After 18 years in Wellington, the HSBC New Zealand Sevens has shifted up north to Hamilton, Oliver Pickup reports. Relocation: After 18 years of hosting the tournament, Wellington has been replaced by Hamilton as host in 2018 (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images) HSBC New Zealand Sevens Relocates to HamiltonThe Maori title for Hamilton – the city chosen for this weekend’s HSBC New Zealand Sevens, after 18 years in Wellington – is ‘Kirikiriroa’. According to the local tourist office, Visit Hamilton, the name coverts as “long stretch of gravel”. Even factoring in that the original meaning is likely to have lost its essence in translation, this still massively undersells the country’s fourth most-populous city, and the largest in the North Island’s Waikato region.In fact, Hamilton, the nation’s biggest inland city, straddles the nourishing Waikato River and has a rich agricultural and pastoral heritage. It’s not just green shoots poking through the gravel (possibly literally); the locals are “rugby mad”, Rugby New Zealand’s operations officer Nigel Cass insists, making the birthplace of British and Irish Lions honcho Warren Gatland ideal ground to cultivate the game of sevens.Further, the population of the city is young (almost half of the 160,000 or so denizens are under the age of 30) and a pleasing hodgepodge of cultures, with more than 80 ethnic groups represented. All things considered, the Waikato Stadium – which will be at capacity, with all 23,600 seats for both Saturday and Sunday taken – is an ideal venue to host the HSBC New Zealand Sevens, which had turned stale after almost two decades in the capital.From 2011 to 2016 the hosts won five out of six tournaments in Wellington, and two years ago – the last time they triumphed – Rugby New Zealand registered its first financial loss from the event, which cost them NZ2.5 million (£1.3m) to put on. The adage that “success breeds complacency … [and] complacency breeds failure” rings true, as Wellingtonians appeared to be unwilling to pay to watch their side romp to yet another victory.Victors: New Zealand’s last victory in the Wellington Sevens was in 2016. (Photo by ActionPlus/Corbis via Getty Images)This chance to refresh HSBC New Zealand Sevens comes at an opportune moment, when the sport is booming in the country, and across the world. Indeed, in January New Zealand Herald lauded the game’s recent upward trajectory – partly thanks to the inclusion in the Rio Olympics two years ago – in a report on growth sports in the country. “The Olympics has been the catalyst for huge growth in the abbreviated version of rugby all over the world,” the article noted. “It has been one of the big growth areas in women’s sport due largely to the Olympic push and the success of the Black Ferns.”The piece pointed out that in 2012 “a little over 2,800 kids represented their school playing rugby sevens in 2012 and that total had nearly doubled by 2016”. And World Series top-tier sponsor HSBC has certainly been playing a key role in spreading the game at grassroots level, with workshops and numerous initiatives across the globe.Cass is confident that Hamilton has the ability to restore the event to its former glory, and expects an “exceptional tournament”. He says: “Hamilton and the Waikato region are rugby mad and we’re looking forward to introducing international sevens to the local community and for visiting fans from around New Zealand to experience the heart of rugby in New Zealand.” It looks a canny move to switch the point of focus for New Zealand sevens fans, with 40 per cent of ticket sales having been snapped up by non-Hamilton residents. Legendary former New Zealand captain DJ Forbes – the most-capped player in the sport who retired last September after his 89th tournament – says it will serve to motivate native current and future players.Legend: All blacks Sevens legend DJ Forbes retired last September, and says the Hamilton move will motivate the players (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images for HSBC)The 35-year old told me this week that Tim Mikkelson, the team’s co-captain, and Joe Webber, and Regan Ware – all players born in the area – are “buzzing” ahead of the Hamilton event. Now, finally, they have the opportunity to shine in front of their nearest and dearest, as well as inspire a generation of youngsters close to home.“For nations that don’t have a home tournament, winning in Hong Kong will gain the bragging rights,” Forbes tells Rugby World, “but success as hosts is a massive target. The boys – particularly the local lads – will be thinking all about how to get the job done during the next 48 hours or so, and I think they are in a really good place to do that.”After three rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Clark Laidlaw’s side are second in the standings, only four points behind reigning champions South Africa. Last weekend they were downed in the Sydney quarter-finals against Australia, the eventual winners.And Forbes – who has earmarked 18-year olds Caleb Clarke (the son of former All Black Eroni Clarke) and Etene Nanai-Seturo as ones to watch this weekend – believes his countrymen should follow their trans-Tasman rivals’ example, and allow themselves to be lifted by the home crowd rather than submit to pressure, which is easier said than done. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Young Star: 18-year-old Caleb Clarke has been picked by DJ Forbes to shine in Hamilton (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)“You couldn’t ask for a better situation, the first year after Wellington,” he adds. “The stage has been set perfectly in Hamilton. It’s a full house, and now we need the players to turn it on for the spectators.”If Laidlaw’s side do triumph this weekend, it will more than pour gravel over the cracks exposed by Wellington’s lengthy legacy; it will provide Rugby New Zealand with a robust foundation to further build upon to elevate its already impressive sevens operation. With the Commonwealth Games and World Cup to be contested in the coming months, other countries should be worried that the once-mighty nation is rising again.
Antoine Dupont shone for France against Italy (Getty Images) Aaron Smith hails Antoine Dupont as world’s bestWhen one of the world’s true greats says you are the leading player in the world right now, it must feel amazing. So when All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith replied to a tweet from Guinness Six Nations proclaiming France’s Antoine Dupont as the best player in the game right now, you know the Toulouse star must be on fire.With the official Six Nations account asking “Who is the best rugby player in the world right now?” Smith jumped in to reply: “(Dupont) this guy is on another level! No one is near him atm (at the moment). He’s the point of difference for both his club and country. He’s helping me look at parts of my game to improve.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In Rugby World’s Autumn Nations Cup special edition of the magazine, we had a column from Stuart Barnes, who describes All Blacks scrum-half Smith in glowing terms, saying: “He is as close to the perfect passer of a ball as the sport has seen.” The All Blacks nine says Dupont playing at “another level” Aaron Smith in All Blacks training (Getty Images)The comments from the Highlanders and New Zealand star instantly generated interest – with the phrase “game recognises game” near ubiquitous as admirers and pundits reacted.You can next see Dupont in action in the Six Nations, as France take on Ireland in Dublin, at the Aviva Stadium. That match is played on Sunday 14 February and will kick off at 3pm. You can find all of the upcoming France fixtures via Rugby World.And if you’re wondering just why Aaron Smith hails Antoine Dupont like this, check out our match report from France’s 50-10 win over Italy – entitled Dupont dazzles as France crush Italy in Six Nations opener. He is off to a flying start already in this tournament. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780004/namly-hill-ipli-architects Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Photographs Namly Hill / ipli architects Houses Save this picture!© Jaume Albert Marti+ 18 Share Namly Hill / ipli architectsSave this projectSaveNamly Hill / ipli architects Year: 2015 Architects: ipli architects Area Area of this architecture project photographs: Jaume Albert Marti Photographs: Jaume Albert Marti , Save this picture!© Jaume Albert MartiRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The project is a small semi-detached house of land area 323 sqm and a built up area of 493 sqm. It is made up of 2 layers, an outer layer and an inner layer; a house within a house.Save this picture!SectionThe bilayer architectural intervention aims to fulfil this 3 key points:1. The outer layer protecting the inner layer from the sun and the rain with an intermediate airspace in between. This creates a tropical house without having to use deep roof overhangs to protect the inner habitable spaces.Save this picture!© Jaume Albert Marti2 Enhancement of privacy between house and the neighbouring houses (as they tend to be very near in Singapore). This is done by having the elevational openings of both layers having their own individuality and character so that they do not line up so that there is never an easy direct view into the inner house from the outside.Save this picture!© Jaume Albert MartiSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jaume Albert Marti3. A more interesting passage and movement created within and throughout the house with the winding staircase and the many narrow, sometimes wide, double and triple volume spaces. Year: 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780004/namly-hill-ipli-architects Clipboard Singapore “COPY” Area: 493 m² Area: 493 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessHefei No.45 Middle School / VolumeOneSelected ProjectsFoxglove / NC Design & ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Singapore CopyAbout this officeipli architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSingaporePublished on January 14, 2016Cite: “Namly Hill / ipli architects” 13 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyLooming over the small Bavarian town of Hohenschwangau are the turrets and towers of one of the world’s most famous “fairytale” castles. Schloß Neuschwanstein, or “New Swan Stone Castle,” was the fantastical creation of King Ludwig II – a monarch who dreamed of creating for himself an ideal medieval palace, nestled in the Alps. Though designed to represent a 13th-century Romanesque castle, Neuschwanstein was a thoroughly 19th-century project, constructed using industrial methods and filled with modern comforts and conveniences; indeed, without the technological advancements of the time, Ludwig could never have escaped into his medieval fantasy.+ 13Save this picture!Courtesy of Flickr user Vladyslav ArtyukhovRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersThe seeds of Ludwig’s dream were sown during his childhood. The young Prince spent his summers in the nearby castle of Hohenschwangau, itself a reconstruction built by his father Maximilian II in the 1830s. Built over medieval ruins discovered by Maximilian during a hunting trip, Hohenschwangau was one of the first Romantic revival castles built in what would eventually become Germany; its combination of English Gothic styling with contemporary conveniences would serve as a formative influence for Ludwig’s own castle just across the valley.Save this picture!Courtesy of Shutterstock user Oleg LopatkinLudwig was also enamored by mythology and folklore, especially as portrayed through opera. Within a year of taking the Bavarian throne in 1864, the King summoned and became a patron to composer Richard Wagner. Under Ludwig’s reign, music flourished in Bavaria’s capital of Munich. As the new King faced mounting criticism and opposition in Munich, he began to withdraw from the city into the mountains (to Hohenschwangau) and into the legends illustrated so vividly by Wagner’s operas. There, in the fantasies of the past, Ludwig could escape the strife that was his present.Save this picture!Courtesy of United States Library of CongressThe final straw came in 1866, when a military defeat against Prussia led to the restriction of Ludwig’s powers as king. No longer a sovereign ruler, Ludwig compensated by building himself a series of palaces in which, from 1867 onwards, he could play autocratic monarch. Like his father, he chose the site of two ruined castles as the base for his own new palace. Unlike his father, however, he was dedicated to creating a castle that hewed more closely to the style of its forebears than Hohenschwangau had. Inspired by Wagner, Hohenschwangau, and the castles of medieval Germany, Ludwig commissioned scenic painter Christian Jank and architect Eduard Riedel to begin construction of “New Hohenschwangau” – what would eventually come to be known as Neuschwanstein.Save this picture!Neuschwanstein under construction in 1885; the steam crane is visible at the bottom left. Image © Johannes BernardThough Riedel initially planned to build up Neuschwanstein from the ruins on the site, it soon became clear that Ludwig’s vision would necessitate demolishing them to clear the way for something of a grander scale. The alpine ridge proved to be an incredibly challenging construction site; a road had to be built to ascend 200 meters to the summit of the mountain, which had to be laboriously flattened into two adjacent plateaus in order to serve as safe foundations for the castle. Subsequent construction made use of one of Germany’s first large steam-powered cranes, which became a highly visible anachronism next to the medieval castle that took form beside it. Industrial techniques would continue to serve the architects and builders as construction proceeded; innovation the only way for them to keep up with Ludwig’s impatient deadlines.Save this picture!Plans of the first, fourth, and fifth floors. Image Courtesy of Kienberged GmbHNeuschwanstein, as envisioned by Ludwig and illustrated by Jank, was an idealized Gothic castle. Ludwig’s visit to a contemporary reconstruction of the Wartburg Palace, however, saw the concept shift to a larger Romanesque castle with multiple structures leading to a five-story royal residential building, or palas. When the first foundation stones were laid in September of 1869, Ludwig fully expected to be living in his completed castle within three years. However, it would be four years before he could move into the gatehouse, which was, at that point, the only space ready for habitation. The palas was topped out another seven years later in 1880; Ludwig finally moved into his intended apartments in 1884.Once the gatehouse and palas were ‘topped off,’ work could proceed on the accessory structures and the lavish interior of the palas itself. The complex, as designed, featured the following spatial elements: a gatehouse, two courtyards, the palas, a Keep with an ornate chapel, a Knights’ House, a Ladies’ House (or “bower”), and a square tower. The structure was to be composed primarily of brick, sitting atop a cement foundation and clad in limestone. The bower and square tower would not be completed until after the King’s death in 1886, and even then only in a simplified form; the 90-meter tall Keep, which would have featured a Gothic chapel at its base to form the heart of the castle, was never realised.Save this picture!Courtesy of United States Library of CongressWhile much of the interior of the palas was never finished, the few rooms that were completed form a vivid image of Ludwig’s ultimate dream for Neuschwanstein. The King’s apartments on the third floor feature an ornately decorated Gothic bedroom, an artificial grotto inspired by a Wagnerian opera, and a winter garden whose panoramic view of the Alps surrounding the castle are sealed in by what were, at three meters tall, the largest window panes ever made at the time.These windows, which would have been impossible to craft during the medieval period, were not the only contemporary features of the palas: the entire building was equipped with central heating and running water, with the King’s lavatory even featuring an automatic flushing mechanism. An electric bell system allowed Ludwig to summon servants from elsewhere in the castle, while a pair of lifts allowed them to reach him without climbing any stairs. Perhaps the most egregious anachronism, however, was the pair of telephones fitted into the third and fourth floors.Save this picture!Courtesy of Flickr user JanisWhile industrial technologies were primarily employed for ease of construction or as a concession to human comfort, there was one case in which it was necessary for the very structure of the castle. Rising from the third into the fourth floor, the lavishly gilded Byzantine throne room was to be the chief showcase of Ludwig’s divine right as King of Bavaria; every detail, from its profusion of Christian mosaics to its crown-shaped chandelier, was meant to proclaim his role as the intermediary between heaven and Earth.Save this picture!Courtesy of United States Library of CongressAlthough it is not immediately apparent from within the space, the throne room is actually supported by a framework of steel members. Girders form a structural lattice above, supporting the ceiling and the arched apse above the dais, and even the dais itself rests upon iron supports. It is almost poetic that the throne—the element that would have most directly represented Ludwig’s idealized medieval kingship—would have secretly been supported by features of a period in time he had come to despise: his own. The throne room carries an added symbolism, however, in that it was never fitted with the item that would have given it its purpose: the throne itself.Ludwig’s increasingly tenuous financial and mental state led his government to depose him on the grounds of insanity on June 10, 1886. He was removed from his home at Neuschwanstein two days later to a mental hospital at Berg Castle. The following evening, he and his psychiatrist were both found dead at the shore of Lake Starnberg.Seven weeks later, the Bavarian government opened Neuschwanstein to the public, turning the late King’s private recluse into a tourist destination which is today visited by 1.4 million people every year. Neuschwanstein has become world-renowned as an icon of the ideal Romantic castle, both in itself and as the main inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. While Ludwig II was ultimately unable to escape his troubles, his greatest fantasy—his beloved Neuschwanstein—endures.Save this picture!Courtesy of Flickr user Julian KnutzenReferences “Neuschwanstein Castle.” Bavarian Palace Department. Accessed March 26, 2016. http://www.schloesser.bayern.de/englisch/palace/objects/neuschw.htm “Interior and modern technology.” Bavarian Palace Department. Accessed March 26, 2016. http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/palace/interior.htm Knapp, Gottfried. Neuschwanstein. London: Edition Axel Menges, 1999. p7. “King Ludwig II of Bavaria.” Bavarian Palace Department. Accessed March 26, 2016. http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/ludwig/biography.htm Gottfried, p9. “Idea and History.” Bavarian Palace Department. Accessed March 26, 2016. http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/idea/index.htm Gottfried, p11. “Neuschwanstein Castle – an example of Historicism.” Bavarian Palace Department. Accessed March 26, 2016. http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/idea/histor.htm Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. “Neuschwanstein Castle”, accessed March 29, 2016, http://www.britannica.com/topic/Neuschwanstein-Castle. “Idea and History.” “Building History.” Bavarian Palace Department. Accessed March 26, 2016. http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/palace/history.htm Desing, Julius. The Royal Castle of Neuschwanstein. Lechbruck: Kienberged GmbH, 1998. p9. Gottfried, p15-17. “Interior and modern technology.” Desing, p16-21. Gottfried, p15. Desing, p16. Cowan, Henry J., and Trevor Howells. A Guide to the World’s Greatest Buildings: Masterpieces of Architecture & Engineering. San Francisco: Fog City Press, 2000. p79. “Neuschwanstein Today.” Bavarian Palace Department. Accessed March 26, 2016. http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/palace/index.htm Cowan and Howells, p79.Residential Architecture, Other•Schwangau, Germany Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeProductsSteelStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureOtherSchwangauBavariaCastleRomanticRomanticismRevivalRomanesquePalaceBayernDeutschlandLudwig IINeo-GothicGermanyPublished on April 07, 2016Cite: Luke Fiederer. “AD Classics: Neuschwanstein Castle / Eduard Riedel” 07 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
RSF_en In response to the growing dangers for journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released an updated version of its Safety Guide for Journalists. Produced in partnership with UNESCO, it is available in French, English, Spanish and Arabic. Protecting journalists News Help by sharing this information Safety Guide for Journalists Organisation December 14, 2015 – Updated on March 24, 2016 RSF publishes new version of its Safety Guide for Journalists Protecting journalists Fully revised and corrected, this handbook offers practical advice to reporters going to high-risk areas, where they should be ready for a wide range of dangers that may include armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and street protests.“There will never be a zero-risk option for journalists whose work takes them to a dangerous region, but they seem for the most part to be left to themselves to deal with security challenges,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Given the increase in the number and type of risks that reporters face in the field, we felt it was important to update the safety guide so that they could have the best possible preparation when they want to, or have to, work in high-risk areas.”The guide has not overlooked the fact that, in the era of Internet communication and smartphones, cyber-security is a challenge for journalists visiting conflict zones or countries with authoritarian governments. It includes many tips on protecting sources, data and communications.It also stresses the importance of being well prepared before setting off, both physically and psychologically, and the need for debriefing and psychological support if any signs of post-traumatic stress are detected after returning home. And news organizations are reminded that the reporters they send into the field must be well trained and given an opportunity to discuss all their concerns in advance so they are confident they know everything they need.As well as advice on health precautions and coping with red tape, the online version of the guide includes accounts by roving foreign correspondents of their experiences while travelling to high-risk areas.Published for the first time in 1992 and updated several times since then, the guide is available in both print and online versions in all four languages and is intended to be accessible to as many people as possible. Related documents Safety Guide for JournalistsPDF – 885.46 KB
Members of the Huntington Hospital Laborist Program include (left to right) Jaime Lopez, MD, Lisa Diaz, MD, James Barber, MD, Jane van Dis, MD, George Matsuda, MD and John Wong, MD.Huntington Memorial Hospital recently partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) to provide on-site, around-the-clock Board Certified OB/GYN obstetric hospitalist services by implementing a laborist program. Launched in January, this program offers specialized obstetric services to ensure the very best, most timely care for expectant mothers.“Many obstetricians divide their time between private practice, outpatient surgery centers and the hospital,” said Paula Verrette, MD, Huntington Hospital senior vice president, quality and physician services. “The physicians in our new laborist program will focus solely on providing care to patients in the labor and delivery unit of Huntington Hospital, as well as those facing emergent situations. These physicians provide enhanced coverage and a critical safety net to private OB/GYNs and their patients.”Huntington Hospital has assembled six outstanding board-certified OB/GYNs to serve in this role: James Barber, MD, Lisa Diaz, MD, Jaime Lopez, MD, George Matsuda, MD, Jane van Dis, MD, and John Wong, MD. The team is lead by Dr. Jane van Dis, a local Altadena resident who also serves as OBHG’s west coast medical director of operations. Dr. Matsuda and Dr. Wong have been on the hospital’s medical staff for many years.Patients at Huntington Hospital will now be evaluated by emergent-care experienced OB/GYNs and will have immediate access to the best obstetric surgical care possible if emergency life-saving surgeries for mother and baby are necessary. The laborist program offers patients and family member’s peace of mind during one of the most important moments of their lives; when literally a matter of minutes can make a life-saving difference.In addition to providing patient care, the physicians in the laborist program will serve as in-house back-up for patients wishing to attempt Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) under the supervision of their personal OB/GYN and can serve as assistant surgeons for Huntington’s private OB physicians. They will also lead the labor & delivery unit simulation training for obstetric emergencies – a practice that has proven to decrease morbidity and mortality in life-threatening situations.About Ob Hospitalist GroupOb Hospitalist Group (OBHG) began in 2006 with a vision to elevate the quality and safety of women’s healthcare. Today, Greenville, SC-based OBHG leads the industry in developing and managing on-site OB/GYN hospitalist programs staffed with Board Certified physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In partnership with hospitals, nursing staff, physicians and hospitalists we have developed a unique, comprehensive, financially viable OB/GYN hospitalist program that serves women, newborns, and their families. For further information about Ob Hospitalist Group please visit www.OBHG.com.About Huntington HospitalHuntington Hospital, www.HuntingtonHospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Pasadena, California. It has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named among the top hospitals in California. The hospital is on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HuntingtonMemorialHospital and on Twitter at @HuntingtonNews. 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Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe A new school that’s part of an innovative charter network called NewSchools Invent Cohort hopes to be able to open in Pasadena next fall.The school, Alma Fuerte Public School, said it has received generous funding from the NewSchools Venture Fund, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that supports schools focusing on a non-traditional approach to basic education.The Fund announced last week that the Cohort had been given more than $3 million in grants to fund the opening of four new schools this fall, and the planning of 10 more schools set to launch in fall 2017. One of the 10 is Alma Fuerte.Alma Fuerte plans to locate in Northwest Pasadena and is officials said they will submit the required charter petition to the Pasadena Unified School District next year, hoping to open its doors to Pasadena schoolchildren in September, 2017.Set up by a team of professional educators, Alma Fuerte officials said in a statement their philosophy differs from the traditional educational approach and will focus on student entrepreneurship and the development of 21st century skills.By graduation, officials said, each student will have launched a company of their own design.Among the school’s administrators are College Spring Executive Director Kathy Dominguez, career educator Amy Dresser, Pasadena charter school advocate Anne Lee, career financial analyst Sean Markin, Academy of Arts and Sciences Charter School official Elizabeth Oberreiter, and Southern California Public Media finance leader Melanie Sauer.“Our goal is to create an environment that teaches each child as an individual and that develops passionate self-learners,” a statement on the school’s website says. “Our curriculum is focused on building innovative creators. Alma Fuerte will be a school that raises leaders with character that take action to advocate for the needs of our community and the world.”The school’s team of administrators was among 14 teams selected by NewSchools Invent Cohort out of 52 applicants to receive funding. Teams were selected based on the promise of their school’s ability to meet the needs of today’s students. The Cohort placed an emphasis on school models that are designed to personalize learning for students and enable them to develop the agency that leads to long-term success.In addition to funding, NewSchools Invent provides teams with a supportive cohort experience – from the critical planning phase through early implementation – to help make their visions for groundbreaking new schools a reality.“We’re enthusiastic about this NewSchools Invent cohort,” said Scott Benson, a managing partner with NewSchools Venture Fund. “It includes a diverse group of innovative leaders in cities across the country who are ready to take on the challenge of creating new types of schools. 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CorporateApproved Resolution Plan Binding On Govt Authorities : Rajasthan HC Quashes GST Demand Against UltraTech For Dues Of Binani Cements [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 April 2020 6:10 AMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court has quashed the notices issued by the Goods and Services Tax Department against Ultra Tech Cement claiming the dues of erstwhile Binani Cements Ltd.The Binani Cements had gone into insolvency and was acquired by Ultra Tech through Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) in 2018 for Rs 7,900 crore. It was later renamed as UltraTech Nathdwara Cement.It approached…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 Rajasthan High Court has quashed the notices issued by the Goods and Services Tax Department against Ultra Tech Cement claiming the dues of erstwhile Binani Cements Ltd.The Binani Cements had gone into insolvency and was acquired by Ultra Tech through Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) in 2018 for Rs 7,900 crore. It was later renamed as UltraTech Nathdwara Cement.It approached the High Court by filing writ petition against the GST demand of nearly Rs 144 crores, which were the unpaid dues of Binani Cements. On April 4, the High Court allowed the writ petition observing that the demand notices are “ex-facie illegal, arbitrary and per se cannot be sustained” since the GST dues of Binani Cement were already accounted for in the resolution plan which was duly approved by both the National Company Law Tribunal and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.Referring to Section 31 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, as amended in 2019, a division bench comprising Justices Vijay Bishnoi and Sandeep Mehta observed that the approved resolution plan is binding even on the government authorities in respect of statutory dues.”it is trite to note that as per the amended Section 31 of the IBC referred to supra, the Central Govt., State Govt. or any other local authority to whom, a debt in respect of payment of dues arising under any law for the time being in force are owed, have been brought under the umbrella of the resolution plan approved by the adjudicating officer which has been made binding on such governments and local authorities”, the bench said.The GST department argued that it was not heard before the approval of the resolution plan. In this regard, the Court observed that government bodies claiming statutory dues are treated as ‘Operational Creditors’, and that they have no right to be heard in the Committee of Creditors. Only Financial Creditors have right of audience in the CoC.”Once the offer of the resolution applicant is accepted and the resolution plan is approved by the appropriate authority, the same is binding on all concerned to whom the industry concern may be having statutory dues. No right of audience is given in the resolution proceedings to the operational creditors viz. the Central Govt. or the State Govt. as the case may be”.The Court noted that the GST department had unsuccessfully challenged the resolution plan before the Supreme Court.It was further noted that the the amount of Rs.72 crores assessed by the resolution professional in favour of the GST Department has already been deposited by the successful resolution applicant i.e. the petitioner company. The claim of the revenue was around Rs 144.96 crores.In this backdrop, the Court concluded :”We are of the firm view that the authorities should have adopted a pragmatic approach and immediately withdrawn the demands rather than indulging in totally frivolous litigation, thereby unnecessarily adding to the overflowing dockets of cases in the courts”. The court emphasized that IBC was a special law and that the purpose is to revive dying industry by providing an opportunity for a resolution applicant to take over the same and begin the operation on a clean slate.Click here to download order Read Order Next Story
ColumnsIs Article 14 Dead During Corona War? Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi18 April 2020 8:06 AMShare This – xCan there be class bias and discrimination in dealing with lockdown issues. Can there be class bias and discrimination in dealing with lockdown issues?The Government of UP is sending a fleet of busses to fetch over 9000 students belonging to Uttar Pradesh, who are stranded in Kota Rajasthan. They had gone there for coaching. Rajasthan ‘s Chief Minister wants other States to take back…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?LoginCan there be class bias and discrimination in dealing with lockdown issues. Can there be class bias and discrimination in dealing with lockdown issues?The Government of UP is sending a fleet of busses to fetch over 9000 students belonging to Uttar Pradesh, who are stranded in Kota Rajasthan. They had gone there for coaching. Rajasthan ‘s Chief Minister wants other States to take back their students in a similar fashion. Mr. Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister, justifiably raises a red flag and calls it a gross discrimination and breach of lockdown principles. It is pointed out that the migrant labourers are not given the same privilege. I am not against bringing back or evacuate the stranded students or citizens and ideally it should be done. But it disturbs, when large contingent of poorest migrant labourers and their small kids are made to walk 100s of kilometres in the name of lockdown policy. Earlier large number of Indian ‘s were evacuated from Wuhan, Iran, Italy, etc by sending special aircrafts, at the expenses of the Union. They were quarantined in comfortable centres and eventually went home. When it comes to the Indian labourers stranded in the UAE, the Union has case of non-evacuation. The inconsistent approach shows a perceived apathy towards labourer as a class. We have seen how the migrant workers were forced to stay put wherever they were and lathi charged for wanting to return to their homes . Why was a special train not arranged for enabling them to return to their homes? Same treatment was meted out to migrant labourers in Surat and Bandra. Their desire to return in these trying times is surely natural. Why are we quiet at this gross discrimination and breach of equal treatment in a situation of equal threat to life? Why top political leaders of important political parties are silent on this? Is it because the migrants are poor and downtrodden and their desire and voice has no meaning for India? Is Article 14 dead during corona war? Is it because students are relatively richer, related to politicians, bureaucrats, well to do and belong to the middle class and hence more equal and more dear than the migrants. Life is life, all lives are as godly. Governments across party lines think otherwise. Is this our spirit of humanity? Students could also be fed in Kota. Just as the migrants. Some student got infected so the students and their wards were fearful and pressured the government to send the busses. Will these students being brought back not become spreaders? It seems the migrants, being work force, would be needed to kick start the economy. So they are needed by the nation to remain where they are against their “choice “. They are thus denied their rights under Article 21 of the Constitution. The Nine Judge Bench judgement of Supreme Court in Aadhar case is of no avail. They are poor, so they must sacrifice for the nation. Their sacrifice is no less. The working of the Constitution of India does not come to the aid of the poor in the same way. Here Classifications is made, not to equalize, but to perpetuate inequality in matters of life and personal liberty. Overseeing the functioning of our Constitutionalism has become anti- poor, anti-marginalised. And what about proportionality. If a migrant worker wants to go home and not to work, can he be compelled to work. Many workers are women with children. They wish to be with their families in their hamlet amongst their kindred. What is the difference between the children of these God forsaken and the Kota children? Only poverty. A migrant worker is a person who moves to survive and bring back home some financial succour. And this is the harvest season. A time when migrant workers go home to do harvesting and engage in agriculture labour. Their small crop beckons them, but they are restrained, if you go back, you can spread virus. Kota versus Bandra&Surat exposes our system and the ‘Rule of Law’.Views are personalAuthor is a Senior Senior Advocate At Supreme Court of India.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
News UpdatesDelhi Government Makes 14 Days Home Quarantine Mandatory For Kumbh Mela Returnees Nupur Thapliyal17 April 2021 8:49 PMShare This – xIn view of the situation of COVID-19 in Delhi, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Saturday resolved that in order to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 virus and for effective CoVID-19 management in the national capital, it has become imperative to mandatorily test, trace and quarantine all those residents of Delhi who have visited or are going to visit Kumbh-2021 at…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 view of the situation of COVID-19 in Delhi, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Saturday resolved that in order to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 virus and for effective CoVID-19 management in the national capital, it has become imperative to mandatorily test, trace and quarantine all those residents of Delhi who have visited or are going to visit Kumbh-2021 at Haridwar.The Chairman of State Executive Committee of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority in exercise of powers conferred under section 22 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 issued directions for Delhi residents visiting Kumbh Mela this year in order to take effective measures to prevent its spread in NCT of Delhi.The order issued in this regard reads thus:”All those residents of Delhi who have visited or are going to visit Kumbh-2021 at Haridwar, shall be required to compulsory Home Quarantine themselves for 14 days on arrival to Delhi.”Furthermore, the order states that all those residents who are going to visit Kumbh-2021 at Haridwar from tomorrow (18th April) onwards till the closure of Kumbh on 30th April 2021 are mandatorily required to upload requisite details information (viz, name, address in Delhi, contact no., ID proof no., date of departure from Delhi, date of arrival in Delhi etc.) on the link provided at Delhi Government portal i.e. www.delhi.gov.in before leaving Delhi.Delhi Government makes it mandatory for residents visiting Kumbh 2021 to compulsorily quarantine themselves for 14 days on their arrival in national capital.DMs of Delhi to ensure tracing, surveillance of residents on a daily basis.#DelhiFightsCorona #COVID19 #KumbhMela2021 pic.twitter.com/BnIaq5dEHO— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 17, 2021 The order also provides the following directions:- All those residents who are going to visit Kumbh-2021 at Haridwar from tomorrow onwards till the closure of Kumbh on 30h April 2021 are hereby mandatorily required to upload requisite details information (viz, name, address in Delhi, contact no., ID proof no., date of departure from Delhi, date of arrival in Delhi etc.) on the link provided at Delhi Government portal i.e. www.delhi.gov.in before leaving Delhi.- If it is found/ reported that any such resident of Delhi who has returned to Delhi after visiting Kumbh-2021, has not uploaded the requisite details/ information, he / she shall be sent to the Institutional Government Quarantine Center for 14 days by the District Magistrate concerned.- District Magistrates of Delhi shall ensure tracing and surveillance on a daily basis of all such residents of Delhi. They should also ensure quarantining of such residents of Delhi, either at Home or in the Institutional Government Quarantine Centers, as the case may be.- District Magistrate (HQ), O/o the Divisional Commissioner, GNCTD shall be the Nodal Officer for coordinating and supervising the entire process.In view of the aforesaid directions, the order also provides that any person violating these instructions will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under section 188 of IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable.Click Here To Read OrderNext Story