White Concrete Old House / I/O architects

first_imgCopyHouses, Extension•Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888120/white-concrete-old-house-i-o-architects Clipboard White Concrete Old House / I/O architectsSave this projectSaveWhite Concrete Old House / I/O architects Architects: I/O architects Area Area of this architecture project Bulgaria Save this picture!© Assen Emilov+ 35Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeI/O architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionStara ZagoraBulgariaPublished on February 01, 2018Cite: “White Concrete Old House / I/O architects” 01 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore 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 Projects Products used in this ProjectWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Arte 2.0Team:Georgi Katov, Viara Jeliazkova, Rositsa HristovaStructural Engineering:Petar ChernevCity:Stara ZagoraCountry:BulgariaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Assen EmilovText description provided by the architects. Prior to its reconstruction,
this house from the 1920-ties was a romantic ruin surrounded by authentic and new-built fragments of ancient Augusta Traiana and rather isolated from the contemporary city, yet in its very center.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Assen EmilovThe intervention continues the game of time offsets and brings the design to a contemporary interpretation of the avant-garde, at the time the house was built.
A new volume of white concrete complements the structure and the program of the old house.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovThe composition of the openings, the ambiguous elements of the addition and the materiality blend the two distinct entities. The space of the new stair and its design bring light into the center of the entire composition. The new glossy white concrete slabs integrate and conceal all the contemporary technology of the house.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Assen EmilovProject gallerySee allShow lessA Placemaking Approach to Design Accredited WebinarEventQimen Black Tea House / Atelier LaiSelected Projects Share Area:  425 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2017 Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: Jansen, Alivar, Dekko, Key Sbabo Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/888120/white-concrete-old-house-i-o-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Assen Emilov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs White Concrete Old House / I/O architectslast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/5/2013

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/5/2013  Print This Post in Featured, Media, Webcasts Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/5/2013 June 6, 2013 447 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: DSNews Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2013-06-06 DSNews Previous: Fixed Rates Up for Fifth Straight Week Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 6/6/2013 Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Will Recent Executive Order on Evictions Protect Homeowners?

first_img Previous: How COVID-19 Is Changing the Mortgage Market Next: Record-Breaking Month for Mortgage-Backed Securities at Ginnie Mae Sign up for DS News Daily Will Recent Executive Order on Evictions Protect Homeowners? Related Articles August 11, 2020 1,583 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago President Donald Trump on Saturday signed an executive order he said would protect Americans from eviction, along with other items.While some housing experts and advocates are grateful for the effort, others say the White House could do more.President Trump stepped in due to a deadlock among lawmakers charged with drawing up a COVID-related stimulus relief bill. This week, housing advocates weighed in on Trump’s “Executive Order on Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners.”David Dworkin, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC), and Maxine Waters, Congresswoman (D-California) and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman, each published letters this week analyzing Trump’s latest order.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) also commented on the executive order by way of a statement from NAR President Vince Malta—he expressed gratitude for the president’s effort to help struggling homeowners but also concern that the order may not go far enough.”While NAR appreciates and is supportive of White House efforts to ensure struggling Americans can remain in their homes, we are disappointed in the administration’s decision to not tie an eviction moratorium with rental assistance—as they must be,” said Malta, a Broker at Malta & Co., Inc., in San Francisco.”We now strongly urge the administration and Congress to a come to swift, bipartisan resolution that protects both renters and housing providers.”Upon signing the order, Trump said, “I am protecting people from eviction.”Both Dworkin and Waters remained critical of the order, however, because it does not extend the eviction moratorium that expired at the end of last month.A different federal eviction moratorium is still in place, but it is set to end on August 31. That one, imposed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, pauses foreclosures and evictions for single-family homes that have mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The executive order calls on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “consider” whether an additional eviction ban is needed.Waters, who called the order “misleading,” added that the order does not provide any new federal funding to help households struggling to afford housing costs.Dworkin says Trump’s executive order on evictions “is not enough to forestall an eviction crisis.”A lengthy moratorium, as some have sought, also would not be a good long-term solution, Dworkin added, because it ultimately hurts landlords and puts borrowers and renters into deep debt.“If mass evictions are bad this month, they are just as bad next month,” he said. “Ultimately, only comprehensive federal rental assistance can resolve an eviction crisis.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Eviction eviction moratorium Executive Order FHFA NAR NHC President Donald Trump  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Eviction eviction moratorium Executive Order FHFA NAR NHC President Donald Trump 2020-08-11 Christina Hughes Babbcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / Will Recent Executive Order on Evictions Protect Homeowners? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Police given extra time to question man over suspicious death in Derry

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleCovid-19 incidence rate below national average in most areas of DonegalNext articleBritish government accused of having ‘lack of respect’ for the EU News Highland Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Police have been given an extra 24 hours to question a man over the suspicious death of a 21 year-old woman at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry.The woman died at the hospital on the 9th of August last year, after an incident at an address in Gortnessy Meadows in Derry on the 3rd of August.Detectives from the Major Investigation Team continue to question the 33 year-old man. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Police given extra time to question man over suspicious death in Derry Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – March 5, 2021 Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Australian police find no crime in Vatican money transfers

first_imgCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police say they have found no evidence of criminal misconduct in money transfers from the Vatican that a financial agency mistakenly inflated by almost $1.8 billion and fueled corruption speculation. Australian Federal Police investigated the transfers to Australia that the country’s financial intelligence agency, Austrac, reported to the Senate in December amounted to $1.8 billion over six years. Austrac last month revealed it had vastly overstated the sums, blaming the miscalculation on a computer coding error. The Vatican said transfers to Australia since 2014 amounted to $7.35 million and were for legitimate expenses including running its embassy and contractual debts.last_img

Elections held in dorms after officials move off campus due to coronavirus concerns

first_imgThe ongoing pandemic has given rise to several changes at Notre Dame. Beyond the ever-present HERE campaign stickers and the mask mandate across campus, there was a shift in residential life. Due to possible health concerns, students were given the option to continue living at dorms, take a gap year or opt to move off-campus.In turn, this change in residential policy affected different halls’ leadership positions, as officials in Alumni, Dillon, Howard and Lewis Halls and Morrissey Manor decided to move out of their respective dorms.According to Article 17, Section 3 of the Student Constitution, officials — such as the hall senator, president and SUB representative — must reside in the dorm they wish to represent throughout the entirety of their term.Junior Matthew Bisner, the Judicial Council President, said that once the news about the shift in residential policy was released in June, the Judicial Council, in conjunction with the President’s Council, began to work on establishing what procedures had to be implemented in case of a vacancy.“The whole President’s Council and senate contacted their people and basically asked them to self-report. The final number was six officials, and I reached out to them to confirm this,” Bisner said.Junior Noelle Dana, who served as senator for Howard Hall and opted to have a year off, confirmed she had received an email from student government president Rachel Ingal, vice president Sarah Galbenski and chief of staff Aaron Benavides asking her to report her living situation. However, she added that student government told senators they would have to step down if they moved out of their halls.“I got an email from Rachel, Sarah and Aaron saying, ‘If you decide to move off campus, you have to vacate your position, and we’ll coordinate with Judicial Council to hold another election,’” Dana said.Dana, who was replaced as senator by sophomore Albertina Estrada Martinez, said the decision was “disheartening” as it lacked deliberation.“There was no asking, there was no, ‘Hey, we should maybe meet at the senate and discuss this.’ There was no, ‘Let’s meet with your dorm and ask your dorms if you want to discuss it.’ It was just the lateral decision-making,” she said.Ultimately, the five dorms replaced their officials. However, the process was different for each of them. Dillon, Howard and Morrissey held elections, while Lewis chose to forgo them. In Alumni, elections were contemplated, but the decision was facilitated because one candidate ran unopposed.According to Bisner, the main reason why the solution varied across dorms is due to a lack of information in the Student Constitution.“The biggest complication is that our Constitution isn’t built in a way that’s comprehensive,” Bisner said. “So right from the get-go, people were asking about lines of succession, which is nothing that’s in the Constitution. We really had to think on the fly about how this process would work for most of them and proceeded as the Constitution requires.” Nicole Simon | The Observer Alumni Hall, a men’s dorm on South Quad, is home to the proud Dawgs. Junior Clay Talbot will take over as hall president this year after elected-president Matthew Dotson chose to move off-campus.Dillon Hall’s former president junior John Plaza echoed Dotson’s sentiments but said it was the best decision for his residence hall.“Serving as the president of Dillon Hall was an honor I was looking forward to. However, after seeing how different dorm life is this year and how difficult it is to be a freshman given the current circumstances, I understand that the leader of the Dillon community should be living amongst his constituents,” Plaza said.Even though he was “extremely upset” in the beginning, Plaza said he trusted that Dillon’s new president, junior John Sayut, “will be the exact leader Dillon Hall needs during this very unusual time.”“I’m hoping that [Sayut] will be able to find creative ways to engage the freshmen this upcoming year,” Plaza said. “I know that many of the things freshmen typically rely on to build strong relationships will no longer be possible due to COVID-19, so it will take a lot of brainstorming to find solutions that engage the community as a whole.”Sayut became his dorm’s president Friday after running against five other candidates and ultimately winning the run-off election. Even though he has never held a student government position, Sayut said he aspired to engage with the community and possible holding events in the future.“I’m looking forward to hopefully having the time necessary in like, March, April to organize events like Opening Day and Stache Bash,” Sayut said. “Also holding president and VP office hours. So hopefully be listening to a lot of people’s ideas about socially distant events and how people want to stay connected.”For his part, Talbot, Alumni Hall’s new president, was inspired to run after working during Welcome Weekend. He said he was striving to find ways to enable the first-years to meet different people.“We were talking about doing socials with a lot of the other dorms, that way our freshmen could have a way to meet people. And then we hope to do events in the future like Dive Night,” Talbot said. “We can’t use the Rock, but we’ll figure out a way to get like kiddie pools or something. And then we’re going to see if we can have a whole bunch of stuff outside that we can just do as a dorm.”Talbot said that his term’s goal was to maintain the community spirit in his dorm, as residential life has played an essential part in his growth at Notre Dame.“Dorm life at Notre Dame is something that’s absolutely magical and completely different from any other campus,” he said. “I know I have a certain bias towards Alumni, but I just think there’s a lot of stuff that’s happened on campus in my past year and a half of being here that’s turned me into the person I am today.”Tags: hall elections, hall president’s council, residential life, Student Constitution, Student government, SUB An unprecedented Constitutional dilemmaAs stated by Article 14, Section 3 of the Student Constitution, a new election must be held within two academic weeks if there’s a vacancy in an elected office “due to resignation or recall.”However, this merely pertains to positions within student government and not Hall Presidents Council (HPC) and does not inform the procedures that must be followed if an official moves off campus. The same shortcomings are found in HPC bylaws. This lack of information gave rise to a dilemma in Lewis Hall when the elected fall vice president, junior Meghan Allman vacated her position.According to Lewis Hall president junior Clair Wilson, Judicial Council sought to implement an election, but she argued the spring vice president, junior Radka Pribyl Pierdinock, should take over Allman’s duties as the three had been elected as a ticket.“The only way to repeat the process would be if the entire ticket vacated and we ran a re-election for all positions. I argued that there were no grounds for this in the constitution because the process couldn’t be replicated if our entire ticket wasn’t subject to a re-election,” Wilson said. “Nowhere in the Constitution does it specify that VPs have to be elected for a specific semester, but rather that they have to be elected for one semester.”According to Wilson, after an “extremely challenging” process, Pribyl Pierdinock was selected as the sole vice president for Lewis Hall.“It was very frustrating, but in the end, the Judicial Council in conjunction with our advisor helped us to come to a solution,” Wilson said. “I did feel like I shouldn’t have had to fight for the outcome, given that it seemed like the simplest and most obvious, but I respect that those involved were trying to follow the guidance of the Constitution.”Bisner said the “Vice President Transition Rule” — having the spring or fall vice president fully take on the position’s duties — was implemented in other dorms as well to simplify the process.In Alumni, for instance, junior Marcelo Castellanos became the dorm’s sole vice president when junior Clay Talbot, the former spring vice president, took on the president’s position after junior Matthew Dotson vacated. The same was established in Morrissey, as the spring vice president, sophomore Tom Novy, became the only vice president when junior Matthew Kearney departed the fall vice president responsibilities. Also in Morrissey, first-year Logan Stucke replaced juniorBrennan Horvath as SUB representative.Looking toward the futureThe decision to withdraw was not an easy one, according to Alumni Hall’s former president, but “nothing comes before health during a pandemic.”“Vacating the position was an extremely difficult decision. I fought with it for weeks and went back and forth a couple times,” Dotson said. “I felt as if I was letting down the dorm; however, these are obviously extraordinary circumstances and that calls for some tough decisions.”last_img read more

Culture plays role in police diversity

first_img“In order to match the demographics of the city, you certainly shouldn’t compromise your standards,” he said. However, critics say change isn’t happening fast enough. Zanku Armenian of the Armenian National Committee said the department needs to step up recruitment while training current officers to better navigate the community. “Just like you would have diversity training in a major corporation, there needs to be that kind of fundamental training in the department in order to evolve the culture,” said Armenian, a board member of the group’s western region chapter. “It takes a long time and very thoughtful effort.” Past friction between the department and some Armenians has fostered a measure of distrust. Stephan Partamian, an Armenian community activist, said police made it a point to pull over people of color in the 1980s, a time before the city’s demographics shifted. “I think right now, it’s the best as ever,” said Partamian, who hosts a call-in television show. “Glendale police have done very well in adapting to the multicultural face of Glendale. … But every week, people call me to complain.” A lot of the calls are rooted in cultural misunderstanding, Partamian said. He recalls a run-in he had last year with an officer during a traffic stop: “He came to the window. … In a very bad manner, he asked me something – then he spit on the floor, like something I had seen in a Western movie. “I gave him my driver’s license, and he asked me how many times had I been arrested,” Partamian said. “I think it’s impolite.” Partamian said he took the issue to the City Council – three of the five councilmen are of Armenian descent – and met with Adams, who listened to his concerns. “It turned out he was a rookie officer and had a habit of chewing tobacco.” That’s not to say would-be Armenian-American criminals won’t try to take advantage of a common ethnicity. “Obviously, that’s happened,” said Abrahamian, a 10-year Glendale police veteran who was born in Iran and grew up in Los Angeles. “I’ve arrested somebody and they would say, `How is it? Can you let me go?’ “The answer is, no.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to city and census estimates, at least 30 percent of its residents are Armenian-American, 20 percent are Latino and 17 percent Asian-American. But the current force of 253 officers – 6 percent are of Armenian descent, 23 percent Latino, 6 percent Asian-American and 60 percent white – still needs to catch up. “Ideally, you want your police force to match the demographics of the city,” Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams said in a recent interview. “The reality is, that does not happen overnight.” The department has made progress – a decade ago, only three officers out of a force of 195 were Armenian-American, compared with seven in 2002 and 14 today. The difficulty lies in finding enough recruits who meet department standards – and a cultural bias of some Armenian families who view law enforcement as a blue-collar profession to be avoided, Adams said. GLENDALE – Tigran Topadzhikyan was born in Soviet-era Armenia, a repressive place where police officers didn’t have the best public image. So it wasn’t entirely a surprise that his mother would frown on his decision to pursue a law enforcement career. “My mom was a little apprehensive,” said Topadzhikyan, 31, who has served as a Glendale police officer for more than a decade. “She thinks it was dangerous even when I was an (police) Explorer. I was the first one in my family doing something like that. She supports me throughout now.” Topadzhikyan and Lola Abrahamian, also of Armenian descent, were among four officers recently promoted to sergeant – a boon to a department that has been trying to diversify its force to police an increasingly diverse city of 207,000. last_img

Johannesburg on the move

first_imgIf you’re a city person, you will love Johannesburg. It’s a vibrant and dynamic place with a throbbing pulse and an awesome sense of rhythm.Johannesburg is known as the City of Gold. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterJohannesburg is the major international gateway into South Africa so you are quite likely to spend, at the very least, a few hours in this rather misunderstood and misrepresented city. It’s a vibrant and dynamic place with a throbbing pulse and an awesome sense of rhythm.Everyone is on the move – doing business, making money, jogging, going to gym, cycling, partying till late, eating out, and attending shows, movies and exhibitions. If you’re a city person, you will love Johannesburg.The older part of the city is developing an interesting character – in parts somewhat neglected and a bit scary, and in parts humming with a new kind of vibrancy.It is the de facto capital of Africa – in the centre of Johannesburg, you will find people from all over the continent, and in some pretty unusual and out-of-the way venues, you can sample their cuisine and jive to their music – not for the faint of heart, though.Also in the city centre is the Civic Theatre, and the Newtown Cultural Project, with Museum Africa. But the head offices of major corporations, and the majority of businesses, have moved out to the northern suburbs and to Midrand – the burgeoning industrial, commercial, semi-agricultural and residential area halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria.The northern suburbs radiate a sense of opulence and prosperity. The many shopping malls carry a vast range of high quality consumer goods, including many luxuries, and the hundreds of restaurants and coffee shops offer a wide range of fashionable cuisines.There really is a lot to do in Johannesburg. You could go on an escorted tour of Soweto, which is not the voyeuristic horror it sounds like. It’s actually a mind-expanding experience as you see not only how other people live, but also how this resilient community contributed to South Africa’s liberation struggle.A visit to Gold Reef City is a fun day out with amusement rides and a reconstructed mining village, but it is a lot more authentic than most theme parks. The trip down a gold mine is a real eye-opener, but that’s nothing compared to the paradigm shift many people may experience in visiting the Apartheid Museum, also at Gold Reef City.And for the golf enthusiast, Johannesburg is a wonderful destination. The city boasts an ideal climate for spending time out on the fairways under the bright African sun, and golfers here are blessed for choice – there are golf courses aplenty in the city and more widely in its province, Gauteng.Golf courses in GautengIf you’d prefer something unbelievably beautiful, watch a performance by the Lippizaner horses on a Sunday morning, at their premises in Kyalami. You could do a walking tour to look at some lovely old buildings, or just park off at a coffee shop in a mall and watch the world and its wallet walk past.Source: South African TourismWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Help stop dog fighting

first_imgSouth Africa’s NSPCA has been protecting animals for more than six decades and now calls on the public to help it rid our neighbourhoods of dog fighting. Support its crowd funding initiative and give its Special Investigations Unit the strength it needs to make a telling difference.Support the NSPCA’s crowd funding initiative and give its Special Investigations Unit the strength it needs to effectively address the issue of dog fighting. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Mathiba MolefeSouth Africa’s SPCA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has been working to protect animals for more than 60 years.Its ongoing efforts to safeguard the welfare of animals have largely relied on the support the organisation gets from the public.The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has now directed a large portion of its resources to the battle against dog fighting in South Africa. The organisation will be expanding its Special Investigations Unit to bolster efforts to stop dog fighting.The unit conducts undercover work countrywide to find dogs that are being used for illegal dog fighting, conducting raids and rescues where necessary.“Dog fighting is a subject that people should be outraged about,” said Wendy Willson, a senior inspector and manager of the unit.“In addition to the horrific suffering of the animals involved, the crime has a devastating effect on the people, children and societies where it is happening and the communities who tolerate its existence.”Help end dog fightingTo help the unit continue rescuing dogs that have been caught in the cruelty of dog fighting, the NSPCA appeals to business and the public to help it raise the funds it needs.If you or anyone you know would like to help the NSPCA and its Special Investigations Unit end dog fighting you can donate to its crowd-funding initiative created with help from Different.Org, a crowd-funding platform for NGOs and initiatives aimed at benefitting society.You can also help the organisation by reporting any suspicious activity in your area to the NSPCA via these contact details:Email: [email protected]: 011 907 3590Website: nspca.co.zaYour identity is protected and you can remain anonymous.Play Your PartEveryone can make a positive difference in their own way. How are you working to support the development of those less fortunate?Are you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through your everyday actions? Do you know of anyone who deserves recognition for improving South Africa and its people?If you do, then don’t hesitate to submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.If we don’t get actively involved in creating a better future for South Africa, then who will? Step up and play your part in our country’s journey to greatness.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast December 12, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We look to be able to get through the entire day today with only clouds to deal with in a large majority of the state, not precipitation. However, the exception to that statement lies in NE Ohio.  A disturbance continues to move east over the Great Lakes, but seems to keep most of the precipitation north of the MI line today and north of Lake Erie. Clouds build south into Ohio, but we should stay mostly dry. in NE Ohio, we do see a development of lake effect snow later today into this evening, and that snow could bring accumulations of 2-5″ especially close to the PA line, and near Erie, PA. WE need to stress that this is the only area that we have a concern about snow. There is better potential for sunshine the farther south you go today. Temps push to near normal levels. We also stay dry tomorrow, but clouds remain over a large part of the state. South winds take temps up a little further, and we may see parts of the state slightly above normal on Friday. We may not even see moisture right off the top Friday. But rather scattered showers work in Friday afternoon and evening, and then settle south, bringing on and off moisture to the southern half of the state from Saturday into early Sunday.  Combined, we are looking at .25”-1” from I-70 southward, but the coverage and totals do not look nearly as strong on this recent batch of data we are looking at. However, we are going to leave the forecast alone this morning, and will look at changing it to a drier forecast if this data continue to point that way tomorrow  morning. Right now we will put coverage at 50% of the state  for the duration of the event. The map at right shows the potential new moisture totals for the weekend event.  We will make a call on this tomorrow. On the backside of the system, we get some sunshine to build back on Saturday, and we see sunny, dry weather in control from Sunday through next Wednesday. Several high pressure circulations will drift over the region during that dry stretch. Late next week we get some clouds to build back in, and we have to keep an eye out for some scattered light precipitation late Thursday through Friday. Moisture totals do not look that impressive, mostly at a few hundredths to a tenth or two, liquid equivalent. For the rest of the extended period, we are going a little drier this morning. Cold air starts to move in around the 22nd, meaning we would have an air mass that would support snow. However, we do not really see good moisture ahead of the Christmas holiday, so the prospects for a white Christmas are low at this time.  The chances for snow into the 23rd are still there, but the system looks less impressive, and track is highly variable.last_img read more