first_imgSunday 12 December 2010 11:30 pm CITY of London policy chief Stuart Fraser has slammed new EU laws regulating bonus payments as “political point scoring” that will drive business out of Europe and destroy London’s status as a global financial capital.In his column for City A.M. today, Fraser, the chairman of the policy and resources committee at the City of London Corporation, says: “These laws will be amongst the most restrictive in the world… political expediency is placing our future international competitiveness at risk.” He adds: “London will remain the financial capital of Europe but what good is that if we cannot compete in the global marketplace?”The Committee of European Banking Supervisors – a body of European regulators including representatives from the FSA – approved its new rules on Friday, to dismay among finance workers.The rules forbid banks and other financial institutions from paying any more than 20 per cent of a bonus in cash up front and mandate that at least 50 per cent of the bonus must be in non-cash instruments such as shares.In addition, at least 40 per cent of the bonus must be deferred and paid over three to five years, with “clawback” clauses – whereby a bank can take back money paid to those later seen to have caused losses – made mandatory for key staff.For staff paid “a particularly high amount”, the rules stipulate that 60 per cent of the bonus must be deferred.The guidelines will now be examined by the FSA, which is due to release its interpretation of them in the next two weeks.Despite holding a public consultation on the rules, CEBS has made almost no changes to its draft guidelines published in October. PwC remuneration partner Jon Terry says: “European regulation of banking pay is now set to be the most stringent in the world… Other non-European regulators have shown little appetite for prescription, placing EU-regulated firms at a distinct disadvantage.”The rules also contain apparent contradictions: for example, they require regulators to consider the overall performance of an instutition in deciding whether a bonus is appopriate.Yet they also stipulate that institutions must pay bonuses “linked as closely as possible to the level of the decisions made by the staff member”.This means that if a junior staff member performs well, but the overall institution performs badly, it is not clear which fact should be considered more important in deciding the bonus.The guidelines are similarly unclear on the ratio between bonuses (“variable components”) and base salary (“fixed components”). Overall, they say: “It is not possible to decree one optimal relationship between the fixed and variable components of remuneration” and demands only that they must be “balanced”.But regarding “control function personnel” the rules stipulate that the best payment structure would “be weighted in favour of fixed remuneration” (towards salaries).The rules apply to employees of all banks head-quartered in Europe, including those working outside the EU, although City lawyers have said that it is possible some of the smaller City firms may escape on the grounds that they pose little sytemic risk. However, the UK has some of the most draconian pay rules in the world. Their scope will be dramatically increased in January when the number of firms to which the code applies jumps from 26 to 2,500.Alex Mizzi, employment lawyer at Dawsons, said: “The new code gives unprecedented power to the FSA over the internal reward and incentive structures of financial institutions.”And the EU rules could be in addition to any extra taxes imposed in the UK, such as the special 50 per cent bonus tax brought in by Labour. Chancellor George Osborne recently warned bankers to “look around you at the world you live in before you make your decision” on bonuses.There are also growing concerns about the personal tax impact of the rules: bankers whose bonuses are deferred might nonetheless have to pay the tax due on them up-front during the year in which they are awarded. This means that all the up-front cash that bankers receive as part of a bonus will go straight into the treasury’s coffers.City recruiters report that firms have already begun to alter their compensation schemes in response, paying more in basic salaries instead of bonuses. Recruiter Marks Sattin says it has seen a jump of 10-15 per cent in basic salaries since June. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ CITY OF LONDON CHIEF HITS OUT AT PAY RULES center_img whatsapp Share Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

US tax probe turns to HSBC India records

first_img whatsapp THE TAX division of the US department of justice is seeking a summons for records about American clients of HSBC in India, according to a source familiar with the matter. The government filed the request with a San Francisco federal court yesterday, seeking permission to get information from the bank about American residents who might be using HSBC India accounts to evade federal income taxes.“The ability to hide accounts in foreign countries is rapidly dwindling,” said John DiCicco, deputy assistant attorney general for the justice department’s tax unit.The government says thousands of US citizens might have undisclosed HSBC accounts.The government has been probing other banks after Swiss bank UBS paid $780m (£477.9m) and admitted it helped wealthy American citizens stash assets overseas tax-free, though it has not targeted other banks officially in court documents. Tax officials have been going through 18,000 accounts gathered in a tax amnesty programme last year and 4,000 more that UBS handed over to end the US government’s civil tax probe. In January, the US government indicted a New Jersey man for conspiring to hide accounts in India and said five bankers, identified as working for HSBC by people familiar with the probe, as helping him do so. A representative of HSBC was not immediately available for comment. US tax probe turns to HSBC India records whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Stories Show Comments ▼center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share KCS-content Thursday 7 April 2011 7:48 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

R-Houilles / Florence Gaudin Architectes

first_img France CopyHouses•Houilles, France Year:  Save this picture!© Rebecca Topakian+ 32 Share 2016 R-Houilles / Florence Gaudin ArchitectesSave this projectSaveR-Houilles / Florence Gaudin Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard R-Houilles / Florence Gaudin Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFlorence Gaudin ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHouillesFrancePublished on September 06, 2017Cite: “R-Houilles / Florence Gaudin Architectes” 06 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Florence Gaudin Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Houses Projects Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Rebecca Topakian, Cendrine RobertSave this picture!© Rebecca TopakianRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The existing house lies on a generous lot and has a typical 30’s style. Despite the state of degradation, its original architectural language was kept intact: two colours decorating bricks (…), stone basement, apparent metallic lintels, etc.Save this picture!© Cendrine RobertThe house also has features and proportions witch are to be found in any family house of that era.In the client’s program the existing housing surface had to be tripled.Save this picture!Courtesy of Florence GaudinThe extension consists in an original form attached to the pre-existing house, showing a contemporary free adaptation of the house pattern. It is used as a mean for two major purposes:On the one hand, the project keeps the pre-existing house intact, preserving its own original typology.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanOn the other hand, it generates two specifics, independents entities with their own volumes and design expressions, and creates the in-between part as an architectural transition space.Save this picture!© Cendrine RobertThis architectural transition space is a real metaphor of one of the leading concepts of the agency’s work: This is the place where the two worlds melt together and creates the unification of the architectural pieces of the entire new building, in terms of linking rooms together, allowing to combine and enhance use of the different spaces of the different parts of the building, managing the fusion of the two specific times of building attached to another, etc. Save this picture!SectionOn the urbanistic side, despite an important amount of housing surface created, this distinction marked between the pre-existing house and the new volume created helps indeed to blend the project in the architectural context of the whole district area where it takes place.Save this picture!© Rebecca TopakianAt last, this gap ‘in-between’ the pre-existing building (existing house) and the new building (extension) is a technical value for the project. It ensures an independent structure for both building parts, avoiding the under-building works and also avoiding the differential settling of the terrain under the constructions.Save this picture!© Cendrine RobertThe volume part of the extension reads into the archetypical family house: two-symmetrically-sided rooftop, hinged window shutters. Deliberately a fresh copy of the pre-existing house, cleaned from all its design details of the facade, from all the non-functional elements in the design of the roof and of the façades and cleaned from all the architectural patterns of the pre-existing house architectural style.Save this picture!© Rebecca TopakianUnder this volume, and between these two different parts of the project, lies a vast space that shelters the common life rooms of the entire building (living-room, dining-room, kitchen, library, music room, vertical circulations) enlightened by the surrounding sunset light.Save this picture!© Rebecca TopakianA floor opening is created through the existing floor of the house, filtered by a residential net, in order to allow people to enjoy the ‘in-between’ space as they float thanks to this net between to eras of constructions. But this hopper is also a communication for the two generations in the family: the children, in the new building part, and the grown-up, in the pre-existing house part, meet up there, at the centre of the connection between the two entities of the project.Save this picture!© Rebecca TopakianIt’s in that very spot, where two different construction eras meet and two generations connect, where the expected event of the project is revealed: The typical architecture of the pre-existing house develops itself through this linking space and inverts its outer facade to create the inner surface of the wall that becomes the surrounding element of the common living rooms inside the extension. This mirror effect of exchanging surfaces, materials and architectural vocabularies tells the whole history of this family project as a living element that evolves through time, space and other abstract dimensions.Save this picture!© Rebecca TopakianProduct Description. In order to open the inside of the building on the garden at its best, the transition part of the building, located uder the new white volume, consists in broad glass windows that allow a constant visual connection trough out this part of the building between the inside of the building and the outside wich is the garden area. These long glass windows required to follow the current thermic regulation and fit to the strict budget of the project. So, in order to answer to this requierement, we used the product of the SOLEAL range by TECHNAL to get to that level of quality.Save this picture!ConceptThese glass windows are firmly fixed into the ground and the surface material of the floor around it inside is blue irish stone, aswell as the outside material. The finishing of the stone is adapted to each environment so to keep the continuous aspect of the material equally inside as outside this space : the outside stone is flamed and the inside stone is flamed and bruched. Save this picture!© Rebecca TopakianProject gallerySee allShow lessMOA Unveils Mobius-Inspired Amphitheatre in TunisiaUnbuilt ProjectDe Drukkerij / EVA architectenSelected Projects Share Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

Patterson reveals what drives him 21 years into his time at TCU

first_imgBoschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin Garrett Podell TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Linkedin Garrett Podell + posts Facebook ReddIt ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podell Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Twitter printTCU head coach Gary Patterson watches his team play Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)TCU football head coach Gary Patterson is the most successful coach in Horned Frogs program history with 163 wins in his career in Fort Worth. He’s already been immortalized outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium as one of the greats with a statue next to legendary coach Dutch Meyer and 1938 Heisman Trophy winner Davey O’Brien.Yet, Patterson remains unyielding when it comes to his game preparation and film study, pulling up tape on Texas Tech stars from then and now including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.“You’re never surprised with anything when game-planning with Coach P,” said linebacker Alec Dunham. “He’s a guy that’s looking at everything. Coach P just tries to uncover every rock and leave no rock unturned.”The fire that still burns strongly inside Patterson 21 years into his time TCU comes from his parents, Gail and Keith, and their blue-collar attitudes.“She was a nurse for 40 years, and my dad leveled land for 50 years, it’s what they did, and I thought I would be remiss if I didn’t make a note of it by understanding what they do,” Patterson said. “They are the reason why my brothers and sisters turned out the way they did. We didn’t have anything, but we didn’t know that. They always found a way to make sure we had an education, clothes and everything we had to do.”Patterson’s father, Keith W. Patterson, passed away at age 82 from a battle with cancer on January 20. His mother, Gail Patterson, passed away at age 81 last Thursday. Her funeral is Friday in Larned, Kansas.Both were, in the words of Patterson, “big Frog fans.” Patterson said he visited his dad shortly before he passed, and his dad didn’t want to talk about himself, but rather that his son needed to get back to recruiting in order to build the best TCU football team possible.When he went up to see his mom following TCU’s win against Iowa State, she had a similar idea when she told her son to return to Fort Worth and prepare for Texas Tech.“People say, ‘Why have you been as driven?’” Patterson said. “You’re driven because you had parents that actually drove you and you wanted to make sure that you paid them back for all the hard work they did.”So when you see Patterson yelling himself red in the face to ensure his defense is lined up correctly before each play begins, you’ll know the reason why: the desire to provide a better life for his family.“Everybody has parents, everybody has people that have given them a chance to be where they need to be and to be honest with you, that’s what you try to accomplish,” Patterson said. “When you leave, the best way you can pay them back is you can pay them back by trying to be successful. If you’re successful enough, you can actually help them through their life that it’s better and do things.”The point Patterson concluded his Tuesday reflections with was to make sure others appreciate their family and prioritize spending time with them.“They were both really good people, like a lot of other parents out there in the world, and you all need to make sure you don’t take them for granted. I’ve worked too hard in my life, whether it’s my family, or my kids, or my parents, where you don’t spend time. You spend most of your time doing this, so make sure you don’t do it the way I do it.” TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Previous articleWhat we’re reading: From hurricanes to a heated administrationNext articleTV Review: ‘Big Mouth’ returns better than ever Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “We’ll try to prepare and give the Cal Bears the best opponent they can have.” (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)last_img read more

Algeria: RSF asks authorities to protect journalists from cyber-violence

first_img News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence PredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet Organisation May 12, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence PredatorsViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet to go further May 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a smear campaign and death threats on social networks against the news website Algérie-Focus and its editor, Abdou Semmar, and calls on the Algerian authorities to protect them. Help by sharing this information News August 19, 2016 Algeria: RSF asks authorities to protect journalists from cyber-violence The attacks began after the site revealed on 15 August that an official villa had been assigned to the son of the minister for habitat, urbanism and the city. The smear campaign was launched on a popular Facebook page, which went so far as to attack Semmar’s private life, while members of the public posted explicit death threats. “The phenomenon of cyber-violence is increasingly widespread and is a source of real concern,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “Anonymity and the use of pseudonyms makes it hard to identify those responsible for these smear campaigns but the threats must be taken serious, especially when they are repeated, as is the case with Algérie Focus. The authorities must face up to their duty to protect Abdou Semmar and all other journalists who are subjected to this kind of pressure.” “This is not the first time that people have tried to attack me by talking about my private life,” Semmar said. “But these intimidation attempts are assuming alarming proportions and I am beginning to be really afraid, not for myself but above all for my two children and my family.” Semmar added that Algérie-Focus is the target of harassment whenever it broaches such sensitive subjects as homosexuality, Islamic State links in Algeria and the status of Shiites in Algeria. Algeria is ranked 129th out of 180 countries inRSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Follow the news on Algeria News RSF_en April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Former Donegal Mayor calls on public to demand Cllr. O’Donnell’s resignation

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A former Mayor of Donegal is urging the public to contact their local representatives demanding the resignation of Independent Councillor John O’Donnell.A survery from RnaG shows that only 40% of Donegal County Councillors believe that Cllr John O’Donnell should resign but Councillor John Campbell does not believe that represents public opinion.An RTE investigates programme alleged that Councillor O’Donnell asked for payment in return for helping out a fictitious wind farm company set up in Donegal.As a result of the programme, a special meeting takes place this afternoon in Lifford – Councillor Campbell says public representatives need to represent the views of the people:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMan dies following Dungloe house fireNext articleRents continue to rise in Donegal admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twittercenter_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – December 11, 2015 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Former Donegal Mayor calls on public to demand Cllr. O’Donnell’s resignation 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApplast_img read more

The Illegality of Delhi Government’s Residence-Based Denial of Health Care

first_imgColumnsThe Illegality of Delhi Government’s Residence-Based Denial of Health Care Goutham Shivshankar7 Jun 2020 9:05 PMShare This – xDelhi government’s decision is a frontal attack on the constitutional value of fraternity and the idea of India’s unity and nationhood.The Covid-19 pandemic has repeatedly thrown up questions regarding how scarce public health resources should be allocated in a pandemic. Hospitals and governments have been forced to take several hard decisions on how to prioritize treatment of different categories of Covid-19 patients and other types of patients needing hospitalization and emergency care. Early in the crisis, Bhopal…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 Covid-19 pandemic has repeatedly thrown up questions regarding how scarce public health resources should be allocated in a pandemic. Hospitals and governments have been forced to take several hard decisions on how to prioritize treatment of different categories of Covid-19 patients and other types of patients needing hospitalization and emergency care. Early in the crisis, Bhopal saw this in a stark way. The Madhya Pradesh government had initially taken over a hospital that was established specially for the Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims and reserved it exclusively for Covid-19 patients. This decision was reversed only after protests and legal action being taken by the survivors of the Bhopal Gas tragedy. Thereafter, reports have continued streaming in from all over the country about private hospitals turning away Covid-19 symptomatic patients, or patients suffering from health issues other than Covid-19 on account of resource constraints. Reports are also streaming in about curtailed testing for the same reasons. The latest significant development on this front is the Delhi Government’s decision to restrict the availability of treatment at Delhi government hospitals in the city only to the residents of Delhi and also requiring private hospitals in the city to reserve beds for Delhi residents. New Delhi, being the national Capital, has long been the beneficiary of substantially high allocation of funds for the city’s growth. Garga Chatterjee, in an article on Firstpost, notes that the city’s infrastructure greatly benefits from tax revenue collected from the various States. In perhaps a provocative exaggeration, Chatterjee claims that the Capital “resembles the imperial seat of an empire.” However, the city undoubtedly boasts some of the best hospital facilities in the country, and benefits from a bevy of hospitals funded by the Central and State Governments, as well as several excellent private hospitals. At a time when a pandemic ravages the entire country and there is an acute national scarcity in public health care resources, it appears both churlish and selfish to restrict the bulk of these hospital resources only to Delhi’s residents. Such an approach undermines national unity and the constitutional value of fraternity. It is also an arbitrary denial of the fundamental right to healthcare and therefore violates Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution for the reasons I state below. In the public health administrative framework, allocative decisions relating to scarce medical resources within a hospital are generally taken under the rubric of “triage”. Triage essentially refers to a process of sorting patients based on their need for immediate medical treatment as compared to their chance of benefiting from such care. The National Disaster Management Guidelines on the Management of Biological Disasters (the “Guidelines”), accessible here, that were issued in 2008 by the National Disaster Management Agency under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 extensively refers to “triage”, defines the term and recognizes “harmonisation of the concept of triage” to be a “major pillar for supporting effective mass casualty management”. The Guidelines envisage that hospitals will have Disaster Management Plans (“hospital DM Plan”) which will, inter alia, “consider the possibility that a hospital might need to be evacuated or quarantined or divert patients to other facilities.” The Guidelines also envisage that activation of a hospital’s DM Plan will entail triage of patients that involves “prioritisation based on the assessment by the clinical team.” These Guidelines are instructive. They indicate, unequivocally, that “triage” decisions are essentially clinical decisions to be taken at the hospital level by the clinical team. There is no suggestion, anywhere in these Guidelines, that State Governments or Union Territory governments can take a policy decision akin to triage, to restrict admissions into hospital based on the place of ordinary residence of the patient. Indeed, the place of ordinary residence of a patient is manifestly an extraneous consideration in a clinical decision of whether a patient requires urgent critical medical care and whether the resources for such treatment are available. The Delhi government’s decision to restrict health care at its government hospitals to residents of the city was announced by its Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference. At the press conference, Kejriwal added that even private hospitals will have to reserve beds for Delhi residents. He however clarified that Central Government hospitals in the city would however be open to all. Presently, it is not clear as to precisely what legal form the Delhi government’s decision would take, but the decision was reportedly taken by the Cabinet and it would likely be implemented through some form of administrative order issued by the Delhi Government’s Health and Family Department. If such an administrative order is issued, I submit that it would firstly be arbitrary and violate Article 14 of the Constitution, since it will deny access to critical health care to patients who require it, on a consideration other than their clinical need as assessed by a team of qualified doctors. Secondly, the Supreme Court has often recognized a fundamental right to healthcare as flowing from Article 21 of the Constitution. In State of Punjab v. Mohinder Singh Chawla (1997) 2 SCC 83, the Court observed that the “right to health is an integral to right to life. Government has constitutional obligation to provide the health facilities.” In Ashwani Kumar v. UOI (2019) 2 SCC 636, the Court emphasized that “the State is obligated to ensure that these fundamental rights are not only protected but are enforced and made available to all citizens.” (emphasis supplied). In Navtej Singh Johar vs. Union of India, the Court observed: “The jurisprudence of this Court, in recognizing the right to health and access to medical care, demonstrates the crucial distinction between negative and positive obligations. Article 21 does not impose upon the State only negative obligations not to act in such a way as to interfere with the right to health. This Court also has the power to impose positive obligations upon the State to take measures to provide adequate resources or access to treatment facilities to secure effective enjoyment of the right to health Since the right of access to health care is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution, any curtailment of such right would at the least need legislative backing, i.e., the restriction must be imposed through “procedure established by law”. Any such restriction without legislative backing will certainly be unconstitutional. More fundamentally however, the Delhi government’s decision is a frontal attack on the constitutional value of fraternity and the idea of India’s unity and nationhood. Our founding fathers were keenly aware of the fragile, unstable nature of the Indian union and the fissiparous tendencies of its constituent units. It is for this reason that our Constitution’s Preamble records that the people of India resolved to secure to all its citizens justice, liberty, equality and “fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation”. Liberty and equality have received the lion’s share of attention in our public debate. However, at a time of national health crisis and scarcity, our spirit of brotherhood and fraternity is coming under severe strain. We seem to be unwilling to lend a helping hand to those of our country men and women who most need it. This is perhaps the product of an unforgiving and vicious political atmosphere that has lasted several decades and has been filled with devastating, hate-filled, dog-eat-dog political manoeuvring. There is a crying need for us to again reflect on the ideals and hopes our founding fathers had for us. In 2011, to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebration, the Indian Government had instituted a prestigious international award in his name to “recognise very distinguished contributions towards the promotion of international brotherhood and fraternity.” That great poet dreamt of our country as a place “where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.” Nine years have passed from 2011, and we have come to the sorry pass of forgetting even national, let alone international, brotherhood. The time has come to stem this tide. We must start somewhere, and a pandemic seems as good a place as any.(Goutham Shivshankar is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court. He may be reached at [email protected] and tweets at @gousgame. Views are personal) Next Storylast_img read more

Buy Law Books For Police Station : Bombay High Court Directs Cop Who Failed To Follow Order

first_imgNews UpdatesBuy Law Books For Police Station : Bombay High Court Directs Cop Who Failed To Follow Order Lydia Suzanne Thomas19 April 2021 12:53 AMShare This – x”We are of the view that the Station House Officer should purchase latest bare acts on criminal laws like Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure…etc.”The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court recently called upon a Station House Officer of the Vasmatnagar Police Station to purchase ‘latest bare acts’ of various criminal laws to stock at the Vasmatnagar station. The Order, issued by a bench of Justices Ravindra V Ghuge and BU Debadwar, makes an indicative list of bare acts that have to be purchased by the Officer. “We are of…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 Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court recently called upon a Station House Officer of the Vasmatnagar Police Station to purchase ‘latest bare acts’ of various criminal laws to stock at the Vasmatnagar station. The Order, issued by a bench of Justices Ravindra V Ghuge and BU Debadwar, makes an indicative list of bare acts that have to be purchased by the Officer. “We are of the view that the Station House Officer should purchase latest bare acts on criminal laws like Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Evidence Act, the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO), the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 (POTA), the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA), the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Slumlords, Bootleggers, Drug-Offenders/Dangerous Persons and Video Pirates Act, 1981 (MPDA), the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 (DV Act), etc., for the Vasmatnagar Rural Police Station.” The Order was issued after the Station House Officer had failed to respond to certain queries posed by the Court in January. For his failure, the Court in March issued an order summoning the officer to court and directing him to remit Rs 10,000 out of his salary After the Prosecution informed the Court that the fax machine at the Vasmatnagar station was not functioning and he was not aware of the queries transmitted to the Court in January, the Court decided to recall its order directing the deposit of Rs 10,000 and instead urged the Officer to purchase the bare acts. In Court, the Officer had offered to donate a sum of Rs 2500 to the High Court Bar Library at Aurangabad. However, the Court took the view that the Officer ought to purchase bare acts for the Police Station. “After purchasing such books, he would transmit the copy of receipt of purchase to the learned prosecutor, who would submit a compliance report to this Court”, the Court ordered. Notably, the repealed Prevention of Terrorism Act also finds a mention in the High Court’s indicative list of bare acts for the Vasmatnagar station. The Court was hearing a petition filed by a teacher, one Gopinath Galande, who sought directions against the management of a group of schools. The group had allegedly stopped his salary when he refused to pay a gratification amount for continuation of his services. His counsel informed the Court that Galande had filed two complaints, one in 2013 and the other in 2017. The 2017 complaint alleged that a lady teacher was being employed in two schools of the management at the same time. While the 2013 complaint was dismissed by the police after they did not find any merit in it, a first information report (FIR) was registered against the management in the 2017 complaint for having the same teacher drawing salary from two schools. The Court had sought the response of the Officer in respect of the status of the 2013 complaint. On the facts of the case, the Court stated, “we are of the view that such issues should not be brought before this Court in a criminal Writ Petition since the demand for gratification for continuation in employment can be looked into by the Education Department and if the grievance is not redressed, he can approach this Court on the civil side.” Pointing out that the trial in the 2017 case had culminated in a case before the Trial Court and that the 2013 complaint which was not a part of this writ petition was disposed, the Court disposed the petition.CASE: Gopinath Galande v. State of MaharashtraCOUNSEL: Advocate K.P. Rodge, Advocate Rodge Pratap G. for petitioner, APP S.J. Salgare for RespondentsClick here to download the orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Six Donegal boats included in latest Bluefin Tuna tagging project

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleNumber of PUP claimants in Donegal has halved since MayNext articleTwo sentenced to prison over thefts in south Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic It’s been confirmed that a Bluefin Tuna tagging scheme which operated on a pilot basis last year is to operate again in 2020.There is no provision for the sporting or commercial catching of Bluefin tuna in Ireland, but 22 charter angling vessels are being licenced to participate in the special Catch and Release tagging programme.Of the 22, six are based in Donegal.Minister Eamon Ryan says 209 fish were tagged last year with no mortalities, and that has significantly increased understanding of the migratory patterns of Bluefin Tuna.Dr William Roche is a senior researcher with Inland Fisheries Ireland………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Boats included in the tagging programme -More information HERE AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – July 14, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Six Donegal boats included in latest Bluefin Tuna tagging project Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+last_img read more

The campaign at Crooked Creek

first_img The campaign at Crooked Creek Next UpSo, when Civil War re-enactor, Bob McLendon of Troy called Murphy and asked him to participate in a re-enactment of Streight’s Raid, he agreed to leave the farm behind and play soldier for a while.“Streight’s Raid was a Civil War campaign conducted by Union colonel Abel D. Streight from April 19 to May 3, 1863 to destroy portions of the Western & Atlantic Railroad,” McLendon said.The campaign’s significance lies in the legends that grew up around Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest’s capture of Streight and his men and the aid of Emma Samson, McLendon said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Union Cavalry fords Black Creek ahead of Forrest’s brigade For just a day, Pike County farmer Joe Murphy traded his “overalls” and pitched his “fork” for a Confederate uniform and a horse and a day at Crooked Creek.Murphy has long been a student of history and the Civil War has been of great interest to him because his great-great grandfathers fought with the men in Gray. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I had been asked to participate in a documentary that was to be made for the Crooked Creek Civil War Museum in Cullman County,” McLendon said. “The documentary will be about the Battle of Day’s Gap that took place in Cullman County near Sand Mountain,” McLendon said.Cullman County was along the path of a Streight’s provisional brigade’s mounted raid across northern Alabama and into northwest Georgia wherey it would strike the Western & Atlantic Railroad, one of the Confederate Army of Tennessee’s supply arteries located at Rome.“ Streight and his men left Tennessee for northwest Georgia on mules to destroy the railroad,” McLemdong said. “This was an infantry unit and many of the men had never been on a horse or a mule but the War Department decided for them to ride the more surefooted mules.”McLendon, laughingly, said that Streight’s provisional brigade lost a day of travel time because his men kept getting bucked off the mules. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 1, 2011center_img Email the author Book Nook to reopen As Streight’s brigade moved through North Alabama, Forrest and the Confederate Cavalry gave chase that culminated at the Battle of Day’s Gap.During the fight, McLendon said Streight’s men thwarted Forrest’s attempts to surround him from the rear. Undeterred, Forrest resumed the attack against Streight’s men who had dismounted and occupied a ridge along Hog Mountain to prepare for what they thought was a larger force.“Forrest was greatly outnumbered but Streight didn’t know that because Forrest tricked him by running cannons in circles where Streight could see them, giving the appearance of a much larger force than he had,” McLendon said.Later, Streight crossed Black Creek ahead of Forrest and burned the only bridge impeding the Confederate pursuit.“Black Creek was swollen and Forrest’s men couldn’t cross,” McLendon said. “Forrest rode to a nearby home and found 16-year-old Emma Samson who helped him locate the ford. Forrest crossed it and caught up with Streight’s force. One thing that helped Forrest was that when Streight got to Black Creek, the mules his men were riding were so thirsty that they wouldn’t stop drinking and that delayed their progress.”Streight finally surrendered his command but that’s a whole other story, McLendon said.“What we re-enacted for the documentary for the Crooked Creek Civil War Museum was the Battle of Day’s Gap at Crooked Creek,”Murphy said he knew little about the campaign or the legends that surrounded it. He was interested in learning and excited to have an opportunity to participate in a re-enactment and to learn, in a small way, what it was like to be a soldier during the Civil War.“I know a good bit about the Civil War,” Murphy said. “But what I have learned is mainly out of history books — about the campaigns and where they were fought and who fought them. But to participate in a re-enactment is another page of the books.”Murphy has a Confederate uniform and Union uniform and he had the opportunity to wear them both at the Battle of Day’s Gap.On one shooting of the documentary, Murphy wore the Blue and portrayed a Union soldier. Then, he pulled off the Blue for the Gray and mounted his horse and joined the Confederate cavalry.“It was interesting to have some idea of what a day in the life a Civil War soldier was like,” Murphy said. “The uniforms, for example, were made at different depots – Atlanta, New Orleans, Richmond — and each was different so you could tell just by looking at a soldier where his uniform was made.”Murphy said being involved in a re-enactment was an interesting and learning experience and also very rewarding.“We are in a decade of history, the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the War Between the States,” he said. “Being a part of the re-enactment was like being a part of history. The Civil War is of interest to me because of my ancestors who fought in it.”Murphy said that, to try to understand how a man could take up arms against his own country, you can’t use today’s mindset.“You have to keep an open mind based on those times,” he said. “At that time, the South was the richest part of the country and Southerners were paying a large portion of the taxes – it was greatly overbalanced. And, the North had a larger population so they had more votes in Congress to go their way, so there was tension on both sides.”With each side thinking their cause was just, families were divided and war raged. When the war finally ended, around 620,000 men had died and the Union had been preserved.As re-nactors, McLendon and Murphy bring to life battles from this great war and hopefully greater understanding of those who fought them and respect for the decisions they made to fight for a cause they deemed just. 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