Lloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + Giesen

first_img Projects Photographs:  John Girdlestone+ 19 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  140 m² Photographs Houses Architects: Bonnifait + Giesen Area Area of this architecture project New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/327816/lloyd-holiday-house-bonnifait-giesen Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/327816/lloyd-holiday-house-bonnifait-giesen Clipboard Lloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + Giesen CopySave this picture!© John GirdlestoneRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The site is part of the coastal sand dunes of the extended Kapiti sea front. It contained an existing 1950’s bach on an elevated platform surrounded by dense bush. Whilst it had a single view overlooking Kapiti Island it did not take advantage of the Eastern vistas, especially the spectacle of the ever-changing light of Paekakariki Hill. Additionally, the bach could no longer host the multiple generations of family that converge on it during holiday season. Atelierworkshop had several priorities when developing this project.Save this picture!© John Girdlestone To keep the site untouched from excavation. To retain the mature trees that border the edge of the building platform. To set up foreground views of the surrounding bush. To create a continuous volume in which the greater family could congregate yet also closes down into separate ‘glades’ for moments of privacy. Save this picture!© John GirdlestoneWith these priorities in mind Bonnifait+Giesen created a simple volume oriented to the North, which sits upon an elevated platform similar to that of the previous bach. ‘Nicks’ were removed from the regular rectangular shape of the plan to accommodate the mature trees that have helped define the site for so long. A enclosed verandah space was created which purpose was two fold: firstly, to act as a passive solar collector for the main indoor living space of the bach – a contemporary interpretation of the traditional sun room. Secondly as a volume for family congregation that, conversely may shut down to create private spaces for quieter times. This in between space also serves to set up a middle ground between the distant scene of Kapiti Island and the main living area.Save this picture!© John GirdlestoneA raw palette of materials is used that create a bach that sits discreetly within the bush, retaining the sense of isolation for the family within this delightful site.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNational Graphene Institute Winning Proposal / Jestico + WhilesArticlesCall for Proposals: Deborah J. Norden FundArticles Share Lloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + GiesenSave this projectSaveLloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + GiesenSave this picture!© John GirdlestoneHouses•Kapiti, New Zealand “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBonnifait + GiesenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKapitiWoodHousesNew ZealandPublished on February 05, 2013Cite: “Lloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + Giesen” 05 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More 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 streamlast_img read more

Sexual Minorities Archive reopens with Leslie Feinberg Library

first_imgAn overflow crowd in Holyoke, Mass., celebrated the Grand Re-opening of the Sexual Minorities Archives and the opening of the Leslie Feinberg Library in the Sylvia Rivera Room on June 3 with fists in the air in memory of those trans revolutionaries and shouts of ‘I believe that we will win!’Holyoke, Mass. – After a long fight against landlords and banks, June 3 marked a victorious “Welcome Home” to the Sexual Minorities Archive in its new Holyoke, Mass., location. The occasion also celebrated the opening of the Leslie Feinberg Library, housed in the SMA’s new Sylvia Rivera Room.Gathered in the packed house were SMA supporters, community members and activists, including renowned poet and Workers World managing editor Minnie Bruce Pratt, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and a delegation from Workers World Party’s Boston branch.SMA’s archivist-activist founder, Ben Power, told the group, “We almost lost this precious 43-year-old LGBTQ national archive.” Power explained the root causes that necessitated relocating the archive from its former site in Northampton, Mass., and struggling to obtain a new home: “We had to fight back against a combination of two forces: trans discrimination and gentrification.”SMA Director Ben Power, poet-activist Minnie Bruce Pratt in the Feinberg Library.The SMA is a grassroots collection of LGBTQIA historical books, films, photographs, periodicals, letters and more. Directed by Power, the archive rescues records of queer and trans people’s history and prevents important documents from becoming inaccessible for future research, enjoyment and publication.As the archive’s largest recent addition, the Leslie Feinberg Library is a unique collection of over 1,250 books and pamphlets donated to the SMA by the late author-activist and leading WWP member. Among them are many items used in Feinberg’s research for the book “Transgender Warriors,” a groundbreaking Marxist-materialist analysis tracing transgender history and delineating the class roots of trans oppression.LGBTQ history ‘comes home’The room housing this collection is fittingly named in memory of Stonewall combatant Sylvia Rivera, who worked tirelessly to create liberated LGBTQ territory and often faced off against anti-trans evictions and gentrification. Sylvia, along with Stonewall comrade Marsha P. Johnson, founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) in 1970 and later “Transy House” to support Black and Latinx, working-class, homeless queer and trans youth. Feinberg requested that SMA dedicate hir materials to this revolutionary LGBTQ hero.Power explained that before hir death in 2014, Feinberg offered to donate the library when the SMA was facing eviction — in a gesture of support to generate momentum in the search for a new home.WWP Boston comrades and friends (left to right) Gery Armsby, Diva Williams, Xr. Andie Michelle Burnham, and SMA supporter Er. Andrea’ Voisseau, director of Intersex International.Minnie Bruce Pratt told the crowd the SMA “represents the ongoing struggle to take the reality that is in our hearts, the one we long for so much, that place of justice … where there is no racism, no economic injustice, no women’s oppression, no anti-LGBTQ oppression … and make it be the world.”“Leslie had revolutionary hope,” Pratt continued. “And by that I don’t mean uninformed or fantasy hope. I watched Leslie look at who was in struggle … and plan how to encourage that hope and help make justice happen. With this way of looking at the world, Leslie sent hir books to where they could be used — a place where everyone can use them to make the world better and to bring change — to the SMA!’”Pratt then read poems that reflected on the life she shared with Feinberg, offering personal and political insights on a treasured figure in the LGBTQ liberation and working-class struggle.Later, a declaration was brought from the city of Holyoke and read aloud by its mayor, welcoming, the SMA and officially making June 3 Sexual Minorities Archives Day.WWP Boston members Frank Neisser and Steve Gillis recalled Boston initiatives that Leslie supported and helped organize, from the historic 1974 Boston March Against Racism, to Leslie’s support for striking students and dining hall workers at Harvard University, to hir role as Boston Pride Grand Marshal in 1998, leading the parade despite the police trying to cancel it.This writer briefly conveyed their appreciation of Sylvia and Leslie’s vision for a world without oppression, and especially recalled their encouragement of young activists, palpable not only in Sylvia and Leslie’s public leadership, but also deeply felt in the way they nurtured, supported and cared about queer youth.Three younger trans-identified candidates and friends of WWP Boston also spoke. Nat Heathman, Christine Allsopp and Mx. Andie Michelle Burnham shared impressions that Feinberg’s work has made upon them, and the ways in which learning about “trans warriors” who came before both validated and inspired the organizing of this year’s Stonewall Warriors contingent in the Boston Pride Parade, which will march as an “anti-capitalist, anti-racist, trans liberation” contingent on June 10.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Black Lives Matter rewrites history

first_imgJuly 7 — A people’s tidal wave against white supremacy has swept through the U.S. since the police murder of George Floyd on May 25. The assertion of power by the people against racist oppression has defied curfews, teargas, deadly weapons, mass arrests and unjust laws. A statue of Christopher Columbus is toppled into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on July 4.In only five weeks, this people’s power has changed the political and social landscape of the U.S. — and secured new forward positions from which to battle for more victories.The New York Times, “newspaper of record” for the capitalist ruling class, had to acknowledge the movement’s power, saying Black Lives Matter “might be the largest movement ever,” involving an estimated “26 million people” in the U.S. On July 3, the Times cited more than 4,700 demonstrations in about 2,500 small towns and big cities since Floyd’s death — still only a partial list. Large, militant protests took place again on July 4 and are continuing.Led and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the protests represent an unprecedented rejection of white supremacy by white people. By July 3, according to the Times, more than 40 percent of U.S. counties had had a protest. Nearly 95 percent of those counties had a majority white population — nearly three-quarters were more than 75 percent white.A new consciousness is emerging about the racist function of the police. A June 3 Monmouth University poll found 54 percent of people in the U.S. supported both the protests and the burning down of the Minneapolis precinct station of the cops who murdered Floyd.The five weeks since Floyd’s murder reflect the truth of Lenin’s statement about revolutionary change: “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.”Groundwork for the last few weeks was laid by decades of local, regional and national organizing by Indigenous activists, a sustained network of Black and Brown liberation groups, the Reproductive Justice movement led by young women of color, low-wage workers’ centers, im/migrant rights and union activists, and LGBTQ2S+ and disability rights organizations.The focused, unrelenting power of the people’s protest has now gained significant victories and forced long-fought-for concessions.A people’s history is writtenBig Media coverage has focused on huge corporations and organizations acknowledging Black Lives Matter, as they scramble to deal with the seismic shift in public opinion — and their bottom line. The National Football League commissioner issued a public apology for the league’s racism. NASCAR banned Confederate flags at all its events. Nike made Juneteenth — celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S. — a paid holiday for employees.FedEx — stadium sponsor for Washington, D.C.’s NFL football team — is exerting pressure to get rid of the team’s racist, anti-Indigenous name and emblem. Indigenous groups have demanded this change since the 1970s and began national protests in the 1980s. Now Big Business has finally had to respond to anti-racist mass pressure exerted by their own workers and by the economic impact of the historic shift in consciousness.Meanwhile, the struggle goes on in the streets, literally, as huge BLM messages are being painted onto city streets. The original Washington, D.C., Black Lives Matter message traveled down 14th Street to the White House and then spread coast-to-coast from Sacramento, Calif., to Dallas, Raleigh, N.C., to Rochester, N.Y., and many other cities.A people’s history of the U.S. is being written as everywhere reactionary monuments to racist colonizers, enslavers and white supremacists are dragged from pedestals. North to South  the people have brought down statues of Confederate leaders and generals like Davis, Lee and Jackson; U.S. presidents like Teddy Roosevelt; and contemporary Philadelphia top-cop mayor Frank Rizzo. On July 4, another statue of genocidal Christopher Columbus was toppled in Baltimore, Md., and shoved into the waters of the Inner Harbor.As these symbols come down, protest is changing the capitalist narrative in popular culture. After thirty-two years of pro-cop propaganda and racist stereotyping, the television “reality” program “COPS” was canceled.Meanwhile, on June 11, Mirriam-Webster announced it had enlarged its definition of racism to include “systematic racism.”Won by rebellionActivists in motion are rejecting “performative activism” — when “thoughts and prayers” are offered instead of actual material aid. When the prestigious Poetry Foundation sent out a perfunctory “solidarity” during the uprising, poets organized, forced the top white leadership of the board to resign and demanded, among other items, a hefty portion of PF’s $257 million endowment be redistributed by giving directly to Black community organizations.Across the country, the demand “Defund the Police” is now a struggle to reallocate city and county spending away from cops and into social services. Boston is cutting $12 million from its police budget, Los Angeles $100 million to $150 million, with money to go to Black community services. In San Francisco unarmed social workers, rather than militarized police, will now respond to “noncriminal” crisis calls. The Seattle City Council banned city police from using or purchasing teargas, blast balls, rubber bullets and other weapons. One billion dollars will be cut in 2021 from the New York Police Department’s monstrous $7 billion budget — a drop in the bucket, but an important concession wrested by the BLM movement.   The uprising has forced the U.S. Congress to initiate a process to limit the 1033 Program, which funnels military equipment to local police departments. Communities like Durham, N.C., have organized to stop the militarization of local police, especially the funding of training programs run by Israeli security forces, which specialize in military occupation. The “Abolish the Police” movement, which began in Ferguson, Mo., after the 2014 police murder of Michael Brown, is winning significant victories. A “veto-proof” majority of the Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the city’s existing police force, opening a path to community control. School boards in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., have ended the use of cops in their school districts — shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline. The battle against racism and the fight for workers’ rights are inextricably intertwined — and the protests have broadcast that fact. During the uprisings, transit unions in Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston refused to transport protesters arrested by the police. In Minneapolis, Boston and Pittsburgh, unions also refused to transport the police! On Juneteenth, a political strike against racism and police terror by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union shut down 29 West Coast ports from Washington state to San Diego, Calif.Strikes and workplace actions have accelerated, together with BLM protests. Over 500 were documented by independent labor newsletter Payday Report during the first three weeks of June.Strong actions have been led by Black worker-athletes, like the Kansas State University football players who announced they would boycott games unless the university dealt with racist incidents. Similar intervention from Black professional and college athletes generated pressure that ended in the permanent takedown of Mississippi’s state flag with its Confederate symbol. (clarionledger.com, June 29)An entire women’s professional softball team, the Scrap Yard Pitch, quit their jobs in protest after their owner tweeted President Trump a photo of them at attention during the national anthem, using them against the BLM movement. Sixteen of the 18 players are white, two are Black, but they were united in tweeting such messages as “We stand with the Black community.” (themarysue.com, June 26)Unrelenting cop murders and extreme police brutality toward protesters has exposed the role of cops under capitalism as protecting property rather than people. One result is a challenge to existing unions to throw cop associations out of labor organizations. On June 27, Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council expelled the Seattle Police Officers Guild. The Writers Guild of America, East has called on the AFL-CIO to expel police groups from its ranks.More yet to winThe coast-to-coast uprising has advanced the struggle against racism and police brutality immeasurably in just five weeks. From that forward position, more is yet to be won, as cop repression and murders continue daily.The campaign to end cop immunity from prosecution — “qualified immunity” — is crucial. The cop killers of unarmed Elijah McCain in Aurora, Colo., and sleeping Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., have so far not been charged with any crime.Some mild reforms have been passed — the state of New York recently repealed a law that kept police disciplinary records secret. But these are not the stringent crackdowns necessary to punish the up-to-now untouched police.One of the killers of Elijah McClain felt so invulnerable that he joked about a photo other cops made mocking McClain’s chokehold death. The cop was fired for that laughter — but he has not even been charged for killing McClain. Community organizer Terrence Roberts commented: “That is the culture that we’re fighting, where a police officer can murder a Black man, a Black child, and keep his job and stay on the force so he can go make fun of this child.” (ny1.com, July 5)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU roars past Longhorns in resounding fashion, 78-63

first_imgLinkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Linkedin Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Garrett Podell Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Vladimir Brodziansky (10) lays in a bucket with the Texas defense draped around him. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com) printTCU left no doubt Saturday in a 78-63 victory over the Texas Longhorns at Schollmaier Arena.The Horned Frogs swept the season series against the Longhorns for the first time in 30 years, since the 1986-1987 campaign which was Head Coach Jamie Dixon’s senior season with the Horned Frogs.The win improved TCU’s record to 16-7 and 5-5 in the Big 12. The five wins represent their most in five seasons in the conference.The 2016-2017 season is also the first time since 1958-59 that TCU beat Texas in football and swept the Longhorns in basketball in the same season. 3 out of four in basketball and three in a row in football. 1958-1959 was TCU alum and Dallas Cowboys legend Bob Lilly’s senior year.“Texas is Texas, it means something and we understand that,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said.The Horned Frogs retired basketball legend Kurt Thomas’ No. 40 jersey at halftime on Saturday as well. Thomas selected the Texas game specifically for his retirement ceremony.“He picked the Texas game to do it, and I’m glad that’s part of it,” Dixon said.It was also Retro Rewind day in Fort Worth Saturday. TCU’s Nike Elite uniforms were a replica of the ones worn from the years 1949-50 to 1963-64 with the word “Frogs” written in script.“I think we should whip them out again because they’re nice, I like them a lot,” Robinson said. “We should get some away jerseys too.”Dixon gave his stamp of approval on Robinson’s request. “Whatever they want, they deserve it because they’ve bought in completely,” Dixon said. “Chris [Del Conte] says he doesn’t care about budgets anyways.”After leading the Longhorns by just three at half time, 38-35, the Horned Frogs pulled away in the second half on the strength of two 7-0 runs, one coming with 14 minutes left in the game and other other occurring with 4:30 left in the game. TCU led Texas for 37:15 of a possible 40 minutes of game time.TCU only allowed UT to hit on two of their thirteen three-point attempts, none in the second half. “I thought if they could hit three’s, they would have a chance to beat us,” Dixon said. “We wanted to take away the three’s.”The key to both of those runs was the Horned Frogs’ ability to string together made baskets, possession after possession, which is something TCU hadn’t been able to do until Wednesday night against Kansas State.“We’re just knocking down shots,” TCU guard Alex Robinson Jr. said. “Sometimes they just don’t go down, but right now,they’re going in.”TCU shot 51.7 percent from the field, giving it three straight games over 50 percent from the field for the first time since February 2001.Robinson’s 17 points gave him four straight games in double figures and 15 on the season. He also totaled eight assists for the second straight game. It was his fifth game of the season with at least eight assists.“It feels way better when we’re shooting good because it gives us the confidence,” TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky said. “I think it’s also players putting extra work in at the gym in the nights and mornings, working on their shots.”Brodziansky had a team-high 18 points to reach double figures in scoring for a team-best 16th time this season.After the game, both teams assessed the Horned Frogs’ postseason prospects.“TCU is definitely deserving of the NCAA tournament,” Texas Longhorns’ head coach Shaka Smart said.Dixon agreed with his assessment. “Yeah, there’s no questions we’re an NCAA tournament team,” Dixon said. He would know, having guided his Pitt teams to 11 NCAA tournament appearances in his 13 seasons at the helm before coming to TCU this season.“It’s been a goal since Day 1, and Coach Dixon said this isn’t rebuilding,” Robinson said. “It’s about winning now, and it’d be sweet to send the seniors off that way.”TCU’s next game is Tuesday night at Schollmaier Arena against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/center_img TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter TAGSgame won ReddIt + 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. ReddIt Previous articleCharlie Day, Jillian Bell, Tracy Morgan talk “Fist Fight”Next articleMen’s hoops retires Kurt Thomas’ No. 40 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Journalists flee to neighbouring countries after wave of arrests of opposition leaders

first_img Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad February 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists flee to neighbouring countries after wave of arrests of opposition leaders Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Follow the news on Chad November 27, 2020 Find out more December 1, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very concerned by attempts to arrest several journalists in N’Djamena in the wake of an abortive military assault on the capital by a rebel coalition at the start of February.“Several opposition leaders have been arrested and are being held incommunicado somewhere in the capital,” the press freedom organisation said. “There are therefore legitimate grounds for serious concern about journalists who are often identified by the government with the most radical opposition sectors. The N’Djamena media are in practice now gagged. This manhunt is disturbing and absurd, and must stop.”Shortly after the fighting ended in the capital, several journalists eluded arrests by men in military attire suspected of being intelligence agents. For example, two men in uniforms and turbans and riding a motorcycle went to the home of Reporters Without Borders correspondent Laldjim Narcisse, a journalist with the privately-owned weekly Le Temps, at around 5 p.m. on 6 February. They asked children present to tell them where Narcisse was. Narcisse had left the country shortly after the fighting ended.The two soldiers also asked to be taken to the home of Le Temps editor Michael Didama. They went to Didama’s home twice over the next few days, and to the newspaper’s office.Several other journalists were the targets of arrest attempts around this time, Reporters Without Borders has been told. Six soldiers in a Toyota 4WD went to the home of Eloi Miandadji, the editor of the satirical weekly Le Moustik, on 8 February with the aim of arresting him.Dobian Assingar, a co-founder of the Chadian League for Human Rights (LTDH) and the manager of FM Liberté, a radio station that has been closed on the interior minister’s orders since 16 January, has been in hiding ever since his home was destroyed by a shell.Many journalists based in the capital fled to neighbouring Cameroon or Nigeria during the letup in the fighting that followed the failure of the rebel offensive. Some were harassed or roughed up by soldiers if they were recognised as journalists. Modilé Belrangar of commercial radio Ngato FM, for example, had his press card and mobile phone taken from him by two soldiers at he was reentering N’Djamena by the bridge linking Chad with Cameroon.In the same location the next day, soldiers destroyed photos taken by Frank Nakingar, the layout editor of the privately owned weekly Sarh Tribune, one of the few publication in the southern Moyen-Chari region. The photos showed the arrival of the rebels in N’Djamena and the exodus of tens of thousands of its inhabitants towards Kousseri, the nearest Cameroonian town. Organisation Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en center_img ChadAfrica ChadAfrica News Reports Help by sharing this information News News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Pringle says NI Level 5 students should get SUSI grants

first_img Pringle says NI Level 5 students should get SUSI grants Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleMet Eireann warns of rain and thunderstorms from tomorrow eveningNext article18 people awaiting admission at Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Education Minister Richard Bruton is being urged to extend SUSI grant support to students from the republic who are doing Level 5 equivalent courses in the North.Deputy Pringle says there are over 2,000 Donegal students doing such course at North West Regional Regional College in Derry, and he believes they should receive some support.Deputy Pringle raised the issue after a meeting with the Students’ Union President at North West Regional College, himself a Donegal native………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/pringlesusi.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – May 25, 2017 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Irish Water urged to fast track Fintown improvements

first_img Irish Water urged to fast track Fintown improvements Facebook Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – June 6, 2017 Google+ Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articlePeter Sallis of ‘Wallace and Gromit’ and ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ fame dies, aged 96Next articleRespite services to be phased back at Carndonagh Community Hospital News Highland Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher is urging Irish Water to fast track the improvement of the water supply in Fintown.The call comes after a Boil Water notice was issued on the Fintown Public Water Supply and Meenmore-Meenatinney group water scheme following the detection of crytosporidium in the water.Irish Water announced earlier this yeat an investment of €1.1 million to improve water supplies in Fintown which Deputy Gallagher says needs to be pushed along with urgency.He says the fact that works are ongoing means there may not be a significant delay in rectifying the project………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/patthecope1pmfintown.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Irish Water say the work at Fintown will be completed as quickly as possible.Earlier today on the Shaun Doherty Show with Greg Hughes, Spokesperson Laurence Nash outlined the latest developments:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nashmon1pm.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Supreme Court Issues Notice In PIL Challenging Regulations Seeking To Permit PG Ayurveda Qualified Persons To Practice Modern Surgeries

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice In PIL Challenging Regulations Seeking To Permit PG Ayurveda Qualified Persons To Practice Modern Surgeries Srishti Ojha15 March 2021 1:36 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has on Monday issued notice in plea filed challenging the Regulations framed by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) seeking to permit PG Ayurveda qualified persons to practice modern surgeries. A three-judge Bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has issued the direction while hearing a PIL filed by the Indian Medical Association…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?LoginSupreme Court has on Monday issued notice in plea filed challenging the Regulations framed by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) seeking to permit PG Ayurveda qualified persons to practice modern surgeries. A three-judge Bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has issued the direction while hearing a PIL filed by the Indian Medical Association challenging the Regulations framed by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) seeking to permit PG Ayurveda qualified persons to practice modern surgeries. The Court has issued notice returnable in 4 weeks and asked the Parties to file their replies and affidavits. During the hearing today. IMA was represented before the Supreme Court by Mr. Maninder Singh, Senior Advocate and assisted by Advocate Prabhas Bajaj. Senior Advocate Maninder Singh submitted that it will create havoc if they are allowed to do surgeries without any training. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that the Concern being expressed is an over pitched concern, for something that has been going for very long. “We will file an affidavit. Its been going on since long. I understand it concerns with health of citizens. Let us file response.” SG Mehta said.The PIL filed by the Indian Medical Association through Advocate Amarjeet Singh, has challenged the legality and validity of the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations 2016 as amended by the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Amendment Regulations 2020. The 2020 Amendment notified on 19th Nov 2020, amending the 2016 Regulations, has rendered the 2016 Regulations ultra vires, illegal, manifestly arbitrary and unreasonable. The Petitioner has specifically challenged Clauses 10(8) and 10(9) of the 2016 Regulations, as amended by the 2020 Amendment. According to the petitioner, the impugned Regulations have been promulgated by the Central Council of Indian Medicine, and are beyond the power and jurisdiction of the CCIM. By issuing the impugned regulations, the CCIM has transgressed the boundaries of the Medicine Central Council Act 1970 enactment under which it has been created. The 1970 Act is in relation to the form of “Indian Medicine”, distinct from the field of Modern Medicine. The plea has stated that the impugned Regulations in relation to Indian Medicine, and being in the nature of a subordinate legislation, are contrary to the specific legislative policy declared by the Parliament under the provisions of the Medical Council Act 1956 as well as the Medicine Central Council Act 1970 The plea has stated that in addition to being contrary to the legislative policy declared by the Parliament the impugned Regulations, are also manifestly arbitrary and unreasonable, result in serious affront and prejudice to the constitutional and fundamental Rights of the citizens of this country to receive proper and effective medical care and treatment. The regulations also cause serious prejudice to the rights of millions of medical doctors across the country who have toiled hard and spent years of their life undergoing training for attaining the adequate exposure, experience and qualifications for performing surgeries under the modern scientific system of medicine. According to the petitioner, CCIM’s powers are restricted to system of Indian Medicine, but through the impugned regulations, it has sought to impermissibly prescribe certain practices which are an integral part of Modern Medicine, as part of curriculum of Indian Medicine. “The impugned regulations have the potential, if not nipped at the bud, of causing serious risk to the safety and the treatment and management of patients who approach the Doctors for that purpose through the system of and field of Modern Medicine.” The plea readsThe plea has further stated that even in the past, when similar attempts were made by the CCIM to transgress into the domain of the Modern Medicine, all such attempts were set aside by the Supreme Court and the High Courts across the country. The present issue is even more serious and critical as now, by the impugned Regulations, the CCIM has sought to permit practitioners of Indian System of Medicine to perform complicated modern surgical procedures, which is impermissible in law, beyond the powers and jurisdiction of CCIM and if allowed to operate, would create a havoc and chaos in the public healthcare. The plea has further added that the Indian Parliament had created two separate, independent and distinct statutory schemes for two separate distinct and independent medicine systems – (i) Modern Medicine on the one hand and (ii) Indian Medicine on the other. While the domain of Modern Medicine is governed by the statutory authorities and the provisions under the 1956 Act, substituted by the 2019 Act, the domain of the Indian Medicine is governed by the statutory authorities and the provisions of the 1970 Act. The petitioner has cited Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Dr. Mukhtiar Chand & Ors. Vs. State of Punjab where it had held that the persons who are registered on Central or State Registers of Indian Medicine under the 1970 Act are prohibited from practicing Modern Medicine and this prohibition is also statutorily provided in Section 15(2)(b). The Court had further held that the stipulations for standards of education and practice of the profession of medicine directly affects the right to life which includes the health and well- being of a person. The plea has further stated that the Supreme Court and the High Courts have also repeatedly held that the practitioners in one system of Medicine cannot be allowed to transgress into or practice in a completely different and distinct system of medicine and any such act of transgression would, apart from being illegal and unsustainable in law, also be detrimental to the society at large. The plea has cited Kerala High Court’s order in the case of National Integrated Medical Association Vs. State of Kerala & Ors. whereby it has set aside notifications issued by CCIM that sought to permit the persons holding qualifications under the system of Indian Medicine to also practice Modern Medicine. The High Court had held that the CCIM does not have any power or jurisdiction to permit any persons possessing qualification under the system of Indian Medicine to practice Modern Medicine which is governed by the separate and independent statutory scheme under the 1956 Act. Therefore, the petitioner has argued that the impugned regulations are ultra vires, illegal, unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary, unreasonable and unsustainable in law, and deserve to be set aside and quashed by the Supreme CourtClick here to download the OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Local partnership aims to assist BIPOC community members looking to start businesses and buy homes

first_img Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. –– Black Hands Universal, an Ithaca nonprofit started by Harry O. Smith, and Alternatives Federal Credit Union are working together to help Black, Brown and Indigenous people in the Ithaca community who are looking to start their own businesses and buy homes. This is on top of the numerous programs and initiatives that Smith has started as part of Black Hands Universal –– an organization aimed at supporting and bettering the lives of Black Ithacans –– since June 2020. Smith said the idea for the partnership on creating businesses came about because Black Hands Universal as an organization banks with AFCU and already had been working with them on the home ownership program. AFCU reached out to him to see if he would assist them in finding people for this additional program. To Smith, it seemed natural to partner with AFCU in both areas –– starting businesses and owning homes. “Everything that I’ve done has been collaborations with other organizations, community organizations and for the most part the community itself has been the biggest help through donations, volunteering,” he said. “I’m a fan of what Harry is trying to get started with Black Hands Universal, me personally but also the credit union. We see a void of opportunities in our community and Harry is someone who is looking at how to fill that void specifically for the BIPOC community. We’ve been talking to Harry now for a while to see how to best support him and Black Hands Universal because the work they’re doing is important in our community. It lines up with what we want to do at Alternatives Federal Credit Union,” Brendan Wilbur, AFCU Community Programs Manager, said. Smith and kids he serves through Black Hands Universal (Photo by BHU from Facebook)Wilbur said AFCU has been intent on supporting those who are underserved and haven’t had the same opportunities for financial investment. He added that many in the BIPOC community in Tompkins County fall into this category. For business opportunities, “spending money to make money” isn’t always an option for the BIPOC community as the typical white family has eight times the wealth of a typical Black family and five time the wealth of a typical Hispanic family, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances performed by the Federal Reserve. AFCU received a significant award from the BIPOC Prosperity Fund of Tompkins County that has allowed them to offer help with starting businesses and buying a home. With the AFCU business help, grants will be awarded to individuals who make less than 68K for a household size of 1-2 and have a business idea. Part of this program involves a match savings account that involves different tiers. For example, if you put $250 in the savings account, AFCU will match that with $250 for a total of $500 in your account. Schedule a call to get more information about the BIPOC match savings here. “We want to help people develop a savings habit,” Wilbur said. Smith said the matching is extremely helpful because it gives people more money to be able to open their business, money that might have taken them months or years to build up. He especially likes that AFCU walks the individual through the whole process, they don’t just give money and walk away. Individuals will be provided with a business consultant for free who will come alongside them during the process. This help can look like help with obtaining permits, assistance in buying equipment, how to set up a vendor booth, etc. The business professionals will help people look at what they need to do and then help them get there step by step. If you’re someone who has already started a business but you’re stuck or need capital to move forward, you can still apply to this program. “It’s really trying to meet people where they’re at to help make their business a reality,” Wilbur said.  Wilbur said AFCU wants to help BIPOC individuals build wealth and a crucial component to helping people build wealth is home ownership.As for the housing program, AFCU and BHU are looking to apply some of the same principles as the business loan program –– giving BIPOC an opportunity themselves and their families may have been denied in the past. This assistance could mean the difference between buying a home or not, and passing on generational wealth through assets –– something that black mortgage applicants have not had the chance to do with the same ease as their white counterparts. According to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data from 2017, Black applicants are denied at 1.8 times the rate of white applicants for mortgages and for conventional loans (not backed by the government), Black applicants are denied at 2.2 times the rate of white applicants.With home ownership assistance, eligible individuals will be awarded $20,000 (per family) to help with purchasing a home. To be eligible, individuals must make less than 68K a year for a household size of 1-2 people and buy a home in Tompkins County. Being able to qualify for a mortgage is an important part of this process as well. You can sign up for a 15 minute introductory phone call here with AFCU to find out if you’re eligible and how to get started. The $20,000 helps with down payments on homes as coming up with money for a down payment, another huge barrier. Research has shown that Black families are much less likely to get help from parents when buying a home, such as a down payment, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances performed by the Federal Reserve.“We want to connect with as many people as possible, but this grant is going to be limited in how many people we can actually serve and give money to. But we want to make our impact much larger than just the people who are receiving funds. It’s really, ‘how can we lay out roadmaps toward asset ownership and wealth accumulation in the BIPOC community?’” Wilbur said. This is why AFCU partnered with Smith at Black Hands Universal and several other community organizations like CLOC (Community Leaders of Color), Southside Community Center, GIAC (Greater Ithaca Alliance Center), and BLOC (Business Leaders of Color) among others. In addition to partnerships with AFCU, Smith has been busy with other community programs. Since he started the nonprofit, they’ve held a Black Men’s March, hosted community movies at Lehman Alternative Community School, made and gave out power smoothies for free every morning on the Commons over the summer, handed out free masks and sanitizer, offered GED classes, started a Freedom Institute of Advancement of Art, held a winter coat drive, cleaned and redesigned the West Village Center, started a Zoom tutoring center for students during the pandemic, and started a book club at the Tompkins County jail. Renovation of the West Village Community Center room (Black Hands Universal/Facebook)Smith said that everything they’ve done so far (all during a pandemic) has been done safely whether virtually or in person with masks, sanitizer available, and social distancing in place. All of these programs are just some of what Smith has led Black Hands Universal to accomplish with zero funding. “It’s just us, (money) coming out of our pockets and people coming to help,” he said. Smith is currently raising funds for two different projects. One of them is raising funds to buy a walk-in freezer to expand the smoothie program which will give jobs to more teens this summer. You can donate to the freezer fund here. The other is for creating a pre-apprenticeship program that is one of Black Hands Universal’s five goals and initiatives. Smith wants to help give disenfranchised people access to union jobs. “It will allow people to get the paperwork and some of the training they need in order to get into the apprenticeship programs with the local unions and Cornell,” Smith said. You can donate to help make this program a reality here. Tagged: afcu, black hands universal, business, harry o smith, homeownership, housing, ithaca last_img read more

Strike action could stall Epsom Derby

first_img Previous Article Next Article A pay dispute could wreck next month’s Derby, with workers who lead thehorses into the starting stalls being balloted on industrial action. A ‘yes’vote could lead to a walkout, coinciding with the classic race run at Epsom on5 June. The stall handlers – employed by technical support company Racetech –work at all the UK’s major racetracks and claim changes to their terms haveleft some of them as much as £7,500 a year out of pocket. The result of theballot is expected on Thursday. The Transport & General Workers’ Union,which represents the handlers, said there was “an overwhelming majorityfor action”. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Strike action could stall Epsom DerbyOn 25 May 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more