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House in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532417/renovacion-de-vivienda-en-rubianes-nan-arquitectos Clipboard House in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan Arquitectos Save this picture!© Santos-Diez+ 21 Share Year:  Spain Houses House in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/532417/renovacion-de-vivienda-en-rubianes-nan-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” 2013 ArchDaily 2013 Area:  49 m² Area:  49 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: NAN Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  photographs:  Santos-DiezPhotographs:  Santos-DiezSave this picture!© Santos-DiezRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Utopia LibraryCultural / PatrimonialAccoyaAccoya® Wood in an Iconic Biblical Project: Giant Noah’s Ark Clad“I would like a modern and cheap house for lease”During the first meeting with the sponsor, the requirements for the house were clear, but a “modern house” is not the best way to start with the project definition. We were looking for a low- cost house that could satisfy the requirements from an ephemeral user. For that, we’ve chosen the simplicity of the design, distribution and construction. We’ve disconnected the handicap, and the Project showed up. In the middle of an area, where the rest of constructions are very different in terms of shapes, a parallelepiped showed up from the lowest level of the land in order to don’t keep too much attention and establish a fluent relation between inside and outside. We tried to open the house to the South and also to the landscape and gave to the facade a discrete access.Save this picture!© Santos-DiezThe house was developed through a concrete slab that is “flying” over South facade in order to protect the big window from the summer sun. The energy rating for this project is A.Save this picture!© Santos-DiezThe project was developed under two mottos: to be constructed for one occupant and the open space.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!SectionThe main concept for this project is based on give to the space continuity from the indoor to the outdoor and in the opposite way, and try to get that the inside as well as outside belong to the intimate space of the occupant through the big window that is covering completely one of the facades. The other facade, the most exposed to the neighborhood, is closed giving to the occupant a total privacy.Save this picture!© Santos-DiezInside of the house there is not any closed space, only the bathroom that is placed in a “service area” near to the wardrobe and kitchen.Save this picture!© Santos-DiezThe volume tries to find pure shapes with no stridencies, no volumes that are one against another. Only the cantilevers are generating the transitions from the public to the private. We’ve considered that for this small surface, this simplicity gives the relax that must have a house.Save this picture!© Santos-DiezThe definition of modern is “the thing that is belonged to the current time”. Our time is asking for simplicity, austerity, efficiency and architectural quality. For that reason we think that we’ve achieved to fulfil the request.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Big Data Institute / Make ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 8Articles Share Photographs “COPY” Projects CopyHouses, Renovation•Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain CopyAbout this officeNAN ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationVilagarcía de ArousaHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSpainPublished on August 10, 2014Cite: “House in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan Arquitectos” 10 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Bamboo House / Atelier Stepan

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779095/bamboo-house-atelier-stepan Clipboard CopyHouses•Brno, Czech Republic Bamboo House / Atelier StepanSave this projectSaveBamboo House / Atelier Stepan “COPY” Houses Year:  Save this picture!© Štěpán Vrzala+ 26 Share Photographs Bamboo House / Atelier Stepan photographs:  Štěpán VrzalaPhotographs:  Štěpán VrzalaSave this picture!© Štěpán VrzalaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The house is situated on a slightly sloping land in the residential part of Brno. It is inspired by this garden, its optical interconnection and the final lightness. It more or less ignores the surrounding modern development.Save this picture!© Štěpán VrzalaIt is built for the lifestyle of the residents and it is influenced by their relationship with both the tangible and spiritual values of the East. Basic compositional element is the horizontal.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe concept of the house clearly separates individual functional levels and building trades. The house is composed by a confessed carrier construction and their lighter fillers.Save this picture!© Štěpán VrzalaThe carrier part consists of iron-concrete skeleton with pillars of square section supporting monolithic ceiling slabs, which are significantly excessed by consoled parts.Save this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionThis cubic house with a total size of 10×20 metres is a one generation house with a double garage and facilities. The social part of the house is situated on the ground floor whereas the resting part is on the floor.Save this picture!© Štěpán VrzalaThe floor is walkable through with city views. Porches are around the walls of the house and they have proved to be a great residential element and the screen from the external environment.The basic materials used are concrete, glass, black metal and wood.Save this picture!© Štěpán VrzalaProject gallerySee allShow less150 Weird Words Defined: Your Guide to the Language of ArchitectureArticlesRIBA Announces New International Prize for Global ArchitectureArchitecture News Share Czech Republiccenter_img ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779095/bamboo-house-atelier-stepan Clipboard 2009 Year:  2009 Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAtelier StepanOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrnoCzech RepublicPublished on December 26, 2015Cite: “Bamboo House / Atelier Stepan” 26 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?捷克竹子住宅 / Atelier Stepan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 stream Architects: Atelier Stepan Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Phil Packer’s 26th mile for Whizz-Kidz in Marathon challenge

first_img 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. Phil Packer’s 26th mile for Whizz-Kidz in Marathon challenge Tagged with: Celebrity Events London marathon Advertisement Iraq war veteran and prolific fundraiser Phil Packer, who suffered severe spinal cord injuries in 2008, will attempt to walk the London Marathon in 26 hours, supporting a different charity each mile. Youth mobility charity Whizz-Kidz is proud to claim the 26th – and final – mile of Phil’s marathon challenge.Packer’s hand-picked charities, all of whom support young disabled people or disadvantaged young people, will provide a ‘support walker’ to represent them and help him along the way.Representing Whizz-Kidz, who provide mobility equipment, skills training and work placements for disabled young people, is 24 year old Arunima Misra, a trainee lawyer and Whizz-Kidz ambassador. She said:“I am so excited to represent Whizz-Kidz on the last mile of this incredible challenge. Walking alongside the legendary Phil Packer is truly an honour. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for Whizz-Kidz and the equipment they gave me. This is my chance to give something back.”Phil explains his reasons behind his 26 selected charities:“My own personal journey over the past two years along with the relationships I have established with a number of charities and young people with disabilities and their families have increased my knowledge and understanding of the challenges those living with disabilities face daily.”To pledge money to Whizz-Kidz ‘mile 26’ fundraising effort, visit Phil and Arunima’s dedicated Virgin Money Giving page: http://tinyurl.com/WhizzKidz26Pam O’Brien, Events Fundraising Manager added:“Whizz-Kidz would like to extend our huge thanks to both Phil and Arunima for taking on this unique and exciting challenge to raise funds for young disabled people’s independent mobility.“As well as kindly sponsoring ‘Team Whizz-Kidz’ in this marathon challenge, we’d love people to spread the word in social media – for example posting the fundraising-page link on their facebook status, or “tweeting” #mile26 on Twitter to spread the word amongst their friends.”The last 365 yards of the Virgin London Marathon will see all 26 charities crossing the finish line together on Monday 26th April.– Ends –For further information please contact Rob Dyson, PR Manager on 020 7798 6103 or [email protected] to Editors• Since his injury in 2008, Phil Packer has embarked on numerous physical challenges and helped raise awareness of dozens of charities. In 2009, he raised £1.3 million for Help for Heroes by walking the London Marathon in 14 days, and other challenges have included the Three Peaks Challenge, rowing the Channel and the El Capitan Climb. He won national recognition including Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Britain Awards and the Helen Rollason Awards at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Find out more about Phil Packer by visiting www.philpacker.com/.• Whizz-Kidz has changed the lives of nearly 11,000 disabled children since 1990 – often literally overnight. The charity supports young people to access the right mobility equipment – including powered wheelchairs – at the right time; and delivers wheelchair skills-training, work placements, and other life-skills to help their transition from childhood to adulthood. Watch Arunima in action in our Whizz-Kidz consultation on accessibility in Exhibition Road http://tinyurl.com/WKarunima• There are still over 70,000 children in the UK who need our support. Find out more and help move a life forward visit: www.whizz-kidz.org.uk• The right wheelchair and mobility equipment is not automatically provided on the NHS, and it is virtually impossible for a disabled young person to get a powered wheelchair. The typical NHS budget for a wheelchair is £130, but it costs Whizz-Kidz £5,400 to give a disabled child the right powered wheelchair at the right time.• Whizz-Kidz aims to joint-fund mobility equipment where possible with local NHS services, and aims to ensure that much-needed improvements are made in delivering wheelchair services for children in the UK.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 12 April 2010 | News  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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Session proposals sought for 2014 International Fundraising Congress

first_img Planning for the 2014 International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands is underway and organisers the Resource Alliance are already looking for proposals for session titles and speakers.The IFC is one of the leading global fundraising conferences, attracting fundraisers from around the world. As well as workshops and masterclasses from established fundraising thinkers and practitioners, there are usually sessions from less well-known fundraisers who have expertise and success to share.The Resource Alliance explicitly encourages proposals from speakers in NGOs beyond the UK and USA. It also plans to expand the number of speakers it presents who bring perspectives from outside of the fundraising sector. The theme for the Congress will be ‘connections’.The deadline for submissions is 21 November 2013.Successful applicants will be notified that their proposal has been accepted once the programme has been finalised. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 November 2013 | News Tagged with: Resource Alliance Training Session proposals sought for 2014 International Fundraising Congress  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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Battle of Blair Mountain still rings true

first_imgVeterans of the Battle of Blair Mountain, W.Va., fought against federal troops by Black, Irish, Italian immigrant and Appalachian-region workers in 1921.The role of West Virginia’s education workers who are reviving a militant spirit in U.S. labor should come as no surprise to those who know this mountainous state’s labor history. West Virginia is, after all, the land that gave us “Solidarity Forever,” one of the most famous union anthems.Wobbly (Industrial Workers of the World) organizer Ralph Chaplin wrote the song after a bloody campaign in 1913 to improve the working conditions of coal miners in Kanawha County, W.Va. The criminal coal companies turned to violence to break the strike, firing on the workers with machine guns and high-powered rifles. But the workers persevered, and after a year of striking — and tragic bloodshed — the coal miners won a favorable contract.It was this heroic solidarity that inspired Chaplin to write the lines, “When the union’s inspiration through the workers’ blood shall run / there can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun.”During the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain, West Virginia miners showed the meaning of Chaplin’s lyrics. In addition to braving the dangerous conditions in the mines, the workers were fed up by the violent harassment of the “gun thugs” hired by the coal companies to silence any labor unrest.Arming themselves in self-defense, a multinational formation of over 10,000 Black and white coal miners — some of them first generation Italian and Irish immigrants — marched through southwestern West Virginia to liberate the coalfields from the owners. The state responded by sending in federal troops, which turned the miners’ righteous struggle for union rights into the bloodiest episode of class warfare in U.S. history.It was during the Battle of Blair Mountain that the miners wore iconic red bandanas, leading to the term “redneck.” Since then, workers in West Virginia — from the striking miners of the 1960s and 1970s to the education workers demanding what’s rightfully theirs at the Capitol in the early days of March — have worn the red bandana in remembrance of past struggles.It is a history all workers can benefit from and be proud of. It has already impelled the bravery and solidarity of the mostly women education workers on strike in the state’s 55 counties, sending an inspiring message to union workers everywhere. Some, like the teachers in Oklahoma, have voted to take action.Support the workers’ right to strike! Livable wages and affordable health care now! Solidarity forever!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Elects New Leadership

first_img Click on image to enlargeThe Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors and new officers. Since its inception in 1983, the Pasadena Tournament of Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena area organizations.The Foundation elected Mimi Evers and Nancy Hornberger to the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. Their complete bios can be found at www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation. These new members replace outgoing board members Shannon Boalt, Ed Morales and Diana Peterson-More who provided outstanding service and leadership.The Foundation Board also elected officers: Mark Harmsen, President; Maxine E. Harris, Past President; Judith A. Gordon, Vice President; Paige Parrish, Treasurer; and Leslie Lyons, Secretary. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association Vice President Terry Madigan will be transitioning in to replace Association Vice President Ed Morales. Continuing to serve on the Foundation Board; Brian Birnie, Glenn Bowie,Robin Flynn, Mark Leavens, Krysty Leckrone, Joan Madsen, Brandon Shamim, Rob Woolley and Kristin Yanish.Last month, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation announced its 2020 grant awards totaling over $140,000 presented to 16 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. Community programs receive grants in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sports and Recreation and Education. Due to COVID-19, many of the grant recipients were able to adjust their service approach to comply with physical distancing, while others pivoted their programming to meet community needs related to the pandemic.The 2020 Foundation grant recipients can be found at www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses FoundationThe Tournament of Roses Foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit public benefit corporation established to receive and manage contributions from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, its supporters and the general public. The 13-member board of directors is comprised of community leaders and Tournament members, appointed by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. Organizations or individuals interested in making a contribution or inquiring about the grants process should contact the Foundation by calling (626) 449-4100 or visiting the Tournament of Roses website at www.tournamentofroses.com/foundation. HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Non-Profits News Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Elects New Leadership 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Officers Elected to Continue Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation’s Commitment to Community STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 12:23 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 45 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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New ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill Calls for Full Transparency from Central Bank

first_img Audits Federal Reserve U.S. Senate 2015-01-28 Brian Honea Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / New ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill Calls for Full Transparency from Central Bank Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 28, 2015 1,242 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has reintroduced bipartisan legislation that calls for more transparency from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors, according to an announcement on Paul’s website.The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, or S. 264, commonly known as Audit the Fed, calls for elimination of the restrictions placed on the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s audits of the Fed. The bill also mandates that several divisions of the Fed be subject to Congressional oversight, including credit facilities, securities purchases, and quantitative easing activities.”A complete and thorough audit of the Fed will finally allow the American people to know exactly how their money is being spent by Washington,” Paul said. “The Fed currently operates under a cloak of secrecy and it has gone on for too long. The American people have a right to know what the Federal Reserve is doing with our nation’s money supply. The time to act is now.”One of the provisions of the bill calls for an audit of the review of the loan files of homeowners in foreclosure: “The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct an audit of the review of loan files of homeowners in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010, required as part of the enforcement actions taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System against supervised financial institutions.”Conservatives have criticized the Fed’s methods of attempting to stimulate the economy since the 2008 financial crisis and have repeatedly called for more transparency from the central bank. Legislation similar to the bill introduced by Paul on Wednesday has been proposed before by former U.S. Representative and Senator Paul’s father, Ron Paul (R-Texas) in 2009, and Representative Paul Broun (R-Georgia) last year. Broun’s bill easily passed in September 2014 with bipartisan support in the House by a 333 to 92 vote (with 106 Democrats and 227 Republicans voting in favor) but died when it was not voted on in the Senate before the end of the session. A similar bill was introduced in the House earlier this month by Representative Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky).Senator Rand Paul’s new Audit the Fed bill has 30 co-sponsors, only one of which – Mazie Hirono of Hawaii – is a Democrat. One of the new bill’s co-sponsors is Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).”At long last, it’s time for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve, so the American people can fully understand the scope and consequences of the agency’s extraordinary monetary policy since 2008,” Cruz said in a prepared statement. “The Fed has expanded its balance sheet fivefold, yet economic growth is still tepid, businesses are sitting on cash, and median income and household wealth are depressed. . .Enough is enough. The Federal Reserve needs to fully open its books so Congress and the American people can see what has been going on. This is a crucial first step to getting back to a more stable dollar and a healthy economy for the long term.”Another of the Fed’s policies conservatives have criticized is the near-zero savings interest rates. The Fed announced during the first Federal Open Market Committee meeting of the year on Wednesday that it is in no hurry to raise those interest rates, saying, “Based on its current assessment, the Committee judges that it can be patient in beginning to normalize the stance of monetary policy.””Americans are living with near-zero interest rates on their savings while entrepreneurs and small businesses report credit is still hard to get,” Cruz said. “Quantitative easing has contributed to the dollar’s volatility in recent years, which destabilizes the financial system and distorts investment. Other than elevating the stock market and key prices such as oil until lately, the Fed’s policies have not resulted in a long-term cure for our sick economy.”Democrats have repeatedly resisted any legislation that calls for further scrutiny of the Fed’s activity. Last month, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said she would “forcefully” oppose any type of Audit the Fed bill, telling reporters that “I do think central bank independence is very important. . . to make sure we can make the decisions we think are best.”center_img About Author: Brian Honea New ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill Calls for Full Transparency from Central Bank The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Audits Federal Reserve U.S. Senate in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: North Carolina Publications Honor Hutchens Law Firm Attorneys Next: GSE Investors Gain Victory in Court of Federal Claims Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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SC Directs Reopening Of Anganwadi Centres Outside CZ, Directs To Ensure Nutritional Support To Pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers And Children

Top StoriesSC Directs Reopening Of Anganwadi Centres Outside CZ, Directs To Ensure Nutritional Support To Pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers And Children Nupur Thapliyal13 Jan 2021 5:14 AMShare This – xA three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Subhash Reddy and Justice M.R. Shah directed the Union of India, States and Union Territories to reopen the anganwadi centres situated outside the containment zones, which were closed due to pandemic, to provide nutritional support to children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in accordance with…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?LoginA three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Subhash Reddy and Justice M.R. Shah directed the Union of India, States and Union Territories to reopen the anganwadi centres situated outside the containment zones, which were closed due to pandemic, to provide nutritional support to children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in accordance with the statutory requirements of National Food Security Act, 2013. The court however directed that the decision of not opening the anganwadi centres can only be taken after proper consultation of with State Disaster Management Authority in any area situated outside the containment zones. The court clarified that no anganwadi centres situated inside the containment zones shall be opened. The Court also directed the respondents to create a complaint redressal mechanism in each district to ensure the compliance of the Act. BACKGROUND OF THE PETITION A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed by Dipika Jagatram Sahani for seeking directions on the Union of India, States and Union Territories to respond on the closure of anganwadi centres across the country in the wake of pandemic. According to the petitioner, the anganwadi community system supplements nutrition to children upto 6 years, pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls. This system was fulfilling the State objective of making a holistic environment of providing nutritional support to such children and women. Being aggrieved on the closure, the petitioner had therefore prayed for the following: That the Union of India, States and UTs be directed to reopen all anganwadi centre services in accordance with the provisions of National Food Security Act, 2013.That the respondents shall provide hot cooked meals and take home rations as provided under the Act as well as The Supplementary Nutrition (under the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme) Rules, 2020 in the form of packaged food.That the respondents should conduct a growth monitoring of children to document growth in the wake of the after effects of the pandemic more particularly main nourishment among children and anemia in girl children and initiate corrective steps.Any other recommendations under Right to Food Campaign. OBSERVATIONS OF THE BENCH The bench observed that Art. 47 of the Constitution of India casts a responsibility on the States to regard the raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties. The Court also relied on the landmark judgment of PUCL v. Union of India (2001) wherein the Court had issued various directions for protection of right to food of the poor and the underprivileged sections including children and women. The Court observed the statutory machinery of the National Food Security Act, 2013 and held that Anganwadi Centres which are manned by Anganwadi workers/helpers are entrusted with implementation of a large number of welfare schemes initiated by the Central Government as well as by the State Governments. The bench while analyzing Schedule II of the Act which provides for nutritional standards for children in the age group of 6 months to 6 years, pregnant women and lactating mothers, held that: “Children are the next generation and therefore unless and until the children and the women have the nutritious food, it will affect the next generation and ultimately the country as a whole. No one can doubt that children are the future of our country and if there is some stinginess in providing them with adequate nutrition, the country as a whole is deprived in future of taking the benefit of their potential.” The bench held that it is a statutory obligation of the Centre and the States to provide for nutritional support to the pregnant women and lactating mothers, nutritional support to children and to take steps to identify and provide meals for children who suffer from malnutrition. “The Centre as well as States are statutorily obliged to implement statutory obligation as imposed under Sections 4,5 and 6 of the Act, 2013. The nutritional support is required to be of the nutritional standards which have already been laid down to Schedule II of the Act, 2013 and all States/UTs are obliged to implement such Scheme and have to comply with Schedule II.” The bench held. Directions issued by the Court Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development, all States/Union Territories who have not yet opened Anganwadi Centres shall take a decision to open Anganwadi Centres on or before 31.01.2021 situated outside the containment zone.The decision for not opening Anganwadi Centres in any State/Union Territories shall be taken only after the State Disaster Management Authority of the State direct for not opening of Anganwadi Centres in State situated outside containment zone.Anganwadi Centres situated in the containment zone shall not be opened till the containment continues.All States/Union Territories shall ensure that nutritional standards as provided in Schedule II of National Food Security Act, 2013 by providing nutritional support to pregnant women, lactating mothers, nutritional support to children who suffer from malnutrition.All the States/Union Territories shall issue necessary orders regarding monitoring and supervision of Anganwadi Centres to ensure that the benefit reaches to the beneficiaries and a Complaint Redressal Mechanism be put in place in each district. Case Name: Dipika Hagatram Sahant v. Union of India & Ors. WP CIVIL No. 1039 of 2020 Judgment dated: 13.01.2021Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Story read more

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CMO doesn’t anticipate easing Level 5 earlier than planned

first_img By News Highland – November 3, 2020 CMO doesn’t anticipate easing Level 5 earlier than planned DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp The Chief Medical Officer says he doesn’t anticipate any easing of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions earlier than planned.There’s been a fall in the number of new cases in most parts of the country, with the 14-day incidence now estimated to be at 248 per 100-thousand.Donegal incidence rate has fallen to 309.7 with 21 new cases confirmed in the county yesterday.But health officials have raised concerns over the “stubbornly” high levels of Covid-19 in Dublin.Dr Tony Holohan doesn’t think lifting some lockdown measures before December 1st is currently an option:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/holohan7am-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleInterTrade Ireland very concerned at Brexit impactNext articleQuestions remain on flying home for Christmas News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Proserv to provide subsea controls system for IOG’s Core Project Phase 1

first_imgThe complete subsea control system comprises a master control station, subsea control module, subsea distribution and instrumentation Proserv to provide subsea controls system for IOG’s Core Project Phase 1. (Credit: Proserv UK Ltd.) UK-based controls technology company, Proserv has been selected by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) to provide a complete subsea controls system for the Core Project Phase 1 development in the UK.The scope of contract includes the engineering, construction and installation of a complete subsea control system for the Elgood single-well subsea tieback.Proserv said that the complete subsea control system comprises a master control station, subsea control module, subsea distribution and instrumentation.Proserv Controls senior vice president Iain Smith said: “We are pleased to be awarded this work in such uncertain times and it further strengthens our reputation as a subsea controls supplier of choice, demonstrating significant value to our customers by way of best-in-class reliability and no future obsolescence worries.“We look forward to working with IOG and their SURF contractor to ensure the cost-effective, safe and timely execution of this development.”IOG’s Core Project Phase 1 comprises development of three gas fieldsIOG’s Core Project Phase 1 comprises the development of the Southwark, Blythe, and Elgood fields while the Phase 2 comprises the Nailsworth, Elland and Goddard fields.Proserv said that the Elgood gas field is part of the Blythe Hub, which is located 35km off the coast of Norfolk in the Southern North Sea and expected to come on-stream in 2021.Furthermore, the Elgood is being co-developed along with the nearby Blythe field as a single subsea well that will be tied back to an unmanned platform at Blythe.Discovered by Enterprise Oil in 1991, the Elgood field is currently owned and operated by IOG with a stake of 50%, while the remaining interest is held by CalEnergy Resources.Recently, Petrofac, an oilfield services firm, has been selected by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) for the Core Project Phase 1 well management contract.last_img read more

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