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Who are the jokers in the England squad? Hannah Botterman is funny and Abbie Scott has a really dry sense of humour.Do you have any nicknames? Some of the girls call me Locky when I play second-row or Proppy when I played prop. It’s more taking the mick out of me.What about pranks? Simon Middleton, our coach, does good ones in team meetings. He doesn’t do it often but gets everyone when he does.Before we played Ireland, he put up a slide with the weather forecast for the game – 28°C and sunny. We were all delighted and then he went, “Only joking. It’s 5°C and gale-force winds.”On last year’s summer tour he put up a slide quickly, then asked if we remembered what it said. The first two people got it right as he’d prepped them but the third person didn’t have a clue.Huddle up: England coach Simon Middleton talks to his squad (Getty Images)Do you have any phobias? The norm – spiders, sharks, snakes. And seaweed. I hate that when you’re swimming.Your most embarrassing moment? This wasn’t that embarrassing but in Italy two years ago I got my first Player of the Match for England. I got a bottle of Champagne and wanted to hold onto it as it was my first one. I put it in my bag and as I swung it round the bottle fell on the floor and smashed. This article originally appeared in the May 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you could be a team-mate, who would it be? Who’s really young? Mia Venner – I’d love to be 17 again.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with? Probably Donald Trump. I’d like to see if he’s actually such a plonker when there are no cameras or mics around.If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? To be invisible so I could be a fly on the wall. I’d go in every coaches’ meeting ever!Your three dream dinner party guests? Catherine Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) – she’s well-connected and I’d like to make friends with her. I’d laugh at all her jokes! Richie McCaw, so I could say I’d rubbed shoulders with him. And a film director… Sam Mendes. I’d like to know the ins and outs of all the camera shots and things.I’d cook three courses – asparagus with mozzarella and Parma ham, spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread, and then a dark chocolate cheesecake.What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought? The girls would say anything I own from Gucci. I have two purses and a ring.What would be your Mastermind specialist subject? Sport. I’m still waiting for Question of Sport. Hannah Botterman did a tweet about Crocs and got a free pair, so I did a video about Question of Sport and got a tweet saying they’d have me on but nothing has come of it yet.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? The normal things – to get a good job, buy a house and start a family.How would you like to be remembered? Preferably as a back-row! As someone who always gave their best, put their body on the line and left the shirt in a better place than when I started. Downtime with… Red Roses second-row Poppy CleallHave you ever pretended to be your twin, Bryony? Once I didn’t clear up the cones from a PE lesson and the teacher said, “Poppy, you need to go out and get them.” I said, “I’m Bryony” and as she went out one door I went out the other. By the time she’d found Bryony, who said she was Bryony, I’d gone. I felt bad afterwards.The funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch? Any classic when someone’s shorts are pulled down. On an U20 tour, it happened to Emily Scott. Everyone stopped playing and South Africa scored a try! We all just froze because her bum was out. Then there’s Sunter’s one (Sarah Hunter v USA at RWC 2017) – she still gets tweeted about that. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The England lock/back-row talks bare bottoms, coach tricks and Champagne moments High rise: England’s Poppy Cleall wins a lineout against Ireland (Getty Images) read more
Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 12, 2018 at 7:28 pm In Los Angeles it cost over 10 million. Once the smoke settled, it went down hill from there. A lot of ill will ensued. Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Charles Pierce says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (2) Submit an Event Listing 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 Convention accepts $134 million three-year spending plan Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN July 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm I wonder what the cost to each diocese and to each parish will be? How much is being spent on litigation within the church? 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 Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY General Convention 2018, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books General Convention, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] After rejecting all three amendments put to them, deputies on July 12 accepted the proposed 2019-2021 budget and sent it to the House of Bishops for their consideration.The bishops acted minutes later, approving the budget in a voice vote without any debate.The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance had presented its proposed $133.8 million 2019-2021 budget during a July 11 joint session of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.The budget reflects the presiding bishop’s priorities of evangelism, racial reconciliation and justice, and creation care. The priorities have been referred to as the “three pillars” of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.It also continues to be built on what Maine Bishop Steve Lane, vice chair of PB&F, told the joint session is “the foundation of our continuing ministries as a church and our commitments to others both within and beyond our church.” In addition, it includes the foundation of the church’s “ongoing commitment to conciliar governance, and the legal, financial and other services of the Church Center [the denominational offices in New York].”Of the three proposed amendments from the floor, one called for shifting a hard-fought $650,000 for director’s and officer’s fees for the president of the House of Deputies into program for racial justice and reconciliation. The other two proposed adding money into the budget to support the work of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship, or TENS.West Missouri Deputy Curtis Hamilton told his colleagues they ought to accept his amendment not to provide compensation for the president of the House of Deputies because the church should not be paying more people when PB&F had been faced with $15 million more in program requests than it had revenue to cover.“A decision was made to prioritize an internal governance issue over other priorities such as racial justice and reconciliation in order to balance the budget,” Hamilton said.Deputy Scott Haight of West Tennessee objected to Hamilton’s suggestion, saying that the house had tried for 40 years to gain some sort of compensation for its president. Part of that goal was to respond to “persons of color who have been historically, disproportionately been excluded from serving in this position.” He urged the deputies not to pit priorities against each other.The Rev. Winnie Varghese, deputy from New York, agreed. “This amendment pits two yeses of this house against each other,” said Varghese, who left the dais where she serves as the house’s voting secretary to enter the debate.The Rev. Nina Ranadive Pooley, deputy from Maine, said the push to earn compensation for the president of the House of Deputies was “a matter of racial reconciliation for this house” because offering compensation means that any member of the house can run for the post. “Any race, ethnicity, any gender, any socio-economic status,” she said.East Carolina Deputy Tess Judge, former chair of Executive Council’s Finances for Mission committee that crafted a proposed draft budget for PB&F, urged defeat of the amendment.“We also are very pleased that our bishops have come together and want to work with us on this and move this forward,” she said. I ask that this amendment be defeated and that we work for fairness so that others who want to serve in the role of president of the House of Deputies may be able to do so from an economic standpoint as well.”Hamilton’s amendment failed on a loud voice vote with only scattered approval.Neither of the TENS amendments (0116 or 126) to return $150,000 to the budget succeeded.The 2013-2015 budget had given $385,264 to the organization, which is independent of the churchwide structure, calling it (on line 138 here) a partnership “to support a local network empowering churchwide stewardship ministry.” The 2016-2018 cut that amount to $150,000, noting (on line 138 here) that the funding originally had been entered into as a one-time-only grant partnership.The Rev. Candice Frazer, an Alabama deputy who proposed the first amendment, said 65 dioceses in the Episcopal Church as well as dioceses elsewhere in the Anglican Communion belong to TENS and use its stewardship resources and training. “My amendment simply requests that we continue to uphold and value stewardship as a practice committed to us both biblically and traditionally,” she said.Both of the amendments failed on voice votes.The budget now becomes the shared purview of PB&F and the Executive Council. Between meetings of convention, the canons assign oversight of the budget to council while convention’s Joint Rules of Order assign very similar responsibilities to PB&F.Executive Council crafts annual budgets out of the spending plan that General Convention passes. Typically, council adjusts each of the three annual budgets based on changing income and expenses. At least one PB&F member typically attends each of council’s nine meetings during the triennium.– The Rev. 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“COPY” “COPY” Housing Units in Salburúa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/247399/housing-units-in-salburua-roberto-ercilla-arquitectura Clipboard photographs: Pedro PegenautePhotographs: Pedro Pegenaute Text description provided by the architects. Theproposed solution deals with the urban character of the closed block with acommon open space for the community –the inner patio-.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteToprovide an adequate scale to the project, the following is proposed:Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteUnitarytreatment of the outer façade by means of translucent glass cladding that”dematerializes” the strong presence of the closed block.çSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteRegardingcomposition, the plans are grouped in twos, giving the façade a greater, lessfragmented scale.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe window model, represented in the sliding elements of the exterior façades, ismoved to the inner façade. A puzzle of grey-toned pieces is composed based onthis model, “pixelizing” the inner façade like a large mural.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteTheincorporation of a large tree in this inner space allows the lighter areas ofthe puzzle to relate to its presence. Besides the large openings made onfaçades, the patio opens up on ground floor on the shorter sides, north andsouth. Stands over the car ramp provide the image of public space.Save this picture!PlanTheconstruction system of the cladding, before the glass façade, is made up ofcontinuous insulating cladding that guarantees the absence of thermal bridges. Project gallerySee allShow lessKlaksvik City Center Proposal / reSET ArchitectureArticlesUrban Intervention Seattle Center Competition Proposal / Hoshino ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Bulevar de Salburua, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2009 CopyAbout this officeRoberto Ercilla ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVitoriaHousingSpainPublished on June 23, 2012Cite: “Housing Units in Salburúa” 23 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Linkedin ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU guard Alex Robinson dribbles past an Iowa State defender. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook ReddIt printThe TCU men’s basketball team ended its drought Wednesday night as the Horned Frogs raced ahead of Iowa State with a 28-10 start and never looked back. The Frogs beat the Cyclones, 96-73, snapping a three-game losing streak.Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm described Wednesday’s action as “a butt-kicking.”TCU’s win came despite losing its assists leader and third-leading scorer, sophomore guard Jaylen Fisher, to a right knee injury during practice Tuesday.“Once [the injury] happened we were all pretty shocked because we had been through this before in the summertime,” TCU guard Alex Robinson said. “For us, it was just going out there and making sure we performed because he’s a big part of our team and we didn’t want to miss a beat for him.”TCU guard Jaylen Fisher watches the Horned Frogs face Iowa State Wednesday.Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoLast summer, Fisher tore the meniscus in his left knee when the team was preparing to go to Australia, a trip Fisher would miss for surgery.TCU’s other point guard, Robinson, did more than pick up the slack against the Cyclones, breaking the program-record with a career-high 17 assists.“I’m really excited for Alex and the 17 assists, and [for having] just four turnovers as a team,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “I thought our offense was very good, and patience was key to our offense by taking what was there.”Robinson’s 17 assists were the most ever in a Big 12 Conference game. It broke the old record of 15, held by six people. The last person to record 15 was Jawun Evans of Oklahoma State on March 4, 2017, vs. Kansas.TCU head coach Jamie Dixon celebrate the Horned Frog victory during the signing of the alma mater. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe Horned Frogs starting frontcourt also had a standout performance. Forwards JD Miller and Vladimir Brodziansky were on the receiving end of 11 of Robinson’s 17 dimes. Miller led the way early for the Horned Frogs, scoring eight of the team’s first 12 points, including back-to-back three-pointers. He finished with 21 points and a career-high five three-pointers.Brodziansky led all players in scoring with an efficient 26 points, hitting all but two of his 13 shots. He reached double figures for his ninth consecutive game. His 26 points bring his career total to 1,146. He passed Mickey McCarty and Garlon Green to move into No. 18 on TCU’s career points scored list.TCU guard Kenrich Williams had a double-double for the eighth time this season and 29th time of his career with 11 points and 11 rebounds. TCU forward Kouat Noi had three 3-pointers against the Cyclones, the ninth time he has had multiple threes in a game this season. He finished with 16 points, tying his career-high.TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky throwsdown a slam dunk. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoUp NextTCU hits the road Saturday, traveling to Manhattan, Kansas to face the Kansas Wildcats who are coming off an 18-point victory over No. 4 Oklahoma.“We’re going to play in an unbelievable atmosphere up there,” Dixon said. “We’re a ranked team, and they just beat a ranked team. That’ll bring out the people.”Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. Saturday. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleHoroscope: January 18, 2018Next articleFrog Camp applications close tomorrow Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier read more
Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists to go further Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en Links:Independent news siteTamil news site News The Council for Information Technology January 13, 2021 Find out more July 15, 2020 Find out more Despite a variety of ISPs and the opening of more than 100 cybercafés in major cities, the relatively few Internet users mostly just send and receive e-mail. Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Sri Lanka has no special Internet law and the telecommunications regulatory body licences ISPs. Editors and webmasters must register their sites with the Council for Information Technology (Cintec). The authorities can thus easily identify them. But so far no sites have been censored.Though slow to develop elsewhere in the society, the Internet does play a part in the country’s political life. The 20-year rebellion of the separatist Tamil Tigers has spilled over onto the Internet.Dharmaratnam Sivaram, who runs the Tamilnet news site, was attacked by thugs at his office on 26 December 2001, six months after being accused by the pro-government media of being a Tamil Tiger spy. He needed six stitches in his head. Tamilnet is the main source of news on the Web about the political and military situation in the rebel areas. Help by sharing this information News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge July 29, 2020 Find out more News Tamil Tigers site News The home of Senathirajah Jeyanandamoorthy, correspondent for the news website Tamilnet.com and the Tamil daily Virakesari, in the eastern town of Batticaloa, was attacked with grenades on the night of 7 January 2002. The attackers also tried to burn down the house. The journalist and his family managed to escape. The Eastern Journalists Association said he had received death threats, notably from Islamic extremist groups. Jeyanandamoorthy had written about Islamic extremists operating in the region. His articles about the Tamil Tigers also angered Sinhalese nationalists.The Internet should expand in Sri Lanka now that a ceasefire has been signed (on 22 February 2002) between the army and the rebels, followed by peace talks in May. The Sir Lankan army Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sri Lanka read more
Receive email alerts RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections News March 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists found dead in western region Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more The body of Kloueu Gonzreu, correspondent for the state-owned Agence ivoirienne de presse (AIP), was found on 19 March in the western region of Toulépleu, according to the International Red Cross. He had been missing since 11 January and several sources said he had been arrested by Liberians fighting alongside pro-government forces.Reporters Without Borders repeated its call to Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to thoroughly and urgently investigate the case. Its similar appeal to him last month was met with silence.The pro-government paper Notre Pays accused Gonzreu on 30 January of favouring the rebels in the country’s civil conflict and said the people of Toulépleu “continued to be suspicious of him.” Reporters Without Borders has frequently criticised pro-government Ivorian papers for fanning the flames and endangering the lives of people they name.Gonzreu, 51, had worked for AIP since July 2000. He also taught history and geography and worked for the local branch of the Red Cross. The body of his 19-year-old son Thierry and those of two other Red Cross volunteers were also found. News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF_en Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election The body of Kloueu Gonzreu, correspondent for the Agence ivoirienne de presse (AIP), was found on 19 March in the western region of Toulépleu. He had been missing since 11 January, reportedly arrested by Liberians fighting alongside pro-government forces. Reporters Without Borders called for a thorough investigation. to go further News Organisation October 16, 2020 Find out more read more
Facebook A Donegal County Councillor has been critical of a small protest against yesterday’s Royal Visit.Up to 40 people assembled in the vicinity of the LYIT amid tight security with placards and banners opposing the proceedings of Prince Charles and Camilla taking a tour of the county.Councillor Ian McGarvey who is Ireland’s oldest public representative, believes the behaviour of a small minority causes an insecurity among the rest and that is why sufficient security measures were needed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ian.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDonegal retains Blue Flag Awards & National Green Coast Awards for 2016Next articleDonegal mother who lost son to ‘legal highs’ welcomes UK ban admin Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Donegal Councillor critical of yesterdays protest against Royal Visit By admin – May 26, 2016 Facebook Google+ read more
Top Stories”You Have To Re-establish Your Credibility With Your Own Court, We Will Keep The Contempt Hanging On Your Head”:Supreme Court To Adv Yatin Oza Mehal Jain10 March 2021 9:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday ventured if the lifetime ban imposed on Mr. Yatin Oza to practice as a senior counsel can be kept in abeyance after the expiry of one year from when the full court of the Gujarat High Court had resolved to withdraw his designation, for 2-3 periods of six months each, during which the matter shall remain pending before the Supreme Court to monitor his conduct.”We…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 Wednesday ventured if the lifetime ban imposed on Mr. Yatin Oza to practice as a senior counsel can be kept in abeyance after the expiry of one year from when the full court of the Gujarat High Court had resolved to withdraw his designation, for 2-3 periods of six months each, during which the matter shall remain pending before the Supreme Court to monitor his conduct.”We are keeping both the writ petition (against the withdrawal of the gown) and the contempt matter pending. After whatever period we fix, you may be given your gown back for sometime as an interim measure, during which we will monitor your conduct. Then the High Court can take a call whether he is worthy of this relaxation or not”, said Justice S. K. Kaul.Advocate Nikhil Goel, for the High Court, expressed reservations regarding the matters being kept pending before the Supreme Court, submitting that it may encourage Mr. Oza to seek the intervention of the top court by moving applications time and time again.”We will also give value to the High Court. We assure you that there will be no judicial review after that. We won’t do that…Take it from us. We will agree with the view of the High Court. If he is given this second chance, we will watch his every move. He cannot afford to mess around. We also want to protect the institution of the High Court”, said Justice Kaul.Mr. Goel agreed to put this suggested course of action to the High Court.”We will keep the contempt hanging on your head. We will also keep this (withdrawal of the gown) hanging on your head. We will not dispose off either. We will look at how you conduct yourself in this period. Our impression is that you have said sorry earlier also. The gentleman has to learn. How can you be such a freewheeling person, when you have so much responsibility, so much recognition and so much going on for yourself? How can you sacrifice all this by being unmindful?”, Justice Kaul directed at the senior counsel representing Mr. Oza.”A mere apology does not condone everything that has been done. The only issue is to what extent should we go- should you get another chance is the issue. 100 mistakes have already gone by! This was your 101st utterance!”, remarked the judge.”You have to meet the needs of the bar but you have to be aware that you have youngsters following you. If you transverse a wrong path, they will also transverse that path after you. You have done something completely unacceptable, to say the least. You have erred very, very grievously on the first chance given to you (the Supreme Court in 2016 had granted relief to Mr. Oza against the contempt action initiated by the Gujarat High Court over a letter written by him to the CJI against 2 sitting HC judges)”, Justice Kaul had expressed.”Look at your press conference, the act of circulating letters, the WhatsApp messages saying that you have spoken to the CJI and two other collegium judges. You are basically trying to say ‘I have access to the Supreme Court, do what you want and I will still get it done’! This is an indefensible action. I am not saying that you are not entitled to raise an issue before the concerned authorities. You could have written a confidential letter to the Chief Justice of India. He has his own mechanism of verifying its veracity. But you went around tom-tomming about it before the media as if you were some super-power! Whatever may have been the cause behind them, what utterances made by you at the press conference can you justify?”, continued the judge.Objecting to the use of the understated expression “bad words” in respect of these utterances by senior advocate A. M. Singhvi, for Mr. Oza, Justice Kaul remarked, “Even if you have apologised unconditionally, this is in the background of the relief that were granted by the Supreme Court earlier (in 2016). After committing a murder, you cannot say ‘I apologise’. You are not just writing to the Chief Justice, you are opening up about it in the press, you are defaming the system! You are not blaming just one judge but damaging the whole institution! On reading these utterances, this petition could have been thrown out summarily. It is out of deference (to the senior counsel representing Mr. Oza) that we are listening. Is this even capable of apology? With your experience, neither you (Dr. Singhvi) nor Mr. Datar (senior counsel Arvind Datar) can defend it. It is just that somewhere there is still some sympathy factor”During the course of the hearing, Mr. Oza himself had sought the permission of the bench to make a brief submission- “Previously, at the outset itself, I had used an adjective against myself. Your Lordships are right that there has to be a connectivity between the tongue and the mind which got lost in my case. And not just once, but twice or thrice. I have understood, I have realised and I assure Your Lordships that there will be no next time. If there is, whatever action is deemed fit by the High Court may be taken. What happened last year was out of complete frustration. But I am not justifying it. Such language could not have been used. I have categorically stated that I have said nothing against the High Court judges. In fact these judges are working overtime to ensure justice to the people!””You have said that the High Court judges are corrupt. Then you say that you did not say anything”, pointed out Justice Kaul.”I have absolutely no excuse. What I did was unpardonable. I am obliged for Your Lordships’ grace. I am short of words to express this “, pleaded Mr Oza.”You have to re-establish your credibility with your own court. You should concentrate on your ability in the law and address them in such manner. You don’t need to confront them. You do not get relief by confrontation, but by persuasion”, articulated Justice Kaul.Justice R Subhash Reddy, having been the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, also added, “Hearing you on several occasions, I wondered that you have been gifted with so much legal acumen by God, so why would you lose your temper which results in complaints against you day in and day out?””With folded hands, I say that never ever will this happen again. I would rather quit my practice than let this happen again”, said Mr Oza.”You have argued so many matters, you have so much knowledge, why do you do this? It is said that when one has neither the facts nor the law on their side, it then when one resorts to this. But you have both the facts and the law on your side. So why do you do this”, asked Justice Kaul.”It is probably out of my uncontrolled impulsiveness and over sensitivity. It is a weakness but I have overcome it completely. What can I say other than tendering an apology. I have learnt the lesson of my life. This will not happen again. I don’t even want to be the President of the Bar Association. As soon as this gets over, I will resign. Individually, there is no problem. I am sure that it cannot and will not happen again. Please take the kindest of approach possible “, prayed Mr Oza.”How can it be that when you become President, all objectivity is lost? “, commented Justice Kaul.’We have to see if there is a sufficiently reasonable cause for withdrawing the gown, and if yes, if this period of lifetime ban can be limited’It may be noted that last week, the Supreme Court had urged the Gujarat High Court to consider the feasibility of restoring the senior gown to advocate Yatin Oza upon the reopening of the High Court post the summer recess, as an interim measure, to monitor his conduct to decide if the arrangement can be made permanent. On Wednesday, Mr Goel intimated the bench that he himself has thought this over, discussed it and put it in writing to the High Court and the judges have also discussed the same proposition among themselves and come to the conclusion that it is not acceptable to them.”Yes, there was a lot of misconduct. His behaviour left much to be desired. But it is being said that he has reformed. We will have to see that. If he presses only for the waiver of sentence (of 1 day’s imprisonment; imposed by the HC on finding him guilty of criminal contempt) and we do so, then how would it come in the way of consideration of the period for which his designation has been withdrawn? Can we limit the period for which his gown has been withdrawn? We can hold the ban to be for an ‘X’ period of time and then permit him to practise as a senior counsel as a peremptory measure. Then we will see his conduct as to whether it can be made permanent or has to be withdrawn again”, Justice Kaul put to Mr Goel on Wednesday.”As per Your Lordships’ own judgement in Mahipal Singh, when an advocate is convicted of criminal contempt and continues to remain so, he will be barred from practising as an advocate for two years. This is by way of section 24A of the Advocates Act. So can he practise at all, let alone as a senior advocate? Also, there is no life ban or suspension of his license. Seniority is a privilege which is conferred by the court before which an advocate is practising, as has been canvassed in Indira Jaising’s case. It cannot be like he is not fit to be a senior for 20 years and then suddenly becomes fit”, argued Mr Goel.”Any court which confers this privilege can withdraw it also. But the court found him to be fit to be a senior advocate for 20 years. There may have been some aberrations, some temperamental issues, but we have to construe it in that context”, observed Justice Kaul.”He is not debarred from practising. And he can reapply for seniority. If the court feels he meets the criteria, he may be considered. But would any High Court or even Your Lordships grant this privilege to a person who has been convicted of criminal contempt, with or without imprisonment?”, pressed Mr Goel.”Then this is a very theoretical exercise you are suggesting (of re-applying for designation as senior advocate), if you say that he is guilty of criminal contempt and not worthy of being granted this designation. It doesn’t take anyone anywhere. This application will be rejected for being guilty of criminal contempt! You say that he should be disqualified from practice. How would you grant senior designation then?”, asked Justice Kaul. “If he applies again, does he have any chance when 23 judges have had the unified view of withdrawing his seniority? We know a unanimous opinion of the full court is something very difficult to achieve”, the judge had wondered.Mr Goel pointed out that even after July 2020, when his seniority was withdrawn, he has made “10s, if not 100s”, of appearances before the HC. It was his case that Mr. Oza’s practice as a lawyer has not been affected. He was also disputing whether the taking away of the gown was an infringement of a right so as to justify a petition under Article 32.”The withdrawal of the gown is the most serious consequence for a senior counsel, we are telling you this upfront. Having had the privilege of wearing that gown myself, I know what it must feel to have it taken away. A senior counsel would find it difficult to appear without his gown”, said Justice Kaul.”But we will not scrutinise the decision of the full court. In such an extreme situation, we won’t sit in appeal over the High Court’s decision. We will not even permit the petitioners to do so. We are only looking at whether there is a reasonable sufficiency of cause for this extreme view taken by the High Court and whether the period of ban can be modified from lifetime to a lesser period. That is why we had initially asked him to take a chance before the High Court. Of course, there was no compulsion on the full court to accept his apology. They may have their own view. We are just looking at whether there is sufficient material to say that the withdrawal of the gown for a lifetime is not disproportionate to the conduct of the petitioner”, noted Justice Kaul.”A man who has experience of so many years in different profiles and capacities, as the leader of the bar and as the representative of the people, what he says in public discourse has credence and an impact. But his utterances don’t show that he is conscious of this and that he understands what he says. In view of his background, can he be so out of control in his utterances that he loses all objectivity? That is the sad part”, continued the judge.When Mr Goel wondered if one who has no such control can deserve designation as a senior advocate, which is a privilege, Justice Kaul remarked, “There is a difference between conferment of the privilege for the first time and withdrawal of it. Every human being has his positives and negatives. Sometimes the negative aspects overtake the positives. But I admit that he has gone very far””If not now, then when can the power of withdrawal be exercised?”, pressed Mr Goel.”The other side can also argue this point seriously. So the question is only if it should be forever or for a limited period of time during which we watch his behaviour. We will keep this matter in abeyance to see if he has any chance of redemption. We will keep it in abeyance, when it will automatically kick in if there is an aberration. Ultimately, it will come to this only”, stated Justice Kaul, hinting that hearing the matter on merits would not be very useful.”It was more than one unfortunate episode. But what appeals to me is that to withdraw the senior designation from him is a death sentence for the profession. I have great reservations regarding what he did and what he said. I am not unsympathetic to what he has done”, Justice Kaul had said at the outset.The bench had expressed the inclination to hear Mr Goel on why the institution is so hesitant in accepting its suggestion, asking the advocate to point out the facts which aggravated the situation both before and after the press conference.”The petitioner is a person in public life – not only has he been the president of the bar Association 17 times, but twice he has been a MLA. When he says something, with or without preplanning, he knows that it will have an impact on the public. This was not an off-incident of some general lawyer. That he has been a leader of the bar is being argued in his favour, but it is equally a factor against him”, began Mr Goel.He first indicated an incident of June 2006, when a bench at the Gujarat High Court had made certain adverse remarks against Mr Oza on account of his refusal to respond to the court’s queries and his continuous interruptions in writing the order and carrying out the court proceedings. When the bench ultimately said that since the questions seem to be disturbing Mr Oza, they should not ask any more and let him continue with his arguments, Mr Oza proceeded to close his book and tell the bench that he has completed his arguments and that they may pass their order. It may be noted that these comments had come to be expunged at the instance of the Supreme Court.”How old was he then?”, asked Justice Kaul. He was told that Mr. Oza had been 46 years old then, even though he was still the Bar Association President back then. “”Responses are different at 46 than when you are 62. I have been on that side for 20 years and now 20 years on the side also. Sometimes, we also tend to overreact. Prima facie, this is not a very aggregated episode. Sometimes, these things happen. The best response in such a situation is, ‘Why are you making your BP high, and mine too, right in the morning? This aggravated conduct will not get you relief’. When you are younger, the tendency to react when interrupted is more. When I had just joined the bench, I was told by a senior colleague that I must give up the role of arguing now and only listen, that ultimately the pen is in the judge’s hand and he can write what he deems correct”, said Justice Kaul.Then, Mr Goel took the bench through the second episode which was of 2006 again, where a sitting judge of the Gujarat High Court had initiated action against a 75-year-old lawyer whose phone happened to ring while in court. A resolution was passed at the bar and Mr. Oza, as President, had issued a press note, containing statements against the judge. “It was a very, very respected senior advocate of the Gujarat High Court. Mobile phones were relatively new back then and Justice Garg, who was very particular, insisted that they either be left outside or be kept off. The mobile phone rang and the judge had said something”, explained Mr Goel.He continued to draw the bench’s attention to the third incident of 2015, when Mr. Oza had addressed a letter to the then-CJI TS Thakur criticising Justices MR Shah (then a judge at the Gujarat high Court, now a sitting SC judge) and KS Jhaveri as having “mortgaged” their allegiance to “11, Akbar Road and 7, Race Course Road”. It had led to contempt action against Oza by the Gujarat High Court in 2016. In appeal, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had accepted his apology, exonerating him from contempt. Dr. Singhvi had represented Oza before the top court.”This is completely undesirable. This is an aggravated conduct, no doubt. You do not need to read any further. Three lines are sufficient”, Justice Kaul observed. He enquired from Mr Goel is Mr Oza’s political allegiance at the moment is also to the same institution.Finally, Mr Goel canvassed the happenings of the last year due to which Mr Oza’s gown stands withdrawn. He pointed out that on March 21 last year, Mr Oza had addressed a complaint against a High Court sitting judge to Chief Justice SA Bobde, calling the judge “lazy, defunct and non-performing”, besides levelling serious allegations of corrupt practices against him. Subsequently, on June 8, 2020, he circulated this letter on the WhatsApp group of the GHCAA. He had told fellow advocates that he has spoken to the Chief Justice for 15 minutes and apprised him of the situation and that the Chief Justice has asked him to put it in writing.Mr Goel also indicated a WhatsApp message by him on June 4, claiming that he has received a very serious complaint from over 200 lawyers that the matters of “non-VIPs” are taking 15 days to 1 month to be circulated, whereas “billionaires” are walking away with relief in a single day and that the registry is even allowing their matters to be placed before the “judges of choice”, who are not “very strict in their approach”. On the following day, on June 5, Mr Oza had held a press conference where he had proceeded to call the High Court a “gambling den”.”Can this behaviour be said to be trivial by any chance? Is it just outrage or sudden provocation over Covid? He has been branding the institution to the general public in the media through prior planning. We have on record letters of advocates that their messages were manipulated by him and that the details are false. A committee of the three most senior sitting judges was constituted by the High Court to look into the allegations against the registry. By its report, they were found to be false. Each judge has individually given its opinion for the withdrawal of the gown – it was not by way of one resolution simpliciter. It is not just one single incident but this cumulative conduct from 2006 to 2021 which has led to this. And this has been the rationale of the HC even after the last discussion”, urged Mr. Goel”The idea of this privilege does not have a middle path- either somebody is fit to be conferred seniority and continue with it, or somebody is not fit. It can’t be that somebody is not fit for only six months”, he continued.”The complaint against a sitting judge to the CJI is not what has been held against them but what he does after that. A matter which was supposed to be between him at the bar and Your Lordships on the administrative side was made public! And this is after the chance given to him by the Supreme Court in 2015!”, he added.”Your Lordships are being told that he was so disturbed with the situation of the lawyers amid COVID that he wanted to resign. The truth is that he had had a fight with the Vice President and the Secretary General of the Association and wanted a re-election! This has nothing to do with COVID”, pressed Mr Goel.”There are many other things that cannot be put on paper. What happens before Your Lordships here and what happens before the Gujarat High Court is not uniform!”, he advanced.”Obviously, the first two episodes don’t matter to us that much. The third episode is the first episode in our mind. But he had apologised for it and the Supreme Court took a compassionate view of the matter. After that, there have been certain aberrations – the press conference, the utterances, the circulation. The view of the full court on the administrative side was over the act, at the place and at the site. To decide whether we can take a compassionate view, we have to hear him”, reflected Justice Kaul.”The first two episodes, though inappropriate, don’t trouble us very much. You are saying how many chances can he be granted. Lord Krishna also said that there is no 101st. We have to see if the utterances of 2020 are sufficient to withdraw his gown, in the background of the 2016 judgement of the Supreme Court. And if yes, if the period can be limited”, observed the judge.”Some things have to be explained. His conduct has been such…Forget the first and the second episodes. They don’t bother us that much. As regards the third, he came to the Supreme Court and caution was extended. We are on what has happened after that. It is not as simplistic as I thought. Even though the first two things don’t trouble us as much, the rest does. The Supreme Court gave him caution in its wisdom. It was in the backdrop of this judgement that some utterances, letters, the act of circulation, the boasting of his familiarity, that he has talked to so-and-so was done. We will have to understand all this in deciding what course to follow”, observed Justice KaulSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more