La Extraviada House / em-estudio

first_img La Extraviada House / em-estudio Lead Architect: Photographs:  Emanuel Velásquez, Nin Solis, Diego Padilla Magallanes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956699/la-extraviada-house-em-estudio Clipboard Ivan Esqueda Martínez La Extraviada House / em-estudioSave this projectSaveLa Extraviada House / em-estudio Architects: em-estudio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Mazunte, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956699/la-extraviada-house-em-estudio Clipboard Area:  472 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Manufacturers: SketchUp, Atelier Central, AutoCAD, Bandido Studio, Ceramica Antique, David Pompa, Dendrón, Encrudo, La Metropolitana, MACERE México, Mosaicos Oaxaca, Namuh, Onora, Porcelanosa, Smeg, Sukabumi, rrres, txt.ure Save this picture!© Emanuel Velásquez+ 64Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs Mexico “COPY” Interiors:Gala Sánchez-ReneroEngineering:Miguel Ángel Márquez TrujilloCarpentry:Rigoberto Velásquez PachecoMason:José Noé Pulido LópezArchitectural Drawings:Berenice GalindoStructure And Mep:Grupo Acero y ConcretoCity:MazunteCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nin SolisRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedSave this picture!© Diego Padilla Magallanes”La Extraviada is a fish that turned into a dream that turned into a project that turned into a house overlooking the sea.” Facing the Pacific Ocean, La Extraviada is built on the side of the hill in front of the quiet and majestic Mermejita beach, totally surrounded by nature. La Extraviada is a house for vacationing in Mazunte, Oaxaca, where it is always hot. Under this premise, the house was designed considering the sea view and the cross-flow of air that keeps the spaces fresh. It is a project that does not fight against the nature of its context due to its proximity to the sea: the weather, the salt, the sun and the humidity, but uses it to its advantage, making it an essential part of the design.Save this picture!© Nin SolisSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesSave this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesThe house seeks to blend in with the hill, adapting to its topography, where the spaces are discovered as one goes up or down the mountain. The volumetry of the project arises from the superposition of volumes that resemble stones, which contain large wooden windows, which are projected one over the other, adapting to the slope of the land, generating terraces and overhangs that provide shade and let the wind flow, creating an image of stones that stand in balance on the hillside. The access is through the top part of the plot, where the parking lot and the main entrance are located. To access the house, you walk down the stairs that are contained between walls that lead to a stone vestibule-patio. The social area is enclosed in a pavilion with a wooden structure and a roof covered with clay tiles, which opens onto the terrace and pool that face the sea, and is complemented by the stone patio, which contains the space and allows the flow of air. The living room, dining room and kitchen on this pavilion are enclosed by large wooden doors with shutters that open and close as the sun, rain and wind demand. The house has four rooms, two integrated into the main block and two that can function as independent studios, since they have their own access on the lower part of the land and a kitchen and a private fresh water pool each. On one side of the main terrace there is a staircase contained between walls that are projected to a double height that frames the natural surroundings, from where you can access two of the rooms. On the opposite side, a stone staircase adapts to the topography, immersed in the nature of the hill, and goes down to the studios and continues to the beach.Save this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesSave this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesMost of the materials used in the construction are regional, such as macuil wood in the carpentry and guapinol wood in the structure, and stone from nearby quarries in patios and stairs. The roof of the main pavilion is made of flat clay tiles. All the walls of the project have a polished cement finish mixed with brown pigments, seeking, as with the roof tiles, to blend the architecture with the surrounding colors in nature, until the patina of time becomes an integral part of the image of the project where the weathering gives character to the volumes. The concrete, which is present throughout the project, makes it possible for the architecture to emerge in the middle of such a steep slope, becoming an ideal canvas to be transformed in its appearance with the passage of nature and time.Save this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesSave this picture!Section – DDSave this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesLa casa cuenta con cuatro habitaciones, dos integradas al bloque principal y dos que pueden funcionar como estudios independientes, ya que cuentan con un acceso propio desde la parte baja del terreno y tienen cocinetas y pozas de agua fresca privadas para cada una. En un costado de la terraza principal surge una escalinata que baja contenida entre muros que se proyectan a una doble altura enmarcando la naturaleza, desde donde se accede a dos de las habitaciones. En el lado opuesto, surge una escalinata de piedra que serpentea en la topografía, inmersa en la naturaleza del cerro, y que baja hacia las habitaciones-estudio y continua hasta la playa.Save this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesSave this picture!Section – CCSave this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesLa mayoría de los materiales utilizados en la construcción proceden de la región, como la madera de macuil en la carpintería y de guapinol en la estructura, y la piedra de canteras cercanas en patios y escaleras. La cubierta del pabellón principal es de teja plana de barro. Todos los muros del proyecto tienen un acabado en cemento pulido mezclado con pigmentos de color café, buscando, al igual que con la teja, mimetizar los volúmenes con la gama de tonos del entorno, buscando que la pátina del tiempo sea una parte integral en la imagen del proyecto donde la intemperización va dotando de carácter a los volúmenes. El concreto aparente, presente en todo el proyecto, permite que las formas que lo integran surjan en medio una pendiente tan pronunciada, siendo además un lienzo ideal para ser transformado en su apariencia con el paso de la naturaleza y el tiempo.Save this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesSave this picture!© Diego Padilla MagallanesSave this picture!© Nin SolisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Cork Butter Museum / Datum Architectural Studio + Stephen Foley ArchitectsSelected ProjectsRua do Canal 7 House / DNSJ.arqSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeem-estudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMexicoPublished on February 10, 2021Cite: “La Extraviada House / em-estudio” [Casa La Extraviada / em-estudio] 10 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Five House / M Gooden Design

first_img Larson Construction Houses Photographs Structural Engineer: 2020 Five House / M Gooden DesignSave this projectSaveFive House / M Gooden Design Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Advantage Lumber, Cambria, Milgard, Bosch, Mosa Tile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957092/five-house-m-gooden-design Clipboard Projects Pool Contractor: Gohlke Pools General Contractor: Architects: M Gooden Design Area Area of this architecture project Five House / M Gooden Design BC Structural Engineers Photographs:  Parrish Ruiz de Velasco Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957092/five-house-m-gooden-design Clipboard CopyHouses•Denton, United States Lead Designer / Principal:Michael Gooden, AIAProject Architect:Kevan Russell, AIADesigner:Joy HanCity:DentonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoRecommended ProductsSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990 in Les Couleurs®GlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Glass PrintingWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoText description provided by the architects. Five House is an accessory dwelling to a 1,643 square foot main residence.  The project sought to embrace the existing historic mid-century modern main residence on the property and provide direct engagement between the entertaining decks, linear pool, and the new accessory structure.  A thorough discovery and programming phase allowed the design team to understand specific aesthetic goals and function requirements of the compact footprint.  Simplicity of form, complementary proportions, and planning efficiency were primary objectives for the design concept.  The dwelling is designed on a strict five-foot planning grid, which not only reinforces the primary design objectives, but is also how its name was derived: Five House.  Save this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoSave this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoThe structure provides both a public entertainment use and a private dwelling space for guests.  The living room and kitchen open directly on to the pool terrace, providing a cabana-like connection to the pool.  For more private guests, the dwelling is a full-service space that can provide as much privacy as preferred through operable louvers and roller shades.  During parties and gatherings, the pool-side façade can open completely with a series of disappearing glass panels.  The same glass panels can be veiled by use of the rolling vertical louvers that disrupt sight lines from the main house.Save this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoThe accessory structure employs a limited vocabulary of materials, displaying rich texture and amplifying the movement of sun and shadow across the façade. A board-formed concrete frame supports a simple, mono-slope standing seam metal roof that floats above a delicate clerestory ribbon of glass. Responsibly-sourced Cumaru wood cladding is used as a strong vertical texture on the façade, as well as the decks and ceilings throughout the house.  The Living Room and Bedroom open to the outdoor decks through a pocketing glass wall, while rolling solar screens and a generous roof overhang allow for privacy and shade during the day. The 672 SF project is organized along the North-South axis of the site, engaging the natural landscape and serving as the terminus to the 50ft lap pool.Save this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoThe combination of pitched ceilings and clerestory windows attribute to the spatial success and comfort of the project.  The concrete frame and door opening heights of the dwelling are actually rather low, approaching a code minimum height.  The design team felt that this provided a more appropriate proportion to the structure and complemented the scale of the 1949 existing residence.  The main façade of the house incorporates (5) five-foot sliding glass panels that pocket and disappear into the wall, creating direct engagement with the outdoor decks. This expands the livable area of the unit and blurs the delineation of indoor and outdoor space.Save this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de VelascoProject gallerySee allShow less72h Cabin / JeanArchSelected ProjectsArlette Restaurant / Baran BuroSelected Projects Share “COPY” Area:  922 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” United States Save this picture!© Parrish Ruiz de Velasco+ 22Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeM Gooden DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDentonOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 20, 2021Cite: “Five House / M Gooden Design” 20 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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PETA Attacks Indiana Poultry Operation

first_img PETA Attacks Indiana Poultry OperationPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched an attack on a Northern Indiana poultry operation. PETA videos claiming animal abuse on farms are well known for their slick, one-sided, and often misleading claims.  The video released on Tuesday about the Culver Duck farm in Middlebury has many of these elements.  The heavily-edited video  claims to be an eyewitness account of animal cruelty; however, it spends more time  preaching vegan philosophy than documenting animal abuse, “Go vegan today and enjoy all the  flavor and nutrition and none of the cruelty.”The abuse that is shown in the video is actually not abuse but the industry standard for euthanizing poultry, says Paul Brennan, with the Indiana State Poultry Association, “Part of what they are showing is cervical dislocation which is the standard AVMA approach for euthanizing sick or dying birds. Though it may not look great on video, the practice is acctually the most humane practice and is the industry standard.”Other practices declared as “abuse” in the video are also standard practices on almost any livestock farm. The video claims that “birds are loaded onto truck and taken hundreds of miles to be killed.”  Since there are not meat packing plants in every county, most livestock farms must truck their animals long distances to be processed.  The video claims that “birds and hung upside down and then killed at slaughter houses.” Again, a standard practice and the most humane and safe form of animal processing.Brennan says the Culver operation recently came under new management and that the images in the video may be quite old, “There have been a lot of changes there, and it is possible some of those pictured in the video may not even be there anymore.”While these kinds of videos are no longer producing the kind of public outcry they once did, Brennan stresses that livestock farms of all kinds make animal care a top priority because to do so is just good business.PETE claims this information has been turned over the Indiana State Police for investigation; but in Indiana, it is the Board of Animal Health that regulates animal welfare standards on farms.  Meanwhile, PETA officials were calling Indiana media outlets on Tuesday afternoon making sure they had seen the press release and video that had been sent out earlier in the day. PETA Attacks Indiana Poultry Operation SHARE Previous articleQuick Harvest Stoppage Coming to your Indiana Farm, MaybeNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 11, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News PETA Attacks Indiana Poultry Operation SHARElast_img read more

ASA Responds to Further Trade Dispute Escalation from China

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 25, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News ASA Responds to Further Trade Dispute Escalation from China Facebook Twitter ASA Responds to Further Trade Dispute Escalation from China China has officially announced it will impose an extra five percent tariff on U.S. soybeans starting on September 1.They’ll also add another 10 percent in duties on other major U.S. crops grown by many American soybean farmers.The latest details come after China vowed last week that it will retaliate if the U.S. goes through with its original plan to increase tariffs on Chinese goods on September 1.ASA President Davie Stephens says, “ASA has strongly requested an end to the tariffs on U.S. beans for more than a year. This escalation will affect us not because of the increased tariff on our sales, which have been at a virtual standstill for months, but through time.”He says the longevity of the situation means worsening circumstances for soy growers who still have unsold product from this past season and new crops in the ground this season.Stephens adds that “prospects are narrowing even more now for sales to China, a market that soy growers have valued, nurtured, and respected for many years.”ASA is asking both parties to step up and stop the tariffs and find a resolution that doesn’t target soy growers trapped in the middle.Source: American Soybean Association SHARE Previous articleLooking to the Past to Deal with the Future on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleFederal Court Sends Water Rule Back to EPA Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Reporter threatened after helping to dismantle Hong Kong ring

first_img Hong KongAsia – Pacific A self-styled “truth seeker” based in Slovakia who edits the online newspaper “La Voce,” Papaleo specializes in investigating organized crime and has already worked on several stories involving corruption and international trafficking.Using his own name, he set about acquiring the reputation of a corrupt, alcoholic and drug-taking journalist in 2010 and 2011 in order to increase his appeal to the criminal circles he wanted to infiltrate. His latest investigation, begun in 2012, led to the arrests and trial of several suspects. It also resulted in death threats against Papaleo and a lack of interest on the part of the police in the European countries concerned.“After risking his life to do investigative reporting, Papaleo is being rewarded by death threats from the criminal underworld and the indifference of many European officials who have been alerted to the situation,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“The Slovakian and Italian authorities must get involved and must help a citizen who has rendered a service of public interest. Concrete measures must be taken to protect Papaleo so that he can recover a normal life after exposing himself to great danger for more than two years.”In 2012, Papaleo started establishing contact with Czech and Slovak criminals involved in money-laundering in Hong Kong and Dubai, who decided to use him as the frontman of an operation to launder millions of euros involving the creation of two shell companies and many bank accounts.After travelling to Hong Kong to open two bank accounts for this purpose, he tried to report what he had learned to the Czech and Slovak authorities, and to Interpol, on his return but they showed little interest.So Papaleo went back to Hong Kong and reported his findings to the Special Bureau for Narcotic and Financial Crimes, which took him seriously and began an investigation. After the Hong Kong police arrested the head of the ring in May 2013, Papaleo received several death threats. Since then, the Hong Kong police have been asking the European authorities in vain to provide him with protection.As a result of the complete lack of support from the European authorities, Papaleo went into hiding after testifying at the trial in Hong Kong last month.Papaleo’s financial situation is also poor because he has earned little from the story although it enabled the Hong Kong authorities to bring down a ring that was laundering a great deal of money. The care he took to always act legally makes the lack of both protection and recognition all the more shocking. Follow the news on Hong Kong Reporters Without Borders urges the relevant authorities to protect Antonio Papaleo, an Italian journalist who is being threatened after infiltrating the criminal underworld to investigate money laundering between Prague and Hong Kong. to go further RSF_en News In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television Help by sharing this information News May 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Hong KongAsia – Pacific May 28, 2021 Find out more June 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter threatened after helping to dismantle Hong Kong ring Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? Organisation News News April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Toshiba’s New Algorithms Quickly Deliver Highly Accurate Solutions to Complex Problems

first_img *3 *2 By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Adiabatic Simulated Bifurcation (aSB): uses the adiabatic process in classical mechanics as a principle* 1. The adiabatic process is a phenomenon that continues to stay in a low-energy state when the parameters of the system change slowly in a dynamic system. A computer implementing an aSB is an adiabatic Simulated Bifurcation Machine (aSBM). WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (collectively Toshiba), industry leaders in solutions for large-scale optimization problems, today announced the Ballistic Simulated Bifurcation Algorithm (bSB) and the Discrete Simulated Bifurcation Algorithm (dSB), new algorithms that far surpass the performance of Toshiba’s previous Simulated Bifurcation Algorithm (SB). The new algorithms will be applied to finding solutions to highly complex problems in areas as diverse as portfolio management, drug development and logistics management. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005362/en/ Fig. 1: The bSBM is approximately 10x faster than the aSBM in solving a 2000-bit problem(*2). (Graphic: Business Wire) Introduced in April 2019, the previous SB broke new ground as a platform for finding solutions to combinatorial optimization problems, surpassing other approaches by a factor of 10 *1. Toshiba has now extended this achievement with two new algorithms that apply innovative approaches, such as a quasi-quantum tunneling effect, to performance improvement, allowing them to acquire optimal solutions (exact solutions) for large-scale combinatorial optimization problems that challenge the capabilities of their predecessor. Implemented on a 16-GPU machine, dSB can find a nearly optimal solution of a one-million-bit problem, the world’s largest scale combinatorial problem yet reported in scientific papers, in 30 minutes—a computation that would take 14 months on a typical CPU-based computer. The research results were published in the online academic journal, Science Advances, on February 3 (EST) *2. The new algorithms have different characteristics. bSB is optimized and named for speed of operation, and finds good approximate solutions in a short time. It generates fewer errors than a previously reported Adiabatic Simulated Bifurcation Algorithm (aSB) *3, and so returns faster, more accurate results. Implemented on a field programmable gate array (FPGA), dubbed the ballistic simulated bifurcation machine (bSBM), it obtains a good solution to a 2,000-bit problem approximately 10 times faster than the previous aSB machine (aSBM) (Figure 1). dSB is a high-accuracy algorithm. Although implemented in a classical computer, it nonetheless arrives at optimal solutions faster than current quantum machines. Its name is derived from the replacement of continuous variables with discrete variables in equations of motion. This exhibits a quasi-quantum tunneling effect that breaks through the limits of approaches grounded in classical mechanics, reaching the optimal solution of the 2000-bit problem. Toshiba has implemented dSB on a FPGA and built a discrete simulated bifurcation machine (dSBM) that achieves a higher speed than other machines in terms of computation times required to obtain optimal solutions for various problems (Figure 2). Implemented on a 16-GPU machine, the dSBM solved a one-million-bit problem, the largest yet reported in scientific papers, and arrived at a nearly optimal solution in 30 minutes—20,000 times faster than a CPU-based simulated annealing machine, which would take 14 months to carry out the computation (Figure 3). In applying the two algorithms to real-world problems, Toshiba proposes bSB for applications that require an immediate response, and dSB for applications that require high accuracy, even if it takes a little longer time. Toshiba expects the new algorithms to bring higher efficiencies to industry, business and complex decision-making by addressing combinatorial optimization problems in fields including investment portfolios, drug development, and delivery route planning. Commenting on the algorithms, Hayato Goto, Chief Research Scientist at Toshiba Corporation’s Corporate Research & Development Center, said: “We face many real-world problems where we must find the optimal solution among a huge number of choices, and we must also deal with combinatorial explosion, where the number of combination patterns increases exponentially as a problem increases in scale. This is why research into special-purpose computers for combinatorial optimization is being carried out worldwide. Our aim is to develop a software solution—algorithms that can solve large-scale combinatorial optimization problems quickly and accurately, and contribute to the realization of higher efficiencies.” Toshiba will offer the newly developed simulated bifurcation algorithms as a GPU-based cloud service and as an on-premises version implemented on an FPGA within 2021. (Notes) Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness H. Goto et al., Science Advances Vol. 7, no. 6, eabe7953 (2021)center_img https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/6/eabe7953 H. Goto, K. Tatsumura, A. R. Dixon, Science Advances 5, eaav2372 (2019). https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/4/eaav2372 About Toshiba Corporation Toshiba Corporation leads a global group of companies that combines knowledge and capabilities from over 140 years of experience in a wide range of businesses—from energy and social infrastructure to electronic devices—with world-class capabilities in information processing, digital and AI technologies. These distinctive strengths support Toshiba’s continued evolution toward becoming an Infrastructure Services Company that promotes data utilization and digitization, and one of the world’s leading cyber-physical-systems technology companies. Guided by the Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba contributes to society’s positive development with services and solutions that lead to a better world. The Group and its 130,000 employees worldwide secured annual sales surpassing 3.4 trillion yen (US$31.1 billion) in fiscal year 2019. www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide/about/index.html About Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation As the driver of Toshiba Group’s digital solutions business, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation delivers system integration and digital service solutions that support companies in accelerating their digital transformation, and also plays a central role in Toshiba’s transition to become one of the world’s leading cyber-physical technology companies, with advanced capabilities extending from manufacturing to AI. https://www.global.toshiba/ww/company/digitalsolution.html Business website of Toshiba Simulated Bifurcation Machine: https://www.toshiba-sol.co.jp/en/pro/sbm/index.htm View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005362/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact KOBAYASHI Itaru Corporate Communication Division, Toshiba Corporation [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES JAPAN NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH FINANCE OTHER HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER SCIENCE OTHER TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH SOFTWARE HARDWARE SCIENCE DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Toshiba Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005362/en Toshiba’s New Algorithms Quickly Deliver Highly Accurate Solutions to Complex Problems Twitter Facebook WhatsApp *1 Facebook Previous articleBrightSphere Reports Financial and Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2020Next articleAP-NORC Poll: Americans open to Biden’s approach to crises Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

[Column] POTUS Vs SCOTUS Viz-a viz Prashant Bushan Vs Supreme Court Of India: Justice Madan Lokur

first_imgColumns[Column] POTUS Vs SCOTUS Viz-a viz Prashant Bushan Vs Supreme Court Of India: Justice Madan Lokur Justice Madan B. Lokur (Retd.)19 Aug 2020 10:00 PMShare This – xWhen it comes to statements on the highest court of the land, let’s compare the President of the United States (POTUS) and Prashant Bhushan. For more than a hundred years, POTUS, in his different avatars, has been critical, from time to time, of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), including its judges and more recently even the federal judiciary. Going by the view expressed by…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?LoginWhen it comes to statements on the highest court of the land, let’s compare the President of the United States (POTUS) and Prashant Bhushan. For more than a hundred years, POTUS, in his different avatars, has been critical, from time to time, of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), including its judges and more recently even the federal judiciary. Going by the view expressed by the Supreme Court of India (SCI) in a recent decision concerning the alleged contempt by Bhushan, these attacks can only be described as malicious and scurrilous in the extreme.Yet, neither has the foundation of the judicial branch of the US been shaken, nor has the foundation of its constitutional democracy been destabilised by the most powerful men in the world. But two tweets by Bhushan have had that effect on the SCI, believed to be the most powerful court in the world, and thereby a destabilising effect on our constitutional democracy.A long history of judicial dissentJustice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., an associate justice in SCOTUS, was more than a remarkable judge. In a case of considerable significance, he dissented from the majority and voted against the establishment in the Northern Securities case (1904). This was the case in which he wrote the memorable words: “Great cases like hard cases make bad law. For great cases are called great, not by reason of their real importance in shaping the law of the future, but because of some accident of immediate overwhelming interest which appeals to the feelings and distorts the judgment.” The dissent by Justice Holmes angered President Theodore Roosevelt so much that he is reported to have said, “I could carve out of a banana a judge with more backbone than that.” Really?The New Deal legislation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt ran into rough weather in SCOTUS. The president gave a series of radio addresses between 1933 and 1944 which were known as fireside chats. In his fireside chat on March 9, 1937 he said of SCOTUS (and its best to quote him):”We have, therefore, reached the point as a Nation where we must take action to save the Constitution from the Court and the Court from itself. We must find a way to take an appeal from the Supreme Court to the Constitution itself. We want a Supreme Court which will do justice under the Constitution—not over it. In our Courts we want a government of laws and not of men.”Can you imagine?Five days after SCOTUS heard and reserved judgment in March 2012 (a few months before the US presidential elections) in a case challenging what is commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, President Barack Obama said at a news conference:”Ultimately I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. … I would just remind conservative commentators that for years what we have heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example and I am pretty confident that this court will recognise that and not take that step.”The case was sub judice, and reference was made to a possibly unprecedented and extraordinary step. Reference was also made to a strong majority of democratically elected Congress, judicial activism and lack of judicial restraint – issues that also exist in India.Judge-politician clashes under TrumpLet’s cut to February 2017. President Donald Trump ordered a travel ban on people from some countries. Resultantly, almost 60,000 visas that had already been granted had to be revoked. Judge James Robart, a United States district judge, passed a temporary restraining order which effectively gave a new lease of life to the visas. Trump tweeted:”The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned.”So-called judge? Ridiculous? Another tweet followed the next day:”Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”This was followed in November 2018 by another comment by the president. In this case, a presidential proclamation to the effect that migrants who “unlawfully or without proper documentation” crossed the border would not be eligible for asylum. United States district judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order to which Trump reacted by telling a reporter that, “This was an Obama judge, and I’ll tell you what, it’s not going to happen like this anymore.”Chief Justice John Roberts apparently did not take kindly to this remark. He issued a statement on the eve of Thanksgiving. The statement was three sentences, loud and clear:”We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”How did Trump respond to the statement? He tweeted soon after:”Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary’ but if it is why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security – these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!”In a news conference held in our own capital city of Delhi on February 25, 2020, Trump expressed his ‘displeasure’ with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (popularly known as RBG) and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, both associate justices of SCOTUS. He clearly stated and virtually demanded that these two judges should recuse themselves from hearing any Trump or Trump-related cases. This was in the context of a case that was due to come up before SCOTUS on the president’s tax returns and financial records.Why did POTUS say what he did? Well, it seems he was referring to remarks made by RBG in 2016 when Trump was on the campaign trail. Recalling that, Trump said:”Well, it’s very obvious. I mean, I always thought that, frankly, that Justice Ginsburg should do it [recuse herself] because she went wild during the campaign when I was running. I don’t know who she was for – perhaps she was for Hillary Clinton, if you can believe it – but she said some things that were obviously very inappropriate. She later sort of apologised. I wouldn’t say it was an apology, but she sort of apologised.”As far as Justice Sotomayor is concerned, the reason appears to be a statement made by her in a dissenting opinion a day earlier in which she wrote: “Claiming one emergency after another, the government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases, demanding immediate attention and consuming limited court resources in each. And with each successive application, of course, its cries of urgency ring increasingly hollow.” The reaction of President Trump in the news conference was:”And then, Justice Sotomayor said what she said yesterday – you know very well what she said yesterday. It was a big story. And I just don’t know how they cannot recuse themselves for anything having to do with Trump or Trump-related. The right thing to do is that……. But her statement was so inappropriate when you’re a justice of the Supreme Court. And it’s almost what she’s trying to do is take the people that do feel a different way and get them to vote the way that she would like them to vote. I just thought it was so inappropriate. Such a terrible statement for a Supreme Court justice.”These were direct references by the president to two named, sitting judges of the Supreme Court who were due to hear a case directly concerning him.While Obama said what he did in March 2012 soon after oral arguments concluded in a case, Senator Chuck Schumer went a step further in March 2020. While oral arguments were going on in early March in a case challenging a Louisiana law on abortion rights, the Senate minority leader addressed a rally on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court building. He said: “I want to tell you, [Justice Neil] Gorsuch, I want to tell you, [Justice Brett] Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price.” The suggestion, as understood by some, was that these judges ‘won’t know what hit them’ if they uphold abortion restrictions.Chief Justice John Roberts immediately reacted to this speech through a written statement: “Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All members of the court will continue to do their job, without fear or favour, from whatever quarter.”That Schumer’s address was over the top is also clear from Trump’s reaction. The president tweeted on March 5, 2020: “This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer.” Later, he tweeted again: “There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this!”How did Schumer respond to this broadside? His office issued a statement: “For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen. Schumer said, while remaining silent when President Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes.”The unknown powers of one Prashant BhushanWhat does all this tell us? That the most powerful men in the world and some from the highest levels of government have not been able to shake the foundations of the second most powerful court in the world or destabilise the foundations of the second largest constitutional democracy in the world.Enter Prashant Bhushan. Compare his tweets with the tweets, rally speeches, news conferences and what have you from “the highest levels of government” in the US. How insignificant and inconsequential they appear. The motorbike tweet had a figurative reference to the lockdown. Was the court called upon to give a justification or was Bhushan required to give a justification? Was it necessary for the court to specify the total number of sittings held and the number of cases filed and heard during the lockdown period? In any case, it is only if we have the figures for the corresponding period in the previous years will these numbers gain significance – and the truth about the figurative lockdown will be known.The second tweet was an expression of opinion that will be accepted or rejected by future historians. Some historians have a charitable opinion of Mughal rule, others don’t. Some historians have a charitable opinion of the Raj, others don’t. Some historians have a charitable opinion of some of our early post-independence leaders, others don’t. Similarly, some future historians might view the role of the Chief Justices of India in a charitable manner, while others will not. Do we need uniformity of opinion in every aspect of life, including governance and justice? Is disagreement and dissent unpalatable?Can a not-so-powerful lawyer shake the foundations of the most powerful court in the world or destabilise the foundations of the largest constitutional democracy in the world?In case you’re looking for an answer, let me give it to you in one word that our future generations frequently use: Chill. Because that’s the effect intended.Views are personal only(Madan B Lokur is a Former Judge of Supreme Court of India)This article was first published in The Wire. You can read it here here Next Storylast_img read more

NI school break could be extended – O’Neill

first_img WhatsApp NI school break could be extended – O’Neill Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleColeman expected to play in derbyNext articleChambers issue joint message as retailers await Level 4 news News Highland WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – October 14, 2020 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Google+ Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A record number of Coronavirus cases have been recorded in the north in the last 24 hours.There were 1217 new cases of Covid 19 and four additional deaths.Meanwhile, a four week ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown will come into effect in Northern Ireland on Friday.The measures include an extended Halloween break for schools, which will reopen on November 2nd.Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill says the two week long school closure could be extended further………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/15oneill-virus.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Cousins hoping to breathe new life into their native Creeslough

first_img Facebook Cousins hoping to breathe new life into their native Creeslough By News Highland – June 22, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleSerious traffic delays in StranorlarNext articleTheresa May urged to progress Derry city deal application News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Two cousins from Creeslough who are now based in Australia have announced an initiative to breathe new life into the once bustling village.Martin and Charles Sweeney, who have established successful businesses in Perth, have bought a number of properties under the umbrella of the Perdon Group, which they established in 2015.The properties include the Corncutters’ Rest, Lafferty’s Supermarket and Creeslough Hardware.They have now taken out a full page advert in the Donegal News, offering the properties at reduced or zero rent to people interested in establishing businesses in the area, with DNG Boyce Gallagher in Letterkenny overseeing the process.Speaking to Highland Radio News from Perth, Martin Sweeney said they will consider any proposals……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/martincreesweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Milwaukee targets testing in hard-hit minority communities to try and tackle COVID-19 disparity

first_imgsonreir es gratis/iStockBy TERRANCE SMITH, ABC News(MILWAUKEE) — Shortly after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced the launch of two free testing sites in Milwaukee to address the disparities that minority communities are facing during the coronavirus crisis earlier this month, the lines in predominately Latino and African American communities snaked around the block.“We’ve seen good response in both African-American and Latino communities and really across the board,” Nick Tomaro, public health emergency response planning coordinator for the Milwaukee Health Department said of the effort which was facilitated, in part, by the Wisconsin National Guard. “These are community testing sites that are open to all. So we have had just from verbal communication and working with the Guard members, we’ve actually had people here from multiple counties.” Such efforts are especially meaningful to people like Wisconsin State Rep. David Bowen, who was diagnosed with and has recovered from coronavirus. Targeted testing of those most acutely impacted in a pandemic is essential, he said.“I think the governor was right. This is a crisis in a crisis. To be able to provide testing in a predicament like this, it’s essential. So I am thankful that those testing sites are available for free,” he said.This report is part of “Pandemic – A Nation Divided,” ABC News’ special coverage of the heightened racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune into Nightline for a three-day series starting Thursday night, 12 a.m. ET on ABC.While it’s too early to determine whether the new sites — one on the predominantly black north side of the city and the other in the south side of the city where there is also significant Latino population– are working, anecdotally, officials say they have seen a good response across the board in all communities since the effort started last week.In many ways, the effort is an example of the tactics local public health officials are employing to try and tackle disproportionately high COVID-19 infection and death rates across all racial and ethnic minority groups.The numbers are stark.In Wisconsin, African-Americans make up about 22% of the state’s coronavirus cases and 29% of deaths where race is known, according to data released by the state health department, while they only make up about 7% percent of the statewide population. Similarly, Latinos and Hispanics make up about 35% of the coronavirus cases, when they account for about 7% of the statewide population. Additionally, Asian residents make up about 4% of the cases in the state and Native Americans make up about 1% of cases.According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week, white Americans make up about 52% of the COVID-19 cases, while black or African Americans account for about 27% of the cases. American Indians and Alaskan Natives make up about 4.7% of the cases, while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders make up 1.3% of the cases, and Asian Americans make up 0.3% of the cases. Some 14.3% of the cases have been “multiple/other” races.Those who identify as Hispanics or Latino represent about 28% of the cases, while non-Hispanics/Latinos make up about 71% of the cases.The figures, however, only account for cases in which race and/or ethnicity is known, which is less than half of the total cases reported to the CDC.Other states have also launched targeted efforts to combat the racial disparities in light of the coronavirus pandemic.Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois have all launched task forces to address the racial disparities showcased by the coronavirus pandemic.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards launched a task force last month that will look for better health outcomes on the other side of the pandemic and that addressing the social determinants is how Louisiana will get there.“We need to answer the question, ‘What are the social determinants of health disparity and how do we ensure health equity for all of our citizens?’ And this task force will be meeting this charge,” Edwards said.Maryland and West Virginia have also launched testing targeting communities of color.As testing capacity increased in the state of Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced there would be two new drive-thru testing sites in Prince George’s County. The county, which is predominantly African-American, has 29% of Maryland’s coronavirus cases.The targeting testing of minority communities is a step in the right direction, said Laura Gutierrez, the executive director of United Community Center, a community center targeting the Latino community in Milwaukee.“I think it’s a great effort from the City of Milwaukee to be able to provide these testing sites because these are the two areas that are being hit,” she said.Native Americans across the country are also facing this challenge. The Navajo Nation has the highest per capita rate of infection in the country.In Milwaukee, the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, an urban health center that looks to improve the well being of Indians, partners with other Federally Qualified Health Centers, community-based healthcare providers and has support from the Indian Health Service to offer free testing as well.The health center has the capability to test potentially 50 to 100 people a day for free if the demand is there, said Lyle Ignace, the chief executive officer of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center.“I know the messaging certainly has gone up that [the two testing sites] are free, but I think the community also needs to know that the … the community health centers, it’s free [here] as well,” Ignace said.Wisconsin National Guard Deputy Director of Public Affairs Joe Trovato said that the work in Milwaukee will continue forward.“We continue to work closely with our partners in Milwaukee and continually access the demand. So certainly at this time there are no plans to curtail the testing until we are told otherwise,” Trovato said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more