SC To Examine Whether It’s Order On Extension Of Limitation Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC

first_imgTop StoriesSC To Examine Whether It’s Order On Extension Of Limitation Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC Mehal Jain28 May 2020 7:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the SLP preferred against the May 11 order of the Madras High Court holding that the accused cannot claim ‘default’ bail taking advantage of the March 23 suo moto order the Supreme Court to extend limitation periods in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.After hearing Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and V. Karthic and Advocate Nithin Saravanan for…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 Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on the SLP preferred against the May 11 order of the Madras High Court holding that the accused cannot claim ‘default’ bail taking advantage of the March 23 suo moto order the Supreme Court to extend limitation periods in view of the COVID-19 lockdown.After hearing Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and V. Karthic and Advocate Nithin Saravanan for the petitioner, the bench of Justice V. Ramasubramanian was pleased to issue notice.The SLP urges that the High Court did not consider that section 167(2) does not bar the filing of the chargesheet even after the period specified therein, that the implication of the provision is that if the chargesheet is not filed within the stipulated period, the magistrate is divested of the jurisdiction to authors the detention of the accused. The provision is an accrual of right in favour of the accused who is prepared to furnish bail, and not to be construed as containing the period of limitation for filing the final report.It is pressed that the objective of the Apex Court’s March 23 order was to ensure that no litigant is deprived of his valuable rights, and that the denial of compulsive bail under section 167(2) would be an infringement of the precious fundamental right under Article 21.It is argued that the High Court, in passing the impugned order, has not duly appreciated the provisions of the CrPC, particularly section 473 which is the specific provision for extension of limitation in certain cases, where the delay is properly explained or it is deemed necessary to overlook the expiry of limitation in the interest of justice,The Supreme Court’s extension of limitation, as ordered on March 23, is applicable for the period of investigation specified under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, held Justice G Jayachandran of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on May 11.The order stated that accused cannot take undue advantage of the situation where there are “fetters on the investigating agency upon their right of movement”.”Order passed by the Supreme Court invoking Article 142 of the constitution is an equitable order. After putting fetters on the investigating agency upon their right of movement causing delay in completing investigation, the person accused of the offence cannot take undue advantage of the situation and seek default bail. The liberty enshrined under Article 21 is subject to restrictions. The order of the Apex Court is Law binding on all courts. The petitioner’s life and liberty is restricted only by due process of law and procedure established under law”.This was in contradiction of the earlier order of the same court, of another single bench of Justice G R Swaminathan, which had observed that the police cannot take benefit of the SC order to claim additional period for filing final report.On May 8, the Court had held that allowing such an interpretation would defeat the fundamental right to personal liberty of a person under Article 21 of the Constitution of India- “Personal liberty is too precious a fundamental right. Article 21 states that no person shall be deprived of his personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. So long as the language of Section 167(2) of Cr.Pc remains as it is, I have to necessarily hold that denial of compulsive bail to the petitioner herein will definitely amount to violation of his fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The noble object of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s direction is to ensure that no litigant is deprived of his valuable rights. But, if I accept the plea of the respondent police, the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court which is intended to save and preserve rights would result in taking away the valuable right that had accrued to the accused herein”The Kerala High Court and the SC Order For Extension Of Limitation Does Not Affect An Accused’ Right To Default Bail Under Section 167(2) CrPC: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order] Uttarakhand High Court have also expressed similar views in the matter. Last week, the Rajasthan High Court also reiterated, “In absence of any clear stipulation in the above referred order of Hon’ble Supreme Court, in my considered opinion, the investigating or prosecuting agency cannot claim self-serving extension, under the pretence or cloak of such order. If that be permitted, statutory period of completing assessments etc. in all statutes such as Income Tax Act, GST Act etc. will stand automatically extended, which, in absence of express statutory amendments is impermissible”,Click here to download the OrderRead the Order Here Next Storylast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Jan. 17

first_imgIn 1961, President Eisenhower warned of the growing power of the military-industrial complex. Sixty years later, it’s the neo-liberal idea of continuous war that supports this metastasized industrial behemoth infecting American economic and social life.Using this introspective lens, we might conclude that while the boorish Boy-President Trump makes the United States look foolish and dangerously unreliable, lasting international enmity toward the United States results from previous imperial presidents funding brutal, costly, continuous wars going, obviously, nowhere.Rev. John A. EkmanGreenfield Center Funny thing is, only a tiny percentage of disqualified background check applicants found swearing to false information are prosecuted. The rest just go on their way, possibly to obtain a gun illegally.In closing, I would be skeptical in regard to anything coming from Everytown For Gun Safety. There’s never been a gun restriction they didn’t like.Timothy O’NeillScotia Abortion: No long-term health effectsFor years anti-abortion activists have made claims about the dangers and long-term harmful health effects of abortions. Last March, an in-depth report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) refuted these claims using the results of extensive data analyses. Regarding the safety of abortion, the NASEM report concluded that serious complications from legal abortion are rare, regardless of the method used. Previous presidents held continuous warPresident Trump considers using presidential powers, bypassing Congress, and declaring a national emergency in order to pirate $5.7 billion in unused funds to fulfill a very silly “Build that wall” campaign promise.Democrats are justifiably upset. But wait.Presidents G.W. Bush and Obama used presidential powers, debatably granted by the War Powers Act, to bypass an all-too-compliant Congress. They initiated or expanded Middle East tribal wars. The Watson Institute of Brown University estimates that recent wars have cost American tax payers $5.6 Trillion.This cost estimate includes items like veterans’ care, weapons procurement and lost investment opportunity in American infrastructure, education, etc. For example, $1 trillion hire 5.6 million teachers. Talk about “Keep America Competitive.” The new world order sounds very familiarChina was exploited by colonial powers through opium trade. The British used divide-and-conquer in Ireland. India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim) got the ‘British’ treatment. America is getting the treatment Native Americans received.  The model is the same.British treatment — divide and conquer (competing tribes), drugs (fire water) and ideology (Christianity). So many hands, foreign and domestic, are turned against America.The Southwest of the United States was ‘acquired’ from Mexico. This matter will be relitigated as a byproduct of the dissolution of America. Human wave immigration will complete the conquest of America.  A Fifth Column and Fourth Estate place the United States in mortal danger. The good news is you will be told it’s the moral course of action. As with ‘truth and reconciliation’ in South Africa, new injustices will be created. Human nature does not change. Race, color and creed make no difference. “New world order” change has occurred down through history and the world is still here.  A new world is coming, one you will not recognize.“Bye bye Miss American Pie.”Edmond DayRotterdam In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, childbirth in the United States is about 90 times more fatal than legal abortion.Regarding the potential of long-term health effects from legal abortions, the NASEM report concluded that having an abortion does not increase a woman’s risk of secondary infertility, pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders, preterm birth, breast cancer, or mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Further, the NASEM report noted that abortion-specific regulations in many states may prohibit qualified providers from performing abortions, may misinform women of the risks of the procedures they are considering, or may require medically unnecessary services and delay care.Finally, the report noted that access to clinical education and training in abortion care is highly variable at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.Specifically, training opportunities are particularly limited in the Southern and Midwestern states, as well as in rural areas throughout the country.Legal abortion in our country is safe and doesn’t lead to harmful long-term health effects.Unfortunately, the religious right, with assistance from the Trump administration, is intent on imposing serious obstacles to women seeking legal abortions.Don SteinerSchenectady Connecting with Jesus will also get you into judging things Right Down the Line (cool song by Gerry Rafferty) instead of from a ditch off to the left or the right of the road surface. Staying on the path (Jesus is also The Way) is much easier on your car.For more information about Jesus, search out and befriend Jesus believers like me. We are attracted to coffee, so you will find us at coffee hours, coffeehouses, and coffee shops. Look for the distinctive baseball cap we wear.I hope this helps, or at least brightens up your morning ride on the bus.Joel NelsonSchenectady Do you want truth? Connect with JesusThank you for Fred Como’s Jan. 10 letter. I share his dislike of “two tribes sniping at one another” and his desire for the whole truth rather than some bias or other.I have some good news for Fred and the rest of us.Jesus is The Truth. If truth is what you want, and you have not yet done so, connect with Jesus. By doing that, you will get out of whichever of the two tribes you were stuck in and break from sniping. It might even save you a few trips to Facebook jail, which I avoid because I hear the food there is none too good. Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionBackground checks have consequencesFor several reasons, I take exception to the column in favor of universal background checks.The columnist states that these background checks impose no burden on law-abiding gun purchasers. This is simply not true.These checks must be performed by federally licensed gun dealers, at a cost to the buyer anywhere from $30 to $50, no small amount. And, under these laws, background checks must be performed even when lending your buddy a shotgun to go rabbit hunting.Plus, when transfers are denied, there’s up to a 95 percent false denial rate, delaying legitimate purchases.Purchasers filling out background check forms sign a statement swearing that the information given is truthful, under penalty of the law. Applicants swear that, among other things, they have no criminal record, no record of domestic abuse and no disqualifying mental or drug issues. Stefanik shutdown vote is not jusifiedBy U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voting to reopen the government, she has joined the Dems. Or as I prefer to say, she went over to the dark side.”I once was proud that we Republicans had a strong female voice in Washington; not so much anymore.She claims her vote to reopen the government is in sympathy for federal workers.Her sympathy for these workers who will be fully recompensed and continue to have a job after the shutdown is over — as opposed to the possible and probable future victims of illegal criminals, human trafficking and the drugs poured into our inner cities — is not justifiable.Her decision not to accept her pay is commendable. However, she hasn’t stated whether she will also be recompensed. Dr. Arthur SalvatoreMaltaMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccinelast_img read more

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Basketball prepares for key weekend

first_imgAfter completing their first road sweep in the Enfield era last weekend in Washington, the Trojans (20-4, 7-4) return home to begin their second go-around of Pac-12 play this week against Oregon State. Their seven remaining games include a stretch of three consecutive bouts versus top-10 opponents: No. 5 Oregon, at No. 10 UCLA and then at No. 9 Arizona. But first, the Trojans rematch with Oregon State University (4-20, 0-11) on Thursday night, only a month and a half after beating the Beavers by a final score of 70-63.The Trojans led that game by 17 at half but failed to put it out of reach until the final minutes. Their victory initiated an 11-game skid for OSU.Only a year ago, the Beavers secured a seven-seed in the NCAA Tournament on the back of standout senior Gary Payton II. Both the Beavers and the Trojans finished conference play at .500, but this year the teams have divergent fates. While the Beavers seek their first conference win of 2016-2017, the Trojans work toward their fifth-straight win. “The Pac-12 is great this year,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “We don’t take anything for granted. Our next game is against Oregon State. We’re focused on that and that only.” On the season the Beavers have four double-digit scorers, but only two of them, sophomore guard Stephen Thompson Jr. and forward Tres Tinkle, have averaged double figures in conference play. Granted, they average 35.5 points between them.On the other hand, USC has no clear top scorer, though Enfield suspects sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright can fill that role. Nevertheless, the Trojans have won many games by feeding the hot hand, supporting breakout performances such as freshman guard Jonah Mathew’s 26 points versus Wyoming, sophomore transfer guard Shaqquan Aaron’s 23 versus UCLA and sophomore forward Chimezie Metu’s 29 at Washington State.“Our offense has never really been around one person,” junior co-captain Jordan McLaughlin said. “It’s good for us that everybody can score at all times. If [the game] comes down the stretch, whoever has the hot hand can make our last shot.”Freshman guard De’Anthony Melton agreed.“I don’t think it really matters who starts the game,” Melton said. “Whoever comes to play that game gets to end the game, and we just feed off that.” Melton has developed as a scorer this season because the coaching staff has given him the greenlight to shoot. This past weekend he tied his career high 16 points at Washington.“The coaches have really trusted me with shooting the ball, so as long as I keep making the open shot … that’s the biggest thing for my development,” Melton said. “[Assistant coach] Tony Bland has often told me to take the open shot and take good shots, so that’s what I try to do.” The second time through the Pac-12, Melton thinks the team needs to improve its closing out games — something, of course, it struggled to do versus Oregon State.With the addition of Boatwright, an increased depth in the bench will help the Trojans to remain strong throughout the second half. But Melton believes that effort must come on both sides of the ball.“In the first half, we lost some tough ones,” Melton said. ”We have to clamp down on defense and take more pride in it.”The game tips off at 8 p.m. on Thursday night at the Galen Center.last_img read more

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Joakim Noah elevates, steadies Clippers on new journey

first_imgThe Clippers arrived on the NBA’s closed campus at Walt Disney World Resort five players short, and since then have had others take leave to attend to trying personal matters, including the deaths of loved ones. Lou Williams was among the Clippers who was excused for a funeral – and then prescribed a 10-day quarantine after returning to the bubble because his excursion to Atlanta included a much-discussed stop at a strip club, reportedly for chicken wings.“Overall, it’s like our team has dealt with a lot of adversity outside the bubble already,” Noah said Monday, following the Clippers’ third and final scrimmage, a loss to the Sacramento Kings. “But this is definitely something that we can overcome. We’re a strong group, and I’m proud to be part of this team.”Noah – the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-Star – remains staunchly appreciative of the opportunity to compete for the title that’s evaded him through 12 NBA seasons. He’s especially grateful, he said, because an Achilles injury last September almost robbed him of this shot.Still, he’s getting support from outside the bubble as he forges toward the goal.“For sure, I’m reaching out to my family and they’re there for me,” Noah said. “And it feels good to be able to talk to them. Overall it’s not too bad, we have a lot of resources. But overall, it’s tough to live without your freedom, you know? That’s a sacrifice we gotta make right now, to be able to play basketball.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Noah impressed as the only bona fide big man on the floor for the Clippers in their first two bubble scrimmages, contributing five rebounds and three assists in a win against Orlando, solid in his first 15 minutes of NBA action since March 23, 2019.In Exhibition No. 2, a 105-100 victory against Washington, Noah finished with six rebounds, five blocks, a steal and a team-high five assists – including a pass he slipped to Patrick Patterson, in stride, for a layup, and another he delivered to Rodney McGruder for a 3-pointer after spotting a corridor in the Wizards’ defense, open just long enough to get the ball through.“He’s an elite passer. We already knew that,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “What I love was the screening and rolling. He is so used to coming towards the ball and getting the ball, and we are asking him to do something completely different, and that’s screen-and-roll more. He’s still getting used to it, but I thought … he did a great job. He also is starting to notice the more talent we have on the floor, the more they are going to double-team.“You give him the ball in the middle of the paint, he’s just a great decision-maker.”His teammates say they’re enjoying their experience alongside the skilled, 6-foot-11 facilitator.“When he has the ball in his hands, you know he’s going to try to make something good happen,” said Terance Mann, the Clippers’ rookie guard. “When he has it, it’s just a bunch of cutting, making plays away from him so he can find us – his IQ is awesome.”So is his camaraderie, the Clippers say.While Ivica Zubac was away, quarantining after being diagnosed with the coronavirus in early July, he said Noah was in constant contact, engaging him, motivating him, filling him in.“Joakim, ever since he came to the team, we’ve been close, and we’ve been talking a lot about the game,” Zubac said. “Even when I was at home and he was here in Orlando, he was hitting me up every day, talking about everything we did at practice, lots of stuff here in Orlando.Related Articles Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — “They can put us in a bubble away from our people but our spirits will have to stay strong.”So began Joakim Noah’s Instagram message four weeks ago, posted as he was about to join his new teammates for a wild basketball journey inside the NBA bubble.The Clippers are expected to contend for the organization’s first championship when NBA play begins again; to help with that, they brought aboard Noah, signing the savvy veteran initially to a 10-day contract that later was cemented for the rest of the season and, without guarantee, through the next, too.The 35-year-old is there to add size and depth at center, to scrap and spur ball movement, but most of all, to lend his presence and perspective, so valuable in what’s already proving to be a challenging experience for the Clippers ahead of their restart opener Thursday against the Lakers.center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I think he’s been through a lot. He’s got like a lot of experience, one of the best defenders in this league, and I think I’ve got a lot to learn from him.”That’s the idea, said Noah, who played in 60 playoff games for the Chicago Bulls, making it as far as the Eastern Conference Finals in 2011, when they were denied a Finals berth by LeBron James and the Miami Heat.“Zu’s in a great situation,” Noah said of Zubac. “He has a great coach, he has great players around him, he’s a young talent with a lot of skills. And with my story, I’ve been in situations where we’ve come close to winning championships and it didn’t happen, so it’s really about not taking any opportunity for granted, especially on a championship contender and making the best of your opportunities.”last_img read more

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New Shopping Center Coming to Newman Springs Road

first_imgBy John BurtonSHREWSBURY – Development of a new shopping center on the former site of Memory Lanes by the firm behind The Grove promises to please Two River shoppers within a month.“That’s what I always try to do,” with these projects, said Metrovation/Terranomics Chris Cole. “Create an interesting mix of tenants for the customer.”Speaking of the 89 Newman Springs Road location, Metrovation’s retail and commercial site is in the final stages of construction and Cole said his firm is looking to fill the relatively small site with the type of businesses that would appeal to the Two-River-area shopper. The site is expected to have three to four businesses, with one tenant already signed, and construction estimated to be finished within the month, according to Cole.Metrovation/Terranomics is a Seattle, Washington-based firm behind The Grove and Grove West shopping centers on Broad Street/Highway 35, in Shrewsbury, and the Brook 35 and West shopping centers, Sea Girt, and is a partner in the large-scale residential and commercial project West Side Lofts, completing construction on the west side of Red Bank.The approximately 48,825 square-foot lot, on the southern side of Newman Springs Road/County Road 520, a short distance from the Grove and Grove West and about a mile from downtown Red Bank, had been the home to Memory Lane Bowling until it was destroyed by fire in June 2009 with Metrovation purchasing the site in 2013.Cole regularly drives along Newman Springs Road and when the property became available he “thought it was a good location for another retail spot.”Platypus, a home furnishings store, has closed its Grove shop and will relocate to 89 Newman Springs Road. “They wanted to stay in this market,” Cole said, believing the move is “a logical place for them.”The development has been approved and can accommodate up to a 1,500 square-foot restaurant, and Metrovation is continuing to secure an appropriate eatery for the site. In addition, the firm is in negotiations with a mix of national, regional and independent retailers about taking the additional available spaces.“We’re trying to figure what the right mix of it is,” for the shopping center, he said.And that’s the strategy for Metrovation, he explained: “A certain synergy between the tenants,” and businesses that would appeal to area shoppers. “I think the Grove has a little bit for everyone,” Cole said, “and I think this one will as well.”He expected the shopping center will be fully leased by the end of spring.last_img read more

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

first_imgBy Emma Wulfhorst |SHREWSBURY — People young and old, from different towns, states and even countries, gathered on the lawn outside the historic Allen House, 400 Sycamore Ave. on Tuesday, July 4, for the Monmouth County Historical Association’s (MCHA) 3rd Annual Independence Day Celebration.Tuesday’s joyous event drew a crowd of 400 excited participants, including families from Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and even one seven-year-old girl from Costa Rica who was here visiting her grandmother. Many people chose to stand throughout the entirety of the morning, while others brought chairs and blankets to sit on.The MCHA’s education committee started the annual celebration three years ago as a way to bring the history of the Declaration of Independence to residents in a fun and entertaining way. “We have an education committee of our trustees and they hold their meetings here at the Allen House, which was the Blue Ball Tavern,” explained MCHA president Linda Bricker of Rumson. The tavern operated in the late 1700s to early 1800s. “We always talked about how the tavern was the center of community life, and we imagine that back in the day this is where the community came to get the news about the Declaration of Independence.”In May 2015, MCHA’s recently appointed interim director Chuck Jones, who at the time was the education committee chair, thought, “Why don’t we invite people to come and hear (the Declaration of Independence) and read it out loud?” The committee members questioned whether they could put together such an event on short notice, but were ultimately successful.“That first year, we had very little time to publicize it, but lo and behold we had 200 people show up here at 10 in the morning,” said Bricker. “We knew we had touched a chord with people and that it was worth repeating.”Three years later, the event continues to be a simple but powerful gathering. It features refreshments, served in the form of lemonade and homemade cookies; an invocation, given by Rev. Lisa Mitchell of Christ Church; the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner, performed a-cappella by Rumson student Owen Doherty; and finally the reading of the Declaration of Independence. “People just really enjoyed the simplicity of it,” Bricker said.Participating in the annual event were William Githens of Neptune; and three sisters from Little Silver, Juliet, 6; Noelle, 3; and Carrie Davis, 6.There was also the Pledge of Allegiance and the color guard, performed for the second year in a row by the Rumson Boy Scouts, Troop #201. “It’s the most important day of the year and the Boy Scouts are a big part of Americana,” said the troop’s Scout Master, Andrew Young. “We’re very proud to be here and to celebrate the day.”For the recitation, the Declaration is divided into 31 sections. Each section is read by a different person. The first section was read by Lillian Burry, director of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the last part by Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden. The rest of the readers were chosen at random from those in the crowd.“We want little and big voices,” Bricker said, explaining how they try to choose a diverse group of readers, both young and old, from different places.Some read with gravitas, like Mark Molyneaux, of Fair Haven, who said, “If you’re gonna do it, own it.” Others, like Shrewsbury native Iona Leslie, 11, could barely reach the microphone, but handled the difficult wording of her paragraph with poise and expertise.Two of the younger voices this year were Emma and Abby Bacher, sisters from Philadelphia, who attended Tuesday’s event at the request of their uncle, Gabe Migoyo, of Bradley Beach, who also read a section. Migoyo participated in the celebration last year, and felt it was an important experience for his nieces to have.The audience on Tuesday was quiet yet engaged, listening intently to the words of the Declaration. Some hung their heads or closed their eyes, while others mouthed along, reciting the words in time with the readers at the microphone.“I thought it was really cool getting to listen to something that happened in our country’s past,” said Sonia Sergeant, 14. “I think that it’s really important for kids our age to listen to this type of thing.” Sonia, and her brother Kai, 11, enjoyed their first MCHA Independence Day celebration with their parents. The family lives in Brooklyn but has a summer home in Monmouth Beach.One noticeable difference at this year’s celebration was the upgraded sound system, made possible by the Independence Day Celebration’s first ever sponsors, MCHA trustee, Amy Almasy, and Kim Quigley, from Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty.The celebration didn’t end after the Declaration of Independence had been read. Attendees were invited to get a close-up view of Christ Church’s treasured 300-year old Vinegar Bible. Published in Oxford, England, it has been in the church’s possession since 1752. The Bible, which is in remarkably good shape, got its unusual name because of a typo for the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard and is believed to be only one of six that exists.There was also a performance by the Dead Actors’ Guild at Christ Church. The Allen House and the Shrewsbury Historical Society Museum, located across the street in the Shrewsbury Municipal Center, were also open until noon for tours.This area, the intersection of Sycamore Ave. and Broad St./Route 35, is known as the historic Four Corners, because of the significance of the buildings which stand there. The historic Four Corners is comprised of the Allen House, circa 1710; Christ Church, 1702; the Presbyterian Church, 1735; and the Quaker Meeting House, 1672.Robin Blair, vice president of the Shrewsbury Historical Society executive board, was in the Shrewsbury Historical Society’s Museum on Tuesday giving tours, and looking for volunteers. “There are a lot of materials that we need to purge, and a lot of materials which need to go in to archival protection,” Blair said, while discussing the museum’s extensive collection of memorabilia. “We’re looking for grants and time and interested people.”“The reason people want to live here is, it’s not just a beautiful place to live, but it’s a place that’s rich in its own history,” said MCHA interim director Jones, “and those are things that deserve to be preserved and learned about. An event like this is really emblematic of the work we do.”This article was first published in the July 6-13, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Dolich: Oakland A’s Howard Terminal ballpark plan is fantasy

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe A’s last month proudly took the wrapper off their latest plans for a new ballpark, making public their desire to build at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal next to Jack London Square.They intend to be playing in a 34,000-seat “Jewel Box” by 2023. Thousands of fans would arrive each hour on a gondola over the Nimitz Freeway.The team’s announcement was a double-header proposal that also included redevelopment …last_img read more

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Help clean South Africa ‘to honour Madiba’

first_imgCapeNature, the conservation authority in the Western Cape, marked Mandela Day 2013 by conducting a clean-up in areas surrounding their head office (image: CapeNature)The government has called on all South Africans to honour former president Nelson Mandela by actively participating in the Clean South Africa campaign this Mandela Month.The campaign was first mooted by President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address last month, when he called on South Africans to begin planning for a major clean-up of cities, towns, townships, villages and schools.Speaking to reporters in Pretoria on Thursday following the Cabinet’s latest fortnightly meeting, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said a Clean South Africa award would be presented to the country’s top three municipalities for Mandela Month.“We all have a responsibility to honour [Mandela’s] life by cleaning, improving and beautifying our communities,” Muthambi said.Celebrated across the globe in honour of the late statesman’s birthday on 18 July, the day gives everyone the opportunity to emulate Mandela’s role as public servant.“Mandela Day is not only about doing good, it is about service,” Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang said at the launch of this year’s event in April. “It is an opportunity to build upon Mr Mandela’s lifelong belief that we must live to serve every day, in whatever we do.”Mandela Day, Hatang said, creates an opportunity for society’s “haves” and “have nots” to work together to confront social ills within their communities and to build a better world.This year’s Mandela Day will be particularly symbolic in that it offers South Africans, and the world, an occasion to honour the ethos of the late Mr Mandela in the year that marks South Africa’s 20th year of democracy.The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008, when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”.The Mandela Day campaign asks that individuals, groups and corporates pledge 67 minutes of their time on 18 July, and every day thereafter, to give back. This can be by supporting a charity or serving the community. No matter how small the action, the aim is to change the world for the better – just as Mandela did.last_img read more

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Grazing corn residue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn residue left over from harvesting can make an excellent source of supplemental feed for livestock, according to a forage expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.This is especially true for producers who are facing lower hay crop inventories thanks to the excessive rains that impacted the region during the beginning of the growing season this year, said Rory Lewandowski, agriculture and natural resources educator for the college’s outreach arm, Ohio State University Extension.Grazing cows on harvested corn acres within the first 30 to 60 days after harvesting can be a great way for producers to stretch their feed supplies, he said.“This was a tough forage year for many livestock producers,” Lewandowski said. “Many producers are finding that they didn’t get enough hay harvested with all the rain that impacted the crops during the earlier part of the growing season.”For growers looking for a way to extend their forage supplies, grazing corn residue may be one less-expensive option, he said.“For some folks that may be scrambling for alternatives, such as buying extra hay or feeding more grain to their livestock, grazing corn residue is a good option,” he said. “Using temporary fencing allows this as an inexpensive option for many producers.”Based on calculations by Rick Rasby, a beef specialist at the University of Nebraska, for every bushel of corn there are about 45 pounds of residue on a dry matter (DM) basis, Lewandowski said.And for every bushel of corn there are about 16 pounds of husks and leaves on a dry matter basis, he said.“Using those figures, a 170 bushels per acre corn crop will leave 7,650 pounds of dry matter of total residue, with the husks and leaves accounting for about 2,720 pounds of that total,” he said. “And typical harvest leaves about one bushel per acre of corn grain that the animals can graze.”Cows in mid-gestation and ewes in the middle trimester or earlier of gestation typically do well with grazing corn residue, Lewandowski said.last_img read more

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Finshing first in the (digital) Olympics race

first_imgHow go the Olympics? If you’ve ever felt stumped at your lack of knowledge about what’s going on at the quadrennial sporting extravaganza in London, help is at hand.Search giant Google has dedicated an entire page to the Olympics, featuring up-to-date results and a live medals tally. It also features trivia about the Games.The Google+ page, meanwhile, allows users to access lots of information about London Olympics 2012. The page features pictures from the ongoing sports coupled with interesting asides. The page also runs regular quizzes that test the Olympics knowledge of its 8,79,260 followers (and counting).For those who’ve missed the flight to London, you also get a live feed of all the proceedings at the Games, via streaming on YouTube. To round out the whole experience, you can take a gander at the sights of London and the Games venues in the form of 3D Maps and through Google Earth.Thanks to the page, I’ve been able to score a few brownie points among my friends by giving them the latest dope on the Olympics. These true-blue sporting fanatics have been left speechless at my “enormous and updated knowledge” about the Games.But they’re friends and so I decided to let them partake of some Games excitement when they take some time off from their high-paying drab and dreary 9-to-5 jobs.’How about a Gaming Olympiad?’ I asked my buddies.’We’ve heard of Maths and Science Olympiads – remember those fierce contests back in school?’ They reminded me. Uh-oh, I need to break it down.’Guys, it’s the Zapak Gaming Olympiad – an online destination featuring live updates from London 2012 and a chance to participate in virtual Olympicstyled events.’ The website offers a bunch of games including, Field Hockey, which is about building one’s own team with 5 players, make goals for them, and play; Hurdles Run, where one needs to reach the finish line fastest without tripping; King of the Ring, for all the Wannabe Vijenders and Mary Koms; and Table Tennis Pro, where all actual rules and points of the game apply.The gaming zone, available on the web as well as well as on WAP for mobiles, features a leaderboard highlighting the top performers in each game. And up for grabs in each category is a motorbike for the one who tops the leaderboard. By the way, this website also provides updates on the Games.Google has also come up with an interesting statistic about the ‘Olympics’ keyword search. The digital giant’s insights for search, an analytical tool which allows users/brands to discover search trends, found that Assam searched the highest for ‘Olympics’ so far this year, followed by Pondicherry, Kerala and Orissa.And out of the top 10 places that searched for Olympics the most, a majority of them are non-metros.The Olympic fever, it seems, has permeated to the distant nooks and crannies of the country.Even if you don’t have Internet connectivity in these remote places, you still have a humble cellphone trawling the World Wide Web – and, more likely than not, you’re looking up the Olympics.RE-BOOTiPod dockQ. I’m a light sleeper and want to fall asleep listening to my iPod. But I don’t want to put on headphones.What would be a good iPod dock? Charu Sharma (via email)A. Most of us don’t get enough sleep these days and falling asleep to the strains of music should help.Q. While there are many good docks from firms such as Logitech and JBL, the GEAR4 Renew SleepClock not only serves as a dock, but also tracks and manages your sleep – without any contacts. Based on your sleep patterns, the device wakes you up only after you’ve had proper rest.A. La Mode Via iPhoneThe fashion week may be getting over today but there’s no reason to not celebrate sartorial elegance. ‘My Fashion Assistant for iOS’ is a must have for any fashionista. Also check out the free apps ‘Snapette Style Tag’ and ‘Style Me’ on the App Store.’Bheem’ in your handsIf your child loves Chhota Bheem – the animation sensation that has kids entranced – this is a must have. POGO and Jump Games have launched Chhota Bheem: Mice Mayhem for Java and BlackBerry, where Bheem has to save laddoos from rats. Check it out.Cooking up some appsVikas KhannaWhat does a celebrity chef have to do with technology? Plenty; Vikas Khanna (in pic ), famous for feeding Barack Obama authentic Indian food at his Junoon restaurant in New York, confessed recently that he is no geek, but an Amritsar boy who loves to stay in touch with his roots.Helping him do this are various apps which Nokia showcased for their range of Lumia phones, running Windows Phone 7.5. The apps were divided into four groups, each with a unique feature, while guests were plied with another kind of apps – appetisers – with wine.Hitting the bull’s-eyeEver wondered what Olympic shooters use to look closely at the shots they’ve taken? Those long lenses are called fieldscopes, which could also come in handy for birdwatchers (of both varieties). Nikon has launched fieldscopes with VR (vibration reduction) lenses in India along with its range of sports optics such as binoculars and laser rangefinders. While the magnification offered by the high end binoculars will gladden the hearts of ornithologists, the entry-level ones are just right for any leisure trip.Olympian productsVijay KumarOlympic medal-winners like Vijay Kumar (in pic ) are set to be honoured, and receive royalties, from Milagrow Human-Tech, makers of specialised tablets and domestic robots, who are making special edition products in their names. “We decided on launching the special edition products before the tournament started… We are not looking for any endorsement but honouring them so that they inspire a billion,” said Rajeev Karwal, Milagrow founder and CEO.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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