first_img TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleTen Reasons to Use Natural GasNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Alexander Smith schedules announcement for this evening Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm Alexander Smith to succeed Billie Dean as Seat #1 City CommissionerSuzanne Kidd, the leading vote-getter in the Apopka City Commission Seat #1 election, has withdrawn from the runoff, leaving Alexander Smith as the City Commissioner-Elect of Seat #1.Smith succeeds six-term Apopka City Commissioner Billie Dean.Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles confirmed that the Seat #1 runoff is cancelled, leaving only a Seat #2 runoff between Commissioner Diane Velazquez and Alice Nolan.Mail-in ballots for the Seat #2 runoff will be delayed by one day because of the Seat#1 cancellation, according to Cowles. Ballots will be mailed Tuesday.This is a breaking story and will be updated. Reply Joseph March 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I support the integrity of this woman.i supported her as the best qualified “ no strings attached “ candidate. But mostly I support her as a friend. Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Sooooooo….. Vice Mayor Who?center_img Mrs Kidd I respect your decision an hope all is well with you and your family. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia March 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Elias Rivera Jr Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 3 COMMENTS Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880867/the-wooden-box-house-spridd Clipboard Housing Save this picture!© Mikael Olsson+ 19 Share 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880867/the-wooden-box-house-spridd Clipboard The Wooden Box House / Spridd “COPY” “COPY” Projects Architects: Spridd Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Ruukki, Moelven, Plannja Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonText description provided by the architects. Vallastaden 2017 is a housing expo presenting new ideas for future housing in Linköping Sweden. With the project “The Wooden Box House”, the Swedish architecture office Spridd provides an answer to a number of challenges in today’s building industry. The request to build sound and economically sustainable dwellings in renewable materials is a global challenge. Sweden, being a country of endless forests, has the capacity and knowledge in developing techniques in multi-story buildings in wood.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonSpridd’s six-story building contains compact duplex flats both on the ground level and on the top floor creating the particular appearance of a belt of generous balconies stretched all around the building. The balconies give access to compact and flexible double-sided flats and become a social meeting place for the residents. In total there are 20 apartments between 37m2 – 57m2. With a rational system of beams and columns, the building process is fast and efficient, using the surrounding balconies both as access platforms during the construction and easy access for future maintenance of the wooden façade. The use of wood is present everywhere and provides a soft and welcoming atmosphere in both exterior and interior. In a few years time all exterior wooden surfaces will have gained a grey and matt subtle texture.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonThe technique to develop large-scale structures in wood has finally reached a level where it can compete with steel and concrete. The Expo Vallastaden 2017 presents a number of housing projects in wood and could possibly make a historical mark in this development.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonSave this picture!First and Fifth Floor PlanSave this picture!© Mikael OlssonProject gallerySee allShow lessPezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini’s Urban Room Forges New Civic Space in HullArchitecture NewsResidence in the Galilee / Golany ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Johannes Magnus väg 2, 583 30 Linköping, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Mikael Olsson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The Wooden Box House / SpriddSave this projectSaveThe Wooden Box House / Spridd CopyAbout this officeSpriddOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSwedenPublished on October 04, 2017Cite: “The Wooden Box House / Spridd” 04 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?木盒子住宅:森林之树,即建筑之木 / Spridd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 Sweden CopyHousing•Sweden Photographs Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

first_imgMelbourne Vernacular Project / Melbourne Vernacular + Altereco DesignSave this projectSaveMelbourne Vernacular Project / Melbourne Vernacular + Altereco Design CopyHouses, Renovation•Melbourne, Australia Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893353/melbourne-vernacular-altereco-design Clipboard Melbourne Vernacular Project / Melbourne Vernacular + Altereco Design 2016 Save this picture!© Nikole Ramsay+ 25Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Year:  Products used in this ProjectPlanks / SlatsAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Hardwood Joinery – GOODWOODDoorsAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Timber Windows & Doors – GOODWOODBeams / PillarsAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Columns & Beams – MASSLAMSite Area:187 m2Client:Melbourne VernacularCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nikole RamsayText description provided by the architects. This hundred-year-old worker’s cottage in Yarraville was renovated with a cutting edge approach to sustainability. We were fortunate to be engaged by local sustainability consultants Melbourne Vernacular who wanted to use their home as an educational space for showcasing design that achieves an uncompromising standard of style, liveability and environmental performance. Save this picture!© Nikole RamsayThe clients were not just mindful of the design, but of the building process itself, requesting to keep as much of the original structure as was feasible. They painstakingly took down parts of the old house and identified opportunities to reuse as many existing materials as possible. The original red brick paving from the backyard now serves as an internal feature wall and an external brick wall. Locally quarried bluestone that long functioned as the property’s carriageway now marks the entry to their home. The original red gum stumps are a striking feature in their green roof landscaping. The kitchen was made by local company Cantilever Interiors using reconstituted stone by Consentino made up of 80% recycled content with a low VOC finish. Save this picture!© Nikole RamsaySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nikole RamsayAltereco Design employed a savvy design approach that enables passive heating and cooling inside; not only does the aforementioned red brick wall create a pleasing aesthetic, it performs as thermal mass for the building. What differentiates this sustainable home is it’s use of smart technology to optimise use of solar energy, significantly lowering running costs. And when it came to the great outdoors, “water wise” and native plants were used in the garden beds, all of this topped off with an insulating green roof that creates additional outdoor space on the tight inner-city block. Save this picture!© Nikole RamsayThis industrious approach to build and design reduces wasted energy (often synonymous with demolishing the old and building something shiny, modern and new), all the while successfully preserving and celebrating the certain charm that comes with a house of this era. To register for their next open house jump onto their website where you can also learn about a range range of consulting services they offer for renovations, new builds and existing homes.Save this picture!© Nikole RamsayProject gallerySee allShow lessHengchuang Center / Atelier XiangSelected ProjectsChaoyang Park Plaza – Office Public Area Interiors / Supercloud Studio + MADA s.p.a.m.Selected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893353/melbourne-vernacular-altereco-design Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Australia Architects: Altereco Design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Nikole Ramsay Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAltereco DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMelbourneAustraliaPublished on May 05, 2018Cite: “Melbourne Vernacular Project / Melbourne Vernacular + Altereco Design” 04 May 2018. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Ecological cleaning company ECOVER is the appropriately environmentally sound sponsor to The Woodland Trust’s Native Tree Shop, which sells native trees and shrubs.ECOVER are offering the first 5,000 customers at the Native Tree Shop customers a free 100ml sample of their camomile and marigold washing up liquid. For every sample taken, ECOVER will purchase a sapling for the Woodland Trust to plant as part of its children’s tree planting campaign Tree For All.The Native Tree Shop supplies a range of native trees and shrubs in partnership with Alba Trees. The shop aims to help make native trees easily available for gardeners. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 October 2004 | News Tagged with: Tradingcenter_img ECOVER to sponsor Woodland Trust’s Native Tree Shop ECOVER products are made from natural plant and mineral based ingredients that ensure minimal impact on the environment. For example, the company says that its washing up liquid is 20 times less toxic to aquatic life than regular brands.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgBreast Cancer Haven appoints Jessica O’Leary as Head of PhilanthropyBreast Cancer Haven has appointed Jessica O’Leary as Head of Philanthropy. O’Leary holds a BA Hons in Economics from University College Dublin, which she completed in 2006. Moving from Ireland to London in 2012, she joined out-of-home advertising agency Talon Outdoor. As a Client Director, O’Leary worked across a number of award winning campaigns in particular winning an Outdoor Media Planning Award for her work with Hewlett Packard.  After 10 years’ experience working within media and advertising for global brands including Porsche, Unicef and Macmillan, she began volunteering with Breast Cancer Haven in 2018, soon followed by joining the charity full-time as Operations Manager. Kicking off the new year, here is the latest round of appointments, including new CEOs for Alzheimer’s Society, the University of Limerick Foundation, UFAW and Leeds Care, and a Head of Philanthropy for Breast Cancer Haven. Crowe expands Non Profits team with partner appointmentTax, advisory and risk firm Crowe has expanded its Non Profits team with the appointment of new partner Julia Poulter with effect of 6 January 2020. Poultner joins from the Charity team of a top five accountancy firm and will be based at Crowe’s London office. Throughout her career, she has advised a wide range of not-for-profit clients from local charities to large national charities and housing associations and has more than 18 years of experience. Poultner is a regular speaker at CFG and Civil Society training events, and an avid volunteer, which has included being a Scout Leader, supporter of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the first and youngest female national standard bearer of the Royal British Legion. Currently she is Chair of local homelessness charity LATCH. Aside from her advisory duties, she has also been involved in the development of bespoke audit software solutions, as well as driving internal training initiatives aimed at developing the next generation of advisors. National Lottery Community Fund appoints Elly De Decker as Director for EnglandThe National Lottery Community Fund has appointed Elly De Decker (centre of image) as Director for England with effect from 1 January 2020. She will be responsible for all grant making in England and will seek to build upon the Fund’s shift towards a more local model of grant-making and to deliver on the organisation’s strategic framework. De Decker has worked at The National Lottery Community Fund for the last five years, playing a key role in the Fund’s Headstart programme, and setting up and co-leading funding awards worth over £90 million a year and made to the south of England. Recently, she led on the development and launch of the Fund’s £100 million Climate Action Fund. Before joining the Fund, De Decker worked with Save the Children in overseas development and in management consultancy and also ran a number of strategic funding programmes for Impetus. Alzheimer’s Society appoints Kate Lee as Chief Executive OfficerKate Lee, currently Chief Executive Officer at CLIC Sargent, will take up the reins as the Alzheimer’s Society’s new CEO in April 2020. Lee has been CEO at CLIC Sargent for the past four years. Her proudest moments there have included successfully lobbying the Government to fund the funerals of all children under the age of 18; founding the Children and Young People’s Cancer Coalition, and winning a £15m partnership with Morrisons in 2017. Lee also oversaw the rebranding of CLIC Sargent, and won the Charity Times Charity Principal of the Year Award for her leadership style, her use of social media and her ability to make difficult decisions. She was recognised as one of Charity Times’ 25 Most Influential Leaders in the Voluntary Sector for her work on driving transparency and honesty across the sector. Obituary: FOUR PAWS Founder & President Heli DunglerGlobal animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has announced the death of Founder and President Heli Dungler, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on 5 January, at the age of 56.Dungler was born in 1963 in Waidhofen an der Thaya in Lower Austria. In 1984, he started his career with Greenpeace, Austria. In 1988, he founded the animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS in Vienna and initially focused on animal protection issues such as fur farming, battery farms and circus animals. For decades, he campaigned for higher animal welfare standards in agriculture, for legislative changes in the keeping of brown bears and for the protection of big cats and stray animals. FOUR PAWS is now a global animal welfare organisation, represented in 15 countries.Josef Pfabigan, board member of FOUR PAWS and long-time friend and colleague of Heli Dungler commented:“Through his passion and tireless efforts, FOUR PAWS was able to save the lives of many thousands of animals. The world has lost a very special animal lover and visionary. The employees of FOUR PAWS, his relatives and friends mourn the loss of a very special, charismatic and humorous person. We will honour his memory by continuing the work he loved so much.”  587 total views,  2 views today University of Limerick Foundation announces new Chief ExecutiveThe University of Limerick Foundation has announced the appointment of Harvey Duthie as its new Chief Executive. He will be responsible for the formulation, development and implementation of the foundation’s fundraising policy and strategy and will have the lead role in the solicitation of gifts. Duthie has fifteen years of fundraising experience, more than ten of which have been with worldwide fundraising consultancy CCS.  He has expertise in major gifts, campaign design and delivery and volunteer management and has provided on-site direction and strategic counsel to an array of clients. Duthie has worked extensively with the Catholic Church, leading some of CCS’s most successful diocesan fundraising campaigns with schools and universities and large international organisations focused on global food security and health such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Melanie May | 7 January 2020 | News 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 www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people Esther Wakeman joins Leeds Cares as Chief ExecutiveHospital charity Leeds Cares has appointed Esther Wakeman as its new Chief Executive. Wakeman will be joining the charity from Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield where she has spent the last five years as Director of Fundraising and Marketing. The appointment is due to begin in February. She has ten years of experience in the charity sector and a strong fundraising background, having doubled charitable income during her time at Ashgate. UFAW announces Dr Huw Golledge as Chief ExecutiveFollowing the retirement of Dr Robert Hubrecht at the end of 2019, The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) has appointed Dr Huw Golledge BSc PhD as the new Chief Executive of UFAW and its sister charity, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA).  Golledge has been a member of the senior management team at UFAW and the HSA since September 2014 when he joined as Senior Scientific Programme Manager, a role in which he has helped to develop the research and educational activities of the charities as well as working on the general management of both organisations.  His background is in neuroscience and before joining UFAW and the HSA he was a Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University working on neurophysiological and behavioural methods to assess and improve the welfare of laboratory animals.  He officially takes up his new role with effect from 1 January 2020.  588 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Who’s Moving? 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first_imgCalif. mental healthcare workers’ strike wins solidarityFrom Dec. 10 to 15, the 4,000 members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers showed strength in the streets when striking their employer, Kaiser Permanente. These mental health professional workers are psychologists, therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and addiction specialists who treat patients with depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions. On Dec. 12, the strike not only expanded to 15 hospitals and 85 clinics, but members of the California Nurses Association and Stationary Engineers Local 39 joined picket lines! Kaiser, the country’s largest nonprofit healthcare maintenance organization, currently provides coverage for about 8.8 million Californians. The company makes record profits — $2.6 billion since the beginning of 2018 — and their executives get huge payouts.Kaiser has refused to ensure that its hospitals and clinics are fully staffed. Patients often wait more than a month to be seen because there’s only one full-time mental health clinician for every 3,000 Kaiser patients. Management has refused to hire enough mental health therapists since 2015. (NUHW, Nov. 29) That’s why “there’s a critical condition every day of the year,” said NUHW President Sal Rosselli. (Daily Democrat, Dec. 11) As demonstrators rallied with chants and signs — “Care delayed is care denied!” — members of other unions and community groups showed solidarity as workers fought the good fight to end the access crisis!Strike Victory at Chicago Charter Schools!Nearly 500 Chicago Teachers Union-represented teachers ended a successful five-day strike and won a tentative contract in the unlikeliest of places — a charter school network. This was the first charter school strike in U.S. history! (Chicago Tribune, Dec. 10) Teachers shut down 15 schools where they teach more than 7,000 students, who are 90 percent Latinx. These educators, who earn up to $13,000 less than their counterparts in the Chicago Public School system, work for Acero, formerly known as the UNO Charter School Network, which went union five years ago.Acero teachers demanded — and won — equal pay for equal work with CPS educators, class size reductions with penalties if violated, management commitment to comply with teacher staffing levels, sanctuary school protections in contract language and equal pay for equal work when Acero educators teach CPS students. “This is a victory for every educator who sees children getting short-changed by privatization and charter operators putting their business models over the needs of our students,” said Chris Baehrend, chair of the CTU Charter Division. (CTUlocal1.org, Dec. 16) Successful national hotel strike ends in 8 citiesSan Francisco, the eighth and final city in the 7,700-worker strike at 20 Marriott hotels across the U.S., reached a settlement when UNITE HERE Local 2 workers voted Dec. 16 to ratify a four-year contract. This settlement marks the end of the largest multicity hotel industry strike ever, with workers making huge financial sacrifices to win the strike. It was nine weeks after seven UNITE HERE affiliates, spanning eight different locations — Boston, Detroit, Honolulu, Maui, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose — first walked out on Oct. 3. (WW, Dec. 1) The San Francisco contract, like all eight settlements, marks historic level wage and benefit increases; sexual harassment protections, including removal and banning of guests who violate women workers; and bargaining power for workers as the hospitality industry tries to introduce automation in hotels. UNITE HERE Local 5 (Honolulu) President Gemma Weinstein noted that “One job should be enough” was a constant chant on picket lines and sign slogans. (bigislandnow.com, Nov. 28) Union members all over the country walked the lines in solidarity with UNITE HERE members. Workers win union at Ole MissAll campus workers in the United Campus Workers of Mississippi, an affiliate of United Campus Workers-CWA, became the first higher education institution in Mississippi to have a union. The union, certified in November by the Communication Workers, did not have to seek approval from the university because it’s not a university-sanctioned organization.UCW started at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in the late 1990s to organize professors, custodians, grad students and cafeteria workers into one big union. Even without collective bargaining rights, they won major contract improvements and defeated outsourcing work to private contractors with collective action and protest.UCW has now expanded to Georgia and Mississippi, with workers at Ole Miss working closely with both chapters. “We want to build and sustain social and economic justice in our workplaces and in our communities,” Jessica Wilkerson, a professor of Southern studies and a lead UCWM organizer, told the Daily Mississippian. “We’re interested in the broad range of labor issues. If you come to work and feel unsafe because of racism, sexism or homophobia, that’s a labor issue. That would be something, as a union, we would want to address.” (thedmonline.com, Nov. 29) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Kenyan government to stop obstructing media independence after eight columnists working for the country’s biggest media group resigned en masse yesterday in protest against government and management interference in their journalistic freedom. “We refuse to be silenced,” the eight columnists proclaimed at the head of a joint statement explaining their decision to stop writing for the Nation Media Group (NMG). “I resign to protest the growing infringement on media freedom,” one of the columnists, university academic Nic Cheeseman, wrote in a tweet.Denying the charges, NMG insisted in a statement that, “we have honoured our obligation to respect their views and did not tamper with their positions except to correct basic errors.”The collective resignations followed a series of incidents of which the latest was NMG’s refusal to renew the contract of the Linus Kaikai, the general manager of the NMG-owned TV channel NTV in January. Kaikai had denounced collusion between the government and the owners of media outlets that failed to cover the mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who claims to have won the 2017 presidential election. Four TV channels that did cover the event, including NTV, were closed by the authorities.“These mass resignations should give pause to the Kenyan authorities and NMG’s management,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “All these columnists chose to leave of their own free will in protest against the frequent political pressure. The independence of NMG’s 17 media outlets is at stake.”Several columnists already sounded the alarm two years ago in a letter to NMG’s management accusing it of bowing to political pressure when it fired Denis Galava, a well-known editorialist and editor at the NMG-owned Daily Nation newspaper, after he denounced President Kenyatta’s mishandling of the economy in an editorial.A few weeks later, NMG refused to renew the contract of Gado, a cartoonist who had worked for the group for 20 years but had been the subject of a complaint from Kenyatta, often the target of Gado’s cartoons.Media independence is often curtailed in Kenya, especially during elections. In January, the Kenya Editors’ Guild said it was “gravely alarmed over a developing trend by the government to gag or threaten the media over coverage of the current political events in the country.”Kenya is ranked 95th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. to go further KenyaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression KenyaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression News April 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Kenya Help by sharing this information Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img Reports Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists © AFP Simon Maina Organisation News Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more June 13, 2019 Find out more News March 28, 2018 – Updated on March 29, 2018 Mass resignations from Kenya’s biggest media grouplast_img read more

first_img Make a comment Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Some flowers like the camellias are at the end of their season, where some are beginning their arrival to Descanso like the lilacs and the tulips! If you don’t want to miss these beauties — be sure to plan your visit to Descanso in the next couple of weeks!About Descanso GardensFounded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger.Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. For more information contact (818) 949-4200 or or visit descansogardens.org. Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Photo Gallery See Spring Color at La Cañada’s Gorgeous Descanso Gardens Now Story and Photography by DESCANSO GARDENS Published on Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 10:31 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter Local NewsCrime Brandon Lee Grogan Odessa police arrested a man Sunday after his grandparents were injured during a domestic disturbance.Brandon Lee Grogan, 23, was arrested around 11 p.m. Sunday and charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony, and assault family violence, a misdemeanor.An Odessa police release stated that officers were told by a 67-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, identifying Grogan as their grandson, that Grogan pushed the woman with an open hand on the shoulder causing her pain, then pushed the man down to pavement, causing injuries to his knees and elbow.The release stated the incident started as an argument about Grogan smoking cigarettes in the residence. Grogan was charged, arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center, with bonds totaling $15,371. Records indicated Grogan was still in custody as of Tuesday morning. Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By admin – March 27, 2018 Pinterest Man arrested after grandparents injured WhatsApp Previous articleMan arrested on family violence charges involving wife, childNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 27 adminlast_img read more

first_imgARLA Propertymark has written a stark letter to the Home Office warning that its Right to Rent scheme could face collapse once the Covid pandemic ends.The problem concerns the ‘adjusted checks’ system for Right to Rent implemented to help prevent the transmission of Covid, which enables agents to complete status checks without having to meet tenants in person.This stop-gap is now eight months old and Propertymark says thousands tenancies have been agreed using this system – but the regulations say that once Covid is over, these tenancies will have to be re-checked for Right to Rent within eight weeks of the pandemic ending.“Given the volume of checks that will now have built up, the majority of letting agents and landlords will undoubtedly fail to comply with the requirement to deliver retrospective checks,” the letter says.Checked twiceAgents have told Propertymark that tenants are unlikely to appreciate being checked twice and are unlikely to help a second time around.Also, the need to check twice will cause a huge digital compliance storage problem for landlords and agents who will need to capture duplicate paperwork.This will be take place at the same time as the huge expansion of the Right to Rent scheme that, from next month onwards, will include EU citizens who have not yet applied for Settled Status.“It is essential that the Home Office moves to accept adjusted Right to Rent checks on tenancies that started during the period under which the public health crisis requires minimal face to face dealings,” says Timothy Douglas, Policy & Campaigns Manager at Propertymark (left).“I ask that you consider the benefits to tenants, landlords and letting agents of removing the need for retrospective, duplicate checks in order to ensure that landlords and letting agents can meet their legal requirements and support moves to the new points based immigration system through the first half of 2021.”Read more about Right to Rent.Timothy Douglas Right to Rent ARLA Propertymark November 17, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 17th November 2020 at 4:02 pmWe should change our titles to just Agent as we are border agent, immigration agent, benefit agent, citizens advice agent, marriage guidance and very occasionally estate agent.Log in to ReplyPossession Friend, Possession Friend Possession Friend 17th November 2020 at 2:37 pmAnother Shambles of the Govt’s making !Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Ministers warned of impending Right to Rent ‘disaster’ when Covid ends previous nextRegulation & LawMinisters warned of impending Right to Rent ‘disaster’ when Covid endsARLA Propertymark has written to the Home Office to highlight how Right to Rent checks could fall apart once Covid ends.Nigel Lewis17th November 20202 Comments3,283 Viewslast_img read more