Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 8th May, 2021 | More on: ^FTSE See all posts by Manika Premsingh After staying just below the 7,000 mark at close for days, the FTSE 100 index finally broke the barrier this week. Of the four trading days this week, the index is set to close above 7,000 for three of them this Friday evening. This is an important level because it signifies that the index has finally moved past the pandemic now. The last time it averaged above 7,000 was in the third week of February 2020. That is, over 14 months ago. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…There are plenty of reasons why this has happened. FTSE 100 gets an economy boostForecasts on the economy just turned super-positive. In its monetary policy meeting earlier this week, the Bank of England (BoE) said that the UK will grow at its fastest pace since the Second World War this year. There is a heavy base effect here, meaning that the contraction last year statistically makes the increase appear bigger now. Even so, optimism coming from the central bank itself says something. There are already signs of economic expansion. A recent survey indicates that the UK’s manufacturing activity just grew by its fastest pace since 1994.Improving conditions for banksAt the same time, interest rates are still unchanged. Arguably, they will rise over the course of 2021 as inflation inches up. But for now, the BoE is watching the trend, not acting on it. So in effect, what we have is improving economic conditions coupled with loans available on easy terms. Just last week, we saw a spate of better-than-expected banking results. These included Lloyds Bank, HSBC, and Barclays, which sharply reduced provisions for bad loans.This is an encouraging sign for credit growth as well. I would imagine banks are happier to lend at lower rates when they are likely to be safe in doing so. In other words, we could well see more loan growth.Real estate supports the FTSE 100 indexA trend of low interest rates is also closely correlated with the property markets. Mortgage loans have been in high demand and going by policy support like the stamp duty relaxation, I reckon it will continue for the next few months. It is little surprise then that the FTSE 100 property developer Barratt Developments posted a positive trading update earlier this week, following a strong one by Persimmon as well.What happens nextConsidering the possible future direction of the index is a big part of my top-down investing strategy. Going by these trends, I think it is quite likely that the FTSE 100 rally will continue. Of course, there is also the risk of inflation.Companies Mondi, DS Smith, and Smurfit Kappa Group have recently warned of rising paper prices, which increases input costs. The International Consolidated Airlines Group has also touched upon rising energy costs at an already difficult time for aviation. But until inflation really gets out of hand, I think the index is in a good place. Big oil companies like BP and Royal Dutch Shell are beneficiaries from higher prices, as are a slew of big miners like BHP, Anglo American, Rio Tinto and Glencore, all of which are part of the FTSE 100 index. Because I think the index can stay strong in 2021, I’ll be buying more FTSE 100 stocks. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Nathan LeRud named dean of Portland’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC January 11, 2016 at 7:41 pm What a joy it is to be a part of the Trinity Cathedral parish and to serve occasionally there as a priest. Canon LeRud is an excellent preacher, a competent administrator, a talented person is many aspects. He is a real gift to the Church and to us! And he’s only 33! Comments (1) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Fr Phillip Ayers says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN [Trinity Episcopal Cathedral press release] Following an 18-month search process to review 60 candidates, senior warden Jerry Petty announced January 10 that the chapter and vestry of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, had unanimously voted to call the Rev. Canon Nathan LeRud as the cathedral’s next dean. LeRud had previously been serving as the cathedral’s acting dean during the transition period.A member of the cathedral’s staff since 2009, LeRud was hired by previous dean the Very Rev. William Lupfer to serve as canon residentiary, overseeing administrative staff and ministry organization. In 2012, LeRud was appointed canon for spiritual formation, assuming leadership of Trinity’s nationally-recognized adult education programs. When Lupfer was appointed rector of Trinity Church, Wall Street in 2014, LeRud was called to serve as the cathedral’s acting dean.A fifth-generation Oregonian and native Portlander, LeRud is the son of a pastor and was raised and baptized in the Evangelical Church of North America. He holds a BA in English and Theatre from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and an M.Div from the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Sponsored for ordination by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, LeRud was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. Before being called to Trinity he served as curate of Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey.In a letter accepting the vestry’s invitation, LeRud wrote, “I’m excited and energized by the vision for our future that is already emerging. The people of Trinity are some of the most committed, creative and passionate folks I’ve ever known, and to be called as your next spiritual leader is humbling and thrilling.”LeRud is married to the Rev, James Michael Joiner, assistant rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Portland. Theirs was the first same-gender marriage conducted at the cathedral by Bishop Michael Hanley.Trinity Episcopal Cathedral was founded in 1851 and was designated cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon in 1993. Among the largest Episcopal churches in the region, Trinity identifies as a progressive congregation of 1800 members open to many points of view, but united in a commitment to spiritual formation, community outreach, and social justice.More information is here. Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Jan 11, 2016 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events People Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC
A message from Canadian Anglican and Lutheran leaders for Earth Day 2021 Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Church of Canada] Perhaps more than at any time in our modern era, we are recognizing the moral urgency of the spiritual and living relationship between humanity, creation, and Creator. Earth Day is a time to claim these insights, renew relationships and act on commitments to care for God’s world.The COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed many of the inequities and systemic barriers in Canada and around the world. Stay-at-home orders and lockdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 have also resulted in an initial reduction of carbon emissions in many jurisdictions around the world. For a little while, air quality improved, urban wildlife flourished, and creation was offered a brief respite. Unfortunately, even with these reductions, the accumulated carbon in our atmosphere continues to grow. Truly addressing the climate crisis and keeping global temperature increases below 1.5˚ Celsius, as called for in the Paris agreements, requires us to make significant commitments at all levels to continue to reduce our carbon output and mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change.In partnership with other churches and faith-based organizations, our churches are part of the “For the Love of Creation” initiative that provides resources for Canada-wide education, reflection, action and advocacy for climate justice. The ongoing 2021 campaign invites individuals to make personal commitments to reduce household greenhouse gas emissions and to call on the government of Canada to pursue policies that enable Canada to live up to its global climate commitments. The personal pledge provides 27 ideas for next steps and room to name your own goals. The advocacy section provides templates for addressing just transition, rights of Indigenous peoples and climate change adaption in the Global South.We believe this campaign is living out the values of protecting God’s creation, working towards right relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and upholding the dignity of all people. We invite you to participate. We also encourage you to be in meaningful and discerning conversations as you meet locally as parishes, congregations, faith communities, ministries and collegial clusters. What next steps might you take together?Addressing the climate crisis requires commitment and action from each of us. We give thanks for the ways that you carry love of creation and the needs of the earth into your worship, prayer, and study of scripture. Together we have the power to effect the real change necessary to preserve a future for generations to come.As we undertake this reflection and commitment, let us pray:God of Love, let there be greening. Renew our commitment, call us to life and send us to act for the love of creation and for the healing of the Earth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.Yours in Christ,The Rev. Susan JohnsonNational Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in CanadaThe Most Rev. Linda NichollsArchbishop and Primate, Anglican Church of CanadaThe Most Rev. Mark MacDonaldNational Indigenous Anglican Archbishop, Anglican Church of Canada Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Apr 21, 2021 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Communion, Environment & Climate Change Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska
Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 82 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786937/mosman-bay-house-iredale-pedersen-hook-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Mosman Park, Australia Area: 474 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Houses Projects Mosman Bay House / iredale pedersen hook architectsSave this projectSaveMosman Bay House / iredale pedersen hook architects ArchDaily Photographs: Peter Bennetts Save this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The Mosman Bay House explores two contrasting spatial experiences, one is dynamic and fluid and one is passive and contemplative. One focuses on the distant views to the river and city and one is embedded with the garden. This Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde quality responds to the programmatic requirements of active and communal spaces; living, dining, cooking and private spaces; sleeping, study and bathing.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsIn a reference to The Eames ‘Powers of Ten’ we explored multiple scales of relating to the site fluctuating between distant views and the dynamics of family relationships, contrasted with the tactile engagement with the garden and pool. The upper level appears as a stranded boat, a vessel drifted down the river and washed up on the foreshore, “from the river you could be in the city but not on or of it. You could be back from it out there on the water and see everything go by you, around you, leaving you untouched” (Tim Winton- Cloudstreet).Save this picture!SketchA third space connects interior and exterior, upper and lower levels, one long space and a returning point of reference for day-to-day experiences. This is a space that refuses to end and changes rapidly with external conditions. This space collects north light and distributes summer wind chilled by a sequence of cooling ponds.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsExternal materials are tactile and designed to weather naturally, the lower level is finished in a white sand render, the foreshore of white river sand. The upper level is recycled and lapped Jarrah, a fluid vessel that meanders and wears the imprint of interior activities and furniture, a space that refuses to remain static.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe house is stretched along the east and west axis of the site, the lower level spaces all face north on to intimate and personal gardens, collecting winter sun and passive heat gain. The upper level shifts north to create a continuous veranda for the lower levels, providing privacy from neighbours and protection from summer sun. The underbelly of the upper level vessel is stained black reflecting the ground in to the interior spaces. The north shift in the upper level also allows winter sun penetration in to the south neighbours external activity areas.Save this picture!Ground LevelSave this picture!Upper LevelThe garden was specifically designed by Carrier Postmus to engage with the architectural concepts creating a lyrical and holistic experience. A series of ‘dancing’ white barked eucalypts filter north sun while in dialogue with the tilting columns and the meandering lapped Jarrah walls and screens leading one to the pool ‘Billabong’.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA fernery creates a cool and lush refuge space reflecting green light in to the study and bathing areas. A subtle native ‘carpet’ garden and olive grey colour palette responds to the white river sand walls reinforcing a sense of river foreshore. A hidden space with gas fireplace and moving recycled water allows one to ‘drift’ on the edge of the property.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsAn integrated glass art by Pamela Gaunt layers the lines of the architecture with the meandering line of the river, reflecting pattern and colour on to the white island bench.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSustainable DesignThis house is on a challenging long and narrow site in and east west orientation. This greatly influenced the environmental design of the house, it is stretched in an east west direction maximising the relationship of interior spaces to collect north passive heat gain in winter. The upper level shifts further north to create a continuous veranda protecting ground level spaces from summer sun while allowing the southern neighbour to still enjoy winter sun. The veranda and profile of the upper level was shaped by solar modelling assessing winter sun penetration to lower levels and in consideration of the functional requirements of the upper level.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA south facing open-ended gallery space extends along the entire length of the house allowing the southwest winds to filter through the entire house. A series of individual cooling ponds are placed adjacent to each internal door and opening allowing individual control of cooling. A ground level awning window with flyscreen accompanies each cooling pond. The southwest winds are funnelled by the sculptured and curved profile of the rear wall, increasing the velocity of the winds. The wind flowing over the pond is naturally cooled.Save this picture!The sculptured form also allows natural light in to this southern space heating the walls and waxed concrete floor.The ground level spaces can be compartmentalised to allow easy heating and cooling and individual control. Fans are provided to the ground level spaces for additional cooling. There is no air conditioning to these spaces.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe upper level includes north facing highlight windows designed to allow winter sun passive heat gain.It is clad in lapped and oiled recycled jarrah and is left to weather naturally over time. A rear space helps to future proof the house and allow for co-generational living.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsDuring the planning approval process the Director of Development was concerned our sustainable design approach would result in a house that would ‘de-value’ the area. We were requested to present to the mayor and development approval panel, mid way through the presentation the mayor asked why we had been asked to present, he noted the design and sustainable design principles were aspirational and believed ‘if built as intended’ would result in a project of significant environmental and social value.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse ALM / Estudio ODSSelected ProjectsAGi Architects and Shift Process Practice Reveal Finalist Proposal for Mashhad City …Unbuilt Project Share Mosman Bay House / iredale pedersen hook architects Australia “COPY” Photographs 2015 Architects: iredale pedersen hook architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeiredale pedersen hook architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMosman ParkAustraliaPublished on May 08, 2016Cite: “Mosman Bay House / iredale pedersen hook architects” 07 May 2016. 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By USDA Communications – Apr 5, 2021 Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland — an area the size of New Jersey. Since October, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has enrolled 110,000 acres in new conservation easements, bringing USDA to this important conservation milestone.“USDA is committed to partnering with our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and private landowners to conserve our nation’s natural resources for future generations and deliver conservation and recreational benefits to rural America,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “We celebrate their efforts in helping us protect sensitive lands, create jobs, expand access to the outdoors, and help tackle climate change. We look forward to building on these partnerships.”NRCS has offered conservation easements through the Farm Bill for 28 years, through programs like the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands, grasslands, and working farms and ranches through conservation easements. These programs benefit participants and the American public by creating cleaner air, water, and open spaces.Wetland EasementsWetland easements — totaling over 2.8 million acres nationwide — improve water quality by filtering sediments and chemicals, reducing flooding, recharging groundwater, protecting biological diversity, and providing opportunities for educational, scientific, and undeveloped recreational activities.Wetland easements are also crucial to wildlife, and are credited for the recovery of the Louisiana black bear in 2019 and the Oregon chub in 2015. Whooping cranes rely on wetland easements on their cross-country treks and for raising young. Also, the wet meadows of sagebrush country are an oasis for wildlife like sage grouse.Agricultural Land EasementsAgricultural land easements protect the long-term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses. These easements have been crucial to protecting rangelands and farmsteads from urban encroachment, ensuring the most productive lands remain working lands.Agricultural land easements, including grassland easements, total more than 1.9 million acres.Carbon Sequestration and EasementsEasements also can be used to protect floodplains and forests, providing public benefits, including carbon sequestration, water quality, historic preservation, wildlife habitat, and protection of open space. Easements have contributed to the restoration of the Southeast’s unique, but rare longleaf pine forests, and to the protection of animals like the Greater Sage-Grouse.Working with private landowners to preserve and restore wetlands, grasslands, forests and farmlands is integral to USDA’s efforts to build resiliency and reduce the impacts of climate change across the nation. Easements protect sensitive lands from development in perpetuity, and landowners can partner with NRCS to implement voluntary climate-smart management practices that maximize the amount of carbon sequestered from the atmosphere and stored in soils or plant biomass across these landscapes.Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is engaged in a whole-of-government effort to combat the climate crisis and conserve and protect our nation’s lands, biodiversity and natural resources including our soil, air and water. Through conservation practices and partnerships, USDA aims to enhance economic growth and create new income streams for farmers, ranchers, producers and private foresters. Successfully meeting these challenges will require USDA to pursue a coordinated approach alongside stakeholders, including State, local and Tribal governments.Enroll in EasementsFarmers, ranchers and private foresters looking to enroll farmland, grasslands, or wetlands in a conservation easement may submit proposals to the NRCS state office to acquire conservation easements on eligible land. To enroll land through wetland reserve easements, landowners should contact their local USDA Service Center.USDA offers a variety of conservation programs that provide help to plan and implement conservation practices on farms, ranches, or forests. Learn more about putting conservation to work through our Conservation at Work video series.While USDA offices are closed to visitors because of the pandemic, Service Center staff continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. To conduct business, please contact your local USDA Service Center. Additionally, more information related to USDA’s response and relief for producers can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Celebrates 5 Million Acres Enrolled in Conservation Easements Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Planter Modifications for No-Till and Cover CropsNext articleUSDA Opens CFAP 2, Announces Funding Available for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers, Ranchers USDA Communications USDA Celebrates 5 Million Acres Enrolled in Conservation Easements Facebook Twitter SHARE
katifcam/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A man was crushed to death in a tragic industrial accident when a manufacturing mold weighing upwards of 25,000 pounds fell on top of him while he was at work.The incident occurred on Nov. 10 at approximately 9:55 a.m. at Romeo RIM in Bruce Township, Michigan, when the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office received a report that an employee had been injured by a piece of equipment at the plant, the Sherriff’s Office said in a statement.When police arrived along with the Bruce Township Fire Department, they discovered Romeo Rim employee David Spano, 42, deceased after a 12-and-a-half ton manufacturing mold had fallen on top of him off of one of the interior plant walls.“At this time, the incident appears to be a tragic accident,” said the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department in a statement released following the accident. “The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been contacted.”According to their website, Romeo RIM manufactures large product parts for the transportation market, heavy trucks, agriculture, construction and rail cars using custom injection molding and other processes.The Macomb Daily said that earlier this year Romeo RIM reported that it had zero safety violations for a full year and that it was the second one-year milestone free of safety violations in less than three years.ABC News has reached out to Romeo RIM for comment.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Staff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS – A crowdfunding campaign sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will bring a new community space dedicated to food justice and resident empowerment to Indianapolis.“Access to quality, fresh foods is a necessity for communities throughout our state,” Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a statement.The crowdfunding platform was developed by Patronicity, and is being run by the Kheprw Institute. If the campaign reaches a goal of $30,000 by Jan. 9, the “Communities Creating Change: Our Voice, Our Choice” project will receive an additional $30,000 from IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.“The Kheprw Institute is excited to launch our new campaign for ‘Communities Creating Change: Our Choice, Our Voice,’” said Imhotep Adisa, executive director of the Kheprw Institute in a statement.The program seeks to encourage and sustain urban agriculture in the mid-north/northwest area of Indianapolis. The funding raised in this campaign would allow the Kheprw Institute to a turn a vacant house into the KI Urban Agri-Culture Learning Lab. Here, individuals would learn about urban gardening, farming and aquaponics.“This project will allow the Kheprw Institute to expand our reach in helping Indianapolis residents become the agents of their own change through urban agriculture and community building,” Adisa said in a statement.In addition to learning about urban agriculture, the Learning Lab would also include all the tools needed for farming, and a community kitchen where people can learn how to prepare meals from the food grown in the gardens.“We are thankful for the opportunity to engage and work with our community in creating the equitable future we collectively envision from the ground up,” Adisa said.The CreatINg Places program began in 2016, and so far, 30 projects have raised $900,000 in public funds and leveraged $1.8 million making roughly $2.7 million in total for project investment.The program has raised $15,512 of its $30,00 goal with 40 days left. Donations can be made at patronicity.com through the mail or in person.“The campaign not only will help to provide a space where Indianapolis residents can learn to grow their own food, but it encourages development of leaders in sustainable change,” Crouch said.TheStatehouseFile.com is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. November 30, 2017 |
Since 1 April 2017, we have managed and distributed timely and accurately, just over £61 billion to fund all education and training for all 5 to 16 year-olds, and post-16 apprenticeships and skills in England.We achieved this whilst implementing significant reforms in the sector, including: supporting the implementation of 31 college mergers, and the conversion of 18 sixth-form colleges to academy status this year launching the apprenticeship service, which has helped support 220,000 new apprentices into an apprenticeship and enabled 14,000 employers who have signed up so far, to take control of their apprenticeship funds through the service during this annual reporting year, opening 55 free schools under the Free Schools Capital Programme with a capacity of around 34,000 school children through the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014 to 2020 programme supporting over 233,000 learners and in managing the programme achieving no funding errors in our 2017 to 2018 accounting year supporting the next generation of this country’s Olympic hopefuls, by funding £4.5 million to support 1,550 elite young sports people to receive support alongside their academic studies the biggest change to the school funding system for well over a decade, the National Funding Formula the formula will create a fairer system helping to create a world-class education system, which allows every child to achieve their potential, whatever their background ensuring young people learn in an environment where they can fulfil their potential by funding and monitoring an increase of 1,096 academies and completing works at 55 schools through the Priority Schools Building Programme allocating £56.6 million to 415 institutions/training providers to build capacity for the delivery of T Levels from 2020 including the crucial work experience placements The ESFA’s remit continues to expand and, we remain alert to the needs and expectations of the sector to ensure we are properly safeguarding public money, for which we are responsible.ESFA annual report and accounts 2017 to 2018
The J.E.D.I show is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. We work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more. On Sunday, April 29th, at 10 p.m., J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) will perform down in New Orleans at Maison for a special show during Jazz Fest, making for one serious jam session. However, things just got stronger with The Force, as the band just announced additional artists who will join J.E.D.I.’s insanely stellar cast this Sunday. J.E.D.I. bandleader and world-class drummer Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls) is currently on tour as one of six percussion players in David Byrne’s band, who will perform earlier in the day at the festival proper. Given this, Johnston has now added his fellow Byrne band members—Davi Viera, Mauro Refosco, and Gustavo Di Dalva—as well as bassist Nate Edgar of The Nth Power to J.E.D.I.’s upcoming late night performance in New Orleans. (Get tickets here.)EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Johnston Talks Touring With David Byrne, Brazilian Girls, J.E.D.I., & MorePreviously announced artists joining Johnston’s J.E.D.I. project for this special show include bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live Band), saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Benny Bloom (of Lettuce / The Shady Horns), guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds / Matador! Soul Sounds), and vocalist Shira Elias (Turkuaz).This lineup is what Jazz Fest is all about: Bringing artists from across the musical spectrum to simply vibe off each other and create sweet music. Lee, Zoidis, and Edgar joined the maiden voyage of J.E.D.I. with Johnston back in late 2017, which went off into a galaxy far, far away. With the way things are currently adding up, this late-night might just go into the furthest reaches of the musical universe.J.E.D.I. – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA – 11/30/2017[via 215music]Tickets for J.E.D.I. at Maison on Sunday, April 29th at 10 p.m. are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and event updates, join the Facebook Event page.