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Swedish authorities to meet operators over regulatory issues

first_img Email Address Swedish authorities to meet operators over regulatory issues 28th August 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Disgruntled gaming companies will have the opportunity to air concerns and clarify regulatory issues next month after Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen invited licensees to a key meeting with various authorities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Disgruntled gaming companies will have the opportunity to air concerns and clarify regulatory issues next month after Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen invited licensees to a key meeting with various authorities.Representatives from the regulator, as well as the Swedish Tax Agency, Financial Police and the Swedish Consumer Agency will all be in attendance at the 17 September meeting.“The purpose of the meeting is to increase the understanding between the market players and the authorities,” the watchdog said.A number of issues are set to be discussed at the meeting, with the regulator having clamped down hard on any apparent breaches of licensee terms since the market opened up on January 1.In April, the regulator issued warnings to a number of operators that were found to have offered certain betting options on an Allsvenska football match featuring players under the age of 18.However, last month, Swedish operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) requested an urgent meeting with Spelinspektionen in the wake of a number of operators being fined by the watchdog.In a letter to Spelinspektionen, BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt outlined a series of concerns about the future regulatory environment in the country due to operators unintentionally falling foul of the regulator’s interpretation of the Gambling Act.Hoffstedt’s letter centred around Spelinspektionen’s decision to hit eight licensees with fines ranging from SEK10m to SEK700,000 for apparently offering odds on sporting events featuring a majority of participants under the age of 18.However the request was never granted, and last week four more Swedish sportsbook operators were sanctioned for similar violations.The invitation to next month’s meeting has been extended to a total of 87 regulated companies in Sweden after Spelinspektionen confirmed today (28 August) that Apollo Entertainment Limited had become the latest business to secure a licence in the country a week ago.The Casinoaction.se has been listed as the only website that will be controlled currently in Sweden by Apollo, which is based in Malta and manages 29 active gambling websites in the UK. Legal & compliancelast_img read more

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Maui’s ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ pours hope into homeless…

first_img Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service August 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm Thank you for telling this story. And ongoing thanks to the generous people of A Cup of Cold Water who make things better in their corner of the world. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Peg Cooper says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Maui’s ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ pours hope into homeless community Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ September 18, 2014 at 12:43 am The blue and white van for A Cup of Cool water ministry was obtained in part through a United Thank Offering Grant (UTO) in 2013. Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Barbara Danner says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA By Pat McCaughanPosted Aug 14, 2014 Comments (2) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS ACCW volunteer driver BJ Santiago offers food and other personal care items to Charles near Lahaina. Photo: Keith Yamamoto[Episcopal News Service, Maui, Hawaii] The blue and white van bounced slowly, a bumpy ride along the rocky beach, bringing water, food, clothing, first aid and personal care items to isolated homeless communities along the mouth of Maui’s Wailuku River in Hawaii.Nearing a small encampment of several cars and trucks sheltered by trees and bushes, Lawrence Kauhaahaa carefully maneuvered the van to a stop. He tapped the horn lightly as his mother, Juanita Kauhaahaa, 75, threw open the van’s sliding door and called out: “A Cup of Cold Water!”Along with grandson Joseph, 18, she bagged canned meat, fruit cups, cheese crackers, pop-top puddings, granola bars and other snacks to hand out as a line quickly formed at the door. Other brown paper sacks were filled with personal and first aid items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, Band-Aids, lotion, and soap and – because of the extreme July heat – cold water, lots of water.Requests – for toilet paper, socks, slippers, shorts, T-shirts, hats, sheets, towels, laundry detergent – are granted as available, and grace abounds in the personal exchange.“I haven’t seen you for awhile. I wondered where you’d gone,” Juanita called out to a family whose two young children perch inside the van. In return, a young man offers her a box of almost-ripe bananas with a simple request to “spread them around.”“Everybody shares what they have,” said Lawrence Kauhaahaa, a retired 20-year veteran of the Maui police department who considers the once-monthly Wednesday morning run a family affair. And it’s not just because three generations of his family participate together. They have come to know many “uncles” and “aunties” along the route through Central Maui.“They’ve gotten to know us and trust us,” he said.Volunteers and supporters work together to help Maui’s homeless community.A little ‘elbow-grease’ ChristianityEstimates of the numbers of homeless people on Maui range as high as 2,000, about half of whom are “hard-core homeless” with little access to assistance on weekends, according to Kekuhaupio “Keku” Akana, a parishioner at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku.“Helping them was always something that I felt compelled to try and be part of the hand of Christ in,” according to Akana, 57, a retired Maui deputy police chief, the inspiration and driving force behind A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW), which takes its name from Matthew 10:42.“The old-timers used to call us peace officers and that’s what I considered myself,” he said. “But it was always very difficult when you had to respond and move on, respond and move on, and you couldn’t give quality time to somebody in need,” he told ENS. “I was a cop for 25 years; I drove into a lot of despair.”So with “a little elbow-grease Christianity, age-old compassion and love,” diocesan support and generous donations he formed a committee of dedicated supporters. They began organizing, fundraising, recruiting and training volunteers from Good Shepherd and the island’s other Episcopal churches: St. John’s, Kula; Holy Innocents, Lahaina; and Trinity-by-the-Sea, Kihei. The first run happened in November 2013.Since then, the ministry has distributed some 34,000 items during more than 4,300 encounters and it has attracted volunteers from Catholic, Nazarene, Congregational, New Hope Chapel, Grace Bible, Hawaiian Church and other local communities of faith. Akana hopes it will expand beyond the current three weekly runs: Wednesdays in Central Maui, Saturdays in Lahaina and West Maui, and Sundays in Kihei and South Maui.The ministry relies on donations to help others survive, he said. ACCW partners with other local agencies and hands out resource cards, and upon request, Bibles and prayer books.“For us, it’s giving hope and love, moment by moment, person to person,” Akana said. “It’s giving a little bit of hope to someone in despair, connected to addiction, mental illness or whatever the circumstances, giving hope that someone’s going to come because they care.”Good old-fashioned compassionOn a steamy Saturday morning, B. J. Santiago restocks the van with water, food and supplies from the storage space at Good Shepherd Church and pauses for prayer with other ACCW volunteers.A line has already formed in the church parking lot at the sight of the van. Each person’s needs are addressed before the van departs for the West Maui run.“There are lines waiting when we get back from the run, too,” according to B.J. Santiago, a longtime Good Shepherd member and one of nine volunteer drivers. “Some of our guests are homeless, some work but have a hard time making ends meet.”Stops along the route are scheduled and unscheduled: “If I see people who look like they need help, and there’s room to pull the van over, I do.”With a tropical storm threatening, he is eager to assist as many people today as possible. He parks at the first scheduled stop, along Highway 30 west. One, two, three quick beeps of the horn and he goes to check on the elderly “uncle” who has built a wooden shelter on top of a truck, beside the tent where a family of six live.Typically, there are three volunteers per run. A driver records items distributed and keeps track of mileage. Two others distribute food and personal items and “talk story” with guests, which just seems natural to volunteers like Kit Hart, a parishioner at St. John’s, Kula.“We just take people at face value. Just the fact that we’re here, engaging them as people about whatever they want to share, helps,” according to the retired family therapist. “They need food and other things, yes, but they need smiles and conversation, too.”“Mickey” was among the first to line up as the van parked near the Lahaina courthouse, alongside the town’s iconic 60-foot high, block-long banyan tree.“I lived in Ohio and California. I came here to work and got hurt,” according to the former restaurant employee. “I have a place to stay, but the food helps. Every little bit helps.”Andrew, who requests and receives a pair of slacks, says he left Saginaw, Michigan, in search of “a peaceful environment. I kept moving west.”But “things have been up and down financially,” he said. “A Cup of Cold Water is a blessing to me. It’s the only thing available this day of the week. The food helps out a lot.”Food is the main thing, agreed Joel, 48, who said the past two years have been tough ones. “I lost my dad. My camp just got bulldozed. I had a Volkswagen but someone stole the engine. It’s been two years now and I’ve just left it all in God’s hands.“But,” he smiled, “it’s great that A Cup of Cold Water comes out here, and helps us. Every little bit helps and I’m thankful to God. I mean to give to others, too.”He points ACCW volunteers in the direction of “Charles” who is dozing on and off in a wheelchair and whose legs are covered with infected sores. He promises Santiago to keep a watchful eye on Charles.A little further along the route, Deborah Duffy hesitates when Santiago and Hart beckon her toward the van.Seated at a park picnic table near the ocean, she is at first cautious. But after watching Hart interact with others, she approaches, eager to interact, to share her story.“I haven’t been in a house for four years,” she said. “I lost my wallet. I had to give up my apartment and I’ve been hoping to get back in. I’m trying to make some money so I can eat.”For now, the food and attention allays at least some of her anxiety. “I didn’t know anything like this existed,” according to the 59-year-old. “I think you’re blessed. When do you come back?”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says he’s ‘reasonably back to normal’

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Executive Council, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 26, 2016 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church Executive Council members and staff listen as Treasurer N. Kurt Barnes, right podium, discusses budget matters. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is at the left podium. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Fort Worth, Texas] The Episcopal Church Executive Council began its Feb. 26-28 meeting by hearing some good news about the health of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.Curry, who had surgery for a subdural hematoma and spent six days in the hospital in early December, told council members that he is now “reasonably back to normal … I think I am back about 90 percent.”“Some brain processes are a little slower than they were before,” he added, saying that he has one more speech therapy session, work that is as much cognitive as it is speech therapy.“I’m coming along and feeling very good,” he said.Curry is preaching again but “I don’t stray as far away from manuscript as I normally would do, but they say that will come back.”He has one more CAT scan and a three-hour neuropsychological work-up “to finish up everything.”A subdural hematoma is usually caused by a head injury strong enough to burst blood vessels, which can then cause pooled blood to push on the brain. Curry said the doctors determined that a fall he took on the morning of his Nov. 1 installation as presiding bishop caused the hematoma, although at the time he did not know he had injured himself that seriously.Curry said he had been to the gym and was running across the street from a Starbucks back to his hotel in Washington, D.C. when he tripped over a curb, hit his head and scratched up his right arm. “I didn’t think twice about it, but they said the symptoms are delayed four or five weeks,” he said.His injury became apparent on Dec. 6 while he was preaching at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia, “when I couldn’t remember anything – everything was gone – but, being a preacher, I kept talking.”Curry was taken to the hospital that same day. He said he was glad the symptoms did not manifest themselves on the day of his installation, calling it “a blessing for the church because had it not been delayed, imagine what the sermon would have been like on Nov. 1.”“We thank God for a lot,” he said as council members joined in his laughter.Curry’s remarks came during council’s opening plenary session at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the council’s vice president, said during her opening remarks that council would hear at this meeting about the initial steps she, Curry and other leaders of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops have taken to begin “remaking our commitment to racial justice and reconciliation, and church planting, and towards supporting more effectively our Latino and Hispanic congregations.” The commitments were made in a series of resolutions passed by the 2015 meeting of General Convention.Earlier this month those leaders met with several staff members and other leaders n the church to begin work on fulfilling the call of Resolution C019 to establish a churchwide response to systemic racial injustice.“We have an enormous opportunity to be agents of justice and reconciliation. We had the mountaintop moments we needed to get going last summer at General Convention,” she told council. “And now we have the sacred responsibility to carry that commitment into the everyday work of leading the Episcopal Church. And we should know – we should really know – going into this work, that it will not always come naturally and will surely be a growing edge, especially for those of us who have lived and enjoyed white privilege.”During their three-day meeting, the members of council will, among other actions, amend the 2016 annual budget to account for changes in revenue and expense forecasts since General Convention passed the 2016-2018 triennial budget in July. Treasurer N. Kurt Barnes walked the council through the preliminary results of the 2013-2015 triennium, giving them both good news and warnings, as he put it.What Barnes called a “calculated budgetary surplus” of $8.5 million in the 2013-2015 triennium was already anticipated by council, which allocated it mainly to cover loans to dioceses and to its Economic Justice Loan Fund.“There are calls all the time on our checking account and short-term investment account,” Barnes noted. He urged council to “be conscious as to what our assets are” when they are considering such “admirable requests.”He also called for caution in terms of drawing from the church’s investment income. That income in 2015 declined by 1 percent and Barnes said the decline prompted him to warn council about continuing its recent pattern of drawing more from investment income than its normal 5 percent. The 2016-2018 budget is based in part on an effective 5.75 percent draw on investment income.He said the council’s own investment committee thinks additional draws are “less than prudent and not sustainable over the long term.” Barnes urged council to remember the need “to preserve the future purchasing power of the trust funds.”At the end of the opening plenary, council members moved into an executive session to receive “confidential briefings on personnel matters and media interactions,” according to the motion made by Jennings. On a previous version of the council’s draft agenda an item called “interacting with Press” was listed on the open portion of the agenda. The issue was moved into executive session without explanation.Curry recently updated the church about the independent investigation he called for after placing three members of senior management on administrative leave in December. He made that decision while he was still in the hospital. Council last met in mid-November.Curry had praised the churchwide staff during his opening remarks. “This has been a tough time for them as well as for all who have been involved,” he said, adding that the council would discuss the situation in executive session.“While the staff and I are really just getting to know each other, I’m not simply impressed – I’ve been moved by them. These guys, they love our Lord, they love this church, they work hard. They’ve taken some body blows but they have kept on working,” he told the council. “You probably knew this already, but we have a remarkable group of people we call the staff of the Episcopal Church and I just look forward to nine years with them.”The council then stood to applaud the staff.Jennings echoed Curry on that score during her opening remarks, commending staffers “for the grace and forbearance you have shown during the ongoing investigation into matters that led to three staff members being placed on administrative leave.”“I’ve been fortunate enough to be with staff at several meetings recently, and I am grateful for the considerate ways that you are working with each other and with volunteer leaders in the church to advance our common mission. Thank you for standing on the threshold with such courage.”Council members spent the afternoon in committee meetings. The members will return to plenary on the morning of Feb. 27 before heading back into committees. On Feb. 28 those committees will each report to the full body, proposing resolutions for the full body to consider.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have seat and voice but no vote.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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La Vall de Laguar House / Enproyecto Arquitectura

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Agrotourism in Melgaço / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797559/agrotourism-in-melgaco-correia-ragazzi-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Juan Rodriguez+ 51 Share “COPY” Architects: Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Agrotourism in Melgaço / Correia/Ragazzi ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAgrotourism in Melgaço / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797559/agrotourism-in-melgaco-correia-ragazzi-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  Copy•Melgaço, Portugal “COPY” Photographs:  Juan Rodriguez Collaborator:Juliano Ribas Silva, Marta Pinheiro de Almeida, Rita BredaEngineer :OmegaModel :Patrícia Morais, Ricardo AmaralCity:MelgaçoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan RodriguezRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. A property composed of a house in ruins, cultivation land, vineyards and a pine forest. The clients intend to recover and augment the house in order to develop an agricultural/rural tourism accommodation, and also build a winery and wine tasting area, as they are producers.Save this picture!© Juan RodriguezSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Juan RodriguezThe expansion will result on a new volume in dialogue and similar relation as the existing one, next to the existent stone wall bellow. The volume is repeated, respecting the scale and tradition; at the recovered volume one will keep the granit walls and same roof tiles, the new volume reinvests himself with a contemporary materiality that enriches this dialogue. The interior finishes of both houses, in contrat with the harshness of the exterior, will be in wood.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricBetween the two volumes is created a green leisure area that corresponds to the green roof of the winery and wine tasting area, a volumetrically imperceptible volume, only denounced by the big opening on the stone wall that allows a view towards the vineyard and the existent water line.Save this picture!© Juan RodriguezThe proposal provides a better relation since the entrance of the plot, with the vineyards to one side and the two volumes that frame and value the existent terraces, which we intend to enhance and recover according to their original features.Save this picture!Courtesy of Correia/Ragazzi ArquitectosSave this picture!© Juan RodriguezProject gallerySee allShow lessMaterial Focus: Cerrado House by Vazio S/AArchitecture NewsOffice KGDVS Create “Silver Lining” Scenography for Kortrijk’s 25th Biennale InterieurArchitecture News Share Portugal Photographs Agrotourism in Melgaço / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos Houses 2016 Area:  621 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCorreia/Ragazzi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentMelgaçoPortugalPublished on October 19, 2016Cite: “Agrotourism in Melgaço / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos” [Agroturismo em Melgaço / Correia/Ragazzi Arquitectos] 19 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Neeley School of Business revamps Professional Development Center

first_imgLaura is a senior journalism major and sociology minor from Kansas City, Missouri. She has a passion for entertainment and hot Cheetos. You can find her causing havoc in the convergence lab. Twitter TCU hosts first ever Arbor Day Rising trend of local distilleries coincides with popularity of TCU’s Science and History of Whiskey Course Assistant Director Mariam MacGregor hosts a guest speaker for an unfiltered conversation workshop at the Neeley School of Business’s Professional Development Center. TAGSphotos Laura Belpedio Dr. Mike Slattery: The man behind TCU’s Rhino Initiative ReddIt Facebook Laura Belpediohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/laura-belpedio/ Laura Belpediohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/laura-belpedio/ Rising trend of local distilleries coincides with popularity of TCU’s Science and History of Whiskey Course World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Twitter Laura Belpediohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/laura-belpedio/ ReddIt Previous articleWorth Hills parking garage saves residents from game day towingNext articleMarket Square set to be renovated Laura Belpedio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Laura Belpediohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/laura-belpedio/ + posts printAssistant Director Mariam MacGregor hosts guest speaker for unfiltered conversation workshopThe Neeley School of Business’s Professional Development Center, which provides TCU Business students with interview coaching and career preparation, has undergone a transformation since Mariam MacGregor joined as assistant director.MacGregor came to TCU two years ago and immersed herself into the center, alongside Director Kelly O’Brien.With her experience and drive, MacGregor implemented her ideas to make the center’s services and overall experience better than they already were.“We are an internal training and talent development office for Neeley students,” MacGregor said. “No matter where you go, your goal as a professional would be to build your talents and your strengths and continue to polish yourself so as you move along in your career you feel like you’ve got the tools to not just be a good candidate, but to be the best candidate.”In two short years, MacGregor has built on existing programs and added numerous services to the center.The significant additions to the program include the LEADS program, unfiltered conversations, the resume lab and a revamping of the center’s workshops.The LEADS program, which stands for leadership, engagement and development, was created in order to aid the faculty in managing the hundreds of students that use the center.LEADS is made up of 28 junior and senior business students who have undergone interviews, vetting and training to make sure they’re qualified to lead student activities in the center. The LEADS do everything from leading mock interviews, case interviews and workshops to presentation training and resume lab work.“Some students come in and what is distinct is that you can tell they have a natural ability to lead and influence others,” MacGregor said.McCall Moore, a LEAD at the NPDC, said the program has enhanced every aspect of her business skill set more than she could have ever imagined possible.“Since I began working with the NPDC, I feel nothing but excitement when heading into a presentation or an interview,” Moore said. “More than anything, the NPDC made me cognizant of the message I send when I walk into a room and instilled a new kind of confidence within me.”Another addition to the program is the unfiltered conversations. MacGregor brings in speakers for students to listen to, ask questions and hear first-hand accounts from those in the working world. These conversations are for women in Neeley and are intimate conversations where the students are able to ask any kind of question.The next addition that was introduced in the spring was the resume lab, which is a place where students can review and fix their resumes with professional MBA, MAC or LEAD students. This lab helps students create appropriate, clear and concise resumes for the context of the job they’re aiming for.Lastly, MacGregor added more in-depth workshops. She was able to recruit MBA students to do a variety of design thinking workshops that aim to provide a broader base of topics. She has incorporated graduate students to teach undergraduate students through their own personal experiences.MacGregor said other universities have modeled their programs around TCU’s.  Although there are similar programs, the TCU NPDC has continued to offer a unique service due to its high caliber of faculty and unparalleled services that differ from other schools.Kelly O’Brien, who has been at TCU for 10 years and is the director of the center, has seen first-hand the progression of the NPDC.“What we do here is awesome and we know that everyone can benefit from this,” O’Brien said. “This is something I never had in college, someone telling me you need to speak more confidently or you need to dress more professional or develop a better elevator pitch.”The NPDC opened in 1989 when M.J. Neeley made a $1.6 million endowment. The hopes for this program was to achieve business communication excellence for Neeley students.O’Brien says he has visions about campus-wide programs like that of the business school. “It would be good to get some catalyst going to say, campus-wide, that this training and talent development service would be great for everyone and managing relationships to make that happen,” O’Brien said. “It’s not what we’re working on now because my focus needs to be here but I think it would be a great service if we can get it rolled out.”The Neeley Professional Development Center is located in Tandy Hall, room 190. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Letterkenny Chamber to host election debate

first_img Twitter Letterkenny Chamber to host election debate 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts By News Highland – February 17, 2011 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest The Letterkenny Chamber is offering the public an opportunity to put their question directly to candidates standing in the Donegal Northeast constituency.The Chamber is holding an election debate featuring the majority of candidates for Donegal North East on Friday morning.Chamber president Toni Forrester says business people in Letterkenny and the wider public are keen to hear from those who want their votes[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/toni7pm.mp3[/podcast]The debate takes place at 11am in the Station House Hotel on Friday 18th February Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleHighland Radio retains position as most listened to stationNext articlePat The Cope concerned over future of IFI funding News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Translink respond to Waterside Station concerns

first_imgNewsx Adverts Translink respond to Waterside Station concerns 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp The North’s bus and rail company Translink has acknowledged that efficiencies have been implemented at Waterside Railway Station in Derry.The statement comes after the rail lobby group “Into The West” expressed alarm at cuts in staffing and opening hours at Waterside station.Responding, Translink say they are continually reviewing service provision in all areas, and efficiencies have been made at Waterside and elsewhere, whilst seeking to re-invest in train services.They say Waterside Station will be staffed from 06.30am until 5.30pm daily, ensuring coverage for all the main morning and evening peak services, with a member of train staff available to help people at other times. Google+ Google+ Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleBadminton – Chloe & Sam Magee Dominate Irish NationalsNext articleHogan urged to clarify Town Council plans News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – February 6, 2012 last_img read more

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Work officially begins on section of greenway in Lifford

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleDonegal Hospice back under microscopeNext articleFurther calls to extend rail network in North West News Highland Work has officially begun today on a section of the North West Greenway Network in Lifford. The new cycling and walking infrastructure will take about four months to complete with Donegal County Council advising motorists to expect delays and to drive with care through the town.The work is part of the EU-funded North West Greenway Network. Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Work officially begins on section of greenway in Lifford WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp By News Highland – July 9, 2020 last_img read more

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Donegal had highest speed detection nationwide for Slow Down Day

first_img Previous articleConcern among teachers over return of large numbers to schoolsNext articleAverage number of new cases of Covid increases by nearly 11% News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Google+ Donegal had highest speed detection nationwide for Slow Down Day DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter The highest speed detection nationwide for Slow Down Day was in Donegal.Just under a thousand drivers across the country have been found speeding during a 24-hour crackdown by Gardai.National Slow Down Day ran from 7am yesterday to 7am this morning – with 150 thousand vehicles checked in total.Among those speeding was a driver doing 122 kilometres an hour in a 50 zone in Porthall in Lifford.Other motorists were clocked going at 90km/h in a 60 Zone on the N15 Mullandrait Stranorlar while another was driving at 85km/h in a 60 Zone on the R267 Portnason Ballyshannon. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – March 27, 2021 last_img read more

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TPL to offer home bound delivery service

first_img Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Laliberte speaks at PCYP luncheon Pike County Young Professionals met Thursday for its monthly luncheon. This week, they heard from Troy University’s Associate Vice Chancellor… read more Skip Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2009 Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img Because the Troy library is a public library, it serves everyone in the community, no matter their age, race, gender, education level, or socioeconomic status.“And we try to provide the best collection, programs, and services we can,” White said. “So, I’ve decided to make sure that library services will extend to those who are unable to visit the library by developing and implementing a homebound delivery service.”The patron will be asked to complete a one-page application, as well as a form of request that lists the types of materials available at the Troy Public Library.“The patrons will select the types of items they prefer, the subject matter they are interested in, specific titles and authors preferred and so forth,” White said. “One day each month I will deliver library materials and collect outstanding materials. Included in each delivery will be a new request form to be completed, which will indicate what materials to include in the next delivery.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The home delivery patrons will have almost a month’s use of the materials and, because the service is managed by the library staff, no late fees will be incurred.The library is now accepting applications from patrons within the city limits of Troy who wish to utilize library services, but who are unable to visit the facility due to advanced age or physical disability.“This service is provided free of charge by the Troy Public Library,” White said. “We are committed to improving the quality of life for our library patrons and to making our services available to everyone within our area.” By Jaine Treadwell When William White, director of the Troy Public Library, sees a need he acts on it. When he has an opportunity he seizes it.After five years at the helm of the public library, White is keenly aware of the needs of the library and its patrons and when need and opportunity come together the result is always beneficial.White recently saw a need at the Troy Public Library and he viewed the need as an opportunity to provide extended services to the library’s patrons.“I have come to know a great many seniors who frequent the library, and over the years, they have voiced concerns over the possible limitations that accompany advanced age, such as relinquishing their freedom to drive and visit the library,” White said. “This greatly concerns them, and so it concerns me.” Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day TPL to offer home bound delivery service By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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Guru

first_imgGuruOn 12 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s guruSweet smell of success for tall talesGuru had a great night at the Personnel Today Awards 2002. There wasfabulous food, drink, dancing – oh yes – and some excellent examples of bestpractice HR. There was just one problem: everyone seemed to find Ricky Gervais, aka TheOffice’s David Brent, hilarious for his off-the-wall comments on managementspeak. Guru didn’t find anything unusual about his comments (“It is usefulthat cats have nine lives – it makes them ideal for experimentation”). Hehas heard a lot worse from former managers. Disciples clearly agree. We are being peppered with spicy, real-life‘Brentisms’ in our competition to win copies of the TV show’s script. Tact anddiplomacy are clearly absent from many managers’ repertoires. Regular reader Lucy informs Guru that a previous manager had to tell anemployee they were smelly. After getting the team together the manager asked:”If you do not smell put your hand up.” Everyone raised their hands,but the manager pointed at the culprit, and said: “I am afraid that youhave answered incorrectly.” HR manager Jeremy tells us that when he was visiting a regional manager, hemade a couple of astute operational observations and offered a solution to theproblem. The regional manager leaned over, knocked on his head three times andsaid: “You’ve got quite a good little mind in there, and you could addvalue – if only you would let people in more.” But Guru’s current favourite is from Liz, who overheard her boss talking toa customer on the phone. He said, in all seriousness: “Look, let’s not getinto an argument – you’ll disagree with my point of view, and I know I’mright.” Headache bill will be tough Act to swallowHow manyheadaches has the Data Protection Act caused for HR?The answer is a lot. The Lord Chancellor’s department (LCD) iscurrently reviewing the Information Commission’s implementation and askingemployers for their experiences – such as charging staff to access personalinformation, and appropriate response times. Many will be hoping the reviewwill lead to change and help make it easier for employers to implement.The LCD may also look at the Information Commission’s decision,in its code of practice, to make employers separate the reason for absence fromthe amount of time off taken.Guru was intrigued to find out more about the remit of thereview so he put in a call to the Lord Chancellor, but the person steering theproject was off work… ill. Guru trusts his records will be managed perfectly.RealGo getters must get on board for jobsGuru hasalways been a terrible at board games. Chess, bridge, Pokemon – he’s lost tohis children at all of them.So, getting a job in Thailand looks out of the question.Supermarket chain 7-Eleven is using a 4,000-year-old Chinese board game todecide whether job applicants make the grade. Go is a game of strategy in whichplayers have to win territory. Played on a square board with 361 black andwhite stones, chief executive Korsak Chairasmisak is convinced it shows who thebest team players are.The company has even set up a Go club where staff can sharpentheir skills and recruit and coach other employees. So far, about 1,000 of thecompany’s 20,000 workers have learned the game.Having road-tested a long list of online recruitment systemsrecently, Guru thinks it might be easier to learn an ancient board game to geta job. But, surely a quick round or two of fizz-buzz down the local wouldseparate the wheat from the chaff? Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Union entice Katie Price

first_imgKatie Price, a.k.a. Jordan, will be speaking at the Oxford Union on Wednesday of 1st week.  The decision to invite the former glamour model and television celebrity has been received with mixed emotions from Union members and Oxford students.Katie Price, a.k.a. Jordan, will be speaking at the Oxford Union on Wednesday of 1st week.  The decision to invite the former glamour model and television celebrity has been received with mixed emotions from Union members and Oxford students.Price will join the ranks of distinguished individuals invited to address the Union, who in the last year alone have included Sir Michael Parkinson and Sir Ian McKellen, and have previously included the Dalai Lama, Dame Judi Dench and Baroness Thatcher. The Oxford Union itself defends the invitation, describing Price on the Michaelmas term card as being “everywhere”, and adding, “You can’t help but know who she is.” The society also praises her resilience, claiming she has “consistently subverted the stereotype to which the media would have her conform”.A Union spokesperson told Cherwell that the society is particularly interested in “the journey our speaker has made from being Jordan the glamour model to becoming Katie Price the brand”.  The spokesperson pointed out that the Union “welcomes entrepreneurs and people from the world of business”, and that “in the sense that she is a brand, Katie Price is no different”. One Union member, however, expressed his disappointment with the booking, telling Cherwell, “I don’t understand —  in the past the Union has delivered A-grade celebrities with real credit and worth attached to them. Bringing Katie Price to talk to us is distinctly underwhelming”. Another member stated ironically, “I want to know how she went about writing her book”. Price has produced a series of novels and autobiographies, the first of which, Being Jordan, was nominated for Biography of the Year in 2004. The member also expressed surprise at the choice of speaker, remarking that the decision to invite the celebrity wasn’t “very Union”. Others plan to treat the celebrity’s address to the Union next week as a joke. A second year historian from Pembroke announced her intention to attend the speech “for a laugh”. The Union has in the past hosted several celebrities who have spoken on areas outside of their careers. Pamela Anderson spoke in Michaelmas 2010 about vegetarianism on behalf on PETA, the animal rights organisation.Several Union members have speculated that Ms Price would do the same, one stating that the society had “set a precedent” in inviting Ms Anderson.Katie Price’s past experience as a glamour model for The Sun under the name of “Jordan” has stimulated more debate. The OUSU Vice-President for Women, Yuan Yang, stated that “It will be intriguing to hear about Ms Price’s experience of the glamour modelling industry, given that the vast majority of women within it have no platform or trade union protection.”Emily Cousens, a member of a feminist discussion group at Wadham College, denied that Price can be called a female icon. She quoted journalist Caitlin Moran,  “Women who, in a sexist world, pander to sexism to make their fortune are Vichy France with tits. Are you a 32GG, waxed to within an inch of your life and faking orgasms? Then you’re doing business with a decadent and corrupt regime. Calling that a feminist icon is like giving an arms dealer the Nobel Peace Prize.”Nevertheless, the Union claims that Katie Price “is seen as a role model for single mothers from all walks of life”, fitting with the celebrity’s description on her website as “a strong, realistic female icon for many ordinary girls and women”.A second year law student from Pembroke defended Price, saying, “she deserves credit for what she does. She successfully branded herself: not everyone will agree with how she makes her money but ultimately there is no denying she is a household name and a successful businesswoman, and I doubt she will stop any time soon.”The student added, “Behind all of TV shows, makeup and hair extensions, she is still a human, and she does a great job raising her children, which people are quick to overlook”. Harriet Baker, another Union member, agreed, saying, “Regardless of how she works, she’s certainly a very astute businesswoman.”Price will join the ranks of distinguished individuals invited to address the Union, who in the last year alone have included Sir Michael Parkinson and Sir Ian McKellen, and have previously included the Dalai Lama, Dame Judi Dench and Baroness Thatcher. The Oxford Union itself defends the invitation, describing Price on the Michaelmas term card as being “everywhere”, and adding, “You can’t help but know who she is.” The society also praises her resilience, claiming she has “consistently subverted the stereotype to which the media would have her conform”.A Union spokesperson told Cherwell that the society is particularly interested in “the journey our speaker has made from being Jordan the glamour model to becoming Katie Price the brand”.  The spokesperson pointed out that the Union “welcomes entrepreneurs and people from the world of business”, and that “in the sense that she is a brand, Katie Price is no different”. One Union member, however, expressed his disappointment with the booking, telling Cherwell, “I don’t understand —  in the past the Union has delivered A-grade celebrities with real credit and worth attached to them. Bringing Katie Price to talk to us is distinctly underwhelming”. Another member stated ironically, “I want to know how she went about writing her book”. Price has produced a series of novels and autobiographies, the first of which, Being Jordan, was nominated for Biography of the Year in 2004. The member also expressed surprise at the choice of speaker, remarking that the decision to invite the celebrity wasn’t “very Union”. Others plan to treat the celebrity’s address to the Union next week as a joke. A second year historian from Pembroke announced her intention to attend the speech “for a laugh”. The Union has in the past hosted several celebrities who have spoken on areas outside of their careers. Pamela Anderson spoke in Michaelmas 2010 about vegetarianism on behalf on PETA, the animal rights organisation.Several Union members have speculated that Ms Price would do the same, one stating that the society had “set a precedent” in inviting Ms Anderson.Katie Price’s past experience as a glamour model for The Sun under the name of “Jordan” has stimulated more debate. The OUSU Vice-President for Women, Yuan Yang, stated that “It will be intriguing to hear about Ms Price’s experience of the glamour modelling industry, given that the vast majority of women within it have no platform or trade union protection.”Emily Cousens, a member of a feminist discussion group at Wadham College, denied that Price can be called a female icon, commenting,  “Women who, in a sexist world, pander to sexism to make their fortune are Vichy France with tits. Are you a 32GG, waxed to within an inch of your life and faking orgasms? Then you’re doing business with a decadent and corrupt regime. Calling that a feminist icon is like giving an arms dealer the Nobel Peace Prize.”Nevertheless, the Union claims that Katie Price “is seen as a role model for single mothers from all walks of life”, fitting with the celebrity’s description on her website as “a strong, realistic female icon for many ordinary girls and women”.A second year law student from Pembroke defended Price, saying, “she deserves credit for what she does. She successfully branded herself: not everyone will agree with how she makes her money but ultimately there is no denying she is a household name and a successful businesswoman, and I doubt she will stop any time soon.”The student added, “Behind all of TV shows, makeup and hair extensions, she is still a human, and she does a great job raising her children, which people are quick to overlook”.Harriet Baker, another Union member, agreed, saying, “Regardless of how she works, she’s certainly a very astute businesswoman.”last_img read more

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Beautiful Home, Close to Everything, Yet Nestled in Tranquility

first_imgThis room is currently used as an office but could be used as a bedroom. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)When entering the home, you are in the center of entertainment and living. High ceilings create a larger and more open feel. There is a dining area with an abundance of natural like peeking through the ample windows. There is also a sitting area and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. But like some other surprises in this home, there are special treats that await a buyer.  Off the sitting area and a room away from the bonus room, is a bar and space for entertaining.This space is used for entertaining and opens out onto a spacious deck. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)The best part is, it opens out onto a deck that overlooks an amazing fenced in property.“If we were staying we might put a pool out there,” Bray said of the large property.The home could fit just about any type of buyer. A family would love the features for children from the yard to the schools. A second home buyer could use it in the summer for all the water activities and entertainment that surround it. Empty-nesters might opt to call the place home because it is spacious, but not overwhelming, with enough areas for entertaining the grandkids.Realtor Jeff Bowdler of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach in Ocean City said the location of the property is key to its appeal.“From a year-round residence standpoint, the location is magnificent, to the schools, beach and the bay and all of the shopping,” Bowdler said.  An Open House will be Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.For more information about this property or for a private showing, call Sales Associate Jeffrey Bowdler from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach at 609-513-9745.The home has lovely, lush, landscaping. (Courtesy Paul Venesz)The master bedroom is in the upstairs addition, but could also be in the bonus room downstairs. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)This playroom offers endless possibilities. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)One of three bedrooms, it offers space and a great view of the yard. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)A sitting area and entertainment section are perfect for gatherings. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)The kitchen has charm with its updated country look and stainless steel appliances. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)The home boasts three full bathrooms that are ample, yet not overwhelming in size. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)Outdoor living is some of the allure to 13 Broadway, which is close to Kennedy Park, the Ninth Street bridge, shopping and dining, yet far enough away for privacy. (Courtesy Paul Venesz) This home at 13 Broadway in Somers Point features an open floor plan, hardwoods throughout, and a large yard. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach) By Maddy VitaleAway from the hustle and bustle, the businesses and great restaurants, there is a street in Somers Point tucked off Route 9 called Broadway. And a gem of a home is on that quiet, quaint street, where bay views, Kennedy Park, and a property perfect for a family to enjoy, large enough for children and pets to have fun, while adults watch and entertain guests from the large back deck.The address is 13 Broadway in Somers Point. The property, being offered at $439,000 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach in Ocean City, has been the home of Michael and Kimberly Bray since 2006. A ranch with an upstairs addition, it features a front porch, French doors and a large deck. (Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach)A lot has changed for the Brays, who own Passion Vines in Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township.“We bought the house when it was just me, Kimberly, and Cody, our dog. And then Dylan, 8, our son, was born. Then we got our dog Rusty. Then our daughter Jocelyn, 5, was born after that,” Michael Bray said chatting as he gave a tour of the home. “Our family has grown a lot since we have been in our home.”The natural light beamed through expansive windows to the residence, where curbside appeal draws you in, with mature trees and lush landscaping, and the interior keeps you there.“Living here with a business in town, my whole world has been here. There is so much access to leisure, restaurants, bars, and it is minutes from the (Garden State) Parkway,” Bray said. “Access is the feeling I get here. It is the best street in Somers Point. You feel like you have neighbors, but you don’t feel like they are too close by. I can see the water and Kennedy Park is one of Atlantic County’s greatest parks.”The spacious backyard offers great space for family gatherings. (Courtesy Paul Venesz)For the Brays, the spacious rancher has been ideal. A unique feature is an upstairs addition that they use for their master bedroom, complete with an ensuite bathroom. The home, built in 1987, boasts nearly 2,400 square feet, with three bedrooms, a bonus room that could be turned into a bedroom, and three full baths. A cozy front porch greets visitors, there is ample street parking and a one car, attached garage. The Brays opted for clean lines when renovating and updating the home years ago. They put down hardwoods throughout with a cherry finish and crown molding. French doors in a room, used currently by Kimberly Bray as an office, has a full bath and looks out onto the front yard and other well-kept homes and a view of the bay.Depending on if someone would like to use the first floor bonus room as the main bedroom, the upstairs could be dedicated to a guest room, Bray said.last_img read more

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Fancy footwork

first_imgIn the Crimson’s opening game against Stanford, men’s soccer coach Carl Junot noticed a sign of the times: packed bleachers.Junot, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch ’52 Head Coach, is excited about the Crimson’s season on the heels of the hotly watched FIFA World Cup.“Our game against Stanford was the biggest-attended game in six or seven years here at Harvard,” said Junot. “Any time there’s a World Cup year people are much more excited about soccer. Across the country, there’s been a lot more people attending soccer games.”Adding to Harvard soccer’s sudden momentum is last month’s unveiling of the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in Allston.“It’s a new environment for fans to come watch the game. And you can play under the lights, which we’ve never had here before,” Junot said. “When you get a great audience and people are really into the game, there’s nothing that lifts the team to play better.”But Junot, a native of San Antonio who started playing soccer when he was 6, nearly left Harvard for good this year.From 2008 to 2010, he served as an assistant under head coach Jamie Clark. Recruited to coach at Tufts University, Junot announced his leave in April and then, suddenly, his return to Harvard in July. Clark had accepted a coaching position at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.“Thirteen weeks after I left, I got a phone call from Harvard’s administration asking if I was interested in coming back,” said Junot.He accepted the position, noting that the most difficult aspect of returning to Harvard was breaking the news to the Tufts team. “We had already started building expectations,” Junot said. “But Harvard’s resources allow you to create one of the best student-athlete experiences in the country.”In mid-September the Crimson traveled to the University of New Mexico — a familiar setting for Junot, an assistant at UNM for six years — to play in the Lobo Classic. It was the first time in seven years that the Crimson played a school not on the East Coast.“Coach Clark had organized the New Mexico trip,” said Junot. The Crimson played against UNM and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) — two teams that have been in the national championship games in the past six years, said Junot.“Our goal was to go in there and compete and get results, and learn by playing against the best teams and to grow as a team by competition,” he said.“The trip is also pretty unique because Albuquerque is completely different from Cambridge. As always, I hoped that the players experienced something new as a culture and were exposed to something they might not otherwise be able to do.”The Crimson fell to UCSB, and against UNM both teams failed to score in double overtime. Forward Zack Wolfenzon ’13 and forward/midfielder Alex Chi ’11 blogged from the road about their trip, which included some unexpected excitement — because of overtime, the team missed their flight home.On Sept. 24, the Crimson tied Stony Brook University 1-1 in double overtime. The squad suffered losses to Boston University on Sept. 26 and Providence College on Sept. 29, and won 1-0 against Yale University on Oct. 2.“I think potentially our greatest challenge is to create more offensive production,” Junot said. “But we have returned some very good attacking players — Brian Rogers ’13, Jamie Rees ’12, Scott Prozeller ’13, Zack Wolfenzon ’13, and we’ve added some very talented freshmen like Connor McCarthy ’14 and Kyle Henderson ’14. So once some of our younger players blossom and grow with confidence, they’ll start filling the role of being our special goal-scoring players.”The first objective for any Harvard team is to compete for the Ivy League Championship, Junot added.“This year, we’ve got a greater work ethic, we’re very organized. . . . We have a complete understanding of how we want to play.”last_img read more

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SCOP educates students about dangers of porn

first_imgIn order to spread awareness about the dangers of pornography, Students for Child Oriented Policy (SCOP) is hosting White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week. The initiative aims to inform students and faculty about the detrimental effects of pornography through a series of educational events.“We’re trying to look at the issue from several different vantage points for comprehensive coverage,” senior Shaun Evans, president of SCOP, said.Senior Tierney Vrdolyak, SCOP vice president, said the organization believes pornography is dehumanizing to both its consumers and the actors who produce it.Evans said the escalating nature of pornography causes people to “seek more extreme, often violent, abusive types of pornography,” over time. This may lead its consumers to have an increased inclination towards sexual assault, Evans said.Despite issues like these, pornography remains a little-talked about topic, Vrdolyak said.Vrdolyak identified this as a major reason why organizations like SCOP work to promote public discussion about pornography and how it influences society’s understanding of sexuality.She said SCOP hopes that in addition to educating about the harms of pornography, WRAP Week will provide a chance for those deeply affected by it to access help.“We want people to know there is a community who cares,” Vrdolyak said.WRAP Week kicked off on Sunday night with a prayer service in the Grotto. The service began with several readings, followed by a sermon by Fr. Terrence Ehrman and a chance for students to offer prayer intentions for further reflection.SCOP also handed out white ribbons and other WRAP Week resources outside Eck Hall on Monday morning to spread awareness about the program and its events.The initiative continues on Tuesday with “On Both Sides of the Screen”, a panel discussion featuring Crissy Moran, a former pornography actress, and Tray and Melody Lovvorn, a married couple who overcame previous struggles with pornography and seek to help others do the same.SCOP hopes sharing these stories will help students to “reflect on what pornography means for people in relationships,” Evans said.The panel will take place in DeBartolo Hall, Room 102 beginning at 5 p.m, and is open to the public.SCOP will also host a dinner presentation at Legends on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with Ehrman. Ehrman will be discussing his latest book, “Man of God: Lessons to Young Men about Life, Sex, Friendship, Vocation and Loving with the Heart of Christ.”“The book seeks to instill virtue in young men and women affected by pornography,” Vrdolyak said.Thursday, Jess Keating and Brett Robinson, both representatives from the McGrath Institute for Church Life, will host a lecture on hypersexualization in the media. Evans said the lecture will address how the normalization of sexual content in media affects the public perception of sexuality.WRAP week concludes on Friday with a petition signing calling for Notre Dame to apply WiFi filters restricting access to pornography websites on campus.Evans said because Notre Dame’s internet is the means through which pornography is accessed on campus, the University is indirectly responsible for the negative effects it has upon the students who view it.Vrdolyak added that, as a virtue-conscience univeristy, restricting access to pornographic websites would allow Notre Dame to take a public stance against pornography’s deteriorating effect on individuals’ character.The petition signing takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside both dining halls. The petition may also be reached at bit.ly/NDpornfilter.Tags: #SCOP, porn filter, pornographylast_img read more

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