Weather alert issued as homes lose power

first_imgWhatsApp NewsBreaking newsWeather alert issued as homes lose powerBy admin – December 21, 2013 660 Advertisement Facebook Print Andrew CareyMET eireann issued a weather warning this morning at 7am and it is continue through today as storms, gales and hail showers continue to batter the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A lightening strike in the south of the country in overnight storms left up to 7,000 homes without power but some 3,000 are restored.However homes in County Limerick and parts of Clare have also been sporadically darkened as power outages are reported.The Orange status weather warning comes with recommendations from An Garda Siochana that all unnecessary travel should be avoided as weather conditions hamper roads with localized flooding.ESB networks crews are working to restore all homes to power while the company say that extra crews will be on standby over Christmas in case of outages.A yellow marine weather alert is in place as where gusts from the southwest hit 100km/h while last nights storm had winds reaching 120km/h in parts.A number of sailings have been delayed or cancelled and anyone with any travel plans should check with operators.center_img Email Twitter Previous articleTax demands made on alleged brothel keepersNext articleFarmer wins court costs appeal admin Linkedinlast_img read more

[Delhi Riot] Delhi Court Directs Jail Superintendent To Allow Umar Khalid To Move Freely Out Of His Cell And Provide Him Books, Warm Clothes As Required

first_imgNews Updates[Delhi Riot] Delhi Court Directs Jail Superintendent To Allow Umar Khalid To Move Freely Out Of His Cell And Provide Him Books, Warm Clothes As Required Radhika Roy23 Oct 2020 4:17 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Friday directed the Jail Superintendent to ensure that JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid, who was arrested on the intervening night of 13/14 September in connection with alleged conspiracy pertaining to Delhi Riots, was allowed to move out of his cell and treated like other prisoners. Khalid’s request seeking for books and warm clothes in wake of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Friday directed the Jail Superintendent to ensure that JNU Student Leader Umar Khalid, who was arrested on the intervening night of 13/14 September in connection with alleged conspiracy pertaining to Delhi Riots, was allowed to move out of his cell and treated like other prisoners. Khalid’s request seeking for books and warm clothes in wake of the impending winter season was also allowed by the Court. The directions were given in the course of a hearing of an Application by Delhi Police which sought for extension of remand of Khalid by a period of 30 days. The same was allowed by the Court and the judicial remand has been extended till 20th November, 2020. In the previous hearing, Khalid had been produced virtually before the Court and had informed the learned Judge Randhir Jaswal that the jail authorities were not allowing him to step out of his jail and it was akin to solitary confinement. Accordingly, the Judge had sought for the appearance of the Jail Superintendent. In today’s hearing, the Superintendent informed the Court that rules and regulations were being followed and that Khalid was not being confined to his cell in the garb of security being provided to him. Advocate Trideep Pais, appearing on behalf of Khalid, submitted to the Court that Khalid was being treated as a zoo animal on display where others could see him and he could see others, but not be allowed to venture out of his cell. “COVID-19 is for everybody. Umar Khalid is not to be treated with any discrimination and that is what is happening here. Is he a zoo animal on display that others can see him and he can see them? Why can’t he be treated as a normal person?”, stated Pais. The Judge then enquired from the Superintendent the timings pertaining to cells being open, to which he was informed that from sunrise to 12 and then from 3 to sunset, the cells were kept open. Khalid was then asked whether he was allowed out of his cell to which he submitted, “After I brought the grievance before the Court, I was allowed outside. The Superintendent came to meet me and himself brought me out. But, before that, there were long periods when I was not allowed out. There was in fact an order which stated that I would not be allowed at all. But after yesterday, things have gotten better”. He also informed the Court that the Superintendent had insured that he would be allowed out for some time as the reaction of other prisoners need to be gauged. The Judge, after noting this, asked the Superintendent to personally take a stock of the situation and to ensure that the same was not repeated. He stated that the would pass an Order binding the Superintendent to his submissions of today. Khalid also made a request for books and for warm clothes, and the same was allowed by the Court. 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

Shining a light on a genius

first_img When Gore was Widener Though razed, the legacy of Harvard’s original library has been kept alive in Cambridge’s official seal Related New tool removes study space stress The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Tagging along on a student-led historical tour Find a Space lets users land the perfect spot across 15 Harvard libraries Three lies and lots of truths on campus In a small glass case beneath the grand dome of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library a collection of ephemera honors Philadelphia-born architect Julian Abele and the major role he played in crafting the signature structure on the Harvard campus, a contribution that until recently had largely gone unacknowledged.Included amid the photos and correspondence are rich drawings sketched in Europe that shine a light on the talent and artistry of Abele, chief designer for the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer and the first African American student admitted to the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Abele, a gifted architect and artist, went to work for the firm immediately after graduating in 1902 and took over the business when Trumbauer died in 1938. Besides Widener, Abele is credited with designing or contributing to the design of more than 200 buildings, among them the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as much of Duke University’s campus, including its iconic Collegiate Gothic chapel.“We’re so lucky that this beautiful space where we think and work was designed by one of the most accomplished architects of his time,” said Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian Martha Whitehead. “The fact that he was a black man facing discrimination in a virtually all-white profession makes his achievements even more impressive.”,Though credit for Widener’s look had long been attributed to Trumbauer, Abele is now considered instrumental in the design of the library erected in honor of 1907 Harvard graduate Harry Elkins Widener, who died in the early hours of April 15, 1912. The 27-year-old Widener and his parents were returning from Europe aboard the Titanic when it struck an iceberg and sank off the coast of Newfoundland. Widener’s mother, Eleanor, paid for the library and enlisted Trumbauer’s firm to come up with a plan for its design.“We know that Abele’s role as chief designer for the firm meant he had an important role in helping design the building,” said Kate Donovan, associate librarian for public services, who curated the display. Clues in the Harvard University Archives point to Abele’s deep involvement in the project. The glass case contains a copy of a letter from July 17, 1912, written by Trumbauer to Archibald Cary Coolidge, then director of the Harvard University Library, introducing Abele and another colleague from the firm and asking Coolidge to “take up with them the detailed requirements for the new Library Building.” In a subsequent letter dated July 23, Coolidge writes to Trumbauer, “It seems to me that there is no need at all of your coming up here this week. We are all agreed on the plan that your men have worked out as a desirable one.”For years, Abele’s contributions had been hard to pinpoint. Racism played a large part in his lack of recognition, as did the fact that he rarely signed any of his early designs, said Donovan. But experts agree Abele’s imprint on Widener is unmistakable. A skilled artist as well as an architect, Abele studied and trained in the Beaux Arts style in Europe, where he honed his eye, his hand, and his devotion to detail. To see his influence at Widener, said Donovan, all one has to do is look up at the dome’s finely sculpted interior and various flourishes, including the intimate zodiac signs circling the ceiling in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room and the carved stone tablet above the library’s main door, featuring the marks of the 15th-century printers Caxton, Rembolt, Aldus, and Fust and Schöffer.,“I think you can really see his artistry,” said Donovan. “I see his name in a lot of those fine details.”Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor and director of Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, agrees that Abele’s contributions had been too long overlooked.“Julian Abele represents the history of African American achievement in architecture that has too often been buried but that is now, finally, coming into the light,” Gates said. “It is only appropriate that his genius in designing Widener Library, this unmatched home for generations of scholars — of veritas — is getting its truthful and overdue recognition.”,That recognition is laid out in the display, established in 2018, in which the achievements of the man who once remarked “I lived in the shadows,” are now in plain view.Donovan said she considers Widener the heart of the University and sees Abele as the person “responsible for that.”“Recognizing Julian Abele and his role in our history is extremely important,” said Whitehead. “It is our responsibility to honor him, and it was with that in mind that we mounted an exhibit in the library he designed.”last_img read more