Autumn Internationals Week Two: Five things we learnt

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Red-letter day: Wales’ Tomos Williams and Ken Owens celebrate at the final whistle (Getty Images) Add to that the disallowed try, which involved a run that gave Beauden Barrett motion sickness, and you have arguably the best performance from an English openside during this World Cup cycle and maybe the one before that.Whilst no coach will publicly be happy with a loss, losing to the All Blacks by one point is like beating another Tier One test team by five. Bundle that positivity together with a new openside and England have their heads above water again.Scotland weren’t Scotland and it was perfectMany have tried taking on Fiji in an open expansive game. It doesn’t work and often ends in tears or sackings. When you have two NBA-standard ballers playing at lock and a back-line that carry like baddies from Lord of the Rings and yet step like members of the Bolshoi ballet, throwing high-risk offloads and flighty miss-two passes is a bad idea.Just ask Peter Horne, who was forced to take a rib-exposing pass in the second half and was sent so far backwards he saw Michael J Fox in a DeLorean.Top ten: Scotland’s fly-half Finn Russell mixed up his game against Fiji (Getty Images)Thankfully, Scotland’s risks were few and far between. Finn Russell showed his true versatility and instead of dazzling us with his hands, did it with his feet. Russell executed arguably the finest tactical kicking display of the weekend, with every kick measured and executed with time to spare.It was also interesting to see Russell kicking a lot of ball along the ground, as it takes more time to gather a bouncing ball than a flighted one – making counter-attacks harder to generate.Instead of relying on the usual mix of rapid counter-attack and line breaks, Scotland looked to their set-piece for tries, especially in the first half, and forced Fiji to concede two yellow cards due to their maul defence.You could watch Fiji all dayNot every team gets to win World Cups. Not every team gets to the top four in World Rugby’s rankings. Largely due to funding and the inequality that faces many Pacific Island nations, this is where Fiji find themselves.Related: Opportunities and obstacles facing Pacific Islands rugbyBut just because Fiji don’t have a realistic chance of winning the World Cup, doesn’t mean they don’t have a vital role to play in rugby. The rugby they play is beautiful.Glide runner: Fiji centre Semi Radradra shows his skills (Getty Images)The set-piece may not be the equal of many of the Tier One nations, the squad not as deep and the yellow cards that they conceded against Scotland a problem, but no one plays rugby like them.To watch men of that size offload like they do is worth £50 of anyone’s money. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Leone Nakarawa take the ball to ground.To not enjoy watching Semi Radradra play rugby should be an offence punishable by flogging. How a 6ft 3in, 16st bloke can glide over the ground as he does is mesmerising. He could probably run across a rugby field made of blancmange and wouldn’t leave a trace. Fiji may have been heavily beaten by Scotland, but they’re amazing to watch.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Paul Williams reflects on the big movers and shakers from the second weekend of November Tests TAGS: Fiji Wales finally end Wallabies hoodooBeauty isn’t in the eye of the beholder; it is in the eye of the winner. And whilst some on social media have criticised the aesthetics of the Wales v Wallabies game, if you’re Welsh – or Warren Gatland – those negative tweets will be tricky to read through the plumes of smoke emanating from your massive hand-rolled Cuban. It’s a first win over Australia for a decade and ended a run of 13 defeats against them.Make no mistake, to keep the Wallabies try-less is rare. Even when their pack hasn’t functioned in recent seasons, their back-line always has. Counter-attack tries are a Wallaby speciality, so to make them rely entirely on goalkicking is an achievement.Tag team: Justin Tipuric and Ross Moriarty team up in defence (Getty Images)Wales had a 90% defensive completion (135 tackles from 151 attempts) and whilst everyone defended to their limit, the work of Justin Tipuric and Ross Moriarty was near flawless. Tipuric tackled with panache and an appreciation of the following jackal; Moriarty tackled like a medieval drawbridge being slammed in your face.But as bold as Wales’ defensive efforts were, it was the psychological workload that mattered most. To beat the Wallabies in the last five minutes was more than just getting a monkey off their backs – this was a troop of baboons on their shoulders flashing their red bums and screaming in their ears.Even Ireland’s off-days are goodIt may seem a bit petty to call Ireland’s 28-17 win over Argentina an off-day. Beating the current Pumas squad is not easy, particularly with their back-line firing as it is. But sometimes it is more accurate to judge the quality of a squad by their bad days, not the good ones. And currently, Ireland’s bad days are good enough to beat everyone except the All Blacks.With cross-kicks and chip-throughs regularly flying ten yards wide or long of their target, Johnny Sexton’s kicking from hand was uncharacteristically wayward. The Irish lineout was twitchy and after 80 minutes the entire team had managed just one clean break between them.Standout: Bundee Aki breaks through to score against Argentina (Getty Images)However, whilst there were undoubted negatives that the All Blacks will target next week, there were some big positives too. Bundee Aki had arguably his best game for Ireland, with every carry punching over the gain-line and an offload permanently cocked and ready.Related: Exclusive interview with Bundee AkiThe Irish scrum was straight and weighty, the ball-carrying of James Ryan will have guaranteed a start against New Zealand and Dan Leavy’s performance means that Sean O’Brien’s injury, whilst painful for him, won’t be felt by Ireland.Just like the All Blacks, even when Ireland aren’t good, they’re still good enough and that is a very positive sign.England have a seven, now they need to pick himSam Underhill is a proper seven. Against the All Blacks he was almost 007 and was by far the most destructive back-row forward on the field – a facet of the game that is hugely important when your lineout melts in the second half.Impressive: Sam Underhill on the attack for England (Getty Images)He made 24 tackles and created such a mess on the floor that the pitch could have done with a once-over, from a council-owned street-sweeper, after every breakdown.Related: Sam Underhill announces arrival on biggest stage in rugbyWhilst the number of tackles was impressive, it was the ferocity of the impact and the ability to get straight into the jackal that was game-changing. At just over 6ft tall, he is smaller than many of the opensides that England have tinkered with over the past five seasons. Those shorter levers mean than he not only gets into position quicker, but he’s hard to move when he gets there.last_img read more

Problem intersection to be addressed later this year

first_img Please enter your name here For more than a year Phyllis Olmstead, a long time Apopka resident many know as “Dr. O,” has been trying to get a bad intersection in Apopka fixed.  She doesn’t think it would cost more than $100 to solve the problem, but she cannot get anyone at the City of Apopka to address the issue.441 and 451The problem?  The turn lane stripes.Most intersections with turn lane stripes help to separate oncoming traffic making left-hand turns.  The lane stripes at the intersection of 441 and 451 in this photo are typical.  Drivers making a left turn must stay to the left of the stripes.  If they do so they end up in the proper lane after the turn.  And there is a safe distance between turning cars coming from the opposite direction.But just a mile to the east is the problem intersection.  441 and Bradshaw.  The turn lane stripes for cars making a left turn onto 441 from Bradshaw are incorrectly located.  As this photo shows, drivers who stay to the left of the turn lane stripes will end up in a head-on collision with cars waiting in the cross-traffic turn lane.   The only way to safely make a left turn from Bradshaw is to stay to the right of the turn lane stripes.Note the space between the turn lane stripes in the middle of the intersection.  If two cars are coming from opposite directions one or both must cross the turn lane stripes to avoid a head-on collision.Olmstead says she first brought this to the City’s attention of the Apopka Police Department and the Apopka Fire Department.  She then sent a detailed email with photos to the City Commissioners.  One Commissioner acknowledged receiving the email.  But nothing has happened.441 and Bradshaw“I think this is a very  dangerous situation,” said Olmstead. “I travel through that intersection everyday and know what to expect, But what about a visitor to Apopka?”The Apopka Voice tried to speak with City officals about the intersection but were told to submit our questions in writing, which we did.   Robert Sargent, Apopka’s Public Information Officer, provided the following statement via email:“The City of Apopka is scheduled to complete changes to that intersection later this year with installation of new traffic signals and mast arms. The turn lane stripes likely will be addressed at that time. In 2014, the city resurfaced more than half a mile of Bradshaw Road, widening parts of the corridor and adding turn lanes at U.S. Highway 441 and Marshall Lake Road. The city had to get approval from the Florida Department of Transportation for changes to the traffic signals and mast arms.”We showed Olmstead the City’s statement.  Her response; “I think they should spend $100 and paint over the stripes with some black tar paint now. Do it before someone gets hurt.” Previous articleWolf Lake Middle School Tops ELA GainNext articleSummer Travel With Kids Made Safe, Fun & Easy Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Yes, stripes need to be modified. There are many close calls each day here. 2 COMMENTS Bob Agee Reply center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter June 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply September 5, 2020 at 2:14 pm I had not noticed it myself, but that is because most of the time, since my husband retired, he does most of the driving, and I look at trees and scenery while he drives. He did notice it a long time ago. He said it is about as confusing as Park Avenue and 441 intersection uptown. So if you are in the left lane going straight across north on Park Avenue, at the main intersection in town at 441, and you are going straight ahead, you have to veer to the right to stay in the proper lane.. It can mess someone up, also. How do these things happen? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Could new legislation lead to a Route 66 economic revival?

first_imgBy Daniel Milowski, Ph.D. Student in History, Arizona State University. Note: This article first published on Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSRoute Previous articleEverything Coming to Netflix in JulyNext articleThe good news story of Bilal Quintyne and Belinda Whitaker Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here In his 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck dubbed Route 66 “The Mother Road.”On June 5th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to amend the National Trails System Act in order to officially designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail. Assuming the Senate takes up the legislation, Route 66 will join other federal historic trails – such as the California and Oregon Trails – recognized as migration routes historically significant to the development of the nation.But the legislation does more than simply denote official commemoration. It provides federal oversight and management through the National Park Service, which includes the establishment of distinctive marking and signage along the trail. It also awards federal funds for preservation, development, and promotion.I’ve researched how Route 66 has facilitated human migration and how this movement influenced local communities and the natural environment.Migration and tourism shaped towns along Route 66 even before the road was officially established in 1926. But the Interstate Highway System decimated many of these communities when it circumvented Route 66 in the late 1970s and early 1980s.Today, many sections of Route 66 are completely gone. Some sections are accessible only by foot and have crumbled into oblivion.With this new legislation, the historic towns that once thrived along these now-little used sections of Route 66 could experience a revival.A grassroots movement spurs national highwaysIt is difficult to imagine today, but a little over a century ago the United States lacked a national road network. Cross-country travel happened via train. Cities and towns on the rail lines had streets, of course. But most simply ended at the edge of town.In the 1880s, farmers and bicycle enthusiasts started the Good Roads Movement in order to grade and pave dirt roads and trails with gravel and water. This made carting produce to town easier and encouraged bicycle tourism from the city to the countryside.By the 1910s, touring the countryside in automobiles had become popular, and auto-tourism replaced bicycle tourism. The local roads were too shoddily made to withstand nonstop auto and truck traffic, so the Good Roads Movement – now dominated by grassroots automobile activists – lobbied legislators around the country for federal funding for concrete or bituminous paved roads. In response, Congress passed the 1921 Federal Highway Act, which dramatically expanded federal funding for highway construction and maintenance and created the first federally numbered highway system.These new federal highways, marked by numbers, were built on top of the existing local roads and touring routes. One such route ran from Chicago to Los Angeles and included parts of the former Lone Star Trail, King of Trails, Ozark Trail, and National Old Trails auto-touring routes.In 1926, highway officials gave this highway a number: 66.Towns profit off travelFor towns situated along Route 66, the ensuing increase in automobile and truck traffic created a transportation service economy. Local entrepreneurs built gas stations, repair shops, restaurants and motels to serve road-trippers, tourists and truckers.A postcard from the 1930s depicts the last stop on Route 66, Santa Monica, Calif. James R. Powell Route 66 Collection/Newberry LibraryMeanwhile, waves of mass migration also took place along Route 66. In the 1930s, Plains states farmers fled the Dust Bowl for California. During World War II, millions of Americans moved west to either serve in the military or work in wartime industries along the coast. Then, after the war, Americans flocked to the Sunbelt’s blossoming suburbs.Through it all, these communities located along Route 66 prospered, including two railroad towns in northern Arizona that I’ve focused on in my research: Seligman and Peach Springs.Both communities were born as railroad towns in the 1880s, and tourism was important to these communities from the start.Seligman, named after railroad financier Jesse Seligman, was built by a switchyard.Peach Springs, which gets its name from a water spring nearby, was built as a watering station for steam locomotives. The railroad also constructed train facilities, housing for railroad workers, a depot and a hotel at each stop.Within a few years, both towns had multiple businesses catering to travelers and railroad workers. Peach Springs attracted tourism dollars by promoting itself as the first gateway to the Grand Canyon.But in 1901, Peach Springs weathered its first economic decline when a new spur line at Williams, Arizona, diverted tourists directly to the canyon and newly constructed Grand Canyon Village.Salvation was delivered via Route 66. Like many other towns along Route 66, Seligman and Peach Springs built motels, diners and gas stations, many of which used elaborate props and neon signs to attract passersby.A postcard from the Copper Cart Restaurant in Seligman, Arizona, around 1960. Many businesses along Route 66 featured unique signage to attract travelers. The Copper Cart employed signs shaped like mine carts on the roadside, parking lot and on the chimney, which also used lots of neon and flashing light bulbs. James R. Powell Route 66 Collection/Newberry LibraryInterstate highways bring a declineThen business suddenly came to a stop.By the mid-1950s, the original federal highways were overwhelmed. Accidents and gridlock soared. In July 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a massive upgrade to the nation’s highways. Two years later, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was passed, launching the interstate highway era.The new interstate highways didn’t bypass every town along Route 66. But it did change all of them. The interstate system’s limited access design prescribed controlled entry and exit points for cars. Businesses clustered near freeway exits, and downtowns foundered.However, changes for Seligman and Peach Springs were particularly drastic. Both are located on a section of Route 66 that was completely bypassed by the interstate system. Although it’s common to think of economic decline as a gradual process, it is difficult to overstate how quickly the new interstate affected businesses along the bypassed section of Route 66.A 1930s postcard view of Route 66 traveling east through the center of Peach Springs, Arizona, on Route 66. James R. Powell Route 66 Collection/Newberry LibraryThe Seligman-Peach Springs bypass section of I-40 opened to traffic after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 22, 1978.Businesses that had been busy the day prior went hours without a customer. That night, for the first time in decades, motels in Peach Springs and Seligman sat empty.Even though both towns suffered steep economic decline after being bypassed by the interstate, one eventually ended up faring better than the other.A tale of two townsDue to the efforts of local business owners, Seligman rebranded itself around Route 66 tourism. Local residents convinced the state of Arizona to designate the portion of Route 66 through their town a historic highway, and they rebuilt their economy around Route 66 nostalgia tourism.Many other communities along the route did the same. Santa Monica, California, revitalized the historic Santa Monica Pier – the old terminus of Route 66 – into a vibrant shopping, restaurant, and amusement park. Winslow, Arizona, capitalized on both Route 66 and rock music fame to revitalize their downtown around the intersection of North Kinsley Avenue and Route 66. It was on that downtown corner where folk-rock star Jackson Browne had car trouble and found himself “standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona.”Some towns, like Winslow, Arizona – pictured here in a postcard from the 1950s – were able to capitalize on Route 66 nostalgia. James R. Powell Route 66 Collection/Newberry LibraryBut other towns, either due to fewer resources or the lack of an organized local business effort, continued to struggle. Peach Springs falls into this camp.Thirty-two active businesses operated in Peach Springs before the bypass in 1978. Only two businesses are present in the town today. Although you can still take Route 66 through Peach Springs, travelers and residents have to buy gas in Seligman. The only remaining businesses are a grocery store and a motel.This disparity in local resources is what makes the amendment to the National Trails Act so important.By permanently designating Route 66 a historic trail, local communities and regional and national organizations can now draw from federal coffers to fund historic preservation, development, and promotion.This former Standard Oil station went out of business after the construction of the I-40 bypass. Designation of Route 66 as a National Historic Trail would provide resources to restore it as a historic place. Courtesy of the Author/Daniel MilowskiAn immediate benefit will be prominent uniform trail signage along the length of Route 66 alerting tourists to the trail’s presence and providing highway directional signage on how to get to it. The trail would also be listed on the National Park Service website and other Park Service promotional materials.Finally, it would provide a stable source of funding for preservation and promotion efforts along the trail.Through this federal legislation, local communities along Route 66 – once negatively affected by earlier federal interstate legislation – will have an opportunity to rebuild, rebrand and reclaim their heritage along this historic road. The Anatomy of Fear center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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Try Savers & Rib Breakers 3

first_imgTuesday Mar 20, 2007 Try Savers & Rib Breakers 3 Another brilliant instalment of Try Savers & Rib Breakers. This edition features an old Guns & Roses classic. Look out for some brilliant big hits from this years Super 14, Six Nations and of course, some classic hits and try saving tackles from the past. Enjoy. Please note: If the video doesn’t work in your country, you can view it here Out Ta Get Me by Guns ‘N Roses ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Try Savers & Rib Breakers Related Articles 331 WEEKS AGO Try Savers and Rib Breakers 13 478 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 – Rugby World… 578 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 11 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Zebrano / Plan b arquitectos + M+Group

first_imgSave this picture!© Alejandro Arango+ 32 Share Zebrano / Plan b arquitectos + M+Group 2016 CopyApartments•Envigado, Colombia Year:  Zebrano / Plan b arquitectos + M+GroupSave this projectSaveZebrano / Plan b arquitectos + M+Group ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Apartments Manufacturers: Acquafloor, Adoquinar, Alco, Argos, Prefabricados e Innovaciones ZanzíbarEcosystem:Bosque montano, MontaneforestProject Managment:Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa, Andrés Felipe Mesa TrujilloConstructor:Ríos ConstructoresClient:Ríos ConstructoresProject Team:Juan Camilo Garcés, María Clara Osorio, Carlos Blanco, Daniel Tobón, Esteban Hincapié, Santiago MoraCity:EnvigadoCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro ArangoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. 1. Adaptability to the sunThis building settles in plan to an irregular and tight plot which imposes its perimeter shape. For a better adjustment, the program is fragmented in to two big apartments in each level, leaving in the middle a long shaped hall which allows to change the direction, turning to find the most favorable position obeying simultaneously with a strict urban regulation regarding the setbacks and visual control towards other buildings. Its shape is also the shape of the plot.Save this picture!2. ProgramIn section the building adapts to the high inclination of the plot, leaving the main access at street level, 4 inferior levels for parking, 13 above levels of apartments and a final level with a terrace, common areas, gardens and a pool. In the first nine floors there are ten and eight apartments of one level, and in the final four floors, four apartments of two floors and double height in the social area. The area of these apartments varies between 160 and 280m2, they are thought to be for big, conventional and families with children. Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoSave this picture!Duplex Floor Plan 1Save this picture!© Alejandro Arango3. Tropical surroundingsAlthough in plan the both built volumes have variations in their orientation, in reality its main façades and most extensive, face the strong sun of the morning and afternoon in a tropical environment without seasons and constant climatic conditions. To maintain the building in shade throughout the year longitudinal and continuous eaves have been proposed. They gain and lose depth according to the spaces they protect, always widening in the social areas and in the bedrooms and decreasing in service areas. Balconies and terraces are always located in the interior of the façade’s perimeter and the windows are always positioned in between eaves. Strategic openings have been considered to favor cross ventilation in the interior of the apartments.Save this picture!© Vásquez Villegas Fotografía4. Direct contact with the street.Before impermeable urbanism, this buildings tries to do the opposite: instead of closing itself completely inside a control fence, its outline is exposed to the street, it can be touched and it locates in the first level the access booth and premises for a café which can be used by both the neighbors and the community in general.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoProject gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV Designs Reusable Pavilion for Bogotá Book FairArchitecture NewsAD Classics: Bonnefantenmuseum / Aldo RossiArchitecture ClassicsProject locationAddress:Envigado, Envigado, Antioquia, ColombiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographs:  Alejandro Arango Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: M+Group, Plan b arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Colombia “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officePlan:b arquitectosOfficeFollowM+ GroupOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEnvigadoColombiaPublished on April 30, 2016Cite: “Zebrano / Plan b arquitectos + M+Group” [Zebrano / Plan:b arquitectos + M+ Group] 30 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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5 outlets for positive news

first_imgThe Happy NewspaperEmily Coxhead’s The Happy Newspaper is a platform for sharing positive news and wonderful people. The first issue launched in December 2015 and since then, has been released quarterly, featuring happy news collected over a period of three months. The newspaper is a 32-page publication organised chronologically, with news articles arranged month by month and also has an entire section dedicated to Everyday Heroes: people, groups or organisations nominated by readers to feature in the paper because they add a bit of sunshine to the world.Welcomes charity news? Yes, has a charities and campaigns page in every issue.How to contact: Send news to [email protected] and it will get through to the right place.Website: Melanie May | 3 May 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Fed up with the daily doom and gloom and looking for some good news instead – as well as somewhere to share your own? Here’s a short round up of positive news outlets, print and web, that also feature charity news. The Happy HoodThe Happy Hood is a print magazine that only features good news, and focuses on Northampton. Founded by Laura Graham and Paige Taylor, the community magazine has just celebrated its first birthday, with the fifth issue now out. It is available to buy online and from independent shops in Northampton.Welcomes charity news: A real community magazine, it’s interested in all the good stuff going on in the Northampton area including local charities and community projects. If you are based or work in Northampton, and have something coming up like a fundraising event or a good news story about how your charity has changed lives, then they want to hear from you.How to contact: Via the site,  on social media: Facebook @thehappyyouproject or Instagram @happyyouproject, or via email: [email protected]: 5 outlets for positive news  786 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Good News SharedWeb-based Good News Shared celebrates the impact and achievements of charities, non-profits, and social enterprises and says it is always on the lookout for uplifting charitable stories that will leave readers feeling inspired or even moved to tears, and is about someone or something doing a charitable act for another.Welcomes charity news? Yes.How to contact: Via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Advertisement Tagged with: media newspaper Positive NewsPublished by Seán Dagan Wood and edited by Lucy Purdy, Positive News is a cooperative with any surplus made reinvested in its journalism. Published four times a year in January, April, July and October, the current affairs magazine covers stories of environmental and social progress through independent reporting. Welcomes charity news? Yes – covers a lot of stories related to charities, social enterprises and the third sector so welcomes press releases and news information.How to contact: Send to [email protected]: The RooftopAlso web-based, The Rooftop launched in 2018 to help charities and campaigners share their positive stories with the public. The Rooftop features daily positive news on the site and via social channels and is funded by social enterprise Campaign Collective.Welcomes charity news: Yes – welcomes all ‘news worth shouting about’ but it must have a quality picture with it.How to contact: Submit via the site or contact [email protected]:  785 total views,  5 views todaylast_img read more

£37.5m available to help older people stay healthy & active

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis50 Tagged with: Funding grants health  261 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis50 A two-stage competition to encourage the development of products, services and business models to support people as they age, and their adoption at scale, has been announced.The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Healthy Ageing Trailblazers competition is open to businesses and public sector led collaborations, including charities and social enterprises, with stage one opening on 23 September.Stage one will see Innovate UK distribute up to £1.5 million in grants of up to £100,000 to conduct research and develop a business plan. Up to £36 million could be available in stage two phase to support the development of the best ideas in a series of large projects. Up to £6m could be available for individual projects. The competition will fund projects across seven themes of the Healthy Ageing Challenge Framework drawn up by the Centre for Ageing Better:sustaining physical activitymaintaining health at workdesigning for age-friendly homesmanaging common complaints of ageingliving well with cognitive impairmentsupporting social connectionscreating healthy and active placesThere is a focus on the first three themes and on exploiting benefits across all the themes. Projects that address healthy ageing challenges outside the themes will also be considered.The deadline for applications is at midday on 27 November.  260 total views,  2 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via £37.5m available to help older people stay healthy & active Melanie May | 16 September 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Are Douala’s judges colluding with local big shots to silence journalists?

first_img May 19, 2021 Find out more Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Cameroon Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by journalist and cartoonist Charles Fils Elangue’s detention for the past six days in the business capital of Douala pending payment of a fine, damages and legal costs in a defamation case heard before a court in the Douala district of Ndokoti. The court ordered Elangue’s detention on 7 June after ruling that he must pay 2 million CFA francs (3,000 euros) in damages, a fine of 500,000 CFA francs (760 euros) and court costs of 156,000 CFA francs (240 euros) in a lawsuit brought by the wife of the musician Njohreur. “A disturbing trend can be seen in the way media cases are handled in Douala,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Plaintiffs, often influential local figures with an increasing readiness to sue, seem to be benefitting from the complicity of judges, who rule in their favour even when there is no evidence against the defendant.”“This local microcosm seems bent on deterring journalists from doing their job to report the news and investigate corruption. We condemn the Ndokoti court’s regrettable decision and call for Elangue’s immediate release. After a brief respite, the jailing of journalists in defamation cases seems to have resumed in Cameroon.”Elangue, who works for various media including ABK television, was found guilty of defamation and “spreading false news through the press” in a 2012 article for the Kawali website. As soon as the court issued the detention order, he was taken to Douala’s New-Bell prison.A drawn-out defamation case ended on 25 March with Jean-Marie Tchatchouang, the publisher of the monthly Paroles, being sentenced to two months in prison and a fine of 500,000 CFA francs (760 euros). The judge also ordered him to pay 2.5 million CFA francs (3,800 euros) in damages and to suspend publishing. His monthly has nonetheless continued to appear. He was found guilty of libelling Jean Ernest Ngallè Bibéhé, the CEO of the urban transport company Socatur, in a series of articles in November and December 2010 about alleged corruption within the company. Tchatchouang was released on 24 May after completing the jail sentence and a court was due to begin hearing his appeal today.Tchatchouang already received a six-month suspended prison sentence in 2011 in connection with the same libel action. So the courts have convicted him twice on the same charge, albeit for a different article.More information about media freedom in Cameroon- Press releases- Country file CameroonAfrica News Receive email alerts Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Organisation center_img News RSF_en April 23, 2021 Find out more Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Help by sharing this information CameroonAfrica News June 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Are Douala’s judges colluding with local big shots to silence journalists? to go furtherlast_img read more

Pasadena City College Earns Two Statewide Tech Awards

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Information technology administrators at Pasadena City College are being recognized with two awards for their outstanding achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic, a statewide trade group announced this week.The Chief Information Systems Officers Association of the California Community Colleges (CISOA) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office named PCC the recipient of the “Technology Focus Team Award” for the college’s system that provides apps to students studying at home.Known as AWS AppStream, PCC’s virtual learning environment allows students to download key applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Maya, and AutoCAD, on an as-needed basis. The system enables students to continue their learning without requiring the use of high-end computer systems or paying additional fees.The system is a crucial part of the college’s ongoing remote educational operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.In a separate announcement, CISOA also recognized PCC with the Technology Planning Team Award for work on the college’s Technology Master Plan. This strategic planning document prioritizes college investments in technology over the next five years.“The coronavirus pandemic turned our world upside down, but our Information Technology Services team did fantastic work keeping our college open,” said Erika Endrijonas, PCC’s superintendent/president. “The team moved quickly to get equipment to students and faculty, develop solutions to keep information moving, and maintain an exceptional quality of service throughout this entire period. The CISOA awards today are just the cherry on top of an amazing year of achievements.”“It’s never been clearer that technology is a vital part of any educational experience,” said PCC Trustee Linda Wah (San Marino, South Pasadena). “Our college has to continue innovating and iterating to make sure students have every support they need to succeed. I’ve been so pleased with the collegewide effort, led by Information Technology Services, that is giving us a strategic plan to drive us forward.”PCC’s Information Technology Services department is led by Associate Vice President and Chief Information Office Candace Jones, who joined the college more than two years ago. Prior to overseeing a team of 32 in Pasadena, Ms. Jones worked for the University of California Office of the President and Pepperdine University.CISOA brings together information technology administrators from all 74 California Community College districts to share best practices, tackle common issues, and provide professional development to college leaders across the state.The awards will be formally presented to the college in a ceremony at the CISOA Virtual Technology Summit, Feb. 8 – 11, 2021. More information is available online.Since 1924, Pasadena City College has provided the San Gabriel Valley with a diverse, equity-driven learning community that inspires student success. Our academic programs encompass a variety of degrees, transfer programs, certificates of achievement, and occupational skills certificates that challenge students and support progress toward their goals. Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC is consistently one of California¹s top schools for transfers to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, APU, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more. Community News Education Pasadena City College Earns Two Statewide Tech Awards College honored for strategic planning and adaptation to COVID-19 pandemic Courtesy of PCC Published on Friday, January 29, 2021 | 1:27 pm Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Litter survey criticises Letterkenny and Buncrana

first_img Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Litter survey criticises Letterkenny and Buncrana By News Highland – January 4, 2010 Facebook News Pinterestcenter_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleFurther burst pipes increase pressure on water supplyNext articleMan interviewed about Carndonagh hit and run News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Both Letterkenny and Buncrana failed to achieve litter free status in the 2009 litter survey of 60 towns and cities by Irish Business Against Litter, with Letterkenny, which was previously designated Litter Free is now described as Seriously Littered, and classified 56th out of 60 cities and towns. Buncrana is described as moderately littered, sitting in 41st place on the league table.In the reports carried out by An Taisce, the two sites described as very poor in Letterkenny were the area around the St. Colmcille Hostel and the area around Fortwell Place. The report says the majority of the sites which had moderate levels of litter don’t need much effort to become top ranking sites.”An Taisce noted a slight improvement for Buncrana, with praise for the approach roads, the area aroundf Scoil Mhuire and the Festival Park area. However, the report says the area which really let down Buncrana’s overall performance was Seaview Car Park, which An Taisce describe as a litter blackspot.In an initial reaction to the findings, Letterkenny Tidy Towns Chairman Jim Mc Cormack says while the Foprtwell area is a problem, that is not enough to merit a seriously littered ranking. Google+ Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more