Factory orders fall in January

first_img Factory orders unexpectedly fell in January, but firms are still expecting to raise prices markedly in the coming months, the CBI’s industrial trends survey showed.The Confederation of British Industry survey’s total order book balance fell to -16 this month from a 30-month high of -3 in December. Analysts had expected a reading of -2.However, January’s reading was still above the long-run trend for this balance, the CBI said.The prices expectations balance rose to its highest since August 2008.“The recovery in the manufacturing sector is firmly in place and looks set to continue” said CBI chief economic advisor Ian McCafferty.“Manufacturers have come under intense pressure to pass on rising costs: they have increased prices markedly in this quarter and expect to raise them at an even faster pace over the next three months. This will drive further inflationary pressure in the wider economy.”Quarterly data published at the same time showed firms expected their business situation to improve, with a business situation balance of +7 from +2 in October. Tags: NULL John Dunne Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Thursday 20 January 2011 6:24 am Factory orders fall in January Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

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The greatest full-backs of all time: Tom Kiernan

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Major teams: University College Cork, Cork Constitution, MunsterCountry: IrelandTest span: 1960-73Ireland caps: 54 (54 starts)Lions caps: 5 (5 starts)Test points: 193 (2T, 27C, 42P, 2DG)Barely into his twenties, Kiernan was picked to face the English in London and played with such assurance and swift thought that he won over a nation. He didn’t have searing pace but had every other skill in his arsenal, could scan play from the back brilliantly and could kick goals with the best of them.By the time he quit in 1973, he had every Irish record going – most caps (54), most points (158) and most games as captain (24). As a Lion he twice toured South Africa. In 1962 he was in and out like a kitchen drawer thanks to injury, but in 1968 he was their bold captain – despite having initially declined to tour due to his job as an accountant. In the first Test he kicked 17 points and by the end he had scored 35 of the Lions’ Test points – another record. Tom Kiernan of Ireland Tom Kiernan was thrust into the Ireland senior side straight from Irish Universities. The full-back went on to break records, and assert himself as one of the greatest of all timecenter_img TAGS: The Greatest Players A brilliant covering defender, Kiernan had superb hands and could kick with either foot. Ray McLoughlin, who preceded him as Ireland captain, says he can’t recall ever seeing him drop a ball. Perhaps Kiernan’s was a charmed life. He helped Ireland to their first win over South Africa with a mishit kick that crept over the bar, making it 9-6 in 1965.At the end of his reign, he led Ireland to a 10-0 draw with New Zealand in Dublin – still Ireland’s best result against the All Blacks. Five years later he coached Munster to a 12-0 defeat of the All Blacks in Limerick, a match so famous they made a West End show about it. His playing days were done but Kiernan was still producing magic.last_img read more

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Apopka police captain promoted to deputy chief

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter  It’s been over five years since the Apopka Police Department had a deputy chief, but at a Tuesday morning meeting, Michael McKinley remedied that vacancy with a well-known Apopkan that has over 25 years of law enforcement experience.McKinley, the Chief of the APD, took his time and got to know the officers he leads before deciding.“When I was first hired as (APD) police chief, I have given the opportunity to bring in a deputy chief, but I wanted to step back and look at the personnel in-house. We have a lot of talent in Apopka, and in the last two years, I have seen it in action. Randy knows everything about Apopka. He knows a lot about both the fire and police departments. His experience is invaluable. He bought into my vision for this department. He is well-deserving of this promotion.”At that Tuesday morning meeting, McKinley promoted Captain Randall Fernandez to Deputy Chief of the APD.Fernandez started with the city in 1989 at the fire department and became a sworn law enforcement officer in 1991. He held many ranks within the AFD and conducted arson investigations for years until earning the position of fire chief in 2006. In 2008, Fernandez joined the ranks of the APD as a commander and managed various divisions within the organization. Fernandez holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from UCF, and multiple degrees from Valencia College, including Business Administration and Human Resources management.“It’s certainly an honor to work side-by-side in this manner with Chief McKinley,” said Fernandez. “I like his style. And to be working in this position to advance the careers of so many talented officers through succession planning is a privilege. For him to put his faith in me means a great deal.”Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave or retire. It’s an important way to develop employees who have the current skills – or the potential skills – that can help them move up in an organization, or on to other positions. McKinley is putting Fernandez in charge of this process as deputy chief, and it’s his opinion that succession planning should have a high priority.“It’s important we do this now,” he said. “If we do it properly, we can prepare our current and future department heads and officers for success when it comes their time. Succession planning is about growing people, and cultivating their potential for the future of this department.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Police DepartmentChief Michael McKinleyDeputy Chief Randall Fernandez Previous articleAPD Arrest ReportNext article7 Must Know SAT/ACT Test Taking Tips, Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 3, 2017 at 10:10 am Congratulations Randy on your promotion! Congratulations Randy, I know you will do a great jobcenter_img August 5, 2017 at 6:31 am The Anatomy of Fear Reply Please enter your name here James1958 2 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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65 Degree Group Housing / Bertola architecture

first_imgArchitects: Bertola architecture Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Cupolux, INTERNORM, Keller, swisspor, Alustore, As ascensseurs, Constantin, Cover, Schoek bauteile, Weber marmoran “COPY” Photographs Area:  2780 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 65 Degree Group Housing / Bertola architecture Save this picture!© Mathieu Gafsou+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily 65 Degree Group Housing / Bertola architectureSave this projectSave65 Degree Group Housing / Bertola architecture CopyAbout this officeBertola architectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSustainability & Green DesignOn FacebookBussigny-près-LausanneSwitzerlandPublished on January 24, 2021Cite: “65 Degree Group Housing / Bertola architecture” 24 Jan 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 Year:  Switzerland Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955362/65-degree-group-housing-bertola-architecture Clipboard Di Capua Davide Construction Manager:Di Capua DavideStructure Engineers:RLJ IngénieursFire Consultants:Groupe H2City:Bussigny-près-LausanneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mathieu GafsouRecommended ProductsCompositesCosentinoFacade Panel – Dekton®WoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsContext. Following the development of West Bussigny in the suburbs of Lausanne is planned for 3,000 inhabitants by 2030, the project is developing an alternative to densification and to the individual house by “grouped” type housing while avoiding a morphology of housing segmented only on the verticality. A mix of simplex and duplex typology while keeping a clearly distinct identity of housing units.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Mathieu GafsouConcept. Ten volumes of 3 levels are deliberately oriented at 65° in order to optimize the orientation of the facade to the southwest. This volumetric play also makes it possible to create privatization of each exterior space of the dwellings. This offset means that the corners of these volumes are home to independent winter gardens. The architectural concept rigorously follows the will to mark volumes plastically in a suite or a repetition of units voluntarily marked on the street side so that the future inhabitants identify their dwellings not with a housing bar but with small houses of 3 levels joined together. The building thus develops linearly and parallel to the street over a distance of almost 100m. A grid structures the project and is reflected in the structure of the building for the stairwells and is identified by the structural entablature of the in-situ and prefabricated concrete terraces.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouTypology. Within this framework, a multitude of typologies simplex or duplex is developed according to certain systematics. These different apartments can be superimposed, overlapped, or built into each other. This diversity of typology favors the social mix of all generations that responds to the challenges of our society.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouMateriality. On the North-West side, the composition of the façade seeks a certain balance between volume, repetition, and a regulating layout of the openings. On the southwest side, a first plan is presented by a structure of pillars and entablature offset to the rhythm of the concrete grid as well as the filling with clinker brick and metal railings.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouEnvironnement. The two air-to-water heat pumps avoid fossil fuels and supply the heating solely with the electrical energy from the photovoltaic panels. A double-flow air mechanical ventilation system will be installed to promote quality air and reduce micro-pollutants. The green roof of the building and the various meadows in the landscaping will encourage the development of biotopes while guaranteeing exemplary thermal comfort for the future inhabitants. In addition, personal vegetable gardens allow the land to be appropriated by all the apartments and promote social contacts.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Mathieu GafsouThis project, which is both individual and grouped, seeks to create a social and community myth almost in the form of a new, contiguous small village of yesteryear.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouProject gallerySee allShow lessGUERRERO 108 Building / VOX arquitectura + Rojkind ArquitectosSelected ProjectsHouse Flora / Jan KinsbergenSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Bussigny, VD, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing 2020 Projects CopyHousing, Apartments, Sustainability & Green Design•Bussigny-près-Lausanne, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955362/65-degree-group-housing-bertola-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Mathieu Gafsou Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

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Rocky Taylor breaks a Guinness World record for Remember a Charity

first_img  101 total views,  3 views today Rocky Taylor breaks a Guinness World record for Remember a Charity Howard Lake | 16 September 2011 | News No-one knows the importance of a will more than a stuntman. That’s why Remember a Charity are working with legendary stuntman Rocky Taylor. On 13 September 2011, Rocky broke a Guinness World Record previously held by the Bond franchise, to highlight the importance of making a will and leaving a little to charity. Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  102 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Women’s golf sees rough start to season in Puerto Rico

first_imgTim Daly Twitter printJennie Park led the Horned Frogs, sitting at +8 for the tournament. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs).TCU women’s golf opened up its spring season with a disappointing performance at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. The team finished in a tie for 12th out of 15 teams, eight of which are currently ranked in the top 50.Head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin said the loss was especially disappointing because the team had high hopes because of the great offseason they had. “We have worked hard these last few weeks, not only on the golf course but building our team, strengthening our core values and determining what a championship team embraces,” Larin said before round one. “We are focused and determined.”That focus did not translate to the course, as the team had a slow start to the tournament. They were tied for 13th after round one with a team score of 309, only two shots from the last place Indiana Hoosiers, who shot a 311. Four of the five players shot worse than their season scoring averages in round one. The one exception was junior Grace Do, who shot a team-best 75.Round two was the bright spot of the tournament for the Horned Frogs. The team recorded the third-best score of the day, shaving 17 strokes off of its round one performance with a 292.  The team combined for 14 birdies, helping them jump into 11th place going into the final round. First-year Jennie Park accounted for three of those birdies, in large part thanks to her strong finish of 2-under in the final four holes to push her to the team best 1-under 71 on the day.  The final round looked a lot more like the first round. The team combined to shoot a 306, which brought its three-round total to 907.Individually Park (T-37, +8) had the best finish on the team, followed by Do (T-56, +14), sophomore Valeria Pacheco (61, +15), sophomore Sabrina Iqbal (T-62, +16), and first-year Trinity King (T-68, +19).The Horned Frogs are leaving this one behind them andlooking forward to their next opportunity. “We are disappointed in our finish this week,” Larkin said. “We will come back and regroup to be ready for our tournament in The Woodlands.”The ICON Invitational will take place Feb. 24-25 at The Woodlands Country Club on the Tournament Course. Drop in undecided voters could help with accuracy of presidential polling TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Jennie Park led the Horned Frogs sitting at +8 for the tournament. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs) Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Tim Daly is a sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from San Diego, California. He is one of the voices of “The Cheap Seats” which can be heard on KTCU. In-N-Out is way better than Whataburger and the Padres are going to be the 2020 World Series champs, you heard it here first. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Women’s golf looks to bounce back in Houston Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleWhat we’re reading: father arrested after running cult out of daughter’s dorm, federal judge approves Sprint’s acquisitionNext articleThe Skiff: Feb. 13, 2020 Tim Daly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth Zoo re-opens with new protocols Twitter Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Women’s golf ready to take on the spring TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Facebooklast_img read more

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Burundian regime launches new media clampdown

first_img An order issued on 24 October by Pascal Barangadyie, the Minister of Interior and Patriotic Training, announced the provisional closure of five civil society and human rights groups for “being liable to disturb order and state security.” They include the Burundian Union of Journalists (UBJ), which has repeatedly condemned media freedom violations since the political crisis began in May 2015. Other human rights organisations had ben suspended the day before. A communiqué issued the same day by Karenga Ramhadani, the head of the National Communication Council (CNC), announced an additional series of measures violating freedom of information. It announced firstly that “Karadiridimba” (They Who Progress), a programme on Radio Isanganiro in which the Burundian diaspora express their views, was being suspended for a month for broadcasting “a song that does not conform to media professionalism and democratic and ethical values.” The song’s Kirundi-language title means “human rights for journalists.” Senate speaker Révérien Ndikuriyo has meanwhile just launched a new community radio station that is also an outlet for the views of members of the Burundian diaspora, albeit pro-government ones. It was Ndikuriyo who caused a controversy a year ago when he recommended “smashing” the capital’s opposition neighbourhoods after a meeting at the Bujumbura city hall was recorded without his knowledge. The CNC communiqué also announced that Buja FM, which used to be called Radio 10, was being suspended for a month and was banned from henceforth using its new name. The offshoot of a Rwandan radio station, Buja FM had adopted its new name in an attempt to escape persecution by the authorities. It is already currently subject to a broadcasting ban. Finally, the communiqué reiterated that it is prohibited for any media outlet to employ a Burundian or foreign journalist whose name is not on the national media register. By giving the government complete control over who can be a journalist in Burundi, this ban constitutes a grave violation of pluralism of opinion. “These new curbs on freedom of expression and information confirm that the government has opted for even more authoritarianism, that it is cutting itself off from any views different from its own and that it is increasing the isolation of the Burundian population, which was already denied access to almost any objective reporting,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The criminalization of journalists and groups that are the lifeblood of any society shows that Burundi’s leaders are much more interested in holding on to power than in the fate of their fellow citizens. We urge the authorities to remember their political and democratic obligations and to reopen the space for civil society.” The announcements came just a day after soldiers arrested US journalist Julia Steers and Burundian journalist Gildas Yihundimpudu, who was working as her fixer, as Steers was doing a report in Mutakura, the Bujumbura district that was the epicentre of a wave of protests against President Nkurunziza in the spring of 2015. Steers was handed over to the US embassy after the CNC had verified her accreditation, but Yihundimpudu and their Burundian driver, who was also arrested, were held overnight at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Service (SNR). Police chief Pierre Nkurukiye told Radio France Internationale that Nkurukiye is still facing charges despite having been released. The authorities accuse Nkurukiye, who also works for the BBC, of not being registered with the CNC. He is also charged with “attempting to destroy evidence of crimes committed by insurgents” in connection with a mass grave near the spot where he and Steers were arrested. The mass grave was discovered a few months ago. Police arrested Voice of America journalist Fidélité Ishatse as she was doing a report on microfinance in the southeastern town of Bukemba on 7 October and held her for several hours on the grounds that she had not notified the local authorities of her presence. Other journalists also continue to be arrested and subjected to intimidation. And there is still no news about the fate of Jean Bigirimana, a journalist who has been missing since 22 July. RSF is calling for an investigation into his disappearance. Burundi is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 11 places as a result of crackdown on the media and civil society that began in 2015. BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsFreedom of expression to go further The Burundian authorities have unleashed a major new assault on free speech in the past few days, arresting journalists and censoring media outlets that might criticize President Pierre Nkurunziza’s authoritarian regime. Organisation Receive email alerts Credit : Julia Steers et Gildas Yihundimpudu / Iwacu October 26, 2016 Burundian regime launches new media clampdown Follow the news on Burundi November 27, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsFreedom of expression Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists October 21, 2020 Find out more News News Reports June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Kathy Cody Appointed President of Orchid Insurance

first_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleWilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service® Reports Second Best Quarter in More Than a DecadeNext articleKingstone Insurance Partners with Flyreel to Offer Breakthrough Contactless Home Inspections Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Kathy Cody Appointed President of Orchid Insurance Twitter Facebook VERO BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– As part of an ongoing effort to provide differentiated shareholder and partnership value to its customers, Kathy Cody was appointed President of Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC (Orchid Insurance), a leading specialty underwriter of catastrophe-exposed property insurance, Brad Emmons, Chief Executive Officer at Orchid, announced today. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005761/en/ Kathy Cody, President, Orchid Insurance (Photo: Business Wire) Emmons said Cody, who joined Orchid Insurance in 2019 as chief operating officer, has been instrumental in modernizing the company’s business platform, acquiring impressive talent designed for transformative growth, and planting the seeds for harvesting future enterprise value. “Kathy’s appointment is well-deserved,” said Emmons. “I have great confidence in her ability to lead our organization, incrementally improve our capabilities, and drive execution toward our strategic vision.” Since her arrival from Farmers Insurance Group, where she served as the COO of its Personal Lines division, Cody has guided Orchid through one of the hardest insurance markets in years, the most-active storm season on record, and a world-wide pandemic. “I could not be prouder of my time at Orchid. I have enjoyed the full support of our private equity owner, TowerBrook Capital Partners, the Board of Directors and Brad in implementing transformational strategies that will bring additional value to our carrier partners and our retail agents,” said Cody. “We have assembled an extremely talented leadership team, and, as a result, are well positioned to capitalize on market fluctuations, renewed demands on technology and innovation, data, analytics and, of course, sophisticated underwriting capabilities.” “I am grateful for this opportunity and excited to fulfill our strategic vision and continue the growth trajectory of Orchid while optimizing business value.” Cody has an extensive background in the insurance industry spanning more than 30 years. During her 10 years at Farmers, Cody led personal lines underwriting, finance, analytics, operations, and strategy execution teams, and served as Chief Financial Officer for the life business. About Orchid Insurance Founded in 1998 and based in Vero Beach, Fla., Orchid Insurance provides specialty insurance products for homeowners and businesses throughout the United States, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Orchid Insurance is a First Choice of agents who value superior process, policy and pricing options, high-quality system technologies, expertise in the Excess & Surplus Lines market with coastal-exposed risks, and extensive knowledge of coastal CAT-exposed market areas in the East and Gulf Coast states. In 2018, private equity group TowerBrook Capital Partners made a majority investment in Orchid. orchidinsurance.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005761/en/ CONTACT: Junie Lopez AVP, Marketing & Communications [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SMALL BUSINESS OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE SOURCE: Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005761/enlast_img read more

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Kesavananda Bharati -II : The Case We Do Not Know, But Ought To Know

first_imgColumnsKesavananda Bharati -II : The Case We Do Not Know, But Ought To Know Swapnil Tripathi26 April 2020 7:49 PMShare This – x[This post is part of a special series celebrating 47 years of the decision in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala, wherein the Supreme Court of India laid down the ‘Basic Structure Doctrine’]. The Supreme Court of India in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala [(1973) 4 SCC 225] had laid down the basic structure doctrine, according to which the Parliament can amend any part of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login[This post is part of a special series celebrating 47 years of the decision in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala, wherein the Supreme Court of India laid down the ‘Basic Structure Doctrine’]. The  Supreme Court of India in Kesavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala [(1973) 4 SCC 225] had laid down the basic structure doctrine, according to which the Parliament can amend any part of the Constitution barring certain fundamental features. The verdict did not please the government led by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Two years later, Mrs. Gandhi suffered another blow as the Allahabad High Court annulled her election from the Rae Bareli constituency on grounds of electoral malpractice. Mrs. Gandhi obtained a stay of the judgment from the Supreme Court and shortly thereafter, the President on the aid and advise of the government declared an Emergency in the country. Subsequently, the government passed the 39th Constitutional Amendment which stated that any disputes relating to the election of the President, Prime Minister of the Speaker of the House, shall be adjudicated by an appropriate forum and not any Court of law. The Amendment also rendered any pending proceedings before the Courts, regarding these elections as null and void. The amendment in effect made the Allahabad High Court’s verdict and its appeal before the Supreme Court non-est. The amendment was challenged before the Supreme Court in Indira Nehru Gandhi v. Raj Narain (AIR 1975 SC 2299). The Court on 7 November 1975, struck down the 39th Constitutional Amendment using the basic structure doctrine propounded in Kesavananda Bharti’s case. According to the Court, the amendment restricted the Court’s power of judicial review which was part of the basic structure. The government did not take this decision well and within few days of the decision, Chief Justice Ray convened a Special bench consisting of all the 13 Judges of the Court to review the decision in Kesavananda Bharti (“Kesavananda-II”). Nobody knew how this Special Bench came to be constituted. Interestingly, 8 out of the 13 Judges were new and were not part of the Bench in Kesavananda. Shri Nani Palkhivala vociferously argued before the 13 Judges for two consecutive days defending the verdict in Kesavananda Bharti. Justice R.F. Nariman while delivering a lecture on Palkhivala recalled, that while arguing Kesavananda-II, Palkhivala had a copy of the proposed 41st Amendment Bill which had not yet become the law. The Amendment Bill proposed that any person who has occupied the position of the President, Vice President or Governor cannot be tried for any crime in Courts in India. Palkhivala pointed out the absurdity of the law by stating that even if a person occupied these constitutional positions for a day, she/he could not be tried for the rest of her/his life. He used the amendment to highlight the need for the basic structure doctrine to act as a check on such amendments. During the hearing at one point, somebody asked who constituted this bench? Chief Justice Ray looked at Palkhivala and said, you did. Palkhivala responded with an emphatic no, stating why would he challenge a decision in his favour. Justice Ray then stated that the State of Tamil Nadu had asked for a review, to which the Advocate General of the State (who was fortunately present in Court) responded that the state stands by the judgment. Similar was the response from the Advocate General of the State of Gujarat. This exchange made the other Judges realize, that the Bench was constituted at the behest of Justice Ray himself, who arguably wanted that the decision in Kesavananda Bharti be overruled. On the third day of the hearing, Chief Justice Ray came to the Court room and simply announced ‘Bench Dissolved’ and walked out. Post his resignation, Justice H.R. Khanna (a member of the Bench in Kesavananda-II) praised Nani’s advocacy in Kesavananda-II case and remarked ‘It was not Nani who spoke. It was divinity speaking through him.’ He further said that his opinion was shared by all his brother Judges. Justice Khanna also termed the decision as significant as Kesavananda-I, as it marked the last determined assault on the Basic Structure Doctrine and would mark the beginning of its influence on the constitutional law in India. Sadly, the outcome in Kesavananda-II does not find a place in any reported decision because before an order could be dictated, Justice Ray merely declared ‘This bench is dissolved’ and walked out. An immediate outcome of Kesavananda-II was the infamous 42nd Constitutional Amendment wherein the Parliament attempted to counteract the effect of the decision in Kesavananda-I. However, the amendment was significantly struck down by the Court in Minerva Mills v. Union of India (AIR 1980 SC 1789) and later, the Parliament (led by Shri Morarji Desai) repealed majority of it through the 44th Constitutional Amendment. Kesavananda Bharti-II was a case wherein the Indian Democracy was saved a second time. It is an important event in the history of our constitutional democracy and every citizen of India should know of it.(The author is a lawyer practicing in New Delhi. The post was first published on his personal blog “The ‘Basic’ Structure”. The author does not wish to offend or disrespect any member of the legal fraternity with this post. The facts and events stated in it have been reported in the public domain. The author has relied on three primary sources which are : ‘The Judges of the Supreme Court of India (1950-1989)’ by Gadbois Jr., ‘Neither Roses nor Thorns’ by Justice H.R. Khanna and ‘God Save the Hon’ble Supreme Court’ by Fali Nariman) Next Storylast_img read more

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Donegal woman in hotel quarantine concerned for her health

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ Donegal woman in hotel quarantine concerned for her health WhatsApp A Donegal woman who is currently in mandatory hotel quarantine in Dublin says she’s anxious being left alone for two weeks over serious health grounds. Charlene Heyns who lives in Letterkenny but originally from South Africa has long Covid and travelled abroad for medical consultation and is now pleading for an exemption from quarantine due to a family history of cardiac deaths.The 52 year old flew back from South Africa on April 9 and had her appeal to forego quarantine on medical grounds rejected despite attending hospital due to a heart condition since returning home.Charlene spoke on today’s Nine Til Noon Show she says if something happened to her, nobody would know for some time and would feel safer in quarantine at home:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/charlene1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Previous articleGardaí investigating series of weekend incidents in BuncranaNext articleDecisions on AstraZeneca vaccine ‘ludicrous and absolutely crazy’ News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ By News Highland – April 13, 2021 last_img read more

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