AD Classics: Kaufmann House / Richard Neutra

first_imgArchitects: Richard Neutra Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/104112/ad-classics-kaufmann-house-richard-neutra Clipboard 1947 AD Classics: Kaufmann House / Richard Neutra AD Classics: Kaufmann House / Richard NeutraSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Kaufmann House / Richard Neutra Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Thom WatsonWritten by Andrew Kroll Share Housescenter_img Year:  United States Copy+ 15Houses•Palm Springs, United States “COPY” Photographs:  Thom Watson, Flickr User: CaffinaraText description provided by the architects. One of the most important architects of the 20th Century, yet often overlooked, Richard Neutra has been on the forefront of modern residential architecture.  After moving to the United States from Vienna, Austria in 1923, Neutra worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler until 1930 when he started his own practice.  Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXOne of Neutra’s several iconic projects is the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, California. Completed between 1946-1947, the Kaufmann House was a vacation home for Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. and his family to escape the harsh winters of the northeast.Save this picture!plan10 years after the design of Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright in Bear Run, Pennsylvania, the Kaufmann’s were looking for a residence that could be used to escape the cold winters of the northeast, which would primarily be used during January. Save this picture!After seeing Wright’s Taliesin West, Kaufmann was unimpressed and gave his commission to Richard Neutra.   Unlike Taliesin West, which implemented more earthy tones and materials, Neutra employed a more modernist and international style approach using glass, steel, and some stone in the design.Save this picture!planThe design of the house is quite simplistic; at the center of the house is the living room and the dining room that is the heart of the house and the family activity. The rest of the house branches out like a pinwheel in each of the cardinal directions.  From the center of the house each wing that branches out has its own specific function; however, the most important aspects of the house are oriented east/west while the supporting features are oriented north/south.Save this picture!The north and south wings are the most public parts of the house that connect to the central living area.  The south wing consists of a covered walkway that leads from the center of the house to the carport. Save this picture!The north wing is the guest’s quarters that are publicly accessible, but retain their private needs as they are separated from the rest of the house.  The west wing of the house is the service wing, which is fairly secluded from the rest of the open plan design.  The east wing is the most privatized aspect of the house as it is the Kaufmann’s master suite.Save this picture!© Flickr User: CaffinaraThe house’s swimming pool is one of the most iconic and recognizable aspects of the Kaufmann House; however, it is not solely a photographic gem or simply a recreational feature.  The swimming pool creates a compositional balance of the overall design of the house.  The house alone is unbalanced and heavy as the wings are not equally proportioned, but with the addition and placement of the swimming pool there is a cohesive balance and harmony throughout the design.Save this picture!The low, horizontal planes that make up the pinwheel design bring the house closer to the landscape making it appear as if it is hovering above the ground.  Save this picture!The floating effect is emphasized through a series of sliding glass doors that open up to cover walkways or patios. The way in which Neutra designed the Kaufmann House was such that when the sliding glass doors were opened the differentiation of interior and exterior was blurred as if it was a sinuous space.Save this picture!© Flickr User: CaffinaraThe flow from interior to exterior space is not simply a spatial condition rather it is an issue of materiality that creates the sinuous experience. The glass and steel make the house light, airy, and open, but it is the use of stone that solidifies the houses contextual relationship.  The light colored, dry set stone, what Neutra calls “Utah buff,” brings out the qualities of the glass and steel, but it also blends into the earthy tones of the surrounding landscape of the stone, mountains, and trees.Save this picture!The Kaufmann House has gone through several owners after the Kaufmann’s owned the house, which led to the house to fall in disrepair and a lack of concern and preservation of the modern dwelling.   However, a couple that appreciated 20th Century modern homes restored the house back to its original luster with the help of Julius Shulman. The Kaufmann House is now considered to be an architectural landmark and one of the most important houses in the 20th Century.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Musealization of the Archaeological Site of Praça Nova of São Jorge Castle by…ArticlesGreen Hill / Tengiz AlaverdashviliArticles Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/104112/ad-classics-kaufmann-house-richard-neutra Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRichard NeutraOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasResidentialHousesPalm Springs3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on January 16, 2011Cite: Andrew Kroll. “AD Classics: Kaufmann House / Richard Neutra” 16 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Seaside Retreat Hayama / YJP architecture

first_img Seaside Retreat Hayama / YJP architecture “COPY” Photographs:  45g PhotographyText description provided by the architects. In the calm seaside town just outside of Tokyo, Seaside Retreat Hayama quietly sits a few steps from the ocean. While it has the proximity to the city, the sand beach, vast ocean, green landscape, and the intimacy of the town make it a unique place distinctively different from the city. The architects’ design approach is to create an entire experience rather than making mere architecture. The design emphasizes the relationship between human and nature, and maximizes the opportunities to enjoy outdoor living.Save this picture!© 45g PhotographyThere are two main considerations for the siting of the structure. First, it is essential to preserve the two existing symbolic trees, and secondly to create one continuous indoor/outdoor space. The building is sited carefully so it is not to encroach nature but to embrace it instead. As a result, it forms the main outdoor space gracefully anchored by the two trees. Sand and water are then planned into this outdoor court which conceptually ties to the adjacent beach. All circulation is placed at the exterior realm to promote outdoor living. Various scales of outdoor space spreading through three levels are inter-connected by wood deck which gives the sense of onboard a boat. Consequently, the outdoor becomes the main space and the architecture becomes secondary.Save this picture!© 45g PhotographyThe building consists of two main volumes which are connected by semi-outdoor spaces. The Japanese form expresses the locality while the Western form recalls the memory of American barns. The 2-story wood structure contains materials and colors that are natural, warm and casual. The stained wood sidings and decks, concrete mortar floor, exposed wooden beams, etc. all provide a relaxing and comfortable touch and appearance. The extensive usage of wooden folding doors and exterior wood decks further blurs the boundary between the indoor and the outdoor. The interior is graced with a casual elegance through-out. Its colors, finishes and furniture are carefully selected to enhance the experience of beach side living.Save this picture!© 45g PhotographySince the start of the project, the most predominant inspiration is that the design should cultivate the experience between people and the natural context. Overall, this project has taken the most advantage of its site and created a beach retreat that tranquilly embraces people who come to experience it.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSport and leisure centre Promulins / Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini ArchitektenArticlesRefurbishment of the First Cinema for Art House Film: Studio des Ursulines / h2o Arc…Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/271303/seaside-retreat-hayama-yjp-architecture Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Japan Year:  Architects: YJP architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/271303/seaside-retreat-hayama-yjp-architecture Clipboard Seaside Retreat Hayama / YJP architectureSave this projectSaveSeaside Retreat Hayama / YJP architecture Save this picture!© 45g Photography+ 46 Share Projects Japan Area:  1550 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2011 “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeYJP architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on September 22, 2012Cite: “Seaside Retreat Hayama / YJP architecture” 22 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Seaside Retreat Hayama / YJP 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 streamlast_img read more

Fight for Sight chosen as an official charity of Wigtown Book Festival

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Speakers at the Wigtown Book Festival include actress Joanna Lumley and broadcaster Peter Snow. There will be a collection for Fight for Sight at BBC journalist Jeremy Bowen’s talk about his latest book ‘The Arab Uprisings’.Michele Acton, Chief Executive of Fight for Sight, is a Wigtown resident. He said: “Sight loss is the sense that people fear losing the most and at Fight for Sight we’re determined to provide a future that everyone can see”.Cancer Research UK is the other charity benefiting from the Wigtown Book Festival. Eye research charity Fight for Sight has been chosen as an official charity for the second year running at Wigtown Book Festival.The festival, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph and Scottish Power, runs in Wigtown, Galloway, from 27 September to 7 October. This is its 15th year. Fight for Sight will promote its work with a stand in the Kist marquee, and will be collecting throughout the week at the event. Local children will also be busking around the festival to raise funds. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 18 September 2013 | News Fight for Sight chosen as an official charity of Wigtown Book Festival 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.last_img read more

Is Cam Newton too ‘Black’?

first_imgDurham, N.C. — The glaringly racist barrage regarding the on-the-field celebrations and cultural norms of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton remind me a lot of the old critiques of ground-breaking Black athletes: Muhammad Ali, Jack Johnson, Jim Brown, Tommy Smith and John Carlos. It reminds me even more of the current critiques of worldwide tennis icon Serena Williams — too Black, too cocky, too confident, too good to be true. It’s too bad that so many in the U.S. still think and operate through a white supremacist assimilationist lens. It’s so obvious, it doesn’t make any sense. To declare that the current debates around Cam Newton’s post-touchdown dancing and on-the-field celebrations have nothing to do with race is an outright lie, a denial of the very fabric that created this country: slavery, racism, genocide.Cam NewtonAs conservative commentators and opposing fans have critiqued Newton’s “dancing,” let us not forget the historical dynamics here. When Black men and Black women were forced to “coon” dance for nickels and dimes in vaudeville and “black face” shows just to survive, it was just fine. As a Black athlete or entertainer, as long as you “stayed in your place” you were all right. They would prop you up and give you some token Negro power. And every now and then, they even paid you well. But dare to be confident, and they’ll tear you down. They’ll pick and poke from any hole they can find.While Cam Newton is currently being pinned the “poster boy” of “egotism, arrogance and poor sportsmanship,” ironically, the U.S. government continues to bomb innocent civilians all over the world; corporations continue to rob the poor; and police continue to terrorize Black, Brown and Indigenous communities. Maybe greed, violence and imperialism aren’t considered “poor sportsmanship” anymore.Among all the many voices and comments I’ve seen, heard and read regarding Newton’s on-the-field enthusiasm, the former Pittsburgh Steeler and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark said it best: “Here’s why he [Cam Newton] rubs you the wrong way, because you don’t understand it. Because for so many years Black quarterbacks didn’t have to conform to a way of playing quarterback, they had to conform to a way of behavior.”  As Clark further explained on an ESPN morning show: “He’s disliked because it’s culturally hard to understand for most people. Russell Wilson doesn’t have the hip-hop culture. [Hip-hop artists] Young Jeezy and Future aren’t going to Russell Wilson games. For the Caucasian fan, for the fan who doesn’t understand that culture, Cam Newton’s culture is too young, hip-hop, too young brown.” (espn.com)Personally, I’m glad Cam Newton isn’t some assimilationist token Negro. If Cam’s dancing and “culture of confidence” make you sick, chances are you’re the disease; not him. All I want for Cam Newton, and any other African American for that matter, is for them to be free to be themselves, to be proud of how far we’ve come — and yes, to be confident in that. And that’s just the beginning of what liberation looks like. Truth is, as the struggle for Black Liberation continues, we’re going to need that bold Black confidence. Stay grounded, but be yourself, Brother Newton.Lilly is the 2016 U.S. vice presidential candidate of Workers World Party. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF now offers an interactive feedback tool as an invitation to participate in its Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI)

first_img Organisation By clicking on jti-rsf.org, everyone can comment on the proposed JTI indicators for trustworthy journalism. In addition, media outlets can test and self-assess their compliance through an online questionnaire.The general public as well as professional communities are encouraged to participate to the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) launched by Reporters without Borders (RSF) with its partners. From 18 September, a dedicated online tool gives the possibility to all types of stakeholders to give their input and comments about the draft standards. The first phase of the initiative focuses indeed on the development of a consensus-based set of standards for journalism. In the second phase of the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), news and media outlets will be able to implement the standards. The resulting datasets are supposed to inform better decision making of news distribution and consumption, both by humans and algorithms, but also of advertising spending, and thus reward journalism worthy of this name. The digital tool is provided in addition to a feedback and comments form, already posted on the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) website. The three months’ public consultation is a mandatory feature of every standard setting procedure and closes on October 18th. Following CEN guidelines, all comments received will be evaluated by the JTI drafting committees and then fed into a final review of the Workshop Agreement and its release towards the end of the year.A consensual process to define the final standardsSince May 2018, more than 120 experts, representing global, national and local media outlets, consumer associations, tech companies, regulators and NGOs have been working on developing professional standards in the frame of the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI). In early June of this year, an official Standards document that defines indicators for trustworthy journalism has been adopted. It includes a list of criteria on transparency, professionalism and ethical conduct that JTI stakeholders considered essential best practices for media outlets to be trusted. In addition, the document provides a questionnaire translating the Standards clauses into a checklist, which is machine-readable in order to inform algorithmic distribution of news.The public consultation, a critical featureThe public consultation of this draft is a critical feature to ensure the broadest possible support for the finally published document, and until the deadline on 18 October, the Journalism Trust Initiative is expecting feedback on its proposal. The general public as well as professional communities are invited to provide opinion and specific proposals for amendments of each of the 16 clauses, numerous sub-clauses and the checklist.  Online freedomsMedia independenceEvents Internet A final publication in early 2020 After final publication of the JTI document in early 2020 it will be made available to all types of media outlets for self-assessment and optional, additional audit, the so-called conformity assessment. The public consultation is intended to widen the range of participation in and, eventually, the legitimacy of the Journalism Trust Initiative.About JTI Launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) with its partners the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Agence France Presse (AFP) and the Global Editors Network (GEN), JTI aims at defining indicators for trustworthy journalism. Compliance with them is expected to provide tangible benefits for media outlets, big and small, and thus, support them to cater to a healthy information space at large.Distinguishing itself from other projects around trust indicators, JTI focuses on the process – or the ‘manufacturing’ level of journalism – only, not on single pieces of content. Media outlets would be conforming with the standard as an entity, for example by providing transparency of ownership, sources of revenue and proof of a range of professional safeguards. For the first time, it adds a logic of rewarding compliance with already existing principles of journalism. Online freedomsMedia independenceEvents Internet Selected participants in the development stage of the JTI Standard include, in no particular order, the BBC, RTL Group (Luxembourg), Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), Tagesspiegel (Germany), Tamedia (Switzerland), Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK, Norway), TT News Agency (Sweden), Associated Press (USA), Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa, Germany), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Google, Facebook, City University of New York (CUNY, USA), Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), Swiss Press Council, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ, USA), Association of Taiwanese Journalists, Journalists Association of South Korea, The Independent Monitor for the Press (IMPRESS, UK), All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK, Russia), Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM, Italy), Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM, Germany), European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC), Internews (UK), Thomson Foundation (UK), Free Press Unlimited (FPU, the Netherlands), Fondation Hirondelle (Switzerland), Civil (USA), NewsGuard, Global Disinformation Index (GDI), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Newscenter_img This project is supported through a grant awarded by Craig Newmark Philanthropies. September 18, 2019 – Updated on October 4, 2019 RSF now offers an interactive feedback tool as an invitation to participate in its Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) The public consultation on JTI is progressing today, with the release of a dedicated online tool. Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Uses Innovative Liposuction Techniques to Tighten Skin and Stimulate Collagen Growth

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Beauty Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Uses Innovative Liposuction Techniques to Tighten Skin and Stimulate Collagen Growth From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 3, 2013 | 6:03 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Make a comment More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Max Lehfeldt is now offering his patients two innovative techniques to address concerns of cellulite and excess fat buildup. Cellulazeâ„¢ and Smartlipo Triplexâ„¢ are minimally invasive, performed in-office, and can reduce cellulite, remove fat, and tighten the skin.According to Dr. Lehfeldt, cellulite results from fibrous tissue attachments and fat that is herniating through these fibrous bands. Additionally, he says thin skin can also exacerbate the appearance of cellulite. As an alternative to cellulite reduction techniques that address cellulite from the surface of the skin, Cellulazeâ„¢ utilizes laser technology developed by Cynosure® to target cellulite from underneath the skin.Cellulazeâ„¢’s SideLaze3Dâ„¢ laser breaks down the connective tissue bands that cause cellulite and can help dissipate the fat pockets surrounding them. As an added benefit, Cellulazeâ„¢ can tighten skin, encourage new collagen growth for elasticity, and increase the thickness of the patient’s skin.While Cellulazeâ„¢ focuses on diminishing the appearance of cellulite, Smartlipo Triplexâ„¢ is a minimally invasive body sculpting procedure that reduces the patient’s fat cells with much faster recovery and less bruising than traditional liposuction.Dr. Lehfeldt notes that traditional body sculpting procedures typically require general anesthesia and the patient often incurs the additional costs of an operating room. Conversely, Smartlipo Triplexâ„¢ allows the Pasadena plastic surgeon to provide an advanced form of laser-assisted liposuction that can be performed in-office. The three laser wavelengths utilized by Smartlipo Triplexâ„¢ support:– More effective fat removal– Less bruising– Faster healingUnlike traditional liposuction, the lasers used for Smartlipo Triplexâ„¢ treatments actually tighten the patient’s skin and promote collagen growth.Dr. Lehfeldt highlights that Smartlipo Triplexâ„¢ can be applied to the face, arms, legs, or abdomen. In addition, he says Smartlipoâ„¢ is an ideal treatment for excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).Ultimately, Dr. Lehfeldt says these treatments can result in healthier, younger looking skin for a rejuvenated appearance and long-lasting results.About Max Lehfeldt, MD, FACSDr. Max Lehfeldt is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is a graduate of Yale University and earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine. Named as one of Pasadena Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for the past six years, Dr. Lehfeldt has also been named “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” for the past two years by Pasadena Weekly Reader Poll. His private med spa, Radiance Spa Medical Group, was named “Best Med Spa” by Pasadena Weekly Reader Poll 2012. Dr. Lehfeldt is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) among other prestigious medical organizations. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newslast_img read more

OHS clerk charged with improper relationship with student

first_img Twitter Elyssa Zuniga The Odessa Police Department charged an Odessa High School clerk Wednesday after she reportedly exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a 17-year-old student, according to an OPD news release.The relationship was first reported on Jan. 3, the release detailed, advising an OHS clerk, 26-year-old Elyssa Renteria Zuniga, had been involved in an improper relationship with a 17-year-old male student.After interviewing both Zuniga and the student, both confirmed the sexually explicit text messages sent between them, the release stated, and Zuniga was charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a second-degree felony.Ector County Independent School District Spokesman Mike Adkins said Zuniga had been employed since August of 2017 and was placed on administrative leave during the investigation and was fired after being charged.An ECISD press release stated, to the best of their understanding, no physical relationship existed between the two.“Unfortunately, this is a situation we have been through in the past. We are disappointed and angry to be facing it again,” the ECISD release said. “There is no excuse for our employees to misunderstand the seriousness of these actions.”The release added ECISD requires sexual harassment training twice a year for its employees, which includes warnings of consequences for employee-student relationships.Jail records show Zuniga was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Tuesday and that bond will be set today.ECISD has dealt with a number of student teacher relationship accusations in the last five years.Permian teacher J.D. Burns in 2016 was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student, three counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child and one count of stalking.On April 1, 2016, former Permian athletic trainer April Collins pleaded guilty to one count of improper relationship between an educator and a student and was sentenced to three years deferred adjudication probation.Deferred adjudication is a type of probation that does not end in a conviction after entering a plea. If Collins successfully completes her probation she will not have a felony conviction.Collins was originally indicted on four counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student, but three of the four counts were dismissed after the Eastland-based 11th Court of Appeals vacated them on the grounds the law at the time she was indicted under was unconstitutional.That decision by the court of appeals was also referenced in the case against former Permian swim coach Kathryn Maples, whose three counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student were dismissed on Feb. 17, 2016.On March 20, 2014, former Permian teacher Robert Young was acquitted on two counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student after being accused of entering a relationship with a then-18-year-old student.In September of 2016, Alisha Carrasco Knighten was sentenced to six years probation and deferred adjudication, and ordered to pay a $500 fine, after pleading guilty to an improper relationship between educator and student. An arrest affidavit from the ECISD police department detailed that Knighten and an 18-year-old female Permian student had sex at Knighten’s residence in March 2014. Facebook Pinterest Twitter OHS clerk charged with improper relationship with student Local NewsCrime WhatsApp Previous articleMan charged with threatening to kill girlfriend’s neighborNext articleChange on MCH’s horizon admin By admin – January 9, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Cities That Stress Less … and More

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News 2018-07-23 Alison Rich Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Cities That Stress Less … and More The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Alison Rich Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Related Articles  Print This Post Subscribecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Cities That Stress Less … and More Share 100Save While a little bit of stress can actually be beneficial in certain instances, too much can affect your health and well-being. Nearly everyone feels stressed-out at some point, but there seem to be certain cities where citizens cope better than others, so suggests WalletHub in a new study.Let’s take a peek at the stress-related data that WalletHub parsed. In the United States, stress affects upwards of 100 million people, it reports. Money fronts the list of causes, with work, family, and relationships bringing up the rear. And speaking of money and work, workplace-related stress alone costs society over $300 billion annually, according to the report. So it’s little wonder that finding a Zen-like zone to call home is a great idea for many reasons.To pinpoint the places where Americans deal best with stress, WalletHub compared 182 cities across four dimensions: work stress, financial stress, family stress, and health and safety stress. It then analyzed those dimensions across 37 relevant metrics spanning from average weekly work hours to debt load, divorce, and suicide rates, to name a few. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest levels of stress.The least-stressed city in the nation, according to WalletHub: Fremont, California, with a total score of 25.93 on the stress scale. Rounding out the top 10 are Bismarck, North Dakota, charting a 26.6, followed by Sioux Falls, South Dakota (28.16); Overland Park, Kansas (29.66); South Burlington, Vermont (30.15); Scottsdale, Arizona (30.28); Irvine, California (30.52); San Jose, California (31.88); Madison, Wisconsin (32.1); and Lincoln, Nebraska (32.15).On the contrary, the city topping out as the most stressed-out on WalletHub’s ranking: Detroit, Michigan, which garnered a total score of 63.53. Next comes Newark, New Jersey, with a 62.8, trailed by Cleveland, Ohio (60.81); Birmingham, Alabama (58.03); Toledo, Ohio (57.42); Baltimore, Maryland (56.94); Wilmington, Delaware (55.25); Milwaukee, Wisconsin (55.02); Gulfport, Mississippi (54.82); and St. Louis, Missouri (53.57). Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago July 23, 2018 1,664 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Cost of Rental Scams Next: Underinsured and Underwater: Preparing for Disasterlast_img read more

J & K HC Takes Stock Of Lockdown Situation in UTs: Says State Bound To Ensure Availability of Essentials In Far-Flung Areas [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesJ & K HC Takes Stock Of Lockdown Situation in UTs: Says State Bound To Ensure Availability of Essentials In Far-Flung Areas [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain5 Jun 2020 5:17 AMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday issued notice on a plea urging that on account of the lockdown, basic needs of people living in far flung areas of Gurez, Tangdhar, Machail and Uri, who are not only economically weak but are going through miserable time, are not being met. The Chief Justice-led bench observed that “the prayer though couched differently is really in the nature…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday issued notice on a plea urging that on account of the lockdown, basic needs of people living in far flung areas of Gurez, Tangdhar, Machail and Uri, who are not only economically weak but are going through miserable time, are not being met. The Chief Justice-led bench observed that “the prayer though couched differently is really in the nature of cry for help for basic necessitiesfrom far flung areas of Kashmir”. It noted that these people are in desperate need of basic requirements of survival. “This is a very critical issue and the official respondents are bound to ensure that the essentials are made available to every person living in the Union Territory”, said the division bench. It required a copy of the application to be served on the UT, asking the Additional Advocate General to respond by the next date of the hearing, the State Legal Services Authority for ensuring the necessary intervention and assistance to the needy. “The matters be examined by the Department of Social Welfare and appropriate action be taken to assist the residents of the Union Territory in Kashmir living in far flung areas and action taken report be filed before us before the next date”, the court ordered. E-Connectivity of Courts Further, the bench asserted that “the availability of e-connectivity to the courts is an issue of ensuring access to justice to the citizens”. Calling it “a fundamental right”, the court declared that it “cannot be impeded in any manner”. “In the current times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant restrictions, no court can discharge essential judicial functions if there is non- availability of e-connectivity”, it proceeded to hold. These observations were in context of an instance of burning of the converter and router installed in a Judicial Magistrate First Class’s court in the Udhampur district last month.The bench dispelled the submission that this equipment got burnt as the AC main supply was extended directly instead of through UPS by the “Court authorities”- “We have no manner of doubt that installation of the above equipment which would include the converter and router stands undertaken by the BSNL and its officials. None of the court officers would have a capacity or the technical knowledge to do so. It would appear that the fault is attempted to be unreasonably fastened on court authorities without application of mind”. It directed the BSNL to forthwith install the converter and router in the court. On being informed that in four court sites, there is some LAN IP conflict with regard to which communications have been addressed to NIC at Delhi, the Court required copies of these communications to be made available to its Registrar (IT) as well so that the Registrar (IT) can take up the matter with the concerned authorities. With regard to ten sites for which VSAT facilities are needed, the bench noted that the BSNL is reported to have addressed a letter to the Department ofJustice as back as on 20 th November 2019 and a response is awaited from the Department of Justice. “Let the Secretary, Department of Justice, Government of India examine this issue on an urgent basis and ensure that the needful is done before the next date of hearing”, the court directed. Ensuring provision of care to dependants/families of healthcare personnel/government personnel/officials engaged in COVID-19 management Taking on record a status report dated 1 st June 2020 that has been filed by the Social Welfare Department, the bench announced that it is “heartening to note” that extensive steps which have been taken by the Department to facilitate the dependents/families of healthcare personnel/government personnel/officials engaged in COVID-19 management. “5773 numbers of dependents/family members of COVID 19 warriors were contacted, out of which 127 reported grievances and redressals were carried out at the district level. Subsequently additional 8217 calls were made in different districts to dependents/family members, out of which 204 reported grievances of various categories such as need of; medicine, ration, movement passes, personal protection kits (PPK), and transportation. The nodal officers at the district level in coordination with the line departments have been providing all kind of necessary help to redress the grievances made by the dependents/family member of COVID 19 warriors”, narrated the bench, recording its appreciation for the department. The Court also took note of a status report filed on behalf of the Health and Medical Education Department placing the steps taken by the Department for ensuring supply to doctors in government hospitals of sufficient quantities of personal protective equipments (PPEs) including goggles, face- shield, mask, gloves, coverall/gowns (with or without aprons), head cover and shoe cover. Declaring that no directions are called for from the court in this behalf, it observed that the Department shall ensure availability of the kits to all the healthcare personnel. As regards the issues of Safety, Care, Health and Violence against Healthcare Professionals and Clinical Establishments and the need for a legislative framework, the bench took on record the status report filed by the Health and Medical Education Department and the reply of the Doctors Association of Kashmir. “Given the fact that the Government of India is vitally concerned with the issue under consideration, let all reports on this issue also be made available to the ASGI”, it directed. Plight of cattle and stray animals amidst the lockdown Cognizance of this issue was taken on 12 th May 2020 and the Jammu and Srinagar Municipal Corporations were directed to file their action taken reports with regard to measures taken to mitigate the difficulties being faced by stray cattle and animals. The court had also made an observation with regard to ensuring maintenance of veterinary services for animals. The respondents were directed to examine the need for ensuring availability of these services during the lockdown and notifying the period of their availability in the Union Territories. The respondents were also directed to examine the need for permitting private veterinary clinics from continuing to operate during the lockdown and the schedule thereof. Perusing the status reports, the bench concluded that all authorities are sensitive and cognisant of their responsibilities and extensive measures are being undertaken to ensure the welfare of stray cattle and animals. One direction, however, was deemed necessary- Noting that The concerned authorities do not appear to have addressed the issue of scheduling availability of veterinary facilities (including those in the private field) in the Union Territories, the bench required that this aspect may also be examined and the steps taken in this regard be placed on record within one week. Finally, the court took on record an action plan qua exit of COVID-19 Lockdown placed before the bench on behalf of the UOI by the ASG. The Court required a copy of the same to be shared with the AAG who shall place it before the concerned authorities for examination as to whether similar measures are required to be taken in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as well. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

“Accused Was A Juvenile At The Time Of Occurrence”: SC Quashes Life Sentence In A Four Decade Old Murder Case [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories”Accused Was A Juvenile At The Time Of Occurrence”: SC Quashes Life Sentence In A Four Decade Old Murder Case [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini7 Oct 2020 11:28 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has set aside the life imprisonment sentence imposed on a person accused in a 1981 murder case noticing that he was less than 18 years of age on the date of commission of offence.The bench comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, though upheld the conviction, directed the Juvenile Justice Board to pass orders regarding detention and custody under…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 set aside the life imprisonment sentence imposed on a person accused in a 1981 murder case noticing that he was less than 18 years of age on the date of commission of offence.The bench comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, though upheld the conviction, directed the Juvenile Justice Board to pass orders regarding detention and custody under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 Act.Satya Deo and two others were convicted by the Trial Court and were sentenced to life imprisonment (on 11.12.1981). The Allahabad High court dismissed their appeal, about 36 years later on 20.04.2018. [They served two years imprisonment before the HC granted them bail]. The Trio were accused of killing one Vimla Saran.The Supreme Court dismissed the special leave petitions filed by co-accused against Allahabad High Court judgment, but issued notice in the case of Satya Deo on the plea of juvenility. The Trial court was directed to conduct an inquiry to ascertain if Satya Deo was a juvenile on the date of occurrence i.e. 11.12.1981. The report filed before the Apex Court stated that he was 16 years 7 months and 26 days of age on the date of commission of the offence i.e. 11.12.1981. However, the report concluded that he was not a juvenile as per the Juvenile Justice Act, 1986  as he was more than 16 year of age on the date of commission of the offence i.e. 11.12.1981.In this case, three laws are involved. One is Juvenile Justice Act, 1986,  Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act of 2015. ‘Juvenile’ under the 1986 Act, was defined as a person below sixteen years in case of a boy and below eighteen years in case of a girl on the date the boy or girl is brought for first appearance before the court or the competent authority. The 2000 Act did not distinguish between a boy or girl and a person under the age of eighteen years is a juvenile. Further, under the 2000 Act, the age on the date of commission of the offence is the determining factor.In Pratap Singh v. State of Jharkhand, the Constitution Bench held that the 2000 Act would be applicable in a pending proceeding instituted under the 1986 Act in any court or authority, if the person had not completed eighteen years of age as on 1st April 2001, when the 2000 Act came into force. It was also held that the reckoning date for the determination of the age of the juvenile is the date of the offence and not the date when he is produced before the authority or in a court. The 2000 Act would have prospective effect and not retrospective effect except in cases where the person had not completed the age of eighteen years on the date of commencement of the 2000 Act. Other pending cases would be governed by the provisions of the 1986 Act. A subsequent amendment to 2000 Act made it clear that in all cases where a juvenile in conflict with law is undergoing a sentence of imprisonment on the date of commencement of the 2000 Act, the juvenile’s case including the issue of juvenility, shall be deemed to be decided in terms of clause (l) to Section 2 and other provisions and rules made under the 2000 Act irrespective of the fact that the juvenile had ceased to be a juvenile.Taking note of this legal provisions, the bench observed:This court at this stage can decide and determine the question of juvenility of Satya Deo, notwithstanding the fact that Satya Deo was not entitled to the benefit of being a juvenile on the date of the offence, under the 1986 Act, and had turned an adult when the 2000 Act was enforced. As Satya Deo was less than 18 years of age on the date of commission of offence on 11.12.1981, he is entitled to be treated as a juvenile and be given benefit as per the 2000 Act.The court also noted that, in terms of Section 25 of the 2015 Act, 2000 Act would continue to apply and govern the proceedings which were pending when the 2015 Act was enforced. Allowing the appeal, the bench said:We uphold the conviction of Satya Deo, we would set aside the sentence of life imprisonment. We would remit the matter to the jurisdiction of the Board for passing appropriate order/directions under Section 15 of the 2000 Act including the question of determination and payment of appropriate quantum of fine and the compensation to be awarded to the family of the deceased. We make no affirmative or negative comments either way on the order/direction under Section 15 of the 2000 Act. 22. We would, accordingly, direct the jail authorities to produce Satya Deo before the Board within seven days from the date of receipt of a copy of this judgment. The Board shall then pass appropriate order regarding detention and custody and proceed thereafter to pass order/directions under the 2000 Act. . Case no.: CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 860 OF 2019 Case name: SATYA DEO @ BHOOREY vs. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESHCoram: Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv KhannaClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more