The legend of St. Valentine

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first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT TAGSSaint ValentineValentines Day Previous articleBreaking News: Apopka police arrest two suspects on drug chargesNext articleHalf marathon coming to the Lake Apopka North Shore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Please enter your name here GreetingsIn addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines. Please enter your comment! The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.A pagan festival in February Did You Know?Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear The history of Valentine Day is gory, glad I didn’t live in that era. I remember exchanging Valentines at an tender age with my school classmates during the classes. It was allowed at the schools I attended. It was so thrilling to get a Valentine envelopes passed around to me, and open one, and see a boy’s name that had sent it to me, from one of the boys in my class that had caught my eye…..oh, the sweet innocence of those days gone by……. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply February 13, 2017 at 11:31 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage. A day of romanceLupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois. Note – Every February 14th, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.Who was Saint Valentine?From the History ChannelThe history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Holston River House / Sanders Pace Architecture

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first_img Year:  Houses Mechanical Engineering: Photographs Holston River House / Sanders Pace Architecture General Contractor: Design Team:Brandon F. Pace, Michael A. Davis, Daniel A. JonesCity:MascotCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce Cole PhotographyText description provided by the architects. A young couple approached our firm in late 2011 asking if we would help evaluate the feasibility of building their first home together on a rocky, heavily wooded East Tennessee site.  The primary site constraints were clearly visible in the form of moss covered rock outcroppings scattered throughout the wooded hillside. Save this picture!Floor PlanInitial conceptual design efforts focused on options which limited the impact on the site while taking advantage of the unique opportunities presented by this rugged landscape.  Early schemes were narrow and linear, weaving around the rock outcroppings and following the site’s contours in an effort to limit the elevation change from front to back. Save this picture!© Bruce Cole PhotographyThis siting also allowed for a series of framed views connecting the house to both the immediate landscape (rock outcroppings) and distant landscape (the Holston River and the mountains).  As the design developed pier footing options were explored which allowed portions of the building to be elevated above the landscape to limit the site impact and take advantage of the natural slope of the site.  In order to maximize the access to views from the building’s three main zones the public space was dislocated from the primary linear form creating a “dogtrot” condition between these primary forms. Save this picture!DetailThe primary public and private spaces were extended out over the landscape on piers which allowed rock outcroppings below to remain intact while placing the public space within the tree canopy oriented towards distant views to the river and mountains beyond. Save this picture!© Bruce Cole PhotographyIn terms of form and materiality the gabled metal clad wrapper is a nod to nearby vernacular structures, the cedar skin cladding the three primary volumes appropriate to the building’s siting within a dense cedar forest.  The concrete plinth establishes a new datum above the sloping site and becomes an extension of the continuous rocky landscape underneath. Save this picture!© Bruce Cole PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessNew building for “El Redin” school in Pamplona / Otxotorena ArquitectosSelected ProjectsCall for Participation: Use-ReUse Adaptive ModernismArchitecture News Share Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Mascot, United States Architects: Sanders Pace Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3470 m² Area:  3470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 ArchDaily Holston River House / Sanders Pace ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHolston River House / Sanders Pace Architecturecenter_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/485396/holston-river-house-sanders-pace-architecture Clipboard United States Save this picture!© Bruce Cole Photography+ 15 Share Structural Engineering: Grace Construction, Scott Branscom Chad Stewart & Associates “COPY” 2013 photographs:  Bruce Cole PhotographyPhotographs:  Bruce Cole Photography Griffith Engineering ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/485396/holston-river-house-sanders-pace-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSanders Pace ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMascotHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 12, 2014Cite: “Holston River House / Sanders Pace Architecture” 12 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Rochester, N.Y., transit workers rally against union busting, racist bus cuts

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first_imgTransit workers in Rochester, N.Y., May 7. WW photo: Lydia BayonetaRochester, N.Y. — More than 300 members and supporters of Local 282 of the Amalgamated Transit Workers militantly marched and picketed on May 7 at the Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority headquarters. They held signs and chanted, “It’s not fair!  It’s not right! Fire Bill Carpenter tonight!”  and “They say cut back! We say fight back!” Protesters barged into a scheduled RGRTA meeting after picketing for several hours.The loud protests were directed at transit authority CEO Bill Carpenter, who on April 28 abruptly decided to discontinue transporting Rochester public school students on city buses. He took this action without even holding a Board of Commissioners vote! In addition to callously stranding 9,000 mostly Black and Latino/a school students, this arbitrary move would cause 144 layoffs — more than 40 percent of Rochester’s transit workforce.In announcing his anti-union, anti-student move, Carpenter resorted to racist rhetoric.  He claimed that his decision was due to “student violence” at the brand new, taxpayer-financed downtown terminal. (RGRTA website, April 28)  He did not mention that the drivers and the transit authority are in the middle of contract negotiations.Local 282 President Jacques Chapman and Vice President Domminck Zarcone fired back at Carpenter, accusing him of “reckless” behavior, leaving “the high school students in the lurch.” (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, May 9) They pointed out that 7,000 of the students currently being served do not even go through the  downtown terminal and that the Rochester City School District strongly opposes the cancellation of the decades-long service.The same article quotes Chapman and Zarcone, saying, “RGRTA now potentially faces [Federal Transit Administration] claims that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act has been violated by cutting service in a way which manifests an unlawful discriminatory practice.”Rochester has the third-highest rate of child poverty in the entire country. The public schools are almost totally segregated and chronically underfunded, while the teachers and their unions have been subjected to an unrelenting torrent of blame and abuse.At the same time that it is cutting its workforce, RGRTA is pursuing several multimillion-dollar expansion projects and paying for them with federal, state and local subsidies. All of them utilize “eminent domain” laws to force residents out of their homes.With this latest move, Carpenter and his politician and big business cronies have clearly shown their hand. They are attempting to destroy both the public school system and union rights won by the workers — while further slandering and isolating Rochester’s oppressed youth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Commodity Classic Registration Opens in One Week

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first_img Commodity Classic Registration Opens in One Week SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 30, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Commodity Classic Registration Opens in One Week Commodity-Classic-returns-to-San-AntonioIf you plan to attend the 2017 Commodity Classic get ready for the opening of registration and housing reservations in one week. Rooms go quickly so be there for the online opening of registration at 11 AM Eastern time Wednesday morning, December 7, 2016. Chairman of American Soybean Association Wade Cowan says the event returns to Texas.“Well it’s going to be a great event again. It’s going to be in San Antonio, Texas. I love it when it’s down there because I can drive to that one, and San Antonio is a great place to be! It’s more than just a trade show,” he added, “because you’ve really got the leadership of four commodity groups there. It’s an opportunity when the guy that is not doing much in the late winter, early spring can come and can actually meet with the presidents. We’re there, we’re visible.”Cowan says the leaders of the national corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat groups really do look forward to hearing from the “many talented, informed, and educated people in agriculture.” He said Commodity Classic is a great event to learn how to get involved and learn about the other commodities represented.“I get the biggest kick sometimes out of, although I’m representing soybeans, going into a grain sorghum meeting or going into a corn meeting and finding out what issues do we have alike and where do we need to work together. The trade show’s great but the main thing is there’s a lot of policy work that goes on there and there’s a lot of availability to put your input into the process and find out how you can get more involved.”Commodity Classic will be held in San Antonio March 2-4, 2017, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center where all events will be held, including the Welcome Reception, General Session, and Learning Center and What’s New Sessions. Cowan says you can run into Washington DC policy makers too.“We’re going to have some of the major policy makers and there will be Administration people there. There will be a House Ag Committee staffers that show up, and USDA people, so it’s another thing that you come and you can hear from those people and also interact with them.”Registration and housing reservations should be made online at www.commodityclassic.com. Experient is the official registration and housing provider for Commodity Classic. To stay at an official Commodity Classic hotel, reservations must be made only through Experient for favorable rates, reasonable terms and confirmed hotel rooms.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Rooms are expected to book quickly, so those interested should register and make reservations as soon as possible once registration is open. Facebook Twitter Previous articleVilsack Disappointed in China Biotech Approval DelaysNext articleFarm Priorities Will Do Well in Holcomb Administration Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Coreen A. Rodgers Named The Huntington’s Chief Financial Officer

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first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Make a comment Community News Coreen A. Rodgers. Photo courtesy The HuntingtonCoreen A. Rodgers has been named vice president for financial affairs at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Huntington President Steven S. Koblik announced today. She joins the staff in early August.Rodgers takes the helm from Alison Sowden, who recently left The Huntington after 24 years to become CFO for the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute. Rodgers comes to The Huntington from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where she has served as the chief operating officer since 2007.“We are delighted to welcome Coreen to the Huntington family,” said Koblik. “Here’s an immensely talented professional with a solid background in a very different nonprofit arena. We are all extremely excited about the fresh perspective she will bring to the institution.”At The Huntington, she will be responsible for the management of a $450 million endowment and a $41 million annual operating budget. She will also oversee human resources and retail services.“I am excited and honored to join The Huntington and its magnificent team of dedicated Trustees, Overseers, and staff,” Rodgers said. “After working in a university setting for the past 15 years, I look forward to applying my nonprofit experience in a completely new setting that values education, research, and the arts. I hope to further contribute to the great work already accomplished there as we plan for future needs and new goals. My personal passion for literature, art, architecture, and gardens will be a wonderful match for this role and this organization. The shift is especially fulfilling as a member of the San Marino community, and I look forward to making new connections with the many people who appreciate this world-class institution.”Rodgers will be a key figure in the strategic planning activities now under way at The Huntington. Two five-year strategic plans have been implemented and carefully followed during Koblik’s administration since he came on board in 2001. The strategic planning currently under way looks at managing the institution during the period 2015–20.At USC, Rodgers oversees an annual budget of $750 million, including operating budgets and gifts, grants, endowments, and contracts. She also has responsibility for human resources, research administration, and space management. At the Keck School she turned the operating budget around from running a deficit to running a consistent surplus each year for the past six years.Before working at USC, Rodgers was head of financial administration at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at University of Miami’s school of medicine. There, she oversaw the hospital, a surgery center, multiple clinics, and nearly 1,000 employees.Rodgers, a certified public accountant, holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Pepperdine University in Malibu and an MBA from the University of Miami. She lives with her family in San Marino.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at www.huntington.org.Visitor informationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission on weekdays: $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $12 students (ages 12–18 or with full-time student I.D.), $8 youth (ages 5–11), free for children under 5. Group rate, $11 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission on weekends: $23 adults, $18 seniors, $13 students, $8 youth, free for children under 5. Group rate, $14 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission is free to all visitors on the first Thursday of each month with advance tickets. Information: 626-405-2100 or www.huntington.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News People Coreen A. 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Ex-Pasadena Lawyer Tests Positive for COVID-19, Sentencing Delayed

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first_img 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News 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. Community News Community News Ex-Pasadena Lawyer Tests Positive for COVID-19, Sentencing Delayed Attorney pleaded guilty to wire fraud last year CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 3:57 pm Community News A judge Thursday granted a last-minute request to postpone sentencing for an ex-attorney from Pasadena who tested positive for the coronavirus while in a federal lockup.Shant Ohanian, 37, pleaded guilty last year in Los Angeles federal court to one count of wire fraud. The government is asking for a prison sentence of 17 years and restitution. Calling it a “a crime of desperation,” defense attorneys have recommend a term of nearly 5 1/2 years, court papers show.According to a court filing, defense counsel learned through one of the defendant’s family members that Ohanian tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms. Per protocol, the Metropolitan Detention Center-Los Angeles will not bring defendants to the attorney visitation room for a video teleconference after a positive test.U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt reset sentencing for Dec. 3.Ohanian was a licensed lawyer from January 2012 until he was disbarred five years later. Beginning in May 2012, he and a co-conspirator engaged in a scheme to defraud clients by falsely claiming he obtained favorable legal resolutions for them. In many cases, Ohanian had never even initiated a legal action.The defendant admitted in his plea agreement to defrauding multiple victims, including a client who hired Ohanian in July 2013 to assist in the recovery of a $500,000 deposit related to a failed commercial real estate transaction involving an Ontario shopping center. During the course of that litigation, Ohanian falsely said that the victim had prevailed in the case and would receive $1.2 million in damages plus penalties.In February 2016, Ohanian presented the victim with a counterfeit $1.9 million check, which a bank later rejected. Ohanian denied the check was counterfeit and in March 2016 presented the victim with a check for $7.2 million, which also was rejected as counterfeit.Ohanian also falsely stated that he was representing the victim in a parallel bankruptcy proceeding involving the Ontario shopping center, and he provided the victim with phony bankruptcy court pleadings, including orders that contained the forged signature of a United States bankruptcy judge, according to court documents.Ohanian further admitted to making multiple phony phone calls to the victim in which he purported to be various bank or government officials. He also falsely informed the victim that he would acquire the Ontario shopping center at a discounted price in lieu of a cash settlement, and that the victim needed to make payments for back taxes and overdue mortgage payments in order to acquire the property, and to provide “unpaid court fees” to Ohanian even though no such fees were owed.Between March 2016 and September 2017, the victim paid Ohanian $2.8 million based on his false representations that the money would be used to acquire the shopping center, according to court documents.Ohanian also admitted to victimizing other clients, including a woman who suffered serious injuries in a fall at the South Coast Plaza shopping mall, and for whom the statute of limitations had expired before she realized Ohanian had defrauded her.Ohanian admitted to sending the victim a phony settlement agreement from the mall and, after she threatened to report him to the State Bar of California, a check for $25,000 that turned out to have been canceled.He also falsely represented to clients seeking immigration relief that he had obtained important legal resolutions related to their ability to live and work in the U.S.Ohanian’s wife, Silva Sevlian Ohanian, has been charged with one count of wire fraud in a related case. 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L&T Technology Services Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Awards, USA

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first_imgLocal NewsBusiness BENGALURU, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, announced that two of its digital solutions have been recognized with the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards in the “Product” category presented by the Business Intelligence Group, USA. LTTS has been recognized for its innovative products – Chest rAI™, LTTS’ AI based chest X-Ray analysis system to assist radiologists in improving speed and accuracy of diagnosis and LTTS’ proprietary building automation framework, i-BEMS that operates as an enterprise IoT solution and unifies all campus operations under one system. There is an acute shortage of radiologists across the globe, leading to delayed interpretation & decision and thus longer wait time for patients. The AI-assisted solution from LTTS assists radiologists by fast triaging abnormalities in X-Ray, annotating and automatic report generation. LTTS has been lauded for creating a product that will benefit millions. LTTS has also been recognized for contextualizing its offering to suit the ‘new normal’ scenario and create a new module, i-BEMS Shield for a safer workplace environment. i-BEMS, LTTS’ smart building solutions for a post-COVID future – enables features such as automated temperature detection, monitoring of building air quality, and smart maintenance of social distancing norms. Maria Jimenez, Chief Operating Officer of the Business Intelligence Group, USA said, “The pandemic has made mankind realize the true potential of technology in positively influencing our lives like never before. The world has witnessed some of the best of innovations in the last few months including democratization of access to new-age medical technologies. The role of engineering services in these disruptions is commendable and we value the consistent contributions made by LTTS on this front.” Dr Keshab Panda, CEO & Managing Director at L&T Technology Services said, “We are pleased to receive the prestigious BIG Innovation Award, which is a true testament to the exemplary work done by LTTS engineers for our global customers. With a formidable digital portfolio that includes over 550 technology patents, LTTS is continually blending ideas and innovations with investments in new age technologies to deliver differentiated engineering solutions uniquely designed to address complex real-life problems faced by the industry. Having joined hands with leading lights of the academic world to create innovations such as the Chest X-Ray analysis system, LTTS believes in creating an ecosystem of excellence to continue engineering the change for the benefit of society.” The BIG Innovation Awards, recognizes organizations and people who bring new ideas to life from companies across the globe, are judged by a panel of experts which include a select group of business leaders and senior industry executives. About L&T Technology Services Ltd L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services. We offer consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle. Our customer base includes 69 Fortune 500 companies and 53 of the world’s top ER&D companies, across industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries. Headquartered in India, we have over 16,000 employees spread across 17 global design centers, 28 global sales offices and 62 innovation labs as of December 31, 2020. For more information please visit https://www.ltts.com/ View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006004/en/ CONTACT: Aniruddha Basu L&T Technology Services Limited E:[email protected] T: +91-80-67675707 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES INDIA CANADA NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE RADIOLOGY INTERNET PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MEDICAL DEVICES TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING OTHER TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING MANUFACTURING TELECOMMUNICATIONS HEALTH SOURCE: L&T Technology Services Limited Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 02:30 AM/DISC: 01/29/2021 02:30 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006004/en Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 TAGS  Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook  L&T Technology Services Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Awards, USA Twitter Pinterest Previous article‘We have to figure this out’: Heat say turnaround will comeNext articleBitscape Has Earned the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Decleration calls on EU on government to return islander’s fishing rights

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first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Decleration calls on EU on government to return islander’s fishing rights News Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – December 14, 2009 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Previous articleKey EU fishing talks underwayNext article300 jobs lost at Stream in Derry News Highland center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Delegates attending a weekend conference on Arranmore Island have signed a decleration calling on the EU and government to lift restriction to allow them to fish.The international conference took place on Saturday and was attended the European Small Islands Network, International fishing organisations and local fishing and political representatives.Local fishermen want laws changed or modified to allow them fish for salmon. 20 fishermen based on the island declined the government buy-out scheme when salmon fishing was banned in 2006.Spokesperson Hugh Rodgers says the message from the conference was clear – islanders want the right to make a living from the sea : [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/fishweb.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

Kerala Elephant Tragedy : Plea In SC Seeks To Stop Use Of Snares & Traps Against Wildlife

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first_imgTop StoriesKerala Elephant Tragedy : Plea In SC Seeks To Stop Use Of Snares & Traps Against Wildlife Radhika Roy13 Jun 2020 1:19 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, challenging the practice of using snares and other barbaric means to ward off wild animals in light of the horrific death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala. The plea states that the practices are illegal and unconstitutional, and therefore, seeks for the issuance of guidelines for creation of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, challenging the practice of using snares and other barbaric means to ward off wild animals in light of the horrific death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala. The plea states that the practices are illegal and unconstitutional, and therefore, seeks for the issuance of guidelines for creation of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to tackle such incidents and fulfilling the vacancies in Forest Forces across the States of the Union. On 27th May, a pregnant elephant succumbed to injuries which were caused due to the eating of a pineapple filled with crackers. The pineapple had been left by the locals to ward off wild boars which tended to stray into their property/fields. The jaws and tongue of the elephant were badly damaged due to the crackers, and as a result of her inability to ingest any food, she died a painful death. In light of the above incident, the plea, filed by Advocate-on-Record Vivek Narayan Sharma on behalf of Advocate Shubham Awasthi, states the “failure to eliminate de jure (formal) and de facto (substantive) abusive treatment meted out to animals by non-State actors, either directly or indirectly, violates not only the most basic rights of animals, but also violates their basic dignity as a living being as envisaged internationally, in our Constitution, and the guiding principles of every dominant religion or society in India”. The plea further highlights the cruel treatment of elephants in India, which is a far cry from the pride that had been bestowed on them in ancient India. “No army could be imagined without elephants leading the charge. Celebrated Indian philosopher and royal advisor Chanakya who authored Arthashastra, the ancient Indian political treatise, clearly laid down rules for the King to protect elephants. He said that whoever killed an elephant would be put to death. The pachyderms had to be fed even if they were incapacitated by war, old age or illness, the Arthashastra said.” The plea then delves into the practice of using food filled with crackers to scare off wild animals and squarely places the blame on the Forest Department across India for its failure in protecting Wildlife and Humankind due to severe shortage of staff and lack of scientific measures. “The Forest Forces in almost every State of India face acute shortages and have to stand in for longer periods of duty due to such shortages. This results in a not so effective monitoring of zones for which they are responsible. Various States need to step up with their Recruitment and Monitoring measures to see the fullest implementation of the Wildlife Protection Act”. The welfare legislation Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the plea submits, has to be construed in a manner bearing the purpose and object of the Act as well as the Directive Principles of State Policy. It also refers to the fundamental duty under Article 51-A(g) and the provisions stipulated under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 as well as the Elephant Preservation Act, 1879, to drive home the point that such means should not be used by the villagers. “It is trite law that, in the matters of welfare legislation, the provisions of law should be liberally construed in favour of the weak and infirm. Court also should be vigilant to see that benefits conferred by such remedial and welfare legislations are not defeated by subtle devices”. The plea, therefore, implores the Court to “pierce the veil” to see the true state of affairs and to examine whether guidelines/regulations are framed so as to achieve some other purpose than the welfare of the animals. “Regulations or guidelines, whether statutory or otherwise, if they purport to dilute or defeat the welfare legislation and the Constitutional principles, Court should not hesitate to strike them down so as to achieve the ultimate object and purpose of the welfare legislation. Court also has a duty under the doctrine of parents patriae to take care of the rights of animals, since they are unable to take care of themselves as against human beings.” Accordingly, the petition seeks for the declaration of such practices as illegal, unconstitutional and violative of Articles 14 and 21. It further seeks for directions to the Central and State Governments to make necessary amendments in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 in order to make the punishments more stringent. It also seeks for directions to fulfill vacancies in the Forest Forces and for issuance of guidelines for the creation of an SOP in the States to deal with such incidents and deaths of animals due to accidents and the usage of scientific means when such conflict arises and to achieve the goals of mitigating Animal Human Conflicts. The plea lastly prays for guidelines for the careful and sensitive handling of such news by media and concerned authorities so as to not create any friction in the society and for the real time data of animal deaths to be maintained by the appropriate authority along with periodic updates through press releases to stop the dissemination of fake news.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Report aims to reduce risks from chemicals

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Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Report aims to reduce risks from chemicalsOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today A report setting out a programme to explore new ways in which the risks topeople’s health from chemicals can be reduced has been published by thegovernment. The study looks at how the assessment of human exposure to chemicals can beimproved and offers models to get a better estimate of risks. It has been produced by, and is available from, the Interdepartmental Groupon Health Risks from Chemicals. The report sets out what has been done so far, and what the group’s plansare for the next two years. www.le.ac.uk/ieh