Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A profound example of God’s great loveInspirationBy Charles TowneOne thing I have noticed in my somewhat eventful life is that animals are very perceptive people. I mean they live, and survive on a very primitive level, and yet, just perhaps, and forgive my sacrilege, they are often more Christ-like than people.What in the world do I mean by making such a statement? Well, take the issue of trust.Here we are, supposedly a higher life form, and yet we go about our lives wearing a diadem of fear as though it were our sole purpose in life. Yeah, we are afraid. We are afraid of people, animals, the dark, even God, which is more the pity. Animals have reason to fear us, after all we eat them, and if we don’t eat them we kill them for sport.In my eighty plus years of hobnobbing with animals as a naturalist and zoo director, I have perceived enough four-leggeds, and two-leggeds to have witnessed some rare examples of profound, even miraculous trust.There was that time I reared a fledgling red-tail hawk to maturity and eventually released him back into the wild. A couple years later I was hiking in the woods some twenty miles from my home when I heard the shrill shriek of a red-tail hawk.Looking up I was pleased to see the beautiful bird watching me from his vantage point on a dead snag not far away. We stared at each other, and then, on a wish or a whim, I am not sure which, I called to him. “King, is that really you?” He fluffed himself up, stared at me, cried again, and flew closer still. Then, hopping from branch to branch, he approached until only ten or twelve feet separated us. We visited, that red-tail hawk, and the red-headed boy-man and exchanged banalities, until having caught up on recent events, with a final “chirp, chirrup, and another shriek, he flew away. (He told me that he had a date with a sweet little field mouse on the other side of the woods.) I know that was King because such an event is so far from typical between hawks and men.That was a special moment in space and time, and a beautiful gift from our wonderful, generous and loving God. Only by God’s grace can we imagine such a demonstration of trust. King displayed no fear that day. What a profound example of God’s love.Live simply,Love generously,Trust God, and make a difference, today.Charles Towne is a longtime Apopka resident, member of Insp!re Church and a published author. Red-tailed Hawk. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleApopka’s Joel Berry II heading to NCAA Championship game for second straight seasonNext articleA Hazard to Myself Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here TAGSBusinessEffective PresentationsOnlineRemote worktips Previous articleFlorida order requiring schools to reopen classrooms or be denied funding struck downNext articleEverything coming to Netflix September 2020 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Slidemodel.com2020 has transformed businesses like never before. Today, companies are going remote with their business processes. The global workforce is working from home and connecting through online meetings and with that, comes online presentations. Since people are not present in the office to be informed, inspired or engaged, the need of the hour for online meetings is to be concise, efficient and to the point. Delivering an effective presentation is crucial for clear communication between teams, understanding requirements and accomplishing goals.According to Strivers Edge SEO Company, an effective business presentation is a valuable asset for any company. It helps the business stand out from the crowd when we talk about sales pitches, marketing outreach etc. When it comes to showcasing ideas, selling products/services or motivating people, business presentations play an imperative role. While delivering an online business presentation, you should make sure it conveys the idea and conveys it well. Now that you’re presenting online, the slides should be able to captivate your audience’s attention.With the right set of tools and tips, you can present an effective professional presentation. Let’s move ahead and understand how to deliver an effective online business presentation.Know your audienceOne of the first steps in creating and delivering an effective online presentation is to determine your audience. Your presentation will only be received positively by people if the subject matter resonates with their interest. A business presentation for internal team members is different from a professional sales pitch. The presentation structure and need for engagement vary significantly for different business presentation cases. Delivering an effective presentation requires you to have expertise in the domain. The expertise can only be developed through continuous reading, learning, attending similar presentations and talks.Pick the right toolToday, the internet is thriving with online presentation tools. Google Slides, Keynote, LinkedIn SlideShare are some of the most popular tools which let you present online to a wide range of audience. These tools allow real-time collaboration between team members or presentation participants while boosting business communication manifolds. Most of the tools are SaaS (Software as a Service), so you’re no longer required to download these. You can create and present on the move.Keep the slides simplePresentation slides cluttered with tons of text can be confusing or hard to understand for your audience. While delivering your presentation, you should ensure your presentation does not contain more than three or four bullet points per slide. The key is to be as clear and efficient as possible. You can also put popular quotes in the slides to connect better with your audience. Always remember that typography plays an imperative role in your online presentation.Use templatesReady-to-use templates add flexibility in your presentation making the process easier to create and deliver presentations in no time at all. You can leverage professional PowerPoint templates for your business meetings. These templates offer design consistency, branding, ease of formatting and out of the box customization to presenters. The templates can help you create and deliver presentations with a superior design.Open strongThe audience of today has low attention spans and more distractions. This is more relevant in online meetings where people are not physically present. Starting your online presentation with a bang can do the trick for you. You should open your presentation on strong terms and get hold of your viewers’ attention through statistics, one-liner quotes, visuals etc. Starting your presentation with a visual story can also help you garner attention. The goal is to convey to the viewers that the presentation is worth their time. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/11257/moliere-209-building-scap Clipboard Projects Text description provided by the architects. Placed in a constant traffic corner, in front of a shopping center access square and Sordo Madaleno’s San Ignacio Church. The project plays the condition of being a building that takes control of the urban life and the best views in this sector of Mexico City, at the same time, is a private building and in a neighborhood scale that conserves the Polanco Colony character. The project is constituted by 6 luxury departments, of diverse dimensions to offer each one of them different qualities.Save this picture!Formally, we look for a proposal that made few concessions to the fashion tendencies, a non-time project compromised with the time passing, a calm volumetry and modern tectonics. The spirit is a fine silversmith box, where the materials are fundamental: exposed concrete, along with metal skins and wood conform a moderate assembly. The concrete is a discreet but very expressively element in all building work. It is the one that gives form and structure to the expressive concept. Save this picture!In the back part of the plot are 4 departments, one in per level formed in two volumes; the first one contains the public and service area, while the second the private areas. At the front of the building, 2 departments are interlace in 4 levels communicated by internal stairs. In the lower level has a exposed concrete living room, open to a English yard who allows to enjoy the outdoors safely and with privacy. The views toward the street are focus on catching the urban life generated in the shopping center access square. Save this picture!Finally, the top of the building is constituted by plentiful terrace of more than 100 sqm completely open to Polanco skyline, enjoying one of the zone’s best panoramic. The building was laboriously worked in all details in the design studio, the carrying out of all executive planes, to the development of all building work details, an interdisciplinary teamwork that included bio-climatic and illumination architects, engineers and building contractor; the result is a whole set that offers subtle signs, with sophisticated design elements. Despite these subtleties, the space qualities are convincing and appreciable to any user, in a building that is at the same level of the framework that inspired it and which greatest achievement is the satisfaction of a well planning and executed work.Project gallerySee allShow lessORDOS 100 #8: R&Sie(n)ArticlesIlhavo City Library / ARX PortugalSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!+ 20 Share CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico Area: 1250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: SCAP Area Area of this architecture project Moliere 209 Building / SCAPSave this projectSaveMoliere 209 Building / SCAP Mexico Moliere 209 Building / SCAP ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/11257/moliere-209-building-scap Clipboard 2007 ArchDaily Apartments Year: CopyAbout this officeSCAPOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityWoodHousingMexicoPublished on January 08, 2009Cite: “Moliere 209 Building / SCAP” 08 Jan 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Vitra, Aroun houseClient:Společnost Vlasty Buriana o.p.sCity:LiberecCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. The main aim is to build new multifunctional centre of Vlasta Burian. The building will serve as a social and cultural centre of the former Liberec native Vlasta Burian, presentation of his life and lifestyle through lectures, leisure activities, courses, creative workshops etc. The building should increase attractiveness of adjacent old town.Save this picture!ElevationPlot is located in a historical part of the town, near the city centre. This object completes the free vacant lot, trying to complete a city district that is damaged by time interventions and inaction of real estate owners and developers.House respects the scale, volume, street line, architectural typology, morphology, rhythm of surrounding buildings. Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektArchitecture of the building is based on the height and mass of the neighbouring apartment building. New building is keeping cornice line. Hipped roof is a result of analyse for the optimal roof volume from the insolation of the neighbouring house point view. Floor plan copies the limits of the plot.Save this picture!SchemeColour and material uniformity of the external skin including roof and facade is reached by the slate tiles. The main architectural principle of the exterior material should be naturalness, truthfulness. Rhythm of the windows is symmetrical, and respects the surrounding apartment buildings articulation.The proposed building has four floors, no basement.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektThe main entrance to the building is from southwest side from Široká Street. The main entrance for employers and parking is from courtyard. On the ground floor level is located entrance hall, staff room and toilets. The visitors of the centre continue to the upper floors when they can find the common rooms for leisure time activities, exhibitions, projection, etc.Save this picture!SectionThe construction structure is selected as a combination of reinforced concrete and the columned wall system. Ceiling structures at is made of the reinforced concrete beams around the perimeter of building and reinforced concrete floor slabs. The staircase is designed as a monolithic reinforced concrete anchored to the stair and elevator walls. The supporting structure of the roof is made by sloping reinforced concrete slabs, which are anchored to the perimeter beams and are supported by monolithic walls of stairs and of the elevator shaft. Horizontal rigidity is ensured by communication core with solid concrete walls. The building is founded on piles.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektWe hope that this building could become future precedent for possible new development in district of down town.Project gallerySee allShow lessThese Stunning Photos Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Alvaro Siza’s Pool On The …ArticlesQuique Dacosta’s Restaurant / GG ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796246/house-in-liberec-stastny-pavel-architekt Clipboard Czech Republic House in Liberec / Stastny Pavel Architekt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel Architekt+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796246/house-in-liberec-stastny-pavel-architekt Clipboard “COPY” Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStastny Pavel ArchitektOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLiberecCzech RepublicPublished on October 08, 2016Cite: “House in Liberec / Stastny Pavel Architekt” 08 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Prospect research specialists Prospecting for Gold (PFG) have launched their first annual survey on prospect research in the UK charity sector.Andrew Thomas, Chair of PFG, explains that “there has never been a thorough survey which asked the tough questions about where research sits within a charity’s fundraising department and what role it is playing. Is it becoming more important or less important, and is research being taken seriously enough?”The survey aims to answer these questions and “generate some strong opinions.” The survey results will be published in a series of articles and responders will receive their own summary report. Everyone who completes the questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two free database screenings. Advertisement Prospecting for Gold hope the survey will become a regular event and provide an important benchmark guide for the development of research in fundraising.The survey can be completed online. New survey on UK prospect research Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Prospect research Research / statistics Howard Lake | 16 October 2003 | News 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s censorship of the websites of certain foreign news media such as Voice of America and the BBC and certain Chinese media based outside mainland China, which have been rendered inaccessible inside China since the start of December.“Freedom of information is widely violated in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Right now, the authorities are gradually rolling back all the progress made in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic games, when even foreign websites in Mandarin were made accessible. The pretence of liberalisation is now over. The blocking of access to the websites of foreign news media speaks volumes about the government’s intolerance. We urge the authorities to unblock them again.”According to the online magazine China Digital Times, the Asiaweek (http://www.yzzk.com/cfm/main.cfm) and Mingpao (http://www.mingpao.com/) websites have been inaccessible since 2 December. The Hong Kong (http://www.hk.youtube.com) and Taiwanese (http://www.tw.youtube.com) versions of the video-sharing website YouTube are also inaccessible.Access to the BBC’s website is also restricted. According to the BBC’s technical service, web traffic has also suddenly fallen off. Lorna Ball of the BBC’s Chinese-language service told Reporters Without Borders: “We are disappointed that Chinese-speakers are no longer able to have access to neutral and independent news through our site’s Chinese-language version. China’s inhabitants were able to access the site during the Beijing Olympic Games. Now it seems there are some difficulties (…) We are going to do everything possible to work with the Chinese authorities to restore access to our site for Chinese readers.”The Mandarin version of the Radio France Internationale website (http://www.rfi.fr/actucn/pages/001/HomeChinois.asp) has been blocked since 17 October, the day that special regulations put in place by the Chinese authorities for the Olympic Games ceased to be effective.The Chinese authorities have indicated that “some websites” are being blocked because of content that “violates Chinese laws.” Foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told Agence France-Presse today: “I hope the websites will practice self-restriction in terms of what they publish and that they do nothing that breaks the country’s laws.”Since 5 November, China’s Internet cafés have been required to replace all unlicensed operating systems on their computers with China’s Red Flag Linux operating system. According to Xiao Qiang of the China Internet Project at the University of Berkeley, California, this will allow the authorities to increase their surveillance of users.Internet café clients in Beijing must now also submit to having their photo taken before they use a computer. The Internet cafés in the capital 14 most important districts have been ordered to install cameras to record the identity of users, who have to be at least 18 years old.Reporters Without Borders added: “Despite the Internet ‘Great Wall’ built by the authorities, the recent big scandals such as Sanlu’s tainted baby formula and the mismanagement of humanitarian aid after the Sichuan earthquake were all revealed by Chinese Internet users and were widely discussed on the Chinese Internet. The Communist Party is hard put to control China’s 210 million Internet users and the latest online restrictions just highlight these difficulties.”The Reporters Without Borders website has been inaccessible inside China since 17 September. ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s censorship of the websites of certain foreign news media such as Voice of America and the BBC and certain Chinese media based outside mainland China, which have been rendered inaccessible inside China since the start of December. Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en China’s Cyber Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information News to go further December 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government goes into reverse, blocking access to foreign websites again Receive email alerts
Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 30, 2021 It’s Navy’s badger statue, but Wisconsin has grown attached Local NewsUS News Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCOVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis | Die Casting Equipment Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of over USD 0.78 billionNext articleAs California virus cases fall, more people than ever dying Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin badger statue that has served as a literal touchstone for so many Capitol building visitors that they’ve rubbed the finish off his nose could be headed to another den soon. Navy officials want the statue they loaned to the state more than 30 years ago back. But state historians aren’t letting it go without a fight. The badger is synonymous with Wisconsin. It was selected as the state’s official animal because lead miners in the state’s early days were said to burrow into the ground like badgers. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s athletic teams are known as the Badgers, the school’s mascot is a sassy badger named Bucky and an image of a badger adorns the state flag (although he looks more like a short-tailed beaver than a badger to the untrained eye). Replicas of badgers can be found throughout the state Capitol. But the Badger and Shield statue holds a special place of honor outside the governor’s office. The statue was crafted around 1899 from melted-down cannons taken from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, according to online travel guide Atlas Obscura. It was affixed to the USS Wisconsin battleship before World War I. It spent more than 60 years in a U.S. Naval Academy garden before the academy museum loaned it to Wisconsin in 1988 for a state historical society exhibition that coincided with the recommissioning of the second USS Wisconsin, which was built in Philadelphia. After the exhibition ended, the statue was put outside the governor’s Capitol office in 1989. It has stood there ever since. The building has been closed to the public for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the statue has been a highlight of tours in recent years, with throngs of adults and children rubbing its nose for good luck. So many people have touched the nose that its bright brassy gleam stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the statue. State Department of Administration officials said the naval academy’s museum contacted them last March about returning the statue so that it could be displayed at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, where the second USS Wisconsin is now an exhibit. The Nauticus Museum is run by a nonprofit, not the Navy. Messages left at the museum weren’t returned. The naval academy museum extended the loan through mid-September due to COVID-19-related closures. Christian Overland, the head of the Wisconsin Historical Society, wrote a letter to Claude Berube, the naval academy museum’s director, in October asking for a two-year extension on the loan. Overland said the pandemic has driven up shipping costs and that the society uses the statue to help tell Wisconsin children about the state’s ship-making history and its role in Great Lakes commerce. “The children on the tours become very engaged and excited to learn more about the history of the ship industry in our state and in their communities,” Overland wrote. “It would be wonderful to continue telling and sharing stories of the U.S.S. Wisconsin and waterway history of our great state as we keep moving forward.” State Department of Administration spokeswoman Molly Vidal said that as of Monday, the state hadn’t heard back from the museum about extending the loan. Berube said in a phone interview Thursday that he never received the letter, but that the museum has to take back the statue. He noted that the original loan was for five years and has been repeatedly extended to more than 30 years. Berube said permanent loans no longer exist in the museum industry, and though he understands how Wisconsin feels, it’s now another organization’s turn to benefit from displaying the badger. He also noted that the academy museum had to return former President Jimmy Carter’s plebe uniform to his museum in 2019. “Loans are done in good faith,” he said. “I think it’s great that children have been able to see this badger while it was on loan. Now we’re trying to accommodate another facility that has also requested it. There will be a lot of children in the Norfolk area who will be able to enjoy it as well.” ——— Follow Todd Richmond on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trichmond1 Facebook TAGS
Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Foreclosure Rights A recent opinion in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified a sticking point regarding a mortgagee’s right to foreclose, in spite of some unclear wording in the original mortgage paperwork.The case was brought against James B. Nutter Company by three reverse mortgage borrowers, all of whom had secured home equity conversion mortgages (reverse mortgages) in 2007 and 2008. Two of the borrowers had passed away and one had been forced to move out after becoming too ill to remain in the home. When the Nutter Company moved to foreclose on the properties, the mortgage holders or their estates attempted to prove that Nutter did not have the right to do so.J.B. Nutter’s original reverse mortgage paperwork stated that the company could “invoke the power of sale and other remedies permitted by applicable law … At this sale, Lender or another person may acquire the Property. This is known as ‘foreclosure and sale.’ In any lawsuit for foreclosure and sale, Lender will have the right to collect all costs allowed by law.” However, since the paperwork didn’t specifically address the lender’s “statutory power of sale,” the dispute claimed that J.B. Nutter did not have the power to foreclose on the properties following the original borrowers’ deaths or departures.The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court disagreed. In the Court’s January opinion, it wrote,“It matters that this is a contract for a reverse mortgage, rather than a traditional mortgage, where the borrower makes no monthly payments of principal or interest, where the lender cannot hold the borrower personally liable for the debt, and where the lender’s only recourse on default is to obtain repayment through a foreclosure sale.”Julie Moran, Esq., Senior Executive Counsel for the law firm of Orlans PC, a Legal League 100 member, handled the case for the plaintiff. Moran told DS News, “The Supreme Judicial Court reminded the parties that contractual language is deemed ambiguous and therefore construed against the drafter if it is susceptible of multiple meanings and the circumstances surrounding it don’t indicate its intended meaning. However, here the Court concluded that under Massachusetts foreclosure law there is no power of sale except the statutory power and no reasonable borrower would have expected a lender to enter into a reverse mortgage without retaining this right. We are very pleased with this outcome, which we believe will have applicability to other types of mortgages containing similar language.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Home Equity Conversion Mortgages Massachusetts Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reverse Mortgages 2018-01-30 David Wharton January 30, 2018 2,627 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Foreclosure Rights Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Appeals Court Expands Ohio Statute of Limitations Decision Next: Is the State of Housing Strong? Tagged with: Foreclosure Home Equity Conversion Mortgages Massachusetts Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reverse Mortgages
News UpdatesKarnataka HC Grants Bail To 126 Persons Doubting Police Version That They Tried To Spread COVID-19 By Attacking Health Workers Mustafa Plumber30 May 2020 3:51 AMShare This – xRaising serious doubts on the prosecution case, the Karnataka High Court on Friday granted bail to 126 people who were arrested by the police on the allegation that they formed an unlawful assembly with intention to spread ‘Corona infection’ and obstructed medical officers and police, who went to identify and shift secondary contacts of COVID-19 patients from the Padarayanapura area…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?LoginRaising serious doubts on the prosecution case, the Karnataka High Court on Friday granted bail to 126 people who were arrested by the police on the allegation that they formed an unlawful assembly with intention to spread ‘Corona infection’ and obstructed medical officers and police, who went to identify and shift secondary contacts of COVID-19 patients from the Padarayanapura area to quarantine facilities. Justice John Michael Cunha while granting bail to Vazeer Khan and others said “Having regard to the overall nature of the case and the character of the evidence collected by the prosecution, in my view, prosecution has to go a long way to sustain the charges against the petitioners. Even Though charge under section 307 of IPC is invoked, I do not find any prima facie material in support of the said charge. There is also no material to show extensive damage to the public property as sought to be projected by the prosecution. No compelling circumstances are made out by the prosecution to deny bail to the petitioners.” The court has directed the accused to be released on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of like amount. Before their physical release, they shall be subjected to medical examination and if any of the petitioners are found with symptoms of COVID-19, they shall be dealt with as per the guidelines and advisories issued by the Government of India and Government of Karnataka. In the event the petitioners disregard or violate any of the directions or guidelines issued police can seek to cancel their bail. The accused were charged under sections 3, 4 of Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act and Section 51 (b) of Disaster Management Act, section 506, 147, 148, 149, 324, 332, 307, 269, 323, 201, 271, 353 of Indian Penal Code. They have been in custody since their arrest on April 20. The sessions court had on May 5, rejected the bail applications following which they approached the high court. Senior Advocate C.V.Nagesh, appearing for the petitioners had contended that the allegations made against the petitioners are bald in nature. None of the petitioners were named in the FIR. All the petitioners were arrested on suspicion and have been unlawfully detained. The circumstances projected by the prosecution indicate that there was no intention whatsoever on the part of the petitioners to cause any grievous injury to the petitioners much less an attempt to murder. The wound certificates relied on by the prosecution indicate that the complainant and other witnesses have suffered some abrasions and contusions which do not make out ingredients of section 307 IPC. The other offences alleged against the petitioners are punishable with imprisonment not more than three years. Even if entire material collected by the Investigating Agency is accepted, no overt acts are forthcoming against the petitioners. Special Public Prosecutor V M Sheelavant opposed the bail plea saying that seven of the accused were found positive for COVID-19 and at present 67 positive cases are detected in Ward No.135. Under the said circumstances, if the petitioners are released on bail, they would once again enter the place of incident, which is presently under seal down and there are chances of infection spreading to the entire locality. Moreover, the sovereignty, fraternity and integrity of the country takes precedence over Article 21 of the Constitution, it was sought for dismissal of the petition. Justice Cuna rejected the objection that accused would be carriers of virus if released on bail by saying “This cannot be a ground to deny bail to the petitioner as adequate safeguards are already in place by way of precautionary measures to prevent spread of the pandemic and the petitioners could be put on terms to abide by the guidelines or advisories issued by the State Organs and respective authorities.” Bench Raised doubt on police version of the incident. The court after going through the chargesheet said “Prosecution has rested its case on the statements of the medical officers attached to the BBMP and an Asha Worker. The other witnesses cited in the charge sheet are police witnesses and not a single person from the general public has been cited as a witness to the alleged occurrence.” It added “The statement of the medical officers of BBMP namely CWs.2, 3 and 4 which indicated that none of the police personnel were either attacked or assaulted by the mob in the presence of CW-2 to CW-5. Their statements go to show that when these witnesses had been to 10th Cross, Arafat Nagar along with police at about 6.50 p.m. for the purpose of sending 58 residents of 10th Cross, Arafat Nagar for quarantine, about 50 to 60 members of the public obstructed them, saying that the suspected persons should be examined at the spot and if the medical officers decide to take them to any other place, they should also take the said 50-60 persons to that place. “This statement may amount to unlawful obstruction caused by the mob consisting of 50 to 60 persons from discharging the official duties by CWs.2 to 4, but these witnesses have nowhere stated in their statements that during the occurrence, either the said mob consisting of 50 to 60 persons or any other members of the unlawful assembly pelted stones at the police or assaulted them.” Termed Police statements of the incident stereotyped Justice Cuna said “The prosecution is left with only the statement of the police witnesses. Though these police witnesses have given stereotyped statements stating that members of the unlawful assembly pelted stones on them and also physically assaulted them causing injuries, reading of the wound certificates reveal that the injured police personnel were treated in private hospital and it is noticed that except in two cases, all other persons had sustained contusions.” Further he said “A perusal of the property form produced along with the charge sheet indicates that in respect of the alleged incident, two broken plastic chairs and two clubs and a stone were seized from the spot of occurrence, which goes against the very case of the prosecution that the entire mob was armed with deadly weapons and had assaulted number of police personnel with deadly weapons causing grievous injuries.” No IP Parade Done Chargesheet filed One of the grounds for opposing the bail application by the SPP was that identification of the accused is required to be done. To which the court said “The circumstances of the case indicate that the petitioners were in judicial custody ever since the date of their arrest and no steps appear to have been taken by the Investigating Agency to identify the petitioners. It is not known as to how the charge sheet could have been laid against accused persons without the accused being identified. Needless to say that in a charge under section 143 of IPC and allied offences, the identity and participation of each accused is required to be fixed with reasonable certainty. In the present case, a perusal of the case records go to show that without ascertaining the identity of the accused, petitioners are sent up for trial.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
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