University Press (UPL.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgUniversity Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

El Pacto es el Primer Paso para Responder al Abuso…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Gender Justice, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET House of Bishops Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID El Pacto es el Primer Paso para Responder al Abuso y la Explotación Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Después de una liturgia de escucha especial el 3 de julio donde se reconoció el movimiento MeToo y de escuchar las historias personales de abuso, acoso y explotación, los/as obispos/as reunidos en la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal adoptaron un pacto que los compromete a hacer cambios. El documento, que solo aplica a los obispos, se titula “Un pacto por la práctica de la equidad y la justicia para todos en la Iglesia Episcopal’.Las historias que fueron leídas por los obispos/as durante la liturgia fueron escogidos de entre más de 40 cartas testimoniales que fueron sometidas. Los nombres e información que pudiera permitir la identificación de las personas fueron eliminados, pero las lecturas y los silencios dentro de la liturgia fueron dramáticos y profundamente incómodos para quienes asistieron. El pacto se entiende como un primer paso en la respuesta de la Iglesia.La obispa Audrey Scanlan de Pensilvania central dijo durante el debate que hay un plan en marcha para crear un juego de herramientas para ayudar a las diócesis a crear sus propias sesiones de escucha para empezar la dura tarea que es necesaria. “La violencia sexual, la agresión, la explotación y el acoso existen en nuestra iglesia. Pero no podemos dejar que ellos tengan la última palabra”.Un pacto por la práctica de la equidad y la justicia para todos en la Iglesia EpiscopalDando gracias a Dios, y escuchando atentamente el reciente clamor que expresa dolor y quebranto en nuestra Iglesia, reconocemos la urgente necesidad de cambio. La Iglesia, tanto comunidad de fe como centro laboral, no es inmune al abuso, el acoso y la explotación de personas de diversas identidades sexuales, raciales y culturales. Como líderes pastorales y proféticos de la Iglesia, asumimos la responsabilidad de continuar la obra de recuperación y transformación que no se ha realizado plenamente aún. Juntos, nos comprometemos en nuestros contextos locales a luchar diariamente para transformar la cultura de nuestra Iglesia en un lugar más justo, seguro, solidario y profético para todos.. Estamos agradecidos por el sólido y esclarecedor memorial dirigido a la Convención General, 2018 por el grupo Gathering the Next Generation, 2016. Buscamos cambiar nuestra vida institucional de ser una que beneficia a unos pocos a expensas de los otros, y vivir más resueltamente nuestros votos bautismales siguiendo el camino de Jesús.Liderando con mayor conciencia del sueño de Dios, con valor e integridad más profundos, nos proponemos actuar en nuestras culturas y estructuras diocesanas de las formas siguientes:Reconocer y respetar el poder, tanto oficial como extraoficial, que nos da nuestro cargo, ejerciéndolo con humilde cuidado y en amoroso servicio hacia todo el pueblo de Dios.Participar en [ejercicios] regulares de autoexamen y procurar enmendar la vida en nuestro uso personal y sistémico del poder [que nos otorga] la autoridad, las relaciones y la posición.Aumentar nuestra conciencia de las historias que reflejan los prejuicios profundamente arraigados en nuestra estructura, escucharlas y tomarlas en serio.1Crear una cultura de empoderamiento, dando lugar a un liderazgo basado en la equidad, no en el formulismo.Dar lugar a prácticas de liderazgo basado en la diversidad cultural y de género, fomentando una idiosincrasia de cooperación y colaboración, explorando y apoyando una amplia gama de modelos de liderazgo.Eliminar inequidades de salario y beneficio entre todas las personas.Crear y aplicar normas equitativas de licencia parental.Utilizar oportunidades formativas para que los comités de búsqueda congregacionales revisen sus prejuicios y tomen decisiones responsables respecto a su elección y el llamado de clérigos a ministrarles.1Página de la Amada Comunidad: www.episcopalchurch.org/Beloved-Community, con materiales adicionales sobre prejuicios implícitos que se encuentran en: https://episcopalchurch.org/resources-racial-reconciliation-and-justiceNesbitt, Rda. Dra. Paula, [Porqué el género es importante] “Why Gender Still Matters” (artículo), en Cast Wide the Net: Search and Transitions Toolkit for Female Clergy. Online compendium of resources, 2015. http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/cast-wide-net.Svoboda-Barber, Rda. Dra. Helen, Women Embodying Executive Leadership: A Cohort Model for Episcopal Discernment. Proquest Dissertation Publishing, 2017. #10617039. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Posted Jul 10, 2018 Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Private House in Marupe / Open AD / Zane Tetere

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157363/private-house-in-marupe-open-ad Clipboard ArchDaily 2009 Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Maris Lagzdins+ 22 Share Photographs:  Maris LagzdinsText description provided by the architects. The building was constructed around a growing body compositional center-inner gadren. The idea for this project was inspired by stylistic Japanese tsubo gardens. Often constructed in confined spaces, Tsubo gardens represent the essential elements and create the illusion of nature just outside or even intering the room. Save this picture!© Maris LagzdinsRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensJapanese garden culture has generally been integrated inside the house, creating a recreational area. The space around the garden was intended to be transparent, fusing yet at the same time separating the interior and exterior of a room. Unfortunately, during project implementation the client refused the design of an inner garden, adding indoor seating area in it´s place. Save this picture!© Maris LagzdinsThe house is located next to the neighboring streets, and building with a vertical direction. Remaining in consideration of the sun span, the house was built with a vertical direction with the second floor of the south side placed deper, resulting in direct sunlight. On the second floor, the bedroom has a spacious terrace with planned green plants. The building is finished with a blackish tree, creating a variety of boards, but resulting in a seamless whole volume, where the main emphasis is placed on form.Save this picture!© Maris LagzdinsProject gallerySee allShow lessEagle Nest Hut Proposal / Piero CerattiArticles(RE)Configured-Assemblage / WE-DESIGNS.ORG, LLC and XP& ArchitectureArticles Share Houses Private House in Marupe / Open AD / Zane TetereSave this projectSavePrivate House in Marupe / Open AD / Zane Tetere Architects: Open AD / Zane Tetere Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOpen AD / Zane TetereOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHousesMārupe3D ModelingLatviaPublished on August 11, 2011Cite: “Private House in Marupe / Open AD / Zane Tetere” 11 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Marupe私人住宅 / Open AD / Zane Tetere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 Projects Private House in Marupe / Open AD / Zane Tetere Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Latvia CopyHouses•Mārupe, Latvia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157363/private-house-in-marupe-open-ad Clipboardlast_img read more

The importance of yearbooks

first_imgKennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThe TCU yearbook, The Horned Frog, encourages students to take photos in order to preserve the history and tradition of the university; however, student enthusiasm is low.Approximately 1,000 students purchased last year’s edition of The Horned Frog, according to Student Affairs Publication Coordinator Mallory Odom.Senior Caleb Ellison said that his mom had to repeatedly remind him to go and get his yearbook photo taken. Sophomore Amanda Duncan said she doesn’t feel the need to purchase a yearbook at all. “I don’t really want to pay for a huge yearbook when I only know a handful of people,” said Duncan. “I feel like social media has documented so much of my time in college that I don’t really need a yearbook.”Social media has allowed students to stay in touch with their peers well beyond graduation. However, Odom said she still believes in the power of the physical, historical record that a yearbook embodies.“Social media and technology may change, but a book is permanent,” Odom said. The yearbook covers all student events ranging from Greek life to other organizations, giving students plenty of opportunities to be featured. Last year, about 2,200 students took yearbook photos with the majority of them being first-year and fourth-year students, according to Odom.Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take their yearbook photos during the select photo days held in the east entrance of the Mary Couts Burnett Library. Seniors may take portraits in a cap and gown.“Some people think that we reuse photos and use I.D. photos, and we don’t,” Odom said. Sophomore Kelly Augustine said she would get a yearbook picture taken but she doesn’t have the time.The yearbook photo days are held during each semester from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the east entrance of the Mary Couts Burnett Library. The spring semester photo dates will be Feb. 18 through Feb. 22. Previous articleWorth Hills construction moves into the next phaseNext articleThe Skiff: October 11, 2018 Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 playcenter_img Twitter Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling. Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor Kennedy Stadler World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Facebooklast_img read more

Bell reflects on his journey in soccer after championship season

first_imgA fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Facebook + posts Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Alcohol violations on opening game day remain low Volleyball swept twice by No. 2 Baylor in season openers Oscar Saravia Previous articleHoroscope: December 6, 2020Next articleOU’s Reaves too much for TCU in Big 12 opener Oscar Saravia Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Calls to the TCU Police Department drop this semester FeaturesNewsLiving LegacySportsSoccerTop StoriesBell reflects on his journey in soccer after championship seasonBy Oscar Saravia – December 6, 2020 2041 Life in Fort Worth ReddIt printLoading 50%TwitterBell reflects on his journey in soccer The championship-winning coach is focused on more than just short-term results By Oscar SaraviaTCU’s women’s soccer coach will go down in university history as the man who brought the Horned Frogs to their first championship season.The road has never been easy for Eric Bell. He has coached across the country and traveled many miles for soccer. He arrived in Fort Worth in 2012 when he was hired as the TCU women’s soccer head coach. He is married to April Bell and has two children, Malena and Cameron. Since he arrived, his fingerprints are all over the program’s rise. However, choosing soccer as a lifestyle was never an easy decision for the current Big 12 champion. Eric Bell poses as new TCU women’s soccer head coach back in 2012. (TCU 360)Eric Bell poses as new TCU women’s soccer head coach back in 2012. (TCU 360)His journey started as a skinny kid who didn’t weigh enough – under 100 pounds – to make the freshman football team in high school. Instead, Eric Bell went out for soccer and from there, he began a journey with the game that still persists. From a young age, Bell’s approach to life has been to give 100 percent in any situation. His desire and hunger for achieving the best has been one of the key aspects that motivates himself and his players. “Back in high school I wasn’t the best player in the team at first, but I worked my butt to become the best player in the team,” Bell said. During his high school years, his outstanding performances in the field led him to the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he was recruited to play Division III soccer. He shone on the pitch in college. Bell guided his team to two NCAA DIII tournament appearances in 1989 and 1990, a North Coast Athletic Conference title in 1989 and was voted the team’s best offensive player after the 1991 campaign. He knew in college that he didn’t want his journey in the sport to end after graduation. “Probably by my junior year at college I figured out I wanted to keep doing something in the sport and the only thing I could think of was coaching,” he said. Bell during a warm-up session prior to a game against Texas Tech. (Photo courtesy of @TCUSoccer)Bell during a warm-up session prior to a game against Texas Tech. (Photo courtesy of @TCUSoccer)Bell’s first coaching opportunity came after graduation. He was given the role of part-time assistant coach for the women’s team at his alma mater. He sees coaching as an opportunity to give back to the game he loves so much. “It’s a labor of love, it’s a passion of mine. It’s an opportunity to respect the game, get back to it and help other people be successful,” he said. “I guess I consider myself a teacher so it’s an opportunity to teach and get back.” Bell also expressed gratitude for the people the sport has brought into his life. “Soccer has given me so much,” he said. “It has given me the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle, opportunities to travel and most importantly the opportunity to meet new people,” Bell said. Those people that have come along Bell’s way have now become close friends and mentors to him. A clear philosophy Two of the biggest influences on Bell’s coaching philosophy come from Mark Krikorian, the head coach at Florida State, and Janet Rayfield, the head coach at the University of Illinois. “They have influenced me a lot,” he said. “I talk to Mark [Krikorian] during the week to bounce ideas back and forth so I still have a close and healthy relationship.” With the help of mentors like Krikorian, Bell has molded a unique philosophy that guides his players on the field. The key is for his players to always have a purpose with the ball. “For me it’s possession with a purpose. I want my players to feel comfortable with the ball and make good decisions at the right time and score a lot,” he said. “When we defend I like to be aggressive and smart, hard on the tackle and organize defensively to make it hard for other teams to break us down.” Another coaching figure Bell looks up to is former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. “I loved and learned from watching them play when they had players including the likes of Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, especially in the final third of the field where it’s very hard to do,” he said. Another key aspect of the game is handling circumstances where the pressure is extremely high, such as the recent Big 12 championship match.Bell seemed unfazed.  “I don’t really feel the pressure. I think for me it’s handled throughout the course of the week,” he said. “If I’m prepared, my feel is that I’ve done everything possible for the team to be prepared.” Bell said he prepares each game by “scanning teams and figuring out their tendencies, weaknesses and strengths.” This method has worked well and came to fruition this season when the Frogs claimed their first Big 12 conference title. The team went 8-0-1 on the season and defeated West Virginia 1-0 in the conference championship. Goalkeeper Emily Alvarado credits the success to the hard work done by Bell with the program in recent years. “We’ve been fighting for this in the last three or four years so it has been years in the making,” she said. “It definitely didn’t happen overnight.” A dream realized. #Big12Champs | #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/8nURbInn1C— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) November 7, 2020 We did it!! https://t.co/QD2HibR2DH— Coach EB (@CoachEricBell) November 7, 2020 While it’s cool to be recognized individually, we all know that we can’t do it alone. It takes a team effort. Thanks to my team for all they did to help us achieve success pic.twitter.com/d2bwEK2JFu— Coach EB (@CoachEricBell) November 19, 2020 Bell arrived at TCU shortly before the team’s first season in the Big 12 conference. Bell is also the first African American soccer coach at TCU. “The most challenging thing during my time here has been the process of building a program that wasn’t very successful to one that is pretty successful,” Bell said. The team had not had a winning season since 2008 when Bell arrived. This year, they defeated three other top 10 teams. “It speaks about the volume of this program,” Alvarado said. “Ever since I got here we’ve gone forward so beating top teams is now the standard that we [seniors] leave.” Growing the game beyond TCUJust as he has helped the TCU soccer program grow, Bell is helping the sport grow around the entire metroplex. He runs the Eric Bell Soccer Academy annually, which helps kids improve in areas such as technical and tactical abilities, physicality and mentality. “We want to give back to Fort Worth,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for players to become better, which is of interest to me.” Bell also sees the camp as a way to keep developing soccer, and its diversity, in America. “[Soccer] has to continue to become more diverse,” he said. “We have to continue seeing people of color playing and not only playing but in administrative positions as well.” Bell’s soccer academy attempts to develop young players for the future. (Photo courtesy of Eric Bell Soccer Academy) Bell’s soccer academy attempts to develop young players for the future. (Photo courtesy of Eric Bell Soccer Academy) In the midst of his pursuit to leave a legacy, Bell said he’s fully committed to further developing the TCU program. In the short term, he is focused on preparing the team for the NCAA tournament that is set to take place in the spring. “The goal is to get as far as we can go,” he said. “The goal is to compete and to win a national championship.” Congrats Eric Bell – Big 12 𝒞𝑜𝒶𝒸𝒽 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒴𝑒𝒶𝓇 Led program to its first-ever conference championship TCU is only the 10th team in league history to go undefeated en route to the title First honor of his coaching career#GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/bQvaUGbsVo— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) November 18, 2020 TopBuilt with Shorthand Twitter Linkedin Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Strong effort not enough as volleyball swept in series with West Virginia Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

City-Wide Bikeshare Program Slated for Rollout Focuses on “The Last Mile Connection”

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Government City-Wide Bikeshare Program Slated for Rollout Focuses on “The Last Mile Connection” By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 8:16 pm Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img City Department of Transportation along with representatives from Metro hosted a public workshop forum at the Pasadena Central Library Thursday evening to discuss the city-wide bikeshare program that is set to bring 34 public bicycle docking stations and 400 bikes to city streets in July 2017.The program described as the “Uber for bikes” is Pasadena’s effort to make it a more bike friendly city intended for use by people on the go as their “last mile connection” in and around high density areas.The workshop gave the public the opportunity to contribute to the planing discussion by providing suggestions for prospective docking station locations as the program nears finalization at the beginning of December.“Our goal is to make Pasadena a city where people will circulate without a car,” said Conrad L. Viana, P.E. Engineer, City of Pasadena, Department of Transportation.The model for the bikeshare program is simple: anyone can pay a small fee of $1.75 per thirty minute trip to ride a bike to and from any public docking station in the city.“The idea is that you won’t have to walk more than five minutes to a transit stop,” said Viana.The Pasadena Department of Transportation along with Metro has conducted studies and surveys that narrowed down areas of the city where the 34 prospective docking stations would live based on various criteria such as population density, transit frequency, intersections per mile, pedestrian accessibility and so on.So far, the area amounts to approximately a three and a half mile radius with service provided in general areas of the Central District, the Playhouse District, as well as colleges, Metro Gold Stations, hospitals, office and residential locations.“Station density is highly important and we want the bikes to be accessible for riders of all income brackets,” said L.A. Metro Principal Transportation Planner Jenny Cristales-Cevallos.Each station would have a kiosk to accommodate any of the three available rental options by credit or debit card. A monthly pass is projected to cost riders $20 a month. An unlimited number of trips of 30 minutes or less would be covered by the monthly pass, and additional 30 minute increments would cost $1.75 each, under the current proposal.Flex passes would run $40 per year and all trips would cost $1.75 for every 30 minute increment. Walk-ups would have no monthly charge or yearly fee. Riders would pay a flat $3.50 for 30 minute increments.“The whole idea is to integrate the existing Metro card and its users with the bike share program for a seamless transfer,” said Cristales-Cevallos.The program would be funded by Metro and the city is projected to subsidize approximately $300,000 per year if successful.“We are a bicycle friendly city and its becoming more so, I think, every year. Drivers are getting used to seeing bikes on the road and more and more people are coming in and starting to make bicycles a part of their commuting plan. Where I think it would most benefit the city would be at the train stations,” said Owner of Pasadena Cyclery Alan Purnell.Similar bikeshare programs have launched in cities such as Austin, Seattle and Denver with much success. L.A. Metro launched its debut program this summer and was able to provide data and analytics to the Pasadena D.O.T. to help fast track what works and what doesn’t work from a planning standpoint based on their preliminary data.“We’ve seen it in other cities and it seems to be working pretty good,” said Purnell.“We’ve found that riders are frequenting docking stations that are closer in proximity, or clustered. The people riding these bikes get the best use out of them in short distances,” said Cristales-Cevallos.That short ride concept is a key component in the programs intended use. Cristales-Cevallos and Viana dubbed the program as a “last mile connection” for riders who are not dependent on bikes, but may need to use one for distances that typically amount to under one mile or less than thirty minutes.“That is how we will be able to make this system equitable and eventually expand it where necessary,” said Viana.Public attendees of the workshop were provided with stickers to place on large maps of Pasadena to suggest prospective bikeshare docking stations. The 34 stations that are under review by the City are saturated in and around the city mostly south of the 210 freeway as shown on a powerpoint presentation.“We hope to do more outreach and education so the public can participate in this conversation and help make this the best it can be,” said Viana.The docking stations will be located on city sidewalks that are at least 15 feet wide and will feature docks that hold either 22 or 30 bikes. All bikes will be solar powered and manufactured by Trek Bicycle Corporation owned B Cycle with an operating system from Philadelphia-based Bicycle Transit Systems.“They’re not the most fun bikes to ride, but if you’re going a mile or two—it sure beats walking,” said Purnell.The Pasadena D.O.T. is set to submit the 34 proposed docking station locations to City Council on Dec. 5 with a tentative date to have the bikeshare program up and running in July, 2017. 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FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3) have obligated an additional $37.8 million in funds for 116 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico. To date, over $6.4 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA’s Public Assistance program.“Many projects during this phase of the recovery are for architectural and engineering design, which may open the door to funding opportunities for larger projects in the future,” FEMA said in a statement. “These funds help to reduce the ‘damage-rebuild-damage’ cycle that comes with restoring structures to pre-disaster conditions. They assure quality by meticulously detailing scopes of work to ensure a repaired and rebuilt Puerto Rico is better positioned to withstand another storm.”These latest obligations include over $1.2 million to the Ponce Port Authority for repairs to the crane systems at Puerto de Las Américas, as well as $3.8 million to the municipality of Barceloneta to repair hurricane-related damage to the Sixto Escobar gym auditorium. To date, more than $6.5 million has been approved for the Ponce Port Authority for emergency protective measures, architectural and engineering design costs and other permanent work to its facilities.“I appreciate FEMA’s hard work. This is excellent news since with this award, we can move business at the port forward and begin to repair and provide maintenance for the cranes,” said mayor of Ponce, María Meléndez.Earlier this year, FEMA and COR3 $63 million in aid will be sent to Puerto Rico.Funds will be used for 56 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of the island as it works to rebuild following January’s earthquakes and Hurricane Maria.More than $6.2 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.“FEMA and [Central Office for Recovery and Reconstruction] remain focused on prioritizing obligations of funds to municipalities for eligible expenses related to hurricanes Irma and Maria to help communities recover,” FEMA stated in a release. Tagged with: FEMA Puerto Rico Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 11, 2020 978 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Industry Responds as Coronavirus Declared a Pandemic Next: Fannie Mae Transfers $12B in Unpaid Principal Balance Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img FEMA Puerto Rico 2020-03-11 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago FEMA Sending Additional $38M to Puerto Rico The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Deputy Pringle hopeful solution can be met regarding Cleary centre in Donegal Town

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHealth Minister says cancer services in Donegal will be strengthened, but specialist unit for county a no-goNext articlePolice appeal for info on crash that claimed Castlederg businessman’s life admin Google+ WhatsApp Google+ A successful meeting was held yesterday between the Minister for State for Primary Care and delegates from the Cleary Centre of Donegal Town.The meeting was organised by Thomas Pringle TD after a successful protest outside Leinster House arranged by the Parents and Friends Association of the Cleary Centre and its service users.The group were voicing their objection to the HSE’s proposal to disperse the service users of the Cleary Centre to a number of different locations across Donegal.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle is hopeful that a solution can be met:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/thom1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Deputy Pringle hopeful solution can be met regarding Cleary centre in Donegal Town Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest By admin – July 24, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

[Breaking] Justice Kurian Joseph Seeks Intra-Court Appeal For Suo Moto Contempt Verdict; Says ‘Avoid Even Remotest Possibility Of Miscarriage Of Justice’

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Justice Kurian Joseph Seeks Intra-Court Appeal For Suo Moto Contempt Verdict; Says ‘Avoid Even Remotest Possibility Of Miscarriage Of Justice’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Aug 2020 12:59 AMShare This – xFormer Supreme Court judge, Justice Kurian Joseph, has suggested that there should be a provision for intra-court appeal in verdicts passed by the top court in suo moto contempt cases.The statement from the retired SC judge comes in the wake of the recent verdict of the SC holding Advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty for contempt of court for two tweets about CJI and the judiciary.The SC is…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?LoginFormer Supreme Court judge, Justice Kurian Joseph, has suggested that there should be a provision for intra-court appeal in verdicts passed by the top court in suo moto contempt cases.The statement from the retired SC judge comes in the wake of the recent verdict of the SC holding Advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty for contempt of court for two tweets about CJI and the judiciary.The SC is scheduled to hear Bhushan on the sentence in the contempt case tomorrow.In this context, Justice Joseph has suggested that there should be the safeguard of intra-court appeal to “avoid even the remotest possibility of miscarriage of justice”.He pointed out that the contempt verdict in the suo moto case against Justice C S Karnan was passed by a bench of 7 senior judges.He also added that “Important cases like these need to be heard elaborately in a physical hearing where only there is scope for a broader discussion and wider participation”.Prashant Bhushan Contempt: UK Lawyers Body Expresses Concern; Says ‘Lawyers Entitled To Voice Legitimate Criticism’ Read Full Statement :”A three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court of India has decided to hear a few serious questions on the scope and extent of contempt of Court. Certainly, there are more graver issues, involving substantial questions of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India. For example, whether a person convicted by the Supreme Court of India in a suo-motu case should get an opportunity for an intra-court appeal since in all other situations of conviction in criminal matters, the convicted person is entitled to have a second opportunity by way of an appeal. Under Section 19 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, an intra-court appeal is provided where the order is passed by the single Judge of the High Court and in case it is by the Division Bench, appeal lies to the Supreme Court of India. This safeguard is provided probably to avoid even the remotest possibility of miscarriage of justice. Should there not be such a safeguard in the other Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of India also, when there is a conviction in a suo-motu criminal contempt case? “Fīat jūstitia ruat cælum” (let justice be done though the heavens fall) is the fundamental basis of administration of justice by Courts. But, if justice is not done or if there is miscarriage of justice, heavens will certainly fall. The Supreme Court of India should not let it happen. Under Article 145 (3) of the Constitution of India, there shall be a quorum of minimum five Judges for deciding any case involving substantial questions of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution. In both the suo-motu contempt cases, in view of the substantial questions of law on the interpretation of the Constitution of India and having serious repercussions on the fundamental rights, the matters require to be heard by a Constitution Bench. In the case of suo-motu contempt against Justice C. S. Karnan, it was the collective wisdom of the full court of the Supreme Court that the matter should be heard at least by a bench consisting of the seven senior-most Judges. The present contempt cases are not cases involving just one or two individuals; but larger issues pertaining to the concept and jurisprudence of the Country regarding justice itself.Important cases like these need to be heard elaborately in a physical hearing where only there is scope for a broader discussion and wider participation.Men may come and men may go, but the Supreme Court of India should remain forever as the court of supreme justice”.Next Storylast_img read more

Michael’s death toll rises to 13 as Florida, Georgia survey massive destruction from historic hurricane

first_img@Ginger_Zee/Twitter(ATLANTA) — Hurricane Michael, a ferocious and historic storm, has killed at least 13 people, left a “tremendous number” of others unaccounted for and left a trail of destruction across Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.Michael is the fourth most powerful storm on record to hit the U.S., and the worst since Hurricane Camille in 1969.It is also the first Category 4 hurricane to ever make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, and “the worst storm” that area has ever seen, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.The hurricane blasted into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon, demolishing homes and submerging entire neighborhoods.ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee said the ruins in Mexico Beach, Florida, were “eerily reminiscent to the scene I saw in Gulfport [Louisiana] in 2005,” after Hurricane Katrina.Before Michael hit, law enforcement made a list of everyone in the small Mexico Beach community who stayed behind.In Mexico Beach “a tremendous number of people” are “unaccounted for,” Mark Bowen, chief of emergency services in Bay County, which encompasses Mexico Beach, told “Good Morning America” Friday.Rescuers’ top priority Friday is a “meticulous” search process, Bowen said, “everything from looking for bodies to looking for injured persons.”“Fire stations were destroyed, police stations were destroyed,” Bowen said. “Public safety agencies are only taking highest priority calls right now … heart attacks, you know, major trauma. … An enormous amount of 911 calls are going unresponded to because we’ve got this priority to search and rescue. So it’s a terrible thing.”After Florida, Michael roared through Georgia, sending a tornado through the tiny town of Roberta, near Macon.Roberta residents Wayne and Sharon Granade told ABC News they ran inside, slammed the door, got under a couch and held each other.“It comes through like the worst sound you’ve ever heard in your life,” Wayne Granade said. “It started throwing stuff everywhere.”“You hear the train noise and it sounds like bombs exploding,” Sharon Granade said. “I was crying … It was really scary … you can hear the trees breaking.”“Worst situation you can be in,” Wayne Granade added. “Everybody thinks it ain’t gonna happen to you. But it happened to us.”Michael then barreled into the Carolinas, dumping over 9 inches of rain in North Carolina where residents are still reeling from historic flooding left by Hurricane Florence last month.The Carolinas were followed by Virginia, where the weakened storm still wreaked havoc, flooding roads, downing power lines and killing at least five.Lives lost At least 13 people lost their lives in the massive storm.Four people died in Gadsden County, Florida, said a sheriff’s office spokesperson.In Georgia, an 11-year-old girl, Sarah Radney, was killed when part of a metal carport crashed into her family’s trailer in Lake Seminole and struck her in the head, local officials said. Her official cause of death was due to massive blunt force trauma, Seminole County Coroner Chad Smith told ABC News.Michael is the first major hurricane to blow into Georgia since 1898.There were five deaths in Virginia, four of which were from drowning, state officials said.The fifth death in the state was Lt. Brad Clark, a Hanover County firefighter, who was killed while helping at the scene of a car crash Thursday, according to Hanover Fire-EMS and Virginia State Police.In North Carolina, a 38-year-old man was killed when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, Iredell County officials said.Two others also died in North Carolina, according to The Associated Press.FEMA Administrator Brock Long on Friday warned that the death toll will likely climb.“I hope we don’t see that climb dramatically, but … we still haven’t gotten into some of the hardest hit areas,” he said.Devastation in FloridaThe Florida Panhandle is the wide strip in the northwest corner of the state bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Alabama and Georgia to the north. Its largest city is Pensacola, with a population approaching half a million.Popular with tourists for its beaches, the area also has many year-round residents.Michael left the coastal community of Mexico Beach destroyed, with the storm surge ripping multiple houses from their foundations, sending them bobbing along the main road that runs through the town.ABC News’ Ginger Zee said she saw an “entire home, a well-built home, rolling down the street.”“It makes you shake,” Zee added.With cell service knocked out, many people are isolated. There are now empty spots where dozens of homes are no longer standing.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted he was hearing “stunning” reports of damage, including that “Mexico Beach is gone” and the “damage in Panama City is catastrophic.”He described Mexico Beach as an “old old Florida town” that “feels like a trip back in time,” and Panama City as “a vibrant seaside city” popular for families and students to vacation.“It will take a long time to recover from this. We will do everything we can to make sure the federal government does it’s part,” the senator tweeted. “But I will confess that my biggest fear that this part of Florida, with its unique & genuine characteristics, will never be the same.”Thousands fled the Florida coastline before Michael hit. But by Wednesday morning, it was too late to evacuate. Those who remained were urged to shelter in place.“It sounded like a freight train coming from every direction,” Krista Miller, who stayed behind in her 111-year-old home in Apalachicola Bay, told “Good Morning America.”Colleen Swab, her mother and her young daughter took shelter in a closet in Panama City Beach, Florida.“We were terrified but there was nowhere for us to go. We couldn’t get on the roads. It was too late,” Swab said. “I thought the roof was going to come off. I don’t suggest trying to ride out a storm.”Tyndall Air Force Base, located 12 miles east of Panama City, suffered “severe damage to the base infrastructure,” the Air Force said.No personnel assigned to stay there during the storm were injured, the Air Force added.As cleanup and rescue efforts were underway Thursday, Gov. Scott urged residents to stay off the roads.“The worst thing you can do now is act foolishly” by putting yourself in danger or keeping law enforcement from saving lives, he said at a news conference.Residents in the dark Michael has left over 1,600,000 households and businesses without power across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.More than 33,000 workers have been mobilized to help restore power, officials said.The government is urging anyone in a disaster zone to check on their neighbors.“Right now, what we need is neighbor helping neighbor,” Long, the FEMA Administrator, said in a statement. “We deploy resources and responders, but we know often times it is neighbors who are the first people to help those in need.”President Donald Trump has approved major disaster declarations in Florida and Georgia.Residents can register for federal assistance at disasterassistance.gov.Michael “grew into a monster,” Trump said Wednesday from the Oval Office.Despite the storm, Trump went to his Wednesday night rally in Erie, Pennsylvania.“We have thousands of people lined up. … It would have been very unfair,” Trump told reporters when asked about whether he was thinking of canceling it.He later spoke about the hurricane during the rally.“Our thoughts and prayers on behalf of the nation to everyone out there in the path of Hurricane Michael,” Trump told supporters Wednesday night.Trump said he will visit Florida and Georgia next week.“We are working very hard on every area and every state that was hit – we are with you!” he tweeted Friday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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