Mole House / Adjaye Associates

first_img Mole House / Adjaye Associates Parry Page Save this picture!© Ed Reeve+ 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeAdjaye AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationEnglandLondonOn InstagramUnited KingdomPublished on May 03, 2021Cite: “Mole House / Adjaye Associates” 02 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  256 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mole House / Adjaye AssociatesSave this projectSaveMole House / Adjaye Associates Mechanical And Plumbing Engineers:Parry PageGeneral Contractor :Parry PageCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ed ReeveRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Mole House is a three-storey live-work space in the heart of Hackney, designed as a single-family dwelling for contemporary artist Sue Webster. The project came together as an exercise in excavation and retention, with Webster’s vision for the new home being strongly tied to the history and fabric of the original building. The detached Victorian house was left vacant and derelict after a 40-year long tenancy, held by a resident locally referred to as the Hackney Mole Man.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveKnown for having spent years burrowing a network of tunnels beneath the property, his decades of organic digging yielded a subterranean system of multi-directional passageways. With the quarrying having seriously compromised structural integrity, the house was eventually seized and excavated. Its burrows were plugged with aerated concrete to re-establish structural safety and over 33 tonnes of debris were removed from the site. Webster was compelled by the potential of the standalone property, captivated by its accumulated layers of history – both architectural and social.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveThe resulting conversion celebrates the legacy of this unique site, preserving authenticity with new additions that clearly delineate from existing elements. The design is born from an archaeological exercise, a gradual reveal of time through the process of excavation – an unearthing of up to 2,000 tonnes of filler concrete revealing several years of fossilised domestic history.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveSave this picture!© Ed ReeveThe re-instated building occupies a triangular plot and has been expanded at basement level, offering newly configured open-plan living spaces, each surrounded by a sunken landscaped garden along its perimeter. There are multiple entrances to the house, a reflection of the unearthed tunnels beneath, two of these entrances are directly accessible from the driveway and Mortimer Road, one guides you to the lower ground floor studio and the other to the main house living space. There is also an entrance to the house via a set of steps that lead to the front garden and eventually to the studio and the rear garden. With this careful and methodical excavation, you can experience the uncovered pieces of history, moments of a previous time, that are exposed as you walk around the garden.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveExternally, the original masonry fabric is preserved, with 15,000 reclaimed London bricks used to supplant areas of excess damage. The exterior render is retained, expressing the building’s derelict bunker-like appearance. New concrete bay windows bordered by patinated bronze frames protrude beneath a concrete band, slicing horizontally through the height of the house.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveSave this picture!© Ed ReeveInternally, a cross-shaped concrete structure in the centre of the plan divides each floor into four zones, supporting new floor slabs and bracing external walls. Original internal walls and floors have been removed completely, having either collapsed or eroded beyond repair. An existing party wall that once divided the property into two houses has also been demolished, creating a more expansive, flexible, and unified space. Interior volumes are characterised by a minimal material palette of exposed concrete and timber, with a cantilevered staircase descending into a lofty, light-filled basement studio. The upper floor, which has been heavily reinforced following fire damage and corrosion, is punctured by a large, openable skylight.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveNatural light permeates throughout the residence, filtering in through full-height windows and doors that line each storey. The building has been excavated to below street level, solidifying existing foundations and providing extended contemporary living space. A singular slate sheet replaces the building’s original gable-end pitched roof, providing material contrast with the external brick, whilst tonally conversing with the window and door frames, as well as the fencing introduced within the site’s landscaped garden.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveMole House demonstrates a combined vision between client and architect that exalts urban, tactile, and personal histories. Its design approach is defined by considered restoration, material authenticity, and elevated functionality.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveProject gallerySee allShow lessA House in Hoi An / lequang-architectsSelected ProjectsBiodome Science Museum / KanvaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960963/mole-house-adjaye-associates Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Ed Reeve structural Engineer: Projects CopyHouses, Renovation•London, United Kingdomcenter_img 2020 Year:  Photographs Architects: Adjaye Associates Area Area of this architecture project electrical engineering: Alcock Lees Partnership Ltd. ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960963/mole-house-adjaye-associates Clipboard “COPY” United Kingdomlast_img read more

Two trustee vacancies at the Institute of Fundraising

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Volunteering Howard Lake | 29 April 2012 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two trustee vacancies at the Institute of Fundraisingcenter_img The Institute of Fundraising has announced two vacancies on its trustee board and is inviting members to consider standing for election to the posts.John Baguley has come to the end of his term of office and Tanya Steele has been nominated by the Board for re-election. Nominations for the positions are due by midday on 28 May 2012, and the new trustees will be announced at the Institute’s AGM on 3 July at the National Convention.Who should become a trustee?The two positions are open to any member from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.The Institute suggests putting yourself forward “if you have strong and clear ideas about how your profession should be developed”.The current trustees feel that ethnic diversity on the Board could be improved and the following groups are under represented on the board:* Professionally qualified people in specialist areas such as law and accountancy* Experience of small to medium charities*Experience of professional bodiesThe nomination form can be downloaded from the Institute’s website.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/about-us/trustee-biographys/election-to-the-board-of-trustees/ Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

‘Free the Cuban 5’ events spread awareness

first_imgWW photo: Brenda Ryan“The Second 5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington, D.C.” hit the street on June 1 with a spirited picket line and rally at the White House gates. Representatives from 25 countries demanded freedom for the Cuban 5 — anti-terrorist Cubans held unjustly in U.S. jails. Of particular interest to the public was a huge banner signed by the Stockholm, Sweden, support committee. Demonstrations were also held in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, and other countries.Later that day an ecumenical/cultural event filled the St. Stephen church sanctuary. The keynote speaker, former political prisoner and educator Angela Davis, was joined by Church World Service President John McCullough. Cuban author and ethnographer Miguel Barnet and British actor Andy de la Tour read letters from the Cuban 5 to their loved ones from a compilation, “Letters of Love and Hope.”Barbadian cultural ambassador Mighty Gabby sang what has become a theme song for this series of events, “Free Them,” and the D.C. Labor Chorus roused the crowd.Increasing public awareness of the massive injustice is a major goal of this ambitious series of events. Literature distributions, postering, a march in the Washington suburb of Takoma Park through a farmers’ market on Sunday morning, and book and intellectual public events have all involved new people in the effort to free the Cuban 5. On June 5, a final closing plenary at the Venezuelan Embassy’s Bolivarian Hall will discuss future actions.After completing his prison term, one of the Cuban 5, René González, has returned to his home and family in Cuba. The other four — Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labañino— are still suffering long prison sentences for infiltrating the Miami-based groups that were actively bombing hotels and restaurants in Cuba. González spoke via video at the opening press conference on May 30. Read more on page 3.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Karen Lewis, 1953-2021: Lessons from a teacher, leader and courageous fighter

first_imgThe global working-class, Black liberation and labor movements lost a courageous fighter when Karen Lewis — former president of the Chicago Teachers Union  (CTU), who famously led a militant, seven-day strike in 2012 — passed away Feb. 7 after a long battle with cancer.Karen Lewis. Credit: John W. Iwanski via FlickrDedicated teacher and militant fighterBorn in the South Side of Chicago on July 20, 1953, Lewis was the daughter of school teachers. She attended public schools in Chicago, such as Kenwood Academy High School, and attended Dartmouth College in 1972, where she was the sole Black woman in the Class of 1974. (Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10)Lewis became a chemistry teacher shortly after college, and she joined the Chicago Teachers Union — an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — in 1988. In 2008, she became active in a reform caucus of the CTU known as the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators (CORE). This caucus challenged the national AFT leadership in many ways regarding crucial issues such as charter schools and so-called school “reform.”From the beginning, CORE was involved with various, progressive community struggles in the city. Workers World spoke with Bob Quélos, an activist who knew Lewis personally and was involved in a 2008 campaign to stop then-Mayor Richard Daley’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics. “While most radical minded people were afraid of standing up to Mayor Daley, Karen was not,” Quélos recalls. “She stood on the frontlines against the neoliberal project.” In 2010, Lewis ran for CTU president on a CORE slate and won. As a strong voice against racism, budget cuts and school closings, her election victory was significant to Black educators, students, parents and community activists throughout Chicago. As one middle-school teacher, Kimberly Goldbaum, stated, “The emergence of CORE allowed many of us African Americans to go, ‘This is something we can get with.’” (Labor Notes, Feb. 10)In 2012, Chicago teachers were facing arbitrary evaluations and the threat of merit pay, while being denied a promised 4% raise. With Lewis as its president, the CTU struck for seven days and forced the city and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ease up on evaluations and not unleash merit pay. The 2012 strike was the first teachers strike in Chicago in 25 years. And CTU mounted another labor action in 2016. Lewis was reelected as CTU president in 2013 but stepped down in 2014 due to illness and was replaced by Jesse Sharkey, another CORE activist who had served as her vice president.Paving the way for strike waveIn 2018, teachers and education workers throughout the U.S. — starting with West Virginia, then Oklahoma, Arizona and others — walked out by the thousands against low pay, high insurance costs and privatization schemes. Education workers who participated in these walkouts also formed caucuses with a platform similar to that of CORE. Many of the education workers wore “Red for Ed” T-shirts and hats to protest.The education workers that struck in states with Republican governors and legislators were fighting for the same reasons that CTU fought against Democratic mayors in 2012 and 2016. These defiant work actions generally took place in states that had legislatively ruled teacher and public employee strikes illegal.It is certain that the “Red for Ed” movement would not exist today without Karen Lewis’s legacy.The CTU held a virtual shiva — a period of mourning observed in Judaism — on Feb. 10 to grieve the death of Lewis. (Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10) CTU released a statement in her honor: “Karen did not just lead our movement. Karen was our movement. She bowed to no one and gave strength to tens of thousands of Chicago Teachers Union educators, who followed her lead and who live by her principles to this day.” (WBEZ Chicago, Feb. 8) Karen Lewis, presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hall director talks about the responsibilities of working at a residence hall during COVID-19

first_imgLinkedin Linkedin ReddIt printOne hall director at TCU has kept his goals consistent despite the different responsibilities COVID-19 has brought. Reese Harty, the GrandMarc hall director, said his main focus is to provide a safe and welcoming place for students to call home. Regardless of the pandemic, he wants TCU to remain a place where students cannot wait to step foot on campus.“To do this successfully, we work to have positive, meaningful relationships with our residents, Resident Assistants (RAs), property partners, and maintenance and facilities teams. This helps to create a place where people feel safe and welcomed to be themselves,” said Harty.While the goals have remained the same, Harty has taken on some different responsibilities this semester. For example, he and his staff have tried to make sure students who are in isolation still feel engaged. “We are more intentional with reaching out to our students who may be quarantining or staying in an isolation space and having programs that have virtual components to allow everyone the opportunity to engage with others if they’d like to, or are feeling well enough to interact with others,” he said.Inclusive programs such as virtual Zumba classes, social distancing activities and a weekly cookie drop off are among the ways residence halls have been helping students get through this difficult time. Harty said most of the programs have been adapted to a virtual platform so students who can’t participate in person can still stay involved. “One successful program we do for our students impacted by COVID-19 offers them a ‘Sweet Treat Mid-Week Pick Me Up’ where students can request a cookie from Insomnia Cookies and it’s delivered to their door for them to enjoy and be reminded that there are people on campus who care and are here for them,” Harty added.Harty said he thinks the current structure and support levels provided for TCU students in residence halls has been working well. He also said he believes students in his residence hall have been following the new COVID-19 guidelines and have been able to form close relationships with their peers, despite the social distancing requirements.“Everyone who is currently on campus wants to be here and have the TCU experience they know and love,” he said. “While it may have taken some time for some to adjust to the new policies and guidelines, they know that by following the guidelines they are able to stay on campus and keep not only themselves, but others safe and healthy.”Though the case count is relatively low on campus, Harty said the residence hall staff will continue to follow guidelines and protocols provided by TCU’s administration based on Tarrant County and CDC mandates. While the case count may fluctuate, Harty knows that his goals will remain constant. “While there is so much on-going change, the thing that remains constant is our support and exceptional level of care for our residents,” said Harty. Raines Nagelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/raines-nagel/ Facebook GrandMarc Apartments. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts What we’re reading: Melania Trump will not attend Pennsylvania rally, murder victim identified 35 years after found dead in Florida World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Raines Nagel First-year students adjust to living away from home during COVID-19 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter ReddIt Facebook Twitter Previous articleTCU and UNTHSC develop COVID-19 research groupNext articleSGA budget passed to fund RA and CRA appreciation day Raines Nagel RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Raines Nagelhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/raines-nagel/last_img read more

“Eddie Gaedel Day” in South Pasadena

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Photo Gallery “Eddie Gaedel Day” in South Pasadena On Wednesday, August 19, Griffins of Kinsale Irish Pub From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 6:12 am Make a commentcenter_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In celebration of the 64th anniversary of Eddie Gaedel’s historic appearance as a pinch-hitter for the St. Louis Browns, the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, and the Baseball Reliquary observed “Eddie Gaedel Day” on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Griffins of Kinsale, a traditional Irish pub in South Pasadena.Eddie Gaedel (1925-1961), who at 3’7” and weighing 65 pounds was the shortest and lightest player ever to step to the plate in the major leagues, was inserted into the St. Louis Browns lineup as a pinch-hitter on August 19, 1951 in a game against the Detroit Tigers at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis, Missouri. Wearing jersey number 1/8, he walked on four pitches in one of the most legendary at-bats in the history of baseball. The Eddie Gaedel Society was founded by Tom Keefe in Spokane, Washington in 2011 to annually honor the man whose one trip to the plate and whose perfect 1.000 lifetime on-base percentage remain a source of inspiration to all those who dream of following this diminutive star in making it to the big leagues.The inaugural “Eddie Gaedel Day” festivities in South Pasadena on August 19 adhered Eddie Gaedel Society’s motto: “Small talk, short speeches, and half-pint beers!” The fun-filled festivities will include introductory remarks by filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis, president of the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, and a $2 Eddie Gaedel Trivia Contest.A special guest speaker was Bill Christine, who was a 13-year-old St. Louis Browns knothole gang member when he attended the Gaedel game on August 19, 1951. Christine, who has belonged to the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1960 and has voted in the annual Baseball Hall of Fame election since 1970, will recall his memories of Gaedel’s historic pinch-hitting appearance. Christine has written a biography about Roberto Clemente, and his biography of jockey Bill Hartack will be published next year. From 1982 to 2006, he was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. All attendees will also receive a special pin courtesy of the Eddie Gaedel Society, Spokane Chapter #1.For further information on “Eddie Gaedel Day,” contact Jon Leonoudakis, president of the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, by phone at (818) 886-2998 or by e-mail at [email protected]; or Terry Cannon, executive director of the Baseball Reliquary, by phone at (626) 791-7647 or by e-mail at [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Limerick Tunnel loan downgraded again

first_imgPrint Advertisement Facebook Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick Tunnel loan downgraded againBy admin – June 2, 2011 563 Previous articleBuilding is halted but ‘Regen’ hopeful of restartNext articleNot a pub or shop in sight… admincenter_img Linkedin UL ECONOMIST Dr Anthony Leddin, warns that charges at the Limerick Tunnel must be adjusted immediately after the loans advanced for the project were downgraded for the second time in a month. Traffic flow through the €660 million tunnel has fallen well short of expectations. Ratings agency Standards & Poors, say the tunnel will remain on State aid for the duration of the 35-year private management concession.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A month after the long-term loan for the Tunnel was downgraded by ratings agency Moodys, it has now been downgraded by Standard & Poors.“Anyone holding these bonds will have experienced a significant capital loss, but because of the agreement with the NRA, there is still a yield from the investment,” said Dr Leddin.“It is all based on the capital flows and perceived traffic flows. If the economy improves in the region and you get a couple of companies exporting through Rosslare, it will improve dramatically”.Agency Moody’s downgraded the debt from Baa3 to Baa2 because traffic was below the agreed minimum.This week Standard & Poors downgraded the senior debt from BB+ to BBB- and placed it on “CreditWatch negative”.Toll revenues are substantially lower than forecast and the project is heavily reliant on the guarantee from the NRA, with already hard pressed taxpayers making up the shortfall.Eoin Gavin, head of the Irish Road Haulage Association, claimed to the Limerick Post that the €660m Limerick tunnel was not value for money.He said that 90% of truck drivers are not using it because of the €5.80 charge, and which would need to be dropped by €1.50 to become more economical for them than travelling through the city. Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Soldier Whose Whereabouts Are Unknown For More Than 7 Years Would be Presumed ‘Dead’, Can’t Be Called ‘Deserter’: J&K High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSoldier Whose Whereabouts Are Unknown For More Than 7 Years Would be Presumed ‘Dead’, Can’t Be Called ‘Deserter’: J&K High Court Sparsh Upadhyay3 Jan 2021 7:50 AMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently observed that a Soldier would be presumed to be dead, when his whereabouts remains unknown for more than seven years, and by no stretch of imagination, he could be held guilty of having deserted the service of CRPF. The Bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar observed this while noting that the word ‘desert’ would mean illegally running away from…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 Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently observed that a Soldier would be presumed to be dead, when his whereabouts remains unknown for more than seven years, and by no stretch of imagination, he could be held guilty of having deserted the service of CRPF. The Bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar observed this while noting that the word ‘desert’ would mean illegally running away from the military service and a person, whose whereabouts are unknown and who has not been heard of for the last more than 10 years, “cannot be stated to have illegally run away from his service.” The matter before the Court The petitioner (one Madhu Devi) filed a plea praying that her husband namely Asha Ram, be declared as dead in terms of Section 108 of India Evidence Act. She sought a Writ of Certiorari to quash the order of respondents whereby the missing husband of the petitioner has been declared as ‘deserter’. Facts of the Case Petitioner’s husband was serving as Head Constable in 16 Battalion CRPF and was last posted at Civil Lines Mathra, UP. In June 2010, the petitioner got a phone call from the Company Commander of the Unit informing her that her husband had gone to fetch some vegetables, but did not return back. The petitioner tried to contact her husband, but was unable to do so, the respondents also began a search for the petitioner’s husband, but could not ascertain his whereabouts. Thereafter, the salary of husband of the petitioner was stopped and it was communicated to her (petitioner) that her husband is absent from duty and that he should report for duty, else warrants of arrest would be issued against him. The petitioner responded to the said communication stating that she had no knowledge about the whereabouts of her husband. On 09th November 2010, the petitioner addressed another communication to respondent No.2 requesting him to make all out efforts to locate her husband, but, instead of locating him, the respondents leveled the charge of desertion of the Unit against the husband of the petitioner. She contended before the Court that her husband has not been heard of by the family for the last more than seven years and even the respondents have been unable to trace him despite making all out efforts including issuance of notices in the Print and Electronic Media. On this ground, it was urged by the petitioner that her husband be declared as dead and the order of the respondents whereby he has been declared as ‘deserter’ be quashed. Court’s Order Considering the surrounding circumstances, the Court noted that it was established that the petitioner’s husband has remained untraceable and his whereabouts are not known since 03rd June 2010. Citing Section 108 of the Indian Evidence Act, the Court remarked, “In fact, the respondents have not disputed that the petitioner’s husband has remained untraceable. Therefore, it is to be presumed that petitioner’s husband is dead as per Section 108 of Indian Evidence Act.” Importantly, the Court said, “It is a case where the petitioner’s husband was not available at all for joining the duties, as such, he could not report for duty. The action of the respondents in declaring the petitioner’s husband as ‘deserter’ and thereafter handing down the punishment of dismissal to him, is unsustainable in law.” The writ petition was allowed and the petitioner’s husband, namely Asha Ram was presumed to be dead. The orders of the respondents, whereby the petitioner’s husband had been declared as ‘deserter’ and had been dismissed from service, were quashed. The respondents were directed to release all the service/pensionary benefits of the petitioner’s husband in favour of the rightful claimant(s) in accordance with the applicable rules. Case title – Madhu Devi v. Union of India and others [OWP No. 1440/2017] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Gun lobby has funneled millions of dollars into schools to promote shooting sports

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) — On the eve of the landmark march by thousands of high school students and their supporters speaking out about gun control, an ABC News analysis of tax return records shows that the National Rifle Association Foundation has funneled millions of dollars into schools to promote shooting sports.From 2010 through 2016, the charitable subsidiary to the pro-gun group gave $7.3 million in grants to more than 500 schools, school clubs and school districts to fund youth clubs and provide equipment for varsity competitive shooting teams.Boasting one of the nation’s largest JROTC programs, according to Broward County Public Schools spokesperson Cathleen Brennan, schools in Broward County, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, received nearly $127,000 in grants from the charitable arm of the pro-gun interest group between 2013 and 2016.Nearly half of the more than 700 NRA grants to schools went through JROTC programs across the country.U.S. Army Cadet Command, which oversees the JROTC programs, did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment.With the success of its JROTC program, the Broward County Public Schools received an additional $5,066 from the NRA Foundation this year, but following the recent tragedy, the school district decided to return its latest NRA grants.Brennan said the school district will no longer accept grants from the NRA and it’s reviewing all of its standard practices and procedures regarding shooting clubs and their funding. In the past, individual schools in the Broward County have applied for and handled outside grants for their marksmanship teams, and not typically tracked by the district, Brennan added.While some school districts have followed Broward County Public Schools to return NRA money, other schools maintain that the grants are essential for running the popular sports that open up many opportunities for students.Woodcreek High School Sportsmen’s Club in Roseville, California, which has been overseeing the school’s trap, skeet and sporting clays teams for 13 years, has received five-figure annual grants from the NRA Foundation, totaling $124,559 between 2010 and 2016.“This school club allows students who do not have an interest in participating in traditional high school sports the opportunity to connect with, compete for and be a part of the high school sports experience,” Woodcreek High School Sportsmen’s Club head coach Alex Gray told ABC News.Before joining the shooting team, Gray added, students are required to go through an extensive one-day safety training class, during which new members learn about proper firearm handling techniques and practice extensively with coaches and experienced members of the team at live fire exercise.At a small high school in Sutter, California, shooting clubs are among the most popular clubs that boasts more than 80 participants out of the total of 750 students.“It’s an expensive sport,” Sutter Union High School Superintendent and Principal Ryan Robison said.Robison said the NRA grants to the school’s trap and rifle teams — a total of $79,000 between 2013 and 2016 — account for less than half of the shooting clubs’ total funding, but it helps open up the experience to as many students as possible.Similarly at Woodcreek High School, Gray said the NRA grants to the club have provided about two to three shotguns to each competitive team member, reducing their costs by about $120 to $180 per season.Shooting clubs funded by the NRA Foundation have also opened up college scholarship opportunities for students.At Sutter Union High School, 20 students have received scholarships to train at Olympic training centers and participate in college-level competitions across the country.“The nature of the sport attracts highly motivated and dedicated students,” Robison said. “It is a very technical activity and requires a high level of concentration and discipline.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Texas man arrested after allegedly killing three young children, shooting woman in the head

first_imgTexas City Police Department(TEXAS CITY, Texas) — Police arrested a Texas man who allegedly murdered three young children and shot a woman in the head Thursday.Junaid Mehmood, 27, allegedly killed an infant and two children — believed to be 2 years old and 5 years old — at a Texas City apartment complex and left a woman there to die, according to police.Police discovered the victims at the Pointe Ann Apartments in Texas City, Texas, about 40 miles southeast of Houston, while responding to a welfare concern at around 6:15 p.m., the Texas City Police Department said in a statement.The children were pronounced dead on the scene and the woman was rushed to a nearby hospital, according to the statement. The department didn’t disclose the woman’s identity, or her relationship to the children, but said she was in stable condition.The children’s causes of death has not been released.Mehmood was apprehended in Houston after a brief manhunt late Thursday night.Police records indicate that he’d been arrested multiple times, charged with fraud, robbery, assault and drug possession. He was charged with fraud in Galveston County in February 2010 and received five years probation. In 2014, he was charged with family assault and spent 20 days in confinement. After a robbery conviction in 2015 he was sentenced to three years in jail.It’s unclear if Mehmood has obtained an attorney. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more