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First Crescent / SAOTA

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2007 CopyHouses•Cape Town, South Africa First Crescent / SAOTA South Africa “COPY” Year:  Houses “COPY”center_img Text description provided by the architects. The owners brief was to design a dramatic, memorable house. The house needed to suit his specific aesthetic considerations and have the flexibility that it could be either partially or completely rented out. The client has a discerning eye for striking contemporary design and that, along with the fantastic position of the site lent, to creating an elegant response. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingA double storey house was positioned centrally on the site i.e. where it starts to widen towards the north which basically cut the property in half resulting in a very large south facing front garden. As the existing house did not maximize the sites’ potential, it was entirely demolished except for the small basement area which was converted into a guest suite with special views of its own. The challenge with the site was its shape; it is 50m long and only 20m wide (at its widest). Our response was quite striking due to its strong lines, yet created difficulties in how to accommodate all the rooms without creating a dull layout. The property not only had an existing building which needed to be demolished but it also had extensive fill above the natural ground level. Save this picture!The property, and subsequently the plan of the house, focused on Camps Bay beach, and the views of Lion’s Head in a Northerly direction. There are also great views back to The Twelve Apostles and the Cable Station. To capitalize on the views, meant that the design also needed to respond to issues of privacy with the neighbour’s property. Clerestory frameless glazing (skylights) replaced structure and framed views which might otherwise have been missed. Sandblasting of the full height glazing at the eastern boundary enabled us to maximize light to the linear passage and maintain views of the mountain peaks whilst adhering to councils requirements and ensuring privacy of the neighbouring property. Save this picture!The bedrooms were simply arranged to look west towards the great sea views – off the linear circulation space which forms the rear ‘spine’ of the house. There is a dramatic staircase in this circulation space; with good views back to the Cable Station. Save this picture!The living spaces are at the Northern side of the house, and feel like they propel themselves towards the view. All living spaces have a great connection to the covered or uncovered terraces and the interior / exterior space continuation is dramatic. The living spaces are highly transparent to take full advantage of views. Save this picture!The Upstairs & Downstairs are very similar in that each level is fully equipped and independently habitable. The ground floor differs in that it has a self-contained staff suite, only two bedrooms and a water feature which runs the full length of the passage emphasizing the linearity of the house. At this level the views from the terrace are mostly restricted to the North. However, at the First Floor one is elevated above the neighbouring houses and can appreciate the 360 degree view. The roof over the deck has a steel structure which cantilevers out of the reinforced concrete of the roof slab. A steel ‘ring’ beam was used to create the cut-out and the remaining external extent of the roof was then clad with aluminium panels. Steel sections remain visible creating the illusion of a very thin roof. Reinforced concrete upstand beams are however set back from the edge of the roof edge and are not visible from below.Project gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Glasgow School of Art / Steven HollArticlesINABA Awarded Permanent Artwork InstallationArticles Share Area:  676 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily First Crescent / SAOTASave this projectSaveFirst Crescent / SAOTA Save this picture!+ 14 Share Projects Architects: SAOTA Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on March 25, 2011Cite: “First Crescent / SAOTA” 25 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Barnardo’s supporter named Fundraiser of the Year after raising £250k in 40 years

first_imgBarnardo’s supporter named Fundraiser of the Year after raising £250k in 40 years Advertisement  198 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15  197 total views,  1 views today A fundraiser who is stepping down after raising £250,000 for Barnardo’s Cymru over the past 40 years has been named Fundraiser of the Year in the national Marsh Christian Trust Awards.Liz Singer started with a jumble sale in Porthcawl in 1975 as part of a Barnardo’s Helpers’ Group (BHG). The sale was meant to be a one-day event but ran over three days due to the volume of donations.Since then, Singer, who is from Newton, Porthcawl, has organised everything from tugs of war to a large scale 150th anniversary concert at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall compered by Wynne Evans, Gio Compario of the Go Compare adverts (both pictured in main image).When Porthcawl’s promenade was refurbished the Group had the idea of encouraging local playgroups to organise a sponsored toddle along its length. The Big Toddle went on to be adopted UK-wide and has become one of Barnardo’s most important annual fundraising events.Singer was High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan in 2014/15 and chose Barnardo’s as her charity. During this time, she worked to raise awareness of the charity’s work in Parc Prison where it supports children with fathers serving jail sentences and helps them keep in touch with them through visits and play sessions. Barnardo’s now runs the prison’s visitor centre which 2,000 children and their families use each month.She has also served as co-chair of the BHGs in South Wales, regional chair for Wales and chair of the national Appeals Advisory Board for the last eight years and is stepping down at the end of Barnardo’s 150th anniversary celebrations.She was named Fundraiser of the Year in the Marsh Christian Trust Awards last November, which are run in conjunction with Barnardo’s to recognise people who make an exceptional effort to help children, young people and families. Seven awards were presented at Westminster Cathedral in London to recognise the contribution of the charity’s volunteers across all departments throughout the organisation.Sarah Crawley, director of Barnardo’s Cymru, said:“It is fantastic that Liz has been recognised for her awareness raising and fundraising. She has raised money tirelessly through her role in Barnardo’s Helpers’ Groups and the running of events across Wales. She has supported many of our key areas of work, such as children affected by parental imprisonment, care leavers and young carers. Thank you Liz from Barnardo’s Cymru.” Melanie May | 12 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: ‘volunteer fundraisers’ Awards Wales / Cymrulast_img read more

‘Black Freedom Fighters in Steel’ — a book review

first_imgRuth Needleman’s “Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: The Struggle for Democratic Unionism,” tells of five Black union activists who took on the steel industry of Indiana’s Calumet Region along Lake Michigan at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Inland Steel and U.S. Steel. (Cornell University Press, 2003)Needleman’s rich narrative contains interviews with the five, which span the post-World War I period up to today. They are part of a much larger group of Black steelworker union activists, who won victories for all steelworkers while lifting up Black workers to a position of strength and power within their union.George Kimbley, a WWI veteran, spent the war in France’s trenches. Afterwards, although originally from Kentucky, he migrated to Indiana. He describes the tin mill’s hellish conditions and the unsteady work during the 1920s recessions up through the 1930s Great Depression. He attended community events promoting Black pride led by Marcus Garvey.Kimbley was the first Black worker to sign a union card at the mill. He recruited other Black workers to join the union, and he became the first appointed Black staff member of the Steelworkers Organizing Committee in 1938, which later became the Steelworkers Union (USW).Bill Young describes working in the Inland Steel mill as “enslavement.” No worker protections existed when he arrived. He remembers stories about the cruelty suffered by his enslaved grandparents. Young joined USW Local 1010, known for its leftist militancy. Workers organized other workers, and Young carried union cards with him, always ready to give them to other workers.Young recalls the Memorial Day Massacre in Chicago in 1937, when police attacked striking unionized steelworkers amassed outside the Republic Steel plant, killing 10 workers.  He became the first Black chairperson of a steel union local grievance committee. During the “Red Scare,” he denounced the ouster of another organizer, a known Communist.John Howard’s father was a steelworker. His dreams of attending college were dashed because of racism, so he followed his father into the mills. He struggled through the Depression years, when Black workers were more likely to be “first laid-off and last rehired.” He describes his community activism fighting workers’ evictions. He rose to the rank of USW Local 1014 vice president and held that position from 1945 to 1954.Eureka Club: plantwide Black caucusCurtis Strong was raised to have a low tolerance for discrimination. He grew up in Mississippi and migrated to Gary, Ind., where he worked in the steel mill. Knowing the USW wasn’t doing enough for Black steelworkers, Strong and his mentor,  Arthur Adams, a Marxist, advocated for a Black-led organization that would share power with allies in the white-dominated union. They formed the Sentinel League which grew into the Eureka Club, a plantwide Black caucus. They staged wildcat strikes and walkouts to win rights.Jonathan Comer fought discrimination within the armed forces during World War II. Migrating from Alabama, he found work at Youngstown Steel. As a member of the “Big 5,” the Black union activist coalition, Comer learned how the union could be forced to win concessions that benefited Black steelworkers. He became the first Black worker to be elected as a steel union local president.A chapter is devoted to each union activist based on the author’s interviews, and Needleman provides historical context. She relates their personal stories to the broader union movement in an engaging way, without detracting from each person’s accomplishments.One section describes a roundtable discussion with Comer, Strong and three contemporary Black steel union activists, including Josephine Brooks and Mary Elgin. The women’s presence speaks to the strength of the women’s caucus formed in the 1970s under the leadership of activists like Ola Kennedy. It is now known as Women of Steel.Black workers’ leadershipThe unionists commiserate about the steel industry’s decline and how it has taken the teeth out of the union. All agree union leaders must be held accountable to the rank and file and that younger workers must be educated about the struggle against capitalist oppression. They also stressed that Black workers within the union must retain their strength through a separate caucus.Needleman’s last chapter is a historical overview of Black steelworkers’ struggles against the companies’ segregated hiring practices. It hails the victories Black union activists won for all steelworkers. Everyone seeking a deeper understanding of these struggles should read this book.A wonderful companion to it is Workers World Party founding member Vince Copeland’s publication: “Blast Furnace Brothers.” It is a tale of solidarity of Black and white workers at Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna County, Pa., told in such a way that readers feel like they are listening to him tell the story. Copeland’s description of the Black-led walkout by the entire workforce is well worth the read.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Consultants 3/21/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 21, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter FinancialCypriot concerns hang over stocks with the Dow down 90, S&P 13 and NASDAQ 32DAX off .9 %Cyprus is a little island but its problems are symptomatic of the Euro zones debt sickness. And the there are the Russians WTI crude was off $1.05Gold $1613 up $6 Dollar steady at 82.83 at its high and subduing export sales as evidenced in this mornings report where wheat, corn and soybeans were all sub parThe euro fell to 1.289ECB demanded action from Cyprus by Monday LivestockCash cattle $125 off $2Boxed beef more active but steady to lowerCongress is fiddling around searching for a solution to the looming meat inspector’s furloughsApril cattle closed just barely betterJune hogs rallied a buck on short covering out of an oversold conditionConsumer dollar that would normally go for food are reduced by the higher payroll taxes and delayed tax refunds Grain and soybeansCorn was flat at the end in May but profit taking was in evidence on the old crop new crop spreadWheat exports exports were one half of last weeks so the May went down 7 centsMay beans rallied 26 cents on short covering as fundamentals were bearish with exports poor (China hardly buying any) and China indicated that they were selling 1-1.5 Mt of soybeans out of reserves to keep crushers busyBrazilian shipping delays were sited but China bought small amounts of US beans again this weekThe IGC sees global wheat production at a 4 year highIraqi wheat tender uncertainHRW look dry out ahead and the Midwest needs regular moisture11:41 updateObama appeals for new Mid East peace talks as missiles fall in Southern IsraelIran refreshes Israeli threatDow off 50Philly Fed manufacturing index shows expansionHome prices at three year high but misses forecastDollar index is at 82.71 with the high at 84.10 restricting exports as we have seen in the last few weeksLight short covering in meatsMixed grains and oilseeds9:48 updateDow off 66, S&P down 7 and NADAQ 19 lowerMeats mixed with hogs off $.35Two Republican senators warn of higher pre summer gas prices driven by ethanolLocal gas in northwest Indiana is $3.96 and well over $4 in ChicagoMarket Opening CommentsFinancialDow high has hit 14,546 and closed at 14.511S&P high also close at hand and so is NASDAQJP Morgan downgraded by regulatorsFed Ex and CAT overseas earning slideJobless claims hold at 5 year lowFed sees no bubble threat, but economic growth will remain slowECB gives Cyprus until Monday to strike a bail out dealDAX and FTSE are both .8% lowerFlash PMI off .2$ in USBig Chinese solar collapse pendingGerman growth 51 from 53.3, France 41.9 and China 51.9 from 50.4WTI crude $93.38 down $ .14Gold $1614 up $7Dollar index 82.73 off 4Livestock$ 124-125 clean up trades in cattle down $2-3Boxed beef down $ .66 on choice after strong weekExpense of beef drives consumers to other meats$140 breakeven in cattle61 loads of pork with Carcass down $1.68, loins $2.59 and hams priced for Easter $4.40 lowerSpring delayed its 16 degrees this morning in Chicago last year it was 82Beef exports back to normal at 15.3 MTGrain and soybeansShort covering in beans and easier in the grains over nightEthanol production off 10% versus 11.7% for the yearRailcar shortage is an issue at some ethanol plantsCorn plantings expected at 97 m and soybeans at 78Corn stocks 5 b and soybeans 940 mReport is on the 28thWeekly export sales: poor across the board with wheat at 484,000 tons and 88,000 of new crop, corn 92,000 and 183,000 with soybeans at 108,000 and 234,000. China buying just 127,000 and 225,000 Seed Consultants 3/21/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhelmi Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Consultants 3/21/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhelmi Previous articleDuPont Pioneer Expands in Two Indiana CountiesNext articleHouse Passes Continuing Resolution Funding FSIS Inspectors Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

April Brings Strong U.S. Combine, Mixed Tractor Sales, Says AEM

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News April Brings Strong U.S. Combine, Mixed Tractor Sales, Says AEM April Brings Strong U.S. Combine, Mixed Tractor Sales, Says AEM SHARE April saw strong U.S. sales of self-propelled combines, jumping 59 percent compared to the same month last year, and a 21-percent gain for April year-to-date combine sales, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).U.S. 4-wheel-drive tractor sales gained 2 percent in April compared to last year, with year-to-date April gains of 4 percent over last year.For 2-wheel drive tractors, April sales in the 100-plus HP category dropped 7 percent, while 40-100 HP 2-wheel drive tractors gained 7 percent, and little change in the under-40 HP category. Total April year-to-date sales for 2-wheel drive tractors remained relatively flat.“We saw that 2017 was better than 2016, and in 2018, growth is sluggish but still positive,” said Curt Blades, AEM senior vice president, AG services. “The downward trend in net farm income obviously is a concern since it is such a big factor in equipment sales. A bright spot, if you will, is the impact of continued replacement of aging machines; one downside is the continued threat of U.S. protectionism on farmers’ business as well as for equipment manufacturers. So, there’s still a lot of uncertainty with the year one-third over.”Here is link to the full report online:’s Note: For more information, contact AEM’s Sandra Mason ([email protected], tel: 414-298-4122).AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. Membership comprises more than 950 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related sectors worldwide. Facebook Twitter Previous articlePerdue Names FSA AdministratorNext articleBanks Introduces Amendment to Repeal WOTUS Rule in Farm Bill Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 13, 2018 last_img read more

Two media support NGOs classified as “foreign agents”

first_img to go further News November 25, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two media support NGOs classified as “foreign agents” Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianAfter examining a lot of documentation, the justice ministry added them to the list on 20 November, in yet another sign of how events in Ukraine continue to exacerbate repressive tendencies in Russia since Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin.MEMO.RU operates Kavkazsky Uzel (“Caucasian Knot”), a leading Russian media, covering the 20 regions of the Caucasus. It has for 12 years been a partner of the best-known human rights NGO in the post-soviet area, International Memorial Society, and prints many of its publications. One of the entities of the Society, the Civil Rights Defense Center “Memorial”, has been on the “foreign agents” list since July, but the justice ministry went one step further and asked the supreme court to dissolve the Russian Memorial Society on October 10. Grigory Shvedov, who heads MEMO.RU and edits Kavkazsky Uzel, told Reporters Without Borders that the potential impact of being added to the list was “hard to predict for the time being.” He said he intended to file a legal appeal against the decision but was still awaiting official notification.“I cannot comment on this decision because I have not yet received it,” he said. “According to what I read on the justice ministry website, they think we are foreign agents. I think this is not right (…) I think our activities are not political. In any event, this law is a disgrace for Russia.”Created in St. Petersburg in 1993 as the Russian American Press and Information Centre, the Regional Press Institute became an independent NGO in 2003 with the mission of supporting independent news media, journalists and journalism students in Russia.The authorities have been harassing it ever since 5 July when its director, Anna Sharogradskaya, was briefly arrested at St. Petersburg’s Pulkova airport and her computer equipment was confiscated. In response to the complaint she filed, a court ruled on 14 November that the confiscation was legal. Now the justice ministry has announced that she is to be prosecuted for “extremism” and “inciting hatred.”“By adding these two media support NGOs to the ‘foreign agents’ list, the authorities have fired a new warning shot across the bows of freedom of information in Russia,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“It is not only slanderous but also dangerous. Derived from Soviet terminology, this label brands civil society organizations as suspects, as enemies and as targets. We again urge the government to end this form of harassment, which is incompatible with the constitution and the international conventions ratified by Russia.”The law slapping a “foreign agent” label on NGOs that get international funding and are deemed to be involved in what are very vaguely and broadly defined as “political activities” was adopted in July 2012, a few months after an unprecedented wave of protests in most major Russian cities.The law initially envisaged that the NGOs concerned would register themselves but this was amended in June 2014 because many organizations refused to cooperate. The justice ministry now has full powers to impose the “foreign agent” label itself, without a court decision and without the consent of the NGO concerned.Only one NGO had registered before June. Since then the justice ministry had put 16 NGOs on the register and the list is likely to get longer. Human Rights Watch reports that, after the accounts of hundreds of NGOs were inspected in March 2013, 55 received warnings, 20 were told they were outside the law and around two dozen prosecutions were initiated against NGOs and/or their directors.148 NGOs, including Reporters Without Borders, sent an open letter to President Putin on 20 November condemning the “foreign agents” law as an attempt to smear and criminalize civil society and stressing the importance of NGO activity for the well-being of the Russian state and society.The Russian Security Council meanwhile approved an overall strategy for combatting extremism on 20 November, one that is to be finalized by June. After discussions dominated by the spectre of the “colour revolutions” in nearby countries in recent years, the new strategy identified “certain foreign NGOs” as one of the main national security threats.Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.——-В реестр «иностранных агентов» попали две общественные организации поддержки СМИМинюст Российской Федерации включил 20 ноября 2014 года Институт региональной прессы и частное «Информационное агентство MEMO.РУ». Этот термин является ярлыком, который навешивают с 2012 года на подозреваемые в «политической деятельности» НКО, получающие средства из иностранных источников. На фоне украинских событий не прекращаются обостряться ограничивающие свободу тенденции, получившие толчок в России с возвращением к власти Владимира Путина. 20 ноября 2014 года впервые две организации поддержки СМИ были включены в реестр НKО, выполняющих функции «иностранных агентов». После проверки их счетов и прочих официальных документов Минюст пришел к выводу, что Институт региональной прессы и частное Информационное агентство «MEMO.РУ» финансировались из-за границы и вели «политическую деятельность».MEMO.РУ управляет российским интернет-изданием «Кавказский узел», которое освещает события в двадцати регионах Кавказа. Будучи более двенадцати лет партнером наиболее известной на постсоветском пространстве правозащитной международной организации «Мемориал», это агентство также тиражирует различные публикации это НKО по всей стране. Минюст, кстати, обратился в Верховный суд 10 октября с тем, чтобы потребовать роспуска организации «Мемориал-Россия». Один из ее филиалов правозащитный центр «Мемориал» уже занесен в перечень «иностранных агентов» с июля месяца. Отвечая на вопрос Репортеров без границ о последствиях этого решения для портала «Кавказский узел», главный редактор интернет-издания и директор MEMO.РУ Григорий Шведов считает, что «пока их трудно оценить». Даже если он и намерен обратиться в суд с тем, чтобы оспорить решение о записи НKО в реестр «иностранных агентов», он еще не получил официальное постановление : «Я не могу комментировать это решение, поскольку его еще не получал. Из того, что я прочитал на сайте Минюста, ясно, что они думают, что мы иностранные агенты. Я думаю, что это неправильно. (…) Считаю, что наша деятельность не носит политический характер. В любом случае этот закон является позором для России».Институт региональной прессы, созданный в 1993 году под названием «Российско-американский пресс-центр», стал независимой НПО в 2003 году. Он нацелен на поддержку независимых СМИ, журналистов и студентов журналистики в России. Институт подвергается сильному давлению со стороны властей после задержания генерального директора института Анны Шароградской 5 июля в аэропорту Пулково, в ходе которого было конфисковано все ее информационное оборудование. Суд, получивший иск от пострадавшей, постановил 14 ноября, что конфискация была законной, а Министерство юстиции объявило, что собирается привлечь ее к ответственности за «экстремизм» и «подстрекательство к ненависти». «Включение в реестр «иностранных агентов» двух НKО, оказывающих поддержку СМИ, является новым предостережением, угрожающим свободе информации в России, – так считает Йоханн Бир, руководитель отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии Репортеров без границ. Такая характеристика не только клеветническая, но она и опасная: будучи пережитком советской терминологии, она бросает на организации гражданского общества тень сомнения и подозрения, выставляя их в качестве врагов и мишени. Мы вновь призываем власти прекратить такое преследование несовместимое с Конституцией и ратифицированными Россией международными конвенциями».Закон, расценивающий некоммерческие организации, получающие финансирование из-за границы и ведущие по размытому определению «политическую деятельность» в качестве «иностранных агентов», был принят в июле 2012 года, через несколько месяцев после начала беспрецедентного массового движения протеста в большинстве крупных российских городов. Текст, изначально предусматривающий самостоятельную запись соответствующих НКО в реестр, был дополнен в июне 2014 года в результате отказа многих организаций. Отныне Минюст располагает широкими полномочиями, позволяющими ему на свое усмотрение вешать на НKО ярлык «иностранного агента» без судебного на то решения, ни согласия самих организаций. В то время как только одна организация внесла свое название в список до июня 2014 года, Минюст занес в перечень 16 дополнительных НKО. Этот список может и дальше расшириться: по оценкам организации «Human Rights Watch» после проверки отчетности сотни НKО в марте 2013 года 55 организаций получили предупреждение, 20 других известили о том, что их деятельность незаконна, в то время, как было начато 24 судебных процесса против НKО и/или их директоров.20 ноября 2014 года 148 организаций, в том числе Репортеры без границ, направили открытое обращение Владимиру Путину с тем, чтобы осудить попытку в виде принятия закона об «иностранных агентах» дискредитировать и криминализировать гражданское общество, а также с тем, чтобы напомнить о значении деятельности НKО для слаженного функционирования российского государства и общества. В тот же день Совет безопасности РФ утвердил основные ориентиры стратегии борьбы с экстремизмом, которая будет доработана к июню 2015 года. На фоне «цветных революций» в новой стратегии борьбы «ряд иностранных НKО» приводятся в качестве примеров основной угрозы национальной безопасности. Россия занимает 148-ое место из 180 во Всемирном индексе свободы прессы 2014 Репортеров без границ. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Two NGOs that support the media – the Moscow-based Information Agency MEMO.RU and St. Petersburg’s Regional Press Institute – have for the first time been added to the official list of “foreign agents,” a term used since 2012 to stigmatize NGOs that receive foreign funding and are suspected of “political activity.” Follow the news on Russia RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more News Related documents pr_rossiya_25.11-2.pdfPDF – 204.6 KB Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Hamilton Crossroads volunteer firefighters hold training day

first_img 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Hamilton Crossroads Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department held Training Day at the department’s fire station on Saturday.Jessie Senn, Hamilton Crossroads fire chief, said the Training Day was a training course on new methods and materials and also a refresher course for his department and for other area fire volunteer departments that determined their firefighters would benefit from the additional training.Senn said five firefighters from Springhill Volunteer Fire Department and two from the Five Star Volunteer Fire Department in Coffee County trained with 10 firefighters from his volunteer fire department in an effort to stay of top of current methods and materials that will make it possible to fight fires more efficiently and more safely. Published 3:00 am Friday, June 8, 2018 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Hamilton Crossroads volunteer firefighters hold training day You Might Like Late Spring Hill gubernatorial candidate receives over 3,000 votes Tuscaloosa resident Holden McAllister was one of the 3,362 people in Alabama to vote for late Spring Hill gubernatorial candidate… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Skip “At Hamilton Crossroads we are continually looking for better ways to protect our community and ourselves as we do our jobs,” Senn said. “We were proud to have firefighters from Springhill and Five Star train with us.”The Hamilton Crossroads Training Day focused on different materials and how they burn and the hazards associated with fight those fires.“Many kinds of materials are being hauled on highways these days and it’s important to know what they are, how to recognize them and how to the fight them when they’re on fire,” Senn said. “We had a car donated to us and it was set on fire and our firefighters had to chance to fight a vehicle fire.” The firefighters also trained how to respond when a victim is trapped inside a burning building.“When someone is trapped in burning building, that’s even greater stress on firefighters,” Senn said. “Knowing how to handle that kind of stress helps a firefighter do his job better and safer.”Communication among firefighters during a fire is important. Having firefighters from other departments provided opportunities for communication among the departments.“Communication is always important, especially when different fire departments are working a fire,” Senn said. The firefighters shared ideas and methods that have been beneficial to their volunteer fire departments.“It was a very beneficial Training Day for all of us,” Senn said.Hamilton Crossroad Volunteer Fire/Rescue is the only local unit that runs medical calls.“We run medical calls because Hamilton is a long way from Troy Regional Medical Center,” Senn said. “We are continually looking for ways to better serve our community and additional training is one of the most important ways we can do that. We are also proud to have new people that want to join us.”Firefighters that participated in Training Day were Hamilton Crossroads:Chief Jesse Senn, Lt. Andrew Stephens, Jack Stone, Andy McMillian, Kyle Porter, Timmy Williams, Peyton Brad, Keith Williams and President/ Firefighter Deslie Galloway; Five Star, Chief Joe Mccollough and Assistant chief, Daniel Brundrick; Spring Hill FD, Chief Jeff Helms, Ryan Helms and Dustin Bowmen. Sponsored Content Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

LIGHTNING STRUCK: Larry Allen’s unique vessels on display at Johnson Center for the Arts

first_img Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 12, 2019 Book Nook to reopen 12345678910PrevNextStartStop Bray said it was hard to keep from touching Allen’s work.“I wanted to touch it because some of it looked like leather,” she said. “Other pieces looked like glass and some of it had open spaces. And he had to be a mathematician to figure out all of those geometric designs. I was amazed.”Paula Wiggins was likewise “amazed.”“The texture, the rich colors and the shapes, everything was so precise, so artistically precise,” Wiggins said. “Everything was exact. I don’t know how he can be that precise.” 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 Forming a vessel on a potter’s wheel is best described as throwing a pot. But that image is far from the reality of the “art.” To throw a pot would seem to be a careless, perhaps, destructive action. But when an artist “throws” a vessel, the result can be almost unbelievable beauty.On Wednesday, several Friends of the Troy Public Library made their way from Female Factor across the street to the Johnson Center for the Arts to see what was so unique about Larry Allen’s vessels. It didn’t take long for them to “see.”“The pottery was just amazing,” said Mary Bray. “It’s really unbelievable what he has done with clay. Larry Allen’s work is different from any that I have ever seen – the designs, the colors. I’ve never seen anything like it and I do like it.” By The Penny Hoarder LIGHTNING STRUCK: Larry Allen’s unique vessels on display at Johnson Center for the Arts By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Storiescenter_img You Might Like AMBASSADORS FOR PEACE: Korean War veterans honored with medals The Embassy of the Republic of South Korea is honoring Korean War veterans with the Ambassador for Peace medal. The… read more Print Article Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The first moment, Larry Allen saw vessels formed on the potter’s wheel, he was fascinated almost beyond belief.“Lightning struck,” he said. “I knew I had to do that.”To this day, Allen said he has not gotten over the fascination. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The ladies would be even more amazed if they had known those geometric shapes that are seemingly carbon copies of each other are done freehand.Allen laughs that others are amazed that his work is done freehand. For him, there’s no other way.The repetitive “unity” motifs in Allen’s vessels are primarily people and ears of corn. The geometric patterns circle the vessels and are all done freehand.“At first, I started to measure the patterns but I wasn’t getting anywhere,” Allen said. “I realized I would have to do the designs freehand or do something else.”Allen’s unity vessels were created in the aftermath of 9/11.After the events of September 11, 2001, Allen said he was stirred by the country’s collective unification.“Seeing blue-collar and white-collar men and women, and even members of Congress on the front steps of the Capitol, standing for a common cause, I remember thinking, ‘Now they get it; there is strength in unity.’”Allen said he decided to capture that spirit in a unity motif of linked hands raised in the air. He has worked that motif into many of his art pieces.“The people are all connected and, in unity, they frame the boundary of the vessels,” he said. “The corn? Corn goes with America.”Allen works with black clay and covers it with a blue, white or gray slip.“The slip is leather hard and never shines so it has a leather look,” he said. “The highlighted areas, the reds or blues, are brushed on and that’s the painful part of the process. To me that is tedious.”Those who view Allen’s stoneware-clay vessels probably agree with the ladies from the library that his designs appear to have been done by an artistic mathematical genius.The Leeds, Alabama artist’s work is sought after by collectors across the Southeast and throughout the country. His vessels are inspired largely by Native American and African art.Throughout his 35-year career, Allen’s work has received many accolades. His work has been given as gifts to Pulitzer Prize winner and author Harper Lee and Liberia’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.last_img read more

Compass poached brokers with bait-and-switch, ex-agent alleges

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Rober Reffkin and J. Gregory Maffei (Getty, Linkedin, iStock)A former Compass agent has accused the New York brokerage of using “bait-and-switch” tactics to lure him and other agents from competitors.In a lawsuit filed in California last week, J. Gregory Maffei alleged Compass utilizes “unfair, unlawful and fraudulent business practices” designed to gain market share by recruiting agents with an “empty promise.”The complaint, which seeks class-action status, demands $10 million in damages and reimbursement for unpaid commission and expenses.By including Maffei’s contract, the suit further pulls back the curtain on Compass’ recruiting tactics, which have been the subject of other lawsuits from competing firms, including Realogy.Maffei’s suit claims Compass has leveraged “more than $1 billion in funding from venture capitalists to support its ‘bait-and-switch’ tactics and to account for the losses Compass has incurred by overpaying and poaching its competitors’ real estate agents.” The filing was first reported by Inman.According to the suit, Maffei joined Compass last year after 14 years at RE/MAX Estate Properties in Los Angeles.Compass offered an “amazing compensation package,” including a $16,800 signing bonus, 90 percent split and a $49,000 “launch” marketing budget to get Maffei up and running, the suit claimed. It also promised restricted stock units.Maffei claimed Compass didn’t tell him he’d receive restricted stock in the company, not common stock. Restricted stock units are subject to vesting and other restrictions.Since 2018, Compass has allowed agents to invest commission payments into company stock, which agents hope will be valuable once the company goes public. Having raised $1.5 billion from investors, including SoftBank, Compass hired bookrunners last year to lay the groundwork for a potential IPO.But Maffei alleged the model is nothing more than an “unlawful Ponzi scheme or a get-rich-quick scheme,” the complaint read. “Compass’ agents were pressured to give up hard-earned money to invest in Compass.”According to the complaint, Compass also breached agents’ independent contractor agreements, in part by exercising a level of control of agents that should warrant employee status. It also paid out commissions based on a net commission number that includes deductions for expenses. And it engages in price-fixing by collecting its share of earned commission “based on the industry standard of 5 percent,” even if the seller and agent negotiated a lower amount.Compass didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. [Inman] — E.B. Solomont and Orion JonesRead moreCompass re-ups agent equity program ahead of IPO Why Compass wants to go public now The definitive guide to the Compass C-suite center_img TagscompassReal Estate Lawsuitssoftbanklast_img read more

More people renting second homes as Stamp Duty cools sales market for bolt holes

first_imgThe sales market for second homes is under severe pressure from the recent Stamp Duty increases and more people are now renting instead of buying their pieds-a-terre flats and rural bolt-holes.That’s the claim being made today by Hamptons International, which has taken over from parent company Countrywide as the publisher of the group’s monthly lettings index.According to its figures, 13,680 second homes were rented last year in the UK, a 136% increase on 2007 and 11% up on 2016.“The number of people renting second homes has reached a record high,” says Aneisha Beveridge, Analyst at Hamptons International (pictured).The company says this is being driven chiefly by the 3% additional Stamp Duty buyers of investment and additional properties have had to pay since 2016.Second homesSecond homes also rent for 25% more than ‘normal’ or primary rented properties, the index reveals, renting on average for £1,060 pcm across the UK and £2,030 in London.This reflects how most second home hotspots are in the pricey coastal holiday towns and villages of both the South West and Scotland as well as London’s apartment market.“The places second home renters are choosing include a mix of town and country,” says Aneisha.“Second home rental hotspots reflect today’s lifestyle choices from the pied-à-terres in towns and cities [that are] close to work, schools and all the amenities that city life has to offer, to rural and coastal locations perfect for escaping the trappings of a busy urban life.”Figures also published today by Hamptons International about the general rental market will bring some much-needed good cheer for tenants.The average rent in the UK continues to rise more slowly than inflation, increasing year-on-year by 1.3% while consumer price inflation is increasingly by 2.3%, the most recent government figures recently revealed. June 11, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » More people renting second homes as Stamp Duty cools sales market for bolt holes previous nextHousing MarketMore people renting second homes as Stamp Duty cools sales market for bolt holesExtra cost of buying second homes is creating a mini boom in the number of rural retreats and pied-a-terres being rented.Nigel Lewis11th June 20180893 Viewslast_img read more