have been arrested.The Japanese government is meanwhile said to be about to suspend its aid as a result of the murder of Japanese video reporter Kenji Nagai, whose body has been repatriated.Reporters Without Borders and the BMA finally apologise for including information in recent releases that was not properly verified and turned out to be wrong. The security forces did not search the Traders Hotel and no German journalist was injured in Rangoon. May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific News RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi was arrested on 26 or 27 September. As he sustained a head injury, he is being held at the Insein Township hospital, near Rangoon. Ye Lwin was beaten at the time of his arrest on Pansodan Street. He suffers from epilepsy. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News News Help by sharing this information News to go further October 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists currently held, four others released – Internet restored for a few hours Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Ex-Sarpanch Approaches SC Seeking To Retain His ‘Julaha’ Scheduled Caste Status: SC Issues Notice [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesEx-Sarpanch Approaches SC Seeking To Retain His ‘Julaha’ Scheduled Caste Status: SC Issues Notice [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Aug 2020 1:54 AMShare This – xAn Ex-Sarpanch of a village in Haryana whose scheduled caste certificate was cancelled has approached the Apex Court seeking to retain his ‘Julaha’ Caste Status.The petitione, Mohan Kumar, was elected to the post of Sarpanch reserved for Scheduled Caste, on the basis of Scheduled Caste Certificate. Following complaints, the National Commission for Scheduled Caste ordered for an investigation…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?LoginAn Ex-Sarpanch of a village in Haryana whose scheduled caste certificate was cancelled has approached the Apex Court seeking to retain his ‘Julaha’ Caste Status.The petitione, Mohan Kumar, was elected to the post of Sarpanch reserved for Scheduled Caste, on the basis of Scheduled Caste Certificate. Following complaints, the National Commission for Scheduled Caste ordered for an investigation in the complaint by a three member committee. The committee found that certificate of Scheduled Caste was obtained by him only on the basis that he was working as weaver (Julaha) and not on the basis of the caste to which he belongs to i.e. Arora Khatri Caste (General Category). It then submitted reported to Deputy Commissioner, Yamuna that Mohan Kumar does not belong to the Scheduled Caste but belongs to Arora Khatri Caste which falls in General category.He challenged this order of the Committee and the consequent order of Naib Tehsildar cancelling caste certificate before the Punjab and Haryana High Court which upheld it by observing that he did not explain how his entire family including himself got admission in the Govt. Model Senior Secondary School in the General Category as Arora Khatri and not as a Scheduled Caste.Assailing the High Court judgment before the Apex Court Bench comprising of Justices UU Lalit and Vineet Saran, Senior Advocate Rajive Bhalla, on behalf of Mohan Kumar, submitted that he is more concerned about his status rather than the election as Sarpanch to the concerned Gram Panchayat. He submitted that if determination by the Committee is to be the final word, the entire family and future generations of the petitioner would be deprived of the status of being “Julaha”.Challenging the order of the Committee, he also raised the following contentions: (a) In terms of the directions issued by this Court in Kumari Madurai Patil and another vs. Additional Commissioner, Tribal Development and Others [1984 (6)SCC 241], a Committee was constituted by the State only on 23.04.2019. ` (b) The committee that went into the status of the petitioner and the question whether he belonged to the community of “Julaha”, was not properly constituted.The bench then issued notice limited to the questions whether Mohan Kumar and his family come from the community of “Julaha” and whether the Committee which went into the question was properly constituted or not. The court clarified that pendency of this matter shall not have any impact or effect upon the election as Sarpanch to the Gram Panchayat.Case name: Mohan Kumar vs. State of HaryanaCase no.: SLP(C) No. 6649/2020Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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

Seven men fined for their role in Gweedore melee

first_imgNewsx Adverts Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – May 30, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleJunior Finance Minister uses Donegal visit to call for a ‘Yes’ voteNext articleCouncillor claims a lack of rural B&Bs is damaging tourism News Highland Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Seven men fined for their role in Gweedore melee Pinterest WhatsApp A Judge has described the ordeal of four gardai being set upon by a 40-strong crowd in west Donegal as a terrifying situation.One of the gardai, Kenneth Gallagher, was blinded in the melee when he tried to use a pepper-spray to free himself from a headlock – he was also being kicked and punched.Seven men were before the court in relation to the disturbance.A special sitting of Dungloe District Court heard how plastic bottles and chips from a local takeaway were thrown Garda Gallagher and Garda Rory Harrison at 3.15 a.m opposite the Dodge nightclub in Gweedore.As the crowd set upon them while they attempted to make an arrest and place a person in their Garda patrol van another Garda vehicle arrived with the assistance of Garda Ronan McNamara and Garda Declan McCann.Seven men aged between 19 and 24 admitted a number of public disorder offences.Garda Gallagher, who suffered most from the crowd, said as he arrested one man another grabbed him from behind in a headlock. He was kicked and held and punched.He had a pepper-spray which he never used before and as he was trying to get his thumb on the trigger he was grabbed from behind and he shot myself in the eye and was blinded. He partly recovered his sight when he threw water on his eyes but they still stung.Judge Paul Kelly said it was the worst public order situation he had ever dealt with.Following strong defence submissions he ordered all seven to make donations ranging from €1,000 to €500 to two charities, Sheephaven Subaqua Club and a Foroige youth project in Falcarragh, and bound them to the peace for 12 months.Cathal Breslin, 24, of Magheraclogher, was ordered to donate €1,000 for obstructing a peace officer, threatening behaviour and being drunk.Michael Curran, 23, of Middle Dore, Bunbeg, was ordered to donate €1,000 for obstructing a peace officer, failure to obey a Garda direction, and threatening behaviour.Stephen Kissane, 21, of Meenaniller, Derrybeg, was ordered to donate €700 for obstructing a peace officer.Shaun Curran, 19, who is Michael’s brother, Patrick Harley, 20, of Middle Dore, Cathal Friel, 20, of Lunniaghbeg, Derrybeg, amnd Michael McBride, 23, of Stranacorkra, Derrybeg, were each ordered to donate €500 for threatening behaviour.After the hearing gardai said they wished to pass on their thanks to Dodge staff who assisted them. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

‘Unprecedented increase’ in demand for holiday homes in Donegal

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – August 12, 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The demand for property in Donegal is said to have increased dramatically despite the current climate.There’s reportedly an unprecedented increase in demand for the likes of two bedroom dwellings and holiday homes in the county.Edel Quinn, owner of Edel Quinn properties in Donegal says with 80% of their current properties on the market now sale agreed, they are finding it difficult to find new place to show buyers.Ms Quinn has set up a Facebook campaign urging homeowners who are thinking about selling their house to make contact with them:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleBusiness Matters Ep 7 – Willie Cremen & Evelyn McGlynnNext articleAway Cup ties for North West sides News Highland ‘Unprecedented increase’ in demand for holiday homes in Donegal Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Turkish president to reveal total size of Black Sea gas discovery

first_img The Fatih ship found the Tuna-1 well in the Sakarya gas field around 170km off Turkey’s northern coast. (Credit: Terry McGraw from Pixabay) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is set to announce the total size of gas reserves found in the Black Sea when he visits a drill ship later this week.Erdogan will officially announce the details this Saturday, from the deck of the drill ship Fatih.Speaking to the parliamentary group of his governing Justice and Development (AK) Party on Wednesday, Erdogan said this year’s discovery of 320 billion cubic meters of gas reserves by Turkey’s drill ship, the Fatih, made the country very happy.Erdogan said the ship’s ongoing activities in the region would result in the discovery of more natural gas reserves.“By going to our drill ship Fatih on Saturday, we’ll both personally witness the efforts on site and announce the amount of the new reserve,” he said.The discovery is expected to come on stream as soon as 2023The Fatih ship found the Tuna-1 well in the Sakarya gas field around 170km off Turkey’s northern coast. The prospect marks the largest discovery in the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone and also in the entire Black Sea.The Tuna-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 4,525m when it had intersected more than 100m of the natural gas-bearing reservoir in Pliocene and Miocene sands.The discovery is expected to come on stream as soon as 2023 and commercial extraction of the gas will allow Turkey in reducing its reliance on Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan for energy imports.Apart from Faith, another Turkish drillship, Kanuni, had started its journey towards the Black Sea to start operations there. In August this year, the first-ever gas discovery in Turkish ultra-deep waters was announced following the drilling of the Tuna-1 well in the Sakarya Block in Western Black Sea.last_img read more