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June 17, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519591/carton-levert-macgabhann-architects Clipboard Architects: MacGabhann Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Year:  Carton LeVert / MacGabhann ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects 2002 CopyHouses•Ireland “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519591/carton-levert-macgabhann-architects Clipboard Area:  125 m² Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Carton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects 2002 CopyAbout this officeMacGabhann ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIrelandPublished on June 27, 2014Cite: “Carton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects” 27 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Ros Kavanagh+ 15 Share Photographs photographs:  Ros Kavanagh Photographs:  Ros Kavanagh Save this picture!© Ros KavanaghRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. This project consists of a timber box and concrete block, and is concerned with the idea of using conventional material while building on a scenic site in a rural setting. The clients who were living in Dublin decided to invest in building a house in Donegal. At the time they were not sure if they were going to move permanently to the county, or use the house as holiday accommodation. The brideg asked for a design which was flexible enough to accommodate; (a) a house with 2/3 bedrooms, or (b) two holiday apartments contained under the one roof, or (c) a house with attached studio.Save this picture!Floor PlanIn addition, the brief asked for a quiet private room to which the client could retreat.To allow for optimum flexibility all of the static elements of the brief (ie. Bathroom, kitchen, entrance, stairs, utility and services) are contained within a fixed and rigid block constructed of concrete. This allowed the other living parts of the building (ie. sitting, sleeping ,eating and working) the freedom and flexibility to be positioned, depending on the programmatic requirement of the client. These parts are contained in a shed like timber box which sits parallel to the concrete block.Save this picture!© Ros KavanaghDue to the southern aspect of the site, views and site levels, the larger timber living box is perched on the side of a steep hill. The smaller concrete block containing the fixed elements is built into the side of the hill and is north facing. The cedar clad timber box has a corrugated metal roof, while the roof on the concrete block is natural stone slate. The symbiotic nature of the box and the block and their dependency on each other is given architectural expression by the shuttered board-mark finish to the concrete, and the similarly dimensioned timber boards of the timber box.Save this picture!SectionIn contrast to the flexible and living parts of the building, the retreat requirement is contained on the first floor, which projects into the volume of the timber box, but is under the extended slate roof of the concrete block. The elevated position of this room and its large extent of glazing allow one to engage very intimately with the trees, birds, sky and sea beyond. The stairs to this private part of the house are accessed through a secret sliding door in the entrance hall, thus deterring all but those invited to this part of the building, furthermore accentuating the sacred quality of this retreat room.Save this picture!© Ros KavanaghProject gallerySee allShow lessStudents and Community Members Come Together to Construct Theater in Cape Town TownshipArchitecture NewsDoes London Really Need the Garden Bridge?Architecture News Share Houses Year:  Irelandlast_img read more

June 17, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878692/kaleidoscope-house-paul-raff-studio Clipboard Duffy and Associates CopyAbout this officePaul Raff StudioOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoCanadaPublished on August 30, 2017Cite: “Kaleidoscope House / Paul Raff Studio” 30 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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Kaleidoscope House / Paul Raff StudioSave this projectSaveKaleidoscope House / Paul Raff Studio CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Architects: Paul Raff Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Ben Rahn / A-Frame, Scott Norsworthy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Alumilex, Benjamin Moore, Stone Tile, Ee Stairs America Inc, Kourtis Flooring, Praxy Cladding Corp General Contractor: Neumann Associates Limited Structural Engineers: 2015 Architect In Charge:Paul RaffCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-FrameRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Kaleidoscope House, designed by architect Paul Raff, was built for a family of four located in the Chaplin Estates neighbourhood of central Toronto.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-FrameIts striking and strong contemporary exterior is integrated into a leafy, urban setting, with powerful visual and physical connections to its garden space. From the street, it is wrapped in robust but subtle zinc cladding, punctuated by expansive windows, creating the impression of a gently shifted low-relief sculpture. This sense continues in the backyard, as these interlocked structures fluidly connect with smoothly sculpted terraces and planter beds.Save this picture!© Scott NorsworthyKaleidoscope House’s interior is highlighted by an abundance of natural light. In designing the building, Paul Raff took the traditional configuration of a two-storey, centre-loaded house and opened it up, transforming it in to an airy, loft-like space.Save this picture!© Scott NorsworthyThe home’s signature design piece is a remarkable staircase, unifying the house from the basement to the upper floors. Its intricate form is like an origami sculpture, folding its way vertically through the building. The staircase presents one reflective face, the other translucent, designed to catch and reflect light, as well as various views, to create a complex and kinetic three-dimensional spatial play.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame“Living in this house has been an adventure,” says one family member. “We live with so much light, so many surprising reflections. Walking from one floor to the next is like travelling through a kaleidoscope. This sense of excitement is grounded by the calming views of our back and front gardens throughout our home.”Save this picture!Section B-B’At the top of the stairs, residents find a subtly sloped ceiling that opens up to large, south-facing windows, flooding light through the house — making it the rare home that is bathed with natural light in the middle.Save this picture!© Scott Norsworthy“It’s all about light,” says Paul Raff. “The configuration of the spaces, and the strong visual connections with the outdoors, make it feel as though living indoors does not disconnect you, but instead accentuates that you are living beautifully in the natural world.”Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-FrameKaleidoscope House’s main entry opens to a study or sitting room, which flows through to a generous dining room, living room and an open kitchen. Built-in planters breathe life into the home, while creating a distinct separation between the dining and living areas. The ground floor also includes a garage, mudroom and powder room, compactly organized to one side of the level.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe home’s second storey is a split-level, with a bedroom, bathroom and office on the lower level. On the higher level, residents access a master bedroom with an ensuite, a laundry room and a third bedroom, also with an ensuite.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanKaleidoscope House’s multi-purpose basement provides a variety of spaces, including a family media room that is connected to the garden through a large, planted light well that naturally brightens the room. The basement also houses an art studio with ample storage for the family’s extensive art collection, a guest room, a full bath with sauna and a mechanical room.Save this picture!Basement Floor PlanThis high-performance building is also built with sustainability in mind: the building envelope is extremely well insulated and sealed; it includes a super-high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning system; the garage is outfitted for electric car charging; and it is controlled with an elaborate, but user-friendly, smart home automation system.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-FrameThis smart home system future-proofs the house, while providing functions the family can control with a smart phone, including turning lights on and off, motorized roller blinds, home security, and an integrated speaker system throughout the home.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-FrameKaleidoscope House is a contemporary, sophisticated and beautiful home, characterized by the way it harnesses natural light to enliven a variety of dynamic spaces for this active family to enjoy.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-FrameProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Best Structures of Burning Man 2017Architecture NewsNano House / Punto Arquitectónico + ARCICONSTRUSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Share Photographs Mechanical Engineers: “COPY” Area:  457 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

June 16, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis House sales will help to reach €1.5 million target  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland A fundraising drive which will see a builder sell two four-bed houses is close to raising €1.5 million for a new cystic fibrosis (CF) unit in Cork University Hospital.The Clonough scheme in Castleisland, Co Kerry, is the development of builder Joe Browne, whose own son suffers from the disease. He came up with the idea to sell two houses and donated the site, while each unit was built, finished and furnished through voluntary effort.The sale of the semis — one is already gone — will go some way to Build4Life’s target and fund the budget of €4m for a unit for CF patients in Cork and Kerry. The charity is lobbying for the creation of a 10-bed, day unit in CUH, and are also looking for a further 10 “protected beds” in the hospital’s respiratory unit.“Concerned parents have raised a lot of money — they’re close to the €1.5m target as their contribution for the unit. The rest will be funded by the HSE,” Mr Browne said.“Limerick has seen a lot of charity investment by JP McManus and I’m appealing for the biggest and best business people in the region to support our cause. We’ve been waiting 20 years — let’s dig in,” Mr Browne said.The charity’s house left to be sold has 1,440 square feet and is fully furnished to showhouse standard. It is priced at €265,000 through agents Savills HOK and Sherry FitzGerald Stuart. Howard Lake | 29 April 2008 | 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.last_img read more

June 16, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img  49 total views,  2 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 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: Awards Digital Real Business commented: “Justgiving.com made a huge impact on charity fundraising. Might giveonthemobile.com do the same?”Playmob combines online gaming with charitable giving, linking in-game purchases to charitable donations. Real Business commented: “The brilliance of the idea brought Ian Livingstone (life president of Lara Croft maker Eidos Games) as chairman”.realbusiness.co.uk/future-50-2012/wonga-future-50-giveonthemobilecom-polestar-digital-mediacenter_img Two charity mobile fundraising providers have been chosen in the Wonga Future 50, which highlights the “50 young UK companies triggering change in their markets”.The 50 companies were chosen following six months of research by Real Business, the network for high-growth businesses and entrepreneurs.Polestar Digital Media were chosen for their Giveonthemobile product, which lets people make donations of up to £10,000 to any charity via SMS, using PayPal. It has a Gift Aid declaration facility, and lets charities push news to their donors on a daily basis. It also includes a QR code scanner. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 November 2012 | News Giveonthemobile and Playmob chosen for Wonga Future 50last_img read more

June 14, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img A continuing resolution budget bill to keep the U.S. government funded through April includes language to provide the Department of Agriculture with money for farm loans and summer feeding programs. The Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, which covers 11 of the 12 annual appropriations bills, will maintain government operations at a rate of $1.07 trillion through April 28, 2017. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill Thursday with the Senate following suit on Friday. The farm loan language for the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program by the Farm Service Agency followed a request for the funding by farm groups.A coalition of farm groups sent a letter to appropriators that it was “absolutely critical” the Farm Service Agency has the resources needed to meet rising demand for farm loans. The bill also includes agriculture emergency watershed and conservation funding.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 7, 2016 Facebook Twitter Continuing Resolution Includes FSA Loan Funding Home Indiana Agriculture News Continuing Resolution Includes FSA Loan Funding Previous articleFarm Groups Have Mixed Reaction Trump EPA PickNext articleAgricultural Relationship Key to China Ambassador Nominee Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

May 31, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured  Print This Post Tagged with: Ask the Economist foreign investors Housing Market Zillow Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Ask the Economist foreign investors Housing Market Zillow 2016-09-02 Kendall Baer Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago What is your outlook on the housing market as a whole currently as well as for the rest of the current year?Currently home value appreciation nationally is right around a 5 percent increase annually from the year prior. However, some markets are growing faster than others so at this point in the recovery, we are seeing a very obvious split among the Northeast and the middle of the country, versus markets in the West as well as Texas and Florida. These markets are appreciating for different reasons. Strong job growth and strong local economic growth attracts buyers and increases the housing demand and that’s why we are still seeing at times double-digit home value growth.For example, Denver is growing at 11 percent along with Seattle and Dallas is at 12 percent home value appreciation. The strongest of them all is Portland at 15 percent. It’s important to keep in mind that one of the biggest drives for these markets is demand, but supply is also playing into that in terms of for-sale inventory. Inventory is still down 5 percent annually so we are seeing 5 percent less homes on the market for July, year-over-year. The good news is that we are starting to see declines for inventory slow down and for the second half of the year we hope to see more inventory come online. With that we should see home value appreciation relax a bit and not grow quite as much as we have seen. Our forecasts are two to three percent over the next year.Increase supply should certainly help on that front as well and we have seen some good numbers with recent new home sales in July and some more robust activity to actually foreshadow what kind of inventory will hit the market. Additionally, the really hot markets like San Francisco have already started to see a slow-down of a 1.3 percent growth versus the double digit growth seen 8-9 months ago simply because they are getting to be too excessive and people can no longer afford to live in these markets at these prices.This is what I think the theme will be going on; more of a slow-down and return to normalcy in home values and inventory levels. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Commentary / Ask the Economist: Foreign Housing Investment Trends Previous: Ten-X Reports Housing Health in August Next: The Week Ahead: What Will Labor Market Conditions Hold? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. September 2, 2016 1,522 Views Ask the Economist: Foreign Housing Investment Trends Related Articles Subscribe Share Save Svenja GudellDr. Svenja Gudell is the Chief Economist for Zillow. She joined the company in 2011 and leads Zillow’s industry-leading economic research team, a recognized voice of impartial, data-driven economic analysis on the U.S. housing market. Under Gudell’s leadership, Zillow produces monthly reports on housing trends for more than 450 metros nationwide, with data often available down to the ZIP-code level. In addition, Gudell and her team publish original research on various real estate topics, ranging from rental and mortgage affordability, negative equity and forecasting, to policy, generational and mortgage research. Gudell has presented to various federal agencies and at numerous industry conferences, and has been widely quoted in national and local media.Gudell spoke with DS News about the current trends seen for foreign investors in the U.S. housing market as well as her thoughts on trends for the housing market as 2016 rounds out the second half of the year.What are the trends seen currently in the foreign buyer/investor sector of the U.S. housing market?In general, there are a whole bunch of trends going on right now with international buyers so it’s hard to say definitively what will happen but taking a look at some of the separate trends we are seeing can help to better tease out an answer.Brexit and frankly a lot of other international uncertainties has created a “flight to safety” phenomenon were people are actually wanting to invest in the U.S. Treasury more which is why mortgage rates have been so incredibly low. With that, they also want to invest in the real estate market. Usually foreign investors tend to invest in high-end real estate or commercial.In terms of residential investment, in theory, people will want to buy more high-end real estate, but currently we also have a couple things going on where high-end real estate has become quite expensive especially in very popular markets like Miami, New York, San Francisco, parts of Texas, and San Diego. Homes there are more expensive than they have ever been. Especially with a really strong dollar, the foreign buyer, upon converting their dollars, into U.S. currency are seeing steeply priced high end homes and that is for some going to be a deterrent and some will no longer want to buy.In addition, the regulations and terms for what needs to be reported for someone buying a high-end property might make someone think twice about how they are buying properties and if they want to continue. Specifically, in Vancouver, they recently passed a law requiring 15 percent tax for non-residence to buy properties. There might be an impact there where we see people choosing to buy in the U.S. versus Canada. Though this will not be a huge impact, it is something to keep in mind as a small driver.Additionally, in China there is a lot of uncertainty looking at their stock market as well as recent turmoil. This makes Chinese investors active in their own stock market as well as in the U.S. feel less rich. There are two possible factors that could go along with this, either the investor will want to take more money out of the Chinese market and invest it in the U.S., or the investor will have lost so much money in that collapse that they will not have the want or the funds to invest in the U.S. anymore. I personally feel it is more of the latter.last_img read more

May 25, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Lough Swilly lifeboat tasked to rescue two people near Rathmullen Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By News Highland – August 29, 2017 Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Two people have been rescued after getting into difficulty in the water in Rathmullen.The alarm was raised at approximately 1.20 yesterday afternoon with the two casualties assisted by the Lough Swilly RNLI and two Rathmullen lifeguards.They were then recovered from the water by the Lough Swilly ferry.The crew of the Lough Swilly lifeboat boarded the ferry and began an assessment of their condition and they were administered casualty care.An ambulance from Letterkenny University Hospital was standing by at Rathmullen pier to administer further treatment.It’s understood that neither of the two casualties sustained serious injuries. Previous articleCouncil anticipate figure of damaged roads to rise significantlyNext articleDeputy Leader of Sinn Fein visits flood hit communities in Inishowen News Highland last_img read more

May 24, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img You Might Like Black gets 20 years in killing A meth kit in a suitcase, a chat between friends and a “gruesome” shooting culminated in a 20-year manslaughter sentence… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Published 8:46 pm Monday, October 25, 2010 Red Ribbon Week in Troy will kick off today with an assembly for sixth through 12th graders at Pike Liberal Arts School at 9 a.m. with featured speaker Darin Chancellor and a demonstration by Sgt. Benny Scarbrough and Sgt. Tim Hunter of the K9 Unit and Rex “the drug dog.”Scarbrough will also talk with PLAS Elementary School students about the history of Red Ribbon Week and the pitfalls of drug abuse followed by a demonstration by Hunter and Rex.Scarbrough, Hunter and Rex will be at New Life Christian Academy and Covenant Christian on Wednesday and Thursday is open for Troy Elementary School.On Friday, Chancellor will speak to the students at Charles Henderson Middle School and Scarbrough, Hunter and Rex will also be on the program. Book Nook to reopen Red Ribbon Week kicked off nationally Monday and a flurry of local activities will begin today as the city of Troy focuses on the challenge by Mayor Jimmy Lunsford to make Troy a healthy, drug-free community.“Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country,” Lunsford said. “It is a way for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education. And, it’s also a time for each one of us to commit to live drug free lives and, by doing so, we can reach the ultimate goal of a drug free city, state and country.”Lunsford said Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep America and children safe. Print Article Red Ribbon Week kicks off In a short time, Camarena Clubs were formed in Imperial Valley, Calif., which was Camarena’s home.The club members began to wear red badges in memory of Camarena. Red Ribbon Week emerged from the efforts of those clubs.“Red Ribbon Week is recognized all across the country as a memorial to Kiki Camarena and to further the cause that he gave his life for,” Lunsford said. “But still, the abuse of alcohol and other drugs has reached unacceptable levels among our young people so we must implement prevention efforts to reduce the demand for drugs. During this week, Oct. 25-29, as the mayor of Troy, and on behalf of the city council, I am asking all citizens to make a commitment to a healthy, drug-free community.”The mayor said the schools are doing their part in bringing greater awareness to drugs and their ability to destroy lives. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Lunsford said Camarena grew up in a dirt-floored house and dreamed of making a difference in the lives of others.“From what I’ve read, Kiki Camarena worked his way through college and served in the Marines before becoming a police officer,” Lunsford said. “His mother tried to talk him out of joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration but he said he wanted to make a difference.”In 1985, Camarena was working undercover in Mexico investigating a major drug cartel. As he was leaving his office for lunch on Feb. 7, five men came out of nowhere and shoved him in a car. A month later, his body was found in a shallow grave. He had been tortured to death. Sponsored Content Latest Stories Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

May 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgiStock/LPETTET(NEW YORK) —  This weekend’s Powerball jackpot is inching toward $1 billion.There was no winner in Wednesday’s drawing so the prize is now $625 million or, for those who want the one-time cash payment, $380.6 million.The unclaimed winning numbers for Wednesday night were 10-14-50-53-63 with a Powerball of 21. The game’s drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.Despite the lack of a big winner this week, one person in South Carolina matched all five balls and chose the Power Play option to take home $2 million. Four states — Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey and South Carolina — had $1 million winners.The jackpot keeps climbing, but your odds of winning stay the same in every single Powerball drawing. Whether it’s the starting jackpot of $40 million or $1 billion, your chance to win remains 1 in 24.9, according to the Powerball site.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 8, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgJune 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Cougar Canyon Is Coming To LaVell Edwards Stadium This Season Tags: BYU Football/Cougar Canyon/LaVell Edwards Stadium Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-As part of the festivities during BYU’s football media day Tuesday, the BYU athletic department announced a new game-day experience for home football games at LaVell Edwards Stadium this season.Cougar Canyon, appropriately located on Canyon Road just west of the stadium, will open three and a half hours before kickoff.At Cougar Canyon, fans will be able to experience autograph signings by BYU teams, live bands and DJ’s, corporate partner and football alumni gatherings and the team Cougar walk.The Cougar walk will route through Cougar Canyon two and a half hours prior to kickoff. This gives fans the opportunity to greet players and coaches when they arrive at the stadium.This will remain open until 30 minutes prior to kickoff. This gives fans sufficient time to enter the stadium and enjoy new improvements at LaVell Edwards Stadium this fall.last_img read more