National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNational Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Investment Trust Ltd (NITL.mu)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNational Investment Trust Limited is a privately owned investment trust company that provides services for individuals and corporate investors. The company engages in the launching and management of equity and fixed income mutual funds for its clients. NITL invests in equity and fixed income markets. National Investment Trust Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Executive Council calls for prayer, discernment after terrorist attacks

first_img Comments (5) By ENS staffPosted Nov 16, 2015 Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Dr.Erna Lund says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Executive Council November 2015 Rector Collierville, TN November 17, 2015 at 12:23 pm May this be a Turning Point on U.S.policy as now the scriptural reference: what one sows, one will reap… The root causes of terrorism/terrorist attacks are a result of U.S.government policies via U.S.military “solutions” vis-a-vis bombings,destruction,killings in the Middle East since 1990s…, and notably 2003 invasion of Iraq, and continuing non-stop military interventions. Indeed our heartfelt condolences to all civilians, families, refugees, the dispossessed victimized through these years. Prayerful Action for change is desperately needed! Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL November 16, 2015 at 6:17 pm Our Presiding Bishop gave us an excellent example of prayer in grave situations of this nature! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags November 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2015/11/18/presiding-bishop-michael-b-curry-addresses-syrian-refugee-crisis-be-not-afraid/ 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 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 Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA David Drachlis says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Susan daniels says: center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA November 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm And as we pray, let us please include the many innocent men, women, and children in Syria and Iraq who are dying almost daily at the hands of ISS. The terrorist attacks happens so often there that they they rarely generate more than a sentence or two in the news — and yet these children of God are no less precious in his sight. Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Thomas Hofer says: Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks on their city, Parisians brought their tributes, hopes and prayers to the Place de la République. Photo: Lucinda Laird.[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church Executive Council said Nov. 16 that Episcopalians should respond to recent attacks in Paris and Beirut with both prayer and discernment.Council expressed its “sorrow and grief for those who died, those injured, and those for whom peace has been shattered by the recent acts of terrorism in Paris and Beirut.” The statement came by way of a resolution that council’s  Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking had crafted the day before.The council’s action came on the heels of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry’s call last Friday for all Episcopalians to engage in prayer in response to the terrorist acts in Paris. Curry’s message, presented in video form, is available on The Episcopal Church’s website and its Facebook page. As of the morning Nov. 16, the presiding bishop’s statement had received more than 370,000 views on Facebook.And, council members agreed to take up a collection dedicated to the efforts of Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Bishop Pierre Whalon and the Very Rev. Lucinda Laird, dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris (also known as the American Cathedral in Paris), to assist people suffering in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. Council member Bishop Clifton Daniel, bishop provisional of Pennsylvania, proposed the collection and his colleagues agreed with no debate.The resolution said that council received the challenge Whalon issued the day after the Paris attacks to “remember God shows love for us precisely by putting off the divine power that we crave.”“The day after this heinous attack, we may wish for God to come down and wipe out our enemies” Whalon wrote, as the resolution notes. “Instead, Christ on the cross, completely powerless at the last, shows us that it is only love that can overcome hatred, evil and even death.”The council also said it accepts “the exhortation” from Laird asking that people pray “for the victims, those who died and those wounded; for their families; for all those who have helped and are helping; for all who protect us; for the city of Paris, and especially our Cathedral community; for all those whose anger, fear and hatred lead them to commit such acts…”The resolution also calls on Episcopalians “to turn to Jesus and pray for guidance, wisdom, and courage as we seek God’s path of grace and peace even in the darkness of this current moment.”And, “A Litany of Peace in the Holy Land”is suggested for use during Advent 2015 “as an act of prayerful remembering.”Council’s Nov. 15-18 meeting is taking place at the Maritime Institute Conference Center.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop, the president of the House of Deputies and the vice president of the House of Deputies. November 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm Where is church’s response to states refusing to accept Syrian refugees? I see the Catholics and evangelicals opposing these state’s positions. Why aren’t we supporting the president with a strong statement? Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Executive Council calls for prayer, discernment after terrorist attacks Posted By Matthew Davies says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Executive Council, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

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Aaron Smith left red faced as speedy opposite number steals a bullet behind the line

first_imgMonday Apr 19, 2021 Aaron Smith left red faced as speedy opposite number steals a bullet behind the line Rapid Blues halfback Jonathan Ruru showed outstanding speed and skill to snatch one from arguably the best number nine in the world when the Blues took on the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday. ADVERTISEMENTRuru, who some will remember was a close second to Beauden Barrett in the Blues’ Bronco speed tests a year ago, claimed top spot in this year’s reason fitness test, coming within four seconds of the record.In 2020 Barrett produced one of the quickest Bronco times seen by a professional rugby player in New Zealand, completing the 1.2km test in 4 minutes 12 seconds.This year, with Barrett on sabbatical, Ruru topped the group with a hugely impressive 4 min 16 seconds time.While against the Highlanders he wasn’t required to do the 20m, 40m and 60m shuttles, he showed that kind of athletic ability when he snatched this try from a trademark Aaron Smith bullet pass behind the tryline.ADVERTISEMENTSmith is widely regarded as one of the best passes of a rugby ball in the world, so that flat spin pass would have had a fair bit of torque on it.While Ruru probably planned it after studying Smith’s game, to get in position and hold onto it was impressive, creating a try from a position we don’t often see.ALSO WATCH: Smith’s captain’s referral turned down after swinging armDespite the good start to the game for the Blues, and a late consolation try, the Highlanders claimed the honours with a 35-29 win. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 8 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Every Louis Rees-Zammit try in the… 8 WEEKS AGO Toulouse run the length to score awesome… 8 WEEKS AGO Wallabies legend Ashley-Cooper shows class… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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E House / D.I.G Architects

first_imgArchitects: D.I.G Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/282037/e-house-d-i-g-architects Clipboard E House / D.I.G ArchitectsSave this projectSaveE House / D.I.G Architects Photographs:  Courtesy of D.I.G Architects Text description provided by the architects. This single house is on the narrow site. And the site is long from north to south. It seems that it is difficult to take in the light. So we set up the slit window on the top of level in the 2nd floor. And we thougt that it is necessary to connect the rooms spaciously. The slit turn the corner and extend to lengthwise and crosswise.So the living space and the other rooms are filled with the light from the slit.Save this picture!Courtesy of D.I.G ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Theater “Equilibre” / Dürig AGSelected ProjectsHolistic Housing: Concepts, Design Strategies and Processes / Hans Drexler + Sebasti…Articles Share Japan Area:  132 m² Area:  132 m² Photographs Save this picture!Courtesy of D.I.G Architects+ 16 Share “COPY”center_img E House / D.I.G Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/282037/e-house-d-i-g-architects Clipboard Houses ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Okazaki, Japan CopyAbout this officeD.I.G ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOkazakiHousesJapanPublished on October 17, 2012Cite: “E House / D.I.G Architects” 17 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?E宅 / D.I.G Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education Swears In New and Re-Elected Members

first_imgEducation Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education Swears In New and Re-Elected Members By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Monday, May 1, 2017 | 7:13 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe The Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting Monday evening at the District headquarters at 351 S. Hudson Ave. to swear-in re-elected Board members Kimberly Kenne, Elizabeth Pomeroy, and Scott Phelps and welcome newly elected Board member Michelle Richardson Bailey for the 2017-2018 school year.“I’m excited to be able to serve the community at this place and I’m just ready to go to work and hit the ground running,” said Bailey.Bailey was elected to represent District 3 on March 7, 2017. Until her recent retirement, Bailey was a classified employee of PUSD for the last 14 years, most recently at Blair High School. She has served as a city commissioner and the district’s Equity and Access Committee. Bailey and her children are products of PUSD schools.“It’s thrilling because I’ve worked in education at different levels and with different folks throughout the offices and being able to serve from a decision making body is all the rave to me. I think I’ve been around long enough to be effective at it,” said Bailey.Kimberly Kenne was originally elected to the Board in 2011 and represents District 1. She served as the president of the board in 2016-2017. Kenne has been actively involved as a parent leader at the school site, district, and state levels since her children started kindergarten at Burbank Elementary.“There’s still continuing work and I saw some things today that makes it sound like we are going to have to work around the budget and make sure we can afford everything we need for the kids,” said Kenne.A representative from Senator Anthony Portantino’s office was in attendance to present Kenne with a certificate of recognition for her work with the PUSD Board of Education.Elizabeth Pomeroy was originally elected to the Board in 2009 and represents District 5. She served as president of the board in 2015-2016. A Stanford University graduate, she holds a Ph.D. in English from UCLA. Dr. Pomeroy has taught English at Pasadena City College, and earlier taught at UCLA, UC Irvine, and California State University Los Angeles. Her first teaching years were in middle school and high school.“There’s always this sense that we’re making a new beginning when we have this swearing in time. I’m personally going to make my own new work plan for myself and I want to get some fresh ideas and put them to work for the good of the students,” said Pomeroy.Scott Phelps was elected to the Board of Education in 2005 and represents District 7. He served as president of the board in 2014-2015 and as its vice-president twice. Currently an instructor of mathematics and astronomy at the University of La Verne, Mt. San Antonio College and Chaffey College, and is a consultant for external evaluations of federal and state school reform grants received by school districts.The Board appoints its president, vice president, and clerk during the annual organizational meeting.For more information about the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education, visit https://www.pusd.us/domain/48? Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a commentlast_img read more

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Strategy Analytics: Despite Pandemic, Global Consumer Electronics Revenues Rose 7% in 2020

first_img Strategy Analytics: Despite Pandemic, Global Consumer Electronics Revenues Rose 7% in 2020 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Figure 1. Global Electronics Revenue Trade Value in $Billionscenter_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Day’ gameNext articleOsterman to retire after ’21 season with Athletes Unlimited Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

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Low-End Rentals Propping Up Investment Growth

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Rent 2019-12-17 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Low-End Rentals Propping Up Investment Growth Share Save Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post December 17, 2019 1,358 Views Tagged with: Rentcenter_img About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Low-End Rentals Propping Up Investment Growth According to the latest update from CoreLogic, single family rents increased by 3.1% year over year in October 2019, up from a 2.9% increase in October 2018, and the rent increases were propped up largely by low-end rentals, defined as properties with rents 75% or less of a region’s median rent.CoreLogic found that rents on lower-priced rental homes increased 3.6% year over year, while higher-priced rents increased 2.9% year over year.Overall, data from Zillow revealed that the rental market has been stabilizing, even as rent prices have been rising and many Americans have put off homebuying.Annual rent growth slowed to less than 1% in late 2017 before ticking back up. By the end of the year 2020, Zillow predicts rent growth will slow slightly once more, stabilizing in line with wage growth and inflation at a rate just under 2% annually.”While the total amount of rent paid has increased each year this decade, that trend is by no means immutable,” said Zillow Group Economist Joshua Clark. “With rental appreciation expected to decrease in the coming year and a homeownership rate that has been ticking up over the past few years, a small or even negative change in total rental spending could be in the cards in the early 2020s.”Rents are on the rise in the most recent months, according to the October Zillow Real Estate Market Report, falling in only two of the 35 largest metros, but as Zillow notes, this rate of growth has slowed in each of the past three months, but growth is expected to continue through the end of the year, notably in the single-family rental market.According to realtor.com, investors are using the popularity of single-family rental to their advantage. Real estate investors purchased 7.7% of all homes in the second quarter of 2019, up 0.6% year-over-year, the most speculation the market has seen 2013. Previous: Shifting Housing Hotspots Next: How Mortgage Default Rates Are Trending Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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[Breaking] Barring Only 65-Yr-Old Actors/Film Crew On Movie/TV Set Is Discriminatory; Bombay HC Quashes State Govt’s GR [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Barring Only 65-Yr-Old Actors/Film Crew On Movie/TV Set Is Discriminatory; Bombay HC Quashes State Govt’s GR [Read Judgment] Nitish Kashyap7 Aug 2020 4:32 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday quashed and set aside a condition in two government resolutions issued by the State of Maharashtra barring actors above the age of 65 years from remaining present on Film/TV sets calling it discriminatory. The GRs were issued after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to combat the threat of Covdi-19.Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice RI Chagla…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 Bombay High Court on Friday quashed and set aside a condition in two government resolutions issued by the State of Maharashtra barring actors above the age of 65 years from remaining present on Film/TV sets calling it discriminatory. The GRs were issued after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to combat the threat of Covdi-19.Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice RI Chagla were hearing writ petitions filed by actor Pramod Pandey who has been acting in TV and films for the last 40 years and Indian Motion Pictures’ Producers’ Association challenging the said condition in Government Resolution issued by the State on May 30, 2020 and the said condition continued in GR dated June 23, 2020.Previously, Court had directed the State to reply to specific questions posed by the bench and submit an affidavit accordingly. Court had said-“The learned Advocate for the State had to be reminded that the actors performing small roles are required to go to the studios and request for work to enable them to have their two meals, and no Producer/Director is going to shoot their role via Facetime, Zoom, Skype etc.”The GR dated May 30, 2020 as explained or clarified by the GR of June 23, 2020, has been issued to permit the reopening of the film and television industry pursuant to representations made to the Government of Maharashtra from various organizations in this field. The Impugned Condition is one of the several conditions contained in the said GRs, subject to which the Government of Maharashtra has permitted such shootings as well as pre-production and post-production works.Advocate Ashok Saraogi appeared on behalf of the petitioners and argued that the GRs are discriminatory, arbitrary and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India, because at the time the GRs were issued, the Central Government as well as the Government of Maharashtra had relaxed the general prohibition on movement of persons above the age of 65 years, and made it advisory in nature and the prohibition under general restrictions was no longer in force. As against this, a prohibition on the movement of persons above the age of 65 years continued to operate in the film and television industry.The Impugned Condition is an unreasonable restriction on the petitioners’ right to carry on their trade and occupation, it also deprives the petitioner of his right to earn a livelihood with dignity., Saraogi contended.Saraogi also submitted that the general prohibition on movement of persons above the age of 65 years is now relaxed and is only advisory in nature. There is no justification for the said prohibition by way of the impugned condition being applied only in respect of the petitioners (actors/film crew) persons whose occupation and trade is in relation to the film or television industry.Government Pleader Poornima Kantharia submitted that the Government of Maharashtra’s resolutions are based on Central Government orders passed under the Disaster Management Act. The impugned condition is reasonable and is subject to future relaxation. It was imposed in the interest of health and safety of vulnerable classes of persons. The restrictions are in the interest of persons with low or weak immunity as the disease is easily communicable, Kantharia said.Moreover, the restriction on persons who are 65 years of age and above is consistent across various Central and State Government orders restricting businesses and movement during lockdown. The restriction is not absolute as persons above the age of 65 years may work from home, over video conferencing, email, video sharing etc, Kantharia told the Court.Amicus Curiae and Senior Advocate Sharan Jagtiani stated that if the State of Maharashtra was to expressly clarify that the impugned condition is to be read as an advisory and not an obligatory requirement, it would undoubtedly resolve the challenge in these petitions.However, if one is to go by the language of the Impugned Condition, it appears that the same is mandatory or obligatory and is not worded as an advisory. In fact, the reply filed by the State of Maharashtra proceeds on this basis as well, but states that if there is a relaxation in the generally applicable guidelines by the MHA or the State of Maharashtra, then a relaxation of the Impugned Condition would also be considered, Jagtiani said.Importantly, Jagtiani clarified that while the order issued by the MHA and State of Maharashtra on May 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020 respectively, the general guideline pertaining to restriction/ prohibition on the movement of persons above 65 years of age that operated from about 4th May 2020 to 31st May 2020, was relaxed and made an advisory.In contrast, the impugned condition issued on May 30, 2020 and clarified on June 23, 2020 reads as an obligatory requirement, prohibiting all persons above 65 years of age from working on a film set as cast or crew. In other words, in respect of the film industry, the stipulation restraining persons from working as cast or crew at a film set based on age above 65 years, is mandatory whereas persons above 65 years of age who are engaged or occupied or working in other essential and non-essential business activities and sectors that are allowed to operate, may attend their workplace, since the general guideline or Order applicable to them now reads only as an advisory, Jagtiani told the bench.He relied on following decisions of the Supreme Court in support of his arguments:(i) Sube Singh & Ors. vs. State of Haryana & Ors(ii) Kailash Chand Sharma vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors(iii) Om Kumar & Ors. vs. Union of India(iv) Indian Express Newspapers vs. Union of IndiaThus, after examining all submissions and phases of lockdown and conditions imposed therein, the bench observed-“In our view, the Impugned Condition is not based on any intelligible differentia between the two identical classes of persons above the age of 65 years as set out above. Whilst there may be a nexus with the object sought to be achieved, i.e. to protect vulnerable people from the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no intelligible differentia between persons who are 65 years of age or above in the cast/crew of films and TV shootings on the one hand and persons who are 65 years of age or above in other sectors and services, permitted under prevailing lockdown orders.”Also, the bench noted-“There is discrimination in the disparate treatment of persons who are 65 years of age or above in the film or television industry and in the other permitted sectors and permitted activities. The same is not based on any intelligible differentia and no explanation to this effect is to be found in the Reply of the State Government. The Impugned Condition therefore cannot be sustained in view of the well settled principles enunciated under Article 14 of the Constitution of India.We are of the view that the Impugned Condition that seeks to apply to persons above the age of 65 who are engaged in only one occupation or trade but not to others of the same class, cannot be said to be a reasonable restriction.”Thus, the impugned condition in the two GRs were quashed and set aside. However, Court clarified that the advisory applicable to all persons above the age of 65 years, would also apply to persons associated with the film/television/OTT industry and the same must be taken note of by the persons to whom it applies.Click here to download the Judgment 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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BETTER THAN A PARDON-THE PRESIDENT FIRED ME

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare by Danny Tyree for Cagle NewsThis year I can’t think of Thanksgiving without thinking of Barry Manilow’s melancholy song “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again.”Google news items about “Thanksgiving,” and amidst the tofu turkey recipes and 2017 versus 2018 price comparisons, you’ll find a growing number of stories about (a) Christmas decorations popping up before Halloween, (b) Thanksgiving getting lost in the holiday shuffle and (c) traditionalists denouncing the encroachment of “Black Friday” sales onto Thanksgiving Day.As both a Christian and someone who knows which side his bread is buttered on (retailers DO pay the bills at the newspapers carrying my column, of course), I can see both sides of the holiday desecration issue.I believe the merchants when they insist that they take pains not to intrude upon the family time or spiritual activities of their employees. I try to ignore the scurrilous rumors that the retailers have asked that the Rapture is abbreviated to allow more time for showcasing housewares and linens.I sort of pity the “big box” stores that try to obtain a competitive edge by rushing the Christmas selling season. It’s just a Band-Aid. Once we eventually reach the cherished goal of promoting Christmas 365 days a year, they’ll have nowhere else to expand. They’ll finally have to compete by having the best products and service or settle for being Number 2 (or lower).Traditionalists, let’s not pretend that commercialism is something new. The Pilgrims represented a minority of the passengers aboard the Mayflower; most of the passengers were just out to exploit the New World. Currier & Ives did not produce their prints on a pro bono basis. The “traditional” Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade obviously has ulterior motives. Thanksgiving hosts have never been shy about showing off their material wealth to poorer relations.I am glad that Abraham Lincoln instituted a national day of thanks, even though the United States somehow got by without one for the first 88 years of its existence. And let’s step back for a moment and put some perspective on the things we do on Thanksgiving. After a perfunctory prayer, we eat the bird that Benjamin Franklin championed as the national symbol, we talk behind the backs of the cousins who chose to spend the day with their in-laws instead of blood kin and we watch millionaires playing football.I can empathize with those who have to work on Thanksgiving. My high school job in a convenience market required me to work every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday. Yes, I ate a lot of leftovers and missed a few hugs from my grandmother, but there were pluses. I came to the rescue of absent-minded shoppers who needed last-minute items, I saved money for my college education and I learned to appreciate the time I do have with family.As in the days of the Plymouth celebration and the Civil War, Thanksgiving is not about a picture-perfect world. It’s about taking life warts and all and still finding enough of the positive to offer heartfelt gratitude to the Creator (or whomever you credit with the good things in your life).This Thanksgiving roll with the punches, make new traditions, forge new bonds and savor every second you DO get to spend with the ones you love.last_img read more

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