Summer house on pillars / munkacsoport.net

first_img Houses Photographs:  Tamas BujnovszkyText description provided by the architects. The summer house, wedged into the hillside, turns toward Lake Balaton with its large panoramic windows, while its terrace and pillared volume stretch into the zone of the surrounding fir trees. Proportioned after the tree-trunks, the pillars lift the building’s frontal volume up to the tree’s crown range, hence integrating the house into its natural environment.Save this picture!© Tamas BujnovszkyThe architecture in the region around the Lake Balaton is determined by the Building Regulation made in the middle of the 20th century, which is still in force and requires a traditional, pitched roof house types on the hilly northern side, while proposes characteristic solutions and modern forms on the flat southern lakeside. From this point of view the current plot is situated on the border but the architects of munkacsoport.net succeeded to get through their flat roof architectural program fitting to the modernist movement.Save this picture!© Tamas BujnovszkyThe summer house’s shape and concept was influenced by the pine trees standing on the site: the designers decided upon keeping the trees and drew the outlines of the terraces and the building itself among the tree-trunks. Save this picture!© Tamas BujnovszkyAs Tamas Bulcsu and Eva Fortvingler put it: “The thinning forest’s trees on the site were important elements of our concept: going between the trees shaped the volume and the trunks’ gray, slender figures inspired the pillars’ ratio. The tight connection between the building and the landscape wash away the frontiers between being inside and outside.” Save this picture!© Tamas BujnovszkyThe arrangement follows the region’s summer houses traditional interiors: the communal spaces can be found on the ground floor; meanwhile the bedrooms on the first floor offer intimacy to the owners and the guests. As the core of the house, the chimney’s volume serves as an outdoor grill on the terrace and as a fireplace in the living room. But the traditional arrangement is supplemented by an unusual element: the architects created an elongated space standing on pillars suitable as a viewpoint and good for practicing meditation. This space provides the summer house with an experience of a floating space.Save this picture!Plan01Project gallerySee allShow lessPerry Chapman Prize CompetitionArticlesExpress Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus / Andrew BrombergArticles Share Hungary Year:  “COPY” Architects: munkacsoport.net Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/253411/summer-house-on-pillars-allhitecture Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Tamas Bujnovszky+ 26 Share 2009 Area:  122 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/253411/summer-house-on-pillars-allhitecture Clipboard Summer house on pillars / munkacsoport.net Projects CopyAbout this officemunkacsoport.netOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBalatonkeneseHousesHungaryPublished on July 15, 2012Cite: “Summer house on pillars / munkacsoport.net” 15 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?柱子上的夏季住宅 / munkacsoport.net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 CopyHouses•Balatonkenese, Hungary Summer house on pillars / munkacsoport.netSave this projectSaveSummer house on pillars / munkacsoport.net ArchDailylast_img read more

Fighting gentrification in New York City

first_imgImani HenryThe following is adapted from a WW interview with Imani Henry, of Equality for Flatbush, on the struggle against gentrification in Brooklyn, N.Y.Brooklyn is definitely ground zero for gentrification in New York City. Gentrification is a global issue. My hometown of Boston is now considered the most gentrified city with the highest rents in the country. San Francisco has priced and pushed out Black, Latino and Latina, and Asian folks for close to a decade. Oakland has a fierce battle with gentrification raging. So does L.A. The bottom line is that Brooklyn is not alone. Many cities are being devastated by rampant gentrification.Specific to Brooklyn is that rents have gone up by outrageous degrees in neighborhoods where the average median income is under $35,000 a year. People in largely migrant neighborhoods are being priced and pushed out by the thousands. The New York Times reported a 400 percent increase in foreclosures. Many white folks who don’t know Bedford-Stuyvesant’s long history as a center of Black culture and revolutionary politics are moving in.Increased tenant, police harassment We see increased tenant harassment in Brooklyn — everything from landlords denying people gas for 3 to 18 months, to getting checks and then taking people to court for nonpayment, to using people’s immigration, racial or gender status against them.We’re currently fighting a landlord who refuses to make repairs for long-term tenants in order to force them out — and then overcharges new tenants. If you just moved to Brooklyn in the last five years and you’re in a rent-stabilized apartment, chances are you’re being overcharged $300 to $400.Tenant harassment is coupled with police harassment. We’ve been able to prove that since 2012, rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods have had high rates of “stop and frisk” profiling. “Broken window” policing has meant summonses for everything from riding bikes on the sidewalk, walking between subway cars, speeding on a platform and being in a park after dusk.“Driving while Black or Brown.” We do so much work trying to stop the level of tickets and summonses written to drivers of color. A checkpoint is set up and a quota set. We have captured video showing harassment of young people. We’ve also documented plenty of white people drinking or smoking on the subway without getting any tickets. There is clearly a double standard for people of color and migrants moving in or trying to live or stay in Brooklyn. Landlords refuse to rent or sell to people of color, and at the same time the police are doing everything in their power to push people out of Brooklyn. We’re back to Jim Crow segregation in New York City.Imani Henry assulted at Mayor’s hearing.On March 23, the mayor’s housing plan was approved by the City Council. This plan leaves out a large percentage of the people of New York, especially families of color who can no longer afford to live in the city. Some 25 percent of the people here make $25,000 and under a year. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan specifically allows rezoning of peoples and communities. We are sitting in our neighborhoods thinking to ourselves: “We want more skyscrapers? That’s what New York City needs? We need more luxury apartments?” Only a small percentage of housing goes toward low-income units. In our own neighborhoods we are considered minorities.People who can afford market-rate apartments become the majority in a building. That is ridiculous. The vast majority of the people who live in New York City are low- to middle-income. We should have the majority of the housing.The housing crisis means that 80 percent of the people spend all their money and resources on paying rent. It is time to have rent regulation universally in New York. The vast majority of people live in unregulated housing, and we should turn that around. We don’t need new condos and luxury developments. What we need is real affordable housing for everyone. We’re seeing people new to New York City who don’t know their rights and don’t know they’re in a rent-stabilized apartment. They’ve been told lies like “You’re getting preferential rent,” so they think they’re getting a deal. But the truth of the matter is that the landlord is ready to jack up the rent on them at any time. Part of rent stabilization is having a lease with succession rights and repairs that are covered by the landlord. When you’re an unregulated tenant, you’re at the mercy of your landlord. People with big apartments whose rent is low because they have a lease and have been there for 30 years are being taken to landlord-tenant court. Sometimes they are elders in hospice care who have younger relatives living with them to take care of their dying loved ones.Developers and the de Blasio administrationAt the end of the day the de Blasio administration is beholden to the developers. Capitalism is about profit. Progressive journalist Aaron Cantu has written about the developers behind de Blasio’s pro-gentrification housing plan. Our community boards must be elected and have veto power because the borough president, who is in many cases tied to real estate money, appoints a community board that then is beholden to him and not to the community. The developers then come to our neighborhoods and get licenses to build. The mayor has made it easier for them to rezone our neighborhoods.The Equality for Flatbush campaign is partnered with large, affordable housing tenant groups and small grass-roots groups. More protests are being planned. We will be launching a campaign demanding elected community boards. Groups are bringing lawsuits against community boards and the city administration for their role in tenant harassment and discrimination. We must turn the tide around and make sure that tenants, homeowners, small businesses, people of color, migrants, LGBTQ people, elders, people living with AIDS, disabled people and victims of domestic abuse — all can stay in their homes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Government funding for Shannon Airport and rail network “very good news”…

first_img“The forthcoming National Economic Plan will provide for any further appropriate measures to safeguard strategic regional connectivity and the resilience of the aviation sector.  Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsGovernment funding for Shannon Airport and rail network “very good news” for LimerickBy Staff Reporter – November 11, 2020 322 “The funding package will also include an Airport Charges Rebate Scheme, at an estimated cost of €20m, for January to March 2021, subject to State Aid approval from the EU Commission.“This is one of the recommendations made by the Task Force forAviation Recovery and will support the retention of core connectivity through the Winter season.  “I had met with Government Ministers in recent weeks and emphasised the importance of further Government assistance for Shannon Airport and I am delighted that they have now delivered for the airport.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement “This injection of money will hopefully help Shannon return to being a thriving airport again, helping to drive the economy of Limerick and the Mid-West.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WILLIE O’Dea TD said, “There was some very good news for Shannon Airport today as the Government have allocated further operational and capital funding supports of €22m for Shannon and Cork airports, which is in addition to the €10m in capital funding announced in Budget 2021. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Previous articleWATCH: Peter O’Mahony discusses the new breed of Irish backrowers and debutantsNext articleWATCH: Donovan looks to maintain his 100% record as he weighs in for tonight’s Fight Night Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie “The Government have also agreed to fund a feasibility study to look at connecting Shannon to the rail network via a spur to Sixmilebridge on the Limerick to Galway rail line.last_img read more

European clubs’ head fears pandemic losses of up to $10BN

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook European clubs’ head fears pandemic losses of up to $10BN Previous articleOSHKOSH CORPORATION REPORTS FISCAL 2021 FIRST QUARTER RESULTSNext articleThe Joy Factory Rolls Out First Product in aXtion Extreme Series Designed for Hazardous Work Environments Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Local News WhatsApp European football teams face losing up to $10 billion due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest forecast of the umbrella organization for clubs on the continent. Supporters have been kept out of stadiums in Europe’s main leagues longer than anticipated as the second wave of COVID-19 cases has devastated the continent. Andrea Agnelli, the Juventus chairman who leads the European Club Association, said it would be “extremely difficult” to see spectators being allowed back in this season. There have also been rebates to broadcasters and sponsors due to the pandemic after some leagues, including France, were abandoned last season and others paused for up to three months. “When I look at the best information I’ve had so far, we’re looking at a bottom-line loss for the industry in the region of €6.5 billion ($7.9 billion) to €8.5 billion ($10.3 billion) for the combined two years,” Agnelli said on a News Tank Football virtual event on Wednesday. Italy — like England — had brought a small number of fans back into some stadiums but had to prohibit access again as part of a national effort to contain the resurgence of coronavirus cases. There are concerns about the financial impact on the value of broadcast rights to games. “About 360 clubs (in Europe) will need cash injections, whether it’s debt or equity within those two years, for an amount of €6 billion ($7.2 billion),” Agnelli said. Just as the ECA is in talks with UEFA about the distribution of Champions League revenue, Agnelli is painting a gloomier picture of the state of club finances than Deloitte. The accountancy firm reported this week that the top 20 revenue-generating clubs lost around €1.1 billion ($1.3 billion) last season and their turnover could drop by €2 billion ($2.4 billion) in this campaign. “The revenue that’s been missed out on is driven by the lack of fans in the stadium, the lack of interaction on a match day — fans spending in the club shop and buying food and drink — and there is an element that relates to revenue that broadcasters have either clawed back (or deferred) to next year,” said Tim Bridge of Deloitte. ——— More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP—Sportslast_img read more

Tanaiste to deliver John Hume Lecture at MacGill Summer School

first_img The Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore will this evening deliver the 12th annual John Hume Lecture on the opening night of the MacGill Summer school in Glenties.Over the course of the next week, discussions will take place on the report in to the deaths of 196 young people in state care, corruption in public life and the future of the Catholic church in Ireland.Frances Ambassodor to Ireland officially launches the event later this evening.Donal Kavanagh has more details:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/donalMACGILL.mp3[/podcast]A full programe of events for the summer school is available HERE Twitter By News Highland – July 22, 2012 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img News Tanaiste to deliver John Hume Lecture at MacGill Summer School RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleViolence in Derry for a third successive nightNext articleDonegal make history with back to back Ulster Titles News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Donegal family in Euromillions win

first_imgNews WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+ Twitter A family group of five from Co Donegal has collected a EuroMillions PLUS win of €500,000 from last Friday’s draw.The group wishes to keep their win private, and are not revealing where they are from. However, the National Lottery is confirming the winning €12 Quick Pick ticket was bought at the Esso Service Station, Laghey, on Thursday last. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp By News Highland – December 2, 2009 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Donegal family in Euromillions win 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMatchmaker boss ordered to hand over clients informationNext articleDonegal based asylum seeker admits Dublin arson threat News Highland last_img read more

NBSA Directs Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24 And India TV To Comply With Its Order To Air Apologies For Insensitive Reporting On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death

first_imgTop StoriesNBSA Directs Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24 And India TV To Comply With Its Order To Air Apologies For Insensitive Reporting On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Oct 2020 10:27 PMShare This – xThe News Broadcasting Standards Authority has directed electronic news channels, Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24 and India TV to comply with its Order to air an apology for insensitive reporting and sensationalizing the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Authority had found them in violation of its Specific Guidelines vide order dated October 6, 2020, and had asked them to apologize…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 News Broadcasting Standards Authority has directed electronic news channels, Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24 and India TV to comply with its Order to air an apology for insensitive reporting and sensationalizing the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Authority had found them in violation of its Specific Guidelines vide order dated October 6, 2020, and had asked them to apologize in public, for the same. It was intimated that the text, date and time of the apology will be given to the broadcasters. Insensitive Reporting On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death: NBSA Imposes Rupees One Lakh Fine On AajTak, Asks Zee News, India TV And News24 To Apologize Now, the NBSA has directed: 1. Aaj Tak to air an apology on October 27 at 8 PM and to pay a fine of Rs. 1 Lakh for attributing fake tweets to the late actor and reporting them as his last tweets. Allegedly, Aaj Tak falsely reported on the fake tweets stating that Rajput posted three tweets which he later deleted on June 14, 2020, hours before his death, however, the channel later deleted the tweets and took down the article. Taking serious of the same, the authority had said, “the broadcaster should have conducted its due diligence and verification prior to telecasting/uploading the tweets and not subsequently, which due diligence is a basic tenet and requirement of journalistic ethics and telecasting the tweets without verification had the tendency of spreading misinformation amongst the public.” 2. Zee News, India TV and News 24 to air apologies for insensitive reporting of death of the late actor. Zee News has also been asked to air a public apology on October 27 for sensationalising the actor’s death (by running insensitive Tag Lines). 3. India TV to air public apology on October 27 for showing the late actor’s body. The authority found India TV to be in “egregious violation” of the NBSA Guidelines inasmuch as it repeatedly described in detail the colour of the lips of the body and the marks on the actor’s neck. It also allegedly showed the body covered in a cloth being carried out of the apartment, repeatedly. 4. News24 to air public apology on October 29 for insensitive and sensational coverage of the actor’s death. The Authority had found that the Taglines run by News 24 were “offensive and affect the dignity of the deceased” by indicating that Sushant had forgotten the anti-suicide message given by him in his movie Chhichhore. 5. ABP News to comply with the direction to remove objectionable videos of coverage of the actor’s death. In its order dated October 6, the NBSA had observed, “Undoubtedly, the media has the right of freedom of speech and expression. It also cannot be doubted that when wellknown public personality like Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide, not only it becomes a big news, but also a matter of discussion which can revolve around various complaints and hypothesis. Therefore, telecast of such programmes, per se, can neither be discouraged nor criticized. The freedom of speech and expression comprises not only the right to express, publish and propagate information through circulation, but also to receive information. By disseminating information, media is facilitating the citizenry to avail this right.”BREAKING : News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) directs AajTak @aajtak ,Zee News @ZeeNews, India TV @indiatvnews & News 24 @News24 to air apologies for violating journalistic norms while reporting death of #SushantSinghRajput.Details of orders in the thread below : https://t.co/ehIQPk0xyK— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 23, 2020 Click Here To Download Order [Aaj Tak]Next Storylast_img read more

Breaking: Calcutta HC Stays Special CBI Court’s Order Granting Bail To TMC Leaders Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee & Sovan Chatterjee

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Calcutta HC Stays Special CBI Court’s Order Granting Bail To TMC Leaders Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee & Sovan Chatterjee Sparsh Upadhyay17 May 2021 10:24 AMShare This – xIn a significant development, hearing the matter on Monday night, the Calcutta High Court stayed the order of Special CBI court, which granted bail to two TMC Ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, TMC MLA Madan Mitra and former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee in the infamous Narada case.A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajnish Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee passed the stay order on an application filed by the CBI seeking transfer of trial citing the dharna staged by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee against the arrest of TMC ministers.Advertisement The High Court noted the submissions made by Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta that the law minister of the State went to the court where the accused were to be presented, along with a crowd of 2000-3000 supporters, who remained in the court throughout the proceedings.The Solicitor General said, “It is a case in which there is total failure of rule of law”.Taking note of these submissions, the High Court observed :Advertisement “The Law Minister remained in the court complex throughout the day till the arguments were heard. In these facts and circumstances if any order is passed by the Court the same will not have faith and confidence of the people in the system of administration of justice”.The High Court added :”Confidence of the people in the justice system will be eroded in case such types of incidents are allowed to happen in the matters where political leaders are arrested and are to be produced in the court. People may have a feeling that it is not rule of law which prevails but it is a mob which has an upper hand and especially in a case where it is led by the Chief Minister of the State in the office of CBI and by the Law Minister of the State in the Court Complex”.Advertisement Advertisement It, therefore, stayed the order of special CBI court and ordered that the arrested leaders be kept in judicial custody. Advocate General for the State of WB submitted that CBI officers were provided full protection by the local police for discharge of their duty. There is no official complaint filed by the CBI with the police about any incident. The AG also said that a proper application for transfer in terms of Section 407 of the Code of Criminal Procedure has not been filed by the CBI.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The High Court however said that the situation prevailing in the trial court, as pointed out by the Solicitor General, was sufficient to take cognizance of the matter for consideration of issue regarding transfer of trial.”We are not touching the merits of the controversy but the manner in which pressure was sought to be put will not inspire confidence of the people in the rule of law. As during the period when the arguments were heard, the order was passed by the Court below, we deem it appropriate to stay thatorder and direct that the accused person shall be treated to be in judicial custody till further orders. The authority in whose custody they are kept shall ensure that they have all medical facilities available as are required and they are treated in terms of the provisions of the Jail Manual”, the HC said in its order.The matter will be considered for further hearing tomorrow, May 19.The Court began its order by referring to the “extra-ordinary situation” of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Law Minister Moloy Ghatak leading a large mob of supporters to protest the CBI’s arrest of four TMC leaders.”This court has been called upon to deal with an extra-ordinary situation where Chief Minister of the State can sit on a dharna outside the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (for short, ‘CBI’)along with her supporters,which had investigated the case and was to present a charge-sheet in court against the accused who are senior party leaders of the party in power in the State, some of them being Ministers. Not only this, the Law Minister of the State was present in Court where the accused were to be presented along with mob of 2000 to 3000 supporters”, the Court said in the order. #JustIn”This court has been called upon to deal with an extraordinary situation where Chief Minister of the State can sit on a dharna outside the office”: #CalcuttaHighCourt while staying bail given to West Bengal ministers and leaders arrested by CBI#NaradaScam pic.twitter.com/KLKpqs2nN9— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 17, 2021 Earlier today,a Special CBI court [City Sessions Court, Bichar Bhawan, Calcutta] on Monday (May 17) granted interim bail two ministers of Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, a TMC MLA and a former Kolkata mayor in the infamous Narada scam case. Judge Anupam Mukherjee granted bail to All India Trinamool Congress leaders and Ministers, Firhad Hakim @ Bobby Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, TMC MLA Madan Mitra and former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee.Earlier today, they were arrested in connection with the Narada sting operation, which allegedly exposed cash for favors scam involving some of the top leaders of the Trinamool Congress. They were taken into custody and remanded to Judicial Custody till May 31, 2021. CBI Court’s OrderThe Court noted that as against the accused Madan Mitra, Firhad Hakim @ Bobby Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and Sovan Chatterjee, the investigation had been completed.Though there is a prayer for further investigation as against other FIR named accused persons but on behalf of the I.O. there is no prayer for CBI custody of the arrested persons noted the Court.On the other hand, the Court also took into account the judgment of the Apex Court, in which the Court had opined that the overcrowding of the accused in the prison might have an effect of the infection of the COVID-19 which should not be encouraged. Accordingly, the Court said that the Apex Court had directed the authorities concerned to decongest the prison for avoiding the infection in between the inmates.”Over and above when the purpose of investigation has already been completed as against the arrested persons Sir Madan Mitra, Firhad Hakim @ Bobby Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and Sovan Chatterjee and where there is no prayer for C.B.I custody for further interrogation, mere prayer for judicial custody can not be the ground for detention of the arrest persons”, ruled the Court.Considering all these aspects, the accused persons namely Madan Mitra, Firhad Hakim @ Bobby Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and Sovan Chatterjee were granted interim bail of Rs. 50000/- each with two sureties of Rs. 25000/- each.Click here to read/download the High Court orderTags#Narada Scam #CBI #Special CBI Court #Trinamool Congress Calcutta High Court CBI Court TMC Leaders Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Aker BP, Cognite to explore robotics in offshore oil and gas operations

first_img Boston Dynamics-developed quadruped robot, Spot, is one of the robots to be involved in the initiative. Credit: Aker BP. Norway-based oil exploration and development company Aker BP has entered into a partnership with global industrial artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm Cognite to explore the potential of robotics in the offshore oil and gas industry.Under the strategic partnership, the two companies will carry out several tests using robots and drones on the Skarv installation in the Norwegian Sea this year.According to Aker BP, the firms will test the robotics systems for their performance in autonomous inspection, high-quality data capture and, and automatic report generation.Other testing tasks may include aerial and underwater inspections and the system’s response to leaks.Cognite and Aker BP will focus on the use of robotics systems to perform safer, more efficient and sustainable offshore operations.Boston Dynamics-developed quadruped robot is involved in the initiativeBoston Dynamics-developed quadruped robot, Spot, is one of the robots that is involved in the initiative.The companies have already tested Spot’s mobility in simulated oil and gas environments. The test ensures that the system can operate in locations in the facilities that are difficult to access through traditional automation.Aker BP CEO Karl Johnny Hersvik said: “Digitalisation will be one of the differentiators between the oil companies of the world, in order to be able to deliver low cost and low emissions. Exploring the potential of robotics offshore underpin our digital journey.”Aker BP stated that Cognite’s cloud-based industrial data operations and intelligence platform Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) will serve as the data infrastructure for the initiative.The CDF software platform will provide open and unified industrial data model, allowing for easy access to enable analytical operations and data-driven decisions for humans and application.Cognite CEO John Markus Lervik said: “The key to Aker BP and Cognite’s robotics initiative is that it combines industry-leading hardware and software.“By ingesting data collected by robots into Cognite Data Fusion, Aker BP engineers will be able to see it in context with data from across the company’s operations and make data-driven decisions that improve efficiency and safety.”In August 2018, Aker BP had signed a data liberation contract with Cognite and Framo Services to increase the digitisation of the Ivar Aasen platform in the North Sea. The companies will focus on the use of robotics systems to offshore operations safer, more efficient and sustainablelast_img read more

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S GOT RELIGION?

first_imgTHE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S GOT RELIGION?                                                                   By Susan Stamper BrownApparently, the Democratic Party’s latest strategy to win the White House in 2016 is “Let’s pretend to be religious.”Now it’s all about Hillary’s faith, according to Democratic Party Vice Presidential hopeful Tim Kaine, who told a group in New Orleans that Hillary Clinton’s faith is at the “root of everything she does.” That’s quite a statement, considering all the years she’s been in the public’s eye.Most likely, though, Kaine was referring to Hillary’s attachment to the “Social Gospel.” The Social Gospel is a cheap counterfeit for the real thing that liberals conjured up to promote socialism while relieving people from any guilt associated with living life according to their own standards, not God’s. The Social Gospel crowd concentrates on scriptures that instruct us to help the poor and feed the hungry. They ignore the ones where Jesus told those he helped and fed to “go and sin no more.”But, here’s the rub. If liberals really wanted to do things the right way, they’d do it themselves and not pass personal responsibility off to the government. Jesus never said governments are an acceptable replacement for lazy, no-good followers who refuse to do what he asks.Obviously, Kaine was trying to paint Hillary in a softer, nicer light, while at the same time courting right-leaning anti-Trump evangelicals. It’s a political ploy. In May, Slate magazine ran a piece by Ruth Graham, “Can the Christian Left Be a Real Political Force?” — suggesting that Donald Trump’s rise in the GOP makes 2016 the perfect opportunity for the Democrat Party to win over anti-Trump evangelicals if they can find a way to lop their horns and replace them with halos to make them look like the “party of God.”What the author, Kaine and Democrat Party strategists fail to understand is that anti-Trump conservative Christians would never vote for Hillary. Nor will they be tricked by those bearing faux religion in the name of politics. Graham did her best to make a case for liberal Christianity, writing: “It must first be said that despite the empty pews, there’s reason to believe that liberal Christianity has been dormant, not dead.”In reality, those empty pews are what happens when we do things our way and cherry-pick the Gospel. Aa Pew poll rolled out last year found that mainline church denominations embracing the Social Gospel, like Hillary Clinton’s Methodist denomination, are in decline across the United States. In sharp contrast, the same Pew poll found that conservative Christian churches are vibrantly alive and growing.The Slate magazine author accidentally answered why “liberal Christianity” is little more than an oxymoron when she wrote: “There’s a cost associated with membership…churches that ask more from their followers tend to be stronger…Many progressive churches, by contrast barely demand a pinky toe…They don’t pressure me when I skip; the sermons rarely suggest it matters whether I believe the creeds…By contrast, when I visit conservative churches…they feel alive: People are there because they think it matters for their everyday lives and for their eternal souls.”Those churches “feel alive” because they are…alive. It’s impossible to be truly excited about something that isn’t there. And it’ll never be there if it’s about politics rather than a personal, saving faith. Graham concludes: “If there is to be a resurgent Christian left, it will need to learn a trick or two from the very movement [conservative Christian] that overtook it a generation ago.”Tricks cannot revive that which never existed in the first place. As C.S. Lewis wrote: “Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means…it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing.”It’s a slippery slope, that road to Hell we’re headed, that American politics has deteriorated to this.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more