Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeJose Alfonso Quiñones RíosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on April 26, 2013Cite: “Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos” [Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos] 26 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore 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 Mexico Houses Architects: BAAQ’ Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/364812/casa-del-rio-jose-alfonso-quinones-rios Clipboard Projects 2010 CopyHouses•Mexicocenter_img Year:  “COPY” Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones RíosSave this projectSaveCasa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos Photographs Save this picture!© Erick Reyes+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/364812/casa-del-rio-jose-alfonso-quinones-rios Clipboard Photographs:  Erick ReyesSave this picture!© Erick ReyesRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The house was built in an area south of Mexico City in the old town of La Magdalena, adjacent to the river of the same name. The Magdalena River descends from the forest of Los Dinamos, and is the last living river in Mexico City.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesThis location and the proximity to the river give very specific characteristics to the land, despite the fact that it has been overtaken by the city, it still preserves an immediate country environment.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesThe natural topography of the land has a slope towards the river from 25% in the first 7 meters and then reaches an almost completely flat area, where the house is located. The trapezoidal polygon and a 2 meters restriction between buildings provoked a scheme that naturally followed the shape of the terrain.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesThe space was designed as the home of a young family of 5 members, an architect (dad), a doctor (mom), a boy (5) and two girls (8.1). The program should cover workspaces for each adult, specifically a workshop, a study area, a family room and a large entertaining area.Save this picture!SectionAccess from the street is located in the upper level and done through a bridge that reaches an open vestibule from which you can go down to the courtyard where the access door to the house is, or continue to the terrace.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesThe upper floor is divided in two spaces, the upper level of the glass volume which houses the studio and a game salon and a great terrace with views over the river and forest. On the ground floor the private areas are developed, service, and family life. The latter are located in the crystal volume and the bedrooms are located to the south in the volume of concrete.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesOne of the premises to be established was that users could perceive the existence of the river from anywhere in the house. Visually it is achieved with a rooftop terrace of the private area, and audibly the sound of the river can be heard throughout the whole house.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesThe design identifies three predominant elements of the site. The river as a visual and auditory element, the high trees sketching shadows and setting a vertical rhythm and the hill that rises across the river.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesThe duality and contrast of the two main materials respond to a proposal to divide the specific activities that happen inside the house, grouping them in coexistence activities and individual activities.Save this picture!© Erick ReyesThe living area is kept in a single transparent atmosphere, and the volume of concrete containing the individual spaces. The use of light changes drastically from the private to the public, in the private the light is handled in a timely manner and in the public space it blends with the outside. The house haves a water recycling system that takes the water from the showers to be used at toilets and for cleaning, after a simple treatment for odor control.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] CompetitionEventNovo Mesto Central Market Competition Entry / EnotaUnbuilt Project Share Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríoslast_img read more

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Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects

first_img “COPY” Kawate / Keitaro Muto ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKawate / Keitaro Muto Architects Houses 2013 Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Gifu, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/413904/kawate-keitaro-muto-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/413904/kawate-keitaro-muto-architects Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Yoshiike Teruaki+ 19 Share Area:  171 m² Area:  171 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects Japan Architects: Keitaro Muto Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeKeitaro Muto ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGifuHousesJapanPublished on August 12, 2013Cite: “Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects” 12 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave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:  Yoshiike TeruakiPhotographs:  Yoshiike TeruakiSave this picture!© Yoshiike TeruakiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. It is located one block away from a main street  in a residence area with stores on the east side, there is a field on the west side and a rice fields on the north side.Save this picture!© Yoshiike TeruakiUsing spacious scenery of nature from the west and the north side, I was inspired to create a landscape of a ground. This building has a section structure by using skip floor system and the half of the building is 1.4m above the ground which makes it as if it’s floating in the air. This way we could make more open space in the land.Save this picture!© Yoshiike TeruakiMost part of the premise is put down lawn so that it blends in the surrounded nature.By having the half of the building floating in the air by cantilevered beam, it creates a dynamic space under the eaves.Scenery of nature is also taken into the living room while getting the sunlight from the afternoon sun.Save this picture!© Yoshiike TeruakiThe section structure is used for a living room with skip floor system and we could create the high ceilings of 6.4m.Combining different dimensions of 1.4m, 2.4m, and 6.4m height, it gives a dynamic feeling although it’s compact and simple structure.The eaves connect from the inside of the house to the outer space. It’s almost made for kids’s courtyard. I’m hoping the family will enjoy the eaves.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’The Poetics of Boxes’, an exhibition on the work of Mathias KlotzEvent2Day Languages / MasquespacioSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Wales Millennium Centre to develop new Friends fundraising programme

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual giving In addition to the recruitment campaign, Burnett Works is also working on the design, copy approach and content of a regular newsletter which will give ‘Promise’ donors insight into life behind the scenes at WalesMillennium Centre. It will also introduce them to more opportunities to support the Centre, as well as by buying tickets. Theagency has also produced designs for the scheme’s membership card and letterhead. Wales Millennium Centre has appointed Burnett Works to help develop and promote aFriends-type fundraising scheme.Burnett Works has already been working with Wales Millennium Centre’s Developmentoffice on a consultancy basis to generate and refine a series of fundraising propositions for testing with different audiences. Following this, the Centre asked it to develop recruitment and fulfilment materials for its ‘Promise’ membership scheme.The Centre aims to raise core funds to support its work via a scheme which will also enable visitors to get more out of the Centre for themselves. The scheme is being promoted via both print and web, and offers a variety of practical benefits that will enhancethe member’s experience of the Centre, in return for an annual donation of £30. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 January 2005 | Newscenter_img Wales Millennium Centre to develop new Friends fundraising programme 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.  22 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

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Reggie is “World’s Largest Hog” at Indiana State Fair

first_img“Reggie likes to eat produce, breads, corn and donuts,” William Stockdale, Rick’s young son, said.  “Chocolate donuts are his favorite.” Raising these ginormous swine is a family effort.  Rick Stockdale, his wife, their three sons and their grandfather all have a hand taking care of these pigs.  They attribute their hogs’ large stature to a ‘special’ diet. Facebook Twitter SHARE The family didn’t plan on having the World’s Largest Male Hog when they bought him four years ago, but now they wouldn’t have it any other way.  Reggie will spend the rest of the State Fair in a labeled pen near the west entrance of the Swine Barn. By Gary Truitt – Aug 3, 2013 The Stockdale family of Chelsea, Ind., knows how to grow some large hogs.  They swept the top two spots in the World’s Largest Hog competition at the Indiana State Fair.  Their male hog, Reggie, took the title by tipping the scales at 1,205 pounds.  He also won the title in 2011. The 6 year-old Red Wattle beat out his half-brother, Ace, by 35 pounds in what has become a very large sibling rivalry.  The ‘big genes’ have also been passed on to the next generation as Reggie has a son who is well on his way to becoming the next World’s Largest Hog.  He is already weighing in at 900 pounds.center_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Reggie is “World’s Largest Hog” at Indiana State Fair Reggie is “World’s Largest Hog” at Indiana State Fair Previous articleIndiana State Fair Creates World’s Largest Popcorn BallNext articleNot Getting Paid to Feed Someone Else’s Horse? Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Record Harvest Helps Indiana Port Set Record

first_img Record Harvest Helps Indiana Port Set Record Facebook Twitter Previous articleClinton Meets with Iowa Farmers to Discuss RFSNext articleMost Planters Still Not Running in Indiana Gary Truitt The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon recorded the highest quarterly shipments by any port in Ports of Indiana’s over 50-plus year history during the first quarter of 2015. This was the second consecutive quarter the port broke this record. First quarter shipments increased three percent over the fourth quarter of 2014 and were up 48 percent over 2014’s first quarter. A key driver for the high volumes was a 36 percent increase in grain shipments. By Gary Truitt – Apr 15, 2015 Facebook Twittercenter_img Home Indiana Agriculture News Record Harvest Helps Indiana Port Set Record SHARE SHARE “Being located in the most fertile agricultural region in the world, grain is one of the largest volume commodities handled through the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon,” said Phil Wilzbacher, Port Director. “On an annual basis, port companies trade or process approximately 75 million bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat. During the first quarter, Consolidated Grain and Barge handled a significant increase in corn shipments. CGB is a very progressive grain trading business and our partnership with this company continues to grow even after more than 30 years.”Grain volumes were helped in part by the record harvest of 2014 while fertilizer and steel shipments were up 16 percent and 10 percent, respectively. In addition, mineral and magnetite volumes increased significantly.Coal shipments handled by Alliance Coal also remained strong during the first quarter, up significantly from the first quarter of 2014 and accounted for just over half of the port’s total shipments.Located on the Ohio River in Southwest Indiana near Evansville, the port is a multimodal hub connecting the Midwest to world markets with year-round routes to the Gulf of Mexico, over 20 states and the Great Lakes via the U.S. Inland Waterways System. The port also provides connections to five Class I railroads and ocean vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Current port companies ship cargo to or from 20 countries and 44 states.Mount Vernon is ranked as the seventh largest port district on the Inland Waterways System. The port recently expanded and now has 600 acres available for development by companies that would benefit from its multimodal connections.last_img read more

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List of the 13 Internet enemies

first_img Click here to combat online censorship now. November 7, 2006 – Updated on January 25, 2016 List of the 13 Internet enemies Organisation News Help by sharing this information – TurkmenistanWith less than 1 per cent of the population online, this is one of the world’s least connected countries. President Separmurad Nyazov is a central Asian Kim Jong-Il, wielding total control over the media. Not only is the Turkmen Internet censored, it is also forbidden territory for the vast majority of the population.- UzbekistanOfficial censorship seems to have become even tougher since the bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy protests in Andidjan in May 2005. The iron-fisted government led by President Islam Karimov blocks access to most independent websites dealing with Uzbekistan, which are usually hosted on servers in Russia, and to NGO websites that criticise its human rights violations.- VietnamThe Vietnamese government is negotiating its admission to the World Trade Organisation and is in the uncomfortable position of being squeezed by the international community. Unlike neighbouring China, it is unable to completely ignore the demands of foreign diplomats. It therefore seems to be tending to soften its control over news and information, and hesitates to crack down on dissidents. Several cyber-dissidents, the most famous of whom was Pham Hong Son, were released in 2005 and 2006. This relative forbearance seems to have breathed new life into Vietnam’s pro-democracy movement, which is making admirable use of the Internet to organise and circulate independently-sourced news domestically. A group calling itself “8406″ even launched an online petition in the summer of 2006, signed by hundreds of people using their real names, calling on the government to begin political reforms. This use of the Internet by young democrats alarms the authorities, who are still often ready to use force to silence these cyber-dissidents. Ten people have been arrested this year for what they said on the Internet. Four of them are still detained. The government has a monopoly of telecommunications and does not hesitate to block access to opposition websites if it feels the need, especially at election time. Independent online publications are also often hacked. In March 2006, for example, several websites critical of President Alexandre Lukashenko mysteriously disappeared from the Internet for several days. The online demo is also accessible on a miror Web site, for those who cannot access www.rsf.orgThe list of 13 Internet enemiesThree countries – Nepal, Maldives and Libya – have been removed from the annual list of Internet enemies, which Reporters Without Borders publishes today. But many bloggers were harassed and imprisoned this year in Egypt, so it has been added to the roll of shame reserved for countries that systematically violate online free expression.Countries in alphabetical order :- Belarus Countries removed from the list- LibyaReporters Without Borders confirmed, during a fact-finding visit, that the Internet is no longer censored in Libya. Furthermore, no cyber-dissident has been detained since Abdel Razak Al Mansuri’s release in March 2006. Reporters Without Borders nonetheless still regards President Muammar Gaddafi as a press freedom predator.center_img – CubaWith less than 2 per cent of its population online, Cuba is one of the most backward Internet countries. An investigation carried out by Reporters Without Borders in October revealed that the Cuban government uses several levers to ensure that this medium is not used in a “counter-revolutionary” way. Firstly, it has more or less banned private Internet connections. To surf the Internet or check their e-mail, Cubans have to go to public access points such as Internet cafes, universities and “youth computer clubs” where their activity is more easily monitored. Secondly, the computers in all the Internet cafes and leading hotels contain software installed by the Cuban police that triggers an alert message whenever “subversive” key-words are spotted. The regime also ensures that there is no Internet access for dissidents and independent journalists, for whom communicating with people abroad is an ordeal. Finally, the government also relies on self-censorship. You can get 20 years in prison for writing “counter-revolutionary” articles for foreign websites. You can even get five years just for connecting to the Internet illegally. Few Internet users dare to run the risk of defying the regime’s censorship.- EgyptAside from a few sites linked to the Muslim Brotherhood’s religious movements, Egypt does little online filtering. But President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power since 1981, displays an extremely disturbing authoritarianism as regards the Internet. Three bloggers were arrested in June 2006 and were held for two to three months for calling for democratic reforms. Others have been harassed, such as Coptic blogger Hela Hemi Botros, who was forced to close down her blog in August under pressure from the police. Finally, a Council of State administrative court recently ruled that the authorities could block, suspend of close down any website likely to pose a threat to “national security.” This could open the way to extensive online censorship.- IranRepression of bloggers seems to have declined in 2006. Whereas around 20 were imprisoned in 2005, only Arash Sigarchi is in jail at the moment. But Internet filtering has stepped up and Iran today boasts of filtering 10 million “immoral” websites. Pornographic sites, political sites and those dealing with religion are usually the ones most targeted. But since the summer of 2006, the censors have concentrated on online publications dealing with women’s rights. The authorities also recently decided to ban broadband connections. This could be explained by a concern not to overload the very poor-quality Iranian network, but it could also be motivated by a desire to prevent the downloading of Western cultural products such as films and songs. – ChinaChina unquestionably continues to be the world’s most advanced country in Internet filtering. The authorities carefully monitor technological progress to ensure that no new window of free expression opens up, After initially targeting websites and chat forums, they nowadays concentrate on blogs and video exchange sites. China now has nearly 17 million bloggers. This is an enormous number, but very few of them dare to tackle sensitive issues, still less criticise government policy. Firstly, because China’s blog tools all include filters that block “subversive” word strings. Secondly, because the companies operating these services, both Chinese and foreign, are pressured by the authorities to control content. They employ armies of moderators to clean up the content produced by the bloggers. Finally, in a country in which 52 people are currently in prison for expressing themselves too freely online, self-censorship is obviously in full force. Just five years ago, many people thought Chinese society and politics would be revolutionised by the Internet, a supposedly uncontrollable medium. Now, with China enjoying increasing geopolitical influence, people are wondering the opposite, whether perhaps China’s Internet model, based on censorship and surveillance, may one day be imposed on the rest of the world. Reporters Without Borders publishes its annual list of countries that most suppress online free expression and launches its campaign : 24 hours against Internet censorship. Act now ! Vote against the Internet black holes and send a message to Yahoo!’s founder, Jerry Yang. – MaldivesNo cyber-dissident has been imprisoned in the Maldives since Fathimath Nisreen, Mohamed Zaki and Ahmad Didi were released between May 2005 and February 2006. President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is still viewed by Reporters Without Borders as a press freedom predator but his policies towards the Internet no longer justify keeping his country on the list of Internet enemies.- NepalReporters Without Borders has observed a marked improvement in freedom of expression since King Gyanendra backed down and democratic rule was restored in May 2006. The Internet is no longer censored and no harassment or arbitrary detention of any blogger has been reported. – BurmaThe Burmese government’s Internet policies are even more repressive than those of its Chinese and Vietnamese neighbours. The military junta clearly filters opposition websites. It keeps a very close eye on Internet cafes, in which the computers automatically execute screen captures every five minutes, in order to monitor user activity. The authorities targeted Internet telephony and chat services in June, blocking Google’s Gtalk, for example. The aim was two-fold: to defend the profitable long-distance telecommunications market, which is controlled by state companies, as well as to stop cyber-dissidents from using a means of communication that is hard to monitor. – North KoreaLike last year, North Korea continues to be the world’s worst Internet black hole. Only a few officials are able to access the web, using connections rented from China. The country’s domain name – .nk – has still not been launched and the few websites created by the North Korean government are hosted on servers in Japan or South Korea. It is hard to believe this is simply the result of economic difficulties in a country which today is capable of manufacturing nuclear warheads. The North Korean journalists who have found refuge in South Korea are very active on the Internet, especially on the www.dailynk.com website.- Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia does not hide its online censorship. Unlike China, where website blocking is disguised as technical problems, Saudi Arabia’s filters clearly tell Internet users that certain websites are banned. Censorship concentrates on pornographic content, but it also targets opposition websites, Israeli publications, or sites dealing with homosexuality. Blogs also pose a problem to the Saudi censors. Last year they tried to completely block access to the country’s biggest blog tool, blogger.com. But they backed off a few days later and now they just block the blogs that are deemed unacceptable. In June of this year, for example, the intimate diary of “Saudi Eve,” a young woman who dared to talk about her love life and criticise government censorship, was added to the blacklist.- SyriaSyria is the Middle East’s biggest prison for cyber-dissidents, with three people currently detained for criticising the authorities online. They are systematically tortured and subjected to inhumane conditions. The government bans access to Arabic-language opposition sites and sites dealing with Syria’s Kurdish minority.- TunisiaIn 2005, Tunisia had the honour of hosting the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a big UN event about the Internet’s future. Yet President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali’s Internet policies are among the most repressive in the world. All the Internet cafes are state-controlled. They filter web content and are under close police surveillance. It is, for example, impossible to access the Reporters Without Borders website from inside Tunisia. The security services also constantly harass independent bloggers and opposition website editors to ensure that self-censorship prevails. One cyber-dissident, Mohammed Abbou, has been imprisoned since March 2005 for criticising the president in an online newsletter. RSF_en last_img read more

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Limerick music project to harness youth activism

first_imgLinkedin Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Dancer Lisa McLaughlin, Arts Officer Sheila Deegan and Deputy Mayor Frankie Daly at the launch of the Autonomy Project.Photo: Sean Curtin Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 Some of the attendance at the launch of the Autonomy ProjectPhoto: Sean Curtin O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Advertisement At the launch of the Autonomy Project were (Back row): Paul Langan and Angie Smalas, (Limerick Youth Centre); Reg Allen and Boris Hunka (Music Generation). Middle row: Rachel Newland (GOSHH); Deputy Metropolitan Mayor Frankie Daly and Jenny Roche (Irish World Academy). Front row: Arts Officer Sheila Deegan, Pippa Little, Arts Office and Dancer Lisa McLaughlinPhoto: Sean CurtinA new music project has been launched in Limerick to harness the power of activism in young people.The Autonomy Project is a bold initiative that focuses on a global resurgence in art and youth activism, providing a platform to explore how individual autonomy can be expressed in society.Arts Council funding was awarded on the basis of a joint submission from Limerick City and County Council and project coordinator Lisa McLoughlin who is a locally based dance artist and academic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The Autonomy Project will bring together the work of internationally recognised artists, Limerick based youth groups and academics to explore the theme of autonomy across a wide spectrum of voices or perspectives,” Ms McLoughlin explained.“At its centre, Phase One of this project proposes to ask the young artists of Limerick: what do you want to change and how?”Limerick Arts and Culture Officer Sheila Deegan said that the Arts Council strategy for public engagement in the arts includes a focus on young people who are regarded as a key focus of their relationship with local government.“Alongside this strategic objective, the Taoiseach launched Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person. Limerick is leading the way with the Autonomy Project in delivering these strategic objectives and with the Autonomy Project we recognise that young people are the curators of their own lived experience, navigating the daily realities of life in a way which is both unique and familiar to them, Ms Deegan explained”. Twitter Facebook Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Patrick O’Brien, Steve Ryan and Boris Hunka at the launch of the Autonomy Project.Photo: Sean Curtin WhatsApp Tony Monaghan and God Knows, Music Generation at the launch of the Autonomy Project.Photo: Sean Curtin Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line center_img Phase One of The Autonomy Project will be delivered in partnership with organisations such as Limerick Youth Theatre, Dance Limerick, The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Music Generation and GOSHH with a performance at Limerick Fringe next April.An international symposium led by Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann with contributors on art and autonomy will also take place in April at the University of Limerick.See more community news here 1 of 6 Print Email New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience TAGSActivismarts councilAutonomy projectLimerick City and County CouncilLisa McLoughlinSheila Deeganyoung people RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR At the launch of the Autonomy Project were Dara Murphy, Deputy Mayor Frankie Daly and Victor HoganPhoto: Sean Curtin NewsCommunityEntertainmentMusicLimerick music project to harness youth activismBy Editor – December 11, 2017 2505 Previous articleShannon goddess helps improve Limerick cityscapeNext articleLimerick TD welcomes planning approval for Athea sewerage scheme Editor Adam McNamara, Kildimo, Patrick Griffin, Drombana, Deputy Mayor Frankie Daly and Tyrone Guillen, Thomondgate at the launch of the Autonomy project.Photo: Sean Curtin Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limericklast_img read more

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San Antonio College wins Aspen Prize

first_img Facebook San Antonio College wins Aspen Prize WhatsApp TAGSAspen PrizeCommunity CollegeOdessa CollegeSan Antonio College Facebook By Odessa American – May 18, 2021 Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Local NewsOdessa College Twitter Pinterest Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 18, 2021Next articleCity of Odessa receives state award Odessa American The $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awarded every two years, was bestowed on San Antonio College in a virtual event Tuesday.The Aspen Prize is the nation’s signature recognition for America’s community colleges — as President Obama called it, “basically the Oscars for great community colleges,” the organization’s website said.San Antonio College won $600,000. A first-time finalist for the Aspen Prize, San Antonio College serves 35,000 students, two-thirds of whom are Hispanic, Black, or Native American — a far more diverse population than community colleges on average, a release said.Its graduation and transfer rate improved nearly 20 points over four years, to 48 percent, 2 points above the national average, the release said.Reflecting its unwavering dedication to advancing student success, Odessa is one of only six community colleges out of the more than 1,000 nationwide to be a top 10 finalist for the Aspen Prize three or more times, a news release said.The Aspen Prize honors institutions with outstanding achievement in six areas: teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, workforce success, equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, and leadership and institutional culture, the release said.By focusing on student success and lifting up models that work, the Aspen Prize aims to celebrate excellence, advance a focus on equitable student success, and stimulate replication of effective culture and practice, the release said.“Aspen Prize finalists serve as models for what community colleges can achieve,” Joshua Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, said in the release. “Odessa College’s leaders, faculty, and staff have continued to demonstrate their deep dedication to improving students’ lives and serving the community. Most notably, the college is nationally known for developing concrete strategies so that faculty and staff have a deep sense of responsibility for student success, and students feel connected to the college and pass their classes at extraordinary rates.”Finalists with distinction, recognized for rapid improvement, were Broward College in Florida, San Jacinto College in Texas and West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Each will receive $100,000.Amarillo College was the winner of the Rising Star Award which has a $100,000 prize.Rounding out the Aspen Prize top 10, named in spring 2020, are Borough of Manhattan Community College (New York), Odessa College (Texas), Pasadena City College (California), Pierce College (Washington), and Tallahassee Community College (Florida). The finalists —located in rural and urban areas with demographically different student bodies and a varied mix of technical workforce and academic transfer programs — prove that community colleges can achieve strong and improving student success rates in very different contexts.last_img read more

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Fischer Resignation Leaves Another Empty Seat at the Fed

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fischer Resignation Leaves Another Empty Seat at the Fed Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Harvey Survivors: HUD’s Top Priority Next: Homeowners in Florida Brace for Irma in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News September 6, 2017 1,416 Views Sign up for DS News Daily 2017-09-06 Joey Pizzolato Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer announced he will be stepping down from his position, effective October 13, 2017, leaving yet another seat empty at the Board of Governors. Fischer’s term as Vice Chair was set to expire in June 2018.According to Bloomberg, Fischer’s resignation will leave four out of seven seats on the board vacant, although Randal Quarles has been nominated to fill one of those seats with a confirmation vote by the Senate Banking Committee, which will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017. President Donald Trump will be charged with filling the missing seat.Fischer wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump. “It has been a great privilege to serve on the Federal Reserve Board and, most especially, to work alongside Chair Yellen as well as many other dedicated and talented men and women throughout the Federal Reserve system.”Fischer was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2014 to an unexpired term set to end in January 2020. Before serving on the Fed’s Board of Governors, Fischer was governor of the Bank of Israel from 2002 to 2005.  He was also first managing director of the International Monetary Fund from late 1994 to mid-year 2001.”Stan’s keen insights, grounded in a lifetime of exemplary scholarship and public service, contributed invaluably to our monetary policy deliberations. He represented the Board internationally with distinction and led our efforts to foster financial stability,” said Chair Janet Yellen. “I’m personally grateful for his friendship and his service. We will miss his wise counsel, good humor, and dry wit.”In his resignation letter, Fischer expressed his satisfaction with the work the Fed has undertaken during his tenure. “During my time on the Board, the economy has continued to strengthen, providing millions of additional jobs for working Americans,” Fischer said. “We have built upon earlier steps to make the financial system stronger and more resilient, and better able to provide the credit so vital to the prosperity of our country’s households and businesses.”Yellen’s term expires in February 2018; it remains undetermined as to whether or not President Trump will extend her tenure. About Author: Joey Pizzolato Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fischer Resignation Leaves Another Empty Seat at the Fed Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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Donegal Senator says governments ‘ham fisted’ approach could cost Ireland millions in EU funding

first_img A Donegal Senator has claimed that government inaction could lead to 60 million euro of much needed funding for rural Ireland being returned to Europe.Brian Ó Domhnaill  has reiterated his call on Minister Phil Hogan to ensure there is a 100% drawdown of funding under the LEADER programme.He says the minister’s ‘ham-fisted’ approach to handling the Leader programme means that up to €60 million of EU and Irish funds will be lost to crucial rural, economic and community projects.Senator O’Domhnaill also believes their could be serious consquences for future EU funding as a result:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/brira1pmLEADER.mp3[/podcast] Google+ WhatsApp Donegal Senator says governments ‘ham fisted’ approach could cost Ireland millions in EU funding Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest News Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Twitter Previous articleCall for ‘day of anger’ in EgyptNext articleShane Geoghegan’s Uncle says family hope to move on after Dundon murder conviction News Highland Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – August 16, 2013 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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