Three Angle House / Megowan Architectural


first_img Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938171/three-angle-house-megowan-architectural Clipboard Australia Three Angle House / Megowan ArchitecturalSave this projectSaveThree Angle House / Megowan Architectural CopyAbout this officeMegowan ArchitecturalOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMount MarthaOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on April 23, 2020Cite: “Three Angle House / Megowan Architectural” 23 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Adam Crean Plumbing ArchDaily Year:  Photographs:  Elise Scott, Anthony Richardson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Grant Moir Electrical BLAC. Design Houses 2020 Photographs Architects: Megowan Architectural Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Landscape Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938171/three-angle-house-megowan-architectural Clipboard Plastering: Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Cheminees Philippe, Classic Ceramics, Daikin, FRANKE, George Fethers, Gessi, Liebherr, Miele, Signorino, Ventech, Victoria Carpets, Weber, BGC Fiber Cement, Fienza, Lights Lights Lights, Remodern Plumber: CopyHouses•Mount Martha, Australia Hydronic Heating: iEnergi Three Angle House / Megowan Architectural Peninsula Plaster Co Project Team:Pricilla Heung, Luke Hickman, Luciano RodriguezStructural & Civil Engineer:Meyer ConsultingBuilding Surveyor:BuildeConcrete Benchtops:Concrete CollectiveTiler:C Landrigan tilingPaint And Venetian Plaster:San Marco PaintersFormed Concrete Walls:GRADONJoiner:BM Hall KitchensGlazing:Precision InstallsPool:Landmark PoolsStyling:Style Haus CoWindows:Windows By DesignPolished Concrete:Revolution CGPCity:Mount MarthaCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anthony RichardsonRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The Three Angle House has been designed specifically to make the most of the three stunning views offered on this site in Mount Martha. Architect Christopher Megowan, Director of Megowan Architectural, was engaged to work on the project. He explained the moment he first visited the site “I stood on my car and turned around and I was blown away. It’s one thing to have one view on a site but three uniquely stunning and different views. To the north, you can see Mornington and Port Phillip Bay, the greenery of Mount Martha Reserve and Point Nepean to the west, and to the northwest the Melbourne CBD on the horizon. The decision to build the house around these views was instantaneous and the agreement was in unison with the clients”.Save this picture!© Elise ScottSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Elise ScottOwners Jo and Colin Turner knew they were not going to build a run-of-the-mill home for their dream seachange home. “We wanted something so light and airy and it’s exactly what we have got”. Vinnie Price and Matt Stonehouse from KabSav Projects were engaged based on their solid track record for producing exceptionally unexpected homes, including previous successful team collaboration, the Two Angle House. From Kabsav’s perspective, “We wake up each morning looking for that next challenge, obviously being Three Angles this had that challenge”.Save this picture!© Elise ScottSave this picture!© Elise ScottThe main entry sets the tone for the home and was intentionally sunken into the hillside. When one descends to the front door the entry to the home opens up to a stunning reveal of a timber-framed view across Jullul Bay. The warmth of blackbutt timber plays with the textural nature of concrete throughout and a feature cantilevered steel staircase carries you up to the main living spaces and the most elevated vantage point over the bay that the site had to offer.Save this picture!© Elise ScottIndeed the language of unexpected but intentional angles has been woven throughout the inspiration of the house. An angular handrail is recessed into a concrete wall, stair treads, and insitu concrete benchtops taper and flare and a triangular clerestory skylight is a statement in the open living area.Save this picture!© Elise ScottSave this picture!© Elise ScottThe outstanding quality of this home is the exceptional use of natural light. The spaces change throughout the day as the sun moves from the kitchen and study in the east across the living areas to a stunning westerly sunset over the private deck off the master bedroom in the evening. Nearly every space is animated by the constantly changing canvases of the three carefully framed views. “It’s an incredible home to watch a storm roll in from, the whole sky puts on a show, and given the elevated position you feel immersed in it,” says Megowan. “The living spaces are intentionally warm and robust, they’re active spaces to entertain in, engage in and wear in with coastal life while the master suite takes on a softer, quieter and more luxurious character, designed as spaces to retreat to and reflect in.”Save this picture!© Elise ScottJo and Colin are are thrilled with how the team worked together and felt involved throughout. A key part of this success was how they proactively researched every material and product that Megowan Architectural put forward which meant decisions were confidently made, and that work was coordinated and installed efficiently by Kabsav. “It is fantastic to work with a client that is open and receptive to new ideas and are engaged with every step” says Megowan.Save this picture!© Elise ScottSave this picture!© Elise Scott“When it comes down to it, this forever home had to do more than just hit the brief and budget, it had to frame and magnify the lifestyle that the site so clearly offered” says Megowan. “So to us, this Three Angle House is a true success and certainly a project that we were very proud to be a part of.”Save this picture!© Anthony RichardsonProject gallerySee allShow lessMéMo Médiathèque of Monein / OECO ArchitectesSelected ProjectsMajimaya Confectionery Tool Shop / KAMITOPENSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Elise Scott+ 56Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Electrician: last_img read more

Light Hollow / YounghanChung Architects


first_imgManufacturers: Artemide, Duomo&Co, Duun Edward, Eplus, Living Plus, MBK Construction: Light Hollow / YounghanChung ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLight Hollow / YounghanChung Architects CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Suyeong-gu, South Korea CopyAbout this officeYounghanChung ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSuyeong-guOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on June 12, 2020Cite: “Light Hollow / YounghanChung Architects” 12 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: YounghanChung Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  2019 Photographs:  Yoon Joonhwan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941478/light-hollow-urban-housing-younghan-chung-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941478/light-hollow-urban-housing-younghan-chung-architects Clipboard Structural Engineer: Architect In Charge:Younghan ChungClient:Sulki Jung, Yun-hyoung SeolSite Area:152.00m2Gross Floor Area:284.72m2Building Scope:4FParking:2Height:12.82mBuilding To Land Ratio:59.80%Floor Area Ratio:187.32%Design Period:Apr 2017 ~ Dec 2018Construction Period:Dec 2018 ~ Dec 2019City:Suyeong-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalLight Hollow is an extension of the aforementioned “9×9 Experimental House”. The prior project was based on the concept of exploring the fundamental experience of living through a space in which the user could actively define areas and dismantle internal and external spatial boundaries, as opposed to areas of action defined by furniture.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanMeanwhile, this project maintains commonly defined areas in the residential projects and overlaps them with variable areas that can be defined by the user as one lives within the space, threading them together as a single sequence. It was possible to take note of the unique qualities of the changing external environment through this sequence, and to seek out a novel approach to life through the experience of actively modulating one’s personal space through the active gaze of residents.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanThe realization of such a concept was only possible through the understanding and empathy of the client, as is the case in all architectural projects of such a high level of completion. The client accepted the suggestion of nominating a Project Manager system to comprehensively manage the entire process from design to construction by the architect.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanSave this picture!Sectional Perspective 02Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanAs a result, over the course of a year in which construction and field design simultaneously took place, this allowed for a three year time-frame for completion overall, and as the project developed it became a chance for the client and architect to observe and record the potential for the space to flexibly develop into an urban residence in the old city center while staying true to its unique environment Light Hollow is, in this sense, another experimental project, in which the physical construction of the project does not signify.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanProject gallerySee allShow lessCalafate Hostel / Hauser Oficina de ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsSymmons Plains / Cumulus StudioSelected Projects Share Dwelling Partners, Lee Kyejun, Lee kyejun Light Hollow / YounghanChung Architects TEO Structure, Park Byung Soon, Teo structure Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Yoon Joonhwan+ 27Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY”last_img read more

Yahoo!’s online Furby auction for charity


Yahoo!’s online Furby auction for charity Howard Lake | 5 April 1999 | 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. Source: Yahoo! is running an online auction of Furby toys to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The furry toy was the most popular – or most unpopular (depending on how much you were exposed to its burblings) – toy of Christmas 1998. These aren’t any old Furbies though: the five lots include Furby no. 1 from this season’s production line.Yahoo! is running an online auction of Furby toys to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The furry toy was the most popular – or most unpopular (depending on how much you were exposed to its burblings) – toy of Christmas 1998. These aren’t any old Furbies though: the five lots include Furby no. 1 from this season’s production line.You might recall that Yahoo! Auctions has already run an online auction for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Over Christmas the non-profit received $25,000 from a month-long auction of 1,000 Furbies on behalf of children’s charities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Oxfam Outreach volunteers respond to Haiti’s plea


first_img 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.  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Haiti KnowHow NonProfit Volunteering Oxfam Outreach volunteers respond to Haiti’s plea Howard Lake | 8 February 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis During a cold February evening something pretty special happened at Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch. A group of volunteers mostly comprising of members from Oxfams London Outreach campaigning group got together to arrange a Haiti benefit concert in under 10 days.Damien Clarkson from KnowHow Nonprofit www.knowhownonprofit.org Co-Organised the event titled Outreach4Haiti and had this to say on the project.“The disaster in Haiti has left millions homeless, basics such food and water are in chronic shortage. This event demonstrated the power of collaboration online between a large number of people who didn’t know each other but shared the same belief that they had to act to help improve living conditions for the people of Haiti. The passion of the other volunteers who helped and generosity of those in attendance was astounding and a real indication of the social responsibility the British public has demonstrated thus far to this crisis”.Outreach4Haiti saw a great effort from all volunteers who had their own set of skills and pulled on contacts in order to get a variety of things to help, ranging from free raffle gifts to a great venue and set of bands. The event was a major success with over 150 attendees raising £1199.41 towards Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake appeal.The bands were well received especially newly signed to Band Republic Headspace, who were receiving encore requests come the end of their set.If you were unable to attend the event and would like to contribute there is still time to give, please visithttp://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ldnoutreachAbout the Event:Outreach4Haiti- Are a group of volunteers most of whom volunteer for Oxfam London outreach group. They pulled together to arrange the Outreach4Haiti concert in under 10 days and raised £1999.41. If you would like to contact them you can do so by emailing Damien Clarkson at [email protected] or [email protected] and comedians who performed at the gig included:Stickman Army (http://www.myspace.com/stickmanarmy)Hannah White (http://hannahwhitemusic.com)Headspace (http://www.myspace.com/headspacerocks – JUST SIGNED to Band Republic: http://www.bandrepublic.com/news/?p=109)Dead Cannons (http://www.myspace.com/deadcannons)http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ldnoutreachPlease visit Oxfam’s ‘Haiti: Drop the Debt’ campaign, calling on the International Monetary Fund to cancel Haiti’s debt: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/actions/haiti_drop_the_debt.htmllast_img read more

Public TV station’s decision to pull talk show sparks more controversy


first_img News July 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public TV station’s decision to pull talk show sparks more controversy Reporters Without Borders voiced surprise today at the decision by public TV station Canal 7 to suddenly withdraw the morning talk show ‘Desayuno’ (Breakfast) from its programming on 7 July.This is the second time a state-owned broadcaster has suddenly yanked a programme since the start of the year. Follow the news on Argentina ArgentinaAmericas Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites RSF_en to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more News July 6, 2020 Find out more ArgentinaAmericas News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Reporters Without Borders voiced surprise today at the decision by public TV station Canal 7 to suddenly withdraw the morning talk show ‘Desayuno’ (Breakfast) from its programming on 7 July, saying it feared the move could be linked to the current tension between the media and President Néstor Kirchner’s government.“This is the second time a state-owned broadcaster has suddenly yanked a programme since the start of the year, while state advertising is being assigned in an arbitrary fashion, to reward or punish journalists,” the press freedom organisation said.“Without prejudging the reasons for the withdrawal of ‘Desayuno,’ we have to recognise that it comes at a time when press freedom has suffered a setback in Argentine,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “Instead of letting the situation continue to deteriorate, the government should enter into a dialogue with the media.”Hosted by Victor Hugo Morales, an Uruguayan journalist known for his irreverence, ‘Desayuno’ was broadcast for the last time on 7 July, ending a seven-year run. “I was told 10 days ago the show would stop, but I was assured that we could go on until the end of August,” the show’s executive producer, Eduardo Metzger, told Reporters Without Borders. Metzger finally got a call on the night of 7 July saying that morning’s show had been the last.The order came from Néstor Piccone, who took over as programme coordinator after journalist Rosario Lufrano was appointed as the new head of Canal 7 on 23 May. “We analysed all the programming after our arrival and we decided this show was stale,” Piccone told the daily newspaper Clarín. “What’s more, it is a current affairs programme, and we already have one,” he added.Metzger and Morales doubt this was the real reason. “The new management wanted to influence the show’s editorial line, but we had an independent attitude and that obviously upset them,” Metzger said. Morales added: “I have the feeling I was of no use to the management’s goals, and I take that as a complement. The government clearly has no time for anything to do with press freedom.” He turned down Canal 7’s alternative job offer.The atmosphere at Canal 7 has been very tense since the new management’s arrival and the firing of Marcela Pacheco as presenter of the evening news programme on 6 June after she openly criticised a gathering President Kirchner had organised on the third anniversary of his inauguration on 25 May, which is also the national holiday.Kirchner and his wife, Sen. Cristína Fernández de Kirchner, reiterated their criticism of the press during independence day celebrations on 9 July. The president lambasted the daily La Nación for colluding with the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. The journalists who cover parliament were described as “ignoramuses” and “dimwits” by the first lady. Presidential chief of staff Ánibal Fernández urged the press to conduct a “self-criticism.”Three Argentine current affairs programmes suffered the same fate as ‘Desayuno’ during the first half of this year. The privately-owned radio station Lu 12 Radio Río Gallegos in the southern province of Santa Cruz stopped its programme ‘Séptimo Día’ on 3 May under pressure from the province’s deputy governor, who threatened to withdraw lucrative state advertising.Similar pressure seems to have been behind the decision of local TV station 5 ATS in the northern province of Tucumán to withdraw its programme ‘Periodismo de Verdad’ in March. And José “Pepe” Eliaschev learned on 30 December 2005 that the programme ‘Esto que pasa’ that he hosted on state-owned Radio Nacional, which was very critical of the current government, would not continue in 2006 “on orders from above.” Reporters Without Borders wrote at the time to the president’s chief of staff about this decision, but got no reply. December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Mortgage Cadence and Radian MI Collaborate


first_img Previous: Dan Sheehy Joins Home Point Financial Next: Holding Off For the Holidays in Featured, Headlines, News Related Articles “Radian’s integration with Mortgage Cadence is a testament of our commitment to making it easier for our customers to do business with us,” said Brien McMahon, Chief Franchise Officer, Radian. “With this integration, customers can obtain accurate Radian MI rate quotes with greater speed and accuracy, while continuing to focus on their business.”Radian MI, headquartered in Philadelphia offers products and services that include mortgage insurance as well as a host of mortgage, risk, real estate, and title services to promote homeownership.  Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Mortgage Cadence and Radian MI Collaborate “At Mortgage Cadence, our goal is to help our clients connect to the providers they want to work with and operate at optimal efficiency,” said Brian Benson, Executive Manager of services at Mortgage Cadence. “This integration extends our provider network and offers direct, on-platform access to Radian’s mortgage insurance services.”Mortgage Cadence, with its headquarters in Colorado and Minnesota, provides people, process, and technology for enterprise and mid-market lenders to help create better borrower experiences. The integration centralizes all data and documents related to the mortgage insurance transaction and stores this information within ELC to avoid rekeying of information from external sites. This single-system approach benefits lenders by eliminating the risk of human error, reducing labor and accelerating loan closing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Benson Brien McMahon Mortgage Cadence Radian MI 2018-12-07 Donna Joseph Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Brian Benson Brien McMahon Mortgage Cadence Radian MI About Author: Donna Joseph Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Featured / Mortgage Cadence and Radian MI Collaborate Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 7, 2018 1,190 Views Enterprise Lending Center (ELC) facilitates lending in all forward and reverse mortgage channels and across all mortgage products, including home equity. Through the Radian integration, Mortgage Cadence clients can quickly obtain Radian MI rate quotes, order insurance, and receive order status updates without ever leaving ELC.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) company, has integrated Radian’s mortgage insurance (MI) service into its Enterprise Lending Center solution, further expanding on-platform access to top-tier services. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

With reopening looming, some public schools struggle to prepare


first_imgizusek/iStockBy LAURA ROMERO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — At The Lawrenceville School, a private high school in New Jersey, students returning in the fall will have access to an app that tracks potential coronavirus symptoms, touchless sinks and a health center with pediatricians and a full time nursing staff.Buildings will have filters with the “highest level of filtration possible” and 360-degree cameras will allow students to participate virtually, in hopes of reducing class sizes, according to Steve Murray, the Head of School.But nearly 1,500 miles away, in Oklahoma, Sulphur Public Schools, a district where 60% of students live in poverty and which has seen recent cuts in state funding, purchasing even basic protective equipment for students has become difficult — to the point where the district may resort to cutting staff to cover costs.As schools across the nation are preparing and releasing their plans for the school year in the midst of a pandemic, some public schools are finding themselves at a disadvantage, struggling to provide internet access to families and having to rely on additional government pandemic relief funds and organizations to purchase protective equipment for students.Kenya Bradshaw, the Vice President of Policy and Community Coalitions at The New Teacher Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that poor and minority students get equal access to effective teachers, said the overall disparity between private institutions and public schools is nothing new, as public facilities face constant budget cuts, reduced enrollment numbers and low pay for teachers. But with the coronavirus raging in much of the country, the lack of resources in public schools may mean that some students don’t get to come back to school — or could endanger those who do.“We knew that there were capital improvement needs of schools across the country prior to COVID-19,” Bradshaw told ABC News. “So many schools do not have the proper air and filtration system or air conditioning, let alone the high quality filtration systems that the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] is recommending for work spaces. Without adequate resources we’re putting our teachers and children in danger or we aren’t providing kids with the education they need.”In late March, Congress allocated $13.5 billion from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act fund to states to distribute to local schools and programs. But for Matt Holder, the Superintendent of Sulphur Public Schools, the funds provided by the government are not enough.“We were hoping that the CARES funding was going to fill some of that hole and it’s just not going to fill at all, especially with having to purchase so many things,” Holder said. “And obviously our largest expense is personnel so at the end of the day, that’s where the biggest cuts can be made. But before we have to go there, we will make cuts in other places.”So far, the school district has been able to purchase hand sanitizers, anti-bacterial wipes and several electric disinfectant sprayers.Holder said the biggest challenge the district faced in the spring when schools closed was providing internet access and laptops to students so they could learn from home. Even though schools are planning to open for in-person classes, Holder says teachers are having to get creative for families who choose the remote option.“We’re trying to get innovative for students that want virtual learning or for if we do have to close down,” Holder told ABC News. “We might have students come to school buildings to allow them to get internet access or if we have to give out paper packets and pencils, we’ll do whatever to make sure they get an education.”In San Perlita, Texas, in one of the poorest school districts in the country, the median annual household income is just $16,384, or less than a third of the national median income level.Albert Peña, the Superintendent of San Perlita Independent School District, said the district will have to divert current resources to pay for protective equipment that will not last through the entire school year.“We’re going to use some of our accumulated fund balance which is essentially our rainy day fund,” said Peña. “There’s also a little bit of relief available through the CARES fund.”To ensure every student has face masks available, several public schools in Arizona have reached out to organizations like Masks Now to provide them with face coverings.“The second largest school district in Tucson reached out to me and asked if we could make 10,000 masks,” said Kelley Anne Johnson, the leader for the Masks Now Arizona chapter. “But we’ve only made about 8,000 totals since April, so I let them know that it is probably not going to be very likely unless we get a ton more volunteers but I’d love to give them what they need because it is important.”Public school teachers like Lisa Banbury are posting their Amazon wish list on social media, hoping to get school supplies and cleaning products for their classrooms.Banbury, who teaches first grade in a low-income school district in Wilmington, Del., said she is worried that classes will be remote and the challenges that will bring.“Even though the district did the best they could to get devices in the hands of the students, a lot of them don’t have WI-FI at home or they don’t have a parent there who can connect them to Zoom,” said Banbury. “During the spring, I had some materials that I actually delivered to some of my students to their houses and I would wave through the window.“But my focus right now is just figuring out how to make that connection with the kids to let them know that I’m still here for them even though we might not be together,” she said. 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Fintoil invests over €100m in a biorefinery in Hamina


first_imgOver 60% of the biorefinery’s output will be directed as feedstock to biodiesel production Fintoil invests over €100m in a biorefinery in Hamina. (Credit: Pixabay/SatyaPrem) Fintoil will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have today signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the biorefinery will begin as soon as the company has secured the environmental and building permits, estimated earliest at the end of 2020.Crude tall oil (CTO) is a by-product of softwood pulp production. The carbon footprint of CTO derivatives is up to 90% lower than that of comparable fossil alternative products. More than 60% of the biorefinery’s output will be directed as feedstock to biodiesel production. The extensive background of Fintoil Ltd’s key persons in the tall oil industry has enabled the company to secure long-term contracts for sufficient raw material and sales volumes.Chair John Lindahl’s career in the pulp and paper industry spans management of investment projects at e.g. UPM-Kymmene, Madison Paper, Pöyry, Metsä Group and most recently as the Group Technical and Sustainability Director and a member of the Group Executive Committee at Mondi Group. Jukka Ravaska has been appointed as the Managing Director of Fintoil Ltd. Mr Ravaska has an extensive background in the specialty chemicals industry from management and executive positions at e.g. Solvay, Akzo Nobel, Kraton and most recently as Supply Chain Manager at Forchem.For Taaleri, Fintoil Ltd’s biorefinery represents a significant investment in the Finnish industry and expertise which fosters Taaleri’s growth in impact investing and financing of renewable energy. Taaleri Capital acts as Fintoil Ltd’s financial advisor in the financing of the investment project. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Former Unaoil executive jailed for five years on Iraq bribery offences


first_imgZiad Akle was sentenced in a London court after being found guilty of corrupting commercial tender processes for oil infrastructure on behalf of the consultancy’s clients following Saddam Hussein’s overthrow Al Basrah Oil Terminal in Iraq (Credit: US Army/Spc. Darryl L Montgomery) Former Unaoil executive Ziad Akle, 45, was sentenced to five years in prison today (23 July) for bribing an Iraq government official to secure oil infrastructure projects in the post-war rebuilding period.The British-Lebanese businessman was found guilty earlier this month of paying more than $500,000 in bribes to secure a $55m contract to build single point mooring (SPM) infrastructure on behalf of Unaoil client SBM Offshore, a Dutch manufacturing company.It follows a months-long trial prosecuted by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in London of three former associates of Unaoil, a Monaco-based energy consultancy that is subject to a global corruption investigation for its activities in Iraq and other countries.Steven Whiteley, 65, who was Unaoil’s general territories manager for Iraq, and formerly a vice-president of SBM Offshore, was also due to be sentenced alongside Akle today, but was unable to attend the hearing for health reasons. His sentencing has been postponed to a later date.Jurors in the trial were unable to reach a verdict on a third man, Paul Bond, 68, who was a former vice-president of SBM Offshore. He faces a retrial next year.Co-conspirator Basil Al Jarah, 71, Unaoil’s former country manager for Iraq, pleaded guilty last year to five related corruption offences brought by the SFO. He is due to be sentenced in October. Judge labels offences ‘utterly exploitative’ of a country in need of economic supportIn the immediate post-Hussein years, efforts were made to rebuild the oil industry in southern Iraq. To this end, the Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP) was conceived in 2007 to boost crude export capacity in the region from 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) to 4.5 million bpd.The SFO’s case presented hundreds of emails between Unaoil executives and their associates, which it said detailed a co-ordinated effort to corrupt tendering processes worth $1.6bn for infrastructure contracts handed out as part of the ICOEEP scheme.Judge Beddoe said: “Email traffic in which Akle is included is riddled with evidence that corruption was rife. Tendering processes were wholly compromised by and through [Al Quoraishi].“The corruption was successful and very fruitful. Akle knew that what Al Quoraishi was doing was not out of the kindness of his heart or for the benefit of Iraq.“The offences were committed across borders and at a time of serious need for the government of Iraq to rebuild after years of sanctions and the devastation of war.“They were utterly exploitative at a time when the political and economic situation was extremely fragile, and when we owed it our best to help overcome a war that we had chosen to start.”center_img Unaoil positioned itself to take advantage of oil infrastructure rebuilding in post-war IraqUnaoil is accused of positioning itself to fraudulently take advantage of a project to revitalise dilapidated oil and gas infrastructure in the south of the country in the years following US invasion in 2003 and Saddam Hussein’s subsequent fall from power.Akle “played a full part [in the] direct and sustained corruption of a senior figure performing a public function,” said Judge Martin Beddoe at London’s Southwark Crown Court.He added the businessman was “fully aware” of a plan to corrupt Oday Al Quoraishi, a project manager for Iraq’s state-owned South Oil Company (SOC), who the court was told used his position within the company “to do Unaoil’s bidding” by influencing commercial tender processes in favour of the consultancy’s clients.SFO director Lisa Osofsky said: “Akle and his co-conspirators exploited a country reeling from years of dictatorship and military occupation to line his own pockets and win business. It is this combination of greed and heartless avarice that led to these convictions.”last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Installation Underway For New Evansville Bishop


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Installation Underway For New Evansville BishopDECEMBER 15TH, 2017  BRITNEY TAYLOR EVANSVILLE, INDIANACatholic Diocese will have new leadership by the end of the day in Evansville. Joseph Siegel will be installed as Bishop soon.In just a few hours, the sixth Bishop of Evansville, Joseph Siegel will start his tenure during an installation mass.Pope Francis appointed him to the job back in October, but he’s will officially take over as Bishop today. This comes after Charles Thompson, the fifth Bishop of Evansville, was appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis in June.Bishop Siegel comes to Evansville from Joliet, Illinois, where he served as the Auxiliary Bishop for years.The installation mass happening at St. Benedict’s in Evansville is set to begin at 2 p.m. It’s expected to be a packed crowd for the ceremony.We will bring more information tonight on 44News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.Britney TaylorWeb ProducerMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebooklast_img read more