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Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNigerian Enamelware Company Plc manufactures and markets a range of enamelware, plastic products and galvanised buckets. The company also produces a selection of home furnishings, cosmetic jewelry and electrical bicycles. Nigeria Enamelware Company Plc is a subsidiary of I Feng Limited, a company based in Hong Kong. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Allée Verte / Clermont Architectes

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/148640/allee-verte-clermont-architectes Clipboard Photographs:  Daniel OssoText description provided by the architects. The neighborhood of the Allée Verte, located between the Boulevard Beaumarchais and the Boulevard Richard Lenoir, near the Bastille, is characterized by the heteroclite aspect of its buildings. An old suburban architecture meets, not always easily, more modern real-estate constructions. The building of the Allée Verte is a part of this environment thanks to a simple balance between volumes and materials. Save this picture!© Daniel OssoThe duality of its program is expressed by the superposition of two clearly identifiable entities: the plastered façades and the glass panels of the dwellings overhang the wooden volume of the child care centre. The presence of the child care centre’s garden on the ground floor, along the future tree-lined mall in the rue Nicolas Appert, involves an additional constraint: for safety reasons, the windows of the dwellings must not overhang this area dedicated to children. Save this picture!© Daniel OssoPlaced directly on the wooden base of the child-care centre, the dwellings are organized in a L-form around a vegetated flat roof. Thus is given to each dwelling a double orientation, between the street and the vegetal flat roof. Overhanging the garden, the façade made of fixed glass panels diffuses the natural light inside the dwellings. The façade on the Allée Verte, plastered with a bright coating, is randomly animated by the bay-windows, the loggias and the bow-windows. Save this picture!© Daniel OssoAround the vegetal flat roof, the Eternit panels, arranged in a scale pattern, create a play of shadows on the façades. Under this layer, coloured sliding shutters display variation depending on whether the inhabitants are there or not. The child-care centre, organized around a central patio, gives priority to the connection with the garden, by preserving wide areas for openings towards the outside. Save this picture!plan 01The simplicity of volumes and lines and the proportions adapted to the life and vision of the children offer a serene and welcoming setting, intentionally avoiding any “puerile” connotation. Save this picture!sectionIn the upper floors, the natural light bathes the inside of the building, in the dwellings as well as in the common areas. Every kitchen has a loggia, offering both a visual extension and a daily quality of life. On the two last floors, two duplex have access to a wide and sun-lighted flat roof, overhanging the roof of Paris.Project gallerySee allShow lessHelp us with our Architecture City Guide: ParisArticlesSerlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Proposal / Office Jarrik OuburgArticlesProject locationAddress:Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing “COPY” Allée Verte / Clermont Architectes CopyAbout this officeClermont ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingFrancePublished on July 07, 2011Cite: “Allée Verte / Clermont Architectes” 07 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Allée Verte 住宅 / Clermont Architectes是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Allée Verte / Clermont ArchitectesSave this projectSaveAllée Verte / Clermont Architectes Save this picture!© Daniel Osso+ 12 Share CopyHousing•France Architects: Clermont Architectes Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/148640/allee-verte-clermont-architectes Clipboardlast_img read more

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House in Sonobe / Tato Architects

first_img Area:  84 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Tato Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Shinkenchiku Sha, Yohei Sasakura CopyHouses•Nantan, Japan Save this picture!Exterior view from Southwest. The large siding door of the Sunroom is opened+ 36Curated by Clara Ott Share House in Sonobe / Tato ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Sonobe / Tato Architects “COPY” Japan Houses 2017 Structure Design Team:Takashi Manda, Taijiro KatoConstruction:Shoken KikakuDesign Team:Yo Shimada, Yasue ImaiCity:NantanCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Exterior view from West. The large siding door of the Sunroom is opened.Recommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacText description provided by the architects. This house stands in a new residential district in the mountains, which was put up for sale in the 1990s. The region has a slightly cool and wet climate, when looking at the other houses in the vicinity; you can see that many of them feature lean-to-sheds, designed as small sunrooms, made by enclosing a back entrance or veranda with corrugated polycarbonate panels. These so-called ‘terrace enclosures’ are often used as storehouses in winter, or as places for drying laundry – a clever feature, that we realized represents, a certain style shared among the various new mass-produced houses of this residential district.Save this picture!Overlooking the Sunroom. Large sliding doors closedSave this picture!Save this picture!View towards the Dining and Living room, from the KitchenWe used these terrace enclosures as inspiration for the materials and functions of our sunroom. We also incorporated a wide-eaved terrace and other semi-outdoor spaces into the interior of the house. Our expectation was that these would act as interfaces between the surrounding environments.Save this picture!Sunroom. View towards EntranceRegarding the volume of the house, we used a simple square grid and its diagonals to create the different spaces such as one that is intimately sized, and another containing a spacious void. To each of these, we attached semi-outdoor spaces. The wall of the sunroom is made from a large hanging door that can slide open to turn the sunroom into an outdoor area, or enclose the second floor space under the eaves. On the south side of the site, we followed the example of the neighborhoods lean-to sheds and created an alcove and storage space.Save this picture!Sunroom. View towards Dining areaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku ShaAround the house, centered on the site, we piled up the earth left over from the foundation work in an attempt to reclaim the original slope that existed before the site was developed into tiered platforms for residential development. This reclaimed mound of earth will be covered in grass, and with time, the owners will make it into a garden.Save this picture!Exterior view from NortheastThe interior is finished using Moiss, a material that catches light and regulates humidity. Glass inserted at the boundaries reflects and permeates the light, like facets of a crystal. This house embodies a variety of interior scenery intermixed with landscapes from near and far. Save this picture!Exterior view from Southwest. The large siding door of the Sunroom is openedProject gallerySee allShow lessBioEngineering Center / Studio de Arquitectura y CiudadSelected ProjectsShrine of Whatslove / Wutopia LabSelected Projects Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913914/house-in-sonobe-tato-architects Clipboard Lead Architect: House in Sonobe / Tato Architects Projects Takashi Manda Structural Yo Shimada Structure: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913914/house-in-sonobe-tato-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTato ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodPlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNantanJapanPublished on March 27, 2019Cite: “House in Sonobe / Tato Architects” 27 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Old brick house / AtelierJun

first_imgArchDaily Area:  461 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937702/old-brick-house-atelierjun Clipboard South Korea Construction: “COPY” Old brick house / AtelierJunSave this projectSaveOld brick house / AtelierJunSave this picture!© Namgoong Sun+ 29Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: AtelierJun Area Area of this architecture project Architect In Charge:AtelierJunEngineering:Laim CheongHyoCity:Yeongdeungpo-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Namgoong SunRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The ancient brick from the Qing Dynasty of China is a building material widely used in many ways due t its unique vintage character. We thought there is significance in using this material as this building is located in an area that is densely populated by Chinese people in Korea. Though some films have exaggerated the atmosphere of this area for the sake of a cinematic setting, it’s true that it has a unique atmosphere that cannot be seen elsewhere, and most of the tenants are Chinese. Therefore we did not hesitate in selection the bricks that would be familiar to them as exterior materials.Save this picture!© Namgoong SunSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Namgoong SunSave this picture!© Namgoong SunBefore the final selection of bricks as exterior materials, we considered materials that could bring sunlight into the room while blocking the view, such as polycarbonate. The adjacent buildings were severely aged, and in particular, there was a recycle waste facility to the north, making it necessary to block the view. For this reason, we chose the ancient brick and created a perforated brick wall to block the view and introduce sunlight. To block gazes from the surrounding environment, perforated brick walls used on the first and second floors were applied to residential spaces on the third and fifth floors, creating completely different atmospheres for the building during the day and night. In particular, the staircase, created like a windowless room, is a space that actively creates the image of a night view where light shines through the gaps between bricks. However, though the ancient brick is pleasing to the eye, it has the disadvantage of very poor physical properties as exterior materials.Save this picture!© Namgoong SunReinforcing the structure behind the bricks is essential when stacking them, because they do not adhere well to cement, and water leakage tends to occur around the window frame due to its ability to absorb water. Hence, metal frames were installed around the window frame to meet both design and functional aspects. The building naturally took the form of a gable in order to secure the maximum gross floor area, as it was restricted by the volume limit in relation to the road to the south and solar rights regulations to the north. The gable shape was cut off due to height restrictions, but we kept the gable shape on the west side by utilizing the leaning mass of the building. We originally designed to construct the slope with the ancient bricks to give the mass a sense of unity, but it was unfortunately changed to color steel sheets due to the risk of leakage and the lack of construction ability.Save this picture!© Namgoong SunProject gallerySee allShow lessThe House of Greens / Intrigue Studio + LabSelected ProjectsShitang Village Internet Conference Center / AZL ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses “COPY” Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937702/old-brick-house-atelierjun Clipboard Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, American Standard, thyssenkrupp, D&Y, Hansem, Korea Brick, Maxwell Render, McNeel Lims CopyHouses•Yeongdeungpo-gu, South Korea Year:  Old brick house / AtelierJun 2015 Photographs:  Namgoong Sun Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAtelierJunOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookYeongdeungpo-guSouth KoreaPublished on April 19, 2020Cite: “Old brick house / AtelierJun” 19 Apr 2020. 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UK animal welfare charity secures donors in the USA

first_imgDMW’s not-for-profit division, located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, provides direct marketing services for mission-driven enterprises engaged in the arts, education, human development, and animal and environmental protection. The agency provides strategic planning, creative, database management, broadcast, media, production, fulfillment, and Web site promotion.Clients include some of the top names in non-profit fundraising including more than fifty of the nation’s public broadcasting stations such as Maryland Public Television and Connecticut Public Television. Other clients include The Friends of Carnegie Hall, the American Humane Association, Center for Coastal Studies, Cape the Salvation Army, the Vulcan Park Foundation, and many more.Contact: Erica Waasdorp, Vice President Fundraising, DMW Worldwide, 774-773-1200, ext. 224 or [email protected] 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. Why did IAR start raising funds in the US?IAR wanted to test new markets outside of the UK in an effort to expand its donor base for the dancing bear cause. One of the countries they considered was the United States (US) because of its responsiveness to animal protection causes and the philanthropic nature of Americans.The goal was to find new contributors that are interested in animal protection in general and IAR’s bear sanctuary in India in particular. IAR had once dabbled in the US with a fair amount of success. It was now ready to make a firmer commitment to considerably expand its donor base.The approachBecause of Plymouth, Massachusetts-based DMW’s experience in the animal-protection arena and its experience in working with international organisations, IAR asked the agency to help with a test appeal. In addition, DMW supported IAR with data-entry set up and other organisational startup requirements.To generate the most cost-effective entry into the US for IAR and to get up to speed quickly on the organisation and its style, DMW worked closely with IAR’s British agency, A Different Kettle, to develop the right tone and voice for the organisation here, and to ensure that it would be the most responsive pack for entry into the US. DMW trans-created the pack, adapting copy, paper sizes and other specialties, such as reply slips, payment methods, etc. to make it suitable for mailing in the US market. DMW created a special lapsed donor and acquisition version with personalised copy variations. DMW’s internal media department researched lists and negotiated exchanges to present the best test campaign possible. It reviewed its results database for the most relevant animal protection lists and presented a plan for a few individual states. The direct mail campaign of 50,000 pieces dropped in June of 2003. DMW also worked on a “thank-you” effort for respondents of the appeal, to be mailed along with IAR’s magazine. This dropped as a follow-up effort at the end of September 2003.ResultsWithout using any type of premium incentive, (which a lot of other US animal welfare organizations use), DMW grew IAR’s donor base to close to 2,500 donors – an increase of nearly 1,000 donors – and established that the US is a viable market to continue to attract donors to IAR’s mission. The response rate was 1.7 per cent, but more importantly, the average gift was $20.14. (close to £11) This well exceeded the client’s expectations, both in response rate and especially average gift. The results of the current rollout of 100,000 pieces are almost finalised and are generating a comparable response rate. While the average gift amount is slightly lower, some of the lists have generated well over 2 per cent response. The donor appeal, a slight copy variation to the control, pulled an impressive 8 per cent response rate.Next stepsIAR has just decided to roll out another 100,000 pieces in the spring of 2004 with the help of fundraising partner, DMW, with an expansion into new states. Following a slow, but steady roll-out strategy is paying off for this highly focused organisation. Howard Lake | 24 January 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving UK animal welfare charity secures donors in the USA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Erica Waasdorp of DMW Worldwide explains how UK charity International Animal Rescue developed a donor base in the USA.International Animal Rescue (IAR) is a worldwide animal rescue and rehabilitation organisation with headquarters in the UK. The charity was founded in 1988 by John and Jo Hicks.It is the charity’s mission to provide a foundation for the compassionate treatment of animals through humane education and training. After specialising in providing comprehensive sterilisation and inoculation programs for stray dogs and cats, it has expanded to campaign internationally, for example against dancing bears in India and Turkey, the shooting of birds in Malta, and the illegal hunting of caged animals in Ireland. Advertisementlast_img read more

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WorldWide Special Risks ‘Add Spice’ to Britain’s Biggest Curry Party

first_img  41 total views,  3 views today Howard Lake | 2 October 2008 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: corporate Events  42 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Week commencing 19th October will see the launch of the 2nd annual ‘Britain’s Biggest Curry Party,’ a key part of the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer’s, fund’s events calendar. The U.K’ s leading kidney cancer charity are holding the events nationwide to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds towards research into its causes. More information is available at www.jameswhalefund.org .To add a little spice to a fabulous week of dinning, entertainment and socialising the fund will offer those taking part in ‘Britain’s Biggest Curry Party’ the chance to win an amazing, £10,000 all expenses trip to India to enjoy the sights and visit the one of the Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal.’The competition was created in conjunction with promotional insurance specialist Worldwide Special Risks, who worked with The James Whale Fund to create the competition and will underwrite cost of the £10,000 prize, should it be won.Parties will be held in homes, hotels, restaurants, businesses, and colleges. There will also be a series of parties hosted by fund Chairman, James Whale, at selected events across the country. For more information, to register a party or to book tickets please visitwww.britainsbiggestcurryparty.co.ukWorldWide Special Risks, work with hundreds of charities and fundraisers across the world each year, enabling high value prizes to be offered by fundraisers through exciting skill and chance based competitions. A free consultation service is provided to create innovative ideas for one-off events or a long-term national campaign, adding an exciting dimension to ensure fundraising success in this challenging financial climate.If you are a charity or fundraiser and are planning an event alone or with a corporate partner why not call Worldwide Special Risks on 01727 843686 or email [email protected], to see how you too could offer amazing prizes at pennies per attempt. Building awareness and lifting profile… well they just come as part of the package!We look forward to reporting on the success of this spicy collaboration in November between WWSR and JWF. It certainly sounds like it could be in close contention with the success of the annual Macmillan Largest Coffee Morning…. watch this space!Company profileWorldWide Special Risks, a division of Prize Indemnity Company WorldWide Hole ‘N One have been providing promotional solutions since 1996. Underwritten at Lloyd’s WorldWide supply also supply a wide range of Event Insurance products including Public Liability, Cancellation, Abandonment, and Non-AppearanceFor further information please contactKaren JenningsFundraising Account ExecutiveWorldWide Special RisksAbbey Chambers, 11-13 Verulam Road, St Albans, AL3 4DATel: 01727 843686 Fax: 01727 855089Email: [email protected] WorldWide Special Risks ‘Add Spice’ to Britain’s Biggest Curry Partylast_img read more

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Horned Frogs come up just short against Texas Tech

first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ printAnother back-and-forth contest, another almost-win for the Horned Frogs men’s basketball team, as TCU faltered down the stretch to lose against theTexas Tech Red Raiders 76-69.The loss dropped the Frogs to 9-9 overall and 1-5 in Big 12 play.After TCU took a 16-12 lead early in the first half,  Tech hit the Frogs with a barrage of 3-pointers to take a seven-point lead into halftime, 42-35.The Frogs overcame a deficit as big as 11 points with scoring from sophomores Chauncey Collins and Vladimir Brodziansky.Collins paced the Frogs with 19 points on 7-15 shooting, and Brodziansky erupted in the second half, scoring 14 second-half points for a total of 18 for the game.Brodziansky’s second-half scoring binge, which sparked a 9-0 run, allowed TCU to reclaim the lead, 68-67, for the first time since the beginning of the first half after Vlad hit five consecutive free throws in 43 seconds, with the last three coming after he was fouled shooting a 3-pointer with three minutes left in the game.“When he’s open, we try to get it to him because we know we can count on him to make buckets and make free throws,” Collins said of Brodziansky.The Red Raiders regained the lead after junior forward Aaron Ross’s 3-pointer that made the score 70-68.Collins then had a deep three-ball rim out, which led to Ross hitting a couple more free throws that put the game out of reach for TCU.The two things that prevented the Horned Frogs from earning a victory were free-throw shooting, as TCU shot 17-28 for 60.7 percent from the line, and TCU’s three-point defense, which allowed Texas Tech to shoot 9-15 from beyond the arc.“We all know that’s not good enough for this league,” TCU head coach Trent Johnson said. “We haven’t been very good defensively.”TCU, as has been the story all season, was missing key players that were set to make an impact this year, including Alex Robinson (transfer), Kenrich Williams (injury), and Malique Trent (rule violation).“When they get back, sky’s the limit,” Collins said.Johnson he has “no idea” when the team’s leading scorer Malique Trent will return from serving a suspension spawning from a team rules violation. Williams sat out this season after undergoing microfracture knee surgery.TCU returns to the Schollmaier Arena hardwood at 3 p.m on Saturday against the Iowa State Cyclones. Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleMLK Day Parade aims at more than a legacyNext articleThe Cowtown Marathon is racing back to Fort Worth Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Devonta Abron muscles his way in between two Texas Tech defenders in TCU’s Schollmaier Arena on Jan. 18, 2016. + posts Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Twitter Facebook Facebook Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitterlast_img read more

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CCC Information Services Inc. and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Announce Business Combination, Creating Publicly…

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO & PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– CCC Information Services Inc. (“CCC”), a leading SaaS platform for the property and casualty (“P&C”) insurance economy, and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. (NYSE: DGNR) (“Dragoneer”), a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) formed by an affiliate of Dragoneer Investment Group, today announced a definitive merger agreement has been entered into between Dragoneer and CCC’s parent holding company. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company is expected to be renamed CCC Intelligent Solutions Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) and is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. CCC’s mission-critical SaaS platform provides advanced AI, IoT, customer experience, and network management workflow solutions to the P&C insurance economy. CCC enables more than $100 billion of transactions annually among a vast ecosystem of interconnected businesses. CCC’s network includes thousands of customers including insurers, repair facilities, automotive manufacturers, parts suppliers, and other industry participants who leverage CCC’s platform to digitize operations, improve business performance, and power better decisions in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing market. Under Chairman and CEO Githesh Ramamurthy, who will continue to lead the Company following the close of the transaction, CCC expects to report approximately $600 million of revenue in 2020 and has delivered a consistent track record of profitable revenue growth for 20+ years by focusing on delivering best-in-class innovations for its customers. “Today is an exciting day for CCC as our return to the public markets provides us with additional sources of capital to accelerate innovation and increase the value we provide customers,” said Ramamurthy. “Throughout our history, CCC has developed pioneering technology solutions focused on enabling growth, increasing efficiency, and empowering new possibilities for all participants in the P&C insurance economy. We serve a large and interconnected market that is still in the early stages of digitizing its operations and is growing in complexity. We believe CCC is well positioned to support customer digitization in this dynamic market.” Ramamurthy continued, “We are incredibly excited to begin this new partnership with Dragoneer, one of the most highly respected investors in the world, and to continue our relationship with Advent, who have been terrific partners for the past four years. Together, I am confident CCC will continue to generate meaningful value for our customers and shareholders.” “Under Advent’s ownership, CCC has cemented itself as a leading SaaS platform for the P&C insurance ecosystem,” said Eric Wei, Managing Director at Advent. “Since 2017, we’ve partnered with Githesh and the CCC management team to accelerate organic growth through a focus on innovation, and we believe this sustained investment in R&D will deliver significant ROI for customers for decades to come. Advent is excited to partner with Dragoneer, with its preeminent technology investing franchise, to support CCC’s continued focus on digitally transforming the insurance economy. We have strong conviction in CCC’s growth potential and are not selling a single share as part of the transaction.” “CCC is one of those rare software companies that serves as the backbone of a critical industry – the P&C insurance economy,” said Marc Stad, Founder and Portfolio Manager at Dragoneer. “As the products we use and the cars we drive become more and more sophisticated, insurers, consumers, manufacturers and service providers require increasing amounts of support and coordination whenever issues occur. CCC’s advanced technology platform enables the right groups to connect quickly and efficiently, and its twenty-plus years of profitable growth are a testament to the value the company provides to its customers. The CCC team’s impressive track record of execution and financial performance speaks for itself, and we are thrilled to partner with them and Advent as they work to realize their ambitious vision for the business.” Transaction Overview The Company is expected to receive net proceeds of approximately $968 million at the closing of the transaction (assuming no redemptions are effected) and will continue to operate under the CCC management team. All cash proceeds from the transaction will be put towards the Company’s balance sheet, with no existing CCC shareholders selling any shares in connection with the business combination. The boards of directors of both Dragoneer and CCC have approved the proposed transaction. Completion of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021, is subject to approval of Dragoneer’s shareholders and the satisfaction or waiver of certain other customary closing conditions. In addition to the approximately $690 million held in Dragoneer’s trust account (assuming no redemptions are effected) and the $175 million forward purchase agreement commitment from Dragoneer funds and Michael Bloomberg’s family office, a group of premier SaaS investors has committed to participate in the transaction through a common stock private investment in public equity (“PIPE”) of approximately $150 million at $10 per share. The PIPE is anchored by Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., with participation from Altimeter Capital Management L.P., Coatue, D1 Capital Partners L.P., Franklin Templeton, Janus Henderson Investors, Maverick Capital, MFS Investment Management, Sunley House Capital (an affiliate of Advent International) and other investors. Proceeds of the business combination and PIPE will be used for general corporate purposes and to fuel additional innovation and growth . Current CCC shareholders and holders of equity awards are converting 100% of their equity interests into shares or equivalent awards of the Company at a total enterprise value for the Company of approximately $7 billion, reflecting a deep alignment of interests. Current shareholders of Dragoneer are converting their ordinary shares and warrants of Dragoneer into common stock and warrants of the Company on a one for one basis. Additionally, the current CCC shareholders and Dragoneer’s sponsor each have an earnout tied to the trading price of the Company shares after the closing of the business combination, providing a significant incentive for post-closing value creation. Assuming no redemptions are effected, the current shareholders of CCC are expected to own approximately 83.2% of the Company after closing, with Advent remaining the largest shareholder in the Company. Advisors Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is acting as lead capital markets advisor to Dragoneer, in conjunction with capital markets advisors Goldman Sachs & Co., LLC and JP Morgan Securities LLC. Ropes & Gray LLP is acting as legal counsel to Dragoneer. Evercore Group L.L.C. is acting as financial advisor and capital markets advisor to CCC. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is acting as legal counsel to CCC and Advent. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is acting as lead placement agent and Evercore Group L.L.C. as placement agent on the PIPE. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co., LLC, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as book-running managers on Dragoneer’s $690 million initial public offering. Investor Webcast Information Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. will host an investor webcast at 10:00AM EST today, February 3, 2021 to discuss the transaction. To access the webcast, participants need to register in advance online by visiting https://citi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN—5d3OVYr4TJWr1lNCCbkqPw. A pre-recorded version of the investor webcast will also be made available at https://www.dragoneergrowth.com/DGNR/, and a transcript of this webcast will be filed by Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). About CCC CCC, together with its affiliates, provides cross-industry solutions to support the vehicle lifecycle. Founded in 1980, CCC’s solutions and big data insights are delivered through the CCC ONE® platform to a vibrant network of 300+ insurance companies, 25,000+ repair facilities, OEMs, hundreds of parts suppliers, and dozens of third-party data and service providers. Annually, over 24 million estimates and 16 million repairs are processed on CCC’s products and services, and CCC also provides access to car-related services for millions of consumers via Carwise ( www.carwise.com ). Additionally, CCC Casualty, operated by Auto Injury Solutions Inc., a CCC company, provides end-to-end casualty solutions for first- and third-party auto claims. The collective set of CCC’s solutions inform decision-making, enhance productivity, and help customers optimize experiences for end consumers. Learn more about CCC at www.cccis.com. About Dragoneer Dragoneer is a newly organized blank check company formed by an affiliate of Dragoneer Investment Group, LLC (“Dragoneer Investment Group”). Dragoneer Investment Group is a San Francisco-based, growth-oriented investment firm with over $14 billion in long-duration capital from many of the world’s leading endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. The firm has a history of partnering with management teams growing exceptional companies characterized by sustainable differentiation and superior economic models. The firm’s track record includes public and private investments across industries and geographies, with a particular focus on technology-enabled businesses. Dragoneer has been an investor in companies such as Airbnb, Alibaba, Atlassian, AppFolio, Bytedance, Ceridian, Chime, Datadog, Doordash, Duck Creek, PointClickCare, Procore, Slack, Samsara, ServiceTitan, Snowflake, Spotify, Uber, UiPath and others. About Advent International Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has invested in over 350 private equity transactions in 41 countries, and as of September 30, 2020, had $66.2 billion in assets under management. With 15 offices in 12 countries, Advent has established a globally integrated team of over 200 investment professionals across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on investments in five core sectors, including business and financial services; health care; industrial; retail, consumer and leisure; and technology. After 35 years dedicated to international investing, Advent remains committed to partnering with management teams to deliver sustained revenue and earnings growth for its portfolio companies. For more information, visit: Website: www.adventinternational.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/advent-international Important Information and Where to Find It A full description of the terms of the transaction will be provided in a registration statement on Form S-4 to be filed with the SEC by Dragoneer that will include a prospectus with respect to the Company’s securities to be issued in connection with the business combination and a proxy statement with respect to the shareholder meeting of Dragoneer to vote on the business combination. Dragoneer urges its investors, shareholders and other interested persons to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/ prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC because these documents will contain important information about Dragoneer, CCC and the transaction. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to shareholders of Dragoneer as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Once available, shareholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC without charge, by directing a request to: Dragoneer Growth Opportunity Corp., One Letterman Drive, Building D, Suite M500, San Francisco, California, 94129. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website ( www.sec.gov ). Participants in the Solicitation Dragoneer and CCC and their respective directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the potential transaction described in this press release under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of Dragoneer is set forth in Dragoneer’s final prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) on August 17, 2020 and is available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Dragoneer Growth Opportunity Corp., One Letterman Drive, Building D, Suite M500, San Francisco, California, 94129. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the Dragoneer shareholders in connection with the potential transaction will be set forth in the registration statement containing the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Non-Solicitation This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Dragoneer, the Company or CCC, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act. Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words: “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We caution you that these statements are based on a combination of facts and factors currently known by us and our projections of the future, which are subject to a number of risks. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future events, the proposed business combination between Dragoneer and CCC, including the timing and structure of the transaction, the likelihood and ability of the parties to successfully consummate the business combination, the listing of the Company’s shares, the amount and use of the proceeds of the transaction, our future growth and innovations, including the estimated or anticipated future results and benefits of the Company following the business combination, the PIPE, the initial market capitalization of the Company, the amount of funds available in the trust account as a result of stockholder redemptions or otherwise and the benefits of the transaction, and the existence of, as well as the potential value and duration of, any return on investment for customers of the Company. In addition, CCC’s expected 2020 revenue is a preliminary estimate, which is subject to the completion of CCC’s year end and quarter end close procedures and further financial review. Actual results may differ as a result of the completion of the CCC’s year end and quarter end closing procedures, review adjustments and other developments that may arise between now and the time such financial information for the period is finalized. Such differences may be material. As a result, those estimates are preliminary, may change and constitute forward-looking information and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Neither CCC’s nor Dragoneer’s registered accounting firm has audited, reviewed or compiled, examined or performed any procedures with respect to the preliminary results, nor have they expressed any opinion or any other form of assurance on the preliminary financial information. We cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements in this press release will prove to be accurate.These forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among others, the general economic, political, business and competitive conditions; the inability of the parties to consummate the business combination or the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement or any related agreements or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties following the announcement of the business combination and the transactions contemplated by the business combination; the ability of existing investors to redeem the ability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval from Dragoneer’s shareholders, or the risk that the approval of the shareholders of Dragoneer for the potential transaction is otherwise not obtained; the failure to satisfy other closing conditions in the business combination agreement or otherwise,; the failure to obtain financing to complete the business combination, including to consummate the PIPE or the transactions contemplated by the forward purchase agreements; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination; the impact of COVID-19 on CCC’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the business combination; the receipt of an unsolicited offer from another party for an alternative business transaction that could interfere with the business combination; changes to the proposed structure of the business combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the business combination; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, including as a result of a delay in consummating the potential transaction or difficulty in integrating the businesses of Dragoneer and CCC; the risk that the business combination disrupts current plans and operations of Dragoneer or CCC as a result of the announcement and consummation of the business combination; the ability of the Company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the post-acquisition company’s securities on the NYSE following the business combination; changes in applicable laws or regulations and delays in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain regulatory approvals required to complete the business combination; costs related to the business combination; and other risks and uncertainties, including those to be included under the header “Risk Factors” in the registration statement on Form S-4 to be filed by Dragoneer with the SEC and those included under the header “Risk Factors” in the final prospectus of Dragoneer related to its initial public offering. Furthermore, if the forward-looking statements prove to be inaccurate, the inaccuracy may be material. In addition, you are cautioned that past performance may not be indicative of future results. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not rely on these statements in making an investment decision or regard these statements as a representation or warranty by us or any other person that we will achieve our objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we have no current intention of doing so except to the extent required by applicable law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005331/en/ CONTACT: Dragoneer Contact: Meghan Gavigan / Nate Johnson Sard Verbinnen & Co [email protected] Investor Contact: Brian Denyeau ICR, LLC (646) 277-1251 [email protected] Media Contact: Michelle Hellyar Director Public Relations, CCC Information Services Inc. [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE AUTOMOTIVE FINANCE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE PUBLIC RELATIONS/INVESTOR RELATIONS BANKING COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE SOURCE: Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:02 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005331/en Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebookcenter_img CCC Information Services Inc. and Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Announce Business Combination, Creating Publicly Listed Leader Accelerating the Digital Transformation of the P&C Insurance Economy Previous articleSemtech’s AVX Selected by Cypress Technology for Its AV ExtendersNext articleLeaseLock Raises $52M as Insurtech Platform for Real Estate Drives Security Deposits Extinct Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

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Donegal coast facing worst case of Red Tide for seven years

first_img Google+ Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal coast facing worst case of Red Tide for seven yearscenter_img Previous articleScrapping of ‘Donegal on Sunday’ and job losses at the Donegal DemocratNext articlePolitical reaction to PSNI Bloody Sunday investigation News Highland Pinterest Newsx Adverts Twitter Concern is being expressed for Donegal’s coastal Marine life due to the emergence of algal bloom which is also referred to as the red tide.Most of the west coast of the country is effected by the naturally occuring bloom but, according to the Marine Institute, the problem is worse off the coast of Donegal.The bloom is toxic to bottom-dwelling marine species and certain species of fish – it can also kill shelfish which is of concern to Donegal’s shelfish farmers.Joe Silke of the Marine Institute says Donegal is seeing the worse case of Algal Bloom for 7 years:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/joeam.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – July 6, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Donegal TDs in the Dail attack government cuts to SNA hours

first_imgNews Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – June 20, 2013 WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleDonegal weather predicting postman says summer isn’t over!Next articleHSE management in Donegal says community hospitals need to make better use of resources News Highland center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Tánaiste’s claiming the government’s commitment to special needs students cannot be doubted. The National Council for Special Education has announced a 10 per cent cut in teaching hours for children with special needs from September because of an increase in demand.It means students with special needs will have 15 minutes less teaching time.Speaking in the Dail, Eamon Gilmore said there are no cuts, but changing how the resource is best used for those who most need it, is sensible:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/gilm1pmSNAS.mp3[/podcast]But speaking in the Dail this morning, two Donegal Deputies slammed the Tanaiste’ claims’s.Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue said they Tanaiste could not deny that the Government were bringing in anything but a cut.While Sinn Fein Deputy Padraig MacLochlain said Eamon Gilmore was trying to defend the indefensible:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/charpad.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Donegal TDs in the Dail attack government cuts to SNA hours WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitterlast_img read more

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Punishing An Adolescent Boy Who Enters Into A Relationship With A Minor Girl Was Never The Objective Of POCSO Act: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesPunishing An Adolescent Boy Who Enters Into A Relationship With A Minor Girl Was Never The Objective Of POCSO Act: Madras High Court Akshita Saxena29 Jan 2021 5:37 AMShare This – x”Punishing an adolescent boy who enters into a relationship with a minor girl by treating him as an offender, was never the objective of the POCSO Act,” observed the Madras High Court on Wednesday. The remarks were made while highlighting rampant misuse of the POCSO Act by families for prosecuting the partner of their teenage daughters. A Single Bench of Justice N….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?Login”Punishing an adolescent boy who enters into a relationship with a minor girl by treating him as an offender, was never the objective of the POCSO Act,” observed the Madras High Court on Wednesday. The remarks were made while highlighting rampant misuse of the POCSO Act by families for prosecuting the partner of their teenage daughters. A Single Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh therefore insisted that the legislature must keep pace with the changing societal needs and bring about necessary changes in law and more particularly in a stringent law such as the POCSO Act. The Judge was dealing with a case where a 20 years old boy was apprehended by the Police for kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor girl. Noting that the victim in this case was in a consensual relationship with the accused, the Judge observed, “Incidents of this nature keep occurring regularly even now in villages and towns and occasionally in cities. After the parents or family lodge a complaint, the police register FIRs for offences of kidnapping and various offences under the POCSO Act. Several criminal cases booked under the POCSO Act fall under this category. As a consequence of such a FIR being registered, invariably the boy gets arrested and thereafter, his youthful life comes to a grinding halt.” It added, “The provisions of the POCSO Act, as it stands today, will surely make the acts of the boy an offence due to its stringent nature. An adolescent boy caught in a situation like this will surely have no defense if the criminal case is taken to its logical end… It is high time that the legislature takes into consideration cases of this nature involving adolescents involved in relationships and swiftly bring in necessary amendments under the Act. The legislature has to keep pace with the changing societal needs and bring about necessary changes in law and more particularly in a stringent law such as the POCSO Act.” The Bench emphasized that punishing an adolescent boy who enters into a relationship with a minor girl by treating him as an offender, was never the objective of the POCSO Act. It observed, “An adolescent boy and girl who are in the grips of their hormones and biological changes and whose decision-making ability is yet to fully develop, should essentially receive the support and guidance of their parents and the society at large. These incidents should never be perceived from an adult’s point of view and such an understanding will in fact lead to lack of empathy. An adolescent boy who is sent to prison in a case of this nature will be persecuted throughout his life.” In this context, the Bench also recalled the case of Sabari v. Inspector of Police, 2019 (3) MLJ Crl 110 where a Single Judge of the High Court discussed that persons of the age group of 16 to 18 years are involved in love affairs and how in some cases ultimately end up in a criminal case booked for an offence under the POSCO Act. “As rightly recognized by the Learned Single Judge of this Court in Sabari’s Case (cited supra), incidences where teenagers and young adults fall victim to offences under the POCSO Act being slapped against them without understanding the implication of the severity of the enactment is an issue that brings much concern to the conscience of this Court. A reading of the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the POCSO Act would show that the Act was brought into force to protect children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography, pursuant to Article 15 of the Constitution of India, 1950 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, a large array of cases filed under the POCSO Act seems to be those arising on the basis of complaints registered by the families of adolescents and teenagers who are involved in romantic relationships with each other. The scheme of the Act clearly shows that it did not intend to bring within its scope or ambit, cases of the nature where adolescents or teenagers involved in romantic relationships are concerned,” the Court observed. The Bench cautioned, “There can be no second thought as to the seriousness of offences under the POCSO Act and the object it seeks to achieve. However, it is also imperative for this Court to draw the thin line that demarcates the nature of acts that should not be made to fall within the scope of the Act, for such is the severity of the sentences provided under the Act, justifiably so, that if acted upon hastily or irresponsibly, it could lead to irreparable damage to the reputation and livelihood of youth whose actions would have been only innocuous. What came to be a law to protect and render justice to victims and survivors of child abuse, can, become a tool in the hands of certain sections of the society to abuse the process of law.” Case Title: Vijayalakshmi & Anr. v. State & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Republic Day Violence- “Mere Presence Of Accused Cannot Justify His Further Incarceration”: Delhi Court Grants Bail

first_imgNews UpdatesRepublic Day Violence- “Mere Presence Of Accused Cannot Justify His Further Incarceration”: Delhi Court Grants Bail Nupur Thapliyal30 March 2021 8:40 PMShare This – xA Delhi Court has recently granted bail to one Akashpreet Singh in connection with the violence that broke out during the tractor parade on Republic Day in relation to the farmers protest after observing that mere presence and climbing on wall of Red Fort by the accused cannot justify his further incarceration.Additional Sessions Judge Charu Aggarwal granted bail after noting that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court has recently granted bail to one Akashpreet Singh in connection with the violence that broke out during the tractor parade on Republic Day in relation to the farmers protest after observing that mere presence and climbing on wall of Red Fort by the accused cannot justify his further incarceration.Additional Sessions Judge Charu Aggarwal granted bail after noting that the investigation qua accused was already completed in the matter and therefore, allowed the bail application subject to furnishing of personal bond of Rs. 25,000 and a surety of like amount. “Presently, the only material against the applicant with the prosecution is his photographs at the spot i.e. Red Fort showing that he is climbing at the wall. No active role as of instigator or attacker on the police personnel has been assigned to the applicant in the alleged crime. At this stage of the matter, mere presence and climbing on wall by the accused cannot justify his further incarceration as he is already in JC since 03.02.2021.” the Court observed at the outset. Akashpreet Singh was sent to judicial custody on 3rd February 2021 after an FIR was registered against him under sec. 307, 308, 395, 397, 427, 188, 120B and 34 IPC read with sec. 25, 27, 54 and 59 of Arms Act read with sec. 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 and Sec. 30 of Ancient Monuments Preservation Act.Applicant’s CaseIt was the case of Singh that there was no active role assigned to him in the alleged crime and that he was falsely implicated in the case. Moreover, it was submitted that according to the prosecution’s case, the applicant was only present at the Red Fort and was climbing the wall, however, mere presence and climbing on the wall of Red Fort cannot make him a member of the unlawful assembly. While making the said submission, reliance was made on the case of Usmangani @ Bhura Abdul Gafar & Anr. Vs. Gujrat (2020) 12 SCC 503 wherein the Court held that mere presence of the accused on the crime scene cannot make him the member of unlawful assembly. Furthermore, it was submitted that Singh in fact was the “victim of the crime” as he suffered a firearm injury while performing sewa of distributing water to the people near the spot. Prosecution’s caseOn the other hand, it was the case of the prosecution that since the accused, along with other protestors, broke the police barricades and forcibly entered the Red Fort area thereby attacking the police and damaging police vehicles, bail should not be granted to him. In order to substantiate the arguments, photographs showing Singh’s presence at the Red Fort and him climbing the wall located at the back side of rampart were placed on record. In view of this, it was submitted that since the investigation is on an initial stage, the said photos were suffice to show his culpability in the offence.Court’s ObservationNoting that the only material available with the prosecution against Singh was the said photographs of the spot, the Court observed that mere presence and climbing on the wall cannot justify his further incarceration in the event of him being in judicial custody since 3rd February 2021. “Investigation qua him is already completed. His medical documents have been verified by the IO which are found to be genuine. Looking into the entire facts and circumstances, applicant is admitted on bail subject to furnishing of personal bond to the tune of Rs.25,000/- and surety bond of like amount to the satisfaction of concerned Ld. MM/Duty MM/Link MM.” the court ordered. Click Here To Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Covid: Plea In Delhi High Court Seeking De-Congestion Of Delhi Prisons, Prays For Mandatory RTPCR Tests For Inmates

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid: Plea In Delhi High Court Seeking De-Congestion Of Delhi Prisons, Prays For Mandatory RTPCR Tests For Inmates Nupur Thapliyal4 May 2021 1:19 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to decongest Delhi Prisons in the wake of recent surge in Covid 19 cases in the national capital and also prays for mandatory RTPCR testing for prisoners and inmates of the jails.The petition has been filed by Advocates Kanhaiya Singhal and Rishabh Jain seeking benefit of Prisoners which are being held in the Central Jails of Delhi who are devoid of medical assistance and adequate safeguards against the lethal covid 19 virus.”The ground reality of the situation is far worse than that reported since there have been many cases of Covid-19 which have still not been reported or which are yet to be reported. In this category, a major portion is also occupied by persons/ human beings/ citizens suffering incarceration in the Central Jails of Delhi. At this juncture it is again brought on record the factum that the prison population majorly consists of the undertrial prisoners who have not been convicted yet and might not even be guilty of the offence for which they are being accused.” The plea states.The respondents in the matter are GNCTD, Director General of Prison and the High Court of Delhi through its Registrar General.Relying on an article titled “Under-trial prisoner of Tihar Jail dies of COVID-19” dated 27.04.21 published by India TV news highlighting that there have been three reported death of coronavirus-infected prison inmates in Delhi, the plea states thus:”It is learnt that one of such reasons for the spread of coronavirus is that the Central Jail No.4 can house about 1000 prisoners, however, it is housing about 3500 prisoners as on today. This poses a serious threat not only for the prison inmates, but an even more serious one for the prison staff authorities. Similarly, Central Jail No. 1 can house around 850 prisoners whereas at present, there are about 2500 prisoners in the said jail. There is no space between the beds and thus, there cannot be any adherence to the 6 feet distance rule.”During the course of hearing today before the division bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh, Advocate Singhal apprised the Bench that the issue of release of prisoners due to halt of trials as well as to decongest the jail was required.In view of this, Mr. Kawaljeet Arora, Secretary of DSLSA informed the Court that the HPC meeting is going to be convened today at 6 pm for dealing with the aforesaid issue. The matters are now likely to be listed for further hearing on May 13.The petition seeks the following prayers:- Issue appropriate writ, order and/or direction/s to respondent no. 1 & 2 for mandatory RT-PCR test of prisoners/ inmates lodged in Jails of Delhi.- Direct the respondent no. 1 & 2 to set up a non-covid medical facility with necessary medical equipment and medical staff for the treatment of non-covid jail patients.- Issue appropriate directions for the de-congestion of Delhi Prisons in light of submissions made in the present petition.- Issue or pass any writ, direction or order, which this Hon’ble court may deem fit and proper under the facts and circumstances of the case.Tags#Delhi High Court COVID -19 second covid wave delhi prisoners Covid 19 Treartment in Jail Decongestion of Prisons RTPCR Next Storylast_img read more

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12th of July parades underway across Northern Ireland

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th 12th of July celebrations are underway across Northern Ireland, with 18 main parades and rallies, including demonstrations in Donemana, Augher, Pomeroy and Coleraine.Smaller feeder parades are also taking place in numerous areas as Orange Order members gather at their local lodges to travel to the main demonstrations.Last night there was a 40 percent decrease in bonfire related incidents in the North compared to last year.Between 6 o’clock last night and 1 o’clock this morning, the Northern Ireland Fire Service received 136 emergency calls, 34 of which were bonfire related. By News Highland – July 12, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp 12th of July parades underway across Northern Ireland Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleAction group to be set up over foul odour in BurtNext article21 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Chief medical officer ‘concerned’ over rising trends of Covid-19

first_img Chief medical officer ‘concerned’ over rising trends of Covid-19 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – December 14, 2020 Google+ Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 The chief medical officer says he’s ‘concerned’ over the spread of Covid-19 is rising once again. It’s after 429 cases were recorded yesterday, less than two weeks after level 5 restrictions were lifted.46 of the new cases were in Donegal with the county’s incidence rate rising to 219.9.Dr Tony Holohan says the 14-day incidence rate has risen to 84 per 100,000 people, from a recent low of 78.The average number of cases in the past five days has also risen above 300, compared to 288 a week ago.Professor Emer Shelley, from the Royal College of Physicians, says it’s very worrying.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/shelly7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleMinister holds weekend Brexit discussions in KillybegsNext articleErrigal Bay lands €4M deal with Lidl News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Girl’s use of family ‘code word’ to thwart potential kidnapping draws praise from police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PINAL COUNTY, Ariz.) — Police are hailing a young girl’s parents for teaching her how to handle “stranger danger” after she asked a man who approached her for a “code word” when he tried to lure her in his van.The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office released a warning after the 11-year-old girl apparently thwarted a possible kidnapping.A deputy responded to a home in the Pecan Creek North neighborhood last Wednesday for a report of an attempted luring, officials shared on Facebook.“At 3:45 p.m., an 11-year-old girl was walking with a friend near a park in the neighborhood when a man, driving a white SUV, pulled up next to them,” according to the release. “The man told the girl that her [brother was] in a serious accident and she needed to go with him. The child asked the man what the ‘code word’ was, but he did not know it and drove off.”The girl’s mother, Brenda James, told ABC News she got a tearful call moments after the stranger “tried to take her.”“My daughter called me crying upset and she told me that ‘some guy tried to take her,’” James said. “He told her his brother had been in a serious accident and she needed to come home with him.“So I just kind of calmed her down and she told me that some guy tried to take her and all my thoughts went out the window at that point and I got in my car and I drove home,” she added.But thanks to the family’s use of a code word, the child knew better than to go with him.“They know who can pick them up and who can’t,” James said. “But there’s always that special situation where there might be somebody they don’t know or don’t know well, so that’s why we came up with a code word.”Sheriff Mark Lamb hailed the tactic and said “kudos” to the parents for “having a code word and talking about to their children about ‘stranger danger.’”“The mother of this child did an awesome job teaching a code word to her child and that potentially saved that girl’s life,” Lamb told ABC News.“We hope by putting this out, it will encourage parents to have that conversation and create a plan with their children, so they know what to do if they are in that situation,” officials said.According to authorities, other children said they have seen that SUV in the neighborhood, “circling the park several times a day.”“The man covered most of his face with his hand while talking to the girl to conceal any identifying features,” Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said, describing the man as being in his 40s with a short beard. “The SUV was described as possibly similar to a Ford Explorer. We are asking people to be on alert and call PCSO at 520-866-5111 with any information.”Callahan Walsh, an expert with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, said children get away from potential threats due to “something they did on their own volition.”“Eighty percent of the time children are able to get away from the would-be abductor is because of something they did on their own volition,” Walsh said. “And that’s kicking and screaming or using the code word.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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