Maurie Fa’asavalu makes a punishing big hit on Ian Humphreys

first_imgTuesday Jan 26, 2016 Maurie Fa’asavalu makes a punishing big hit on Ian Humphreys Oyonnax loose forward Maurie Fa’asavalu made this crunching hit on Ulster’s Ian Humphreys on the weekend, further adding to his reputation as one of the hardest hitting players in the game today. Humphreys was visibly shaken and had to leave the field due to the impact.Samoan Fa’asavalu has been featured on RD before, the first time actually being in 2008 when he was demolished by Thomas Leuluai In 2013 the big man was actually on the receiving end of a Chris Ashton high shot, then two years ago Fa’asavalu crunched Andrea Masi with another brutal hit.This hit on Humpreys was equally bone-shuddering, and while the Ulsterman was able to shake it off eventually and even give a little wink and smile, he was still a little sore after the match.“All good!! Neck and back a bit stiff but nothing major” he tweeted when someone checked to see if he still had everything in tact.The hit was referred to the TMO but as you can see, it was perfectly legal.Ulster won the match 56-3. You can watch the highlights on page two of this postADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras …

first_imgSave this picture!© José Campos Architectural Photography+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officePitagoras GroupOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationGuimaraesHousingRefurbishmentRenovationRetailResidentialWoodPortugalPublished on April 04, 2015Cite: “Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Group” 04 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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: Pitagoras Group Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/612112/trovador-house-pitagoras-arquitectos Clipboard photographs:  José Campos Architectural PhotographyPhotographs:  José Campos Architectural PhotographySave this picture!© José Campos Architectural PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The project consists in a renovation of two buildings in the historic area of Guimarães, with the intent of using them for commercial spaces and renting apartments, altering the existing typology but keeping the original use. The buildings are located at “Largo do Trovador”, a transitioning area between the “Alameda de S. Dâmaso” and the “Couros” zone, for the most part this area still keeps the defining structure of its original urban characteristics.Save this picture!© José Campos Architectural PhotographyWith store space on the street floor and habitation space in the upper ones both buildings were right in line with the surroundings of their time, assuming an identity of urban eminency.Save this picture!© José Campos Architectural PhotographyThe main façade of the biggest building is made of granite masonry from the ground up until half of the first floors, from this point up until the top it’s made of wood and plaster, without any major decorative element. In the smallest one the same granite masonry was used on the ground floor, with the rest of the façade using a wood and plaster structure.Save this picture!© José Campos Architectural PhotographyA clear objective was to alter the existing typology to fulfill the needs of the present, transforming the habitation space in multiple apartments while keeping the ground floors for commercial use. This transformation was merely in typology and it didn’t affect either the volume, structure, construction characteristics, main façade, rooftops or original stair case of the building.Save this picture!SectionOn the top floor of the biggest building, where the grand living room of the original habitation was located, we preserved elements of recognized architectonic value. The interiors of the building suffered some transformations through the years, this time another interpretation was designed to respond to a predefined program.Save this picture!© José Campos Architectural PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessCarsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to LondonArchitecture NewsBuddy’s House / Sergey MakhnoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Guimaraes, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily “COPY” 2015 Year:  CopyApartments, Renovation•Guimaraes, Portugalcenter_img Projects Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras GroupSave this projectSaveRehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Group Year:  Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Group Photographs 2015 Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/612112/trovador-house-pitagoras-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Casa Elíptica / Mário Martins Atelier

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806714/casa-eliptica-mario-martins-atelier Clipboard Manufacturers: Catalano, Chainlight, Cifre cerâmicas, Cortizo, Daikin, Grohe, Guardian Glass, J.Dias, Sanindusa, “Guardian”, Beissier, Sonnenkraft, Technoloje, TexsaCollaboration:Sónia Fialho, Rui Duarte, Nuno Colaço, Sara Silva, Rui SantosConstrutor:Ilha & Ilha, LdaCity:LuzCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Elliptical House is the result of an idea. It is based on a geometric shape and a volume sculpted by the landscape. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGA balance was sought between fullness and emptiness, weight and airiness, light and shade, or, the object and its image. It is a relationship between the real and the imagined, between physical and virtual spaces. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWith its elliptical base, the house is deliberately sculptural and organic. It is shaped by the wind and the sea that wants to embrace the wide floating oval which subtly delimits the central patio of the house. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIt is important to establish a subtle connection with the house next to it, to the east. A contemporary, dynamic balance was reached, and the same intense white is used in practically all the houses on this gentle, sunny slope. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!PlantasSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIt is in this ambience that the house should be experienced, without being aware of where the house begins and ends. The fluidity and lightness of its organic design reflects natural shapes, thus defining the house architecturally in its natural setting. And that is the intention for when the building work is completed.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessUniversité Mohammed VI Polytechnique / Ricardo BofillSelected ProjectsShishka Bar / IITM ArchitectSelected Projects Share Houses Projects 2014 Architects: Mário Martins Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806714/casa-eliptica-mario-martins-atelier Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMário Martins AtelierOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLuzPortugalPublished on March 09, 2017Cite: “Casa Elíptica / Mário Martins Atelier” [Casa Elíptica / Mário Martins Atelier] 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 stream Casa Elíptica / Mário Martins Ateliercenter_img Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Casa Elíptica / Mário Martins AtelierSave this projectSaveCasa Elíptica / Mário Martins Atelier Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 42 Share Portugal “COPY” Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Copy•Luz, Portugallast_img read more

Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architects

first_imgArchDaily Tom Verschueren, David Driesen, Valerie Lonnoy, Veerle Delaunay, Gert-Jan Schulte Lead Architects: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933933/site-apostolinnen-dmva-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933933/site-apostolinnen-dmva-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Bart Gosselin+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  1400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHousing, Renovation•Mechelen, Belgium Photographs City:MechelenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bart GosselinText description provided by the architects. Site Apostolinnen is a project combination of new building, renovation and restoration. The client asked dmvA initially about the possibilities of the site where his bed factory was located. Based on archaeological research, a non-binding master plan was made that divided the site into different housing units. In the middle of the site was the ‘Somerhuys’ (‘Summer house’), of which dmvA did the restoration as a first assignment. Later the entire master plan was taken into option by the client and dmvA became the engine behind the project ‘Site Apostolinnen’.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinIn the 20th century, the old convent site was transformed into a fully packed plot on which almost nothing of its original history was found. It was important for dmvA to bring back the genius loci of the site, and respect and recover its historical elements.Save this picture!DiagramThe site is located between the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat, the Lange Nieuwstraat, and the narrow Tessestraat. According to historical research, many streets and alleys have disappeared since the Middle Ages. dmvA decided to bring back the alleys by cleaning out the inner area of the site. In this way, the historical volumes are given space and thus shown again. New outdoor spaces are created that make the inner area liveable.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinSave this picture!© Bart GosselinIn the middle of the site is the Somerhuys from the 17th century located. According to the research, this building only used the sun as a heat source. Now all the windows are still facing the south. The house has been restored and is now used as a private home. As an extension of the central Somerhuys, the worker’s house from the 20th century is situated at the Tesssestraat. This building is now a guest house in the private garden of the Somerhuys. Behind the Somerhuys is a Warehouse from the 18th century situated, which was a part of the convent of the Apostolins. The building is now divided into 8 studios for students.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinSave this picture!Level 1 floor planSave this picture!© Bart GosselinIn the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat there are two 19th century buildings with commercial spaces on the ground floor. Six residential units have been installed behind and above the shops, including a new building with two triplex houses. The new building serves as a catalyst for the entire site: it is a brick monolith with external staircases that, in combination with the alleys and the patios, ensure new circulation on the site. Next to the new building there is a restored bay window house from the 18th century, which also houses a triplex house.Save this picture!© Bart GosselinProject gallerySee allShow less10 Iconic Buildings that Changed Our Perception in Raw MaterialsArticlesArtist Residence / Pía MendaroSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mechelen, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architectscenter_img Harry Hendrickx, FDT Construct + AB nv Belgium Year:  Contractor: 2018 Housing Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architectsSave this projectSaveSite Apostolinnen / dmvA architects Architects: dmvA architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Bart Gosselin “COPY” CopyAbout this officedmvA architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationMechelenOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on February 18, 2020Cite: “Site Apostolinnen / dmvA architects” 18 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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New CEO at Family Planning Association

She will take up her new position in January 2008. Howard Lake | 6 August 2007 | News Julie Bentley has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of sexual health charity, fpa (Family Planning Association). She will replace Anne Weyman OBE, who after 11 years will retire as the head of fpa at the end of December 2007.Bentley joins from The Suzy Lamplugh Trust where she is Chief Executive Officer.Commenting on the appointment Ian Plaistowe, Chairman of fpa, said: “Julie is an effective leader with an impressive track record of strategic planning and financial management. Her enthusiastic approach and strong communication skills will benefit the entire organisation and help lead fpa into the next phase of its development.” Advertisement New CEO at Family Planning Association  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people read more

Lawmakers Want Limits on Trading in Energy

first_img SHARE Home Energy Lawmakers Want Limits on Trading in Energy By Gary Truitt – Mar 6, 2012 Dozens of House and Senate Democrats are blaming speculative trading in energy futures as being a major factor behind the run-up in gasoline prices. The 23 Senators and 45 Representatives have sent a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission underscoring how gas prices have soared to the top of the political agenda on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail. They are asking for limits on speculative trading in energy futures markets. Previous articlePork Checkoff Honors 2011 Pork Industry Environmental StewardsNext articleEthanol Leaders Say its Time Gary Truitt Lawmakers Want Limits on Trading in Energy The letter from lawmakers states, “It is one of your primary duties, indeed, perhaps your most important, to ensure that the prices Americans pay for gasoline and heating oil are fair, and that the markets in which prices are discovered operate free from fraud, abuse and manipulation.” Facebook Twitter SHARE Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RSF urges Indonesia to lift ban on French reporter Cyril Payen

first_imgNews to go further Help by sharing this information News January 11, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF urges Indonesia to lift ban on French reporter Cyril Payen IndonesiaAsia – Pacific IndonesiaAsia – Pacific News Organisation Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Receive email alerts News RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Follow the news on Indonesia A Bangkok-based reporter specializing in Southeast Asia, Payen was able to visit West Papua in mid-2015 after obtaining all the necessary authorizations before setting off.But the French ambassador in Jakarta was summoned to the Indonesian foreign ministry after Payen’s documentary, entitled “Forgotten war of the Papuas,” was broadcast on 18 October.Indonesian officials in Bangkok then told Payen in November that he was now persona non grata in Indonesia. And finally, he was notified last week that his request for a visa to make another documentary had been turned down.“We firmly condemn this flagrant violation of media freedom and this discrimination against an independent journalist who has committed no crime,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“President Joko Widodo has hereby demonstrated that his election promise to open up West Papua to foreign journalists was pure deception. We urge him to keep this promise and to let foreign journalists do their job without having to fear surveillance, censorship or reprisals by the authorities.”Foreign journalists and NGOs were long denied access to West Papua, which was forcibly annexed by the Indonesian armed forces 50 years ago. Two French journalists, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, were arrested while preparing a report there in August 2014. After being held for more than two months, they were sentenced on 24 October 2014 to two and a half months in prison for violating Indonesia’s immigration law.It was under the same draconian law, which RSF has repeatedly condemned, that two British journalists, Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, were sentenced to two and a half months in prison on 3 November 2015 for violating the terms of their visas.They had already spent more than 150 days in police custody when they were finally sentenced. Travelling on tourist visas, they were arrested by the Indonesian navy on 28 May 2015 while filming a reenactment of pirates attacking an oil tanker for a documentary commissioned by National Geographic.Indonesia is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. November 19, 2020 Find out more August 21, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Indonesian government’s refusal to let French journalist Cyril Payen visit Indonesia following the documentary he made about West Papua, the Indonesian half of the island of New Guinea, that France 24 broadcast last October. RSF points out that Indonesian President Joko Widodo promised to allow foreign reporters to visit West Papua. August 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Storm Lorenzo update for Limerick

first_img Previous articleThe (hypothetical) AlternativeNext articleOpen House will uncover Limerick architectural treasures Meghann Scully Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowMet Éireannstormstorm lorenzoweather WhatsAppcenter_img LimerickNewsStorm Lorenzo update for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 3, 2019 1708 Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryMet Éireann has issued an ORANGE Wind Warning for Limerick.The warning is valid between Thursday 03 Oct from 6pm to Friday 04 Oct at 3am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council are monitoring the situation closely.Due to wind and heavy rainfall there is a chance of flooding in locations with temporary flood defences being deployed.Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions. Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage.In addition, there are two YELLOW warnings from wind and rain affecting the whole country. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

PERRYMAN: U.S.-Mexico Border region symbiotic relationship is often not well understood

first_img Twitter Pinterest PERRYMAN: U.S.-Mexico Border region symbiotic relationship is often not well understood Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: The cost of raising kids, batteries not includedNext articleMATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 23 through Feb. 28 admin Twitter By admin – March 4, 2018 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. While rich in economic diversity, the vast border region between the United States and Mexico shares many complex and inextricable linkages. Geographic proximity and centuries of interaction have brought a unique social, familial, cultural, and economic melding that transcends the two countries. In particular, since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the mid-1990s, the level of economic interaction has increased markedly.We recently conducted an in-depth study of the border region (more on that in future columns). One fact that is abundantly clear is that future quality of life and prosperity in the U.S.-Mexico border region (and, in fact, throughout both nations) depends on proactive efforts and working together to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities. Here are some facts about the region.The U.S.-Mexico border is almost 2,000 miles in length and includes 10 states: the U.S. states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas and the Mexico states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. If the area were a single country, it would be among the five largest economies in the world. Nearly 97 million people live in the region, almost 76 million of them in the United States and more than 21 million in Mexico.The Mexican population tends to be younger, with a median age of 27 (compared to 38 in the United States). A higher proportion of the Mexican population has only completed high school/compulsory education, while the United States has a larger population that has started or completed post-secondary education.There is a wide disparity between the average monthly household income and expenditures in the United States compared to Mexico. Although average monthly income in the United States is much higher, the cost of living in Mexico is lower (though a substantial gap remains). The access to technology also varies widely, with far more people in the United States having access to computers and the Internet than in Mexico.Both the United States and Mexico are approaching or at full employment. Unemployment in the United States has been trending in the range of 4 percent, with an even lower rate of less than 3.5 percent in Mexico. Both nations’ unemployment follows the general trend of peaking in 2009 following the financial crisis and has now recovered to pre-crisis levels.The United States has a higher overall labor participation rate. The disparity is due to Mexico’s significantly lower participation rate among women (about 43 percent compared to over 57 percent in the United States). Mexico has a notably higher participation rate among men, largely reflecting the fact that Mexico’s population is younger and therefore a greater proportion of the population is of working age. Employment in Mexico tends to be concentrated in manufacturing industries, particularly in the border states.There are 48 border crossings between the United States and Mexico, organized administratively into 26 ports of entry (POE). According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2016, 5.8 million trucks crossed the border into the United States, 2.1 million of them at Laredo, Texas. More than 10,400 trains entered the United States, containing 508,300 loaded rail containers, 487,100 empty rail containers, and nearly 14,500 passengers. About 88 percent of train crossings into the United States occurred along the Texas-Mexico border, primarily through Laredo and Eagle Pass.There were also approximately 181,300 buses and 75.6 million personal vehicles that entered the United States from Mexico in 2016, for a total of 143.0 million passengers. The largest number of buses crossed at Laredo, Texas (41,900), though San Ysidro-Tijuana (13.7 million) and El Paso-Ciudad Juárez (12.5 million) had the most personal vehicle crossings. Nearly 42.2 million pedestrians also crossed the border into the United States. The busiest crossings were the San Ysidro-Tijuana and the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez, with 7.4 million and 7.0 million pedestrians in 2016, respectively.The large numbers of vehicles, trucks, trains, and pedestrians crossing the border each year are a clear sign of the strong ties between the United States and Mexico. In addition, the two nations are among each other’s top trading partners. Many issues affecting one country also affect the other, such as security concerns, infrastructure, and border crossing efficiency. At the same time, the differences between the two present opportunities to work together to improve conditions for all through increased integration and enhanced cooperation. This symbiotic relationship is often not well understood, especially in areas distant from the border, but it is an integral part of the economies of both the United States and Mexico. Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

‘Life & Its Consumption Includes Necessary Hygiene & Sanitation’: Allahabad High Court In Plea For Construction Of Ladies’ Toilets In Police Stations

first_imgNews Updates’Life & Its Consumption Includes Necessary Hygiene & Sanitation’: Allahabad High Court In Plea For Construction Of Ladies’ Toilets In Police Stations Akshita Saxena17 Feb 2021 5:03 AMShare This – x”Life and its consumption includes necessary hygiene and sanitation. In absence of adequate facilities to meet essential human requirements, life cannot be led with dignity”, observed the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday. The observation was made by a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery while hearing a PIL filed by certain…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?Login”Life and its consumption includes necessary hygiene and sanitation. In absence of adequate facilities to meet essential human requirements, life cannot be led with dignity”, observed the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday. The observation was made by a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery while hearing a PIL filed by certain law students, seeking direction to the Uttar Pradesh Government to ensure construction of ladies’ toilets in each Police Stations in the state. The Division Bench noted that the plea raises an “important issue” relating to availability of basic amenities at different police stations in the State of Uttar Pradesh for female police personnel and women accused. On a perusal of the petition, the Court noted that most of the police stations in the State of Uttar Pradesh are not having adequate amenities for female police personnel at their workplace and the conditions at the police stations situated in rural areas are much more bad. Concerned by the same, the Bench reminded the state authorities of the observations made by the Supreme Court in Virender Gaur & Ors. v. State of Haryana & Ors., (1995) 2 SCC 577. In this case, the Top Court had elucidated the link between right to life, human dignity and right to hygiene in the following words: “The word ‘environment’ is of broad spectrum which brings within its ambit “hygienic atmosphere and ecological balance.” It is, therefore, not only the duty of the State but also the duty of every citizen to maintain hygienic environment. The State, in particular has duty in that behalf and to shed its extravagant unbridled sovereign power and to forge in its policy to maintain ecological balance and hygienic environment. Article 21 protects right to life as a fundamental right. Enjoyment of life and its attainment including their right to life with human dignity encompasses within its ambit, the protection and preservation of environment, ecological balance free from pollution of air and water, sanitation without which life cannot be enjoyed. Any contra acts or actions would cause environmental pollution…Therefore, hygienic environment is an integral facet of right to healthy life and it would be impossible to live with human dignity without a humane and healthy environment.” Background The plea, inter alia, sought direction to the State Government to ensure that toilets are constructed in Police stations and they have all the necessary facilities like toiletries running water, electricity, fan, doorknob with keeping in view the privacy and dignity of women. When the matter was first heard on February 3, a Bench of Justices Jayant Banerji and Sanjay Yadav had directed the Standing Counsel appearing for the State Government to seek instructions and also place status report as to how many Police Stations in the State are not having toilets for women. On Wednesday, the Standing Counsel submitted that a complete project has been undertaken by the State of Uttar Pradesh to provide basic amenities to female police personnel and work in pursuance thereto is in progress. As per the proposed project, one toilet/washroom is to be constructed against four female employees. At 51 police stations, construction work is in progress to have toilets/washrooms for females. At 291 police stations, work for construction of visitors room is in progress. The visitors rooms are also having facility of toilet and washroom. At 394 police stations, approval has already been granted much back in the year 2001-02 to have a separate mahila police room with toilet. Thus, the Standing Counsel submitted that on completion of the project, female police personnel shall be having adequate facilities relating to washrooms, toilets, etc. No immediate Steps The Division Bench however expressed its dissatisfaction with the State’s response. It noted that the abovementioned proposed project has been pending finalization since long but no immediate steps are forthcoming to secure the rights of women employees or women accused. “So far as the project noticed above is concerned, we would like to state that the same is pending finalization since long. The issue before us is immediate availability of toilets/washrooms and other essential amenities for female police personnel at different police stations. Nothing has been stated in this regard on behalf of the State,” the Bench said. It has now granted 5 days’ time to the State to apprise the Court about the immediate steps being taken to meet the urgent requirement of having toilets at different police stations, with complete hygiene. The matter is listed for hearing on February 22, 2021. Case Title: Anjali Pandey & Ors. v. State of UP & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more