first_img Projects Manufacturers: B-K Lighting, Benjamin Moore, Boffi, Delta Light, ELP, Edge, InSinkErator, Kohler, Miele, RAB Lighting, Rajack, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Stone Source, Subzero/Wolf, TechLighting, Toto, Walker Zanger, Waterworks, Zuma, Acor, +8Arcadia Custom, Calazzo, Cor-Ten steel, Custom, Grant, Kallista, Valders Stone & Marble, Westhampton Glass & Metal-8 Products translation missing: 2013 Save this picture!© Michael MoranText description provided by the architects. Located within a private oceanfront community established in the 19th century, this residence is for a young couple looking for a home that would accommodate their growing family and reflect their modern lifestyle. Due to its history, most houses in the neighborhood are more conservative in design and scale than surrounding contemporary oceanfront communities. As a result, the clients desired a modern home that would fit within it’s historic context while embracing the modest scale of the property.Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe design meets these goals by referencing the nearby agrarian vernacular buildings, specifically gabled potato barns embedded in the ground. A unique structural system was employed to create a false ground plane that slopes up from grade to the second floor, masking the scale of the house when viewed from the street. The structure consists of 7” thick glue-laminated wood beams supported by steel girders and columns. This structure eliminates the necessity of traditional wood framing and structural elements and was left exposed as the finished ceiling surface throughout the ground level spaces.Save this picture!© Michael MoranThe unique structure allows for a number of design opportunities: the material transitions seamlessly from inside to outside as a 12’ by 90’ long cantilever, stairs treads are cut from the same material to express its thickness, and cylindrical recesses are carved out of the wood ceiling to transform surface mounted fixtures into unique lighting elements. This method of carving continues throughout the design as casework and custom furniture. Most notably, the Family Room sofa is fabricated out of the massive glue-laminated wood beams and carved out to create side tables and drink rails.Save this picture!© Michael MoranWhile the first floor is dedicated to guests and entertaining, the second floor is reserved for the family. The elevated ground plane that surrounds the family bedrooms is planted with native grasses. Within the plantings, intimate outdoor spaces are carved for small gatherings, including a fire pit and spa with views of the ocean. Sloping portions of the elevated ground plane include paths to connect the family areas with the more public entertaining areas on grade.Save this picture!Floor PlanMaterials traditionally used on agricultural buildings are selected for their low maintenance, durability, and ability to gracefully weather over time. Cedar and weathering steel are executed in nontraditional ways. Alaskan yellow shakes monolithically clad the roof and sidewalls. The shake coursing exposure is four times larger than the typical coursing to reduce the apparent scale of the house. The weathering steel references the corrugated steel often used on barn roofs. Weathering steel self seals to create a durable, low maintenance cladding. The warm, earthy tones of these materials blend with the weathered landscape that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Michael MoranSurrounding contemporary oceanfront communities are becoming known for their overdevelopment and disconnect from their surrounding environment. By referencing the local vernacular and elevating the ground plane, this large house is rooted within the landscape and becomes a cohesive addition to the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Michael MoranProject gallerySee allShow lessSex and Real Estate, Reconsidered: What Was the True Story Behind Mies van der Rohe’…PublicationsPORT Urbanism and R2 Companies Propose Plan to Revitalize Chicago’s Goose IslandArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEast HamptonJersey CityUnited StatesPublished on July 03, 2015Cite: “Pierson’s Way / Bates Masi Architects” 03 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave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! 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first_img Apartments ArchDaily “COPY” CopyApartments, Residential•San Julián, Malta CopyAbout this officeArchitrend ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialSan JuliánMaltaPublished on April 22, 2019Cite: “B House / Architrend Architecture” 22 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?B住宅,屋顶泳池让居住更舒适 / Architrend Architecture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 Manufacturers: Flos, Artedil di Vasile Popescu, Filippetto Srl, La Luce Ragusa, Parolux, Sicil cima, Spazi Privati Ragusa Architects: Architrend Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Local Architect:Martin FarrugiaConstruction Company:Costruzioni TizianoClients:PrivateDesign Team:Architrend ArchitectureCity:San JuliánCountry:MaltaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Moreno MaggiRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The project occurred after the demolition and reconstruction of a terrace house in the city of St. Julian, Malta making it more functional to the needs of the family.Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiSave this picture!© Moreno MaggiLocated in a neighborhood formed by traditional buildings, the house’s main façade has a unified design, a double skin formed by a totally glazed elevation covered by a system of sliding aluminum louvers and delineated by a frame of reinforced concrete. Hence creating a fresh atmosphere inside the house and giving the building a special identity from the outside.Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiFrom Inside the project is characterized by a linear scale, with single flight of stairs, and double height for the entrance lobby facing the fully glazed patio, that creates the interaction between the interior spaces and the garden, while increasing the natural sun light inside the house.Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiOn the rooftop, in front of the penthouse, a swimming pool is located and surrounded by a wooden deck, giving a wonderful view of the Malta’s coast.Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiProject gallerySee allShow lessA.S. House / BLT ArquitectosSelected ProjectsUR London Flagship Store / DOMANISelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:San Julian, MaltaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Moreno Maggi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Moreno Maggi+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year: center_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects B House / Architrend ArchitectureSave this projectSaveB House / Architrend Architecture 2019 Gaetano Manganello, Carmelo Tumino Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard B House / Architrend Architecture Maltalast_img read more

first_img 2019 Projects Area:  165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: Focus, RHEINZINK, Profin, Roma, Alugan, Finnglass, Klas 1, Triofloor Products translation missing: Photographs:  Marc Goodwin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Marc Goodwin+ 37Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Finland 3 Square House / Studio PuistoSave this projectSave3 Square House / Studio Puisto ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  CopyHouses•Finland 3 Square House / Studio Puisto Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Studio Puisto Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio PuistoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookFinlandPublished on January 24, 2020Cite: “3 Square House / Studio Puisto” 24 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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” Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – SlimfocusPartner Architects:Mikko Jakonen, Emma Johansson, Sampsa Palva, Heikki Riitahuhta, Willem van BolderenDesign Team:Pauliina KujalaLighting Design:Lighting Design CollectiveContractor:Rakennuspalvelu Ri-Li OyRoof & Facade Zinc Work:PeltipeiteWalnut Surfaces & Fixed Furniture:TM Team KYCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinText description provided by the architects. The building is approached from the south through a dense spruce forest, as the lake landscape slowly opens to the right on the east side. The spruce forest forms a natural and characteristic back wall for the construction site. It acts as a strong visual barrier along the western boundary of the plot, but also softens the place’s otherwise open sound landscape and adds a gentle, dark tone to it. At the beginning of the design, the plot was almost treeless and only one maple tree had to be removed to make room for the building. The rhythmic line of birches by the shore is an essential feature for the landscape opening from the interior of the house, and it also provides privacy when viewing the building from the lake. The steep stone embankment of the shore is repeated with the paving stones of the lower part of the house. The exact location of the building was largely determined by the views. The more north you move on the plot, the more the lake landscape opens, on the other hand, the shortest distance to the shore was precisely determined. The old sauna by the shore had to be moved slightly in order to get the best view. Views have been sparingly opened towards the closest neighbor, located northwest, and towards the under-grown tree layer facing north, and the house is more enclosed in that direction. Instead of covering the large glass surfaces with interior curtains, a sun-blind was integrated into the outer surface of the wall structure, which does not allow heat radiation to enter but allows views to the landscape to be enjoyed from inside the house.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe building consists of three interlocking square masses. The locations of the spaces in different masses are strictly distributed according to the functions; the main mass contains the living, sleeping and dining areas, and the smaller ones have sauna and utility facilities, garage and technical facilities. The core of the main mass and the side masses are within the same coordinate system, which clarifies the connections between the spaces and calms the spatial experience. The basic idea behind the main mass is the core of the open square space, where all the fixtures are integrated and much of the functionality is located. The core has been shifted from the coordinate system of the main mass so that the use of the spaces between it and the outer walls could be optimized. The hallway, sleeping areas, entertainment corner, and study are located in caverns created within this spatial distribution. Inside the core are a utility room, toilets, and a walk-in closet. There is no traditional division into rooms, but spaces can be separated from one another by sliding doors if desired. The nature of the spaces varies greatly due to large glass surfaces and powerful openings to the landscape. The landscape itself is the most important element of the interior, which is alive and constantly changing according to the time of day and the seasons. On the lakeside, the floor height of the building is clearly higher than the surrounding terrain to give the impression of floating above the lake. Similarly, the atmosphere of the spruce forest can be sensed in the living area, located in the western corner of the house, which has been raised to the height of the forest brush. This side is rooted in the ground, and less natural light seeps into space so the experience is closer to that of the forest atmosphere.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinDesign at its various stages throughout the project has been executed in close collaboration with the client.  Experiences, atmosphere, materiality, nature of light and other starting points of the design were thought through and tuned well in advance of the actual design of the space. The design and construction schedule were extraordinarily long, which has resulted in a house that both designers and clients are very happy with – a relief after living with the hectic atmosphere of modern construction.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinTo quote the client, “each of the three previous personal construction projects I have undertaken felt purely physical. Not only construction but also the end result. This is the first building where it feels like something spiritual is involved.”Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe exterior of the building is unambiguously distributed in terms of materials. The doors and windows are 2.3 meters high. Everything in this height all around the building is either glass or wood that has been oil painted black. All above and below this 2.3-meter-high zone is Rheinzink pre-patinated sheet zinc. The terraces and the stairs leading to the shore are made of larch. The interior material palette is also clear: the core, with all its surfaces and fixtures, is oiled walnut. Outside the core, the walls and ceilings, as well as the vertical structures, are black oil stained pine. The floor is made of black oil waxed oak parquet. The sauna and washrooms form a contrast to the dark main mass with paraffin-oiled alder on all surfaces. The shower has a ceramic tile that matches the wood.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe special atmosphere of the spaces is largely due to the use of natural light and the different gloss levels of naturally treated wood surfaces. The design of the building’s spaces is not afraid of darkness but has turned it into a strength.  The building has places with a huge amount of light and places where you can curl up into the shadows. Always according to the situation and mood. The principle of artificial lighting has been to illuminate only where necessary, bringing light to where you need it most and creating a safe and cozy atmosphere. The light is centered on the walnut core, which glows like a warm element when viewed from the outside. Outside, mainly the walkways are illuminated, but also a few trees as focal points in order to make it easier to see outside when it is dark.Special attention has been paid to detail in the design and particularly to the fact that a well-designed and executed minimalist detail does not scream with its existence but remains discreetly in the background. This calms and clarifies the site, creating the feeling that everything is comfortably under control and in place. A large number of details and e.g. molding-free construction has demanded extreme precision from the workers and thanks to their professional skills, the end result presents extraordinary harmony.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe building warms up with geothermal heat. It features underfloor heating and electrically heated windows. The garage and the wet rooms are built on a load-bearing slab, otherwise, the building has a wooden frame. The wooden frame walls, floors, and ceilings have wood fiber insulation, plastic has not been used in the structures.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Billion New Homes to be Created in the Next 80 YearsArchitecture NewsSasaki Envisions a Sustainable, Equitable, and Resilient Kabul CityArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

first_img Dundee-based Guerilla Tea creates mobile, handheld and online games.Amy Carton, citizen science lead for Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re right at the start of a world-first initiative that will result in a game that we hope hundreds of thousands of people across the globe will want to play over and over again and, at the same time, generate robust scientific data analysis.“Combining complicated cancer research data and gaming technology in this way has never been done before and it’s certainly no mean feat but we’re working with the best scientific and technology brains in the business, we’re ready for the challenge and believe the results will have global impact and speed up research.” Citizen scienceCharities and not-for-profit organisations have been inviting individuals to help them interpret large amounts of data for over 13 years, starting with ‘community computing’ projects like [email protected] to today’s Zooniverse. Cancer scientists generated petabytes of data, but sometimes this can only be analysed effectively by the human eye.GeneGame is Cancer Research’s second citizen science project. It launched Cell Slider in October 2012 to encourage the public to classify archived breast cancer samples. Over 200,000 people have already visited the project’s site and made more than 1.6 million classifications.Dr Joanna Reynolds, director of science information, Cancer Research UK, said: “In just three months, citizen scientists had analysed data that would typically take our scientists 18 months to do and early indications of the accuracy are promising. With GeneGame we are being bolder, braver and bigger and we hope that by the end of the year we’ll have a game that not only is fun to play but will play a crucial role in developing new cancer cures sooner – ultimately saving lives.”Photo: cancer cell and lymphocytes by Juan Gaertner on  59 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 July 2013 | News ‘GeneGame’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The citizen science game, currently referred to as ‘GeneGame’, will be designed for anyone with a smartphone to spend five minutes playing, which will involve analysing Cancer Research UK’s gene data. It will be launched later this year. Cancer Research UK to create mobile phone game to seek cures 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. Cancer Research UK has appointed games and software development agency Guerilla Tea to build the charity’s first mobile phone game that will combine fun and pinpointing new genetic causes of cancer.Games expert and Channel 4’s games commissioner Colin Macdonald helped the charity select the agency.The appointment follows the charity’s GameJam event in March 2013. Senior cancer scientists joined over 50 technology experts covering gaming, graphic design, computer programming, and specialists from Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Google and games technology academics from City University London and Omnisoft. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMembers of Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) fighttakeover of Milwaukee schools by Wall Street.The “Opportunity Schools Partnership Program” was introduced to the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on May 19. With only an hour for committee members to read the plan, “debate” began at about 8:15 p.m., with an affirmative vote at 2 a.m. No public comment was allowed at the hearing. The plan has been sent to the Senate and Assembly, with the goal of being included in the 2015-17 state budget.The Milwaukee Teacher Education Association said: “This motion is one of the most extreme collections of anti-public education legislation the state has seen. It includes the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) takeover plan, special needs vouchers, and statewide expansion of vouchers. … Legislators intensified their war against Wisconsin’s public schools …, using the budget to avoid a democratic process, dismantle public education and attack some of the most vulnerable students in our state.” (, May 20)Modeled after similar austerity legislation and policies in cities with large communities of color, such as Detroit and Philadelphia, the Milwaukee plan would take over so-called “failing” schools in the Milwaukee Public School system and hand them over to capitalist corporations to operate.The OSPP would be run by a commissioner to be appointed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, a leading capitalist in the Wisconsin Democratic Party. The commissioner would have parallel authority with the elected MPS School Board and would be accountable only to the county executive.Racist attack on public educationThe schools listed as potential targets — 55 public schools — have predominantly Black or Latino/a student populations and are in parts of the city devastated by decades of deindustrialization and lack of social-safety nets. All MPS workers at schools taken over would be fired and forced to reapply for their jobs. They would have to waive their right to be represented by a union to be considered for rehire. (, May 20)Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 budget includes numerous other attacks on public education, including the proposed elimination of Chapter 220, the only educational program in Milwaukee designed to reduce racial segregation in public schools and improve equal opportunity for oppressed students.This latest attack on MPS is part of a decades’ long war by Wall Street on public education in Milwaukee targeted specifically at Black and Brown communities and unions. This industrial city was the first major urban center in the United States used as a laboratory for “school choice.” In 1990 Milwaukee became the first city with a “voucher” program for parents to use toward tuition at a private or religious school. The top Wisconsin court gave its OK to this program.Since their implementation in Milwaukee, “voucher” schools have taken more than $1 billion in taxpayer money away from public schools, with minimal public accountability. The defunding of public schools has resulted in larger class sizes, less individual attention to students and less access to art, music, libraries and physical education in the city’s public schools.Fightback emergingMilwaukee Public School system has suffered the severest budget cuts in its history since Wall Street-servant Walker became governor in 2010. Not only has it lost funding of hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s been forced to lay off hundreds of teachers and close several schools.Higher education in Wisconsin has suffered the most cuts in its history during this period as well.A mass people’s fightback is emerging, centered in Milwaukee, that is demanding the OSPP be taken out of the state budget. The MTEA, Wisconsin Jobs Now and student groups like Youth Empowered in the Struggle, all members of the Schools and Communities United coalition, are leading the fight against the latest austerity proposal.A school defense rally will take place May 27 at Auer Avenue Elementary School. The event is called “Auer Community Is Not Your Colony.” Participants, including parents, students, community and union members, plan to physically surround the school in solidarity with each other.In a statement about the action, organizers say this effort “will be the first in a series of citywide actions to raise public awareness of what our schools and communities are facing, and how all of our communities can join in the fight to keep democratic control of our schools. OUR SCHOOLS, OUR SOLUTIONS! Join us!” ( is supporting the May 27 Auer action and mobilizing for it citywide. It statement reads: “Wealthy right-wing politicians want to take away our public schools. Join us to defend Auer Avenue School (24th Street, just north of Burleigh). We will fight the takeover school by school!” (YESstudents on Facebook)For more information, visit and #DontMessWithMPS, #NoMPSTakeover.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsUS News The fight to find an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination is a frustration residents in D.C.’s Blackest neighborhoods face — experts say due to inequity. Churches are using a little faith to fight for better access. Twitter Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on vaccinecenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Print Article “People may not realize that we have 23 arts-related business in Pike County that employ 35 people,” she said. “That’s not a huge percentage of the people employed but it is significant and that number is growing. Nationally, 702,771 businesses are involved in the creation or distribution of the arts and they employ 2.9 million people. Percentage wise, that also might not seem like a lot but 2.9 million is a lot of jobs.”The keynote speaker for the Arts Advocacy Day was Jeff Poulin, arts education program coordinator, Americans for the Arts based in Washington D.C.“He encouraged all of the arts organizations to be active advocates for the arts in Alabama,” Pritchett said. “Arts funding has been on the decline on the national level as well as the state level and we must lead the charge in letting people know the importance of the arts in education and in our daily lives.”Pritchett and White took the opportunity to be shuttled to the Alabama State House to visit with the State Legislators. Arts advocates speak with singular voice Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 4:00 am Friday, March 13, 2015 You Might Like Needtobreathe headlines Troy University’s spring concert Christian rock band Needtobreathe will headline Troy University’s spring concert on Friday, April 23, 2015. The American Christian/rock band Needtobreathe… read more This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Next UpArts Advocacy Day was an opportunity to explore ways and means for arts advocates to communicate the importance of the arts to leaders within their communities and across the state.“As arts advocates from around the state, we gathered to learn how to express our passion for the arts constructively through educational training and other avenues,” Pritchett said. “Arts are an integral part of life. Making and supporting public policy in the arts boosts economic development, increases student achievement and enhances our communities.”Pritchett said the arts play an important role in all communities and Pike County is no exception. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “We met with Pike County’s state representatives, Rep. Alan Boothe and Sen. Jimmy Holley, and Sen. Gerald Dial, who is a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees and comes to Troy often,” Pritchett said. “We made an appeal to them, as they are making the new budget, not to make cuts to the arts.“We sat in the balcony as the House of Representatives opened the new session. This legislative session is most critical to the arts because the governor’s proposed budget removes all arts funding from the Education Trust Fund and places it in the General Fund. The General Fund is running a deficit and is in a budge crisis, which could prove detrimental to arts funding.”Pritchett said the goal of Alabama’s arts advocates is to show Alabama’s policy makers that the arts matter to the citizens of the state, and to elicit active support for arts funding across the state. 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? 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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 Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen By Secrets Revealed Johnson Center Executive Director Vicki Pritchett and Development Director Wiley White participated in Alabama Arts Advocacy Day in Montgomery on Wednesday. More than 100 arts advocates participate and took advantage of the opportunity to meet with their state representatives at the Alabama State House. Pritchett is pictured with Alan Boothe, state representative from Pike County.Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center for the Arts executive director, and Wiley White, the center’s development director, joined more than 100 arts advocates from across the state this week at the Alabama Arts Advocacy Day in Montgomery.Donna Russell, executive director, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, said the purpose of Arts Advocacy Day was to bring arts advocates from across the state together so, as stockholders of the arts in Alabama, they could speak with one voice.“The program featured speakers who shared how the arts have affected their lives and their careers and how the creative industry affects the state’s economy,” Russell said.last_img read more

first_imgBlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(AURORA, Colo.) — A Colorado district attorney expressed frustration Thursday at not being able to prosecute an Aurora police officer who was found passed out drunk in his car last year, calling the department’s failure to launch a DUI investigation a double standard meant to protect one of its own.Officer Nathan Meier was found unresponsive in his city-owned police car parked in the middle of an Aurora street on March 29, 2019. Meier was armed and in uniform. Officers, including Deputy Chief Paul O’Keefe who was the first police official on the scene, reported smelling a faint smell of alcohol on Meier and in his vehicle.“He’s a little intoxicated,” one lieutenant tells another in a conversation captured on body-worn camera footage.Despite the apparent signs that the officer was intoxicated, District Attorney George Brauchler says O’Keefe later told internal affairs investigators that he felt he didn’t have enough evidence for a DUI investigation and that he “erred on the side of protecting [Meier].”“I am incredibly frustrated,” Brauchler said. “Bottom line is if one of us had been in that car, and not officer Nathan Meier, do I think it would it have been treated differently? I do.”Brauchler stopped short of calling the incident a cover-up, saying it appears to be an anomaly and praising the Aurora police department overall.“I think this became an ‘ignorance is bliss’ moment,” Brauchler said. “I don’t think it’s a cover-up, but it’s a couple blocks from it.”The Aurora Police Department has not yet offered a formal response, but told ABC News that Meier remains employed in a “non-enforcement capacity”.Brauchler said none of the eight Aurora police officers on scene told firefighters or EMS personnel that they had smelled alcohol. As a result, paramedics suspected Meier might have been experiencing a stroke or suffering from opioid exposure. A DUI specialist dispatched to the hospital where Meier was taken was told to stand down, Brauchler added.Brauchler said “there was no attempt, ever, to seek Meier’s” blood or begin a DUI investigation by Aurora police.Medical staff at the hospital he was taken to had drawn Meier’s blood and results indicated his blood-alcohol level was five times over the legal limit. However, Brauchler said he couldn’t use the hospital’s test results to prosecute Meier for a DUI because of medical privacy and a law that prevents information compelled as part of an internal affairs report from being used by prosecutors.Brauchler said that if Aurora police had handled the investigation properly, Meier could have faced several charges, including driving under the influence and being intoxicated while carrying a firearm.“I do not believe I had a reasonable probability of success at trial on these charges,” Brauchler said.O’Keefe, who at one time was supposed to serve as interim chief of the department, instead announced he will retire in March.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgMattGush/iStock(CLINTON, Miss.) — Seven members of a Clinton, Mississippi, family died early Saturday morning in a house fire, fire officials said.The mother, aged 33, and her six children perished in the blaze that occurred around 12:30 a.m. near the corner of Old Vicksburg and Hobby Farms Roads. The youngest was a year old, Deputy Fire Chief John Alman told ABC News.The patriarch of the family escaped the flames and was taken to a nearby hospital.The fire took approximately 45 minutes to get under control, said Alman.Officials have not determined a preliminary cause of the fire that left the detached home charred.“Fire Marshals are conducting an investigation. While we do not know a cause of the fire, we do not suspect any foul play,” the City of Clinton posted from its Facebook account.The identities of the victims and the surviving member of the family are not being released at this time.A couple of pets were also in the home and only one survived, Alman said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img== Gates boost for wheat ==Microsoft founder Bill Gates is throwing his considerable financial clout behind efforts to develop rust-resistant varieties of wheat. Gates and his wife, Melinda, have given Cornell University in the US a grant of $26.6 million (£13m) to screen for rust at facilities in Kenya and Ethiopia and help track the spread of new variants of rust. The UG99 strain, which originated in Uganda in 1999, has now spread as far as Iran.== Hain gets Daily Bread ==The New York-based Hain Celestial Group has acquired Daily Bread, the UK-based producer of branded freshly prepared products for foodservice. Daily Bread, which generated sales of around £12 million last year, is an accredited supplier to Buckingham Palace, museums and sporting venues.== Hiestand on the up ==Hiestand, the Swiss baker in which IAWS holds a 32% stake, has revealed a 31% increase in profits and sales growth of 44% in 2007. The company’s results were boosted by the operations of German baguette maker Fricopan, which it bought in 2006.== Greggs expands ==Greggs has invested £150,000 and created 10 new jobs in opening a new shop on the Fieldhead Business Park at Listerhills in Bradford. It will provide nearby businesses with a range of food and drink. The company now has a network of seven shops around the city.== Myers takes flight ==Myers Bakery, a family-owned business in Lincolnshire, has landed a one-year contract to supply 600 of its fruity plum loaves to inflight caterer Gate Gourmet, which provides food served on British Airways flights. Cabin crews will be briefed on the origins and ingredients of the plum loaf.last_img read more