Australia photographs: Peter ClarkePhotographs: Peter Clarke Save this picture!Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. The home is located in Thornbury, an inner northern suburb of Victoria (Australia) which has a number of early century homes, whose aesthetic we admire. We therefore didn’t want to change the nearly 100 year old part of our house, nor the streetscape but were looking for a contemporary renovation that suited our needs. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeWhilst we also required a basic open plan design we didn’t want to live in a large open box and wanted defined areas of functionality. The north facing design encompasses the kitchen as the hub, with a large island bench plus more formal dining area and has copious natural light. The living area to the east protected from the sun and the play area for our small children with a recessed fish tank in the wall surrounded by hidden storage cupboards.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeWe designed the rear of the home to include passive solar design, so we were blocking out the summer sun but letting in the winter sun that would heat up the polished concrete slab and release heat into the home when needed most in winter. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe windows are double glazed with lowe glass, walls and ceiling had highest r-value insulation possible. The exterior was clad in solid timber ‘spotted gum’ vertical planking that has a beautiful natural feeling, it softens the sharp angles of the rear and keeps within our palette of natural materials. We wanted to showcase that a solar passive home is functional but can also be visually appealing.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeOne of our main aims was not to over build, respect the neighbours and retain a comfortable and practical rear yard.Project gallerySee allShow lessVIDEO: Thom Mayne Talks the Cooper Union BuildingVideosSTUDIO Issue #5: IMPORT-EXPORTArchitecture News Share Houses Thornbury House / Mesh Design Projects Thornbury House / Mesh DesignSave this projectSaveThornbury House / Mesh Design Photographs ArchDaily Year: CopyAbout this officeMesh DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThornburyHousesAustraliaPublished on January 18, 2014Cite: “Thornbury House / Mesh Design” 18 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Mike Eastwood is leaving the Directory of Social Change after six years as Director. Mike Eastwood is leaving the Directory of Social Change after six years as Director. He’s moving on to become chief executive officer of Liverpool Diocese. Read Out with another bang, a profile of Mike by Alison Benjamin, at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mike Eastwood leaves as DSC Director Howard Lake | 29 May 2001 | 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. 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Ireland International development charity Concern Worldwide has launched a Facebook app to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. In a humorous style it asks you “How Irish are you?” At the end of the quiz it invites players to make a donation to Concern.The campaign has been created by digital agency Nonsense, and has been promoted with Facebook ads targeting potential St. Paddy’s Day revellers in the US, UK and Ireland.The Facebook app takes people through a funny set of questions on subjects from how you react in a crisis, to what your favourite pub is like. Advertisement Concern Worldwide’s Facebook app asks How Irish Are You? 186 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nonsense’s Creative Director, Rob Mosley, said: “The mechanic taps into people’s desire to get the highest score they can to incentivise the charitable action.”At the end of the quiz players are encouraged to share their score on their Facebook timeline to try to persuade their friends to get involved. Concern’s Digital Marketing Manager, James Barker, said: “St. Patrick’s Day is really important for Concern Worldwide, as we were established in Ireland over 40 years ago. We want to engage our supporters online in a fun, light-hearted way while highlighting the charitable nature of Irish people and encouraging others to give what they can to tackle hunger with Concern.”www.facebook.com/concernworldwide/app_556867664332570 Howard Lake | 17 March 2013 | 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. The quiz ends with a question about how generous to charity the player is. Concern Worldwide, which was founded in Ireland, is happy to point out that Ireland is the most charitable nation in Europe in terms of gifts per head, according to the 2012 World Giving Index by Charities Aid Foundation. Players are given extra points for their ‘Irishness’ score if they choose to take a charitable action to support Concern. 185 total views, 1 views today
108 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The London Month of the Dead is investigating the capital’s relationship with its deceased residents this month with a series of events helping to raise funds for the restoration of Brompton Cemetery.Hosted by A Curious Invitation and Antique Beat, events include a tour of Hyde Park’s pet cemetery, a private view of the Museum of London’s bone archive, taxidermy workshops and a series of weekend death salons with talks on subjects ranging from public dissection and body snatching to reincarnation and funereal folklore. All the events are being hosted at the chapels in two of the capital’s most well known cemeteries: Brompton and Kensal Green.The talks and workshops are being run throughout October in conjunction with a fundraising appeal for the restoration of Brompton Cemetery, the 39-acre Grade 1 listed West London burial ground managed by Royal Parks.Twenty per cent of all ticket sales will be donated to the conservation of the site, while the Heritage Lottery Fund has pledged a match funding campaign, which will see all donations automatically doubled in value and, once a total of £500,000 is reached, a further £3.7m conservation fund will be unlocked.Main image: Detail from The Death and Burial of Cock Robin by Walter Potter 107 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas London Brompton Cemetery restoration supported by London Month of the Dead AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 17 October 2016 | News
How Dry August Was is the Key to How Yield Results Come In Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 7, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News How Dry August Was is the Key to How Yield Results Come… Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/10/Farmers-happy-in-North-central-and-NE-Indiana.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In north central and east central Indiana, soybean yields continue to please most growers, especially where dry spells this summer didn’t linger. In another HAT Yield Check, Daniel Stauffer Specialty Hybrids local field sales representative says it has been a good harvest so far.“Obviously if they went six, seven weeks at times, or the month of August without rain, they’re seeing some yield hit there, but for the most part we’ve been pleasantly surprised with the yields that guys are seeing, especially where fungicide was sprayed, more than anything just keeping that plant alive longer,” Stauffer said.To say the cream of the crop yields were impressive, is putting it mildly.“We’ve seen anywhere from upwards of 80, I’ve even heard some field averages of 85, 90 on the very top, top end, but overall we’re around that 65-75 range. When you get on the lighter sand you’re talking maybe 50 to 55 with a few odd spots here and there that are lower than that, in the 40 range.”Stauffer told HAT there isn’t much concern in his area yet over corn standability, but he expects that to be an issue at some point. So, the caution for growers is to continue scouting for problem fields that you can then prioritize for harvest.Early yield numbers do include some mid-200’s.“Probably in that 220 to 250, 260 for some high potential, high yield acres,” he said. “On the lower end, some stressed acres where they didn’t get the rainfall or just some tougher clays, some lighter sand, we’re seeing the 160-200 range for the most part. Again, guys have been pretty pleased and are understanding of where the rain stress did occur, understanding that when you go 6, 7 weeks without rain, you’re not going to have the top end.”He says this week should be good for continued corn dry down and many farmers will look to be getting aggressive with corn harvest next week. Hear more in the full HAT interview:Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/10/Daniel-Stauffer-10-7-yield-check.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.This yield check is brought to you by Specialty Hybrids, where it’s your field, our Specialty. Find your local field sales representative and yield results online at www.specialtyhybrids.com. Previous articleCoronavirus Relief Remains on HoldNext articleUSDA’s McKinney says China Still has Time to Meet Phase One Commitments on the HAT Thursday Podcast Hoosier Ag Today
Top StoriesReligious Conversion For Marriage Not Exercise Of Choice When It Is Due To Compulsion Of Personal Law: UP Govt Defends ‘Love Jihad’ Ordinance Akshita Saxena7 Jan 2021 5:35 AMShare This – xThe UP Government on Thursday filed a counter affidavit in response to a batch of PILs challenging its controversial Love-Jihad Ordinance. In its reply, the Government has claimed that the Ordinance is aimed at preventing any form of unlawful conversion actuated by elements of misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement, etc. “The Constitution of India abhors any…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 UP Government on Thursday filed a counter affidavit in response to a batch of PILs challenging its controversial Love-Jihad Ordinance. In its reply, the Government has claimed that the Ordinance is aimed at preventing any form of unlawful conversion actuated by elements of misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement, etc. “The Constitution of India abhors any form of forceful conversion particularly in matters of religion. Being a secular State it becomes the foremost duty of the State to protect its citizens from any kind of unlawful or forceful conversion so that the liberty of thought, faith, belief and worship as well as equality of status stands safeguarded thereby assuring the dignity of the individuals,” the Government submitted.It clarified that a perusal of the entire ordinance discloses that nowhere the term “Love Jihad” has been employed. The Government claims that the Ordinance is equally applicable to all forms of forceful conversions and is not only confined to inter faith Marriages. Hence it cannot be said that the ordinance is promulgated in the name of ‘Love Jihad’. The Government has also stated that the recent Division Bench judgment of the High Court in the Salamat Ansari case needs to reconsidered as it has not dealt with the question relating to inter-fundamental right and intra-fundamental rights as it has also skipped the attention of the Hon’ble Division Bench as to what will be the scope of liberty of an individual qua the societal interest. On December 18, 2020, a Chief Justice led Division Bench of the High Court issued notices on a batch of PILs challenging the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, and had asked the UP Government to file a counter affidavit by January 4.Ordinance in Public Interest It is asserted the impugned Ordinance is passed in public interest inasmuch as there is a fear psychosis spread in the community at large and the Community itself is endangered and succumbs to the pressure resulting in forceful conversion. In such circumstances, it is submitted, becomes necessary that the interest of the community as a whole requires a protection and no microanalysis of individual interest can be looked into. Inter alia, it is pointed out that eight other States in the country have similar legislations prohibiting forceful conversion of religion and the validity of two of the said legislations enacted by the Governments of Madhya Pradesh and Orissa has already been upheld by the Supreme Court in Rev. Stanislaus v. State of Madhya Pradesh, AIR 1977 SC 908. Further, the Government has relied upon the recommendation made in the working committee reports of the United Nations Human Rights Council, where by taking note of forced conversions and how the violation of freedom of conscience by non-state actors was being perpetrated but on account of non-sufficient state machineries, it was stated that it is the positive obligation of the Stale to protect the rights of such class of individuals that were being encroached by non-State actors.Illustrations of conversions by force/ by free will The affidavit gives certain illustrations as to what is not a forceful conversion and what is a forceful conversion. A case where there is no forceful conversion, the affidavit states: “A Hindu boy or a Muslim Boy or Sikh Boy attends a convent school, recite the morning prayer in the school, reads certain scriptures from the Holy Bible and complete his education. The objective is to take education in the convent school run by the minority Christian establishment. Students of non-Christian religion believe in their own faith and there is no loss of equality of status or loss of dignity and at the same time they have a choice to Study in a particular institution. The student does not covert and there is no conversion as he has not started believing in Christian faith.” A case where there is forceful conversion, the affidavit states: “Mr. X is a member of Scheduled Caste. A group of missionaries visit the colony (Basti) where he resides with other Scheduled Caste persons. These missionaries allure every Member in the colony (Basti) that we have a training school for Nursing and in case if you start believing in GOD and start reading Bible we will provide you Nurses Training Course free of cost and thereafter in the Hospital which is ran by a particular community you will be given job of a Nurse and ultimately you will be in service of GOD. Thereby you will be providing service to the community at large provided you believe in GOD and leave your faith as this faith only treats you as Scheduled Caste and looks down upon you. Being allured by such assurances and to be given a decent job the entire Scheduled Caste community of the colony (Basti) decides to convert themselves to that particular community and leave their faith. This amounts to forceful Conversion. Here there is no freedom of choice but the choice has been obtained by certain allurement and the community where (after conversion) they are being received still looks down upon them as a convert and there is no equality of status let alone freedom of conscience.” Conversion after marriage not out of choice when it is due to personal law intervention.The Government has cited conversion of faith by a Hindu person after marriage with a Muslim person as an example of forceful conversion arguing that conversion is not out of choice but due to intervention of personal law. Such conversion is done out of compulsion as personal law treats such inter-religious marriage as invalid.”Here again there is exercise of freedom of choice but there is loss of dignity and the conversion is not exercised account of compulsion due to personal law intervening”, the affidavit said.The complete argument in that regard from the affidavit is extracted below :UP Govt cites conversion of faith by a Hindu person after marriage with a Muslim person as an example of forceful conversion arguing that conversion is not out of choice but due to intervention of personal law. pic.twitter.com/6BjsapV76A— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 7, 2021 The affidavit states :”…wherever the personal law comes into play and the individual exercises the right of personal liberty but the personal law of the community to which the individual wants to enter upon by changing his (gender neutral) religion or religious practice causes issue of complexities as the dignity of the individual, gets compromised and the individual is not assured the equality of status. Thus what happens is that the individual while exercising the right of personal liberty loses his dignity and equality of status to the religion which he does not adopt but is trying to take benefit of some-sort by being in the society of the member of the other religion. In such situation the individual even though has not changed his religion but has only exercised the right of liberty/choice to be in association with member of other religion but is deprived of the benefits as the benefit of the new religion will not be available unless and until a conversion takes place This conversion will be against the choice of the individual who wants to remain in the society with the member of other religion but does not want to leave his faith. Thus there is a conflict of interest which is an issue addressed by means of the instant legislation wherein the inter fundamental right of the individual are safeguarded”.Salamat Ansari case requires reconsideration The primary contention raised by the Petitioners in their PILs is that impugned Ordinance is violative of citizens’ rights under Article 14 (Right to Equality), 15 (Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, etc.), 21 (Right to life) and 25 (Freedom of conscience, etc.) of the Constitution, and antithetical to the authoritative pronouncement of a Division Bench of the High Court in the Salamat Ansari case. “Right To Choose A Partner Of Choice A Fundamental Right”: Allahabad High Court Says The Judgments Which Held “Conversion For The Purpose Of Marriage Only” Not Good Law In this case, the High Court had held that “Right to live with a person of his/her choice irrespective of religion professed by them, is intrinsic to right to life and personal liberty.” In its affidavit, the UP Government has stated the decision in Salamt Ansari case cannot be considered to be a good law on the following counts: Non-consideration of International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsNon- consideration of conflict of inter-fundamental rights and intra-fundamental rightsInter play of Article 21 with Article 25 of the Constitution of India and as to whether Article 21 in matters of religion is subject to Article 25Non- consideration of principles of constitutional moraityNon- consideration of the decisions rendered by the Constitution Benches of the Hon’ble Apex Court.An incomplete analysis of the case of KS Puttaswamy Vs. Union of India reported in 2017 (10) SCC 1.Impact of personal laws of parties.Non-consideration of decisions of coordinate benches of this Hon’ble CourtImpact on public orderUP Ordinance Against Religious Conversions By Marriage Puts Freedom Of Choice & Dignity On Backseat : Justice Madan LokurEmergent need to introduce Ordinance under A. 213 Responding to another contention raised in the petitions- that there was no emergent ground to exercise the ordinance making power under Article 213 of the Constitution and that the State failed to show any unforeseen or urgent situation to justify the law, the Government submitted, “It has been held by seven (7) Judges Constitution Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court that the satisfaction of the Governor has to be judged in the constitutional sense which is to be recorded as satisfaction under the constitutional sense. This necessarily implies that the satisfaction of the Hon’ble Governor is the subjective satisfaction of the Governor which is not justiciable. So far as present Ordinance is concerned, as has been narrated herein above it is an aid of the constitutional scheme inasmuch as it provides for certain constitutional safeguards and the aim and objective of the ordinance is to prohibit forcible conversions and which makes any form of forcible conversions unlawful. Thus the present ordinance is stemming from the constitutional scheme and as such cannot be questioned as held by the Hon’ble Supreme Court”UP Ordinance Criminalizing Religious Conversion By Marriage Is An Assault On Personal Liberty Maintainability of PILs The Government has also challenged the maintainability of the writ petitions, stating that in a public interest litigation, the High Courts cannot test the vires of a legislation. “The law in this regard has been laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Guruvayoor Devaswom Managing Committee Vs. C.K. Rejan reported in 2003 (7) SCC Page-546. Under the circumstances the present public interest litigation challenging the vires of the ordinance is not maintainable,” the affidavit stated. Background The writ petitioners include (i) Advocate Saurabh Kumar, represented by Advocates Devesh Saxena, Shashwat Anand and Vishesh Rajvanshi; (ii) Ajit Singh Yadav, represented by Advocate Ramesh Kumar; and (iii) retired government servant, Anand Malviya through Advocate Talha Abdul Rahman. Related News Recently, the High Court stayed the arrest of a man, Nadeem, booked by the UP Police under the said law. Allahabad High Court Stays Arrest Of Man Booked Under UP Ordinance Against Religious Conversion For Marriage A Division Bench comprising of Justices Pankaj Naqvi and Vivek Agarwal asked the UP Police to not take any coercive action against the accused in this case until the next date of hearing. The Court said, “Victim is admittedly an adult who understands her well being. She as well as the petitioner have a fundamental right to privacy and being grown up adults who are aware of the consequences of their alleged relationship. “Next Story
October 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers Close Out Season With Rout of Gila River Written by Tags: Snow Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Snow College scored63-unanswered points, including 35-points in the second quarter, en route to a 63-7 win over Gila River on Saturday, With a victory in the team’s final game of the season, the Badgers finish the 2019 campaign with a 5-3 overall record.The Badgers racked up 404 yards rushing on the day, led by Weston Barlow who had 118 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns. Garrison Beach added 114 carries on 8 carries which included three touchdowns. Beach also threw for 106 yards and was credited with two touchdown passes.Defensively Snow College held Gila River to just three yards rushing and 107 yards passing for a combined 110 yards of total offense. Wes Wright led the Badgers with a total of six tackles. Brad James
Home » News » Housing Market » No heatwave for the auction market previous nextHousing MarketNo heatwave for the auction marketThe Negotiator20th September 20160581 Views David Sandeman, Managing Director Essential Information Group reports that although July is typically one of the busiest months of the year in the auction calendar, overall figures (commercial and residential) show a six per cent fall in lots offered, an 11 per cent fall in lots sold and a 17 per cent fall in amount raised.“These numbers exemplify the state of the market post-Brexit, and whilst the Bank of England attempts to stimulate the economy with a 0.25 per cent interest rate cut I suspect that it maybe a little time before this has an effect on the property market.”In the residential sector lots offered fell by seven per cent, from 3,210 lots to 2,972 lots. Lots sold decreased by 13 per cent from 2,451 lots to 2,141 lots, (72 per cent), down from 76.4 per cent last month.The total amount raised from residential auction sales fell by 15 per cent to £325.5million – down £58million on July 2015. It should be noted, however, that despite the seemingly large drop on last year’s total the £325M raised is actually the third highest amount raised in July over the last 10 years.EIG also announced the launch of its new website, www.eigpropertyauctions.co.uk. It is shiny, bright and very easy to navigate, with a smart new branding and a number of new useful tools and auction guides, in addition to providing the same invaluable property auction information as before.auction auction market fall in lots September 20, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021