Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti

first_img 2015 photographs:  Marcelo Villada, Tessa Donati, Nicola Roman WalbeckPhotographs:  Marcelo Villada, Tessa Donati, Nicola Roman WalbeckSave this picture!© Marcelo VilladaText description provided by the architects. Landscape Solduno is a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the historical centre of Locarno, southern Switzerland. I grew up a few steps from here, in an area of eclectic early 20th century bourgeois mansions and brick condos from the 1960s. Today most of those early-to mid 20th century buildings, have given way to more recent anonymous edifices. The engineer that commissioned us, was persuaded that even in this rather dull context, a distinguished project would not be out of place. We have embraced the idea, cherishing the opportunity to build a modern residential and commercial estate, in tune with the luster of a recent past, and yet merging in the fabric of the neighbourhood. City projects are for us an act of reconciliation, a mediation between past and present. The interpretation of a site, its form and atmosphere.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaThe city and the delta The plot is between two distinct and contrasting fronts. On one side open nature, on the other the city. Facing south the sloping grounds leading to the groves of the Maggia river delta, on the north a busy street with heavy traffic. This is the last lot where two rows of buildings can be inserted on both sides, therefore a transition space. Our concern was to create an open complex, integrating in its design the empty spaces and fronts of the adjacent edifices, in particular the Rino Tami building.Save this picture!Site PlanA neighbourhood We envisioned three buildings: an urban block on via Varenna, and two freestanding minute towers facing the Maggia river and the mountains. The interstices and empty spaces between the buildings, connect the complex to the panorama, Tami’s brick construction and the enclosed gardens of the adjacent buildings.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaPlansTypical floors 3rd floor.The spatial character of the estate was inspired by the few still existing old villas in the area, and the memory of the ones that were demolished. We did set to realise two narrow towers with one flat on each floor, reminiscent of the typology of the villa a piani (villa on floors), characteristic bourgeois apartments in early 20th century Milan. This approach granted river and mountain vistas to the building facing via Varenna, turning a transitional space into a unifying complex.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaSave this picture!Floor PlanTypical floors 4th floor Instead of beginning the project working on the floor plans, we started with the section, planning three varying heights encasing into each other from floor to floor; 2.31 m for the kitchens, 2.62 m for the bedrooms and 2.93 m for the reception rooms. Each flat features varying configurations, both in floor plan and section, creating diversified individual environments. Some reception rooms are facing the internal court, others the river; some are placed inside the conservatory, and others offer studio space facing the delta.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaSave this picture!Floor PlanCross section The fluid spatiality given by a total lack of hallways, allows to live the flat from one pole to the other, fully perceiving from the inside the true dimension of the building. Even the loggias, which were conceived as external space, can be turned into a conservatory in the fashion of old villas. The facades of the buildings facing the river, hint at the articulated interior organisation of space (the modulation in floor plans, spaces and heights) without being its mere photocopy.Save this picture!© Tessa DonatiSave this picture!SectionLongitudinal section Thanks to the rational use of only three window types and dimensions, we achieved an expressive unity, despite the great variety of situations. The urban street facing construction instead, presents a more linear structure in bands, both in floor plan and facade. This was our conceptual response to the street flow, given by the one-way system of via Varenna. Over a fully glazed ground floor, we developed a totally closed street facing prospect, like a monumental screen.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaSave this picture!SectionFacade Concept We wished to use brick to reinforce the link to the adjacent Rino Tami building, but with the help of 21st century technology delivered a contemporary reinterpretation. In collaboration with ROB AG -a ETH spin off responsible for digital programing- and the firm Keller AG from Pfungen, Switzerland, we developed a robot assembled modular facade. The bricks of each module bend inwards or outwards, reminiscent of bossage.Save this picture!© Nicola Roman WalbeckBrick solid bossage elevation “Pixel patchwork“ Super brick blocks reminding of pixels, form the facade’s image. Their scale was chosen carefully to enable combinations adaptable to the proportions of each of the building’s faces. ROB mathematically parameterized the modules for the production, while Keller developed custom bricks in a desert sand shade, using clay from Jura. Applying the randomly generated combination of panels on each of the three building’s faces, we created a brick patchwork regardless of windows and loggias.Save this picture!© Marcelo VilladaCutting the frames in the solid facade From this solid facade we then cut the already planned openings, following a different logic, namely the one determined by the alternation of frames and windows. Being the two processes independent from each other, the resulting facade pattern and relations were totally unpredictable.Save this picture!DetailAssembly drawings with single bricks weaving the panels The firm Keller finally subdivided the various elements in further panels of varying shape and size, following a further montage logic. Among the various panels, there are junction bricks that weave together the patchwork brick layer. Finally the whole facade sits on stainless steel brackets and hooks, a process never explored before.Save this picture!© Tessa Donati3D Bossage elevation simulation study The final appearance has textile ornamental qualities, like fraying fabric where the bricks have been cut to accommodate the openings for the windows. The whole building reminds of a curtain swelling and contracting in the breeze.Save this picture!ElevationConclusion This project was born parallel to Cà Bianca, but they could not differ more. If one thematises the precision of an ordering grid, the other explores the possibilities of imprecision and lack of alignments as expressive potential. The growing economical pressure determines shrinking deadlines, and a compression in construction costs; is also cause of a growing loss in manual accuracy, in spite of highly prized Swiss precision. We turned the adversity of the market situation into a creative tool, assimilating in our design the imprecisions connected with manual skills on the building site. Execution difficulties were to define details and anti-details in the project. Walls, openings and levels are never in alignment. Even the brick encasement is not coplanar, at times protruding over the windows. In fact there is no linear correspondence between interior and exterior. The facade could be considered totally arbitrary, picturesque and mannerist in the style of a decorated shed. The brick grid covers or reveals what lays beneath, disregarding whether plastered wall or window.Cà Bugnada proved that a project undergoing rational developments and logical processes, can produce informal, unanticipated and astonishing results.Project gallerySee allShow lessMonocle 24’s ‘The Urbanist’ Investigates the Role of Fashion in the CityArchitecture NewsTAKENO Nursery / Tadashi Suga ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Solduno, 6600, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeBuzzi ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLocarnoSwitzerlandPublished on September 07, 2015Cite: “Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti” 07 Sep 2015. 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 Switzerland Save this picture!© Marcelo Villada+ 31 Share ArchDaily Architects: Buzzi Architetti Year Completion year of this architecture project Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi ArchitettiSave this projectSaveLe Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetti 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772886/le-stelle-housing-buzzi-architetti Clipboard Le Stelle Housing / Buzzi Architetticenter_img Year:  Apartments Year:  Projects Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772886/le-stelle-housing-buzzi-architetti Clipboard CopyApartments•Locarno, Switzerland “COPY”last_img read more

The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880782/the-house-of-sculptor-jarnuszkiewicz-yh2 Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880782/the-house-of-sculptor-jarnuszkiewicz-yh2 Clipboard Houses Year:  The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2 The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2Save this projectSaveThe House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2 Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Alumilex, Eames, Goodfellow “COPY” CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•East Bolton, Canada Lead Architects: 2013 Loukas Yiacouvakis Architects: YH2 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Canada Photographs Designer:Jacek JarnuszkiewiczStructural Engineer:Rafik MattaCity:East BoltonCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Francis PelletierText description provided by the architects. The house of sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz is a collaborative work between client, sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz and architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis. The process by which this project was conceived follows the guidelines of the surrealist’s exquisite cadaver technique where each designer builds following the work done by the previous one. Each sculptural proposition was debated among ourselves until we finally agreed to express verticality as a strong and clear expression of the given landscape’s essence; a vast land overhanging lake Trousers filled by a chiaroscuro coniferous forest.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierOnce the compositional rules established, the project was developed from the hand of one creator to the other, from volume to plan, from the handling of materials and masses to the upgrowth of interior spaces. The fractioning of masses, the composition of two wood volumes, one light and one dark, the opacity and transparency structural games all make the house unite with nature as well as nature integrate the house.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierThe open plan of the house offers a natural fluidity and continuity between the forest’s ground level and the lower floor of the house, between interior and exterior. The experience offered by the mezzanine on the last floor is completed by a large covered terrace that simultaneously is a wildlife observation tower and a panoramic belvedere opening itself to the mountains and overlooking the lake nearby.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Francis PelletierVertical composition reminiscent of the mature trees surrounding it, the house opens itself to daylight and to the majestic scenery thanks to the large glass facade covering the three floors. At dawn, the surroundings disappear and the house emerges as a sculptural lantern in the heart of the forest. Expressed tectonics where spatial composition overrides functionality, it is a sculptural house in nature.Save this picture!© Francis PelletierSave this picture!Sections A and BSave this picture!© Francis PelletierProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest’s Tallest B…Architecture NewsArchitectural Upcycling: 3 Materials That Turn Trash Into Low-Cost Construction Elem…Articles Share Save this picture!© Francis Pelletier+ 26 Share Projects Photographs:  Francis Pelletier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeYH2 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsEast BoltonCanadaPublished on October 03, 2017Cite: “The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2” 03 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Pub charity raffles ‘illegal’ says law firm

first_img  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Pub charity raffles ‘illegal’ says law firm Tagged with: Gaming Law / policy Raffles Dorset-based charity law specialists JW Law claim that charity raffles in pubs are illegal under current law. Yet this popular method of local fundraising takes place in pubs across the UK and has done so for years.JW Law concluded that a raffle is simply another term for a lottery and the Gambling Act makes it an offence to promote a lottery unless it is either carried out under a Gambling Commission operating licence or is an ‘exempt lottery’. Yet only local authorities and ‘non-commercial societies’ can obtain an operating licence, not pubs. Nor can any of the four types of exempt lottery cover charity pub raffles.When the company raised the issue with the Gambling Commission it was unable to identify which type of legal lottery pub raffles fall under.In practice, the Gambling Commission does not take enforcement action against pubs and similar businesses running these kinds of raffles. But this is not satisfactory in JW Law’s view.As a result, it has petitioned the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to propose a change in the law to allow and regulate these types of raffles. This would help ensure that pub charity raffles are as well regulated as charities’ own fundraising raffles, and that charities can actively encourage pubs and businesses to run raffles for them.Julie Wylie, principal at JW Law, said: “Raffles run by businesses and clubs in aid of charity are a very common and important form of fundraising, especially in these difficult times. So, it’s important that these raffles are recognised and permitted by the law, with thought given to what simple safeguards can be put in place to ensure that an appropriate percentage of funds raised go to the charity which the raffle is held in aid of”.www.jw-law.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 22 September 2010 | News 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

Haitian elections discredited by fraud

first_imgHaiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), in an attempt to silence its critics, opened up a selection of its vote tallies to public inspection. Seventy-eight out of 13,000 were randomly selected and then inspected. One hundred percent of this sample was found to be invalid. (Haiti Sentinel, Dec. 2)The CEP threw out the 78 fraudulent tallies, but still went ahead and decided not to review how they were counted and how the counting was conducted. They declared the vote count “official,” with Jovenel Moïse of the governing Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale (PHTK) coming in first with 33 percent and Jude Célestine, running for the Alternative League for Progress and Haitian Emancipation (LAPEH), second, with 25 percent of the vote.Célestin has endorsed a statement by a group of eight Haitian political parties saying that he will not contest the next round of voting on Dec. 27, but he has not officially withdrawn.The U.S. government invested $30 million in these elections. The European Community sent in teams of observers. Both were quick to accept the results of these elections. What this means is that the imperialist powers support the policies of Martelly’s PHTK government and want to see them continued under Moïse.Martelly has announced that he is taking steps to reinstitute the Haitian army. This instrument of state power will make it easier for the bourgeois rulers to repress and exploit the Haitian people and guarantee “stability.” (Haïti-Liberté, Dec. 2)The Haitian people had a vastly different perspective. They wanted their votes counted fairly. They wanted to run their own country and it was obvious that extensive ballot stuffing and other fraud had been perpetuated to produce favorable results for the PHTK.A U.S. delegation of election monitors from the National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers said the voting arrangements “fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections” and called for an independent investigation. (Haïti-Liberté, Nov. 25)The Haitian people came out in the tens of thousands both in Port-au-Prince and nationwide to protest the CEP and to demand a fair vote. This happened day after day at the call of LAPEH, Fanmi Lavalas and Dessalines Children Platform (Pitit Dessalines), three of the opposition parties.After Martelly resigned, some of the protesters raised a call for a transitional government and completely new elections.In a country where many working people live without electricity or telephone service such massive and frequent demonstrations reflect a deep anger.Both the Catholic hierarchy and the Protestant churches in Haiti called for an independent investigation and examination of the Aug. 9 and Oct. 25 elections.The new U.S. ambassador to Haiti, Peter Mulrean, said he hoped the new Haitian president would be chosen by the ballot box rather than in the streets. He was speaking at a Christmas party held at his private residence. (Radio Metropole, Dec. 6)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Grants promote research in the College of Science and Engineering

first_imgArt, science departments to continue zoo enrichment course printStudents in the College of Science and Engineering will get the opportunity to work on research projects.The Science and Engineering Research Center awarded 26 students with grants of up to $1,500 during the spring semester.Since 2006, the college has funded 351 projects.The grants, awarded every semester, allow undergraduate students to fund their research projects and work one-on-one with professors.“When you have a mentor working with you in the field you are planning to enter, you are able to really thoroughly experience what you are studying,” grant recipient Holly Wright said. “They help you to see ways to apply your major beyond the classroom.”Students have the opportunity to look for solutions to problems through their studies and experiments. They learn how to apply what they learn with actual research.Associate Professor of Psychology Cathy R. Cox is helping four students with their research projects.“Our first goal is to support research in the college,” Cox said. “It’s a nice outlet to teach students hands-on experience of doing study from start to finish.”After students complete their research they are required to present their projects in the Student Research Symposium. The event showcases projects of approximately 300 students. It is held during the spring semester of every school year.During the symposium students present their projects to visitors, faculty members and other students. The event allows visitors to see what the college is doing and what they have available.“We’re not doing it for us, we’re doing it for the students,” Senior Associate Dean Magnus L. Rittby said. “Everything we do that are a benefit to the students, are a benefit to the college.” ReddIt + posts Facebook Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Twitter Boykin, Doctson among 14 football players graduating Saturday Connie Beltran is a senior at TCU majoring in journalism and minoring in French. She covers the College of Education and the College of Science and Engineering for TCU 360. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Students prepping for research symposium Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Connie Beltran Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Linkedin Twitter Connie Beltranhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/connie-beltran/ Students paint bacteria in cross campus learning ReddIt Meghen Goulet, senior student and grant recipient, works on research in lab at TCU. (Connie Beltran) Linkedin Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Facebook Previous articleUniversity Drive construction bothers student residentsNext articleFrog It Forward initiative debuts on campus Connie Beltran RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Egypt: Sinai specialist Ismail Alexandrani completes second year in pre-trial detention

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Better known as Ismail Alexandrani, a pen-name he chose in honour of his home town, the northern city of Alexandria, he is a respected freelance investigative reporter, political scientist and sociologist specializing in the Sinai Peninsula’s Jihadi movements. Arrested at Hurghada airport, in the Red Sea Governorate, on his return from Berlin on 29 November 2015, Alexandrani has been held provisionally ever since. RSF urges the authorities to free him and drop all charges against him. RSF also calls for the release of all journalists who are unjustly detained in Egypt. “The Egyptian authorities must allow local journalists to investigate subjects of public interest even when the authorities regard these subjects as sensitive,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “Detaining a journalist provisionally for two years can only be regarded as an excessive punishment. We call on the authorities to explain the grounds that supposedly justify repeatedly prolonging his pre-trial detention.” Alain Gresh, a French journalist who has met Alexandrani several times and as the editor of the online newspaper Orient XXI and as a journalist at the monthly Le Monde Diplomatique, for which Alexandrani wrote, said: “It was undoubtedly his articles about the Sinai for the international media that prompted his arrest.” The editor of Orient XXI said: “He was a rigorous reporter and extremely well informed, especially about the Sinai where he had many contacts, while the Egyptian authorities tried and still try to prevent any serious reporting emerging from the region.” Alexandrani’s detention has been systematically renewed every 45 days for the past two years, reaching the legal limit for provisional detention in Egypt. He is held on suspicion of publishing false information and belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood but the charges are not definitive because judicial proceedings have not yet been formally initiated against him. “Everyone who knows him has been struck by the inanity of these accusations,” said Youssef el Chazli, a political scientist and PhD student, who points out that Alexandrani’s tens of thousands of Facebook follows are fully aware of “his intellectual and political aversion to Islamist movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood.” Nominated for the RSF Press Freedom Prize in 2016, Alexandrani was an associate researcher at the Arab Reform Initiative in Paris and a guest lecturer at the Wilson Centre in Washington. He also wrote for MadaMasr, Safir Arabi, Al Jazeera English and the Forum for Arab and International Relations. At least 16 journalists are currently detained in connection with their work in Egypt, which is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 1, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of Ismail Al Sayed Mohamed Omar Toufic, a respected Egyptian journalist and researcher who was arrested by the Egyptian authorities exactly two years ago today. RSF_en News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression January 22, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Wilson centre Follow the news on Egypt February 6, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Organisation November 29, 2017 – Updated on November 30, 2017 Egypt: Sinai specialist Ismail Alexandrani completes second year in pre-trial detention to go further Newslast_img read more

Limerick Area Network on Violence Against Women to Mark 16 Days…

first_imgLimerickNewsLimerick Area Network on Violence Against Women to Mark 16 Days of Action OnlineBy Meghann Scully – November 25, 2020 234 WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostViolence Against Women Previous articleGreen TD calls on EPA to abandon plans for virtual oral hearing into plans by Irish Cement to burn waste at Limerick cement factoryNext articleOPINION: Criticism of Johnny Murphy is unfounded and unfair Meghann Scully center_img Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garda’ from Roxboro, staff from agencies working with survivors of domestic violence and UL Hospitals Group staff marking the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women at University Hospital Limerick.THIS year will see Limerick Area Network on Violence Against Women (LAN) move their work to mark the global movement, the 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, online.The 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence takes place every year from November 25th – December 10th. Each year LAN organises a number of educational and awareness raising events to mark the occasion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, due to Covid-19 and restrictions put in place, this year LAN will move their efforts to social media using #16DaysLimerick to raise awareness around its work and to educate the public on how to support a loved one who may be living with domestic violence.Each day, over the 16 Days, LAN member groups, from across a range of statutory and voluntary organisations, will release information on the workings of LAN, educational resources and national supports available to women experiencing domestic violence via their social media platforms using #16DaysLimerick. LAN are asking members of the public to help share this information on social media to ensure it has as wide a reach as possible.LAN hope that by circulating this information online not only will it educate the general public around how to support a loved one they fear might be in a violent situation, but cruitally, they want to let the women of Limerick know that there are numerous local and national supports available to them if they are living with domestic violence.LAN Chairperson and Executive Director of Rape Crisis Midwest, said, “While we are disappointed we cannot meet in person this year to mark the 16 Days of Action, we are delighted that we can carryout this important awareness raising campaign online and we would encourage the public to engage with the #16DaysLimerick posts on social media as they may end up being a lifeline for someone they know and love.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Become Like ‘Chanakya’ To Nip Drug Peddling Menace: Karnataka HC To NCB [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesBecome Like ‘Chanakya’ To Nip Drug Peddling Menace: Karnataka HC To NCB [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber25 Sep 2020 4:11 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has said it is high time that officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) take proper steps and become “Chanakya” to nip from the bed from grass root level to tackle the menace of drugs peddling. Justice B A Patil while quashing a case registered under provision of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, against 23-year-old Abdul Aleem said “I…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 Karnataka High Court has said it is high time that officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) take proper steps and become “Chanakya” to nip from the bed from grass root level to tackle the menace of drugs peddling. Justice B A Patil while quashing a case registered under provision of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, against 23-year-old Abdul Aleem said “I am conscious of the fact that nowadays cases of high profile drug peddling are increasing and such circulation is also increasing. I am also conscious of the fact that it has got a serious effect in the society particularly, harming the younger generation, the college going children, it promotes crimes, easy money and it affects the life of youngsters who are the future of this country, they will be much affected. The said menace has to be removed from root level like “Chanakya” who removed the grass by taking it as a challenge.” Earlier, a Coordinate Bench of the court heard the matter and vide order dated 14.12.2016 allowed the petition and proceedings initiated in the special case had been quashed. Subsequently, an application came to be filed by the respondent (NCB) to recall the order dated which was allowed by order dated August 22, 2017. Following which the accused preferred a fresh petition for quashing the case while the trial before the special court was ongoing. Prosecution case: As per the prosecution case, the Intelligence Officers of NCB received credible information that on 27.08.2013 the petitioner/accused was carrying ganja or cannabis, while travelling in a car. The said vehicle has been intercepted by the officials of NCB and on search of the car they found a white colored bag containing dried leaves dark brown in color and the same is claimed to be ganja, which was seized by drawing a mahazar. The said ganja was weighing about 15.552kgs and after investigation, the charge sheet has been filed. The accused was arrested under Section 8(c) r/w Sections 20(b), 28, 29 & 32B(d) of NDPS Act. Petitioners Arguments: Senior Advocate HASHMATH PASHA, appearing for the petitioner contended that “The panchnama which has been produced clearly goes to show that the articles seized from the car contained dried leaves dark brown in color and the same is not the ganja as defined in the NDPS Act.” Further, he said that the Superintendent of NCB was examined during the trial and during the cross examination he has clearly admitted that he has not gone personally to the spot and on perusal of the seized articles, it was containing the dried leaves of ganja.” Pasha also relied on Section 2(iii)(b) of the NDPS Act, to contend that the said thing must contain flowering or fruiting tops of the cannabis plant (excluding the seeds and leaves when not accompanied by the tops). If it only leaves, then no offence has been committed by the petitioner/accused No.1 under the NDPS Act. He also plucked holes in the Chemical Analysis report by arguing that even if the said content contains ganja, the proper weighing of the said material is also very much necessary in order to determine whether it is small quantity, intermediate, or commercial quantity. To assess this, proper weighment has to be done, which is absent in the present case. Prosecution Arguments: Special Public Prosecutor H. Mallan Goud opposed the plea on the grounds that “Already the charge sheet has been filed after full investigation and some of the witnesses have been examined before the court, the remaining witnesses have to be examined to substantiate the case of the prosecution. If the remaining witnesses are to be examined, the fact is going to be proved by the respondent and if at this juncture, the power if it is exercised, it is nothing but an illegal exercise of power to quash the proceedings.” Court Observed: Justice Patil noted “When the contents of the complaint is looked into, that itself says that the seized material is only dried leaves dark brown in color. Be that as it may. Subsequently, PW2 (Superintendent) came to be examined before the Court and during the course of cross-examination he has clearly admitted that the said article is only dried leaves and material which has been seized is considered to be dried leaves. Then under such circumstances, the FSL report which has been produced is not acceptable.” It added “There is a material contradiction to the contents of complaint, evidence of PW-2 and FSL report. If really, the seized article was containing the article which has been mentioned in the FSL report like the greenish brown plant part like leaves, seeds, flowers tops etc., under such circumstances, definitely, the same could have been mentioned in the contents of the complaint and evidence of PW-2.” Following the contradiction in the evidence the court said the continuation of the criminal case would be a judicial waste of time. It observed “When the entire material is analyzed and if the said quantity of the article which has been seized is not considered to be Ganja within the definition then under such circumstances, I am of the considered opinion that the continuation of the proceedings before the Court below is nothing but it is abuse of process of law. Though it is contended by the learned counsel for the respondent that the prosecution has to examine many more witnesses to substantiate its case but the documents produced itself clearly points out the seized article is only dried leaves brown in color then under such circumstances, any quantity of the evidence which is going to be produced orally is not going to help the case of the prosecution in any manner, it is nothing but waste of the valuable judicial time.” The bench concluded by saying “There is a trend of inculcation of drugs, ganja and other such things in the society by various transactions and it has created menace in the society and such things are to be dealt with iron hands and they could not be spared even for a while. However, in the absence of any legal material, this Court will be helpless only to pass the present order. Accordingly it ordered “In that light, on perusal of the material produced it indicates that the said seized articles do not fit within the definition of the NDPS Act. Under such circumstances, the same has to be quashed.” Case Details: Case Title: ABDUL ALEEM, And THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER, NARCOTIC CONTROL BUREAU, Case No: CRIMINAL PETITION NO.9319/2016 Date of Judgment: 15 SEPTEMBER, 2020. Coram: Justice B A Patil. Appearance: Sr Advocate HASHMATH PASHA, for petitioner , Special Public Prosecutor H. Mallan Goud, for respondents.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Widespread severe weather expected from Texas to Virginia

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe weather this weekend brought more than 100 damaging storm reports from western Texas to the mid-Atlantic. Storms are expected to continue in the eastern U.S. for the next few days.Winds of more than 60 mph produced damage in Pennsylvania Sunday, uprooting trees and destroying some buildings. Meanwhile, hail the size of baseballs covered the ground in Texas Panhandle. Earlier this morning, an EF-0 tornado, with winds up to 80 mph tore through Palm Beach County, Florida.A stormy pattern from the Great Plains to the Northeast will continue for the next couple of days as a stalled frontal boundary remains in place. Several atmospheric impulses will move along this frontal boundary over the next two days increasing the chance for severe thunderstorms.A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of the Mid-Atlantic, including Washington, D.C., and Baltimore through 9 p.m. EDT. Strong to severe storms will quickly evolve into a squall line that will progress east, then southeast, across the Central Appalachians toward the Chesapeake Bay. Widespread damaging wind gusts of up to 75 mph will be the primary hazard with this line of storms. Isolated large hail or a brief tornado is also possible, but the threat is lower. A severe thunderstorm watch has also been issued for parts of Kansas and Missouri, including Wichita, Kansas City and St. Louis through 10 p.m. CDT. Primary threats will be scattered storms capable of severe wind gusts and large hail.Forty-eight million Americans are in the severe storm zone tonight from Texas to Virginia, including cities such as D.C., Baltimore, Chicago and Kansas City. Severe storms are possible Monday across this area. A few strong winds gusts, isolated large hail and flash flooding are all possible. The tornado threat is pretty low, but can’t be ruled out any time there is a severe weather threat.On Tuesday, more severe storms are expected for the Northeast. This includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and into Southern New England in the afternoon and evening. Again, the main threat with these storms will be damaging wind gusts, with the highest probability of widespread wind damage in the Hudson Valley and southern New England, where an enhanced risk has been issued for Tuesday.Watching the tropicsEven though the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season is not until June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for possible development into subtropical or tropical cyclone over the next several days.An area of low pressure developed southwest of the Florida Panhandle on Monday morning, bringing heavy rain to the central and southern parts of the state. Gusty winds, localized flash flooding and lightning are expected Monday in the state.Over the next several days, this low pressure will slowly drift north through the eastern Gulf of Mexico and continue to bring heavy rain to Florida, as well as most of the Southeast by Tuesday and Wednesday.A wide area of 2 to 4 inches of rain is forecast through Thursday for most of eastern Florida with localized areas getting more than 4 inches of rain. Flash flooding is possible.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Remains of National Guard soldier and Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan to arrive in US

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The remains of a National Guard soldier and Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan over the weekend are expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday, according to the Department of Defense.Maj. Brent R. Taylor, 39, who was killed during an insider attack in Kabul on Saturday, was the mayor of North Ogden, a husband, and a father to seven young children.He served the Utah Army National Guard based out of Joint Force Headquarters in Draper, Utah, and had completed two combat tours in Iraq, serving as a convoy security commander and then as an adviser to an Iraqi national intelligence agency, according to the biography on the North Ogden city website. A dignified transfer of Taylor’s remains is expected to take place early Tuesday morning at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Department of Defense spokesperson Col. Rob Manning told reporters on Monday.One other American service member who was wounded in the attack is currently undergoing medical treatment but in stable condition, according to a NATO statement.Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch tweeted a photo with Taylor on Saturday, calling the soldier “a hero, a patriot, a wonderful father, and a dear friend.”Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement he was “heartbroken at the news” and felt “completely humbled by the service and the ultimate sacrifice offered by this brave and selfless soldier.”“The entire Herbert family mourns with this soldier’s family and we pray that their burdens may be lifted, and that the hearts of all Utahns will reach out to comfort them in their grief,” the statement read.In his final Facebook post on Oct. 28, Taylor encouraged everyone to vote and all for unity.“As the USA gets ready to vote in our own election next week, I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote. And that whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us. “United we stand, divided we fall.” God Bless America,” he wrote.Taylor was elected mayor of North Ogden in 2013 after serving on the City Council since 2009. He held a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah, according to the North Ogden city website. He was a current Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in International Relations.The roughly 17,000 residents of North Ogden are mourning the loss of their city’s mayor — the city government writing in a statement posted to its website that Taylor had “a profound influence on this community.”“He was the best of men with the ability to see potential and possibility in everything around him,” the statement said. “We feel blessed to have had him as our mayor.”“He had a great love and vision for this community,” it added. “He was patriotic to the core and a shining example of what an American politician should be. We are grateful for his service to both our city and our country. His loss will be felt for years to come.”Three Afghan insider attacks in three weeksTaylor’s death marks the third insider attack in Afghanistan in the last three weeks.On Oct. 18, a member of the Afghan forces targeted prominent U.S. and Afghan generals in Kandahar, killing the province’s well-known police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, and wounding U.S. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley who was later transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Also present during the chaotic attack was the top U.S. general in command of all U.S. troops in Afghanistan who escaped unharmed.The event has “deeply shaken the relationship between Afghan and American forces,” according to a New York Times investigation into the deadly insider attack.Just four days later, a Czech soldier was killed and two others were wounded during another insider attack in Herat Province in western Afghanistan.The number of insider attacks in Afghanistan peaked at 61 in 2012 but had become rarer after the U.S. military instituted security safeguards to protect American troops.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more