Zamel House / Kontrast Arquitectura

first_imgCopyHouses•Mexico Architects: Kontrast Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Zamel House / Kontrast Arquitectura Save this picture!© Fabian Lasala Guevara+ 38 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKontrast ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMexicoPublished on September 02, 2010Cite: “Zamel House / Kontrast Arquitectura” 02 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Zamel 住宅 / Kontrast Arquitectura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 Year:  “COPY” Mexico “COPY” Zamel House / Kontrast ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveZamel House / Kontrast Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2008 Photographs Area:  193 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Photographs:  Fabian Lasala GuevaraText description provided by the architects. This home was designed for a couple from Los Angeles who love the beach and natural beauty of Huatulco. He lives to surf and she has a passion for architecture. The house boasts a superior location on the beach directly in front of a surf break, with a spectacular view of the beach, rocks, and nearby river mouth. The home’s open spaces create the frame for the magnificent setting and allow the ocean breezes to keep it cool during the tropical days in Huatulco. The challenge was to design a house that allowed views of the ocean from all the main spaces on a site only 12 meters wide. The first decision was to raise the house above the level of the beach to create privacy and safety from the ocean, but still have easy access to the beach. This was accomplished by a stair way on the side of pool. The house is built on a flag lot, thus the main entrance leads you down the driveway to a oversized, hand tooled solid wood door, that opens effortlessly on its pivot hinge into a new world of long wide stairs flanked by lush tropical plants leading to a reflecting pond complete with water fall and planked bridge for your final approach into the house. This passage brings you to a place that shakes your senses and promotes you connection with nature. You are captured by a desire to relax and enjoy. Save this picture!© Fabian Lasala GuevaraYou have arrived in the “great room”, the full width of the home, open entirely to the infinity pool overflowing “into” the ocean, complete with a chief’s kitchen and dining alfresco in the pool side pergola, you’ll want to never leave. The grassy palm tree path leads to the sun deck on the edge of the property over hanging the beach. There is also a full bath, with polished cement counter tops, glass tile and a large shower. The first floor is completed by a den/guest bedroom. Save this picture!© Fabian Lasala GuevaraThe stairs rise to an open-air balcony which leads to the 2nd guest bedroom suite and the master bedroom suite. The master has ceiling to floor glass across the entire front for the house. The large master bath boasts an outdoor shower for two and a vanity made from drift wood collected on the beach. The suite is completed by a walk in closet and ocean view office.Save this picture!© Fabian Lasala GuevaraProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate from the Venice Biennale by Marco ZantaArticlesAn Open Appeal for ChinaArticles Sharelast_img read more

Lead poisoning hits African Americans the hardest

first_imgHundreds of children living in the West Calumet housing projects in East Chicago, Ind., have tested positive for excessive levels of lead in their blood. They have played in topsoil containing up to 30 times more lead than safety levels established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.The complex houses 1,100 low-income, mostly African-American people. It lies atop the toxic remains left by companies like Anaconda Lead Products and is near the huge U.S. Smelter and Lead refinery. The complex was built in 1972 in what was once known as the most industrialized city in the United States. It is now a bitter example of deadly environmental racism.The area’s soil was repeatedly tested for lead in 2008, 2011 and 2014, but results were not released until July. The soil also contains hazardous levels of arsenic. The lead contamination is much worse and deeper in the soil.In July, residents were suddenly told that their homes will be demolished, their elementary school will be closed, and they will have to relocate. But many residents don’t have the money to pay moving expenses or make down payments in a city with scarce housing. Some will be forced to move to an old vacated project called Harborside, located out of town in North Harbor.The EPA gave West Calumet “Superfund” status in 2009 and started to remove topsoil in a few “hot spots.” The EPA Superfund is responsible for cleaning up major land contamination and responding to environmental disasters. Since June, the EPA has warned families to stop children from playing in the soil. It spread mulch on contaminated ground and offered “deep cleaning” to families. But these acts are token safety measures when the soil below is so badly contaminated.Calumet Lives MatterAngry residents have organized a group called Calumet Lives Matter. They are demanding answers about why it took so long to be told how dangerous the soil was. Black Lives Matter, several environmental groups, National Nurses United and Northwestern University’s environmental law clinic are all supporting the residents.The group is asking why Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidate — visited flood victims in Baton Rouge, La., but has not found time to go to East Chicago. They want national publicity for what state Sen. Lonnie Randolph has called “a potential catastrophe that could be approaching the same level as Flint, Michigan.” (, Aug. 22)Randolph asserted: “I’ve lived here all my life, but I never heard this was a Superfund site until last week. What I want to know is: who’s responsible?” (, Aug. 15)West Calumet residents have filed a housing discrimination complaint with the National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. It claims East Chicago’s relocation plan violates federal civil rights laws.Effects of lead poisoningSymptoms of blood lead poisoning are irreversible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set a “blood lead level of concern” (BLL) at 5 micrograms per deciliter in 2012. But studies show that even less than that can reduce IQ and academic achievement and harm organs. Higher amounts can compromise the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. Some children have suffered coma, convulsions and even death. (CDC, Jan. 2014)Lead affects brain function because it is a neurotoxin. It affects verbal reasoning and causes emotional problems and attention deficit disorder. A BLL of 10 micrograms can reduce IQ by nearly 4 points. A BLL of up to 30 shows an IQ drop of nearly 7 points. (Environmental Health Perspective, July 2005)Because lead is chemically similar to calcium, it settles in the brain and prevents calcium ions from working. According to one study, lead may slow communication between brain cells and cause permanent damage. (Neurotoxicology, Nov. 2009)Lead is stored in bones, so adults exposed throughout their lives can suffer from cardiovascular disease, tooth decay, miscarriages, kidney disease, mental decline and cataracts. Pregnant women with stored lead risk poisoning their babies since lead leaches from the bones into the blood and the uterus.Nationally, half a million young children tested positive for excessive BLL in 2013. That’s 1 in 38, or 2.6 percent. Among African-American children, the rate is 3 times that amount — 7.7 percent. (CDC, April 2013)Lead-fueled racismLead poisoning fuels the school-to-prison pipeline for at-risk children who live in low-income communities. Some children are born with inherited lead poisoning, a disadvantage that makes it even harder for a person to survive, especially in a capitalist country like the U.S. where social programs have been cut to the bone and the killer brutality of police toward Black people is a terrifying epidemic.In 2000, Congress allocated $2.1 billion over the next 10 years to eliminate lead poisoning. But that insufficient amount has fallen by 43 percent since 2003. Money for lead testing in children has also been cut by 40 percent. The Pentagon war budget and the cost of prisons, however, have steadily increased.A 2009 study calculated that every dollar spent on preventing lead poisoning would generate up to $221 in benefits — in increased productivity and lower health care and education costs.“We know how to fix it,” said David Jacobs, a chief contributor to the task force, who ran the federal lead program from 1995 to 2004. “The technology is there. It’s just a matter of political will to properly appropriate the money.” (New York Times, March 2015)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TV anchor still facing ban on working as a journalist

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports HondurasAmericas News News HondurasAmericas Globo TV programme host Julio Ernesto Alvarado will now be able to avoid serving a 16-month jail sentence by paying a fine of 10 lempiras a day (for a total of 246 US dollars) but the Supreme Court of Justice could still ban him from working as a journalist during the 16-month period.The court imposed the sentence on Alvarado last December after finding him guilty of criminally defaming Belinda Flores, the former economics faculty dean at the Autonomous University of Honduras.Reporters Without Borders criticized the court’s sentence in a letter (see below) in February to President Juan Orlando Hernández and communication minister Hilda Hernández that was given to the government with the help of the journalist Dina Meza.The communication minister acknowledged receipt of the letter on 28 March. The Supreme Court’s judges were also notified of its contents. The next hearing is expected for june 2014.“We reiterate our rejection of the court’s decision,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “Preventing a journalist from working is tantamount to censorship and violates the fundamental right to information. We urge the Supreme Court’s judges to quash this sentence and dismiss all the charges against Alvarado without delay.”11 February 2014 Press release :Journalist facing jail term and work ban in defamation caseGlobo TV programme host Julio Ernesto Alvarado is facing a 16-month jail term and ban on working as a journalist for alleged defamation under a sentence passed by the Supreme Court of Justice in December 2013.“We strongly disapprove of the court’s decision to prevent this journalist from doing his job of reporting news and information,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We urge the court to recognize the absurd nature of the case against him and to overturn this disproportionate and draconian sentence without delay.”Alvarado has been convicted of criminally defaming Belinda Flores, the former economics faculty dean at the Autonomous University of Honduras, by reporting allegations that she falsified university degrees, which have been recognized by the Supreme Court of Justice. Flores’ initial defamation action against Alvarado was rejected by a Tegucigalpa lower court on 25 March 2011 but she appealed to the Supreme Court, which overturned the lower court’s decision and found Alvarado guilty of criminal defamation on 9 December. Its verdict and sentence are pending confirmation.Alvarado has been the target of threats and acts of intimidation in the past, including being followed by suspicious-looking cars and individuals in March 2012.(Picture: Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Honduras April 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV anchor still facing ban on working as a journalist to go furthercenter_img News April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

A Peep Into ‘Roll Of Advocates’ System Of Allahabad HC

first_imgColumnsA Peep Into ‘Roll Of Advocates’ System Of Allahabad HC Ashok Kini & Akshita Saxena24 July 2020 8:00 PMShare This – xUnlike the Advocate on Record [AoR] system followed by its neighbour Patna High Court, the Allahabad High Court has in place a different system to regulate the practice of the lawyers in its two benches viz. Allahabad and Lucknow which is called ‘Roll of Advocates’. [RoA]Background To ‘Roll of Advocates’Prior to introduction of the Roll of Advocates System, anyone registered with any State…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?LoginUnlike the Advocate on Record [AoR] system followed by its neighbour Patna High Court, the Allahabad High Court has in place a different system to regulate the practice of the lawyers in its two benches viz. Allahabad and Lucknow which is called ‘Roll of Advocates’. [RoA]Background To ‘Roll of Advocates’Prior to introduction of the Roll of Advocates System, anyone registered with any State Bar Council or with the Bar Council of India could file, plead and appear before the Allahabad High Court. In the erstwhile system, where an Advocate was only required to furnish his enrollment number issued by the Bar Council, tracing of Advocates was an uphill task.This necessitated the Roll of Advocates system— to ensure traceability and accountability of Advocates. The RoA system requires the Advocates to furnish their local addresses before the HC Registry. This helps the Court to secure their presence and has therefore deterred filing of frivolous applications/ petitions. RoA RulesTo ameliorate the challenges posed by the erstwhile system, the High Court notified Rule 3-A of Chapter XXIV of the Allahabad High Court Rules, 1952 in the year 2005, to introduce the concept of Roll of Advocates. After amendment, it provided that unless the Court grants leave, an Advocate who is not on the Roll of Advocates in the High Court at Allahabad or Lucknow shall not be allowed to appear, act or plead in the High Court at Allahabad or Lucknow as the case might be, unless he files appointment along with an Advocate who is on such roll for Allahabad Cases at Allahabad and for Lucknow Cases at Lucknow.Rule 3-A contemplates that two rolls would be prepared; Part ‘A’ comprising advocates who ordinarily practise at Allahabad and Part ‘B’ for Lucknow. However, it was clarified that the Rule 3-A shall come into force after notification by the Chief Justice that both the rolls for Allahabad and Lucknow in Part ‘A’ and ‘B’ are complete. Accordingly, the Rules were brought into force in the year 2012, after the above exercise was completed.As per Rule 3-A, the Roll shall contain, in regard to each advocate entered, his full name, his father’s name, a passport size coloured photograph, enrollment number issued by the Bar Council, date of enrollment, phone number, complete postal address (both of residence and office) which shall be of Allahabad or Lucknow, as the case may be.’Advocate-on-Record’ System In Supreme Court & High Courts Procedure and conditions to get registered into RoATo get listed on the RoA, an Advocate has to merely fill an application for registration on the Roll and submit it to the Registrar General of the High Court, who is the nodal authority for the RoA; the Roll is published under the signature and authority of the Registrar General. There is no examination or any other qualification required for an Advocate to get registered on the Roll. Unlike the AoR system, there is no provision for training, closely situated offices, etc.The below mentioned procedure for enrollment was prescribed in an Administrative Committee Report, upheld by a Full Court Committee:One has to submit an undertaking along with the application form, declaring that he/she is practicing in the High Court (Allahabad or Lucknow as the case may be) and that he/she has not made any application anywhere else for listing his/her name on the Rolls of Advocates except in that High Court.The application has to be accompanied by a certificate issued from the Bar Association/ Advocates’ Association of the High Court to the effect that the applicant is ordinarily practicing in the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad or Lucknow, as the case may be.Significantly, it is not necessary to be a member of any Bar Association to get enrolled on the RoA. Such applicant who is not member of any of these associations may obtain a certificate from the Registrar General himself to the effect that the applicant is ordinarily practicing before the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad or Lucknow, as the case may be. However, this process is cumbersome as the Registrar is not always familiar with regular practitioners and the applicant may therefore be required to furnish proof of practice (generally a letter signed by a gazetted officer). Therefore, Advocates are constrained to register themselves with the Bar Association on payment of registration fees and then obtain a certificate of practice from the Association.Applications for RoA may be submitted round the year. However, they are disposed of by the Registry bi-annually; there is no fixed date for disposal of these applications and it usually takes place once in January and once in October.Legal Challenge In 2015, an Advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh, Shashi Kant Upadhyay, challenged the constitutional validity of the provisions of Rule 3-A (notified on 26 May 2005). The Division Bench presided by the then Chief Justice DY Chandrachud dismissed the writ petition and upheld the Rule. The following observations were made in the judgment [Shashi Kant Upadhyay vs. High Court Of Judicature At Allahabad]:Section 30 of the Act of 1961 statutorily recognizes an entitlement as of right to practice throughout the territories for every advocate whose name is entered in the State roll. However, Section 30 is subject to the other provisions of the Act which would include Section 34;The rule making power which is conferred upon the High Courts in Section 34 (1) is not in derogation of, nor does it abridge the entitlement as of right to practise which is conferred by Section 30. Section 34 is in the nature of an enabling provision which enables the High Court to regulate the conditions subject to which an advocate shall be permitted to practise in the High Court or in any court subordinate thereto;Rule 3-A of Chapter XXIV of the Rules of 1952, which has been framed in exercise of the power conferred by Section 34 (1) is not ultra vires or unconstitutional;There is no violation of the fundamental right to practice the profession law guaranteed under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution. The Advocates Act, 1961 regulates the right to practise and the rules, which have been framed by the High Court, are in pursuance of an express conferment of such power by Parliament under Section 34 (1) of the Act of 1961.The conferment of a specific power on the Supreme Court in Article 145 to frame rules for regulating generally the practise and procedure of the Court, including rules as to persons practising before the Court, is not in derogation of the statutory power which has been conferred upon the High Court by Section 34 (1) of the Act of 1961.SC Upheld Allahabad HC RulesThe Supreme Court heard the appeal against this judgment in Jamshed Ansari vs High Court Of Judicature. The bench comprising Justices A.K. Sikri and N.V. Ramana upholding the High Court judgment, observed that the Rules 3 and 3A of the Allahabad High Court Rules, 1952 and perfectly valid, legal and do not violate the right of a lawyer under Article 19(1) (g) of the Constitution of India. In Jamshed Ansari (Supra), the Supreme Court has referred to its earlier judgment in Bar Council of India vs. High Court of Kerala (2004) 6 SCC 311 and Ex-Capt. Harish Uppal Vs. Union of India [(2003) 2 SCC 45.While holding that the ROA Rules only impose reasonable conditions, the bench observed: “The respondents have given appropriate justification and rationale behind the Rules viz. to fix accountability on the advocates practicing before the High Court. Such Rules are also aimed at helping in regulating the functioning of the Court. It is important for the orderly functioning of the Allahabad High Court that Rolls are maintained in Order to effect service of notices and copies of pleadings and ensure regular procedural compliances. The same will not be possible if proper records of Advocates practicing in the High Court are not maintained in the High Court. The administration of justice will suffer if no person is held accountable for non-compliance of office reports etc. There may be occasions when Advocates may be called upon by the Court in pending matters and the dispensation of justice will suffer if there is no record of Advocates who do not generally practice in the High Court, may not attend matters in which they may have filed their vakalatnama before the High Court. It is imperative for the smooth and effective functioning of the court that the court is able to fix responsibility on Advocates, which is not possible if Roll of Advocates is not maintained in the High Court. Moreover, an advocate is permitted to file vakalat on behalf of a client even though his appearance inside the court is not permitted. Conduct in court is a matter concerning the Court. But the right to appear and conduct cases in the court is a matter on which the court must and does have major supervisory and controlling power. Hence courts cannot be and are not divested of control or supervision of conduct in court merely because it may involve the right of an Advocate.” The court further noted that Clause 7 of Letters Patent of Allahabad High Court, empower the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western provinces (now known as Allahabad High Court) was empowered to “approve, admit and enroll advocates” and to authorize them “to appear, to plead or to act, or to plead and act” for the suitors in accordance with the rules and directions. This power of the High Court continues by virtue of Section 223 of the Government of India Act, 1935 and Article 225 of the Constitution of India., the Court said. The bench also held that Section 34 of the Act empowers the High Court to make Rules laying down the conditions subject to which an Advocate shall be permitted to practice in the High Court and courts subordinate thereto. “Section 30 is also subject to Section 34. The Act does not confer any absolute right to practice. The right can be regulated by the High Courts by prescribing conditions”, it said.Initial and current response of lawyer communityAs mentioned above, introduction of the Roll was challenged before the Court on the ground that the Advocate’s ‘Right to Practice’ under Section 30 of the Advocates Act is being infringed. However, given that the registration process simply requires one to submit an application form with the Registrar (along with necessary annexures), not many Advocates see it as an impediment now.On being asked why the RoA system does not stipulate any additional qualification criteria such as examination, Advocates practicing at the High Court responded that perhaps fear of mass protests by the Advocates community has kept the Court from fully developing the regulation system.”Roll of Advocates system is only a start. The High Court might begin to filter out non-deserving Advocates gradually. For now, the intention is to put a mechanism is place that has the capacity to be developed into a proper system of checks and balances,” one of them responded. “In its present form, the system has helped the High Court to combat frivolous filings and ensure that those who try to impede the process of law are brought to the books. It has also worked for local Advocates who have a gained a sense of recognition before the Court. Otherwise there will be Advocates who do not even come to the High Court, but will merely take up cases, file them and walk away. This will affect not only regular practitioners who will miss opportunity but will also affect parties,” an Advocate said.He explained,”Before advent of this system, any Advocate in any part could file a petition in the High Court without there being any true notice of his residence, his chamber, his whereabouts. It became a very gruesome task that if a person who is anonymous to the High Court, files a petition and goes away, then where should the parties find him to serve a notice, or seek his reply. Looking at this problem and to introduce a system of checks and balance, RoA was introduced.”On being asked if the system had any point in time appeared to be an impediment for those who wish to practice at the High Court, an Advocate said,”Enrollment on the RoA is a big task for those Advocates who do not have a permanent local residence. This often forces them to needlessly rent accommodations/ offices in the city and file a proof (generally a formal affidavit) of the same.”Another issue pointed out by the Advocates was that there is no date prescribed for getting a Roll number issued. “An applicant has no notice regarding a date upon which he will be issued his Roll,” they said.ConclusionThe Roll of Advocate system of Allahabad HC, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court, is seen to be placing comparatively less hurdles on the path of a lawyer exercising his right to practice. The lawyers in general seems to have reconciled with the system now though some have expressed concerns about stipulations like local office and residential address. Next Storylast_img read more

Police investigating homophobic hate crime

first_imgHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Twitter Previous articleLUH third most overcrowded hospital in Ireland todayNext articleFinal Push for Promotion: Harps Secretary John Campbell has advice for fans News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police investigating homophobic hate crime Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – October 26, 2018 center_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a hate incident that occurred in the Ballymagroarty area of the city on Wednesday night. Police received a report around 9.50am yesterday (Thursday, October 25) that sometime between 9.30 pm and 10.00pm on Wednesday night, a man out walking a dog in the Ringford Road area, near a local school, was shouted at by a group of youths who followed him up the road.In a statement Constable Lynn said that they are currently treating this as a homophobic hate incident with enquiries continuing.Police are appealing to anyone who was in the Ringfort Road area around this time and saw what happened or anyone who can help identify those involved to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

200 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in ROI

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 200 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in ROI Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th There were 200 more cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 27,191. At least one of the new cases is in Donegal. As of Midnight on Thursday, the confirmed figure for the county is 501.No new deaths have been reported, with the death toll now 1,774, 41 of them in Donegal.*******************************************************************Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThere have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.There has now been a total of 1,774 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Friday 14th August, the HPSC has been notified of 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 27,191* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;103 are men / 96 are women68% are under 45 years of age68 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case25 cases have been identified as community transmission56 in Dublin, 81 in Kildare, 13 in Tipperary, 8 in Limerick, 6 Laois, 6 in Galway, 5 in Kilkenny, 5 in Meath and the rest of the 20 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Louth, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford, Wicklow. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “This is the largest number of cases in a single day since the beginning of May. We now have multiple clusters with secondary spread of disease and rising numbers of cases in many parts of the country. This is deeply concerning. NPHET will monitor this extremely closely over the coming days.”“This virus is still out there and has not gone away. COVID-19 seeks to capitalise on complacency and is just waiting for the opportunity to spread. I am asking everyone, especially those who are over 70 or medically vulnerable, to limit your contacts, keep your distance from other people and take extra care to heed public health advice.” Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDave Webster on Finn Harps defeat to BohemiansNext articleDerry City draw away to Shelbourne News Highland Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – August 15, 2020 Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Boeing to provide Harpoon missiles to Indian Navy

first_img Authorities September 26, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Boeing to provide Harpoon missiles to Indian Navy American defense technology company Boeing has received an $81 million contract to deliver 22 Lot 89 Harpoon missiles to the government of India.The U.S. Department of Defense said Friday that the sale of anti-ship missiles and associated containers and components was approved under the foreign military sales program.Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system that is currently being manufactured by Boeing Defense, Space & Security.In 2014, India requested the Harpoon to fit it on its Shishumar class submarine. According to a U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency news release at the time, India earlier purchased Harpoon missiles for integration on Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft and Indian Navy P-8I maritime patrol aircraft.According to the Department of Defense, work on the latest contract is expected to be completed by June 2018. Boeing to provide Harpoon missiles to Indian Navy View post tag: HARPOON View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Indian Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

O.C. Police Protect President, Vice President on Inauguration Day

first_imgOcean City police officers helped with security for the motorcade for the president and vice president on Inauguration Day. (Photos courtesy Ocean City Police Department) By MADDY VITALEOcean City police officers who assisted with security for the Inauguration Day of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris called the experience incredible, memorable and the highest honor they could hope for.A dozen officers from the department were selected by Police Chief Jay Prettyman to go down to Washington, D.C., for the historic event Wednesday.One of the officers went in his capacity as a member of the National Guard.They arrived Monday, were trained, deputized and sent on their assignment, which was near the White House, where they were to protect the motorcade holding President Biden and Vice President Harris.The Ocean City officers who attended the event were as follows:Lt. Pat Randles, Sgt. Pat Walsh, Sgt. John Vogt, Ptl. Jeff Doto, Ptl. Mike Hinsley, Ptl. Karl Ruf, Ptl. Tim Sharpe, Ptl. Jim Crowley, Ptl. Neal Cullen, Ptl. Randy Clark, Ptl. Brian Madison and Ptl. Jacob Harris, who was assigned duties as a member of the National Guard.“I have never been a part of anything to that magnitude,” Patrolman Hinsley said. “They shut down the city so our area, our whole job, was to make a barrier. Our job was to help protect the motorcade from anyone getting in and obstructing the motorcade.”He added, “We were stationed right around the corner from the White House. “When the president and vice president drove by, we saluted them. The whole thing just blew me away. It was just a great experience.”Members of the Police Department were selected for the duty by Police Chief Jay Prettyman.The Ocean City Police Department has participated in the last four presidential inaugurations.The day began early. At 4 a.m., Ocean City police officers headed to the lobby of their hotel and by 5 a.m. they were stationed at their assigned posts.“We stayed at our post until the parade was over at 5 p.m.,” Hinsley noted. “It was a long but awesome day. I can’t believe how many people I got to meet. It was a huge day for the country and a lot of fun to meet everyone.”The Metropolitan Police Department rode at least 50 motorcycles in formation in front of the protected cars holding the president and vice president. Secret Service and the Maryland Police Department also served as part of the large motorcade.Hinsley, 33, added that he was also in awe of the parade of marching bands from the University of Delaware, Howard University, a Color Guard and mounted police officers.“It was really impressive. I can’t think of a bigger event. It was really awesome. I will never forget it,” he said. “I hope I get selected for it again. It was honestly the best experience in my career so far.”Patrolman Jim Crowley, 33, like his friend and fellow officer, Hinsley, called the detail the biggest and most important duty of his law enforcement career.“It is just an incredible thing. All I can say is it was surreal. I felt so small. Here I am, down in the nation’s capital, and I am assisting with security for the motorcade,” Crowley said.He continued, “Here we are, with law enforcement throughout the country, protecting the number one thing we want to protect – our country. We were right near Constitution Avenue and we saw the president and vice president go by and we saluted them.”He hopes to be able to attend another inauguration as a member of the Ocean City Police Department.“I was extremely honored, and in years to come, no matter who is in office, and no matter what is happening, it will always be an experience that I will never forget,” Crowley said. “It was the highest honor of my career. Take politics out of it. This is why I got into law enforcement.”Ocean City police officers at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House.last_img read more

Sweet success for Real Good Food

first_imgIncreased demand for sugar and bakery ingredients has helped boost sales at The Real Good Food Company by 21% to £110m in the six months to 24 June 2011.The Group, which owns the largest independent non-refining distributor of sugar in Europe (Napier Brown), and manufactures bakery ingredients (Renshaw), and also manufactures sweet bakery products (Haydens) for a range of major retail customers, said in a trading update that group EBITDA rose to £2.67m, up from £600,000 during the same period last year.At Napier Brown, a new marketing team is set to launch a range of new Whitworths products targeting the growing home baking market, which will be on supermarket shelves this autumn, with further initiatives planned in 2012.New Renshaw-branded products are also being launched, with Snip and Swirl Icings first to market, and now available in selected retailers, sugar-craft outlets and wholesalers. The full range will be launched at the end of this month, with a progressive roll-out to all major outlets before the year end. Advertising campaigns in both the trade and consumer food press will be launched shortly. Products include a kids’ range of flavoured sugardough and a trade range of fruit-flavoured fondants.The Group admitted Haydens was having to deal with higher-than-expected commodity costs and this was delaying a factory modernisation programme. However, it said its new distribution facility was now fully operational and already helping drive an improved performance year-on-year. “Based on the progress we have made over the past six months, I am confident that the Group is on course to meet market expectations for the year,” said Pieter Totte, executive chairman.last_img read more

Soler reviews trustee meeting

first_imgStudent body president Catherine Soler updated the Student Senate on student government’s recent communications with Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees at Wednesday’s meeting. Student government typically presents to the Board three times each year, but a meeting that had been scheduled for last week was cancelled due to snowstorms. Student body vice president Andrew Bell said many of the trustees were unable to travel to South Bend for the meeting. In place of the larger presentation, Soler and Bell met with one trustee. The information from that meeting will be sent to the rest of the board. Bell said the meeting would not be rescheduled. Soler said one of the main points discussed at the meeting was communication between the University and the students. They spoke specifically about e-mails the student body receives from University President Fr. John Jenkins, Soler said. These e-mails included those about the death of junior Declan Sullivan and the events surrounding the death of Saint Mary’s student Elizabeth “Lizzy” Seeberg, “That’s an essential part of being a part of the University, and making sure students are a part of that,” Soler said. Bell and Soler also talked to the trustee about the continued efforts of student government to collaborate with the South Bend Police Department. Soler said she hopes that relationship will continue in the future. Soler and Bell also said they talked to the trustee about changes with off-campus representatives in student government. “We’ve made changes to the Off-Campus Council and we hope that will continue to make things better in the future,” Soler said. She said there is a need for centralizing the services that are available to off-campus students. “When incidents arise off campus, the University doesn’t have one place to find resources right now,” Soler said. Student government’s next presentation to the Board of Trustees will be in April.last_img read more