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Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgChoppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswanalast_img read more

House in Minami-tanabe / FujiwaraMuro Architects

first_img 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870210/house-in-minami-tanabe-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaJapanPublished on May 05, 2017Cite: “House in Minami-tanabe / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 04 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?南田边住宅 / Fujiwaramuro architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Projects Photographs:  Toshiyuki Yano Site Area:63.45 m2Architects In Charge:Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio MuroCity:OsakaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The existing row house on this long, narrow property measuring 3.75 m across and 16.92 m deep was torn down to make way for a new residence. The design adapts to the distinctive site by playing up deep lines of sight. Segmented split-level floors overlap with one basement and three above-ground floors, providing visual outlets in a number of directions. The basement contains a multi-purpose space, the first floor an entryway, the second floor a combined living-dining-kitchen area and desk space, the third floor bedrooms and bathrooms, and above that there is a rooftop area.  Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoScattered staircases connecting the split-level floors create multiple up-down circulation routes, giving form to an image of wandering through the house rather than moving monotonously within it. The nature of the site is ill-suited to gazing at exterior views, so we approached the interior as a landscape of its own. Residents are able to stand or sit at various spots inside the house and enjoy this interior landscape. The idea was not simply to design a place for spending time but rather to think about time.  Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoOutside, a stainless-steel chain curtain hangs across the façade. It can be closed to gently deflects prying eyes or opened to provide a feeling of expansiveness. While people tend to associate stainless steel curtains with the hardness of metal, when used on a building-sized scale, they flutter in the wind and convey a surprisingly soft impression. The result is a façade that lets in light while maintaining privacy during the day, and at night turns into a glittering veil illuminated by the interior lighting.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessSuzhou Chapel / Neri&Hu Design and Research OfficeSelected ProjectsSembawang House / Atelier M+ASelected Projects Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Osaka, Japan Houses Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 24 Share ArchDaily House in Minami-tanabe / FujiwaraMuro Architects House in Minami-tanabe / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Minami-tanabe / FujiwaraMuro Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870210/house-in-minami-tanabe-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

HSH House / A Milimetre

first_img Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officeA MilimetreOfficeFollowProductPlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBangkokThailandPublished on November 21, 2018Cite: “HSH House / A Milimetre” 20 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Year:  Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906185/hsh-house-a-milimetre Clipboard HSH House / A MilimetreSave this projectSaveHSH House / A Milimetre Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906185/hsh-house-a-milimetre Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment, Houses Interiors•Bangkok, Thailand “COPY” Manufacturers: Rodeca, COTTO, MUJI, TOA Products used in this ProjectPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building ElementsSave this picture!© Jirayu RattanawongText description provided by the architects. A typical townhouse from the 80’s has been renovated on the east of Bangkok. The dull and dark house lacked natural light and ventilation. The original windows were small and the interior lacked privacy due to traffic and pedestrians.Save this picture!© Jirayu RattanawongSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Jirayu RattanawongTo have an open plan with high privacy is the main concept of this project. A vertical façade with multiple usages was created. It is the main entrance to the house. It visually separates the public road from the interior of the house. The residents can look out, but pedestrians cannot peek inside. The facade also works as a security wall which is what living in Bangkok needs. In the interior, rooms with only one function each have been merged into a more open and connected house. We wanted to have a double space area linking other spaces and rooms together. So we removed a floor slab on the second floor in the centre of the house. This created a void that not only makes the most use of natural light and ventilation, but also brings people together.Save this picture!© Jirayu RattanawongSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jirayu RattanawongMaterial transformations:The opaque materials have been replaced by transparent ones.Upper plane: we brightened the centre of the house, which was too dark, by adding a skylightVertical plane: the original windows were small and their wooden frames were thick. We replaced them with larger windows with slim steel frames. The slim frames allow more light into the house.  Save this picture!© Jirayu RattanawongFloor: A floor slab floor in the centre of the house on the second floor was demolished to create a double space that connect all other spaces togetherFaçade: the building is enclosed with 1”x2” steel battens which protects the interior from the busy surroundingsSave this picture!© Jirayu RattanawongProject gallerySee allShow lessCC Residence / Trinhvieta-ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFinUp Office Design / hyperSitySelected Projects Sharecenter_img Sitthana Phongkitkaroon, Wipavee Kueasirikul HSH House / A Milimetre Photographs Save this picture!© Jirayu Rattanawong+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share ArchDaily 2018 Architects: A Milimetre Area Area of this architecture project Thailand Photographs:  Jirayu Rattanawong Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY”last_img read more

I CAN’s Vice Chair awarded CBE

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 25 January 2003 | News I CAN’s Vice Chair awarded CBEcenter_img 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. Lesley James, Vice Chair of I CAN, the charity which helps children with speech and language difficulties, has become a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 New Year Honours.I CAN Chief Executive Sue Edelman said: “The List aims to reward people who have really changed things in the UK. Lesley has made a huge contribution to I CAN, particularly in supporting the charitys fundraising activities and organisational development.”  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Ukraine : RSF condemns leak of journalists’ personal details

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Organisation March 26, 2021 Find out more News Anton Gerashchenko Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV UkraineEurope – Central Asia Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Follow the news on Ukraine UkraineEurope – Central Asia center_img to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more Branding them “terrorist accomplices”, the Myrotvorets site posted the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of journalists who have worked in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. The details are still accessible two days later. “In such a climate of tension, this absurd mash-up exposes journalists to real danger and many of them started receiving threats right away,” said Johann Bihr, head of the RSF Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. “It also calls into question their ability to cover the conflict, as well as life inside the rebel areas. This intolerable attack on freedom of information must be treated with the utmost seriousness.” The disclosure of the journalists’ personal data infringes Ukraine’s constitution and laws, which guarantee the protection of personal information, as well as the European Convention on Human Rights. It makes the work of reporters in a conflict zone even more dangerous, especially if they are given an allegedly ideological label. Anton Gerashchenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament and an adviser to the Minister of Home Affairs, expressed support on his Facebook page for those who compiled the list. “ We call on the justice authorities to look into this matter,” said RSF’s Bihr. “The Ukrainian authorities must take immediate action against the Myrotvorets website. Mr. Gerashchenko, who is an apologist for the site and has also called for the censorship and control of journalists, must be held politically accountable. His views are at odds with the rule of law when he approves such illegal actions and he weakens the country’s democratic reconstruction when he challenges the free press.” RSF points out that working inside the rebel areas cannot be construed as a sign of support for the views of the separatists. Coverage of a conflict requires a presence on both sides of the war front in order to present as accurate a picture as possible of what is happening on the ground. Click here to read the statement in Ukrainian signed jointly by RSF: http://www.hromadske.tv/society/zayava-zhurnalistiv-shchodo-oprilyudnennya-bazi-ko/ News May 13, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 Ukraine : RSF condemns leak of journalists’ personal details Receive email alerts News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns the publication by a Ukrainian website yesterday of the personal details of thousands of journalists who have been accredited to the self-declared separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine. September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Records 4 COVID-19 Cases, 0 Deaths on Thursday

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Four new COVID-19 infections were detected in Pasadena on Thursday, but no additional fatalities were reported, officials said.Thursday’s figure raised the city’s overall total number of infections to 11,245, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data.The local death toll has stood at 346 since April 30, when two deaths were documented.Once hard-to-book vaccine appointments have grown increasingly available in recent weeks as demand for the vaccines appears to be declining to some extent, Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.“Demand is plateauing,” Derderian said.But at the same time, officials were in the midst of a push to get everyone over 16 immunized against the virus before high school graduation ceremonies, and the likely accompanying festivities, according to Derderian.“It needs to happen quickly,” she said. The only current vaccine approved for use on 16 and 17 year olds is the Pfizer version, which requires two doses separated by three weeks, plus a two-week period after the second dose, to be considered fully effective.As of Tuesday, the most recent date for which data was available, 55.8% of the city’s population over 16 was fully vaccinated and 77.5% of the population had received a single dose.The county on Thursday announced 19 new COVID-19 deaths, City News Service reported. The new deaths increased the countywide death toll since the pandemic began to 23,966.The county also reported another 414 COVID cases, bringing the overall pandemic total to 1,234,746.According to state figures, there were 376 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county as of Thursday, down from 387 on Wednesday, with 84 people in intensive care, down from 93 Wednesday, CNS reported.Public health officials at the state level documented 1,547 new infections and 65 fatalities on Thursday, raising the statewide totals to 3,648,276 COVID-19 cases and 60,927 deaths.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week continued inching upward to 1.3%, according to California Department of Public Health Data.As of Thursday, L.A. county accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 39% of the state’s deaths. Community Newscenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena Records 4 COVID-19 Cases, 0 Deaths on Thursday Demand for vaccine ‘plateauing’ By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 7:01 pm HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Dual Markets

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Dual Markets Home / Daily Dose / Dual Markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Realtor.com calls the housing trends of November, a ‘Tale of Two Markets.’Its report detailing the extent of the rise and fall in markets across various metros in the country revealed price cuts in larger metros this month. The report also reflected an increase in inventory and slowing listing prices. Compare this to smaller metros, affordable markets experienced steady price gains.Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at Realtor.com, said, “The housing market is a Tale of Two Cities as the divergence widens between high-cost, large urban areas, and smaller, more affordable markets.” According to the report, U.S. housing inventory is up by 4 percent. It noted a rapid increase in inventory to 9 percent in the nation’s largest and most expensive metros. Markets in the west coast, five of which are in California posted the largest year-over-year inventory increases. The national percentage of listings saw an increase in price reductions to 22 percent in November compared to 19 percent last year. This surge in price reductions is driven by 40 of the 45 top markets, with San Jose, California topped the list with the share of price reductions growing by 16 percent, from 17 percent last year to 33 percent in November. It was followed by Indianapolis (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent) and San Diego (+9 percent).The report found that the median U.S. listing price grew 9 percent year-over-year to $293,000 in November, down slightly from October, but higher than last year’s increase of 8 percent.Of the 45 metros, 35 continued to see year over year gains in their median listing price, with only eight markets outpacing the national growth rate at nine percent, which is an indication of gains mainly confined in smaller markets despite rising prices at a national level. Chattanooga, Tennessee (+17 percent), Spokane, Washington (+15 percent), and Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina (+14 percent), are some of the markets that posted the highest year-over-year median list price growth. San Jose, California; and Austin, Texas; recorded a steep decline by four percent.”Buyers in larger metros are seeing more homes on the market and listing prices decline, while those in smaller markets continued to see price increases,” Hale said. About Author: Donna Joseph Subscribe Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Share Save  Print This Post November 30, 2018 3,296 Views Related Articles Affordability Danielle Hale Housing Inventory Realtor.com Rising Home Prices 2018-11-30 Donna Josephcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Danielle Hale Housing Inventory Realtor.com Rising Home Prices Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Radian Acquires Independent Settlement Services Next: Uniting Over Housinglast_img read more

Live updates: Ex-officer Amber Guyger testifies in wrong-apartment murder trial

first_imgABC News(DALLAS) — The former Dallas police officer accused of killing an unarmed man in his apartment took the stand in her own defense on Friday, overcome with emotion as she was instructed to tell the jurors what happened when she opened the apartment door.“I was scared to death,” Amber Guyger testified, adding that her “heart rate just skyrocketed.”Guyger, who is white, walked into the apartment belonging to Botham Jean, who was black, on Sept. 6, 2018, allegedly believing it was hers. Guyger was still wearing her police uniform when she fired two shots at Jean, who was eating ice cream in his unlocked apartment.Guyger was fired from the Dallas Police Department weeks after the shooting. She is charged with murder.“I’m so sorry,” she said as she wept on the stand, her voice trembling. “I never wanted to take an innocent person’s life.”Guyger testified Friday that the night of the shooting she was tired from a long day at work and mistakenly parked on the wrong floor. She said the parking floors at her apartment building were not clearly marked.She re-enacted how she reached the apartment door, with her backpack, lunchbox and police vest in her left hand, and testified that she heard the sound of someone walking inside.When Guyger put the key into the lock that night, she said she noticed the door was “cracked open” and that putting the key into the lock forced the door open to the dark apartment. Guyger said earlier she had experienced problems getting the door to lock completely at her apartment.Jean, an accountant for the international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, was sitting on his couch when Guyger opened the door, prosecutors said.Guyger said she saw the silhouette of a figure so she pulled her “gun out and I yelled at him,” shouting, “Let me see your hands! Let me see your hands!”She told the jurors the figure was moving around and she could not see his hands, and that the man “was yelling, ‘Hey! Hey! Hey!’ in an aggressive voice.”Guyger reenacted the next moment for the jurors, holding her right hand out as if she was holding a gun. Her attorney asked why she fired, and Guyger replied, “I was scared he was gonna kill me.”After the shooting Guyger said she realized she was not in her own apartment.“I had no idea where I was at,” she testified, so she went outside to look at the apartment door.The defense attorney played Guyger’s emotional call to 911 in which she repeatedly said she thought she was entering her apartment.Guyger said she did a sternum rub on the victim, which is often performed by EMTs.“I wanted him to keep breathing,” she testified. “The state he was in, I knew it wasn’t good.”But during cross examination, prosecutors accused Guyger of not giving Jean undivided attention for CPR.Guyger admitted to trying to perform a “little CPR,” but she said she kept getting up to figure out where she was and tell 911. Guyger also admitted to stopping CPR to text her police partner and lover to come help. Guyger said she did not have any blood on her uniform or shoes.Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus told the jury in his opening statement that Guyger fired so quickly she gave Jean “no opportunity for de-escalation, no opportunity for him to surrender.”“Bang, bang. Rapid,” Hermus said.Hermus said Guyger’s apartment was directly beneath Jean’s fourth-floor unit. Not only did Guyger mistakenly park on the wrong floor of the complex, she walked down a long hallway, passing 16 different apartments, but failed to realize she was not headed to her front door, Hermus said.Hermus said Guyger appeared to be planning a rendezvous with her police partner and lover. Hermus showed the jury text messages Guyger sent her partner moments before the shooting and argued that during that communication, Guyger became distracted and confused about where she was.“In the last 10 minutes of Bo’s life, Amber Guyger made a series of unreasonable errors, and unreasonable decisions, and unreasonable choices,” Hermus said.Defense attorney Robert Rogers in his opening argument described the configuration of the apartment complex, where Guyger had lived for about two months, as “a confusing place” with floors in the parking garage and apartment doors not clearly marked.“After this incident, the investigators interviewed and learned that 93 tenants had unintentionally parked on the wrong floor,” Rogers said.He said another 46 tenants who lived on the floors where Guyger and Jean resided had gone to the wrong apartment and placed their key in the door.Rogers denied that Guyger was planning a rendezvous that night with her partner, calling the prosecution’s assertion “speculation.”This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New York to get $1.3B for rent relief in stimulus package

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* Message* Real estate groups and tenants agree that rent relief from the federal government can’t come soon enough. (iStock)Congress has finally reached a deal on a relief package that includes $25 billion in rental assistance, of which New York would receive $1.3 billion.The National Low Income Housing Coalition estimates that California would receive $2.6 billion, twice as much as New York. Texas would receive $1.9 billion and Florida would receive $1.4 billion, according to the NLIHC estimate. It is up to states to determine how to spend the rental assistance funds, which include aid to state and local governments.The measure would also extend the Centers for Disease Control’s limits on evictions for one month, until Jan. 31.Diane Yentel, the director of the housing coalition, said the bill would provide immediate relief for renters, but said the CDC eviction limits are insufficient to keep people from homelessness for the rest of the pandemic. The measure is far narrower in scope than an initial $2.2 trillion package pushed by the House of Representatives in October.“While $25 billion in emergency rental assistance is clearly not enough to meet the estimated $70 billion in accrued back rent or the ongoing need for rental assistance to keep families stably housed, these resources are essential and desperately needed,” said Yentel.Bloomberg News recently reported that about 11.4 million renter households owed an average of $6,000 in back rent, citing an analysis from Moody’s.Joseph Strasburg, president of the Rent Stabilization Association, also praised what he said was “much-needed” rental assistance.“Unfortunately, for some, it may be too late,” the landlord group’s leader said. “But for many, it may help them survive the next few months because it provides the resources needed to pay their mortgages and real estate taxes, and pay for heating bills and boiler repairs, and other maintenance, during the winter months.”But the federal package could remove some of the urgency for action from the New York state legislature, sources told The Real Deal as news of the federal relief deal broke.Lawmakers had been embroiled in negotiations to extend the current statewide limits on evictions or pass an expanded blanket eviction ban. The Biden administration could also extend the nationwide limits on evictions before they expire.The federal measure would also give states more time to spend money that was allocated in March. By the end of October, New York’s current rent relief program had turned down more than half of renters’ requests for relief, leaving $60 million unspent. Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the application deadline and slightly expanded the program in order to get the remaining funds out the door.Real estate groups and renters agree the aid can’t come soon enough. In December, landlords reported the lowest rent collection levels in market-rate apartments since the pandemic began.The Real Estate Board of New York applauded the federal package, but said that the measure on its own was not sufficient to address the economic crisis in New York. The trade association also called for aid to make up for lost tax revenue.“More rental assistance is needed to protect residential and commercial tenants and property owners who will still struggle to pay their rent or mortgage over the months to come,” said James Whelan, president of REBNY, in a statement.The Community Housing Improvement Program, which represents New York City landlords, also called the relief package a step in the right direction.“While this won’t solve the whole problem, it will help tens of thousands of families,” said Jay Martin, executive director of CHIP. “We need our congressional delegation to keep fighting for more relief, and we need our state leaders to make sure this money flows quickly to vulnerable renters.”Contact Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlink TagsEvictionsPoliticsRental Marketlast_img read more

Spatial structure of the 12-hour wave in the Antarctic as observed by radar

first_imgWe present radar measurements of the 12-hour wave, a zonal wavenumber 1 westward propagating wave that exists in the southern polar mesopause region winds (Hernandez et al, 1993; Forbes et al, 1995). MF radar measurements of the horizontal winds at McMurdo (77.8° S, 166.67° E) show that the 12-hour wave is highly seasonal, occurring during the austral summer solstice. During these seasonal occurrences, the wave is highly intermittent with amplitude peaks of 30 m s-1. The burst-like occurrences of large 12-hour wave amplitudes are highly correlated between the zonal and meridional direction. The diurnal tide over McMurdo has a more constant amplitude, but it is also an almost exclusively summertime phenomenon. Inertia-gravity wave activity is evident at periods less than 12 hr during the austral winter months. The weakening of gravity wave activity during the summer is probably due to critical layer filtering by the zonal mean wind, 12-hour wave and diurnal tide which are all strong during this season. The 12-hour wave is confined in height to the vicinity of the zero crossing in the zonal winds above the westward jet. Extreme distortion is observed in the vertical phase fronts of the 12-hour wave which could signify either refraction or in situ forcing. The distortion in the phase fronts and localization of the 12-hour wave in time and height is apparently responsible for departures in period from the nominal 12 hours. We do not find the wave period to be systematically different from 12 hours. The association of the 12-hour wave events with shear in the mean wind suggests that refractive effects could conceivably cause a dilation in wave amplitude. However, the shear is of the opposite sign to cause this dilation unless the wave originates at higher altitudes and propagates downward into the mesosphere. Investigations are made of the zonal structure of the 12-hour wave by comparing phases of the 12-hour wind component between McMurdo and the dynasonde at Halley (75.8° S, 26.4° W). The phase is found to be stable and consistent with a westward propagating zonal wavenumber 2 structure during seasons when the 12-hour wave is weak. The migrating semidiurnal tide evidently dominates during these times of the year. During seasons when the 12-hour wave amplitude is large, the zonal structure is highly unstable and there is not an obvious dominant zonal wavenumber.last_img read more