Nat Read Retires from Public Relations

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub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 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News More Cool Stuffcenter_img 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newsmaker Nat Read Retires from Public Relations Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | 4:24 pm Community News HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Nat Read is closing his public relations business after 27 years, to make room for full-time writing. Over the years he has helped clients with projects such as the vitalization of Old Pasadena through the development of its “anchor,” the One Colorado Boulevard block; completion of the light rail Gold Line from Los Angeles to Pasadena after the MTA had killed the project; conversion of Paseo Colorado and restoration of its view corridor; and completion of the 710 Freeway, which was approved by the MTA in 2010 and is now two and a half years into its environmental study phase. Read is succeeded as chair of the 710 Freeway Coalition by former City of San Gabriel Mayor Harry Baldwin.“I want to make time for my passion of writing while I still have my health, my energy and my marbles,” Read said. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. He has authored five books, including Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, the story of Los Angeles as it transitioned from a Mexican pueblo to an American city with the important involvement of B.D. Wilson, the namesake of Mount Wilson.Read opened Read Communications in 1985 as a full-service public relations agency in an upstairs room of a historic Greene and Greene house in Pasadena. With the growth of the business, he soon moved to another site, the Chamber of Commerce Building in Old Pasadena. In 1995 he restructured Read Communications as a consultancy focusing on government relations and crisis management.Read began his professional career as an advertising copywriter for Standard Rate & Data Service in Skokie, Illinois. He served worked 15 years in public relations management for Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Chicago and Los Angeles. He then joined American High Speed Rail Corporation as an officer and vice president. This firm’s “Bullet Train” project was to connect Los Angeles and San Diego with a high speed rail project using private funding. It got closer to completion than any other high speed rail project in the US before or since. Read formed Read Communications after the railroad ran out of funds and closed its doors in 1984.Nat Read served as board chair of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Twilight Club of Pasadena, the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles Donors Roundtable and as chair of the Pasadena Breakfast Forum. He served on the boards of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, Pasadena Museum of History, Los Angeles Urban League, Pasadena Rotary Club, Upper Hastings Ranch Association, Pasadena Navy League, Publicity Club of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Glendale Symphony Association, Jonathan Club and a number of other non-profit organizations. He was a founding board member of California General Bank (later Professional Business Bank and now Bank of Manhattan).He served in the Navy and Naval Reserve for 23 years, retiring as a captain. He was a reserve line officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, working undercover vice in Hollywood and gang suppression in South Los Angeles. As a stand-up comic he performed throughout the Western US and Canada. He became one of fewer than a hundred people to stand at both the north and south poles. His many interests are chronicled in his autobiography, One Journey; Many Trails.He moved to Pasadena in 1970 and raised a son, Kevin, and daughter, Debbie, in Pasadena. They attended Don Benito Elementary School, Walden School, Westridge School and Flintridge Prep and are now a law school professor and pediatrician respectively. Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Comes To A Noise Within

first_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Events Previews William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Comes To A Noise Within Directed by Geoff Elliott; Feb. 9 – Apr. 11, 2020 STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 1:55 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News Subscribe Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Photo by Daniel ReichertA Noise Within (ANW), California’s acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to present William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, directed by ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott.The Winter’s Tale will run Feb. 9 through Apr. 11, 2020 with press performances on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.Bitter winter thaws into a spring of regeneration and miraculous forgiveness in William Shakespeare’s celebrated romance. “This story shows what psychotic jealousy can do to a family and even a country,” said Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott. “Leontes starts out as paranoid and egotistical – he builds monuments to himself. But after he destroys everything he’s ever loved, he spends the rest of the play atoning for it, believing he has no hope left. His extraordinary arc concludes with a dramatic scene of forgiveness that’s both surprising and moving.”The Winter’s Tale re-discovers all that was thought to be lost: old friendships restored; families reunited; and star-crossed lovers beating the odds to be together. Even the most impossible miracles become possible through fantastical feats and wondrous magic.“The play has some of the most beautiful language in the canon,” said Elliott. “We’ve streamlined it to the core story of Leontes’ transformation to make it more accessible, without losing any of the fairy tale enchantment that permeates the story.”ANW’s Words Within reading series will tie into the themes of The Winter’s Tale by presenting the first reading of the year, Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson on Monday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. This smart, dark revenge comedy leads us through a night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics. Gunderson takes Shakespeare’s most famous stage direction and turns it (and us) on our heads.ANW’s Noise Now program is partnering with TheatreWorkers Project to present to.be.FREE, in which five formerly incarcerated men will redefine their personal narratives through physical theatre and text using themes from The Winter’s Tale. Through Project Re/Frame, dedicated to the creation of pieces based on the writing and stories of those impacted by mass incarceration, participants develop, rehearse, and perform original work presented to diverse audiences. This newest project, to.be.FREE, performed on Mar. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at A Noise Within, will use the following text from The Winter’s Tale as a launching off point for personal storytelling: “a wild dedication of yourselves. To undiscovered waters, undreamed shores.”MKM Bollystars returns for their 3rd collaboration with ANW’s Noise Now program, this time re-envisioning Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale through Indian classical dance. Recognizing the parallel experiences of Hermione from The Winter’s Tale and Sita from the Ramayana, choreographers Shalini Bathina and Shivani Thakkar bring you a new creation delving into Her Story. Bollystars has roots in a rich dance heritage as an offspring of the well-established and recognized Bharata Natyam (Indian classical) dance institution Manu Kala Mandir (MKM) Dance Productions and Academy. Their dance performance of Her Story will take place at A Noise Within on Mar. 26 & 27 at 7:15 p.m.These events are curated to enhance A Noise Within’s mainstage production of The Winter’s Tale, which Elliott believes will delight any Shakespeare fan.“Everything you love about Shakespeare is here,” concluded Elliott. “Incredibly rich language. Intense emotional drama. The Winter’s Tale takes an evocative look at jealousy and mental illness, sweeps us away with passionate romance, and, ultimately, reminds us of the life-changing power of redemption and forgiveness.”Single ticket prices for The Winter’s Tale start at $25 and are available at anoisewithin.org, by phone at (626) 356-3121, and at the box office located at 3352 East Foothill Blvd in Pasadena.Pay What You Can (PWYC): Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – all tickets remaining are Pay What You Can, cash only, exact change appreciated, at the box office on day of performance after 2 p.m. Limit two per person. Suggested price of $10.Sunday Rush: Mar. 22 at 7 p.m. and Apr. 5 at 7 p.m. – all tickets remaining are $25, available online after 12 a.m. day of performance with the code SUNDAYRUSH or at the box office, cash or credit, after 2 p.m. day of performance.Symposium and Post-Show ConversationsThis run of The Winter’s Tale includes a symposium with Chapman University Professor Kent Lehnhof at 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2020 and post-show conversations on Feb. 21, Mar. 22 at 2p.m., Mar. 27, and Apr. 10.Wine Down WednesdaysGet a free glass of wine with your ticket when attending a Wednesday evening performance, including The Winter’s Tale’s Wednesday performances on Feb. 12 and Mar. 18.ANW’s 2019-2020 Season – They Played with Fire“THEY PLAYED WITH FIRE indeed! A Noise Within’s 2019-20 season embraces the incandescent power of change,” said ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott. “Our upcoming titles are peopled with formidable characters—torches in hand—willing to either burn down the house or build a mansion of possibility.”The Winter’s Tale will run in rotating repertory through the spring with Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus’ classic adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (directed by Stephanie Shroyer; March 1 – April 18, 2020). Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott; May 10 – June 7, 2020) will fan the flames before closing out ANW’s most ambitious season yet.ANW Producing Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott said, “Whether the characters of our productions are teetering on the precipice of redemption (Gem of the Ocean; The Winter’s Tale) or revenge (Sweeney Todd), or haunting revelation (Frankenstein; Buried Child), or even an outrageous romp down a rabbit hole (Alice in Wonderland), they are all staking their lives on a chance to transform the world around them.”“We invite you to join us as we venture with these risk-takers, revolutionaries, and game changers. We will see you at the theatre,” said ANW Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott.About the PlayShakespeare’s canon of plays can be roughly divided into four genres: tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances. Shakespeare’s romance plays are a mix of tragedy and comedy. The mark of a Shakespearean tragedy is that the play ends in a number of deaths, onstage and off, while Shakespearean comedies characteristically end in marriages. Romances typically begin as tragedies, but do not end that way, as is the case with The Winter’s Tale.These plays are imbued with a melancholy tone, and the action tends to center on remedying a past injustice. Forgiveness is central to the endings of the romance plays. While not all of the wrongs committed over the course of the play are righted, much of what is broken is mended. Reflection plays a key role in these plays as characters grapple with events of the past and embark on a physical or emotional journey toward peace and reconciliation. By the end of a romance play, the surviving characters have matured.Elements of magic and fantasy play significant roles in the romance plays. These elements contribute to an ambiguous and mystical setting for each of the plays—none of the romance plays take place strictly within the realm of a familiar reality. The elements of magic and mystery complement the transformations that the characters make throughout the play.Like many of Shakespeare’s plays, The Winter’s Tale is not an entirely original narrative. Critics have long regarded The Winter’s Tale as a play, in large part, derived from Robert Greene’s 1588 romance novella, Pandosto, The Triumph of Time. Shakespeare made the play distinct by changing all character names and introducing several changes and additions to the plot. While Shakespeare makes Leontes’ suspicion more groundless than it appears in the original, he also revises the original story’s tragic ending in which the Leontes character kills himself after discovering he has lusted after the Perdita character, unaware that she is his daughter. Shakespeare also creates the characters Paulina and Antigonus—characters who are integral to the unfolding of the play’s particular telling of the events. Probably the wildest addition to the original’s plot is Shakespeare’s inclusion of a bear.About A Noise WithinA Noise Within has been called “an oasis for those who love classic stories” by the Los Angeles Times and is a leading regional producer based in Pasadena.  ANW’s award-winning resident company practices a rotating repertory model at their state-of-the-art, 324-seat performance space. This venue, established in 2011, has allowed ANW to expand its audience, surpassing its previous box office, subscription, and attendance records year after year.In addition to producing world-class performances of classic theatre, the organization runs robust education programs committed to inspiring diverse audiences of all ages. Helmed by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, who hold MFAs from San Francisco’s renowned American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), A Noise Within truly delivers Classic Theatre, Modern Magic. http://www.anoisewithin.orgcenter_img 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 Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeauty 124 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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Limerick students from all over the county attend Limerick for Engineering…

first_imgTwitter 1 of 6 Paschal Meehan, Dean, Work Based Learning, Vice President of International Engagement and Chairperson of Limerick for Engineering described this year’s showcase as exceptional, attracting the largest ever number of attendees.“Limerick for Engineering is a unique collaboration between industry and education which  informs the next generation of engineers. The industry displays at this year’s showcase were interactive and informative and generated great interest among those who attended.” said Mr Meehan.Barry O’Sullivan, General Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision & President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland said the Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase demonstrated the various interesting and exciting careers in engineering available throughout the region.“The key contributor to the success of established companies in the region has been the availability of engineering graduates from the regional education and training institutions including the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), University of Limerick (UL),  and the Limerick Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB)” Mr. O’Sullivan said.Following on the success of the this year’s event the fifth Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 will return to Shannon Airport in 2019.More about education here. Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Sinead O’Regan, Molex and Patrick Molloy, Crescent Comp Limerick. Picture: Alan Place Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Conor Foster , Crecora National School with Clodagh Somers, Cook Medical. Picture: Alan Place Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Morad and Mohamed Bashir Sati. Picture: Alan Place Picture: Alan Place NewsEducationLimerick students from all over the county attend Limerick for Engineering ShowcaseBy Staff Reporter – March 13, 2018 2812 Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity WhatsApp Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, UL students, Rebecca Clarke, Zara Madden and Jane Marslan with Megan Moloney, Croom Precision Medical. Picture: Alan Place Print Picture: Alan PlacePrimary and secondary school students from all parts of county Limerick were among the one thousand who attended Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 at Shannon Airport on Thursday last.The event which had been postponed one week due to Storm Emma, also attracted parents of school going children, teachers, career guidance councillors and those curious about the ever developing world of engineering.In its fourth year, this free showcase is the brainchild of the Limerick for Engineering consortium – an industry led collaboration between 30 leading companies in the mid west and the region’s education providers. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSJohnson & JohnsonLimerick for Engineering ShowcaseLimerick Institute of TechnologyShannon airportStorm EmmastudentsUniversity of Limerick Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Email Advertisement Previous articleEastway Remote Monitoring Ltd secure win in Limerick final of the National Enterprise AwardsNext articleCroí Glas to launch fun filled event on St. Patricks Day Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the three hour event, students engaged with the companies (indigenous and multi national); viewed the most cutting edge technologies, witnessed demonstrations by full time engineers, and learned first hand about the multiple career opportunities available in the Mid West to young people with an interest in engineering.Staff and students from Limerick Institute of Technology, the University of Limerick, the Limerick, Clare ETB and Griffith College were on hand to outline the various courses and routes that are available to students wishing to pursue a career in the engineering field. Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Sean McGuinness, Regeneron and Aaron Kelly, Crescent Comprehensive Limerick. Picture: Alan Place Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Linkedin Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Airlast_img read more

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JPs’ work ethics questionedHomebuilder says officials have been unavailable since spring

first_img JPs’ work ethics questionedHomebuilder says officials have been unavailable since spring WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Local NewsGovernment Previous articlePSP, Coalition partner for first respondersNext articleEmpty Stocking, Angel Tree come throughAnnual fund drive remains $66 K short of goal Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter The owner of an Odessa multi-family home construction company told Ector County commissioners Thursday that the county’s four justices of the peace have been unavailable since the pandemic started in March and that he has urgent business that he has been prevented from transacting.  Keith Antilley of Keith Antilley Homes said after the meeting that a number of people living in his homes had not paid rent for several months. “They’re just squatting,” he said. Antilley had told the commissioners at the 10 a.m. session that the JPs’ “doors have been closed and their phones don’t answer. “They have not been to work,” he said, adding that he has had business in all four precincts. “They’re just staying home and drawing their checks.” Judge Debi Hays said County Human Resources Director Donna James would be directed to contact JPs Terry Lange in Precinct 1, Missi Walden in Precinct 2, Sherwood Kupper in Precinct 3 and Eddy Spivey in Precinct 4 and ask them to submit a plan to the court “about how they’re going to reopen their offices” after Jan. 1. Hays had told Antilley that as elected officials, the JPs are not supervised by the commissioners, but their funding and the pay of their staff members are in the county’s purview. “The community has needs, so they need to be available for those needs,” she said. A clerk answered Lange’s office phone and said Lange was unavailable while a call to Spivey’s office yielded only a recorded message, an email address and the chance to leave a phone message. Walden told the Odessa American that Antilley’s assertions “are not totally true because my clerk, Nicki Palmer, has talked to him a couple of times when he needed to file something in one of the other precincts. “Right now our doors are shut to the public, but if somebody needs to file something they can email us or leave it in a box outside,” Walden said. “Nicki had been coming outside if they needed to see us in person, but she is working remotely now because her child is quarantined. “The Texas Office of Court Administration got Zoom accounts for all the JPs, but I can’t speak for any of the other courts. I’ve been doing all my evictions and default injunctions through Zoom and we are doing our best to make sure and take care of everyone.” In a brief response that ended when he hung up, Kupper said he had “talked with Keith and he told me that he had not had a problem with Precinct 3. “So I have no comment other than to say Precinct 3 is not involved,” Kupper said. In other business in the court’s last regular meeting of the year, Sheriff Mike Griffis gained approval of specifications for the expected delivery in mid-2021 of 27 new Chevrolet Tahoes for his deputies. “They will be exactly like the Tahoes we have now,” the sheriff said just before the meeting. “They’ll come with the police package and we will try to get an outfitter in the locality of the dealership to put in the console and lights. “We’ll buy the radios and get our IT man, Stephen White, to install them.” With the judge and four commissioners wearing lighthearted Santa Claus and Christmas hats, they OK’d budget amendments totaling $49,462 to buy furniture and complete the booking area in the recently completed $25-million jail expansion. The court accepted Griffis’ recommendation of an intergovernmental agreement with Lynn County, south of Lubbock, for Lynn County inmates to be housed in the county detention center. It was the last meeting for Precincts 1 and 3 Commissioners Eddy Shelton and Dale Childers, who are leaving office Jan. 1, and Hays and Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons expressed the county’s appreciation for the men’s service, Other business included: >> Tabled Public Works Director Evans Kessey’s 2020 operational report and his project proposals for the New Year. >> The renewal and ratification of guidelines governing tax abatements in reinvestment and enterprise zones. >> The approval of Health Department Director Brandy Garcia’s request to hire a disease intervention specialist for $17 per hour. >> The approval of Kessey’s plan for the handling of dead animals. >> The approval of an $8,950 expenditure for work on the historic White-Pool House’s roof. By Digital AIM Web Support – December 17, 2020 TAGS  Pinterestlast_img read more

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300 jobs lost at Stream in Derry

first_img Previous articleDecleration calls on EU on government to return islander’s fishing rightsNext articleGarda Commissioner “deeply saddened” at garda death News Highland By News Highland – December 14, 2009 News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ WhatsApp More than 300 workers at Stream International in Derry are out of work after the company failed to secure any new contracts.Stream , which provides support services for technology companies has struggled to find new business during the economic downturn.In August, the 300 workers at the Derry facility were put on 90-day notice.center_img Pinterest Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Facebook 300 jobs lost at Stream in Derry Twitter Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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Allahabad HC Issues Further Directions For Wearing Masks In Public Spaces; Resolves Conflict Between Jurisdiction Of Development Authorities & Local Municipal Authorities [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Issues Further Directions For Wearing Masks In Public Spaces; Resolves Conflict Between Jurisdiction Of Development Authorities & Local Municipal Authorities [Read Order] Akshita Saxena9 Oct 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued detailed instructions to ensure that all persons, moving out into public places, wear masks. The Bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar has also taken serious note of issue of unauthorized encroachment on public land that often invite large congregation of men and women in violation of the Covid-19 guidelines. The High Court…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 Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued detailed instructions to ensure that all persons, moving out into public places, wear masks. The Bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar has also taken serious note of issue of unauthorized encroachment on public land that often invite large congregation of men and women in violation of the Covid-19 guidelines. The High Court has been emphasizing on the importance of wearing masks in public places, time and again. “No person should be seen outside his/ her house without a mask on his/her face and he or she should check that the mask covers both the nose and the mouth,” the High Court has previously remarked. ‘Even Police Personnel Outside Their Police Stations Are Not Wearing Masks’: Allahabad HC Expresses Displeasure At Shoddy Implementation Of Its Orders The High Court has now ordered: All Heads of the Department in the whole State of U.P. should send reminders to their employees that they and their family members have to compulsorily wear masks. This should be done on a daily basis.The State Police should itself wear masks religiously and also see that everyone in their vicinity wears the masks. Here it may be mentioned that the security personnel deputed outside the houses of various dignitaries have not been wearing their masks. They should wear their masks and also request people passing by them that they should also wear masks.All shops even other than eateries shall ensure that the customers/ individuals who enter their premises shall wear their masks at all times. Needless to say that non-wearing of masks would invite penalty and prosecution.The Advocate Commissioners appointed by this Court may continue to take photographs as have been taken by them in the past and the State Authority may take action on those photographs. Encroachment of public land Inter alia, the High Court has directed the Development Authority, Prayagraj to immediately proceed to remove all unauthorized encroachments from public road and road side land and other public places in the city, so as to prevent large congregations at these places. It further directed the Municipal Corporation and Police administration to render all necessary help in the anti-encroachment drive and to submit a report on the next date of hearing. Significantly, the High Court has repeatedly asked the local authorities to prevent encroachment of public land and the menace of parking. However, it noted that the issue is still looming as the Development authorities and the Municipal bodies have been “shifting their burden upon each other” citing various provisions of the UP Urban Planning & Development Act, 1973 and the UP Municipal Corporation Act, 1959. Deprecating the same, the Court was of the opinion that in case of any conflict, both the Acts have to be “read in harmony with each other” so that both the authorities shoulder their responsibilities in the larger public interest. “What is needed is the achievement of the objectives under both the Acts and thus there is a requirement of a harmonious construction of the two different sets of provisions under the two Acts of 1959 and 1973. We find the provisions to be supplemental to each other,” the Court said. The Court noted that the Acts of 1959 and 1973 do not overlap. It clarified: Development activities in the ‘development areas’ have to be carried out like by the Development Authorities. Such activities include: (i) carving out main public road and public land; (ii) inspection in development areas; (iii) action against unauthorized encroachers under Section 26A of the 1973 Act. The Municipal Corporation on the other hand is responsible for maintenance of (i)drainage, (ii) public street, (iii) maintenance of lanes and by-lanes in municipal areas, (iv) electricity poles and lighting etc. and so they have been vested with the powers to ensure removal of such unauthorized encroachments also. It further clarified, “In any development area if the municipal corporation has been working and the development activities have to be carried out as per the master plan and zonal development plan, then in our considered opinion both the development authorities as well as the municipal corporations have to act and aid each other to ensure that no public places, public roads or road side lands or public buildings are occupied by any person, be it by raising temporary or permanent structures or be it any violation of any development activity in an area notified under the Acts.” Besides this, the Court said, cleaning of road side land, management of parking of the vehicles in commercial areas of the city alongwith rehabilitation of the road side vendors/ street vendors in duly identified vending zones are a few other tasks which have to be accomplished by the various local administrative authorities in these days of the pandemic. Sanitizers The Court has further asked the State Government to clarify whether along with the license to manufacture and sale of sanitizer, any requirement is there to take licenses under the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 and the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945. The matter is now listed for hearing on October 14, 2020. Case Title: In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres… Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Bill Cosby’s graphic deposition of ‘consensual sex’ with main accuser read in court

first_imgGilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Penn.) — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial heard the comedian’s side of the story for the first time Tuesday afternoon, when law enforcement officials read portions of a 2005 civil lawsuit deposition the legendary entertainer gave to his main accuser’s attorneys. In the deposition excerpts, which were read aloud by a detective and a prosecutor, Cosby graphically described what he characterized as a consensual sexual encounter with Andrea Constand, who alleges she was sexually assaulted by the man once known as “America’s Dad.” The account Cosby described occurred prior to the night of the alleged assault, according to the entertainer’s deposition. In the deposition, Cosby was describing this incident to make the case that the later incident was consensual.The married Cosby, 80, is being retried on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. His first trial ended in a mistrial in June when a jury failed to reach a verdict. Cosby has adamantly denied the accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women, including six who have now testified in his retrial. Five of the women were called by the prosecution to testify and show an alleged pattern of criminal behavior by Cosby, even though the statute of limitations has run out on filing criminal charges in their cases.The charges the comedian faces stem from a 2004 incident at his suburban Philadelphia home, where Constand, 44, the former director of operations for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, claims she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby, who was a Temple trustee.In the encounter at his home, Cosby said he began rubbing Constand’s bare midriff — which he described as “the question zone,” according to the deposition read for the jury in Montgomery County Court in Norristown, Pennsylvania.He said he moved his hand down to her pants near her private parts — a region he referred to as “the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection,” according to his deposition. He said Constand did not tell him to stop.Cosby graphically described Constand returning his physical affection. He said he didn’t directly ask for permission to touch her private parts, but that his actions were a form of a wordless question.“I’m asking, without saying [for permission]. I’m giving Andrea time to say yes or no — to the area right there in the question zone,” Cosby said, according to the deposition. “I didn’t say it verbally. The action is my hand on her midriff, which is skin. I’m not lifting … I’ve got her skin and it’s just above where you can go in her pants. I don’t hear her say anything. And I don’t feel her say anything,” he said in the deposition. “And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped.”He said Constand ultimately rejected his advances when they moved to another room and he began to kiss her breasts, according to the deposition.“Andrea said to me either one of two words: ‘Stop’ or ‘No,’” he said in the deposition.He said he stopped and walked her out of his home.“She does not look angry. She doesn’t say to me, ‘Don’t ever do that again.’ She doesn’t walk off in a huff, because I think I’m a pretty good reader of people in these romantic situations,” he said in the deposition.The prosecution is scheduled to wrap up its case this week.If convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each count.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Modeling Thermodynamic Ice–Ocean Interactions at the Base of an Ice Shelf

first_imgModels of ocean circulation beneath ice shelves are driven primarily by the heat and freshwater fluxes that are associated with phase changes at the ice–ocean boundary. Their behavior is therefore closely linked to the mathematical description of the interaction between ice and ocean that is included in the code. An hierarchy of formulations that could be used to describe this interaction is presented. The main difference between them is the treatment of turbulent transfer within the oceanic boundary layer. The computed response to various levels of thermal driving and turbulent agitation in the mixed layer is discussed, as is the effect of various treatments of the conductive heat flux into the ice shelf. The performance of the different formulations that have been used in models of sub-ice-shelf circulation is assessed in comparison with observations of the turbulent heat flux beneath sea ice. Formulations that include an explicit parameterization of the oceanic boundary layer give results that lie within about 30% of observation. Formulations that use constant bulk transfer coefficients entail a definite assumption about the level of turbulence in the water column and give melt/freeze rates that vary by a factor of 5, implying very different forcing on the respective ocean models.last_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 12/20

first_imgDecember 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballWalker Memorial ClassicST. GEORGE, Utah-Mason Thompson posted 27 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Manti Templars routed Hurricane 79-63 Thursday at the Walker Memorial Classic at Burns Arena. Bryce Thomas netted 21 points and 9 rebounds in the loss for the Tigers.Emerald Coast 16NICEVILLE, Fla.-Marvin “Tre” Williams netted 20 points and 8 rebounds as the Wasatch Academy Tigers hammered West Oaks Academy (Fla.) 87-57 at the Emerald Coast 16 Thursday.Girls BasketballRegion 18 BEAVER, Utah-The Beaver Beavers routed Gunnison 58-28 Thursday in Region 18 girls basketball action.SALINA, Utah-Megan Wade led the way with 17 points and the Millard Eagles pounded North Sevier 60-23 Thursday in Region 18 girls basketball action. Kamree Brunson had 7 points in the loss for the Wolves.Region 20TROPIC, Utah-Heidi Jensen and Jordyn Kennedy had 12 points apiece as the Piute Thunderbirds stormed past Bryce Valley 41-32 in Region 20 girls basketball action Thursday. Brooklyn Syrett had 12 points in the loss for the Mustangs.Non-RegionMONROE, Utah-Kaylie Jenson and Mattie Blackburn had 14 points apiece and the South Sevier Rams downed Delta 45-32 in non-region girls basketball action Thursday. Brinley Henrie had 13 points in the loss for the Rabbits.RICHFIELD, Utah-Samantha Johnston posted 13 points as the Cedar Lady Reds outlasted Richfield 50-47 Thursday in non-region girls basketball action. Alexa Lord had a game-high 20 points in defeat for the Wildcats. Written by Tags: Alexa Lord/Brinley Henrie/Brooklyn Syrett/Bryce Thomas/Heidi Jensen/Jordyn Kennedy/Kamree Brunson/Kaylie Jenson/Marvin “Tre” Williams/Mason Thompson/Mattie Blackburn/Megan Wade/Samantha Johnston Brad Jameslast_img read more

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UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi speaks out about her viral floor routine

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — The UCLA gymnast who nailed a flawless floor routine that has been viewed tens of millions of times opened up about the body shaming she has faced as a gymnast and how she reclaimed her joy in the sport. Katelyn Ohashi, a 21-year-old senior, said she faced body shaming since the age of 14. “In the gym, outside of the gym, on the internet, so it’s something that you can never really escape,” Ohashi, 21, said Thursday on ABC News’ Good Morning America. “As a 14-year-old, it’s kind of hard to cope with, because you’re still developing as a person, and so everything really impacts you.” In addition to the support of her coach at UCLA, Valorie Kondos Field, Ohashi has learned to use poetry to help her cope. “I am my own size and no words or judgmental stares will let me compromise,” Ohashi said on GMA, reading from one of her own poems. Field and Ohashi’s UCLA teammates were by her side on Saturday when she flipped and did splits during her flawless floor routine at the 2019 Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, California. The video of the performance posted by Ohashi’s team, the UCLA Bruins, has more than 39 million views and counting. Ohashi performed to songs by Tina Turner and Earth, Wind and Fire, as well as the Jackson 5 and Michael and Janet Jackson. Her teammates could be seen in the background, cheering her on and even performing bits of her choreography. “Every time I get on the floor, that’s always been my favorite part of gymnastics, and being there with my team and my coach and being able to see them dancing with me, it just feels like home,” Ohashi said on GMA.One of Ohashi’s tumbling passes in the floor routine was such a high level of difficulty that the team had to resubmit it in competition because “it wasn’t in the code of points,” according to Ohashi. Her flawless routine was her fourth career perfect 10 on the floor, according to the UCLA Bruins.Prior to her reign at UCLA, Ohashi spent four years on the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team, even beating out future Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles at the 2013 American Cup. After suffering a fractured back and two torn shoulders, Ohashi stepped away from the elite circuit. She recalled being told by doctors after the American Cup that she may never be able to compete in gymnastics again. “It was almost like this weight was lifted off of me, but then at the same time I realized that was the only thing I knew how to do,” Ohashi said. “It was taken away from me at the same time.” When Ohashi defied doctors’ expectations and returned to competing at the collegiate level, she made sure that she was having fun, according to Field, her coach. “Her freshman year she comes to us and halfway through our competition season she says, ‘I just don’t want to be great again,’” Field recalled. “When we delved into it, she just said, ‘When I was great, there was nothing joyful about it. I wasn’t happy so why would I want to go back there?’” “At that point, I knew I had to earn her trust,” Field said. Ohashi’s viral, flawless performances show she has found joy in her re-emergence as a college-level powerhouse at UCLA. A floor routine performance by Ohashi to the music of Michael Jackson also went viral last year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img January 17, 2019 /Sports News – National UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi speaks out about her viral floor routinelast_img read more

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