Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter If you want to eliminate gun violence, you will need to improve the quality and integrity of people. People with integrity will not be resorting to gun violence. Using band aid solutions WILL NOT WORK. Do you want to see what’s coming up in this society? Go into certain area schools and watch the students use obscenities toward teachers. Anyone who has been around to compare this society to that of 50 years ago and you will see the decline. It time for the cold hard facts of life. It’s not going to suddenly get better. It WILL get worse. This society is in a downward spiral. I know the readers of this don’t want to read that. They want to hold onto a sliver of hope. It will take more than Hope. It will need to take a fundamental change in the QUALITY of the individual. That requires work. That won’t happen. Get ready. The downward spiral will eventually affect everyone of us. Perhaps the best thing which can happen to some is old age. Those of that characteristic will probably not live to the crash at the end of the spiral! But the gun violence has hardly been limited to schools. Here are but a few statistics for the first 26 days of 2018 in the US:Total number of incidents – 3,613Number of deaths – 1,004Number of injured – 1,798Number of children under the age of 12 – 43Mass shootings (involving four or more victims) – 17Law enforcement officers shot or killed – 19Unintentional or accidental shootings – 120 One might describe January as a national shooting spree, except that the gun violence in the past two years mirrors these figures. In 2016 there were over 58,000 gun-related incidents in the US. In 2017, there were over 61,000. In the past two years, America has averaged nearly one mass shooting per day (728).Typically, I have stayed out of national politics and issues unless they directly relate to Apopka or Orange County. The Apopka Voice is a hyper-local news site after all. But while the epidemic of gun violence is nationwide, and a national issue, clearly Apopka is not immune.What I won’t do is call on the President, the Congress, the Governor or the Legislature to do anything on this issue. It would be great if Washington and Tallahassee could work together on gun violence, but that is not the focus of my plea. And I won’t attack or defend the second amendment because it has nothing to do with this issue.What I will do is call on the local community to take on this deadly issue at a grassroots level. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Reply The day before, a school cafeteria outside Dallas and a charter school parking lot in New Orleans were the scenes of school shootings. And before that, a school bus in Iowa, a college campus in Southern California, and a high school in Seattle. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 It would be one thing if the solution to gun violence in our country were elusive, but that’s not the case. The effective solutions exist and are simply not being funded or supported. While Washington DC, Tallahassee, and unqualified individuals posting on Facebook continue to argue about gun control and gun rights, and gun-related issues that do not advance us to a solution, it would be refreshing to see Apopka take matters into its own hands and get results right now, because in cities across our country, gun murders every bit as tragic as the ones that took place in Benton, Ky. are happening every day. Let’s prove that a solution most people believe has to come from federal or state government can be solved by a small, determined, and inspired community like Apopka. In the 1990s, a highly effective gun violence reduction strategy was developed in Boston by a group including law enforcement officers, researchers, and black clergy members. According to the National Institute of Justice, it resulted in a 63 percent reduction in the average monthly number of youth homicide victims in that city, an accomplishment that was called “the Boston Miracle.”Another study done by the Campbell Collaboration, a nonprofit organization that evaluates the effects of this type of intervention, analyzed 10 cities that took on initiatives such as Boston. Stockton, Calif., saw a 42 percent reduction in its monthly count of gun homicides in the first year of the strategy’s implementation; similarly, Oakland, Calif., saw just under a 30 percent reduction. In 2017, the city is on track to have its second-lowest homicide rate in over 30 years. While many have the misperception that entire cities and neighborhoods are filled with criminals, the reality is that those responsible for a majority of crimes represent a tiny percentage of the residents of any given city. In Apopka, it is estimated that 70% of the total crimes are committed by only 7% of the community. In response to this fact, effective gun violence reduction strategies adopt a highly targeted, data-based approach in which the small number of individuals most at risk for being involved in gun violence are provided with individualized programs of support and pressure to discontinue their violence in the community. To this end, law enforcement officials, pastors, community leaders, social service providers and mentors who have themselves escaped violent lifestyles work in partnership with one another to help these individuals turn their lives around. This approach would harness the leadership and experience of the people who live in and understand these communities.Many of the ideas that originated with the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence would fit seamlessly into this plan. Absent a targeted investment strategy from the federal government, some local communities have taken on the challenge for themselves. And given the makeup of Apopka, I would not be surprised to see this community come together to take on this issue as they have done in so many instances. Seargent Saunders OpinionBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceShots rang out yesterday near Apopka High School. The Apopka Police Department responded to a call about a disturbance in the area of Lancer Oak Drive. When units arrived, they were told that a gun had been fired in the area during the disturbance. Detectives found shell casings in the area. There were no injuries reported. Apopka High School was locked-down for about two hours from 3-5 PM. The investigation is ongoing, and the APD is asking for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact CrimeLine at 407-423-TIPS or the Apopka Police Department at [email protected] follows a December 15th incident at Wekiva High School in which a student was arrested for bringing a firearm on campus.Those two incidents at both local high schools bring the issue home to Apopka, but they are but minor headlines in a month of spiking gun violence in schools across the country.In case you missed it, another high school shooting took place earlier in the week in Benton, Kentucky. Two students were killed, and 18 more wounded after a 15-year-old shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply January 27, 2018 at 10:36 pm TAGSOpinion Previous articleAging or Alzheimer’s? Know the Warning SignsNext articleAmericans more willing to ride in self-driving cars Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate January 26, 2018 at 9:58 pm David 2 COMMENTS Gun violence in American schools used to be rare, and shocking. Now it seems to happen far more frequently. This was the 11th gun-related incident at a school in the first 23 days of the new year, and the 50th of the academic year. Since the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., all school shootings seem to have lost some of their capacity to shock, and the media seems to have followed suit and limited its coverage. The Anatomy of Fear The 7% solution while valid will be called racial profiling Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Staff of management consultancy the Egremont Group have chosen Vitalise as one of their preferred charities for 2008. The partnership focus on pro bono projects, volunteering and participation in major sporting events.Egremont specialises in helping retail, leisure and travel business grow and deliver sustainable organisational change.Egremont Directors Sue Grist and Sean Connolly said: “Through the partnership, the Egremont team plan to make a difference by raising money through events and sporting occasions, increasing awareness of this great charity and using our management techniques, toolkits and methodologies to help Vitalise ensure it is the best it can be.” 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 18 December 2007 | News Egremont Group chooses Vitalise as charity of the year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate
Domestic caretakers, nannies and house cleaners are, like farmworkers and people with disabilities, excluded from many local, state and federal workplace protections, including minimum wage, overtime and health, safety and sick benefits. June 20 domestic workers rally, Philadelphia.As mostly women of color, domestic workers are subjected to all the abusive sexist and racist horrors so common within the U.S. patriarchal, white- supremacist, capitalist system. Mostly immigrants and often undocumented, they work in highly responsible yet difficult jobs for low pay and are often under threat of deportation at a moment’s notice.Like many gig workers, domestic workers are isolated from thousands of other workers doing the same work, and they are forced to deal with ever-more-demanding bosses as individuals.Despite such harsh working conditions, courageous domestic workers across the U.S. are making significant strides to get Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (DWBR) legislation passed. Those protections they hope will ensure respect, professionalism and safety on the job for millions of workers. Seven states (New York, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii and New Mexico) and the city of Seattle have already extended DWBR protections to domestic workers. According to the National Domestic Workers Alliance, over 2 million people in the U.S. do domestic work. There are 67 million domestic workers worldwide, according to the U.N.’s International Labor Organization.‘Enduring legacy of slavery’Philadelphia is home to an estimated 16,000 domestic workers who make an average of $10,000 annually, according to analysis by University of Pennsylvania professor Pilar Goñalons-Pons. A nanny and member leader of the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance (DWA), Annie Johnson wrote in a March 4 guest editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “We don’t get the basic labor protections other workers do. We don’t qualify for minimum-wage and overtime protections. We aren’t protected by the federal Civil Rights Act, which governs gender and racial discrimination.“We don’t get workplace safety protections. We don’t have the ability to unionize. And we’re not protected from retaliation if we do speak up about the ways we’re abused and taken advantage of. It’s no mistake we’re denied these basic protections — it’s part of the enduring legacy of slavery. Domestic workers and agricultural workers were left out of 1930s’ labor law because the vast majority were Black descendants of slaves.“This means that, in the poorest major city, we are among the lowest paid and most exploited of the working poor. The vast majority of us are women of color — Black and immigrant women, many of whom are undocumented. Domestic workers frequently experience wage theft, verbal abuse, sexual harassment, threats to call [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] if we speak up about our working conditions, daily instances of racism and prejudice and employers who refuse to pay and who barge into living quarters after work hours are done for live-in nannies and caregivers.” Philadelphia: Pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!On International Domestic Workers Day, June 20, about 50 Philadelphia-area domestic workers and their allies rallied outside City Hall. After hearing speeches from domestic workers and several City Council supporters of the bill, they entered City Hall where DWBR legislation was officially introduced. The bill will go up for a vote this fall. Once passed, Philadelphia would not only be the largest city to do so, it will also be the most ambitious standards-raising law on the books across the industry.Participants in the rally included Philadelphia Jobs with Justice, Domestic Employers Network Community, Legal Services of Philadelphia, Pathways Pa, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals, Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition, United Home Care Workers of PA and other allies.The bill would mandate:Workers are entitled to up to five days of paid time off (PTO). The PTO will likely be a tiered system based on time worked;Employers must use a contract to specify hours, pay rates, schedules, holidays and other employment terms;Workers are guaranteed paid rest and meal breaks (a 10-minute rest break for every four hours worked consecutively and a 30-minute meal break after more than five hours). Live-in workers such as nannies and caregivers are guaranteed one unpaid day off after working six consecutive days;The city will create a “portable benefits” system for workers’ hours to follow them, not the employer, meaning those with multiple employers can still accrue enough hours to qualify for paid time off;Freedom from discrimination and sexual harassment, protection against retaliation; andEmployers must provide two weeks’ notice before terminating an employment contract (four weeks if the worker is live-in), except in cases of “significant misconduct.”A Domestic Work Working Group will meet this summer to develop a proposal for a Domestic Worker Standards and Implementation Board to monitor enforcement and regulation.Nicole Kligerman, executive director of the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, told the Philadelphia Inquirer she expects the board to create “template contracts” for workers. If an individual doesn’t have a contract, it will be presumed they’re working under the city’s template of minimum terms. (June 20)The rally ended with a chant the DWA use at their events; everyone starts in low voices chanting “Unity!, Dignity!, Power!” over and over, increasing in volume each time, and finally ending in one loud voice: “Unity! Dignity! Power!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
First Heatwave Expected Next Week 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it â€œBis Morganâ€ students called to each other as they left the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee BBQ on Sunday.This German phrase exchanged between an American and a German meaning â€œsee you tomorrow,â€ shows these students are taking a step of courage to make friends with people of other cultures and overcome differences at the people to people level.The Pasadena Sister Cities Committee hosted a BBQ to celebrate the seven students here from the sister cities in Germany, Armenia, Finland, and Japan as well as the three students who recently returned from Germany and Finland through the program.This was first time to have so many students in Pasadena at the same time as the American students are usually away when the foreign students come here. The BBQ provided a perfect place to share their experiences and stories.â€œPeople to people is different than government to government. That is the idea about Sister Cities, it is that people to people connection that they have because they have been here and that our students have because they have been there,â€ volunteer Michael Warner said.The Sister Cities Committee provides a new home in Pasadena each week for the students visiting from Japan, Armenia, Finland, and Germany over the summer so that each family can show what they love about Pasadena. The students stay from two-six weeks.One couple has been involved for over 25 years. Gary, a 79-year-old who surfs competitively, gives all the students surfing lessons including Alina and Felix who stayed with them in the past two weeks.â€œFelix got up on his first try. We have so much fun with them, we take them places and help them with their homework at night. I love getting to know teenagers and students from another country and their viewpoints on life. They become kind of like our kids,â€ Garyâ€™s wife Linda Stellern said.The Stellernâ€™s were able to go to Germany last summer for a celebration in Ludwigshafen, Pasadenaâ€™s sister city. They stayed with the grandparents of one of the students who had stayed with them several years ago.Jordan Lopez, a second year PCC student who just returned from Germany on July 4, thinks everybody should seek out a program to live with a family from another country. He worked and lived in Germany for six weeks while taking classes and living with a host family.â€œI am glad I had the experience to learn what it is like to live as a German. To wake up with the family and be a part of their routine. You wake up in some elseâ€™s life for six weeks; it is something that is unbelievable,â€ Lopez said.When he was in Germany his family took him to see the Hockenheimring, a racetrack for normal cars. He had never seen anything like it and loved that he could see something he was passionate about. Lopez felt he learned so much about the culture and that his German really excelled.â€œThe experience was great, the work was great, but it was the people you meet that really make the experience,â€ Lopez said.Veronica Glavez, second year PCC student, also loved her experience in Germany, especially the history, castles, and the food.â€œThe food was great. I learned how to make frigadellas and how to make saurkraut. One of my favorite meals was the potato and noodle soup. One of my families gave me a German cookbook,â€ saidMichelle Tanner who is a senior at UC Berkeley had just returned from Finland the day before, on Saturday July 27. Her first experience abroad opened her eyes to the wonders of the world and now she hopes to study abroad during her last year of college.â€œThey made sure I was able to visit all the great places, eat all of the great food and have a very traditional Finish experience with a Finish family. It is something that you do not get when you are a tourist because when you are visiting you are only getting the surface level experience,â€ Tanner said.Volunteering with the Sister Cities Committee since 1981, Michael Warner currently serves as the Chair of the German subcommittee. He takes care of placing the students in homes and registering them for classes at PCC. He also helps with the Pasadena students who go abroad.â€œI feel that they get something out of it, it is an experience for them that I did not have when I was a kid, my German experience was compliments of the military, but I was still grateful for it,â€ Warner said.Warner referenced the visit of the Vice Premier of China last year to Washington D.C. One thing the Vice Premier wanted to do was to visit his host family in Ohio that he had stayed with when he an exchange student.â€œMy point on that is that because he had that experience and because he is eventually most likely going to be a high political figure in China, that gives him a much different perspective than if he did not have that experience,â€ Warner said. â€œHe would not know that face to face we are the same type of people. The fact that we wanted to see his host family shows that it meant something to him.â€The idea for the Sister Cities came from Dwight Eisenhower who wanted to improve relations with Germany and Japan after WWII. He thought that if people could make friends with people across the seas it would be harder to want to go to war because of that personal tie.Even today those ties are important because the people who come to Pasadena may become strong leaders and have a better view of the U.S. as they make decisions.â€œRegardless of who these kids are, they will now have a different perspective on their future,â€ Warner said.The opportunity to visit one of the sister cities is available to all high school and college students age 17-24 who are residents of Pasadena or attend school in Pasadena.Students interested in participating in the Sister Cities Exchange Program should contact Ms. Megan Woo (626) 836â€1920 [email protected] Look for more information online at http://www.pasadenasistercities.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsBreaking newsCommunityAnne is Limerick’s Carer of the YearBy Guest Writer – October 31, 2013 963 Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSfeaturedMusic Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WHEN Anne Curtin from Ballinacurra Gardens was selected as Limerick Carer of the Year by the Carers Association, it came as a complete surprise to the unassuming 70 year-old housewife.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Anne provides full-time care in the home to her 29-year-old son Andrew, a paraplegic who has been confined to a wheelchair since an accident two years ago, and her husband Michael who suffered a stroke eight years ago.Anne, who was nominated for the award by Andrew, will attend a national awards ceremony in Dublin on November 5 honouring award recipients from across the country.“This has come as a total surprise. It’s a huge honour and I am so appreciative of it, especially as my darling son Andrew was the inspiration behind it. I had no idea he had nominated me for this award so I am very moved that he would do this for his old ma. I’m still in shock but it’s just lovely to be honoured like this. It is just wonderful,” said Anne.“I feel this award is not just for me but in recognition of all those thousands of people across the country who care for family members and loved ones. It is an eye-opener to see how much people give of themselves especially with all the cutbacks.“Becoming a carer is something I never thought I would have to do but there’s still a great family structure in Ireland and like so many others who do this job for no reward you just get on with it and give it your best,” she explained.The Carers of the Year Awards and Young Carer of the Year Award 2013, sponsored by Tunstall Emergency Response, celebrates the contribution of almost 17,000 family carers across Ireland. Family carers provide high levels of care in the home to their loved ones, including older people, those terminally ill and with disabilities.Speaking at the Limerick awards ceremony, Catherine Cox of The Carers Association said that family caring was a labour of love and, following a tough year of cutbacks, it was never more important to recognise the contribution of family carers.At the national final in Dublin next week, one family carer will be chosen as Ireland’s Carer of the Year 2013 and the Young Carer of the Year 2013 will also be announced. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Print Previous articleFireworks seized as part of Garda operationNext articleLimerick man’s work acknowledged with Nobel peace prize Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy
Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ELDERLY people in County Limerick are living in fear of criminals, a meeting of the Adare/Rathkeale district of Limerick City and County Council has been told.Speaking at this week’s municipal district meeting, Cllr Emmett O’Brien told Garda Superintendent for Newcastle West district, Tom O’Connor, that he held An Garda Síochána in the “highest esteem” but he believed the closure of Garda stations in rural areas had caused a breakdown in confidence and an escalation in fear.“Elderly people are living in fear, an ever present fear. Whether it is real or perceived, that fear is there,” said Cllr O’Brien.Superintendent O’Connor revealed that Garda sergeants throughout the district were currently visiting elderly people in their homes.“This is a sensitive area. I would also call upon local people to visit the elderly in their areas,” he said.Burglaries in the Adare-Rathkeale area have risen from 42 last year to 48 in 2015, Supt O’Connor told council members. Public order offences dropped from 48 in 2014 to 23 this year. There was also a decrease in the number of thefts in the district down to 65 from 90 last year.On Halloween night alone, there were 45 incidents reported to Gardaí. This was up from 42 last year. Supt O’Connor believes a different approach is needed next year to policing Halloween in the county.Fianna Fail councillor Richard O’Donoghue called for Croom Garda Station to be re-opened on a full-time basis. He feels this would cut response times to crime throughout the district.“You have lots of full-backs, lots of full-forwards, but no centre-fields,” he said. NewsLocal NewsElderly feel effects of County Limerick Garda station closuresBy Alan Jacques – November 12, 2015 682 TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtAn Garda SíochánaCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Richard O’DonoghuelimerickSuperintendent Tom O’Connor WhatsApp Previous articleReturn to education “a game-changer”Next articleAdare improvement works ‘premature’ Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Facebook Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
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News UpdatesRights Claim To Ram Leela Movie; Bombay HC Grants Relief To Bhansali Productions, Directs Eros International To Pay Rs.19.39 lakh [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap6 May 2020 1:59 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday granted relief to Sanjay Leela Bhansali run Bhansali productions and directed Eros International Media Ltd to pay the petitioner Rs.19.39 lakh in dues over dispute regarding rights of the movie Goliyo Ki Rasleela Ram Leela which was co-produced by Bhansali along with the respondent. Justice BP Colabawalla via video conferencing heard the petition filed…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 Bombay High Court on Monday granted relief to Sanjay Leela Bhansali run Bhansali productions and directed Eros International Media Ltd to pay the petitioner Rs.19.39 lakh in dues over dispute regarding rights of the movie Goliyo Ki Rasleela Ram Leela which was co-produced by Bhansali along with the respondent. Justice BP Colabawalla via video conferencing heard the petition filed under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 seeking urgent ad-interim reliefs restraining Eros International Media, the parent company Eros International PLC and STX Film from selling, exploiting, assigning, licensing, distributing or renewing rights of the film after learning that Eros announced a merger with STX films. Senior Advocate Zal Adhyarujina instructed by DSK Legal appeared on behalf of the petitioner and Advocate Akshay Patil instructed by Zunjarrao & Co. appeared for the respondent. Andhyarujina submitted that the merger between Eros and STX is based on misleading disclosure regarding rights over the said film which was released seven years ago. Bhansali wrote, directed and co-produced the movie. Patil submitted that the petitioner came across Eros’s Annual Returns published for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 wherein the present film has been specifically mentioned. Despite this, the matter has been moved for urgent ad-interim reliefs only at the end of April 2020, Patil said adding that there was absolutely no urgency for grant of any ad-interim reliefs. On going through the papers, the Court noted that disputes between the parties arose as far back as on October 26, 2018. In fact, a notice was also issued by the advocates for the petitioner to respondent No.1 as early as on October 16, 2019, Justice Colabawalla noted. Thereafter, Court referred to the second and third respondents which is parent company of Eros media, ie Eros International PLC and STX Films respectively observing that there were a few important questions of law as the two companies are not located within the jurisdiction of the High Court as one is situated in the British Isles while the other is in Burbank, California. Court concluded- ” In these circumstances, there will be a detailed hearing after considering law on the subject as to whether reliefs can be granted under Section 9 against these two parties viz. respondent No.2 and respondent No.3. This being the case, I do not think that a case for ad-interim reliefs is made out at this stage, considering that the Court is hearing only extremely urgent matters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having said this, prima facie I find that an amount of Rs.19,39,241/- is payable by respondent No.1 to the petitioner. At this stage, I do not find that this money should be withheld by respondent No.1. Justice Colabawalla gave three weeks time to the respondents to pay the amount of Rs.19,39,241 and file the affidavit-in-reply ‘if they so desire’ within a period of four weeks. Senior Advocate Zal Andhyarujina and Counsel Nausher Kohli argued for the Petitioner. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story