Residence Stephane Hessel / PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES + Michaë…

first_img Residence Stephane Hessel / PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES + Michaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTE Architects: Michaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTE, PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily France Photographs:  Hervé Abbadie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Residence Stephane Hessel / PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES + Michaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTESave this projectSaveResidence Stephane Hessel / PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES + Michaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTE 2017 Projects “COPY” CopyApartments•Villerupt, France Year: center_img Manufacturers: BACACIER SINUS, Siberian LarchClient:Meurthe et Moselle HabitatTeam:GTM-HALLE + EOLE EngineeringPartner Architect:Michaël PLACIDIArchitect In Charge:Caroline LattweinCity:VilleruptCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hervé AbbadieText description provided by the architects. The project consists in 19 social (low-cost) housing for senior and a common room, located in the middle of a city-garden, typical of the iron making tradition of East French departments.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe plot is a strategic point in the district because of its location at the crossing of central streets.Save this picture!© Hervé AbbadieThe building strategy was focused on creating a protective cocoon for the elderly inhabitants but also, on recreating an urban solid structure for the neighborhood and, at a larger scale, for the district.Save this picture!© Hervé AbbadieThe project consists in four articulated blocks forming an “L”. A public square was proposed by the architects as a main entrance for the project, to create meeting places and urban valuables.  The common room is the building starting point with its   singular shape and higher volume overlooking the square.Save this picture!© Hervé AbbadieBehind wooden fences, housing design is a contemporary reinterpretation of the semi-detached houses from the nearby surroundings: in form, materials and roofs presenting the two typical slopes of the regional architecture.Save this picture!© Hervé AbbadieThe program is organized along private alleys. The atmosphere between gardens aims to be warm and welcoming, inviting to gathering and discussion. A ‘petanque’ field and benches have also been fitted out.Save this picture!© Hervé AbbadieSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hervé AbbadieEach dwelling includes common areas and bedrooms at the ground floor, suitable for seniors. A private garden and an entry terrace are also planed according to typologies.Project gallerySee allShow lessViewpoint Granasjøen / Bergersen Arkitekter ASSelected ProjectsR+E House / DP+HS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Villerupt, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  1435 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hervé Abbadie+ 19 Share Photographs Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officePLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTESOfficeFollowMichaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTEOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVilleruptFrancePublished on October 31, 2017Cite: “Residence Stephane Hessel / PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES + Michaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTE” 31 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Villa Fifty-Fifty / Studioninedots

first_imgManufacturers: De Nis BV Photographs:  Frans Parthesius Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Villa Fifty-Fifty / Studioninedots Houses Studio Frank Heijligers & Buijtels Villa Fifty-Fifty / StudioninedotsSave this projectSaveVilla Fifty-Fifty / Studioninedots Construction: 2020 Contractor:Buytels BouwbedrijfInstallations:Westerveld installatietechniek BergeijkInterior Construction:Coenen Concept EindhovenLight:Licht Aan DeurneGarden:Buijtels buitengewone tuinen BladelCity:EindhovenCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Frans ParthesiusRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Located on the green edge of Strijp-R in Eindhoven, Studioninedots designed family home Villa Fifty-Fifty as a pavilion where volumes alternate between open and closed, and where life happens just as much outdoors as indoors: a new typology for maximising visual and family interaction.Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Frans ParthesiusFifty-fifty. With the design of Villa Fifty-Fifty, the architects took the opportunity to push the typology of the transparent house. The clients, who commissioned Studioninedots some years back to design their first house, now desired a minimalist lifestyle and requested to live with nature. Studioninedots sought to investigate a rather radical translation of the view that living and outdoor functions are equally important. Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusSave this picture!© Frans ParthesiusAvoiding the obvious locations, all functions are randomly organized as connected volumes between two horizontal planes. This resulted in a  pavilion-like house that unfolds across the garden, enhancing the relationship between the building and the landscape, and in a unique patchwork of connections between open and enclosed, between inside and outside. Half house, half garden in one single volume. Fifty-fifty. Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusSave this picture!© Frans ParthesiusPavilion meets the tiny house. Villa Fifty-Fifty is composed of functions organized both horizontally and vertically. The shared family spaces and the parents’ spaces are located on the ground floor; the girls have their own rooms in the tiny house in the tower which is designed to be self-contained. This tower protrudes vertically through the two horizontal slabs. Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusThe entrance is situated at the intersection of the pavilion and the tiny house. All volumes are interconnected and mutually independent. Within similar dimensions, the volumes have their own atmosphere and light through the various roof openings and thus contribute to the transition of space.Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusNaturally industrial. The design is complemented with industrial materials, united under a palette of greys and with varying textures. Glass dominates, naturally, to blur the boundaries between inside and outside and to allow for views and open sightlines. Four enclosed volumes feature an unusual application of materials. The master bathroom volume is clad with flagstones; glazed bathroom tiles adorn the walls in the bedroom and office. The round shed is fashioned from semi-transparent corrugated polycarbonate. Wrapped in polished aluminium, the tower subtly mirrors the landscape, creating an almost camouflaged surface that reflects the changing seasons and weather. Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusAdditionally, customised applications elevate industrial elements into refined details. This open garden home connects well to the adjacent woodlands and also the industrial heritage of Strijp-R is subtly echoed in the design.Save this picture!© Frans ParthesiusProject gallerySee allShow lessA Social Distancing Plaza in the Netherlands and a City without Cars in Italy: 10 Un…ArticlesMAD Architects’ Wormhole Library Tops Out in Haikou, ChinaArchitecture News Share Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Frans Parthesius+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Landscape: Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” The Netherlands CopyHouses•Eindhoven, The Netherlands Projects BREEDID ArchDaily Architects: Studioninedots Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudioninedotsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEindhovenOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on February 10, 2021Cite: “Villa Fifty-Fifty / Studioninedots” 10 Feb 2021. 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A young worker’s take on Syria

first_imgThe following slightly edited commentary was posted on Facebook by WW contributor Mattie Starrdust on Dec. 14 after the liberation of East Aleppo. Starrdust, a young white trans worker in the U.S., explains why activists should not be fooled by the U.S. propaganda machine. Syria is a democratic republic, meaning they elect their political representatives by a popular vote. The last presidential election was in June 2014. Bashar al-Assad won 88.7 percent of the votes; his next closest contender won 4.3 percent. Some 73.42 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, including hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced by the U.S.-sponsored insurgency who voted in Syrian embassies. Election observers from more than 30 countries, including the United States, Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, South Africa and India called the elections “free, fair and transparent.”Assad is a capitalist, meaning he exploits Syrian workers. He’s also a nationalist, meaning he opposes Western intervention and invasion and supports Arab control of Arab lands. The Assad administration supports Palestine and Hezbollah, is allied with Iran, and is secular and opposed to the far-right monarchies or theocracies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. For these policies, the Assad administration enjoys broad popular support, far more popular support than any U.S. president is able to drum up in the U.S.There are communist parties in Syria. They want to overthrow the capitalists and build socialism. But the majority of Syrian workers and masses do not identify with the communists. They have grievances with their leaders and with life under capitalism, but in general they don’t believe that overthrowing the government will fix their grievances. The same is true of most workers in the U.S.Also like the United States, the Syrian masses don’t want to see their country invaded and taken over by foreign forces. They’re willing to fight against foreign invaders to defend the sovereignty of their country, even though they still have grievances with capitalism and their ruling class. We refer to this willingness as a component of nationalism, which, as Marxists, we believe is progressive among oppressed nationalities. Palestinian nationalism and Black Liberation are considered by many to be examples of progressive nationalisms.Imperialism must expand or dieThe U.S., the chief purveyor of white supremacy worldwide, does not like to see Arab peoples stand up for themselves. They’re very concerned by growing partnerships among Syria, Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and others because these countries have been able to carve out a piece of the global economy away from U.S. control. These are all peoples and countries that U.S. imperialism is either unable to exploit or is very limited in its ability to exploit.The U.S. doesn’t only hate this; it’s threatened to its core by it. It’ll suffocate if it can’t constantly expand. U.S. imperialism isn’t only willing to commit atrocities to break up the nonaligned movement; it’s obliged to. It can’t avoid it, and no presidents can stop it regardless of what campaign promises they make.So in the case of Syria, the U.S. has to take out the Assad government and weaken the Syrian people’s Arab nationalism in order to pry it away from the nonaligned countries and into U.S. domination. (And if there’s any question about whether life for Syrians might be better under U.S. domination, just look to Libya before and after the U.S. got involved.)In order to attack the Assad government, the U.S. seized upon a relatively small group of protesters in Syria in 2010-11. These protesters, some of them, probably did have legitimate grievances against their government. They may have been workers exploited by capitalists, or they may have been petty bourgeois, protesting aspects of capitalism they find unfavorable. And the Assad government likely did respond with overt force to suppress them. This was unfortunate.But the U.S. used this movement to peddle its own agenda. All activists in the U.S. know that when the government expresses an interest in your movement, it is never a good thing. It’s no different when the U.S. government took an interest in a movement of some Syrian people.The enormous war propaganda machine was redeployed in the service of war against Arab nationalism in Syria. Stories about Assad dropping barrel bombs on his own people were churned out by the dozens.The quality of the stories didn’t matter. They could even openly say their reports were unconfirmed. It didn’t matter, because the U.S. masses are so steeped in white supremacy that the slightest white chauvinist spark is enough to trigger a racist wildfire. Hence the image of Assad as the evil, mindlessly brutal dictator who bombs “his own” people just for the hell of it.U.S. funds and trains ‘rebels’In reality, the U.S. was funneling millions of dollars in training and weaponry, not to mention air support, to what it called “moderate rebels,” but who are in fact composed of groups like the Islamic State group, Al-Nusra and al-Qaida. Their stated ideology is Salafism, which is a reactionary interpretation of Islam. But their actual existence is due to their usefulness to U.S. imperialism.So the Salafists, under the banner of “moderate(!) rebellion,” were armed with sophisticated weaponry and allowed to wreak havoc in Syria, to destroy its infrastructure and weaken its ability to fight to keep its own independence. These groups were found to have blocked off civilian access to safe zones created by the Syrian and Russian governments in order to inflate the body count so that the U.S. could more effectively sell intervention to the U.S. people and the United Nations: “Look at how bad it is over there! We have to get this guy Assad out of power!” The corporate-run media know that most U.S. residents don’t need much convincing when the target is a person of color or  oppressed people’s nationalism.The Syrian government, still with broad support from its people, called on its ally Russia to help get rid of the terrorists wreaking havoc on Syria. They had a right to do this, under both international law and common moral standards. And if the U.S. actually wanted to “rid the world of terrorism,” they’d have been delighted to see Russian involvement. But they raised such an outcry because (a) it signaled increased cooperation within the nonaligned movement and (b) the Russians were killing the U.S.-sponsored terrorists.Cause for celebrationWe fast forward to now, when the Syrian Arab Army, still with the broad support of the Syrian people, has retaken East Aleppo from the U.S.-backed ultraconservative terrorists. In response to the defeat, the U.S. has kicked its propaganda machine into full gear, churning out stories designed to make people in the U.S. agree to even more drastic military action against Syrian nationalism.The displacement and loss of life as part of this conflict have taken place on an unimaginable scale. Good people who are interested in peace and justice, liberation and socialism have been stirred to speak out against the carnage. But many of these people have been fooled by the U.S. propaganda machine — the largest, most well-funded and farthest-reaching ever to exist — into believing that another people who are fighting to be free from U.S. domination are the enemy and the source of the bloodshed.The Syrian people and the government they elected are not our enemies. They’re not monsters who are either killers or victims by their nature. They’re not slaughtering their own people for no reason. They’re human beings who’ve mounted an incredible struggle against the biggest Goliath ever. They’ve acted in defense of their country and their sovereignty throughout this entire conflict. And they’ve just liberated East Aleppo.This IS cause for celebration. But our celebration absolutely cannot give anybody a reason to believe we’re rejoicing in death and suffering. We’re rejoicing in a small but meaningful win by the oppressed, who’ve been brutalized, deprived and slandered to no end by a power exponentially bigger than they are.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU Equestrian falls to Texas A&M

first_imgAlexa Hines Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change + posts Linkedin Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Twitter Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Previous article“Stranger Things” season two is a satisfying sequelNext articleSeniors can order class rings on campus this week Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Alexa Hines TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Alexa Hines TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Alexa Hines printThe No. 7 TCU equestrian team lost to the Texas A&M Aggies 16-3 Thursday in College Station.In the Hunt Seat events, the Horned Frogs fell 8-2. Freshman Raegan Rast had an impressive ride in Fences, posting an 84, but lost the point to Aggie Rachael Hake who scored an 88. Sophomore Patty Gil earned a point with her 73-point ride.“This was a tough day, but how we respond is going to be important,” Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. “This makes us fight harder.”TCU fell 8-1 in Western. Sophomore Jamie Cook earned the lone point in Horsemanship. Sophomore Carly Lombard had an impressive ride and looked like she won her point, but ended in a draw with Aggie Darby Gardner.We have to remember that we won’t always play number one and number two back-to-back,” Schoolfield said. “We can affect our own mental game and physical skills, but everything else is out of our control.”The Horned Frogs are now 2-3 on the season as they prepare to face conference rival Baylor on November 3 at Turning Point Ranch. Linkedin Alexa Hines Facebook Twitter Carly Lombard competes in a loss against the Texas A&M Aggies. Alumnus to reopen local bar ReddIt ReddItlast_img read more

Unemployment Rate Low, But Number of Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ Near All-Time High

first_img November 17, 2014 988 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Unemployment Rate Low, But Number of Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ Near All-Time High Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Unemployment Rate Low, But Number of Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ Near All-Time High Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Jobs Pew Research Center Unemployment The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The October 2014 Employment Situation Summary released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on November 7 reported a nationwide unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, the lowest level in more than six years.That unemployment rate might be somewhat misleading, however. A report released recently by the Pew Research Center indicates that while the U.S. unemployment rate is low, the number of people who are “not in the labor force,” meaning they are not counted among the unemployed in the BLS survey, is near an all-time high.BLS reported that about 37 percent of America’s civilian population, or about 92 million people, currently belong in the “not in the labor force” category because they are not employed and have not searched for work recently, therefore they are not considered unemployed by the BLS even though they don’t have a job. About 93 percent of those not in the labor force, or 85.9 million, were not in the labor force simply because they did not want a job, the BLS reported.While some have speculated that large numbers of retiring Baby Boomers are responsible for the spike among individuals not in the labor force, the BLS found that an increase in the percentage of young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who don’t want a job is largely responsible for the increasing numbers of those not in the labor force. The percentage of individuals in that category has risen to 39.4 percent for the first 10 months of 2014, whereas it was 29.5 percent as recently as 2000. The BLS reported a much smaller increase in that category among adults ages 25 to 54 (16.9 percent) and a decline in that category for adults ages 55 and older (58.2 percent).BLS disclosed in the October 2014 employment report that the number of people “marginally attached” to the labor force had slightly declined from September down to 2.2 million. Someone who is marginally attached to the labor force is currently not employed but available for work and has searched for a job in the previous year, but not in the previous four weeks, according to the BLS. Marginally attached workers are not considered unemployed by the BLS.While some may believe that feelings of discouragement about job prospects account for a large number of those marginally attached to the labor force, the BLS found that only 35 percent of the 2.2 million (about 770,000) had not recently searched for a job because they were discouraged. The biggest reason was the “other reasons” category that included child care issues, transportation problems, and other difficulties, with 37.1 percent (about 816,000). Other reasons for being marginally attached to the labor force included family responsibilities (11.3 percent) school or training (10.4 percent), and ill health or disability (6.0 percent).center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Jobs Pew Research Center Unemployment 2014-11-17 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Poll: Majority of Lenders Reluctant to Lower Standards to Expand Credit Access Next: Survey: Most Industry Professionals Expect Business to Change Little in Next Six Monthslast_img read more

“It Is The State’s Duty To Uphold the Rule of Law”: SC Suggests To Constitute Committee Headed By Former SC Judge To Probe Vikas Dubey Encounter

first_imgTop Stories”It Is The State’s Duty To Uphold the Rule of Law”: SC Suggests To Constitute Committee Headed By Former SC Judge To Probe Vikas Dubey Encounter Radhika Roy20 July 2020 2:04 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to place on record a draft notification with a list of suggested names of retired Supreme Court judges and police officials, who are to be inducted into the Commission for investigating the alleged encounter of Vikas Dubey and his five co-accused. 

A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justice Bopanna and…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 has directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to place on record a draft notification with a list of suggested names of retired Supreme Court judges and police officials, who are to be inducted into the Commission for investigating the alleged encounter of Vikas Dubey and his five co-accused. 

A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian was hearing a batch of petitions regarding the killing of 8 policemen in Kanpur, UP on the 2nd of July, and the subsequent alleged encounter of Dubey and his aides.The pleas which had been filed before the Supreme Court, prayed for an independent investigation by the CBI or NIA into the alleged encounters.

The Court further directed Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of the State of Uttar Pradesh, to look into the plea filed by PUCL for formation of guidelines pertaining to the rising number of encounter killings in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

 A day before the alleged encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey, Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay had filed the petition before the Supreme Court seeking for an investigation into the “killing/alleged encounter” of his five co-accused by the Uttar Pradesh Police and hinted at the possible killing of Dubey.”…there is every possibility that even accused Vikas Dubey shall be killed by Uttar Pradesh Police like other co-accused once his custody is obtained Uttar Pradesh Police”.The plea prayed for a thorough investigation into the “killing/alleged encounter of four accused who along with co-accused Vikas Dubey were alleged to be involved in killing of eight policemen in district Kanpur on 02.07.2020 which is now known as Kanpur Kand and which has rocked and shocked the entire nation”.While the petition did not get listed before the Court on July 10, Dubey was killed by the Uttar Pradesh Police on the same on which it was prayed that the plea be listed, allegedly because he was trying to escape from the Police.

Today, the SG Tushar Mehta submitted before the Court that the Dubey was a person of questionable character, with 65 FIRs pending against him.He had further displayed his propensity toward violence by killing 8 policemen.

The CJI, however, dismissed this argument by stating that the Court was aware of Dubey’s criminal antecedents; it was the circumstance under which he was killed which was pertinent. He further distinguished between the Hyderabad Encounter and the UP Encounter, but noted that it was the State’s duty to uphold the rule of law.

”If you want to tell us what he was, there is already enough on record about his criminal antecedents. The circumstances under which he was killed are important here. The rapists killed in Hyderabad is different from Vikas Dubey Encounter. You, as a State, have to uphold the rule of law. It is your duty to do so.”

The CJI then went on to ask the SG if he was willing to appoint a police official and a retired Supreme Court Judge in the Judicial Commission which had been formed by the UP Government to investigate into the encounter. 

The Petitioners had, in their Rejoinders, raised issued raises regarding the constitution of the Commission by the State of UP and had averred that the State machineries should not have any role to play in the investigation, and the same should be conducted entirely under the aegis of the Supreme Court by an independent investigation authority such as NIA or CBI. 

However, when the SG stated that Committee would have a formed Judge and a Retired Police Officer as well, Advocate Prashant Bhushan interjected and informed the Court that the Committee should be appointed by the Court, and not the State.

Bhushan then addressed the Court in the matter of PUCL v. Union of India, which was regarding the “fake” encounters that had been taking place in the State of UP. Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh, also appearing on behalf of PUCL, began to apprise the Court about the huge number of encounters which take place in the State of UP. He further sought for an independent investigation, monitored by a Supreme Court Judge. 

When the CJI responded that the Court was inclined to form a Committed headed by a former SC Judge and a former police officer,Parikh pointed at the lackadaisical approach adopted in the Hyderabad Encounter. 

However, the CJI informed Parikh that the issue at hand was Vikas Dubey’s encounter, and broader issues pertaining to the encounters in UP would be heard later. 

”We’ll take up your issue after some time. Let us focus on the Vikas Dubey Encounter. We don’t want to clutter up this inquiry since you have many grievances. Let us start this inquiry and then we will hear you.”

Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing on behalf of DG of UP Police, then began his submissions by averring that the Vikas Dubey case was different from the Hyderabad Case. 

”There is a growing tendency for vigilantism. Even police officers have fundamental rights. This may not go down very well with the people. The inquiry will examine whether this was excess force or self-defence. The kind of person we are dealing with; this was a man who slaughtered policemen. I am not saying this to invoke any emotion. But, the Court appointing a Committee to look into the issue will demoralize the police force.”

The CJI, unconvinced by Salve’s argument, responded, “The Rule of Law cannot demoralize the Police Force”. 

Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay also made a submission about the Affidavit submitted by the UP Police. 

”The entire Affidavit only states Vikas Dubey. They have not even taken into account the others. Prabhat Mishra, he was just 16 years old – he was killed too! He was a minor! A school-going boy!”

The CJI, noting this, informed the SG that the Court was “appalled” at the fact that a person like Dubey, was let out on bail. 

”This is a failure. We want an accurate report of all the orders”. 

Advocate Vishal Tiwar, petitioner in a connected matter, also apprised the Court that the similarity in both the Hyderabad Encounter and the Vikas Dubey Encounter was that the accused were being taken by transit remand. However, his statement regarding the fact that judges were not dependable, was not taken lightly by the Court. 

The CJI responded to Tiwari, “Are you saying that Judges are State-sponsored? This mudslinging has to stop at some point in time? What are you trying to say? What is at stake is not the one incident in Uttar Pradesh. What is at stake is the whole system. Remember that.”

Accordingly, the Court directed Salve to bring on record a notification with suggested names of retired Judges and Police officers, in order for the Court to select the names. Salve responded that the notification would be drafted and placed on record day after, that is on the 22nd of July. 

The Court further directed the SG to look into the issues raised by Parikh. 

”Please look into the issue that Mr. Parikh is raising. If the CM has made allegedly objectionable statements or Deputy CM has done so, please look into it.”

The matter will now be heard on Wednesday, 22nd July.

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NASA is preparing for first all-female spacewalk

first_imgIf while I was growing up someone told me that one day I would get to represent the #Canadian and #NASA flags in a single photo, I would have never believed them. Today I proudly get to do just that. @csa_asc @NASA_Johnson— Kristen Facciol (@kfacciol) June 12, 2018Koch, a Michigan native, was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2013. She is scheduled to launch next week and will join the International Space Station as a flight engineer, according to NASA. STR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  A trio of ladies will take three giant leaps forward for women in space later this month.NASA has announced the first-ever all-female spacewalk will take place on March 29, right at the end of Women’s History Month.NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will carry out the spacewalk with the assistance of Kristen Facciol, a Canadian Space Agency flight controller.Facciol will be on the console at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. McClain and Koch are part of the Expedition 59 crew at the International Space Station.McClain and Koch’s spacewalk is expected to last seven hours, according to NASA. A spacewalk is defined by NASA as “anytime an astronaut gets out of a vehicle while in space.”The goal of McClain and Koch’s spacewalk is to upgrade batteries on the space station, a NASA spokeswoman told Good Morning America.The spacewalk will also be led by two more women, Mary Lawrence, lead flight director, and Jackie Kagey, lead spacewalk flight controller, according to NASA.Facciol, the flight controller, celebrated her history-making assignment in a tweet with the hashtags #WomenInSTEM #WomenInEngineering and #WomenInSpace. I just found out that I’ll be on console providing support for the FIRST ALL FEMALE SPACEWALK with @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_Christina and I can not contain my excitement!!!! #WomenInSTEM #WomenInEngineering #WomenInSpace— Kristen Facciol (@kfacciol) March 1, 2019center_img First fit check of our actual spacecraft – the Soyuz rocket! This will be the last time we test the systems while wearing our launch and landing space suits. Great to see the real deal with the crew!— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) March 6, 2019McClain also joined NASA in 2013, the year NASA’s astronaut class was 50 percent female. She is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and a Senior Army Aviator with more than 2,000 flight hours, according to NASA. She has been stationed at the International Space Station since December.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Duty to consult on redundancy

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Duty to consult on redundancyOn 1 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Employers need to consult before terminating employment and re-engaging onnew terms. This month we examine the meaning of redundancy plus cases on aggravateddamages, discrimination, maternity pay and ex-gratia paymentsMeaning of redundancy GMB v Man Truck and Bus UK Unreported, June 2000, EAT Following the merger of two businesses, MTB decided to harmonise staff termsand conditions by terminating employment and re-engaging on new terms. The GMB, argued that MTB had failed to comply with its statutory duty toconsult, triggered by the proposed dismissal by reason of redundancy of morethan 20 employees within a 90-day period. The EAT upheld the claim by giving effect to the extended meaning of”redundancy” whereby group dismissals resulting from a reorganisationof working arrangements constituted a redundancy even when there was noreduction or cessation of work. Accordingly, MTB had a duty to consult. Assessing aggravated damages Harling v CL PlasticsEOR Discrimination Digest 44, ET Harling was taunted about his dyslexia and physically abused by co-workersand junior managers for about 18 months. When he complained to senior managershe was not taken seriously. He resigned suffering from stress and depression. The tribunal awarded him £25,000 for disability discrimination andconstructive dismissal made up of £15,000 for injury to feelings and £10,000aggravated damages. The aggravating factors included the length of time for which Harling wasbullied, the fact junior managers were involved in the bullying and the factthat his complaint was not taken seriously. The way CLP’s witnesses conductedthemselves at the tribunal was also taken into account: they were contemptuousof the questions asked and attacked Harling’s character. Compensation for hurt feelings ICTS (UK) v Tchoula IRLB 644, EAT Tchoula’s race discrimination claim listed more than 20 complaints againstICTS, and following his dismissal he added a number of victimisationcomplaints. All but three of the complaints were dismissed. Tchoula was awarded morethan £50,000, which included £22,000 for injury to feelings and £5,000aggravated damages. On appeal, the EAT held the award for injury to feelingswas “manifestly excessive” and wrong in law. Such awards should be compensatory, not punitive, and broadly in line withpersonal injury awards. Injuries which resulted in awards of £27,000 includedmoderate brain damage and psychiatric injury. Tchoula’s was a “lower category”case; only three of his claims were successful, the victimisation took placeover only 10 days, and he suffered no depression. The EAT substituted £7,500for injury to feelings and £2,500 for aggravated damages. Ultimatum was discriminatory Stringer v First Leisure Corporation EOR Discrimination Digest 44, ET Stringer worked as a deputy manager at a night club in Hull, commuting fromLoughborough where she lived with her husband, who also worked for FirstLeisure. Her senior manager told Stringer she had to show greater commitment to FirstLeisure by moving to Hull and choosing between her job or her marriage.Stringer eventually resigned and brought a sex discrimination claim. Thetribunal held she lost her job because she was a married woman. She was lessfavourably treated because of her sex because no ultimatum had been given toher husband. The tribunal awarded Stringer almost £29,000. Salary increase should be reflected in maternity pay Alabaster v WoolwichIRLB 643, EAT Alabaster’s expected week of confinement (EWC) was 11 February 1996. On 1December 1995 her annual salary was increased by almost £1,200 but the increasewas not incorporated into her earnings-related, higher-rate state maternity paybecause it had been calculated with reference to the “relevantperiod” (the eight weeks preceding the 14 weeks before the EWC) duringwhich the increase had not been effective. Alabaster claimed the SMP regulations failed to implement the European Courtof Justice decision in Gillespie that no distinction should be made betweenbackdated and immediate salary increases. A salary increase should have been included in the calculation if it tookeffect between the beginning of the “relevant period” and the end ofthe maternity leave. Ex-gratia payment can be set off against damages Williams v BOC GasesIDS Brief 661, Court of Appeal Williams suffered from back problems when he joined BOC in 1988. When hisemployment was terminated on medical grounds in 1996, BOC made an ex-gratiapayment of almost £12,000 “to be treated as an advance against damageswhich may be awarded”. Williams subsequently brought a personal injury claim alleging that BOC’sworking practices had aggravated his condition. BOC admitted liability andagreed damages of £3,000. The judge held the payment should not be set off against the damages becauseit was a “benevolent payment”. BOC appealed. The Court of Appeal helda wrongdoer is not required to compensate twice for the same loss. Employersshould be encouraged to make ex-gratia payments in advance of potential claims.The damages were reduced to nil. last_img read more

Lockdown and stamp duty cliff face cooling market significantly, claims RICS

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Lockdown and stamp duty cliff face cooling market significantly, claims RICS previous nextHousing MarketLockdown and stamp duty cliff face cooling market significantly, claims RICSRICs says activity has been coming off the boil since early December and that lockdown will mute home moving further.Nigel Lewis14th January 20211 Comment1,369 Views Estate agents say the housing market is set to cool during the run up to the stamp duty holiday deadline as both it and the national lockdown mute home moving activity, reports RICS.RICS says agents reported the property boom continuing during the run up to Christmas but that activity had already begun to cool; buyers were still thick on the ground although 10% fewer than in November.Growth in the number of appraisals softened too ut remained higher than in the comparable period of 2019.Alongside this, agreed sales continued to increase, with +18% of agents reporting a rise, but again at a slower pace than in November.The vast majority of agents say house prices rose last month, except in London where the ‘escape to the country’ exodus has muted demand.“Although the housing market remains open for business in the midst of the latest national lockdown, there is a sense from respondents to the survey that the new restrictions will still impact on transaction activity over the coming months,” says Simon Rubinsohn, RICS Chief Economist. “This is most visible in the negative reading for sales expectations over the next three months when typically, with the expiry of the stamp duty holiday approaching, this series would be expected to remain firmly in positive territory.”North London agent Jeremy Leaf (pictured) says: ‘Our expectations are that housing market activity will be sustained – but certainly not at the same frenzied pace we saw on the ground over the last few months of 2020.“That’s partly because the overwhelming majority of sales agreed are still proceeding and prices are not being renegotiated.”sale agreed Jeremy Leaf RICS Simon Rubinsohn January 14, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 14th January 2021 at 8:53 amSorry cant agree with that “on the ground” although I do agree with JeremyWe are still as busy, all be it, with less “stock” which is not unusual in Dec/Jan and vendors wary of vieiwngsIn fact 3 have asked us ONLY to use “off market” marketing on a low key basis but its bringing results and covid safe viewingsWe even had a 4 way bidding war on a house last week. And once it was agreed with a lock out, a further £10k was offered!Let us have the “stock” especially houses in our area, and we can sell them!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Gallery: Mount Whitney departs Italy for operations

first_img View post tag: USS Mount Whitney View post tag: US 6th Fleet Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Gallery: Mount Whitney departs Italy for operations Gallery: Mount Whitney departs Italy for operations February 23, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Images: US NavyThe U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed the Italian port city Gaeta for routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea on February 22.While underway, the ship will conduct unit-level training, perform duties as the fleet command and control ship, and work to strengthen ties with partners and allies in the region.Mount Whitney which is forward-deployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a combined crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. The civil service mariners perform navigation, deck, engineering and supply service operations, while military personnel support communications, weapons systems and security.It is one of only two seaborne Joint Command Platforms in the U.S. Navy, both of which are forward deployed.[mappress mapid=”17730″] Share this articlelast_img read more