World Cup squads selections continue to raise eyebrows

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS With the players now ensconced in their 31-man squads, many continue to question how coaches have come to certain conclusions, not least England By Will MacphersonMaking sense of World Cup squads is an exercise carried out on two levels. Firstly, things are best kept simple: who’s in, who’s out, which coach nailed it and who’s made an utter horlicks of things. Thirty-one, while one more than coaches have been allowed at recent World Cups, really isn’t very many, especially for the talent-rich powerhouses whose squads garner the most interest. A good coach and a good selector are two utterly different things, remember.Then there’s the why, the search for trends and patterns, which positions are in fashion, which ones actually matter most? Where can gambles be taken, and where do the hatches need to be truly battened down? Can a “bolter” truly be a bolter when there’s two other “bolters” in the squad? Do you really need three scrum-halves? Choose a random number between three and five as to how many locks you need. Two? You’re going with just two hookers?Grunt: Jim Hamilton has announced his retirement after being overlooked by Scotland for the Rugby World CupThere are, without doubt, some peculiar, lefter than leftfield choices – I’m looking at you, John Hardie – but most fans seem to worry more about who misses out, rather than who makes it in. Sticking with that Scottish theme, it seems unfathomable that both Blair Cowan – perhaps their finest loosie in recent times – and John Barclay can be left out. It’s equally difficult to imagine that 30 minutes of Jim Hamilton brimstone and fire wouldn’t have been welcome at some stage in place of the go-forward and energy of a Gray brother.Likewise England. It’s those left behind that seem to rankle. At least all us fans of all things silky – ie Danny Cipriani (Cipporters, anyone?) – had the news broken to us a day early. And indeed that was a decision that made a bit of sense, even if the tournament is that much less exciting without him. Shortly after, the internet had kindly conjured up a meme showing the shape of an XV Lancaster was able to do without, and of course it looked great. Changing faces: The England squad make-up has changed massively in only 14 months center_img Unlucky cut: Charles Piutau can feel aggrieved to have missed out on the All Blacks squadNew Zealand, of course, are the opposite. Since that tour last year they’ve simply streamlined themselves, ditching class acts in favour of class acts in better form, with Charles Piutau the only player genuinely unlucky to miss out, not so Cory Jane and Israel Dagg. The pack is the same, but the finishers tweaked; they look as fearsome as ever.Finally, to Wales. Warren Gatland’s plumping on two hookers is bold, but it’s hard to argue he’s nailed the PR battle. He did his big omissions weeks before the deadline, he’s given himself vital cover for his most important player (AWJ) and his surprise pick – if you can call Matthew Morgan that – is the sort of romantic player that Welshmen want to be and Welsh women want to be with. Of course, this is just the phoney war, but Gatland has risen to the occasion again. With England, it’s hard not to wonder how it came to this. Dylan Hartley and Manu Tuilagi were authors of their own destiny, of course, and France-based folk all but forced Lancaster’s hand, but not entirely. But how did England end up with a situation where the four centres go into the tournament with fewer than 40 caps between them, and as many players in the squad will arrive with two caps or less as 50 or more (three each). All the “culture” in the world can’t substitute experience, and which ever way you spin it – and whichever colour they play in – England look green.Missing in action: Manu Tuilagi will be a big miss for England this World CupThe thing that’s struck me most about this England squad and the sheer uncertainty around it, is how heartily I would have scoffed had you handed it to me on a piece of paper a year ago. Somehow, somewhere along the line, for various reasons, seven England men chosen for the Lions in 2013 haven’t ended up making the World Cup squad. That tour of New Zealand – that catalogue of near misses – was billed at the time as a near-final chance to impress.Instead, the squad has a rather different look to it. Of the seven players who started in the three-quarters in the three Tests on that tour, only Jonny May (who played 79 of 240 minutes) has made the World Cup squad. One-fifth of the eventual squad ended that tour uncapped. Seemingly established squad members have withered, on the field and off it. Dave Attwood, Billy Twelvetrees and even Luther Burrell had plenty of opportunities to nail their places, and didn’t. As classy as they all will end up being, there is, in truth, no need for any of George Kruis, Henry Slade or Sam Burgess to be in this squad. Lancaster invested time and caps in those others and they haven’t done enough.last_img read more

Mt Macedon House / Field Office Architecture

first_imgMt Macedon House / Field Office ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMt Macedon House / Field Office Architecture Year:  “COPY” 2016 Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeField Office ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMount MacedonAustraliaPublished on February 07, 2017Cite: “Mt Macedon House / Field Office Architecture” 07 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?马其顿山住宅 / Field Office Architecture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 Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804844/mt-macedon-house-field-office-architecture Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Dan Farrar+ 16 Share Architects: Field Office Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houses Photographs:  Dan Farrar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Builder: Mt Macedon House / Field Office Architecture Manufacturers: Arcanum ArchDaily Seventy7 Projects Architects In Charge:Chris Barnes, Nick CrawfordCity:Mount MacedonCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Mount Macedon House was a significant and challenging design opportunity, with a complex site, strict bushfire protection regulations and specific client brief all playing an important role in the final project outcome.Save this picture!© Dan FarrarA long, yet narrow site, it is nestled into the side of Mount Macedon with sweeping views across bushland to the north and north east in a very tranquil and restful setting. Save this picture!© Dan FarrarSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Dan FarrarThere is a fairly significant fall across the site, so it was decided very early in the design process that the dwelling would need to be elevated at some point as to immerse itself amongst the surrounding views and vegetation, whilst also providing on grade access if required. It was important to the owner as well that the site not be over-excavated, but rather emerge gently out of the existing landscape.Save this picture!© Dan FarrarThe corten cladding, which was designed bespoke for this project by the architects, wraps around the dwelling, providing the required bushfire screening to glazing, and the ability to be opened and closed as needed. Behind this rich, earthy material are the more discrete sleeping and study spaces which are towards the rear of the dwelling, allowing for the living and social spaces to be read as far more transparent and exposed, breaking out towards the north and north-east elevations. Screening along the east provides some visual protection from the neighbouring properties whilst not compromising any of the views or natural light, which fills the living space and kitchen from morning until late afternoon. A rooftop deck is the final touch, providing 360 views of this tranquil landscape.Save this picture!© Dan FarrarProject gallerySee allShow lessTPG Village / KIENTRUC OSelected ProjectsWillis Tower to Receive $500 Million RenovationArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804844/mt-macedon-house-field-office-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Mount Macedon, Australialast_img read more

Poly House / Farming Architecture

first_img MEP Engineer: Structural Engineer: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873605/poly-house-farming-architecture Clipboard Photographs Architects: Farming Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Poly House / Farming ArchitectureSave this projectSavePoly House / Farming Architecture Year:  The Barn construction co. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873605/poly-house-farming-architecture Clipboard Projects Poly House / Farming Architecture “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  kyung Roh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project HI Structural Engineers Area:  252 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Kyunggi, South Korea Construction: Manufacturers: DAELIM BATH, LIMAS, Eagon, Keangnam South Korea I-ECOENG 2017 Save this picture!© Kyung Roh+ 30 Share Architects In Charge:Jangwon Choi, Sunghyun Ahn, Yeongyeong HongCity:KyunggiCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyung RohText description provided by the architects. Poly house was built for a couple with elementary school-age children. Like all families today, they spend a considerable amount of their time away from home, at school or at work. Nonetheless, their living space forms a stage where everyday life patterns are repeated, and this everyday life is an inseparable, organic whole. When designing a dwelling, sharing time and space and respecting privacy are contradictory yet essential rules. Within this, we always seek new stories and look forward to small pleasures and deviations as if they were events in themselves.Save this picture!CollagePoly house poses the question of how a fixed architectural structure can respond to the patterns and desires of the occupants’ constantly changing lives, and suggests an answer. It is also a process that shows a new interpretation of the functions and aesthetics of the ideal home.Save this picture!© Kyung RohPoly house has indeterminate “gaps” between personal and family space. These gaps are margins between individuals and between spaces, and are possibilities that connect living space and the lives of occupants.Save this picture!ModelSave this picture!Concept Diagram 1The complex conditions of the site, including the position of the entryway, the sloping land with a maximum height difference of six meters and the building coverage ratio of just 20%, provided clues for finding the optimum design. Half of the entire building is buried in the ground, while the other half reveals itself above the surface of the yard. Poly house makes active use of ambivalent spaces where interior meets exterior or where such boundaries are inverted. This raises the contact surfaces inside the house and minimizes visual severance between the inside and the outside. In contrast to the simplicity of the form visible from the outside, the irregular elements on the inside create diverse views. Gaps and ambivalent spaces allow users to experience not a flat living environment but an intimate living space.Save this picture!© Kyung RohGaps and margins are more than spaces of experience through which sight lines and wind can pass; they signify psychological distance between members of the family. The entire mass can broadly be divided into service space, family space and personal space. The lives of the occupants and the relationships between family members permeate these individual spaces as they are. The living room, kitchen, utility room, bathroom and inner courtyard are placed in the family space, while the linear core is a circulatory, open space in the form of a corridor. Use is made of the minimized boundaries between the kitchen, dining room and living room, where spatial hierarchy changes flexibly according to need.Save this picture!ModelSave this picture!Section CSave this picture!ModelSave this picture!Section BIn the upper mass, consisting of private space, the parents’ bedroom and children’s area are placed independently of each other, ensuring mutual privacy. Intermediate spaces such as free-standing walls and decking between these spaces maintains psychological privacy. Decking and sunken spaces inserted in here and there sever the space; thus created, these gaps and in-between spaces offer various uses and views. The pocket spaces on the left and right sides of the building and the small courtyard in the center of the living room put the lower floors in direct contact with the earth, adding ventilation and lighting that could otherwise have been inadequate. The outer stairs at the front and the spiral staircase in the back yard provide three-dimensional links between the building, the site and the rooftop space.Save this picture!© Kyung RohSave this picture!Roof Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kyung RohFrom the outside, Poly house is a solid, square mass, but on the inside it consists of thin layers. Its various elevations, openings and lines of circulation are like a sponge. Light and air flow unimpeded, while the porous architecture, with flexible boundaries, offers a new alternative to monotonous apartments and other living spaces. The surrounding environment and lives are projected into the space, so that the house will accumulate neat layers of people and scenery like a frame.Save this picture!© Kyung RohProject gallerySee allShow lessThe City of ArchDaily: 2017 Building of the Year Awards ExhibitionArchitecture NewsSchool of Alfa Omega / Realrich Architecture WorkshopSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeFarming ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyunggiSouth KoreaPublished on June 15, 2017Cite: “Poly House / Farming Architecture” 15 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?聚合住宅 / Farming Architecture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! 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Entries due for £1000 Alliance Essay Prize

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alliance magazine is offering a prize of £1,000 for its Alliance Essay Prize, and entries must be received by 30 September.The subject of the prize, run in association with the Environmental Funders Network, is “As a philanthropist, how would you spend $10 million to combat global warming?”The winning essay will be published in the December issue of Alliance magazine and on the Alliance website. Advertisement 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.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2009 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Awards Entries due for £1000 Alliance Essay Prize The international panel of judges will include Sandra Smithey of the Mott Foundation and Martin Rocholl of the European Climate Foundation, together with other climate change experts from the Global South.Essays must be no more than 1,000 words, submitted electronically to Kai Hopkins, General Manager, at [email protected] All essays must be original pieces of work, not published before.www.alliancemagazine.orglast_img read more

NAFTA Talks Continue This Week

first_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleFood Price Index up 2.7 PercentNext articlePlanted Crops Emerging Rapidly Hoosier Ag Today NAFTA Talks Continue This Week Home Indiana Agriculture News NAFTA Talks Continue This Week Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – May 7, 2018 Facebook Twitter The Renegotiation effort of the North American Free Trade Agreement continues this week with all sides eager to finish the talks. Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico are pushing to finalize an updated agreement this week. However, as Bloomberg reports, several contentious issues remain unresolved as the talks have stretched over more than eight months, including dairy. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has previously said he hopes to finish the talks by mid-May, as to pave the way to get a revised NAFTA through the U.S. Congress by the end of this year.The U.S. is also eager to turn full attention to China, after making little progress last week on the trade dispute between the two nations. U.S. lawmakers are also putting pressure on negotiators, as a few weeks ago more than 60 members of Congress encouraged Lighthizer to eliminate Canada’s tariffs on U.S. dairy exports and its protectionist pricing policies through the negotiations.last_img read more

China : anti-corruption journalist sentenced to five years in prison

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of acclaimed Chinese investigative journalist and news website founder, Li Xinde, sentenced to five years in prison for reporting on corruption. PHOTO: TEH ENG KOON / AFP News Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses CorruptionImprisoned ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses CorruptionImprisoned Li Xinde, 61, an acclaimed investigative journalist and founder of China Public Opinion Surveillance Net, an anti-corruption news website established in 2003 but now shut down, was sentenced to five years in prison on 7th January 2021 by the Pizhou Municipal People’s Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu after 15 months of detention. Li Xinde’s son, Li Chao, 36, was sentenced to a year in prison on the same charge of alleged “illegal business activity”.“Reporting on corruption is not a crime and Li Xinde should never have been arrested in the first place, let alone receive such a harsh sentence”, says Cédric Alviani, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau, who denounces this “parody of justice” and calls for “the immediate release of Li Xinde and all other press freedom defenders detained in China”.In recent weeks, the regime has sentenced two other independent journalists to heavy prison terms. On December 28th, lawyer-turned-journalist Zhang Zhan, 37, was sentenced to four years in prison for reporting live from the city of Wuhan during the Covid-19 outbreak in February. On January 8th, a former Caijing magazine and Tencent Finance reporter Zhang Jialong, 32, was sentenced to one and a half years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” after being in police custody for more than 17 months.China ranked 177th out of 180 in the 2020 RSF World Press Freedom Index and is the world’s biggest captor of journalists with at least 120 detained according to the most recent count made by RSF. Follow the news on China to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News January 25, 2021 China : anti-corruption journalist sentenced to five years in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en Help by sharing this information News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Man charged in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says

first_img Man charged in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday. Thomas Caldwell, who authorities believe holds a leadership role in the extremist group, worked as a section chief for the FBI from 2009 to 2010 after retiring from the Navy, his lawyer, Thomas Plofchan, wrote in a motion urging the judge to release him from jail while he awaits trial. The defense said Caldwell, who has denied being part of the Oath Keepers, has held a top-secret security clearance since 1979, which required multiple special background investigations, according to Plofchan. Caldwell also ran a consulting firm that did classified work for the U.S. government, the lawyer said. “He has been vetted and found numerous times as a person worthy of the trust and confidence of the United States government, as indicated by granting him Top Secret clearances,” Plofchan wrote. Most section chiefs within the FBI rise through the ranks of the bureau and it is unclear whether Caldwell would’ve been directly hired for that position or whether he held any other positions with the bureau. The FBI did not immediately comment Monday evening and Caldwell’s lawyer didn’t immediately answer questions about his client’s work. Caldwell is one of three people authorities have described as Oath Keepers who were charged last month with conspiracy and accused of plotting the attack on the Capitol in advance. He has been locked up since his arrest at his home in Berryville, Virginia, on Jan. 19. Caldwell’s lawyer said he denies ever going into the Capitol and has “physical limitations” that would prevent the 66-year-old from forcing his way into any building. Caldwell’s lawyer said his client retired as a lieutenant commander with the Navy and that he was a “100% disabled veteran.” Caldwell suffered from complications related to a “service-connected injury,” including shoulder, back and knee issues, the attorney said. In 2010, Caldwell had spinal surgery, which later failed and led to chronic spinal issues and a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the court filing. Charging documents show messages between Caldwell and the others about arranging hotel rooms in the Washington area in the days before the siege. In one Facebook message from to Caldwell, one the others says: “Will probably call you tomorrow … mainly because … I like to know wtf plan is. You are the man COMMANDER.” Authorities say the Oath Keepers communicated during the attack about where lawmakers were. At one point during the siege, Caldwell received a message that said “all members are in the tunnels under the capital,” according to court documents. “Seal them in turn on gas,” it said. Other messages read: “Tom all legislators are down in the Tunnels 3floors down” and “go through back house chamber doors facing N left down hallway down steps,” according to court documents. Caldwell is among roughly 200 people charged so far in the siege for federal crimes such as disrupting Congress, disorderly conduct and assault. A special group of prosecutors is weighing whether to bring sedition charges, officials have said. Several members of the Proud Boys, a far-right, male-chauvinist extremist group that seized on the Trump administration’s policies, have also been charged with conspiracy and accused of working together during the siege. ———— Richer reported from Boston. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Local NewsUS Newscenter_img Previous articleMyanmar junta imposes curfew, meeting bans as protests swellNext articleKennedy scores 22 to lift UT Martin over Austin Peay 76-75 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

HUD, City Leaders Discuss $5B to Further Housing Security

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / HUD, City Leaders Discuss $5B to Further Housing Security The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HUD, City Leaders Discuss $5B to Further Housing Security in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News 2021-04-23 Christina Hughes Babb Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago April 23, 2021 820 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a couple of weeks ago that it will allocate about $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to deliver near-term relief to people experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness.HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Friday held a conference call—to discuss ways those funds can create affordable housing and services across the country—with House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.She conducted a similar call earlier this month with senators and leaders from other areas.Fudge said she and other leaders cannot stand by when a single person in this nation, let alone half a million, lacks a safe home.“While this $5 billion in homelessness assistance in the American Rescue Plan will deliver near-term relief to people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness during the pandemic,” Fudge said, “the President’s once-in-a-generation American Jobs Plan would build on this relief with additional robust funding for the affordable housing needing to bring the United States closer to ending homelessness and housing instability.”Waters congratulated Fudge and President Joe Biden and his administration for what she called “outstanding work to deliver essential relief to individuals, families, and communities during the pandemic crisis” and noted that the investment in housing infrastructure outlined in Biden’s jobs plan is significant.The Coloradoan governor said that his state has endured a tremendous amount of hardship in the past year. “It’s critical,” Polis said, “that everyone in our state and nation has the opportunity to call a place home.”“These funds from the American Rescue Plan will offer direct, immediate results and pave the way for long-term solutions to end homelessness,” he added.Mayor Garcetti said the newly allocated dollars have “opened the door to a tectonic shift in our ability to bring our unhoused neighbors indoors.”He says his city, Los Angeles, will add nearly $100 million to its local efforts to bring more shelters, permanent housing, and critical services online.”This [will] enable us to dedicate a record-setting $1 billion toward the fight to confront and end homelessness in Los Angeles.”Seattle’s Mayor Durkan says the American Rescue Plan will support cities that have served as safety nets for the country’s most vulnerable communities.”Over the several meetings with HUD, Secretary Fudge’s commitment to Seattle and addressing homelessness, especially chronic homelessness, is clear and unwavering. Her leadership will help address our communities’ most immediate needs over the coming months,” Durkan said. “In Seattle, recently we have taken some important steps, capitalizing on the downturn in the real estate market to add more affordable housing for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. For our longer-term recovery, we have the opportunity with the American Rescue Plan …to scale up innovative investments to shelter and house even more, more quickly than ever before.”Breed added that he and the other leaders— if they have any hope of tackling their cities’ complex housing challenges— “need real and substantial federal leadership.”And the San Francisco mayor says that is what he feels he is receiving now from HUD and the administration.“While it’s critical we invest in long-term solutions like permanent housing, we also need to find creative interim housing solutions to keep people safe,” Breed said. “I appreciate Secretary Fudge’s understanding of these challenges and the willingness of HUD to provide the flexibility and resources we need to respond to the crisis of unsheltered homelessness.”Earlier this year HUD released its 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 to Congress. The report found that 580,466 people experienced homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2020, an increase of 12,751 people, or 2.2%, from 2019.At the time, Fudge called the results of the study “startling.”The $4.925 billion in HOME-ARP funding gives states the flexibility to best meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness, including through development of affordable housing, tenant-based rental assistance, supportive services, and acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units, according to a HUD press release.Funds must be spent by 2030, HUD announced.The American Jobs Plan, introduced on March 31, 2021, calls for a more than $200 billion investment in infrastructure, a large portion to increase housing supply and address the affordable housing crisis. Related Articles Previous: Forbearance Rate Improvement Expected to Continue Next: Shrinking the Racial Wealth Gap Depends on Housing Factors Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Kerala High Court Orders CBI Investigation In Jesna Maria Missing Case

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Orders CBI Investigation In Jesna Maria Missing Case Nupur Thapliyal19 Feb 2021 6:45 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Friday ordered CBI investigation into the disappearance of Jesna Maria James, a second year B.Com student, from her home in Pathanamthitta district, nearly three years ago. A Single judge bench of Justice V.G. Arun ordered “I hope and wish that, with its forensic expertise and investigation skill, the CBI will be able to unravel the mystery and bring solace to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Friday ordered CBI investigation into the disappearance of Jesna Maria James, a second year B.Com student, from her home in Pathanamthitta district, nearly three years ago. A Single judge bench of Justice V.G. Arun ordered “I hope and wish that, with its forensic expertise and investigation skill, the CBI will be able to unravel the mystery and bring solace to Jesna’s family.” On 23rd March 2018, Jesna Maria James, a young girl of 20 years went missing from her house. According to her brother, Jesna was at home when he and his father left for work at about 7.00 a.m. But, when he returned by about 5.00 p.m in the evening, Jesna was not at home and did not reach back even by late night. Thereafter, a missing complaint was filed by Jesna’s father under sec. 57 of the Kerala Police Act, 2018. Later, an investigation team was thereafter constituted in the matter. However, when the local police failed to make any headway in the matter, writ petition was filed seeking a direction to hand over the investigation to the CBI. While the petition was pending, the investigation was transferred to CBCID. An interim direction was then issued on 2nd November 2020 requiring the Crime Branch to inform the High Court about the outcome of the investigation and whether any further investigation was warranted in the matter. In compliance of the direction, a statement was issued by the Crime Branch which reflected that despite efforts for tracing Jesna, no success was achieved. Accordingly on 12nd February 2021, the High Court requested ASG to go through the said statement and inform the Court whether investigation can be handed over to the CBI. ASG thereafter informed the Court that the investigation so far conducted “indicates of there being serious and intriguing behind the missing of Jesna and also of interstate involvement.”Therefore, the Court issued the following directions: 1. Respondents 1 and 2 are directed to hand over the case diary and all materials gathered during the investigation of Crime No.201 of 2018 of Vechoochira Police Station to the Superintendent of Police, SPE/CBI, Thiruvanathapuram Unit, forthwith. 2. The State Government shall provide adequate infrastructure and logistic support to the CBI for conducting the investigation.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

379 new Covid cases, 27 in Donegal

first_img1,347,561 people have received their first dose501,186 people have received their second doseDr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said:“This week is a hopeful week and one that we have all been looking forward to. We have gotten to this point by working together in following the public health advice and reducing incidence of disease in our communities.We need to continue to focus on the measures that we know can protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19 – we can plan to meet friends and family where it is safe to do so and those who have been vaccinated can have confidence in their vaccine. They are now able to get out and about and enjoy the benefits of the vaccine.The two primary targets as we try to exit the pandemic are vaccination and low transmission. If we can keep cases low and continue to vaccinate as many people as possible, we will find ourselves in a very different risk environment where we can see further easing of measures. Our task now is to keep the disease under control by following the basic measures and taking up our vaccine when it is offered to us.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLUH second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland todayNext articledaft.ie says Donegal rents rose by 7.1% in Q1 of 2021 News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 379 new Covid cases, 27 in Donegal *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,929* confirmed deaths reflects this.** Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed cases. The figure of 253,567 confirmed cases reflects this. Facebook Pinterest *** County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter Facebook By News Highland – May 11, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp As of 8am today, 117 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU, 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of Sunday 9th May, 1,848,747 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: 7-day incidence rate is 61.35-day moving average is 422.4 Twitter 379 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic today, with nine additional Covid related deaths reported.There were 27 new cases in Donegal, which has a 14 day incidence rate of 253.2 cases per 100,000 people, compared to a national figure of 128.1. Donegal once again has the highest incidence rate in the country.In Northern Ireland, health officials confirmed 89 new cases of the virus today, with one additional death.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 4,929* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Monday 10th May, the HPSC has been notified of 379 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 253,567** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Of the cases notified today:190 are men / 185 are women77% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 29 years old171 in Dublin, 27 in Donegal, 28 in Kildare, 24 in Limerick, 22 in Cork and the remaining 107 cases are spread across 18 other counties***. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more