Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes

first_imgArchitects: KOZ Architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopySocial Housing•Paris, France Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes Save this picture!© Cécile Septet+ 24 Share France 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/462947/tete-in-l-air-koz-architectes Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/462947/tete-in-l-air-koz-architectes Clipboard Projects Tete in L’air / KOZ ArchitectesSave this projectSaveTete in L’air / KOZ Architectes photographs:  Cécile SeptetPhotographs:  Cécile Septet, Collaborators:Christophe Ouhayoun, Nicolas Ziesel, Jean-Francois LaurentClient:SIEMPCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cécile Septet Save this picture!Original BuildingThe project is located in an old working class borough in the north of Paris on a deep and narrow plot.Save this picture!SectionExisting constructions were in a very poor condition. Yet the brief asked for the preservation of the building on the street to retain it’s picturesque spirit, and there was a feeling that there had been a rich and dense social life here that inspired us. Save this picture!DetailOur first objective was to create a generous garden, opened to the south. It is on the natural path of the inhabitants  and acts like an intermediate space between the street and the intimacy of one’s home. All the apartments living rooms are opened on it , to connect oneself to this small piece of urban nature and to connect neighbors together. Save this picture!DetailThe existing building on the street side is totally revamped to accommodate apartments answering today’s living standards. It also wins a double height porch to allow views to the garden from the street, and – more opportunistically –  to provide access during construction of the new building along the garden.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetThe main feature of this new part is to be 100% in wooden construction. A strong conviction on our part as this materials combines incomparable ecological and aesthetic benefits. But quite a feat in a country were all regulations and builder habits revolve around concrete construction!  From ground to roof we had to invent new solutions to solve structural, acoustic or fire issues. A sort of high tech use of a  low tech material, bringing the overall environmental performance to exceed by far current standards.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetBut even if wood building requires a high degree of discipline and stringency the playful rhythm of the plug-in wood boxes that punctuate the facade disrupt the rational constructive order, and give the place a spontaneous character. The boxes aleatory position make the layout of each apartment unique and allow for different uses, from their official bedroom function to SHOHO spaces or gym room! Small courtyards at the rear of the building provide private gardens at the ground floor and help us  bring natural light in all the bathrooms to add extra comfort and a house-like quality of life.  Save this picture!Structure ModelThe very graphic laying of the wooden cladding further fragments the perception of the built volume, gives a very quiet tone  and values the sensuous presence of the rough natural wood. It helps to blend architecture with the garden and it’s undulating wooden path and terrace, floating around delicate trees and a prairie of wild flowers. Thus making our garden a sort of open air room, welcoming to the small community of inhabitants. It ultimately states that social housing can still be the place to promote small scale sensitive utopias of well being and pride.Project gallerySee allShow lessPhotographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 TimesArchitecture NewsThe Ten Most Read Articles of 2013MiscProject locationAddress:94 Rue Philippe de Girard, 75018 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeKOZ ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingParisResidentialFrancePublished on December 31, 2013Cite: “Tete in L’air / KOZ Architectes” 31 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Photographs “COPY” Area:  2102 m² Area:  2102 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Social Housing “COPY” 2013last_img read more

AIDS Walk New York raises $3.6 million online in three years

first_img AIDS Walk New York announced that since 2002, when event participants were first offered personalised Web sites with linked e-mail facilities, more than $3.6 million has been raised online.Over 132,000 sponsored walkers have been offered the online tools in the past three years to help them fundraise. AIDS Walk New York uses Kintera’s Friends Asking Friends® system.The walk is said to be “the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event” and raises funds for Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). Advertisement Howard Lake | 17 June 2004 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over the past three years participants have used the system more and increased the average amount raised online. In 2002 the average raised was $294 with an average of 27.9 e-mails sent. In 2003 the average raised was $307 with an average of 29 e-mails sent. In 2004 the average raised was $340 with an average of 32.6 e-mails sent.Online income continues to increase each year. In 2002 2,401 of the 42,000 participants raised $668,601 online, 14.2% of the $4.7 million total. In 2003 4,418 of the 45,000 participants raised $1.2 million of the $5.1 million raised, an 82% increase in online income over the previous year. In 2004 5,497 of the 45,000 participants raised $1.8 million of the $5.4 million raised, a 46% increase in online revenue compared to 2003. Online donations in 2004 represent 32% of the total amount raised. Of course many participants that raised money online also generated funds offline as well. In 2002 the online fundraisers raised $705,488 online and offline. In 2003 this rose to $1.4 million, and $1.9 million in 2004.center_img AIDS Walk New York raises $3.6 million online in three years 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. Tagged with: Digital Events Research / statisticslast_img read more

MP calls for fast government action on society lottery regulation changes

first_img  161 total views,  1 views today MP calls for fast government action on society lottery regulation changes About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP has called on ministers to bring forward changes to the regulation of society lotteries in order to allow them to raise more money to support their work.At present, lotteries which support a specific good cause are limited in the amount of money they can raise each year to £10 million.  To raise more money, charities and organisations have to take out a separate license that can involve spending six figure sums.Ms Patel was joined in the Grimond Room of the Houses of Parliament by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the Local Hospice Lottery.  According to Nicole Wastell of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, running the service cost £6.5 million a year with its lottery support vital to raising this sum.  However, with over 96,000 players, if the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance lottery continued to grow to support local people, it would soon breach the £10 million annual turnover limit imposed by present regulation.Gary Hawkes from the Local Hospice Lottery also voiced concerns about having to take out an extra license, saying that the one-off cost of taking out an additional license would be in the region of £100,000 with the annual cost of operating it an estimated £275,000.  This additional cost amounts to 25 days running cost for a hospice and would be entirely at the expense of patient care, he said.Calling on ministers to relax the rules on charity lotteries, Ms Patel said:“Time is of the essence, charities providing important public services rely on the funds from their lotteries to continue to do good work.  Charities and organisations work really hard to raise this money, we cannot allow out-dated law to get in their way and have money raised from the public paying for the bureaucratic requirements of an additional license instead of the valuable work of patient and public care.”Last month, Lotteries Council chair Jo Bucci also called for change to be speeded up, while the Council, the Institute of Fundraising and the Hospice Lotteries Association wrote a joint letter to ministers on the subject. Three years has now elapsed since an all-party report of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee backed raising the fundraising limits imposed on charity lotteries and calling on the Government to speed up its process to reform the law in this area. Main image: Rt Hon Priti Patel MP. Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 16 May 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Lotteries lottery fundraisinglast_img read more

Greater Boston Marxists Association builds frameworks of solidarity, community care

first_imgSpecial to Workers WorldThe following interview was conducted for Workers World by Monica Moorehead, a managing editor of WW, with Leighsandra and Queen-Cheyenne, co-presidents of the Greater Boston Marxists Association that originated in the Marxist Student Association at Suffolk University in Boston.Leighsandra, Queen-Cheyenne, Feb. 22. Photo: Stevan KirschbaumWorkers World: Can you tell our readers about the founding of the Greater Boston Marxists Association and what its guiding principles are?Leighsandra & Queen-Cheyenne: Our organization was founded during our senior year at Suffolk University by the two of us: Queen-Cheyenne and Leighsandra. The initial founding of the Marxist Student Association was brought about by the realization that we needed to build a solid community and safe space on campus for ourselves and other leftists who may hold the same ideologies.Beforehand, we both began our work in activism in high school after coming to the conclusion that the education we were receiving, specifically regarding Black and Indigenous history, was ahistorical and white-washed severely. This was the leading motivation behind wanting to broaden our knowledge even more in a socioeconomic sense, eventually leading to a deeper understanding of capitalism, imperialism and radical leftism itself.The Greater Boston Marxists Association is built around the frameworks of both solidarity and community care. Our mission is not only to educate ourselves, but the Greater Boston communities about the impacts of capitalism and imperialism on the lives of marginalized peoples, locally and globally.WW: What is the social composition of the student population at Suffolk University?LS & QC: Suffolk University is located directly in downtown Boston and can be classified as a commuter school. Aside from many of the students being local and from Greater Boston communities, there is also a very large international student population. With all this being said, Suffolk is still a predominantly white institution.WW: What were some of the major campaigns MSA worked on? What were some of the challenges MSA faced on campus?LS & QC: Our newer campaigns have specifically included the framework of community care and popular education. Our biggest campaigns at the moment are our work within the Greater Boston community around historically accurate education on Black radicalism and Black Resistance movements of yesterday and today. This campaign works directly with Boston universities and Boston public schools, hopefully to continue to lead workshops and help build curriculum around the framework of accurate education about Black history.Our second major project during this time is transitioning many of our already established workshops and interviews over to an online podcast accessible to anyone. This will have regularly updated audio recordings of our workshops and interviews of upcoming organizations, organizers and activists. Our last major campaign while working on our transition is our online reading groups, which we’ll be continuing virtually on Instagram Live and Zoom calls for anyone interested in joining.At this moment, we’d like to address a significant change for our organization. In light of recent events, we feel that it is the best time to announce that we will be officially terminating our association and/or affiliation with Suffolk University. Our lead organizers feel it is best not to put a limit on our work toward socioeconomic change and will be extending the association locally in order to work more effectively within the Greater Boston communities. Additionally, the Marxist Student Association will no longer be operating under said name, which has officially been changed to the Greater Boston Marxists Association.We thank you all for your support in our recent adjustments and ask that you continue to stand in solidarity with the communities most affected by the current health issue at hand.WW: How can other activists and/or progressive organizations show solidarity with GBMA?LS & QC: During this time, specifically with the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19, some of the best ways to continue solidarity with the Greater Boston Marxists Association is keeping yourself and community safe through acts of community care — in this case, for example, not hoarding resources. Another way to continue showing solidarity is to stay up to date on current events and global issues, specifically within the Global South and other states affected by imperialist powers.If you’re interested in continuing to follow our campaigns and/or possibly joining our lead organizing team or our general organizing populace, please feel free to reach out to our lead organizers at [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Media beset by both violence and state of emergency

first_img Organisation The acts of media censorship and intimidation are affecting the Internet and the list of banned websites is growing even longer. On the orders of the state of emergency administrative centre, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MICT) today approved the closure of another 350 websites, in addition to the 190 sites blocked last week and the 36 that were blocked on 7 April. Reporters Without Borders deplores the decision by the “Red Shirts” to ask journalists to wear a green armband with the words “Dissolve parliament.” Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to restore access to the censored news websites without delay and to close media only after verifying that they contain calls for violence and after following the normal judicial procedures. RSF_en Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more The press freedom organisation also condemns the harassment to which TV journalist Thapanee Ietsrichai has been subjected since reporting on Twitter that some soldiers had prevented the police from going after those who may have been responsible for yesterday’s bombings. A French journalist based in Bangkok said the conditions for foreign reporters had worsened in the past few days. Bangkok-based correspondents have little training in covering “conflict zones.” Foreign journalists have been injured by stones and water bottles thrown by participants in political demonstrations. Unaware of the risks, foreign tourists have also been “covering” the protests in the hope of being able to sell photos or video footage of the clashes. Reporters Without Borders is also surprised by a court ruling upholding the government’s censorship of PTV, a station that supports the anti-government “Red Shirts.” The judges ruled that the state of emergency gave this power to the authorities. News News April 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media beset by both violence and state of emergency ThailandAsia – Pacific News A similar decision was issued today in the legal action brought by Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the editor of the independent news website Prachatai, against several senior government officials demanding damages because the site has been blocked since 7 April and demanding the lifting of the blocking order on the grounds that it is illegal under article 47 of the constitution, which protects the dissemination of information and opinions. The court ruled that the authorities had not exceeded their powers under the state of emergency. Receive email alertscenter_img More and more journalists are wearing helmets for protections or T-shirts provided by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) for identification. News Help by sharing this information Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom “The gravity of this crisis reinforces the need to respect the free flow of news and information, without which rumour will triumph over fact,” the press freedom organisation said. “But the violence and the state of emergency are exposing Thai and foreign journalists to a level of threats that is without precedent since the return to democracy.” to go further A Japanese cameraman was injured in the bombings that occurred yesterday in Bangkok’s Silom district. His name and the name of his media are not yet known. Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the impact on press freedom of the political violence and state of emergency in Thailand and reiterates its appeal to all parties to respect and guarantee the work of the press. Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more This brings the number of closed websites to 2,500. Most of the sites now banned had links with the “Red Shirts” and carried photos and video of their demonstrations, but some were independent news websites. June 12, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand ThailandAsia – Pacific The press freedom organisation also urges the Thai authorities to show the utmost transparency in the investigation into the death of Japanese journalist Hiro Muramoto, the findings of which are supposed to be released on 26 April. “The Japanese authorities must be allowed access to all the information that has been gathered by the investigators,” Reporters Without Borders said.last_img read more

Journalists trying to cover fate of Tamils are threatened, obstructed

first_img Receive email alerts May 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists trying to cover fate of Tamils are threatened, obstructed News Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism chargecenter_img July 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried by statements by Sri Lankan officials, including army commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka, that journalists who visited areas formerly controlled by the Tamil Tiger rebels will be prosecuted. At the same time, access to refugee camps and Tamil areas in general is still severely regulated, preventing the press from obtaining information about the fate of the Tamil population. Journalists and witnesses who dared to speak out have been intimidated and arrested.“The war is over,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There is no longer any reason for the army to impose so many restrictions on media working in the Tamil areas, including restrictions on access to refugee camps. The United Nations – which deliberately minimised the suffering of Tamil civilians, according to the French newspaper Le Monde – should make an effort to obtain unrestricted access to refugee camps for the press and humanitarian aid workers.”A humanitarian aid worker said: “At the checkpoints installed on the roads leading to Tamil areas, soldiers always ask the same question: ‘What are you going to do there?’.” Journalists are turned back if they lack official authorisation. The few foreign journalists who have covered the Tamil camps have been targeted by the government. A TV crew working for Britain’s Channel 4 was expelled.Most of the Sri Lankan media have not sent reporters to the Tamil areas. The press have only managed to get into these areas when there have been visits by Sri Lankan and international official such as UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has not been allowed to visit some detention camps.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of three Tamil doctors – Thangamuttu Sathiyamorthi, Thurairaja Varatharajan and V. Sunmugarajah – who have been held since 18 may for providing the international media with information about the humanitarian situation in the Vanni district. ICRC representatives were allowed to see them in Colombo.The army is trying to identify Tamils who provided information to the foreign press. A humanitarian aid worker who visited a camp near Vavuniya told Reporters Without Borders that members of Tamil paramilitary groups have been infiltrated into some camps with the aim of identifying those who are trying to get their stories to the media.The army recently blocked the arrival of several dozen nuns who had obtained health ministry permission to visit camps to help refugees, especially those who have been psychologically traumatised.Reporters Without Borders condemns the way Vavuniya-based journalist Mahamuni Subramaniam, a stringer for various news media including Reuters, has been treated. He was arrested on 14 May while covering the justice minister’s visit to the Ramanathan refugee camp. Claiming that only journalists with the ITN and Rupavahini TV stations were allowed to film or take pictures of the minister’s meeting with a general, the police confiscated his expensive camera and still have not returned it to him, although he has petitioned the High Court for its return.“During these inquiries once Major General Chandrasiri came out and verbally abused me saying I am a LTTE suspect and ordered the military to check me thoroughly.” Subramaniam said in a letter. “When I claimed that I am a reporter for Reuters, he vehemently said all foreign journalists are working against his homeland.”A report in Le Monde yesterday accused the United Nations, especially the secretary-general’s chief of staff, Vijay Nambiar, of deliberately playing down the number of Tamil casualties during the fighting so as not to anger the government and thereby jeopardise the UN’s ability to continue operating in the country. An estimated 20,000 Tamils died in the fighting. A resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 27 May praising the Sri Lankan government was an insult to the Tamil victims, Reporters Without Borders added. RSF_en News January 13, 2021 Find out more News to go further Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on triallast_img read more

Donna Ford Named Chair of Hillsides Board of Directors

first_img Subscribe 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Donna FordHillsides, a Los Angeles foster care charity, has named Donna Ford to a two-year term as the new chair of its board of directors.Ford has been a member of Hillsides board of directors for 11 years and served as Hillsides 2011 gala chair. She replaces Brent M. Mason, who remains on the board in an ex-officio position.She leads the board during a crucial time for Hillsides, which is wrapping up a $12 million capital campaign to renovate its aging Pasadena campus and just affiliated with another child welfare organization, Bienvenidos.“I can think of no one more qualified than Donna to lead us through these exciting developments,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Joseph M. Costa.Ford’s top priorities will be keeping the board engaged during the final stages of the capital campaign and seeing the improvement project through to completion. “Some of our buildings are 90-plus years old, and we need better facilities to provide better support services to our kids.” she said. Another goal is to integrate the boards and staff of Hillsides and Bienvenidos during the transition period. “I want to make sure we optimize this opportunity to work as a team, which is so important to our success as a nonprofit, she said.An attorney, Ford is a passionate advocate for children and youth. In addition to her work for Hillsides, she is a board member of the Institute of Educational Advancement, a Pasadena organization for gifted and talented youth; a volunteer of the Cottage Guild at Rosemary Children’s Services in Pasadena; a mentor at John Muir High School in Pasadena; and a volunteer for USC’s Medical Faculty Family and Friends, which raises scholarship funds for medical students. In addition, she serves on the diversity committee for the Pasadena Playhouse.She has two children and lives in La Canada Flintridge with her husband Henri R. Ford, M.D., who is vice president and surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and professor and vice dean for Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.Hillsides is also welcoming several new members to the board, including many who have been serving on the board of Bienvenidos. The new board members are Isidro Armenta, Jesse Cripps, who will serve as first vice chair, Katrin Doyle, Erica Chavez, Esq., John S. Gong, Schuler Hollingsworth, Jr., Stacey Hoppe, J. Christopher Jennings, Amber Young Medina, Fred Morrow, Lizbeth Nevarez , Edward Patterson, Renee Pozza, Laura Ramirez, Joshua C. Stokes, Sheila Taylor, and Cara Valentini, serving as second vice chair.Leaving the board this year are Holly Davis, Jarita Davis, Gary Drake, Mary Dee Hacker, Hank Maarse, Susan Noce, Steve Todd, and Katie Yundt.The other members of the 2016-2017 Hillsides board of directors are Jim Keatley, treasurer, Deborah Booth, secretary, Jennifer Brian, The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Paulette L. Burkitt, Valerie Casey, Donald P. Clark, William K. Covey, Jr., Cathy Cunningham, Tony Danz, Samuel Garrison, Gina Guerra, Catalina S. Haaga, LeeAnn Havner, Ronald C. Hillary, MSW, The Rev. Norman Hull, Kelly M. Johnson, Judy Kenyon, Nurit M. Kotick, Phaedra A. Ledbetter, Wendy Lees, John C. Lukes, Thomas F. Miller, Steve Nishibayashi, M.D., Robert Shepherd, Elizabeth M. Short, M.D., Sara J. Simpson, The Rev. Edward Sniecienski, and Adam J. Walker.About HillsidesHillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves 13,000 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 35 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services in approved resource family homes serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To learn more about both agencies, visit www.Hillsides.org and www.Bienvenidos.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. 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.center_img Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy People Donna Ford Named Chair of Hillsides Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 3:29 pm Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

County Allows In-Store Retail Sales, Church Services, to Resume With Restrictions Wednesday

first_img Community News The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to seek state approval to authorize the reopening of more businesses — such as dine-in restaurants and hair salons — though the county’s health officer may add additional restrictions on such operations.Meanwhile, the county also announced a revised health order Tuesday that further loosens other coronavirus restrictions, including allowing the resumption of in-store retail shopping.As of Tuesday, Los Angeles was one of just 11 of California’s 58 counties not to have received a “regional variance” from the state. The variances allow counties that meet certain coronavirus health criteria to move deeper into California’s four-stage “roadmap” that guides the reopening of different business sectors.The county — and most of the state — is in Stage 2 of that roadmap, although the state is slowly moving into Stage 3, with Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday authorizing the reopening of barbershops and hair salons and earlier clearing the way for churches and other houses of worship to restart in-person services.After hearing from the public Tuesday morning and going into a closed- door session to talk to county counsel and discuss the matter further, the Board of Supervisors announced it will apply Wednesday for a state variance.Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn had co-authored a motion recommending that a variance for the whole county be sought immediately after certain state criteria have been met. However, the motion seemed to indicate that the move would take some time, as it also proposed asking the county’s health officer to work with state officials to obtain variances that would allow select cities to relax health regulations earlier than the county as a whole.During the board’s closed-session meeting, however, the motion was amended, and the board voted to apply for the variance right away.“Los Angeles County has dedicated critical resources to meet the benchmark criteria to support our efforts to reopen, including ensuring adequate hospital capacity, increasing access and availability of testing and contact tracing, and implementing protections for vulnerable populations,” Barger said in a statement following the meeting. “Regional data shows we have flattened the curve, indicating our readiness to move forward in phased recovery. This will put Los Angeles County on a level playing field with surrounding counties, which have already been granted variances.”Meanwhile, Barger said in-person shopping at retail establishments — as opposed to only curbside pickup — and in-person services at churches and other houses of worship will resume immediately in the county, with required physical distancing and other health mandates. But the county will await state approval of the variance before allowing in-restaurant dining and personal care businesses like salons and barbershops to reopen.Under the revised county health order, flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may also resume operations. Community pools in apartment complexes or shared as part of a homeowners association are also free to reopen.Public protests will be permitted with a maximum of 100 attendees in an area large enough to accommodate four times the number of people present.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti quickly followed suit Tuesday evening, announcing the resumption of in-store retail shopping in the city, effective Wednesday. But he said business owners should not feel obligated to reopen right away if they are uncomfortable doing so.“I’m committed to getting these businesses up and running safely, and just because you can open doesn’t mean you have to open,” the mayor said.The county board’s vote came after officials representing municipalities from the South Bay to the Ventura County border urged supervisors to allow retail businesses in certain cities to reopen faster, arguing that they face a lower risk than the county as a whole.Los Angeles County has been held back from seeking a variance thanks to its position as a coronavirus hot spot, being home to roughly half of all the state’s cases and deaths from COVID-19.Barger supported the idea of letting individual cities open more quickly, and tried to persuade her colleagues to allow cities to tailor reopenings to specific circumstances in each jurisdiction.“This virus has impacted each of our communities differently,” Barger said. “Many of the communities have matched the state’s Department of Public Health thresholds.”Supervisor Sheila Kuehl disagreed, saying it would “fracture” the county and create racial inequities, since cities with large minority populations likely wouldn’t be able to open as fast as others.“(It) creates an ungovernable patchwork quilt,” she said.Gov. Gavin Newsom said earlier Tuesday that the state was open to the idea of allowing some parts of Los Angeles County to reopen faster than others. He noted “geographic disparities and the spread of the virus being disparate among different regions within” Los Angeles County.He also told reporters, “We look forward to working with (L.A. County officials) more substantively and specifically about areas that they would recommend.”Although the board’s vote to seek a countywide variance seemed to render the city-by-city discussion temporarily moot, it could still return as an issue. There is no guarantee the state will grant the variance, or how quickly that decision will be made. It also remained unclear if the county intends to apply the reopening rules uniformly across all 88 cities and the unincorporated areas.Barger argued during the meeting that the economic shutdown was disproportionately hurting minority communities and low-wage workers, many of whom work in cities that could meet state criteria.“Every county around us has reopened and is moving in a direction that, quite frankly, if we do not begin listen to our constituency and listen to what is going on in this county, we are going to have more jobs lost,” Barger said.Many residents, business owners and officials spoke out on behalf of Westlake Village, which borders Ventura County. Ventura County was granted a variance May 20 allowing retail businesses to reopen.Westlake Village Councilman Ned Davis pointed to the lopsided consequences for retailers.“Our city is faced with businesses on one side of the street located in Ventura County reopening while similar businesses on the opposite side of the street located in Los Angeles County must remain closed. The city of Westlake Village meets all the necessary metrics to qualify for the variance,” Davis told the board.Rik Bright of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village told the board that “the statistics and the data show that our area is safe.”Bright and others assured the supervisors that they would abide by all city, county and state safety guidelines, with one business owner saying, “We are prepared to open going above and beyond the safety requirements.”Westlake Village has a total of six confirmed cases, no deaths and no recent cases, according to the speakers and public health records.Others pointed out that the region has already suffered economically as a result of the 2018 Woolsey Fire.El Segundo Mayor Drew Boyles also asked that his city be allowed to open under accelerated state guidelines — eliminating curbside-only restrictions for retailers — even as the county as whole is under Stage 2.“We should be allowed to forge ahead,” Boyles told the board on the teleconference, promising that shoppers could be kept safe.El Segundo had 32 total positive coronavirus cases, only two of which are active, according to Boyles. The city’s population totals roughly 16,610, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates.Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey also asked for the freedom to move faster than Los Angeles and other cities countywide, saying local officials are better positioned than Sacramento to make the best decisions for local residents. 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Senior outing

first_img Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Messenger photos | Jaine TreadwellMert Thompson hosted an Older Americans’ Day event at her home in the Springhill community Tuesday. The outing was sponsored by the Colley Senior Complex and the Pike County Treasure Forest Association. Catherine Jordan, Complex director, expressed appreciation to Thompson for allowing the seniors go fishing in her “magnificent” pond. For some, it was their first fishing trip, while others knew to chew their bait and brought in the big ones. At top, those who didn’t fish spent time in Thompson’s herb garden learning about the different herbs and how to grow them. At top, several of the ladies found their way to the herb garden and enjoy sharing gardening tips. Left,  Josephine Meeks gave Catherine Jordan, a lesson on how to bait a hook and how to cast. The lesson paid off. Jordan caught a fish. It was a little fish but then she fished with a little worm. And above, for Mattie Robinson, left, and Lula Larkin, the brim of a hat was about as close to fishing for bream as they got. They found the shade and stayed in it until the dinner bell rang. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Senior outing Latest Stories You Might Like DART: Thrash’s traps corral carpenter bees Rex Thrash, a hobbyist, makes traps for carpenter bees and the traps are popular items at craft shows in the… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Man accused of killing pregnant wife, daughters says he walked in on wife strangling children: Police

first_imgWeld County Sheriff(DENVER) — A Colorado man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters allegedly claims he walked in on his wife strangling their two children, a police affidavit stated.Shanann Watts, 34, was reported missing along with daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, on Aug. 14 after a friend said she became concerned for Shanann’s well-being. The friend told police Shanann was 15 weeks pregnant and not feeling well when she dropped her off at the Watts’ home after they returned from a business trip the night before.Shanann’s husband, Chris Watts, 33, told police that Shannan arrived home from her trip around 2 a.m. Watts said he woke up around 5 a.m. and “began talking to Shanann about marital separation and informed her he wanted to initiate the separation,” an arrest affidavit stated.Watts claimed it was a “civil conversation” and that it was “emotional,” he allegedly told police.Watts said he left the home at 5:27 a.m. and went to work. Video surveillance confirmed this, police said.When investigators began searching the home, they located Shanann’s personal items including her cell phone, purse, wallet and medication, the document showed.After examining the scene for any signs of foul play, which were not found, investigators began questioning Watts again about the time leading up to his wife’s disappearance.Watts told police that at 4 a.m. he told Shanann he wanted to go through a separation and they “were both upset and crying,” a police affidavit stated. Watts allegedly told police that Shanann informed him that she was going to stay at a friend’s house that evening. Police observed a suitcase located at the bottom of the stairs of the home, but it is unclear if that is connected to Watts’ statement.According to a police affidavit, a two-day investigation revealed Watts was “actively involved in an affair with a co-worker which he denied in previous interviews.”While questioning Watts, he asked to speak with his father, claiming he would tell the truth after speaking with him, documents stated.After speaking with his father, Watts allegedly told police that after discussing the separation with his wife, he walked downstairs for a moment. When he returned to the bedroom to speak with her again, he looked at the baby monitor in the room and saw his daughter Bella “sprawled out on her bed and blue and Shanann actively strangling Celeste,” Watts told police, according to an arrest affidavit.Watts, claiming he went “into a rage,” allegedly told police he strangled Shanann to death, according to the documents.He then loaded all three bodies into the back seat of his truck and took them to an oil work site where he says he buried Shanann “near two oil tanks and dumped the girls inside the oil tanks,” the arrest affidavit stated.Police showed Watts an aerial view of the oil site and he identified the locations where the bodies could be found, police said.Prior to Watts’ allegedly admitting his involvement, police found a bed sheet in the field near where the bodies were discovered. The bed sheet matched the pattern of several pillow cases and a top sheet found in the kitchen trash can of Watts’ home, police said.The search was done prior to when Watts allegedly revealed the locations of the bodies, officials stated.Police found Shanann’s body Aug. 15. Watts was arrested on murder charges that same day.The children’s bodies were found in the same area as Shanann’s the following day, Aug. 16.The causes of death for the victims has not been revealed.Watts was formally charged with five counts of murder, as well as tampering with a deceased human body and unlawful termination of pregnancy, prosecutors announced Monday.He has not yet entered a plea and is due in court for a hearing on Tuesday. It is unknown if Watts has hired an attorney.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more