Y704 House / Marc & Co + coarchitecture

first_img Y704 House / Marc & Co + coarchitecture CopyHouses•Brisbane, Australia Australia “COPY” 2010 “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140396/y704-house-marcco-coarchitecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140396/y704-house-marcco-coarchitecture Clipboard Y704 House / Marc & Co + coarchitectureSave this projectSaveY704 House / Marc & Co + coarchitecture ArchDaily Photographs:  Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. This river front home is designed to engage with water views to the north and views into large fig trees to the south. At the centre of the house is a large double height living area which becomes the main space of the house and allows rooms deep with the plan to have an outlook, through the main room, to the river. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsRecommended ProductsSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesThe site is flanked by neighbouring houses. To allow sunlight to enter from the north, and control privacy, a double wall was created. The wall gives a wash of light in the afternoon, creating a desired calmness. Save this picture!plan 02Each end of the house is formed in over scaled off-form white concrete. The scale and smoothness of the concrete is contrasted with timber screens that scale down and humanise. The delicate screens, deep reveals of concrete and landscaped foreground create a series of layers between the river front boardwalk and the interior of the house. The house is a calm private sanctuary within a busy urban environment. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsAs one moves through the house there is a series of contrasting experiences. The house uses compressed spaces to enhance the scale of spaces beyond, textured materials to enhance the smoothness of concrete, darkness to enhance the light levels of a space beyond. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe house uses both thermal mass and cross ventilation as a means of passive cooling for the subtropical climate. The north facing plan has large overhangs with automated louvers allowing cross ventilation as required. The eastern and western facades have minimal openings, acting as a thermal barrier. There is also a 22000L underground watertank and extensive use of LED lighting.Project gallerySee allShow lessAzienda Elettrica Ticinese Headquarters / Dario FranchiniArticlesWalk-in Cinema / Suyabatmaz Demirel ArchitectsArticles Share Projects Photographs Architects: Marc & Co, coarchitecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMarc & CoOfficeFollowcoarchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrisbaneHousesAustraliaPublished on June 19, 2011Cite: “Y704 House / Marc & Co + coarchitecture” 19 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Lazy Bear Pool House / BarlisWedlick

first_img United States Manufacturers: Benjamin Moore, Crate & Barrel, Stone Source, West Elm, Arroyo Craftsman, Crawford & Associates Engineering, Devonian Stone, Gallant and Jones, Harley’s on Beverly, Jon Howell Antiques, Perennials Inc, Schuco, Scott Swimming Pools, Tommy Bahama Crawford & Associates Engineering ArchDaily Lazy Bear Pool House / BarlisWedlick “COPY” Save this picture!© Reto GuntliCurated by Paula Pintos Share General Contractor: Lazy Bear Pool House / BarlisWedlickSave this projectSaveLazy Bear Pool House / BarlisWedlick CopyHouses•Old Chatham, United States Photographs:  Reto Guntli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: BarlisWedlick Area Area of this architecture project James Romanchuk & Son “COPY” Year:  Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961128/lazy-bear-pool-house-barliswedlick Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961128/lazy-bear-pool-house-barliswedlick Clipboard Area:  2750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2014 MEP: Passive House Consultant:Levy ParnershipCity:Old ChathamCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Reto GuntliRecommended ProductsPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building ElementsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The 2,750 sq ft Lazy Bear Poolhouse by BarlisWedlick is located on a 115-acre estate in the Catskill Mountains. A modern twist on traditional rustic architecture, the pool house – which houses a 54-foot-long pool – is an extension of the property’s main house accessible by a passageway constructed partially underground.Save this picture!© Reto GuntliBuilt with Passive House principles, the larger-than-life pool house features 18-foot-tall triple-glazed windows constructed along the pool’s west side to maximize sunlight. The underground passageway also allows an airtight entry, which creates an 88-degree indoor temperature all year round.Save this picture!© Reto GuntliSave this picture!© Reto GuntliVentilation from the ceiling prevents the glass from fogging up from the warm climate. BarlisWedlick intentionally designed the pool house in a different architectural style than the main house, noting that because of its unique size, a matching style would have compromised its proportions.Save this picture!© Reto GuntliSave this picture!© Reto GuntliSave this picture!© Reto GuntliOver time, the agricultural-style structure with a standing-seam gabled roof and two-toned board-and-batten siding will appear to look ‘older’ than the main house. Four tree-trunk columns run the length of the pool anchoring the structure’s nature-centric look, while white birch logs cover the walls. A leaf-patterned Paul Frankl upholstered sofa and forest-inspired wallpaper further add to the building’s feel of tropical escapism.Save this picture!© Reto GuntliProject gallerySee allShow lessStone Lodges Private Residences / EarthitectsSelected ProjectsChip&Chop House / David Ruiz MolinaSelected Projects Share Peterson Engineering Group Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeBarlisWedlickOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookOld ChathamUnited StatesPublished on May 05, 2021Cite: “Lazy Bear Pool House / BarlisWedlick” 05 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Ida Gibbs Hunt and the Pan-African Movement

first_imgIda Gibbs HuntThe Pan-African Congress in Paris in 1919 saw participation by African-American women, including Addie Waites Hunton and Ida Gibbs Hunt, who delivered a paper there. (See Addie Waites Hunton.)Ida Gibbs was born on Nov. 16, 1862, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She later attended and completed her college education in 1884, earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Oberlin College in Ohio.  She became an instructor at the M Street High School (now called the Dunbar High School) in Washington, D.C., and then retired after marrying career diplomat William Henry Hunt in 1904.Although she traveled with her spouse on his diplomatic assignments, Gibbs Hunt continued her activism in the areas of civil rights, women’s affairs and Pan-Africanism. The Black Past website notes: “In 1905, she joined a handful of black women in founding the first Young Women’s Christian Association for African Americans in Washington, D.C.  She participated in the Niagara Movement, The Femmes de France, the Bethel Literary Society, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Washington Welfare Association, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Red Cross.”This biography continues: “[Hunt] wrote and gave speeches in support of peace, women’s suffrage and civil rights for African Americans. … [She] was the assistant secretary for the Second Pan-African Congress in Paris in 1919. She delivered a paper entitled ‘The “Coloured” Races and the League of Nations’ at the Third Pan-African Congress in London in 1923 and co-chaired the Conference’s Executive Committee with W.E.B. Du Bois.”Hunt promoted her ideas internationally, and published many articles and reviews on cultural issues. She remained active in social justice organizations in the U.S. Ida Gibbs Hunt died in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 19, 1957.The year 1919, when the second Pan-African Congress was held, was a tumultuous year for race relations in the U.S. Race riots occurred; the largest and most deadly took place in Chicago. African-American troops who had served in France were not about to suffer the same indignities as their ancestors. Out of the 1919 events came a plethora of political, cultural and literary outpourings, popularly known as the Harlem Renaissance.By 1923, Addie Waites Hunton was focusing her attention on the world peace movement, seeing a direct link between ending imperialist war and the national liberation of colonial territories and African Americans. Funding for the Pan-African movement was then largely carried out by the International Women’s Circle for Peace and Foreign Relations, which Hunton was involved in.Du Bois acknowledged in 1955 in “Pan-Africanism: A Mission in My Life,” that “American Negro women revived the Congress idea and a fourth Pan-African Congress was held in New York [in 1927].”  Thirteen countries were represented, including from Africa the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. Mass participation at several venues was estimated at 5,000 people.Women at forefront of struggles in Africa, U.S. Women played an instrumental role in the formation of the Pan-African movement from the late 19th century through the national liberation struggles of the middle-to-late-20th century. In Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, Guinea, Algeria, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and other states.  Women were at the forefront of the independence efforts in the areas of mass mobilization, political education, armed struggle and national reconstruction.In the U.S., it was also the activities of such women as Mamie Till Mobley, Rosa  Parks, Jo Ann Robinson, Ella Baker, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer, Septima Clark, Gloria Richardson and many others who provided the social impetus for the re-emergence of the Civil Rights and Black Power struggles of the 1950s and 1960s.Since the 1960s and 1970s, consciousness about the essential role of women in popular movements and intellectual culture has grown immensely.This review of women’s philosophical and political contributions to the organizational origins of Pan-Africanism from the 1890s through the 1920s provides a glimpse of their significance. Much more work is needed by scholars, journalists and activists to uncover and expose this important history to wider audiences — including emerging generations of revolutionaries in Western industrialized countries and the broader world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ramona Convent, Archdiocese’s Oldest All-Girls School, Celebrates 125 Years

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Education Ramona Convent, Archdiocese’s Oldest All-Girls School, Celebrates 125 Years STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 | 3:19 pm Top of the News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. About 500 alumnae, faculty, students and staff recently filled the gym of Ramona Convent Secondary School, the Archdiocese’s oldest Catholic all-girls school, for the 125th Anniversary Mass celebrated by Archbishop José Gomez.“Ramona was originally founded to provide educational opportunities for the daughters of local farmers in the San Gabriel Valley,” said Sister Kathleen Callaway, President of Ramona, which serves girls grades 9-12. “While the San Gabriel Valley has changed, our mission of empowering young women through education has not changed.”Following the Oct. 4 Mass, Archbishop Gomez blessed the school’s statue of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, who founded the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Attendees then enjoyed a reception featuring displays of Ramona’s history including pictures, videos, artifacts and graduation dresses from the past.As the oldest Catholic all-girls school in the Archdiocese still operating in its original location in Alhambra, Ramona was founded in 1889 when the area was considered wilderness and the population of the Los Angeles basin was only about 50,000 people.Since its founding, more than 7,300 young women have graduated from Ramona. Countless others have received part of their education here. More than 6,000 alumnae and past pupils still serve their communities worldwide.The celebration was not only about the past, but of a commitment to carry forward the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names to provide a quality Catholic education, relevant to the times to the young women enrolled at Ramona.Upcoming 125th Anniversary events include a Women’s Symposium on Jan. 29, 2015 with Guest Speaker, Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK in Washington D.C. The 125th Anniversary Gala is set for April 5, 2015 at The Castaway in Burbank. For more information, call (626) 282-4151.Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 West Ramona Road, Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

High Court rejects challenge to councillor’s co-option

first_imgNews Facebook Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img Facebook Twitter A High Court action against Donegal County Council over the co-option of Michael McBride to replace Senator Jimmy Harte has been dismissed.Letterkenny solicitor Dessie Sheils brought forward the challenge on the basis that Jimmy Hartes post should have been filled by a non-party candidate.But yesterday at the High Court Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne ruled that it was impossible to reach the conclusion that Cllr McBride was either a member or candidate of the Labour Party at the time of his co-option.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Cllr Michael McBride said he was reliefed, and was looking forward now to working with his constituents…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/mmcb1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleErin’s grandfather hopes her tragic death won’t be in vainNext articleShatter advises people to leave websites if problems arise News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey High Court rejects challenge to councillor’s co-option Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ By News Highland – November 8, 2012 last_img read more

SC Accepts Affidavit Of Undertaking Filed By Padmanabha Swamy Temple ‘Trustee’; Directs Constitution Of Committees Within 4 Weeks [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Accepts Affidavit Of Undertaking Filed By Padmanabha Swamy Temple ‘Trustee’; Directs Constitution Of Committees Within 4 Weeks [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Aug 2020 1:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has accepted the affidavit of undertaking filed by Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma of the erstwhile Royal Family of Travancore. The Court granted four weeks time to constitute the Administrative Committee and Advisory Committee of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and to make them functional.The bench of Justices UU Lalit and Indu Malhotra also accepted the submission that the…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 has accepted the affidavit of undertaking filed by Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma of the erstwhile Royal Family of Travancore. The Court granted four weeks time to constitute the Administrative Committee and Advisory Committee of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and to make them functional.The bench of Justices UU Lalit and Indu Malhotra also accepted the submission that the chairperson of the Advisory Committee should be a retired Judge of the Kerala High Court as he would be more familiar with the practices of the Temple and local issues. It also agreed with the view that if the District Judge, Thiruvananthapuram is not a Hindu, the next senior most Additional District Judge of Thiruvananthapuram District who is a Hindu shall be the chairperson of the Administrative committee. While upholding the rights of the erstwhile Royal Family of Travancore as the shebait of Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram, the Supreme Court in its judgement passed on 13th July 2020, had also directed that the powers of ‘the Ruler of Travancore’ under the Travancore-Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions Act (TC Act) with respect to temple administration be delegated to the Administrative Committee and Advisory Committees constituted by the court. The proposals regarding the Administrative Committee and the delegation of powers to it had come from the family itself. The Court had directed the legal representative of to file an appropriate affidavit of undertaking.Para “C” of the Affidavit of Undertaking filed by Rama Varma stipulates that all members of the Administrative Committee must be Hindus and must fulfill the requirement of Section 2(aa) of the Travancore -Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions Act, 1950. It further states that if the District Judge, Thiruvananthapuram is not a Hindu, the next senior most Additional District Judge of Thiruvananthapuram District who is a Hindu shall be the chairperson.  Para H provides that the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee shall be a retired Judge of the High Court of Kerala to be nominated by the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.Before the bench, Senior Advocate  K. Venugopal submitted that Para “C” is consistent with the mandate of the Statute in Section 2(aa) of the Travancore-Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions Act and the directions issued by the Court. He submitted that though original Note on the basis of which the directions were issued by this Court did not so stipulate, the chairperson of the Advisory Committee should be a retired Judge of the Kerala High Court as he would be more familiar with the practices of the Temple and local issues and would therefore be suitable to take up the assignment as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee. Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta,  who appeared  for State of Kerala submitted that the Affidavit of Undertaking as filed, be taken on record and accepted. Taking note of this, the bench ordered:”In the circumstances, we accept the affidavit of Undertaking and direct that all consequential directions in Para 115 and such other stipulations in that regard shall become operative. Since we have now accepted the Affidavit of Undertaking, four weeks time from today is granted to constitute the Administrative Committee and Advisory Committee of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and to make them functional.”The bench also made it clear that till the new Executive Officer is appointed by the Administrative Committee in terms of the Judgement dated 13.07.2020, the present incumbent shall continue to hold the charge as the Executive Officer of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. The Court also recorded its sincere appreciation for the efforts put in by the applicant as Executive Officer of the temple and by the erstwhile Administrative Committee.The Affidavit of Undertaking, which has been now accepted by the Court, contains the following clauses as well:In Para F, it is stipulated that in all spiritual and religious matters and matters concerning the rituals to be performed at the Temple, the views of the Chief Thantri shall be binding on the Administrative Committee. Para J states that the Administrative Committee shall not take any decision on the following matters of policy without obtaining the prior approval of the Trustee: (a) Any expense item exceeding Rs.15 lakhs per month; (b) Any one-time expense of Rs. 1 Crore; (c) Any major renovation/expansion of the Temple; (d) Any changes in the Standard Operating Procedures; and (e) Any fundamental changes in the character of the Temple that would affect the religious sentiments of the devotees In Para K it is provided thus: “If the Trustee receives complaints relating to the administration of the Temple or is of the opinion that the administration of the Temple is not being conducted properly, he shall be entitled to recommend corrective measures that may be suggested by the Advisory Committee. If the Administrative Committee is not in agreement, it shall communicate its reasons to the Trustee. However, if the Advisory Committee is nevertheless of the opinion that the corrective measures must be implemented, the Trustee may direct the Administrative Committee to implement them.” Click here to Read/Download OrderRead 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

CHMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

first_img CHMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month By The Penny Hoarder “The beaches are beautiful and the weather is always warm,” Gardiner said. “You can go to the beach every day.”Gardiner said most people speak English because it is taught beginning in kindergarten.“When students get into college, the books are written in English and in the films, English is spoken,” she said, adding that even though Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans speak English, they have maintained and are preserving their Hispanic culture. “And I am so happy about that.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Charles Henderson Middle School Spanish Club celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month Thursday with a luncheon hosted by several moms who cooked authentic foods from Puerto Rico and Mexico.Karla Johnson, Spanish teacher, said Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually September 15 through October 18 and the luncheon was an opportunity for the students to experience Hispanic foods that are not familiar to them and to learn more about the Hispanic culture.“At one time, Spain and Mexico claimed almost two-thirds of what is now our country,” Johnson said. “So, the Hispanic culture is a part of America’s culture.” Book Nook to reopen Skip Email the author 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Print Articlecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The moms – Aileen Gardiner, Martha Rogers, Alicia Leverette, Felishia Medevous Collins and Raeshun Meadows – prepared a lavish lunch of Arroz con Leche, or rice with milk; Carne Guisada, beef stew; Arroz Blanco, white rice; Arroz con Pollo, rice with chicken; and Arrroz con Gandures, rice with green pigeon peas. The beverage of the day was Sangria, a tea-based fruity drink with sliced fruit and, for dessert, the moms served Flan, which is a sweet, sweet pudding that is sliced and topped with an equally sweet syrup.Following lunch, Gardiner spoke briefly to the students about her native Puerto Rico.“I have been in the United States 19 years and 16 of those in Alabama,” Gardiner said. “My husband was in the military and stationed at Fort Rucker.”Gardiner said she has adjusted to the Alabama way of life and reminded the students that Puerto Rico is a part of the United States. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 30, 2017 Sponsored Content Latest Stories READY FOR ACTION: CHHS students excited for homecoming Charles Henderson High School’s homecoming game may not be until tonight, but that didn’t keep students from spending the whole… read more You Might Like “Puerto Rico is a commonwealth,” she said. “We have the freedom to come and go here and have the same benefits. “Gardiner said Puerto Rico, with its mountains, waterfalls and tropical rainforest is a beautiful island.“Puerto Ricans love to party and have a good time,” she said. “Puerto Ricans are very expressive. We use our hands when we talk. We cannot stand still. If you come to the island, even if we don’t know you, we will hug and kiss you like you are family. Puerto Ricans love family and they love food and all food is filled with flavor.With more than 3 million people, the island is crowed and the traffic is hectic.last_img read more

What happens when people are given $500 a month? A California city experiments with guaranteed income

first_imgHeidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television(STOCKTON, Calif.) —  For Falaviena Palefau, being able to buy her 12-year-old daughter new shoes for her birthday was a present for both of them.Normally, when the date rolled around, Palefau said she’d deflect her daughter’s birthday wishes, telling the girl they could ask her grandparents for money or save up for a while to get it. But this time was different.The unemployed mom is one of 125 people getting $500 a month — no strings attached — in a privately-funded experimental guaranteed income program in Stockton, California, a city of more than 300,000, where 1-in-4 residents lives in poverty.Guaranteed income programs, which are similar to universal basic income programs such as the one espoused by Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang but limited in scope, are seen as a potential solution to addressing economic inequality and injustice.“Universal basic income is an income support mechanism typically intended to reach all (or a very large portion of the population) with no (or minimal) conditions,” according to a scholarly article on the International Monetary Fund’s website. The idea is that by giving money to people who need it, they’ll be able spend it and improve their lives in the moment in situations that may not be covered by traditional benefit programs.“Though the existing benefits systems target people’s most essential needs, unconditional cash meets people’s most urgent needs,” the discussion paper on the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration says. “Sometimes people require more than food, housing, and medical insurance – they need a new car battery to get to work the next day, or they need cash to pay an unanticipated bill that might otherwise trigger a downward spiral.”For Palefau, 30, her priorities were utility bills and debts she’d accrued. Another was getting her driver’s license, something she kept “putting off to the side because there’s more important things.”She also noticed that the guaranteed income, dispensed via ATM card halfway through the month, really helped at the end of the month, when her food stamps often ran out and she and her two children might have to visit a local food bank.“Being able to provide for my kids … for me, that’s a really big deal,” Palefau told ABC News.So were her daughter’s shoes.“She asked to get a pair of shoes that she wanted for some time now,” Palefau said, referring to her daughter. “It felt so good to give her the money and go get it.”Stacia Martin-West, an assistant professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, is one of the co-principal investigators involved in the Stockton program. She said most people were using the money for food and bills.Five months into the program, which began in February, the data showed that food — about 40% of the total — was the biggest expenditure. Next was sales and merchandise at 24%, though Martin-West noted that some of that figure probably includes food spending since Walmart is one of the area’s largest food stores. Rounding out the top three spending areas was utility bills, at 11%. “A lot of folks think that they know how lower- and moderate-income people spend money,” Martin-West said, but this data shows that they “make smart and rational decisions like we all do.”Amy Castro Baker, Martin-West’s co-principal investigator and an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, said social researchers have long known that biases against the spending habits of lower income individuals are unjustified.“People who are living on the margins of the economy tend to be the savviest budgeters because they have to stretch their money the farthest,” Castro Baker told ABC News.Recipients for the Stockton experiment were randomly chosen from a neighborhood where the median income was at or below the city’s median of $46,033.The concept of a universal basic income was thrust into the national conversation during the course of the Democratic primaries as Yang made it a centerpiece of his campaign.His program — the Freedom Dividend — would pay all Americans over the age of 18 $1,000 a month “no questions asked.” Yang says the program would be funded by “consolidating some welfare programs and implementing a Value Added Tax of 10 percent” on the production of goods and services. Yang is paying 10 families and three individuals $1,000 per month for a year as part of a case study.“I think that Andrew has absolutely vaulted this to a much bigger platform than it had before,” said Annie Lowrey, a journalist and the author of the book “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World.”Opponents of UBI or guaranteed income programs often cite cost and efficiency, arguing that those who are not in the lowest subset of earners would not need the subsidy, according to a scholarly article published on the International Monetary Fund’s website.SEED’s website counters that the payments as “a hand up, rather than a hand out.” “SEED seeks to empower its recipients financially and to prove to supporters and skeptics alike that poverty results from a lack of cash, not character,” the group’s discussion paper says.Support for universal basic income varies among countries.A recent Gallup-Northeastern University survey found that 43% of Americans support a universal basic income program, though that pales in comparison to the 75% of Canadian adults and 77% of adults in the United Kingdom who support similar measures. The age group with the highest level of support in the U.S. was respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.“Gaps in support for UBI among the three countries surveyed may be due to the tradition of more robust social safety nets in the U.K. and Canada than in the U.S.,” the survey said.Lowrey said that while she “would be surprised” if the U.S. ever adopted “a true” UBI, which would mean “giving literally everybody cash unconditionally and permanently,” she said that more politicians and economists are discussing “more cash-based policies” to address economic inequalities.She pointed to proposals like Sen. Kamala Harris’ LIFT the Middle Class Act, a tax credit to middle-class and working families, or suggestions to eliminate work requirements tied to the Earned Income Tax Credit as examples of policies that are similar philosophically to guaranteed income.Lowrey told ABC News it seems “really likely” that “UBI-like” programs will be “part of the policy conversation going forward.”“What you are seeing in Stockton is that this model that seems really radical is in fact quite viable and maybe even reasonable to do,” Lowrey said.Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs said his residents have been extremely supportive of the program.He added that “every day we get emails, tweets, Instagram messages” from people asking to be included in the program. “It’s just heartbreaking.”Tubbs said he’s been advising city officials in Chicago and Newark, as part of their respective basic income task forces, and believes programs offering guaranteed income would work elsewhere — if governments step in to support them.“Philanthropy can’t be policy,” he told ABC News, adding that for it to work at scale, “it has to be done at a statewide or national level.”The Stockton program is slated for 18 months, ending in July 2020.Palefau said she hopes she’ll be able to use excess money from future months to make restitution payments in a decade-old incident, and to help her get closer to her goal of either working at, or running her own daycare.In the meantime, she said she’s enjoying being able to buy food and pay bills with less worry.“It was stressful” before the program started, she said. “It’s been a lot of weight off my shoulders.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. 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Philly woman accused of torching police cars during protest tracked down through Etsy, LinkedIn

first_imgABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — BY: ELLA TORRESA Philadelphia woman was arrested and charged after she allegedly set two police vehicles on fire during protests over the death of George Floyd.The FBI managed to track down the women, identified by police as Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, through purchases she made on Etsy and her LinkedIn profile. Authorities said in a criminal complaint, obtained by ABC News, they sifted through numerous videos and photos of people setting two vehicles on fire at the Philadelphia protests on May 30, which they noted were mostly peaceful.In some of the photos, a woman with a peace sign tattoo who wore a T-shirt that read, “Keep the immigrants deport the racists,” was seen. Her face was covered by what looked like a bandana in some photos. Others showed her face.The FBI found the shirt on Etsy, which they called “unique,” and found that a user by the name of “alleycatlore” left a five-star review of the shirt, according to the criminal complaint.That username then belonged to a person who also used the username “lore-elisabeth,” according to the FBI.Authorities then searched Lore Elisabeth online and found a LinkedIn profile of a woman in Philadelphia. They learned she was employed as a massage therapist and her employer had videos posted to their website, with the woman in the video matching a driver’s license photo of Blumenthal.One of the videos showed the same tattoo the woman seen in the protests had, according to the criminal complaint.A phone number listed by her employer came up belonging to Blumenthal and an address was also found, the criminal complaint stated. Etsy also later provided a record of sale after a subpoena was issued and the address was the same as the one they found through Blumenthal’s employers.Authorities said in some of the photos she was seen wearing what appeared to be fire retardant gloves.They said the gloves were “evidence of intent and planning to engage in activities that could potentially hurt her hands and/or eyes, including arson,” the criminal complaint read.“We at the U.S. Attorney’s Office fully support the First Amendment right of the people to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. But torching a police car has nothing to do with peaceful protest or any legitimate message,” U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said in a statement. “Anybody who engaged in such acts can stand by to put your hands behind your back and head to federal prison. We are coming for you.”The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement the two vehicles — a sedan and sport utility vehicle — were destroyed after being engulfed in flames. Blumenthal was allegedly seen taking a piece of flaming wood from one of the vehicles already on fire and throwing it into the other that was not yet in flames, authorities said. She was also allegedly seen throwing a flaming object to light the first vehicle on fire.Blumenthal is in federal custody and it was not immediately clear if she had obtained legal representation yet. Her detention hearing is scheduled for Friday.If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Akselos deploys digital twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO

first_imgThe Digital Twin is a physics-based model of the asset, which represents its entire physical counterpart in absolute detail and accuracy Akselos deploys digital twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO. (Credit: Akselos SA.) Akselos SA (Akselos) has announced the successful deployment of a structural Digital Twin for Shell’s Bonga Main FPSO, located 120km Southwest of the Niger Delta in Nigeria.The Digital Twin is a physics-based model of the asset, which represents its entire physical counterpart in absolute detail and accuracy. The model is updated with loading conditions and inspection data on a regular basis, providing the ability to carry out structural assessments based on the ‘as is’ condition, from anywhere and at any time.The structural Digital Twin, which is based on Akselos’ patented RB-FEA technology, was selected by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Shell’s deepwater company in Nigeria and operator of the 225,000 oil barrel capacity FPSO, because of its unique ability to realise a number of operational objectives. These include the identification of critical areas for prioritised inspection, maintenance and repair; a reduction in personnel on board the asset; reduced necessity for physical inspections in hard-to-reach areas such as cargo tanks; and to support scenario planning for extreme weather events and asset modification.The deployment of the breakthrough simulation technology will also enable safe asset life extension by replacing the over-conservative estimates made with conventional simulation software, with accurate assessments that reflect actual remaining fatigue life.Elohor Aiboni, Asset Manager for Bonga, said “The Bonga Main FPSO heralded a number of innovative ‘firsts’ when it was built back in 2004, so it’s fitting that it’s the first asset of its kind to deploy something as advanced as a structural Digital Twin. We are very excited about the new capabilities that Akselos brings and believe it will create a positive impact on the way we manage structural integrity. It is also a great example of digitalisation coming to life.”The Bonga Main FPSO, which became operational in 2004, has a capacity of 225,000 barrels per day and weighs over 300,000 tonnes, making it the largest asset in the world to be protected by a structural Digital Twin.Dr David Knezevic, CTO and Co-Founder of Akselos said: “We are very proud to have reached this important milestone, which represents many months of complex engineering work between SNEPCo and Akselos. To have the opportunity to deploy our breakthrough technology on a 300,000 tonne asset is the kind of technical challenge that Akselos was founded to solve. I’d like to thank the SNEPCo team and the wider team within Shell for sharing our vision and for their commitment to digital transformation.”Shell has been working with Akselos since its technology scouts were introduced to the company as a start-up, as part of the MIT Industrial Liaison programme in 2015. Since then, the integrated energy company has supported Akselos’ technology deployment on many of its assets and become a minority shareholder through its venture capital arm Shell Ventures. The partnership has played an important role in Akselos’ development to become an international scale-up operating across the energy sector. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more