RSF_en Nay Phone Latte, a young blogger who has been held since 29 January in Insein prison, is facing a possibly seven-year sentence after new charges were brought against him on 7 July under the article 5 (j) of the 1950 Emergency Provision Act, article 505 (b) of the criminal code (which punishes defaming the state) and article 33 (a) of the Electronic Act. He was originally charged under article 32 (b) of the Video Act, which would have limited his maximum detention to six months. The new charges were approved by a special court in Insein prison, where his lawyer has never been allowed to see him since his arrest. Another court appearance was scheduled for 16 July, but Nay Phone Latte told his mother it has been postponed. Meanwhile, he has contracted an eye problem but the prison authorities are not letting him see a doctor.————–21.04.2008 Imprisoned blogger visited by mother, still does not know reason for arrest Blogger Nay Phone Latt, who has been held in Insein prison since February, was allowed a visit by his mother today. “He is all right,” she said. “He told me he did not yet know why he was arrested and that his release did not seem to be imminent.” She added that he is due to be tried at the end of the month. “Nay Phone Latt has been held for nearly three months,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He has not been tried and no clear charges have been brought against him. His detention is therefore clearly a human rights violation and we reiterate our call for his release.” He was arrested on 29 January under section 5 (J) of the 1950 Emergency Provision Act – which sanctions any attempt to “disrupt morality” or to “disrupt security, stability or the restoration of order” – simply for having a video that has been banned by the military government. Initially held at the interior ministry, he was transferred to Insein prison after one week. He faces a possible seven-year jail sentence. The owner of two Rangoon Internet cafés, Nay Phone Latt keeps a blog (http://www.nayphonelatt.net/) in which he has written about the difficulties that young people have in expressing themselves, especially since last autumn’s protests. He was arrested with several members of the opposition National League for Democracy, who were released a few hours later.To know more about- The Internet in Burma- Last Automn’s protests- Press freedom in Burma News May 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture MyanmarAsia – Pacific MyanmarAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Myanmar Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar to go further Organisation July 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nay Phone Latte faces up to seven years in prison News News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 26, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News
Top StoriesRefusal To Condone Delay For Appeal Under Section 34 Of Arbitration Act Appealable Under Section 37 : Supreme Court Manu Sebastian11 Feb 2021 7:06 AMShare This – xIn a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has held that an order refusing to condone the delay in filing an appeal under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 is appealable under Section 37 of the Act.”..the question of law is answered by stating that an appeal under section 37(1)(c)of the Arbitration Act, 1996 would be maintainable against an order refusing to condone…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?LoginIn a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has held that an order refusing to condone the delay in filing an appeal under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 is appealable under Section 37 of the Act.”..the question of law is answered by stating that an appeal under section 37(1)(c)of the Arbitration Act, 1996 would be maintainable against an order refusing to condone delay in filing an application under section 34 of the Arbitration Act, 1996 to set aside an award”, observed a bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph.This important pronouncement settling a widespread confusion came in the case Chintels India Ltd v Bhayana Builders Pvt Ltd, which was an appeal arising out of a Delhi High Court judgment which held that such an appeal was not maintainable.Considering the importance of the question of law, the High Court had granted certificate for appeal to Supreme Court under Articles 133 and 134A of the Constitution of India.The Supreme Court observed that it is important to note that the expression “setting aside or refusing to set aside an arbitral award “does not stand by itself. The expression has to be read with the expression that follows-“under section 34″. Section 34 is not limited to grounds being made out under section 34(2).”Obviously, therefore, a literal reading of the provision would show that a refusal to set aside an arbitral award as delay has not been condoned under sub-section (3) of section 34 would certainly fall within section 37(1)(c)”, the SC observed.The SC further said that this reasoning is strengthened by the fact that under section 37(2)(a), an appeal lies when a plea referred to in sub-section (2) or (3)of section 16 is accepted. This would show that the Legislature,when it wished to refer to part of a section, as opposed to the entire section,did so. Contrasted with the language of section 37(1)(c),where the expression “under section 34″refers to the entire section and not to section 34(2) only, the fact that an arbitral award can be refused to beset aside for refusal to condone delay under section 34(3) gets further strengthened, added the Court.The Court rejected the argument that since Arbitration Act allows for minimal judicial intervention, appeals against orders refusing to condone delay should not be entertained.The Court said that when the language of the provision allows for such appeals to be filed, the court cannot limit its scope.”Undoubtedly, a limited right of appeal is given under section 37 of the ArbitrationAct, 1996. But it is not the province or duty of this Court to further limit such right by excluding appeals which are in fact provided for,given the language of the provision as interpreted by us hereinabove”, the judgment authored by Justice RF Nariman held.The Court distinguished the judgments in BGS SGS Soma JV. v. NHPC Limited and State of Maharashtra and Anr. v. M/s Ramdas Construction Co. and Anr(2017).Allowing the appeal, the Supreme Court set aside the impugned judgment of the Division Bench ,and the matter was remitted to a Division Bench of the High Court of Delhi to decide whether the Single Judge’s refusal to condone delay is or is not correct.Case Details Title : Chintels India Ltd v Bhayana Builders Pvt LtdBench : Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph.Appearances : Advocate Rajshekhar Rao appeared for the appellant. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for the respondent.Citation : LL 2021 SC 77Click here to read/download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
THE Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (Enmore CCCC) will be hosting several T20 cricket matches as part of its anniversary celebration on Sunday at the Enmore Community Centre Ground, East Coast Demerara.Several past and present national players are expected to showcase their T20 skills in what promises to be an action-packed day.For the first time at the former first-class venue, hardball cricket will be played under artificial lights with 2016 T20 champions- Strathavon SC, along with Helena Number One and Two and Enmore CCCC competing for the Lakeram Ramkelawan Memorial Cup and cash prizes.In the supporting games, Everest CC will take on Enmore Masters while Upper East Coast will battle Lower East Coast for bragging rights.The first game will commence at 09:30hrs, with the final being played under floodlights. Popular music system, food and drink bars will also be available, along with games for children and a raffle.This event is sponsored by Rajin Auto Paint, Nexa Autocolor, R.Kissoon Construction Service, Motor Trend Auto Spares and Repairs, Radesh Furniture Est. D&E Tent Rental, Navindra Latchman, Cone Island, Banks DIH, SE Auto Sales and Auto Spares, Cricket Zone USA and Young Takers Sound System.All funds will go towards the Enmore CCCC cricket programme and cricket tour to Trinidad and Tobago. Admission to the venue is free.See team lists below.Enmore CCCC: Bheemraj Ramkelawan, Rudolph Singh, Gavin Moriah, Satesh Jainarine, Imran Hassan, Ranjeet Heeralall, Navindra Gobin, Chris Surat, Yuvraj Dyal, C. Mars, J. Persaud and C. Balgobin.Helena Number One and Two: K. Seedyal, D. Singh, T. Singh, R. Ramkissoon, S. Sattaur, Q. Holder, G. Gopaul, N. Persaud, A. Ramsarran, J. Persaud and T. Seedyal.Strathavon SC: Gobinraj Hemraj, Mohan Ronald, Richard Chatura, Ganesh Sugrim, Seechand Budhu, Zaki Salim, Qaiaram Hemraj, Kevin Latiff, Rovin Hemraj, Naresh Samaroo, Jermain Tyndall, Aditya Ramnarain and Chatterpaul Hemraj.Everest Masters: Rajesh Singh, Sahadeo Hardaiow, Basil Persaud, Hemraj Garbarran, Saheen Mohamed, Imtiaz Sadik, Rohan Sarjoo, David Harper, Johnny Azeez, Rakesh Gangaram, Ronald Jaisingh, Satyendra Khemraj, Ramesh Narine and Anil Beharry.Enmore Masters: Shameer Shahib, Anil Persaud, Chaitram Ramlall, Winston London, Ganeshram Diaram, Wystan Luke, Seemangal Yadram, Chatterpaul Singh, Bashur Khan, Vishwanauth Gobin, Deonarine Mangal, Latchman Yadram, Bheemraj Ramkelawan and Adrian Persaud.Lower East Coast: Suresh Boodhoo, Randy Dhanraj, Ravi Singh, Assad Mohamed, Bharrat Samaroo, Kevin Kowlessar, Floyd James, Sewchand Sanichar, Sherwin Hassanah, Jermaine Martins, Anthony Ifill, Shekdar Seopaul and Cordel Mars.Upper East Coast: Mortimer King, Kishan DaSilva, Arif Samad, Keon Roberts, Suresh Chamandat, Shailendra Singh, Hemraj Garbarran, Narindra Singh, Darshan Persaud, Gavin Moriah, Anthony Fraser and Suresh Jainarine.
A prototype bus station for Johannesburg’s Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, known as Rea Vaya, has been unveiled at the Joubert Park Busway in the inner city, and will now be up for public scrutiny to determine whether any improvements can be made. “The platforms cost R10-million each and take eight weeks to construct.” The system, once complete, will feature dedicated and segregated bus-only lanes, as well as bus stations that are safe, comfortable, weather-protected and equipped to deal with disabled passengers. “Around two million bus trips are made every day in South Africa, comprising only 30% of transport undertaken in the country on a daily basis,” he said. “This is the first example of the BRT system in South Africa, and this station signals that we are making substantial implementation progress.” 5 November 2008 “The upgrade of our transport system will lead to far less congestion on our roads and will bring a fast, efficient, safe, affordable and accessible mode of transport to Gauteng,” Masondo said. “The stations will all be built the same, out of concrete, steel and glass, due to the cost-affordability.” Visible milestone Radebe added that there would be BRT buses running from Alexandra to Roodepoort and from Soweto to Sunninghill within a year. Source: BuaNews Speaking at the launch of the prototype station in Johannesburg this week, Transport Minister Jeff Radebe highlighted that the BRT system was crucial to a success of South Africa’s transport system as a whole. Two million bus trips Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo said the station was the first visible milestone that the transport project was becoming a reality for South Africans. In the first phase of BRT, buses will be running to 150 stations positioned half a kilometre from each other. The buses will run every three minutes during peak times, and every 10 minutes in off-peak times, running for 18 hours a day from 5am to midnight every day. BRT systems combine the best features of rail together with the flexibility and cost advantages of road-based transport, and have the added advantage of being easier and faster to build than a light rail transport system.
The Nelson Mandela Bridge, with the license plates of cars blurred. An elephant in the Kruger National Park. The Toyota Prius with special StreetView camera on the roof.(Images: Google) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rishon ChimbozaAfrica Practice+27 11 022 6561RELATED ARTICLES • SA Google Earth layer is tops • Google Earth zooms in on SA • Google with South African flair • Google to pur Africa onlineJanine ErasmusGoogle Street View has finally gone live in South Africa – several weeks after its initial scheduled launch date, but still in time for the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on 11 June. The country is the first on the continent to offer the Street View service.The search giant announced in September 2009 that South Africa would be its next destination for Street View, which is a component of Google Maps, appearing as the lowest zoom level.The technology offers a 360-degree horizontal and a 290-degree vertical panoramic view of the selected regions.Google South Africa’s country manager Stephen Newton said at the time that Street Views will contain geographic-related local information, allowing a user an all-around view of typical South African surroundings, from road signs to parks and buildings.“People will get a preview of what [the country] looks like in a real environment,” he said.Using trikes, similar to the old-fashioned ice-cream carts, and Toyota Prius cars fitted with rooftop cameras that take photos in all directions simultaneously, the Street View team travelled some 64 000km to collect images in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban and 22 other towns around the country. The Prius was selected because of its environment-friendly characteristics and economical use of fuel.South Africa follows on the heels of the US, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and some European and Scandinavian countries whose scenery is now available at street level and in 3D.Street View may be accessed from within the Google Earth application, or on the Google Maps website. Users with smartphones can also enter Street View through the mobile version of Google Maps.Popular attractionsIn Google Maps, the user will know when Street View images are available when the Pegman icon, found on top of the zoom bar at left, turns yellow.Pegman is the Google Maps Street View guide and is used to enter Street View simply by dragging it to a street. The mascot is also seen in a life-size version that appears in Google’s instruction videos.Users will not only be able to see street-level images captured in South Africa’s main cities, but a number of popular tourist attractions as well.These include the Wanderers cricket stadium and Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg; Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Cape peninsula; the Motlatse (formerly the Blyde River) Canyon in Mpumalanga province; big names from the Cape winelands such as Klein Constantia, Meerlust and Morgenster; and the world-renowned Kruger National Park.Football fans are in for a treat, as all 10 World Cup stadiums have been modelled in 3D, allowing fans to explore them from pitch level right to the top floors.Privacy concernsSome sources speculate that the delay was caused by concerns over privacy, but Google’s stance is that technical issues were the reason for the late roll-out.Although the image-capturing and processing technology automatically blurs faces and number plates, and only displays scenes of public property that are visible to anyone from the street, there were said to be invisible violations in the form of personal data collected from open wireless networks by the Google vehicles as they drove around. This has happened in other countries as well, and the issue is still under investigation.Although there have been instances where Street Maps has featured private roads, this was only done after getting permission.Tourism boostAccording to Google South Africa’s communications manager Julie Taylor, South Africans have reason to be excited about the new development. “They can now explore the country in new ways, whether a local neighbourhood or a coastal route they’ve never travelled along.”Taylor added that the local tourism industry will receive a huge boost as people are now able to view actual street scenes and famous attractions, especially with the World Cup just hours away from kick-off.Tourists will also be able to plan their trips more efficiently by familiarising themselves with their surroundings before they even set foot on South African soil. Once in the country, they will be able to navigate on their own, around the Street View cities, with ease.The Kruger National Park’s William Mabasa said: “Kruger is an iconic South African destination, and the launch of Street View in South Africa means that we can bring Kruger’s spectacular wildlife to even more people around the globe. In fact, our elephants are the first elephants ever on Street View!”The local real estate market, too, is said to be excited about the facility, as it will add a new dimension to their listings and will make it easier for house-hunters to find that perfect property. Businesses can enhance their websites by embedding the Street View code right into their pages.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, passes the ball in front ofOrlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook is on another one of those runs.The dynamic point guard had 16 points, 16 assists and 15 rebounds in his seventh straight triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Orlando Magic 132-122 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Westbrook clinched his triple-double on a rebound with 3:33 left in the third quarter. His overall play sparked a 29-10 run that put the Thunder back in front for good. Oklahoma City led 98-92 at the end of the third quarter after making 15 of 24 shots in the period.“We were getting busted the first half,” Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson said. “We just came together, started being aggressive, started making plays.”A steal and 3-pointer by Terrence Ross cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 128-122 with 31 seconds to play, but the Thunder held on.Clifford said the Magic simply stopped doing what was working.“We just — I don’t want to say we revert back or whatever, but we don’t always just stay with it,” he said. “When you’ve got a way to play, especially against a team as good as them, you’ve got to stay with it.”TIP-INSMagic: Reserve center Mo Bamba is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left leg. … Gordon was called for a technical in the fourth quarter. … Gordon fouled out with 36.6 seconds left. … Fournier fouled out with 29.6 seconds to play.Thunder: Westbrook was called for a technical foul in the first quarter. Coach Billy Donovan was called for one in the second. … Oklahoma City is 14-6 this season when Westbrook gets a triple-double.STAT LINESGeorge scored at least 37 points for the fifth straight game. He is averaging 38.4 points in those contests and has made 31 of 64 3-pointers in that span. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Evan Fournier scored 25 points for the Magic, and Aaron Gordon added 18 points and 10 assists.The Magic committed 29 fouls and had two players foul out. George made 15 of 16 free throws.“Well, I think the biggest thing that I’ll watch on the film is the fouling,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “We’re on the road, we score 122 — and that’s with playing a really poor third quarter period. But I thought we played three good quarters, but we’re not disciplined enough when people are driving the ball.”Orlando led 69-62 at halftime behind 15 points from Gordon and 58 percent shooting as a team. George scored 18 in the first half for the Thunder.Orlando stretched its lead to 79-67 early in the third quarter, causing the Thunder to call a timeout. Oklahoma City came back strong in a two-minute span. A lob from George to Grant for a two-handed jam cut Orlando’s lead to 81-78, and the Magic called a timeout.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. HE SAID ITFerguson on Westbrook: “He’s a floor general. He sees everything. He gets everyone involved. You need to stop him to stop us, and that’s hard to guard, especially when he’s in the attack mode like that.”UP NEXTThe Magic play at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.The Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Westbrook matched the longest triple-double streak of his career with his 20th of the season and No. 124 overall. He is averaging 20.0 points, 13.2 rebounds and 14.4 assists during the streak, and the Thunder are 6-1 during that span.With Westbrook leading the way, Oklahoma City is averaging 124.6 points in its last seven games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“He is definitely the reason for that,” said Paul George, who scored 39 points against Orlando. “He is the reason we have had the highest (offensive) months in Thunder history. I cannot say enough for the credit he deserves for our offense being at the level it is at.”Dennis Schroder scored 20 points and Jerami Grant had 19 to help the Thunder win for the eighth time in nine games. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Blake Griffin stars as Pistons hand Knicks 14th straight loss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ
For long, the Indian Olympic Association has been criticised for not doing nothing to support athletes. In a big shift, the National Olympic Committee has decided to reward all medallists who brought the country laurels at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.This was India’s best medal haul at the Asian Games, 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals. “Each individual gold medal winner will get Rs five lakh, silver medallist Rs three lakh and bronze medallist two lakh,” Narinder Batra, president, IOA, told Mail Today on Saturday.He said medallists in team events will also get cash prizes. Each gold medallist in team event will get Rs three lakh, silver medallist Rs two lakh and bronze medallist Rs one lakh. The awards function will be held at a south Delhi five star hotel on Sunday.At a time when many athletes and coaches are beating their chests over missing out on the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and the Dronacharya Award, the IOA’s decision will lift their spirit.In recent times, the IOA has never presented cash awards to this extent. “We recognise the efforts of our athletes and they deserve these cash awards. India did well, according to our expectations, though a few more medals could have been won,” said Batra.The thinking within the IOA executive committee, which was elected last November, is athletes should get due respect. To be sure, when teams were selected for the Asiad, the IOA had done due diligence to a fair extent. There were instances when the IOA could have been more judicious in team selection, notably relating to teams like handball, sambo and a few more sport.advertisementSome of the top winners on Sunday will be Hima Das, Jinson Johnson, Manjit Singh, Mohammad Anas, Dutee Chand, as they won multiple medals in Jakarta.The men’s and women’s hockey teams, archery teams, table tennis teams and others who won medals will also be rewarded.
For Jermain Defoe being a veteran footballer is sometimes extra difficult because he has days when he has to act like everything is normal36-year-old English forward Jermain Defoe has been around playing professional football since 1999.And as a veteran footballer, he says sometimes is difficult not to be included in AFC Bournemouth’s first squad, but he says he still has to keep calm.“It’s been difficult, it’s not a situation I’ve had to deal with before so at first you get frustrated because you’re not used to it,” he told the club’s official website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“But at the same time it’s important that I’m professional because there are a lot of young players in the squad that look up to the senior players and I remember when I was younger and if I saw a senior player like that I’d think ‘if he’s doing that then it’s okay’.”“As a senior player you have to conduct yourself in a certain way, sometimes it’s not easy because you’re human and you want to play but you always have to remain positive and professional,” he explained.“You get your moments and your days when you’re down and when that hunger goes I think there’s no point in me playing, to be honest. I’ve always had that, I’ve always wanted to play football. The team is doing well, so that’s the most important thing.”“You can sacrifice your own happiness for the team. I just need to keep training, stay sharp and then see what happens,” he concluded.