23 Jun

Behind The Scenes at the LA Sevens

first_imgWith rugby in a competitive sports market here though, explains Somerville, they will need “a running, razzmatazz, exciting team or they are just wasting their time” because “LA wants a show – that’s just the way it is!”Certainly you can feel the concerted effort to create the eye-popping here.Overhead: Kenya v Samoa in Carson (Getty Images)While execs may wish cameras saw many more bums on seats when the US, Kenya or Fiji aren’t playing, organisers are delighted with the turnout – an attendance figure of 17,436 for day one is reported, while the official site claims nearly 30,000 were here over the whole weekend – and there is heavy foot traffic on the concourse ringing the main stands. Cameras click away as players leave the tunnel. There’s even a star cameo from a familiar TV face.Enter David Hasselhoff, who powers into action on day two with a Baywatch-style float in one hand, beaming at us through make-up.“Sevens is the best thing about rugby,” happy Hasselhoff tells Rugby World. “Because you get a chance to relax, you see the players and you actually get a chance to watch them run. And when you watch, like, Wales playing England (in the Six Nations) it’s incredible but it’s a much slower game. This is so fast. And the best part about it is it’s seven minutes. You can see 16 teams in a weekend. How cool is that?“I love rugby. It’s absolutely a fun game. But LA needs better promotion because it’s huge worldwide.”Hasselhoff makes that call in the eye of a whirlwind of activity with HSBC ambassadors Brian O’Driscoll and USA women’s player Alev Kelter, tossing the ball around and scrumming down. But he is not the only one who can see potential to draw more punters to this competition, if promotion ramps up.At the mouth of the tunnel leading out to the pitch we bump into Jason Raven, who played for the Eagles when the sevens was first here in the early Noughties. He comments that in other established rugby markets, events like this are flagged well ahead of time with “signage and commercials” weeks in advance. But he has noticed a lack of that in LA in the lead-up to this event.Baywatching: David Hasselhoff (Mike Lee/World Rugby)Yet it’s worth noting that this is the first run back here with the modern Series and Raven is still pumped up, extolling: “It’s huge having the sevens here in LA again. One, because USA are doing so much better on the circuit than we were back then. And two, because the rugby community’s been built up tremendously.“We have one of the fastest-growing sports in the US, we have youth programmes all over the country and we are now starting to see players like Marcus (Tupuolu) who have came out of a youth programme like that.“Having an event here in the US and in Canada is huge too – so it’s more like the Australian and New Zealand combo, but with two North American countries. It’s just a great atmosphere.“It works because of the weather – I’ve played in Scotland where it’s ‘Great, a wet ball!’ – and it being so dry and nice all the time, it helps a West Coast, ‘run and gun’ type of style. And to be honest, the more the fans get into it, the better the USA play, and vice versa.”On the field the Eagles get fans on their feet, but the real marvel of the weekend is a final in which Fiji run away with it in the first half against the Blitzboks, only for the South Africans to come roaring back in the second as a Branco du Preez try in the corner is followed by an impossibly ballsy conversion from the touchline by the same man. He takes it to 24-24 at the final hooter. In sudden death, a muscular turnover by Chris Dry nabs ball for Sakoyisa Makata to score the winner.Hard work: Australia the day before (Mike Lee/World Rugby)The weekend brings plenty of other highlights. Fiji’s Sevuloni Mocenacagi throws possibly the pass of the season with an outrageous back-of-the-hand bullet against Australia. The Kenyans are in the mood to dance back to the changing rooms, Kevon Williams wins the Jon Prusmack Award for the Eagles’ unsung hero and there’s even the odd tail-gate grill spotted in the car park.Former Bath and USA No 8 Dan Lyle played a big part in putting this event on. Sleep, it’s safe to say, was affected in the nights before. He reveals of the job: “You have to challenge yourself to say, ‘Okay, what are the things that you can do in year one and what are the things that you can do in year two?’“Across the board, we look at what you have in the festival and in the crowd, whether people of all different nationalities and of all different agescan be part of that, what makes it accessible, what makes it fun and what makes it an experience.“But oftentimes you are trying to do too many things for too many different people. So what we have to learn in year one is what really works.”We know they have sun and palm trees, Hollywood ideals and fans who love a slick of glitz. We know there can be a bang on the field. That’s light, cameras… Let’s see plenty of action in year two.This feature first appeared in Rugby World magazine in April. With the USA leg of the World Sevens Series in Los Angeles for the first time since 2006, we headed to the City of Angels. This feature first appeared in Rugby World in April. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Behind The Scenes at the LA SevensAWAY FROM the smoke machines and bacon-wrapped hotdogs inside Dignity Health Sports Park, there is a whole other world of invitationalLA Sevens taking place on the fields skirting the soccer stadium.As the US leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series fizzes away, outside boys’ teams, women’s sides and touring outfits vie for supremacy and a chance to play a final on that big pitch.Amongst that hustling variety is a USA Falcons team made up of athletes hoping to push their way into Eagles contention for the Olympic Games. And in their ranks is one Marcus Tupuola.The last time a sevens leg took place in Los Angeles County, in 2006, it was here in Carson, where Tupuola is from.“I remember coming here when I was young and I would never have envisioned being here again playing rugby, so this is amazing,” the grinning back, 24, tells Rugby World. “I’m glad for the city because the kids here can see what rugby is now. It was missing in the past but now it’s growing – my old high school has a girls’ team now and a lot of them can get college scholarships, full rides. When I was a senior I played rugby but it wasn’t as relevant then.”Jumping off: At the start of day one (Andrew Lau/HSBC)Which will be music to the ears of World Rugby and their big sponsors, with locals believing that a major event here can inspire another generation.We are continually told rugby numbers are growing rapidly in the US and young girls populate an area of the pie chart that officials say is swelling. But according to Tupuola, there is another reason why having this event to show the children of this zipcode a different path is important.“Out here sports can lead us away from the streets,” he explains candidly. “Around here it can be a little hectic, so it’s good (for youngsters) to have another outlet. That’s why I got into rugby.“What I’ve seen people go through, I don’t want that to be me. I’ve got best friends in jail, friends that even died in high school. Flip of the coin it could have been me, so I’m blessed to be able to sit here and talk to you now.”NBC are showing all the games in LA – with a unique system of airing big ones live and taping others to show during natural breaks in the day – while HSBC have a cameraman embedded with the USA team, for a documentary later in the year. All of which can thrill a nation now, but the dream for Tupuola is that others from Carson will be inspired to sprint headlong into an ever-evolving local rugby landscape.However, there are some here who can explain how the game in and around LA has developed just to get to this point.Hollywood sign: US Fans (Alan Dymock)On day one of the tournament, on 29 February (sadly there are no pitchside proposals), there is something that feels unique to USA legs of the series. In one corner is a stronghold of Kenyan fans, who are rowdier, more colourful and just as popular as the fans of Fiji. They draw outsiders to them like a pot of honey, and it’s at the top steps of their section that we bump into Joseph Somerville, from Belmont Shore RFC based in Long Beach. Beside him is Ken Te’o, dad of USA sevens and 15s cap Mike, who is playing on the outer fields with Tupuola.According to ‘Big Joe’, Southern Californian rugby in the Nineties was all about a duel between OMBAC out of San Diego, who had a large numberof front-line Eagles in their team, and Belmont Shore, who had many of the USA’s back-ups knitted in with other multicultural influences – with Kiwis, South Africans and a hefty number of Polynesians migrating to the area.“Basically, the viewpoint of all of America back in 1997 was that you had to be in Southern California if you wanted to be an Eagle,” Somerville says.And while today we continually hear those with a passing interest musing whether rugby in the States could benefit from athletes from other sports switching to rugby, in Long Beach they are familiar with the remoulding process.Saying hi: Perry Baker with fans (Mike Lee/World Rugby)Joe jumps back in: “We also get a lot of guys who aren’t ‘fresh off the boat’ feeding our team. We got guys who grew up playing American Football but they’re (second generation) Samoans. Their uncles made them learn rugby too.“We probably had the hardest suburban white guys in the world because they had to put up; they had to go get their butts beat by Samoans and Tongans and Fijians while growing up!“Ken’s kid is exactly what I’m talking about because he went to Long Beach Poly to play Football. Then at 15 or 16 he came over to us and now he’s an Eagle.”Related: New Olympic dates clash with Lions tourSomerville makes clear that he loved the ‘party’ lifestyle of rugby in the Eighties and Nineties, but he can see a real ramping up of standards in the area. It’s all about outlets. Both men proudly proclaim that many of Belmont Shore’s best players gravitated towards Major League Rugby’s San Diego outfit, the Legion. Now, if the proposed LA Loyals franchise takes root, they imagine many will return to Greater Los Angeles. 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17 Jun

St John’s Orchard / John Smart Architects

first_img Projects United Kingdom Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 20 Share 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/486522/st-john-s-orchard-john-smart-architects Clipboard “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/486522/st-john-s-orchard-john-smart-architects Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation•Greater London, United Kingdom St John’s Orchard / John Smart Architects Architects: John Smart Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs St John’s Orchard / John Smart ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSt John’s Orchard / John Smart Architects CopyAbout this officeJohn Smart ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationGreater LondonHousesRefurbishmentRenovationUnited KingdomPublished on March 17, 2014Cite: “St John’s Orchard / John Smart Architects” 17 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 Area:  4000 ft² Area:  4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 ArchDaily “COPY” photographs:  Edmund Sumner, Simon Ellis, Tim CrockerPhotographs:  Edmund Sumner , Simon Ellis, Tim CrockerSave this picture!© Tim CrockerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore ContextSave this picture!Second Floor Plan – Myrtle HouseSet within a tree lined neighbourhood in South London; a distinctive local landmark has been attentively refurbished and crafted into four elegant houses. The Old St John’s Convent and Orchard at 17 Grove Park has been given a fresh lease of life through combining the rich history of the original Victorian building with new contemporary spaces and interventions. Each house is set over 5 floors and spans over 4000 square feet.The Great Room FloorSave this picture!© Simon EllisConceived as an open single space, the Great Room Floor provides three distinct areas within the original ground floor of the convent, whilst still maintaining an open dialogue across the floor.LibrarySave this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe oak library unit forms a central ‘furniture wall’ in the Great Room. Concealed full height doors allow space to flow freely around it, creating a fluid space. The fumed oak joinery relates to the fumed oak stair, bringing the verticality of the central core into the spatial dynamic.Staircase DesignSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe five-storey oak stair is constructed using staves of standard section sizes that were laminated into a bespoke form. Crafted in a workshop, the elements were assembled on-site into a seamless flight that rises through the core of the house. Detailing is reduced to a minimum – just two types of wedged-shaped staves were used to achieve the inner and outer curves of the stair, which serves as both stringer and handrail.Kitchen and DiningSave this picture!SectionAt the heart of each house is a cooking and dining space situated under a dramatic six-metre ‘double height’ void. Framed by a full height oak window and sliding door, it has vistas onto the gardens and terrace beyond. Inside merges with outside; giving a garden backdrop to cooking, eating and entertaining in one light-filled room. The double aspect space can be used to create two distinct atmospheres if desired, each with their own ambiance, for casual family dining and more structured formal dining. A monolithic polished screed floor unifies the space while storage and utility are concealed neatly behind bespoke cupboards and timber clad walls. The kitchen itself is crafted from fumed oak with framed black granite oak doors and an Italian white marble worktop.Project gallerySee allShow lessOn Designing Evil LairsMiscFrancisco Mangado-Led Team Wins Thermal Bath Competition in Southern FranceAwarded Competition Share Year: last_img read more

17 Jun

Saanich Farmhouse / Scott and Scott Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeScott and Scott ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSaanichCanadaPublished on February 18, 2021Cite: “Saanich Farmhouse / Scott and Scott Architects ” 18 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Design Team:Scott & Scott Architects, Susan Scott, David Scott, Ge-Nan Peng, Maxwell Schnutgen, Ly TangCity:SaanichCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Olivia BullRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The house is located on acreage within the rural community of North Saanich, near Victoria, on Vancouver Island’s southern peninsula. The southwestern coastal climate of warm summers and mild winters is ideal for agriculture and the property is surrounded by large and small-scale farms. Positioned on the footprint of an old deteriorated barn/house which was determined to be beyond repair, the house is situated within the existing established gardens between a grove of mature trees, pond, and rear food gardens.Save this picture!© Olivia BullSave this picture!Courtesy of Scott and Scott ArchitectsThe house was designed around the owners’ desire to maintain and restore the unique mix of mature planting and pond while expanding the cultivation of the rear vegetable gardens. The 250 sq.m. house is delineated with a masonry wall that extends beyond the roof form to create a sheltered kitchen nursery garden. An entry consisting of a cloakroom, water closet, and canning kitchen is accessed from both the front of the house and kitchen garden providing a durable working transition into the house. The main floor living spaces of the house: kitchen, dining, living, and bedroom open out to the southward gardens.Save this picture!Courtesy of Scott and Scott ArchitectsSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!Courtesy of Scott and Scott ArchitectsLarge format sliding doors open the home onto a terrace and frame views to the gardens and a mature Garry Oak. The gable vault structure consists of a series of truss bents of conventional-sized douglas fir lumber with exposed solid strip structural decking. This wood structure rests on continuous parallel steel beam headers at the transition to the more intimate dining area and eave protected exterior spaces. The materials are locally harvested and quarried on Vancouver Island from small producers with which the studio has ongoing working relationships. The exterior is clad in iron salt-washed yellow cedar shakes and boards which will weather over time.Save this picture!Courtesy of Scott and Scott ArchitectsThe brick salvaged from demolition and a product of the long-shuttered clay brick foundries in the area. The interior cabinetry was built with locally produced grade cut plywood and pigmented with a blue oil to compliment the douglas fir tones. The grey/blue marble counters are sourced from the Hisnet Inlet quarry located on Vancouver Island.Save this picture!Courtesy of Scott and Scott ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessnaïve Bookstore / designRESERVESelected ProjectsHouse R / Gianserra + Lima arquitectosSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957114/saanich-farmhouse-scott-and-scott-architects Clipboard Saanich Farmhouse / Scott and Scott ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSaanich Farmhouse / Scott and Scott Architects Photographs Canada Architects: Scott and Scott Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Saanich, Canada Landscape: Year:  2020center_img Botanica Design ArchDaily Photographs:  Olivia Bull ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957114/saanich-farmhouse-scott-and-scott-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Olivia Bull+ 31Curated by María Francisca González Share Rannala Freeborn Construction “COPY” Saanich Farmhouse / Scott and Scott Architects Builder: Projectslast_img read more

12 Jun

Italy: Police search violates confidentiality of anti-mafia reporter’s sources

first_img ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Organized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last week’s police search of the home of SalvoPalazzolo, an investigative reporter who specializes in covering the Sicilian mafia andother criminal networks for the Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica. Palazzolo is accused of revealing, in an article in March, information about the investigation into the 1992 “Via d’Amelio bombing” in the Sicilian city of Palermo, which killed anti-mafia judge Paolo Borsellino and five of his police bodyguards and which is blamed on the Sicilian mafia. November 23, 2020 Find out more Palazzolo has been summoned to appear before the regional anti-mafia commission this week, amid a continuing outcry about the search of his home, in which he has received the support of all the media and journalistic organizations. Follow the news on Italy Help by sharing this information For years, Palazzolo has been writing about the many ploys allegedly used by the authorities to prevent the public from knowing if the mafia acted alone when they murdered Borsellino, or if they had accomplices within the police force.“We call on the relevant authorities to account for this grave violation of the confidentiality of a journalist’s sources,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “The core of an investigative reporter’s work is to provide the public with useful information. Journalists such as Salvo Palazzolo, whose professionalism is well established, must be able to continue investigating without being harassed by the authorities. They should never be treated like the criminals they are investigating.” Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Covering organized crime exposes journalists to deadly danger in Italy, which is ranked 46th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Around ten Italian journalists are currently receiving around-the-clock police protection because of the threats they have received in connection with their coverage of organized crime. News September 16, 2018 Italy: Police search violates confidentiality of anti-mafia reporter’s sourcescenter_img ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Organized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence Receive email alerts Organisation Salvo Palazzolo / Facebook On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out more News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive November 19, 2020 Find out more Police searched Palazzolo’s home on 13 September on the orders of prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Catania as part of an investigation into a suspected leak violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation. They also examined the contents of his mobile phone and computer. RSF_en Newslast_img read more

27 May

Harte calls for special measures to bring emigrants home

first_img Facebook Harte calls for special measures to bring emigrants home Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Google+ Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Fine Gael candidate Paddy Harte says more needs to be done to support emigrants and tap in to their skills.He says Donegal has a proud heritage of our people working outside the county yet helping out the economy at home, and it’s time to encourage those who have left to return home and use their skills to make Donegal thrive.”He says we should be encouraging repatriation employment packages, investigating potential tax breaks for returning emigrants and removing barriers to our young coming home.He also says links with the diaspora should be strengthened…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/praw.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Google+ Previous articleMajor water burst at Fahan affecting supplies to thousands of homesNext articleMindsets need to change regarding access and equality – Larkin admin Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest By admin – February 17, 2016 WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

27 May

Fianna Fail PRO says selection convention outcome not a fait accompli

first_img Facebook Fianna Fail PRO says selection convention outcome not a fait accompli By News Highland – August 19, 2015 Facebook Google+ Previous article“We must get Malin Head improvements right first time” – Failte IrelandNext articleListen back to Ruaille Buaille le Colm Feireater News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Despite it being widely expected that Charlie McConalogue and Pat the Cope Gallagher will stand for Fianna Fail in Donegal in the next election, the party’s PRO here says it is certainly not a fait accompli.Fianna Fáil Donegal will select its candidates to contest the next General Election in October – nominations must be in by Friday the 4th of September.It is speculated that Pat the Cope Gallagher will be successful in securing a nomination to run alongside sitting TD Charlie McConalogue – But party PRO Aine McGinley says nothing is decided yet:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/aine530COPE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twittercenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestlast_img read more

26 May

Can Accused Be Directed To Pay Compensation To Victim As A Condition To Grant Bail? Supreme Court To Examine Scope Of Section 357 & 357A CrPC Before Trial

first_imgTop StoriesCan Accused Be Directed To Pay Compensation To Victim As A Condition To Grant Bail? Supreme Court To Examine Scope Of Section 357 & 357A CrPC Before Trial LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Jan 2021 8:28 AMShare This – xCan a Court direct an accused to pay compensation to victims as a condition to grant bail? The Supreme Court will examine this issue raised in a special leave petition filed against a Gujarat High Court order.In this case, the Gujarat High Court, while granting bail to a murder accused observed that the heirs/representatives of the deceased of victim(s) is required to be compensated in terms…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?LoginCan a Court direct an accused to pay compensation to victims as a condition to grant bail? The Supreme Court will examine this issue raised in a special leave petition filed against a Gujarat High Court order.In this case, the Gujarat High Court, while granting bail to a murder accused observed that the heirs/representatives of the deceased of victim(s) is required to be compensated in terms of the amended provisions of law. “Considering the nature of allegations made against the applicants in the FIR, without discussing the evidence in detail, prima facie, this Court is of the opinion that this is a fit case to exercise the discretion and enlarge the applicants on regular bail on condition that the applicants shall deposit Rs. 2 lakhs each towards compensation to the victim(s) before the learned trial Court within a period of three months.”, it was observed.Before the Apex Court bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Hrishikesh Roy, it was submitted that Sections 357 and 357-A of the Criminal Procedure Code would apply only at the stage of conviction and not at the stage of grant of bail so far as payment of compensation to the victims are concerned.We would like to examine the aforesaid issue as also the issue whether this is a fit case for grant of bail at all, the court said while issuing notice returnable in two weeks.Section 357 of the Code deals with Order to pay compensation.  It provides that, when a Court imposes a sentence of fine or a sentence (including a sentence of death) of which fine forms a part, the Court may, when passing judgment, order the whole or any part of the fine recovered to be applied—(a) in defraying the expenses of properly incurred in the prosecution; (b) in the payment to any person of compensation for any loss or injury caused by the offence, when compensation is, in the opinion of the Court, recoverable by such person in a Civil Court; (c) when any person is convicted of any offence for having caused the death of another person or of having abetted the commission of such an offence, in paying compensation to the persons who are, under the Fatal Accidents Act, 1855 (13 of 1855), entitled to recover damages from the person sentenced for the loss resulting to them from such death; (d) when any person is convicted of any offence which includes theft, criminal misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, or cheating, or of having dishonestly received or retained, or of having voluntarily assisted in disposing of, stolen property knowing or having reason to believe the same to be stolen, in compensating any bona fide purchaser of such property for the loss of the same if such property is restored to the possession of the person entitled thereto.In 2009, the code was amended to incorporate Section 357A to provide a Victim compensation scheme. This empowers the Court to direct the State to pay compensation to the victim in such cases where “the compensation awarded Under Section 357 is not adequate for such rehabilitation, or where the case ends in acquittal or discharge and the victim has to be rehabilitated.”The Jharkhand High Court, in an order passed last year, had held that  an order under Section 357A cannot be passed at the stage of granting bail.CASE: DHARMESH @ DHARMENDRA @ DHAMO JAGDISHBHAI @ JAGABHAI BHAGUBHAI RATADIA vs. STATE OF GUJARAT [SLP (Crl.) No(s). 673/2021]Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

26 May

Parliament Passes Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 For Automatic Stay On Awards Induced By Fraud/ Corruption

first_imgNews UpdatesParliament Passes Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 For Automatic Stay On Awards Induced By Fraud/ Corruption Akshita Saxena10 March 2021 8:15 AMShare This – xThe Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on February 12, 2201. It will replace an Ordinance promulgated on 4th November, 2020. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 so as to (i) enable automatic stay on awards in certain cases and (ii) specify by regulations…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 Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on February 12, 2201. It will replace an Ordinance promulgated on 4th November, 2020. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 so as to (i) enable automatic stay on awards in certain cases and (ii) specify by regulations the qualifications, experience and norms for accreditation of arbitrators. Delete #RajyaSabha passes #Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021 to enable automatic stay on awards in certain cases & to specify by regulations the qualifications, experience & norms for accreditation of arbitrators.It replaces an Ordinance; It was passed by LS on 12 Feb. pic.twitter.com/0iMbRYgi1i— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) March 10, 2021 As per the statement of objects annexed to the Bill: “In order to address the issue of corrupt practices in securing contracts or arbitral awards, a need was felt to ensure that all the stakeholder parties get an opportunity to seek unconditional stay of enforcement of arbitral awards, where the underlying arbitration agreement or contract or making of the arbitral award is induced by fraud or corruption. Also to promote India as a hub of international commercial arbitration by attracting eminent arbitrators to the country, it was also felt necessary to omit the Eighth Schedule of the Act. In the light of above circumstances, it has become necessary further to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.” Salient Features Automatic stay on awards In the present regime, a party may file an application before the Court under Section 34 of the 1996 Act for setting aside of an arbitral award. However, after the 2015 amendment to (Section 36 of) the Act, an automatic stay would not be granted on operation of the award by mere filing an application for setting it aside. The Bill clarifies that a stay on the arbitral award may be granted by the Court, even during the pendency of the setting aside application, if it is prima facie satisfied that the relevant arbitration agreement or contract/ making of the award was induced by fraud or corruption. This shall be deemed effective from October 23, 2015. Qualifications of Arbitrators Schedule VIII to the principal Act specifies certain qualifications, experience, and accreditation norms for arbitrators. These requirements include that an arbitrator must be: (i) an advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961 with 10 years of experience, or (ii) an officer of the Indian Legal Service, among others. The Bill seeks to omit Schedule VIII and states that qualifications, experience and norms for accreditation of arbitrators shall be specified by Regulations. Parliamentary Debate The discussion was interrupted by constant protest and sloganeering by the Opposition demanding immediate discussion of Farm Laws and rising fuel prices. BJD MP Amar Patnaik supported the Bill. He also raised a technical query with respect to the Amendment. He highlighted that on one hand, the proviso to Section 34(2A) provides that an award shall not be set aside merely on the ground of an erroneous application of the law or by reappreciation of evidence. However, he asked that how is it possible to establish a prima facie case that the award was induced by fraud, without re-appreciation of evidence, given that any issue of fraud is a mixed fact of law and fact, and cannot be decided summarily merely on the basis of evidence recorded in the initial arbitral award. YSRCP MP Ayodhya Ram Reddy, while supporting the Bill, remarked that it will be interesting to see how the Courts interpret the burden of proving a prima facie case of fraud or corruption. He added that the provisions of the Bill will also be tested where parties use it stall the operation of the award by filing Section 36 applications and waste precious time of the Court. He suggested that the Courts will have to be cautious in formulating a test for granting an unconditional stay on the award. TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar supported the Bill. He however expressed apprehensions that speedy disposal, which is the artifact of the Arbitration Act, may be saddled by the provision of unconditional stay. He said that Section 36(3) of the Arbitration Act is sufficient to grant stay on operation of Award and there is no need to make any further provisions. Kumar added that retrospective application of Amendment Act (from 2015) with respect to automatic stay may open floodgates of litigation and affect the ease of doing business. Responding to the debate, the Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the House that the proposed amendment to Section 36 of the Act, despite use of words Fraud/ corruption in Section 34, was necessary as the latter does not provide for an “automatic stay” of the award. He stated that this is in furtherance of Section 34 which states that an award which is in conflict with public policy may be set aside. With respect to omission of Schedule VIII of the Act, the Minister said that there will be greater flexibility in the Arbitration Council of India and it will help in promoting institutional arbitration by inviting arbitrators from abroad, thus furthering the goal of making India a hub of international commercial arbitration. During discussion on the Bill in Lok Sabha, many members had appreciated the Government for proposing to omit the 8th Schedule as it will attract eminent international arbitrators. However, there was widespread opposition with respect to proposed amendment to Section 36 for the following reasons: Amendment defeats the very objective of alternate dispute mechanism by drawing parties to Courts and making them prone to prolonged litigation.Bill does not define Fraud/ Corruption.Amendment will affect enforcement of contracts and ultimately affect ease of doing business in India. Also Read: The Story Of Arbitral Meddling: Analyzing The Arbitration And Conciliation Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 Click Here To Download BillNext Storylast_img read more

12 May

‘Invest, adapt and reform,’ say Scots

first_img‘Invest, adapt and reform,’ say ScotsOn 9 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Invest, adapt and reform: this was the message to the Scottish public sectorfrom delegates at the Public Sector People Management Expo. The key watchwords were delivered at the Scottish Exhibition and ConferenceCentre in Glasgow, as delegates debated how to initiate change in the sector. After six years of devolution, Scotland’s public sector is now made up of200 bodies, ranging from the Scottish Executive through to local authoritiesand health boards, spending a total of more than £20bn a year. Hot topics at the two-day event held at the end of last month were trainingand recruitment – especially how to recruit and manage staff in the face of anevolving modernisation and reform programme. Scotland’s First Minister Jack McConnell told delegates to rise to thechallenge. “Our public services play a central part in our lives,” hesaid. “An ever-changing modernisation and reform programme places anincreasing demand on our public services. “A key challenge is how to how to recruit, equip, train, retrain andmotivate the many public sector workers in Scotland.” To do this, an increasing number of Scottish public sector organisations areforming partnerships and working with initiatives such as the 21st CenturyGovernment, the Joint Future Programme and the Agenda For Change. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

7 May

Hunters opens new office in Shoreditch

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Hunters opens new office in Shoreditch previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters opens new office in ShoreditchThe Negotiator16th November 20170595 Views Hunters has launched a new branch in Shoreditch, London, adding to their fast expanding network of 30 branches.Shoreditch has been at the centre of East London’s success story, transforming into one of the capital’s most desirable areas through increased investment, excellent transport links and an appealing urban lifestyle which have helped raise the average house price in the area by 25 per cent in the last three years. The new branch will join a string of successful Hunters offices in the East London region, with surrounding branches located in Hackney, Bow and Plaistow.Polat Ali, Director of Hunters Shoreditch, said,“After 10 successful years of trading under the Nelsons brand, we’re delighted to have joined one of the leading estate agents in the country. With over 200 nationwide offices, Hunters’ successful expansion is built around excellent customer service and unrivalled proactivity, these are values and beliefs that have been at the core of our business since its conception.”Glynis Frew, Chief Executive of Hunters Property Plc, said, “We are delighted to welcome Polat and his team to the Hunters network and are pleased to be strengthening our presence in this part of the country.“The combination of great local knowledge from our franchise partners backed up by a strong national brand and marketing adds real value for our customers.”Hunters Shoreditch Hunters London office Hunters new office November 16, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more