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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate “I think this is a great opportunity to show the example of the great partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies,” said APD Chief Michael McKinley. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FBI… we all worked together to make sure no injuries happened to anyone and everything went very well. It’s a great arrest for our community to get these dangerous individuals off the streets.” Editor’s Note: This is the 19th in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th and December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #19: Multiple law enforcement agencies tracked the bank robbery suspects for several days before arresting them at the Iberia Bank in ApopkaFirst published December 7th, 2017Apopka and Central Florida just got a lot safer this morning.Multiple law enforcement agencies working together arrested four suspects in an attempted armed robbery at the Iberia Bank in Apopka around 11 AM. The four subjects were apprehended before entering the bank, and are suspected of robbing multiple banks in Central Florida.“This has been a collaborative effort between the FBI, FDLE, OCSO, and the Apopka Police Department,” said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. “We have been working together for several weeks regarding this investigation.”Demings also released the names of the suspects.The four subjects were apprehended before entering Iberia Bank in Apopka.Arrested were:Walter Lee Jones (born in 1978)Coryell Robinson (born in 1987)Tariq Cherry (born in 1997)Lamarcus Harvey (born in 1977)No other details were released about the suspects, who are currently being interviewed at OCSO Central Operations, and then will be transferred to the US Marshals custody later today.“I think this is a great opportunity to show the example of the great partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies,” said APD Chief Michael McKinley. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FBI… we all worked together to make sure no injuries happened to anyone and everything went very well. It’s a great arrest for our community to get these dangerous individuals off the streets.”Iberia Bank is located at 1420 West Orange Blossom Trail.Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings: “These individuals are suspected of being involved in multiple bank robberies throughout Central Florida.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSIberia BankOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: Wekiva Mustangs reach the State Final FourNext articleThe Apopka news year in review: Kilsheimer delivers the State of the City Address Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
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Area: 126 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Bellevarde Constructions Photographs Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs: Michael Nicholson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Escarpment House / Atelier Andy Carson Escarpment House / Atelier Andy CarsonSave this projectSaveEscarpment House / Atelier Andy Carson “COPY” CopyHouses•Gerringong, Australia Architects: Atelier Andy Carson Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – GyrofocusStructural Engineer:Ken MurtaghHydraulic Engineering & Fabrication:Cram Fluid PowerSurveyor:Allen, Price & ScarrattsProject Team:Andy Carson, Tom Potter, Alvin TsangCity:GerringongCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael NicholsonText description provided by the architects. The project lies on 60ha of open field running dairy cows, with green rolling hills to a coastal lagoon, beach, and ocean beyond. The response to the project, chiefly came from the clients brief to provide a modest two-bed guest house that had a simple farm shed-like appearance. The design explores the vernacular steel portal frame building typology in a highly refined and detailed way. The simple rectilinear floor-plan aligned with the long edges facing North/South, set up a strong primary axis as these also make the best use of the ocean views to the south side and pastoral views to the north. At the point of entry, a framed view through the building to the ocean on the south side is formed.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonThe project utilizes north and south decks as ‘winter’ and ‘summer’ outdoor space to enable the occupants to use the building mass as sun or wind protection moving to each side as favored. The local cultural significance of metal shed dairy structures (many of which in view of the project) and iconic green rolling pastures in a seaside setting, is honored and further explored. The site positioning offered a significant view towards the nearby dairy with the setting sun over the escarpment offering a unique user experience.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Michael NicholsonThe whole western facade is operable with a system of large operable panels employed to regulate light and views. The system provides dramatic light effects into the living areas or can be fully closed at the touch of a button via Hydraulic cylinders hidden in the subfloor. Sustainability measures incorporated into the design are; passive solar, extra thick highly insulated walls, double glazing, rainwater harvesting (off grid), with UV filtration and treatment, on-site sewage treatment, supplementary solar power.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonProject gallerySee allShow lessI-House / Gooseberry DesignSelected ProjectsBrewman Coffee Concept / 85 DesignSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Michael Nicholson+ 24Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Manufacturers: Focus, Brodware, Delta Light, Nash Timbers, Victoria & Albert, Aluminium & Glass Constructions 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893563/escarpment-house-atelier-andy-carson Clipboard Head Contractor: Australia CopyAbout this officeAtelier Andy CarsonOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGerringongAustraliaPublished on May 04, 2018Cite: “Escarpment House / Atelier Andy Carson” 03 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923062/encosta-do-corcovado-residence-indio-da-costa-arquitetura Clipboard Houses Area: 9472 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Luiz Eduardo Indio da Costa/ Claudia da Costa Amorim Lead Architects: “COPY” Projects 2001 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lafarge Holcim, Cerâmica Gail, Deca, Difibra, Inafer, Light Design, Luxaflex, Metalfenas, Metalfonte, Toldos Dias, Villarta Encosta do Corcovado Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura Year: Architects: Indio da Costa Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Mario Grisolli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Mario Grisolli+ 16Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Collaborating Architects:Carlota Sampaio/ Ligia Cury/ Christian SmithEngineering:Pedroza JoppertLandscape Design:CAP PaisagismoCity:Río de JaneiroCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mario GrisolliRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The house, enveloped by lush vegetation next to Corcovado Mountain, is focused on a panoramic view of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Vigorous, but at the same time discrete, it is integrated with the surrounding nature with gentle complicity. It was designed using quite ecologically correct standards: being naturally ventilated and illuminated, the consumption of electric energy was reduced.Save this picture!© Mario GrisolliSave this picture!Planta – Primeiro PavimentoSave this picture!© Mario GrisolliThe first floor, raised above the ground, permitted cross ventilation, part of a re-reading of the concept of the basement, so common in our colonial architecture. The void space is used for exposed passage of technical installations, facilitating maintenance and future adaptations. A pond, aesthetically placed above the ground floor, also helps minimize temperature variations.Save this picture!© Mario GrisolliIn the upper floor, the bedrooms, oriented towards the rising sun, are placed in a way that takes better advantage of the natural elements.Save this picture!© Mario GrisolliProject gallerySee allShow lessIs Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) the Concrete of the Future?ArticlesGiancarlo Mazzanti on Social Spaces for LearningArchitecture News Share “COPY” Encosta do Corcovado Residence / Indio da Costa ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveEncosta do Corcovado Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura CopyHouses•Río de Janeiro, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923062/encosta-do-corcovado-residence-indio-da-costa-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil CopyAbout this officeIndio da Costa ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRio de JaneiroResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on August 19, 2019Cite: “Encosta do Corcovado Residence / Indio da Costa Arquitetura” [Residência Encosta do Corcovado / Indio da Costa Arquitetura] 19 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Twitter + posts Previous articleFrogShield app receives some additionsNext articleNoticias TCU 3 de Febrero 2020 Mel Morris RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Mel Morrishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mel-morris/ printTCU hopes to spark a conversation about mental health issues in the classroom with a keynote and panel curated by the Academic Excellence Committee. The event, called Mental Health & the Classroom, is meant to provide insight for faculty and staff on how to support students who struggle with mental health issues.According to a study conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, 34% of university students nationwide are receiving treatment for mental health concerns.Joddy Murray, the Academic Excellence committee chair, said that Stacy Mason, the associate director of Student Disabilities Services, will deliver a keynote speech on the current state of mental health at TCU. In addition, three faculty members will talk about strategies to deal with mental health in the classroom and three staff members involved with challenges regarding mental health will speak, Murray said.“The rise of mental health issues in the classroom has left faculty feeling unprepared in their training,” Murray said. “This is an effort for us to get ahead of the curve and help mutually teach faculty who are dealing with these issues.”The perspective of the audience will be important in the development of the teaching, Murray said.“We want to have a conversation about teaching in these situations and new ways to think about that so that we’re as inclusive as possible for all students,” Murray said.Murray discussed the importance of recognizing mental health issues in the classroom and sharing practices to better accommodate students to promote student excellence and inclusion.Dr. Andrew Ledbetter, a communications professor at TCU, said when he encounters a student who may be struggling, he directs them to Campus Life and to the Counseling and Mental Health Center.“Over my almost 20 years serving as a college instructor, I’ve seen both an increased prevalence of mental health concerns, but also an increased openness in talking about such concerns,” Ledbetter said. The use of counseling centers by university students has increased across the country by an average of 30%-40%, according to a report by Penn State University’s Center for Collegiate Mental Health.However, Murray said not all students are open to talking about mental health.“Students don’t want to talk about it with faculty or feel stigmatized,” said Murray. “But that doesn’t keep us as faculty from getting better so that’s what we’re trying to do.”The discussion will be held in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom on March 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. National Finals Rodeo heads to Globe Life Field this December Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Will you be my quarantine? ReddIt Mel Morrishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mel-morris/ Mel Morrishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mel-morris/ Facebook Twitter Students listened to Dr. Muhammad Wednesday in the Neeley School of Business. Photo by Haeven Gibbons Mel Morris What we’re reading: Buttigieg drops out of the race and COVID-19 continues to spread in the US Facebook Froggie Five-0 to get new carts Mel Morrishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mel-morris/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history
Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the 30 April announcement that all charges have been dropped against Boukary Daou, editor of the privately-owned newspaper Le Républicain. He was arrested on 6 March after publishing an army officer’s open letter and was later freed on 2 April.The media freedom organization nonetheless still deplores that fact that this journalist was detained arbitrarily for a month.———-03.04.2013 – Newspaper editor released conditionally after four weeksReporters Without Borders hails Le Républicain editor Boukary Daou’s release yesterday after a month in detention, the final weeks of which he spent sharing a cell with 50 other detainees in Bamako’s main prison.“An ordeal has ended for this journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are relieved to learn that he is out of prison and will not be detained during his trial, which is due to start on 16 April. Nonetheless, this release is only conditional and we urge the judicial authorities to drop the charges against him.”After his arrest on 6 March in Bamako, Daou was held illegally for eight days at State Security headquarters before being transferred to the prison. He is charged with “inciting disobedience” and “publishing false news” for printing an army officer’s open letter on the newspaper’s front page.——————-19.03.2013 – Detained newspaper editor charged over soldier’s open letterReporters Without Borders is outraged to learn that Boukary Daou, a newspaper editor who has been held since 6 March for publishing an army officer’s open letter, was finally charged yesterday with “inciting disobedience” and “publishing false news” and was transferred to Bamako’s main prison.“Are journalists seen as enemies in Mali?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “Is reporting what is said by soldiers who are defending the people regarded as a highly reprehensible act deserving military and judicial punishment? How can Mali flout the law and democratic freedoms when it is fighting to reestablish them in the north?“We urge the relevant authorities to demonstrate their commitment to freedom of information by immediately releasing Boukary Daou and dropping the charges against him. The Malian press must be given assurances that it will be protected by the institutions of the state, instead of having to see them as a new source of threats.”The editor of Le Républicain, Daou was arrested at the newspaper’s headquarters in Bamako on 6 March, a few hours after publishing an army officer’s open letter calling on interim President Dioncounda Traoré to rescind the “benefits granted” to Capt. Amadou Sanogo, an army officer who led a military coup in March 2012.Daou was held by State Security in degrading conditions for more than a week before being transferred to the Judicial Investigation Squad. The prosecutor’s office finally decided yesterday to charge him and keep him in custody. He is due to appear before a judge to answer to the charges on 16 April.Daou’s illegal detention has outraged fellow journalists in Mali. Newspapers and radio stations suspended operations from 12 to 15 March and journalists are due to meet again to day to decide whether to resume the protest.More information.Mali is ranked 99th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information MaliAfrica News Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. News May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali MaliAfrica News Receive email alerts May 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges dropped against newspaper editor to go further Follow the news on Mali June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali May 17, 2021 Find out more News Organisation
News UpdatesBombay HC Quashes Order Passed By AAI’s Appellate Committee Adopting New Criteria For Maximum Height Clearance For Projects Around Mumbai Airport [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap3 July 2020 7:09 AMShare This – xIn a huge relief to developers of plots around Mumbai International Airport, the Bombay High Court on Friday quashed and set aside a decision taken by Appellate Committee of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to adopt the criterion laid out in the Civil Aviation Ministry’s Draft Rules, 2018 for clearing projects for maximum permissible height. As per the decision dated April 23, 2019,…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?LoginIn a huge relief to developers of plots around Mumbai International Airport, the Bombay High Court on Friday quashed and set aside a decision taken by Appellate Committee of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to adopt the criterion laid out in the Civil Aviation Ministry’s Draft Rules, 2018 for clearing projects for maximum permissible height. As per the decision dated April 23, 2019, the decision was taken to adopt the specific draft Rule, which is a proposed amendment and prescribes the requirement of a plot being more than two kilometres away from all the Airport Surveillance Radars to be entitled to the benefit of the maximum permissible height. Whereas, the 2015 rules that were in force at the time, prescribed for a requirement of a plot being more than two kilometres away from any one Airport Surveillance Radar to be entitled to the benefit of the maximum permissible height. Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice BP Colabawalla allowed writ petitions filed by Kalpataru Ltd, United Industrial House Premises Co-op Society and Klassic Homes Pvt Ltd, all three are developing plots in the vicinity of Mumbai International Airport. Court concluded that the Appellate Committee could not have implemented or given effect to Draft 2018 Rules since the 2015 Rules are still in place. It was submitted on behalf of the petitioners that the 2015 Rules are subordinate legislation and cannot be overridden by the executive decision of April 23, 2019 of the Appellate Committee. Under the Aircrafts Act, 1934, there is a process to be followed for Draft Rules to be notified as the final rules, which process has not been completed in respect of the Draft 2018 Rules. Therefore, any decision of the Appellate Committee seeking to implement the Draft 2018 Rules and the NOC’s based on that decision and the Draft 2018 Rules are in contravention of the 2015 Rules and would be illegal and arbitrary, Senior Advocate Virag Tulzapurkar argued. Whereas, Additional Solicitor General of India Anil Singh appeared for Airport Authority of India opposed the petitions and contended that they are not maintainable as the petitioners have an alternative remedy available to challenge the impugned NOC’s granting a height or top elevation lesser than what they had claimed by preferring an appeal to the Appellate Committee. He then submitted that the reason for the Committee to adopt and implement 2018 Draft Rules was the congestion and density faced by the Mumbai International Airport and to ensure that higher standards of safety are maintained. After hearing submissions form all parties, Court observed- “We have considered the facts, statutory provisions, submissions of the parties and the case law relied upon by the Advocates for the Petitioners. We are of the opinion that there is no merit in the preliminary objection of alternative remedy alleged to be available to the Petitioners. The frst challenge in all of the Writ Petitions is to the Appellate Committee decision of 23rd April 2019 on the ground that it is entirely without authority or jurisdiction and ultra vires the Act and the 2015 Rules.” As for the decision to implement the Draft 2018 Rules, the bench noted – “We are of the view that said decision is entirely without authority of law and in excess of the jurisdiction and power of the Appellate Committee. It is clear that in taking such a decision the Appellate Committee was not acting as an appellate forum or authority exercising any quasi- judicial functions, for which purpose alone it was constituted, under Rule 11 of the 2015 Rules. In fact, it is not even the case in the Reply of the Respondents that the impugned decision of the Appellate Committee was in exercise of its powers under Rule 11(2) of the 2015 Rules.” Moreover, “At the time when the Appellate Committee took its decision on 23rd April 2019 and also when the Petitioners made their applications for grant of NOC under Rule 5 of the 2015 Rules, admittedly it was only the 2015 Rules that were in force. The 2015 Rules continue to remain in force to date. All applications would therefore have to be considered only in accordance with the 2015 Rules.” Thus, the appellate committee’s decision to adopt the standard for maximum height clearance as stipulated in the Draft 2018 Rules for Delhi and Mumbai airports, was quashed and set aside.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Pennsylvania State Police(PITTSBURGH) — Police have found a 16-year-old girl safe and taken her ex-boyfriend into custody after she was allegedly kidnapped from her home Wednesday. The teen, who is the niece of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, was brought to safety from a home where the boyfriend, 19-year-old Jermaine Rodgers, had holed up, according to Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE-TV. A SWAT team went in and was able to apprehend Rodgers. Angle confirmed she was found safe in a Facebook post at about 6 a.m. on Thursday. “My niece has been found,” he wrote. “Just wanted to say thank you to all those who have prayed and have shared posts to help locate her. Thank you to the Pittsburgh Police for your persistence in finding my niece. My family is truly appreciative. Love you all.” According to WTAE, another missing woman was also found in the house where Rodgers was hiding. Angle made a heartfelt plea on social media Wednesday afternoon, asking fans to help search for his teenage niece. “My beautiful 16-year-old niece Marjani Aquil got abducted today by a 19 year old guy. Please call the police if you have seen this girl,” Angle said in a Facebook post late Wednesday. In a subsequent post, the wrestling star and 1996 Olympics gold medalist thanked his followers for their encouraging words and urged them to “continue sharing” Aquil’s story. “Please continue sharing. Thank you all for your support,” he said. “Uncle Kurt Loves you Mini. Come back home to us safely. Please lets find my niece.” Aquil went missing from her Pennsylvania home on Wednesday afternoon, according to her parents, with police in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, saying she appeared to have been abducted by an ex-boyfriend. Rodgers was convicted on charges of kidnapping a minor in January 2018, court records show. Rodgers was sentenced in December to one year of probation and required to complete a batterer’s intervention program, WTAE reported. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and have no contact with the victim, according to the report. Court records do not indicate the victim of the previous kidnapping. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.