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first_img Argentina Houses Photographs:  Albano García Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Albano García+ 41Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, SBG, Adobe, Agüero, Aquabelle, DE OTRO TIEMPO, Grupo Moras, Napoli, Sabato Paglioca, Wellpack Area:  313 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project N House / A3 LUPPI UGALDE WINTERSave this projectSaveN House / A3 LUPPI UGALDE WINTER 2019center_img ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save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 streamlast_img read more

250,000 march in Berlin against trade pact, austerity

first_imgOrganizers reported that 250,000 people marched in Berlin on Oct. 10 to protest the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and its Canadian equivalent, CETA [the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement]. Like the Trans-Pacific Pact before the U.S. Congress, both are to be shoved through Parliament in Germany with little discussion of their contents. The vote is to follow years of top-secret sessions involving big business experts and lobbyists. The TTIP is expected to cost jobs, reduce the already inadequate environmental protections and increase austerity for workers.The march organizers consisted of two opposition parties — The Left and the Greens — and hundreds of environmental, health, cultural and various left groups, as well as the trade union movement. The immense crowd waited patiently, then slowly moved off through one-time East Berlin thoroughfares, past the big Bundestag building and the Soviet War Memorial near the Brandenburg Gate, into a long, wide avenue cutting through one-time West Berlin’s Tiergarten park.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Many USDA Workers Refuse to Relocate With ERS, NIFA

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Many USDA Workers Refuse to Relocate With ERS, NIFA Many USDA Workers Refuse to Relocate With ERS, NIFA By NAFB News Service – Jul 17, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Many Department of Agriculture employees refuse to relocate as part of a plan to move two agencies to Kansas City. At the Economic Research Service, 72 employees accepted relocation, and 99 declined or did not provide a response by the deadline on Monday. At the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, three employees agreed to move, and 151 declined. Politico reports those figures could shift until September 30, when staff is scheduled to report to the new Kansas City headquarters. The proposed move by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue seeks to streamline USDA to reduce costs and place the two agencies closer to stakeholders. However, employees and opposition to the move say the number of workers exiting the two agencies represents a great loss of experience.Many of the impacted employees have allegedly told the American Federation of Government Employees they would move temporarily, until finding a job at their preferred localities. Staff of both agencies voted to join AFGE, a union representing federal workers, in protest of the proposal. SHARE Previous articleWTO Rules against US over Pre-Trade War Dispute with ChinaNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Weed Control on Your Prevent Plant Acres NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dan Caro lives life with gratititude and thankfulness

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “But then a miracle took place.”The doctors were not willing to give the little boy up. They suggested that his parents talk to a man who was waiting in the wings. A Shriner.“He said that the Shriners would fly me free of charge to their burn hospital in Boston and I would have unlimited care,” Caro said. In only four hours, I was in Boston and almost immediately began to improve.”The journey before Caro was a long, painful one. By the time he was 18 years old, he had undergone 80 surgeries and spent about five years of his life in hospitals.“I couldn’t change what happened to me but I could accept it,” he said. “I had to look at adversity as opportunity, a setback as a setup. But there was a lineup waiting to tell me that I couldn’t do it. People looked at me like I was a monster. They avoided me like I had the plague, like I had a terrible disease. But that taught me tolerance.”Caro said it’s the response to adversity that really counts.“I found inspiration in adversity,” he said. “You can’t allow judgment to control your life. You have to go inside of your soul to get answers. You have to find your own power.”Caro said he didn’t care about the opinions of others. He would not pity himself.“There was a world out there and I wanted to live it,” he said. “I could have gone into a closet and curled up in the fetal position and let the world go by. But I was like a little dog that doesn’t know he’s little.“I was not disabled, I was dif-abled. I was different – a lot different. I was not like classical music that is written and organized. I was like jazz – just a couple of notes on a page. Improvisation is how life works.”Life worked to bring realization to Caro that material possessions mean nothing.When Hurricane Katrina hit his native home of New Orleans, Caro, who was pursuing a career as a professional drummer, left with nothing but a change of clothes and his beloved dog, Dixie. He left behind drum sets with a total value of around $60,000.“I had been letting my ego get in the way,” he said. “I was wrapped up in ego.”Caro let go of his ego and turned his thoughts to service to others.“The Shriners’ had given themselves to me,” he said. “I was the beneficiary of their caring and I wanted to give something back. When you take, you should always flip it back. Put it back in the pot. Once you start to live a life of service, your life will blow up and you’ll start feeling elation all the time. Have an attitude of gratitude. Be happy with who you are and where you are. You are your value.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Seven years and I was the only one there to celebrate it,” Caro told those who attended the Seventeenth Annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University Wednesday. “I felt like Superman. If I could tie my shoes with no fingers and no thumbs, I could do anything. Everything was possible. What a glorious day that was.”At age 32, Caro is living his life with an attitude of gratitude.“I wake up every day full of gratitude and thankfulness,” he said. “I should be happy because I’m alive. I’m grateful for the opportunity of life because I should be dead. I’m physically scarred but I have a big smile on my face.” Print Article Email the author Skip 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Caro told of that day when he “exited from life.”He was only two years old when he wandered into the garage to get his favorite toy, a little red wagon, and knocked over a gas container. The pilot light on the water heater ignited the gas. The explosion trapped young Caro.A neighbor heard his mother’s screams and called a rescue unit.“I was lying there in the burning garage in the fetal position cooking like meat in an oven,” Caro said. “I was rushed to New Orleans Charity Hospital where expectations were that I would not last 72 hours. I expired three times. All hope was lost. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The greatest achievement of Dan Caro’s life is tying his shoe.The feat took Caro 2,555 days to accomplish. Sponsored Content By Secrets Revealed Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012 You Might Like Taking aim Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputy Tim Brooks practices a technique during an active shooter drill in Goshen, Ala., Tuesday, April… read more This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Dan Caro lives life with gratititude and thankfulnesslast_img read more

Retiring ASCA director Al Head visits JCA

first_img Published 3:00 am Friday, November 16, 2018 “From the beginning of our efforts to bring the arts to the forefront in Troy and Pike County, we have had the support of Al Head and ASCA,” White said. “The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Foundation received a Cultural Arts Facilities Grant for the renovation of the old Troy Post Office to an arts center. The grant was the largest given that year. “The Al Head-led Alabama State Council on the Arts has been very gracious in funding our programs over the years. We didn’t always receive the amount we had requested but we never came away empty-handed. We are where we are today because of ASCA’s support. Al’s leadership has brought the arts forward in Alabama in ways we could never have imagined. We can never thank him enough for his support, his encouragement and his leadership. Al Head will be greatly missed. We wish him all the best.”Head, who served in state arts agency positions in Florida and Louisiana before returning home to Alabama as council director in 1985, is the longest sitting state arts agency director in the country. Among the highlights of Head’s leadership are the development of a nationally-recognized state folklife program, the creation of the Alabama Writers Forum, the creation of Design Alabama, the creation of the Alabama Dance Council, expanding arts education partnerships and the cultivation of a cultural exchange with Pietrasanta, ItalyHis personal recognitions on the national level include the National Heritage Award in 2012 given by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gary Young Award presented to him in 1998 by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Retiring ASCA director Al Head visits JCA Print Article Murder trial continues The jury has begun deliberating on whether to convict Jacory Townsend, 25, of Brundidge, with first-degree murder in the shooting… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen In June 2018, Al Head, executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts for the past 33 years, announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2018.Head was quoted as saying it had been a wonderful and memorable run in a field made up of a special group of artists, arts administrators, arts educators, arts patrons and volunteers.“The opportunity to contribute a bit to the quality of life in Alabama through the arts has been a privilege,” he said. You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Latest Stories Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder On Thursday, the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Foundation and the Johnson Center for the Arts hosted a reception for Head as a way of showing appreciation to him for his leadership in moving Alabama arts forward for more than three decades.Gibson said it was Al Head’s support, his encouragement and his influence that steered Troy’s grassroots arts effort in the right direction.“We were trying to begin a cultural arts movement and look credible while doing it,” he said. “Al steered us in the right direction and helped us become notable in the art world. Al is a native of Troy but he didn’t just do it for us. His support and encouragement were also invaluable for those involved with the We Piddle Around Theater, the Troy Arts Council and Troy University. Al Head has moved the arts forward across the entire state of Alabama.”Wiley White, Johnson Center for the Arts exhibition coordinator, agreed that Head has done much for the arts in Troy and all Alabama. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next UpMack Gibson, who chaired the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Foundation for 14 years, questioned Head’s statement.“Contributed a ‘bit’ to the quality of life?” Gibson said. “Al Head’s contributions to the arts in Alabama and to the quality of life of all our citizens are immeasurable. There is no way to calculate what his influence has meant and will continue to mean to all Alabamians. His influence has reached into every corner of the state, from the largest cities to the smallest communities. He was just what the arts in Alabama needed and he did not leave us short.” By Jaine Treadwell Mack Gibson, former chair of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, shakes hands with Al Head, retiring director of the Alabama State Arts Council. Gibson said Head has contributed an ‘immeasurable’ amount to the arts in Pike County and Alabama as a whole. 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 HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe 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. 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Suspect defeated by algae as he tries to swim away from police in Florida

first_imgCape Coral Police Department(CAPE CORAL, Fla.) — Sometimes you get the best of algae, and sometimes it gets the best of you.An alleged felon in Florida was felled by the simplistic, photosynthetic organisms on Saturday evening when he jumped in a canal and tried to swim away from police in Cape Coral.Abraham Duarte did not make it far.The Cape Coral Police Department released body cam footage of a brief chase between one of their officers and Duarte, who allegedly jumped out of his car and tried to take off on foot when police attempted to stop him for speeding. The video showed the officer chase Duarte behind an apartment building, where he jumped into one of the many canals bordering the Caloosahatchee River in the town just southwest of Fort Myers on the state’s west coast.The police officer can be heard shouting “Get out of the water!” in the video as the suspect struggled to stay afloat.The officer continued to circle the canal as backup arrived and Duarte eventually got smothered by the algae.“I’m going to die!” Duarte shouted as he struggled against the algae. “Can you touch the bottom?” the officer asked.Duarte said “no,” but the officer responded, “Hold on, we’re going to throw you a line. You’re standing on the bottom right now; I can see.”“You’re going to make me very angry if I have to come in and get you,” the officer said as Duarte begins cursing repeatedly.Eventually, the officers pulled Duarte out of the canal — covered in green algae — and arrest him. Police rinsed him off with a hose before loading him into a cop car.“Duarte was overcome with the algae in the water after he swallowed some and quickly began swimming back to the original officer that stopped him,” Cape Coral police said in a statement.When officers returned to his vacated car, they allegedly found seven vials of THC oil.Duarte was charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest without violence. He was released from Lee County Jail Sunday on $17,500 bond.He is due back in court on Oct. 3.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hope on the home front

first_imgPauline Henderson, corporate personnel consultant at Nationwide Building Society,explains how two levels of interactive training were key in preparing itshomeworking strategyWorking Smarter at Home and Managing Teams Which Work at Home Designed by: Waterman’s Training, The Abbey Brewery, Market Cross,Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9AS Phone: 01666 825123 Fax 01666 825233 Weblink: is one of many flexible working arrangements that NationwideBuilding Society has offered since the early 1990s. However, take up wasextremely limited until a combination of circumstances at the end of the decadeled to a interest from employees and the business. Nationwide was finding it increasingly difficult to recruit, particularlyinto technical areas and in our head office at Swindon, where there is a highdemand for good-quality people. We also had space constraints. Our head office building is approachingmaximum capacity, so additional recruitment raised the issue of expensiveadditional space, and the upheaval that would entail. We considered thatpromoting homeworking as an option would be a way of extending the pool fromwhich we could attract staff without increasing office space or equipment. Atthe same time our employees were increasingly looking for opportunities tobalance their lives between work and outside work activities. They were muchclearer about the possibilities and potential benefits of more flexibility andwere actively pursuing the idea of homeworking with us. Converging forces These two converging forces led us to put together a project team, toinclude all stakeholders, and to undertake a pilot homeworking scheme. Trainingand development was a milestone within the project plan. We believed that it was high risk to implement a significantly different wayof working without the appropriate support and development for everyone involved.In fact, when the project was in its earliest stages, our senior managementwanted to know about the specific type of support that was to be provided. At the highest level, training, development and support was viewed as a highpriority. When we began to consider the issue in detail, we felt an externalprovider would be better placed to help us develop the skills, behaviours andmindset. The emotional detachment of an external provider can be invaluable, withoutthe distraction of day-to-day operational issues that so often become a featureof internal workshops. We involved Waterman’s at quite an early stage in our thinking. In January,Waterman’s interviewed a number of homeworkers, line managers, project managersand non-homeworkers to gather information on their perceptions and experiencesof homeworking and managing homeworkers. I talked with them at length about ourHomeworking Framework and the relevant policies, practices and procedures. The company then used this information to help shape the format and contentof the workshops. We felt this consultation phase was vital and resulted in courses that weregenuinely designed to address all the issues emerging from such a significantchange in working practices. Work smart It quickly became clear that we needed two levels of training – one for thehomeworkers and one for the managers. We also felt the managers’ course shouldaddress the issues faced by project managers as well as line managers, becausethere were distinct differences in the two and, if anything, this would presentmore challenges in the working relationships. The key elements of the Working Smarter at Home course address all thechallenges of this method and strategies for dealing with them. This obviouslyinvolves a lot of time management, advice on managing interruptions, how tomaintain motivation and how to address the many communications issues. The courses are designed to be extremely interactive, which is particularlybeneficial as we have a mix of employees, some of whom have a range ofexperience in working at home and some who are completely new to thearrangement, so there are opportunities for cross-learning. Whereas the course for homeworkers was quite focused on the individual, themanager’s course, Managing Teams Which Work at Home, had a broader approach andlooked at the impact on the whole team or department. The first workshop was a pilot from which emerging issues were used torevise and update the following workshops. One element of the course is a videofeaturing clips of interviews with homeworkers, managers and non-homeworkersfrom which tips are distilled and compiled into a top 10 list. The video hasalso become a library item for the Learning Resource Centre. Powerful results We believe the managers achieved some powerful results from their workshop.They realised that homeworking was not only an innovative and highly suitableway of working flexibly for some members of their team, but that it also hadenormous benefits for the business. It also enabled managers to develop a different skill set, therebyincreasing their own knowledge and experience. All the issues that needed to be considered with this new way of workingwere identified and addressed as part of the workshop experience. We believe itis essential for all managers to attend and we are delighted to know that thistarget is well on the way to being achieved. Waterman’s has been an excellent partner for Nationwide during this project.And, now it has taken the courses developed and delivered for Nationwide,packaged them as part of its scheduled training programme and made themavailable to all its customers. This is advantageous to us, in that we can putmanagers and homeworkers through training at the appropriate time for them. Wedo not have to wait until we have sufficient delegates for an in-house course. Participants’ views Sharon Rothery became involved in the Nationwide homeworking pilot becauseof her passion for netball. The ability to work flexibly, and at home, meantthat work could more easily be fitted around Sharon’s involvement in umpiring,playing and coaching the sport. Having worked for Nationwide for eight years, Sharon started working at homein 2000 and even accompanied Dr Brian Davis, chief executive of the buildingsociety, to 10 Downing Street as part of the Government’s work-life balanceinitiative. In April 2001, Sharon attended the Waterman’s Working Smarter at Homecourse. “The course was extremely interactive and sparked a lot of interestingdiscussion. It was well structured, but presented informally so that betweenthe attendees and the tutor, Kevin Edwards, we developed a set of bestpractices that we could really apply to our own working lives,” she says “At least 50 per cent of the course revolved around practical examples,including the video showing clips of existing homeworkers and discussion orbrainstorming, which made it fun and interesting and really relevant. I thoughtthat both the content and delivery of the course were superb.” Alan Foley, a senior project manager at Nationwide, attended the ManagingTeams Which Work at Home course in March. “I found the course veryenjoyable. The content was extremely well designed and related very much to theway Nationwide worked,” he says. “The management attending were asked to make a video production toreinforce the learning. By actually having to consider, script and then act outthe various elements of homeworking, their importance was emphasised, and thekey content has been easy to retain. We had to select a theme for the videofrom a choice of Hammer House of Horror, western or silent movie – ours wasentitled The Lone Ranger, the Home Ranger and Barry the Baddest Project Managerin the West. We were given a £10 allowance for props, so raided the charityshops of Malmesbury for their entire stock of cowboy outfits! “The course was only one day, but it gave us a real insight into themany and various issues involved in working at home. It gave the attendees anopportunity to compare our own experiences and it provided a framework fromwhich we could develop effective strategies for managing home-based staff andtheir office-based colleagues.” Developer’s view Shan Williams, managing director of Waterman’s, says, “Nationwide’straining is very advanced in its approach, therefore Waterman’s was keen todesign two programmes that would challenge the attitudes, preconceptions andthinking of the attendees. “Prior to carrying out the training, we wanted to find out as much aspossible about the issues to be addressed, hence, the interviews we carried outand the close working relationship we developed with Pauline Henderson. “During the actual design of the courses, our aim was to accommodateall the attendees’ preferred learning styles, and to make the courses work fortheorists, activists, pragmatists and reflectors. This was reflected in themake up of the courses, the materials used and the challenges set. “Our overall aim was to deliver experiential learning, to pass responsibilityto the attendees for their learning, and so to support the overall success ofNationwide’s homeworking policy.” VerdictTaking a 360-degree perspectiveWe thought providing the type and quality of training we wanted for ourhomeworkers might present something of a challenge. We didn’t expect to findscheduled courses we could simply plug into that would really meet our needs. Aconsultative approach was very much what we felt we needed. In this, and in all respects, Waterman’s did an excellent job. Therepresentatives really listened to what we needed, our policies, aims andexperiences and translated them into very effective learning experiences. Theydeveloped two training programmes for us that looked at homeworking from a360-degree perspective, which was exactly what we were looking for. A good measure of the success of the programme was the requests for trainingfrom staff and managers who had missed the initial courses due to othercommitments. When they heard the positive reports from attendees they actuallyrequested another chance to attend.   We now have 60 homeworkers, a number we expect to see steadily increasingover time – the majority having attended the homeworking workshops. The real value in the workshops is that they are directly transferable intopeople’s working lives. The learning is immediately applicable and is thereforeused and not lost. Everyone who has been involved talks about the training verypositively and we regard it as a cornerstone of our homeworking project. Overall rating * * * *Key * = Disappointing    * * * *  = excellent  Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Hope on the home frontOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Hamptons International reveals first new look for 20 years

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Hamptons International reveals first new look for 20 years previous nextAgencies & PeopleHamptons International reveals first new look for 20 yearsEstate agency says it wanted to look more contemporary and will be rolling out the new look from 7th December.Nigel Lewis23rd November 20201 Comment1,932 Views Countrywide-owned upmarket estate agency Hamptons International has this morning revealed a complete re-launch of its brand including a new logo and tagline, the first refresh the company has tackled for two decades.The new look is being rolled out across its 90 branches from 7th December onwards including its for sale/to let boards, website, social media and window cards.Hamptons International is the first major national estate agency to overhaul its image since Jackson-Stops took a radical new direction in 2017, and Hamptons new look will include both its UK and substantial operations.The refresh has been carried out by award-winning branding agency I-AM, which has also worked for Strutt & Parker, Keatons and Douglas & Gordon, and includes a new strapline; ‘The Home Experts’.“This is an exciting and pivotal moment in the life-span of Hamptons,” says Lesley Cairns, Managing Director at Hamptons.“Last year we celebrated our 150th birthday – it was a year of celebration, but also reflection and an opportunity to consider our impact over the next 150 years.“Contemporary in design, the new look reflects the business today while adhering to the core values that set us and our customers apart when we first opened our doors in 1869.“We’re thrilled with the results and so proud of our new clothes.”Pete Champion, I-AM’s Creative Strategy Director: “At I-AM we were inspired by the discovery of a truth to be told – a story of service provided daily by Hamptons that genuinely enriches lives, in a sector often negatively perceived.Read more about Hamptons.Hamptons rebrand I-AM Lesley Cairns Hamptons International November 23, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 23rd November 2020 at 9:32 amI remember when they became Hamptons International and that was a great boost to them. Any brand needs a revamp every now and then but this new brand is not the way forward. It is a down market image and that is not the way to go.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Press release: Marlow is now better protected from flooding

first_img The Environment Agency has worked with the local community, Buckinghamshire County Council and Marlow Town Council to deliver this £9.5 million scheme. It will better-protect the beautiful town of Marlow from flooding, not only from the Thames, but also from groundwater. There are real environmental benefits, too, with 18 hectares of habitat created and more than 300 trees and 10,000 shrubs planted. This scheme is part of the Environment Agency’s plan to reduce the risk of flooding for 300,000 homes between 2015 and 2021.” On 8 March 2019, the Environment Agency hosted an event with project partners and guests to demonstrate that the Marlow flood alleviation scheme is now in operation. Construction work was completed in autumn 2018.Guests at the event were shown how the flood risk to some 287 properties in Marlow has been reduced. They also saw how, should Marlow now suffer prolonged or heavy rainfall, as it has several times in recent years and before, the risk of flooding from the river and groundwater to these properties has been lowered.The Environment Agency worked with Buckinghamshire County Council and Marlow Town Council to deliver the £9.5 million scheme. The Environment Agency project team, including the contractors GBV, or GallifordTry and Black and Veatch, and consultants, were joined at the event by guests including the chief executive of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan, Dominic Grieve MP and representatives of the partners.Guests were shown around the site by the project team to see what has been constructed. They were also shown the planned interpretation boards that will be installed on the site for future visitors to see what the scheme has included to make Marlow less vulnerable to flooding.Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, said The final phase of the scheme which includes reinstatement and planting work is continuing and will take place over the summer months.This scheme is part of the Environment Agency’s plan to reduce the risk of flooding from rivers, the sea, groundwater and surface water and from coastal erosion for a least 300,000 homes between 2015 and 2021. The Marlow scheme consists of new flood walls and embankments in the Gossmore Lane and Pound Lane areas of the town. It also includes a flood-storage area at Lower Pound Lane to replace the natural floodplain.Low lying areas of Marlow are also prone to flooding from groundwater travelling up through the gravels found below the ground. So the scheme also includes a pumping system which pumps groundwater back into the Thames reducing the risk of flooding.Modelling done by the Environment Agency shows that the scheme will benefit the 287 properties.last_img read more

Dean Ween Hates On Phish Fans At Lockn’ In New “AskDeaner” Rant

first_imgThe intersection between Phish and Ween has always been tense, but the latest post from Dean Ween puts everything on the table. Though Deaner has previously thanked Phish for introducing Ween to their fans via “Roses Are Free,” he had some less than savory comments to make about the band, their fans, and the Lockn’ Festival in a new post on his recently-revived forum website, talking about their upcoming hometown performance in Philadelphia, Deaner turns his sights on the whole Lockn’ situation. In the article, he mentions not knowing that the band was playing two nights, and rails on Phish, saying he wanted to “rupture their fans’ ear drums and harsh their ‘vibe.’” He continues, saying “I wanted to kill them [the fans] with our music and un-fuck their minds from their normal listening habits.” He also criticizes Phish for their lengthy stage set up, but claims he didn’t watch any of their show.You can read the full rant in the copied sections below:Now then, Lockn—Ween at a festival is something that leaves everyone half-hard—no one more than us. Ween for 75 mins, 90 mins, meh… When the sun is out? Forget it. I should be asleep still, and I usually am. Now all I knew about the Lockn Festival is that we were opening for Phish. I swear to god I had no idea it was 2 nights either. I was surprised to learn that one night we were headlining and the SECOND NIGHT we’d be opening for Phish. i’d be lying if i said that opening for Phish wasn’t a big deal. all i’ll say is that we really wanted to play our asses off in front of those guys, who we’re friendly with going back a long ways. call it friendly competition, but it exists with every band. read: i wanted to blow their fuckin’ asses off the stage and rupture their fans’ ear drums and harsh their “vibe”. so there it is. u happy now? i hate their fans, they hate Ween, and I wanted to kill them with our music and un-fuck their minds from their normal listening habits. that would be like trying to convince a gay man that he was really straight though. ok, i think i just crossed the line. don’t like phish fans, so next off…….. i mean I didn’t even know this shit til right when it was happening, the whole “headlining one night” and “opening for phish” the next. i thought it was one gig opening for Phish and that was it. not that it really matters because we prepare the same for every show. Any ideas that we made it “more brown” on one night than another is imagined. So we get there. The festival is different somehow than most—the stage rotates, the bands go right back to back on a spinning stage. in theory we coulda played medleys with the openers, and Phish, had they not needed 19 hours to set up. the first night we just played and played. it went really well. it was a new high for us at a festival. i felt like for the first time since the reunion we achieved at a festival what we do in clubs. it was fuckin’ rad. i left a lot of other of our fave tunes for the next night so we didn’t shoot our entire load on night one. The 2nd night rolls around quickly, we go out and deliver a measured ass whooping, but this crowd is somehow indifferent. they’ve taken a lot of shit from ween fans for many years, we are officially on the scale. we do in fact whoop their ass, but nothing compared to the first night when it was OUR crowd. basically they reacted to us like you would to any opening act when you’re waiting to see the headliner, who u follow around, altho i know we made many converts this night. and that’s how simple Lockn 2016 was for Ween. killed it both nights, but we were the opening band on the 2nd night. i could micro-analyze it but we came offstage feeling like we killed it and that’s how i measure a gig, on how we feel when it’s done. a 40 minute poopship destroyer wouldn’t have done anything but looked cool on paper. phish went on about 80 minutes after us—we didn’t watch them. i thought their long setup was a buzzkill from the vibe of the one-two punches of the other bands on the two days before they showed up, they brought EVERYTHING, production, lights, video, sound—it was excessive i thought.  we were too busy relaxing after 4 nights of gigs and being finally done. my favorite part was peter wolf from j. geils opening, we met before and he loves ween. he was the only dude at the festival i could relate to at all. like, the only motherfucker except the guys in my band that really understands rock and roll and is still doing it. a survivor, like me, and aaron, and claude, dave, and glenn.last_img read more