The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos

first_img Area:  83 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Year:  Photographs The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos Houses Projects Collaborator:Luís MarquezCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The apartment was visibly disfigured and degraded. The parlors looked over the road; the kitchen and the bedroom stood above an enclosed balcony, which led to an abandoned courtyard where the loquat endured. The project contemplates the conversion of the parlors into bedrooms making way for the living room. Save this picture!Floor PlanAt the heart of the apartment, the wooden corridor emerged between the stone-coated damp zones. The sliding panel, standing between it and the common areas, has two openings, which allows illumination of the corridor and brings the loquat into context. Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe abandoned courtyard, in turn, gains a leading role as an indispensable complement to the living area and the kitchen. Then arises a bench, turned westward, and a tank with running water; lengthy marble elements which strive to invigorate the outside and emblazon the kitchen and the living room, as well as the loquat. Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe project consists in restoring the nobility of original aspects and, at once, integrating storage spaces and new coatings which are capable to respond to the current demands. The intervention strives to set a moment of continuity and rejuvenation in the history of the apartment.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessHospitals and Health Centers: 50 Floor Plan ExamplesArticlesOpificio Golinelli / diverserighestudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899724/the-loquat-tree-house-machado-igreja-arquitectos Clipboard Lead Architect: ArchDaily Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 30Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyAbout this officeMachado Igreja / ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLisbonPortugalPublished on August 17, 2018Cite: “The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos” [Casa da Nespereira / Machado Igreja / Arquitectos] 17 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 “COPY” Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Machado Igreja Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Portugal CopyHouses•Lisbon, Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899724/the-loquat-tree-house-machado-igreja-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers: CLIMAR, Osvaldo Matos, Smeg, Tupai, Water Evolution Tiago Machado Igrejalast_img read more

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Wildlife Trusts’ joint income passes £100 million

first_imgWildlife Trusts’ joint income passes £100 million 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Wildlife Trusts have achieved a record combined income, reaching over £100 million for the first time. The Wildlife Trusts is a partnership of 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK, plus the Isle of Man and Alderney. Tagged with: Research / statisticscenter_img Howard Lake | 28 November 2005 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

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Narco guerras en Méjico: Hechas en USA

first_imgUna pobreza devastadora se impuso a la población rural de Méjico en 1994 con el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte propulsado por Washington. Sus disposiciones destruyeron la economía rural y terminaron los medios de subsistencia de muchas/os agricultores al comenzar la invasión de corporaciones y mercancías estadounidenses. Esto fomentó el auge de los carteles de la droga. Otro factor en su ascenso ha sido la fuerte demanda por drogas y las ganancias del narcotráfico procedentes del lado estadounidense de la frontera.La intervención forzada de los traficantes de armas de Estados Unidos y las fuerzas represivas mejicanas sólo ha intensificado este conflicto que ahora se ha extendido por todo el país. Los EUA han invadido Méjico y violado la soberanía del país y la seguridad durante años.Las leyes de control de armas son mucho más rigurosas en Méjico que en los EUA. Los rifles de gran calibre o pistolas de alta potencia, consideradas como armas de guerra, no pueden ser  propiedad legal de ciudadanos civiles.EUA proporciona armas para ‘guerra contra el narco’Sin embargo, en los cuatro estados estadounidenses limítrofes con el norte de Méjico – California, Arizona, Nuevo Méjico y Texas – hay 8.500 comerciantes de armas con licencia. Agentes o “compradores fantasmas” de las bandas de narcotraficantes compran allí armas como AR-15 y AK-47, a menudo en grandes cantidades, y las llevan a Méjico para transferirlas a los capos de la droga.Las armas comenzaron a ser llevadas a Méjico en cantidades masivas cuando se intensificaron las guerras del narco en el 2005, continuando luego. Pero las decenas de miles de tropas militares estadounidenses en el lado EUA de la frontera nunca han tratado de detener el tráfico de armas. Están estacionadas a lo largo de la frontera con el único propósito inhumano de detener a inmigrantes para que no entren a EUA.Las autoridades mejicanas han dicho que se apoderaron de 20.000 armas procedentes de bandas del narco en el 2008, la mayoría traídas de EUA. Funcionarios de la Oficina de Alcohol, Tabaco, Armas de Fuego y Explosivos [ATF por las siglas en inglés] estimaron en 2009 que el 90 por ciento de las armas recuperadas en la violencia del narco provenían de los EUA.Entre 2006 y 2011, la ATF operó el Proyecto Traficante de Armas y la rama del ATF de Arizona la Operación Rápido y Furioso (OFF). Estas operaciones aparentemente eran para detener el flujo de armas a Méjico. Trazaban la ruta de las armas desde los concesionarios en EUA hasta los traficantes en Méjico. Agentes de la ATF secundaban a los compradores fantasmas y vigilaban y establecían relaciones con los jefes de los cárteles de la droga, especialmente los de Sinaloa.Pero estos programas no intentaron activamente detener los envíos de armas desde EUA a Méjico, cuyos agentes de la ley ni siquiera eran notificados sobre las operaciones de la ATF. Mientras estas operaciones se llevaban a cabo, las guerras del narco se tornaron  sustancialmente violentas en la ciudad fronteriza de Tijuana y a todo a lo largo del lado mexicano de la frontera con Texas.En Ciudad Juárez, al otro lado de la frontera de El Paso, 10.000 muertes por la guerra contra las drogas se registraron entre 2009 y 2012. Ahora, una vez más la violencia se ha desplazado hacia el sur hasta el centro de Méjico.Sin embargo, la derecha estadounidense, con el Rep. Darrell Issa a la cabeza, ha utilizado el tema de tráfico de armas de EUA y OFF para atacar al fiscal general Eric Holder. La derecha tiene una vendetta contra Holder; una de las razones es que un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza fue supuestamente asesinado con un arma suministrada por OFF en 2010.El ATF y OFF supuestamente están bajo la jurisdicción del Departamento de Justicia de EUA. Sin embargo, organismos de represión como la ATF son a menudo poderes en sí mismos, aunque son parte del estado capitalista represivo.Aviones estadounidenses y drones sobrevuelan MéjicoWashington ha estado involucrado con Méjico en una “nueva iniciativa de seguridad” para combatir el tráfico de droga llamada la Iniciativa Mérida/Plan Méjico, a un costo de $3 mil millones. Ahora aviones pilotados y drones estadounidenses vuelan sobre Méjico, no sólo a lo largo de la frontera. Y Washington entrena a miles de soldados y agentes de seguridad mejicanos.De acuerdo con oficiales de inteligencia de EUA, Washington colabora con agentes escogidos de seguridad mejicana. Todo esto no es muy conocido porque la Constitución mejicana prohíbe operar en Méjico a agentes militares y policiales extranjeros. Los funcionarios quieren evitar que esto salga a la luz pública. No sorprende que ninguna de estas relaciones haya detenido o disminuido la guerra del narco.En realidad, EUA contribuye a la guerra del narco en Méjico. El ejército y las fuerzas de inteligencia estadounidenses dentro de ese país trabajan con e influencian la policía de Méjico e interactúan con las bandas de narcotraficantes.El gobierno de EUA no está  ayudando a combatir la violencia relacionada con las drogas en Méjico. Por el contrario. El imperialismo estadounidense sólo está fomentando el sufrimiento causado por la guerra del narco y no tiene ningún interés en detenerlo – no importa cuán brutal sea para las/os trabajadores y las/os pobres de Méjico.Washington mantendrá las fuerzas represivas en Méjico para asegurarse que las ganancias corporativas estadounidenses sigan fluyendo del trabajo de la clase obrera mejicana, pero no para mejorar o proteger sus vidas. Al imperialismo estadounidense no le importa las vidas de las masas mejicanas.Sus vidas sí importan, sin embargo, a las/os trabajadores y los pueblos oprimidos del mundo que están de pie junto a ellas/os contra el Coloso del Norte.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgFast food workers protest at NY City Hall, strikeMajority Black and Latinx retail and fast food workers rallied outside New York City Hall on March 3 to demand passage of legislation to end unpredictable on-call scheduling. Showing solidarity were members of Service Employees Local 32BJ, Communication ­Workers, the National Action Network and the New York Immigration Coalition, among others.According to Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum, “On-call scheduling is a pervasive and exploitive employment practice where workers do not find out until just before a scheduled shift if they will be required to work or not.” As Domino’s delivery worker José Sánchez explained, “You can have a schedule, but then they can change the hours without really notifying us.” ­Chipotle restaurant worker Harmonie Higgins, who is pregnant, added, “I find it hard to find time to go to doctor’s appointments and find time to rest.” (rwdsu.info, March 3)Workers at a Washington Heights Domino’s restaurant, led by Sánchez, walked off the job the same day and held a picket line demanding fair scheduling. “We have a life,” Sánchez said at the protest. “The heads of these billion-dollar companies are home with their families, and we’re out making money for them. They should have a little more respect for us.” (manhattantimesnews, March 8)Boston public school teachers protest as talks lagAfter 15 months of failed contract negotiations, Boston public school teachers are turning up the heat on the Boston Public School District. On March 10, teachers, who are 76 percent women and are represented by the Boston Teachers Union, protested outside schools across the city to demand a fair contract.The teachers have been working without a contract since August. “We’re fighting for working conditions that support our most vulnerable students, reducing class sizes in schools with the highest needs and providing paid family leave for all our teachers.” noted btu.org.The BPSD has dug in and refused to provide support for students with special needs or to guarantee equal pay for workers at autonomous schools. The district even went so far as to demand that workers get a second medical opinion before going on family leave! (dailycaller.com, March 15)The union is encouraging members and supporters to protest outside a BPSD budget meeting on March 22. “We’ll be there to let the committee and others know that we are determined to obtain a fair contract settlement,” said BTU President Richard Stutman.Support the Coal Miners Protection Act!If Congress fails to pass the Coal Miners Protection Act by April 30, about 12,500 retired union miners and widows of retirees will lose their pension and health care benefits. The miners, who spent their lives working in terrible conditions and sacrificed their health in the process, took lower wages to secure a healthy retirement. Congress has been debating since 2015 whether or not to pay them now that the companies they worked for have gone bankrupt. And you better believe the bosses don’t have to worry about their own survival and health care in their old age!The plan does not require taxpayer dollars, but would transfer money from the Abandoned Mine Land fund to the 1974 Mine ­Workers’ pension plan to prevent insolvency.Tell Congress to stop playing games with the health of retirees and pass the Miners Protection Act! Sign the petition at ­supportmineworkers.org.Unions help Blacks, Latinxs advance in NYC construction industryA detailed study by the Economic Policy Institute, titled “Diversity in the New York City Union and Nonunion Construction Sectors,” showed that Black and Latinx workers advanced in the NYC construction industry between 2006 and 2015 thanks to unions. Not only did the number of Black and Latinx workers accepted for apprenticeships grow compared to 20 years ago, but they were paid more thanks to union representation. Now they make up 55.1 percent of NYC union construction workers.These changes must be measured in relation to the long history of racial and gender discrimination in the building trades nationally and in particular in New York City, where change was resisted for many decades. Only after a bitter fight led by various civil rights organizations and a few governmental agencies to extend union representation to all workers, white and of color, men and women, are unions today helping to close racial and ethnic wage gaps. The study concluded that “a significant transformation now seems to be happening.” (epi.org, March 2)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Andersons Ethanol Group Doing Well

first_imgHome Energy The Andersons Ethanol Group Doing Well Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articlePurdue Ag Center to Host Field Day Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Aug 12, 2015 The Andersons Inc. reported solid results for the second quarter with net income of $31.1 million, or $1.09 per diluted shared. That compares with Q2 revenues last year of $1.2 billion. Last year’s Q2 net income was $44.3 million, or $1.56 per diluted share.Net income before taxes for the ethanol group was $9.7 million for Q2. That compares with $33.4 million in the same period last year for ethanol. “Ethanol went down,” CEO Mike Anderson noted in the investor call, “not because ethanol is bad, but because last year was so good.”“The ethanol group executed well operationally and achieved record second quarter ethanol production volumes,” the company said in its earnings release. “Strong results from the sale of coproducts were also seen.” The company expects ethanol demand to remain strong as lower gasoline prices continue to support gasoline demand. Routine fall maintenance shutdowns should help keep ethanol supply in balance, and export demand should support margins into the fall when domestic gasoline demand falls off.Margins improved in Q2 from near breakeven levels in the first quarter, investors were told during the call, rising to more robust levels in May before falling off through June as corn prices temporarily surged. “Margins are a bit weaker today but as we look to the second half we see signs for optimism in relatively low corn costs, continued good export and domestic demand and supply levels that should begin to soften as the industry goes through normal maintenance downtime in late August and September.” The Andersons Ethanol Group Doing Well Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Mohammed Ibrahim Issa arrested

first_img March 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mohammed Ibrahim Issa arrested The human rights lawyer Mohammed Ibrahim Issa was arrested when the security services searched his home in the Damascus suburb of Duma, confiscating his computer and other personal items. The reason for his arrest was not known.Reporters Without Borders also learned that an Internet user was arrested after posting a video on YouTube of a demonstration on 17 February in the Damascus neighbourhood of Harika in which a young man was beaten by police. It showed hundreds of people shouting anti-police slogans and interior minister Said Sammour addressing the crowd. Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img News Organisation last_img read more

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Covid Parole Pre-Condition Of Timely Reporting Back In Last 2 Releases Applicable Only If Convict Is Released Twice; Bombay HC Reiterates, Allows Release Of 3 Murder Convicts [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid Parole Pre-Condition Of Timely Reporting Back In Last 2 Releases Applicable Only If Convict Is Released Twice; Bombay HC Reiterates, Allows Release Of 3 Murder Convicts [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap21 Sep 2020 11:56 PMShare This – xWhile setting aside Kolhapur Jail Superintendent’s order rejecting furlough leave to three murder convicts, Bombay High Court has once again reiterated that the amended clause of the Maharashtra Prisons (Furlough and Parole) Amendment Rules, which states that convicts sentenced to more than 7 years shall be considered for release on emergency (Covid) parole if the he has returned to prison…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile setting aside Kolhapur Jail Superintendent’s order rejecting furlough leave to three murder convicts, Bombay High Court has once again reiterated that the amended clause of the Maharashtra Prisons (Furlough and Parole) Amendment Rules, which states that convicts sentenced to more than 7 years shall be considered for release on emergency (Covid) parole if the he has returned to prison on time on last 2 releases, is applicable only if the convict has been released on parole or furlough two times.Division bench of Justice Revati Mohite Dere and Justice MS Karnik were hearing a criminal writ petition filed by Milind Ashok Patil and two others, who were convicted by a judgment dated April 23, 2018, passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Kolhapur for the offences punishable under Sections 302, 307, 143, 147, 148, 323, 504, 506 read with 149 and Section 120-B of IPC and sentenced to suffer imprisonment for life.The present petition was filed challenging the order dated August 6, 2020 passed by the Superintendent of Prisons, Kolhapur Central Prison rejecting the applications made by the petitioners for furlough leave citing the State High Power Committee’s notification dated May 8, 2020 the amended Maharashtra Prisons (Mumbai Furlough and Parole) Rules, 1959.However, another division bench of the High Court had heard the petitions filed by the same petitioners in July and set aside the orders passed by Superintendent, Kolhapur Central Prison observing that the amended clause relied upon by him for rejecting the pleas was applicable only when convicts have been released twice, however if they have been released once like in the case of two of the petitioners, there is no need to invoke the said clause against them.In July’s order, Justice Jamdar had noted-If such convicts are never released either on furlough or parole previously or not released on 2 occasions either on furlough or parole and therefore, there was no occasion for them to return back within time on 2 occasions and therefore, not entitled for said benefit of emergency parole, such literal interpretation may lead to absurdity and in that event, there is no occasion to invoke condition imposed under the said amended Parole Rule.”After concluding that the Superintendent had once again rejected the applications filed by the petitioners without even considering the High Court’s order, the bench said-“In our considered opinion, merely because the petitioners could not avail of the benefit of furlough or parole leave twice was no ground for the Respondent No.3 to reject their applications in view of the order passed by this Court in Criminal Writ Petition No.65 of 2020. The impugned order suffers from total non-application of mind. Despite the Court specifically directing the Respondent No.3 to consider the applications made by the Petitioners in the light of the observations made in the order dated 16.07.2020, the applications are rejected without considering the observations made by this Court. This Court has clearly held that the condition mentioned in the amended clause C (ii) of convict returning back on time on last 2 releases will be applicable only if the convict is released on 2 occasions either on furlough leave or parole leave or their applications are rejected on the ground that they are habitual offenders or likely to abscond.”This Court had clarified that the Authorities can impose suitable stringent conditions on the convicts who were never released on parole or furlough or released on 1 occasion and returned back within time, if they are otherwise entitled for the benefit of emergency parole. Thus, in the light of the order passed by this Court, the applications for emergency Covid parole of the Petitioners could not have been rejected only on the ground that they do not fulfill the condition of surrendering on time in respect of the last 2 releases. The impugned order is unsustainable, Court said.Finally, the Court noted that the Jail Superintendent had not considered the third petitioner’s plea which was also in sheer violation of the directions of this Court. The bench observed-“However, we notice that the Petitioner No.3 is similarly placed as the Petitioner Nos.1 and 2. Therefore, we are extending the relief in favour of Petitioner No.3 also in the interest of justice.”Thus, the Jail Superintendent’s order dated August 6 was quashed and set aside. Court held that petitioners are entitled to the benefit of the notification dated May 8 for release on emergency Covid parole and accordingly they be released on emergency Covid parole on such terms and conditions as the Superintendent deems fit and proper in terms of the notification.Advocate SB Talekar along with Advocate Madhavi Ayyapan appeared for the petitioners and Additional Public Prosecutor SD Shinde for the respondent State.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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Author unveils book at signing today

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 “I started the book and worked on it for a long time but then I got busy and got away from it,” she said. “A few years later, I picked it up and decided to finish it, if only for myself.”Vaughan describes the book as a murder-mystery comedy that is autobiographical in a small way and most certainly will include “everyday experiences” of friends, coworkers and former students.The late Scotty Sauers, local legendary umpire, is a character whose name was not change.“I wanted Scotty to be a part of the book,” Vaughan explained. “With a few exceptions, the characters are combinations of people that I have known. Experiences that have accumulated over the years have been woven into the mystery. The setting is Pikeville, which is a town in another state that my brother and I drove through and had an interesting experience.”Vaughan admits that there is a lot of truth in her fiction.Either way, truth or fiction, Jennings said Vaughan’s first novel is an intriguing, fast-paced thriller filled with adventure and humorous undertones that takes mystery writing to new heights.“It was a fun book for me to write and, hopefully, people will have a good time reading it,” Vaughan said. “Maybe it will make people smile and laugh. That’s my hope for the book.” Latest Stories Skip Author unveils book at signing today You Might Like Armchair toss raises funds for good cause read more Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Vaughan, who teaches English at Charles Henderson Middle School, has not seen her novel in print. That won’t happen until around 5 p.m. today when her publisher arrives at the arts center with a box of the books.“My publisher, Dr. Cheryl Jennings of SokheChapke Publishing, wanted to see my face when I first see the book,” Vaughan said. “I’m very anxious and excited.”Vaughan’s first novel, or novella as she prefers to call it, has taken 10 years from idea to reality. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 8:39 pm Monday, September 20, 2010 By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content “I have a couple of high school teachers that I kept up with over the years,” Vaughan said. “One is an English teacher who inspired me to teach and, the other, a Methodist preacher’s wife. I would tell them funny things that happened at school and they encouraged me to write a book.”About 10 years ago, Vaughan was driving home from Florida and thinking about the book she hoped to write.“I’ve always enjoyed mysteries and I was thinking that, if I wanted to murder someone, who would it be,” Vaughan said. “The first thought that popped into my head was ‘my gynecologist.’”And, the story began. Ladies, if you’ve ever wanted to kill your gynecologist, then a book has been written especially for you.“Bottoms Up: AN OBGYN Tale of Suspense” is definitely a girls’ book and it’s a first novel for Trojan Becky Vaughan.The Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy will host a book signing for Vaughan from 5:30 until 7 p.m. today to coincide with the Sept. 21 release of “Bottoms Up: An OBGYN Tale of Suspense.” The public is invited.last_img read more

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Top Job: Rachel Krys, marketing and communications manager, Employers Forum on Age (EFA)

first_imgTop Job: Rachel Krys, marketing and communications manager, Employers Forum on Age (EFA)On 8 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Rachel Krys has joined the Employers Forum on Age as its first evermarketing and communications manager. She will be responsible for developing the group’s communications and itslinks with members, the media and all other stakeholders. She has been appointedto raise awareness of the challenges employers face in preparing for the 2006age legislation, while supporting the organisation’s relationship with itsexisting 160 members. Where were you working before and what were your duties? I was working at Age Concern England as the brand manager responsible forensuring that communications were consistent with the values and mission of thecharity. What do you hope to achieve in your new role? Age diversity in employment is really important as it affects everybody atany age. It’s a new way of looking at equality. The implications of the agediscrimination legislation are monumental and to communicate them effectivelyis a great opportunity and challenge. Which aspects are you most looking forward to? The EFA has a strong reputation for leading the debate on age diversity inthe workforce and promoting best practice. This is a very exciting time to bejoining the organisation as we are helping more and more smart companies gaincompetitive advantage by developing a mixed-age workforce. What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? I once had to produce and deliver 32,000 specially printed Swiss Army Knivesto 18 different countries – all on the same day – for a product launch that hadto be kept secret. The strangest bit was trying to persuade a customs officialin Lithuania that I wasn’t trying to start my own army. They were finallydelivered with 15 minutes to spare. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? I think that HR will become much more strategic and more closely alignedwith marketing. The HR department has a major part to play in the developmentof the corporate brand, as it’s the people in the company who will beresponsible for delivering the brand values and vision. What’s the best thing about HR? When HR is effective it can have an extremely positive affect on business,creating a motivated workforce which really delivers the company’s mission. And the worst? Too often HR is undervalued. This can lead to the HR department using mostof its energy trying to get board level buy-in and not focusing on thestrategic direction of the company. How do you fill your spare time? Mainly relaxing and not doing the DIY I should be doing. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken? Every time I’ve moved job – it’s always paid off though. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? UN observer, because it sounds glamorous and worthwhile – what more couldyou ask for? Krys’ CV2003 Marketing and communicationsmanager, EFA2000 Brand manager, Age Concern1997 Account manager, Incentive Group1996 Sales administrator, Nynex (Cable & Wireless) Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Lundin Energy makes minor oil discovery near Solveig field, offshore Norway

first_imgThe discovery is estimated to have 0.5-1.4 million Sm3 of recoverable oil equivalent in place The West Bollsta drilling facility was used by Lundin Energy for drilling the 16/4-13 S wildcat well. (Credit: Lundin Energy Norway) Lundin Energy Norway has made a minor oil discovery in production licence 359 near the Solveig field in the Norwegian North Sea following the drilling of the 16/4-13 S wildcat well.According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the preliminary estimates indicate the discovery to hold 0.5-1.4 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable oil equivalent.Lundin Energy and other licensees will study the feasibility of connecting the oil discovery to the Solveig field, which is also operated by Lundin Energy Norway.The 16/4-13 S well was drilled nearly 15km south of the Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea, and 190km west of Stavanger.Drilled by the West Bollsta drilling facility, the goal of the exploratory well was to confirm the presence of petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Triassic to Paleozoic Age.The well intersected an oil column of 10m in conglomerate sandstone in the rocks, of which, nearly 7m has moderate to poor reservoir quality.The oil/water contact was established 1,950 metres below the sea surface.Including the water zone, the entire reservoir has conglomeratic sandstones in a thickness of around 380m.NPD stated that extensive data acquisition and sampling were performed.The agency said that 16/4-13 S is the sixth exploration well to have been drilled in production licence 359, which was awarded in APA 2005. Lundin Energy Norway has an operating stake of 65% in the licence and is partnered by OMV (Norge) and Wintershall Dea Norge, which hold stakes of 20% and 15%, respectively.The 16/4-13 S wildcat well was drilled to measured and vertical depths of 2,422m and 2,325m, respectively below sea level and was terminated in Paleozoic rocks.Water depth at the drilling location is 100m.The exploratory well will be plugged permanently and abandoned, while the West Bollsta rig will sail to the Solveig field in production licence 359 for drilling production well 16/4-BA-1H.The Solveig field is expected to begin production later this year.last_img read more

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