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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Show Comments ▼ Monday 4 October 2010 8:24 pm Tags: NULL AIR PARTNER DIVIDEND REGAINS ALTITUDE More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp whatsapp PRIVATE aircraft charter operater Air Partner said yesterday it would restart dividend payments this December, after cancelling pay-outs in March due to difficult market conditions. The charter broker to governments and wealthy individuals said it hopes to continue upping its dividends from now on. Shares in the business rose three per cent to 310p yesterday. Share KCS-content
Saturday’s sales exceeded £20bn, one of their best ever days.Overall the chain’s sales were up by 1.2 per cent on the previous year, a lower rate of growth than observed in recent weeks. And across the high street, the holiday season growth in sales was modest, according to figures from accountants BDO.“The weather has put people off shopping, but it’s come so early consumers still have time to do their Christmas shopping,” says BDO head of retail Don Williams. “Usually most retail sales lost due to bad weather are made up,” added Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight. “Consumers tend to delay purchases rather than cancel them altogether.”However, with Christmas falling on a Saturday the next two weekends will be crucial, said Archer.There was conflicting news for online purchases. While non-store sales were up 27.6 per cent on the same time last year, this was well below the rate of increase seen in November (39.2 per cent). People were concerned about their orders being held up in the snow, said BDO.Yet John Lewis reported that online sales boomed during the freeze. Wednesday’s internet sales were up 98 per cent on the previous year, said Maggie Porteous, Head of Selling Operations.“We undoubtedly saw customers switching to online,” she said.Meanwhile, West End shops are to open for longer on Monday 27 December, after Sunday trading laws restricted opening times on Boxing Day. Some stores, such as Liberty, will stay open until 10pm. SNOW may have kept people at home for much of last week, but consumers hit the stores as soon as milder weather returned, according to data released yesterday.John Lewis recorded falls in sales on Wednesday and Thursday, compared to the same days last year. However, a weekend surge saw the department store surpass £100bn in revenue for the week. KCS-content Sunday 5 December 2010 11:23 pm Tags: NULL Shoppers return to stores after snow whatsapp Share whatsapp Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Show Comments ▼
Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) 2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (formerly Multiverse Resources Plc) is an exploration and mining company in Nigeria licensed to extract zinc, copper, gold, lead, tantalite, tin and barite ores. The company started a granite quarrying operation in 2005 in Ogun State and went from an installed capacity of 600 000 tons per annum to a over 1 millions tons in just over ten years across three locations in Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc has a zinc and lead mine site at Abuni in Awe Local Government Area in Nasarawa State; and is expanding is mining operations to include exploration licenses to cover tin ore, tantalite ore and copper ore. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Docks Ltd (UTDL.mu) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Docks Limited is a Mauritian real estate development company that indulges in real estate development, strategic investment, property management, warehousing as well as logistics solutions in the Republic of Mauritius. The company also engages in different segments of real estate which include business parks, office buildings and mixed-use developments. United Docks Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The coronavirus pandemic has triggered huge challenges for businesses, and extraordinary responses from governments. It makes sense to me to keep calm and carry on investing through the market volatility. Ultimately, the world will return to normal.With this in mind, here are three FTSE 250 stocks I believe possess both near-term resilience and long-term growth prospects. I’d be happy to buy all three at their current prices.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…TurnaroundPet products and vet practices group Pets at Home (LSE: PETS) was struggling a few years ago under previous management. It was one of the most heavily shorted stocks on the London market through 2017–18.However, a new chief executive restructured the company. Trading updates over the past 12 months have revealed good momentum in the business. Meanwhile, short positions in the stock have correspondingly reduced.Open for businessIn a Covid-19 update this week, the company confirmed its stores, website, and veterinary practices will remain open. This is to provide “essential pet products and emergency health care.” Management added it has closed the group’s grooming salons.It’s not ideal, but PETS is in a better situation than many retailers. Its share price is at a 19% discount to its high of earlier this year. It may not be the biggest discount around, but it’s worth having, in my view. This is because I believe this revitalised market-leading UK business has excellent long-term growth prospects.Made from girdersAG Barr (LSE: BAG) is the owner of a portfolio of soft drink brands, including its original and flagship product Irn-Bru. The company was established as long ago as 1875. And there are still descendents of the founder keeping an eye on things in the boardroom.World wars, recessions, and depressions have failed to derail the company. I don’t expect the coronavirus to either. Like all long-established family businesses, Barr is conservatively stewarded with a multi-generational perspective. A robust balance sheet is one of the hallmarks of such firms.Survive and prosperIn a Covid-19 update this week, the company told us it had net cash in the bank of £10.9m at its financial year end. It’s now also drawn down its full £60m revolving credit facilities as a prudent measure.I’m confident Barr will survive and prosper. And the share price is at a very nice discount of 50% to its all-time high made last year.FacilitatorIG Group (LSE: IGG) owns leading online platforms for retail, professional, and institutional clients to trade thousands of financial instruments, such as stocks, commodities, and forex. Established in 1974, it’s been in the vanguard of the industry, with numerous ‘world’s firsts’ to its name.Here at the Motley Fool we’re advocates of long-term investing in great businesses, rather than short-term trading of financial instruments. However, I believe IG has built a great business, earning revenue by facilitating traders. And when markets are volatile, as they are now, traders tend to go into a frenzy.UnprecedentedLast week, the company reported “a significant increase in active clients.” It also said: “This sustained level of volatility and revenue is unprecedented.”Of course, a big boost to revenue is always welcome. However, it’s the long-term growth story at IG that really interests me. And a discount of 8% to the share price earlier this month is not to be sniffed at, in my view. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. G A Chester | Friday, 27th March, 2020 | More on: BAG IGG PETS “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address See all posts by G A Chester 3 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy at their discount prices today Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
Design Team:Martina Almela Sena, Sandra Milena Medina Montoya, Paula Pérez Escudero.Clients:PrivadoEngineering:Consultora de Proyectos y Estructuras CPE / http://www.consultoracpe.com/City:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JosefotoinmoRecommended ProductsFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990 in Les Couleurs®WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. OOIIO Architecture designs and builds terraced houses in Madrid, specifically in the Montecarmelo neighborhood, one of the most fashionable residential areas in the capital. If today you walk through the streets of Montecarmelo you can see new homes everywhere, since it is a fairly young area in Madrid. Most of these new constructions convey few emotions, it seems as if they were content to respond to purely mercantile parameters, forgetting that architecture is more than that: a house is actually a memories container for a family, the scenario where your life together with your more beloved relatives is going to happen. When a family decides to build a new house they are actually making a dream to come true.Save this picture!© JosefotoinmoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© JosefotoinmoIf your kids grow up into a building designed specifically for your needs, and it is a construction that expresses emotions, is suggestive, is different,… then they will grow up into a stimulating and didactic place. When we all close our eyes and think of the words “terraced houses in Madrid” images of monotony and alignment come to mind quickly. It is true that the urban planning that governs the Madrid neighborhoods are authentic cages for creativity, alignment machines, factories of the same. But OOIIO Architecture seeks to convey emotions and sensations through creativity and uniqueness in residential architecture, just where usually we see soulless constructions, by applying certain design techniques, such as Dalí’s “paranoid-critical method,” which allow us to escape these restrictions. Although of course you must comply with the norm, using those techniques you could let your imagination flow to reach unexpected solutions. This was, for example, thinking of traditional sun protection systems, such as esparto blinds that can be found in vernacular architecture in southern and eastern Spain, OOIIO architects came to the solution of creating rough brick cloths that cover and protect from the sun these terraced houses in Madrid, configuring the facade.Save this picture!© JosefotoinmoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© JosefotoinmoOne house has an interior patio, and the other has not, but you will never see this difference from the exterior. The interiors are warm, with luminosity and joy. Although the houses may look the same outside, without knowing where one begins and the other ends, inside each house responds to a different configuration. Again betting on the custom design of each solution. The houses are built for two different families, so it would be strange to make them live in the same spatial distribution, it would not make sense if we make customized architecture tailored to each client. The facades volumes were moved in and out to auto generate shadows in the facade surfaces, to call them from the strong Madrilian sun, like books on a shelf.Save this picture!© JosefotoinmoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© JosefotoinmoProject gallerySee allShow lessBLA Apartment / Alexandre Loureiro Architecture Studio + Gabriela PintoSelected ProjectsSkate Parks: Photographs of Brutalist Recreational Landscapes in CaliforniaArticles Share Projects Photographs: Josefotoinmo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Spain CopyAbout this officeOOIIO ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridOn FacebookSpainPublished on July 26, 2020Cite: “Houses in Montecarmelo / OOIIO Arquitectura” [Casas en Montecarmelo / OOIIO Arquitectura] 26 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 February 2005 | News The charity Victim Support is asking people to give up 60 minutes to do something constructive like hour-long fundraising activities during the week of 25 April 2005.‘Make some time for the victims of crime’, suggests the charity as it launched its Sunrise Appeal.The charity commissioned a survey by NOP World to ask 1,000 adults what they would do if they have one extra hour to do anything they wanted. The poll revealed that: Advertisement Tagged with: Events Give us 60 minutes, says Victim Support * 26% would stay in bed, sleep, relax with a cup of tea, or do nothing* 7% would spend time with friends and/or family* 5% would play sport, visit the gym or exercise* 4% would go shopping* 1% would have sexPaul Fawcett, Head of Communications at Victim Support, said: “People often say that they don’t have enough time in the day to get things done, but the survey shows that ‘stay-in-bed-Britain’ is thriving, or rather, it’s reaching for the snooze button.”Several sponsors and donors have already given or pledged £1.7 million during teh initial phase of the Sunrise Appeal.Ken Madine, the charity’s Head of Fundraising, added: “If people can’t give up an hour, they can donate £3 to their local Victim Support by texting the word Sunrise, followed by a space and then their postcode, to 80887.” 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Top StoriesGovernor Can Direct Floor Test Even While House Is In Session : SC Approves MP Governor’s Decision [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 April 2020 1:11 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday held that the power exercised by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh to convene the assembly for a floor test cannot be regarded as “constitutionally improper”.In a 68-page judgment released on Monday, the Supreme Court affirmed its order passed on May 19 to hold floor test in the MP assembly for proving the majority of the previous government led by Kamal Nath.The…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday held that the power exercised by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh to convene the assembly for a floor test cannot be regarded as “constitutionally improper”.In a 68-page judgment released on Monday, the Supreme Court affirmed its order passed on May 19 to hold floor test in the MP assembly for proving the majority of the previous government led by Kamal Nath.The Court observed that the Governor Lalji Tandon was justified in calling for a floor test, given the facts and circumstances of the case.”Based on the resignation of six ministers of the incumbent government (accepted by the Speaker), the purported resignation of sixteen more Members belonging to the INC, and the refusal of the Chief Minister to conduct a floor test despite the House having been convened on 16 March 2020, the exercise of power by the Governor to convene a floor test cannot be regarded as constitutionally improper”, observed Justice D Y Chandrachud in the judgment.”In the circumstances as they have emerged in this case, the exercise of authority by the Governor was based on circumstances which were legitimate to the purpose of ensuring that the norm of collective responsibility is duly preserved. There existed no extraordinary circumstances for the Governor to determine that a trust vote was not the appropriate course of action on 16 March 2020″, the Court added.The bench observed that “continuous existence of confidence of the house” is necessary for the survival of the government.”It is a matter which can brook no delay since the authority of the government presided over by the Chief Minister depends on the Council of Ministers continuing to have the faith of the legislative body as a collective entity”, the bench said.A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta passed the judgment in the writ petition filed Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other BJP leaders seeking immediate floor test in the assembly following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs.Notably, the Court rejected the argument raised by Senior Advocates Dr AM Singhvi and Kapil Sibal for Speaker and ex-CM Kamal Nath respectively that the Governor cannot issue a direction for floor test when the house is alive and in session.The bench did not accept the submission that the Governor can order floor test only at the stage of government formation.”As a matter of constitutional law, it would not be correct to proceed on the basis that the constitutional authority entrusted to the Governor to require the Council of Ministers to prove their majority on the floor of the House can only be exercised at the very inception after general elections are held and not when the Governor has objective reasons to believe that the incumbent government does not command the confidence of the house. The Governor is not denuded of the power to order a floor test where on the basis of the material available to the Governor it becomes evident that the issue as to whether the government commands the confidence of the house requires to be assessed on the basis of a floor test”.Senior Advocates Singhvi and Sibal submitted that all SC precedents for ordering floor test were at the stage of government formation immediately after elections. There was no precedent for SC approving Governor’s decision to order floor test when the house was in session.Rejecting this argument, the Court said :”Undoubtedly, the largest number of precedents emanating from this Court have dealt with situations where a trust vote was called at the time of the initial formation of government following an election. One of the reasons for this may well be the prevalence of disputes at the time of the initial formation of governments in the states. But, this line of precedent would not exhaust the power of the Governor nor does it suggest that the authority which is entrusted to the Governor cannot be exercised once a government has been formed”.Governor can seek floor test on reasonable belief that the govt has lost confidenceWhile the Court observed that the power to summon and prorogue the house as per Article 174 has to be exercised by the Governor as per the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers, it added that the Governor can call for floor test when there are reasonable grounds to believe that the government has lost the confidence of the house.”The power under Article 174 of the Constitution to summon the House and to prorogue it is one which is exercised by the Governor on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers. But in a situation where the Governor has reasons to believe that the Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister has lost the confidence of the House, constitutional propriety requires that the issue be resolved by calling for a floor test. The Governor in calling for a floor test cannot be construed to have acted beyond the bounds of constitutional authority”. Governor’s power not to destabilize a government.The Court also added that the power given to the Governor is not to destabilize a government, and that the exercise of the power is not immune to judicial review.”Undoubtedly, the purpose of entrusting such a function to the Governor is not to destabilise an existing government. When the satisfaction on the basis of which the Governor has ordered a floor test is called into question, the decision of the Governor is not immune from judicial review. The court would be justified in scrutinizing whether the Governor prima facie had relevant and germane material to order a floor test to be conducted”. The apex court also called for a circumspect approach for exercise of such power when the house is in session, as the members have the option of bringing a no-confidence motion before the Speaker. Therefore, the Governor should not encroach into the domain of the Speaker, cautioned the Court.”In a situation where the House has been summoned following the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers, the position would be more nuanced in the sense that the remedy of a no confidence motion would be available to any segment of the legislature seeking to espouse the view that the government has ceased to command the confidence of the house. In exercising the constitutional authority to demand a trust vote, the Governor must do so with circumspection in a manner that ensures that the authority of the House to determine the existence or loss of confidence in the government is not undermined”.”In discharging this crucial role, it is necessary that the Governor bear in mind that the purpose underlying the entrustment of the authority to require a trust vote is not to displace duly elected governments but to intervene with caution when the circumstances which are drawn to the attention of the Governor indicate a loss of majority”, the Court added.As regards Dr Singhvi’s argument that the decision of the Governor resulted in “short-circuiting” the power of the Speaker to decide on the issue of disqualification of members who have submitted their resignations, the Court noted that the Speaker had already accepted 6 resignations and kept pending the resignations of other 16 legislators without explanation.The pendency of the proceedings before the Speaker cannot be a valid basis to not have the confidence of the House in the government.”nothing prevents the Speaker from taking a decision either on matters of resignation or disqualification despite convening of a trust vote. That the Speaker has not yet done so, is not a ground to defer the convening of a trust vote”, the Court added. Click here to download judgment Read JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesPass Reasoned Judgment Along With Operative Order: Supreme Court Criticizes NCDRC Practice Of Passing ‘Reasons To Follow’ Orders LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Feb 2021 3:05 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, criticizing the practice of ‘reasons to follow’ orders, directed the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to pass reasoned Judgment along with the operative order.The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi observed that, in all matters before NCDRC where reasons are yet to be delivered, it must be ensured that the same are made available to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court, criticizing the practice of ‘reasons to follow’ orders, directed the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to pass reasoned Judgment along with the operative order.The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi observed that, in all matters before NCDRC where reasons are yet to be delivered, it must be ensured that the same are made available to the litigating parties positively within a period of two months.”Undisputedly, the rights of the aggrieved parties are being prejudiced if the reasons are not available to them to avail of the legal remedy of approaching the Court where the reasons can be scrutinized. It indeed amounts to defeating the rights of the party aggrieved to challenge the impugned judgment on merits and even the succeeding party is unable to obtain the fruits of success of the litigation.”, the bench observed while noticing that, in the instant case, the operative order was pronounced on 26.04.2019, and in the reasoned judgment was made available after eight months.The court noted a recent order passed in Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd. Vs. Zaixhu Xie & Ors. in which it was observed that the delay in delivery of judgments is a violation of Article 21 of the Constitution of India and the problems gets aggravated when the operative portion is made available early, and the reasons follow much later, or are not made available for an indefinite period.Taking note of the report submitted by Registrar of NCDRC, the bench noted that, as on 20.12.2019, there were 85 such cases in which the operative order had been pronounced, but reasoned judgments were not delivered so far. “The fact which has been brought to our notice by the Registrar of the Commission can, in no manner, be countenanced that between the date of operative portion of the order and the reasons are yet to be provided, or the hiatus period is much more than what has been observed to be the maximum time period for even pronouncement of reserved judgments”, the court said.CASE: Sudipta Chakrobarty Vs. Ranaghat S.D. Hospital [CIVIL APPEAL No.9404/2019]CORAM: Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay RastogiCITATION: LL 2021 SC 100Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
iStock(NEW YORK) — With their father clinging to life, the family of an Orthodox Jewish man stabbed in the head by a machete-wielding assailant at a suburban New York City Hanukkah celebration is speaking out, vowing to “not let this terrible hate-driven attack be forgotten.”Josef Neumann, the father of seven children, was one of five people hurt in the violent onslaught Saturday night at his rabbi’s house in the Rockland County town of Monsey and is the sole victim who remains hospitalized in critical condition.“Doctors are not optimistic about his chances to regain consciousness, and if our father does miraculously recover partially, doctors expect that he will have permanent damage to the brain; leaving him partially paralyzed and speech-impaired for the rest of his life,” Neumann’s family said in a New Year’s Day statement.The family said one of the blows from suspect Grafton Thomas’ machete penetrated Neumann’s skull and damaged his brain. They said the victim also suffered other cuts to his head and neck and that his right arm was shattered.“Our father’s status is so dire that no surgery has yet been performed on his right arm,” the family said.As they keep vigil at Neumann’s hospital bed, the family called on Jewish people across the nation and world to work together to stand up against anti-Semitism and asked victims of hate to share their own experiences on social media.“We shall not let this terrible hate-driven attack be forgotten, and let us all work to eradicate all sorts of hate,” the family’s statement reads.The family said Neumann, who is also a grandfather and a great-grandfather, has received prayers and support from across the country and asked people to continue to pray for his survival.The attack occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday when the 38-year-old Thomas allegedly stormed into a Hanukkah celebration attended by about 100 people at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home in the predominantly Orthodox Jewish community about 30 miles north of New York City, according to police and witnesses.In the frenzied attack that lasted less than a minute, Thomas allegedly went after people at random, hacking them with a machete, authorities said.People fought back by throwing furniture at Thomas until he fled the house, leaving a chaotic and bloody scene behind, witnesses said.One witness, Josef Gluck, told reporters that he threw a table at Thomas and that the suspect chased him out of the house, yelling, “‘Hey you, I’ll get you.’”Gluck said Thomas tried to get into the Congregation Netzach Yisroel synagogue next door to Rabbi Rottenberg’s home, but the doors were locked from inside. He said he followed the suspect at a distance and watched him get into a car and driveway.Gluck managed to get the license plate number and turned it over to the police.Thomas was arrested at gunpoint about two hours later when a pair of New York City police officers spotted him driving in the Harlem neighborhood of upper Manhattan.Federal prosecutors filed hate crime charges against Thomas. He pleaded not guilty and was being held on $5 million bond.Police are also trying to determine if Thomas is somehow connected to the unsolved Nov. 20 stabbing of a Hasidic rabbi in the same town where the Hanukkah stabbing attack occurred, law enforcement sources told ABC News.After he was captured, Thomas’ family said he’s long suffered from mental illness, but was raised to respect all religions. Meanwhile, a criminal complaint alleges his journal contains anti-Semitic sentiments, including references to Hitler and “Nazi Culture” on the same page as drawings of a Star of David and a swastika.Thomas’ family said he was not a member of a hate group. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.