first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSBird WatchingCampingGeocachingHikingIdeasKayakingPandemicVacationWakeboarding Previous articleApopka City Hall will light up all week to honor fallen law enforcement heroesNext articleOCPS encourages all families to apply for meal benefits before September deadline Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear By Muhair TayyibA vacation during a pandemic sounds like a scary idea, but it’s possible to create a safe plan and stick to it. Your plan should include research on your destination, schedule, budget, companions, and things to bring. Of course, the number one priority must be your safety and the safety of your companions. Here are some activities that you can partake in during a safe, close vacation:Hiking/TrekkingYou can consider hiking a safer way to enjoy your vacation without worrying about social distancing. The 1,500-mile Florida National Scenic Trail is a perfect place to experience nature as you and your companions trek the banks of Suwannee River that you should not miss. Hiking is a great way to stay fit and healthy, which we all need to defend ourselves from the pandemic. This trail will give you the chance to witness the coffee-colored beauty of the waterways towards the Gulf of Mexico.Bird WatchingFlorida is one of the few states in the U.S. that still has an abundance of birds. Head to Sanibel Island, and it won’t be long before you can spot royal terns, red-shouldered hawks, and other migratory bird species. Explore the Darling National Wildlife Refuge that boasts of 6,390 acres of protected habitat. Visit anytime from December to March, as this is the best time to catch the enormous flock of migratory birds. You can try bird feeding as well.CampingIf there is one activity that is considered the safest during a pandemic, it would be camping. In Florida, there are several campgrounds that you can explore. Make sure that you practice your necessary camping skills, such as setting up your tent, building a fire, and preparing s’mores. Where is the best place to go? Check out Everglades National Park and just let yourself and your family unwind and enjoy nature. Other areas to check out are the Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park and the Apalachicola Bay Aquatic Preserve.WakeboardingAnother safe activity that you can do during your vacation is wakeboarding. For this one, you really don’t have to go very far, as Florida waters offer the best wakeboarding experience. You can develop your skills by investing in wakeboard towers like those by aerialwakeboarding.com. If you are looking to experience the best lakes for wakeboarding, Orlando has a ton, such as the waters of Lake Holden, Clear Lake, Lake Conway, Lake Jessamine, and Lake Pickett, just to name a few.KayakingAnother water activity that is perfect for the locals of Florida is kayaking. Florida’s water is an excellent choice for paddlers, since its waterways crisscross the state. What’s remarkable about kayaking in Florida is that it has different routes for each level of expertise. To enjoy kayaking for your vacation, you can explore the Gulf of Mexico via Cedar Key. If you have yet to invest in your own boat, don’t fret; the area has local guides to provide you the best adventure.GeocachingThis is a different type of adventure that you will surely enjoy. Geocaching is a modern way to hunt for treasure by using technology. You need to find your treasure, called a cache, using a handheld GPS with the coordinates as your guide. The Florida Geocaching Association and some local clubs are promoting meetups to those who appreciate the game. If you want to join these events, remember to practice social distancing and protect yourself.If you’ve been itching to go on a vacation but have been limited by the travel restrictions brought about by the pandemic, Florida has some of the most exciting outdoor activities that you and your family will surely enjoy.last_img read more

first_img Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Collaborators:Alejandro BealsStructural Engineer:Luis SoubieSurface:9409 sqmProject Architect:Mathias Klotz (KLOTZ & asociados)City:Bahía BlancaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Matías KlotzRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The Techos House is a vacation house located on the shore of the Nahuelhuapi Lake, south of Argentina, near Villa la Angostura. The land is a 200 year old bamboo stick forest next to the lake.One of the issues we faced was how to fulfill a local standard, in which the roof had to have a minimum slope of 26ª, allow for the sun to come in and have views of the forest and the lake from inside the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Matías KlotzThe program consists in two floors, family in the main level leaving visits and services to the ground level.The roof issue is solved starting from a series of small roofs according to the standard, allowing the entrance of the sun at the same time and with views to the lake and forest with a double bay scheme. A generous central circulation distributes a succession of patios to the enclosures located in both sides.Save this picture!Courtesy of Matías KlotzThe pool has been located at the far east of the main level so it can guarantee the sun exposure and the views.In the access zone, we designed the caretaker’s house (Techitos), as a prototype of the main house so the construction aspects were solved in a 1/1 model.Save this picture!Courtesy of Matías KlotzConcrete, wood and copper were used so the architecture was integrated with the context.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessKickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor ClassroomArchitecture NewsThe City of Fort Lauderdale Votes in Favor of BIG’s Marina LoftsArticles Share Techos House / Mathias KlotzSave this projectSaveTechos House / Mathias Klotz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373437/techos-house-mathias-klotz Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeMathias KlotzOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Carlos de BarilocheArgentinaPublished on May 17, 2013Cite: “Techos House / Mathias Klotz” [Casa Techos / Mathias Klotz] 17 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore 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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373437/techos-house-mathias-klotz Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Bahía Blanca, Argentinacenter_img Architects: Mathias Klotz Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Argentina 2006 Year:  Techos House / Mathias Klotz Save this picture!Courtesy of Matías Klotz+ 22 Share ArchDailylast_img read more

first_img512 House / Traction ArchitectureSave this projectSave512 House / Traction Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957510/512-house-traction-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Catalano Engineering Year:  Manufacturers: Kalwall®, Apparatus Studio, Fleetwood, Heath Ceramics, Rich Brilliant Willing Traction Architecture 512 House / Traction Architecture General Contractor: 2020 Architects: Traction Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Seamus Payne+ 50Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Area:  2900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects Photographs:  Seamus Payne Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Metal Fabrication:Modulo Design StudioCabinets Project:LiveWork StudiosCity:TampaCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Seamus PayneRecommended ProductsKitchen Furniture / CountertopsApavisaSlabs – LinetopResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Situated on a narrow lot overlooking Seddon Channel and the Port of Tampa, the 512 House fronts a bustle of multi-modal activity – from sailboats and freighters moving up and down the channel, to cyclists and joggers speeding along the street, to small airplanes taking off and landing at a nearby airport. The house weaves its rich surroundings in and out of its spaces, its design both a reflection of its dynamic site and a portal through which to experience it. The building’s pared-down gable form echoes the pure geometries of the cylindrical silos and boxy warehouses across the channel. On the porches, flat bar-grate decking and railings made of metal netting evoke the intricate mechanics of machinery while providing sturdy yet transparent surfaces.Save this picture!© Seamus PayneSave this picture!© Seamus PayneExposed concrete columns and beams anchor the building to the ground and lift livable spaces above the flood elevation. The entry door is powder-coated green and reflects dancing patterns of sun and water, imbuing a lightness to an otherwise solid material. The simplicity of the home’s exterior shape belies a more complex sequence of stacked and interlocking spaces on the interior.Save this picture!© Seamus PayneSave this picture!Plan – First floorSave this picture!© Seamus PayneStrategically placed double-height volumes reveal the split-level section and create a diversity of experiences within a modest footprint. A wide-open living space spanning the length of the structure is defined by porches at each end that buffer between the private space of the residence and the active street and waterscape just outside. On either side of the living space, a wall of glass panels slides open to catch breezes from the channel and allow for passive ventilation throughout the year.Save this picture!© Seamus PayneFolded steel plates form a switchback staircase that connects each level of the home. On the second floor, the steel reappears as a bridge across the open dining area, where a large North facing skylight illuminates two levels of space with indirect natural light. In the study, built-in walnut cabinetry transitions from a desk, to shelving, to a window seat that is accessed from the hallway a half level above. The gable-shaped metal roof is expressed on the interior as a sloped wood ceiling that evokes the inside of a ship’s hull and creates intimate spaces on the second floor that provide moments of respite amidst the busy surroundings.Save this picture!© Seamus PayneProject gallerySee allShow lessVHRS Family Vacation House / Broides architectsSelected Projects3 Patios House / Once Once ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Interior Design: CopyHouses•Tampa, United States Houses United States Structural Engineering: Traction Construction ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957510/512-house-traction-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTraction ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTampaOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 24, 2021Cite: “512 House / Traction Architecture” 24 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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first_imgProceeds from last ever Saab to go to new sustainability fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.  167 total views,  2 views today The very last Saab to leave the factory will be auctioned this month, with the proceeds to benefit research within sustainable mobility.Taking place on the Bilweb Auctions digital auction platform, the proceeds of the auction will be donated to The NEVS Sustainable Mobility Scholarship: a fund set up by Swedish electronic vehicle maker NEVS to promote research within sharing economy and smart mobility acceptance at University West in Sweden.The fund will be awarded to individuals making significant efforts to pave the way for future mobility solutions – ranging from electric car technologies and sharing economies to initiatives for self-driving cars.Stefan Tilk, Vice President, NEVS said:“I’m pleased that the very last petrol-driven car from Saab will contribute to the transition to more sustainable transportation.”Initially, the production of Saab was halted in 2011. But between 2013 and 2014, NEVS, which bought the bankrupt firm – relaunched production in the original Saab factory. The last batch of cars comprised of 420 Saab 9-3 Aeros.The car now being auctioned out is a Saab 9-3 MY14 Silver 2.0T Automatic with approximately 40 miles on the odometer. It was set aside from the production line to undergo a development test that was never carried out and was subsequently used as a reference vehicle during the limited production run.When production stopped in May 2014 the car was parked in the NEVS factory, in the event that petrol car production might resume, and then remained untouched for almost five years.  In addition to getting ownership of the last new Saab, the buyer will be invited to an exclusive visit to the NEVS factory, including the electric car company’s development labs and technical departments, and a full tour of the very rare collection of cars in the Saab Museum.  168 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 8 October 2019 | News Advertisement Tagged with: environment Fundinglast_img read more

first_img Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Twitter Benton McDonald printThe BLUU may no longer be able to host an early-voting site due to a new state law. Photo courtesy: Brandon Kitchin. Voting on campus for next year’s general election could be blocked under a new Texas law. House Bill 1888, which went into effect in September, requires all early-voting sites to operate for the entire 12-day early-voting period.In the past, locations — such as TCU — have been allowed to be open for shorter time periods. For example, during the 2018 midterms, an early voting site in the Brown-Lupton University Union was open for just four days. Not all of the votes were cast by students, but a 2018 study of similar voting sites in Florida found that voters between the ages of 18-22 were 10 times more likely to vote at an on-campus location than an off-campus one. The bill was passed mainly on party lines. Republican lawmakers argued the provision allowing for temporary polling locations needed to be eliminated because it was being abused in school bond elections. Voters waiting in line for early voting in the Brown Lupton University Union in 2016. Photo courtesy: Brandon Kitchin. “The stated intention of this bill was to limit the ability of certain localities, in particular in school bond elections, from temporarily placing voting sites in the schools that would benefit from those bond elections so as to ‘stuff the ballot box’ in favor of borrowing more money,” said Joshua Blank, director of research for the Texas Politics Project.  Critics argue that the bill is also an attempt suppress voter turnout among college students. Last year’s midterms saw a surge in turnout by Texas’ younger voters – a 234% increase in turnout compared to the 2014 midterm election. Democrats gained 12 seats in the Texas House in 2018, along with two each in the State Senate and U.S. House. Former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke became the first Democratic to win Tarrant County in a U.S. Senate election in over 20 years. Currently, Republicans control the legislature with a 17-seat margin. The majority party will be in charge of drawing new districts statewide and for Congress after the 2020 census is complete. Texas Democrats suing state over new early-voting regulations “This was an election that saw significant victories for Democratic candidates both at the local level and significantly more competitive elections at the state level,” Blank said. Young votersThe study from the Pew Research Center shows a growing age divide in partisan preference. Graphic courtesy: Pew Research Center. Voters aged 18-29 leaned strongly Democratic (67%) in the 2018 midterms, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.  Looking forward, the 2020 election could see the first wave of influence from Generation Z. In Chegg’s State of the Student 2019 Report, 80 percent of college students said they planned to vote. However, under the new law, temporary sites at places like TCU, the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County Community College will have to be operational for the entire 12 day early-voting period or not be offered as an early-voting site.  Maya Patel (far left) was part of an unsuccessful effort to block House Bill 1888. Photo courtesy: KXAN. Texas Coordinator for the Campus Vote Project Maya Patel stressed the importance of convenience in a student’s ability to vote. “Having a polling location on campus allows a student to not have to spend time traveling to a location because they’re already on campus and to just be able to have an easier time accessing polls,” she said. “Especially in places where there is not good public transportation and students don’t have cars.”There’s a chance TCU could opt to become a full-time polling place. Abby Vernacchia, academic affairs committee chair for the student government association, said that SGA is looking to work with school and county officials to advocate for a full time early-polling location next November. “I think it’s something, come closer to, SGA will be talking about how can we assist our students because I think it’s important that our students vote and I think it’s really important that our faculty and staff are able to vote on campus,” she said. Verncacchia mentioned the potential ideas of using money from SGA’s general fund to offset some of the county’s costs in hosting the site and getting students registered as election workers to help staff the site. Budget concerns Tarrant County has yet to decide whether they can afford to operate their polling sites at college campuses for the 12-day period. At a commissioners court meeting last month, County Judge Glen Whitley said that they won’t know until they begin looking at the budget for 2020. “A lot of the information that you may have heard with regards to the 2020 election is just not necessarily the case,” he said. “We won’t know until we get to 2020 and start looking at the elections.”County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, whose precinct includes TCU, is a strong supporter of voting sites on college campuses. “I will commit to you that I will do everything conceivable to make sure that there are voting sites on the campuses of our universities in this county,” he said. Tarrant County Elections Administrator Heider Garcia said that some difficulties may arise if they decide to hold early-voting sites at the campuses for 12 straight days as opposed to just three. “I want to wait until we have that discussions with the campuses to see what does it look like for two weeks in a row and not just three days that are contained,” he said. He mentioned potential conflicts with parking, football games, and other weekend activities around the campuses. Garcia said he will bring his initial plans to the commissioners court in the spring.  World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams ReddIt Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. 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first_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF_en News Organisation “The prolonged detention of Maati Monjib, who is being subjected to an all-out campaign of judicial, police and media harassment, is unacceptable,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa bureau. “We call for the immediate withdrawal of all the charges against one of Morocco’s most emblematic critical voices.” Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Their trial, in which the hearings have so far been adjourned more than 20 times, could end with their being sentenced to between one and five years in prison under article 206 of Morocco’s penal code. Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Moroccan journalist Maati Monjib’s detention for the past week on a new charge of money-laundering. The target of judicial harassment for years, this leading intellectual and government critic was arrested by plainclothes police in a restaurant in the Rabat district of Hassan on 29 December and is being held in El Arjat prison. center_img News The money-laundering charge is the result of an investigation announced in October, when the Rabat prosecutor’s office said in a communiqué that the Financial Intelligence Processing Unit had reported “major transfers of funds and a real estate inventory” that did not correspond to the “usual income declared by Maati Monjib and members of his family.” to go further News April 15, 2021 Find out more January 5, 2021 Leading Moroccan journalist held on money-laundering charge June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information The founder of the Moroccan Association of Investigative Journalism (AMJI), Monjib and six other members of the association, including three journalists, have been subjected to a drawn-out trial since November 2015 on charges of endangering state security and receiving illegal foreign funding in connection with the training in investigative journalism they provided under the AMJI’s aegis. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Both Monjib, who is also a well-known historian and human rights defender, and members of his family were questioned by the National Brigade of the Judicial Police in Casablanca during the investigation. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance last_img read more

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News A new shared parking initiative designed to reduce traffic and help people avoid driving in circles to find parking by reserve spaces ahead of time in Pasadena’s busy commercial areas.The City of Pasadena has partnered with P3 Global Management who in turn partnered with Citifyd, a third-party technology developer to come up with a novel parking solution that instantly connects drivers with available parking spaces near their destinations, and even arranges for reduced parking fees for preferred customers.The City and P3GM announced their contract in May of this year, becoming the country’s first public-private partnership to solve urban parking challenges through the shared economy and does not cost the municipality any taxpayer money.P3 Global Management, P3GM for short, is a New York-based global smart city development company that develops public-private partnerships (P3s) and facilitates collaboration between municipalities and the private sector to launch innovative smart city projects.Citifyd, based in Portland, Oregon, uses patented technology and methods to help drivers communicate and transact easily with parking providers and businesses.Under the partnership agreement, the City of Pasadena has engaged P3GM to find a solution to the parking problem especially in commercial areas, and P3GM chose Citifyd to provide the technology that will allow private commercial parking space owners to list their unused and available spaces. Using the Citifyd mobile application, residents and visitors will then be able to book and pay for their preferred parking space.With the platform, drivers can reserve their parking spaces before they leave their home, and will be navigated directly to their spot. This will avoid the congestion and traffic that is created by people circling looking for parking, which is estimated to generate about 30 percent of inner city traffic.“Pasadena has been looking and measuring their parking ability and their parking problem for years now,” says Pedro Cabassa, Operations Manager at P3GM. “We started talking to them last year about ways that we could come in and bring in our platform in solving or alleviating this problem. Together with the City, we reviewed a bunch of solutions that were out there, and we really liked Citifyd, which is the solution that we ended up partnering with.”Cabassa said Citifyd will use mobile apps that will integrate information about unused garages, which he said is abundant in Pasadena. The technology will also integrate with events happening in the city so drivers will find it easier to find parking even during events, which also abound in Pasadena.Sohrab Vossoughi, Citifyd Founder and CEO, said the system will connect the parking owner or organization or company with those looking for parking spaces. The businesses set their rates and their hours, inputs the info into the app, and the driver is able to choose the best parking space close to his or her destination.“They say parking is the problem, but people don’t really look for parking per se; they look for parking because they want to do something after they park,” Vossoughi said. “It is what they want to do after parking that is more important. What we have created is also a merchant application that is integrated into the system.”The system also allows businesses to integrate a rewards system into the parking fees, where customers can collect points by the amount of purchases they’ve had in a store and reduce their parking fees at the business’ parking area.“Dentists could do that and coffee shops could do that,” Vossoughi continued. “They can put their offers online in real time and inform customers of added parking perks, like ‘for every cup of coffee they get 50 cents off the parking fees’ and so on, or for every $20 expenditure, ‘we give you $2 off your parking fees.’”Jeff Thomashow, Director of Project Develkopment at P3GM, said their goal is to “foster public-private partnerships that promote smart city innovation.”“We chose Citifyd for its unrivalled potential to make everyday parking easier and more accessible, at no cost to the city of Pasadena,” Thomashow said.Asked when Pasadena drivers and business could start using the app, Vossoughi said they are currently working with the private parking operators to bring their assets online. A soft launch may be done within two to three weeks, he said, and the system will be fully operational by Black Friday. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. 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first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Photo courtesy Arroyo Seco FoundationThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a settlement in the dispute between environmental groups and the county over the County Flood Control District’s Big Dig sediment excavation program at Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena’s Hahamongna Watershed Park.The supervisors will review the settlement at its meeting on at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7.Beginning in 2014 the Arroyo Seco Foundation and Pasadena Audubon Society have filed two successful lawsuits since 2014 to reduce the negative impacts of the Flood Control District’s $100 million mining and trucking program in the basin behind Devil’s Gate Dam. Both of the lawsuits have led to favorable rulings by Judge James C. Chalfant.The Devil’s Gate Reservoir Restoration Project is a four-year effort to increase flood protection for communities downstream of Devil’s Gate Dam and restore habitat within a popular section of the Arroyo Seco Watershed.Los Angeles County Public Works plans to remove up to 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment from the reservoir that’s immediately behind the nearly 100-year-old dam.The controversial project could last four years and eventually lead to hundreds of truck trips in and out of the Arroyo Seco daily. Known as the Big Dig, the project has come under fire by residents of Pasadena and nearby La Cañada Flintridge.A large amount of sediment has not been removed from Devil’s Gate since 1994, when workers hauled out 160,000 cubic yards of soil and debris. An additional 1 million cubic yards of soil and debris were dumped into the basin by the Station fire in 2009, which burned more than 160,000 acres in Altadena, Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge and Acton.Devil’s Gate is the oldest dam constructed by the LA County Flood Control District, providing flood protection for the cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles.In addition to providing flood relief to communities that have endured nearly a decade of elevated flood risk along the Arroyo Seco, the project will also establish a permanent stormwater maintenance area that allows for the creation of 70 acres of enhanced habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for local communities.The settlement that the Supervisors will consider on Tuesday is the result of legal rulings and long negotiations between the parties and will lead to shrinking the permanent footprint size of the project, verifying the use of the cleanest trucks possible moving the sediment, and restoring additional habitat in the Hahamongna basin at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.Supervisor Kathryn Barger has recommended that the Supervisors approve the settlement agreement. HerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Settlement in Hahamongna Sediment Removal Case Could Come Today By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, July 6, 2020 | 2:20 pmlast_img read more

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Advertisement NewsCollopy brothers admit heroin possession in #LimerickBy Staff Reporter – April 6, 2016 1639 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img TAGScollopyCourtGardaíheroinlimerick Print Previous article#video #goodstuff Rusangano Family – ‘Lights On’Next articleLIT event sees hundreds of students devise future business ideas at ITLG Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Kieran Collopy (pictured) pleaded guilty with his brother Brian of having €50,000 worth of heroin in their possession last December when gardai raided a house in St Mary’s Park in #LimerickTWO #Limerick brothers will be sentenced at Limerick Circuit Court after pleading guilty to drugs offences after Gardai seized €50,000 worth of heroin during a raid last December.Brian Collopy (43) of Kilonan, Ballysimon and Kieran Collopy (40) of St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park had been charged before a special sitting of the District Court when they were found in possession of a quantity of heroin at St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick on December 15.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The brothers were also charged with possession of heroin with intent for sale or supply on the same date.Bail was refused and a High Court application was withdrawn with both men remaining in custody since their arrest in December.This Tuesday, they were further charged with an offence contrary to section 15a of the Misuse of Drugs Act, where the drugs found believed to be for sale or supply were valued in excess of €13,000.A conviction under this legislation carries a mandatory minimum ten year prison sentence.Both were returned to the Circuit Court this week after signing guilty pleas.It is the State’s case that the Collopy brothers were found cutting up the drugs at a kitchen table in the house in St Mary’s Park during an operation involving Gardaí from the national and divisional drugs units, armed Regional Support Unit as well as local detectives.The brothers were refused bail after Gardaí expressed concerns that they would leave the jurisdiction to avoid standing trial and were considered a genuine flight risk.This week, both men were granted free legal aid and assigned two legal counsel each to represent them in the case despite early objections by the State.They are due to appear before Judge Tom O’Donnell at Limerick Circuit Court next week when a date for sentencing will be set. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Previous articleGather for John Shinnors painter ‘in conversation’Next articleChunks of HSE budget swallowed up in legal fees Editor Limerick Virtual Pride 2020 offers an amazing line-up of events Print Limerick Pride goes virtual for 2020 TAGSLGBTILimerick Pride Limerick Pride 2020 to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community online NewsLocal NewsDates for Limerick Pride 2017 announcedBy Editor – January 23, 2017 1739 Advertisement Email Watch: Limerick Pride marks 50 years of Stonewall Riots with ‘World Pride’ themecenter_img Photos: Thousands support Limerick’s celebration of World Pride A proud celebration for American newlyweds at Limerick Pride WhatsApp Linkedin Pictured at the launch of the Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2017 Fashion Show Fundraiser at Chez Le Fab, models Miizz Dainty, Grainne Hackett, Anto Quinlivan, Oisin Ralph and Designer Stephen Lynch.THE countdown to the Limerick LGBTI Pride Festival 2017 has officially begun with the announcement of the dates for this year’s event. The festival will begin on Monday, July 10 and will run through until Sunday, July 16, with the Limerick LGBTQ Parade taking place on on Saturday, July 15.Lou McCormack, Chairperson Limerick LGBTI Pride 2017 said, “We are thrilled to be able to offer a fantastic line up for Limerick LGBTI Pride Festival 2017 and plans are underway to make this the best Pride Limerick has ever seen. There is something for everyone culminating in the annual Pride Parade on Saturday, July 15. We want to welcome everyone to join us in celebrating LGBTI culture in Limerick and show Limerick for the truly open and accepting city that she is.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Pride LGBTI Festival 2017 will feature a multitude of events from workshops, support meetings and discussions to evenings of music and club nights, to cater to the Pride needs of everyone. In the coming months, the Pride committee will be trying to raise much-needed funds to ensure this year’s Pride is bigger and better with a series of fundraisers leading up to the parade.First up is a fashion extravaganza, a Limerick LGBTI Pride 2017 Fashion Show Fundraiser called the Chez Vintage – AfterDark Tea and Alternative Fashion Show at Chez Le Fab, Arthurs Quay Park this Friday, January 27 from 7pm until 9.30pm. Showcasing the best of vintage and secondhand clothing from charity and vintage stores around Limerick.Chez Le Fab will be serving AfterDark Tea and Prosecco and Stray Sines will be providing live Jazz Music before the colourful fashion show. The show will feature alternative models, the majority of whom are drag performers and after the fashion show, there will be live drag show performances.Admission is €10 and admission with AfterDark Tea & Prosecco is €30, with all proceeds going to Limerick LGBTI Pride. See www.LimerickPride.ie. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebooklast_img read more