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Satellites / Studio LOOP

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of studio loop+ 28 Share Satellites / Studio LOOP Satellites / Studio LOOPSave this projectSaveSatellites / Studio LOOP Japan Text description provided by the architects. The house is located on a narrow urban area in Chiba, Japan. Save this picture!Courtesy of studio loopRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21Ventilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facade in Célere MagòriaIt has an 11-meter high, 39.41 square meters building area, and 143.81 square meters as a total floor area. Save this picture!Courtesy of studio loopThe initial idea of this house has started with studying to solve a local zoning and planning laws distinctly limited possible form. Within the complex zoning framework, we imagined fairly tall structure as compared to the neighborhood, and an irregular pitched roof has shaped to provide a maximum interior space and floor area. Save this picture!Courtesy of studio loopThe facade with this triangle shaped roof facing to the street has different sized square voids arranged to diminish in a sense of a scale of the house, and blends into the building context. Save this picture!Courtesy of studio loopThe interior space composition is characterized by a circulation that is one of the important factors to design a house in this kind of a narrow urban area. Although each room needs to be adjacent to each other when you draw a floor plan, a spatial and volumetric relationship of each room in planning a vertical circulation is a key to create an enjoyable experience. A wooden staircase connecting each skipped floor allows the family to act in many different ways such as circulating the small house, as a storage space, as a space for reading and studying, and as a lightwell of the house. Continuously shifting a large space to a small space, a low space to a high space also brings a sensibility of not being a small house. Not only the spatial characters of this house, but different floor materials and a pole connecting a master bedroom to a closet in the 3rd floor are favorite pieces for a young couple. A 3.3 meter black stained Japanese cedar wall in the living also welcomes to the raised “wa” dining for making a family to have a habit of eating and drinking at night. Save this picture!Courtesy of studio loopThrough the different sized openings of each room, space, light and materials mixed with the wishes of the family brings an expressive lifestyle.Save this picture!Courtesy of studio loopProject gallerySee allShow lessWinners of the 2010 Aga Kahn Award for ArchitectureArticlesLake House in Schrampe / Pfeiffer ArchitektenArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officestudioLOOPOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesMatsudo3D ModelingJapanPublished on November 29, 2010Cite: “Satellites / Studio LOOP” 29 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?卫星 / Studio LOOP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 streamcenter_img Houses 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Architects: studioLOOP Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  66 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Matsudo, Japanlast_img read more

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Burnett Works to help expand World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Macmillan Cancer Support has chosen full-service marketing and communications agency Burnett Works as strategic and creative partner for its flagship fundraising event, The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.The charity encourages people to get together with friends, colleagues and neighbours during September to have coffee and raise money.The 2011 campaign was the most successful in its 21 year history with a 20% increase in registrations and a 20% rise in income.Hannah Redmond, Senior Programme Manager for the event at Macmillan, is optimistic about this year’s campaign. “In 2012” she said, “we want to continue to build on the event’s success, with campaign creative being a key driver. As well as retaining our past coffee morning hosts, we have an ambitious target for recruiting tens of thousands more.”‘We were all really impressed with Burnett Works’ pitch and incredibly well developed proposition. The time and consideration they put into each element really came through, as did their understanding of and empathy with our audience. We’re confident they can deliver the project for us and quickly get to grips with our brand so didn’t hesitate in appointing them as our agency for 2012.’Claire Babraff, Head of Client Services at Burnett Works, said: “We’re really excited about using our wealth of experience in community and event fundraising to enhance the success of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. One of the things we loved about the pitch brief was Macmillan’s insight that the proposition must appeal to people’s highly emotional motivations for taking part in the event.” Burnett Works to help expand World’s Biggest Coffee Morning  51 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 January 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Charity offers free property space to charities and voluntary groups

first_img  455 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis236 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 12 March 2014 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis236center_img Charity offers free property space to charities and voluntary groups CharitiesCommunity Interest CompaniesSports clubsNot-for-profit organisationsCommunity groupsArtistsBusiness startups by unemployed, disabled or disadvantaged peopleWhy free?CCP is able to provide these workspaces because landlords donate their empty commercial offices and buildings to them, rather than leave them unused.Really free?CCP say that the spaces it offers are available on six-monthly rolling licences. At the end of the initial six month licence another is granted if the building is not required by the landlord for a commercial tenant.There is no rent, rates or utility bills to pay when occupying a CCP venue. However, organisations wishing to install services such as a phone line or wif-fi connection would have to do so at their own cost.New buildings are added to the list of those available throughout the year.Contact Charlotte Russo, Charity Co-ordinator at Centric Community Projects for details. Charities looking for offices and storage space can now access a growing range of workspaces for free, thanks to Centric Community Projects, a charity based in Milton Keynes.The charity acts as a clearing hub for unused commercial property and makes it available to a range of not-for-profit organisations.What property is available?Centric Community Projects offers workspace, offices, storage, training/meeting rooms in various places across the UK to eligible organisations. There is no charge to acquire them or use them.Organisations can use them for their charitable activities, whether that is admin, office work, training, or storage.Who is eligible for free office space?CCP’s space is available to: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Charity website of the year award for WVS

first_img“Our aim is always to champion the welfare of animals all over the world and our website allows us to help achieve this by engaging and inspiring veterinary professionals to volunteer their time to work with us as well as providing updates on our various animal welfare projects to our supporters.”  197 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Awards Charity Website  198 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Charity website of the year award for WVS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6center_img 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 Melanie May | 25 November 2016 | News WVS (Worldwide Veterinary Service) has been awarded the ‘Charity of the Year’ award at the 2016 Good Web Guide awards.The criteria for entry are that sites must be original and engage visitors from the offset, with all entries judged on design, navigation and structure, content, ease of use, interactivity, and social media strategy.This year’s judges, which included CEO William Reeve, founder and CEO of Toucan Rasha Khawaja, founder and MD of Zest Digital Alex Minchin and Genie Venture co-founder and CEO Ciaron Dunne, also who had very specific criteria, which included the importance of ‘unique customer journeys’ and ‘staying true to who you are.’WVS beat two other shortlisted charities: and Cancer Research UK, to win the charity category.Alex Minchin, judge and founder and managing director of Zest Digital, said:“WVS was a clear winner across all four criteria, particularly impressing with their imagery and ease of use that invites the user to discover more about their projects.”Emma Harrison, WVS marketing manager, said: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Election 2020: Freedom struggle on the move in North Carolina

first_imgOn Oct. 23, Chatham County became the first county in North Carolina to surpass its November 2016 early voter turnout. This has happened halfway through an early voting period that extends for another eight days — and didn’t include many mail-in ballots sent but not yet received.La Raza Triad, a member of Siembra NC, organizes against the pandemic and for voting rights in Silas Creek, near Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 25.North Carolina has been a hotly contested site in this election cycle, not just in the theater of bourgeois politics but also in the very real struggle waged by masses of people fighting for their survival and liberation.Repressive legal and extralegal bodies of capitalism have been set in motion to suppress and intimidate voters. For instance, during the state primary, an array of white militias gathered outside the main early voting site in Chatham County to menace voters of color.But across the state, time after time, masses of people have easily overpowered the far right in numbers, in organization and in solidarity.Repressive courtsWhile the U.S. Supreme Court’s shift to the right has been highlighted in corporate media, in North Carolina it is the lower federal courts – similarly but more secretively packed with followers of the white supremacist in the White House – that have placed voting rights under attack.In North Carolina, 10,000 mail-in ballots have been made doubtful by a collaboration between federal court judges and the state Republican Party. Constant changes to rules for accepting mail-in ballots, both to make the process less accessible and to invalidate existing ballots, have been the tool for election fraud and voter suppression.Even the 10,000 ballot number is quite suspicious in North Carolina, as that is the number of votes by which the former Republican governor lost in 2016 – and the cut-off number for calling for a recount. In short, 10,000 is exactly the number of votes Republicans would need to throw out in order to change the election result.Fascists go down fightingThe North Carolina Republican Party seized state power a decade ago through a variety of legal and extralegal machinations. Since then the North Carolina GOP has remained one of the most openly fascistic state-level GOP parties in the U.S. But this party, with its determination to advance the interests of white supremacy in North Carolina, has been under siege through nominally democratic processes and by action in the streets. For years it has been powerfully challenged by people’s movements like Moral Mondays, the Poor People’s Party, and a current of radical organizing begun in the 1970s by the Communist Workers Party and continued in Black Workers for Justice. No surprise, then, that some of the GOP-elected lawmakers, seeing masses of people mobilized against them, took matters into their own hands.  In Raleigh, the state capital, a day after early voting began, Gary Pendleton, a former Republican state legislator, was charged with assault against an election worker. Pendleton was acting as an official Republican poll observer, a role that had previously been illegal under a court decree banning the Republican Party from engaging in direct voter intimidation efforts. The ruling was allowed to expire in 2018.Workers and im/migrants not intimidatedThe attack in Raleigh was not an isolated incident. An hour away in Greensboro, during a voter turnout effort, members of Siembra NC faced down other menacing Republican poll observers.  Siembra NC is an organization of Latinx people defending their rights and building power “with papers and without papers.” Established in 2017, with member leadership teams in Alamance, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange and Randolph counties, the group is no stranger to resisting intimidation.In a press release, Siembra NC contextualized the power of their movement compared to the far right: “As voter intimidation goes, this was ‘amateur hour,’ but it’s a good reminder that conservative activists will do anything to keep Latinos from voting.”So far, the record-breaking turnout is overwhelming the oppressive capacities of the far right.Just the beginningWhile winning liberation will require much more than electoral turnout, the importance of ballot access is still essential to the Black and Brown freedom struggles in the U.S. The rising tide of open fascist threat has been powerfully repudiated by the working class and the oppressed in North Carolina, and throughout the U.S.Months into street demonstrations, amidst growing pushes by organized labor toward a general strike – and as the contradictions of capitalism grow ever more stark – mass mobilization around the issue of voting rights is a sign of rising class consciousness in the U.S. – and of the potential for a historic repudiation of capitalism and imperialism. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Corteva Agriscience Unveiled at Commodity Classic

first_img Corteva Agriscience Unveiled at Commodity Classic Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Corteva Agriscience Unveiled at Commodity Classic SHARE James CollinsLots of new technology is on display at the Commodity Classic Trade Show, but there is also a new name. “This is the start of an exciting journey,” said James C. Collins, Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “Corteva Agriscience™ is bringing together three businesses with deep connections and dedication to generations of farmers. Our new name acknowledges our history while looking forward to our commitment to enhancing farmer productivity as well as the health and well-being of the consumers they serve. With the most balanced portfolio of products in the industry, nearly a century of agronomic expertise, and an unparalleled innovation engine, Corteva Agriscience™ will become a leading Agriculture company, focused on working together with the entire food system to produce a secure supply of healthy food. We will still have many strong brands in the marketplace. Our Pioneer brand will continue to be sold under that name. our Mycogen seeds will continue to be sold along with a number of crop protection products that farmers will recognize.” There has been speculation some brands may be sold off, but Collins indicated no changes coming in the near futures.The corporate headquarters for the intended company will be located in Wilmington, Delaware, and will include key corporate support functions. Sites in Johnston, Iowa, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will serve as Global Business Centers, with leadership of business lines, business support functions, R&D, global supply chain, and sales and marketing capabilities concentrated in the two Midwest locations. “We will continue to invest in some of the most recognized and premium brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Mycogen®, and the newly launched Brevant™ seed brands, as well as our award-winning Crop Protection products, such as Aproach® Prima fungicide and Quelex™ herbicide with Arylex™ active, while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies,” said Collins.DowDuPont will support the new brand name through a series of recognition events between now and the time the division becomes an independent company. Previous articleNo Deal Made on RFS During White House VisitNext articleHoosier Farmer Aiming to be a Voice on NCGA Board Gary Truittcenter_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Corteva Agriscience Unveiled at Commodity Classic By Gary Truitt – Feb 27, 2018 last_img read more

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Fort Worth families learn sign language

first_imgInternational students’ journey to TCU Facebook Previous articleTuition to increase 4.9 percent next school yearNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 07 – Real Housewives, Bachelor Nation and more) Daniela Mendoza RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt Daniela Mendoza + posts Daniela Mendoza Linkedin Twitter The changing nature of “Club Lib” Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Coming soon to the Southwest Regional Library Linkedin Daniela Mendoza Daniela Mendoza ReddIt Cultural differences affect students studying in US Daniela Mendoza Twitter printFort Worth families had the chance to enhance their communication with their children by learning sign language.The Southwest Regional Library hosted the Baby Sign and Speak four-week program for families who want to learn sign language.A.J. Bowman-Shelton, the sign language teacher, said she caters the program depending on who is there.“I just think about what is practical,” she said. “I try to think of things that will help people commit it to memory.”Bowman-Shelton said children vary on how long it takes them to learn sign language.“A lot of times, you won’t see evidence of them doing it until you least expect it,” she said. “Be patient and be observant. They are not going to get it right away, but they are picking it up more than you know. If you are patient with them and keep practicing, you’ll notice that they are actually doing it.”Bowman-Shelton said parents also benefit from participating in the program.“[The parents] don’t think about it much, but they are learning a second or third language,” Bowman-Shelton said. “If they ever come in contact with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, you can communicate with somebody else that doesn’t get to communicate with everybody.”Bowman-Shelton said she also looks for books with repetition when picking the books for the program.“Illustrations are really important because of their age,” she said. “They are bright and big. Anything that is going to help reinforce what they are learning.”Michelle Lee, acting youth and teen services coordinator, said the baby sign and speak program is very important because it’s mostly about parent engagement.“In order for children to really learn, it has to take place more frequently than just coming to the library one time,” Lee said. “You need to have lots of practice at home. A.J. does a really great job of incorporating the literary element.”Lee said the library offers a variety of books for parents to practice sign language with their children.“The library has lots of storybooks in sign language,” Lee said. “We have lots of regular reference materials as well as DVDs.”Bowman-Shelton said she has been doing the baby sign and speak program for about two or three summers.“It’s rewarding because I’m with families, that’s what I really love,” Bowman-Shelton said.Lee said parents can join the program at any time even if they missed another session.“She does a really good review of all the different skills from day one,” she said. “They practice the alphabet song and learn how to finger spell their own names. She does the repetition of all the signs they learned before, so you can pick up on the things you missed.”The Baby Sign and Speak program will be happening again on Nov. 19 at the Southwest Regional Library. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Oversight Commission Led by Former Pasadena Assistant City Manager Calls For Sheriff Villanueva’s Resignation

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Your email address will not be published. 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He has also clashed with the board of supervisors.The commission had originally planned to adopt a resolution that blasted Villanueva’s administration, accusing him of failing to cooperate with the oversight panel and vowing to hold him accountable if he continued to “facilitate dysfunction” in the agency.But during its discussion, commission members first considered amending the document to make it a no confidence vote, then went even further by demanding his resignation. The panel amended the document to conclude that it has “lost confidence in Sheriff Villanueva’s ability to effectively govern the sheriff’s department. He should resign immediately.”Commission Chair Lael Rubin made the initial call to add a resignation demand, telling her colleagues, “I don’t think he (Villanueva) has any intention of making anything better.” She noted that some members of the panel individually called on the sheriff to step down last month.“One would have hoped that during the last month, with all of that discussion and public comment and comments in news articles that he would takesome of that to heart,” she said. “He obviously has not.”Other commission members joined her in the call for Villanueva to resign. Commissioner Priscilla Ocen said to simply pass a resolution saying the panel had “grave concerns” would be an “understatement.” She accused Villanueva of engaging in “lies” and “coverups,” and of exacerbating problems in the agency through “his willingness to defend indefensible actions by deputies.”“He fails to take responsibility for problems in his department, blaming everyone else,” Ocen said. “… He blames everyone else, including the former sheriff, for the problems he’s responsible for.”Villanueva has repeatedly dismissed criticism from the commission, calling its members political pawns of the Board of Supervisors, with whom the Sheriff has repeatedly clashed on budget and other issues.The sheriff on Wednesday said the county should have an “elected oversight commission,” saying the current makeup of the panel is “political appointees” of the board, “and they act like it.”“Their political philosophies are they really, really hate cops or they slightly hate cops or they’re not too sure,” Villanueva said.When some members of the commission last month called for him to resign, Villanueva accused the panel of being nothing more than an “attack dog” for the Board of Supervisors.“They’re just part of the echo chamber of the board,” Villanueva said. “And unfortunately, the route they take is not one that’s going to engender goodwill … between myself or the organization, because there’s a fine line being a watchdog and an attack dog, a political attack dog. And that’s pretty much the line they’ve crossed, along with (Inspector General) Max Huntsman. In fact, they crossed that line a long time ago, this is just the latest example of that.“… I’m just going to ignore it and move on,” he said. “I’m going to continue serving the community, and I just have to set that aside.”The resolution adopted by the commission Thursday outlines a series of disputes between the panel and Villanueva, concluding that he “enables a culture within the sheriff’s department of deputy impunity, disregards the constitutional rights of Los Angeles County residents, disdains other elected officials and disrespects the will of voters who support robust civilian oversight.”Despite toughening the document to call for Villanueva’s resignation, the commission still included language stating that the panel still remains “committed to implementing constructive reforms in collaboration with Sheriff Villanueva and wishes to see Sheriff Villanueva succeed in rebuilding the sheriff’s department.”Some commissioners questioned the inclusion of that language following a call for him to resign, calling it contradictory.The commission has no legal authority to force Villanueva — an elected sheriff — out of office or force him to resign. Commission James Harris warned his colleagues during the discussion that such a strongly worded resolution “basically slams the door” on relations with the Sheriff. “And we’ve got two-plus more years of this sheriff before there’s another election,” he noted. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Public opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish Aid

first_imgEmail Twitter TAGSIrish Aidlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleCouncil to put brakes on dangerous driving in RathkealeNext articleLimerick Chamber members to benefit from new digital strategy Staff Reporter NewsPublic opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish AidBy Staff Reporter – September 18, 2017 1595 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp The Irish Aid offices in Limerick The Irish Aid offices in LimerickPUBLIC submissions on the Irish Aid programme, headquartered in Limerick, are being sought by the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence.Under its review of the Irish Aid programme, the cross party committee wants to hear people’s views on the work carried out by Irish Aid abroad.In 2017 Irish Aid accounts for over €485 million of voted expenditure. That accounts for approximately 80 per cent of Ireland’s official development assistance (ODA), with the remainder disbursed by other Government Departments (a total of €651 million).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Aid office moved to Limerick in 2009 and retains 90 jobs throughout its continued existence in the city centre.Now, the committee is seeking to hear the voice of the people on the work of the State body and committee chairman Brendan Smith TD said that “the review will focus on expenditure and value for money, but will also focus on results and impact, including in a number of specific policy areas, including climate change and the development and humanitarian aspects of the migration crisis.“Despite improvements in levels of extreme poverty, there remain huge development challenges in the most impoverished regions of the world.“Humanitarian crises are on an unprecedented scale. This review will provide an opportunity to highlight some of those very serious challenges and how the Government is responding.“As Ireland’s economic recovery continues, it is also timely for the Joint Committee to take a closer look at the proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) being allocated to overseas aid and how Ireland is meeting its international commitments in that regard.The Joint Committee is now seeking submissions from interested parties and stakeholders.Details of how to make a submission are available by clicking here and the closing date deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, 13 October.See more news here Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Seven candidates vie for JP office

first_img Facebook Previous articleCity plans attorney replacementNext articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 8 admin Local NewsGovernment Facebook Pinterest Twitter 2018 Election Facts First day of early voting: Feb. 20.Last day of early voting: March 2.Election Day: March 6. Seven candidates vie for JP officecenter_img By admin – February 8, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Top row from left: Steven Westfall, Sheryl Jones, Missi Walden.Bottom row from left: Matthew Stringer, Marvin Jennings, Gary Dunda. Not pictured: Jet Brown. Voters are going to have a plethora of names to sort through in the upcoming March primary, particularly in the race for the Ector County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace position, which has seven different candidates vying for the vacant seat.The seat became vacant in early January after Judge Christopher Clark resigned the position to fill the seat of County Court at Law No. 2, which itself was vacated in late December following the resignation of Judge Scott Layh.Clark said he felt the need to assume the position as soon as possible due to the possible backlog that could occur should it be left vacant for too long. While Precinct 2 Senior Deputy Clerk Nicki Palmer said the vacant Justice of the Peace seat hasn’t suffered from too much of a backlog as of yet since Clark left the position, that could change should county commissioners not fill it soon. However, with seven candidates running to fill that seat, it’s tough to say if it may be filled before the March primary, and with seven candidates, it’s likely there will be a runoff election in May.Justices of the Peace handle class C misdemeanor cases, like traffic tickets, and small claim civil cases with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000, like land lord and tenant disputes.The seven candidates running for the vacant seat are Missi Walden, Sheryl Jones, Matt Stringer, Jet Brown, Gary Dunda, Steven Westfall and Marvin Jennings.Missi Walden said she is the most qualified of the seven, as she holds the most experience in a courtroom. Walden has served as a court coordinator for the past 13 years, most recently in Judge John Smith’s 161st District Court for the last seven years, and worked as a legal assistant for 14 years prior at the law firm of Shafer, Davis, O’Leary & Stoker, Inc.“With the district courts, I’ve scheduled all the hearings and managed the court,” Walden said. “I know how things should be run. That definitely gives me a step up from my opponents, who have never been in courtrooms to see how hearings are held.”Candidate Marvin Jennings said he has been in a courtroom and he’s experienced both sides of the court system. Jennings has been both a plaintiff and a defendant and wants to bring that experience to the judge’s seat.Jennings had a number of charges throughout the ‘90s when he was in his late 20s with jail records from Tom Green County showing he was charged with several offenses, including assault, injury to a child and theft. But Jennings said he was not convicted on any of those charges, which were dismissed, and said he made some bad choices in his life after a bad divorce. He said he had also been on the plaintiff’s side of the courtroom as a landlord during tenant disputes for issues like evictions.“We’ve all got a few scars,” Jennings said. “I’ve just had some rough trails in life.”Currently, Jennings is the chief of the Gardendale Volunteer Fire Department and a lay pastor at West Texas Cowboy Church.While candidate Sheryl Jones doesn’t have experience working in a courtroom, she said she is better equipped to fill the position than her competitors due to her experience in law enforcement. Jones dealt with the courts when she was employed with the Odessa Police Department, working as a juvenile detective and an accident investigator. She says she has an eye for detail, as she worked on training the Texas Department of Public Safety on the Texas Criminal Information Center Database and the National Criminal Information Center database and running inquiries in those systems.Despite her background in law enforcement, she said she isn’t worried about showing any bias toward police in the courtroom.“I use common sense,” Jones said. “And there’s two sides to every story.”Matthew Stringer has no judicial experience, working at his family’s jewelry store Diamonds in Midland, but said he spent time studying the jurisdiction and responsibilities of the court, and has been involved with Texas legislature working as a delegate for the state Republican party, a delegate to the Republican National Convention, and was a Republican presidential elector for Texas’ 11th congressional district during the 2016 election.Stringer said his main goal is to increase accountability for the position, providing an annual report to people that shows what the office’s budget was, how much money they spent and how many cases they handled, to show what the taxpayer’s money goes towards.“I want to make the court accountable to the people it serves,” Stringer said. “I think that will help boost taxpayer confidence in our local government.”Gary Dunda, while not directly working with law enforcement, previously campaigned to be Ector County Sheriff and is a former game warden in Ector County. He said he’s running on a campaign of serving the public just as he did as a game warden, and is focused on tackling the backlog that may be piled up once someone takes the office.“I’ve always been interested in law of some sort, and when this came about, I thought it was one more thing I can do for the people of Ector County,” Dunda said. “I also want to serve the people just as I did as game warden: Fair, honest and impartial.”Candidate Steven Westfall said he will be available to citizens. This includes keeping his office open during lunchtime, as the Justice of the Peace offices currently close from noon to 1 p.m. when they are open Monday through Friday.“As a private process server, I’m constantly at the courthouse, and I noticed the JP’s office was usually always closed during lunch hour, and sometimes they’d be closed early,” Westfall said. “I want to make this position available to the public during those hours.”Westfall said to do this, he’d bring his own lunch or order something. But Palmer said this might be difficult, as the main door to the office is closed during lunch, and should Westfall want it to remain open, that would require the other justices of the peace to remain open as well.“He’s not the only JP in this office,” Palmer said. “So, coming in, you can’t basically make your own rules.”The final candidate, Jet Brown, said this position would fit in line with what he does now in the oil and gas industry. Brown said he was previously a consultant with ConocoPhillips for about 17 years, and is currently the CEO for Permian Truck and helping develop management systems for Warrior Crane Services.“I think I can bring efficiencies to the court system and what I did with Conoco and at Permian Trucking is take everything paperless,” Brown said.One common goal they had at ConocoPhillips was to protect the people in the oil and gas industry, and Brown said he would have that same mindset in protecting the people of Ector County should he be elected.“I want Odessa to be a good, safe place for our children to grow up in, and I don’t want them to leave,” Brown said.Election Day is March 6, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be early voting available from Feb. 20 to March 2.Just The Facts WhatsApp What: Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.How long: Four Years.Salary: $63,712; auto allowance – $5,050; fringe benefits – $28,578.last_img read more

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