Overseas focus behind record results for SLR

first_img whatsapp Share KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof ENVIRONMENTAL consultant SLR has reported record full-year results, posting a 24 per cent rise in profit despite a contraction of its core UK market. The company, which is backed by private equity firm 3i, has spent the past year expanding into resource-driven economies through targeted acquisitions in Alaska, Australia and South Africa, to offset reduced growth in its UK and Ireland operations. Earnings before tax at the group jumped 67 per cent to £7.7m, with profits climbing to £67.3m from £54.4m in 2009. More than 60 per cent of group revenues earned outside of the UK. Chief executive David Richards said that the company was now well poised to benefit from a recovery in the industrial sector across the countries that it serves. “We are delighted to announce record results for the Group, particularly as these have been achieved against a backdrop of flat or contracting markets in Europe,” he said.The company also announced yesterday that it had paid £7m for Metago, a South African environmental consultancy focused on sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Overseas focus behind record results for SLR Show Comments ▼ Monday 25 April 2011 10:37 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

T-Mobile launches discounted plan for seniors

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here TAGST-Mobile Previous articleHave Diabetes? 7 Tips for Happy Feet and ToesNext articleApopka Burglary Report Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img T-Mobile is eliminating a huge pain point for an entire generation.Starting August 9th, qualified customers can get two lines of T-Mobile ONE for just $60, taxes and fees included. The deal comes with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data.T-Mobile’s new plan compares well to competitor AT&T’s Senior Nation plan, which costs a similar $29.99 a month per line for customers over 65. But AT&T’s plan offers only 200 anytime minutes, 500 night and weekend minutes, and unlimited calling to other AT&T customers. The AT&T’s Senior Nation plan is “only eligible for basic phones and not eligible on smartphones or tablets.”In a video explaining the plan, T-Mobile CEO John Legere says the new Unlimited 55+ offering is meant to give seniors a full-fledged cellphone plan for smartphones and modern devices.“For years, the carriers have been patronizing the generation that invented wireless, says Legere. “They thank these mobile pioneers by selling dumbed down ‘senior’ plans with exactly zero data and — get this — night and weekend minutes! That’s not just idiotic — it’s insulting!” said Legere. “Today, the Un-carrier ends this ridiculousness with T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ — an offer that recognizes how Boomers and beyond actually use their smartphones!”Here is Legere’s video: Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom “When this generation was getting their first phones, AT&T and Verizon were the only real options—and the Duopoly has been taking advantage of them ever since!” said Legere. “Where the Duopoly sees another group to patronize and monetize, we see an opportunity to bring the Un-carrier revolution to more people not getting the service or respect they deserve.”Starting August 9, new customers age 55 and older can stop by a local store to sign up. Current eligible customers can get T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ by calling 1.800.TMOBILE, going to https://www.t-mobile.com or visiting a local retail store.Better bring your ID… Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Sonny Bill Williams back in new inspirational #LeaveYourMark video

first_imgThursday Oct 30, 2014 Sonny Bill Williams back in new inspirational #LeaveYourMark video Sonny Bill Williams makes a return to the All Blacks this weekend, after having played rugby league in Australia for the last two years. His return comes a year out from the Rugby World Cup, giving him plenty of time to fit back in and make his case for regular selection.This latest adidas Leave Your Mark video stars the code hopping back as he goes through his paces in the gym. It’s inspirational stuff, and perhaps explains how he manages to call the shots in his career. Watching this, it’s as if he never left.“It’s not so much about the game, it’s about the prep. Running out there is the end product.”View the All Blacks team to take on the USA Eagles, and find out how to watch the Live StreamADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Höller House / Innauer-Matt Architekten

first_img “COPY” Projects Area:  132 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Austria ArchDaily 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890227/holler-house-innauer-matt-architekten Clipboard Photographs:  Adolf BereuterStatics:Hämmerle HusterProject Manager:Tobias FranzCity:AlberschwendeCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adolf BereuterRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Building a house in the picturesque Bregenzerwald valley in Western Austria, on a very steep hill outside the village center, on a quiet road where several homes of varying size and artistic value had been built in recent years on both sides of the road. The Höller House is – and will, for topographical reasons, remain – the last house on the northern side. The assignment was to come up with a new building for this steep, exposed place, only used to herd goats before. A building that would be convincing in its noble simplicity while highlighting the best characteristics of the lot. An additional challenge was the future owner’s request for a private outdoor space.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Adolf BereuterThe front-gabled building, its roof ridge parallel to the hill, resembles the traditional farm buildings of the region, blending in with the landscape most naturally. We carefully placed it into the hillside situation like a solitaire, with only two of its three floors being visible. The entrance is not recognizable as such immediately, making the house seem somewhat unapproachable and more private. The access from the road is situated at a lower level and only at second sight, the concrete-covered cut into the hill can be identified as the entrance. Inside the house, several stairs lead from the double garage up the hill. On the first floor are the bedrooms, each of them with a terrace to the south. Here, the building opens up to the surrounding landscapes for the first time.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Adolf BereuterOn the upper floor is the living area consisting of several layers or shells; at its core, the staircase which also houses a toilet and storage room. Around this solid core of exposed concrete is the living and dining area, bright and open all the way up to the ridge. The outermost shell consists of a covered terrace running all around the house, allowing for a smooth transition from the inside of the house to its natural surroundings. A screen façade of vertical and horizontal spruce slats, enclosing the room-high glass or spray plaster surfaces on the inside, gives the building a homogenous look. This way we created a wide spectrum of translucence and transparency which we gradually and individually adapted to each room, its purpose and the level of desired intimacy, preventing unwanted insights while making beautiful outlooks part of everyday life and living.Save this picture!© Adolf BereuterProject gallerySee allShow lessOutdoor Altar in the Prayer Area / Paula Santos ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsGlass Pavilion / OFIS arhitektiSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Alberschwende, Austria “COPY” Year:  Höller House / Innauer-Matt Architekten Architects: Innauer-Matt Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Adolf Bereuter+ 14Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses Höller House / Innauer-Matt ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHöller House / Innauer-Matt Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890227/holler-house-innauer-matt-architekten Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeInnauer-Matt ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlberschwendeAustriaPublished on March 07, 2018Cite: “Höller House / Innauer-Matt Architekten” 07 Mar 2018. 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Manaus House / Alexia Convers Architecture

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Manaus, Brazil “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAlexia Convers ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesManausBrazilPublished on May 22, 2018Cite: “Manaus House / Alexia Convers Architecture” [Casa Manaus / Alexia Convers Architecture] 22 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  697 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Alexia Convers Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Ivan De La Luz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893699/manaus-house-alexia-convers-architecture Clipboard Year: center_img Photographs Brazil Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893699/manaus-house-alexia-convers-architecture Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Cemex, Deca, Fanimation, JadoSave this picture!© Ivan De La LuzText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the heart of the Amazonian Rainforest, in a green area of Manaus right by the Rio Negro River.Save this picture!© Ivan De La LuzThe check pattern of the floorplan, made of an alternance of  raised roofs and opened interior patios, starts with a total permeability from the street and opens gradually towards the forest. The limits between interior and exterior spaces are then diluted. Nature is invited into the house which becomes greener and greener towards the forest. This alternance system in the day area also provides a comfortable natural ventilation to evacuate the heat in this humid tropical weather as well as natural light. Fresh air comes down into the planted patios and the clerestory windows created by raised roofs let the hot air flow out.Save this picture!© Ivan De La LuzSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ivan De La LuzIn this tropical monsoon weather, water is also a component of the house. The rain creates a waterfall in the entry hall and every interior patio enjoys rain chains. They contribute to a relaxing ambient sound when raining.Save this picture!© Ivan De La LuzThe night area developps on the east side, around a bigger interior patio distributing all the bedrooms. Every bathroom also account for their own opened planted patio. The house provides a constant visual relationship with the trees, which also produce a very beneficial shade to the house. From anywhere in the house you have a green view.Save this picture!© Ivan De La LuzThe house is made of a concrete structure with local exotic wood doors, windows and decks. The finish floors are white cement and all the wet areas – the infinity pool, bbq area and entrance waterfall – are iron oxydated concrete.Save this picture!© Ivan De La LuzProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Lost History of the Women of the BauhausArticlesSwimming Pool in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie / Brochet Lajus Pueyo ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manaus House / Alexia Convers Architecture Save this picture!© Ivan De La Luz+ 61Curated by Pedro Vada Share Manaus House / Alexia Convers ArchitectureSave this projectSaveManaus House / Alexia Convers Architecturelast_img read more

One third of UK population has bought goods online, says survey

first_img  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 December 2002 | News One third of UK population has bought goods online, says survey A Barclaycard Merchant Services survey reports that over £130 million is spent online each week in the UK.According to the survey, one third of online shopping takes place between 6pm and 9pm, presumably when people have come home and have a little time to themselves. These evening shoppers on average spend more than their daytime equivalents: average sales in the evening are £1.60.It’s not clear if this habit applies to making donations online, but it is likely. Charities Aid Foundation reported two years ago that a significant proportion of online CharityCard donations were made out of office hours. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statisticscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Travel Web sites attract most sales, with sales of rail and plane tickets together with holidays taking £13.89 million each week. The nation spends a further £13.44 million online each week on financial services. CDs, food, drink, clothes and books are the other popular selling items.Is this phenomenon enough to persuade charities to provide support service staff during the evening to help donors with any queries whether by phone or e-mail? Probably not. But it could just be worth rewriting some of the donation pages to address an audience who might have had a long day at work or home. 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.last_img read more

In memoriam bursaries available for IFC 2018

first_img Melanie May | 26 July 2018 | News Tagged with: bursary Events IFC  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Three bursaries are available for October’s IFC 2018: Together we can, for women aged up to 36 years of age, working in the social impact sector.The bursaries are available thanks to the Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Bursary Programme, developed by Greenpeace and the Resource Alliance, with the support of Carolina’s family. Carolina Nyberg-Steiser died at the age of 29 last October in Brazilian Amazon, during the course of her work with Greenpeace.The bursary programme aims to empower other young women who care deeply for the wellbeing of the planet, and its people.IFC 2018: Together we can takes place in the Netherlands from 16–19 October.Successful applicants will receive:A full delegate place including masterclass, with 3 nights accommodation (16-19 October 2018) and all learning opportunitiesAn experienced mentor to support the learning journey before and after the eventBespoke opportunities to network, share and learnApplications are via the Resource Alliance site.  121 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. In memoriam bursaries available for IFC 2018last_img read more

Indiana NRCS Invests Dollars to Help Protect and Restore Sensitive Lands

first_img Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 8, 2017 Indiana NRCS Invests Dollars to Help Protect and Restore Sensitive Lands Previous articleChina Online Mall To Buy Large Amounts of Beef and PorkNext articleU.S. Ethanol Production Sours Hoosier Ag Today State Conservationist Jane Hardisty announced today that Indiana’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making funding available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across Indiana. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to maintain land for farming. Eligible entities must submit applications for the current funding pool on or before January 12, 2018.“I cannot overemphasize the benefits of restoring, enhancing and protecting these working agricultural lands and critical wetlands,” said Hardisty. “NRCS is committed to preserving working agricultural lands to help protect the long-term viability of farming across Indiana as well as to restoring and protecting wetlands that provide important wildlife habitat and improve our water quality.”ACEP streamlines the conservation easement options into two primary components: a working lands component where NRCS provides assistance to partners with farmland protection programs to purchase agricultural land easements, and a wetlands reserve component where NRCS works directly with landowners to restore and protect their agricultural wetlands.ACEP’s Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) protects the long-term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses while supporting environmental quality, wildlife habitat, historic preservation and protection of open spaces. State and local governments, non-governmental organizations and Native American Tribes that have farmland or grassland protection programs are eligible to partner with NRCS to protect farmland through easements.Wetland reserve easements (WRE) help landowners reduce damage from flooding, recharge groundwater, restore, enhance and protect habitat for wildlife, and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities. Eligible landowners can choose to enroll in a permanent or 30-year easement. Tribal landowners also have the option of enrolling in 30-year contracts.In Indiana, over 3,250 acres were enrolled in the WRE (formerly the WRP or Wetland Reserve Program) in the last year alone. Once restored, these acres will join over 73,000 acres of additional protected floodplain and wetland easements in the state to protect water quality resources and provide for wildlife. Many of these easements lie in areas critical for migratory waterfowl and other birds, such as the Wabash River, Goose Pond, Kankakee Marsh, and Muscatatuck River Corridor. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana NRCS Invests Dollars to Help Protect and Restore Sensitive Lands SHARElast_img read more

Public meeting to discuss Carrigart’s future

first_img Twitter Google+ Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – March 6, 2010 WhatsApp A public meeting was held in Carrigart this week to discuss recent job losses in the area and to look at ways the area can move forwards.The meeting was for the Carrigart and Downings area but drew guests from a much wider areaDonegal Deputy Joe McHugh says a positive way forward was agreed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/joesat.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Public meeting to discuss Carrigart’s future Previous article11 new vehicles announced for the Donegal Fire ServiceNext articleKeaveney: Public perception is ferries aren’t operating News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

GST Officials Cannot Use Physical Violence During Search, Investigation Or Interrogation: Telangana High Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesGST Officials Cannot Use Physical Violence During Search, Investigation Or Interrogation: Telangana High Court [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Nov 2020 6:49 AMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court has observed that the officials belonging to the GST Intelligence Department cannot resort to physical violence while against persons they suspect of being guilty of tax evasion.The bench comprising Justices MS Ramachandra Rao and T. Amarnath Goud was considering a writ petition filed by director of a company and his relative alleging that the officials while…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 Telangana High Court has observed that the officials belonging to the GST Intelligence Department cannot resort to physical violence while against persons they suspect of being guilty of tax evasion.The bench comprising Justices MS Ramachandra Rao and T. Amarnath Goud was considering a writ petition filed by director of a company and his relative alleging that the officials while conducting raid physically assaulted them. The department denied these allegations and submitted before the court that it was the petitioners and their employees who had obstructed the search operations and allegedly assaulted the Referring to Out patient Discharge advice of Hospital given after treatment of one of the petitioners, the court noted that he was injured to such a degree that he was unable to walk and required medical treatment. The court observed that the officials cannot claim any liberty to torture or use physical violence during the course of search, investigation or interrogation under the CGST Act, 2017 against persons suspected of tax evasion like the petitioners or their employees. It said:No provision of any law is cited before us by the respondents to say that they are entitled to use physical violence against persons they suspect of being guilty of tax evasion while discharging their duties under the CGST Act, 2017.. Merely because the authorities under the CGST Act, 2017 are not to be treated as police officials, they cannot claim any immunity if they indulge in acts of physical violence against persons they suspect of being guilty of tax evasion.  After India adopted the Constitution of India, protection against torture by State actors has been recognized as part of right to life and liberty guaranteed by Art.21 of the Constitution of India.The court said that the possibility of the use of violence by officials against the petitioners and the other employees  cannot be entirely ruled out. The bench therefore issued some directions and also said that the petitioners and their employees shall be examined in the visible range of their counsel, though not in hearing range.Case: M/S. Agarwal Foundries Private Ltd. vs Union Of India [Writ Petition No.28268 of 2019]Coram: Justices MS Ramachandra Rao and T. Amarnath Goud Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more