Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgCapital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Houston Cathedral hosts Friends of Iman Interfaith Iftaar

first_imgHouston Cathedral hosts Friends of Iman Interfaith Iftaar Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 View the photo gallery[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Christ Church Cathedral in Houston hosted an interfaith Iftaar on July 11, presented by the Friends of Iman, a group of young adults who organize education and interfaith activities in memory of Iman Haq, a young Muslim woman who died two years ago at the age of 20.An Iftaar is a traditional Islamic dinner observed during the month of Ramadan, when the community gathers together to break their daylong fast as the sun goes down.The event featured a panel discussion with representatives from the three Abrahamic faiths: Mubeen Khumawala representing Islam, Rabbi Steve Gross representing Judaism, and the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, dean of the cathedral, representing Christianity. As the event was focused on the observance of Ramadan, an Islamic month of fasting, each representative spoke briefly on the fasting rituals of their faith tradition before taking questions from the crowd.Khumawala explained that many Islamic rituals can be traced to the idea of self-purification.“We attain self-purification through fasting by restraining yourself from your two most basic needs: food and drink,” he said. “Fasting during the month of Ramadan serves a means of remembrance…We remember God to attain self-purification by reciting his word, through supplicating to him and by keeping our minds and our tongues busy with this remembrance.”According to Gross, the Jewish tradition focuses on the idea of atonement on Yom Kippur, which is the culmination of 10 days of repentance. “The holiday, or holy day, of Yom Kippur enables us to really try to focus our intentions through prayer, through repentance, and through fasting,” he explained. “Jews go through a process each year when we try to keep ourselves on the straight and narrow.”Speaking on the Christian season of Lent, Thompson explained that the most American Christian traditions do not fast as fervently as their faith counterparts. “We are not as observant as our brothers and sisters of other faiths,” he said. “If we fast at all, we usually fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. But during Lent, we also have this practice of taking on a spiritual discipline or giving up something that we love.“It becomes sort of a joke in many Christian churches. I give up beer every year because I really like it! I like to come home at the end of the day with a really cold, really hoppy, dark beer. And when I come home, and I am deprived of that, it reminds me that I am trying to live in some way like Jesus did during his time of temptation.”Audience members asked several thought-provoking questions regarding the role of women in each religion, the meaning of traditional dress, and the call to charity shared by each faith.At one point, an older Christian woman, who admitted her only knowledge of Islam comes from the media, expressed anger with what she perceived as the disparagement of women and the lack of education of Muslim Imams, or leaders. But before Khumawala could fully respond, she added, “I know there are Imams with a political point of view that ask their congregations to ‘rise up.’  That is a lot of power for one person to have, so where does that come from?”At that point, Thompson interjected with the only applause-line of night, stating, “The late Rev. Jerry Falwell, a highly educated Christian leader, went on CNN and said about Muslims, ‘Blow them all away in the name of the Lord.’ So I would simply offer that it is an equal opportunity misuse of one’s religious power. We see it more in our news media, but I don’t think that it is really any more prevalent amongst leaders in the Muslim world than it is among Christian leaders in the western world.”In regards to traditional clothing, Gross added, “I encourage all of you with questions to sit next to a woman wearing a hijab or traditional dress, and you might learn so much more from them. Often from our western eyes, it is seen as something of subjugation, but in my experience it is almost always a matter of choice. In Judaism, some men choose to wear a yarmulke and in some more orthodox traditions, women will cover their heads… It is a wonderful, complex cultural tradition.”The discussion ended with a question regarding each faith’s common call to charity. A young Muslim woman explained that charity is a central tenet of Islam and asked why it is also important to the Jewish and Christian faiths. Drawing upon that sense of ecumenism, Thompson explained why Christians are called to see God in all things.“John’s Gospel, the beginning of Genesis and some of Paul’s letters in the New Testament say that the Christ is incarnate in all things. And while we don’t mean to co-opt your faith into our own, what that means is it’s not just metaphorical that if I feed you, I feed Jesus. The Christ is, in fact, incarnate in you. When we will say in our better moments that there is truth in Islam that you can teach us, that there is truth in Judaism that you can teach us, that is because Christ is also incarnate in your faith. So the truth you teach us is in fact Christ teaching us.”Gross also explained another commonality in the religions as he noted, “Many people in this audience probably don’t know that Jesus is also the Messiah in Islam. So it is important for the world to know that there is huge amounts of overlap in our faiths.”“And Jesus was also a quite faithful and observant Jew,” Thompson added.Following the discussion, Khumawala issued the Islamic call to prayer, and the Islamic community prayed in the parish hall before everyone took part in the Iftaar dinner with jazz musicians playing in the background.Friends of Iman provides scholarships for disadvantaged young people all over the world, especially girls. The organization, which is spearheaded by Iman Haq’s mother, Naila Qureshi, first held this interfaith dinner two years ago with just a few participants. This year, that number swelled to well over 100 participants and continues to grow. Learn more about Friends of Iman here. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm Congratulations on real Interfaith work. Yours might really encourage more of the same. Our country has changed and we have to acknowledge that in churches. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Ecumenical & Interreligious Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Georgiana Cameron says: Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Comments are closed. 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Canada: The making of Mishamikoweesh

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Leigh Anne WilliamsPosted Aug 8, 2014 Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Children and youth gathered last June at Kingfisher Lake in northern Ontario to celebrate the creation of the Anglican Church of Canada’s first indigenous diocese. Photo: Anglican Video[Anglican Journal] Anglican Video is producing a documentary on the creation of the Spiritual Indigenous Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, the first indigenous diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada.Lisa Barry, Anglican Video senior producer, says the documentary—which will be available in 2015—explains the genesis and evolution of the new diocese, beginning with the dream of pioneering aboriginal priest the Rev. William Winter. “This diocese was William Winter’s dream,” says Barry. “It began to be articulated at the first Sacred Circle in 1989 and it has come to fruition in the installation of Bishop Lydia [Mamakwa].”  Mamakwa’s installation and the celebration of the new diocese took place in the first week of June at Kingfisher Lake in northern Ontario.Footage of the celebration and interviews with Mamakwa and other people in the community have already been posted on the church’s website, but the documentary is intended to provide the historical context documented by Anglican Video.“It’s been such a privilege…to film every Sacred Circle,” says Barry, explaining that the first Sacred Circle in 1989 was the first time Anglican aboriginal clergy from across the country gathered. Barry added that it has also been a privilege to witness the changes in what was voiced in those gatherings. “What you saw at the first Sacred Circle [was] a glimmer of hope and a lot of pain…And in 1994, it was just like a river or a sea of pain, with the people sharing about residential schools and the apology,” she said. “And then it became about rebuilding. And Lydia’s installation was a… glorious moment, to see the tremendous pride and hope and just grace that was visited upon that event.” Anglican Video filmed the new diocese’s first Sacred Circle, which will be its governing body, functioning like a synod, as well as the week’s celebrations, which included evening gospel music jamborees.Barry says she hopes the documentary will be useful when Mamakwa tells the story of Mishamikoweesh in communities and also for helping all Anglicans understand the purpose and meaning of this new indigenous diocese, especially the fact that it is not a movement to separate from the church but to create an indigenous diocese within the church. “That was what was stressed over and over again,” said Barry, explaining that the message was, “We are walking together…We are not leaving you. We are walking with you as equal partners.”Barry said the documentary marks both an end and a beginning. “It is the fruition of this dream, but now the work is ahead.”But Barry said the stories she has heard from people in the community indicate that Mamakwa is well equipped to lead them through new challenges. She recounted the story of one young woman who said that Mamakwa had cared for her at a time when she was despondent about the suicides of friends, inviting her to be involved and help in the church with other youth. She told Barry that many people have such stories of Mamakwa personally inviting them, watching over them, encouraging them and trying to help them to heal. “I heard so many stories like that. I think what a tremendous testament to Lydia as a leader—in her quiet way, saving her community and saving young people,” said Barry.The video, when finished, will be available online on the church’s website and from Anglican Video.– See more at: http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/the-making-of-mishamikoweesh#sthash.s69gB3pP.dpuf Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canada: The making of Mishamikoweeshcenter_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Featured Jobs & Calls Indigenous Ministries Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

School safety commission misses the mark by ignoring guns

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By F. Chris Curran, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and first published on theconversation.comA federal school safety commission that formed after the Parkland, Florida, school massacre won’t be focusing on guns.That’s according to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who stated recently that firearms were “not part of the commission’s charge per se.” She made the remark in response to a U.S. senator who asked if the commission would consider the role of firearms in school violence.Of course, if the commission were to focus on just guns, they would miss the mark. But as a scholar who studies school safety, I similarly believe if the commission ignores one of the main contributors to school shootings – particularly one as important as the instruments used to carry out the shootings – it could discredit any other recommendations the commission makes.A broad approach neededGiven the composition of the Federal Commission on School Safety – which includes the attorney general, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and the secretary of Homeland Security – the commission is poised to take a broad view on solutions to school violence. That broad view includes education and mental health issues as well as law enforcement and security.Such a broad approach is what’s needed. As Americans have seen in recent school shootings, these tragic events often are the result of a variety of factors. Those factors include mental health issues, interpersonal conflict, a failure to identify students of concern and intervene before they become violent – and, yes, access to firearms.In fairness, the importance of addressing guns is not entirely lost on the commission. When it was formed in the wake of the Parkland shooting, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that his department had “taken new steps” to ban bump stocks, get better information on background check systems, and aggressively prosecute those who lie on background checks. Likewise, the commission’s original charge included considering age restrictions on firearms.Shortly after DeVos stated that the commission would not focus on firearms, the Department of Education issued a clarifying statement that DeVos and the commission “continue to look at all issues the President asked the committee to study and are focused on making recommendations that the agencies, states and local communities can implement.” However, the statement added this caveat: “It’s important to note that the commission cannot create or amend current gun laws – that is the Congress’ job.”While DeVos is correct that the commission is not in a position to change federal firearms laws, I believe it should still provide guidance to state and local jurisdictions that may want to address school violence through further regulating firearms.Local action takenIn the last several months, a number of states and locales have moved to enact gun control laws. Some states have banned bump stocks and others have limited the capacity of magazines. Similar proposals are currently moving through state legislatures. They are also being discussed by candidates for political office.In contrast, DeVos’ most direct discussions of firearms in the wake of the recent school shootings have been the potential for schools to arm teachers. She has suggested more than once that this option should be on the table and at the discretion of state and local leaders.DeVos could just as easily apply this local control argument to removing guns from schools. While some states and locales are already taking steps to better regulate firearms, the backing of recommendations from a federal commission could both serve to summarize evidence on the most effective approaches while also providing political support to such efforts.Additionally, while the appetite for federal action on gun control may be limited at the moment, providing recommendations to Congress with regard to firearms’ role in school violence is a proper role for the commission. Just as the Department of Education’s recent statement indicates, Congress has the power to take action on gun control. Congress would, however, be in a better position to do so with concrete recommendations from the commission.Making recommendations to policymakers, whether local or federal, would be consistent with the commission’s likely action around other contributors to school violence. These include consideration of medication for troubled youth, the effects of press coverage on school shootings, and rating systems for entertainment or video games. In short, lacking direct control over federal gun laws is no more a reason to not consider the issue than a lack of direct control over other contributors to school violence.The bottom line is students deserve to be safe in school. The Federal Commission on School Safety can only make schools safer if it takes an honest look at all of the factors that contribute to school violence. In my opinion, the role of firearms is not an issue the commission can afford to ignore. Please enter your comment! TAGSthe conversation.com Previous articleScam Alert: City Energy Utility DepartmentNext articleBreaking News: Apopka Fire Station #6 responds to car fire Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Breaking News: Sean Wylam named Apopka Fire Chief

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Breaking NewsBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceApopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and City Administrator Edward Bass announced that Assistant Fire Chief Sean Wylam has been named fire chief of the Apopka Fire Department. Wylam replaces Chief Chuck Carnesale, who will retire tomorrow at 5 PM.Bass released the following statement, signed also by Nelson:Assistant Fire Chief Sean Wylam We have selected Assistant Fire Chief Sean Wylam as the new Fire Chief effective Friday, August 30, 2019, at 5:01pm.  In accordance with the City Charter, Chief Wylam’s appointment will be included on the September 4, 2019, agenda for ratification by the City Council.  Chief Wylam has been with the Apopka Fire Department for 16-plus years.  He began his career as a firefighter and worked his way up to his current position of Assistant Fire Chief – Training.  Chief Wylam has several fire education qualifications, credentials, and certifications some of which are listed below.  With the City’s ISO review coming up in the fall, Deputy Chief Ray Thompson will assist Chief Wylam with this review before his retirement.EducationExecutive Fire Officer – University of FloridaGraduate of University of Florida Fire and Emergency Services Management ProgramA.S. in Fire ScienceA.S. in Emergency Medical ServicesState and National CertificationsState and National Certified Fire Officer IVState and National Fire Safety Inspector IIFEMA certified Emergency Program ManagerState Certified Fire InvestigatorState and National Fire Service InstructorProfessional OrganizationsOrange County Operations Chiefs Group (Chairman)Orange County Emergency Response Team-(Emergency Coordinating Officer)Professional AssociationsNational Society of Executive Fire Officers -National Fire AcademyInternational Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Executive Fire Officer Section MemberThank you,Mayor Bryan Nelson and Edward D. Bass IIThis is a breaking news story. Stay with The Apopka Voice for more details as they are known. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka City Administrator Edward BassApopka Fire Chief Chuck CarnesaleApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Mayor Bryan NelsonAssistant Fire Chief Sean Wylam Previous articleUnder Carnesale, the fire department grew in line with the city it servesNext articleDistrict website provides flooding information, links to prepare for Dorian Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Two suspicious objects found in Strabane – alert causes evacuation of Gaelschoil

first_img Two suspicious objects found in Strabane – alert causes evacuation of Gaelschoil Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By News Highland – October 24, 2014 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Two suspect devices have been found by police following searches in the Ballycolman Estate.The alert was raised this morning following reports of a suspect device being thrown at a patrol car.A number of homes have been evacuated as a result.Earlier it was decided to evacuate 150 staff and children from the Gaelschoil in Strabane as a result of the alert.Cllr Brian McMahon, who works in the school, says the incident created a huge amount of fear for staff, children and parents:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/brimcevacuation1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleMan appears in court charged with the murder of Jimmy and Kathleen CuddihyNext articleRyan Mc Hugh named GAA/GPA’s Young Player of the Year News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Unfortunate That The Properties Of Religious And Charitable Institutions Are Being Usurped By Criminals: Allahabad High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesUnfortunate That The Properties Of Religious And Charitable Institutions Are Being Usurped By Criminals: Allahabad High Court Sparsh Upadhyay17 Feb 2021 11:35 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court earlier this month dismissed the bail application filed by a man accused of selling properties of a Math (Akhil Bhartiya Udasin Sangat Thakurji Virajman Thakurdwara Jhaaulal) on the basis of forged and fabricated documents in favour of the land mafias. While dismissing his bail plea, the Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh observed, “It is unfortunate 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 Allahabad High Court earlier this month dismissed the bail application filed by a man accused of selling properties of a Math (Akhil Bhartiya Udasin Sangat Thakurji Virajman Thakurdwara Jhaaulal) on the basis of forged and fabricated documents in favour of the land mafias. While dismissing his bail plea, the Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh observed, “It is unfortunate that the properties of religious and charitable institutions are being usurped by criminals.” The matter before the Court A regular bail application under Section 439 Cr.P.C. was filed by one Bharat Das seeking bail in FIR No.0584 of 2019, under Sections 406, 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 506 IPC. Facts in brief The complainant in the matter one Mahant Sarvarakar (Jere-Intejaamkaar) of the Math and is responsible for taking care of and managing properties of the Math and securing interest of the Math. He claimed that he was declared the successor of Mahant Parmeshwar Das in the year 2002 and a Division Bench of Allahabad High Court, in the year 2016, declared him to be the legal heir and successor of Mahant Parmeshwar Das Further, he claimed in his complaint that many imposters claiming to be Mahant of the Math in connivance with the land mafias have sold several properties and land of the Math illegally without taking permission from the District Magistrate. It was further alleged that the accused-applicant (Bharat Das), by presenting himself as Mahant of Math, had been involved in selling the properties of the Math illegally and fraudulently to the land mafias. Several instances of the cases pending against the accused-applicant were been given in the complaint. Thereafter, based on his complaint, an FIR was registered stating the accused by using false and fabricated documents illegally bought and sold the property of the Math by threatening the complainant. Arguments put forth by the Accused The Counsel for the accused-applicant submitted before the Court he succeeded as Jere-Intejaamkaar of the Math after the demise of Mahant Ramji Das and that he is the jere-intejaamkaar of the properties of the land in question to date. It was further stated that Mahant Parmeshwar Das had executed a declaration deed declaring that the complainant was a dishonest person and wanted to usurp land and properties of Math and that the complainant was not the chela of Mahant Parmeshwar Das as claimed by him. It was further submitted that the land sold by him was for the purposes of maintaining the Math and for better management of the properties. Lastly, it was submitted that the accused-applicant himself is grabbing the property of Math and he wants to put the present accused-applicant aside and, therefore, false cases are being instituted against him. On the other hand, the AGA submitted before the Court that it has come in the investigation of the offence that the applicant, fraudulently, after preparing forged and fabricated documents, had been selling the properties of the Math by presenting himself as Mahant of the Math whereas he has no right to sell the properties. Court’s observations The Court, in its order, observed that despite the order passed by the High Court in the writ petition filed by Parmeshwar Das (in which stay was granted regarding disposing of the land of the Math) the accused-applicant got registered a forged trust deed namely, Thakur Ji Maharaj Trust and showing his members as a disciple (chela) and declared him as treasurer. Further, he started transferring entire money of the Math and executed several sale-deeds fraudulently on the basis of forged and fabricated documents in favour of the land mafias and that there are sufficient evidence against him for committing the offence. The Court took into account 15 cases which have been found against the accused and investigation is on in respect of other cases. Thus, the Court remarked, “Looking at the long criminal history of the accused-applicant and his involvement in the commission of the offence i.e. selling property of the Math by the accused-applicant in active connivance with the land mafias without any authority or competence is a serious offence.” Therefore, the Court did not find any ground to release the accused-applicant on bail and his bail application was thereby rejected. Case title – Bharat Das @ Ram Newaz Singh v. State of U. P. [BAIL No. – 8577 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Tourism figures up for Inishowen but important to keep going – Crawford

first_img WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Previous articleNight Night North West – Series 2 – Episode 13Next articlePressure on Irish Water to deliver works on Ballindrait supply News Highland It’s hoped that the May the 4th be with you Festival in Inishowen will act as a huge tourism attraction for Donegal.The festival which is getting underway on the peninsula this weekend has a range of events taking place, celebrating the filming location at Malin Head.Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Manager Joan Crawford was speaking on today’s Nine till Noon Show and says tourism figures have increased tenfold since last year’s Irish Open in Ballyliffin.However she stressed it’s important to keep the momentum going:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/joancrghjghjghjghjawford1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – May 3, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Tourism figures up for Inishowen but important to keep going – Crawford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Conflict or co-existence? Foraging distribution and competition for prey between Adelie and chinstrap penguins

first_imgAdelie (Pygoscelis adeliae) and chinstrap penguins (P. antarctica) are morphologically and ecologically very similar, have very similar diet and breed sympatrically in the Scotia Arc from the South Sandwich Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula. To investigate how these two species co-exist, their foraging distribution and diet were studied during the chick-rearing period at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, during the breeding seasons of 2000 and 2001. Satellite tracking data from of 19 Adelie penguins and 24 chinstrap penguins were used to compare foraging distributions. In both years the diet of both species was exclusively Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) of the same size range. In a year of low prey availability (2000), there was a statistically significant segregation of foraging areas between the two species, however, in a year of normal resource availability (2001) there was no such segregation. There was a significant difference in the foraging areas used by Adelie penguins between years but not for chinstrap penguins. Adelie penguins foraged significantly farther (mean 100 km) from the colony than chinstrap penguins (mean 58 km) in 2000 but not in 2001 (mean 58 km and 35 km respectively). In 2000, the breeding success of Adelie penguins was 51% lower than the long-term mean compared to 15% lower in chinstrap penguins. Both species achieved above average breeding success in 2001. The changes in foraging distribution and breeding success suggest that in years of low resource availability, chinstrap penguins may be able to competitively exclude Adelie penguins from potential inshore foraging areas. Current trends in climatic change and possible effects on ice distribution and krill abundance suggest that conditions could become less favourable for Adelie penguins than chinstrap penguins in areas where both species occur.last_img read more

First week back: sales and instructions boom, but nervous vendors drop prices

first_imgIt was an hectic few days by anyone’s measure, but the extraordinary property sales data for last week has now been published including a surge in instruction and sales, but high levels of price reductions.Consultancy TwencyCI says the first four days after the lockdown saw 7,897 new instructions as well as 4,640 sales subject to contract.But the fragile nature of the market despite the spurt in property sales activity is also clear to see.TwentyCI says there were also 4,244 price reductions during the four days as vendors attempted to attract offers as well as 4,677 fall-through, a consequence of many chains breaking under the strain of Coronavirus.Proptech and housing market analyst Andrew Stanton says the fall-throughs are likely to be down to both old offers being withdrawn as some buyers realise there may soon be bargains to be had, as well as vendors and buyers withdrawing over job and financial insecurity.Referring to the price reductions, Stanton says: “May is seasonally a Spring market, a time that vendors are bullish about selling at maximum value, often reducing prices in Autumn or later, so is this a sign of a ‘fire sale mentality,’ as vendors cut and run before the market slows?” he says.The figures have been released by TwentyCI as it launches a free prospecting tool for agents with fewer than five branches.“Now is the time to ensure that you’re talking to engaged sellers who are keen to get moving, but who may well be dissatisfied with the service they’ve received from their current agent over the past few weeks,” a spokesperson says.Read more about the post-lockdown market.TwentcyCI property sales May 20, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » First week back: sales and instructions boom, but nervous vendors drop prices previous nextHousing MarketFirst week back: sales and instructions boom, but nervous vendors drop pricesResearch by TwentyCI reveals a ‘huge surge’ in activity as stalled sales completed and new moves were initiated, but first indicators of a price correction are also highlighted.Nigel Lewis20th May 202001,453 Viewslast_img read more