Private House In Barcelos / Rui Grazina

first_imgCopyAbout this officeRui GrazinaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesViatodos3D ModelingPortugalPublished on December 29, 2011Cite: “Private House In Barcelos / Rui Grazina” 29 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴塞卢什的私人别墅 / Rui Grazina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 Private House In Barcelos / Rui GrazinaSave this projectSavePrivate House In Barcelos / Rui Grazina Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 31 Share Portugal Architects: Rui Grazina Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Nelson GarridoText description provided by the architects. The plot has an area of 3300 sqm, part of which located in a green protection area. The house has 300 sqm of total area, and a gross building area of 290 sqm. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe house footprint is designed based on the articulation between the existing alignments and the new proposed access road, which enables both car and foot access. Given the context, our objective was to turn the living spaces to east, considering this is where the most interesting visual points are, and to make rooms face south due to the quality of sun exposure, privacy and relationship with the existing topography. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoOn this side of the building the existing ground level is higher, enabling a connection and continuity between interior and exterior. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoOn the overall, we can say that the social areas are at ground level, and the private areas on the upper level. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoConstruction started November 2008, and was finished in 2011. The project was executed by Braga based company Engiaço, that specializes on light steel frame system construction. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoDue to the steep topography of the site, the house has two storeys on the eastern side, and just one on the western side. This means that on the western side there is a relevant part of the structure buried. This is achieved structurally by the use of a load bearing concrete frame, enabling the creation of the undergroud parking space. The access entry slot is also framed by two concrete walls, that enable the transition between the entry level on the site and the actual first floor level. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoOn top of this concrete structure sits a light steel frame system, completed with an exterior insulation finishing system. The interiors are mainly built with the use of dry-lining systems, and solid woods and/or lacquered woods, for flooring and fitted furniture.Project gallerySee allShow lessProtection Project and Musealization of Séviac Archaeological Site / Carrilho da Gra…ArticlesEuropan 11 Proposal: ‘Counterspace’ / CODAArticles Share Private House In Barcelos / Rui Grazina Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195527/private-house-in-barcelos-rui-grazina Clipboard Houses 2011 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195527/private-house-in-barcelos-rui-grazina Clipboard Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Viatodos, Portugal Photographs “COPY” Projects ArchDailylast_img read more

Arch House / FRARI – architecture network

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909450/arch-house-frari-architecture-network Clipboard Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioText description provided by the architects. At the end of 2018, Maria Fradinho designs and builds her own office and home, on a 940 m 2 lot, located on the outskirts of Ílhavo, Portugal.The land is located “by the door” of Vista Alegre, a place beloved by the architect, whose name is due to its origin, Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory, one of the most important industries in the region, and the country. It is in this factory that the author is inspired, because “that place so requested.”Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioShe seeks references in industrial architecture to materialize the dwelling as a uniform body, coated with metallic materials and where the interior is independent of its outer casing.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Section 03Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe Arch House follows the continuity of the neighbour buildings, with the main facade ensuring the alignment with the consolidated pre-existence. However, it is stylized to allow the permeability of light and views, in a symbolic game of association with the presence of the Arch, which marks the entrance to the place of Vista Alegre. This debugging work creates the “crowning” of this facade, and assumes itself as a drawing of any child – My house!Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe theatricality of this facade gives name to the project, but this one is not defined by this alone.The house recedes in relation to the described urban facade, creating a semi-private space of internal protection – a front patio – that allows the main facade to be completely open, made of large glass windows.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe patio is the moment of rupture of the outside environment, preparing us for the new reality of the interior. It is a “bridge” linking two seemingly contiguous but truly different realities.The entrance hall is a small “wooden box”, where we fell cosy and welcome, but immediately after we are marvelled by the light and the high ceiling of the living room.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Section 06Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioIt was important for the architect to guarantee this process of transition from the public to the private, as well as ensuring adequate privacy in the interior, because of the maximum exposure desired.Inspired by ship containers, the volume set with which the interior is developed, creates a total height in some areas, recreating the great industrial environment of a main ship. This set of different roof heights widens the spaces and makes them more comprehensive, providing a visual relation between the various places in the house.Save this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThis way, it is ensured the feel of a single space occupied by smaller elements, which are distributed trough the building in a “sliding” movement along its length, creating a rhythm that breaks the monotony of the outer body of the building.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioIn a shameless way, the back facade is fully glazed in order to relate with the green backyard, ensuring the direct relation with the outside.All the boxes inside get the chance to relate to this facade with the same hierarchy, as they all are turned into the same big window.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioDue to construction restrictions, the basement floor designed for the atelier wasn’t built. This decision forced a global redesign but it was ensured the minimum changes to the original project of the house.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe Arch House is, therefore, the combination of these three assumptions: the theatricality of the urban facade, the complexity of the pretended use versus the industrial inspiration and the limitations of the plot, that, together, makes this house a complex and unique piece of architecture!Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessFunenhof / Arons en Gelauff ArchitectsSelected ProjectsStriped House / Wutopia LabSelected Projects Share Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Arch House / FRARI – architecture networkSave this projectSaveArch House / FRARI – architecture networkSave this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio+ 73Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyAbout this officeFRARI – architecture networkOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsAveiroPortugalPublished on January 17, 2019Cite: “Arch House / FRARI – architecture network” [Casa do Arco / FRARI – architecture network] 17 Jan 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909450/arch-house-frari-architecture-network Clipboard Manufacturers: Atlantic Wood, Margres, Sosoares, VMZINC Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Photographer:  Ivo Tavares Studio, Courtesy of FRARI – architecture network Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Houses “COPY” Photographs 2018 Arch House / FRARI – architecture network Portugal CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Aveiro, Portugal Year:  Architects: FRARI – architecture network Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Dissident’s wife addresses open letter to president after brother is jailed

first_imgNews June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation President Xi Jinping,I am Liu Xia, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China. I have enjoyed no individual freedom since October 2010, having been placed under house arrest. No one has explained to me why this was done. I have come to suppose that, in this country, being Liu Xiaobo’s wife is a “crime.”I regard the verdict that my younger brother Liu Hui received on 9 June as completely unjust. I seriously question the legitimacy of the judicial apparatus, as I do that of the entire government.Under the rule of law, a country’s authorities should render justice, not indulge in relentless persecution based on violence. Whenever individuals are denied their rights, a tragedy can ensue that casts a bleak shadow over the halo of legitimacy that should surround a government.Criminal justice reveals itself only through the cases it handles. In this particular case, I cannot imagine that the justice we desire can be rendered if the rights of the defendant are ignored and even scorned.Mr. President, the “Chinese dream” you have mentioned will only be achieved by realizing every citizen’s dream. I hope that this Chinese dream will not become for me and for these citizens a “Chinese nightmare.”Today is the day of the traditional Chinese festival of the dragon boats. Can you imagine the state of our family’s spirit at this moment? March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News Liu Xia, citizen Help by sharing this information News ChinaAsia – Pacific A open letter to President Xi Jinping by Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, was posted by her lawyer on Twitter on 14 June, five days after her brother, Liu Hui, was sentenced to 11 years in jail in the latest evidence of the government’s harassment of the families of dissidents.Liu Xia has been under house arrest since October 2010, when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to her husband, who has been serving an 11-year jail sentence on a subversion charge since 2009. Her brother was convicted on a charge of “real estate fraud.”“By giving Liu Xiaobo’s brother-in-law a jail term as harsh as his, the authorities have once against shown the lengths to which they will go to persecute the relatives of dissidents,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Not content with being the world’s only country to be detaining a Nobel peace laureate, despite the many international appeals for his release, the Chinese government persists in intimidating and persecuting his relatives regardless of the fact that it is breaking its own laws.“Liu Xia has shown great courage in continuing to denounce the government’s abuses and needs to be able to count on the support of international bodies and foreign governments. They must end their silence and press China to free Liu Xiaobo, Liu Hui, Liu Xia and all the other journalists and netizens it is holding.”Convicted by a court in the Beijing suburb of Huairou of defrauding a man of 3 million yuan in a real estate deal, Liu was sentenced on 9 June to a fine of 20,000 yuan (about 2,000 euros) and 11 years in prison followed by two years without political rights. Representatives of ten countries including the United States, European Union representatives and foreign journalists were prevented from attending the trial. Liu Xia, who was allowed to attend, described the court’s verdict as “unjust” and “political persecution.”She also challenged the powers assumed by the judicial apparatus and called on the authorities to respect the rights of defendants. June 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dissident’s wife addresses open letter to president after brother is jailed Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en Liu Xia’s letter to President Xi Jinping: ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Appeal to President Lula and ruling party chief over media hostile move

first_img Follow the news on Brazil News to go further Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Organisation News RSF_en Robert Ménard Secretary-General 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Respectfully, BrazilAmericas Reporters Without Borders appeals for calm and hopes your wisdom will prevail. The party resolution is ominous, unworthy of a democratic party and can only make things worse. It should be dropped. BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ToPresident Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and Ricardo Berzoini, president of the Workers’ Party.Dear Sirs,Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the consequences of a resolution passed by the Workers’ Party (PT) national executive on 31 July encouraging party officials and supporters to oppose “the major offensive by the right and their media allies against the party and government.” Gleber Naine, the party’s communication chief, mentioned TV Globo and daily newspapers Correio Braziliense, O Estado de São Paulo, O Globo and A Folha de São Paulo as “playing the opposition’s game as never before.” The resolution seems to us ill-conceived and untimely. The privately-owned media criticised President Lula and his government when he came to power but relations have since improved. The media outlets mentioned have also criticised opposition politicians for corruption, abuse of power and fraud. Just before last October’s general elections, reports of PT members trying to buy forged documents to smear opposition candidates led to reprisals against the media by party activists. Other parties have also been involved in abusing and physically attacking the media. Partisanship cannot be an excuse for such behaviour. The PT executive’s resolution follows wide media coverage of protests after the 17 July plane crash at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas airport and of the crowd’s jeering of President Lula when he opened the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro a few days before the crash. Is this the same as systematic criticism of the authorities? Should the media have not reported these events? Can it be blamed for the public discontent and anger caused by the crash? Reports News August 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal to President Lula and ruling party chief over media hostile move April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

[DEBATE] [Judiciary During Lockdown] Judicial Service Is An ‘Essential Service’ Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

first_imgColumns[DEBATE] [Judiciary During Lockdown] Judicial Service Is An ‘Essential Service’ Amid COVID-19 Lockdown Pareekshit Bishnoi4 April 2020 12:23 AMShare This – x”The importance of the judiciary in political construction is rather profound than prominent”. Today, two Act – the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (“ECA”) and the Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1980 (“ESMA”) read with Order by Ministry of Home Affairs dated, 24.03.2020 (“the Order”) – are guiding us to understand, what are the ‘essential goods’ and ‘essential services’ in this…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”The importance of the judiciary in political construction is rather profound than prominent”. Today, two Act – the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (“ECA”) and the Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1980 (“ESMA”) read with Order by Ministry of Home Affairs dated, 24.03.2020 (“the Order”) – are guiding us to understand, what are the ‘essential goods’ and ‘essential services’ in this wake of the novel epidemic, COVID-19. Pertinently, ESMA enlists defence; hospital and dispensaries; water; sanitation; and services related to purchasing, procurement, storage, supply or distribution of food-grains etc. as ‘essential services’. Similarly, the Order of the Government moulds and earmarks several categories of services as ‘essential services’ and non-essential for the epidemic. This list prescribes hospitals and hospital support services, defence, police, electricity, water, sanitation, bank, transport limited to essential goods or related to fire, law and order, and emergency services, as ‘essential services’. However, these classifications noted in ESMA and the Order, interestingly, does not provide judicial services by the Courts as an ‘essential service’. Though the operation of Court is not enlisted as an ‘essential service’, multiple reasons can be appreciated for the government not enlisting and not suspending the operation of the Courts even in a time of such an epidemic, which has called for a complete lock-down, barring above-said ‘essential services’. The first reason for the continuance of Court services may be attributed to them being a quint-essential in the pyramid of institutions to maintain the ‘law and order’ whose maintenance is generally though ascribed to the police and the defence forces. The second reason is the separation and independence of the judiciary from the other two organs of the Government i.e. the legislature and the executive, inscribed under Article 50 of the Constitution of India, 1950. This empowers the judiciary to continue serving the people even during any of the national emergencies. Due to the independence of the judiciary, unlike legislature, the Hon’ble President or and other Constitutional dignitary or organ of the government, cannot suspend the judicial services temporarily or permanently under the Constitution of India or the Constitution of any other democratic country of the world, in any such exigency. Last, it must be noted that the Courts are the ‘watch-towers guarding the liberty and fundamental rights of the citizens’. It is this primary purpose for keeping the Court services subsisting even during such emergencies. The Courts continue to serve and surveil the arbitrariness in the acts of the other organs. The Courts make other organs work within the bounds of the Constitution and check any transgression on the fundamental rights of the people. Thus, these are the prime reasons for no direction from the government concerning continuation or temporary termination of judicial services despite the operation of the lock-down in the country in wake of the novel epidemic. However, this does not mean that the Courts for their distinct position can continue working with the same conglomeration of advocates and litigants and that no Order or direction from the government binds the judicial services. The non-operation of the Courts is first called upon, because of the inter-dependence, inter-obligation, and inter-responsiveness between the organs of the government within the constitutional bounds. A complete separation of power no inter-organ obligation is undesirable, impractical, and would only prone a system to deadlocks and inefficiencies. It is this congenial and compatible interplay between these organs, duty to check and balance the acts of each other, and the supremacy of human rights which allow and oblige judicial services to be continued, though only for urgent matters. It would be apposite to say herein that the Order of the government governs the judges as individuals and not the judges as a Court. Thus, the Court services are meant to be perennial in all situations in a democratic country subject and such exigencies and exceptions. Second, it may be noted that the directions for the hearing of only extreme urgent matters have been issued under the Supreme Court Rules, 2013, like it, does for holidays (see Order II). Similarly, the High Courts across India have regulated their functioning and the functioning of the sub-ordinate Courts under the exercise of its supervisory jurisdiction under Article 227 and 235 of the Constitution. The directions have been made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Chief Justices of respective High Court who are administrative heads (para. 13, 14) of their respective courts, in their administrative capacities, as ensued by the Constitutional mandate and that too, in the longer and special interest of the society. Thus, because of the deeply embedded principle of the separation of power, the suspension of non-urgent matters have been done on the subsequent directions of the respective administrative heads and not vide straight and specific direction to the judiciary for the limitation of their functioning. Any power in the hands of the legislature or the executive to completely cease the services of the Courts, whether in, temporary or permanent, in any exigency, will make us revisit Montesquieu’s views in his book ‘The Spirit of The Laws’ (1748) wherein while enunciating and explaining his theory of Separation of Power, he observed: “… . .Again there is no liberty if the judicial power be not separated from the legislative and executive. Were it joined with the legislature, the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary control, for the judge would then be the legislator. Were it joined to the executive power, the judge, the judge might behave with violence and oppression…” In light of the above-said, it is the sense of security, an obligation of the Courts towards the society, the inter-organ obligation and pertinently, by the direction of the respective afore-noted Court administrators, empowered under the Constitution vide the Rules drafted thereunder by themselves which has made the Courts suspend their working, except, for urgent matters. It is the duty of the Courts due to sacrosanct standing they hold in a democratic set up to continue operating for extremely urgent matters and check the government’s arbitrariness and transgression on the fundamental rights of the people in times of all exigencies. The performance of this constitutional obligation of the Courts in the present exigency may be briefly appreciated in the light of the herein discussed directions and orders in different petitions. Amid the epidemic, the Supreme Court recently directed the States to consider the release of under-trial prisoners in wake of the epidemic. The Court also directed the Government to take steps to combat fake news and miseries of migrant workers. On another instance, the Court refused to allow prior censorship from the government for news relating to COVID-19. Similarly, different High Courts like Rajasthan High Court issued notice to the State Government for immediate measures for the rehabilitation and food for a daily wage and migrant workers. The Karnataka High Court issued directions to the State Government for refrainment from lathi charge or police excesses, food for the poor, and decongestion in the jails. The Kerala High Court directed release of under-trial prisoners facing up to 7 years of imprisonment. Alike, in civil matters, the Karnataka High Court stayed the auction of properties by the banks till lock-down order is revoked. Similarly, the Bombay High Court ordered an ad-interim injunction on the sale of pledged shares. Similar directions and orders have been made by nearly all High Courts across the nation. Thus, as may be noted, the Courts are continuing to provide and secure justice even at the time extreme exigency in extreme urgent matters. The Courts are operating or adapting to operate the hearing through e-modes to serve the society to the possible extent. Though, in the present situation where many non-essential services have been suspended and people are facing variant challenges which could be addressed by and remedied, yet, the functioning of the Courts makes us realize the primacy to the right to life and liberty of all the people, including prisoners, under the Constitution of India. Further, it makes us remember the Court’s role as guardian of the fundamental rights of people in all situations, and its essence of existence to check and balance the acts of the government. This makes us appreciate the distinct service of the judiciary to society and a need for their continuance at all times, be it epidemic, emergencies, or war. In a writ petition the Kerala High Court while imposing a fine of Rs. 50,000 for a frivolous application noted that “the citizenry ought to realize that the restrictions imposed by this Court on the filing of cases is with a view to ensuring that their fundamental rights as citizens, for access to justice, is guaranteed to the extent possible, even at the cost of exposing the Judges, lawyers, clerks and staff of this Court, to the risk of viral infection”. Thus, though the judicial services may not be not part of the ‘essential services’ under the afore-said Act or the Order, yet, the continuation of the judicial services is fundamental and quint-essential in all the emergencies, including, the present epidemic. It can neither be suspended by the Government nor by the Courts itself considering them being so vital and indispensable in the democratically structured set up of our country. The importance of the judiciary for being too profound at all time, and so is the inter-dependence and inter-organ obligation for efficient working of a country. The judicial service is thus deemed ‘essential service’ in all exigencies in a society. The wheel of justice is deemed to continue to roll, though on a narrow road. Next Storylast_img read more

‘Petitioners Are Like Any Other Couple You Might Meet, Except They Are Both Women’: Plea Moved In Delhi HC Seeking Marriage Equality For Same-Sex Couples

first_imgNews Updates’Petitioners Are Like Any Other Couple You Might Meet, Except They Are Both Women’: Plea Moved In Delhi HC Seeking Marriage Equality For Same-Sex Couples Karan Tripathi8 Oct 2020 1:48 AMShare This – xA plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in India. Filed by Dr Kavita Arora, who has been living with her partner Ankita Khanna for 8 years, the petition seeks a direction to be issued to the Marriage Officer, South East Delhi, to solemnize their marriage under the Special Marriage Act. It is the case of the Petitioner…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?LoginA plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in India. Filed by Dr Kavita Arora, who has been living with her partner Ankita Khanna for 8 years, the petition seeks a direction to be issued to the Marriage Officer, South East Delhi, to solemnize their marriage under the Special Marriage Act. It is the case of the Petitioner that the fundamental right to choose one’s own partner for marriage under Article 21 of the Constitution extends to same-sex couples as well. Any contrary reading, it is argued, would violate the equality before law and would go against the spirit of the Supreme Court’s judgement in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. The petition states that: ‘The law bestows a myriad legal rights and protections in matters of succession, taxation, insurance, maintenance, pension, health and marital privileges that are unavailable to unmarried couples. The Petitioners are deprived of all the legal rights and social benefits that flow from the institution of marriage as the SMAexcludes same-sex couples.’ It is submitted by the Petitioners that what they seek is not the right to be left alone, but the right to be acknowledged as equals and to be embraced with dignity by the law. It is further argued that the Navtej Johar judgment has held that sexual orientation places a positive and negative obligation on the State, which includes non-discrimination under Article 15 of the Constitution. ‘The right to choose a marital partner is a positive obligation of the State to be fulfilled through its existing marriage laws. Excluding same-sex marriage from a legislation governing civil marriage outside personal law renders the SMA violative of constitutional guarantees of dignity, liberty, and equality’, the petition claims. Today, the matter came up for hearing before the Single Bench of Justice Navin Chawla who has directed for this petition to be listed before a Division Bench on October 14. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Senior Advocate Menaka Guruswami, Ms Arundhati Katju, Mr Govind Manoharan, and Ms Surabhi Dhar. 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

Court Verdicts Do Not Give Cause Of Action; Only Declare Law ‘As Was, As Is’: Jammu & Kashmir High Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCourt Verdicts Do Not Give Cause Of Action; Only Declare Law ‘As Was, As Is’: Jammu & Kashmir High Court [Read Order] Akshita Saxena27 Oct 2020 6:17 AMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court has made it clear that a Court order, that might be favourable to any person’s case, does not give him a cause of action and cannot be used to revive a case, otherwise suffering from delay or laches. “Any benefit which are due to an employee during his service carrier have to be claimed while he is in service or at the most, may be immediately…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 Jammu and Kashmir High Court has made it clear that a Court order, that might be favourable to any person’s case, does not give him a cause of action and cannot be used to revive a case, otherwise suffering from delay or laches. “Any benefit which are due to an employee during his service carrier have to be claimed while he is in service or at the most, may be immediately after retirement. The same cannot be claimed more than seven years after the retirement even if in some cases pending before the Court such relief was granted to the employees, who may be in service. The judgments of the Court do not give any cause of action. They only declare the law; ‘as was’, ‘as is’,” the Bench Justice Rajesh Bindal observed. The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by certain retired employees of the State Road Transport Corporation, Jammu, seeking the Cost of Living Allowances (COLA)/ Leave Salary and other benefits, as was granted by the High Court to certain in-service employees in All J&K Workers Union SRTC v. State & Ors. It was submitted that the Petitioners are similarly situated as were the petitioners in the said case and once, the members of the union have been granted the benefits, the Petitioners are also entitled to the same. They should not be discriminated. The High Court however noted that the Petitioners herein had retired more than seven years ago whereas the Petitioner in the All J&K Workers Union’s case (supra) was an in-service employees. In view thereof it was held that the petition deserves to be dismissed on account of delay and laches. The Court observed, “All the petitioners retired from service more than seven years prior to the filing of the present petition. The relationship of master and a servant severed at that stage. Any benefit which are due to an employee during his service carrier have to be claimed while he is in service or at the most, may be immediately after retirement. The same cannot be claimed more than seven years after the retirement even if in some cases pending before the Court such relief was granted to the employees, who may be in service.” Case Title: Subash Chandra & Ors. v. Commissioner State Road Transport Corporation Jammu & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

How do you build a strong and adaptable workforce? (e-book)

first_imgHow do you build a strong and adaptable workforce? (e-book)By Personnel Today on 11 Mar 2021 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Latest News, Personnel Today 2021: The key employee benefits challenges employers facePROMOTED | We take a look at the key trends highlighted in Aon’s 2021 UK Benefits and Trends survey – and the challenges they bring… Make UK launches new Covid 19 HR & Legal Support Programme to protect businesses and safeguard jobsPROMOTED | Make UK has developed a new online suite of services to help manufacturers with the challenges of preparing… HR teams have stepped up to guide their organisation through one of the greatest periods of uncertainty in living memory, as a result of the global pandemic.Shifting workforces practically overnight to remote working, updating policies, supporting employee wellbeing—HR and People teams have achieved all of this and much more by adapting, flexing and being resilient through this unprecedented time of change.However, business resilience isn’t only important in the wake of recent disruptions but it’ll continue to define how organisations operate and perform long into the future. Our e-book, ‘Business resilience and agility: How HR leaders can empower change’ explores:• The areas where HR continues to evolve and change• The value behind business resilience• Eight essential ways HR and People leaders can lead with business resilience and agility• Next steps HR and People leaders can take to get ahead Previous Article Next Article By downloading this report you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and to Sage contacting you in relation to this report and its content. You also confirm that you have read our privacy policy and our cookie policy.First Name*Last Name*Email* No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Company Name*Company Size*1-45-910-1920-4950-99100-199200-499500-9991000-19992000-29993000-49995000-9999>10000Telephone Number*Job Level*HR ManagerHR DirectorHR OfficerHR AdministratorHR ConsultantTraining/development ManagerTraining/development DirectorTraining/development OfficerTraining/development AdministratorTraining/development ConsultantTrainerMarketingLine managerCEO/MDOtherStudentUnemployedJournalistResearcherIf other please specifyIndustry*Advertising / PRAutomotiveBanks / Financial servicesBusiness ServicesConstructionConsulting / Professional / Legal ServicesConsumer GoodsEducation / Academic ResearchEnergy / Oil & GasEvents / TrainingHealthcareHotels / RestaurantsInformation technologyInsuranceManufacturingMarket researchMedia / TVNon-governmental organisation / CharityPharmaceuticals / BiotechnologyPrinting / PublishingProfessional ServicesPublic Services / GovernmentReal Estate / Housing associationsRecreational Activities / EntertainmentRetailSports / FitnessTechnologyTelecomTransportation / LogisticsTravel / LeisureUtilities – Energy / Oil & Gas / WaterOtherIf other please specifyPersonnel Today Group may also contact you in the future about new products, events and services unless you object to receiving such messages by ticking the box below. Personnel Today will not pass your details onto any other third parties. Related posts: Tick here 8 top tips for bossing your PayrollPROMOTED | The first peak of the pandemic has shifted the priorities of large and small businesses alike, making payroll a top concern for UK companies with employee wellbeing a close second, according to new research by Payroll & HR services provider, SD Worx.last_img read more

BYU Athletics Announces New Agreement With Nike

first_img Tags: BYU Athletics/Nike/Tom HOlmoe FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe confirmed that BYU Athletics and Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike, Inc. have reached an agreement on a new 7-year contract to continue its all-sport footwear, apparel and equipment partnership through 2025-2026. BYU officially became an all-Nike school in 2009. The new agreement more than doubles the annual value of the previous Nike agreement and includes annual cash compensation for BYU athletics. Written bycenter_img The Cougars’ relationship with Nike dates back to the late 1970’s when legendary football coach LaVell Edwards had a deal with the athletic apparel company. March 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Athletics Announces New Agreement With Nike Brad Jameslast_img read more

Seabird Exploration announces update on COVID-19

first_imgSo far, the main effect for the Company has been the termination of two OBN surveys off West Africa The company has decided to postpone the remaining outfitting of the Fulmar Explorer until markets normalize. (Credit: Pixabay/C Morrison) The COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect the global economy as well as oil demand.  While market uncertainty is high, the Company continues to work with its clients as usual.  However, to cope with the uncertainty and preserve cash, the Company has decided to reduce costs further and postpone capex until the market situation normalizes and/or we see concrete work for the vessels affected by this.Operations:  The immediate effects of the COVID-19 situation for the Company are operational.  In particular, crew changes for existing projects and mobilization of crew for new projects are made difficult by travel and immigration restrictions.  This may have an impact on operational cost, due to additional salaries and increased travel costs caused by the restrictions.  Worst case, projects may also be delayed or cancelled due to the logistical challenges created by the COVID-19 restrictions.  So far, the main effect for the Company has been the termination of two OBN surveys off West Africa as announced on April 7th.In the event of a prolonged period of economic shutdown, the Company has contingency plans in place to reduce costs even further and place the vessels idle at a very low cost.  In such an event, our ambition is to be able to run the company at less than USD 400k per month including all stacking costs and SG&A, while maintaining ability to operate at least two vessels on contracts simultaneously.  Based on contract negotiations and clients existing plans, management currently has no reason to believe that it will be necessary for the Company to execute on its contingency plans.Capex:  The Company has decided to postpone the remaining outfitting of the Fulmar Explorer until markets normalize and/or the vessel sees a contract award.  Meanwhile, we will reengineer the project with an ambition to reduce the capex need further.  Further, the Company has finished all preparatory work for rigging of the Geo Barents.  The vessel has been bid for a contract in the Eastern hemisphere, and the actual rigging will take place upon contract award.  The remaining cost for rigging the vessel is estimated to be no more than USD 600k.In sum, the actions taken will help the Company preserve cash and enable it to weather a prolonged downturn in our markets.  The Management and Board of Directors is confident that the Company`s strong balance sheet, modern, flexible and competitive fleet, efficient operations and industry-leading and uniquely low-cost position puts Seabird Exploration on a strong footing to weather the current difficult market conditions and improve its competitiveness versus the industry as the economy and oil markets eventually recovers. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img