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Whistle blower: Wayne Barnes will get a hot reception in Aukland as he takes charge of New Zealand v FranceBy Alan DymockWHEN THE news broke yesterday that referee Steve Walsh would handle the Lions first match of the summer against the Barbarians in Hong Kong and that South Africa’s Craig Joubert would take charge of the second test against Australia in Melbourne, there was a ripple of indignation.However, if British and Irish fans are apprehensive about the summer appointments, it is nothing compared to the concerns of their pals in New ZealandOn the spot: Steve Walsh penalises EnglandThe man in the middle for the Lions 125th anniversary tour opener, Walsh, is subject of an inquiry by the RFU’s coaches following his performance during the 6 Nations encounter between Wales and England which ultimately decided who would win the Championship. Joubert has also been the subject of a similar inquiry by the Scots, following his performance in the clash between Scotland and Wales in which a record 28 penalties were given.Yet while these two home nations simply seek clarification on the decisions on these two officials – particularly in terms of their handling of the set scrum, according to Graham Rowntree of England and the Scottish backroom staff – from the IRB and head ref Joel Jutge, some Kiwi’s are openly up in arms.The All Blacks will open their Steinlager Series for the summer with a match against France on June 8, at Eden Park. Officiating that one? A certain Wayne Barnes. CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 16: Chris Robshaw of England talks to referee Steve Walsh during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Millennium Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images) Now for those of you with a short memory, Barnes last took charge of a tasty Kiwi-Gallic test six years ago. The one where France beat the All Blacks 20-18 in the 2007 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. The one where Thierry Dusautoir tackled everything in sight, with an almost inhuman 38 tackles. The one where Barnes was accused of missing Damien Traille forward pass that led to a French try. The one where no card was shown while France frantically protected their line for almost 20 minutes, despite All Black protests. The one which prompted Sir Graham Henry to write in his autobiography that, at the time, he considered ‘match-fixing’ as the only logical explanation.”The accusations during and after that encounter were hefty and prolonged. For that reason it is understandable that the IRB have waited to appoint Barnes for this fixture, with Joubert the man handling the World Cup final at Eden Park ground in 2011. The one where New Zealand scraped past France and that fella Dusautoir, 8-7.Of course, unfounded accusations and grumblings aside, it is a tough job blowing the whistle. But fans have long memories and passion can cloud the factual recollections of events. It is, after all, easier to suggest a referee does not like a nation. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The men in the middle will be as impartial as they can, but in Aukland in June, Barnes will still be heckled as loudly as any referee ever has been.Good luck to the men in the middle…
Rector Belleville, IL By Ed Thornton Posted Mar 5, 2021 Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Lambeth Conference Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Archbishop of Canterbury, Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop of Canterbury condemns Nigerian primate’s anti-gay language ‘I completely disagree with and condemn this language. It is unacceptable.’ Rector Washington, DC 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Human Sexuality, Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Photo: Lambeth Conference[Church Times] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has condemned the “unacceptable” language that Archbishop of Nigeria Henry Ndukuba recently used to describe gay people.In response to a statement on the pastoral care of gay people issued by the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in January, Ndukuba wrote last week: “The deadly ‘virus’ of homosexuality has infiltrated ACNA. This is likened to a Yeast that should be urgently and radically expunged and excised lest it affects the whole dough (Luke 13:20-21; Gal. 5:9).”In a statement issued on March 5, Welby says: “I completely disagree with and condemn this language. It is unacceptable. It dehumanizes those human beings of whom the statement speaks.“I have written privately to His Grace The Archbishop to make clear that this language is incompatible with the agreed teaching of the Anglican Communion (expressed most clearly, albeit in unsuitable language for today, in paragraphs c and d of resolution I.10 of the Lambeth Conference 1998).“This resolution both restated a traditional view of Christian marriage and was clear in its condemnation of homophobic actions or words. It affirmed that ‘all baptized, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ.’”Read the full story in Church Times here. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN
Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Florida Economic Consortium hosting the eventIn light of a recent Grand Jury Report out of Miami-Dade County, “CRA’s: The Good, The Bad and The Questionable”, the Florida Economic Consortium on Violence & Crime (“FEC”) is hosting a practical Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) Lunch Forum to address concerns brought forth in the Report.The Grand Jury Report has prompted the Florida Legislature to question the use of CRA funds by municipalities that are moving away from the statutorily intended purpose of Florida Statutes Chapter 163, Part III, which is to address slum and blighted areas. This Lunch Forum has been designed by FEC Attorney Greg Jackson, a CRA authority, to provide practical insights and strategies to CRA representatives, developers/builders and financial institutionsThe goal is to assist existing CRA’s with the development of programs to positively impact communities through initiatives that may include affordable housing, land acquisition, and small business grants.Attorney Greg Jackson, a CRA authority, designed the forum.The CRA Lunch Forum will also focus on issues that correlate with the increase and perpetuation of violence and crime in high-risk communities.“Some of the root causes of violence include lack of economic opportunity and poverty,” said Rod Love, Chairman of the Consortium. “CRA’s, if leveraged with the success of Governor Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” initiative that is leading the nation in job creation, would be uniquely positioned to serve as an economic stimulus to ignite positive growth within areas that have been identified as slum and blighted. The economic stimulus will lead to the creation of meaningful employment, as well as a sustainable small business footprint that will subsequently lead to the renewal of urban communities and contribute to local municipalities’ tax base, as intended by Chapter 163.”Call 407-494-2406 to register for the CRA Lunch Forum or to ask questions.WHAT: CRA Lunch Forum: Information, Education & ImplementationWHEN: February 28thWHERE: Fran Carlton Community Center – 11 North Forest Avenue, Apopka, FL 32703TIME: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCRAFEC Previous articleStatewide fracking ban emerges at the CapitolNext articleMayor Jacobs Launches “Let’s Read” Initiative Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Lead Architects: Photographs ArchDaily Houses Area: 230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Compact Housing in the Informal Settlements of Maputo / Casas MelhoradasSave this projectSaveCompact Housing in the Informal Settlements of Maputo / Casas Melhoradas Save this picture!© Johan Mottelson+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Year: Projects Compact Housing in the Informal Settlements of Maputo / Casas Melhoradas CopyHouses, Housing•Maputo, Mozambique Mozambique Photographs: Johan Mottelson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Manufacturers: Handjaye Carpentaria, Lego & Global CIME, LDA “COPY” Johan Mottelson & Jørgen Eskemose ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897735/compact-housing-in-the-informal-settlements-of-maputo-casas-melhoradas Clipboard Architects: Casas Melhoradas Area Area of this architecture project Other Participants:Architects without borders – Denmark, Estamos, KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture – Institute of Architecture, Urbanism & LandscapeCity:MaputoCountry:MozambiqueMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Johan MottelsonRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. Casas Melhoradas is an applied research project on housing for low-income groups in the informal settlements of Maputo, Mozambique with a three-fold focus: 1) developing alternative construction methods to improve the quality and decrease the cost of housing; 2) developing housing typologies that utilize space and infrastructure more economically to initiate a more sustainable urban development; 3) engaging in the construction of affordable rental housing through public and private partnerships to scale up the impact of the project.Save this picture!© Johan MottelsonSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Johan MottelsonSave this picture!Second Floor PlanThe project is carried out by the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism & Landscape, at KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation; the Mozambican NGO Estamos and Architects without Borders, Denmark. The project’s latest housing prototype was completed in 2018 and consists of a low-rise high-density row-housing typology with six dwellings on a plot where there would otherwise reside a single family. Accordingly, the project demonstrates how space and infrastructure can be utilized more economically and thereby counter urban sprawl and the growing infrastructure deficit.Save this picture!© Johan MottelsonAll the dwellings have small private outdoor areas with kitchens, as cooking is largely an outdoor activity in the informal settlements of Maputo due to the use of charcoal. On the ground floor, the kitchens are placed on the verandas next to the street, adding a semi-private transition zone between the public and private. All kitchens are equipped with gas stoves to reduce air pollution and deforestation caused by the use of charcoal. The project has small common courtyards with shared bathrooms and laundry facilities.Save this picture!Section AThe project has a green roof where an additional floor can be added, which ensures the project a robustness in case further urban densification should be relevant in the area. Furthermore, the evaporation from the roof improves the indoor climate in the dwellings. The project was built using locally produced compressed earth blocks. Thereby, the energy consumption in the construction process was reduced while adding the same red color tone of the local soil to the project. Save this picture!© Johan MottelsonProject gallerySee allShow lessMusic Center Theater Teca / Dapstudio / elena sacco – paolo danelliSelected ProjectsTaksila Roots / SGA-STUDIOSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCasas MelhoradasOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingMaputoMozambiquePublished on July 11, 2018Cite: “Compact Housing in the Informal Settlements of Maputo / Casas Melhoradas” 11 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 17 March 2008 | News Britons donate £1 billion to charity using plastic cards 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Donations to UK charitable organisations by credit and debit cards reached a new high in 2007, up from £842 million in 2006 to £1.031 billion.APACS, the UK payments association, reported that this represented a 23% increase by volume, from 18.5 million transactions in 2006 to 22.6 million in 2007. The increase consists of 2.9 million more debit card and 1.3 million more credit card payments, indicating that debit cards remain the popular option when giving. The average value of a donation on a plastic card in 2007 was £44.75.Spending using affinity cards also increased last year: £7.5 billion was spent on the 4.8 million affinity cards in issue in the UK, representing an 8% increase from the amount spent in 2006.APACS’ figures cover religious, social and political contributions.www.apacs.org.uk
Follow the news on Turkey News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News News April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information December 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists scapegoats again in latest political crisis News Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s desperate attempts to stop leaks and obstruct the flow of information about the past week’s embarrassing political and financial scandal, which have included drastically reducing access to police sources, blocking a news website, firing a leading journalist and resuming an aggressive rhetoric with outspoken media.“We are very worried by the repressive measures that the authorities have taken with the media in the past few days,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By trying to impose pre- and post-publication censorship on coverage of a major anti-corruption investigation targeting the heart of the government, they are increasing the already remarkable opacity that cloaks leading political issues and judicial cases in Turkey to the detriment of the public’s right to know.“The government seems to have acquired the habit of shooting the messenger whenever it is in trouble. Journalists should not have to suffer because of high-level administrative in-fighting. It is unacceptable that government officials are again treating outspoken media as enemies of the nation, as they did during the Gezi Park protests.”Around 30 people in high-level positions were questioned on 17 December in a major corruption investigation. They included the sons of two government ministers, the CEO of a state-owned bank and a construction tycoon.It was a blow for the ruling party, which largely owes it first election victory a decade ago to its promises to combat fraud and corruption. As the scandal has continued to grow, the government has reacted by claiming that it is the victim of an “international conspiracy” and by firing police chiefs throughout the country.The affair is seen as a new round in a power struggle within the conservative elite, one reaching to the heart of the ruling AKP party, in the run-up to next year’s elections. The past few months have seen growing friction between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s allies and Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen’s many influential followers within the police and judiciary.Information blocked at the sourceThe directorate of police announced on 22 December that journalists would no longer be permitted direct access to police stations and police units for the purposes of reporting and asked them to return the accreditation and keys that allowed them into the press offices of certain police stations. Journalists would henceforth have to content themselves with the official information provided at press conferences and press briefings, the police directorate added.Turkish media freedom groups were unanimous in condemning this “unprecedented” measure, saying it would prevent reporters from gathering the information essential for their work and would reduce them to being police public relations conduits.Yeni Dönem (New Era), a news website recently founded by the well-known journalist Mehmet Baransu that had revealed some of the details of the anti-corruption investigation, was blocked the day before the police directorate’s announcement.The site was the first victim of a decree by the prosecutor-general on 20 December that warned news media not to post information liable to “endanger the presumption of innocence” or “a fair trial.” The two main regulatory authorities, the Radio and TV High Council (RTÜK) and the High Council for Telecommunications (TIB), have the job of enforcing the decree.Baransu’s lawyer, Sercan Sakalli, announced that he planned to request the lifting of the blocking and to bring a complaint against the Ankara prosecutor’s office and the judges responsible for ordering the blocking. He added that the corruption investigation had given rise to an intense debate in Turkish society, that the media continued to cover it, and that Yeni Dönem was not the only news outlet to reveal details of the investigation.Leading journalists targetedBaransu was already at the centre of a previous case of censorship linked to the power struggle between Prime Minister Erdogan and the Gülen movement. In late November, he wrote an article for the liberal daily Taraf revealing a 2004 document in which Erdogan, Abdullah Gül (who is now president) and the National Security Council (MGK) proposed measures to “be done with” the Gülen movement.A few days later, Baransu reported that the MIT intelligence agency had opened files on members of the movement and had put them under surveillance.With the authenticity of Baransu’s documents beyond dispute, he and Taraf suddenly found themselves the target of a spate of complaints by the prime minister’s office, the MGK and the MIT accusing them of “divulging classified documents relating to state security.”On 7 December, Erdogan liked Taraf and Baransu’s reporting to “treason” and suggested that they should be brought to trial. Taraf and Baransu responded by a filing a complaint accusing him of insulting and defaming them, and of “trying to influence the course of justice.”Baransu is not the only leading journalist to fall foul of the authorities in the current political tension. Nazli Ilicak, a well-known columnist for the pro-government conservative daily Sabah, was fired on 18 December, a day after an appearance on the CNN Türk TV station in which he called for the resignation of the ministers whose sons had been implicated in corruption. The newspaper ascribed his dismissal to a “difference of opinion.”Turkey is ranked 154th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Image: Ozan Kose / AFP) April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more
Top Stories”Grave Offences Against Humanity”: International Council of Jurists Move UNHRC Against China Seeking COVID-19 Reparations [Read Complaint] Akshita Saxena3 April 2020 7:48 AMShare This – xThe International Council of Jurists and the All India Bar Association have filed a complaint in the United Nations Human Rights Council against China for committing “grave offences against the humanity” throughout the world, in the form of COVID-19 pandemic. The complaint lodged by Dr. Adish C Aggarwala, President of International Council of Jurists, and Chairman of All India…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 International Council of Jurists and the All India Bar Association have filed a complaint in the United Nations Human Rights Council against China for committing “grave offences against the humanity” throughout the world, in the form of COVID-19 pandemic. The complaint lodged by Dr. Adish C Aggarwala, President of International Council of Jurists, and Chairman of All India Bar Association, ropes in the People’s Republic of China, the People’s Liberation Army (the official Military of China) and the Wuhan Institute of Virology for “conspiring a biological warfare” against the world. The Complainant has alleged that the COVID-19 pandemic was a “conspiracy of Chinese government aimed at catapulting itself to the position of a superpower of the World and undermining other countries through biological warfare.” He added, “The Chinese government has meticulously planned the execution and spread of the Novel Coronavirus and the same can be inferred in the way China has taken regard of the situation as also of the curious case of the spread of the virus all over the world. As pointed earlier, it remains a mystery as to how the virus has not spread in all provinces of China but at the same time, has spread to all countries in the world.” He has further alleged that gross negligence and incompetence of Chinese government and their authorities in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic have violated various Charters and Guidelines issued by the United Nations and have endangered the lives of millions and has life and business across the globe to complete standstill. In this view it is submitted: 1. China has violated Article 25(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which highlights the human right to health and well-being. In this regard it is averred that the Chinese Government was obligated to ensure that it does not interfere directly or indirectly with the right to health of the people. However, the Chinese government despite being aware of the deadly virus, deliberately withheld information, leading to a global pandemic. 2. China has violated Article 12 of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which stresses upon the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. 3. China has violated Articles 6, 7, 9 of the International Health Regulations that refer to Information-sharing obligations during unexpected or unusual public health events. In this regard it is averred that the Chinese government, by not issuing prompt health warnings regarding the potential outbreak of the COVID-19 inspite of facts being apparent and hazard looming large, and on hiding information of the same from the general public as well as health authorities within its administration or to the WHO has consequently affected the right to physical and mental health of people across the globe. In view thereof, the Complainant has chalked out China’s legal liability under the Responsibility Of States For Internationally Wrongful Acts, 2001. It is submitted that in case a country is found to be in violation of its international obligations, then it is liable to prevent the given event over the entire period during which the event continues. Thus, Dr. Aggarwala has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to enquire and direct the Government of China to adequately compensate the international community and member states and particularly India, for surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction of mankind throughout world and also for serious physical, psychological, economic and social harm caused to these States due to the inaction and negligence to respect the international obligations About International Council of Jurists ICJ, headquarterd in London, is involved in research and has been holding conferences and seminars on a wide range of subjects having international and domestic significance, in matters of human rights, constitutional duties and others. 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News UpdatesSupreme Court Collegium Reiterates Recommendations For Judges Elevation In Kerala, Karnataka, HP High Courts LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 March 2021 6:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated earlier recommendations on the appointment of Judges to the High Courts of Kerala, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, following a meeting convened on 2nd March 2021. The Collegium has therefore reaffirmed its recommendation of advocates Viju Abraham, Mohammed Nias C.P. and Paul KK for elevation to the Kerala High Court, Advocate…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 Collegium has reiterated earlier recommendations on the appointment of Judges to the High Courts of Kerala, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, following a meeting convened on 2nd March 2021. The Collegium has therefore reaffirmed its recommendation of advocates Viju Abraham, Mohammed Nias C.P. and Paul KK for elevation to the Kerala High Court, Advocate Nagendra Ramachandra Naik to the Karnataka High Court and Satyen Vaidya to the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The Kerala High Court Collegium’s recommendation for the elevation of Viju Abraham and six other Advocates, was first considered by the Supreme Court Collegium on 9 October, 2018. Viju Abraham’s case was, however, deferred for consideration on a later date. His case was again deferred by the Collegium on February 12, 2019 as the Collegium had called for certain information from the High Court. Following the receipt of this information, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended Abraham’s appointment in May 2019. Mohammed Nias C.P and Paul KK were recommended to be appointed as judges of the Kerala High Court by the Supreme Court Collegium in March 2019, along with CS Dias, whose appointment was subsequently confirmed in November 2019. For the Karnataka High Court, the Collegium has reiterated its recommendation to appoint Advocate Nagendra Ramachandra Naik as Judge. Naik had first been recommended for the position by the Supreme Court Collegium in October 2019. Advocate Satyen Vaidya, who was originally proposed for elevation as a Himachal Pradesh High Court Judge in April 2019, has also been recommended again. Apart from the above recommendations, the Collegium has approved a proposal to elevate judicial officer A Badharudeen as Judge of the Kerala High CourtNext Story