Wild Lilac House / Walker Workshop

first_img Area:  4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Lead Architect: United States Year:  Architects: Walker Workshop Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Other Participants:Sammy Castro DesignCity:San BernardinoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. This 3,200 sf single-family residence and accompanying 800 sf pool house were envisioned as a refuge cradled within the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest. The design uses a series of thickened walls which run east-west along the topography of the dramatic mountain site to establish discrete programmatic zones and protect the interiors from the sun. Each resulting zone affirms its connection to the surrounding hillside, extending to outdoor living areas and into the landscape beyond, while the thickened walls demarcate successively more private areas of the house.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Joe FletcherThe main residence features a three-car garage, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fluid living, dining, and kitchen space with sliding glass doors opening onto the pool to the east and the valley sunset to the west and anchored by an indoor-outdoor fireplace.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Joe FletcherThe pool house is perched a few steps above, nestled into the hillside and opening onto the pool and outdoor living area below. Water features integrated into the landscape include a generous lap pool, baja shelf, and spa, and an additional private sunset-view spa off the master suite.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherA simple palette of grey plaster and cast-in-place concrete joined with natural materials and minimal landscaping blends softly into the surrounding chaparral and the colors of the desert sky.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessTemporary Plazas: 13 Public Spaces that Activate the CityArticlesNew Lab, Research and Manufacturing Center / Marvel ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Fleetwood Houses Wild Lilac House / Walker WorkshopSave this projectSaveWild Lilac House / Walker Workshop Photographs 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922644/wild-lilac-house-walker-workshop Clipboard Wild Lilac House / Walker Workshop Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•San Bernardino, United States “COPY” Noah Walker Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922644/wild-lilac-house-walker-workshop Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWalker WorkshopOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan BernardinoOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on August 09, 2019Cite: “Wild Lilac House / Walker Workshop” 09 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fontainas Island Reconfiguration / B612 architectes

first_img Belgium Fontainas Island Reconfiguration / B612 architectesSave this projectSaveFontainas Island Reconfiguration / B612 architectesSave this picture!© Marie-Françoise Plissart+ 39Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: B612 architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeB612 architectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBrusselOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on March 24, 2020Cite: “Fontainas Island Reconfiguration / B612 architectes” 24 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?比利时方丹纳斯岛重建 / B612 architectes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 Fontainas Island Reconfiguration / B612 architectes OLM Clients:Régie foncièreEngineering:Ney & PartnersCity:BrusselCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marie-Françoise PlissartRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensCompositesNeolithNeolith in Chase CenterWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Master-plan, Fontainas park development, construction of 22 social housing and 35 student housing, 2 child-care rooms ( 20 children), a sports hall, a multi-purpose room, a restaurant space and a 42 slots parking space. Passive project, Eco-building. In the heart of Brussels, the vast indefinite space of the Fontainas’ isle is the result of the demolition of the Philips factories. The site, although vast, constituted a succession of devalued spaces in a context of very heterogeneous dimensions in connection with the future pedestrian center, and equipped with some sports facilities.Save this picture!© Marie-Françoise PlissartThe expected response was the reconstruction of the closed classical islet of the historic city, in order to cauterize the open wounds due to the economic and social disparities of the place. The proposal was not to enclave, but to articulate through an open morphology in order to create a porous islet crossed by a real park, a public space made of biodiversity. By this gesture links the surrounding districts. The project proposes singular (discontinuous) buildings whose careful location makes possible to re-balance the volumes of the city.Save this picture!© Marie-Françoise PlissartSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Marie-Françoise PlissartThe resulting perspectives are a social and spatial flexibility and an urban/landscape blend stimulating the life of the district and the urban cohesion. To strengthen the links between the project, context and inhabitants has been enriched and developed during numerous workshops organized before the project different key phases. From the elaboration of its master plan to its inauguration, inhabitants were invited in a continuous participatory process.Save this picture!© Marie-Françoise PlissartProject gallerySee allShow less10 Timeless Interior Spaces From the 20th CenturyArticlesMarc Thorpe Imagines “Citizens of Earth” Installation on the U.S.-Mexico BorderArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Fontainas Plein, 1000 Brussel, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935285/fontainas-island-reconfiguration-b612-architectes Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Apartmentscenter_img Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Marie-Françoise Plissart Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Nemetschek, Adobe, CARROCONSTRUCT, Delrue, FABRIBOIS, Trimble “COPY” Area:  8677 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Landscape: 2019 CopyApartments•Brussel, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935285/fontainas-island-reconfiguration-b612-architectes Clipboardlast_img read more

Medical Oxygen IP And Nitrous Oxide Should Be Taxed As Per Entry 88 Of VAT Act: SC Upholds The Decision Of HC Of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesMedical Oxygen IP And Nitrous Oxide Should Be Taxed As Per Entry 88 Of VAT Act: SC Upholds The Decision Of HC Of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana [Read Judgment] Karan Tripathi13 April 2020 1:00 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held that ‘Medical Oxygen IP’ and ‘Nitrous Oxide IP’ should be taxed as drugs under Entry 88 of the AP Value Added Tax Act, 2005, and not as ‘unclassified goods’. While providing the purposive interpretation to the ‘similar substances’ in Entry 88, the Division Bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Ajay Rastogi upheld the judgment of the High…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 Supreme Court has held that ‘Medical Oxygen IP’ and ‘Nitrous Oxide IP’ should be taxed as drugs under Entry 88 of the AP Value Added Tax Act, 2005, and not as ‘unclassified goods’. While providing the purposive interpretation to the ‘similar substances’ in Entry 88, the Division Bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Ajay Rastogi upheld the judgment of the High Court the extent it held that Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP fall within Entry 88 of the 2005 Act. The court observed: ‘There is no doubt that Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP are medicines used for or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder in human beings falling within the ambit of Section 3(b)(i) of the 1940 Act.’ The legal question before the court was whether ‘Medical Oxygen IP’ and ‘Nitrous Oxide IP’ are taxable under Entry 88 of Schedule IV of the Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax Act 2005 or as ‘unclassified goods’ under Schedule V. The Respondents in the present appeal, Linde India Pvt Ltd, had earlier assailed the imposition of outstanding tax liability of ₹5,11,062 by the Commercial Tax Officer, before the Appellate Duty Commissioner. The Appellate Duty Commissioner by an order dated affirmed the decision taken by the Commercial Tax Officer. However, an appeal was filed before the Sales Tax Appellate Tribunal which was ruled in the favour of the Respondent company. Post this, the State of Andhra Pradesh moved an appeal before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana which got dismissed. Therefore, the state moved the present appeal before the Supreme Court. The High Court had justified its observation by noting that Section 3(b)(i) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, the expression ‘drug’ covers within its ambit any substance which is used for or in the treatment, prevention and mitigation of a disease or a disorder. Therefore, the High Court held, that the said substances should fall under the said section as Medical Oxygen IP is used for the treatment of patients and to mitigate the intensity of diseases and disorders; and Nitrous Oxide IP is used as an anesthetic in surgical operations and procedures of a short duration. Challenging the said decision of the High Court, the State of Andhra Pradesh made the following submissions before the court: The decision of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in Inox Air, in so far as it held that Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP are covered by the expression “similar articles” in Entry 88, is erroneous. Applying the principle of ejusdem generis, it cannot be said that gases are ‘similar articles’ to the other products specified in the entry The term used in Section 3(b)(i) qualifies only substances and not medicines. Consequently, it cannot be used to broaden the scope of Entry 88. Though Section 3(b)(i) of the 1940 Act includes substances that are necessary aids for treating surgical or other cases, Entry 88 also contains an exclusion clause. Entry 100(36) of Schedule IV specifically excludes “medical grade oxygen”. Absent a specific inclusion of Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP in Entry 88, they fall within the ambit of unclassified goods in Schedule V Every ‘substance’ cannot be said to fall within the ambit of Entry 88 merely because it is used for medicinal purposes. For a substance to fall within the ambit of Entry 88, it must accord with the definition stipulated in Section 3(1)(b) of the 1940 Act. After taking into consideration a publication from World Health Organisation and various judgments of the different High Courts, the court highlighted the curative and instrumental use of Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP in the mitigation and prevention of disease or disorder. Therefore, the court upheld the decision of the High Court by noting that that Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP are medicines used for or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder in human beings falling within the ambit of Section 3(b)(i) of the 1940 Act. Consequently, the court held, the aforesaid drugs are covered under Entry 88 of the 2005 Act.Click here to download the Judgment  Next Storylast_img read more

Accuracy Of DNA Test Result Cannot Be Doubted Unless The Procedure Is Shown To Be Compromised: Tripura HC Dismisses Rape Convict’s Appeal [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesAccuracy Of DNA Test Result Cannot Be Doubted Unless The Procedure Is Shown To Be Compromised: Tripura HC Dismisses Rape Convict’s Appeal [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Oct 2020 1:14 AMShare This – xUnless the procedure is compromised, the accuracy of DNA test result cannot be doubted, the Tripura High Court observed while dismissing appeal filed by a man convicted for raping a minor girl.Bahadur Debbarma, the convict, had contended that mere determination of parentage would not be sufficient to record conviction of the accused for rape. He relied on a decision of the Gujarat High Court…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?LoginUnless the procedure is compromised, the accuracy of DNA test result cannot be doubted, the Tripura High Court observed while dismissing appeal filed by a man convicted for raping a minor girl.Bahadur Debbarma, the convict, had contended that mere determination of parentage would not be sufficient to record conviction of the accused for rape. He relied on a decision of the Gujarat High Court in State of Gujarat vs Jayantibhai Somabhai Khant in which it was held that mere establishment of the identity of the father of the foetus in any case would not be sufficient to record conviction of the accused for rape.The public prosecutor contended that in the said case decided by Gujarat High Court, the victim herself did not support the prosecution case but in the instant case, the victim has categorically stated that she was raped by the appellant. Taking note of these contentions, the bench comprising Justices S. Talapatra and SG Chattopadhyay said:In Jayantibhai Somabhai Khant (supra) Gujarat High Court has expressed certain reservations even after observing that the DNA result can be of immense value to the investigators, prosecutors as well as to the court in either including or excluding a person from involving in a particular act. But as the victim did not support the prosecution case by stating that she was violated, the Gujarat High Court has observed that mere determination of parentage would not be sufficient to record conviction of the accused for rape. The said report has also clearly noted that they were not laying down any proposition that in every case the DNA result must be corroborated by independent evidence. The science of DNA profiling has been so perfected that unless the procedure is compromised, the accuracy of result cannot be doubted. When the DNA profiling is done properly it results are infallible.The court noted that there had been no cross-examination of the doctor in respect of the process of DNA profiling nor its result has been questioned. “PW-12 has stated about the process that he had followed for purpose of DNA extraction and its matching. Hence, there cannot be any doubt about the results which have been definitely recorded in the report..the result of the DNA test cannot be subsided as there had been no cross- examination or denial.” , the court said.While dismissing the appeal, the court also observed that the rehabilitation of the victim of rape is the state’s responsibility. It thus issued a direction for compensation to the victim under Section 357A of the Cr.P.C. in terms of the Victim Compensation Scheme.Case name: Bahadur Debbarma vs.  State of Tripura Case no.: CRL.A(J) No.10 of 2019Coram: Justices S. Talapatra and SG Chattopadhyay Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Annual Pike County Steer and Heifer, Goat shows begin Saturday

first_img You Might Like Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “We have an outstanding group of competitors in both the steer and heifer shows,” Powell said. “They have worked very hard getting ready for the show and it will be a good one. We encourage the community to come out and support these young people as they compete. They deserve our support.”Sponsors of the 2018 Pike County Steer and Heifer and Goat Shows are the Pike County Cattlemen, Pike County Cattlewomen, Pike County Junior Cattlemen, Alabama Farmers Federation, Greenhills Funeral Home, 1st South Farm Credit, South Alabama Livestock, Pike County Commissioner Chad Copeland, Pike County Commissioner Robin Sullivan, South Alabama Electric Cooperative and Wesley Farms.Admission to the Pike County Steer and Heifer Show and the Goat Show is free. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Annual Pike County Steer and Heifer, Goat shows begin Saturday Published 3:00 am Friday, February 16, 2018 Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Competing in the goat show are Hayden Norman, Ashlyn Adkins, Addison Richburg, Mary-Hollis Drinkard, Preston Hughes, Aiden Haddan, Lulu Thompson, Bentley Chance, Seth Davis, Reid Godbold, MJ Flowers, Eli Wesley, Levi Wesley, McKinley Wood, Jessi Maples, Addison Peters, Avery Richburg, Isla Flowers, Ever Wilson, Rylie Maples, Griffin Webb, Ryles Godbold and Eli Bryan.The winners in the goat show will receive show buckets, grooming supplies and T-shirts. The Pike County Steer and Heifer Show will begin immediately after the goat show and will feature 10 young cattlemen and cattlewomen. Competing for the blue ribbons will be Anna Grace Thomas, Goshen; Brandon Cuahua, Goshen; Mikalah Griffin, New Life Christian; Phenix Griffin, Ariton; Annabelle Wesley, Ariton; Marilee Hughes, Goshen; Braxton Jordan, Banks; Wyatt Johnson, Ariton; Gradyn Wesley, Ariton; and Jack Redmon, Goshen.The winners in the steer and heifer show will receive cash awards, belt buckles and T-shirts. Skip Truck catches fire on Henderson Highway A truck caught fire Thursday while traveling along Henderson Highway according to officials with the Troy Fire Department. The driver,… read more The 76th Annual Pike County Steer and Heifer Show and Goat Show will get underway with animal check-in at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cattleman Park followed by lunch with the Pike County Cattlemen. The public is invited.Tammy Powell, Pike County Cattlewoman, said those who have an interest in the promotion of the cattle industry in Pike County and its youth are encouraged to join the Cattlemen, Cattlewomen and participating youth and their families for lunch and then stay for the shows.The Pike County Goat Project Show will begin at 1:30 p.m. with 23 youngsters between the ages of two and eight competing. “This is our third year for the goat show, which is an opportunity for young people to learn how to take care of animals and how to accept responsibility for them,” Powell said. “This helps these young people know if they want to have a calf later and take on that responsibility.”The goat show is divided into two parts. During the regular show, the animals will be led into the arena for judging. “Next is the costume show,” Powell said. “The goats can be dressed any way the kids want. The goats might be dressed as Elvis, President Trump or Wonder Woman. That’s the fun part of the show for everyone, even the goats.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Engaged couple sets their sights on gold at Special Olympics World Games

first_imgMarch 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Engaged couple sets their sights on gold at Special Olympics World Games Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Mixed doubles tennis pair Brittany Tagliareni and Ryan Smith are ready for the competition.The dynamic duo from Florida will be competing at the Special Olympics World Games being held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Tagliareni and Smith are also a couple off the court — and are now engaged after meeting through the Special Olympics in 2013.Together, they are ready to bring home the gold. The two spoke with “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts to discuss their road to the games just days before the big event.For the couple, it’s all about the support from their families, coaches and especially each other — a unique experience as they represent Special Olympics USA.“I support him on the court by telling him ‘good job’ and ‘you can do this,’” Tagliareni told “GMA.”Diagnosed with autism, Tagliareni was nonverbal as a child and deals with sensory and visual issues and has since found her voice as a Special Olympics athlete.“It has helped me make new friends [and] compete all over the world,” she said. “My coach and teammates are very nice. I just have fun doing it.”Smith, who was also diagnosed with autism, has been involved with the Special Olympics for several years, winning two tennis gold medals during the Special Olympics’ 2018 USA National Summer Games.In preparation for the World Games, Tagliareni practiced up to five hours six days a week.Together, Tagliareni and Smith hope to step onto the winners’ podium before their walk down the aisle.“I would like to accomplish being the best that I can be,” Tagliareni said. And her dream in Abu Dhabi? She told Roberts, “To win the world title.”The historic Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi officially kicked today in the United Arab Emirates. It’s the first time in the organization’s 50-plus-year history that the games are being hosted in the Middle East.The Special Olympics USA athletes come from 45 states across the country and will compete against teams from about 190 others around world, with more than 7,500 athletes expected to compete over the next week in 24 different sports.“It’s overwhelming, the energy, the countries are wonderful, the positivity — we are so very blessed to be part of this,” said Tagliareni’s mother Catherine.“Special Olympics has not only changed Brittany’s life but has given Brittany a life,” she added. “Brittany was nonverbal and now because of Special Olympics, she’s not only confident, she’s becoming independent and she’s loving life, and we are forever grateful. And oh, by the way, can talk a lot now.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Mandatory mask wearing inside Scottish branches to become law

first_imgIn a taste of what may be on the way for estate agents elsewhere in the UK, branch staff in Scotland are today facing their second day under new guidelines requiring them and their clients to wear masks.The rules are part of a tightening of Covid regulations following the local lockdown in Aberdeen and which are to become law once the existing legislation has been updated.This new requirement covers any premises open to members of the public and used for the retail sale or hire of goods or services.This includes shops, takeaway restaurants, estate agents and beauty parlours. This does not extend to hospitality premises such as sit-in cafes and restaurants“To say that the incident in Aberdeen is deeply regrettable is an understatement,” says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (left).“But it underlines an extremely important point: any time one of us fails to abide by the rules, we put others at risk and give this virus the chance to come roaring back.“That’s something which we simply cannot afford to do. We’ve seen – every day of this outbreak – how easily COVID-19 can spread.“We need to do everything we can to stop it in its tracks and that is why we are expanding the mandatory use of face coverings in more indoor public spaces, and will be implementing further regulations for the hospitality sector.“Many of these measures should already be in place as part of the guidance, but in order to keep the sector open – safely – we are now placing them in law.”Read the announcement in full.Read more about face masks. masks covid Nicola Sturgeon Scotland August 17, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Mandatory mask wearing inside Scottish branches to become law previous nextCOVID-19 newsMandatory mask wearing inside Scottish branches to become lawEstate agency staff in Scotland are being asked to observe new guidelines requiring obligatory masks inside branches, but these will soon also become law.Nigel Lewis17th August 202001,330 Viewslast_img read more

Love of the Nightingale – BT Early

first_imgRape, violence, murder, jealousy and tongues being cut out may not be the ideal night out, but Love of the Nightingale (Wertenbaker) is a punchy and engaging production that should not be missed. It is an adaptation of the Greek myth of Tereus and Philomele, in which a young woman journeys from Athens to rejoin her older sister in Thrace, under the care of her brotherin- law. The story focuses on the relationship between Philomele, the younger sister played with affecting vulnerability by Poppy Burton- Morgan, and her brother-in-law Tereus (Tom Richards), only recently married to her sister Procne. As the journey progresses and is delayed by Tereus, it emerges that his motives are far from honourable, and he is crushed by the weight of his passion for Philomele, leading him to violence. The play is occasionally confusing and the split-stage method does not help this uncertainty. As the play develops, the separation becomes more obvious and it begins to seem compulsive viewing. This is helped not only by excellent direction but also by an extremely talented cast: Raj Gathani is particularly good, and his opening fight scene with Huw Davies is a treat. Fight director Miles Warner has obviously put real effort into the choreography. Where the production falls down is in its casting of one actor to play so many different roles. It becomes hectic with the same actors changing persona within seconds. However the performance remains slick, professional and satisfying throughout.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more

Public schoolboys dominate Union election

first_imgThe Oxford Union’s elections are still dominated by the privately educated and men.21 of the 30 officers running in Friday’s elections attended fee-paying schools, Cherwell analysis has found.Just one of the twelve candidates for senior positions – defined as Standing Committee and above – attended a state comprehensive school, according to social media profiles. 70% of those running are male. There are only four female candidates for senior positions, three of whom attended private schools.According to the most recent data that the University has made available, 59% of offers Oxford made to students studying in the UK went to state school applicants. Under 7% of secondary school students in the country attend independent schools.But the Union is set to continue as a private school-dominated society, with students who attended fee-paying schools running uncontested for the roles of President and Librarian.Only one position, Treasurer, is guaranteed to be won by a state educated member: it is being contested by Redha Rubaie and Daniel Wilkinson, both of whom attended grammar schools.The imbalance of backgrounds is even more apparent in junior roles, which tend to be contested mainly by first-year students. Of the 17 candidates for Secretary’s Committee, 14 attended private schools, including St. Paul’s Boys, Abingdon, and Sevenoaks.The news comes after a recent Cherwell investigation found that 76% of elected officials on this term’s committee attended independent schools. 52% of JCR presidents went to fee-paying schools, the Cherwell investigation found, as well as half of senior editorial staff across Cherwell and The Oxford Student.In 2010, following a similar investigation, a Union source told Cherwell they had been encouraged to use contacts they had met at public school to win votes.“When I ran for the Union, I was encouraged by members of my slate to make use of the number of Oxford undergrads from my old school and to contact them for votes,” they said.The gender imbalance amongst those running for election follows criticism of a male-dominated term card. Just twelve of the 61 speakers scheduled to speak at the Union this term were female.At the time, the St. Hilda’s Women’s Rep said: “The Oxford Union’s term card proves that success and intelligence at Oxford are continuously and persistently equated with whiteness and masculinity.”Rachel Collett, the Women’s Officer for both Class Act and Oxford University Labour Club, said the Union was “dominated by private school boys.”Union president Chris Zabilowicz, stressed his commitment to widening access to the society.“Anyone who knows me will support me when I say I very much care about diversity, as the first openly gay President of the Oxford Union and an access member myself,” Zabilowicz said.Polling in this term’s Union elections is open today, and the results are expected to be announced on Saturday.This article originally stated that all women elected to senior roles were privately educated. It has been amended to reflect that in fact only three out of four were.last_img read more

Laptops, Camels, & Ostriches This Weekend at Ellis Park

first_imgExotic Camel and Ostrich Races Saturday, Laptop Giveaway Sunday Another great weekend of Live Racing is on the way starting on Friday! Exotic Camel and Ostrich Races will run at Ellis Park on Saturday. And we’ll cap off the weekend with College Laptop Giveaway, presented by the Kentucky HBPA, on Sunday!Our Live Racing season will wrap up on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016. We will run Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Labor Day, September 5th. There will be no live racing on September 3rd.  Grandstand opens at 11 AM, our first post begins at 12:50PM (Central Time). FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img