School Owner Not To Be Released If Still In Custody : Delhi HC Orders On Police Plea Against Bail In Delhi Riots Case

first_imgNews UpdatesSchool Owner Not To Be Released If Still In Custody : Delhi HC Orders On Police Plea Against Bail In Delhi Riots Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Jun 2020 8:38 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice in a plea moved by Delhi Police seeking cancellation of bail granted to school owner Faizal Farooq -owner of Rajadhani and Victoria Public Schools – who was arrested for alleged involvement in Delhi riots. While issuing notice, the Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait noted that if the accused has not been released, he shall remain…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 Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice in a plea moved by Delhi Police seeking cancellation of bail granted to school owner Faizal Farooq -owner of Rajadhani and Victoria Public Schools – who was arrested for alleged involvement in Delhi riots. While issuing notice, the Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait noted that if the accused has not been released, he shall remain in custody till further orders.During the proceedings, there arose a controversy as to the appearance of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, after Rahul Mehtra, Standing Counsel (Crime) for Delhi Government objected to the same. This led to the Solicitor General withdrawing his name from the petition “out of disgust”.The matter was renotified at 2.30 PM to resolve the issue as to appearance.At 2.30 PM, ASG Aman Lekhi appeared and Amit Chadha,  APP appeared in place of Rahul Mehra, and made a joint request for adjournment to resolve the issue.Posting the matter to June 23 at joint request, the bench ordered notice to the respondent, and directed :”Till further order, if the respondent/accused, pursuant to order dated 20.06.2020 is still in custody, he shall not be released”. On June 20, ASJ Karkardooma had granted bail to Faizal Farooq who was arrested for allegedly participating in the Delhi Riots, after noting that his own properties were damaged during the said riots. While granting bail, the court had rejected Delhi Police’s argument which stated that the applicant has terror links as he was constantly being in touch with the members of Popular Front of India, Pinjra Tod Group and members of Jamia Millia Islamia. The court further had noted that there’s nothing on record to suggest, prima facie, that the applicant was even present at the scene of occurrence when the riots were taking place. The court had also taken note of the fact that the FIR on the complaints raised by the applicant against the damages caused to the schools owned by him were not registered by the police till March 05. It was further observed by the court that the CCTV footage doesn’t show the presence of the applicant at the scene of occurrence at the time when the riots were taking place. While holding that the so called offending materials recovered from the terrace of the applicant’s school after 16 days of the incident cannot be attributed to the applicant, the court had observed that the applicant had himself made as many as 6 calls on 24.02.2020 to the police about damage to his school but the IO did not collect the PCR forms of the said calls.  Click here to download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

HMS Ocean Expected in Sunderland

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sunderland Share this article Authorities View post tag: europe May 1, 2015 View post tag: HMS Oceancenter_img View post tag: Naval HMS Ocean Expected in Sunderland Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Ocean Expected in Sunderland View post tag: News by topic The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean will sail into Sunderland at approximately 3pm on Friday, May 1 for a five day visit.She will be berthed at the Port of Sunderland’s Corporation Quay.HMS Ocean is visiting Sunderland for an affiliation visit and to exercise its right to the Freedom of the City by parading through the streets on Saturday, May 2.From 11am on Saturday more than 300 officers and ratings from Sunderland’s adopted warship will parade through the city centre.The ship will be open to the public on Sunday, May 3 and on Monday, May 4.Also on Sunday, May 3 members of the ships’s crew are taking part in the Sunderland Half Marathon.HMS Ocean will depart on Tuesday, May 5.[mappress mapid=”15836″]Image: Royal Navylast_img read more

Double Ratchet Found in ATP Synthase

first_imgATP synthase, the rotary engine in all living things, has another trick in its design specs: a ratcheting mechanism that improves the efficiency of ATP synthesis.  ATP is the “energy currency” of cellular life, so the efficiency of production of ATP is of vital importance.  (For background and animation, see CMI article.)    Three European scientists, reporting in PNAS,1 used quantum mechanical approaches to study the energy flow during production of ATP in the beta subunits (the active sites of the motor-driven enzyme).  The alpha subunit rotates like a waterwheel (12/22/2003), engaging a camshaft called the gamma subunit.  Three ATP are formed in the beta portion for each 360° cycle.  That results in one ATP for each 120 degrees of rotation: “There are three active sites at which the reaction may take place and these are subject to conformational changes during the revolving cycle,” they explained (a conformational change indicates moving parts).  Hints that more was going on each 1/3 turn were brought to light when other researchers noticed slight pauses at 90° and 30°.    The authors found two transition states within the 120° motion that favor the reaction one way, like a ratchet.  The first of these transition states occurs via a double proton transfer.  The second occurs via a conformational change as the third phosphate ion bonds with oxygen on ADP (adenosine diphosphate), forming ATP (adenosine triphosphate).  “These two TSs [transition states] are concluded crucial for ATP synthesis,” they said.  They found that as the enzyme progresses into these states, energy barriers are set up that block the reverse direction, just like a ratchet on a tool.  “This change could indicate a ‘ratchet’ mechanism for the enzyme to ensure efficacy of ATP synthesis by shifting residue conformation and thus locking access to the crucial TSs.”2    It’s “demanding” to study these machines.  “The complex function of ATP synthase makes this enzyme special compared to many other enzymes and makes computational investigation challenging,” they said.  Many other teams study these amazing molecular machines, and a full understanding of the reaction mechanism awaits elucidation, but the authors felt “we have shown how the positions of alpha-S344 and alpha-R373 [two amino acid residues in the active site] may drastically influence the rate and, in this way, attenuate the reversal of these reaction steps.”    Since ATP synthase is known to permit both synthesis and hydrolysis of ATP, (i.e., the motor is reversible), it will be interesting to see if the ratchets have some kind of clutch mechanism to favor hydrolysis under certain conditions.  For more on ATP synthase, see 09/22/2010, 08/04/2010, 01/07/2010, 05/25/2009, 03/27/2008, and 08/10/2004, or search on “ATP synthase” in the search bar above.1.  Tamás Beke-Somfai, Per Lincoln, and Bengt Nordén, “Double-lock ratchet mechanism revealing the role of [alpha]SER-344 in F0F1 ATP synthase,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print March 7, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1010453108.2.  The authors measured energy barriers of 43 kJ/mol and 40 kJ/mol in the two transition state ratchets.Over the last eight years of reports on ATP synthase in these pages, the trend has been to find more and more detail supporting efficient design, and less and less credibility these molecular rotary engines could have evolved by chance.  Remember that they are vital to every living cell – even primitive bacteria.  Now we see that individual amino acid positions in the active site are critical.  Even “point mutations of alpha-S347Q and alpha-S347A have dramatic effects on ATP synthase function both for synthesis and hydrolysis,” they said, pointing out that one known mutation reduces function and another disables it altogether.  No wonder these amazing machines are “highly conserved” (unevolved) in all domains of life.    The authors did not mention evolution except for one quick stink bomb, “Performing this reaction efficiently is likely a key biochemical reason for the early evolutionary development of the enzyme complex, so understanding the detailed catalytic steps is most desirable.”  What?  The need for efficiency somehow caused accidents to occur that “developed,” in some blind, unguided way, this finely-tuned, multi-part, 100% efficient engine beyond human capability to manufacture?  “Evolutionary development” is an oxymoron, like blind guide.  Let’s repair the sentence: “Performing this reaction efficiently is likely a key biochemical reason for the original design of the enzyme complex, so understanding the detailed catalytic steps is most praiseworthy.”  Ah, much better.(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Shortlist for SA’s top literary awards announced

first_img19 May 2014 South Africa’s literary world gathered in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley over the weekend for the annual Franschhoek Literary Festival, the highlight of the local books calendar. This year, 169 authors entertained thousands of visitors at talks and discussions, readings and workshops leading up to the highlight of the festival, the announcement of the Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlisted nominees. Taking place at an invitation-only cocktail party at Allora Ristorante Classico on Saturday evening, it was the place to see and be seen. The canapes were good, the wine warming and the guests in fine fettle. The weather was the only Grinch at the party, settling in coldly around the shoulders and ears. From 50 books on the long-list, just 10 were selected for the shortlist – five in each category. These are the Alan Paton Award and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. “The shortlists acknowledge the work of South African authors who have produced outstanding writing,” Sunday Times books editor Ben Williams told the audience. “This year’s non-fiction shortlist features a host of ‘state of the nation books’ in competition with literary biography and investigations into South Africa’s past while the fiction shortlist contains an interesting mix of different genres, including historical fiction, and, in one novel, both speculative fiction and crime. “It is not going to be an easy task selecting the respective winners.” This year is the 25th anniversary of the Alan Paton Award, awarded annually to a book that presents, in the words of the criteria, “the illumination of truthfulness, especially those forms of it that are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power; compassion, elegance of writing, and intellectual and moral integrity”. The criteria for the Fiction Prize require that the winning book should be “a novel of rare imagination and style, evocative, textured and a tale so compelling as to become an enduring landmark of contemporary fiction”. Annari van der Merwe, the chairperson of Fiction Prize judging panel and founding publisher of Kwela Books and Umuzi, said: “The picture of our society that emerges from this year’s submissions for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize is not a cheerful one; however, we feel that there are some exceptional books in the running this year. “The novels on the long list explore practically every pressing social ill – corruption, greed, violence, drug addiction, alcoholism, the rape and abuse of women and children, the plight of minorities. By and large, the novels were well-designed and we were also struck by the generally high quality of the technical editing. Judging an award of this calibre is no easy task.”The shortlist The overall winners of both awards will be announced in Johannesburg on 28 June. The shortlisted books for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction are: A Rumour of Spring: South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy by Max du PreezMy Second Initiation: The Memoir of Vusi Pikoli by Vusi Pikoli and Mandy WienerPortrait of a Slave Society: The Cape of Good Hope 1717-1795 by Karel SchoemanThe Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A Social History by Elizabeth van HeyningenRichard Rive: a Partial Biography by Shaun Viljoen The first Franschhoek Literary Festival took place in 2007 with two main objectives: The Shining Girls by Lauren BeukesFalse River by Dominic BothaPenumbra by Songeziwe MahlanguThe Spiral House by Claire RobertsonWolf Wolf by Eben Venter The shortlisted books for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize are: The annual festival runs from Friday to Sunday during the third weekend in May, preceded by the Book Week for Young Readers. The events take place in village venues within a few minutes’ walk of each other – helping to create a vibrant ambience in streets buzzing with book-lovers and book sellers. Restaurants are full and there is chatter in the streets and lanes. The emphasis is on informal discussions and spirited debates between several writers with a chairperson, or one-on-one conversations, and occasional talks, explain the organisers. Starting at 10am and ending at 5pm, up to eight one-hour events run concurrently with half an hour between each. Fringe events include literary and publishers’ dinners, book launches, writing workshops, a school spelling bee, wine writers’ prizes and classical music concerts. One of the main reasons for starting the festival in 2007 was to encourage a culture of reading in the Franschhoek valley, add the organisers. Each seat sold makes a contribution “to the great cause of creating confident readers”. Among other measures, the FLF Library Fund donates books to schools and creches and has a librarian who helps run these libraries. “Weekly visits to the upgraded school libraries by all classes for storytelling and to borrow books, as well as the excitement of author visits during the Book Week for Young Readers, are already improving local reading levels.” To bring together a broad cross-section of mostly South African English-speaking writers and a few distinguished authors from overseas, aiming to present quality events that inspire and inform; andTo raise funds for local community and school libraries, for which the FLF Library Fund was established.last_img read more

No use of UDRS during India-West Indies series

first_imgThe controversial Umpire Decision Review System will not be in place in the forthcoming series between India and the West Indies after the BCCI has convinced its Caribbean counterparts against the use of technology during the entire tour.The implementation of UDRS in a bilateral series is the prerogative of the home board but the powerful BCCI, who has opposed the system from the onset, has forced the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to do away with it in the series, which starts with a T20 International here on Saturday.A WICB spokesperson confirmed that UDRS will not be used in the one-off Twenty20 match, five ODIs or for that matter in the three upcoming Test matches.Incidentally, UDRS was used when Pakistan toured the Caribbean recently.India has been a staunch critic of UDRS ever since Sachin Tendulkar went public with his disapproval of the system in Sri Lanka a couple of years ago. .Just before the World Cup, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni too gave his thumbs down to the system.”I don’t support the UDRS as you have two gentlemen standing as umpires on the field, who are professionals. They also have the support of the third umpire. Referral system, I personally believe is not a cent per cent thing. I am not going to buy a life jacket that doesn’t come with a warranty,” he had said.The last straw for India, perhaps, was the World Cup league match against England in Ahmedabad.In the 25th over of the England innings, Dhoni sought the help of UDRS when on-field umpire turned down a lbw appeal against Ian Bell off Yuvraj Singh.advertisementThe technology clearly showed that Bell was out as the ball was going to hit the middle stump, yet, strangely, the third umpire ruled in favour of the batsman because the distance between the wicket and point of impact was more than 2.5 metres.last_img read more

Spain vs Netherlands: La Roja seek win in World Cup deja-vu

first_imgNetherlands will be eager to avenge their World Cup finals defeat as they take on Spain in Group B tie on Saturday.There will be no love lost between Spain and Netherlands, two of the biggest names in football, as they lock horns for their Group B clash in the FIFA World Cup on Saturday.Netherlands will be looking to avenge their 2010 World Cup finals defeat while Spain will be eyeing a deja-vu of the match result, last time these two met in the tournament.But, a lot has changed since Netherlands 0-1 loss to Spain in the final four years ago. La Roja, attempting to become the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil 52 years ago (1962), are not the same side anymore.Last year Spain were beaten 0-3 by Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, which could be a sign the reign of Spain is over.Spain coach Vincente del Bosque selected a total of 16 players from the 2010 squad. With an average age of 28 years and 91 days, the Spanish squad is one of the oldest at the World Cup.On the other hand, Netherlands’ squad is one of the youngest of the tournament, with an average age of 26 years and 170 days. Only seven players were already present four years ago: Nigel de Jong, Wesley Sneijder, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and reserve keeper Michel Vorm.After the early exit at Euro 2012, Netherlands new coach Louis van Gaal decided to inject young blood in their old and tiring squad by selecting many players of the Dutch Eredivisie. But, his biggest – yet to be proven greatest – contribution to the national team came with the implementation of a new tactical formation of 3-5-2 which suits their star players Robben, van Persie and Sneijder best.advertisementThe new formation will provide Netherlands more defensive security and the front three more or less will have a free role.Though Vincente Del Bosque chose against disclosing his team’s formation for the grueling tie, he has no reason to deviate from the 4-3-3 formation that has won Spain three consecutive major tournaments. He will probably start with Diego Costa as central forward.Despite all the previous facts and shrewd locker room discussions, if these two footballing giants intend to win this tie, it’ll ultimately have to be on the pitch where the ‘nerves of steel’ will be put to test. So, will the Dutchmen succeed in burying the ghosts of their past and embark on an ideal start against their old foe, or La Roja will come out shining once again to prove their critics wrong?Probable Line-up(from):Netherlands(5-3-2): Jasper Cillessen; Daryl Janmaat, Ron Vlaar, Stefan de Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi, Daley Blind, Jonathan de Guzman, Wesley Sneijder, Nigel de Jong; Robin van Persie, Arjen RobbenSpain(4-3-3): Iker Casillas; Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Xavi; David Silva, Diego Costa, Andres Iniestalast_img read more

10 days agoEx-Liverpool keeper Adam Bogdan explains AIK trials

first_imgEx-Liverpool keeper Adam Bogdan explains AIK trialsby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan is trialling with AIK.The Hungary international, 32, has been a free agent since leaving the Reds last summer.He told Sportbladet: “Of course, it’s very interesting. This is a huge club. I have done my research and really understand how big it is,.”A club that is top class and one of the biggest teams in Sweden. People all over Europe know about AIK and they have played a part in Europe in recent years. “So I’m going to train here for a week. Then we’ll see. What do I have and what does AIK have for me?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

A few months back at the request of several reade

first_imgA few months back, at the request of several readers, I put together a list of history books. This week I’d like to broaden that a bit and list a number of books that are not terribly well-known, but which are important. There is a wide variety of books on this list, but they are all unique and well-worth reading. Listen Little Man!, by Wilhelm Reich. The next time you have a nasty day and want to shake the world by the lapels and scream into its face to Wake up!, read this book. Wilhelm Reich was a really smart psycho-analyst who had been done wrong lots of times… and who really knew how to be pissed-off effectively. Once you’re done with the book, of course, you should let go of the anger; it’s not good for you. But for that occasional time when you’d like to see someone give the idiots their due, this is your book. The Murder of Christ, by Wilhelm Reich. (The title notwithstanding, this is not about religion.) There’s something about this book. Not that I agree with all of it, of course. Reich’s answer to most everything is sex, and that’s just not correct… and there are other things in this book that I think are incorrect. Still, this book touches on things that I’ve seldom, if ever, seen anywhere else. It can be hard to find (the US government actually burned them in 1956!), but reprints are available. It’s an experience. Legitimating Identities: The Self-Presentations of Rulers and Subjects, by Rodney Barker. Great coverage of one of the most important, but least known, factors in human civilization: legitimacy. Without legitimacy, governance fails, quickly and inevitably. Psycho-Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz. This is one of those books that serious people just end up reading. The book is old (published in 1960), but if you find successful people of a certain age, the odds are very good that they’ve read this book. The Strangest Secret, by Earl Nightingale. This is a transcript of his original speech of 1956. Like Psycho-Cybernetics, this old book – and the other works of Earl Nightingale – affected a great number of people, and very positively. Coming Back to Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience, by P.M.H. Atwater. This is one of the first and best near-death-experience books. There is a lot to think about in this book, but more important than the life-after-death aspects are the psychological insights into an adult who experiences a very deep and clear restart to her life. The God of the Machine, by Isabel Patterson. Way ahead of its time. This book from 1943 covers a wide swath of important and interesting material. The Market for Liberty, by Morris and Linda Tannehill. As far as I know, this is the first book of its kind, covering in detail what life without state looks like for the modern world. And it does it very well. For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, by Murray Rothbard. This book covers most of the same material as Market for Liberty, but Rothbard, as always, does it in his own unique way. If you like either one of these two books, get the other. The Origins of Totalitarianism, by Hannah Arendt. Arendt was a unique and brilliant analyst who worked hard at her craft. This book is probably her finest, though I would also recommend that you get The Hannah Arendt Reader. Spend some time with Hannah Arendt; you’ll be the better for it. The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis. It’s rather amazing that Lewis wrote this in the 1950s. This is a superb deconstruction of one of the most evil sets of philosophies in our time: postmodernism and its cousins. The chapter “Men Without Chests” alone is worth more than you’ll pay for the book. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin Abbott. You’d be surprised how many times people say, “That book was really important to me.” It’s about geometry, but the way the characters explain new things to the other characters is something that discoverers of all types encounter in all ages. No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman, by Christopher Sykes. Great coverage of one of my heroes: Richard Feynman. The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek. I wouldn’t normally include this in a list of books that are “not terribly well-known,” but the recent turn toward centralization in the West makes me think that this book has been forgotten. First published in 1944, it explains not only why centralization does not work, but why it cannot work. I, Pencil, by Leonard Read. This is a classic, simple, short book on economics. Suitable even for adolescents. What Ever Happened to Justice, by Richard Maybury. An excellent look at law, in simple but accurate terms. The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State, by Bruce Benson. An excellent analysis of the provision of justice, showing that its provision by states is by no means the best or most efficient method of delivery. The Story of Law, by John Maxcy Zane. This old book is an excellent coverage of the history and development of law. The Spiritual Journey of Joseph L. Greenstein: The Mighty Atom, by Ed Spielman. The journey of the last of the old-time strongmen. This book is full of fascinating stories and insights. You won’t want to put it down. Black Borneo, by C.C. Miller. A fun and very funny account of adventure travel, back when there were still dozens of unexplored places to investigate. Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. As with Road to Serfdom, I get the impression that younger people have missed this one. If so, please get a copy; this one is unique. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Okay, if they make feature films about a book, it isn’t really little-known. But, I can’t resist. Buy the complete five-book trilogy (yes, that’s what it’s called) and enjoy. Read it to your kids when they’re the right age. The Life of Jesus, by Ernest Renan. A very interesting coverage of Jesus, the man. I know I have to be missing a lot, but this list should make for some very fine reading. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more