Hanazono Residence Time / Light / Jun Murata / JAM

first_img 2020 Hanazono Residence Time / Light / Jun Murata / JAMSave this projectSaveHanazono Residence Time / Light / Jun Murata / JAM Architects: Jun Murata Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© JAM+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951705/hanazono-residence-time-light-jun-murata-jam Clipboard Jun Murata Area:  77 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hanazono Residence Time / Light / Jun Murata / JAM CopyLodging, Houses•Osaka, Japan “COPY” Japan Photographs:  JAM Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Design Team:Prenda Architect OfficeClients:Jikoh IncorporatedEngineering & Construction:T constructionEngineering:T constructionConstruction:T constructionCity:OsakaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAMRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. This is a guesthouse located in an area with a lot of small houses, close to the center of Osaka. It was required to have a highly adaptable space that is easy to use and comfortable to use, assuming the use of various races and generations visiting here. In addition, the client required that space which has a small court, light and wind, and Zen element which guest can experience Japan. There was grass on the south side of the site, which was rare in an overcrowded cityscape.Save this picture!© JAMSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© JAMThis adjacent open space was regarded as a positive surplus space and was a clue in design. In the gable-shaped volume planned to the limit of the size of the site, a small court of 1.8 meters square was arranged so as to penetrate horizontally toward the open space and vertically toward the sky. The vertical aluminum screen installed at the boundary between the court and the open space ensures privacy from the surrounding environment and plays an important role in security. Every rooms and corridors face the court to disperse the light from it. The kitchen, the sanitary and public space were arranged on the 1st floor. There are two guest rooms on both sides of the court on the 2nd floor.Save this picture!© JAMThe vertical screen composed of aluminum unequal-angle steel of 4 meters length is laid out with the blade side facing inward and the end side facing outward. We designed to open the line of sight from the inside of rooms and the court toward the open space while blocking the line of sight from the outside. By arranging angle steels densely for each, the surrounding environment are cut out in strips, and fragmented. Guests would be able to get a glimpse of the surrounding situation and feel the connection with the environment even though it is closed.Save this picture!© JAMSave this picture!Elevation and SectionSave this picture!© JAMSeveral linear lights transform the density and cast an impressive shadow on the black stones laid in the court. The court extends horizontally to the open space, giving a feeling of depth wider than the actual size. There is no obstruction between the upper part of the aluminum screen and the ceiling beam on the second floor, and the view of the sky spreads horizontally. Looking directly above the court where the high and low trees are planted, a cut-out sky appears. Guests can enjoy various changes in the sky through the branches and leaves swaying in the wind. The shadows of the trees and screens are projected sharply inside the white interior. The activities of nature are engraved in a modest and neutral space with the passage of time. We aimed to create a space full of light and wind so that guests could remember their stay more clearly.Save this picture!© JAMProject gallerySee allShow lessY’s Kitchen / Shushi ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPied-à-mer Apartment at Sea / Michael K Chen ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Lodging “COPY” Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951705/hanazono-residence-time-light-jun-murata-jam Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, NICHIHA, Sangetsu, KMEW, LIXIL , Nichibei, SK Kaken CopyAbout this officeJun MurataOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaOn FacebookJapanPublished on November 21, 2020Cite: “Hanazono Residence Time / Light / Jun Murata / JAM” 20 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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The Renovation of a Little House in a Historical Neighborhood …

first_img Projects The Renovation of a Little House in a Historical Neighborhood of Guangzhou / URBANUSSave this projectSaveThe Renovation of a Little House in a Historical Neighborhood of Guangzhou / URBANUS ArchDaily China Photographs 2018 Photographs:  Chao ZhangSave this picture!Aerial view. Image © Chao ZhangRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The Mengsheng Community in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou got its name out of the saying that the descendants of Mengtian, a legendary general of Qin Dynasty(221B.C-207B.C), resided here. The project is located on Upper-Mengsheng Street, a long and winding alleyway. The original house was a three-story brick and concrete structure that the owner built in 1985 with each story having a floor area of merely 22 square meters. It is closely surrounded by its neighboring buildings.Save this picture!exterior view. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!exterior view. Image © Chao ZhangThe east side of the house brushes against the exterior wall of the adjacent house, while the north and west sides have a spacing of 90 and 30 centimeters with neighboring houses. The 80 -centimeter-wide alley in the south, which barely allows two people to walk pass each other, is the only passage that leads to the entrance. In addition to being small, compressed, dark, and incoveniently close to the neighboring houses, the building also has poor thermal performance with underlying structural dangers. These issues are always typical in the process of regeneration in old city quarters.Save this picture!exterior view before renovation. Image Courtesy of URBANUSSave this picture!the alley view before renovation. Image Courtesy of URBANUSSave this picture!the alley view before renovation. Image Courtesy of URBANUSThe renovation plan started from the interior, aiming to reorganize the vital functions of daily life within the limited space. The operation of carving through the floor plates enables the integration of the whole building and creates interlocking living spaces. Skylights are introduced on the top floor to allow light in the building. Thus the dark and light spaces, openings and enclosures, are manipulated to make the tiny interior feel much more spacious.Save this picture!staircase section sketchSave this picture!stairs. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!stairs. Image © Chao ZhangThe construction started with the reinforcement of the overall structure. The original steep, single-run stair was replaced by a comfortable double-flight one as a device to rearrange vertical circulation. The customized light scoops on the north and south walls bring additional skylight to the dark ground floor. Carefully designed viewing windows at various positions on the walls not only usher in natural light to each floor, but also bring outside views inside.Save this picture!stairs. Image © Chao ZhangOn the top fourth floor, there is a transparent small room and a terrace that overlooks the surrounding city. It is intended to be an open space flexible for various activities as admiring the moon, having tea or contemplating.Save this picture!4F. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!4F. Image © Chao ZhangA house should not only accommodate people, but also their spirit and dreams. Though this house is tiny, it provides a unique feeling of serenity over the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. The stroll through the dark and narrow alley into the building can be a reminder of an excerpt from the Chinese literary classic, The Peach Colony, that tells a story of a fisherman’s discovery of an “Arcadia” at the end of a grove of peach trees: “At first the opening was very narrow, barely wide enough for one person to go in”. After walking through the alley that is illuminated by only a beam of narrowly constrained skylight, eventually “it opened into a flood of light”. Here, while one ascends from the ground floor of the building to the top, he gradually emerges from darkness into brightness and his feelings would rise from repression to a sense of release. This experience is akin to that of the fisherman, thus the building can be seen as the reconstruction of a “vertical Peach Colony”.Save this picture!1F. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!2F. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!3F. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!4F. Image © Chao ZhangSmall pieces of maroon stone with natural grains are chosen for the exterior wall of the house, since their color matches with the surrounding old buildings. As time passes, the overall texture of the wall will enable the house to be further integrated into the surrounding environment. After renovation, the building still takes on a low-key stance in the neighborhood, while provides a welcoming respite for its owners in the bustling city.Save this picture!aerival view. Image © Chao ZhangThis small, single-family house of merely 80 square meters is a tiny cell that composes the old city fabric of Guangzhou. As an example of the city’s micro-regeneration process, this project has a unique cultural ambition for the revival of the historical clusters within the city. It undertakes resistance and provides an alternative option that opposes the prevailing tabula rasa model of urban renewal.Save this picture!aerial view. Image © Chao ZhangSave this picture!aerial veiw. Image © Chao ZhangProject gallerySee allShow lessItauba House / Rocco ArquitetosSelected ProjectsArchitecture Faculty in Tournai / Aires MateusSelected Projects Share Save this picture!aerial view. Image © Chao Zhang+ 53Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Year:  Architects: URBANUS Area Area of this architecture project Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920197/the-renovation-of-a-little-house-in-a-historical-neighborhood-of-guangzhou-urbanus Clipboard “COPY” The Renovation of a Little House in a Historical Neighborhood of Guangzhou / URBANUS ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920197/the-renovation-of-a-little-house-in-a-historical-neighborhood-of-guangzhou-urbanus Clipboard Houses CopyHouses, Renovation•Guangzhou, China “COPY” CopyAbout this officeURBANUSOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationGuangzhouIcebergChinaPublished on January 17, 2021Cite: “The Renovation of a Little House in a Historical Neighborhood of Guangzhou / URBANUS” 17 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?广州历史街区内一栋极小住宅的改造“大隐于市” / URBANUS都市实践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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Volunteering site launched

Howard Lake | 5 April 1999 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Volunteering site launched The National Centre for Volunteering has launched a Web site for volunteers and those looking for voluntary work. The National Centre for Volunteering has launched a Web site for volunteers and those looking for voluntary work. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

Korean workers fight back

first_imgHan Sang-Gyun, the head of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), surrenders voluntarily to the police in Seoul, Dec. 10.Since its founding in 1996 during a massive strike against anti-labor legislation, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions has been in the forefront of resistance in south Korea. On Dec. 9, KCTU President Han Sang-gyun, who had spent the past few weeks in the Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, was arrested. Han, who remains in detention, is accused of inciting violence during a Nov. 15 mass labor and farmer demonstration that was brutally attacked. One participating farmer remains in a coma after a water cannon assault by police.The demonstration was called to oppose labor law changes proposed by President Park Geun-hye, changes which would force more workers, especially youth, into precarious temporary work. Han, who had been living for months in the KCTU office to avoid arrest on previous charges, emerged to lead the demonstration. After the protest, he sought refuge in the temple.While there are no laws granting sanctuary, state authorities do not typically enter a temple to carry out an arrest. In Han’s case, the temple was surrounded by hundreds of police. A similar number of monks and young Buddhists were guarding the temple entrance to protect Han. “If the police raid the temple it … will be tantamount to a state clampdown on the Jogye Order and on the whole Buddhist movement in South Korea,” the Order said in a statement. (Guardian, Dec. 9) Han turned himself in voluntarily, according to the KCTU.Han is a true hero of the Korean working class. In 2009, he led a 77-day occupation of SsangYong Motors, a car company that produces for the domestic Korean market. The main demands were against layoffs. The workers survived several police eviction attempts. Workers on the roof suffered skin burns from chemicals dropped on them. On Aug. 4, police stormed the plant where 600 workers were still occupying. Over 100 were injured, including two forced off the roof by water cannons. During the three years Han served in jail for his role in the occupation, 28 SsangYong workers died of injuries and conditions related to the police attacks.Because of their courageous sit-down, the Korean Metal Workers Union won some language limiting layoffs. Then, when SsangYong began reneging on the agreement in 2012, Han and two other auto workers climbed to the top of an electrical pylon. Han’s aerial protest lasted 177 days.Now, “we have no choice but to fight,” Han explained. “KCTU is calling for a general strike despite all this because without a fight, what’s left of organized labor, the only means to defend the rights of workers, can ultimately become obsolete. The lives of 20 million workers are on the line.“And this time, it will not be a one-day strike. We’re talking about stopping production, freight trucks stopping in their tracks, railroad and subway workers on illegal strikes, and paralyzing the country so that the government will feel the outrage of the workers. That’s what we’re preparing for.” (Foreign Policy in Perspective, Nov. 12)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 4, 2021 808 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Last month’s severe freeze that swept much of the country prevented many would-be listings from hitting the market, widening the housing-inventory dearth. Realtor.com reports the situation has pushed new listings to a record low, further behind pre-pandemic levels, from which it will be difficult to come back. At this rate, the researchers say, buyers will be in for a much more competitive homebuying season than last year.”Last month’s record cold and snowstorms likely caused sellers to hit pause, even if only temporarily,” said realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “However, in today’s inventory-starved market, any setback is significant. Unless we see some big improvements in the new listings trends over the coming months buyers can expect stiff competition. And unlike last spring, buyers may also face affordability challenges as home prices and mortgage rates increase. Market dynamics continue to favor sellers.”Hale and Sr. Economic Research Analyst Sabrina Speianu say that, nationally, the inventory of homes for sale in February decreased by 48.6% over the past year, a higher rate of decline compared to the 42.6% drop in January.That is some 496,000 fewer homes for sale compared to February of last year, they noted.Newly listed homes declined further, by 24.5% year-over-year. In the third week of February—during the severe weather—new listings dropped by 35.2% year-over-year. They then reportedly recovered to 26.9% in February’s final week as conditions eased.”Approximately 207,000 fewer homes were newly listed for sale during the first two months of 2021, compared with the average for those two months over the last four years,” the authors noted. “New listings would need to increase by 25% year-over-year in March and April to bring the year-to-date figure back to April 2020’s levels.”Listed homes aren’t remaining on the market very long—the average home spent 70 days on the market this February, which is 11 days less than last year.The full report on realtor.com breaks down housing trends by region. 2021-03-04 Christina Hughes Babb Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Is it Time to Reevaluate Your Approach to Customer Service? Next: Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Signs Dima Zdor

first_imgJune 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Signs Dima Zdor Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Tuesday, Weber State men’s basketball head coach Randy Rahe announced the signing of Dima Zdor to join the Wildcats’ program.Zdor, a 6’10” forward from Yalta, Ukraine, played high school basketball at Saint James School of Hagerstown, Md., where he was coached by Don Shopland.Last season as a senior, Zdor posted 14 points, 9 rebounds and two blocked shots per game while his team went 19-10 and saw several players go to Division I programs, including Butler and Nebraska.Rahe is pleased with the signing, saying “He is a great fit for our culture and program.” Written by Tags: Butler/Dima Zdor/Don Shopland/Nebraska/Randy Rahe/Weber State Men’s Basketballlast_img read more

USA: Center for Service Support Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

first_img Training & Education View post tag: Service USA: Center for Service Support Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month View post tag: Navy View post tag: Violence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: domestic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence View post tag: center View post tag: Support View post tag: Observes Center for Service Support (CSS) Sailors and civilian employees observed Domestic Violence Awareness Month Oct. 7.The concept of Domestic Violence Awareness Month began as a “Day of Unity” in October 1981, and soon after evolved into an entire week. In 1987 the first monthly observance took place. Two years later Congress passed a law officially designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Activities during this month vary from base to base, but the common theme is to mourn those who have died at the hands of their intimate partners and to celebrate those who have survived. This year’s theme is ‘Silence hides violence’.“Sailors are not always comfortable, or always aware of what they should do, but many families are affected by this issue,” said Command Master Chief (SW/SCW/AW) Ray Rosado. “Campaigns and training are the most effective way to get the message out. You must show people powerful visuals that provoke an emotion and gives bystanders a reason to help stop these crimes.”Rosado said Sailors and civilian employees are encouraged to participate in projects and events being conducted at Naval Station Newport (NWPT) and throughout local communities.“Projects and events allow Sailors to express their creativity and give their own unique messages of hope,” said Rosado. “These efforts will help garner interest in stopping domestic violence. It’s important for both our Sailors and civilians to understand the initiatives on bases and in the community, particularly the Silent Witness Program.”The Silent Witness Program features silhouette cutouts, which represent real-life cases of individuals who lost their lives violently at the hands of their spouses or domestic partners. They can be seen throughout local communities as well as Naval installations.“Our local communities and bases honor their memory by displaying wooden figures, each figure displaying some factual information about domestic violence and the phone numbers of locations on the base and throughout the community where help is available,” said Rosado. “The message we hope to convey is that if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, either physical, or emotional, help is a call or e-mail away. We must educate our Sailors about the detriments of domestic violence and how it degrades mission readiness.”Chief Personnel Specialist (SW/AW) Roger Drumheller, CSS Victim Assistance Program (VWAP) manager said Sailors who are victims of domestic abuse should enroll in VWAP.VWAP assists victims and witnesses with their legal rights under military and civilian law. Additionally, the program helps victims through the recovery process after suffering a criminal action.“The Navy provides VWAP rights to victims and witnesses in cases where the offender is a Sailor and their misconduct is going to be handled by the Navy,” said Drumheller. “Typically, civilian prosecutors provide victim assistance if the offender is being prosecuted in the civilian courts; oftentimes the Navy remains involved if the victim is a Sailor or involves a family member.”“The program encourages victims and witnesses to be forthright and participate in the military justice process,” said Drumheller. “It lets them know there are a lot of resources available such as medical treatment, and counseling. They are not alone in this process. We are here to help.”CSS and its learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the fleet’s warfighting mission. More than 300 staff and faculty work hand-in-hand with the fleet and are dedicated to ensure training is current and well executed on behalf of 10,000 Sailors who graduate from CSS courses annually in the administration, logistics and media communities.[mappress]Press Release, October 08, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Awareness Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Center for Service Support Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month View post tag: month October 8, 2013 Share this articlelast_img read more

IS IT TRUE APRIL 3, 2019

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the political deal made to enable one of the Gary, Indiana casinos to move to a location in Terre Haute there was a provision that was going to pay the City of Evansville a sum of $6 million to compensate us for the anticipated loss of business from people who will choose the new Terre Haute casino because of location?IS IT TRUE the latest version of the political deal has removed that $6 million for City of Evansville that would put a lot of cash into the tax coffers of the City of Evansville? …the casino at French Lick was scheduled to get $2.5 million over several years if this deal passes and that has not changed?IS IT TRUE the CCO does not understand how something that had been calculated and agreed to by elected public officials can be cast aside so easily?…the CCO feels that some of the local people in a positions of political power like Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Ways and Means member-State Representative Hollie Sullivan, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch from Vanderburgh County and Governor Eric Holcomb should intervene and get that $6 million that was originally supposed to be allocated back to  the City of Evansville? …”it’s a well-known fact that the Governor has final say over the plans to move two Gary casinos to more lucrative locations”?  …if the legislature eliminates the provision of Evansville receiving the $6 million dollars the Governor can veto the actions taken by the State Legislative body?IS IT TRUE according to the Indy Star the Chairman and CEO of Spectacle Entertainment, Rod Ratcliff have contributed more than $1 million to the Republican Governors Association since 2016?   ..the Indy Star reported that the RGA became a financial lifeline for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb in 2016 after his campaign got a late start and was then restricted from accessing the campaign funds of his predecessor, now-Vice President Mike Pence?IS IT TRUE the Indy Star also reported: “that since 2016, Rod Ratcliff’s companies have given $577,500 to the Republican State Leadership Committee, a national organization that helps down-ballot statewide and legislative candidates”?  …”this group reportedly gave more than $550,000 to the campaigns of Holcomb’s lieutenant governor, Suzanne Crouch, and the Indiana House Republican Campaign Committee, which is led by House Speaker Brian Bosma”?IS IT TRUE that our readers feel when elected officials get a backdoor $500,000 political contributions that it should be considered illegal? …as we all know, it looks like politicians and real people have two sets of laws?  … it looks like politicians can legally get away with things that regular people and businesses can’t?IS IT TRUE over the year’s governmental watchdogs have expressed concerns that amendments made to casino gaming laws were seemingly motivated by corporations or individuals giving donations to the right political person or political group? …we wonder why hasn’t one of these governmental watchdog groups hasn’t asked the proper enforcement authorities to look into any possible ethical wrongdoing in anyone in elected office or the gaming business?IS IT TRUE it was announced yesterday by the Indiana Firebird-Evansville head football coach Nick Hart that there will not be an Indiana Firebirds indoor football team at the Ford Center this year?  …all we can say to the never tested coach of the Indiana Firebirds-Evansville Nick Hart is why didn’t he realize that the NGL was a “no go” a long time ago?   … Coach Hart should have gotten a hint that the NGL was in trouble when the home and practice uniforms were never ordered, when the home games playing turf was never ordered, when the arrangement to house his out-of-town players during the season never happened, when the management of the Ford Center didn’t post the schedule of games to be played at Ford Center and most important was why wasn’t he and other employees of the NGL weren’t paid for their services?IS IT TRUE  the news that the Indiana Firebirds-Evansville will not be playing at the Ford Center this year is no surprise to the City-County Observer and our readers because we been projecting this news for several months?  …looks like the CEO of the Ford Center and our City officials have egg on their faces because they didn’t properly vent this proposed arena football deal?  …they could have saved face if they only read the numerous articles we published during the last several months concerning the legal and financial challenges that the National Gridiron Football Leauge were experiencing?IS IT TRUE that the newly appointed Evansville Region Representative of the United States Senator Mike Braun is doing a credible job?  …Steven W. Hammer is working day and night carrying the message that the United States Senator from Indiana Mike Braun is a man of his word by following through with his campaign promises?  …we give five  (5) cheers to Steve Hammer and the United States Senator Mike Braun?IS IT TRUE that Lori Lightfoot, a former U.S. attorney, has been elected Mayor of Chicago? …she will be the first black woman and first openly gay person to lead the nation’s third-largest city?  …Lightfoot beat Toni Preckwinkle, also a black female candidate, in the runoff election Tuesday?   …the two competed after emerging as the top vote-getters among a record 14 candidates in the mayoral election in February?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: If your an elected official and someone gives your campaign $500,000 what do you feel they expect you to do from them?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports. We are pleased to provide obituaries from several area funeral homes at no costs.  Over the next several weeks we shall be adding additional obituaries from other local funeral homes.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them..If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.”READERS FORUM”  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Farmers Market Brings a Little Bit of Country to the Jersey Shore

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiOcean City residents Carol and Jerry Meister eagerly await summer’s arrival each year.No surprise, right? So does everyone else who lives in or visits the beach town that boldly touts itself as “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”But listening to the Meisters talk, you get the impression that they might want to change the tourism slogan to “America’s Greatest Farmers Market.”Big, juicy peaches and succulent corn on the cob are some of the things that make their summers special.Although farmers markets are a common summer treat for motorists venturing out on the rural roads of South Jersey, the Meisters buy their fruits and vegetables right here in town, just a few blocks from the beach.“These are the best peaches in New Jersey and the best corn in New Jersey,” Jerry Meister declared. “We wait for this for months.”“Yes, we’re big fans of the farmers market,” his wife, Carol, added.Now in its 18th year, the Ocean City farmers market offers the freshest New Jersey-grown produce. Farmers say Ocean City’s tourists, in particular, are surprised to learn that such an array of fruits and vegetables are harvested from South Jersey’s fields.“We get people from Georgia or South Carolina who come here and they can’t believe that this is New Jersey produce,” said John Hurff Jr., whose family owns the William Schober and Sons Farm in Monroeville, Gloucester County.Hurff, who operates a produce stand at the farmers market, also said that customers get the benefit of buying fruits and vegetables at prices typically below what the supermarkets charge for their produce.Elaine Monteleone, whose husband owns Dave Monteleone Farms in Vineland, noted that farmers build up a loyal following of customers at Ocean City’s farmers market. Monteleone Farms has been a vendor at the market for 17 years, she said.“It’s a great market,” Monteleone said. “I can’t complain about a thing.”The farmers market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. After another successful run this summer, it will close down for the season after Sept. 6.Rose Savastano and Nancy Neal, in blue shirts, the co-managers of the farmers market for the Chamber of Commerce, stop in to see Jim Daily and Anna Buzby at the produce stand operated by A.T. Buzby Farm of Woodstown.Organized by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, the market features 45 food stands and another 45 vendors who sell homemade crafts. Rose Savastano and Nancy Neal, co-managers of the market for the Chamber of Commerce, said they are always looking for ways to improve what they believe is already the “No. 1 farmers market.”“We are the best of the best. We have everything,” Savastano said.The location of the market on the Asbury Avenue commercial corridor also benefits the downtown merchants. Once they are done buying their fruits and vegetables, customers will stroll over to the downtown businesses to do some shopping or eat at local restaurants, Neal pointed out.Another noteworthy component of the farmers market is that it is kid-friendly. While the parents are picking out fruits and veggies, the children can stop across the street for tours of the Ocean City firehouse on Sixth Street. Police officers are also at the farmers market to mingle with the kids, Neal said.To accommodate the vendors, Asbury Avenue is closed to motor vehicle traffic at Sixth Street. The street is turned into a miniature tent city featuring local vendors selling everything from handmade artwork to stylish clothes to fine jewelry and much, much more.Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street is closed to motor vehicle traffic to allow pedestrians to shop at the vendor tents for the day.One shopper, Kelli Sandifer, a vacationer from Glassboro, was surprised to find fresh flowers being sold at the farmers market. Sandifer is the owner of a Gloucester County flower business called Mullica Hill Floral Co.“Obviously, I miss being around flowers,” Sandifer said of her vacation time spent away from her floral business. “I just love seeing so many flowers here. They are of very high quality.”Mays Landing-based Parkerhouse Flowers, which was selling the flowers that Sandifer admired, has been a vendor at the farmers market for 10 years. Parkerhouse’s Tina Parker, who owns the business with her husband, Tom, said the market has helped them to build up their sales over the years by reaching out beyond Mays Landing.“There is a lot of good traffic flow here,” Tina Parker said. “We see a lot of the same people every week and every year. They like it that all of these flowers are grown in New Jersey.”Kelli Sandifer, of Glassboro, checks out the fresh flowers sold by Parkerhouse Flowers. The Farmers Market opens this weekend in Ocean City.last_img read more

Press release: PM call with President Trump: 13 March 2018

first_imgA Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister spoke to President Trump earlier this afternoon to update him on the ongoing investigation into the Salisbury incident. The Prime Minister set out the conclusion reached by the UK government that it was highly likely that Russia was responsible for the attack against Sergei and Yulia Skripal. President Trump said the US was with the UK all the way, agreeing that the Russian Government must provide unambiguous answers as to how this nerve agent came to be used.last_img read more