Kerala High Court Extends Till May 31 Interim Orders, Interim Bails, Orders Under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act

first_imgTop StoriesKerala High Court Extends Till May 31 Interim Orders, Interim Bails, Orders Under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act Lydia Suzanne Thomas20 May 2021 5:16 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has extended the life of its interim orders, orders from matters relating to Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and interim bails till May 31, 2021, in view of the Covid lockdown in the State.The Bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar, Justices CT Ravikumar and Shaji P Chaly issued the Order pursuant to a Full Bench sitting yesterday”it is made clear that the extension granted to the interim orders, through orders of this Court would stand further extended upto 31.05.2021.”The Court clarified that aggrieved parties would be at liberty to move for vacating such orders, before the appropriate court in accordance with office orders.When extending interim orders, the Court also revived its directions made in last year’s suo motu Covid proceedings, declaring that no arrests were to be made unless inevitable.While issuing the Order, the Court emphasized that its directions were made with reference to the orders of the Supreme Court dated May 7, 2021 and would be subject to these directions.Another issue the Court took notice of was the difficulty litigants involved in matters under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act would face. Therefore the Court directed that interim orders in connection to proceedings under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act “need not be enforced until May 31, 2021.””We are of the view that the orders passed by this Court during the first lockdown period are to be revived”, the Court stated, pointing out that the High Powered Committee constituted under the Court’s prior covid suo motu proceedings already met and passed orders relating to paroles and interim bail of prisoners.In its Order, the Court directs the Registry to send copies of this order for the information of all those concerned, including the Director General of Prisons and Correctional Service and the print and visual media for intimation of the public.Interim Bail ConditionsThe prisoners released on interim bail, as mentioned above, shall report to the local police station within their place of residence, immediately on reaching its jurisdiction. The jail authorities shall also give due intimation to such police stations, with respect to release of the prisoners. The declaration executed by the prisoners shall also contain an undertaking to the effect that they will strictly abide by the guidelines issued with respect to keeping of social distancing, in the wake of the declared lockdown. They shall also undertake that they will remain in their declared place of residence, totally avoiding any type of travel or exposure to the public.In the event the lockdown period was extended, the interim bail would also be extended. Interim bail granted shall be limited upto May 31, 2021 or till the end of the lockdown period by the Government, whichever is earlier. On expiry of the period of interim bail, as mentioned above, released prisoner shall appear before the jurisdictional court, within 3 days thereof. On such appearance, the court concerned shall consider his application for bail and shall pass appropriate orders, taking note of all circumstances and attendant factors.The person released on interim bail, as above, shall be liable to be arrested and produced before the jurisdictional court, in case of violation of any of the conditions stipulated as above or in case they are found indulging in any activity endangering law and order or breach of public order and tranquility, or in any manner intimidating or influencing the witnesses.The Court also ruled,”As done earlier, we further make it clear that for the purpose of considering bail applications of under-trial/remanded prisoners, who do not fall within the category, for which interim bail is granted through this order, as well as for moving for statutory bail under Section 167(2) of the Cr.P.C, the learned Sessions Judges in the State are hereby authorised to consider such bail applications submitted through e-mail and to dispose of such applications through video-conferencing, after hearing the Advocate concerned as well as the Public Prosecutor. The learned Principal Sessions Judge or any Additional Sessions Judge authorised in this behalf or to whom such bail applications are made over, shall deal with such bail applications in accordance with the above said directions and on the basis of the modalities which will be prescribed by issuing relevant instructions.”Additionally, the Court pointed out that there were sufficient benches for the consideration of extremely urgent cases (both pending and future caes), including bail applications.On movement of AdvocatesAdvocate Thomas Abraham, President of the Kerala High Court Bar, apprised the Court of inconveniences faced by Advocates, clerks and staff, as a result of the lockdown restrictions.Taking note of State Government’s orders providing a mechanism to grant permission for movement in emergent situations, the Court directed the appropriate statutory authorities/police to consider any application or declaration or information, as the case may be, received from the lawyers, physically or through electronic mode, for their movement and also the movement of clerks and other required staffs.Additional Advocate General Ranjith Thampan submitted that a mechanism would be evolved. The Full Bench exhorted the State to “act immediately, as assured.”This suo motu petition is expected to be taken up after May 31, 2021.CASE: SUO MOTU V. STATE OF KERALA Click here to download TagsChief Justice S.Manikumar Jusitce Shaji P Chaly Justice CT Ravikumar Lockdown.Covid19 COVID -19 Next Storylast_img read more

USBWA names Fair to All-America 2nd team

first_imgSyracuse forward C.J. Fair, who was named a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection on Monday, was voted a second-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association on Wednesday.The senior is joined by former Brewster (Mass.) Academy teammate and current Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim on the team, as well as Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early and Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, on the second team.Arizona guard Nick Johnson, Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, Louisville guard Russ Smith, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Creighton forward Doug McDermott make up the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) first team. The USBWA does not name a third team.Fair’s selection to the USBWA All-American team comes just two days after being left off any of Sporting News’ three All-America teams. Three other ACC players, including Parker, were named to those teams. North Carolina State forward T.J. Warren and North Carolina guard Marcus Paige were the two others. Both also joined Fair on the All-ACC first team.Fair’s 16.9 points per game ranked seventh in the ACC — but outside the top 100 nationally — and his 6.2 rebounds were tied for 16th most in the conference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe small forward is also one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, which earns him recognition as a Senior All-American.The Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches will announce their All-American teams in the coming weeks. Comments Published on March 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jim Boeheim discusses Carmelo Anthony’s legacy at post-Olympics press conference

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman “You look back on your total basketball experience … he had a great high school team, he won the NCAA championship and he won three gold medals in the Olympics. So that’s a pretty good resume.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnthony turned Denver into a contender even though the Nuggets couldn’t sniff the Lakers and Spurs of the early 2000s. In his five full seasons in New York, the Knicks haven’t advanced past the Eastern Conference semifinals and have struggled in losing seasons each of the past three years.After Sunday’s gold medal game, Anthony got emotional discussing the win over Serbia, even though he’s been in the same spot twice before.“I think it meant a lot to him because he’s had a couple bad years obviously in New York,” Boeheim said. “The reason I wanted him to go was to have a good basketball experience for himself and be the leader of this team.”This year, Team USA didn’t have LeBron James, Steph Curry, Chris Paul or Dwyane Wade. Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan were the main players alongside Anthony instead.And even through there were some bumps in the road in the form of single-digit wins, the seasoned vet added to a resume that some view as incomplete, but one Boeheim considers just fine.“When we were struggling there, he was a really good voice in the locker room, keep everybody together,” Boeheim said. “Carmelo was the unquestioned leader in this team.” Commentscenter_img Carmelo Anthony is unlikely to win an NBA title with the New York Knicks. Jim Boeheim acknowledged that much. And in today’s culture of defining legacies, a championship seems to be the required element to validate a player’s career.Anthony has won three Olympic gold medals, though, which is more than any player in Team USA history. He also led SU to its only national championship in 2003. When asked about how Anthony will be remembered when all is said and done, Boeheim chose to look at his entire basketball resume and the effect he’s had on his NBA teams rather than what will likely be a professional career without a title.“He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title,” Boeheim said Tuesday afternoon in the Melo Center. “As a player all you can do is try and make your team better and every team he’s been on, he’s made a lot better.last_img read more

Airline Mechanic Charged with Sabotaging Plane Before Miami Takeoff

first_imgAn American Airlines mechanic was arrested on Thursday and charged with sabotage, after he allegedly disabled a navigation system on a flight that had 150 people aboard and was about to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer.According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court this week, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who was a veteran employee of the airline, was upset about stalled union contract negotiations.The affidavit also states that none of the passengers or crew on the Nassau-bound flight were injured, because Alani’s tampering with the air data module triggered an error alert as the pilots were powering up the plane’s engines on July 17.As a result, flight 2834 was aborted and taken out of service for maintenance and inspection at American’s hangar at Miami International. That is when another mechanic discovered that a loosely connected tube in front of the nose gear and underneath the cockpit had been blocked with some type of hard foam material.The complaint states that Alani glued the foam inside the tube leading from outside the plane to its air data module, which is a system that reports aircraft speed and pitch, as well as other important flight data. If the plane had taken off, the pilots would have had to operate it manually due to lack of computer data.When he was arrested on Thursday, Alani told federal air marshals who are assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that “his intention was not to cause harm to the aircraft or its passengers.” Instead, he claimed that his motive was that he was “upset” about stalled contract negotiations between the mechanics’ union and American Airlines, and “the dispute had affected him financially.”The affidavit adds that he also told the air marshals he tampered with the air data module “in order to cause a delay or have the flight canceled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work.”Federal air marshals identified Alani in video footage that showed him approaching the plane, which had just arrived from Orlando. The footage also shows him accessing the aircraft’s compartment which houses the navigational system, and spending about seven minute tampering with it.Alani is now charged with “willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft.” His first appearance in Miami federal court is scheduled for Friday.last_img read more

Gritters out across Donegal as more snow forecast

first_imgDonegal County Council has dispatched gritters on main roads in Donegal this Wednesday evening as wintry showers are forecast for the north west.Snow and hail have been forecast on higher ground during another cold night tonight. Sleet is more likely at lower levels.Temperatures will drop to lows of 0 to 4C, with the lowest temperatures early in the night. “The rain will be heavy and persistent for a time and some wintry falls are likely on higher ground,” said tonight’s Met Eireann report.Thursday will be a mostly cloudy day, with showers or longer spells of rain. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees are expected.Donegal County Council gritters were out on the following routes from 6pm this evening:01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South04: Inishowen South05: Inishowen East06: Inishowen West07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East12: Binswilly15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National SecondaryBT: Buncrana Town CouncilGritters out across Donegal as more snow forecast was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Warriors stole Game 2 despite influx of injuries

first_imgThe Warriors scored a 109-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/03/bang_b8828faa-f54d-4b20-8703-962ec56b313c”]TORONTO – The Warriors have a team full of unhealthy All-Stars.The Warriors’ identity, though, does not hinge only on their star players. It also rests on having a championship fabric that can absorb many tugs without getting ripped.last_img read more

The Amazing Cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki

first_imgLet’s take a look at the amazing cinematic touch of back-to-back Oscar winner and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.Emmanuel Lubezki, or “Chivo” as he is sometimes called, is a brilliant cinematographer whose uncanny eye for framing and sense of movement is quite possibly unmatched. I’ve been aware of Lubezki for many years through his work on Sleepy Hollow and Meet Joe Black, but it wasn’t until The New World and Children of Men that I stopped to admire and love the way he uses the camera like a painter does a brush on a canvas.Here is a fantastic video that highlights the cinematic work of Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, presented by Borealisk.Trademarks of a Master CraftsmanLet’s take a look at the trademarks of Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki. These trademarks can be seen in just about every single film he participates in. We will hit specifically on Lubezki’s use of natural lighting, framing, long takes, motion, and film language.Taking Advantage of Natural LightingIn 2011, I was able to see a special screening of Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life. Lubezki’s ability to utilize and take advantage of natural light was astonishing. This is probably my favorite skill of Lubezki’s. I say this because I had to make due with natural lighting early in my career. Not because I wanted to, but because I had to, as I could not afford the lights.Lubezki waits for his shots. He utilizes the space around him and how it’s affected by the light. You can see this process clearly in The Tree of Life. In fact, when speaking with A.S.C. on the use of natural lighting during The Tree of Life, Lubezki had this to say:When you put someone in front of a window, you’re getting the reflection from the blue sky and the clouds and the sun bouncing on the grass and in the room. You’re getting all these colors and a different quality of light. It’s very hard to go back to artificial light in the same movie. It’s like you’re setting a tone, and artificial light feels weird and awkward [after that].Framing the MomentLubezki has always had a great feel for framing the characters of the film. Many times we see him employ a very documentary style approach when framing. This style is very evident in films like Children of Men, The New World, The Tree of Life, Gravity, and Birdman. This could be correlated to the idea of natural space and natural setting, which he uses quite often for lighting, as we touched on above. Could this stem from his time working with Terrence Malick? Possibly, as Malick is very keen on this style and approach. In an article for the A.S.C., Lubezki quotes Malick:…act like a documentary filmmaker and come onto the locations and capture these ideas we’ve been talking about.After a successful collaboration on Birdman, Lubezki has teamed up once more with Alejandro Iñárritu for the The Revenant. In this trailer for the film from 20th Century Fox, we can clearly see Lubezki’s use of documentary style framing.Here is another great example of Lubezki using that documentary style camera work, except this time it’s for use in an iPad commercial entitled Your Verse. This clip is from Labhouse and Park Pictures.Long, Smooth, and Fluid MotionLubezki is no stranger to long takes. Well before Birdman came along, he developed the long intro for the film The Birdcage, which clocks in at over 2 minutes before a real visible cut is seen. Of course, with Lubezki it’s not just about the long take… it’s about the motion during that take, whether it’s a long take or not.For instance here is the “Coffee” scene from Birdman, where Lubezki and Iñárritu use fluid camera motion to ensure the audience is focused on the character speaking or the other character’s reaction. This video is courtesy of Movieclips Coming Soon.Lubezki had this to say about Birdman’s long takes:We added a couple of cuts, but the movements help get the audience into the world of the characters so the movie feels immersive and immediate. Again, using fluid motion and the long take, Lubezki and director Alfonso Cuaron seamlessly change the audience’s perspective from moment to moment and character to character. This intense opening sequence from Gravity is courtesy of Alexander Pavlichuk.Film as an Art FormFilm is without question an art form. That’s a given. But very rarely can you find a director and cinematographer combination that can generate and craft a series of images that can stand alone without the aid of large sections of dialogue. Malick and Lubeski have this ability, and by the looks of The Revenant trailer, Iñárritu and Lubezki have developed a very similar rapport.Allowing the imagery to guide the audience rather than the narrative dialogue is no easy task, but when it’s done well, it can be extremely powerful. Images that flow together much like a string of notes in a musical composition can sometimes elicit an emotional response more powerful than a line of dialogue. This is something that Lubezki knows well.The language of film is further and further away from the language of theater and is closer to music. It’s abstract but still narrative. Everything feels less rehearsed. It’s more experimental than classical.What are your thoughts on Emmanuel Lubezki? Has his work inspired you? Are there things about his work that you dislike? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Eduard Folayang thinks Shinya Aoki hardly improved ahead of ONE title rematch

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Folayang and Aoki have contrasting styles. The Filipino superstar is at his most dangerous when he’s on his feet while the Japanese legend made a name for himself as a grappling wizard.In their first bout, however, Folayang showed he can hang with Aoki’s vaunted ground game and pull off the big time upset with a third-round TKO victory to claim the lightweight crown for the first time in 2016.The 34-year-old Folayang, who is also on a three-match run, is determined to repeat over Aoki and put on a sterling show before the pre-dominantly Japanese crowd.“Of course I need to give a convincing victory — a different, creative, and innovative way to win the fight,” Folayang said.“If I pull that off, I think that is one of the best ways to capture the Japanese fanbase.”ADVERTISEMENT Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Aoki’s resurgence following two straight knockout losses to Folayang and Ben Askren has not gone unnoticed with many of his fellow ONE fighters convinced that he’s taken his game to a higher level after the pair of setbacks.But Folayang, the reigning lightweight champion, thinks otherwise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I think Shinya Aoki will use the same old approach inside the cage,” Folayang said.“Those who are commenting that his striking has improved may have not watched his previous fights carefully. If you would look at it, he clearly wants the fight to hit the ground as early as possible.” Ivana Agudo rises to the challenge for Lady Tamaraws ONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan—Shinya Aoki has been on a tear heading into his title rematch against Eduard Folayang in the main event of ONE: A New Era on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.Aoki is riding on a three-fight streak with all of his wins by stoppage in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director View commentslast_img read more

2019 Mini John Cooper Works launched in India, priced at Rs 43.5 lakh

first_imgThe BMW Group launched the 2019 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) in India today at a starting price of Rs 43.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Based on Mini 3-door hatch, the John Cooper Works facelift will be available at all MINI dealerships from June onwards as a Completely Built-Up Unit (CBU). It will be available in the country in 11 colour options — Chilli Red, Electric Blue, Emerald Grey, Melting Silver, Midnight Black, Pepper White, Solaris Orange, Starlight Blue, Thunder Grey, White Silver and the exclusive John Cooper Works Rebel Green.The 2019 Mini John Cooper Works facelift gets a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, TwinPower Turbo engine that makes 231 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed Sports Steptronic automatic transmission. It can make 0 to 100 kmph in 6.1 seconds.The front fascia of Mini John Cooper Works facelift gets a hexagonal radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern. It is flanked by LED headlamps, which are surrounded by LED DRLs that incorporate indicators as well. The hatchback comes with a front apron with air ducts; side sills and 17-inch JCW track spoke light alloy wheels in black. It also gets chrome plated double exhaust pipes.The interiors of the new Mini JCW feature premium seats with headrests in Carbon Black Dinamica Leather and red accents. It sports leather steering wheel, which comes with paddle shifters. The door sills have an integrated John Cooper Works badge. There is the MINI head-up display providing a plethora of information. The circular central instrument panel has a 6.5-inch display. The hatchback gets a standard Harman Kardon Hi-Fi audio system with 12 speakers and an 8-channel digital amplifier.advertisementWhen it comes to safety features, the 2019 Mini JCW hatch gets front and passenger airbags, brake assist, 3-point seat belts, dynamic stability control, crash sensor, ABS, cornering brake control and run-flat tyres, as standard. Also standard are park distant control and a rearview camera. There are three driving modes — MID, Sport and Green.ALSO READ | Cristiano Ronaldo is not the owner of Bugatti La Voiture NoireALSO READ | Suzuki Swift Sport Katana limited edition launched in the NetherlandsALSO READ | MG Hector to be unveiled in India on May 15, launch in June 2019last_img read more