NBA Restart : No MVP or any other individual honors to…

first_img BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News NBA Restart : No MVP or any other individual honors to be given this year Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionAge Has Finally Caught Up To These CelebsDefinition|SponsoredSponsored “The decision to exclude seeding games from awards voting ensures a fair process in which players and coaches from all 30 teams will have the same opportunity to be honored as top performers for the regular season,” the NBA wrote in a memo sent to teams Friday. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the memo.NBA’s Most Valuable Player sponsored by Kia Motors YEAR           PLAYER                TEAM2018-19     Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks2017-18     James Harden, Houston Rockets2016-17     Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder2015-16     Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors2014-15     Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Previous articlePremier League Live : Leeds United back in Premier League after 16 years waitNext articleEngland vice-captain Ben Stokes declares, ‘we will stand by Jofra Archer’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. In a very big decision, the NBA has decided that no individual regular season trophies will be given this year.  Formula 1 Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Latest Sports NewsSportcenter_img F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd This means NBA’s Most Valuable Player sponsored by Kia Motors race is over for now. So is the battle for every other individual regular-season trophy.According to, the league told teams Friday that none of the seeding games will be taken into consideration for any post-season award, and that voting for those honors — such as All-NBA, Kia Rookie of the Year and Defensive Players of the year, will be completed before the July 30 restart of the season at Walt Disney World.Typically, those votes are cast closer to the end of the regular season. PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Cricket TAGSNBA MVPNBA PASSNBA RestartNBA RESTART liveNBA schedule & format SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlycio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickAntetokounmpo won his first MVP award after averaging 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game last season. This season, he’s expected to be an MVP frontrunner again with averages of 29.6 points and 13.7 rebounds for the Bucks — who have the league’s best record.Statistical championships, such as the scoring, rebounding, assist and steal titles, are technically up for grabs through the end of the seeding games in mid-August.  ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 NBA Restart : Only 22 of the league’s 30 participating in the NBA RestartOnly 22 of the league’s 30 teams are participating in the NBA restart.The league’s decision — it was not unexpected — means that Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s campaign for back-to-back MVP awards technically ended more than four months ago when the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – July 18, 2020 Bengaluru RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Edgars Stores Limited HY2012 Presentation

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (  2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Access Bank Ghana ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgAccess Bank Ghana ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Access Bank Ghana ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Oberen Berg House / Alexander Brenner

first_imgOberen Berg House / Alexander BrennerSave this projectSaveOberen Berg House / Alexander Brenner Architects: Alexander Brenner Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Oberen Berg House / Alexander Brenner ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexander Brenner+ 20 Share “COPY” Houses 2007 CopyHouses•Stuttgart, Germanycenter_img Text description provided by the architects. When approaching the building via the access road in a depth-layered  picture is discernible. The northeast side of the house is an addition/a combination of white cubes. Each of them is recognizable as an individu- al structure when viewed from close up, but seen from a distance, they merge to form a unified whole. Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexander BrennerRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalAs you enter the house from the north-east via the two-storey entran- ce hall, the floor-to-ceiling glazing facing southwest opens up onto the garden. One can look out over the pool in front of the house, and across the valley towards the hills opposite. In this entrance hall (as in the whole house), visitors are aware of an interplay of open and enclosed spaces stretching between transparent expanses of glass and protective walls. This layout satisfies both the occupants’ need for security and, on the other hand, for openness and a connection with the surrounding natural landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexander BrennerIf necessary, the house can be divided into units of varying sizes without major constructional work being required, thus offering its occupants maximum flexibility and permitting a suitable way of living for every lifestyle and family situation. This multi-generational villa is a new and sustainable reinterpretation of the old dream of a house that can grow and shrink within the same building shell. Save this picture!site planThe house’s southwest orientation, its generous glazing and the dark floors ensure maximum passive solar gains. A large-surface solar sy- stem on the roof and a geothermal heat pump complement the energy concept.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alexander BrennerProject gallerySee allShow lessCulture and Leisure Complex in Morocco / Younes DiouriArticles2011 Festival of ArchitectureArticles Share Germany Year:  ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  4876 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAlexander BrennerOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStuttgartHousesGermanyPublished on April 30, 2011Cite: “Oberen Berg House / Alexander Brenner” 30 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Ramp House / Architects Corner

first_img Projects Ramp House / Architects Corner Houses Australia Architects: Architects Corner Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Warragul, Australia Area:  450 m² Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs 2015 Save this picture!© Nic Granleese+ 24 Share Ramp House / Architects CornerSave this projectSaveRamp House / Architects Corner CopyAbout this officeArchitects CornerOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWarragulAustraliaPublished on August 27, 2015Cite: “Ramp House / Architects Corner” 27 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Nic GranleesePhotographs:  Nic Granleese Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Text description provided by the architects. This 4-bedroom home responds to and reflects the elements and objects randomly located in its rural context of Warragul, Victoria. It’s curved form and aspect offer functional space, unparalleled views and access to light.Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nic GranleeseThe unique form is a response to one clear directive from the clients ‘we want to wrap ourselves around the dam’. Architects Corner utilised this brief in more ways than one, including an alternative to an internal staircase in the form of a 21-metre-long curved concrete ramp, echoing the contours of the building itself.Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseProject gallerySee allShow lessGIVEAWAY: Win Tickets for the RISING Conference September in CopenhagenArchitecture NewsQb|Studios / Qb ModularSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Countdown Word Expert Explores Legacy Terminology Alternatives

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Countdown Word Expert Explores Legacy Terminology Alternatives Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising legacies According to Susie Dent:“We know that the language involved in leaving a donation to charity is putting people off, and it may take just a simple step to put it right. ‘Legacy’ is conjuring up all the wrong associations: if we can find the right words to show people how even the tiniest gift can make a difference, then the power of language can be put to hugely beneficial use.“’Legacy’ suggests wealth and celebrity. Perhaps a new, tongue-in-cheek coinage like ‘inshareitance’ would get people talking, while simpler nouns such as ‘gift’ or ‘lifeline’ might sound more encouraging and straightforward. And, if we prefer not to dwell on thoughts of death, a touch of humour might help – ‘pay-as-you-go’ could raise a smile or two’.”Commenting on the findings Stephen George, Chair of Remember A Charity and Head of Legacies at NSPCC said:“Gifts in wills to charity are so important as they represent the single biggest income stream for UK charities – large and small.“Sadly it seems the term ‘legacy’ is acting as one of the barriers to giving and is perpetuating the idea that leaving a gift to charity is not a normal thing to do. We want to reassure people that it is a normal and rewarding thing to do, whatever the size of the gift is that is left.”The activity was carried out to support Remember A Charity’s current awareness campaign into charitable legacies, which aims to normalise leaving gifts in wills and create talkability.###-ENDS-###MEDIA ENQUIRIESRemember A Charity Press Office:Diana Mackie Tel. 020 7840 1027/ 07793 802953email: [email protected]center_img Remember A Charity has enlisted the support of the resident word expert from Channel 4’s Countdown programme, Susie Dent, for its current consumer campaign.The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of charitable gifts in wills. Susie Dent is working with the charity consortium to explore alternative terms for the word ‘legacy’ and to provide insight into why the ‘legacy language’ is acting as a barrier to giving.According to research carried out for Remember A Charity by TNS Social in 2008, the word ‘legacy’ is largely misunderstood amongst the general public and has negative connotations with the wealthy, death, wills and even eccentricity. Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 July 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

25th National Lottery Awards seek nominations

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The National Lottery Awards celebrate their 25th birthday this year and are now open for nominations.The awards celebrate people and projects doing extraordinary things with National Lottery funding, and offer a £10,000 prize.Nominations close on the 30 April at midnight and can be submitted online.  Any organisation that has received National Lottery funding can enter. Shortlisted projects will compete in one round of public voting later in 2019 to determine the winner. All voting will be independently verified.Last year, Fiona Coldron won the Special Achievement Award for her work with her family-run charity ‘Something To Look Forward To.’ The charity supports families affected by cancer and the resulting financial hardship by providing gifts and experiences that have been donated by individuals and businesses.Coldron said:“As a result of the National Lottery Award, ‘Something To Look Forward To’ has received both local and national press coverage which has resulted in us reaching and supporting more people affected by cancer. We also received new gift and experience donations including a flight in a helicopter as well as long term financial donors, both of which are imperative for our vital service to continue.”Since the National Lottery began almost 25 years ago, more than £39 billion of funding has been raised and over 535,000 National Lottery grants have been awarded. Tagged with: Awards National Lottery About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Advertisement  138 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  137 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 18 March 2019 | News 25th National Lottery Awards seek nominationslast_img read more

No RE/MAX sales of Palestinian land!

first_imgSpeakers from two groups concerned with the rights of Palestinians spoke to the international shareholders’ meeting of the RE/MAX company in Denver on May 5, asking them to set up a committee to investigate the practice by the company’s Israeli division of selling land, houses and buildings stolen from the Palestinian people.As 50 of their supporters marched outside the enormous international headquarters of the real estate firm, speakers from Code Pink and Heartland described how the company was building and selling homes on Palestinian land that is now restricted only to Jews, essentially building Jewish-only communities. RE/MAX sells properties within illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.RE/MAX International has condoned this practice and continues to profit from the sales of these Palestinian homes to Jewish-only buyers.The demonstrators outside held signs saying, “No open house on stolen land,” “Colorado for a just RE/MAX,” “Demolishing Palestinian homes perpetuates violence” and “Profits from pain is ­inhumane.”Police threatened to arrest protesters if they went onto the massive RE/MAX property, but allowed them at the entrance, where they were visible to passersby on the busy street. According to spokesperson Saadia Behar from Jewish Voice for Peace, organizations responsible for the action also included Coloradans for Justice in Palestine, Friends of Sabeel, Code Pink and Heartland.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Defend BLM activist lawyers!

first_imgColinford Mattis and Urooj RahmanBy Noor Jehan BanoA surveillance camera outside this city’s 88th Precinct in New York captured footage on May 30 of a Molotov cocktail setting an abandoned, badly damaged, and heavily spray-painted police car on fire. That same night, police kidnapped and caged Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, charging them with taking part in the incident. The charges that punishment bureaucrats attached to Mattis and Rahman for their purported role in setting an abandoned cop car on fire carry an incredible mandatory minimum sentence of 45 years to a maximum of life in prison.  (Buzzfeed, Sept. 16) At the bail hearing for Rahman and Mattis, these bureaucrats relentlessly tried to keep them confined to cages until their trial. However, after being held captive for weeks, both were released and placed under house arrest. Along with the state, some South Asian community members have also engaged in acts of violence against these political prisoners by guilting and shaming them for their alleged involvement in harming state property. On a South Asian-centered online forum, one person wrote that because Mattis and Rahman are “educated people but they committed a serious crime. . . it’s important that the court makes an example out of them and gives them a long sentence.” This person added that they “don’t have much sympathy for people who seek to wreak havoc.” Another wrote that “the most surprising part [about this story] is that they’re both lawyers and children of immigrants. They should’ve 100% known better.”This illustrates the major dilemma for some South Asian communities when discussing profound acts of protest: We continue to rely on our proximity to power for security, rather than engaging in deep solidarity with those whose actions mold our path towards liberation.Instead of vilifying Mattis and Rahman, it is crucial that we actively assess how their actions have challenged respectability politics, loosened the racial wedge separating South Asian and Black communities, and contributed to building class consciousness.Mattis is of Jamaican descent, while Rahman and her family migrated from Pakistan to the United States. Both were raised in im/migrant communities, attended law school, and practiced as attorneys prior to the May 30th incident. Since the arrests of Rahman and Mattis, news outlets have paid exceptionally close attention to their occupation, publishing headlines with phrases like “two promising lawyers” (CNN, June 18), “Molotov-tossing attorney” (weekly Blitz, Aug. 21), and “bomb-throwing lawyers” (New York Post, June 23). In the United States, lawyers are often the gatekeepers protecting the ruling class’s authority, which, in turn, puts them in a position of power. Moreover, news outlets carefully choose words that reflect a principle central to migrant communities: “Do not bite the hand that feeds you.” Mattis and Rahman’s alleged act against this principle demonstrates that the worth of an oppressed community member is solely based on their commitment to serve the oppressor. The value attached to a person from a minority community is also reflected in how communities of color are pitted against one another. South Asians are considered “model minorities,” hard-working, intellectual, and law-abiding people. In turn, those who are not model minorities are stereotyped to posses opposite attributes. This toxic dichotomy has perpetuated anti-Black racism in South Asian communities and created barriers for communities of color. The courts demonstrated, however, that one’s “model minority” status does not ensure protection against state harm, thus weakening these divisions and strengthening our need to build class consciousness. The current uprising has sparked an international call to end white supremacist violence against all communities of color. For those of South Asian descent, how do we intend to answer?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Elephant Death In Kerala: PIL In SC Seeks CBI Or SIT Probe

first_imgTop StoriesElephant Death In Kerala: PIL In SC Seeks CBI Or SIT Probe Sanya Talwar7 Jun 2020 7:45 AMShare This – xA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a Court Monitored CBI or a Special Investigating Team (SIT) probe into the recent death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala reportedly due to accidental consumption of a firecracker-stuffed pineapple meant as a trap for wild boars.The petition has been filed by Advocate Avadh Bihari Kaushik and seeks the intervention of the Top Court 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?LoginA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a Court Monitored CBI or a Special Investigating Team (SIT) probe into the recent death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala reportedly due to accidental consumption of a firecracker-stuffed pineapple meant as a trap for wild boars.The petition has been filed by Advocate Avadh Bihari Kaushik and seeks the intervention of the Top Court for the “horrific, tragic, brutal, cruel and inhumane act of some villagers committed near Silent Valley National Park in Mannarkkad district of the state of Kerala”.While highlighting that the incident is not the first of its kind, the petitioner goes on to state that the said incident has brought on surface, an earlier similar incident wherein another female elephant had met with similar fate in April 2020 in Kollam district of Kerala. The plea states,”It is submitted that these are two incidents brought into public domain but the menace appears to be deep rooted, huge and serious and, prima facie, it appears to be a well calculated and organized killing racket to kill the giant animal.”In light of this, it is averred that that since “authorities concerned/respondents have failed to prevent such killing of the protected animals despite the laws in place”, a Court monitored investigation of the above cases through the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or alternatively a Special Investigating Team (SIT) probe becomes imperative.”….a Court Monitored investigation of the above two cases of killings of elephants, as noted above, as also of other similar cases, being reported from time to time from various other states, is directed by this Hon’ble Court to be conducted through the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or alternatively, the investigation is directed to be conducted by a Special Investigating Team (SIT) consisting of experts from various departments and agencies headed by a Retired Judge of this Hon’ble Court” – Excerpt of PleaFurthermore, Kaushik has contended that Forest Officials have stated that  investigation into animal killings is very tough, in as much as it is “difficult to gather information in such incidents and locating the place where the wild animals meet with such fate is not easy”, an SIT consisting of experts from relevant departments is important to curb the “illegal and brutal killing of elephants”. The plea emphasises on the the fact irreparable loss and injury has been caused to wildlife and also to the public at large and that the elephant is a protected wildlife animal listed at item No. 12-B in the name of ‘Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus)’ in scheduled-I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and as such killing thereof as also trade in its any of the articles/organs is punishable offence.The petition further states that the Supreme Court should interfere in the matter and set up a Special Investigation Team to probe the instances of elephant killings throughout the country in order to avoid such incidents in the future.On June 6, the National Green Tribunal has registered a suo motu case regarding the incident of a pregnant elephant killed in Silent Valley Forest in Kerala.The Tribunal presided by Justice K. Ramakrishnan observed that these things are happening probably due to various aspects of not following the norms for protecting the wild animals in the forest exposing them to have conflict with human, thereby their lives were put to danger.Click Here To Download Petition Next Storylast_img read more