Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply What do you think Orange County should look like in 30 years? More public transportation? Rural preservation? More housing density? Smarter Growth? Now is your chance to make your voice heard.From the Orange County NewsroomOrange County is introducing Vision 2050, a new comprehensive plan for smart, thriving and healthy growth in our region. This initiative will guide how and where growth will occur over the next three decades.Beginning in December 2020 and extending into 2021, the Orange County Planning Division will host three separate series of virtual town hall meetings aimed at informing the public about the Vision 2050 initiative and gathering invaluable public input.Click on the video below to hear Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings introduce this initiative:Additionally, the Planning Department has launched three online visioning surveys: (1) Your Vision and Evaluation of the Current Plan, (2) Your Policy Priorities and Your Neighborhood and (3) Planning Priorities that can be accessed at ocfl.net/Vision2050.The community’s engagement in this critical planning process will help Orange County shape its plan for how the Central Florida Region will grow.Virtual Town Hall DatesSouth Market Area: Mon., Dec. 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. – RegisterNorthwest Market Area: Wed., Dec. 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. – RegisterCore Market Area: Mon., Jan. 11, 2021 at 6 p.m. – RegisterEast Market Area: Wed., Jan. 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. – RegisterRural East Market Area: Thur., Jan. 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. – RegisterSouthwest Market Area: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021 at 6 p.m. – RegisterTo register for any of the town hall meetings or participate in any of the three online surveys, visit: ocfl.net/Vision2050Overview of Vision 2050During the initial virtual town hall series, Planning Division staff will provide an overview of the countywide Vision 2050 framework and describe the tools used to reflect the unique characteristics and diversity of each Market Area outlined by the Planning Division.This Plan includes a public engagement process focusing on environmental preservation, community character and public spaces as guiding principles for future development.The Vision 2050 will be implemented through the adoption of a new Land Development Code – the Orange Code—which will focus on placemaking standards and context-based regulations. This type of Form-Based Code relies on development characteristics that are desired rather than what communities seek to avoid. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here If you are interested in discussing Vision 2050 further with their Planning Department, please contact [email protected] To learn more about Vision 2050, visit: ocfl.net/Vision2050 The Anatomy of Fear TAGSFeedbackMarket AreasMayor Jerry DemingsOrange County GovernmentSurveysVideosVirtual Town HallVision 2050 Previous articleThe 3 P’s of burnoutNext articleAdventHealth answers COVID-19 vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Orange County Market Areas Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
“COPY” Architects: PPA Area Area of this architecture project Houses Projects Photographs: Philippe RuaultText description provided by the architects. The site on which this project is situated lies in the verdant valley of the Adour de Lesponne river, in the mountainous region of the Hautes-Pyrénées. It is positioned on an area of flat pastureland nestled against a steep slope and offers fine vistas over the valley below and lofty mountain peaks beyond. It is framed by an area of deciduous woodland and is partially occupied by an existing stone barn. This agricultural building, a remnant of the area’s lively agricultural past, has been converted into a holiday home. The quality of the conversion demonstrates great respect for the building’s vernacular architecture and great sensitivity to its rural setting, thereby preserving the authenticity and unique character of the site.Our purpose was to add an extension to the existing barn conversion, creating new living spaces (a guest room and multi-purpose room), along with a utility area and garage. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsThe specificity of the extension project is rooted both in the character of its natural setting and that of the existing building, and creates a double bind in terms of both typology and design. The project opposes the powerful architectural presence of the barn against a desire to ‘efface’ the new building and create a ‘topographical feature’ of the utmost discretion Yet at the same time, its design confronts the barn’s resolute sense of inwardness – protected by thick walls with scarce windows – with a new, more extrovert space, turned outwards towards the panorama of the majestic mountain landscape. As an echo to the tradition for setting mountain shelters against the incline of the hillside, our design explores the idea of partially buried living spaces. This not only enabled us to respect the integrity of the rural site, but also avoid creating a clash between the extension and the existing barn, by greatly reducing the volumetric impact of the new building within the landscape. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultThe extension was positioned in the southern portion of the site, on equal footings with the barn, and slips effortlessly into the naturally excavated lay of the land. By retaining the earth above it, the building opens up an ample exterior living space and a sheltered terrace area adjoining the barn. The façade unfurls along the incline and offers stunning views out across the valley and mountain tops. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultThe visible portion of the extension – the façade – first appears to be a simple log store, and only then goes on to reveal the living spaces which open up beneath the hillside. The log store is made from industrial steel and is part and parcel of the architectural structure of the whole. It incorporates access to the interior, provided at given points along the façade’s glazed wall.A dry stone wall, like those used as retaining walls for cultivating crops in the area, forms the extension’s rear elevation against the incline and juts out along the exterior terrace. The concrete slab forming the ceiling of the multi-purpose room is visually dissociated from the stone wall, thereby staging the natural light which floods in to illuminate it from above.The structural steel frame forms a deep and solid façade, serving not only to dry and store logs, but also filtering the light. From within the building, it invites the gaze outwards and frames our view of the surrounding countryside. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultThe new building is firmly anchored in its rural Pyrenean setting and creates meaningful bonds with the natural environment it embraces.Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultProject gallerySee allShow lessTransit Oriented City – Dongtan Central Business Master Plan / Ojanen Chiou Architec…ArticlesForumtorget / White ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/197477/extension-of-a-barn-ppa Clipboard Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault+ 64 Share CopyHouses• Photographs 2010 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePPAOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialHousesPublished on January 11, 2012Cite: “Extension Of A Barn / PPA” 11 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Stuart Etherington is to step down as Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, after 25 years in the role. NCVO‘s membership has grown from 400 when Sir Stuart Etherington took up his post in 1994 to over 14,000 today. He was knighted in 2010 for services to the voluntary sector.Recruitment for his successor has begun, with an open application process launching today (4 February).The deadline for applications is Friday 15 March 2019 with an appointment expected to be made in the summer. The process is being managed by the executive search agency Green Park and the interview panel will consist of: Peter Kellner, Chair of NCVO, Paul Breckell, Treasurer of NCVO, Tiger de Souza, Trustee of NCVO, Julia Cleverdon, Chair of the NCVO human resources and renumeration committee, and Julia Unwin, Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society. Their recommendation will then be subject to final approval by NCVO’s trustee board.Etherington said:“It has been a huge privilege to work alongside the incredible people and organisations that make up our sector. I would strongly encourage anyone to consider applying for this job. The pace of change in the sector has been phenomenal over the last twenty-five years, and this is a trend I am sure will continue, making this an immensely exciting and rewarding role.“You will have the privilege of leading a high-performing organisation full of talented staff providing practical support to thousands of members every year, while also playing a crucial role in shaping a wider policy environment that enables charities and volunteering to thrive.”Peter Kellner, Chair of NCVO, said: Advertisement “Stuart has made a truly invaluable contribution to NCVO and the sector over his time as chief executive. He has guided NCVO from strength to strength during even the most challenging times. It has been a pleasure to work alongside him for the last two years.“One of Stuart’s great skills has been in adapting NCVO to meet new challenges. As the sector itself continues to change, we are seeking someone who can continue to bring fresh ideas alongside sharp strategic thinking.“The interview panel will also be looking for someone with an unimpeachable track record of standing up for integrity and transparency, and a clear commitment to valuing and nurturing difference and diversity.” 203 total views, 1 views today Stuart Etherington to step down as Chief Executive of NCVO Tagged with: Charity People NCVO Recruitment / people About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 4 February 2019 | News 204 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5
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News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Teenage suspect in Meenan murder investigation released on bail Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A 17 year old boy arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Edward Meenan in Derry has been released on bail, pending further enquiries.The father-of-nine’s body was found in an alleyway in the Creggan Street area of the city a week ago.A 19 year old appeared before Omagh Magistrates Court yesterday morning.Two other men have already been charged with the murder of the 52 year old. Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – December 2, 2018 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Previous articleAthletics Review: Nakita Burke wins Seeley Cup & Teresa Doherty wins Jingle Bells 5kNext articleSt. Eunan’s reach Ulster Minor Tournament Semi-Final News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford
marvinh/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — After immense pressure from lawmakers, the president and others, Harvard University announced Wednesday it will not be accepting any bailout funds as part of the $2 trillion CARES Act.Harvard initially made headlines for receiving nearly $9 million in stimulus funds, and President Donald Trump said at a news briefing Tuesday night that he would ask the private university to “pay back the money.”“Harvard is going to pay back the money, and they shouldn’t be taking it,” Trump said. “They have one of the largest endowments anywhere in the country, maybe in the world I guess, and they are going to pay back that money.”Trump echoed sentiments of fellow lawmakers who expressed outrage on Twitter, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.“You’re very rich, many people are hurting. Now give the money back,” Cruz wrote.Scott called on the Trump administration “to reconsider rescinding funding for wasteful spending in the CARES Act,” noting that Harvard “received $9 million in taxpayer money.”Harvard wasn’t the only elite institution slated to receive millions.The Department of Education announced it had allocated $12.8 million each to fellow Ivy League schools Columbia University and Cornell University. The University of Pennsylvania was earmarked to receive $9.9 million. Yale University was earmarked for $6.8 million, Brown for $4.8 million, Dartmouth for $3.4 million and Princeton for $2.4 million.The DOE said that funds were divvied up and allocated based on a formula that weighed the number of full-time students who are Pell Grant-eligible, as well as the total population of the school and the number of students who were not enrolled full-time online prior to the coronavirus outbreak, using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and federal student aid information.Harvard initially responded to Trump’s comments and the criticism in a statement Tuesday night, clarifying that it was not receiving any funds designated for small businesses and that it has committed the funds it did receive to “provide direct assistance to students.”“Harvard did not apply for, nor has it received any funds through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses. Reports saying otherwise are inaccurate. President Trump is right that it would not have been appropriate for our institution to receive funds that were designated for struggling small businesses,” the university said in a Facebook post.“Like most colleges and universities, Harvard has been allocated funds as part of the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund,” it added. “Harvard has committed that 100% of these emergency higher education funds will be used to provide direct assistance to students facing urgent financial needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”On Wednesday, the university said it had “decided not to seek or accept the funds allocated to it” in the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as part of the CARES Act.“We will inform the Department of Education of our decision and encourage the department to act swiftly to reallocate resources previously allocated to Harvard,” the university said in a statement. “While we understand any reallocation of these resources is a matter for the Department of Education, we hope that special consideration will be given to Massachusetts institutions that are struggling to serve their communities and meet the needs of their students through these difficult and challenging times.”Other Ivy League schools — many with multi-billion dollar endowments — similarly said they weren’t accepting the stimulus funds on Wednesday.Princeton said Wednesday on Twitter “it will not accept funding allocated under the CARES Act.”“Princeton has not yet received any of these funds, and never requested any of these funds,” the university wrote. “We have also taken steps to meet additional needs resulting from #COVID19, and will continue to look for opportunities to do so throughout this crisis.”Brown said it was still debating whether to accept the money, with Cass Cliatt, vice president for communications, telling ABC News: “Our understanding is that Congress voted to allocate CARES Act funding because legislators wanted to support the highest need students in the country. We’re assessing whether, by accepting the money, we would fulfill the intent of the legislation. If we were to accept the funds, we would be committed to ensuring that 100% of the dollars would provide the intended support for students related to the disruption of campus operations due to novel coronavirus.”It was not immediately clear whether the other Ivy League schools would still accept or receive the funds. ABC News has reached out for comment.Why aren’t these institutions using their endowments?Many critics were quick to question why the elite universities couldn’t use their endowments, especially as Harvard’s is reportedly more than $40 billion.On its website explaining its endowment, the university said that access to the funds is very limited.“There is a common misconception that endowments, including Harvard’s, can be accessed like bank accounts, used for anything at any time as long as funds are available,” the website states. “In reality, Harvard’s flexibility in spending from the endowment is limited by the fact that it must be maintained in perpetuity and that it is largely restricted.”Moreover, it added that many endowment gifts are “intended by their donors to benefit both current and future generations of students and scholars.”“As a result, Harvard is obligated to preserve the purchasing power of these gifts by spending only a small fraction of their value each year,” the website added. “Spending significantly more than that over time, for whatever reason, would privilege the present over the future in a manner inconsistent with an endowment’s fundamental purpose of maintaining intergenerational equity.”It added that “roughly 80 percent of endowed funds” are subject to restrictions designated by the donor.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Measurement of relative position of Halley VI modules (MORPH): GPS monitoring of building deformation in dynamic regions
The Halley VI Antarctic Research station was designed as a series of linked, ski-mounted modules. This makes it possible to relocate the station in the event that changing Antarctic conditions require it. These modules are gradually moving relative to each other, distorting the station configuration and potentially threatening the inter-module connections. In this paper we describe a scalable network of GPS receivers used to monitor this distortion. This network has been installed and operational for two months, and is measuring the relative motion of the modules to an accuracy of 1 mm, despite the station and its underlying ice shelf moving metres each day under the influence of ocean tides and glacial flow.
Precipitation regime influence on oxygen triple-isotope distributions in Antarctic precipitation and ice cores
The relative abundance of 17O in meteoric precipitation is usually reported in terms of the 17O-excess parameter. Variations of 17O-excess in Antarctic precipitation and ice cores have hitherto been attributed to normalised relative humidity changes at the moisture source region, or to the influence of a temperature-dependent supersaturation-controlled kinetic isotope effect during in-cloud ice formation below −20 °C. Neither mechanism, however, satisfactorily explains the large range of 17O-excess values reported from measurements. A different approach, based on the regression characteristics of103ln(1+δ17O)versus103ln(1+δ18O), is applied here to previously published isotopic data sets. The analysis indicates that clear-sky precipitation (‘diamond dust’), which occurs widely in inland Antarctica, is characterised by an unusual relative abundance of 17O, distinct from that associated with cloud-derived, synoptic snowfall. Furthermore, this distinction appears to be largely preserved in the ice core record. The respective mass contributions to snowfall accumulation – on both temporal and spatial scales – provides the basis of a simple, first-order explanation for the observed oxygen triple-isotope ratio variations in Antarctic precipitation, surface snow and ice cores. Using this approach, it is shown that precipitation during the last major deglaciation, both in western Antarctica at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide and at Vostok on the eastern Antarctic plateau, consisted essentially of diamond dust only, despite a large temperature differential (and thus different water vapour supersaturation conditions) at the two locations. In contrast, synoptic snowfall events dominate the accumulation record throughout the Holocene at both sites.
Join us for our 6th annual Princess & Pirate Party! March 10th, 2018 10:30am-12:00pm at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 501 E. Eighth Street, Ocean City, NJOur party will feature fun games and stations, snacks, a group lessons, and new this year: princess makeovers & pirate transformations!This party is a free event! Photo Credit: St. Peter’s United Methodist Church website.
The Italian Beverage Company (IBC) (Borehamwood, Herts) has launched DROPissimo – a Belgian chocolate drop for blending with milk to make hot chocolate. DROPissimo is designed for volume use in an IBC chocolate bowl or for single-serve cups using a conventional coffee machine. It is available in 1kg catering bags or 250g bags for home use by retail customers. Another product from IBC is Hot Spiced Apple Concentrate from the Mountain Cider Company. This is a 100% natural product, which requires the addition of hot water. It is aimed at the half of the population who do not drink coffee, says the company, and won the Best New Beverage Award last year from the Beverage Service Association.Says Sheldon Flax, IBC’s MD: “We’ve been growing our business on the back of spotting innovative ideas and recognising the next new trend very early on. For example, we were the first company to offer flavoured syrups in the UK.”IBC is an importer, broker, e-commerce retailer and master franchisee selling in 17 countries. It will be exhibiting its beverage products at the Hotelympia show in London.