Reconversion in Ghent / Axel Devroe

first_imgSave this picture!© Axel Devroe+ 28 Share Projects Photographs “COPY” 2004 Reconversion in Ghent / Axel DevroeSave this projectSaveReconversion in Ghent / Axel Devroe ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790004/reconversion-in-ghent-axel-devroe Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAxel DevroeOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationGhentBelgiumPublished on June 25, 2016Cite: “Reconversion in Ghent / Axel Devroe” 25 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses, Renovation•Ghent, Belgium Houses Belgium “COPY” Photographs:  Axel DevroeSave this picture!© Axel DevroeRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. About the site:It all started when three friends bought an abandoned industrial lot that was in a terrible condition, but had an exceptional potential for transformation.Situated in the middle of a city-block in the dense, historic center of Ghent, the L-shaped lot is surrounded by back gardens and townhouses.Save this picture!© Axel DevroeThe existing buildings were divided into three houses. Between each new dwelling small patches were scooped out of the buildings, making room for enclosed private gardens with a distinctive urban feel. The former stock yard/car park was converted in a communal garden, acting as a social meeting point for the owners. Although each owner designed the lay-out of his own house, changes to the exterior were kept to a strict minimum, safeguarding the overall unified and industrial look.Save this picture!DiagramAbout the house:The lay-out started from a twofold idea:− firstly the purely functional needs: bringing a maximum of natural light into the space and keeping the floor space as open as possible; thus creating an easy, free-flowing and relaxed atmosphere.− secondly accepting the unique character of the site in the urban landscape and incorporating it in the design. This resulted in an open plan lay-out consisting of large connecting interior spaces; linking horizontally as well as vertically.Different in size, height, view, orientation, level… they are unified by their material and yet varied with specific spatial qualities allowing the client to use them according to his mood, needs, season etc. Additionally, all of these spaces have access to the surrounding garden; connecting the outdoors with the indoors; maximizing and encouraging usage of the precious and rare outdoor city-space.There is no real path to take or follow to wander through the house, no dead-end corridors and with views of the surroundings lurking around every corner, the house relates to the city and vice versa.Save this picture!© Axel DevroeAt the center of the volume a vertical void connects the different levels, not only revealing the slim concrete floor and slender beams but also the outdoor patio next to the bathroom. Without this void, this would be the darkest spot on the ground floor but by opening up the floor, this area is now light-filled and gives the visitor a rare glimpse of the lush foliage of the trees in the neighbours’ garden. Save this picture!SectionMaterial use is functional and kept to a strict minimal. Polished concrete flooring allows minimal construction height not altering the existing window openings and heights in the facades. The visible casting seams add a rough, industrial note. New steel frame sliding windows mingle with renovated iron cast windows. Both frame views of the garden and the surrounding urban landscape, blurring the boundaries between the house and the city.  Large stainless steel kitchen surfaces are easy to maintain and reflect light while wood veneered cupboards add contrast and structure. Save this picture!© Axel DevroePlenty of empty wall space is provided for the display of the owners art collection and travel memorabilia. To complement -and in keeping with the architectural concept- we sourced furniture pieces that combine natural, tactile materials like wicker, marble or wood with technical, industrial details (e.g. the pieces from Poul Kjaerholm or Eames). Save this picture!© Axel DevroeProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Adopt BIM: 3 Ways to Approach Your Firm’s Pilot ProjectArticlesLock & Be Free / Wanna OneSelected Projects Share Reconversion in Ghent / Axel Devroe Year:  Area:  380 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Axel Devroe Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790004/reconversion-in-ghent-axel-devroe Clipboardlast_img read more

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Lloyds Foundation marks 25 years of giving in Northern Ireland

first_img  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 October 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Lloyds Foundation marks 25 years of giving in Northern Ireland Lloyds TSB Foundation has marked 25 years of charitable giving in Northern Ireland this year, and use the occasion to report that it received the highest ever number of grant applications in one year in 2010.It received 522 applications, of which 296 were successful. Many grants were in the £2,000 to £5,000 range. Total expenditure on ‘charitable activities’ was £1.96 million, up from £1.5 million in 2009.The Foundation’s total income in 2010 was £1.9 million. This is considerably down on 2009 when total income was £3.18 million but that year’s figure was inflated by £1 million in special income related to the sale of Lloyds Bank shares.Last year the largest allocation of funding, £1.8 million, went to ‘Social and Community Welfare.’ While the bulk of the Foundation’s spending was for Northern Ireland projects £172,000 was given to organisations carrying out work overseas.Earlier this year the Foundation restricted its grant giving to organisations with an income under £1 million. The next closing date for applications is 14 October 2011.www.lloydstsbfoundationni.org About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Free trees on offer from TCV & OVO Energy

first_img Tagged with: environment FREE  774 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 To get the trees, which are available in packs of 50, community groups need to register on the TCV site. The tree packs are predetermined with varieties that best suit a particular growing environment and all are recommended UK varieties. The packs on offer are: Pack 1. Parkland. 10 x English Oak, 10 x Common Alder, 10 x Beech (common), 10 x Silver Birch and 10 x HornbeamPack 2. Large Garden. 10 x Downy Birch, 10 x Mountain Ash/Rowan, 10 x Sessile Oak, 10 x Wild Cherry, and 10 x Field MaplePack 3. Small Garden. 10 x Mountain Ash/Rowan, 10 x Bird Cherry, 10 x Hazel, 10 x Common Crab Apple and 10 x Grey WillowPack 4. Wildlife & Shrubs. 50 trees – a mix of Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Common Dogwood and Goat Willow (This pack contains some hedgerow varieties, but is not a pure hedgerow pack)Orders are limited to a maximum of 19 packs – 950 trees – in total. TCV and OVO Energy are offering free trees to community groups to help them do their bit for the environment with applications open for the 2019/2020 I Dig Trees programme.Anyone can apply for the free trees on behalf of community groups, schools, parklands, or any green space with public access providing they have the landowner’s permission and TCV and OVO Energy are also offering tree planting events for volunteers up and down the UK. With the tree planting season starting this month, the I Dig Trees Project is now in its fifth year, and has 350,000 trees available for planting this season, which will take it to over one million trees distributed across the UK so far. Melanie May | 8 November 2019 | News Free trees on offer from TCV & OVO Energy  773 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

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Nkrumah: 50 years since CIA-led coup

first_imgOn Feb. 24, 1966, a coup was carried out against Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, leader of Ghana’s independence movement and the chief architect of the 20th-century African revolutionary struggle. He founded the Convention People’s Party in 1949, which led the former British colony of the Gold Coast to national independence in 1957.During the coup, he was on a peace mission aimed at ending U.S. intervention in Vietnam. The president had stopped in Beijing to consult People’s Republic of China Premier Chou En-lai and had planned to go to Hanoi. When Nkrumah met with Chou, he informed him of the military coup in Ghana. Chou’s initial reaction was disbelief, yet the Chinese leader told him these setbacks occurred during the course of the revolutionary struggle.Lower-ranking military and police officers carried out the coup with CIA and U.S. State Department assistance and coordination. CPP leading members were killed, arrested and driven into exile while the party press and national radio and television stations were seized. The CIA and military-police clique that seized power encouraged counterrevolutionary mobs to attack CPP offices. Books by Nkrumah and other socialist leaders were burned.Coup leaders, who called themselves the “National Liberation Council” (NLC), deported cadre from national liberation movements who had taken refuge in Ghana and were receiving political and military training there. Other fraternal allies of the Ghanaian and African revolutions were fired from their jobs in the government, the educational sector and media affairs.CIA involvement was widely believed to be pivotal at the time, but later on, it was documented with the declassification of State Department files under President Lyndon Johnson’s administration. U.S. Undersecretary of State for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams had sent a letter of protest to Ghana’s embassy in Washington in late 1965 after the publication of Nkrumah’s book “Neo-colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism.” It outlined Washington and Wall Street’s central role in the continuing underdevelopment of Africa.Nkrumah and African-American historyNkrumah was born in Nkroful in Ghana’s Nzima region in 1909. He traveled to the U.S. in 1935 to pursue higher education at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the first Historically Black College and University in the country founded during slavery in 1854.Lincoln was an ideal atmosphere for Nkrumah, who studied the social sciences, philosophy and theology. He became involved in the African- American struggle through work with the African Students Association, where he served as president for several years, and the Council on African Affairs with Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, Dr. William A. Hunton and Paul Robeson.During his college days, Nkrumah worked doing odd jobs and experienced poverty. He became a licensed Presbyterian minister, which enabled him to speak in African-American churches.After leaving the U.S. in 1945, Nkrumah settled in Britain for two years where he helped organize the historic Fifth Pan-African Congress at Manchester that year. Du Bois chaired the gathering, in which other African liberation movement leaders participated, including George Padmore of Trinidad, who had worked with the Communist International during the late 1920s and early 1930s; Amy Ashwood Garvey, spouse of Marcus Garvey, who held left-leaning politics; Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya; students; and representatives of trade unions and farmers’ organizations.After Nkrumah returned to Ghana in late 1947 and founded the CPP in 1949, he landed in prison twice for organizing against British imperialism. Due to his party’s mass support during a colonialist-controlled reform election in February 1951, Nkrumah was released from prison and appointed Leader of Government Business as part of a transitional arrangement toward independence won in March 1957.During the independence period, Ghana became a haven for African- American political figures, artists, professionals and business people. Some of them became staunch defenders of Nkrumah’s government, which faced increasing CIA and State Department pressure after 1961.Hundreds of African Americans took up residence in Ghana, including Maya Angelou, the writer, dancer and supporter of African liberation movements; Alice Windom of St. Louis, a social worker and educator who helped organize Malcolm X’s itinerary when he travelled to Ghana in May 1964; and Vicki Holmes Garvin, a labor activist and Communist Party member who worked with Robert Williams and Mabel Williams in China after leaving Ghana.Julius Mayfield, the novelist and essayist who left the U.S. amid the attacks on Robert Williams, worked in Ghana as a journalist and editor of African Review, a Pan-Africanist journal supporting the CPP government. W.E.B. Du Bois was given Ghanaian citizenship and appointed director of the Encyclopedia Africana. Shirley Graham Du Bois, spouse of Du Bois, was a political organizer, Communist Party member, prolific writer and producer. Nkrumah appointed her to head Ghana National Television.After the coup in February 1966, most progressive African Americans were forced to leave Ghana due to the NLC’s’ pro-imperialist character. Dr. Du Bois had died in August 1963. However, Shirley Graham Du Bois, who worked as a leading figure in Ghana’s government, was placed under house arrest by military police officials. She left Ghana and later lived in Egypt and China where she died in 1976.50 years later: U.S. still destabilizing AfricaThe anti-imperialist struggle against interventions in Africa is just as relevant today as it was in 1966. Five decades after the coup ousted Nkrumah, the CIA and State Department are still heavily engaged in destabilizing African states and progressive movements. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is constructing airstrips, drone stations and military bases in various regions across the continent.U.S. imperialism designed Nkrumah’s overthrow to halt the African Revolution’s advance and the internationalization of the struggle of African Americans. However, global solidarity efforts accelerated from the late 1960s through the 1990s when the last vestiges of white-minority rule were eliminated in South Africa and Namibia.It’s important to note that African-American political organizations played a key role in influencing Nkrumah from the 1930s until his ouster in 1966 and up until his death in 1972 in Romania.Younger generations of African-American activists can gain much from studying the intersection of the struggle for liberation in the U.S., the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the African continent. During the period after World War II through the beginning of the 21st century, tremendous gains were won in the areas of national liberation, Pan-African unity and a socialist perspective.With a strong emphasis in the U.S. today on demonstrations against police and vigilante use of lethal force against African Americans, identification with broader struggles taking place in the African world are often overlooked. This development, if gone unchecked, will break off the African-American movement from allies among like-minded forces within the entire African world. In addition, without an emphasis on internationalism, the African-American struggle will be hard-pressed to reach its full potential by winning global allies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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South Main Street to undergo $8.6 million transformation

first_imgFacebook Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ ReddIt Gang evolution does not match common perceptions ReddIt Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ + posts printConstruction for South Main Street’s $8.6 million transformation is set to begin Feb. 8.However the makeover isn’t aiming for increased foot traffic, tax revenue or sales said Eric Fladager, comprehensive planning manager for the city of Fort Worth. Instead, he said, the project’s main focus is to make South Main Street a “complete street.”Once finished, the street will have bike lanes, larger sidewalks lined with trees and historic lampposts, protected parallel parking and sculptures by artist Benito Huerta.The project is comparable to the recent project on West Rosedale Street which changed from three lanes in both directions, to two driving lanes and area for parking said Patrick Buckley, senior planner and senior professional engineer at the city of Fort Worth.“We think that it created better walkable areas, and bike lanes and things like that, which we think kind of helps increase the development of the area,” Buckley said. “So, this project is very similar to that. It’s kind of street reconstruction so that people are more drawn to that area.”The project will stretch along South Main Street from Vickery Boulevard to Magnolia Avenue where construction will be done “block by block” Buckley said.When the demolition and excavation of the roadway begin Buckley said, they will create a detour around the area.“We try to do blocks at a time so you’re only having to drive down about a block to the east or west and then head back down,” Buckley said.However, he said that the detours shouldn’t cause large traffic delays or added commute time.“It’s almost [a] minuscule amount of time,” Buckley said. “It’s not that much more time.”The project is being done by Fort Worth South Inc., City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Dunaway Associates and JLB Contracting.Currently, the project is on track to be completed by October.The South Main Street project expectations can be seen next to the timeline of the street transformations through the years. National Night Out increases community safety Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Twitter Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Tori Knox Previous articleFort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiserNext articleThe109: rabies cases often “overhyped” but remain a serious issue Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Frogs drop defensive battle to Mustangs in Dallas

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio + posts Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter Previous articleNew littering law could affect off-campus tailgatersNext articleQB Kenny Hill aims to be resilient, not perfect Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU soccer fell to SMU Thursday night in a strong defensive showing from both teams. An early goal from the Mustangs proved to be the difference maker in the match as the Frogs couldn’t overcome the early deficit and were shutout for the second time this season.Following last Friday’s loss to Northeastern, a match that ended TCU’s three-game win streak, the Frogs came into Dallas for Thursday night’s rivalry game against SMU with the same perspective as they would for any other game.“We prepare the same for every opponent,” head coach Eric Bell said. “There wasn’t anything different for tonight’s match, we just faced a quality opponent.”Neither team began the first half with much determination. Both teams came out of the gates very flat with a lot of incomplete passes and balls deflected out of bounds.Roughly three minutes into the half, the Frogs amped up the pressure and began to dictate the pace of the half. TCU earned a few good scoring chances with strong play by senior forward Emma Heckendorn, first-year midfielder Yazmeen Ryan and sophomore midfielder Tara Smith, but could not find the back of the net.“In the first 20 minutes, we played well,” Bell said. “We weren’t very dangerous, but we had possession of the ball. In the next 2o minutes, [SMU] played much more aggressively and really took it to us. I think that’s where we lost the game.”The Mustangs broke the tie in the 26th minute off a corner kick. Junior defender Haley Thompson crossed the ball into the box from the right corner to redshirt junior forward Vanessa Valadez, who headed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net past first-year goalkeeper Emily Alvarado.At the half, the Mustangs led the Frogs 1-0. Defense was the name of the game in the first half and both teams finished the half with only one shot on goal.Within the first few minutes of the second half, the Frogs came out with a strong intensity to try to even up the score.  TCU earned a corner kick and a free kick within the first four minutes of the half and had multiple opportunities to score that were intercepted by Mustang defenders and the Mustang’s junior goalkeeper Catie Brown.As the second half continued, neither team was able to find a hole in the opposition’s defense.In the final minute of the match, the Frogs created two corner kicks and a free kick, but still couldn’t break through the strong defensive wall the Mustangs built and held throughout the entire 90 minute match.“The second half was ours,” Bell said. “We had the ball and created a lot of chances, but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.”The SMU Mustangs defeated the Horned Frogs 1-0, even though the Frogs outshot the Mustangs 11-6 in the game, with five shots on goal to SMU’s one. The Mustangs scored on their only shot on goal.Bell praised SMU’s team and gave their defense credit for their strong play on the night.“Credit to SMU for figuring out a game plan to win the game,” Bell said. “They were very strong, nice and steady. We put them under a lot of pressure and they were able to withstand that pressure.”The Frogs will complete the weekend road trip and wrap-up non-conference play Sunday against the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas. The game will kickoff at 1:00 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN3. What to watch during quarantine Frogs can’t overcome early goal and fall in defensive battle Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Facebook Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebooklast_img read more

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Review: Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” brings it on

first_imgReddIt Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Official poster for Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman”. (Photo courtesy of IMDb) Twitter Michelle Carter Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 From Horned Frog to Broadway spark Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Facebook + posts Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft The Class of 1969 marks 50 years Previous articleBanogu, Football pay no attention to preseason accolades ahead of SouthernNext articleSoccer starts fast, finishes strong in 4-0 win over Pittsburgh Michelle Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printSpike Lee’s latest joint, “BlacKkKlansman,” tells the story of how two cops in Colorado Springs successfully infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1970s.John David Washington stars as Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs Police Department’s first African American police officer, who answers an advertisement in the newspaper looking to recruit new members for the KKK. After several phone conversations where he and local leaders exchange ideologies about white America, it is agreed that they should meet in person.Enter Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), Stallworth’s partner, who must learn how to mimic Stallworth’s voice and speech patterns, go undercover, convincingly befriend members of the KKK and publicly deny his Jewish background.This intricate, dangerous and daring story is told so masterfully by Lee; he intersperses moments of tension and urgency with humor, letting his audience in on the craziness while reminding us who the bad guy really is. Performances by Laura Harrier as Black Student Union President Patrice Dumas, Corey Hawkins as Black Panther leader Kwame Ture, Jasper Paakkonen as local KKK leader Felix Kendrickson and Topher Grace as then-grand wizard of the KKK, David Duke, round out a cast of characters who are determined to defend their side while bringing down the other.Lee also shows us how timeless the film is. Audiences will see several characters repeating phrases and attitudes that have been uttered by today’s politicians and white supremacy supporters, especially about how they can make America… great again. By including footage of the 2017 riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, or alternating shots of a Klan meeting with those of a Black Student Union one, we are reminded that not much has changed regarding racial injustices in America. In the least, Lee has given us someone to root for in Stallworth, someone we’d be happy to see win over and over again.Verdict“BlacKkKlansman” is an incredibly entertaining film. Spike Lee has handled a delicate subject poignantly, proving that racial injustices stemming from decades ago are still prevalent today. The film has generated lots of buzz, including a standing ovation for Lee at the Cannes Film Festival, and it wouldn’t be surprising if it’s included in Oscar contention for directing or screenplay.8/10last_img read more

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Pasadena Unified’s Festival Seeks to Help Parents Choose Schools

first_img Make a comment 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Herbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Uncategorized Pasadena Unified’s Festival Seeks to Help Parents Choose Schools From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 2:47 am Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Making the choice on where to send a child to school can be a daunting and stressful task for families.To make this decision a little easier, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is hosting the inaugural First Choice Festival Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the PUSD Education Center, 351 South Hudson Avenue (Corner of Hudson Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard), in Pasadena.The First Choice Festival will be a one stop shop for parents and the community to meet and speak to representatives from every PUSD school. Whether families are considering a PUSD signature program school or simply want to learn more about the campus down the block, this festival is an opportunity to find the best educational fit for each individual family.“I would like to invite residents of Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre to the festival to learn more about their public schools and the exciting programs that are being offered,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. “The First Choice Festival will showcase the multitude of educational options in PUSD, including programs that prepare students with global and enduring skills for the 21st century.”At the festival there will be information and presentations about PUSD signature programs such as Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion, International Baccalaureate, College & Career Pathways, and the district’s new magnet schools (See below for presentation schedule and topics). There will also be activities for kids, information about preschool and afterschool programs, and free immunizations required for students to attend school (for uninsured or Medi-Cal eligible children). Festival attendees can enter a raffle to win a family membership to Kidspace Museum or a full scholarship to the Pasadena Educational Foundation Summer Enrichment Program.The timing of the festival coincides with the district’s Open Enrollment process which runs from January 9-February 6. Open Enrollment is an opportunity for district students to apply to a school other than the one they attended in 2013-2014 or for those enrolling in PUSD for the first time and interested in applying to a school other than their neighborhood school. Staff will be available at the festival to help parents complete the online Open Enrollment application. Open Enrollment applications can also be submitted online at openenrollment.info.Spanish translation will be provided for all presentations. For more information about PUSD schools visit gopusd.com/schoolguide or call (626) 396-3606. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsBuild works for new National Broadband Ireland (NBI) network underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – November 16, 2020 693 Print Twitter Previous articleLimerick Comhairle na nÓg virtual AGMNext articleLimerick Post Show | Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post BUILD works for the new high-speed fibre broadband network being delivered across Ireland as part of the State’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), are underway in parts of Limerick.National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are designing, building and operating the new network in a mapped ‘rollout area’ – where commercial operators have not indicated that they will be providing such services. This includes 544,000 premises and will benefit over one million people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, over 4,000 premises have been surveyed to date and network designs completed to deliver the new Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network there. NBI crews have started initial works for the build in townlands outside Limerick city including Mungret, Patrickswell, Crecora, Castleconnell, Caherconlish and Cratloe.These ‘make ready’ works pave the way for the next stage of deploying fibre on poles/ducts, and include the erection of poles, unblocking of ducts, and the insertion of subduct into existing ducts, for the fibre to be installed.This is the most efficient and economical way for the new network – which will have standard download speeds of 500MB – to be rolled out.In Limerick, there are 21,231 premises in the “Rollout Area”, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and school. This equates to 22% of all premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Limerick will see an investment of €86M in the new high speed fibre network.This will enable e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, and more remote working.Local EmploymentNBI are working with contractors on the build site in Limerick, where over 50 operatives are currently employed. The new network will ‘go live’ in these parts of the county in early 2021.Peter Hendrick NBI Chief Executive Officer, said that real progress is being made in the first year of the National Broadband Plan: “There are 227 deployments areas across Ireland – in every county- that NBI will be delivering this new high-speed fibre broadband network in, across 96% of Ireland’s land mass.“We are currently working closely with retail service providers, and other stakeholders, to connect the first homes in Limerick in early 2021. Speeds of up to 10Gb will be available.“Our mission is to end the digital divide across the country, and high speed broadband access has never been more critical in how we live our lives. Digital connectivity is critical to many of our activities right now, and this new Fibre-to-the-Home network, will be a key enabler for the sustainment of local businesses and communities.”Over 126,000 premises have now been surveyed nationwide, in the eight months since the National Broadband Plan got underway. Build works are also underway for the new NBI network in parts of Cork, Cavan and Galway, with works in Tralee and Wexford set to follow.Phase One Delivery of the National Broadband – Broadband Connections PointsThose living in the rollout area will be able to benefit from high speed connectivity (150Mb) at Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) in the county over the next several months. These facilities – which include GAA clubs, schools, community centres and other public facilities – will provide free access to high speed internet in the rollout area.The public will be able to benefit from this service at locations across the county such as Old School and Glenmore community centres. Further details can be found at https://nbi.ie/bcp-locations/In Limerick, a number of primary schools in the rollout area will also be connected for educational access as part of this initiative including Knockadea NS in Ballylanders, Coolcappa in Ardagh and Mountcollins NS near Abbeyfeale.To check if your premises is in the ‘rollout area’ – or register for updates – log onto www.nbi.ie The lo-call customer contact centre number is 0818 624 624 or email [email protected] WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img Email Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Supreme Court Upholds CCI Order Dismissing Complaints Alleging Anti Competitive Practices By Uber, Ola

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Upholds CCI Order Dismissing Complaints Alleging Anti Competitive Practices By Uber, Ola LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Dec 2020 5:43 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has upheld the order of Competition Commission of India dismissing the complaints alleging cartelization and anti-competitive practices by cab aggregators Uber and Ola.The bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Krishna Murari and KM Joseph however set aside the NCLAT finding that Samir Agrawal, the informant in this case, had no locus standi to move the CCI in…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 upheld the order of Competition Commission of India dismissing the complaints alleging cartelization and anti-competitive practices by cab aggregators Uber and Ola.The bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Krishna Murari and KM Joseph however set aside the NCLAT finding that Samir Agrawal, the informant in this case, had no locus standi to move the CCI in this regard. When the CCI performs inquisitorial, as opposed to adjudicatory functions, the doors of approaching the CCI and the appellate authority, i.e., the NCLAT, must be kept wide open in public interest, so as to subserve the high public purpose of the Act, the bench observed.Samir Agrawal, a legal practitioner, had approached the CCI alleging that the the algorithmic pricing adopted by the aggregators takes away the liberty of individual drivers to compete with each other and thus amounts to price fixing by them in contravention of the provisions of Section 3 of the Act. CCI had held that prices were fixed by the algorithm on the basis of personalized information of riders along with other factors e.g. time of the day, traffic situation, special conditions/events, festival, weekday/weekend which all determine the demand-supply situation.  It was found that there was no agreement or meeting of minds between the drivers and aggregators, and also between drivers inter-se to fix price. The second allegation regarding minimum resale maintenance was rejected on the ground that there was no ‘resale’ in the context of app-based cab services. Read more here. NCLAT, the appellate authority, while dismissing the appeal, had also held that Samir Agrawal had no locus standi.Agrawal, who appeared in person before the Apex Court, contended that  the amendments made in the sections sections 19 and 35 of the Competition Act would show that any person can be an informant who can approach the CCI, as one does not have to be a “consumer” or a “complainant”, which was the position before the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007.Referring to the provisions of the Competition Act, the bench observed that the definition of ‘person’ is very wide and therefore, it is difficult to agree with the impugned judgment of the NCLAT in its narrow construction of section 19 of the Act. It said:A reading of the provisions of the Act and the 2009 Regulations would show that “any person” may provide information to the CCI, which may then act upon it in accordance with the provisions of the Act. In this regard, the definition of “person” in section 2(l) of the Act, set out hereinabove, is an inclusive one and is extremely wide, including individuals of all kinds and every artificial juridical person. This may be contrasted with the definition of “consumer” in section 2(f) of the Act, which makes it clear that only persons who buy goods for consideration, or hire or avail of services for a consideration, are recognised as consumers.A look at section 19(1) of the Act would show that the Act originally provided for the “receipt of a complaint” from any person, consumer or their association, or trade association. This expression was then substituted with the expression “receipt of any information in such manner and” by the 2007 Amendment. This substitution is not without significance. Whereas, a complaint could be filed only from a person who was aggrieved by a particular action, information may be received from any person, obviously whether such person is or is not personally affected. This is for the reason that the proceedings under the Act are proceedings in rem which affect the public interest. That the CCI may inquire into any alleged contravention of the provisions of the Act on its own motion, is also laid down in section 19(1) of the Act. Further, even while exercising suo motu powers, the CCI may receive information from any person and not merely from a person who is aggrieved by the conduct that is alleged to have occurred. This also follows from a reading of section 35 of the Act, in which the earlier expression “complainant or defendant” has been substituted by the expression, “person or an enterprise,” setting out that the informant may appear either in person, or through one or more agents, before the CCI to present the information that he has gathered.The court added that the Act vests powers in the CCI and enables it to act in rem, in public interest.  It said:”Further, it is not without significance that the expressions used in sections 53B and 53T of the Act are “any person”, thereby signifying that all persons who bring to the CCI information of practices that are contrary to the provisions of the Act, could be said to be aggrieved by an adverse order of the CCI in case it refuses to act upon the information supplied. By way of contrast, section 53N(3) speaks of making payment to an applicant as compensation for the loss or damage caused to the applicant as a result of any contravention of the provisions of Chapter II of the Act, having been committed by an enterprise. By this sub-section, clearly, therefore, “any person” who makes an application for compensation, under sub-section (1) of section 53N of the Act, would refer only to persons who have suffered loss or damage, thereby, qualifying the expression “any person” as being a person who has suffered loss or damage. Thus, the preliminary objections against the Informant/Appellant filing Information before the CCI and filing an appeal before the NCLAT are rejected.”Refusing to interfere with the order on merits, the bench disposed the appeal by observing thus:Coming now to the merits, we have already set out the concurrent findings of fact of the CCI and the NCLAT, wherein it has been found that Ola and Uber do not facilitate cartelization or anti-competitive practices between drivers, who are independent individuals, who act independently of each other, so as to attract the application of section 3 of the Act, as has been held by both the CCI and the NCLAT.CASE: SAMIR AGRAWAL  VS. COMPETITION COMMISSION OF INDIA [CIVIL APPEAL NO. 3100 OF 2020]CORAM: Justices RF Nariman, Krishna Murari and KM JosephCOUNSEL: Petitioner in Person, Samir Agrawal, Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi for Uber, Adv Rajshekhar Rao for Ola, ASG Balbir Singh for CCIClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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