PARETS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

first_img Projects “COPY” Social Housing Spain ArchDaily 2011 Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404142/parets-manuel-ruisanchez-arquitecto Clipboard 2011 “COPY” PARETS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitectoSave this projectSavePARETS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitectoSave this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorSocial Housing•Parets del Vallès, Spaincenter_img photographs:  Shlomi Almagor, Susana ToyosPhotographs:  Shlomi Almagor, Susana Toyos, Courtesy of Parets del Vallès Municipality+ 22 Share Year:  Year:  Area:  4665 m² Area:  4665 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopySave this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorText description provided by the architects. The site of Can Serra forms a reserve of open space endowed with an agricultural value, around which are organized the various urban tissues that make up the town of Parets del Vallès. The residence building occupies part of the southern boundary of this area, acting as a mediator between the built city and the open, protected environment, which descends in a gentle slope towards the north.Save this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorThe residence extends the urban level on a horizontal platform on which the program is materialized, mainly in one, single floor. The platform rectifies the gap with the topography by a series of gabion walls, as in an agricultural terracing. Only the administrative building stands out in two stories, as a territorial milestone.Save this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorThe building extends as a grid, introducing light dislocations in each of its nodes to emphasize the condition of these as meeting places. The north south axis contains the private rooms and the east-west axis accommodates the public halls and services. The in-between of the mesh is formed by a set of courtyards which are either surrounded by the edifice or open up towards the neighboring meadow.Save this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorThis broken mesh allows the building to reflect the image of a small town, in which the halls and nodes occupy the role of public squares and the corridors are compared to streets. Each of the private rooms -slightly different from its neighbors through the use of color-, opens to this particular street, as would the door of a house to the city.Save this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorThe roofs of the building are of great importance. From the hills of Can Serra, the structure is perceived as a set of regular pieces distributed in two levels, -the lower level of the rooms and the higher elevation for the common halls- that blend with the materials and colors of the meadows and cultivated fields. The courtyards act as a third level of green surfaces and allow the compound to be grasped as a mosaic in continuity with the agricultural sector.Save this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorThe perimeter of the building bordering the town is formed by white brick walls, topped by lattice. These walls contrast with the glass enclosures of the common halls, which combine the adjacent patios. The rooms are organized as series in blocs; their walls plastered in different tones of stone-like color in a manner that there is always a dominant color in each courtyard. By contrast, the administrative tower is dressed with a perforated aluminum, light membrane which emerges over the rest of the building.Save this picture!© Shlomi AlmagorClimatically, the residence is planned as a system of interwoven solid volumes and courtyards that create special conditions where vegetation acts as a first hygrothermal regulator. The rooms make use and improve these micro-climate conditions with the help of a carefully controlled natural ventilation device and by the seasonal control of direct radiation.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessIs NYC “Landmarking Away” Its Future?ArticlesSant Joan de Reus University Hospital / Pich-Aguilera Architects + Corea & Moran Arq…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Avinguda Pedra del Diable, 9, 08150 Parets del Vallès, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeManuel Ruisánchez arquitectoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingParets del VallèsHousingSpainPublished on July 29, 2013Cite: “PARETS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto” 29 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream PARETS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404142/parets-manuel-ruisanchez-arquitecto Clipboardlast_img read more

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Holocaust trust becomes charity in time for VE Day anniversary

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Holocaust trust becomes charity in time for VE Day anniversary  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 May 2005 | News The Charity Commission registered the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust today in time for VE Day on 8 May.The trust honours the memory of those killed in the concentration camps of the Second World War.Andrew Hind, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, said: “We were pleased that we were able to act quickly enough to set up this new charity in time for the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Second World War. As the charity sector grows it is becoming increasingly diverse and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, with its unique objectives, illustrates this.” Advertisement 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.last_img read more

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Walmart Brings Dairy Processing Plant to Indiana

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Walmart Brings Dairy Processing Plant to Indiana By Gary Truitt – Mar 17, 2016 Previous articleTaking the Weather Risk Out of Weed ControlNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt SHARE Walmart Brings Dairy Processing Plant to Indiana Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Walmart Brings Dairy Processing Plant to IndianaA year ago, the state of Indiana set out a new dairy strategy that called for increasing the state’s milk processing capacity. Today Walmart announced it will be building a new milk processing plant in Fort Wayne. ISDA director Ted McKinney told HAT this will be a new market for dairy producers in NE Indiana, “Every day, 4 million pounds of milk leaves Indiana unprocessed. With more processing capacity, we can keep more of that milk here and add value.”With construction anticipated to begin this summer, Walmart will build a more than 250,000-square-foot milk processing plant, which is expected to be one of the largest in the industry. The highly efficient plant will leverage the latest technologies to produce Great Value and Member’s Mark white and chocolate milk for more than 600 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. Walmart estimates that milk processing will begin in the summer of 2017.McKinney says one of the reasons Walmart chose Indiana was the state of the Indiana dairy industry, “First and foremost, they needed a reliable supply of milk and a high quality supply of class 1 milk; they found that in Indiana.” Walmart indicated that milk will also be sourced from Ohio and Michigan. “By operating our own plant and working directly with the dairy supply chain in the Midwest, we’ll further reduce operating costs and pass those savings on to our customers so that they can save money,” said Tony Airoso, senior vice president of sourcing strategy for Walmart U.S. “This facility is an example of how we are always finding efficiencies within the supply chain to deliver everyday low prices and high quality groceries.”“This is tremendous news for Indiana; and not only affirms our dairy strategy is working, but also that our business climate and geographic location is conducive to economic development in the agriculture industry,” said McKinney. He added that this is not the end of the dairy strategy and implied there may be other announcements coming in the future.“Today, Indiana’s agriculture industry contributes $31 billion to the state’s economy and supports more than 100,000 Hoosier jobs,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Last year, Walmart opened a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Plainfield, creating more than 300 jobs, and today we celebrate 200 more. I’m proud to welcome this expansion as we work to create quality jobs for Hoosiers and support our Indiana farmers.”Indiana is home to 21 dairy processing plants and 14 farmstead operations, helping the Hoosier state rank No. 14 in the nation in milk production and No. 2 in ice cream production. On average, Indiana has roughly 184,000 milk cows which can produce 61 pounds of milk per day, accounting for nearly 2 percent of total U.S. milk production. With more than 1,200 Hoosier dairies, Indiana produced more than 4 billion pounds of milk last year – 348 million pounds in December alone.  Walmart employs more than 38,000 associates across Indiana and operates ten distribution centers in the state. The retailer’s community giving to local organizations includes tens of millions of dollars in cash and in-kind donations from its stores, Sam’s Clubs, and the Walmart Foundation. In fiscal year 2015, Walmart spent $1.7 billion with Indiana suppliers, supporting more than 33,000 Hoosier jobs.last_img read more

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Three charged over death of Limerick biker

first_imgTwitter The late Andrew O’DonoghueGardaí have charged three men, aged 49, 48 and 25, in connection with the fatal shooting of  51 year old motorcycle club member Andrew “Odd” O’Donoghue at Mountfune, Murroe, County Limerick on Saturday last.They are due to appear before a special sitting of Limerick District Court this evening.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Two other men, aged in their late 40s, arrested in connection with the investigation have been released from Garda custody without charge.A file is being prepared for the DPP. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Print NewsBreaking newsThree charged over death of Limerick bikerBy Editor – June 25, 2015 739 TAGSAndrew O’Donoghuebikerlimerickmotorcycle clubMurroeshootingshotgun Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Linkedincenter_img Previous articlePallasgreen’s Farmyard Prom tonightNext articleSuspended sentence for Limerick brothel boss Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Man in his late 20’s stabbed in Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Man in his late 20’s stabbed in Letterkenny WhatsApp Previous articleFamily of Derry schoolboy killed by plastic bullet call for new inquestNext articleSt. Eunan’s National School in Raphoe win Show Racism the Red Card competition News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twittercenter_img WhatsApp By News Highland – April 19, 2012 Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Gardaí have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Letterkenny overnight.The man, in his late 20’s, was taken to taken to Letterkenny General Hospital, his injuries are not believed to be critical.The assault happened at around 1030pm in the Mountain Top area.A man in his late 30’s was arrested at the scene, he was later released and a file has been sent to the DPP. Pinterestlast_img read more

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There Has To Be Rational Use Of Testing Kits : Bombay HC Refuses Relief In PIL Seeking To Do Away With Doctor’s Prescription For Covid-19 Testing [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesThere Has To Be Rational Use Of Testing Kits : Bombay HC Refuses Relief In PIL Seeking To Do Away With Doctor’s Prescription For Covid-19 Testing [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap20 Jun 2020 5:47 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday refused relief in a public interest litigation seeking directions to the State to do away with the pre-condition of production of a doctor’s prescription for Covid-19 testing and observed that prima facie there has to be a rational use of testing kits and the present situation does not warrant grant of any such relief. A division bench of Chief…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 on Friday refused relief in a public interest litigation seeking directions to the State to do away with the pre-condition of production of a doctor’s prescription for Covid-19 testing and observed that prima facie there has to be a rational use of testing kits and the present situation does not warrant grant of any such relief. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice KK Tated were hearing a PIL filed by Narendra Murkumbi, founder of Shree Renuka Sugars the largest sugar refiner and ethanol producer in the country, who sought directions to allow testing of individuals irrespective whether a person is symptomatic and has come in contact with a Covid-19 patient. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh appeared on behalf of the Union, Advocate General AA Kumbhakoni for the State, Senior Advocate Vikram Nankani appeared on behalf of the petitioner and Senior Advocate AY Sakhare for MCGM. The PIL referred to the guidelines dated March 31 issued by ICMR wherein lies a condition that testing has to be done on a doctor’s prescription and only for those who are asymptomatic and have come in contact with a Covid-19 positive person. Petitioner contended that timely testing of coronavirus should be made available for every person and the aforesaid condition was in violation of fundamental rights of citizens including the Right to Life. AG Kumbhakoni submitted that the petition cannot be allowed as it is a luxury petition filed by a rich man for rich people. Resources are limited and taking into account the exposure of poor people to the deadly virus, ICMR’s guidelines have been issued thus such excessive testing cannot be allowed, AG told the Court. Nankani opposed the advocate general’s submission that the PIL a luxury petition and argued that on the contrary it was a necessity as employees need to be tested even if they are asymptomatic for the safety of others and their families. The bench observed- “We are of the considered prima facie opinion that there has to be a rational use of testing kits and the present situation is not such warranting grant of interim relief, as prayed. Interim relief stands refused.” Court directed all respondents to file their respective reply affidavits within three weeks and the matter will be listed in due course.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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Allowing Bail To Rape Convict Ex-Priest To Marry Survivor Will Be A Mockery Of Justice: Activists’ Plea In Kerala HC

first_imgNews UpdatesAllowing Bail To Rape Convict Ex-Priest To Marry Survivor Will Be A Mockery Of Justice: Activists’ Plea In Kerala HC Viswajith Anand24 July 2020 6:15 AMShare This – xStating that allowing the plea of rape convict Robin Vadakkumcheriyil, ex-priest of Catholic Church, to suspend the sentence to marry the rape survivor will set a bad precedent, an activist and a Christian feminist organization have filed an application in the High Court of Kerala.The applicants, Goerge Pulikuthiyil, an advocate-activist and Brinelle D’souza, founding and core committee member…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?LoginStating that allowing the plea of rape convict Robin Vadakkumcheriyil, ex-priest of Catholic Church, to suspend the sentence to marry the rape survivor will set a bad precedent, an activist and a Christian feminist organization have filed an application in the High Court of Kerala.The applicants, Goerge Pulikuthiyil, an advocate-activist and Brinelle D’souza, founding and core committee member of Voices Against Sexual Abuse in the Church (VASAC) stated that, if Robin’s bail application is allowed, then it will set a bad example and open the door for many such men to force or coerce their victims into a compromise in order to escape the rigours of law “The relief at this stage citing his desire to marry the victim, it will open the door for many such men who commit the offence of rape or aggravated sexual assault to force or coerce their victims into a compromise in order to escape the rigours of law. Such practices have been categorically looked down upon by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, and must not be encouraged in any judicial proceeding or stage”, stated the impleading application filed in the criminal appeal filed by Robin. The applicants pointed out that the intention to marry the victim was already addressed and rejected by the trial court while sentencing him to 20 years imprisonment for the rape of a minor girl.”It is submitted that this Hon’ble Court must disallow the Appellant’s attempt at a notional marriage by rejecting the prayer for interim bail, as the same would not be in the interest of justice and would result in an abuse of the process of court”, the plea stated.”Given the skewed power dynamics and the nature and history of the case, the possibility of the victim’s consent being vitiated by fear, intimidation or trauma cannot be ruled out – an apprehension that received judicial recognition by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Shimbhu (Supra). In view of the same, it is submitted that this Hon’ble Court must disallow the Appellant’s attempt at a notional marriage by rejecting the prayer for interim bail, as the same would not be in the interest of justice and would result in an abuse of the process of court”, said the plea.A scheming tactic to overwhelm judicial process The applicants stated that the “love” professed by Robin at this stage for the survivor is a shady tactic adopted to escape from the clutches of judicial proceedings. “The averment that the Appellant has intense love for the prosecutrix, is a scheming tactic to overwhelm the judicial process, as the records of the case speak to the complete disregard shown by the Appellant for the prosecutrix “, the plea stated. The application further stated that the accused is in his fifties and there exists a considerable age difference between the accused and the victim. Also, the accused was a Vicar, who enjoyed unparalleled patronage and support within the local community, especially among the believers in the congregation. If the bail is allowed, the accused will influence the victim, who is studying outside the state of Kerala , alleged the applicants. The applicants stated that the convict has shown no compassion towards the victim; instead, he utilised his power and authority to influence the victim and efface the evidence for his own benefit during the trial. “The trial court has categorically arrived at the finding that the prosecutrix was a minor at the time of the incident of rape / aggravated sexual assault. The Appellant, now in his 50s, was in a position of such authority and control that out of fear of the consequences of telling the truth, the victim had to falsely accuse her father of rape, and the parents of the victim also deposed falsely in court regarding the prosecutrix’s age. There is nothing on record to demonstrate that the Appellant ever cared about the prosecutrix or her well being. The subterfuge being attempted by the Appellant in camouflaging the interest to avoid his stay in prison as a sign of love must not be allowed to pass, as the same would be a mockery of justice”, the plea stated.The application, drafted by Advocate Vrinda Grover, has been filed by Advocate P.Chandrashekar. The Bail Application filed by Robin has come on Friday before the Court. A bench of Justice Sunil Thomas has adjourned the matter to August 4, 2020 for the hearing of both the Bail Application and the Impleading Petition. The Additional sessions Judge-I, Thalassery, through the judgment dated 16-02-2019, has convicted Robin for the offence of rape under Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act , and sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for 20 years on each count along with fine. Supreme Court’s observations The applicants asserted that any leniency shown towards a rape convict on account of his offer to marry the victim is anathema to law and has no place inside courtrooms. Reliance was placed on the following SC decisions.Shimbhu vs State of Haryana(2014) 13 SCC 318, where it held: “Further, a compromise entered into between the parties cannot be construed as a leading factor based on which lesser punishment can be awarded. Rape is a non-compoundable offence and it is an offence against the society and is not a matter to be left for the parties to compromise and settle. Since the Court cannot always be assured that the consent given by the victim in compromising the case is a genuine consent, there is every chance that she might have been pressurised by the convicts or the trauma undergone by her all the years might have compelled her to opt for a compromise. In fact, accepting this proposition will put an additional burden on the victim. The accused may use all his influence to pressurise her for a compromise. So, in the interest of justice and to avoid unnecessary pressure/harassment to the victim, it would not be safe in considering the compromise arrived at [pic]between the parties in rape cases to be a ground for the Court to exercise the discretionary power under the proviso of Section 376(2) IPC.” State of MP vs Madanlal (2015) 7 SCC 681 has held: “We would like to clearly state that in a case of rape or attempt of rape, the conception of compromise under no circumstances can really be thought of. These are crimes against the body of a woman which is her own temple. These are offences which suffocate the breath of life and sully the reputation. And reputation, needless to emphasise, is the richest jewel one can conceive of in life. No one would allow it to be extinguished. When a human frame is defiled, the “purest treasure”, is lost. Dignity of a woman is a part of her non- perishable and immortal self and no one should ever think of painting it in clay. There cannot be a compromise or settlement as it would be against her honour which matters the most. It is sacrosanct. Sometimes solace is given that the perpetrator of the crime has acceded to enter into wedlock with her which is nothing but putting pressure in an adroit manner; and we say with emphasis that the Courts are to remain absolutely away from this subterfuge to adopt a soft approach to the case, for any kind of liberal approach has to be put in the compartment of spectacular error. Or to put it differently, it would be in the realm of a sanctuary of error. We are compelled to say so as such an attitude reflects lack of sensibility towards the dignity, the elan vital, of a woman. Any kind of liberal approach or thought of mediation in this regard is thoroughly and completely sans legal permissibility.” Background Robin was the vicar of St.Sebastian’s Church, Kottiyoor, Wayanad District, when the crime occurred. The victim gave birth to a girl child in February 2017. During the trial, an attempt was made by Robin’s defence team to argue that the girl was impregnated by her own father. However, the DNA of the child, which clearly attributed paternity to Robin, acted a clinching piece of evidence, resulting in his conviction. He was arrested by police in February 2017 on his way to airport in an attempt to flee to Canada.Last week, he moved the application seeking suspension of sentence to marry the survivor.In his plea, Vadakkumcherry said the only impediment to the marriage was his priesthood and now he is eligible for entering wedlock as he had been dispensed with priestly duties and rights by the Pope and has been reduced to the state of a layman.Click here to download the OrderSubscribe 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

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INTO General Secretary fears for sustainability of school openings over vaccine rollout

first_img Previous articleMust follow scientific advice for efficient rollout of vaccination programme – McEnteeNext articleGardai feel they are being exploited – GRA Vice President News Highland WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – March 31, 2021 Facebook Facebook The INTO is enraged over the change in the vaccination programme.The Government last evening announced that vaccines will be administered on the basis of age alone after the over-70s and those with underlying conditions receive the jab.Ahead of the reopening of schools, teachers and SNAs were promised that they would be prioritised in the top 30% of the population.General Secretary of the INTO, John Boyle says the sustainability of the opening of schools is now under threat:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/boyle1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest WhatsApp INTO General Secretary fears for sustainability of school openings over vaccine rollout Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Flights delayed in New York and Florida due to air traffic control absences, ground stop at LaGuardia Airport: FAA

first_imgJevgenij Kulikov/iStock(NEW YORK) — A ground stop at LaGuardia Airport and widespread flight delays in New York and Florida airports Friday were due to air traffic controller absences, the Federal Aviation Administration said.The current slowdown in the airspace over Florida and New York is due to staffing shortages in Washington and Jacksonville, an FAA spokesperson told ABC News.The most critical staffing shortage is the Washington shortage, which affects New York airspace in terms of incoming and outgoing flights, the spokesperson said, adding that the Newark International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Tampa International Airport were also experiencing delays.The ground stop early Friday meant that flights could not fly into the Queens, New York City, airport, FAA said. The ground stop has since been lifted.Air traffic controllers (ATCs), whose numbers were already at a 30-year low, have been working without pay for 35 days, because of the partial government shutdown.“We have experienced a slight increase in sick leave at two air traffic control facilities affecting New York and Florida. As with severe storms, we will adjust operations to a safe rate to match available controller resources,” FAA spokesman Gregory Martin wrote ABC News in an email earlier on Friday.As many as 800,000 federal workers are currently facing a second missed paycheck because of the partial U.S. government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. President Trump and Congressional Democrats are still at stalemate over billions of dollars in funding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, a key campaign promise.“The president has been briefed and we are monitoring the ongoing delays at some airports. We are in regular contact with officials at the Department of Transportation and the FAA,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.Sara Nelson, president of the flight attendants’ union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, released a statement supporting the ATCs.“The aviation system depends on the safety professionals who make it run. They have been doing unbelievably heroic work even as they are betrayed by the government that employs them. They are fatigued, worried, and distracted – but they won’t risk our safety. So the planes will stay on the ground,” Nelson said in the statement.“This is anything but a sick out – it is only about our safety and the air traffic controllers’ absolute commitment to it,” Nelson added.The Transportation Security Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has had increased absences from workers, who have called in sick or said they cannot afford to commute to their jobs given the lack of pay.Marisa Rizzuti was one of the fliers affected by the delays. The UNICEF fundraiser told ABC News her airline, Delta, did not tell passengers why the flights were delayed at LaGuardia Airport, although she got a text at 5 a.m. ET saying the flight would take off at 9:45 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. as originally scheduled.Then the flight was delayed again until 11 a.m. ET.“They did not give a reason at all,” Rizzuti said.She said she was watching the news on TV at the airport, and “that’s how we found out.”She was heading from New York to Detroit to watch the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.“It’s a good thing my tickets aren’t until 6 p.m.,” Rizzuti said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgFormer UK Board Chairman and Owensboro Businessman Charged with Rape,SodomySEPTEMBER 6TH, 2016 AMANDA DECKER KENTUCKY, OWENSBORO Former University of Kentucky board chairman and Owensboro businessman, Billy Joe Miles, is charged with rape, sodomy and bribing a witness.The 76 year old was charged in Daviess County Circuit Court Tuesday. Miles is charged with one county of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and bribing a witness. The rape reportedly happened in early July.Miles served three terms on the University of Kentucky board between 1995 and 2013. He was also chairman from September 1999 through September 2002.Miles is set to be arraigned September 26th.Kentucky Congressman Officially Out of OfficeSEPTEMBER 6TH, 2016 MATT PEAK KENTUCKY At 6:00 Tuesday night, Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield officially resigned from office.Governor Matt Bevin will call a special election to fulfill the remainder of Whitfield’s term, which ends in January.The special election will be November 8th during the general election.Last year Whitfield announced he would not seek another term.Previous Stories:U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield Resigns –  August 31st, 2016Congressman Whitfield Found Violating House Rules – July 15th, 2016ITT Tech Shuts Down Following Federal SanctionsSEPTEMBER 6TH, 2016 LAUREN LESLIE INDIANAmajor announcement from ITT Educational Services. The for profit school will close all of its “ITT Technical Institute” campuses including the one in the Newburgh area effective immediately.The announcement comes off the heels of increased scrutiny from the Federal Government. In August the Department of Education announced it would cut off federal aid to new students. Lawmakers say this sends a message to for-profit schools that are not producing job-ready graduates. Nationwide the campuses enroll around 40,000 students and 8,000 employees who are all without jobs as of Tuesday morning.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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