Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgHome Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHome Afrika Limited is a property development company which provides quality, sustainable and affordable housing for communities in Kenya and other countries in the East Africa sub-region. These include housing developments in golf estates and services hotel apartments. The company implements housing projects which have a long-term positive impact on society and achieves this through alliance partnerships with government, private sector and development partners. Home Afrika Limited designs, constructs and maintains residential and commercial buildings which comply to a regulatory framework for sustainability and conformity. Home Afrika Limited has implemented a regional expansion plan under the name “Go Country” and “Go Africa” which aims to build approximately 1 million homes under a mass housing programme which spans Africa sub-regions. Home Afrika Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Alves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio

first_imgAlves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveAlves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal “COPY” Manufacturers: Recer, Fabric Porto, Sanitana, SolarEngineering:ASL & AssociadosConstruction:HomereabArchitect In Charge:Pedro Vasco FerreiraCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The Alves da Veiga project aimed to reconvert an old typography, built in the nineteenth century and abandoned for decades, in a set of six apartments, maintaining all the structure and spatial concept of preexistence.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe original building, though appearing from the outside only two storeys, in fact contained a curious floor + mezzanine organization that actually embodied four habitable floors.Save this picture!PlansDespite the advanced state of degradation, the industrial austerity that we encountered during the first visits served as a starting point for the definition of the proposal.Save this picture!© João MorgadoA simple and strict organization where the spaces are strongly illuminated and marked by the double height of the right feet.Save this picture!SectionThe result is six duplex apartments, where the white walls and ceilings contrasts with the cold concrete in ground floor and heat of the pine on the upper floors.Save this picture!© João MorgadoThe staircase, organizer element of the set, is punctuated by a skylight that rescues the light into the building.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessAcoustics and Auditoriums: 30 Sections to Guide Your DesignArticlesAD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de LouvresArchitecture Classics Share Architects: Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project Alves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 21 Share ArchDaily Photographs Projects Area:  498 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806772/alves-da-veiga-pedro-ferreira-architecture-studio Clipboard Year:  2017 “COPY” Houses Portugal Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806772/alves-da-veiga-pedro-ferreira-architecture-studio Clipboard CopyAbout this officePedro Ferreira Architecture StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoPortugalPublished on March 09, 2017Cite: “Alves da Veiga / Pedro Ferreira Architecture Studio” 09 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

House in Caniçada / Carvalho Araújo

first_img House in Caniçada / Carvalho Araújo Projects “COPY” Photographs:  NUDOCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© NUDORecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. Casa na Caniçada is located in a densely wooded area next to the Caniçada reservoir, in Vieira do Minho (Portugal).Save this picture!© NUDOThe volumetry of the existing building was the starting point for the definition of a new volume that consists of three floors and where a traditional single-family housing program is distributed. The most intimate program is located on the highest floor, while the social program is spread over the remaining two. On the lower floor, the house “opens up” to the site, as an invitation to enjoy the surrounding nature. Save this picture!© NUDOSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© NUDOBut it is on the middle floor that the house takes on greater expression through two large openings in opposite facades – one ensures the entrance to the house and the other “frames” the landscape facing the reservoir. Together, they ensure a greater sense of continuity between the exterior and the interior and the visual permeability between the arrival path – through the densely wooded hillside – and the Caniçada reservoir.Save this picture!First floor planIn outer space, the intervention was minimized in order to preserve the density of the vegetation, ensuring the feeling of protection provided by the natural surroundings of the land.Save this picture!© NUDOProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Back?: Richard Florida Outlines His Vision for a ‘Post-Pandemic City’ArticlesBranch House / TOLO ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Houses Save this picture!© NUDO+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961362/house-in-canicada-carvalho-araujo Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961362/house-in-canicada-carvalho-araujo Clipboard Area:  242 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 Photographs Year:  Portugal House in Caniçada / Carvalho AraújoSave this projectSaveHouse in Caniçada / Carvalho Araújo CopyAbout this officeCarvalho AraújoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortugalPublished on May 10, 2021Cite: “House in Caniçada / Carvalho Araújo” [Casa na Caniçada / Carvalho Araújo] 10 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Carvalho Araújo Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Protests hit Dominican Republic’s expulsion of Haitians

first_imgIn Spanish and Creole, signs read, ‘Dominican-Americans have rights; Haitian-Dominicans have the same rights.’WW photo: G. DunkelNew York — Imagine waking up to the news that the only country you have ever known has officially rejected you by a 9 to 2 vote.That is what will potentially happen to hundreds of thousands in the Dominican Republic in the coming year.The status of Dominicans of Haitian descent (born in the Dominican Republic) has mainly been one of marginalized, second-class citizenship. But on Sept. 23, the country’s Constitutional Court decided, with passage of the TC/0168.13 decision, that even that humiliating classification was not enough. The court ruled that “the children of undocumented migrants, who have been in the Dominican Republic and registered as Dominicans as far back as 1929, cannot have Dominican nationality as their parents are considered to be ‘in transit.’”For more than eight decades, Dominican-born children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Haitian migrants were registered as citizens under “birthright by soil,” or “jus soli.” In the last decade several efforts by racist nationalists in the Dominican Republic have attempted to deny citizenship to Dominican-Haitians. That culminated in changing the Constitution in 2010 to discontinue the practice of “jus soli.” Now the Constitutional Court ruled to retroactively denationalize an estimated half million Dominican-Haitians.Activists and civil/religious groups in the Dominican Republic, along with many abroad, are denouncing this move as civil genocide by the racist nationalists in the Dominican government. A public statement issued by the Haitian Students Association states that “the ruling violates several principles, including the following: the due process of law to strip nationality rights from thousands of people without credible cause, the principle of lenity to the person, the non-retroactive nature of law, the binding character of decisions made by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the rights of the child to identity and nationality.” (Oct. 14)Despite the oppression Dominican-Haitians face in the Dominican Republic, it is home. Many have no ties to Haiti and do not speak Kreyol, or Creole. The tremendous contributions Dominicans of Haitian descent have made to the country with their labor, cuisine, arts/culture and more must also be highlighted.Migration from Haiti to the Dominican Republic was facilitated by the interests of Dominican capitalists, especially the sugar barons on the island and their need for cheap labor. Dominican-Haitians have been constant scapegoats by the wealthy ruling elite when gearing up for elections or when deflecting from their role in maintaining the Dominican Republic as a neocolonial state and in championing imperialism.With the repression faced by immigrants all over the world, including the U.S., many are realizing the gravity of the TC/0168.13 ruling. Nearly 400,000 immigrants were deported from the U.S. in 2011 under the Obama administration. Coalitions are forming within the Dominican-American and Haitian-American communities to denounce this sentence and have the law repealed.In New York City, within the large Dominican and Haitian communities, the response to this ruling has been outspoken. A Oct. 17 demonstration, conducted in Creole, Spanish and English, denounced the ruling as a violation of human rights. Angel Vicioso from the Dominican community said it was an attempt by “imperialism to divide two poor countries that shared the same island.” He later said his citizenship could be challenged because he doesn’t have birth certificates of his grandparents.Weekly protests, on Thursdays, are planned near the Dominican Consulate in Times Square in New York. Also a forum hosted by the Service Employees union 1199 is planned on Nov. 15. It is being organized by the New York Coalition Against TC/0168.13.G. Dunkel contributed to this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What we’re reading: Critics urge Biden to open migrant centers to media, Texas teenager kidnapped

first_imgprintWhite House works to open migrant centers to media The Biden administration has committed to transparency and opening migrant centers at the border to the media, but has yet to provide a timeline for when it will happen. The comments from Press Secretary Jen Psaki came Sunday after the administration received scrutiny from Republicans for not opening the facilities to the media.More than 16,000 unaccompanied children were in government custody as of Thursday, according to NBC News.Last month saw more than 100,000 encounters between border patrol and migrants at the border, the highest rate in two years. Teenager kidnapped in Texas is believed to be in North Texas areaA teenage girl was abducted in Texas and officials say that she is in “extreme danger”, according to CNN.Lexus Gray, 14, was allegedly kidnapped on Wednesday by her non-custodial father, Justin Gray, who is a registered sex offender. Lexus Gray was reportedly kidnapped after Justin Gray assaulted and chased her mom with a knife. As of Friday, it is believed that they were in the Dallas or Mesquite area .Biden administration working to develop vaccine passportsFILE – In this March 25, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Biden is taking the opposite approach of the Clinton administration to help the economy. He’s bulking up on debt to fuel growth, offering aid to the poor without work requirements and pulling back from globalization. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)Private companies are working with the Biden administration to develop a way that allows Americans to prove they have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Washington Post. .The effort has gained momentum since Biden pledged that the nation will start to regain normalcy this summer and more businesses have said that they will require proof of vaccination before opening their doors. The passports are reportedly going to be free and available through smartphone applications, allowing people to easily show others that they have received the vaccine.“The busboy, the janitor, the waiter that works at a restaurant, wants to be surrounded by employees that are going back to work safely — and wants to have the patrons ideally be safe as well,” said Brian Anderson, a physician at Mitre, a nonprofit that is helping lead the push for vaccine passports. Lonyae Coulterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lonyae-coulter/ Twitter TCU Theatre looks forward to second-weekend performances of Children of Eden Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt + posts Lonyae Coulterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lonyae-coulter/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Linkedin First-year experience at TCU Facebookcenter_img Frogs First organizers look forward to bringing back revamped program in the fall Lonyae Coulterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lonyae-coulter/ Previous articleHoroscope: March 29, 2021Next articleStarting strong: No. 12 TCU looks near-flawless in conference opening sweep of Baylor Lonyae Coulter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR President Joe Biden speaks with members of the press before Air Force One at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Del., Sunday, March 28, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Lonyae Coulter ReddIt Twitter Linkedin What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Lonyae Coulterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lonyae-coulter/last_img read more

RSF urges China to rescind decision to expel three WSJ reporters

first_img News Organisation PHOTO: WANG ZHAO / AFP Follow the news on Asia – Pacific “The coronavirus epidemic is of great interest to the international public and it is normal for a media outlet such as the Wall Street Journal to publish analyses and opinion pieces on the subject,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “If the Chinese authorities don’t like the tone of this particular article, they can use their right of reply to present their counter-arguments. But reprisals against media outlets or their employees are unacceptable.”The Chinese regime often uses the threat of withdrawing press visas to pressure foreign media outlets. Wong Chun Han, a Beijing-based Singaporean journalist working for the Wall Street Journal, was forced to leave on 30 August after reporting that a cousin of President Xi Jinping was being investigated in Australia as part of a probe into money-laundering.No fewer than nine journalists have had to leave China since 2013 because the Chinese authorities failed to renew their press visas on expiry. The victims include Ursula Gauthier, a reporter for the French news magazine L’Obs, who had to leave in 2015.The regime has been much criticized for its opaque handling of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, which has so far killed more than 2,000 people and infected an estimated 70,000, mainly in China. In January, many Chinese Internet users took the risk of publicly expressing their discontent with the lack of transparency. The authorities responded by arresting two citizen-journalists, Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin, and several political commentators, and by stepping up censorship of media outlets and social networks.China is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Citizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionEconomic pressure ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Citizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionEconomic pressure News News February 21, 2020 RSF urges China to rescind decision to expel three WSJ reporters June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en The decision was announced on Wednesday February 19th by foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, who said the journalists’ press cards were being withdrawn because the article contained “racially discriminatory” language and because the newspaper failed to apologize.Although they had no role in writing the opinion piece, the three journalists – deputy bureau chief Josh Chin and reporters Chao Deng and Philip Wen – have been given five days to leave the country. Chin and Deng are US citizens and Wen is Australian.The decision to expel them came one day after the US government announced that it was changing the status of five Chinese state-owned media outlets in the United States. Officials said they would be treated as foreign embassies because they were government propaganda mouthpieces.RSF urges the Chinese government to rescind this triple expulsion at once because it constitutes a serious press freedom violation. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese authorities to reverse their decision to expel three Wall Street Journal journalists based in Beijing because of an opinion piece the newspaper published about China’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Recreation and Parks Commission May Oppose Increase in Residential Impact Fee

first_imgGovernment Recreation and Parks Commission May Oppose Increase in Residential Impact Fee By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Monday, July 6, 2020 | 3:51 pm 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Subscribe HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Make a comment 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. Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News In an information item on Tuesday’s agenda, the city’s Recreation and Parks Commission will hear a staff recommendation to oppose an increase in the city’s Residential Impact Fee (RIF).“Staff is proposing not to raise the fee,” said Public Works Director Ara Maloyan.The recommendation is being made despite a nexus study that shows the city could justifiably raise the fee.“Evidence assembled by this study indicates that the city could adopt a park impact fee at a rate of $39,598 for a three-bedroom unit, which is approximately $13,151 or 49.7 percent more than the current fee for a three-bedroom unit,” a staff report reads.The city can charge a lower fee than the rate calculated by the Nexus Study but it cannot charge a higher rate.The city is not recommending an increase due to the economic downturn caused by the Coronavirus.“Although the Nexus Study shows a justification for a 49.7 percent increase, given the current Covid-19 emergency situation and the economic uncertainties, staff does not recommend increasing the RIF rates at this time,” according to a city staff report.The Park and Recreation Residential Impact Fee Nexus Study Update provides the technical analysis required by the principles of the Mitigation Fee.The fee was created in 1988 to mitigate the impact on new residential development on city parks and park facilities.The RIF ranges from $19,622 for a studio to $36,321 for a home with five or more bedrooms and affordable housing units, skilled nursing units and student housing units pay $1,016 per unit.If the lnclusionary Housing Ordinance is applied to the development, the non-affordable units receive a 30 percent discount on the RIF. The resolution also provides an incentive for developers to build workforce housing by offering a rebate of the RIF for eligible unitFrom 2014 through 2020, the city has collected a total of $38.8 million through the fee, which is reviewed every five years.“This analysis demonstrates that the city’s current impact fee per bedroom is justifiable and meets the requirements of nexus as required by the MFA,’ the study states. “It also indicates that the current fee is lower than the true cost of providing for new parks and recreation facilities, given the current high land cost in the City and an increase in land cost since the fee was updated in 2013.” Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Suspect turns himself in to police after shots fired incident

first_img Tagged: dryden court, dryden road, ipd, ithaca, new york state police, tompkins county UPDATE (8:10 a.m. March 14) — This story has been updated with additional information from Dryden Town Court, including his next court appearance. VARNA, N.Y. — New York State Police now have 32-year-old Eric J. McLaurin, who was wanted after a “shots fired” incident Tuesday on Dryden Road, in custody. Police say McLaurin surrendered himself at the Dryden Town Court on Wednesday afternoon.McLaurin had been sought by police after a “shots fired” incident was reported to police Tuesday afternoon on the 1100 block of Dryden Road. State police responded to the scene along with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and Ithaca Police Department at about 2:41 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, police blocked off traffic within a one-mile radius and asked local residents to shelter in place.When the shots were first reported to state police, it was also reported that a woman and young child were in the residence at the time of the call, but had left on their own accord before police arrived. Police were stationed outside the home at 1132 Dryden Road/Route 366 for several hours and blocked off the road between Turkey Hill and Baker Hill roads. Trooper Aga Dembinska, public information officer for NYSP Troop C, gives a brief update to press Tuesday, March 12, when McLaurin was still believed to be in the residence on Dryden Road. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Trooper Aga Dembinska, public information officer for NYSP Troop C, gives a brief update to press Tuesday, March 12, when McLaurin was still believed to be in the residence on Dryden Road. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, police reported that after making several unsuccessful attempts to contact McLaurin, they entered the home and found he was not there. Police asked the public to report any sightings of McLaurin, but he ultimately turned himself in at around 4 p.m. Wednesday, about 23 hours since the incident was reported.He was arraigned on a felony charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.According to the felony complaint filed in Dryden Town Court, McLaurin had a loaded Hi-Point .380 ACP handgun in his possession and intended to use it against a person.In a news release Wednesday, state police said the investigation is ongoing and “more charges are likely.”He was remanded to Tompkins County Jail on $6,000 cash bail or $12,000 bond. As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, he had not posted bail.McLaurin is due back in Dryden Town Court at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15.Ithaca Voice Reporter Devon Magliozzi contributed to this report. Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

Concern over condition of Rathmullan Pier

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Previous articleWoman released in Lyra McKee murder probeNext articleFuneral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee to take place in Belfast News Highland Concern over condition of Rathmullan Pier WhatsApp By News Highland – April 24, 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Concern has been raised over the condition of Rathmullan Pier with urgent calls on Donegal County Council to initiate major refurbishment works. The estimated cost of the works ranges from 2-4 million euro subject to the outcome of an assessment.The local authority says that a capital investment of 50 thousand euro would allow a survey of the pier to take place to determine the various options available.Cllr John O’Donnell says while that needs to happen, the Government must commit to funding the works first:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/jodrathpgfhgfhgfhgfier1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twittercenter_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Give firms more time to consult over laws

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Personnel Today launches a campaign today to gain more say for employers onthe introduction of employment law.In association with the Employers’ Forum on Statute and Practice, we arecalling for the Government to pay more heed to the people who have to implementthe laws.We want employers to be involved at every stage of the legislative process,to be given more time to respond to consultations and long enough lead time toput regulations into effect.We also want clear guidance issued with the regulations and consultationdocuments that are easy to understand.Over the past 18 months employers have had to cope with a succession ofhasty consultations and rushed-in laws, such as Working Time. The last strawwas the consultation for part-time work, issued on 17 January with only sixweeks to respond.In an open letter to Stephen Byers published in Personnel Today last week,EFSP chief executive Robbie Gilbert said, “Lack of consultation withemployers is blighting the success of the regulations.”Despite the growing impatience of employers, the DTI this week denied thereis a problem with the time allowed for consultation and implementation.The recent part-time working consultation document was not badly preparedbut “intentionally short to improve readability”.But employers disagreed. Jewson HR director Tom Flemming said, “Thedeadlines for part-time working were so short it makes you sceptical aboutwhether they are really interested.”Steve Miller, HR manager at Midland Auto Trader, said the original WorkingTime consultation was “ridiculously quick”.Gilbert says the changes sought by the campaign will help everyone.”What we are asking of ministers is perfectly practicable, in contrast tosome of the regulations we have been getting lately.By Dominique HammondCampaign objectivesFour things we want from ministers:1 Talk and listen to the people who have got to make the law work — peoplemanagement practitioners and their legal advisers.2 Involve practitioners and their advisers at each important stage of thelegislative process – the statement of policy objectives, the drafting ofregulations, the drawing up of guidance and practice notes on implementation.3 Give longer lead times – let practitioners and their advisers have finalregulations published and available at least two months before they come intoeffect.4 Provide prompt advice on implementation – this needs to be clear,comprehensive and concise, and it needs to come out with the regulations. Give firms more time to consult over lawsOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more