House in Chamusca Da Beira / João Mendes Ribeiro

first_img Photographs House in Chamusca Da Beira / João Mendes Ribeiro House in Chamusca Da Beira / João Mendes RibeiroSave this projectSaveHouse in Chamusca Da Beira / João Mendes Ribeiro “COPY” Area:  275 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2006 “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Chamusca, Portugal ArchDaily Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 42 Share Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCoordination:Jorge Teixeira DiasCollaboration:Lourenço Rebelo de Andrade, Maurício Martins, Catarina FortunaStructural Engineer:Paulo Maranha Nunes TiagoHydraulic Engineer:Luís Filipe Nogueira da CostaElectrical Engineer:Luís Filipe Bésteiro RibeiroMechanical Engineer:João Gonçalves Madeira da SilvaAcoustic Consulting:Paulo Alexandre Pires SampaioThermal Consulting:Diogo Rosa MateusLandscape Architecture:Teresa AlfaiateClient:Luís Vaz PaisCity:ChamuscaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The project for the House in Chamusca da Beira consists in the requalification of a small built aggregate in a rural estate and on its enlargement with the construction from scratch of a new small building, directly articulated with the exterior space. The former woodshed of the main house was redesigned to function as an entrance space (from where you can enter the new building) and to receive an autonomous wooden structure that encloses a toilet. In this space the traditional constructive systems were kept, like the monopitched roof laid on a traditional wooden structure, that is extended to function as a porch over a small courtyard. The demolition of a set of unqualified outbuildings (storage rooms and garage), which were lean to the wall that limits the courtyard, allowed to enhance its presence and to recover the original building character. This wall is crossed by a tunnel made of corten steel, that establishes the transition between the new room and the former woodshed.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe new construction was designed in a very close way to the preexisting constructions (the main house and the adjacent courtyard) but also with the natural landscape, with special attention payed to the proximity of a well and a set of orange trees. The new telluric volume – narrow, vertical and also with a mono-pitched roof – opens the house over the landscape, clearly communicating with it through the three big windows opened towards southwest. Unlike the rehabilitated spaces, where the materiality is recovered from the original, here the material options were made towards an affirmation of contemporaneity, with the use of concrete in the exterior walls and zinc in the roof.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessWOHA Unveils “Fragments of an Urban Future” for the 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsBuilding on the Built: the Work of Jonathan Tuckey DesignArticles Share CopyAbout this officeJoão Mendes RibeiroOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChamuscaPortugalPublished on May 12, 2016Cite: “House in Chamusca Da Beira / João Mendes Ribeiro” 12 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index: IMX Score Climbs Amidst January Volatility

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest Local NewsBusiness TAGS  TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index: IMX Score Climbs Amidst January Volatility OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The Investor Movement Index® (IMX SM ) increased to 6.91 in January, up 10.38 percent from its December score of 6.26. The IMX is TD Ameritrade’s proprietary, behavior-based index, aggregating Main Street investor positions and activity to measure what investors actually were doing and how they were positioned in the markets. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: TD Ameritrade January 2020 Investor Movement Index (Graphic: TD Ameritrade) The reading for the five-week period ending January 29, 2021 ranks “Moderate High” compared to historic averages. “In a month with so many major news stories, from government stimulus, to a change of power in D.C., to the start of earnings season and finishing with some unparalleled volatility in stocks such as GameStop (GME) and AMC Theatres (AMC), January marks the first time in almost a year where COVID was not the primary day to day story,” said JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade. “The timing of the GME frenzy at the tail end of January was such that ultimately, the overall story of retail trading during the period–the story captured by this IMX report–is in fact one that’s much more closely married to typical market dynamics than recent weeks’ headlines might convey. As champions of the retail investor for 45 years and counting, we at TD Ameritrade are happy to see a swell in market engagement not only in recent weeks but over the last year. We encourage all clients, but particularly new clients, to take advantage of our education along with our entire ecosystem of cutting-edge platforms and exceptional service.” TD Ameritrade clients engaged in heavy trading among both GME and AMC primarily in the last week of the period, but remained relatively neutral on both stocks, with GME ending the period as slightly net bought. AMC was lightly purchased throughout the period, including early in January prior to the volatility ensuing. While the “short-squeeze” story dominated headlines late in the period, overall, equity markets were mixed during the January period. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both increased, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased, and all three indices reached all-time highs during the period before selling off in the final days and posting the largest daily decreases since October 2020. Equity markets headed lower on concerns over the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with many investors questioning whether the slower-than-anticipated pace would impact the economic recovery as new variants of the virus appear around the globe. The Federal Reserve announced it would maintain its current economic policies and noted economic softness in recent weeks. In the January period, TD Ameritrade clients were once again net buyers overall and net buyers of equities. Some of the popular names bought during the period were:Apple Inc. (AAPL)AT&T Inc. (T)Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)Fubotv Inc. (FUBO)Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) Although clients were net buyers of equities, they found some names to sell during the period, including:Moderna Inc. (MRNA)Pfizer Inc. (PFE)Intel Corp. (INTC)Best Buy Inc. (BBY)Teladoc Health Inc. (TDOC) About the IMX The IMX value is calculated based on a complex proprietary formula. Each month, TD Ameritrade pulls a sample from its client base of funded accounts, which includes all accounts that completed a trade in the past month. The holdings and positions of this statistically significant sample are evaluated to calculate individual scores, and the median of those scores represents the monthly IMX. For more information on the Investor Movement Index, including historical IMX data going back to January 2010; to view the full report from January 2021; or to sign up for future IMX news alerts, please visit Additionally, TD Ameritrade clients can chart the IMX using the symbol $IMX in either the thinkorswim ® or thinkorswim Mobile platforms. Inclusion of specific security names in this commentary does not constitute a recommendation from TD Ameritrade to buy, sell, or hold.All investments involve risk including the possible loss of principal. Please consider all risks and objectives before investing. Past performance of a security, strategy, or index is no guarantee of future results or investment success. Historical data should not be used alone when making investment decisions. Please consult other sources of information and consider your individual financial position and goals before making an independent investment decision. The IMX is not a tradable index.The IMX should not be used as an indicator or predictor of future client trading volume or financial performance for TD Ameritrade. About TD Ameritrade TD Ameritrade provides investing services and education to self-directed investors and registered investment advisors. A leader in U.S. retail trading, we leverage the latest in cutting edge technologies and one-on-one client care to help our clients stay on top of market trends. Learn more by visiting Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA ( ) / SIPC ( ), and a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. © 2021 Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. All rights reserved. Source: TD Ameritrade, Inc. View source version on CONTACT: Margaret Farrell Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications (203) 434-2240 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEBRASKA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: TD Ameritrade, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Man due in Derry Magistrate’s Court on drug charges

first_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest By admin – December 18, 2015 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleMan dies in Ballygawley crashNext articleConcannon search now in its 38th day admin center_img Google+ WhatsApp A 35 year old man has been charged with a number of offences including criminal damage, handling stolen goods and another 10 offences including cultivating cannabis and possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates Court today.The charges follow a search at a house by the District Support Team in the Lansdowne Road area of Derry on the afternoon of Thursday 17 December where a cannabis factory was found. At this time it is believed that controlled drugs worth an estimated street value of £27,000 were seized. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Homepage BannerNews Facebook Man due in Derry Magistrate’s Court on drug charges Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Sentence imposed on Shaun Kelly found to be “unduly lenient”

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook By admin – November 16, 2015 Twitter Previous articleRecruitment embargo was a disaster which pushed up costs at LGH – DohertyNext articleGardai continue to appeal for witnesses following Fridays fatal crash admin Sentence imposed on Shaun Kelly found to be “unduly lenient” 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The sentence handed down to a Donegal man responsible for the worst fatal collision in the history of the State has been found to be “unduly lenient”.Shaun Kelly of Hill Road in Ballymagan was jailed for two years last December for dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people’This tragedy unfolded after Shaun Kelly watched the 2010 World Cup Final with some friends at a pub in Clonmany.He hadn’t been drinking, but afterwards, the now 27-year-old sped off towards Buncrana with seven of his friends crammed into his car without any seatbelts on.All of his passengers, who were aged between 19 and 23, were killed when he crashed into Hugh Friel, who was on his way home from Bingo.The 66-year-old also died at the scene.Today, the Court of Appeal ruled that the sentence of four years with two suspended was unduly lenient.The three judge panel agreed that his guilty plea was entered too late to be considered a significant mitigating factor and that the judge made a mistake by suspending half of his four year sentence.A new sentence will be imposed before Christmas. Twitterlast_img read more

Plea Seeking Opening Of Mosques Offering Eid Prayers: Allahabad HC Directs Petitioner To Approach State Authorities First [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Seeking Opening Of Mosques Offering Eid Prayers: Allahabad HC Directs Petitioner To Approach State Authorities First [Read Order] Akshita Saxena21 May 2020 7:39 AMShare This – x”The petitioner must approach to the State first and on denial of the relief claimed or any unusual delay in considering the same, the petitioner shall be at liberty to approach this Court by invoking the writ jurisdiction,” Court said.Directing the Petitioner to first approach the concerned state authorities, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday disposed of a PIL seeking permission to open mosques for offering Eid prayers. The Petitioner, Shahid Ali Siddiqui had moved the High Court seeking a direction to the State authorities to open Mosque/Idgah in Uttar Pradesh for offering Jamaat/ Namaj of Eid-Ul-Fitr and Dova…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?LoginDirecting the Petitioner to first approach the concerned state authorities, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday disposed of a PIL seeking permission to open mosques for offering Eid prayers. The Petitioner, Shahid Ali Siddiqui had moved the High Court seeking a direction to the State authorities to open Mosque/Idgah in Uttar Pradesh for offering Jamaat/ Namaj of Eid-Ul-Fitr and Dova in Congregation for one hour, between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, and future Juma Namaj till June, 2020. However, the bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma refused to pass any such instructions while stating, “it does not appear that the petitioner before approaching this Court made any demand to the State for redressal of the grievance.” The court emphasized that a party seeking writ in the nature of mandamus must first approach to the Authority competent for redressal of the grievance, and should approach the court only if such recourse fails. “The petitioner must approach to the State first and on denial of the relief claimed or any unusual delay in considering the same, the petitioner shall be at liberty to approach this Court by invoking the writ jurisdiction,” the order states. In view thereof, the PIL was disposed of with liberty to approach the court if the abovementioned situation arises. Last week, the Allahabad High Court allowed the Muezzins of of various mosques in the state to recite the Azan, even amid lockdown, while holing that Azan is an integral part of Islam. However, the court strongly objected to the use of microphones. “Azan is certainly an essential and integral part of Islam but use of microphone and loud-speakers is not an essential and an integral part thereof. …Azan can be recited by Muezzin from minarets of the Mosques by human voice without using any amplifying device and such recitation cannot be hindered with under the pretext of violation of the Guidelines issued by the State, to contain the pandemic- Covid19,” the bench of Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Ajit Kumar had held. Case Details: Case Title: Shahid Ali Siddiqui v. State of UP Case No.: PIL 580/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

“State Needs To Fix Responsibility”; Bombay HC Directs State To Pay Rs.50 K Each As Compensation To 2 Men Detained Illegally

first_imgNews Updates”State Needs To Fix Responsibility”; Bombay HC Directs State To Pay Rs.50 K Each As Compensation To 2 Men Detained Illegally Nitish Kashyap26 Dec 2020 11:16 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has directed the State government to pay Rs.50,000 each towards compensation to two men who were illegally detained in Beed District of Aurangabad Division for six days in 2013 and observed that in such cases the State needs to obtain explanation from the erring authority and fix some kind of responsibility.Division bench of Justice TV Nalawade and Justice MG Sewlikar of…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 Bombay High Court has directed the State government to pay Rs.50,000 each towards compensation to two men who were illegally detained in Beed District of Aurangabad Division for six days in 2013 and observed that in such cases the State needs to obtain explanation from the erring authority and fix some kind of responsibility.Division bench of Justice TV Nalawade and Justice MG Sewlikar of the Aurangabad bench were hearing a criminal writ petition filed by Arun Tagad and Shailendra Tagad seeking compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each for the said illegal detention.Case BackgroundOn January 28, 2013, FIR was registered at Beed Rural Police Station against the petitioners at the instance of a 35-year-old lady for the offences punishable under Sections 323, 324, 504 and 506 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code was registered. On January 30, both the petitioners were arrested by police of Rural Police Station, Beed and produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Beed on the same day. The Judicial Magistrate First Class granted bail to both the petitioners and they were released when they furnished personal bond and surety bond. According to the petitioners that when they came out of the campus of Court, the same police arrested them immediately and they were taken before the Executive Magistrate, Beed. On the same day both the petitioners were produced before the Executive Magistrate, Beed and the Executive Magistrate made an order against the petitioners and directed them to give interim bond with two solvent sureties of Rs.25,000 each. Petitioners moved an application before the Executive Magistrate and requested to permit them to give cash security in place of surety bond and they submitted that they had applied for getting a solvency certificate, but such certificate generally is not issued immediately. The Executive Magistrate did not allow this application and adjourned the matter to the next date. As a result, petitioners were kept in custody for 6 days from January 30, 2013.SubmissionsAccording to the petitioner’s lawyer Advocate NR Thorat contended that there are mala fides in the action taken by police and the Executive Magistrate also did not pass necessary orders and due to that they were illegally detained in jail from January 30, 2013 for six days. Petitioners are not habitual offenders, in fact Shailendra Tagad was serving the military at the relevant time and Arun Tagad was a respected person and resident of the same locality as the complainant and so detention was not necessarily in the chapter case. The arrest and detention were illegal and there is violation of the fundamental rights of the petitioners, Adv Thorat submitted.In the reply filed by respondent police head constable, who was investigating the aforesaid crime, it is contended that the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Beed Division had directed this police station to take preventive measures against the petitioners. The said direction was given on wireless.According to police head constable Bansi Jaibhaye, when the petitioners were released on bail by Judicial Magistrate First Class, he asked the petitioners to appear before the Executive Magistrate on the same day and he did not arrest them. On that day, a report was submitted to the Executive Magistrate who directed the petitioners to give a bond of Rs.25,000 with two solvent sureties. However, the petitioners failed to comply with this order and the matter was adjourned to February 5, 2013 by the Executive Magistrate, the said constable contended.JudgmentAfter hearing the submissions, the Court noted that the records show that the police station requested the Executive Magistrate to start chapter proceeding under Section 107 of CrPC and obtain interim bond from them under Section 116(3) of CrPC. The bench said-“The provision of Section 107(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure shows that there are conditions for starting the proceeding under this section….In the present matter, the record shows that there was only a police report of aforesaid police head constable before the Executive Magistrate and that was in respect of registration of aforesaid crime. The report does not show that any document including a copy of aforesaid FIR was supplied to the Executive Magistrate. On this report itself, the Executive Magistrate made the order and directed the Petitioners to execute interim bonds under Section 116(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure of aforesaid nature. The record produced and the reply of the police head constable does not show that before passing such order, any order of show cause as required under Section 111 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was made.”Moreover, the bench observed that the police head constable’s submission that he had only directed the petitioners to appear before the Executive Magistrate when they were released on bail by the Judicial Magistrate First Class appears to be incorrect and false. Court said-“The aforesaid order of interim bond made by the Executive Magistrate shows that the petitioners were brought before the Executive Magistrate by police head constable Jaibhaye. This circumstance supports the contention of the petitioners that immediately after their release on bail by the Judicial Magistrate First Class, they were taken in custody by police and they were produced before the Executive Magistrate. Though there is such clear probability, there is no record to show their formal arrest under any provision of law after they were released by the Judicial Magistrate First Class in aforesaid crime.”Finally, the bench noted that the said order of the Executive Magistrate was illegal-“The order of the Executive Magistrate asking the present Petitioners to execute interim bonds of aforesaid nature is illegal. The bond was involving onerous condition, two sureties having solvency certificates of Rs.25,000 each for each opponent. These circumstances show that there were mala fides and the intention of the police was to see that the Petitioners are arrested and they are kept behind bars for a few days. The record and circumstances show that the Executive Magistrate acted as per such desire of police and he did not apply his mind. The Executive Magistrate ought to have gone through the aforesaid provisions which show that he had no such jurisdiction.”Directing the State to pay Rs.50,000 each to the petitioners, the Court observed that said compensation has to be paid within 45 days, failing which the amount will carry interest at the rate of 8% per annum. Court also said that it was open for the STate to recover the same from the erring officers and the Executive Magistrate.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Flooding threat for Midwest, record heat in the East and South

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — In the last 36 hours, 4 to 5 inches of rain fell from New Mexico all the way to Michigan producing areas of localized flash flooding. Des Moines had a rainfall record Tuesday of more than 3.5 inches of rain while flash flooding was reported in parts of the city and elsewhere in Iowa as well. Additionally, three tornados were reported in Iowa but no major damage was reported at any of those locations.On Wednesday, the heaviest rain will continue from the Plains into the Great Lakes where Flood Watches will be in effect.An additional 3 inches of rain is possible from Illinois to western Texas over the next 48 hours and more flooding is expected. Elsewhere, record heat will be affecting much of the Southeast United States Wednesday.In fact, parts of 18 states broke record highs Tuesday. At least 52 all-time October record highs were tied or broken Tuesday from the South into the Midwest. Some of the all-time October record highs Tuesday included: Cleveland 93, Columbus OH 95. Syracuse NY 88, Erie PA 89, Atlanta GA 95, Louisville KY 97, Pensacola FL 96. More record heat is expected Wednesday, and with humidity it will feel like 100 Fahrenheit or even more in some areas.If New York City or Philadelphia reach 90 degrees Wednesday this would not only tie a record for the day but would be the first 90-degree day in the city in October in 78 years. Additionally, if Washington, D.C. reaches 96 degrees, it would tie for the hottest temperature ever recorded in the city in the month of October.However, a major cool down is expected throughout the Northeast by the end of the week after many of these record highs.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Refugee studies centre earns extra funding from government

first_imgThe Refugee Studies Centre, a division of the University of Oxford’s Centre for Development Studies, has this month been awarded £2.5 million in government funding. The cash will be used to enable the furthering of several initiatives to increase public awareness of refugee issues.The centre applied for the support from the Conflict and Humanitarian Fund, a newly formed scheme of the Department for International Development, in April. The request was successful due to the RSC’s position as the only academic programme in the UK devoted to understanding the causes and consequences of conflict and forced migration in developing countries.The funding will be used to expand the Centre’s public information services such as the thrice yearly Forced Migration Review, published in three languages and distributed to 177 countries, as well as online. The periodical has a reputation as the leading practical journal on refugee and displacement issues.The RSC works closely with policymakers in government and international agencies, and intends to use some of the cash to employ a senior policy officer to make findings from research projects more easily accessible to these groups. It also aims to build partnerships with other researchers working on forced migration at universities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.According to Professor Stephen Castles, the Director, of the RSC, the funding was awarded to the Centre “in recognition of the RSC’s position at the forefront of knowledgedevelopment, analysis and understanding on forced migration issues.”He added: “It is our aim to listen to the voices of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people, and make sure that their needs and interests are not forgotten.We look for long-term solutions that help empower people, so that they can become independent and self-supporting. This funding will help us in our work.”Oxford has been a target for much of the controversy surrounding asylum seekers due to the existence of the Campsfield Refugee Detention Centre in Kidlington, six miles from Oxford. Protests against the treatment of asylum seekers there are ongoing.ARCHIVE: 4th week MT 2005last_img read more

Speech: Children and Families Minister’s NAHT early years speech

first_imgWe have set up a fund together with the EEF to better understand what works in early years settings to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. Successful projects will be announced and will be rolled out later in the autumn, when we will also launch a second bidding round.In spite of all this investment, I know that funding in schools is a real challenge – not least for those of you who work in maintained nursery schools. Believe me, I do know how difficult it can be to balance the books, and – at the moment – to plan for the long-term. I want to thank those of you who have been involved in the research we are doing on the value that maintained nursery schools offer. We will be considering very, very carefully the information that we are getting back from you and others, and our research will inform Spending Review decisions about future funding. But I urge all councils, all local authorities, not to make premature decisions on the future of these schools at this stage. I know these plans to close the disadvantage gap are ambitious. But if we work together – and if history teaches us anything it’s that people, coming together, working together on a common purpose are capable of extraordinary things – I know we will get there. Because ladies and gentlemen, there is no safety net. Children only get one shot at their education. We owe it to them to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be.I want us, together, to narrow the gap and provide better opportunities for the children who have the hardest start in life. Together we can make sure each and every one of them can fulfil their potential, regardless of background or where they live. We’ve worked closely with teachers and experts – including the NAHT – to draft these goals. One of these is a new goal on self-regulation, which will focus on ensuring children are developing crucial social and emotional skills alongside their cognitive development – neither of these two things can be achieved without the other. I understand some of you will be discussing this subject later in the day. I’m looking forward to hearing what comes out of your deliberations.I also expect these reforms to reduce teacher workload by putting an end to unnecessary evidence gathering. The participating schools will be piloting a revised approach to assessment and trying out alternatives to local authority moderation, which I hope will support and empower teachers in making a rounded judgement about a child’s development, without being over-burdened by the collection of physical evidence. I want to free up teachers to spend more time teaching, interacting with and supporting children to ensure they are developing the vocabulary, skills and behaviours they need to thrive once they get to school. We are already working with the Education Endowment Foundation, to identify the best home-learning programmes, offering practical advice to parents who want to do more reading with their children. We’ll then look to share the best ideas much more widely.But you know, this has to be a society-wide ambition, a shared cultural goal, something a bit like the 5-a-day campaign to get us to eat more fruit and veg. Which is why we are inviting businesses, broadcasters and a broad range of other organisations to come together as part of a coalition to explore innovative ways to boost early language development and reading in the home.I’m delighted that we’ll be joined at a summit in the autumn by the National Literacy Trust, as well as by the BBC and ITV. And that leading businesses including WH Smith, British Land and KPMG have also signed up. This is an important opportunity for us to work together to raise awareness and support parents’ confidence around what they can do to help their child’s early language development, introducing them to more words, more stories and more books. We are very much at the start of this journey. I intend to work with the sector to deliver these reforms so we will engage the profession and parents as widely as possible, including through a full public consultation. I think this will help us take advantage of reception year as a window of opportunity to address key development gaps between disadvantaged children and their peers.But we know that these gaps can emerge much earlier in a child’s life, well before they enter reception. This is why we recently launched a capital bidding round of £30 million to invite schools to come forward with projects to create new high-quality nursery places for two, three and four-year-olds. We’re especially keen on seeing proposals that include innovative approaches to boosting social mobility and we’ll be allocating funding to the most disadvantaged areas for this reason.The bidding process for this fund opened on September 24 and we’re looking forward to hearing some exciting proposals. We particularly welcome bids that showcase innovative ways to close the disadvantage gap in the early years, and encourage schools and local authorities to work in close partnership together and with other educational institutions and organisations.I know that the most important people in every early years setting are the ones teaching young children day in, day out. For that reason we will be investing £20 million to train and develop early years professionals, again focusing on some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country. The main aim here is to make sure that practitioners in the most challenging areas have the knowledge and skills they need to support young children’s development in early language, literacy and numeracy, particularly the most disadvantaged.We want to improve practice in settings up and down the country, so that every child, wherever they’re from and whatever their background, arrives at school with the firm education foundations already in place.Ladies and gentleman, one of the challenges within the early years is understanding, with confidence, what really works to improve outcomes. Which is why I have prioritised building the early years evidence base. One of our initiatives involves work with the Education Endowment Foundation, a charity that develops innovative approaches to curbing the attainment gap. Thank you for that kind introduction. I am delighted to be here today for what I am sure is going to be an inspiring event for the sector. I notice that you are now in your second year, which would normally be an occasion to strike fear into most parents who dread the ‘terrible twos’. I am sure that our event today will be smooth and uniformly well behaved.Whether twos, threes, fours, or even fives, the early years are critical to shaping a child’s future success. This is the time when talent and opportunity hopefully meet; this is when the foundations are laid for developing a child’s latent potential and when you can have the biggest impact on setting a child on a path towards an exciting and fulfilling future.I can hardly overstate its importance.That’s why this government has extended high-quality pre-school education and childcare as a priority. What could be more crucial, ladies and gentlemen, than giving a child the best possible start in life? I mentioned earlier that improving outcomes for children is a collective endeavour and we are all in it together. Schools and early years settings are not shouldering the responsibility for improving educational outcomes in the early years on their own. Other local services and local authorities have a key role to play too and coordinate the efforts of other partners such as public health. High-quality integrated services are essential if we are going to make a positive impact for those children and families most in need of support.That’s why earlier this year we launched the Social Mobility, Early Years and Language Peer Review Programme, which we’re delivering together with the Local Government Association. Over the next 18 months we will work with around 30 local authorities, helping them to reduce the attainment gap in the early years and improve educational outcomes.One of the key objectives here, ladies and gentleman, is to learn from local authorities that already have great results on school readiness, particularly on speech, language and communication outcomes, to understand how they did it so that we can then feed this learning back into the sector. We have also formed a partnership with Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care to support health professionals to spot children early who may be at risk of developing speech, language and communication problems, targeting those areas with the greatest need.The partnership will develop training and guidance for health visitors, and provide an early language assessment tool to help them identify emerging language needs, so that the right support can be put in place for children and their families.But beyond this, ladies and gentleman, there is another key player I’ve not mentioned who has the most important role in giving a child the best start in life. The truth is that, however much we improve our early education offer, and however effectively we join up public services, most of a child’s time is spent at home and the greatest interaction will be with their parents.I believe that more can be done to ensure that all parents have access to the best advice, tools and resources to support their children in their earliest years. In schools and early years settings like yours up and down the country, I know teachers are working their socks off to make sure all their children get a high quality start in life. It’s because of the efforts of everyone in this room and beyond that we are now seeing more children start school ready and able to learn.But the early years are also a time when development gaps between disadvantaged children and their peers can become entrenched – and once there, they will only get wider. On average, disadvantaged children are four months behind at age five. That grows by an additional six months by the age of 11, and a further nine months by the age of 16. We’re talking more than a year and a half behind and there is no catching up by then. Their peers are not going to wait.Added to this, more than a quarter – 28% to be precise – of children finish their reception year still without the early communication and reading skills they need to thrive at primary school. Imagine how difficult your time at school will be if you are not able to express yourself clearly, and struggle to read and write.This is totally unacceptable. It is tragic that children are missing out on the chance to fulfil their potential. This government has ambitious plans to cut that number in half over the next 10 years.What I’m not going to do is lay this on your doorstep and say to you ‘you solve it’. Every element of society needs to pitch in here and this is something I’ll come back to again later in my speech.My Department is working closely with the sector to deliver on our commitment to reform the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. These reforms are, I think, an opportunity to improve outcomes for all children, but in particular to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.We’re working with the profession to make sure we get these important reforms right. Twenty-four schools have begun a year-long pilot to test a revised set of clear and specific early learning goals that require a greater focus on language and vocabulary development. last_img read more

Student government to sponsor teaching Mass for community members

first_imgStudent government will be hosting a “Welcome Back Teaching Mass” to educate students on the workings of Catholic Mass in the Stanford-Keenan Hall chapel Sunday night.Organized by junior Keenan White, the student government director of faith and service, the Teaching Mass will feature a dialogic Mass led by Fr. Lou DelFra, the priest-in-residence at Keenan Hall, who will explain the theology behind the main parts of Catholic Mass.“It’s still just a regular Mass, but the priest is literally explaining everything he’s doing so you actually get a feel for what’s going on on the more theological side,” White said.White said the inspiration behind the idea came from feedback she received signifying that students of different faith backgrounds don’t receive much ministering on campus. After hearing of the quality of Teaching Masses Fr. DelFra has led in the past, White reached out to him during the summer and has been preparing for the event since.“When about 80 percent of the student body is Catholic, I can totally understand how it could be intimidating to come here as a non-Catholic student,” White said. “What we can do to incorporate our Catholic tradition and values with students of different faith backgrounds is to make it a hospitable environment for them to learn about our faith.”All students are invited to attend. DelFra said attendees can stop the Mass at any point to ask what is happening or why he is doing something, saying something or gesturing in a particular way.“[The Mass is] so powerful, it has transformed my and countless people’s lives over the centuries — and I hope students will come to some glimpses of that power and that beauty,” DelFra said. “And also to see that the various components of the Mass are not arbitrary but have deep and really beautiful meaning to them.”DelFra said he hopes students — whether non-Catholic or Catholic — will come to not only a deeper understanding of Catholicism after the Mass, but also a deeper appreciation and love of “the beautiful sacrament.”“I’m really excited that it came at the request of the current student body, showing their growing interest, and even joy, in this sacrament that is at the very heart of our Catholic identity,” DelFra said. “It is such a beautiful gesture of hospitality towards students who are not as familiar with the Catholic faith.”The Mass is expected to last about an hour starting at 7 p.m. Depending on the attendance, White said she hopes student government can continue hosting the Mass annually.“I would hope that it brings awareness to the kind of community that the Mass is at Notre Dame,” White said. “A lot of times we’re dozing off or it’s just mundane because we go every week, so to be more present and engaged in the Mass when it’s being explained to you and you’re getting the behind-the-scenes tour will be cool for Catholic students.”Tags: Catholicism, Mass, Teaching Masslast_img read more