You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCongresswoman Val DemingsFocus on CongressHousing and Urban DevelopmentHUD Previous articleOld Dogs, New Tricks: Senior Citizens Reap Benefits of Pet OwnershipNext articleYoung Americans deserve a 21st-century Moonshot to Mars Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Congress Focus on CongressFrom the office of Rep. Val Demings Representative Val Demings of the Florida 10th District, along with U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), introduced the HUD Inspection Act of 2019. This bill forces the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take greater action when federal assisted housing properties fail to come into compliance with federal housing laws.“Every American should have the right to live in a safe home,” Rep Demings said. “This important new legislation will crack down on property managers who receive federal money while allowing their buildings to fall apart. As Chief of Police, I joined residents in fighting substandard management that left behind leaking water that made kids sick, unsafe electrical systems, and piles of garbage. No apartment in the greatest country in the world should ever have to get to that point before action is taken. I commend Rep. Lawson for his leadership on this important legislation.”“It is my firm belief that everyone should have access to decent, safe and affordable housing regardless of their income or zip code,” Rep. Lawson said. “We’ve seen HUD properties in dilapidated conditions pass inspection, and this is absolutely unacceptable. This bill will provide much-needed transparency in the inspection process and strengthen enforcement actions against properties owners who fail to maintain their properties.”“Access to safe, affordable housing should be a right for everyone,” Rep. Adams said. “More than 10 million people rely on federal rental assistance for housing, and too many of them are living in HUD properties that have passed inspection, despite being unsafe or in disrepair. I’m proud to co-sponsor this bill to hold HUD, its inspectors and property managers accountable for maintaining and improving living conditions in federally assisted housing.”BackgroundLast year, an investigation by NBC reported that there is an increase of more than 30 percent of failed physical inspections. In addition, although failed inspections are required to yield immediate action by HUD as well as the property’s landlord, many residents are sometimes left months without any action taken to upgrade or improve living conditions.Earlier this year, Reps. Lawson, Adams and Demings sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development Inspector General Rae Oliver Davis to express concerns regarding the physical inspection process for HUD-assisted housing. They requested a full audit of HUD’s physical inspection process including how many units have been inspected, the pass/fail rates for each facility, and the amount of time HUD and participating landlords take to resolve and alleviate issues that result in unsafe environments for tenants.This bill is endorsed by the National Housing Law Project, National Low-Income Housing Coalition, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio.The HUD Inspection Act of 2019 cosponsors are: Reps: Charlie Crist (FL-13) Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Jaime Raskin (MD-08), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Barbara Lee (CA-09), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Juan Vargas (CA-51) The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here
Houses Karen Curtiss Banks Street / Red Dot Studio Photographs “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation, Houses Interiors•San Francisco, United States Aaron Gordon Construction Manufacturers: AutoDesk, VELUX Commercial, Bertazzoni, Fisher & Paykel, Thermador, Tolix, Cherner Chairs, Concrete, Fir and Cedar wood, Libson Cork, RLM Lighting, Santec, Steel, Trimble Navigation Photographs: Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 1253 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States 2015 Projects Banks Street / Red Dot StudioSave this projectSaveBanks Street / Red Dot StudioSave this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Red Dot Studio Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Engineering:Toft DeNevers, Lee Structural EngineersCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Originally built in 1908, this neighborhood home had been owned by one family for four generations.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe new owners honored that past, exposing much of the framing and recycling what couldn’t be salvaged into the board form for the exterior concrete walls. A southern facing side yard created a new entry sequence and sun filled urban oasis.Save this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Second floor planAt 17’-1” interior stud to interior stud, we had a saying at this Bernal Heights home: Every inch counts. We transformed a one-bedroom cottage into a three-bedroom home without expanding the building envelope.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherBy paying attention to outdoor access and the vertical space as well as the floorplan, the home now lives larger than its 1253 sf.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessBarton House / Julie Firkin ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCarol House / Estudio LAKSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921889/banks-street-red-dot-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921889/banks-street-red-dot-studio Clipboard Contractor: ArchDaily Year: CopyAbout this officeRed Dot StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on August 02, 2019Cite: “Banks Street / Red Dot Studio” 02 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The collateral victim of tensions between Egypt and Qatar, Hussein was arrested on his arrival in Egypt on 23 December 2016 on a flight from Doha, where he worked at Al Jazeera’s headquarters. He is expected to leave the police station in a few hours.He had flown to Egypt just to visit his family but he was detained on charges of “membership of a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news.” Egypt regards Al Jazeera’s coverage as biased in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement that backed former President Mohamed Morsi but is regarded as a terrorist organization by the current government.“What an enormous relief for Mahmoud Hussein and his family,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “After four interminable years of arbitrary detention, this journalist’s release shows that charges against him were completely baseless and that his only crime was working for Al Jazeera. But he has yet to be fully vindicated inasmuch as his conditional release still leaves him as a suspect in the eyes of the authorities.”Hussein’s detention kept on being extended until a court ruled in favour of his release on 23 May 2019. But, at the last moment and against all expectation, the authorities opened a new investigation against him on the same charges, and this served as grounds for keeping him in prison.Despite repeated requests by his family, he was not given permission to leave prison to visit his ailing father. He was only after his father’s death in November 2019 that he was allowed out of prison to attend the funeral.Hussein talked on camera to journalists in a January 2020 TV report designed to show conditions in Egypt’s prisons. The footage was carried widely by pro-government media under the headline: “The correspondent of terrorist Al Jazeera recognizes being well treated in prison and receiving the necessary medical care.”Under the conditions of his release, Hussein will be required to visit a police station several times a week in order to answer questions and report on his activities.The number of journalists and bloggers detained in Egypt now stands at 33. This is more than in any other country in the world except China and Saudi Arabia.Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. February 1, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News RSF_en January 21, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information January 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt EGYPT : Two journalists resurface in court after disappearing for days EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Predators News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution February 6, 2021 Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Receive email alerts to go further News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Predators Organisation Even if Al Jazeera producer Mahmoud Hussein’s release is only conditional, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the fact that this Egyptian journalist is finally out of prison after more than four years in pre-trial detention, and has been reunited with his family.
Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Total water demands of 12,965 acre-feet in the Foothill Municipal Water District were the third lowest since the District began taking imported water in 1955-56. The following chart shows historic total demands in the FMWD’s history.“This drop in demands has occurred despite the doubling of population in the service area since 1956 and is due to local residents’ strong response to the Governor’s call for conservation,” said FMWD Board President Richard Atwater. Last year, as a result of one of the worst droughts in recorded history, the Governor asked for mandatory conservation by consumers.For the month of June 2016, overall water use in the FMWD service area decreased 24% when compared to an average of June 2013 and June 2014. The State has changed its conservation mandate and is using an average of calendar year 2013 and calendar year 2014 as an updated benchmark for measuring water savings for water agencies throughout California.According to new Stress Test findings, FMWD can meet all demands and forgo setting a formal conservation standard. However, a strong conservation ethic continues. Shown below are water-saving performance numbers for agencies within the FMWD service area:1. Numbers in parentheses are use above calendar year 2013.2. The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) instituted a new baseline (average of CY 2013 & CY 2014) effective June 2016.“To see water demands this low is an achievement for the entire FMWD service area,” stated Foothill MWD General Manager Nina Jazmadarian. “While water supply conditions have improved and restrictions relaxed, we must continue conservation as the Californian way of life.”For savings tips, please go to http://bewaterwise.com/.Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes no water from Foothill. HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Community News Third Lowest Total Water Demands Since Imported Deliveries Began From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 2:02 pm More Cool Stuff Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Print Previous articleArchitect – peopled streets draw people inNext articleHugh Campbell’s win Irish Artistic Team of the Year 2011 admin Facebook Advertisement A NINETEEN year-old has been refused bail and remanded in custody until later this week after a court heard he is charged with nine alleged breaches of road traffic offences.Thomas Whelan, with an address at Oakview Drive, Ballinacurra, was arrested at 7.55am on July 7 last after gardai found him on St Nessan’s Road, where they allegedly, found him tampering with a car.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Solicitor Darrach McCarthy, was assigned for the accused, and Judge Eamon O’Brien refused bail during a brief application hearing.The matter was adjourned until later this week to allow for directions from the DPP to cover all nine matters before the court. NewsLocal NewsCharged and remanded on road traffic offencesBy admin – July 12, 2011 591 Twitter Email WhatsApp Linkedin
Jupiterimages/PHOTOS.com>>/Thinkstock(DUNWOODY, Ga.) — Video taken from a Georgia police officer’s body camera purports to show an EMT punching a 17-year-old patient in the back of an ambulance.The video begins as an officer approaches the back doors of an ambulance in Dunwoody, Georgia. As the officer approaches, commotion can be seen inside the emergency vehicle through the door windows.After the officer opens the back door, the EMT can be heard screaming expletives, and another officer is seen trying to restrain her and remove her from the ambulance through the side door, toward the front of the vehicle.The video was provided to ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV through the City of Dunwoody on Wednesday.The teen was handcuffed behind his back and restrained at the ankles on a stretcher, WSB-TV reported. He was supposed to be transported to the hospital for an evaluation,At one point, the officer who restrained the EMT asks her, “What is wrong with you?” The EMT then replies that the teen spit on her.“That is a kid,” the officer says. “That is a child — a 17-year-old child. What are you doing?”The officer then handcuffed the EMT and arrested her for assault and battery, according to WSB-TV. She was released from jail after posting bail.The boy’s parents, who wished to remain anonymous, told WSB-TV that their child didn’t deserve to be treated that way.The boy’s mother said said the video got “her blood boiling.”“He’s a child, you know,” the boy’s father said. “No human being deserves that.”The incident occurred on Saturday night, American Medical Response, said in a statement to WSB-TV. The EMT is no longer an employee with the company, the company said, adding that they take the “matter very seriously.”“The safety of patients in our care is of the utmost importance to us and we have hundreds of employees in the area who care for hundreds of patients in DeKalb County each day,” the statement read. “Our paramedics have tremendous pride in what we do, and we are honored to have the responsibility to provide care for residents.”American Medical Response did not comment on the incident further, citing the ongoing investigation.ABC News reached out to the Dunwoody Police Department for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by Tags: Andrew Sproul/Orem Owlz/SUU Athletic Department/UAB Blazers/Utah State Athletics FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Late Tuesday, Southern Utah University’s athletic department announced the hiring of a new director of marketing and fan engagement.Andrew Sproul, who was most recently the marketing coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.While with the Blazers’ athletic department, his primary duties consisted of the creation and implementation of marketing plans and executing game-day responsibilities for women’s soccer, beach volleyball and the school’s various Olympic sports.He was able to increase attendance for the Blazers’ women’s soccer games by 35 percent in 2017.Other responsibilities he had included group ticket sales for select sports and oversaw the interaction with the Blazers’ IMG corporate sponsorship program.Prior to going to UAB, Sproul was at Utah State as the lead marketing intern for the Aggies’ athletic department.While at USU, he helped increase attendance for women’s basketball by 47 percent.In the summer of 2016, Sproul served as the promotions/operations intern for the Orem Owlz. His primary tasks consisted of video production and music direction.A Logan native, Sproul graduated from Utah State with a bachelor’s of science in marketing. Brad James August 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Andrew Sproul Is SUU’s New Director of Marketing and Fan Engagement
Raw Sewage Problem In Parts Of Posey CountyAccording to Sewer District Officials raw sewage can be found in parts of Posey County like Wadesville and Blairsville. This is because of old field beds, which have become outdated. Currently many homes do not have a sewer system, but members of…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
William M Matz, Jr., Major General, U.S. Army By Tim KellyAcross Ocean City and the region, community and private organizations and individuals marked the Memorial Day holiday on Monday.The unofficial opening of the summer season, Memorial Day actitivites and events — barbecues, concerts and other celebrations – sometimes overshadow the reason there is a holiday in the first place.William M Matz, Jr., Major General of the U.S. Army and a summer resident of the Gardens Plaza in Ocean City, paused Monday in front of a Memorial Day shrine at the condo building at Park Place and the Boardwalk. A wreath honoring our deceased combat veterans is surrounded by American flags and the flags of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and POW-MIAs.“Memorial Day is a holiday, so we want people to have enjoyable activities,” said Matz, whose Army tenure stretched over 33 years. “However, it’s very important that our citizens understand the sacrifice made by our military and to honor the memory of those who lost their lives. These men and women are the reason we have the ability to do enjoyable things.”Matz, whose off-season home is in Great Falls, Virginia, was commissioned as an Army lieutenant in 1962 following his completion of the ROTC program at Gettysburg University. He completed two tours of duty in the Viet Nam war and was wounded in 1968 in fierce infantry fighting during the first day of the Tet Offensive.He was awarded a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest valor award behind the Medal of Honor, for his heroics in Viet Nam. In 1989, soldiers under his command successfully launched “Operation Just Cause” an invasion in Panama, resulting in the capture of dictator Manuel Noriega. He continued to serve until 1995, eventually reaching the rank of Major General (a “two star” general).Understandably, Matz feels strongly the general public should have a better understanding of Memorial Day.“People confuse it with Veterans Day, which is on November 14, which honors all military veterans,” Matz said. “Memorial Day was started in 1868 by a Civil War veteran for the purpose of remembering and honoring our combat dead. President Lyndon Johnson’s administration made it a federal holiday in 1966.”“Please,” Matz said, “enjoy fun activities on Memorial Day. It’s a holiday. At the same time, let’s remember the millions of combat dead resting in cemeteries all over the country and around the world. There are 17 military cemeteries overseas containing the remains of American military personnel.”