Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgLetlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.last_img read more

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Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu)  2021 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Anglican, Lutheran and Buddhist dialogue and collaboration to continue

first_img [ACNS] An international gathering of Anglicans, Lutherans and Buddhists took place in January in Myanmar – and a joint statement has now been issued which sets out the aim of future joint collaboration on projects of common concern; intentional fostering of Christian Buddhist dialogue at the leadership and grassroots levels; and greater engagement between Buddhist and Christian academic and religious institutions.Full article. Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Ecumenical & Interreligious Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Anglican, Lutheran and Buddhist dialogue and collaboration to continue Noreen Lundeen says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Comments (2) Rector Albany, NY 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 Anglican Communion, Owen Hoskin says: 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm Meeting and talking to build friendships and understanding is excellent. We need to expand our dialogue with all other faiths and philosophies in this way.However, we must be alert to losing our way by overreaching into compromising the historic faith by travelling together up the road to the ‘top-of-the-mountain’ where we mistakenly believe we find it is the same God we serve. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group February 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm Be careful, about moving in unrealistic ways. Lutherans and Episcopalians cannot even agree asto what constitutes ordination/clergy status. I have been both and I highly suggest that one readsan excellent book entitled’ LUTHERANS/EPISCOPALIANS TOGETHER: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING. Both clearly state agreements and differences well and honestly.The co-authors are G. Scott and Christopher L. Webber.There are clearly differences in understanding the position/role of deacons. Lutherans do notrecognized the ordination of anyone except the “Keeper of Word and Sacrament” whereasEpiscopalian still have “holy orders” Both are clear as to their positions , as to non-ChristiansI have to comment as I do not extensive knowledge on that subject. Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By ACNS staffPosted Feb 3, 2017 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County keeps its resident families together under one roof

first_imgYoungest TCU Graduate to date Twitter Kat Matthews is a managing editor for TCU360. She is an active coffee enthusiast and spends more time playing with her dog than she should. Kat also lives in the TCU Convergence Center, so if someone wanted to make her day, that someone should send a large pizza her way. ReddIt Kat Matthews Previous articleTCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 11 – Inhumans show, Fantastic Beasts impressions and more)Next articleFort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor Kat Matthews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ SGA elections: A guide to candidate platforms Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ printHomeless people milling about is a frequent sight on East Lancaster street.Most times they are alone. Sometimes there are families together supporting each other through their situation.Most homeless shelters in Fort Worth do not cater to families and have only single person facilities.These standards either force families to split up — to qualify for shelter — or make do however they can outside of the shelter. Usually making do means spending nights in cars or on the streets.Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County is among the few homeless shelters who are working to satisfy the demand for family housing.UGM-TC’s director of program services Deb DeLay said their family units were intended to help with the demand.“We’re the only shelter here in Fort Worth that provides shelter to fathers with children and so we were receiving a lot of phone calls and decided that we needed to incorporate that part into our program,” DeLay said.The family units are private rooms for the individual families with a bed for the parents, bunk beds for the children, a privacy curtain to separate the two beds, and a private bathroom.And while shelters assisting families are few and far between, single father families have it that much tougher finding shelter.Kevin Jones, a single father and current resident at UGM-TC, said most shelters don’t cater to families without a mother.“I was with [my son’s] mother for eight and a half years and during that time everything was okay because she had a name which we could get into some houses and ya know living arrangements um apartments or whatever,” Jones said.  “After we split up – I had the money of course but nobody wants to lease or rent to a convicted felon.”Jones, and his son Kaden, have been staying at UGM-TC while Jones tries to turn things around for his family.“We were out one night, it was pretty hot and I didn’t want to leave the car just running because we’d be wasting gas… and I’m looking at him sleeping in the passenger side seat and he wakes up and he looks up at me and he says ‘Dad it’s gonna be alright.’”Kaden’s confidence was the reason Jones applied for residency with UGM-TC.The application process is extensive and the mission only takes a handful of applicants. To view the application process, visit their services page.One reason for the exclusivity is the resources provided to its residents.DeLay said UGM-TC has numerous case managers that assist with the family units and implement programs for the residents, like an online budgeting class to teach the skills needed to live stably on a salary.The budgeting class, DeLay said, is often helpful because many participants are not used to planning for the long-term.“They live moment to moment day by day and they really don’t have those executive functioning skills that we all have,” DeLay said.  “They don’t know how to problem solve, like I said, they are in crisis mode so it’s whatever that comes up that moment that day and that’s what they focus on.”CloseAnother course offered is an intensive cooking course with the Tarrant Area Food Bank.Jones is a member of the cooking course and is learning to be a chef.“They’re looking at me as a human being, a single father who is trying to take care of his son and then giving me the resources to do so you know?” Jones said.And UGM-TC has had several stories similar to Jones’ over the past five years since it opened the single fathers unit: a father who does everything possible to get back on track with his life for his family.“We have always used our success stories here at the mission,” DeLay said.The success stories they post are summaries of a resident’s life before coming to UGM-TC, their life at UGM-TC, and their life once the resident has moved out and become an independent member of society.To see more success stories from UGM-TC, visit their news page.Shelters like UGM-TC are working together to assist homeless families in their journey back to a stable life. 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Two journalists conditionally freed

first_imgNews Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post Help by sharing this information 28.07 – Newspaper publisher held for past week is rushed to hospitalMohamed Ould Abdelatif, the detained publisher of the Arabic-language weekly Al Houriya, was transferred to Nouakchott’s national hospital last weekend. The newspaper said he has a lung problem that was aggravated by the mistreatment to which he was subjected in a police station with the aim of making him name the sources for a report about three judges. Abdelatif and one of the newspaper’s reporters were arrested on 21 July.—————-24.07 – Two journalists charges with defaming judgesMohamed Abdellatif, the publisher of the Arabic-language weekly Al Hurriya, and Nema Mohamed Omar, one of his reporters, were charged yesterday in Nouakchott with defaming and insulting three judges. They have been detained since 21 July.The charges are punishable under the criminal code by one to five years in prison and a fine of 15,000 ouguiyas (65 euros). The press law provides for a fine of up to 10 million ouguiyas (43,000 euros). The authorities have reportedly mistreated Abdellatif in an attempt to make him name his sources.——–22.07 – A journalist and publisher arrested for accusing judges of corruptionMohamed Abdellatif, the publisher of the Arabic-language weekly Al Hurriya, and Nema Mohamed Omar, one of his reporters, were charged yesterday in Nouakchott with defaming and insulting three judges. They have been detained since 21 July.The charges are punishable under the criminal code by one to five years in prison and a fine of 15,000 ouguiyas (65 euros). The press law provides for a fine of up to 10 million ouguiyas (43,000 euros). The authorities have reportedly mistreated Abdellatif in an attempt to make him name his sources.Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of Mohamed Ould Abdelatif and Mohamed Nema Oumar, respectively journalist and publisher on the privately-owned Arabic-language weekly al-Hurriya in connection with a “defamation” complaint from three judges at the criminal appeal court.The judicial police in Nouakchott arrested the journalist yesterday, and Oumar, who was in Kaedi, southern Mauritania was arrested by police there and brought back to the capital. Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Receive email alerts to go further MauritaniaAfrica Nema Oumar wrote an article in edition number 98 of the newspaper reporting that a defence lawyer had paid the three judges 25 million Ouguiyas (68,650 euros) to release a businessman and a police officer accused of drug-trafficking. He went on to say that the three judges “are known for their great experience of corruption”.“The systematic imprisonment of journalists involved in press cases must stop,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We urge the Mauritanian justice system to apply more measured responses to defamation proceedings, by allowing the media regulatory body to do its work first”, it added. August 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists conditionally freed Follow the news on Mauritania Organisation center_img News News July 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en MauritaniaAfrica News May 20, 2021 Find out more Mohamed Abdellatif, publisher of the privately-owned weekly paper Al Houriya, and one of his reporters, Mohamed Nema Oumar, were conditionally released by the Nouakchott appeals court on 17 August. They were arrested and imprisoned on 21 July.————31.07 – Journalists stage protest in support of colleagues held since 21 JulyAround 30 journalists demonstrated outside the main lawcourt building in Nouakchott yesterday morning to protest against the way two detained colleagues – Nema Mohamed Omar and Mohamed Abdelatif of the Al Houriya newspaper – are being treated to demand that they be brought before a criminal court.With their hands and ankles manacled, Oumar and Abdelatif were brought before an investigating judge half an hour after the protest. Oumar and Abdelatif have been on hunger strike since 28 July to protest against their conditions of detention and to demand that their case be transferred to a criminal court handling non-political cases.—————- RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Authorities release three cyber-dissidents who defended freedom of worship

first_img Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Follow the news on Vietnam Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more News Three Vietnamese cyberdissidents, who were jailed for defending religious freedom, have had their sentences reduced on appealNguyen Truc Cuong and Nguyen Vu Viet had their jail terms of four and five years both reduced to 32 months on appeal. Their sister had her three-year sentence reduced to four months and six days. Since she had already spent more than two years in jail she was freed immediately after the trial on 28 November.Foreign ministry spokesman Le Dung said the sentences had been reduced because the accused had „genuinely acknowledged their crimes during the appeal.‰Reporters Without Borders said pressure over the past weeks from the United States and the European Union had been fruitful. It regretted however that the judges had decided to leave two of the cyberdissidents in jail.(Picture of Nguyen Truc Cuong)_____________________________________________________________________________Three cyberdissidents on appeal trial for defending religious freedomThree Vietnamese cyberdissidents were expected to go an appeal trial on 28 November after a lower court sentenced them to jail terms of three to five years for defending religious freedom, in email, fax and telephone messages abroad.Reporters Without Borders has urged the appeal judges to exercise leniency towards Nguyen Vu Viet, Nguyen Truc Cuong and Nguyen Thi Hoa. “These three, of whom the youngest is only 27 years old have simply voiced support for religious freedom, which is a right recognised by the Vietnamese State. We expect the judges to announce their release at the appeal, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of the international press freedom organisation. We note that cyberpolice operate as much surveillance over religious expression as political dissent. We condemn these Orwellian practices by the Vietnamese regime,” he added.Nguyen Vu Viet, 27, Nguyn Truc Cuong, 36, and their sister Nguyen Thi Hoa, 44, are the nephews and niece of an imprisoned Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, who was arrested in June 2001. They are accused of “taking advantage of democratic freedoms and rights to damage the interests of the government, social organisations and citizens.” Amnesty International has said that the charge sheet against them includes a precise list of all their communications abroad.The appeal trial comes just after the Vietnamese police launched a major offensive against Vietnam’s Unified Buddhist Church, which has been strongly condemned by the European Parliament. The US House of Representatives has also passed a resolution calling on Hanoi to release all Vietnamese imprisoned or under house arrest for practising their faith or defending religious freedom. After an extraordinary meeting, the presidium of the central committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front – a satellite organisation of the Vietnamese Communist Party – on 27 November denounced the US and European resolutions, which it said “misrepresented religious reality in Vietnam”.The presidium also stressed that the stances taken could damage economic co-operation between Vietnam and the various countries involved. It called on its citizens to “redouble their vigilance in the face of plots and acts by hostile forces aiming to sabotage the great national unity bloc.” February 19, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities release three cyber-dissidents who defended freedom of worship Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison VietnamAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific to go furthercenter_img Reporters Without Borders has learned that Nguyen Vu Viet (photo), the nephew ofimprisoned priest Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly, was released on 18 February. Hisbrother, Nguyen Truc Cuong, was released a few days before that, while hissister, Nguyen Thi Hoa, was freed at the end of November. The three werearrested in June 2001 for using e-mail, fax and telephone to circulateinformation abroad about freedom of worship in Vietnam. News RSF_en News April 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders has learned that Nguyen Vu Viet, the nephew ofimprisoned priest Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly, was released on 18 February. Hisbrother, Nguyen Truc Cuong, was released a few days before that, while hissister, Nguyen Thi Hoa, was freed at the end of November. The three werearrested in June 2001 for using e-mail, fax and telephone to circulateinformation abroad about freedom of worship in Vietnam.________________________________________________________________________________28.11.2004Three cyberdissidents have sentences reduced on appealNguyen Truc Cuong and Nguyen Vu Viet had their jail terms of four and five years both reduced to 32 months on appeal. Their sister had her three-year sentence reduced to four months and six days. Since she had already spent more than two years in jail she was freed immediately after the trial on 28 November.________________________________________________________________________________ RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Basin 52 Call for Artists deadline extended

first_img WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Local News By Odessa American – May 28, 2021 Basin 52 Call for Artists deadline extendedcenter_img Odessa Arts is seeking to highlight the beauty of West Texas, and promote the talent of our local artists.Basin 52 will display 52 works by 52 different West Texas artists from Oct. 1, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022 in various City of Odessa buildings.Artists of any experience level from the following West Texas counties are eligible: Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler.Artwork should reflect the artists’ impression of West Texas and local landmarks. These works will also be highlighted in an exhibit catalog and printed on custom decks of playing cards to be sold by local merchants.Proceeds from the sale of the cards will go toward professional development opportunities for local artists and to the mural assistance program.Artists will be paid an honorarium of $50 for allowing Odessa Arts to exhibit their work. Artists are free to sell the originals provided the work is not removed from the exhibit prior to the close date.The City of Odessa operates several buildings for various departments. Each one has available exhibit space, which will brighten the workspaces as well as making the work spaces more inviting for visitors.Artwork will be selected based on skill, subject matter, and aesthetics. Profanity, hate speech, and art that is not considered to be good taste will be rejected. Follow link at https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=3383 for more information. Pinterest Previous articleOdessa College Hosts Inaugural Promotion Day for Upcoming Community Rappelling DaysNext articleSCHOLAR ATHLETES: Odessa High’s Gordon committed to staying on track Odessa American Pinterest TAGSBasin 52 Call for ArtistsOdessa Arts Twitterlast_img read more

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NAHB Announces Plans to Endorse Congressional Candidates

first_img Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago For the first time in their 74-year history, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has recently announced that they are officially endorsing candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the upcoming November 8 elections.”Our rational is that as we have come out of the Great Recession, we have taken very strong note of the fact that as the housing industry burned, Congress fiddled and we are of the mindset now that the next congress needs to look at housing seriously, recognizing its importance to both the economy and to the social fabric of our country and take actions that are long overdue,” says NAHB CEO, Jerry Howard.When the 115th Congress convenes in Washington early next year, NAHB shares that there will be plenty of unfinished housing business awaiting lawmakers. According to the announcement, NAHB believes that Congress must focus on reforming and streamlining the regulatory process and ensuring that any tax reform efforts protect vital housing tax incentives that are needed to keep housing and the economy moving forward. They also believe Congress needs to work on easing tight credit conditions for home buyers as well as enacting comprehensive housing finance reform.“As housing goes, so goes the economy,” says NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Illinois “This election could determine if the housing and economic recovery stays on track or veers off course. The incumbents and candidates from both political parties that NAHB will be endorsing have all exhibited a commitment to advance policies that will promote homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans.”The announcement states that in the coming days and weeks, NAHB will be working with its state and local home builders associations to coordinate announcing the endorsements. They share that a full list will be available after all the endorsements have been finalized.“The housing recovery has been sluggish at best and that is in large part due to the failure of our elected officials to act on some very important issues so we’ve decided to look at each and every congressional race with our local associations in those districts and determine whether or not there is either a candidate or an encompass that is worthy of our endorsement,” says Howard. “It is an endorsement that is based upon their pro-housing stance regardless of what party they are a member of.”Additionally, the NAHB states that it does not endorse candidates for president. NAHB Announces Plans to Endorse Congressional Candidates Tagged with: Congress elections NAHB Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / NAHB Announces Plans to Endorse Congressional Candidates September 20, 2016 1,254 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Congress elections NAHB 2016-09-20 Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: August Brings Increases for Numerous Default Rates Next: Chase Announces Promotions in Originations Businesslast_img read more

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‘Hardly The Picture Of A Welfare State’, MPHC Reprimands EOW For TheArrest Of A 76 Yr Old Retired Colonel And Court For Denying Bail [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Hardly The Picture Of A Welfare State’, MPHC Reprimands EOW For TheArrest Of A 76 Yr Old Retired Colonel And Court For Denying Bail [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay3 Sep 2020 7:29 AMShare This – xWhile granting bail to a retired Colonel of the Indian Army, the Madhya Pradesh High Court recently rapped EOW (Economic Offences Wing, Bhopal) for “arresting him in a case where an arrest was simply not warranted” and the court below for rejecting the applicant’s bail application.The bench of Justice Atul Sreedharan was hearing an application filed under section 439 of the Cr.P.C. for…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?LoginWhile granting bail to a retired Colonel of the Indian Army, the Madhya Pradesh High Court recently rapped EOW (Economic Offences Wing, Bhopal) for “arresting him in a case where an arrest was simply not warranted” and the court below for rejecting the applicant’s bail application.The bench of Justice Atul Sreedharan was hearing an application filed under section 439 of the Cr.P.C. for offences under sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 472, 474 read with section 120B of IPC and, registered vide Crime No.95/2020, at P.S. E.O.W Bhopal, District Bhopal.The applicant was in judicial custody since 24/07/2020 in the above-said case. The investigating agency was the Economic Offences Wing, Bhopal (hereinafter referred to as the “EOW”). The applicant is 78 years of age and is a retired Colonel of the Indian Army. He is President of the Tilak Grah Nirman Society, Bhopal.The background of the CaseOne Rabiya Bi was the complainant, along with others who registered the FIR against the applicant and other co-accused persons. The property in question was a land ad-measuring 93.37 acres situated in Village Singarcholi, Bhopal. The owner of the said property was one Faiz Mohammad who died leaving behind seven legal heirs.All the seven legal heirs, through the execution of power of attorney, transferred all the rights with regard to the aforesaid property to the power of attorney holder Mohammad Sharif (the then President of Tilak Grah Nirman Society).Notably, Mohammad Sharif (the then President of Tilak Grah Nirman Society) became the power of attorney holder for six of the legal heirs by way of the power of attorney dated 17/01/1989 and also the power of attorney holder for Mohammad Yakub (7th legal heir) vide power of attorney dated 05/08/1989.On the basis of the combined power of attorney given by the 6+1 legal heirs, Mohammad Sharif (the then President of Tilak Grah Nirman Society) sold the land in question to various people and to the Tilak Grah Nirman Samity.In the FIR dated 07/02/2020, it was alleged by the complainants that Mohammad Sharif had executed the power of attorney dated 17/01/1989 without the knowledge of the 6 legal heirs, the ancestors of the complainant and altered the remaining paragraphs of the power of attorney and thereby committed forgery.In the FIR, it was also alleged that Mohammad Sharif, in connivance with other accused persons executed various sale deeds in favour of his family members and friends in the year 1989.The applicant (Colonel Bhupendra Singh Kharayat) was arrested in this case only because he happened to be on the post of President Tilak Grah Nirman Samiti, which had purchased lands from Mohammad Sharif who sold the same on the strength of the power of attorneys executed in his favour by the legal heirs of Faiz Mohammad, more than twenty-five years ago.Arguments put forth by the counselsThe counsel for the applicant submitted medical documents pertaining to the applicant which were as recent as 29/05/2020, which reflected that the applicant who is aged about 78 years is suffering from a heart ailment.The counsel for the applicant also stated that the cell in which the applicant had been housed, one inmate was detected suffering from coronavirus.The allegation (put forth by the EOW) was that the applicant Colonel Bhupendra Singh (Retd.), is the President of the Tilak Grah Nirman Samiti and in that capacity he sold 34 acres of agricultural land from the 39 acres and the remaining 5 acres and 64 decimal were purchased in the name of the Grih Nirman Society, it was not the case of the EOW that any property had been purchased in the name of the applicant.The Counsel for the State had opposed the application for grant of bail on the ground that investigation was still in progress.The observations of the CourtThe Court felt it essential to refer to the judgement of the Supreme Court in Joginder Kumar v. State of U.P., (1994) 4 SCC 260 case, wherein the Supreme Court has extensively discussed the power of the police to effect an arrest.The court was distressed at the alacrity and absolute insensitivity with which the EOW had considered it fit to arrest the applicant.In this context, the court said,”It just didn’t matter to the EOW that the applicant is a senior citizen aged seventy-two. It mattered little to them that the applicant was suffering from a heart ailment. The EOW couldn’t care less that the applicant, with his co-morbidities came under the high-risk category of persons for whom the corona affliction could prove fatal.”The court further remarked,”Not for a moment, did the EOW pause to think whether it was necessary to arrest the applicant in a case where the alleged offence was committed more than twenty-five years ago. In the facts of this case, the arrest of the applicant by the EOW betrays a sadistic pleasure on the part of the EOW to decimate the dignity and self-respect of the applicant by arresting him in a case where an arrest was simply not warranted.” (emphasis supplied)Apart from that, the Court was of the opinion that the judiciary too, could not cover itself with glory in the manner in which it dealt with the applicant.In this context, the bench said,”The rejection order of the Ld. Court below is routine and completely devoid of human empathy to the plight of the applicant, unmoved either by the age of the applicant, his health condition or his peripheral involvement in the case or that his arrest has been affected in an alleged offence which has taken place more than twenty-five years ago. The Ld. Court below does not even momentarily reflect on the need for the continued incarceration of the applicant but for observing that the investigation is still in progress.” (emphasis supplied)The court further remarked,”The rejection of the applicant’s bail application by the Ld. Court below is not unique to the present case but reflects a deeper malaise afflicting the District Judiciary which displays a subliminal fear in allowing bail applications under the perceived notion that explanation may be called for by the High Court if, in the opinion of the High Court, the discretion in granting bail by the Ld. Court below is erroneously exercised. Resultantly, for the District Judiciary, Jail is the norm and Bail the exception.” (emphasis supplied)Lastly, regarding the present case, the court said”An application which ought to have been allowed by the Ld. Court below has trudged its way up to this court and nothing can indict the insensitivity of the judicial process more than this case where the applicant, a retired Colonel of the Indian Army, a senior citizen aged 78 years, ailing from heart disease has been in judicial custody since 24/07/2020 for an alleged non-heinous offence committed over twenty-five years ago. Hardly the picture of a welfare state.” (emphasis supplied)Consequently, the application was allowed and it was directed that the applicant shall be forthwith enlarged on bail upon his furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) with one solvent surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of the Trial Court.Case Details:Case Title: Colonel Bhupendra Singh Kharayat v. The State Of Madhya PradeshCase No.: MCRC 26706/2020Quorum: Justice Atul SreedharanAppearance: Advocate Sankalp Kochar (for the Applicant); Government Advocate A. Rajeshwar Rao (for the respondent-state)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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