City Life / Atelier Du Pont

first_img “COPY” Architects: Atelier du Pont Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Massy, France France City Life / Atelier Du PontSave this projectSaveCity Life / Atelier Du Pont photographs:  Frédéric Delangle, Takuji ShimmuraPhotographs:  Frédéric Delangle, Takuji ShimmuraDeveloper:SemmassyProject Managers:François GiannesiniClient:DreamPorgram:Student residence, tourist accommodation and shopsCity:MassyCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takuji ShimmuraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The European Union Square is the active center and heart of the western sector of Massy. The space is very urban, dense, and lively; life revolves around a large public space.Save this picture!© Frédéric DelangleSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Frédéric DelangleThe project exploits its particular situation and creates a link between the two different landscapes: the city and the railway tracks. It consists of two buildings, so two programs, accessed through a common garden: a hotel and a student residence sit atop a continuous base of shops. The arrangement of the buildings is thought to open the garden on the square and create a visual breakthrough suggesting the railway landscape in the distance. On the side facing the city, the building façade is very solid and continuous. On the railway side, it leaves room for unobstructed views of the emptiness of the railways and shows a more contemporary face of the city.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe facades facing the street are made solely and simply of glass. Out of public limit, with colored metal siding, they ” undulate” and create various perspectives with tones that produce a vibration and enhance the garden. They create a warm environment and they enliven the square as well as the side that faces the railway tracks. Save this picture!© Frédéric DelangleProject gallerySee allShow lessStudio Libeskind, Mecanoo and Haptic Appointed to Van Alen Institute’s International…Architecture NewsDuplex in Tel Aviv / Toledano +ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Place de l’Union Européenne, 91300 Massy, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780489/city-life-atelier-du-pont Clipboard “COPY”center_img CopyAbout this officeAtelier du PontOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingMassyFrancePublished on January 19, 2016Cite: “City Life / Atelier Du Pont” 19 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?城市生活广场 / Atelier Du Pont是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream City Life / Atelier Du Pont Area:  7350 m² Area:  7350 m² Photographs Housing Save this picture!© Frédéric Delangle+ 12 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780489/city-life-atelier-du-pont Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

520 West 28th / Zaha Hadid Architects

first_img United States 520 West 28th / Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSave this projectSave520 West 28th / Zaha Hadid Architects Manufacturers: Kaldewei, Studco, Carey Glass Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description 520 West 28th / Zaha Hadid Architects 2018 Area:  5500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Photographs “COPY” CopyApartments•New York, United States CopyAbout this officeZaha Hadid ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNew YorkJersey CityUnited StatesPublished on March 30, 2018Cite: “520 West 28th / Zaha Hadid Architects” 30 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?纽约公寓 520 West 28th / 扎哈·哈迪德建筑事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891620/520-west-28th-zaha-hadid-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projects Photographs:  Hufton+Crow, Scott Francis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891620/520-west-28th-zaha-hadid-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Hufton+Crow+ 45Curated by María Francisca González Share Products used in this ProjectDoorsStudcoFlush Finish Door Jamb – EzyJambNyc Construction Team Site Architects:Ed Gaskin, Filipe Pereira, Stella Dourtme.Nyc Construction Team Director:Tiago CorreiaCompetition Team Project Director:Cristiano CeccatoCompetition Team Project Architect:Johannes SchafelnerCompetition Team Project Designer:Jakub KlaskaCompetition Team Project Team:Elisabeth Bishop, Sharan Sundar, Saman Saffarian, Natacha Viveiros, Niran Buyukkoz, Yung Zhang, Spyridon Kaprinis, Kevin Sheppard, Manpreet SinghProject Director:Johannes SchafelnerProject Architects:Johannes Schafelner, Alberto BarbaPackage Leads:Natacha Viveiros, Michael Sims, Amenities, Stella Dourtme, Aurora SantanaProject Team:Sharan Sundar, John-Alan Gallerie, Seungho Yeo, Henning Hansen, Claudia Dorner, Jakub Klaska, Afsoon Eshaghi, Mattia Gambardella, Moa Carlson, Sara Sheikh Akbari, Niran Buyukkoz, Marius Cernica, Igor Pantic, Jamie Mann, Matthew Carapiet, Sergey Krupin, Nicola Berkowski, Peter Logan, Sebastian Lundberg, Miguel Diaz-MoralesCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hufton+CrowText description provided by the architects. There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations. 520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThe split levels of the design define varied living spaces and echoes the multiple layers of civic space on 28th Street and the High Line.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThese split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of 520 West 28th’s hand-crafted steel façade which carries the spirit of Chelsea’s industrial past; its detailed workmanship continues the venerable tradition within New York’s historic architecture of enhancing the public realm.Save this picture!Façade Articulation StudySave this picture!© Hufton+CrowSave this picture!Formal Composition StudyDesigned and constructed with a practiced understanding of material qualities and manufacturing techniques, the façade conveys the attention to detail evident throughout 520 West 28th—brushed and tinted by hand to resonate with the adjacent structures of the High Line and its neighbourhood.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThe 11-storey 520 West 28th houses 39 residences with 11-foot coffered ceilings, tailored interiors that incorporate Boffi kitchens by Zaha Hadid Design, and integrated technologies including automated valet parking and storage.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowWith multiple cores to give most residences private elevator lobbies, the amenities of 520 West 28th include the wellness level with spa and 25-yard sky-lit lap pool, sculpture garden, and entertainment suite with IMAX theatre.Save this picture!© Scott FrancisSave this picture!Fourth + Fifth Floor planSave this picture!© Scott FrancisWithin an established community of over 350 art galleries that has seen the High Line’s transformation from abandoned freight rail line to public park, 520 West 28th embodies a commitment to uphold the distinctive character of its neighbourhood; creating a building with its own architectural presence, yet very much of its surroundings.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowProject gallerySee allShow lessMa Yansong: “Some People May Say My Work Is Futuristic, But I See It as Traditional”InterviewsOn the Other Side of the Wall of Shame in Lima, PeruArticlesProject locationAddress:520 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. 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Charity surpluses dropped by 60% in two years of recession

first_imgCharity surpluses dropped by 60% in two years of recession Howard Lake | 25 May 2011 | News The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) reports that charities’ surpluses dropped by 60% between 2007 and 2009 during the recession, demonstrating that many charities are now operating “on a financial knife-edge with little room to breathe”.Analysis of charities’ annual returns on CAF’s recently launched website, Charity Trends, shows that registered charities in England and Wales had on average £24,507 of surplus in 2007, compared to £10,240 in 2009, which is the last year with complete data. Overall these charities’ total surplus dropped from £3.59 billion in 2007 to £1.45 billion in 2009. Adjusted for inflation, this total is even less than that recorded for 2002.CAF defines surplus as total income minus total expenditure.Colin Walton, Head of Charities at the Charities Aid Foundation said: “Our analysis shows just how difficult the last few years have been for charities financially.“The fall in surpluses makes things extremely difficult for charities as it means less to invest in their organisation and staff, less opportunities to expand their services and less to put aside into reserves. Charities have always had to work efficiently, but the situation over the last two to three years has meant more and more charities are working on a financial knife-edge.”www.charitytrends.org/InsightFull.aspx Tagged with: Finance recession AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Brooke appoints GOOD Agency on fundraising strategy

first_imgBrooke appoints GOOD Agency on fundraising strategy  202 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 International animal welfare organisation Brooke has appointed GOOD Agency as its fundraising partner.Coinciding with the launch of Brooke’s new brand, GOOD Agency will start on the charity’s five-year fundraising strategy. This will include optimising Brooke’s fundraising and recruiting new audiences through individual giving and other engagement strategies, as well as developing their short and long-term income.GOOD Agency won the business in a competitive pitch at the beginning of 2016 and began working on the project immediately.Caroline Corr, head of individual giving at Brooke said:“We conducted a rigorous selection process, choosing GOOD as our strategic partner because they identified our challenges and opportunities. GOOD also got the potential of our new brand and how it can help us achieve our ambition.”  201 total views,  3 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 13 June 2016 | News Tagged with: recruitment The Good Agency AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

NPPC: Federal Judge Ruling Disastrous for Small U.S. Hog Farmers

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 26, 2021 NPPC: Federal Judge Ruling Disastrous for Small U.S. Hog Farmers Home Indiana Agriculture News NPPC: Federal Judge Ruling Disastrous for Small U.S. Hog Farmers Previous articleINFB Forms Indiana Broadband Strategic PartnershipNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Selects 2021 Student Scholarship Winners Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Left unchallenged, a recent federal district court ruling will result in a 2.5 percent loss in pork packing plant capacity nationwide, and more than $80 million in reduced income for small U.S. hog farmers, according to an analysis by Dr. Dermot Hayes, an economist with Iowa State University.The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to intervene before the ruling takes effect at the end of next month. The ruling will dramatically reduce hog farmer market power-particularly smaller producers located near impacted plants-and undermine pork industry competition.The federal court’s decision struck down a provision of USDA’s New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) allowing for faster harvest facility line speeds. NSIS, initiated during the Clinton administration and evaluated at five pilot plants over 20 years, was approved for industry-wide adoption in 2019. NSIS modernized an inspection system that had remained unchanged for more than 50 years.The court’s ruling will have the opposite effect sought by those seeking to expand the number of meat packing plant facilities. Lawmakers have recently called for increasing the number of pork processing facilities nationwide by bringing smaller state plants up to federal inspection standards. These facilities represent less than one percent of total harvest capacity.“The U.S. pork production system, the most advanced in the world, is characterized by robust competition, innovation and efficiency. With the stroke of a judge’s pen, the lives of many hog farmers will be upended if this misguided ruling takes effect,” said NPPC President Jen Sorenson, communications director for Iowa Select Farms in West Des Moines, Iowa. “The lost revenue projected by Dr. Hayes is not theoretical; it is based on breeding decisions made several month ago and pigs already in the production cycle that will go to market in a few months.”According to Dr. Hayes, while the court decision will affect all hog farmers, small hog farmers will disproportionately bear the brunt, especially those near affected processing plants. Michigan pork producer Ed Reed sends 80 percent of his hogs to an affected plant 15 miles away from his farm. “I’m a small farm and we’re trying to capture as much value as we can,” he said. “If we were to slow the plant down…we’re going to have capacity issues,” he said, with the next closest processing plant two-and-a-half hours away. Those added transportation costs may be too much for producers to bear, he noted.“As a small producer, small changes in packer capacities impact us,” said Minnesota hog farmer Dani Stonestrom. “If we can’t pay our people because the funds aren’t coming in, we have to let them go. In a small community, where we’re a large employer, removing the jobs from our community is detrimental to these families and the vitality of the community as a whole,” she added.NPPC is urging USDA to appeal the ruling, seek a stay while the appeal is considered and request the agency pursue a new, fast-tracked rulemaking that better reflects the modern processing plant technologies and practices and allows for higher line speeds.To learn more about this issue and hear more hog farmers describe the impact the court ruling would have on their operation, visit https://nppc.org/issues/issue/preserve-u-s-pork-industry-competition/.Source: National Pork Producers Council news releaselast_img read more

Authorities free journalist who criticised religious extremism

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders has noted the release on 18 April of Rabah Al-Quwai, who writes for the Saudi daily newspapers Okaz and Chams and the Arabic-language websites Dar el-Nadwa and Gasad al-Thaqafa. He was arrested on 2 April for criticising religious extremism in Saudi Arabia on the Internet.————————————————————————–13.04.2006 Saudi journalist arrested for criticising religious extremism in his countryReporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of Rabah Al-Quwai, who writes for the Saudi daily newspapers Okaz and Chams and the Arabic-language websites Dar el-Nadwa and Gasad al-Thaqafa. He has been held at a police station in the northern city of Hail since 2 April, apparently for criticising religious extremism in Saudi Arabia.“The arrest of a journalist for expressing his views on the Internet is simply unacceptable,” the press freedom organisation said. “We also deplore the lack of transparency in this case. No one knows what he has been charged with. He has not been allowed to receive a visit from a lawyer or his family although he has been held for more than a week.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We appeal to King Abdullah to intervene and have this journalist released. The time has come for him to show that he is sincere in his pledges to carry out reforms in the kingdom.”Reached by a family member at the time of his arrest, Al-Quwai said the police were “investigating the beliefs he had expressed in his writing.” The Saudi authorities have confirmed his arrest and have said he will be tried. But they have not said what the charges are.Al-Quwai received death threats last November over website articles that were considered too liberal. He wrote that Islam was interpreted in too strict a fashion in Saudi Arabia and that this had contributed to Al-Qaeda’s popularity there. Someone smashed the windscreen of his car, leaving a note saying: “Next time it will be you.” The police never investigated this incident. April 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities free journalist who criticised religious extremism Help by sharing this information News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance March 9, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News RSF_en Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS News Follow the news on Saudi Arabia June 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Mazen Darwish arrested

first_img Help by sharing this information March 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mazen Darwish arrested Mazen Darwish, the head of the Syrian Center for Media and Free Expression, was arrested while attending a peaceful sit-in outside the interior ministry in Damascus as an observer. RSF_en center_img News Organisation last_img

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) Announces Extended hours at its New State-of-the-art Optometry Clinic in Pasadena

first_imgCommunity News Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) Announces Extended hours at its New State-of-the-art Optometry Clinic in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 12:11 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Today, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) announces extended hours at its new state-of-the-art optometry clinic located in Pasadena. ChapCare’s optometry clinic provides comprehensive eye exams and a large selection of affordable eye glasses.The tidal wave of patients’ already taking advantage of ChapCare’s optometry services, for children and adults, has been overwhelming. In keeping with its guiding principles, ChapCare serves as the community safety net, by providing comprehensive primary healthcare services to low income and uninsured individuals and families. On July 6, 2015, ChapCare’s state-of-the-art optometry clinic will be open Monday – Friday, from 8:00am – 5:00pm, allowing families more flexibility in addressing their eye care needs.“Previously low- or no-cost optometry services have been very difficult to come by in the City of Pasadena,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s Chief Executive Officer. “As the only community health center in the Pasadena area we are happy to be able to expand access to this service for the residents of the City and its surrounding communities.”ChapCare’s new optometry clinic is located at 2055 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Chapcare provides low-or no-cost optometry services (Medi-Cal and Medicare). If you do not have insurance or have a plan we do not accept, eye exams and glasses are available at a low cost.For more information on ChapCare’s optometry services, please call (800) 775-9322 or visit www.chapcare.org.About ChapCareCommunity Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) was founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and health care agencies to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents in Pasadena. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Today, ChapCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides health care services to countless under-insured and uninsured residents of the San Gabriel Valley. ChapCare operates 4 health centers in Pasadena, and 2 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte. ChapCare provides over 58,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 14,600 patients. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Let it Bee – wild flower meadows to be created around…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LIMERICK City and County Council is to develop its programme of wild flower meadows around the city as part of our commitment to climate action and to celebrate Limerick’s year as a European Green Leaf City.Grass and wild flowers will be allowed to grow in these areas until Autumn to provide food for wild bees. In September, these areas will be cut down and the cuttings removed. This will reduce the nutrient levels in the soil thus encouraging wildflowers to naturally colonise the areas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The areas which will be left uncut are:·         Childers Road from the Parkway Roundabout to the Roxboro Roundabout·         The Old Cork Road opposite Georgian Village·         Condell Road from Shannon Bridge to the Coonagh Roundabout·         The Dock Road Roundabout to the Quin’s Cross Roundabout·         The central reserve from the Coonagh to Clondrinagh roundaboutsSince 2018 grass cutting has been delayed in a number of areas to allow the dandelions to flower and provide an important early food source for pollinators. This initiative was hugely popular with the public and received an overwhelmingly positive response.In addition wild flower meadows were developed at Corbally Meadows, Childers Road and College Park. A subsequent study of the species diversity in these areas by botanist Dr. Tom Harrington concluded that all were found to have a range of plants of value to pollinators, in particular at Corbally Meadows.This year the council is taking things a step further and in a number of pilot road verges, grass will be left uncut until Autumn to allow the areas to develop into meadows.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “I’m delighted that the council is expanding this programme. We all need to take care of the environment and it’s been proven that pollinators are an essential element of our ecosystem, and they need to be protected.”Limerick City and County Council is an official partner to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, which is leading the way in ‘pollinator protection’.This means the council agrees to support the ethos of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan; to consider the plan in their policies, plans, and management decisions where possible; to carry out one pollinator-friendly action in the first year of signing up, and plan to carry out at least three more within the following five years.Anne Goggin, Senior Executive Engineer with Limerick City and County Council said: “We are leaving areas untouched until this autumn because one of the simplest things you can do to help pollinators is do nothing! Stop cutting grass and using pesticides and herbicides. In fact, just “Let it Bee” and embrace the wild side! And watch out for the signs”Signs explaining what is happening will be erected in all areas where the meadows are growing.Let us know what think using #LetItBee on Twitter #beefriendlylimerick #LetItBee #EGLALimerick2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedLet It BeelimerickLimerick Post Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleWATCH: JP McManus celebrates birthday with Champion Hurdle winNext articleCalling Chefs – enter the Limerick Chowder Cook Off now Meghann Scully Email Print Linkedincenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsLet it Bee – wild flower meadows to be created around Limerick CityBy Meghann Scully – March 10, 2020 199 Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Former county judge named TAC Executive Director

first_img Facebook Former Ector County Judge Susan Redford Former Ector County Judge Susan Redford was selected this week to become the new Executive Director of the Texas Association of Counties beginning Jan. 1, 2019.Redford served as County Judge of Ector County before stepping down in October 2015 to serve as Judicial Program Manager for TAC, and was replaced by current County Judge Ron Eckert.“I am excited for this opportunity,” Redford said. “I believe becoming the next executive director for TAC gives me the ability to take what I learned during my time in Ector County and share that on a statewide level.”Her primary goal upon assuming the position, Redford said, will be to continue the services TAC delivers to Texas Counties and county officials, and to also work with counties to find ways to improve internal processes and help them deal with day-to-day struggles they face.Redford served as Ector County Judge for six years, and prior taking office in 2007, served Ector County as an assistant district attorney and an assistant county attorney.Gene Terry is the current executive director of TAC, and will be retiring at the end of the year to be replaced by Redford. Terry said Redford is ideally suited for the job.“She has the experience and skill TAC needs and is a born leader,” Terry said in a prepared statement. “I expect her to provide an extraordinary future for the Association.” Twitter Pinterest Former county judge named TAC Executive Director Previous articleOHS teacher finds her callingNext articleMedicine drop box fights opioid, prescription abuse admin Facebook Local NewsGovernment Twitter Pinterest By admin – May 31, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more