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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There can be liberation in accepting that change is needed. In an age when it feels like the mere concepts of compromise, concession and even accepting help can be lost amongst the angry voices, we may not notice how those who embrace them have grown. At first.For example, it was the fear of an outsider, not an established name who had earned 36 Test caps, when Anthony Watson panicked about being asked to leave England’s pre-World Cup camp in 2019. He had only just come back from a 17-month ordeal where he had injured, and then shockingly reinjured, his Achilles.Then this. And although Eddie Jones reassured him time and again that his excursion wasn’t a sign that the coach was ready to cut the cord, we all know it’s the guys on the fringe that get sent away…To make things that little bit – weirder is probably the right word? – Watson was not going back to his club in Bath but heading to Loughborough to train with the well-known sprint coach Jonas Dodoo. As Watson tells Rugby World of his mindset at the time, “I was absolutely bricking it!”Picking up pace: Watson in England camp (Getty Images)Watson would of course go to Japan and feature in six matches as England hammered towards a World Cup final, starting five of them. Today he hails Jones’s plan to send him away for individual training as a masterstroke. However, he may be skimming over how important it was that he took to a path he may not have envisioned running down even a few years before.Watson explains: “When I was sent away I was wondering, ‘Why? Why has this happened? Am I being dropped?’ I was so confused.“I am so grateful. That one week extra that I had with Jonas helped me so much in terms of feeling out my body again, as I was still getting used to my left foot because of the Achilles (injury). I would credit Jonas so much in terms of how I felt at the World Cup.“It’s a bit more difficult from a player’s point of view to understand the injury prevention side of things. But from a speed point of view, the one thing that stuck out to me was that unless you run fast regularly, how can you protect your body from not getting broken when you need to run fast? One thing that I learnt with Jonas was that every week you have got to try to run at least 85 or 90% of your top speed to protect your hamstrings when they are required to run at 100%.”Related: Anthony Watson reveals his lockdown workoutIf it sounds like a change was made before the World Cup, changes came afterwards too. Watson explains that it dawned on him that Japan’s onsen culture made so much sense in terms of recovery. Having splashed around in the natural hot springs and come out feeling refreshed, he reconsidered his approach to recovery back with Bath.Green screen: An official head shot in Japan (Getty Images)He laughs that his partner hates the terminology, but upon his return from the World Cup he sorted out his “recovery centre”. Sauna, cold baths, even an hyperbaric chamber have become part of his regular routine and in Watson’s recent lockdown workouts he has chased down training gains.Perhaps there is something in having a more individual approach tacked on after all the teamwork. Cohesion and a willingness to do what’s best for the collective is vital in rugby, of course, but you don’t have to work exclusively as a cog in the big machine. Watson feels reinvigorated since taking a closer look at himself; in marrying the individual training work with the group ethos, he could get the best of both worlds.“It probably took me a few years to really understand that you do get out of it what you put in”At just 26, there is more room to improve. Which must be Christmas-day exciting for any young athlete to recognise. Obviously he has already achieved incredible things in rugby, but imagine if it had all clicked sooner.“Oh mate, I’ve changed ridiculously since I started playing,” Watson offers on the passing of time. “You always hear people say what they’d do if they could go back to when they were 18, 19, if they could know what they know now.Euro camp: Watson training in Albufeira, Portugal. (Getty Images)“Jesus, I feel like I would be a whole different person at 18, 19. I’ve just learnt so much, particularly over the last two or three years. I probably just went with the flow way too much between the ages of 19 and 22. I didn’t really understand what I was trying to do. I didn’t really want to understand what I was trying to do, from a rugby perspective. And that probably hindered me a fair bit.“I wouldn’t say that I skipped those first two or three years. But if I could go back and change them, I feel like I could have got a lot more out of them than I did. Things like trying to understand the game better and how important certain things to do with rugby are. We spoke about the recovery stuff, there’s the mental side of things… Just understanding what I was trying to get out of the sport. And then the most fundamental one really is just that ‘no one can do it for you’.“Not that I was expecting anyone to do it for me, but I was just happy to go with the flow and see where it took me. As opposed to trying to make it happen and making sure that I left no stone unturned. Then you can’t blame yourself, can you? So staying after training, the work ethic side of things. It probably took me a few years to really understand that you do get out of it what you put in. It’s not that it bothers me, I just wish I knew that.”Related: How to watch Gallagher Premiership matches online from anywhereAt first Watson says there was never a lightning bolt moment when he realised the true value of changing his approach. More that it settled in over time.Arriving in Bath from London Irish, he recalls being taken aback by the level of extra work George Ford put in. He was out there kicking for two hours or more after training; Watson was already in, showering. Ford would go home, hunker down and crush match footage; Watson was glued to his PlayStation. At the time Watson was just enjoying his life. And it’s not like he was slacking.Strike move: Watson is a real threat for Bath (Getty Images)But pausing, he admits that if there was a time to be struck by a bolt from above, it was when he went through his Achilles hell. He realised how much he relied on rugby for his happiness, how quickly that joy could disappear. So he looked at maximising his potential.Related: Win an England shirt signed by Anthony WatsonThere is no denying that what separates Watson from rivals, literally and figuratively, is his explosiveness. Often we can oversimplify and ignore the graft that has gone into making a performer, well, perform. But talk to Dodoo about what makes Watson the athlete unique and it opens your eyes to a whole world of technical difference.As an example, take him and his brother Marcus, the Wasps wing who has shone with both England and GB Sevens, winning Olympic silver in 2016. According to Dodoo, there is quite a difference between the pair. Anthony’s power output per step is “through the roof” but he will not have the same frequency of steps as brother Marcus. Anthony is more explosive, while Marcus is more reactive. And although they are not related, there is such a close bond between Watson and his Bath and England team-mate Jonathan Joseph that Dodoo says he often thinks of them as brothers. These two are polar opposites in terms of style, according to both the coach and Watson.It is that difference, perhaps, that means the pair work so well off each other in attack. Dodoo sees Watson as more of a straight-line runner, relying on incredible acceleration, deceleration and acceleration again in order to cut opposition defences to ribbons. While Joseph, Dodoo says, relies much more on “swivel” – he can go from running at full-pace forwards to moving sideways while maintaining his speed.At this point, there is cause to take a pause. In the previous thousand words, was it clear enough that Watson thinks a great deal about his game, that he is much more than just a physically gifted athlete? It’s worth considering. In recent months, the words we use to describe black and minority athletes have rightly come under scrutiny.“I definitely think that the language needs to be thought about more,” Watson says of the subject. As the Black Lives Matter movement has pushed us to have necessary discussions about how we interact with one another, a study into racial bias used in football commentary came into public view.National rivals: Scoring a first-half try v Wales (Getty Images)In the study, it was revealed that footballers with lighter skin are significantly more likely to be praised for their intellect, work-rate and quality compared with those with darker skin, who are also almost seven times more likely to be praised for their power and over three times more likely to have their pace mentioned. Watson agrees some elements of the study into unconscious bias were “outrageous”.Going on from the need to think more about language used, he adds: “Especially in certain areas. If ‘work-rate’ has been raised then definitely people need to think about that a little bit closer.“And I’d also suggest, potentially, that when commentators talk about attitude problems a lot of the time that’s towards mixed race, black or BAME players across sports. Some of that might be with perfect reason, but I still feel like black people don’t get the benefit of the doubt with some issues like that, whereas white people do, and I have felt that in rugby for sure.”Watson spoke eloquently on BBC 5 Live’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast special on rugby and race and what it was like for him as a child of mixed race. He adds that education is a key aspect with this. He also talks about the power of seeing someone who looks like you working their own way to the top and doing incredible things. As for talking publicly, he says the time to just ‘shut up and do your sport’ is well and truly over.And in perfect step with his approach to changing the way he takes to his craft, Watson believes that it would benefit us all if we made a habit of listening to other’s points of view.Toppling the All Blacks: At the Rugby World Cup, in Yokohama (Getty Images)“More open dialogue has to be the way forward,” he says. “You can’t just expect people to learn if you don’t help them. Explain why you were offended or it just doesn’t make sense. So I think that continuing to speak about it and continuing to understand different points of view as well is important.“I’ve spoken to quite a few boys. I’ve spoken to Maro (Itoje), to Beno (Obano), I’ve spoken to Courtney Lawes. Generally they’ve all got pretty differing point of views – along the same lines but different – and understanding them, while still understanding your own viewpoint, is important.“And people not being able to change their view is a big bugbear of mine. Some people are too stubborn, they’ll just fight a losing battle just to fight. That doesn’t make any sense to me. If you’re wrong, admit it. Even if it’s midway through an argument, admit you’re wrong, once you’ve thought about it.“It happens with me and Beno quite a bit. We will just be arguing over random stuff. It could be anything. He is very strong in his arguments, and I can often see his perspective and there are times mid-argument when I’m just like, ‘Oh yeah, you are right, actually’. My biggest bugbear is when people can’t do that and they continue to argue there for three hours!”It’s okay to concede. It’s okay to hear other views. It can help you move forward.With Bath, Watson hopes that they can now discover their cutting edge and begin winning the close scraps, coming away with four points from any eyesore of a game. But they are not far away, Watson adds, which is what continues to push him. He feels the club is in a good place and when it all finally clicks for the West Country side, look out.“That was the worst pain I’ve ever been in, in my life, for those eight weeks”Of course, 2021 is also Lions year. Watson was a starter in 2017, and feels he has transformed his approach since. He says, if selected, he’d be a different player but at the same time would want to replicate the happy feeling he carried through the last tour.He must have been in good nick back then?Lions star: Attacking in the third Test in 2017 (Getty Images)“Well, actually it was the worst physically I’ve been!” he replies. “That was the worst pain I’ve ever been in, in my life, for those eight weeks. My Achilles tendon was like… Well, the pain was a joke.“But mentally I felt so good. I don’t know why. To be honest, I wasn’t nervous for any of those Tests. It just felt so good in terms of all the preparation I had done and I just backed myself completely. But from a physical point of view, I was on the other end of the spectrum.“When I got subbed off in the third Test, I was gutted because I wanted to play, but the pain I had in my Achilles I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I had to load my Achilles (put a weighted load on your back, go on your tiptoes for around 45 seconds, for three sets) at pretty much every hotel we went to. So the team would have to carry in plates and set up a (weights) bar in the middle of team areas, like a squat rack, for me to load my Achilles. I had to do that twice a day. It was agony.”Which offers a snapshot of Watson’s tenacity. But with the renewed approach to the game, to recovery, in listening to peers and accepting change, you fancy that the Englishman can be even more troublesome to face four years further down the track. Running hard: Watson attacks for England (Getty Images) center_img This article originally appeared in the September 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Things had already worked out pretty nicely for Bath, England and Lions ace Anthony Watson. But by exploring new perspectives, could he unlock even more potential?last_img read more

first_img Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalText description provided by the architects. Located on the outskirts of the city of Santiago de Chile, in Chicureo Valley, Los Bosques house arises from a commission from a young family who previously lived in an apartment in a high density area in the municipality of Las Condes. Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalFor them, the expression of contemporaneity in the house played a key role in the commission. Simple lines, flexible space, connectivity with the exterior, and a central courtyard were part of their requirements.Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalAs he works in marketing for a vineyard, he was eager to participate and see his concerns reflected in the design process, which is why the proposal was a joint effort with the owner, his role was critical to appropriate his house.Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalThe irregularity of the ground and the clear need to divide the public from the private, resulted in a central courtyard generating two right angles, with the access at the point where they meet.Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalThe location of these two angles on the site follows its boundaries. The open areas between the built spaces are used to generate the access and interior courtyards, the latter lets natural light into the children’s living room and the corridor leading to their 3 bedrooms.Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalThe master bedroom is on the second floor, with views of the hills.The public angle has no divisions between its enclosures, only the kitchen, which can be isolated with a sliding door. Its continuous pavement with the exterior and the glass facade of the living-dining room allow to expand and enjoy the garden inside the house.Save this picture!© Marcos MendizabalMateriality in architectural concrete (Moldar), wooden frames and wooden flooring made of discarded wine barrels give an honesty to the house which allows it to age with dignity.The green roof designed for the first floor is for the near future.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCampus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Pl…Selected ProjectsWin a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s Newly Released “Wunderkammer”Architecture News Share Chile CopyAbout this officeMasFernandez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColinaChilePublished on December 10, 2013Cite: “Los Bosques House / MasFernandez Arquitectos” [Casa Los Bosques / MasFernandez Arquitectos] 10 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456172/los-bosques-house-masfernandez-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456172/los-bosques-house-masfernandez-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Architects: MasFernandez Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Los Bosques House / MasFernandez Arquitectos Year:  “COPY” Projects Los Bosques House / MasFernandez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveLos Bosques House / MasFernandez Arquitectos Save this picture!© Marcos Mendizabal+ 40 Share CopyHouses•Colina, Chilelast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 49 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603746/in-praise-of-shadows-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard 2014 “COPY” Area:  580 m² Area:  580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Israel Year:  In Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSave this projectSaveIn Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem Architects CopyHouses•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects In Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem Architects Houses Year:  2014 Photographs photographs:  Amit GeronPhotographs:  Amit Geron Styling For Photography:Eti Buskila, Irene GoldbergSite Area:1000 SqM. plotDesign Team:Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg, Hila SellaCity:Tel Aviv-YafoCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Mass and space combine together in a perforated, weathered steel (Cor-Ten™) structure that creates and sets clear boundaries for the home. The structure regulates the amount of sunlight penetrating the building’s spaces and controls the angle of sight both into and from the building whist creating a controlled, visual dialogue between the inside and the outside.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe structure is constructed from layers and areas. The central area which is the central space, the residential area which centers around a double, communal living space and the external area, the weathered steel structure which defines a border and area for the building whilst creating new, intermediary areas that combine the inside and the outside.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe external area, the weathered steel layer is seen as being two dimensioned from afar but does, in effect, have volume and can be experienced almost as a piece of sculpture or work of art and not just in terms of its function as part of the building’s structure. This same structure creates the building’s most important element, an element that has no physical aspect and takes up no volume or space – the layer of shadow. Shadows projected onto the walls and floor result from the building’s external structure’s early planning that relates to the angle of the suns light on the plot. This early planning allowed the architect to create areas and complete surfaces used as a canvas for the shadows to paint upon. The building is constructed of exposed concrete walls, large and inanimate and, without the movement of light and shade, they appear almost monastic. The shade and shadows moving across the building’s surfaces create a dynamic drama that makes the entire mass seem to be alive and full of movement. Sometimes the shadows and shade create repeating geometric shapes that sometimes stretch the entire length of the wall and sometimes creating unique blends of color and depth on the grey walls.Save this picture!© Amit GeronLight and shade on the structure enhance the user’s experience in the space and provides the space with structural richness, movement and a certain mystery. The materials chosen for the building’s construction are all in their raw state (concrete, weathered steel and wood) with sunlight changing their colors throughout the day. The weathered steel takes on a bright orange color during the day and towards evening, appears almost black.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe considered use of the most abundant resource available in the local climate, sun light, allowed the designer to create an entire world of contrasts and suspense seen in one project: between mass and lightness, between silence and dynamism, between simple and complex, between light and dark, between mysterious and the known. Together, they enrich the structure both from an architectural point of view and the relationships between the building’s spaces and those living in them. A still cactus garden enhances the dry atmosphere and the silence with only the shadows of the cacti on the concrete walls and ceilings bringing the garden to life and acting as a symbol for the entire project.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessCultural Center at Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon / Ateliers O-S architectesSelected ProjectsHWKN Unveils Design for “Pennovation Center” in PennsylvaniaUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603746/in-praise-of-shadows-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officePitsou Kedem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTel Aviv-YafoHousesIsraelPublished on March 03, 2015Cite: “In Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem Architects” 02 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Barclays guide aims to help people engage their children in giving  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Melanie May | 8 June 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25center_img Advertisement A new guide by Barclays has been published to help people engage their families in philanthropy.Future giving: Engaging the next generation has been created in response to conversations the bank has had with customers about involving their families with philanthropy, and aims to provide a framework to use to prepare for discussions on the subject. It looks at when to start and how to talk to the different age groups of 5-9 year olds, 10-16 year olds, and 17-25 year olds, with the types of activities that might engage them with giving, and links to resources that may help.It also includes case studies, and can be downloaded as a PDF.Barclays research published last month showed that younger people are increasingly giving more. 57% of under 35s say they are more likely to donate today than they were three years ago, with younger people reporting giving more money than the over 55s. People aged 35 to 54 said they gave an average of £265 last year to charities, followed by £246 from under-35s, while the over 55s gave £168.  163 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Individual giving philanthropylast_img read more

first_imgTensions on the Korean peninsula escalated in August as the U.S. carried out massive “war games” aimed at the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north. At the same time, the U.S. media said little about the 30,000 U.S. and 50,000 south Korean troops that were menacing the DPRK. Instead, they were full of stories accusing the DPRK of having planted three landmines in the demilitarized zone that separates the two halves of Korea, mines that injured two south Korean soldiers.The DPRK rejected the charge, calling it “a ridiculous farce.” A former U.S. soldier who had been stationed in south Korea agrees.Michael Bassett, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant, had this to say: “Having patrolled those same trails for years as a recon team leader, I find it impossible to believe that KPA (North Korean) soldiers could walk 450 meters south across the military demarcation fence with AP mines in hand, and not get blown up or captured on camera.” Bassett is a member of Veterans for Peace.The VFP called on its members in an email “to remain skeptical about the mainstream media’s reports on Korea and to call on the White House and Congress to take steps to reduce military tensions in Korea, including entering talks with North Korea, and to support H. Res. 384, which is co-sponsored by three remaining veterans of the Korean War in the Congress, calling for a formal end to the Korean War. War is not the solution; ending the lingering Korean War with a peace treaty is the right answer.”  (veteransforpeace.org)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Plight of potato farmers here is indicative of what’s happening in horticulture sector Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Junior Agriculture Minister Shane Mc Entee says he has warned the supermarket sector that it is endangering the future of fruit and vegetable production in Ireland through below cost selling.Mr Mc Entee says the horticulture sector is becoming the victim in a supermarket price war, and he may have to take action to deal with below cost selling.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Mr Mc Entee said the plight of potato farmers in Donegal is indicative of what’s been happening across the sector…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/mcent1pm.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Google+ Facebook Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img Twitter WhatsApp News WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal may become single constituency and lose one TDNext articlePolice in riot gear called to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry last night News Highland Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – January 12, 2012 last_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Refuses To Quash High Power Committee’s Decision Classifying Categories Of Prisoners For Temporary Release Due To Covid-19 [Read Judgment] Nitish Kashyap6 Aug 2020 4:44 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday, refused to quash the decision of the High Power Committee constituted by the State for decongestion of prisons due to the threat of Covid-19, to classify categories of prisoners who will be released on emergency parole. However, the Court reiterated that the amended parole rule which states that convicts whose maximum sentence is above 7 years shall…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 Bombay High Court on Wednesday, refused to quash the decision of the High Power Committee constituted by the State for decongestion of prisons due to the threat of Covid-19, to classify categories of prisoners who will be released on emergency parole. However, the Court reiterated that the amended parole rule which states that convicts whose maximum sentence is above 7 years shall be considered for release on emergency parole if the convict has returned to prison on time on last 2 releases, is applicable only if the convict has been released on parole or furlough two times. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar was hearing a PIL filed by National Alliance For People’s Movement and its convener activist Medha Patkar seeking quashing of the decision of the High Powered Committee (HPC) to the extent of Clauses (iii), (iv), (vii). While Justice Jamdar authored the 59-page judgment, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta penned a concurring judgment. Advocate SB Talekar appeared on behalf of the petitioners and submitted that the HPC has exceeded its jurisdiction and the classification made for release of prisoners is not reasonable classification. According to him, the classification which the HPC has made fails to satisfy two conditions viz. the classification is required to be founded on an intelligible differentia which distinguishes persons or things that are grouped together from others who are left out of the group, and that the differentia must have a rational relation to the object sought to be achieved; therefore, it violates Article 14 of the Constitution of India. The HPC was constituted by an order dated March 23, 2020 of the Supreme Court for the purpose of ensuring maximum possible distancing among the prisoners including the undertrials. Excluding certain categories of prisoners or under-trials for emergency release in view of the pandemic caused by Covid-19, is not reasonable classification as there is no nexus between the basis of classification and the object for which the HPC was constituted, Talekar argued. Furthermore, he referred to Clause 8(iii) of the HPC’s minutes of meeting dated March 25, 2020 requiring that the prisoners should have been released on two occasions earlier either on parole or furlough for the purpose of getting benefit of emergency parole and contended that the new rule is causing hardship, as there are several convicted prisoners who are otherwise entitled for emergency release but are deprived of the same in view of the said requirement. On the other hand, Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare contended that the orders of the HPC are not arbitrary. He referred to the decision of the Supreme Court dated March 23, 2020 and April 13, 2020 and submitted that the apex court has specifically clarified that the State and Union Territories have not been directed to compulsorily release the prisoners from their respective prisons and the only purpose of those directions was to ensure the State/Union Territories to assess the situation in their respective prisons having regard to the outbreak of the present pandemic in the country and release certain prisoners and for that purpose, to determine the category of prisoners to be released. He submitted that the Supreme Court has left it open to the HPC to determine the category of prisoners to be released. After hearing all submissions, Justice Jamdar noted- “The Supreme Court in the said order specifically directed that it is for the HPC to determine the category of prisoners who should be released depending upon the nature of offence, the number of years to which he or she has been sentenced or the severity of the offence with which he/she is charged and is facing trial or any other relevant factor which it may consider appropriate.” Moreover, the submission of Mr. Talekar that Section 303 is held to be unconstitutional and, therefore, classifying the same for not considering such prisoners for release on emergency parole is also without any substance as by corrigendum dated May 18, 2020, the HPC has specifically clarified that although Section 303 of the IPC is held to be unconstitutional, the accused who are under going sentence of imprisonment for life are charged of subsequent offence of committing murder; hence, are habitual offenders and therefore, shall not be considered for emergency bail/parole, Court said. Court examined various judgments of Supreme Court and High Court including, apex court’s judgments in KR Lakshman and Others Vs. Karnataka Electricity Board and Ors. and Arun Kumar and Others Vs. Union of India and Ors. Justice Jamdar observed- “It is very clear that the recommendations of the HPC are not fetters on the competent Court for considering regular bail applications. The HPC was only considering classes of prisoners who can be released on temporary bail/parole for the purposes of de-congesting the prisons.” Noting that the decision of the coordination bench in the case of Milind Ashok Patil & Ors Vs State Of Maharashtra and Ors is applicable to the category of convicts whose case falls in the criteria laid down therein, Court observed- “State government for the purpose of reducing overcrowding has opened temporary prisons at about 36 locations and presently about 2,597 prisoners are occupying such temporary prisons and the process of transferring some more prisoners to the temporary prisons is in progress. Thus, it is clear that the respondents have already taken various steps as well as they are taking steps for reducing overcrowding in the prisons.” Concurring with Justice Jamdar’s judgment, Chief Justice Datta wrote- “The contentions of Mr. Talekar, though attractive at first blush, on deeper examination pale into insignificance.”Click here to download the JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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