Sycamore House / Kovac Architects

first_img Photographs Projects 2010 United States ArchDaily Sycamore House / Kovac ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSycamore House / Kovac Architects Year:  Sycamore House / Kovac Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Pacific Palisades, United States Houses CopyAbout this officeKovac ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPacific PalisadesWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 05, 2012Cite: “Sycamore House / Kovac Architects” 05 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Kovac Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lisa Romerein+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/302288/sycamore-house-kovac-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Lisa RomereinSave this picture!© Lisa RomereinRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Designed as the home of firm Principal Michael Kovac, Sycamore House serves as a laboratory for the firm’s ongoing research into sustainable architecture and a showcase for Kovac’s design philosophy. The home’s seamless integration of environmental systems and green materials has made it one of the first in California to garner Platinum Certification from the USGBC LEED for Homes Program.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinSycamore House takes its name from three beautiful trees on the site that originally attracted Kovac to the property; the simple geometry of the house is driven by the steeply descending site. Nestled into the downhill side of a ridge top street, the 3,400 square-foot home presents a deceptively modest one-story face to the street, while a view from below reveals a series of sculpted volumes over three floors. Inspired by the surrounding sycamores, Kovac commissioned artist Jill Sykes to turn the minimal street facade of recycled fiber cement panels into a canvas into which her subtle shadow patterns were etched.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinA 23-foot tall interior concrete wall anchors Sycamore House to its site and organizes the house formally and functionally. The wall’s weighty presence provides an elegant counterpoint to a delicate cantilevered stair connecting the upper living spaces to private spaces below. Its thermal mass helps to regulate air temperature while its vertical expanse encourages natural ventilation, both guiding warm air to clerestory windows and drawing cool canyon breezes from below.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinPhotovoltaic panels provide for nearly all of the house’s power needs, and a green roof insulates the home and reduces storm water runoff. The house also employs an array of sustainable materials, including high fly ash content concrete, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified woods, reclaimed wood flooring, zero-VOC paints, recycled glass tile, formaldehyde-free plywood, and high efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinThe effort toward maximum sustainability extended beyond the design of the new home to encompass the ‘deconstruction’ of the existing house on the site. Prior to its removal, site vegetation was cleared by a herd of grazing goats. Interior fixtures and appliances were removed and donated to Habitat for Humanity, while framing lumber was re-used elsewhere in low-income construction. Overseen by The Reuse People, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to keeping usable building materials out of landfills, the process repurposed a minimum 75% of the existing building material.Save this picture!Plan Project gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Applied Data Trees in GrasshopperArticlesSt. Horto Winning Proposal / OFL ArchitectureArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/302288/sycamore-house-kovac-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

NCVO chooses Dr Priya Singh as new Chair

first_img Melanie May | 5 October 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  619 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Priya was the stand-out candidate in a high-quality field. Her background in medicine, risk and healthcare business and charity leadership, means that she brings valuable skills and extensive governance experience.”Interim chair Anne Heal said:“I look forward to welcoming Priya to the role as Chair of NCVO in November. With NCVO’s new strategy placing a heavy emphasis on deepening its connection to its membership, Priya brings a wealth of highly relevant experience – not only at board level but also from the perspective of running a small charity, supporting volunteering and delivering on a limited budget.”  620 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: NCVO Recruitment / people The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has chosen Dr Priya Singh as its new Chair, due to take over the role in November.Dr Singh has a background in general medicine, specialising in medical law, ethics and patient safety. She spent more than 20 years at the Medical Protection Society, where she was responsible for the provision of professional services to 290,000 doctors, dentists, and other health professionals around the world.She is Executive Director of the Society for Assistance of Medical Families, and a member of NCVO, a Non-Executive Director of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, a member of the London Policing Ethics Panel and an associate with Working With Cancer, a social enterprise helping people with cancer to return to and remain in work.Dr Singh succeeds Anne Heal, a trustee of NCVO since 2015 who was appointed as Chair on an interim basis to allow time for an extensive search and recruitment process. This follows the term served by Peter Kellner, who was Chair of NCVO for three years from 2016-2019.Dr Priya Singh said:“This is a challenging time for us all and I am absolutely delighted to be joining the trustees, Karl and the talented NCVO team at a pivotal moment in NCVO’s history. Recent months have brought into sharp focus the vital role that charities and volunteers play in society, doing whatever it takes during the pandemic to support the communities we serve. We need to do all that we can to support them, amplifying voices and maximising impact. I look forward to bringing my experience in leading membership organisations, to give sharp focus to the things that NCVO can do to support its members and the wider sector.”Dr Singh’s appointment follows a competitive search process led by NCVO’s president, Baroness Jill Pitkeathley and managed by executive search consultancy firm Green Park. Baroness Pitkeathley was joined on a selection panel by NCVO’s co-vice-chairs, Julie Bentley and Vanessa Griffiths, along with governance expert and former NCVO trustee Jules Mason.The panel presented a recommendation to the full board in early June, which they accepted. The appointment is for a three-year term, and is subject to ratification at NCVO’s annual general meeting on 23 November.Commenting, Baroness Pitkeathley said: Advertisement NCVO chooses Dr Priya Singh as new Chairlast_img read more

Berkeley, Calif., says: Save the People’s Post Office

first_imgWW photoAbout 200 people rallied on July 27 “in direct defense of our post office” on the steps of the threatened historic main post office building in downtown Berkeley, Calif. The rally was part of a national weekend of action to save the U.S. Postal Service, including actions at threatened post offices in the Bronx, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; Tacoma, Wash.; and at the Southern Calif. offices of Rep. Darrell Issa, who is leading the Congressional effort to dismantle and privatize the USPS.Rally speakers included Dave Welsh, retired letter carrier and delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council; Norman Solomon, author of “Privatizing Our Future: What’s at Stake and How to Stop It”; Hannah Appel, author of “You Are Not a Loan: Debt Resistance and the Post Office”; Kriss Worthington, Berkeley City Council member; Dr. Gray Brechin, author and historical geographer; and Dorsey Nunn, of Prisoners with Children, speaking as an ex-prisoner on the importance of mail to prisoners.At the end of the rally, the Direct Defense Action Team to Save the Berkeley Post Office announced plans to camp out on the steps of the post office, in coalition with Strike Debt Bay Area. They began to set up tents. Free food was provided by people from Occupy Oakland and other donations.The statement on “Why We Are Here” reads in part: “We demand that the USPS reverse its decision to ‘relocate’ Berkeley’s Main Post Office and sell our Post Office building, and instead provide Post Office services in our Post Office building. We intend to defend our Post Office building and our right to Post Office services with our physical presence until this demand is met.”When asked about the encampment, Welsh responded about the racist nature of the campaign to demolish the post office and bust the unions. He described the USPS as “this country’s largest unionized employer. … Today the Postal Service is the largest single source of Black employment — 20 percent of the postal workforce. For many workers of all nationalities, it is one of the few places where living-wage jobs are still available in our low-pay, ‘post-industrial’ economy.“The campaign to privatize and deunionize the USPS is a threat to the livelihood of every affected worker and neighborhood,” asserted Welsh. “But it stands to hit hardest in those communities of color that are already suffering unemployment at Great Depression levels. We need a movement that puts in the forefront those most impacted by the postal crisis — Black, Brown and rural communities, elderly, people with disabilities and low-income people.”On day two of the encampment, people were stopping by all day long in support, reading literature about the struggle, signing petitions, donating toward food, and enjoying music provided by various talented volunteers. A general assembly was held to discuss some rules for the camp and plan for Monday’s opening of business at the post office. The protesters, who are demanding that the post office be kept open, are not blocking the entrance or trying to shut it down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Expect Cost of Pork to Rise

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Under pressure from animal rights activists and sensing a shift in consumer sentiment, several major pork producers have agreed to phase out gestation crates and switch to more open pens. Some of that change will come as U.S. pork producers build new barns and retrofit old ones to give hogs more space.  Many of those same producers point out that consumers opposed to keeping pregnant sows in tight cages can expect to pay for their clearer consciences with higher food prices.Dennis Treacy, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods, says major pork buyer McDonald’s Corporation recently announced its suppliers will have to stop using gestation pins as well. He says – that announcement was a tipping point in the debate about gestation stalls versus pens. Smithfield had converted 30 percent of its company-owned farms by the end of December and is on track to meet its goal of switching all of them by 2017.Dave Warner, spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council says – putting open pens into existing barns cuts production because the buildings can’t hold as many sows. But building bigger barns to accommodate group pens is expensive, and smaller producers who can’t afford to retrofit existing barns could be forced out of business, further reducing supplies. On top of that add veterinary costs that can go up because sows tend to fight and sometimes injure each other.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Mar 22, 2012 Expect Cost of Pork to Rise SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Expect Cost of Pork to Rise Previous articleUSDA Trade Mission on its way to ChinaNext articleLugar Co-sponsors Two Bills to Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Farmers Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising

first_img Elanco initiated legal action last week in an eastern Wisconsin U.S. District Court against international dairy conglomerate Arla Foods. Elanco wants the court to force Arla to stop what it calls a deceptive advertising campaign and false business practices against rbST, which is a supplement marketed and sold by Elanco under the brand name Prosilac. Elanco says the technology has been proven safe and effective since it was first approved by the FDA in 1993. The Arla campaign is called “Live and Unprocessed,” launching across America in late April.The campaign is based upon a child’s understanding of what rbST is and then brings the perception to life as an animated monster with razor-sharp horns and electrified fur. Elanco’s complaint says it believes that Arla is intentionally deceiving the public about the safety of rbST. The product has been used for more than 20 years, with rbST used to help cows give more milk without changing the safety and quality of American dairy products.Source: NAFB News Service Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 25, 2017Next articleU.S. Ethanol Production Down Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – May 24, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

INFB’s Chism Named Chair of Agriculture Council of America

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 29, 2018Next articleUSDA Report Highlights Benefits of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Farmers Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News INFB’s Chism Named Chair of Agriculture Council of America By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 28, 2018 Planning for the 2019 National Ag Day began this month as the new Board of Directors for the Agriculture Council of America held their annual meeting at John Deere Financial in Johnston, IA. Isabella Chism, Indiana Farm Bureau’s 2nd Vice President, has been named the Chair for 2018-2019. Other positions on the board:Vice Chair: Greg Horstmeier, DTN/The Progressive FarmerSecretary/Treasurer: Cyndee Smiley, John DeereMembersMolly Ball, National FFA FoundationNancy Barcus, Agriculture Future of AmericaTricia Beal, Farm Journal FoundationCurt Blades, Association of Equipment ManufacturersAmy Bradford, Growmark, Inc.Tom Brand, National Association of Farm BroadcastingJohn Chrosniak, Corteva AgriscienceAnnette Degnan, CHS Inc.Lynn Henderson, Agri Marketing MagazineAllison Rivera, National Cattlemen’s Beef AssociationNational Ag Day is organized each year by the Agriculture Council of America. National Ag Day is set for March 19, 2019. SHARE INFB’s Chism Named Chair of Agriculture Council of America Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Journalists targeted after parliamentarian incited violence against them

first_img News September 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists targeted after parliamentarian incited violence against them BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 19, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF_en to go further News Follow the news on Bangladesh BangladeshAsia – Pacific News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Receive email alerts MP withdraws complaints against journalistsParliamentary representative Shahidul Islam Master of the southern city of Jhenidah announced at a meeting of the Jhenidah press club that he was withdrawing the complaints he had brought against 17 journalists. _____________________________________________________________________________22.09.2005Journalists targeted after parliamentarian incited violence against themReporters Without Borders voiced outrage at assaults on journalists after a Member of Parliament from the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Shahidul Alam Talukder, made a hate-filled speech against the press in which he incited violence against them.Members of the BNP seized and viciously beat Anwar Hossain, journalist on daily newspaper Dainik Khobor Patra over a two-hour period on 17 September 2005. Four days later, a reporter on Channel I television was clubbed by a police officer while covering a demonstration.”Some unscrupulous militants in the ruling party are abusing their political position in continuing to use violence to intimidate the independent press,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“It is essential for the authorities to react by carrying out a serious investigation into the activities of some members or protégés of the BNP.”Member of Parliament Shahidul Alam Talukder verbally threatened journalists at a BNP meeting in Baufal, in the south of the country on 31 August 2005. His speech was peppered with insults and incitement to violence, in particular towards correspondents of national media in his constituency.Talukder is already on Reporters Without Borders’ black list, ‘Enemies of press freedom’. On 9 August he attacked and seriously injured journalist Manjur Morshed, of the daily Ajker Kagoj, because he wrote an article implicating him in a corruption case. Dainik Khobor Patra journalist Anwar Hossain had to be rescued by colleagues after BNP activists abducted and viciously beat him for two hours in Jamalpur, near Dhaka on 17 September after his paper carried an article he had written on a corruption case. A local BNP official, who was interviewed by the press, acknowledged the facts and apologised. The two sides then got together to agree on an amicable way to bring the matter to a close.Channel I reporter Mahbub Matin was clubbed by a police officer while covering a demonstration by opposition party women in the capital on 21 September and suffered a knee injury. He told Reporters Without Borders that the police officer beat him even though he clearly identified himself as a journalist.Reporters Without Borders also expressed concern about an escalation in abusive complaints made against journalists by leaders of the ruling party. MP Shahidul Islam Master in Jhenidah, near Jessore, laid a complaint at the beginning of September against the correspondents and managing editors of 17 dailies, including Janakantha. He said the newspapers had “hurt his feelings”.In the same Jhenidah region, M. Mahfuz, correspondent for the regional newspaper Dainik Gramer Kagoj, suffered a brutal attack on 11 September, at the hands of members of a local criminal gang. He was left with a broken right hand and needed 17 stitches to a head wound. He is currently in hospital in Kushtia after an operation to try to restore the use of his hand. M. Mahfuz wrote an article on 7 September about the criminal activities of the “Janajuddhya” group, headed by a man known as Kader. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that he was afraid to return to the town for fear of reprisals. Help by sharing this information Organisation News Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Reporters Without Borders condemned harassment and bullying of the independent press after ruling BNP party militants assaulted a journalist who exposed corruption, just a few days after BNP deputy Shahidul Alam Talukder (picture) delivered a hate-filled speech against the press. Police clubbed a journalist during a demonstration in the capital. last_img read more

€7,812 for three-day Limerick mayoral trip to Boston

first_imgNewsLocal News€7,812 for three-day Limerick mayoral trip to BostonBy Alan Jacques – July 16, 2015 1279 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleRugby – Young Munster’s Gearoid Lyons to captain Ireland sevensNext articleGAA – Limerick’s Ryan to remain Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (centre) with Limerick council official Josephine Cotter-Coughlan and Mayor Kevin Sheahanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (centre) with Limerick council official Josephine Cotter-Coughlan and Mayor Kevin SheahanFORMER Mayor Kevin Sheahan’s recent three-day trip to Boston cost over €2,712 more than originally estimated by Limerick city and county council.At a special meeting held in the Dooradoyle council chamber on April 15 last, a local authority administrator stated that the visit by Cllr Sheahan and one official would cost around €5,100. However, the Limerick Post has learned this week that the tab for the US trip actually came to €7,812.The flights cost €2,708 with the bill for accommodation for three nights at the four-star Renaissance Boston Waterfront coming to €3,906. A further subsistence payment of €1,144 was also made to the travelling councillor and his travelling local authority companion.During the meeting at County Hall prior to his visit, Cllr Sheahan explained that he hoped his visit would yield benefits for Limerick in the areas of tourism, culture, community and economic development. The Mayor also informed the meeting that there were now daily flights between Shannon and Boston and that this should have a positive effect for tourism in both cities.He had originally proposed to go on an 18-day tour of four cities in the United States to include New Brunswick, Boston, Kansas and Santa Clara. However, mediation from Fine Gael and members of his own party forced him to cut his trip dramatically. The trip was proposed and seconded by Fianna Fail councillors Kieran O’Hanlon and Mike Donegan.The former Fianna Fail mayor touched down in Boston at 6.41pm on Monday May 25 and arrived back in Shannon at 6.15am on Thursday May 28. During his stay, Cllr Sheahan met with Irish-American Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh and his team.“During discussions, I initiated the process of exploring a twinning arrangement between Limerick and Boston and I look forward to this process being finalised over the coming months,” the Askeaton politician said on his return.The first mayor of Limerick City and County also availed of the opportunity while in Massachusetts to visit the headquarters of Analog Devices which employs over 1,000 people at its state-of-the-art Limerick facility.“I particularly wanted to express my appreciation to its management for the continued presence, growth and expansion of the multi-million euro Limerick plant which I know was appreciated,” Cllr Sheahan explained.Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville was criticised by some members when he raised questions over the cost of the trip and asked to see a full itinerary during a special meeting in April.Approval for the visit was passed by a majority of councillors with the three AAA members abstaining.This week Cllr Prendiville said that the figures for the costs of the Boston trip prove the AAA’s theory about a “junket culture on the council”.“People will not forget that Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Fein and the Independents all supported this trip, and it has been the AAA alone who have blown the whistle on this culture,” Prendiville told the Limerick Post.“Earlier this year Caherdavin Library was shut, a ‘saving’ of €2,000 a year for the council. Now it emerges the Mayor has spent almost four times that on a three-day trip. Hotel bills of a grand a night, a further thousand euro in spending money, it all seems very lavish and unnecessary to me. We must remember this is all paid for through the taxes of ordinary working class people. The other parties would do well to remember all this the next time such trips are being discussed.”Meanwhile, Cllr Sheahan’s controversial council trip to Calais this June to foster links in the area of lace production cost €904. Ahead of the visit to northern France the two leading Fianna Fáil members of Limerick City and County Council came to loggerheads over who should take up the invitation. Sheahan’s deputy mayor and party colleague Cllr Joe Crowley believed he was more deserving of the trip, which took place between June 18 and 20.“As I am coming towards the end of my term as deputy mayor, it would be nice to have had some trip away,” Cllr Crowley commented at the time. Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSbostonCllr Kevin SheahanlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMayor of Boston Marty Walsh Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Tendency To Settle The Dispute In The Street Is Contrary To ‘Rule Of Law’, Says Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesTendency To Settle The Dispute In The Street Is Contrary To ‘Rule Of Law’, Says Himachal Pradesh HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 July 2020 4:39 AMShare This – xTendency to settle the dispute in the street is contrary to the aim of establishment of ‘Rule of Law’ and to form a civilized society, remarked the Himachal Pradesh High Court in a recent judgment. Justice Vivek Singh Thakur observed thus while considering anticipatory bail pleas of persons who were allegedly involved in a street fight which resulted in serious injury to the complainants….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?LoginTendency to settle the dispute in the street is contrary to the aim of establishment of ‘Rule of Law’ and to form a civilized society, remarked the Himachal Pradesh High Court in a recent judgment. Justice Vivek Singh Thakur observed thus while considering anticipatory bail pleas of persons who were allegedly involved in a street fight which resulted in serious injury to the complainants. Some complaints were lodged against the accused. The state opposed the plea stating that the incident is likely to percolate as a communal issue. Referring to the CCTV footage placed on record, the Court noted that the incident had taken place in broad daylight, where two persons were beaten in presence of mass gathering by calling other assailants through mobile call and out of that mass gathering some persons were actively participating and some persons were silently either supporting or viewing the incident as some appeared to be silent spectators. Persons, who came to rescue the victims, were also beaten on the spot and victims who managed to flee from the spot were also chased and beaten along with those, who came to rescue them, it said. The Court observed: Such incidents are blur on the civilized society. Even if, there was a grudge against the victims, assailants would not have taken law in their hands, but should have reported to the appropriate authority or their elders so as to resolve the issue. Tendency to settle the dispute in the street is contrary to the aim of establishment of ‘Rule of Law’ and to form a civilized society. The means and manner to resolve dispute in present case, are definitely highly depricable. The court said that the accused, except one of them named Khalid, are not entitled to get anticipatory bail. Click here to Read/Download Judgment 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

[Breaking] BJP Leader Seeks AG’s Consent To Initiate Contempt Against Andhra CM Jagan For Public Allegations Against Justice Ramana

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] BJP Leader Seeks AG’s Consent To Initiate Contempt Against Andhra CM Jagan For Public Allegations Against Justice Ramana LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Oct 2020 7:21 AMShare This – xAn application has been filed before the Attorney General for India seeking his consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his advisor, Ajeya Kallam IAS for making public allegations against Justice NV Ramana, judge of the Supreme Court.The application filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyaya before AG K…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?LoginAn application has been filed before the Attorney General for India seeking his consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his advisor, Ajeya Kallam IAS for making public allegations against Justice NV Ramana, judge of the Supreme Court.The application filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyaya before AG K K Venugopal states :”It has been two weeks since the release of the letter in the public domain, and as yet, there has been no suo-motu contempt action initiated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. As a responsible advocate of this Court, and a servant of justice, I would be failing in my duty if I allowed things to remain as they are”. Upadhyaya, who also happens to be the petitioner in the PIL seeking expeditious trial of cases against MPs/MLAs, states that he has reasons to believe that the Andhra CM’s unprecedented action was a response to the order passed by a bench headed by Justice Ramana on September 16 to fast-track the criminal trial against legislators. He mentions that Jagan Mohan Reddy is facing a number of criminal cases for corruption and disproportionate assets. Following the direction of the Supreme Court, the High Court has passed directions for commencing day-to-day trial of cases against MLAs.This, according to the petitioner, prompted the Chief Minister to write the letter to the Chief Justice with allegations against Justice N V Ramana.”..the effect of this release to the public is to undermine the efforts that the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ramana is taking to ensure that trials against MPs/MLAs (including Shri Y.S.J.Reddy) are expedited”, the petition states.He states in his petition that the letter sent by Jagan Mohan Reddy to the Chief Justice of India on October 6 is “scurrilous in nature and wholly attempts to interfere with the independence of the judiciary”.On October 10, Ajeya Kellam IAS, the Principal Advisor to the Andhra CM, convened a press meeting to release the contents of the letter to the media.In this regard, Upadhyaya states in the petition :”The audacious assault by the Chief Minister and Shri Kellam on the judiciary of the country is without precedent. The timing of the letter, the contents of the same, the rush to spill it to the public while the matter was pending with the Chief Justice and the separate Statement read out by Shri Kellam make it manifestly clear that this was done to interfere with the course of justice and lower the authority of the court”.He states that the complaint is a direct attack on a sitting judge, who is next in line to be the Chief Justice of India. It was on October 6 that the Andhra Chief Minister send the complaint to the CJI, alleging that certain judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh were biased towards the main opposition party in the State, the Telugu Desom Party. The explosive complaint alleged that Justice Ramana has been influencing the sittings of the High Court including the roster of a few judges in matters that are important to the TDP.He requested the CJI to look into the matter and consider initiating steps “as may be considered fit and proper to ensure that the state judiciary’s neutrality is maintained”.Two petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking action against Jagan Mohan Reddy for his move against the judges.The Bar Council of India, Supreme Court Bar Association and the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association have passed resolutions condemning the act of the Andhra CM.The President of the SCBA, Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, however, termed that the SCBA resolution “premature” and said that an enquiry was needed to find out the truthfulness of the allegations. Taking such a stand, Dave recused from the meeting of the SCBA Executive Committee which discussed the resolution.Click here to download the petitionRead PetitionNext Storylast_img read more