Rayno Benjamin’s sneaky trip gets cautioned before he commits a blooper of note

first_imgThursday Aug 20, 2015 Rayno Benjamin’s sneaky trip gets cautioned before he commits a blooper of note Here is an interesting clip from Superport’s coverage of the Currie Cup in South Africa, and the game between the Cheetahs and Western Province. Rayno Benjamin attempted to kick/trip a player, but got spotted and was cautioned, which apparently means a yellow card.Most of us probably would have thought that the TMO in this case was referring to a warning, but the referee had little doubt and sent Benjamin to the sinbin straight away.He then absolutely bombed a try with the tryline in touching distance, and complained about it. It was certainly a rough afternoon out for the Springbok Sevens flyer, as explained by Supersport commentator and analyst, Kaunda Ntunja.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 RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny 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 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

16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officea/LTAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismUrban PlanningResidential ArchitectureHousesSocial HousingCharleville-MézièresHousesUrban PlanningFrancePublished on February 02, 2015Cite: “16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA” 02 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/591119/16-social-housing-units-urban-refurbishment-a-lta Clipboard “COPY” 16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTASave this projectSave16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA 16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA Urban Planning Save this picture!© Fabrice Dehoche+ 33 Share 2014 2014 Architects: a/LTA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/591119/16-social-housing-units-urban-refurbishment-a-lta Clipboard photographs:  Fabrice DehochePhotographs:  Fabrice DehocheConstruction Site:a/LTA Le Trionnaire, Tassot, Le Chapelain, AMA architectesEngineering:Zebra 3, Barthes BoisClient:Habitat 08Budget:1 408 000 € HTCity:Charleville-MézièresCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fabrice DehocheRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The installation site and more widely the Promenade de Warenne in the district of Manchester (urban refurbishment) in Charleville-Mézières, has exceptional qualities and very good views on very far landscape. The presence of luxuriant vegetation , the soft topography from North to South are typical of a site with particular specificities that it is better to respect, to emphasize through the architecture, the volumetry. Instinctively, we thought of centering views, of offering favorable orientations. From the outside, houses in strips are playing with the transparency, the porosities on the landscape. The vegetalized roofs are deleting the limit between constructed masses and distant surroundings.Save this picture!© Fabrice DehocheThe design of the project is based on a first intention: to offer a layout which is in harmony with the particularities of the territory. We shall work on a “landscape project” in continuity with the urban intentions of the sector ANRU (developed by the City of Charleville-Mézières and the urban planner François Daune). While respecting and integrating the intimacy of inhabitants, the project aims to offer a balance between the residents. It is pleasant and inviting and is generating meetings. The use of high-quality materials promotes the “ well-being together “. Our answer to the program means creation of collective practices and social link while respecting people’s autonomy.Save this picture!© Fabrice DehochePROJECT / INTENTIONS Our first intention on was to protect existing vegetation the site, while working on an architectural development in continuity with the urban intentions of the area (North / South pedestrian ways) and leaning on the school equipment (North of the site). So, the urban network is extended to the site and bends itself to welcome the program. Furthermore, we imagined this site, as a territory with its own urban rules. A principle of privative accesses by transverse alleys is created….Save this picture!© Fabrice DehocheAnother orientation was to work on the thickness / porosities, on sets of filters between units, gardens and common spaces. The project is adding 3 strips of two adjoining buildings separated by semipublic alleys. These constituted houses slide according to the limits on avenues Dehuz and Warenne. The alternation of the slopes of roofs constitutes the confirmation of this work in strips which opens on the sports plain of Warenne to the South of the site. Next the internal alleys a set of wooden grids (height of the ground floor 2.70m) filters the views and protects the gardens but allows the exchanges, the link between the neighbors.Save this picture!© Fabrice DehocheSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Fabrice DehocheFences in the South of gardens will gradually be colonized by luxuriant vegetation protective from the outer looks. Everything here is built on the same principles, on the same “vocabulary”. The wooden grids decline in regular interval the wooden skin’s blades of houses (one on two).and extend uninterrupted, integrating small doors of electric blocks. We dealt with the facades in a homogeneous way, as a whole, without distinction of programming ( small or big accommodation).Save this picture!© Fabrice DehocheProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina / SnøhettaArchitecture ClassicsWOTHOUSE / NSW ASSelected Projects Share “COPY” Year:  CopyUrban Planning, Houses, Social Housing•Charleville-Mézières, France Photographs Projects Year:  France Area:  1100 m² Area:  1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Court defers decision on fate of imprisoned journalist Moussa Kaka

first_img to go further News NigerAfrica RSF_en May 11, 2021 Find out more September 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court defers decision on fate of imprisoned journalist Moussa Kaka Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom Follow the news on Niger Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts July 16, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders called on Niger’s judicial authorities to uphold an investigating judge’s decision to drop all charges against imprisoned journalist Moussa Kaka after a Niamey court began today to hear the department of public prosecution’s appeal against the decision, and then adjourned until 7 October for further consultation.“We now place all our trust in the appeal court judges, who clearly acted with prudence today,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Anything that tends to keep Kaka in prison seems to be dubious, as the senior investigating judge concluded his investigation by ruling that Kaka should not be prosecuted. We think that was an authoritative decision, one that should not be challenged unless the aim is to keep Kaka in prison by any means possible.”In today’s hearing, the prosecutor-general requested that the charge against Kaka be changed to a lesser one of “actions liable to harm the national defence,” which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a heavy fine, and that the case be sent before a criminal court. Requesting confirmation of the investigating judge’s 23 July decision to drop all charges, Kaka’s lawyers opposed the proposed new charge on the grounds that, under the law cited by the prosecutor, it can only be used in “time of war.” The government insists that Niger is not at war and that the rebels operating in the north of the country are just “armed bandits.”The director of privately-owned Radio Saraounia and Niger correspondent of Radio France Internationale and Reporters Without Borders, Kaka was arrested in Niamey on 20 September 2007 on a charge “complicity in a conspiracy against state authority,” which carries a possible life sentence.The public prosecutor claimed that the phone calls Kaka made in the course of his reporting with one of the leaders of the Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ), a Tuareg rebel group, were evidence of “conniving” with the rebels. Reporters Without Borders called on Niger’s judicial authorities to uphold an investigating judge’s decision to drop all charges against imprisoned journalist Moussa Kaka after a Niamey court began today to hear the department of public prosecution’s appeal against the decision, and then adjourned until 7 October for further consultation. November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation Reports NigerAfrica The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalismlast_img read more

February 28th: Dermot Morgan’s Anniversary and #TedfestCostumeChallenge

first_imgLimerickNewsFebruary 28th: Dermot Morgan’s Anniversary and #TedfestCostumeChallengeBy Sarah Carr – February 24, 2021 97 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Photo by Jessica Rockowitz on Unsplash TO mark the weekend of Dermot Morgan’s anniversary and also the weekend when Tedfest has taken place for the last 15 years, organisers have created the #TedfestCostumeChallenge.  This will result in random hilarious scenes all over the country as various Fr Ted Characters appear taking their daily Covid compliant exercise in full Fr Ted Costume! They may be well-known characters like Fr Jack, Mrs Doyle, Fr Ted and Fr Dougal or randy milkman Pat Mustard or the downright obscure like cake jumpers, king of the sheep, crunchies in the car and lots more.  The winner last year dressed as a fully stocked lingerie department complete with mannequins.The challenge is simply to upload a picture or video to any social media platform on February 28th while out for your daily exercise in full Fr Ted Costume using #TedfestCostumeChallenge. The challenge also asks participants to donate the price of a pint to their favourite charity online.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We felt we should do something celebratory on our traditional weekend, especially as this year the Sunday falls on Dermot Morgan’s anniversary on 28 February. So, in his honour we are inviting you all to take your Covid compliant daily exercise in your Sunday Best Father Ted costume. Up with that sort of thing!” said Peter Philips, Founder of Tedfest “And as you can’t buy yourself a pint – buy one for your favourite charity by donating the price of a pint on line.”The annual TedFest on Inis Mór in the Aran Islands, which becomes the legendary ‘Craggy Island’ for a weekend of high-jinx every February, has been moved to 14-17th October 2021.  Copious cups of tea and sandwiches, a lot of red tank-tops, nuns on the run, priests on the pull, map-cap costumes and of course a bishop getting a kick up the arse – TedFest is about as wild and wonderful as it gets!Highlights of TedFest include the annual Lovely Girls Competition, Ted’s Got Talent, Blind Date with original cast member Eoin McLove (Patrick McDonell), The Celibate Olympics, Matchmaking with Nellie, The Priests Dance Off, The Nuns & Neon Old Grey Whistle Test Rave, Pat Mustard’s Shootout of Giant Tools, The Pan Asian Zen-Off, the Father Ted Prizeless Quiz, the Craggy Cup with original cast member Fr Damo (Joe Rooney), Trad for Trocaire and lots more.All activity takes place at the Aran Islands hotel on Inis Mór to accommodate the Music Stages, the Craggy Craic Den and full extended line-up. Tickets for October are available at www.tedfest.org TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTedfest Costume Challenge Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleLimerick Hurling Kitman launches fundraiser to support Daughters of Charity LisnagryNext articleChamber calls for O’Connell Street revitalisation programme to commence as matter of urgency Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Emaillast_img read more

In Case Of Breach Of Terms Of One Time Settlement, Bank Becomes Free To Recover Debt Irrespective Of OTS: Punjab & Haryana High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesIn Case Of Breach Of Terms Of One Time Settlement, Bank Becomes Free To Recover Debt Irrespective Of OTS: Punjab & Haryana High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Dec 2020 12:09 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday held that once the terms and conditions of the One Time Settlement (OTS) entered with the bank are violated by a borrower and the settled amount is not paid within the agreed time frame, no further orders are required from the Court to extend the period of payment under the OTS. A Division bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice…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 Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday held that once the terms and conditions of the One Time Settlement (OTS) entered with the bank are violated by a borrower and the settled amount is not paid within the agreed time frame, no further orders are required from the Court to extend the period of payment under the OTS. A Division bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh further said that in such a case, the Bank becomes free to recover the outstanding amount in accordance with law, irrespective of the OTS. The Court refused to apply the law laid down by a coordinate Bench of the High Court in Anu Bhalla & Anr. v. District Magistrate & Anr. that “claim for extension of time for payment of balance settlement amount, pursuant to mutually agreed OTS by the borrowers should be considered by the Court, liberally.” The Division Bench was of the opinion that the case at hand was different from the Anu Bhall case inasmuch as in that case extension of OTS was allowed after the defaulter had already repaid over 50% of the settled amount. In the present case, the Court noted, “the borrower effected OTS for Rs.1.29 crore and made payment of Rs.51 lakhs only when it defaulted. So, in the present case, the amount paid was just 40% of the settled amount. Also in this case, reasons put forth by the petitioner for failure to pay the balance amount, are not plausible.” The Court proceeded to apply the law laid down by the Allahabad High Court in Union Bank of India & Anr. v. Anil Kumar Wadhera & Ors., where it was held that once a borrower fails to comply with the conditions of OTS within the time specified and there being no order of the Bank to extend the time for deposit, the OTS would fall automatically and it will not be open to the borrower to insist upon the enforcement of such an OTS. The Division Bench therefore concluded thus, “no separate orders are required to be passed in the matter of the OTS having become defunct for non-compliance of its conditions by the borrowers and the logical consequence in case of breach of the terms and conditions of the OTS is that the Bank becomes free to recover the money outstanding in accordance with law irrespective of the OTS.” The Bench further opined that the reason provided by the petitioner for failing to pay back the loan was “not plausible.” It noted that sufficient time was given by the Bank to the petitioner for repayment of the loan. However, “The petitioner has failed to convince this Court that he failed to pay the balance amount within the stipulated period due to the reasons beyond his control. The petitioner has also failed to show his bonafide intent to make the payment of balance amount.” Background The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by M/s. Milkhi Ram Bhagwan Dass, seeking a direction upon the Respondent Bank to grant six months’ additional time to it to make the remaining payment as per the OTS. The Petitioner in this case is a partnership firm which had taken a loan of Rs. 1.55 crores from the Respondent Bank. On the Petitioner’s failure to repay the loan, its account was declared as a Non-Performing Asset (NPA) and proceedings under the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 were initiated. Following this, the petitioner effected one time settlement, as per which, it was to pay Rs.1.29 crore to the Bank, in 7 installments on or before 30.11.2019 The Petitioner-firm claimed that it had already paid an amount of Rs. 51 lakhs to the Bank, pursuant to the OTS and had been planning to pay back the rest of the loan on time. However, the remaining amount could not be paid within time due to some unavoidable circumstances. The Petitioner submitted that two persons who had promised to lend some amount to it for payment of OTS were cheated by their accountant for Rs. 15 lakhs and therefore, further payment of Rs. 78 lakhs could not be done. The petitioner had therefore asked the Bank for extension of the OTS, but this request was promptly denied. Further, the petitioner had paid an amount of Rs. 20 lakhs to the Bank while the present writ petition was pending. The counsel for the petitioner, Advocate Aalok Jagga, relied on Anu Bhalla’s case. He also stated that the petitioner had suffered financial losses due to closure of his business on account of the lockdown imposed by the Central Government and if the lockdown weren’t in place, the petitioner would have already paid the balance amount up to June 2020 Moreover, he pointed out that the default on the payment had happened due to an unforeseen circumstance. He further put forth the petitioner’s intention to pay back the balance amount within six months, if the OTS is extended. The counsel further contended, “the petitioner being a deserving borrower who is willing to clear his loan account, should be given one opportunity to do so, by extending the time for making the payment of balance settlement amount.” The counsel for the respondents, Advocate D.K Singhal, stated that no such request should be entertained by the Court. He called the petitioner’s unforeseen circumstance as “false and frivolous.” He argued that the petitioner paid only Rs.51 lakhs till 31.10.2019 and he failed to make payment of balance amount of Rs.78 lakhs by the stipulated date, i.e. 30.11.2019, without any credible explanation. Furthermore, it was averred by the counsel that the judgement given in the Anu Bhalla case is totally “misplaced” inasmuch as the Petitioner had paid even a single penny since January 2020 to show its bonafide intention. Case Title: M/s. 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Crimes prompt chief’s warning

first_img Following two crime incidents in Brundidge over the weekend, Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport is encouraging residents to be aware of any unfamiliar people in their neighborhoods or anyone who seems to be spending more than a casual amount time in the area.“Around 9 a.m. Saturday, Buddy Adams was cleaning a lot at Lakeview cemetery and noticed a black male walking along Highway 93,” Davenport said. “When he turned away, the man knocked him in the head and took his wallet out of his pocket. Then, on Sunday night, someone broke into Jones Animal Clinic on Lee Street in what was an apparent attempt to rob the place.”Davenport said the security camera caught the crime on tape and the suspect is thought to be the same person who broke into the clinic about a year ago. Skip Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Crimes prompt chief’s warning “It was the same mode of operation,” Davenport said. “The first time, the suspect broke the window next to the door and came in though the window. This time, the suspect broke the window and came in through the door and went straight to the cash box. The first time, he had to hunt around for the cash box. So, we’re almost sure it’s the same person.”Both of these incidents are under investigation, Davenport said.“We think the man that attacked and robbed Mr. Adams can be identified through a photo lineup and we have tapes of  the break-in and robbery at Jones Animal Clinic,” Davenport said. You Might Like County may pursue Sunday alcohol sales Pike County Commissioners are likely to address the possibility of pursuing Sunday alcohol sales during a December meeting. Allen Jones,… read more Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 14, 2017center_img “We are working on both of the cases and we are also cautioning our residents to be on the lookout for anything or anybody suspicious and report it to the Brundidge Police Department at 334-735-3333.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Scottish estate agent trapped in Tenerife Coronavirus hotel

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Scottish estate agent trapped in Tenerife Coronavirus hotel previous nextAgencies & PeopleScottish estate agent trapped in Tenerife Coronavirus hotelSteve McHardie who works as a valuer at a Kinross agency, must now wait 14 days with his partner before getting the all clear.Nigel Lewis2nd March 20200848 Views An estate agent and his partner are one of over a hundred British guests at a Tenerife hotel who have been told they may have to spend 14 days waiting to be given the all-clear for the Coronavirus.Steve McHardy (pictured), 53, an estate agent from Kinross in eastern Scotland who works as a valuer at local firm Morgan Kinross and his wife Susan, 53, are among the Brits stuck at the hotel, PA has reported.The couple told the Lorraine Kelly ITV morning TV show that they had travelled to the Spanish island for a four-day sunshine break but would now have to stay quarantined in the four-star H10 Costa Adeje Palace in the south west of the island for two weeks.Four people at the hotel had been tested positive for the Coronavirus and 50 Brits who arrived at the hotel after the infected guests had left, have been told they can go home. But this doesn’t include the McHardys.“We didn’t go out in the beginning but yesterday we went to reception – you are allowed to go out with your masks on,” Susan told the show.“At the beginning, we were getting food parcels put to our rooms, but now the only food you can get is at the restaurant so we have to go out now.”The show’s TV doctor, Hilary Jones, told the couple that he feared that they might be stuck there for a month because of the way that their hotel had managed the quarantine.“At the moment, what’s happening in that hotel is not self-isolation because people are sunbathing round the pool, going to the restaurant – you are in a mass quarantine together,” he said.“My worry, and your worry, will be this – that on day 14 when you are ready to come home and somebody tests positive, you’re back in quarantine for another 14 days because you will have been exposed.”Read more about Coronavirus.   coronavirus steve mchardy March 2, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Island Beach Gear Wins Approval to Expand on Ninth Street

first_imgThe Ocean City Planning Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to expand the Island Beach Gear retail store at the foot of the Ninth Street Bridge.The board voted 7-0 to approve a site plan that adds a second and third floor above parts of the existing building.The existing Island Beach Gear property as viewed from Ninth Street.“Currently, it’s Eckerd,” architect Daniel Wheaton said of the look of the former pharmacy building that greets visitors as they come off the bridge and onto the island.He showed plans for a redesigned structure more appropriate to a shore town and including 10,359 square feet of retail space and 8,461 square feet of space for storing inventory. The current building is 10,489 square feet.The store sells chairs and other beach, pool and patio gear and is ready to expand after opening a little less than a decade ago.The board also approved three variances.Though the new plan proposes 24 parking spots (eight more than exist now), 37 are required by zoning. A truck berth is required, but the plan proposes none. A maximum of three signs are permitted, and the plan includes four (a variance to display a temporary 4-by-8-foot banner also was approved).Wheaton said one of the main objectives of the expansion is to reduce truck traffic. The store currently uses off-site storage, requiring truck deliveries sometimes two to three times a week. With more space to store inventory, Island Beach Gear can be fully stocked for the summer with a few preseason deliveries, he said. The ferrying would be eliminated.He said a truck berth is not necessary because the inventory is not heavy and does not require forklifts or other equipment to unload.Four neighbors spoke during public comment.“I appreciate what you’re doing with the building,” Bay Avenue resident Michele Angeli told the Gill family, owners of Island Beach Gear.But she said, despite the assurances, she still worries about increased truck traffic. She said idling trucks block her driveway and become a nuisance to both pedestrians and property owners.Representatives of the Gills said the typical pattern for trucks is to pass Island Beach Gear on Ninth Street, take a right turn on Bay Avenue, a right turn on 10th Street, another right turn on Pleasure Avenue and approach the store from behind the neighboring MAB Paint store.Bay Avenue resident Diana Exzabe said the new construction would block her view of the bridge.“I think we’ve earned that view (after putting up with five years of its construction),” Exzabe said.Board members said the benefits of the application outweighed the detriments and included increased parking, less impervious lot coverage, increased fire and flood safety measures, water runoff redirected away from neighbors and better traffic flow.Board members Dean Adams, Gary Jessel and Antwan McClellan were not present.__________In a separate vote, the Planning Board heard its first request as the Flood Damage Prevention Appeal Board.The owners of Stainton’s are getting ready to add 22 residential units on the third and fourth floors of the former department store. To obtain building permits, they must comply with new flood elevation requirements.Lifting and elevating the massive four-story building is not feasible, they said. And “dry-proofing” (making it watertight) would require removing 21,000 square feet of ground-floor slab and anchoring it with pilings to keep the building from floating away.The board voted to allow Stainton’s to “wet-proof” — use waterproof materials on the first floor, elevate electrical sockets and install flood vents to allow water to travel in and out of the building. The store had done that during a pre-Superstorm Sandy renovation, and would continue for a new first-floor vestibule.Community Operations Director and engineer Roger McLarnon agreed that the appeal should be granted, but he urged the board to “use this type of variance sparingly.” Island Beach Gear plans call for an expanded retail store at the corner of Ninth Street and Bay Avenue. At the request of a Planning Board subcommittee, a garage door was added on the Ninth Street side of the building to accommodate deliveries.last_img read more

News story: GCSE computer science assessment arrangements

first_imgRevised assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science will continue for the 2020 exam series, Ofqual announced today (Friday 20 April).At the start of this year, and following consultation, we changed the assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science. We announced that, for students taking exams in 2018 or 2019, their grades would be based on their exam performance alone. We changed the arrangements because of evidence that the confidentiality of at least some of the tasks required by some of the exam boards had been compromised.We are now advising teachers that the same arrangements will stand for students who start studying the subject this September and take their exams in 2020. They will be formally assessed only by exam. These students must still complete a task set by their respective exam board, but this will not be formally marked.Students may be given a choice of which non-exam task to complete by their exam board. The tasks support the curriculum requirements for the course, notably the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills involved in programming. Schools and colleges must, therefore, confirm to their exam board that they have set aside the required amount of time for students to complete a task and given them the opportunity to do so.Teachers will be able to use the non-exam task to consolidate students’ understanding and programming skills in a practical context. While the exam boards might change the conditions under which the task is completed and/or give a greater prominence in their exam papers to questions drawing on students’ programming experience, students’ grades will be based on their exam performance alone.Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, said: “We want to give teachers early notice of this decision so that that they can begin preparations ahead of the summer. We hope that this confirmation is helpful for schools and colleges in planning for the next academic year.”In our decision on the assessment arrangements for 2018 and 2019 we explained we would consider options for the longer-term that would support the curriculum intentions and provide a valid means of assessment. As well as considering the feedback on longer term options we received in response to our consultation, we are gathering more input and evidence from stakeholders on this issue. We will also evaluate how the new arrangements work in practice and consider how the arrangement for GCSE computer science fits in with the UK Digital Strategy.Later this year, we intend to invite computer science teachers to provide feedback on the new arrangements and to consult on any proposals for the longer term. This extended timetable will allow us to consider a full range of options.last_img read more

News story: Operational legacy investigations and inquests

first_imgAs part of the commitment to provide assistance to veterans affected by legacy investigation or Inquest processes, Veterans UK and its Veterans Welfare Service are available to help any veteran, their family or dependants.Veterans Welfare ServiceThe Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants.What we doWe provide support to enable the seamless transition from service to civilian life, assist bereaved families or respond to life events that present welfare needs. We achieve this by facilitating access to all appropriate services.How we can helpThe VWS team can offer one-to-one help and guidance through either telephone contact or via a visiting service from a network of welfare managers located across the UK.For those veterans contacted in connection with an operational legacy or inquest matter, who feel they may benefit from support or advice, Veterans UK would be able to assist, allocating a Veterans Welfare Service welfare manager to make contact and provide appropriate advice, information and support.The welfare manger cannot provide legal advice or additional financial support but will be able to provide details of appropriate avenues of help available and assist the veteran or their family to access those services. This will include support from MOD and defence from a legal perspective, advise about the army operational legacy team, army legal aid team and facilitate access to appropriate Regimental HQ support.The welfare manager will also be able to maintain a contact with the veteran and their family throughout the proceedings for as long as is required.Further Information for veteransAdditional detail about support from MOD in connection with Operational Legacy Investigations and Inquests, can be found at Operational legacy investigations and inquests.Contact usThe Veterans Welfare Service has 4 Veterans Welfare Centres, providing advice and support across the UK.Centurion (London, SE and SW England) Tel 02392 702232 Email:[email protected] (South and Central Wales, Midlands and East England) Tel 01562 825527 Email: [email protected] VWC (NW England, Yorkshire and Humber, North Wales and IOM) Tel 01253 333494 Email: [email protected] (Scotland, NE England, NI and ROI) Tel 0141 2242709 Email: [email protected] UK can also be reached via the Veterans UK HelplineEmail : [email protected] (UK only): 0808 1914 2 18Telephone (overseas): +44 1253 866 043last_img read more