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The Motley Fool UK has recommended BlackBerry and Hargreaves Lansdown and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Blackberry (NYSE: BB) share price is up by 30% in five days. This tech stock has been the fourth-most traded stock on UK broker platform Hargreaves Lansdown over the last week.Blackberry’s share price has risen by 170% over the last 12 months as the firm’s turnaround has gathered pace. The former smartphone maker has pivoted into cybersecurity and announced a partnership with Amazon last year. Brokers expect a return to profit next year. 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Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka High SchoolArcheryLacrosseTennisWrestling Previous articleGas Company pushes back on MayorNext articleMiddle School fight broken-up with Taser Sheri Austin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Congratulations to the Blue Darter Wrestling team who beat West Port High School as well as seven other High School teams to bring home the District title on Saturday.Apopka Archery Team is Right on TargetApopka archery students started strong this year in a tournament last Saturday at Windermere Preparatory School. Apopka played in three matches, one against ICS, Lake Mary and Windermere. First match of the year, Apopka beat ICS 5-1, second match Apopka beat Lake Mary 4-2. In Apopka’s final match of the day, the score was tied 3-3, then lost in a shoot off that was extremely close.Kevin Renard and Jacob Ledford both ended the day as undefeated 3-0 in individual competitions. Brianna Sanders and Alease Folts finished 2-1. The team of David Britzius, Ethan Cote, and Kylie McCuiston finished the day 2-1. Finally, newcomers Hailey Shaw, Pablo Perez, and Zach McDonald got some experience as they contributed in the team portion of the competition.Way to go Apopka’s Archery Team on a fantastic start this season! Apopka’s next competition is this Wednesday at Lake Highland Prep, followed by a huge tournament this Saturday at Lake Mary. Apopka Tennis Teams WIN!Both teams picked up a victory this week in our only match against Jones High School. The Girls (3-2) had wins in singles by Alexis Page, Tatiana Robson, Madison Clemens and Vanessa Garcia. The Darters also won both doubles matches with Madison / Quinlan Nguyen and Vanessa / Anya Rambaram getting the wins.The Boys team (2-3) had wins in singles by Vikram Patel, Malikai Johnson, Jalen Green and Keenon Tobin. The Boys also won both doubles played by Jalen / Jose Saborit and Keenon / Bryan Reaves. Next match will be at Home next Thursday against Lake Minneola High School.Apopka LacrosseTuesday was a home game for Apopka’s amazing boys Lacrosse teams. Stephen Schloneger comments, “I felt like we worked as a team to come back in the second half of the game. Overall, we had great communication and I am ready to win the next match!” Varsity lost their match 7-8 while JV pulled through and won the match with a score of 10-8.
Summer’s arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space.“The secret to a well-manicured yard is preparation,” says Chris Lambton, yard and garden expert for Fiskars. “Once the weather warms up, your lawn and garden will need a little extra TLC to be ready for outdoor activities or entertaining. Having the right tools on-hand is essential to making the process simple and enjoyable.”Lambton offers his tips and tools for making your yard beautiful and easy to care for all season long:Remember to spend time outside in your yard and garden when the weather is nice and enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow.Prune strategicallyIf you turn your back for too long, Mother Nature can take over your yard in the spring growing season. Trim and shape your plants by cutting 1/4 inch above a growth bud at a 45 degree angle to promote healthy growth. High-quality garden tools, like the Fiskars PowerGear2 Pruner or Lopper, make taming shrubs and cutting through dead or overgrown limbs easier.Plan your plantingSummer is a great time to plan your outdoor space and give it a fresh new look. When plotting out your yard or garden, be sure to leave extra space around plants to account for their growth or plant in containers to easily move them around, if needed. Raised garden beds for herbs and veggies are great for keeping plants in order and allow you to plant, water and harvest more easily. Choose tools to help with planting that are easy to grip and will stand up throughout the season, like the Fiskars Big Grip Trowel or Transplanter.Mulch carefullyShallow layers of mulch work to keep your soil cool, cut down on weeds and slow the loss of moisture. But be careful not to mulch too deeply, as too much mulch can inhibit oxygen from reaching plant roots and encourage mold. As a rule of thumb, mulch only two to three inches on top of the soil.Water wiselyA healthy lawn and garden will have deep roots that can tap reserves of moisture way down in the soil. Water deeply – but not too often – and you’ll encourage plants to develop even deeper roots. The best time to water is between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. when the air is cooler and there is less risk of evaporation from heat and wind. Use tools that are easy to maneuver and durable to stand up to the elements season after season, like the Gilmour Flexogen Hose and Thumb Control Watering Nozzle.Summer is a great time to plan your outdoor space and give it a fresh new look.Enjoy the fruits of your laborRemember to spend time outside in your yard and garden when the weather is nice and enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow. Use Herb and Veggie Shears to make healthy cuts on your plants so you have fresh and delicious produce throughout the season.With the right tools, yard and garden work is fun, not frustrating. Use these tips to keep your yard maintained and beautiful so you can enjoy it all summer long. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSLandscapeSummerYards Previous articleSunRail Offers “Way to Go!” Rewards for Safe BehaviorNext articleFormer Apopka City Manager Faces 5 Counts Involving Hit and Run Crash Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Remember to spend time outside in your yard and garden when the weather is nice and enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom
“COPY” Engineering:Mitsuda Structural ConsultantsCity:Minato CityCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The roof plays a significant role for a “tolerance of space” that affirms and accepts others. The expanse of the roof is benevolent, silently inviting people in and watching over them. At the same time, it is physically removed and a bit reticent. We have given much thought to the roof and its ambivalent disposition where it maintains an ample space from a human body yet generously embraces us.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.The site is in a residential area surrounded by abundant greenery along the mountain skirt, and slopes southward and has a beautiful view of the sea. The client often invites many guests and wished to make living-dining-kitchen and study spaces as one large room, while each faces a south-facing garden. We decided to place the main wing on the elevated ground on the north side to create a large area for the garden, and envelop it with east and west wings, resulting in a U-shaped layout. The west wing comprises the approach and detached Japanese room while the east wing is the outdoor living-dining area that supports activities in the courtyard.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.To prevent the spaces from feeling too vast and detached, we were intrigued by a barrel vault roof, under which people could feel as if they are being watched over by just residing in the space. Vaults are generally used to create a higher rise and wider span. For this project, however, we intended to harness the unique sound and lighting environment the vault creates, and to loosely segment the space by floating it above. The span was set to be 3.64m, the minimum unit that could be sensed as a room even after placing furniture for the rooms including the dining, living, and kitchen. We set the rise of the catenary curve at 0.91m for a proper coziness, while the ceiling was kept as low as the client allowed.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.The barrel vaults also have the effect of making one conscious of the courtyard. Because of their form, we were able to cantilever 120mm-thick slabs 3.1m into the courtyard. This enabled us to not only to create a large semi-outdoor space, but also to individually frame the beautiful view beyond the barrel vaults like a telescope, linking the close-range view of the terrace, middlerange view of the courtyard, and distant view of the city and sea.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.The sound of family gathering reverberated and light reflected by the small vaulted wooden ceiling gently surround the space. This is similar to the intimacy felt in a cave. Under a half-cave space floating above, movements and voices of dwellers naturally become smaller. The space becomes an extension of your body, and you feel as if you are always in the center of the space. Amidst today’ s uncertain society, we believe this relates to the “tolerance of space” that ties people and provides a sense of feeling welcomed. An expansive large space and contrasting intimate space coexist in this house.Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.Project gallerySee allShow lessBeyond Refugee Housing: 5 Examples of Social Infrastructure for Displaced PeopleArticlesParis Plans to Maintain Anti-Pollution and Anti-Congestion Measures post Covid-19 Lo…Architecture News Share Lead Architects: Half Cave House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Houses Architects: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Area Area of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938714/half-cave-house-hiroshi-nakamura-and-nap Clipboard SOLSO Manufacturers: AutoDesk, BO&CO., Daiko, ASPLUND, Linea Talara, NINGURU, Robert McNeel & Associates, Yoko Ando Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938714/half-cave-house-hiroshi-nakamura-and-nap Clipboard Hiroshi Nakamura Construction: ArchDaily Half Cave House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAPSave this projectSaveHalf Cave House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Projects Landscape: 2018 Area: 2389 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Kasatani Japan Photographs: Nacasa & Partners Inc. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Minato City, Japan “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Nacasa & Partners Inc.+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officeHiroshi Nakamura & NAPOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn InstagramOn FacebookMinato CityJapanPublished on May 05, 2020Cite: “Half Cave House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP” 05 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 February 1999 | News The RSPCA is celebrating the first anniversary of its Web site this month by launching its own cyberpet. The RSPCA is celebrating the first anniversary of its Web site this month by launching its own cyberpet. Site visitors are encouraged to feed it and look after it to keep it alive. Humour and an eye to the zeitgeist are often important elements to a successful Web site, and RSPCA’s initiative is to be congratulated. RSPCA offers online Tamagotchi Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Melanie May | 26 February 2019 | News Funding available for children’s services has fallen by a third per child in England since 2010 according to an analysis of official figures by Action for Children, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, The Children’s Society and the National Children’s Bureau.The analysis has identified a number of “hotspots” across England, where local councils have faced the biggest real-term drops in this funding. These include London, which has the top five worst-hit councils. Westminster tops the list with funding down by more than half (51%), followed by Tower Hamlets (49%), Camden (49%), Newham (46%) and Hackney (46%). Areas including Manchester (45% drop), Nottingham (43%) and Birmingham (43%) also made it into the country’s top twenty hotspots for cuts to funding. According to the analysis, councils are facing a £3 billion funding gap for children’s services by 2025. Over 1,000 children’s centres have closed since 2009, while 760 youth centres have shut since 2012. The charities are warning that thousands more children and young people could fall into crisis if these cuts continue. Chief Executive at Action for Children, Julie Bentley, said: Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Funding research “Children’s services are at breaking point and these alarming figures reveal the true scale of the devastating and dangerous funding cuts made year after year by successive governments.“With the number of child protection cases and children being taken into care at their highest for a decade, it’s unthinkable to continue forcing councils to make crippling cuts to services. Without urgent cash from central government, thousands more children at risk of neglect and abuse will slip through the cracks and into crisis.”Nick Roseveare, Chief Executive at The Children’s Society, said: “This shocking analysis lays bare the enormous scale of this funding challenge, which is making it near impossible for councils to offer vital early support to children and young people to prevent problems escalating. “Funding cuts are not only an inhumane economy, they are also a false one. The reductions in early help for children they lead to simply intensify the need for more costly interventions further down the road. “The Government now faces a stark choice at the next Spending Review: either continue to leave councils short of the money they need to keep children safe, or address the funding gap and give some of our most vulnerable young people hope of a brighter future.”To work out the drop in funding, the charities took 2010/11 as the baseline year, and modelled funding for children and young people’s services over the following years accordingly, assuming that spending on children and young people’s services in that year was equivalent to the funding available. It estimates that funding available per child and young person for all children’s services except schools and early education fell from £813 in 2010-11 to £553 in 2017-18. 218 total views, 2 views today Children’s services funding plummets, charity analysis reveals 219 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
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News UpdatesTrial Will Not Become ‘In Camera’ Unless Witnesses Are Provided With A Comfortable Atmosphere To Depose Freely: Kerala HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Nov 2020 11:06 PMShare This – xA trial does not become an ‘In camera trial’ merely because it is held inside a closed court hall, unless the witnesses are provided with a comfortable atmosphere to depose freely, the Kerala High Court has observed in the order dismissing the applications filed by the prosecution and the victim seeking to change the judge holding trial in the sensational actor sexual assault case…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?LoginA trial does not become an ‘In camera trial’ merely because it is held inside a closed court hall, unless the witnesses are provided with a comfortable atmosphere to depose freely, the Kerala High Court has observed in the order dismissing the applications filed by the prosecution and the victim seeking to change the judge holding trial in the sensational actor sexual assault case of 2017. One of the contentions raised in this petition was that though the proceedings were held ‘in camera’, a battery of defence lawyers were permitted inside the court hall during the cross examination of the victim, while derogatory questions were asked by the counsel for the accused, with reference to the video recording of the incident. By permitting a large number of lawyers inside the court hall, the very purpose of ‘in camera’ trial was defeated, the prosecution contended.Addressing this contention, the court briefly explained the concept of ‘in camera’ trial. Justice VG Arun observed:”On the issue of “in camera” proceedings, it would be profitable to to know the genesis of the term. The term “in camera” is of Latin origin and means “in private”. As per the Oxford English Reference Dictionary, the term ‘in camera’ is defined as ‘in a judge’s private room’. In the Major Law Lexicon, the term is defined as ‘in chambers;in private; in the judge’s private room; not in open court’. This gives a clear indication of the extent of confidentiality expected, when the trial is held ‘in camera’. Therefore, by the mere fact that the trial is held inside a closed court hall, it does not become ‘in camera’ trial, unless the purpose of providing a comfortable atmosphere for the witnesses to depose freely, is maintained. These are aspects to be borne in mind while conducting trial ‘in camera'”The court observed that the prayer for transfer on the ground of harassment of witness during cross examination cannot be entertained at this stage since the prosecution failed to initiate appropriate and timely action to redress the grievance. The court said:”On the second contention regarding failure of the Special Judge to intervene during the cross-examination of PW1, even if this court finds that it would have been prudent and proper for the learned Judge to have intervened as and when the victim was seemingly harassed during cross-examination, that being the requirement pointed out in Gurmit Singh’s case, having failed to initiate appropriate and timely action to redress the grievance, the prayer for transfer on that ground cannot be entertained. The observations of the Apex Court in Mina Lalita Baruwa v. State of Orissa [(2013) 16 SCC 173], that courts cannot remain mute spectators during trial and should adopt a belligerent approach and should be alive and alert during trial of criminal cases, are relevant in this context”While dismissing the petitions, the court further said:”The judge cannot be expected recuse, as long as her conscience is clear. The endeavour of every Judge should be to get rid of his personal predilections and prejudices and to decide the cases dispassionately, and not to recuse whenever his or her actions are questioned. 33. It has time and again been stated that the duty of the Prosecutor is not to seek conviction at all costs or be an avenging angel for the victim, but to ensure that justice is delivered. The Special Public Prosecutor in this case is understood to be a seasoned Prosecutor, not easily flummoxed by the number of defence lawyers or the charged atmosphere in the court hall. 34. As far as a defence lawyer is concerned, he is in theory an officer of the court and irrespective of his engagement, has a higher duty to the court, in assisting the court in finding out the truth and placing before the court the point of view of his client honestly and fairly. The advocate’s duty to the court transcends the limited and narrow loyalty to the client who has engaged him. I have no doubt that the defence lawyers in this case are well aware of their role. 35. It goes without saying that unless the court and the prosecutor work in sync, it will result in either the guilty escaping from the clutches of law or the innocent being punished. 36. I am confident that in the endeavour to reach the truth and render justice, the court, the Special Public Prosecutor and the defence lawyers will work in tandem, as is expected of them.”CASE: STATE OF KERALA vs. SUNIL [email protected] PULSAR SUNI [Tr.P(Crl.).No.49 OF 2020]CORAM: Justice VG ArunCOUNSEL: Sr.GP SUMAN CHAKRAVARTHY for State, Sr. Adv S. Sreekumar for victimClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesSupreme Court Stays Contempt Proceedings Against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari Over Alleged Non-Payment Of Rent Of Govt. Bungalow Radhika Roy7 Dec 2020 11:53 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the contempt proceedings which was sought to be initiated against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari by the Uttarakhand High Court which had issued notice on the same. The contempt proceedings stem from the alleged failure of the Governor to follow an order of payment of market rent for a government bungalow which was allocated to him in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the contempt proceedings which was sought to be initiated against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari by the Uttarakhand High Court which had issued notice on the same. The contempt proceedings stem from the alleged failure of the Governor to follow an order of payment of market rent for a government bungalow which was allocated to him in his capacity as a Chief Minister. A Bench of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, KM Joseph and Krishna Murari heard the submissions of Senior Advocate Aman Sinha, and proceeded to stay the contempt proceedings and issued notice to the State of Uttarakhand. The matter has been tagged with the pending plea. The plea filed by Koshyari states “that the aforesaid amount of market rent has been arrived at without any rational (sic) and is highly exorbitant for a residential premises in Dehradun and have been ascertained without affording an opportunity of participation of the petitioner in the process, which renders the process of determination of market rent arbitrary, discriminatory and violative of principles of natural justice,” the plea states, towards the total stipulated dues amounting to Rs. 47,57,158/-.” It is contended that no legal order was passed by any lawful authority determining the said market rent was ever supplied to the petitioner or submitted before the High Court but the ascertained amounts were placed before High Court on affidavit, which were approved by the Court without applying any judicial mind to ascertain the legality and correctness of the determination. “The aforesaid affidavit dated February 12, 2019 was never served upon the petitioner or any other Ex-Chief Minister nor were they given an opportunity to participate in the proceeding of determination of market rent of residential premises allotted them” Koshyari, while seeking stay of the High Court orde,r has contended that since he is the sitting Governor of Maharashtra, Article 361 of the Constitution shall be invoked, which provides protection to President and Governors for invocation of such proceedings. The Governor has stated that he was in occupation of the residential premises under an order issued by a lawful authority under a rule, which was not in dispute at the time of allotment and vacated the same as soon as he was required by law to do so. The Uttarakhand High Court on May 3 last year had ordered former Chief Ministers of the state to pay market rent for the entire period they continued to occupy government accommodation even after they demitted office. On October 26, the Top Court had stayed Contempt proceedings initiated by Uttarakhand High Court in the case concerning alleged non-payment of rents by former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (present Union Human Resource Development Minister). 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
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