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Siedlung Residential Buildings / be baumschlager eberle

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Eduard Hueber+ 9 Share 2012 Austria Year:  “COPY” 2012 Siedlung Residential Buildings / be baumschlager eberleSave this projectSaveSiedlung Residential Buildings / be baumschlager eberle “COPY” Apartments Area:  7200 m² Area:  7200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Lochau, Austria Year:  Architects: Baumschlager Eberle Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/360038/siedlung-residential-buildings-baumschlager-eberle Clipboard Photographs Projects photographs:  Eduard HueberPhotographs:  Eduard HueberLandscape Architect:Rotzler KrebsBuilding Technology:Ingenierbüro GMIStructural Engineer:Mader & FlatzClient:Wohnen Am SeeProject Architect:Robert Urbanek-ZellerCity:LochauCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eduard HueberThe better the location, the higher the density – such wishful thinking on the part of the real estate sector has had negative consequences for the location and the residents on more than one occasion. But that is far from being the case at the former Dornier site in Lochau with its much sought-after views of Lake Constance. Thanks to the nature of the urban development, outdoor space and typology there is no contradiction here between density and visibility. Save this picture!SectionThe six buildings, which stand at right angles to the slope lines, are pivoted to confront or face each other in order to achieve the best possible views for the individual apartments. The house type with its individual variations is very precisely coordinated with the urban development system. In contrast to the customary ‘broadside’ approach of slope developments, the depth of the terrain is used here to optimise the visual corridors by having the narrow sides of the buildings face the water.  Save this picture!© Eduard HueberThe proportions of the buildings are more than adequate to ensure that the living rooms and balconies are well lit from within and without. This module can be matched and added to the specific building site, which means that the shape of the building concerned is characterised by the arrangement of the curved balconies, which are mostly on one or both sides. Town planning features and residential types combine to produce a convincing system that is enhanced by the carefully adapted exterior space.  Save this picture!© Eduard HueberThe site is structured by two footpaths, an access road in the south and a greened area in the north. The pivoting of the buildings produces funnel-like public spaces in between, which become broader or narrower depending on the vantage point. An arrangement of this kind generates tension and variability, thus giving the outdoor space its inherent quality in the overall context of the terrain. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends’ SymposiumEventDaniel Libeskind: The Art of Memory LectureEventProject locationAddress:Lochau, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Siedlung Residential Buildings / be baumschlager eberle ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/360038/siedlung-residential-buildings-baumschlager-eberle Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBaumschlager Eberle ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLochauHousingAustriaPublished on April 15, 2013Cite: “Siedlung Residential Buildings / be baumschlager eberle” 15 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Newspaper editor freed provisionally pending outcome of appeal

first_imgNews Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter Help by sharing this information Organisation News AngolaAfrica Reporters Without Borders welcomes the provisional release on 9 November of Felisberto da Grâça Campos, the editor of the weekly Semanario Angolense, pending the outcome of his appeal against the eight-month sentence he received on 3 October on charges of defaming, insulting and denigrating a former minister.The judge who tried Grâça Campos originally ruled that he had to begin serving the sentence immediately, although his lawyer was appealing against the verdict.“This wise decision shows that the Angolese judicial system has realised how unfair it is to jail this journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope this ruling will serve as the basis for a complete overhaul of the law in order to bring it into line with democratic principles.”11.10 – Detained newspaper editor rushed to prison hospitalReporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of journalist Felisberto da Grâça Campos for humanitarian reasons after he was rushed to the infirmary in São Paulo prison yesterday. The editor of the privately-owned weekly Semanario Angolense, Campos suffers from diabetes. He was sentenced last week to eight months in prison.Campos has undergone analyses and is to be examined by a doctor today, but he needs urgent medical treatment. “I am afraid he could fall into a coma overnight,” his wife, Helena Campos, told journalists. She has not been allowed to see or speak to her husband.5.10 – A journalist jailed for eight months for “damaging former minister’s reputation”Reporters Without Borders today expressed shock as a criminal court in Luanda jailed journalist and editor Felisberto da Grâça Campos for eight months and fined him 250,000 dollars for allegedly insulting a former minister.The editor of the weekly, Semanario Angolense, was accused on 3 October of “defamation, insults, denigration and damaging his rights as a prominent person” of former minister and current legal auditor, Paulo Tchipilica.The ex-minister laid a complaint in 2004 after publication in April 2001 and March 2004 of articles relating to alleged trafficking of influence.“The main reason for our concern is the disproportionate nature of the sentence,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “But the fact that a journalist can be sent to jail in Angola only increases our concern.”“The country has distinguished itself in recent years by desisting from jailing journalists for press offences. This period unfortunately now seems to be over because we now have to remind the Angolan authorities that prison is absolutely not the solution in cases such as these.”The article, headlined, “If the minister is not stopped, he will sell the entire country”, exposed a wave of restitution of houses to returning former settlers who had fled at Independence in 1975 and whose houses were then nationalised and sold.The article expressed suspicions about the minister’s role in the case, at the same time as relaying complaints from officials that the same minister was allegedly defrauding their social fund.“The day’s hearing is confined to pronouncing sentence, because the verdict was given on 25 September following the unjustified absence of the defendant,” the judge, Pedro Viana, explained.The journalist’s lawyer, Paulo Rangel, lodged an appeal for the sentence to be suspended and for a re-trial. The judge allowed the right to appeal but in such a way that Grâça Campos still had to go to prison to serve his sentence, pending the hearing of the appeal.The journalist contested this, telling the press, “I have not been allowed the right to deny the complaint nor to explain the allegation about my absence.” He added that aggravated circumstances referred to in the verdict, such as an alleged conviction in Kwanza-Norte province, were mostly false.The editor had already caused fierce controversy in 2003 when he published a list of “Angola’s ten richest people” shaking up the political world in which several people found themselves facing accusations in connection with their fortunes.He faced several trials, but under the then press law, the judges ruled in his favour. However the law was amended in 2006, allowing a crackdown on press offences. October 9, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Angola News Receive email alertscenter_img November 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor freed provisionally pending outcome of appeal October 28, 2020 Find out more February 17, 2021 Find out more Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest AngolaAfrica News to go further RSF_en Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstrationlast_img read more

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Local authority needs to revisit housing loans policy – Brogan

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Local authority needs to revisit housing loans policy – Brogan Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Cllr Ciaran BroganNot enough is being done to assist people living in council houses in Donegal to purchase the properties out right.That is according to Councillor Ciaran Brogan who wants the local authority to review its housing loan policy to make it easier for people to buy their own homes.The council currently has a considerably high level of mortgage arears and has conceded that very few new home loans are being sanctioned.But Council Ciaran Brogan says that needs to change:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ciaran10.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDonegal County Council hoping for significant portion of national road repair fundingNext articleAppeals by two held responsible for Omagh bomb to be heard in November News Highland By News Highland – June 8, 2013 Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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SC Grants Union Two Weeks To File Affidavit In Plea Seeking Expeditious Disposal Of Criminal Cases Against MPs/MLAs

first_imgTop StoriesSC Grants Union Two Weeks To File Affidavit In Plea Seeking Expeditious Disposal Of Criminal Cases Against MPs/MLAs Sanya Talwar4 Nov 2020 4:31 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Union to file an affidavit within two weeks, indicating its stand and on the merits concerning plea seeking setting up of Special Courts to try criminal cases of MPs and MLAs expeditiously. A bench led by Justice NV Ramana also directed the Centre to file a reply on whether funds could be effectuated to High Courts for infrastructural facilities so…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Union to file an affidavit within two weeks, indicating its stand and on the merits concerning plea seeking setting up of Special Courts to try criminal cases of MPs and MLAs expeditiously. A bench led by Justice NV Ramana also directed the Centre to file a reply on whether funds could be effectuated to High Courts for infrastructural facilities so that expeditious disposal of cases can be done.The Centre was given two weeks to file a reply. High Courts of Calcutta, Madras & Kerala were also asked to file fresh affidavits.Senior Advocate Vijay Hansaria (Amicus) apprised the court regarding the Reports of various High Courts in terms of steps taken, cases pending as well as further plan of action.Hansaria also put forth suggestions to the Court.”My submission is that Judicial officers appointed for trying criminal MP/MLA cases must continue for a specific period of 2 years, The whole problem of delay is due to prosecution not being present. No HC has opposed the request I made which will go a long way in fastracking the cases. The request I made was that all state governments can appoint nodal prosecution officers for these special courts who will be responsible for proceedings such as summons etc” said HansariaNext, he stated that Criminal cases Involving sitting legislators must be given priority as against former legislators. “They are law makers. If they have murder cases pending against them, they shouldn’t be making laws for us. This is in public interest,” he added.Further, he stated that Special Public Prosecutors must be appointed by the Court to take up the cases. He also added that witness protection is essential as regards the vulnerability of witnesses. “Trial cases can consider appointing protection to witnesses without making an application. Trial courts taking up criminal cases against MP’s/MLA’s must give protection to witnesses,” he said,Then, Hansaria pointed towards the objection raised by Madras HC regarding the constitutionality of setting up Special Courts.”Objection being raised in Madras HC, regarding setting up of special court per district viz. constitutionality,” said HansariaAt this juncture, Justice Ramana remarked:”Now we travelled long years and a number of orders were passed. Except for the HC of Madras, no HC has raised an objection regarding constitution of special courts. We’ll deal with it after some time, which will be rectified, we can’t stop on the basis of a mistake by MAHC.Hansaria told the Court that HC’s were short of funds for conducting VC Hearings and providing rooms for witness examination. He added that funds must come in from the Centre.Senior Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayan appeared for the petitioner and told the court that even though orders were passed for expeditious disposal of cases within one year, the same had not been done till date.Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay informed court that even though the ASG had earlier consented on behalf of the Centre, to the application seeking setting up of special courts, the same had still not been done.Filed by Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, the Application states that the writ petition was filed with the “object to set up Special Courts to try criminal cases of MPs and MLAs and for utmost expeditious disposal of those cases”.It is alleged that despite the Court having consistently passed orders for setting up of fast track courts for speedy disposal of cases against MPs and MLAs, “political persons are leaving no stone unturned to defeat the purpose” and that the “State has failed to prioritise the issue of speedy disposal of cases against MPs or MLAs”.The Application submits that on 1.11.2017, the Apex Court had directed the Central Government to lay down a scheme for setting up of these fast-track courts. In pursuance of this Order, a scheme was proposed to set up 12 fast-track courts and the same was approved by the Supreme Court on 14.12.2017.State Governments in consultation with respective High Courts were also directed to set up these courts and the High Courts were granted power to trace the case records of Trial Courts and transfer them to the respective Special Court.It is alleged in the Application that the State of Tamil Nadu has always adopted an approach to frustrate the orders of the Court. On filing an IA to direct the Madras High Court to transfer these cases, the Supreme Court granted the prayer of the Petitioner.However, instead of establishing fast-track courts, the State of Tamil Nadu has constituted two Special Courts in the cadre of Special Judge and one additional Special Court in the cadre of Assistant Session Judge for Chennai District.”In addition to these Special Courts the Government has also designated Principle District and Session Court in every Session Division in the State of Tamil Nadu for the trial of session cases and cases under Special Acts involving elected MPs and MLAs. Besides this, the Government has also designated a Judicial Magistrate Court for each District in Tamil Nadu for the trial of magisterial cases involving elected MPs and MLAs. These Courts are dealing with other matters as well. It is frustrating the directions of this Hon’ble Court as the cases of MPs and MLAs are treated like other cases and no effective hearing is done.”The Application has also highlighted the fact that in many cases, the MPs and MLAs approach the High Courts or the Supreme Court to get a stay on their matters. Many cases are also delayed due to lack of appearance of the accused on the date of hearing.In light of the above, the Application prays for directions to the Registrar General of the Madras High Court to ensure judges are appointed to Special Courts, monitor the day-to-day progress of cases pending before Special Courts, dispose of revisions and appeals preferred by accused on expedited basis and to ensure that all cases involving MPs and MLAs are transferred to Special Courts.Directions to State of Tamil Nadu are also sought for in order to establish exclusive Special Courts in every district, exclusively for trial of cases involving MPs and MLAs. Therefore, it is prayed that an order or a direction to adjudicate these cases within one year is passed.Next Storylast_img read more

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Key works to help expand understanding of civil rights

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Print Article Some of the sites are well known, Key said, including Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Historic Bethel Baptist Church, Brown Chapel and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery.  Other sites are very important but not quite as well known, he said. “The aim of the association is to create tourism into our state based on themes of Social Justice and Civil Rights, past and present, as well as work with local sites to develop a sustainable tourism model.”With the partner sites in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Camden, and Tuskegee, Key said the association works to enhance delivery of oral presentations, develop local opportunities for unique catering/sales options, develop networks with local and folk artists to interact with groups and/or tourists to sell their works and develop a coordinated opportunity for development, gifts and donations from travelers to the sites. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “All of this works to engage local people while keeping monies generated in the communities by developing sustainable  tourism which reduces their reliance on grants and donations,” Key said. As an example, Key said Selma is one of the most important locations in the history of the movement but most often tours will only the view sites from the motor coach, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and then head to Montgomery without leaving any money at all in Selma. “We have a full agenda in place to turn that around,” he said.The association provides assistance with all aspects of Civil Rights interests. Published 10:11 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The journey of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s started in Alabama. The cities of Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma were home to some of the great turning points of the multi-year effort.The Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association, which was organized in 2019, following a decade of work by its president Steve Cox of Birmingham, is now offering tours to those three cities that include the places that housed and nurtured the movement throughout the era. The ACRTA began with input from the association’s partner,  the State of Alabama’s Department of Tourism and the Alabama African-American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium, said John Curry Key, ACRTA business and operations director. “The Consortium is a part of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and works with the Smithsonian Institution,” Key said. “The Consortium consists of 20 sites which were of significant importance during the Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s.” Key works to help expand understanding of civil rights Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Elba man dies in Springhill wreck A two-vehicle crash at approximately 8:15 p.m. Monday has claimed the life of a Coffee County man. Briar James Smith,… read more “Our role can be as simple as acting as a resource to operating tour programs with everything the group might want included, or anything in between,” Key said. In addition to interest from universities, Key said scheduled departures are for groups such as New York Times Journeys, mega churches, law firms with additional racial awareness and diversity training and high schools.“We are developing specialty tours for the African American Museum of History & Culture for 2022 through connections we have with the Smithsonian,” Key said.  “We seem to have found a niche with providing art tours which focuses on African American arts, art from the Movement and local folk artists.”In addition to tours, Key said, the association also works with various state bar associations to provide bias and diversity training during a visit along the Civil Rights Trail. “We also provide field studies for medical and physician groups which study and review the health disparities in rural communities, much of it in the Black Belt Region,” he said. “These programs are increasingly popular among attorneys and urban medical groups.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Latest Storieslast_img read more

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Austin rocked by 3rd explosion in 11 days

first_imgABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Police have said that the two blasts that rocked Austin, Texas, today are related to a similar one that occurred on March 2. Monday’s blasts left one teen dead and two women battling significant injuries.The first blast, reported about 6:44 a.m., killed a male teenager and injured a woman in her 40s. The second explosion today injured another woman, with authorities evaluating whether a second person was also hurt, according to the Austin Police Department.Police Chief Brian Manley said today that today’s two explosions are linked to a March 2 blast in Austin, though there is “no specific ideology or victimology behind this.”Investigators said earlier that first blast today might be connected to a March 2 blast in Austin because of the composition of the explosive device used. The police chief declined to discuss the construction of the explosive device or what specific elements make it look similar to the earlier one.The explosion “is very similar to the incident that occurred in Austin back on March 2, and if you’ll remember, that incident also occurred in the morning hours when the victim, in that case, went out front and found a package on their front steps that exploded causing that individual’s death,” Manley said at a news conference Monday.What is known about today’s blastsThe first explosion today occurred at a single-family house in the northeast section of the city and appears to have been caused by a package that had been placed on the porch of a home rather than delivered by a mail service, police said. Police believe the explosion happened after residents took the package inside to open it.“What we understand at this point is that earlier this morning, residents went out front, and there was a package on the front doorstep. They brought that package inside the residence and as they opened that package, both victims were in the kitchen and the package exploded causing the injuries that resulted in the young man’s death and the injuries to the adult female,” Manley said today.The Austin police received calls about today’s second blast at 11:50 a.m. and the victim is a 75-year-old Hispanic female.“The victim in this incident came outside of her residence and found a package out front and picked up that package,” Manley said, noting that the woman, whose name has not been released, was “significantly injured” and is currently listed in critical condition but stable.Dianna DeLafuente said that she heard today’s second blast at a neighbor’s house.“We were all just inside the house and we heard the explosion,” she told ABC News.An explosion earlier this monthToday’s blasts follow the explosion on March 2, which police received a call about at 6:55 a.m. that day.The victim in that explosion, Anthony Stephan House, died from his injuries after being transported to a local hospital.“That case was being investigated as a suspicious death,” Manley said today. “It is now being reclassified and is now a homicide investigation as well. We are looking at these incidents as being related based on similarities that we have seen and the initial evidence that we have on hand here today compared to what we found on the scene of that explosion that took place a week back.”Manley noted that “we don’t know the motive behind these” events though he said that two of the three homes involved in blasts today and on March 2 had African-American residents.“We can not rule [out] that hate crime is at the core of this, but we’re not saying that’s the cause as well,” he said.Looking at the packagesAuthorities have warned residents that if they receive a package they are not expecting, they should contact the Austin Police Department.Manley said that the packages involved so far have been “box-type deliveries” and they “have all occurred at residences and we don’t want people to be overly alarmed but it is important that people be vigilant.”“We do not believe this was delivered by any official delivery service,” Manley said, specifically citing the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, DHL or others.Manley said that these are “very powerful devices” and they caused “significant” damage to the houses involved in both the March 2 blast as well as the first explosion this morning.The FBI told ABC News that it was responding to the first reported explosion and assisting Austin police, who are the lead agency handling the situation.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent staff from both its national response team and reinforcements to bolster local field resources. The national response team is the entity that goes into major incidents to investigate complex fires and explosions — most recently the church fires in the south and the Oakland warehouse catastrophe.Today’s blasts come at a particularly busy time for Austin, as the city hosts the annual SXSW music, film and technology conference from March 13 until March 18.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a $15,000 award for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons involved with the blasts.“I want to assure all Texans, and especially those in Austin, that local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working diligently to find those responsible for these heinous crimes,” Abbott said in a statement announcing the reward.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Indiana police officer killed in high-speed chase

first_imgBenjamin Eads, of Freedom, Ind., is pictured in this mugshot. Credit: Indiana State Police(CHARLESTOWN, Ind.) — A police officer in southeastern Indiana was killed in a high-speed chase Wednesday night, authorities said.The pursuit began in Clark County when Sgt. Benton Bertram of the Charlestown Police Department attempted to pull over a teal colored 1998 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation on Indiana State Road 3. The driver sped off and fled into neighboring Scott County.As Bertram chased the car and approached the intersection with Indiana State Road 56 east of Scottsburg, the officer lost control of his vehicle, driving off the roadway and hitting a tree in the front yard of a nearby residence. Bertram, 35, died at the scene of the crash, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.He was a nine-year veteran of the Charlestown Police Department.“Charlestown suffered a great loss last evening of one its police officers in the line duty,” Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall said in a statement on Facebook early Thursday morning. “We have a small close knit department and it is like losing one of our family.”Authorities later located the driver of the car that Bertram was pursuing, identified as 35-year-old Benjamin Eads of Freedom, Indiana. He was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and auto theft. He was being held at the Scott County Jail, police said.Indiana State Road 56 remained closed until 4:30 a.m. local time Thursday as investigators remained on scene, trying to reconstruct the crash.“At this time, the crash and pursuit are still under investigation,” Sgt. Carey Huls of the Indiana State Police said in a press release Thursday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Charity sets up helpline for smokers

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Charity sets up helpline for smokersOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today At least 17 per cent of smokers were planning to give up this new year,according to research by Quit. The charity launched its helpline to encourage the 8.5 million smokers whoit says would like to give up smoking but need advice and support in order todo so. It claims that only 3 per cent of those who try to quit through willpoweralone actually succeed and offers an action plan and a range of supportmaterials for healthcare professionals to help smokers who want to give up. Thequitline number is 0800 002200. www.thetimeisright.co.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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OUSU Women’s campaign stands up for safe spaces

first_imgOxford University Women’s Campaign has expressed its solidarity with a Goldsmiths student who was recently criticised by certain sections of the press for creating a safe space for BME women at her university.Bahar Mustafa, the Welfare and Diversity Officer at Goldsmiths’ student union, organised a discussion on Wednesday 22nd April focusing on a range of topics, including ‘diversifying the curriculum’ and ‘challenging the white-centric culture of occupations’.Mustafa posted on the Facebook event on 15th April requesting that white people and/or men not attend. The event description was later amended to read, “ALLIES NOW WELCOME !!!”Mustafa’s posting was picked up by a number of media outlets. Lara Prendergast, Online Editor for The Spectator, described the event as “essentially the proposition of racial segregation in a British university.”Oxford’s WomCam issued a statement that read, “We the Oxford Women’s Campaign Committee stand in solidarity with Bahar Mustafa… recently lambasted in the right-wing press for carving out a small safe space in her university for BME women. Too often is the rhetoric of the ‘oppressed white man’ used to silence people fighting for a world free from oppression.“This needs to stop – there cannot be reverse racism, or reverse sexism, or any other reverse ‘discrimination’ when the structures of society under British Late Capitalism are geared towards oppression… We should be proud of our safest spaces and not be expected to mould our movement just so that it fits the most privileged in society.”They also urged readers to sign a change.org petition in solidarity.Speaking to Cherwell, Mustafa commented, “The amount of racist and sexist abuse I’ve received illustrates the need for more resources to be put into the promotion of liberation struggles both on and off campus.“However, despite the negative press from questionable ‘news’ sources, a positive thing has emerged from these attacks, which is the realisation that when we stand together we are strong enough to overcome the challenges we face in organising politically.“I am overwhelmed and grateful for all the solidarity I have received and cannot wait to turn that momentum back against the racists and sexists that would see us silenced.”Aliya Yule, OUSU’s Women’s Campaign officer, told Cherwell, “WomCam often has closed franchise meetings. Through our working groups, we have spaces where we ask that only queer women attend, and spaces which are solely for women of colour, alongside others.“These spaces ensure that we give liberation groups the ability to carve out a liberation movement which is our own, and ensure that the work we do to fight against oppression is led by those oppressed groups.“I stand firmly in solidarity with Bahar Mustafa, and we must ask why it is that she has been attacked by national media on this occasion, why this organising meeting was wilfully misrepresented, and why she has been targeted with harassment and abuse for standing up for closed franchise spaces, and in particular for women of colour, who so often are marginalised even within activist circles.”last_img read more

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Legislature Full Of Bills Impacting Local Government

first_imgLegislature Full Of bills Impacting Local Governmentsubmitted by Joshua A. Claybourn is Counsel in the Law Firm’s Of Jackson Kelly PLLC .Evansville, IndianaWith hundreds of bills before the Indiana legislature this session, many have the potential to substantially impact Hoosier municipalities and local governments. Accelerating Indiana Municipalities (AIM), formerly Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, has a helpful bill tracking list and legislative summary with bills affecting local government. Of particular note are three bills described in more detail below: road funding (HB 1002), personal property tax (HB 1311), and short term rentals (HB 1133).Road fundingBoth the House, Senate, and Governor all seem to agree on the need for more infrastructure and road funding this session with the only disagreement over how best to pay for it. HB 1002, which has received the most attention, provides for a gas tax increase and more fees on vehicle registrations.Bill Would Reduce Property Tax BaseThe personal property tax bill, HB 1311, reduces the property tax base in all communities by lowering the minimum floor on the value of depreciable personal property from 30% to 20% over a 10 year period. In addition, the bill eliminates the addbacks of a taxpayer’s federal income tax deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities in the definitions of “adjusted gross income” under the adjusted gross income tax law and the financial institutions tax law. HB 1311 would undoubtedly cause property tax rates to rise and force local governments to hit tax caps sooner. Because of the negative impact on local government revenue, AIM opposes the bill, but the Indiana Manufacturers’ Association and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce are supporting it.Battle Over Airbnb listingsThe city of Carmel has issued a warning to residents who list their homes or apartments on Airbnb that doing so is a violation of the city’s zoning ordinances. Building commissioner Jim Blanchard notified homeowners they must remove their home from Airbnb or similar websites within 10 days or face further action from the city’s code enforcement inspector until they have been granted a zoning change or legal variance from the city. “Your home is an area that is classified as a Residential Single Family zone, which means you are welcome to use your home as a residence,” the letter states. “But you are not able to suddenly turn it into a restaurant, a dry-cleaning business, factory or — as is apparently the case now — a hotel or bed-and-breakfast.”In response to these type of attacks on networks like Airbnb, Rep. Lehman (R-Berne) introduced HB 1133 to prohibit local units from banning short term rentals and limit how locals may regulate them. As outlined in the bill, a “short term rental” is property offered to the public for rental for less than 30 consecutive days. The bill prohibits locals from regulating how these businesses operate in their communities, except in statutorily-defined instances – for example, fire and building safety, sanitation, transportation, traffic control and pollution control.This legislation follows a trend nationwide and in Indiana to prevent local government from regulating certain activity. In March 2016 the Indy Star did a story on the subject, “State to locals: ‘You can’t do that. Or that. The illusion of home rule,” which notes existing bans on local regulation of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft as well as bans on regulating plastic bags. Although AIM has not taken a position on this particular bill, AIM notes fundamental opposition to pre-emption legislation.FOOTNOTES NOTES: Joshua A. Claybourn is Counsel in the Firm’s Evansville, Indiana, office. As a member of the Commercial Law and Health Care and Finance Practice Groups, Mr. Claybourn advises clients in matters of business and corporate law, governmental services and public finance. He has extensive experience providing solutions‑oriented advice on a wide range of legal issues, including complex commercial transactions, regulatory compliance and economic development.Mr. Claybourn regularly provides counsel for governmental units on general municipal law issues and has represented governmental entities in negotiations of economic incentives, including tax abatements and tax increment financing. He also works with municipal units of government to secure public and private financing and serves as bond counsel for their financings, including general obligation, utility revenue and special taxing district issues.Prior to joining Jackson Kelly, Mr. Claybourn worked in‑house with a large publicly‑traded energy holding company. As a result, Mr. Claybourn has extensive experience with municipal and utility matters before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in numerous complaint cases, rulemakings and other proceedings. This experience provides him with the knowledge and skills to approach clients’ problems from both a legal and business perspective.A native of Evansville, Mr. Claybourn is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He was recognized by Indiana Lawyer in its first statewide award as an “Up and Coming” lawyer. He is actively involved in the community and helps lead and support several civic and non‑profitFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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