Buganvilla House / Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura

first_imgBuganvilla House / Ruben Muedra Estudio de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveBuganvilla House / Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura Photographs “COPY” Houses Architects: Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Adrian Mora Maroto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMInterior Mineral Paint – KEIM Optil®Construction:Gargom 2010Structural Calculation:Emilio BeldaAuthors:Ruben Muedra, Emilio Belda, Raquel Morata, Javier MuedraCity:ValenciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrian Mora MarotoText description provided by the architects. Located in the upper area of a small municipality in the interior of Valencia, with an irregular network of streets of Arab origin, and especially, with excellent views of the hills and the Valley that forms the Turia River as it passes through the town.Save this picture!© Adrian Mora MarotoWe find an old one-storey house and a beautiful garden of bougainvillea on a plot with a large gap, and nearby homes of a certain age and little interest. An introvert project is proposed, with a prismatic piece closed on three sides, and fully open to the best views. In this way, housing preserves maximum privacy from the street and from neighboring homes, while from the two floors it is fully open.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!First floor planIn addition, the volume comprising the home is raised with the intention of resolving in itself the unevenness of the plot, generating access to housing from the two levels and leading to a rational division of the program, with parking and leisure area in ground floor, and night and day area on the top floor, which has access from the street level. Both floors are joined by a staircase, whose development is proposed in an inclined lateral annex volume.Save this picture!© Adrian Mora MarotoThe upper floor is constituted as a pure white volume, with a large cantilever on the front side, and open on the terraces that link to the living room and kitchen. This white prism ‘flies’ over an anthracite gray slate plinth on which the side ramps rest, and which vanishes on the front side, leaving it completely open on the cantilevered porch and in the multi-purpose glazed room.Save this picture!© Adrian Mora MarotoThe introverted character of the house, which although insinuated through the front wall slats and through the bougainvillea garden, does not allow to recognize it further, it also extends to the interior of the house. In this way, a surprise effect occurs when advancing through the great hallway – traversing the night area that remains hidden – you reach the day area, as a single large open space with excellent views of the hills and the Valley.Save this picture!© Adrian Mora MarotoThe day area of the upper floor and the ground floor are connected by the lateral staircase, with access through a multipurpose space, attached to the porch-cantilever and facing the outdoor pool.In the interior, very pure and sober environments are generated, with large-format porcelain pavements, white vertical coverings, white roofs with integration of hidden installations, and with indirect linear lighting. They also have great natural lighting from the south, protected by the large cantilever and the front terraces.Save this picture!© Adrian Mora MarotoOutside, garden boxes, green areas and landscaped terraces of the plot background are kept, and even the vehicle ramp is materialized with a mix of concrete and natural grass giving rise to a natural environment, which fuses with the long views, and which contrasts with the sophistication of the block built. And of course, the bougainvilleas that separate and unite the house with its street are preserved…Save this picture!© Adrian Mora MarotoProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for entries to the International Design Competition for New Gwanghwamun SquareBuilt Projects & MasterplansChallenge Studio’s Award-Winning Design Envisions a New Residential TypologyUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903704/buganvilla-house-ruben-muedra-estudio-de-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses•Valencia, Spain Save this picture!© Adrian Mora Maroto+ 25Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903704/buganvilla-house-ruben-muedra-estudio-de-arquitectura Clipboard Buganvilla House / Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura Year:  Projects ArchDaily Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Manufacturers: Cosentino, KEIM, Argenta, Argenta Ceramica, Arkoslight, Ceadesign, Cortizo, Duravit, Finsa, Knauf, LG Electronics, SIGA, Nuprotec, Parex-Group, Pierinelli, RIALTA, SGG CLIMALIT, Trox, ZHENDER, singular kitchen Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRuben Muedra Estudio de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValènciaSpainPublished on October 17, 2018Cite: “Buganvilla House / Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura” [Casa Buganvilla / Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura] 17 Oct 2018. 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CASA LAWA / Apostrophy’s

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909132/casa-lawa-apostrophys Clipboard Photographs:  BK, Ketsiree Wongwan, Baan-lae-suan, Aday Bulletin Life Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Manufacturers: PENTA Light, Seletti, Mobella Projects Save this picture!© BK+ 39Curated by Martita Vial Share “COPY” Thailand Photographs Architects: Apostrophy’s Area Area of this architecture project Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mr. Pantavit Lawaroungchok CopyHousing•Bangkok, Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909132/casa-lawa-apostrophys Clipboard CASA LAWA / Apostrophy’s Save this picture!© Ketsiree WongwanRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. There are variations in residential design according to environmental and social context that can be effected into residential design. This project is located in Bangkok which has high density, limited green area and lack of transportation. Except the limited space of the condominium which expended vertically, “Town Home” is trend to be a general type of residential design in Bangkok as well as “Apostrophy’s” the multi-disciplinary design firm which have been experimented for both of their office design until their lasted fully residential project “Casa Lawa” which own by Mr.Pantavit Lawaroungchok, Design/ Managing Director of Apostrophy’s and also the owner.Save this picture!© BKFirstly, the intention of “Casa Lawa” was to establish a residential space that would reconcile architectural solution to an artistic and functional need refer to the word “Casa” means Residential and “Lawa” is stand for “Lawaroungchok”, the owner’s family name. So, overall space would be relaxing and lively for all family members within a narrow stripped plan of “Town Home”. Moreover, the pronunciation of “Lawa” is similar to “Lava” in English that inspired the designer to select “Red” and “Gold” as a main color scheme, adding with experimental special feature as following:1.    Backyard vertical garden2.    Triple space3.    Mega size furniture4.    Eclectic collection5.    Chinoiseries6.    Smart home & Moon roofSave this picture!© Aday Bulletin LifeWelcoming with a “Triple Space” is open void at the center while a convertible car like “Moon Roof” has been installed at the top allow natural light through the interior space. Furthermore, the light can be control the brightness and its direction by the automatic system. Then focusing on the interior decoration, the designer used the terms “Chinoiseries” to explain this style. It means the reinterpretation of oriental ornament into western tradition. Thus, the overall space would be elegance as the Western style but still keep the soul of the East. Meanwhile, the furniture has been selected from Thai designer who’s the owner aim to support and promote local creativity. It is including Tibetan sofa, Exotic chair and astonishing “Mega Size” table. Normally, its size might not suited to the space but it can be accomplished by designer’s experience that made the space more elegance and adaptable.Save this picture!IsometricIn addition, there is personal “Eclectic Collection” which has been collect from a various part of the world which has some story behind them. And especially, a series of painting in collaborated design with Apostrophy’s and Mr.Jackkrit Anantakul, Thai Graphic Designer with the same mention to sarcastic the decorative style of half Thai- Chinese who favor in a figure of cruel and powerful animal such as Lion, Tiger and dragon wishing them bring a power and good luck to house. That inspired him to design this painting by minimizing the detail, recomposing, and adding with typology as Mr.Jackkrit’s signature style. His work is full of the sense of humor but also hide some the oriental philosophy deeply. There are 18 pieces in this series which have been display in different floor level by concept as following; First floor has the concept of the earth and the origin of things, while the second floor is about habitat and terrestrial animal, and the third is for air, wind and insect. Not only has the specific design, this collection been added more value and the spirit of the East by gold finishing with the local specialist artisan.Save this picture!© Baan-lae-suanThen, at the backside of the house, there is “Backyard Vertical Garden” which 7.5 meters height. According to the urban lifestyle which has busy life and isolates with nature, so this garden has been designed to fulfill the gap between life and nature. It is appropriate for a limited space, especially “Townhome”. Beginning with plant selection, the designer has been experimented on growing the various species of plant as well as watering and fertilizing system has been adapted for the best solution. And also, UV Lamp has been place on ground for every plant can growth equally.Save this picture!© Baan-lae-suanIn conclusion, the uniqueness of “Casa Lawa” is “Combination of opposite things” where the East meets West, where technology meets nature, and where the traditional craft meets radical design. The designer can blend it together and accent its dominant, simultaneously within the limited space of typical “Townhome”.Project gallerySee allShow lessOlympic Sports Center Of Pingdu Qingdao / Shanghai Jiao Tong University Urban Planni…Selected ProjectsMACQUARIE R&D CENTRE / CUN DESIGNSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Bangkok, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Rainforest Foundation raises £17,000 in first year of CRM campaign

first_imgIndigenous rights and environmental organisation The Rainforest Foundation has raised £17,000 in the first year of its cause related marketing (CRM) initiative with French wine company Comte Cathare.Comte Cathare, the biodynamic and organic wine maker from the Languedoc region in the South of France, approached The Rainforst Foundation to ask if they could collaborate on highlighting rainforest issues and raising funds for the organisation.The result was a range of wines named after rainforest medicinal plants – Una de Gato, Chincona, Catharanthus Roseus and Discorea – to highlight the medical value of forests. For example, Catharanthus Roseus, or the Madagascar Periwinkle, has been instrumental in increasing the childhood leukaemia survival rate from 20 to 80 per cent. The back of the label explains about the link between plants, medicine and rainforests. For each bottle sold, Comte Cathare donates 50 pence to the Rainforest Foundation.The Foundation expects that the partnership will raise a further £20,000 during 2004. Joining the range will be two new labels, incorporating images of world-renowned photographer Brenda Eckles and animal rights activist Karl Ammann, depicting an orangutan and a gorilla. The Primate range of wines will be launched in March 2004 through a special window display in all of Oddbins 232 stores.  69 total views,  1 views today Rainforest Foundation raises £17,000 in first year of CRM campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 February 2004 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading 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.  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Don’t give

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Don’t give  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  41 total views,  1 views today Advertisement US celebrities encourage you “don’t give”. It’s a humorous attempt to persuade you to support the Oakwood endowment.center_img Howard Lake | 22 May 2009 | 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. Tagged with: Celebrity Humourlast_img read more

Independent press faces daily obstacles in covering opposition figures’ trial

first_img May 18, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts Reports Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship News Equatorial GuineaAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Equatorial GuineaAfrica News June 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent press faces daily obstacles in covering opposition figures’ trialcenter_img June 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Reporters Without Borders has urged President Teodoro Obiang Nguema to ensure that the independent press can cover the trial of 144 opposition figures accused of conspiracy without obstruction and with a sense of security. “Independent journalists have faced daily pressure since the opening of the trial,” protested Robert Ménard, the organisation’s secretary-general. “It appears that the authorities are deliberately seeking to prevent the independent press from circulating information about this political trial,” he added.On 23 May 2002, the trial of 144 defendants, including certain opposition party leaders, opened in Malabo. They are accused of an “attempt on the life of the head of state, conspiracy and incitement to rebellion”.According to information collected by Reporters Without Borders, journalists from the independent press are verbally threatened by presidential guards and police on an almost daily basis. In addition, these journalists have difficulty finding seats in the courtroom, as journalists from the official press are given priority seating.On 2 June, Rodrigo Angue Nguema, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the BBC and the PanAfrican News Agency (PANA), was unable to attend the trial’s ninth hearing. Police officers and presidential security guards prevented him from entering the courtroom, allegedly because the journalist had used a sidewalk that the police had “sealed off”, even though he showed his press card to police officers.The previous evening, presidential security guards threatened to bar Nguema and Pedro Nolasco Ndong, president of the Equatorial Guinea Press Association (APSOGE), from entering the court if they continued to “have contact” with the accused. According to Nguema, he is seen as lending too much attention to the brutal treatment of the defendants.On 29 May, police officers also confiscated the equipment of a photographer from the independent newspaper “La Opinion”.Reporters Without Borders previously expressed its serious concern about the constant deterioration in press freedom in Equatorial Guinea in a 23 May letter to the head of state. On 22 May, the vice-minister for information announced his intention to force foreign press correspondents to acquire official accreditation from the ministry. This temporary accreditation is to be mandatory and renewable “on a case-by-case basis”. last_img read more

Video: “He Calls Us All to Follow and Change Our Thinking”

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Business News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week This sermon was delivered by Dr. Greg Waybright, Senior Pastor at Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena on Sunday December 7, 2014.Gregory L. Waybright was president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He assumed this position on September 1, 1995. Prior to working at Trinity, Dr. Waybright had been pastor of the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In his 20 years as a pastor he has also served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, California and as assistant pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Prior to 1978, Dr. Waybright served in ministry roles with youth and music in churches in Wisconsin and Illinois. For more than four years he served as music director and soloist for the Guenter Tesch Evangelistic Association, headquartered in Hamburg, West Germany. This mission work provided Dr. Waybright with ministry opportunities throughout Western Europe, Scandinavia, and India.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribecenter_img Community News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeauty 7 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. Sermons and Lessons Video: “He Calls Us All to Follow and Change Our Thinking” Delivered by DR. GREG WAYBRIGHT, Lake Avenue Church Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 | 6:09 pm More Cool Stuff Top of the 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

Abel Ramirez, Inspiration to Pasadena

first_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe People Abel Ramirez, Inspiration to Pasadena By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Friday, October 16, 2015 | 2:05 pm More Cool Stuff Abel Ramirez is a local entrepreneur who has made Pasadena a tastier place. As a strong business man he is co-owner and CEO of the El Portal restaurant. He also founded both Yahaira’s Café and Vanessa’s Coffee House — all three located in the Playhouse District in The Arcade. In the past 30 years he has served on the boards of numerous charities giving his time to help those in need.In 1964 Ramirez made the trek to the United States leaving his home in Yucatan, Mexico. Just a young man at the time he began working for The Huntington Hotel (now the Langham Huntington). He started from the bottom and worked his way up to the top in the food and beverage industry. After 14 years, his hard work and dedication paid off.When he left the Huntington he took the job of general manager at Caltech’s Athenaeum and joined the American Association of Private Clubs. After 17 years, he decided to strike out on his own.In 1995, with his wife Rosalia and son, Armando, he created the family business El Portal. As a family man, father to two more sons Ricardo and Andres, Ramirez runs El Portal with his love of food and family always on his mind. He is CEO of Ramirez-Bianchi Corp which included the fantastic El Portal as well as Yahaira’s Café and Vanessa’s Coffee House.Now a grandfather to six, with his wife of more than forty years Rosalia, Ramirez continues to show his strong love and dedication to his community. His charity work, including serving on several boards, has continued for over 28 years. He has helped with organizations concerned with getting people jobs, feeding the hungry, children’s services and the arts. Currently, he serves a volunteer at the Tournament of Roses and on the Board of Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena Senior Center, Mothers Club and Foothill Vocational Services.Abel Ramirez’s dedication to his family, his company and his community is an inspiration to all and should be applauded. Stop by El Portal – you might just catch him there.El Portal is located at 695 E. Green Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 795-8553 or visit www.elportalrestaurant.com for more information.center_img Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Make a comment 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

‘I have a sense of hope,’ Ahmaud Arbery’s mother says of arrests in son’s slaying

first_imgABCBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The mother of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old African American whose slaying has prompted protests in Georgia, said on Monday that the arrest of a white father and son in the killing has given her “a sense of hope” that justice will be served.In an interview on ABC’s The View, Wanda Cooper-Jones said she had feared that the killing of her son would be swept under the rug until a cellphone video surfaced online last week showing Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, shooting her son, who his family says had been out for a jog in a neighborhood near the port city of Brunswick. The video, which captured the confrontation and three loud gunshots, was posted online on Tuesday by a local attorney and led to prosecutors filing murder and aggravated assault charges against Gregory McMichael, a retired Glynn County, Georgia, police officer and investigator with Brunswick’s district attorney’s office, and his son Travis.“I feel better. Now I have a sense of hope,” Cooper-Jones said. “At one point, in the beginning, I didn’t have any hope that anything would ever be done about it because I was getting all conflicting information.”She said she was initially told of her son’s Feb. 23 death by a law enforcement investigator, who, at the time, informed her that Arbery had been caught burglarizing a home and was killed by the homeowner when her son fought with him.She said that at the time, she had every reason to believe what the investigator told her.“Actually I did because I wasn’t there,” Cooper-Jones said. “I did not know what had happened, and I did not think that I would be receiving anything that wasn’t true coming from that type of authority.”The man who took the video is William “Roddie” Bryan, whose attorney, Kevin Gough, said at a news conference on Saturday that Bryan was just a witness to the shooting and was not involved.But one of Cooper-Jones’ attorneys, civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt, appeared with Cooper-Jones on The View and said there are still unanswered questions about why Bryan was present when the confrontation occurred.“Despite his cooperation and for reasons that he does not understand, Mr. Bryan has learned that the family (of Arbery) and apparently their lawyers are demanding that he be arrested. Local media has reported that an arrest is imminent,” Gough said at the news conference, adding that Bryan and his family are now receiving threats.Gregory and Travis McMichael told investigators that when they saw Arbery running through their neighborhood they thought he resembled a man suspected of burglarizing homes in the area. According to police reports obtained by ABC News, Travis called police on Feb. 11 — 12 days before the shooting — to report a black man in a nearby house that was under construction. The unknown man ran and Travis waited out front until police arrived, the reports said.On The View, Cooper-Jones said her spirits have been boosted by the support her family has received from across the nation.“It makes me feel good. All the support that I have been given and all the love, I mean, it really makes me feel better,” Cooper-Jones said. “I feel really good about it, and I want to say thank you to each and everyone that has supported us through this.”In a separate interview with ABC’s Nightline, Cooper-Jones said Mother’s Day was especially tough, recalling that she gave birth to Arbery, her youngest child, on Mother’s Day in 1994. Her son would have turned 26 this past Friday.“I had to deal with his birthday and also deal with yesterday being Mother’s Day,” she said. “It was really hard, but I got through it.”She described her son as athletic and someone would go jogging daily, even in the drenching rain.“I never thought I’d lose him in the midst of jogging,” Cooper-Jones said. “I never ever thought that I’d lose him that way.”Cooper-Jones said that at the time of her son’s death, he was working with his father, who owns a landscaping business.She recalled the last conversation she had with her son on the day he was killed.“I was leaving the house to go out to do some training and he was still in bed … it was about 8 o’clock when I was leaving,” she said. “I went to the room and he was laying in bed… I said I was leaving, I’ll be back, and I love you, and his last words to me were, ‘I love you.’”On Sunday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr formally requested that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct an investigation into the handling of the Arbery case and why it took more than two months to arrest the McMichaels.On Monday, Carr also appointed Joyette Holmes of the Cobb County, Georgia, Judicial Circuit to take over as prosecutor in the case. Holmes, who is African American, becomes the fourth prosecutor to oversee the case after two previous prosecutors recused themselves because they had worked with Gregory McMichael, and a third, according to Carr, requested the case be assigned to someone “better suited from a resource perspective to now handle the case.”A DOJ spokesperson confirmed on Monday that the department is “assessing all of the evidence to determine whether federal hate crime charges are appropriate.”“In addition, we are considering the request of the attorney general of Georgia and have asked that he forward to federal authorities any information that he has about the handling of the investigation. We will continue to assess all information, and we will take any appropriate action that is warranted by the facts and the law,” said DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec.Merritt and civil rights attorneys Benjamin Crump and L. Chris Stewart, who are representing Arbery’s parents, applauded Carr’s decision to ask for the Department of Justice investigation.“We are pleased that Georgia AG Chris Carr has officially asked the Dept. of Justice to investigate the handling, and potential cover-up, of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder,” the lawyers said in a joint statement. “We have requested the involvement of the DOJ since we first took this case. There are far too many questions about how this case was handled and why it took 74 days for two of the killers to be arrested and charged in Mr. Arbery’s death. It is our hope that the DOJ will conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine how and why this case was so poorly handled. Those who were responsible for this travesty of justice must be held accountable.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

No escape for the practitioner

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. No escape for the practitionerOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Who would have thought that human rights could apply to health and safety?But it does, and firmly so since 1 October last year. From that date theEuropean Convention on Human Rights has been legally enforceable in UK courts.Although UK citizens have been able to use the Convention since 1950, this waspreviously only possible by making a costly legal trip to the continent to theEuropean Court of Human Rights. Those in Scotland have been able to enforce the Act for longer as it wasintroduced into Scottish law over a year earlier, meaning that developments inthe Scottish courts have been watched with keen interest south of the border. Now that it is easier to use the Convention, lawyers are applying it morevigorously across many areas of the law and health and safety will be noexception. One scenario, recently highlighted, suggested that if an employerrequired a Sikh employee to shave off his beard so that he could wear closefitting facial respiratory equipment it would be breaching the Convention.There are, of course, other means that could be used to protect beardedemployees which would get round the problem, but it still raises an interestingpoint. The introduction of the Convention into UK law means that it would now befar easier for the individuals to take their case to court on human rightsgrounds. Practitioners need to have full knowledge of the impact this change inthe law will have, which is why the IOSH conference next month is concentratingon this issue. The first successful safety case in this area is eagerly awaited, butpractitioners would be advised to take this opportunity to acquire first handknowledge of this important legal development, so they don’t get caught out. last_img read more

Latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous age for a fossil flora from the Latady Basin, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgDating Jurassic terrestrial floras in the Antarctic Peninsula has proved problematic and controversial. Here U–Pb series dating on detrital zircons from a conglomerate interbedded with fossil plant material provide a maximal depositional age of 144 ± 3 Ma for a presumed Jurassic flora. This is the first confirmed latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous flora from the Latady Basin, and represents some of the youngest sedimentation in this basin. The presence of terrestrial sedimentation at Cantrill Nunataks suggests emergence of the arc closer to the Latady Basin margin in the south compared to Larsen Basin in the north, probably as a result of the failure of the southern Weddell Sea to undergo rifting.last_img read more