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Friday night rugby has been ditched for 2012 with games only on Saturday and Sunday. France open the tournament at home to Italy and England close it at Twickenham, entertaning Ireland.The full list of fixtures for 2012 is:February 4: France v Italy, 2.30pm and Scotland v England, 5pmFebruary 5: Ireland v Wales, 3pmFebruary 11: Italy v England, 4pm and France v Ireland, 8pmFebruary 12: Wales v Scotland, 3pmFebruary 25: Ireland v Italy, 1.30pm and England v Wales, 4pmFebruary 26: Scotland v France, 3pm To see the 2013 RBS 6 Nations fixtures click hereThe Scottish Rugby Union have released some information about tickets for 2012. Click here to see it LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS March 10: Wales v Italy, 2.30pm and Ireland v Scotland, 5pmMarch 11: France v England, 3pmMarch 17: Italy v Scotland 12.30pm, Wales v France, 2.45pm and England v Ireland, 5pm* All games are live on the BBC.To see the 2011 RBS 6 Nations fixtures click here
Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 23 Share Year: photographs: Koichi TorimuraPhotographs: Koichi TorimuraStructural Design:Yasutaka KonishiLighting Design:Hirohito Totsune, Kazutaka MurakawaArchitects In Charge:Makoto Yamaguchi, Takaaki EndoCity:PakseCountry:LaosMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The project site is located in the town of Pakse, Laos, on an estate overlooking the Mekong River. It is one of the three huge buildings of classical European style, which had been designed and built a few years ago by a Thai architect as the residence for a certain family. The subject building was for the daughter of the family, our client, who requested that we provide the interior design for her residence. She wished for a contemporary and simple motif in contrast with the exterior.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe project also demanded that the exterior of the building be left untouched, as it was part of the symmetrical layout of the three buildings (a central building with two wings). Furthermore, our renovation work started by scrapping the initial interior work which had been suspended in its early stages.Save this picture!First Floor PlanIt seemed only natural for us to aim for an interior design that would take into account the powerful impact of the classical European exterior. Initially, we had felt that the classical European style seemed somewhat out of place in Laos, Southeast Asia. But once the buildings were painted in a shade of ocher, they seemed to ease into the environment, sitting comfortably as site specific architecture. The combination of the classical European style and Laos landscape no longer seemed strange; the elements were now integrated or in harmony. This was an extremely interesting revelation for us, and thus, we felt our design should follow that feeling.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraFor the main entrance on the first floor, we designed an objet d’art made of Swarovski crystal glass in the image of a waterfall. The choice to use crystal glass had been inspired by the classical façade. Since the town of Pakse is extremely famous for having countless waterfalls in its pristine natural environment, this is also a perfect example of fusing aspects of local nature into the design.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraFurthermore, harmony can be seen in the relationship between the floors and walls. White marble was chosen for the floor along the outer walls, inspired by the stately façade with decorative arched windows. Meanwhile, the floor and walls nearer the center of the room were finished with gorgeous teak ‒ precious golden teak from Laos. The contrast of marble against the rich teak also presents a beautiful harmony.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanMoreover, the stone wall is made of granite, suggestive of the rugged rocks found along the rivers running through the deep forest, or around waterfalls. It is flanked with large stainless steel panels with a mirror finish or glass panels ‒ materials never used in the traditional, rustic wooden buildings of the local area. The rock material, representing the unique landscape of Pakse, and contemporary elements of metal and glass are fused together.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThus, this grand residence embodies the harmonious fusion of contemporary elements, classical European style architecture, and local nature of Pakse.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessKaohsiung American School / MAYU architectsSelected ProjectsArchifest 2015: Singapore’s Annual Architecture Festival Returns With New Theme “Wha…Event Share House in Pakse / Makoto Yamaguchi Design Laos 2014 Architects: Makoto Yamaguchi Design Area Area of this architecture project Year: “COPY” 2014 CopyHouses, Renovation•Pakse, Laos Area: 1266 m² Area: 1266 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772639/house-in-pakse-makoto-yamaguchi-design Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772639/house-in-pakse-makoto-yamaguchi-design Clipboard Photographs House in Pakse / Makoto Yamaguchi DesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Pakse / Makoto Yamaguchi Design CopyAbout this officeMakoto Yamaguchi DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPakseLaosPublished on September 04, 2015Cite: “House in Pakse / Makoto Yamaguchi Design” 03 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Brazil Projects Architects: Marcus Lima Arquitetura e Urbanismo Area Area of this architecture project Renovation of a House in Bixiga Neighbourhood / Marcus Lima Arquitetura e Urbanismo Engineering:MLAULandscape:MLAUCity:Bela VistaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The semi-detached house, in 2017, graffiti on its façade of the street and poorly maintained was the headquarters of an association that completely mischaracterized the building. The two floors were circulating workrooms, corridors, creating areas of use often without openings to the outside, true alcoves. We included in these mistaken uses the occupation of the back of the land, with the installation of floor and roof.Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiSave this picture!Planta – Pavimento InferiorSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe property is listed, with preservation level 3, which presupposes the possibility of recovering the original characteristics of the listed property. Thus, the first decision of the project was the demolition of this area built at the bottom of the land. This decision became the fundamental guideline of the project, the elimination of elements attached to the original building. Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe floor, ceramic scraps, carpet, vinyl flooring were removed entirely, on the two main floors, as well as the various levels of ceiling found, of stucco, drywall, plaster, found in a disorderly manner. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949544/renovation-of-a-house-in-bixiga-neighbourhood-marcus-lima-arquitetura-e-urbanismo Clipboard Renovation of a House in Bixiga Neighbourhood / Marcus Lima Arquitetura e UrbanismoSave this projectSaveRenovation of a House in Bixiga Neighbourhood / Marcus Lima Arquitetura e UrbanismoSave this picture!© Pedro Vannucchi+ 27Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeMarcus Lima Arquitetura e UrbanismoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsPinheirosBela VistaBrazilPublished on October 16, 2020Cite: “Renovation of a House in Bixiga Neighbourhood / Marcus Lima Arquitetura e Urbanismo” [Reforma de Casa Tombada no Bixiga / Marcus Lima Arquitetura e Urbanismo] 16 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
In November, the Trump “transition team” promised to slash federal employment with a mandatory across-the-board hiring freeze. This would reduce the size of the federal workforce through attrition, i.e., retirements, deaths and terminations occurring without backfilling the vacant positions. The civilian workforce in the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs will be the first targets for “draining the swamp,” as Trump calls it.Hiring freezes are not new for civil service employees; cutting the federal workforce has been a bipartisan effort. The American Federation of Government Employees president, J. David Cox, head of the largest federal workers union, “pointed to the Social Security Administration as evidence of the possible fallout of a hiring freeze. The SSA said slower service and delayed hearings have resulted from ongoing budget cuts, and the agency has already implemented an across-the-board hiring freeze for 2017. Many positions were already frozen this year.” (The Government Executive, Oct. 25)What makes this gutting of the civil service different from others is the likely passage by the right-wing Congress under a reactionary administration of the so-called “Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act.” PAGE will make it possible to eliminate raises between grade step increases, a back door to lowering wages, and turn federal workers into “at-will employees.”Some hostile legislation that has been resurrected is the Holman Rule from the 1870’s, which will permit Congress to arbitrarily reduce the number of federal workers and cut workers’ wages. This would end the present practice of appropriating the funds requested when the head of an agency declares the amount of money and employees that it will need to operate throughout the fiscal year.This lets Congress “allow lawmakers to bring an amendment on an appropriations bill to the House floor that may ‘retrench’ agency spending, reduce the number of federal employees in a particular agency or cut the salary or ‘compensation of any person paid out of the Treasury of the United States.’” AFGE President Cox stated that “reviving this rule means lawmakers will be able to vote to cut the pay and jobs of individual workers or groups of workers without getting input from the agencies where these employees work.” (Federal News Radio, Jan.12)The most egregious scenario that may take place is the elimination of “5 United States Code; Chapter 71,” which permits collective bargaining rights and is enforced by the Federal Labor Relations Authority — similar to the NLRB in the private sector. Because the president gets to appoint the head of the FLRA, this could lead to the dismantling of the authority itself.All of this comes at a time when most agencies are woefully understaffed, which makes it frustrating and difficult for federal workers to serve the public. Federal workers and their unions have been under a right-wing attack for decades, with proponents spewing propaganda that federal workers are overpaid, privileged and lazy. This rallying cry is a direct attempt to sow division and divide the working class. Although Republicans may lead the charge, it is an overall assault by the capitalist ruling class.An all-out struggle for federal workers and their unions is needed at the January 20 Counterinauguration and beyond to send a message to Trump and his “alt-right” collaborators: no hiring freeze, no pay cuts, no union-busting!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
NewsLocal NewsOperation waterfront swings into actionBy admin – August 12, 2010 462 A NEW garda surveillance of the city’s parks located close to the river has been launched.In recent weeks, the Limerick Post has highlighted anti-social activity in Arthur’s Quay and the skatepark.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Under the supervision of Sgt Ollie Kennedy, Operation Waterfront will tackle intimidation and bullying in the area around the skatepark on Steamboat Quay and Arthur’s Quay Park.In co-operation with Limerick City Council, it will operate a daily patrol by park rangers and environmental inspectors in the area.The Limerick Post reported on a number of councillors’ concerns regarding undesirable behaviour and rent boy activity in Arthur’s Quay Park, and complaints have been received from people who have allegedly, been intimidated.Commenting on recent statements made by Cllr Kevin Kiely regarding Arthur’s Quay Park, Cllr Kathleen Leddin, who is adamantly against any plan to sell off the park for development, and is campaigning for a playground in the park, told the Limerick Post that she believes this would be a retrograde step.“There are many other more appropriate sites for development, rather than builing on our parks I’ve spoken with a number of gardaí and the park doesn’t have any problems over and above the rest of the city. I walked through it myself on each of the past four evenings and chatted with other users when I was there, and there was nothing untoward happening.“While petty crime may have been a problem in the past, it is now a red herring story and is being put about in order to suit a particular agenda. The sad thing is that when elected representatives make such negative remarks without providing any evidence to back them up, all they really do is drag the name of their city through the gutter.“The park has beautiful views of the river and the old part of the city and it could be utilised a lot more. A modern playground there would certainly do much to bring people into it and make it a more accessible space for the people of Limerick and visitors alike.“I stand by the proposal for the council to provide a playground at Arthur’s Quay Park. A number of people have contacted me and said they believe it would enhance the park itself, and help bring more people into the city centre, and that would be good for city centre businesses and the city in general”. Linkedin Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Print Previous articleScourge of high rents and ratesNext articleAction taken on Mount Kennett admin Advertisement Email
Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as the Cinderella Castle and the golf-ball-like Spaceship Earth are getting new lighting, Disney officials said Friday while unveiling the first details of how the massive theme park resort will mark its milestone anniversary. Plans for the 18-month celebration which starts in October are being made amid one of the toughest stretches the resort the size of the city of San Francisco has faced in its nearly 50 years. Last spring, Disney World closed for two months to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, leading to the temporary furlough of 43,000 workers. Last fall, the company announced layoffs for 28,000 workers from its parks division in Florida and California due to limits on attendance and other pandemic-related issues. Disney officials said last November that revenue at its parks, experiences and products business fell 61% to $2.6 billion. Before the pandemic, Disney World employed around 77,000 workers. “If ever the world needed some pixie dust and a little extra magic from our cast, that time is now — and we hope you join us in the excitement,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World Resort in an email to community leaders. Disney World has high hopes the 50th anniversary celebration provides Disney fans enough reason to return to the theme park resort during a time when vaccines will be more widely distributed. For starters, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other costumed characters will be getting sparkling clothes that include iridescent fabric and embroidery with renderings of the Cinderella Castle. The resorts’ iconic structures — the castle at Magic Kingdom, Spaceship Earth at Epcot, the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom — will be glowing with special lighting during the celebration. The Cinderella Castle also will be made over with gold bunting and other golden embellishments. “It is going to be the world’s most magical celebration,” said Dana Carlson, an associate broadcast producer for Disney Live Entertainment. Facebook PeopleLifestyleLocal NewsUS News WhatsApp TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Mickey’s flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th Pinterest
Medical Oxygen IP & Nitrous Oxide IP Are ‘Drugs’ Under Section 3(b)(i) Of Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 : SC [Read Judgment]
Top StoriesMedical Oxygen IP & Nitrous Oxide IP Are ‘Drugs’ Under Section 3(b)(i) Of Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 : SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 April 2020 2:26 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held that ‘Medical Oxygen IP’ and ‘Nitrous Oxide IP’ are ‘drug’ within the meaning of Section 3(b)(i) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940.On this ground, a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi held that these gaseous substances are to be taxed as ‘drugs’under Entry 88 of Schedule V of the Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax Act 2005.The bench was…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 Supreme Court has held that ‘Medical Oxygen IP’ and ‘Nitrous Oxide IP’ are ‘drug’ within the meaning of Section 3(b)(i) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940.On this ground, a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi held that these gaseous substances are to be taxed as ‘drugs’under Entry 88 of Schedule V of the Andhra Pradesh Value Added Tax Act 2005.The bench was considering an appeal filed by the State of Andhra Pradesh against the judgment of the High Court which held that these substances are taxable as drugs under Schedule IV.According to the State, they were taxable as ‘unclassified goods’ under Schedule V, which attracts a higher percentage of duty when compared to Schedule IV.The High Court was of the view that in Section 3(b)(i) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, the expression “drug‟ covers within its ambit any substance which is used for or in the treatment, prevention and mitigation of a disease or a disorder. The High Court held that (i) Medical Oxygen IP is used for the treatment of patients and to mitigate the intensity of diseases and disorders; and (ii) Nitrous Oxide IP is used as an anesthetic in surgical operations and procedures of a short duration. Challenging the said decision of the High Court, the State of Andhra Pradesh submitted, inter-alia, that every ‘substance’ cannot be said to fall within the ambit of Entry 88 merely because it is used for medicinal purposes. For a substance to fall within the ambit of Entry 88, it must accord with the definition stipulated in Section 3(1)(b) of the 1940 Act, the state submitted.The Court noted that Entry 88 of Schedule IV included in its ambit ‘drugs and medicines’ as defined under Section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940.Hence, the issue was whether ‘Medical Oxygen’ and ‘Nitrous Oxide’ would be drugs as per the Act. Section 3(b)(i) includes both medicines or substances used for the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder.The term “medicine‟ is not defined in the 1940 Act. Therefore, the Court followed the ordinary meaning of the word.The ordinary or popular understanding of the term medicine is characterized by its curative properties in general and specifically, its use for or in diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder, the Court said.The Court noted that Nitrous Oxide is used as anesthetic agent. Medical oxygen with 99.9% purity is predominantly used in hospitals. Medical Oxygen is also used for the treatment of patients and to mitigate the intensity of disease or disorder in human beings. It is utilised to prevent a sudden collapse of patients and to aid in the recovery of health.Medical Oxygen is also administered in resuscitation, major trauma, anaphylaxis, major hemorrhage, shock and active convulsions, amongst other conditions. Several medical publications and judgments were referred by the Court for the above conclusions.”There is no doubt that Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP are medicines used for or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease or disorder in human beings falling within the ambit of Section 3(b)(i) of the 1940 Act. We hold that Medical Oxygen IP and Nitrous Oxide IP fall within the ambit of Section 3(b)(i) of the 1940 Act and are consequently covered in Entry 88 of the 2005 Act”, the Court concluded.Case DetailsTitle : State of Andhra Pradesh vs M/s Linde India LtdCase No : Civil Appeal 2230 of 2020Coram : Justices D Y Chandrachud and Ajay RastogiClick here to download judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleFunding confirmed for The Battery in RathmullanNext articleOne more death and 35 new Covid-19 cases reported in ROI News Highland Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 11, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp The government is working on a new medium term plan for the country to deal with the coronavirus.It was agreed at a meeting of the Cabinet’s sub-committee on Covid 19 today.It will meet again next week on how to maintain economic activity over the next 6 months while protecting people.It was also agreed today to put a systematic testing system in place in nursing homes, direct provision centres and meat plants nationwide.Meanwhile, An outbreak of Covid-19 has been identified at Naas General Hospital in County Kildare.The virus has been detected on one major ward, but test results from patients have come back as negative. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Medium term plan being devised to deal with Covid-19 increase