Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop urges Episcopalians to embrace ‘Way of Love’ for…

first_img July 11, 2018 at 8:24 am Scroll down a bit. The video of the sermon is embedded in the article. By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 5, 2018 July 6, 2018 at 9:20 pm It’s included with the materials at the link, under the Way of Love tab: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/files/documents/wayoflove_brochure_spreads_english.pdf.I’m excited to start digging into this! Thank you, Bishop Curry, for providing guidance in spiritual training that’s accessible to everyone. Comments (5) July 6, 2018 at 1:55 pm Where would we obtain copies of the handout? Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 11, 2018 at 8:16 am Where can I find a link to watch or hear the sermon? Rector Tampa, FL Presiding Bishop urges Episcopalians to embrace ‘Way of Love’ for spiritual growth Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Grace Cangialosi says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Liturgy & Music, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivers a sermon at the opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church on July 5 included lively music in many styles, communion for thousands of people and a sermon by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calling on members of the Episcopal Church to embrace spiritual practices that can help lead them to a Jesus-centered life.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivers a sermon at the opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News ServiceCalled the “Way of Love,” the seven practices provide a Rule of Life that all Episcopalians are encouraged to adopt.Turn: Pause, listen and choose to follow Jesus.Learn: Reflect daily on scripture, especially the life and teachings of Jesus.Pray: Spend time with God in prayer every day.Worship: Gather in community for worship every week.Bless: Share one’s faith and find ways to serve other people.Go: Move beyond one’s comfort to witness to the love of God with words and actions.Rest: Dedicate time for restoration and wholeness.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Curry said that several months ago he had asked a group of bishops, clergy and laypeople to meet with him to explore how the church could move more deeply into being the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, a statement that has been the theme for his first three years as presiding bishop. He said he wanted to find a way to “help people throw themselves into the arms of Jesus.”That group concluded that the Episcopal Church did not need a new program but instead should call upon spiritual practices that for centuries have helped Christians draw closer to God. The result, the Way of Love, is an adaption of monastic traditions that Curry said would help church members “open up the soul and spirit.” Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 7, 2018 at 11:16 am What an awesome blessing Bishop Curry is to our church, and especially to serving JESUS. I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF A CHURCH THAT IS INCLUSIVE. ALSO, A CHURCH THAT SERVES THE NEEDS OF EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF THEIR SOCIAL STATUS, HOW THEY APPEAR, AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Nancy Brown says: He also encouraged everyone at General Convention to spend time meditating on the life and teachings of Jesus before they take action, including before speaking at a microphone.Volunteers handed out brochures describing the practices to people as they left the worship hall.Materials explaining the Way of Love have been posted on the Episcopal Church website.The text of Curry’s sermon is available here.– Melodie Woerman is director of communications for the Diocese of Kansas and is a member of the ENS General Convention reporting team. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 31:44 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release JOHN ANTHONY ARRIJURIA says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Matthew Davies says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention 2018, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Lauren Zook says: last_img read more

‘Live Between Buildings!’: New Vision of Loft 2 Competition En…

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMateusz MastalskiOfficeFollowOle Robin StorjohannOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingCopenhagenHousingResidentialDenmarkPublished on August 08, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “‘Live Between Buildings!’: New Vision of Loft 2 Competition Entry / Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann” 08 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Housing Denmark ‘Live Between Buildings!’: New Vision of Loft 2 Competition Entry / Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/412590/live-between-buildings-new-vision-of-loft-2-competition-entry-mateusz-mastalski-ole-robin-storjohann Clipboard ‘Live Between Buildings!’: New Vision of Loft 2 Competition Entry / Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin StorjohannSave this projectSave’Live Between Buildings!’: New Vision of Loft 2 Competition Entry / Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Mateusz Mastalski and Ole StorjohannWritten by Alison Furuto Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/412590/live-between-buildings-new-vision-of-loft-2-competition-entry-mateusz-mastalski-ole-robin-storjohann Clipboard Projects CopyMateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann shared with us their ‘Live Between Buildings!’ proposal for the New Vision of Loft 2 Competition organized by Fakro, which aims to create a new way of living in the city. Infills between existing buildings that consist almost entirely of Fakro window technology enable a life hyper-close to nature and city life, while on the same time exploiting the qualities of the already existing blind walls of the city. With minimal footprint and facade surface, but a maximum of living quality, the Live Between Buildings! project contributes to a denser, more sustainable city of the future. Save this picture!Courtesy of Mateusz Mastalski and Ole StorjohannA loft is a large, undivided floor or part of a floor of, usually, an industrial building. It is essentially an urban typology. But how can we find a new take on this typology? How to design a functional space full of natural light, using highly energy-efficient technology in order to create unconventional loft concepts, where light and space play a major role? That was the question posed by Fakro. Entrants were also asked to use at least 10 Fakro windows or other products in their designs. Save this picture!Courtesy of Mateusz Mastalski and Ole StorjohannAs Fakro is strengthening their global presence, the ‘Live Between Buildings!’ way of living is also going global. We have pinpointed some possible building sites in cities around the world. Using the different roofwindows available from Fakro, a wide variety of housing typologies are possible, thereby reacting to the context and culture of the specific urban setting. Save this picture!Courtesy of Mateusz Mastalski and Ole StorjohannThe images include various examples, showing both the range of possible typologies and the available interesting building gaps worldwide. Save this picture!Courtesy of Mateusz Mastalski and Ole StorjohannJury report:”The Jury appreciated the way the basic idea – creating small infill-dwellings in-between existing buildings – has been worked out in extended research, thus providing models for various housing types in different cities. The plan can be realized entirely out of roof windows (with some technical adjustments) and offers an innovative idea for using empty spaces in urban fabric. The possibility of shapes is endless. The project was very beautifully drawn and communicated on a single sheet, the section describing both the architectural idea and the exciting occupation of the proposed building.” Project gallerySee allShow less19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSmall Project Awards ExhibitEvent Sharelast_img read more

BIG and Carlo Ratti Associati Reveal Design for One of Singapo…

first_img BIG and Carlo Ratti Associati Reveal Design for One of Singapore’s Tallest Buildings “COPY” Projects CopyBjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have broken ground on 88 Market Street, a new skyscraper at the heart of Singapore’s business district. Transforming a site which was previously occupied by a parking structure from the 1980s, the 280-meter-tall building will include plentiful greenery both on its facades and internally. Inside, the building will include offices, 299 serviced residential units, and ancillary retail space.+ 15Save this picture!© BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsThe building’s key design move is in the vertical fins rising the height of the tower, which are pulled open at certain locations to expose the tropical vegetation inside the building. At the ground floor, visitors to the building will be met with a public “rainforest plaza” and park, featuring a number of “activity pockets” which provide space for fitness sessions, art installations, or other community events. This park will flow into the “city room,” a 19-meter-high entry space inside the tower which creates separate lobbies for the building’s offices and residential units, and also leads to the “food center” for shoppers and diners.Save this picture!© BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group”BIG’s design seeks to continue Singapore’s pioneering vertical urbanism with the 280m tall diverse community of places to work, live and play inside as well as outside,” said Bjarke Ingels. “At multiple elevations, the facade peels open to reveal urban oases for its users and the surrounding city – animating the elegant smoothness of modern architecture with the ubiquitous tropical nature.”Save this picture!© BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupThe residential units will be located in the lower 8 floors of the tower itself, while offices occupy the top 29 floors. Between the two are 4 floors of what the architects are calling the “Green Oasis”–a 30-meter high open landscaped area with interconnected levels forming a spiraling “botanical promenade,” providing viewpoints of both the Green Oasis itself and the city beyond.Save this picture!© BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group”In this building, green areas are made accessible to the public at different heights, allowing the city’s exuberance to extend throughout the entire tower,” explained Carlo Ratti. “Working in nature will be as essential to the experience of the building as the most advanced digital technologies, offering us a glimpse of tomorrow’s offices.”Save this picture!© BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group & VMW”As someone with Singaporean heritage, I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing evolution of architecture in Singapore – the home of tropical modernism,” added Brian Yang, a partner in charge of the project at BIG. “BIG’s design looks to further this local typology by distinctly yet seamlessly blending the contemporary high-rise with abundant greenery in-between the offices, residences, amenities and recreation spaces.”Save this picture!© BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupArchitectsBIG, Carlo Ratti AssociatiLocation88 Market St, SingaporeBIG Partners in ChargeBjarke Ingels, Brian YangBIG Project ManagerGünther WeberBIG Design LeadSong HeBIG Design TeamAime Desert, Aleksander Wadas, Aleksandra Domian, Alessandro Zanini, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Andrew Lo, Anke Kristina Schramm, Antonio Sollo, Augusto Lavieri Zamperlini, Bartosz Kobylakiewicz, Dalma Ujvari, David Schwarzman, David Vega y Rojo, Dimitrie Grigorescu, Dina Brændstrup, Dominika Trybe, Elise Cauchard, Eriko Maekawa, Espen Vik, Ewa Szajda, Filippo Lorenzi, Francisco Castellanos, Frederik Skou Jensen, Gabrielé Ubareviciute, Gorka Calzada Medina, Helen Chen, Hongduo Zhou, Jakub Wlodarczyk, Jonas Käckenmester, Julieta Muzzillo, Kirsty Badenoch, Luca Pileri, Luis Torsten Wagenführer, Lukas Kerner, Malgorzata Mutkowska, Maria Teresa Fernandez Rojo, Matilde Tavanti, Moa Carlsson, Niu Jing, Orges Guga, Patrycja Lyszczyk, Pedro Savio jobim Pinheiro, Philip Rufus Knauf, Praewa Samachai, Rahul Girish, Ramon Julio Muros Cortes, Rebecca Carrai, Roberto Fabbri, Ryohei Koike, Samuel Rubio Sanchez, Shuhei Kamiya, Sorcha Burke, Steen Kortbæk Svendsen, Szymon Kolecki, Talia Fatte, Teodor Fratila Cristian, Tore Banke, Ulla Hornsyld, Viktoria Millentrup, Vilius Linge, Vinish Sethi, Xin Su, Xinying Zhang, Zhen TongCRA Design TeamCarlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhausern, Saverio Panata (Project lead), Monika Love, Antonio Atripaldi, Andrea Giordano, Chiara de Grandi, Damiano Gui, Mariachiara Mondini, Andrea Pedrina, Andrea Riva3D VisualizationAlberto Bottero, Gary di Silvio, Gianluca ZimbardiConsultantsdotdotdot – Alessandro Masserdotti, Fabrizio Pignoloni, Gabriele GambottoOther collaboratorsRSP Architects, Dragages Singapore, BIG Ideas, BIG LandscapeClientCapitaLandArea93000.0 m2Project Year2021PhotographsBIG-Bjarke Ingels Group & VMW, Courtesy of BIG-Bjarke Ingels GroupArchitectsBjarke Ingels Group, Carlo Ratti AssociatiProject gallerySee allShow lessAmar de Lima Restaurant / BARCLAY&CROUSSE ArchitectureSelected ProjectsABAL House-Studio / Benítez González ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:88 Market St, SingaporeLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeBIGOfficeFollowCarlo Ratti AssociatiOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsBIGCarlo Ratti AssociatiSingaporePublished on February 12, 2018Cite: Rory Stott. “BIG and Carlo Ratti Associati Reveal Design for One of Singapore’s Tallest Buildings” 12 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream BIG and Carlo Ratti Associati Reveal Design for One of Singapore’s Tallest BuildingsSave this projectSaveBIG and Carlo Ratti Associati Reveal Design for One of Singapore’s Tallest BuildingsSave this picture!© BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group & VMWWritten by Rory Stott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888942/big-and-carlo-ratti-associati-reveal-design-for-one-of-singapores-tallest-buildings Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888942/big-and-carlo-ratti-associati-reveal-design-for-one-of-singapores-tallest-buildings Clipboard Singapore ArchDaily Apartmentslast_img read more

Big Oil is Manipulating the RIN Market

first_img In response to the release of the fifth white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Brian Jennings submitted comments showing how the RFS is working and Big Oil companies are desperate to repeal it so they can control the fuel market. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 29, 2013 Why the RFS was enacted and how EPA has implemented it: “The RFS wasn’t enacted by Congress to make life comfortable for oil companies or vertically-integrated food conglomerates who managed to operate quite comfortably before the RFS and continue to generate handsome profits today. The RFS was enacted to dramatically improve the way we produce and use transportation fuel, to reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, to create jobs, to reduce gas prices and greenhouse gases, and to spark innovation in new technologies. In its wisdom, Congress provided EPA with appropriate authority and flexibility to implement the RFS, and EPA has judiciously and exercised that authority.” Big Oil is Manipulating the RIN Market Home Energy Big Oil is Manipulating the RIN Market How the oil industry is manipulating the RIN market: “That oil companies are willing to pay $1 or more for a RIN, just to avoid buying ethanol at 70 cents per gallon less than gasoline and offering consumers safe, tested, and affordable blends such as E15 and E85, should tell Congress everything it needs to know about the RFS: it is needed now, more than ever. The lack of transparency in the RIN trading marketplace leaves open the possibility that unscrupulous traders or even oil companies could create skewed transactions for the purpose of manipulating the RIN market for financial gain or to make a political point. If Congress reduces or repeals the RFS, it rewards oil companies’ bad behavior, ensures they will control 90 percent or more of the gasoline market, and forces consumers to pay more for dirty fuel by restricting their access to more affordable and cleaner blends such as E15 and E85.” Jennings full comments can be read here. Brief excerpts are highlighted below. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana and National Crop Conditions Nearly SteadyNext articleNew Report Highlights Importance of Immigration Reform to Ag Gary Truitt With respect to a question from the Committee asking who is responsible for the rise in RIN prices: “The question isn’t what is responsible for the rise in RIN prices, rather, the questions are who is responsible for the rise in RIN prices and why. RIN prices have risen this year because oil companies don’t want to comply with the law.  While oil companies were reluctantly comfortable with 10 percent ethanol in all gasoline, they prefer to control the remaining 90 percent of the gasoline market by preventing the sale of E15 and other mid-and-high-level blends of ethanol called for under the RFS.”last_img read more

Victim Restitution- A Vanishing Point In Criminology

first_imgColumnsVictim Restitution- A Vanishing Point In Criminology Arpita Mohapatra & Yash Tiwari11 Feb 2021 5:14 AMShare This – x”Victimology must find fulfillment not through barbarity but by compulsory recoupment by the wrongdoer of the damage inflicted, not by giving more pain to the offender but by lessening the loss of the forlorn.” – Krishna Iyer J. in Maru Ram & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors[1]. The traditional methods of criminology have been unsuccessful in furthering the aims of…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”Victimology must find fulfillment not through barbarity but by compulsory recoupment by the wrongdoer of the damage inflicted, not by giving more pain to the offender but by lessening the loss of the forlorn.” – Krishna Iyer J. in Maru Ram & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors[1]. The traditional methods of criminology have been unsuccessful in furthering the aims of criminal justice. A shift from retribution to restitution began in the mid-1960s and gained momentum in the following decades. “Victim Restitution in Criminal Law Process: A Procedural Analysis” sums up the historical perspective of the concept of restitution in the following words: “Far from being a novel approach to sentencing, restitution has been employed as a punitive sanction throughout history. In ancient societies, before the conceptual separation of civil and criminal law, it was standard practice to require an offender to reimburse the victim or his family for any loss caused by the offense. The primary purpose of such restitution was not to compensate the victim, but to protect the offender from violent retaliation by the victim or the community.”[2] The jurisprudence that evolved over time created segregation between the civil and the criminal law and stereotyped compensation into a civil remedy within the domain of civil courts. However, in recent times, restitution, rehabilitation and assistance to the victims have witnessed a steady growth. Restitution, compensation and damages are the mechanisms devised by the Courts and the Legislature to empower the Compensatory jurisprudence. Restitution is a court ordered payment from a convicted offender, whereas, compensation is a government program that pays the victim where the compensation is not fully available or recoverable from the perpetrator. According to, Duties of frontline professionals towards securing justice for victims: a manual , in the event that the offender cannot be traced or identified, the victim may make an application to the DLSA/SLSA for compensation and adequate compensation must be granted within two months. Restitution is ordered by a criminal court after the offender has been found guilty. Civil damages are ordered in a lawsuit in a civil court. Victims of crime can obtain both restitution and civil damages. A victim of crime is one who triggers the criminal process. A “victim” according to S.2 (wa) of Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.P.C) is defined as a person who has suffered any loss or injury caused by reason of the act or omission for which the accused person has been charged and the expression victim includes his or her guardian or legal heir. The Delhi High Court, in the landmark judgement of Karan v. NCT of Delhi[3] has devised a formula of Victim Impact Report (VIR) to determine the quantum of compensation to the victim in conjunction with the paying capacity of the accused. The VIR is to be filed by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) in every criminal case after conducting a summary inquiry. After the conviction of the accused, the trial Court shall direct the accused to file the affidavit of his assets and income within 10 days. Thereafter, a summary inquiry is conducted to ascertain the impact of crime on the victim, the expenses incurred on prosecution as well as the paying capacity of the accused. If the accused does not have the capacity to pay the compensation or the compensation awarded against the accused is not adequate for the rehabilitation of the victim, the Court shall invoke s.357A of the Cr.P.C to recommend the case to DSLSA to award compensation from the Victim Compensation Fund under the Delhi Victims Compensation Scheme, 2018. This format of Victim Impact Report (VIR) has been developed as against the Victim Impact Statement (VIS), which is an instrument of victim participation that allows victims to directly address the court in its own words as to how the crime impacted them. It allows the victim to come to terms with the offence and makes the offender perceive and realize the impact of crime on the victims. In countries like the United States, the judges may use this information to determine an offender’s sentence; a parole board may use this to decide whether to grant parole and what conditions to impose in releasing an offender. Fortunately, VIS which has also been suggested by the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Law is not widely recognized in India, as it does not focus upon victim rehabilitation rather diverts the attention more towards the accused. It also adds to the workload of already overburdened courts, whereas, VIR shifts the burden upon the DSLSA of conducting the inquiry and submitting the report. Another major drawback of VIS is that it fosters different punishment for the same offence based on the impact it has on the victim. Although section 357 of Cr.P.C provides the Courts with the power to award compensation to the victim both, out of the sentence of fine and exclusive of the sentence of fine imposed on the accused the application of the same has been very limited. In Hari Singh v. Sukhbir Singh & Ors[4]. the Supreme Court lamented the failure of Courts in awarding compensation to the victims in terms of S.357 (1) of the Cr.P.C. The Court recommended to all courts to exercise the power available under S.357 liberally, to meet the ends of justice. Cut to the judgement of Ankush Shivaji Gaikwad v. State of Maharashtra[5] in 2013, where although the Court held that the lower courts must apply judicial mind and record reasons for passing, or not passing orders pertaining to the use of S.357- effectively making its application mandatory, did not grant compensation to the victim. There are several constraints that the lower courts face while applying S.357 as it allows them to issue orders for only such compensation as otherwise recoverable in a civil court. According to the 41st report of The Law Commission of India, the significance of the requirement that compensation should be recoverable in Civil Court is that the act which constitutes the offence in question should also be a tort. Secondly, the compensation can only be paid out of the amount of fine recovered. It can in no case exceed the amount of fine. Thirdly, there is no scheme of interim compensation under S.357, as S.357 (2) clearly declares that if the fine is imposed in a case which is subject to appeal, no such payment shall be made before the period allowed for presenting the appeal has elapsed ,or, if an appeal be presented, before the decision of the appeal. Fourthly, compensation can be ordered only if the accused is convicted and sentenced, although to tackle that S.357A was introduced by amendment in 2009, where the court will direct the State to pay the compensation in cases of acquittal or discharge or where the compensation by the accused is not adequate for such rehabilitation. Justice R.L. Narasimham, member of 42nd Law Commission recommended deletion of S.545 (Now S.357 in the Code of 1973) of Cr.P.C and insertion of a new section in Indian Penal code as he found the section unsatisfactory because compensation can be given only in money to the injured party and there is no provision for direct reparation for harm caused. Secondly, the procedure involved in the section is circuitous, dilatory, expensive, and caused much harassment to the injured complainant. Lastly, it does not cover cases of those accused persons who are not able to pay the fine. However, the contribution of the landmark verdict of Karan v. NCT of Delhi [6]and Kirti v. Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.[7] to the compensatory jurisprudence will be unparalleled. In the case of Kirti v. Oriental Insurance Company Ltd[8], Justice N.V. Ramana while disposing of an appeal arising out of a motor accident compensation claim summarized his opinion regarding the calculation of notional income for homemakers and the grant of future prospects with respect to them for the purposes of compensation. “It is a recognition of the multitude of women who are engaged in this activity, whether by choice or as or as a result of social/ cultural norms. It signals to the society at large that the law and the Courts of the Land believe in the value of labor, services and sacrifices of homemakers. It is an acceptance of the idea that these activities contribute in a very real way to the economic condition of the family, the economy of the nation, regardless of the fact that it may have been traditionally excluded from economic analyses.” In another progressive move in Suresh v. State of Haryana[9], the Supreme Court interpreted Section 357 of Cr.P.C, to include interim compensation also. The Court observed that, “It is the duty of the courts, on taking cognizance of a criminal offence, to ascertain whether there is tangible material to show commission of crime, whether the victim is identifiable and whether the victim of crime needs immediate financial relief. On being satisfied on an application or on its own motion, the Court ought to direct grant of interim compensation, subject to final compensation being determined later. Such duty continues at every stage of a criminal case where compensation ought to be given and has not been given, irrespective of the application by the victim. Gravity of offence and need of victim are some of the guiding factors to be kept in mind, apart from such other factors as may be found relevant in the facts and circumstances of an individual case.” A crime is deemed to be an offence against the society and the de-humanized system that imparts justice reduces the victim to any other piece of evidence. According to, Duties of frontline professionals towards securing justice for victims: a manual[10], in Hobbesian terminology, the Leviathan fails the victims twice: first in failing to secure their life, liberty and property from the transgressions of another and in the second instance failing to fully and completely restore the victims to their rightful position. It is pertinent that the jurisprudence ameliorates the balance between the rights of the victim and the deterrence that the society seeks to create because criminal justice system is meant for doing justice to all – the accused, the society and the victim. Views are personal.(Arpita Mohapatra is a Law student at Pune University & Yash Tiwari is a Law graduate) [1] AIR 1980 SC 2147 [2] Harvard law Review, Victim Restitution in Criminal Law Process: A Procedural Analysis, Vol.97, no.4, 1984 [3] [2020] DLT 352. [4] (1988) 4 SCC 551. [5] (2013) 6 SCC 770. [6] Ibid at 4. [7] LL (2021) SC 2 [8] Supra [9] (2015) 2 SCC 227. [10] Ibid at 3. 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

Spring Statement: Hammond reveals where taxpayers’ billions are being spent on extra homes

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Spring Statement: Hammond reveals where taxpayers’ billions are being spent on extra homes previous nextHousing MarketSpring Statement: Hammond reveals where taxpayers’ billions are being spent on extra homesChancellor updates Parliament on government’s plans to build 300,000 homes every year by the mid 2020s.Nigel Lewis13th March 201801,428 Views Philip Hammond updated MPs during his Spring Statement today about the government’s progress towards building more homes in the UK and revealed where and how part of the £44 billion committed to the effort is now being spent.This includes £4.1 billion being distributed to 44 “forward thinking” local authorities via the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to help build more homes, and that £220 million is to be spent on supporting small house builders.Also, London is to have £1.67 billion to spend on 27,000 additional affordable homes by 2020/21.First time buyersThe Chancellor also said that 60,000 first time buyers had been helped on to the property ladder so far by his Stamp Duty changes in last year’s Autumn Budget, which abolished the duty for homes bought by first timers under £300,000.Philip Hammond also referred to the work of Oliver Letwin MP, who is leading a government investigation into why it takes so long for homes to be built.House building delaysIn a letter deposited in the Commons Library, he reveals that his initial investigations blames the ‘build out’ stage rather than land banking, which many affordable homes campaigners believe is the real culprit.Instead, Letwin says limited availability of skilled labour, building supplies and capital plus poor logistics, uncooperative utility companies, the challenges of sorting out contaminated land and the slow provision of local transport infrastructure may be to blame.Letwin also suggests that many new homes are not released for sale even though they have been completed for fear of over-supplying the market and reducing prices, and giving competitor developers in the area a chance to compete on price and housing size or style.He also questions whether large sites, which enable developers to control local markets for new-builds, are as good for the housing market as small sites developed by small and medium-size builders.‘Missed a trick’ –  Cater Jonas“It is encouraging to hear in the Spring Statement that 60,000 first time buyers have benefited from the Stamp Duty relief announced in the autumn; however, this hasn’t as yet had a positive effect on transaction volumes, which is what the market needs,” says Rory O’Neill, Head of Residential, Carter Jonas (pictured, left).“More needs to be done to alleviate the exorbitant costs of buying a property in order to restore market balance. We continue to question where the support lies for second-steppers – many of whom are desperate to graduate out of their starter home and into a grown-up property.“They constitute the increasingly squeezed middle class, and we hope that a proportion of the much-needed new homes that Hammond continues to pledge will be adequately sized and ring-fenced for these forgotten home-owners looking to secure enough space in which to bring up a family.“The Chancellor has potentially missed a trick in failing to incentivise empty-nesters and prospective downsizers, many of whom retain their four and five-bedroom homes without filling them, at the expense of the second-steppers’ ability to upsize. While the supply of new homes needs to be increased, we also need to better allocate the homes already in existence.”‘Positive news’ – Kay & Co“So, we spring into the house buying season with no significant setbacks from the government,” says Martin Bikhit (pictured, right), Managing Director of Kay & Co.“This is positive news for both buyers, sellers and the industry as a whole.  Economic conditions are showing some improvement, and the sun usually brings the buyers out, so we are ready to greet the season with optimism.“Philip Hammond promised no red box, no official document, no spending increases, no tax changes. No other economy makes hundreds of tax changes twice a year, and neither should we, he said. For once, a politician is sticking to his word.”Oliver Letwin Philip Hammond housing new build affordable homes Spring Statement March 13, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


first_imgSt. Vincent has signed a management agreement to operate Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Indiana. As part of the agreement, the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Daviess will be associates of St. Vincent. The agreement goes into effect April 10, replacing the hospital’s current management agreement with another organization.Tracy Conroy has accepted the position of CEO and will assume this new role in April. Tracy most recently served as Director of Operations for Tri State Community Clinics. Prior to that she was Director of Clinical Services for The Village at Hamilton Pointe, and also served as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital for 11 years.Mandy Rodewald will serve as Interim CFO in April. Mandy currently serves as the Controller and Director of Accounting for Daviess Community Hospital. Prior to joining Daviess in 2013, Mandy served in various Finance roles at St. Mary’s Health, which now goes by the name St. Vincent.The agreement does not involve the purchase of assets, and both systems will remain independent while working collaboratively with physicians, clinicians and other providers delivering care for Washington and the surrounding area.In August 2015, the health systems began working together through a clinical affiliation to implement clinical pathways and protocols for enhanced patient care and improved care coordination. Specialty services such as urology, nephrology, and coordinated perinatal and trauma care were added to the Daviess County area.“This new management agreement continues to strengthen our commitment to providing local access and exceptional care to Daviess County,” said Dan Parod, Interim President of St. Vincent Evansville. “St. Vincent and Daviess Community Hospital continue to work together to seek innovations in care, improve quality and provide greater access to the services Daviess County residents tell us they need.”“The DCH Board of Governors continuously looks for ways to improve our community’s access to the highest quality healthcare and to ensure our staff has all the resources they need to provide the best care possible,” said Daron Steiner, President – Board of Governors of Daviess Community Hospital. “By working more closely with the St. Vincent organization, DCH will be very well prepared to do both.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgWHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?We are asking our readers to “like us” on Facebook and encourage friends and family to do so, as well? Our next IS IT TRUE will be posted on this coming Friday?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll”:Do you feel Council should spend $16 million dollars to renovate North Main area?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img


first_imgLET’S FIX THAT By George Lumley, CPAQUESTIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATESWith the city election coming up does the Evansville electorate care about the knowledge, beliefs, and willingness to lead of the candidates, or is the election just a popularity contest? I thought running a city with a $300 million plus annual combined budget would require a very mature, knowledgeable and skilled group of people. However, with my recent introduction to Evansville’s government, I feel that I am back in junior high. The cliques, better-than-everyone-else attitude, secret note passing, private clubs and rumormongering seem to thrive among the elected and appointed. You say “ewe” can’t change city hall; I say, let’s fix that by electing leaders instead of sheep that follow blindly because they know no better.It is easy to get candidates to speak in general terms as to items that have been in the news. Ask a candidate about a specific project: Do you support the new downtown hotel? The answer will be some general justification: We need to focus on saving our downtown and revitalizing the inner-city. When asked if it will be a big success and profitable venture, they quickly respond: Oh yes, with all the downtown improvements like the convention center, Ford Center, and medical school coming, it will be a big success and highly profitable. Then you ask something a little more complicated: If it will be so profitable, why do you think the private investors pulled their money out of the project, not wanting to risk anything? Then you get the deer-in-the-headlights look, and the candidate is quickly moving to other issues. They don’t even give you the opportunity to ask the really complicated analogy: If it is a 60 million dollar project and the city puts in 25 million as a gift and the other 35 million is a bank loan – isn’t this like filing a bankruptcy reorganization and getting rid of 25 million in debts and equity before the venture even gets started? Why is it a good project for us when we did not even leverage a few private dollars?I was conversing with one candidate and asked for a position on the blight. The response was that he/she didn’t have one – the blight was not an issue at the primary and he/she really didn’t have any interest in it. Wow – so much for getting any details on fighting blight, demolitions, and land banking. I asked the candidate what his/her focus was, and the candidate said it was finance; the budget was out of control and needed to be balanced. I asked how he/she would balance the budget and they looked at me like, well stupid, raise revenues and cut expenses of course. Ok, what revenues are you going to raise and what expenses are you going to cut? Again, the deer-in-the-headlights look.Not one that gives up easily, I thought I would try again with something pertinent to the zombie house cause that I am currently working on. At issue is the fact that money Evansville has received in grants and appropriated out of local funds for the demolition of residential zombie houses is being spent on other things.Some, like the Director of Department of Metropolitan Development, don’t see this as an issue. He told me that not taking out 50 houses five years ago under a grant did not cause the blight problem we have today. Well it did not cause the problem but it sure has contributed to the continued spread. Zombie houses are like apples – one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. If each zombie house contributed to spoiling just one more each year, that would mean that not taking out these fifty houses created 1550 just five years later. With one zombie house nearby, property values drop – no one really knows how much, because there are no longer any sales. No one wants to buy close to the zombie house. Zombie houses kill the value of a neighborhood.Besides the grants, the county has appropriated funding for direct demolitions out of the riverboat fund. Appropriated means that the city council has by law (ordinance) agreed to allow the citizens’ funds to be spent for a particular purpose. The council has appropriated between $500,000 and $1,000,000 per year in the last 4 years out of the riverboat fund to be spent on direct residential demolition expenses. Most funds have been spent, but not for residential demolitions as the ordinance (law) requires. For example: In 2014, the city financial statement shows $640,000 to be spent for demolition out of the riverboat funds; however, records obtained through a public access request from the Building Commission show that the city only spent $346,000 on actual residential demolitions. I have not been granted access to additional records yet, but I suspect the additional charges were not legal expenditures of this fund.We have the same problem in 2015. Although not yet provided access to the actual billings of what the expenditures were for, I was able to ascertain that in the first six months of 2015, significant amounts that are not residential demolition expense are being charged or hidden in this riverboat account. Just to make sure other expenses were not allowed by the council, I attended the joint finance committee and a regular city council meeting, and they clarified that only the direct demolition expenses were to be charged to this account.Four items of expense that I could identify without the detailed records were related to a grant for taking down houses in the flood plains. According to the Courier and Press coverage, all of the expenses for the program were to be covered by the grant. So why was approximately $15,000 charged to the riverboat demolitions and not the grant fund. Was this poor accounting or creative accounting to take from this fund while leaving the $15,000 floating in the grant fund to be claimed as “found” money and used for special interest projects?This sounded like a good question for a candidate. So I asked the next candidate I saw: There is an appropriation in the riverboat fund for paying for demolition of zombie houses. The council clarified that only direct demolition costs are to be charged to that fund. Things other than direct demolition are being charged, specifically grant expenditures, that may be illegal expenditures out of the riverboat fund – what do you think about that? Another deer in the headlights.This candidate emailed me the next day with what they apparently considered a better answer. The following is most of what was said:“I am not aware of any misappropriations in the city budget nor do I suspect any. The IN State Board of Accounts has reviewed the city books and given the city of Evansville a clean bill of health. The city also has an excellent credit rating. The Mayor prepares the budget and city council approves it and sometimes approves transfer of funds. I would encourage you to speak with Mayor Winnecke or the City Controller , Russ Lloyd, Jr. to answer any questions you have regarding the city budget. Additionally, Kelley Coures as head of DMD is the appropriate person to answer any questions regarding federal funds and blight elimination. He has been a great wealth of information for the candidates and I am sure would be available to any citizen.”Please people, vote for candidates willing to discuss the issues in depth while displaying that they have the knowledge to lead and not just follow like sheep to slaughter. The election is not a junior high popularity contest, and I hope you are not playing follow the leader but asking questions and making mature decisions. Ask your candidate about why money available for demolition of zombie houses is being spent on other things, and what does he/she intend to do about it? Why do we need to spend millions of dollars for a land bank now if we have not been spending everything appropriated to fighting blight in the recent past?FOOTNOTE: George Lumley is a CPA and a past employee of the Indiana State Board of Account.  Mr. Lumley is becoming well known and respected for his outstanding work on “Blight Property” issues.  Mr. Lumley as taken to task officials in the DMD because of the decisions that they are making to fund “Blight” programs are missing their intended mark significantly.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more