Residential Complex on Zeeburger Island / Studioninedots

first_img Year:  Projects Project Team:Wouter Hermanns, Stijn de Jongh, Joost MaatkampDesign Team:Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van ZijlCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter CuypersRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. On the northern tip of the rapidly developing Zeeburger Island in Amsterdam Studioninedots, commissioned by de Alliantie and Lingotto, designed two striking volumes. Due to their stepped profiles and changing facade rhythms they appear different depending on the viewing angle. All 142 residences plus the shared outdoor spaces on the deck are orientated towards the magnificent views.Save this picture!© Peter CuypersStudioninedots recognises a growing need for better collective and public spaces for cities, which are densifying at an increasing rate. On the site where the rapidly developing Zeeburger Island meets the calm of the water and the low, clouded skies, the practice conceived a spatial intervention that functions as a catalyst for meeting and connection between residents. Instead of a massive block, the design houses the required functions in two slender, high buildings resting atop a shared, semi-underground car park. This creates a roof deck between the buildings for shared use, and the building’s open profile frames wide views of the Buiten-IJ for the neighbourhood to enjoy.Save this picture!Diagram 01Save this picture!Diagram 02Save this picture!Diagram 03Save this picture!Diagram 04Both complexes become narrower towards the top. The volumes step up and recede every few storeys in response to surrounding buildings. This reduces the amount of apartments per floor, which creates setbacks that are used for private outdoor spaces and green roofs. Fronting all sides, the buildings feature two alternating facade rhythms – with either compact or wider windows – which step accordingly.Save this picture!© Peter CuypersThe buildings have a compact structure organised around a core that contains all the apartments’ functional spaces. The living rooms and bedrooms are then positioned on the perimeter to maximise views. This quality of space is accessible for every resident regardless of whether the apartment is allocated for private or social housing. The lower building (‘De Generaal’) contains affordable rental apartments; residents in the higher tower (‘Akropolis’) are aged 55+ and members of a residential community. Throughout the buildings, shared facilities are provided for both the association and neighbourhood.Save this picture!© Peter CuypersSave this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessCEMEX Announces International Winners In Their 2017 Building AwardsArchitecture NewsHow to Use “Structured Procrastination” to Get the Best Out of Your Bad HabitsArticlesProject locationAddress:John Blankensteinstraat 1A, 1095 MB Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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No Dogs Left Behind Meat Market Survivors Coming Home

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 No Dogs Left Behind Meat Market Survivors Coming Home Pinterest Facebook Twitter Jeffrey Beri, founder of No Dogs Left Behind, rescuing puppies from a slaughterhouse in Chinacenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleThe Latest: No. 1 Barty into Australian Open quarterfinalsNext articleAustralian Open: Serena Williams in Tuesday’s quarterfinals Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Hounding Of ‘The Wire’ : Is This The Crucifixion Of Free Press And Democracy?

first_imgColumnsHounding Of ‘The Wire’ : Is This The Crucifixion Of Free Press And Democracy? Senior Adv. Santosh Paul18 April 2020 2:13 AMShare This – x”The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government”. Hugo Black J. and William O Douglas J, majority opinion in New York Times Co. v. United States June 30, 1971Implicit in the actions the establishment uses to muzzle the press, is the silent and…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?Login”The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government”. Hugo Black J. and William O Douglas J, majority opinion in New York Times Co. v. United States June 30, 1971Implicit in the actions the establishment uses to muzzle the press, is the silent and persuasive rhetoric which is implemented through the constabulary. With the judiciary’s languid response, “we will not interfere with the investigation”, terror is embedded onto the ecosystem of free speech. The technique is age old. And the response is as ancient as ‘Pontius Pilate’ washing his hands off in the most celebrated murder. THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE WIRE Sidharth Varadarajan had written an article on his twitter account attributing the comment, that ‘Lord Ram would protect devotees from the coronavirus’, to the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The next day, he posted a correction noting that the statement had been made not by the CM of UP, but by Acharya Paramhans, the head of the Ayodhya temple trust. Commonsensically, and even in conservative legalese, the matter ought to have rested there. But this correction does not prevent a FIR to be instituted by a stranger to the controversy in Ayodhya 650 kms away from where S.Varadarajan lives. The notice was carried by the UP Police personnel demanded his appearance on 14 April. There is a countrywide lock down. Intimidation of the free press is writ large in the manner and methodology deployed by the police machinery. WHY REPEATED ATTACKS ON FREE PRESS TAKE PLACE? But why does this brazen attack at all take place against the press in the broad daylight of a free constitution. It serves a dual purpose for the political establishment. Firstly, It acts as exemplary intimidation of one, and expects the terror will ensure silence of the multitude. Also, it acts as a barometer to test the response of the courts to its brazenness. The eminent American journalist H.L.Mencken noted as early as 1950, “Their usual plan is to invade the constitution stealthily, and then wait to see what happens. If nothing happens they go on more boldly.” THE CHILLING CHRONOLOGY OF JUDICIAL RESPONSE There is a chilling chronology of cases of the Supreme Court of India in recent years when it came to the liberties of men and women. First of the cases was when Kanhaiya Kumar was brought into the Patiala House Courts on charges of sedition and assaulted on the court premises. The court-appointed a committee of Mr.Kapil Sibal,Sr.Adv., Dr.Rajeev Dhawan,Sr.Adv., Mr. Dushyant Dave, Sr.Adv., Mr. H.P. Rawal, Sr.Adv., Mr. Ajit K. Sinha, Sr. Adv. and Mr. A.D.N. Rao, learned counsel to proceed to the Patiala House Courts Complex and report the situation prevailing there. The lawyer’s committee filed a report about the violent incidents of 17th February. The report is a chilling account of what these senior lawyers witnessed first hand of the complete breakdown of the rule of law unparalleled in Independent India. They gave a graphic description of how lawyers and journalists were locked inside the court room and Kanhaiya Kumar was badly beaten up by lawyers, while police did nothing to prevent it.The Supreme Court followed the conventional path of letting the trial court decide nevertheless. Instead of assuming jurisdiction and hearing his bail sent him back to the courts where lumpens not only endangered his life but allowed an atmosphere of fear to permeate to the justice administration system. Later Supreme Court dismissed a plea for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe on the basis of the report of the senior lawyers on the attacks on him at the Patiala House Courts complex in February 2016. Rejecting the prayer, a Bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said “We don’t want to flog a dead horse back into life”Second, was the incarceration of some of the most brilliant minds in this country: Sudhir Dhawale, a Mumbai-based Dalit rights activist; Surendra Gadling is a lawyer; Mahesh Raut, who works on displacement issues; Shoma Sen, a retired university professor; Rona Wilson, a Delhi-based prisoners’ rights activist; Arun Ferreira is a rights advocate; Sudha Bharadwaj is a Harvard decorated lawyer; writer Varavara Rao is an eminent poet, literary critic and journalist; and Vernon Gonsalves is academic. The judgment dealing with their liberties in Romila Thapar v. Union of India delivered by the majority could not come up with a response for the liberty of these eminent men and women. The dissenting judgment laid the roadmap to rein in the malaise of a vindictive criminal administration system. But a dissent is a lodestar. Third, was the nightmarish situation faced by the lawyers of the Senior Counsel, P.Chidambaram. His lawyers moved from court to court running for listing for hearing of his bail. Attempts to get the bail listed before the courts ended up a cropper, resulting in his arrest, a prolonged incarceration and subsequent bail granted by a reasoned judgment of Justice R.Banumati and Justice A.S.Bopanna.Fourth, was the refusal to grant anticipatory bail to the eminent dalit scholar Anand Telmude and Gautam Navlakha, a noted civil rights activist and consulting editor of the Economic and Political Weeklyby the Supreme Court. Romilla Thapar and other’s appeal to “restore public confidence in our constitution and the civil liberties that it guarantees to all citizens” was just, by now, howling against the wind. Each of these cases in the chronology is a bolder and bolder attempt at testing the judicial will. Sadly it is also an indicator of how far the courts have travelled from the jealous protection of human liberties. It was eerily ironic that Anand Telmude, grandson-in-law of Dr B R Ambedkar surrendered and was arrested on the 129th birth anniversary of the father of our constitution. It is interesting to note what Ambedkar had to say about the critics within the Constituent Assembly viz. Kamath, Dr. P.S. Deshmukh, Sidhva, Prof. Saxena, Pandit Thakur, Das Bhargava, Prof. K.T Shah and Pandit Hirday Nath Kunzru. “That I was not prepared to accept their suggestions does not diminish the value of their suggestions nor lessen the service they have rendered to the Assembly in enlivening its proceedings. I am grateful to them. But for them, I would not have had the opportunity which I got for expounding the principles underlying the Constitution which was more important than the mere mechanical work of passing the Constitution.” When these instances of judicial indifference is alluded to, there is always the smug question, “was it possible for the Supreme Court to intervene in favour of liberties?” Loaded in the response is that our judiciary cannot go beyond the Lakshman Rekha of the an ancient Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence. The answer to the question is an undoubted ‘yes’. Even Supreme Courts from the most conservative Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions have spectacularly come to the rescue of democracies. Two instances come to the fore. First, the intervention of the Srilankan Supreme Court when President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka dismissed the Parliament before the constitutionally mandated tenure came to an end. Similarly in September 2019, 11 judges of the Supreme Court of United Kingdom, unanimously delivered a verdict reversing the decision of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prorogue the Parliament. CASE AGAINST PRASHANT BHUSHAN Before the ink dries on this article, Prashant Bhushan’s tweet has invited a notice to be served on him from Rajkot which is 1100 kms away from Delhi. Weaponizing prosecution against the exercise of free speech is eroding the foundations of democratic discourse. It was Harry S. Truman who, incidentally, addressing on the Internal Security of the United States on August 8, 1950 said “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” . It reads as if he is writing for today’s time and age. Justice Deepak Gupta in his remarkable speech on democracy and dissent so effectively conveyed the raison d’etre of the constitution when he simply read the preamble and pithily demonstrated “WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved ……. to secure to all its citizens: .. LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief…..” When did this constitutional promise evaporate or get diluted? INDIAN COURTS AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY Free speech is ever more important as we are in the midst of a hitherto unfathomable and uncharted pandemic. The pandemic has hit the shores of five continents. Information, scientific studies, statistical data is being relayed at the speed of light across jurisdictions. A case in point is the war on HIV/AIDS which was won with the concerted efforts of scientists, doctors, politicians, journalists, civil society and social workers. Journalists and rebel pharmaceutical companies like CIPLA who successfully waged a war to bring down the extortionate cost of retroviral drugs. It is a relentless exchange of information, be it scientific data, ground level human conditions, information on responses to drugs, information on the availability of hospital spaces, medical equipment, medicines, the nutritional condition of the poor and impoverished. The list of information being exchanged is endless. It is appropriate in these trying and vexed times to invoke the eminent Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, who had empirically demonstrated that ”No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy,”. Sen explained that democratic governments ”have to win elections and face public criticism, and have strong incentive to undertake measures to avert famines and other catastrophes. There has not been a large-scale loss of life since 1947.” Higher judiciary in India is at the crossroads of our constitutional history. There are two paths before it. To sustain a constitution responsive to the liberties granted by the founders or endorse an untenable interpretation of the constitution indifferent to human liberties. To quote Justice Deepak Gupta again, “The superior courts as protectors of the rights of the people have a duty to ensure that the powers that be do not suppress dissent because that will have, to use the words of brother Justice Nariman a ‘chilling effect’ on the freedom of speech” The FIR on Sidharth Varadarajan is an assault on the freedom of the press in India. It has consequences far beyond the FIR. The gauntlet has been thrown down once again at the judiciary. This time what is at stake is not just the freedom of the press, but democracy itself.Views Are Personal Only.(Author is a Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. Author of `Choosing Hammurabi: Debates on Judicial Appointments’ (LexisNexis), and  `Appointing our Judges: Forging Independence and Accountability’ (LexisNexis) ) Next Storylast_img

Public meeting to discuss asylum seekers’ arrival in Moville

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook By News Highland – November 13, 2018 Previous articleCalls on Fáilte Ireland to level out playing field for DonegalNext articleDunfanaghy PO closure to go ahead after appeal fails News Highland Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Public meeting to discuss asylum seekers’ arrival in Moville WhatsApp It’s been confirmed that a public meeting will take place in Moville on Friday to discuss the imminent arrival of 100 asylum seekers to live in the Caiseal Mara Hotel, following the agreement of a one year contract with the owners.The meeting at 7pm in the Glencrow Hall will be attended by local representatives and officials from the Reception Integration Agency.Cllr Martin Farren says local people are receptive to the asylum seekers, but they need information about how the process works…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/mf1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Skeleton discovered in basement of home whose owner went missing in 1961

first_imgWABC(NEW YORK) — Police on Long Island are investigating human remains discovered on Wednesday in a house whose owner went missing almost 60 years ago, officials said.The remains were found when the current homeowner — Michael Carroll, 57 — was excavating his basement with his two sons in his Lake Grove home on eastern Long Island, according to Suffolk County Police. The two sons discovered what appeared to be human remains. The family called 911.Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives responded to the call and are investigating.Police subsequently learned that Carroll’s parents — George, who went missing in 1961, and Dorothy Carroll, who died in the late 1990s — had owned the home since 1957.“Michael and his three siblings lived in the house with their parents,” Suffolk County police officials said in a statement.The remains were taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to be studied further by an anthropologist. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Large firms have no plans to bring all staff back to offices

first_img No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Shutterstock Fifty large organisations have said they have no plans to bring all of their employees back to the office full time, with some giving up their offices completely.This is according to a survey by the BBC, which found 24 firms did not have plans to bring staff back to the office at all.End of the office?Working from home will be double pre-pandemic levelsWill working from home remain a perk or become a right?Is it really the end of the office?One organisation the BBC spoke to had abandoned its premises as its team could not fit into their office space and comply with guidance around social distancing. It also did not want to force employees back onto public transport if they were anxious about contracting Covid-19.Twenty of the firms questioned said they had plans to bring employees back to the workplace gradually, while 20 had reopened their offices specifically for staff who are unable to work from home. Just three of the 50 polled had brought staff back to the office and had no plans to reopen their offices further.Separate research by recruitment firm ManpowerGroup highlighted the extent to which employees opposed a full-time return to the office and pre-Covid ways of working. Ninety four per cent were concerned about going back to the workplace and 81% wanted to be able to work remotely post-pandemic.Graduates and employees in entry-level roles were most keen to return to the workplace (51%), while parents with young children were the least positive about a potential return to work (38%).Numerous organisations have signalled their intentions to make working from home permanent for the foreseeable future. Banking giant JPMorgan Chase said it would introduce a rotational working model with large proportion of staff able to work from home on a regular basis, while Facebook has said it does not expect employees to return to the office until July 2021 at the earliest.Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD said earlier this year: “The pandemic is going to have a long-lasting effect on how we work, with a step change in the proportion of people who work from home on a much more regular basis. This will disrupt some existing patterns of economic activity, for example spending by office workers in town and city centres is likely to drop substantially over the long-term and we will see a further shift to online retail.”Latest HR job opportunities on Personnel TodayBrowse more human resources jobs Large firms have no plans to bring all staff back to officesBy Personnel Today on 26 Aug 2020 in Working from home, Coronavirus, Latest News, Personnel Today, Flexible working HR in a pandemic: How three companies dealt with a surge in demandFor organisations up and down the country, Covid-19 has put considerable strain on HR. Many in the profession are facing… Office rents tumble as leading firms back homeworkingLeasing activity in the capital has fallen by 57 percentage points: PwC and Schroders revise flexible working policy. Related posts: Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Australian Navy Assumes Command of CTF 150

first_img Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy Assumes Command of CTF 150 Australian Navy Assumes Command of CTF 150 December 2, 2013center_img Australia is leading maritime security operations in the Middle East and North Indian Ocean after assuming command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) on 1 December.The fifth rotation of the Royal Australian Navy’s maritime security task force command group departed Australia on 19 November for a five-month deployment to the Middle East as part of the 29-nation Combined Maritime Forces in Bahrain.The command element includes 25 Australian personnel and is responsible for conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Middle East and North Indian Ocean regions. CTF 150 works closely with coalition partners and regional nations to bring stability and confidence to the region.Acting Chief of Joint Operations, Major General Shane Caughey, said the CTF 150 contingent would be undertaking an important job in protecting Australia’s ability to trade and to improve regional security and assist mariners at sea in some of the world’s most important shipping lanes.“This fifth rotation of the Royal Australian Navy’s task force will continue the work of CTF 150 to provide a lawful and stable maritime environment free from terrorism, smuggling and other illicit activities,” Major General Caughey said.“Australia has had significant success during the previous four rotations overseeing focused operations conducted with regional forces which demonstrates the professionalism of our people who form part of an international team.“I thank these personnel and their families for undertaking this mission particularly as it falls over the Christmas, New Year and Easter periods. I want them to know that this command team will help make people’s lives safer in this important part of the world.“This deployment continues the hard work of Navy personnel and the 32 individual warship deployments to Middle Eastern waters to maintain and improve maritime security as part of Operation SLIPPER since 2001.”The principal mission of CTF 150 is to maintain maritime security and deter, disrupt and defeat attempts by International Terrorist Organisations to use the maritime environment as a venue for an attack or as a means to transport personnel, weapons and other materials.CTF 150’s area of operation spans over two million square miles, encompassing the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman.The multinational task force includes Navies from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.[mappress]Press Release, December 2, 2013; Image:Australian Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Canada Gets Ready for Its New Supply Ships

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic View post tag: New Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada Gets Ready for Its New Supply Ships Share this article For 40 days, Chilean replenishment ship AO-52 Almirante Montt will be conducting at-sea training with Canadian Pacific Fleet sailors to prepare for the arrival of Canada’s new Queenston-class supply ships.Partnering with Montt are HMC Ships Vancouver and Calgary, which will practice Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) operations.The collaboration was formalized by a Mutual Logistic Support Arrangement (MLSA) between the Chilean Navy and Royal Canadian Navy following Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s 2014 announcement that the Protecteur-class supply ships would be retired.Three waves of sailors, mostly boatswains, from CFB Esquimalt will be on board Montt throughout the summer for a few weeks at a time. While the Canadians are on board, Chilean Navy personnel will provide instruction and review on operating the RAS vessel. They will conduct practice RAS operations daily, with the majority carried out off the west coast of Vancouver Island.[mappress mapid=”16557″]Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: Navy July 24, 2015 Authorities View post tag: Canada View post tag: Supply Ships Canada Gets Ready for Its New Supply Shipslast_img read more

News story: Home Secretary launches Windrush compensation scheme call for evidence

first_imgTo ensure there is sufficient external assurance that the compensation scheme is effectively meeting the needs of those affected, the Home Secretary has committed to appointing an independent person to oversee the running of the scheme when it is in place. Martin Forde QC has now agreed to provide independent advice on the design of the scheme. He is himself the son of Windrush parents and brings a wealth of experience in public law.This is one of the range of measures that the government has announced. This has included setting up a new team to handle the cases of the Windrush generation and a lessons learned review, with independent oversight and challenge, to look at what happened, why and whether the right corrective measures are now in place.This morning the Home Secretary also met with high commissioners from the Caribbean to discuss Windrush. As part of a positive and wide-ranging discussion he made clear his commitment to working with them to reach the people who had been affected. The month-long call for evidence which was launched by the Home Secretary in a written ministerial statement today (May 10) is the first step to establishing the scheme for those who have suffered financial loss because of difficulties proving their immigration status.As part of this process the Home Office will be engaging with affected communities, enabling people to share their experiences with Home Office staff. People and community groups will also be able to submit written evidence.The call for evidence will run until 8 June. This will be followed by a full consultation on the detail of the scheme.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: People of the Windrush generation have unfairly had the lives they have built in the UK turned upside down. That is not fair. If we are to design a compensation scheme that effectively addresses the issues these people have faced it is vital that we listen. To put things right we need to understand more about what happened and to understand the personal stories. That is exactly what today’s call for evidence is about.last_img read more