The Seed House / T3arc

first_img Projects CopyHouses•Jiutepec, Mexico Houses “COPY” ArchDaily The Seed House / T3arcSave this projectSaveThe Seed House / T3arc 2011 “COPY” The Seed House / T3arc Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 36 Share Photographs:  Luis Gordoa Text description provided by the architects. This house is located in Jiutepec, Mexico, in a vast terrain that previously produced and sold Fichus trees in one of its boundaries. The idea was that the house would not impact the natural context. Casa La Semilla has been a very quick and simple construction, and thanks to the qualities of concrete, it is difficult to determine the boundary between the inside and outside. Save this picture!© Luis GordoaWe did a house with bounded size that seems very large and it is almost imperceptible from several parts of the site. 

Because trees were planted very close one together, they have grown tall and slim. Our proposal uses the trees as an advantage, covering the south sun while having a completely open facade to them. Save this picture!© Luis GordoaWe managed to cover 200 sqm underpinned by three central columns and a concrete beam that completely crosses them as an inverted pendulum. 

In this way, we managed to have no strut in the rest of the house, and we had the freedom to manage the space under the deck as it best suited us. Save this picture!PlanThe orientation of the house is north, because Jiutepec is a very hot area of the state of Morelos, Mexico. The house only has a master bedroom and a small room for a child; the rest of the house is open, with a bar for cooking and the living and dining areas together with an open view of the landscape.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaIn the south garden, an open area under the Fichus trees allows us to sit at a shaded table, while in the north façade, an open terrace under the sun allows us to enjoy a wooden deck that floats as a pier over a pond that is used in the garden irrigation system. Casa La Semilla is respectful to its surroundings, allowing the inhabitants to live as close as possible to nature.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessXXI Century National Film Archive / Rojkind ArquitectosArticlesYademan Tower / Architecture AtelierArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/147436/the-seed-house-t3arc Clipboard Architects: T3arc Area Area of this architecture project Mexico Photographs Year:  Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/147436/the-seed-house-t3arc Clipboard CopyAbout this officeT3arcOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasJiutepecHouses3D ModelingMexicoPublished on July 13, 2011Cite: “The Seed House / T3arc” 13 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?种子住宅 / T3arc是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

ICT Hub’s new website to help voluntary organisations get more from information communication technology

first_imgICT Hub’s new website to help voluntary organisations get more from information communication technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 August 2006 | News The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Hub has launched a new website to enable voluntary and community organisations to easily access ICT resources.The new site – www.icthub.org.uk will enable VCOs to take practical steps to benefit more from information communication technology.A selection of useful and informative publications are available to order, in addition to free downloadable case studies and articles. The site also highlights a number of regional, local and national events taking place, to give advice and practical tips. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

¡Justicia para Philando Castile!

first_imgMillones de personas vieron el repugnante video de Philando Castile muriendo desangrado en su automóvil el 6 de julio de 2016. El policía Jeronimo Yanez disparó contra el hombre negro siete veces después de detenerlo en Falcon Heights, Minnesota, un suburbio de St. Paul.Millones escucharon a la amiga de Castile, Diamond Reynolds, gritar: “Por favor, no me digas que se ha ido. Por favor, oficial, no me diga que usted acaba de hacer esto a él. Solo buscaba su licencia y registro, señor.” (Associated Press, 7 de julio de 2016)Y ahora millones de personas están indignadas porque el 16 de junio Yanez fue encontrado “no culpable” de homicidio en segundo grado y de dos cargos de descarga peligrosa de un arma de fuego.Tanto Diamond Reynolds como su hija de cuatro años, que estaban en el coche, también podrían haber sido asesinadas. Después de ver a su novio tiroteado, Reynolds fue esposada por la policía.“El sistema sigue fallando a los negros”, dijo Valerie Castile, la madre de Philando Castile (Huffington Post, 16 de junio). Ciento sesenta años después de la infame decisión Dred Scott de la Corte Suprema de EUA, los negros aún carecen, según las palabras del fallo, “de cualquier derecho que el hombre blanco deba respetar”.La noche del veredicto más de 2.000 personas tomaron las calles de St. Paul, comenzando en el Capitolio estatal. La Unidad de Respuesta Urgente #Justice4Philando fue iniciada por muchas organizaciones locales (Fight Back News, 16 de junio).La gente bloqueó la Interestatal 94 y la línea del tren ligero. “Sin justicia, no hay paz, enjuicien la policía” fue una de las consignas. Dieciocho personas fueron arrestadas (CNN, 16 de junio).Seiscientas personas marcharon a través de Harlem, Nueva York, el 17 de junio. Empezaron en la calle 116 y Malcolm X Boulevard y finalizaron frente al Trump Tower en el centro de la ciudad. La policía de Nueva York continuamente trató de bloquear a las/os manifestantes.Vidas de Teamsters negros importanPhilando Castile era un trabajador, miembro del Local 320 de los Teamsters. Había estado empleado en las cafeterías de las escuelas públicas de St. Paul durante 14 años. En el momento de su asesinato, Castile era supervisor de servicios de nutrición en la Escuela Montessori J.J. Hill.Las/os niños amaban a Philando. “Él era [tan] maestro como cualquier maestro en ese edificio”, dijo Joan Edman, un trabajador jubilado de la escuela. “Él recordaba sus nombres. Recordaba quién no podía tomar leche. Sabía lo que podían comer y lo que no podían”, dijo Edman, quien agregó que “quinientos niños reales están directamente afectados”.“Él era una persona amable y afectuosa que trabajaba en la escuela, él no debía estar muerto”, dijo Andrew Karre, cuyo hijo de ocho años va a la escuela Montessori. (Time, 7 de julio de 2016)Nada de esto le importaba a la policía, que detuvo a Philando Castile 52 veces en 14 años (New York Daily News, 9 de julio de 2016). Conducir mientras se es negro es un verdadero delito, y Castile se llevó la pena de muerte.Segunda Enmienda ‘Sólo para los blancos’Philando Castile le dijo al oficial Yanez que tenía un arma y que tenía licencia para portarla. (Chicago Tribune, 14 de julio de 2016). Mientras Castile cumplía con la solicitud de mostrar su identificación, el oficial Yanez lo mató.¿No tienen los afroamericanos el derecho a la Segunda Enmienda de poseer armas de fuego?De hecho, a los negros se les niega incluso el derecho a la autodefensa. Un aparcero negro de diecisiete años, Samuel Osborne, fue enfrentado en su choza en Carolina del Sur por su casero blanco William Walker el 17 de agosto de 1941. Walker estaba borracho y llevaba una pistola calibre .32.Temiendo por su vida, Osborne buscó su rifle y mató a su ofensivo jefe. El derecho de Osborne a la autodefensa no le importó al juez Strom Thurmond, quien sentenció a Osborne a la silla eléctrica (Columna de Lars-Eric Nelson, New York Daily News, 8 de enero de 1999).El súper racista Thurmond sería más tarde elegido gobernador de Carolina del Sur y también pasaría 46 años en el Senado de EUA. El apoyo de Thurmond fue vital para poner a Richard Nixon en la Casa Blanca.Cada vez que la policía mata a una persona desarmada dice que tiene miedo por su vida. Pero matar a un racista borracho que apuntaba un arma, envió a Samuel Osborne a la silla eléctrica. El adolescente negro fue ejecutado el 19 de noviembre de 1943.Cuatro meses después, el Estado Palmetto electrocutó a George Junius Stinney, un niño negro de 14 años, cuyo juicio por cargos falsos de asesinato duró sólo dos horas.El gobernador de California Ronald Reagan firmó la Ley Mulford en 1967, prohibiendo el porte de armas. La Asociación Nacional de Rifle guardó silencio.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Announces 2019 Trade Missions

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces 2019 Trade Missions USDA Announces 2019 Trade Missions By NAFB News Service – Dec 4, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture will sponsor seven trade missions in 2019 to expand export opportunities for U.S. agriculture across the globe. The missions were announced by Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney Tuesday. McKinney says the markets were carefully selected as ones that “offer the best prospects for sales of U.S. farm and food products.”The markets include Taiwan, Canada, Colombia, Vietnam, Kenya, Mexico and the United Kingdom. USDA calls the seven markets the trade missions will visit next year “both developing and established.” In 2018, McKinney says six USDA missions enabled more than 200 U.S. companies and organizations to engage in 3,000 one-on-one meetings with foreign buyers, generating more than $140 million in projected 12-month sales.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCautious Optimism in Agriculture After Major Political Developments on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleTraders Await Tariff Reduction Before Moving U.S. Soybeans to China NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Philippine army “red-tagging” leads to threats, violence against journalists

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped August 14, 2019 Philippine army “red-tagging” leads to threats, violence against journalists June 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Philippines News After one reporter was badly wounded in a shooting last week and soldiers intimidated another the week before, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Philippine military’s practice of turning certain journalists into targets by arbitrarily designating them as “communists.” After the Philippine supreme court decided to extend martial law to new regions in the south of the country, protests were organized, as here on 4 July 2017 in Manila. When martial law is declared, habeas corpus and other rights are suspended and the armed forces take control of the territory (photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP). Brandon Lee, a US journalist based in Ifugao province, in the northern island of Luzon, was picking up his daughter from school on 6 August when he was ambushed and shot several times, sustaining serious gunshot injuries to the face, neck and back, and nearly dying. After being taken to a hospital in Lagawe, the provincial capital, he was transferred in a critical condition to a hospital in nearby Baguio City. RSF_en “Impunity for crimes of violence against journalists is a scourge that must be combatted with the utmost determination. And to this end, the security forces must start by abolishing the form of stigmatization know as ‘red-tagging,’ of which Brandon Lee is the latest victim.” February 16, 2021 Find out more A correspondent for Northern Dispatch (Nordis), a weekly covering northern Luzon, Lee has specialized in covering environmental issues and the difficult conditions of the population in the mountainous region where he lives. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Martial law PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence “We call on the Philippine prosecutor’s office to order an immediate independent investigation to find those responsible for this attempt on the life of a journalist who was just doing his job,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Help by sharing this information Three days before the attack on Lee in the north, members of a local special forces battalion went to the home of  journalist Kristin Lim in Bukidnon province, on the southern island of Mindanao, at around 8:30 p.m. on 3 August and “invited” her to go with them for “questioning.” Because of the nature of his reporting, the army officially classified him as “red” in 2015, meaning he was regarded as a sympathizer of the clandestine Communist Party of the Philippines or its armed wing, the New People’s Army. Known as “red-tagging,” the completely arbitrary practice of labelling persons as “red” or “communist” encourages violence against its victims, especially by paramilitaries. Lee had been “consistently subjected to different threats and harassment, even in social media,” Nordis said. The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. She refused because they had no warrant, but they returned the next morning and harassed her again. Lim, who has also been “red-tagged” by the military and has received threats in the past, used to be the manager of Radyo Lumad, a local radio station that was forced to close in March. It specialized in covering the problems of indigenous peoples, including illegal land expropriation, in a region under martial law. May 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go furtherlast_img read more

Journalist sentenced to year at hard labour for libel

first_img News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” “This is the first time since 1991 that a journalist in Russia has been sentenced to prison for libel,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This is a serious legal precedent that violates international standards of press freedom and we demand that the sentence be cancelled at once,” he said in a letter to Russian prosecutor-general Vladimir Ustinov. “We ask you to do everything you can to ensure he is freed as soon as possible. We also ask you to see that the libel law is amended to remove the provision for jail terms and ensure that journalists can do their job without having to worry about being sent to prison.”Galkin was sentenced at a secret trial by the Kalininsky district court (under articles 129-2 and 130 of the Russian criminal code) for libelling two of the region’s deputy governors, Konstantin Bochkarev and Andrei Kosilov. Kosilov sued in June last year soon after the appearance of three articles in Rabochaya Gazeta that accused governor Piotr Sumin and his aides of embezzlement – “The Real Sumin” (16 April), “Government Patience” (8 February) and “Sumin’s Health” (12 February). Galkin, who has appealed against the sentence, has often criticised local officials and Gov. Sumin and was physically attacked outside his Cheliabinsk home on 14 June 2002.Article 130 (paragraphs 2 and 3) of the criminal code says libel can be punished by up to a year’s imprisonment at hard labour and article 129 provides for a jail term of up to three years without hard labour. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expressed outrage at a year-long prison sentenceat hard labour passed on German Galkin, publisher of the weekly RabochayaGazeta, for libel. It called for his immediate release, abolition of jailterms for libel and steps to ensure journalists can work without having toworry about being sent to prison. Reporters Without Borders expressed its outrage today at the sentencing of Russian journalist German Galkin to a year in prison with hard labour for libelling regional officials in the Urals area of Cheliabinsk.Galkin, publisher of the weekly paper Rabochaya Gazeta, deputy editor of the daily Vecherny Cheliabinsk and head of the local branch of the opposition Liberal Russia party, was arrested as he was travelling to Yekaterinburg. BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information News August 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to year at hard labour for libel to go further May 27, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation last_img read more

Osawa Restaurant Opens in Old Pasadena

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it OLD-top box left Osawa Restaurant Opens in Old Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL RYAN Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 | 7:08 pm Sayuri Tachibe is proud to announce the official opening of Osawa, a uniquely inspired Japanese restaurant featuring Otsumami, Shabu Shabu, and Sushi in Old Pasadena on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 am. With a focus on traditional cuisine and the revered hospitality of Japan, Osawa will emphasize carefully purveyed ingredients prepared with skill and innovation in a welcoming setting.Sayuri, who joined the Chaya Restaurant family as a hostess at Chaya Brasserie in 2002, later to become a lunch manager and eventually meet her husband, long time Chaya Corporate Executive Chef, Shigefumi Tachibe, has a genuine respect for what can happen when modern ideas fuse with more traditional ones. A former model and flight attendant, Sayuri also has a high regard for the Japanese tradition of Omotenashi, or hospitality: the exquisite Japanese art of welcoming and serving guests. “Omotenashi is a word you have to translate with your heart.” says Sayuri, “It means that we truly care about our customers and strive to provide the right amount of personalized service at the right time.”Sayuri is proud to introduce as her Chef de Cuisine, Chef Norio Yoshikawa, a 30-year veteran of the Japanese kitchen, recognized for his work at both Katsuya and Kagaya in Los Angeles. Norio brings to Osawa well-honed skills and a genuine desire to make guests feel welcome and relaxed. Norio’s inspired menu at Osawa begins with Otsumami, Japanese tapas-like food, both raw and cooked, customarily served with alcohol. Osawa’s Otsumami is the kind of food diners will savor with friends after work, or before a movie, with a flight of sake or beer from Osawa’s eclectic list of sakes, beer, and wine.A few of Norio’s standout cooked Otsumami innovations include the Shishito Tempura Stuffed Spicy Tuna with Sweet Soy and the Grilled Hokkaido Scallop with Nori Pesto Butter. Jidori Kara-age with Shiso Balsamic Ponzu is an update on the bite sized fried chicken typically seen on Izakaya menus, as is the Agedashi Tofu (deep friend tofu in broth) with Tomato and Ginger Dashi Broth. The careful consideration for ingredients is evident in every Otsumami item, and diners are encouraged to expand their palettes with offerings such as the Tender Beef Tongue and Furofuki Daikon with Shaved Kelp, or the Seafood Cigar with To-Ban-Jan Mayo. At the top of the raw Otsumami menu is King Salmon Ceviche with Yellow Chili Lemon Soy, followed by an Ahi Tuna Tataki with Avocado, Popped Wild Rice and Sesame Ponzu.Sayuri and Norio are particularly proud of their sophisticated and fresh Shabu Shabu menu. With Norio at the helm, this is not your boiler-plate shabu shabu experience. Each ingredient for this otherwise customary fare has been carefully cultivated, such as the Kurobuta Pork, a distinctly rich white meat selected for its marbling, as well as the USDA Prime Rib Eye and Market Fresh Seafood. For a lusher, more opulent shabu shabu experience, Osawa will offer Saga Beef, one of the highest grades of Wagyu beef being produced in Saga prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, popular for its fine marbling and sweet rich flavor. Accompaniments like the Ponzu and Soy Sauces are all made in house, and the Sesame Sauce in particular, made with over 30 ingredients, will give a burst of pungent flavor to every luscious bite.Osawa’s Sushi will be an equally exquisite experience utilizing only the freshest seafood available each day. Carefully cultivated ingredients prevail here too, such as Norio’s choice of Akasu(Red Vinegar), for his sushi rice. “Due to the long processing time, Red Vinegar is more rare and expensive,” says Norio, “but it gives the rice a sweet fragrant flavor that balances perfectly with the fish.” Notable Sushi items include the Ahi Tuna, the Unagi, and the Santa Barbara Uni. Amongst several rolls that should not be missed is the Osawa Dragon Roll, filled with spicy tuna and topped high with cucumber, eel and avocado.The lunch menu may be the hidden gem at Osawa. The Kurobuta Pork Ginger is a marinated sliced pork with caramelized onions in a ginger sauce, served alongside organic cabbage and Koda Farms 50% polished heirloom organic brown rice. Known for its delicate flavor and health attributes, this lightly textured rice has been produced in California’s Central Valley for over 80 years. Cold Tsukemen Udon Sesame Sauce will be an experience unto itself. Tsukemen, literally meaning “dipping noodles”, is accompanied by cucumber, kale, daikon, and kaiware, and dipped, bite by delicious bite, in a zesty sesame sauce. Considered the ultimate comfort food, the Japanese Home Style Beef Curry Rice is made from a curry consisting of 25 kinds of spices and served quite pleasingly “gravy style”.In keeping with the subtle art of Omotenashi, Sayuri and Chef Norio will seek to personalize service for both the experienced diner and those new to Otsumami, Shabu Shabu, and even Sushi. So, diners should not be astounded here when they are not provided with a fork. The name shabu shabu comes from the sound you make as you gently swish your chopstick-held morsels of thinly sliced meat, vegetables, and noodles in the steaming broth. This is one of the many quintessential traditions being upheld at this particularly modern Japanese restaurant.Osawa will be open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and for dinner on Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and on Sunday from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information or reservations, please call Osawa directly at (626) 683-1150. 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The Long Journey – Mental Health Month

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe She told her sister that she’d danced that day for her high school counselor.Not hardly the truth, I reasoned.Calling the school the following day, my daughter’s counselor said not only had she danced but she had climbed on his desk to do so.“And you didn’t telephone me to tell of this unusual behavior” I asked in bewilderment.“No,” he answered without even a bit of hesitation and went on to say, “that’s how these kids act.”These kids? My 15-year-old kid spent her life in the school library, the public library or Vroman’s Bookstore roaming the stacks and the aisles reading, reading, reading.That’s how these kids act? My kid even read every bit of printed words on every cereal box that came out of the cupboard for breakfast.Dancing? She’d never even gone to a party. And back to her reading, ever since the 2nd grade she’d be in her bed hiding under covers with a flashlight hoping no one would detect her reading after the household “Lights Out” announcement.The counselor was the first, but as my daughter’s mental illness progressed, he was simply one of the many professionals who stood in the way of our recognizing and addressing her mental health diagnosis that, in those days, was called manic depression but is now labeled bi-polar.A mother’s word isn’t worth very much when it comes up against mental health professionals.When you’re low-income and a minority, it’s even worse. It’s hell getting the mental health services that are needed.There’s no manual on the typical household bookshelf that warns a parent of mental health issues coming into their household.Dancing for the counselor? Looking for attention, I determined.Then came the sandwich she made with bread, grass from the yard, cracked raw eggs with the shells spread attractively on the crust.The journey began.“She’s perfectly normal for a teenager,” one mental health professional declared. Another reasoned that I wanted the perfect child. Others said she was articulate and very intelligent.It didn’t help to finally find a service provider that accepted Medi-Cal because those programs were totally inadequate.Finally, because I knew somebody, who knew somebody, who knew somebody at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, we were on our way.But not before another manic episode occurred and daughter was picked up by the Pasadena Police. She was admitted to the State Hospital and was there while I worked to finalize her admission at UCLAThe Director of the State facility discharged her, while still in a manic mode, due to, I was told, my “believing she should be somewhere better.”Getting help for those with mental health problems should be as smooth as finding a dentist – it isn’t.Patients don’t understand what’s happening to them. Their family members don’t know either, and the search for adequate care is a perpetual nightmare.May is Mental Health Month – really? First Heatwave Expected Next Week center column 5 The Long Journey – Mental Health Month By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Monday, May 23, 2016 | 4:04 amlast_img read more

Harmless sawfly stirs a hornet’s nest in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Advertisement The insect found in Limerick last week, which was identified as a Great Pine Sawfly.The insect found in Limerick last week, which was identified as a Great Pine Sawfly.The mysterious insect, that a city shop assistant on Cruises Street feared was a killer Asian Hornet last week, has been identified by John Breen of the University of Limerick’s Department of Life Sciences.“It is not a hornet. There is nothing to worry about. He is not a he – ‘he’ is a she. What looks like a giant sting is in fact a tube for laying eggs. It is an interesting species. I prefer to call it the Great Pine Sawfly, sometimes it is called a wood wasp, but it is not a wasp – it’s a sawfly and the scientific name is Urocerus gigas,” John explained.“The male of the species is not as spectacular looking as it doesn’t have an egg-laying tube. Even though that egg-laying tube looks dangerous and sting-like, these insects are harmless to humans.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Its larvae live in dead wood — not decaying wood, just wood, which is a few years dead.“It is good practice in forests to leave some cut tree trunks lying around to provide a home for species like this”, he advised.Female Ichneumon Wasp which lays her eggs into the larvae of the Great Pine Sawfly. The “sting” is an egg-laying tube. Picture taken on the South Circular Road, Limerick, August 2005. Picture: John Breen.“Great Pine Sawflies seem to be more common this year – just last week, a Cork radio station contacted me as someone had seen three of these in his garage. In that case it was likely that there was untreated, or badly treated, timber used: one might fly in to a garage, but three would be unusual. Or maybe he had a pile of firewood which was a few years old?”“So, the larvae develop in dead pine wood. This species has a parasite, an Ichneumon wasp which has an even more spectacular egg-laying tube. She lays her eggs into the larvae of the Great Pine Sawfly, and they live on the sawfly larvae.“The sting found in bees, wasps and ants evolved from the egg laying tube such as those in the sawflies and ichneumon wasps. That is why male bees, or drones, do not have any sting as they never had an egg-laying tube”, he added.by Alan [email protected] Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin TAGSAsian hornetGreat Pine SawflylimerickUniversity of Limerick’s Department of Life Sciences Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Previous articleSoccer – Limerick sides ready for FAI Cup clashesNext articleInvestigation into illegal dumping in Thomondgate Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook NewsHarmless sawfly stirs a hornet’s nest in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 19, 2016 1319 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Limerick TD calls for speedy remedy to pensioners’ plight

first_imgFacebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Willie O’Dea TDLIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called on Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty to speed up a remedy for pensioners who are on reduced payments because they took time out of the workforce.The issue mainly concerns women who left paid employment to raise children and particularly those affected by the marriage ban.Deputy O’Dea has said the numbers involved were continuing to grow and that some pensioners were dying without receiving a timely remedy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are dealing with pensioners here. They do not necessarily have years and years to wait,” he said.More political news here Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSDeputy Willie O’DeaFianna Fáillimerickmarrige banpensioners Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement NewsPoliticsLimerick TD calls for speedy remedy to pensioners’ plightBy Bernie English – January 14, 2018 1491 Previous articleCollaborations and tours – Irish Chamber OrchestraNext articleOld photographs give rare insight into social history of Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedinlast_img read more