Spikvoorde II / René van Zuuk Architekten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16417/spikvoorde-ii-rene-van-zuuk-architekten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16417/spikvoorde-ii-rene-van-zuuk-architekten Clipboard Spikvoorde II / René van Zuuk Architekten Year:  Mixed Use Architecture 2005 “COPY” ArchDaily Projects CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing, Educational Architecture•Deventer, The Netherlandscenter_img Architects: René van Zuuk Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Netherlands Spikvoorde II / René van Zuuk ArchitektenSave this projectSaveSpikvoorde II / René van Zuuk Architekten Save this picture!+ 27 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRené van Zuuk ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureDeventerHousingEducationalThe NetherlandsPublished on March 26, 2009Cite: “Spikvoorde II / René van Zuuk Architekten” 26 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Spikvoorde II / René van Zuuk Architekten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 Text description provided by the architects. Spikvoorde is a part of “De Vijfhoek” (The Pentagon), a new neighborhood in the city of Deventer in The Netherlands.The project is situated in a very prominent location in this area, just across a T-junction which offers a view to all directions. This distinct location calls for a vertical beacon that acts as a reference point within the neighborhood. Therefore the building has been split in segments that accentuate this vertical effect, which becomes even stronger when reflected in the water when seen from the entrance way The segments itself are horizontally split to create balance in the facade. Save this picture!The first segment is aligned with the entrance road. This volume get repeated two times by rotation. The complete configuration curves along with the road that runs next to the water, creating a complex system to the eye but that is highly repetitive in building structure (floor and facade parts). Save this picture!The north side is different; here the partly underground building follows the adjoining road. On this side the entrance to primary school, which will occupy the first three floors, has been placed. Next to their entrance a raised playground tops an extension that hides the schools offices.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessGirasole, by konykArticlesDenmark’s Highest Architectural Honour awarded to Kim Herforth NielsenArticlesProject locationAddress:Deventer, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Anti-impeachment online campaign receives $11 million in pledges

Anti-impeachment online campaign receives $11 million in pledges 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. The Philanthropy Journal Alert reports that a married couple from California have raised $11 million in pledges via their Web site as part of a campaign to end the impeachment trail of President Clinton.The Philanthropy Journal Alert reports that a married couple from California have raised $11 million in pledges via their Web site as part of a campaign to end the impeachment trail of President Clinton. The site, MoveOn.org, was set up on 22 September 1998, costing only $89, and started out by collecting petition signatures. The couple behind the site, Wes Boyd and Joan Blades, founded the software firm Berkeley Systems, creators of the pioneering flying toasters screensaver. A remarkable 450,000 people joined the petition. Straight after the vote to impeach the President, the site owners e-mailed the petitioners and asked them to pledge to donate between $25 and £1,000 to fund political campaigning work. In three weeks, over 16,000 people had pledged a total of nearly $11 million. Of course the fulfilment rate remains to be seen, but the success of a low-cost, topical campaigning site which relied on online word of mouth for exposure, must be encourgaging to campaigning charities. Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Slimming World aims for £2m with Big Clothes Throw 2016

first_img  60 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Melanie May | 2 June 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Slimming World aims for £2m with Big Clothes Throw 2016 Slimming World has held its annual Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, which raises money for Cancer Research UK through slimmers donating their old clothes.The campaign sees Slimming World’s 800,000 group members donate the clothes, shoes and accessories they have successfully slimmed out of to local Cancer Research UK shops across the UK. It takes place for two weeks in May each year, across Slimming World’s 13,000 groups and is open to all 800,000 members, as well as the wider community.Each bag is worth £25 to the charity: more with the addition of Gift Aid. Official figures are still to come for this year, but 2015’s Big Clothes Throw raised £1.7m for Cancer Research UK, and this year it aims to raise £2m. Since the campaign launched in 2013, it has raised £3.8 million for the charity.In 2015, the most successful areas in 2015 were the groups in the Wiltshire/East Dorset district, who raised £102,662.38 with 3876 bags, and the South West Wales groups, who raised £115,944.30 with 3759 bags. At the organisation’s head office in Alfreton, 300 staff collected 485 bags, raising an estimated £12,500.The partnership between Slimming World and Cancer Research UK came about after after Slimming World members and consultants voted for Cancer Research UK to benefit from their fundraising activities through Slimming World’s charitable foundation SMILES (Slimmers Making It a Little Easier for Someone).The partnership aims to raise awareness of the links between cancer and obesity, as well as raise funds, with the key message that keeping a healthy weight could reduce the risk of developing ten different types of cancer. Overall since they started working together in January 2013, Slimming World has raised more than £4.4 million for the charity.Slimming World has a number of other fundraising campaigns in its calendar. Slimming World does Race for Life encourages Slimming World groups to hold their own activity-based event. The campaign has run for three years and will be repeated in July this year. So far Slimming World does Race for Life events have raised more than £555,000 towards the fundraising total. In January 2014, Slimming World also launched a charity donation box, encouraging members to donate the 5p change from their weekly group fees. This activity has raised £109,000.Picture: Slimming World Medway team.  59 total views,  3 views todaycenter_img Tagged with: corporate fundraising events Advertisement 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.last_img read more

The Big Give anticipates biggest ever Christmas Challenge

first_imgThe Big Give anticipates biggest ever Christmas Challenge Melanie May | 15 November 2018 | News [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Cp1iQbgYk&list=PLrq-Zgpk-6mZyy9Fta7kB0ha5wBC_87JL[/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  185 total views,  1 views today Projects this year tackle a wide range of issues including child poverty, reducing loneliness amongst the elderly, international development, arts, the environment, and animals. The match funding is provided by a community of over 20 funder and philanthropist ‘Champions’, including The Childhood Trust, Candis, The Hospital Saturday Fund, People’s Postcode Lottery, The Reed Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation. The trustees of the Garfield Weston Foundation have committed up to £500,000 to support twenty selected charities. The campaign is also backed by Jon Snow.Alex Day, Director of The Big Give, said:“We’re excited for this year’s campaign. We had a record-breaking number of charities applying to participate in the campaign and are pleased to have increased the match funding available for charities from the generous Champions we work with. Last year we raised over £11.3m and we’re expecting an even bigger campaign this year. The growth of the campaign continues to demonstrate what a powerful tool match funding can be for fundraisers and philanthropists alike.” Advertisement  186 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 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: christmas match funding The Big Give This year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge will feature a record-breaking 589 charities and is expected to be the biggest ever in terms of the funds it will raise for good causes, according to The Big Give.The Big Give Christmas Challenge is now in its tenth year, and runs for a week, launching on #GivingTuesday (27 November). It gives the public the chance to have their donations doubled to participating charities on theBigGive.org.uk.last_img read more

8 events raising funds for charity

first_img Advertisement Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de LawOn Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 October 2019, barristers and solicitors from across the country will take part in Breast Cancer Care’s annual charity cycle race Tour de Law. Lawyers and barristers will race on static bikes in their offices, following their competitors on a live leader board. The law firms and barristers’ chambers taking part will compete to cycle a total distance of 1000km – the equivalent of London to Paris and back, riding in a minimum of 15-minute slots per person.Since its inception in 2012, Tour de Law has raised nearly £500,000 for the charity, with a total of 116 teams taking part; and this year, the charity hopes to see this number grow as more law firms sign up to take part. Leapgate Big Top CarnivalBusinesses across the Midlands helped raise more than £30,000 at an event in April for a Worcestershire charity that supports young adults with learning disabilities. The Leapgate ‘Big Top Carnival’ charity ball, held at Edgbaston Stadium, was attended by 325 representatives from the region’s business and corporate finance community. The event was aimed at gathering funds for the Leapgate Activity Centre.The money will enable the charity to commence building a new hall at its current site on the grounds of a working farm in Stourport. While already offering young adults the opportunity to learn skills such as woodworking, arts and crafts, and animal husbandry and catering, the expansion will provide the space and facilities for a much wider range of activities, such as fitness classes and workshops. Main image: IoW Festival 2018 – Callum Baker Photography  678 total views,  2 views today 8 events raising funds for charity [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=87ZuelYY3Sk[/youtube]Soccer Aid 2019This year’s Soccer Aid takes place on 16 June, which is also Father’s Day. Stars signed up so far included Robbie Williams, John Terry, Mo Farah, and Didier Drogba, Usain Bolt, and Kem Cetinay. All money raised will go to Unicef UK. Donaco.co is the payment provider for the event. Miller Homes sleep out for CornerstoneA team of 21 employees from housebuilder Miller Homes spent the night outdoors recently for Cornerstone’s Manchester Big Sleep Out event, raising funds for the charity’s Safe Haven night provision. The event saw participants sleeping outside at the Xaverian College to encourage sponsorship, and raise funds to provide shelter for up to 30 homeless men and women through Cornerstone’s Safe Haven pods. Tagged with: fundraising events Cars & Coffee Cruise raises £60,000 for Rays of SunshineHundreds of supercar fans flocked to The Sharnbrook Hotel in Bedfordshire in May to the Cars & Coffee Cruise fundraising event, which raised over £60,000 for Rays of Sunshine. Amongst the attendees were the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Choir, which is made up of seriously ill children who have had their own wishes granted by the charity.Two thirds of the entry fee and 25% of the VIP lunch was donated directly to the charity, while supporters also had the chance to bid in an auction for a ride in one of the Supercars on display, enter a raffle, and donate to have pictures taken with Rays of Sunshine ambassador and car customiser to the stars, Yianni Charalambous. Young Voices partnership raises £133,000 for Teenage Cancer TrustA partnership with Young Voices has seen Teenage Cancer Trust receive £133,000 in 2019, up from the 2018 total of £98,000.  During January and February 2019, Young Voices staged 24 nights of concerts, with approximately 5,000-8,000 school children performing each night.Concerts took place at four venues across the country: the 02 Arena in London, Genting Arena in Birmingham, FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield and Manchester Arena. £88,847.04 was raised by Teenage Cancer Trust volunteer bucket collectors and text donations with the remaining £44,560.27 coming from dual branded charity wristbands sold at the venues each night. A sleep out to raise funds to provide homeless men and women with a safe place to spend the night, a series of concerts supporting Teenage Cancer Trust, and a charity ball fundraising to help young adults with learning disabilities are among the eight fundraising events featured in this round up. Melanie May | 28 May 2019 | News Macmillan announced as Isle of Wight Festival 2019 charity partnerMacmillan Cancer Support has been announced as the Isle of Wight Festival’s new charity partner for 2019. The event takes place over 13-16 June. In the spirit of the festival’s 2019 theme, ‘Summer of ’69 – Peace and Love’, Macmillan will be providing festival-goers with ‘Refresh Stations’ in its pop-up shop, stocked with dry shampoo and mirrors, as well as offering glitter tattoos in exchange for donations.The Macmillan Information Support Service (MISS) Bus will also be on site for festival-goers to access information. Backstage, artists and VIPs will have exclusive access to Macmillan’s first ever World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Lounge: a prelude to Macmillan’s biggest annual fundraising event taking place later this year.Photo: Jennifer McCord Photography Tickets2Wishes & Rays of SunshineMP Yvette Cooper visited the Xscape Yorkshire entertainment centre on 27 April as part of a family day out supported and sponsored by the Tickets2Wishes scheme. The scheme is operated by bacta, the UK’s trade association for the amusements and gaming industry, which sees bacta members invite customers to donate unwanted redemption tickets to Rays of Sunshine. At the event, Cooper met families from the Yorkshire and wider Castleford region who have benefitted from a wish.  679 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 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.last_img read more

Tight Times Bring Changes for Farmers

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jun 29, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Tight Times Bring Changes for Farmers Tight Times Bring Changes for Farmers SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Tight Times Bring Changes for FarmersDan GwinThis year has been one that has seen many farming operations making some significant changes due to tight profit margins.  One Indiana grower who made major changes to his operations this year for financial reasons is Dan Gwin. Gwin farms near Linden in Montgomery County. Until this year, he has been growing primarily specialty crop corn that went to make tortilla shells and other food grade products. But declining specialty crop premiums prompted Dan to take the major step of switching crops, “Looking at what commercial corn was and having an ethanol plant in my back door, I felt it was more profitable for me to raise commercial corn and market it locally.”While many growers this year moved away from GMO hybrids to cut costs, Gwin moved to Biotech crops as a way to cut production costs, “With GMO corn I did not have as much herbicide management and it gave me more flexibility than my non-GMO white corn.” Along with his wife Donya Lester, Gwin did careful analysis before any decisions was made. “It takes a lot of courage to make big decisions,” he said.Another change for 2016 involved moving from green equipment to red equipment after major repair costs in 2015. Dan said he was planning on leasing equipment for the 2016 season, “But I was in the right place at the right time and ended up purchasing the equipment.” He said this came with a good warranty that will keep his repair costs low, “I was more comfortable knowing I could sustain the operation and not have any major repair surprises like I had in 2015.”Gwin was one of the Master Farmers honored this year. You can read more on his story in this month’s issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer. Facebook Twitter Previous articleNobel Prize Winners Urge Greenpeace to End GMO OppositionNext articleMoisture Won’t Be a Problem for Crops in July Gary Truittlast_img read more

Journalists in states of Chiapas, Morelos and Mexico detained, attacked and threatened

first_img April 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists in states of Chiapas, Morelos and Mexico detained, attacked and threatened MexicoAmericas In a letter to Interior Minister Santiago Creel Miranda, RSF protested the fact that shots were fired at the offices of the weekly “Páginas” en Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Chiapas) and that about ten journalists in the states of México and Morelos (in the country’s south) were detained and threatened. RSF Secretary General Robert Ménard condemned “the increase in attacks, detentions and threats against journalists.” The organisation asked for an investigation into each of the cases and noted that agents of the state may be implicated.RSF also asked Creel Miranda to put an end to journalists’ detentions. In a document approved in January 2000, the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression said that “imprisonment as punishment for the peaceful expression of an opinion constitutes a serious violation of human rights.”According to the information collected by RSF, on 3 April 2002, assailants fired shots at the offices of the weekly “Páginas”, published in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Chiapas and threatened the newspaper’s employees. A complaint was filed by the newspaper’s management. The management said that the attack may be linked to “Páginas”‘ criticisms of the authorities and stressed that acts of intimidation, threats and violence by the Chiapas authorities against journalists have multiplied in recent months. On 7 March, Fredy Martín Pérez López, a correspondent for the daily “El Universal” and the Italian news agency ANSA, was attacked by police officers in San Cristóbal de las Casas, as he was observing a confrontation between the police and indigenous people.On 1 April, Raquel Urbán Hernández, of the weekly “Reporteros Informando”, published in the city of Ecatepec, state of Mexico, was arrested. She was released the same day after paying bail of 22,000 pesos (approx. US$2,420, 2,800 euros). She was arrested after a “defamation” action launched against her in January by Alejandro Gamiño Palacios, legislator for the governing party, Partido de Acción Nacional (PAN). On 26 November 2001, Urbán Hernández had criticised the legislator for his alleged implication in the rape of a minor.On 11 March, María Esther Martínez, of the daily “La Unión de Morelos”, published in the state of Morelos, was arrested in the city of Xochitepec. According to the Morelos Independent Human Rights Commission, a non-governmental human rights organisation, the journalist, who is facing charges for “defamation”, was arrested after having criticised the Morelos Attorney General’s Office and the Ministerial Police. She was released the same day. On 14 March, Jesús Castillo, of the same daily, received threatening telephone calls after having reported on the alleged links of some police officers with drug traffickers and kidnappers. On 27 February, Sergio Gómez Guerra, also of “La Unión de Morelos”, was arrested and charged with “trafficking in stolen vehicles”. The incident occurred one week after the publication of an article with Gómez Guerra’s byline revealing alleged links between an individual close to the chief of the Ministerial Police and a group of kidnappers arrested in the state of México. Gómez Guerra was released after three days.In 2001, Roberto Díaz Guerrero and Fernando Ojeda, of the Televisa television network, and Angélina Albarrán, of “Diario de Morelos” and the Tiempo A.M. radio station, received threats. On 19 November, RSF protested against the pressure exerted on Francisco Guerrero, director of the state of Morelos edition of “La Jornada”. Guerrero had accused an official of the Justice Ministry of being implicated in an assassination. He had also criticised the alleged existence of a group within the government of Morelos in charge of watching members of opposition parties and non-governmental organisations (see IFEX alert of 21 November 2001). Receive email alerts News News Organisation Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports to go furthercenter_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Follow the news on Mexicolast_img read more

UN urged to act after court closes Khartoum Monitor

first_img April 6, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Organisation SudanAfrica Follow the news on Sudan Help by sharing this information June 13, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UN urged to act after court closes Khartoum Monitor Reacting to the Khartoum high court’s decision yesterday to withdraw the English-language Khartoum Monitor newspaper’s licence and thereby force it to close, Reporters Without Borders today issued an “urgent appeal” to the United Nations not to let press freedom be “the poor relation” of the return to peace in Sudan.”What further act of censorship is the UN waiting for before it demands that the Sudanese authorities respect press freedom?” the organisation asked. “The government has the audacity to proclaim its support for democratic principles, yet it responds to the least criticism in the press with police surveillance and draconian court rulings.”One of Sudan’s three independent dailies, the Khartoum Monitor had already been closely monitored by the police since 21 May, with each issue subject to careful vetting by state security agents before it was printed.”Now the authorities have disinterred an old court case and schemed in secrecy in order silence the newspaper altogether,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the international community does nothing to make them back down now, it will give them a clear green light to put a stranglehold on all of Sudan’s independent journalists.”The withdrawal of the Khartoum Monitor’s licence was ordered in letter with yesterday’s date by high court judge Ismat Sulaman Hassan. It upheld a lower court’s decision in July 2003 to suspend the newspaper’s licence after it published an interview in which Santino Deng, a former minister who has since died, accused the government of practising forms of slavery.The original closure order was subsequently lifted by an appeal court and the newspaper was able to resume publishing. Commenting on yesterday’s ruling, managing editor Alfred Taban said he was completely unaware that the case had been revived and referred to a higher court.The Khartoum Monitor has often defended the population in southern Sudan and, like many other newspapers and journalists, it had been the target of coercive measures in the past.It was raided on 21 May by state security police who demanded the withdrawal of a report and an editorial about deadly clashes between anti-riot police and civilians from the south and the western Darfur region in a camp for displaced persons south of the capital. The next day, the police told staff they would come to the printing press each evening to ensure the next day’s issue contained nothing that “went too far.” SudanAfrica News March 29, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News Receive email alerts RSF_en April 10, 2020 Find out more to go further News Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removallast_img read more

Hays teacher heading to NASA next month

first_img Pinterest Hays teacher heading to NASA next month By admin – May 18, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 1 of 2 Pinterest Hays Steam Academy Fifth grade teacher Amanda Webber was selected for the LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects teachers who want to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and math through space education. Hays Steam Academy Fifth grade teacher Amanda Webber was selected for the LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects teachers who want to increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and math through space education. WhatsApp Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Now it’s tee time in southern DallasNext articleMidland event kicks off today admin Facebook The workshops center on aerospace or space science themes drawn from NASA’s engineering and scientific research programs, the release said.The weeklong institute also includes hands-on activities, field investigations and presentations by NASA scientists and engineers working on various missions, the release said.Webber said about 60 teachers are expected to attend and she’s excited about it. The Ector County Independent School District innovation department sent an email out about the opportunity and Hays STEAM Academy Principal Amy Anderson emailed it to teachers on campus.“I’m a nerdy teacher and science is a passion,” Webber said.Plus, she added that she’s always trying to continue her education and this would give her a chance to show her students what she’s learned and how to apply it to what they’re learning.“They ask us to bring a lesson plan to share. That way, we can get ideas from each other, from all these teachers across the nation and then (focus) on the applications of the science, math and engineering in the real world and outer space,” Webber said.LiftOff is a collaborative effort of the Texas Space Grant Consortium members and affiliates, NASA and industry.Getting some real-world experience to bring back to her students is going to be really neat, she said.The goal is even if the students don’t turn out to be a NASA scientist, they can be the teacher that inspires the next one, she said.Webber said she was surprised to be selected.“When I first applied, I thought it was just Texas. Then I started reading the information they sent after I was accepted and realized it was nationwide,” she said.It’s recommended that teachers bring an extra suitcase.She’s also signed up to be certified to work with moon rocks.Chief Innovation Officer Jason Osborne said he was pleased Webber was accepted to the LiftOff Summer Institute and to have her represent the district and community at the Johnson Space Center.“It’s a real honor and we’re excited too to learn from her when she comes back with a lot of new ideas things that the district can use …,” Osborne said.He said he found out about the institute because he’s in a NASA email community so they blast out opportunities sometimes. Osborne said he forwarded it on to the staff.He added that there are many things teachers can get involved in.Osborne said the district will again be involved in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. The Texas Space Grant Consortium has agreed to grant ECISD $10,000 toward that program for the coming year.Students from Falcon Early College High School are going to Washington, D.C., at the end of June to present their work in front of scientists from NASA.Osborne said his office also is in the process of creating a professional development for teachers at Tulane University’s medical campus in July to tackle tissue engineering.He said there also is a possibility of sending teachers to the University of Texas at Austin to work with Kate Biberdorf, who was here in April to present “Fun with Chemistry.” Twitter Texas Space Grant Consortiu,Hays STEAM Academy fifth-grade science teacher Amanda Webber is heading to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer for the LiftOff Summer Institute.STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.Selection for LiftOff, which will include teachers from across the nation, is competitive. Set for June 24 through June 29, it is sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium.With a theme of “Reach New Heights, Reveal the Unknown, Benefit all Humankind!,” it will give Webber and her fellow teachers a chance to attend workshops and work with professional scientists and engineers who are working on space exploration, a news release said. Local NewsEducationlast_img read more

The City Where Foreclosures Are Skyrocketing

first_img Tagged with: Foreclosure Report Foreclosures propertyshark Q1 2018  Print This Post Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Report Foreclosures propertyshark Q1 2018 2018-04-04 David Wharton April 4, 2018 5,606 Views The City Where Foreclosures Are Skyrocketing Previous: Which Features Boost Home Sale Prices? Next: Christopher Herbert Elected to Freddie Mac Board of Directors Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The City Where Foreclosures Are Skyrocketing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, Market Studies, News This past January, PropertyShark’s annual foreclosure report revealed that New York City saw a year-over-year increase in foreclosed homes scheduled for auction of 58 percent and year-over-year foreclosure increases in every borough except Manhattan. Now PropertyShark has released their Residential Foreclosure Report for Q1 2018, and those trends toward higher foreclosure rates seem to be continuing in the new year.PropertyShark’s foreclosure report for last year revealed that the number of foreclosed New York homes hit an eight-year high in 2017. During Q1 2018, the number of new foreclosure cases climbed 31 percent year-over-year. PropertyShark reports a total of 920 new foreclosures logged in NYC during Q1, up from 702 during Q1 2017. New York recorded a higher number of foreclosed homes during Q1 than during any quarter since 2009.Breaking things down by borough, Brooklyn saw the highest increase of homes scheduled for auction in Q1, recording a 64 percent year-over-year increase. That works out to 275 homes scheduled for auction during the quarter, compared to 168 during Q1 2017—the highest number ever recorded in the borough. During Q1 2016, the number was only 79.The Bronx saw a 33 percent year-over-year increase, amounting to 117 homes headed for auction during the quarter. While the Bronx did register a year-over-year increase, its foreclosure numbers actually dropped 41 percent below their Q4 2017 totals.Following a significant spike in foreclosure activity during Q4 2017, Staten Island saw only a small increase between Q4 2017 (185 new foreclosures recorded) and Q1 2018 (189 new foreclosures recorded). However, like much of the rest of the city, Staten Island did record a whopping year-over-year increase of 226 percent.For Manhattan and Queens, the news was less dramatic. Foreclosures in Queens actually decreased 13 percent year-over-year during Q1 2018. Manhattan saw a 5 percent year-over-year decrease.You can read PropertyShark’s full Q1 2018 NYC foreclosure report by clicking here. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more