Margaret Beckett named as president of No 2 AV campaign

first_imgThursday 25 November 2010 8:19 pm MARGARET Beckett, the former Labour foreign secretary, will today be named as the president of the “No to AV” campaign, which aims to secure a “No” vote in next May’s referendum on the alternative vote.The decision to appoint a Labour stalwart – Beckett was party leader for a short spell in 1994– will be seen as an attempt to prove the cross-party, non-partisan nature of the campaign.““This is so important it has to rise above party politics,” she said yesterday. Other Labour campaigners against AV include former Labour home secretary David Blunkett; ex-deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott; Lord Reid, a serial cabinet minister in Tony Blair’s government; and Lord Falconer, the last Lord Chancellor.Justice secretary Ken Clarke will be a Tory patron opposing AV, along with education secretary Michael Gove; foreign secretary William Hague; former London mayor candidate Steve Norris; and Baroness Warsi, the chairman of the Conservative party. whatsapp Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comcenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Margaret Beckett named as president of No 2 AV campaign More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comlast_img read more

Wanted: four legs, furry faces and wagging tails

first_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Florida Hospital is looking for volunteers and their dogs to serve in the pet therapy program.Man’s best friend can also be man’s best medicine.The wagging tails, sloppy kisses, and paw shakes from a dog can bring much more than laughter to hospitalized patients — it can change the course of their recovery.That’s why Florida Hospital’s volunteer pet therapy program is so important — and why the organization is recruiting more furry friends.From Great Danes to Chihuahuas (and every pooch in between), more than 60 therapy dogs visit Florida Hospital’s patients each day, helping calm their nerves, distract them from the pain and aiding in other ways.During rehabilitation sessions, patients have been known to say their first words to the dogs before they speak to the therapist.“Interacting with therapy dogs takes the patient’s and their family’s minds off the hospitalization. They can laugh, smile and be happy; the dogs bring a sense of hope to a lot of patients and normalizes their stay,” said Meagan Krizek, volunteer services manager at Florida Hospital for Children. “We couldn’t be more thankful to our volunteers for making that a possibility.”So what does it take to be a therapy dog? Prospects need to be at least one year old, house- trained, vaccinated, demonstrate basic obedience skills (such as sit and stay), and welcome strangers. All dogs must be licensed and bonded through Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs International or Intermountain Therapy Animals.Charmaine Sell and her labradoodle Wally have volunteered at Florida Hospital for 10 years.“People from all walks of life interact with animals. There are no social, economic, language or handicap barriers. Dogs intrinsically know who needs help the most,” Sell said. “I am the conductor, but the dog is the music. I’m the one that sets it in motion, but the dog is the therapy.”It’s not just the kids who find joy in dogs — pet therapy equally benefits adults.“Having a volunteer program is wonderful because you don’t feel scared when volunteers come visit you,” said Paulette Myzel, director of Volunteer Services at Florida Hospital. “With volunteers, patients know it’s not going to be a blood test or something medical. They are there to chat with you, be with you and just care for you.” March 11, 2018 at 3:58 pmcenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Those are some cute dogs there in the photo……. Mama Mia Reply TAGSFlorida Hospital Previous articleFire ants: A recipe for motivation and enthusiasm!Next articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The Winged House / K2LD Architects

first_img Year:  The Winged House / K2LD Architects The Winged House / K2LD ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Winged House / K2LD Architects Projects Year:  Singapore CopyAbout this officeK2Ld ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on June 19, 2013Cite: “The Winged House / K2LD Architects” 19 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Singapore Photographs Architects: K2Ld Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ArchDaily 2012 “COPY” Houses “COPY” 2012 Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-Hall+ 15 Share photographs:  Patrick Bingham-HallPhotographs:  Patrick Bingham Hall, Main Contractor:Holden Tiling & Construction Pte LtdM&E Engineer:PTA Consultants Pte LtdStructural Engineer:MSE Engineering & Management ConsultantsQuantity Surveyor:Ian Chng Cost Consultants Pte LtdLandscape:Watermount Gardens Pte LtdInterior Designer:A2zen Consulting LtdProject Team:Ko Shiou Hee, Leong Lai Ping, Elita OngCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsA private family residence situated on a uniquely shaped triangular plot, the Winged House frames the site with two prominent forms – the trapeziums. These forms open towards the main view at the back of the site where 3 existing majestic palms are, and of lush greenery. These embracing forms carve out and frame a middle garden for friendly and private gatherings.Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallIn response to the tropical climate context, the formal exploration took a turn from cutting openings from a pure trapezoid form to separating roof from form.  The form draws from the understanding of traditional Malay architecture where the house itself is climatically responsive to bring comfort to its inhabitants.  The form of the traditional Malay house is reinterpreted into folding trapeziums whilst keeping its climatic purpose of bringing in fresh air into its interior space. Elements such as the extended overhanging eaves and the double pitched roof are adopted into the form.  The extended overhanging eaves are manifested in the form of extensive roof overhangs for the naturally ventilated spaces, which are enjoyed with much shelter and shade even during the seasonal heavy rain downpours.  Save this picture!DiagramsThe traditional double pitched roof is translated into the separation and staggering of the roof form.  This split of the roof achieved a play of light and shadows into the interior space. Spaces such as the double volume Dining room, the 2nd storey passageway and the large Patio are all celebrated with the overlapping split roof and its light play. This slot is further enhanced at night with concealed light fittings illuminating the split. The staggered roof form also creates for the possibility of the penetration of natural ventilation into the living spaces.  Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallMateriality is key to strengthening the relationship of the two winged forms, its space in-between and roof on roof. In the intermediate space between two forms is the main entrance foyer and Living room which is flanked with two feature natural split granite walls, contrasting its heavy presence with the lightness of the roofs and vertical timber lines of the house. Timber is extensively used throughout the house, choosing a lighter species of timber (Burmese Teak) for the underside of the roofs versus the darker wood (Chengai) as the infill medium (ie: the sun-shading screens) to create a play of depth of the façade. The vertical timber screens not only help in providing shade from the harsh sun, but it helps blend the house with the lush vertical tree trunks of the surrounding greenery.Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham-HallThe Winged House, in its formal expressions and material language, results in an abode that sits snugly in its context in a quiet ‘winged’ embrace of the site and dwelling within.Project gallerySee allShow lessShortlist Announced to Design Moscow’s First Park in 50 YearsArchitecture NewsBritish Council Launches Open Call for First Ever Exhibition of Antarctica ArchitectureArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

House Savukvartsi / Honkarakenne

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officeHonkarakenneOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVantaaFinlandPublished on November 09, 2016Cite: “House Savukvartsi / Honkarakenne” 09 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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 Houses 2014 Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House Savukvartsi / HonkarakenneSave this projectSaveHouse Savukvartsi / Honkarakenne ArchDaily “COPY” House Savukvartsi / Honkarakenne Finland Area:  239 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Honkarakenne, Profin, EkolämmöxSave this picture!Courtesy of HonkarakenneRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. A modern eco-home for three generationsSavukvartsi was introduced to the public at the Housing fair 2015 in Vantaa, Finland. It’s an ecological duplex house, designed for three generations of a family. Honka Savukvartsi is an excellent example of a new-generation log home, created with the Honka Fusion concept.Save this picture!Courtesy of HonkarakenneHonka Savukvartsi was designed and built by the architects Jaakko and Elizaveta Parkkonen as their own private home. The house reflects the dream shared by the young couple and their parents of a home for several generations of the same family.Save this picture!Courtesy of HonkarakenneThe house is split into two separate properties, with the larger one occupied by Jaakko and Elizaveta and their son. The smaller property belongs to Jaakko’s parents. The properties share an entrance. If desired, the apartments can be combined to create one larger property.Save this picture!Courtesy of HonkarakenneThe house has the smallest carbon footprint of all the properties showcased at the Vantaa Housing Fair area and is rated B for energy efficiency. Its eco-friendly credentials include natural, low-emission and recyclable materials offering easy maintenance, healthy living and the latest home technology solutions.Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan“The philosophy behind this house is to minimize its climate impact. We used natural and recyclable materials and tried to avoid plastic. The building is heated using solar thermal collectors and a water heating fireplace. The pitch of the roof has been calculated to allow for the perfect angle in relation to the sun. The optimal angle is 35 degrees, and at Savukvartsi, we have gone for 34.” – Jaakko Parkkonen, architect and customerThe young family’s bedrooms are located on the first floor, away from the public areas. The high ceilings add spaciousness and tall French windows let the daylight in. On the first floor, there’s also a home office and a library.Save this picture!Courtesy of Honkarakenne“The soundscape of a log house is quiet. Combined with the natural warmth of genuine wood and the good indoor air quality, it creates a very comfortable living environment.” – The Parkkonen familySave this picture!1st Floor PlanThe grandparents apartment is a compact double of 46 square meters, all located on one floor. The smaller apartment consists of a bedroom, kitchen, living room and a bathroom. The shared living area in the bigger apartment serves both families.The house is created with the non-settling Honka Fusion log (FXL 134) and insulated with wood fiber. The exterior cladding is spruce, treated with iron vitriol to create a beautiful grey finish. Because of the non-settling structure, the log wall could be combined with details like city corners and big windows, free of the wide architraves and settling spaces required in traditional log construction.Save this picture!Courtesy of Honkarakenne“The Honka Fusion wall structure allowed us to design a contemporary log house with urban, minimalistic details. The non-settling log also simplifies the wall structures which ensures that the house will be there for generations to come.” – Jaakko Parkkonen, architect and customerSave this picture!Courtesy of HonkarakenneProduct Description. The house is created with the non-settling Honka Fusion log (FXL 134) and insulated with wood fiber. The exterior cladding is spruce, treated with iron vitriol to create a beautiful grey finish. Because of the non-settling structure, the log wall could be combined with details like city corners and big windows, free of the wide architraves and settling spaces required in traditional log construction.Save this picture!Courtesy of Honkarakenne“The Honka Fusion wall structure allowed us to design a contemporary log house with urban, minimalistic details. The non-settling log also simplifies the wall structures which ensures that the house will be there for generations to come.”Save this picture!Courtesy of HonkarakenneProject gallerySee allShow less10 Models Which Show the Power of Point Cloud Scans, As Selected by SketchfabArticlesStudio Seilern Architects Unveils Plans for Skyscraper in Manhattan’s Art QuarterArchitecture News Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Vantaa, Finland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: Honkarakenne Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Honkarakenne+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Captain’s Residence / i2a Architects Studio

first_imgManufacturers: Greenply, Hettich, Jaquar, Saint-Gobain, Asian Paints, D’decor fabrics, Google, Hafele – Hood Hob & fittings, Johnson Vetrified Tile, MERINO LAMINATES, Yale Projects “COPY” Captain’s Residence / i2a Architects StudioSave this projectSaveCaptain’s Residence / i2a Architects Studio Captain’s Residence / i2a Architects Studio Architect In Charge:Manuraj C.RDesign Team:Manuraj. C.R, Albert Jose, Amal SureshAssociate Architect:Arjun K.JClients:Mr.Jerin Zachariah & familyInterior Execution:1000 Kitchens, ThrissurCity:TiruvallaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyRecommended ProductsEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. Set amidst Southern Kerala’s sumptuous green backdrop of rubber plantations, The Captain’s Residence, captures one’s attention right from the far access. The dwelling morally gels in its natural context with its exemplary features popping out to catch the eye’s gentle attention. We can say that the house stands as a unique representation of tropical adaptiveness wrapped in modernist contemporary design outlook. Our client Mr. Jerin Zachariah, who lives abroad, wished for us to design the house   as an ode to his parents. The permanent residents of the house being Capt. P.C. Zachariah, who was a former Captain in Merchant Navy and his wife Mrs. Ponnamma Zachariah. Hence the name Captain’s Residence.   Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographySave this picture!Section BB’Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographySave this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyThe house is designed in an open plan concept with its active spaces linked together as mutually dependent volumes. The Car porch and much welcoming sit out area are separated using a small coypond and camp jali screens which offers a play of complimenting red and green combination  at the threshold of the house . The living, dining and kitchen spaces, all aligned in a row, have very limited wall separations between them. Thus these spaces which forms the active core of the house remain connected and open all the time. This also helps in overcoming the space constraints due to limited footprint that was available to build . Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyA courtyard is provided beside the dining area and between the bedrooms, bringing in the landscape to the indoors as well.  Camp jali screens provided on either side of the core area and large windows opening towards the outdoor garden area ensures enough cross ventilation and air passage throughout. The courtyard adds life to the space with breathing walls and plants. The house has a total of 3 bedrooms- two on the ground floor and one on the first, which are zoned and placed considering the requested privacy. The interiors are adorned with minimalist furniture and designs in plywood , aiding in increasing the visual capacity of spaces.Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyA color pallete of Red, white and greys are chosen for the house interiors as well as exteriors.The boldness of red balances the subtleness of greys and compliments the indoor and outdoor greens in the most natural way. This same technique of color balancing is used throughout the house , from the interior furniture to the elevation design. This 2300 sq.ft house looks, simple and minimalist at the  very first glance itself with its design features leading the way to it. The laterally spread orientation of the elevation design is subtly disrupted with a cantilevered box , that cuts across and  breaks the massiveness in elevation  into lighter sections. The house balances the space proportions in a way that makes it rooted to its environs. Save this picture!© Turtlearts PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessBeijing Zisheng Courtyard / Jiejie studioSelected ProjectsNoda House / HOAPSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Turtlearts Photography+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Houses India Photographs Photographs:  Turtlearts Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Landscape Execution: 2020 Year:  CopyHouses•Tiruvalla, India Area:  2300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officei2a Architects StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTiruvallaIndiaPublished on April 11, 2020Cite: “Captain’s Residence / i2a Architects Studio” 10 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 Architects: i2a Architects Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Stone art landscape, Thrissurlast_img read more

Barnardos hit by bogus collectors

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy Trading Barnardos hit by bogus collectors 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 September 2009 | News Bogus door-to-door fundraisers are depriving the Ireland’s biggest children’s charity of thousands of euro.The scammers have so far hit homes in Dublin, Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Roscommon posing as collectors for Barnardo’s.Typically the fraudsters say they are taking part in a local event to raise money for the children helped by Barnardo’s. Yolanda Kennedy, the charity’s communications manager, has warned the public to be vigilant and says Barnardo’s does not make door-to-door collections. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  84 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 In the north Dublin suburbs of Malahide and Portmarnock a middle-aged woman collected money claiming she was organising a sponsored walk for the charity.To reassure houseowners who answered her door knock, she gave a local address and said she was fundraising among neighbours. She carried a clipboard and wrote the name of the donor and the amount given on a white pad.Several people became suspicious and contacted the gardai but the woman was not caught. Barnardo’s has expressed concern that people are giving money in good faith under the illusion that their donation will help needy children.“We don’t recommend that our fundraisers make door-to-door collections. We ask them to collect from friends, families and work colleagues,” said Ms Kennedy.www.barnardos.ielast_img read more

Steinle verdict: Bigots call for sanctuary cities boycott

first_imgSan Francisco — Furious, threatening tweets by #45. These were the president’s response to the Dec. 1 acquittal of undocumented migrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on murder and manslaughter charges in the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle. Trump had made this tragic accidental shooting a hallmark of his election campaign as a way to build support for his proposed U.S./Mexico border wall and his threat to deport immigrants.The day after the acquittal, an editorial in the so-called liberal San Francisco Chronicle said that an inmate with Garcia Zarate’s record “could be released on the streets today,” implying that following sanctuary city policies would bring violence. The editorial didn’t explain what in this worker’s totally nonviolent record would make such a release a threat to the community.In 1989 San Francisco was among the first U.S. cities to establish a sanctuary law as part of a national wave of local policies intended to help Central American refugees. ( testimony showed Steinle had been hit with a bullet that had ricocheted off a concrete pier. Prosecutors presented the jury with the choice of first- or second-degree murder or involuntary manslaughter charges. The defense argued that Garcia Zarate had found the gun under a bench on the pier and that it accidentally fired as he unwrapped it from a cloth. (The gun had been stolen from a federal Bureau of Land Management agent’s car several days before.)The prosecution was unable to present any evidence of murderous intent or malfeasance on Garcia Zarate’s part. He was acquitted of the prosecutor’s charges and convicted only as a felon in possession of a firearm.Garcia Zarate had been released by the San Francisco County sheriff several weeks before Steinle’s death, after marijuana possession charges against him had been dropped. That release went against a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement request to hold him.Trump had used Garcia Zarate’s previous release and later acquittal to attack San Francisco and other local sanctuary city policies. In the 24 hours following the acquittal he whipped up an anti-immigrant, right-wing frenzy over the verdict, with thousands calling for a boycott of San Francisco and all sanctuary cities. (’s tweets, in typical fashion, falsify information, claiming erroneously that Garcia Zarate was deported seven times as a violent felon. He had previously been deported five times, but had never been charged with any violent crimes. All charges against Garcia Zarate were drug or immigration related, with no suggestion of violence.As Trump renewed calls to build his border wall, other tweeters pointed out the hypocrisy of boycotting San Francisco after Trump and supporters remained silent following the killing of anti-racist Heather Heyer during a white supremacist rally and counterprotest in Charlottesville, Va. ( the day of Garcia Zarate’s acquittal, eight white supremacists stood outside San Francisco City Hall protesting sanctuary city policies. Two days later, Dec. 3, a group of about two dozen neo-Nazis and white supremacists gathered in front of the White House, using Steinle’s death to call for stricter laws on immigration.Featured speakers there were Richard Spencer, a man now synonymous with so-called “alt-right,” neo-Nazi politics; Matthew Heimbach of the explicitly neo-Nazi “National Socialist” group, the Traditionalist Worker Party; and Mike Enoch, a well-known white supremacist blogger.Despite recent brutal suppression of protest in Washington, D.C., anti-fascist, antifa counterprotesters showed up in twice the numbers. They shouted the right-wingers down with slogans like “Nazi punks, fuck off!” It took only 20 minutes before the Nazi and racist protesters, backed by a police escort, had to disappear. ( have called two events on Dec. 16 under the pretense of “justice” for Kate Steinle and against sanctuary cities and the new California Values Act, SB 54.That state bill, going into effect Jan. 1, 2018, mandates statewide limitations on local law enforcement cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Counterprotests supporting sanctuary cities and SB 54 are in the works.Kate Steinle’s death was a tragic accident. The use of this tragedy to foment anti-immigrant hatred is not only unwarranted, but deeply racist in character. No walls, no deportations, no bans!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Prop. 37 Supporters Shift Focus to Other States

first_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 12, 2012 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE The majority of people in California voted against Proposition 37 – regarding the labeling of genetically modified food – on Tuesday – but advocates for labeling have promised their fight isn’t over. Most of this optimism from advocates comes from the fact their ballot measure received 4.3-million votes. Now they are collecting signatures to put a similar measure on the ballot in Washington state for 2013. Food Democracy Now Executive Director Dave Murphy says his group believes this is a dynamic moment for the food movement – and they are moving forward. The battle in California did have implications for the nation because it could have led to a reduction in the use of genetically modified crops – which account for more than 80-percent of the corn, soybeans and sugar beets grown in the U.S.For this reason – food and biotechnology companies collected 46-million dollars to defeat the measure – while supporters of Prop. 37 raised 9.2-million dollars. Supporters say they have a right to know what is in their food and that genetically engineered crops have not been adequately tested. But the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t require labeling of food for the pure fact that it is genetically modified. The big question now is if food firms will make their own changes – such as voluntarily labeling or reducing the amount of genetically modified crops they use. Prop. 37 Supporters Shift Focus to Other Statescenter_img Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleAgri-Marketers’ Outlook Remains Positive Despite Drought, Livestock LossesNext articleRenewable Energy Groups Look Forward to Next 4-Years Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Prop. 37 Supporters Shift Focus to Other States Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Global coalition from five nations demands “Five Eyes” respect encryption

first_imgNews July 3, 2017 Global coalition from five nations demands “Five Eyes” respect encryption Reports Organisation On 30 June, 83 organizations and individuals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States sent a letter to their respective governments insisting that government officials defend strong encryption. The letter comes on the heels of a meeting of the “Five Eyes” ministerial meeting in Ottawa, Canada earlier in the week. Receive email alerts Reports March 9, 2017 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia March 30, 2017 Find out more The “Five Eyes” is a surveillance partnership of intelligence agencies consisting of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. According to a joint communique issued after the meeting, officials discussed encryption and access to data. The communique states that “encryption can severely undermine public safety efforts by impeding lawful access to the content of communications during investigations into serious crimes, including terrorism.” In the letter organized by Access Now, CIPPIC, and researchers from Citizen Lab, 83 groups and security experts wrote, “we call on you to respect the right to use and develop strong encryption.” Signatories also urged the members of the ministerial meeting to commit to allowing public participation in any future discussions.Read the full letter here.The following quotes can be attributed as indicated:“Massive surveillance operations conducted by the Five Eyes partnership inherently put the human rights of people around the world at risk. The joint communique commits to human rights and the rule of law, but provides no detail as to how these powerful, secretive spy agencies plan to live up to those commitments. We call for public participation and meaningful accountability now; otherwise, those commitments are empty.” – Amie Stepanovich, U.S. Policy Manager at Access Now“Our political leaders are putting people around the world at greater risk of crime when they call for greater powers to weaken our digital security. Security experts and cryptographers are as united in their views on encryption as scientists are on climate change. Politicians need to listen to them before they make decisions that could put us all at risk.” – Jim Killock, ORG“Attempting to undermine the free use and development of strong encryption technology is not only technologically misguided, it is politically irresponsible. Both law enforcement and intelligence agencies have access to more data—and more powerful analytical tools—than ever before in human history. Measures that undermine the efficacy or public availability of encryption will never be proportionate when weighed against their profound threat to global human rights: encryption is essential to the preservation of freedom of opinion, expression, dissent, and democratic engagement. Without it, meaningful privacy, trust, and safety in the digital sphere would not be possible.” — Lex Gill, Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs“Encryption protects billions of ordinary people worldwide from criminals and authoritarian regimes. Agencies charged with protecting national security shouldn’t be trying to undermine a cornerstone of security in the digital age.” – Cynthia Wong, Senior Internet Researcher, Human Rights Watch“Encryption is used by governments, businesses, and citizens alike to secure communications, safeguard personal information, and conduct business online. Deliberately weakening encryption threatens the integrity of governance, the safety of online commerce, and the interpersonal relationships that compose our daily lives. We must not sacrifice our core values to the threat of terrorism: the solution to such threats must entail better protecting our basic rights and the technologies that advance them.” — Christopher Parsons, Research Associate and Managing Director of the Telecom Transparency Project at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs“Calls to undermine encryption in the name of ‘national security’ are fundamentally misguided and dangerous. Encryption is a necessary and critical tool enabling individual privacy, a free media, online commerce and the operations of organisations of all types, including of course government agencies. Undermining encryption therefore represents a serious threat to national security in its own right, as well as threatening basic human rights and the enormous economic and social benefits that the digital revolution has brought for people across the globe.” – Jon Lawrence, EFA“Assurances of strong encryption not only benefit civil liberties and privacy, but the economy as well. A vibrant and dynamic Internet economy is only possible if consumers and users trust the environment in which they’re conducting business. While law enforcement and intelligence services have legitimate concerns over their ability to access data, those concerns need to be balanced with the benefits encryption provides to average users transacting in cyberspace. A strong Internet economy, buttressed by the trust that encryption produces, is vital to national interests around the globe. National policies should support and defend, not weaken and abridge, access to encryption.” – Ryan Hagemann, Niskanen Center“The strength of the tools and techniques that our government and members of the public have and use to secure our nation and protect our privacy is of significant public interest. Transparency and accountability around a nation’s policy regarding the use of encryption is a bedrock importance in a democracy, particularly given the potential of backdoors to put billions of online users at greater risk for intrusion, compromise of personal data, and breaches of massive consumer or electoral databases. The democracies in the ‘Five Eyes’ should be open and accountable to their publics about not only the existence of these discussions but their content, removing any gap between what is being proposed and the consent of those governed by those policies.” – Alex Howard, Sunlight Foundation“Encryption is a vital tool for journalists, activists, and everyone whose lives and work depend on using the internet securely. It allows reporters to protect their confidential sources from reprisal, and to fearlessly pursue stories that powerful actors don’t want told. It offers protection from mortal danger for dissidents trying the communicate under repressive regimes. Undermining the integrity of encryption puts lives at risk, and runs directly counter to the mandate of the Five Eyes Signals Intelligence agencies to keep their citizens safe.” – Tom Henheffer, Executive Director, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression“The answer to concerns on ‘going dark’ is to help bring our law enforcement and counterterrorism officials into the future, not send encryption to the past. We hope to hear back from the Five Eyes that they were looking for how to adapt to digital security measures, not break them to the detriment of everyday Americans and our national security. As Five Eyes leaders work on a strategy to protect against cyberattacks, it is important to have a transparent process and cooperation between governments and civil society without stifling innovation or weakening other parts of security.” – Austin Carson, Executive Director, TechFreedom“Strong encryption is essential for modern society. Broken technologies undermine commerce, security, and human rights.” – Jeramie Scott, EPIC“Any attempt by the U.K. government to attack encrypted messengers would be nothing less than an attack on the right to a private conversation. Far from making the internet safer, by undermining the technology that protects everything from our bank accounts to our private conversations, governments around the world are putting us all at risk. Transparency is vital around any coordinated plans that could jeopardize both our security and our rights.” – Silkie Carlo, Policy Officer, Liberty“We increasingly rely on a secure internet for work, personal relationships, commerce, and politics. While we support justifiable lawful intercept with appropriate oversight, we don’t think we should be seriously weakening the security of the internet to achieve it. Attempts to weaken encryption will do more damage to our society and our freedom than the possible threats it’s meant to be protecting us from. “ – Thomas Beagle, Chairperson, NZ Council for Civil Liberties“All sensitive personal data must be encrypted as a matter of human rights to privacy, especially health data, i.e., all information about our minds and bodies, wherever it exists. Today health data is the most valuable personal data of all, the most attractive to hackers, and the most sold and traded by the massive, hidden global health data broker industry.” – Dr. Deborah Peel, Patient Privacy Rights“We lock our devices for good reason. Introducing backdoors weakens security and violates our right to privacy. The very existence of backdoors means unwelcome guests will come knocking.” — Linda Sherry, Director of National Priorities, Consumer Action Campaigners call for transparency over Home Office meetings with tech companies Journalists: protect your data and communications The dubious but lucrative surveillance business News RSF_en United KingdomUnited StatesAustraliaCanadaNew ZealandEurope – Central AsiaAmericasAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Freedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet United KingdomUnited StatesAustraliaCanadaNew ZealandEurope – Central AsiaAmericasAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Freedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet March 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

The Shade Store Throws a Party

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img The Shade Store in Pasadena threw a Grand Opening Party to celebrate their new Pasadena showroom. If you are not familiar with The Shade Store, what better way to get acquainted.The Shade Store offers consumers the finest quality custom window treatments in a simple, straightforward process that makes custom easy and affordable. Consultants Christi, Meghan, Kathy and Mariko were on hand to make sure all your window treatment questions were answered as well as to make sure you had plenty to nosh and drink.Speaking of nosh, a delightful spread of Wraps, Hummus and Baklava oh my, was provided by Father Nature Lavash Wraps. I must say, some of the finest and freshest Mediterranean fare I have had the pleasure to nosh on.As good as the nosh was, the real star of the evening was The Shade Store itself. The store offers the consumer a bright well-lit interior and atmosphere with which to browse, touch and feel your way to window treatment bliss. And oh yeah, the staff will take good care of you!The Shade Store Pasadena, 133 West Colorado Blvd., (800) 754-1455 or visit Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Gatherings The Shade Store Throws a Party From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 | 2:02 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more