Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgGhana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Martin House / ALT arquitectura

first_imgMartin House / ALT arquitecturaSave this projectSaveMartin House / ALT arquitectura Save this picture!© Ángel Luis Tendero+ 20 Share Martin House / ALT arquitectura Spain Photographs:  Ángel Luis TenderoText description provided by the architects. In this house we always fled to make “a nice home”. I think Art is not better or worse for its beauty but the degree of emotion that arises. Beauty is something superficial and, in most cases, false. My obsession in this case was to make a total abstraction (which has nothing to do with minimalism), evoking the same mixed emotions we feel when we see the black monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, Stonehenge, or the black smoke in “Lost”(tv serie). It is a black box that absorbs light, with no cap on the edges, with holes instead of windows. No proportion, its geometry is strictly demanded by the internal function. I tend to be formalistic in my architecture, but here I wanted to approach it as something that comes out of nowhere, as if I had never studied architecture. Not a house or a sculpture, I don´t know exactly what it is, and I don´t need to know it. And so makes me feel a restlessness sensation that keeps me going adore Architecture. Save this picture!© Ángel Luis TenderoIt is divided in two different parts. The lower floor, linked to the terrain, and the upper floor resting on it. The terrain sloping slightly downwards, situating the area of the lounge-office-kitchen below the level of the road. Thanks to an elevated fold towards the road, it is possible to create an artificial skyline thus hiding the dwellings which surround the plot. This part is flexible, organic and open. Over it, a pure black steel parallelepiped, which lodges the rooms. This part is rigid, artificial and closed. The resulting effect is a pure enigmatic piece, which stands on a small artificial hill.Save this picture!© Ángel Luis TenderoProject gallerySee allShow less2011 AIA Honor Award / The Diana Center / Weiss ManfrediArticlesArchitecture WeekArticles Share Photographs 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/126485/martin-house-alt-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/126485/martin-house-alt-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses•Madrid, Spaincenter_img ArchDaily Year:  Projects “COPY” Houses “COPY” Architects: ALT arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeALT arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridHousesSpainPublished on April 11, 2011Cite: “Martin House / ALT arquitectura” 11 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Rosário House / depA + Margarida Leitão

first_imgCopyHouses, Renovation•Porto, Portugal ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: Primus Vitória, Projecto Mosaico, W2007Consultants:Edgar Brito, Alexandra VicenteCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreKitchen Furniture / CountertopsEGGERSplashback PanelsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Casa do Rosário had almost everything. A comfortable scale , an appealing compositional structure and a captivating atmosphere. The big challenge was to keep its domestic spirit, refraining from a big design or a deep intervention. Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!© José CamposLocated on Porto’s Arts District, one of the most central and dynamic locations in the city, the building, once inhabited by a single family was divided over time and came to accommodate multiple families on the three floors of the 307, Rosario Street. Like many other buildings in Porto, this one became an assemblage of homes.Save this picture!© José CamposToday the house mirrors the diversity found in Porto’s contemporary cosmopolitanism, gathering under its roof a family that has been in the building for 63 years, and two architects who have fallen in love for the city. Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!© José CamposThe house was divided in five studios set on a 19th century building, designed so that both families or groups of friends can be accommodated comfortably in a creative and familiar environment.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessHotels Accor / Arte Charpentier ArchitectesSelected ProjectsKapkar Sf.p7s / Studio Frank HavermansSelected Projects Share 2016 Houses Rosário House / depA + Margarida Leitão Projects “COPY” Photographs:  José Campos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Margarida Leitão, depA Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rosário House / depA + Margarida LeitãoSave this projectSaveRosário House / depA + Margarida Leitão ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795206/rosario-house-depa-plus-margarida-leitao Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795206/rosario-house-depa-plus-margarida-leitao Clipboard Year:  Portugal Photographs Save this picture!© José Campos+ 32 Share CopyAbout this officedepAOfficeFollowMargarida LeitãoOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPortoPortugalPublished on September 16, 2016Cite: “Rosário House / depA + Margarida Leitão ” 16 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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More Indiana Farmers Turning to FSA for Loans this Year

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News More Indiana Farmers Turning to FSA for Loans this Year Facebook Twitter SHARE More Indiana Farmers Turning to FSA for Loans this Year Facebook Twitter More Indiana Farmers Turning to FSA for Loans this YearJulia WickardIt is a situation that is becoming all too common in Indiana and across the nation. The cash flow and working capital of farming operations is just not good enough to secure operating loans from banks and the farm credit system. As a result, farmers are turning to the  government in record numbers. Julia Wickard, head of the Indiana Farm Service Agency, says the number of applications for loans is up 45% this year over last year, “Last year at this time, we had obligated about $78 million. So far this year, we have obligated over $123 million. That is over a 60% increase.”She told HAT the requests are coming from both large and small operations and, for the most part, are seeking operating loans for the 2016 growing season, “Our employees at our nine loan centers across the state are working very hard to get the producers the funds they need in time for this year’s crop.”But without additional funding from Washington, Wickard says her agency may be out of money by this summer, “At our current burn rate, we will run out of funds by mid-summer.” She stated that Congress will need to come up with additional funding to meet the credit needs of producers as the downturn in the farm economy continues. She added that, with farm income expected to be down for 2017, she sees no letup in the number of operations that will need help to stay in business for the next year. Previous articleIndiana Part of 4-State Area with Steady Farmland ValuesNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Apr 27, 2016 last_img read more

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A focus on immigration fails to sway some Tarrant County voters

first_imgBenton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Linkedin Benton McDonald Twitter Previous articleCampus catches election feverNext articleCruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams + posts Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Facebook Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Republican Fred Meno said that the migrant caravan only reinforced his views on immigration. Photo courtesy: Marissa Stacy Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ printImmigration’s Impact on the Midterm from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.Some Tarrant County voters were not swayed by an increased focus on immigration in the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm election. President Donald J. Trump and other Republicans have concentrated their efforts on the Southern border, as a caravan of migrants from Central America makes their way toward the U.S. in hopes of receiving asylum. Trump has spoken repeatedly about the danger of the caravan in speeches leading up to Election Day, despite calls from some Republicans to focus on the recent success of the economy.The U.S. military announced it was sending 5,200 troops to the border in anticipation of the caravan on Oct. 30. Tarrant County voters from both parties said that immigration issues didn’t influence how they voted, it only reinforced what they already believed.Tarrant County set records for early voting in 2018. Photo courtesy: Marissa StacyRepublican Fred Meno said he supports the Republican platform of ensuring that everyone who enters the country enters legally. The approaching caravan only strengthened this belief. According to the American Immigration Council, those arriving at the U.S. border who are defined as refugees have the legal right to apply for asylum and live in the United States during the application process.TCU sophomore Ammei Ladeau, whose mother immigrated from China and is now a U.S. citizen, said that everyone deserves an opportunity to come to the United States.“I think that because [my mom] had the opportunity to come my life is possible here so I think it’s important that we give everyone equal opportunity to come,” she said.While they disagreed on immigration policy, Meno, Ladeau, and Democrat Jeff Johnson all agreed that the caravan was being over politicized. Politicians have attempted to use the migrant caravan as a way to galvanize voters. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)“They know it is a touchy subject and people have very extreme views on both sides,” said Johnson. “There’s no real middle ground on the way they feel about it so it’s a way to push people either left or right on that issue.”An ad released by the Trump campaign, featuring an illegal immigrant saying that he wants to kill police officers and that Democrats allowed him into the country, was pulled by NBC News and Fox after the networks received criticism for airing it.It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now! https://t.co/0pWiwCHGbh pic.twitter.com/2crea9HF7G— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018The ad is just one example of political campaigns on both sides using immigration to push voters in their direction.“I think it’s turned into a political issue and I think each party has galvanized their own approach to how they view the caravan and it has only reinforced their own voters and their own constituents,” Meno said. ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

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Donegal Garda Station to get major refurbishment

first_imgThe Government’s announced a plan to rebuild and refurbish dozens of Garda stations around the country with Donegal Town Garda Station set to benefit from the project. Around 60 million euro in funding from the department of justice and the OPW will be invested, along with millions more in public private partnerships between 2016 and 2021.A total of 30 stations nationwide will benefit including a new divisional headquarters in Sligo, Leitrim and a new station at Dublin Airport.Between 2012 and 2013, almost 140 garda stations across the country were closed with 5 closed in Donegal,  mostly in rural areas. At this year’s Garda Representative Conference in May, representatives from some of the areas that are getting new stations had spoken of the poor conditions.Donegal Deputy Dinny McGinley says there was initial hope of a new Garda Station in Donegal Town but is welcoming the news: RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Garda Station to get major refurbishment 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/dinny530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleCouncillor repeats call for clarity on chemical munitions dumpsNext articleMinister for Education approves Connaught-Ulster Alliance application to proceed to Stage 2 News Highland Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – October 21, 2015 Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Tabletop Airports-Dangerous Or Redeemable? (A Legal Perspective)

first_imgColumnsTabletop Airports-Dangerous Or Redeemable? (A Legal Perspective) Lakshmi Srinivasan18 Aug 2020 9:44 PMShare This – xWith the recent accident in Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode (KIA), it is time that we introspect the safety measures in airports which have tricky runways. “Critical airfields” or performance-limited runways are often categorised in most airline SOPs as the airports with runways that are risky for take-off and landing operations. Hence, after a mandate by the DGCA, most…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?LoginWith the recent accident in Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode (KIA), it is time that we introspect the safety measures in airports which have tricky runways. “Critical airfields” or performance-limited runways are often categorised in most airline SOPs as the airports with runways that are risky for take-off and landing operations. Hence, after a mandate by the DGCA, most airlines stress on the operations to be done by pilots trained and cleared for the same. The five tabletop runways in India are also included as critical airfields. Tabletop runways are built on the top of a hill, typically in mountainous regions. It creates an optical illusion of being on similar ground level from an aerial view. Hence, given the geography and need for connectivity, Mangalore (Karnataka), Kozhikode (Kerala), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Lengpui (Mizoram) and Pakyong (Sikkim) were developed into as tabletop runways. However, with routine scares and two major incidents on these runways, one cannot help but question whether these runways are really safe for commercial flights. Most commercial operations are carried out through aircraft like Boeing 737 and Airbus 320, or the wide-bodied models like Boeing 777 or Airbus 330. Given the length of tabletop runways, most of these aircraft stand a huge risk of over-shooting the runway, even when veered by an experienced hand. What happened at Kozhikode? On August 7, 2020, a Boeing 737 operated by Air India Express from Dubai to Kozhikode skidded dangerously with a slower rate of braking and deceleration as the plane overshot the runway. As a result, the fuselage broke into two on the edge of a cliff. While investigation on the accident is underway, initial reports suggest that this happened due to excessive rain and tailwind while landing. The casualty count stands at 18 including cockpit crew. Calicut airport: One among the many? Runway excursions, as often referred by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), can occur due to multiple factors, like unstable approaches, failure to go-around and the condition of the runway. While the incident in question is still being probed, the factor of ‘runway condition’ cannot be ruled out completely in such cases, considering the unique type of runway. ‘Runway’ condition also includes how well the runway has been maintained. Calicut Airport at Kozhikode has a Runway End Safety Area (RESA) of 240 m as required by Annex 14 of the Chicago Convention. However, there were no arresting systems in place to ensure that the overshooting aircraft could reduce its acceleration. There have been warning signs of runway skidding being a regular feature associated with the weather of Kozhikode. The latest incident was a SpiceJet-operated Bombardier Dash 8 skidding and damaging Instrumental Landing System (ILS) Beacons, but without a major accident. In 2019, DGCA issued a show-cause notice to the airport authorities for poor maintenance of the runway including addressing issues like rubber deposits, water stagnation and cracks on the runway. Air India Express 1344 is not the first of its kind involved in an accident like the one in question. It bears an uncanny resemblance to the Pegasus Airlines incident at Sabiha Gokcen Airport at Istanbul, Turkey, earlier this year. Though that airport does not have a table top runway, the aircraft skidded on the runway and plunged into the ditch before the fuselage broke into three. Investigation is also underway for this case. Apart from this, there have also been many incidents on the tabletop runways of Nepal and USA by virtue of the unique nature of these runways. Can table top runways be termed illegal? As per Article 44 of the Chicago Convention, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is mandated to promote safety in international air navigation, ensuring regular, efficient, and economical air transport. Also, passenger safety is the recurring theme in the Convention, and forms the basis of International Aviation Law. The IATA also places ‘Safety’ as its number-one priority. The ICAO has prescribed standards for runways in Annex 14 A (Aerodromes), but contains no reference to tabletop runways. The Runway End Safety Areas (RESA) are required to be at least 90 m, which should be 240 m for runways with a length of 1200 m and above (Code 3 and Code 4 Runways as per Annex 14). The DGCA, which also shies away from categorising such airports, has promulgated these minimum standards in India through ‘Civil Aviation Requirements’ (CAR) in 2015 (w.e.f. 2018) as per Aircraft Rules, 1937. In that document submitted to the ICAO in 2015 (w.e.f. 2018), the DGCA also mentions that these standards may be reduced if there are appropriate arresting systems in the overrun areas, subject to the DGCA’s approval. Enhancement of aircraft deceleration should be the ultimate object of these RESAs. Not the first, but should be the last The Mangalore incident (IX812) is often referred to when disasters pertaining to these runways are discussed. There was a momentary scare in 2019, where another Air India Express flight from Dubai veered off the runway to soft ground in Mangalore. The key observation on tabletop runways is that there is no room for error from any of the factors contributing to a successful take-off and landing—that is, neither cockpit crew, weather, aircraft nor runway safety measures. But, in such incidents, will risks mitigate if there are no errors? Can one guarantee no errors in the future? At this juncture, it ceases to be simply a question of skill, but becomes one of averting continuing danger. Would it be wise to continue operations on these runways? Let us look at other tabletop airports around the world. There are three known tabletop airports in USA. One of them in California is privately owned, which allows no commercial operation flights. The second one in Arizona is used only for general aviation purposes (private jets). The third one in West Virginia has Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) to compensate the 1000 ft (approx. 300m) RESA requirement placed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Yet, as per the data in 2017, only 4% of its operations were commercial. Closer to home, in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, as per Nepal’s National Airports Plan (2012 Draft), there is RESA of 90 m only on one side. The plan also observes that it is not compliant to the ICAO-stipulated 240 m. Despite this being illegal in aviation, the length of the runway is 3050 m, which is far higher than the length offered by such runways in India. Hence, wide-bodied aircraft operate, albeit with some risk, on this airport. Given that table top runways continue to remain open for commercial aircraft in India, if action is not taken immediately, we will be have to witness many more instances of runway overshooting. Safety Recommendations after 2010 The Mangalore Accident Investigation Report lays down several recommendations to improve the safety of tabletop airports. Helmed by Air Marshal (Retd.) B. N. Gokhale, the report clearly mentioned removal of downward slope in the overrun area, maintenance of RESA and installation of Arresting systems (EMAS and SGA) for all airports in India. It emphasised the need to have EMAS, despite the operational and maintenance costs, on airports like Mangalore. Other airports were recommended to have at least Soft Ground Arresting (SGA) systems. One can observe that these recommendations are catered to operational airports. Instead of shortening existing short runways, creating stronger ground arresting systems may fulfil the purpose of safety in the airports. The first recommendation was fulfilled partially. However, others were not implemented by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) given the costs involved. What next? The legality of these runways, for lack of any mention, has not been questioned yet. Currently, if the ICAO’s standards are met and the aerodrome is certified, it can be functional. But these airports require higher thresholds of safety implementation, if not acknowledged by the ICAO, then by domestic bodies like DGCA. There are multiple ways in which this looming question of tabletop airports and operations therein can pan out. First alternative is to stop developing any further of these runways and close down the current ones for operations. This solution will be unpopular considering that building of airports is an issue of connectivity and commerce. Also, there are other critical airfields, which are not tabletops and have similar issues. These ideas can be a barrier to India’s growing civil aviation needs. The second alternative, is to restrict commercial operations and not permit certain models of aircraft on these runways. Smaller aircraft should be used to ply to these airports and provide more connecting destinations. The limited commercial operations of Lengpui is an example. Most of its operations are connected through other airports like Kolkata and Guwahati. However, this alternative is subject to implementation of safety measures as discussed. The third alternative is to not allow commercial operations and leave the airports for general aviation purposes. This requires analysis of data such as annual footfall of passengers and current operations to be able to introspect the commercial viability of the airport. As per data of 2017-2018, categorised as a State Government Airport, Lengpui recorded only a 6.8% increase in footfall. As an international airport, Calicut recorded only 2.1% increase in footfall, while nearby Coimbatore recorded 31.9% increase, Cochin – 32.7% increase. At this juncture, the second and third alternative must be combined as a plan of action for these airports. Instead of resorting to the usual blame game and justification, the authorities, particularly AAI, must now right the wrongs. Also, an overhaul of the critical airfields should be done to ensure that the safety standards prescribed by ICAO are fulfilled not just in a minimalistic manner, but in a ‘more than required’ sense (E.g. FAA’s guideline of 300m/1000ft). After all, as per Article 37 and the recurring theme of Chicago Convention is promotion of safety in civil aviation so is adherence to Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs).Views are personal only.(Author is a Assistant Lecturer and Faculty Coordinator for Examinations, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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‘No Likelihood Of Trial Being Completed In Near Future’ : Bombay High Court Upholds Bail Granted To Youth Accused Of Joining ISIS

first_imgNews Updates’No Likelihood Of Trial Being Completed In Near Future’ : Bombay High Court Upholds Bail Granted To Youth Accused Of Joining ISIS Sharmeen Hakim23 Feb 2021 2:15 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday upheld bail granted to one of the first Islamic State recruits from India, Areeb Majeed and disposed of an appeal by the National Investigating Agency (NIA). The 27-year-old man from Kalyan, argued his own bail application. He was granted bail by the Special Court on March 17, 2020. The order was subsequently stayed after the NIA approached the HC…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday upheld bail granted to one of the first Islamic State recruits from India, Areeb Majeed and disposed of an appeal by the National Investigating Agency (NIA). The 27-year-old man from Kalyan, argued his own bail application. He was granted bail by the Special Court on March 17, 2020. The order was subsequently stayed after the NIA approached the HC in appeal. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale cited Majeed’s prolonged incarceration of six years and slow pace of the trial to uphold his bail. The court, however, has rejected the Special NIA Court’s findings on the merits of the case in favour of the accused. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing on behalf of NIA, sought a stay on the order, which was refused. “The process of examining 51 witnesses has taken more than five years and admittedly there are 107 more witnesses to be examined by the prosecution. Therefore, there is no likelihood of the trial being completed within the next six months,” the court said in its order. The bench rejected NIA’s apprehension that Majeed’s release would affect the trial as there was a possibility he would tamper with witnesses. The court noted that Majeed, who had argued his own case, came from an educated family (father and sisters are doctors, brother is an engineer) and he was studying to become a civil engineer when he committed a “serious mistake.” “We have observed that the respondent is an educated person, who was completing his graduation in Civil Engineering when he left for Iraq at the age of 21 years. He categorically stated before us that as a 21-years-old, he was carried away and that he had committed a serious mistake, for which he had already spent more than six years behind bars.” The court held that if stringent bail conditions are imposed “his release on bail may not be harmful to the society at large and it would not adversely affect the trial proceedings before the NIA Court.” “In the past more than six years of his incarceration, the respondent has argued his case on his own before the NIA Court. He represented his own case before this Court as well as the NIA Court and we could find that he was presenting his case by maintaining decorum and in a proper manner.” The bench relied on the apex court’s judgment in K.A. Najeeb’s case, which held that the rigours of stringent bail provisions found under section 43D(5) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act would melt down where there is no likelihood of the trial being completed in a reasonable time and there is prolonged incarceration. The bench acknowledged the right of an accused to speedy trial under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. “If ultimately, the accused are found to be not guilty, the number of years, months and days spent by such accused as undertrials in jail, can never be given back to them and this is certainly a violation of their valuable right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.” In its order granting Majeed bail, the special NIA court had observed there was no “prima facie case” made out against him, based on the examination of 49 witnesses. The HC relied on the Supreme Court judgement in Ram Govind Upadhyay’s case to say this was a flawed consideration. “We are of the opinion that considering evidence of 49 witnesses already examined, when 107 witnesses remained to be examined, was an irrelevant consideration taken into account by the NIA Court while holding in favour of the respondent (Majeed) by the impugned judgment and order.” Background Majeed, left for Iraq as a 21-year-old along with three other young men on May 24, 2014 and was the only one to return to India six months later, on November 28, 2014. He was arrested on arrival by the state’s Anti – Terrorism Squad and subsequently handed over to the NIA, the next day. The NIA alleged that the four of them travelled to Baghdad, joined the Islamic State (IS) and ‘committed terrorist acts in the name of jihad in Iraq and Syria’ during the war. The charge of being a part of IS was later dropped against him. Majeed has consistently claimed he was in fact brought back with the help of NIA and the Indian Consulate in Istanbul, argued that the prosecution has only been alleging he committed terror acts without proof. He is charged under sections 125 of the IPC (waging a war against any asiatic power in alliance with the government of India) and sections 16 (punishment for terrorist act) and 18 (punishment for conspiracy) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and faces life imprisonment if found guilty. During the previous hearing on February 5, the bench asked Areeb Majeed several pointed questions about why he left for Syria and his regrets. “Why did you go?” Justice Pitale had asked pointedly. “I was 21 years old, I was moved by the suffering. I went there and was helping people there,” came the response. “As a 21 – year – old, in the middle of your studies you went to help people there? Isn’t there enough of suffering around you. Imagine the suffering you have imposed on your family and your parents. You cannot imagine.” Justice Pitale had observed. The bench has imposed stringent bail conditions on Majeed, in addition to the conditions imposed by the Special Court. Release on a PR bond of Rs. 1 lakh and two solvent sureties. Live in Kalyan with his family, provide the details of at least three blood relatives. Report to the local police station twice a day for the first two months, followed by once a day for the next two months, thrice a week for two months thereafter and twice a week till the completion of the trial. In case he remains absent and arrest warrant is issued against him, then he would not be released on bail unless special reasons are shown.Not indulge in any activity similar to the activities on the basis of which the said FIR stood registered against him. 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‘Midsummer’ returns to Troy stage

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sixteen years ago, Adena Moree directed William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Troy State University.Tonight, Moree will once again bring one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays to the stage.“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will open at 7:30 tonight at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University and continue with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. General admission tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5 an ID. Tickets are available at the university box office.Moree said directing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 2014 is completely different from 16 years ago, especially technology and design wise.“But, then and now, Shakespeare’s plays are the best training there is for student actors, she said. “And, they have been begging to do Shakespeare but we didn’t select this play until January.”Moree said a lot of hard work and dedication goes into making what the cast and crew do look easy.“We want the audience to come and enjoy the play,” she said. “When we take the stage, it’s about the audience, not us. We want the play to look like anybody could do it but doing so takes finesse and the technical aspect is hard. If it were easy, everybody would be doing it. Making it look easy takes a lot of hard work and a lot of time.”When the curtain comes up tonight, all of the hard work and endless hours will be worthwhile.“‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a lot of fun,” Moree said. “It follows the story of four young Athenian lovers through hi-jinks and separation. They fall comically in and out of love in one enchanted midsummer night.”The story of girl meets boy and falls in love and then loses the boy is a rather common theme. However, Shakespeare put a twist on the romantic comedy. The young lovers and a group of amateur actors are controlled and manipulated by the fairies that inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.Fairy magic makes the play a delightful theatrical experience for the audience and the “endless” costumes and scenery have a magic of their own.“The forest includes a giant-size tree, hilly mountains and a bubbling brook,” Moree said. “Everything about ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is magical.”Moree said everyone is invited to be a part of this midsummer night’s dream. Even those who have an aversion to Shakespeare.  To those, she said, “Come and see it anyway and you’ll change your mind.”But don’t take a chance on coming without a ticket because all performances are expected to sell out. Skip Print Article Published 9:05 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014 By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Contentcenter_img Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author ‘Midsummer’ returns to Troy stage Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like TroyFest’s Cook paints ‘from the heart’ Artist Maurice Cook, whose works will be on display during this weekend’s TroyFest, says he doesn’t try to define his… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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Diggin’ a hole to China, and for ourselves

first_img What we didn’t know was that Pink, who lived down the pig trail from the peach orchard, sometimes took a short cut through the orchard at night.Pink was an old man and his eyes weren’t all that good and it was a cloudy night, so that’s how it happened that he fell into the hole to China and thought the ground had swallowed him up.Lucky for him – and us – the hole was only about four feet deep and the tarpaulin kind of broke his fall — like he had been dropped in a sack.Pink was a good, kind man. He didn’t tell our mamas and daddies. But he gave us a good talking to. Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 6, 2017 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Tornados prove costly for area April is the peak of the Southeast spring tornado season.  Alabama avoided any major tornadoes, but two events in Pike… read more Mama was the one who told me stories about the “boogie man” in order to get me to go to sleep at night and about how Gypsies would take little girls off and their mamas would never see them again to keep me from wandering off. And, Mama said if you dug a hole deep enough, you could go all the way to China — to deter me from digging up the back yard.That bit of information about China fascinated me. And, it made a lot of sense, too. China was on the other side of the world so it stood to reason that, if you dug deep enough, you could reach China.The summer of our tenth year, Betty Kay and I decided that it was time for us to put that theory into practice. We mapped out a place on the backside of my grandmother’s peach orchard, got all the digging tools we needed – scoops, a hoe and “table” spoons — and drug up what remained of an old tarpaulin – “tarp” they are called these days. Why we have to abbreviate every word with more than six letters or initial things, I don’t understand. I don’t shop at places with initials. I swore off that finger-licking good Kentucky Fried Chicken as soon as it went to KFC. That took my appetite. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Y’all had better get out there and fill up that hole ’fore somebody else falls in it,” he said. “Then, get on and find ya’self something better to do and quit that foolishness about diggin’ all the way to China.“You can’t dig to China no way. Y’all outta know China’s at the bottom of the well.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Email the author Latest Stories Every day, Julia Faye and I dedicated time to digging to China. It was more difficult than we had thought. The ground was hard and the sun was hot but we had to keep digging so we could get to China before school started back in the fall.Every night, we would cover the hole with the tarpaulin and disguise it with weeds and bush branches. We got the know-how from Saturday picture shows where booby traps were made in the jungle to catch animals. Lions and tigers would come running through the jungle and not see the trap because it had been boobied and fall right in.Betty Kay and I weren’t setting a booby trap. We were just disguising the hole so nobody would know that we were digging our way to China. Diggin’ a hole to China, and for ourselves By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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