District’s efforts save 3.5 million gallons of water per day

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleOn This Day: First Indy 500 is RunNext articleConflict: The bright and gloomy future of Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear center_img 1 COMMENT Between 2014 and 2016 the St. Johns River Water Management District has realized a net decrease in permitted groundwater of approximately 3.5 million gallons of water per day (MGD). The reduction is a result of several factors but primarily changes in demonstrated need by permit holders.“We are charged with ensuring sustainable use of Florida’s water and we work to ensure the permitted amount reflects only what’s needed,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We are committed to a permitting process that protects our water supply, promotes water conservation and allows Florida businesses to continue to thrive.”The district renews, modifies or issues about 190 consumptive use permits annually. Reductions usually occur during the permit renewal or the permit modification process.While water conservation efforts are included in permit requirements, the district encourages permittees to improve efficiencies that further reduce their need for water.Groundwater withdrawals can result in unacceptable impacts, such as drying out wetlands, reducing spring flows, lowering lake levels and degrading groundwater quality from saltwater intrusion. The district’s regulatory program works to ensure these impacts do not occur. Consumptive use permits typically allow water to be withdrawn from ground­water or surface water for reasonable-beneficial uses in a manner that does not inter­fere with other existing legal water uses and protects water resources from harm.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply May 31, 2017 at 10:00 am Sunny Good news however, the cities need to be mindful of all of the new homes being constructed and allowing builders to build on zero lot sizes. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Seremaia Burotu red carded for huge tackle against Samoa

first_imgWednesday Feb 9, 2011 Seremaia Burotu red carded for huge tackle against Samoa You saw the highlights of the final of the fantastic Wellington Sevens yesterday, so heres another clip from the tournament, this time of a huge hit that unfortunately ended in a red card for Fijis Seremaia Burotu.Fiji and Samoa met in the Cup quarter final, with Samoa coming out 12-5 eventual winners, helped in some respects by the sending off of Burotu, their leading try scorer.The hit on Afa Aiono, who had actually scored both of Samoas first half tries, went wrong after initially being a good, solid tackle. The lifting and tipping motion ended things for him though, with referee Stuart Berry having little option but to red card the Fijian vice captain.He missed the subsequent plate semifinal and final, and picked up a three match suspension when later sitting through a disciplinary hearing. That was reduced to two after an appeal, and the fact that hes missed the two games already means that hes free to appear at this weekends Las Vegas Sevens, the USA leg of the World Series.“The 7s team management sat with the International Rugby Board Judicial where he was dished a two-match ban. This, he has already served so he should be able to play this weekend,” said Fijian staff member Talemo Waqa.Unfortunately this type of hit is dangerous and while initially it was an impressive show of timing, technique, and strength, you just can’t get away with that these days. :: Related Posts :: New Zealand beat England to win the Wellington Sevens Classic Encounter – Wellington Sevens Final 2008 Fantastic party atmosphere at the Wellington Sevens Time: 01:44ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Turkey invades Syria to save U.S. war

first_imgJan. 27 — While shelling the Syrian Democratic Forces-occupied Afrin district in Syria, Turkey announced Jan. 19 the beginning of “Operation Olive Branch.” This ironically named operation is an open-ended aggression on Syrian territory with broad aims to take land from the U.S.-backed SDF. Turkey claims the SDF, and their leading Kurdish force the People’s Protection Units or YPG, pose an existential threat to Turkish national security.The shelling was followed by airstrikes and an invasion of anti-government contras/mercenaries with the support of Turkey’s military. More SDF-occupied areas have reportedly been shelled in various parts of Northern Syria. Reports vary heavily on the scale and success of this operation so far.Operation Olive Branch has been a long time coming. Turkey has raised so-called national security threats for years. January’s aggression was preceded by and built off of Operation Euphrates Shield in the neighboring Azaz and Al-Bab districts of Aleppo province in 2016. Turkey used a parallel strategy then, with the Turkish armed forces operating as an auxiliary force to the contras it was backing.Turkey seized land from Daesh, which it occupies to this day. It appears that Turkey seeks to merge these areas into a contra-occupied protectorate across swaths of Northern Syria. This is NATO’s new strategy to rescue the nearly defeated counterrevolutionary forces they have relied on to wage war against Syria. It also serves to buy time for longterm maneuvering in the region and to prolong the war, further destroying Syria.The statements out of Syria and its primary ally Iran confirm this perspective. Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad said in an official statement, “The brutal Turkish aggression on the Syrian town of Afrin cannot be separated from the Turkish regime’s policy from the first day of Syria’s crisis, which was essentially built on supporting terrorism and terrorist organizations, whatever their names.” (presstv.com, Jan. 21)Bahram Qassemi, a spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, underlined that the “continued crisis in Afrin can strengthen the Takfiri-terrorist groups in Northern Syria again and will ignite again the fire of war and destruction in the country.” (farsnews.com, Jan. 21)Junior partner to U.S. imperialismOn the surface, Turkey’s escalating aggression in Syria is being portrayed by the bourgeois press, as well as Turkish and U.S. government officials, as a “contradiction” because of U.S. strategic support for the SDF.A lot of fuss was made over U.S. statements that it was creating a 30,000-strong “border security force” comprised of the SDF in Syria. Turkey condemned the plan and the U.S. publicly backpedaled on this supposed strategy. (washingtonpost.com, Jan. 18)It is impossible to believe the U.S. couldn’t foresee the action by Turkey; the original Pentagon statements were utilized by Turkey as the primary pretext for Operation Olive Branch. The reality is that the U.S. greenlit this operation and has done nothing to prevent it from going forward. The U.S. was consulted before Turkey advanced.Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated, “Turkey was candid. They warned us before they launched the aircraft they were going to do it in consultation with us, and we are working now on the way ahead through the ministry of foreign affairs.” Mattis also said Turkey “is the only NATO country with an active insurgency inside its borders, and Turkey has legitimate security concerns.” (dailymaverick.co.za, Jan. 21)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also defended Turkey’s actions. “We recognize and fully appreciate Turkey’s legitimate right to protect its own citizens from terrorist elements that may be launching attacks against Turkish citizens and Turkish soil from Syria.” He also denied the notion that the U.S. would do anything to stop Turkey. “I don’t think you’re going to find two NATO allies facing off at all,” said Tillerson. (CNN, Jan. 22)Also on CNN, Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway said senior U.S. defense officials were in Ankara to discuss security matters, including the situation in Northern Syria. “I can confirm that senior leaders from the Department of Defense are fully engaged in working with their Turkish counterparts to de-escalate tensions along the Turkish-Syrian border and to ensure that operations to defeat ISIS [the Islamic State group] continue without interruption,” said the Pentagon spokesperson.U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert also stated, “We urge Turkey to exercise restraint and ensure that its military operations remain limited in scope and duration and scrupulous to avoid civilian casualties.” (Reuters, Jan. 20)This is the same mode of operation Washington has used time and again to absolve itself of complicity in the actions of U.S. allies in the region, whether Turkey or Israel.The notion that U.S. support for the SDF poses a security threat to Turkey because of the YPG affiliation with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is entirely disingenuous. The PKK is the only Kurdish force genuinely challenging NATO hegemony by actively resisting Turkey. Even if the YPG had the resources and desire to support them materially, their dependence on the U.S. stops them from doing so.Thousands of U.S. soldiers embedded with the YPG, special forces, intelligence operatives and advisors would not permit the possibility of a genuine insurgency in their NATO ally to become a real security threat.U.S. and NATO, hands off Syria!Operation Olive Branch, given tacit support by the U.S., represents the culmination of the U.S. and NATO’s revised strategy to partition Syria since the Russian intervention spelled the defeat of their main contra-army Daesh.Faced with this development, the U.S. has focused on providing support to the SDF/YPG/YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) forces as their primary proxies in their war against Syria. The SDF have gained massive tracts of land that they have handed off so the U.S. can build air bases, providing solid footing for further imperialist excursions.The U.S. effectively used the SDF to keep Daesh land out of the hands of the Syrian state and allied forces. Considering Turkey was (and perhaps still is) a main backer and coordinator of Daesh, the U.S. likely planned this with their NATO ally’s consent.The SDF/YPG was never a solid basis for permanent U.S. occupation of Syria. Kurdish separatism has historically been much weaker in Syria than inside Turkey, Iraq and Iran. Syria has the smallest Kurdish population of these countries, which many Kurds believe contain pieces of Kurdistan.With the absolute failure of a Kurdish independence bid in Iraq last year, the momentum was missing for anything similar to develop in Syria. The YPG and their allies in the SDF, especially following the near defeat of Daesh in 2017, were more than likely to negotiate a path of reconciliation with the Syrian state, perhaps pushing for some framework of autonomy in territory they occupy. It seems the main reason they prolonged this process was a false confidence instilled in them by Washington. U.S. assurances that they would be protected and strengthened had them fooled until they were handed to Turkey on a silver platter.Even preceding Operation Olive Branch, the Foreign Deputy Minister of Syria Faisal Mekdad stated Jan. 15 that Turkey must end its aggression and violation against Syrian sovereignty. Regarding the Kurdish forces, Mekdad said, “We believe that it is those Kurds who act in the interests of the U.S. who open the door to the Turkish forces. We can declare that those who oppose the homeland and its interests become accessories to the enemies of Syria and the Syrian people.” (ijc.ir)In contrast to this, Mekdad highlighted that “the majority of Kurds are patriots of Syria” and that the Syrian Arab Army would be willing to enter a military alliance with the SDF to cooperatively counter Turkish aggression. So far, no such alliance has materialized. (sputniknews.com, Jan. 15)The primary task of all people who oppose imperialism and support Syrian sovereignty is to oppose Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch as part of NATO’s plot to prolong the destruction of Syria. As Syria itself has stated countless times, all foreign aggression and unwarranted intervention must cease.NATO out of Syria! U.S. out of the Middle East!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Kurdish blogger Kamal Hussein Sheikou arrested

first_img Organisation The Kurdish blogger Kamal Hussein Sheikou, the author of many articles on the All4syria website, was arrested during a demonstration outside the interior ministry in Damascus just two days after being freed on bail. He was held on the same charges as those on which he was arrested on 23 June 2010, trying to enter Lebanon using his brother’s passport (http://en.rsf.org/syrie-growing-crackdown-on-journalists-01-07-2010,3785…). He was released again on 10 May on 5,000 Syrian pounds (73 euros) in bail, only to be re-arrested during a demonstration on 20 May and held for two days. RSF_en March 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Kurdish blogger Kamal Hussein Sheikou arrestedcenter_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

AFGHANISTAN : At least 9 journalists killed, 6 wounded in Kabul blasts

first_img News News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceUnited NationsJihadism Organisation Help by sharing this information According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), at least nine journalists were killed and six others were badly injured in a double suicide bombing this morning in Kabul, in which the second explosion deliberately targeted reporters. It was the deadliest attack on the media since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. In all, at least 25 people were killed by the two explosions in the central Kabul district of Shash Darak. All the journalists were less than 30 years old. Islamic State issued a statement shortly afterwards claiming responsibility. “We know that the Afghan government is involved in protecting journalists but it must continue its efforts to provide security and training,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We have formally referred this case to the United Nations secretary-general. It is high time that the UN send a strong signal to the international community and to local protagonists by appointing a Special Representative for the protection of journalists.” The two bombs were set off at a street checkpoint near the headquarters of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency. The victims of the first of the two explosions, at around 8:30 a.m., were mostly ordinary civilians. The second bomb was set off half an hour later, after reporters had arrived at the scene. The second blast killed ToloNews cameraman Yar Mohammad Tokhi, three Radio Azadai (Radio Free Europe) journalists (Ebadollah Hananzi, Sabvon Kakeker and Maharam Darani), two TV1 cameramen (Ghazi Rasoli and Norozali Rajabi, aka Khamoush), AFP photographer Shah Marai Fezi, Mashal TV reporter Salim Talash and Mashal TV cameraman Ali Salimi. The journalists who were badly injured included Naser Hashemi of Al Jazeera, Omar Soltani of Reuters, Ahmadshah Azimi of Nedai Aghah, Ayar Amar of the weekly Vahdat Mili and Davod Ghisanai of the privately-owned TV channel Mivand. Today’s bombing killed more journalists than any other single attack since the fall of the Taliban government in December 2001. A suicide car bombing in January 2016 targeting a Tolo TV minibus killed seven of the privately-owned TV channel’s employees. According to RSF’s tally, a total of 34 journalists and media workers have been killed since the start of 2016 in attacks by Islamic State and the Taliban, which are both on RSF’s list of press freedom predators. RSF offers its condolences to the families and colleagues of the victims of today’s double-bombing. RSF has published Pashto and Persian-language versions of the new edition of its Safety Guide for Journalists,Safety Guide for Journalists, which is intended for reporters operating in troubled regions. The guide was produced in partnership with UNESCO. Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceUnited NationsJihadism to go further Receive email alerts News April 30, 2018 – Updated on May 2, 2018 AFGHANISTAN : At least 9 journalists killed, 6 wounded in Kabul blasts Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Nordson Corporation Announces Earnings Release and Webcast for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021

first_img WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today announced it will release first quarter fiscal year 2021 earnings on Monday, February 22, 2021 after the close of the market. Nordson will host its quarterly webcast on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp February 23, 2021 By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Date: Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Nordson Corporation Announces Earnings Release and Webcast for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Pinterest Listen via Internet: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2947661/E19DC53D79BCD0D7F54175FE0CA1E452 Investors who are interested in listening to the webcast, but are not able to participate during the scheduled time, can access the replay by visiting Nordson’s website www.nordson.com/investors. The webcast will be archived until Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used to dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces. These products are supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in nearly 40 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson—Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005146/en/ CONTACT: Lara Mahoney Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations 440.204.9985 [email protected] KEYWORD: OHIO UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PACKAGING ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Nordson Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005146/en Time: Previous articleSchneider National, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 ResultsNext articleScent Just Got Smarter with New Febreze Fade Defy PLUG™ Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Twitter 8:30 AM ETlast_img read more

GP concerned HSE may close Carndonagh Community Hospital

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – January 25, 2012 WhatsApp GP concerned HSE may close Carndonagh Community Hospital Newsx Adverts Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twittercenter_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan abducted and shot in DerryNext articlePringle questions administration of Swilly oyster licences News Highland A public meeting is being held over fears that Carndonagh Community Hospital faces closure as part of the HSE’s cost cutting measures.The facility has 30 patients and recently had its number of beds reduced with concern locally that the hospital may now be closed altogether.It is argued that the hospital provides key services for locals and eases pressure on Letterkenny General Hospital as it provides a step down service.Dr John Madden is a GP in Carndonagh – Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show he said it is crucial the hospital remains open:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jmadden.mp3[/podcast]The meeting takes place in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh on Friday evneing at 8 o’clock Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Understanding The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991

first_imgColumnsUnderstanding The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 Mudit Maheshwari24 May 2020 9:56 PMShare This – xThe Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 (“Act”) was enacted after the outbreak of Bhopal Gas Leak, to provide immediate relief to persons affected by an accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance. The Act came into force from 01.04.1991. Section 3 of the Act incorporates the principle of “Absolute Liability” or payment of compensation on “No-Fault Basis”. The Owner…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 Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 (“Act”) was enacted after the outbreak of Bhopal Gas Leak, to provide immediate relief to persons affected by an accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance. The Act came into force from 01.04.1991. Section 3 of the Act incorporates the principle of “Absolute Liability” or payment of compensation on “No-Fault Basis”. The Owner is liable to pay compensation to the Claimant for Death, Damage, or Injury. The amount of compensation required to be paid by the Owner is specified in Schedule of the Act. The maximum amount of compensation in the case of Fatal Accident is Rs. 25,000/- which is in addition to the reimbursement of medical expenses up to Rs. 12,500/-. For claiming compensation prescribed in the Schedule, the Claimant would be required to make an application to the Collector, having jurisdiction over the area in which the accident had taken place, within 5 years from the date of incident/accident.[1] The Claimant is not required to plead and establish that the death, injury or damage was on account of wrongful act, negligence or default of any person.[2] Upon receipt of the Application, the Collector would be required to conduct an inquiry and thereafter pass an Award after providing an opportunity of hearing to the Owner.[3] The Claimant’s right to claim relief under this Act is in addition to any other right to claim compensation under any other law for the time being in force. However, in case, the Owner is also directed to pay compensation under any other law, the Owner would be entitled to adjust the compensation already paid under this Act.[4] The compensation under this Act can be claimed only when the Owner is dealing with a Hazardous Substance. Under the Act, “hazardous substance” means any substance or preparation which is defined as hazardous substance under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), and exceeding such quantity as may be specified, by notification, by the Central Government”[5]. A bare perusal of this definition would make it abundantly clear that only if the substance or preparation is defined as hazardous substance under the Environment Protection Act, 1986, then only it will be considered as Hazardous Substance for this Act. But what happens when an accident has taken place and there was no notification w.r.t. to the substance of the Industry being declared as Hazardous Substance by the Central Government. Can the Collector deny granting immediate relief under this Act in absence of the notification by the Central Government? The High Court of M.P.[6] while dealing with the question of whether Electricity is a “Hazardous Substance” or not in absence of any notification by the Central Government. The Court conjointly read the definition of Hazardous Substance under this Act and the Environment Protection Act and concluded that a thing/material/substance, which is known as intensely hazardous, then it has to be treated as a hazardous substance to effectuate the purposes for the enactment of the Public Liability Insurance Act and therefore, the issuance of notification by the Central Government is not sine-qua-non to make a substance hazardous. The High Court further observed that some articles may not be hazardous in small quantities and these articles have to be notified as Hazardous over a certain quantity and for this purpose notification is required to be issued by the Central Government. To come to this conclusion the Court relied upon the judgment delivered by the Allahabad High Court[7] wherein it was observed that the Notification can only narrow down the scope of Hazardous Substance defined in the Environment Protection Act, and if the substances are not specified in the notification they will be regarded as Hazardous Substance if they come within the definition of Hazardous Substance under the Environment Protection Act. The Court concluded that Electricity is a Hazardous substance irrespective of the quantity. Owner under the Act is defined as “a person who owns, or has control over handling, any hazardous substance at the time of accident and includes,— (i) in the case of firm, any of its partners; (ii) in the case of an association, any of its members; and (iii) in the case of a company, any of its directors, managers, secretaries or other officers who is directly in charge of, and is responsible to, the company for the conduct of the business of the company;”.[8] The Act also defined the term handling which “in relation to any hazardous substance, means the manufacture, processing, treatment, package, storage, transportation by vehicle, use, collection, destruction, conversion, offering for sale, transfer or the like of such hazardous substance”[9]. Thus, the “owner” not only means a person who owns but also who has control over handling any hazardous substance at the time of the accident.[10] The Owner is required to take out insurance policies against liability to give relief under Section 3 of the Act[11] and comply with the directions issued by the Central Government w.r.t. handling of Hazardous Substance.[12] Failing which, the owner may be imprisonment for a term not less than one year and six months but which may extend to six years, or with a fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees, or both.[13] Thus, once a claimant can establish that the substance or material is hazardous as per the definition of Hazardous Substance under the Environment Protection Act, then the Claimant would be entitled to payment of compensation under this Act from the person was owning or was having control over the handling of the Hazardous Substance at the time of the Accident. Views Are Personal Only. [1] Section 6 [2] Section 3(2) [3] Section 7 [4] Section 8 [5] Section 2(d) [6] M.P. Electricity Board v/s Collector Mandla, 2002 SCC Online MP 352: AIR 2003 MP 156 [7] U.P. State Electricity Board v. District Magistrate Dehradun, 1997 SCC OnLine All 103: AIR 1998 All 1 [8] Section 2(g) [9] Section 2(c) [10] Meena Jain v. State of M.P. (W.P. No. 25994/2018 – High Court of M.P., Bench at Indore) [11] Section 4 [12] Section 12 [13] Section 14 Next Storylast_img read more

More than buildings: Local developer Mack Travis reflects on 50 years

first_imgToday, the firm lives on through his son Frost and son-in-law Chris Hyde, as Travis Hyde Properties. Travis, 76, settled into a stuffed armchair as the Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s Gary Ferguson took a seat beside him and introduced the pair to the audience. Rather than a long-winded speech, the idea was to conduct an interview, based largely off of Mack Travis’s recent book, “Shaping a City: Ithaca, New York, a Developer’s Perspective,” but also to give Travis a chance to reflect on his achievements, setbacks and experiences in the city of gorges. The first business recruited, after an open house, was the Lost Dog Cafe at 106 South Cayuga Street. The BID hasn’t been without its ups and downs, often dealing with threats and risks of businesses moving or closing in Downtown Ithaca, as well as broader economic concerns.  When a suburban property can offer lower taxes, newer commercial space or acres of parking just outside the front door, it can be hard to compete. Travis, however, comes from a different time. Ithaca was not desirable when he started his business in 1977, after washing out of acting in New York and taking a teaching position at Ithaca College. Ithaca was his new stage, albeit a shabby one. As fortune would have it, Ithaca’s city officials, staff and businessmen were ahead of the curve with their encouragement for downtown development, and the BID was a representation of that. As other communities have only just begun to see the potential in their urban centers, Ithaca’s core has strengthened, with revitalized historic structures and new ones to accommodate the growing community. The Commons was no longer an act of desperation, or a boondoggle; as the New York Times put it, Ithaca remade the traditional town square, and became a darling of Best Places to Live lists. New to the business, Travis started off small; Ithaca Rentals and Renovations first focused on existing homes, starting with a large one-family Victorian on North Aurora that he converted into a two-family home for a rental unit and his family’s residence. From there, he grew as his income allowed and as opportunities came up. In addition to a number of older homes, Travis, with his father coming on as a partner, developed Ravenwood on Lake Street in 1981, built the curved and somewhat controversial Eddygate Building in Collegetown in 1987, and performed a gut renovation of 407 College Avenue, which he would later redevelop after a restaurant fire destroyed the building in 1998. After student housing came big downtown renovations, with Westminster hall in 1989, and the Cayuga Apartments in 1990. “In New York, I had written in crayon on our wall, ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’, and that’s sorta been the approach I’ve taken. I think creating some nothing, and having the courage, that we all have somewhere down in us…to strike out and to do what your greatest challenge, is what I’ve done,” Travis said. This first wave of development brought over $150 million in new investment into Downtown Ithaca, Travis stated. Even more would come to be with the second wave underway now, with an increasing interest from those unfamiliar with the city’s quirks (for better or worse). This has not been without its issues, and Travis acknowledged as such when asked by an audience member complained about the ugliness of the City Centre building and other new projects. Some new builds could use refinement, and the city now has a Design Review Board and guidelines in place. Housing affordability has increasingly become an issue, something that Ithaca and Tompkins County are making a concerted effort to address. Lastly, it’s a changing face for a venerable college town, and change always seems to happen with some worry and hesitation. In the meanwhile, the BID continues, now working on its 2030 Strategic Plan, and working with developers and business owners to keep downtown active and inviting. Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall Brian Crandall According to Travis, it was Ferguson who demonstrated to him what makes a downtown work. It wouldn’t be fair to just call Travis a developer. Increasingly, Ithaca’s developers are detached from the community; based elsewhere, but seeing some local profit opportunity by tapping into the student market, or some housing development in Lansing, or whatever they’re used to doing that helps them build up their bottom lines. “Arts, dining and entertainment are the heart of downtown revitalization,” Travis said. “Density is key, but arts, dining and entertainment are the drivers.” The city’s downtown was emptying out in favor of Route 13 and the brand new mall in Lansing. Much of the city’s housing was in terrible shape, the result of disinvestment and an exodus from the urban core to the latest and greatest suburban cul-de-sacs. Urban renewal had reduced many of the city’s historic structures to rubble. City leaders made a desperate effort to keep businesses downtown, first with new parking garages, then with the closing of State Street for what would become Ithaca Commons. Collegetown was considered a slum. Tagged: downtown ithaca, downtown ithaca alliance, Gary Ferguson, mack travis It may have been hard to believe, but it encouraged business owners and developers to believe that downtown was worth the effort. It was this original Danter study that built the business case for Downtown Ithaca’s major reinvestment in the early 2000s, including Travis’s Gateway Center and Gateway Commons, the Seneca Place mixed-use building, and the redevelopment of parking spaces into two apartment buildings, retail space and a new parking garage. ITHACA, N.Y. — On a snowy Saturday afternoon at Buffalo Street Books, an older crowd of a few dozen people gathered around to hear the reflections of one of Ithaca’s most prominent businessmen of the last half-century, developer Mack Travis. It was that experience, as well as a reputation for thoughtfully working with the city and neighbors in crafting his projects, that led a push in 1994 from Mayor Ben Nichols and local businessmen to get him to take charge of a proposal, a Business Improvement District (BID). Travis’s legacy, however, is not just defined by the buildings he built. Buildings contribute to the physical plant of the community, but they don’t define its urban fabric, the cultural themes and details that make Ithaca the community that it is. Travis served on a number of boards in the area, including McGraw House, Kendal at Ithaca and Cayuga Medical Center. But he said his strongest interest was in promoting and enlivening Downtown Ithaca. In 1994, after the Center Ithaca project failed, it was Travis who came in and brought it back to life, one of the few successes in an era of high vacancy and public disinterest in Ithaca’s downtown core. With encouragement from the BID, the county and city did their part to promote downtown Ithaca as well, first with the new library to generate traffic, and then the development of downtown tax abatements, which helped make the financial numbers work on what was still seen a risky neighborhood. For Mack Travis, although acting may not have worked out, he helped direct the limelight onto Downtown Ithaca, casting it into the major role it plays today. “None of us knew what we were doing, what we were trying to do,” Travis said. “Gary came to town, he had done the BID in Dayton, Ohio, he had won the national award for the best retail recruitment program in the county … Gary helped us put together a strategic plan for 2010, this was 2000 at this point. The feasibility study, by Ken Danter, showed we could add 80 apartments a year downtown, 150,000 square feet of retail space, 75,000 square feet of office space. We couldn’t believe it.” The concept was simple enough; a slightly higher assessment (effectively, a tax) downtown to fund downtown-focused initiatives and traffic generators, anything from fixing potholes to paying for additional police patrols, and from housing studies to festivals. The first BID proposal was large, 144 blocks from Stewart Avenue to Meadow Street, and Court Street to Clinton Street; it needed 75 percent of the vote, and failed at the ballot box (with 52 percent). Two years later, a much smaller BID was proposed, focusing on the 22 blocks just in Ithaca’s core. That version passed and came into being in 1997. “We hired an executive director, we had a vision of what we wanted to do. We wanted to recruit retail, we had 20 percent vacancy on the Commons, and Carol (his wife) and I owned Center Ithaca then. All this was self-interest in a sense, but it happened to dovetail nicely with community interests,” said Travis. After the original director departed for law school, the BID’s Board of Trustees brought in Gary Ferguson to serve in the role, and Ferguson is still Downtown Ithaca’s biggest advocate 20 years later.last_img read more

Mood in Brussels suggests “no deal” – Taoiseach

first_img Mood in Brussels suggests “no deal” – Taoiseach Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Previous articleGovernment pledges no short cuts in vaccine rolloutNext article12 more Covid related deaths confirmed in Northern Ireland News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img The Taoiseach has said the prevailing mood in Brussels is there will not be a Brexit trade deal.Speaking after attending the European Council summit Micheál Martin said all politicians need to reflect on the consequences of that.EU and UK negotiators will make a call on Sunday as to whether there is any point continuing the negotiations.Taoiseach Micheál Martin accepts that the view now is there’s likely to be no deal……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/mmartin3pm-2-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – December 11, 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more