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Clifton 2A / SAOTA

first_img Photographs Projects 2014 Clifton 2A / SAOTA “COPY” Clifton 2A / SAOTASave this projectSaveClifton 2A / SAOTA Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 16 Share Architects: SAOTA Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  1120 m² Area:  1120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/593769/clifton-2a-saota Clipboard 2014 Year:  CopyHouses•Cape Town, South Africa “COPY” South Africa Year:  photographs:  Adam LetchPhotographs:  Adam LetchText description provided by the architects. A flexible contemporary family residence on a spectacular but challenging siteThe site is positioned on the ridge below Lions Head with 270° views of the Atlantic Ocean, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles beyond.  It is an extreme corner site – a compact wedge of steep, predominately south-facing hillside with exposure to prevailing winds and its longest boundary on a busy road. Careful analysis of all site conditions largely informed the design.                 Save this picture!© Adam LetchRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20A key strategy to create a generous level for principal living rooms was to elevate the main level on a plinth comprising of guest bedrooms and secondary spaces such as the Gym, Study, Garage and all plant  This Ground Floor is partially set into the steep site thereby maximising the living level and raising it above the noisy provincial road.  The First and Second Floors were then set back, fragmented and rotated to create a central but sheltered external terrace.  A glass bridge forms the link between the fragmented structures at the upper levels and permits North sunlight to shine between the bedroom wings and into the central areas on the South side of the house.By elevating the main living areas and with careful consideration of the landscaping around the Ground Floor – privacy from the road and noise reduction was achieved.  The Ground Floor rooms all have double glazing.Save this picture!© Adam LetchGenerous overhangs, external sliding shutters and perforated steel and aluminium eaves assist with naturally shading the facades.  All doors and windows have performance glazing and are mostly full height which, together with the careful arrangement of internal spaces, ensured that the magnificent views are optimised for all rooms.Landscaping was also a priority; 7 yellow wood trees were soften the verge and lush vegetation conceals retaining structures; on the level above a more formal lawn helps relocate the living areas on their elevated plinth.Save this picture!Floor PlanOn arrival one is lead up delicate cantilevering concrete stairs alongside an immense off-shutter concrete wall which tapers dramatically towards its base – and thence into a triple volume  Entrance Foyer.  Here visitors are welcomed by a sculpture set into a water-feature and, through full height glazing, glimpses of mountain beyond.  Monolithic stairs are suspended above and filter shafts of refracted morning light creating a sense of calm.  The Study, Gym, Massage Room and luxurious Guest Bedrooms are all situated at the Ground Floor behind vegetation, screens and double glazing considerately layered to provide privacy and peace.Save this picture!© Adam LetchNorth from the main stairs the Entrainment Room with its faceted weathered copper bar, natural stone tops and custom laser-cut aluminium screen behind presents a rich, detailed contemporary living space.   The Family Room, Kitchen, Dining and Lounge are to the South and all flow seamlessly onto the centrally positioned External Terrace which, though elevated, is sheltered by the carefully rotated bedroom wings above- whilst views out are vastly improved.  A blue mosaic rimflow pool runs the length of the terrace and brings sea and sky into the living spaces.Save this picture!East ElevationThe family bedrooms are strategically positioned at the Second Floor with expansive views and opulent interiors.  All have their own dressing rooms, en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. The main en-suite enjoys lush tranquillity of all white finishes complete with an outside shower and views onto the National Park.  The linearity of the dressing room is accentuated by central skylights which scoop natural light into an internal space surrounded by full-height joinery.  The master bedroom is set forward as if propelled towards the view of the coast whilst clerestory glazing perfectly capture another view up to the cable station and Table Mountain.  A customised fireplace with a weathered Corten conical flue and polished concrete plinth complete the luxurious live-in haven whose off-shutter concrete wall contrast with slick stained oak panelling and natural timber floors.Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessRebuilding Sandy Hook: How Svigals + Partners’ Design Offers Safety and SolaceArchitecture NewsINNOCAD Founder Martin Lesjak Named Contract’s Designer of the Year 2015Architecture News Share CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on February 05, 2015Cite: “Clifton 2A / SAOTA” 05 Feb 2015. 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Southwestern Academy’s 92nd Anniversary

first_img The overcast skies and rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of students, faculty, and Board Trustees as they celebrated Southwestern Academy’s 92 Anniversary.Founded in the April of 1924 by Maurice Veronda –this April 7, 2016, marked Southwestern Academy’s 92nd year in existence. As part of a now 92 year-old tradition, Southwestern Academy’s Headmaster, Mr. Kenneth R. Veronda began the celebration by speaking about Southwestern’s history during a special afternoon assembly. Students and faculty were dressed in blazers with umbrellas in hand.As a symbol of the anniversary each year a tree is planted on campus. This year a Persimmon was planted with the help of all attendees… yes even board members had a chance to handle a shovel. As is tradition, after the ceremonial tree planting, the students were rewarded with ice cream and cake for their efforts. After tummies were full the afternoon games began.Students competed in the annual “Anniversary Antics” (team games). Students changed into their house team colors and participated in an amusing series of races and friendly competitions. A few students got wet but their excitement and energy buoyed their spirits. The day was filled with fun and proved to be one of the most enjoyable anniversary celebrations in Southwestern Academy’s history.Southwestern Academy, 2800 Monterey Rd., San Marino, (626) 799-5010 or visit www.southwesternacademy.edu. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Photo Gallery Southwestern Academy’s 92nd Anniversary By YALINA MUNOZ Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 12:12 pm More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Rising Freshman at Ramona Convent Wins $17,500 in College Scholarships in Optimist International Oratory Contest

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Education Rising Freshman at Ramona Convent Wins $17,500 in College Scholarships in Optimist International Oratory Contest Article and Photos courtesy of RAMONA CONVENT SECONDARY SCHOOL Published on Monday, July 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Dominique Ruedaflores, an incoming freshman at Ramona Convent Secondary School and a recent eighth grade graduate from Monterey Highlands Elementary School in Monterey Park, won a total of $17,500 in college scholarships from the 2018 Optimist International Oratory Contest. Her journey to winning at the international level began when she competed and won the Los Angeles Monterey Park (LAMP) Optimist Club Oratory Contest in April 2018, which qualified her to compete in the zone level competition against winners from other local area clubs.After winning the zone level competition, she competed in the Optimist International’s Pacific Southeast District competition where she won first place and received a $2,500 college scholarship. As the winner, she represented the Pacific Southeast District in the Optimist International Oratory Contest’s West Coast Regional Competition, held at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she won first place and advanced onward to compete in the World Competition, on June 29, 2018. She ultimately won second place in the World Competition, culminating in an overall win of $17,500 in College Scholarships.This year’s Optimist International Oratory contest theme was, “Where Are My Roots of Optimism,” and Ruedaflores’ speech focused on how she overcame a speech impediment after years of speech therapy, along with the love and support of her parents. In her speech, she attributed the characteristics of the Chinese zodiac animals to her family members based on their birth year, which led to her conclusion that her parents are the roots of her optimism. Ruedaflores’ success stems from dedication and hard work including 7:00 a.m. practices on weekdays and weekends.Rudaflores’ win at the Optimist International Oratory competitions comes on the heels of her first place win at California’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) 2017 section and state competitions in the Introduction to Public Speaking competition category held in Westlake Village and Ontario, respectively, in 2017 when she was a seventh grader at Monterey Highlands.Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9-12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 129 years of excellence.Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd, Alhambra, CA 91803, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org. Top of the News last_img read more

Kevin offered record deal as talent search crumbles

first_imgNewsLocal NewsKevin offered record deal as talent search crumblesBy admin – January 7, 2013 819 Facebook THE LIMERICK singer who was to perform in the now cancelled All-Ireland Music Competition has learned he will be offered a record deal by the company behind the venture. Kevin McCarthy from Foynes, told the Limerick Post that he was “very disappointed” that the final and semi-final of the contest had been cancelled but said that he has been invited to Dublin to be offered a recording contract. “I’m considering the option. I’ve a lot of bookings already for the coming year,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The competition was to take place in the West County Hotel lin Ennis over two days last weekend and was to be televised. An impressive array of 16 talented acts were to compete before judges, Mercury Music Winner Gemma Hayes and Eurovision winner, Paul Harrington.But the contest was cancelled at the eleventh hour, with the organisers citing poor ticket sales as the reason.Shadowhawk Entertainment, the company behind the talent search, which had been supported by both Shannon Development and the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau,  has since ceased operations.The show was being hosted by Talent Management International, and it is through this company that contracts are now being offered to some of the competitors.A spokesperson for Shannon Development confirmed that there was some financial support given to the event.“Shannon Development and the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau are disappointed that the All Ireland Music Competition will not be going ahead.  As an event, it would have generated significant visitors and bed nights for Ennis in the winter season with the opportunity to become an annual legacy event for the town.  In addition the show had the potential to expose the town to a wider TV audience both nationally and internationally”, the spokesperson explained. Print Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Email Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleLimerick FC close in on new managerNext articleAggravated burglary adminlast_img read more

Are 2020’s Housing Market Trends Here to Stay?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Are 2020’s Housing Market Trends Here to Stay? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Are 2020’s Housing Market Trends Here to Stay? in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News January 14, 2021 1,128 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles 2021-01-14 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Rent Spree, a tenant screening service for real estate agents, property managers, and landlords, has released a housing study that reflects on and analyzes trends that emerged in real estate as a result of COVID-19. The researchers use data to help predict patterns primed to pop up in 2021.The authors say they conducted the study in an effort to help real estate agents better prepare for a successful 2021.Three substantial trends that the study found surfaced in a world impacted by a national health crisis included a major decline in housing supply, an increase in home purchase price (while rents decreased), and the marked presence of older millennials in the homebuying market.The decline in inventory did not begin with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it did intensify after March 2020. Nationally, inventory has been declining since July 2019, the researchers said.”On July 6, 2019, inventory was down .7%, and by February 15, 2020, that decline had increased to 15% compared to the previous year,” they noted. “By mid-November 2020, the active listing count had declined to 38.5% compared to the same time last year, a slight improvement to the steepest decline of 39.4% seen in September 2020. Inventory has been tight due to increased buyer demand as well as low mortgage rates.”The study on rentspree.com breaks it down by region, showing the largest declines were seen in Riverside (54%), Providence (52%), and Baltimore (51%). Inventory declined the least in Las Vegas, NV (7.8%), New York (6.1%), and San Francisco (4.2%).The market experienced price declines in April and May, but overall 2020 prices through October were up nationally by an average of 3.4%. The increased prices and decreased time of homes on the market is a result of the aforementioned high demand”Prices of homes for sale are growing overall, but slower in metro areas,” the researchers said, adding that the largest home price increases happened in Pittsburg, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.As for the millennials, 30-39 years olds made up the largest generational group (25%) of buyers. Those 40-54 years old made up 23% of total buyers. Thirty-three percent were first-time homebuyers.In the coming year, the researchers say they expect prices to rise, but not at the current rate. Citing Freddie Mac and Mortgage Bankers Association, they predict home price growth in the 2% range. They also expect more foreclosures as mortgage relief packages run out for homeowners.A few other influential trends cited in the study include:Migration from cities to the suburbsIncreasing demand for more spaceHigher inflation ratesHigher interest ratesMore homeownersIncreasing number of defaults and foreclosuresAlternatives to security depositsMore details are available on rentspree.com.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Increasing Popularity of Virtual Home Tours Next: Five Housing Scenarios That Promote Upward Mobility Subscribelast_img read more

€5,000 reward offered for information on assault and robbery of Margaret Lilly

first_img Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Previous articleUPDATED: Deadlock continues at Council’s reconvened budget meetingNext articleNeighbourhood Watch scheme in response to Kilmacrenan/Termon robberies News Highland A Buncrana businessman has put up a €5,000 euro reward for information leading to a prosecution in the case of the assault and robbery of 96 year old Margaret Lilly at Aghilly.George McLaughlin of ‘McLaughlin Motor Factors’ made the gesture following the attack in the early hours of Saturday morning and is encouraging anyone with information to contact gardai directly.Gardai in Buncrana say they are making progress in the investigation into the assault and robbery of 96 year old Margaret Lilly at Aghilly in the early hours of Saturday morning.A man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava entered her home, punched her in the ribs, gagged her and left the house with money and cards.Two men wearing dark clothes and speaking in what were described as ‘local’ accents were subsequently seen leaving the area and heading towards Tullydish. Pinterest By News Highland – January 7, 2013 WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic €5,000 reward offered for information on assault and robbery of Margaret Lilly Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Donegal Councillors vote against Sinn Fein proposals to cut Local Property Tax

first_img Facebook Donegal Councillors vote against Sinn Fein proposals to cut Local Property Tax Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleLetterkenny retains prestigious gold medal at this years Tidy Towns CompetitionNext articleCaolan Irwin takes first British Championship win as brother Rhys leads in Superteens admin Donegal County Councillors have voted against Sinn Fein proposals to cut the Local Property Tax by 15% for next year.The council had three options, to raise or reduce the rate by up to 15% or leave it unchanged.Sinn Fein wanted it cut arguing against the tax altogether but a cut was opposed by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour Councillors, and some independents.Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig and Cllr John Campbell abstained from voting due to a point of principle and their stance on LPT.The Council voted to keep the tax at its current level.Councillor Gerry McMonagle says it’s an unfair tax:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/gerrtlpt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Homepage BannerNews By admin – September 26, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

[UAPA] Accused Has Right To Oppose Police Plea For Extension Of Time For Completion Of Investigation Beyond 90 Days But Cannot Be Provided Copy Of The Application:Delhi HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[UAPA] Accused Has Right To Oppose Police Plea For Extension Of Time For Completion Of Investigation Beyond 90 Days But Cannot Be Provided Copy Of The Application:Delhi HC [Read Order] Monisha Purwar11 Sep 2020 2:34 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court ruled that an accused has a right to be heard to oppose an application for extension of time for completion of investigation accruing out of the proviso to Section 167 of the Cr.P.C. as modified by Section 43(D)(2) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for investigations under UAPA. The petitioner was an accused charged under the UAPA in relation to…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 Delhi High Court ruled that an accused has a right to be heard to oppose an application for extension of time for completion of investigation accruing out of the proviso to Section 167 of the Cr.P.C. as modified by Section 43(D)(2) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for investigations under UAPA. The petitioner was an accused charged under the UAPA in relation to the Delhi riots. His claim was that the Additional Sessions Judge had denied his right to oppose the application for extension of time of the investigation against him under UAPA as well as wrongfully denied to him copies of the application/ report of the Public Prosecutor seeking such extension. Section 167 of the Cr.P.C. proscribes the Magistrate from extending the time for completion of investigation beyond 90 days where the investigation relates to an offense punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term more than 10 years and in case of other offences, the time limit beyond which extension of time for investigation cannot be provided is 60 days. But as per Section 43(D)(2) of the UAPA which modifies Section 167 Cr.PC. for application to UAPA investigations, such detention can be extended to a period of 180 days beyond this time-limit of 90 days provided the Court is satisfied with the report of the Public Prosecutor indicating the progress of the investigation and the specific reasons for the detention of the accused beyond the period of 90 days. The Bench comprising of Justice Vibhu Bhakru decided the questions raised before it with regard to the rights of the petitioner to oppose such extension and to obtain copy of the report of the Public Prosecutor as follows: A. The accused has a right to be heard to oppose an application seeking extension of time beyond 90 days for completion of investigation in UAPA cases The Court upheld the ruling of the Supreme Court in Hitendra Vishnu Thakur and Ors. v. State of Maharashtra (1994) stating that “a court is proscribed from extending the judicial custody beyond the period specified without a notice to the accused. The purpose of the notice is to afford him an opportunity to oppose the grant of extension beyond the period of ninety days on all legitimate and legal grounds as available to him.” The Court further noted the decision of the Supreme Court in Sanjay Dutt v. State through C.B.I. Bombay II (1994) to conclude that the requirement of notice shall suffice if the accused is in the Court when the extension of time for investigation is being considered and that a “written notice” to the accused regarding the same is not essential. The Court also reiterated the ruling in Sanjay Dutt that “the indefeasible right of an accused to be released on bail where the time for completion of the investigation has expired is only enforceable prior to filing of the challan and does not survive or remain enforceable on the challan being filed if the said right is not availed of.” B. The accused/petitioner is not entitled to a copy of the application or the report furnished by the public prosecutor. With respect to the second question of furnishing of the report of the Public Prosecutor to the accused, the Court ruled that “the rights of the accused in this regard have to be necessarily curtailed by the necessity to conceal such reasons from the accused and not make it public. This is because, at this stage, the investigation is incomplete and disclosing the manner in which investigation has proceeded and is proposed to be conducted, may frustrate such investigative efforts. Thus, in order to ensure the efficacy and secrecy of investigation, it is necessary to conceal the public prosecutor’s report on the progress of investigations and also the reasons why it has remained incomplete. The report may include disclosure of the enquiries yet to be made and the steps proposed to be taken to coalesce the evidence. Disclosure of such information may provide an opportunity for tampering with evidence, which is yet to be collected.” It thus concluded that the accused must oppose the application for extension of time for investigation on “all legitimate and legal grounds available to him”. It stated that the Court is required to consider the said contentions of the accused as well as the report submitted by the public prosecutor in support of the application for extension of time. For deciding the same, the Court referred to its ruling in Syed Shahid Yusuf v. National Investigation Agency (2018) where the Court had held that “at the stage of extension of time for completion of investigation or extension of the period of detention in terms of the proviso to section 167 Cr. PC, the Appellant cannot ask to see the reports of the PP. Those reports, like the case diary maintained under section 174 Cr PC, are to satisfy the Court about the progress of investigation and the justification for seeking extension of time to complete the investigation.” The Court said that this curtailment is unavoidable so as to ensure that the investigation is not hampered or frustrated in any manner. CASE DETAILS Case Name: Khalid v. State (Govt. of NCT of Delhi) Case Reference: CRL.M.C. 1697/2020Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] 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

Many Keralites Don’t Display Surnames Because They Are Indicative Of Caste Status: Kerala HC Directs CBSE To Consider Representation Regarding Application Forms

first_imgNews UpdatesMany Keralites Don’t Display Surnames Because They Are Indicative Of Caste Status: Kerala HC Directs CBSE To Consider Representation Regarding Application Forms Sparsh Upadhyay30 Nov 2020 7:45 AMShare This – xWhile noting that in the state of Kerala, members of some of the communities traditionally have no surnames, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday (17th November) directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to consider a representation against its new application format regarding registration of Class IX/XI students for session 2020-’21. The Bench of Justice N. Nagaresh…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?LoginWhile noting that in the state of Kerala, members of some of the communities traditionally have no surnames, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday (17th November) directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to consider a representation against its new application format regarding registration of Class IX/XI students for session 2020-’21. The Bench of Justice N. Nagaresh was hearing the plea filed by the father of a student undergoing education in a school affiliated to CBSE, objecting to the instructions of the CBSE, requiring Schools to ensure that the expanded name of the student/ mother/father/guardian should be given and no abbreviations should be used. The case of the Petitioner As per the birth certificate, the name of Petitioner’s Son’s name is Tarun A and so his sole argument was that in order to comply with the directions issued by the CBSE, the petitioner may have to correct the name of his son in the birth register which is a cumbersome and time-consuming process. Earlier, the petitioner submitted a representation to respondents 1 and 2 explaining his difficulty and suggesting that the CBSE should provide an additional column showing the expansion of the initials of the student/father/mother/guardian, in the same way names are provided in passports and school leaving certificates. It was under such circumstances that the petitioner filed the instant writ petition CBSE’s stand CBSE submitted before the Court that the instructions issued by it are only advisory in nature and that the students have to check that their data is similar in all the documents like Date of Birth certificate, school records, Aadhaar, Passport, etc. It was also submitted that they should anticipate the requirement of surname when visiting abroad since the visiting country may insist for disclosure of name as well as surname. Court’s Observations The Court in its order noted that in the state of Kerala, members of some of the communities in Kerala traditionally have no surnames. Further, the Court noted, “A good section of citizens having surnames, do not state or display surnames because surnames mostly are indicative of caste status. Keralites use abbreviations along with their names, which need not necessarily be the abbreviations of their surname. Sometimes the abbreviations are indicative of one’s father’s name, sometimes of mother’s name. Many a time, the abbreviations are indicative of their family name.” The Court also remarked, “As the abbreviations along with names are not definite indicatives of surname/father’s name/mother’s name/ family name, the abbreviations without its expansions are used as integral part of their names. In short, the expansion of abbreviations need not be their surnames.” The Court also noted that due to lack of options in some forms required to be filled for official purposes, citizens in Kerala are “forced to give the expansion of abbreviations attached to their names in the ‘surname’ column, which may further cause complications in their official transactions.” Since the Standing Counsel for CBSE stated that the instructions of the CBSE in this regard were “only advisory in nature”, the Court did not deem it necessary to pass any orders in respect of the name of the petitioner’s son. However, the Court said, “As the grievance raised by the petitioner is one faced by many parents/students in the State, it would be only just and proper that the CBSE considers representation of the petitioner for the benefit of all who are facing the same problem.” Lastly, the Court directed CBSE to consider the grievance raised in representation of Petitioner “while formatting their registration forms next time”. Case title – Harish P.A. v. Secretary, CBSE and Anr. [WP(C).No.21086/2020(I)]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]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

Explosion rattles shipping facility near San Antonio, days after Austin bombings

first_imgABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — An explosion has taken place at a mail facility near San Antonio, Texas, just two days after a bomb went off in Austin, Texas — the fourth such bombing in the city this month.According to Schertz police, the explosion took place at a FedEx distribution facility in Schertz, Texas, just after midnight on Tuesday. Schertz is about 65 miles southwest of Austin.According to police, who spoke with San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT, a medium-sized box exploded at the facility.One worker possibly suffered minor injuries in the explosion. They were not taken to the hospital, the official said. There were 75 people in the building at the time of the explosion.Police said they “hope” this is an isolated incident and do not yet know if it is connected to the Austin bombings.The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are responding to the scene, sources told ABC News.Austin has been on edge for a month after a series of bombings which killed two and injured four people. The first three bombings were packages, apparently hand delivered police said, that exploded after being picked up by residents at the homes.The fourth explosion took place Sunday night. Two men in their 20s were injured in that explosion, which was caused by a device using a trip wire on a sidewalk in the city’s Travis Country neighborhood.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more