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The Laken House / makeAscene

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first_imgThe Laken House / makeAsceneSave this projectSaveThe Laken House / makeAscene ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957870/the-laken-house-makeascene Clipboard Lead Architect: Photographs:  DOF Sky|Ground Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Architects: makeAscene Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily The Laken House / makeAscene Area:  1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, SKK Kaken, Schueco, Stone Surfaces Thailand, Sumiplex, Trimble Navigation ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957870/the-laken-house-makeascene Clipboard Pitchaya Ratpiyasoontorn “COPY” CopyHouses•Ban Mai, Thailand Thailand Design Team:Theerayuth Wuthiwongthanakit, Chitsanupong Runglertnirund, Pongsathorn LiammukdaInterior Designers:Methiga Tangkaewfa, Hathaichanok Siriudomdejkul, Kantida ThipkankulLandscape:P LandscapeInterior Designer:makeAsceneCity:Ban MaiCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© DOF Sky|GroundRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Mallorca Congress Centre – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamCorporate ApplicationsFastmount®Panel Fastener for Drywall at ASB Bank in AucklandWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Sits by a lagoon but in the suburb of Bangkok, this week-end getaway house features a laid-back ambience where the dwellers could be unwinded in its serene settings, away from the busy urban routines. Isolated yet within reach from CBD. The overall layout was mainly organized around this dual aspect quality. The arrival front facing the entry road and the opposite reflecting the water surface in. The 2 main axis of the massing are also perfectly aligned the perfect view angle for any living corners in the residence and the other to the entrance from the main road. This creates interesting twist and interlocking massing articulation.Save this picture!© DOF Sky|GroundSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© DOF Sky|GroundSpace organization are also separated in to 2 main uses, the entertaining ‘public’ wing and the ‘private’ living quarter. Which then expresses in the massing configuration.Save this picture!© DOF Sky|GroundUpon arrival, the visitor shall be greeted with a glimpse of the lake which was carefully framed by the space between 2 building masses. Guests are then invited to the guests’ wing while the residents go through another. This split circulation creates independency for these two zones and gives the inhabitants an absolute privacy. Landscape design also enhancing the in-between space in this planning. A water feature was designed to suggest a division between public & private functions, as well as to imply an echo to the lake far beyond.Save this picture!© DOF Sky|GroundSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© DOF Sky|GroundOn the basin edge, the rooms were placed along to maximize the exposure to the vista and natural ventilation. The large opening allows seamless in and out interconnection to let the resident fully immersed in natural surroundings.Save this picture!© DOF Sky|GroundProject gallerySee allShow lessHut / Takayuki Kuzushima and AssociatesSelected ProjectsNK Home / Kiên Trúc NDTSelected Projects Share 2020 Save this picture!© DOF Sky|Ground+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses CopyAbout this officemakeAsceneOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBan MaiThailandPublished on March 04, 2021Cite: “The Laken House / makeAscene” 03 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Recession-proof charity income

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first_img Howard Lake | 19 February 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Affinity environment Giving/Philanthropy recession Trading Mobile phone recycling is apparently under threat as a result of the recession, but cartridge recycling could make up the difference, argues Emma Corry, from the Each One Counts campaign.Already some charities report diving income from mobiles recycling as hard-pressed UK citizens are being encouraged to trade their old mobile for cash by heavy TV and prominent media advertising.The main items charity schemes collect to raise money are mobile phones and inkjet printer cartridges. While mobile phones have a higher value, at around £3 each, they are usually changed only once every 18 months, perhaps raising £2 to £3 on average per year. Now fewer mobiles may be donated to charities. On the other hand charities get a steady income stream by collecting higher-usage cartridges. Typically users will have 3 or 4 empty cartridges a year, worth £3 to £4. The Each One Counts online recycling scheme makes it simple for charities of any size to ask their supporters to recycle both cartridges and mobiles in one easy-to-use system.Mobile phone recycling may be further depressed this year as fewer people will probably buy a new phone so fewer will be available for recycling (Nokia reportedly predicts 10% fall in mobile phone sales in 2009). Fortunately, the cartridge market is forecast to remain buoyant according to Environmental Business Products, the company that runs Each One Counts.“Market leading Pan-European retail and mail order partners are predicting substantial growth in sales of their private label remanufactured inkjet cartridges supplied by EBP, despite the challenging outlook”, comments Aleem Hosein, EBP’s Managing Director. Printing is a daily essential for many people, so inkjet use will remain high. Demand for remanufactured cartridges (the end product of cartridge recycling) could increase in 2009 because they save money over printer-manufacturer brands. This trend is in line with the outlook for most retailer-branded consumer goods.So cartridge recycling could offer a more recession-proof way for charities to add extra income. It is free both to charities and their supporters, and recycling helps the environment at the same time. This is the perfect time for charities to join Each One Counts. To find out how, contact Emma Corry on 0800 435576, or email emma.corry@eachonecounts.co.uk. Recession-proof charity income About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New Aviva Community Fund campaign by bigdog focuses on difference support makes to local communities

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first_img 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.  230 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 27 October 2017 | News The Aviva Community Fund has launched a new campaign to encourage local community groups to apply for support, created by full-service, integrated advertising and marketing agency, bigdog.The Aviva Community Fund campaign seeks to inspire local community groups to submit applications for support, and funding of between £1k and £25k, for causes and projects that make a real difference in their communities.With online applications open to a public vote, Aviva tasked bigdog to come up with a creative execution that would encourage a wide variety of causes to enter, even if their needs are small. Through a number of short films, bigdog has shown how really small things can have a really big impact, with each one focusing on previous winner’s stories to illustrate how ordinary objects, like gardening or football equipment, can have massive implications for communities.bigdog is the lead creative agency for the fund for the third year in a row, and worked with production company SubMotion Productions to create the films. Zenith led on media, with social distribution of the assets focusing mainly on Facebook, while MKTG has organised a series of outdoor events. Aviva is working directly with a number of outreach partners, from sponsors to influencers, to support the activity.Emma Osborne, Senior Account Manager at bigdog, said:“While previous years have focused on conveying the higher funding levels that are available, this year was all about the causes themselves, and the work they’re doing to make a difference in their communities. Working closely with previous winners to delve into their stories was a brilliant experience, and really added authenticity to the campaign.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Advertisement New Aviva Community Fund campaign by bigdog focuses on difference support makes to local communities  229 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding grants medialast_img read more

Power to Change releases £4.5 million for community-led housing

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first_img  296 total views,  2 views today  297 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Power to Change releases £4.5 million for community-led housing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 22 February 2019 | News Independent trust Power to Change is investing a further £4.5m in community-led housing through two new funds.Power to Change is launching Homes in Community Hands, a £4.2m fund to support capacity building and pre-development costs for community led schemes. It is also providing grants to the Community Land Trust (CLT) Fund, to support a blended funding programme with CAF Venturesome.The Homes in Community Hands programme, administered by Community Led Homes, will award grants averaging £50,000 to community led housing groups, including community land trusts, co-housing groups, and housing co-operatives.Grants will cover the costs for new build and refurbishment projects of:Site stage feasibility work to assess the viability of a site or buildings for developmentPlan stage pre-development work leading to submitting a planning application (if required)Post planning costs for work to get a project ready to start on siteThe Community Land Trust Fund provides pre-planning and development finance to community land trusts in the form of unsecured loans from CAF Venturesome, ranging from £25,000 up to £70,000 at pre-planning stage.  Power to Change is providing grants – up to 50% of the loan value – to sit alongside these pre-development loans to help CLTs buy in additional capacity and professional support, and in some cases to refinance existing loans to help to kickstart stalled projects.Rose Seagrief, Programme Manager in charge of housing at Power to Change said:“We are delighted to be launching these funds to support the increasing number of community groups who want to create better places to live now and in the future by delivering permanently affordable homes. Nationally, 5,500 community led homes are expected to be built over the next five years but groups need help with the costs in the early stages of these projects to get these essential schemes off the ground.” Advertisement Samantha Jones, Head of Community Led Homes, said:“Power to Change has supported the community led housing movement for many years now. Their commitment to investing in entrepreneurial communities and their truly innovative community led housing projects is fantastic, and will help the movement to achieve its mission of becoming a mainstream housing option.” Tagged with: Funding trusts and foundations 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.last_img read more

Venezuelan military foils attempted invasion by mercenaries from Colombia

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first_imgAuthorities patrol the coast where an alleged confrontation took place in Macuto, La Guaira, Venezuela, on 3 May. Photograph: Rayner Pena/EPAWorkers World Party strongly condemns the attempted invasion of the sovereign country of Venezuela and planned attacks on its leaders by mercenary forces from Colombia in league with the U.S. government.  WWP expresses our solidarity with the Venezuelan people and their government, headed by President Nicolás Maduro.The Venezuelan government foiled an attempt on May 3 by mercenaries to enter Venezuela on speed boats from Colombia and to commit terrorist attacks within the country.  The group from Colombia arrived on a beach in La Guaira, a port city approximately 20 miles from Caracas, early Sunday morning.Due to Venezuela’s intelligence efforts, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the Special Actions Forces of the Bolivarian National Police were able to intercept the boats, killing eight mercenaries and detaining two of them, reported the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York. Some of the mercenaries fled. Among the dead is Captain Robert Colina who used the alias “Pantera.”As reported by Telesur on May 3, among items Venezuelan authorities seized from the mercenaries were 10 rifles, two machine guns, one glock, six trucks, one boat with two outboard motors, cartridges, satellite phones, uniforms and helmets marked with the U.S. flag.Venezuela’s Minister for People’s Power, Justice and Peace Nestor Reverol said, “They tried to carry out an invasion by sea, a group of terrorist mercenaries from Colombia, in order to commit terrorist acts in the country, murdering leaders of the revolutionary government.”President of the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello said the terrorist attempt is still under investigation with the help of the Bolivarian Navy. He stressed that the attack was a coup attempt funded by the United States, its Drug Enforcement Administration and the government of Colombian President Ivan Duque. Cabello stated that among the terrorists arrested was a U.S. DEA agent.In a statement issued by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, Venezuelan Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino said:  “We maintain the search for any terrorist element or cell that wants to disrupt national sovereignty and independence, be it by air, sea or land.  We are determined to defend Venezuela, and we declare ourselves in permanent rebellion against imperialism and those who dare to damage national sovereignty.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Looking Back and to the Future During Pork Month

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first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Looking Back and to the Future During Pork Month By Andy Eubank – Oct 4, 2012 Looking Back and to the Future During Pork Month October is Pork Month and a time to highlight the traditions of past decades in hog production and the advancements that have been made in production practices. Heather Hill is a pork farmer in Greenfield and the president of the Indiana Pork Board.“Being part of a multi generational family farm, traditions are a big part of our daily lives, and that’s what agriculture is about, learning from the generations before us and taking from their learning as well as adapting the new things we’ve learned and being able to raise food for my family and yours,” she told HATHill says the industry has seen many changes and advancements through the years, but the dedication farmers have for providing a quality product has been a constant. She says the industry is as committed as ever to doing the right thing and Indiana Pork is excited to show consumers how they do the right things when Legacy Farms opens. That’s the modern, tourable pig farm being constructed now at Fair Oaks Pig Adventure.“Indiana Pork is big supporter and sponsor of that project and so the fact that in December we’ll have pigs moving into a farm that hopefully will be open in the summer of 2013 for consumers to be able to tour much like the Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure, is very exciting. For years I’ve wished and hoped that we could have something to let people inside of our barns. Obviously with biosecurity we know that’s not always the easiest thing to do, and so the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure will definitely offer that. That’s something that Indiana Pork is really excited for.”Thanks to the availability of new technology and tools, producers are becoming more sustainable, as shown in a study released this year that compared farm data from 1959 to the same production information for 2009. By reducing their carbon footprint 35 percent and the land needed to produce a pound of pork by 78 percent, producers are showing their ability to do more with less.*Farmers understand it is their responsibility to make sure that they are doing the best they can at every stage of production, not just when it comes to the environment. Hill points out that the creation of programs like Pork Quality Assurance® Plus and Transport Quality Assurance® has helped demonstrate the industry-wide commitment to animal care and food safety to consumers. All of these programs are designed to increase traceability and trust within the food supply chain.Farmers also are working hard to employ the six ethical principles of the We CareSM initiative. These principles help to build trust with the public while ensuring that producers are doing their part to provide a safe work environment for their employees, humane animal care for their pigs, and a wholesome product for consumers.“We Care and the established ethical principles are a way for pork farmers to highlight and reinforce their passion and dedication for what they do,” Hill said. “Providing quality food, safeguarding natural resources, working to better the community, and all of the other principles are things that have been the focus of pork farming for years.”[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/October-Pork-month.mp3|titles=October Pork month]*Source: A 50-Year Comparison of the Carbon Footprint and Resource Use of the US Swine Herd: 1959 – 2009, Garth BoydSource: Indiana PorkAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/10/October-Pork-month.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Previous articleGrassley Still Hoping for Farm Bill in Lame DuckNext articleDrought Poses Mental Health Problems for Farmers Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders stages major protests for Olympic torch relay in Paris despite massive police presence

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first_img RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific News News ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders stages major protests for Olympic torch relay in Paris despite massive police presence Organisation News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Reporters Without Borders hails the extensive demonstrations in support of human rights and press freedom that were staged today in Paris as relay runners carried the Olympic torch around the city. The press freedom organisation managed to unfurl gigantic flags with its Beijing 2008 campaign motif of the Olympic rings turned handcuffs in seven locations: the Eiffel Tower, Avenue Marceau, the Champs-Elysées, the Pont des Arts, the Quai Malaquais, the facade of the cathedral of Notre Dame and near the Charléty Stadium (headquarters of the National Olympic Committee).“The support of the Parisian public was never lacking throughout the day and we thank the many people who responded to our appeals to show support for human rights and press freedom in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This turnout could not be taken for granted, given the excessive security measures to protect the torch relay and the fact that the police were told to act with extreme firmness.”The organisation added: “The Chinese authorities will no longer be able to scorn the appeals for the release of political prisoners and a dialogue on Tibet. It now also falls to heads of state and government to take account of these protests by boycotting the Olympic Games opening ceremony on 8 August.”The Olympic torch relay began under close police surveillance at the foot of the Eiffel Tower at about 12:30 pm. Thousands of Reporters Without Borders and pro-Tibet supporters were positioned along the route of the relay from the very start. Three mountain climbers unfurled the first of the Beijing 2008 campaign flags across the side of one of the Eiffel Tower’s base pillars as the relay got under way. Activists were arrested and manhandled. Firemen removed the climbers from their positions on the tower and the flag was taken down. They were released two hours later.Tense policemen kept confiscating Reporters Without Borders flags and banners and copies of the daily newspaper Libération, which had “Free the Olympic Games” as its banner headline above a photo of the five Olympic rings turned into handcuffs. These scenes were repeated in many places including outside the headquarters of France Télévisions.At one point, pro-Tibet activists succeeded in extinguishing the Olympic flame, forcing organisers to put it inside a bus.Another of the gigantic Reporters Without Borders flags was hung from the third storey of a building on the Champs-Elysées, where a large crowd booed the Olympic torch as it passed. A similar flag was hung from a building on Avenue Marceau. Outside the Paris city hall, opponents of the Chinese regime outnumbered supporters of the Olympic Games.Four Reporters Without Borders activists, including the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, unfurled an 8 metres x 8 metres flag across the facade of Notre Dame cathedral. Demonstrators who had gathered in front of the cathedral chanted “Freedom in China, freedom in Tibet.”French politicians also expressed their views. Speaking on behalf of the Socialist Party, parliamentarian Bruno Leroux said all non-violent protests were welcome. The head of the Modem party in Paris, Marielle de Sarnez, took part in the protests and called on the government to take a clear position on human rights.Five people, including Mireille Ferri, the vice-president of the Ile-de-France regional government, and Green Party parliamentarian Sylvain Carel, were arrested during a series of incidents that began before the start of the relay. Around 40 parliamentarians from all the main parties demonstrated outside the National Assembly in support of human rights in Tibet. Here, the police also confiscated the Beijing 2008 campaign flags and Tibetan flags waved by people who joined the parliamentarians.The Olympic torch did not leave the bus between the National Assembly and Charléty Stadium, where the relay finished. The symbol of the Olympics entered the stadium to more boos and whistles. Here, yet again, the police confiscated Reporters Without Borders flags and Tibetan flags, permitting people on the streets outside to have only Chinese flags, the officials logos of the games or those of their sponsors. Chinese government opponents who refused to surrender their flags were arrested and handcuffed.Around 15 supporters of the British section of Reporters Without Borders demonstrated the day before during the Olympic torch relay in London. Wearing white masks and black T-shirts with the Olympic handcuffs, they unfurled the Beijing 2008 campaign flag at the intersection of Ladbroke Grove and Holland Park Avenue at midday. News The press freedom organisation managed to unfurl gigantic flags with its Beijing 2008 campaign motif of the Olympic rings turned handcuffs in seven locations: the Eiffel Tower, Avenue Marceau, the Champs-Elysées, the Pont des Arts, the Quai Malaquais, the facade of the cathedral of Notre Dame and near the Charléty Stadium. Reporters Without Borders thank the many people who responded to our appeals to show support for human rights and press freedom in China. Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Record-Breaking Heat Expected Later This Week

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first_img Now is the time to prepare for what weather forecasters predict to be record-breaking, triple-digit heat for parts of Southern California later in the week, city officials said Tuesday.The public should take precautions against the heat, they said.Although there are currently No Red Flag Conditions in Pasadena, weather, Red Flag and fire conditions can change rapidly with high heat. Stay in touch on Twitter with the Pasadena Fire Department, @PasadenaFD, www.twitter.com/PasadenaFD for immediate updates. Also, make sure you follow other City Twitter accounts:@PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/PasadenaGov , www.twitter.com/PWPnews, @PWPnews at www.twitter.com/PasadenaPD, @PasadenaPDArea vegetation and brush remains extremely dry. Pasadena Fire Department Officials urge extra care when using landscaping equipment as sparks from such equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires. Remember to discard cigars, cigarettes and other smoking devices properly; use extra caution with barbecues—always have someone watching both the barbecue and the swimming pool when in use.Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. Sign up for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages by visiting www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/OMS.Pasadena Public Safety and Health Officials also offer the following reminders and precautions during hot weather:• If possible, stay indoors in an air conditioned environment, especially the young and the elderly. If your home or apartment is not air conditioned, consider going to an enclosed shopping mall, a public library or a designated cooling center.• Remember to check on your neighbors, family and friends—especially the elderly—to make sure they are OK. Take them extra water or a cool beverage.• Never leave anyone unattended in closed vehicles, including pets! For more pet care tips visit www.pasadenahumane.org. Remember, if you do leave pets unattended in your vehicles, it is now lawful for persons to forcibly open your car to rescue them!• Make sure your pets also have easy access to water and a cool place to stay.• Keep air conditioners set to about 78 degrees.• Close blinds and drapes to block out direct heat. Use energy efficient fans as alternative.• Use major appliances in early morning or after 7 p.m., when energy demand is lower.• Turn off lights, air conditioners, computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use.• Set refrigerator to 37 degrees, clean coils regularly & unplug unused secondary fridges.• Air quality can easily degrade during hot weather. If you have heart disease, asthma or other lung disease, minimize outdoor activity to reduce heat-related illness.• Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.• Wear light and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.• Drink water often. Do not wait until you are thirsty.• Avoid, reduce unnecessary exertion or vigorous exercise, whether outside or in a non-air conditioned building, especially during peak heat hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.• Seek shady spots; wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim and use plenty of sunscreen!Cooling Centers• Jackie Robinson Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.,• Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.Visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov to find other designated cooling centers throughout Los Angeles County.Pasadena Public Swimming PoolsPasadena-area public swimming pools operated by the City opened June 5 for the summer season Open/recreation swim fees are $1 for children, teens under 18 and seniors $1, and $2.50 for adults. All minors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Please call for hours.Blair High School Pool, 1201 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 585-2027Muir High School Pool, 1905 Lincoln Ave. (626) 744-7300Villa-Parke Pool, 363 E. Villa St. (626) 585-2026Pasadena Public LibraryWhile not official Cooling Centers, the Pasadena Public Library, www.cityofpasadena.net/Library and other local area public libraries offer an enjoyable, air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great place to catch up on your reading too! Pasadena Public Library locations and hours are noted below. The public library and all other facilities listed below are subject to change so please call first if you want to go there. Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, (626) 744-4066. Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260, Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave., (626) 744-7264, Lamanda Park Branch, 140 S. Altadena Dr., (626) 744-7266, Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., (626) 744-7278, San Rafael Branch, 1240 Nithsdale Road, (626) 744-7270, Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., (626) 744- Villa-Parke Branch, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6510, Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. (626) 744-7262,Ice Skating!A trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a good way to beat the heat. Call (626) 578-0800; visit www.skatepasadena.com or email to pisc@skatepasadena.com.Stay Connected to City of Pasadena!The Citizen Service Center is open to take your calls, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.Pasadena officials also urge all residents to sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the City by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS.PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide or major emergencies go to www.cityofpasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS/ to register today. “Nixle” alerts to those who have established a free account at www.nixle.com and identified the Pasadena zip codes that they wish to receive alerts for those areas. More Cool Stuff Public Safety Record-Breaking Heat Expected Later This Week Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 | 2:05 pm Subscribe Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Strabane SDLP Cllr accuses Sinn Fein of indecisiveness over 800 DARD jobs

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first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Strabane SDLP Cllr accuses Sinn Fein of indecisiveness over 800 DARD jobs Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – December 14, 2013 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Google+center_img Previous articleResidents of Sion protest for second time in fortnight against anaerobic digestor proposalsNext articleRoof blown off supermarket in Omagh as strong winds hit Northwest News Highland WhatsApp An SDLP Cllr in Strabane has accused Sinn Fein of indecisiveness over the decision to locate 800 Department of Agriculture jobs to Ballykelly.Strabane District Council is to submit a freedom of information request to see the business case which led to Ballykelly being chosen ahead of Strabane.The proposal was put forward by Strabane SDLP Cllr Patsy Kelly, and it received unanimous agreement, even from the Agriculture Ministers fellow party members from Sinn Fein.SDLP Cllr Patsy Kelly says it seems Sinn Fein have had a sudden change of heart:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/patsy.mp3[/podcast]But Sinn Fein have refuted the claims, and they say they have been consistent in their support to relocate the 800 DARD jobs to Strabane.Cllr Keiran McGuire says his party want the jobs to come to Strabane as much as anyone:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/kerian.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

Moulting phenology of the harbour seal in south-west Ireland

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first_imgStudies on the phenology of harbour seal moult have been carried out in the Atlantic and Pacific, however there has been no research into this process in the Republic of Ireland, at the southern edge of the species range in the north-east Atlantic. Population estimates of harbour seals are derived by counts primarily during the moulting seasons. In the absence of information on the moult phenology planning the optimal timing of such surveys is impossible. Furthermore, changes in moult phenology may reflect changes in resource availability or competition, or demographic changes. The phenology of the harbour seal moult was investigated in south-west Ireland in this study. Timing of the moult differed among all cohorts, yearlings began moulting first followed by adult females and finally adult males. The number of seals hauled out was generally positively related to the proportion of seals in active moult. The timing of the moult period was different to other parts of the species’ range and should be considered in determining optimal timing of future surveys for assessing populations abundance and trends in Ireland.last_img read more