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first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450123/muk-ma-hore Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450123/muk-ma-hore Clipboard Austria CopyAbout this officeMa hoReOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaalfeldenWoodHousesAustriaPublished on November 21, 2013Cite: “Muk / Ma hoRe” 21 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: FunderMax, Dana Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!Courtesy of Ma hoRe+ 20 Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Ma hoRe Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Saalfelden, Austria “COPY”center_img Muk / Ma hoRe “COPY” 2013 Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorSave this picture!Courtesy of Ma hoReText description provided by the architects. The primal need of the client was to combine both his dwelling house and his physical therapist´s practice in one building thereby ensuring privacy for the living space and enabling the therapy rooms to be open and visible to the public. Save this picture!Courtesy of Ma hoReThus, the project is separated into two communicating volumes – the lower situated part facing the street is used for working purposes while the upper recessed part offers space for a 2-floor living area. Both volumes are combined by a common surface serving at the same time as a roof for the practice rooms and a terrace/garden for private use. The extension of this surface spans and roofs the whole west face of the building and becomes a carport in the northern part of the complex. This concept ensures independent working and living in one integrative building thereby creating a large garden which allows maximum outlook to the surrounding mountains and minimal insight from the public. Save this picture!Courtesy of Ma hoReThe dwelling floors appear as open areas – light-flooded with views inside and outside. Architectural elements like the stairway are experienced as furniture in the living room, thus, space becomes atmosphere. Save this picture!Courtesy of Ma hoReReinforced concrete was selected to enable an efficient construction, particularly with regard to overhanging parts of the building, and panels with duromer high-pressure laminates allowing rear ventilation were chosen to cover the face of the dwelling part of the complex. Bright glass surfaces in the ground floor of the living area permit natural light to cross the living room supporting muk’s special atmosphere.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig ArchitektenSelected ProjectsFour Architectural Innovations Make Time’s Top 25 Inventions For 2013Architecture News Share Muk / Ma hoReSave this projectSaveMuk / Ma hoRe Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  ArchDailylast_img read more

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Cancer remains UK public’s favourite cause, says nfpSynergy

first_imgCancer remains UK public’s favourite cause, says nfpSynergy Melanie May | 11 October 2016 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics Cancer remains the public’s favourite cause, selected by 48% across all age groups, followed by animals, and children and young people, according to research from nfpSynergy.In fact, Facts and Figures – Public’s Favourite Causes 2016 shows that the top five favourite causes of cancer, animals (34%), children and young people (29%), hospices, and health and medical (excluding cancer) have remained the same since 2010, although other causes are rising in popularity, such as the UK Armed Forces.However, despite cancer being the most popular cause, it does not attract the largest proportion of public donations. While overall the top five favourite causes received the highest proportion of individual donations in 2015, the cause that attracts the most individual donations is children and young people (30%), ahead of medical research this year (29%) for the first time. This is despite a decline in popularity of children and young people’s charities, which has dropped from second to third place this year.The research also shows that:Older people are more likely to support causes that affect older people, while young people are more likely to support children and young person’s charities.Children and young people are the public’s third most popular cause, and have surpassed medical research to attract the largest proportion of individual donations since 2015.Support for homelessness and social welfare causes has increased significantly over the last 10 years.The four least popular causes have also remained the same, including dementia, which is favoured by 9%, down from last year’s 14%.nfpSynergy found that most causes are fairly equal in popularity amongst males and females, with two notable exceptions. While both male and females picked the same top three causes (cancer, animals and children and young people), men are slightly more likely to favour armed forces causes. 21% of men picked armed forces causes, compared to 17% of women.Women are also far more likely to favour animal charities than men (40% and 28% respectively), while social grade, household income and political opinion do not seem to have much of an effect on people’s choices of favourite charities.  57 total views,  3 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22  58 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 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

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French unions hold 10th protest, defy restrictions

first_imgFaced with defiance by the unions at the government’s attempt to prohibit their 10th national protest over new anti-labor “reforms,” the regime ceded. Some 200,000 workers and supporters marched in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Rouen and other French cities.France’s President François Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve acted as if they were firmly and stubbornly opposed to allowing the June 23 protest, as strongly as they are opposed to making any concessions on the new labor law.French TV played scenes dating from the last prohibited demonstration of the CGT (the General Confederation of Labor) in 1962, during which the cops beat nine members of the CGT to death at the Charonne metro station. Undaunted, the unions still insisted on their democratic right to march. Faced with determined unions backed by a growing wave of popular support in a country, where even doctors, lawyers and notaries hold marches, the government gave in — albeit grudgingly.Palestinians were forbidden to bring their kaffiyehs on the march and observant Muslim women weren’t allowed to wear scarves covering their hair. All bags, backpacks and containers were searched; swim goggles (which offer eye protection from tear gas) were confiscated.Still, 60,000 people showed up in Paris and marched around the Bassin d’Arsenal, a stretch of water leading from the Seine to Place Bastille, where the march started and ended.The turnout for this demonstration, less than two weeks after the last major action, is a clear sign that French workers support their unions against the government’s attacks on their rights. Some commentators call the current series of anti-government protests the longest, largest and most sustained since the 1789 French revolution that deposed the monarchy.The so-called Socialist Party (PS) manages the French government. Demonstrators held signs — in French social media — that call this regime “traitorous” because it tries to disguise its attacks on the working class as an attempt to promote employment. But making it easier to fire a worker doesn’t really increase employment; it increases profits.The CGT chose June 23 to demonstrate to mark the day the French Senate as a whole took up the new labor law for debate. Many of the law’s anti-worker provisions were strengthened by Senate committees before the bill itself reached the Senate floor.Another day of national demonstrations is set for June 28, the date the Senate sends the bill back to the National Assembly. The Assembly gets the final word on the bill.It’s widely expected that the government will use its executive powers to enact the bill into law without a vote in the Assembly. Given the unpopularity of the bill and the government, the bill would fail such a vote.French workers are still in the streets and still striking. They haven’t stopped struggling over this law and everything it represents. They have a chance for victory and deserve the solidarity of progressives throughout the world, including in the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Long jail terms for two journalists convicted on no evidence

first_img Bahraini authorities still hounding journalist Nazeeha Saeed November 8, 2017 Long jail terms for two journalists convicted on no evidence News MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses July 11, 2017 Find out more to go further Al Wasat newspaper gagged for past month News Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab gets two years Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img August 22, 2017 Find out more RSF is becoming more and more concerned about the situation of the media in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where the restrictions on access to information keep on growing and imprisoned journalists are mistreated.“Media freedom has been stamped out in Bahrain,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The persecution of the regime’s critics is being stepped up and the spaces for free speech keep on being reduced. We are sounding the alarm and we call on the authorities to stop the arrests and arbitrary convictions of journalists and bloggers, including those carried out on the pretext of combatting terrorism”. Blogger Ali Al Mearaj and newspaper journalist Mahmood Al Jazeeri were convicted by a criminal court on 30 October of “support for terrorist activities” and were sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 years in prison respectively.Why they were lumped together with some ten other defendants in this terrorism trial is unclear and, according to their lawyers, the prosecution produced no hard evidence to support their conviction. RSF has learned that their lawyers, who plan to appeal, have yet to receive a written – a therefore definitive – version of the court’s verdict.Mearaj was incorporated into this terrorism case after his arrest in June 2016. He was previously jailed for 27 months on charges of “misusing information technology” and insulting the king.A journalist with Al Wasat, an independent daily that has been closed by the authorities, Jazeeri has been held ever since he was arrested at his home in December 2015. As with Mearaj, it was in June 2016 that the terrorism charge was brought against him.Both Mearaj and Jazeeri have also been stripped of the Bahraini nationality. This form of punishment is becoming more and more frequent, according to Bahraini organizations based abroad. Its victims include the award-winning freelance photographer Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi.The Bahraini authorities do not hesitate to fabricate charges in order to silence journalists. On 30 October, an appeal court upheld the five-year jail sentence imposed in September 2015 on sports journalist Hassan Ghareeb for allegedly participating in an attack on a police checkpoint although he was covering a football match at the time.Mistreatment in prisonDetained journalists are furthermore exposed to appalling conditions in prison. RSF has learned that the photographer Ahmed Humeidan has an eye infection that needs to be treated in a specialized hospital, according to the doctor who examined him. But the prison authorities are refusing to transfer him to the hospital, thereby denying him appropriate medical treatment, on the grounds that this would pose security problems.Detained since December 2012, Humeidan is serving a ten-year jail sentence that was upheld by a Manama appeal court in September 2014. He was convicted of involvement in an attack on a police station although he was elsewhere at the time.The well-known human rights defender and blogger Nabeel Rajab was meanwhile transferred two weeks ago to Jaw prison, which he had often criticized in tweets for its frequent use of torture. According to the information gathered by RSF, the prison authorities have isolated him and have restricted his visits. They are also subjecting him to humiliating practices and are limiting his access to clothes and books.Tougher line with international pressThe authorities are not just silencing Bahraini media such as Al Wasat, the independent local paper that was closed arbitrarily in June. Restrictions on the foreign media have also been stepped up in the past year.Neither Agence France-Presse, Reuters, the Associated Press, France 24 nor Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya has an accredited correspondent in Bahrain any more. The BBC and CNN have not had correspondents for even longer, while Al Jazeera ceased to have a correspondent in 2011.A total of 15 journalists and citizen-journalists are currently detained in Bahrain. They include the blogger, intellectual and human rights defender Abduljalil al-Singace and the photographer Jaffar Marhoon, who were given life sentences in 2011 and 2015 respectively.Bahrain is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News Follow the news on Bahrain Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by a Bahraini court’s arbitrary conviction of a blogger and a journalist on terrorism charges last week although no hard evidence was brought against them. One was sentenced to life imprisonment, the other to 15 years in prison. News Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Organisation July 4, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

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Slain ECSO deputy honoredCeremony slated May 29 in Alpine

first_img Slain ECSO deputy honoredCeremony slated May 29 in Alpine Previous articleHooters & Hot Wheels Car ShowNext articleMan charged with assaulting girlfriend Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Facebook Facebook Twitter This Feb. 27, 1958, Odessa American clipping from newspapers.com details the shooting death of ECSO Deputy Thad DeWitt West. West has been honored with a display at the ECSO and will be honored with a 10 a.m. May 29 ceremony as his name is placed on a bronze plate on the Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Officers Association Memorial in the courtyard near the library at Sul Ross State University. More than 200 area officers are expected to attend. Like many officers who die in the line of duty, Ector County Sheriff’s Detective Thad DeWitt West didn’t know what he was getting into until it was too late.West was checking a report of a couple trying to sell a 4-month-old baby girl when he was shot and killed on Feb. 27, 1958, and his death is still painful to the department, which has put up a shadow box display case in his memory.Sheriff Mike Griffis said the easygoing 40-year-old Alabamian had been an Air Force military policeman and an Odessa policeman before joining the ECSO just a month before he was attacked. “We’ve had several officers shot, but Thad is the only one who lost his life,” Griffis said. “The department has been lucky, especially in this day and time. “The world we live in is so crazy that it’s a wonder we don’t have more situations where officers are involved in shootings, not just us but all agencies.”Griffis said the county child welfare office had alerted Sheriff Slim Gabriel about the case and Gabriel sent West to check it out.The detective zeroed in on a back alley apartment at 511 N. Dotsy Ave. and was interviewing 18-year-old Patricia Ledbetter when Ledbetter’s 36-year-old boyfriend jumped out of the bathroom and shot West in the heart with the detective shouting “No, no, no!”A 15-hour manhunt ensued for ex-convict G.F. “Jack” McMichael with a military helicopter and a hundred officers from two states, ending when deputies Clyde Ray and Dave Collier went to the front door of a house at 208 E. Pecos St. and McMichael, pistol in hand, ran out the back door and into a fusillade of gunfire from officers there.Griffis said it is unknown what happened with the baby, but she was probably taken custody of by the county.West was survived by his wife Opal and three daughters.Asked how officers cope with the risk, the sheriff said, “You just go out there and do your job and be prepared for any situation. “You have to have your mind in the right place and be on guard all the time. If you dwelled on it, you couldn’t do the job.”Griffis said it was a very emotional experience to receive a box from a nephew of West’s in Oregon with his Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver and holster, his gray leather jacket and his slapper or blackjack. “Chills ran over my body when I opened the box,” he said. “It was so amazing to have these items and be able to pay tribute to him. We put the shadow box in the duty area to safeguard it because it is sacred to us. If anybody wants to see it, we will let them in to view it.”Griffis and his officers will go to Alpine for an elaborate 10 a.m. May 29 ceremony with West’s name on a bronze plate on the Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Officers Association Memorial in the courtyard near the library at Sul Ross State University. More than 200 area officers are expected to attend.West is also remembered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.ECSO Lt. R.V. “Rick” Dickson researched the case and wrote an account that he published on the Internet. “Thad could carry on a conversation with a mechanic or a lawyer and sound equal to either one of them,” said Dickson, explaining that Griffis and he want West to get the recognition he had long lacked. “He had had a little brake and alignment shop off West County Road and he went to Eugene, Ore., to start his own business,” Dickson said. “He had a brother who was quite a scoundrel. Thad put up his business as collateral for a loan and his brother took off and left him holding the bag.”Dickson said motorcycle officer Bob McAlpine found McMichael’s car near a stock tank on the south side of town and an informant probably told Gabriel where the former inmate from the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., could be found. “Nothing happened in Ector County that Slim Gabriel didn’t know about,” Dickson said. “I would expect that in that day and time they had no intention of taking McMichael alive. “Odessa American reporter Jimmie Cotton must have been on the scene because he clearly described the events.”Dickson said that when officers report for duty, their wives and children go with them emotionally. “It’s not just us who go out on the job,” he said. “Our families have to put up with it and bless us enough to let us go. It’s hard on them every day. We’re just the face of the picture. The big picture is the wives and kids who worry but are extremely proud of what we do.”Dickson often takes young deputies by the apartment on Dotsy and the house on Pecos to tell them what happened. “With any call you go on, you don’t know what’s running through somebody’s mind,” he said.Noting West and his wife are buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens with a police honor flag waving nearby, Dickson wrote in his report that West “was Bill and Mary Jane’s boy from Franklin County, Ala., who died in an alley apartment on Dotsy Avenue in the rough West Texas oil town of Odessa on an unusually bright, sunny day back in 1958. “Folks should know that the spirit of Thad West still lives in the hearts of Odessa law enforcement officers,” he said. “They should know that any one of us would still gladly take a bullet if need be to protect a little baby girl we don’t know. It will always be that way, no matter what. “So if you get a chance, Thad and Opal are buried right behind the chapel in the Love Section at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Stop and say thanks or you could thank Thad in person. “That’s him behind the badge that says, ‘Deputy, Ector County, State of Texas.’” Local NewsLaw Enforcement Twitterlast_img read more

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Sunnova Energy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

first_img Facebook WhatsApp HOUSTON (AP) — Sunnova Energy International Inc. (NOVA) on Wednesday reported a loss of $91.8 million in its fourth quarter. The Houston-based company said it had a loss of 96 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted to extinguish debt, were less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 37 cents per share. The residential solar company posted revenue of $38 million in the period, missing Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $42.4 million. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $252.3 million, or $2.87 per share. Revenue was reported as $160.8 million. Sunnova Energy shares have risen 2% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $46.06, more than doubling in the last 12 months. ————— This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on NOVA at https://www.zacks.com/ap/NOVA Twitter Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusinessState WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Sunnova Energy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Previous articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Big second half helps Lady Panthers stay unbeatenNext articleA shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Still No Peak in Sight for Home Values

first_img Related Articles February 6, 2018 1,894 Views  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News About Author: Scott Morgan Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago At the end of Q4, home price values nationally were up year-over-year for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index and HPI Forecast report.The report found that in December 2017, home prices in the United States were half a percent higher in December than in November and an average 6.6 percent higher than in December 2016. Higher growth rates occurred in the West, namely in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Washington.Moreover, CoreLogic reported, home price values are expected to be another 4.3 percent higher this coming December than they were at the end of 2017. CoreLogic expects monthly values this year to be about half a percent higher than their corresponding 2017 months were.Part of the reason home values are on such an upswing is the lingering shortage of houses available on the market, and part is a still-robust economy.“The number of homes for sale has remained very low,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “Job growth lowered the unemployment rate to 4.1 percent by year’s end, the lowest level in 17 years. Rising income and consumer confidence has increased the number of prospective homebuyers. The net result of rising demand and limited for-sale inventory is a continued appreciation in home prices.”Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic, credited the price growth to “aggressive monetary policy, the economic and jobs recovery, and a lack of housing stock.”This, Martell said, is making it tough for less affluent buyers to find homes to invest in.“As home prices and the cost of originating loans rise, affordability continues to erode, making it more challenging for both first-time buyers and moderate-income families to buy. At this point, we estimate that more than one-third of the 100 largest metropolitan areas are overvalued.”According to CoreLogic, 35 percent of the top 100 metropolitan areas had an overvalued housing market as of December. Almost half the top 50 markets were overvalued. Conversely, 28 percent of the top 100 metros and 14 percent of the top 50 metros were undervalued. Thirty-seven percent were where they should be. CoreLogic Home Price Index Home Values HOUSING HPI Forecast Q4 2018-02-06 Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Home / Daily Dose / Still No Peak in Sight for Home Values Previous: Bracing for a Sea of Change in Mortgage Servicing Next: For Tech in Mortgage, Constant Innovation is Keycenter_img Tagged with: CoreLogic Home Price Index Home Values HOUSING HPI Forecast Q4 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Still No Peak in Sight for Home Values Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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Primary Concern Should Be Health Of Citizens, Not Health Of Airlines: CJI Tells Centre In Air India Case[Court Room Exchange]

first_imgTop StoriesPrimary Concern Should Be Health Of Citizens, Not Health Of Airlines: CJI Tells Centre In Air India Case[Court Room Exchange] Sanya Talwar25 May 2020 3:40 AMShare This – x”Will the Virus know its in the aircraft and it’s not supposed to infect?” – CJIThe Supreme Court on Monday allowed Air India to operate non-scheduled flights with mid-row seat occupied on Aircrafts for 10 days, i.e. up to June 6.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy added that for non-scheduled flight operations after the aforementioned date, Air India will follow the Bombay High Court’s direction to keep middle seats vacant…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 allowed Air India to operate non-scheduled flights with mid-row seat occupied on Aircrafts for 10 days, i.e. up to June 6.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy added that for non-scheduled flight operations after the aforementioned date, Air India will follow the Bombay High Court’s direction to keep middle seats vacant on aircrafts.The bench granted the relaxation taking note of the extraordinary situation that flight tickets for middle seats up to June 6 have already been issued, and the cancellation of the same could lead to anxieties and inconveniences to Indians stranded abroad.However, that did not stop the bench from expressing displeasure about the decision of allow booking of mid-row seats on international flights as this would directly pose a threat of contracting the deadly virus to passengers on board.”Outside you keep a distance of 6 feet and inside you’re eliminating even middle seat difference… Will the Virus know its in the aircraft and it’s not supposed to infect?” – Chief Justice SA BobdeCJI Bobde also added that the main focus should be on protecting the health of people and not the [economic (vol.)] health of a commercial airline.”Why are you objecting ? We know what we are doing. You should be worried about the health of the citizens, not about the health of the commercial airlines” Courtroom ExchangeSolicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for Union of India (Ministry of Civil Aviation) & Air India Limited, both of whom had challenged the May 22 order of the Bombay High Court, directing Air India to keep mid-row seats vacant even in respect of non-scheduled International flights. CJI, “So you’re for Air India and Union both ? So Air India’s difficulty is your difficulty?”SG, “Yes, my Lords. They are one and the same.”CJI, “No, they’re not.”An exchange ensued between the bar and the bench wherein the Solicitor General sought to establish the issues with the Bombay High Court order disallowing international airlines to run with occupied middle seats in light of the possibility of exposure to Coronavirus infection due to lack of social distancing requisites.CJI, “It is common sense that maintaining social distancing is important”SG stated that the minutes of meeting of the experts can be shared with the Bench, according to which the best practice was not necessarily attuned to following the mid-row seat vacant norm but mandatory quarantine (on landing) & testing. “It is the decision of the experts to not keep mid-row seats vacant”, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued. He added that the decision was taken after looking into the nuances of “HPCA”. “The best practice is testing and quarantine; not seat difference” – Solicitor GeneralFurther to this, Solicitor General apprised the CJI SA Bobde led bench regarding the real-time and on ground issues that may arise if the middle-row seats are done away with on booked flights,”Please consider My Lords, so if there was a flight from here to US where a family was traveling, people came because they had pre-bookings. Keeping vacant seats comes with procedural issues; family sits together, airports are different””Fact of the matter is they’ve only said keep centre seat vacant. No one is stopping you from bringing them back” CJI stated.CJI, “Now you tell us , presently you’ve booked all rows ? Middle seats ?”SG, “Yes”. CJI, “Up to what date ?”SG, “16th June”. CJI, “For the next dates, exhaust all bookings and fly in middle seats. After that, don’t fly anyone in middle seats.”Subsequently, the bench began dictating order, wherein Solicitor General interjected. “We are very disturbed with this Order. Do not interrupt us now” – Supreme CourtCJI, “The DGCA and Air India is free to alter any norms it may consider appropriate during the pendency of the matter”At this point, Solicitor General expressed that the passing of this order shall lead to an expansion of scope of the circular instead. However, the CJI added that the primary concern should be health of Indian citizens before and must supersede all technicalities.CJI, “We are very disturbed with this Order . Do not interrupt us now. “We are concerned about the health of the citizens. Why are you objecting ? We know what we are doing. You should be worried about the health of the citizens, not about the health of commercial airlines. Argue whatever you want now before the Bombay High Court”The Union of India and Air India had approached the Supreme Court vide SLP which was listed on an urgent basis by the Top Court, even thought it was a declared holiday for Eid-ul-fitr.The plea, while challenging the Bombay High Court Order of May 22 contended that the Centre had taken “all adequate care by way of standard operating procedure issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs dated May 5, 2020 and the subsequent SOP issued by Airlines – Air India.””It is submitted that by mandating leaving of one seat between two seats by placing reliance on the circular issued by the DGCA dated March 2020 has committed a grave error. In this regard, it is specifically pointed the said circular dated 23rd march 22 other declaration of the time it was to apply to scheduled flights. It is submitted that it is a settled principle of law that a specific provision overrides a general provision” – Excerpt of PleaFurther, the plea averred that the urgency behind moving of the SLP on an urgent basis was the “devastating consequence of the impugned order on thousands of stranded people within the country and people stranded in various other countries who are being shifted to and from India through Air India. … the inevitable impact of the impugned order [which requires middle seat to seat vacant] is to disembark one third of the passengers”The Bombay HC however held that the May 22 circular was only applicable to domestic flights.”Prima facie, we are in agreement with the submission made by the learned Counsel for the Petitioner that those passengers who are being lifted mainly from U.S.A and U.K. may be Covid-19 infected passengers. In our prima facie view, Air India has violated Circular dated 23rd March, 2020 by not keeping one seat between two seats empty while allocation of the seat at the time of check-in”, a HC bench comprising Justices R D Dhanuka and Abhay Ahuja held.The HC passed the direction in a petition filed by one Deven Y. Kanani, an Air India pilot, who alleged that the national carrier violated the COVID-19 guidelines by allowing the booking of middle seats.Click Here To Download Today’s Supreme Court’s OrderClick Here To Download Petition By UOI & Air IndiaClick Here To Download Impugned Order Of Bombay High CourtNext Storylast_img read more

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Man’s Familiarity With A Woman Doesn’t Entitle Him To Circulate Her Objectionable Images & Malign Her Image: P&H High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesMan’s Familiarity With A Woman Doesn’t Entitle Him To Circulate Her Objectionable Images & Malign Her Image: P&H High Court Sparsh Upadhyay24 Jan 2021 8:37 PMShare This – xThe fact that he and the prosecutrix were known to each other, doesn’t entitle him to misuse the social media and circulate objectionable material: Punjab & Haryana High CourtThe Punjab & Haryana High Court recently refused to grant anticipatory bail to a man while observing that the fact that he and the prosecutrix were known to each other, doesn’t entitle him to misuse the social media and circulate objectionable material. The Bench of Justice Avneesh Jhingan was hearing the plea of a man seeking pre-arrest bail under Section 354 and 354-A IPC and…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 Punjab & Haryana High Court recently refused to grant anticipatory bail to a man while observing that the fact that he and the prosecutrix were known to each other, doesn’t entitle him to misuse the social media and circulate objectionable material. The Bench of Justice Avneesh Jhingan was hearing the plea of a man seeking pre-arrest bail under Section 354 and 354-A IPC and Section 66 of the Information and Technology Act, 2000. The matter before the Court The FIR was lodged at the instance of the prosecutrix, wherein it was alleged that the petitioner (seeking pre-arrest bail) had circulated certain photographs of the prosecutrix on whatsapp and sent/delivered certain offensive messages on her mobile. On gaining knowledge of acts of him, the prosecutrix informed her parents who tried to get respectablez of the village involved in the matter. However, on 26th August 2020, he again circulated photographs. Allegedly, in August 2020, he forcibly dragged her in his shop and did obscene acts. On her resistance, she was threatened to be eliminated. Arguments by the petitioner The petitioner’s Counsel contended that the prosecutrix and the petitioner are known to each other since long as they are co-villagers. It was submitted that prosecutrix is major and the reliance was upon photographs to submit that the prosecutrix had relations with the petitioner Court’s order While denying him the benefit of The Court observed, “There is no date on the photographs and moreover even assuming that these photographs were earlier in time, this is not enough to permit the petitioner to malign the image of a girl.” The Court also noted that during the investigation, it was found that objectionable material was used by petitioner on social media and after the matter was investigated by the Cyber Cell and on receiving the report, the FIR was registered. Lastly, considering the seriousness of the allegations and noting that this being a case where custodial interrogation would be necessary to recover the material available with the petitioner against the prosecutrix, the Court found that no case was made out for anticipatory bail. In related news, the Allahabad High Court last month refused to quash an FIR against a man who is accused of posting nude snaps of her wife (Informant) on WhatsApp. Dismissing man’s Criminal Miscellaneous Writ Petition, the Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal remarked, “Allegations of commission of offence as are mentioned under Section 67 of the I.T. Act are also prima facie made out inasmuch as there is specific allegation of putting nude pictures of the informant on WhatsApp. Therefore, merely because petitioner is husband of the informant, does not constitute a valid ground to quash the FIR.” Also, the Himachal Pradesh High Court had, in October 2020, denied the benefit of Anticipatory Bail to a Husband accused of posting and uploading nude photographs of his wife in the public domain. Calling it “not only serious but a heinous crime”, the Bench of Justice Vivek Singh Thakur had observed that, “Posting and uploading nude photographs of the spouse, particularly of wife, in public domain amounts to betray the mutual trust and confidence which marital relations imply.” Case title – Gagandeep Sharma v. State of Punjab [CRM-M-44273 of 2020] Click Here To Download Order/JudgmentRead Order/JudgmentSubscribe 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

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‘The Wire’ And Others Move Delhi HC Challenging IT(Intermediary Guidelines & Digital Media Ethics Code)Rules 2021

first_imgTop Stories’The Wire’ And Others Move Delhi HC Challenging IT(Intermediary Guidelines & Digital Media Ethics Code)Rules 2021 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 March 2021 10:16 AMShare This – xOnline news portal ‘The Wire’ has approached the Delhi High Court challenging the new rules made by the Central Government under the Information Technology Act to regulate internet intermediaries, Over-The-Top(OTT) platforms and digital news media.A division bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel will consider the petition tomorrow.The petition has been filed by ‘Foundation for…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?LoginOnline news portal ‘The Wire’ has approached the Delhi High Court challenging the new rules made by the Central Government under the Information Technology Act to regulate internet intermediaries, Over-The-Top(OTT) platforms and digital news media.A division bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel will consider the petition tomorrow.The petition has been filed by ‘Foundation for Independent Journalist’, a trust which owns ‘The Wire’, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ‘The News Minute’ Dhanya Rajendran and Founding Editor of ‘The Wire’ MK Venu .The impugned rules, titled the Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, were notified by the Centre on February 25.The Rules prescribing a Code of Ethics and a three-tier content regulation mechanism have been framed under the decades old Information Technology Act, 2000.Several journalists, lawyers and activists have decried the rules as an attempt to muzzle freedom of press by laying the ground for tightening executive control over digital media.The Editors Guild of India has demanded the repeal of these rules.When the Rules were notified, Sidharth Varadarajan, the founding editor of ‘The Wire’, told LiveLaw :”On a quick reading, the burdens being placed on publishers of digital news go beyond the basic restrictions on freedom of speech (and thus freedom of the press) envisaged by Article 19 and are therefore ultra vires the Constitution. Digital publishers are already subject to Article 19 restrictions and the numerous defamation cases filed against them, not to speak of various criminal cases, are proof of how existing laws are being used (or abused) in order to regulate digital media. The Indian constitution does not grant the executive the power to sit in judgment over the suitability of content published by the media. Granting an inter-ministerial committee of bureaucrats the power to pass judgment on what can and can’t be published or to decide on whether a media platform has responded adequately to grievances raised by members of the public has no basis in law and will amount to killing freedom of the press in India. Just to reiterate, existing laws already define the reasonable restrictions on press freedom in India and any reader or government official with a grievance is free to seek a legal remedy provided it falls within the four walls of the “reasonable restrictions” defined by the constitution and 70 years of Indian jurisprudence on them. The media cannot be compelled to address “grievances” that go beyond that Lakshman Rekha”.On the other hand, the Union Minister of IT and Law, Ravi Shankar Prasad, discarded the criticism against the Rules as baseless, and said that the Rules were necessary to protect the citizens. The Minister also said that the Rules were framed after consultations with stakeholders.Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare has pooh-poohed fears about the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021: “Some sceptics have described these rules as curbing freedom of expression and have even termed them as dictatorial. They seem to be looking for a black cat in a dark room where none exists.” Subscribe 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

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