First Lessons House / Ray Dinh Architecture

first_img 2017 Photographs:  Peter BennettsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. The beauty of this project is the site itself, which overlooks the Portsea Lagoon and Wildlife Reserve. First Lessons House sits low amongst the existing myrtle and tea-trees, at the back corner of the site.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsLike many architect’s first project’s, this one came through family. The owners wanted “a house that allows for as much outdoor space as possible, and opens up to the garden”. The challenge was to retain the native bush character of the landscape, while meeting the clients brief.Save this picture!Site PlanOn a square block, the L-shaped house is carefully sited to take advantage of the northern sun, tree canopy shade, existing contours, prevailing winds and views to the lagoon. Charred blackbutt, concrete and corrugated iron were chosen as robust, earthy materials that are softened by the natural light and landscape.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsTo balance budget and brief, the entire roof and back of the house is made of standard timber frame and corrugated cladding. The costs were then focused on detail of the northern elevation and the view. Large sliding doors disappear behind walls to offer an uninterrupted view and seamless transition to the garden. On rainy days, the doors can be left open to allow the house to breathe, and the familiar sound of rain on a tin roof can be heard. Over these doors, high windows with charred timber battens filter the northern sun and highlight views to the treetops. In winter, the warm concrete floor is the favoured spot for the cat to lie in the dappled light.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe deck is an extension of the open plan living area, and the fireplace is the focal point of the indoor / outdoor living spaces. From Spring to Autumn, most dinners are outside between the Kitchen and BBQ. Cool nights are spent beside the comfort of the fire, watching the tea tree brush spark up the flames and listening to the calls of the nature reserve birds.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA shortcut through the garden is the best route to the Rumpus Room, which is located far from parents and at the end of the L-shaped plan.  It frames views to the Lagoon, and its location encourages mischief and separation for the main living space. The sleeping zones are more basic – bed, robe and view to the garden.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe clients envisioned the house becoming a central meeting point to be shared and borrowed by family and friends. A place for retreat, for BBQs and celebrations of all sorts.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsElsewhere on the site, the garage houses surf boards, wetsuits, tools, gardening equipment and the band equipment, but no cars yet. The water tanks, services, clothesline and wood pile live behind the house to the south. Beyond the carport is an outdoor shower and bench seat, under the entry timber batten pergola. The blackbutt front door and battens are a warm contrast to the charred timber.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsFirst Lessons House is an attempt to get the basics right, and to create a house that responds to its context and the owner’s daily habits.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessLe Temps / DC. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Australia First Lessons House / Ray Dinh ArchitectureSave this projectSaveFirst Lessons House / Ray Dinh Architecturecenter_img Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904466/first-lessons-house-ray-dinh-architecture Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Ray Dinh Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Everyclick wins hottest new start up at digital awards

first_imgEveryclick.com, the search engine that helps charities, has been voted Hottest New Start Up at The Imperative Digital Awards.Four organisations were nominated for the award which is targeted at young, growing companies making an impact in the digital arena. Readers of netimperative voted Everyclick the winner.Polly Gowers, CEO of everyclick, said: “It is great to be recognised by the digital world and it makes all the hard work worthwhile. The team has gone above and beyond the call of duty to get everyclick up and running, so this award is a great acknowledgement of what they’ve put into it.” Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Digital Howard Lake | 1 April 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Everyclick wins hottest new start up at digital awards  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

What happens to charitable giving at Christmas?

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 21 December 2012 | News Cathy Pharoah, Professor of Charity Funding at Cass Business School in London, discusses the trends of charitable giving during the Christmas period. She reports that giving does go up by about 5% at Christmas: we don’t give more but more people give at this time.www.cassknowledge.com/video-podcast/video/episode-145-what-happens-charitable-giving-christmas-cass-knowledge Tagged with: christmas Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics What happens to charitable giving at Christmas? Advertisement  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  59 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New Central South Regional Group for IoF

first_img A new IoF Regional Group covering Guildford, Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth, Swindon and Salisbury is launching, with its first meeting on 27 September.The Central South group will officially launch at the event at the Guildhall Courtyard in Winchester on Thursday 27 September, which will take place between 6pm and 8pm.There will be an opportunity to meet local committee members, to network, to hear more about the group’s plans and give views to help it develop its programme of events and training, and to meet IoF Chief Executive Peter Lewis.  Tickets are free and can be booked via the Institute of Fundraising site. The group is also on Twitter at @IoFCentralSouth.  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising  69 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 New Central South Regional Group for IoF Melanie May | 28 August 2018 | Newslast_img read more

Demanding answers as Black student dies in Iowa jail

first_imgDes Moines, Iowa — Thirty-eight-year-old Lamont Walls died at Broadlawn’s Hospital in Des Moines after being found unconscious in his cell at Polk County Jail on March 25.Lamont WallsWalls was a student at the American College of Hairstyling when he was arrested by two plainclothes police officers on March 23 during what police called a “narcotics investigation.”  One witness, Temmera Donnelly, said the officers failed to identify themselves. (kcci.com, March 29)Officers said Walls tried to run away and consumed what “looked like” a bag of narcotics. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was released to Polk County Jail after a medical evaluation. He was arrested for a “probation violation” and “interference with official acts.” (kcci.com)Two days later, at around 5:30 p.m., Walls was found to be unresponsive by the jail’s staff. He was then transported to Broadlawn’s Hospital, where he died in police custody.Family members and community groups like Iowa Citizens for Justice are suspicious about the circumstances surrounding Walls’ arrest and untimely death.Before being taken to jail, Walls was conveyed by medics to the Methodist Medical Center for evaluation. Later, it was reported that an autopsy found nine small bags of heroin in Walls’ stomach.Community activists are demanding that hospital officials explain why Walls got released from their care if he had swallowed drugs. “Laws should be changed or policies should be changed if someone was seen by an officer swallowing drugs, it should be mandatory because that probably could have prevented him from dying,” Walls’ family friend Calvetta Williams said. (whotv.com, April 3)Black Lives Matter activist Kaija Carter, who helped organize a vigil with Walls’ family, said in a public statement that Walls “was brutalized by Des Moines police.”The family is calling on authorities to release medical records, arrest reports, jail surveillance video and other evidence to corroborate the official story. They also support the formation of an “independent commission for citizens to report cases of police brutality.”On March 27, a candlelight vigil was held outside the Polk County Jail to honor Walls’ memory.“We demand answers for our brother,” Carter said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Abortion access threatened during pandemic

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this “These anti-choice governors have created a health crisis within a health crisis,” Julie Burkhart told the April 16 Los Angeles Times. She is the founder and CEO of Trust Women, which runs nonprofit health care clinics in Wichita, Kan., and Oklahoma City, Okla.In Texas, the Trust. Respect. Access. coalition was formed by 14 organizations in 2019  to push back against the anti-abortion ordinances by working with local activists to speak out.Burkhart was referring to governors in eight Southern and Midwestern states — Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio and Iowa — who took it upon themselves to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a chance to ban abortions. They contend that since abortions are “elective” procedures and not “essential” medical care, scarce personal protective equipment should not be used to provide them.In addition, a total of 18 states, including Kentucky, Utah, West Virginia, Alaska, Arkansas and Indiana, signed a friend of the court brief supporting the Texas ban.The bans were swiftly opposed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Planned Parenthood Federation and the Lawyering Project, among others. National medical organizations weighed in as well, attesting that abortion is time-sensitive, necessary care for women and gender nonconforming people as part of comprehensive reproductive medical care.The abortion bans have been aptly labeled “political opportunism.” Nancy Northup, president and CEO of CRR, commented: “These emergency abortion bans are an abuse of power and part of an ongoing effort to use sham justifications to shut down clinics and make an end run around Roe v. Wade.” (Roe v. Wade is the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973.)Northrup added: “These same states have tried to ban abortion access for years; no one should be fooled that this is warranted by the current crisis. We will use every legal means to ensure that abortion care remains available during this critical time.”After legal skirmishes, most appeal courts put the bans on indefinite hold by granting temporary restraining orders. Although the far-right 5th Circuit Court of Appeals backed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order a second time on April 20, Abbott backed down completely on April 22 after his anti-choice bias was overruled by a left-leaning judge.COVID-19 complicates abortion careWhen asked how COVID-19 is affecting abortion services, Trust Women’s Burkhart answered, “We do not have enough staff, we do not have enough doctors, we do not have enough days in the week.” She noted that women traveled hundreds of miles from Texas to the Wichita clinic during the ban.Joan Lamunyon Sanford, executive director of New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, told the Los Angeles Times that the number of women traveling from Texas doubled by mid-April. She added, “Two weeks ago a 19-year-old arrived on a Greyhound bus from Louisiana, more than 900 miles away.”But many workers have been unable to travel to use clinic services, particularly Black, Brown and Indigenous people in low-paying “essential” jobs who couldn’t afford to miss several days work — or couldn’t scratch together enough money to pay for child care, gasoline, food and motel in addition to the cost of a procedure.The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Angela Marchin in Aurora, Colo., who said, “The pandemic is making these decisions even more complicated for people.” She cited a mother of two whose morning-after pill had failed; she was seeking a clinical abortion because two previous pregnancies had injured abdominal muscles and required surgery costing $10,000.Social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 has required clinics to space out appointments, reducing available time for patients. Preliminary interviews with patients are now conducted via Skype or by phone. Dr. Erin King, who runs the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Ill., stated that only one patient at a time is in the building. Patients only see one or two staff members for a limited time, whether to get medication, have an ultrasound or the actual procedure, followed by recovery. “There’s just less availability for patients,” she said. (Rewire.News,  April 21)“A lot of our patients have lost their jobs and aren’t working right now or have children home from school. It’s very difficult for them to get to us … from a travel standpoint, from a childcare standpoint and from a financial standpoint.” Dr. King noted that many patients are applying for funding from local abortion funds, part of the National Network for Abortion Funds (abortionfunds.org).“We’re also decreasing the price for patients,” King added. “We just want them to be able to be seen and not have to worry financially because the unemployment rate is astronomical. It’s hit communities around us very hard.”What hasn’t ended is that many clinics are still being relentlessly, physically hounded by anti-abortion zealots, many of whom do not observe social distancing and menace patients by standing close to entrances and blatantly coughing on them. The National Abortion Federation has started a fund to help clinics hire outside security guards to stop aggressive “Right-to-Life” haters. (Rewire.News, April 15)Limiting access to abortion is one of the many life-altering, life-threatening effects of COVID-19. As right-wing forces push their agenda while the pandemic rages, this is a powerful reminder that the demand for universal, comprehensive, free health care for all must always include the reproductive justice goal of accessible, safe abortion.last_img read more

Safe Jobs Save Lives

first_imgThis is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the“What Road to Socialism?” webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16.As the coronavirus continues to have a massive impact on people’s health and as some businesses have closed, there is a simultaneous crisis of the capitalist system itself. It is characterized by overproduction in major sectors of the capitalist economy, such as energy production and hospitality and transportation sectors.North Carolina public workers in the fight for safe jobs. Photo: UE Local 150, NC Public Service Workers UnionWe are starting to see this spiral through the economy, which is having a major impact on tax revenues for local governments. As always, it is the working class that is taking the brunt of the hit.Yet as workers are forced to work in dangerous conditions, there has been an  explosion of workers’ strikes across the country. There have been 200 wildcat workplace strikes related to COVID-19, including by football jersey workers who were converted to protective gear makers,  poultry workers, bus drivers, and Amazon warehouse, Whole Foods and other grocery workers. Strikes are occurring across all essential industries, as workers take their lives into their own hands.Many auto, textile, meatpacking and other manufacturing plants are opening up without any written agreements with their unions or the workers. That means workers will be forced back into a dangerous environment, risking their lives. As of April 28, Workers’ Memorial Day,  61,000 people had died in the U.S. from this virus.Yet Trump, after refusing to command industries to produce necessary health care equipment like ventilators and surgical masks, invoked the Defense Production Act to force the opening up of all meatpacking factories, no matter the risk to poultry, hog slaughtering and meatpacking workers across the country. They work in damp, cool environments that have proven to be major hotspots for infection and death.On May 13, labor leaders honored the life of Celso Mendoza, an immigrant union leader, who died of COVID after warning his coworkers of its dangers. He had migrated from Veracruz, Mexico, and worked on the processing line at a chicken plant in Forest, Miss., for $6 an hour.As of May Day, over 5,000 meatpacking and 1,500 food processing workers have been sickened by the virus, while over 20 deaths in these industries have been reported, says the Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). (Since then, these figures have increased.)  The largest concentration of plants is in the U.S. South and Midwest.  In North Carolina, 982 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at 20 meat processing plants in 12 counties.‘Safe Jobs Save Lives’ campaignThe Southern Workers Assembly has launched a Safe Jobs Save Lives campaign to support the struggles of workers across the South to organize at the workplace with  calls for safety and power. We have concentrated on supporting workers in meatpacking plants and transportation sectors and lifting up their struggles.Bus and transit drivers have taken part in workplace actions, including strikes during this period. In New York City, 98 transit workers died as of May 1.A video recorded by Detroit bus driver, Jason Hargrove, calling out a coughing passenger on social media, has been transformed into a TV ad calling attention to the toll the virus is taking on Black people.  Hargrove died of COVID-19 11 days after he recorded the video.The SWA has been in touch with striking bus drivers in Birmingham, Ala. Gregg Roddy, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 725, spoke on SWA’s recent webinar about the drivers’ successful job action. Elsewhere across the South there have been transit strikes in Richmond, Va., and Greensboro, N.C., as well as many other cities.One thing that these two industries — meat processing and transit  — have in common is that their workforce is overwhelmingly made up of Black and Brown workers.  More than half of all meatpacking workers are Latinx. About 30 percent of the country’s  transit operators are Black and 14 percent are Latinx, according to U.S. census data. Sixty-five percent of them are over 45 years old, and 15 percent are older than 65.The Southern Workers Assembly promotes a slogan, first stated by Sam Marcy, the late chairperson of Workers World Party: “If you have a union, fight to make it fight. If you don’t have a union, fight to get one!” That is what we are doing across the South. This includes helping to build citywide solidarity structures, such as local Workers’ Assemblies. These can help give workers space to speak bitterness, but also to help them see their own struggles against their bosses are part of a larger fight against the capitalist system.Strobino (he/him) is an International Representative for the United Electrical Workers (UE) and has worked with the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150 for over 15 years. He is on the Coordinating Committee of the Southern Workers Assembly and a member of the Durham branch of Workers World Party. 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Assessing a public health response to local gun violence

first_imgTOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Approaching gun violence as a public health issue isn’t a wholly new tactic, but it has gained momentum over the last several years as municipalities nationwide grapple with homicides and harm perpetrated by people with guns. Gun crime isn’t a massive issue in Ithaca or Tompkins County relative to basically anywhere else in New York State, but the county’s Health and Human Services Committee, at the behest of Chair Shawna Black, had requested a presentation from the county health department about potential public health strategies to use to combat gun violence. Watch the presentation here. The most visible and persistent gun issue in Ithaca, the frequent but still unexplained “shots fired” reports on Spencer Road, actually hasn’t produced any direct victims—at least that have been publicized. There are still examples of gun violence with victims, though: the most recent gun-related homicide in Tompkins County was in October on West State Street in Ithaca, when John Ray Lawton was killed. Public Health Director Frank Kruppa, acknowledging that he’s not a gun violence expert, laid out the public health model to addressing gun violence, starting with the mindset that gun violence is indeed preventable. He used the American Public Health Association’s bullet points as guidelines for a five-step process:Conduct surveillance to track gun related death and injuriesIdentify risk factors associated with gun violence (e.g. poverty, depression)Identify resilience or protective factors that guard against gun violenceDevelop, implement and evaluate interventions to reduce risk factors and build resilienceInstitutionalize successful prevention strategies Matt Butler Kruppa said that data monitoring will be key, as even though Tompkins County gun crimes aren’t rampant, they still deserve addressing from a variety of angles. “Our numbers are often small enough, while still enough to need attention, but they’re small enough that it’s hard to make any strong determinations about what is going to have the biggest impact,” Kruppa said, emphasizing the need for federal and state data as well. Tompkins County’s data, presented alone, doesn’t seem to be very revelatory, though it’s only shown until 2018, data that may not be complete, Kruppa said. Further on firearm-related crimes that are known to police, Kruppa presented other information from 2012-2018, showing that gun crime in New York State overall was much higher than in Tompkins County per 10,000 people. Cortland County, used for comparison, had less gun crime than Tompkins County during that period, though Tompkins’ reduced substantially in 2018 (a trend matched in the state numbers as well, though Kruppa theorized that complete data might not be available for that year yet).Included in the presentation were figures on gun-related suicides, which actually outpace deaths from gun-related homicides—the extent to which Legislator Mike Sigler said was surprising. Sixty percent of firearm deaths are from suicide, Kruppa said. In Tompkins County, there were three homicides using firearms from 2016-2019—in that same span of time, there were 11 suicides using a gun, according to information gleaned from the Tompkins County Medical Examiner. “As we talk about gun violence, we very much need to be talking about depression, mental illness, anxiety, as a key area for this,” Kruppa said. Your government news is made possible with support from: Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butler center_img Tagged: firearms, frank kruppa, gun crime, guns, Health and Human Services Committee, ithaca, legislature, Matt Butler, mike sigler, new york state, Shawna Black, tompkins county, violence last_img read more

Former CDC director Tom Frieden pleads guilty to groping family friend, gets no jail time

first_imgDNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden avoided jail time on Tuesday after pleading guilty to groping a longtime family friend in New York.Frieden, who is also the former New York City health comissioner, turned himself in to police in August 2018 after the woman reported that he had grabbed her butt without her permission inside his Brooklyn apartment, court documents said.Frieden admitted details of the October 2017 incident to Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Edwin Novillo. Frieden was facing up to a year in jail for misdemeanor forcible touching, third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree harassment charges, prosecutors said.A representative for Frieden declined to comment on the case. Frieden’s defense attorney, Laura Brevetti, also declined to comment outside of court.Frieden, 58, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and had all of the criminal charges dropped. Novillo sentenced Frieden to a conditional discharge that will be dismissed and sealed in a year so long as he does not get arrested during that time frame.Novillo also ordered Frieden to avoid contact with his family friend for a year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USU Cross Country Commences Fall Camp Monday

first_imgAugust 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Cross Country Commences Fall Camp Monday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State cross country commenced its fall camp at Altamont, Utah in preparation for their first meet of the season September 1.Both the Aggies’ men and women are coming off their best seasons in school history, with each program advancing to the NCAA championships last November.The women will be led by returning star, Alyssa Snyder, a junior out of Coalville, Utah. Last year, she finished 25th at the NCAA championships, posting a time of 20:03.39, while she also became an All-American for her heroics.The men will be looking to replace legendary runner Dillon Maggard and junior Luke Beattie of Woodstock, Ill. seems to be the one who can be up to the task. Tags: Altamont/Alyssa Snyder/Dillon Maggard/Luke Beattie/USU Cross Country Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more