MF House / Estudio V2 Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” MF House / Estudio V2 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMF House / Estudio V2 ArquitectosSave this picture!© Alejandro Peral+ 31Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard MF House / Estudio V2 Arquitectos Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Estudio V2 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•La Plata, Argentina Year:  Manufacturers: Anacleto, Aukot, Chiusaroli, Korte & Korte, MobilisStructural Calculation:Ingecon SA – Ingeniero Roberto ScassoLandscape:Sincron PaisajismoArchitect In Charge:Matías VilladeamigoCity:La PlataCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess Specscenter_img Photographer:  Alejandro Peral, Courtesy of Estudio V2 Arquitectos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Argentina 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralText description provided by the architects. The Single Family Home is located in a closed neighborhood of City Bell, on a plot of 900m2 with a leafy ash forest. The intention is to conserve most of the trees and generate spaces for expansion and larges visuals.The project is based on three specific premises: spatial flexibility, large environments and a fluid relationship with the outside.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe morphological conformation of the house is given by a large prism of concrete seen of 13 m X 13 m, suspended in the air that contains the private areas of the house. To delimit internally the different areas we use mobile and flexible panels, generating storage modules, creating a flexible and adaptable floor to the needs of each stage.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe social activities of the house are developed on the ground floor in a single inside space, maintaining a fluid relationship with the outside generated by the continuity of concrete slab, which is projected from the inside to the galleries, officiating as sunscreens, this inside-outside spatial continuity is supported by a linear container module covered in wood, which contains big storage spaces.Save this picture!SectionThe possibility of hiding windows in the walls and the power to generate a unique inside-outside open space allows duplicating the using area of the house.The boards of the formwork used for the execution of the walls of concrete seen were reused with the Japanese technique of carbonization of the wood, employed to cover the south surface of the house and isolating it from the adverse climatic conditions.The supporting structure is hidden and backward, emphasizing the suspension of the prism. Wood, glass and concrete, materialize the totality of the spaces and offer through their texture a fluid harmony with the environment.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe landscaping was planned from the beginning of the architectural project, creating a communication with the existing and generating a direct relationship with the environment, always taking as a premise the climatic variables of the inside spaces, transition and exterior spaces. The vegetation and the containment of different spaces were used, giving rise to an aesthetic characteristic of each site, generating a link between people and outside space.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralProject gallerySee allShow lessArtist Mr. June Brings Urban Facades to Life with Layered Three Dimensional MuralsArchitecture NewsRAAAF and Atelier de Lyon’s Monumental “Deltewerk //” is a Tribute to the Majesty of…Architecture News Share CopyAbout this officeEstudio V2 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLa PlataArgentinaPublished on October 05, 2018Cite: “MF House / Estudio V2 Arquitectos” [Casa MF / Estudio V2 Arquitectos] 05 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Heart Walk to raise ‘funds for life’ Thursday

first_img Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell According to American Heart Association research, about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, that’s an average of 1 death every 38 seconds.Alarming? Yes, but there’s more.• Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 836,546 deaths in the United States. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Heart Walk to raise funds for American Heart Association Thursday The 2019 Pike County Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association is set for Thursday at the Troy Recreation… read more Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Heart Walk to raise ‘funds for life’ Thursday •Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined.If those statistics aren’t sobering for Americans, then what?Jimmy Phillips is a volunteer and strong supporter of the annual Pike County Heart Walk, which is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:36 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The AMA is saving lives every day but there are still too many people who die from heart disease, Phillips said. “The funds raised by the Pike County Heart Walk are used primarily for research into the treatments and cures for heart disease,” Phillips said. “The money we raise here in Pike County is sent to Nashville and only 7.7 percent goes to administrative expenses. The other percentage goes to research and other programs that help reduce the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke and to make life better for those who are living with heart conditions.”Phillips said those who are living with heart disease and stroke are benefitting from the research that has been done.“But we have to do our part,” Phillips said. “In 2008, I had a problem with my heart. My left ventricle was packed like cement and there was nothing that could be done. The feeder veins would have to take care of that problem. Then in 2010, I had two strokes and probably a third. Email the author I had to take better care of myself.”Phillips said the key to taking better care of himself goes back to the fork and knife.“A lot is determined by what you put on your plate, and exercise,” he said. “We have to do our part to be heart healthy.”And, those who attend the 2019 Pike County Heart Walk from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Troy Sportsplex will have opportunities to learn more about ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes, have blood pressure checks and visit with physicians who will answer questions about physical problems and concerns related to heart disease and stroke. Participants will also have the opportunity to make donations to the American Heart Association.The Pike County community can do something most important Thursday night by supporting the fight against heart disease and stroke, Phillips said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

California pair arrested in alleged PPE-selling scam amid coronavirus outbreak

first_imgJulia_Sudnitskaya/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The latest COVID-19 fraud case involves two purported personal protection equipment (PPE) dealers who are under arrest in California on charges they tried to scam an investor out of millions of dollars.Donald Allen and Manuel Revolorio cast themselves as sellers of scarce protective equipment and tried to entice the investor with photographs of boxes of masks, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York who brought the case. Allen and Revolorio created a website for their company, International Commerce and Investment Group, and claimed to have contracts and agreements to sell millions of masks that they didn’t actually own, according to the FBI.“The alleged behavior here is nothing short of a betrayal of fellow citizens — both those serving on the front lines, and the communities who need those essential workers able to safely serve,” said FBI Assistant Director Bill Sweeney.The investor, who was asked to wire $4 million, became suspicious and went to the authorities, according to the complaint. He then agreed to follow the instructions of the FBI when he went to inspect the merchandise, the complaint went on to say.“As alleged in the complaint, the defendants sought to take advantage of the urgent national need for life-saving personal protective equipment through a fraudulent scheme designed to line their own pockets,” said Richard Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Allen, 62, of Riverside, California, and Revolorio, 37, of Rancho Cucamonga, face wire fraud charges.“The defendants in this case allegedly created an elaborate scam to defraud their victim, going as far as to wrap and label empty boxes and try to pass them off as containing actual personal protective equipment,” said COVID-19 Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force head Craig Carpenito. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

California bar owner busted for making phony vaccination cards: Investigators

first_imgCalifornia Alcohol Beverage Control(CLEMENTS, Calif.) — A bar owner in California was arrested this week for making fake IDs that had nothing to do with drinking, investigators said.The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced on Wednesday that it arrested the owner of the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, California, allegedly for selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards.The department received a tip that Todd Anderson, 59, was making and selling the cards at his bar, which led to an undercover investigation, the agency said in a statement.Anderson was selling the cards for $20 apiece, authorities said. At least eight were sold before undercover agents, who said they purchased IDs at the bar “on multiple occasions in April,” shut down the operation. A laminating machine and 30 blank cards were confiscated.“It is disheartening to have members in our community show flagrant disregard for public health in the midst of a pandemic,” San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar said in a statement. “Distributing, falsifying or purchasing fake COVID-19 vaccine cards is against the law and endangers yourself and those around you.”Anderson was charged with falsifying a medical record, falsifying a seal, several counts of identity theft and possession of a loaded, unregistered firearm, authorities said.It’s unclear whether Anderson has retained an attorney at this time.Investigators also said they’re seeking a criminal complaint against one of Anderson’s employees who may have been involved in the alleged operation.The FBI issued a warning in March over potentially fraudulent vaccination cards being sold.“By misrepresenting yourself as vaccinated when entering schools, mass transit, workplaces, gyms or places of worship,” the FBI said in a statement, “you put yourself and others around you at risk of contracting COVID-19.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chilean Navy Takes Delivery of First Anti-Submarine Warfare C295

first_img Share this article April 5, 2011 Chilean Navy Takes Delivery of First Anti-Submarine Warfare C295 View post tag: Navy The Chilean Navy has taken delivery of the first Airbus Military C295 in its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration. The handover took p…(defencetalk)[mappress]Source: defencetalk, April 5, 2011; View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Chilean View post tag: DELIVERYcenter_img View post tag: Anti-Submarine View post tag: first View post tag: Warfare Back to overview,Home naval-today Chilean Navy Takes Delivery of First Anti-Submarine Warfare C295 Industry news View post tag: C295 View post tag: takeslast_img read more

USS Curtis Wilbur Changes Command

first_img Authorities Share this article View post tag: USS Curtis Wilbur View post tag: Command September 7, 2015 View post tag: changescenter_img US Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) held a change of command ceremony Sept. 1.Cmdr. Amy Graham relieved Cmdr. Hans De For as Curtis Wilbur’s commanding officer during a ceremony on board Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.While De For was in command, Curtis Wilbur reached a milestone for sustained readiness as it completed an Extended Dry-dock Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA). The planned maintenance period was part of the DDG Modernization program and focused on mid-life upgrades to hull, mechanical and engineering systems. Lasting 335 days, it was the longest and most extensive overhaul in forward deployed naval forces (FDNF) history to date.Upon leaving the dry-dock, Curtis Wilbur’s schedule has been compressed with training events and inspections, making it operationally ready and prepared to provide maritime security to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.As executive officer, Graham played a critical role in ensuring the ship returned to peak operational readiness after the maintenance availability period.Curtis Wilbur is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress mapid=”16860″]Image: US Navy View post tag: asia USS Curtis Wilbur Changes Command Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Curtis Wilbur Changes Command last_img read more

USS Hue City rescues fishermen during CSG 4 drills

first_img Authorities March 28, 2018 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Hue City US cruiser rescues fishermen during carrier strike group drillscenter_img US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) rescued three fishermen off the coast of Georgia while taking part in pre-deployment preparations.On March 27, USS Hue City was notified by the US Coast Guard and guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) that a small craft in their vicinity had issued a distress signal and needed assistance.Hue City Commanding Officer, Capt. Jake Douglas, and the ship’s crew turned to the last known position of the distressed vessel, fishing vessel Barbara Lynn, and began the search. Approximately 20 minutes later, the cruiser’s lookout spotted the flashing strobe light of the life raft and its three passengers.The ship recovered survivors using medical litters and a rescue davit.Two hours after receiving the distress call, all three passengers were aboard Hue City with no significant injuries, the US Navy said.Following the rescue, the recovered personnel were transferred by an embarked helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for further assessment and treatment.Hue City is underway supporting Carrier Strike Group 4 Task Force Exercise 18-2. The exercise is aimed at preparing the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to deploy later this year. Back to overview,Home naval-today US cruiser rescues fishermen during carrier strike group drills Share this articlelast_img read more

Press release: Swaledale prison drug smuggler jailed after ULS referral

first_imgA woman who attempted to smuggle drugs into a Kent prison has had her sentence increased after it was referred to the Court of Appeal for being too low.Ayesha Hibbert, 28, was visiting Swaleside prison when she was spotted handing a package to an inmate. The package was later found to contain cannabis with a value of up to £2,400 if sold in prison. At the time this offence was carried out, Hibbert was already on licence for another drug-related offence.Hibbert was originally sentenced at Southampton Crown Court in May, where she was given a 24 month community order. The Court of Appeal increased her sentence to 9 months’ imprisonment.Speaking after the hearing, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP said: By introducing drugs into the prison system, Hibbert risked not only financing criminal organisations, but jeopardising inmate rehabilitation. This is a very serious offence, and I welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal that the interests of justice required an increase in the sentence.last_img read more

Speech: PM’s speech at the United Jewish Israel Appeal dinner: 17 September 2018

first_imgI have come here tonight as Prime Minister of our country to say that I stand with you.I stand with the UJIA. I stand with Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. And I stand with the entire Jewish community in Britain.In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher shop attacks in Paris I came to a Board of Deputies meeting and joined you in defiance of that horror to say “Je suis Juif.”And in the face of any kind of hatred against the Jewish people – in any form and anywhere, whether overseas or right here in our own country – I say with that same defiance: “Je suis Juif.”And I say that tonight, not just speaking for myself, and not just speaking for my political party, but also as Prime Minister, speaking for our whole country.I know some in our Jewish community say they are fearful of the future. I saw that poll on the front page of the Jewish Chronicle and it sickens me that anyone should feel like that in our country. I do not underestimate the threat posed by those who promote antisemitism, or hatred in any form. Nor the pernicious nature of what those people say and what they stand for.But I do not believe those voices speak for the vast, overwhelming majority of people in our country.I do not believe they speak for the liberal, tolerant democracy where we – together – have made our home.And most importantly, I do not believe that those voices will ever win.For the sake of our children and grandchildren, they cannot win.And – together – we will not let them win.Together, we will stand up for the values we share.Together, we will defeat the scourge of antisemitism and hatred in all its forms.And together, we will proudly support Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people.Tonight I want to talk about how we do all of these things. And there is no better place to start, than by supporting the work of the UJIA.If we are to stand up for the values that we share – then one of the things we need to do is give young Jewish people the confidence to be proud of their identity – as British, Jewish and Zionist too.There is no contradiction between these identities – and we must never let anyone try to suggest that there should be.Indeed one of the most sickening aspects of the antisemitism that tries, abhorrently, to suggest Israel is a racist endeavour – is that those voices seek to separate the Jewish diaspora in our country from their connection with Israel.We must never let that happen.So UJIA’s work here is absolutely vital, because it gives young Jewish people in Britain the confidence to develop their connection with Israel.Through formal and informal education programmes it helps to cultivate their understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture and identity.And through Summer visits and exchange programmes – which this year alone have seen more than 1600 young people spend time in Israel and many Israelis spending time here in the community – UJIA gives young people the chance to learn about Israel and to forge a deep and personal connection with it.But UJIA does not stop there. It also does important work to strengthen communities within Israel itself and to build social cohesion.By backing the UJIA tonight you can help fund programmes which support ultra-orthodox men and women to secure higher education qualifications and ultimately new opportunities in the workplace. And you can support programmes which work to integrate Israeli Arabs into Israel’s high tech industry and bring new business to the Galil.Programmes like these are vital – because a more socially cohesive and more prosperous Israel has a better chance of securing the long-term peace we all want to see.And UJIA is also at the forefront of new models of social impact investing, the cutting edge of philanthropy, where you don’t just give capital away, you invest it for a social return and sometimes then reinvest that capital in further projects – meaning that money you give tonight can go even further than before.By supporting UJIA, you are also helping Britain and Israel to deepen our own bi-lateral ties too.Earlier this year, we saw the wonderful visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, the first official Royal visit in Israel’s 70 year history.And I am delighted that UJIA played your part in that visit through your presence at the Duke’s game of football with the Equalizer, an inspiring project that – with your support – brings together Jewish and Arab boys and girls.The Duke’s visit was a celebration of our contemporary partnership with Israel. And it was absolutely right that that the Duke also met other young people from Israeli civil society, including LGBT leaders, those working on mental health issues and those helping the less fortunate in society. And I applaud the work UJIA does to support such groups.We deeply value our connections with Israeli civil society as part of the fabric that binds two democracies together.And it was great to see another example of the strong bonds which extend beyond the Jewish communities in our two countries – with the Tel Aviv in London Festival last year, showcasing the rich culture of Tel Aviv and its citizens of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. And we look forward to plans for a London in Tel Aviv Festival to showcase London’s cultural diversity to all Israelis.The last year has also seen us mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.I will never forget standing with Prime Minister Netanyahu to view the original version of that historic letter.It was very special moment and it encapsulates for me how I feel about Israel.For I am not just proud to support Israel; I am proud of our role in the creation of Israel. And I want to build the strongest and deepest possible relationship between our two countries.Indeed, as the United Kingdom forges a bold new future outside the European Union, we will be seeking free trade deals with our partners around the world. And as a great start-up nation, an engine of enterprise, a world leader in technology, and a great friend of Britain, I want to see an ambitious free trade deal between our countries.The UK is already Israel’s second largest trading partner and its number one destination for investment in Europe with more than 340 Israeli companies already operating here.While our bilateral trade is already worth over $9 billion – up by more than a quarter on last year alone.And as I have said to Prime Minister Netanyahu I want to build on this – deepening our links in particular in sectors like agriculture, health, science, technology and innovation.But my support for Israel goes beyond economics.You can also count on my commitment to Israel’s security.I understand Israel’s vulnerability because I have been there and seen it for myself. Indeed, it was during my last visit in 2014 that the bodies of the murdered teenagers Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah were discovered.So I am clear that we will always support Israel’s right to defend itself.And in a world where Britain and Israel increasingly face the same shared challenges and threats, I am just as clear that our security services will continue to deepen their already excellent co-operation to keep all our people safe.You can also count on me to defend Israel’s values – because Israel is a country like ours that believes in liberty, democracy and the rule of law.Like Britain, Israel is also prepared to act in support of the international community, just as we saw this Summer. For when the White Helmets found themselves in grave danger in South-Western Syria, it was the Israeli Defence Force which worked with the international community to get them out.But none of this means, of course, that we don’t also have some disagreements with the government of Israel.And like everyone here tonight, I want to see progress towards a lasting peace – a peace that must be based on a two-state solution with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian State.There will need to be courage and vision from each side if we are to have a realistic chance of achieving this goal – including an end to the building of new settlements and an end to Palestinian incitement too.The UK has – and will – also stand by Israel whenever it is treated unfairly at the United Nations – as we have shown at the Human Rights Council.And as we work together towards what was Balfour’s vision of a peaceful co-existence – we must be equally clear that there can never be any excuses for boycotts, divestment or sanctions: they are unacceptable and this government will have no truck with those who subscribe to them.Under my leadership the UK will always be a real and trusted partner for Israel, supporting Israel’s security and prosperity, not just through our words but also through our actions.So too, will I act to stand with our Jewish community by rooting out the scourge of antisemitism here in our own country – just as I will stand with every community in Britain to fight racial and religious hatred in any form.Let me be clear: you cannot claim to be tackling racism, if you are not tackling antisemitism.And that mission begins by being clear about what antisemitism is.That is why the government I lead was the first in the world to adopt the definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.Because of this definition, no-one can plead ignorance or hide behind any kind of excuse.Let me say it very clearly.Criticising the actions of Israel is never – and can never be – an excuse for questioning Israel’s right to exist; any more than criticising Britain’s actions could be an excuse for questioning our right to exist.And criticising the government of Israel is never – and can never be – an excuse for hatred against the Jewish people – any more than criticising the British government would be an excuse for hatred against the British people.There are no excuses for any kind of hatred towards the Jewish people.Just as there are no excuses for hatred towards any community of any race or religion.No excuses, means no excuses.And we will not stop at calling out those who spread this hatred, whether against the Jewish community or any other racial or religious community in our country.We will record it and punish those responsible for it.That is why as Home Secretary I required all police forces to record religious hate crimes separately, by faith.And I acted to keep those who peddle hatred and extremism out of our country.I kicked out Abu Hamza and Abu Qatada.I stopped Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Pastor Terry Jones – because Islamophobia comes from the same wellspring of hatred.And I stopped people like Dieudonne coming to Britain. Because nothing excuses antisemitism – not comedy, not satire, not even irony.Antisemitism is just hatred. And it is just wrong.My government will also continue to back Gerald Ronson and the brave volunteers from the Community Security Trust who are out there tonight, working with the police, to keep us safe at this dinner. And to keep people across the Jewish community safe every day and every night.I am proud that this government has given £13 million each year to support the work of the CST.And I will continue to ensure we do whatever is necessary to keep our Jewish Community in Britain safe.But ultimately if we are to defeat the scourge of antisemitism and all forms of hatred in our country, we need to go further than calling out and acting against the voices of hatred.We need to learn the lessons of the past and create an environment that builds empathy for others and prevents hatred from happening in the first place.That is one reason why it is absolutely right that there will be a National Holocaust Memorial next to our Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens.And why it is right that this Memorial will have an accompanying education centre – which working in partnership with organisations across the whole country – will lead a national effort to fight hatred and prejudice in all its forms.And I am grateful to Lord Pickles and Ed Balls who are jointly leading this work on a cross-party basis. They are a formidable double act!So let me conclude tonight with a note of optimism.Because in the face of hatred and prejudice, I believe there are signs of hope.I see it the inspirational work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and their world-leading Lessons From Auschwitz programme.A programme which over two decades has now taken 36,000 students to visit Auschwitz – and then supported this next generation to share their learning with fellow students and to fight antisemitism and all forms of hatred in every community of the land.A programme which, like previous governments, I am personally proud to support.I see it in innovative new projects like Echo Eternal in Birmingham where schools from every background are working with the CORE Education Trust and the Centre for Holocaust Education at University College London to create their own responses to the testimonies of survivors.A project that means a school like Park View – just four years ago at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal which left children vulnerable to extremist ideologies – is today a school where children listen to Holocaust survivors and are inspired to make their own films to promote tolerance, empathy and hope.And yes, I see it in the work of UJIA – not just here in Britain but in your work to unite communities in Israel too.So as we approach the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, your Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur – a time of reflection….…my answer to the voices of antisemitism is that we will defeat you……my answer to those who say they are fearful, is to say I will always stand with you.And my answer to the first step that you can take tonight to help build a brighter and more hopeful future for our children and grandchildren – is to back the UJIA.And in that spirit of defiance, hope and determination, let me wish you well over the fast.And may you all, together with your families, be inscribed in the Book of Life for a happy, healthy and successful New Year.last_img read more

Press release: Video hearings tested in domestic abuse cases

first_imgInjunction applications are often made by victims of domestic abuse, in cases of intimidation or threat of violence. Currently, those asking to be made safe are required to travel to court to appear before a judge. Participants in the tests can instead join a fully-video hearing from their solicitor’s office, using a laptop, which can also allow the injunction to be heard more quickly.Jane Campbell, a partner at Makin Dixon, a legal firm representing a female client said: The study by HM Courts and Tribunal Service at Manchester Civil Justice Centre means vulnerable people can appear before the court using a video link from a computer in their solicitor’s office, avoiding the distress of appearing in court at an already difficult time.This has been used in six cases so far and feedback from those involved has been positive. Testing will continue in the family and civil courts during the coming months and is being independently evaluated.Justice Minister, Lucy Frazer, said: Video technology applied to a small number of civil cases Vulnerable victims can avoid travelling to court Previous trials in tax tribunals were welcomed by court users The testing is part of HMCTS’ £1bn Reform Programme, which is bringing new technology and modern ways of working to the justice system, with more than 150,000 people using new online services in 2018 alone. The current pilot follows successful trials in the tax tribunal and relates to cases in the family and civil jurisdiction.Suitable cases are dependent on judicial discretion and those taking part in the tests must have legal representation. HMCTS is committed to publishing an independent evaluation of this testing with fully video hearings.Notes to editors We are hearing that, even in the early stages, testing fully video hearings are having a positive effect and ensuring the justice system is supporting people at one of the most difficult times in their lives. I look forward to seeing the evaluation of this work and ensuring we continue to improve access to our courts through new innovations.center_img Testing in these and other types of cases in Birmingham and Manchester includes testing the selection process for cases as well as the hearings themselves, and follows a previous pilot and evaluation in the tax tribunal last year. Accessing the hearing has made a real difference to our client, she was a referral from victim support who commented how convenient it was for the client. The victim was too scared to go home last night and doing this over video has really made a positive impact The video hearing has the gravitas of a court room. The interview suite is set up with all the necessary tools to swear in a witness and the client gets to see the judge and observe the process. See the InsideHMCTS blog for more information about video hearings and how they may be used in the future. Fully-video hearings are being tested in a small number of cases involving civil or family law at Manchester and Birmingham Civil Justice Centres. In civil law, one type of case involved is set-aside judgements. In family law, we are testing first-direction appointments. Those involved need to be legally represented. Two law firms are involved in the testing in Manchester, all of which is done using their own equipment; no special kit is needed. Video technology is used widely in courts, but usually just to link one person into a physical court room. With fully video hearings, all parties appear by video.last_img read more