Her experience as a victim of domestic violence inspired her to enroll to study law at the age of 33. She earned her Masters in Law in 1992 and has an MPhil in family law, and today, Flavia Agnes is one of the strongest voices we have in our country. She is popularly known as a women’s rights lawyer and activist. Flavia Agnes is the co-founder of Majlis legal centre that not only campaigns, for but also provides legal aid and representation to women and children. Over the decades, Agnes has been instrumental in forming and shaping public and legal opinion on women’s rights in our country. In a free-wheeling interview to Nitish Kashyap, Agnes talks about personal laws in the country, erroneous judgments and media’s coverage of Shayara Bano’s petition in the Supreme Court regarding triple talaq. LiveLaw: How far do you think India has come in terms of gender equality and women’s rights? Flavia Agnes: We have succeeded in enacting laws which are good on … [Read more...] about We Do Not Need Ornamental Statutes: We Need To Have Practical Solutions To The Problems We Face. Activist Lawyer Flavia Agnes
While driving, you may occasionally notice protruding spike-like lug nut covers on the wheels of tractor-trailers. While usually made of plastic, these spikes may also be made of aluminum or metal. One hazard is that these spikes may extend out too far from the outer edge of the rim of the wheel and come into contact with other vehicles, including motorcyclists and bicyclists, or even pedestrians.As I previously discussed in a prior blog post, nearly half of bicyclists and one quarter of pedestrians who are killed by a large truck first impact the side of the truck. It is easy to see the increased danger of side impacts if the bicyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian makes contact with a wheel’s spikes.Concerns about the actual danger caused by the ornamental spikes may be compounded by the perceptions of other drivers, including those who are involved in crashes with tractor trailers. In a 2012 Louisiana case involving a car and a tractor-trailer, plaintiff described the … [Read more...] about Are Spiked Wheel Ornaments a Safety Hazard?
An Alabama criminal defense attorney doesn’t object to the Christmas tree in the Houston County Courthouse or even the ornaments, featuring photographs of crime victims, with which it is decorated.But Billy Joe Sheffield II does object to having it displayed, next to the jury room, as his clients’ cases go to trial, reports the Dothan Eagle. So he has filed motions in all of his cases scheduled to go to trial during the holiday season, seeking either a delay or removal of the display.The Christmas tree ornaments were organized by the Southeast Alabama chapter of Victims of Crime Against Leniency.“I just want to ensure my clients have a fair trial without any bias,” Sheffield told the newspaper. “I’m not opposed to the Christmas tree, and I’m not opposed to the VOCAL sign being there. But what I’m opposed to is the photographs being right next to the jury room.”So far, his motions have not been granted, he says, but some remain to be … [Read more...] about Lawyer Seeks Trial Delay, Says Courthouse Xmas Tree OK, But Crime-Victim-Photo Ornaments Create Bias
Manado, N Sulawesi, (ANTARA News) - North Sulawesi Province has enjoyed a high demand for ornamental fish from buyers in Italy during the second quarter of 2018. "Buyers in Italy are interested in buying ornamental fish since early 2018. Thank God, the high demand has continued until now," Head of the Foreign Trade Division of North Sulawesi`s Provincial Industry and Trade Darwin Muksin stated here on Monday. He noted that North Sulawesi had exported a total of 800 live ornamental fish, or 35 boxes, to Italy, generating foreign exchange for the country totaling US$639. In fact, the exports of ornamental fish commodities are lower than those of coconut and other fishery products. However, the most important aspect is creating a new market for superior products of North Sulawesi, which were earlier only exported to Thailand. Thus, exporters should capitalize on this opportunity to boost prosperity and foreign exchange for the country. "Ornamental fish has its own specialties, … [Read more...] about North Sulawesi`s ornamental fish records high demand fromIitaly
Jan 10, 6:57 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Madhur Dave @mad_dhoor 01/10/19 AT 6:25 AM A thief carrying cash and ornaments fell down nine stories as he tried to escape security guards by climbing down a thin gas pipeline in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in northern India. He died immediately as he hit the ground during early hours of Wednesday local time.The incident came to light at 4 a.m. Wednesday (5:30 p.m. EST Tuesday) at a residential complex when an unidentified man was suspected to be inside an apartment on the ninth floor. The house was empty at the time of the theft, as the couple who lived there worked night shifts. The police said the thief was armed with a toy gun, a pack of red chili powder, a wire cutter, a screwdriver, a torch and a cell phone; he was also wearing a monkey cap to hide his face.The thief was still in the house when the owner returned, and she … [Read more...] about Thief Fleeing Crime Scene Fell To Death Nine Stories Below