Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgEngen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEngen Botswana Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a petroleum company which markets and distributes fuel and lubricants through a network of retail outlets in Botswana. The company has a national footprint with approximately 1 500 service and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, including 600 filling stations which have an onsite convenience shop. The company also has interests in property management and letting. Engen Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Petroleum Investment Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/553866/illinois-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard Year:  Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison ArchitectsSave this projectSaveIllinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects Lighting Designer: 2014 Civil Engineer: CopyAbout this officeDirk Denison ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorthernHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 09, 2014Cite: “Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects” 09 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 Year:  Scott Byron & Co. Photographs:  The Michelle Litvin Studio Architects: Dirk Denison Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/553866/illinois-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard United States Altounian Builders Mitchell B. Kohn Lighting Design “COPY” Mechanical, Electrical, And Plumbing Engineer:Building Engineering Systems, James BessCity:NorthernCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© The Michelle Litvin StudioRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Located on a rolling and expansive site in Northern Illinois, the residence is designed as a collection of single storey pavilions systematically distributed into the landscape.Save this picture!© The Michelle Litvin StudioWhen entering the site, a low wall clad in stone emerges from the landscape as an introduction to the architecture of the main building. The programmatic pavilions are collected under an undulating roof plane, visually connecting the activity of the natural landscape to the dynamic composition of the new residence.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe main entry is located between the Bedroom Suite to the north and the Living & Dining Room volumes to the south. The Entry and Service Hall interiors are designed with consistent ceiling planes at a modest height. Upon entering the Living Room, Dining Room & Master Bedroom Suite the ceiling heights expand into an elegant faceted surface, opening expansive views of the surrounding prairie landscape.Save this picture!© The Michelle Litvin StudioThe exterior material palette is composed of a simple combination of stone, wood and glass intended to complement the trees, flowers and grasses typical of the local prairie landscape.Save this picture!© The Michelle Litvin StudioThe interior finishes (hickory, plaster, and a variety of stones) were selected for their subtle colors and textures, allowing the undulating ceiling plane to stand out as the residence’s predominant architectural feature.Save this picture!© The Michelle Litvin StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessEbisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected ProjectsNew Fordham Law School / Pei Cobb FreedSelected Projects Share Projects 2014 Landscape Architect: Photographs Structural Engineer: “COPY” Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects ArchDaily General Contractor: CopyHouses•Northern, United States I.G. Consulting Inc. Houses Enspect Engineering Save this picture!© The Michelle Litvin Studio+ 28 Sharelast_img read more

Zauia House / Mário Martins Atelier

first_img Portugal CopyHouses•Odiáxere, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/572066/zauia-house-mario-martins-atelier Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMário Martins AtelierOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOdiáxereFernando GuerraFG+SGHousesPortugalPublished on November 26, 2014Cite: “Zauia House / Mário Martins Atelier” 26 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More 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 “COPY” Year:  Projects Photographs “COPY” 2014 Zauia House / Mário Martins Ateliercenter_img Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 28 Share Year:  photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. Zauia House is situated on a hill overlooking Vale da Lama, in the Lagos area of the Algarve – Portugal. It is built on a large property, facing east, with an amazing view of the Alvor Estuary and Lagos Bay.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGParadoxically, the design of the house was inspired by the restrictions and limitations imposed on its construction. It is intended to be an architectural object of great simplicity and lightness: balanced, precise and remarkably modern.Save this picture!SectionThe house is purely a white, horizontal structure. Its transparency comes from the long, continuous glassed area, protected from the effects of the sun, which has a spacious, stunningly shaded, south-facing patio.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe house seems to rise out of the ground and nestle in the landscape. However, due to the sloping nature of its physical support, it appears to be unattached and emerges on graceful pillars, reducing the effect of the natural vegetation growing under it.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis vegetation will also come to grow naturally over part of the roof. The house is therefore like a shelter where we feel protected and from where we can enjoy the panoramic views over the valley, Alvor Estuary and the indented coastline of Lagos Bay.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house is on one floor and has four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, toilet, kitchen with support areas, office and living room opening on to a spacious veranda/partly-covered patio, which is part of the front terrace adjoining all rooms. Covered by the natural ground, there is a technical support area and a covered outdoor area for parking, next to a small service patio.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe pool, rectangular and elegant, is the continuation of a water mirror which “pours” out of the supporting wall made of exposed concrete. It has a central platform, also in concrete, as an element to separate it which is used as a deck/sitting area. The wide edge of the pool highlights the presence of water in both in the constructed and natural environments, where the water of the bay blends into the horizon.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAnd for us, in the house, it seems that we reign over the horizon. Pure illusion. It is only the inspiration of architecture that still makes us dream. Fortunately.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessRogers Stirk Harbour’s Geneva Airport Design Receives Planning PermissionArchitecture NewsInfographic: The Five Structural Technologies that Shaped the History of BridgesMisc Share 2014 Houses Zauia House / Mário Martins AtelierSave this projectSaveZauia House / Mário Martins Atelier ArchDaily Architects: Mário Martins Atelier Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/572066/zauia-house-mario-martins-atelier Clipboardlast_img read more

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life in jeopardy — demand his release now!

first_imgLed by Pam Africa (left) demonstrators take to the streets to demand immediate release for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia, March 12. Credit: Joe PiettePhiladelphiaFamily and supporters of Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal became alarmed when they did not get his routine daily calls after April 10. On April 14 officials at SCI Mahanoy finally responded to inquiries from Abu-Jamal’s medical attorneys and admitted that, after complaining of chest pains, he had been taken to a hospital and was scheduled to have surgery.The prison’s cruel and inhumane attitude toward Abu-Jamal and his loved ones could not be more evident. First the renowned Black journalist was kept incommunicado for four days. Then, the minimal information officials provided intentionally left out the name of the hospital, the nature of the alleged surgery and why he had not been allowed to call family, attorneys or medical and spiritual advisors.This marked the second time in just over a month that Abu-Jamal became ill and was taken from the prison to a hospital, and his support network was again kept in the dark. It mirrors the state’s practice when MOVE 9 members Merle, Phil and Delbert Africa became ill in prison, but were denied family contact.At the end of February, Abu-Jamal told family he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including chest pains. The prison claimed three administered COVID tests were negative. In early March he was taken to a hospital in Allentown, Pa., where he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and tested positive for COVID-19. During that hospitalization, Abu-Jamal was cruelly shackled to his bed and denied family contact, until a movement outcry forced them to allow him to call supporter Johanna Fernandez. There is significant evidence, both legal and medical, that he has suffered severe harm from medical, legal, law enforcement and judicial professionals who have not met proper standards.Even prior to the diagnosis of congestive heart disease, Abu-Jamal suffered from hypertension, liver cirrhosis and diabetes — induced by court-documented medical neglect — and the worsening of a severe, debilitating chronic skin condition.Virtual press conferenceIn response to the state’s latest attempt to murder and silence Abu-Jamal, a virtual press conference was organized by his international support movement April 15.  The key demands raised were that Abu-Jamal be allowed immediate contact with his spouse Wadiya Jamal, his principal spokesperson Pam Africa, his personal physician Dr. Ricardo Alvarez and his spiritual advisor Dr. Mark Taylor; that he not be shackled over the course of his treatment so as not to aggravate his skin condition; and that as an innocent man, Abu-Jamal should be freed based on compassionate medical release. According to Dr. Alvarez, “release is his only real treatment option.”Speakers at the press conference included Pam Africa, Wadiya Jamal, Mumia’s grandson Jamal Hart Jr., professor and lifetime activist Angela Davis, journalist and professor Marc Lamont Hill, professor Johanna Fernandez, attorney Bob Boyle, Dr. Alvarez, Erica Caines from Black Alliance for Peace, Dr. Taylor and Philadelphia Black Lives Matter activist Gabriel Bryant, who reported on the upcoming Freedom Weekend April 23-25.Speakers stressed that it is Abu-Jamal’s basic human right to seek counsel from loved ones, supporters and advisors, especially before going into heart surgery. To deny this contact can only add unnecessary stress that could negatively impact the outcome.Opening the event Hill stated: “Mumia is both factually innocent and legally not guilty. At this stage in his life, after spending decades in prison, the only relief is his freedom.”Wadiya Jamal gave a passionate appeal for justice for her spouse, expressing her anguish when he was not allowed to communicate with her for days. She reminded people that “as an investigative journalist, he was the people’s truth teller. We needed him to tell the truth. Now it is our turn to help him.” Due to international pressure on state and prison officials, she was finally able to talk with Mumia earlier in the day.Longtime freedom fighter Angela Davis stated: “I have deep revolutionary love for Mumia, and we stand with him as he grapples with the power of the state. His predicament mirrors that of so many other people behind bars. When we win a victory for Mumia, it is a victory for all prisoners — men, women, cis and trans.”Echoes of slaveryDr. Johanna Fernandez with the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home said: “Prison is about control and the severing of prisoners from families and loved ones. But as soon as you start ringing the alarm, shining light on it and exposing the terror in prisons, the bully starts backing down.“Mumia was sequestered and disappeared. Does that sound familiar? Echoes of slavery — separation from community. Prison officials would not even give straight answers to his attorneys, who have challenged this prison over medical issues in the past. He was barred from reaching out to his loved ones in the run-up to surgery. Think about the barbarity of a system that feels there are no rights of a prisoner that the state must respect. To deny this, the state is establishing conditions for failure of the surgery. We charge the state with genocide by medical neglect.”Dr. Fernandez concluded: “Mumia is shackled to a hospital bed right now. Loud and clear are the echoes of chattel slavery in the Americas, that developed handcuffs, shackles and fetters to control the enslaved population. This practice is now common in prisons throughout the U.S. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections administrator John Wetzel publicly denounced white supremacy, but his prisons are practicing a system of racist barbarity.”Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, Abu-Jamal’s medical advisor emphasized: “It is a basic right that a patient be allowed to seek counsel from loved ones, supporters, spiritual advisors and chosen medical counsel. There was no call to family, and his medical lawyer has suggested that his location was kept intentionally secret. Mumia has a deeply well-founded distrust of institutions, including medical institutions, and the behavior of the PA DOC perpetuates his trauma. “Before this week’s health emergency, Mumia Abu-Jamal was already suffering from COVID-19, congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, liver cirrhosis and a worsening of a severe and debilitating chronic skin condition. Treatment can only go so far in the setting of a prison. We support Mumia from the only possible treatment, which is freedom.” Later in the day Dr. Alvarez was interviewed by TeleSUR English about Abu-Jamal’s condition. (https://tinyurl.com/fdt55bsw)As of now, Abu-Jamal’s surgery is scheduled for April 19.The virtual press event was attended by hundreds of people from around the world, including participants in Austria, Greece, Martinique, S. Africa, Canada and the U.S. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Long View

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week People The Long View Article and Photo courtesy of Caltech Published on Monday, January 11, 2016 | 4:20 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Community News Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Top of the News Straight Line to the Capitol: France Córdova at her apartment in Washington, D.C., overlooking Arlington National Cemetery and the National Mall.In 2014, France Córdova (PhD ’79) was confirmed as the 14th director of the National Science Foundation, the culmination of more than three decades in science, technology, and academic leadership roles. We spoke with the Distinguished Alumna (’07) about her remarkable career, the advancement of women in academia, and her enthusiasm for the future of science.How did you first become interested in science?Growing up, I was always fascinated by science. In high school, I remember learning that Charlie Townes (PhD ’39) had invented the maser. I was riveted. But there was no encouragement in my family or mentorship from my teachers to pursue a career in science. In fact, my mother expected that I would get what she called an MRS degree: Meet somebody, get married, and raise the children. That was just the expectation of the times.Your entry to Caltech wasn’t exactly the typical path. How did you get started?I found my way to Gordon Garmire, a physicist who is best known for his work in high-energy astronomy instrumentation and the diffuse X-ray background. He gave me a job, not as a graduate student but writing computer programs to analyze data. Once again, if it meant getting my foot in the door, I said yes. Then I asked if I could audit courses. I did all the required tests, was graded, and—I think to the surprise of the faculty—did really well. So they decided to admit me as a graduate student in physics.Caltech was a rigorous, collaborative, and fun environment. As graduate students, you were able to learn from and work right alongside all of these incredible minds, like theoretical physicists Murray Gell-Mann and Richard Feynman. You take it for granted when you’re a student. There was also an experimental, bootstrap, hands-on atmosphere. I remember once nearly electrocuting myself at White Sands while scaling up the framework of a rocket in the middle of a lightning storm, all to put some duct tape on an instrument. I have a feeling they wouldn’t allow that now, but that was the kind of place Caltech was. You could do theoretical work and also get your hands involved with experimentation.What do you feel contributed to your success?I can’t say there was ever a strategy. Part of it was that when an opportunity came, I wasn’t afraid of it. I never considered a lack of experience to be a serious obstacle. If you’re going to a job that has bigger authority, you almost never have all the required experience.I’ve never felt that I deserved something. Rather, I consider it a privilege to be a part of the various universities and federal agencies that I’ve served, and to be able to contribute to the culture of science and engineering.last_img read more

Disappointment over weekend vandalism in Kilmacrennan

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Previous articleSetback on plans for Donegal’s first crematoriumNext articleOrganisers of Electric Picnic hopeful festival can take place this summer News Highland Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – March 8, 2021 WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp A Donegal County Councillor is pleading with those responsible for weekend vandalism on a community walkway in Kilmacrennan to stop.The damage was discovered on Saturday morning on the path to Kilmacrennan Park.A fence was deliberately broken and the wood discarded into the trees.It’s believed that the damage was carried out at some stage between noon Friday and early Saturday morning.Local Cllr John O’Donnell says this only latest in a string of other similar incidents and has described the issue as very disappointing:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/jodvandalism.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disappointment over weekend vandalism in Kilmacrennan Facebooklast_img read more

Imelda dumps nearly 4 feet of rain on parts of Texas

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Texas residents are grappling with the effects of Imelda after the storm dumped nearly four feet of rain on parts of the Lone Star State.Imelda brought up to 43” of rain between Winnie and Beaumont in the last three days, most of it falling in just 24 hours.At Houston Bush International Airport, flight arrivals resumed sporadically early Friday morning after more than 900 flights were canceled due to severe rain.In Houston, multiple barges struck the I-10 bridge over the San Jacinto River Thursday night, shutting down the I-10 freeway in both directions, reported Houston ABC affiliate KTRK.Earlier, a man in Jefferson County was “electrocuted and drowned” while trying to move his horse, according to the sheriff’s office. The family of Hunter Morrison, the man killed, said he was not trying to rescue any people, as had been reported locally, and wanted to correct false reports.A second death was reported in Harris County, which includes Houston, as a man drowned after driving his van into floodwaters and became submerged, according to the sheriff’s office.This week’s downpour represents the fourth highest amount of rain from a tropical system in Texas’ recorded history, as well as the seventh highest amount of rain from a tropical system in the recorded history of the United States.Harvey brought 60” of rain to Texas two years ago, which remains the U.S. record for most rain from a tropical system.On Thursday, Houston alone had 9.2” of rain, making it the wettest September day ever recorded in the city.As of Friday morning, most of the rain had moved away from southeast Texas, but as the deep moisture continues to stream from the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Imelda, more rain is possible in Houston and Beaumont.National Weather Service flash flood watches and flood warnings continue for Houston and east to Lake Charles, Louisiana, because the ground is so saturated that it can’t handle any more rain — making flash flooding possible with only 1″ more of additional rain.Most of the rain from Imelda will combine with a cold front in the Midwest and bring heavy rain there, with up to 1” of rain forecast around Houston in the next 24 hours and into the weekend.Elsewhere, a new storm system will move out of the Rockies and bring severe storms to the Upper Midwest and the northern Plains for the Dakotas, Nebraska and parts of Minnesota.The biggest threat will be damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes.As this system moves east, heavy rain is also expected over the weekend in the Plains and the Midwest and into the Great Lakes, with flash flooding possible.In the Atlantic, Jerry now a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 105 mph, as it begins to move north of the Leeward Islands.The worst of Jerry will miss the islands, with just some rain and gusty winds possible in northern Leeward Islands later Friday.By next week, Jerry will re-curve north and east, away from the U.S., but it could hit Bermuda as a possible Category 1 hurricane. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cuomo re-ups commercial eviction ban

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty; iStock)Landlords hoping to rid themselves of non-paying commercial tenants will have to wait a little longer.In an executive order issued Dec. 11, Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended New York’s ban on commercial evictions and foreclosures through Jan. 31, 2021. The ban was set to expire at the end of this year. Cuomo has repeatedly extended the ban, but cannot do so for more than a month at a time.Read moreCRE lawyers: You’re stuck with that leaseLawmakers mull action on evictions as rent relief expansion stallsLandlords jarred by sudden drop in rent collection There are still some avenues for landlords stuck with non-paying tenants to seek recourse. As was the case with the previous bans, the restrictions apply only to foreclosures and evictions due to non-payment. Commercial evictions initiated before March 17 have been able to proceed since Sept. 4.The governor’s order made no mention of residential evictions, which are subject to limits through the end of the year. Currently, the Tenant Safe Harbor Act allows landlords to seek money judgments from residential tenants rather than an eviction, as long as the tenant can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.The TSHA does not prevent the filing of residential evictions, however. Between June and November 2020, there have been 28,490 eviction filings in New York City — a little less than half the usual amount of eviction filings. Only a handful of evictions have been executed in New York City, although evictions are ramping up elsewhere in the state.Although the legislature has largely taken a subordinate role to Cuomo during the state’s response to the pandemic, Democratc lawmakers have signaled that could change.According to political sources, the state Senate intends to take action before the end of the year to extend limits on residential evictions. In order for the state legislature to do so before Christmas, a bill would need to be crafted and printed by the end of this week.Contact Georgia Kromreicenter_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* TagsAndrew CuomoCoronavirusEvictionslast_img read more

Being Jordan – Katie Price

first_imgNowadays, the innocent appreciation of the breast is a limited practice at best, excluded from popular culture and forcefully confined to pervy Scouse readers of Viz and a regiment of cropped-haired women belonging to a certain all-female college. Think about it: the emergence of feminism has made people feel guilty about the merits of the mammary. Even your average Essex girl in her white-stilletoed glory feels the burden. When accosted by the geezer-like cadences of “phwoar, look at them knockers” at the The Slug and Something-or-other pub, the Essex girl obligingly talks of objectification and sexism, despite the attention she gets from her 32DD jugs. Appreciating a breast’s circularity, its noble roundness, its pink, brown and olive warmthis invariably perversion to most people. Should we call the great breastobserver, the artist Poussin, a pervert? Should the genius of Virgil, who said, “can heavenly breasts such stormy passions feels”, be accused of voyeurism? In such an unjust world, figures like Jordan a.k.a. Katie Price only do the breast greater wrongs, with their own travestied aesthetic. Her long awaited autobiography Being Jordan is not a glimpse into the real identity behind Jordan, but a biased history of her failed performances. Anyone who was lucky enough to hear Jordan reading extracts from the book on Radio 1 will know that not only did she have no clue what was in the book, but when she came to read it aloud it contained some tricky words far beyond her comprehension. It is not unusual these days to intellectualise an odd phenomenon (Big Brother, Pop Idol, etc.) but let’s be honest, the only reason Jordan exists is because of her mammoth breasts and unnatural propensity to shed clothes in jungles. To be fair, one would find more interest in the medical records of a septuagenarian trying to rid himself of his leathery man-breasts than in this botched clap-trap; Jordan is the mere embodiment of plebeian culture obsessed with Footballer’s Wives, Heat and blondness, a cultural booby-trap, period. Now, back to the innocence of breasts.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004last_img read more

Carson’s Brewery Is Partnering With It Takes A Village Canine Rescue

first_imgchannel 44 news: New Branded Beer Launched to Raise Awareness For Abused, Neglected AnimalsNOVEMBER 17TH, 2017  TYRONE MORRIS INDIANA Carson’s Brewery is partnering with It Takes a Village Canine Rescue for a specially brewed and branded beer.It’s called the Fur-Ever Home Tropical Ale. It was a way for ITV Board Member and Volunteer Brian Buxton to support local business, and bring awareness to the needs of homeless, abused and neglected animals.Initial production is set for 32,000 cans and there will also be kegs shipped to local restaurants.You can sample the Fur-Ever Home Tropical Ale for yourself starting in early December.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img