Photographs: Bruce Demonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Contractor: Area: 69000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Bruce Demonte+ 20Curated by María Francisca González Share United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926531/bill-sorro-community-building-kennerly-architecture-and-planning Clipboard Civil Engineer: Design Team:Owen Kennerly, Sarina Bowen Kennerly, Brian StryzekClients:Mercy Housing CaliforniaAcoustical Engineer – Site:Mei Wu AcousticsAcoustical Engineer – Building:Charles M Salter AssociatesMep Engineer Of Record:Ajmani & Pamidi Inc.Mep For Construction Administration:MHC Engineers Inc.Title 24 Consultant:Guttman & BlaevoetGreen Point Rater:Thornton TomasettiCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DemonteRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. The mixed-use Bill Sorro Community reanimates a tough and abandoned South of Market corner with 67 apartments for low-income families, including 14 apartments for developmentally disabled adults, retail, and community space. Located at a prominent San Francisco crossroads in the Sixth Street Lodging-House Historic District, the project involved significant partnerships with the community, including The Manilatown Heritage Foundation, and Urban Solutions, to reflect the historic and unique qualities of the neighborhood as well as the mission of Bill Sorro, an endeared community leader. The building’s design resonates with the neighborhood’s distinctive character, enhances its’ vibrant mix of uses, and preserves affordability in this central, transit-rich location. Bill Sorro residents are within walking distance of major bus and BART lines, Victoria Draves Park, and the Gene Friend Recreation Center.Save this picture!© Bruce DemonteSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Bruce DemonteSince housing alone is not enough to create a vibrant affordable neighborhood, the retail storefronts have been leased to two affordable, ethnic eateries supporting the economic development of Sixth Street and extend the existing pattern of tall retail frontages around the corner onto Howard Street. Back of house and infrastructure areas, including trash, water-closets, utilities, and ventilation systems were thoughtfully configured to reduce Tenant Improvement costs yet allow flexibility so economically disadvantaged businesses could afford to operate them.Save this picture!© Bruce DemonteAffordable family housing in the expensive and gentrifying San Francisco Bay Area, is challenged by space constraints and construction cost. As such, dwellings must gracefully accommodate multi-generations and high occupancy levels: 3 persons in a One-bedroom, 5 in a Two-bedroom, and 7 in Three-bedroom units. Additionally, common spaces need to be durable, beautiful, commodious, and multivalent. Bill Sorro Community delivers on all these fronts through creative space planning, a shallow building footprint, and proactive building management. Residential amenities include private balconies, a common roof garden, multiple laundry rooms, day-lit corridors, indoor bike room, landscaped courtyard, and flexible spaces for offices, exercise and community gatherings.Save this picture!© Bruce DemonteSave this picture!© Bruce DemonteThe building is nine-stories and occupies a 10,000 square foot site. Above the double-height corner restaurant space, the building breaks into two volumes that complement the varied building profiles along Sixth Street and reflect the varied apartment sizes within. The taller volume marks the intersection, while the lower volume mediates the scale of its’ low-rise neighbors to the south. The transparent base integrates the eateries, residential lobby and community space, and contrasts the masonry residential volumes above while maintaining a distinct identity and privacy for the residential lobby entrance and residents.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!East ElevationEach of the two primary building volumes in the design is clad in a brick veneer with deep punched window groupings, taking cues from older masonry buildings in the district and along nearby Market Street. The brick is set in courses of different thicknesses offering texture and subtle shadow lines on the Howard Street volume. Soldier courses of brick on the 6th Street volume articulate floors and lintels across window and balcony alcoves. Exposed structural concrete fin-walls bracket these volumes at the blind-walls and at the transition between volumes along 6th Street.Save this picture!© Bruce DemonteProject gallerySee allShow lessRsun Sales Center / BENJAI Architectural DesignSelected ProjectsPopulo Tourist Apartments / SalworksSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:1009 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Year: Treadwell + Rollo Bill Sorro Community Building / Kennerly Architecture & PlanningSave this projectSaveBill Sorro Community Building / Kennerly Architecture & Planning Bill Sorro Community Building / Kennerly Architecture & Planning 2017 Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Armstrong Ceilings, Daltile, Graham Architectural Products, James Hardie, Landscape Forms, Sherwin-Williams, Steelcase, Tectura, Wausau Tiles, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Adobe, Alumawall, Arcadia Custom, AutoDesSys, BMI Products of Northern California, Bluebeam, H.C. Muddox, Torlys, Trimble, +1Whirlpool-1 CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments•San Francisco, United States “COPY” Geotechnical Engineer: Landscape: Structural Engineers: “COPY” Mixed Use Architecture Lighting Design: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp. DCI + SDE Engineers Architects: Kennerly Architecture & Planning Area Area of this architecture project Luk and Associates Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926531/bill-sorro-community-building-kennerly-architecture-and-planning Clipboard Cliff Lowe Associates CopyAbout this officeKennerly Architecture & PlanningOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSan FranciscoOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on October 16, 2019Cite: “Bill Sorro Community Building / Kennerly Architecture & Planning” 16 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ICT Hub National Awards 2007 open for entries Tagged with: Awards Technology 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2007 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The ICT Hub National Awards 2007 aim to reward and showcase those voluntary and community organisations who have realised the potential of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).Award categories are: Most Innovative Use of ICTThis award is for voluntary and community organisations that have shown innovation in their use of ICT. You should apply for this award if you have used ICT to reach new audiences, dramatically change the way in which you provide services or used ICT to make your organisation sustainable. Advertisement Most Accessible Organisation This award is for those voluntary and community organisations who have improved the accessibility of their ICT, including websites, to allow them to reach more people such as the elderly or disabled.Delivering Social or Environmental Benefits through ICTThis award, sponsored by SustainIT, is for organisations that have used ICT to make a difference to the society we live in; such as promote awareness of an environmental issue or improve the lives of disadvantaged groups, such as disabled people or the homeless.Most Effective Use of ICT This award is for those who have used ICT to improve efficiency in their organisation. Examples could include using a new database to manage contacts and service users or developed a training package for employees or volunteers to improve their skills and application of ICT.Special Award: Individual Contribution to ICT in the Voluntary Sector Nominations for this award are sought to recognise an individual, perhaps an IT volunteer, Circuit Rider or colleague who has assisted your organisation with ICT and made a real difference to your daily operations or long term sustainability.Applications must be received before 5pm on 16 February 2007.Winners will be presented with the award after the ICT Hub National Conference which will take place on 28 March at the Emirates Stadium, London sponsored by Blackbaud.
The Fundraiser’s Guide to the Law 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Peter Kellner to step down as NCVO Chair in November Tagged with: NCVO Recruitment / people Melanie May | 12 August 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. “Peter has contributed a huge amount over the last three years, giving generously of his time time and expertise. We owe him a great debt of gratitude. We hope that he will continue to work closely with NCVO and other charities as an informed and incredibly well-connected advocate for the sector. “I’m very grateful to Anne for agreeing to be nominated to take up the role on an interim basis. This will give us the time we’d need to have an inclusive search process and find the best candidates.”The news follows June’s announcement that Karl Wilding would be taking over as its Chief Executive following Sir Stuart Etherington’s announcement earlier in the year that he would be stepping down after 25 years at the organisation. 212 total views, 2 views today NCVO Chair Peter Kellner has announced that he will step down from his position when his three-year term comes to an end this November.Kellner has been Chair since 2016, and replaced Sir Martyn Lewis. The NCVO is to launch its search for a new Chair of Trustees later this year, with the board proposing that current trustee Anne Heal should be appointed on an interim basis to allow enough time for the recruitment process. This will include consultation with NCVO members and the wider voluntary sector and will be led by NCVO president Baroness Pitkeathley. Heal has been a trustee of NCVO since November 2015 and was re-elected by members in November 2018 for a second term. She is Chair of Volunteering Matters, Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee of Diabetes UK, a trustee of BalletBoyz and a Director of the London Design & Engineering UTC as well as holding several other non-exec positions. She previously held a number of regulatory and strategy roles at BT including Director of Regulatory Affairs. She also led BT’s employee volunteering activity. Subject to approval at NCVO’s annual general meeting on 18 November, she will chair NCVO for 12 months. Peter Kellner commented:“It has been a huge privilege to have played a leading role in such a dynamic, innovative and professional sector. NCVO’s role is more vital than ever as the challenges facing civil society and the communities we serve grow day by day.“I have greatly enjoyed my tenure as chair, and I know that whoever follows me will greatly enjoy working with Karl Wilding, as the incoming chief executive, and his hugely talented team.”Baroness Pitkeathley added: Advertisement 213 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1
On July 12, contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers began with the traditional, much-photographed handshake between the union and company heads. The next day, negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began the same way — except reporters snapped FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne and UAW International President Dennis Williams hugging. Ford talks start July 23. All of the negotiators, from both union and company, wore matching shirts embroidered with both the union and corporate logos.Despite the presentation that auto workers and bosses make one team, there is wide speculation on the possibility of a strike. While President Williams insists on avoiding a strike if at all possible — calling it “a failure to the bargaining teams” — many workers say they are ready to strike for a decent contract.In June of last year, at its Constitutional Convention, the UAW’s leadership convinced the delegates to approve a dues increase to bolster the strike fund. To make the strike threat effective as leverage, however, the UAW should have begun strike preparation meetings in all of its GM, Ford and Chrysler locals well ahead of the start of negotiations. A viable strike threat takes more than a bank account.The most contentious contract issue reported widely in the capitalist media is that over two-tier pay. Under the current contract, which runs from 2011 to the coming September, workers hired after October 2007 earn $9 to $12 less per hour than those hired previously. This arrangement is divisive and discriminatory. It means workers who do the same job side by side have vastly different pay rates.UAW Chrysler members came very close to rejecting two-tier pay when it was introduced in the 2007-2011 contract. Even then, restrictions limited the number of so-called “entry level” positions. The contract also allowed new hires to eventually move up to “traditional,” that is, higher and equal pay. The 2009 bankruptcy process allowed GM and Chrysler to sidestep the contract and eliminate these restrictions.The talk on the floor is that workers should vote down any contract that doesn’t get rid of two-tier. President Williams says he supports this point, but it’s unclear whether he will insist on it during the ongoing negotiations. At the March “Special Bargaining Convention,” Williams thwarted attempts by delegates to change the phrase “bridging the gap” to “eliminating the gap,” which meant he was unwilling to commit to fighting to end two-tier pay immediately.Meanwhile, CEO Marchionne has been getting a lot of press ink over his statements opposing the wage differential. But does this mean second tier workers get a big raise or first tier workers take a cut?Workers with higher seniority have had no pay raises since 2006. They already took a cut in 2009 when the cost-of-living allowance was eliminated. They are unwilling to see their wages frozen for another four years — let alone reduced — knowing the Detroit Three automakers have made billions in record profits. Workers’ concessions have made the bosses richer.Marchionne has indicated that in exchange for wage parity, he seeks some kind of “flexible” pay scale. This would include a formula for wages similar to that for so-called profit-sharing bonuses. Currently, the workforce only gets the annual bonus if profits pass a certain threshold. Apparently, Marchionne’s latest scheme would also cut wages if sales or profits decline. The FCA boss’s justification is that “the downturns in this industry are lethal enough to kill you.” (Wall Street Journal, July 14)In fact, both Chrysler and Fiat, the merger of which created FCA, have lasted over a century through numerous downturns, including the most recent recession. Workers historically have suffered when there is a downturn. That’s why the UAW has fought for and won — often through long strikes, other times with only a strike threat — contractual provisions to protect workers’ incomes against fluctuations in the capitalist economy.COLA was implemented as an anti-inflationary measure. Supplemental unemployment benefits helped workers maintain a decent standard of living during layoffs. Job security language limited the number of weeks during a contract that a worker could be laid off.The bankruptcy allowed management to gut or weaken all of these worker protections in the 2009 contract modifications. But the bosses want more. Instead of protecting workers from circumstances outside our control, Marchionne wants a contract that protects his bottom line from cyclical crises of overproduction that are a built-in feature of his capitalist system. Thus, he employed a clumsy tautology — “lethal enough to kill you” — to make a case for cutting wages when the next inevitable downturn hits.If a flexible wage formula is implemented at FCA, Ford and GM will want the same. Will Dennis Williams agree to such a preposterous demand? Reportedly, “UAW President Dennis Williams agreed that the union needs to protect the profitability of Fiat Chrysler.” (Michigan Radio, July 14).What workers want and need is something else entirely. The UAW must insist on equal pay for equal work, that is, to eliminate two-tier pay; no hidden pay cuts and a long-overdue raise in the share of the wealth that the members produce. It may be time to dust off a time-tested weapon — and strike!The writer has been a UAW Chrysler worker for 27 years.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pensacola is occupied Mvskoke/Creek land; Kenosha is occupied Peoria/Potawatomi/Miami/Dakota Sioux land. Thirty people gathered Aug. 30 at Florida Square in downtown Pensacola, Fla., in solidarity with the Kenosha Uprising — the ongoing protest against police brutality and anti-Black violence that erupted after the Aug. 23 police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wis. The demonstration was organized by the new Central Gulf Coast branch of Workers World Party.Several members of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative) spoke, including vice president Mallory Luana, a Haitian American, nonbinary fem and self-identified “Black punk witch,” and Strive secretary and social media coordinator Indigo Lett. Other speakers — including this writer for WWP and the North Florida Regional Organizer for Black Voters Matter Jamil Davis — addressed local, national and international issues linked to the ongoing struggle in Kenosha. The upcoming election and the inaction of Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were discussed thoroughly, with particular emphasis on police brutality and the prison-industrial complex, which both candidates have actively supported.— Report and photo by Devin C.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ReddIt Facebook Colin Post Facebook Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) and defensive back Greg Eisworth II (12) tackle TCU quarterback Max Duggan (15) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Iowa won 37-34. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Linkedin printDespite a strong second half from quarterback Max Duggan, TCU football gave up too many big plays, falling to Iowa State University 37-34 on Saturday in their season opener.“There is no silver lining,” Patterson said. “We came to play. You’ve got to play to win.”Duggan, who entered for starter Matthew Downing at the start of the second half, finished 16-for-19 with 241 yards and three touchdowns. The sophomore showed little-to-no signs of rust after being medically cleared to play early last week.“I think really just really came out fired up in the second half,” running back Emari Demercado said. “We were able to make more plays. Guys were getting excited, getting the momentum going.” With 4:01 left to play in the game, TCU got the ball back with a chance to take the lead. On the first play of the drive, though, a bobbled catch by wide receiver Taye Barber led to an Iowa State interception. Three plays later, the Cyclones scored a touchdown to extend their lead to nine and put the nails in the coffin for the Frogs.On Tuesday, TCU head coach Gary Patterson applauded the Iowa State defense for being able to prevent big plays. His defense could not do the same against the Cyclones.Iowa State had five plays of 32 yards or more in the game, three of which were scoring plays. The other two helped orchestrate scoring drives.“I think we got to play better as a defense,” linebacker Garret Wallow said. “It really came down to five plays, and those five plays really hurt us.”Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy (15) spins away from TCU defensive tackle Corey Bethley (94) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)Wallow led TCU defensively with nine tackles, two of which were for a loss, and a sack.The Cyclones finished with 424 yards of total offense, a significant improvement from the 303 yards they gained in their season-opening loss against Lousiana.TCU racked up 499 yards of offense of their own, but their two turnovers — leading to 12 points for Iowa State — would prove to be the defense.The Frogs looked like they had some rust to shake off to start the contest. After kicker Griffin Kell’s 49-yard field goal attempt was short on TCU’s opening possession, they punted on their next three drives.Downing and the offense were not looking completely stale, gaining at least one first down on each of those first four drives. It was once the Frogs got past midfield that they were struggling to get things rolling.Finally, with 6:37 left in the first half, Downing threw a 37-yard dart to freshman Quentin Johnston for the Frogs’ first score of the 2020 season. Downing finished 11-for-21 with 159 yards and a score. Johnston, a former four-star recruit TCU flipped from Texas, caught two passes for 50 yards.The Frogs trailed 16-7 at halftime. While the team’s offensive numbers were fairly close, a Downing fumble and a 75-yard touchdown run by Iowa State’s Breece Hall gave the Cyclones the advantage.TCU was practically gifted a score in the waking moments of the second half. The Frogs’ defense put the heat on Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy, who panicked and flung a backwards pass toward his own sideline. The ball fell into the hands of linebacker La’Kendrick Van Zandt, who walked into the end zone for the score.After the game, Purdy referred to that moment as “freshman me.”Any momentum gained by TCU was quickly diminished, though, as Iowa State answered with a touchdown of their own in just three plays. Needing a spark, Patterson went to his bench. With 12:37 left in the third quarter, Duggan trotted on to the field for TCU. The sophomore was cleared to play last Monday after previously being ruled out indefinitely due to a heart condition.“We felt like we needed to get a guy who could take off and scramble more,” Patterson said about putting Duggan in. “Nothing more than that.”After taking a few drives to get warm, Duggan made his presence known near the end of the third quarter with a 27-yard touchdown pass to Barber.Iowa State answered right away, using a 44-yard dime from Purdy at the end of the third quarter to move down the field quickly. Soon after, they scored a touchdown to go up 30-21.TCU tight end Artayvious Lynn (88) scores a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Iowa State on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Iowa won 37-34. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)A quick touchdown from Duggan to tight end Artayvious Lynn capped a quick three-play drive and gave the Frogs life midway through the fourth. However, Barber’s miscue on the ensuing drive cut the cord on hopes of a comeback. “It’s been frustrating,” Wallow said. “As a team we have been through a lot and we overcame a lot. We want to win.”Duggan threw his third touchdown of the day at the buzzer, but it was too little too late for TCU, who broke their 18-game home opener win streak.TCU’s offensive line had been one of the weakest links on the day, giving up six sacks.TCU will look to bounce back next week at No. 8 Texas. Kickoff at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium is TBA. 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Border agents detain mother, newborn in Texas for 5 days WhatsApp Local NewsStateUS News Twitter Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Evening’ gameNext articleOAT020421HarperTerry03 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Facebook HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border agents have since Saturday detained a Cuban woman with her newborn son, one day after she gave birth in a Texas hospital, but were expected to release both of them later Wednesday. The woman’s detention by U.S. Customs and Border Protection raised concerns that she was being held in a sparse holding cell without beds or the food and care needed by a new mother or a newborn, advocates said. Under federal rules, CBP is supposed to release most detained immigrants after 72 hours, a deadline that passed Tuesday. As a U.S. citizen, the newborn boy would also not be ordinarily subject to immigration detention. CBP said Wednesday that it would soon release the mother and child, and that their processing in Del Rio, Texas, was delayed due to increased border crossings in recent days. The woman’s name is being withheld by The Associated Press because her family fears she will face reprisals if forced to return to Mexico. Text messages the woman sent to an advocate with the group Every Last One show that she reported being taken to detention Saturday afternoon, one day after she said she had given birth. “We don’t know why she’s there so long, we don’t know what condition she’s in, we don’t know what condition the baby is in,” said Amy Cohen, the group’s executive director, prior to the agency’s confirming it would release the family. Cohen called the case “extremely alarming.” According to CBP, agents checked on the family earlier Wednesday and they were both healthy. Cohen and other advocates had not yet been able to speak to the mother after her detention. Border Patrol agents periodically respond to women close to giving birth — and sometimes in labor — though the agency has said it does not track how often. The agency says it treats pregnant women humanely and blames smugglers for using women as decoys. It also has previously said that U.S. laws granting birthright citizenship “could lead some to cross illegally as they are giving birth.” CBP said in December that its agents’ priority in emergencies “is the preservation of life of everyone they encounter regardless of citizenship or background. The enforcement of laws becomes secondary.” In October, the agency separated a Honduran woman from her newborn shortly after she gave birth in San Antonio, The Los Angeles Times reported. The woman was later released. The Cuban woman had previously tried to cross the Rio Grande without authorization and had been expelled under public health policy authorities invoked under former President Donald Trump. President Joe Biden has kept the expulsion policy in place while pausing or ordering reviews of several Trump programs intended to stop asylum seekers and other migrants. The Border Patrol was sharply criticized for its role in separating immigrant families under the Trump administration and for the conditions in which families were detained in its stations during an increase in border crossings in 2019. There are concerns among the government and advocates that unauthorized crossings could rise again early this year. Customs and Border Protection is re-opening a large tent facility in South Texas for short-term processing of families and children who cross the border alone. And Health and Human Services, which operates long-term holding facilities for unaccompanied children, is re-opening an emergency facility at Carrizo Springs, Texas as soon as later this month. TAGS
[Online Examination] ‘Technical Glitches Can’t Be Ruled Out’, Gujarat HC Allows A ‘Failed’ Student To Take Next Phase Of Exams [Read Order]
News Updates[Online Examination] ‘Technical Glitches Can’t Be Ruled Out’, Gujarat HC Allows A ‘Failed’ Student To Take Next Phase Of Exams [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay20 Sep 2020 1:16 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Friday (18th September) allowed a ‘failed student’ (as declared by the University) to take the next phase of exams (to be held on 23rd September) while observing that technical glitches could be faced during an online examination.The Single Bench of Justice Sangeeta K. Vishen further observed that “when working with the technology, technical glitches cannot be ruled…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 Gujarat High Court on Friday (18th September) allowed a ‘failed student’ (as declared by the University) to take the next phase of exams (to be held on 23rd September) while observing that technical glitches could be faced during an online examination.The Single Bench of Justice Sangeeta K. Vishen further observed that “when working with the technology, technical glitches cannot be ruled out and must be taken into consideration.”Facts of the CaseAn engineering student, Harsh Gandhi from Surat, had approached the High Court against the Gujarat Technological University (GTU), as the University had failed him in a test which was conducted on 06th August (for the subject – Foundation Engineering).The Student contended that he couldn’t answer the entire set of questions due to technical glitches during the online examination.The student sought the High Court’s intervention for allowing him to appear in the next phase of exams and to grant him a second chance to take the test.On 8.9.2020, the Court issued a notice making it returnable on 14.9.2020 with a further direction to the Gujarat Technological University to allow the petitioner to appear in the pre-check trial test (held on 15th/16th September).The respondent No.1 was also directed to file its reply. Accordingly, the respondent No.1 filed its reply and the rejoinder was filed by the petitioner.Arguments put forthBoth the parties placed on record their defence, one voicing the technical difficulties faced by him and the other justifying the system being flawless.The petitioner alleged that he, though logged in, in time, had faced certain technical glitch and accordingly, he could not attempt his paper of Foundation Engineering fully.It was submitted by the petitioner that when the pre-check trial test was conducted on 15.9.2020, the technical glitch was again experienced by the petitioner as well as other students.Accordingly, the University, on 15.9.2020, had put a tweet informing the student that they can re-appear tomorrow i.e. 16.9.2020 from 11:00 to 11:30 AM. It is submitted that thereafter, the petitioner had appeared in the pre-check trial test on 16.9.2020.It was further contended that, as is discernible from the contents of the affidavit-in-reply filed by the respondent No.1 – University, it suggests that there is the least likelihood of any malfunction. The University does not say that there was no malfunction in the system.It was also submitted that in the first instance, that is, on 17.8.2020, the petitioner was duly informed that he is not eligible to give examination; however, the University tried to improvise its stand by filing an affidavit.Now, the stand of the University is that remedial examination is available to the petitioner, as the petitioner had failed in one of the subjects.It was contended that the same would grossly affect the career of the petitioner inasmuch as, the petitioner will carry two mark sheets for the same subject, for no fault of him.It was further submitted by the petitioner, that the contents of the affidavit are nothing, but an afterthought theory with a view to marring the case of the petitioner.It was also submitted that in view of the settled position of law, as enunciated by the Apex Court in the case of State of Punjab vs. Bandeep Singh & Ors. Reported in (2016) 1 SCC 724, the University’s action is impermissible.In the said case, the Apex Court had held that,”There can be no gainsaying that every decision of an administrative or executive nature must be a composite and self-sustaining one, in that it should contain all the reasons which prevailed on the official taking the decision to arrive at his conclusion. It is beyond cavil that any Authority cannot be permitted to travel beyond the stand adopted and expressed by it in the impugned action.” (emphasis supplied)It was contended that right to education is a fundamental right and the same cannot be tinkered with by the University in such a fashion.Reliance was also placed on the judgment of the Apex Court in the case of Mohini Jain vs. State of Karnataka (1992) 3 SCC 666 to submit that “Right to life” is the compendious expression for all those rights which the Court must enforce because they are basic to the dignified enjoyment of life.It was further observed that it extends to the full range of conduct which the individual is free to pursue. The right to education flows directly from right to life. The right to life under Article 21 and the dignity of an individual cannot be assured unless it is accompanied by the right to education.The State Government is under an obligation to make an endeavour to provide educational facilities at all levels to its citizens. Further, reliance has been placed on the judgment of the Apex Court in the case of Popatrao Vyankatrao Patil vs. State of Maharashtra & Ors. 2020 SCC OnLine SC 291.It was thus, urged that there was no fault on the part of the petitioner in not properly attempting the examination and thus, the action of the respondent No.1 – University is bad and illegal.University’s stand before the Court was that the stand of the petitioner about the petitioner having faced problem during the online examination is misplaced and misconceived. Several arguments were put forth to drive home this point.Court’s OrderThe Court observed,”As the technology is and we all know, it has the tendency of uncertainties, be it network issues, device issues etc. When working with the technology, technical glitches cannot be ruled out and must be taken into consideration.”Further the Court ordered,”The problem, which the petitioner encountered during the examination on 6.8.2020, the petitioner must be allowed to appear in the examination, considering the fact that the situation complained of was beyond his control. The petitioner may not have faced the issue in a normal setting.”Hence, the Court ruled, the respondent No.1 – University, in view of the aforementioned discussion is directed to allow the petitioner to appear in the examination for the subject – Foundation Engineering, which is scheduled on 23.9.2020 of phase – 3, commencing from 21.9.2020.However, the Court said that this order will not confer any equity in favour of the petitioner and is subject to the outcome of the captioned writ petition.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 5.10.2020.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 Story
“This Is A Good Petition,” Says CJI Bobde While Issuing Notice On Plea Seeking Equal Protection For Transgenders Against Sexual Crimes
Top Stories”This Is A Good Petition,” Says CJI Bobde While Issuing Notice On Plea Seeking Equal Protection For Transgenders Against Sexual Crimes Sanya Talwar12 Oct 2020 1:28 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in a plea seeking equal protection of laws to the transgender community from sexual crimes in context of the Indian Penal Code.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramniun asked Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appearing for the petitioner(s) as to how many times the Court had legislated upon similar cases. “Like in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in a plea seeking equal protection of laws to the transgender community from sexual crimes in context of the Indian Penal Code.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramniun asked Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appearing for the petitioner(s) as to how many times the Court had legislated upon similar cases. “Like in the Vishakha Guidelines or the 377 issue,” added CJI Bobde.This is a good petition, the Chief Justice observed, when the case came up for hearing before the 3-judge bench of the top court.The plea states that there is no provision or section in the IPC which may protect the third gender from sexual assault by males/females and from other transgender and anti-discrimination laws are needed to safeguard the Transgender community.Stating that clauses (i), (ii) and (iv) of sub-section (1) of Section 354A of IPC exclude victims of sexual harassment who are transgender persons, the plea states that the provision is challenged in the plea as being ultra vires Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India. In light of this, the petitioner, Advocate Reepak Kansal, has filed the petition to make appropriate modification / interpretation of sections of IPC, dealing with sexual assault to include transsexuals and eunuchs in its definitions.”The Indian laws are for men and women and therefore, considering transgender neither men nor women, they generally could not get justice from the authorities due to lack of law / Act. The third gender, they are being deprived of many of the rights and privileges which other persons enjoy as citizens of this country. The State cannot discriminate them on the ground of gender, violating Articles 14 to 16 and 21 of the Constitution of India,” Kansal states.Resting on the epithets of Article 14 and 15 of the Constitution, the plea by Kansal states that the Articles do not limit the term “person” to just male and female.Further, pointing to Article 21, the plea states that the “greatest and most inclusive constitutional provision is Article 21 states that no person shall be deprived of life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law commonly understood as “Right to life” includes Right to live with dignity”. In this context, it adds that “due to said sexual assault /hate crime, transgender could not live their lives with respect and dignity”.Kansal has made reference to the National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India (SCC 2014 5 SC 438) which granted recognition to the transgenders as “persons” under Article 14 of the Constitution.”In-spite of declaring transgender people to be a “Third Gender” by this Hon’ble Court, there is no provision / section in the Indian penal code which may protect the third gender from the sexual assault by male/ female or another transgender,” the plea states.Further, the petitioner adds that statistics have documented that incidents of sexual violence against transgenders indicate shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault where one in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives. Some of them have been sexually abused and assaulted while in jail and custody of the police,”Sexual assaults can be perpetrated by any individual; however, it is particularly startling when professionals who are in “helping” roles abuse their power and sexually assault individuals they are supposed to be serving. Fifteen percent of transgender individuals report being sexually assaulted while in police custody or jail. The main reason is that there is no security of transgender and they put in jail with male convicted. There are no separate jails or wards or security to transgender” – Excerpt of pleaMoreover, it is averred that even though the Delhi Police had informed the Delhi High Court that all cases concerning sexual harassment against transgenders will now be registered under Section 354A of the Indian Penal Code which deals with “assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty”, the statement given by Delhi Police before the Delhi High Court is not binding due to lack of proper enactment in law. “Secondly, it is not binding to police forces of other States in the country,” adds the petitioner.Furthermore, the plea stipulated that as India is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by Courts of India.”…..this is implicit from Article 51(C) and the enabling power of Parliament to enact law for implementing international conventions and norms by virtue of Article 253 read with Entry 14 of the Union List in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution,” the plea reads.In this context, the petitioner has sought a direction to the Centre to make appropriate writ, order or direction in the nature of mandamus directing the respondents to make appropriate modification / interpretation of Sections/ Provisions of IPC dealing with sexual assault to include transgender / transsexuals / Kinnar and eunuchs in the definitions.Additionally, the plea prays for directions to make gender-neutral sexual harassment mechanisms, pass an Anti-Discrimination Bill that penalizes discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender, adopt and implement the UDHR as well as to frame guidelines to protect the fundamental rights of third gender by giving them equal protection before law till such time as the legislature to safeguard by protecting third gender from sexual assault.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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