Episcopal farmworker ministries respond to needs during COVID-19 pandemic

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books COVID-19, Advocacy Peace & Justice, Farmworkers in North Carolina wear long pants, sleeves and gloves to work in the fields partly to protect themselves from pesticide exposure. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSLeer este artículo en español aquí. [Episcopal News Service] Ana wakes up at 4:45 a.m. six days a week to work on a large farm in Oxnard, California. When she arrives, she washes her hands thoroughly before putting on a pair of gloves and a face mask. She then spends a few minutes exercising to prepare her body for another long day of physical labor. By 6:30, she’s limber and ready to spend the next 10 hours stooped over and picking strawberries in the field.Ana, her last name is withheld at her request, says her supervisors have always been strict about sanitation and safety for farmworkers, but additional restrictions have been put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Before the pandemic, wearing face coverings to minimize pesticide exposure while working was optional. Now it’s mandatory, and every farmworker is given a new disposable face mask at the start of each workday.“Now because of coronavirus, we’re not allowed to touch our cell phones while picking crops so that we don’t touch the fruit with our bare hands,” Ana told Episcopal News Service through her interpreter, the Rev. Anthony Guillén, who also serves as missioner of Latino/Hispanic Ministries and director of Ethnic Ministries for The Episcopal Church. Ana joined St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ojai, California, earlier this year, where Guillén assists with the Latino ministry.“I feel that the supervisor and managers where I work have been very attentive to the situation from the beginning,” Ana said. “They also give us regular updates about COVID-19. Thank God I don’t know anyone who has contracted the virus yet.”Since January, more than 1.8 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 106,700 have died. To slow the spread of COVID-19, states began issuing stay-at-home orders in March, which led to a shutdown of the U.S. economy and over 40 million unemployment claims.Meanwhile, farmworkers – mostly migrant and seasonal workers, both documented and undocumented – who largely labor behind the scenes, have joined the ranks of health care workers and first responders as essential to keeping the country functional. In response, regional Episcopal ministries serving and advocating on their behalf have stepped up their efforts.“I don’t think people really appreciate all the hard work farmworkers do,” Guillén said. “We hear a lot of stuff on the news about nurses and doctors and first responders and police and truck drivers. They’re all on the front line, but so are farmworkers. I don’t think people really stop to think about them.”Even though farmworkers are essential, they have historically been treated as expendable. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been an exception.“[Farmworkers are] doing work that puts their life in danger, and they’re doing it for their families and their dreams,” said the Rev. Daniel Dario Robayo Hidalgo, missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Diocese of North Carolina. “Food is still being available during this crisis. Why? Because these people are still getting our food for us. We should treat them properly.”Robayo is a board member of Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, a nonprofit that’s working to provide farmworkers in North Carolina with food, medicine and personal protective equipment. Despite its efforts, the ministry has been struggling to help so many people in need during the COVID-19 crisis.“It’s been a big heartache for us that we can’t provide hand sanitizer or masks,” Robayo said. “It hurts. It can get pretty hot here in North Carolina, and we haven’t even talked about hurricane season yet with this pandemic. Lord have mercy.”Robayo told ENS that too many employers in North Carolina don’t offer medical care or personal protective equipment to farmworkers. Not only that, farmworkers in the state recently said in a press conference over Zoom that they still have to work shoulder to shoulder at a fast pace without any gloves or face masks. Additionally, most farmworkers share small living spaces and travel together to go to work and run errands.These conditions make it easy for the virus to spread among workers going in and out of fields and meat processing plants, and some farmworkers in North Carolina have already been infected.Episcopal Farmworker Ministry recently raised $60,000 to continue helping farmworkers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be used to provide a contactless food pickup service and financial aid. The ministry is also offering remote mental health support and immigration aid, since most farmworkers are either undocumented or in the country as part of the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural workers.Even though farmworkers are considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration hasn’t enforced safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, further amplifying the need for farmworker advocacy nationwide.In upstate New York, advocates with Rural & Migrant Ministry, an Episcopal-affiliated nonprofit that has been assisting rural and migrant communities since 1981, are focusing on worker rights and safety.“The stimulus checks were supposed to go to people working in every industry, but a lot of farmworkers were ineligible because they’re undocumented,” said Deirdre Cornell, coordinator of the Hudson River/Catskill region of Rural & Migrant Ministry. “I think maybe this situation will bring awareness and a new recognition of immigrant and working-class people as essential workers. Their rights are ignored, and it should really be emphasized that there’s no safety net for them.”In addition to calling on New York state lawmakers to ensure farmworkers’ health and safety, Rural & Migrant Ministry has been collecting reusable masks to distribute to farmworkers and their families. So far, the ministry has collected more than 6,000 masks.Rural & Migrant Ministry, along with other nonprofits that directly serve farmworkers in New York, will sponsor several caravans across the state on May 31 to provide support and solidarity to food chain workers. Christians are encouraged to attend as an opportunity to celebrate Pentecost.Despite the pandemic, advocates for both Episcopal Farmworker Ministry and Rural & Migrant Ministry continue to focus on preexisting concerns for farmworkers, including food insecurity, access to health care and child care, and immigration reform.“Farmworkers come with this dream of being able to improve their lives,” Robayo said. “They have all this energy and enthusiasm that they’re helping their families, but it’s hard to make a proper living in it. Farm working is a poverty-trapping cycle.”Individual farmworkers typically earn between $15,000 and $17,499 a year for their labor, which includes spending all day, often in extreme heat, picking produce to ship to grocery stores across the country. Many farmworkers can’t afford to buy food for themselves and their families because their wages place them well below the federal poverty line.Extreme heat is a problem for farmworkers in San Joaquin Valley, California, which has suffered from intense drought in recent years. Many farmworkers in the region are labor trafficking victims. The Diocese of San Joaquin supported immigrants and anti-trafficking efforts before COVID-19, but now it’s taking further steps to include farmworkers in its advocacy work.“We can’t assume what farmworkers need, so now we’re going to the farms and asking, ‘How can we help you?’ Some workers we spoke with said that they’re having trouble getting access to health care and COVID-19 testing. No surprise there,” said San Joaquin Bishop David Rice, who has been visiting farmworkers in the region during the pandemic with the Rev. Nelson Serrano Poveda, a deacon and the diocese’s Latino/Hispanic missioner.“We haven’t communicated with farmworkers in the extent that we should,” Rice said. “We have a long way to go.”Some nonprofits help feed farmworkers and their families to minimize their daily expenses. In California, The Abundant Table co-op provides fresh organic fruits and vegetables to food-insecure farmworkers living in the area. Founded by an Episcopal and Lutheran ministry in 2006, the nonprofit also donates excess food to local food banks and faith-based organizations.Food insecurity is just one of several injustices that farmworkers in the United States have been struggling with for decades. In 1962, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta founded the United Farm Workers of America to peacefully fight for basic human rights for farmworkers, including fair wages and access to clean water, education, food, health care and housing. But those hard-won victories are still few and far between for most farmworkers, many of whom remain undocumented.Ana said that, in light of COVID-19, she wants to support her family to an even greater extent than she already has been since starting her career as a farmworker nearly 13 years ago as a minor.“I would like to help my family more, but I can’t because I’m not a citizen,” she said. “I wish my company or the U.S. government would offer me some sort of legal work status.”– Shireen Korkzan is a Midwest-based freelance reporter who primarily writes about religion, race, ethnicity and social justice issues. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @smkrm5. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Hispanic and Latino Ministries Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal farmworker ministries respond to needs during COVID-19 pandemic Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Why do healthy people have heart attacks?

first_img Do some people did from a broken heart? I believe so. I have now heard the news that Debbie Reynolds has passed away, one day since her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died from a second heart attack, while in the hospital recovering from the first heart attack she had while in flight from London traveling to the USA. Her mother could only keep saying she wanted to be with Carrie………this is beyond sad, and it breaks my heart. RIP. This also happened to Anna Nicole Smith when her beloved son, Daniel, died unexpectedly while Anna was in the hospital giving birth to her second child, Dannielynn. Anna stated she wanted to be with Daniel and didn’t want him to be “alone”……….and she too passed away with a broken heart, no matter what the doctors listed as the cause of death, on her death certificate. December 26, 2016 at 7:53 am Mama Mia December 29, 2016 at 7:52 am Look at Alan Thicke who just had a massive heart attack……….he was not that young, but extremely healthy, collapsed and had a massive heart attack while playing hockey with his teenaged son, and it was fatal. My heart goes out to his poor son who witnessed his father’s death. Also late last night I learned of George Michael’s death from a heart attack. He put out some really great music that I loved with the group, Wham, and passed away yesterday on Christmas Day in England. So sad, his music was one of my favorites from ” back in the glory days”…………he was 53. RIP to both men. Then there is Carrie Fisher, who had a heart attack on a flight from London to the US, just a day or so ago. I hope she survives, and will be okay, but I just don’t know how, when it was reported, she had no pulse for a least 10 minutes! Miracles do happen, and I pray for her that she will be okay! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Knowing is Half the BattleFrom Florida Hospital – Apopka Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaHeart Attack Previous article5 things you should buy during after-Christmas salesNext articleApopka’s biggest stories of 2016: Neff arrested for 1st degree murder Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Please enter your comment! It was the Monday before Thanksgiving in 2013. Jeff Sweeney, then 55, of Winter Park, was running on his home treadmill. As someone who exercised regularly, he’d just received a clean bill of health a month earlier during an annual physical — including perfect cholesterol readings.So the words “heart attack” never crossed Jeff’s mind.Yet he was having chest discomfort and tightness, both classic symptoms. In disbelief, Jeff’s wife, Alicia, called 9-1-1. EMS personnel quickly arrived, and as they were driving Jeff to the hospital, he had a second heart attack in the ambulance.TREATING A BLOCKAGEWhen Jeff arrived at Florida Hospital Orlando, Chin Kim, MD, interventional cardiologist, performed an emergency heart catheterization with stent placement in Jeff’s right coronary artery.“The procedure allows us to look at his coronary arteries (arteries that provide blood flow to the heart) to locate the blockage that’s causing the heart attack,” explains Dr. Kim. “Once the blockage is identified, in this case in his right coronary artery, we can open the artery with a balloon and place a stent to restore blood flow to the heart and abort the heart attack.”The cause of any heart attack is almost always from ruptured plaque. In Jeff’s case, he had mild plaque buildup in his artery.“The plaque became unstable, and then a piece broke off,” says Dr. Kim. “This leads to a reaction that causes a clot to develop that eventually completely occludes the artery, causing the heart attack.”But Jeff was in exceptional health. What would have caused this?WHY ‘HEALTHY’ PEOPLE HAVE HEART ATTACKSJeff and Alicia Sweeney“All too often we see heart attacks occur in very healthy people who have no risk factors,” says Dr. Kim. “One of the main reasons is the difficulty in predicting who is at risk for having a heart attack. In general, risk factors for heart attacks include smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes and family history. Age is also a risk factor. As we get older, our risk of heart attacks increases, generally starting at the age of 50 in men, and 60 in women.”Luckily, in this situation, Jeff reacted immediately to his symptoms. “The main reason he did so well was because of how quickly we were able to get the artery open from the time that it occluded,” Dr. Kim says. “The quicker we can get the artery open, the less heart muscle is damaged, the less severe the heart attack is.”Despite all the advances that have been made in evaluating and treating heart attacks, it still remains the No. 1 killer of American men and women.So what’s the best way to prevent a heart attack? Have a health professional assess your risk factors for heart disease and discuss ways of modifying those risk factors. And the best way to survive one? Never be too cautious or careful, Dr. Kim says. If you suspect that something might be going on with your heart, seek medical attention immediately.FEELING GRATEFULJeff says he’s fortunate to be only 10 minutes away from Florida Hospital Orlando and even more so that he was in the right place when his heart attack occurred. He’s thankful it didn’t happen on I-95 the night before, when he and his 16-year-old son, Hamilton, were driving back from a soccer tournament in South Carolina.“Dr. Kim was able to treat me with the utmost care, and 30 days later I was back on the treadmill at home,” Jeff says. “Florida Hospital caregivers are unique. I am forever grateful.”Now, as a member of the Florida Hospital Foundation Cardiovascular Institute board of directors, Jeff shares his passion for health and ensures others in our community have access to the same great care he received. Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 2 COMMENTSlast_img read more

AAA: 6.1 million Floridian travelers will break holiday records

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Planes: Americans – 6.97 million (300,000 more than last year)Floridians – 332,500 (15,500 more than last year)With 4.9% growth, air travel will see the biggest increase in travel volume during the year-end holidays – the most since 2003. “Holiday cheer is at an all-time high this year, with unemployment at historically low levels, and noted improvements in both disposable income and household net worth,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Travelers should be getting used to crowded highways and airports, as this marks the eighth straight year of new record-high travel volumes for the year-end holidays.”Busiest Travel Days On the road – for the 104.8 million Americans traveling by automobile, INRIX, in collaboration with AAA, predicts only marginal delays throughout the holiday week. Nationally, drivers could experience double the travel times on Thursday and Friday afternoon.At the airport – AAA’s flight booking data revealed that most travelers depart two to four days prior to the Christmas holiday, Dec. 21-23, with the 22nd being the single busiest air travel day of the holiday week. Christmas Eve is the best day to travel, with the lowest average price per ticket ($527) and the fewest crowds of the holiday week.Gas Prices Should Drop Before the HolidaysGas prices have been somewhat erratic this month. Since jumping 11 cents last week, the state average has steadily declined a penny per day the past five consecutive days.Florida gas prices are currently averaging around $2.50 per gallon. The state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 10 cents more than last month, and 21 cents more than this time last year. The year-over-year increase is largely due to higher crude oil prices – which are $7 per barrel more than this time last year.During last year’s holiday period, Florida gas prices averaged $2.20 per gallon. In that time, the state average declined from $2.25 on December 21, to $2.16 on January 1.“The state average may not return to last year’s levels in time for the holidays, but lower gas prices are coming,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline supplies have risen sharply during the past week, while demand has slumped. This should help send the state average below $2.40 per gallon before Christmas.”Click here to view daily state and local gas pricesAs an added bonus for holiday road trippers, AAA members who register in the Fuel Rewards at Shell program through Dec. 31, 2019, can receive an additional 25 cents per gallon discount on their first fill-up after registering as a new Fuel Rewards member, on top of the everyday 5-cent discount (30 cents total).Prepare Your Car; AAA will Rescue more than 853,000 at the RoadsideMore than 853,000 motorists will call AAA for assistance at the roadside this holiday season. Dead batteries, flat tires, and lockouts will be the leading reasons AAA members will experience car trouble. AAA recommends motorists take their vehicles to a trusted repair facility to perform any needed maintenance before heading out on a road trip. And remember to slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles at the roadside. It’s the law in all 50 states.Click here for AAA tips on preparing your vehicle for the roadMinimize Stress; Prevent Road RageThe holidays can be a stressful time; AAA encourages drivers to maintain a cool head, and focus on reaching their destination safely. AAA offers these tips to help prevent road rage:Do Not Offend: Never cause another driver to change their speed or direction. That means not forcing another driver to use their brakes, or turn the steering wheel in response to something you have done.Be Tolerant and Forgiving: The other driver may just be having a really bad day. Assume that it is not personal.Do Not Respond: Avoid eye contact, don’t make gestures, maintain space around your vehicle and contact 9-1-1 if needed.Hotel Prices Fluctuate Slightly; Car Rental Rates Reach 10-year highTravelers will need to budget more for car rentals this holiday season. According to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, the daily average rental rate this Christmas and New Year’s will reach $84, 11% more than last year and the highest price in 10 years. AAA Three Diamond hotel prices have increased 1% to $153, while AAA Two Diamond hotels will average $119, 2% less than last year.Theme Parks, Warm-weather Destinations & NYC top Holiday GetawaysTheme parks in Orlando and southern California, other warm-weather locales, and the iconic holiday destination New York City top the list of 10 most popular destinations in the U.S. for the year-end holidays, based on advance AAA Travel bookings:center_img TAGSAAAChristmas 2019floridatravel Previous articleFlu activity increasing statewideNext articleAsking people with memory loss about past holidays can help them recall happy times Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Christmas 2019From AAAMore than 6.1 million Floridians will help set a new travel record for the last holidays of the year.AAA forecasts 115.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more between Saturday, December 21 and Wednesday, January 1. This would be the largest travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000.U.S. and Florida Travel EstimatesTotal Travelers: Americans – 115.6 million (4.3 million more than last year)Floridians – 6.1 million (300,000 more than last year)These figures are record highs for both the U.S. and Florida Trains, Buses, and Cruise Ships: Americans – 3.81 million (111,000 more than last year)Floridians – 230,600 (9,300 more than last year) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Orlando, FLAnaheim, CAHonolulu, HIKahului, Maui, HILas Vegas, NVFt. Lauderdale, FLNew York, NYMiami, FLTampa, FLPhoenix, AZMany travelers are also seeking warm weather and sandy beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean this holiday season. Cancun, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, are AAA’s top five international destinations for the year-end holidays.AAA’s travel experts remind travelers that it’s not too late to begin planning a holiday getaway. Visit AAA.com/Travel for travel planning resources to book your trip today.Methodology:AAA’s projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Markit, a London-based business information provider. For the purposes of this forecast, the year-end holiday travel period is defined as the 12-day period from Saturday, Dec. 21 to Wednesday, Jan. 1.In cooperation with AAA, IHS Markit developed a unique methodology to forecast actual domestic travel volumes, using macroeconomic drivers such as employment; output; household net worth; asset prices including stock indices; interest rates; housing market indicators and variables related to travel and tourism, including prices of gasoline, airline travel, and hotel stays. Automobiles:Americans – 104.8 million (3.9 million more than last year)Floridians – 5.5 million (200,000 more than last year)More people will drive this holiday season than ever beforelast_img read more

House da Mata / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura

first_img 2020 Save this picture!© Alcindo Dedavid+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Lead Architect: Project Team:Rodrigo Gamboa, Christina Matiello, Carolina Aleixo, Stella Polli, Alcindo Dedavid, Diennefer OstrowskiEngineering:Vanguarda EngenhariaConstruction:Empreiteira Sandro SousaCollaborators:Christina Matiello, Carolina Aleixo, Stella Polli, Alcindo Dedavid, Diennefer OstrowskiCity:ViamãoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alcindo DedavidRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. The design of this single-family residence is linear in the longitudinal direction of the lot. The intention is to integrate the house with the surrounding nature. Projecting it with sensitivity as another element in the natural landscape.Save this picture!© Alcindo DedavidSave this picture!Floor Plan – Ground FloorSave this picture!© Alcindo DedavidCumaru wood stands out as the main material, used in the latticework that surrounds the entire facade facing the forest, gently touching the native young fig tree, a symbol of the region where the house is located. The complementing materials are artificial stone – concrete, as well as glass in the windows that frame the nature, and metal, in the mini-wave coating on the south facade of the residence.Save this picture!© Alcindo DedavidSave this picture!North FacadeSave this picture!© Alcindo DedavidThe social spaces of the program are developed on the ground floor. The private spaces are located on the second floor. Both face north, where the privileged view of the landscape opens. The service spaces are developed on the south side of the residence.Save this picture!© Alcindo DedavidCasa da Mata seeks to integrate into the surrounding with the least possible impact, joining the natural landscape. It is built under a plan composed of vertical pieces of natural wood that create a minimal and sensitive contact between what is built and the local nature, always giving prominence to the local Atlantic Forest.Save this picture!© Alcindo DedavidProject gallerySee allShow lessSticks & Stones Installation / Anna & Eugeni BachSelected ProjectsFolly Kometenplein Pavilion / bureau SLASelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Viamão, Brazil Manufacturers: Hunter Douglas, Kasper, Plena Madeira House da Mata / DA | Departamento de ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveHouse da Mata / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949638/house-da-mata-da-departamento-de-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDA | Departamento de ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureConcrete HousesTimber HousesGlass HousesBrazilPublished on October 19, 2020Cite: “House da Mata / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura” [Casa da Mata / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura] 19 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 stream House da Mata / DA | Departamento de Arquitetura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Brazil Architects: DA | Departamento de Arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project Rodrigo Gamboa Houses ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949638/house-da-mata-da-departamento-de-arquitetura Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

DrugScope launches online gallery and auction

first_imgDrugScope launches online gallery and auction Howard Lake | 12 November 2004 | News Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img All images are available in the auction which is being run in-house by DrugScope, rather than on an online auction service such as eBay.The process is therefore very straightforward with a simple Web-based form which accepts bids. The charity has set minimum opening bids from £200 to £350, depending on the item.The auction of the 26 photographs closes on 15 November. Drugs information and policy charity DrugScope has launched an online gallery of photographs which it is auctioning online. The Thin White Lies gallery features photographs from three decades that represent “every common assumption, stereotype and misconception about drug taking and the associated risks.”They range from the shocking June 2000 image of cocaine-ravaged actress Daniella Westbrook minus her septum, to an Afghan poppy field, and Zammo, the character from BBC TV’s Grange Hill series. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Hong Kong: RSF decries China’s attempt to intimidate the Foreign Correspondents’ Club

first_img August 14, 2018 – Updated on August 15, 2018 Hong Kong: RSF decries China’s attempt to intimidate the Foreign Correspondents’ Club ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independenceEvents Freedom of expressionInternet RSF_en News News Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders (RSF) decries China’s attempt to intimidate the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong (FCCHK) from hosting Andy Chan, 27, founder of the first pro-independence party, of a very minor presence in Hong Kong.RSF urges Beijing to respect freedom of the press, which is written in the Basic law signed by China before handover. “It is a matter of professional responsibility for journalists to hear the views of different sides in any debate, and it is natural that the FCCHK would invite speakers representative of all non-violent political tendencies”, said Cédric Alviani, the director of RSF’s East Asia bureau. « The Chinese authorities are clearly trying to extend their policy of intimidating foreign journalists to the territory of Hong Kong. »Last week, the local bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a representative urging the club to cancel the event, which refused to comply. Carrie Lam, the current Chief Executive of Hong Kong, said the talk is “regrettable and inappropriate.” Her predecessor, Leung Chun-ying, stated that talking of the Hong Kong independence is “an absolute red line” comparable to the promotion of “racism, anti-semitism or Nazism.”The luncheon finally took place today, August 14th, with a full house and a live video broadcast, despite a few dozen of pro-Beijing protestors and a heavy police presence outside the clubhouse. However, the club’s website is currently inaccessible, apparently victim of a cyber-attack. The FCCHK, founded in 1947, is an institution that counts 2000 members and hosts a wide array of speakers and panellists.In a recent report, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) denounced a new fall in press freedom in the former British colony. Originally placed 18th at the creation of the RSF World Press Freedom Index in 2002, Hong Kong is now ranked 70th out of 180. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) decries China’s attempt to intimidate the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong (FCCHK) from inviting a pro-independence advocate to speak at a luncheon. News PHOTO: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independenceEvents Freedom of expressionInternet Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Weston residents furious with ‘neglect’

first_imgEmail Four properties burned in one monthRESIDENTS of Clarina Avenue in Ballinacurra Weston, are furious that derelict properties are not being demolished and are being consistently burned.A derelict property at 2 Clarina Avenue was gutted by fire early on last Tuesday morning, causing extensive damage to neighbouring properties.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Residents said that it was the fourth time that a derelict property has been burned in as many weeks.“It’s a disaster and nobody cares.- they just come in, put out the fire, board up the house and wait for the next one,” said Matt Collins, chairperson of Ballinacurra Weston Residents Alliance.“That house has been derelict for two years and nothing has been done about it even though we’ve been calling on Regeneration and Limerick City Council to demolish the property”.Mr Collins is the owner of the adjacent house at 3 Clarina Avenue, which was extensively damaged by the fire.“The roof of my house is no longer secure. All of the timber has been burned and the tiles are holding themselves up”.Showing this reporter the extent of the damage, he claimed that the fire officer told him his property should be condemned.Pushing up the attic door to reveal the damage, it was clear from the charred roof beams that the fire had destroyed the roof.The house that was burned has been the focus of anti-social behaviour for the two years since it was originally boarded up.“They got in through a window at the back of the property which had been open for three weeks. it was reported to the council but nothing was done”.Mr Collins said that he had not been contacted by Limerick City Council following the fire.“It started at 5am and was quenched by the Fire Brigade shortly after. Someone arrived from Regeneration to take photos at 9.30am, and workers arrived to board up the house later in the morning”.He is now worried that the house will be abandoned again. Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Print NewsLocal NewsWeston residents furious with ‘neglect’By admin – March 16, 2011 750 Previous articleJanesboro pupils get government savvyNext articleFour women sentenced for violent disorder adminlast_img read more


first_img Pinterest Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: March 5 Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Facebook Twitter By admin – March 5, 2018 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Crude Oil: 62.57 (+1.32)Nymex MTD AVG: 61.4620.Natural Gas: 2.704 (+.009).Gasoline: 1.9349 (+0.0335).Spreads: April/May (+.18) May/June (+.34).Plains WTI Posting: 59.00 (+1.25). Twitter Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSouthern Style Potato SaladCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: March 5 Previous articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: And a little child will lead themNext articleTwo arrested after assault incident admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018.last_img read more

Foreclosure Activity Decreases in April

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Foreclosure Foreclosure Auction RealtyTrac REO 2014-05-15 Colin Robins Previous: New York Fed Finds Increasing Debt Levels in Q1 Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 5/15/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News, REOcenter_img About Author: Colin Robins Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Activity Decreases in April The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe RealtyTrac’s latest U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for April 2014, revealed foreclosure filings were down 1 percent from March, totaling approximately 115,000. April’s figure reflects a year-over-year decrease of 20 percent.The report found one in every 1,137 U.S. housing units with a foreclosure filing during the month.Although April saw a decrease in overall foreclosure activity for the month, bank repossessions increased 4 percent from March. REO properties, which totaled roughly 30,000 in April, are still down 14 percent from a year ago.”The rise in bank repossessions in many states is a sign that those markets are working through the final remnants of foreclosures left over from the recent housing crisis,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac. “Many of these bank-owned homes are bottom-of-the-barrel properties in terms of location or condition, but they will provide some much-wanted inventory of homes for sale in some markets in the coming months. Investors and other buyers willing to do more extensive rehab will likely be best-suited for these incoming REOs.”Foreclosure auctions scheduled in April also fell, down 3 percent from the previous month and down 21 percent from a year ago. Foreclosure auctions have decreased annually for 41 consecutive months.New foreclosure starts declined nationally, but are up from a year ago in 16 states. Nationally, a total of 54,513 U.S. properties started the foreclosure process, down 2 percent from the previous month and down 22 percent from April 2013.States with the top foreclosure rates include Florida, Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, and New Jersey. Florida accounts for 11 of the top 20 metros in foreclosure rates.Bank repossessions increased from the previous month in 26 states and were up from a year ago in 16 states, including New York (142 percent), Oregon (91 percent), New Jersey (58 percent), Illinois (55 percent), Indiana (52 percent). Tagged with: Foreclosure Foreclosure Auction RealtyTrac REO Foreclosure Activity Decreases in April Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago May 15, 2014 648 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

Nursing home transferring residents following COVID-19 outbreak at facility

first_imgDaisy-Daisy/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — All residents at a Connecticut nursing home are being moved following a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, which has resulted in 28 hospitalizations and four deaths since late July, according to the Connecticut Department of Health.An emergency order issued by Deidre Gifford, acting director of the state’s department of health, called for the immediate discharge and transfer of all residents of the Three Rivers Nursing Home in Norwich, Connecticut.“Today marks a very sad but necessary step we must take to keep the residents of this nursing home safe and healthy,” Gifford in a statement Wednesday. “This represented a risk to the health and safety of residents and staff and so we were compelled to act, based on the recommendation of the Temporary Manager we appointed. Many nursing homes in Connecticut are getting it right when it comes to managing the COVID-19 pandemic with this very vulnerable population. Three Rivers, unfortunately, was not one of them.”The residents will be transferred to nearby nursing homes of their choice.The state cited Three Rivers with multiple “deficiencies” on Aug. 24, including failing to maintain adequate staffing levels and failing to meet infection control standards.Following the outbreak, a temporary manager was put in place, but that individual told health officials shortly after taking over that the facility could not meet safety standards by Sept. 30, which prompted the state to move all residents from the facility.The temporary manager said the facility faced several issues, including the facility’s delivery of care, inadequate infection control, deterioration of systems of accountability, lack of staff education and absence of management and policy controls.“These issues significantly threatened the health and safety of both the residents and the staff,” the Connecticut Health Department said in a statement.Three Rivers said it approves of the state’s decision.“This is a challenging time for Three Rivers Health Care, our residents, and our staff. Since the initial COVID outbreak, we have been cooperating with the State Department of Public Health to bring our facility into full compliance with state and federal regulations, including the engagement of a Temporary Manager to oversee the facility,” Three Rivers said in a statement, according to ABC News Connecticut affiliate WTNH-TV.“Citing the Temporary Manager’s assessment, the Commissioner of Public Health has ordered that all residents be transferred to other facilities that can safely meet their needs. Under these circumstances, we support this order,” the statement continued. “Our priority now is acting safely and swiftly to relocate our residents to other homes, working closely with their families and loved ones.”The New England Health Care Employees Union blasted the department of health, saying the state should have acted sooner to help residents and staff and Three Rivers.“If the State had done a better job enforcing and ensuring compliance with infection controls and other safety protocols, including but not limited to bringing in an outside manager to take over operations based on the apparent collapse of the previous management, DPH may have avoided the drastic measures that the State has announced today. DPH must do better, much better, to ensure that infection control protocols are enforced at every nursing home in Connecticut,” the union said in a statement Wednesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more