first_img Houses Projects United States Area:  4500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Mike Schwartz+ 26Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Sawyer Residence / Vladimir Radutny ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSawyer Residence / Vladimir Radutny Architects Manufacturers: Andersen Windows & Doors, Ann Sacks, Duravit, Diresco, Wood Harmony “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation•Chicago, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard City:ChicagoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mike SchwartzRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. Being tasked with converting this 100-year-old dilapidated Chicago two-flat into a single family home gave us an opportunity to respond to a question: How does one preserve and integrate the intangible building qualities of yesterday and today while breathing new life into an existing derelict shell? Our approach to the question entailed observing the existing “heaviness” of both material and space, considering the juxtaposition of restraint and ornamental excess, exploring qualities of openness alongside compartmentalization, and superimposing old craft with new traditions. Save this picture!© Mike SchwartzSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Mike SchwartzFurthermore, our interest in “phenomenal transparency” as a space-organizing strategy was tested here both in section and plan. Newly-introduced walnut millwork elements were programmed as stairs, walls, and storage; these elements physically and visually cut through space, connecting rooms and their adjacent zones. Salvaged old doors, hardware, and trim were seamlessly integrated with the new architectural language, keeping the design composition cohesive, and merging past and present together as one articulated thought.Save this picture!© Mike SchwartzSave this picture!© Mike SchwartzThe result is a home that is light, connected, and fully functional for a growing family. The project thus introduces new spatial meaning into an early 20th-century building, melding qualities from the past with a design logic and lifestyle for today. The exterior of this single family is thought of as an arrangement of continuous landscaped zones offering seasonal beauty for the homeowner, the neighbors, and an occasional passerby. The front, side, and rear yards are all stitched together using a similar material palette of crushed bluestone gravel, large pavers, and indigenous plants.Save this picture!© Mike SchwartzVarying in both color and aromas throughout the growing seasons, an urban landscape that is wild, yet beautiful is visible from the windows of both the home and the surrounding buildings. The principal element of this landscape project is the backyard, where the new sculpted deck transforms it into a place for gathering, refuge, and play. Composed of cascading cedar platforms, the homes main living floor extends and gradually descends to grade. Each step widens and turns, letting the imagination run wild with its myriad functions.Save this picture!© Mike SchwartzSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Mike SchwartzThe oversized privacy screen is integrated into the overall composition such that it is not perceived as a wall to the neighbor on the North, but as a new shared elevation in between. Treating the overlap and density of wood elements similar at both sides allows for light and shadow to be mutually appreciated. Over time, the planted “Virginia Creeper” ivy will take over the screen, eventually climbing the guide wire and transform the deck into a gazebo, adding extra shade and privacy as well as additional backyard splendor for all to admire.Save this picture!© Mike SchwartzProject gallerySee allShow lessThis Week in Architecture: Australia’s Tallest Tower and Questions about InfrastructureArchitecture NewsOrganic Farm in Cuchi, Vietnam Will Promote Closed-Cycle Organic FarmingUnbuilt Project Share CopyAbout this officeVladimir Radutny ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationChicagoUnited StatesPublished on August 18, 2018Cite: “Sawyer Residence / Vladimir Radutny Architects ” 18 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 One in five people leave a gift in their Wills, with the majority of legacies left going to animal charities, research from First4Lawyers has shown.First4Lawyers collated data on 2016 donation income from 15 of the UK’s biggest charities, and polled 2,000 people. Its figures show that gifts in Wills total an average £2 billion each year, with cancer charities receiving the biggest income from legacies but the highest number (43%) of legacies going to animal charities.According to First4Lawyers’s analysis of annual reports, out of the top 15 charities, Cancer Research UK received the most from legacies last year at £187m, from 6,000 gifts in Wills. RNLI was second with £118.5m, followed by Macmillan, at £76.8m.  The RSPCA received £71.4 million: three times more than the NSPCC, which received £23.4 million, with the PDSA, RSPB and Dogs Trust also all in the top 15 for income from legacies. % of people who leave a gift in their Will to each cause:Animal-related 42.93%Cancer-related 32.46%Other illnesses 20.42%Child-related 6.81%Poverty-related 13.61%Other 18.32%Of those surveyed, half say they are leaving the majority of their money and assets to their children while 1 in 8 do not plan leave their children anything. Over 90% of people will not be leaving anything for parents or friends, and 80% say siblings will not be included in their Wills. The survey also found older age groups less likely to leave a gift to charity: 1 In 5 of those aged 45+ said they would do so, compared to half of 18-24 year olds with a Will. Two-thirds of those who have not made a Will are over 55.First4Lawyers also found high levels of unawareness around the effect leaving money to charity can have on inheritance tax liability, with 80% unaware that leaving a gift to charity can reduce inheritance tax. The age groups least aware of this were 18-24 year olds (93%), and 25-34 year olds (87%). However, once made aware of the fact, they were also the most persuaded groups to leave a charity donation (40%), compared to over 55s (11%).Andrew Cullwick, spokesperson at First4Lawyers said:“It’s intriguing to see how many people are unaware that leaving a gift to charity can reduce inheritance tax, and that now armed with that knowledge, a quarter of people would be persuaded to change their mind.” Advertisement Tagged with: legacies legacy pledges Research / statistics Animal charities most popular for legacies, according to First4Lawyers figures  355 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  354 total views,  1 views today 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 Melanie May | 13 September 2017 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgProtesting against Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant policies in Jackson, Miss., Dec. 9.In another move in the disgusting game that is capitalist electoral politics, the racist, woman-hating, anti-immigrant, KKK-endorsed U.S. president, Donald Trump, became the first person to “tour” the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum that opened Dec. 9 in Jackson.The state’s Republican governor was trying to use Trump’s lying double-talk authority to induce public amnesia about Mississippi’s 300-year slaughter of people of color by white supremacists. Literally whitewashing history is part of the competition among Southern “right-to-work-for-less” states to get corporations to relocate there.But public outrage at Trump’s attendance was so intense that he could not speak at the public opening outside the museum, where he would surely have been booed and possibly disrupted. Trump had to hide out inside with a small crowd, mostly white politicos, donors, their families and carefully chosen journalists, in order to deliver brief remarks clearly scripted by someone else.Nobody has ever heard Trump utter such phrases before: ”the oppression, cruelty and injustice inflicted on the African-American community, the fight to end slavery, to break down Jim Crow, to end segregation, to gain the right to vote, and to achieve the sacred birthright of equality here.”Clearly not words written by a man who once inadvertently revealed he had no idea who the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass was. Nor by a man who said that the neo-Nazis who beat up anti-racists in Charlottesville, Va., and murdered one woman were “good people.”Then this violent, despicable racist revealed off-script his ultimate disdain for the bloody sacrifice of civil rights activists who died for the right to vote. Immediately after reading out his scripted lines, he ad-libbed: “Those are very big phrases. Very big words.”Because to Trump, the struggle against racism is not life and death. To him, the struggle is nothing but “big words.”His appearance at a civil rights museum was nothing but the figleaf of a photo-op — an attempt to hide how racist to the core U.S. “democratic” politics are.The progressive African-American mayor of Jackson, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, refused to attend the ceremony, where he would not have been allowed to speak anyway, saying: “I’m not going to be a part of a photo op.” (Jackson Free Press, Dec. 8)U.S. Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) also boycotted the ceremony, saying in a press release: “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum.” (JFP, Dec. 7) One of those civil rights veterans who spoke at the public ceremony was Myrlie Evers, the widow of martyred NAACP leader Medgar Evers, who was assassinated by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith at their Jackson home in 1963 in front of the Evers’ children.The life-and-death struggle for justice was condescended to and exploited by a U.S. president, who then reboarded Air Force One and flew off only one hour after touching down in Jackson.But those still in the struggle recognized him and the white supremacists for what they are — and denounced them.Speaking on behalf of the “direct political heirs” of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party that fought white supremacy, Jacqueline Amos said: “Trump has no place at a celebration of the very values and aspirations his presidency is clearly committed to destroy. Mr. President, leave Mississippi alone. We have had far too much experience with your kind already.” (JFP, Dec. 5)Talamieka Brice, who helped organize the 200 protesters assembled along Jackson streets, was vehement: “The ideology that was the catalyst that keeps people demonizing others, that needs to be in a museum, and Donald Trump is evidence that it is not.” (New York Times, Dec. 9)That ideology isn’t in a museum — yet. But all across the U.S. are signs of a growing struggle against the ideology that keeps demonization in place — the ideology of capitalism.And when there is a U.S. Museum of the Revolution, then Boss Trump will be nothing but a photo moment in a historical display of how ruling-class capitalist ideology was ultimately defeated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders today called on the Syrian authorities to specify charges against writer and cyber-dissident Habib Saleh, who was arrested by security agents on 6 May 2008 without any explanation.Saleh, 61, who has been arrested three times in seven years, was picked up while visiting markets in Tartus in the country’s north-west. His wife said his arrest was linked to publication of online articles on various websites, particularly Elaph (, which is censored in Syria because of its independent approach to news. “He was writing an article a day after coming out of prison. The Syrian authorities consider that he is breaking the rules imposed on subjects like religion, politics or repression on the part of the Syrian regime,” she told Reporters Without Borders.“Habib Saleh has already spent 27 months in prison because of articles he has posted online,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “He is once again being held secretly, after only eight months of freedom. We ask the authorities to provide information about the charges against him.”Saleh was sentenced to three years in prison during the “Damascus Spring” in 2002 and was released on 9 September 2004. He was again sentenced to three years in jail on 15 August 2006, under Article 286 of the criminal code for “publishing false news” in relation to articles posted online. He was released on 12 September 2007.Syria has a deserved listing on Reporters Without Borders roll of “Internet Enemies”. The country still applies state of emergency legislation established 45 years ago. The law on the Internet is very strict. Telecommunications minister, Amr Salem, decreed on 25 July 2007 that owners of websites must keep personal information about authors of articles and columns. Three cyber-dissidents are currently behind bars for having exercised their right to free expression on the Internet. March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News May 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for charges against cyberdissident Habib Saleh to be spelled out News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Follow the news on Syriacenter_img Receive email alerts RSF_en Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News February 3, 2021 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Organisation last_img read more

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes latest #1 Some Parts of Pasadena Without Power Due to Strong Winds City working to restore electricity wind expected to die down tomorrow STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, February 3, 2020 | 2:46 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newscenter_img The Santa Ana winds caused scattered power outages on Monday, leaving many customers without power.“Our crews are in full force. They’re all out working hard to restore power and doing what they can to restore power as quickly as possible,” said Marge Otto, Pasadena Water and Power spokesperson.Otto described the outages as a “handful.”Winds near the Los Angeles County mountains gusted up to 80 mph overnight according to the National Weather Service. By midday, Monday wind gusts had dropped to 64 mph.The winds are supposed to die down by Tuesday afternoon.The wind toppled trees across the region.Santa Ana winds develop from high pressure over the great basin and the upper Mojave Desert.In 2011, some of the strongest Santa Ana winds ever recorded battered Altadena and Pasadena, forcing local officials to close school. The winds, which exceeded 100 mph, toppled dozens of trees and knocked out power in some parts of town for over a week. The windstorm forced city officials to declare a state of emergency.According to Pasadena Police Department Spokesman Lt. William Grisafe. the wind has caused a significant number of calls for service since it started last night for downed trees, damaged cars, burglar alarms, and downed wires. 11 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

first_img Top of the News Government Assemblymember Holden Introduces the Stop Investment in Turkey Act Published on Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 1:55 pm Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Make a comment Community News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced the Stop Investment in Turkey Act, AB 1019, that will mandate the state stop all new investments or renew existing investments issued or owned by Turkey using the full force of the California government to pressure Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide and takes steps towards justice to its victims.“An unrepentant Turkey prevents justice for the families of Armenian Genocide survivors, and makes Turkey a more dangerous country for their minority communities and neighboring Armenia,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Continued investment in the Government of Turkey signals implicit support for their actions, and it needs to stop.”California is home to the largest population of Armenians in the nation and most of them are of direct descendants of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Despite efforts by state and federal governments around the world to encourage Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the government of Turkey continues to engage in an ongoing campaign of genocide denial and imposes an illegal economic blockade on neighboring Armenia.“The ANCA Western Region is grateful to Assemblymember Chris Holden for introducing this bill,” remarked Nora Hovsepian, Esq., Chair of the ANCA Western Region. “When passed, it will go a long way toward holding Turkey accountable both for the Armenian Genocide and for the continued genocidal policies it has recently pursued in supporting Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenia and Artsakh, including its own provision of foreign mercenaries to attack innocent Armenian civilians and ethnically cleanse the Armenian presence from our ancestral Homeland. We look forward to working with Assemblymember Holden and his colleagues to ensure that this bill is passed and signed into law.”Current California law established by AB 1320 (in 2019), can impose economic sanctions against Turkey for not recognizing its responsibility for the Armenia Genocide, but only upon passage of federal sanctions specifically for Turkey’s denial of the Armenian Genocide.Since passage of AB 1320 the United States Government has taken significant action against Turkey. At the end of 2019 the United States Congress formally recognized the Armenian Genocide (HRES 296 and SRES 150) with bipartisan and overwhelming support. In 2020, The Executive Branch imposed sanctions on Turkey on over a multibillion-dollar acquisition of a Russian missile system.“Now is the time for California to stand up for truth and justice for the Armenian Genocide with meaningful action,” said Holden. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Foreclosure Related Articles Fighting Off Foreclosures Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Fighting Off Foreclosures Foreclosure 2017-08-08 Alison Rich Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. About Author: Alison Rich The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Newscenter_img August 8, 2017 1,744 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Siding with CFPB Next: HUD: Enough is Enough Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wrapped up 15,683 foreclosure prevention actions in May, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) May Foreclosure Prevention Report. This brings the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to 3,914,668 since the inception of the conservatorships back in September 2008. More than half of the actions reported for May—or 10,769—were permanent loan modifications, compared with 11,328 in April. All told, since September 2008, the Enterprises have granted permanent loan mods to 2,076,345 distressed homeowners.Along those same lines, the share of modifications with principal forbearance accounted for 25 percent of all permanent modifications in May, according to the report. Modifications with extend-term only leapt to 45 percent during the month thanks to ongoing positive headwinds in house prices. Additionally, a combined 1,489 short sales and deeds-in-lieu sealed in May. There were 10 percent more—or 1,650—in April.As for the Enterprises mortgage performance metrics, the serious delinquency rate spiraled down further, plunging from 1.01 percent at the close of April to 0.98 percent at the end of May. Loans 30–59 days’ delinquent charted at 402,780 in April; they stood at 348,141 in May. Continuing their downward trajectory, 60-plus-days’ delinquent loans hit 1.3 percent in May, decreasing from April’s 1.34 percent.In terms of Fannie and Freddie foreclosures, third-party and foreclosure sales jumped 9 percent, from 5,523 in April to 6,042 in May. Foreclosure starts tumbled 13 percent from 17,056 in April to 14,905 in May.The top five reasons for delinquency in May included curtailment of income (21 percent), excessive obligations (22 percent), unemployment (7 percent), illness of principal mortgagor or family member (6 percent), and marital difficulties (3 percent). Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Gardai in Donegal warn of resurgence in petrol station break-ins WhatsApp By News Highland – October 30, 2019 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleMassive power outage affecting parts of LetterkennyNext articleUpdate: Power restored to all areas of Letterkenny News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Gardai in Donegal are warning rural petrol station owners locally to be on high alert over what’s been described as a resurgence of break ins. Filling stations in Carlow and Kilkenny have been targeted in recent weeks with Gardai here advising that gangs are very mobile and could potentially travel on to the county.Last winter, up to eight such businesses in Donegal were hit by a criminal gang with some later apprehended by Gardai in the Donegal Town area.Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paula Wallace is urging business owners to urgently review their security measures:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employers have expressed relief over the Government’s decision not tosignificantly amend the Employment Relations Act 1999. It was feared the DTI’s review of the legislation would bow to unionpressure and grant a range of concessions, including the extension of unionrecognition rights. However, the Act will remain largely unchanged, a move labelled ‘commonsense’ by CBI deputy director-general John Cridland. Announcing the findings of the review last week, employment minister AlanJohnson said changes were unnecessary because the legislation was workingsuccessfully in its current form. He said the Act was delivering better working conditions and promoting a newclimate of co-operation between employers and staff. “We’ve got the lowest levels of industrial action on record, thehighest employment on record and the largest number of recognition deals. Thislegislation is working and is a success. “Trade unions will take up whatever opportunity arises and they sent usa long list of demands. Some elements have only been in place for 22 months, sowe weren’t going to change them fundamentally,” Johnson said. The DTI has announced several minor changes to the Act. It has agreed toprovide earlier access rights to unions in recognition cases and establish anew legal right for workers to use union services. The review also clarified the right to be accompanied at disciplinaryprocedures, which should allow companions to actively participate, rather thanjust observe. The TUC wanted the Government to make it easier for unions to win statutoryrecognition ballots and abolish the exclusion of employers with less than 21employees. Sarah Veale, senior employment officer at the TUC, said she was disappointedthe DTI had failed to reform any key areas of the Act. “The truth is, the DTI has gone along with the business lobby and we’revery disappointed. The Act itself is a step in the right direction but doesn’tgo far enough,” she Feedback from the professionEmployment Act review is victory for ‘common sense’ Diane Sinclair, lead adviser on public policy, CIPD: “We very muchwelcome this pragmatic approach to the review of the Act. The law has largely workedwell, with fewer disputes than might have been feared when it was introduced.There’s no evidence that the central features of the Act should bechanged.” David Yeandle, EEF deputy director of employment policy: “TheGovernment must ensure any amendments which are subsequently made to the Actimprove its operation in a practical way and avoid changes that could damagethe industrial relations climate.” John Edmonds, general secretary, GMB: “The Government has capitulatedto the demands of the CBI and has left workers vulnerable by not strengtheningunion recognition rights or protecting workers while they are on a legalstrike.” John Cridland, deputy director-general, CBI: “The unions may huff andpuff but most people will see the Government’s decision to leave the keyprovisions of the act alone as a victory for common sense.” DTI supports existing employment relationsOn 4 Mar 2003 in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented attempt to prevent an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, Senator Braun is joining Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) resolution to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution after 25 days.Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are original cosponsors of the proposed Hawley rule.Senator Braun said, “Nearly three weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi and her liberal cohorts voted to impeach President Trump, but rather than fulfill their constitutional duty and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate they’ve opted to play more partisan games. In the real world, it’s put up or shut up, which is why I’m introducing a mandate that forces Speaker Pelosi to deliver the articles of impeachment within 25 days. If Pelosi doesn’t think her case is strong enough to deliver within that timeframe then the Senate should be allowed to dismiss the case so we can get back to real problems like lowering the price of prescription drugs and passing USMCA.” Senator Hawley said, “Speaker Pelosi started this bogus impeachment by claiming President Trump was an urgent ‘threat to democracy’ who had to be removed now. But after a bipartisan vote against the articles in the House, and with the public opposed to the Democrats’ partisan games, Pelosi has changed her tune. Now she wants to prevent a Senate trial, perhaps indefinitely. But the Constitution gives the Senate sole power to adjudicate articles of impeachment, not the House. If Speaker Pelosi is afraid to try her case, the articles should be dismissed for failure to prosecute and Congress should get back to doing the people’s business.”Senator Rick Scott said, “Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are making a mockery of our government. Democrats have wanted to impeach Donald Trump since he came down that escalator four years ago. They just hate Trump. But Chairman Schiff did a great job showing the American people that the President did nothing wrong and that this is just an effort to undo the 2016 election. If Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to send the articles to the Senate, we should dismiss the articles of impeachment and get back to work on all the things that aren’t getting done, like securing the border, passing No Budget, No Pay and lowering the cost of prescription drugs.”Senator Blackburn said, “After three years of searching for a reason to impeach this president, Democrats in the House cannot seem to find the time to send over the articles of impeachment. Impeachment ought to be reserved for high crimes and misdemeanors – acts that, if identified, require the timely and prompt removal of a president. If House Democrats are so confident in their findings, they ought to have no problem sending the articles over within a 25 day deadline.”BACKGROUND:The Senate has adopted a set of 26 rules that govern all impeachment proceedings, known as the “Rules of Procedure and Practice in the Senate When Sitting on Impeachment Trials.” Those Rules presume prompt delivery of the articles of impeachment to the Senate following their adoption by the House. Historically, the House delivered articles of impeachment to the Senate for action almost simultaneously with the vote to impeach. During the Clinton impeachment, for example, the articles were transmitted to the Senate the same day they were approved. Consequently, the current Senate rules have no mechanism to address Speaker Pelosi’s unprecedented attempt to prevent a Senate trial by withholding the articles after the President has been impeached.Speaker Pelosi’s gambit raises grave constitutional concerns. Article 1, Section 3 gives the Senate the “sole” power to try impeachment cases. But if the Speaker refuses to transmit the articles after the President has been impeached, she could prevent the Senate from exercising its constitutional prerogative, perhaps indefinitely.Senator Hawley’s resolution would amend the Senate’s impeachment rules to prevent this abuse of the Constitution and protect the Senate’s sole power to try impeachment. The resolution would allow the Senate to dismiss for lack of prosecution any articles of impeachment that the House of Representatives has delayed transmitting for 25 calendar days or more. Under this new rule, any Senator would be entitled to move to dismiss once the allotted time period had elapsed. Any motion to dismiss would be voted upon by the full Senate.Text of the proposed Hawley rule can be found below.Title: Amending the Rules of Procedure and Practice in the Senate When Sitting on Impeachment Trials. Resolved, That rule I of the Rules of Procedure and Practice in the Senate When Sitting on Impeachment Trials is amended to read as follows:“I. Whensoever the Senate shall receive notice from the House of Representatives that managers are appointed on their part to conduct an impeachment against any person and are directed to carry articles of impeachment to the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall immediately inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is ready to receive the managers for the purpose of exhibiting such articles of impeachment, agreeably to such notice. If, following adoption of such articles, the House of Representatives does not so notify the Senate or otherwise provide for such articles to be exhibited to the Senate within 25 calendar days from the date of adoption of the articles, as recorded in the Journal of the House of Representatives, the articles shall be deemed exhibited before the Senate and it shall be in order for any Senator to offer a motion to dismiss the articles with prejudice for failure by the House of Representatives to prosecute such articles. Such motion shall be voted on by a majority vote without debate by the yeas and nays which shall be entered on the record.”last_img read more