Doll’s House / BKK Architects

first_imgArchDaily Area:  205 m² Area:  205 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769666/dolls-house-bkk-architects Clipboard Architects: BKK Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 20 Share Year:  Photographs Australia Projects “COPY” Electrical: CopyHouses•Northcote, Australia C&B Electrical Doll’s House / BKK Architectscenter_img Houses Doll’s House / BKK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDoll’s House / BKK Architects photographs:  Shannon McGrath, Hillary WalkerPhotographs:  Shannon McGrath , Hillary Walker 2014 2014 Landscape Design: Project Team:Simon Knott, Adi Atic, Madeleine BeechBuilder:Creo Libera, Jeremy Dickson, Julian WoodhouseBuilding Surveyor:Group IIPlumbing:Green Light PlumbingPainter:JT ColourtoneJoinery:The Cabinet and Furniture ShopLandscape Contracting:Architectural PlantsCity:NorthcoteCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornSkylightsJansenRoof Glazing – VISSText description provided by the architects. Dolls House is an idea about providing flexible, highly sustainable living that is responsive to its context and able to adapt to the changing needs of a family over a long life-span. The first known Doll’s house, originally called a ‘baby house’ in 1557 was a showcase for local creatives and craftspeople to display their wares.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe Dolls House later became a play thing for children; a space of imagination. Shared ideas of creativity, craftsmanship, play and imagination underpin this house, whilst also mirroring the flexibility of the Doll’s house where a bedroom can become a living room or dining room by simply moving furniture or joinery.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe new addition is largely made up of two spaces stacked upon each other, with no doors or walls, just furniture and joinery to divide space and imply use. The two levels of the house are treated quite distinctly; the lower sunk below grade and heavily grounded, whilst the upper is soaring into the treetops. The new addition frees up the plan of the old house where the former living and dining areas have become a flexible buffer space with an artist studio and playroom that place creativity and play at the centre of the home.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThere is a nostalgic reference to the child’s simple drawing of a house in its most basic form, with smoke billowing out of the chimney, a place of happiness and content. The façade is based on the opening credits of the children’s program Playschool where every window is different and provides a portal into some other world. The interior space of the house can be fully opened and extended to the landscape beyond. Materials have been carefully chosen for their ability to demonstrate a level of craft; from oversized exposed timber beams to hand-painted tiles by the owner. Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathSustainably the house is rethought from first principles; transforming a drafty, uninsulated timber bungalow into a well-performing house of the future. The house is reorientated to the north and employs: perfect solar access, an R7 insulated fabric, highly sealed envelope, thermal mass, low VOC materials and excellent cross ventilation.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe lighting is custom designed and manufactured low-energy LED that is fully integrated into the built fabric.  The striped façade is borrowed from zebras, the only equine animal to live in the savannahs. When captured by thermal imaging, the zebra stripes show large temperature differential across the different colours, creating small currents of airflow across their bodies.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe landscaping is practical and largely drought tolerant, with the use of grey water re-cycling to water the fruit trees and an underground rain water tank to water the vegetables. There is a combination of wildflowers, Succulents and natives interspersed with edible plants and vegetables like tomatoes, pumpkins and beans. The two circular concrete planters out the front are re-purposed water tanks without the top and bottom.Save this picture!Diagram 1Project gallerySee allShow lessPyrus House / ‘Snow AIDeSelected ProjectsBeyonce’s Curves Inspire Elenberg Fraser’s Design for Melbourne TowerUnbuilt Project Share Structural Engineer: OPS Engineers, Perrett Simpson Stantin ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769666/dolls-house-bkk-architects Clipboard Year:  Tai Snaith CopyAbout this officeBKK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorthcoteAustraliaPublished on July 06, 2015Cite: “Doll’s House / BKK Architects” 06 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Indiana Farmers

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Indiana Farmers USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Indiana Farmers Previous articleBayer Focused on Defending GlyphosateNext articleINFB PACs Endorse Candidates in General Election Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 4, 2018 USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Steven Brown, announced that approximately $55.9 million will be paid to Indiana farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Indiana FSA will distribute approximately $41 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.“ARC and PLC were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect farmers against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues,” Brown said. “These payments help provide reassurance to Indiana farm families who continue to persevere, even in this tough farm economy.”According to Brown, PLC payments have triggered for 2017 barley, canola, corn, grain sorghum, wheat and other crops. In the next few months payments will be triggered for rice, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, crambe, and sesame seed. Producers with bases enrolled in ARC for 2017 crops can visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc for updated crop yields, prices, revenue and payment rates.  In Indiana, some counties have experienced a drop in price and/or revenues below the benchmark price established by the ARC or PLC programs and will receive payments.“It’s important to remember that ARC and PLC payments by county can vary because average county yields will differ,” Brown said.Also, USDA started issuing 2018 CRP payments to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. In Indiana, landowners on 34,184 contracts will receive compensation for their efforts to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and improve wildlife habitat.“Since its inception in the 1980s, CRP has built upon the voluntary participation of farmers and landowners to take sensitive land out of production and establish land cover to improve the environment,” Brown said.For more information about USDA programs or to locate the nearest USDA Service Center, visit www.farmers.gov.Source: USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency SHARE SHARElast_img read more

‘Sri Krishna Janambhumi Trust’ Lodges FIR Against ‘Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas Trust’ Members: Allahabad HC Grants Protection From Any Coercive Action

first_imgNews Updates’Sri Krishna Janambhumi Trust’ Lodges FIR Against ‘Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas Trust’ Members: Allahabad HC Grants Protection From Any Coercive Action Sparsh Upadhyay2 Nov 2020 5:33 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently granted protection from any coercive action to 3 Applicants/Petitioners/Accused who are allegedly engaged in the work of development of Krishna Janambhumi and have in furtherance of their objective, registered a Trust namely ‘Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas’ before the concerned authority at Mathura (in July 2020).The Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and…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 Allahabad High Court recently granted protection from any coercive action to 3 Applicants/Petitioners/Accused who are allegedly engaged in the work of development of Krishna Janambhumi and have in furtherance of their objective, registered a Trust namely ‘Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas’ before the concerned authority at Mathura (in July 2020).The Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal was hearing the writ petitions filed by three Applicants/Petitioners/Accused persons, who are named in the FIR No. 0274 (lodged by the Respondent Trust) under the provisions of Section 406, 419, 420, 463, 465, 467, 468, 469, 471 and 153-A IPC so also under section 66-D of Information of Technology Act.Matter before the Court3 Applicants/Petitioners/Accused before the Court contended that they have registered a Trust namely ‘Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas’ (in July 2020).Being aggrieved of registration of such Trust by the petitioners, with the help of certain other persons, Sri Krishna Janambhumi Trust through its Secretary Sri Kapil Sharma lodged the FIR in question against 3 Applicants/Petitioners/Accused.Arguments put forthArguments of Sri Krishna Janambhumi Trust – It was alleged that Sri Krishna Janambhumi Trust is a registered body having existence over 7 decades yet, with an intention to interfere in their work and to fraudulently misrepresent to the public to collect funds in the name of reconstruction of Sri Krishna Janambhumi, the ‘Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas Trust’ was registered.Counsel for the Respondents/Complainants [Sri Krishna Janambhumi Trust] submitted that petitioners (who are involved with Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas Trust’) are having evil intention and they want to grab the property of Sri Krishna Janambhumi by establishing a parallel organisation.It was also argued that their intention is to collect money from the public by arousing their religious sentiments and cause the dent to the reputation of the complainant Trust (Sri Krishna Janambhumi Trust) which is already working for over 70 years.It was also submitted that if any indulgence is shown by the Court then that may result in promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence and language etc and may be prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.Arguments put forth by 3 Applicants/Petitioners – On the other hand, it was submitted by the 3 applicants (engaged with Shri Krishna Janambhumi Nirman Nyas Trust’) that in fact, if there is any grievance of the complainants, then there is a forum for ventilation of such a grievance under the provisions of the Trust Act so also under the Civil Law.Therefore, on such premise, it was submitted by the 3 Applicants that FIR was motivated with mala fide intention and the ingredients of the FIR does not disclose any fact giving rise to commission of any offence as has been alleged by the complainant.Court’s decisionThe Court opined,”The rival contentions and the legality of such rival contentions can be examined before the trial court after giving an opportunity of hearing to the accused persons with prosecution material after the investigation is concluded and at this stage in the writ jurisdiction rival claims of the petitioners cannot be adjudicated especially looking to the fact that religious beliefs and faith have their own vulnerability.”Prima facie, the Court was of the opinion that as far as registration of Trust by the petitioners is concerned, it is largely a civil dispute which is capable of being adjudicated before the machinery provided under the Trusts Act under which Trust has been registered.However, the Court found it appropriate to extend benefit under section 173(2) of the Cr.P.C. in favour of the petitioners directing the police authorities to not to take any coercive action against the petitioners in case they cooperate with the investigation till the filing of the charge sheet.Lastly, the Court said,”We hope and trust that this protection extended in favour of the petitioners will not be taken as a ground to prolong the investigation and the authorities of the State will be obliged to expeditiously complete the investigation and if possible and not already completed within three months from the date of receipt of computer-generated copy of the order”.In above terms, writ petitions were disposed ofClick here to download the OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Delhi High Court Seeks Reply From RBI, SEBI, NPCI On Plea Seeking Regulation Of GooglePay, AmazonPay, PhonePe Etc

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Seeks Reply From RBI, SEBI, NPCI On Plea Seeking Regulation Of GooglePay, AmazonPay, PhonePe Etc Shreya Agarwal9 Dec 2020 8:59 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought reply from the Ministry of Law, Finance Ministry, RBI, SEBI, and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on a public interest litigation seeking regulation of the entry and operations of “tec-fin” companies like GooglePay, AmazonPay, PhonePe and others. The petition, which has been filed by an applied economist, Reshmi P Bhaskaran, seeks…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 Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought reply from the Ministry of Law, Finance Ministry, RBI, SEBI, and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on a public interest litigation seeking regulation of the entry and operations of “tec-fin” companies like GooglePay, AmazonPay, PhonePe and others. The petition, which has been filed by an applied economist, Reshmi P Bhaskaran, seeks the High Court to direct inter alia that these “TechFin” companies be allowed to operate in the country only after having their registered offices here, their necessary approval/ registration from the appropriate financial regulators, the formulation of a strict framework for their entry and operation through any mode (including partnerships with existing financial entities), and their mandatory statutory audit. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan also issued notice to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) seeking their stand on the plea. The petition, filed through Advocate Deepak Prakash, alleges that though in the current UPI (United Payments Interface) regime GooglePay, AmazonPay and PhonePe control more than 85% market share, they do not require any authorization from RBI for their entry or operation and are allowed to operate without any supervision from the apex regulatory authority. The petition also raises concern that these companies are not held accountable to similar standards as other licensed entities/ intermediaries and that if they are not given an ‘even playing field’ authorized intermediaries will lose business. Currently, NPCI is the sole authority owning and regulating a pan-India digital payments network. There has also been news that the RBI is looking to bolster digital payments competitions with National Umbrella Entities (NUE). NUEs, which are umbrella entities for digital payments, will have the same powers and responsibilities as the NPCI.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi High Court Allows Delhi Bar Council’s Plea For Setting Up Covid Facilities For Lawyers, Families

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Allows Delhi Bar Council’s Plea For Setting Up Covid Facilities For Lawyers, Families Srishti Ojha3 May 2021 10:13 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday allowed a Public Interest Litigation filed by the Bar Council of Delhi seeking setting up of covid facilities for registered lawyers and their family members. The High Court directed Rockland Hospital, New Delhi to hand over its keys to the counsel appearing for the petitioner for the purpose of examination, sanitization, cleaning and making the aforesaid facility operational.A division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli was hearing the plea filed by Manoj Kumar Singh, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Bar Council of Delhi suggesting that Rockland Hotel, situated at Dwarka, New Delhi may be tied up with a hospital and the same may be used as Covid Health Facility for the Advocates and their family members.During the course of hearing, Senior Advocate Ramesh Gupta appearing for the petitioner apprised the Court that the Rockland Hospital was lying vacant and that the same can be used for the purpose of setting up covid facility.Advocate Saom appearing for the Rockland Hospital submitted before the Court that the management is willing to handover keys. “We have 77 beds with 6 ventilators and empty cylinders. If that is converted to a facility today, it’d save so many lives.” He suggested.In view of the assurance given by Rahul Mehra appearing for GNCTD that administration will co-operate in the aforesaid exercise, the Court directed thus:”Mr Mehra assures administration will co-operate. Let keys be handed over to Mr Gupta. Bar council to have keys taken and examine, facility to be made operational.”According to a press release issued in this regard, the Bar Council of Delhi has agreed to bear the costs of treatment for the Advocates and family members and arrange for doctors, nurses, medicines and ambulances. Edited by Nupur ThapliyalTags#Delhi High Court Bar Council Of Delhi Covid facilities COVID -19 second covid wave Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Next Storylast_img read more

ASU president guest speaker at Women’s Day

first_img By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Troy local brings novella to life at debut MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONLakisha Louissaint will debut her newest novella at the Courtyard Marriot with an illustrated sneak peek of the… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) The Troy Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, a graduate chapter, has 20 members who are all educators.“As educators, we are committed to educational development and work with youth in the area and with local mental health facilities,” Felton said. “Our chapter participated in the Pike County Relay for Life campaign in May. We have outreach programs on political awareness and social action. We also conduct workshops in reference to preparing young people for future success. The workshops assist them with the writing of resumes, preparing for interviews and financial awareness.” Book Nook to reopen Submitted photoDr. Gwendolyn Boyd, president of Alabama State University in Montgomery, center, was the guest speaker at the Men and Women’s Day at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church Sunday in Troy.Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, president of Alabama State University in Montgomery, was the guest speaker at the Men and Women’s Day at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. church Sunday in Troy.The theme for the occasion was “Equality for Women and Men in the Work of Ministry.” Ann Felton, president of the Troy Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, said Boyd was an outstanding choice for speaker for the occasion.“Dr. Boyd is a nationally recognized champion of education and has spearheaded efforts across the nation and other countries to help broaden the scope of educational offerings,” Felton said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The sorority also works with Special Olympics and participates in Brown Bag events in Downtown Troy.The Chapter was founded by 13 Sorors who lived in and around the City of Troy.  The charter Sorors were members of other chapters but saw a need for Delta service in the Troy community.  Acting upon this need, Sorors Erika Akings, Alison Allen, Joni Crenshaw, Wendy Ginyard, Cicely Baugh Hooten, Atoyia Johnson, Lula Larkin, Nikita Payne, Leneshia Pryor, Tracey Thomas, Charlesetta Townsend, Alicia Whatley and Bessie Williams chartered the Troy Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on April 22, 2004. Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Friday, July 3, 2015 By Blood Sugar Blaster ASU president guest speaker at Women’s Day Print Article In 2000, Boyd was elected to serve as the 22nd National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., an international organization of more than 250,000 members. Known as the “Technology President,” Boyd helped establish technology in all facets of the sorority’s activities and administration. She also led the sorority’s humanitarian and education advocacy efforts in various parts of Africa, including Swaziland, Lesotho and Soweto, South Africa.In 2013, Boyd served as chair of the sorority’s Centennial Celebration, which involved organizing a yearlong series of events culminating in a Washington, D.C.-based convention that drew more than 40,000 participants from around the world.In Jan. 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Boyd and 14 others to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans. This Commission is charged with strengthening the nation by improving educational outcomes for African-Americans and ensuring that all African-Americans receive an education that prepares them for college, productive careers and satisfying lives.last_img read more

‘What’s most interesting about squirrels?’ asks Admissions book

first_imgA book detailing bizarrequestions that have been asked at Oxbridge interviews has been produced by thecompany Oxbridge Applications. Tell Me About a Banana…So You Want to Go toOxbridge? is comprised of questions collected from over 15,000 Oxbridgeapplicants over the past five years. The book cites examples such as ‘Whatis the most interesting thing about a squirrel?” addressed to a prospectivePPEist.Asma Nizami, an undergraduatelawyer at Wadham College said, “I think, nowadays,candidates are far more aware that they have a right to be interviewed fairly.”One second year, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was “extremelyshocked” when she walked into her interview and was faced with an Oxford tutor on a spacehopper.Oxford Admissions and admissions tutorsthroughout the University refuse to comment on whether such unconventionalinterviews take place, querying the authenticity of some of the more extremequestions from the book. For example, the book states that the question ‘Ifancient history was a shape, what shape would that be?’ had been posed tocandidates applying to read Ancient and Modern History. ProfessorHoward-Johnston, an Ancient and Modern History lecturer from Corpus Christi Collegesaid, when asked whether this would be a likely question, “I find it rather odd”and that he was “surprised that someone could be asked that.” ProfessorHoward-Johnston’s own answer to the question was that if ancient history was ashape it would be like a “Loch Ness monster or a three-humped camel because thehumps would represent the Greek, Roman and Christian Empires.” Tutors also commented that eventhough many questions sound unusual, they were a relevant method of assessmentwhen put in context. For instance, in reply to “What does George Bush have incommon with a monkey?” in a Human Sciences interview, a tutor suggested in anarticle in The Times that “the candidate might talk about evolution or taxonomy.”When asked about its positionregarding the book, the University said, “We do not endorse any commercial operationsor publications offering advice or training on our admissions process, nor dowe guarantee the accuracy of any such company’s information.”ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img read more

ARE WE STILL SEPARATE?

first_img Gavel Gamut By Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.comARE WE STILL SEPARATE?Although I wrote the first few Gavel Gamuts in 1990 the every-weekly column began in April 2005, about 700 articles ago. In light of our current political and cultural dissonance I thought it might be interesting to revisit the following thoughts from over a decade ago to assess what changes may have occurred. This Birthday Greeting to America was first published July 04, 2005. I hope those of you who read it then and those who are considering it for the first time will find it worthwhile in our on-going conversation of Separate versus Equal. Also, Peg and I are returning to Osage County, Oklahoma for this Fourth of July. Maybe we’ll find the bus station is now just a memory.Happy Birthday to United States of America!Let’s Have a Party and Invite Everyone!The United States Supreme Court has occasionally succumbed to popular opinion then later attempted to atone for it.  The Dred Scott (1857) and Plessy v. Ferguson (1892) cases come to mind as examples of institutionalized injustice with the partial remedy of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) being administered many years later.In Dred Scott, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that American Negroes had no rights which the law was bound to protect as they were non-persons under the U.S. Constitution.And in Plessy, the Court held that Mr. Plessy could not legally ride in a “whites only” railroad car.  The Court declared that laws that merely create distinctions but not unequal treatment based on race were constitutional.  SEPARATE BUT EQUAL was born.Our original U.S. Constitution of 1787 disenfranchised women, and recognized only three-fifths of every Black and Native American person, and even that was only for census purposes.  Our Indiana Constitution of 1852 discouraged Negro migration to our state in spite of Posey County Constitutional Convention Delegate, Robert Dale Owen’s, eloquent pleas for fair treatment for all.Were these documents penned by evil men?  I think not.  They were the result of that omnipotent god of politics, compromise, which is often good, but sometimes is not.  Should you have read this column recently you may recall that I strongly encourage compromise in court, in appropriate cases.However, as one who grew up in a state where the compromise of the post Civil War judges and politicians led to the legal segregation of schools, restaurants, and public transportation, I can attest that some compromises simply foist the sins of the deal makers onto future generations.When I was 6 years old, my 7 year old brother, Philip, and I made our first bus trip to our father’s family in southern Oklahoma.We lived on the Osage Indian Nation in northeastern Oklahoma.  It sounds exotic but our hometown, Pawhuska, looked a lot like any town in Posey County.In 1950 our parents did not have to worry about sending their children off with strangers except to admonish us not to bother anyone and to always mind our elders.When mom and dad took us to the MKT&O (Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma) bus station it was hot that July day.  Oklahoma in July is like southern Indiana in July, WITHOUT THE SHADE TREES!My brother and I were thirsty so we raced to the two porcelain water fountains in the shot gun building that was about 40 feet from north to south and 10 feet from east to west.Phil slid hard on the linoleum floor and beat me to the nearest fountain.  And while I didn’t like losing the contest, since the other fountain was right next to the first one, I stepped to it.“Jimmy, wait ‘til your brother is finished.  James Marion! I said wait!”  Dad, of course, said nothing. He didn’t need to; we knew that whatever mom said was the law.“Mom, I’m thirsty.  Why can’t I get a drink from this one?”“Son, look at that sign.  It says ‘colored’.  Philip, quit just hanging on that fountain; let your brother up there.”Of course, the next thing I wanted to do was use the restroom so I turned towards the four that were crammed into the space for one:  “White Men”, “White Ladies”, “Colored Men”, and “Colored Women”.After mom inspected us and slicked down my cowlick again, we got on the bus and I “took off a kiting” to the very back.I beat Phil, but there was a man already sitting on the only bench seat.  I really wanted to lie down on that seat but the man told me I had to go back up front.  And as he was an adult, I followed his instructions.Philip said, “You can’t sit back there.  That’s for coloreds.  That’s why that colored man said for you to go up front.”That was the first time I noticed the man was different.  That was, also, the point where the sadness in his eyes and restrained anger in his voice crept into my awareness.As a friend of mine sometimes says, “No big difference, no big difference, big difference.”And if all this seems as though it comes from a country far far away and long long ago, Posey County segregated its Black and White school children for almost 100 years after 600,000 men died in the Civil War.  In fact, some of Mt. Vernon’s schools were not fully integrated until after Brown was decided in 1954.And, whether we have learned from our history or are simply repeating it may depend upon whom we ask.  Our Arab American, Muslim, Black, Native American, and Hispanic citizens, as well as several other “usual suspects”, may think the past is merely prologue.Sometimes it helps for me to remember what this 4th of July thing is really about.  It’s our country’s birthday party; maybe we should invite everyone.There is nothing equal about separate.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

HC’s Quinerly heads Hudson Reporter All-Area list Secaucus’ Ulrich named Girls’…

first_imgTHIRD TEAMKayton Darley, North BergenAnthony Martinez, MemorialTyshon Hanberry, HobokenShayne Simon, St. Peter’s PrepAlexander Rice, St. Anthony FIRST TEAMAmanda Ulrich, SecaucusLindsey Mack, SecaucusEmely Rosario, MaristDaniya Darby, LincolnBreyanna Frazier, Marist 1 / 2  Hudson Reporter Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year Jahvon Quinerly of Hudson Catholic  2 / 2  Hudson Reporter Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year Amanda Ulrich of Secaucus ❮ ❯ St. Anthony senior R.J. Cole moves up from the Second Team last year to the First Team this year and he’s joined by Bayonne senior Patrick Strzala on this year’s First Team.Cole, Quinerly and Hoboken’s Tyshon Hanberry earned All-Area recognition for the third straight year.It was definitely the year of the scorer in Hudson County this season as seven different players averaged 20 points or more per game, easily the highest total of 20-point scorers in the county in quite some time.Strzala was the county’s top scorer, averaging 26.3 points per contest. Isiah Dasher of Ferris, a Second Team honoree for a second straight year, was second in the county in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game.The recipient of the Hudson Reporter Player of the Year is Hudson Catholic’s brilliant point guard Jahvon Quinerly, who averaged 20.4 points, 5.6 assists and more than three rebounds per game for the Hudson County and NJSIAA Non-Public B North champions. It was the sixth straight county title for the Hawks, but the first state title of any kind since the Hawks captured the Parochial A crown in 1976.The Hudson Reporter Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year is Kevin Bianco of North Bergen, who turned his team totally around from a seven-win team a year ago to a 22-win team this season. The Bruins gave opponents fits all season long, a credit to the fiery and spirited head coach.Included in that bunch is senior guard Kayton Darley, who made All-Area Second Team, averaging 18.8 points per game, scoring the 1,000th point of his career along the way.The Hudson Reporter Girls’ Basketball All-Area Team features one repeat honoree on the First Team and five players who earned All-Area honors for a second straight year.The lone First Team repeat honoree is Marist’s sensational sophomore guard Breyanna Frazier, who averaged 17 points, 6.1 rebounds and nearly four assists per game for the surprising Royal Knights, who spent most of the season undefeated and ended the year with just two losses.The Secaucus tandem of Amanda Ulrich and Lindsey Mack moved up from Second Team selections last year to First Team this year.Ulrich averaged 18 points, five rebounds and 3.2 assists for the 26-4 Patriots, who won both the NJIC-Liberty Division, going undefeated in the league, and captured their second Hudson County Tournament title in the last three years.Mack averaged 17.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and two assists per game, earning not only Hudson Reporter First Team All-Area honors, but also earned her place on the Fairleigh Dickinson University roster when her days at Secaucus are through.Tania Scott of Hudson Catholic earned All-Area honors for a third straight year. Destiny Shuler of Lincoln is the only other repeat honoree.It was a tough call to decide who was the Hudson Reporter Player of the Year between the Secaucus girls, but the winner is sophomore Ulrich, who did a little bit of everything for the Patriots down the stretch of the season. It’s that close between Ulrich and Mack, but Ulrich does all the little things a team needs to be successful and became the team’s leader after the midway portion of the season.The rest of the First Team is comprised with solid players. Marist’s Emely Rosario averaged 17.9 points, five rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Royal Knights. Rosario and Frazier provided a powerful 1-2 punch for the Knights and both return next season.The last of the First Team selections is sophomore Daniya Darby of Lincoln, who averaged 13.3 points and 9.1 rebounds for the Lions.The Hudson Reporter Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year is Chris Hernandez of Weehawken, who guided the Indians to a 22-4 record and the NJIC-Meadowlands Division title by going a perfect 16-0 in the league, earning the first league title in girls’ basketball in school history. The Indians also won a game in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group I playoffs.All in all, it was an excellent basketball season for the locals, topped off by Hudson Catholic’s first state sectional title in 42 years. – Jim HagueJim Hague can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] 2016-17 Hudson Reporter Girls’ H.S. Basketball All-Area Team The Hudson Reporter Boys’ and Girls’ All-Area Basketball Teams are packed with local talent, some of whom excelled as well on the state level.On the boys’ side, three members of the Hudson Reporter All-Area First Team are repeat honorees, namely Jahvon Quinerly and Luther Muhammad of Hudson Catholic and Justin Davis of Hoboken. ×  1 / 2  Hudson Reporter Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year Jahvon Quinerly of Hudson Catholic  2 / 2  Hudson Reporter Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year Amanda Ulrich of Secaucus ❮ ❯ 2016-17 Hudson Reporter Boys’ H.S. Basketball All-Area TeamFIRST TEAMJahvon Quinerly, Hudson CatholicLuther Muhammad, Hudson CatholicR.J. Cole, St. AnthonyPatrick Strzala, BayonneJustin Davis, Hoboken SECOND TEAMIsiah Dasher, FerrisLouis King, Hudson CatholicBrendan Thiele, St. Peter’s PrepTyrek Battle-Holley, DickinsonIsiah Small, Snyder PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Amanda Ulrich, SecaucusCOACH OF THE YEAR: Chris Hernandez, Weehawken THIRD TEAMKatelyn Andres, North BergenIneysiah Surrell, St. AnthonyZoe Mattessich, HobokenJanieris Rodriguez, DickinsonNyasia Mixson, Hoboken SECOND TEAMHaylee Ramirez, Hudson CatholicTania Scott, Hudson CatholicNiaimani Marshall, BayonneDamaris Rodriguez, SecaucusDestiny Shuler, Lincoln PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jahvon Quinerly, Hudson CatholicCOACH OF THE YEAR: Kevin Bianco, North Bergenlast_img read more

Albany Mayor Declares Feb. 24 “moe. Day,” moe. Jams “Liz Reed” In Palace Finale [Full Audio/Photo]

first_imgOn Saturday, February 24th, moe. returned to the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York, for the second of two sold-out shows. Following Friday night’s fiery performance, which saw the band collaborate with Aqueous guitarist Mike Gantzer, moe.’s second performance was particularly triumphant for the hometown crowd—while moe. originally formed in Buffalo, the group moved to Albany early in their career.To start off the jubilant evening, the Mayor of Albany, Kathy Sheehan, took the stage to recognize moe. for being such a landmark cultural element in the upstate New York town. Eventually, to the cheers of the packed house, she announced, “I, mayor Kathy Sheehan of the City of Albany, New York do hereby declare today, Saturday, February 24th, 2018, moe. Day!” The proclamation elicited joking from the band, with bassist Rob Derhak and guitarist Al Schnier riffing on the idea of holding an annual parade in their honor before reminiscing about the group’s early performances in the city.Riding the high of the newly declared moe. Day, the band launched into the opening instrumental section of “Rebubula” before quickly moving into an extended take on “Buster”, with the newly returned Rob Derhak leading the charge on vocals. The start of the band’s Saturday performance saw the group focusing on transitions and offering up well-stretched jams throughout, with the fifteen-minute “Buster” eventually moving through “Haze”, marking the song’s first performance since last April, the older tune “Y.O.Y.”, and the band’s second-ever rendition of “Who You Callin’ Scared”. To close out set one, the band accelerated to a close with a three-song combo of “Akimbo”, “Rise”, and The Allman Brothers’ classic fan favorite “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”.For set two, moe. returned with “Stranger Than Fiction”, which was only performed twice last year, both early on in February. After this quick warmup, the group again showed off their impressive improvisational abilities with a non-stop, jammed-out segment that accounted for the majority of the second frame. “Faker” was used to sandwich “CalifornIA”, the increasingly rare “Farmer Ben”, and “Don’t Fuck With Flo”. After the old-school take on “Don’t Fuck With Flo” returned to the sandwich’s opening number of “Faker”, the band took a quick pause before launching into the final two songs of the set—an extended “McBain” that preceded the incomplete first set opener, “Rebubula”, which they finished off in full. Appropriately, given the moe. Day proclamation and the weight of their return to Albany following their impromptu hiatus last summer, moe. ended the night in full with “Letter Home”.Setlist: moe. | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 2/24/18Set One: Moe Day – Mayoral Proclamation, Rebubula > Buster > Haze >  YOY > Who You Callin’ Scared, Akimbo > Rise >  In Memory of Elizabeth ReedSet Two: Stranger Than Fiction, Faker > CalifornIA > Farmer Ben > Don’t Fuck With Flo > Faker, McBain > RebubulaEncore: Letter HomeYou can listen to full audience audio from the performance below. You can also check out a gallery of awesome photos from the second night of moe.’s Palace Theatre run below, courtesy of Paul Citone.[Audio: marcus]Photos: moe. | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 2/24/18 | Credit: Paul Citone Photo: Paul Citone Load remaining images Photo: Paul Citone Photo: Paul Citonelast_img read more