Los Cerezos House / G2 Estudio

first_imgArchDaily Projects Los Cerezos House / G2 Estudio 2007 Los Cerezos House / G2 EstudioSave this projectSaveLos Cerezos House / G2 Estudio Photographs Argentina Save this picture!© Laila Sartoni+ 27 Share Architects: G2 Estudio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Year:  Area:  680 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeG2 EstudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesArgentinaPublished on December 31, 2010Cite: “Los Cerezos House / G2 Estudio” 31 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Laila SartoniText description provided by the architects. Context San Carlos de Bariloche is a touristic city located in the national park Nahuel Huapi, Argentinean Patagonia. Founded around 1895 by German immigrants, which started being an Exchange commercial village with Chile and a holiday’s place for the boldest Argentinean citizens of that era. The architecture, recognize on her first expressions by wooden houses with pronounced ceilings and tiles of Alerce (regional tree), show a peculiar image of the village. The architect Alejandro Bustillo to the years 1935-1945 finished outlining the architectural image of the city, building a lot of public facilities, churches, hotels, with tough inspiration in the picturesque European chalets of the beginning of XIX century. Trying, contradictorily, “to define a regional style”, this situation occurred in all the country, even also to this day. Leaving an intense identification in the collective consciousness with colonial stages and Europeanized trends in relation to the topologies of housing (the Spanish colonial urbanism, or some European style for the farms, “chorizo” houses with different stylistic treatment in the facades for the cities, the chalets for the suburbs, mountain houses for touristic places). Some buildings gets out of the stereotypes but they can´t generate identity. Save this picture!© Laila SartoniRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLos Cerezos, was the first house by G2 Estudio in the Argentinean Patagonia, This one try to explore and give new answers to the classic typology of mountain houses, having to face not only hard but also comic situations for the acceptance, approval and implementation of the project. Save this picture!© Laila SartoniHunt, Shelter, Solaz After much discussion, hunts, good wines with the owner, and understanding without prejudices about the life of a professional hunter in the XXI century, sophisticated one certainly; we decided to reinterpret the concept of “shelter-home” for him and his family. Save this picture!© Laila SartoniThe set point was to realize a house with define uses: public and private, cores grouped in recreation activities without disturbing the family privacy. The way they are used to live define that would be a wide and warm solaz-room, comfort to all the public activities, where they can sit in front of the fire, drink an appetizer or simply enjoy the landscape listening to music, reading, or playing snooker in the mezzanine with friends after a good hunt. Also, should be equipped with a weapons shelf. It would have a big terrace to enjoy the sunny days, a large Kitchen-Breakfast, and an independent dining-room with double height roof where they can entertain their guests or take a breakfast on the next terrace contemplating the nature. Save this picture!© Laila SartoniAccording to their active social life, the master room should be close to the public areas, but separated of the private ones, to not disturb the little children. The base volume should contain the children and guests room, with all the facilities and an independent access, so they could rent this sector of the house. They also need a separate apartment to receive a whole family (as a special guest), located under the park access, including treatment of green roof. Save this picture!PlanThe public areas should have big fireplaces to enjoy the fire and get warm, and wide walls to expose trophies. Morphology – Architecture Wooden volumes with soft shapes define the public areas (living-room, library, and the snooker-room, designed to have a good acoustic performance) are separated, getting in tension and connected by two main axis, an outside-inside-outside (cold hall, distributing hall, terrace) and a private-public one (trophy expose, private stair). Save this picture!© Laila SartoniAll this would be supported on a base volume of stone resting firmly on the ground, containing private uses. The treatment of the full and empty walls attempts to generate places where the trophies could be exposed, and minimize the number of windows to not have heat lose. Stone and wood textures, continuous folded ribbons of concrete for hunting books define the interior design. Save this picture!© Laila SartoniFinally, the house is the result of a long process of understanding and building design with the customer, his preferences, expectations and dreams, because that is what architecture is about.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture for Humanity: Year in ReviewArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXVIIIArticles Share Houses CopyHouses•Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98833/los-cerezos-house-g2-estudio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98833/los-cerezos-house-g2-estudio Clipboardlast_img read more

Radio reporter is target of death threats, grenade attack

first_img Organisation June 5, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns a grenade attack last night on Voice of America correspondent Diane Nininahazwe, the latest target of the threats and attacks that are forcing more and more journalists to flee to neighbouring countries, especially Rwanda.Nininahazwe had just arrived at her parents’ home when the grenade was thrown and exploded in their plot of land, shattering windows but causing no injuries.“These attacks on media personnel, which are designed to silence the few journalists still courageously working in Burundi, are absolutely intolerable,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“How can the government claim that all is back to normal when such attacks happen every day? The deafening silence from the authorities in response to these attacks is tantamount to an endorsement. How can this situation be regarded as favourable for holding elections?” News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News BurundiAfrica October 21, 2020 Find out more Nininahazwe was the target of threats in the days prior to yesterday’s attack, when she went to the northwestern province of Bubanza to cover reports of kidnappings, looting and livestock theft in the Gihanga area.After interviewing members of the public, she was prevented from seeing the municipal administrator. Police said she needed accreditation from the provincial governor before doing any reporting. After doing a live report by phone, she received threatening messages on her return.“Others may have escaped death but you will not,” one of the messages said.Many journalists have being getting such threats and around 50 have fled to neighbouring countries including Rwanda.Journalists organizing in exileA handful of the journalists in Rwanda recorded a broadcast yesterday for the Burundian population that was the first of its kind. It was recorded at the studios of the Isanganiro Star, a Rwandan radio station, and was broadcast by six Rwandan stations, some of which can be received in Burundi, Radio France Internationale said.Pierre Claver Nyankuru, the journalist who presented the programme, said it could be heard in “six provinces in the north and west.” Nyankuru used to work for Radio Bonesha, which has been closed since 14 May, like all of Burundi’s privately-owned radio stations.The one-hour Kirundi-language broadcast addressed the situation in Burundi ahead of the elections planned by the authorities. “Everyone expressed their views, it was a very balanced broadcast,” Radio Bonesha director Patrick Nduwimana told RFI. “We had comments from the Election Commission, the ruling party and the opposition.”The journalists involved plan to produce a similar one-hour Kirundi-language programme every two weeks with aim of informing both the public in Burundi and Burundians in exile. News BurundiAfrica Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalistscenter_img June 26, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter is target of death threats, grenade attack Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more Photo: Diane Nininahazwe / IWACU Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Burundi Receive email alerts RSF_en to go furtherlast_img read more

Freddie Mac Continues Transferring Credit Risk to Private Investors

first_img Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Continues Transferring Credit Risk to Private Investors Share Save About Author: Brian Honea Previous: VRM Mortgage Services Awards Grant to U.S. Air Force Veteran Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 11/5/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Credit Risk Transfer Freddie Mac Structured Agency Credit Risk 2015-11-04 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Freddie Mac Continues Transferring Credit Risk to Private Investors Freddie Mac has continued its successful credit risk transfer initiatives with another Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR) Offering priced at more than $1 billion, according to an announcement from Freddie Mac.This debt notes transaction, STACR Series 2015-DNA3, is Freddie Mac’s seventh of the year and is a continuation of Freddie Mac’s efforts to reduce its exposure to credit risk and at the same time bring private investors back into the single-family market.“We have demonstrated our ability to execute credit risk transactions on a regular basis with a standard structure and have been transparent in our disclosures,” said Mike Reynolds, Freddie Mac vice president of Credit Risk Transfer. “Our loans are subject to Freddie Mac’s underwriting standards, internal fraud prevention and quality control review process. We are finding with each issuance that STACR is more diverse, liquid and durable.”The loans in the reference pool comprising STACR Series 2015-DNA3 are single-family mortgages acquired by Freddie Mac from December 2014 through March 2015. The loans in the reference pool have an aggregate unpaid principal balance (UPB) of more than $34.7 million. Freddie Mac holds the senior loss risk in the reference pool and a portion of the risk associated with Class M-1, M-2, and M-3, and the first loss Class B tranche.Freddie Mac’s risk-sharing initiatives include 16 STACR debt note offerings (including this one) and 11 Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS) transactions since becoming the first agency to market credit risk transfer transactions with STACR and ACIS in the middle of 2013. Since then, Freddie Mac has grown its investor base to more than 170 unique investors, including reinsurers. The Enterprise has laid off a substantial portion of credit risk on single-family mortgages totaling $367 billion in UPB.This transaction is the fourth in the STACR program out of the 16 transactions that provides coverage on an actual loss basis, according to Freddie Mac. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Tagged with: Credit Risk Transfer Freddie Mac Structured Agency Credit Risk Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 4, 2015 974 Views last_img read more


first_imgLONG SUMMER – With significant train traffic being directed to the Hoboken PATH station this summer due to Amtrak upgrades in New York Penn Station, riders of PATH in Journal Square may also face delays. See brief. ×LONG SUMMER – With significant train traffic being directed to the Hoboken PATH station this summer due to Amtrak upgrades in New York Penn Station, riders of PATH in Journal Square may also face delays. See brief. PATH system to see increase in ridership due to Amtrak upgradesNJ Transit announced an adjusted travel plan in spring for commuters to and from Penn Station as Amtrak will be repairing tracks from July 10 to Sept. 1. Commuters are concerned about pending delays and rerouting.Riders of the Midtown Direct trains on the Morristown Line will be diverted to Hoboken as will the Midtown Direct trains on the Gladstone Branch.According to the notice, “For three-quarters of NJ Transit rail customers, travel patterns will not be modified, including the Trenton to New York Northeast Corridor Line. However, delays on all rail lines, except for the Atlantic City Rail line, are inevitable.” Those commuters on that line will have their tickets cross honored with both the PATH and ferry services.An additional 7,400 commuters, according to NJ Transit’s estimate, will be diverted to Hoboken beginning on July 10.“NJ Transit is modestly increasing bus and rail service in Hoboken during the morning rush over the summer. But the increase fails to match the scale of the over-crowding problem,” states the release.“This will not be a normal commute for any of us including our customers, so we ask that you stay connected to social media and our web page for the latest information…and try not to lose patience,” said NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro in a press release. “On Monday, our customer service ambassadors will be out in force, so if you have questions or need directions, just look for them in their bright yellow vests.”NJ Transit will enhance peak period bus service and NY Waterway will operate a special ferry service from Hoboken Terminal to W 39th street in Midtown Manhattan during peak hours to combat the influx of passengers at the terminal. For more information go to njtransit.com.center_img Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Rm. 901 on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.Compensation pay for corrections officers becomes lawLegislation sponsored by state Sen. Sandra Bolden Cunningham, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Linda Greenstein establishing compensation programs for certain officers and staff who are injured while performing official duties was signed into law this week by the governor.S-596 will cover state corrections officers, juvenile corrections officers, juvenile detention officers, human services officers, park police and conservation officers who, in the course of performing their official duties, suffer bodily injury as the result of a riot or assault by inmates under their custody. Parole officers injured while performing their duties by someone under their supervision would also be covered. Furthermore, civilian employees who work directly with inmates or detainees would also be included under the bill’s provisions, as well as probation officers who suffer bodily injury as the result of an assault committed by an inmate, detainee, or person on probation while engaged in official duties.The law was amended to include Palisades Interstate Park officers, campus police officers appointed by a county college or four year public institution of higher education, and medical security officers under the supervision of the Department of Human Services.Corrections officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations, according to the United States Department of Labor. Injuries are often covered to some degree by worker’s compensation but, by law, an individual must be unable to work for seven days before being eligible for temporary benefits. This law attempts to reduce the financial stress placed upon officers who have suffered an injury as a result of a workplace attack. Under the law, the injured officer would be entitled to receive his or her full salary for six months, or until worker’s compensation payments begin, whichever comes first. The law would also allow the injured officer to receive supplemental payments from his or her employer.Firefighter cancer registry bill advances in subcommitteeThe Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017, which has 166 bipartisan cosponsors, in the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health including Rep. Bill Pascrell, is making its way to becoming law. The bill would create a national cancer registry for firefighters diagnosed with the disease. It would enable researchers to study the relationship between firefighters’ exposure to dangerous fumes and harmful toxins and the increased risk for several major cancers. This information could also allow for better protective equipment and prevention techniques to be developed.A 2015 study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that in the United States firefighters had a greater number of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths for certain types of cancer when compared to the general U.S. population, specifically digestive, oral, respiratory and urinary cancers, and malignant mesothelioma. HCCC unveils new non-traditional programsHudson County Community College’s division of Non Traditional Programs has released a new catalog online for the Summer/Fall 2017 semester. Hudson County Community College provides residents of Hudson County with personal enrichment and professional development opportunities through their Non Traditional Programs Division. Participants may attend programs in person or online. Some classes offered help students gain experience in Culinary Arts, English as a Second Language, Professional & Career Development, Business & Entrepreneurship, Computer Proficiency, Test Prep, and more! Classes are provided by the Center for Business & Industry (CBI), Community Education, and Evening, Weekend & Off-Site Programs. For more information, call (201) 360-4246 or email [email protected] New Jersey Leadership Program Announces 2017 FellowsThe New Jersey Leadership Program officially announced its 2017 NJLP Fellows who will be taking part in the NJLP Summer Fellowship Program.Eight fellows of South Asian descent were chosen from a competitive applicant pool throughout New Jersey. The fellows ranged from high school students to those entering their first year of college at Yale University and the University of Chicago.The fellows will be placed in various federal, state and local elected offices throughout the state, including those of Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., Gov. Chris Christie, State Senators Linda Greenstein and Anthony Bucco, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and Robert Karabinchak.In addition to the full-time, six-week summer internship, fellows also take part in a weekly speakership series. Detailed information including fellow biographies, placements, and hometowns can be found at http://njlead.org/fellows/.last_img read more

A Trout Bum’s Holiday Gift Guide

first_imgThe trout bum in your life could be one of the most difficult people to shop for simply because of the technical knowledge needed to wade through the array of fly fishing equipment available on the market today.Are those waders you’re eyeing breathable enough? Do you go with the stockingfoot or bootfoot options? Should you choose a reel made from machined bar-stock aluminum or the less expensive composite version? What size rod is right? The go-to five weight or the stouter seven weight options?All of these questions and more can make the process of shopping for the fly fisher in your life seem a bit overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help with these 7 go-to gifts that any angler would be thrilled to find under the tree.1. Redington i.D. reel, starts at $89.99The venerable rod and reel maker Redington is out with a brand new reel just in time for the holidays. Not only does the i.D. sport the type of high quality cast aluminum construction that Redington is know for, it boasts a smooth rulon disc drag, a large arbor, and a comfortable handle—all accessible at a price point that won’t break the bank. If you’re not sold yet, the i.D. features a flat back surface to accept custom decals representing anything from your home state to your favorite fish species, and the decals are simple to remove, stack, or swap to update your reel’s look over time.2. Orvis Helios 3 Rod, starts at $849This revolutionary new line of rods from Orvis takes casting accuracy to a whole new level. It comes in two lines, the 3D and 3F, both of which come in 9 foot 5 and 8 weight models. The former offers anglers all the power they need to make long distance casts on big water without sacrificing accuracy, while the latter is designed with accuracy and finesse in mind.3. YETI Panga, starts at $300The Panga is YETI’s first foray into the world of waterproof gear storage, and it’s quickly becoming a staple on drift boats, dories and rafts around the country. This fully submersible duffle acts as a gear fortress, allowing absolutely no access points for rogue wetness and a laminated, high-density nylon shell that is virtually impenetrable to nature’s assaults. If you’re worried about hauling a high quality digital camera around on the river, worry no more. This is the perfect way to ensure pro quality photos of your latest lunker.4. Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot WadersWhen it comes to durability in the face of the elements, the Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders are proudly standing atop the heap. If wintertime fly fishing is your thing, the G3’s have you covered with five layers of GORE-TEX lining. Add to this the convenience of a reach-through warming pocket with stormflaps and micro-fleece lining and an intuitive zippered chest pocket design, with integrated utility tabs that house an arsenal of in-river essentials, and you’e got some of the best waders on the market today.5. Rio-Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder, $39.99Stop fumbling around in your chest pack for one of those ten spools of tippet you jammed into a pocket you can never seem to find. The Rio-Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder keeps all those spools organized and easily accessible, and once you’ve used one you’ll never be caught on the river without it.6. Smith Guide’s Choice, $249Nothing enhances a day on the water like a good pair of polarized sunglasses, and we’ve yet to find a better pair for fly fishing in Southern Appalachian than Smith’s Guides Choice.  The lenses are the business end of these glasses, featuring the new Techlite Polarchromic polarized tech that greatly enhances color and cuts through any body of water that a fish might call home. Stainless steel spring hinges allow for maximum flexibility.7. Soft Science Terrafin Wading Boot, $90With the Terrafin Wading BootSoft Science has built what they’re calling the ultimate wading boot built for fly fishing, and that’s not far from the truth. This lightweight, slip-resistant shoe shines on the type of moss-covered rocks and stream beds you’ll find all over Southern Appalachia.8. Filson Fishing Waist Pack, $125.00 The venerable Filson brand has been around since 1897, a fact that is readily apparent in the high quality nature of their products. The Filson Fishing Waist Pack is a lightweight, water-repellent waist pack with divided storage, cotton webbing for zingers and a sheepskin shearling patch for flies. The waist strap extends to 48″ with rustproof, easy-buckle closure, and built in grommets on the the bottom allow for optimal drainage.last_img read more

Dr Norton tells footballers ‘all of 83 000 square miles are depending on you’

first_img“I HAVEN’T seen you perform in a match situation, but just seeing you in action today makes me feel so proud,” said Hon. Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, during a visit to the training session of the National U-20 and Senior Men’s National teams yesterday.The respective teams trained at GFF’s National Training Centre, Providence and are preparing for CONCACAF Men’s U-20 Championship in February and the CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers in March.Minister Norton said he is happy about the football administration in Guyana and renewed the Government’s commitment to sport development in Guyana.“I have confidence in your administration particularly because of their track record. The results we’ve been having in football both at the level of the senior as well as the junior, both male and female, and I am happy.”“I want to let you know that your government will do everything it can to support you and not only help in providing the infrastructure but also the opportunities for you to live that good life like His Excellency promised the nation.”Technical Director Ian Greenwood briefs Dr Norton during his visit to the national teams.“I urge you to remember that all of this 83 000 square miles are depending on you and we look forward to more success, much more than you’ve had in the past not only at the personal level but also at the national level,” the Minister concluded.In briefing the Minister about the technical programmes, Technical Director Ian Greenwood highlighted that the combined team has players who have been part of the GFF Academy Training Centres (ATCS).“A number of players in this group have come through the GFF Academy Training Centre so we have players like Omari Glasgow, Marcus Wilson and such players who have been part of Guyana’s first-ever youth international tournament in 2017 and they are now regularly training with the senior men’s national team.”“We’re very excited for both the male and female sides. They’ve linked perfectly well with coach Maximo’s programme for the senior team. I think as long as we invest in the infrastructure, coach education, capacity-building and give young players exposure and opportunities, we’ll start becoming a real threat in the CFU Region and looking to export players to the top leagues across the world.”Guyana Senior Men’s National Team are set to play Barbados on March 26 and 31, as they seek to qualify for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.The first match of the two-round qualifier is scheduled for Barbados at 19:00hrs while Guyana will be looking for home-court advantage in the final match scheduled for the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora at 20:00hrs.The National U-20 team are on the final lap to compete at the CONCACAF U-20 Men’s Championship scheduled for Nicaragua from February 15 to 23, 2020, and Guyana have been placed in Group A with St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Montserrat, US Virgin Islands and hosts Nicaragua.Present at yesterday’s visit were GFF president Wayne Forde and staff members of both teams.last_img read more

How to donate relief to Oklahoma tornado victims

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down John and Jayne Cook · 377 weeks ago Thank you for the opportunity to get this word out! John and I have family down in Moore and we are getting together a vehicle load of supplies to take this weekend. If you have any donations to make, please call. Please no donations of clothes, toys, or furniture. Our family didn’t lose their home this time. They did in the ’99 tornado, so they know first hand of how blessed they are today. For a list of needed supplies, go to www.journeychurch.tv. or call us at 620-326-6499. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down janejane · 377 weeks ago Farmers Insurance Group District 20 is working with B98FM 97.9 to gather items to take to the families in Moore and the surrounding areas. You can drop off any items that you have to my office at 118 E Harvey in Wellington, or the District Office in Wichita at 8428 w 13th St N Wichita, KS Several of our agents are planning to go down there and help where we are needed. Jane Cole Report Reply 1 reply · active 376 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down jennyrenea · 376 weeks ago Are you still taking donations? Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down prairefox · 377 weeks ago Second Chance Animal Sanctuary We just received this update about an hour ago. The Moore Animal Shelter needs the following: they need crates, bowls, bleach, towels, paper towels, newspaper, cat litter, litter boxes. They have a truck load of Purina dog food being donated so they are good on food. All those items need to be delivered to the Cleveland County Fairgrounds at 615 E. Robinson in Norman. Thank you!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago Salvation army is great they are usually there first , the Mennonites and Methodists stay for the long haul . From what I saw the Red cross shows up gets their picture taken with the governor or other dignitaries orders people around, then leaves to be home to watch themselves on the news. then ups the salary of their “officials because of what a good job they did. There are many great organizations out there and even more people who just show up and help. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 377 weeks ago Salvation army is great they are usually there first, Red Cross shows up to get their picture taken and then tries to get home in time to see themselves on tv. The Mennonites ( Mennonite disaster relief ) are top notch, the Methodists ( United methodist committee on relief UMCOR ) is also a great group. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you’re looking for ways to help residents of Oklahoma, ravaged by a monstrous tornado Monday, the USA Today website released this information. Also, if you are coordinating a relief effort locally, write something about it in the comment section below.Here are the following relief organizations are working in the area:American Red CrossThe American Red Cross has several shelters open in Oklahoma and Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. The Red Cross is also working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK through a website called Safe and Well. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army is activating disaster response teams and mobile feeding units to help residents and rescuers in Moore, as well as in other locations in the Plains and the Midwest that were impacted by tornadoes. Donate online or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. If you’re sending a check make sure you put the words “Oklahoma Tornado Relief” on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK. 73157.Operation USALos Angeles-based international relief agency Operation USA announced it’s providing emergency aid where needed to community-based health organizations across Oklahoma. Donate online, by phone at 1-800-678-7255, or by check made out to Operation USA, 7421 Beverly Blvd., PH, Los Angeles, CA 90036. You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555. Corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies are also being requested.Oklahoma Baptist Disaster ReliefOklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief says it has deployed at least 80 volunteers to respond to severe weather in Oklahoma. Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO’s Disaster Relief ministry online or call (405) 942-3800. You may also send checks to: BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief 3800 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112.last_img read more

Solution For Tree Ordinance Dispute Suggested

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – The Bor­ough Council seems to be making its way to another round on the future of a long-argued tree preservation ordinance.Borough Councilman Robert Marchese initiated a conversation during the council meeting Monday, May 14, and offered an amended version of the ordinance that has been the source of debate for more than a year.As Marchese explained it, the proposal would change the existing ordinance and allow property owners to get tree removal permits for certain types of trees with a certain diameter without having to appear before the planning board.“It would essentially be the same,” as the existing ordinance, Marchese said, “but now it would be done administratively.”The change would put the ordinance under the purview of code enforcement and property maintenance, rather than its current designation as a planning and zoning ordinance.If the council adopts the proposal, property owners would have to apply for a permit and have it evaluated by the local code enforcement officer and borough’s arborist.Property owners would appear before the planning or zoning board for approval only if the property was part of an application for development.Property owners would continue to be able to go to the council if their applications are denied.As it currently stands, the boards grant applications to remove trees and determine what trees need to be planted to replace them.The existing ordinance has been on the books for about five years. It was enacted to preserve especially mature full-grown specimen trees and to prevent clear-cutting of properties, which had occurred in the past.The ordinance became the source of much volleying among the council members more than a year ago when a developer appeared before the governing body to appeal the planning board’s denial of an application to remove 12 trees from a Poplar Avenue property.The council was divided; some members said preservation was for the public good and others thought the law went too far.Marchese was very vocal in his opposition to the ordinance during those debates. He called his new propsal “an improvement over what we currently have.”“We understand there are deficiencies in our tree ordinance,” Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli said Tuesday. “I think this is a first step,” to remedy those concerns.The proposal is only in the discussion stage, The borough council is reviewing the language, Borough Attorney Salvatore Alfieri said.Officials may look at other municipalities’ laws as a model for the borough ordinance, Lucarelli said.last_img read more

Vacant for a Decade, Route 35 Site Eyed for Daycare, Retail…

first_imgBy Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – The site of a long-vacant restaurant on Route 35 may be the next piece of township real estate headed for redevelopment.The Steak and Ale restaurant at 1287 Route 35 North was a popular dining destination before shuttering nearly a decade ago. Today, the abandoned building stands out for its forlorn state, with its untamed foliage and fractured roadside sign.A prospective developer of the three-acre site says he can provide an upgrade over what exists now.“We’re going to vastly improve it aesthetically,” said Robert Indig, managing partner of DeVimy Equities, a Lakewood-based land developer, referring to the property. “It’s going to be a nice ratable for the town.”On July 12, Indig will present a plan to the Middletown Planning Board to demolish the existing 5,849-square-foot restaurant and its associated parking area. He plans to build two separate buildings totaling 21,505 square feet of retail space.The first standalone building, a 10,000-square-foot structure, is reserved for The Learning Experience daycare center, with a 5,000-square-foot indoor play area.The adjacent 11,505-square-foot building will house three tenants: a 6,505-square-foot Mavis Discount Tire automotive center with six associated garage bays; a 3,600-square-foot retail center, currently without a tenant; and an 1,850-square-foot drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts.Indig said the Dunkin’ Donuts at 865 Route 35, located a half mile south on the mid-highway traffic island in Middletown, will be moving to the site.The retail center would either be a local yoga studio or a smoothie beverage-type vendor, but that would be determined after the development is approved by the town.Regarding his mix of tenants, Indig said he sees it as an “internet-proof strategy.”If approved, the proposed tenants would join a Route 35 corridor already studded with similar businesses. Just north of the property beyond the Autozone retailer is a Firestone Complete Auto Care facility. Across the highway on the southbound side resides Bobby’s Precision Auto Repair, which shares a property with Penske Truck Rental and an Avis/Budget Car Rental facility.Just south of the vacant lot, past the Crown Palace restaurant, is a Bright Kidz Preschool and Day Care facility.“People still have children, and those children still have to go to daycare,” Indig said, adding that “everybody has a car, they need tires, they need brake repairs and oil changes.”DeVimy Equities is requesting seven different variances for the site, ranging from parking setbacks from the highway to retaining wall heights.The current owner of the Steak and Ale site is Manalapan-based River Birch, LLC, which took control of the property in 2011. Per county tax records, the nearly three-acre plot of land was assessed at just over $2 million in 2017.Indig’s purchase remains contingent upon approvals from the planning board.Steak and Ale, Bennigan’s and Bennigan’s on the Fly restaurants closed across the country in 2008 after parent company Metromedia Restaurant Group filed for bankruptcy.Per Bennigan’s, the brand has been revived under new owner Legendary Restaurant Brands. The Steak and Ale franchise is looking for domestic and international franchising opportunities, according to its website.Paul Mangiamele, chairman and CEO of Legendary Restaurant Brands, said there was “nothing wrong” with the site or location of the Steak and Ale in Middletown.“This store is in my neck of the woods,” Mangiamele said in a statement to The Two River Times. “I know this location and it would be ideal for the rebirth of our beloved Steak and Ale.”Indig and DeVimy Equities are represented by attorney Rick Brodsky of Ansell Grimm & Aaron. Brodsky was the attorney for the most recent approval before the Middletown Planning Board – a 5,040-square-foot, two to three tenant retail center at an empty gardening center located on the island between Route 35 North and South.In addition to that project, another major Middletown redevelopment opportunity still looms before the township’s planning board. John Orrico, president of National Realty & Development Corp., has not appeared to township planners since February for the 52-acre proposed commercial development The Shoppes at Middletown, more commonly known as Village 35.It is anticipated that both Indig and Orrico will be present at the July 12 planning board meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Indig said he was supposed to be heard at the June meeting, but was pushed back. He anticipates a roughly one-hour presentation to the planning board at the July meeting.Referring to his own redevelopment project, Indig said he expects his improvements for reenergizing the site to be looked at favorably by Middletown at large.“I think overall it will be very well received by the township and the residents,” he said.This article was first published in the July 6-13, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Team Cranked Up captures The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising award at Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and captain Sheri Allarie won the award, raising more than $3400.The total fundraising total for the Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is $83,100.The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge, which happens over two days, see participants ride around the Kokanee Glacier in the Selkirk Mountains, from New Denver to Slocan, to Kaslo, and back to New Denver with an overnight in Nelson. The Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and Sheri Allarie cranked it up once again to claim The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising Award during this past weekend’s Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raises money for the West Kootenay MS Society to fund local programs and services for people affected the disease as well as to support critical research for improved treatments and to find a cure.last_img read more