Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2020 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

first_imgMonday Nov 21, 2016 Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks Italy beat South Africa for the first time ever as they put in a courageous effort to win 20-18 in Florence. The Springboks had won the previous 12 games between the countries, but their slump continues as they experience one of their worst ever periods in international rugby.The Italians’ defensive effort was extremely impressive as they looked far from the team that a second string All Blacks walked all over a week prior.“They deserved their victory today. Hats off to a spirited Italian side. They tackled and tackled and tackled for each other and put us under pressure,” said Springbok coach Allister Coetzee, who described the loss as the darkest moment in his coaching career.“No disrespect to Italy, but it’s not good enough for the Springboks to lose to Italy. I can only congratulate them on an outstanding victory. Compared to us, they played without any pressure on them while we looked like a team that lacked self-belief and had a fear of failure.”Italy coach Conor O’Shea, who actually brought in former Springbok Brendan Venter to help with their defence, said that he was very proud of his troops.“I’m very happy for the players and the fans. For us, it’s just the start but it’s a very good one and we have a lot to do to change rugby in Italy,” he said post match.“Today we rode the rollercoaster and we survived by sheer heart and courage. They weren’t just brave, they were heroic.”Italy host Tonga next, while South Africa head to Cardiff for another tough Test with Wales.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Springboks Related Articles 84 WEEKS AGO Pieter Steph du Toit named World Rugby Player… 87 WEEKS AGO Josh Larsen sees red for no-arms ruck charge… 94 WEEKS AGO Throwback Thursday: Relive the Battle of… 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 ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes 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

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MIV Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte

first_imgArchitects: andrea pelati architecte Year Completion year of this architecture project MIV Villa / Andrea Pelati ArchitecteSave this projectSaveMIV Villa / Andrea Pelati ArchitecteSave this picture!© Thomas JantscherHouses•Neuchatel, Switzerland Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319199/miv-villa-andrea-pelati-architecte Clipboard Photographs Year:  Projects “COPY” 2010 MIV Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte Photographs:  Thomas Jantscher+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeandrea pelati architecteOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasNeuchatelNeuchâtelHouses3D ModelingSwitzerlandPublished on January 19, 2013Cite: “MIV Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte” 19 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?MIV别墅/Andrea Pelati Architecte事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Switzerland CopySave this picture!© Thomas JantscherRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The project settles in a meadow on the border of the urban area, surrounded on the one side by single and collective housing and on the other side by the vineyard. In this changing environment, eroded by the development, the house seeks to integrate the site and preserve the quality of its environment.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe house sits on a partly underground base, following the land’s topography. It houses the private spaces, bedrooms, bathrooms and rooms.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe connection with the ground is obvious. The entrance and external extensions of the kitchen and dining room have direct access to the garden and street level.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe day-zone stretches between the base and the roof. They benefit of the generous volume created by a smart structural solution; functions are delimited by vertical elements embedding the kitchen furniture, interior and exterior cupboards, the office, toilets and the structure.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe living room opens onto a panoramic view, with a majestic cedar in the foreground, the lake and the Alps at the horizon.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessOperalab Theatre Pavilion Competition Entry / UGO Architecture and DesignArticlesOperalab Theatre Pavilion Competition Entry / Studio AlfirevicArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319199/miv-villa-andrea-pelati-architecte Clipboardlast_img read more

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£100k on offer to fund a solution to an everyday problem

first_img£100k on offer to fund a solution to an everyday problem CIT, the Christian Initiative Trust, and Andrews Charitable Trust are inviting applications for the 2015 CIT Awards to help bring new social impact ideas to life. The awards are worth a total of £100,000.Previously known as the Mustard Seed Awards, and now in their fourth year, the CIT Awards are open to community groups and individuals who have an entrepreneurial idea that can make a significant difference to an everyday problem. This year the total fund has been increased to help fund previous winners to help them extend their work.The scheme is open to organisations throughout the UK which share CIT’s Christian values and is focused on “furthering entrepreneurial spirit in order to maximise the impact that these individuals and groups can have in their own local communities”.Michael Robson, Chairman of CIT, said:“Our founder, Cecil Jackson Cole, was passionate that individuals and organisations should be enabled to share their faith and support those in need in their communities. That very much remains our focus today.“There are many organisations and individuals already doing wonderful work to make a difference to those who are vulnerable or most in need of help and support. The funding that CIT is able to award through this scheme enables those with the greatest ambition and determination to make a significant impact where it is needed most. We’ve seen in the past that it’s often the smallest, more embryonic idea that, with a little support, can go on to make the most significant difference.”Capacity Builder award of £15,000Previous winners are being invited for the first time to apply for a follow up award. Two recipients will be awarded with these Capacity Builder awards, which is intended to top-up their previous funding and enable them to further their work and continue with the progress their initiative has already made.Entry for the Capacity Builder Awards is by invitation only and entries for this aspect of the scheme only close on 30 June 2015. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Main awardsThe main awards scheme consist of:* Gold – £25,000 of funding* Silver – £20,000* Bronze – £15,000.Two ‘highly commended’ entries will also receive £5,000 towards their project or scheme.One previous award winner is Stephen Addison of Box Up Crime. The charity was set up to help young people turn away from crime by taking up boxing in a safe and secure environment. He explained the difference that the awards can make:“The difference receiving an award from this scheme makes simply can’t be underestimated. The money we received in 2013 kept Box Up Crime sustainable for almost a year. Having used a lot of my own money initially to set the charity up, the prize money enabled us to grow and extend the projects we’re involved in and reach many more kids, much more quickly, than we had thought possible. My aim is to see a Box Up Crime programme in every school in the country.”Entries to the CIT Awards are now open and close on 6 October 2015.center_img Tagged with: Funding 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. Howard Lake | 15 June 2015 | Newslast_img read more

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UK Court Rejects Fugitive Economic Offender Vijay Mallya’s Appeal Against Extradition Order [Read Judgment]

first_imgForeign/InternationalUK Court Rejects Fugitive Economic Offender Vijay Mallya’s Appeal Against Extradition Order [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 April 2020 7:58 AMShare This – xLiquor baron and fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya’s appeal against his extradition order has been rejected by the High Court in United Kingdom on Monday. Pursuant to a request from the Indian Government, the Senior District Judge (SDJ) at the Westminster Magistrate’s Court had, in December 2018, ordered Mallya to be extradited back to India so he could face charges of financial…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?LoginLiquor baron and fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya’s appeal against his extradition order has been rejected by the High Court in United Kingdom on Monday. Pursuant to a request from the Indian Government, the Senior District Judge (SDJ) at the Westminster Magistrate’s Court had, in December 2018, ordered Mallya to be extradited back to India so he could face charges of financial irregularities. Mallya preferred an appeal to this order in February 2020. A two judge Bench comprising of Lord Justice Stephen Irwin and Justice Elisabeth Laing presided over the appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The Court considered and rejected 6 challenges to the 2018 order, wherein it was argued that the SDJ had erred in her approach towards the questions of law raised, and subsequent appreciation of evidence. The judgment, handed down remotely via email due to the present Corona virus lockdown, clarifies that in extradition cases, the Court must only satisfy itself of the existence of a prima facie case against the requested person, and not delve into establishing the truth. It has thus been ruled that evidence suggested a case against the 64-year old tycoon which could lead a reasonable jury to confirm charges against him, and therefore he must be extradited to India to face trial and answer questions. Rejecting Mallya’s argument that the SDJ needed to be sure of his guilt to pass such an order, it was held that “the role of an extradition court considering this question is to consider whether a tribunal of fact, properly directed, could reasonably and properly convict on the basis of the evidence. The extradition court is, emphatically, not required itself to be sure of guilt in order to send the case to the Home Secretary. The extradition court must conclude that a tribunal of fact, properly directed and considering all the relevant evidence, could reasonably be sure of guilt.” Junking all contentions regarding the lack appreciation of evidence and admissibility of the same, the Court upheld the SDJ’s decision to not got into a fact finding exercise do determine the merits of the allegations against Mallya. “It is clear beyond any doubt that the SDJ directed herself properly. It is clear she had the criminal burden and standard in mind when she considered whether there was a prima facie case. In our view, the SDJ was not making “a decision not to consider all the evidence” in the sense criticised. She plainly considered a vast amount of evidence, from both sides. She knew what was her task, and she was fully aware of the burden and standard of proof which must govern any eventual trial. She was well aware of what was “needed to prove a prima facie case, or not”.” The SDJ had concluded that a prima facie case of conspiracy to defraud, misrepresentation as well as money laundering were made out. Junking all contentions against these findings, the High Court affirmed the same and ruled that “there is a prima facie case both of misrepresentation and of conspiracy, and thus there is also a prima facie case of money laundering”. In a significant observation regarding the charges of conspiracy and money laundering, the Court took the view that there exists sufficient material to suggest that a jury could infer that Mallya was behind the process through which applications for the loans in question were made. “It seems to us that there was material from which a properly instructed jury could draw a secure inference that the Appellant was knowingly behind all the steps that led to the applications for the loans being made in the forms in which they were.” With this appeal being dismissed, the final call on Mallya’s extradition will now lie with the Secretary of State, i.e- Home Secretary, Priti Patel. However, he now has a period of 14 days to seek permission to appeal to the Supreme Court of UK. Failing to do so, he would be extradited to India within 28 days and subsequently face trial on charges of fraud and money laundering to the extent of an estimated amount of Rs. 9000 Crore. Mallya left India on March 2, 2016 in the wake of cases registered by the ED as well as the Central Bureau of Investigation, for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crore.In January 2019, he was declared a Fugitive Economic Offender by the India Government under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act 2018 Under the FEO Act, a person can be declared a Fugitive Economic Offender if a warrant has been issued against him for an offence involving an amount of Rs 100 crore or more and he has left the country and refuses to return.Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe 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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Bombay HC Decides To Cancel Summer Vacation ‘In Principle’ If Lockdown Is Lifted Post May 3

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Decides To Cancel Summer Vacation ‘In Principle’ If Lockdown Is Lifted Post May 3 Nitish Kashyap21 April 2020 8:00 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has ‘in principle’ decided to cancel its upcoming month long summer vacation if the current lockdown is extended beyond May 3. Although an official notification is yet to be released, Registrar General SB Aggarwal has confirmed that the summer vacation which was scheduled to begin from May 7 and end on June 7 will be cancelled if lockdown is lifted. He also said that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court has ‘in principle’ decided to cancel its upcoming month long summer vacation if the current lockdown is extended beyond May 3. Although an official notification is yet to be released, Registrar General SB Aggarwal has confirmed that the summer vacation which was scheduled to begin from May 7 and end on June 7 will be cancelled if lockdown is lifted. He also said that in such a scenario, Court will start at 10:30 am instead of 11 and working hours will be increased by half an hour. Ever since the nationwide lockdown was declared to combat the pandemic of coronavirus, Chief Justice BP Dharmadhikari, through the High Court registry, has been issuing directions from time to time regarding functioning and working hours of the Principal seat of High Court, its bench in Nagpur and Aurangabad and the High Court of Bombay at Goa.As of today, only extremely urgent matters are being heard by the High Court via video conferencing adhering to social distancing norms. If the lockdown is extended beyond May 3, then the high court will function as per the present arrangement where special benches constituted by the Chief Justice hear extremely urgent matters twice a week via video-conferencing Next Storylast_img read more

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SC Directs Telecos & ISPs To Maintain CDR And Other Records Seized During Investigations In A ‘Segregated & Secure’ Manner [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Directs Telecos & ISPs To Maintain CDR And Other Records Seized During Investigations In A ‘Segregated & Secure’ Manner [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 July 2020 1:05 AMShare This – x The Supreme Court has issued general directions to cellular companies and internet service providers to maintain Call Detail Records (CDRs) and other relevant records for the concerned period (in tune with Section 39 of the Evidence Act) in a “segregated and secure” manner if a particular CDR or other record is seized during investigation in the said period. The bench comprising…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Supreme Court has issued general directions to cellular companies and internet service providers to maintain Call Detail Records (CDRs) and other relevant records for the concerned period (in tune with Section 39 of the Evidence Act) in a “segregated and secure” manner if a particular CDR or other record is seized during investigation in the said period. The bench comprising of Justices RF Nariman, S. Ravindra Bhat and V. Ramasubramaniam issued these directives in its judgment Arjun Panditrao Khotkar vs Kailash Kushanrao Gorantyal while holding that the certificate required under Section 65B(4) is a condition precedent to the admissibility of evidence by way of electronic record. The court was answering reference on the question “Is requirement of certificate U/s 65-B(4) Evidence Act mandatory for production of electronic evidence?”  A two judge bench had referred the question in view of the conflict between Shafhi Mohammad vs. State of Himachal Pradesh and Anvar P.V. vs. P.K. Basheer. The court overruled the two judge bench judgment in Shafhi Mohammad, in which it was held that, a party who is not in possession of device from which the electronic document is produced, cannot be required to produce certificate under Section 65B (4) of the Evidence Act. The Court noted that as per Section 67C of the Information Technology Act, an intermediary shall preserve and retain such information as may be specified for such duration and in such manner and format as the Central Government may prescribe. However, the court observed that the Department of Telecommunication’s license conditions generally oblige internet service providers and providers of mobile telephony to preserve and maintain  electronic call records and records of logs of internet users for a limited duration of one year. If the police or other individuals (interested, or party to any form of litigation) fail to secure those records – or secure the records but fail to secure the certificate – within that period, the production of a post-dated certificate (i.e. one issued after commencement of the trial) would in all probability render the data unverifiable, the court said. It further observed :”This places the accused in a perilous position, as, in the event, the accused wishes to challenge the genuineness of this certificate by seeking the opinion of the Examiner of Electronic Evidence under Section 45A of the Evidence Act, the electronic record (i.e. the data as to call logs in the computer of the service provider) may be missing.”The bench then issued the above said general direction to obviate this situation and observed thus:”To obviate this, general directions are issued to cellular companies and internet service providers to maintain CDRs and other relevant records for the concerned period (in tune with Section 39 of the Evidence Act) in a segregated and secure manner if a particular CDR or other record is seized during investigation in the said period. Concerned parties can then summon such records at the stage of defence evidence, or in the event such data is required to cross-examine a particular witness. This direction shall be applied, in criminal trials, till appropriate directions are issued under relevant terms of the applicable licenses, or under Section 67C of the Information Technology Act.”The Court also clarified that these directions shall apply in all proceedings, till rules and directions under Section 67C of the Information Technology Act and data retention conditions are formulated for compliance by telecom and internet service providers. It further directed”Appropriate rules and directions should be framed in exercise of the Information Technology Act, by exercising powers such as in Section 67C, and also framing suitable rules for the retention of data involved in trial of offences, their segregation, rules of chain of custody, stamping and record maintenance, for the entire duration of trials and appeals, and also in regard to preservation of the meta data to avoid corruption. Likewise, appropriate rules for preservation, retrieval and production of electronic record, should be framed. Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

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Supreme Court Weekly Roundup [Jan 18 – Jan 24]

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Roundup [Jan 18 – Jan 24] Akshita Saxena24 Jan 2021 9:26 AMShare This – xTop Stories: 1. Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Challenging Aadhaar Verdict, Justice Chandrachud Dissents [Beghar Foundation v. Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.)] The Supreme Court, by 4:1 majority, has dismissed a batch of review petitions challenging the judgment of the Constitution Bench in Aadhaar case [Puttaswamy (Aadhaar-5J.) v Union of India]. While Justices…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?LoginTop Stories: 1. Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Challenging Aadhaar Verdict, Justice Chandrachud Dissents [Beghar Foundation v. Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.)] The Supreme Court, by 4:1 majority, has dismissed a batch of review petitions challenging the judgment of the Constitution Bench in Aadhaar case [Puttaswamy (Aadhaar-5J.) v Union of India]. While Justices AM Khanwilkar, Ashok Bhushan, S. Abdul Nazeer and BR Gavai observed that no case for review of judgment, Justice DY Chandrachud expressed his dissent. The review petitions were not heard in open court, but ‘by circulation’. According to majority, a change in the law or subsequent decision/judgment of a coordinate or larger Bench by itself cannot be regarded as a ground for review. On the other hand, Justice Chandrachud opined that the review petitions should be kept pending until the larger bench decides the questions referred to it in Rojer Mathew. Also Read: Constitutional Error To Hold At This Stage That No Ground Exists To Review Aadhaar Verdict: Justice Chandrachud Dissents 2. Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea For Reconstitution Of Committee To Resolve Deadlock Between Farmers and Govt A Bench led by CJI SA Bobde issued notice on an application seeking re-constitution of the Committee appointed by the Top Court for the purpose of holding talks between the Central Government and the farmers for a resolution of the protests due to the three contentious farm laws. The Court noted that there is a vacancy in the committee following the resignation of BS Mann. The Bench however expressed dissatisfaction at the manner in which unnecessary aspersions were cast on the Committee members and said that the Supreme Court does not appreciate branding people like this. It observed that the Committee members are experts in the field of agriculture and merely because they have expressed opinions in different context doesn’t amount to their disqualification. Also Read: Just Because A Person Has Expressed Views On A Matter, It Does Not Disqualify Him From Being A Member Of A Committee: CJI Bobde Also Read: ‘They Are Brilliant Minds; Why Malign Them For Their Views?’ : CJI On Criticism Against Farm Laws Committee Also Read: “Farmer Unions Will Not Appear Before Committee, They Are Totally Convinced That Farm Laws Need To Be Repealed”: Dave, Bhushan Tell Supreme Court 3. ‘You Are At Liberty To Invoke All Powers Under Law’ : Supreme Court Tells Centre On Plea To Stop Tractor Rally A Bench led by CJI SA Bobde told the Delhi Police that it is the ‘first authority’ to decide whether protesting farmers can be granted entry into the national capital or not. “The question of entry into Delhi is a law and order situation that is to be determined by the police…whether who should be allowed and who should not be allowed and the number of people who can enter are all matters of law and order to be dealt with the by the police. We are not the first authority. You are at liberty to invoke all powers under the law,” the CJI told the Attorney General. The observation was made by while hearing an application filed by the Delhi Police seeking for an injunction against the tractor rally proposed to be carried out by farmers in Delhi on the Republic Day to show their protest against the contentious farm laws. Also Read: “We Will Not Pass Orders, You Withdraw It”:Supreme Court Allows Centre To Withdraw Plea To Restrain Farmers’ Tractor Rally On Republic Day 4. ‘We Also Want To Get Back To Action’: Supreme Court Expresses Intention To Reassess Possibility Of Physical Hearings A Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India expressed an inclination to reassess the possibility of resuming physical hearings. He observed that the Court is eager to “go back to action”, however, the same would be done only after taking into account the opinion of health authorities. The Court was presiding over two pleas challenging the decision of the Delhi High Court to resume large-scale physical hearing before itself and subordinate courts in Delhi with effect from January 18, without giving a choice to lawyers to appear via the virtual mode. Also Read: ‘We Trust That The Chief Justice Of Delhi HC Will Do The Needful’ : SC Disposes Of As Withdrawn Lawyers’ Pleas Against Physical Hearings In Delhi Also Read: Delhi High Court Modifies Office Order, Allows Lawyers To Appear Either By Physical Or Virtual Mode 5. ‘Pre-Litigation Mediation May Not Be Feasible’: Supreme Court Asks NALSA To Consider Post-Cognizance Mediation Of Cheque Bounce Cases U/ S 138 NI Act [In Re Expeditious Trial of Cases Under Section 138 of the NI Act] A Bench led by CJI SA Bobde observed that NALSA’s recommendations on pre-litigation mediation for settlement of cheque bounce cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 may not be feasible. Taking into account the issues relating to limitation in pre-litigation process, it directed the Authority to consider “post-cognizance mediation” in such cases. The direction was made in the suo moto case on expeditious trial of cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of NI Act, to reduce high level of pendency relating to those cases. Amicus curiae Sr Adv Siddharth Luthra submitted before the Bench that pre-litigation mediation under the draft scheme prepared by NALSA can take place only after cognizance, as the NI Act provides strict statutory time limits for issuing notice, reply etc. Judgments This Week: 1. Supreme Court Upholds Sections 3, 4 & 10 Of IBC Amendment Act 2020 [Manish Kumar v. Union of India] A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph upheld the constitutional validity of Sections 3, 4 and 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act 2020, in effect upholding the threshold limit on homebuyers. The Court rejected the petitioners’ contentions that such conditions on homebuyers amounted to hostile discrimination violating the equality principle under Article 14 of the Constitution. The Court held that a homebuyer, though treated as an unsecured creditor as per the judgment in Pioneer case, stands on a different footing from other creditors. Also Read: Minimum Threshold For Homebuyers’ Insolvency Process Against Builder Shields Frivolous & Avoidable Applications : Supreme Court Also Read: ‘Malice’ Is Not A Ground To Challenge A Law Made By Legislature : Supreme Court Citation: LL 2021 SC 25 2. Prescription Of Higher Educational Qualification As A Qualification For Promotion Is Not Unconstitutional: Supreme Court [Ashok Kumar v. State Of Jammu & Kashmir] A bench comprising of CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian held that prescription of a Higher educational qualification as a qualification for promotion to a post cannot be held as violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution. It observed thus while setting aside a Judgment of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which quashed an administrative Order of the Chief Justice prescribing certain qualifications for promotion to the post of Head Assistant. One of the reasons for quashing given by the High Court was that all persons working as Senior Assistants constituted a homogenous group and hence there cannot be any differentiation among them on the basis of educational qualifications. The Apex Court referred to a 1968 Constitution Bench Judgment viz. State of Mysore & Anr. v. P. Narasinga Rao AIR 1968 SC 349, in which it was observed that Article 16(1) does not bar a reasonable classification of employees or reasonable test for their selection. Citation: LL 2021 SC 23 3. Benefit Of Probation (PO Act) Is Not Excluded By Mandatory Minimum Sentences Prescribed For IPC Offences: Supreme Court [Lakhvir Singh v. State Of Punjab] A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy observed that the benefit of probation under Probation of Offenders Act, 1958 is not excluded by the provisions of the mandatory minimum sentence prescribed for offences under IPC. In the facts of the case, the Court observed that Section 4 of the Act could come to the aid of the accused as the offence committed, of which they have been found guilty, is not punishable with death or imprisonment for life. The court also added that since they were under 21 years of age on the date of the offence and not on the date of conviction, Section 6 would not come to their aid. Citation: LL 2021 SC 27 4. Segmentation Of A (National Highway) Project As A Strategy To Avoid Environmental Clearance Impermissible : Supreme Court [NHAI v. Pandarinathan Govindarajul] A bench comprising of Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi held that there is no requirement for obtaining environmental clearances for NH 45-A Villuppuram -Nagapattinam Highway, as land acquisition is not more than 40 meters on existing alignments and 60 meters on realignments or by passes. Thus, allowing the appeal filed by National Highway Authority of India, the Bench set aside the Madras High Court judgment which had held that it is necessary. The court also observed that adoption of segmentation of a project cannot be adopted as a strategy to avoid environmental clearance impact assessment. The bench therefore directed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India to constitute an Expert Committee to examine whether segmentation is permissible for National Highway projects beyond a distance of 100 kms and, if permissible, under what circumstances. Citation: LL 2021 SC 26 5. Only Wilful And Deliberate Disobedience To Court’s Order Amounts To Contempt: Supreme Court [Rama Narang v. Ramesh Narang] A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and BR Gavai observed that before punishing a person for non-compliance of the decision of the Court, the Court must not only be satisfied about the disobedience of any judgment, decree, direction, writ or other process but should also be satisfied that such disobedience was wilful and intentional. The bench observed that a person does not commit contempt of court if during the pendency of certain proceedings, he takes recourse to other judicial proceedings open to him, even though the latter proceedings put the other party at a loss. The court added that the contempt proceedings are quasi-criminal in nature and the standard of proof required is in the same manner as in the other criminal cases. Citation: LL 2021 SC 28 6. Rape Victim Also Suffers Discrimination From Society: Supreme Court Issues Directives To Jharkhand Administration In A Rape Victim’s Plea [X v. State of Jharkhand] A rape victim suffers not only a mental trauma but also discrimination from the society, the Supreme Court said while disposing a writ petition filed by a Rape Victim belonging to a Scheduled Tribe in Jharkhand. Taking note of the fact that the identity of the rape victim in this case was disclosed by the media, resulting in a troublesome life for her, the bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah issued several directives to the State Government. Access full report to read directions Citation: LL 2021 SC 29 7. Criminal Court Exercising Bail Jurisdiction Is Not Expected To Act As Recovery Agent To Realize Dues Of Complainant: Supreme Court [Dilip Singh v. State of Madhya Pradesh] A bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna observed that a criminal court, exercising jurisdiction to grant bail/anticipatory bail, is not expected to act as a recovery agent to realise the dues of the complainant. It observed thus while setting aside a condition imposed by Madhya Pradesh High Court on an accused while granting him anticipatory bail. he court said that factors to be taken into consideration, while considering an application for bail are the nature of accusation and the severity of the punishment in the case of conviction and the nature of the materials relied upon by the prosecution; reasonable apprehension of tampering with the witnesses or apprehension of threat to the complainant or the witnesses; reasonable possibility of securing the presence of the accused at the time of trial or the likelihood of his abscondence; character behaviour and standing of the accused; and the circumstances which are peculiar or the accused and larger interest of the public or the State and similar other considerations. Citation: LL 2021 SC 31 8. Section 12(5) Of Arbitration & Conciliation Act Which Deals With Ineligibility Of Appointment As Arbitrator Is A Mandatory & Non- Derogable Provision: Supreme Court [Haryana Space Application Centre v. Pan India Consultants Pvt. Ltd.] A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi observed that the Section 12(5) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act read with the Seventh Schedule, which deals with ineligibility of a person to be appointed as an Arbitrator, is a mandatory and non-derogable provision of the Act. Section 12(5) of the Arbitration Act, 1996 (as amended by the 2015 Amendment Act) provides that notwithstanding any prior agreement to the contrary, any person whose relationship with the parties, or counsel, falls within any of the categories specified in the Seventh Schedule, shall be ineligible to be appointed as an arbitrator. Item 5 of the Seventh Schedule of the Act reads as follows : “Arbitrator’s relationship with the parties or counsel. The arbitrator is a manager, director or part of the management, or has a similar controlling influence, in an affiliate of one of the parties if the affiliate is directly involved in the matters in dispute in the arbitration. Citation: LL 2021 SC 33 9. Dismissal Of Workman By Employer Cannot Be Interfered With Merely Because Disciplinary Enquiry Was Not Conducted: Supreme Court [State Of Uttarakhand v. Sureshwati] A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Navin Sinha and Indu Malhotra observed that dismissal of a workman by his/her employer cannot be interfered with merely on the ground that it did not conduct a disciplinary enquiry, if the latter could justify the action before the Labour Court. Where an employer has failed to make an enquiry before dismissal or discharge of a workman, it is open for him to justify the action before the Labour Court by leading evidence before it, the Court said. Citation: LL 2021 SC 34 10. High Court Exercising Bail Jurisdiction Cannot Pass Directions Which Will Have Direct Bearing Upon Trial: Supreme Court [Prashant Dagajirao Patil v. Vaibhav @ Sonu Arun Pawar] A bench comprising Justice NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose observed that a High Court, while exercising bail jurisdiction, cannot issue directions which will have a direct bearing upon the trial. It observed thus while setting aside a direction of the High Court in a case, in which it directed the Investigating Officer to examine a CCTV footage and to submit a report. Recently, in another case, the Supreme Court had observed that, a criminal court, exercising jurisdiction to grant bail/anticipatory bail, is not expected to act as a recovery agent to realise the dues of the complainant. Citation: LL 2021 SC 39 11. Deprivation Of Property Right Can Only Be In Accordance With The Procedure Established By Law: Supreme Court [Bajranga (Dead) By Lrs v. State Of Madhya Pradesh] Deprivation of property right can only be in accordance with the procedure established by law, reiterated a bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy while considering a case involving proceedings under Madhya Pradesh Ceiling on Agricultural Holdings Act, 1960. “In Section 11(4) it has been stated that in case the competent authority finds that any question has arisen regarding the title of a particular holder, which has not been determined by the competent court, the competent authority shall proceed to enquire summarily into merits of such question and pass such orders as it thinks fit. Thus, the power is vested with the competent authority to determine such conflict of the land holding. This is, however, subject to a proviso. The proviso clearly stipulates that if such a question is already pending for decision before the competent court, the competent authority shall await the decision of the court,” the order stated. Citation: LL 2021 SC 41 Important Updates: 1. TN Governor Will Decide Perarivalan’s Pardon Within A Week, Supreme Court Told [AG Perarivalan v. State of Tamil Nadu & Anr.] A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer and Indu Malhotra recorded the submission of the Central Government that the application filed by AG Perarivalan, convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, will be considered within a week. The writ petition was filed by Perarivalan, who was in death row for over two decades, aggrieved with the inaction of the Governor to decide on the recommendation made by the Tamil Nadu government in September 2018 to grant him pardon. The bench had earlier expressed unhappiness over the fact that the recommendation made by the Tamil Nadu state government for the remission of the sentence had been pending before the Governor for over two years. Also Read: Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: Tamil Nadu Governor Will Decide On Perarivalan’s Pardon With 3-4 Days, Centre Tells SC 2. Supreme Court Grants Bail To Kannada Actress Ragini Dwivedi In Sandalwood Drug Case A Bench headed by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman granted bail to Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi, who had been arrested by the police for allegedly consuming and supplying drugs at parties and events organized by her and others, and set aside a Karnataka High Court order wherein her bail plea was dismissed. The Bench noted that Section 37 of the NDPS Act had been wrongly invoked by the Sessions Court and the High Court. It observed, “though Petitioner has been found violating certain sections of NDPS Act, prima facie if any offence has been made out, it can be said to be made out under Section 27(b) for consumption of certain drugs”. 3. Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging All India Bar Examination (AIBE) Rules A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar issued notice on a petition challenging the All India Bar Examination Rules 2010 framed by the Bar Council of India which mandate that an advocate has to qualify the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) to practice law after enrolment. The plea questions the authority of the BCI to prescribe such a post-enrollment requirement for practice. It points out that the issue whether the Bar Council of India has the power to prescribe qualification of a pre-enrollment or post-enrollment exam as a condition to practice has been referred to the Constitution Bench by a three-judge bench on March 18, 2016 (SLP(c) 22337/2008). The reference is still pending. 4. ‘Mirzapur Series Tarnished Historical & Cultural Image Of City’ : Supreme Court Issues Notice To Centre, Amazon Prime Video On Plea For Ban [Sujeet Kumar Singh v. Union of India & Ors.] In a plea seeking for ban on the Indian web series, “Mirzapur”, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde issued notice to Amazon Prime Video, Central Government, and Excel Entertainment, producer of the show. The plea, filed by Sujeet Kumar Singh, a resident of Mirzapur, submits that the intent of the petition is to protect the historical and cultural value of the district of Mirzapur located in Uttar Pradesh, and that the web series, by showing vulgar and shameless scenes, attempts to mar the name of the city. 5. Plea For National Uniform Public Holiday Policy: Supreme Court Seeks Responses Of Centre, States The Supreme Court sought the responses of the Governments of the Centre and the States on a PIL filed by “All India Shiromani Singh Sabha” seeking a uniform and non-arbitrary implementation of policy for declaring public holidays as against the “whims and fancies of various political groups”. The petitioner was primarily aggrieved by the fact that the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singhji’s has yet not been declared a public holiday, although he is an important historic figure. The PIL stated that there was no legislation dealing with declaration of public holidays. However, in countries like New Zealand, the UK and the USA, the holidays were governed by the legislation. 6. “Whether Prosecution Sanction Required Even If Accused Was Not Holding The Office At The Time Of Taking Cognizance”: Supreme Court Issues Notice In HD Kumaraswamy’s Plea [HD Kumaraswamy v. State of Karnataka & Ors.] A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and MR Shah issued notice on a SLP filed by HD Kumaraswamy limited to the question as to whether without sanction the Special Judge could have taken cognizance of a complaint under Prevention of Corruption Act. Challenging the Karnataka High Court judgment which dismissed his petition filed under Section 482 of CrPC, the JD (S) Leader had approached the Apex Court. In this case, one MS Mahadeva Swamy filed a private complaint before the Special Judge seeking prosecution of HD Kumaraswamy and 18 others for corruption and land scam. Kumaraswamy’s counsel contended that in view of the amendment made in Section 19(1)(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act in 2018, a sanction was required even though the petitioner was not holding the office at the time when the cognizance was taken. 7. Who Is Liable To Pay Gratuity To Teachers Of Government Aided Schools? Supreme Court To Examine [Shri Gujrati Samaj v. State of Madhya Pradesh] Who is liable to pay gratuity in case of Government aided schools under the Payment of Gratuity Act? The Supreme Court will examine this issue raised in a SLP filed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judgment. There appears to be contrary views of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and the Chhattisgarh High Court on the issue as to whose liability would it be to pay gratuity in case of Government aided schools under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy noted while issuing notice. 8. Supreme Court Calls For Report From NGT Appointed Committee On Yamuna River Pollution [Delhi Jal Board v. State of Haryana & Ors.] A Bench comprising of CJI SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian called for a report from the committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal on the pollution of Yamuna river. It was hearing the suo moto case pertaining to the issue of “remediation of polluted rivers” and proceeded to direct for the report of an NGT-appointed Committee on river monitoring to be presented to the Bench. The Committee has also been impleaded in the suo moto case. The issue of pollution of water resources and the deterioration in quality of fresh water led the Bench to take a suo moto action as being an issue of greater importance affecting general public and living beings including marine life. 9. Draft Rules Of Criminal Practice : Supreme Court Asks Registrar Generals Of High Courts To Appear If Response Not Given Within Two Weeks [In Re: To Issue Certain Guidelines Regarding Inadequacies And Deficiencies In Criminal Trials] A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao and Vineet Saran directed that the High Courts should submit their responses through Registrar Generals within two weeks to the draft criminal rules prepared by Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and R Basant. The apex court further ordered that Registrar Generals of the High Courts which fail to submit the reports within the said time period will have to appear before the Supreme Court on the next hearing date. The direction was passed by a in the suo moto case registered in view of the deficiencies in criminal trials, attributable to rules of criminal practice prevalent in many states. Therefore, the SC had asked the abovenamed Senior Advocates to submit a report on modifications on criminal rules of practice. They submitted ‘Draft Rules of Criminal Practice’ in March 2020, after holding consultations with various High Courts. Also Read: SC Constitutes Committee To Submit Suggestions To Facilitate Timely Filing Of Appeals/Petitions By Convicts 10. Motor Accident Compensation : SC To Consider If Retrospective Pay Revision Of Govt Employee After Death Should Be Taken Into Account [Shyno M. Aykara v. New India Assurance Company Ltd.] Whether pay revision applied retrospectively after the date of demise of a Government/public authorities employee is a factor taken into account while computing the monthly emoluments of the deceased for the purpose of determining compensation to him/her? The Supreme Court has issued notice in a special leave petition which raises this issue. The SLP challenges the Kerala High Court judgment which held that a subsequent pay revision cannot be considered for fixing income of a victim. To hold thus, the High Court had relied on Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd. v. Jashuden and others [(2008) 4 SCC 162] in which it was observed that only because salary was revised at a later point of time, the same by itself would not have been a factor which could have been taken into consideration for determining the amount of compensation. In appeal, it was contended before the Apex Court bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy that the process of revision takes time in Government and public authorities. The petitioner also relied on Rajesh & Ors. v. Rajbir Singh & Ors. – (2013) 9 SCC 54 at 64, para 19 to contend that the subsequent pay revision was taken into account in the said case. 11. Supreme Court Issues Directions For Inter-State Virtual Recording Of Evidences Of Child Witnesses In Human Trafficking Cases [In Re : Contagion of COVID19 Virus In Children Protection Homes] A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Abdul Nazeer and Indu Malhotra issued directions for virtual recording of testimonies of child victims/witnesses of human trafficking who are required to depose in courts which are far away from the place of their residence in a different State. The Directions are as follows: (i) record child victims’ testimonies via video conferencing; (ii) States to give information about child witnesses of human trafficking cases; etc. Access full report to read directions 12. “Whether ‘Advocate On Record’ Includes Sole Proprietary Firm?” Supreme Court Leaves The Question To SC Rule Making Authority [In Re: Advocate On Record Includes A Proprietary Firm Etc.] In context of the 2013 Supreme Court Rules, a bench of Justices S. K. Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy left it to the Rule making authorities to examine whether they would like to expand the registration of Advocates on Record to permit persons to carry on the profession in the style and name of a sole proprietorship firm. The Court was considering a suo motu writ petition on whether “Advocate on Record includes a proprietary firm”. “Whether an AOR can have his entry in the AOR register in the form of his style of carrying on his profession: Instead of just “Name” as “Name”, Sole Proprietor, Law Chambers of “Name”?”, was the question framed. “The (Supreme Court) Rules being sacrosanct, we would not like to interfere with the same in the present proceeding”, said the bench.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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ART TALK: Leach, Everett share inspiration behind exhibits

first_imgLatest Stories ART TALK: Leach, Everett share inspiration behind exhibits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Those who attended the artists’ reception viewed Leach’s “Flights of Fancy” exhibition in the upper gallery and Everett’s “Something Fishy” in the lower gallery and visited personally with the artists.Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator, said the piano music of Patrick Jackson, as always, set the mood perfectly for the viewing of the artwork. Among those in attendance included members of the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan and students of both Leach and Everett.“And, as always, the Troy community was there to show its support for the artists and in appreciation for their work,” White said. You Might Like 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 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Those who gathered for the artists’ reception for Russell Everett and Beverly West Leach Thursday night at the Johnson Center for the Arts enjoyed a night amazing art, interesting art talks and the JCA docents’ great snack table to which Everett contributed barbecue and a link of sausage.Bill Hopper, JCA board chairman, said the arts center in honored to have highly acclaimed local artist exhibit at the JCA.“The honor is ours,” Hopper said. “Russell and Beverly are outstanding artists and, as instructors at Troy University, they are positively influencing the arts through their students.” The art talks were held in the lower level and were very entertaining and informative.“To hear Russell Everett and Beverly Leach is always a real treat. They are so different in their presentations and everyone enjoyed them immensely,” White said.Everett, in somewhat “Old Man in the Sea” fashion, talked about the beginning of his interest in art.“I lived with my grandmother and her yard was sand,” he said. “I could draw in the sand and that interested me.”Everett talked about the influence of Robert Mitchum and Richard Burton. He talked about Moby Dick and drawing Iwo Jima with crayons. He told about kicking rocks and the trauma of shooting a deer and watching it die.“I will never kill a deer as long as there is Winn-Dixie,” he said. Everett told about hammer-head sharks and how their favorite food is a stingray and about flamingoes that fly in such large numbers they blackened the sky. He told of sailors who thought manatees were mermaids.“I think the sailors had been on the water too long,” Everett said.Who could follow that, White said, “except Beverly Leach.”Leach told the arts patrons that both her grandfathers were coal miners.“I came from a blue-collar background and from people with a strong work ethic,” she said. “I always loved to draw but I never thought I would be a graphic designer in advertising but I was.”Leach, laughingly, said she was only 10-years-old during Woodstock. She missed out on that big thing so her art was not influenced by the hippy movement. However, most everything else in her life is manifested in her work.Leach is an educator, a beekeeper, a traveler, a keeper of things big and small, important and not so important.She said her art is made up of things that she has spent her life around — music boxes, knickknacks and of things that have influenced her life – the social commentaries, “Gone with the Wind” and such.“They are part of my art, whether they are layers of meaning or just look pretty,” she said.The artists’ work will be on exhibit at the JCA into October. The Johnson Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. 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