Japan shares plunge by 10pc on radiation leak fears

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Falkland Oil & Gas raises £32m

first_img Falkland Oil & Gas raises £32m Beleaguered oil explorer Falkland Oil & Gas raised £32m in a heavily discounted share placing yesterday to fund further exploration off the Falkland Islands. The firm, which is yet to find a commercial oil deposit, has also secured a rig to drill new prospects in 2012. Tuesday 19 April 2011 8:07 pm KCS-content Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Former priest pleads guilty to child sexual abuse spanning decades…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service] Howard White Jr., a former Episcopal priest who was previously convicted of molesting a student during his time as a chaplain at a Rhode Island boarding school, pleaded guilty on Oct. 21 to 15 charges of child sexual abuse in North Carolina.White, 78, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the assaults that took place from 1984 to 2004, while he was rector of Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times.Allegations of sexual misconduct against White stretch all the way back to 1967, the Citizen-Times reported, and cover multiple states. During his extensive career serving in schools and parishes, White worked in West Virginia, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.White was first charged with sexual abuse in 2016, after the Rhode Island State Police investigated reports of abuse at St. George’s School, an Episcopal boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island, from the 1970s. Among them were allegations that White, then the school’s associate chaplain, assaulted a student during trips to Boston in 1973. White was charged in Massachusetts and pleaded guilty in December 2016, receiving an 18-month prison sentence.In 2007, White had retired and moved to Bedford, Pennsylvania, where he was serving as a supply priest, according to the Providence Journal. When the St. George’s School allegations became public, Central Pennsylvania Bishop Audrey Cady Scanlan placed him on leave, and she deposed him – permanently removing him from the priesthood – in October 2016.While White was still under investigation in the St. George’s School case, a woman in Waynesville contacted the Diocese of Western North Carolina to report that he had abused her in the mid-1980s in the rectory of Grace Church in the Mountains. A police investigation followed, revealing more victims, and White was charged in North Carolina while serving his prison sentence in Massachusetts.White has also been accused of sexual abuse dating back to his time in West Virginia and at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire in the late 1960s and early ’70s.“I’m relieved that the survivors of Howard White’s crimes are being given some measure of justice in this sentencing,” Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely of Rhode Island wrote in a statement to Episcopal News Service. “I’m sorry that it has taken this long for it to arrive, and I’m sorry that the church did not live up to its responsibility over the years.”Bishop José McLoughlin of Western North Carolina told ENS his diocese “embraced the need for a full and accurate understanding of any wrongs committed by Mr. White during his time in the diocese.”“While Mr. White was removed from the priesthood almost three years ago in accordance with the rules of The Episcopal Church concerning misconduct, it was especially important that he also be investigated under our criminal justice system,” McLoughlin wrote in his statement. “We are grateful for the work of those in law enforcement and the district attorney’s office for investigating the claims and now securing a conviction to hold Mr. White accountable for those matters to which he has confessed responsibility.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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House in the Lanes / MB Architecture

first_img Maziar Behrooz, Bruce Engel, assistants: Haotian Xu, Brandon Ma Landscape Installation:Landscape DetailsWood Siding:ReSawn Timber CoHanging Sculpture:Alice HopeCity:AmagansettCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew CarboneRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The ‘lanes’ in Amagansett, New York, are a set of walkable streets perpendicular to Main street, dotted with a diverse range of houses and styles, that is walking distance to the ocean. One of our challenges was to create a home that would accommodate the owners wish for a maintenance-free house with longevity, inside and outside. This led to building shapes and materials that would be hardy, devoid of delicate detailing, and requiring no re-finishing over time. All exterior materials, from the charred cypress to raw concrete walls, to the zinc roof, are chosen for their ability to weather and patina naturally over time. Windows and doors are pushed tight up to the forward plane of the clapboards to keep a tight weather seal. ArchDaily Caitlin Faron of Shine Year:  Architects: MB Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888052/house-in-the-lanes-mb-architecture Clipboard Photographs:  Matthew Carbone Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project SBLA, Shepard Butler, Brian Bare Photographs Richard Swanson Contracting Houses Manufacturers: Bega, Duravit, Lucifer Lighting, Stone Source, Subzero/Wolf, TechLighting, Unilux, Viking, Viking Range, Waterworks, reSAWN TIMBER co., VMZINC House in the Lanes / MB Architecture CopyHouses•Amagansett, United States 2017 Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888052/house-in-the-lanes-mb-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Area:  7300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” United States Contractor: Lighting Design: Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneIn a departure from recent additions to the area, where houses extend from side to side, on a given parcel, often choking it, we opted to let the side facade, the narrow end, be the street-front. By doing so, we were able to let the longer side of the house face south and direct sun, while maintaining a suitable distance to the neighbors. The front yard is softened with a green buffer, a meadow, which over time will grow and create a natural green zone along the street while creating privacy for the homeowners. The first impression of the house is that of a raw, unfinished, concrete wall sitting in this meadow; its profile echoing the familiar shape of a barn. It hides the garage and scales the front face of the house down to meet that of older homes that were prevalent in the lanes.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Matthew CarboneQuickly, the concrete gives way to a slightly charred cypress (an organic anti-termite material), starting a play between these two materials that extends throughout the house — contrasting spaces of a recluse (wood) with foundational anchoring walls (concrete). The ground level is dedicated to living spaces and offers a bedroom for guests. In the living room, a raw steel box is inserted into a concrete wall providing accessible storage for our client’s collection of rare and vintage vinyl records. The connection with the outdoors, size of windows and overhangs, is carefully managed to both addresses the clients’ wish for a strong sense of interiority, as well as the filtering of natural light.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneThe second floor holds the parent’s bedroom, at the far end. It is separated from the children’s bedrooms with a second-floor porch and roof ‘cut-out’. The porch is entered through a south-facing sliding glass door that, together with the north-facing ribbon window, allow natural light to filter into the house and reflect down into the heart of the house via narrow slits, and openings, along with the staircase and its concrete stair-wall. A sunken courtyard on the south side of the house and a generous light-well on the north break the flatness of the site and allow light to be filtered into the lower level, transforming a basement into a well-lit family room with a private outdoor space.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Matthew CarboneProject gallerySee allShow less5 Promising Young Firms Selected as 2018 New Practices New York Award WinnersArchitecture NewsArchitecture On Screen: Illustrated Plans From 6 Award-Winning Films of 2017Articles Share House in the Lanes / MB ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse in the Lanes / MB ArchitectureSave this picture!© Matthew Carbone+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects Landscape Architect: CopyAbout this officeMB ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmagansettUnited StatesPublished on January 31, 2018Cite: “House in the Lanes / MB Architecture” 31 Jan 2018. 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Closed House / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto

first_img Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – Facade”Architecture is inhabited sculpture” is one of the phrases of the prestigious Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi. It has to do with one of the premises of the work philosophy of the architect Felipe Gonzalez Arzac, and the housing that we share in images.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoThe rationalist, modern and conceptual language materializes in this house, in the same way as the pure geometric forms. Precisely, there is an intention that the pedestrian see the house on its exterior as a sculptural object; that inhabited sculpture to which Brancusi referred.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoThere, a bucket of blunt concrete, its totally blind façade and its open sides give a particular visual impact, generating the sensation of being witnessing a completely dark house inside, closed, without much connection with the outside. However, it is the opposite effect that is generated when entering the house, which is decomposed and perforated almost entirely with a large courtyard as a compositional center, trigger circulation and central axis of its composition.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoSave this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoThis game between exterior and interior and the decision to create internal patios is one of the hallmarks of this study, which also plays a leading role here: here, the interior, totally glazed, is linked to the exterior, seeking the dissolution of limits. In this sense, the house reveals a search and an intention of exploitation and spatial disintegration of the cube, which is dynamized from two axes that cross it in different hierarchies; a main competitive transversal axis that breaks with the static of the “concrete box”, generating a lineal perspective to the infinite, articulated by the dining kitchen and the longitudinal table, the gallery, the concrete wall and the infinite linear sink that ends enhance this axis. Then, the house proposes another secondary transversal axis, in a direction parallel to the street, materialized with the lower wall that defines the access to the house. A separate paragraph in the conceptualization of this house deserve concrete and its value as plastic and malleable material, and glass, as a transparent material that opposes the imposing concrete box. Both create a home that generates two very opposite situations, one from the outside and a very different inside.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoThus, as a work of art, housing offers multiple looks, dissolved boundaries and a game visual where the architecture becomes that sculpture to be inhabited.Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoProject gallerySee allShow less10 Chapels in a Venice Forest Comprise The Vatican’s First Ever Biennale ContributionArchitecture NewsAD Classics: Yale University Art Gallery / Louis KahnArchitecture Classics Share 2017 CopyAbout this officeFelipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on May 25, 2018Cite: “Closed House / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto” [Casa closed / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto] 25 May 2018. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Argentina Lead Architect: “COPY” Save this picture!Cortesía de Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto+ 30Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892216/closed-house-felipe-gonzalez-arzac-arquitecto Clipboard CopyHouses•Buenos Aires, Argentina Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Manufacturers: Aluar, Anacleto, Decorart, Marmolería Los Hornos, San Rafael Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892216/closed-house-felipe-gonzalez-arzac-arquitecto Clipboard Closed House / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitectoSave this projectSaveClosed House / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto Houses Closed House / Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto Felipe gonzalez arzac Projects Architects: Felipe Gonzalez Arzac arquitecto Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Classic Tours opens bookings for ‘Trek the Inca Trail’

first_img Howard Lake | 19 April 2006 | News 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.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Classic Tours has announced that bookings for ‘Trek the Inca Trail’, 26 August – 4 September 2006, are now available.Classic Tours offer a range of adventurous overseas expeditions which enable participants to raise vital funds for a chosen charity. Other challenges available in 2006 include trekking through the tropical wilderness of Brazil, cycling from the Great Wall of China to Tiananmen Square, climbing Mount Etna in Sicily, swimming and trekking along the Lycian Way in Turkey and running 100km from the Great Wall of China to the Ming Tombs.Registration fees range from £150-£250, paid by the participant as a commitment to raise funds for the charity of their choice. The minimum sponsorship requirement is £1,350-£2,650 per person. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropy Volunteering Classic Tours opens bookings for ‘Trek the Inca Trail’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Chemnitz, Germany: 65,000 people say ‘Nazis out!’

first_imgA banner saying “Confront the Nazis” waved over a crowd of 65,000 people who gathered for an anti-racism rally and concert on Sept. 3 near the Karl Marx monument in Chemnitz, Germany.  The day’s events were held in opposition to recent far-right anti-immigrant mobilizations and violence in the city. The activities were held under the slogan “We are the majority!”Chants of “Nazis out!” rang out. Anti-fascist and anti-racist signs peppered the large crowd, comprised of mostly young people.  Participants communicated a strong message of solidarity with immigrants. Many of the bands’ lyrics conveyed anti-xenophobic and anti-racist messages.Organizers, among them members of anti-fascist groups, aimed to show that there was “no place for Nazis in Chemnitz.”  They adamantly stated they didn’t want the activities to be called a “festival,” but an opportunity “to show solidarity with all those who have been attacked by neo-Nazis.” “Racism should not be left uncontested on the street,” they stressed. (cnn.com, Sept. 3)The rally began with a moment of silence for Daniel Hillig, an anti-fascist  whose murder on Aug. 26 was wrongly blamed on refugees in false rumors spread by social media and some press.   Ultra-right forces, supported by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and the xenophobic Pegida movement, used his death as an excuse to aggressively hunt down and brutally attack mainly Arab and African immigrants over several days.In response, 5,000 anti-fascists, mobilized under the slogan of “Heart, not hate,” linked arms and chanted “Refugees are wanted here!” and other anti-fascist slogans. They militantly confronted the Nazis at several locations as they marched on Sept. 1 in Chemnitz.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bi-State Crop Management Conference set for Covington

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Bi-State Crop Management Conference set for Covington Agricultural educators and agribusiness professionals from Indiana and Illinois on Dec. 9 will share information and advice on critical crop-management issues during the annual Bi-State Crop Management Conference.The conference will take place at the Beef House restaurant, 16501 state Route 63 in Covington, Indiana. The daylong program begins at 8:30 a.m. EST and includes a buffet lunch.Presenters and their topics include:* Emerson Nafzinger, coordinator of the Research Education Center at the University of Illinois – “Factors Affecting Corn Yields.”* Shaun Casteel, Purdue assistant professor of agronomy and soybean specialist – “Breaking Bean Barriers: The Next Generation.”* Dan Gudeman, owner and operator of Earlybird Aerial Services Fertilizer – “Scouting With a Purpose.”* Greg Hunt, Purdue entomologist – “Protecting Bee Populations.”* Fred Whitford, coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs – “Adjuvants: The Power of Spray Droplets.”* Bryan Young, Purdue weed specialist – “Weed Management Lessons From 2014.”* Dan Schaefer, director of the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices – “4-R’s of Nutrient Management.”Sponsors are Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Extension.The program cost is $20. An additional fee of $10 is required to earn credits for the Indiana Private Applicator Recertification program, Certified Crop Adviser program or Indiana Commercial Pesticide Applicator program.Registration is required before Dec. 5. For more information, contact Courtney Stierwalt, Purdue Extension Fountain County educator, at 765-793-2297 or [email protected] register online, visit the conference website at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=11213. Source: Purdue News Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Bi-State Crop Management Conference set for Covington Previous articleNFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a Serious DisappointmentNext articleWhen 3 is Better Than 2 For Control of Weed Resistance Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 24, 2014 last_img read more

H-2A Certified Positions Surpass 258,000

first_img By American Farm Bureau Federation – Dec 5, 2019 In fiscal year 2019, the H-2A farm labor program set a record for certified positions, which is the number of applications processed and approved. According to Veronica Nigh, American Farm Bureau Federation Economist, more than 258,000 certified positions is considered a milestone.“Passing the 250,000 positions is a big deal,” said Nigh. “This is the seventh consecutive year with increases in the H-2A program. A few years ago, the H-2A program was a vary minor part of U.S. on-farm employment.”While the national Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) will increase in 2020 to $13.99, a 6 percent increase from 2019, Nigh said increases will vary by region.“The region with the smallest growth rate of 1 percent is the Mountain 1 region of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming,” she said. “You compare that to the Corn Belt 1 region which includes Ohio, Indiana and Illinois and they’re looking at a 10 percent increase in wages compared to 2019.”Nigh said commodity prices are not keeping up with the growth in the AEWR, causing some concern for specialty crop growers.“The receipts data we see for fruits, nuts and vegetables haven’t kept pace with the growth in the AEWR,” said Nigh. “Over the last five years, the total cash receipts for those specialty crop growers have increased by 2 percent between 2015 and 2019 while the national AEWR increased by 17 percent.” Home Indiana Agriculture News H-2A Certified Positions Surpass 258,000 SHARE H-2A Certified Positions Surpass 258,000 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRanking Member Stabenow Applauds $24 Million for Farm Bill Climate-Smart Agriculture ProjectsNext articleIndiana Farm Applicator Brings Home Harley-Davidson Hardware American Farm Bureau Federation Facebook Twitterlast_img read more