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45 Faber park / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

first_img 2009 ArchDaily Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72443/45-faber-park-ong-ong Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Derek Swalwell, Tim NolanText description provided by the architects. 45 Faber Park. The clients for this Project are a couple with three young children, – a set of twins and a younger child, all under 10. Their main aim was to maximise outdoor space whilst not compromising living areas. It was therefore essential that there would be sufficient space for the children to play outdoors as well as indoors. The priority of creating an open living space with a direct relationship to a large outdoor space became a driving force in the scheme. The overall concept, derived from the clients’ requirements, was to create a living space open to the outdoors in a clean contemporary aesthetic. The building would need to allow fluid movement between each space within and perform as a sustainable mechanism. In order to maximize space, the idea of pushing the mass of the building into the corner of the plot was developed. The concept of defining the bedroom areas and activity spaces as separate elements allowed for the final scheme to be reached. From the exterior, each element appears as a separate entity, however internally these have a strong connection to each other. An inviting entrance The second storey of the house, representing a more private area, is cantilevered over the driveway. The cantilever gives the entrance to the house an enclosed, protected feel. The material used here is an alloy of titanium and zinc which gives this rectangular volume a dark matt finish. The external materials, chosen in subtle tones, define and reflect the more intimate space of the house. The arrangement of spaces on the second floor is a functional response to the needs of the inhabitants. In response to this, the spaces created were introspective and focused on privacy. In order to create pleasant sleeping areas the height of the ceilings was set lower compared to the ceilings in the social areas. Leading from the quiet family room upstairs is a green roof which provides additional outdoor space. It is equipped with a BBQ pit that overlooks the pool beneath. This space represents an ideal entertaining area or a contemplation garden. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesFluid Continuity All social activity areas of the house are accommodated on the first floor. There is clear connectivity between all main social areas of the house. The sliding, flexible doors open directly onto the lower garden. When slid back into the walls, the garden space is made one with the social space. The continuity of the house is fluid and works well with the externally clad travertine. The large glazed plane, exposing the space, emphasizes the clear contrast between the private and social areas of the house. Composition of materials suggest diversity of space The composition of white walls, in-situ concrete and teak flooring suggest diversity within each space – the way an open plan residence should be. The social space opens to the lower garden while connecting to it. Similar to this, fluid connectivity between spaces in the family rooms upstairs is accomplished by glazed doors which can be slid back and hidden. Upon entering the home the unbroken terrazzo flooring emphasizes the continuity of space on this first floor. Save this picture!© Tim NolanWhen entering the house, ones attention is immediately drawn to the sculptural staircase. Its organic form contrasts with the rigidity of the two main elements of the house. The staircase acts as the hinge pinning the two perpendicular main elements of the house together. It is the anchor point of the house which is also the vertical circulation. However, the house was designed with children running up and down and through in mind so the sculptural design of the stairs was meant to articulate the intended movement through the space. An unexpected ambient recreational space The terrain of the site has worked advantageously for the scheme. A slight gradient toward the rear gives space for a void. This void allows light to penetrate the basement space. The basement space represents the third element of the house. However, unlike the other elements it is unable to use an external architectural language to reflect the activities taking place within. The general perception of a basement is that it is generally not used as a social space but rather as or only as storage. For this house, a deliberate move was made to challenge this perception – the space is well lit with diverse recreational space within. The basement is naturally lit from both sides. One of the light sources is the void garden, the other a window which looks into the swimming pool. This window is the same width as the pool and creates a perfect ambiance in this lounge space which is equipped with a bar and a pool table. Furthermore, a naturally lit study and cinema room are accommodated in the basement. The basement space is vertically connected to the social spaces of the house and serves as a more intimate extension to the social space above. Save this picture!© Tim NolanEnvironmental measures taken early on in the design promote a sustainable scheme. From the beginning, the house was designed as a sustainable scheme. The orientation of the house was strategically positioned to allow the prevailing wind to cross ventilate the social spaces. The large opening throughout the house encourages natural light and ventilation within the house. Certain key materials were chosen to help manage the environment of the house. The high thermal mass qualities of in-situ concrete and terrazzo help to cool the house. Also the natural teak used, has very small environmental implications – it is bought from a local source, minimising transport cost. Additionally, the wood was treated with a water-based preservative harmless to the environment. Skylights are strategically placed to encourage natural ventilation. Three other skylights light the internal stairway to the basement and ensure all parts of the house are well lit. The windows of the upper private area were recessed to provide sun shading, reducing the solar gain received by the windows. By employing this method the solar gain is reduced by up to 40%. Each sustainable measure reduces the need of non-renewable energy resources to cool or to light the house. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellCertain native plants were chosen to provide outdoor shading along the pool area and also provide the plot with additional privacy. The native species help put the scheme in context – soil disruption is kept to a minimum. Overall the scheme is an expressive piece of architecture responding to the needs of a young family. With constraints of limited green space in Singapore, this design finds a solution which optimises indoor and outdoor space whilst emphasizing the relationship between the two.Project gallerySee allShow lessAdaptive and Dynamic Buildings – The Future of Environmental Design & ArchitectureArticlesNew Visions Design CompetitionArticles Share Houses Projects CopyHouses•Singapore Year:  Photographs “COPY” 45 Faber park / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Area:  592 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72443/45-faber-park-ong-ong Clipboard 45 Faber park / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this projectSave45 Faber park / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 22 Share CopyAbout this officeONG&ONG Pte LtdOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHouses3D ModelingSingaporePublished on August 10, 2010Cite: “45 Faber park / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd” 10 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. 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The Skew House / Thought Parallels

first_imgThe Skew House / Thought ParallelsSave this projectSaveThe Skew House / Thought Parallels Photographs:  Prashant Bhat Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat Photography+ 45Curated by María Francisca González Share India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922080/the-skew-house-thought-parallels Clipboard Photographs Architects: Thought Parallels Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: BoConcept, Cassina, Flos, Foscarini, Grohe, Moooi, Saint-Gobain, Fanzart, HMG Marbles, Nolte kitchens, Turri, Western IndiaSave this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Driving through winding narrow roads in Malapuram district in Kerala, brings us to the site overlooking lush rubber plantation, which is abundantly grown in and around gradual slopes, camouflaging the house from plain view.Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographySave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographySpread over an acre of land is the house which has a modern tropical design amalgamated with traditional architecture. The design of the house utilizes the extents of the plot exceedingly well by having a spread out planning.  The Design accommodates the brief of the Family which was to create distinctive guest and family spaces. This clearly leads to the formation of two blocks a guest and familySave this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographyConnected with each other by a semi-private living. The guest block houses a guest living, a prayer room and a guest bedroom arranged in a linear form. The presence of the prayer room prompted the architect to align the block along the traditional direction of pray, thus creating a tilt and breaking the initial parallel axis between the two blocks, hence deriving the name “THE SKEW HOUSE”.Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographyViews of the minimalistic horticulture combining both hard and soft paving around the house from every room is another dimension added to the design. Rooms are well lit and aerated with large open spaces around.  The subtle slope of the traditional styled Mangalore tile roof makes the entrance verandah and inner spaces well proportioned in terms of height.The connecting semi-private living is a cozy space with doorways leading into the landscape on either side. Save this picture!Ground Floor planSave this picture!First Floor planOn entering the family block through the connecting semi-private living, one is welcomed by a large living and dining. The linear arrangement of spaces continues with the placing of the staircase followed by 2 bedrooms on one side and a kitchen and other utility spaces on the opposite end.  The linearity in the arrangement of spaces brings in natural illumination and ventilation.Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographySave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Prashant Bhat Photography Wooden, steel, and exposed concrete, open riser staircase leads upwards to the first floor. An element by itself, the staircase has a steel railing with a traditional wood carving pattern cut into it which is a subtle but impactful addition.  Located on the first floor are 2 bedrooms and a linear pool.Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographyThe south-facing facade of the bedroom and corridor leading to the bedrooms have been adorned by louvered openable shutters to keep out the harsh glare and heat from the south but creating a dramatic play of light all along the corridor and bedroom floor and walls.Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographySave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographyThe use of traditional Mangalore roof tile roof along with an inner lining of plywood helps in insulating the rooms from the harsh summer heat. The material pallet has been kept very minimal with steel, wood and exposed concrete as the primary materials. Few elements such as exposed clay brick walls and natural mosaic marble flooring add value to the quality of spaces.Save this picture!© Prashant Bhat PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessSports Center in Turo de la Peira / Anna Noguera + Javier FernandezSelected ProjectsQianhai NO.3 Primary School / YUANISM ARCHITECTSSelected Projects Share “COPY” ArchDaily Year: center_img 2018 CopyAbout this officeThought ParallelsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsIndiaPublished on August 01, 2019Cite: “The Skew House / Thought Parallels” 01 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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NDCS promotes challenge events using online affiliate programme

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NDCS promotes challenge events using online affiliate programme The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is promoting its fundraising challenge events by using an online affiliate programme, offering to pay website owners a commission for each sign-up generated.NDCS is using the Affiliatefuture network to promote its challenge events. The charity will pay £20 commission per sign-up.Other charities that use the Affiliatefuture network include RSPB (whic offers up to £15 commission per membership), Practical Action, World Land Trust (which offers 10% commission on all donations), and 21st Century Leaders. Advertisement Howard Lake | 31 May 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digitallast_img read more

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BGL Group commits to donate £3m to poverty reduction courses over five years

BGL Group commits to donate £3m to poverty reduction courses over five years Howard Lake | 6 September 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Local communityAt a regional level the BGL Group operates three ‘City Teams’ in its UK locations; Sunderland, Coventry and Peterborough. These committees identify needs within their local community and offer support as appropriate, with a particular interest in schools.IndividualOn an individual basis, BGL provides employees with support and funding towards charities of their choice. Employees can have their own fundraising efforts matched by the Group up to £500. In addition, all BGL employees are entitled to one day per year as paid leave to take part in volunteering.Peter Winslow, Chief Executive Officer of the BGL Group, said: “Over the past three years, employee dedication and commitment to various charity activities has directly contributed towards the Group donating more than £1 million to charity, including more than £210,000 to the NSPCC and £300,000 to Marie Curie Cancer Care.”www.bglgroup.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Insurance specialist The BGL Group, whose brands include comparethemarket.com and Dial Direct, has announced its new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which includes a commitment to donating £3 million to good causes by June 2017. It will focus on organisations that work to reduce poverty.InternationalAt international level, The BGL Group will work with Plan UK and Build It International to establish exclusively funded buildings and projects that help reduce poverty in areas that need support, including Guatemala and Zambia.NationalThe BGL Group’s national charity partner is youth charity The Prince’s Trust. The five year partnership will provide volunteering opportunities for BGL employees to support disadvantaged young people. Advertisement read more

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Terrible fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists recalled on eve of elections

first_img January 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Terrible fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists recalled on eve of elections News RSF_en October 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation May 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of 24 detained Cuban journalists as the population prepared to vote – but not choose, as there is no choice – its representatives in national and provincial assembly elections to be held on 20 January.In a news conference yesterday in Madrid, the press freedom organisation voiced concern about the especially alarming situation of some of the journalists held since the “Black Spring” crackdown of 18 March 2003. One of the victims of that crackdown who is now an exile in Spain, Cuba Press agency found Raúl Rivero, described the current plight of four of these journalists who are seriously ill. The four are Normando Hernández González, the director of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey (CPIC), José Luis García Paneque, the director of Libertad, a small independent news agency, and Adolfo Fernández Sainz and Ivan Hernández Carrillo of Patria, another independent news agency.“The state of health of these four journalists, as indeed the situation of all the dissident journalists jailed in Cuba, justifies at the very least the suspension of their sentences and their release on humanitarian grounds,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the government agreed to this, it would show a minimal respect of human rights, in which there has been no progress since Fidel Castro handed over to his brother in July 2006.”The organisation added: “The 20 January elections should not raise any hopes. Political pluralism is not on the agenda and the only candidates that Cubans will be able to vote for are the already-designated 614 representatives of the Communist Party of Cuba, the only political party that is permitted.”At yesterday’s press conference, Rivero described the mistreatment, solitary confinement punishments and lack of medical care that Cuban detainees have to endure. He said García, who is serving a 24-year sentence in Las Tunas prison, in the east of the country, has suffered a shocking deterioration in his health as a result of his poor intestinal absorption, for which he is getting no appropriate food or medicine.Hernández Carrillo is being denied all contact with his family and staged several hunger strikes last year that have weakened his health. Fernández and Hernández González have serious digestive and respiratory problems but the authorities refuse to cut their sentences. Fernández is serving a 15-year sentence, while Hernández Carrillo and Hernández González are serving 25-year sentences. The Cuban authorities never replied to Costa Rica’s offer to give Hernández González humanitarian asylum.A total of 20 journalists, including Ricardo González Alfonso, the Cuba correspondent of Reporters Without Borders and founder of the dissident magazine De Cuba, have been held without interruption since 2003, serving jail terms ranging from 14 to 27 years that were imposed on the absurd grounds that they were “mercenaries in the pay of the United States.”Since Raúl Castro took over as acting president, three dissident journalists have been sentenced ranging from three to four years in prison for being a “pre-criminal social danger. Oscar Sánchez Madán, a regular correspondent of the Miami-based Cubanet website who has been held since 13 April 2007 in Combinado del Sur prison (in Havana province), went on hunger strike on 9 January.According to the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (which is illegal but tolerated), Cuba’s prisons currently hold a total of 234 prisoners of conscience. October 12, 2018 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News News CubaAmericas Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Cuba’s 24 imprisoned journalists and, in the short-term, for some who are seriously ill, the suspension of their sentences on humanitarian grounds. The human rights situation in Cuba has not improved since Raúl Castro took over as acting president. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go furtherlast_img read more

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Just Opened, Katie’s Bakery Offers Simple, Small Sweets

first_imgHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty “I love the simplicity of a good cake – a cake that can stand on its own,” said Griffith. More Cool Stuff After successfully making small cakes, Griffith set her sights on the ultimate crunchy cookie. She left out the gums and binders that are typically used in gluten free baking and instead created a delicate and crisp oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with simple ingredients. Katie’s also offers a vegan double chocolate chip cookie and slightly spicy oatmeal ginger crisp cookie. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Griffith uses the term “tea cake” loosely – referring not to the Southern dessert but to a cake that goes well with tea. These tiny tea cakes are now the bakery’s signature product and come in different flavors, like coconut, orange and banana. These powder sugar dusted cakes are airy, light and full of flavor. They are made with brown rice flour and are also dairy free. “It all started three years ago with a tea cake,” she said. 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 Eats, The Dining Blog Just Opened, Katie’s Bakery Offers Simple, Small Sweets From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 19, 2016 | 12:32 pm “I want people to think of Katie’s as a bakery first – one that just happens to be gluten free,” said Griffith. “When it comes to gluten free and vegan, people want a really amazing, delicious dessert. But [these restrictions] take away everything that makes a baked good,” said Lynn Griffith, the owner of Katie’s Gluten Free Bakery. Griffith has tackled this dilemma with the creativity and created a line of elegant baked goods in a dedicated gluten free bakery. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Griffith was inspired by the clean aesthetic and homey feeling of bakeries in the south of France and recreated that feeling with her minimalist layout and classy desserts. Katie’s Bakery is a take out bakery without seating but they do offer teas, Jaguar coffee and smoothies like the Almond Butter made with homemade almond milk, almond butter, golden flax seeds, a banana and stevia or agave. She also plans to launch the line of baking mixes later this spring so that everyone can enjoy gluten free goodness. Griffith started experimenting with gluten free cooking when her daughter, Katherine, was diagnosed with multiple food allergies. She later eliminated for the same reason and challenged herself with eggless (vegan) baking. Business Newscenter_img Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Katie’s Bakery refines gluten free baking with an elegant touch. The baked goods are light and minimalist and bite-sized with flavors that shine through. Although they serve chocolate cupcakes and cupcakes with toasted swiss meringue, don’t expect to find sugary baseball sized cupcakes dripping with sprinkles. Griffith prides herself on offering simple baked goods that just happen to be allergen-friendly. The cake’s small size is a bonus – you’ll be able to taste multiple tea cake flavors without going into a sugar coma. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Since the baked goods are preservative free, they have a short, roughly 24 hour shelf life. Griffith explains that all the baked goods are frozen after baking so that they can be served at the peak of freshness. Customers can also pick up frozen desserts and reheat them at home if they’re not planning to eat them right away. Not only does this ensure that each bite has that fresh-from-the-oven taste but it gives customer the flexibility to have their dessert any way they wish. Subscribe “You can dress it up when you’re at home but our focus is small and simple,” she said. Katie’s Bakery is located at 11 West Dayton St. in Old Town Pasadena and open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.katiesglutenfree.com or call (626) 714-7400. “Katie’s Bakery is an expansion of what most people think of as gluten free,” she said. 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 Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Central Vista- Lack Of Public Consultation, No Approval From HCC, Non Speaking Order Granting Environment Clearance: Justice Sanjiv Khanna In His Dissent

first_imgTop StoriesCentral Vista- Lack Of Public Consultation, No Approval From HCC, Non Speaking Order Granting Environment Clearance: Justice Sanjiv Khanna In His Dissent LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Jan 2021 12:37 AMShare This – xJustice Sanjeev Khanna, in his separate opinion in Central Vista Project case, expressed his dissent on the aspects of public participation on interpretation of the statutory provisions, failure to take prior approval of the Heritage Conservation Committee and the order passed by the Expert Appraisal Committee.The judge, however, agreed with the majority on the aspects of Notice inviting…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?LoginJustice Sanjeev Khanna, in his separate opinion in Central Vista Project case, expressed his dissent on the aspects of public participation on interpretation of the statutory provisions, failure to take prior approval of the Heritage Conservation Committee and the order passed by the Expert Appraisal Committee.The judge, however, agreed with the majority on the aspects of Notice inviting Bid, award of consultancy and the order of the Urban Arts Commission, as a standalone and independent order.The judge observed that the core issue in the present case is whether or not the respondents have performed their duty to consult the public, followed the prescribed procedure and the authority competent had acted to modify/amend, in terms of the Development Act and the Development Rules.Public ConsultationOne of the main contentions raised by the petitioners in this case was that, a project of this nature must involve the common public as they are the real stakeholders of national heritage and must be consulted at every stage of the project including prior to drawing outline of the project, releasing consultancy tender, modifying the Master Plan and finalisation of the design and making changes therein.While addressing this argument, the judge referred to Sections 7 to 11-A of the Development Act and observed that the same has detailed procedure for preparation of a Master Plan and the Zonal Development Plan(s) including direction that the Authority shall prepare a draft and make a copy available for inspection to general public and invite objections and suggestions from any person.” Public participation to be fruitful and constructive is not to be a mechanical exercise or formality, it must comply with the least and basic requirements. Thus, mere uploading of the gazette notification giving the present and the proposed land use with plot numbers was not sufficient compliance, but rather an exercise violating the express as well as implied stipulations, that is, necessity and requirement to make adequate and intelligible disclosure. This condition also flows from the common law general duty of procedural fairness. Doctrine of procedural legitimate expectation as explained below would be attracted. Intelligible and adequate disclosure of information in the context of the Development Act and the Development Rules means and refers to the degree to which information should be available to public to enable them to have an informed voice in the deliberative decision making legislative exercise before a final decision is taken on the proposals. In the present matter this lapse and failure was acknowledged and accepted by the BoEH, which had recommended disclosure and furnishing of details. Intelligible and adequate disclosure was critical given the nature of the proposals which would affect the iconic and historical Central Vista. The citizenry clearly had the right to know intelligible details explaining the proposal to participate and express themselves, give suggestions and submit objections. The proposed changes, unlike policy decisions, would be largely irreversible. Physical construction or demolition once done, cannot be undone or corrected for future by repeal, amendment or modification as in case of most policies or even enactments. They have far more permanent consequences. It  was therefore necessary for the respondents to inform and put in public domain the redevelopment plan, layouts, etc. with justification and explanatory memorandum relating to the need and necessity, with studies and reports. Of particular importance is whether by the changes, the access of the common people to the green and other areas in the Central Vista would be curtailed/restricted and the visual and integrity impact, and proposed change in use of the iconic and heritage buildings””The Central Government has not placed on record even a single document or minutes to show that the objections and suggestions were considered by the Central Government”, Justice Khanna noted in the judgment.Given the importance of Central Vista, failure of govt to follow “intelligible and adequate disclosure” cannot be ignored”… given the nature and importance the statutory provisions which emphasise on fair participation of the public in the deliberations, and the importance and significance of Central Vista, we do not think it would be appropriate and correct to ignore failure on the part of the respondents to ascribe to the principle of intelligible and adequate disclosureto fulfil the requirement of public participation.Right to make objections and suggestions in the true sense, would include right to intelligible and adequate information regardingthe proposal.Formative and constructive participation forms the very fulcrum of the legislative scheme prescribed by the Development Act and the Development Rules. Every effort must be made to effectuate and actualise the participatory rights to the maximum extent, rather than read them down as mere irregularit yor dilute them as unnecessary or not mandated”Lack of Approval of Heritage Conservation CommitteeJustice Khanna, in this regard, noted that Technical Committee of the Authority in its meeting held on 5 th December,2019 while examining the proposal had, inter alia, stated that steps would be taken to seek approval of the Heritage Conservation Committee. “However Heritage Conservation Committee was never moved to secure approval/permission. No approval/permission has been taken.”, the judge added. “Central Government could not have notified the modified the land use changes, without following the procedure and without prior approval/permission from the Heritage Conservation Committee. Further, the local body is expressly interdicted from issuing building permits in respect of the listed heritage buildings/precincts. The local body i.e. NDMC should have approached the Heritage Conservation Committee for clarification/confirmation and proceed on their advice.”, While rejecting the contention that the construction of the new Parliament being on a vacant plot adjacent to the existing Parliament building does not require approval/no objection from the Heritage Conservation Committee, Justice Khanna observed:”This contention according to the petitioners is fallacious as it is contrary to the statutory Master Plan of Delhi and the Unified Building Bye-Laws. They rely on the definition assigned to the term ‘heritage building’, which ‘includes such portion of land adjoining such building and part thereof as may be required for fencing or covering or in any manner preserving the historical and/or architectural and/or aesthetic and/or cultural value of such building’. We would observe and hold that the respondents should have moved and asked for clarification from the Heritage Conservation Committee. (The question whether plot no.118 is a part of the Central Vista Precinct at Rajpath classified as Grade I for Annexure II is being examined separately). Further, if the interpretation as put forward by the respondents, including the NDMC, is to be accepted, then as a sequitur it follows that construction or development can take place in a vacant plot adjacent to or adjoining the Grade-I building. This interpretation appears unacceptable as it is contrary to the express stipulations in the Master Plan and the Unified Building Bye-Laws. It would also lead to unintended consequences and would be incompatible with the purpose and objective of these two legislations, a relevant principle when we interpret provisions in case of doubt or ambiguity. This is our tentative view, as it is for the Heritage Conservation Committee to opine on ‘includes such portion of land adjoining such building and part thereof as may be required for fencing or covering or in any manner preserving the historical and/or architectural and/or aesthetic and/or cultural value of such building'”Environmental ClearanceOn the issue of Environmental Clearance granted by Expert Appraisal Committee, the judge observed that there is a lack of discussion, reasons or even the conclusion or finding on the aspect of slicing or inclusion. Justice Khanna observed: “Proceedings before the EAC are not adversarial in nature. EAC acts both as a fair investigator and an independent objective adjudicator when deciding whether or not to grant environmental clearance. There must be application of mind which is reflected when reasons justifying the conclusion are recorded. Mere reproduction of the contesting stands is not sufficient. On the contrary it would reflect mechanical grant without application of mind. Further, it is not for the court/appellate forum to assume what weighed, whether the conclusion relies on material which is relevant, irrelevant or partly relevant, or whether the decision is partly based on surmises and conjectures and partly on evidence”Rejecting the contention that the relevant clause of the EIA Notification of 2006 does not require giving of reasons when environment clearance is granted, the judge said:”The National Green Tribunal in Gau Raxa Hitraxak Manch v. Union of India has rightly observed that the use of the comma at the end of the first part of the sentence, prefixing the words ‘terms and conditions’ and also suffixing the words ‘terms and conditions’ with the words ‘together with reasons for the same’ need to be read in conjunction. In this case it was held, and we respectfully agree, that the apprising body, which includes EAC as well as the Ministry, has to make categorical recommendations to the regulatory authority either for grant of clearance or rejection, together with reasons for the same. Further, the orders passed by the EAC are appealable before the National Green Tribunal. Appellate forum would not be able to decipher and adjudicate unless reasons are set out and stated in the order under challenge. The whole purpose of outsourcing the task to EAC, comprised of experts and specialists, is to have a proper evaluation on the basis of some objective criteria. EAC is a body that has to apply its collective mind and not to record conclusions. It must justify and give basis for its conclusions.”The judge said he would quash the final notification of modification/change of the land use dated 28th March 2020 in respect of the 6 plots in the Central Vista and issue the following directives:The Central Government/Authority would put on public domain on the web, intelligible and adequate information along with drawings, layout plans, with explanatory memorandum etc. within a period of 7 days.Public Advertisement on the website of the Authority and the Central Government along with appropriate publication in the print media would be made within 7 days. Anyone desirous of filing suggestions/objections may do so within 4 weeks from the date of publication. Objections/ suggestions can be sent by email or to the postal address which would be indicated/mentioned in the public notice. The public notice would also notify the date, time and place when public hearing, which would be given by the Heritage Conservation Committee to the persons desirous of appearing before the said Committee. No adjournment or request for postponement would be entertained. However, the Heritage Conservation Committee may if required fix additional date for hearing. Objections/suggestions received by the Authority along with the records of BoEH and other records would be sent to the Heritage Conservation Committee. These objections etc. would also be taken into consideration while deciding the question of approval/permission. Heritage Conservation Committee would decide all contentions in accordance with the Unified Building Bye Laws and the Master Plan of Delhi. Heritage Conservation Committee would be at liberty to also undertaken the public participation exercise if it feels appropriate and necessary in terms of paragraph 1.3 or other paragraphs of the Unified Building Bye Laws for consultation, hearing etc. It would also examine the dispute regarding the boundaries of the Central Vista Precincts at Rajpath. The report of the Heritage Conservation Committee would be then along with the records sent to the Central Government, which would then pass an order in accordance with law and in terms of Section 11A of the Development Act and applicable Development Rules, read with the Unified Building Bye-laws. Heritage Conservation Committee would also simultaneously examine the issue of grant of prior permission/approval in respect of building/permit of new parliament on Plot No. 118. However, its final decision or outcome will be communicated to the local body viz., NDMC, after and only if, the modifications in the master plan were notified. Heritage Conservation Committee would pass a speaking order setting out reasons for the conclusions.While concluding, the judge observed thus:Central Vista and Parliament House is an heritage and belongs to the Nation and the people. Their primary grievance is lack of information and details. They submit that experts and specialists can provide acceptable solutions to conserve and make historical buildings functional, as it has happened elsewhere. The issues raised by the petitioners along with the stand of the respondents have to be taken into consideration by the statutory authorities in terms of and as per the statutory mandate. Ultimately, the issue has to be decided as per law after ascertain details by professional experts. Our interference does not reflect on merits of the stands, but is on account of procedural illegalities and failure to abide the statutory provisions and mandate.Reports about the hearings in the case available here.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]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

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Two black men walked out of a Starbucks in cuffs for ‘trespassing’

first_imgTwitter(PHILADELPHIA) — Two black men were handcuffed and paraded out the door of a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks for allegedly refusing to leave when asked by staffers and police in an incident captured in a video was posted on social media.The video, posted by Melissa DePino, took place at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday inside of a Starbucks on Spruce Street near South 18th Street.DePino’s footage immediately went viral on Twitter, racking up more than 4 million views.In an interview with ABC News, DePino, a 50-year-old writer and mother of two, said a Starbucks barista shouted from behind the counter at the two men to make a purchase or leave.“They were sitting quietly minding their own business, and waiting for their friend to come,” she said.DePino said she was so appalled by the incident, she refuses to go back to Starbucks.“Plenty of other local places to go,” she said.The Starbucks arrest caught on video caused the City of Brotherly Love’s mayor to come out criticizing the incident.Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted: “I’m very concerned by the incident at Starbucks. I know Starbucks is reviewing it and we will be too. @PhillyPolice is conducting an internal investigation.”On Saturday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. posted a detailed account of the incident, in which he defended his officers’ actions.In an almost 7-minute clip, the commissioner said a trespassing and disturbance matter led to Starbucks employees calling 911.He assured the public that he has reviewed the facts and defended the cops, saying they “did absolutely nothing wrong.”“I can tell you candidly these officers did a service they were called to do,” he said.In Delpino’s tweet and attached video, she uses the Starbucks “@Starbucks” handle to put the company on notice that the two men who “hadn’t ordered anything” while waiting for a friend to arrive were arrested “for doing nothing.”The video shows several police officers in bicycle helmets, and what appears to be a uniformed supervisor inside the coffee shop.In the video, both men appear calm and cooperative as they are led outside by the police officers.The first is a 20-something, bearded black man wearing navy sweatpants, white sneakers and an unzipped grey jacket.His friend is then seen getting cuffed behind his back and wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark jeans.“They didn’t do anything, I saw the entire thing,” said one white man, who started to question the arresting officers. “What did they do wrong?”Clearly outraged, DePino wrote the treatment of the two men was racially unjust.“All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing,” she wrote in the tweet.Starbucks responded on Twitter, first saying it was reviewing the incident to see what “led to this unfortunate result” and later posted an apology.“We apologize to the two individuals and our customers for what took place at our Philadelphia store on Thursday,” the tweet states.The company said it was “disappointed this led to an arrest” and that they “take these matters seriously.”The coffee company also stated in the tweet that it will begin to take a look at its policies to determine whether they need to be updated.“We are reviewing our policies and will continue to engage with the community and the police department to try to ensure these types of situations never happen in any of our stores,” the tweet reads.After the arrests, Starbucks decided not to press charges and the Philadelphia District Attorney also declined to pursue a case against the two men, who have since reportedly retained attorneys.Still, in his account, the police commissioner’ said the officers’ actions were justified.He said two Starbucks employees called 911, reporting both a trespass and disturbance inside of the establishment.The employees allegedly told the two men they were not permitted to use the restroom since they weren’t paying customers.“And so they asked the two males to leave and they refused to leave and the police were called,” Ross said in the video posted on the department’s Facebook page.The two men were then allegedly told that the police would be called and allegedly responded, “Go ahead and call the police. We don’t care,” according to Ross’s retelling of the police officers’ account.When the cops arrived at the Starbucks, Ross said, they also asked the men to leave and they again refused and one of them allegedly took a verbal jab at the cops saying, ‘You don’t actually know what you’re doing. You’re only a $45,000 a year employee,” Ross stated in the video.Ross said the men were given several chances to leave, but they kept refusing.“On three different occasions the officers asked the two males politely to leave the location because they were being asked to leave by employees because they were trespassing,” he said. “Instead the males continued to refuse as they had told the employees and they told the officers they were not leaving.”Ross said that the police remained professional and they “followed policy and they did what they are supposed to do.”The officers “got the opposite back,” the commissioner said.He also noted that it was only while the men were being processed that they were alerted that Starbucks “no longer wanted to prosecute.”The commissioner also stated that he was speaking “as an African American” beyond being the top cop and that he was “very aware of implicit bias.”He said that he has made it a priority for his department — both rank and file as well as commanders — to receive racially-sensitive training that includes taking field trips to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.“We do this because we want people, our officers, our recruits to understand the minute they come on board to know about the atrocities that were committed by policing around the world,” Ross said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Three-year-old girl accidentally shoots pregnant mother from backseat of car, police say

first_imgWLS-TV(MERRILLVILLE, Ind.) — A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot her pregnant mother from the backseat of a car Tuesday after the woman’s boyfriend allegedly left the loaded gun there, according to police in northwest Indiana.The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in Merrillville when the boyfriend walked into a store and left the loaded gun in the car between the console and the seat, Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch told ABC News.The gun owner’s pregnant girlfriend, whom police did not name, sat in the driver’s seat in the parking lot with her children, ages 3 and 1, in the backseat, Petruch said.The 3-year-old girl got hold of the 9mm Glock 19 pistol while she was in the back, and the weapon discharged, hitting her mother in the chest, Petruch said. The bullet then went through the windshield, Petruch said, and the woman got out of the car and collapsed.Meanwhile, her 21-year-old boyfriend was in the store, Petruch said. He said the “next thing he knows, somebody comes running in and said, ‘Your wife or girlfriend has just been shot.’”“The first thought was to get the kids out of there,” said Rebecca Todd, an employee at the store, according to ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago. “We grabbed them. We brought them inside, and we just tried comforting them as best we could.”The children — who were OK — were turned over to child protective services, Petruch said. The victim was hospitalized, and her condition was not immediately clear.The boyfriend, Menzo Brazier, was taken to Lake County jail, where he was held on child endangerment charges, Petruch said. Police said they expect to meet with the prosecutor’s office Thursday to determine additional charges. The prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Petruch called the shooting a “careless, dangerous act,” adding that Brazier is “directly responsible for this.”“When you take on a responsibility of gun ownership, you have to be a responsible adult,” he said. “Especially, you don’t leave a loaded gun around when children are present.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Over 1,400 flights canceled on busy travel Monday amid stormy weather

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Over 1,400 flights were canceled on this post-Thanksgiving Monday as a dangerous snowstorm tore through the Midwest before heading to the Northeast as rain.Airlines were forced to cancel over 1,200 flights on Sunday as snow blanketed parts of the Midwest on the busiest travel weekend of the year.Airlines are now overloaded as the cancellations bleed into Monday — and heavy rain is hitting Northeast airports, making matters worse.There have been 1,468 Monday flight cancellations so far, with Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport feeling the brunt of the impact with 1,189 of the day’s cancellations.  “What are you gonna do? It’s the weather,” traveler David Erickson told ABC News as he waited at O’Hare Sunday. “You just gotta deal with what they give you and they can’t really control the weather.”Erickson said the most “frustrating” part is to “wait in line and there’s no clear answer as to what’s next, because the next flight’s cancelled, as well.”“The better option, I guess, would have been to drive, but having to drive in the snow is probably not much fun either,” he said. “I guess we just wait it out and see what we get.”Mick Butterfield, who was trying to fly from Milwaukee to Austin, also found himself stuck in Chicago on Sunday.“The frustrating thing is really because you cannot actually do anything about it,” he told ABC News. “You’re completely helpless.”The Transportation Security Administration said it set a new single-day record on Sunday, screening over 2.7 million travelers.The winter storm brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the Midwest and the Great Lakes and shut down major highways in states like Kansas, where the governor declared a state of disaster emergency on Sunday.The declaration came as a large chunk of Interstate 70 shut down due to poor visibility and road conditions.The weather also shut down parts I-80 in Nebraska as the fast-moving storm created whiteout conditions that made it nearly impossible for drivers to see.Iowa got the most snowfall among Midwestern states with totals of up to 17 inches, while Rockford, Illinois, got almost a foot, making history as the biggest November snowstorm for that area.Kansas City, Missouri, saw 5.8 inches of snow, marking the city’s snowiest November day since 1923.Monday night forecastThe storm has left the Midwest and is now moving into the Northeast as heavy rain. The storm is threatening to bring flash flooding from Philadelphia to New York City and up to Boston, just in time for the evening commute.LaGuardia Airport in New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey were already seeing flight cancellations and delays Monday afternoon.Around 7 p.m., as heavy rain hits New York City and southern New England, snow will be falling in northern New England.Along the coast, from Long Island to Boston, wind gusts may exceed 50 mph.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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