Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleSunRail Closed todayNext articleBlue Darters destroy Edgewater 78-0 Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply According to Orange County Public School spokesman all scheduled OCPS football games are on as scheduled with the exception of two:Wekiva v. Boone – The game has been moved to Wekiva High School due to poor field conditions at Boone and concern for player safety.Freedom v. South Sumter – The game has been cancelled due to Sumter County not having school today. It will not be rescheduled. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000
Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia December 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSOrange County Corrections Previous articleWhat surprises will be revealed at the State of the City address?Next article90-plus floats, vehicles, marching bands and displays highlight Apopka Christmas Parade Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. December 8, 2017 at 10:08 pm Mama Mia From the Orange County Public Information OfficeOrange County Corrections Department, Valencia Community College, SunTrust and Goodwill Industries hosted what has become a very special event for a very unique population – a commencement ceremony. It was the eighth graduating class to be produced through the Orange County Jail’s Phoenix Construction Program.The construction program, which was first launched in 2016, has since produced 151 graduates. It’s just one of several re-entry programs offered through the jail to help reduce the likelihood of re-offense, by equipping inmates with the right tools to make them more valuable to the workforce once they are released. Upon the completion of their sentence, inmates not only leave with their debt repaid to society but also several new valuable certifications and the work experience to make them competitive candidates for jobs in the construction industry.Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs attended a graduation ceremony in May and presented the commencement address to the graduates.“I commend you for believing and investing in yourselves and your future,” said Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Congratulations on taking this first big step on the path to a better, more positive future for you and for your family.”To date, of the 151 students, 85 have secured employment with 69 now working in the field of construction. And the program is not just reserved for men, but 14 women have also successfully graduated.Manager for Community Corrections and Inmate Programs Linda Brooks oversees the program.“The goal is that inmates leave the jail in a better state than when they came here,” Brooks said. “This program offers new hope and confidence that they can succeed as law-abiding citizens when they return to the community.”The program operates in partnership with Valencia College and Goodwill Industries. Valencia College provides the tools and equipment, and facilitates the course curriculum, while Goodwill provides help in securing employment, as well as follow-up after the inmate is released from jail. But the program couldn’t be successful without employment partners in the construction industry such as the I-4 Ultimate Construction Project in concert with companies like Lane Construction and Skanska.The class assignments also include the completion of a “community betterment project” as a means of giving back. Inmates have constructed picnic tables for a homeless drop-in center, handicapped accessible tables for a senior living facility, bookshelves for the inmate library and chairs for the Faine House, an organization that provides short-term housing to teens transitioning out of the foster care system.While the journey that brought these students to graduation day was not the ideal path, it is the start of a new direction for many and the hope that the circumstances which led them to the jail, will not be repeated.In addition to the construction program, the Orange County Jail also offers culinary training, along with several faith-based initiatives, parenting programs, substance abuse counseling, sexual trauma programs, GED attainment and other literacy resources. Proof that for those inmates that want to make a change in the direction of their life, with a little help and hard work, all things may be possible.Photo Caption: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs congratulates Orange County Jail’s Phoenix Construction Program graduates at the commencement ceremony held earlier this year. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Now there is a Florida Legislator who has proposed a bill that would charge people whose vehicles have been stolen!!! Yes, if you leave your keys in your car and it running somewhere even for a minute, and your car gets stolen this representative wants YOU to be charged…..this was just on the Fox 35 News Orlando. December 8, 2017 at 10:23 pm Reply Please enter your comment! Damn, crime sure pays, as the politicians are soooo concerned about jailbirds and felon’s welfare, anyone else without a criminal record… forget it, you are on your own, and SOL. Seems like the politicians are the criminals best friends. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014
Housing Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of circle west architects+ 6 Share Text description provided by the architects. This is an urban desert, multi-family residential environment designed by Circle West Architects. The Duke represents a forward thinking approach to urban life. Located near Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, the site is set between a series of randomly built structures. Industrial properties lie to the east and south while residential is located to the west and north. The modern, pure building cuts a clean sharp edge through the randomly built environment of the surrounding area. Save this picture!Courtesy of circle west architectsCompressing various functions into individual, yet related spaces and allowing the character of each space to define the others, the building was formed. Compact and efficient, emphasis was placed on sustainable design through successfully participating in Scottsdale’s Residential Green Building Program. The Duke urban condos interior design and amenities include Stainless Steel-finish GE appliances, Stainless Steel kitchen Counters, white glazed Ceramic tile, Quartz Composite flooring in the kitchen and baths, Laminate Cabinets, and commercial-grade carpeting. Save this picture!Courtesy of circle west architectsThe overriding concept is the relationship between community and individuality. The Duke’s intent is to express individuality as a singular building with eight individual homeowners, while promoting community through architectural transparency at the second floor.Save this picture!Courtesy of circle west architectsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale / Steven GuarnacciaArticlesFoster + Partners’ CITIC Bank Headquarters Tower Breaks GroundArticlesProject locationAddress:7047 E Earll Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share The Duke / Circle West Architects The Duke / Circle West ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Duke / Circle West Architects CopyAbout this officeCircle West ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingUnited StatesPublished on April 28, 2011Cite: “The Duke / Circle West Architects” 28 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
2020 Projects Manufacturers: BANDALUX, Technal, Vibia, Baumit, Inalco, iGuzzini, Cype MEP, Cypecad, Ebanistería del Sur SL, Grupo Dima, Gunni-Trentino, Lluria, Saaci 2002, Tarimatec, loxone Year: Architects: Mariano Molina Iniesta Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949180/house-in-la-moraleja-mariano-molina-iniesta Clipboard Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949180/house-in-la-moraleja-mariano-molina-iniesta Clipboard Products used in this ProjectBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesDesign Team:José Luis Zabala de LopeEngineering:Félix Aramburu, Daniel MoreiroLandscape:Marta Puig de la BellacasaConsultants:Alejandra Pombo, María Gil de Montes, Lara ElbazCollaborators:Lolo Rojo, Juan Miguel FríasCity:AlcobendasCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalText description provided by the architects. A house around a holm oak tree. Single-family house in La Moraleja, Madrid. The house is located in an old and prestigious development of the metropolitan area of Madrid. It was originally a privately owned piece of Mediterranean forest that, despite the demographic pressure in the area, has preserved a high environmental quality, due among other things to the careful preservation of the existing holm oaks. The plot where the intervention was developed has several of them, scattered in a soft topography whose most peculiar feature is a slight depression in the eastern half. Next to this depression the largest holm oak of the entire plot stands, and the project was born from the desire to create an indoor-outdoor space around this tree. In this way the house is organized as an L-shape plan whose wings embrace a space in the lowest part of the plot under the shade of this magnificent tree.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThe eastern wing of the L, oriented from north to south, houses the private spaces of the owners on the second floor and its first floor merges with the exterior space next to the large holm oak. The western side, oriented from east to west, has ancillary spaces in the basement, common spaces on the first floor and children’s bedrooms on the second floor. Both wings are vertically displaced by half a level, allowing the gentle accommodation of the house to the existing topography. The connection between these half levels is solved by a generously glazed access block, which serves as the main lobby, a hinge between the two wings of the L and, as mentioned before, the connecting element for the different levels.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThe house strives to display somehow a Mediterranean image, through the combination of white stucco and a type of snecked rubble very popular in the Spanish Mediterranean area. At the same time, by means of the volumetric fragmentation and the play of levels, it does not try to have an objective or imposing character, but to settle down smoothly in its surroundings, looking for the closeness of the trees and blurring its presence due to the play of light and shadow caused by this very proximity. As for the interior space, the same continuity with the environment is sought and particularly expressed in two areas: on the one hand, in the aforementioned multipurpose room of the eastern wing, that intends to merge with the outer space next to the great oak, especially in periods of good weather; and on the other hand, in the dining and sitting room of the western wing, enclosed in its southern side by four large sliding windows that cover a span of 10 meters and may be hidden into the walls. Once they disappear, the complete fusion of that space with the porch and garden on the south side of the plot is achieved.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThe only moment when the design becomes more assertive is in the access volume. The owner wanted a space that, based on memories of his childhood summers, he called “a sea of glass”; a space where, upon entering, he could leave behind the burdens and concerns of everyday life and have the feeling of having arrived home. That space, which at its highest point reaches almost 10 meters, negotiates with the topography and the vertical displacements of the different parts of the house, and at the same time has a strong theatrical character: from the entrance a balcony allows the view of the lower area, with the great holm oak at the back; on the right it gives access to the main hall, and also gets visually connected to it by means of a horizontal gap; on the left it shows the way up to his private space and, finally, a bridge connects this point with the children’s area. We hope that the scale, the view of the garden at the back, the sunlight flooding the space at noon, and the complexity of connecting elements will be able to foster that feeling of “sea of glass” that the owner longed for and gave birth to his house.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalProject gallerySee allShow lessForest Glade House / HesselbrandSelected Projects”A Room for Imagination” Hotel 1818 / Lina Ghotmeh ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal+ 46Curated by Clara Ott Share Area: 959 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs: Imagen Subliminal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Alcobendas, Spain House in La Moraleja / Mariano Molina IniestaSave this projectSaveHouse in La Moraleja / Mariano Molina Iniesta CopyAbout this officeMariano Molina IniestaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlcobendasOn FacebookSpainPublished on October 28, 2020Cite: “House in La Moraleja / Mariano Molina Iniesta” [Vivienda en La Moraleja / Mariano Molina Iniesta] 28 Oct 2020. 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The San Francisco Labor Council, a powerful assembly of labor union delegates, passed a resolution Jan. 14 in support of justice for Alan Blueford. Blueford was killed by Oakland (Calif.) Police Department Officer Miguel Masso on May 6, after he ran from the cops when they rolled up in typical stop-and-frisk fashion.Facebook photo of Alan Blueford, https://www.facebook.com/groups/355178837879562/The resolution, below, is significant in that it not only calls for support for the family of the slain African-American Oakland youth, but also calls for both the firing and prosecution of Masso. The district attorney has declined to prosecute Masso, despite tremendous community pressure and a long list of contradictions in the police report regarding the deadly incident. Adopted unanimously by San Francisco Labor Council, Jan. 14, 2013.Whereas a Black person is killed by law enforcement once every 36 hours, per the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s study;Whereas the federal report monitoring the Oakland Police Department states that the Oakland Police Department pulls guns on Black and Latino people disproportionately to the number of times guns are pulled on whites;Whereas two new reports by a federal monitor criticized the OPD’s handling of officer-involved shootings and Occupy Oakland protests;Whereas Alan Blueford, an 18-year-old Black youth who was about to graduate from Skyline High School, was killed by OPD Officer Masso on May 6;Whereas OPD has provided at least four versions of what happened the night Alan Blueford was killed, including the claim that the Officer Masso was shot in a gun battle with Alan Blueford, when he later admitted that he shot himself in the foot;Whereas the OPD:Engaged in racial profiling and violated numerous OPD policies;Engaged in a cover-up (made numerous false statements and repeatedly changed their story);Showed complete disregard for the life of Alan Blueford and the dignity of the family;Had the coroner’s report withheld from the family for three months, and the police report for five months;Whereas, the coroner’s report reveals that Alan Blueford had no gun residue on his hands, no alcohol or drugs in his system, and implies that Alan Blueford was shot while lying on his back;Whereas Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley declared she will not charge Officer Masso for the killing of Alan Blueford. Her report shows strong bias as, for example, relying on Masso’s statement that Alan was standing when [Masso] first shot him, despite 11 out of 12 witness statements to the contrary;Therefore, be it resolved that the San Francisco Labor Council [passes] a resolution seeking Justice For Alan Blueford and [demands] that the federal monitor take strong action against OPD including:Stopping the OPD from racial and ethnic profiling and violence against people of color;Instituting stricter background checks, training, [and] apprehension and gun use policies within the OPD;The firing of Officer Masso.Further be it resolved that the San Francisco Labor Council [demands] that the Alameda County district attorney immediately charge Officer Masso with murder.Finally be it resolved that the San Francisco Labor Council send this resolution to U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson, Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, SFLC affiliates, the Alameda Labor Council, the California Federation of Labor [and] the AFL-CIO, for concurrence and action.Submitted by Marcus Holder, ILWU Local 10; David Welsh, NALC 214; Carl Finamore, IAMAW, Air Transport Local Lodge 1781; Alan Benjamin, OPEIU Local 3; Allan Fisher, AFT 2121; Rodger Scott, AFT 2121; Alysabeth Alexander, SEIU 1021.Essentially identical resolutions have been passed by ILWU 10 Executive Board and General membership meetings, SEIU 1021 Executive Board, the Oakland Education Association Representative Council (on 12/3/12) and Unite Here 2850 Executive Board (1/7/13).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home Indiana Agriculture News Get Ready for Early Season Pests and Disease in Indiana Fields By Andy Eubank – Mar 2, 2020 Season-of-pests-and-disease-aheadBecause of an unseasonably wet winter in parts of Indiana, especially southern regions, farmers will have to brace for increased insect pressure and fusarium crown rot. Compounding the moisture is very limited freeze events, and that makes a difference.“Sometimes we can freeze that subsoil down 6, 8 inches, and that really helps us when it comes to our pest pressure because it increases insect mortality,” says Channel Seeds technical agronomist Whitney Monin.She tells HAT there are sincere concerns of more insect pressure moving into springtime.“Whether that be early season from a white grub perspective which then turn into Japanese beetles, or whether we’re talking about stinkbug pressure, which had been a real threat across all of Indiana from the last couple of growing seasons. I think that could increase, and even slug pressure which unfortunately we don’t have an insecticide option to support us.”When it comes to disease threats, fusarium crown rot was on the increase last year and it should like what it sees this year.“It loves wet, early season infection when the soils are really damp and moist, and that’s when it can come in and infect our corn plants very early,” she said. “The thing about fusarium crown rot is it lives in the residues. So, for farmers who are going to go back corn on corn specifically from the 2019 growing season where we had more instances of it, I would make sure that they’re talking to whether it’s our local Channel seedsmen or anyone that they’re buying their seed from, and really ask them about crown rot and stalk rot ratings, especially in corn on corn systems, because you want a product that’s going to be very strong on those disease complexes early, because we know there’s going to be more inoculum out there in those fields.”If you had that disease last year, she recommends crop rotation as a mechanism of protection. Consider other protection too, including early season seed treatments and fungicide applications at V5 and V6, because “it’s sure to be another challenging year in 2020.” Get Ready for Early Season Pests and Disease in Indiana Fields Previous articleUSDA Opens Signup March 23 for Added Causes of Loss Under WHIP+Next articleAmerican Dairy Association Indiana Partners with Colts to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE
February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government leaves journalists trapped with residents in Homs News Follow the news on Syria Related documents Government leaves journalists trapped with residents in Homs – Arabic versionPDF – 39.54 KB Organisation Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News Receive email alerts Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria In all, nine journalists have been killed in the course of their work in Syria since July of last year. Gilles Jacquier, a French TV reporter working for France 2, was killed in Homs on 11 January after entering the country with the government’s permission. Syrian journalist Shoukri Ahmed Ratib Abu Bourghoul died in hospital on 2 January from a gunshot wound to the head that he had received three day earlier.Citizen journalist Basil Al-Sayed, 24, was shot in the head by a member of the security forces while filming a bloodbath in Bab Amr on 29 December, and died while being taken to hospital. Photographer and video-reporter Ferzat Jarban was murdered on 20 November after being arrested the previous day in Homs. Soleiman Saleh Abazaid, who ran the “Liberated people of Horan” Facebook page, was killed by a shot to the head on 22 July.Two other Syrian citizen journalists have also been killed. Ramy Al-Sayed of Shaam News Network was killed in a bombardment on 21 February while, Mazhar Tayyara, 24, also known as “Omar the Syrian,” was killed by shrapnel while helping to rescue wounded people during a major bombardment in Homs on the night of 3 February. He had been working for Agence France-Presse for two months.The authorities meanwhile continue to hold nine journalists and media freedom activists who were arrested during a raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression in Damascus on 16 February. Those still detained, who included the head of the centre, Mazen Darwish, are all men. The seven women arrested during the raid have all been freed. to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the Syrian government’s obstinate refusal to allow the evacuation of French journalists Edith Bouvier and William Daniels and British journalist Paul Conroy from Homs, together with the bodies of the two foreign journalists who were killed there on 22 February, Marie Colvin and Remy Ochlik. The cynicism of the government’s spurious pretexts is disgraceful.The press freedom organization is very concerned about Bouvier and Conroy, who both sustained in leg injuries in the same bombardment of the Bab Amr media centre in Homs that killed Colvin and Ochlik, and urges the authorities to observe a ceasefire and allow their evacuation and the provision of humanitarian assistance to the entire population.Reporters Without Borders also calls on China and Russia, the two countries that vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria on 4 February, to assume their responsibility and to get the Syrian government to end the violence against the population and allow the evacuation of the journalists trapped in the besieged city.China and Russia share much of the blame for the dramatic deterioration in the humanitarian situation and the exacerbation of the violence in Syria, having blocked what could have been an international initiative to resolve the conflict. After being besieged for weeks and subject to constant bombardment, the population of Homs is now badly short of water, food and medicine.Neither China nor Russia is attending the “Friends of Syria” conference being held in Tunis today to define a humanitarian aid plan for the Syrian people. Reporters Without Borders has signed a joint appeal to the conference’s participants urging them to “to develop an international strategy for ending the human rights violations in Syria.”Various reports seem to indicate that the Syrian armed forces deliberately targeted the Bab Amr media centre and foreign journalists on 22 February (read the Daily Telegraph and Libération stories). At the same time, a UN independent commission of enquiry headed by Paulo Pinheiro yesterday submitted a report blaming the “highest levels” of the Syrian armed forces and government for the human rights violations and naming those held responsible in a sealed envelope that was given to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.The Chinese and Russian delegations cannot continue to close their eyes to the facts and paralyze the international community. There must be a united stand against the Assad regime at the special meeting of the UN Human Rights Council that is due to be held next week in Geneva.In a video posted on YouTube yesterday, Bouvier, a freelancer who works for Le Figaro and other media, said that her femur was broken along its length and that she needed urgent evacuation. Daniels, a photographer, said he was lucky not to have been injured in the attack. March 12, 2021 Find out more News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Conroy also appealed for assistance in a separate video, saying he had sustained three leg wounds in the attack that killed Ochlik, a French photographer, and Colvin, an American war correspondent. News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more
Top Stories”Suit is Withdrawn, All Questions Of Law Shall Remain Open”: Supreme Court Disposes Ex SCBA Secy. Ashok Arora’s Plea Against His Suspension Mehal Jain14 Dec 2020 11:37 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed off SCBA’s erstwhile Secretary Ashok Arora’s plea against his suspension as having become infructuous, while observing that “all questions of law shall remain open”.With feuding leaders of the Supreme Court Bar Association consenting for a settlement, the Delhi High Court had on Friday closed a suit filed by Arora challenging the decision of the SCBA…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed off SCBA’s erstwhile Secretary Ashok Arora’s plea against his suspension as having become infructuous, while observing that “all questions of law shall remain open”.With feuding leaders of the Supreme Court Bar Association consenting for a settlement, the Delhi High Court had on Friday closed a suit filed by Arora challenging the decision of the SCBA to suspend him from the post of secretary, observing that when the bar gets divided, it also weakens the bench which gets strength from lawyers. When Arora’s SLP came up before the bench headed by Justice A. M. Khanwilkar on Tuesday, Arora submitted, “The settlement has been given to the High Court. The EC (Executive Committee of the SCBA) is not pressing the suspension resolution. The term is also over, so there is no hurry. The suit is over, but if Your Lordships feel like, you may resolve the law point- the High Court order has gone beyond the EC meeting. The High Court held that the President can suspend the Secretary. This may create a problem for all bar associations and societies””You have withdrawn the suit? Now listen to the order we are passing”, observed Justice Khanwilkar.”The suit stands withdrawn. So this SLP is disposed off as infructuous, leaving the questions of law open”, the bench recorded in its order.The Supreme Court had last Thursday adjourned the special leave petition filed by Arora against the Delhi High Court order wherein his plea seeking a stay on his suspension from SCBA was rejected.A Bench of Justices Khanwilkar and BR Gavai heard the matter and allowed Arora to argue in person. However, due to audio issues, the Court adjourned the plea to Tuesday.In Thursday’s hearing, Arora submitted to the Court that he wanted to argue in person. To this, the Bench responded that as Arora was an advocate of the Supreme Court, he should have been aware of the practices. “You are advocate of this Court. You know the practice. You should discharge your advocate. Don’t get involved. This is not the correct procedure. If you have engaged an Advocate-on-Record, first discharge him and then address us”, directed the Bench. Arora sought for permission to make a statement on the same. As the AOR agreed to make a statement for the discharge, the Court dictated an Order whereby they allowed Arora to argue.Arora then commenced his submissions and stated that the entire of sequence of events was “disgusting”. “Before I go to the impugned order, I need to point out one incident in the sequence of events. They are so disgusting. The interim relief I want is that the suspension is continuing”, averred Arora. He brought to the fore the issue that despite his suspension, the letterhead of the SCBA showed his name as “Hony. Secy. Ashok Arora (Under Suspension)”. “This is defamatory and humiliating”, noted Arora. The Bench asked Arora to take up the matter with SCBA and request them to remove the name from the letterhead.Arora then recounted the event of February 22nd – “Mr. Dave. insulted the President and the Prime Minister of India by boycotting the function organized by the Supreme Court. When this happened, a letter was signed seeking for his removal as the SCBA head. 410 people signed it.”It was submitted by Arora that the Emergency General Body Meeting which had been called by him was done so according to the Rules which empowered the Secretary to call such a meeting. “Since 410 members made a request to the Secretary, citing that Dave had insulted the PM, President and foreign dignitaries, I was empowered to call the meeting”, said Arora. The Bench asked Arora for the suspension notice, however, due to the audio issues, the matter could not proceed and was adjourned to Tuesday.On Friday, Justice Rajiv Shakdher of the Delhi High Court passed an order putting an end to the proceedings after both the parties — Arora and SCBA President Dushyant Dave — consented for a settlement.When you get divided like this, it does not go down well in the bar,” the judge said adding that “I feel at the end of the day, the bar and the bench belong to the same fraternity. If you get weakened, the bench gets weakened. We get strength from you.Justice Shakdher, who suggested parties to settle the issue, also recorded that since the term of the current executive committee (EC) of SCBA comes to an end on December 14 and the elections for constitution of a fresh panel are expected in mid-January, 2021, the SCBA will not take the suspension resolution further.It also noted that since Arora’s term as secretary of SCBA comes to an end, he has made a statement that he would not participate in the EC proceedings henceforth.The court also said that Arora’s suspension will not come in the way of his participation in fresh elections.Arora said he will withdraw all legal proceedings initiated by regarding his suspension.Earlier in October, another judge of the high court had refused to grant interim relief of staying the SCBA resolution to Arora. The single judge’s order was upheld by a division bench in November.In the suit, Arora has challenged his suspension on the ground that his removal by the Executive Committee of SCBA was in violation of principles of natural justice.SCBA had earlier told the court that principles of natural justice were followed before suspending its secretary Arora from the post.It had claimed that there was an attempt to hijack the functioning of the association after which the need to suspend Arora arose.The Executive Committee of the SCBA had passed a resolution on May 8, suspending Arora from the post of secretary with immediate effect in a meeting held through an online conference.The suspension had come a day after Arora had called an emergent general meeting (EGM) of the lawyers’ body on May 11 to deliberate on the agenda for removing senior advocate Dushyant Dave from the post of SCBA President.The Executive Committee had also cancelled the proposed EGM and decided to set up a three-member panel to look into the allegations against Arora, an SCBA official had said.The official had said the decision to suspend Arora was taken by the majority of participating lawyers.Differences appeared among the top office bearers in the SCBA over the stand taken by the lawyers’ body on a ”resolution” concerning statements made by Justice Arun Mishra (since retired) about Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the International Judicial Conference-2020.The BCI had on May 10 stayed the May 8 decision of the Executive Committee of the SCBA to suspend Arora with immediate effect by terming the suspension as illegal, cavalier, undemocratic and autocratic .Shortly after Dave had issued the February 25 ”resolution”, allegedly signed by several members of the lawyers” body expressing concern over Justice Mishra’s statements, Arora had claimed that “no resolution has been passed” as he did not sign the statement released to the media.Arora had then said, “There was no executive council or general body meeting of the Association. The President has taken an arbitrary dictatorial and irresponsible stand. He cannot speak on behalf of the SCBA without calling a general body meeting or meeting of the executive council on such a serious issue”.Arora had said that all the communication to the media is to be sent through the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who is General Secretary of the SCBA.The lawyers’ body in its resolution had said, “The SCBA expresses its strong reservations on the statement and condemns the same strongly. The SCBA believes that the independence of the judiciary is the basic structure under the Constitution of India and that such independence be preserved in letter and spirit.”On February 22, Justice Mishra had praised Prime Minister Modi, while delivering the vote of thanks at the inaugural function of the International Judicial Conference 2020 – ”Judiciary and the Changing World” and termed him as an “internationally acclaimed visionary” and a “versatile genius, who thinks globally and acts locally”.Next Story
Speciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees has opened a store in Liverpool’s Metquarter centre today (15 July).The store, which is the ninth opening for 200 Degrees in the UK, spans 2,000 sq ft and has seating for 72 covers. It serves coffee from the 200 Degrees roast house in Nottingham, as well as deli-style sandwiches, baguettes, salads, soups, cakes and pastries, all prepared daily on the premises. The opening has created 20 new jobs in the city.“We are delighted to open our doors in the go-to retail destination that is Liverpool’s Metquarter,” said Tom Vincent, co-founder and director at 200 Degrees.“The city has an incredible food and drink scene, which we can’t wait to be a part of and, in our prime position on the ground floor of the centre, we relish the chance to serve people shopping, working in neighbouring businesses or anyone seeking out a relaxing space to enjoy our hand-roasted coffee, freshly prepared food and perhaps one or two of our sweet treats.“As with all of our coffee shops, we’ve worked very hard to give the Liverpool store a unique, welcoming atmosphere with our signature ‘Hand Made in England’ copper wall, comfy interior and outdoor café seating area – where customers can enjoy the warmer months.”
Yonder Mountain String Band, the premiere jamgrass outfit from Nederland, Colorado, has just released Mountain Tracks 6, the first release in this live series since 2008. While Yonder has still released hard-copy live albums over the past nine year, with Live From Stubb’s BBQ coming out last year, instead of a full show, Mountain Tracks 6 is a compilation of some of the band’s favorite live songs from the beginning half of their 2016 tour.In addition to classic Yonder tracks we’ve come to know and love, the album also contains covers of Blind Melon’s “No Rain” and America’s “Sister Golden Hair.” It also contains two “sandwich” tracks, showcasing Yonder’s expertise in building out of a song and then back into it. As Adam Aijala said of Mountain Tracks 6, “It’s been a long time since we’ve released a hard copy of a live show, but we’ve received a lot of requests over the past couple of years. We were happy to oblige. Hope you enjoy it!”The album is available for purchase on their website and tour merch booth, and will be going up on Spotify April 7th.Yonder Mountain String Band’s Mountain Tracks 6 Track Listing1. Around You2. Black Sheep3. Sister Golden Hair4. I’m Lost5. Pass This Way > E.M.D. > Pass This Way6. No Rain7. Drawing A Melody > Summer In The City > Drawing A Melody