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Areia / AAP Associated Architects Partnership

first_imgArchitects: AAP Associated Architects Partnership Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily 2017 Kuwait Year:  Areia / AAP Associated Architects Partnership Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2063 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Residential•Al Khiran, Kuwait Manufacturers: Fosroc, Kessel, StormerCollaborators:Telmo Rodrigues, Carla Barroso, Pedro Miranda, Alba Duarte, Lionel Estriga, Carlo Palma, Mohammed Karout, Emanuel Grave, António Brigas, Elvino Domingos, João Costa, Hassan Javed, Duarte Correia, Mariana Neves, Luís EstevesLandscape Design:Susana PinheiroInterior Design:Leonor FeyoMEP:Rúben Rodrigues, Vando Beldade, Mohammed HassanGraphic Design:Aquilino SoteroProject Management:Asbuilt – Vando BeldadeAuthors:Abdulatif Al Mishari, Osvaldo de Sousa, Rui VargasCity:Al KhiranCountry:KuwaitMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The project is located in Sabah Alahmed Alsabah Maritime City in the southern part of Kuwait. Developed to expand the length of available shoreline, the development brings the sea into the desert to create a series of canals that are anchored by several docks and marinas and activated by many other recreational activities. The five plots of the five residences sit on one of the inner canals overlooking the sea.Save this picture!© João MorgadoFrom an early stage, the idea was to develop a sense of unity, using the same architectural language of simple plane geometry, as well as the same basic concept and programmatic organization, resulting in a contemporary image of continuity and proportion, where slight harmonious variations guarantee complexity and diversity to this set of houses.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe program involves an interpretation of the Kuwaiti way of life and its needs, relating the main daily living areas with the beach, exterior patios, gardens, and pool areas. Positioned in the ground floor and with a privileged view over the canal, they share the ability to combine their use by its dwellers, in order to maximize the overall flexibility, as well as associate the interior space with the exterior areas in a comfortable way, literally extending to the plot limits. On the opposite edge of the plot, next to the entrance, stands a formal social gathering space for guests, the diwanyia.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© João MorgadoUpper floors are bounded by enveloping walls, partially perforated, that effectively guarantee the privacy requested by the program. It withstands certain programmatic variations without compromising the unity as an ensemble. More contained in itself, is reserved for the family bedrooms, with a wider, albeit protected, view over the city. Rooftops with its 360º panoramic view over Khiran make desirable leisure spaces, combining lounge and seating areas for socializing, making it an ideal venue for experiencing the sunset time when the absence of shade is tolerable.Save this picture!© João MorgadoStaff quarters, stand on different floors, connecting directly their circle of activities. The five villas, multiply the same organization concept in its basic. Despite the fact that the schematics are very similar, the volumetric composition presents gentle variations that make each house unique its own way. When seen from the road, they look like a simple repetition of the same house, a more heterogeneous facade is experienced from the canal.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe simple and neutral approach, tries to restore use, functions and habitability on a basic, shade and courtyards design options in a natural contradiction with what at this point is the development of this city, where the architectural anarchy of the different residential designs, the lack of criteria in color, dimensions, form, textures and construction options create a complex, heterogeneous image of a place that is yet to be defined.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessAFM Interior / Olha Wood InteriorsSelected ProjectsGimhae Heung-dong House / Architects Group RAUMSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 65Curated by Pedro Vada Share “COPY” Areia / AAP Associated Architects PartnershipSave this projectSaveAreia / AAP Associated Architects Partnership “COPY” Photographs Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAAP Associated Architects PartnershipOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuildingsResidentialAl KhiranKuwaitPublished on March 15, 2018Cite: “Areia / AAP Associated Architects Partnership” 14 Mar 2018. 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Veterans of anti-racist struggle honor Mumia and Bell

first_imgEx-Black Panther Herman BellNew York — An overflow assembly of Mumia Abu-Jamal supporters packed the meeting hall of the International Action Center on the afternoon of Sunday, April 29. They came to defend Mumia before his pivotal April 30 court hearing in Philadelphia, to pay tribute to the hard-won release from prison of ex-Black Panther Herman Bell and to hear in-the-trenches activists give a historic assessment of the current domestic and world situation.The crowd-drawing event was headlined under the theme “Which Way Forward with Anti-Imperialist Consciousness and Resistance?” Reprising the spirit of the Afro-Asian 1955 Bandung Conference in Indonesia, an artistically compelling flyer listed the highly regarded presenters, including Estela Vásquez, vice president, Local 1199 SEIU; Mireille Fanon Mendes-France, president, Frantz Fanon Foundation; Professor Tony Monteiro, W.E.B. Du Bois scholar and teacher; Sara Flounders, co-director, International Action Center; Pam Africa and Dr. Suzanne Ross, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; William Camacaro, Venezuela support activist; and Glenn Ford, Black Agenda Report.The impressive meeting centered around the “hot off the press” release of Mumia’s newest book, “Murder Incorporated: Empire/Genocide/Manifest Destiny,” co-authored with Stephen Vittoria. It sold at a brisk pace.After spending 45 years in prison, Herman Bell was finally released on April 27 over strong opposition from the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the Piagentini family and Mayor Bill de Blasio.Prior to Bell’s release, inflammatory labels such as “cop-killer” were hurled in his direction in a cruel effort to derail his dues-paid release and ignoring the fact that the parole board had determined that after 45 years of imprisonment and stringent review, Herman Bell had met the conditions for parole in full. While this story is tragic, history shows that police are not sacred cows, as evidenced in the Eric Garner tragedy of four years ago. And we must never forget Ramsey Orta, who has been persecuted by police ever since releasing his video of the police chokehold that killed Garner.Bell’s case goes back more than 45 years and reflects the turbulent period that began during the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War eras. It included issues around this country’s history of rampant police brutality against people of color. It is interesting to note that the family of slain officer  Waverly Jones was more conciliatory than the Piagentini family, even though they both lost loved ones in the shootout that involved Bell.In a statement circulated by the Campaign to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Bell family said his release “is a result of important and urgent changes in the criminal legal system and parole regulations that are part of nationwide efforts to end mass incarceration. Let us hope that Herman’s release brings inspiration for more change.”It is important to remember that the inflammatory term “cop killer” is used to obscure the notion that political prisoners exist in the United States. Denial allows the state and news media to criminalize actions that challenge the racist and repressive nature of this society. The decades-long incarcerations of Mumia and other political prisoners are egregious violations of the human rights that the U.S. piously claims to uphold, but violates massively on a daily basis.The struggle to free Mumia Abu-Jamal will continue because he’s been innocent from jump-street and the evidence proves it. A luta continua! May Herman Bell enjoy the peace he so rightfully deserves!Hagins is a member of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition in New York City. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

From Venezuela: An open letter to the people of the U.S. from President Nicolás Maduro

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela delivered this Feb. 7 message to the people of the U.S. through social media. If I know anything, it is about the people, because just like you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I was forged in the heat of popular and union struggles in a Venezuela submerged in exclusion and inequality. I am no tycoon; I am a worker of mind and heart.  Today I have the great privilege of presiding over the new Venezuela, rooted in a model of inclusive development and social equality, which Comandante Hugo Chávez forged starting in 1998, inspired by the legacy of Simón Bolivar.We are living today in a historical crossroad. There are days that will define the future of our countries, giving us a choice between war and peace. Your national representatives of Washington want to bring to their borders the same hatred that they sowed in Vietnam. They want to invade and intervene in Venezuela — they say, as they said then — in the name of democracy and freedom. But this is false. Their history of the usurpation of power in Venezuela is as false as the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. It is a false argument, but it can have dramatic consequences for our entire region.Venezuela is a country that, by virtue of its 1999 Constitution, has broadly expanded the participatory and protagonist democracy of the people, and that in an unprecedented way so that today Venezuela is one of the countries that has held the largest number of elections in the last 20 years. You may not like our ideology or how our society looks, but we exist and we are millions.I address these words to the people of the United States of America to warn of the gravity and danger that some sectors in the White House intend, that is, to invade Venezuela with unpredictable consequences for my country and for the entire American region. President Donald Trump also intends to disrupt the worthy initiatives to open a dialogue promoted by Uruguay and Mexico, with the support of CARICOM, for a peaceful solution and dialogue on behalf of Venezuela. We know that for the good of Venezuela we have to sit down and talk because to refuse to dialogue is to choose the path of force. Keep in mind the words of John F. Kennedy: “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” Those who do not want to dialogue, are they afraid of the truth?The political intolerance toward the Venezuelan Bolivarian model and the desires for our immense oil resources, minerals and other great riches have prompted an international coalition headed by the U.S. government to commit the serious insanity of waging a military attack on Venezuela under the pretext of a nonexistent humanitarian crisis.The people of Venezuela have painfully suffered social wounds caused by a criminal commercial and financial blockade, which has been aggravated by the dispossession and robbery of our financial resources and assets in countries aligned with this demented onslaught.And yet, thanks to a new system of social protection, of direct attention to the most vulnerable sectors of our society, we proudly continue to be a country in the Americas with high human development index and low inequality.The U.S. people must know that this complex multiform aggression is carried out with total impunity and in clear violation of the Charter of the United Nations, which expressly outlaws the threat or use of force, among other principles and purposes, for the sake of peace and friendly relations between nations.We want to continue being business partners of the people of the United States, as we have been throughout our history. Their politicians in Washington, on the other hand, are willing to send their sons and daughters to die in an absurd war, instead of respecting the sacred right of the Venezuelan people to self-determination and to safeguard their sovereignty.Like you, people of the United States, we Venezuelans are patriots. And we shall defend our homeland with all our soul. Today Venezuela is united in a single cry: We demand the cessation of the aggression that seeks to suffocate our economy and socially suffocate our people, as well as the cessation of the serious and dangerous threats of military intervention against Venezuela.We appeal to the good soul of U.S. society, a victim of its own leaders, to join our call for peace. Let us be all one people against warmongering and war.Long live the peoples of America!Nicolás MaduroPresident of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuelalast_img read more

Bacon Better For the Environment than Lettuce

first_img Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleWho is on the Naughty List? Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Bacon Better For the Environment than Lettuce SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 21, 2015 Facebook Twitter New research from the Carnegie Mellon University suggested that following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment. Meatingplace reports that’s because those foods have relatively high resource use and greenhouse gas emissions per calorie. Paul Fischbeck, a professor involved in the research, said “eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon.” Researchers studied the food supply chain to determine how the obesity epidemic in the United States is affecting the environment. Specifically, they examined how growing, processing and transporting food, as well as food sales and service and household use take a toll on resources in the form of energy use, water use and GHG emissions. They found getting weight under control and eating fewer calories has a positive effect on the environment, however, eating the recommended “healthier” foods — a mix of fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood — increased the environmental impact. Bacon Better For the Environment than Lettucelast_img read more


first_imgIncreased pressure on the media during the run-up to the presidential electionIntimidation campaigns against journalists and dissidents intensified during the run-up to the 2010 presidential election.Website blockings and harassment follow the entry into force of Decree No. 60On 6 July 2010, the Vitebsky Kuryer newspaper’s website was blocked by the Beltelecom national telecommunications operator, which controls bandwidth. The website, not registered with the authorities for ideological reasons, has now been blocked under Decree No. 60, and has had to migrate to another platform.A news website based in the town of Vileika,, was blocked for several days as the result of a police investigation into comments posted by cybernauts. On 1 July, the police questioned one of the site’s users, Mikalai Susla, and confiscated his computer because they suspected him to be the site’s director. The latter said that the site had been blocked because of unfavourable comments about local and national policies, and that the crackdown was related to the fact that Decree No. 60 had just come into effect.Natalia Radzina, chief editor of the opposition website was again interrogated by police in Minsk on 1 July 2010 in connection with litigation over a comment made on her website. This was her fourth interrogation in four months.On 23 June 2010, nine activist members of the Nazbol (National Bolshevik Party) staged an unauthorised demonstration on Freedom Square in Minsk, waving placards and wearing T-shirts with the words “Internet Freedom.” They were arrested and found guilty of “violating procedure for holding demonstrations.” Their leader, Yawhen Kontush, was fined 875,000 Belarus roubles (about USD 324). The other participants were each sentenced to pay a fine of 175,000 roubles (about USD 65).Journalists’ personal data in jeopardyIn April 2010, a senior police officer authorised police computer experts to access the e-mail accounts and Skype instant messages of several independent journalists whose computers had been seized during raids of their media offices and homes on 16 March. This happened as a result of defamation suits which a former KGB official, Ivan Korzh, brought against relatives of police officers arrested in connection with a case involving allegedly illegal hunting practices.Natalia Radzina, Svyatlana Kalinkina and Maryna Koktysh of the opposition newspaper Narodnaya Volya, as well as Iryna Khalip of the independent Russian daily Novaïa Gazeta are also concerned.The authorities’ decision to access journalists’ e-mails and instant messaging constitutes a serious violation of both these media professionals’ communication methods and their privacy. Such practices place the reporters’ sources in jeopardy. Belarus authorities are particularly interested in identifying and monitoring contributors to Charter 97’s website. Police investigator Alyaksandr Puseu told Natallya Radzina that they had discovered no documents related to the defamation suit in the seized computers, but had found over 3,000 articles containing the keyword diktatura (dictatorship). The journalist was questioned in detail about how the website operates. In 2009, Ivan Korzh had lodged a complaint in the aim of having an article posted on removed, entitled: “Relatives of arrested policemen complain about dictatorship.”Impunity promotes self-censorship On 3 September 2010, Oleg Bebenine, a Charter 97 journalist known for his criticisms of Belarus’ leadership, was found hanged in his country house near Minsk, the capital. The official finding of suicide is denied by his close relatives and associates, who believe that it was a politically motivated crime. Journalists covering this case have received death threats.The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) – a Reporters Without Borders’ partner organisation and a 2004 Sakharov Prize recipient – sent letters to the Minister of Interior and to the public prosecutor calling for an objective and transparent investigation. To date, impunity reigns over this matter, adding to the oppressive climate of intimidation against media professionals and motivating them to resort to self-censorship.Demonstrations against Lukashenko’s re-election : Attempts to block information The president of Belarus, who has been in power for 16 years, was officially re-elected as a result of the December 2010 elections, which international observers have labelled “undemocratic.”On 19 December 2010, protest demonstrations were held in Minsk after the announcement of the outgoing President’s victory with nearly 80% of the votes. Large gatherings were violently dispersed and over 600 people were arrested, including some 30 journalists. Pressures also intensified online and on communications via cell phone. Calls made on 19 December around 8:00 p.m. could not get through anywhere in Belarus. A number of opposition and independent news sites were the victims of DdoS attacks which either made them inaccessible or caused them to display pseudo or “counterfeit” websites disseminating false information to which visitors were redirected. Thus, some sites with similar names, but registered with the suffix “.in,” appeared in place of, as well as Belaruspartisan and Gazetaby, and even the newspaper Nasha Niva.Blog platforms such as the highly popular LiveJournal experienced operating problems as of 19 December. In the early morning of 20 December, security agents entered the offices of the website and several of their members were arrested by the KGB. Editor Natalia Radzina was struck in the head by police on 19 December. Released in late January 2011, she is still under house arrest and is being prosecuted for “participation in mass riots.” She may face a prison term of up to 15 years.Continued reprisals and international solidarity for voices critical of the regimeRepression continued to plague Belarus’ society in the weeks following the election protests.Several unprecedented cases of house arrests, coupled with the posting of security officers at opposition members’ homes and strict isolation measures, have been observed. Some of the latter have been barred from Internet access and from watching TV news.In view of the extent of the protests, the well-known Polish dissident and politician Lech Walesa predicted that Belarusians would use new technologies to follow in the footsteps of Tunisia and relieve President Alexander Lukashenko of his duties.In the meantime, the international community has been expressing increased solidarity with Belarusian civil society. Since 2011, the European Union and the United States have imposed new sanctions against Minsk which include asset freezes and refusals to grant visas to the Belarus president and 150 of his close associates.Estonia, a Balta state renowned for its expertise in the technology sector, stated in January 2011 that it was ready to put its cyber-expertise to work on behalf of the Belarusian opposition to teach them “how to manage their Internet websites and protect them against cyberattacks.” The NATO Cyber Security Centre is based in Estonia. The United States is said to have offered to join Estonians in their efforts to aid Belarus. Human rights activists, who have already demonstrated how innovative they are by their successful online mobilisation efforts, are often skilled users of certain techniques for circumventing censorship and protecting personal data. However, in confronting a regime resolved not to loosen its grip, international assistance may prove to be a valuable asset to Belarusian netizens. May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News News Follow the news on Belarus Until now Belarus’ sole space for freedom, the Internet, has just been put under a regulatory microscope by the government in the wake of a repressive order which entered into effect in July 2010. The suspicious death of an online journalist has traumatised the profession. In the run-up to the elections, and during the demonstrations following the disputed re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, “Europe’s last dictator” civil society has witnessed crackdowns both offline, against demonstrators and journalists, and online, via blockings, cyberattacks and tampering. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Setting up an Internet filtering systemDecree No. 60 issued in February 2010, entitled “On measures for improving use of the national Internet network,” entered into effect on 1 July 2010. It establishes extensive control over Internet content and provides a framework for network access. It requires Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to register with the Ministry of Communications and Information and to provide it with technical details on the country’s online networks, systems and information resources.This decree also obliges ISPs to identify all the devices (including computers and mobile phones) which are being used to connect to the Internet. Similarly, all users going online in a cybercafé or using a shared connection (for example, in a condominium) now have to identify themselves, and a record of all online connections must be kept for one year. The aim of this measure is to dissuade citizens from continuing to inform themselves on independent and opposition websites.The decree also provides for the creation of a Centre of Operations and Analysis (COA) attached to the president’s office, whose task it will be to monitor all content before it is put online. This measure clearly institutes censorship at the highest level of government. Any request by this Centre for a website closure will have to be carried out by the ISP concerned within 24 hours. Any protest against a website’s closing will need to be referred to a court. The Ministry of Communications and Information has formulated a new regulation, effective as of 1 July, setting up a filtering system for controlling access to websites considered dangerous, including “extremist” sites, those linked with trafficking in arms, drugs, or human beings, and those which are pornographic or incite violence. Sites deemed as such will be banned by order of the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Committee for State Control, or the COA and will be rendered inaccessible from government organisations, state-owned companies and cybercafés. They could also be blocked from other Internet users by ISPs, which had until 1 September to procure the equipment needed to carry out the regulations. March 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Game Day Chef Challenge Finalists Set for Grand Finale

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Game Day Chef Challenge Finalists Set for Grand Finale Live Cook-Off to Be Held Prior to the Game on January 1 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | 11:09 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News For the second year in a row the Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale will be returning to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Stadium. The contest, sponsored by Chevron, is a fun and innovative cooking competition in which football fans, foodies, and chefs vie for a $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights for the best game-day recipe.The unique hook is that each contestant’s dish must include at least one food or beverage item purchased from a Chevron or Texaco station.Chevron hosted six regional cooking competitions across the country this football season to determine the six Grand Finale Finalists. One winner from each region has advanced and will face-off at the Rose Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2016, where the grand prize winner will receive $25,000 in Chevron with Techron Gift Cards and be crowned the “2015 Game Day Chef Challenge Champion.”The Regional Champions and competitors in the Grand Finale are (listed in chronological order of the regional competitions):• Representing the Northwest, Donna Beck from Sumner, WA and her Big Dawg Bacon Wrapped Spicy BBQ & Ranch Sliders• Representing the Southeast Region, Alex Callegari from Miami, FL with his Steak Balls of Fire with Chipotle Cheese Dip• Representing the Texas Region, Chera Little from Austin, TX will be cooking her Chorizo and Wasabi-Lime Wontachos with Thai Slaw• Representing the Gulf Region, David Graham from San Diego, CA preparing his CB Carne Asada Slider• Representing the Mountain Region, Julie Hession from Las Vegas, NV with her submissionSouthwestern Scrimmage Burgers• Representing the West Region, Merry Graham from Newhall, CA, serving up her Pass the Pigskin Pork Cones“This year’s Game Day Chefs have really elevated the cooking competition,” said Don Walker, General Manager of Brand, Chevron. “The submissions were very creative and the Regional Winners are very talented.”Chevron and the Game Day Chef Challenge are rolling out the red carpet for the three celebrity judges who will taste and score each dish. The guest judges include:• Amy Scattergood – Food Editor at the Los Angeles Times• Isaiah Mustafa – Actor, best known for portraying “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” in the Emmy Award-winning commercial from Old Spice• Chris Soules – Iowa Farmer, best known for his appearances on ABC’s The Bachelor and Dancing with the StarsFans attending the game on January 1 are encouraged to stop by the Game Day Chef Challenge set in the Rose Bowl Fan Fest to take in the action! The Fan Fest will open at 8:00 a.m. PST and will run until 1:00 p.m. PST. The Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST. The above dishes will be judged starting at 12:00 p.m. PST and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. The Game Day Chef Challenge will be giving away over $900.00 in Chevron gift cards to fans that are watching and answering trivia questions about the game, the teams and our esteemed judges.For a complete listing of the game-day recipes and finalists that will be competing in the Grand Finale event, along with more information on the contest, visit ChevronChevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Pasadena Congresswoman Denounces Planned Immigrant Deportation Raids

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Thursday, Reuters reported the Obama Administration intends to launch a nationwide 30-day “surge” of new immigration deportation raids targeting hundreds of families and young adults through the months of May and June.In January, Pasadena area U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) condemned similar raids that resulted in the deportation of 121 individuals, mainly women and children from Central America.Thursday, Rep. Chu released the following statement:“Today’s news, if true, is devastating for immigrant families across the country, and is a huge step backwards from the progress made through the President’s executive actions. The targeting of refugee mothers and children is outrageous and diametrically opposed to our values as a nation. To deport these individuals and tear apart families is inhumane. As we strive to build trust within our communities, these proposed raids breed nothing but fear and suspicion. Rounding up and detaining refugees will undoubtedly lead to the re-victimization of refugee families fleeing gang warfare and drug violence. These raids were wrong in January and they are wrong today. Refugees with credible fear have a legal right to be in this country. They deserve due process and a fair day in court with access to appropriate language services as needed. We should help these refugees by offering them government provided attorneys rather than returning them to peril or even death. We are and must remain a nation of laws, but we are also a compassionate nation of principles. I am strongly opposed to these raids and urge the Obama Administration to work with us on a comprehensive solution to address the refugee crisis from Central America.” More Cool Stuff 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. Government Pasadena Congresswoman Denounces Planned Immigrant Deportation Raids Published on Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 4:19 pm Community News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Madras HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Online Booking Facility For Railway Concessional Tickets

first_imgNews UpdatesMadras HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Online Booking Facility For Railway Concessional Tickets LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 July 2020 12:54 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to the Ministry of Railways and the Railway Board on a petition seeking online booking facility for concessional tickets in the official website of IRCTC.A division bench of Justice Subbaiah and Justice Krishnan Ramaswamy has asked the Railway Board and the Central Government to respond within four weeks.Dr. Mohamed Khader Meeran, a native of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to the Ministry of Railways and the Railway Board on a petition seeking online booking facility for concessional tickets in the official website of IRCTC.A division bench of Justice Subbaiah and Justice Krishnan Ramaswamy has asked the Railway Board and the Central Government to respond within four weeks.Dr. Mohamed Khader Meeran, a native of Trichy filed the Public Interest Litigation (WP No. 8820/2020) stating that more than 2 lakh tickets were sold on May 21 without making the facility for availing concession tickets on IRCTC website.It was stated that  the Railways Board decided to run 200 special trains from June 1 for the convenience of passengers. The Railway Board stated that these special trains will only offer concessionary fares to Divyangjan and Patients Category Passengers (Passengers suffering from any disease among 11 sets of diseases mentioned under railway concession rules). The petitioner argued that the IRCTC did not allow facility for online booking of concessional tickets.   The petitioner argued that announcing a special concession for the patients and not providing the facility for availing concession is not fair. He pleaded for prompt arrangement of the facility to avail patients’ category concessions through IRCTC, refund the remaining fare to rest of the patient category passengers who have booked it without receiving the concession, and also to make facility to book all concession category tickets ( currently permitted under railway rules) through online mode in IRCTC website after initiation of regular train services. “Patients suffering from heart and kidney diseases are vulnerable during this corona pandemic. Their lives will be at risk, if they are compelled to visit reservation counter to avail concession. So, IRCTC website need to be changed accordingly to provide concessionary booking facility for patients. It will help the government to identify the vulnerable group of passengers and could take effort to carry out necessary steps to safeguard their lives by quarantine and special follow-up visits. Gathering this information will serve as a rich data source for carrying out epidemiological and clinical research in the future”, the plea read.On behalf of the petitioner, advocates Mr. Syed Kaleesha and Mr. Rahman Sheriff appeared. “There are many concessionary benefits offered by Indian railways for senior citizens, patients, widows, students, farmers and doctors in train tickets. However, the IRCTC website offers concession facility only for senior citizens and the differently-abled (Divyangjan). Other category passengers can book the concession ticket only at the reservation center, not through IRCTC. We have therefore requested the Railways to facilitate online booking of all concessionary travel tickets through IRCTC in the petition”, submitted petitioner’s counsel.  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

How Judges Judge?

first_imgColumnsHow Judges Judge? Prerna Dhoop & Vandana Dhoop22 Sep 2020 4:49 AMShare This – xWe have been reading the criticism against Justice Arun Mishra, a judge, recently retired from the Supreme Court for quite some time now particularly, with respect to the performance of his judicial functions as a judge. In his farewell speech he said that: “I have dealt with every case with my conscience and took every decision with conviction.” He went on to urge the legal fraternity…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?LoginWe have been reading the criticism against Justice Arun Mishra, a judge, recently retired from the Supreme Court for quite some time now particularly, with respect to the performance of his judicial functions as a judge. In his farewell speech he said that: “I have dealt with every case with my conscience and took every decision with conviction.” He went on to urge the legal fraternity to analyse every judgement of his “but do not give them this colour or that colour.” This statement reminds one of what Justice P.N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India (CJI), had once said, “Political ideology is bound to colour judgments, there is no doubt about it…Decision-making requires a lot of skill..a lot of insight also..a lot of vision and therefore your political ideology is bound to colour your judgments, you can’t avoid it”. Then, how does one reconcile the two contradictory views about how judges think they judge. Jurisprudentially speaking, a decision is made by applying the articulate major premise i.e., the law, to the articulate minor premise i.e., the facts of the case. And what we automatically arrive at is a judgement. Prima facie, decision-making seems like a very simple and logical process in which a judge who is objective, impartial and neutral, acts like a slot machine to apply law to the facts to pronounce a verdict. However, the question is: is the process of decision-making as simple, logical and apolitical as it sounds? Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes, a celebrated Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, knew very well that judges have avid political leanings that find reflection in their decisions. He stated in unequivocal terms: “General propositions do not decide concrete cases. The decision will depend on a judgement or intuition more subtle than any articulate major premise”. This is also what Justice Bhagwati had sought to highlight i.e. the close connection between a judge’s political beliefs and one’s interpretation of the law. It is probably the same idea that Justice Mishra conveyed when he said that his judgements arose directly from his convictions and conscience. However, Justice Holmes went on to caution that a judge’s decision must not in any way infringe the fundamental principles in a social order as have been understood by the traditions of its people and its law. As such, a judge while deciding a case should refrain from giving one’s own meaning- derived from one’s convictions or conscience howsoever deep- to the fundamental principles of thought and action upon which a social structure rest. Professor Ronald Dworkin’s idea of ‘Law as Integrity’ provides adequate guidance to judges on how to determine cases and pronounce principled decisions instead of purely political ones. Typically, legal decisions must follow from principles of justice, fairness and procedural due process that provide the best constructive interpretation of the community’s legal practice. These fundamental conditions which a community has cultivated and cherished since eternity have been laid down in the nation’s constitutive document like the Constitution of India, 1950 and cannot be left as the inarticulate major premise for the judge to determine. It must be clear that the fundamental principles upon which the existence of the society rests are not to be left to the political judgement or personal intuition or the visceral sensations of a judge. In Lon L. Fuller’s fictional case of the Speluncean Explorers, the judges were presented with a difficult fact situation wherein they had to decide whether the four explorers, who got trapped in a limestone cave for day’s together and who in order to survive decided to kill and eat their fifth counterpart after playing a game of dice, should be held guilty of committing murder. Each judge decided the case in his own unique way reflecting one’s own personal choice of legal ideology. What is noteworthy is Judge Tatting’s description of an ideal decision maker. According to him a judge should disassociate the emotional and intellectual sides of one’s reactions and decide the case on purely intellectual basis. Further, a judge should be extremely cautious of contradictory emotions and put them aside as much as possible namely, sympathy for the four defendants; feelings of abhorrence and disgust at the monstrous acts they had committed; the public opinion against the defendants; media reports calling the defendants ‘cannibals’ and such other extraneous factors. Contrarily, a judge should decide a case on the basis of a convincing and logical demonstration of the natural result demanded by the law and community’s belief in the universal principles like ‘human life is absolutely valuable, not to be sacrificed under any circumstance’ and ‘all human individuals are born free and equal’. Theoretically, judges should determine cases based on relevant considerations namely the legislative expression; jurisdictional issues; procedure of courts; precedents and to an extent the demands of justice and fairness. The judge will rely on these factors in varying degrees depending on one’s intellectual ability, independence and initiative. Practically however, generalisations constructed through a combination of personal beliefs, political ideology, familial customs, individual habits, common ideas, stereotypical conclusions drawn from the facts of the case and moral blameworthiness of the parties et cetera are consolidated and wielded into the mental processes of judges. And this Justice Holmes and Justice Bhagwati say is the nature of the decision-making process and cannot be avoided under any circumstance. For example, in 1986 when a Georgia statute that criminalised ‘homosexuality’ was being challenged before the Supreme Court of United States in Bowers v. Hardwick 478 U.S. 186 (1986), one of the presiding judges, Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. was left confused on how to cast his decisive vote in such a crucial case. Unfortunately, in the end, the majority of the judges upheld the Georgia law. Shortly, before the decision was pronounced, Justice Powell had confided in his fellow justices that he had never actually met a homosexual individual in life to which, the dissenting Justice Harry A. Blackmun responded, “look around your chambers”. Ironically, one of his four law clerks that term was gay. Rather, a study had found that ‘for six consecutive terms in the 1980s one or more of Justice Powell’s assigned four clerks was gay.’ Later, in 1990 Justice Powell expressed reservations about his vote in the Hardwick case: “I think I probably made a mistake in that one.” This mistake rooted in his personal convictions resulted in homosexuality remaining a crime for nearly two decades until 2003. In 2011, Justice P.N. Bhagwati sought to dissociate himself from the infamous judgment of ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla 1976 (2) SCC 521, which upheld the suspension of fundamental rights, even the right to life during the national emergency of 1975. Repenting over his ‘act of weakness’ by succumbing to the prevailing political pressures, he confessed 30 years later, “I plead guilty. I don’t know why I yielded… it was against my conscience…That judgment is not Justice Bhagwati’s.” On the other hand, Justice Khanna’s lone dissent in ADM Jabalpur case, costed him Chief Justiceship of the Apex Court but his portrait still hangs in Courtroom No. 2 of the Supreme Court as a symbol of judicial integrity, independence and strength of character. Writer Khushwant Singh aptly described Justice Khanna as “so clean a man that he makes angels look dishevelled and dirty”.                                                                                                       [Former Chief Justice of India -PN Bhagawati]The political ideology of a judge matters to such a great extent that with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Americans have been left grappling with the dilemma whether President Donald Trump would make use of this opportune moment to replace her with a conservative, Republican judge. An astute Justice Ginsburg, acknowledging the close interconnectedness between politics and judicial decision-making, released a statement from her death bed saying, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.” In January 1980, Justice Bhagwati wrote to Smt. Indira Gandhi: “May I offer you my heartiest congratulations on your resounding victory in the elections and your triumphant return as the Prime Minister of India…I am sure that with your iron will and firm determination, uncanny insight and dynamic vision, great administrative capacity and vast experience, overwhelming love and affection of the people and above all, a heart which is identified with the misery of the poor and the weak, you will be able to steer the ship of the nation safely to its cherished goal.’ Reading through these lines, one is left thinking: whether Justice Bhagwati’s admiration of the Prime Minister, personal likings and political leanings influenced his decision-making. He himself answered this question in the affirmative. Recently, Justice Arun Mishra expressed his fondness and admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the International Judicial Conference, 2020 amidst judges from over twenty countries in the following words: “He is an internationally acclaimed visionary…dignified human existence is our prime concern and we thank a versatile genius, who thinks globally and acts locally”. Justice Mishra did not stop at conveying his personal liking towards the Prime Minister but went on to praise the current ruling dispensation for scrapping close to 5000 archaic laws! It is highly likely that the judge’s political ideology, personal likes and dislikes coloured the prism through which he viewed legal issues. The close proximity between politicians and judges at a personal level is another reason that influences judges while they adjudicate on law and policy matters. Many are rewarded with plum positions immediately after they retire, as quid pro quo. Observing this trend, former Finance Minister of India, late Shri Arun Jaitley , rightly remarked, “Pre-retirement judgements are influenced by a desire for a post-retirement job…. this clamour for post-retirement jobs is adversely affecting impartiality of the judiciary.” However, the most strikingand mortifying example is that of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi who was recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha just within four months of his retirement. In such a scenario, a question that every judge should ask one’s own conscience is: whether while deciding a case, I replace constitutional principles with my own political convictions and viewpoint Views are personal only.(Prerna Dhoop is a human rights lawyer and Vandana Dhoop is an independent researcher)Next Storylast_img read more

Gujarat High Court Refuses Permission 13-Yr-Old Rape Survivor To Abort 27-Week Fetus, Orders State To Give Financial Support

first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat High Court Refuses Permission 13-Yr-Old Rape Survivor To Abort 27-Week Fetus, Orders State To Give Financial Support Sparsh Upadhyay25 Jan 2021 4:50 AMShare This – xWhile taking into account the medical report that risk of termination of pregnancy of a 13-year-old rape survivor is higher than delivery at term, the Gujarat High Court on Monday (18th January) directed the State Government to immediately provide provide financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to the girl’s family for her nutrition and medical expenses. The Court also issued certain directions…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?LoginWhile taking into account the medical report that risk of termination of pregnancy of a 13-year-old rape survivor is higher than delivery at term, the Gujarat High Court on Monday (18th January) directed the State Government to immediately provide provide financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to the girl’s family for her nutrition and medical expenses. The Court also issued certain directions to ensure safe and harmless delivery of the Child. The Bench of Justice B. N. Karia was hearing the plea of a petitioner (Father) who requested to permit her daughter (13-Yr-Old Rape Survivor) to get her pregnancy terminated, after taking medical opinion from any Government Hospital. To this, the Court last week directed Medical Officer of SSG Hospital, Vadodara to examine the minor girl for her pregnancy and condition of the victim girl and forward a clear opinion. Report of SSG Hospital, Vadodara After thorough examination and review of case, the Medical Committee of the Hospital opined that the minor girl is having 26-28 weeks viable pregnancy. While doing Psychiatrist interview and evaluation, it was found that she is having low intelligence and that she is under stress due to unwanted even and pregnancy. Importantly, the Committee concluded that at this gestational age, the risk of termination of pregnancy is higher than delivery at term and at present she is having uncomplicated ongoing pregnancy. The Committee also remarked that the baby has a fair chance of survival if given optimum care. Court’s Observations Considering the report submitted by concerned doctors as well as submissions the advocate for the applicant, the Court directed that victim-girl would be permitted to continue her stay with the One Stop Centre at Rajpipla. The Court directed the Superintendent or concerned Authority of the One Stop Centre to provide the victim-girl all possible medical treatment and conduct necessary tests which would also include the counseling by psychologist/Psychiatric and shall also provide requisite medicines and nutritious food. Directions issued by the Court At the time of delivery, the victim girl will be referred SSG Hospital at Vadodara as per her desire expressed before the Court wherein her delivery, treatment and and necessary care shall be taken by the Superintendent of SSG Hospital, Vadodara. The One Stop Centre at Rajpipla is directed to ensure the periodical check-up of the victim-girl in the SSG Hospital, Vadodara. For the present, the victim-girl may get herself checked up periodically in the SSG Hospital, Vadodara. The authorities shall see to it that 10 days before the due date, she is brought to the SSG Hospital, Vadodara, and delivers the baby in the SSG Hospital, Vadodara. The medical experts of the SSG Hospital, Vadodara are requested to provide all the facilities including counseling, etc. They are also requested to reserve a special room for the victim and her family members as required at the appropriate time. Importantly, the Court directed the authorities that in case the victim-girl and her family inform them about their unwillingness to keep the child, then the efforts should be made to make necessary arrangement for the adoption of child by involving the concerned officials for the adoption of child from the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) or any other recognized Institution. Lastly, the Court directed that all the expenses incurred in this regard shall be borne by the Department of the Health and Family Welfare, State of Gujarat. The Court also made it clear that the parents of the victim-girl can approach State Legal Service Authority if there is any further requirement in this regard.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