Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

Archbishop of York lays foundation stone for new priory at…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Archbishop of York lays foundation stone for new priory at Whitby Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Posted Jun 22, 2018 Anglican Communion Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] There has been a monastic community in the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby since at least AD 657. The monastery is famous as the venue of the crucial Synod that bought together the different strands of Christianity in the Saxon kingdom of Northumbria to agree the date of Easter, amongst other things. The decision to adopt the Roman calculation over the Celtic formula was eventually adopted across Britain. The original monastery now lies in ruins, but this week Archbishop of York John Sentamu laid the foundation stone for a new priory in the town.Read the entire article here. Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Jelly nice gesture to Oxfam

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 June 2005 | News Jelly nice gesture to Oxfam Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Trading Sporting first aid retail website firstaid4sport.co.uk is donating huge tubs of petroleum jelly to the long distance walking teams in Oxfam’s 100km 2005 trailwalker event. The teams will rub the jelly on sensitive parts of their bodies, which are known to suffer during gruelling, long distance walks.Organised by Oxfam and the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, the challenge will see hundreds of four person teams attempting to walk for 100km in less than 30 hours to raise funds, expected to total around £700,000 for Oxfam and the Ghurkha Welfare Trust.“Petroleum jelly is a real ‘lifesaver’ for long distance walkers and runners,” explained Firstaid4sport’s managing director, Jerry Newlove. Advertisementcenter_img “Nipples rubbing raw on t-shirts, knees catching, under arms rubbing the chest, inner thighs rubbing together – can all equal excruciating pain on long distance walks. By rubbing petroleum jelly on these sensitive parts before setting off, walkers will make sure that it won’t be chafing that stops them from finishing.Lizzie Redfern of Oxfam’s Fundraising Events team contacted Firstaid4sport to see if it would like to donate the petroleum jelly for the event. She said: “We are extremely grateful to Jerry and Firstaid4sport for the donation as we understand that it is the small precautions like petroleum jelly that will help walkers to complete the challenge and raise more money to help overcome poverty.”The event will take place from the 16 -17 July 2005 and walkers will set off from The South Downs Way, between Petersfield and Brighton.  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Visceral Business invites charities to shape their social media research

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 16 July 2012 | News Visceral Business is running its Social Charities Index for the second year running, with the aim of finding out how UK charities are managing, using and developing social media, both inside and outside their organisations.The study is based on an acceptance that social media in charities is about far more than just technology, and is more an issue of organisational culture.This year Visceral Business, led by Anne McCrossan and Steve Bridger, is making the research process even more collaborative. “If you’re a charity”, they have blogged, “we invite you warmly to participate in making this work a uniquely co-created exercise with us, something that the whole sector can benefit from and that individual charities can use to develop their own points of strength and distinction.”They hope that the research will yield “an illuminating set of insights into how charities can develop social connectivity, how they can do things that matter that people want to respond and contribute to, and do what they do better by being social.”The resultant survey will be open for contributions later this year. Meanwhile, thoughts on how the research can best be framed are invited at:www.surveymonkey.com/s/VBSocialCharity2012 Visceral Business invites charities to shape their social media research About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

In Kansas: ‘Stand up! Fight back!’

first_imgSpecial to Workers World‘People’s Rally’ Jan. 14 at the state Capitol in Topeka on first day of the 2013 Kansas legislative session.Members of numerous organizations are mobilizing statewide and beyond for a “Stand Up! Fight Back!” Feb. 23 rally at the state Capitol in Topeka, Kan.Sponsored by a labor-community coalition, the Working Kansas Alliance, the rally will feature a diverse range of speakers including members of public and private sector unions; women; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities; students; faith-based organizations; and communities of color. (www.workingkansans.com)The 2013 Kansas Legislature is made up of some of the most right-wing racist politicians in recent memory. Similar to other governors, such as Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Rick Snyder of Michigan, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other anti-worker, anti-community politicians in the Legislature are attempting to implement deep austerity and union busting, with public sector workers such as teachers a primary target. These politicians are using model legislation by organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council and other Wall Street interests to further their agenda. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce is a supporter of ALEC, and many Kansas legislators are leading members of the organization.Resistance to these Wall Street servants and interests is growing across Kansas, as previously enacted austerity cuts and attacks on unions become more severe daily. On Feb. 9 in Manhattan, Kan., a community forum sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers Kansas Local 6400 brought together a broad base of progressive individuals and organizations, including students, faculty and workers from Kansas State University, and community and faith-based organizations. In the packed fellowship hall of the College Avenue United Methodist Church, participants were excited and encouraged to see that many others were fighting back against the 1% and mobilizing for the Feb. 23 rally.For more Feb. 23 rally information and flyers, visit ks.aft.org/events.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Protests against police brutality continue coast to coast

first_imgDemonstrations to protest racist police killings and to assert “Black Lives Matter” have continued strong throughout the United States since the Dec. 13 national march in Washington, D.C., and the massive march in New York the same day. Protests have taken place in many other cities and towns, large and small.Walkouts, die-ins, road closures, traffic stoppages, town hall meetings, rallies and other forms of protest have occurred daily across the country. Here are reports from Workers World activists in several cities.Facing down criminal copsIn New York City, hundreds of anti-racist protesters confronted a small group of pro-New York Police Department demonstrators on Dec. 19 in front of City Hall.  Built as a “#BlueLivesMatter” demonstration, the mainly white, male racists wore T-shirts with the slogan “I Can Breathe.” That was a racist slap in the face to 43-year-old Eric Garner, whose last words — “I can’t breathe” — were heard repeatedly by millions on videotape before he died after being put in a chokehold by cops in Staten Island on July 17. A grand jury refused to indict the police who killed him.The multinational, youthful counterdemonstrators got right in the faces of the racists, separated by a barricade, chanting “Eric Garner, Michael Brown, shut it down, shut it down!” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police!” as well as “Black lives matter!” They then took to the streets of lower Manhattan and blocked traffic for at least another hour.The Peoples Power Assembly released a national statement with hundreds of signers denouncing the pro-cop demonstration. It read in part:“Callously called ‘Thank you NYPD,’ this provocative demonstration is insulting and disrespectful to families who have lost loved ones to police murders and people who have survived police brutality. In fact, also on Dec. 19, at the same time, only blocks away from this pro-police brutality rally, the family of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham — murdered in his Bronx home by NYPD Officer Richard Haste on Feb. 2, 2012 — will be holding a rally to demand that the Department of Justice convene a grand jury hearing for his case.“We believe this pro-police demonstration is cause of great concern to millions of people across the country who have been in the streets protesting against racism, white supremacy and police violence. After all, it is not police officers who are shot down every 28 hours in the U.S. But this alarming statistic is the daily reality for Black people in the United States.“We believe this pro-police brutality mobilization is a dangerous threat to communities of color already under attack due to police occupation. We see this mobilization of largely armed off-duty and plainclothes police and their supporters as an effort to whip up violence against people who have peacefully mobilized in the streets for the past several months all across the country.” To read the entire statement, go to peoplespower.net.Demonstrators in downtown Buffalo,  N.Y., defied bitter cold to deliver anti-racist demands to the Department of Justice on Dec. 19. They then marched to a rally at City Hall, to the County Holding Center (jail), and finally took their protest to police headquarters. In the process they held up rush-hour traffic at a main highway intersection. This “Black Lives Matter” event was initiated by the Buffalo AntiRacist Coalition.Die-ins and Town Hall meetingA number of lawyers and their supporters staged a die-in Dec. 17 inside the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center in solidarity with Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other victims of police killings. Afterwards, eighth-grade African-American students from Sankofa Freedom Academy held their own die-in outside the injustice center. The protests ended two blocks away with another die-in at the hated statue of Frank Rizzo, infamous for his brutally racist treatment of Black community members during his terms as police commissioner (1968-1971) and mayor (1972-1980).The Ferguson to Philly Emergency Response Network (#Ferguson PHL) held its second town hall meeting Dec. 16 at Calvary Church in west Philadelphia. More than 400 people turned up for what became a second Peoples Power Assembly.The meeting, larger than the one held Dec. 2 immediately after the verdict from Ferguson was announced, was a serious planning and coordinating vehicle for upcoming protests and beyond. It is impossible to list the many upcoming protests announced at the meeting. Of note was the enthusiasm to have more community-based events.The gathering was attended by students from area colleges who have provided leadership roles in Ferguson and New York response actions. Lawyers holding the Dec. 17 die-in stopped by to announce their plans. Members of the Philadelphia Student Union also announced a die-in for Dec. 18 outside the next School Reform Commission hearing.A key proposal was a call for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment (#) with a citywide, if not regional, march and rally to reclaim King’s legacy of resistance and struggle.‘We can march all night long!’In Atlanta on Dec. 15, more than 125 people gathered at Underground Atlanta and marched on Peachtree Street behind letters in lights spelling out “Black Lives Matter.” Upon reaching the Fox Theater, a die-in was held in front of an expansive entryway where a holiday concert featuring Christian music singer, Amy Grant, brought out a largely white suburban audience. The protesters repeated the last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” 11 times.With a front row of demonstrators holding the illuminated letters, the theater was blockaded for more than a half hour. Police cars with blue lights flashing shut down traffic on the city’s main corridor.The largely youthful crowd took all lanes on Peachtree Street as they marched back to their starting point. One of their chants was “We’re young, we’re strong, we can march all night long!” The demonstration was organized by the Gen Y Project and supported by many other groups, including Workers World Party and the International Action Center.Protest in mostly white suburbAn anti-racist demonstration was held in Royal Oak, Mich., a majority-white suburb outside Detroit, on Dec. 19. An African-American woman had been chased by a white motorist after being falsely accused of a home invasion. She happened to be at the wrong address and did not enter the property. After flagging down the Royal Oak police, the woman was treated as a criminal but later released.Demonstrators from the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice, the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, the Detroit chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and others picketed outside the Royal Oak Police Department.Demonstrators said the situation could have resulted in a Renisha McBride scenario. McBride, just 19, was shot and killed by homeowner Theodore Wafer in 2013 after she knocked on his door in Dearborn Heights, Mich., seeking help after an auto accident. Wafer said he thought she was an intruder. A jury convicted and sentenced Wafer for second-degree murder.When Royal Oak Chief of Police Corrigan P. O’Donohue and the city manager showed up, they told demonstrators no racial profiling was involved. They left after protesters did not accept their explanations.‘Black lives on our mind!’In Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., hundreds of Black and Brown youth and their allies have taken part in die-ins, protests at jails and street protests. Wisconsin resembles an apartheid state for those of African descent, having the highest incarceration rate of Blacks in the U.S. and numerous murders of Black people by police. On Dec. 14, hundreds of students marched, chanting, “Finals on your mind, Black lives on mine!” at University of Wisconsin-Madison and staged a die-in at the undergraduate library.In Milwaukee a die-in took place at Marquette University on Dec. 8. The next day, protesters staged a rally and die-in in front of District Attorney John Chisholm’s house to demand he charge Christopher Manney, the cop who killed Dontre Hamilton on April 30. “The blood is at the doorsteps of the district attorney’s office,” said Nate Hamilton, Dontre’s brother, as he and supporters lay in the street in front of Chisholm’s home.The Coalition for Justice sponsored a rally Dec. 9 at Red Arrow Park, the site of Hamilton’s murder. Protesters faced off against dozens of police and occupied City Hall for hours, demanding that Mayor Tom Barrett meet with the Hamilton family, which he did the next day.As part of the national day of actions, the coalition sponsored another rally Dec. 13 at Red Arrow Park. A “People of Faith Standing Together” rally at Red Arrow Park and a protest at the police “Safety Building” took place Dec. 14. For information about ongoing protests in Wisconsin, visit “justicefordontre” on Facebook and wibailoutpeople.org. Locking down the copsThe Oakland, Calif., Police Department was surrounded and locked down on Dec. 15 in the middle of rush-hour traffic. Protesters — organized by the Blackout Collective, Black Lives Matter and Black Brunch — had locked themselves across the OPD front doors and across the 7th Street and Broadway intersection at the north side of the OPD, and blocked the 6th Street and Broadway intersection and the freeway ramp at the south side of the building. The U.S. flag on the OPD flagpole in front of the building was replaced with a beautiful flag featuring the faces of victims of racist killings: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Renisha McBride and Alex Nieto.All the while a strong and vocal contingent of militant Black organizers, dressed all in black, rallied at the doors, leading chants, singing protest songs and raising their fists in the air in the Black Power salute. A group of Asian activists locked down one of the OPD doors, holding a banner signed “#Asians 4 Black Lives.” The other door was locked down by white activists with a banner reading “White Silence Is Violence.”All this was accomplished in an atmosphere where for the last several years the OPD has used lines of riot-gear-equipped police to keep any protest march at least a block away from the building. The protesters tried to keep the blockade up for at least four hours and 28 minutes — four hours for the time Michael Brown’s body lay in the street after he was killed and 28 minutes for Black and Brown lives lost every 28 hours to violence at the hands of police and vigilantes, based on a study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.A large number of the protesters were eventually arrested, with many having to be sawed out of the lockdown equipment by the Oakland Fire Department. Most were cited and released.Mollie Costello, from the Alan Blueford Center for Justice, was part of the contingent that rallied at the OPD doors, leading the chants and songs. WW asked her about the importance of this action: “There has been sustained action, and that is part of the significance. I think a lot about history and where we’re going. As a direct descendant of slaves, I think about a famous abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, who said ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never has and it never will.’ After the slaves were freed, were we really free? My father is the first generation who wasn’t a sharecropper. But now, just trying to struggle in America and in Black America in a capitalist system, did we really get free?”In Seattle, some 400 demonstrators, inspired by the stand of many Black athletes, held a high visibility “Black Lives Matter” protest on Dec. 14 outside the professional football game of the Seattle Seahawks versus San Francisco 49ers. The protest at Century Link Field shook up some of the high-income people going in and attracted a lot of interest. More protests are planned.Abayomi Azikiwe, Ellie Dorritie, Terri Kay, Dianne Mathiowetz, Jim McMahan, Milwaukee WW Bureau, Monica Moorehead, Betsey Piette and Joseph Piette contributed to this roundup.Photos: Monica Moorehead in New York; Abayomi Azikiwe in Michigan; Blackout Collective in Oakland, Calif.; Joseph Piette in Philadelphia; Coalition for Justice in Milwaukee; Ellie Dorritie in Buffalo, N.Y.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Agronomist: Wet Hay may Cause a Barn Fire

first_img Facebook Twitter Purdue Agronomist: Wet Hay may Cause a Barn Fire Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Agronomist: Wet Hay may Cause a Barn Fire Previous articleCorn and Bean Condition Remain SteadyNext articleQCCP-Syngenta Collaboration Produces Cellulosic Ethanol Andy Eubank Hay that is baled and stored at a moisture level higher than recommended could heat up enough to start a barn fire, a Purdue Extension forage specialist warns.This season has been a problem because the number of days between rain has not been adequate, in many cases, to allow cut forage to dry to a safe moisture level when stored as hay, Keith Johnson said. Farmers that rushed to bale hay without using a preservative when moisture content was greater than 20 percent are at risk.“A novice hay grower might think a fire would likely develop relatively quickly – in less than a week – but it actually could take a month,” Johnson said. “Growers should monitor the temperature of their stored hay and notify their local fire department of any potentially dangerous heat buildup.”If hay is not given enough time to dry and is stored prematurely, heat-tolerant microorganisms develop within the bales in high numbers, raising the temperature. When the temperature gets to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, hay is entering the danger zone, and the stacked hay should be taken apart to allow more air movement to cool heated bales, Johnson said. Once the temperature reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit, a fire is very likely.Such barn fires happen every year, Johnson said, and it can happen to experienced hay producers as well as beginners.Johnson offered this advice: To speed the drying, lay the cut forage in a wide swath with a mower-conditioner. Hay cut in a wide swath is exposed to more sunlight and dries faster. The conditioner crimps the stems of newly cut hay and allows moisture to escape at a faster rate.Johnson explained that an alternative to storing forage as dry hay is to let the cut forage wilt to 50 percent moisture and let it ferment to silage. This is accomplished by using an individual bale wrapper or an in-line tuber that excludes air by wrapping the bales in white plastic.  This substantially reduces drying time, but there is additional cost to package the forage crop.Hay stored with too much moisture can cause other problems besides the risk of a barn fire, Johnson noted. Forage quality is reduced, livestock will eat less of the hay, and there can be risk of mycotoxins within the mold produced by microorganisms. Mycotoxins can cause an array of harmful health concerns in livestock.Source: Purdue Ag Communications SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 14, 2014 SHARElast_img read more

Muslim Woman Didn’t Convert To Hinduism Before Marrying Hindu Man, Marriage Not Valid But Couple Entitled To Live-In-Relation: P&H High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesMuslim Woman Didn’t Convert To Hinduism Before Marrying Hindu Man, Marriage Not Valid But Couple Entitled To Live-In-Relation: P&H High Court Sparsh Upadhyay13 March 2021 6:58 AMShare This – xIn a protection plea filed by an interfaith couple, the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently observed that the marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man won’t be valid as the bride didn’t convert to Hindu religion before the solemnization of marriage in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies. The Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi however ruled that the couple would be…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?LoginIn a protection plea filed by an interfaith couple, the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently observed that the marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man won’t be valid as the bride didn’t convert to Hindu religion before the solemnization of marriage in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies. The Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi however ruled that the couple would be entitled to live in live-in-relationship in nature of marriage and also to the protection of their life and liberty. The matter before the Court Petitioner No.1, a Muslim Girl (18 years of age) and petitioner No.2, a Hindu boy (25 years of age) approached Punjab & Haryana High Court seeking protection of their life and liberty. They averred that they, being major, performed marriage on 15th January 2021 at Shiv Mandir, Village Durana, as per Hindu rites and ceremonies against the wishes of respondent No.4 and the petitioners are apprehending threat to their life and liberty at their instance. Court’s observations In the instant case, the Court noted, the marriage between the Muslim Girl and a Hindu Boy in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies, prima facie, won’t be valid as admittedly petitioner No.1 did not convert to Hindu religion before the solemnization of marriage in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies. However, the Court further added, “The petitioner No.1 being major is entitled to live with a person and at a place of her choice and both the petitioners will be entitled to live in live-in-relationship in the nature of marriage and also to protection of their life and liberty”. In this regard, the Court also referred to the Judgment of Supreme Court in Nandakumar and another Vs. State of Kerala and others: 2018 (2) RCR (Civil) 899. Accordingly, the petition was disposed of with the directions to the Superintendent of Police, Ambala City to look into the grievances of the petitioners. Also, SP was directed to take appropriate action for protection of their life and liberty as may be warranted by the circumstances. In related news, last month, while hearing a protection plea filed by a Muslim couple, Punjab & Haryana High Court observed that “a Muslim man may get married more than once without divorcing his earlier wife but the same does not apply to a Muslim lady”. The Bench of Justice Alka Sarin noted that the Petitioner No.1, the Muslim lady (who admittedly was married earlier) did not obtain a legally valid divorce from her first husband before marrying Petitioner No. 2, Muslim Man. Also, last month, the Punjab & Haryana High Court last month granted protection to a Muslim Girl (17 Year Old) who married a Muslim Man (36-Year-Old) while noting that both are of Marriageable Age under Muslim Personal Law. The Bench of Justice Alka Sarin was hearing a protection plea filed by Muslim Husband-Wife (Petitioners) who solemnized their marriage on 21st January 2021 as per Muslim rites and ceremonies. Notably, the Allahabad High Court had, in October last year, dismissed a writ petition seeking police protection filed by a married couple. This is after the Court noted that the girl was a Muslim by birth and she has converted her religion to Hinduism, just a month before the marriage was solemnized. This clearly reveals that the conversion has taken place only for the purpose of marriage, said Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi. The judge referred to a 2014 judgment in Noor Jahan Begum @ Anjali Mishra & Anr. v. State of U.P. & Ors., in which it was observed that conversion just for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable. Taking note of this, the Court had dismissed the writ petition saying that it is not inclined to interfere in the matter under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. However, a division bench declared this judgment as bad in law on November 11. The division bench judgment may be read here. Case title – Nasima and another v. State of Haryana and others [CRWP-2148-2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Scotland takes radical new approach to helping first time buyers

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Scotland takes radical new approach to helping first time buyers previous nextHousing MarketScotland takes radical new approach to helping first time buyersSNP leader Nicola Sturgeon announces new, more generous scheme that will loan £25,000 to those wanting to get the property ladder.Nigel Lewis30th April 201901,567 Views Scotland’s ruling party the SNP has announced at its annual party conference in Edinburgh that it is to offer first time buyers simple cash loans via a new Help to Buy scheme.The country’s existing Help to Buy schemes are similar to those offered in England and Wales and offer equity loans and new-build specific packages. The new scheme is expected to fund up to 6,000 house additional purchases over the next two years.In total £150 million is being made available to first time buyers, who will be able to access loans of up to £25,000 to buy a property. Applicants who can save up 5% of a property’s value will then be given access to the loans and be able to spend it on buying both new and resale properties.The scheme will also be open to couples even if one of them has previously bought a property. The loans will be secured on future equity within the property and repaid only when it is sold.“For too many, the simple truth is that, even on decent incomes, saving for a deposit takes so long it has become a distant dream,” said SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon (left).“Many are even paying more in rent than they would pay for a mortgage and don’t have the money left at the end of the month to save for a deposit. In a fair and equitable country that cannot stand.”help to buy Nicola Sturgeon SNP Scotland April 30, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Mantinga and Boulangeries de France merge

first_imgUK specialist frozen bakery distributors Mantinga and Boulangeries de France have announced their businesses are to merge, generating a combined turnover in excess of £8m.It is expected that all 52 employees will be retained at the firm in order to build the business from its current 2,000-plus customer base, to supply all the sectors of the UK bake-off market. Tierry Cacaly, MD, said the merger provided an “enviable list of synergies and efficiencies to be realised”.“With the distribution hubs of Mantinga in Gloucester and Chester combined with the Boulangeries de France distribution hub in London, the business will be responsible for a quality next-day delivery service to customers across the majority of the UK,” he explained.“Our product ranges are also very complementary with the strong French product range of the Boulangeries de France, which we will amalgamate with the diverse European-wide speciality bakery products supplied by Mantinga.”The new firm’s key business strategies will be to strengthen supplier partnerships by working closer to a select number of suppliers in order to maintain preferential distributor status, and to ensure competitive pricing in the UK market. Founder of Mantinga, Steven Mackintosh, has now moved into the role of commercial director. “We will be maintaining both the Mantinga and Boulangeries de France brands and product identities whilst we develop a new combined brand that will provide a clearer representation of our vision and business purpose,” he said. “Mantinga Retail Ltd will continue to trade with the wholesale side being integrated into Boulangeries de France Ltd and the retail remaining with Mantinga Retail Ltd.”The businesses where brought together through an acquisition of Mantinga Retail Ltd by Boulangeries de France. This saw the release of the Sameer Group as the private equity investor and shareholder of Mantinga.last_img read more