China raises interest rate

first_img whatsapp Share China raises interest rate China’s central bank raised interest rates for the second time this year Tuesday, redoubling efforts to cool stubborn price pressures.Inflation has been running within striking distance of a 28-month high of 5.1 per cent hit in November and is expected to rise further in coming months.Benchmark one-year deposit rates will be lifted by 25 basis points to 3.25 percent, while one-year lending rates will be raised by 25 basis points to 6.31 per cent, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement on its website.The rises will take effect from 6 April. whatsapp Tags: NULL Tuesday 5 April 2011 6:40 am Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes John Dunne last_img read more

Companions of St. Luke, OSB elects a new superior

first_img People An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Brother Basil Edwards, OSB was elected by the professed membership of the Benedictine Community, The Companions of St. Luke – OSB to be their Abbot for the next five years.The constitution of the Companions of St. Luke requires that the superior serves a single five year term.  Abbot Basil who follows Abbot Robert Cotton, OSB assumed his role immediately upon election on May 27, 2015.Abbot Basil, OSB entered the community in 2008 and was solemnly professed in 2014.  He is a member of St. Paul’s parish in Seattle, where he serves on the Evening Prayer teams, sings in the choir, and is participating in discernment committee for a candidate for the priesthood. He has served the parish in several different liturgical roles, including serving at the altar for both Sunday and Weekday Holy Eucharist, Lecturing and leading Solemn Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  He holds both PhD and MD degrees and has recently accepted a position on the Medical Ethics committee of the Diocese of Olympia.  Abbot Basil is Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine and is still practicing part time at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.The Companions of St. Luke (CSL) is a dispersed Benedictine Community with members in 22 states, the District of Columbia, England, Canada and Brazil. CSL began in the Diocese of Chicago in June 1992 and is a recognized Christian Community of the Episcopal Church. The community is an active member of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Communities. Our website is here and our application program Opus Dei is here. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Posted Jun 16, 2015 Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Companions of St. Luke, OSB elects a new superior Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

34.25° House / Bartek Arendt + Kasia Bedra

first_imgArchDaily 2013 “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Bartek Arendt, Kasia Bedra Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Bartek Arendt+ 24 Share Year:  34.25° House / Bartek Arendt + Kasia BedraSave this projectSave34.25° House / Bartek Arendt + Kasia Bedra Poland CopyHouses•Poland Area:  276 m² Area:  276 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeBartek ArendtOfficeFollowKasia BedraOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPolandPublished on July 01, 2014Cite: “34.25° House / Bartek Arendt + Kasia Bedra” 01 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave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 “COPY” 2013 Photographs 34.25° House / Bartek Arendt + Kasia Bedra Projects Photographs:  Courtesy of Bartek ArendtStructure:Primes S.C.Main Contractor:Prohome S.C.Roof Subcontractor:F.H.U.B. ZENDACH Zenon RoszmanStone:Henryk NikielSite Area:2000m2Country:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Bartek ArendtRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD22Text description provided by the architects. The house sits at the top of the valley shaped by Radunia, a small river in northwestern Poland. The plot overlooks a picturesque landscape, with numerous hills, fields and forests.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bartek ArendtDespite the beautiful location, the site featured some challenging topographical and zoning conditions that called for an unconventional design approach. Local development plans defined that any new building must be constructed at least one hundred meters away from the riverside, which left only a small part in the corner of the plot to be built on. In order to maintain the visual integrity of the built landscape, the zoning regulations require all new-built houses to have pitched roofs of a given angle, echoing traditional Polish rural architecture. They also stipulate that all ridges of the pitched roofs are oriented parallel to an adjacent street. Save this picture!Site PlanThe plot is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, shares a border with the neighbouring house to the South and is accessible at the buildable North-East corner. The remaining part of the lot slopes northwards towards the river and the natural landscape of the valley. Such a topography calls for a scheme that on the one hand utilises maximum of the natural light, but takes advantage of the views and provides maximum privacy on the other. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bartek ArendtThe client’s brief asked for a simple scheme to satisfy all needs of a resident couple, occasional guests and enough space to showcase an extensive and ever growing collection of artwork and heirloom. It should also be compact enough to minimise heat loss during heavy winters. The brief, the requirement to follow the zoning regulations and the intention to conform to the traditional rural landscape led to an early decision that the design should resemble as close as possible to an archetypical barn house. However these initial constraints were soon revisited as these presumptions had not provoked any satisfying results. Instead, the more logical solution was to rotate the barn in such a way that it made maximum use of the site. However rotating the plan required the roof ridge to be oriented diagonally in order to line up with the street axis.Save this picture!SectionThis move changed the appearance of the house from a familiar barn shape to an abstract one. The dimensions of the rectangular shape in which the layout is inscribed and it’s rotation of 34.25° were achieved by numerous iterations. Each study was driven with the aim to optimise the plan, achieve enough South-East sunlight exposure in living areas and on the terrace, provide enough views and privacy from neighbouring sites on the North, and align the roof ridge parallel to the street. The proposed scheme clusters all of the utility and mechanical spaces at the South-East entrance side of the house and opens the communal living spaces towards the river valley on the North-West. The space opens up not only in plan but also in section, integrating the landscape with the interior and despite the northern orientation provides enough sunlight.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bartek ArendtThe distinctive shape achieved by rotating the traditional pitched roof diagonally to the plan resulted in an abstract solid form and informed material choices. Informed by construction materials of traditional houses in the region, and in order to break down the mass and add another reading of scale while approaching at ground level, brick was used as the primary facade material. In order to maintain the simplicity of the building mass, a grey concrete brick was selected. Similarly, a simple roof cladding which could maintain the uniform appearance of the house, free composition of windows and a carved out corner entrance taken as precedent from traditional dwellings, are designed so that the house stands as an abstract, solitary object in the landscape.Project gallerySee allShow less20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, SpainEventConference: Urban Routines 2013/14Event Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

2016 annual Direct Debit cancellation rate lowest ever, reveals Rapidata report

first_img2016 annual Direct Debit cancellation rate lowest ever, reveals Rapidata report 2016 saw the lowest annual Direct Debit cancellation rate on record at 2.61%, according to Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2017.Released today at the Institute of Fundraising’s Fundraising Convention. Rapidata’s 2017 Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report reveals the lowest cancellation rate since its records began in 2003. Further record monthly lows occurred in April (the lowest monthly cancellation rate ever, at 2%) and July (2.48%).The report reveals that 2016 deviates from the typical annual Cancellation Cycle and, coupled with the unusually low cancellation figures, describes this as an ‘adjustment year’ following the 2015 fundraising crisis with a positive return to more usual regular giving levels seen so far in 2017.Rapidata’s figures for the first quarter of 2017 indicate a slight rise and a return to the more usual annual Cancellation Cycle pattern, with the report suggesting that rates are returning to and continuing the positive long-term downward trend seen in recent years. According to Rapidata’s figures, Q1 data for 2017 shows similar levels to 2015, with a 2.86% cancellation rate in January 2017, close to the 2015 and 2014 rates of 2.95% and 2.82% respectively.For the first time, this year’s Tracking Report also looks at online regular giving through charities’ own websites, via Rapidata’s eDirectDebit service. The data from this subset shows a 7% annual growth in the number of donors signing-up to a Direct Debit online. While sign-ups to regular donations via desktop computer remain 24% higher in value, at an average £13.75 compared to £10.49 by mobile phone, more donors are choosing to give by mobile and the gap between the two is closing. Online sign-ups also show a Gift Aid take up of 94%.In the report, Rapidata has also introduced a recommended charity ‘industry standard’ for monthly Direct Debit cancellation rates: the Cancellation Average Benchmark (CAB), which it has set at 3%. The aim is that the benchmark will encourage charities to actively monitor cancellations and their regular giving donor experiences, with the objective of staying below an average monthly rate of 3%.Scott Gray, CEO of Rapidata, said:“Our Tracking Report for 2017 is one of the most extensive we’ve produced and unveils unique insights that should be useful for all charities building on their regular giving programmes. Uncertainty following the fundraising crisis led to a widespread loss of confidence within the sector but we appear to be gaining a more positive footing. While it may be concerning to see an increase in cancellation rates for 2017, any figures which indicate a return to a sense of normality can only be welcomed as a good thing as it shows that charities’ confidence in their activity with both new and existing donors is returning.”Commenting on the report, Tim Hunter, Director of Fundraising at Oxfam, said: Advertisement Tagged with: direct debit paperless direct debit Rapidata Services plc Research / statistics “I recognise that 2016 was a very different year and for many charities a year of uncertainty and change with some fundraising activity much reduced. But long-term, the trend of cancellations is down and that must be worth celebrating. It shows that supporters are more loyal to the charities they give to than headlines might suggest but we can’t be complacent and we all need to work hard to keep inspiring supporters with the stories and evidence of the difference they are making.”Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Reports monitor Direct Debit donation data since 2003. Findings are based on data gathered from several hundred charities of all sizes and causes. In 2016, the segment size covered more than 9.46 million Direct Debit transactions totaling over £82.5 million in donations processed. Cancellation averages are based on number of Direct Debits processed per month by cancellations received.  179 total views,  1 views today 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Melanie May | 3 July 2017 | News  180 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17last_img read more

January Jazz Vespers Performance Sunday with Daniela Spagnolo, John Chiodini, and Bill Cunlifee

first_img Community News Top of the News Make a comment On Sunday, January 13, beginning at 5:00 p.m. enjoy a jazz Vespers performance at All Saints Church.If you could fuse together the lush, rich, vocal style of the great female jazz singers from era’s gone by, with the current sound of jazz today—one might say that Daniela Spagnolo’s voice and original songs are a sublime example of just that. With her strong sense of swing and ability to compose songs with a modern flair, she is truly a unique & refreshing collaboration of yesterday and today.Guitarist and composer John Chiodini began his performing career in clubs, recording studios and theaters throughout New England. As a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler, John made numerous appearances in concerts and on recordings, including the long-running PBS television series “Evening At Pops.”Jazz pianist, Grammy Award-winning arranger and All Saints composer-in-residence Bill Cunliffe is widely known for his swinging and lyrical pianism and his creativity and invention as a composer and arranger of jazz. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name.The event is free and open to the public. Child care and validated parking are available.All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena. For more information call (626) 583-2739 or visit ShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Uncategorized January Jazz Vespers Performance Sunday with Daniela Spagnolo, John Chiodini, and Bill Cunlifee From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 1:02 pm More Cool Stuff Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Hate Speech is Not Free Speech

first_imgColumnsHate Speech is Not Free Speech Shadan Farasat27 May 2020 12:07 AMShare This – xOn 19th May 2020 a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court (SC), speaking through Justice D Y Chandrachud refused either to quash the proceedings or transfer the investigation to CBI in respect of two different FIRs registered in Maharashtra against Arnab Goswami (Petitioner) in respect of two different broadcasts made by him on 21st April and 29th April on Republic Bharat. The FIRs had…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?LoginOn 19th May 2020 a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court (SC), speaking through Justice D Y Chandrachud refused either to quash the proceedings or transfer the investigation to CBI in respect of two different FIRs registered in Maharashtra against Arnab Goswami (Petitioner) in respect of two different broadcasts made by him on 21st April and 29th April on Republic Bharat. The FIRs had invoked various hate speech penal provisions of IPC as also criminal defamation. As regards the 21st April broadcast that inter-alia contained statements and accusations by the Petitioner against Ms. Sonia Gandhi, multiple FIRs, almost identical, were registered in different States of India. In respect of this broadcast, the SC quashed all the FIRs except one, which was registered in Maharashtra, as multiple FIRs in respect of the same act were prejudicial and illegal. The SC also rightly removed the offence of defamation from this FIR because as per settled law, a criminal proceeding in respect of defamation could be initiated by the person aggrieved of the defamation (in this case Ms. Gandhi) and that too through a private complaint before a Magistrate and not a FIR in a police station. Neither of these two conditions were satisfied. However, on the remaining FIR in relation to the 21st April broadcast, as also entire FIR in respect of the 29th April broadcast, the SC refused any relief and instead left Mr. Goswami to fend, if so advised, for the alternative remedy before the High Court. The case itself came to the SC in the background where in the last few years, numerous English and Hindi news channels have been broadcasting almost every weeknight hate against vulnerable religious minorities. Even though this masquerades as journalism, the focus is not on ground level reporting, genuine investigative journalism or even a real engagement with majority-minority issues desirable in any democracy. Instead, a slanging match between opposing sides, where the majoritarian view is always on the winning side, which is the side of the star anchor. These broadcasts contain a mix of absolute falsehoods, prejudicial claims and innuendos without supporting material, aggressive mannerism, biased moderation, repeat panelists who are outrageous and meant to represent the “other”. Combined with hateful hashtags on ticker, the attack is either on religious group alone, or sometimes combined with an attack on the political opposition, both often represented as fifth columnist taking the nation down. What started as a drip feed of hate a few years ago has now become so pervasive that one of few news channels that does not subscribe to it has decided to stand out with the tagline “Only the News. No Hate for Profit”. What is shocking however is that this model has prospered despite the fact that Indian laws do criminalize hate speech and that such penal laws are permitted under Article 19(2) of the Constitution. Hate speech is proscribed for two different reasons. First, hate speech has the effect of taking away the dignity of persons and de-humanizes them as not treating them as equal humans and citizens. Second, it has the effect of promoting, exaggerating and exploiting strife between different communities and religious groups, which can be particularly damaging in any multicultural country. As Jeremy Waldron, a US based law professor notes, hates speech acts as a “sort of slow-acting poison, accumulating here and there, word by word, so that eventually it becomes harder and less natural for even the good-hearted members of the society to play their part in maintaining this public good” (of inclusiveness). The extreme case of this was the Nazi dehumanization of the Jews through continuous hate speech and propaganda because of which the non-Jewish majority in Germany were silent participants in mass extermination of the Jews. Coming back to the case of Mr. Goswami, he claimed before the SC that in the broadcast of 21st April he “raised issues in relation to the tardy investigation of the incident” that occurred on 16th April at Palghar, Maharashtra where three individuals were lynched by a mob. An examination of this broadcast reveals to the contrary. In its judgment, right at the beginning itself, the SC sets out a youtube link to the 52 minute broadcast of 21st April. It does not at all discuss, that subsequent to the incident, what investigative action has the police taken, does not seek to identify the perpetrators of the crime and does not even examine if they had been arrested. It does not investigate the motive behind the lynching, which was alleged to be whatsapp rumours of child theft. It does not seek to check if the victims and the accused belonged to the same religion, possibly ruling out religion as a motive for the crime. Instead it focused primarily on the fact that two of the victims were Sadhus, while ignoring the identity of the third victim, and that “mombatti gang”, “award wapsi gang” and “secular gang” who beat their chest for a specific community are silent. In the broadcast it is repeated multiple times, in a hyper-aggressive manner that India is a country with 80 percent Hindu population. One panelist states and another implies that the objective of the crime was “communal”, without any material to back such claim. Sonia Gandhi is referred to as Antonia Maino multiple times and accused of acting on instructions from Rome. Hindus are exhorted to speak-up as the time to stay silent is over. All this while, provocative and communal tickers, posing as questions are running on top and bottom of the screen. It is not at all surprising that a SC that saw this video, chose not to quash the FIR as it contains both direct and implicit hate speech. Implicit hate, which may be expressed through not just words, but manner of speech, backgrounds visuals, graphics etc. is prosecutable as most IPC hate speech provisions penalise hate expressed “by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise” The SC, quite rightly, has not commented on the contents of the broadcast, or the merits of the case, as that would have prejudiced proceedings before lower courts. However, the fact remains that by choosing not to quash, the SC, at least prima-facie, did not find the broadcast as protected “speech and expression” under the Constitution. This is evident from SC’s finding that the exercise of the fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) “is not absolute and is answerable to the legal regime enacted with reference to the provisions of Article 19(2)”, as also the finding that “The petitioner, in exercise of his right under Article 19(1)(a), is not immune from an investigation into the FIR…” and also from the fact that SC found the petition itself maintainable in law under Article 32, but relegated Mr. Goswami to the normal criminal process, as its saw “no exceptional grounds or reasons” to entertain the petition. Just like Mr. Goswami’s news shows have overt and understated premises, the SC judgment while overtly ensuring procedural fairness for Mr. Goswami, is based on the understated premise that hate speech is not free speech.Views Are Personal Only.(The author is an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India) 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

‘Disqualification Remains If You Are Simply Nominated’ : Supreme Court Upholds Karnataka HC Order Holding AH Vishwanath Disqualified

first_imgTop Stories’Disqualification Remains If You Are Simply Nominated’ : Supreme Court Upholds Karnataka HC Order Holding AH Vishwanath Disqualified Mehal Jain28 Jan 2021 2:33 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea by Karnataka BJP leader A H Vishwanath against the Karnataka High Court judgement which held that he will continue to remain disqualified under the anti defection law even during his term as a nominated member of the Karnataka legislative council. The bench headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde was hearing Vishwanath’s challenge to…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 Thursday dismissed a plea by Karnataka BJP leader A H Vishwanath against the Karnataka High Court judgement which held that he will continue to remain disqualified under the anti defection law even during his term as a nominated member of the Karnataka legislative council. The bench headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde was hearing Vishwanath’s challenge to the November 2020 verdict of the Karnataka High Court which prima facie declared that the MLC has incurred disqualification under Article 164 (1) (b) and Article 361 (B) of the Constitution of India, till the expiry of the term of the Legislative Council. The High Court judgment had upset his chances of becoming a Minister in the State Government. “My disqualification under 164(1)(b) is restricted to the capacity of the office from which I have been disqualified. If I come back to the house in any other capacity… “, began senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan for the petitioner.Disagreeing with this submission, the bench observed that the disqualification will remain operative if a person is simply nominated to the legislative council instead of being elected. “No, not in any other capacity. If you come back elected it is fine. If you are simply nominated, it cannot be.The High Court is right…”, observed the Chief Justice, adding that the HC order was “well-reasoned”. Finally, Mr. Sankaranarayanan tried to argue that the present issue could not have been the subject-matter of a PIL, as was the case in the High Court. “You cannot be granted relief on a technical ground. The fact of the matter is that you are not entitled to be a minister”, said the CJ, dismissing the plea. BackgroundA H Vishwanath was part of the 17 MLAs who resigned in 2019 leading to the downfall of the JD(S)-Congress government led by H D Kumaraswamy. He belonged to the JD(S) before. In 2019, the Karnataka Speaker held that his resignation amounted to defection under the tenth schedule of the Constitution. The Speaker’s order was upheld by the Supreme Court in November 2019. However, the top court clarified that the disqualified members can contest the bye-elections. Though Vishwanath contested by-polls on BJP ticket, he lost.In July 2020, he was nominated by the Governor to the Legislative Council, seemingly as a part of plan to induct him as a Minister.The move of the Karnataka Government to induct Vishwanath and two other similar nominated members (R Shankar and N Nagaraj) was challenged in the Karnataka High Court in a PIL filed by one Harisha AS.On November 30, 2020, a division bench headed comprising Chief Justice AS Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty ruled that the disqualification of Vishwanath subsisted even after his nomination.The bench observed that the Governor should take into account this fact while acting on the recommendation to make Vishwanath a Minister.”Honourable Chief Minister, while making recommendation to Honourable Governor on nominating Ministers will have to take into consideration the issue of disqualification incurred by A H Vishwanath. Similarly, even if recommendation is made by Honourable CM, the Honorable Governor is bound to consider the aspect of disqualification incurred by A H Vishwanath”, the High Court ordered. Next Storylast_img read more

Protests to be held in response to BOI’s decision to remove the Irish language…

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Google+ By News Highland – August 31, 2017 Protests to be held in response to BOI’s decision to remove the Irish language option from their ATM’s Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Bank of Ireland needs to re-think their plans to get rid of the Irish language option at ATMs, according to Sinn Féin.Yesterday the bank announced it was to remove the Irish language option from its newer ATMs.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty heavily criticised the move which was blamed on failing demand with a recent analysis showing that less than 1% of ATM transactions nationwide are conducted through Irish.A protest against the change will take place tomorrow lunchtime at Bank of Ireland branches across the country. Pinterest Previous articleFinn Harp’s Return to League Action in LimerickNext articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 31st August News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Féin TD Peadar Toibin is reiterating calls for the decision to be reversed:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Variability in Cenozoic sedimentation along the continental rise of the Bellingshausen Sea, West Antarctica

first_imgSeismic reflection profiles, bathymetric and magnetic data collected along and across the continental margin of the Bellingshausen Sea provide new constraints and interpretations of the oceanic basement structure and Cenozoic glacial history of West Antarctica. Evidence for tectonic boundaries that lie perpendicular to the margin has been identified on the basis of one previously unpublished along-slope multichannel seismic reflection profile. By combining several magnetic data sets, we determined basement ages and verified the positions of possible fracture zones, enabling us to improve previous tectonic and stratigraphic models. We establish three main sediment units on the basis of one seismic along-slope profile and by correlation to the continental shelf via one cross-slope profile. We interpret a lowermost unit, Be3 (older then 9.6 Ma), as representing a long period of slow accumulation of mainly turbiditic sediments. Unit Be2 (from about 9.6 to 5.3 Ma) may represent a period of short-lived ice advances on the continental shelf. The uppermost unit, Be1 (from about 5.3 Ma to present), apparently consists of rapidly deposited terrigenous sediment that we interpret as having been transported to the shelf edge by frequent advances of grounded ice. Listric faults are observed in Be1 and indicate sediment instability due to interactions between different depositional processes. Correlation of the sediment classification scheme with the continental rise of the western Antarctic Peninsula shows obvious differences in sediment depositional patterns. We estimate a very high sedimentation rate for Unit Be1 (up to 295 m/my) which points to an increase in glacial sediment supply due to major glacial outlets that flowed to nearby parts of the shelf edge in Pliocene and Quaternary times. This is in contrast to the situation at the adjacent Antarctic Peninsular margin and many other parts of the continental rise around Antarctica.last_img read more

Close coupling between ammonium uptake by phytoplankton and excretion by Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba

first_imgIn this study we examined the hypothesis that, under conditions of replete macronutrients and iron in the Southern Ocean, phytoplankton abundance and specific N uptake rates are influenced strongly by the processes of grazing and NH(4) regeneration. NH4 and NO(3) uptake rates by marine phytoplankton were measured to the northeast and northwest of the island of South Georgia during January-February 1998. Mean specific uptake rate for NO(3) (vNO(3)) was 0.0026 h(-1) (range 0.0013-0.0065 h(-1)) and for NH(4) (vNH(4)) was 0.0097 h(-1) (0.0014-0.0376 h(-1)). vNH(4) was related positively with NH(4) availability, which ranged from 0.1 to 1.5 mmol m(-3) within the upper mixed layer. Ambient NH(4) concentrations and vNH(4) were both positively related to local krill biomass values, computed from mean values along acoustic transect segments within 2 km of the uptake measurement stations. These biomass values ranged from similar to 1 g krill fresh mass m(-2) in the northwest to >4 kg krill wet mass m(-2) in the northeast. In contrast to the variability found with NH(4) concentrations and uptake rates, vNO(3) was more uniform across the sampling sites. Under these conditions, increasing NH(4) concentration appeared to represent an additional N resource. However, high vNH(4) tended to be found for stations with lower phytoplankton standing stocks, across a total range of 0.24-20 mg chlorophyll a m(-3). These patterns suggest a coupling between phytoplankton biomass, vNH(4) and krill in this region of variable but high krill biomass. Locally high concentrations of krill in parts of the study area appeared to have two opposing effects. On the one hand they could graze down phytoplankton stocks, but on the other hand, their NH(4) excretion supported enhanced uptake rates by the remaining, ungrazed cells. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more