Heroes will be made this holiday season

first_imgThe nearest drop-off center for Apopka is the West Orange Recreation Center at 309 S. West Crown Point Rd. in Winter Garden. For a list of all drop-off locations, go here. Holiday Heroes Toy Drive begins todayAs a part of caring for some of Orange County’s most precious citizens, Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive is once again bringing the region together to make the holiday season brighter for children in need. Now in its sixth year, Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Toy Drive begins today and collection ends on December 14th.In keeping with Orange County’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors philosophy, citizens are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for infants, children and teens during Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. Since the Toy Drive’s inception, more than 17,250 toys have been distributed to local children.Last year, the region collected more than 5,100 toys for area children.Mayor Jacobs’ 2016 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive lasts until December 14th, 2016. The Holiday Heroes Toy Drive is made possible by the countless hours donated by volunteers and the generous support of our partners, including Fox35, McDonald’s of Central Florida and City Year.Your donation will benefit children in need through the help of the following organizations: Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, United Against Poverty (formerly the Community Food and Outreach Center), Orange County Public Schools, Wraparound Orange and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. TAGSHoliday Heroes Toy DriveMayor Teresa Jacobs Previous articlePBS newscaster Gwen Ifill has diedNext articleApopka politics: Some Assembly Required Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Pó House / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos

first_img 2013 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498971/po-house-ricardo-silva-carvalho-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/498971/po-house-ricardo-silva-carvalho-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRicardo Silva Carvalho ARQUITECTOSOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPóFG+SGPortugalPublished on April 22, 2014Cite: “Pó House / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos” [Casa Pó / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos] 22 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Pó, Portugal ArchDaily Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura+ 44 Sharecenter_img Projects Year:  “COPY” Pó House / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. Located on the West Coast of Portugal in an agricultural area relatively close to the ocean, arises this new residence, in a village with quite heterogeneous features.In order to make the best out of the solar exposure and minimize the impact on the surroundings, the implementation on the ground distances itself as far as possible from the its boundaries, having however, points in common with the adjoining constructions, thereby potentiating it, not creating disruptions with the existing surroundings and simultaneously contributing to a better design of the urban morphology.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaRecommended ProductsGlazedApavisaPorcelain Tiles – MateriaGlazedGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – IndianaStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Eternal CollectionThe intention was to conceive a simple, clear and interactive space from the functional point of view and in the relation with its users, reflecting only the essential, with the particularities and needs inherent to a space as itself, and with specific uses and functions to fulfil all the projected requirements, creating appropriate working, comfort and environment conditions.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaThus, the design of the spatial organization of the rectangular blueprint was taken as principle for the project, based on the idea of creating “light” circulations around every space.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaAssuming all the spaces as accessible from the open backyard surrounding the house and with the main entrance through a covered patio which results from the union of the two water coverages shaped out as a butterfly, delimited by a cut out in the shape of an ellipse, thus letting through the only existing/incident light from the South.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe entrance of the house is characterised by a succession of spaces that mysteriously appear between volumes that never touch its limits and unravel through the continuity of the roof which progressively grows in scale with the nobility of the human coexistence spaces, until it reaches the rooms that are divided in height revealing a small mezzanine that “proudly” overlooks all the areas of the house.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaIn the entrance area, with more frequent use, there is a “meal” area supported by a food preparation counter in a technical cabinet that opens on the sides. One of these sides contains a common sanitary installation and the other a technical storage space that divides this area from the living room.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaThe living room area extends outwardly through its large glassed windows that progressively illuminate and expand from the entrance thereby illuminating and amplifying the relationship with the exterior. This area is bounded by a second cabinet facing it therefore concealing the most private area of the residence, the rooms.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaThis second cabinet contains on one side a bathroom to support the sleeping areas and on the other a staircase where you can access the mezzanine above the rooms which are ideally conceived with lower ceilings.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaAcross the entrance patio there is a parking space and a covered support structure to outer activities.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaDo outro lado do pátio da entrada existe um estacionamento e uma cobertura de apoio às áreas externas.Save this picture!© FG+SG – Fotografia de ArquitecturaProject gallerySee allShow lessA Seductive Abstraction: Architecture & Photography’s Tacit PactArchitecture NewsNew Video (and Images) Reveal Original Intent Behind Apple Campus 2Architecture News Share Pó House / Ricardo Silva Carvalho ArquitectosSave this projectSavePó House / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos Photographs Portugallast_img read more

Scottish Statutory Special Interest Group meet for first time

first_img Howard Lake | 3 November 2004 | News The meeting will take place on 17 November 2004 at 10.30 at RNIB Scotland, Dunedin House, EdinburghTo join the group and come along to the next meeting you should complete a membership form and forward it to Sue Hardie at RNIB Scotland. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish Statutory Special Interest Group meet for first time The new Scottish Statutory Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Institute of Fundraising will hold its inaugural meeting on 17 November.The first meeting of the scottish Statutory SIG will feature Geoff Pope from the Scottish Executive Voluntary Issues Unit talking about Futurebuilders Scotland. This is a new £18 million fund to support the social economy to provide better public services.The meeting will also include discussion on the future development of the group, and the appointment of members to the committee. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

IRIS NFP signs up 50 new clients in past six months

first_imgIRIS NFP signs up 50 new clients in past six months Software and services company IRIS NFP Solutions has attracted over 50 new charity sector clients in the first half of 2010. According to its research, charities and membership organisations are investing in its donor and member strategy and volunteer management systems in order “to streamline their processes and identify alternative sources of funding”, in response to the current uncertain financial climate.Last month IRIS NFP carried out research amongst over 100 UK not-for-profit organisations and found that half expected their income to decrease as a result of Government spending cuts. Just 4.8% expected to see a rise in the levels of income they were able to generate. Nearly 20 percent of organisations (19.3%) expected to see their revenues drop by more than 10% over the next three years.The research reflected concerns voiced since the credit crunch began that charities would end up with a greater burden yet lower incomes. IRIS NFP found that 81.3% of the organisations surveyed believed that cuts in Government spending, reduced Local Government services and public sector job losses would increase the burden placed upon not-for-profit organisations. As a result of this, 76% of ‘third sector’ organisations are currently looking for alternative sources of funding.New clients for IRIS NFP in the past six months include Woodland Trust, Mind, The Art Fund and The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Smaller organisations have also signed up including the British Property Federation, the National Children’s Orchestra, the Union Jack Club, Nottingham High School and the University of Southampton.Dale Thomas, Managing Director of IRIS NFP Solutions, said: “What we are seeing here is a determined effort on the part of NFP organisations of all sizes and in all sectors to make their processes and operations as efficient as possible, and to better manage their existing relationships with both donors and volunteers.“We are delighted to be working with our NFP customers to identify new and innovative ways to maintain existing relationships and identify and target new sources of income, whether that be through grants, more formal corporate relationships, or by taking advantage of new online and social media channels.”www.iris.co.uk/nfp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 August 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Advanced NFP Consulting & Agencies Membership recession Technologylast_img read more

Convent burglar forgiven but imprisoned

first_imgNewsBreaking newsConvent burglar forgiven but imprisonedBy admin – November 3, 2013 550 Email Previous articleMolester got on train to assault young Limerick girlsNext articleA satisfactory 7th for Limerick FC admin Print Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A BURGLAR who attacked gardaí and threatened nuns in a convent has been jailed for four years.Gary Culhane (36) of Crecora Avenue, Limerick was one of two men who gained entry to the Marie Reparatrice Convent, Laurel Hill, Limerick on April 1.The two men broke into the living quarters used by the six nuns some aged in their 90s.Gary Culhane searched the area for items to take but was disturbed by the elderly nuns. He told them that they were Gardai responding to report of intruders at the convent.The second man escaped through a window but Culhane was stopped by gardaí as he attempted to scale a 12 foot wall. He was pepper-sprayed and arrested as he tried to attack a Garda with a screwdriver.At Limerick Circuit Court this week, Judge Carroll Moran commended the Garda for his courage and tenacity in apprehending Culhane.Barrister Michael Collins said his client was ‘somewhat out of his head’ on tablets on the night, but he apologised to gardaí and also expressed regret in a letter to the nuns.Imposing the four year sentence, Judge Carroll Moran commended Garda Eoin Linnane for arresting Culhane despite the fact that he was lashing out with a screwdriver.Sr Bernadette O’Driscoll was also thanked by the Judge after she said the nuns forgave Culhane for invading their home.last_img read more

Climate change and glacier retreat drive shifts in an Antarctic benthic ecosystem

first_imgThe Antarctic Peninsula (AP) is one of the three places on Earth that registered the most intense warming in the last 50 years, almost five times the global mean. This warming has strongly affected the cryosphere, causing the largest ice-shelf collapses ever observed and the retreat of 87% of glaciers. Ecosystem responses, although increasingly predicted, have been mainly reported for pelagic systems. However, and despite most Antarctic species being benthic, responses in the Antarctic benthos have been detected in only a few species, and major effects at assemblage level are unknown. This is probably due to the scarcity of baselines against which to assess change. We performed repeat surveys of coastal benthos in 1994, 1998, and 2010, analyzing community structure and environmental variables at King George Island, Antarctica. We report a marked shift in an Antarctic benthic community that can be linked to ongoing climate change. However, rather than temperature as the primary factor, we highlight the resulting increased sediment runoff, triggered by glacier retreat, as the potential causal factor. The sudden shift from a “filter feeders–ascidian domination” to a “mixed assemblage” suggests that thresholds (for example, of tolerable sedimentation) and alternative equilibrium states, depending on the reversibility of the changes, could be possible traits of this ecosystem. Sedimentation processes will be increasing under the current scenario of glacier retreat, and attention needs to be paid to its effects along the AP.last_img read more

Volunteers needed for the polls during Elkhart Schools referendum vote on May 4

first_img Pinterest Volunteers needed for the polls during Elkhart Schools referendum vote on May 4 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The special election for the Elkhart Schools referendum set for May 4 means election volunteers are needed in the Elkhart School District.If approved, the referendum would provide more than 120 million dollars to increase pay for all employees, reduce their out-of-pocket health insurance costs and continue to provide safe transportation for students at the current levels over the next eight years.Only residents who live in the Elkhart School District can take part in the special election, but several dozen poll workers are needed.ABC 57 reports anybody interested in volunteering at the polls for the special election can contact Chad Crabtree at 574-596-6750 or at [email protected] or Elkhart County Republican Party Chair Dan Holtz by either calling or texting 574-238-6239.The next referendum town halls are set:6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Elkhart High School East, 1 Blazer Blvd., Elkhart6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Elkhart High School West, 2608 California Road, Elkhart.Stronger Elkhart PAC will also stream each town hall live from its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StrongerElkhart. IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – April 12, 2021 2 144 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleTwo men charged after armed robbery, shooting in Benton HarborNext articleElkhart man, 21, arrested for firing gun during argument with family members Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Buy a cake with your free drink, says Waitrose

first_imgWaitrose has changed its free drink offering to mean customers must also purchase a cake or a sandwich to claim the deal.Despite this, the retailer has told British Baker it will not be increasing the number of cakes it orders in to the cafes.The retailer emailed its myWaitrose members, saying: “Members who would like to drink their free tea or coffee in the café will also need to buy something in the café, such as a sandwich, cake or a piece of fruit, to go with their drink. Customers can still buy a drink in the café too.”The retailer will implement new rules from Monday, 9 February. The change will not affect customers wanting to take away a hot drink from the cafés, or from other stores. The move has already been trialled in some locations.The myWaitrose scheme is free to join and offers shoppers free hot drinks, complimentary magazines and additional savings on everyday items.last_img read more

ADT I returns to UGA

first_imgThe Georgia National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team I will be on the University of Georgia campus June 11 at 2 p.m. to present the faculty of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a UGA flag that was flown over their base in Logar Province in Afghanistan. ADT I, made up of citizen-soldiers from across Georgia who are part of the 201st Regional Support Group out of Augusta, served in Afghanistan from May 2011 to May 2012. They assisted the Afghan government in helping the country’s farmers develop more-productive farming practices and new markets for their produce.Soldiers from the unit trained with faculty from the college at UGA’s Athens campus in February 2011. Before the unit’s deployment, CAES Dean J. Scott Angle and Assistant Dean for Extension Steve Brown gave the group a UGA flag to remind them of home while they were in Afghanistan. “I promised them that we would fly this flag in Afghanistan and that we would all sign it and return the flag to UGA after our deployment was completed,” said Col. Bill Williams, who served as commander of ADT I. “Our mission was a success because we were very well prepared, and the UGA faculty helped set us up for success. We are following through on our commitment to return the flag to UGA and are honored to do so.” While they were deployed, ADT I worked with local Afghan Extension agents to host basic veterinary and agribusiness workshops and organized farmers into marketing groups. They also worked with village women, teaching them how to grow and market fruits and vegetables. “We found that they knew how to farm, but the problem was they couldn’t store the food and they couldn’t sell it,” Williams said. Afghani farmers grow wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, apples and apricots. The food preservation and marketing techniques that the guardsmen introduced increased the profits for some farmers by 214 percent, he said. A second group of Georgia Guardsmen, dubbed Agribusiness Development Team II, received agricultural training through the college in fall 2012 and recently deployed for a yearlong agricultural mission to Afghanistan. Agribusiness Development Team III will train at UGA’s Tifton campus this fall. “It was our pleasure to arm the Georgia National Guard with the information they needed to accomplish their mission in Afghanistan,” Brown said. “From worming goats to trellising grapes, our faculty stopped what they were doing and helped give these soldiers the basic knowledge they would need on the ground in Afghanistan. We are staying in touch with these teams throughout their deployments, and the feedback they have provided is valuable to us as well.” The four members of ADT I who are UGA alumni, along with the colleges they graduated from, are Gary Church, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Carmen Benson, CAES; George McCommon, CAES and College of Veterinary Medicine; and Catherine Tait, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. They have been invited to attend the June 11 ceremony. Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard, assistant adjutant general of the Georgia Army National Guard, will also be present at the flag ceremony. Jarrard commands the more than 11,700 citizen-soldiers of the Georgia Army National Guard.last_img read more

$145 Million in Federal Aid Awarded to LIRR for Sandy Repairs

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The federal government Friday approved $145 million in aid to fund Long Island Rail Road projects to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy and to protect the transit system against future storms.The Federal Transit Administration grant for the LIRR is just a piece of the overall $886.3 million awarded to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which was paralyzed following the massive hurricane.The $145.7 million allocated for the LIRR was second only to the amount approved for New York City Transit, which at $615.6 million represents the bulk of the grant money approved for the MTA.The majority of the LIRR funding—$120 million—will pay for several projects at the Long Beach branch: to replace three of four substations, permanently restore signals, power and communications systems, and construction to replace the emergency generator, underwater cable and bridge electrical systems on the Wreck Lead Bridge.The plan also calls for 10.2 million for projects at West Side Yard, $6.1 million at the First Avenue Substation and $6 million for infrastructure upgrades at the Hillside Support Facility, Shea Yard, the Far Rockaway branch and the Westbury station, officials said. An additional $3.4 million was allocated to electrify tracks 7 and 8 at the Long Island City Yard, which could allow for a more robust terminal if service through the East River Tunnels is knocked out.“This grant is critical to the continued health and viability of the New York metropolitan region’s $1.4 trillion economy,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast acknowledged that many challenges still exist more than a year after Sandy. He called the funding “essential in helping” the MTA address issues brought on by the storm.“At the same time that we are rebuilding an entire subway tunnel, we are fighting back against latent failures—unseen failures brought on by the storm that are waiting to happen—and reduced lifespan of components system wide,” he said.The Oct. 29, 2012 superstorm ravaged the LIRR and it took a week before the railroad was able to resume near-normal service—about 70 percent of its regular rush hour service, and 83 percent overall service.The railroad was littered with more than 200 downed trees and utility poles and the hurricane knocked out power to more than 20 electrical substations across the LIRR.last_img read more