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first_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 6 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are six articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.Pulse nightclub memorial opens todayUniversity of South Florida offers football scholarship to Wekiva seniorPresent and former Apopka City Commissioners join LANGD BoardApopka officer honored by Mothers Against Drunk DrivingAny second thoughts on your career choice?A time to prepare for hurricanes and other emotional storms to come Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSGood News Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka man dies in motorcycle crashNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

El Rancho Relaxo / Wolveridge Architects

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Australia Houses CopyHouses•Mt Martha, Australia Architects: Wolveridge ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. Courtesy of Wolveridge Architects Save this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Courtesy of Wolveridge Architects • The project conceived for a gently sloping site with terrific sea views and wind exposure • Desirable and uninterrupted eastern rear views into natural bushland • Undesirable views of existing development to the north and north east • Brief for a 4 bedroom family home, young parents Save this picture!Courtesy of Wolveridge Architects • An earthy structure meets the entry, a timber cube forming the street entry. Access to the dwelling via a rammed earth spine wall leads to a first floor living space and connection with the view • From here the architecture is a steel and compressed sheet framed structure, weather protective and akin to the beach boxes which dot the nearby coastline • A painted compressed sheet balcony screen provides a filtered light into the dwelling while restricting views into the undesirable views – the existing residential subdivision below the site • Protected outdoor areas Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: King’s Cross Western Concourse Lighting DesignArticlesKlaksvik City Center Proposal / studio wokArticles Sharecenter_img El Rancho Relaxo / Wolveridge ArchitectsSave this projectSaveEl Rancho Relaxo / Wolveridge Architects Save this picture!+ 22 Share Projects “COPY” El Rancho Relaxo / Wolveridge Architects CopyAbout this officeWolveridge ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesMt Martha3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on June 26, 2012Cite: “El Rancho Relaxo / Wolveridge Architects” 26 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?昆内特拉兰住宅 / Wolveridge Architects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 streamlast_img read more

Charity closures jump 27% in a year

first_imgCharity closures jump 27% in a year 663 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis41 662 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis41 Melanie May | 4 March 2019 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Finance Charity closures have jumped 27% in a year, to 666 in 2018 from 526 in 2017 as pressures on the charity sector take their toll, according to charity law firm Wilsons.The figures are taken from the ONS’s UK Labour Market: February 2019 report, and Wilsons attributes the rise to tougher regulations around fundraising, as well as declining levels of public trust and confidence in charities. At the same time, it observes, some charities have seen their income from donations fall driven by a number of high profile scandals in the sector and their press coverage, while there have also been long-term cuts to public sector grants over the last decade.Wilsons also highlights financial pressures leading to charities merging with, or transferring their charitable activities to, other charitable organisations, and a preference by the Charity Commission to see trustees wind down their charities voluntarily once their missions have been completed, rather than to carry on raising money for unclear purposes, which it believes may also have contributed to the number of charity closures.Stephen Oxley, Partner at Wilsons, commented:“The financial climate for charities has been getting tougher for a long time, and the last year has seen more of them pass the tipping point into no longer being viable.”“First Government grants were cut, increasing reliance on donations. Donations then started to fall for some charities, in part due to some charities taking reputational hits. That has made it difficult for some charities to carry on.”“For some charities, the answer will be merging with a bigger organisation with a similar mission, but more will simply be wound up. This is often the case for charities started in the wake of a specific event, such as those set up in memory of an individual.”“We are also seeing more charities choose to wind up voluntarily as they have completed their missions. There can be some reluctance to do this, but it is often a good thing. A charity that is no longer needed because its purposes have been achieved is a charity that has been successful.” 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 read more

Tommy’s moves London Landmarks Half Marathon to August

first_imgShe added:“Our huge thanks go to our colleagues at Westminster City Council, the City of London Corporation and TfL. It is only with their help and support we have secured this new date so vital fundraising can continue. Together we are still planning for a range of scenarios to ensure the health and safety of everyone on race day.”“We want to use LLHM 2021 as a platform to pay tribute to the true heroes of lockdown, celebrate the moments of kindness and community spirit and remember our loved ones who have passed away. It will be a truly special and emotional day.” Tagged with: fundraising events 400 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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 Tommy’s has rescheduled this year’s London Landmarks Half Marathon to August in the hope of the event being able to take place in its usual form.With the government hoping all restrictions limiting social contact will have been lifted by the summer, event organiser Tommy’s is moving the event from May to Sunday 1 August.For this year only, the LLHM will be re-themed to celebrate the landmark moments of how the nation has come together during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Tommy’s planning a Clap for Carers Bridge, Zoom Quiz Corners and special Memory Mile.All runners with a confirmed place in LLHM 2021 will automatically be deferred to the new date, with around 14,500 runners set to cross the London start line on this day. Tommy’s hopes the event will raise in excess of £6 million for around 200 charities, including Prostate Cancer UK, the British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer Research UK.Race Director Lia Fyles said:“We have been working incredibly hard to try and deliver the race in a socially distanced format in May, ensuring a safe race day for everyone. However, in light of the Prime Minister’s recent announcement we believe it’s the right decision that we move the 2021 event to later on in the year when all restrictions will hopefully have been lifted.”“By moving to August, we are optimistic that we will able to deliver the 2021 LLHM in all its glory. What makes our event so special are the unique experiences lining the race route and with restrictions planned to be lifted by the summer, LLHM 2021 should be the unforgettable event we all know and love.” Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tommy’s moves London Landmarks Half Marathon to August Melanie May | 2 March 2021 | Newslast_img read more

Bellaire Drive South detour will continue through September

first_imgFort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Kayley Ryan ReddIt Kayley Ryan $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printThe lane closures and detours that have choked traffic along Bellaire Drive South should be clear by October, according to city officials.Roy Jageman, a spokesperson for the Colonial Hills Neighborhood Association, said in a phone interview Wednesday that the extended construction has been disruptive for neighborhood residents.Overton Park resident Pilar Reyes said the construction delays her commute to the park on Overton Park Drive East.“We usually come here and take five to seven minutes,” Reyes said. “Now you take 10 to 12 minutes. They are taking so long.”Construction crews are replacing outdated water lines, said Mary Gugliuzza, a spokesperson from the Fort Worth Water Department.Crews are replacing water lines along Bellaire Drive south between Overton Park Drive East and Bellaire Drive West, Gugliuzza said.Crews can then begin replacing wastewater lines along Overton Park Drive East. A second phase of construction should be completed by the end of January if weather permits, according to Gugliuzza.Gugliuzza said the construction project is needed because of a history of breaks on the Bellaire Drive South water line dating back to its installation in 1937.She added that the Bellaire Drive South water line and Overton Park Drive East wastewater line replacements will increase capacity for ongoing development and change in use of development in the surrounding community.Gugliuzza said poor weather has played a role in postponing construction on Bellaire Drive South past its original deadline, the end of July.Meanwhile, residents living near Bellaire Drive South are maneuvering around lane closures and traffic detours.Overton Park neighborhood resident Todd Price said construction piping left behind on Overton Park Drive East is a safety hazard for kids at play.Overton Park resident Todd Price poses for a photo in the park on Overton Park Drive East.Piping left behind from construction sits on Overton Park Drive East.“I’m a little frustrated that they dropped off all this sewer pipe,” Price said as he pointed at the piping separating the park from the street. “My son will come down off the bridge and not see the cars on the other side.”Tanglewood neighborhood resident Lynn Kelly said the construction posed a danger for kids back in school but was necessary for the water infrastructure.“I guess it has to be done because otherwise somebody’s house might be flooded,” Kelly said. “Some of this infrastructure is kind of old.”Update: Project Manager Robert Sauceda said July 2017 was the original deadline for water and wastewater improvements around Bellaire. He said the project has been running smoothly and is ahead of schedule. Construction should be completed before Christmas. Twitter Kayley Ryan City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” ReddIt Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Facebook 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Linkedin + posts Previous articlePhi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissalNext articleBaseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kayley Ryan Kayley Ryan Twitterlast_img read more

South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programming

first_img Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Childrens events South Pasadena Public Library Children’s Fall Programming From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 12:36 pmcenter_img Make a comment The South Pasadena Public Library offers a variety of free children’s programs planned for the fall. These include Storytimes, Barks and Books, In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Reading Program, Tween Art Appreciation Series, and Lego Mania.From September 12th to November 18th several age-appropriate storytimes will be offered. Children’s librarians will share stories, finger plays, crafts, and music with children at Family Storytimes for all ages on Tuesdays from 7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Preschool Storytimes for 3 to 5 year-olds will be held on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytimes for 1 to 2 year-olds will be presented Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. and for 2 to 3 year-olds on Fridays from 11:00 a.m – 11:20 a.m.Barks and Books sessions will be held the 2nd Monday of the month on September 12th, November 14th, and December 12th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Children ages 5 to 10 years-old are invited to visit the Library to read animal-related short stories of their choice to Katie, a dog from the Pasadena Humane Society Companion Animal Program. This makes reading fun and builds confidence in reading aloud. In turn, the Barks and Books program encourages children to treat all animals with respect and kindness. Registration is required. Sign-ups are available online at children ages 4 – 12, the In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Reading Program will be offered from October 1st to November 12th. Participants who read 5 books, or have 5 books read to them, can visit the Children’s Room at the South Pasadena Public Library for their achievement award certificate, redeemable at In-N-Out Burger restaurants for one free hamburger or cheeseburger. Sign-ups begin on October 1st in the Children’s Room.A Tween Art Appreciation Series will be held on Friday, October 7th, 14th, and 21st from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room. This program offers a unique art exploration opportunity for tweens, ages 10-15 years old. Mentors from the Norton Simon Museum, SPACE, and the Huntington Library and Gardens will share their knowledge and expertise about art in this hands-on workshop series, investigating art in different ways. The Norton Simon expert will talk and help students practice some of the same techniques used by the artist Van Gogh. The Huntington Library and Gardens staff will look at art found in the patterns formed in succulents, and guide students through a project which involves the concepts they have learned in nature. Representing SPACE, artist Naomi Fox will guide the students in printmaking techniques. This series includes an optional field trip to the Norton Simon Museum on October 15th at 11:30 a.m. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the museum. Sign-ups are required. To register, go to again the Library will host a Lego Mania event on Saturday, December 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room. Children of all ages and their families are invited for this Lego free play event. This program encourages children to use their imaginations and apply science, math, and engineering to create and build with Lego blocks. Children 3 years old and younger will learn through play with the larger Duplo blocks.For more information about other upcoming free library children’s programs, visit the Library at 1100 Oxley Street in South Pasadena or call Children’s Services at (626) 403-7358. Information is also available on the Library website at The South Pasadena Public Library is open on Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Mondays through Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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The State of the Economy and Housing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post The U.S. economy is booming, but the housing market is lagging, according to the LegalShield Law Index, a quarterly indicator of the economic and financial status of U.S. households and small businesses.The LegalShield Law Index report also includes data from the LegalShield Foreclosure Index in addition to the Consumer Financial Stress Index, Housing Activity Index, Real Estate Index, and the Bankruptcy Index.The index, which was released on Monday indicated that its consumer financial stress component remained historically healthy despite falling 1 point in the third quarter to 74.9, while its bankruptcy index, a leading indicator of quarterly bankruptcy filings had improved 3.9 points to 46 suggesting that bankruptcies would remain subdued in the near term, despite signs of lenders pulling back in the credit market.Despite the booming consumer confidence, LegalShield said that it was less optimistic about the housing market. “Although the housing market varies from region to region, overall we’re not seeing a big rebound occurring any time soon,” said Dave Coffey, SVP and Chief Digital Officer at LegalShield. “The Federal Reserve is on track to raise rates for the fourth time this year in December, which will put even more upward pressure on mortgage rates and make home buying even less affordable. Normally we’d expect to see home builders respond by ramping up construction, but it just hasn’t materialized.”The index’s real estate component indicated that home sales were unlikely to improve in the short term due to severe inventory shortages and rising prices. According to its Housing Activity Index, the housing construction momentum had also stalled in 2018. “Residential construction continues to face numerous headwinds, including labor supply shortages; rising labor costs; and (most notably) rising prices for lumber, steel, and aluminum, where tariffs continue to put upward pressure on prices,” the report indicated.Overall, Coffey said that their data pointed to three takeaways—an expectation of a strong holiday season for investors and shoppers; a good year for seasonal retail workers as labor is in short supply and demand is strong; and an opportunity for small businesses to expand. “The outlook for Main Street hasn’t looked this good since before the recession,” Coffey said. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 8, 2018 1,813 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: consumers Demand Foreclosure Homebuyers HOUSING Inventory LegalShield Supply Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago consumers Demand Foreclosure Homebuyers HOUSING Inventory LegalShield Supply 2018-10-08 Radhika Ojha Related Articles Previous: Hurricane Michael Threatens Homes in Florida Next: How New York’s Foreclosure Rates Compare by Boroughcenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The State of the Economy and Housing About Author: Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The State of the Economy and Housing Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Pioneer Farmers Market set to open with fish, berries

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Pioneer Farmers Market set to open with fish, berries Most of the pastries that the ladies will prepare are from heirloom family recipes and are close kept secrets.“This Saturday, we’ll have free samples of some of their pastries as a way of introducing their baking skills to those who frequent the Pioneer Farmers Market,” D’Andrea said.Everyone is invited to visit the Pioneer Farmers Market on Saturday and “sample” what the market will offer this growing season.The Grand Opening of the Pioneer Farmers Market on June 12 will feature a wide variety of homegrown, homemade items and activities for children and the entire family.The Pioneer Farmers Market will also be open on at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the parking lot behind First United Methodist Church of Troy. You Might Like Brundidge holds another city planning meeting today, residents urged to attend The city of Brundidge could see some marked changes in the near and distant future, and residents will have an… read more By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When the Pioneer Farmers Market opens on Saturday, there will be something fishy going on and also something more than a bit mysterious.The 2010 Pioneer Farmers Market will open at 7 a.m. on June 5 in the parking lot behind the First United Methodist Church in Troy with the usual farm-fresh produce from local growers.But this year’s market will also feature grain-fed catfish raised in a pond fed by an artesian well and baked goods from the kitchens of three local ladies who wish to remain anonymous. Published 7:32 pm Wednesday, June 2, 2010 D’Andrea said he plans to have about 900 pounds of catfish for sale over the market season and will take orders for delivery at the market.In addition, to the catfish, D’Andrea will have raspberries, blueberries and blackberries from his berry patches. On Saturday, he will also have Irish potatoes, the tiny, red variety.D’Andrea is also the go-between for the three ladies who want to pick up a few dollars with their culinary skills and demonstrate the cooking and baking skills of women whose proud resumes read, simply– homemakers.“These three wonderful ladies are outstanding cooks,” D’Andrea said. “They want to be a part of the Pioneer Farmers Market but that’s about all the baking they want to do – a few pies, cookies or cakes every week or so. They haven’t lost their cooking and baking skills and still enjoy using them.” Dr. Nick D’Andrea of Troy will be a first-time producer at the Pioneer Farmers Market.D’Andrea, who is an outdoor enthusiast, said he will have fresh from the farm catfish at the market the first Saturday of each month and also on Grand Opening Day, June 12.“Since the catfish are grain fed, they have a sweet tasting meat,” he said. “The fish for sale will be dressed and weigh about two pounds each. They will be sold two to the package.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Storieslast_img read more

Migrants released from Rio Grande Valley without court dates

first_imgtzahiV/iStockBy QUINN OWEN and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Immigration authorities in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas have been releasing a growing number of migrants from custody before they have court dates, a practice that Republicans have pointed to as the latest example of the Biden administration’s struggle to handle the growing number of people trying to cross the southwest border.Although it’s not unique to the Biden administration, even some Democrats are pointing out the unprecedented nature of the move.“They released about 150 people, families, without even a notice to appear,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, said on ABC News Live Prime of the actions taken over the weekend. “I’ve never seen that before.”Fifteen Republicans, led by Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying the releases “raise serious questions” about the agency’s “commitment to fairly enforcing the law.”However, Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, an El Paso, Texas, organization that helps support migrants, immigrants and refugees, told ABC News that asylum seekers don’t always receive a court date at the time of release and that notices of appearance are sometimes sent by mail to the addresses of their relatives or sponsors.Two Customs and Border Protection officials told ABC News that more migrants than usual in the Rio Grande Valley area have been released on a case-by-case basis without notices to appear in court in an effort to more quickly process them through CBP custody and reduce overcrowding.“Instead, those limited groups of migrants are now responsible for completing their processing and setting up their court appearance at their final destination where they can continue their claim for asylum,” said one official who was not authorized to speak publicly.One source familiar with the matter told ABC News that only migrants deemed low-risk were being released without a specific court date.Outside of the Rio Grande Valley some migrants have been released with notices to appear, but no court dates. At the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition, which provides temporary relief for migrants after their release from Border Patrol custody, one aid worker noticed the line “yet to be determined” in place of a date and time on several recent notice to appear documents.Asked about the initial reports of the releases on Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the actions only applied to “narrow circumstances,” and that the impacted families are tested and quarantined as needed ahead of immigration proceedings.“If families are going to be deported and they’re awaiting deportation, they don’t need a court date and they don’t need a notice to appear because it has already been determined that they will be sent back to their home countries,” she said. “Sometimes that takes a minute to ensure there is proper transportation and steps in place to do that.”In a statement about the letter from Republicans, Biggs said the Biden administration “continues to add more incentives to those who willfully break our laws and take advantage of our system.”Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute, an immigration research organization, told ABC News that the actions in the Rio Grande Valley aren’t “unprecedented,” and that Border Patrol facilities are trying to process migrants “as quickly as possible.”“This is typically a last-ditch effort and reflects significant capacity issues at the local level,” she said, adding that similar actions were taken at times during the Obama and Trump administrations during the 2014 and 2019 surges of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.Former President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for creating a policy of “catch and release” for migrants that went in and out of custody from the border, calling it a “Democrat rule.” But in reality, the Department of Homeland Security has released migrants from custody across administrations. Usually they are given a notice to appear, sometimes with court dates and, more often now, without.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Aker Solutions’ mobile test facility for CCS begins operations in Sweden

first_imgThe mobile test unit will capture carbon from flue gases emitted from Preem’s hydrogen gas plant located in Sweden, later this year The mobile test facility at Preem’s refinery in Lysekil, Sweden. (Credit: Aker Solutions) Norwegian engineering firm Aker Solutions has commissioned the mobile test facility for carbon capture and storage (CCS) at fuel company Preem’s refinery in Lysekil, Sweden.The mobile test unit forms part of Preem CCS’ pilot project, which aims to assess the entire value chain from capture at the refinery to storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).The project partners include Preem, Aker Solutions, Chalmers University of Technology, Equinor, and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF.Aker Solutions said that the Preem CCS’ pilot project would enable more companies to use carbon CCS technology and reduce their CO2 emissions.Later this year, the mobile test unit is planned to capture carbon from flue gases emitted from Preem’s hydrogen gas plant located in Lysekil on the west coast of Sweden.Aker Solutions CEO Luis Araujo said: “We are excited to bring our field-proven carbon capture technology to Sweden for the first time.“Helping operators reduce their carbon footprint is a key part of Aker Solutions’ strategy, and we look forward to working with Preem and the other partners on the Lysekil refinery.”Full-scale CCS plant expected to be operational by 2025The project is backed by the funding from the Swedish Energy Agency and the Norwegian research and development programme CLIMIT. The full-scale CCS plant is scheduled to be operational by 2025.Preem CEO Petter Holland said: “We see carbon capture and storage as a vital measure to reduce global carbon emissions.“For Preem, a full-scale CCS plant could initially reduce emissions from our Lysekil refinery by 500,000 metric tons annually, which is close to one-third of the refinery’s total CO2 emissions per year.”last_img read more