White Stuff shows it has the right stuff

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Share FASHION retailer White Stuff has defied the recession to increase profits by 59 per cent compared to last year.The company, which was set up by Sean Thomas and George Treves, also saw a 43 per cent lift in turnover in the year to the end of May.The firm’s turnover jumped from £58.4m to £83.7m and it also saw a healthy hike in profits, from £9.2m to £14.6m before tax.It reported growth across all areas of the business, especially in hom shopping, where revenue doubled to £8.9m.White Stuff, which currently employs around 1,300 people, is now looking to expand, with an extra 270 employees likely to be taken on this year.It is also looking to open another 10 stores by the end of the year and double the size of its distribution centre.Despite the recession-beating success, chief executive Sally Bailey said the company was unlikely to maintain such a high level of growth.She said as well as facing the obstacles of the expected government cuts and tax increases, the bottom line was likely to be affected by the increasing cost of cotton. White Stuff shows it has the right stuff Tags: NULL whatsapp Sunday 26 September 2010 9:47 pm KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

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Eurozone employment stagnates

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Montana Lottery approves sports betting rules

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Lottery Topics: Lottery Sports betting Regions: US Montana Montana Lottery approves sports betting rules Email Address The Montana Lottery Commission has approved rules for its new sports wagering product in the state, which will be named Sports Bet Montana.The rules will now be published in the Montana Administrative Register, which is published twice per month. The register contains all of the state’s administrative regulations as well as the state attorney general’s opinions and interpretations of those regulations.The new regulations would allow for anonymous retail sports betting. However, all mobile bettors must sign up for an account, while retail players will still have to verify their identity before they can bet.The regulations also provide for a voluntary self-exclusion program, as well as the option to set personal deposit, spending and time limits. Players must be aged 18 or above to place a bet. Under the regulations, any accounts which do not place a bet for 18 months must be closed.Read more on iGB North America.last_img read more

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African Distillers Limited 2014 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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USA claim first ever London 7’s win, while Fiji pick up overall series title

first_imgThursday May 21, 2015 USA claim first ever London 7’s win, while Fiji pick up overall series title It was a historic weekend at the London 7s as the USA won a Cup final for the first time ever, beating Australia with ease in the final. Earlier Fiji had secured the overall title, for their first Sevens World Series win since 2006.The USA finished sixth overall in the standings, having finished 13th last year. “It is amazing, credit to those boys the 12 of them have been absolutely fantastic and there are about another 10 back in the USA that have worked their socks off all year, their work effort has been fantastic,” said USA head coach Mike Friday.“I’ve said to them if you work hard in life then you get the rewards and they’ve been a credit to their country and their families and I’m proud of every one of them.”Earlier two tries from Savenaca Rawaca secured Fiji’s win over South Africa in the quarter finals to clinch the series title for the first time since 2006 and only second-ever. Ben Ryan’s side went on to beat hosts England 26-12 in the third place play-off before lifting the title. “I can’t really put it into words, we were just focusing on the South Africa game, but deservedly won and took the title,” said Ryan. “The boys were very overly emotional in the changing room and I had to control them a bit and remind them to start smiling and that this is supposed to be fun. It was certainly a topsy turvy weekend. We wanted to go first day unbeaten and finish what we started in Gold Coast.” With a record 116,219 fans attending the two days fans were treated to an enthralling finale which also saw New Zealand win the Plate, Kenya the Bowl and Japan, who will be replaced by Russia as a core side next season, lifting the Shield.Highlights from Day Two belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

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Casa Donoso – Smith / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado

first_img Chile Projects 2011 Houses Casa Donoso – Smith / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/316346/donoso-smith-house-ema-arquitectos-raimundo-salgado Clipboard CopyHouses•Santiago, Chile “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Marcelo Cáceres+ 28 Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/316346/donoso-smith-house-ema-arquitectos-raimundo-salgado Clipboard Architects: Raimundo Salgado, EMa arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresText description provided by the architects. The request was not direct with the owners, was ommissioned by a commercial developer who wanted a residence that would accommodate a range of spatial needs yet stand apart from the rest of the market, the ‘Donoso House’ in Los Dominicos, Santiago, finds itself on a very particular shaped site with a steep slope, emA Arquitectos , Chilean based architects, designed two long rectangular volumes that maintain a low profile at street level but expand as one makes their way into the site, extending views over the city’s valley (south east direction).Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresThe lower level communicates directly to the exterior elements like the swimming pool, and contains double-height spaces and large windows that go along the topography of the complex site. Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresThe entry level is characterized by a clean white external surface resting upon the reinforced masonry lower section, with all the spaces on the same level. Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresA double-high hall connects the two volumes that structure the house. Several patios and terraces exist throughout the dwelling, giving the owner a chance to be outdoors and creating a point for ventilation and natural light. Save this picture!Roof Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTimber Café Proposal / BAKOKOArticlesRichard Meier Celebrates Fifty Years of ArchitectureArticles Share Casa Donoso – Smith / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo SalgadoSave this projectSaveCasa Donoso – Smith / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeRaimundo SalgadoOfficeFollowemA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiagoChilePublished on January 09, 2013Cite: “Casa Donoso – Smith / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado” [Casa Donoso – Smith / emA Arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado] 09 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Donoso – Smith住宅 / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado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

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House PRO.CRE.AR 01 / FRAM arquitectos

first_img “COPY” Projects Year:  Area:  90 m² Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFRAM arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGeneral RocaArgentinaPublished on September 14, 2015Cite: “House PRO.CRE.AR 01 / FRAM arquitectos” 14 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore 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 stream House PRO.CRE.AR 01 / FRAM arquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse PRO.CRE.AR 01 / FRAM arquitectos ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses•General Roca, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773502/casa-prrr-01-fram-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Bruno Tarenzi+ 20 Share photographs:  Bruno TarenziPhotographs:  Bruno TarenziPrize:First Prize (housing), Segunda Bienal nacional de Diseño UBA FADU 2015Architects In Charge:Franco Riccheri, Agustín MendiondoCity:General RocaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruno TarenziRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyText description provided by the architects. House PRO.CRE.AR 01 is located in Padre Stefenelli, a few miles from General Roca, in the south of Argentina. The 1000m2 plot is a part of a bigger area in a ranch zone originally meant for apple production that nowadays serves as real estate land, due to population growth and the need for larger plots surrounded by nature.Save this picture!© Bruno TarenziLANDSCAPE consisting of large extensions of poplar groves that swift color showing the coming of each season, dry desertic weather, low winter temperatures and hot summers configure the particular feel of the site.Save this picture!© Bruno TarenziThe CLIENT, a young couple applying for a government credit dreaming with the chance of their first home.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe PROGRAM, simple, one bedroom, one bathroom, and a free plan containing kitchen, dining room and living room opening towards an exterior terrace entirely bathed in sunlight.Save this picture!© Bruno TarenziDue to the limited budget the project needed to be thought in stages. One first stage, with all the basic demands opened to the possibility of a future extension, without interrupting the use of the house and which proposes various layouts of inhabiting it.Save this picture!© Bruno TarenziIn the same vein, optimizing areas was a fundamental premise, as well as the employment of simple technical resolutions and construction details that could allow local constructors to execute them.Save this picture!© Bruno TarenziLayout was though as a bar oriented following the length of the plot (east-west), leaving the northern façade open to the park and the panoramic view.Save this picture!Diagram 2Inside the house, poplar wood, local and accessible, brings unity to the kitchen/hall/hallway, adding some warmth to the interior. The exterior in black metal sheets that contain the volume, synthetizing even more the volume of the house and demanding very little maintenance.Save this picture!© Bruno TarenziProject gallerySee allShow less5 Top Firms Respond: What Do You Look for in Job Applications?ArticlesNew Exhibition at Harvard GSD Focuses on Robin Hood Gardens by Alison and Peter Smit…Event Share Argentina 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773502/casa-prrr-01-fram-arquitectos Clipboard 2014 Houses Year:  Architects: FRAM arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project House PRO.CRE.AR 01 / FRAM arquitectoslast_img read more

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Cientocinco House / JAMStudio arquitectos + Ivanna Cresta

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Ivanna Cresta, JAMStudio arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Córdoba, Argentina City:CórdobaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the Northwest sector of the city of Córdoba. With an exclusive view of the San Martin Nature Reserve, and a geographical situation of ravines that add breadth to the landscape, the site speaks for itself.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn the pre-project stage, it was already easy to identify which were the “untouchable” points when drawing the first lines. The interesting thing arose when recognizing that they had opposite intentions. The visuals from the front suggest an extroverted house, while a Quebracho implanted in the middle of the lot promotes to generate a floor plan where all its environments incite to appreciate it.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe house has a “base” of concrete, where steel profiles are supported to hold a white volume that looks to the environment through a large window in Pinotea. In every detail Pinotea is present, and its interior is no exception. Wood cladding and wood furnitures prodives a warmth ambience that contrasts with the cold of concrete and steel. Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteA set of trees at the bottom of the site and an unfavorable orientation, were reasons to propose the pool on the front of the plot. Playing with a landscaping in its maximum expression, it was possible to generate the privacy of a garden without breaking visuals, even though it is a few meters from the street.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessCollective Dwelling C.F.Row / Woods BagotSelected ProjectsIbis hotels – New concept / FGMF ArquitetosSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Blevel, Conbell, FV, Ilva, Plack up Javier Alvarez Muguerza, Ivanna Cresta Photographs:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” Houses Area:  306 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Argentina 2018 Cientocinco House / JAMStudio arquitectos + Ivanna CrestaSave this projectSaveCientocinco House / JAMStudio arquitectos + Ivanna Cresta CopyAbout this officeJAMStudio arquitectosOfficeFollowIvanna CrestaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCordobaArgentinaPublished on March 27, 2019Cite: “Cientocinco House / JAMStudio arquitectos + Ivanna Cresta” [Casa Cientocinco / JAMStudio arquitectos + Ivanna Cresta] 27 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 stream Photographs Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteCurated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913825/cientocinco-house-jamstudio-arquitectos-plus-ivanna-cresta Clipboard Cientocinco House / JAMStudio arquitectos + Ivanna Cresta Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913825/cientocinco-house-jamstudio-arquitectos-plus-ivanna-cresta Clipboardlast_img read more

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Social Misfits Media joins The Brewery Group

first_img  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 22 October 2018 | News “Carlos and his team are truly impressive in their zeal and smart strategies for maximising social good through innovative use of social media. We wanted Social Misfits Media to be a part of our family at The Brewery and are delighted to have brought the team into the fold and take on our 10th brand.”Aside from freuds, The Brewery’s other companies include US-based tech PR agency Brew, creative agency Proud Robinson & Partners, Atomized Studios, talent agency Procure Worldwide, insight division Republic, branding agency freuds Branded, freuds Film and freuds Accelerator. Social Misfits Media joins The Brewery Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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. Main image: (L-R) Carlos Miranda, CEO of Social Misfits Media and Arlo Brady, CEO of The Brewery.  163 total views,  1 views today Social media and digital agency Social Misfits Media has become the tenth brand in The Brewery Group, the parent company of global communications agency freuds.Founded by social entrepreneur and CEO Carlos Miranda in 2012, Social Misfits Media’s clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amnesty International and Lumos. It offers four core services, including bespoke training and workshops, community management, social diagnostics and digital blueprint strategies.It is also part of a network of organisations that support the social good sector, with sister companies I.G. Advisors and Lightful providing a range of solutions from developing strategy around fundraising, philanthropy and corporate impact, to smart tools for social media management.Social Misfits Media becoming part of The Brewery will allow the group to continue to help businesses, brands and NGOs communicate about social impact issues.Carlos Miranda, CEO of Social Misfits Media, said:“We’re extremely passionate about business with purpose. From our start, we’re been driven by a determination to help charities and businesses use social media and digital to drive positive and tangible social impact. The Brewery has amazing credentials in this space, and we’re truly excited about joining the group, combining our expertise, and working closely together on a range of important social and environmental projects.”Arlo Brady, CEO of The Brewery, said: Advertisement Tagged with: Digital social medialast_img read more

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Fort McMurray fire: An ecological and financial disaster for workers

first_imgThe fire that began on May 1 southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, has consumed over a million acres of Canadian territory, the size of Rhode Island, and is still burning as of May 23. Only a good soaking rain and cool weather will put it out — something unlikely until the fall.When, after a few days, the fire reached Fort McMurray, a small, diverse city of nearly 90,000 people, Albertan provincial officials then called for a “mandatory evacuation.”  There is only one road in and out of the city, which was created to house those servicing the tar sands sites just to its north. Work camps near Fort McMurray were also evacuated as a precaution.The Fort McMurray sands produce about a quarter of Canada’s oil. Economic analysts expect this prolonged shutdown will significantly impact Canada’s gross domestic product.The fire spread so rapidly that 25,000 people had to flee north; most evacuees went south, however, where the bulk of Alberta’s people live.  Some people left with just the clothes on their backs, but there were no deaths due to fire. Two people fleeing died in a car crash.  Families were split up and scattered around, and many people needed counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder, especially those who escaped through a raging fire.Some people from First Nation (Indigenous) communities were evacuated to homes by boat.The initial estimates for property lost that are covered by insurance was $6 billion (Canadian). But the Canadian media have stopped reporting the damage costs because the extent of the destruction in Fort McMurray is still unclear.  Some neighborhoods were completely destroyed, some partially and some were almost completely spared.What this means is that nearly 100,000 people — mainly workers — lost their homes and now will have to discover what insurance companies will offer to reimburse them. These companies benefit from a policy of “deny, delay and dispute.” Renters and people living in the Fort McMurray First Nation generally had no insurance, and many of the First Nation offices and community buildings in the city were destroyed.First Nation communities in Alberta, both north and south of the city, have provided significant amounts of aid — water, food, gasoline — to the refugees. Fort McKay First Nation, about 90 miles south of Fort McMurray, sheltered 3,000 refugees. Alberta is about 6 percent Indigenous.According to the May 22 Financial Post, many of the skilled trades who do summer work in the oil sands weren’t hired and are unemployed when they had expected to be working.Firefighters were able to protect most of the infrastructure. About 90 percent of the existing homes in Fort McMurray have had their electricity and gas restored, and the Albertan premier has announced that a phased reoccupation of the city will begin around June 1. Air quality is still poor; one day it was so high that emergency workers in the city needed respirators.Causes of the fireFort McMurray is in the midst of a boreal forest, similar to those covering about 60 percent of Canada’s land area. Boreal forests contain mainly conifers, whose needles, when they drop off, are highly flammable under dry conditions.This past winter in western Canada, there was almost no snow. This spring’s warm weather due to climate change and a strong El Niño left the floor of the boreal forests particularly dry. A few lightning strikes were enough to set off this huge fire.The carbon pumped into the atmosphere by the production and burning of coal and oil, including oil from tar sands, is one of the root causes of climate change.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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