Rusal predicts 2011 growth in China and rebound in US

first_img RUSSIA’S United Company Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, said yesterday it sees steady output growth in 2011, driven by strong demand from China and a rebound in North America.Hong Kong and Paris-listed Rusal said aluminium production was expected to grow two per cent in 2011, roughly steady with last year’s three per cent rise to 4.08m tonnes, with higher output seen at its Siberian smelters.“Growth in aluminium demand in regions other than China is expected to be strong, indicating that Western markets appear to have rebounded positively from the financial crisis,” Rusal said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.Global demand for aluminium, used in everything from soft drink cans to building construction, would increase eight per cent to 43.8m tonnes in 2011, with prices expected to remain above $2,500 per tonne, said Rusal, which accounted for 10 per cent of primary aluminium production in 2009.The increase with higher output seen at its Siberian smelters was roughly steady with last year’s three per cent rise to 4.08m tonnes. Share Monday 14 February 2011 8:27 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo Rusal predicts 2011 growth in China and rebound in US whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img

Overlook Guest House / Schwartz and Architecture

first_img MEP: United States CopyHouses•Los Gatos, United States Year:  Soldata Energy Consulting ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782675/overlook-guest-house-schwartz-and-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Matthew Millman+ 18 Share Overlook Guest House / Schwartz and ArchitectureSave this projectSaveOverlook Guest House / Schwartz and Architecture Overlook Guest House / Schwartz and Architecture 2015 “COPY” Photographs:  Matthew Millman Area:  775 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project iAssociates Pacific Geotechnical Engineering Houses Lighting: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782675/overlook-guest-house-schwartz-and-architecture Clipboard Landscape: “COPY” Architects: Schwartz and Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Pritchard Peck Lighting Civil: Geotechnical Engineering: Projects MH Engineering Landfour Photographs Civil Site Surveyor:LC EngineeringCity:Los GatosCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanText description provided by the architects. Despite an extremely steep, almost undevelopable, wooded site, the Overlook Guest House strategically creates a new fully accessible indoor/outdoor dwelling unit that allows an aging family member to remain close by and at home.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanDesigning a fully accessible new home for a mobility-impaired aging in-law on a steep and wooded hillside site requires a highly efficient and site sensitive footprint, already both hallmarks of good sustainable design.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis 2-bedroom, 775 sq ft home employs a low-impact drilled pier foundation system to perch the structure delicately on this steep site; balancing cut and fill while maximizing views and an expansive feel.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanWith much of the small interior spaces being allocated to accessibility and movement, it becomes a design imperative to capture exterior space as part of the functional portion of the home. Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanA seamless transition between interior and exterior environment is amplified by a single floor slab and overhead plane that unite the residential wing and the opposing garage of the home. The resulting covered area increases the usable floor area using a minimum of building resources. Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanA prominent roof oculus within this covered “courtyard” space provides for a dynamic interior / exterior space directly adjacent to indoor living space as well as promotes a cooling air flow through the often harsh micro-climate of the site.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanProject gallerySee allShow lessSee Aerial Footage of an Italian Riviera Abandoned During WinterVideosPauhu Pavilion Constructed for Tampere Architecture Week in FinlandArchitecture News Share Structural: ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSchwartz and ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos GatosUnited StatesPublished on February 28, 2016Cite: “Overlook Guest House / Schwartz and Architecture” 28 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?为一对老夫妻设计的美丽的家 / Schwartz and Architecture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

Morrison raises over £44,000 in first year of Shelter partnership

first_img Howard Lake | 4 October 2011 | News Morrison raises over £44,000 in first year of Shelter partnership Repairs and maintenance provider Morrison has raised over £44,000 for housing charity Shelter in the first year of their corporate partnership.The relationship, which began in October 2010, is Morrison’s first corporate charity partnership and involves over 3,000 employees from across England and Scotland who have taken part in a range of activities to support Shelter’s work.Local offices have organised fundraising events including cabaret nights, football matches, curry cook-ups and coastal walks. Staff have also signed up for Shelter fundraising events including the charity’s Cake Time initiative and sporting events such as the Great Manchester Run and London Marathon.Morrison have also supported Shelter’s charity shops with clothing and goods donations worth more than £3,500, and it has initiated a payroll giving scheme. The company is confident of reaching the fundraising target of £50,000 by the end of the first 12 months.There have been other benefits to the charity. Senior managers from Morrison have been involved in policy roundtables held by Shelter and both organisations expect to work together on policy solutions to improve the situation of the hundreds of thousands of families across the country in desperate housing need.Susan Stockwell, Director of CSR at Morrison’s, said: “Working in the social housing sector, we know how many people are facing housing problems and the importance of having support and advice readily available to help them. It was this connection between our organisations that led to Morrison choosing Shelter as its first charity partner.”www.shelter.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate 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.last_img

Protest disrupts football game over climate crisis

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this During halftime at the classic Yale and Harvard football game on Nov. 23 in New Haven, Conn., hundreds of protesters from both schools took to the middle of the football field with signs and banners to protest the complicity of both universities’ administrations in the climate crisis. The students are demanding that both schools, whose combined endowments amount to over $70 billion, divest from the fossil fuel industry.Protesters also carried signs demanding cancellation of Puerto Rico’s debt in response to the devastation wreaked on the U.S. colony in September 2017. It was caused by both Hurricane Maria and the Trump administration’s ongoing racist and callous response to the island’s plight.Dozens of students, faculty and allies were arrested, but not before the game was delayed by an estimated 48 minutes. The protest made international headlines due to social media publicity, especially on Twitter and Instagram.— Report by Monica Mooreheadlast_img

Indiana Weather Forecast 2/3/2015

first_imgModels really have not changed much from 24 hours ago, bringing small systems through the state every couple of days. Temps will again be the key feature to watch. Much colder air comes in behind this next clipper tonight through tomorrow, but behind that, models are in disagreement over temps to finish the week. The American model suggests a bit of a moderating push in temps for Friday and Saturday ahead of our next minor system. The European does not. Right now, we like the European solution, allowing for some slight trend upward, but still bounded by normal on the top end, for an over all normal to below temperature pattern through the next two weeks. But…we will keep a close eye on the finish to the week, especially over the southern half of the state where there is no appreciable snowpack. Look for 20s and 30s today and tomorrow (ahead of the system), teens and 20s Thursday, and then 30s for the Friday into Saturday, with a potential skew higher Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Indiana Weather Forecast 2/3/2015 The next precipitation outbreak is on the way for Sunday. This low looks stronger than 24 hours ago, and if it holds as shown on current models, it will bring .1”-.25” liquid potential to the stated down to Bloomington, and then mostly rain south of there. The freezing line looks to drape across the southern third of the state. We will have to watch precipitation type and origin closely…as there is potential for some of the precip we see now as snow to become freezing rain, if the moisture overruns a front to the north. There is some potential for that solution taking shape. Stay tuned. Next week we have another little wave for Wednesday into Thursday that brings minor snows, mostly a coating to an inch or less. Then in the longer term we have a system for Valentines Day weekend that is still possible, and a strong low for the 17th that has the potential to bring significant snows. Liquid equivalents from that storm still are averaging over half an inch, and the freezing line has good potential to stay well south of most of the state. SHARE By Ryan Martin – Feb 2, 2015 SHARE Our next clipper wave comes through from tonight through early Thursday AM. This system will hit in two waves. The wave tonight into tomorrow morning will be more north, hitting MI and extreme northern Indiana with light action…mostly under .2”, or about a coating to 2” of snow. Then the second part comes late tomorrow night through about 3 AM Thursday, and will hit most of the state. We see liquid equivalents of .1”-.25” so 1-3 inches of snow will be possible mostly state wide, although extreme southeast IN may see little to no precipitation. Previous articleNFU Says President’s Proposed Budget Includes Crucial Investments for AgricultureNext articleMorning Outlook Ryan Martincenter_img Plenty of snow for Northern SRW areas, and we will add to that over the next few weeks a coating to a couple of inches at a time. Temps may try to push to normal or above normal levels in parts of SRW country later this week and early in the weekend, but likely have a low chance of staying there for more than a day or so. Southern SRW areas are still on track for good rains later this week, but dry out somewhat after this weekend. The weekend precipitation event has better coverage for SRW areas than 24 hours ago, including areas south of the OH River.Temps will remain normal to slightly above normal in FSU areas through the rest of the week, but models remain insistent on much colder air diving in with a vengeance early next week.  To strong arctic highs will arrive starting week and then again later in the period. Snow totals with the fronts that bring the cold air look uninspiring, but there should be at least .1”-.4” of precipitation combined out of the two fronts that can produce a little snow cover.  CATTLE WeatherBiggest story for beef cattle feed yard areas will be big swings in temps from today (60s to near 70) to tomorrow (20s and low 30s) to Friday (back to 70s). The swing will feature wind and some blowing snow, but that is it. Overall, the period through mid month seems to favor above normal temps. By comparison, northern dairy areas need to be on the look out for fast moving little systems about every 3 days or so, with a stronger system passing just to the south of the region just past mid month. Cold air will keep temps normal to below for most of the two week period. HOG WeatherTransportation issues remain today, although no new snow in the past 24 hours will help with that. We will point out the main issues today in the same corridor we mentioned yesterday…I-80 to US-24. We look for a fresh 1-3 inches tomorrow into early Thursday, but it should not blow too badly. Longer term, there is potential for snow and read more

Episode 226 – CFB Week 10, NFL Week 9 Recap

first_img2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Linkedin Linkedin Twitter Facebook 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallace Twitter TAGSblanket coveragecfbcollege footballjack wallaceMLBmls cup playoffsNFLnoah parkerpodcastsportsTCU Football Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ + posts Previous articleOpen House 12: Abbie ZuhlkeNext articleStudents deal with not having study days before finals Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Facebook printJack and Noah recap Week 10 of college football and Week 9 of the NFL, including the epic Clemson/ND 2OT battle, Indiana reaching the AP Top 10 and the Los Angeles Chargers slowly becoming the West Coast Falcons. Follow us @BlanketCovPod on Twitter and @blanketcoveragepodcast on Instagram for more news and updates! TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Speciallast_img

RSF urges EU leaders to defend media freedom in Turkey

first_imgCampaigns April 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching an ad campaign that calls for a firm stand in defence of media freedom in Turkey by the European Union’s leaders, who will meet for an EU summit in Malta on Friday (3 February) “Can we carry on as if nothing is happening in Turkey?” the campaign visuals ask in five languages – French, English, Spanish, German and Swedish. They show Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker, François Hollande, Theresa May, Mariano Rajoy, Donald Tusk and Stefan Löfven, who are urged to stop turning a blind eye to the unprecedented crackdown on Turkish journalists.The campaign ads will be posted on social networks (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and will appear in the French national newspapers.The unprecedented persecution of Turkey’s journalists and media has been under way ever since last July’s abortive coup attempt.Pluralism is in the process of disappearing after six months under a state of emergency. More than 100 journalists have been put in prison, where they continue to await the start of their trials. No fewer than 149 media outlets and 29 publishing houses have been closed arbitrarily. At least 775 press cards have been rescinded and the passports of hundreds of journalists have been withdrawn without any form of judicial proceedings. Censorship of the Internet and social networks has reached unparalleled levels.Turkey’s neighbours cannot remain indifferent to such a crackdown in a country that is a candidate for admission to the European Union. European leaders have a political and moral duty to do everything in their power to rescue journalism in Turkey. Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 counties in RSF’s latest World Press Freedom Index. Organisation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News February 2, 2017 – Updated on March 16, 2017 RSF urges EU leaders to defend media freedom in Turkey to go further Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe April 28, 2021 Find out more News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img

L.A. County Honors Brand Orbit for 50-Plus Years of Community Service

first_img Community News Business News L.A. County Honors Brand Orbit for 50-Plus Years of Community Service Supervisor Barger presents official scroll recognizing PR and advertising agency’s economic contributions STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 12:42 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Los Angeles County Supervisor (left) presents boutique marketing agency founder Edward Beckett and Sharon Bailey Beckett, president and managing partner, with an official scroll honoring the Altadena-based company for its more than 50 years of contributions to the Southern California business community.Brand Orbit, one of the longest and most successful boutique marketing agencies in Southern California, has been officially recognized for its more than 50 years of achievements by the County of Los Angeles with an official scroll presented by Supervisor Kathryn Barger.In a colorful ceremony at the Altadena Community Center, the county cited the firm’s staying power in a typically volatile industry (52 years), its 42 years of job creation in the county and its award-winning campaigns for a wide variety of regional and national clients.Present for the honors were Brand Orbit’s founder, Edward Beckett, and its president, Sharon Bailey Beckett, who said the “keys to our success are about developing trustworthy relationships with staff and clients and staying current with the digital age by leveraging new and emerging technologies and trends.”For an ad agency to last 52 years is an anomaly, according to Beckett, a managing partner and member of the Pasadena Angels investment group. Citing statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other studies, she said “about two out of every three businesses with employees last two years. And small professional service firms like Brand Orbit have about a 30 percent chance to celebrate their 10 th birthday.”A major reason for this industry fluctuation is based on the agencies’ ability to manage client and employee retention, she added. “We currently employ seven on-site staff and eight remote or virtual staff, an employment balance that allows us to keep payrolls more manageable as client demands ebb and flow for a broad range of services.“We’ve been successful by evolving with the economy, surviving the savings and loan debacle, the Internet Bubble and most recently the Great Recession.” HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

An Advocate Must Be Inquisitive Like A Detective, Tenacious Like A Farmer & Precise Like A Surgeon : CJ RS Chauhan In Farewell Speech

first_imgNews UpdatesAn Advocate Must Be Inquisitive Like A Detective, Tenacious Like A Farmer & Precise Like A Surgeon : CJ RS Chauhan In Farewell Speech LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Jan 2021 1:39 AMShare This – xChief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan was transferred from Telangana High Court to take charge as the CJ of Uttarakhand High Court.The Telangana High Court bid farewell to him at a full court meeting held on Monday, December 4.In his speech, he had few words about the legal profession.”The advocate must be inquisitive like a detective, tenacious like a farmer, and precise like a surgeon. In…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?LoginChief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan was transferred from Telangana High Court to take charge as the CJ of Uttarakhand High Court.The Telangana High Court bid farewell to him at a full court meeting held on Monday, December 4.In his speech, he had few words about the legal profession.”The advocate must be inquisitive like a detective, tenacious like a farmer, and precise like a surgeon. In the legal fraternity, we must walk the past prescribed by the Constitution of India. To leave the Constitutional path is to venture into lawlessness and to enter into the jungle raj. Our foremost duty is to strengthen the weak against the strong, to protect the small fish from the larger ones. We must provide a shield to the individual citizen against the mighty power of the State. We have to protect and promote the Rule of Law and Democracy”, said CJ Chauhan.At the Telangana High Court, CJ Chauhan was part of several notable decisions such as the judgment reading principles of natural justice into RBI master circular on fraud, stopping government from demolishing the heritage building Irrum Manzil, confirmation of decision for new secretariat building etc.Here is the full text of his farewell speech :My Learned Brothers and Sister on the Bench, Mr. B.S. Prasad, the Learned Advocate General of the State of Telangana, Mr. A. Narasimha Reddy, the Chairman of the Bar Council of Telangana, Mr. T. Surya Karan Reddy, the President of the High Court Bar Association, and the Additional Solicitor General of India, Mr. N. Rajeshwar Rao, Assistant Solicitor General of India, the learned Senior Advocates,the Learned Members of the Bar, the Learned Registrars of the High Court, Mr. Santosh Reddy, the Law Secretary to Government,Ms. Anupama Chakravarthi, the Member Secretary, Telangana State Legal Services Authority, Mrs. Tirumala Devi, the Director, Judicial Academy, Mr. Ramesh Babu, the Secretary, High Court Legal Services Committee, Officers and Staff Members of the High Court, Ladies and gentlemen, A farewell is a humbling experience, indeed. It is humbling when the learned Brother and the learned Advocate General shower praises upon you. It is also a moment of revelation when you suddenly realize how short our existence is. Before you know it, it is time to pack up and leave. I am certainly grateful to the learned Brother and the learned Advocate General for their compliments. A cynic would brush aside their speeches. But I like to believe that though they are like interested witnesses, but they are trustworthy eyewitnesses. Therefore, I accept the kernel of their statements with all sense of humility at my command. It was two years ago that I joined you, although it feels like only yesterday. And this sensation of a short stay is the index of how warm and kind you have been to me and my family, in your official capacities as well as personal. Thus, I am grateful to the Hon’ble Collegium for sending me to the High Court of Judicature for the State of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, initially as a puine judge, and eventually recommending me as the Chief Justice of this High Court. I am equally beholden to the Hon’ble Collegium for transferring me to the Hon’ble High Court of Uttarakhand. For, the transfer would give me an opportunity to take up the challenges of another state, to see another beautiful part of our nation, and to increase the number of friends across the country. It is an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to do my work to the best of my abilities. I am certainly grateful to my learned Sister and Brothers for their constant support and cooperation. Thanks to them, we were able to reach many milestones. Despite the Pandemic, in spite of other High Courts shutting down, during the Pandemic we continued to function uninterruptedly. At the relevant time, we were the only High Court in the country with all the Benches functioning. We were the first High Court read more

Flexible Working : The Right To Request And The Road Ahead

first_imgColumnsFlexible Working : The Right To Request And The Road Ahead Tapti Bose6 Jan 2021 9:09 PMShare This – xWhile the office is an artefact of history, the modern workplace epitomises the future. In pre and post -independence India the work force consisted primarily of the male members of the family and in majority of the cases the said male member was the sole breadwinner, who had to stay outside home for a considerable time to provide for his family. At present the work force has…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 the office is an artefact of history, the modern workplace epitomises the future. In pre and post -independence India the work force consisted primarily of the male members of the family and in majority of the cases the said male member was the sole breadwinner, who had to stay outside home for a considerable time to provide for his family. At present the work force has undergone major changes to include dual parents, single parents, single women and persons of retiring age. Further due to the growth of digitisation and telecommunications the nature of the work itself has undergone major changes. Work anytime, Work Anywhere and Work on any device would very much summarize the modern workplace practice. Such changes would naturally mandate provisions for flexible work arrangement in the work place. The World Health Organization has declared pandemic on 11 March, 2020 and consequently some governments in different states have advised companies to allow their employees to work from home. During the lockdown many workplaces adapted the flexiwork arrangements .Yet after the lockdown most of them have it mandatory for the work force to return to the physical office. Many employees have been forced to avail far more costly private transport facilities. Employees with co-morbidities or vulnerable members in the family have found it difficult to return. Therefore, if the nature of work does not require the worker being physically present, the recommended course of action would be to ensure work from home even if this is not as per the usual policy of the establishment. At present therefore the flexible work arrangements are no longer a rarity or exception. Considering that the workforce and the nature of work has changed requiring employers to provide their employees with flexible working setup, major developing countries of the world have enacted at least the right to request through which employees are able to ask for a flexible workplace arrangement. Very recently the Ministry of Labour and Development published the Model Standing Orders for the Service Sector, 2020 incorporating provisions of work from home and workplace flexibility. What is flexible working : Flexible working refers to those working arrangements which provide viable alternatives to the standard fixed-scheduled working systems. The types of flexible work arrangement based on the following criteria include: 1. Total Time of Work: Working less hours (part time), full hours on fewer days (compressed hours), core hours on fixed days (flex time) 2. Arrangements of Work: Two or more employees doing the same work and splitting the hours (job shares); and 3. Place of work: Doing some or all the work at home or at a remote location though telecommuting. The notional extension of the modern workplace under employment laws : The Indian Courts have time and again applied the concept of ‘notional extension’ of the employers’ premises while interpreting workmen compensation laws and also the Sexual Harassment of Women in Workplace Act of 2013. In the landmark case of Saurashtra Salt Manufacturing Co. v. Bai Valu Raja & Ors (AIR 1958 SCC 881), [3] the Supreme Court observed, ‘ the theory of notional extension of the employer’s premises [was] to include an area which the workman passes and repasses in going to and in leaving the actual place of work. In Saurabh Kumar Mallick v Comptroller & Auditor General of India & Anr [4] , The Hon’ble Delhi High Court in discussing what constitutes ‘workplace’ under the Sexual Harassment of Women in Workplace Act 2013 of stated: ‘It is imperative to take into consideration the recent trend which has emerged with the advent of computer and internet technology and advancement of information technology. The test laid down to determine a particular place is workplace or not, are the following : a) proximity from the place of work; (b) control of the management over such a place/residence where the working woman is residing; and(c) read more