A third web dissident arrested

first_img Help by sharing this information News April 7, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific 29.04.2002On 29 April, we learned that Son Hong Pham is being detained at Prison B14, near Hanoi. His wife, Ha Thuy Vu, has not been allowed to visit him since his arrest on 27 March 2002. As a result of pressure and threats, she has been forced to leave their home, together with their two sons. According to The Democracy Club for Vietnam Club, the government has issued a statement in which the dissident is accused of “spying” and “dissemination of anti-state and anti-Vietnam Communist Party documents “. ______________________________________________________________17.04.2002In a letter addressed to the Vietnamese Minister for Public Security, Lieutenant General Le Minh Huong, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) calls for the release of Vietnamese dissident Son Hong Pham, arrested by police for having written, translated and published on the Internet texts promoting democracy. “This new arrest of a web dissident, the third in just over a month, is a callous confirmation of the Vietnamese authorities’ intention to censure freedom of expression on the Internet”, states Robert Ménard, General Secretary of the organisation. RSF renewed its call for the release of the dissident Le Chi Quang and the ending of the house arrest of the dissident Tran Khue.   According to information obtained by RSF, Son Hong Pham, a doctor and sales representative for a pharmaceutical company, was arrested in Hanoi on 29 March 2002. His arrest apparently followed the translation and publication on the Internet of an article entitled “What is democracy?”, which previously appeared on the web site of the United States embassy in Vietnam.On 25 March 2002, Colonel Le Van, a member of the special police unit P4-A25, called at Son Hong Pham’s house and ordered him to report to the special unit. There, the dissident was questioned about his translations of articles from the American embassy’s web site. Shortly afterwards, Son Hong Pham’s home in Hanoi was searched by eight members of the special unit, who confiscated computer equipment and personal papers. On 26 March, Son Hong Pham returned to the police station to claim his personal belongings, but without success. The following day, he published an open letter on the Internet protesting against the illegal search of his home and the confiscation of his personal belongings. Two days later, his family announced that he had “disappeared”. A member of the family confirmed by telephone on 15 April that Son Hong Pham was still being detained. His mother had been allowed to visit him in prison. Son Hong Pham is also the author of a number of articles, including “Democracy promotion: a key focus in a new world order” and “Sovereignty and human rights: the search for reconciliation”, published on the Internet forums Danchu.net and Ykien.net, both dedicated to promoting democracy. On 6 March 2002 he sent one of his articles, entitled “Promising signals for democracy in Vietnam”, to the Secretary-General of the Vietnamese Community Party, General Nong Duc Manh. RSF reminds readers that web dissidents Le Chi Quang and Tran Khue are still being detained after publishing articles criticising the Vietnamese authorities on the Internet. Le Chi Quang, a computer science lecturer who also holds a degree in law, was arrested at a Hanoi Internet café on 21 February 2002 and is being held in camp B14 in the Ha Dong province (in the north of the country). Tran Khue has been under house arrest since 10 March 2002 by virtue of the administrative directive 31/CP. This decision follows the publication on the Internet of a letter addressed to the Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, on the eve of an official visit to Vietnam. to go further News Follow the news on Vietnam Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img News News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A third web dissident arrestedlast_img read more

Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association anuncia novos membros

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State Govt. Has No Power To Amend Art. 341 List Notified By President: P & H HC Stays Haryana Govt. Notifications Including OBC Community In SC Category [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesState Govt. Has No Power To Amend Art. 341 List Notified By President: P & H HC Stays Haryana Govt. Notifications Including OBC Community In SC Category [Read Order] Mehal Jain11 Aug 2020 7:17 AMShare This – xNoting that the state government has no power under Article 341 to specify any caste, race or tribe, or part or group thereof, as Scheduled Caste, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday stayed two notifications of the government of Haryana including the OBC ‘Gadaria’ community as SC. The List of Scheduled Castes in Haryana State, as incorporated in the Constitutional Order 1950…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?LoginNoting that the state government has no power under Article 341 to specify any caste, race or tribe, or part or group thereof, as Scheduled Caste, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday stayed two notifications of the government of Haryana including the OBC ‘Gadaria’ community as SC. The List of Scheduled Castes in Haryana State, as incorporated in the Constitutional Order 1950 (as amended from time to time), includes ‘Sansi’ as SC. Vide notification dated July 5, 2019 of the state government, the list of De-notified tribes in Haryana State was amended to add ‘Gadaria’ as a synonym of ‘Sansi’. Subsequently, on July 7 this year, another notification was issued to the effect that Scheduled Caste Certificates be issued to the ‘Gadaria’ caste. Chief Justice Ravi Shankar Jha and Justice Arun Palli appreciated that in the cases of State of Maharashtra v. Milind and others (2000) and E.V.Chinnaiah v. State of A.P. and others (2004), the Supreme Court has held that the State Government has no power to amend the list notified under Article 341 of the Constitution of India by the President. Issuing notice to the state of Haryana, the operation of the impugned orders/notifications issued by the State Government was stayed on Monday by the division bench. “A number of representations from persons of ‘Gadaria’ caste have been received by the state government from time to time wherein it is stated that ‘Gadaria’ is a sub-caste of ‘Sansi’ and therefore, Schedule Caste certificate should be issued to them”, reads the July 7 notification. Accordingly, the Notification sought to clarify that while issuing Schedule Caste certificates to the persons of ‘Gadaria’ caste, the caste may be mentioned as Sansi (Gadaria).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Benefit Under Section 436-A Of CrPC Can Be Extended To Undertrials Only, Not Those Challenging Conviction: Bombay HC (Full Bench) [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesBenefit Under Section 436-A Of CrPC Can Be Extended To Undertrials Only, Not Those Challenging Conviction: Bombay HC (Full Bench) [Read Judgment] Nitish Kashyap1 Sep 2020 10:43 PMShare This – xA full bench of the Bombay High Court has held that the benefit under Section 436-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure can be extended to an undertrial prisoner only, not a convict who has challenged his conviction under Section 374 of CrPC. Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Justice RK Deshpande and Justice SB Shukre at the Nagpur bench answered a question posed to them by a division bench of…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 full bench of the Bombay High Court has held that the benefit under Section 436-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure can be extended to an undertrial prisoner only, not a convict who has challenged his conviction under Section 374 of CrPC. Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Justice RK Deshpande and Justice SB Shukre at the Nagpur bench answered a question posed to them by a division bench of the High Court after the bench found that the case at hand involves a question of general importance arising frequently in criminal matters and so the matter was referred to a larger bench. The question framed by the Division Bench, was- “Whether a convict who has challenged his conviction under Section 374 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is entitled to the benefit of Section 436 A of the Code ?” Case Background Court was hearing an application by one Maksud Sheikh under Section 436-A in his main appeal against conviction, seeking bail. Sheikh was convicted in a judgment dated August 1, 2016, delivered by Additional Sessions Judge, Chandrapur, for offences punishable under Sections 506-II, 450, 326, 452, 354-A read with Sections 34, 149, 109 and 114 of the Indian Penal Code and also under Section 66E of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Various terms of sentences, ranging from three years to ten years came to be awarded to him. During pendency of the appeal, the applicant filed an application under Section 389 of the Code seeking suspension of sentences imposed upon him and his release on bail. The application was rejected by a division bench of the High Court by its order passed on November 18, 2016. Liberty, however, was granted to the applicant to file an independent application seeking bail on medical grounds, if any. The liberty so granted was exhausted by the applicant later and his bail application was rejected by the bench on January 31, 2017. Submissions Applicant’s counsel RK Tiwari submitted that the provision of Section 436-A of the Code is beneficial in nature and, therefore, it deserves liberal interpretation to be made in favour of the person for whose benefit the provision has been inserted in the Code by an Act of Parliament, the Act 25 of 2005. Moreover, if the provision is liberally constructed, it would bring big relief to the convicts whose appeals filed under Section 374 of the Code are pending for final disposal for long years, Adv Tiwari submitted. Adv Tiwari relied on the following judgments of the Bombay High Court in support of his arguments- Pradip Vs. State of Maharashtra, 2019 SCC Online Bom 9768 and Mudassir Hussain and Anr., Vs. State and Anr. On the other hand, Additional Public Prosecutor TA Mirza opposed Adv Tiwari’s submissions and contended that the language of Section 436-A of the Code is clear and unequivocal admitting of no two interpretations and, therefore, rule of liberal construction has no application here. He argued that an elaborate scheme has been provided in the Code for trial of offences, recording findings of guilt or innocence, imposing sentences of imprisonment on conviction, filing of appeals against the conviction, provisions regarding bail and bonds and other allied matters. These provisions are required to be considered together and understood as creating distinct stages of investigation, inquiry or trial and an appeal, APP Mirza said. Judgment Justice SB Shukre authored the 45-page judgment. At the outset, he examined Section 436-A, the subject of bail and noted- “This section has been inserted by the Parliament in the Code by it’s Act, 2005, which came into force w.e.f. 23.06.2005. The legislative history of the provision lies embedded in prolonged debates, seemingly unending, amongst jurists and legal pundits on the subject of bail. While it has been generally acknowledged that it is not always just or advisable to confine the accused before conviction, the differences on the actual practice of bail are quite sharp. The opinion makers have been at variance as to how, when and on what conditions the bail be granted before conviction. Both ends of the spectrum of practice of bail are represented by extreme views. The enforcers of law would argue for extreme caution and stinginess in granting bail in the interest of stringent legal action, need for preventing frequent bail jumping, and keeping away the professional sureties. The proponents of liberty would vouch for liberal practice of bail to avoid agony of accused, prolonged investigations and delayed trials, keeping in view the principle of presumption of innocence of accused.” Justice Shukre cited the case of The State of Rajasthan, Jaipur Vs. Balchand before the Supreme Court in 1977 wherein Justice Krishna Iyer, speaking on behalf of the bench, held that bail and not jail would be the basic rule in ordinary circumstances. Thereafter, in the 177th Report of the Law Commission of India, the issue of introducing further bail reforms was considered. The Commission made a recommendation that as a general preposition, in an offence prescribing maximum punishment up to seven years with or without fine, the normal rule should be bail and denial thereof an exception, in the circumstances mentioned specifically in the report. The Law Commission also recommended that in case of an offence punishable with imprisonment of seven years or less, the Police Officer or the Court would not insist for the surety, unless there are special reasons for imposing the condition. The Bill to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 was finally received assent of the President on June 23, 2005 and was published in the Gazette of India on the same day and that is how Section 436-A came into force. After examining all the submissions and contentions put forth by the parties, Justice Shukre noted that the division bench that previously heard the case had in a prima facie manner disagreed with the view expressed in Pradip Vs. State of Maharashtra and opined that Section 436-A of the Code is applicable only to an undertrial prisoner on various grounds. Thus, Court finally observed- “Reading the Section as a whole, we find that the benefit under the section has been intended to be given only to the under-trial prisoners. The words “during the period of investigation, inquiry or trial” and the words “maximum period of imprisonment specified for that offence” are significant. They indicate that only that person who has undergone detention for a period of one half or more of the maximum prescribed punishment during investigation, inquiry or trial under the Code who is eligible for his release on personal bond with or without sureties or bail, as the case may be.” Therefore, Justice Shukre answered the question posed to the bench in the negative and both the Chief Justice and Justice Deshpande concurred with Justice Shukre’s judgment. Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

The binding of time

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Allen said a Texas company was chosen for the preservation project because of the process.“Most companies require you to send the newspapers to them,” Allen said.“The company that we used came here and the biding was done on site. The plastic was hand cut for each page. Before they were bound, the pages could come apart at the touch. In the plastic sleeves, you and roll the pages without damaging them. These bound volumes will be available for many generations to come.”Teresa Trawick, head librarian, expressed appreciation to Allen and his staff for their commitment to the preservation of the county’s history. “Community newspapers are often the only record history of a community,” Trawick said.“Newspapers tell the story of a community that can’t be found anywhere else. I been fascinated just looking through these four volumes. I’ve learned things about the Brundidge community that I would not have known otherwise. Like Judge Allen said, looking through old newspapers can be addictive.”Allen said newspapers do tell the story of a community and of the times.“Back 100 years ago or more, newspapers were the only way people had to communicate,” he said. “There were no televisions or radios, so people had to get their news from newspapers. Looking through the newspapers of the late 1800s, we can learn a lot about life during those times.”He pointed to the illustrations that were hand sketched. There were no photographs.“It’s interesting to me that there were articles in the newspapers about travels to places like Belgium,” Allen said. “The newspapers were educational tools because they opened the doors to the world.”Trawick said newspapers were also a form of entertainment for the family.“An entire page was dedicated to stories like this one,” she said. “‘Keith of the Border: A Tale of the Plains’ was a standing feature. I can imagine the family sitting around together with, probably, the daddy reading the story. Newspapers were the radio and television of those days.”Through the newspapers, people could learn about a bad wreck in Troy or the new buildings at Alabama Polytechnic Institute“The advertisements also told the story of what was important to people 100 year ago,” Allen said. “You could get a full set of teeth for four dollars or get Sloan’s Liniment for a lame leg.”The social news was also recorded. “Mrs. Fanny Porter was reported to have visited friends in Dothan and afterwards returned to her home in Troy – to the regret of all.”“I wonder what meant,” Allen said, laughing. “The old newspapers gave insight into the humor of the times.Rooster: Mr. Pig is making a big hit on stage.Hen: What is he playing?Rooster: Ham-let.“These newspapers are very entertaining,” Trawick said. “They are a great addition to the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library. They will also be beneficial to historians and to those doing genealogical research. We greatly appreciate Judge Allen and his staff for making them available to us.“And, we are proud to know that his office plans to continue its efforts to preserve the county’s history through the binding of old newspapers.” The bound volumes were from 1893, 1895, 1911 and 1912.“We chose to start binding with those years because those newspapers were in the worst condition,” Allen said. “We wanted to make them available at the Brundidge library so they would be more accessible to people in this area.”The pages of the newspapers have been individually preserved in archival plastic for now and for future generations. The binding of time Published 5:51 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Sponsored Content Pike County Probate Judge loaned bound and preserved copies of the former Brundidge News and Brundidge Banner newspapers to the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library this week. Librarian Teresa Trawick joined Allen in reviewing the bound volumes now available for the community to peruse at the library.And, among those important documents are the volumes of county newspapers that are housed in the downstairs of the Pike County Courthouse.“The preservation of our county’s history has a high priority at our office, therefore, the preservation of our local newspapers has a high priority,” Allen said. “Our local newspapers record the history of our community and it is important that those records be preserved.”Allen was in Brundidge Wednesday to present four bound volumes of “The Brundidge News” for loan to the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library. Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories Skip Print Article You Might Like NUTCRACKER: SheBANG! dancers bring story to life SheBANG! will be performing “The Nutcracker” Dec. 17-19 for people in and around Pike County. The dancers participated in several… read morelast_img read more

Age, sex and status of wandering albatrosses Diomedea exulans L. in Falkland Islands waters

first_imgRecords (by a scientific observer on a longline fishing vessel around the Falkland Islands) of 86 different individually colour-banded wandering albatrosses from South Georgia, provide new insights into the use of the waters of the Patagonian shelf slope by birds from breeding grounds some 600 km to the south-east across the Antarctic Polar Front. Birds recorded were aged from 3–39 years, almost the full range (except 1 and 2 year olds) of South Georgia colour-banded birds, about 5% of whose colour-banded population was observed during the study. Immature birds (up to age 7 years) formed only 9% of the total; this may reflect relative absence from the area but might also relate to their subordinate status to adults at fishing vessels. Most birds seen were current breeders at South Georgia, including both sexes in the month prior to arrival on the breeding grounds (October), females during the pre-laying exodus (December) and both sexes during incubation (January) and throughout the main chick-rearing period (May, June, October). Only birds which had already failed were seen in the brooding period (March–April), when foraging trips are too short to reach the Falklands. Females outnumbered males in all these categories, supporting suggestions of different distributions of the sexes at sea during breeding. Birds of both sexes that had bred at South Georgia in the previous year were seen mainly between January and April. Birds that had not bred for at least three years were mainly males and mainly seen in January. These data indicate the importance of the waters near the Patagonian Shelf, especially around the Falklands, for wandering albatrosses from South Georgia, particularly breeding birds but also birds in their year(s) between breeding attempts. This is of particular relevance, given the globally threatened status of the species and the possibility of hydrocarbon exploitation in waters around the Falklands.last_img read more

Jazz look to secure series win over the Nuggets

first_img Written by Tags: Denver Nuggets/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz August 24, 2020 /Sports News – Local Jazz look to secure series win over the Nuggets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailUtah Jazz (44-28, sixth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Denver Nuggets (46-27, third in the Western Conference during the regular season)Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. EDTWESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Utah leads series 3-1BOTTOM LINE: The Utah Jazz look to clinch the series over the Denver Nuggets in game five of the Western Conference first round. The Jazz won the last meeting 129-127. Donovan Mitchell scored 51 points to lead Utah to the victory and Jamal Murray totaled 50 points in the loss for Denver.The Nuggets have gone 29-16 against Western Conference teams. Denver averages 44.1 rebounds per game and is 29-9 when winning the rebound battle.The Jazz are 5-7 against opponents in the Northwest Division. Utah averages 15.1 turnovers per game and is 15-5 when turning the ball over less than opponents.TOP PERFORMERS: Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.9 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Nuggets. Murray is averaging 17 points and 4.4 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.Mitchell leads the Jazz scoring 24 assists and collecting 4.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 44.5% over the last 10 games for Utah.LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 3-7, averaging 117.6 points, 42.7 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 5.5 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125 points on 50.7% shooting.Jazz: 5-5, averaging 120.9 points, 44.4 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points on 48.5% shooting.INJURIES: Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Will Barton: out (knee), Gary Harris: out (hip).Jazz: Justin Wright-Foreman: out (not with team), Ed Davis: out (knee). Associated Presslast_img read more

Shelter bashes PRS again

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Shelter bashes PRS again previous nextAssociations & BodiesShelter bashes PRS againCharity calls for an end to excessive letting agent fees.The Negotiator14th January 20160655 Views Housing charity Shelter Cymru is calling for an end to excessive letting agency fees, as more than a third of renters in Wales face charges of more than £200.The charity is launching an online survey for tenants who are in the private rented sector to share their experiences of the prices and hidden costs they have been charged.Current figures show more a quarter of renters in Wales who have used a letting agency have been charged what the charity calls ‘excessive fees.’It is also says that in some cases tenants have been charged as much as one month’s rent, as well as paying for the bond and rent in advance.Letting agents argue these charges are in place to cover business and administration costs.However Shelter Cymru say they should be paid by the businesses themselves or by the landlords who are making a profit.“These letting agents fees are so unfair on tenants and are causing serious financial hardship when they have to find hundreds of pounds to cover the cost of moving. This makes renting impossible for some people, and finding good quality accommodation in the private rented sector well out of their reach. It’s a very difficult situation for tenants,” said Jennie Bibbings, Shelter CYMRU.letting agency fees PRS renters rents Shelter Cymru excessive letting agency fees January 14, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Dope! Letting agent reports tenant over fruity ‘cannabis farm’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Dope! Letting agent reports tenant over fruity ‘cannabis farm’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleDope! Letting agent reports tenant over fruity ‘cannabis farm’Junior member of staff requires a little re-training after spotting what they thought were marijuana plants and growing equipment in long-term rented property.Nigel Lewis13th February 201902,189 Views One of Scotland’s leading letting agencies has revealed how one of its staff mistakenly accused a long-term tenant of growing cannabis at one of its properties.The dope story began when a junior member of the team at Edinburgh letting agency The Key People went to do an inspection of a property in the quiet town of Penicuik, just outside the city.They spotted what they thought was a large collection of cannabis plants in one of the bedrooms being warmed by a collection of specialist lights.“The staff member arrived back at the office looking somewhat stunned, to say that the tenants were growing cannabis plants in the bedroom,” says the company’s Chief Executive Robert Young (left).“In recent times we have been made increasingly aware of the problems of cannabis farms in rented properties. Staff have been briefed to be being vigilant.”Robert and his member of staff returned to the property to confront the tenants about the alleged cannabis plants, only for the pair to be shown that the pots were in fact full of much more benign greenery.“Amidst much laughter, they explained that it was not a cannabis farm but the mother’s tomatoes, which they were looking after while she was on holiday,” says Robert.“They invited me in to have a look and sure enough I was able to confirm that those were indeed tomato plants. This was a good learning curve for The Key Place staff member as we were able to educate her in how to tell a cannabis plant from a tomato plant in the real world! And on the plus side, I was delighted with her vigilance.”Cannabis growing in rented properties is a serious problem in the UK and only a week ago police in the West of Scotland raided a property to find 2,300 cannabis plants being grown inside worth £1.4 million.Robert young cannabis the Key people February 13, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Hamptons International mourns loss of much-loved branch manager

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Hamptons International mourns loss of much-loved branch manager previous nextAgencies & PeopleHamptons International mourns loss of much-loved branch manager52-year-old Jamie Reynolds had worked as an estate agent for 25 years before succumbing to cancer at the end of August.Nigel Lewis19th September 201901,417 Views The window display of the Hamptons International branch in St Albans has been turned into a tribute to its former branch manager Jamie Reynolds who died recently aged 52 following an 18-month battle with cancer.Reynolds had been senior branch manager at the office for nearly four years when he succumbed to the disease at the end of August, but had worked in the town for 25 years as an estate agent.More than 300 people attended his funeral last week at West Herts Crematorium which was followed by a wake in the pub opposite his branch.Colleagues at the funeral said the crematorium was ‘full to the rafters’ with friends and colleagues; he had been brought up in St Albans, lived there for many years and worked at several local estate agencies before joining Hamptons International including, most recently, Druce & Partners and Collinson Hall.The service was also joined by many of the people he’d sold houses for and who had subsequently become friends.Well known“Jamie would’ve loved it. He was that type of character. He was so well known in St Albans,” his colleague Nadya Basrawi told local media.“He came into work and got on with it. He didn’t pay it too much attention. We knew he was poorly, we spoke about it in very general terms. I think he preferred not to dwell on it.“We’ve had people coming past [the window display] to have a look and we’ve had letters and emails from people to say it was a nice touch.”The window display includes pictures from Jamie Reynolds’ career and personal life. He leaves behind a wife, Kate, and two children Sam, 20 and Holly, 18.  Hamptons International St Albans September 19, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more