4 Sep

Spanish yields rise as debt fears spread

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17 Jun

PR House / DA+S

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944203/pr-house-da-plus-s Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeDA+SOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookVietnamPublished on July 23, 2020Cite: “PR House / DA+S” 23 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 stream Photographs:  Hoang Le Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944203/pr-house-da-plus-s Clipboard PR House / DA+SSave this projectSavePR House / DA+S Vietnam Save this picture!© Hoang Le Photography+ 41Curated by Hana Abdel Sharecenter_img Photographs Houses PR House / DA+S CopyHouses•Vietnam Architects: DA+S Area Area of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Trimble NavigationArchitect In Charge:Pham Ho DuyDesign Team:Pham Ho Duy, Nguyen Hong Vu, Ho Thi My DuyenCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Phan Rang is famous for its sunny and windy weather through out the year. In that climate condition, local people usually choose to be not against the nature with closed houses which will help them avoid the impact of outdoor weather to the indoor living functions. There always is a discrimination between inside and outside. By this safety way of creating the living spaces, people spend most of their daytime in buildings and go out only in the late afternoon or in the evening – when the sun is gone.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!Diagram 02Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyThere are 300 sunny days in a year, which means that Phan Rang people have to suffer from sunlight more than any other area in Viet Nam. This leads to the consequence that the temperature is really high during the year. However, the atmosphere is extremely fresh with beautiful blue sky and clean sunny color.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyThe initial imagination about living spaces is about the buffer areas. This particularly area is considered as the transition space between inside and outside. It should be larger than normal for people to sense, walk inside and change their activities. However, this space boundary is not really clear. Sometimes it can belong to the outdoor and be totally affected by the nature, sometimes it belongs to the indoor which will help enlarge the living spaces. The air flows through this space will be cooler thanks to different kinds of local trees and humidity from water surface. People in this space also have more chances to connect to the natural light and air.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessArash Villa / Kambiz Eskandartabar studioSelected ProjectsOpen Call: Protocol 12 — ChanceCall for Submissions Share “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

16 Jun

Roy Castle Foundation hits recycling appeal target

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has reached its target of £125,000 with its Recycling Appeal, which asks supporters to donate old mobile phones and printer cartridges for recycling on the charity’s behalf.The Foundation has been running the appeal with recycling company Redeem Plc for over five years.Janine Drew, Fundraising Manager for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation said: “It really just goes to show that it is possible to make something out of nothing. We would urge people who still currently throw away their old mobile phones and cartridges to take just a few moments of their time to donate them instead. It is free, simple to do and really does make a difference.” Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading Roy Castle Foundation hits recycling appeal target Howard Lake | 1 March 2006 | Newslast_img read more

15 Jun

Hospital union rallies vs cutbacks

first_imgMore than 1,000 members of 1199SEIU union came out to an emergency morning rally at Madison Square Garden in New York on Feb. 21. Their aim was to begin to mobilize against the crisis facing health care due to lack of adequate funding. Following talks by a multinational cross section of members, including union President George Gresham, home care workers, drivers, dietary workers and others vowed to defend patient care and their own union benefits. “We will unite to save Medicaid! Our health care is in trouble … we are here to stand up and fight!” Maurice, a lab technician, told Workers World.The union distributed a statement pointing out that for-profit insurers reap windfall profits, even as health care providers have struggled without reimbursement increases for years. The shortfall in funding leaves hundreds of thousands of low-wage and poor people in New York at risk of losing coverage. Those institutions that provide the safety net of medical care for low-income communities have the greatest risk of closing, 1199SEIU workers explained.The NY State Nurses Association statement pointed out that during the last year there was a real struggle to maintain funds needed to keep hospitals open and to maintain quality health care. Along with 1199SEIU and other health care unions, the NYSNA is organizing to take demands for adequate funding and no cuts to Albany, the capital, on March 14. They call the upcoming action, “Code Blue Heathcare.” And they will fight for what they called for on Feb 21: “Health care is a right!”— Story and photo by Anne Pruden, 1199SEIU retireeFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

12 Jun

Guest Opinion | All Saints Pasadena Sends Message to Trump Administration

first_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | All Saints Pasadena Sends Message to Trump Administration By REV. MIKE KINMAN, Rector, All Saints Church Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 6:17 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Responding to the first five days of the Trump Administration, the Reverend Mike Kinman issued the following statement:Tragically, in the opening days of his administration, President Trump has been utterly consistent, ruling as he campaigned – by stoking fear and hatred, targeting the most vulnerable among us, and lying to the nation in the most transparent of ways. As followers of Jesus, our call has never been more clear. If you are an immigrant, we stand together. If you are a woman, we stand together. If you are an LGBTQ image of God, we stand together. If you are a Muslim, we stand together. If you are a person of color, we stand together. If you are a scientist, we stand together.”Our message to this president and his administration is clear and simple: Who you see as a ‘them’ or an ‘other’ is a part of ‘us.’ Who you tell us to fear and hate, we will love and embrace. And we stand together. Come for any of us and you come for all of us. The power of God’s love is stronger than the power of your hate. The power of our hope is stronger than your fear.Our message to President Trump is this: “Mr. President, we pray that you will change your heart and embrace the sacred trust of your office, but if you continue to betray it, we will take that trust upon ourselves and preserve, protect and defend not only the Constitution of the United States but the rights of all God’s children, everywhere.”Rev. Mike KinmanRector – All Saints Churchcenter_img Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

2 Jun

Five things you need to know today, May 25

first_imgHome Local News Five things you need to know today, May 25 Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinCreamy Fruit SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleMemorial Day events honor vetsNext articleMan charged with shooting gun admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Twitter WhatsApp Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, May 25. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Several locations around Odessa and Midland will be offering events Monday honoring fallen heroes and celebrating veterans for Memorial Day.2. An incident at Odessa High School is being considered a fight between two students and not an assault, so no charges are being pursued, Public Information Officer Mike Adkins said.3. The West Texas Food Bank recently unveiled a new trailer that will help them to provide disaster relief and food to afflicted areas.4. For George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa valedictorian Serena Hernandez and salutatorian Saray Navarrete, it didn’t matter which one wound up in the top ranking. They have a mutual admiration for society. 5. SPORTS: Floyd Gwin Little League’s TCU team added another title to its resume Thursday, defeating the Floyd Gwin Gators 7-2 in the Odessa Youth Baseball Association City Tournament Majors division. By admin – May 25, 2018 center_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Local News Five things you need to know today, May 25 Pinterest Floyd Gwin TCU and Floyd Gwin Gators shake hands after receiving medals after the Odessa Youth Baseball Association City Tournament Majors championship game Thursday at Floyd Gwin Park.last_img read more

26 May

Vote Cast By Lawmaker Prior To His Conviction On Same Day Cannot Be Termed Invalid : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesVote Cast By Lawmaker Prior To His Conviction On Same Day Cannot Be Termed Invalid : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Dec 2020 9:55 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday held that a vote cast by a lawmaker prior to his conviction in a criminal case on the same day cannot be termed as invalid.A bench led by the Chief Justice of India observed that holding a legislator disqualified even before he was convicted “would grossly violate his substantive right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty”. The bench said that it was…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday held that a vote cast by a lawmaker prior to his conviction in a criminal case on the same day cannot be termed as invalid.A bench led by the Chief Justice of India observed that holding a legislator disqualified even before he was convicted “would grossly violate his substantive right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty”. The bench said that it was deciding an “interesting but important question of far-reaching consequence”, which was :”Whether the vote cast by a Member of the Legislative Assembly in an election to the Rajya Sabha, in the forenoon on the date of election, would become invalid, consequent upon his disqualification,arising out of a conviction and sentence imposed by a Criminal Court,in the afternoon on the very same day?”The issue related to the the vote cast by then Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA Amit Kumar Mahto in 2018 Rajya Sabha election at 9.15am prior to his conviction and sentence at 2.30pm on March 23 in a case relating to unlawful assembly, mischief etc.Pradeep Kumar Sonthalia, the BJP candidate who lost the Rajya Sabha election by a single vote, challenged the election result arguing that Mahto’s vote should not have been counted as he incurred disqualification on the same day due to the conviction in the criminal case.The Jharkhand High Court agreed with Sonthalia to hold that Mahto’s vote should not have been counted on account of the disqualification. However, the High Court refrained from declaring Sonthalia as the winner observing that the election to the Council of States by a system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote is a highly complex, technical issue and hence it was not possible for the Court to find out whether the he could have won the election, if that one vote had been rejected.Challenging this verdict, Sonthalia approached the Supreme Court. Another returned candidate,Dhiraj Prasad Sahu, also moved the top court aggrieved with the High Court findings that the vote of Mahto was invalid.The top court disagreed with the High Court finding that the vote was invalid.”To say that this presumption of innocence would evaporate from 00.01 A.M., though the conviction was handed over at 14.30 P.M.would strike at the very root of the most fundamental principle of Criminal Jurisprudence”, stated the judgment penned by CJI SA Bobde.”Inasmuch as a conviction for an offence is under a penal law, it cannot be deemed to have effect from a point of time anterior to the conviction itself”, the judgment added.The bench observed that the disqualification under Section 8(3) of the Representation of Peoples Act was a consequence of the conviction and that a consequence can never precede the cause.”The disqualification arising under Section 8(3) of the Act, is the consequence of the conviction and sentence imposed by the criminal Court. In other words, conviction is the cause and disqualification isthe consequence. A consequence can never precede the cause”, the judgment said.The bench, also comprising Justices V Ramasubramanian and AS Bopanna, observed that accepting the appellant’s submission would require the court to construe the statutory scheme as intending something startling i.e.positing that the consequence precedes the cause.”This would be reducing this provision to absurdity and require Courts to hold that a consequence can precede its cause, but according to the learned counsel this is the intended effect of the provision since it states thata convicted person shall be disqualified from the date of his conviction. But we do not agree”, the judgment said.”In our view to hold that a Member of the Legislative Assembly stood disqualified even before he was convicted would grossly violate his substantive right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty”, the Court stated. Referring to the legal provisions, the bench said that the consequence of such disqualification is that the seat becomes vacant and a Member of the Legislative Assembly who has become disqualified and whose seat has become vacant is not entitled to cast his vote for electing a representative from his State. Rejecting the submission of Sonthalia that on the date means on the whole of the day as was held in 1968 verdict of the top court in Pashupati Nath Singh versus Harihar Prasad Singh on the issue of rejection of nomination papers during scrutiny by the returning officer, the bench said that the said verdict hardly supports his contention. In fact, Pashupati Nath Singh can be said to be a mirror image or the converse of the case on hand. In the case on hand the period of commencement of an event is in question, while in Pashupati Nath Singh the period of conclusion was in issue . “The fallacy of the argument of the appellant that wherever theword “date” is used in a Statute, it should be understood to relateback to 00:01 a.m. can be best understood if we apply the same to a reverse situation. If in a hypothetical situation, the conviction andsentence had taken place in the forenoon and Shri Amit Kumar Mahtohad cast his vote in the afternoon, the defeated candidate would nothave argued that the voting should be deemed to have taken place at 00:01 a.m”, the bench observed.”If the date on which scrutiny was taken up can be held to have ended at the time when the event of scrutiny was taken up, we should, by the very same logic, hold that the date of commencement of an event such as conviction and the consequent disqualification should also begin only from the time when the event happened” , the bench said. “Therefore, it is not possible to hold that the vote cast by ShriAmit Kumar Mahto at 9:15 a.m. on 23.03.2018 should be treated as invalid on account of the conviction and sentence passed by the criminal Court at 2:30 p.m. on the same day”, the bench concluded.Case DetailsTitle : Pradeep Kumar Sonthalia v Dhiraj Prasad Sahu and anotherCoram : CJI SA Bobde, Justices V Ramasubramanian and AS BopannaAppearances : Senior Advocates Mukul Rohatgi and K V Vishwanathan for the appellant; Senior Advocate Dr AM Singhvi for the respondnet.Click here to read/download the order  Next Storylast_img read more

26 May

“We Are Dealing With The Premier Investigating Agency”:SC Pulls Up CBI For 314 Days Delay In Filing SLP, Directs To Fix The Responsibility For Delay

first_imgTop Stories”We Are Dealing With The Premier Investigating Agency”:SC Pulls Up CBI For 314 Days Delay In Filing SLP, Directs To Fix The Responsibility For Delay LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 April 2021 9:45 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to fix the responsibility for delay in filing Special Leave Petition.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta was considering an SLP filed by CBI against Delhi High Court judgment which had reversed the conviction recorded by the Trial Court.Before the bench, ASG RS Suri, submitted that dismissal on…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to fix the responsibility for delay in filing Special Leave Petition.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta was considering an SLP filed by CBI against Delhi High Court judgment which had reversed the conviction recorded by the Trial Court.Before the bench, ASG RS Suri, submitted that dismissal on limitation would amount to letting person convicted by the trial Court albeit reversed by the High Court getting away scot free. “We are dealing with a premier investigating agency, the CBI! Learned ASG submits that dismissal on limitation amounts to letting person convicted by the trial Court albeit reversed by the High Court getting away scot free. If that be the  position, first it is the CBI which has to show some seriousness in the matter of fixing responsibility on the persons responsible for the inordinate delay of 314 days in filing the SLP.”, the bench observed after it took note of the delay of 314 days.The court said that the CBI has given no satisfactory explanation for the delay. We thus direct the CBI to hold an enquiry; fix the responsibility and place that before us, before requesting us to issue notice, the court said while posting the case after two months.The bench headed by Justice Kaul have been pulling up Governments and Public Authorities for delayed SLP filing by imposing costs.  “The approach of the Union of India in the manner it has filed the present special leave petition exasperates us”, the Court had remarked while dismissing Special Leave Petitions filed by the Central Government with a delay of 6616 days.  Click here to Read/Download OrderSubscribe 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

25 May

‘Intense’ rainfall expected in Donegal as yellow weather warning issued

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook ‘Intense’ rainfall expected in Donegal as yellow weather warning issued News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – August 24, 2020 Previous articleSchools in North begin welcoming students back todayNext articleSix due in court in New IRA probe News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A heavy rainfall warning for Donegal, Connacht, Cork, Kerry and Waterford will be in place from noon today and will be in place until 7pm tomorrow.’Intense’ Rainfall of up to 50mm is expected at times.Meanwhile, a Status Yellow Wind Warning for Munster and Wexford is now in effect until 7pm tomorrow.Met Eireann says gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour can be expected at times, higher in coastal areas.last_img read more

18 May

Felicity Huffman reports to prison to serve 14-day sentence in college entrance scam

first_imgFILE photo – eddiesimages/iStock(DUBLIN, Calif.) — Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the massive “Varsity Blues” college entrance scandal that ensnared her and dozens of parents, reported to a Northern California prison on Tuesday to begin serving a 14-day sentence, according to her representative.Huffman, 56, reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., about 25 miles southeast of Oakland, according to a statement released to ABC News by her spokesman.Huffman was sentenced in September by Boston federal court Judge Indira Talwani after the actress pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.“Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani impose — one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service — when she is released,” reads thye statement from her representative.The former Desperate Housewives star was also ordered to pay a fine of $20,000.She had been given until Oct. 25 to report to prison. Her representative did not explain why Huffman decided to begin serving her sentence now.Huffman — who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the 2005 film Transamerica — pleaded guilty on May 13 and acknowledged she paid $15,000 to arrange for a college entrance exam proctor to correct her daughter Sophia’s SAT answers and for her daughter to be allowed more time to take the test.On March 13, a federal indictment was unsealed with charges for 50 people, including Huffman and more than 30 other wealthy parents, in the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.The indictment alleged the parents paid bribes to William “Rick” Singer, a college-entrance tutor guru whom prosecutors identified as the ringleader of the nationwide scam, to get their children into elite colleges, including Stanford, the University of Southern California, Princeton and Georgetown.Singer, 59, who prosecutors said collected $25 million in bribes during the years-long scam, pleaded guilty in March to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. He’s yet to be sentenced.During her sentencing hearing on Sept. 13, Huffman, through tears, told Talwani that she accepted her punishment “without reservation.”“I broke the law,” Huffman said in court. “I have admitted that and I pleaded guilty to this crime. There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period.”She went on to publicly apologize to her daughter, her husband actor William H. Macy, her family and the educational community.“And I especially want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children,” Huffman said.Before announcing her decision, Talwani said she was not punishing Huffman — and won’t punish the other parents either — for a flawed college admissions process. Instead, the judge focused on why there is such a sense of outrage surrounding the case, saying that it is because the system is already so distorted and that Huffman took the step of obtaining one more advantage to put her child ahead of others.Also indicted was actress Lori Loughlin — best known as Aunt Becky on the sitcom Full House — and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who are fighting charges they paid Singer $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, into USC as recruits for the university’s crew team, despite the fact they’d never participated in the sport.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more