Midweek Madness – NZ U20 coach Scott Robertson’s break dance celebration

first_imgWednesday Jun 24, 2015 Midweek Madness – NZ U20 coach Scott Robertson’s break dance celebration Yes, it might not have been perfectly executed, and he may not be the best street dancer on the planet, but New Zealand Under 20 coach Scott Robertson’s World Championship winning celebrations perhaps gives us an insight into the kind of bond shared within the group.The former All Blacks and Crusaders forward was clearly overjoyed at the victory over England, so couldn’t help himself when a circle formed and he was called upon to bust some moves.While it’s just a former player dancing, it’s great to see that rather than wearing a suit and tie and trying to keep himself above the rest of the squad, his approach is to just be one of the guys. And it clearly works. We have to wonder though, will this catch on, Steve Hansen?View Highlights from the New Zealand vs England U20 World Championship FinalADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Yaletown Loft / Kelly Reynolds

first_imgCopyAbout this officeKelly ReynoldsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsVancouverInteriorsHousesCanadaPublished on November 22, 2010Cite: “Yaletown Loft / Kelly Reynolds” 22 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Photographs “COPY” Loft Projects Area:  929 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Yaletown Loft / Kelly Reynolds “COPY” Canada Photographs:  Chad FalkenbergText description provided by the architects. This is the ultimate bachelor pad for the ultimate bachelor client. It is a designated Heritage class residence (by Vancouver standards) 1921 Warehouse that was converted into condo/lofts in 1996. The owner purchased this loft in late 2006 and in early 2007 woke up one day in opened up a standard drywall facade and discovered 100 year old brick behind it. That started the machine in motion for a couple of months and then demolition as there was no plan.Save this picture!© Chad FalkenbergEnter the year 2009 and the owner decides its time to get the project rolling again. After 2 failed interior decorators, the owner approached Interior designer Kelly Reynolds then of Fruition Design Inc, works with the client and comes up with an overall plan to finish the project and help bring back that original warehouse feel but with some big city polish to it. Save this picture!© Chad FalkenbergThe original plan was a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom standard condo configuration, early 1990`s style with little thought to how people actually live. Save this picture!© Chad FalkenbergWith this plan every wall came down nand the loft was converted into a one bedroom with 2 bathrooms. The warehouse feel was then resurrected with large living spaces original brick exposed and unfinished formed concrete as a feature wall. Save this picture!© Chad FalkenbergLight was now able to penetrate most of the new floor plan through the large 9 ft windows. Even though this home was built with a single guy in mind, a lot of thought was given to providing the owner with healthy living environment. Save this picture!© Chad FalkenbergWhether it´s the Bio fuel fireplace the natural fibers used in all the upholstery or the home being on a timer and controlled by the owners I Phone.Save this picture!© Chad FalkenbergProject gallerySee allShow less3x3x3 Taiwan Tower Competition / Broadway Malyan ArchitectsArticlesAtlantic City Holocaust Memorial / Amos Goldreich Architecture + Nekton StudioArticlesProject locationAddress:Vancouver, BC, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyLoft, Apartment Interiors•Vancouver, Canada Yaletown Loft / Kelly ReynoldsSave this projectSaveYaletown Loft / Kelly Reynolds 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/90794/yaletown-loft-kelly-reynolds Clipboard Architects: Kelly Reynolds Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Chad Falkenberg+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/90794/yaletown-loft-kelly-reynolds Clipboard ArchDailylast_img

Code Computerlove launches viral for Huggies to benefit Operation Smile

first_imgCode Computerlove launches viral for Huggies to benefit Operation Smile  29 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global health and hygiene company, Kimberly-Clark has launched a fun viral for its nappy brand Huggies.The ‘Baby Moviestar’ viral, created by Manchester digital agency Code Computerlove has been designed to extend the brand’s reach and interaction with parents, and to promote a competition to find the face of Huggies Super-Dry.By simply clicking through to www.huggiesclub.com/uk/moviestar consumers can upload a picture of their children so that they can star in a movie. Once parents have viewed the movie, the site encourages them to email it to a friend or enter the competition, which is being run on www.Bounty.com. The competition winner will feature in a Huggies advert and receive a year’s supply of nappies. Huggies will donate 10p for every entry into the competition to Operation Smile, which provides free cleft lip and palate surgery. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Technologylast_img read more

ISIS, Netanyahu, Iran – U.S. imperialist plans unravel

first_imgTwo deeply related issues that are of concern to anti-imperialists have been stirring U.S. capitalist politics.The first is the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu given to a joint session of Congress and his subsequent victory in the Israeli elections.The second is the nuclear talks involving, on one side, the U.S., its imperialist partners plus Russia and China and, on the other, the Iranian government.Along with the nuclear talks, another development that has drawn the attention of anti-imperialists around the world is Iran’s recent intervention, along with the leader of the Iranian Quds forces and Iranian-allied militias, in the struggle inside Iraq against ISIS.The controversy in the ruling class is generated by fear, on the part of the camp of the right wing and conservatives, that the Obama administration has used the nuclear talks to engineer a rapprochement with Tehran. On the other hand, it is obvious that the Obama administration and the active U.S. military high command are desperate to find some points of support to keep their military strategic situation from completely unravelling in the region, from Afghanistan to North Africa.Hypocritical U.S. uproar over NetanyahuThe uproar caused by the rift between the Obama administration and the settler regime in Tel Aviv was inflamed by Netanyahu’s desperate campaign speech pledging never to recognize a Palestinian state. He also tried to start a racist stampede to the polls by warning of Arabs heading “in droves” to vote.The uproar in U.S. ruling circles belongs with one of the famous lines from the movie “Casablanca” where the police captain, while closing down a gambling house, says, “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Even as he utters this ironic line, an employee of the gambling establishment hands the captain his winnings.Despite the fraudulent cry of outrage from the U.S. political establishment, Netanyahu’s racist, chauvinist remarks are hardly a surprise. He is the head of the Likud party, a party whose program clearly states:“a. The Jordan river will be the permanent eastern border of the State of Israel.“b. Jerusalem is the eternal, united capital of the State of Israel and only of Israel. The government will flatly reject Palestinian proposals to divide Jerusalem.“c. The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan River.“d. The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are the realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and constitutes an important asset in the defense of the vital interests of the State of Israel. The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these communities and will prevent their uprooting.” (Informed Comment, Aug. 4)The Zionist ruling class of Israel always aimed to establish complete sovereignty over the West Bank, Gaza and all the land up to Jordan — even before it expelled the Palestinians from their homeland by force and violence, including the use of unspeakable terrorism.The U.S. ruling class has always known this, but has never exposed it. The U.S. has carried on “negotiations” between the Israelis and the Palestinians with full knowledge that the Zionist leadership was pledged never to yield any genuine sovereignty to a Palestinian state.Now Washington is stuck with a “partner” that openly acknowledges the fraudulent nature of any negotiationfor a sovereign Palestinian state involving Israel. Netanyahu has blown their cover.What has been offered to the Palestinians in the past by Tel Aviv and its U.S. brokers has been something resembling an apartheid-like bantustan, crisscrossed by Israeli-only highways, Israeli checkpoints and Israeli domination of the air space and the economy. This has been the version of a “Palestinian state” that they have put on the table — and that has been rejected by the Palestinian leadership.The Zionist leadership would never agree to any genuinely sovereign Palestinian state, for the simple reason that it would become a beacon for the material, political and social support of the entire Palestinian diaspora, for the entire progressive, anti-Zionist Arab population and would eventually challenge the very existence of the Zionist state.Washington’s political rift with the Netanyahu leadership, however, should not be mistaken for any military/strategic divergence. Washington and the Pentagon have reiterated during this entire political crisis that the $3 billion a year in military hardware and strategic coordination of intelligence, spy satellites, etc., will continue without a hitch. Israel is, and always has been, tied by an umbilical cord to U.S. and Western imperialism. It is the only reliable military ally in the oil-rich and geostrategically vital Gulf region. Tel Aviv has proven this time and again.ISIS brings havoc to Washington’s positionNow, in light of the advance of ISIS in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East, and in light of the nuclear talks with Iran, a sharp divergence in political strategic interests has emerged between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu administration.But a deep difference also exists between the Obama administration and significant sections of the U.S. ruling class. The Washington Post, Henry Kissinger, Gen. David Petraeus (retired and disgraced) and many other pundits are baiting the Obama administration for supposedly catering to Iran. They point to the fact that the Iranian Republican Guard commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Saleimani, is helping direct the struggle in Iraq to oust ISIS from Tikrit.John McCain, Lindsey Graham and other militarists are denouncing this as collaboration between Washington and Tehran. They say that it is part of an Obama administration ploy to improve Iran’s position in Iraq in order to facilitate the nuclear negotiations, and that it could be a prelude to a realignment in the region.From the vantage point of the anti-imperialist movement in the U.S., it is not possible to grasp the diplomatic and political implications of the Iranian military intervention in Iraq. Only time and events will reveal its full significance. But for now there is an alternative interpretation of events.First of all, ISIS is a mortal enemy of the Shiite religion and of Iran. Second, Iranian forces are operating in alliance with Baghdad in order to diminish U.S. imperialist influence and to strengthen Iranian influence in the country. And third, Iran is operating as an independent country, and its forces are taking advantage of the desperately weak position of the U.S. military on the ground in Iraq. (Of course, it would be highly detrimental if the Iranian forces lent themselves to anti-Sunni reprisals of any sort and did not reach out to the Sunnis in the struggle against ISIS.)No one knows at this point what the results of the nuclear negotiations will be. But it is clear that, so far, both sides have made compromises. The Obama administration is being attacked, not just for compromises in the military sphere, but for not insisting that Iran stop its support for its allies in the resistance front — Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas. This is labelled as not requiring an end to “support for terrorism.”The administration is also being criticized for not guaranteeing the rights of the reactionary, pro-Western, bourgeois moderates inside Iran, as it did during the so-called Green uprising of 2011. This is labelled as lack of support for “human rights.”The right wing has no answer for the crisis on the ground. Even the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, said that the Iranian intervention could be “a good thing” if it does not lead to sectarian strife. Dempsey, of course, cannot afford the luxury of attacking Iranian intervention when this intervention may be what stands between victory and defeat for forces backed by the U.S. and Baghdad. McCain and Graham can criticize from the sidelines, but they are not in command, nor have they said what should be done at the moment on the battlefield.The Obama administration is between a rock and a hard place. It has pledged to destroy ISIS. But it knows the U.S. cannot send in massive U.S. troops, while the other Arab governments are sitting on their hands.Washington’s crisis goes beyond IraqThe crisis of Washington goes beyond Iraq. The head of the CIA, John Brennan, in a foreign policy briefing recently cautioned against an early overthrow of the Assad government in Syria because if Assad were to fall, “ISIS would march to Damascus.” (Mideast Eye, March 14)Of course, the Pentagon plunged into Syria with its proxy forces, but they were defeated by Syrian military forces. Now ISIS has taken large parts of Syria. This is not to mention that Washington and the West, after bombing and destroying much of the region, have lost control in Libya, Yemen, parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and are generally on the defensive.U.S. imperialism and its allies have created a widespread social foundation for the growth of ISIS and related organizations. This was as much as admitted by none other than Obama himself.In an interview with Vice News, Obama said: “Two things: One is, ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al Qaida in Iraq that grew out of our invasion. … Which is an example of unintended consequences.” (RT, March 17)Of course, Obama was telling the truth in order to blame George Bush. He neglected to mention that 12 Muslim countries have been bombed by the U.S. in the last two decades, including the ruthless drone campaign conducted by his own administration.The bombings plus the hopelessness, poverty and complete bankruptcy of all the bourgeois and feudal regimes in the region, in addition to endless imperialist aggression, have created a worldwide basis for ISIS, which is growing in scope.In this context, the struggle over the nuclear negotiations is more than a struggle over centrifuges and inspections, although those core issues are vital. The broader issue is that Washington would like to pull Iran further toward the imperialist West, while the right wing thinks it cannot be done.Hopefully, the maneuvers of the Obama administration as well as the war plans of the right wing will be frustrated. The best outcome would be if Iran could fully retain its anti-imperialist independence and still get out from under the onerous sanctions imposed by Washington and its imperialist allies, while retaining its peaceful nuclear program.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘BIG MAMA’ THORNTON and reparations

first_imgYou have probably heard of Elvis Presley and perhaps even heard him sing, “I ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog.” This was ”the signature song” that propelled him to fame and estimated lifetime earnings of $4.3 billion.Thornton singing in New York City, 1971.Photo: Jan van RaayIt is less likely you have heard of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton. She first recorded “Hound Dog” in 1952 and received $500 in payment, her only earnings from the song.The discrepancy between their fates has been described as “perhaps the most notorious example of the inequity that often existed when a black original was covered by a white artist,” says the Encyclopedia of Alabama. But the difference between Thornton and Presley is more than “inequity.”This is injustice — pointing to the need for reparations to African-American people for the theft of Black music. An article titled “For Old Rhythm-and-Blues, Respect and Reparations,” published in the New York Times on March 1, 1997, describes the theft so shameful and pervasive that the Rhythm & Blues Foundation has been forced out of music corporations like Atlantic Records and Time-Warner.The foundation money — far less than “reparations” — assists older African- American R&B artists who received few or no royalties from corporations and are now unable to pay medical bills and rent.This meager money came years too late for Willie Mae Thornton. Her song, “Ball ‘n’ Chain,” made famous by Janis Joplin, was named by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.” But in 1984, the year Thornton was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, she died in poverty in Los Angeles.Thornton was born in 1926 in tiny Ariton, Ala., on land seized from the Creek Nation for the slaveocracy’s large and small cotton plantations. Thornton was a descendant of Native peoples and enslaved Africans who labored under brutal conditions for no wages at all — and then were returned to virtual slavery as sharecroppers by racist, post-Civil War Jim Crow laws.Thornton began to sing at an early age in the church where her father was the preacher. When her mother died, Thornton quit school and worked as a cleaner at a local tavern or “juke joint.” At the age of 14, she left home for good to sing on the road. She had a big voice, a big personality and was dubbed “Big Mama” by an Apollo Theatre emcee in New York after appearing there.Many songs Thornton wrote, like “Willie Mae’s Blues,” have a strong woman’s perspective. (glbtqarchive.com) Some accounts say during her early years in the South, Thornton gave birth to a son who was taken away from her by the state.Despite her gendered nickname, Thornton was thoroughly gender-transgressive. Once her career was more established, she usually performed wearing “men’s clothes” — workshirts, slacks and straw fedoras. Rumors flew that she was a lesbian, but her best friend said without judgment he’d “never got a handle” on her sexuality, having seen her with neither men nor women. (George Lipsitz, “Midnight at the Barrel House: The Johnny Otis Story,” University of Minnesota Press, 2013)Nowadays Thornton might be considered trans* — but there is no way to know how she defined herself or what pronoun she might choose now. (Trans* is currently used with an asterisk to indicate the spectrum of all the different sexes and genders of people who do not conform to the either/or of male/female or masculine/feminine.) The pronoun “she” is used here as that was the pronoun Thornton used publicly during her life.‘My singing comes frommy experience’Only 26 when she recorded “Hound Dog,” Thornton said this of her music: “My singing comes from my experience. I never went to school for music or nothin’. I taught myself to sing and to blow harmonica and even to play drums by watchin’ other people!” (tinyurl.com/jjop3rw)The music Thornton made came out of the collective work and experience of African-American people. In “Father of the Blues: An Autobiography,” W.C. Handy described the music he and other Black workers made with their tools at a Florence, Ala., foundry in the 1890s. They pulled and beat shovels against different metal parts while waiting for the furnace to process ore. (Da Capo Press, 1969)Handy wrote: “With a dozen men participating, the effect was sometimes remarkable. … It was better to us than the music of a martial drum corps, and our rhythms were far more complicated. … The [African-American worker-musicians] accompany themselves on anything from which they can extract a musical sound or rhythmical effect. … In this way, and from these materials, they set the mood for what we now call blues.“Big business has stolen — and continues to steal — huge profits from music made by Thornton and other Black performers. Those huge profits are just one example of the wages that have been stolen from African-American people in the U.S. over the centuries.Every worker knows that unpaid labor is theft — and thus demands reparations.The issue of reparations has been raised in the current U.S. presidential campaign. “Socialist” candidate Bernie Sanders said he thought reparations would be “divisive.” He recommended actions that apply to the general population, such as rebuilding cities, decent-paying jobs and free tuition for higher education.But there was nothing more “divisive” to working-class unity than legal enslavement by the ruling class and later peonage of people of African descent — while using minimal economic bribes to get white workers to turn their backs. This divisive system of racism continues to the present day; this is especially apparent in the disproportionate number of African-American people incarcerated in the for-profit prison system.Working-class solidarity in the U.S. requires that white workers show unity with African Americans in demanding reparations. That would be a step forward in exposing the crimes of capitalism. A demand for reparations reaches deep into U.S. history and shows that the foundation of the current economic system — the banks, railroads, agribusiness and cultural products — has been built on the sweat, blood, knowledge and songs of oppressed peoples.Hear Thornton sing at tinyurl.com/hkk9ud8.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NGT To Examine Whether Use Of Firecrackers Be Prohibited In Delhi-NCR From Nov 7-30 [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesNGT To Examine Whether Use Of Firecrackers Be Prohibited In Delhi-NCR From Nov 7-30 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Nov 2020 12:59 AMShare This – xThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided to examine whether the use of firecrackers may be prohibited in the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 7 till November 30, 2020, in the interest of public health and environment. The Bench of Chairperson AK Goel, Judicial Member SK Singh and Expert Members SS Garbyal and Nagin Nanda has issued notices on an application filed by…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 National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided to examine whether the use of firecrackers may be prohibited in the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 7 till November 30, 2020, in the interest of public health and environment. The Bench of Chairperson AK Goel, Judicial Member SK Singh and Expert Members SS Garbyal and Nagin Nanda has issued notices on an application filed by Indian Social Responsibility Network, seeking remedial action against pollution by use of fire crackers in NCR during the time air quality is unsatisfactory with potential of severity of Covid-19 pandemic. The application refers to the statement of the Union Health Minister and the Health Minister of Delhi that during festive season there will be rise of Covid cases due to air pollution. It was submitted, “Increased pollution may further affect the vulnerable groups and increase the fatality rate. Covid cases in Delhi may go up to 15,000 per day, as against the current cases of about 5,000 per day. Use of green crackers will not remedy the situation. The smoke will choke and may create gas chamber like situation. It will lead to poor visibility, hazy conditions and asphyxia.” In view thereof, the Tribunal has issued notices to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF); Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB); Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Police Commissioner, Delhi; and the Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. “Fire crackers emit poisonous gases like SO2, NOX, CO as well as the metal besides creating noise. In the given climatic conditions, this may result in respiratory/pulmonary diseases, diabetic, hypertension and other diseases. There are also expert views on clear nexus of air pollution with Covid-19.5 With increased air pollution, virus can cause more damage,” the Tribunal observed. It also referred to the Supreme Court’s orders in Arjun Gopal v. Union of India, whereby the Top Court had examined the issue of fire crackers in light of right to clean environment. The Tribunal noted that the Top Court had acknowledged the adverse effects of bursting of crackers on health, and had iterated, “since under the law, the health of the people has to take precedence over any commercial or other interests, graded regulation of fire crackers was necessary which would eventually result in prohibition.” There are also directions of the Supreme Court with regard to the noise level of the crackers vide judgment In Re: Noise Pollution- implementation of the Laws for Restricting Use of Loudspeakers and High Volume Producing Sound Systems, (2005) 5 SCC 733. The Tribunal will examine the issue on Thursday, November 5, with the assistance of Senior Advocate Raj Panjwani and Advocate Shibani Ghosh. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Man in 20s arrested in Derry to be charged with number of drug offences

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Man in 20s arrested in Derry to be charged with number of drug offences Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleGovernment would support papal visit to Northern Ireland – TaoiseachNext articleLisfannon Blue Flag must be regained – Donaghey News Highland Facebook A man in his 20s has been arrested and will be charged with a number of offences in relation to the possession, sale and supply of controlled drugs in Derry.Foyleside and the Moor Neighbourhood Policing Team in conjunction with Derry City and Strabane District Support Team undertook a warrant search of a residential property in the Brandywell area of Derry last night.Specialist officers in protective equipment also attended to ensure the safety of the local community.A substantial amount of controlled drugs were recovered, along with items linked to the supply of drugs.Police in Derry say they take the possession and supply of controlled drugs very seriously and need the continued support of the community in helping identify where drugs are being stored and sold. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – April 18, 2018 last_img read more

Brothers sentenced over firearm attack on estate agency

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Brothers sentenced over firearm attack on estate agency previous nextAgencies & PeopleBrothers sentenced over firearm attack on estate agencyJoshua and Brandon Maas both discharged a ‘lethal’ weapon at the branch of Gateshead agency Carousel, and also later damaged one of its cars.Nigel Lewis10th August 20202 Comments1,030 Views Two brothers who discharged an air pistol at an estate agency window and damaged one of the company’s cars after being told they were to be evicted from their rented home have been jailed after causing damage estimated at £5,000.Joshua Maas, 24 and his brother Brandon 19, had been renting a home in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear but after two months at the property had not paid any rent after problems accessing benefits.The property’s managing estate agency, Carousel, then instigated eviction proceedings against the pair and served paperwork at the address informing them of this.That evening the Maas brothers drove to the central Gateshead estate agency branch of Carousel (pictured) and fired pellets at its window, punching seven holes in the glass. Fortunately, no staff were in the office at the time but two ‘terrified’ nearby pedestrians witnessed the attack, which included loud bangs as the firearm discharged.After driving off, the pair then spotted one of Carousel’s leased and branded company cars which was parked on a street two miles away, stopping to fire pellets at the vehicle, shattering two sides windows, a rear window and puncturing the body work.FirearmWhen their car was searched five days later, police found what was classed to be a ‘lethal barrelled firearm’.At court the pair admitted affray and criminal damage and Joshua was jailed for 12 months and Brandon to nine months suspended for 18 months.The judge said their sentences took into account the brothers’ troubled upbringing and the fact that Joshua suffered from ADHD but also reflected their ‘foolish’ and ‘very immature’ actions, as well as the terror that the estate agent’s staff felt in the day’s afterwards before their arrest, local media report.carousel gatehead August 10, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 10th August 2020 at 12:10 pmCan’t afford to pay Rent, but CAN afford an Air weapon and Ammunition – PRIORITIES ?Log in to ReplyPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 10th August 2020 at 12:07 pmAmazing the Crime you can get away with by pleading ‘ Thick and uneducated ‘Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

First Night Review: Duchess of Malfi

first_imgThe first half is excellent. Scene changes are fast and maintain dramatic momentum. Titas Halder’s direction displays a keen sense for blocking that never leaves the large stage of the Playhouse feeling too empty and the musical effects are well chosen. Mention must also be made of the Duchess herself. Sian Robins-Grace is stunning. She produces an emotional range unmatched by anyone else on stage. And her carriage commands our attention even when Webster has nothing for her to say. Owen Findlay also bears note as the strongest male actor in the cast for his charming and yet complex Bosola. The Dutchess of Malfi is truly a study in disintegration. By the play’s end we have witnessed no less than seven gruesome murders through means as fantastical as a poisoned Bible, and the play’s central sibling trio (the Duchess and her two brothers) are finished off in an odd mix of madness, maniacal scheming, and revenge. It is this tremendous sense of decay that seems best to encapsulate the present production. It starts strong and ends farcically. In short, the play was perhaps forty-five minutes too long. Some more insightful cuts and a more polished second half would not so disappointingly have detracted from the production’s many commendable attributes. However, these two performances hid faults that began to increasingly detract from the production as it proceeded. Brian McMahon’s Ferdinand is abysmal. Always agitated, he blunders through many of the most sensuous lines in the play and does little to convey the romantic interest in his twin sister (the Duchess) that fuels his jealous and yet self-destructive rage against her. Unfortunately, his final lunacy was hardly shocking, since the only contrast in his delivery throughout the play was one of volume rather than tone, cadence, or manner. By Jay Alexander Hilton Butler This deficiency was not particularly noticeable in the first half because the play worked so well as a whole. However, such faults became increasingly apparent after the intermission with the breakdown of its other positive elements. Scene changes were slower, music was not used as skilfully, and the play dragged. It seemed almost as though there had not been as much time devoted to rehearsing the latter half since many of the interactions between characters were unnecessarily awkward. The dramatic climax was certainly the execution of the Duchess (a tremendously gripping scene) and yet the play carried on for quite some time afterward with little character development apart from Ferdinand’s transformation into a werewolf. This is largely, of course, a fault of the play as Webster’s crude love of needless gore is aired fully. Yet, a bolder director might well have simply ended the play immediately after the Duchess’ death or played the final scenes with more subtlety. Instead, what followed was something of a comic circus with bodies splayed across the stage. After Bosola stabbed the scheming Cardinal, for instance, the latter fell awkwardly at the top of a staircase and was forced thereafter to prop himself up (so as not to fall down the stairs entirely) while chiming in occasional lines.last_img read more