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Endless / BLAUW architecten

first_imgArchDaily Endless / BLAUW architecten CopyHouses•Nijmegen, The Netherlands The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/332707/endless-blauw-architecten Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Jan de Vries / Daph+ 11 Share Houses “COPY” Photographs Area:  49 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: BLAUW architecten Area Area of this architecture project Endless / BLAUW architectenSave this projectSaveEndless / BLAUW architecten 2009 Photographs:  Jan de Vries / DaphIndefinitelyExtension house Nijmegen, relationship with infinity …A house on a ridge at the Beekmandalseweg Nijmegen. A splendid context, the old house on the hill overlooking the polder. A task submitted with the pleasant ambition of our client resulted in an interesting and exciting process from sketch to implementation.Save this picture!Original HouseThere is no transition between landscape and roof of the extension. The countryside creeps in the roof construction at the existing house, it creates harmony between living and environment. View The program is organized around the terrace, a sheltered spot, in the angle of the rising volume. The great facade, gives the residents a great view and the relationship with the outside. Save this picture!© Jan de Vries / DaphInformal entrance Due to the extension, a second entrance is created which manifest the daily activities of the family in the plan around this new sheltered spot.Save this picture!DiagramRoutingThe formal entrance on Beekman Dalseweg maintained. By entering the sight line, through the entire width of the house, gives you the view on the lateral moraine on the west side. This creates a logical routing, running past the kitchen into the living room one is received. Here opens the property by overlooking the Ooypolder.Save this picture!© Jan de Vries / DaphRust rests The expansion is performed in Corten steel. The transience of this material shows appreciation for existing. The warm and natural tones correspond to primer of the moraine.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Haze’ Pavilion Proposal / Salon2Articles’Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future’ EventArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/332707/endless-blauw-architecten Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeBLAUW architectenOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNijmegenHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on February 15, 2013Cite: “Endless / BLAUW architecten” 15 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave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

One in a Million – Red Cross Week

first_img The British Red Cross is aiming to raise £1 million in this year’s Red Cross Week, which runs from 6-12 May 2012.This advert encourages people to get involved: “from shaking a bucket to holding a cake sale, every pound counts and makes a difference to people’s lives around the world.”There’s even a dedicated Twitter account for the campaign – @beoneinamillion – run by an intern.www.redcrossweek.org.uk Howard Lake | 23 March 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One in a Million – Red Cross Week About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement  39 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Individual giving  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Charlottesville: Momento clave en la lucha unida contra el fascismo

first_img14 de agosto de 2017 La siguiente es una declaración del Partido Workers World – Mundo Obrero, que envió a muchas/os de sus miembros a Charlottesville, Virginia, para derrotar a los nazis y al Klan que marcharon allí.La salida a la luz del día de un movimiento abiertamente fascista en Estados Unidos, como sucedió el 11 y 12 de agosto en Charlottesville, Virginia, confirma al menos tres cosas sobre el estado de este país.En primer lugar, la manipulación de los medios de comunicación y las maniobras financieras por parte de una importante sección de extrema derecha de la clase multimillonaria para posicionar a uno de los suyos en la Casa Blanca ha envalentonado a la escoria más racista, antiinmigrante, anti musulmana, antisemita, misógina, supremacista y asesina de esta decadente sociedad capitalista.En segundo lugar, el movimiento progresista que ha crecido en defensa de los derechos de las/os trabajadores, las comunidades oprimidas negra, latina y originaria, las mujeres, las personas LGBTQ y las/os inmigrantes, rechaza ser intimidado por estos matones fuertemente armados. Las/os que protestaban contra los nazis y KKK lucharon con un valor increíble en Charlottesville.Y tercero, la policía y otras fuerzas represivas de esta “democracia” capitalista no son protección contra la ultra-derecha. De hecho, permitieron que los fanáticos armados llevaran a cabo un desfile de antorchas tipo Nazi y Klan a través de la ciudad, algo que habría sido impensable hace apenas unos años. El movimiento progresista necesita seguir siendo autosuficiente, combativo y unido.Los fascistas eran casi exclusivamente hombres blancos. Las/os contra-manifestantes representaban un frente unido en la acción de un amplio espectro de personas, predominantemente jóvenes, de todos los grupos demográficos de este país. Fue un atisbo inspirador del tipo de unidad y solidaridad que se necesita para vencer a los intolerantes y los plutócratas, poner fin a la violencia diaria contra las/os oprimidos, y provocar un cambio social revolucionario.Aquellos de la clase gobernante que ven su reputación dañada, están horrorizados por lo que pasó, pero no por las razones correctas. Quieren seguir explotando y dominando la mayor parte del mundo, pero detrás de un velo de “democracia” y “derechos humanos”.Ellos se incomodaron cuando por primera vez Trump comentó públicamente sobre el ataque asesino de uno de los fascistas que lanzó su automóvil contra una densa multitud de manifestantes, matando a la activista Heather Heyer e hiriendo a decenas más. El racista gobernante no pudo ni siquiera intentar mencionar a los grupos responsables, diciendo que condenaba “a muchos lados, a muchos lados”. Tres días después de la atrocidad, finalmente lo obligaron a ir por segunda vez a las cámaras y leer de un guión en el que los racistas y los nazis fueron nombrados.Los acontecimientos en Charlottesville serán recordados por mucho tiempo como un momento clave en el movimiento en desarrollo para derribar las murallas de la supremacía blanca y todas las formas de intolerancia y unir a las fuerzas populares que luchan por un mundo mejor. La gente está mostrando con sus acciones que sólo tomando la lucha por la justicia en sus propias manos, sin confianza en los órganos del poder estatal, pueden lograr progreso.El 14 de agosto, jóvenes de Durham, Carolina del Norte, derribaron una estatua confederada con sus propias manos, expresando su furia por el asesinato en Charlottesville.¡Viva la lucha independiente de este nuevo movimiento progresista contra los fascistas, la policía y el establecimiento capitalista!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Authorities seek to suppress news of plight of held journalists

first_img January 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities seek to suppress news of plight of held journalists Organisation News Receive email alerts RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today expresses its deep concern in respect of the conditions in whichjournalists and political opponents have been held since the demonstrations of 19 December2010.“The pressures exerted on them and their defence teams, and the efforts to limit dissemination ofnews about them, recall the repression campaigns of the Soviet era,” the organization says today.Visits by lawyers to their clients are strictly limited under the pretext that the detention centreonly has one room set aside for this purpose. The lawyer for Natalia Radzina, editor in chiefof Charter 97, was able to see her on 19 January 2011. He found her unwell, suffering frombronchitis and influenza. Irina Khalip, journalist with Novaya Gazeta and wife of oppositioncandidate Andrei Sanikov, has not seen a lawyer since 30 December.The couple (at present in prison and facing jail terms of five to 15 years) have been subject topsychological pressures, with the Belarusian authorities saying that the mother of Irina Khalipneeded to be declared suitable if she was to take care of the couple’s three year old son.Otherwise he would be placed in an orphanage. After 10 days the grandmother was finally able totake over his care. The couple have also been accused by the official journal of having fomenteda coup d’état, backed by Poland and GermanyIn another development on 20 January the Minsk Bar Association (MCBA) advised its membersonly to reply to written questions from journalists and to require them to submit their articlesbefore publication.“The MCBA has published this recommendation under pressure from the justice ministry whichis trying to limit as much as possible access to news about the political opposition and journalistsfacing prosecution for taking part in an illegal demonstration,” said Andrei Bastunets, lawyerfor the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), a partner organization of Reporters WithoutBorders.“This recommendation is not a legal act and should not have legal consequences.”If the advice is followed, journalists will no longer be able to conduct interviews by telephone.This directive will help isolate the detainees and prevent them being defended at the national orinternational level.Pressure continues to be exercised on media professionals. On 18 January, Barys Haretski,correspondent of the Polish radio station Racyja, was given a 14-day jail sentence. He had beenarrested on 17 January by a KGB officer while interviewing contacts of opposition activists onthe grounds that he did not have accreditation. He was charged with having taken part in thedemonstration of 19 December. But on that day he was covering the demonstration for RadioRacyja.He is one of about 30 journalists arrested for taking part in the demonstration, although they weresimply carrying out their duties. The KGB officers also searched the apartment of his motherand brother. Movsun Gaszhiyev, the correspondent of the Russian daily Kommersant, has alsobeen the victim of this kind of pressure. He was told by the foreign ministry that his accreditation( which he has had since 2008) will not in the end be extended because of “inexactitudes” in hisdocuments.Also on 17 January Yohen Vaskovitch, a young journalist from Bobruisky Kuryer was arrestedand sentenced, for the second time, to 10 days in prison for “vandalism”. His editors say thaton 16 December, the day he is supposed to have committed the offence, he was on a jobobserving the electoral process in several polling stations. He had already been given a 12 daysentence on 19 December and had refused to sign an undertaking that he would not take part ina demonstration. His apartment was also searched and his computer seized.On 20 January the heads of the official station ONT told journalist Siarhey Darafeyeu that hewould soon be banned from presenting the discussion programme Vybar. The decision came amonth after the special edition “Election Day” during which he had openly questioned the legalityof the presidential vote. He succeeded in making the official from the electoral commissionrecognize that the electoral process had been blemished by violations of the law. He also askedofficials to explain why voters were not allowed to organize demonstrations and why oppositionmembers had not been able to act as observers.Darafeyeu says he did not break the law and does not understand why he can no longer presentthe programme.“All the programmes I have presented are in full agreement with Belarusian law and journalisticnorms,” he told Reporters Without Borders.Finally in recent days at least six BAJ members have been questioned by KGB officers about the19 December demonstrations.While President Alexander Lukashenko (who was officially sworn in on 21 January) strivesto defend the legitimacy of his re-election, the European and US authorities have announcedsanctions against his regime.On 20 January the European Parliament condemned the repression conducted by the Belarusiangovernment and called for the organization of new free and democratic elections. The committeeof ministers of the Council of Europe is due to take a decision on 31 January on the restrictionof visas for Belarusian officials and on a freeze on the financial aid given by the InternationalMonetary Fund. A group of US senators has called on the European authorities to undertake jointmeasures with the United States, entailing real consequences, to stem the repression. May 27, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Follow the news on Belarus News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Political row in Limerick over plum €6,000 a year job

first_imgTwitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Joe LeddinLABOUR councillor Joe Leddin has called on Sinn Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan to resign his position as chairman of the Council’s Transportation Committee after a pact between the two parties came unstuck over the plum €6,000-a-year role.A political row has erupted with Cllr Quinlivan refusing to hand over the reins of the chairmanship to Labour’s Frankie Daly after he sided with Fianna Fail last year for a position with Paul Partnership without Sinn Fein’s prior knowledge. Cllr Daly was due to take over from Cllr Quinlivan as Transportation Committee chairman last month.Labour Party leader on Limerick City and County Council, Joe Leddin said he is disappointed by Cllr Quinlivan’s decision to retain the chairmanship.“To state that the Labour Party broke the agreement is pure folly. I have to ask why did Cllr Quinlivan wait 12 months to state the agreement was broken?” Leddin asked.“I met Cllr Quinlivan only last month to advise that the Labour Party would be nominating a candidate for the chairmanship of the Transportation Committee for the next 12 months.”According to Cllr Leddin, the original agreement provided for Sinn Fein to hold the chairmanship for three years and the Labour Party for two years over the lifetime of the five year Council term on a rotation basis.Cllr Maurice Quinlivan“The reality is that despite my phone calls, and emails to Cllr Quinlivan to meet and discuss this issue he has decided to retain the salaried position as chairman. Whatever disagreement Cllr Quinlivan has with his northside colleague Cllr Daly should not impact on the agreement we made last year as respective party leaders.If Cllr Quinlivan no longer wishes to honour the agreement he made with the Labour Party that facilitated his appointment as chairman then he should do the honourable thing and resign and let the Council decide who should chair the Transportation Committee.”Cllr Quinlivan deemed Cllr Leddin’s comments as “laughable”.“He is asking me to resign so that he can get the job for himself — which tells you all you need to know about the priorities of the Labour Party on this council. Poor Joe is so busy throwing his toys out of the pram  that he must have forgotten that it was his party, Labour, that broke the technical arrangement that was made with our party,” the local Sinn Fein leader claimed.“That arrangement was agreed in order to ensure some degree of fairness with regard to distribution of positions but it was broken almost as soon as it began by Cllr Leddin’s colleague Frankie Daly. Perhaps Joe should have a chat with Frankie — that’s if they’re still talking to each other. My main project and aim is to deliver for the people of Limerick and I am not going to be distracted from that.” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsPoliticsPolitical row in Limerick over plum €6,000 a year jobBy Alan Jacques – July 10, 2015 719 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSCllr Joe LeddinCllr Maurice QuinlivanLabour PartylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Advertisement Facebook Previous articleIbec call for ambitious capital investment for LimerickNext articleForum backs UHL motion Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emaillast_img read more

Donegal Deputy Doherty says banking inquiry a distraction from water charges

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – April 30, 2014 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The government has been accused of deliberately timing the banking inquiry to distract from its ongoing problems over water charges.Sinn Féin says many senior bankers are still facing criminal trials – and that it doesn’t know why the inquiry is being organised now.Enda Kenny has confirmed that the Dáil and Seanad will be asked to finalise the arrangements for the inquiry next week.But Donegal South-West Deputy Pearse Doherty says he believes the inquiry is a deliberate distraction from the government’s own problems:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/17dohe1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Donegal Deputy Doherty says banking inquiry a distraction from water chargescenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleElderly man dies in tragic accident in BallybofeyNext articleStrabane doctors’ surgery criticised for charging to have postal vote form signed News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Google+last_img read more

Rapid Antigen Tests To Be Provided In All Govt Dispensaries, Priority Will Be Given To Special Surveillance Groups: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesRapid Antigen Tests To Be Provided In All Govt Dispensaries, Priority Will Be Given To Special Surveillance Groups: Delhi Govt Informs Delhi HC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi14 July 2020 9:21 AMShare This – xDelhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that as per the order passed on July 09, Rapid Antigen Testing would be offered in all the Delhi Government run dispensaries and poly clinics on all working days, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The Delhi Government will further ensure that the Special Surveillance Groups are tested on priority. The information was given to…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?LoginDelhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that as per the order passed on July 09, Rapid Antigen Testing would be offered in all the Delhi Government run dispensaries and poly clinics on all working days, from 9 AM to 12 noon. The Delhi Government will further ensure that the Special Surveillance Groups are tested on priority. The information was given to the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad in a plea seeking ramping of testing facilities in Delhi for COVID19. Today, the court was informed that the Director General of Health Services, Delhi Government, has asked all the hospitals run by the Delhi Government to undertake Point of Care testing in the form of Rapid Antigen Detection Test of eligible individuals in terms of an Order issued on 5.7.2020. In addition to this, an order has been passed by the said department on July 09 which mandates private hospitals to ensure that RAT test is conducted in respect of all the eligible individuals. Mr Satyakam, who appeared for the Delhi Government, further submitted that the process of conducting sero-surveillance has concluded and now the government is awaiting the report from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Delhi Government was conducting sero-surveillance, the process of collecting testing samples from concentrated areas, to find out as to whether the community transmission has taken place or not. In addition to this, the Indian Council for Medical Research submitted that 450 applications have been received from private hospitals and laboratories in Delhi for seeking authorization to undertake the RAT test, out of which 150 applications have been allowed and 300 applications are pending on account of certain procedural formalities required to be completed by the applicants. The Petitioner, at this point, submitted that the computed statement filed by the Delhi Government does not reflect as to how many persons who had undergone the RAT tests and turned out to be COVID negative, were made to undergo the RT PCR test. He further stated that the said figures will correctly reflect the extent of ramping up of tests that the Government of NCT of Delhi claims it has done. In light of these submissions, the court directed the NCDC to reveal the analysis arrived at on the basis of Sero-surveillance sample testing undertaken all over Delhi. The matter will next be taken up on July 16. Case Title: Rakesh Malhotra v. GNCTDClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

George Floyd protest updates: Nearly 60 police resign from team over suspension of officers who shoved protester

first_imgSteel Brooks/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBy WILLIAM MANSELL and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis and across the United States.Second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. The three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four officers have been fired.Governors in 32 states and Washington, D.C., have activated more than 32,400 members of the National Guard. This story is being updated throughout the day Friday. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern:5:37 p.m. Buffalo police attack suspect releases statementAn attorney representing Martin Gugino released a statement on behalf of this client who is in serious but stable condition after he was shoved by Buffalo police officers during a protest.Gugino is alert and oriented, according to his attorney Kelly V. Zarcone.“Mr. Gugino has been a longtime peaceful protester, human rights advocate and overall fan of the U.S. Constitution for many years,” Zarcone said.“He appreciates all of the well wishes he has received and requests that any further protests continue to be peaceful,” Zarcone added.5:13 p.m. Canadian PM takes a knee at demonstrationCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a protest in Parliament Hill in Ottawa.The prime minister didn’t make a speech but clapped with the group and then took a knee while holding a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.3:45 p.m.: Manhattan District Attorney says they will not prosecute protesters for low-level offensesManhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s offices said Friday afternoon that they will decline to prosecute protesters arrested for low-level offenses like unlawful assembly or disorderly conduct.The policy aims to minimize unnecessary interactions with the criminal justice system.“The prosecution of protestors charged with these low-level offenses undermines critical bonds between law enforcement and the communities we serve,” the office said in a statement. “Days after the killing of George Floyd, our nation and our city are at a crossroads in our continuing endeavor to confront racism and systemic injustice wherever it exists.”“Our office has a moral imperative to enact public policies which assure all New Yorkers that in our justice system and our society, black lives matter and police violence is a crime,” the statement added. “We commend the thousands of our fellow New Yorkers who have peacefully assembled to demand these achievable aims, and our door is open to any New Yorker who wishes to be heard.”If there is evidence that individuals personally participated in violence against police officers, destruction or looting, they will be charged with appropriate crimes, the office added.4:20 p.m.: Gov. Newsom says he will look into ban on use of strangleholdsIn a news conference Friday calling for “change,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will look into a ban on the use of strangleholds similar to the one that killed Floyd. The governor said that he wants to standardize the engagement protocols throughout the state instead of having different protocols across local jurisdictions.He added that “chokeholds” have been illegal in California, but “strangleholds” have continued to be allowed.“The black community does not need to change. We need to change. We have a responsibility to change,” Newsom said. “Our institutions need to change. Our capacity of understanding needs to change.”“Protestors have the right to not be harassed,” he added. “They have the right to protest peacefully. They have the right to not be arrested, gassed, shot at by projectiles. That’s a simple value statement and I want to make that crystal clear.”3:45 p.m.: San Francisco implementing police reforms to safeguard against false accusations from policeSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said the city is implementing a new policy requiring that prosecutors review all available evidence before charging any case involving allegations of resisting, obstructing police officers or assault on officers.The district attorney’s office said the new policies are meant to safeguard against false accusations by police to cover up misconduct.The announcement comes a day after city leaders said they are determined to shift funds from the police department to instead go toward the black community.3:30 p.m.: Nearly 60 Buffalo police resign from Emergency Response Team in protest of suspension of officers who shoved older man57 members of the Buffalo Police Department have resigned from the Emergency Response Team, but remain on the force, according to an official from their union.John Evans, president of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, said the move was meant to protest the suspensions of two officers involved in the caught-on-video shove of an older man at a protest.The 75-year-old protester was seen shoved by police to the ground and bleeding from his head in a now-viral video.Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said he had not heard about the 57 officers resigning from the Emergency Response Team at a press conference Friday afternoon. He added, however, that if they resigned that indicates to him that the officers didn’t see anything wrong with actions taken last night.3:20 p.m.: DC Chief of Police says no arrests made in Thursday’s protestsPeter Newsham, the Washington, D.C. chief of police, announced that for the second consecutive day, there were no arrests made in the nation’s capital during Thursday’s protests.Newsham said they are gearing up for what they expect to be the largest demonstration yet on Saturday, but he is hopeful it will be a peaceful one.3 p.m.: Ohio National Guard member removed for ‘white supremacist ideology’A member of the Ohio National Guard has been removed from an assignment in Washington, D.C., after the FBI uncovered that they had expressed white supremacist ideology on the internet.The FBI is investigating and the individual has been suspended from all missions at this time. Gov. Mike DeWine said on Twitter that it is “highly likely” the individual will be permanently removed from the Ohio National Guard.“While I fully support everyone’s right to free speech, Guardsmen and women are sworn to protect all of us, regardless of race, ethnic background, or religion,” he added.2:20 p.m.: Minneapolis temporarily bans police using chokeholdsThe Minneapolis City Council has voted unanimously to approve a temporary restraining order which would ban police officers from using chokeholds and other neck restraints.It would also require officers to report any unauthorized use of force by their colleagues while still on the scene, regardless of rank.Moreover, according to the language in the temporary restraining order, if officers don’t intervene, they will be disciplined as though they themselves are the ones who used unauthorized force.Going forward, the Minneapolis police chief will have to authorize the use of crowd control weapons, including chemical agents such as tear gas.The police department will now have 45 days to clear out a current backlog of complaints against officers. After that, complaints have to be addressed within 30 days.Currently, body camera footage is only reviewed when a complaint against an officer is made. The temporary restraining order would require all footage to be audited.“This is a moment in time where we can totally change how our police department operates,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said. “We cannot fail.”2:04 p.m.: Trump blasts DC mayor as ‘incompetent’As the tensions between Trump and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser escalate, the president blasted her as “incompetent” on Twitter Friday after she asked that he remove all federal law enforcement and military presence from the city.“The incompetent Mayor of Washington, D.C., @MayorBowser, who’s budget is totally out of control and is constantly coming back to us for “handouts”, is now fighting with the National Guard, who saved her from great embarrassment over the last number of nights,” Trump wrote. “If she doesn’t treat these men and women well, then we’ll bring in a different group of men and women!” I request that @realDonaldTrump withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our city. pic.twitter.com/AvaJfQ0mxP— Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020 1:39 p.m.: Remaining active duty troops in D.C. area ordered homeActive duty troops stationed just outside of Washington D.C., have been ordered to return to their home bases at Fort Bragg and Fort Drum.The 1600 troops were never positions in D.C. Instead, they remained on standby at Joint Base Andrews.1:00 p.m.: Biden calls Trump’s comments about Floyd ‘despicable’Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said the remarks Trump made earlier about Floyd looking down and seeing a “great day” for the country were “despicable.”“Before I speak to the economic situation, I have to take a moment to address something that the president said this morning. Toward the end of his remarks, President Trump said that he hopes that, quote, ‘George Floyd is looking down and seeing this is a great day for our country,’” Biden said at a news briefing in Dover, Delaware.“We’re speaking of a man who was brutally killed by an act of needless violence and by a larger tide of injustice that has metastasized on this president’s watch as he’s moved to split us based on race and religion, ethnicity,” Biden added. “George Floyd’s last words, I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe, have echoed all across this nation and quite frankly around the world.”He continued: “For the president to try to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd I frankly think is despicable.”12:45 p.m.: FBI claims law enforcement and public being threatened with explosives at or near protestsThe Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Explosive Task Force issued a bulletin to police agencies across the country warning that law enforcement is being threatened with explosives at or near protests.They say the most common type of devices being used are Molotov cocktails and fireworks.“The danger posed to law enforcement officers and the general public from both (improvised incendiary devices) and fireworks is substantial,” the bulletin notes. “Both tactics can cause serious injury and death, and significant damage to infrastructure and automobiles.”A week ago today, NYPD vehicles in New York City were targeted with Molotov cocktails during protests in Brooklyn. No cops were injured, but three people were charged with federal riot offenses.12:00 p.m.: US Attorney for the Western District of New York reacts to Buffalo police shoving older protester to the groundIn a statement reacting to the viral video of an older American protester who was shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York James Kennedy said the officers involved have been suspended pending further investigation.“Last night, after seeing the video of the incident occurring in front of City Hall, I was concerned and immediately contacted both BPD Commissioner Lockwood and FBI Acting SAC Guyton. The officers involved have been suspended pending further investigation,” Kennedy said. “On behalf of the entire law enforcement community, I offer our sincere best wishes to the injured gentleman, as we hope and pray for his speedy and complete recovery.”Earlier Friday, the Erie County District Attorney’s office confirmed they were investigating the incident, and said the man seen in the video bleeding from his ear was being treated for a head injury at the Erie County Medical Center.10:50 a.m.: Trump references death of Floyd in speech touting job gainsIn a last-minute news conference to discuss this morning’s job report, President Trump said he hoped Floyd was “looking down” from heaven “and saying, ‘This is a great thing happening for our country.’”“We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, ‘this is a great thing happening for our country,’” the president said. “This is a great day for him, this is a great day for everybody. This is great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality. It’s really what our Constitution requires, and it’s what our country is all about.”The president’s comments about Floyd came after he said governors should use the National Guard to “dominate the streets,” adding from scripted remarks that “every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender, or creed.”10:30 a.m.: Bill de Blasio pledges ‘change in the NYPD’New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has come under fire for his handling of the Floyd protests in New York City, pledged in a news conference Friday: “You will see change in this city, you will see change in the NYPD.”“We simply have not gone far enough. The status quo is still broken, it must change,” he added.The mayor said this “will be the work for the next year and a half of this administration — to make more change, to make it urgently, to make it powerfully and to make it clear.”He said that work will “proceed immediately,” and “you will see those results and you will judge for yourself, as all New Yorkers do.”“Even though we say that phrase words matter and words do matter, actions matter more and that’s what we have to achieve,” he said. He also promised increased transparency.De Blasio said that the protests in New York City Thursday were “overwhelmingly peaceful” and that there was little to no property damage. He added that there is no circumstance in which a member of the news media doing their job and covering the protests should be arrested. He also urged everyone who attended protests in New York City to get tested for COVID-19.Finally, the mayor said that essential workers who are doing their jobs amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will be exempt from the citywide curfew.10:15 a.m.: Vice President Mike Pence to attend ‘listening session’ in MarylandThe vice president will attend a “listening session with faith and community leaders” in Beltsville, Maryland, today at 12 p.m. ET.The announcement comes as calls for President Trump to listen to the messages of the protesters across the nation mount and as the president has remained largely defensive and out of sight as the country reels from the death of Floyd.Pence on Thursday met with a group of black conservative leaders, a White House official said. He shared a photo of the meeting on his Twitter account, saying he was grateful to “hear their insights about how we can move our Nation forward in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd and the protests and rioting that have ensued.”9:30 a.m.: Mayor asks Trump to remove federal law enforcement and military presence from Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking the president to remove “extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our city” as tensions escalate in the nation’s capital.Bowser said she has ended the state of emergency in the nation’s capital due to the demonstrations.“The protestors have been peaceful, and last night, the Metropolitan Police Department did not make a single arrest,” Bowser wrote. “Therefore, I am requesting that you withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from Washington, DC.”Bowser said that the lack of an identifying insignia among the law enforcement officers in D.C. adds confusion for protesters, and “creates unnecessary risks for both protesters and officers.”center_img 7:19 a.m.: NYPD arrests at least 250 protesters ThursdayThe New York City Police Department arrested at least 250 people during largely peaceful protests that extended beyond the 8 p.m. curfew Thursday.In a break from the previous night’s practice in which police issued an hour of warnings, officers Thursday night immediately began making arrests in the Bronx at 8 p.m. There was a second group of arrests on the Upper West Side and more in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.For a second straight night, officials said there was little if any looting/vandalism and only minor injuries to just a few officers. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio was upset a delivery man was detained in the Upper West Side roundup.“Just got off the phone with @NYPDShea after seeing the troubling video of a delivery worker arrested by police while doing his job. This is NOT acceptable and must stop,” de Blasio tweeted. “Food delivery is essential work and is EXEMPTED from the curfew. Same goes for journalists covering protests and out doing their jobs. They are essential workers, too. We WILL protect their rights. The public depends on the information they provide.”5:56 a.m.: 66% of US disapproves of Trump’s response to George Floyd’s deathNearly two-thirds of the country disapproves of President Donald Trump’s response of George Floyd’s death, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.Only 32% of Americans approve of Trump’s reaction in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, which has sparked thousands and thousands of protesters in dozens of cities demanding racial justice.Troubling for Trump is that only 69% of Republicans approve of his response to Floyd’s death. Democrats were nearly unanimous in their response, with 96% of poll respondents disapproving of Trump’s handling of the protests.Majorities across racial groups, too, disapprove of the president’s response to Floyd’s death, with the sharpest rebuke of the president coming from blacks, with 90% disapproval, compared to 59% of whites and 74% of Hispanics.4:25 a.m.: North Dakota National Guard activated ahead of Friday demonstrationsMore than 250 Minnesota and North Dakota National Guard members are being sent to their states’ borders ahead of planned protests Friday in Fargo, North Dakota.“The North Dakota National Guard is ready to assist local authorities to protect lives, property and critical infrastructure, preserve peace, and ensure public safety,” a North Dakota National Guard spokesman told ABC News. “We have a company sized element from the 131 Military Police Battalion supporting this mission. Roughly 160 Soldiers.”North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum made the call on Wednesday to activate the troops after authorities received credible threats.The mayor’s office in Fargo said the North Dakota Guard would be on hand to help keep the peace during demonstrations planned for Friday.“Based on received threats, Fargo City Hall, the downtown Fargo Public Library and Fargo Municipal Court will be fully closed on Friday with all employees working remotely,” the city of Fargo said in a statement. “The North Dakota National Guard has been activated to protect public infrastructure.”The city said multiple organizations will take part in the “OneFargo” event Friday at a local park that is intended to be a family and community event. The city, however, said no protesters would be allowed to block public rights of way in any part of the city.“The City will not tolerate violent acts targeting any individuals or property. The department will continually monitor any threats. We believe threats may exist but we don’t have information suggesting there are specific targets regarding downtown businesses,” the city said in a statement Thursday. “Business and property owners may make their own decisions as to what precautions they believe are best for them.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant Professor – Ornamental Crop Innovation Technologist

first_imgOptional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeStatement of Teaching PhilosophyStatement of Research and/or GoalsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentationOther Documentation (2)Other Posting DetailsJob TitleAssistant Professor – Ornamental Crop Innovation TechnologistPosting NumberP0078FJob Description SummaryThe Department of Horticulture at Auburn University is seekingapplications for the position of Assistant Professor – OrnamentalCrop Innovation Technologist. This position will be a nine-month,tenure-track faculty position with a 75% research and 25% teachingappointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2021.Responsibilities: Research priorities for this position will focuson adapting and/or developing technologies to reduce labor costsand improve production efficiency of the Alabama ornamental nurseryindustry. Example technologies include, but are not limited to,Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID ), crop sensing, internet ofthings (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and cloudcomputing. Specific applications important to the ornamentalnursery industry include labor management and reduction, inventorymanagement, reduction of non-target pesticide applications, andautomation. The selected individual will be expected to work withindustry and Extension personnel to develop and implementlabor-saving, and other programs that seek to improve productionefficiency of the ornamental nursery industry in Alabama. Theselected individual will be expected to publish regularly inpeer-reviewed journals appropriate to the discipline of theirresearch and to compete successfully for external funding tosupport their research program. The selected individual will beexpected to mentor undergraduates in short-term research projectsand to train future innovation specialists and scientists bydirectly advising M.S. and Ph.D. students. The selected individualwill have responsibility in both undergraduate and graduateinstruction. Exact course offerings will be negotiable and based onthe selected individual’s expertise. Departmental, college, anduniversity service is expected.Minimum QualificationsMinimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accreditedinstitution in Horticulture (at the time employment begins),Agricultural or Biosystems Engineering, or a closely related plantscience discipline with experience utilizing advanced technologiesto improve agricultural production systems. Ideally, the selectedindividual should have strong horticultural and engineeringbackgrounds, although expertise from other, closely related fieldswill be considered as well. Documented evidence of individualand/or collaborative research and/or teaching resulting inpeer-reviewed publications is required. The selected individualshould be able to demonstrate ability to work cooperatively withcolleagues across disciplines and develop a collaborative researchprogram. The selected individual must possess excellent written andinterpersonal communication skills to effectively interact withdiverse audiences. The selected candidate must meet eligibilityrequirements to be gainfully employed in the United States at thetime the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue workinglegally for the term of employment.Desired QualificationsKnowledge and experience in developing and utilizing advancedtechnologies in horticultural or other agricultural productionsystems; Successful competitive grant-writing experience;Experience developing and/or teaching undergraduate and graduatecourses in horticulture, engineering, or a closely related plantscience field; Experience advising students both at the graduateand undergraduate level.Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants must apply for the position by visiting the link:http://www.auemployment.com/postings/20268 and attach thefollowing: 1) a cover letter that addresses the experiencepertinent to all of the responsibilities of the position, 2)current Curriculum Vitae, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, 4)a two to three page statement of research interests,accomplishments, and future research ideas, and 5) a one pagestatement of teaching philosophy. When prompted during the onlineprocess, please provide names, phone numbers, and email addressesof three professional references. Only complete applications willbe considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicantsare encouraged to apply prior to or by end of business on February15, 2021 but the search may continue until the position is filled.Questions concerning the advertised position should be directed to:Dr. Daniel Wells, Search Committee Chair, email:[email protected] DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Othercenter_img * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question)last_img read more

Nothing a Little Monkey Bread Can’t Cure

first_imgDesperate to get six-year-old Aidan Murphy to eat, hospital staff and family said he could order whatever he wanted.Murphy had lost six pounds during his stay at a Philadelphia-area hospital for a virus, and his weight fell to only 34 pounds.Murphy’s only request: “Monkey Bread from the beach.”“Of course, we all looked at each other because there’s no Monkey Bread or anything close in the hospital,” Murphy’s family said. “Needless to say, when the tray of jello, broth and rice was put in front of him, he said in his groggy little voice, ‘Where’s my Monkey Bread?’ ”That’s where Lee-Ann McHugh came in. She’s friends with the Murphys and aunt of Laura Idell, owner of Ocean City’s Monkey Bread.When Idell learned of Murphy’s request, she sent a free shipment of Monkey Bread and stuffed monkeys to the young fan of her sweet and gooey treats.Monkey Bread cuts the ribbon on its new downtown location on Friday, April 11.Idell owns and operates a Monkey Bread stand at 972 Boardwalk (now open weekends). On Friday, Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce officials helped her cut the ribbon on a new downtown location at 955 Asbury Avenue. The new location will serve breakfast sandwiches and other menu items, in addition to Monkey Bread. Read more on Facebook.A grand opening weekend celebration continues today at the downtown location with free coffee for customers.“It’s soooo good that our little guy has been pining away for it,” the Murphys said of Monkey Bread. “That’s the best endorsement. Monkey Bread is Aidan Jack approved.”And, of course, the young man now is out of the hospital, recovered and probably regaining a little bit of that weight.last_img read more