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UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Previous articleZika Virus – Governor Scott Declares Public Health EmergencyNext articleIt’s Birdapoolza Time! Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR After peaking in late December at 22 reported burglaries in one week, Vehicle Burglaries have declined dramatically during the past two week as indicated by the graph below: As previously reported (LOCK IT OR LOSE IT), most vehicle burglaries are “crimes of opportunity” – the opportunity presented when the car doors are left unlocked.The APD still needs your help. Lock your car doors. Please.For details for the most recent week, including an interactive map showing the location of the reported burglaries please see our Burglary Report – Week Ending 1/31/2016
Houses Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLeschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/198945/leschi-residence-adams-mohler-ghillino-architects Clipboard Architects: Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2007 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/198945/leschi-residence-adams-mohler-ghillino-architects Clipboard Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The 3300 SF residence occupies an irregularly shaped, sloping urban lot overlooking Lake Washington with diagonal views of the Cascade Mountain Range to the Northeast and Southeast. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsCurtain WallsJansenJansen Façade and Doors in Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM)BoardsEGGEREurodekor Melamine-Faced ChipboardThe program includes an open living/dining/kitchen space, master bedroom and study, children’s bedrooms and bath and garage and pantry space. The client also requested a semi-detached guest quarters and a covered, outdoor living space that would not block natural light to the main floor of the house. Save this picture!The house responds to its site through a play of solid and open corners and a transformation of scale from the street to the rear yard. It is comprised of three parts – a cast-in-place concrete garage, the three-story block of the main house and the single-story, semi-detached guest quarters. Save this picture!The garage anchors the house to the northwest corner of the site while the semi-detached guest quarters is perched above, cantilevering out to create a covered walk to the entry. The main block occupies the opposing corner of the site. Its southeast corner has been entirely removed and replaced with a thirty-foot tall tube steel bracket that supports the sheltering roof above. A steel and wood framed deck is literally suspended from the bracket by a 1” diameter steel rod. The main and upper levels open to the resulting two-story space with 14 foot wide lift & glide glass doors allowing the house to spatially expand and contract in response to the seasons. Save this picture!site planThe southwest corner of the lot forms a garden adjacent to the entry walk. The corner of the house facing this garden is also glazed and contains an open riser steel stair that ‘floats’ within it, providing the sense of passing through the garden as one ascends and descends. The entry garden and modest scale of the garage and quest quarters are an appropriate response to the scale of the street and in dramatic contrast to the spaces beyond where one lives “in the trees”.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessPangolin House: Vision for Future House in Thailand / Pitupong Chaowakul, Wattikon K…Articles’Anemone’ Installation / Oyler Wu CollaborativeArticles Share United States Save this picture!+ 17 Share “COPY” Projects CopyHouses•Seattle, United States CopyAbout this officeAdams Mohler Ghillino ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSeattleHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on January 14, 2012Cite: “Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects” 14 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 April 2005 | News The Countess’ future engagements as Patron of ChildLine will include a Gala Dinner at London’s Banqueting House this autumn, in aid of ChildLine and Monaco-based charity Mission enfance. 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. Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has become the first patron of ChildLine, the children’s helpline charity.In her first engagement as patron, the Countess presented the first ever Patron’s Awards to key supporters of ChildLine at an event at the BT Tower. Some of the supporters had been involved since the charity’s launch. The Countess has been an active supporter of ChildLine during its 18th year, making visits to the charity’s centres in Leeds and Manchester as well as officially opening ChildLine’s premises in East London in 2002. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Countess of Wessex is ChildLine’s first patron
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this In the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police May 25, demonstrations, protests, marches, rallies and rebellions have spread across the U.S. This is now the largest display of civil unrest in decades, a true revolt against the racist police state that has occupied this stolen land for centuries. In every large city and innumerable small towns, antiracist activists have organized a myriad of actions, night after night, with tens of thousands coming out onto the streets after months of pandemic lockdowns.In Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, a gentrified artistic and cultural hub and the historic center of Seattle’s LGBTQ2S+ community, various groups and individuals have created a powerful response to racist police violence: an autonomous zone spread over six blocks and a city park, Cal Anderson Park at the zone’s north end. Protests in Capitol Hill began immediately after George Floyd’s murder and have been ongoing. Police, unsurprisingly, responded with heavy-handed, violent tactics. A citywide curfew was declared, with anyone outside after curfew subject to arrest. Images emerged of a young child maced by Seattle police. Residents in the neighborhood endured clouds of tear gas invading their apartments as the police deployed copious amounts in the streets of this densely populated area. (This writer, living in downtown Portland, Ore., also had the unfortunate experience of tear gas getting inside his apartment.) Constant noise from police loudspeakers, grenades and helicopters made life difficult for the residents, as well as police barricades and checkpoints that severely disrupted travel within, into and out of the area.But on June 8, something changed. The police abandoned their East Police Precinct building located in Capitol Hill (some say they ran out of tear gas and other weapons), and activists and organizers, from communists and socialists to anarchists and other leftists, quickly secured the area to prevent police from regaining control. The East Police Precinct building is now under control of what is being called the “Capitol Hill Organizing Project (CHOP)” or “Free Capitol Hill.” The sign above the entrance to the former police building now reads “Seattle People Department.”Police-free livingOrganized by a loose, unofficial, decentralized collective of activists and organizers, CHOP does not have a defined leadership or hard borders, but rather a system of collective responsibility and accountability, centered around the concepts of mutual aid and direct democracy. The organizers quickly erected tents where donated food and supplies are collected and distributed free based on need, not ability to pay. Dozens of tents provide everything from medical care to legal advice to literature, all for no charge. A garden in homage to Indigenous agricultural practices.Gardens were quickly planted, some reviving Indigenous agricultural practices such as “the three sisters” consisting of an ingenious, synergistic combination of corn, beans that grow up corn stalks, and squash that provide ground cover to suppress weeds. There’s an area with a sound system set up for speakers and musicians. Outdoor film screenings take place nightly, featuring films with themes of antiracism and social justice.Corporate media has seized on the events in Capitol Hill, spinning wild tales that resemble nothing about the reality on the ground. Fox News used digitally altered photos of the autonomous zone that even the Seattle Times, a business-friendly newspaper, called out as fake. False stories of violence perpetrated by activists against residents, so-called “warlords” running the area, and extortion of local businesses have all made their way into the corporate media. Trump called the activists and organizers of CHOP “domestic terrorists” and excoriated Seattle’s Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee for not doing enough to crush the zone. Yet when this writer visited CHOP on June 13 with a delegation of Workers World Party members and friends from Portland, Ore., it quickly became very clear that this was not the bloody, terrorist dystopia concocted by the propagandists at Fox News. Far from it.In reality the area was much more calm with the police gone, with no more noxious clouds of tear gas drifting through the streets and into people’s homes. Gone were the constant grenade explosions and police loudspeakers barking threats. Pictures of Capitol Hill under heavy police repression resembled a dystopia, while CHOP has the air of a summer block party with a social justice focus. A speaker who gave his name as “Richard” described it as “a party with a purpose.” People from all walks of life freely stroll about with their dogs and children in the now car-free streets, marvelling at the spectacular art that adorns the streets and facades of buildings, memorializing those murdered at the hands of police and listing demands for justice. Locally owned restaurants in the CHOP, previously shuttered when the police occupied the neighborhood, were up, running and doing a brisk business. Tear gas has been replaced with soap bubbles floating through the air.‘More peaceful for a person of color’In a June 1 article in The Stranger, a local Seattle paper, some of the zone’s 200 permanent residents voiced their support for what’s happening. A resident who preferred to remain anonymous had this to say: “Coming from a Latin American country where there’s a lot of police brutality, we thought moving here would be different. Having the police turn our neighborhood into a violent zone and seeing Black and Brown neighbors being attacked by the police was retraumatizing. “Once the police left, things changed dramatically. We were not asked to stay home. Not asked to show our IDs to get into our apartment. We can approach protesters and ask questions about what’s going on and get information. We’ve witnessed protesters going to businesses and making sure they’re okay, communicating with them. As of right now, this seems more peaceful for a person of color living in Capitol Hill.” Another resident said, “There is more compassion and willingness to build better futures together than anything I’ve seen out of leadership in the White House in the last few years, and specifically out of Seattle’s City Hall in the last two weeks.”There are barricades with volunteers standing guard on the streets along the zone’s perimeter. (Cal Anderson Park does not have any barricades, though, and looks like a normal park.) Some conservatives say this shows the hypocrisy of leftists who denounce Trump’s racist border wall, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Yet the nature and purpose of the barricades at CHOP are far different from those on U.S. borders. Police and far-right individuals have a sordid record of intentionally plowing cars and trucks through crowds of antiracist protesters, killing and injuring people, and the barricades help prevent that. They also allow volunteers to monitor who enters the zone in case police and white supremacists attempt to violently retake the area or cause harm.The corporate media’s biased, fact-challenged reporting on CHOP should raise eyebrows for everyone who values truth and accuracy in journalism. It also raises questions about the quality and accuracy of reporting on countries the U.S. considers enemies, such as Cuba, Venezuela, China and the Democratic People’s Republic Korea. Most people here have never visited those countries, and their views are shaped almost entirely by the corporate media, the CIA and the U.S. State Department, among others. If these entities shamelessly lie about what’s going on at home, at a place someone can visit for themselves, can the public really trust what they have to say about countries thousands of miles away that have resisted U.S. imperialism for decades?It’s impossible to know how long CHOP will last. Police and the National Guard could swiftly and violently retake the area at any moment, although they will meet stiff opposition. But this spectacular experiment in autonomy and a police-free environment shows what is possible, and the lessons learned from it won’t soon be forgotten. It has already inspired revolutionaries, workers and oppressed peoples around the world. The torching of the police precinct building in Minneapolis just a few weeks ago showed the ruling class that the people are capable of destroying their institutions of repression, while CHOP shows that the people are capable of constructing something entirely new. These two events represent a dialectical dance of revolutionary destruction and construction — of destroying the old system of racism and inequality and constructing a new society of justice and fairness.
By Andy Eubank – Apr 16, 2020 Previous articlePerdue: There is Enough Food to Feed American PeopleNext articleJune 4-H Fairs Across Indiana Fall Victim to Social Distancing and Rain and Snow in the Forecast on the HAT Friday Morning Edition Andy Eubank COVID-hits-June-FairsA “Dear 4-H’ers” letter this week from Purdue Extension to Indiana 4-H families and volunteers was profoundly sad and unprecedented, but it wasn’t unexpected. The letter announced the current ban on face to face events is extended through the end of June, and that effectively sets the stage for “alternate plans” for 4-H fairs held in June.Among those saddened by the news is Indiana State Department of Agriculture director Bruce Kettler.“To me, especially in Indiana, the significance of 4-H and the 4-H fairs for our youth, it’s so prevalent,” he said. “That’s what makes me sad, that we may have some youth that don’t get the opportunity to be able to show what they done. I know they’ve spent time on those projects. And in our rural communities in a lot of cases the county fair is a great gathering of rural folks and a celebration of what rural Indiana is about.”State 4-H staff and county 4-H educators are examining ways to still deliver 4-H programming in June, but in-person 4-H events, camps, activities, and experiences through the end of June will be postponed or converted to non-face-to-face experiences.No determination has been made for July 2020 events, and then August brings the Indiana State Fair. Kettler said options for that huge event are being explored.“I know that Cindy Hoye and team are continuing to work like the state fair will go through, but I also know that they’re working on different plans and alternate plans about what they may need to do,” he told HAT. “If they need to shut it down, obviously that would be worse-case scenario and don’t want that to happen, but they are working on alternative plans about how they may need to adjust and what could be adjusted at the fair to be able to still make it happen. It’s too early to say exactly what that would look like, other than I know they’re working on alternate plans.Over 20 county fairs are impacted by the extension, some running in June and some crossing over into July.Here’s the letter from Purdue Extension:Dear 4-H’ers, Families and Volunteers,Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the important need to slow this spread, this week Purdue University and Purdue Extension announced the decision to extend the existing ban on face-to-face events through June 30, 2020.During an outbreak such as COVID-19, the CDC recommends cancelling large meetings and events. The state 4-H staff in collaboration with county 4-H educators are exploring alternative delivery of our 4-H programming for the month of June. For the health and well-being of our 4-H families, volunteers, and professionals all in-person 4-H events, camps, activities, and experiences that were scheduled to take place before July 1, 2020 will be postponed or converted to non-face-to-face experiences. This includes in person events and activities led by local 4-H volunteers.Virtual 4-H programming will be created and offered at no cost to families to replace the following statewide face-to-face 4-H events that were scheduled to take place in June of 2020:– 4-H Academy @ Purdue– Indiana 4-H Round-Up– State 4-H Junior Leader Conference– State 4-H Band and State 4-H ChorusOur 4-H Youth Development Extension educators and state specialists will continue their incredible efforts to create and adapt learning opportunities to meet 4-H families where they are and fit the social distancing guidelines we must abide by. Visit purdue.ag/4hhomeactivities for a collection of at-home activities for kids created by Purdue Extension and 4-H programs across the nation. We would especially like to highlight:– World Changers Online Hackathon April 20-22– Animal Science Web Series every Tuesday since March 31st (recordings available)– Live, Virtual Cake Decorating Workshop April 16 at 7:00 p.m. EDTLikewise, if your county fair falls within the dates affected by this decision your local Purdue Extension office will be in touch with you regarding alternate plans for your 4-H fair or the 4-H events at your county’s fair. Please know county Extension educators are working in partnership with local fair boards and the state 4-H office to provide alternate opportunities for youth to showcase and celebrate their 4-H achievements. Please exercise patience and give your local Extension office the time they need to communicate the plans to you.We do not take this decision lightly. The health and well-being of our 4-H’ers, families, volunteers, employees, and communities is our top priority. Our hearts break in your disappointment. Right now, and always, 4-H Youth Development will continue to provide opportunities for youth to learn, grow, develop skills, and showcase and celebrate their achievements. We will try new things and relate to each other in innovative ways. We will harness the resilience and determination 4-H has taught us, and we will stand in awe of the individuals and communities 4-H has built.Jason Henderson, Director of Purdue ExtensionCasey Mull, Assistant Director and 4-H Program Leader Home Indiana Agriculture News June 4-H Fairs Across Indiana Fall Victim to Social Distancing June 4-H Fairs Across Indiana Fall Victim to Social Distancing SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter
French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Burkina FasoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence JihadismEnvironmentFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment May 5, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Burkina Faso’s Constitutional Council to strike down a newly passed law containing amendments to the criminal code that would criminalize certain kinds of online content, including fake news and terrorism reporting that could have negative consequences. Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office, said: “As well as allowing the authorities to exercise very close control over reporting, this law imposes extremely serious restrictions on the freedom to inform in a country hitherto regarded as press freedom model. We urge Burkina Faso’s Constitutional Council to prevent this law from being promulgated by declaring it unconstitutional.” Burkina FasoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence JihadismEnvironmentFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso April 27, 2021 Find out more The UK’s Guardian newspaper quoted human rights minister Bessolé René Bagaro as saying that, under the new law, journalists “don’t have the right to give the position of security forces, because that will help the enemy know how we are organising ourselves.” Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Receive email alerts Adopted by Burkina Faso’s national assembly on 21 June, the law provides for harsh penalties for fake news and for “reporting on terrorism or on the security forces whose consequences could compromise public order and the conduct of security operations.” Related documents loi_modificative_du_code_penal_bf.pdfPDF – 734.29 KB News to go further Organisation The minister added: “For example, if there is an attack and you publish pictures, you say that people are fleeing, the army is losing, you encourage [the enemy]. So it’s very precise.” News News On 3 July, the Constitutional Council decided on its own initiative to examine the new law to determine whether it complies with the constitution. Legal experts say that, in this particular case, the council must issue its decision within 30 days. Follow the news on Burkina Faso News RSF_en @RSF_Inter Help by sharing this information Burkina Faso is ranked 36th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Under the new law, these offences are punishable by five to ten years in prison and fines of up to 10 million CFA francs. One amendment would criminalize “online publications that insult the memory of a deceased person without consideration for the person’s family.” July 17, 2019 Burkina Faso: legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional
News News August 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en January 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 African Union urged to press Gambia for proper probe into newspaper editor’s death In a letter to AU commission chairman Alpha Oumar Konare and the current AU chairman, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Reporters Without Borders called on the African Union to “publicly condemn” Hydara’s murder. The press freedom organisation also urged them to ask President Jammeh to get the Banjul police to carry out an investigation that seriously considers the hypothesis that the murder was politically motivated. News GambiaAfrica Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia to go further Organisation News Follow the news on Gambia Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom January 27, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today called on African Union heads of state and government to tackle Gambian President Yahya Jammeh about the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara during the AU summit in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on 30-31 January.In a letter to AU commission chairman Alpha Oumar Konare and the current AU chairman, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Reporters Without Borders called on the African Union to “publicly condemn” Hydara’s murder, “an event of extreme gravity for journalists all over the world and a terrifying threat coming from Gambia to all African journalists.”The press freedom organisation also urged them to ask President Jammeh to get the Banjul police to carry out an investigation that seriously considers the hypothesis that the murder was politically motivated, as all independent observers believe.”The investigation is going nowhere,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The only persons to have been detained had nothing to do with the murder. We are worried by the suspicious attitude of the police towards Hydara’s partner and the time being lost threatening foreign citizens. The police are basing their investigation on ridiculous assumptions.”Gunmen killed Hydara at the wheel of his car on the night of 16 December 2004, as he was taking two of his newspaper’s employees home. He had been Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent since 1994 and was one of Gambia’s most respected journalists. Co-founder and co-editor of The Point, a newspaper that appears three times a week, he was also the Agence France-Presse correspondent. He was one of the most outspoken critics of two laws drastically curtailing press freedom that were approved by the national assembly two days before his murder.Since his murder, the Gambian police have held two persons for questioning who had nothing to do with it. The first, arrested on 24 December, was a Banjul resident who had publicly criticised Hydara and his partner, Pap Saine, over an article about a conflict between imams in the capital. He was released five days later without being charged. The second was a Senegalese doctor who was detained by a plain-clothes policeman on 30 December as he was crossing Gambia to go from the north to the south of Senegal. A witness said he was arrested after publicly saying he thought the Jammeh government was “responsible for Deyda Hydara’s death.” He was held for six days and then released without being charged. A Banjul-based journalist of Nigerian origin, Sam Obi, has also been questioned for reasons indirectly related to the case. A presenter on the privately-owned radio station, City Limits, Obi was detained and questioned for six hours by the Serekunda district police after speaking on Radio France Internationale (RFI) about a march by journalists in Banjul on 22 December to protest against Hydara’s death. The police confiscated a recording of his interview and his passport, and then released him without bringing any charges.No serious consideration has been given to the probability that the murder was politically motivated, as Reporters Without Borders argued in its report of 6 January. On the contrary, four members of The Point’s staff, including Saine, have been questioned as witnesses in connection with a theory that the murder was contracted by a disgruntled supplier of the newspaper, supposedly a Nigerian businessman. A cleaning woman is said to have overheard Hydara having an agitated phone conversation with someone on the day of the murder.The police kept Saine an entire morning at the police station and pressed him to provide them with copies of the newspaper’s bank statements, but he refused. “I told them it was a murder investigation, not a tax audit, said Saine, who pointed out that The Point’s supplier was anyway a Gambian, not a Nigerian.In the report of its fact-finding visit, Reporters Without Borders stressed the “strong similarities in method of operation” between Hydara’s murder and a number of other unsolved cases in the past two years.Just before issuing its report, Reporters Without Borders requested a meeting with President Jammeh with the aim of presenting its conclusions and recommendation. The organisation has still not received any response. Receive email alerts Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder July 23, 2019 Find out more
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