Cardiff Blues edge out Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium

first_imgMonday Apr 13, 2009 Cardiff Blues edge out Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium Kiwi Ben Blair booted Toulouse out of the Heineken Cup with his three penalties that ultimately proved the difference in this tight quarter final match in Cardiff. The incredible defensive effort of the Blues though was what ultimately produced the 9-6 victory.The loss for Toulouse, last seasons runners up, means that there will be no French semi-final representation for only the second time in the Heineken Cups 14-year history.The Blues are now a transformed side from that who received a 41-17 hiding from the same opposition last year. They kept their composure to hang on for the win in this thrilling, yet low scoring match.“Everyone has been giving the extra yard and this result against Toulouse just shows the hard work that is going in,” said big Blues center Jamie Roberts.“All the boys were out on their feet, which showed the effort everyone put in.“It was a mighty defensive effort, especially during the last 20 minutes. I just kept looking at the clock, every minute it seemed, just waiting for it to end.“It was like a Test match – extremely physical, very quick and very hard on the body.“And it was very special. The fans were fantastic and I think they pulled us through that last 20 minutes.”The Welsh side will meet Leicester early next month, also at the Millennium Stadium, to see who goes through to meet either Munster or Leinster in the final at Murrayfield. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. 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Eoin Reddan hits the turf after Lee Byrne kick meets his face

first_imgWednesday Mar 16, 2011 Eoin Reddan hits the turf after Lee Byrne kick meets his face Ireland scrumhalf Eoin Reddan must surely be a contender for the record of quickest injured in an international, as he was knocked out just 22 seconds into the much talked about Wales vs Ireland Six Nations game on Saturday. Reddan went to charge down a kick from Lee Byrne and managed to cop the ball flat in the face, seemingly knocking him out cold before he hit the turf. And hit the turf he did, as the thump on the ground would have done him no favours, meaning his immediate removal from the park. He suffered concussion and while there were concerns over him not being able to play in the big game against England this coming weekend, he has since been included in the match day 22, and his start will depend on his visit with a neurologist. This knock, while it was horrible to watch, reminds me of a few others we’ve seen over the years. Strangely enough all three come from down under, which is fitting as they coined the phrase ‘Falcon’ after all. The most memorable are the knocks to Cory Jane and Kurtley Beale , and then a poor referee last year got in the way of a clearing kick, taking the full brunt of it.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Residence for a Briard / Sander Architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSander ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCulver CityHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 26, 2009Cite: “Residence for a Briard / Sander Architects” 26 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses United States Residence for a Briard / Sander Architects Residence for a Briard / Sander ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidence for a Briard / Sander Architects Projects CopyHouses•Culver City, United States “COPY” “COPY” Area:  353 m²Text description provided by the architects. Case Study House for the 21st Century? Whitney Sander, principal architect and founder of the firm, has developed a way of creating residential buildings that is both very green and extremely efficient in terms of construction costs. He calls this Hybrid House: part prefab, all custom ™ as each house is completely customized to each client.Residence for a Briard is a 3,800sf house that is the first example of Hybrid House, the invention of Sander Architects, LLC. Save this picture!Its structural frames and exterior walls and roof are all prefabricated off-site by warehouse manufacturers and shipped to the site in pieces on one flat-bed truck. This entire shell cost $22,000. These pieces then bolt together like an erector set in three weeks time. Once the shell is complete all interior walls, systems and finishes are completed in a traditional manner. The resulting Hybrid House is therefore custom designed for the client, the site, and local codes, at a small fraction of standard construction cost. The completed cost of Residence for a Briard is $500,000, or $130/sf. Equally important for a designer: the warehouse frames allow the scale of the interior spaces to be magnificent. Save this picture!Residence for a Briard has 28′ ceilings in the great room. The system is also very simple to erect – the general contractor had never worked with it before and he became an enthusiastic convert.Designed for the President-Emeritus of the Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles, which promotes excellence in modern architecture in the greater Los Angeles area, this house needed to be of great design quality. One example of this is the dominant southern facade, which evolved during many hours of discussions of the arts and painting. The facade derives from a painting of a violin by Braque (“Aria of Bach,’ 1913). Save this picture!This was especially appropriate as the client is also a music critic. As such, he requested that the house be a place where string quartets could come and play for an audience. So we provided the house with a great room surrounded by a suspended balcony. The long side of this balcony is a shallow stairway with long treads that are wide enough for two chairs side-by-side facing the performance area below. Beyond this is a flat, large landing where additional chairs can be placed. The handrails for both these areas are transparent glass, with grasses laminated into the glass below eye level. As well, the home makes extensive use of ecological/sustainable materials, systems and strategies, making this one of the greenest residences built in California to date. (See attached notes). We aimed to create an eco-friendly Case Study House for the 21st Century using construction strategies that radically reduce standard construction costs for custom homes. These strategies include the use of prefabricated structural frames and components, which allows for a construction cost far lower than competing fully-prefab modern homes. GREEN MATERIALS AND STRATEGIES used in Residence for a Briard Rental unit creates increased density (less land use per person) Proximity to public transportation + all basic amenities within walking distance Site orientation maximizes passive heating and cooling Extensive glazing maximizes natural day lighting Multi-cell acrylic panels (with high R-value) for glazing reduces heat loss/gain Super-insulated building minimizes energy requirements to heat/cool. Recycled steel framing reduces overall building cost / reduces amount of steel Grey water system for landscape irrigation. Low-water / xeriscape landscaping and plants Bamboo flooring Sustainable kitchen / bathroom cabinetry On-demand water heater Radiant heat connected to on-demand hot water heater Recycled steel framing Recycled denim insulation Eco-resin panels Low-flush toilets Linoleum flooring and wall covering in bathrooms Low VOC paint Energy star appliances Fluorescent light fixtures w/ programmable dimmersProject gallerySee allShow lessChinatrust Bank Headquarters designed by NBBJArticlesArchitectural Billings Index Hits All-Time LowArticles Share Architects: Sander Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/13417/residence-for-a-briard-sander-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/13417/residence-for-a-briard-sander-architects Clipboard Save this picture!+ 17 Sharelast_img read more

Villa for Anna and Saeed / Logical Process in Architectural De…

first_img Villa for Anna and Saeed / Logical Process in Architectural Design CopyHouses•Isfahan, Iran ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776193/villa-for-anna-and-saeed-logical-process Clipboard Iran 2015 “COPY” Save this picture!© Parham Taghioff+ 23 Share photographs:  Parham Taghioff, Farshid NasrabadiPhotographs:  Parham Taghioff, Farshid NasrabadiDesign Associate:Marjan SadeghianPresentation:Niloufar Mousavi, Hoseyn Hoseyni, Hamidreza GoogerdchianConstruction Manager:Abbas JabiriStructure:Houshang AshrafiMechanical, Electrical:Hosseini ShahnazariArchitect In Charge:Elham Geramizadeh Naeini, Ehsan HosseiniCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The 1000 m2 land for Anna and Saeed Villa project that was proposed to us in September 2012 is in Zaitoon town, 10 km from the historical city of Isfahan in Iran. Zaitoon town is a small residential-villa complex with a highly dense villa texture, which mainly belong to physicians.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffHere, attempts were made to form the building like a tree that one may climb it. It was realized through designing open spaces – as the main basis for formation collective behaviors – implementing it at different levels, and defining accesses and connection spaces like clamping rings and dynamic game spaces.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis way, an entangled network of open spaces, sunken garden, central courtyard and terrace is formed, which can be used for various individual and collective behaviors instead of individual single-spaces. Outdoor space is used in a live and 3D connection with indoor space.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiForming around open spaces, struck volumes encompass open spaces. While respecting introversion and privacy, the struck volumes maximize connection of close, open, and semi-open spaces. All close spaces of the project face the middle gap through which communicate outdoor space. This is how they revive pattern of familiar Iranian architecture (central courtyard, terrace and sunken garden).Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffFoundation of the project is about 420 m2 in three stories. It has a steel structure with a composite roof. It is heated by radiators and packages and cooled by evaporative coolers. The project was completed in September 2014.Save this picture!Section 2The project won the second prize in grand Memar award, as the best residential project of the year 2015 in Iran.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffProject gallerySee allShow lessDallas Architecture Forum Presents Kevin McClurkanLectureZhoushan Sports Stadium Transformation / John Curran ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Villa for Anna and Saeed / Logical Process in Architectural DesignSave this projectSaveVilla for Anna and Saeed / Logical Process in Architectural Design Architects: Logical Process in Architectural Design Office Area Area of this architecture project Area:  420 m² Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs Year:  “COPY” Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/776193/villa-for-anna-and-saeed-logical-process Clipboard 2015 CopyAbout this officeLogical Process in Architectural Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanIranPublished on October 31, 2015Cite: “Villa for Anna and Saeed / Logical Process in Architectural Design ” 31 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?安娜和萨伊德的别墅/ Logical Process建筑事务所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

Consumer Confidence in Their Food is Higher than You Might Think

first_imgSo how do we go about reaching consumers with these messages?  The CFI study showed that each consumer group turned to different sources to get information.   The web, however, was a consistent top source of information.  Generally Friends and family ranked second with local television news a strong third. Yet one factor that rated highly among almost all of the groups identified was FDA approval. by Gary Truitt The USFRA study also looked at a key factor that seemingly most store managers have forgotten, “When it comes to purchasing groceries, Americans prioritize cost (47 percent), quality (43 percent) and healthiness/nutrition (21 percent).” Why don’t se we have signs and labels dealing with these issues?  Perhaps a sign over the sugar cereals that reads, These are over prices products with very little nutritional value, or in the bottled water section a sign that reads, the price markup on this city tab water is 200%. Now those are signs that really deal with the actual concerns of shoppers. The latest consumer attitude research from the Center for Feed Integrity (CFI) reveals some surprising results, consumers have a good deal of confidence in the food they eat and trust government agencies to protect them.  The research shows a market upturn in positive attitudes about GMO food products and significant percentages have positive attitudes toward the use of antibiotics in livestock production. The study also showed that when educated about confined livestock production most consumers had a positive response to the use of confinement animal production. Unfortunately this is information you will not see on the front page of the New York  Times, or as top story on ABC Network news. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter For most people involved in livestock production this may seem like stating the obvious but keep in mind most consumers do not connect the dots between the meat case and farm. Likewise when it was explained to consumers that the use of hormones in livestock production meant less land had to be used, that the practice had been going on for over 50 years with no proven problems, and that the FDA has approved the practice, there was a significant improvement in attitudes.  Attitudes on antibiotic use also improved when it was explained that farmers must abide to strict withdrawal procedures before sending the animals to slaughter and that the FDA regulated the process, opinions became more positive. While it may seem simplistic, I feel we could make a lot of headway with consumers by putting a large and official looking label on most of our food products that read something like; This product produced and processed with methods and materials regulated and approved by the FDA and/or USDA.  Perhaps we could also put a web address or QR code that would take consumers to a web site that would explain the technology being used by agriculture today is improving the food we eat while protecting the environment we all share.    Home Commentary Consumer Confidence in Their Food is Higher than You Might Thinkcenter_img Since 2007 CFI has been conducting rigorous, sophisticated and comprehensive consumer attitude studies. These studies tract shifts in consumer attitudes and provide strategies on the best way to craft messages to reach and inform consumers about key food issues. According to CFI, “The 2012 Consumer Trust in the Food System research focuses on consumer Values-Orientations, or an individual’s view of society that influences the perception of self and others. If consumers believe today’s food production practices are aligned with what they believe those in the food system should do then they are more likely to trust those practices.”  Some of the classifications identified in the study were: the traditionalist- someone who has a very traditional view of how food should be produced, the fatalist- someone who feels they have no control over food production, quality, or price,  and the collectivist, who trusts government agencies to protect them on food issues.  While each group had slightly different attitudes on food issues all responded positively when provided education about the issue in question.  For example when it was explained that raising animals in confined housing protected them from predators, inclement weather conditions, and disease, their attitudes toward confined animal feeding improved. The CFI study confirms that a study by the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. According to the survey, 53 percent of Americans believe food production is heading in the right direction – an increase from the 48 percent who believed the same in a benchmark 2011 USFRA survey. Yet the survey reveals a gap between how Americans feel about their food and what they really know about their food. More than one in four Americans (27 percent) admit they often are confused about the food they are purchasing. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) do not believe that 95 percent of all U.S. farms are in fact family-owned1. While two-thirds of Americans (66 percent) correctly believe that pesticide use decreased from 956 million pounds in 1999 to 877 million pounds in 20072. Consumer Confidence in Their Food is Higher than You Might Think While the research shows that we are making progress with consumers on how and why their food is produced the way it is, it also shows we have a long way to go.  Yet from this research the food and agriculture industry can learn more effective way of communicating with consumers and boosting their confidence in the nation’s food supply. By Gary Truitt – Nov 25, 2012 SHARE To walk through a modern supermarket you will see signs and labels that would give you the impression that today’s shoppers and very worried about a variety of issues related to how their food is produced and processed. You are likely to see a sign over the dairy case stating that the milk has no hormones. You might see a label on a box of cereal that says GMO free. There could be a sign over the pork section of the meat case that says not raised in gestation stalls, or a sign over the beef section telling shoppers there was no antibiotics used. The problem is according to the research the majority of consumers are not worried about most of these issues. Pressure and propaganda from radical activist groups has scared skittish retailers and food processors into putting out these warnings. Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 11:43 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/23/2012Next articleHolidays Important Time for Congress Gary Truittlast_img read more

15-year-old arrested after vehicle pursuit

first_imgLocal NewsCrime Pinterest Facebook By admin – May 16, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Mexican shrimp cocktail is one of the shrimp dishes that will be served to people at the sponsor tables for Shrimpfest. Deputies arrested a 15-year-old juvenile Tuesday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit that ended when the driver struck a power pole.Officers were called about a black Chevrolet Avalanche with Mexico tags involved in several hit and runs involving fences and stop signs around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office news release stated.After locating the truck, a pursuit was initiated, the release detailed, which ended about five minutes later after the juvenile reportedly lost control and struck a power pole at Dunn Street and Stephanie Avenue.The juvenile was reportedly intoxicated, the release stated, and taken to Medical Center Hospital for minor injuries.Charges are pending, the release stated. Twitter Pinterest 15-year-old arrested after vehicle pursuit Facebook Previous articleTruck stop water deal supports city annexation plansNext articleFive things you need to know today, May 16 adminlast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Monday 4/13/2015

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Monday 4/13/2015 Subscribe Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Monday 4/13/2015 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Lawmakers Ask CFPB to Delay Enforcement of TILA-RESPA Next: Fed Accepting Statements of Interest for Community Advisory Council Membership 2015-04-13 Jordan Funderburk About Author: Jordan Funderburk The court battle between the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Nomura Holdings is nearing a climax after three weeks, as both sides have presented closing arguments. Nomura and the Royal Bank of Scotland, also a defendant in the case, are the first two financial institutions out of 18 sued by the FHFA in 2011 that failed to reach a settlement and took the case to trial. FHFA sued the 18 institutions to recoup U.S. taxpayer costs following the government’s $188 billion bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, after which the government seized control of both Enterprises.In the closing arguments, Nomura’s lawyer said that the losses incurred by the FHFA were due to macroeconomic factors and not false or misleading statements by the banks, saying the FHFA used “voodoo science” to evaluate the securities. A lawyer representing the FHFA pointed to widespread misrepresentation of the quality of mortgage-backed securities on the part of banks leading up to the economic downturn and accused the banks of “deceit” and “colossal incompetence.”The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Director of Marketing and Outreach in the Homeownership Preservation Office, Carol Lambert, has announced that she will no longer work in that capacity effective Friday, April 10, and instead is moving to another position within Treasury. Lambert was instrumental in starting Treasury’s Making Home Affordable Program in 2009, which the government began in response to the devastating financial crisis of 2008 and to help families avoid foreclosure. She has continued to promote the program for the last six years, during which time MHA has helped more than one and a half million families. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily April 13, 2015 617 Views in Featured, Media, Webcasts Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

CIC Rejects RTI Plea Seeking Rahul Gandhi’s Religion And Passport Details [Read Order]

first_imgRTICIC Rejects RTI Plea Seeking Rahul Gandhi’s Religion And Passport Details [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 May 2020 8:07 AMShare This – xThe Central Information Commission has dismissed an appeal filed by an RTI applicant who had sought personal information such as religion and passport details of the Congress Leader and Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi. The following queries were made before the External Affairs Ministry by Dr. Sanjeev Goel. As the ministry refused to answer his queries, he had approached the CIC…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 Central Information Commission has dismissed an appeal filed by an RTI applicant who had sought personal information such as religion and passport details of the Congress Leader and Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi. The following queries were made before the External Affairs Ministry by Dr. Sanjeev Goel. As the ministry refused to answer his queries, he had approached the CIC in appeal. How many passports have been issued by any Government in the world to Mr. Rahul Gandhi or alias, if any, bearing photograph of Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, India? If more than one passport has been issued bearing his photograph, address and details of all passports be provided. What was his religion at the time of birth? What is his religion by virtue of his faith at present?” The appellant contended that he has a right to know the religion of  Rahul Gandhi who is a public figure and considering the public interest in the matter, the information pertaining to his passport details and religion should be disclosed to him, as no exemption is applicable in this case. The ministry contended that disclosure of the information sought would cause unwarranted invasion of the third party’s privacy and no any larger public interest is involved in the matterThe Commissioner Neeraj Kumar Gupta, referred to various Supreme Court and High Court judgments on the scope of the provisions of Section 8(1)(j) of the Right To Information Act. Section 8 provides that information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has not relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer or the appellate authority, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information The contentions put forth by the appellant with regards to ‘public interest’ element on the premise of Mr. Rahul Gandhi being a public figure does not stand a chance for disclosure of his personal information such as religion and passport details. Furthermore, the appellant has also failed to substantiate that the information sought is in line with the proviso appended to Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005. Hence, in the absence of any larger public interest in the matter, this Commission comes to a conclusion that the information sought by the appellant qualifies to be the ‘personal information’ of third party which is exempted under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005 and therefore, it cannot be provided to the appellant. Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Oxford sweethearts book storms China

first_imgA book about an Anglo-Chinese couple who met at Oxford University in the 1930s has become a surprising hit in China.It tells the story of Gladys Tyler, the first graduate in Chinese from Oxford and Yang Xianyi, who was sent to study in England by his family. The two survived purges and imprisonment to finally become admired translators of classics.Because of the couple’s defiance of the government, the biography is officially banned in China. However, underground copies and internet editions are circulating widely among young readers.last_img read more

Join the VCSO at the Guns and Hoses IX Charity Boxing Event April 09,…

first_imgA message from Sheriff Dave Wedding….Over the past nine years the 911 Gives Hope Guns and Hoses event has raised over $750,000 to benefit children with disabilities in our community. This phenomenal success could not have been achieved without the overwhelming support of our community.On behalf of the entire Sheriff’s Office, I wish to thank all of the sheriff’s deputies, confinement officers, police officers, emergency medical service members and firefighters who will participate in the upcoming Guns and Hoses charity boxing event.Each of these men and women will bravely step into the ring in order to benefit area children. Being a public safety professional requires the acceptance of personal risk and sacrifice for the greater good. Whether they are in or out of the ring, this year’s fighters exemplify this ideal by putting others first. I hope you will join me in cheering these heroes on.Event Time: Saturday, April 09, 2016 @ 7:00pmLocation: The Ford Center – 1 SE MLK Jr. Blvd Evansville, INTicket Information: http://www.thefordcenter.com/events/viewall/details/?event_id=155Pictured above (left to right): Sheriff Dave Wedding, Officer Shelly Wallace, Deputy Andrew Guth, Officer Andrew Dile, Officer James Trapp and Officer Heather Riggs. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more