Kate’s House / Bower Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://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. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?凯特别墅/ Bower Architecture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 Houses Year:  2015 “COPY” Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 17 Share Architects: Bower Architecture Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Area:  385 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia Photographs Kate’s House / Bower Architecture ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786435/kates-house-bower-architecture Clipboard Photographs:  Shannon McGrath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Split House / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy

first_imgArchDaily 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. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?分离屋 / Ian Hsü + Gabriel Rudolphy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 Save this picture!Cortesía de Ian Hsü+ 21Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906660/split-house-hsu-rudolphy Clipboard Projects Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Gainsford Road Housing / Gort Scott

first_img 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 Servicescenter_img 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. 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Prepaid cards distribute charity funds to Herefordshire flood victims

first_img  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.last_img read more

RSF welcomes detained French photographer’s release from Turkey

first_imgNews 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 morecenter_img 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 Newslast_img read more

Media allowed to cover parliamentary sessions again, but placed under surveillance

first_img 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 Kurdistancenter_img 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”last_img read more

Judicial Discipline Ordains That Coordinate Bench Cannot Take Contrary View; Can Only Refer To Larger Bench : SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop 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 Storylast_img read more

Supreme Court To Hear Fresh PIL Seeking Probe Into Rafale Deal After Two Weeks

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court To Hear Fresh PIL Seeking Probe Into Rafale Deal After Two Weeks LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 April 2021 12:56 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list after two weeks a PIL seeking inquiry into the Rafale deal in the light of recent reports in a French news portal alleging payment of bribe by Dassault Aviation to an Indian middleman.Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, who filed by petition, mentioned the matter before the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde today.Without mentioning what the case was about,…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 Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list after two weeks a PIL seeking inquiry into the Rafale deal in the light of recent reports in a French news portal alleging payment of bribe by Dassault Aviation to an Indian middleman.Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, who filed by petition, mentioned the matter before the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde today.Without mentioning what the case was about, Sharma said that he was making a request for the listing of a new petition filed by him before the retirement of CJI Bobde on April 23.”I am going to miss one of the finest Chief Justices this week. I have one request to make a last appearance before my lord. Please allow a diary number to be listed”, Sharma said.He then mentioned the dairy number of his case, 9444/2021, which relates to his writ petition filed on April 6 against the Rafale deal.The CJI said that while he was thankful to the praise made by Sharma, the circulation of the matter cannot be allowed on that ground.”I can say thank you. But this cannot be a ground to allow circulation”, the CJI said.Sharma then said that he was being “harassed badly” and pressed for an early listing of the matter.CJI then said that normally listings are allowed after two weeks and the same can be done with respect to Sharma’s PIL as well. The bench then agreed to list the matter after two weeks.In his fresh petition , Sharma seeks directions to quash the deal to procure 36 fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation as  an “outcome of corruption and violation of Articles 13, 21, and 253 of the Constitution of India”.Sharma has further prayed for an investigation to be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after registration of an FIR against the Respondent Nos. 1 and 2, which includes current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under PC Act of 1988, read with Sections 409, 420 and 120-B of IPC and Section 3 of the Official Secret Act, 1923. He has sought for the report to be filed before the Apex Court. The plea is an outcome of an investigation report by France’s anti-corruption agency, Agence Française Anticorruption (AGA), wherein it was declared that Dassault had paid a bribe of 1 million Euros to middlemen in India. “Due to political pressure, prosecution upon AFA’s report has been suspended/stayed. It’s a serious offence under Secret Act, 1923, injuries financial and defence to the country. It’s violated Art. 21 and 13 of the Constitution of India”, submits the plea and calls for the investigation report to be brought before the Court. Delineating the sequence of events, the plea raises the questions as to whether the impugned agreement, being an “outcome of bribe and stolen secret papers of jet fighters from Defence Ministry is liable to be quashed or not”, whether the Respondents are to be prosecuted under Section 3 of the Official Secrets Act, read with Sections 420, 120B and 409 of IPC and the PC Act, and whether the impugned agreement can be treated as a treaty between the two countries or a valid international agreement within Article 102 of the UN Charter. Contending that the contract was procured by fraud and corruption, and is therefore void ab-initio, the plea seeks quashing of the same. Sharma had filed a writ petition in 2018 seeking enquiry into the Rafale deal, which was dismissed in December 2018.Later, in November 2019, the Supreme Court dismissed review petitions that had been filed against the December 14, 2018 judgement which declined to order probe into the corruption allegations regarding the deal to procure 36 Rafale jets by Indian Government from the French company Dassault Aviation. A Bench comprising of then CJI Ranjan Gogoi, and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph had observed that the review petition filed by Advocate Prashant Bhushan, former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie lacked merits. The review pleas had been filed on the ground that certain documents had been leaked by the media which showcased that the Government had suppressed material information from the Court. Click Hear To Download/Read PetitionSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Man killed on New Year’s Eve chasing thieves who stole laptop in Northern California coffee shop

first_imgiStock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — An intense manhunt was underway on Wednesday in Northern California after a victim was killed on New Year’s Eve when he attempted to chase down the getaway car of the brazen thieves who swiped his laptop computer from a coffee shop in broad daylight, police said.The death marked the 75th homicide in Oakland, California, in 2019, up from a 19-year low of 62 homicides reported in the Bay Area city of 425,195 people in 2018, according to officials.Investigators are combing over security video and interviewing witnesses in an attempt to identify the suspects, who could face murder charges when they are captured, police told ABC News on Wednesday.The New Year’s Eve slaying unfolded about 11:37 a.m. when at least one thief approached the victim who was sitting at a table at a Starbucks in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland and stole his laptop, police said.Witnesses told ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco that the victim, whose name has yet to be released, was working on his laptop near a window when the thieves snatched the computer.“When the suspect approached and took the laptop the victim chased the suspects right around the corner,” said Officer Johnna Watson, spokeswoman for the Oakland Police Department.The victim, witnesses said, caught up to the getaway car and may have grabbed onto the door handle in an effort to get his laptop back. As the vehicle accelerated away, the victim apparently lost his grip and was flung head-first into a parked car, witnesses said.Oakland firefighters who were nearby and witnessed part of the startling crime in the upscale business district rendered medical attention to the victim, who later died at a local hospital, police said.“He was bleeding only from the head. His face was purple and blue,” Maria Chan, owner of a florist shop in the area, told KGO-TV of seeing the victim lying in the street.The fatal incident was reminiscent of an August 2017 homicide that occurred in Oakland, in which a local musician, Dave Deporis, chased after thieves who stole his laptop from a coffee shop and was dragged about 200 yards before he fell under the wheels of the getaway car. The 40-year-old Deporis was killed in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, about 4 miles from where Tuesday’s deadly confrontation occurred.At the time, friends of Deporis told reporters he may have chased after the thieves because he had his music, including an unfinished new album, on his laptop. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: US nears 100,000 deaths

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 352,000 people worldwide.Over 5.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 99,674 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:3:48 p.m.: Louisiana hospitalizations drop below 800 for 1st time in 2 monthsThe number of COVID-19 patients in Louisiana hospitals has now dropped below 800 for the first time in two months, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.Over 38,000 people in Louisiana have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. At least 2,617 people have died.Louisiana has 13 confirmed cases and one death connected to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a dangerous coronavirus-related illness in children that’s being reported in many states and countries.The 13 young people range in age from 0 to 19, with a median age of 11, the governor said.Eight have been discharged from hospitals, he said.MIS-C has features like Kawasaki disease and Toxic-Shock Syndrome. Common symptoms include persistent fever, irritability or sluggishness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, conjunctivitis, enlarged lymph node on one side of the neck, red cracked lips or red tongue, swollen hands and feet.1:54 p.m.: Amtrak is preparing to cut its workforce by up to 20%Amtrak is preparing to reduce its workforce by up to 20%, citing the effects of the pandemic.“Our ridership and revenue levels have been down 95% or more year-over-year since the pandemic began,” CEO Bill Flynn wrote in a memo to employees.The railroad company is projecting ridership levels in 2021 will be 50% of what it was in 2019.Amtrak said the reduction is necessary to ensure they can “continue to make critical investments in our core and long-term growth strategies, while also keeping safety as our top priority.”“We are currently working to finalize a plan for achieving these workforce reductions in FY 2021 and have started the process of designing our go-forward structure,” Flynn wrote.“As we look ahead to FY 2021, it is clear we have no choice but to reduce our overhead structure to better align our costs with our revenues,” Flynn wrote.In a letter to Congress, Amtrak said it needs $1.4 billion in supplemental funding for the next fiscal year — in addition to the $2.040 billion annual grant request the company submitted to Congress earlier this year. Amtrak received $1 billion through the CARES Act and the company has taken numerous cost-cutting measures to help offset revenue losses caused by the pandemic, including reducing schedules across its system.12:22 p.m.: Data breach scam delays unemployment checksAt a time of record layoffs, a nationwide scam involving stolen personal information is delaying the payment of unemployment claims, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Wednesday.“Criminal enterprises” are using personal identification information stolen in prior data breaches to file “large amounts” of illegitimate claims through the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, the office said.The fraud has forced the Department of Unemployment Assistance to implement additional identify verification that will delay the payment for “many” unemployment claims in the state.“Protecting the integrity of the unemployment system and ensuring benefits are going only to valid claimants is a top priority of the Department of Unemployment Assistance,” said Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta. “While the program integrity measures we are taking will unfortunately mean that some claimants will experience temporary delays in payment, we believe these steps are necessary to respond to this unemployment scam.”11:40 a.m.: Disney World’s phased reopening to begin with Magic and Animal Kingdom on July 11Disney World’s phased reopening will begin with Magic and Animal Kingdom on July 11 and Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15, said Jim McPhee, senior VP of operations at Disney.Before July 11, there will be a soft opening for “select” guests as a way to test out the safety protocols.Guests will also have to reserve their park tickets in advance.Among the safety protocols in place are: temperature screenings; face covering requirements; limiting the number of people to improve physical distancing; and more plexiglass barriers where physical distancing cannot be maintained.Disney is the parent company of ABC News. 11 a.m.: Fauci says ‘good chance’ vaccine may ‘be deployable by the end of the year’Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN on Wednesday morning that he thinks “we have a good chance — if all the things fall in the right place — that we might have a vaccine that would be deployable by the end of the year.”Fauci underscored that the process to develop a vaccine is not a smooth one.“There are a lot of landmines and hiccups that occur,” Fauci told CNN.He also emphasized that the rapid development of a vaccine could not come “at the expense of safety nor scientific integrity.”10:21 a.m.: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to transform into drive-in movie theaterAs social distancing continues, Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, is transforming into a drive-in movie theater to show classic Dolphins footage and movies, as well as host events like commencement ceremonies, officials said Tuesday.The stadium can accommodate up to 230 cars.9:40 a.m.: Nevada gyms, bars, salons to reopen; casinos on track to open June 4Nevada is ready to begin “phase two” of its reopening this Friday. Public and private gatherings can increase from no more than 10 people to a maximum of 50 people, while continuing to follow social distancing, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday. Gyms can reopen but at a maximum 50% capacity. Locker rooms must be closed and equipment must be set up to ensure 6 feet of social distancing. Bars and restaurant bar areas can now open, also at 50% maximum capacity. Walk-up ordering at bars will not be allowed.Adult entertainment venues and nightclubs must remain closed. Salons can reopen but with strict guidelines, and places of worship can open their doors with a maximum 50-person capacity. Las Vegas is well known for its live performances. These events won’t be allowed to have spectators, but “certain events will be allowed under specific restrictions for the purpose of broadcasting or live streaming,” the governor said.But Las Vegas is best known for its casinos. Sisolak said he feels “confident” that casinos can reopen on his June 4 target date. The Gaming Control Board is expected to issue a notice Wednesday with gaming operation requirements for the state, he said.9:07 a.m.: No patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Zealand In New Zealand, there are no patients hospitalized with COVID-19, New Zealand’s Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield reported Wednesday. There are only 21 active cases of the coronavirus in the country. For the fifth consecutive day New Zealand has no new COVID-19 cases, with the total remaining at 1,154 diagnosed cases. New Zealand’s shops, malls, cafes, restaurants, playgrounds and gyms can reopen on Thursday.8:22 a.m.: Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre cancels season for first time in 90 yearsThe iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles is canceling its season for the first time in 90 years, officials there announced Tuesday.“We feel it is the right, responsible and safe thing for fans, artists, staff and our Griffith Park community to put a pause on live, large crowd events until 2021,” said AP Diaz, executive officer of the city’s Recreation and Parks department.Los Angeles County has over 47,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and at least 2,143.6:20 a.m.: Spain begins 10 days of mourning for coronavirus victimsFlags were lowered to half-mast across Spain on Wednesday as the European country began 10 days of official mourning for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.“10 days, the longest mourning period of our democracy, in which we show all our pain and pay tribute to those who have died,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wrote on Twitter. “Your memory will always remain with us.”Spain is one of the worst-affected countries in the pandemic, with more than 236,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with at least 27,117 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.5:10 a.m.: South Korea reports spike in new casesSouth Korea reported 40 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, the largest daily increase in over a month.A majority of the new cases were detected in Seoul, where a cluster of infections has been recently linked to reopened bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues in the densely populated capital.The last time the country’s daily caseload was this high was April 8, when the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 53 new cases of COVID-19.South Korea now has a total of 11,265 confirmed cases with 269 deaths.The country once had the largest novel coronavirus outbreak outside China, where the virus first emerged, but appears to have brought it largely under control with an extensive “trace, test and treat” strategy. The number of new cases reported there has generally stayed low, but health authorities remain wary of cluster infections and imported cases.Starting Wednesday, South Korea is requiring airplane passengers to wear face masks on all domestic and international flights as part of efforts to slow the spread of the virus while public activities increase. People must also wear masks when using the country’s public transportation and taxis.4:28 a.m.: Global death toll crosses 350,000The worldwide number of lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic has now surpassed 350,000, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nearly a third of those deaths have been reported in the United States, the hardest-hit country, where the toll is fast approaching 100,000.The United Kingdom has the second-highest number of fatalities from COVID-19.3:32 a.m.: COVID-19 cases among US health care workers top 62,000More than 62,000 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in the United States have contracted the novel coronavirus and at least 291 have died, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The true numbers may be much higher, as less than a quarter of the more than 1.3 million people whose data the CDC analyzed disclosed whether they worked in the health care industry. Moreover, out of the estimated 62,344 cases of COVID-19 among health care personnel in the country, death status was only available for about 57%.The number of reported COVID-19 cases in the profession was at 9,282 just six weeks ago. At that time, the median age of infected workers was 42 and nearly three-quarters were women.Although most weren’t hospitalized for the disease, severe outcomes — including death — were reported among all age groups. That information was not made available in the CDC’s latest report. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more