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The Shops at Nanuet

The Shops at Nanuet is a lifestyle center located in Nanuet, New York. It is located at the intersection of New York State Route 59 and Middletown Road, is accessible via exit 14 of the New York State Thruway. Built on the site of the former Nanuet Mall, the Shops at Nanuet opened in 2013; the original mall opened in 1969 with the two original anchor stores which were Bamberger's and Sears. In 1994, a new wing was built anchored by Abraham & Straus, which became Stern's in 1995; when the Stern's brand was phased out in 2001, the anchor space became Boscov's in 2002, before the latter closed in May 2008 in preparation for the mall's demolition. The mall, which used to be wetlands, had grown to 900,000 square feet and encompassed 120 stores in 1999; the mall went into decline following the opening of the nearby Palisades Center in March 1998. Nearly all of the stores except for Macy's and Sears closed by early 2011, when Simon unveiled plans to rebuild the mall as The Shops at Nanuet, an outdoor mall featuring shops, restaurants, a fitness center, a Regal Cinemas movie theater, which opened on November 7, 2013.

By January 2012, all the stores in the mall had closed, demolition had begun. Construction started after the demolition and the new Shops at Nanuet opened on October 10, 2013. In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at The Shops at Nanuet, into Seritage Growth Properties. On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide; the store closed in January 2019. Representatives from the shopping center's owner, Simon Property Group, have discussed repurposing the vacant store, according to Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann. Hoehmann said he held several discussions about the Sears vacancy with Simon representatives since June and anticipated getting more details in the next few months. Although no formal plans have been filed, Simon officials want to bring up to three undisclosed national retailers into the space occupied by the defunct department store; the adjacent property once occupied by the Sears Tire and Auto Center is being eyed for a hotel and additional retailers, Hoehmann said.

Outparcels on the Seritage site include Verizon Wireless and Banchetto Feast. On November 29, 2018, it was announced that Macy's would be closing in April 2019 and will be replaced by an At Home home furniture store on the first floor, some new tenants on the second floor. On September 23, 2019, it was announced that Fairway Market would be closing on September 25, 2019, it is unknown. Nanuet Mall was the site of the 1981 Brink's robbery, during which members of the Black Liberation Army and the May 19th Communist Movement murdered two police officers and a security guard during the robbery of an armored car. Shops at Nanuet Official Website Dead Malls Article about Nanuet Mall Nanuet Post Cards and Other Images

Ponirah Terpidana

Ponirah Terpidana is a 1984 Indonesian drama film directed by Slamet Rahardjo. Starring Nani Vidia and Ray Sahetapy, it follows a young woman named Ponirah who becomes a prostitute and is arrested for the murder of a rich businessman; the film, which combined traditional and contemporary elements, was a critical success in Indonesia. It won three Citra Awards from a total of eleven nominations. Since birth Ponirah has lived a cursed life, her mother died while birthing her and her brother Permadi is hit by a truck while riding a bicycle with her. This leads Jabarudi, to go temporarily insane and nearly stab her with a kris, their maid, brings Ponirah with her and escapes the city, settling in Yogyakarta. Trindil becomes a prostitute to support Ponirah; when Ponirah is in senior high school, she finds that the new teacher Guritno is watching her closely. Unknown to her, he is in fact her uncle, asked by Ponirah's late father to find her. After a misunderstanding with Trindil, Ponirah goes to Jakarta with a charming young man named Jarkasi, a trafficker tasked with luring young women to work as prostitutes.

Although he falls in love with Ponirah and refuses to do this task, Ponirah says she wants to be the most expensive prostitute in the city. They part; as Ponirah is picked up by a rich man named Franky Darling, Jarkasi meets Guritno and the two decide to save Ponirah. When they assault Franky's apartment, Ponirah – who has grown to hate men and intends to kill Franky – mistakes Guritno for her client and stabs her uncle with a pair of scissors, killing him; when the police come, Jarkasi tells them that he prepares to be punished. However, the investigation reveals that Ponirah had delivered the killing blow and she is thus incarcerated. Ponirah Terpidana was directed by Slamet Rahardjo for Sukma Putra Film, it was produced by Manu Sukmajaya and A. Gunawan, with Tantra Surjadi on camera and editing by George Kamarullah. Rahardjo's brother Eros Djarot handled the musical arrangement. Benny Benhardi handled artistic direction; the film starred Nani Vidia and Bambang Hermanto, with other roles filled by Christine Hakim, Bambang Hermanto, Slamet Rahardjo, Ray Sahetapy, Teguh Karya, Nano Riantiarno, Ratna Riantiarno.

Much of the cast had worked together for Karya's Teater Populer, with Hakim, Nano Riantiarno, Rahardjo having collaborated on films like Cinta Pertama. Hermanto had been in cinema for over thirty years, rising to fame after starring in D. Djajakusuma's Harimau Tjampa in 1953. Meanwhile, Vidia was a new actor. Nauval Yazid of The Jakarta Post writes that Ponirah Terpidana has a "women-who-suffer-continuously theme", one common in Indonesian films, he compares the critical hit Jamila dan Sang Presiden to the film, noting that the latter film – following a prostitute who murders a rich government official – was reminiscent of Ponirah Terpidana. Gotot Prakosa, another writer for The Jakarta Post describes it as an art film, combining traditional and contemporary elements. Ponirah Terpidana received a wide release in 1984, although in 1983 it was screened at the Three Continents Festival in France. According to Prakosa, foreign reviews criticised a scene at the end which showed a red-light district in Jakarta.

Eleanor Mannikka of allRovi gave the film three and a half out of five stars. A 35 mm and VHS copy is stored at Sinematek Indonesia in Jakarta. Ponirah Terpidana was nominated for eleven Citra Awards at the 1984 Indonesian Film Festival, winning three, it was defeated in four categories, including Best Director and Best Leading Actress, by Sjumandjaja's Budak Nafsu, while Arifin C. Noer's Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI took Best Screenplay; the film won a special jury prize at the 1983 Three Continents Festival. Ponirah Terpidana on IMDb

S v Makwanyane

S v Makwanyane and Another was a landmark 1995 judgement of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. It established that capital punishment was inconsistent with the commitment to human rights expressed in the Interim Constitution; the court's ruling invalidated section 277 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977, which had provided for use of the death penalty, along with any similar provisions in any other law in force in South Africa. The court forbade the government from carrying out the death sentence on any prisoners awaiting execution, ruling that they should remain in prison until new sentences were imposed. Delivered on 6 June, this was the newly established court's "first politically important and publicly controversial holding." The Court held that, in practice, there was an element of chance at every stage of the process of implementing the death penalty: The outcome may be dependent upon factors such as the way the case is investigated by the police, the way the case is presented by the prosecutor, how the accused is defended, the personality and particular attitude to capital punishment of the trial judge and, if the matter goes on appeal, the particular judges who are selected to hear the case.

Race and poverty are alleged to be factors. The Court held further that the rights to life and dignity were the most important of all human rights and the source of all the other personal rights detailed in Chapter 3 of the Interim Constitution. Having committed to a society premised on the recognition and realisation of human rights, the State was required to value these two rights above all others, to demonstrate that valuation in everything it did, including the punishment of criminals; this would not be achieved by depersonalising and executing murderers as a deterrent to others. Quite apart from the fact that vengeance or payback had not the same constitutional heft as the right to life and the right to dignity, the court was not satisfied that it had been shown that capital punishment would be more effective as a deterrent than a life sentence. Chaskalson P, writing for the majority, concluded that the death sentence destroys life, protected without reservation under section 9 of our Constitution, it annihilates human dignity, protected under section 10, elements of arbitrariness are present in its enforcement and it is irremediable.

I am satisfied that in the context of our Constitution the death penalty is indeed a cruel and degrading punishment. " The court affirmed its commitment to the principle of constitutionalism, more constitutional values such as freedom and equality, by rejecting the "arbitrary and capricious" nature of the death penalty. Ackermann J made this much clear in his judgment: We have moved from a past characterised by much, arbitrary and unequal in the operation of the law to a present and a future in a constitutional state where state action must be such that it is capable of being analysed and justified rationally; the idea of the constitutional state presupposes a system whose operation can be rationally tested against or in terms of the law. Arbitrariness, by its nature, is dissonant with these core concepts of our new constitutional order. Neither arbitrary action nor laws or rules which are inherently arbitrary or must lead to arbitrary application can, in any real sense, be tested against the precepts or principles of the Constitution.

He went on to cite Prof. Etienne Mureinik in this regard: "If the new Constitution is a bridge away from a culture of authority, it is clear what it must be a bridge to, it must lead to a culture of justification—a culture in which every exercise of power is expected to be justified If the Constitution is to be a bridge in this direction, it is plain that the Bill of Rights must be its chief strut." Although it was believed that a majority of the population favoured retention of the death penalty, the court affirmed its commitment to its duties as an independent arbiter of the Constitution. It would not act as a vector for public opinion: The question before us, however, is not what the majority of South Africans believe a proper sentence for murder should be, it is. If public opinion were to be decisive, Chaskalson reasoned, there would be no need for constitutional assessment and adjudication. Although popular sentiment could have some bearing on the court's considerations, "in itself, it is no substitute for the duty vested in the Courts to interpret the Constitution and to uphold its provisions without fear or favour."

This was consistent with South Africa's recent passage from parliamentary sovereignty to supremacy of the constitution. Capital punishment in South Africa Mohamed v President of the Republic of South Africa Text of the judgment at SAFLII Works related to S v Makwanyane and Another at Wikisource

Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka

Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka is a Nigerian politician, elected Senator for Ogun East in the 9 April 2011 national elections, running on the Action Congress of Nigeria ticket. Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka was born on 14 April 1952, to a pious Muslim family, entered Ijebu Muslim College in 1968. Kaka was Deputy Governor of Ogun State from 1999 to 2003, during the governorship of Olusegun Osoba. In the 9 April 2011 election, Kaka was elected Senator of Ogun East with 76,543 votes, ahead of the People's Democratic Party candidate Toheeb Odunowo with 52,613 votes and the Peoples Party of Nigeria candidate, Prince Abiodun Odusanya, with 46,148 votes

Mehr Ishtiaq Ahmed

Mehar Ishtiaq Ahmad is a Pakistani politician, a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, from June 2013 to May 2018. He had been a member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab from 2002 to 2013, he was born on 8 September 1957 in Lahore. He earned the degree of Bachelor of Commerce in 1982 from University of the Punjab, he ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as an independent candidate from Constituency NA-121 in 2002 Pakistani general election but was unsuccessful. He received 131 votes and lost the seat to Farid Ahmad Paracha, a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal. In the same election, he was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League from Constituency PP-150, he defeated Asghar Ali Gill, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League. He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-150 in 2008 Pakistani general election, he defeated Asif Mahmood Nagira, a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party.

He was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-121 in 2013 Pakistani general election. He defeated Hammad Azhar, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. In the same election, he was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-150, he received 57,232 votes and defeated Mehar Wajid Azeem, a candidate of PTI. He retained National Assembly seat

Ohio State Route 294

State Route 294 is a 24.23-mile long east–west state highway in the northwestern quadrant of the U. S. state of Ohio. The route's western terminus is at SR 37 nearly 3.25 miles northwest of the village of Marseilles. Its eastern terminus is at its junction with SR 98 about 4.75 miles south of the city of Bucyrus. Along its way, SR 294 travels through the southern portion of Wyandot County and the southwestern part of Crawford County. There is no segment of SR 294, incorporated within the National Highway System; the NHS is a network of highways determined to be most important for the economy and defense of the nation. SR 294 was designated in 1932; when it was first designated, the highway was a short spur route, routed along the portion of its present alignment that links U. S. Route 23 with the village of Harpster. In 1937, SR 294 took on its present shape. On the west side, the highway was extended west from Harpster to its current western terminus at SR 37. SR 294 was extended east of US 23 along its present alignment into Crawford County to a new eastern terminus at SR 98.

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