More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL RSA bid for Aviva units “not dead” Friday 20 August 2010 5:59 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp John Dunne IGNIS Asset Management, an institutional shareholder in both Aviva and RSA, said a deal between the two insurers remained possible although RSA would have to raise its bid proposal for some Aviva units.Ignis owns roughly 0.5 per cent of Aviva’s share capital and around 1.5 per cent of RSA’s share capital.RSA said it was open to talks with Aviva after it rejected RSA’s £5bn bid proposal for some of Aviva’s main general insurance businesses.“I think the deal definitely remains possible,” Ignis Asset Management investment manager Martin Brown said.Brown said RSA’s approach undervalued the Aviva businesses.However, he added RSA would not necessarily have to raise its bid approach by much in order to oblige Aviva to put the proposal to its shareholders and for a deal to remain accretive for RSA’s own shareholders.“There’s no reason for the deal to be dead other than for RSA to be unwilling to pay more, but RSA would not have to raise its offer by much for Aviva to be obliged to consider it. “A ten per cent increase might be enough to persuade Aviva to consider it, or to oblige Aviva to put it to its shareholders.”
Time to pass it on?: Brian O’Driscoll has only a year left before he hangs up the boots, but Ireland need a contingencyBy Charlie MorganWarren Gatland will testify that losing faith in Brian O’Driscoll has long been considered a particularly toxic type of blasphemy. As Australia breezed past their hosts in Dublin though, it was tempting to begin a eulogy for the immense international career of Ireland’s senior statesman.Opposite an energetic set of Wallaby backs invigorated by Quade Cooper, O’Driscoll seemed subdued and sluggish a fortnight ago. He was far too classy to admit as much in the build-up, but a victory might have exorcised a modicum of the pain caused by his omission from the third Lions Test. In truth, there was never any danger of that.Out of his pomp: O’Driscoll failed to impress against OzThe decision to take one more year as a chief lieutenant to Joe Schmidt’s new regime appeared misguided. George Hook of the Irish Independent outed an awkward elephant in the room with two succinct sentences: “Sadly, the greatest player of his generation was anonymous. It will be the biggest tragedy in Irish rugby history if O’Driscoll is remembered for the manner of his leaving rather than the days of his pomp.”A centre who had exhausted all superlatives since debuting in 1999 limped on, his involvement in the final autumn Test against New Zealand in the balance due to the niggling calf problem that is inconveniencing his season.In fact, the fitness of O’Driscoll, Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney dominated last week’s news. When the trio were all passed on Friday, it was a big boost for Schmidt. However, the camp had already been buoyed by some typically stubborn inspiration from their gnarled talisman.“I just can’t think of this not being a great chance,” O’Driscoll told the assembled press, 48 hours before meeting a team in pursuit of a perfect year – a team that had handed him defeat 12 times previously, a team his country had never beaten. “All you can ask is for these opportunities. You’re never guaranteed any more than that, and this is my last opportunity.”Even in adversity, O’Driscoll was never going to approach the All Blacks with anything other than unerring belief that a win was there for the taking. His words weren’t empty.In the NZ mix: BOD was more effectiveOn Sunday, Ireland injected a passionate, frenzied intensity into the first quarter that was impossible to live with. In possession or otherwise, they simply battered Steve Hansen’s charges. When Kearney snaffled a spilt ball and sprinted up the left-hand touchline to open up a 19-0 lead on 17 minutes, some at a raucous Aviva Stadium wise-cracked that last June’s 60-0 thrashing in Hamilton could be reciprocated. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The big men were to the fore, naturally. Back-rowers Peter O’Mahony, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien smashed everything in sight and scrapped ferociously at the breakdown. Cian Healy’s barnstorming bust over Richie McCaw provided a precious memory. Skipper Paul O’Connell personified physicality. Conor Murray was so good Aaron Smith looked ordinary. And there in the middle of the carnage was O’Driscoll, quietly taking his opportunity.After a wobbly pass in his own 22 following Murray’s opening try, he put in a fine display. Alongside old buddy Gordon D’Arcy (who was brilliant as well), he shackled Ben Smith and Ma’a Nonu. Some manic counter-rucking won Ireland a crucial turnover. There was a majestic take from a high-ball and some sinew-straining carries too.In an allegory of his recent years in a green jersey, O Driscoll lay prone as Nigel Owens ended the first half – his body once more surrendered to the cause. The well-worn Lazarus act ensured he took to the field for the second half, but a tackle on Brodie Retallick – 20kg bulkier – brought O’Driscoll’s afternoon to a premature close, common sense prevailing when signs of concussion surfaced.Watching on through his fingers, the veteran saw New Zealand claw their way back from 22-10 down to spoil his 128th cap – a scintillating move finished by Ryan Crotty at the death to shatter Irish hearts.When the final whistle came after Aaron Cruden’s re-taken conversion, O’Driscoll walked back out onto the pitch. He could barely look anybody in the eye. This wasn’t the disappointment of a plucky underdog. It was far more painful and deep-seated – agonising shellshock of a man convinced his side had done enough.O’Driscoll’s words in mid-week resonated through Ireland’s manic, aggressive start. That mindset will form part of his legacy.A Test pair: O’Driscoll and D’ArcyTwo seasons out from a World Cup, some argue that his 12-month extension is poorly timed on the basis that another combination would not have enough time to settle in. Well, Luke Fitzgerald – a Test match Lion and still only 26 – was extremely solid on Sunday and may yet fulfill his potential. Ulster’s own Kiwi Jared Payne, a magnificent footballer, qualifies on residency grounds next September. Keith Earls is still around and is well capable of partnering D’Arcy or Luke Marshall. In short, Ireland’s midfield garden is rosier than England’s. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Gordon D’Arcy (R) and Brian O’Driscoll (L) of Leinster celebrate after the Heineken Cup Final between Leinster and Ulster at Twickenham Stadium on May 19, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Mountains of silverware for Leinster, a glorious Grand Slam and immortal moments of Lions folklore mean O’Driscoll will not be remembered for moral, ultimately empty victories such as the one at the weekend. While there may be fewer flashes of sublime skill this season, his role in eradicating self-doubt at the start of Schmidt’s tenure is essential.Last week, plenty of punters sniggered at O’Driscoll’s assertion that Ireland could beat the All Blacks. I bet they feel pretty silly now.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786435/kates-house-bower-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Kate’s House / Bower ArchitectureSave this projectSaveKate’s House / Bower Architecture Manufacturers: Eco Outdoor“A house for living in!” exclaimed the client in the early stages. “Textured and warm with a touch of whimsy – but no stunts that will date..”Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWith this in mind we collaborated with the client to explore brief and site opportunities for a house that appears to reveal itself effortlessly, a series of spaces that feel meant to be.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe design concept resisted the addition of a second storey, utilising every part of the site to stitch a new single storey extension in between existing street facing bedrooms and the original garage at the rear. The need to house unique artwork combined with opportunities for memorable entry experiences, framed views and varied garden connections in the pursuit for joyful, practical and surprising spaces.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathA new screened carport cradles and softens the proportions of the retained frontage and becomes integral to the arrival journey, leading to entry into an intimate courtyard at the centre of the house. This courtyard is continually re-experienced – a pivotal space between public, family and private areas.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathEast-west orientated galleries buffer kid’s areas from living zones, provide natural cross ventilation and welcome differing qualities of natural light during the day. The cross section of the house continually compresses and expands as it gently terraces down the site, level with the garden. Sustainable passive performance is optimised through zoning and orientation, solar power and a 20,000L watertank add to these measures.Save this picture!Floor PlanViews are deliberately framed – blade walls are embraced to house artwork, direct and refrain from specific outlooks and provide a sense of enclosure. Long sightlines are sparingly used to provide only glimpses beyond, maintaining the drama of experiencing each space upon arrival.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe little surprises – touches of brass, leather, steel and discovered gems of colour are both considered and cherished. The house is photographed as it is lived in – full of family “stuff” from daily life on display, not meant for hiding away. This gallery for living in has an abundant and experiential richness which cannot be fully described with drawings and photos aloneSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessKAAN Architecten Designs New Building for the University of TilburgArchitecture NewsElizabeth Tower and Big Ben to Undergo RenovationsArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeBower ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on May 01, 2016Cite: “Kate’s House / Bower Architecture” 01 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Houses 2018 “COPY” Manufacturers: Arauco, Glasstech, Pizarreño, Villalba, VolcanConstruction:Reinaldo MoraStructure:José Manuel MoralesAuthor Architects:Ian Hsü, Gabriel RudolphyDesign Team:Ian Hsü, Gabriel Rudolphy, Sandrine MuñozCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Ian HsüRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumObjective – Independence between Adults and Youth spacesThe project is a Vacation House, of approximately 270 m2, on the edge of Lake Rupanco – Chile. The main requirement was that the adult area would be separated from the children’s area as much as possible. The proposed solution were two different volumes, the Adult and the Youth. These were connected by a gallery, that also was the main access to the house. Save this picture!First Floor PlanAll the enclosures have a unique lake viewIt was requested that all the enclosures should have views of the lake. The land in which the project is located is very thin so it was not possible to arrange the enclosures parallel to the lake. One volume was proposed after another but displaced enough to leave both with a view towards the lake and the Osorno volcano.Save this picture!Cortesía de Ian HsüGeometry: How to Wrap the program with the minimum surfaceThe proposed geometry or volume is the result of wrapping the program trying to use the least surface covered walls.Construction systemThe place where the project is located is difficult to access. It was decided to work with a local workforce and with a known construction system. The structure is wooden, standing 2×4 rights, and 2×8 beams. Punctual steel beams were used to solve the larger light.Save this picture!Cortesía de Ian HsüSave this picture!Cortesía de Ian HsüProject gallerySee allShow lessAires Mateus Reveals Design for the Toulouse Fine Art MuseumArchitecture NewsIKEA and Tom Dixon Collaborate to Design Products for Urban FarmingArchitecture News Share Split House / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy Architects: Ian Hsü, Gabriel Rudolphy Area Area of this architecture project Split House / Ian Hsü + Gabriel RudolphySave this projectSaveSplit House / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906660/split-house-hsu-rudolphy Clipboard CopyHouses•Chile Year: CopyAbout this officeIan Hsü + Gabriel RudolphyOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChilePublished on November 29, 2018Cite: “Split House / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy” [Casa Partida / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy] 29 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
XCO2 Projects “COPY” Photographs: Pocket Living, Dirk Lindner, Andrew Tam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project PDR Construction Gainsford Road Housing / Gort ScottSave this projectSaveGainsford Road Housing / Gort Scott United Kingdom Area: 2914 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Gainsford Road Housing / Gort Scott ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918040/gainsford-road-housing-gort-scott Clipboard JCLA Quantity Surveyor: CopyApartments•London, United Kingdom 2018 Save this picture!© Pocket Living+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share WT Partnership Apartments Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Velfac, Northcot Brick, Robus Ceramics, Sterling Services TPP Tully De’Ath ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918040/gainsford-road-housing-gort-scott Clipboard Landscape Consultant: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily Architects: Gort Scott Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineering: Main Contractor: Transport Consultant: M&E Consultant: “COPY” Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareClients:Pocket LivingFire Consultant:JGADesign Team:Jay Gort, Katrin Sölter, Rebecca Stephens, Andrew Tam, Amy Wong, Alice Shepherd, James PowellCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dirk LindnerText description provided by the architects. Gainsford Road is a new development that provides affordable homes for first-time buyers in Walthamstow, designed by London-based architecture and urban design partnership Gort Scott for Pocket Living. Located on a residential terraced street and close to the town center, the project comprises of 45 one-bedroom apartments and sensitively responds to the massing of adjacent buildings. The design is expressed by a contemporary typology that builds upon the existing character of the surrounding area, drawing upon the legacy of carefully crafted, decorative architecture in Walthamstow.Save this picture!© Pocket LivingSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Dirk LindnerSuch examples of inspiration arrive in the form of the legacy of the William Morris School that previously occupied the site and the late 19th to the 20th century set Warner Houses that are particular to the East London located region. This not only informed the character of the project’s design but its materiality of fletton brick, precast colored concrete, graphite powder coated metalwork and bespoke hand glazed tiling. The building is three stories in the main, thoughtfully designed so that it is stepped down to the west to accommodate the slope in topography and more closely align with the roof height of the neighboring two-story terraces.Save this picture!© Dirk LindnerA fourth story, an element with a precast belvedere construction along the street façade, rises to a similar height to the ridgeline of the existing building on the site, in a means to announce the communal nature of its apartment block typology. Designed to maximize opportunities for resident interaction, the entrance to the building is accessed from the street and is clearly marked by a gateway made of precast concrete elements (leading to the communal area), which spans the point where the building steps back 1m. The building itself is laid out over a T-shaped plan, with each floor connected deliberately by a single, oversized and centrally located staircase – thus avoiding an unwelcoming network of corridors.Save this picture!© Andrew TamSave this picture!Street and West ElevationsSave this picture!© Andrew TamThe Gainsford Road wing runs east-west and the other, north-south, with private terraces onto communal garden spaces occupying the remaining section of the site. Privacy is also considered and achieved for the ground floor flats on Gainsford Road through a generous front garden that sets the units back from the street. These flats are screened using dense low-level planting. The plan of each individual flat within the development has been carefully designed in order to maximize living space within a compact one-bedroom apartment. This ensures Gainsford Road is viable while remaining 100% affordable and contributing to the LPA’s affordable housing numbers.Save this picture!© Pocket LivingTo fit within a compact footprint, it is necessary that each flat is a single aspect. Responsive to the brief and the ethos of the client, Gort Scott’s design is intentionally efficient and functional while promoting a sense of community through shared amenities. The client, Pocket Living, produces high-quality, Mayor’s Design Standard, one-bedroom affordable apartments, responding to growing numbers of Londoners who are priced out of the private housing market. They are sold at a minimum 20% reduction from the market rate, to be eligible to local buyers. The pocket was awarded £26.4m GLA funding over 10 years to enable approximately 5,000 Londoners to own their own homes.Save this picture!© Dirk LindnerProject gallerySee allShow lessThese Are The 20 Most Livable Cities in Latin America in 2019ArticlesBridge House / BIO-architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Walthamstow, London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Year: CopyAbout this officeGort ScottOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on May 31, 2019Cite: “Gainsford Road Housing / Gort Scott” 31 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
470 total views, 2 views today “It is very reassuring to have the support of allpay, such a valuable employer in the county, and a leader in its field. Any resident of Herefordshire who has been flooded can apply for the initial emergency grant.”Applications can be made by completing the form at www.herefordshirecf.org or telephoning 01432 272550. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance grants The Storm Dennis Flood Appeal fund launched by The Herefordshire Community Foundation has now received donations of over £30,000, with e-money issuer allpay limited, also based in Hereford, to provide a pre-paid payment card to any household whose property in Herefordshire has been affected.The Herefordshire Community Foundation set up the appeal in conjunction with local newspaper The Hereford Times, following the devastating floods affecting much of the region.E-money issuer allpay Limited, also based in Hereford, has provided Herefordshire Community Foundation with prepaid payment cards. Following an application process, these cards will be issued to anyone whose property in Herefordshire has been affected by the floods. The payment card will be loaded with a one-off amount which will hopefully alleviate some of the immediate impact of the flooding. allpay has waived all fees for the creation of the prepaid cards and its head office staff and own internal charity committee have also made donations to the fund.allpay has waived all fees for the creation of the prepaid cards and its head office staff and own internal charity commission have also made donations to the fund.Tony Killeen, owner and Managing Director, allpay said:“As a company much of our work is in the social housing sector, so our staff are acutely aware of the challenges many people face when it comes to the very basics of having a safe place to live when things go wrong. With the floods affecting our whole community, we are pleased to be able to help in this small way by providing our prepaid card services to disburse much needed funds quickly and easily to those in need, but also to be able to contribute to the appeal itself.”Frank Myers MBE, Chairman of the Herefordshire Community Foundation said: Advertisement Melanie May | 25 February 2020 | News Prepaid cards distribute charity funds to Herefordshire flood victims 471 total views, 3 views today 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.
News June 9, 2017 RSF welcomes detained French photographer’s release from Turkey News RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia TurkeyFranceEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expression June 8, 2021 Find out more TurkeyFranceEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedFreedom of expression Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information to go further RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes detained French press photographer Mathias Depardon’s release in Turkey. His deportation is currently under way.It follows the visit he received yesterday at a detention centre in the southeastern city of Gaziantep from his mother, Danièle Van de Lanotte, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire and French deputy consul Christophe Hemmings.“We are deeply relieved for Mathias Depardon and his family,” Deloire said. “His detention was completely unjustified. A month was taken from his life for no reason, not to speak of the anxiety and uncertainty to which he was subjected. We thank all those who campaigned on his behalf, especially the support committee’s members. We also thank the French authorities, the Elysée Palace and the foreign ministry.”Based in Turkey for the past five years, Depardon was arrested on 8 May while doing a report in the southeast of the country for National Geographic magazine.RSF had put all of its energy and commitment into campaigning for his release for the past month.Dozens of foreign journalists have been expelled in the past two years from Turkey, which is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Turkey is currently undergoing an unprecedented crackdown on its media in which more than 100 Turkish journalists are now detained. Organisation News
News Organisation February 15, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq December 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media allowed to cover parliamentary sessions again, but placed under surveillance Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Reporters Without Borders today hailed a decision by the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Mahmoud Al Mashhadani, to allow journalists to cover its sessions again after a two-week ban. But the organisation condemned new restrictions on the media, as well as the murder of cameraman Aswan Ahmed Lutfallah of the US television news agency, Associated Press Television Network (APTN). “It is idiotic to blame sectarian rioting on the media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While journalists have responsibilities as regards their news coverage, they also have rights which are unfortunately violated more and more in Iraq. Curbing their freedom of movement, closing down media and official threats are all part of the daily lot of Iraqi journalists.”The press freedom organisation added: “The latest measures for regulating the media announced by the Iraqi authorities are worrying. The frontier between protection of state security and censorship is fragile. We appeal to the authorities to display restraint and prudence.”The ban on journalists entering parliament and the international press centre located inside it was imposed on 27 November. Live broadcast coverage of parliamentary debates was suspended at the same time, after a stormy debate about ongoing sectarian violence. Several parliamentarians and political parties objected to the ban, calling it unconstitutional. Mashhadani had claimed that press interviews with parliamentarians triggered angry reactions in the population and exacerbated tension.Created by former US administrator Paul Bremer in 2003, the international press centre was originally meant for foreign journalists covering Iraq. It also offered training for Iraqi journalists. Located in Baghdad’s green zone and equipped with Internet connections and a modern communications infrastructure, it is now a place where Iraqi journalists can work safely.Meanwhile, on 30 November, the interior ministry announced the creation of a media surveillance unit empowered to bring legal actions against the press. The ministry warned that it would “take all necessary measures against media that broadcast mendacious reports” and would “not hesitate to prosecute in order to prevent them from diverting Iraqis from the fight against terrorism.”The unit will contact journalists and news media and ask them to publish or broadcast corrections to reports deemed to be false. If they refuse, they could be prosecuted.In a 27 November communiqué, the ministry condemned satellite TV stations that “try to disorient public opinion and foster political chaos by broadcasting mendacious reports liable to undermine the public’s confidence in the security forces and endanger the unity of Iraq.”Aged 35, APTN cameraman Lutfallah was gunned down today in the city of Mosul, 370 km north of Baghdad. Reuters reported that he had gone to an industrial district to get his car repaired when two gangs started shooting at each other. He was shot when he took out his camera to film the clash.A total of 139 journalists and media assistants have been killed since the start of the war in 2003. Four journalists are currently held hostage. IraqMiddle East – North Africa News December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”
Top StoriesJudicial Discipline Ordains That Coordinate Bench Cannot Take Contrary View; Can Only Refer To Larger Bench : SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Jun 2020 12:06 AMShare This – xIn the judgment holding that the lockdown restrictions and the extension of limitation will not impact the right to default bail, the Supreme Court made some significant observations on judicial discipline.The issue arose out a single bench decision of Madras High Court in the case S Kasi v State through Inspector of Police, which held that the SC’s order of March 23 extending limitation…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?LoginIn the judgment holding that the lockdown restrictions and the extension of limitation will not impact the right to default bail, the Supreme Court made some significant observations on judicial discipline.The issue arose out a single bench decision of Madras High Court in the case S Kasi v State through Inspector of Police, which held that the SC’s order of March 23 extending limitation will also extend the time for filing chargesheet under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.While overturning this judgment on merits, the apex court also noted that the single bench (of Justice G Jayachandran) acted contrary to “judicial discipline”, as it was against the judgment of another single bench (of Justice G R Swaminathan) in the case Settu vs The State, which had held that SC order extending limitation did not affect right to default bail.Disapproving this approach of the HC bench,the SC observed :”It is well settled that a coordinate Bench cannot take a contrary view and in event there was any doubt, a coordinate Bench only can refer the matter for consideration by a Larger Bench. The judicial discipline ordains so”.Suo Moto Extension Of Limitation Or Lockdown Will Not Affect Right Of Accused To Default Bail : SC Judge cannot make uncharitable remarks against any judgmentThe top court also disapproved the observations passed by the bench in S Kasi against the previous order.While a bench may overturn a judgment passed by a bench of lesser strength on point of law, it will against judicial discipline to pass adverse observations and uncharitable remarks against the judgment.”We may further notice that learned Single Judge in the impugned judgment had not only breached the judicial discipline but has also referred to an observation made by learned Single Judge in Settu versus The State as uncharitable. All Courts including the High Courts and the Supreme Court have to follow a principle of Comity of Courts. A Bench whether coordinate or Larger, has to refrain from making any uncharitable observation on a decision even though delivered by a Bench of a lesser coram. A Bench sitting in a Larger coram may be right in overturning a judgment on a question of law, which jurisdiction a Judge sitting in a coordinate Bench does not have. In any case, a Judge sitting in a coordinate Bench or a Larger Bench has no business to make any adverse comment or uncharitable remark on any other judgment. We strongly disapprove the course adopted by the learned Single Judge in the impugned judgment”, the bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, M R Shah and V Ramasubramanian observed.Click here to download judgmentNext Story