Livestock Feed Limited ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feed Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feed Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feed Limited (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Garden House / Joaquín Alvado Bañón

first_imgGarden House / Joaquín Alvado BañónSave this projectSaveGarden House / Joaquín Alvado Bañón Projects Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 26 Share CopyHouses•Alicante, Spain “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs 2012 Garden House / Joaquín Alvado Bañón ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  David FrutosSave this picture!© David FrutosText description provided by the architects. It is a Project that research the relation between nature and architecture. We discuss the concept of a private garden with a single house in a low density program in the city. It is a rethinking, in a sustainable way of life, to transform the way of promoting the east side of Spain. Save this picture!© David FrutosThe ground floor occupies the entire plot. The vertical elements of the structure merge with the tree trunks. Glass separates the interior from the exterior, limestone paving entering and leaving. An uncertain relationship is established between what is happening inside and outside, between the edges. Radiant floor heating makes this design condition comfortable. Save this picture!© David FrutosThe design establishes the natural/artificial relationship at every level. The distribution of the house descends to level 0 while the garden climbs to the upper storeys. The aim of this condition was that the blend of architecture and landscape should be present in every sphere of the project. Walk on earth and damp grass at every level of the house, breathe in its Mediterranean nature.Save this picture!© David FrutosThree generations in one place led to suggesting three life options. The ground floor is a shared environment but the upper storeys, dismembered by their entrances, allow more privacy. The idea sprang from seeing three ways to live in the same surroundings, three objects related to a single context. Private and public are part of the dwelling brief and as such are included as a working condition.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe stairs to the upper floors divide the built volumes into specific programmes. Structurally, because of earthquake risk, three independent structures had to be designed. They are stabilised by the sloping slabs that take the vegetation to the upper floors. The staircases are independent structures and some flights are only accessible to those occupying particular rooms. Save this picture!© David FrutosThe built and plant elements combine into a structure of related fragments. Real things and their images generate combinations that multiply, endowing the project with this condition of unreality. The reflex glazing used on different planes of F brings the vegetation and the sky into the façades. Because the mirror-glazed elements are sliding and the weather changes, they make the project a live and dynamic thing.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe sloping planes introduce elements of the brief that establish bonds between the public nature of the ground floor and the private nature of the upper floors. The ramp entering the garage and those that raise the vegetation to the upper floors are public zones within the private spheres of the building. Places for encounters, meeting places. We had images of someone climbing a tree to be on his or her own, of cabins in the wood or tree houses.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe design work consisted of finding the relationships between the limits of the inhabited surroundings. Process was exciting because new discoveries were made day by day. The plot is a void and a fullness, a landscape and nothing, a volume and a plane. The result is a thought between volume and landscape with the town as a backdrop.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’Wolf D. Prix & Partner: 7+ Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements’ Coop Himm…ArticlesWuhan Marine Science and Research Tower Proposal / ACID + AaL + Studio méta-Articles Share “COPY” Architects: Joaquín Alvado Bañón Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain CopyAbout this officeJoaquín Alvado BañónOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlicanteHousesSpainPublished on December 17, 2012Cite: “Garden House / Joaquín Alvado Bañón” 17 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger

Help by sharing this information March 26, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leaders urged to intercede on behalf of Saudi blogger RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Saudi Arabia NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa News April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi authorities, who alone have the power to overturn the inhumane sentence passed on Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation News Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Badawi could easily be flogged again tomorrow (Friday), while his wife has reported that he is to be retried by Saudi Arabia’s supreme court.A retrial could be positive or disastrous for Badawi, who was sentenced last November to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, triggering protests throughout the world. The retrial could result in his sentence being reduced, but it could also result in a death sentence on a charge of apostasy.Reporters Without Borders has been campaigning tirelessly for months for diplomatic action in support of Badawi.In a joint initiative, the international secretariat of Reporters Without Borders, its national sections and its foreign bureaux have written to heads of state and government urging them to intercede with the Saudi authorities on behalf of Badawi.The international secretariat has written to US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart, François Hollande. The Swiss section has written to Swiss Confederation President Simonetta Sommaruga. The German section, Reporter Ohne Grenzen, has written to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Spanish section has written to Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy and former King Juan Carlos.Reporter Ohne Grenzen also requested the support of Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on 4 March, before an official visit to Riyadh where he met with King Slaman. Speaking ahead of the meeting, Gabriel said the severity of the sentence was “unfathomable” for the German government and was “straining bilateral ties.”The international section launched a petition for Badawi’s release that was handed in to the Saudi embassy in Paris on 15 January. So far it has more than 45,000 signatures.Reporters Without Borders has organized a series of pro-Badawi demonstrations outside the Saudi embassy in Paris since January. Reporter Ohne Grenzen and Amnesty International staged a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Berlin on 22 January. March 9, 2021 Find out more read more

‘Survivor Bill of Rights’ is Gaining Traction

first_img California Foreclosure Foreclosure Relief Non-Borrowing Spouses 2016-05-24 Brian Honea ‘Survivor Bill of Rights’ is Gaining Traction Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Share Save Related Articles Previous: Where are the Best Markets for Flipping? Next: Coalition Pushes for Stricter Wall Street Regulation Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 24, 2016 2,051 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: California Foreclosure Foreclosure Relief Non-Borrowing Spouses Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ‘Survivor Bill of Rights’ is Gaining Traction Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A “survivor bill of rights,” or bill that would protect families from foreclosure after the death of the primary mortgage noteholder, has gained traction in California and is likely to see a vote in the state Senate this week.Senate Bill 1150, authored by Senators Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani, has already passed in the Senate Banking and Senate Judiciary Committees.California led the nation in providing foreclosure relief in 2012 when it passed the Homeowner Bill of Rights, which offered certain protections to homeowners. That Bill of Rights did not include protections for surviving family members who are not listed on the mortgage following the death of the borrower.“Instead of getting basic information on how to proceed with a home loan following the death of a loved one, surviving spouses and children face a labyrinth of paperwork and conflicting directions and requests, which only prolongs their grief,” Leno said. “Many family members unnecessarily lose their homes without ever knowing they had the right to assume the loan or seek foreclosure remedies. Before more families give up, we must step in.”Under SB 1150, the responsibilities of a mortgage lender or servicer are clarified for situations in which the borrower dies and a surviving family homeowner not named on the mortgage wants to assume the loan. SB 1150 ensures that heirs are accurately educated regarding loan assumption and foreclosure preventions. The legislation also calls for a single point of contact (SPOC) to be established for the survivors to communicate with the lender, and it also gives survivors the ability to apply simultaneously for a loan modification and loan assumption.California was one of the states hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis. Even six years after foreclosure activity in the country peaked, foreclosure levels remain elevated in the state due to the high population. According to CoreLogic, for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2016, there were 23,000 foreclosures completed in California, which ranked fourth among states behind only Florida, Michigan, and Texas. Even with the high number of completed foreclosures, California’s foreclosure inventory—percentage of residential mortgages in some state of foreclosure—was only 0.4 percent in March, which was close to one-third of the national average for the month of 1.1 percent.Click here to view the complete legislation.last_img read more

On the move

first_img Comments are closed. Thanet Council in Kent has appointed Christine Shepherd as its new HRmanager. She joins from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where she managedthe housing directorate’s HR and training team. She now has more than 20 yearsHR experience since she started her career at the London Borough of Lambeth.She has been charged with developing a progressive HR service across thecouncil. Keith Green is the new chief learning officer at the Royal Mail. The role isnewly created and Green joins the organisation from an HR consultancy. He waspreviously the managing director of the Qtab management consultancy, which hasnow ceased trading. Tony Green has joined DHL Aviation Europe as head of HR. In his newposition, he will be based in Brussels, with responsibility for 6,000 staffacross western Europe. He has been promoted from a similar position at DHL inthe UK. He will lead the organisational development of the aviation group toensure global HR policy is implemented throughout his area. He will also beresponsible for the consistent application of the HR framework throughout theaviation group. Previous Article Next Article On the moveOn 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

OH&W Awards – ‘If directors buy into the strategy, you are going to have a much better success rate’

first_imgRelated posts: Technology company Arm’s headquarters building in Cambridge Winner of the ‘Best wellbeing initiative’ in last year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards, Office Athletes has forged a close health and wellbeing partnership with Cambridge technology company Arm, a collaboration that led to the innovative use of ‘geocaching’ and augmented reality to get employees up and out from their desks.  The Office Athletes team at Cambridge-based technology company Arm is a prime example of how, even in a competitive OH market increasingly marked by contract ‘churn’, it is still perfectly possible as a contracted provider to build a deep, long-term and extremely rich client/contractor partnership.“Arm started out as Acorn Computers, operating out of a converted barn outside Cambridge nearly 30 years ago. Now, Arm technology reaches 70% of the world’s population. We’ve been with Arm for about 15 years now; we are very bespoke to it,” explains Elliot Fraser, Cambridge gym manager and lead of the Office Athletes wellbeing team at Arm.“When we first took the contract on there were 500 people here and now there are more than 2,500. We have grown with Arm all the way and have tried to give it the most bespoke services that we can as possible really,” he adds.Arm, via Office Athletes, won last year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards ‘Best wellbeing initiative’. There is more detail in the panel below but its Arm-GO ‘geocaching’ initiative was both innovative and clever in how it resonated with the organisation’s predominantly young, tech-savvy (but also sedentary) workforce and got them up and about and more active around Cambridge“We have to do a certain number of wellbeing initiatives every year, and we try to be creative and do stuff we will enjoy as well as that we think will get the greatest footfall. It was our physio who originally had the idea of doing something along the lines of geocaching,” recalls Elliot.“We looked at various apps and applications and recognised that Pokémon Go was really popular. We knew our demographic here; they are all young and on their smartphones and, of course, Arm is a technology company. So making it phone-based was never going to be a problem.“It just kind of snowballed from there. It was really integral to get all the maps and technology working properly on everyone’s phones; it wasn’t easy but we did have the budget to build it, which was great. And we’ve been able to use that to springboard loads of other ideas,” he adds.Lunch-and-learn workshopsAlongside this specific initiative, Office Athletes runs an extensive wellbeing education programme including delivering ‘lunch-and-learn’ workshops at the company’s UK sites including Cambridge, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester and Sheffield.“On top of that wellbeing education side, there is a full-time physiotherapist on-site, sports massage, health assessments, ergonomic assessments and a fully functional gym,” explains Scott Taylor, Arm UK health and wellbeing manager.“The people team at Arm also works very closely with Office Athletes and if we ever need to link up with the occupational health side of things, there is a company we can use locally for that,” he adds.The fact Arm’s workforce, as with most office-based jobs, is predominantly sedentary means musculoskeletal work and awareness-raising is an ongoing priority on the health and wellbeing side.“There is a lot of musculoskeletal and ergonomic assessment work,” explains Scott. “We are trying to increase physical activity throughout the day beyond just encouraging people taking breaks, although that is an important side of it, too. The on-site physio will also work with people directly if they have got a specific MSK issue. We also finding we’re branching out more and more into stress and mental health as well.”On that note, one benefit the team hadn’t forecast from the Arm-GO initiative was that it didn’t just get people moving physically, it was also beneficial from a social, mental and emotional health perspective.“A lot of people were just tending to sit at their desks most of the day. Some had just moved to Cambridge from various parts of the world and they had no idea what was around,” says Elliott.“So getting them outside, finding them different things to do around Cambridge, having a walk around was really helpful. Many of them ended up doing it in groups as well; it was really nice to see people talking to each other, ‘where did you find this one?’, ‘can you answer this puzzle, I’m stuck on it?’ and so on.“We could tell when each QR code was scanned. We could tell people were scanning them at 8pm and we could see people were doing them on the weekends, getting their kids and families involved. So it really did more than I thought it would,” he adds.How to make change ‘stick’What, then, do Scott and Elliot believe is the secret to making this sort of initiative, or even just health and wellbeing generally, ‘stick’ organisationally?“I think any behaviour change has to come from the hierarchy, modelled from the director level. If the directors buy into the strategy that you are trying to implement, then you are going to have a much better success rate moving forward,” says Scott.“Our senior leaders very much did this; they bought into the project, some of them even did it themselves. You could do it in work time due to Arm’s approach to flexible working,” he adds.“Arm-GO was a very specific event, but it was important that the foundations were already there,” agrees Elliot. “The fact people are already able to work freely and go to the gym at lunchtime or had perhaps participated in other events that we do and all our education – if that hadn’t been there initially, I don’t think it would have led to the fundamental change it did,” agrees Elliot.Being recognised through the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards has certainly been beneficial in terms of raising the profile of the work Office Athletes does within Arm, both Scott and Elliot agree. But it has also had wider benefits within Arm in terms of highlighting its ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of employees.On top of that, while winning is of course always great, just the process of entering an award can be valuable because it forces you to reflect upon what you’re doing, what you’ve achieved, and how you’re delivering services.As Scott points out: “I remember it just popped up on my email and we’d had such a good time building Arm-GO and we’d showcased it well, we just thought, why not? Why not just submit it and see what happens?“Another benefit to me has been in terms of seeing what other people are doing, of reading some of the other winners and shortlisted entries; we can just take ideas from there and make them our own! But if it also raise awareness, and the profile, of what we’re doing, that’s even better,” he adds.The Arm/Office Athletes team in a nutshellTeam of eight working with Arm, predominantly at the technology company’s Cambridge headquarters.Includes strength & conditioning coaches, sports performance specialists, physiotherapists, health assessors, and nutritionists, but also has access to an occupational health provider if need be.Serving approximately 2,500 employeesHow ARM became an OH&W winnerArm, entered by Office Athletes, won in the ‘Best wellbeing initiative’ category for creating a wellbeing-based geocaching event based around the augmented reality game Pokémon Go.Geocaching events use participants’ mobile device-based GPS to help find containers at specific locations. Arm created its own bespoke event to encourage its largely office-based staff to become more active.The Arm-GO game saw employees download a map that marked eight locations in its base of Cambridge. Using the GPS on their phones, they then had to visit each location and scan a hidden QR code to reveal a further puzzle to solve. Once they had visited all eight sites, they had to submit their answers to each of the puzzles to be entered into a prize draw.The company found most employees chose to play Arm-GO during their lunchbreak and immediately after work, suggesting they were spending more time outside during their working day.Our judges described the entry as “a good example of creating wellbeing activity bespoke to cultures and age profile” and an initiative that had “been delivered within a tight budget but has clearly delivered positive results.” OH&W Awards – ‘We are very focused on ensuring mental health is not swept under the carpet’By taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, one combining healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellbeing, changing habits and leadership, the… One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safetyOne in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often… OH&W Awards – ‘If directors buy into the strategy, you are going to have a much better success rate’By Nic Paton on 3 Jul 2020 in OH & Wellbeing Awards, Musculoskeletal disorders, Occupational Health, Wellbeing and health promotion, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article No comments yet. 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Estate agent erects 200 boards supporting campaign to stop new homes

first_imgAn estate agent in Essex has caused a stir by backing a local campaign to stop more homes being build, a move that even the initiative’s director has described as ‘ironic’.Two-year-old firm Acasa Homes has paid for 200 boards to be erected around its home town of Rochford near Basildon in Essex calling for planning permission to be revoked for a 660-home development by Bloor Homes.Acasa Homes’ founder Hugo Rodrigues has admitted to local media that ‘it doesn’t make sense’ for an estate agent to be opposing the building of new homes but that the town’s infrastructure cannot support any more people living in the town.“We’re hoping that because we’re an estate agent, it has a positive effect on the campaign,” he told the local newspaper.“When it comes to the development, there’s no common sense and it’s stupid.“It doesn’t add anything to the town. There are no new schools or GP surgeries and the road runs right through the town. It’s baffling.”Melanie English, the organiser of the campaign, says she is ‘delighted’ with the support of Acasa Homes, but has admitted: “It’s ironic that an estate agency is opposing houses being built”.The campaign is seeking to reverse Rochford District Council’s adopted local developments plan, which includes the Bloor Homes site.The council’s leader has rejected calls to stop any more homes being built in the area, claiming that £10 million has been extracted from developers so far to fund local amenities and infrastructure projects. bloor homes Acasa Homs Hugo Rodrigues Essex November 7, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Estate agent erects 200 boards supporting campaign to stop new homes previous nextLand & New HomesEstate agent erects 200 boards supporting campaign to stop new homesLocal campaigners admit it’s ironic that local firm Acasa Homes is opposed to more homes being built.Nigel Lewis7th November 20190713 Viewslast_img read more

Thousands stolen in Corpus JCR theft

first_imgCorpus Christi has been subject to a major theft, with £1,300 disappearing from the room of the JCR Treasurer.In an email sent to JCR members on Saturday evening, Treasurer Gege Parthasarathy said, “Last night £1,300 of JCR money was stolen from my room… This is really serious and the exec are in the process of contacting the police as a result of the Dean’s advice in hope that this can be resolved.”The email was signed by Parthasarathy, in addition to current JCR President Erika Pheby, JCR VP Harry Begg, and former President Patricia Stephenson, and called for information on the robbery.On Saturday night the source of the money in Parthasarathy’s room remained unclear. The email stated that the money was “going to be banked this [Saturday] morning.”JCR member Aled Jones commented, “After the glorious ecstasy of last night’s Christmas bop, it was terrible to hear about the theft. Hopefully the swift action that was taken will mean that this can be resolved soon.”A member of Corpus JCR’s executive said that the committee are currently unable to comment.last_img read more

Exeter offers protesting students “more expensive” deal

first_img“However, it’s important that we recognise that the college have come to us with a proposal, and hopefully they will concede to negotiations concerning the details of the proposal to make this an offer that benefits both the students and the college.”As well as proposing this offer, the Rector has also offered to hold an open meeting next Tuesday at 1pm.Although it is unclear exactly what form the meeting will take, the decision has attracted a positive reaction from students. Nathan Ellis, an Exeter second-year said, “This demonstrates that the action of students to show college how angry they are is working but also that we need to keep going, in order to secure a real reduction in the catering charge.”In order to maintain the boycott, students have set up a ‘Hallternative kitchen’ in the JCR kitchen. In a JCR motion passed to provide a £150 float for the project, “Sam and friends” promised to “cook for everyone each night this week.”Sam Perkins, the organiser, explained, “When we did the one-day boycott last trinity, we provided food all day for the whole JCR. It was a big task, but it really aided the morale of the event. We thought this longer boycott would benefit from having cheap and convenient food reliably every night – and the camaraderie of everyone coming together has cemented the student solidarity too.”However, the success of the ‘Hallternative kitchen’ has sparked more confusion over college costs. One of the emergency cooks explained, “While the Catering Charge covers overheads, the prices we pay per meal are supposed to solely cover the ingredients – yet we have been producing comparable food for £1.50 a night (£1 on Monday), compared to £3.15 in Hall. Where does all our money go? If only we knew.”The ‘Hallternative kitchen’ was established following its brief closure last Sunday. The kitchen, which is the only on-site self-catering provision was locked by the college’s Junior Dean due to an “almighty mess”.Saturday 22nd February also saw a banner promoting the ongoing hall boycott controversially confiscated from a student’s room.The banner stated “Exeter: Most expensive college #ctcc” and had been hanging from a window. The Rector explained the move: “Our attention was drawn to the banner, hanging from a window above Turl Street, by the University’s security personnel. The College rules forbid students from hanging objects from their windows. Our Junior Dean therefore removed the banner.”Sunday night saw an emergency JCR motion debated which proposed, “That College provide redress for their failure to meet their obligations to a tenant”, and “That College refund students for the cost of the banner”. As protests continue, Exeter College has offered its JCR and MCR an alternative to the catering charge.The offer, which was made on Wednesday 26th February, proposes to replace the £840 mandatory annual flat-fee paid by students living-in with a £598 termly mandatory charge which would cover three meals in college on weekdays along with brunch and dinner on weekends.Students living out would have to pay £150 per term, which would be redeemable against meals in hall. In this scenario individual meal prices would increase.In an email to the JCR, the Rector explained the proposal. “College is now offering to replace the catering charge with two kinds of meal plan… For students who live in: a flat cost of £598 per term (added to your battels) will cover three meals a day, every week day in full term, and brunch and dinner at weekends. This works out at £10.67 a day and includes the cost of food and overheads.”JCR President, Richard Collett-White, told Cherwell, “The JCR is pleased that genuine negotiations are now taking place, though I am doubtful we will come to an agreement just yet.“We have yet to discuss the proposal as a JCR, but I know many students have reservations which we will need to thrash out.”Other students were more openly condemnatory. Orock Nsoatabe, a second year, told Cherwell, “When I was living in college I barely went to hall at all. With this offer I would have paid £1,800 a year for next to nothing. Even if you were to go to hall, £10.67 is still a lot for a day’s worth of food.”An anonymous Exeter student added to that sentiment saying, “The email we received told us ‘the student body needs to choose this solution, or stick with the catering charge.’ That’s a worse hostage situation than the first Die Hard movie.”Owen Donovan, a third year English student, concurred, “I personally do have a problem with the tone of the Rector’s e-mail and the ultimatum that it contained. I hope that going forward college authorities will be open to negotiation rather than the offer of only two options.last_img read more

IMPD Officers Sued For Destroying Homeless Camp

first_imgFiled in the Southern Indiana District Court on behalf of five plaintiffs, the complaint claims the two officers went to the homeless camp at the intersection of South Pine and East Georgia streets in Indianapolis on the morning of Dec. 17. They are alleged to have removed the personal belongings of the plaintiffs and thrown everything away without giving prior notice or providing the opportunity for the items to be retrieved.The ACLU of Indiana asserts the officers’ seizure and destruction of the plaintiffs’ property violated Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable seizure and the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of due process.“The plaintiffs had not abandoned their property, and there was no legal justification for officers to seize and destroy their personal property,” Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director, said in a press release. “Officers made no attempt to offer the plaintiffs an opportunity to reclaim their property. All the belongings were thrown away.”Currently, the identities of the officers are unknown. However, Falk said if they do not come forward, they will be identified during discovery by reviewing Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department records of police runs.The city of Indianapolis said it could not comment on the pending lawsuit.According to the complaint, the five plaintiffs have resided for some time underneath the railroad overpass on the “little-traveled street” east of downtown Indianapolis. When the two police officers arrived, all the plaintiffs, except for Allen Hostetler, had left the area.The officers, the complaint alleges, grabbed Hostetler’s ankles and dragged him out of his tent. In the process, they damaged his cell phone, which Hostetler uses to obtain odd jobs.Then the officers gave Hostetler five minutes to gather his possessions. He was not able to secure all of his property, nor was he allowed to safeguard some of the property that belonged to the other plaintiffs.After five minutes, a handful of workers who had arrived with a large white flat-bed truck began throwing the remaining items into the trailer of the truck.“At no time did the officers or anyone else inform Mr. Hostetler of where he or the other plaintiffs could go to reclaim the property,” the complaint says. “Instead it was clear that the property was being disposed of as trash.”Under IMPD General Order 1.21, homeless individuals must be given a written notice seven days in advance of removal of their personal property and verbal notification 24 hours prior to the cleanup of the camp. Also, the order states personal property should not be destroyed unless it creates a health hazard.Among the items taken from the five plaintiffs were prescription medication, clothes, blankets, mattresses, heaters, and tents. In addition, one plaintiff, Michael Miller, lost his birth certificate and Social Security card.The plaintiffs claim there was no legal justification to seize and destroy their property. They are asking for a hearing and the award of damages.“Depriving these community members of what little property they have lacks compassion and will not solve public safety concerns,” Jane Henegar, executive director of the ACLU of Indiana, said in a statement. “To address concerns regarding homelessness in Indianapolis, elected officials should look into housing alternatives rather than further displacing an already destitute community.”The case is Allen Hostetler, Vance Briggs, Michael Miller, Angela Day, George Bishop v. John Doe 1 and John Doe 2, members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sued in their individual capacities, 1:18-cv-3995. IMPD Officers Sued For Destroying Homeless CampDecember 20, 2018Marilyn Odendahl FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lawyer Daily The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Wednesday against two as yetunidentified Indianapolis police officers, alleging they unlawfully seized and destroyed the belongings of five homeless individuals who had been living under a railroad bridge.  last_img read more