Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgAluworks Limited (ALW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAluworks Limited is an aluminium continuous casting and cold rolling mill in Ghana. It supplies high-quality aluminium coils, discs, flat sheets and sheet-in-coil raw material to small- and medium-scale factories throughout the West African sub-region. These factories manufacture household cooking utensils, corrugated roofing sheets and general fabrication products. The company also offers technical advice and support to establishments setting new manufacturing factories, assist during trial runs with sample material and supply raw material for full production. Aluworks Limited’s factory has been operational since 1985 with an installed capacity of 10 000 metric tons of various aluminium products and a plant capacity of some 30 000 metric tons per annum. Aluworks Limited was incorporated as a public limited liability company in 1996. Aluworks Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Extended highlights from the Biarritz rout over Ospreys

first_imgThursday Jan 26, 2012 Extended highlights from the Biarritz rout over Ospreys Extended highlights from Biarritz’s 36-5 win over Ospreys in the Heineken Cup game at the Parc des Sports Aguilera this past weekend, including a hat-trick from US Eagles flyer Zee Ngwenya. Highlights from the much requested Munster vs Northampton Saints game will feature tomorrow.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Haberfield House / Lahznimmo Architects

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Lahznimmo Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/126900/haberfield-house-lahznimmo-architects Clipboard Haberfield House / Lahznimmo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHaberfield House / Lahznimmo Architects Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo Architects+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/126900/haberfield-house-lahznimmo-architects Clipboard Haberfield House / Lahznimmo Architects Housescenter_img Projects CopyAbout this officeLahznimmo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyHousesAustraliaPublished on April 17, 2011Cite: “Haberfield House / Lahznimmo Architects” 17 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2010 Text description provided by the architects. The Sydney suburb of Haberfield was laid out to the principles of garden suburb design early in the twentieth century. High quality houses designed by estate architects were built for sale and strict covenants were placed on allotments to ensure a continuation of design intentions. Thus one of Australia’s best repositories of Federation era houses was built. Mostly the houses were modest in size, with generous backyards and represent an Arcadian version of the Australian suburb.Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo ArchitectsRecommended ProductsBricksTerrealClay Wall Brick – Terracotta FaçadeBricksNelissenFacing Brick – PastelBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – Modern Waterstruck VarioIn the post-war period many of the houses were transformed in an inappropriate manner before the suburb was declared a Conservation Zone and greater design control was initiated by Ashfield Council. Whilst Ashfield Council has been fighting against the demise of the suburb’s unique Federation architecture; their approach is to take a very literal approach to heritage. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo ArchitectsVery few houses have escaped the ubiquitous back yard extension. Typically, a long low rear addition with a near flat roof hiding behind the original house is parked onto the back to double its floor area. The junction between the two parts tends to be very awkward and the quality of the spaces, due to the very low ceilings, compromised. This style of addition is so common that Ashfield Council have accepted it as the preferred approach to the pressing needs of additional space. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo ArchitectsWith this project, the existing house had similarly suffered a series of poor quality alterations that meant the house had confused internal planning and little relationship to the garden. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo Architects- Within the existing footprint of the house, reorganize the spaces to make better utilization of light, ventilation and the outdoors; Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo Architects- To propose a more robust design response to the need to extend that respects the original house design within a contemporary idiom. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo ArchitectsMost of the new works are concentrated at the rear of the house, where a dark glazed brick clad living cube creates a grand room with a high timber veneer ceiling and generous opening to the garden. The cube creates a secondary, contemporary form that is clearly distinct from, yet connected to, the front of the house and is subservient to the main pyramidal roof of the original house. The parapets of the cube formally terminate the extended eaves line of the original house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lahznimmo ArchitectsA timber batten clad outdoor room attached to the kitchen provides a protected space for open-air dinning. It incorporates a clear polycarbonate roof lined on the underside with painted timber battens, giving the striated light of a pergola. The timber batten walls are clear finished iron bark, with one side incorporating a white breezeblock wall that was saved from the post-war additions. The space between the outdoor room, the living cube and the detached masonry garage is stitched together with a timber deck set level with the internal spaces. Underneath the deck a 5000 litre tank collects rainwater for toilet flushing, clothes washing and irrigation. Save this picture!PlanThe design provides a new model for rear additions in Haberfield.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: The Ring Stadium / OFIS ArhitektiArticlesGreen Light Tower / UArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia Australia “COPY”last_img read more

The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten

first_img Apartments The White / Tchoban Voss ArchitektenSave this projectSaveThe White / Tchoban Voss Architekten 2016 “COPY” Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793524/the-white-nps-tchoban-voss Clipboard Photographs:  Werner Huthmacher , Lev Chestakov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to ConcreteArchitect In Charge:nps tchoban voss, Sergei TchobanProject Partner:Philipp BauerProject Leader:Karsten Waldschmidt, Philipp BauerTeam:Priska-Magdalena Schwalke, Anissa LandgrafClient:Wulff Hanseatische Bauträger GmbHMep Engeneering:Ingenieurbüro Rainer MaiCity:BerlinCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lev ChestakovText description provided by the architects. This seven-storey residential building is integrated into a row of commercial and office buildings located at the former east port (Osthafen) in Berlin. Its grounded and at the same time graceful appearance makes the volume resemble a stranded ship, coloured in a luminous white. Every detail of the building relates to the form of an arc as the main theme, which is reflected in rounded outer and inner edges, in the ornamental lines of the façade as well as in the wave-like form of the balconies.Save this picture!© Werner HuthmacherIn addition to the almost continuous glazing the distinctive shapes of the balconies underline the horizontal structure of the façade with an integrated mineral thermal insulation system. Rounded angles combined with the interaction of the retracted and protruding parts give the building an extremely plastic appearance. Moreover, the form of the balconies in each apartment provides a panoramic view over the river. Save this picture!© Werner HuthmacherSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Werner HuthmacherThe trapezoid ground plan of this reinforced concrete cross-wall construction opens towards the street with a glazed atrium. The spacious entrance hall is wheel chair accessible. The arcades provide access to the apartments. The staircase and elevator are located next to the main entrance in Hafenstraße. Soft light shines through the multilayered transparent foil roof of the atrium. In the middle of the space an abstract steel sculpture of a ship propeller is fixed on fin cables.   Save this picture!© Werner HuthmacherThe sizes of the 68 two to four room apartment are varying from 48 till 125 square meters. Utility and storage rooms as well as 38 parking lots are located under the raised ground floor while the other 23 parking spaces are outside the building. The area between the building and the river is designed as a public green area with two children’s playground spaces, thus contributing to the housing quality for inhabitants as well as for pedestrians. Save this picture!© Werner HuthmacherProject gallerySee allShow lessCarla Bechelli Arquitectos Unveils Villa Housing Project at 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsHouse of Komajii / Kazuyuki TakedaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Stralauer Allee 5, 10245 Berlin, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Otto Wulff Bauunternehmung The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten Year:  CopyAbout this officeTchoban Voss ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBerlinGermanyPublished on August 21, 2016Cite: “The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten” 21 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Structural Engineering: center_img Area:  8572 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Manufacturers: Geberit, Schöck, Knauf, Plaka, Vector Foiltec, Warema, GOBUS BAU, Schuco Photographs CopyApartments•Berlin, Germany “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Tchoban Voss Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Werner Huthmacher+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793524/the-white-nps-tchoban-voss Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Villa in Frýdava / Uhlik architekti

first_img 2013 Czech Republic Area:  106 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Petr Uhlík, Zuzana Šuleková Houses Villa in Frýdava / Uhlik architektiSave this projectSaveVilla in Frýdava / Uhlik architektiSave this picture!© Tomáš Balej+ 17 Share ArchDaily Lead Architects: Photographs:  Tomáš Balej Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Czech Republic Year:  CopyAbout this officeUhlik architektiOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCzech RepublicPublished on October 24, 2017Cite: “Villa in Frýdava / Uhlik architekti” 24 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“站立”的别墅 Villa in Frýdava / Uhlik architekti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 streamcenter_img Photographs “COPY” Manufacturers: Focus, FunderMax, Hansgrohe, Kaldewei, Polycon, Vitra, Focus Creation Architects: Uhlik architekti Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882114/villa-in-frydava-uhlik-architekti Clipboard Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Villa in Frýdava / Uhlik architekti Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejText description provided by the architects. The house is located on a steep slope at the Lipno Reservoir with an unfavourable north-east orientation, high above sea level (745 metres). The design of the house tries to find an answer to these rather difficult and contradictory conditions. The whole body of the house is divided into two masses.Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejThe bottom concrete base is designed to have minimal plan footprint. It contains bedrooms connected with the exterior by a terrace, in the basement there is a small wellness room and a technical room. A glassed-in rectangular prism rests across the concrete base, projecting out 8 metres on both sides. The prism is positioned on the edge of the base, as close to water surface as possible, thus it seems to levitate among trees over the lake.Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Tomáš BalejThe living space is opened to the sun and the panoramic views of the lake through the glassed-in facade. Folding shutters regulate the extent to which the facade is open and can also be closed completely. The construction of the base is sandwich reinforced concrete; the upper rectangular prism is formed by steel truss construction, coated with resistant HPL compact boards. The house is heated by a heat pump connected to deep wells.Project gallerySee allShow lessGermany’s Newest Transportation Pavilion Features Dynamic RoofIn ProgressELLI – Residential Building and Studio / Holzer Kobler ArchitekturenSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882114/villa-in-frydava-uhlik-architekti Clipboard Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorHeatingFocusFireplaces – BathyscafocusStatics:Petr HaladejCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess Specs Projectslast_img read more

Meet the Frogs: Counting down to kick-off

first_imgTwitter TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. + posts Facebook TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Twitter Previous articlePaschal and Heights take the beat to the streetsNext articlePhi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kramer claims 100th career win ReddIt Linkedin Support for seniors on Senior Day TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kacey Bowen center_img Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ TAGSvideo Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Facebook printWith one week until the Horned Frogs face South Dakota State, TCU fans lined the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility today to meet the team.TCU athletics hosted Meet The Frogs where fans could get autographs from players, buy official TCU merchandise and meet SuperFrog himself.Head Football Coach Gary Patterson said this event is his chance to meet frog fans and give back to the Horned Frog community.“You always have to give back,” Patterson said. “Whether it’s the players or the coaches, it’s a one time opportunity every year to say thanks and one more chance to meet one more frog fan.”Sophomore wide receiver Jaelan Austin said that this event is an opportunity for him to be a hero to the kids that come.“They don’t get to see us everyday so it’s a big deal for them.” Austin said. “I just love meeting the kids and putting a smile on their faces.”Fans said that opportunities like these to meet the players brings not only the morale and the community of the football program together, but the entire TCU athletic program.Meet The Frogs from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.The Frogs will kick-off their 2016 season in Amon G. Carter Stadium on Sept. 3rd at 7 pm. ReddIt TCU fans came out today to meet this years football team at the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility (Laura Belpedio/TCU 360) Linkedin Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special last_img read more

UN panel recognizes lack of political will to protect journalists

first_imgNews June 12, 2014 – Updated on January 25, 2016 UN panel recognizes lack of political will to protect journalists Participants in a panel discussion on journalists’ safety, held yesterday in Geneva during the UN Human Rights Council’s 26th session, were unanimous in recognizing a lack of political will on the part of governments to do what is necessary to protect journalists.The participants included UNESCO deputy director-general Getachew Engida, the OSCE’s media freedom representative, Dunja Mijatovic, and the UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue.Reporters Without Borders, which often makes recommendations on the safety of journalists, welcomes the decision to hold this panel debate, which gave participants an opportunity to remind states that they are fully responsible for protecting journalists. This reminder is particularly needed at a time when many journalists are being targeted in such countries as Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, Mali and Pakistan.See the debateThe participants took the position that the international rules on protecting journalists are adequate, but condemned the lack of political will and the impunity enjoyed by these responsible for attacks on journalists. They also stressed the need to adapt national laws to provide freedom of information with more protection and create mechanisms for protecting journalists in emergencies.“It is paradoxical that this panel debate saw a consensus emerge among states on the need for better protection for journalists when the main obstacle is their lack of will and their failure to act,” said Prisca Orsonneau, the coordinator of Reporters Without Borders’ legal committee.“Combatting impunity should be a priority, given that 26 journalists have been killed since the start of the year. Investigations are not carried out systematically. And when that are initiated, they do not systematically conclude with those responsible being identified and convicted.”Mijatovic deplored the fact that many states do not cooperate sufficiently with NGOs and journalists’ associations. She also condemned the witch-hunt being waged against bloggers in many countries.La Rue stressed that states are responsible for the safety of journalists regardless of the identity of those who harass or attack them. He called for the adoption of a UN declaration on journalists, on the lines of the one already adopted for human rights defenders, and the creation of special representatives on freedom of information at the national and regional level.Reporters Without Borders and Article 19 together organized a side-event on the safety of journalists after this panel. Hani Abbas, a Syrian cartoonist who is being assisted by RWB, spoke at this event. Organisation center_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

New Times editor asks Medvedev to put a stop to persecution of Moldovan employee

first_imgNews July 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Times editor asks Medvedev to put a stop to persecution of Moldovan employee Follow the news on Belarus “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Read the letter to Dmitri Medvedev, in Russian Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en center_img May 28, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News to go further RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia читать на русскомThe editor of The New Times, a Moscow-based weekly, has written to President Dmitri Medvedev asking him to put a stop to the government’s persecution of one of her employees, Moldovan journalist Natalia Morar, who has been prevented from re-entering Russia for more than six months.In her letter, editor Irina Lesnevskaya appeals to Medvedev as someone with legal training to close the “national security” case against Morar. “You can, with just a signature, close this terrible case for good,” the letter says. “It is shameful to see how a system that is supposed to defend national security is targeting a 24-year-old journalist.”Reporters Without Borders said: “We support this request by The New Times. Morar should never have been denied entry to Russia. We hope President Medvedev will use this opportunity to demonstrate his commitment to press freedom.”A Moscow University graduate and married to a Russian journalist, Morar had worked for The New Times in Moscow since its creation in February 2007. She was prevented from reentering the country on national security grounds on her return from a trip abroad in December and all her subsequent attempts to reenter since then have also been fruitless.She has also tried unsuccessfully through the courts to obtain information about the reasons for the ban and to have the behaviour of the immigration police declared illegal. And she never received a response to the Russian citizenship application she submitted on 17 July 2007, although the law says she should have received a reply within nine months. Call for ban on journalist to be liftedMoldovan journalist to complain to European Court of Human Rights about being refused entryExpelled Moldovan reporter and two other journalists detained at Moscow airportMoscow court asked to rule that Moldovan journalist’s deportation was illegalMoldovan journalist told she is a threat to the Russian state Organisation last_img read more

Affise Raises $8M Series A to Make Partnerships a Measurable and Transparent Marketing Channel

first_img Facebook Affise Raises $8M Series A to Make Partnerships a Measurable and Transparent Marketing Channel Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Local NewsBusinesscenter_img TAGS  Stanislau Litvinau, CEO at Affise (left) and Dmitrii Zotov, CTO at Affise By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleKB Home and the Well Living Lab Unveil New “Healthy Living” Concept Home in Phoenix, ArizonaNext articleSANY & QuickFi® Announce Customer Financing Partnership Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

When Party Members of Constituents Of A Coalition Act Against Coalition’s Interest, It Amounts To Acting Against Their Own Party: Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesWhen Party Members of Constituents Of A Coalition Act Against Coalition’s Interest, It Amounts To Acting Against Their Own Party: Kerala High Court Sparsh Upadhyay30 Oct 2020 5:26 AMShare This – xWhile upholding the decision of the Election Commission, the Kerala High Court recently dismissed Writ Petitions filed against the decision of EC declaring the petitioners “disqualified” for being members of Grama Panchayath (Ranny-Pazhavangadi) and also disqualified them from contesting as candidates in any election of the local body for a period of six years.Before the Bench of Justice…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?LoginWhile upholding the decision of the Election Commission, the Kerala High Court recently dismissed Writ Petitions filed against the decision of EC declaring the petitioners “disqualified” for being members of Grama Panchayath (Ranny-Pazhavangadi) and also disqualified them from contesting as candidates in any election of the local body for a period of six years.Before the Bench of Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque, the essential question in these writ petitions revolved around the nature of candidature of the 3 petitioners in the election held on November, 2015 for the Grama Panchayath.The petitioners contended that they were independent candidates and any whip issued by the political party would not bind them.On the other hand, Sri.Abraham @ Anil Thundiyil, the petitioner before the Election Commission and member of the Grama Panchayath contended that the petitioners had contested with the support of the political parties forming part of the LDF coalition.Importantly, the Court held that”Acting against the interest of coalition by party members of the constituents of the coalition amounts to acting against their own party. The Election Commission entered into a finding based on the materials before it, there was valid whip and the petitioners were aware of such whip.”The Three PetitionersSri.Binu C. Mathew, the petitioner in W.P.(C) No.31824/2019 contested the election as a candidate of CPI with an independent symbol, Smt.Liji Chacko, the petitioner in W.P.(C) No.31796/2019 contested as the candidate of JD(S) with an independent symbol, Sri.Boby Abraham, the petitioner in W.P.(C) No.31773/2019 contested as a candidate of CPI(M) with an independent symbol.Cause of ActionOn 23.5.2017, Abraham (Petitioner before EC) from LDF was the President of the Grama Panchayath at that time.A No-Confidence Motion was moved against him. A whip was issued by the parties of LDF coalition to all its members. However, it was alleged that defying the whip all these petitioners voted in favour of motion.The petitioners later on contended that the whip alleged to have been issued was a fabricated one. They alleged that they did not receive the whips.The petitioners originally admitted that they contested the election as the nominees of political parties forming part of the LDF coalition. However, after closing the evidence, they filed an application for amendment and deleted those admissions.However, the Election Commission found that there were valid whips in existence and service of the whips was also valid.The Election Commission also found that the petitioners were liable to be declared disqualified on the ground of defection relatable to both limbs under Section 3(1)(a) of the Act.Submissions put forthThe counsel for the petitioners challenged the decision of the Election Commission and submitted that the declaration submitted by the petitioners would clearly show that they were part of the coalition as an independent member and not belonging to a particular political party. Therefore, any whip issued by a political party would not bind them.It was submitted that the person authorised to issue such whip under coalition had not issued any whip. This argument was apart from raising the argument that there was no proof about the genuineness of the whip issued.It is to be noted that the petitioners raised a contention that the alleged whip was a forged one in the statement filed before the Election Commission.On the other hand, the counsel for Abraham referred to the declaration of each of the petitioners. The counsel argued that in the declaration, it was clearly mentioned that each of the petitioners belonged to the different political party of the LDF coalition.The Standing Counsel for the Election Commission referred to Rule 3(2)(a) of the Kerala Local Authorities (Disqualification of Defected Members) Rules, 2000 (the ‘Rules’) and argued that a person who contested election as a candidate in support of a political party shall be treated as a member of that political party.It was further argued that even if the whip was found invalid supporting ‘No Confidence Motion’ against his own party, it would attract the first limb of Section 3(1)(a) of the Act, the ground of defection relatable to voluntarily giving up membership of such political party.Court’s AnalysisReferring to the EC’s decision, the Court noted that the petitioners contested the election with the support of the political party.”The whip issued by the political party, therefore, assumes significance”, observed the High Court.Again, while referring to Rule 3 (2)(a) of the Rules, the Court remarked,”As rightly pointed out by the Standing Counsel for the Election Commission, that the petitioners can only be treated as the member of the political party as they won the election with the support of that political party.”Further, the Court observed that there are two limbs under Section 3(1)(a) of the Act, second limb would be attracted only when there was a valid whip and servicing the whip in a manner referred under Section 3(2) r/w 4(2) of the Rules.The Court was of the opinion that the only question which arose before it was as to whether the first limb under Section 3(1)(a) of the Act is attracted or not, which is related to voluntarily giving up the membership. The petitioners were found part of the political party.”The moment they become disloyal to their own party, it amounts to a declaration that they have voluntarily given up the membership of such party”, the Court remarked.The Court also observed,”The petitioners’ support to the No-Confidence Motion was against the interest of the political parties which supported them as candidates. This amounts to voluntarily giving up of the membership”.The Court also accepted the applicability of Rule 3(2)(a) of the Kerala Local Authorities (Disqualification of Defected Members) Rules, 2000 wherein, any person who contests election as a candidate, taking the support of a political party, shall be treated as a member of that political party.Lastly, the Court noted that the Election Commission entered into a finding based on the materials before it, there was valid whip and the petitioners were aware of such whip.The Division Bench of the High Court in Lizy Valsan v. Suja Salim [2015 (3) KLT SN 61], in such circumstances, had held that voting in violation of whip amounts to voluntarily abandoning their membership.Accordingly, these writ petitions were dismissed.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more