first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/431000/schreber-amunt-architekten-martenson-und-nagel-theissen Clipboard 2011 Schreber / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen Projects “COPY” CopySave this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoText description provided by the architects. This small 1920s estate house with a large garden – acquired by the clients in the winter of 2010 – is located on the northern periphery of the city of Aachen. A two-storey, fifty sqm extension was added to the seventy sqm house to cater to the spatial needs of the new owner family with three children. The original building is a simple brick structure with a clinker façade. One of the main questions during the design phase was, “how to extend?” The intention was that the extension and the partially new roof convert the existing simple building structure into a generous, open, compact residential home, which carried forward the simplicity of the existing materials using contemporary means. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe main house and the garden flow into one another on the ground floor of the extension. A main living space has been created here as a sort of garden room, which atmospherically mediates between inside and outside as a result of the materials used: an open concrete skeleton has been extensively glazed to provide an unimpeded view of the garden and the surroundings. The east-facing red clinker outer wall of the main house has been cleaned up; as an interior wall, it now dominates the spatial character of the “garden room”. The rawness of the clinker contrasts with a fine, white-leached wooden floor. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinExtending the house towards the garden, opening up the staircase to the upper floor and the new wall panelling of the stairs with integrated balustrade, have transformed the role of the old wooden staircase. With its oxblood red colour it has now become the most succinct element of the entrée, which, as a central space, generously connects old and new building, ground and top floor with one another. The existing red and white tiled entrance floor now lies like a carpet in the middle of the house. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinFollowing the stairs and the skylight to the top floor, you reach the private living area. Four bedrooms, each with its own character, accommodate two adults and three children. A light shaft provides natural light to a new, centrally located bathroom. Clever overlapping means that the ceiling of the bathroom acts as a sleeping loft for the neighbouring children’s bedroom, in the original building. Two rooms have been created for the boys in the extension. A ladder leads from the hall of the top floor into the attic, which provides room for visitors, retreat or storage. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe dark red clinker façade of the original building interlocks with the red-brown unplastered pumice and light-weight concrete bricks of the extension; it interprets the existing material in a contemporary manner and combines with the original in colour to form a new compact building volume. 1+1=1. This architecture strives towards specialness rather than streamlined densification; it breaks conventional perception spaces and patterns to take forward the raw, brash charm of this former workers’ housing estate. Its appearance clearly stands in contrast to the mainstream too smooth and too perfect. Cramped spaces have been transformed into the expanse and lightness of a sense of contemporary dwelling. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessRaval Hideout / Eva CotmanSelected ProjectsHow Much Will It Cost to Start My Own Architecture Firm?Articles Share Architects: Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen Area Area of this architecture project Area:  168 m² Area:  168 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses Year: center_img 2011 Schreber / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenSave this projectSaveSchreber / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenSave this picture!© Filip DujardinHouses, Renovation•Aachen, Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/431000/schreber-amunt-architekten-martenson-und-nagel-theissen Clipboard “COPY” Germany Year:  photographs:  Filip DujardinPhotographs:  Filip Dujardin + 25 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAmunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAachenHousesRefurbishmentGermanyPublished on October 01, 2013Cite: “Schreber / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen” 01 Oct 2013. 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first_imgVillwock praised the committee for taking action to simplify conservation programs and for eliminating inefficiencies in nutrition and food assistance  programs. The Knox County farmer told HAT that he hopes the fast track action by the Senate will spur the House Ag Committee to move ahead on their version of the 2012 farm  Bill. He speculated that the House may wait for full Senate action before advancing a bill in the House Ag Committee. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed Villwock Encouraged by Progress on Farm Bill [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/04/farmbillreact.mp3|titles=Villwock Encouraged by Progress on Farm Bill] By Gary Truitt – Apr 29, 2012 Don VillwockLast week, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill.  The proposal cuts $23 billion from farm program spending, eliminates direct payments to farmers, and makes sweeping changes in a number of conservation and commodity programs. Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock said he was pleased to see the Senate Ag Committee take action on the Farm Bill, but was not pleased with the shallow loss approach adopted as part of the government safety net.  Villwock favors the deep loss approach which is designed to provide assistance to producers when they have a catastrophic loss, due to market or weather events, “In general, farmers can handle a 10% or 15% loss, but it is when they suffer something like a 50% loss that the government should be there to step in and help.” The measure eliminates direct payments to farmers, but also left out consideration to several key crops, including popcorn, “Indiana is a major popcorn producing state, and popcorn has been included in previous Farm Bill but has been left out of the Senate plan.” Villwock said many Indiana farmers rotate corn and popcorn; and, under the current Senate Bill, when they plant popcorn it would not be included in their corn base history. Villwock Encouraged by Progress on Farm Bill Facebook Twitter SHARE Listen to the complete interview with Don Villwock on the HAT Farm Bureau news page. Previous articleIndiana Congressman Pleased with Farm Labor AnnouncementNext articleY’all Don’t Mess With Us Farm Folk Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation Follow the news on Egypt “This latest of many postponements just increases the tension surrounding the Al-Jazeera trial and prolongs the agony for the station’s three journalists,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and Maghreb desk.“It also defies the entire world, which is awaiting the outcome of the trial with such interest. We reiterate our appeal to the Egyptian authorities to drop all the charges against Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste, who are not guilty of any crime.”According to the Egyptian media, the long-awaited verdict hearing scheduled for 30 July was cancelled on the grounds of Judge Hassan Farid’s poor health without the lawyers or journalists being notified in advance.The expectation ahead of today’s hearing was even greater but, as soon as it began, a new judge announced that it was being postponed yet again. According to an Agence France-Presse journalist who was there, it was postponed because some of the co-defendants could not be brought to the court.US secretary of state John Kerry’s visit to Cairo today and French President Francois Hollande’s visit on 6 August for the inauguration of the new Suez Canal had fuelled hopes that verdicts would finally be announced today and that the journalists would be released.Egypt’s judicial system and government would thereby have signalled a readiness to respect media freedom. Instead, the delay shows that the trial of Al-Jazeera’s journalists is not a priority for the regime and that any pressure being applied by the international community is having no effect.Fahmy, Mohamed and Greste (who is being tried in absentia because he was deported to Australia on 1 February under a presidential decree) will now have to wait another four weeks in order to learn their fate. If not acquitted, they are facing up to ten years in prison. If convicted, they will be able to appeal.With at least 15 journalists currently detained in connection with their work, Egypt is the world’s fourth biggest prison for media personnel (after China, Eritrea and Iran). It is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution August 2, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dismay over latest postponement in Al-Jazeera trial News Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest postponement in the Al-Jazeera retrial, the tenth since it began in February. The announcement of the verdict, originally scheduled for 30 July, was postponed today for the second time in four days, this time until 29 August, thereby prolonging the uncertainty for the Qatari TV station’s journalists. January 22, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff RSF_en News to go further Newslast_img read more

first_img Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Uncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 | 9:37 pm Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Uncategorized Planet Fitness Flexes to Fight Bullying and Encourages Everyone to Spread Kindness Join Planet Fitness from Nov. 9 through Nov. 16 for only $10 down, and 100% of enrollment fees nationwide will be donated to the brand’s Judgement Free Generation™ Partners – Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 14, 2016 | 12:19 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Mario Lopez, EXTRA host, a Boys & Girls Club alumnus and STOMP Out Bullying Global Ambassador, helps Planet Fitness bring its judgement free philosophy into a deserving community, by unveiling a brand new “Mini Judgement Free Zone” gym within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena as part of the brand’s Judgement Free Generation initiative aimed at spreading kindness and ending bullying on November 7, 2016 in Pasadena. Since the introduction of The Judgement Free Generation, anti-bullying tools and resources created by STOMP Out Bullying have been made available to the more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, and trainings have been held for Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff to create positive, judgement free environments that will help kids thrive. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Planet Fitness)Planet Fitness unveils a brand new mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena on November 7, 2016 in Pasadena. The new mini Judgement Free Zone in the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is the second of its kind in the country. Featuring the same motivational and inspirational messages on the walls and the brand’s signature purple and yellow colors and branded equipment, the fitness room mirrors Planet Fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Local California Planet Fitness franchisees supported the renovation by donating equipment, and the Company’s staff helped transform the room from a storage closet to a bright workout space. This is part of Planet Fitness’ and its franchisees’ plan to provide safe and welcoming workout environments to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Planet Fitness)As a company committed to eliminating judgement and intimidation while promoting kindness and acceptance, Planet Fitness is launching a special promotion to continue its fight against bullying – the #1 concern for parents today*.From November 9 through November 16, Planet Fitness is inviting everyone to join for only a $10 enrollment fee for both the $10 and $19.99 monthly memberships, and the company and its franchisees will donate 100% of the enrollment fees to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ to benefit its philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation™. Each $10 donation will support The Judgement Free Generation’s mission of combatting the judgement and bullying faced by teens through funding programming, training and resources.Planet Fitness has been a proud champion of encouraging people to be “judgement free,” inviting members to come work out as they are, without fear of being criticized or judged. With more than 1,200 locations nationwide, each location’s walls provide inspirational messages of encouragement such as “You Belong” and “No Critics.”Planet Fitness launched The Judgement Free Generation™ in March 2016 with an initial $1.3M commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™ to fund pro-kindness and anti-bullying programs nationwide. Since the program’s introduction, anti-bullying tools and resources created by STOMP Out Bullying™ have been made available to the more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, and trainings have been held for Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff to create positive, judgement free environments that will help kids thrive.According to Chris Rondeau, Planet Fitness’ Chief Executive Officer, “Making people feel accepted and respected is something we have always proudly stood behind. With 1 in 4 kids reporting being bullied today** we are truly approaching an epidemic, which is why we have joined this movement to take a stand against bullying and focus on promoting kindness and inclusion. Through the collective work with our two non-profit partners Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying™, we have the opportunity to positively impact so many of our nation’s kids and teens, and this eight-day national sale is just one of the many ways we’re going to continue our support for this cause.”Additionally, to bring its judgement free philosophy into another deserving community, Planet Fitness along with EXTRA host Mario Lopez will unveil a brand new mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, CA. Mario Lopez, who is a Boys & Girls Club alumnus and STOMP Out Bullying™ Global Ambassador, helped Planet Fitness finish the renovation and reveal the new fitness facility to the Boys & Girls Club kids and teens.The new mini Judgement Free Zone® in the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena is the second of its kind in the country. Featuring the same motivational and inspirational messages on the walls and the brand’s signature purple and yellow colors and branded equipment, the fitness room mirrors Planet Fitness clubs throughout the U.S. Local California Planet Fitness franchisees supported the renovation by donating equipment, and the Company’s staff helped transform the room from a storage closet to a bright workout space. The first mini fitness facility was built in the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH in September, and is part of Planet Fitness’ and its franchisees’ plan to provide safe and welcoming workout environments to local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country.“Our young people face many barriers to leading a life of positive health and wellness, including social challenges like bullying,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Our partnership with Planet Fitness, and the creation of Judgement Free Zones in select Clubs around the country provide critical resources, putting our kids and teens on the path to a great future.”Ross Ellis, founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying™ said, “We are deeply grateful to Planet Fitness for their generosity and for their commitment to sharing our vision of kindness, empathy and no judgment. It is my hope that other companies will follow suit, thereby creating a world of kindness for all youths.”To watch Mario Lopez unveil the new mini Judgement Free Zone at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, tune in to EXTRA on Thursday, November 10. Check local listings.About Planet FitnessFounded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of September 30, 2016, Planet Fitness had more than 8.6 million members and more than 1,200 stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Dominican Republic. The Company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women. http://www.planetfitness.com/gyms/pasadena-md-1132About Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaFor more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.About STOMP Out Bullying™STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in the country. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. Learn more at www.STOMPOutBullying.org, Facebook and Twitter. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter LimerickNewsShannon Group Welcomes €6.1 m Government Grant for Shannon Airport CapEx ProjectBy Meghann Scully – June 26, 2020 193 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook SHANNON Group has welcomed the announcement of a one-off €6.1 million Government grant to complete the necessary Hold Baggage Screening capital project at Shannon Airport.Welcoming the announcement, a spokesperson for Shannon Group said: “The €12 million Hold Baggage Screening project at Shannon Airport was halted halfway through construction due to funding constraints as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the €6.1 million Government grant to ensure its completion is very welcome.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, the spokesperson added: “The project completion is necessary to meet regulatory standards and to ensure business continuity for our outbound baggage systems, it will not generate any commercial return for the airport.” Printcenter_img Advertisement Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Previous articleGardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal road accident on Hyde Road, LimerickNext articleTop Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannonShannon airport Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordability Arpita Chakravorty Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Samer Kuraishi Zillow 2021-04-14 Eric C. Peck The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Housing Supply to Rise in Second Half of 2021 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: To What Extent Have Homeowners Prepared for Disaster? Next: Cash-Strapped Consumers Putting Mortgages First Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 14, 2021 1,624 Views center_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations (ZHPE) survey for Q1 2021 has found that the need for homes with larger work spaces will be in demand, as telework has fueled the need for work at home accommodations.A majority (95%) of economists and real estate experts polled by Zillow for the ZHPE survey say an increased preference to work remotely at least part-time will be a permanent shift. Of employed individuals who work remotely at least one day a week, 23% said they were more likely to consider moving because of the pandemic, as only 13% of employed people who always work at their employer’s location said the same.Zillow economists expect 17.2% more home sales this year than in 2020.“As the pandemic subsides and the economy begins to recover, lowered health risks and renewed homeowner financial confidence should bring more sellers to the market,” said Zillow Economist Arpita Chakravorty. “That increased inventory would ease buyer competition that has driven prices higher during the pandemic, but expect a steady pace of home value growth to persist into the near future. Mortgage rates have risen some but are still low by historical standards, adding to people’s purchasing power and helping to keep competition for homes revved up.”Pandemic-related job loss has contributed to a number of the nation’s renters being forced to sit on the sidelines in a buyer’s market. Federal actions extending eviction and foreclosure moratoria have been extended several times, as estimated 2.3 million Americans are currently in forbearance plans according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Zillow panelists believe a large majority (85%) of cash-strapped renters will either find ways to remain in their current home or will avoid eviction by moving to a less-expensive home. Still, panelists said they expect some 15% of currently distressed renters will ultimately be evicted, representing millions of households.In terms of the ideal home that shoppers seek, the survey found that Americans prefer a 2,000-square-foot home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms—the same as when surveyed a year ago.And while the ideal home has not changed, the number of homes has dried up as the demand has far exceeded the supply nationwide. A majority of ZHPE panelists (53%) expect home inventory to grow again this year, likely during the second half of 2021. An increase in existing-homes being listed for sale is expected to be the biggest factor in the reversal, with 38% of panelists saying this will factor as a catalyst for this growth in inventory.”As the economy continues to recover, more potential sellers will enter the market as they gain confidence in their employment,” said Samer Kuraishi, President and Founder at The ONE Street Company in Washington, D.C. “It’s been tough on homeowners who want to sell but might have lost their job, or cannot work remotely. Increased employment stability will only raise confidence and push people off the sidelines. While we have optimism about April and the summer, our work with clients will remain the same: arm, educate, and empower them to learn the market and understand the road ahead.”Strong competition for the short supply available forced prices upward last year, as the typical U.S. home appreciated by more than $20,000 in 2020. Even with an expectation for more inventory to help meet buyer demand, ZHPE panelists on average expect home prices to grow 6.2% in 2021—a full two percentage points higher than when they were surveyed in Q4 2020—as several panelists call for double-digit price growth this year.“In the wake of last year’s heady home equity gains, these new projections indicate that the aggregate value of homes across the country will increase by another $2 trillion in 2021,” said Terry Loebs, founder of Pulsenomics. “This is great news for existing homeowners, but even with a robust economic rebound in the coming months affordability will likely remain a challenge for many aspirational renters looking to move into homeownership this year.”Click here to read more about the Q1 2021 Zillow Home Price Expectations (ZHPE) survey. Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Home / Daily Dose / Housing Supply to Rise in Second Half of 2021 Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Arpita Chakravorty Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Samer Kuraishi Zillow About Author: Eric C. Peck in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Newslast_img read more

first_imgColumnsMid-Day Meal Or Myth? Areeb Uddin Ahmed27 Dec 2020 11:56 PMShare This – xThe concept of mid-day meal was first brought forward by the state of Tamil Nadu, which, at present is doing their best to regulate the mechanism accordingly. Despite of having a National Legislation on Food Security and rules of Mid-day meal, most of the States have failed to provide the children with even minimum distribution of food. Ironically, Section 2(c) defines the term ‘food’…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 concept of mid-day meal was first brought forward by the state of Tamil Nadu, which, at present is doing their best to regulate the mechanism accordingly. Despite of having a National Legislation on Food Security and rules of Mid-day meal, most of the States have failed to provide the children with even minimum distribution of food. Ironically, Section 2(c) defines the term ‘food’ as ‘hot cooked meal’ but reality is contrary, because forget cooked, there are reports which reflect that authorities are delivering ‘raw’ material to the families in leu of the scheme. Section 5 of the National Food Security Act, 2013 reads out that children, up to class VIII or within the age group of six to fourteen years, whichever is applicable, one mid-day meal, free of charge, everyday, except on school holidays, in all schools run by local bodies, Government and Government aided schools, so as to meet the nutritional standards. Furthermore, Section 6 of the Act directs the State authorities to identify and provide free meals to children who are suffering from malnutrition, so as to meet the nutritional standards. Half-hearted implementation In India, we have enough statutes, rights and principles on paper but when we talk about implementation, then the authorities are lacking behind. It is pertinent to note that such schemes are being implemented in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Lucknow but these are some of the areas where people are adapted with the Urban culture, but the majority of the population which is in need of such schemes and policies are either unaware or neglected under the garb of ‘minimal satisfaction’. One such place is Bihar, where the drop-out and malnutrition rate is at peak, during the Lockdown, a lot has happened and most of the schools have complained that no food is being supplied to them. A report was published by Indian Express where the residents of Badbilla, Bihar told them that they have received no help from the authorities and their claim is totally false, that funds are being processed. Now, if we refer to Section 5(2) of the ,The Mid-Day Meal Rules, 2015 it states that every school shall have the facility for cooking meal in hygienic manner. Schools in urban area may use the facility of centralised kitchens for cooking meals wherever required in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Government and the meal shall be served to the children at respective school only. But on the other side of the table, some children are being denied this basic facility, forget centralised kitchens, there are places in Bihar where the Mahadalit (marginalised sections among the Scheduled Castes of Bihar) families in Badbilla Mushari Tola of Bhagalpur have been facing a crisis, and it was reported by India Today that children were forced to beg/sell junk food for living. The courts and the pandemic It is notable that during the Lockdown many states have restricted the distribution of food in the light of these schemes. There have been various reports which reflected the plight of children during these tough times. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in In Re : Regarding Closure of Mid-Day Meal Scheme, directed various States to come up with a National Policy to tackle the situation, the court observed that: “The mid-day meal scheme under which nutritional food is supplied to the children undertaking education is implemented through various schools in the States. The Anganwadis, in addition to supplying nutritional food, also implement the scheme of providing nutritional food to the lactating and nursing mothers. It is reported, that in some districts, though the schools and Anganwadis have been shut down, the parents have been told to pick up nutritional food for their children from such centres. Non-supply of nutritional food to the children as well as lactating and nursing mothers may lead to large-scale malnourishment. Particularly, the children and the lactating and nursing mothers in rural as well as tribal area are prone to such mal-nourishment. Such mal-nutrition may affect their immunity system and as such, such children and lactating and nursing mothers would be more prone to catch the infection. While dealing with one crisis, the situation may not lead to creation of another crisis During the Lockdown many states have restrained from distributing food or security, whatsoever is required. Now, if we refer to Section 24 clause (4), in case if the government fails to supply food then a compensation is awarded to these children. Clause 4 reads out that: In case of non-supply of the entitled quantities of food-grains or meals to entitled persons under Chapter II, the State Government shall be responsible for payment of food security allowance. In this backdrop the Karnataka High Court, which dealing with a case in which the Petitioners had claimed for compensation in leu of Section 24 of the Food Security Act, for the school children who were being neglected by the State officials. The court while directing the State to file an Affidavit in that regard observed: “The affidavit shall state in what manner and within what period each and every student who is entitled to the benefit of Mid-day meal scheme will be compensated. He will also state in what manner the legal obligation will be complied with by providing either mid-day meal or food grains to each and every student. Considering the default, we expect the State Government to give a clear assurance about all the aforesaid aspects. Such affidavit shall be filed by the Secretary by 17th November 2020. In the affidavit, the Secretary will also set out the steps taken by the State Government to implement the provisions of the said Rules of 2015 and especially during the present pandemic.” Another State, where the crisis of Mid-day meal is being witnessed is Gujarat. A survey was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and the UNICEF Gujarat revealed that among the households which had children enrolled in the Government schools, 85 per cent of the parents reported that they were not able to access anything in lieu of the mid-day meals since March, when the schools were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Gujarat High Court took suo motto cognizance of the plight of these children who were being neglected these basic essentials. The court in, Suo Moto v. State of Gujarat , directed the State government to take stringent actions against the half-hearted implementation, it was observed that — this Court is of the view that the attention of the State Government should be immediately drawn to the aforesaid, and in such circumstances, we deem fit to take suo motu cognizance of the above in public interest. In Uttar Pradesh, practices like Child labour, forced labour practices have been reported repeatedly. The Allahabad High Court in Chandrawati Devi v. State of Uttar Pradesh, was dealing with a case where an old cook was thrown out by the authorities after serving the department for more than 14 years. She used to cook for the children for Mid-day meals, and for that she was paid only Rs. 1,000 per month. The High Court came down heavily on the authorities and observed: The present case highlights the manner in which the practice of Forced Labour is prevalent in the country even after 70 years of independence and the helpless people similar to the petitioner continue to suffer the exploitation willingly. Part III of the Constitution of India provides for the freedoms to which are guaranteed to every citizen of this country . The present case is specifically concerned with Article 14, Article 21 and Article 23 of the Constitution of India, more particularly Article 23 .In the context of the facts of the present case what is to be considered is that whether the payment of wages at the rate of Rs. 1,000/- per month is an other form of Forced Labour as barred by virtue of Article 23 of the Constitution of India or not. It is pertinent to refer what the Hon’ble Supreme Court had observed in People’s Union For Democratic Rights and Others v. Union of India and Others; (1982) 3 SCC 235: “14.Now the next question that arises for consideration is whether there is any breach of Article 23 when a person provides labour or service to the State or to any other person and is paid less than the minimum wage for it. It is obvious that ordinarily no one would willingly supply labour or service to another for less than the minimum wage, when he knows that under the law he is entitled to get minimum wage for the labour or service provided by him. It may therefore be legitimately presumed that when a person provides labour or service to another against receipt of remuneration which is less than the minimum wage, he is acting under the force of some compulsion which drives him to work though he is paid less than what he is entitled under law to receive. What Article 23 prohibits is “forced labour” that is labour or service which a person is forced to provide and “force” which would make such labour or service “forced labour” may arise in several ways. It may be physical force which may compel a person to provide labour or service to another or it may be force exerted through a legal provision such as a provision for imprisonment or fine in case the employee fails to provide labour or service or it may even be compulsion arising from hunger and poverty, want and destitution A National Policy with swift implementation is the need of the hour It is well established fact that hunger may compel a person to do anything, whether its an offence or forced labour. Evils like Child labour is fairly visible, in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra, despite of the fact that there are enough statutes to curb these practices. There was a report which reflected the condition of child labour in Uttar Pradesh, where most of the students were not even aware about the compulsory education schemes, and more importantly it was observed that most of these poor students were attracted towards education because there was the concept of ‘mid-day’ meal, but at present when most of the States are not delivering their promises then it blatantly violates the norms of natural justice & equality. SCHEDULE II of the National Food Security Act, 2013 under the pursuance of Section 4(a) and 5 lays down certain basic standards which have to provided by the State. Serial number Category Type of meal Calories (Kcal) Protein (g) 1 2 3 4 5 1 Children (6 months to 3 years) Take Home Ration 500 12/15/13 2 Children (3 to 6 years) Morning Snack and Hot Cooked Meal 500 12/15/13 3 Children (6 months to 6 years) who are malnourished Take Home Ration 800 20-25 4 Lower primary classes Hot Cooked Meal 450 12 5 Upper primary classes Hot Cooked Meal 700 20 6 Pregnant women and Lactating mothers Take Home Ration 600 18-20 At present, we need a National Policy which can be implemented by the Central Government, but it would be incomplete without a) advertisement b) implementation and c) food nutrition which has to be supplied whole hearted-ly, not half-hearted-ly. Right to compulsory education and food is an essential facet of Article 21, which has to be regulated by the government irrespective of their political manifestos/agendas. To conclude, it is pertinent to note that we have enough statutes/legislations but at present it is necessary to realize that – legislations must be great, rather than being long.Views are personal.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

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp By News Highland – May 11, 2021 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleGardai continue to investigate crash in CastlefinNext articleGovernment rules out reintroduction of water charges News Highland center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford A number of registration plates have been stolen from vehicles across the county during a weekend spate of criminal damage.Shortly before 4pm on Saturday afternoon, a male wearing dark clothing was observed attempting to remove registration plates from a car parked on the Lifford Road, Castlefin.A short time later, at around 4:40pm, a man fitting a similar description made off in a dark coloured passat after removing both registration plates from a car parked at Braide, Lifford.Meanwhile, Gardai in Buncrana were alerted to a similar incident at Elaghbeg, Bridgend at 5:45pm. a report was received that a group of males had stolen registration plates from a car in the area.Garda Sean Sweeney is appealing for information:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/sweeney1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Registration plates stolen from vehicles during weekend spate of criminal damagelast_img read more

first_imgThe blooms associated with South Georgia coincide with the largest predicted carbon sink in the Southern Ocean. A major injection of iron and silica is required to sustain them over a long growth season that exceeds 4 months. The mechanisms for this are still poorly known but a cruise in January 2005 provided an opportunity to sample waters both upstream and downstream of the North Scotia Ridge to examine the processes involved. SeaWiFS imagery gave a misleading impression of bloom progression due to pronounced but highly regionalised subsurface chlorophyll-a (chl-a) maxima. Our combined measurements of oceanography, macronutrients, chl-a and floral composition showed that a single bloom that had seeded over the western shelf of South Georgia two months before the cruise developed into two distinct entities. Water retention and turbulent mixing south of the island led tosevere nutrient depletion, low chl-a concentrations in surface waters (and in SeaWiFS images) yet pronounced subsurface maxima. By contrast the bloom over the northern shelf persisted in a shallow mixed layer, was florally different and appeared to be advected downstream into oceanic waters to the north. We found evidence for upwelling of nutrients on the upstream shelf edge of the island where the flow diverges to pass around each side of its shelf. This would provide one mechanism for the injection of iron and silica to sustain these massive South Georgia blooms and seed waters downstream for an extended growing season.last_img read more