Must Deposit 5K With Chief Minister’s Fund After Release; Bombay HC’s Stipulation For Bail Of 4 Youths Accused Of Attacking Police On Covid Duty [Read Order]

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first_imgNews UpdatesMust Deposit 5K With Chief Minister’s Fund After Release; Bombay HC’s Stipulation For Bail Of 4 Youths Accused Of Attacking Police On Covid Duty [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap13 Jun 2020 10:21 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court recently imposed a stipulation for bail of four youths accused of attacking police officers on Covid-19 duty, to deposit Rs.5000 towards the Chief Minister’s relief fund immediately after release. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the bail application filed by Gaus Mohammed Shaikh and three others against whom an FIR was registered with Shivaji Nagar Police…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 recently imposed a stipulation for bail of four youths accused of attacking police officers on Covid-19 duty, to deposit Rs.5000 towards the Chief Minister’s relief fund immediately after release. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing the bail application filed by Gaus Mohammed Shaikh and three others against whom an FIR was registered with Shivaji Nagar Police Station, Mumbai under sections 307, 353, 332, 141, 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 188, 269 of the IPC and Sections 3(2)(e) of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and Section 37(1) read with Section 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act. According to the prosecution, on April 26, 2020 when a team of Police officers was engaged in a road march in Govandi area, in order to take an overall view of the restrictions imposed in the wake of Covid-19 and its implementation, a mob of about 25 to 30 persons in an aggressive mood attacked the police personnel when they insisted on removal of the hawkers squatted on the footpaths with their wares. APP HJ Dedhia submitted that the mob vandalized with the aim of impairing the police personnel from discharging their lawful duty. The mob struck by pelting stones and bricks on the police and police vehicles and this resulted in the destruction of one of the police vans, Dedhia said. Court noted that the FIR identifies certain persons who instigated the mob and one person named Nadeem Ismail Shaikh has been named as the one who pelted stones at the police mob. The other persons who threw the mask as well as assaulted by iron rod has been described to be a person aged between 22 to 25 years with certain physical descriptions. Applicant’s lawyer Jigar Agarwal submitted that his clients have been arrested only because they fall in the age category of 22-25 years and are residents of the said locality. Referring to the APP’s stand that the entire conduct of the mob was shameful and they attempted to assault the police personnel who were engaged in their official duty, Court observed- “No doubt, the incident is unfortunate in the present scenario and the fact that several such incidences and occurrences are being reported in the entire country cannot be lost sight of. However, the arrest of the present applicants merely on the basis of an age description of the accused approximately between 22 to 25 years and no identification parade or any concrete evidence being collected by Investigating Agency to establish that the applicants are the accused who participated in the incident of assaulting the police personnel and the police vehicle makes them entitle for the benefit of doubt.” APP informed the bench that two of the present applicants had tested positive for Covid-19, were admitted in the hospital and after appropriate medical treatment have now tested negative. Allowing the bail application, Court set the bail at Rs.10,000 each and added an extra stipulation- “Though the applicants are entitled for the benefit of doubt, the alleged act of the policemen being attacked apparently while trying to enforce the corona virus induced lock-down needs to be tackled on a serious note. The applicants should be made to bear the consequences of assaulting the police team and causing interruption in discharge of their official duty. The applicants, however, cannot be incarcerated in infinity since they have been arrested on 26th April 2020 and are behind bars almost for a period of more than one month and this is a sufficient punishment for them to be responsible citizens. They are entitled to release on bail with a stipulation that they must deposit an amount of Rs.5,000/- in the Chief Minister’s Fund on their immediate release, which would contribute towards the measures taken by the State for treatment of Covid-19 patients. Failure to do so would result in recalling the said order releasing them on bail.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Pennsylvania Stands United Against Elder Abuse

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 15, 2017 Pennsylvania Stands United Against Elder Abusecenter_img Press Release,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf’s cabinet secretaries stood with advocates in the state Capitol Rotunda in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin Wiessmann, Pennsylvania State Police Lieutenant Colonel Stephen A. Bucar, Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice Zygmont Pines, and the Attorney General’s Director of Elder Protection Unit David Shallcross gathered to demonstrate unity against elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.“One of the most important jobs of government is protecting older Pennsylvanians,” Governor Wolf said. “I am proud that my administration stands united against elder abuse and is working tirelessly to ensure seniors are protected and supported across the commonwealth.”“Elder abuse is an issue that impacts the health and human rights of older Pennsylvanians and seniors around the globe,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “We all have a stake in this matter, and a world free of elder abuse can only be realized when we choose to recognize and report it.”Abuse can take many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and can be a result of abandonment, caregiver neglect, or self-neglect. Signs of abuse can include unexplained bruises, burns or broken bones, lack of basic hygiene, access to adequate food, clean or appropriate clothing, unexplained weight loss, social isolation, changes in banking habits, or giving away assets without an apparent reason.In fiscal year 2015-16, over 34,500 reports of suspected abuse were received. Of those reports, over 24,00 were for adults 60 years of age or older, which represents an increase of 21.3% from the previous year. As the senior population and the number of abuse reports increases, the state faces the challenge of meeting the rising demand for protective services and has been working collaboratively to address the issue.“We are very concerned about an abuse of our senior citizens that often goes unreported: elder financial abuse. Make no mistake: financial fraud committed against senior citizens is a form of elder abuse,” said Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann. “Together with our partners in the public and private sectors, we are working to help ensure that senior citizens can enjoy their retirement years with a basic sense of financial security.”In addition to working with the Department of Banking and Securities, the Department of Aging has been collaborating with Pennsylvania State Police, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Advisory Council on Elder Justice to increase coordination and training on elder abuse.“The Pennsylvania State Police continues to work closely with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to fight elder abuse in all of its forms,” said Lieutenant Colonel Stephen A. Bucar. “We also ask all Pennsylvanians to join us by reaching out to their vulnerable neighbors, friends, and family members. Victims of elder abuse are often isolated. By regularly checking in with the older adults in our lives, we can better identify and report signs of abuse.”If you suspect elder abuse, report it by calling the 24-hour statewide abuse hotline at 1-800-490-8505. Pennsylvania law protects those who report suspected abuse from retaliation and civil or criminal liability; all calls are free and confidential.World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed annually, on June 15, as the day for the entire world to focus its’ attention on protecting and preventing seniors from abuse.For information on the Department of Aging, visit www.aging.pa.gov. For information on the Department of Banking and Securities, visit www.dobs.pa.gov. For information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.last_img read more

Delta Lloyd scheme splits matching holdings into LDI, spread portfolios

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first_imgThe Delta Lloyd Pensioenfonds said it will implement changes to its 25% return portfolio this year, including a reduction of its developed markets equity investments by one-third to 50% of its overall return portfolio.It will also raise its stake in emerging market equity as well as real estate to 16.7%, while introducing a portfolio for emerging market debt of a similar scale.Krekel explained that the portfolio changes followed the scheme abolishing its reinsured arrangements in 2017.It said that an asset-liability management (ALM) study – completed at year-end – had confirmed the portfolio changes underpinned a solid investment approach.The ALM also suggested the pension fund should reduce its investment risk at higher funding levels through increasing its liabilities portfolio at the expense of its return holdings.Last April, the pension fund’s coverage ratio stood at 125.2%, a decline of no more than 1.6 percentage points since year-end.Its funding level had enabled it to grant all its participants and pensioners a full inflation compensation of 1.73%, drawn on the consumer index. The €3.8bn pension fund of former Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd said it had split its matching portfolio into sub-portfolios for liability-driven investments (LDI) and “spreads”.In its annual report for 2019, it announced it had allocated two-fifths of its 75% matching portfolio to LDI holdings, including long-duration euro-denominated government bonds, interest swaps and cash.It said it had invested the remaining assets in Dutch residential mortgages, euro-denominated credit as well as corporate green bonds.According to Theo Krekel, the scheme’s chief executive officer, breaking up its liabilities portfolio would make management easier, as its spreads holdings could also be deployed to generate returns. Source: WikipediaThe former offices of Delta Lloyd in AmsterdamThe pension fund closed on 1 January 2020, following a new collective labour agreement (CAO) at NN Group.As part of the labour agreement, future pensions accrual of former Delta Lloyd staff will take place through NN’s CDC scheme.The board of the Delta Lloyd Pensioenfonds said it had concluded that keeping the scheme for now was the best of the currently available alternatives, which also included a buy-out and joining a consolidation vehicle or another scheme.The scheme said it will reassess its position in three-years time, but that it will keep monitoring its buy-out options in the meantime.It also said it is in discussions with its new pensions provider – NN subsidiary AZL – about switching its IT system Lifetime to a new platform.Whereas the scheme’s contract with AZL is to expire at the end of 2021, the provider wants to bring the change forward by one year, it said.The pension fund attributed its 19.8% return on investments largely to the performance of its equity holdings, which generated returns of 27.6%.The report disclosed that the scheme’s LDI portfolio, spread holdings and return portfolio had delivered 32.6%, 5.8% and 26.1%, respectively.The Delta Lloyd Pensioenfonds reported administration costs of €391 per participant.It spent 23bps on asset management and said a 5bps rise in transaction costs to 8bps was due to the reconstruction of its matching portfolio.The scheme has 2,365 active participants, 7,020 deferred members and 3,670 pensioners.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

Franklin County Experiences Increase in COVID-19 Cases

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first_imgBrookville, IN —The Franklin County Health Department announced Monday an increase of 17 positive COVID-19 cases over the past week. Officials have said that anyone who was at the teen dance or at the river taking pictures before the dance on Friday may have been exposed.Additional cases are known to have been at large gatherings including religious services. “COVID-19 is still here and just a strong as it was this spring,” said Franklin County Health Officer Dr. Darrell Brimhall. “It is crucial to take preventative measures such as washing hands and practicing social distancing which includes avoiding large gatherings, particularly in indoor spaces,” Brimhall continued. “This is the largest increase in positive cases we’ve seen in our county since the pandemic started.”FCHD reminds citizens to cover your cough or sneeze, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, stay home if you are sick, social distance by at least 6 feet, and wear a mask if possible.  “As we said from the beginning, the best way to get through this is by working together. A mask protects you and others,” said Dr. Brimhall.Symptoms of COVID include fever, shortness of breath, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sudden loss of taste or smell, shaking, chills, and headache. If you have been recently tested for COVID or have symptoms, stay home until you receive your results.last_img read more

Rankings should not count the Trojans out

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first_imgI don’t really understand how national rankings work.Of course, I understand the premise of voters and polls based on point differentials and strength-of-schedule statistics. I’ve read plenty of explainer columns that break down the variety of factors that are put into deciding the national rankings for teams every week. But when it comes down to it, national rankings are consistently subjective. How do you judge the quality of dozens of football teams playing wildly different matchups? How do you factor in the effects of injuries and away games, or the impact of a short week for a Friday night matchup? Is a win over a No. 3 team really that much more important than a win over a No. 6 team?The list of questions goes on and on, but at the end of the day, the same general conclusion can be drawn. The AP and Coaches’ Polls are many things, but most often, they’re inaccurate in some way or another. And the place where these rankings cut the least slack is the Pac-12.Last week, Washington fans exploded on social media after a barrage of comments from ESPN about the team’s opening schedule. The fans’ reactions ramped up to full-on outrage when ESPN commentator Quint Kessenich compared the first three teams of the Huskies’ season to a trio of vanilla cupcakes on air during the channel’s broadcast of the game.The comments came after Washington head coach Chris Petersen bemoaned the East Coast broadcasting bias that causes big-ticket Pac-12 games to kick off as early as 11 a.m. on some weekends. Commentator Kirk Herbstreit fired back on ESPN College Gameday, saying coaches should be “thanking ESPN” for covering the games at all. Another commentator described Petersen as “irascible and cantankerous.”Fans lashed out on Twitter, but the flames died down quickly after several days, especially after Washington beat down Cal in a 38-7 victory. It’s easy to not be angry, of course, when your team is ranked at the top of the Pac-12 and the top 5 of both national polls. But whether it’s noticeable or not, the Pac-12 suffers from the same bias that Petersen cited from top to bottom. And this season, the Trojans have taken some of the harder hits.In making this argument, of course, I have to acknowledge the struggles of this year’s USC football team. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold has underperformed mightily, tumbling from the inarguable Heisman frontrunner to simply become a competent quarterback (this is something, however, that still shouldn’t be taken for granted). Injuries have plagued the front five of the offensive line, and special teams have been mediocre at best. The defense has been the sole highlight of this year’s season, and that’s rather reflective of the lack of success of a team that was most touted for its offense before the season.So no, I’m not here to claim that USC deserves better than its current ranking. But last week, a specific game reminded me of how quickly and mightily the Trojans will be punished for taking losses that are rather typical in a competitive conference.After bobbing up and down in the top 10, the Trojans tumbled nine places from No. 5 to No. 14 after losing to Washington State. It was an understandable drop to take — after all, the team had been cruising for a bruising for weeks after kicking off the season by struggling to put away Western Michigan at home. But the Cougars weren’t exactly cupcakes. At the time, the team was ranked No. 16, and since then has climbed to No. 8. Quarterback Luke Falk is a certified superstar, rising from walk-on status to pass Marcus Mariota in the Pac-12 all-time passing records as he quickly becomes a sleeper candidate for the Heisman. Combine that with the fact that the Trojans had to travel to Pullman, Wash. on a short schedule while dealing with a litany of injuries — and a staph infection — and the loss is rather understandable.You know what’s not understandable? A No. 3 team with a Heisman frontrunner falling to an unranked opponent’s second-string quarterback at home. That’s what happened last Saturday when Iowa State upset Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Of course, this is part of the beauty of college sports — pretty much any team can beat any other team on any given Saturday, regardless of rank or Heisman candidacy. But what’s even harder to understand is how the same Sooner team somehow only fell to No. 12. That’s right — a loss to an unranked, battered team at home dropped Oklahoma the exact same number of spots as a loss on the road to an up-and-coming team did to USC.After Saturday’s game, senior captain Chris Hawkins shook his head in frustration as he considered the next week’s rankings, which had yet to be released.“They don’t take us seriously,” he said with a shrug.Hawkins was right. The polls don’t take this team seriously, and they might not for the rest of the season. But national voters would be foolish to turn their TVs off before catching this weekend’s Pac-12 games — especially when it comes to the Trojans.With the offense slowly warming up, and key players returning from injury, this team is on the cusp of reclaiming its preseason glory. Darnold has settled into solid production; the young corps of receivers grows every week, and the defense remains one of the most formidable in the country.The time for underestimating USC has officially come to its end. Let’s hope that next week’s polls will take due note.Julia Poe is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, Poe’s Perspective, runs Thursdays.last_img read more

Opponent of B&H Handball Team for the Playoffs of the World Championship Will be Announced on 26 January

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first_imgThe handball team of B&H will find out who its opponent is for the additional qualifications of the World Championship 2015 in Katar on Sunday, 26 January.The play-offs will be held before the final game of this year’s European championship in Herning, Denmark, at 13:00.The winning teams of Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Greece will be in the barrage in the same group with B&H.The first play-offs to qualify to the World Championship are scheduled on 7 and 8 June, and rematches on 14 and 15 June 2014.This is the 6th time that the B&H team is participating in the playoffs, and so far has never played in the finals in a major international competition. (Source: Fena)last_img read more