Find out all about the beach rugby tournament hitting London this summer Over the two days, London Beach Rugby hopes to raise a huge amount of money for chosen charity Help for Heroes. Admission is free so charitable donations are appreciated to further this worthy cause.Not only will Sharps Doom Bar be on hand to cool things down but partners CityJet, hydration brand CocoPro, apparel supplier BLK and Rugby Radio are all proud to be involved in this prestigious event.It’s not too late to register your team – click here for full details on how to get involved – and all the information about the tournament is below.When: Friday 31 July 2015 – Corporate Cup, midday-7pm (bars open until 9pm)Saturday 1 August 2015 – Club Cup, 11am-6pm (bars servicing wine, beer and spirits + DJ open until 11pm) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sandstorm: Teams in action during last year’s London Beach Rugby tournament ADVERTISING FEATUREWhether you want to be part of the ruck or prefer to ‘prop’ up the bar, London Beach Rugby is an event not to be missed this summer. Now in its third year, this year’s event is being held on Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August in Finsbury Square, London.Day one of the event sees corporate rivals going head-to-head, with teams including EY, Clifford Chance and JLL aiming to be crowned City champions.On the Saturday the party really kicks off as ambitious amateur teams take to the sand. Veteran clubs and new hopefuls will dive, dart and sprint across the pitches. Sharps Brewery Doom Bar ambassador Phil Vickery and his hand-picked side will also be showcasing their tricks in a bid to triumph.If you’d rather be sitting in the front row than playing in it, outdoor sport and sunshine is the perfect excuse to come and enjoy the match-day atmosphere. It’s free to watch the games, while the Beach Bar and DJ will make sure nobody swings low when the rugby action stops.“It’s World Cup year and rugby fever is sweeping the nation,” says London Beach Rugby director Myles Waud. “London Beach Rugby, now bigger and better than ever before, is the perfect event to get your first fix ahead of the international tournament later this year. Whether you bring a team to play or bring your mates and watch – don’t miss out.” Where: Finsbury Square, EC2. The nearest tube is Moorgate.Tickets: Admission is free for all spectators but a charitable donation to partner Help for Heroes would be appreciated.
Architects: Metropolis Design Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year: Projects Text description provided by the architects. Building: A multi-functional building with residential, recreational and spa facilities, annexed to a larger residence.Spa House: Mountainside home integrated into its powerful natural surroundings Save this picture!Courtesy of metropolis designRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalSet on the mountainside on the urban edge of Hout Bay, overlooking the bay and harbour, surrounded by weathered sandstone formative. The primary design intention was to integrate the building with the powerful landscape and to derive its poetics from the qualities of its surroundings. The Spa House is separated from the principal residence by a berm, and is connected to it by foot paths.Save this picture!site planThe brief called for a place of entertainment and relaxation both for the client and his occasional guests, who would also be accommodated there. It incorporates swimming pools, guest accommodation, spa facilities and general living and poolside areas. The house is conceived of as a hovering set of elements, suspended over a large waterscape, which forms an extended terrace on the mountainside.Save this picture!Courtesy of metropolis designWater constitutes the primary experience of the building. The floor planes are arranged to provide contrasting experiences of water, and the underwater spa with large viewing windows into the pool has a sense of stillness and mystery. The guest accommodation block hovers dramatically over the water and projects into space towards the mountain and sea. The dining area is submerged below water level, and pool decks are arranged as islands in a sea of water, connected by a bridge.Save this picture!sketchThe building masses are arranged in a dynamic composition, across and counter to the contours of the landscape. The building acts as a windbreak, protecting the pool from the south-easterly winds raking down the mountainside in summer. The ground floor opens up entirely to the landscape and the interior and exterior finishes are continuous, to minimise the distinction between inside and outside and enhance the experience of the building as a light platform in a vast landscape. Formally, the building comprises a number of separate sculptural forms in a dynamic composition. The base of the building, incorporating pools, relaxation rooms and guest accommodation is entirely of concrete. The superstructure is of steel construction, which is clad in afromosia shiplap boards on timber studwork.Save this picture!Courtesy of metropolis designProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Le Corbusier’s Chapel Notre-Dame du HautArticlesCilandak Bisnis Square (CIBIS) Masterplanning Project / Broadway MalyanArticles Share ArchDaily South Africa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201692/spa-house-metropolis-design Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Cape Town, South Africa Save this picture!Courtesy of metropolis design+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/201692/spa-house-metropolis-design Clipboard 2011 CopyAbout this officeMetropolis DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on January 23, 2012Cite: “Spa House / Metropolis Design” 23 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHousing•Mexico City, Mexico Housing Manufacturers: Cemex, Corev, Grupo Sar, Interceramic, NovaceramicDiseño De Paisaje:Ceciia Diaz KunkelConstruction:Mocaa ArquitectosStructural Engineering:Humberto GirónIllumination Design:Luz y FormaCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess Specs “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901797/schultz-building-cpda-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901797/schultz-building-cpda-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs: Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroText description provided by the architects. Located in the street of Miguel E. Schultz 139 San Rafael neighborhood. In one of the first neighborhoods in the center of Mexico City. It is one of the most bohemian neighborhoods of the city, which still preserves its 19th century architecture and the atmosphere of a neighborhood of yesteryear that houses a proven variety of social classes, as the lower middle class neighborhoods coexist with cultural buildings, corporate, entertainment and historical.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEALocated one block from Sullivan Avenue where Mario Pani made the Plaza Hotel; Luis Barragán built the whole of an apartment building and two houses, each with a commercial space, Mathias Goeritz built the Eco Museum; Felix Candela built Autos Francia, which is currently a supermarket and still keeps its concrete umbrellas, and the sculptor Oliviero Martinez took over the sculptural set Monument to the Mother.Save this picture!Main FacadeThe 6-level building is made up of 21 departments of different typologies ranging from 60 m2 to 120 m2 approximately, with an interior distribution that favors ventilation and natural lighting in all living areas, with views towards their inner courtyards as well as the Street.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroA central courtyard that separates from the southern boundary, serves to give a greater surface of interior façade, allowing a greater natural lighting and cross ventilation inside the houses. It also has three interior patios of different sizes which separate the common area from the private area.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe volume of the building moved in an “L” shape to its patio, where corridors, balconies and terraces are created, community spaces that are considered as places of relationship of the condominium and intermediate areas between the exterior and the interior space.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe facade facing the street of Schultz composed of a double skin of red concrete and apparent red wall, is more sculptural, monolithic, like posters, to avoid the passage of direct light and grant privacy. Besides that it works as acoustic insulation against street noise. The interior facades are composed of red enameled partition and floor to ceiling windows of black aluminum wardrobe.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe project has basically 2 types of departments, the front departments with 2 bedrooms and the interior apartments with 1 bedroom. The materials used are materials in apparent finishes, such as red concrete, red partition, quarry and wood; thought with natural and durable materials.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Type PlanSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe solution of the distribution in the house is divided into two parts, a “living area” in the east and a “sleeping area” in the west, with wet rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, on one side. The balconies become a spatial extension of the living-dining room, a perception that is accentuated thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe interior route leads us through wide spaces to corners whose windows overlook small planters and the depths of intimate spaces. The exterior shape of the building, generated from this varied arrangement of spaces, is incomprehensible from the inside. However, the form is free and ductile, as if an interior force pressed the walls outward; the expansive character of the interior of the dwellings is a place for evasion and dreams.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessWorld Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus Designed in Remembrance of 9/11Architecture NewsAD Classics: World Trade Center / Minoru Yamasaki Associates + Emery Roth & SonsArchitecture ClassicsProject locationAddress:Miguel E. Schultz 139, San Rafael, 06470 Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: CPDA Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project SCHULTZ Building / CPDA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveSCHULTZ Building / CPDA ArquitectosSave this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share SCHULTZ Building / CPDA Arquitectos Mexico Year: Area: 2800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2018 Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCPDA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingMexico CityMexicoPublished on September 11, 2018Cite: “SCHULTZ Building / CPDA Arquitectos” [Edificio SCHULTZ / CPDA Arquitectos] 11 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
By G. LechatBostonBlack Lives Matter rebellion power brought down two controversial statues here, one of Christopher Columbus in the traditionally Italian-American North End, and the Downtown “Freedman’s Memorial,” a replica of a better-known bronze statue in Washington D.C. Boston is a famously parochial “city of neighborhoods” — historically racist neighborhoods.Vehemently defended and reinstalled after multiple direct actions, Columbus was finally carted away on June 10. A plan to remove the towering tribute to Northern white paternalism — showing Lincoln and a kneeling Black man in rags — was then announced on June 30. The now headless statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Waterfront Park in Boston.Like most Confederate memorials that served to reinforce Jim Crow, these pieces say more about the moment they were unveiled than the history they allegedly depict. Their arbitrary origin stories challenge the narrative that they represent “history” and therefore should endure.Columbus: It’s not historyThe Columbus statue appeared in 1979 on the initiative of people involved in the racist opposition to school desegregation in a nearly decade-long battle. A key figure behind the statue was Arthur Stivaletta, who even brought a Confederate flag to a racist 1976 “anti-busing” rally. (Boston Globe, March 1, 1976)The arrival of the statue commemorating Columbus was never about “history,” but the goal of those who put it up was racist intimidation. It appeared just at the time non-white families had to show up in what they knew to be hostile neighborhoods.Workers World Party member Ed Childs, one of the many WWP members actively involved in the defense of Black families from racist attack during the desegregation struggle, explained what happened then. WWP took a cue from the leadership of the Boston Indian Council — now called the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICB) — and has been protesting the statue for the last four decades.Kevin White — Boston’s mayor in 1979 — attended the statue’s dedication to troll for re-election votes from the racists he was criticized for coddling. (Boston Globe, Oct. 22, 1979) White’s ultimately unsuccessful challenger, Joseph F. Timilty, spent that October day with Black community leaders.The 1979 ceremony gave the appearance of government backing or broad community support for the statue. What it really amounted to was giving a wealthy building contractor — one with a reactionary political agenda — an outsized imprint. Besides his open racism, Stivaletta’s main claims to fame were publicly burning the Vietnamese Liberation flag in 1969, along with the Iranian flag in 1979 and the Soviet flag in 1981 on Boston Common. He was reactionary on an international level.The statue’s June beheading was the second for the unpopular and controversial 15th century adventurer. Following Indigenous leadership, even 21st century Italian-Americans have petitioned against the statue and for Indigenous People’s Day to replace Columbus Day. Some also propose that Sacco and Vanzetti — Italian-American worker-anarchists persecuted and executed during the rabid anti-immigrant political climate in Massachusetts in 1927 — replace Columbus as the standard bearer of Italian heritage. These two workers better represent the working-class immigration story relevant to today’s descendants. BLM inspiration finally finished something many have long wanted to see.‘Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves’In 1879, the “Freedmen’s Memorial” was supposedly the vision of emancipated Black slaves. Indeed, “African Americans, mostly soldiers, contributed the cash,” wrote Kirk Savage in “Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America,” but “white sponsors collected the money and decided how to spend it.” (page 92)The stereotyped rendering of a “Freedman” has always bothered Tory Bullock, a local Black artist. “This man will never stand; he will always be on his knees,” he said in his viral video entitled “Boston, We Need to Talk [from] Your Black Friend.” He asked Black viewers, “Does that make you feel empowered … respected?” Bullock’s petition calling for removal collected almost 13,000 signatures before the announcement of its removal arrived days later.Bullock also indicted the city in 2014 for uneven investment in historical preservation that had neglected the storied Strand Theatre in the heart of the Black community. This neglect exposes the hypocrisy of those who argue that the removal of racist monuments shows no appreciation for history.In Boston, the median net worth of Black residents — who when they were children riding buses to desegregate schools had stones thrown at them — was $8 as of 2015, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” a study headed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This fact sits in hypocritical tension with Boston’s liberal reputation.But even in Boston there is a new people’s consensus to eliminate monuments that reinforce racism. Removing these objects is necessary and contributes to the reckoning with Northern racism that is also needed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Previous articleRetail Food Prices Increase in First Quarter of YearNext articleMF Global Trustee May File Civil Suits Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Apr 13, 2012 Villwock Responds to Indiana Debate Assertions on Ethanol Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock is a statement late Friday on the ethanol debate within the Indiana senatorial debate earlier in the week. Following is Villwock’s statement:On one topic during their debate this week, the difference between Sen. Richard Lugar and his primary election opponent, Richard Mourdock, became crystal clear. In the case of renewable energy and national security, Lugar gets it and Mourdock doesn’t.Mr. Mourdock is flat-out wrong when he asserts that ethanol increases the price of gasoline. Ethanol currently saves consumers nearly a $1/gallon, and therefore Hoosiers benefit from ethanol every mile that they drive.Sen. Lugar has long been a supporter of renewable energy and has been a strong advocate for a national energy policy that reduces our dependence on imported oil. He has educated his colleagues on the Hill about how ethanol contributes to our national security and how it reduces the profits we daily send to the Middle East and other foreign shores.Closer to home, Lugar understands that ethanol means jobs for Hoosiers and economic vitality for Indiana’s rural communities. He knows that ethanol creates new markets so farmers are able to rely less on the government for income and contribute more to the critical work of budget reduction.Agriculture is one of the few business sectors that remained somewhat stable, even profitable, during the recent economic downturn. I am disappointed that candidate Murdock did not study up on one of the primary reasons this is so – ethanol. Because of his farming background, Sen. Lugar understands markets and profitability and the need for both for Indiana agriculture.Ethanol is a win-win-win for all of us. It helps the environment by using renewable resources and reducing emissions. It’s a win for rural communities because renewable fuel plants supply much-needed jobs and economic development. And it is a win for farmers because renewable fuels create a new demand for crops, increase farm income and lower gas prices.We have made massive efficiency gains in producing ethanol over the past few years, using one-third less energy and water to produce a gallon of ethanol than we did just 5 years ago. All of this means we can produce ethanol for 89 cents cheaper than gas.Thank you, Sen. Lugar, for getting the facts straight. Facebook Twitter Home Energy Villwock Responds to Indiana Debate Assertions on Ethanol
Advertisement GARDAI at Henry Street in Limerick are investigating an incident where shots were fired at a house in Glenbrook, Old Singland Road, overnight on Tuesday.Shortly after midnight, during the early hours of Tuesday morning, a number of shots were fired through the front sitting room window and the front door of a house at Glenbrook.Gardai say that fortunately no one was injured during the gun attack, despite the house being occupied at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It has been described as “a callous and indiscriminate act putting lives at risk.”An Incident Room has been set up at Henry Street Garda Station.Gardai are appealing for witnesses to this incident or anyone that may have see any suspicious activity to contact them at Henry Street 061 212400 or 1800 666 111.Sgt Justin McCarthy of the Crime Prevention Unit has asked the public for their help.“Did you see a car or cars entering or leaving that estate from Bloodmill Road, perhaps at speed, either before or after midnight last Monday or did you notice any suspicious activity?”Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Henry Street, 061 212400 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line at 1800 666 111. WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsShots fired at house in Limerick estateBy Staff Reporter – October 26, 2016 814 Print Twitter Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSGardaGlenbrooklimerickshots Linkedin Previous articleScottish Mental Health Film Fest award for Limerick film makerNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
BREAKING : Karnataka High Court Grants Transit Bail To Republic TV COO Priya Mukherjee For 20 Days In TRP Scam FIR
Top StoriesBREAKING : Karnataka High Court Grants Transit Bail To Republic TV COO Priya Mukherjee For 20 Days In TRP Scam FIR Mustafa Plumber25 Nov 2020 3:28 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Wednesday granted transit bail for 20 days to Chief Operating Officer Priya Mukherjee of ARG Outlier Media Private Ltd (which runs Republic TV & R Bharat channels) in the FIR registered by Mumbai police alleging TRP Scam.After the period of 20 days, she has to approach the appropriate forum for relief, ordered the High Court. In the meanwhile if she is…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 Karnataka High Court on Wednesday granted transit bail for 20 days to Chief Operating Officer Priya Mukherjee of ARG Outlier Media Private Ltd (which runs Republic TV & R Bharat channels) in the FIR registered by Mumbai police alleging TRP Scam.After the period of 20 days, she has to approach the appropriate forum for relief, ordered the High Court. In the meanwhile if she is arrested, she should be released on bail on a bond of Rs 2 lakh and two sureties. “When personal liberty of a person is under threat the petitioner can seek relief. The petition has made out ground to grant transit bail for limited period”, observed a bench of Justice H P Sandesh in the order.The Court also observed in the order that police was misusing the SC judgement in Arnesh Kumar v State of Bihar case. “Police are not applying their mind whether a cognizable offence is made out or not. Police should satisfy the Court on why they are arresting a person”, the HC observed. The Court added that in such cases it has to come to the rescue of the citizen.Mukherjee had sought transit bail apprehending arrest in the Fake Television Rating Points (TRP) Scam case registered by the Mumbai police.Mumbai Police arguments rejectedThe High Court rejected the contentions raised by the Mumbai police that the petitioner was indulging in ‘forum shopping’ and that the petition was not maintainable.The bench said “When personal liberty of a person is under threat the petitioner can seek relief. Petition has made out a ground to grant transit bail for a limited period.”The court also turned down the other contention raised by the Mumbai police of petitioner being untraceable. It said “When the petitioner has sought for a short time what made Mumbai police to rush to Bangalore, there is no answer. What made them rush to Bangalore after recording statement on November, 17/18. Having taken note of factual matrix of case, within a span of one day of recording the statement of petition, the notice was issued and visited the house in Bangalore. I am of the opinion there are reasonable apprehensions of arrest as made out by the petitioner. Mumbai police has also not given any explanation except bringing on record statement record by it dated Nov 17/18. “It added: “Notice is not specific for what reason she has been called to appear before Banerghata police.There is no answer from mouth of resp 3. When such being the apprehension raised by the petitioner, the statement of resp 3 cannot be accepted.”The bench had reserved orders yesterday (November 24).Arguments in courtSenior advocate Devadatt Kamat appearing for the Mumbai police had raised preliminary objection on the maintainability of the petition. He said “This is nothing but forum shopping and submitted that petition is not maintainable.”Relying on the petition filed before the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the FIR, Kamat argued that this petition under section 438 of CrPC, filed before the Karnataka High Court is a cut and paste of the petition filed before the Bombay High Court, where relief is sought against employees of the company and others. The same has not been produced before this court by the applicant. “It is a case where after having got no relief from the Bombay High Court this is a second attempt to bite at the cherry”, Kamat submitted.He also submitted that police were never informed on November 19, that she will be available before the investigating agency on November 24, as being said by the applicant. He relied on the communication sent by her to the investigating agency, in which there was no mention of the date. Further he submitted that the police team left Mumbai on November 20, for Bangalore apprehending that she had absconded.Kamat also submitted that the key link between the arrested accused Ghansyam Singh and the present applicant is the phone chats. The urgent need for her interrogation is because she is in a habit of deleting her phone chats as is recorded in her statement. “Therefore the delay in coming before the investigating agency, as evidence is going to be tampered,” he submitted.”The Counsel for Priya Mukherjee refuted the contentions raised by the Mumbai police saying “It was not she who had approached the Bombay HC but it was Arnab Goswami who had approached the court for himself.” He added that when notice was issued to her the applicant has attended before the investigating officer and cooperated in the probe and will do so in future.He prayed for 20 days time to approach the Bombay HC and protection till then.It was also said that “It is quite atrocious on the part of respondent 3 to go behind a lady. They (respondent 3) want to prove a point to somebody else.”Click here to read/download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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December 20, 2013 Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Hampton Arrives Home USS Hampton Arrives Home USS HAMPTON (SSN 767)Friends and family of Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) welcomed home Hampton’s crew Dec. 18 following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.The deployment supported the nation’s maritime strategy, which includes maritime security, forward presence, sea control, and power projection.During the deployment, Hampton executed missions vital to national security and participated in U.S. and multinational naval exercises. The ship’s port visits included Yokosuka, Japan, Singapore, Guam and Subic Bay, Philippines.“I am proud of the tremendous effort the crew has put into being successful and for the support and encouragement from our great families. The men have done exceptionally well, and it shows,” said Hampton’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Lincoln Reifsteck.Hampton was commissioned Nov. 6, 1993. Measuring more than 360 feet long and displacing more than 6,900 tons, Hampton has a crew of nearly 140 Sailors. Hampton is capable of supporting various missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, surveillance, and reconnaissance. She is one of six Los Angeles-class submarines homeported in San Diego.[mappress]Press Release, December 20, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article
Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese civil rights activist who evaded house arrest to escape to the United States, is to give a talk at the Union at 2pm on Tuesday the 21st of May. The talk will be the only other public engagement apart from an address to Parliament during his short visit to the U.K.Guangcheng was placed under arrest in China following a lawsuit he brought against the local authorities for their excessive enforcement of the one-child policy in 2005. He then served a prison sentence but was kept under house arrest after the end of his term and beaten during this period. Guangcheng then escaped to the U.S embassy, where eventually he was given permission to leave with his family to “study” in the U.S. He has featured in the Time 100 and has never visited the U.K before.Joseph D’Urso, President of the Union, told Cherwell, “This is very exciting, especially as it will be Mr Chen’s only speech in the UK aside from parliament. His story is incredible and we are all very much looking forward to hearing it first hand.”Hannah Smith, a Second Year Law and French Law student, said, “The story of Guangcheng, who taught himself law and has done so much for human rights campaigns in China, is extremely inspiring for me both as a law-student and as a person.”
For this upcoming Holiday Season, the Townsquare Media Radio Stations (WKDQ, WJLT, WDKS, WGBF-FM, WGBF-AM) will team up with Henderson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and the 911 Gives Hope charity to present the 7th annual “911 Gives Hope for the Holidays” toy drive. For the past 6 years we have successfully filled a 53 foot trailer with toys that were distributed to the Children’s Wards at local hospitals. This year all 5 radio stations will again partner together for a mass broadcast “radiothon” to urge the public to donate toys, clothing, gift certificates and more to the Children’s Wards at Deaconess Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center and The Ronald Mc Donald House.The radiothon will begin at 5am on Friday, December 4th and will run thru 6pm on Sunday, December 6th. The radio stations will broadcast live from the Wal-Mart on Burkhardt the entire weekend with additional broadcasts, live from Henderson Chevrolet in Henderson Kentucky. Local Fire Departments, Police Departments, Sheriff’s Departments and AMR will be in attendance all weekend in an effort to fill another 53 foot trailer. Santa will also be on hand and available for pictures throughout the weekend.The toys that are collected will be sorted and delivered to the local hospitals on Monday, December 21st, just in time for Christmas. For more information contact Angie Ross-Peters at 812-425-4226 ext. 308FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail