Puma Energy Zambia Plc 2005 Annual Report

first_imgPuma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm)  2005 annual report.Company ProfilePuma Energy Zambia Plc markets and distributes petroleum products and lubricants in Zambia; ensuring a secure, safe and affordable supply to the following sectors: business-to-business, retail, lubricant, aviation, bitumen, liquefied petroleum gas, storage, supply, bunkering, wholesale, marine systems and refining. It also owns 53 service stations, located in the main towns and cities of Zambia. Puma Energy Zambia is a subsidiary of Puma Energy International BV; a global energy business with integrated midstream and downstream operations in 50 countries across five continents. The Puma brand was created in Argentina in 1929 and founded to transport and market crude oil and its by-products. The energy company has undergone exceptional growth and now boasts an international footprint that includes the Americas, Africa, Europe and Middle East/Asia Pacific. Puma Energy Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ENS launches new weekly email digest

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service 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 Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET ENS launches new weekly email digest Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal News Service is pleased to announce the launch of a new weekly digest to complement the daily newsletter that serves more than 21,500 email subscribers who wish to stay up to date with the latest news and information about The Episcopal Church and its mission.The weekly digest will be emailed every Friday afternoon, beginning Jan. 29, with a full roundup of the week’s news. The digest is intended to provide a welcome alternative to those who wish to reduce the volume of emails they receive. The daily newsletter will continue to be emailed most weekdays with the latest ENS content published that same day.Subscribers may now choose to receive the daily newsletter and/or the weekly digest by completing the following form: www.episcopalnewsservice.org/email-signup.Existing subscribers can update their preferences via the options included in the daily newsletter footer or by using the same form.Sponsored emails that support ENS’s publishing mission and contain information that may be relevant to its audience will continue to be sent to both lists at a rate of no more than once per week. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jan 25, 2021 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Seven of the Best Tries from both the Men and Ladies Dubai Sevens 2014

first_imgTuesday Dec 9, 2014 Seven of the Best Tries from both the Men and Ladies Dubai Sevens 2014 The Dubai Sevens produced another thrilling weekend of rugby 7’s, with some sensational tries scored over the course of the two days. Here is a look at seven of the best, which features a strong South African presence, with the likes of speedster Seabelo Senatla crossing for some great tries.The South Africans won the tournament, beating Australia 33-7 in the Cup final.The women’s world series was also fascinating to watch, with some high quality play. You can view the best seven tries from that after the jump, on page two of this post.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries , Sevens Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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

Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle

first_imgFriday Mar 3, 2017 Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle Blues loose forward Steven Luatua was shown a straight red card for this high tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Blues in Hamilton on Friday. The Chiefs won 41-26, with six great tries. The All Black flanker is ‘alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an opponent‘. He will face a hearing on Sunday 5 March, with the case to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee of Nigel Hampton QC, Stefan Terblanche and John Langford.All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the Foul Play Review Committee to provide the option of expediting the judicial process. For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Foul Play Review Committee.Luatua appeared to set himself for the challenge then simply didn’t pull out of it, despite Nanai-Williams clearly not receiving the ball.Under the old laws Luatua’s tackle might have been considered clumsy and reckless but not malicious, therefore perhaps we would have only seen a yellow card. But with the new focus and zero tolerance approach to head-high tackles, this was always going to be a red.CATCH UP: Super Rugby Round 2 highlights credit: tightfiverugbyunionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , Super Rugby 2017 Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Gunmen storm Tripoli TV station, still holding two people

first_img Receive email alerts June 24, 2020 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest News to go further RSF_en Follow the news on Libya News March 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen storm Tripoli TV station, still holding two people February 23, 2021 Find out more Related documents 130308_cp_libye_ar-2.pdfPDF – 241.54 KB Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News Help by sharing this information Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s attack by gunmen on the Tripoli headquarters of the pro-liberal, privately-owned TV station Al-Assema and voices deep concern about the fate of its owner, Jomaa Al-Osta and its former executive director, Nabil Shebani, who were taken away by the gunmen when they left.Osta and Shebani were among a total of eight people initially kidnapped by the group of gunmen when they overran the TV station yesterday afternoon. The others – Al-Assema journalists and journalists employed by other Libyan media – were all later released.Shebani, who no longer works for the station, was there by chance.The identity of the gunmen, their reasons of attacking the TV station and the location where they are holding Osta and Shebani are not known. Reporters Without Borders urges the Libyan authorities to take all necessary measures to obtain their release.Al-Assema presenter Mahmoud Al-Sharkassi, who was one of those released shortly after the attack, described it to another privately-owned TV station, Libya Al-Ahrar. LinkThe National Assembly’s human rights committee has condemned the attack.Al-Assema TV supports the liberal coalition led by Mahmoud Jibril that came ahead of the Islamists in the July 2012 parliamentary elections. Organisation LibyaMiddle East – North Africa December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Remember Liu Xiaobo – the only Nobel Peace Prize winner in prison

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures October 10, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Remember Liu Xiaobo – the only Nobel Peace Prize winner in prison RSF_en Caption: “Nobel Peace Prize – the chair is still empty.”Credit: Cambon Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes March 12, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Awaiting the announcement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Reporters Without Borders issues a call to remember that dissident Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 laureate, will mark his sixth year of imprisonment in December.Notably absent from the ceremony to grant him the award, Liu Xiaobo is serving an 11-year sentence at Jinzhou Prison in Dalian, Liaoning Province, east of Beijing.Liu Xiaobo is one of the founders of “Charter 08,” a daring public call for fundamental political reforms, democracy and human rights in China. The text prompted a charge of “inciting subversion.” Liu Xiaobo’s harsh criticism of the Chinese government in his writings and his online information work led to systematic official harassment, and repeated incarcerations.“We are keeping Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia, in our thoughts,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They embody the courage and determination of cyber-dissidents and human rights defenders in China. We call on past and future Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and above all to the European Union, to apply all necessary pressure on the Beijing government for the liberation of Liu Xiaobo.” The organization added that Liu Xiaobo’s imprisonment should not be considered a fatal blow to the causes he represents. “On the contrary, every day that he spends in prison, as well as every limitation placed on the freedom of Liu Xia and others close to them, should serve as an opportunity to denounce the violations of basic freedoms, especially freedom of information, for which the Chinese government is responsible.”China is ranked 173rd of 179 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index. Presently, 70 netizens and 29 journalists are imprisoned there.last_img read more

CHRI, CJAR Other Bodies Condemns Supreme Court Judgment In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case

first_imgNews UpdatesCHRI, CJAR Other Bodies Condemns Supreme Court Judgment In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Aug 2020 2:22 AMShare This – xThe Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) has issued a statement condemning the decision of the Supreme Court in the Prashant Bhushan contempt case. “We feel that Mr Bhushan’s two tweets being expressions of his anguish and a bonafide criticism of the court and the Chief Justice of India, are fully protected under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India and…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 Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) has issued a statement condemning the decision of the Supreme Court in the Prashant Bhushan contempt case. “We feel that Mr Bhushan’s two tweets being expressions of his anguish and a bonafide criticism of the court and the Chief Justice of India, are fully protected under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India and cannot be stifled by a such a conviction,” the statement reads.Contempt Verdict Against Prashant Bhushan An Assault On Free Speech : Sr Adv Navroz Seervai It is pointed out that the law of contempt is archaic, aimed to “silence opinions” that seek accountability and reforms in the functioning of the judiciary, and therefore, it must be abolished, as has been done in other jurisdictions. Bhushan, who is also a Convenor of the CJAR, was held to be guilty of contempt in connection to his tweets (made in June 2020) about the Chief Justice of India and the Supreme Court. The order was passed by a 3-Judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday, which shall hear him on sentence on August 20. Talking about the “hasty” manner in which the contempt proceedings were instituted against Mr. Bhushan and concluded (within less than 2 months), the CJAR said, “When the functioning of the court has been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic and important cases concerning the rights of millions are being adjourned for weeks and months, the haste with which the Court has proceeded to hear and convict Mr Bhushan is unseemly and sends a message of stern consequence to those who choose to express themselves in manners that are not palatable to Judges.” The organization has asserted that respect and dignity cannot be demanded from citizens on the “threat” of contempt. Rather, the same has to be earned through impartial and effective decision making. However, by convicting Mr. Bhushan for criminal contempt, the CJAR said, “we believe that the court has lowered its own dignity in the eyes of the ordinary person in India. Once hailed as one of the “most powerful Constitutional courts” in the world, it is unfortunate that the court is intolerant of even the most temperate and well intentioned criticism.”[Prashant Bhushan Contempt] If Two Tweets Can Bring Down Court’s Authority, Then It Is Not As Strong As We Imagined: Senior Adv Sanjay Hegde Statement of CHRIThe Top Court’s decision has also been slammed by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), as being a sign of “deterioration” in the state of free speech in the country. They have asserted that the law of contempt is a ‘colonial legacy’ which must be repealed to enable free speech. A press note issued by the organization states that the judgment sends a “chilling message” to the people that criticism comes with a cost. The Indian Executive Board of CHRI, headed by former CIC Wajahat Habibullah and comprising of distinguished jurists like Justice (Retd.) Madan B Lokur, former Judge of the Supreme Court and Justice AP Shah, former Chief Justice of High Courts of Delhi and Madras, among others said, “However uncharitable or inappropriate the tweets might be, the Hon’ble Court “in passing the judgement, has made it clear that ‘the majesty of the law and of the administration of justice’ is above the fundamental freedom of expression sending a chilling message about the cost of criticism.” Letter To SCBA PresidentInter alia, over 400 Advocates from across the country and activists, entrepreneurs, etc. have addressed a letter to the SCBA President Dushyant Dave, expressing their “protest” against the SC Decision. They have objected to the urgency shown in concluding the contempt case while other important matters are not being heard amid the pandemic, which they also claim led to “denial of an opportunity” to Mr. Bhushan, to effectively defend himself. “Under the Indian Constitution, every citizen of India is guaranteed a right to a fair trial/ representation/hearing, and must be given a fair opportunity to be heard before being condemned in any proceedings. The cherry picking of cases especially in these pandemic times may give a negative impression about the Court,” the statement read. They have also criticized the sudden listing of the 2009 contempt case pending against Mr. Bhushan, in “total disregard” of the current situation created by the Covid 19 pandemic. They said, “Senior lawyers who were representing Mr Bhushan in these proceedings repeatedly requested the court to defer the hearing till the resumption of physical Court, since they felt that a virtual hearing was not very conducive for such an involved matter, with voluminous court records. Moreover, there was no apparent urgency to the matter, since it had already been pending for eleven years. These requests were disregarded and the proceedings in this old case, taken out of the cold storage, were instead expedited.” The letter asserts that the majesty of the Supreme Court is not affected so much by criticism, as it is by its own response to it. Therefore, they have urged the SCBA to take up the issue with regard to proper hearing in the contempt case. They have also sought the video link of the virtual hearing on sentence scheduled to be held on August 20, which must symbolically be held in ‘open court’. “Having recognised the right to freedom of speech and expression on several recent occasions, the Hon’ble Court must show the same sensitivity and circumspection before issuing criminal contempt in a case that has a bearing on its own tolerance to speech,” the statement read.Over 40 Senior Advocates and prominent lawyers from across the Bar have issued a statement expressing “dismay” at the Supreme Court’s decision holding Advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt.The statement, signed by Advocates Navroz H Seervai, Vrinda Grover, Kamini Jaiswal, Shyam Divan, Sanjay R Hegde, Menaka Guruswamy, Karuna Nundy, among others, state that an independent judiciary does not mean that judges are immune from scrutiny and comment.”It is the duty of lawyers to freely bring any shortcomings to the notice of bar, bench and the public at large. While some of us may have divergent views on the advisability and content of Mr. Prashant Bhushan’s two tweets, we are unanimously of the view that no contempt of court was intended or committed especially when contrasted with the normal standard that “Justice is not a cloistered virtue… She must be allowed to suffer the scrutiny and respectful, even though outspoken comments of ordinary men.”” they wrote.They further said that the SC judgment in Mr. Bhushan’s case will not restore the authority of the court in the eyes of the public but rather, it will discourage the lawyers from being outspoken.”From the days of the supersession of judges and the events thereafter, it has been the Bar that has been the first to stand in defence of the independence of the judiciary. A bar silenced under the threat of contempt, will undermine the independence and ultimately the strength of the Court. A silenced bar, cannot lead to a strong court,” they stressed.The statement asserts that Bhushan’s tweets that led to the conviction order dated August 14 do not say anything out of the ordinary, other than what is routinely expressed about the court’s working in recent years by many people, including retired judges of the Supreme Court, on public fora and on social media.On this note they have asserted that the contempt order must not be given effect to, until a larger bench, sitting in open court after the pandemic has the opportunity to review the standards of criminal contempt.They have also expressed disappointment over Supreme Court’s refusal to seek the valuable opinion of the Attorney General of India in this matter, which is mandated even as per the contempt law.Statement of CJARClick Here To Download CJAR Statement Click Here To Download CHRI Statement Click Here To Download Letterhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2vcY9HP7A9HMvUOAS_MFHr83iGZ_–HUQqWLfE0eNh7azqQ/viewform Next Storylast_img read more

Attorney General Suggests Four Benches Of Court Of Appeal With 15 Judges Each Across Country To Reduce Supreme Court’s Burden

first_imgTop StoriesAttorney General Suggests Four Benches Of Court Of Appeal With 15 Judges Each Across Country To Reduce Supreme Court’s Burden Mehal Jain26 Nov 2020 7:48 AMShare This – xSpeaking at the Constitution Day function organised by the Supreme Court, AG K. K. Venugopal has suggested to create four benches Of Court Of Appeal with 15 Judges each sitting across the country to reduce the burden of Supreme Court “The Supreme Court is the apex court of the country and it should be dealing with only matters of national and constitutional importance. However, at present…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?LoginSpeaking at the Constitution Day function organised by the Supreme Court, AG K. K. Venugopal has suggested to create four benches Of Court Of Appeal with 15 Judges each sitting across the country to reduce the burden of Supreme Court “The Supreme Court is the apex court of the country and it should be dealing with only matters of national and constitutional importance. However, at present we see the Supreme Court hearing matrimonial, rent control, landlord and tenant disputes, bails, matters of land acquisition, etc. There are 400 different categories of cases which the apex court of other countries don’t even touch for they have attained finality at the level of the lower courts. Owing to this, there are arrears of even criminal cases! Now, we can start with a clean slate and the Supreme Court as the apex Constitutional court of the country should be burdened with only constitutional cases. Then, as against the 75,000 cases at present, it would have to cater to only 2000 to 3000 cases per year”, he explained.”This doesn’t mean that the adjudication would end with the High Court. That cannot be because several High Courts have not been very consistent with the decisions…I am suggesting an intermediate Court of Appeal, as is the provision in 20 to 25 common law countries. Such a Court of Appeal shall hear the matter finally and there should be no further appeal therefrom to the Supreme Court. The judges of the court of appeal shall be of the same calibre as Supreme Court judges and shall be selected in the same manner as the Supreme Court judges by the collegium”, he elaborated.”This will ensure that the new Supreme Court can hear cases patiently and read and write judgements in peace. At present, the judges are reading briefs until midnight and are straining themselves far more than what a judge should. Of course, a constitutional amendment is needed for this”, said the AG.”A research scholar from Yale has depicted that the majority of the cases to the Supreme Court come from the northern states, and Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and the other southern states account for only 1 to 2% of the litigation. This is on account of distance and the difficulty in engaging a counsel…so to ensure access of justice to all equally, it would be desirable to have four benches of the Court of Appeal, with 15 judges each, sitting across the country”, suggested the AG.He quoted Dean Roscoe Pound, in as much as the American legal scholar had articulated that “We may look forward confidently to deliverance from the sporting theory of justice, we may look forward to a near future when our courts will be swift and certain agents of justice, whose decisions will be acquiesced in and respected by all”. “Our courts are not swift”, commented the AG.In as much as Martin Luther King had said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, the AG remarked that if one has to wait for 30 years to have their case disposed off, for the middle class and the lower middle class, justice shall continue to be a distant dream. “The corporates can afford the litigation and to wait for the outcome and can reach the Supreme Court conveniently…the justice delivery system must be such which can wipe every tear from every eye”, he concluded.On Virtual CourtsAG has congratulated the Gujarat High Court on its endeavour towards streaming its proceedings live on YouTube.”The Gujarat High Court, in addition to videoconferencing, has also introduced live streaming of the arguments. I saw the Chief Justice’s Court and observed how extremely competent the lawyers are, how they maintain a balanced tone of voice, how they don’t raise their voice or shout, which was refreshing to see”, he remarked.”The Supreme Court of England and Wales also has live streaming. This ensures that the entire world can witness the proceedings of the court”, he added.”I can envision that every single subordinate court, every single High Court will have virtual hearings by video conferencing and live streaming of proceedings one day”, he expressed.”The prevailing crisis because of Covid has impacted the normal functioning of each of the three organs of the State. However, the justice delivery system has not allowed itself to be beaten by the pandemic and has quickly adapted to the environment to ensure that the doors of justice remain open. Physical appearance before the court is a problem because lawyers can’t stand next to each other and arguing with masks is also not easy. So the judiciary has innovated and employed the alternative of virtual hearing via video conferencing which has worked extremely well so far. The Supreme Court has disposed off 30 lakh cases which is a superb record for itself”, commended the AG.”This is not something to be stopped post the Covid pandemic, but it should become the new norm for the future to come. The pandemic has taught us the use of video conferencing. Now, for procuring instructions from officers of the government, I use video conferencing which is the same as sitting across the table. This should be the permanent manner for courts to function in India”, he said.Next, the AG recommended the amendment of the Constitution to introduce a Court of Appeal, to hear appeals from the High Courts and relieve the Supreme Court of this burden.Next Storylast_img read more

Michigan couple dies hours apart after 56 years of marriage, family says

first_imgWill and Judy Webb, both 77 years old, died just hours apart while holding hands on March 6, 2019. They spent their final hours together in hospice care after both battling a series of health complications. https://t.co/EZAyd63avQ— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) March 22, 2019A Michigan couple who rarely spent a day apart after 56 years of marriage died on the same day in the hospital.They first connected at the age of 14, according to WXYZ. When Will Webb enlisted in the U.S. military, Judy Webb would write letters to him, their daughter said.“They just became friends and have been together ever since,” MaryBeth Webb said.Later, Will Webb worked nights as a printer and Judy Webb worked days at a local hospital. She would stay up late to wait for him to get home every night.MaryBeth Webb said her parents are the reason her family is tight-knit.“We just had a lot of fun — a lot of good times,” MaryBeth Webb said.The couple rarely spent a day apart before their health started to decline late last year, their daughter said.In December, Judy Webb’s health began to suffer following a medical procedure that “basically didn’t go well,” MaryBeth Webb told The News-Herald. She suffered from an infection that almost killed her on New Year’s Eve and was then transported to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she remained on a ventilator, their daughter told the Southgate-based newspaper.The next day, Will Webb collapsed from exhaustion, The News-Herald reported.“My dad — seeing her like that — it was too much for him,” MaryBeth Webb told the newspaper. “From that point on, everything that happened to her happened to him in a different place.”When Judy Webb spiked a fever, so did her husband. When she began to suffer from congestion, he got pneumonia, and their health failures continued to parallel each other’s until they died, their daughter said.After Will Webb was put into hospice care, his wife requested that she be placed there too.On the day they died, their beds had been pushed together and they were holding hands, MaryBeth Webb told WXYZ. Will Webb died at 2 a.m., and Judy Webb died just hours later, their daughter said.She continued, “When my dad died, my mom just kind of – she wasn’t responsive at all, verbally — but you could see her pick up her hand and she was rubbing my dad’s hand like, ‘I’ll be there soon.’”MaryBeth Webb said her parents “didn’t want to live without each other,” describing their relationship as “a great love story.”“I’m happy that they went together and don’t have to suffer losing each other, but it’s still hard,” MaryBeth Webb told The News-Herald.The couple leaves behind three daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, according to their obituary.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock(Southgate, Mich.) — A Michigan couple who rarely spent a day apart after 56 years of marriage died on the same day in the hospital.Judy and Will Webb of Southgate, Mich., both 77, were holding hands before they died in a hospice center on March 6, their daughter, MaryBeth Webb, told ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ.They first connected at the age of 14, according to WXYZ. When Will Webb enlisted in the U.S. military, Judy Webb would write letters to him, their daughter said.“They just became friends and have been together ever since,” MaryBeth Webb said.last_img read more

New York man who traveled to DC with Proud Boys arrested

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty ImagesBy LUKE BARR, JACK DATE, JULIA JACOBO, AARON KATERSKY and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities are continuing to charge rioters who took part in the siege on Capitol Hill.These are the most recent charges:New York man who said he traveled with the Proud BoysA man who said he traveled to Washington, D.C., with a former NYPD officer and members of the Proud Boys to take part in the siege on the Capitol has been charged by the Department of Justice.New York resident Christopher Kelly allegedly posted photos of himself with rioters on Facebook, according to federal court documents.Kelly specifically said he was traveling with his brother, who the FBI confirmed is a retired NYPD officer, according to the complaint.He allegedly also responded to comments on his Facebook page in real time as the riots were taking place.ABC News’ previous coverage has identified the Proud Boys as an “alt-right” or “far-right extremist group” that has engaged in violence and whose members include those with connections to white nationalism.Rioter who attacked police officer with hockey stickMichigan resident Michael Joseph Foy was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer with a hockey stick at the Capitol riot.Following a tip, the FBI identified Foy as the man seen in a New York Times video swinging a hockey stick repeatedly at a Metropolitan Police officer who had been pulled from an entryway to the Capitol by the mob, according to federal court documents.Foy attacked the officer for 16 seconds before he was knocked down by another rioter, according to the FBI’s analysis of the video. Foy later entered the Capitol through a broken window, the affidavit says.Proud Boys organizer charged with joining the violenceOne of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Joseph Biggs, was arrested Wednesday in Florida on charges related to the violence at the Capitol.Biggs’ charging affidavit describes the Proud Boys’ planning leading up to the Capitol riot, including messages that were sent to the group by its leader Enrique Tarrio, who was arrested the day before the attack.In one message, Tarrio allegedly encouraged the Proud Boys to not wear their traditional black and yellow colors so they could “be incognito and we will spread across downtown DC in smaller teams,” according to the court documents.Biggs echoed that call in a separate message on Parler, directing his comments to Antifa, saying, “We will be blending in as one of you. You won’t see us. You’ll even think we are you … We are going to smell like you, move like you, and look like you. The only thing we’ll do that’s us is think like us!” the affidavit states.Investigators identified Biggs in multiple photos and videos from the Jan. 6 insurrection, dressed in a blue and gray plaid sweater.The affidavit notes that Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola, who has already been indicted, joined Biggs in the riot and can be seen with an earpiece in his right ear, along with multiple individuals the FBI says were identified wearing earpieces from the Proud Boys.In a Jan. 18 interview with the FBI, Biggs denied having any knowledge of a pre-planned attack on the Capitol and said he had no idea who planned it.In the affidavit for Biggs’ arrest, an FBI agent describes the Proud Boys as “a nationalist organization with multiple U.S. chapters and potential activity in other Western countries.”Man who attacked Metropolitan Police officerA Connecticut man who allegedly assaulted Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges has been arrested.Hodges was the officer seen in video being smushed in the doorway and crying out for help.Ridgefield resident Patrick McCaughey, who is a citizen of both the U.S. and Germany, is charged with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and illegally being inside the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court documents.McCaughey allegedly pinned Hodges to a door with a police shield, which McCaughey illegally obtained, court documents state.“As McCaughey was using the riot shield to push against Officer Hodges, numerous other rioters behind and around McCaughey appeared to add to the weight against Officer Hodges,” the charging affidavit states.McCaughey was identified by a childhood friend who called the FBI tipline. Security camera footage included in the affidavit also shows McCaughey allegedly holding a MPD riot shield.The affidavit also states that the majority of McCaughey’s actions were captured on a YouTube video in which he can allegedly be heard saying, “Don’t try and use that stick on me boy” while continuing to push Hodges with shield. The “stick” he was referring to is believed to be Hodges’ police riot baton, the affidavit states.He then allegedly began to strike officers with that shield.McCaughey was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.A federal judge described the YouTube video as “extraordinarily disturbing,” saying it was sufficient evidence to keep him in custody.Hodges told ABC News last week he thought he’d die as a result of the rioters’ actions.“I thought, ‘This could be the end,’ or ‘I could not get out of this completely intact,’” he said.Man who questioned FBI’s loyalty to the constitutionA Florida man was arrested Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot.Samuel Camargo was identified by authorities based on tips provided by associates and his own social media posts, according to federal court documents.The FBI contacted Camargo by phone, and in that conversation, Camargo allegedly admitted that he attended the protests in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 but had since returned to Broward County, Florida, according to the charging affidavit.Camargo allegedly then became uncooperative in the interview, questioning the investigating agent’s loyalty to the constitution, court records state.Apparently thinking the conversation had gone well, Camargo allegedly posted a message on social media stating, “Just finished speaking to an FBI agent, I believe I’ve been cleared.”Camargo faces four charges, including civil disorder, entering a restricted building, disruptive conduct in a restricted building and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the court documents state.Rioter who brought firearms to Washington, D.C.A New York man who allegedly brought firearms and a bulletproof vest to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged.Samuel Fisher allegedly posted a photo of himself holding a gun in front of a Trump flag with the caption, “Can’t wait to bring a liberal back to this freedom palace,” according to federal court documents.After the riot, he allegedly posted a photo of multiple firearms on a couch, the FBI affidavit states.Prosecutors pointed to multiple statements Fisher posted on social media that they say suggests he was prepared to engage in violence during the riot.“We must stand up to these people and take our world back,” he allegedly wrote on Dec. 3, 2020.In another post that same day, Fisher allegedly wrote, “It’s time to bring the pain upon them.”On the day of the insurrection, Fisher allegedly posted, “I’m Going To the parking garage super early” and “Leaving s— in there maybe except pistol.”He continued, “And if it kicks off I got a Vest and My Rifle.”In a separate post, Fisher allegedly called on Trump to “fire the bat signal… deputize patriots… and then the pain comes.”“1 Million Pissed off men with guns…bad idea,” Fisher allegedly wrote. “We aren’t looking to fight or hurt anyone… but the odds that this is going to be solved any other way… is next to nothing.”Fisher was ordered held without bail during his court appearance Wednesday.Authorities said during the hearing that they recovered a shotgun, knife, two machetes, two bulletproof vests and 1,000 rounds of ammunition, including shotgun shells and ammunition for an AR-15 in his Chevrolet Tahoe.Two other firearms were also recovered during searches by federal investigators, prosecutors said.Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Schrier said the amount of ammo and the number of guns is a concern to federal prosecutors.Rioters from Michigan, Florida arrestedThe Justice Department has announced the arrest of Karl Dresch in Michigan based on his own extensive documenting of his participation in the riot via social media, according to federal court documents.In one comment on an unidentified post the day after the riot, Dresch wrote, “Mike Pence gave our country to the communist hordes, traitor scum like the rest of them, we have your back give the word and we will be back even stronger,” the affidavit states.“We must stand up to these people and take our world back” / “It’s time to bring the pain upon them,” Fisher wrote on Dec. 3.Jesus Rivera of Florida was also arrested Wednesday for his participation in the Jan. 6 riots.Investigators cite videos Rivera uploaded to his Facebook Live of him joining the crowd that stormed the building.First conspiracy charges filed against Virginia manThe Justice Department has filed its first conspiracy charges from the Capitol riot against a Virginia man who they allege was an apparent leader of a group of militia members who were part of the mob that stormed the building.Thomas Edward Caldwell is identified in an FBI affidavit as a member of the Oath Keepers. An agent alleges that he helped organize a group of eight to 10 of his fellow members to storm the Capitol with the intention of disrupting the counting of the Electoral College vote.The group can be seen in video walking uniformly through a crowd of rioters trying to gain entrance to the Capitol.Those members included co-conspirators Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl, who were charged for their role in the riots earlier this week. In social media posts, both Crowl and Watkins referred to Caldwell as “Commander,” according to the court documents.While inside the Capitol, Caldwell allegedly received Facebook messages telling him to “seal” in lawmakers in the tunnels under the Capitol and to “turn on gas.” Other messages appeared to be trying to give him updates on the locations of lawmakers, the affidavit states.Other texts reveal the extensive planning and even potential attacks that he and other members of the Oath Keepers were mounting leading up to the riots.On Jan. 1, Caldwell allegedly messaged an individual recommending a room at the Comfort Inn Ballston in Arlington, Virginia, saying, “This is a good location and would allow us to hunt at night if we wanted to.”After the riot, Caldwell allegedly posted a Facebook message stating, “Us storming the castle. Please share. Sharon was right with me! I am such an instigator!” the affidavit states. He later wrote, “We need to do this at the local level. Lets storm the capitol in Ohio. Tell me when!”Man seen wearing ‘Murder the Media’ shirtA rioter who posed in front of the U.S. Capitol while wearing a shirt with the words “Murder the Media” emblazoned on it has been charged with illegally entering the Capitol. The phrase had also been etched onto a door inside the building, according to federal court documents.In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Nicholas DeCarlo admitted that he entered the Capitol, but said he did so as a “journalist.”The charging documents against DeCarlo state that he is not on record as a credited journalist.Rioter seen attacking police with a batA man who was captured on surveillance video attacking law enforcement with a bat at the entrance of the Capitol turned himself in to the Metropolitan Police Department on Monday.Emanuel Jackson is allegedly the rioter seen in photos the FBI released to the public, according to federal court documents.On the surveillance video, Jackson is allegedly seen making a fist and repeatedly striking a Capitol police officer while attempting to force himself into the building, his arrest affidavit states.Later, he is “clearly observed” with a metal baseball bat striking a group of both Capitol and D.C. police officers, according to the court document.It is unclear whether Jackson has retained an attorney.Houston police officerA longtime Houston Police officer who resigned after he participated in the riot has been federally changed.Tam Dinh Pham initially denied his involvement in the siege when he was interviewed at his home in Richmond on Jan. 12, according to court documents.After the interview, Pham agreed to hand over his cellphone, which investigators noticed had no photos from Jan. 6, the affidavit states. However, the “Deleted Items” folder contained photos and images of him inside the Capitol building.When agents advised Pham that it is illegal to lie to the FBI, he admitted that he was part of the crowd that stormed into the Capitol but denied taking part in any violence, according to the court documents.Woman in Louis Vuitton sweaterA woman has been charged for participating in the riot after at least six people identified her by the Louis Vuitton sweater she was wearing that day.In one video, Gina Bisignano allegedly was seen taking part in a skirmish with police trying to protect the Capitol building, according to an FBI affidavit.Bisignano was allegedly part of a crowd that crushed a screaming police officer while a rioter grabbed his gas mask. At one point, Bisignano allegedly told the officer, “You hurt my f—— leg,” the court documents state.In a separate video, Bisignano is allegedly seen feet away from police, telling them to stand down.“We the people are not going to take it any more,” she could be heard saying in another video, according to the affidavit. “You are not going to take away our votes. And our freedom, and I thank God for it. This is 1776, and we the people will never give up. We will never let our country go to the globalists.”After entering the Capitol, Bisignano was allegedly heard telling other rioters, “We need Americans. Come on guys. We needs patriots! You guys, it’s the way in. We need some people.”Two Texas rioters, including a former Marine, accused of violenceTwo Texas men have both been arrested over their roles in the violence at the Capitol, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.Ryan Nichols and Alex Harkrider were identified from photos they posted to their social media accounts, along with several threatening messages calling for a violent overthrow of the government, according to an arrest affidavit.In one video posted online, Nichols, a former Marine, can allegedly be seen yelling into a bullhorn in the direction of a large crowd, saying, “If you have a weapon, you need to get your weapon!” the federal court document states.Nichols also allegedly said, “This is the second revolution right here folks!” and “This is not a peaceful protest,” according to the affidavit.Both Nichols, 30, and Harkrider, 33, are seen in videos trying to force entry into the building, with Nichols allegedly spraying what appears to be a large canister of pepper spray in the direction of officers. Nichols was also allegedly in possession of a crowbar, the court document states.The FBI also noted several other social posts from Nichols, including one on Dec. 24 that showed a bullet and stated, “By Bullet or Ballot, Restoration of the Republic is Coming,” according to the affidavit. Another post on Dec. 28 stated, “Pence better do the right thing, or we’re going to MAKE you do the right thing.”Nichols was once featured on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2018 after he drove 18 hours to rescue dogs before Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.It is unclear whether Nichols and Harkrider have retained attorneys.Member of extremist group Three PercentersRobert Gieswein — part of the Oath-keepers, an extremist group related to The Three Percenters — was charged with assaulting a federal officer with bear spray and a baseball bat.According to court documents, Gieswein “encouraged other rioters as they broke a window of the Capitol building; entered … and then charged through the Capitol building.”An FBI affidavit confirmed that Gieswein runs a private paramilitary training group called the Woodland Wild Dogs and that he was identified from a patch for that group that was visible on a tactical vest he wore during the attack on Congress.The affidavit said Gieswein gave a media interview echoing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and that Congress needs “to get the corrupt politicians out of office. Pelosi, the Clintons … every single one of them, Biden, Kamala.”Retired NYFD firefighterFreeport, New York, resident Thomas Fee surrendered to the FBI Tuesday morning at the bureau’s resident agency on Long Island.Fee, a retired NYFD firefighter, allegedly sent a relative of his girlfriend a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, prosecutors said. He’s been charged by authorities.In the text message, Fee, 53, allegedly wrote that he was “at the tip of the spear,” a reference to the Capitol rotunda, according to the court documents.Fee drove to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, and a license plate reader in New York picked up the Chevy Tahoe he was driving upon his return on Jan. 7, the court documents state.At his court appearance Tuesday, a judge ordered Fee to avoid all political gatherings and to avoid the U.S. Capitol and all state capitols upon his release. He must also surrender his two guns — a pistol grip shotgun and an antique rifle.Federal prosecutors also recommended evaluation and treatment for substance abuse and mental health treatment.Fee posted his home as collateral for her $100,000 bond.It is unclear whether Fee has retained an attorney.Former FIT studentNicholas Moncada, a 20-year-old former student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, was taken into custody at his Staten Island home Monday. He allegedly livestreamed his “storming” of the Capitol on Jan. 6, prosecutors said.Moncada allegedly also posted a selfie of himself inside the Capitol, captioning it, “Outside Pelosi’s office.”He was recognized by fellow FIT students, who then alerted the FBI to his involvement, according to the court documents.During an appearance in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, Moncada was ordered to stay away from potentially antagonizing political events and speech after his release on $250,000 bond. His travel is also restricted to New York and Washington, D.C.“There’s obviously troubling conduct here,” Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kessler said, though he noted the government did not object to Moncada’s release on bond.The bond was signed by Moncada’s mother, grandmother and aunt.Moncada was an illustration major, but had not been enrolled at the school since May 2020 and did not receive a degree, a spokesperson for FIT told ABC News.In a statement to ABC News Monday, Moncada’s attorney, Mario Gallucci, said he is not facing any violent charges.“Mr. Moncada was taken into custody this morning by the FBI and has been charged with various sections of the United States Code for trespassing inside a restricted building and trying to disrupt or impeded the conduct of Government business, as well as, trespassing on the floor of various Government rooms including the House of Congress, the lobby adjacent to the floor and the Rayburn Room of the House of Congress,” Galluci said. “I do not believe he is being charged with committing any acts of violence. Mr. Moncada denies any participation in the effort to overthrow the Government, and he looks forward to defending his good name.”Dozens of rioters who participated in the siege have already been taken into custody.Last week, the man seen wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller and several members of law enforcement were arrested in connection to the riot.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more