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Strikes and Brussels cripple London

first_imgMonday 6 September 2010 8:50 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp BY one estimate, today’s strikes will cost London £50m. That is hugely expensive for an exercise in grandstanding by politically motivated militants – and it fails to quantify intangible costs such as stress, inconvenience and general misery. Anyway, if you are reading this in a print copy of City A.M., congratulations – you’ve made it and defied the chaos. It is a shame nobody has costed an even greater threat to London’s competitiveness: the huge changes in the governance of the City currently being thrashed out in Brussels. Open Europe, the think tank, has published a useful critique of the new rules, shedding light on the extent of the transfer of power away from the FSA, the Bank of England and the Treasury; it comes as politicians are meeting in Brussels today to work out a European-wide bank levy.The three EU supervisors will be given binding powers over national bodies in seven broad areas – in three of these, the EU bodies will have the power to address firms directly if national regulators don’t comply. The supervisors will be allowed to interpret, apply and enforce provisions in over 20 EU laws, with additional ones soon set to fall under their authority. Day-to-day supervision will remain with national authorities.As the Open Europe report reminds us, the voting system will be heavily biased against the UK. Decisions within the supervisors will usually be taken by simple majority; in a few cases, qualified majority voting (QMV) will be used. The UK will only have 3.7 per cent of the votes within the supervisors under the former system and 8.4 per cent under QMV – despite being home to 36 per cent of the EU’s wholesale finance. Germany and France, which host 13 per cent and 11 per cent of the EU market, will have the same voting power as the UK. Poland’s 0.3 per cent of the EU market translates into the same voting weight as the UK under simple majority, and only marginally less under QMV. Michel Barnier, the internal market commissioner, said that this power grab by Brussels is in fact only “a first step”. “Review clauses” will boost the supervisors’ power in future. These can also be bolstered through new directives or changes to existing ones. Several proposals could do this – the European Securities and Markets Authority could be given the final say over bans on short-selling and the clearing of derivatives. The Commission wants an EU-wide deposit insurance scheme. One of the problems with Gordon Brown’s idiotic tripartite regulatory system was that powers and responsibility were divided; it is absurd, therefore, that the coalition is willing to sign up to a similarly fudged solution on a European level. Nobody will be in charge. Worse, EU regulators will take decisions but it will be national taxpayers, not Brussels, that foot the bill. Countries won’t have a veto over decisions by the supervisors – they will only be able to appeal those with a “significant or material” impact on public spending. But supervisors’ decisions will only be overturnable by a majority vote in the Council of Ministers. So one can easily imagine everybody ganging up on the UK to punish the dreaded City. Countries could have to bail out a bank against their will, saddling taxpayers with a huge bill. 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Forget gold and Bitcoin. Here are 2 UK shares I think could make you rich

first_imgForget gold and Bitcoin. Here are 2 UK shares I think could make you rich Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tom Rodgers owns shares in Gamma Communications and Games Workshop. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Tom Rodgers Three main facts attract me. One, management is doing a stellar job. Two, it has no debt and £37.7m net cash. Three, the business is making money hand over fist and keeps attracting new investors.A €20.4m purchase of German B2B mobile provider HFO gives Gamma a new and significant market presence in northern Europe. The takeover will be “earnings enhancing immediately“, to further improve Gamma’s bottom line.Cloud markets in Holland and Germany are far behind the UK, but are growing rapidly, so there’s really stonking growth potential here.These are my picks for the very best UK shares on the market right now. I’d wager they’ll prove themselves big winners for anyone willing to take a look. The two UK shares I’m going to cover today are primed for growth. And I feel they could deliver much better returns than gold or Bitcoin.FTSE 100 giants might pay a tidy dividend as and when those shareholder payments return in 2021 or 2022. But they are unlikely to deliver fast share price growth.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Well-known UK shares with armies of stolid asset managers propping up their price will have reached their growth peak long ago. As one professional day trader said to me: “No-one ever went bust buying Tesco.”No, but unless you’ve got several hundred thousand quid lying around, buying Tesco shares won’t make you rich either. Dividends are important, of course, but investing for dividends in quality FTSE 100 UK shares is a fundamentally different style than investing for growth.UK shares focusIf you want the kind of growth that can make you rich, I think you should focus on the cream of the crop of UK shares on the FTSE 250 and AIM markets.They should be growing fast, with strong, Warren Buffett-inspired economic moats to protect their market share.They should also be highly profitable, with low or no debt, have a good pathway to more growth with a brilliant management team at the helm. That’s not too picky a shopping list, right?Gaming UK sharesFirst up is my perennial favourite Games Workshop (LSE:GAW). Just when I think shares in the FTSE 250 modelmaker can’t improve, they break new all-time highs.A P/E near 40 may turn off the bargain hunters, yet buying shares that appear expensive can pay off. That is, if the company is growing strongly. I’ve held Games Workshop for 12 months and the shares have doubled in value. That’s turned my portfolio from middling to red hot! And those high expectations of future growth are supported by two things: zero debt on the balance sheet and £50m of net cash.I think these UK shares have a solid chance to make you rich. The company said in April its full-year profits would dip because of lockdown, but added in June that recovery had been “better than expected“.Full-year profits and sales, of £85m and £270m, will be another improvement on the year before. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” European growthI reckon business telecoms and cloud architecture provider Gamma Communications (LSE:GAMA) has more room to shoot higher too. These UK shares are up 435% in the last five years, while the price has lifted 42% since I bought-in three months ago. But honestly, I think there’s much more upside to come.It has the kind of share price chart that just keeps climbing and hitting new heights as more investors realise it exists. Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 | More on: GAMA GAW Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Iconic pastor comes to Apopka on a mission to eradicate homelessness

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Darrell Morgan, the president of the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance sees homelessness consistently and acknowledges its growth in the Apopka community. He for one is ready to respond.“The families and individuals are coming in all the time looking for help. It’s getting bigger. We have to do something. So, we’re either going to do it alone… or we do it together.”Lauten agrees with Morgan’s assessment.“I bet I get 10 calls a week,” she said. “‘I’m a single mom. I don’t qualify for any programs, but I’m kicked out of my house and I’m living in my car.’ Those calls are heartbreaking.”Lauten points out that it goes beyond just being homeless. There are four pillars to stability:HousingChild CareHealth CareTransportation“The expense for families goes up when you take all of these into account,” Lauten said. “But you have to surround the families with services. Institutional care is important, but it has to be relational. We want to have a relationship with the family. Unless you know them, you can’t help them break the cycle. We have to walk alongside these families.”According to Lauten, 1.8 million people in Central Florida (46%) do not have access to $400 to cover an emergency, which means the homelessness issue could potentially strike half the population of Central Florida if circumstances changed even slightly… like a hurricane.“We need to eradicate chronic homelessness,” said Lauten. “We need to make it rare, brief and one-time.”How to get involved in eradicating chronic homelessness in the Apopka area: There were several Apopka area pastors and representatives at the meeting, but certainly, not every church was represented. If you have a passion for helping the homeless and attend a church, approach your pastor or ministry staff and let them know about the  CFCH or CFN.If you do not attend a church, but would like to get involved, you may contact the CFN directly.For details on the CFN, go here.For details on the CFCH, go here. Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The VOICE of compassion: Hunter speaks to area pastorsBy Reggie Connell/ Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceHurricane Irma slammed into Apopka last week with unexpected fury and jarred the community to its core. Streets flooded, trees fell, and the vast majority of residents lost power at their homes, but when the wind and rain subsided, Apopka came together and began the process of recovery from the devastation that Irma inflicted. Neighborhoods went house-to-house clearing fallen trees, clearing their lawns, and rehabbing their damaged homes. Churches partnered with elected officials and went into the communities with food and hot meals. Restaurants and businesses contributed to the effort as well. Residents with no electricity at their own homes went into the community and helped their fellow man.It was a shining moment in Apopka history.Our community will recover from Hurricane Irma, and it is my sincere hope that we will maintain this energy, charity, and unity in taking on an issue that may not be as headline-grabbing as a Category 5 hurricane, but that wrecks the lives of so many families and individuals in Apopka, Central Florida, and across the nation – homelessness.About two weeks ago; just before Apopka went into full-steam-ahead preparations for Hurricane Irma, there was a gathering at the Catfish Place Restaurant sponsored by Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, and the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance. Dr. Joel Hunter was the featured speaker.You may have heard of Hunter. He served as senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood for 32 years. He gained national fame when he delivered a prayer at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and joined a religious advisory council to President Barack Obama. In 2017 he retired from Northland, and transitioned from that role on a mission that he describes on his website as “going from my best interpretation of what the Bible says, to my best imitation of how Jesus lived.”‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ -Jesus (Matthew 25:40)  Hunter is a full-time volunteer now and serves as the Chairman of the Community Resource Network,. He is also the Chairman of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. Both organizations had representatives at the gathering that spoke about their shared issue of homelessness.“In the past, we asked the homeless to change their ways before they moved to a home, but smart people saw it was not working,” said Shelley Lauten CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness (CFCH). “If you give them a home, they aren’t homeless. If you’re in a home, you are more stable.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Shawn Livermore Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate  According to its website, the CFCH is committed to eradicating homelessness in Central Florida. Through research, strategic policy development, collaborative leadership engagement, and high-impact grassroots campaigns, the Commission has made significant headway in informing and inspiring our community to act on the issues facing homeless Veterans, families, youth, and other homeless individuals.On a fundamental level, the Commission coordinates non-profits, faith-based institutions, philanthropic initiatives, businesses, and other charitable and community organizations to positively impact homelessness in the Orange, Osceola, and Seminole tri-county region.In 2014, the Commission released a groundbreaking report entitled The Cost of Long-Term Homelessness in Central Florida, calculating the true expense for each chronically homeless individuals in the community to be roughly $31,000 a year. In contrast, the research conducted by a top national homeless expert concludes that “providing the chronically homeless with permanent housing and case managers to supervise them would run about $10,000 per person per year” (Orlando Sentinel, 5-21-2014). These findings solidified the Commission’s goal of battling all types of homelessness (with a new emphasis on chronic homelessness) through the creation of permanent housing solutions that include healthcare and social services.The idea of taking on chronic homelessness was of particular interest to Nelson.“I’m really excited about this, especially for homeless families,” he said. “I don’t think we can begin to understand the toll it takes on a person’s self-esteem to be homeless, and I believe this program can ultimately change the course of their lives. Churches can do things that government simply can’t. We eliminated chronic homelessness among veterans in Orange County. Now our goal is to reduce chronic homelessness among everyone. And involving churches in Apopka and throughout Central Florida is an effective way to take on this issue.”Dawn Haynes is the CEO of the Community Resource Network (CRN). Her organization is attempting to coordinate churches in Central Florida. She also spoke at the event, made up primarily of Apopka area pastors, which is a group CRN would like to partner with to help the homeless.“We want to empower people who have a heart for homelessness,” she said. “Through this initiative, we can take the families from one end of the spectrum to the other… From homelessness to sustainability. You don’t have to empower the system; the system empowers you and your congregation.”  According to its website, the CRN is a network of collaboration among churches which support the region’s response to housing instability, complementing the work of local governments and nonprofit agencies who serve those living without a home. Alongside organizations like the CFCH and Homeless Services Network, the faith community can play a vital role. “Every church, large and small, has something to offer in this effort,” Haynes said. “Meeting needs with tangible resources like food or clothing or going deeper to walk alongside in a much more intentional manner. With the faith community’s support emotional, spiritual and relational needs are addressed. Together we can multiply our efforts by identifying and cataloging the unique resources each congregation has within the network. Through the network we can work together to create holistic care plans for families, emphasizing the church’s passion for restoration through meeting concrete needs, relationship building, and community connection. Perhaps the way churches can best help is not through the stuff we give, but through the hope we offer. Prayer, hope and encouragement are extended in the context of relationship and community.” Reply Its such bull. They say they are talking about it, but theyre actually doing nothing. No shhelters in Apopka. Theres nothing here. The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT September 30, 2017 at 9:28 pm A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” -Mahatma Gandhi Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Christian Ministerial AllianceCentral Florida Commission on HomelessnessCommunity resource NetworkDr. Joel HunterThe Voice of Compassion Previous articleOrange County sets its debris pickup scheduleNext articleWater Shortage Warning Order rescinded as groundwater levels recover Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


first_imgManufacturers: Baldwin, Forte Pisos, Hunter Douglas, Juno Lighting, Mármoles Ponzanelli, PiacereSave this picture!© Nasser MalekText description provided by the architects. Located in a residential area on the outskirts of the city of Mexico, in the colonia Lomas de Chapultepec.Impeccable to the outside, the house sits on a plane to 2.50 meters above street level at its lowest part, developed at the centre of the ground giving rise to a courtyard in front and a garden behind.Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan+ 26Apparent simplicity and exquisite details this House is resolved with flat roofs between a courtyard and a garden in which ambiguously intersect Interior and exterior facings which stand out clearly the constructive system based on concrete, glass and steel.Save this picture!© Nasser MalekThis residence was built with the characteristic style of architecture from the years 60´s inspired by modernism.Save this picture!© Nasser MalekThe program includes two levels on the access platform and a basement which is accessed from the bottom of the street, this leading to the parking lot.Save this picture!© Nasser MalekQuality materials, clear colours and fleeting reflections on glass are at the service of comfort and design, to gardening camouflages the borders and builds a landscape and atmosphere of privacy.Save this picture!© Nasser MalekProject gallerySee allShow lessPrivate Family Home / LA Hally ArchitectSelected ProjectsD&P Residence / Atelier ParaleloSelected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects 2014 CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico “COPY” Casa Sierra Leona / JJRR/ARQUITECTURA “COPY”center_img Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Photographs:  Nasser Malek Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: JJRR/ARQUITECTURA Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Nasser Malek+ 26 Share CopyAbout this officeJJRR/ARQUITECTURAOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityTop100MexicoPublished on September 05, 2014Cite: “Casa Sierra Leona / JJRR/ARQUITECTURA” 05 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 Casa Sierra Leona / JJRR/ARQUITECTURASave this projectSaveCasa Sierra Leona / JJRR/ARQUITECTURAlast_img read more

Kampono House / Realrich Architecture Workshop

first_img Year:  Architects: Realrich Architecture Workshop Area Area of this architecture project Kampono House / Realrich Architecture WorkshopSave this projectSaveKampono House / Realrich Architecture Workshop Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Eric Dinardi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Kampono House / Realrich Architecture Workshop Houses Save this picture!© Eric Dinardi+ 40 Share 2017 ArchDailycenter_img Indonesia CopyHouses•West Jakarta, Indonesia Projects Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRealrich Architecture WorkshopOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWest JakartaIndonesiaPublished on October 01, 2017Cite: “Kampono House / Realrich Architecture Workshop” 01 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Toto, Asahimas, Dekson, Jaya Board, Modena, fino, twinliteClient:Mirza Kampono, Adhisty Juliani KamponoArchitect In Charge:Realrich SjariefProject Team:Septrio Effendi, Miftahuddin Nurdayat, Rio Triwardana, Tatyana Kusumo, Alhamdamar Mudafiq, Rofianisa Nurdin, Hardiyanto Agung Nugroho.General Contractor:Singgih SuryantoSupervisor In Charge:SudjatmikoConstruction Manager:Yudi AtangStructure Engineer:John Djuhaedi and associatesMaster Carpenter:Syarifuddin PudinMaster Steelwelder:Tata lasMechanical And Electrical Engineer:Bambang Priyono, Andi, Karim and HamimPlans And Illustrations:Septrio Effendi, Hadrian Halim, Yuki Fadillah.City:West JakartaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eric DinardiRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Located in The Green Precinct, Bumi Serpong Damai, Tangerang, Kampono House sited on the corner of the complex facing west and south. Its total area is 319 sqm, and having land shaped round. The design use this existing situation to emphasize land potential of scenery and continuous attributes by juxtapositioning axial line and curvature lines, both in interior and exterior part. From outside, the house shows its extrovertness while from inside, neatly put dwelling program kept family activities intact and still private. Land orientation influence design process as opportunity to maximize lighting reception and vistas. Double height window standing still upfront side that facing Southwest, which shaded by 2 existing Albizia Chinensis trees. The design process changes in a flow/continuous manner into final shape following its ground and scenery, as to resemble a dancing house, which were inspired from Mrs. Adhisty profession as ballerina.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiEntering the house, an open plan living room welcomed inhabitants and visitors. The ground floor ceiling is extended to maximize its spaciousness by height of 4 meter. On top of the living room, airflow mechanism is consisted in air stacking effect, -a lightwell, with size of 180×180 cm and periphery opening as cross air circulation. Swimming pool is located on second floor to guard user’s privacy, this position is achieved by raising the level of ground for about 2 m above, with land cut-and-fill method. Its positioned below curvature roof and having outmost scenery of entire neighborhood.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiRoof garden is placed at the rooftop to insulate the building from heat. This space also serves as relaxing place for immediate garden party. Below on the first floor, there are 3 bedroom beside central stair. Two bedroom is designed in 18 sqm for children, adjoining to terrace from curvature component. The master bedroom have bigger area of 30 sqm, with walk-through closet for clothes and powder area, adjoining master study, and facing directly to swimming pool.Save this picture!Section DThe ballete floor is placed on the same floor between master and kids room. This space is also works as second living room for family. The service floor and wet kitchen is located in semi-basement floor, along with utilities as genset and wáter pump.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiMaterial used in the house consisted of local cream Tulungagung marble, solid merbau wood, and steel pipe for handrailing. For handrailing, it is designed vertically placed each in 80 mm distance, put horizontally for kids safety. It used local ceramic for service floor, and coated bare concrete for outdoor finishes.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiKampono House is one example of project which exercise the modification of form and program with open plan circulation, in the tropical climate of Bumi Serpong Damai Tangerang, Indonesia.Save this picture!© Eric DinardiProject gallerySee allShow lessSursock Apartment / platauSelected ProjectsYosanyosu House / studio_GAONSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Klencke / NL Architects

first_img Apartments The Netherlands Klencke / NL ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKlencke / NL Architects CopyAbout this officeNL ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on September 28, 2018Cite: “Klencke / NL Architects” 28 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Klencke 退台公寓,城市与绿地之间的‘转换器’ / NL Architects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 Klencke / NL Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard IMd Projects Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 75Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Year:  UBA Bouw B.V. “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: NL Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg CopyApartments, Residential•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Mechanical Engineers: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Landscape Architecture / Planting:Jos van de LindeloofBuilding Physics:DPA Cauberg HuygenClient:NL DevelopmentCosts:VGGNl Architects:Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel KlaasseTeam:Gerbrand van Oostveen with Bobby de Graaf, Kirsten Hüsig, Katarina Labathova, Laura Riaño Lopez, Gert Jan Machiels, Giulia Pastore, Elsa Snyder, Jose Ramon Vives, Gen YamamotoCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcel van der BurgRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Porcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. Klencke (or Terras op Zuid) is a residential complex with a distinctive stepped profile that provides supersized outdoor spaces with a spectacular orientation.Klencke contains 50 units and will soon go up on the so-called Zuidas. The Zuidas is the CBD of Amsterdam; a point of gravity that absorbs financial institutions, law firms and related services, the La Defense or the Canary Wharf of the Netherlands.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgKlencke is strategically located at the border of the inner city: a 5 minute walk from an elegant shopping center, a 5 minute bike ride from the economic heart and 5 minute drive from the highway. Work, sports, recreation: all within reach. The nearby station brings you in no time to the airport.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe site is somewhat hidden alongside a lush canal that is part of the ‘ecological framework’ of the city: an unexpected green oasis.The building exploits its particular position. The north side faces the Zuidas and the inner-city in the distance, the south side opens up to the garden city called Buitenveldert. Klencke forms a ‘switch’ between urbanity and greenery.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgSave this picture!Courtesy of NL ArchitectsBuitenveldert is a post war expansion of Amsterdam with a rational, Modernist layout featuring a mix of high and low buildings: Light, Air, Space. It is considered the ‘Pièce de résistance’ of Cornelis Van Eesteren’s so-called Algemeen Uitbreidingplan; Modern and yet well-liked!Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgKlencke is placed parallel to the canal to fully take advantage of the position along the water. And since the residential area on the other side is facing east – west, perpendicular to the waterway, a really attractive vista opens up for the prospective inhabitants.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgSave this picture!© Marcel van der BurgLiving in the city is increasingly attractive but often implies a sacrifice: lack of outdoor space. But not at Klencke. The north-south orientation induces the introduction of a specific residential type: stepped housing. Each consequent Floor is pushed back as to create a terrace on top of the dwelling below: the building a ‘stair’.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgTraditional balconies tend to be stacked above one another and as such obscure the sky. The advantage of the stepped typology is that the terrace features optimal exposure, in principle all day long; there is no ‘ceiling’ hovering over it.Planters are ‘absorbed’ in the floor thickness: they are flush with the terrace. The ‘flowerpots’ are not an additional element, but integrated in the facade.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe greenery will be owned by the homeowners association and will be hand picked by a landscape architect. The residents can choose a specific color palette to their liking. A collective vertical park comes into being. The carefully composed foliage will form a kind of ‘veil’, a fragile filter between the building and its surroundings. Each floor articulated by its own floral cornice.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe access is on the North side through open-air galleries. Pushing back each floor also has positive effects on this side of the building. The protruding walkways offer a form of additional shelter and the arched profile adds attractive plasticity to the streetscape; the silhouette becomes sculptural.   Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe interface between the dwelling and circulation space will be transparent and generous due to large windows.Horizontal bands of micro-concrete run all along the building, integrating the flowerpots and galleries.  Each facade fragment between these bands will be made of fitting materials. The south facade fully glazed, the side facades light grey masonry and the north facade alternating glass in bronze frames and wooden panels that hide the rain pipes. Nice and clean.Save this picture!Courtesy of NL ArchitectsSave this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe specific organization of Klencke allows for a spectrum of different residential types with distinct sizes and characteristics.The majority of the houses will be compact. In spite the modest sizes the apartments feel spacious through the specific floor plans with a central core containing the wet areas, the kitchen, technical facilities and storage spaces that allow long sight lines. And through the extensive quality of the big windows and large balconies.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe lowest floor on the south side features single-sided, extra-wide units with an extra large terrace.On the street side rooms with additional height are positioned on ground level connecting to a slightly lifted deck. The ‘porch’ forms a buffer between the dwelling and the public space and aspired to catalyze street life. These dwellings in two stories and are accessible through a corridor and directly from the street.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessGroundwater Pumping Station Mittelweiherburg / firm ArchitektenSelected ProjectsCUBE / KAAN ArchitectenSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Contractor: 2018 Photographs Structural Engineers: Huygenlast_img read more

La Duette House / Natalie Dionne Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeNatalie Dionne ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontrealOn FacebookMontréalCanadaPublished on February 29, 2020Cite: “La Duette House / Natalie Dionne Architecture” 29 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream La Duette House / Natalie Dionne ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLa Duette House / Natalie Dionne ArchitectureSave this picture!© Raphaël Thibodeau+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Montréal, Canada Houses La Duette House / Natalie Dionne Architecture “COPY” Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs:  Raphaël Thibodeau Constructor: Design Team:Corinne Deleers, Martin Laneuville, Rosemarie Faille-FaubertClients:Patrice Éthier, Sophia Lormeus, Annie ÉthierEngineer:LatéralCity:MontréalCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. A new home for two families brings new life to a quiet Montréal neighborhood dating back to the 50’s and 60’s. In its own, unassuming way, this recent building is part of a movement that is gradually transforming Montréal’s traditional streets, as a growing number of young families are moving in. They are looking for friendly surroundings, but also for a contemporary way of life. Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauNamed La DUETTE in reference to the duet, intended for two performers, this new house was designed for a brother and a sister wanting to live under the same roof with their respective families. One of them occupies the upper two floors while the other one is on the lowest level. The challenge of bringing natural light to both interiors despite strict zoning regulations was a welcome opportunity for Natalie Dionne Architecture.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauLa DUETTE literally evolved from 3D models, which allowed the architects to explore the potential of this narrow site without contravening existing regulations. The virtual model was extremely useful in shaping the project, but it also helped the designers discover unexpected views and exterior living spaces.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThe upper unit of this new three-storey duplex is accessible from the front façade, off the street. Access to the lower unit is from the side alley. A small marquee above each entrance signals their presence from the street and helps create a feeling of intimacy for both families. Set slightly below ground, the lower unit is a two-bedroom apartment with a living area extending outside to a small private courtyard. Light floods in from the large openings at the back as well as from side windows.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauAt the front of the house, stairs lead up to the upper unit, which is raised above the street level. The ground floor is treated as an open-concept living space. The kitchen and the dining area are directly connected to a generous covered terrace overlooking the back alley. The master bedroom, two children’s bedrooms, and a small play area are on the upper floor.Two solutions for maximizing natural light were envisioned. The first was to “fold” the lateral façade inwards, creating a recess large enough to accommodate two sets of windows facing each other. A major source of natural light, these windows also provide unexpected views. The other solution was to incorporate a skylight intended to cover the stairwell so completely as to appear practically invisible.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauTransparency is key to this project, particularly in the upper unit where light abounds and unexpected views pop up, out of the blue. The sculptural stairs, which float above the floor, create magical moments. Everyday gestures become poetry. A seamless glass partition separates the master bedroom from the stairwell, reinforcing the effect of transparency. Long curtains insure intimacy. Maple veneer is used throughout on huge doors and partitions meant to keep services out of sight. The warm presence of wood makes up for the cooler feeling of materials such as the floors’ polished concrete and the windows’ aluminum frames. The black staircase stands in stark contrast with its white surroundings. Partially suspended to a sheet steel divider, its sculptural effect is accentuated by the shadows created by the natural light coming from the skylight above.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauProject gallerySee allShow lessHernani Cidade Apartment / ArribaSelected ProjectsTips on Passing the Architect Registration ExaminationArticles Share Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” OVI constructionlast_img read more

HBOS chooses I CAN as 2006 charity of the year

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HBOS chooses I CAN as 2006 charity of the year HBOS plc today announced that I CAN has been chosen by its staff to be the “Charity of the Year” for 2006. Through its Million £ Challenge, a year long programme of fundraising activities by staff, HBOS will give all of the money raised to ICAN, the charity to help children who have severe and complex disabilities to communicate. Any money raised above £1 million will then be split between all three shortlisted charities. HBOS have now raised over £10 million for charity since the inception of the Challenge in 2002. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 January 2006 | Newslast_img read more

A ‘protester suppression’ bill launched in Florida

first_imgOccupied Creek/Muscogee territory — Pensacola Fla.In a Sept. 21 press conference, Florida far-right Governor Ron DeSantis launched a new attack against the continuing protests for Black lives with the announcement of a reactionary legislative bill, the “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act.” The bill would drastically intensify criminal charges against protesters, and it would allow civilians to harm protesters with few to no repercussions.Activists rally against suppression of protest, Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 26.The bill is part of an accelerating wave of neo-Nazi, white-supremacist assault — both legal and vigilante — on protests which have flooded the country after the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd in May. Right-wing Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a set of similar legislative bills Sept. 24. Workers World Party-Central Gulf Coast branch met the threat by DeSantis with a “Fightback Against Protest Suppression” rally of staunch activists in downtown Pensacola on Sept. 26. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, with communication networks down, representatives of Socialist Trans Initiative, Black Voters Matter and the WWP branch denounced the governor’s attempt to suppress protest and called for “Justice for Breonna Taylor!” Taylor was killed as she slept, when cops invaded her Kentucky residence in March.A new ‘Protester Suppression Act’DeSantis’ bill would make blocking traffic during an “unpermitted protest” a third-degree felony and would hold the driver not liable for injury or death, if they “flee for their safety.” There have been scores of incidents during the recent uprisings where racists intentionally drive into crowds to harm and kill protesters. This bill would allow these attackers to avoid charges, if they use the same racist excuse that killer cops give for shooting Black people: “I feared for my life.” In addition, the bill would make destroying or toppling any monuments a second-degree felony. This is a direct attack on protesters after several years of them pulling down racist Confederate statues. It is no surprise to anti-racist, anti-colonialist protesters that statues and monuments to colonialism and white supremacy are being protected, while thousands of people — the majority Black, Brown and poor people — are dying from COVID-19 because of medical malpractice by the state.Perhaps one of the most egregious additions made in the proposed law is assigning RICO liability to anyone who organizes a protest or assembly deemed “disorderly” or “violent” — a designation solely in the hands of police or other state entities. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Law enables prosecution of all individuals involved in an organization ruled “criminal.” This means, for instance, if a social justice group organizes a rally which police declare “disorderly,” the state could arrest everyone in the organization under a RICO liability, making all members liable to criminal charges. This is an attempt to crush entire organizations that are in the streets fighting white supremacy.The Florida bill would also increase the mandatory minimum jail sentence for “striking a law enforcement officer,” mandating anyone convicted of that crime to remain incarcerated for at least six months. Of course, activist video documentation shows that cops are most often violent aggressors at protests — and then later charge protesters who defend themselves with “striking a law enforcement officer.”In an attack on the “Defund, Disarm, Abolish the Police” movement, the DeSantis bill would prohibit state grants or aid to any local government that slashes the budget for law enforcement services. Masses of people in many communities are now demanding police budgets be cut in order to fund community projects and services. The bill’s far-right message is clear: Community programs must suffer — and communities must suffer under a police state.Finally, the bill directly attacks jail support for protesters who are arrested. It denies bail or bond until the first appearance in court, if a person is charged with a crime related to “disorderly or violent assembly.” In the last several months, there has been an increase in protesters thrown in jail and kept in jail indefinitely while they await a hearing. This bill would solidify that approach, with the arrested person forced to remain in jail indefinitely until a hearing is scheduled, days or weeks later — effectively incarcerating people to keep them from rejoining protests.Activists in Florida are mobilizing more actions against this “Protester Suppression Act” — to say NO to a police state!  WW Photo: Devin CFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

That stings: Volleyball sees season end in NIVC semifinals loss to Yellow Jackets

first_imgColin Post printTCU reached the semifinals of the NIVC for the second time in three years. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comTCU volleyball saw their season end on Saturday as they fell 3-1 to Georgia Tech in the NIVC semifinals.It was the Frogs’ second time in three years to reach the semifinals of the event.Middle blocker Katie Clark and outside hitter Julia Adams led TCU with 12 kills each in the loss.The first set was intense, seeing five ties. After Georgia Tech took an early lead, five kills in the set from Adams alone helped get TCU back in it.The Frogs pulled within one late in the set, but the Yellow Jackets scored the last four points to win 25-20 and take a 1-0 match lead.Despite a poor start and an intense home crowd for Georgia Tech, TCU wasn’t going home without a fight. The Frogs popped off on an early 8-1 run to take a large lead that they would hold until the end.TCU won the set 25-19 to tie the match at one set apiece. Middle blocker Sarah Swanson was sensational with five blocks in the set.From there, the Yellow Jackets took over with authority. The third set was nothing short of a massacre, as Georgia Tech started on a 13-1 run that would translate into a 25-8 set win.Nevertheless, TCU showed more fight in the fourth set, falling just short. The set saw fourteen ties and five lead changes, with the teams scrapping and clawing for every point.Georgia Tech would end the set on a 3-0 run to win 25-23 and move on the the NIVC finals.Outside hitter Ashley Waggle posted nine kills in her final game in for TCU.The Frogs finish the season at 12-18 overall and 4-12 in Big 12 play.With just two seniors on the active roster, TCU anticipates significant improvement over the offseason for a team that will see the majority of its key players return in the 2020 season. Colin Post Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Post Twitter Colin Post TCU reached the semifinals of the NIVC for the second time in three years. Photo courtesy of + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Twitter Colin Post Previous articleAustralians find athletic, academic home at TCUNext articleMen’s basketball moves to 9-2 after blowout of Lamar Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated falllast_img read more

Consumers Weigh in On Fed Rate Cuts and Mortgages

first_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Risks of Real Estate Fraud Next: Americans React to Affordability Issues Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Home / Daily Dose / Consumers Weigh in On Fed Rate Cuts and Mortgages About Author: Seth Welborncenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily debt Fed Interest mortgage Rates 2019-09-11 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago September 11, 2019 1,223 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Consumers Weigh in On Fed Rate Cuts and Mortgages Tagged with: debt Fed Interest mortgage Rates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago A second Fed rate cut is likely, with research indicating there is a 91% chance of the Fed reducing its target interest rate by 25 basis points in September 2019.  In response, WalletHub conducted a survey of consumers to determine how they feel rate cuts can impact their lives and their debt. According to WalletHub, if recent rate hikes are any indication, we won’t see much of a change following a September rate cut, as the mortgage markets have already accounted for the move. However, that is not to say Fed rate changes don’t make mortgages more or less expensive for new borrowers. WalletHub’s analysts estimate that this rate cut has already decreased the cost of new mortgages by around 10 basis points.WalletHub’s survey revealed that 68% of people say the interest rates on their loans are currently too high, while 72% of people say it’s good for their own wallet when the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. Additionally, 56% of people say it’s good for the economy when the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates.According to another study from Bankrate, 67% of economists believe the Fed will make two or more cuts, while 14% predicted one more. Additionally, another 10 percent predict rate cuts as well as the return of quantitative easing.The likelihood of more rate cuts is due in part to a deteriorating economic outlook. Ninety percent of economists in Bankrate’s survey said that the risks to the outlook were tilted toward the downside, up from 80 percent in the second quarter.“The question we keep asking ourselves is, how many more blows can this aging business cycle take?” Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist at the Economic Outlook Group told Bankrate. “We expect the economy will barely avoid a recession next year, and the consumer should get credit for that. But the escalating trade dispute, along with the havoc it has caused to supply chains and how it dampened economic growth worldwide will all be with us — at least until 2021.” Subscribelast_img read more

28-year-old arrested in Strabane in relation to dissident activity

first_img Twitter 28-year-old arrested in Strabane in relation to dissident activity Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Police investigating dissident republican terrorist activity have arrested a 28-year-old man in Strabane.A number of houses in the Castlegrange area of town were searched yesterday evening.A fortnight ago there were two pipe bombs found by police in town, which were believed to have been targeting officers.It’s understood this arrest is in relation to those incidents.The man has been taken to the serious crime suite at Antrim police station for questioning. Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleMan in his 40s dies in Tyrone crashNext articleNew state-of-the-art playground to open in Raphoe today News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – April 19, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

Taxi driver denies driving without due care and attention, causing death

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest The driver of a minibus taxi who drove over a Letterkenny woman lying on the road in Ballyshannon on New Year’s Day 2015, thought he had been in contact with a “cardboard box” at first, a court was told.William McKee of Carricknahorna, Cashelard, Ballyshannon is pleading not guilty to a charge of driving without due care and attention, causing the death of 33- year- old Sheena Stewart at Main Street Ballyshannon on January 1st 2015The mother-of-three had been living in Letterkenny, and had come back from a night out in neighbouring Bundoran when the alleged incident happened around 1.50 am.The court was told the mother-of-three was lying on the road in the “foetal position” on the road outside the bus station when the collision happened.The defendant later said at interview, that he did not see the mother-of-three, and when the back axle of the minibus went over the object, he felt “something solid” underneath, so he turned his van and came back to the scene of the alleged incident.Ms Stewart was wearing dark clothes at the time of the collision, the court heard.In outlining the Prosecution case before a seven men and five-woman jury at Donegal Town Circuit Court, Ms Eileen O’Leary SC said the defendant was driving a red Ford Transit taxi minibus at Main Street Ballyshannon when the alleged incident occurred at around 1.50 am.Ms Stewart died from multiple injuries as a result of the collision, the court heard.The court heard that Ms Stewart had travelled from her home in Letterkenny to Bundoran to stay in a B&B in Bundoran with her boyfriend on December 31 to celebrate the holiday season.They arrived in the afternoon, and went out to socialise in the town later.The victim had a disagreement with her boyfriend, left the B&B, and walked to the Finner Roundabout about 1.4km distance at around 1 a.m.She was trying to get a lift back to Letterkenny and was upset, the court heard.Two passing members of An Garda Siochana stopped, and gave her a lift to Ballyshannon Bus Station and told her she could get a bus to Letterkenny that was coming from Dublin Airport, the court heard.Ms Stewart told the gardai that her boyfriend had her phone and her money, but she had a bus pass and was brought to Ballyshannon.Ms Stewart, who had “drink taken” but was “not intoxicated”, was trying to wave down traffic near the bus station in Ballyshannon, and two vehicles swerved to avoid her, the court heard.The court was told that Ms Stewart was lying on the road in the “foetal position” before she was struck by the minibus.She was dragged along the road for a time before the van turned around and came back.An ambulance was called and Dr Isabella Grant pronounced Sheenagh Stewart dead at 2.45 am, the court heard. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 25, 2017 Taxi driver denies driving without due care and attention, causing death Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Previous article16 people awaiting admission to LUHNext articleMichael Murphy named on provisional rules squad News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

Josie-Enon scarecrows dressed for harvest

first_img FESTIVAL DAY: Rain can’t dampen Peanut Butter Festival Only one time in its 27-year history has the Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge been rained out. And it took… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Josie-Enon scarecrows dressed for harvest Published 9:12 pm Monday, October 28, 2019 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Skip Email the author Bonnie Dunn is very selective when shopping for clothes.She smiles when she says that because those “folks” on her shopping list are two scarecrows, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. (Fall Harvest) Scarecrow.Dunn of the Josie/Enon community enjoys the fall harvest season and she remembers when scarecrows were a part of the fall harvest scene in and around Pike County. So, when the peanut dust catches the wind, the cotton turns the sunny South into a winter wonderland and home gardens are teeming with colorful “greens” and red and yellow   peppers, she begins looking for “just the right attire” for the Scarecrows with carved pumpkin heads.center_img By Jaine Treadwell Along the Enon roadway, Mr. and Mrs. Harvest Scarecrow scare away the harvest scavengers but delight passers-by especially the youngsters and those old enough to remember the by-gone days.The backdrop for the scarecrow display is a 500-pound, 100-year-old corn wagon that belongs to Steve Ingram, who is more than willing to haul it on-site for the harvest season. You Might Like Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “My sister and I are very selective about where we shop for scarecrow clothes,” Dunn said, with a smile. “You can’t buy clothes for scarecrows just anywhere. So, we shop the Salvation Army Thrift Stores and other second hand clothing stores. It takes lot of looking to find the perfect outfits for scarecrows.”Dunn said scarecrows must be dressed in brightly colored attire with the basic overalls for him and a plaid shirt, a straw hat and a bandanna. For the lady, a brightly colored skirt with a petticoat and a blouse, a scarf and a wrap for the cool nights and a hat, with flowers if possible.Dunn said brightly colored clothing scares away the crows and other critters intent on dining on the fall harvest. Dunn said she enjoys the harvest season and dressing the Scarecrows for public display.“I love the fall and everything associated with it,” she said. “I have a scarecrow in my fall garden but, so far, it has not scared way the deer that are feasting on the fruits of the harvest.” Latest Stories Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Scott Peterson’s death sentence overturned in murder of pregnant wife

first_imgABC NewsBY: MIKE GUDGELL, JIM VOJTECK and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The California Supreme Court overturned the death penalty sentence for Scott Peterson, who was found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife in a highly publicized case, based on judicial error.Scott Peterson, 42, was convicted in 2004 of one count of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Laci Peterson, who was nearly 8 months pregnant at the time, and one count of second-degree murder for killing their unborn son.Laci Peterson, 27, disappeared on Christmas Eve in 2002. The bodies of Laci and her unborn son were found in San Francisco Bay in April 2003.In a written decision dated Monday, the court upheld Scott Peterson’s guilty judgment.“Peterson contends his trial was flawed for multiple reasons, beginning with the unusual amount of pretrial publicity that surrounded the case,” the court said. “We reject Peterson’s claim that he received an unfair trial as to guilt and thus affirm his convictions for murder.”But the court did note that “the trial court made a series of clear and significant errors in jury selection that, under long-standing United States Supreme Court precedent, undermined Peterson’s right to an impartial jury at the penalty phase.”The court said it was required to reverse the death sentence after determining that the trial court “erroneously dismissed” prospective jurors who said they opposed the death penalty, “even though the jurors gave no indication that their views would prevent them from following the law.”“We are grateful for the California Supreme Court’s unanimous recognition that if the state wishes to put someone to death, it must proceed to trial only with a fairly selected jury,” Cliff Gardner, Scott Peterson’s appellate attorney, said in a statement.The Stanislaus County prosecutor, Birgit Fladager, can decide to retry the penalty phase, though a decision will not likely be made until the court decides on Scott Peterson’s pending habeas petition.“[While] we are disappointed that such a biased jury selection process results in a reversal of only the death sentence, we look forward to the Court’s review of the new forensic and eyewitness evidence of innocence,” Gardner said in the statement.The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the decision.Sharon Rocha, Laci Peterson’s mother, also declined to comment.Laci Peterson was last seen at home in Modesto, California. Scott Peterson reported his wife missing on Dec. 24, 2002. His mistress, Amber Frey, secretly worked with police to help convict him. A jury unanimously found him guilty of murdering his wife and unborn child, and a judge sentenced him to die by lethal injection. He has been on death row at the San Quentin State Prison.In a 2017 A&E documentary series, “The Murder of Laci Peterson,” Scott Peterson described the moment he heard his guilty verdict.“It was crazy, just this amazing, horrible, physical reaction I had,” he said. “I couldn’t feel my feet on the floor. I couldn’t feel the chair I was sitting in. My vision got a little blurry.”California’s last execution was in 2006, under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Last year Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a moratorium on executions while he is in office.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Numerous Utah College Football Players Named To Outland Trophy Watch List

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDALLAS-Tuesday, the 2019 Outland Trophy watch list was released, featuring four collegians representing Utah schools.This award is annually given to the best interior lineman in college football, representing both the offensive and defensive lines.BYU is represented by sophomore offensive lineman Brady Christensen and junior defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga. The University of Utah is represented by senior defensive tackle John Penisini and senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu.As a redshirt freshman, Christensen, a product of Bountiful High School, started all 13 of the Cougars’ games last season. Tonga has played in 26 games for the Cougars in his collegiate career. He has 49 career tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and a forced fumble.Penisini earned second-team all-Pac-12 honors last season, posting two sacks and seven tackles for a loss for the Utes. Fotu is a returning all-Pac-12 first team member, amassing three sacks and 5.5 tackles for a loss for Utah in 2018.In his career with the Utes, Fotu has 57 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for a loss.This year’s winner will be the 74th all-time recipient of this prestigious award. July 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Numerous Utah College Football Players Named To Outland Trophy Watch List Tags: Brady Christensen/BYU/John Penisini/Khyiris Tonga/Leki Fotu/Outland Trophy/Utah Brad Jameslast_img read more