TAGSNational Night OutOrange County Government Previous articleFlorida Senate President Highlights Importance of Florida’s Recreational Fishing IndustryNext articleWhat makes a life inspired? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the Orange County Government Media Relations DepartmentThe 34th Annual National Night Out celebration is rapidly approaching. This year’s celebration is scheduled for August 1, 2017 and October 3, 2017. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit would like to continue to bring communities together and raise awareness on crime prevention. To help raise awareness on crime prevention methods, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office will host an annual National Night Out (NNO) “Ridding Crime” contest. We encourage you to attend the NNO pre-celebration meeting on July 20, 2017.We would like to invite every community to participate in this year’s NNO Celebration, whether or not you plan to enter the contest. Entering the contest is not mandatory for any Neighborhood Watch Group and communities not participating in the contest are still encouraged to register with the Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division and take part in NNO. For more information, contact Master Deputy Stanley Murray at [email protected] sign up, go here. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Year: Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 18Curated by Clara Ott Share 2020 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Google, Hunter Douglas Chile CopyHouses•Huentaleuquen, Chile Benjamín Goñi ArchDaily Projects Area: 420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Architects: Benjamin Goñi Arquitectos, Claro + Westendarp Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937736/pi-house-benjamin-goni-arquitectos-plus-claro-plus-westendarp-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Design Team:Ana RodrigoEngineering:Raúl CastellanosLandscape:Ingrid Intveen / Osvaldo CardemilIluminator:Pilar BravoConstructor:Osbaldo CardemilCity:HuentaleuquenCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The site is located on the coastline and facing north with a view of the sea, which allows gathering the best sights and orientation in the same direction (uncommon situation in Chile).Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nico SaiehIt is for this condition that the house is designed as two perpendicular volumes covering the maximum width of the site: the volume of common spaces open towards the view and closesto the wind that comes from the south, and the volume of the bedrooms perpendicular to this and located in the east, taking advantage of the morning light.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehThe common spaces are designed as a single large space, where are the kitchen, dining room, living room and family room, and are differentiated by diverse heights, and a stone wall that makes the use of the living room independent. Towards the sea there is a terrace that links all these spaces and that is protected with a mobile glass system.Save this picture!© Nico Saieh The house is made with reinforced concrete walls and the width of these is determined by the thermal inertia necessary for the house to accumulate heat during the day and release it during the night.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: Loop Design Awards 2020Call for SubmissionsComfort, Interaction and Efficiency: Artificial Intelligence in Architectural ProjectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937736/pi-house-benjamin-goni-arquitectos-plus-claro-plus-westendarp-arquitectos Clipboard Lead Architects: Photographs: Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project PI House / Benjamin Goñi Arquitectos + Claro + Westendarp ArquitectosSave this projectSavePI House / Benjamin Goñi Arquitectos + Claro + Westendarp Arquitectos PI House / Benjamin Goñi Arquitectos + Claro + Westendarp Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeClaro + Westendarp ArquitectosOfficeFollowBenjamin Goñi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHuentaleuquenChilePublished on April 24, 2020Cite: “PI House / Benjamin Goñi Arquitectos + Claro + Westendarp Arquitectos” [Casa PI / Benjamin Goñi Arquitectos + Claro + Westendarp Arquitectos] 24 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Oxford’s Vice-chancellor Dr John Hood has rekindled the ongoing debate on the future of funding for students by stating that it costs up to an additional £8,000 a year to educate each student.After the Vice-chancellor’s interview with a parliamentary committee in March, it was reported in the Daily Telegraph that Oxford may push up fees to £11,000 a year.This news comes at the time of the release of a government survey, which shows that the direct cost of studying increased by 68% throughout 2005-8. This includes the introduction of top-up fees in 2006.However, Dr Hood denied Daily Telegraph’s claims strongly. He said, “While I noted to the Select Committee that some increase in tuition fees might be considered desirable, I most certainly did not say that Oxford wished to raise fees to £11,000. A working group is currently discussing what our response to the government’s consultation on the fee cap might be. We do not consider such a sharp increase to be either desirable or a political reality.”“I explicitly told the committee that I did not want to hypothesise around a figure for fees. I have noted that we estimate the money we receive through fees and HEFCE is £7-8,000 less per student per year than what we estimate it costs, on average, to educate UK and EU undergraduates. This does not equate to my saying that we want to plug that gap entirely through fee increases.”“As I said to the Select Committee, any increase in fees at all, however modest, would be desirable only provided we can have cast iron, needs-blind admission assistance through loan schemes, bursaries, and hardship funds.”However, this denial has not stopped a debate over the future of University funding.Magdalen JCR questioned Lewis Iwu on funding in their last General Meeting. Iwu admitted that the OUSU position on the issue was currently “quite vague.” He also pointed out that if Oxford wants to remain at the top of the table as a world-class institution, higher costs are something students will have to deal with. A report published by Universities UK last term warned that students from low-income families would be discouraged if fees rose to £7,000, particularly if they had to take out private loans as well as government student loans.However, a typical fresher already borrows a total of £6,318 in loans, credit cards and overdrafts in one year, according to a study conducted by theInstitute for Employment Studies and the National Centre for Social Research notes. After taking into account their savings, an average student has a net debt of £3,518 after first year of studying.An Oxford university spokesperson said, “We have no evidence that the cost of being a student, excluding the cost of fees, has increased significantly.Obviously students now pay fees of approximately £3,000 compared to approx £1200 and loans can be taken out to cover these fees where no loans were previously available which means student debt will have increased compared to 2005 when no loans for fees were available and fees were approximately £1200.”Still, the Institute’s report also notes that more than 80% of students consider the long term benefits of higher education outweigh the costs and that they will ultimately earn more as a result. Although 9% fewer students combine work with study, student incomes have increased, as has student support.For the next academic year, Oxford will charge UK students £3,225 in tuition fees for most courses.Nevertheless, the £8,000 difference between what a student pays and what it costs to tutor them is difficult to fill. Dr Hood said it is partially being made up by expecting the college staff to work substantially harder than their counterparts in US Universities. They are also provided with less academic and administrative support.It seems that the rise in degree costs combined with the precarious job prospects is something that worries many students.One Magdalen JCR committee member commented, “People apply to Oxford often with the hope that a good quality degree will make them employable and lead to a lucrative career. This is not necessarily the case at the moment, and it worries me that in the meantime it is becoming more and more expensive to study.”The debate is likely to hot up when the government reviews the tuition fees system later this year and whether it will decide to raise the current cap.
Scott Nuss will be performing in concert at the Ocean City Free Public Library onJanuary 18, 2018 @7:00 PMThis is a Free Event that will entertain all ages. Scott Nuss
On D-Day, the Prime Minister said: D-Day was an unparalleled international military operation and a turning point in the Second World War. The freedom we have today would not be possible without the incredible sacrifice of troops from across the world 75 years ago. I am proud that the UK will host representatives and veterans from allied nations to pay tribute to that sacrifice and recognise the extraordinary cooperation that made the Normandy landings possible. And today – as we face new and different challenges to our security – we must continue to stand together to uphold our shared values and way of life. The President and First Lady will make a State Visit to the UK on 3-5 June, as announced by Buckingham Palace this afternoon.President Trump will be a guest of Her Majesty The Queen during the visit, and will also have discussions with the Prime Minister in Downing Street.On 5 June the UK will host a major international event in Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and commemorate this critical moment in the Second World War.Countries that fought alongside the United Kingdom in the historic military operation, as well as Germany, have been invited to attend.The gathering on Southsea Common in Portsmouth will involve live performances, military displays and tributes to the allied troops who fought in Normandy in the Second World War. The event will be one of the greatest British military spectacles in recent history, with a flypast of 26 iconic RAF aircraft and at least 11 Royal Navy vessels in the Solent.The event will honour the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of D-Day veterans and those who gave their lives in the operation.On 6 June the Prime Minister will travel to Normandy to attend a number of commemorative events including the inauguration of the British Normandy memorial in Ver-Sur-Mer.On the State Visit, Prime Minister Theresa May said: The UK and United States have a deep and enduring partnership that is rooted in our common history and shared interests. We do more together than any two nations in the world and we are both safer and more prosperous because of our cooperation. The State Visit is an opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defence, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead.
FARMINGTON – The Farmington Selectmen voted during Tuesday night’s meeting to accept the warrant to host the upcoming annual town meeting on April 26 by referendum. The warrant will include topics such as proposed budget changes for the upcoming year.Of significant values are the proposed budgets for the Police and Fire Departments of $1,506,788 and $771,154 respectively. The town will also be asked to vote on funds for a Capital Improvement road plan as well as environmental and conservation efforts. There is a procedure in place for amending potential failures.“If any article fails in referendum, then we would schedule a traditional town meeting and hope that article passes through a vote. The public would have the ability to debate and propose other amounts,” said Town Manager Richard Davis.Police Chief Ken Charles attended to ask for the approval of a sign-on bonus for new department hires of up to $8,000. This was proposed in an attempt to attract new qualified applicants for the remaining open positions of Detective, Supervisor, and Patrolmen.“The question we’re asking ourselves now is how do we get people on the road really quickly? That’s to offer those officers who’ve been to the academy and are already certified a bonus. We want quality applicants,” said Charles.According to Charles, several other communities are offering a sign-on bonus for new hires and though he’s been using the quality of life of Farmington as an incentive, he fears that it isn’t enough to compete with other towns. The board approved his request with the addendum that the sign-on bonus be limited to $2,000 for applicants who haven’t completed the academy and aren’t certified yet. There will also be a $500 recruitment bonus for existing officers.In a public hearing, the board declined the request for the immediate transfer of a medical marijuana license from one cultivation grower to another. The attending license holder owed $18,250 in back fees though and had for the past seven months.“It sounds more like you’re asking for an extension. I think the town should protect their ordinance,” said board member Michael Fogg.Recently, with impacts from Covid and the changing Maine state medical marijuana laws, the state has been sending out statements to other license holders about outstanding fees. According to attending Department Head of Code Enforcement, J. Stevens Kaiser, many of those fees have been paid. In an attempt to remain fair to those who have managed their finances more diligently, the board approved a conditional transfer of licensure, contingent upon the original license-holder paying his fees back within the next 30 days.The board was asked to consider a request to amend the standing medical marijuana ordinance to increase the number of cultivation and retail facilities allowed. Currently, the number is set at five but according to Kaiser, there is a list of seven different parties awaiting approval for both adult and medical marijuana stores.“If we do expand our numbers, I would think it would be fair to open up enough for everyone waiting,” said Kaiser.Looking to the town of Wilton, who has just finished amending their own medical marijuana ordinance to increase business, as an example, Chairman Matthew Smith spoke optimistically.“They look at retail stores like they look at bars. It’s free enterprise. I know the issue is saturation, and I don’t want that, but within a few years, medical will be pretty much gone, with all the taxing from the state. I want to get ahead of that,” he saidDavis was less inclined to support the prospect of increasing the ordinance.“A lot of thought went into the ordinance. The decision is yours, but I don’t see a reason to increase. I think it’s unnecessary,” Davis said.Ultimately, the board couldn’t enact or propose any immediate changes but passed the decision through to the Code Enforcement Board for future consideration.Selectmen approved the expenditure of $144,843 for the community center to install an HVAC system to increase safety for upcoming events. They also effectively adopted a new earned paid leave policy which protects part time, seasonal employees who normally wouldn’t benefit from such procedures.
There’s something romantic about celebrating the holidays with live music. While typically spent with family and friends, the concert experience shifts into a gathering of the souls – united with purpose to eat, drink, and be merry in the company of each other’s greatest gifts in music. Such is the case for Ivan Neville‘s third annual Dumpstaphunk Phunksgiving celebration. On November 23rd, the Eve of Thanksgiving, the NOLA-based funk-rockers will welcome their fans and loved ones to American Beauty in NYC for a night of fulfillment. Tickets are available here.With opening support from Maurice “Mobetta” Brown & SOUL’d U OUT, this year’s special guests include guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Nikki Glaspie, and guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. The 2016 Phunksgiving Eve celebration will be themed “70s Funk Classics and Rock N Roll Stew” so be sure to get your flyest threads ready to rock! “A lot of our music has [70’s funk] influence in it, and a lot of the stuff we’ve come up with has evolved from that era. So we’re gonna dig deep in there,” Ivan explains in a recent Facebook Live interview.To gear up for this exciting event, we’re vibing out to some of Dumpstaphunk’s classic live moments. The dance party will remain strong and take you through the perfect pre-Turkey ritual that will keep you committed to the tradition for years to come. Get ready for the FUNK:WaterAt Cress LiveGas ManDancin To The TruthPut It In The DumpstaNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014Thanksgiving Eve tends to be one of the biggest party nights of the year, so make sure to get a ticket to this extremely intimate, funk-fueled dance party to help get that appetite going with some plentiful portions of the F-U-N-K. If previous years are any indication, expect plenty of surprises on this extra special night. Tickets are currently available here.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire has destroyed at least 59 homes and threatens more near the Australian city of Perth. Many residents have been told it is too late to leave. Others were warned that if they stay in their homes, they should be prepared to fight the fire themselves. The fire has been raging through the night near the town of Wooroloo. Western Australia state’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services says losses may rise as teams continue their assessments. About 250 firefighters are battling the blaze.
The Kellogg Institute for International Studies hosted a book launch Thursday for “Archbishop Romero and Spiritual Leadership in the Modern World,” edited by Fr. Robert S. Pelton, a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow. Fifteen people, including Pelton, made contributions to the book. Four contributors were at the launch Thursday evening: Margaret Pfeil, associate professional specialist in the department of theology, Fr. Michael E. Connors, director of the John S. Marten program in homiletics and liturgics, Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, the John Cardinal O’Hara professor of theology and Thomas Kelly, professor of systematic theology at Creighton University.Archbishop Óscar Romero, the fourth archbishop of San Salvador, spoke out against social injustice and poverty and was assassinated while saying Mass in 1980. Pelton said Romero’s legacy continues to unite people in El Salvador and has a particularly strong influence on younger generations.“There’s been, in a certain sense, a rediscovery of Romero among younger people in El Salvador,” he said. “We had other people who were really remarkable and extraordinary coming together.” After Pelton explained Romero’s cultural significance and influence, the featured contributors spoke about their pieces in the book. Kelly spoke first and said Romero may not have been the same iconic martyr if not for his friend Rutilio Grande, a Jesuit priest and friend who was assassinated in 1977. “What I found was that Rutilio was very influential on Romero,” Kelly said. “Anytime you measure the influence of one person on another, it is an imprecise art. While one can see connections and explain convergences and postulate references, in the end it may be only possible to demonstrate that there was an influence.”Connors then talked about his piece, which he said was inspired by Pfeil’s work on how Romero approached preaching.“I took my initial cues from Margaret Pfeil’s excellent contribution on transfiguration,” Connors said. “Margaret understood very well that preaching was central to Romero’s self-understanding. Maybe not at first, but certainly as he grew in the church and in his role. And she knew that self-understanding brought no false dichotomy between speaking on God’s behalf and speaking on behalf of the oppressed.”Because of the character of Romero’s assassination, Gutiérrez said Romero represents a new kind of martyr.“He was very conscious to be ready to give his life for the Gospel, but also for the people, the people of El Salvador,” he said.The book comprises the collected papers from Notre Dame’s most recent conference to honor the memory of the witness of Romero, who was beatified earlier this year.Tags: Archbishop Romero, Gustavo Gutierrez, Kellogg Institue, Margaret Pfeil, Michael Connors, Robert Pelton