Lions 2017: A look into All Blacks captain Kieran Read

first_img LIONS AND tigers. Both are prevalent for Kieran Read life right now. The first is obvious – the best players from Britain and Ireland head to New Zealand in a few weeks’ time for a ten-match tour that includes three Tests against the All Blacks, now led by Read – but the second is not so.Don’t worry, you haven’t missed another team being added to the Super Rugby roster with the moniker ‘Tigers’. In fact, this has nothing to do with rugby at all and is more focused on his family life.Read and his wife Bridget welcomed a son, Reuben, in January, a brother for their daughters Elle, six, and Eden, four. As well as bouncing on the trampoline and going on the swings, it transpires that the girls love play-acting – and like to get their dad involved too.Family man: Kieran Read with two of his kids after winning the 2015 World Cup“I have to be a prince all the time,” explains Read. “And Eden likes to play tiger families so we walk around the house on all fours – she’s the baby tiger and I’m the daddy tiger. If I don’t do it right, they’re my biggest critics! I love being a dad. My girls are great fun and keep me completely grounded.”Read recognises the importance of family time, not least because it allows him to escape the pressures of elite rugby in general and captaining the All Blacks in particular. His daughters are more interested in the anthems and the haka than the minutiae of Test rugby, so time at home, which he enjoyed more of at the start of this year as he recovered from wrist surgery before returning to action last month, is the perfect way to switch off.“For me, probably the hardest thing is to step out and relax – you can focus too much on footy,” admits the 31-year-old No 8. “I just try to take my mind off the All Blacks and things like that. I’ve had to really focus on that but it’s key.“I’m lucky I’ve got a wife and kids to take my mind off things pretty quickly. When you’re away so much, it’s always great to come home and relax with the family. We don’t watch rugby at home and don’t talk about rugby; I just switch off, which is quite cool.”In the sheds: Read with his team-mates in the All Blacks changing roomIt will be hard for Read to switch off from rugby at all in June and July, however. The British & Irish Lions are coming to town and that will dominate life in New Zealand for six weeks.Read was out of the country for the 2005 tour, when the All Blacks took Clive Woodward’s side to the cleaners (or insert any other cliche for a thrashing here). He was in Argentina with the New Zealand U21 side and only caught the highlights, but they were enough to be able to namecheck Dan Carter for his “pretty special performances” in that series. Twelve years on, however, he is fully aware of the building excitement.“I missed the whole vibe in 2005, what it meant to Kiwis and New Zealand,” he remembers. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a player to be involved and it’s going to be huge, massive.”So what is he expecting from a Lions squad that includes several members of the Ireland side that inflicted a first defeat on Read as All Blacks captain last autumn? “The Lions are putting the best of the best together and they will be capable of playing an open brand of rugby. The style of play in the northern hemisphere has been really positive, and traditionally they back their forwards and their defence.“We only experienced playing against the Irish (last autumn) but they played a good style and put a lot of pressure on us by holding onto the ball. England are at a great level at the moment and have been going really well. It’s a big challenge for us.”It was thought that 2016 would be a ‘transition year’ for the All Blacks. A raft of experienced players had left for pastures new after winning the World Cup, the likes of Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith either retiring or heading to France. Yet the predicted struggles never materialised. They lost only one of their 14 games – to Ireland in Chicago – and players already familiar with the set-up filled the holes. For example, Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett filled the No 10 shirt while Sam Cane, who has captained the All Blacks, was picked at openside. A few new faces did come in too – there were 11 New Zealand debutants in 2016 but only two of those were in the starting XV for their first Test. Steve Hansen and his back-room team had clearly prepared for this eventuality and had done so, as the Kiwis do with so many things, superbly. Crusader: Kieran Read playing for the Crusaders against the Highlanders“If you’d told me at the start of the year we’d lose only one Test, I’d have taken that and been very happy with it,” says Read. “To be a rebuilding year, I’m pretty happy with how that went. We’re lucky we planned it. With all the experience we lost, we had guys who were gradually introduced into the squad.“The other thing is we have a great squad. There are guys with potential who are not playing Tests every week but they’re all capable of starting for a lot of other teams. That pushes us during the week to train harder. The expectation is when you come into the All Blacks you raise your game; you’re not allowed to come in and sit where you are. When young guys come in and perform, you’re on track. It’s a great culture.”It’s a successful culture, too. Back-to-back World Cups, 18 consecutive Test wins before that defeat by Ireland, unbeaten at Eden Park since 1994, 47 of the 50 best win percentages in Test history (for those playing at least 20 games) recorded by New Zealand players… the All Blacks set the standard in rugby.And Read sets high standards for himself, both as a captain – a role he took on full-time last year following McCaw’s retirement – and as a player.Read is regarded not only as one of the world’s best No 8s but one of the world’s best players, full stop. In fact, Stuart Barnes waxed lyrical about his abilities in this magazine last year, ranking only Aaron Smith above him and saying: “He has taken forwards’ offloading to unseen levels. In recent years, what Read has conjured between the five-metre line and touchline is little short of magical.”His handling is hugely impressive, which is why the All Blacks so often position him in the wide channels (find out more about that attacking tactic over the page). If he doesn’t get over the line himself, more often than not he is able to deliver the pinpoint pass for a team-mate to cross. Yet – and this is a warning for Warren Gatland – Read feels he didn’t contribute enough in attack in 2016 and is eager to get more involved this year.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERE“I’d love to get my hands on the ball more again and showcase a bit more attacking flair. That’s a big part of my game. Last year I was working hard in different areas, like defence, and it’s about getting opportunities and finding room to get in those positions. I’ve been working quite hard with Ian Foster (All Blacks assistant coach) on that. As a No 8, you always want to be a master of all trades and make sure you have a consistent game.”As for leadership, Read says he “enjoys the challenge of captaining this team” and, while learning a lot from McCaw, he does things his way now he’s in the role. There is also an individual milestone on the horizon. If all goes to plan, Read will win his 100th cap in the third Test against the Lions at Eden Park on 8 July, becoming the seventh All Black to hit three figures. He’s aware of the significance of the achievement but is not thinking of ending things there – the 2019 World Cup is firmly in his sights.“I always wanted to be a great All Black, but I never thought about playing 100 Tests. When I started no one had played 100 times for the All Blacks so I didn’t really think of it at all. When I think back to my first Test and my 50th, they were extra special. It will be a cool day and a great honour for myself and my family, but the one thing you remember is the result. I’d get rid of all the games to win the (Lions) series. It’s more important to win for the All Blacks than for myself.”Off the mark: Kieran Read on the hoof against WalesSo does he see himself overtaking McCaw’s world record of 148 caps? “It’s probably out of my reach! All going well, I hope to be around until the next World Cup. I want to keep contributing and making sure the team move forward. I want to continue to improve as a player and a person and see this team get better. We have a great tradition of leaving the team in a better place than when we came in. That’s essentially our motivation as a group. Whenever we play, it’s our chance to make our legacy as best as we can.” Talk of legacy then turns to Read’s own heroes and one particular moment has stuck with him since he was a child. Michael Jones, the All Black great, handed out prizes at Read’s local club, Drury, south of Auckland, when he was seven or eight. Read, of course, won a trophy, had his photo taken with Jones and says: “I remember being in awe of how kind he was. I’ve always remembered that and try to use that as an All Black now. It makes you realise the reach you have, especially with children, and you want to be as positive as you can.”Whether he is playing against Lions or playing a tiger, Kieran Read is inspiring children across the country and close to home. Force of nature: All Blacks captain Kieran Read, mid-haka center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As he prepares for the visit of the Lions and his 100th Test, we find out what makes All Blacks captain Kieran Read tick both on and off the pitch. This interview first appeared in the June 2017 issue of Rugby World magazine. last_img read more

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Apopka closes first land sale for City Center

first_img Mama Mia Good news and bad news. Gander Mountain filed for bankruptcy. They are closing a bunch of stores. The good news is none in Florida. So what will happen to the west side of apopka like 108st these area what plans are for that section of apopka it is like walking distance from the upgrade parts will be Not not everyone in living in Apopka can paid the cost to eat at Highlaand Monor. It’s a great building but but it does not benefit everyone. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The city bought all the property for 23 million to the group and they are giving all but a million back to them when everything is done!!! So all the tax payers lose 22 million of out hard earned money 11 COMMENTS April 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm April 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm April 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm Reply [email protected] Reply Mama Mia Uh, anything in the sale contract that the Highland Manor is not to be torn down, even though the Taurus group now wants to use the Highland Manor, as opposed to their original plan of not wanting the home in the beginning? Exactly how much was the two parcels sold for? I don’t see the price in the above article. Was the Highland Manor home on one of the two parcels that was closed on today? I am assuming it was. It is getting really hard to follow along with the city center plans. That Highland Manor home has been virtually plunked down everywhere around town. It was going to be moved to Dream Lake, it was going to be plunked down at Station St. It was going to be moved to private property possibly, and it was even going to be moved out on the lobe in the pond at the site of the city center…….yeah, right……I couldn’t believe it when they said it was going out on the lobe in the pond, OMG! It is so wrong to keep the public in the dark like that about an historic icon that Apopka people love very much. George Please enter your name here TAGSCity CenterCity of ApopkaHighland ManorTaurus Southern Investments Previous articleNew Errol: 264 new homes on Errol EstateNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 5, 2017 at 6:04 pm April 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm I went to Bealls Outlet store at the old Walmart shopping center and there was a sign on the door that the store was closing, and I said to myself, oh no, not more store closings. Then I found out that they are moving to the Piedmont shopping plaza that is being renovated where Hobby Lobby is located. I asked the clerk where will the Bealls Outlet be, and will it be next to the bigger Bealls there, and she told me yes, that is where it will be. I hope it resembles Winter Garden Village. any clue when this might begin ? Kelly Park area is proposed for a large-scale, master planned development with hundreds of acres of commercial, office, medical and residential uses. Development partner seeks to continue using Highland Manor in projectFrom the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka today closed on a sale of the first two parcels for the new Apopka City Center – a major project that will transform downtown into an attractive mix of stores, restaurants, professional offices and a scenic public park.The City negotiated the sale of two city-owned properties to development partner Taurus Southern Investments comprising about two acres south of Main Street in Apopka. Both parcels are part of Apopka’s Highland Manor facility. Taurus seeks to continue using Highland Manor as a destination for meetings, weddings, and special events.Kilsheimer: “Apopka residents have been looking forward to the redevelopment of our downtown business district for more than a decade.”Under a development agreement approved by the Apopka City Council in July 2016, Taurus will acquire parcels over time to develop the City Center. A timeline for construction of the project is under development.“Apopka residents have been looking forward to the redevelopment of our downtown business district for more than a decade. Today’s transaction represents concrete progress toward making that happen,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “Based on reports from the Taurus team, I am very encouraged by what I’m hearing about the prospects for the kinds of businesses that our City Center will attract.”The two parcels comprise about two acres south of Main Street in Apopka. Both parcels are part of Apopka’s Highland Manor facility.Jeff McFadden, managing director for Taurus Southern Investments, said: “We are very excited that we are able to take the first steps toward fulfilling everyone’s desire for a successful and vibrant City Center in Apopka.”Apopka City Center – on approximately 35 acres centrally located at the interchange of U.S. Highway 441 and State Road 436 – is proposed for 207,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and office space as well as a hotel and homes. Performance guarantees negotiated by the City require that a minimum of 30,000 square feet be dedicated to restaurants that exclude fast food establishments. No more than 20,000 square feet of office space can be constructed until City Center includes a restaurant.Eleven acres will be dedicated for a community park, pond, and boardwalk. The long-term plan, which phases the project through the next 20 years, includes a possible 180 acres of development.City Center is a long anticipated improvement in Apopka. The project started more than a decade ago – the city purchased much of the property from 2006 to 2011. The Apopka City Council approved a sales and purchase agreement in February 2016. A development agreement was reached with Taurus last July.The City of Apopka is working to create a walkable downtown destination with a mix of restaurants, shops, offices and public park space. Other goals are to help diversify future growth in Apopka, to better facilitate centrally located businesses and jobs and to promote economic development in the downtown community redevelopment area.Similar growth in other parts of Apopka includes a southwest district with the new Florida Hospital Apopka to open in November and a new interchange at State Road 414 and Marden Road, which is expected to begin in July. Professional offices, commercial and residential development also is proposed.Sections of the new Wekiva Parkway north of U.S. Highway 441 will open in northwest Apopka in June to include a massive highway interchange at Kelly Park Road. The Kelly Park area is proposed for a large-scale, master planned development with hundreds of acres of commercial, office, medical and residential uses. April 5, 2017 at 6:36 pm Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply center_img Sam September 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm Mama Mia Reply April 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia April 6, 2017 at 11:11 am Reply April 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Reply Reply maryann sidelinger Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Holy cow, for real? Dion The two parcels sold for approx. $ 300,000 according to an article online from the Orlando Sentinel and yes, the Highland Manor home was sold as a part of it. A total steal for the developer! And now the city doesn’t own the home! While I am not disgusted with the city center to be, I am disgusted that the city allowed this historic home that is very much loved and is beautiful in a pretty setting to be allowed to be sold to a developer and that now, is out of the city’s control. So wrong, so deceitful! So it is going to continue to be used as a wedding venue, special event place, and for meetings. That is good, but the bottom line is, for HOW LONG? The property should have been advertised somewhere else other than locally, and got more bids, and the city should not have made the land that the Highland Manor sits on a part of the sale for development for the city center! The don’t recognize a good thing when they have it! Please enter your comment! 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Heróis de África House / CREA

first_imgPhotographs:  António Ataide Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Products used in this ProjectWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesConstruction:Atlantinível — Engenharia e ConstruçãoEngineering:DAJ — Estudos e ProjetosCollaborator:Bruno SoaresCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© António AtaideText description provided by the architects. The house in Rua Heróis de África integrates a lot within the urban rehabilitation area of Leça da Palmeira, Oporto district, and was originally built during the 30´s, therefore reflecting with sobriety the constructive and formal options of that time. Save this picture!© António AtaideOur project covered not only its rehabilitation but also an extension of the pre- existing building, by means of a zinc lined volume emerging from its back façade, widely opened to the back garden, with a contemporary formal and constructive design.Save this picture!© António AtaideSave this picture!Cross sectionSave this picture!© António AtaideIn addition to the house´s internal space fluidity, its scaling and light favours a wide diversity of rooms, either intimate and secluded or more ample and open to the exterior, translating or enhancing its inhabitants’ state of mind.Save this picture!© António AtaideProject gallerySee allShow less383 Projects Nominated for the EU Mies Prize for Contemporary ArchitectureArchitecture NewsStudio Fuksas Wins Competition for Gelendzhik Airport in RussiaArchitecture News Share Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906260/herois-de-africa-house-crea Clipboard Photographs Projects Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area:  2561 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCREAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionPortoPortugalPublished on December 11, 2018Cite: “Heróis de África House / CREA” [Casa Heróis de África / CREA] 11 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 “COPY” Year:  Heróis de África House / CREAcenter_img ArchDaily André Camelo Save this picture!© António Ataide+ 22Curated by Pedro Vada Share Houses Architects: CREA Area Area of this architecture project Heróis de África House / CREASave this projectSaveHeróis de África House / CREA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906260/herois-de-africa-house-crea Clipboard Manufacturers: Gercima, Weber, SykaFloor, VMZINC CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•Porto, Portugal “COPY” Lead Architect: last_img read more

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Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church 2012 Ministry Fair – Nov. 4

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Faith & Religion Events Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church 2012 Ministry Fair – Nov. 4 Published on Monday, October 29, 2012 | 9:05 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Subscribe Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Next Sunday, November 4, 2012, St. Philip the Apostle Church will sponsor its 2012 Ministry Fair. The theme of this year’s Fair is “Faith in Action!”. Ministry Fair 2012 will be held in Holy Angel Parish Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.As in the past, passports will be handed out to all of parishioners and guests who will be attending the Fair. Our ministries will be grouped according to color. Each individual who has received a signature on their passport from at least one ministry of each color will be entitled to participate in a drawing. We have some fabulous prizes in store for the winners of the drawing.Prizes include 2 tickets to Disneyland, 2 tickets to our Living With Passion & Purpose event in March 2013, Buca di Beppo scrip, lunch for 2 at Market On Holly, certificates for a 10 oz. yogurt at Cherry On Top as well as other fabulous prizes too numerous to mention here. A special prize will be awarded to the best decorated ministry table.The church is really excited about this year’s Ministry Fair and hope that you will be as well. Please come down and join the excitement!Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 151 S. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, www.stphiliptheapostle.org Top of the News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors 2017 Mother of the Year Tonita Fernandez

first_imgHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena teacher Tonita Fernandez will be honored as 2017 Mother of the Year by the Pasadena Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on Saturday, May 13, during the 29th Annual Fashionetta Salute to Mothers and Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Glendale Hilton, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Fernandez is the Diversity Coordinator and teaches ?rst grade at Chandler School in Pasadena, one of the African American teachers handling core subjects. Students and parents see her as a teacher who instills the passion to learn, being a warm, nurturing, enthusiastic and caring teacher.Fernandez graduated from Pasadena High School and has a Bachelor’s degree from LaVerne College and a Master’s in Education/Human Development from Paci?c Oaks College.She is the proud mother of six children – one girl and ?ve boys – plus 22 godchildren. She has adopted three of her children and is doing foster care with two of her children as she completes the adoption process.Fernandez said she feels blessed to be able to make a difference in the lives of these children and spends a great deal of time and dedication encouraging and directing their path.Fernandez loves to help children thrive and be their best. She achieves this in her personal, professional and volunteer life, working with Camp?re Boys and Girls, Group Homes, Sycamores and the National Foster Care Organization.Fernandez also owns and operates Superstar Education and Enrichment for Kids, a private tutoring and enrichment center that is more commonly known as “the cottage.”Her primary goal with this facility is to provide services to children from all environments with a special focus on foster children where she helps them move forward socially and academically. She has worked with low-income, under-served and neglected youth her entire career.Fernandez finds time out of her busy life to craft, hike, coach sports and travel. She enjoys gospel music and considers such songs as “If I Could Help Somebody” and “I Won’t Complain” her favorites. Her life philosophy is “In life, it is not about what you can get but what you can give.”To attend the Fashionetta event and join the recognition for Tonita Fernandez, visit www.thepaif.org and purchase a ticket. Your support is needed and appreciated. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Featured Banner Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors 2017 Mother of the Year Tonita Fernandez From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 5:45 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Rimini Street Now an Approved Supplier on New Zealand Government Marketplace

first_img WhatsApp Rimini Street Now an Approved Supplier on New Zealand Government Marketplace Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCommunity Reinvestment Fund, USA Names Three to Board of TrusteesNext articleWells Fargo Invests in Six Black-Owned Banks Digital AIM Web Support Twitter LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced it has become an approved supplier on the New Zealand Government Marketplace through a Collaborative Marketplace Agreement (CMA). As an approved supplier on Marketplace, Rimini Street has completed the open primary procurement process so agencies can now more easily procure the Company’s services and do not need to spend the time and effort to negotiate their own contract terms or pricing. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005003/en/ Rimini Street Now an Approved Supplier on New Zealand Government Marketplace (Photo: Business Wire) While Rimini Street already works with a number of government agencies in New Zealand, including the University of Auckland, the new agreement has the potential to generate significant additional savings on enterprise software support for New Zealand’s government agencies at all levels, from local to central and including universities and schools. The agreement can be accessed online by agencies at www.marketplace.govt.nz. These agencies will now have greater access to Rimini Street’s services including the provision of support and maintenance for Oracle, SAP and Salesforce enterprise software implementations. Last year, Rimini Street signed a Whole-Of-Government volume sourcing agreement with the Australian Government and has since added more than 10 agencies through the agreement. All Rimini Street clients, whether private or public organizations, benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 10-minute response times for all critical Priority 1 cases. Clients are also assigned a Primary Support Engineer, backed by a team of functional and technical experts, who have an average of 15 years’ experience in the client’s software system. Rimini Street also guarantees support for a client’s current enterprise software system for a minimum of 15 additional years from the time that they switch to Rimini Street. “The Collaborative Marketplace Agreement ensures that agencies across New Zealand are now able to easily source Rimini Street’s more affordable and higher quality alternatives for their Oracle, SAP and Salesforce enterprise software maintenance needs,” said Emmanuelle Hose, regional general manager for Australia and New Zealand, Rimini Street. “This new agreement will provide more choice for New Zealand government agencies by enabling a more streamlined procurement process for critical enterprise software services, while also helping them optimize their IT spend.” About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. 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All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005003/en/ CONTACT: Michelle McGlocklin Rimini Street, Inc. +1 925 523-8414 [email protected] KEYWORD: AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA NEW ZEALAND UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEVADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT SOFTWARE WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STATE/LOCAL CONSULTING ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Rimini Street, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 01:00 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 01:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005003/encenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 last_img read more

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Bhima Koregaon : SC Grants One More Week To Navlakha & Teltumbde To Surrender

first_imgTop StoriesBhima Koregaon : SC Grants One More Week To Navlakha & Teltumbde To Surrender Sanya Talwar8 April 2020 12:37 AMShare This – x[Updated]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted one more week time to activists Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde to surrender in the case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) alleging Maoist links in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence. A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra & Indira Banerjee made it clear that there will not be further extension of…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[Updated]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted one more week time to activists Gautam Navlakha & Anand Teltumbde to surrender in the case registered under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) alleging Maoist links in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence. A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra & Indira Banerjee made it clear that there will not be further extension of time. The bench observed that it expected the accused to surrender in compliance of the March 16 order of the Court.”Though we expected that the accused would surrender, honouring the order of this Court, they have not done so. We are told that in Bombay, Courts are functioning. It would have been appropriate for the accused to surrender as the courts are open and not totally closed”, the bench observed.”However, since the petitioners have enjoyed the protection for long, by way of last opportunity, we extend the time granted to surrender for one week”, the bench added.Counsel appearing for the activists submitted that both activists were over 65 years old and suffered heart ailments.”Going to prison during this time of Coronavirus is virtually a death sentence” added the activists’ lawyer.Solicitor general Tushar Mehta vociferously opposed the plea. He added that this was “only a mechanism to buy time” and that “both activists were facing serious charges”.Bhima Koregaon : SC Grants One More Week To Navlakha & Teltumbde To Surrender #BhimaKoregaon#GautamNavlkakha#AnandTeltumbde https://t.co/SjQpPX3ICA pic.twitter.com/jgzRokdgwR— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 8, 2020On March 16, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah had dismissed the special leave petitions filed by them challenging the February 15 judgments of Bombay High Court which denied them pre-arrest bail on the finding that a prima facie case was made out against them based on materials on record.However, the bench granted the petitioners three weeks time to surrender.  The bench had said that the petitions for anticipatory bail were not maintainable, in the light of the material collected by the investigating agency. The bench referred to Section 43D(4) of UAPA, which states that anticipatory bail should not be granted if the Court is satisfied about the existence of a prima facie case. The case pertains to the violent incidents which occurred on January 1, 2018 at Bhima Koregaon, near Pune during the Dalit organizations’ commemoration of 200th anniversary of Victory of Koregaon Battle.The Pune police alleged that violence was incited by the Elgaar Parishad meeting held at Pune the previous day. It was alleged that the meeting was organized by persons having nexus with banned Maoist organizations. The first wave of arrests were made by the police in June 2018. The arrested persons were anti-caste activist Sudhir Dhawale, human rights lawyer Surendra Gadling, Forest Rights Act activist Mahesh Raut, retired English professor Shoma Sen and human rights activist Rona Wilson, an activist with the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners. Later, activist-lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, Telugu poet Varavara Rao, activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested. In November 2018, the police filed the first chargesheet in the case against the six persons arrested in June 2018. In February 2019, supprelementary chargesheet against Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira and Gonsalves was filed. Navlakha and Teltumbde are not named in the chargesheet. The National Investigation Agency took over the investigation of the case from Maharashtra Police in February.Next Storylast_img read more

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Discouraging Article 32 Habeas Corpus Petitions – The Legal Basis

first_imgColumnsDiscouraging Article 32 Habeas Corpus Petitions – The Legal Basis Prasanna S22 Nov 2020 10:32 PMShare This – xObservations by a bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India while hearing a habeas corpus writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution that the court is trying to discourage Article 32 Petitions – has understandably received coverage critical of the judicial attitude of the court. Particularly, as it came in the backdrop of an order granting interim…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?LoginObservations by a bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India while hearing a habeas corpus writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution that the court is trying to discourage Article 32 Petitions – has understandably received coverage critical of the judicial attitude of the court. Particularly, as it came in the backdrop of an order granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami in a hastily convened vacation hearing punctuated by several oral observations by the bench on the paramountcy of personal liberty. This also led the court to later lament how the coverage of its observations in the habeas corpus matter had been unfair. In this article, we try and examine the basis of the court’s observations that they are trying to discourage Article 32 habeas corpus petitions. The court’s observations ostensibly come from passage in Union of India v. Paul Manickam (2003) 8 SCC 342, that is often relied on by the State to defeat Article 32 habeas corpus petitions that are preferred in the first instance without going first to the High Court. The passage in the judgment authored by Arijit Pasayat J, as part of a bench of two judges, is as follows. “22. Another aspect which has been highlighted is that many unscrupulous petitioners are approaching this Court under Article 32 of the Constitution challenging the order of detention directly without first approaching the High Courts concerned. It is appropriate that the High Court concerned under whose jurisdiction the order of detention has been passed by the State Government or Union Territory should be approached first. In order to invoke the jurisdiction under Article 32 of the Constitution to approach this Court directly, it has to be shown by the petitioner as to why the High Court has not been approached, could not be approached or it is futile to approach the High Court. Unless satisfactory reasons are indicated in this regard, filing of petition in such matters directly under Article 32 of the Constitution is to be discouraged.” On the face of it then, the court is just following a precedent and the law laid down in an earlier case. However, on a closer examination, it becomes clear why this passage in Paul Manickam ought to not have any value as a precedent at all, notwithstanding it being part of a pronouncement of the highest court of the land. First, the Paul Manickam decision arose in the contest of a Special Leave Petition filed under Article 136 challenging a judgment of the High Court under Article 226 quashing a preventive detention order. The scope and ambit of the right under Article 32 to challenge detention orders and to seek a habeas corpus writ was not in issue at all. It is settled law that only the ratio decidendi of the court is a precedent and observations that have no nexus with the issue that is being decided in a case have no precedential value. Second, the Court in Paul Manickam neither considered nor distinguished prior constitution bench judgments that have expressly held that Article 32 is the right and prerogative of the petitioner and that the petitions cannot be dismissed merely because the petitioner did not approach the High Court first. The unambgious decision of Das CJ writing for himself and three others as part of five-judge bench in K.K. Kochunni v. State of Madras 1959 Supp (2) SCR 316 considered the issue and had this to observe. “8. Shri Purshottam Tricumdas appearing for some of the respondents has taken a preliminary objection as to the maintainability of the petitions. The argument in support of his objection has been developed and elaborated by him in several ways. In the first place, he contends that the petitions, insofar as they pray for the issue of a writ of mandamus, are not maintainable because the petitioners have an adequate remedy in that they can agitate the question now sought to be raised on these petitions and get relief in the pauper suit filed by one of the respondents after the passing of the impugned Act. This argument overlooks the fact that the present petitions are under Article 32 of the Constitution which is itself a guaranteed right. In Rashid Ahmed v. Municipal Board, Kairana [1950 SCR 566.] this Court repelled the submission of the Advocate-General of Uttar Pradesh to the effect that, as the petitioner had an adequate legal remedy by way of appeal, this Court should not grant any writ in the nature of the prerogative writ of mandamus or certiorari and observed: “There can be no question that the existence of an adequate legal remedy is a thing to be taken into consideration in the matter of granting writs, but the powers given to this Court under Article 32 are much wider and are not confined to issuing prerogative writs only.” Further, even if the existence of other adequate legal remedy may be taken into consideration by the High Court in deciding whether it should issue any of the prerogative writs on an application under Article 226 of the Constitution, as to which we say nothing now — this Court cannot, on a similar ground, decline to entertain a petition under Article 32, for the right to move this Court by appropriate proceedings for the enforcement of the rights conferred by Part III of the Constitution is itself a guaranteed right. It has accordingly been held by this Court in Romesh Thappar v. State of Madras [1950 SCR 594] that under the Constitution this Court is constituted the protector and guarantor of fundamental rights and it cannot, consistently with the responsibility so laid upon it, refuse to entertain applications seeking the protection of this Court against infringement of such rights, although such applications are made to this Court in the first instance without resort to a High Court having concurrent jurisdiction in the matter. The mere existence of an adequate alternative legal remedy cannot per se be a good and sufficient ground for throwing out a petition under Article 32, if the existence of a fundamental right and a breach, actual or threatened, of such right is alleged and is prima facie established on the petition.” The extended context given in the earlier quote is to labour the point that the issue of the Court’s powers to throw out Article 32 petitions on the ground that the petitioner has not approached the high court first or has not tendered adequate explanation for not approaching the high court first actually arose in Kochunni and the decision . The matter however does not end there. There is perhaps one argument that could be made – that is, Paul Manickam was specific in the context of habeas corpus writs which are distinct from other Article 32 petitions – to the extent that a second habeas corpus petition to the Supreme Court under Article 32 can be preferred even if a 226 writ is denied. (In fact, habeas corpus petitions are considered a species of their own (see Dharyao v State of U.P. AIR 1961 SC 1457). This is unlike other kinds of writs wherein once 226 jurisdiction of the high court is invoked, an article 32 petition ceases to be maintainable, being hit by the doctrine of res judicata. The distinction becomes germane because 32 and 226 are mutually exclusive for a person in other types of writs, and there is no such problem with a habeas corpus writ and therefore there is no real denial of Article 32 remedy even if the petitioner is directed first to approach the High Court under Article 226. However, for such distinction to be proper in law, it has to come through a judicial pronouncement that clearly distinguishes, clarifies or overrules the previous constitution bench judgments by larger bench or atleast of a bench that is coordinate strength – in a matter that this question actually arises. Moreover, the rationale behind non-applicability of res judicata to habeas corpus petitions is the consideration of paramountcy of personal liberty as a protected constitutional right and the role of the court as its protector (Ghulam Sarwar v Union Of India AIR 1967 SC 1335, 5-Judge bench, Subbarao CJ). That being the case, it is not immediately apparent why that distinction that was made to more effectively protect personal liberty ought to be understood to serve as a distinction to defeat the interests in the case of dealing with an Article 32 Petition for habeas corpus preferred in the first instance. The third argument that can perhaps be advanced is a favourite of the State in not just habeas corpus cases, but many other Article 32 petitions. That is, the consideration of the court’s docket and the workload of the Supreme Court and it being a good policy to have persons approach the High Court first so that flood gates of litigation in Supreme Court don’t open. Apart from this argument having no independent standing in light of Article 32 being a fundamental right in itself and the Supreme Court’s own holding of its lack of discretion to entertain or refuse Article 32 petitions so long as there is a fundamental right asserted and infringement claimed in the petition, it also suffers on another count. The writ docket in the supreme court is a miniscule fraction of its workload. In 2019 for instance, only 1947 Writ Petitions were registered in the Supreme Court, as against more than 42000 Special Leave Petitions under Article 136. This is despite the remedy under Article 136 being a discretionary one and the remedy under Article 32, a matter of right. The Court’s humongous workload in its discretionary jurisdiction cannot rationally be used to defeat its duty to entertain petitions under Article 32. Moreover, it is in fact the State’s own failure that it has not created more courts to supplement the Supreme Court in exercising Article 32 jurisdiction, which it is empowered to do under Clause (3) of that article – something that the courts ought not to allow the State to take advantage of. This leads us to another syndrome that has afflicted not just our court, but also those that comment on the court. That is the clamour to rush to brand writ petitions – particularly public interest litigation as frivolous or unworthy of the supreme court’s time and indeed exhorting the court to dismiss such petitions with costs : missing totally the prerogative and the right of every citizen under Article 32 to bring claims to the Supreme Court. The social cost of guaranteeing such a remedy is necessarily that there will from time to time be causes that are objectively and truly unworthy of the Supreme Court’s time. But the answer to that cannot be making Article 32 a discretionary remedy akin to Article 136 where the court can on a whim decide whether or not the complained of cause is worthy of its time and attention. Some of the court’s recent orders imposing costs on a petition that sought to protect artifacts found during the Ayodhya excavation, or the refusal to entertain the petition that sought a declaration epidemic act as unconstitutional and asking the Petitioner to approach the high court first – are clearly not in keeping with the letter and the purpose of Article 32 being a guaranteed right. If Article 32 were to be realised as a guaranteed right, the court ought to ordinarily not dismiss such petitions in limine and whenever it does, it must do so with a speaking order showing how the petition discloses no cause of action – i.e. it does not claim a fundamental right being engaged or that it does not claim of an infringement of that right.Views are personal.(Author is a practicing Lawyer in Delhi)Next Storylast_img read more

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Little Angels School gym being used as a classroom

first_imgThe Principal of the Little Angels School in Letterkenny says while they’ve moved a step closer to a new school building, it’s likely to be this time next year before contractors are on site.At present, they are at the pre-qualification stage, in which builders with an interest in the job are applying for the right to tender.At present, a gym at the school is being used as a classroom, but Principal Ailbhe Dunne told Greg Hughes on today’s Nine til Noon Show that they hope to have a pre-fab on site to resolve that issue very shortly……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/littleangels.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Google+center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleJobs boost for North WestNext articleGRA calls on minister to withdraw Cavan policing comments News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Little Angels School gym being used as a classroom Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – November 11, 2019 last_img read more

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A Christmas miracle at midnight

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… A Christmas miracle at midnight Shepherds were out in the fields so they were the first ones to see the Angel of the Lord and to know.All of a sudden there was this bright light in the sky and ab the angel just came out of nowhere and told the shepherds that the Baby Jesus had been born and they hurried off to see him.We had learned about that in Sunday school. But what our Sunday school teacher didn’t tell us was the best part about the night the Baby Jesus was born.People all over the world had been waiting for the Baby Jesus to be born, my granny said.  But it was not just people that were waiting. The animals all over the world were waiting, too. Next UpThis is what she said. On that first Christmas Eve night so long ago, the Baby Jesus was born in a cold, cold barn in a place called Bethlehem. People all over the world had been waiting for the Baby Jesus to be born my granny said, but they didn’t have radios so God sent an angel to let everybody know that the Baby Jesus had been born. So, when the animals heard the Baby Jesus’ birth cry, they welcomed Him into the world with their special sounds. The cows mooed. The horses whinnied. Donkeys brayed. Wolves howled. Lions roared. Mice squeaked and the elephant trumpeted his welcome. I could image what that must have been like, all the animals welcoming the Baby Jesus with their special sounds, but it was not a noisy racket. All of their special sounds blended together to make the most beautiful music that was heard all over the world.Then, all of the animals got down on their knees to worship the Baby Jesus. All over the world, the animals knelt together. What a wonderful sight must have been, the baby lamb kneeling right next to a big lion. That was because the Baby Jesus brought love and peace to the world, my granny said.That’s what happened at midnight on the first Christmas Eve. My granny said, from that night on, every year at midnight on Christmas Eve, all of the animals all over the world kneel to worship Jesus Christ the Savior of the World.In my child’s mind, that was the most wonderful thought of Christmas –all the animals kneeling to worship a little baby called Jesus. More than Sandy Claus coming, I wanted to see the animals kneeling in worship.And, maybe I did venture out on that cold, dark Christmas Eve or, perhaps, it was just a dream that warmed my heart on that night so long ago.And, it will be once again, on Christmas Eve 2020 as I stand in the icy cold in anticipation of the miracle at midnight. Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The icy breath billowed from for the cows pastured in the nearby field. Even though Mama had warmed a blanket by the fire and rushed to wrap my feet with it when I jumped in the bed, just the thought of the cold, icy nighttime made me shiver.I was almost nine years old. Plenty old enough to go out on a cold, winter’s night. So, when I heard the clock strike midnight, I was going to put on my shoes and coat, go stand by the fence and see for myself a Christmas miracle that my granny so often told me about. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:24 pm Friday, December 18, 2020center_img You Might Like Who will get vaccinated first? Vaccines from Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer are nearing approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Politicians will now decide who… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Latest Storieslast_img read more

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