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Lafarge Zambia Plc HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Zambia manufactures and sells cement and aggregate products for the local building and construction industry in Zambia and for international export. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include: Mphamvu, a Portland limestone cement; Powerplus for heavy industrial construction, Supaset for making cement blocks, RoadCem to road construction, Powercrete for applications in the mining industry, and Wallcrete for masonry projects such as bricklaying, plasterwork and floor screeding. Aggregates produced by Lafarge Zambia are used in building projects, heavy construction, road construction, mining, and the production of concrete products. The company also produce a ready-mix concrete product, and supplies products used in rail and road infrastructure. Lafarge Zambia has 2 fully-integrated cement plants based in Ndola and Lusaka, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. Lafarge Zambia exports cement products to Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Lafarge Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Canada’s ACC delegates express hope for Christian community

first_imgCanada’s ACC delegates express hope for Christian community Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Consultative Council Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Anglican Journal] Dean Peter Elliott of the Diocese of New Westminster has expressed the hope that the upcoming meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) will be a time for member churches of the Anglican Communion to experience “a rich experience of Christian community” and to celebrate what unites them.Elliott, along with Bishop Sue Moxley (Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), and Suzanne Lawson (Diocese of Toronto), is representing the Anglican Church of Canada at the meeting, scheduled Oct. 27 to Nov. 7 in Auckland, New Zealand.“For many years, the life of the communion has been focused on what draws us apart, said Elliott in an e-mail interview. “I hope that this council can celebrate the gospel that brings us together and the mission that draws us into God’s work.”The ACC, which meets every three or four years in different parts of the world, gathers lay and ordained representatives of 38 member churches of the 80-million strong Anglican Communion. According to its mission statement, the ACC’s role is “to facilitate the cooperative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, to exchange information and to help coordinate common action.”The ACC is expected to discuss issues ranging from the status of the proposed Anglican Covenant, to inter-faith relations, mission and evangelism, gender-based violence, the environment and social justice.“I don’t expect there to be hugely contentious issues to address, but ones that will demand that we all listen to each other deeply and respond in Christian love to varying perspectives,” said Lawson in an e-mail interview.The Canadian members are expected to follow up on a proposal made by the Canadian church in 2007 to add peace, conflict transformation and reconciliation to the current five Marks of Mission.“We will be watching to see where that goes and speaking to it fervently,” said Lawson.Elliott has also been asked to facilitate a session on looking at Anglican-Lutheran relations. “It will be interesting to see how full communion is being lived into in other parts of the world,” he said.Moxley said she is looking forward to reuniting with members from previous gatherings, meeting new people and “finding out about life in their part of God’s kingdom.” Social gatherings will give members time to learn about churches around the world, and a members will visit local parishes of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.Lawson said she’s eager to learn more about the church in New Zealand.  “I have always thought that it is the church that we in Canada can learn the most from.”Elliott noted that it would be the ACC’s last meeting with the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who is retiring at the end of the year. “I have always found his reflections to be challenging and educational,” said Elliott, adding that he is looking forward to participating in Bible studies and liturgies.ACC members will also have opportunities to learn about the work of the global Anglican networks. Three Canadians are representing some of these networks : Ken Gray (Anglican Communion Environmental Network), Ginny Doctor (Anglican Indigenous Network), and Alice Medcof (International Anglican Women’s Network).— Marites N. Sison is staff writer for the Anglican Journal. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA By Marites N. SisonPosted Oct 26, 2012 Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

North Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•North Perth, Australia “COPY” Year:  Photographs ArchDaily Scott Smalley Partnership Manufacturers: Hettich, Pozzi Ginori ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/594277/north-perth-house-jonathan-lake-architects Clipboard Australia Builder:Michael BradshawCity:North PerthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Robert FrithRecommended ProductsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. This project set out to provide a demonstration of how a generous family home could be constructed on a small inner city block. It set out to show how a small block could still have a generous amount of external spaces for living and gardens and it also wanted to challenge the notion that architecturally design houses were unaffordable. Finally we wanted to design a house that privileged the spaces for people over the spaces for cars. No lock up garage was provided in this design but rather a two car parking area off the rear right of way.Save this picture!© Robert FrithThe site for this project is a rear sub-divided block in inner suburban Perth. Access to the block is from a rear right of way. The compactness of the site required that a simple two level house be created that has a strong relationship to site and the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Robert FrithThe form of the house is literally a timber box perched on top of stabilised recycled concrete walls. The heavy walls are embedded into the ground and define the internal and external living areas. The walls create a solid boundary with the right of way, concealing the openness and beauty of the spaces within.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe timber box on top of the walls contains the private areas of the house. These spaces overhang the concrete walls below expressing the box like quality of the upper level. Each space is positioned to maximise its connection to the surroundings, framing views such as the City and tree tops.Save this picture!© Robert FrithThe project is an exploration in ideas of restraint through reduction of materials and simplicity of form. A constrained budget required inventiveness of materials and detailing. The stabilised concrete walls required no finishing and painting. The timber has been celebrated through the use of a clear finish to allow the colour and texture inherent to shine throughSave this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHarvard GSD To Host Exhibition Exploring The Architecture And Symbolism Of National …Architecture NewsAD Classics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina / SnøhettaArchitecture Classics Share Projects Housescenter_img CopyAbout this officeJonathan Lake ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesNorth PerthAustraliaPublished on February 04, 2015Cite: “North Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects” 04 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream North Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/594277/north-perth-house-jonathan-lake-architects Clipboard Structural Engineer: North Perth House / Jonathan Lake ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNorth Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects Photographs:  Robert Frith Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Robert Frith+ 22 Share “COPY” Architects: Jonathan Lake Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Roemah Kampoeng / Paulus Setyabudi Architects

first_img “COPY” Manufacturers: Toto, Acor, Duma, Jawa Beton, Metaldesign, Mowilex, NiroSave this picture!© Sonny SandjayaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40SkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealText description provided by the architects. Located in Araya – Malang , the site has a potential view to the golf course and has a green environment. Wish from the owners to have a 1-storey residence with many terraces and openings to maximize natural air circulation and natural light, supported by air quality and temperature in Malang. Roemah Kampoeng becomes the inspiration to create a dwelling that reminds the childhood of the owner where the outer space and space are unity.Save this picture!© Sonny SandjayaSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Sonny SandjayaThe house is divided into several building masses based on zoning in Traditional Javanese house, namely Pendopo, Peringitan and Omah. Pendopo and Peringitan is a public space used as living room, dining room and study room. The use of glass on the entire wall makes inside and outside space has a strong relationship. Omah is a private space used as the master and children bedroom, are placed behind the site. Privacy and view to the golf course make this area has a calm and comfortable atmosphere.Save this picture!© Sonny SandjayaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Sonny SandjayaMassing concept of Roemah Kampoeng is divided into several building masses that separate each other, allowing openings all over the façade. The public area is placed on the front , while the private area is placed on the back of the site. Service that don’t require a view are arranged vertically  to maximize green areas. Building mass orientation is rotated 100 to the site.Save this picture!© Sonny SandjayaBuilding mass composition creates a dynamic outdoor space resulting in a wide & narrow and also high & low scale. High scale are created at the entrance area, while low scales are created on terraces, corridor and inner spaces. Entrance is formed between 2 mass of building with wide scale which gives the impression of open and change to narrow scale when start entering private area.Save this picture!SectionFoyer and semi-open space created between buildings used as a bale to receive guests and gathering. The semi-open space and corridor that formed between the mass of this building create a sequence of gang that strengthen the atmosphere of kampung.Save this picture!© Sonny SandjayaRoemah kampoeng uses columns and steel beams as structural elements, then windows and glass are used as building envelope. The house is made as light as possible to create the character of a Roemah Kampoeng with its gable roof and exposed structure.Save this picture!© Sonny SandjayaProject gallerySee allShow lessShenzhen Energy Mansion / BIGSelected ProjectsCGN Headquarters Building / URBANUSSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899623/roemah-kampoeng-paulus-setyabudi-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Malang, Indonesia 2018 Indonesia Houses Roemah Kampoeng / Paulus Setyabudi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRoemah Kampoeng / Paulus Setyabudi ArchitectsSave this picture!© Sonny Sandjaya+ 41Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Roemah Kampoeng / Paulus Setyabudi Architects Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Sonny Sandjaya Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899623/roemah-kampoeng-paulus-setyabudi-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Architects: Paulus Setyabudi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officePaulus Setyabudi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalangIndonesiaPublished on August 08, 2018Cite: “Roemah Kampoeng / Paulus Setyabudi Architects” 07 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?高尔夫球场边的隐秘住宅 Roemah Kampoeng / Paulus Setyabudi Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

The Parchment Works House / Will Gamble Architects

first_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeWill Gamble ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationEnglandOn InstagramOn FacebookGrettonUnited KingdomPublished on April 06, 2020Cite: “The Parchment Works House / Will Gamble Architects” 06 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?嵌入遗迹中的现代住宅 / Will Gamble Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Will Gamble Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses, Restoration•Gretton, United Kingdom Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 The Parchment Works House / Will Gamble ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Parchment Works House / Will Gamble Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936947/the-parchment-works-house-will-gamble-architects Clipboard “COPY” Houses Photographs:  Johan DehlinSave this picture!© Johan DehlinText description provided by the architects. The existing property consisted of a Grade 2 listed double fronted Victorian house.  Connected to the house was a disused cattle shed and beyond that a ruin, which was a former parchment factory and a scheduled monument.  The client’s initial brief was to convert the cattle shed and demolish the ruin to make way for a new extension. From the beginning of the design process, it was clear that the client viewed the ruin as a constraint as opposed to a positive asset that could in fact be celebrated through a sensitive but well-conceived intervention. Save this picture!© Johan DehlinSave this picture!© Johan DehlinInstead of demolishing the ruin, Will Gamble Architects proposed “a building within a building” – where two lightweight volumes could be delicately inserted within the masonry walls in order to preserve and celebrate it. A palette of honest materials was chosen both internally and externally which references the site’s history and the surrounding rural context. Save this picture!© Johan DehlinSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Johan DehlinExternally, corten steel, oak, and reclaimed brick have been used. The extension was built out of up-cycled materials predominantly found on site which was both cost-effective and sustainable, whilst allowing the proposal to sensitively blend into its surroundings. Save this picture!© Johan DehlinInternally the structural beams of the existing cattle shed were exposed as well as the steelwork to the new parts – the stone walls were re-pointed and washed in lime to create a mottled effect and a concrete plinth was cast along the base to create a monolithic “skirting”.  A contemporary kitchen (also designed by the practice) juxtaposes the uneven and disordered nature of the ruin and continues the theme of a modern intervention set within a historic context.Save this picture!© Johan DehlinProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Belarus: Office Culture, New Designs and Pop-UpsArticlesMetanoia Installation / Patricia Bustos StudioSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Projects United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936947/the-parchment-works-house-will-gamble-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Johan Dehlin+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share The Parchment Works House / Will Gamble Architects Photographslast_img read more

Ten-X Forecasts Housing Market for 2016 and Beyond

first_img  Print This Post Housing Outlook Ten-X 2016-07-13 Brian Honea Previous: Foreclosed Home Values Skyrocketing Since Crisis Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 7/14/2016 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Outlook Ten-X The housing market for the remainder of 2016 will look very much like 2015 as far as both existing-home sales and home price appreciation—and that foreclosure activity could return to “normal” levels as soon as the middle of next year, according to Ten-X Chief Marketing Officer Rick Sharga in a webinar this week.Sharga predicted that by the end of the year, there will be an estimated 5.3 and 5.5 million existing-home sales as well as 550,000-600,000 new home sales. He also predicted home prices should rise between five and six percent which he says is higher than normal but down from the double-digit growth seen in previous years.In regards to inventory, Sharga says Ten-X attributes weakness across the board to lackluster construction, underwater borrowers, and declining distressed inventory. Ten-X also states affordability for homebuyers may become a problem as prices continue to outpace wage growth, causing buying activity to slow down.Household formation, according to Ten-X research, is slower than expected. Analysts believe a lack of starter homes, generational tendencies (such as millennials purchasing homes later in life than anticipated), and credit availability may skew numbers toward rentals.The good news, according to Ten-X, is the foreclosure crisis is almost over and they don’t foresee another wave of foreclosures in the near future. Ten-X analysts do predict, however, that another recession could be coming as soon as 2019. They don’t feel, though, the potential recession would be nearly as severe as the previous one in 2008 because there is less risk built into the lending practices now.Ten-X anticipates that foreclosure activity should return to normal levels by 2017 and could even dip below historical norms. Note sales by GSEs and the other major lenders are diminishing the number of distressed properties entering the market and these major lenders are accelerating that recovery. Finally, Ten-X states that it unlikely the housing market will hit a “full recovery” until 2018 at the earliest. Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ten-X Forecasts Housing Market for 2016 and Beyond Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Kendall Baer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News July 13, 2016 1,297 Views Share Save Ten-X Forecasts Housing Market for 2016 and Beyond The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Supreme Court Reserves Judgment On Justice Eswaraiah’s Plea To Set Aside AP High Court Order For Enquiry Into His Alleged Phone Call On ‘Conspiracy’ Against SC Judge

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Reserves Judgment On Justice Eswaraiah’s Plea To Set Aside AP High Court Order For Enquiry Into His Alleged Phone Call On ‘Conspiracy’ Against SC Judge LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Feb 2021 1:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday reserved its judgment on a petition filed by former AP High Court judge V Eswaraiah against an order of the AP HC ordering judicial enquiry into an alleged phone conversation between him and a District Judge plotting “conspiracy” against HC CJ and a sitting SC judge. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy said that it…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 Monday reserved its judgment on a petition filed by former AP High Court judge V Eswaraiah against an order of the AP HC ordering judicial enquiry into an alleged phone conversation between him and a District Judge plotting “conspiracy” against HC CJ and a sitting SC judge. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy said that it will consider Eswaraiah’s request to set aside the High Court order on the ground that the same was passed without hearing him, and without giving him any notice of the proceedings. During the hearing, Advocate Prashant Bhushan appearing for Justice Easwariah submitted that the High Court has passed the impugned order in a “strange” manner, while hearing an unconnected petition. He said, “Here what the HC has done is that…they were hearing a matter related to a death of a HC staff due to COVID due to non-following of protocols in HC. In that case, a suspended district judge files an impleading petition and produces the alleged conversation between him and Easwariah.” After hearing both the parties, Justice Bhushan said that if the High Court wants to proceed, it may do so after giving notice to Justice Easwariah. “His (Justice Easwariah) grievance is that the order was passed without hearing him,” Justice Bhushan noted. However, when Bhushan insisted that the order ought to be set aside for having been passed without hearing the concerned party, Justice Bhushan responded that he will consider this submission. Veracity of transcripts During the hearing, Advocate Prashant Bhushan contended that a case of criminal conspiracy is not made out on a perusal of the entire transcript and alleged that the recordings produced by the suspended District Judge were tampered. He submitted, “I have filed a correct transcript of the conversation. It is a private conversation. The District Judge has taken it to the media. I have said that there is no criminal conspiracy in the converations.” Bhushan submitted that the conversation between Easwariah and the District Judge was three fold: Easwariah asked about Judge’s suspensionEaswariah cajoled and consoled the JudgeThey spoke about allegations of Amaravati land scam, in which the relatives of a sitting judge of the Supreme Court were accused. He insisted that nothing about the above said conversation should be a matter of enquiry and yet, if the Court decides to proceed with the matter and examine the private conversation, then there should be an enquiry into the whole thing. “I have talked about certain land transactions by a sitting judge of this Court. Enquire into that too,” Bhushan submitted. Interventions The Court also heard some interventions filed through Senior Advocate Harish Salve and Kapil Sibal. They alleged that the transcripts submitted by Easwariah are edited out and sought time to file affidavits. “I have prepared a chart and I will file it next week, showing what has been missed out. And what has been missed out is really really serious,” Sibal urged.Prashant Bhushan opposed the intereventions by Sibal and Salve by saying that they are mala fide.”At whose behest they are appearing. Who are paying their fees?”, Bhushan asked.However the bench said that it will not go into that question. The bench also observed that it cannot hold an enquiry into what has been missed out and not missed out from the transcript.Salve submitted that the petitioner was using the opportunity given to him by the Court to “push his agenda by making allegations against a Supreme Court judge”.BackgroundThe Supreme Court had last  month required Justice Eswaraiah to file regarding alleged private phone conversation with Mr. S. Ramakrishna, a suspended District Munsif Magistrate of Andhra Pradesh, into which an inquiry has been ordered by the High Court.The High Court requested former Supreme Court judge Justice RV Raveendran to enquire into the matter.  After it was alleged that the phone call disclosed a “serious conspiracy” against the High Court Chief Justice and a senior sitting Judge of the Supreme Court, the Andhra Pradesh High directed an investigation by a retired Supreme Court judge into it, against which order Justice Eswaraiah has moved the top court. In his affidavit, through advocate Prashant Bhushan, he, however, admits that the suspended District Munsif Magistrate had called him over WhatsApp on 20th of July, 2020, but that he does not know from which phone number he had called. He also denies the contention that he had, through his PA, required the said Magistrate to call him. “I cannot say that the conversation as contained in the pen drive is the exact conversation. The voice appears to be mine and therefore, that part of what I have purported to have said appears to be correct. It is, however, possible that some parts of the conversation that took place have been edited out. Therefore, the conversation as contained in the pen drive may not be the conversation that took place with me to the extent that it is called. It would be pertinent to state here that since WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted and it does not have a recording feature, as such the recording by the suspended District Munsif magistrate of the WhatsApp audio conversation had to be through an external device, which is not a primary source and can be easily distorted using technology as has been done by Mr. Ramakrishna”, the former judge has said. He continues to assert that even the English transcription of the audio conversation as contained in the pen drive filed by Mr S. Ramakrishna before the High Court is incorrect, that it has been deliberately distorted to give a false and misleading impression with regard to the conversation. “I have provided a correct transcript of the English translation of the audio tape contained in the pen drive supplied to me”, he states. He has advanced that the conversation as he recalls with the District Munsif Magistrate was threefold: Firstly, he had sought information about the latter’s suspension. Secondly, he had consoled and cajoled him for the harassment he had faced. Lastly, he had sought information from him about the Benami transactions regarding the new capital region in the state of Andhra Pradesh, which according to Justice Eswaraiah’s information has been the subject matter of a Cabinet Sub-committee which recommended the formation of a SIT and subsequently, the government of Andhra Pradesh wrote to the Union of India for this investigation to be transferred to the CBI since it involved inter-state investigation and several high-ranking influential persons. “The relatives of a senior sitting Supreme Court judge were involved in these transactions. This was information that I had received and was trying to collect more evidence with regard to it. However, subsequent to my conversation, this has become the subject of FIR, naming the two daughters of the sitting Supreme Court judge and a SLP. I have come in public in various press conferences to expose the misconduct of the Supreme Court judge for his special proximity with the erstwhile government of Andhra Pradesh. This has been stated on record in the SLP as well”, submits the petitioner. He admits that he did seek information and material from Mr Ramakrishna in that phone conversation with regard to Benami transactions involving the CRDA in Andhra Pradesh on the involvement of the relatives of the said Supreme Court judge. “The allegations of ‘conspiracy’ and ‘plot’ are totally false and far from the truth. I have always endeavoured and continue to endeavour to protect and preserve the independence of the judiciary. These allegations are white lies and derogatory and defamatory. I am not part of any such ‘conspiracy’ or ‘plot’ and have the highest regard for the institution of the judiciary and all the judges”, he asserts. “This order was made on the basis of the applications for reopening and intervention filed by the suspended District Munsif Magistrate who had recorded the conversation, in an unrelated PIL before the High Court. The PIL was filed by an independent organisation, which has nothing to do with me. Further the order for enquiry into the conversation involving the petitioner was made by the High Court on the basis of the intervention without allowing the impleadment of the petitioner and without notice to the petitioner”, it is urged. It is argued that the impugned order directing an enquiry, into a pen drive purportedly containing a distorted WhatsApp conversation, which is secretly recorded, in a writ petition in which the petitioner is neither party nor was afforded an opportunity of being heard, is against the basic principles of law, apart from being violative of his right to privacy which is held to be a fundamental right protected under Articles 21 and 19(1)(a). “How can a private conversation be enquired into by the High Court? I fail to see what crime has been committed even if the conversation revolves around some misconduct by the Supreme Court judge and the High Court Chief Justice?…It is not a crime to discuss (an issue) “, Mr Bhushan had pleaded on Monday. 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

BP teams up with Orsted to deliver green hydrogen at German refinery

first_imgOffshore wind power produced by Orsted will power a 50MW green hydrogen electrolyser at BP’s Lingen oil refinery, as the oil major bids to cut process emissions BP has long-term ambition to build 500MW green hydrogen capacity at Lingen (Credit: Flickr/Mike Mozart) BP is accelerating its interest in green hydrogen through a venture with Danish wind giant Orsted that is planned to produce 9,000 tonnes of the fuel annually.The partnership, which is at a very early stage, will seek to build a 50 megawatt (MW) electrolyser at BP’s Lingen oil refinery in Germany, with Orsted supplying clean electricity for the production process from its North Sea wind farms.So-called “green hydrogen” is produced using exclusively renewable energy. It has emerged as an increasingly-viable alternative to carbon-heavy fuels like oil, particularly for powering hard-to-abate industrial processes like refining.The Lingen refinery, located in the west of the country, already produces “grey hydrogen” – which is made using natural gas and has associated emissions – and BP says the new venture will be capable of replacing 20% of this with green hydrogen.This would be equivalent to removing 45,000 cars from German roads, the UK oil major said, by avoiding the emission of 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.“Hydrogen will have ‎an increasing role to play in meeting the energy demands of a decarbonising world,” said Dev Sanyal, BP’s executive vice president for gas and low carbon.“Bringing together Orsted ‎and BP, Lingen Green Hydrogen offers the opportunity both to accelerate significant ‎emissions reduction in our refinery and build experience of large-scale green hydrogen ‎production and deployment.“This has the potential to play an important role in the ‎development of a hydrogen economy, in Germany and beyond.” BP and Orsted hope to advance green hydrogen technology and lower costs of deploymentBP has embarked on a strategic shift this year away from its core business of oil and gas towards renewable generation and clean-energy services.It has committed to reaching net-zero emissions across its operations by 2050, and this venture – BP’s first full-scale green hydrogen project – is considered an early step towards wider implementation of the technology across its business.The oil major says the project is intended to support a longer-term ambition to build more than 500MW of ‎renewable-powered electrolysis capacity at Lingen.Orsted has emerged as one of Europe’s biggest renewable energy specialists in recent years, driven by the growing deployment of wind power, both on the continent and further afield.Martin Neubert, executive vice president and CEO of offshore wind at Orsted, said: “Heavy industries such as refineries use large quantities of hydrogen in their manufacturing ‎processes.“They will continue to need hydrogen, but replacing the current fossil-based ‎hydrogen with hydrogen produced from renewable energy can help these industries ‎dramatically lower their CO2 footprint.“But first, renewable hydrogen has to become cost ‎competitive with fossil-based hydrogen, and for that we need projects such as this with BP’s ‎Lingen refinery, which will demonstrate the electrolyser technology at large scale and ‎showcase real-life application of hydrogen based on offshore wind.”Orsted and BP have applied for funding for the project from the EU Innovation Fund, a programme designed to accelerate low-carbon innovation, particularly across energy-intensive industries.last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: May 31

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian  Dear Friends, All paving for the road and drainage project south of 55th Street is expected to be complete by next Friday. That will end the season for our spring road improvements. Work on new project areas will resume after Labor Day as we continue our aggressive capital improvement plan.  The major sewer line clog that closed the restrooms at 34th Street Beach last weekend has been repaired. The facilities will be open for the weekend. City crews made forms this week for a new concrete pad to accommodate more bicycle racks at the Surf Road Beach entrance. Until the additional racks are in place, please do not lock bicycles to the handrails of the new handicapped-accessible ramp there. Work to elevate a final portion of the north side of the Bayside Center grounds will be completed next week along with the placement of permeable pavers for the boat ramp approach. Ocean City is in the running once again for “New Jersey’s Favorite Beach” in the annual contest sponsored by the N.J. Sea Grant Consortium. We’ve won the contest five years in a row, and I encourage everybody to vote right now by clicking here . The contest is designed “to inspire pride in and stewardship of New Jersey’s beaches.” I want to thank our local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 for its generous donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to be ready for use outside the Ocean City Music Pier. Public Affairs Officer Bob Babezki and Human Resources Staff Officer Warren Iredell made a presentation to the city during the Unlocking of the Ocean ceremony last Friday. If you’re reading this message on Friday afternoon, there is still time to purchase your 2019 seasonal beach tags at the discounted $20. The price goes up to $25 on Saturday. Visit www.ocnj.us/beachtags for information on how to purchase them. Michele and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Catharine Adams, who passed away last weekend at age 90. Cathy was a special person in Ocean City. She was always committed to church, community and family. Her legacy will live on through her seven children and 25 grandchildren and in many other ways. I hope you all will join me in paying tribute to a life well-lived. Michele and I also would like to congratulate George and Rose Savastano on the marriage today of their daughter, Amy, to Vaughn Krynock. We wish Amy and Vaughn much health, happiness and prosperity in the years ahead. Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

A toast to toasters

first_imgWe were just thinking, ’the world of toaster innovation has gone a bit quiet of late’, and then three major domestic bread-heating advances drop on our desks.First up is the ’bacon butty toaster’. Following last year’s Toast N Egg a toaster with an egg fryer unceremoniously bolted onto the side the boffins at Tefal have put their scientific learning to best use by devising the Toast N Grill. This is an all-in-one toaster and grill, filling the gap in the market for those people who are unable to face the arduous task of operating a grill and a toaster at the same time.Next is the ’slotless toaster’, which, for a mere $90 in the US, allows you to toast without having to lift your bread out of a slot. It features a 10.25 x 7-inch heated surface the obvious failing being that you have to turn your toast over to brown both sides. One gadget website aptly described it as “much like your existing toaster, only less useful”.Last but not least literally the ’Wallace & Gromit’ of the toaster world. Devised by former art student Yuri Suzuki, this all-in-one breakfast device, which cost £900 to assemble, can spread butter and jam onto toast, fry omelettes, freshly-squeeze orange juice and even freshly grind coffee beans. Surely the last word in toasting? Tefal, take note.last_img read more