Vallecas 51 / SOMOS Arquitectos

first_img “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: SOMOS Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Vallecas 51 / SOMOS Arquitectos Area:  14934 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!+ 18 Share CopySocial Housing•Madrid, Spain Spaincenter_img 2006 ArchDaily Social Housing Projects Year:  Vallecas 51 / SOMOS ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVallecas 51 / SOMOS Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeSOMOS ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingMadridHousingSpainPublished on July 30, 2009Cite: “Vallecas 51 / SOMOS Arquitectos” 30 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Text description provided by the architects. 1. URBAN SETTING AND PROJECT The proposed building rises eight floors above the ground along one of the limits of the block imposed by the urban planning. The great scale of the building acts like a visual screen for the green area that stands aside, physically protecting it. The volume, specifically fixed according to the rigid city-planning rules that prevail within the scope of the PAU de Vallecas, as well as the optimization of the space to obtain the estimated amount of apartments, drove us to respect the enveloped volume determined in the planning, using another series of tools to give a new urban approach to the intervention. On the ground floor, the apartments are oriented towards the later green area, whereas towards the official facade and the hustle and bustle common of a commercial street, the commercial premises and the three accesses (garage and pedestrian) are placed. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe building raises a scale reduction, a friendly relation with the surroundings spliting the facade in small units that combined with each other might be able to transmit a changing sensation, dynamic, chameleonlike. The facade crystallizes through open celled polycarbonate panels fixed on an aluminum substructure, creating a sustainable and recyclable skin. These panels achieve, through gradation of tones and brightness, combined with a substrate of neutral color determined by the outer shell of the facade, the right combination of both materials in order to make the entire façade to vibrate, entering in resonance with that light so characteristic on the city of Madrid. Save this picture!In the inside, a courtyard flanked with access galleries provides the apartments with light and crossed ventilation, two facts that in this way would let them become open to two opposed facades. The light galleries made out of steel wind through the inner void and optimize the ratio of vertical access cores on each floor. At the same time they grant renewed aesthetic qualities, as well as hygiene and salubrity to the common space of relation. A translucent polycarbonate ceiling is settled like linen cloths that illuminate the accesses to the apartments. The slim stairs are solved extending out from these galleries in an overhang which jumps in the air connecting each floor. Save this picture!The hall area is emphasized like a compressed access space, by means of generous terraces, finished with vitreous mosaic, prepared for the installation of the mailboxes and illuminated with a network of lights-skylight in the ceiling. Save this picture!2. PROGRAM It is about one promotion of 123 houses of Social housing, 2 businesses and 4 underground floors for garage, to be solved in a quarter of a block. In order to save space, we propose just two vertical communication cores located at the ends of the inner courtyard. The apartments are grouped around this patio, being accessed through steel footbridges. The units prepared for handicapped people are placed on the ground floor looking out towards the green area, whereas in the main façade, access hall and garage find their place, as well as the commercial premises. Save this picture!3. STRUCTURAL SOLUTION A mixed structural solution in concrete and steel is considered. The main body of the building is solved in reinforced concrete, whereas the circulation system of galleries and the stairs which carry vertical connection inserted in the inner patio are solved in steel, including the accompanying pavements of galvanized steel plate.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessArt Museum / KSP Engel und Zimmermann ArchitektenArticlesCanada Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010ArticlesProject locationAddress:Madrid, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

American Farm Bureau Wants Trade and Clean Water Progress in 2020

first_img American Farm Bureau Wants Trade and Clean Water Progress in 2020 Facebook Twitter FB-focuses-on-trade-and-clean-waterAmerican Farm Bureau is now fully focused on 2020 and hoping for progress on trade negotiations and regulatory changes that would benefit agriculture. Final passage of USMCA could happen soon, and Executive Vice President Dale Moore says farmers are looking forward to the eventual “Phase One” trade deal with China being signed in just days. But clean water is still counted as unfinished business.“We’re anticipating that EPA and Administrator Wheeler and his team are soon going to put the final signature on the new Clean Water Rule that will get us out of this fight we’ve been in for years. We’ve certainly got to get U.S.-Mexico-Canadian Agreement finished up. We’re looking to the next phase of the discussions with Japan to expand on some of the gains we’ve made.”Some are wondering if there will be another round of payments under the Market Facilitation Program. Moore cautions farmers on that one.“I would have to say that right now, I would not encourage folks to hold their breath. Our hope is that some of these changes that have been made on the tariff war with China will calm down a bit and we’ll see that marketplace return and see more imports of U.S. goods by China that will help push those prices up.”Moore also says Farm Bureau members want the organization focused on the various aspects of sustainability.“They certainly want us to be engaged, making sure that we are part of the discussion, look for ways that give them the opportunity to be partners in this process. Sustainability means that I’m making progress not only on the conservation front, on the environmental front, but also keep my farm going for that next generation. That’s one of the things that’s very important.”On USMCA, now that the Senate Finance Committee has agreed to send the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to the full Senate, there is speculation about how soon it will be voted upon. Guesses range from a few days to weeks, and Jon Doggett of the National Corn Growers Association is one of many anxiously awaiting the final vote.“The Canadian and Mexican markets are huge for us and we need to make this happen and get some certainty back into the marketplace,” he said.Mexico has already ratified the trade agreement, and Canada’s parliament is expected to consider it this month.Sources: AFBF and USDA SHARE Previous articleNPPC: Impossible Pork is “Impossible”Next articleFeds Side with Monsanto in Roundup Cancer Case Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News American Farm Bureau Wants Trade and Clean Water Progress in 2020 SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jan 8, 2020 last_img read more

Charlie McConalogue announced as new Agriculture Minister

first_img Twitter Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie McConalogue has been named as the new Agriculture Minister.The Donegal TD, who was previously Fianna Fáil’s Agriculture Spokesperson, succeeds Dara Calleary, who resigned over last month’s Oireachtas golf society dinner controversy.He’s the third person to hold the position since the government was formed at the end of June.Wexford TD James Browne will succeed Deputy McConalogue as Minister of State at the Department of Justice.Taoiseach Michéal Martin nominated the new Agriculture Minister in the Dáil this afternoon:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 2, 2020 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous article71 new cases of Covid-19 and 2 deaths confirmed in NINext articleKenny praises Duffy on Celtic move News Highland Charlie McConalogue announced as new Agriculture Minister Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Cricket News Ambati Rayudu Reconsiders Retirement, Wants To Play In All Formats

first_img New Delhi: Ambati Rayudu has had a rollercoaster 2019. After not being picked in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, he criticised the selection of Vijay Shankar by referring to him as a ‘3-D player’. In July, he announced his retirement from all forms of the game after being named in the reserves for the Indian cricket team. However, he was not inlcuded in the team as replacement despite two players sustaining injuries. First, Rishabh Pant was named as replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan and then Mayank Agarwal was called in to replace Vijay Shankar, who was ruled out of the World Cup due to toe injury. The middle order batsman had not cited any specific reason for the shocking decision to put an end to his international career.Now, a couple of months later, Rayudu has made a sudden U-turn on his retirement. In a letter to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Rayudu had said, “I would like to come out of retirement and play cricket in all formats. I want to thank CSK , VVS Laxman and Noel David who have been very supportive during the tough time and are instrumental in making me realize that I have enough cricket left in me and the decision to retire was taken in an emotional state and in haste.”Rayudu has played 50 ODI innings and scored 1694 runs at an impressive average of 47.05. He has three centuries and 10 fifties to his name with a top score of 124* and strike rate of 79.04. He has also played five T20 Internationals but could not mirror his ODI performance. He scored just 42 runs at an average of 10.50. Rayudu had reacted on his omission with a sarcastic tweet that he would watch the World Cup wearing 3D glasses, in an obvious reference to chief selector MSK Prasad’s defence of Shankar’s selection.Also Read | No action on Ambati Rayudu for sarcastic tweet: BCCI officialPrasad had said that the Tamil Nadu player brings three dimensions to the table – as a middle order batsman who could bowl at medium pace and is also a handy fielder – and that was the reason he got the nod ahead of Rayudu.Also Read | IPL 2019: Ambati Rayudu’s No.4 spot in India team for World Cup takes a hit after low scoreFollowing his retirement, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir had criticised the selectors for not handling Rayudu’s situation well. “Five selectors combined would not have made the runs Rayudu has in his career. I feel extremely sad about this retirement. Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal got selected amidst the World Cup injuries, and anyone in Rayudu’s place would have felt equally bad,” said Gambhir. Ambati Rayudu was not picked in the India squad for 2019 World Cup.India were knocked out in the semi-final of the tournament.Rayudu had criticised the selection of Vijay Shankar. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Zengerle UW’s latest member to join 100-point club

first_imgJunior forward Mark Zengerle missed a portion of the season with injury, but has still managed to earn 15 points this season.[/media-credit]One hundred.Every sport has a magic number that all athletes strive to reach – whether it be 300 wins for a pitcher in baseball or 1,000 rushing yards for a running back in a football season – athletes and fans use these benchmarks as a sign that a player has made it.For college hockey that number is 100 career points.On the Wisconsin hockey team, only 70 players had reached that threshold in the sport’s illustrious 50-year career in the modern era heading into 2013.But on Feb. 1 against North Dakota in a hostile Ralph Engelstad Arena, that exclusive club added one more: junior Mark Zengerle.The goal, which came 13 seconds after a goal by UND, couldn’t have come at a more important moment, and it helped the Badgers rally to earn a hard-fought 1-1 tie in one of the toughest venues in college hockey.“Our talk on the bench, ‘let’s respond’,” head coach Mike Eaves said of the one goal deficit said after the game. “That is the best response we can get by going out and scoring right away.”The point itself wasn’t that pretty – a fact that a humble Zengerle is the first to admit.“It really wasn’t too much on my part,” Zengerle said. “I just kinda got my stick in there behind the net in the corner and the garbage man [Michael Mersch] over here did the rest.”And yet it seemed fitting that a player who has made a career mostly on his ability to facilitate his teammates’ goal scoring – earning at least 30 assists in each of his first two seasons, which put him in elite company with only three other Badgers – earned it in such a way.“My parents were in town last weekend [for the game] and my mom was like, ‘You have to get it on a goal,’ but whatever, I don’t really care … I’m more of an assist man anyways so it kinda made sense, but it would have been nicer to have a goal,” he said.More unfortunate, however, was the fact that the Rochester, N.Y., native’s shining moment came while the Badgers were visiting bitter-rival North Dakota and not at home in the Kohl Center.Instead of a raucous round of applause in front of a friendly set of Wisconsin fans clad in cardinal and white, Zengerle’s accomplishment went largely unnoticed at UND – save a few congratulations from his teammates after the game – and Zengerle didn’t draw attention to it.“I congratulated him [after the game], I think everyone did,” junior winger Michael Mersch said. “It’s a huge individual statistic – great for him – but he was pretty humble about it.”When an athlete reaches one of these well-established milestones, it can be easy to forget the road that brought them there, but 100 points didn’t come easy for the junior. Zengerle had to overcome considerable adversity in the early part of the season to even put himself in the position to go into the Wisconsin hockey record books as a 100-point scorer.When the season began, and as the Badgers faltered out of the gates – losing their first seven out of 10 games – Zengerle was off to the races recording two goals and four assists in the first five games of the season to lead the Badgers in scoring.With 86 points already recorded over his freshman and sophomore seasons at UW, and six points at that point in 2012-13, Zengerle’s career total of 92 points placed him just eight shy of 100.For Badger fans, whether or not he would reach 100 points never seemed in doubt, but rather people wondered how quickly it would be done, and in his form, it seemed that would’t be too far off.But that was all before Colorado College came to town Nov. 3 and 4.Following a loss in the opening game of the series on Friday 5-4 in overtime, a freak play in which Zengerle attempted to block a CC player’s shot in game two resulted in a broken index finger for the UW’s center.After sitting out the next six games – a period in which the Badgers earned just a single win – Zengerle finally made his return against Michigan Tech Dec. 2 still sitting eight points short. Despite his highly anticipated return, he wasn’t able to pick up where he left off at the beginning of the season offensively, earning zero points in his first two games back.But it is at times like these the greatest players perform at their best, and that is just what Zengerle did.Over his next 10 games, Zengerle would go on to score seven points in the run up to his 100th point Feb. 1 in Grand Forks, N.D, helping the Badgers climb back into the WCHA title race along the way.Now with the milestone reached, it might have been easy for Zengerle to take his foot off the gas pedal – even if subconsciously – but for UW’s key offensive man it was never about how many goals and assists he could rack up.“If someone had told me five years ago that I would score 100 points at Wisconsin, I would probably have laughed and said, ‘yeah right, in my dreams’,” Zengerle said. “But it’s pretty cool, some of the players that have reached that, and a lot of them have played in the NHL.”Soon enough, the undrafted NHL prospect may just get an opportunity to join those UW 100-point earners to come before him in the league. But for now Wisconsin’s offensive maestro is happy to continue making his teammates look good – one goal at a time.last_img read more

Sunday feature: Depletion of utility reserves puts City of Wellington in financial bind

first_img2011 $12,539,570.00 $1,319,897.00 $1,595,284.00 $15,454,751.00 As one can tell, the city of Wellington has become increasingly dependent on the utility fund reserves with the percentage increasing every year until 2015. The 2015 figures also includes a one-time transfer of $750,000, thus upping the electrical revenue figure for that year.From 2013 to 2014 there was a single year increase of 4.4 percent or $682,697. From 2010 to 2014, over the four-year period there was an increase of 6.64 percent or $1,152,477.But that’s not the only fund the city has used utility reserves. There is transfers to utility capital improvement funds for the electrical switching station, water wells, etc.  These were the transfers from 2010 to 2014. 2009 $12,324,219.00 $1,206,956.00 $1,207,350.00 $14,738,525.00 2010 $12,142,080.00 $1,201,690.00 $1,638,143.00 $14,981,913.00 2014 $1,264,850.00 $460,500.00 $1,725,350.00 2013 $12,759,960.00 $1,208,729.00 $1,560,364.00 $15,519,053.00 201513 $2,426,836.00 $364,065.00 $2,790,901.00 20119.1 $1,046,566.00 $277,349.00 $1,323,815.00 20129.6 $1,123,415.00 $286,867.00 $1,410,282.00 Utility accounts% used  Electric revenue  Water/sewer rev.  Total for year  Utility accounts   Electric revenue    Water/sewer rev.    Total for year   2012 $168,069 per audit report 2012 $12,596,427.00 $1,283,763.00 $1,562,699.00 $15,441,889.00 Total:$922,648 2015 $235,000.00 $631,983.00 $866,983.00 Yes, that is a sizable chunk of change. But considering the city has taken $7.8 million out of the utility reserves in the same period, SRMC is only a small portion of the problem.In other words, there is a myriad of issues leading to the reserve depletion – including the building of a new substation, switching station and electrical transmission circuit which we will delve in more detail in the second part of this story. 20108 $975,053.00 $170,600.00 $1,145,653.00 2010 $250,000.00 $300,000.00 $550,000.00center_img 2010 $187,402 per audit report How we got to this point…Ultimately, the greatest culprit of all, is robbing Peter to pay Paul – a scenario the state of Kansas knows all too well.In the city’s quest to keep taxes down in the face of stagnant evaluations and rising operating expenses, additional money has had to come from someplace. And the utility fund cash reserves, which has as much funds as the general operating fund, is a convenient place to start.Haas cautions people not to overreact. Taking money out of the utility reserve fund isn’t a bad thing.“In fact, I would have great concerns if a city did not use its utility funds to cover some of its general operating expenses,” he said. “That’s what it is supposed to do.”The problem is, it has become too good of one thing for the city.Each year in August, the city council approves next year’s budget and the city manager authorizes the percentage of funds used in the utility budget.The chart below illustrates transfers to the general fund and the percentage the city manager used for that particular year: 201414.64 $1,876,058.00 $422,042.00 $2,298,100.00 2014 $321,421 unaudited amount 2011 $159,513 per audit report by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council election is April 7. Those who win a seat may soon wonder why they were running “for” council, instead of running “away” from it.For the new Wellington city council will have the dutiful task of trying to replenish a diminishing utility city reserve fund while trying to balance a budget, hold down utility rates and/or property taxes, and not cut out much needed governmental services.John Haas, the City of Wellington’s financial advisor for over two decades, brought news to the council latest work session meeting that the city’s utility fund cash reserves are being depleted at an unhealthy rate.In 2011, the city of Wellington utility fund had a cash reserve balance of $11.2 million. In 2014 that fund is down to $8.2 million. At the end of this year, the reserve fund could be lower than $5.5 million.The depletion of reserves, is a warning sign to bond investors. The city might not be in good financial shape.Standard and Poor’s Rating Service currently gives the City of Wellington an A+ rating. That is considered “strong creditworthiness.” A triple AAA rating is considered the best. In order to preserve this A+ rating, the city must continually report that it is good financial health. One of those factors, include healthy reserves. A governmental entity must demonstrate it has enough rainy day funds to financially withstand a disaster. Haas said the Wellington’s reserve fund needs to be at least $8 million – which up until this year, was fine. But because this fund has been depleted in the past three years, Wellington’s municipality stands to lose its credit rating and therefore its purchasing power.A municipal bond rating acts much like your credit score. If you have a high credit score, and you seek a loan, you’ll be eligible for better interest rates and other favorable terms because the lending institution knows you are more of a low risk. If you have a low credit score, well, good luck with that.In other words, unless the city of Wellington figures out a better way to balance its books, stop the bleeding and get its reserves funds back on track, it will be a tough way of doing business over the next few years.And how does it do that?Hold onto your wallet Wellington citizens. You, the utility consumer/property owner, stands a very good chance of paying more for utility costs and/or property taxes. 2011 $262,000.00 $714,000.00 $976,000.00 If you combine the figures of the three spreadsheets above, one could see, the city has made more significant withdrawals lately, than before.Now let’s look at the utility revenue side.These are audited utility sales from electric, water, sewer and the combination of the three from 2009 to 2013. 2014 figures have not become available yet. Utility sales Electric  Water  Sewer  Total  As you can see the utility revenue has gone up slightly, but not meeting the withdrawals from the city.So, as one can see, the city of Wellington has a problem on its hands.And what will that cost you?We’ll delve into that very subject in the second part of this series, including details of the switching system and the methodology behind the city council’s budgetary actions of recent past.Follow us on Twitter. 2013 $667,500.00 $479,600.00 $1,147,100.00 2012 $688,800.00 $370,000.00 $1,058,800.00 2013 $89,243 per audit report 201310.24 $1,314,193.00 $301,210.00 $1,615,403.00 The sidebar issues …Before we delve into the problem, let’s preface that the council is only in the discussion phase. There has been no action take. In fact, this Wellington City Council won’t be making the decision. That’s for the new council which will be ushered in April 21 after the city election.Also, let’s eliminate any wild unsubstantiated accusations on Facebook from the equation. There are no missing funds and there are no official accusations of embezzlement.Each year the city of Wellington is required to have an independent audit through the Kenneth Cooper CPA accounting firm. A system is in place in which there is enough checks and balances that if impropriety was going on it would have to involve many people.“If there were missing funds, the city would have contacted me long ago,” Cooper said from his office Friday.Some have also questioned whether there were rebates offered through Westar Energy – the utility conglomerate that supplies utilities to municipalities, and whether the city of Wellington should have been transferred those rebates along to the consumers.There seems to be no consensus amongst city officials and council members that such rebates were even offered. Sumner Newscow believes this is a story for another day and doesn’t address the issue of depleting reserve funds at hand.As always, the Sumner Regional Medical Center receives its share of the blame from the public at large when it comes to city utility discussions. The city has allocated $922,648 in utility abatement from 2010 to 2014 according to figures accumulated by Wellington City Clerk Shane Shields. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (41) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… Commenting Disabled Further commenting on this page has been disabled by the blog admin. You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down wanting a change · 280 weeks ago our utilities are very high, look into why businesses do not stay here. I have talked to several owners that have pulled from here, between the high rates on leasing and the utilities its a wonder how any of them can stay here. the city needs to also regulate the amount of electricity they are using, because who pays their bills?? the library always has lights on, why do we need them on all night long? or other businesses that are city owned, we have security lights for this purpose not leaving the lights on all night. that could solve a bit of an issue. living in other towns in Kansas, I have never paid high utilities as I have paid here in wellington, people can barely feed their families as is, then you add this on top of it. makes for a hard time to get ahead. even Westar has a great payment plan, that is workable for all families, here, good luck. you get charged a huge fee if you are one day late, then charged another it says if they shut you off, its crazy! I think Jazzy would be an amazing Mayor just reading these questionnaires and knowing she is the real deal. several others are just “rolling with the punches” and saying what you want to hear, and I don’t believe have the best interests for our town. look at this town folks, people are moving out, businesses are moving out, people don’t want to shop here because of no variety, or simply lost hope in our town. Look at the past, this town was a hopping, thriving town with so much potential, what were we doing then that we are not doing now?????? Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago -16 Vote up Vote down Wheat · 280 weeks ago I have no confidence In Roy Eckert to handle this complicated issue. If you look at Eckert background in Ketchikan, Alaska and Montrose County, Colorado you see examples of how he has gross mishandled issues that left those communities worse off by the time he left. Why so many complicated issues in his 4 months only as our city manager? Now the threat of much higher utility rates. Eckert has had more problems in 4 months than Gus Collins had in 8 years combined. Shane Shields did an awesome job in his 6 months as interim city Manager! I am voting against all city incumbents on April 7 that hired Eckert. I urge others to do the same! Report Reply 8 replies · active 280 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down dave · 280 weeks ago Hey Cue, Is it just me, it seems only idiots that comment on your stories. Great information. It’s just what I suspected. I feel the revenue is there, just need to slow spending for a while. I feel a 10 million reserve or above is what it should be, and the Council needs to be accountable for the excessive spending. Report Reply 1 reply · active 280 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Steve · 280 weeks ago So who at the city is in charge of making sure this kind of thing does not happen. Is there no one to do this. It is not like it is something that just happened over the last year. This has been a problem for a long time. Has the financial advisor for over 2 decades never looked at this before??? Report Reply 2 replies · active 280 weeks ago +21 Vote up Vote down Guest · 280 weeks ago In defense of Mr. Eckert, he walked into a mess! Let’s give him a chance to deal with the disaster left by Gus Collins. Someone, presumably the Council, was not paying attention for us to get to this point! Gus pretty well did as he pleased and allowed spending to go unrestrained in almost every dept! Now Mr. Eckert has the unfortunate task of “putting a halt to” the open checkbook mentality that is rampant in our City! Case in point, look at the amount of overtime turned in by the Fire Dept. every pay period. As of the end of Feb. almost $41,000.00 in overtime alone! I appreciate our Emergency Services, but I’m convinced they are taking the City for a cleaning! I wish the New Council “Good Luck” Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Lynda · 280 weeks ago Does this have anything to do with why our tax Value was raised on our house well over 10,000.00 dollars? We have not done any improvements, houses in our neighborhood is falling down, and there are no new businesses or big improvements to this town, nor are there a huge amount of people flocking to Wellington to live and buy homes here. Something strange is going on here and it is not good. Report Reply 1 reply · active 280 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Citizen · 280 weeks ago In my opinion, losing city residents could be part of the equation. If more people are paying into the fund, perhaps more reserves could be built. Have we asked ourselves WHY people leave Wellington? Let’s clean up our town, attract more businesses, large and small, as well as families, then maybe we can start to solve some of these issues. Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 280 weeks ago Over spending causes this. This regime has spent money like the Clintons. Other people’s money. No problem… we’ll abscond with another utility or tax hike. Again and again. Covering your overspending by tying it to the nefarious utility bill amounts to strong-armed robbery. This bunch has the “disease of MORE. Tired of the same excuse of “if we don’t do this people wont attract new bla bla (pick one). And the chamber pretending everything is just hunky-dory. Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down old craig · 280 weeks ago We have gone broke living this myth that we have to add all these new things to attract anyone. They’ve been trying to morph wellington into their own perfect little enclave…at our expense. That’s baloney and now millions are misspent or missing. Federal auditors please! Report Reply 1 reply · active 280 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Guest · 280 weeks ago I am very dissapointed in Jan Korte. She is highly educated CPA with a great financial Background, where was her leadership the last two years on the city council ? if city hall has made more poor decisions with the utility fund. Report Reply 0 replies · active 280 weeks ago 123Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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adidas Golf renews partnership with England Golf

first_img adidas Golf has extended its partnership with England Golf through to 2020, building on a commitment which began in 2015 to support the next generation of talent in all areas of the game, including elite-level and disability golf.The England Golf teams will wear the latest apparel and footwear from the spring/summer 2019 range including the new Tour360 range of footwear and the technology within the ‘Ultimate’ apparel range.For the first time, adidas Golf was the title sponsor of last night’s annual England Golf Awards. The awards recognised outstanding players, clubs, counties, golf coaches and volunteers.England Golf has a strong track record of producing top-level athletes from the amateur ranks including adidas athletes Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Jordan, Sophie Lamb and Jordan Smith.Andrew Law, Managing Director of adidas Golf EMEA said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the national teams and look forward to supporting their continued success. England Golf’s presence across amateur golf is significant and we are dedicated to supporting the governing body in bringing more talented youngsters to the game.”Nick Pink, Chief Executive of England Golf said: “I’m delighted that we are able to extend the agreement with adidas who will provide bespoke support to our squads and teams. adidas have always been at the cutting edge in sport and naturally we want to partner with companies and products of the highest quality – this is an excellent fit for England Golf. We are all looking forward to developing the relationship to help all involved.”Caption: England Golf squad players wearing adidas Golf kit Tags: adidas Golf, England squads, partnership 22 Mar 2019 adidas Golf renews partnership with England Golf last_img read more

Mater Dei Prep Supporters Look to CBA Model

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – They may have raised the necessary money to sustain Mater Dei Prep for another year but it is only one of the hurdles going forward for supporters of the struggling Roman Catholic high school.The next step is to establish Mater Dei Prep as an independent Catholic school, like Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft. Mater Dei Prep currently functions as a parish school overseen by the Diocese of Trenton, according to a committee member.But before that can happen, the school must submit the required paperwork to the state Department of Education, have the appropriate insurance and apply and receive approval from the municipality, along with meeting other administrative requirements and ultimately receiving approval from the Diocese of Trenton.That requires volunteers working with the campaign to establish a separate legal entity, a state registered not-forprofit corporation that will be used as an endowment to administer the donated funding. In the future, supporters hope that endowment will have a role akin to an independent educational foundation, continuing fundraising and assisting in purchasing equipment, helping pay for capital improvements as well as other services, accordingto a committee member who is not authorized to speak for the committee.The school representatives will have to meet with Bishop David M. O’Connell and others from the Diocese of Trenton to discuss the school’s plan for its future. However, no date has yet been set.Repeated calls to the diocese seeking comment on the process going for ward were not returned; nor were calls to the Rev. Jeff Kegley, the school’s executive director and St. Mar y’s Parish pastor, and principal Craig Palmer.The school is accepting registration for the coming year and all the grade levels are scheduling for the 2015-16 year, said the committee member.“We’re doing everything we feel is necessary to open Mater Dei Prep’s doors in September,” Jim Shaw said in an email last week. “We are fully committed to the success of Mater Dei Prep and based on our conversations with current and prospective families, we believe the entire MDP community is as positive as we are.”In simple terms, explained Elizabeth Wulfhorst, public relations chairperson for the Seraph’s Fund, “We’re moving from surviving to thriving.”On Feb. 3, Kegley announced that Mater Dei Prep, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary, would have to permanently close its doors this June due to a longstanding budget deficit, unstable enrollment and the announcement late last year that the diocese would discontinue its financial support.Suppor ters, made up of families of current and former students and alumni, rallied, working to raise the money to sustain the school for the coming year and working on an extended plan for the school’s continued viability.The $1 million number was announced as the needed target to continue operations for 2015-16 and to provide the financial groundwork for the future years.— By John Burtonlast_img read more

Spokane Braves spoil New Year’s Eve party for Leafs, edge home side 3-2

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNo doubt the Nelson Leafs are happy to see the close of 2011.Because after playing perhaps one of their worst games of the season New Year’s Eve things can’t get any worse for the Green and White heading into 2012.Brandon Amatto stopped 24 of 26 shots to backstop the Spokane Braves to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The loss erases a perfect opportunity for Nelson to climb up the Murdoch standings after division-leading Beaver Valley was beaten twice this weekend by the Castlegar Rebels and comes on the heels of a 7-1 trouncing the Leafs dealt Spokane Friday in the Lilac City.”I think (Friday) we came into the game prepared but today we had a bit of complacency,” said Leaf captain Tyler Parfeniuk.””We came in pretty confident . . . after the first it was all right,” Parfeniuk added. “But the second period kind of killed us.”Critics may disagree with the Leaf captain.Needing a late goal by Nick Newman in the first period to finish the frame tied against a team Nelson dominated the night before is not the way Leaf coach Frank Maida explained the game plan to the team before the game started.And it definitely wasn’t the way the game was to play out in the second when Spokane scored twice in the period, the second goal coming on a breakaway by Alex Marmon after the Leafs defence whiffed on a puck at the opposition blue line.Trailing 3-1 after two periods, Nelson got some life in the second when Dallon Stoddart crashed the net to beat Amatto from close range.But the 20-year-old Spokane native slammed the door on the Leaf shooters the rest of the game shedding some light on what has been a less than great season.”I think the past month hasn’t been the greatest of hockey for us so I will be nice to go into the next month fresh,” Parfeniuk said, looking to take some positive out of the conclusion to 2011.”It will be nice to get a week off and get right back at it next week.”Dylan Tappe, on the power play in the first period, and Uriah Machuga in the second completed the scoring for the 15-18-1 Braves.Nelson, 20-14-0-2, out shot Spokane 26-20 in the game, but only after a third-period push that saw the hosts with a 13-6 advantage.Friday, the Leafs held a 39-31 advantage including an 11-5 total in the second period.The Leafs finish the month of December 3-5 with four losses coming against Murdoch Division opponents.Nelson begins a three-game home stand Friday when the team hosts Princeton Posse at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Saturday, the Leafs welcome the lowly Grand Forks Border Bruins.LEAF NOTES: Friday, Brett Norman led the charge with two goals and three assists. Jonathon Petrash also scored twice while adding a helper. Carsen Willans, Matti Jmaeff and Nick Newman had singles. Newman and Linden Horswill each had three points while Jmaeff and Colten Schell had two points. Kurtis Redding scored the lone goal for the Braves. Andrew Walton earned the win in goal for Nelson. . . .Friday’s game was delayed 45 minutes when glass at the Spokane end of the ice was shattered during warm-up. The result saw the Leafs get back into Nelson at 3:30 a.m. . . . Forward Colton Malmsten and defenceman Julian Davis were scratches for Saturday. . . .The Leafs currently have 22 players on the roster, which means coach Frank Maida has one more card available before the upcoming B.C. Hockey roster deadline. . . . The Braves played Saturday’s game without head coach Mike Bay behind the [email protected]last_img read more

Trail hosts 2012 B.C. Little League Baseball Championships, first game Saturday against White Rock

first_imgTeams arrive Friday for the banquet with official opening ceremonies set to go Saturday prior to the Trail/White Rock contest.Trail, with two players from Nelson on the roster — Reece Tambellini and Quin Hall  — plays Hastings Sunday at 10 a.m. and Dunbar, Forest Hills and Beacon Hill Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, at 5 p.m.The rest of the team is from Trail and Fruitvale.Kiran Johnston, Nolan Piche and Dawson denBeisne are the Fruitvalites on the squad while Trail’s contingent consists of Bradley Ross, Colton Miracle, Ross St. Jean, Derek Green and Jon Ballarin.Thursday is a rain out day.Friday the top four teams meet in semi final round before the two winners advance to Saturday’s Championship game at noon.The winner represents the province of BC at the Canadian Championships, August 4-11 in Edmonton, Alta.Trail has won the Canadian title five times, the last coming in 1990.For more information go to: Baseball.The sport of the dog days of summer.Fans looking to watch some of the best youth baseball in the province should take flight to Andy Bilesky Park in Trail for the B.C. Little League Championships.The six-team tournament begins Saturday with the host Trail Allstars up against District 3 rep White Rock at 1:30 p.m.The other teams in the tournament are Hastings and Dunbar of Vancouver, Beacon Hill of Victoria and Forest Hills from the Sunshine Coast/Whistler area.The Trail All Stars enter ithe tournament with a 16-2 record of exhibition and tournament play.The squad has a pair of tournament wins, last weekend at the Pullman Summer Classic and in Kelso, Washington.last_img read more