first_imgSunday 3 April 2011 11:01 pm Share KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ SIMON WARD | HENDERSON I am encouraged by the strength of employment expectations in EU surveys for March, suggesting that firms have weathered recent events with their optimism intact.PHILIP SHAW | INVESTEC We expect to see GDP rebounding by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of the year. That would reflect around 0.5 per cent ‘lost’ last year as well as 0.3 per cent ‘genuine’ growth.HOWARD ARCHER | IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT Signs that consumers are reining in their spending is a particular concern. As consumer spending accounts for 65 per cent of GDP this is very worrying for growth prospects. whatsapp Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof ECONOMISTS’ VIEWS: IS THE UK ON COURSE TO BOUNCE BACK IN QUARTER ONE? whatsapplast_img read more

RR vs CSK IPL 2020: CSK overwhelming favourites as Royals fret…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News Sport News By Kunal Dhyani – September 21, 2020 Previous articleIPL 2020: All you need to know IPL 2020 Result, Point Table, squads, replacements, date, India timings and When and Where to Watch LiveNext articlePremier League LIVE: Aston Villa vs Sheffield United LIVE in Premier League, watch live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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The likes of Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Aaron have failed tolive up to the expectations over the years.CSK, on the other hand, should be be brimming with confidence after their dominant show in the opener.They have again showed how to work around with resources and Sam Curran coming good with an all-round show means that Dwayne Bravo would not be missed even if he is set to miss a few more games due to injury.Rayudu and Faf du Plessis maintained the CSK “run-chase template” of attacking in the back 10 by preserving wickets to perfection.The addition of Piyush Chawla, a very successful IPL bowler, is also a big plus. However it needs to be seen how Deepak Chahar is shaping up after sustaining a niggle in the final over of the MI innings. In case, Chahar can’t make it, they have ready replacement in Shardul Thakur.Teams (from)Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain, wk), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (captain), Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Tom Curran, Aniruddha Joshi, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates Football RR vs CSK IPL 2020: CSK overwhelming favourites as Royals fret over Smith’s injury Facebook Twitter Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India A depleted looking Rajasthan Royals will have an onerous task of stopping the mighty Chennai Super Kings in their IPL opener on a Sharjah belter with no Ben Stokes for the first part and question-mark over Steve Smith’s full recovery from concussion injury.Add to it Jos Buttler, their impact player at the top-order will be missing the first game as he arrived separately with his family and need to undergo mandatory 36-hour quarantine in Dubai. WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway frustrate India bowlers; NZ 60/0 (31 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Italy kick-off proceedings in Rome; Follow Live Updates, PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Esports Cricket WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Cricket Football PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to knowlast_img read more

Edificio 111 / Flores & Prats

first_img Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This building of 111 social dwellings is placed in the eastern limits of Terrassa, looking onto an open landscape. The proposal turns the inside space of the block into a semi-public square, essential for the life of the building: all the inhabitants enter from the street through this central square, a place of crossing paths, a meeting place. From here you enter into the staircase vestibule and then into the flats, through a progressive sequence of scales.Save this picture!© Duccio MalagambaThis community square makes the whole block work as an intermediate element between city and landscape. The transition from the city to the house, the linking of these two opposites, is carried out using a rich sequence that brings the user from one situation to the other gradually. The aim of this progressive passage is to dissolve the limits between public and private spaces.Save this picture!© Duccio MalagambaSpecial attention was paid to the natural lighting of the underground parking. This aim was realised by adding holes in the central square: this allows views down to the parking ramp and to a large pot with three trees. These three Acacias are planted in the lowest level of the building, and from there they reach the level of the square, connecting the entire section.Save this picture!© Àlex GarciaAs the houses are of reduced dimensions, the project focuses in providing extensions of them into terraces, balconies, and halls at the ground floor, an entrance square, and a series of intermediate spaces that allow the flat not to be restricted by its floor plan but to extend out beyond it. The distribution of the houses closes just two rooms: one bedroom and the bathroom. The rest of the spaces are in a continuous flow, passing from one to another, establishing a series of situations that connect back to a view of the entrance courtyard and to the nearby pines forest.Save this picture!© Duccio MalagambaThe building rises out of a landscape consisting of pine trees and dried streams. The texture of this landscape suggests a facade formed by shadows and texture. The façade attends to this character of the place, proposing a concrete façade, built in situ, which presents texture and imperfection. Flowing over the cavities of this concrete surface, light creates continuity with the surrounding landscape. Also, the facade prepares to be seen from different distance approaches. From afar the building could be read as one unit, not showing clearly its size and scale… preventing the ability to understand its real dimensions. From close up the facade creates complicity, a connection with the passer-by who touches, leans on it.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUrban Park of Palouriotissa Third Prize Winning Proposal / Groundlab + Clara OlorizArticlesNew Law Courts of Caen Competition Entry / be baumschlager eberleArticlesProject locationAddress:Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Architects: Flores & Prats Area Area of this architecture project Edificio 111 / Flores & Prats Save this picture!© Duccio Malagamba+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Area:  14000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Edificio 111 / Flores & PratsSave this projectSaveEdificio 111 / Flores & Prats Spaincenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyApartments, Shopping Centers•Barcelona, Spain 2004 ArchDaily “COPY” Apartments “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFlores & PratsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureShopping centersBarcelonaSpainPublished on February 03, 2013Cite: “Edificio 111 / Flores & Prats” [Edificio 111 / Flores& Prats] 03 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Yoga club becomes largest sports group after only three semesters

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Rachel Tiede ReddIt Rachel Tiede Twitter Website| + posts Rachel Tiede Facebook Rachel Tiede TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Twitter ReddItcenter_img Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Rachel Tiede print lifted his feet higher into the air—and tumbled.John David Walker IV, a junior geology major, and other members of the yoga club filled the room as they practiced headstands and other yoga poses during practice of Texas Christian University’s largest sports club.Despite only being on campus three semesters, TCU’s yoga club has 177 members.“Yes, we are a sports club,” club president Alexis Schrepple said, laughing. “It’s an awesome community. There are people from a lot of different backgrounds.”While joining too many organizations can be stressful, many students said that joining this club brought them peace.“I have such a crazy week almost every week, and I just wanted something to, like, let go of all my stress and to look forward to each week,” said Emily Ingram, a sophomore fashion merchandising and business double major.A different teacher leads each class. Schrepple said this is to introduce club members to many types of yoga.“You might be a beginner and not know what you like yet,” Schrepple said.Carah Ronan, one of the yoga instructors, said there are many types of yoga.“There is a little bit of something for everyone,” she said. “You hear from a lot of people that ‘I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible,’ which is the exact reason you should do yoga.”Despite having 177 members in the club, no one has been turned away from a class yet.“Different people have different schedules,” Schrepple said. “We’ve been really lucky these past three weeks – we’ve had space. But we’re thinking of expanding to two days [a week] if the numbers just keep growing.”The club meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the University Recreation Center. Facebook Linkedin Linkedin TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history Previous articleRangers set sights on more members, involvementNext articleCo-chair of billion dollar company to speak at TCU Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ eventlast_img read more

US/UK : Julian Assange’s extradition hearing marred by barriers to open justice

first_img September 4, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF’s #FreeAssange campaign targeted by spambot attack Organisation October 9, 2020 US/UK : Julian Assange’s extradition hearing marred by barriers to open justice News June 30, 2020 Find out more “We are alarmed by what we have witnessed in the US extradition case against Julian Assange. We firmly believe Assange has been targeted for his contributions to journalism, and the case against him is clearly a political application of the Espionage Act – which should present a bar to extradition. We also have serious humanitarian concerns, which make Assange’s extradition a possible matter of life or death. Finally, we have concerns about extensive barriers to open justice, which made it nearly impossible for us to do our jobs as NGO observers and monitor proceedings. We call again for the charges against Assange to be dropped, and for him to be immediately released – and certainly not extradited to the US,” said RSF’s Director of International Campaigns, Rebecca Vincent.Barriers to open justiceDespite severe restrictions imposed on observers by the court, RSF was the only NGO to monitor the evidentiary portion of the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, from 7 September to 1 October at the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey) in London. With interventions from diplomatic missions and political observers, and support from grassroots activists who helped hold places in the queue from the early hours each morning, RSF representatives were able to access the very few seats made available in the public gallery of the overflow courtroom for most sittings of the 18 days of proceedings.RSF has been in correspondence with UK government officials as well as the court about access to proceedings against Assange since the start of the year. This was first in relation to the first week of proceedings at Woolwich Crown Court in February, in which legal arguments were heard, then with regard to remote access to administrative hearings that took place between March and August, and finally seeking physical and remote access to the evidentiary portion of the extradition hearing in September. At each stage, the court has refused to recognise the role of NGO observers as any different to the public or make specific provisions to allow for professional monitoring of proceedings.RSF was able to monitor all sittings in proceedings at Woolwich Crown Court from 24 to 27 February only by queuing outside the court for hours each morning, in winter weather, from as early as 5:30 am, to gain access to the 14 spaces made available to members of the public in the public gallery. RSF also attempted to remotely monitor each subsequent administrative hearing via a telephone conference system that was not fit for purpose. When it worked, the quality of the audio connection was insufficient to properly follow proceedings. On three occasions (4 May, 27 July, and 14 August), the court failed to connect the line at all, leaving journalists and observers on hold.In a letter to RSF dated 4 September, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland stated: “I’m sorry to learn of the issues that NGOs encountered whilst trying to access hearings at Woolwich Crown Court and Westminster Magistrates’ Court,” as well as “I do accept, and apologise that errors were made by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on three occasions where the conference telephone line was not connected to allow accredited media access to proceedings.” Buckland noted that a video platform would be used to allow accredited members of the media access to the hearing virtually, and that the public gallery would be open for members of the public and observers, on a first come, first serve basis.On 1 September, RSF had been notified by a court official that “the Judge has now confirmed that observers, trial monitors and other interested parties can attend the hearing virtually via the Cloud Video Platform (CVP).” RSF was later told that only one representative per organisation could be registered, after which registration for Director of International Campaigns Rebecca Vincent was confirmed. However, at the start of proceedings on 7 September, RSF received a further communication from the court, stating: “The judge has regretfully decided not to grant requests for members of the public to attend the Julian Assange hearing via CVP…she is concerned about her ability to maintain the integrity of the court if members of the public are able to attend the hearing remotely.” On 8 September, Vincent nonetheless attempted to access the CVP via the link that had been provided, and was admitted to the waiting room before being removed and unable to log in again. Amnesty International and other NGOs also reported having their access revoked, along with a number of political observers.This meant that the only way for NGO observers to monitor proceedings was to gain access to one of the very few spots in the public gallery of the overflow courtroom, next to the courtroom where proceedings were taking place. RSF observers could only view a small television screen from across a large room, on which it was often not possible to see who was speaking or even whether the judge was sitting. It was not possible to clearly see Assange in the glass dock he was held in at the back of the courtroom, or assess his well being, whether he could adequately follow proceedings, or if he could communicate easily with his legal representation – all of which had been issues in the February proceedings.Due to Covid distancing measures, the court made five spaces available to members of the public, in a gallery with a total of 36 seats. Communications from the court repeatedly stated that these would be allocated on a first come, first serve basis – however this was not respected in practice. For nearly three weeks of proceedings, three seats were held back for unspecified “VIPs” for the first hour and a half each morning, and the first half an hour each afternoon, meaning that often only two members of the public (including NGO observers) were present in the courtroom. After RSF learned that the VIPs were in fact diplomats who were unaware these seats were being held for them, diplomatic intervention with the court finally resulted in all five seats being made fully available to the public from 24 September.Technical problems also plagued proceedings, particularly during the first week. Hours of scheduled witness testimony were lost due to the court’s inability to connect witnesses remotely via video. When the system was working correctly, audio problems such as a lag in the connection or reverberation sometimes still made proceedings difficult to follow. At one point the audio feed to the overflow courtroom cut for around 10 minutes, meaning the press and observers missed an important argument over whether evidence would be accepted from Khaled El-Masri, a witness for the defence who was found by the European Court of Human Rights to have been mistakenly abducted by the Macedonian police and subjected to torture at the hands of the US authorities.Expert testimony A total of 47 witnesses gave evidence to the court (44 for the defence and three for the prosecution); 22 of these testified in person, and the others had their statements read into the record. Evidence focused on a wide range of aspects of the case, including the motivation in the case against Assange, the circumstances of the publication of leaked documents, technical aspects of how the documents were accessed, what sentencing Assange would likely face in the US, surveillance measures targeting Assange and his visitors at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, his state of mental and physical health, and what detention conditions he would be subjected to in the US.Crucially, the prosecution – for the US government – failed to produce any evidence of actual physical harm caused to anyone as the result of Wikileaks’ publication of leaked documents, severely undermining their claim that Assange knowingly put sources at risk. Testimony from Khaled El-Masri argued that to the contrary, the information published by Wikileaks exposed the atrocities to which he was subjected and has served as important evidence in his pursuit of justice.Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg gave powerful testimony about the political nature of the case against Assange, whom he emphasised would not get a fair trial. He stated that he had not received a fair trial, and no one convicted under the Espionage Act could as it lacks a public interest defence. He rejected attempts to portray the Pentagon Papers as “good” and Wikileaks as “bad,” drew similarities between the two cases, and expressed solidarity with Assange. Noam Chomsky’s statement, read into the record, similarly emphasised the political motivations in the case against Assange – a sentiment echoed by several other witnesses.Journalist John Goetz testified that Wikileaks had republished the unredacted diplomatic cables, which had been published in the first instance by website Cryptome and a number of media outlets. None of these outlets have faced adverse legal consequences for publishing the documents – only Wikileaks. A statement read into the record by Cryptome founder John Young confirmed that the unredacted files remain on the website to this day, and that Cryptome has never been approached by US law enforcement suggesting their publication was illegal.Among the most alarming evidence was from several medical experts who testified about Assange’s state of mental and physical health, making clear his vulnerability and strengthening the case for his humanitarian release. Professor Michael Kopelman and other experts gave evidence on Assange’s severe depression, frequent suicidal thoughts, auditory hallucinations, PTSD, anxiety, and sleeping disorder. They emphasised that if extradited to the US, Assange was very likely to attempt suicide. Dr Nigel Blackwood, for the prosecution, did not dispute these conditions, but attempted to downplay their severity and argued that he believed Assange could control his suicidal impulses in US detention.Dr Sondra Crosby echoed serious concern for Assange’s mental health, and agreed with the medical findings of UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer’s report, emphasising the psychological trauma Assange had experienced. She also expressed serious concern about Assange’s physical health, particularly noting that his osteoporosis left him at high risk of suffering fractures if extradited to the US, also increasing his risk of mortality.A number of experts spoke of Assange’s autistic traits, and the prosecution attempted to argue that Assange’s ability to speak at events or give media interviews was inconsistent with his Asperger’s diagnosis – a notion countered by several witnesses.Former US bureau of prisons employee Maureen Baird painted a chilling picture of the inhumane conditions Assange could face if subjected to Special Administrative Measures in detention in the US, including extremely limited human contact, possible solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day, recreation only in another cell, and phone calls to his family only once a month. Defence attorney Yancey Ellis testified on specific conditions in the Alexandria Detention Center, where Assange is likely to be detained if extradited – the same facility in which Chelsea Manning attempted suicide.Next stepsAt the end of the evidentiary portion of proceedings, the judge granted the defence four weeks to submit a written closing argument, after which the prosecution will have two further weeks to respond. The extradition decision is set to be given in a hearing at the Old Bailey at 10 am on 4 January 2021. Assange is next due to appear before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a callover hearing on 29 October. RSF will continue to monitor proceedings in the case against Assange and will ask the court to reconsider its position on access for professional NGO observers, as the court’s failure to recognise and accommodate this role presents serious concerns for open justice. RSF’s #FreeAssange petition remains open, following a malicious spambot attack intended to undermine the campaign. RSF will attempt again to deliver the petition to the UK authorities before the 4 January hearing, following 10 Downing Street’s refusal to accept the first 80,000 signatures on 7 September. In the meantime, RSF continues to campaign for Assange’s release.The US and UK are respectively ranked 45th and 35th in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.Press contact: Rebecca Vincent on [email protected] or +44 (0)207 324 8903. United StatesUnited KingdomAmericasEurope – Central Asia ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment September 23, 2020 Find out more News After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls again for his release. Expert testimony highlighted the political nature of the case against Assange, the US government’s lack of evidence for alleged harm caused, and urgent humanitarian concerns related to Assange’s physical and mental health. RSF also documented extensive barriers to open justice, which marred proceedings. The extradition decision is expected on 4 January 2021. 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Henry Street gardaí avail of ‘extension’

first_imgNewsLocal NewsHenry Street gardaí avail of ‘extension’By admin – August 12, 2010 1123 Print Previous articleAction taken on Mount KennettNext articleCasey eyes European title shot admin Twitter SEVERAL units of the Limerick Garda Division this week moved to spacious new premises adjoining their Henry Street Headquaters, relieving the pressure on existing space.Several month ago, the Limerick Post exclusively revealed that a number of floors at the former Eircom building at Estuary House had been leased by the Office of Public Works to facilitate the move.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Inspector John O’Reilly told this newspaper that the additional space was needed to ease their workload.Estuary House was built in the 1970s by local developer Charles Humphreys.Accordng to Inspector O’Reilly, there are more than 360 garda personnel in Limerick, with 60 transferring to their new accommodation, comprising a generous 13,000 square feet.There had been concerns, he said, about overcrowding at Henry Street, adding that the transfer of several units to Estuary House would allow the public to have more privacy.It has now been confirmed that a new forensics collision unit will take up residency at Estuary House, which had been on the property market with Hickey O’Donoghue Auctioneers for almost two years. The traffic corp and crime prevention unit have also taken up residence there.The holding cells, meanwhile, will continue at Henry Street Station.At one stage, the Office of Public Works had expressed an interest in acquiring space at the now Irish Aid offices, before opting instead for Estuary House.Plans are already in place to relocate Limerick District Court to a more secure location in the city and while a Henry Street site had been widely mooted, Mulgrave Street is now said to be the preferred option. Advertisementcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Limerick TD drives plan for Adare by-pass

first_imgPrint No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main TAGSAdareby-passCarsfeaturedIrelandlimerickMusic LimerickO’DonovanPatrickRoad Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Adare Manor unveil plans to launch The Padel Club this Autumn NewsLimerick TD drives plan for Adare by-passBy Staff Reporter – February 6, 2015 892 Linkedin Twitter Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor Previous articleKiller appeals Limerick murder convictionNext articleTesco donates more than 56,000 meals to Limerick charities Staff Reporter Patrick O’Donovan, who is campaigning for the Adare by-passby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan is driving plans to see a route selection and planning process restarted for the Adare bypass.Deputy O’Donovan has secured the agreement of the Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe TD, to amend the Roads Bill 2014. The Limerick TD sought an amendment that would allow the National Roads Authority (NRA) to carry out pre-planning consultations with An Bord Pleanála before making applications for planning permission to construct new roads.“I met with officials of the NRA, Limerick County Council and the Department of Transport after the decision was made by An Bord Pleanála to reject the proposed Adare bypass. One of the issues raised was that the NRA was not allowed to have a pre-planning meeting with the Bord as part of the route selection and design of the route,” Deputy O’Donovan explained.“I found this bizarre and said at the time that most people building houses or extensions have pre-planning meetings, and yet we have a situation where major road projects can’t follow the same process,” he added.O’Donovan insists that the Roads Bill would be of major importance to advancing the Adare bypass and other projects. He claims his amendment ensures a “clear planning process”.“There was no point in starting another route selection process for Adare with this issue unresolved. It could have meant that millions more would be wasted after an incomplete process and we would continue to be left with no route. Under my proposal, Councils and the NRA will be able to trash out issues before costly applications are made. It might sound like an obvious thing to do, but without this change these discussions could not take place,” O’Donovan predicts.last_img read more

Illinois Delinquencies Poised to Increase

first_img June 17, 2020 1,433 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure Illinois 2020-06-17 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Illinois Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Previous: The Pandemic Effect of Housing Next: Disaster Response During a Challenging Summer Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Illinois Delinquencies Poised to Increase Share Save Illinois’ housing market was one of the weakest in the nation prior to 2020, Illinois Policy reports. If the unemployment rate remains high and if demand does not continue to outpace supply in housing markets across the state, close to 130,000 households could fall behind on their mortgage payments. This means Illinois’ mortgage delinquency rate could double to nearly 9%, the highest since it peaked at 11% during the Great Recession.Illinois has had the third-lowest housing price appreciation in the United States on average since the end of the Great Recession. Weak housing appreciation is largely tied to declining demand as Illinois continues to experience population decline and more Illinoisans continue to favor renting over homeownership. Despite relatively low home prices and mortgage rates, homeownership is further discouraged by added costs such as property taxes, which are second-highest in the nation.Other than the cost of their loans, property taxes are often Illinois homeowners’ largest annual housing expense. Recent homeowners likely make the equivalent of nearly seven additional mortgage payments each year because of property taxes. he median Illinoisan with a mortgage pays $4,900 in property taxes on their $203,400 home, a property tax rate of 2.4% (the WalletHub survey includes those without a mortgage and shows Illinois’ property tax rate at 2.3%, both are second highest in the nation).  This is the third consecutive year Illinois ranked No. 2 in the property tax survey.Now that 1.5 million Illinoisans have lost their jobs and income has fallen, many families may fall behind on their mortgage payments. Using data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Illinois Policy Institute projection for mortgage delinquency uses the relationship between aggregate unemployment, housing price appreciation and aggregate mortgage delinquency.”With many Illinois homeowners uncertain about how they will be able to pay the bills, state lawmakers should return to Springfield for a special session to provide relief for these families or more counties should act to delay due dates,” said Illinois Policy. Illinois Delinquencies Poised to Increase Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

UConn murder suspect arrested in Maryland after four-state manhunt

first_imgPennsylvania State PoliceBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The University of Connecticut student who’s alleged to have killed two people and injured a third was taken into custody in Maryland Wednesday night, police said.Connecticut State Police said Peter Manfredonia, 23, was taken into custody in Hagerstown, Maryland, and there were no injuries to law enforcement or Manfredonia despite authorities saying he was believed to be heavily armed.“We know that this suspect will face justice,” Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Christine Jeltema said Wednesday night. “This is important for the victims, the victim’s families.”Jeltema said officials were able to apprehend Manfredonia in large part due to social media, technology and “good old fashioned police work.”Manfredonia could be facing state or federal charges, which will be decided in the coming days, she said Wednesday night following his arrest.Pennsylvania police said Manfredonia was spotted at a gas station in Chambersburg Tuesday morning along with a stolen car that was seen in Manfredonia’s last known location. Officers released surveillance footage that reportedly showed Manfredonia inside the gas station’s store, wearing glasses, a maroon shirt, a blue jacket, shorts and red shoes.He allegedly took an Uber cab from the store to Hagerstown, roughly 25 miles away, police said. Manfredonia is wanted in connection with the murder of two men in Connecticut.“If seen, do not approach. He is considered armed and dangerous. Call 911 immediately,” the Pennsylvania state police said in a statement.The investigation began last Friday and involved investigators from four states and the FBI. Manfredonia, a senior, allegedly attacked two men in Willington, Connecticut, killing Theodore Demers, 62, and wounding the unidentified second suspect, according to police.On Sunday, he allegedly invaded a Willington home and stole pistols, long guns and a truck, police said. Manfredonia allegedly drove to Derby, Connecticut, where he allegedly killed an acquaintance, Nicholas J. Eisele, 23, inside his home, abducted another resident, stole a car and fled, according to police.The kidnapped victim was found later Sunday unharmed in Paterson, New Jersey, and identified Manfredonia as her captor, police said. He then took an Uber to an East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Walmart and disappeared behind the store.On Monday, police reported that an SUV near the Walmart was stolen Monday and the same vehicle was discovered near the Chambersburg gas station Tuesday.Michael Dolan, the Manfredonia family’s lawyer, told reporters the suspect had a history with mental illness and had urged him to turn surrender to police.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Flavobacterium frigidarium sp. nov., an aerobic, psychrophilic, xylanolytic and laminarinolytic bacterium from Antarctica

first_imgA psychrophilic, aerobic bacterium designated A2iT was isolated from marine sediment recovered from shallow waters surrounding Adelaide Island, Antarctica (67S 34H S, 68S 07H W). The organism exhibited xylanolytic and laminarinolytic activity and was halotolerant. Basic characterization showedthat it was Gram-negative, non-motile, yellow-pigmented (b,b-carotene-3,3Hdiol) and positive for oxidase and catalase synthesis. Analysis of the 16S rDNA sequence suggests that the organism belongs to the Flexibacter–Cytophaga–Bacteroides phylum. On the basis of its 16S rDNAsequence, the bacterium is 96<8% similar to Flavobacterium columnare ATCC 43622 – its closest relation. The genomic DNA GMC content was 35 mol%. Growth on xylan occurs optimally at 15 SC, though growth also occurs at 0 SC,and the doubling times are 9<6 and 34<8 h, respectively. The maximum growth temperature on xylan is at 24 SC. The bacterium is a neutrophile, growing across the pH range 5<6–8<4 and having an optimum at pH 7<5. Analysis of the16S rDNA sequence, together with phenotypic, characterization, suggests that the organism is a member of the genus Flavobacterium. DNA–DNA hybridization experiments have shown that it is a novel species; it is proposed,therefore, that the organism be designated as the type strain of Flavobacterium frigidarium sp. nov. (¯ATCC 700810T¯NCIMB 13737T).last_img read more