Voltor 16 / Signature Group

first_img Spain Voltor 16 / Signature GroupSave this projectSaveVoltor 16 / Signature GroupSave this picture!© Hudson Cooper Photography+ 19Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892803/voltor-16-signature-group Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Puigderrós, Spain Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892803/voltor-16-signature-group Clipboard Photographs:  Hudson Cooper Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Voltor 16 / Signature Group Products used in this ProjectDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Hinged Door | AlbaFurniture Supplier:Terraza BalearAudio Visual Supplier:Digital CinemaSite Area:2200 square metersCity:PuigderrósCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hudson Cooper PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The cliffs of Puigderros offer unspoiled views of the turquoise colored Mediterranean Sea and are home to three of Signature Group’s projects in the South of Mallorca. Voltor 16 is one of them and it is as impressive as its location. The building is a mixture of contemporary design and regional accents such as the hand-carved stones that make up most of the walls of the bottom part of the building. The outer walls on the east and west side of the building extend beyond the limits of the upper floor, making a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor areas. Save this picture!© Hudson Cooper PhotographyThe building is split into two areas connected on by a double height lobby which acts as the central access point for the entire building providing access to all levels of the house. On the upper level, the two parts are connected through a bridge. All the rooms are granted views of the unending blue of the sea and the Bay of Palma through large sliding windows that double as doors thus not interrupting the clean flowing design that runs throughout the whole house.Save this picture!© Hudson Cooper PhotographyThe flow between outdoor and indoor is emphasised by the presence of water features throughout the ground level: A pond that stretches from the main access  gate to the front door, a waterfall that covers a hand-carved stone wall in the double height area (lobby), and part of the ceiling of the bodega which is in the basement level, is made out of glass that looks into the waterfall’s pool. The Signature Group, based on Mallorca, has been pursuing a unique concept on the island for many years: it brings together all the experts for project planning, architecture, interior design, landscape design, construction management and client support.Save this picture!© Hudson Cooper PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessRestaurant and Aviary at the Antwerp Zoo / Studio Farris ArchitectsSelected ProjectsGolf Course House / Bespoke ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Linvisibile, Cortizo, Inbani, thyssenkrupp Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptioncenter_img Photographs Houses Architects: Signature Group Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily 2018 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSignature GroupOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuigderrósSpainPublished on May 07, 2018Cite: “Voltor 16 / Signature Group” [Voltor 16 / Signature Group] 07 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Int’l Women’s Day: Unity against racism, sexism, war and poverty

first_imgNew York — The atmosphere was electric and filled with optimism on March 8 as a dynamic march took over the sidewalks of the East Village and then went up Sixth Avenue toward midtown Manhattan. The march commemorated the 104th anniversary of International Working Women’s Day.Carrying banners, placards and flags in several languages, at least 300 protesters, the vast majority young women, chanted slogans calling for a united fightback against racist and sexist attacks on working and poor of all nationalities, especially women of color.Many women bystanders, including those at their workplaces, stopped what they were doing to clap, cheer and even chant as the protesters passed by. After yelling “Shame, shame” in front of Bank of America — which is responsible for millions of foreclosures and evictions — the protesters set their sights for a nearby McDonald’s. There, a flash mob did a five-minute mic check inside, while marchers outside chanted for “$15 an hour” in solidarity with all low-wage workers.Before the march began, a powerful women’s assembly at the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Memorial paid homage to the 146 garment workers, mainly immigrant girls and women, who perished in a fire when bosses locked the exits in 1911. Speakers there stated that the legacy of this heinous crime is to carry forth the struggle for social justice.After the march, the assembly continued at the Solidarity Center. Women spoke about some of the important struggles happening today, either from their own day-to-day experiences or in political solidarity with many struggles.Lynne Stewart, a people’s lawyer who was recently granted a “compassionate release” from prison, thanked the movement for being a catalyst in winning her freedom. Stewart, who is suffering from cancer, just won the right to Medicare since her release Jan. 1 from Carswell Prison in Texas. She encouraged the activists to carry on the fight to free other political prisoners like Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani framed up by the U.S. government.Pam Africa, from International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, denounced the U.S. Senate’s rejection of Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, because of Adegbile’s legal advocacy work for Abu-Jamal.Latina activists from the Bronx paid tribute to the women who played a role in the Mexican Revolution. Showing the length and breadth of the global movement represented, women also spoke about struggles from Egypt to Honduras, Haiti and the Philippines.Women also raised many pressing issues in the U.S., including education cuts and the war on youth and students; sexual harassment on the job; transgender and lesbian oppression; homelessness; Indigenous and migrants rights; and the need for affordable, quality health care, reproductive justice, workers’ rights and more.The assembly was chaired by Irma Bajar, Brenda Stokely and Monica Moorehead, co-chairs of the International Working Women’s Day Coalition, which sponsored the event.WW photos: Brenda RyanFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Lynne Stewartlast_img read more

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Sigma Phi Lambda: The New Christian Sorority

first_imgKelsey Emery Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Kelsey Emery is a Senior Journalism major from the San Francisco Bay Area, passionate about world relations and social justice issues. When she’s not in the news room, though, she enjoys hanging out on Magnolia and exploring the Fort Worth area. Facebook Phi Lamb sophomore members Jess Harper and Cali Basnett celebrate their new sorority at a sisterhood event last spring.Photo Credit: Maddie Walker Twitter Melt ice cream shop embraces Halloween with magical flavors + posts ReddIt Twitter Facebook Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Transfer students reflect on their first semester at TCU Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Patch Hat Co.: ‘Just two dudes sewing some hats’ Students gather for free food, conversation at annual Fall Faith Festival ReddIt printSigma Phi Lambda, previously known as HIS or Eta Iota Sigma, joined campus this fall.After reviewing the HIS national office, the chapter voted unanimously to merge with a national Christian sorority nicknamed “Phi Lamb.”Phi Lamb sophomore members Jessica Harper and Cali Basnett celebrate their new sorority at a sisterhood event last spring.Photo Credit: Maddie Walker“About a year ago or so [they] discovered a case of embezzlement in the [HIS] national office and realized our only options were to create a new sorority from scratch or merge with a national Christian sorority,” Jessica Harper, a sophomore Phi Lamb chaplain, said.The merge with Phi Lamb has been beneficial because the chapter is more known, according to Jordan Cole, a junior English and education major.“No one knew what HIS was, but this semester we’ve already had so many women come to TCU specifically looking for Phi Lamb,” Cole said. “Women know people in Phi Lamb chapters at other universities.”HIS members, now Phi Lamb members, smile for a photo at a sisterhood event last spring.Photo Credit: Maddie WalkerCurrently, there are 32 Phi Lamb chapters nationally, primarily across Texas and other southern states.Cole said that despite a change in affiliation, the sorority’s operation will be similar to when it was HIS.“Phi Lamb will still have formal sisterhood events and various ritual events throughout the semester, just under a new name,” Cole said.Cole added the chapter’s relationship with the Christian fraternity, Brothers Under Christ (BYX), will remain the same.HIS members pose last fall in a photo shoot for their executive board.Picture Credit: Maddie Walker.Phi Lamb recruitment events are happening through Sept. 19 for women looking to join.“Women are expected to make a decision on whether or not to join as everyone is automatically accepted,” Elle Meyers, a senior English major, said.For anyone interested in joining, Phi Lamb meetings will take place at 8:15 p.m. every Tuesday this semester. For more information contact Jessica Harper at [email protected] Previous articleHoroscope: September 6, 2017Next articleGanter honored by Big 12 as Player of the Week Kelsey Emery RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition 2018 Opens for Entries

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  top box 7 Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition 2018 Opens for Entries By LAUREN SHARKEY Published on Monday, June 11, 2018 | 1:34 pm Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Kids have talent, and never more than now have we recognized this fact with reality television bringing us kids doing everything from cooking to science.Many children have great musical talents as well, and they have often not been recognized until later in life. The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has been trying to fight against that notion since 1985, giving local children the chance to show off their skills in a competition.Over $500,000 has been awarded to the kids of Pasadena since the Instrumental Competition first started. Children who are proficient in string, woodwind and brass instruments are invited to participate for the chance to win between $500 and $6,000.With a judging panel that included members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, last year’s Showcase House competition was fierce. Children and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 demonstrated their musical prowess.19-year-old tuba player Cristina Cutts Dougherty won the 2017 Grand Prize for Exceptional Talent and Musicianship while first prize for strings went to 20-year-old Johanna Nowik for her viola performance. 23-year-old Nicholas Davies won the top woodwinds trophy for his clarinet playing and trumpet player Seth Johnson, 22, was the winner of the first prize in the brass category.This year’s Showcase House competition is now open to enter until October 15. Participants must be a full-time student and either live in or attend school in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Imperial, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara or Ventura.Entry costs $30 each and must include a recent photograph, resume, proof of age, and the all-important audition. Judges will watch the audition tape and rate each candidate based on their technical accuracy, interpretation, and overall performance.The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts final Instrumental Competition will take place at Olin & Ann Barrett Recital Hall in Pasadena on November 10. So if your child has what it takes to beat other musical talents, get them involved before it’s too late.Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is located in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 578-8500 or visit https://www.pasadenashowcase.orgcenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Courts get 12% funding boost

first_img$192,650 for an Early Child Representation Program in Miami. June 1, 2000 Regular News $250,000 for sexually violent predator civil confinement cases. (The Jimmy Ryce Act, passed in 1998, allows civil confinement of convicted sex offenders after their prison terms end.) The budget also includes $193,062 in new money to pay retired judges to sit in the circuit courts and $18,950 for retired judges’ work on the Fourth DCA. “The legislature recognized that the court’s budget is pretty tight, and there is not a lot of room to shave dollars off of that and we are appreciative of that,” Palmer said. Revision 7 The legislature also appropriated five positions and $462,477 to the Office of the State Court Administrator to assist with the implementation of Revision 7, approved by voters in 1998 and which requires the state to provide the bulk of funding for the courts. “We see this next year as a threshold year in terms of development of policy and development of budget recommendations to begin substantial implementation of Revision 7,” Palmer said. “This basically gives us the tools to go in and do a better job of planning for the upcoming session.” Palmer said the legislature also appropriated $5.7 million for an Art. V Conflict Counsel Demonstration Project and $2.5 million for Art. V Contingency/Small County Extraordinary Case Expenditures. He said those programs are also part of the implementation of Revision 7. “One of the issues the counties argued was a problem in articulating a need for that constitutional revision was that a lot of the small counties could not afford to pay some of the exceptional costs that are associated with certain cases conducted in rural counties with limited tax bases,” Palmer said. The contingency fund will cover those extraordinary costs which would occur if, for instance, a small county was forced to conduct a Ted Bundy-type trial, he added. The court this year also asked the legislature to join with the judiciary in undertaking a comprehensive study of the juvenile delinquency system, similar to a recent effort undertaken in the area of juvenile dependency. The legislature responded with $125,000 for delinquency court improvements, which will be added to other resources already dedicated to the area of juvenile justice. “In the appropriation for staff in the Delphi project implementation, some of those resources will be devoted to looking at judicial workload in the juvenile division of the courts,” Palmer said. “We are also just in the pre-planning phases of how we will go about that study.” Other new spending in the court system’s budget includes: $212,675 for maintenance at the Supreme Court. $133,245 to paint the exterior of the First DCA. $753,500 for foster care review. Courts get 12% funding boost $352,992 for DCA maintenance and upkeep. Of that, the First DCA will get $185,637, the Second DCA gets $42,955, the Fourth DCA, $98,000, and the Fifth DCA, $69,720. $500,000 for model family court pilot projects. Courts get 12% funding boost Mark D. Killian Associate Editor The Florida Legislature has given the state court system an approximately 12-percent increase in its overall budget, including healthy pay raises for judges and 116 new positions, but no new judgeships. The new budget — which includes $36.5 million in new spending — also provides substantial funding to address the system’s workload issues and upgrades to court facilities, particularly at the district courts of appeal. “Overall, the court’s budget was increased by approximately 12 percent,” Chief Justice Major Harding said. “The legislature funded many workload and pay issues that needed attention. In addition, the judges received a pay increase.” What was not funded, however, was the 43 new circuit and county court judges certified by the Supreme Court as needed this year to deal with rising caseloads. “We understand from the House floor debate that education, health and human services and tax relief were the legislature’s priorities,” Chief Justice Harding said, noting, however, the lack of any new judges “will in all probability slow down the processing of cases through the system.” The judicial pay raises were part of a last-minute budget compromise between Senate President Toni Jennings, R-Orlando, and House Speaker John Thrasher, R-Orange Park, made public three days before the end of the regular session. Supreme Court justices will receive a raise of 3.4 percent to bring their annual salaries from $145,083 to $150,000. DCA judges will see their pay go from $130,576 to $138,500, or 6.1 percent. At the trial courts, circuit judges will see their pay rise from $117,010 to $130,000, or an 11.1-percent hike. County court judges will go from $104,018 to $117,000, or 12.5 percent. State Courts Administrator Ken Palmer said the $289.6 million and 2,890 positions appropriated for the courts will meet the system’s core needs. The court had asked for 3,325 positions and $307.4 million. “We’re certainly extremely gratified for their addressing a number of issues, including compensation, not only just for judges, but also marshall assistants, staff attorneys and some other court staff who received substantial raises,” Palmer said. Palmer, however, said he is disappointed lawmakers did not see fit to increase the number of judges, especially since the court had “worked very, very hard on a new methodology for weighing court workload.” Following a request by the legislature, Palmer’s office applied, in part, a new Rand Corporation developed “Delphi-based” caseload weighing system to assess judicial workload to help determine the number of new judges needed. “It took us a little over a year to undertake the study, and we had the involvement of [the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability], and they ultimately endorsed the results of the study,” Palmer said. “But obviously the legislature did not have the money to do everything we wanted, and certification was not one of the things that wound up being funded.” The budget, however, includes $233,681 and three positions for the operation of the Delphi-based caseload weighing system. New Positions While there will be no new judges this year, the court system did pick up 116 new positions. Forty of the new employees will work to ease trial court workload issues. “Basically, those positions will be allocated on some type of formula to the trial courts just to fill in the gaps in terms of priority needs that [the circuits] have for staffing,” Palmer said. “It could include case management personnel, administrative personal in the finance and accounting area, deputy court administrators, those types of positions.” Of those 40 new employees, the Third, Sixth, 10th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th circuits will get new court technology officers. The other circuits were provided with chief technology officers in prior years. Seven more new employees will be assigned to the Fourth Circuit, and where the remaining 24 new workload employees will go has yet to be determined. Another 27 new hires will go to work in the state’s drug courts — which was a priority of the Governor’s and will provide for the operation of drug courts now in all 20 judicial circuits — and 20 will be assigned to family case management operations. The legislature also provided $132,502 and two positions to study the workload of the Supreme Court, and $241,128 and four new positions for appellate court workload issues. Capital Outlay The legislature also appropriated funds for a number of fixed capital outlay projects, including $11.6 million to continue work on the planned First DCA annex building in Jacksonville and $2.6 million for completion of the Fifth DCA building. Other capital improvements called for in the budget include: $88,270 for court interpreter services. $1 million for the Second DCA, which Palmer said needs to find a new home for its Tampa branch office because the 13th Judicial Circuit is set to reclaim space it now rents to the Second DCA when the current lease expires. “So we are planning ahead to make sure they have adequate facilities for that branch,” Palmer said. $1.45 million for small county courthouse facilities. $465,000 for an elder justice center in Plant City. $1 million for model dependency court pilot projects in the Fifth, 10th and 17th circuits. last_img read more

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Xi makes 1st visit since outbreak to China’s epicenter Wuhan

first_imgIn this March 8, 2020, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial view shows staff members clean up an empty makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. AP BEIJING – President Xi Jinping visitedChina’s virus epicenter Tuesday for the first time since cases of athen-unidentified respiratory illness emerged in the city of Wuhan in December. The disease’s spread in China castscrutiny on Xi’s leadership, as he was conspicuously absent from the public eyeduring the early days of the crisis. Initial failures to react quickly werepegged on municipal and provincial-level officials who have since beenreplaced. (AP)center_img The visit came as people gradually beganto return to work in other parts of China while the virus spreads to most ofthe world, seriously impacting travel, markets and the global economy.Following China’s example, the Italian government tightened a quarantine andimposed travel restrictions around much of the country.last_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes led by Reds?

first_img Related News However, they are not agreeing on prospects, which could be why this deal has not gotten done, according to Fancred Sports.Progress yesterday but Marlins, Reds still apart on prospects that would go to Miami in potential Realmuto deal. Padres trying, with LA still in and logical. Braves, Astros, Rays among other possibilities.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 29, 2019Cincinnati was unwilling to include infield prospect Nick Senzel in a deal for Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, according to a report from The Athletic, but the Reds have one of the deepest systems in baseball, so they have options to make deals. Things are reportedly heating up in the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes. Are the Reds now the frontrunner for the coveted trade [email protected]_Rosenthal reports the latest on #MLBNHotStove. pic.twitter.com/COcgzYbJAy— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 29, 2019In MLB Pipeline’s recent release of its top-100 prospects, the Reds had four players on the list, all of which fell in the top 53.Cincinnati has the pieces to acquire Realmuto, it’s simply a matter if it is willing to give the necessary ones up.The Padres, Dodgers, Astros, Braves and Rays are also still reportedly in discussions for the Marlins catcher. Could the Reds be the ultimate landing spot for J.T. Realmuto?According to multiple reports, the Reds are in discussions with the Marlins to acquire the All-Star catcher. MLB trade rumors: J.T. Realmuto saga in ‘final chapter”last_img read more

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