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Mountain Research / General Design

first_imgCopyAbout this officeGeneral DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMinamisaku DistrictWoodHousesJapanPublished on December 30, 2012Cite: “Mountain Research / General Design” 30 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山脉研究所 / General Design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 ArchDaily Houses Japan Photographs:  Daici Ano Text description provided by the architects. Mr. Setsumasa Kobayashi, client of this project, told me that he wanted a simple place in the woods where he can set up his 2-meter dome tent by The North Face and live in there.  Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe site, approximately 5,300 square meters, is located in the mountain in Kawakami Village of Nagano Prefecture. Here I provided a wood deck to set up the 2-meter dome tent, kitchen, storage, bathroom and toilet, shelves for firewood, and a solar panel system.   Save this picture!© Daici AnoBasically the client and his wife spend most of their time outside.  Wood deck is their living room, and the 2-meter dome tent is their bedroom and shelter from wind and rain.   Save this picture!© Daici AnoI did not intend to design a regular weekend house, and didn’t want comfortable and protected rooms with beautiful views. I was determined to support his clear and powerful vision on the nature, so I eliminated anything that would interfere with his thoughts.   Save this picture!© Daici AnoWhat I created here is a simple and comfortable base for his active outdoor lifestyle in the woods.  Save this picture!PlanMinimum essentialsI placed two boxes of built-up 120mm X 120mm local larch lumber, and connected them by placing large wood decks for the 2-meter dome tent in between. Since I didn’t want to touch the existing landscape, I set various floor levels along the mountainside, and these floors become places for various activities; they can sit and rest there, or they can store firewood underneath, or they can simply stay there and enjoy ever-changing beauty of the surrounding scenery. Save this picture!SectionAll doors are collapsible panels, so when all doors are collapsed, all rooms are totally open-air.  All is made of unfinished larch, and it already started to fade naturally into grey.  In a long course of time, it will eventually dissolve into the woods and return to the earth. Save this picture!SectionSome parts of this house does not fulfill basic residential requirements such as waterproofing, insulation against weather, and durability.  But in this project I focused on thinking what important things I might lose by trying to achieve all basic standards.  What I needed was to really think about minimum essentials for life in the woods. Naturally they might find some inconvenience, but I believe that people really understand true sense of liberation and freedom under some inconvenient circumstances.   I don’t want architecture to be convenient “tools” which guarantee safe and ordinary lives. I hope that  architecture will be a place where people discover something new, and make innovations in their life styles.Project gallerySee allShow lessRenova Energia Proposal / Sotero Arquitetura e UrbanismoArticlesEscola Senai Proposal / NPC Grupo ArquiteturaArticles Share 2008 Projects Mountain Research / General DesignSave this projectSaveMountain Research / General Design “COPY” Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 10 Share Architects: General Design Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Minamisaku District, Japan Year:  Photographs Mountain Research / General Design Area:  261 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 play

first_imgKennedy Stadler Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor Women’s tennis downs UT-Rio Grande Valley Kennedy Stadler Facebook Kennedy Stadler TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printTCU women’s tennis jumped out to a perfect start in conference play for the first time since the 2014-2015 season with wins over Baylor, Iowa State and West Virginia. This is the third time in program history that TCU has started 3-0 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are also currently undefeated, sitting at 2-0 in conference play. The Frogs kicked off conference play with a victory over rival Baylor, who sat at No. 50 in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings (ITA). Not only was this TCU’s first road win of the season, but it also their first win in Waco since 2013. A key to the Frogs’ success in March has been their ability to lock down the doubles point in all three matches. Ellie Douglas and Aleksa Cveticanin rank at No. 41 in the Oracle/ITA poll, and the duo earned its fifth straight victory with a 6-0 win on the top court over West Virginia. “Ellie and Aleksa are a great one-two punch, and I’ll put them up against anybody,” coach Lee Walker said after the match. First-year Mercedes Aristegui secured another singles win in the West Virginia match. Aristegui continues to lead the team with 14 singles wins on the season. TCU’s biggest challenge came from the Iowa State Cyclones, who secured three first set wins. Five of the six courts went three sets, but the Frogs climbed back and secured the match win with Douglas’ 5-7,6-1,7-6(2) victory on the top court. Even though TCU was favored over the Cyclones, Walker said that the team needs to bring passion and motivation to each match regardless of the opponent. “If we remain hungry and humble down the stretch, we are going to be extremely tough to deal with,” Walker said. The team continues its five-game homestand against Dartmouth at 3 p.m. Wednesday on the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts.      Kennedy Stadler Previous articleAssistant coach fired amid connection to fed​eral investigationNext articleTCU assistant dean remembered for bettering lives of others Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling.center_img Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Kennedy Stadler + posts Linkedin Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Arson attack on independent media group’s printing press

first_img October 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arson attack on independent media group’s printing press News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about increasing harassment of Sri Lanka’s independent news media in the run-up to a presidential election on 17 November, condemning a 16 October arson attack on the printing press of a media group that publishes two weeklies critical of the government, the English-language Sunday Leader and Sinhalese-language Irudina.“We call on the authorities to put a stop to these acts of intimidation against independent media in order to allow journalists to work freely and ensure diversity in the press coverage of the election campaign,” the press freedom organisation said.Around seven or eight armed individuals entered the printing press in Ratmalana, near Colombo, at about 8 p.m. on 16 October, according to the police and employees present at the time. They hit and threatened publication manager S. A. Dias, demanded that printing of the newspapers should stop, and set fire to 40 bundles of newspapers before leaving. The employees were able to put the fire out before it could spread to the presses.In recent years, the Sunday Leader has developed a reputation for investigative reporting that has often upset President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government, and it has been the target of threats or violence on more than one occasion in the past. There was a murder attempt on its editor, Lasantha Wikramatunga, in 1998, while Dias wrote to the police chief in May saying his life was in danger as a result of threats from a pro-government parliamentarian who was accusing him of supporting the Tamil Tigers.The police say they are investigating the attacks. Help by sharing this information News to go further News Follow the news on Sri Lanka Receive email alerts Sri LankaAsia – Pacific center_img July 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Greve returns to head Pioneer Museum

first_img By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Rachel Jordan Greve is coming home to Pike County as director of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.Greve, a Brundidge native, will take the museum reins on July 1. She is presently director of the Brenham Heritage Museum in Brenham, Texas where she lives with her husband, Brian.Jeff Kervin, Pioneer Museum of Alabama board chair, said the board is proud to have Greve on board. “So much has been done right at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama for 40 years, so I want to hear from them what works, what could be improved and the critical areas of need,” Greve said. “I want to know about the successes and the weakness. I want to listen and I want to work to help make their dreams and desires happen.”Greve’s personal goal is to create an environment that will make the museum a family destination.“I want to make the Pioneer Museum of Alabama a place in Pike County and Troy where families come for a time of fun, learning and togetherness,” she said.Greve brings 10 years of museum related experience to the museum.She is a graduate of Pike County High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in social science/anthropology from Troy University.After college she moved to New York where she did an internship with a non-profit organization.“There I got to take underserved kids to museums, cultural centers and theaters,” Greve said. “That was my own independent studies program.“Living in New York was a new experience for me. There were more people living on the floor in my apartment building than there were in all of Brundidge. I liked it there but I really want to come back to the South.”Greve accepted her first museum experience with the Department of Arkansas Heritage and lead youth and family programs at the Old State House Museum.In 2001, she procured museum exhibits and programming employment at Cosmic Cavern Underground, a “show cave” and underground karst museum in the Ozark Mountains near Eureka Springs.In 2007, Greve took advantage of the opportunity to manage a colossal volunteer corps at the esteemed Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and IMAX Theatre in Austin, Texas.Two years later, she accepted her first museum directorship at the Brenham Heritage Museum.“The Brenham Heritage Museum reminds me of the Johnson Center for the Arts,” Greve said. “It was built by the federal government in 1915 to house the U.S. Postal Service. The distinctive Classical Revival-style building became the Brenham Heritage Museum in 1991.”Although Greve said she has been enjoyed Texas and her work there, she had a longing to get closer to home and family.“My mother read in the newspaper that Jerry Peak (Pioneer Museum of Alabama director) was going to retire and she called me immediately,” Greve said.“I applied and was asked to come for an interview. But it wasn’t really like an interview. It was more like a brainstorming session.“I fell in love with the museum again and wanted so much to be a part of it. I laughed and said that even if I had not gotten the job, I want to be an ad hoc board member.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article “We are looking forward to working with Rachel,” he said. “She has a wealth of experience and, being from the area, we think will be a good opportunity for the museum. We are optimistic that she will be the best thing for us a long time and will fill some shoes that need to be filled. She will represent us well in the community.”Greve didn’t try to hide her excitement about coming home to Pike County and to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. It was there at the (then) Pike Pioneer Museum that little Rachel Jordan knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life.“The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is very special place for me,” Greve said. “Just thinking about how special it is, I was proud that I didn’t cry during my interview with the museum board.” When Greve was in first grade, she visited the Pike Pioneer Museum and was so impressed by what she saw and learned that she decided “right then” that she wanted to be an archeologist.“I know what an impact a museum like this can have on young people,” she said.“It has the ability to change and shape lives. It has such a great mission. The spirit of those pioneers, those settlers, hits home and to the core of what makes the people of Alabama who we are.”Greve said during her first few weeks as director of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, she plans to meet with the museum board, staff and volunteers and get feedback from them. Sponsored Content You Might Like Day camp offers opportunity to learn Spanish Learning a new language can be fun, which is something Melissa Fridlin of Deep South Language Services in Troy hopes… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Greve returns to head Pioneer Museum Published 10:31 pm Friday, May 27, 2011 Book Nook to reopen Skiplast_img read more

Storm system brings threat for floods and snow to the South

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system moving through the southern half of the United States over the next 36 hours will bring a threat for flooding and snow to North Carolina and Virginia.Already 4 to 8 inches of snow fell from Colorado to Iowa in the last 24 hours causing accidents and even shutting down interstate 70 in Kansas.Heavy rain is adding to the flooding in the South where new evacuations were ordered Wednesday in Alabama.As the storm moves across the South, eight states from Louisiana to Virginia are under flood and snow alerts.Thursday morning, heavy rain is falling from Texas to Georgia as flood warnings continue on dozens of rivers and bayous in the South.This storm system moves into the Southeast bringing more heavy rain here and snow to North Carolina and southern Virginia.A Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from Tennessee to North Carolina, including Raleigh and Charlotte.Snow is expected in the South and some areas could see up to 4 inches in North Carolina which could cause significant delays for the evening rush hour in the area.Additional heavy rain is forecast from Mississippi to Alabama, Georgia and into South Carolina where this could cause more flooding.On Thursday morning, to the north, a cold blast is moving through and wind chills are 20 below zero or more.The cold air is now moving into the Northeast and the coldest air mass will be right over the Northeast Friday morning with wind chills near zero in Boston and single digits in New York City.This cold blast is not expected to be long lived and much milder air is on the way to end the weekend. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Floating successful ideas

first_imgFloating successful ideasOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today CraigToms, HR manager at Tibbett & Britten, reveals that communications issueswere the drivers for a recent team-building programmeAction-centred development – team-building programme Designed by: Develop, Whitwell Learning Ltd, Whitwell, Oakham, Rutland,LE15 8BW Phone: 01780 686555 I was appointed as HR manager for the Bicester contract at Tibbett& Britten 20 months ago, there were a number of people objectives thatneeded some attention – not least of which was turnover of staff. Althoughthis, in part, could be attributed to external factors such as the availabilityof alternative employment opportunities in the area, it gave us reason toreview the style of management, behaviour and leadership qualities of the team.Similar to many, Tibbett & Britten has a percentage of line managers whoare promoted from the ‘shop-floor’. Sometimes as a result, these internalappointees find it difficult to establish the necessary distance and respectthey need from colleagues they worked alongside before, and often thelighthearted office banter can get out of hand, with new managers finding ithard to lose the tag of still being ‘one of the guys’. We decided to embark on some team-building programmes and discussed thiswith Develop Whitwell, based near Oakham on Rutland Water. A planning session was convened between the general manager of Tibbett &Britten, myself and the trainers from Develop. Through this we identified themain areas for improvement in the management team that this programme wouldhopefully address. First, was the quality of communication between managers and other membersof staff. Second, defining leadership and what it looks like. Third,problem-solving in our industry. We need managers who can think on their feetand tackle a problem themselves rather than rely on pushing it higher up thechain of command. We wanted to provide each manager with a tool kit to givethem the confidence they needed to do this. To achieve this we decided to use a mixture of residential and in-housetraining sessions. The team-building consisted of three weekends (Saturday withan overnight stay and Sunday) spaced at three- or five-month intervals. Thetime between the weekends was used to supplement the action-centred developmentwith in-house core management skills programmes also delivered by Develop trainersat our Bicester site. These focused on five key areas: creative problemsolving; effective communications; performance management; coaching andmentoring. We also took the opportunity of involving a number of managers fromour sister sites to ensure the courses were cost-effective and run to capacity.The team-building weekends began as very fun-oriented, but evolved intosomething much more serious as the team began to knit together. I have to saythat they were absolutely brilliant and it gave us the opportunity to look atone another in a new light and appreciate strengths that would never havesurfaced if we had not been away from the working environment. Catalyst  In the first weekend at Whitwell there was one particular activity thatproved a definite catalyst for starting the team-building process. It reallytested our individual confidence and trust in one another. It involved team members standing on a raised platform – four feet off theground – eyes closed, arms folded, with their back to the rest of the team,leaning back off the platform relying on the ‘guys’ behind them to catch thembefore they hit the ground. There were at least a couple members of the team who were very nervous aboutthe exercise and it was looking as if Develop’s ‘Challenge by Choice’ policywould come into play, where no member of a team is forced to do an activitythey feel uncomfortable with because of group pressure. But they all decided togo for it and the rewards for the whole team were obvious. The second weekend was based on a programme where we trained as ‘Argonauts’(as in Jason and the Argonauts), in search of the golden fleece, and withoutgiving too much away, the more serious side of team building began to takeshape. Activities centred on the fabulous facility of Rutland Water. I came tounderstood what the trainers had meant when they said the outcomes ofteam-building activities are never certain, when we had to put together atotally unscheduled rescue attempt for a yacht crewed by some of our teammembers that had got into trouble. Suffice to say that a number of the team gota little wet in the process. ReflectionThe third weekend gave us a chance for reflection – to look back at the twoprevious weekends and the core management skills training programmes and seewhat we had achieved together. In the new environment, we have seen an increase in openness and trust – weare now more proactive and our problem-solving skills have improved. We had previously been a collection of individuals – a group but not acohesive team – exacerbated by a system of shift working at the distributioncentre. Whitwell in action Whitwell Learning has been in existence for 16 years and two years in itspresent form. Its training consultancy arm. Develop specialises inaction-centred team-building programmes such as those devised for Tibbett &Britten. As Jon Gower, senior consultant at Develop, explains: “Eachteam-building programme is tailor-made and its format depends on the individualcustomer’s requirements. Before we devise a programme, we meet the HR manageror the team manager to discuss what they want to get out of the programme; whatthe desired end result is for their team. We use this as our starting point todevelop a programme that will move the group forward to achieve agreedoutcomes. “We do not use a set format for the team-building programmes bututilise a mixture of activities from the extensive range on offer. These varyfrom low-impact exercises, simply using a blindfold and a piece of rope, tohigher impact activities that might require the team to carry equipment over a10ft wall. Some activities test mental agility while others may testproblem-solving skills or allow the group to explore internal dynamics. “The activities are a catalyst for discussion. Even if we used the sameactivity for 10 different groups, it would provide a variety of outcomes.”Whitwell benefits from its location on Rutland Water and much of theapparatus for the activities sits on the shore of the reservoir. Yachts andcanoes are often deployed in the team-building exercises and use is made of alocal climbing wall facility just five minutes from the centre. All theequipment used is risk-assessed and the correct safety gear is provided. The ideal delegate-to-tutor ratio is 10:1, but Develop has worked withgroups of up to 150 people split into team sizes of about 20. As Jon says:”The smaller the group, the more personal attention you can give and thebetter able you are to discuss particular problems and weaknesses.” As for timescale, Whitwell is open seven days a week and so can meet companyrequirements for team-building programmes during the working week or atweekends. Tibbett & Britten opted for three weekends spaced between threeand five months apart because the nature of their business makes it difficultto carve time out of the working week. However, other companies may see it aspart of the package to take their teams on an ‘away day’ from the office. Jon says: “If you particularly want to work on building team identity,I would always advise groups to stay overnight – the evening provides anexcellent opportunity to discuss the day’s events together and further cementteam relationships.” Time to reflect He also advises teams to get together at the office or at Whitwell one ortwo months after the programme to revisit their experience. “Get out the flip charts and notes from the course, stick them uparound the office and ask a few questions – ‘where are we now?’, ‘what did wesay we were going to do?’ and ‘did we do it and if not, why not?’. “There isn’t much to be gained from coming to Whitwell for one or twodays simply to return to the office and continue with what you have been doingbefore,” he added. Tibbett & Britten team-building weekends were complemented by managementdevelopment sessions back at the office – a combination that workedparticularly well and gave the members of the team plenty of time forreflection between the chunks of action-centred development at the weekends. Jon says: “For those who take part in one of Develop’s team-buildingprogrammes there is a great sense of personal achievement. People often say: ‘Inever thought that I’d ever do anything like that’. It gives them greatself-belief, the feeling that we can all do it and more importantly that we canall do it as part of a team. VerdictIt has turned us into an effective teamWe have seen the benefits of using ateam-building and in-house core skills programme like the ones used by DevelopWhitwell. After the course, we had become a consistent and effective teamthat benefited from having a standard approach to dealing with issues andproblem solving. The combination of the weekend programmes of action-centreddevelopment and the more intensive core management skills training programmeback at site has really worked. I found the creative problem solving a uniquecourse and full of things I’d not seen before – and I have had my share ofmanagement training. Of course there were the old favourites like force fieldanalysis and the fishbone technique but there were some ‘off-the-wallalternatives’ like ‘whack packs’ and word association exercises that reallyassisted with brainstorming and that everyone seemed to enjoy. Much ofDevelop’s training provides a focus on having fun.And best of all there has been a tangible benefit from thetraining programme to Tibbett & Britten in that turnover at our Bicestersite has dramatically improved. I am absolutely certain this has been assistedby the training we have undertaken. The feedback received from staff points tothe fact employees have seen the benefit of the training the managers havereceived and managers now feel better about their jobs.EFFECTIVENESS      * * * * *ABILITY TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS       * * * * *VALUE FOR MONEY           * * * *APPROPRIATENESS TO ANY BUSINESS * * * * * ENTERTAINMENT VALUE  * * * * * Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more


first_imgOBAMA SILENT ON VIOLENT, POST-ELECTION PROTESTSBy Rick JensenWhy does President Obama refuse to condemn violent protesters?On CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Leslie Stahl asked President-elect Trump to address the violence.“When we interviewed him on Friday afternoon Mr. Trump said he had not heard about some of the acts of violence that are popping up in his name… or against his supporters,” Stahl reported., “Nor he said had he heard about reports of racial slurs and personal threats against African Americans, Latinos and gays by some of his supporters.”Here’s the back-and-fourth Stahl had with Trump:Donald Trump: “I am very surprised to hear that– I hate to hear that, I mean I hate to hear that—-”Lesley Stahl: “But you do hear it?”Donald Trump: “I don’t hear it—-I saw, I saw one or two instances…”Lesley Stahl: “On social media?”Donald Trump: “But I think it’s a very small amount. Again, I think it’s—-”Lesley Stahl: “Do you want to say anything to those people?”Donald Trump: “I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, ’cause I’m gonna bring this country together.”Lesley Stahl: “They’re harassing Latinos, Muslims—-”Donald Trump: “I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, “Stop it.” If it– if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it.”Yes, president-elect Trump looked directly into the camera and said, “Stop it.”Not the most eloquent language to engage people, and he did it nonetheless.The very next day, Monday, November 14, President Obama addressed the nation on cable, broadcast TV and radio.His first press conference since the election was casual with the friendly crowd of reporters, waxing along rather vaguely about issues domestic and international.What he did not do was address the violent protesters.Why not?After all, protesters burning cars and looting stores are reacting to President Obama being replaced by someone who frightens them (at least the ones who are not being paid to do so).These are, ostensibly, his people. They would not be rioting if he were elected to a third term, no matter that hypothetical concept’s lack of constitutional authority.Some people suspect Obama wants the protests to continue; to create more fear and dissent towards a Trump presidency.I really don’t know and cannot understand why he refuses to show such leadership.Now, it’s unlikely they will stop, especially those who are paid by left-wing organizations to keep the protests and violence going.The Washington Times reported …. “The far-left ANSWER Coalition and Socialist Alternative rushed to organize protest marches in major U.S. cities within hours of Mr. Trump’s presidential victory Tuesday, as did, which has reportedly received funding from Mr. Soros, a billionaire.”Republican Kellyanne Conway, who smashed the “glass ceiling” as the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign, is calling upon Hillary Clinton and President Obama to publicly address the protesters, asking them for calm.People, mostly Republicans in the Trump campaign, have publicly asked him to make such a plea.Is it possible that President Obama is so privately angry at Trump’s win that he doesn’t care what the protesters do?This is the irrational part.This is still your country, Mr. President.Why not speak to them?It would be helpful for the country if President Obama would address the protesters and ask them to do so respectfully without violence.Thanks to Wikileaks, we all know for a fact that radical leftist groups whose leaders say they were paid by the DNC and Hillary campaign instigated the violence at Trump rallies.Now, with evidence these new violent protests are also funded by leftwing groups, it makes even more sense for the liberal President to speak directly to them.He had another opportunity on Thursday, November 17, and chose to encourage protesters to keep protesting without admonishing violent leftists to do so lawfully.Silence is consent.#EpicFailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Reporting in Read the small print

first_imgPhil OrfordChief executive, Forum of Private BusinessSaving money on utilities should be the mantra of every small bakery emerging from the worst recession for several generations. That means shopping around for the best deals but, as I know myself having run several businesses, most busy bakers simply do not have the time to carry out extensive searches themselves.Further, many owner managers are mis-sold contracts by utilities companies, which often tie them into ’roll-over’ arrangements with little or no warning, leaving them with inflated bills.The fact that, from January 2011, roll-over contracts will be limited to one year for micro-businesses will be little comfort for those with more than 10 staff, which will not be protected by the change.I have also learned that some energy companies regularly impose back-dated bills on small businesses, often for tens of thousands of pounds, following meter errors and other mistakes that are not the fault of the commercial customer.My organisation, the Forum of Private Business, has joined forces with the Utilities Intermediaries Association (UIA), which has a code of practice for brokers and runs a redress scheme. Unfortunately, not all of them enlist.Concerned that Ofgem has little power to prevent mis-selling via verbal contracts, in particular, both organisations are calling for the practice to be banned. The protection for small firms is being eroded further with the scrapping of the watchdog Consumer Focus, which oversaw commercial utilities complaints.The best advice is to be proactive wherever possible and take advice before agreeing to verbal contracts. Above all, read the small print and be aware of key dates in order to cancel costly deals before it is too late.last_img read more

Press release: New Charity Inquiry: The Dorset Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group

first_imgThe Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into The Dorset Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group (1067658). The inquiry was opened on 13 August 2018.The charity’s objects include offering help, advice and support to parents and carers of children with AD/HD, to promote and raise the awareness of AD/HD among professionals and the community.In September 2016, the charity was included in the Commission’s class statutory inquiry, which looked into charities that had defaulted on their annual reporting obligations two or more times in the last five years. The charity filed its outstanding financial information and was removed from the class statutory inquiry on 15 January 2018. The fact that the charity has yet again failed to meet its statutory requirement to file its financial accounting documents on time is a serious regulatory concern to the Commission and evidence of misconduct and mismanagement in the administration of charity.As a result of the charity’s repeated failure to adhere to its statutory duty to file accounting information, the inquiry will look at: Email [email protected] the extent to which a properly appointed board of trustees is exercising proper and adequate oversight over the charity’s affairs, financial management including the charity’s financial controls, compliance with legal obligations for the preparation and filing of the charity’s accounts and other information or returns. It is the Commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries by the Commission are available on GOV.UK.EndsNotes to editors The Charity Commission is the regulator of charities in England and Wales. To find out more about our work see the about us page on GOV.UK. Search for charities on our check charity tool. Section 46 of the Charities Act 2011 gives the Commission the power to institute inquiries. The opening of an inquiry gives the commission access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers. Press office the extent to which the trustees have complied with previously issued regulatory guidance. the extent to which the trustees are complying with their legal duties in respect of their administration, governance and management of the charity, and in particular; Press mobile – out of hours only 07785 748787last_img read more

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Umphrey’s McGee With Warren Haynes At Mountain Jam

first_imgLast weekend, the annual Mountain Jam Festival returned to Hunter Mountain, NY for four glorious days of music. The fest has been a longstanding tradition with Warren Haynes, a guitarist already known for his guesting penchant. With so many musical talents to choose from, it’s no surprise Haynes kept busy throughout the weekend.One of those great collaborations was with jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee, who performed on the first night of the festival. Haynes came out for a fiery “Higgins,” catapulting the song’s energy to new heights. Thanks to the festival, we can share pro-shot footage of the performance.Watch “Little Gift” into “Higgins” with Haynes, below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Mountain Jam, Hunter Mountain, NY – 6/11/16Set 1: Similar Skin, Rocker Part 2, Attachments, Little Gift > Higgins[1], The Linear > Booth Love, Breathe[2] > Mulche’s OdysseySet 2: 40’s Theme, Bridgeless > Upward, Speak Up, The Triple Wide > Educated Guess, Conduit, Frankie ZombieEncore: Hajimemashite > Bridgeless[1] with Warren Haynes on guitar[2] “dub” version; with Marco Benevento on keys[Photo by Patrick Hughes/Faces of Festivals]last_img read more