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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSContactless PaymentCOVID-19Face CoveringsPublix Super Markets Inc.Reusable Bags Previous articleDiversity forward media legislation passes committee under Rep. Demings co-leadership and bi-partisan supportNext articleSeeing through the eyes of another Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Publix thanks its customers for working together to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Besides face masks, they are encouraging cleaning reusable shopping bags after shopping, and using contactless pay options.From Publix Super Markets, Inc.Beginning Tuesday, July 21, customers will be required to use face coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any of its 1,200+ Publix stores. This new mandate is encouraged by the CDC for most individuals, and Publix is following the CDC guidelines.The Florida-based store is also re-emphasizing the CDC’s recommendation to keep six feet of distance from other people in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Publix has put into place new measures to help customers maintain that required distance for their customers and associates.Most of their stores have already had one-way directional signs to reduce customers’ chances of passing another shopper, as well as marking off 6-foot increments at checkout. In addition, Publix managers continue to have the discretion to limit the number of shoppers in a store at one time.As the positive COVID-19 numbers continue to persist, they are asking shoppers to please shop alone, if possible, and to consider two additional ways to keep each other safe: cleaning your reusable bags after each shopping excursion, and utilizing contactless payment options.Get in the habit: Clean your bags after every trip.Publix explains that, while certainly we’re all being more cautious these days, it’s always been important to take good care of the bags used to carry food. Toward that endeavor, they offer some tips for proper use of reusable bags:At HomeCloth bag: Toss your bags in the washing machine and launder in hot water with detergent. Machine or line dry. Do this after every shopping trip.Non-woven polypropylene, nylon, or polyester bags: Remove any inserts and turn bags inside-out. (Clean inserts with a disinfecting spray cleaner.) Hand wash in warm water with soap and rinse. Turn inside out and line dry. Do this after every shopping trip.Store bags in a clean, cool location – not in the car.Clean areas where you unload reusable bags, such as the kitchen counter or table.Do not use reusable grocery bags for other purposes; designate them just for groceries.At the StoreBefore placing meat, poultry, or fish in your reusable bag, place those items in the disposable plastic bags conveniently located in those departments.Contactless pay optionsPublix rolled out contactless pay to all its stores on April 4, including GreenWise Market. This is one more measure they took to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic, and they are encouraging customers to utilize this option.A contactless payment is made by placing a smartphone or contactless pay-enabled credit or debit card near a contactless-enabled device, rather than swiping or inserting a card into the PIN pad. The most commonly known forms of contactless payments are Apple Pay®, Google Pay™ and Samsung Pay®.This digital payment method is in addition to the existing mobile pay option through the Publix app, which customers can still use to finalize their purchases.Click here for FAQ on Publix contactless pay options. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Area: 18500 m² Area: 18500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381667/boltwood-place-holst-architecture Clipboard “COPY” 2011 Architects: Holst Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Boltwood Place / Holst ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBoltwood Place / Holst Architecture photographs: Christian PhillipsPhotographs: Christian PhillipsSave this picture!© Christian PhillipsText description provided by the architects. The Town of Amherst, home of Amherst College and the UMass flagship campus, has recently undergone a community-wide master planning effort, the first since the 1960s. The new master plan recognizes that the goal is no longer just to prevent bad development, but to foster good development. Good development requires excellent design.Save this picture!© Christian PhillipsConstructed in 2010-2011 and built on an extremely tight site, Boltwood Place is an in-fill building, the type of growth recommended in the town’s Master Plan. Since 1950, Amherst has more than tripled in population as well as density, causing a significant growth in housing. Yet, the town has largely managed to retain its historic “villages and farms” pattern of settlement, and has preserved many of its historic buildings, objects, and landscapes.Save this picture!© Christian PhillipsBoltwood Place is 12 luxury rental apartments over retail space. Steel frame with concrete floors. Rigid exterior insulation and closed cell spray foam in the wall cavity. Expansive south glazing with western red cedar cladding. Condo quality finishes; white oak flooring, white oak european cabinets, and stainless steel built-in appliances.Save this picture!© Christian PhillipsInteriors are open and free flowing, detailing is clean and simple. Spaces are brightened by the abundance of natural light, as well as light wood finishes and white oak flooring. Adhering to USGBC LEED standards, the building systems and appliances are highly efficient, and recycled, locally sourced and nontoxic materials are used throughout.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis project was completed in collaboration with architect of record, Arrowstreet.Project gallerySee allShow lessAre Renderings Bad for Architecture?ArticlesTurkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of SpaceArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:49 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381667/boltwood-place-holst-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Year: Year: Boltwood Place / Holst Architecture 2011 United States “COPY” Save this picture!© Christian Phillips+ 11 Share Photographs CopyApartments•Amherst, United States Apartments CopyAbout this officeHolst ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAmherstHousingResidentialWoodUnited StatesPublished on June 05, 2013Cite: “Boltwood Place / Holst Architecture” 05 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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, T4 Systems Umwelttechnik GmbH, d+b Photographs: Brigida González Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Katja Knaus, Benedikt Bosch ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881533/haus-b-yonder-nil-architektur-und-design Clipboard “COPY” Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects Germany Photographs 2016 Area: 612 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Haus B / Yonder – Architektur und Design ArchDaily Lighting Design: CopyHouses, Renovation•Stuttgart, Germany Save this picture!© Brigida González+ 23 Share Bartenbach GmbH Landscape Architecture: Lead Architects: Architects: Yonder – Architektur und Design Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – SyncPlanning Of Structural Framework:Wagnerplanung GmbH Ingenieurbüro für TragwerksplanungPlanning Of Climate System And Energy Supply
:Transsolar Energietechnik GmbHBuilding Physics:Bobran IngenieureCity:StuttgartCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brigida GonzálezText description provided by the architects. Haus B is a work by Yonder for a well-known, Stuttgart-based family of architects. Before the turn of the century, the family moved into a frequently refurbished 1950s building located on a site with magnificent views of Stuttgart’s basin-shaped valley. Yonder’s task was to renovate and rebuild this existing building. In an effort to work sustainably, the new construction makes use of the existing house as much as possible. At the same time, the reconstruction more clearly organizes space, better frames the site’s breathtaking views and ensures that the four-level building is easily accessible despite being constructed on a site with an extreme slope.Save this picture!© Brigida GonzálezSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Brigida GonzálezTo this end, the building’s roof and ground floor were partly removed and rebuilt in wood. The new construction has an airy, spacious quality, and provides an elevator and a generous roof terrace. Panoramic windows at the newly designed levels afford unimpeded views over Stuttgart and the nearby Teahouse. The building’s open interior has a continuous flow accented by unique architectural spaces, built-in furniture made from oiled walnut and oak and carefully positioned windows. Living in “green space,” above the rooftops of the city, is thus experienced spatially through one’s ever-changing point of view. The ground floor and the upper floor are connected to each other by an open staircase flanked by wooden built-ins.Save this picture!© Brigida GonzálezSave this picture!© Brigida GonzálezMost importantly, this construction strives to be Energy-Plus and could, in the future, deliver excess energy to the greater power grid. Drilled geothermal wells provide groundwater used to heat and cool ceilings and floors. Photovoltaic shingles clad the roof, harvesting energy while serving as a water-resistant roof covering, and a highly insulated façade ensures optimal protection from heat in summer and cold in winter. Electric filling stations facilitate the use of e-mobility.Save this picture!© Brigida GonzálezProject gallerySee allShow lessDos Pieles House / Verónica ArcosSelected ProjectsAOR Win Commission to Extend Public Art Galleries in Finnish City of TampereArchitecture News Share Haus B / Yonder – Architektur und DesignSave this projectSaveHaus B / Yonder – Architektur und Design “COPY” CopyAbout this officeYonder – Architektur und DesignOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationStuttgartGermanyPublished on October 16, 2017Cite: “Haus B / Yonder – Architektur und Design” 16 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921894/hopscotch-antonio-costa-lima-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs: Francisco NogueiraSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The house comes out of multiplying a module of the traditional Comporta stilt cabana expanding its limits from the road into the rice fields.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThe idea of fragmenting the volume is about breaking the scale of the house. Consequently a mesh of courtyards generates a large and luminous interior that stretches in a modular pattern of shade and light.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraA series of wooden deck pathways curl along the sand garden connecting the two sides of the house.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThe house assumes a more urban relationship with the road using a rhythmic set of enclosed volumes. On the opposite side the interior space opens widely towards the landscape.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThe building fits with the historical and cultural references of the region when reinterpreting the traditional hut in terms of its form, scale, constructive method and materiality.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraProject gallerySee allShow lessbKL Designs Expressive UBTECH Headquarters in ShenzhenArchitecture NewsUNStudio Designs World’s First International Cable Car Connecting China and RussiaArchitecture News Share Year: Portugal Save this picture!© Francisco Nogueira+ 25Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Hopscotch House / Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos ArchDaily Hopscotch House / Antonio Costa Lima ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHopscotch House / Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos CopyHouses•Brejos da Carregueira de Baixo, Portugal CopyAbout this officeAntonio Costa Lima ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrejos da Carregueira de BaixoPortugalPublished on July 30, 2019Cite: “Hopscotch House / Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos” [Casa Hopscotch / Antonio Costa Lima Arquitectos] 30 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility Melanie May | 16 May 2017 | News Partners receive a package of support including a review of their supply chain and benchmarking existing social enterprise spend, training for procurement teams, brokerage support, and advice and support on how to measuring the impact of their spend with social enterprises, and how to use this in sustainability reporting/bid writing.To encourage new partners to join, a public-facing ad campaign is running this month that will see campaign posters displayed at major train stations across London for two weeks. During this time Social Enterprise UK is encouraging both its members and the public to post on social media, using the hashtag #letsbuysocial and tagging businesses that they would like to see support social enterprise by signing up to the Challenge. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Buy Social Corporate Challenge celebrates first anniversary & seeks more partners Peter Holbrook, chief executive of Social Enterprise UK said:“The ambition behind the Corporate Challenge is huge – we’re asking some of the UK’s biggest businesses to change their habits and use their everyday procurement spend to meet social ends. It’s inspiring to see that one year on the Challenge has seen more partners sign up, more money spent and more lives enhanced. Our partners have spent a significant sum in the first year of the initiative but if we’re to hit our target of £1 billion we’re going to have to engage more businesses, and raise awareness of the Challenge across many more industries. 76 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Buy Social Corporate Challenge is celebrating its first anniversary and is seeking more partners to join its group of businesses with the aim of spending £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020.Led by Social Enterprise UK in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Business in the Community, the Challenge aims is to demonstrate that businesses in any sector can buy from social enterprises, and sees partner companies open up their supply chains to the UK’s 70,000 social enterprises. It hopes to see UK businesses involved in the Challenge commit to collectively spend £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020.The first year of the Challenge saw £19.8 million spent, 125 social enterprises connected to major corporates, 35 procurement professionals trained in how best to work with social enterprises and an increase in awareness of the sector across the staff teams of the corporate partners.Current partners are Amey, Interserve, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, Santander, Wates, Robertson Group and Zurich, but 23-30 partners in total are needed to achieve the £1 billion target. 75 total views, 1 views today
SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Commentary: Things Have Got to Change Around Here Facebook Twitter SHARE Change on the farm is easy and hard. It can happen quickly and at the speed of molasses in January. When Roundup herbicide hit the market, change came quickly. Weed control that was easy and inexpensive — a no brainer. Today we are living with the unintended consequences of that rapid change. Other changes on the farm come much slower, such as “I have always farmed red, I am not going to change color now.” While many factors go into seed choices each year, family history and dealer relationship play a bigger part of those choices than is often recognized. However, a 7 year recession in agriculture is forcing change to some of those traditions, brand loyalties, and relationships.While some of these changes have been evolutionary rather than revolutionary, new research indicates that the speed of change is increasing as we enter 2020. A national study sponsored by the J.L. Farmakis organization, reveals a significant number of growers are making meaningful changes in their operations for the new year. Called the Farmer Speaks study, the data is collected from actual farmers’ comments and information provided on surveys. The research focused primarily on Midwestern growers with 500+ acres. The sample comprised 96,000 corn, 81,000 soybean, and 31,999 wheat acres. The average age of the respondent was 58.Forty-four percent of these farmers said they lost money in 2019, even with government assistance. Satisfaction with the results of their production methods and decisions at the end of 2019 fell to the lowest level since 2016, which is prompting the move to do something different. Exactly what that difference will be remains a bit unclear. “Experimenting” seems to be the most consistent answer. So, what kind of things are they going to experiment with?One trend, especially among large farmers, is to move away from maximizing growth to pulling back to improve profitability. They are taking a very close look at all aspects of their operations and making improvements. “The market is churning, and producers are changing loyalty and behaviors,” noted the authors of the study. New technology is allowing farmers to evaluate their farm profitability, field by field; and new services like Farmers Business Network are providing more price transparency in the marketplace. Other trends include shopping around for lower prices, buying in bulk to get a lower price, buying at cash-and-carry retailers as well as on-line.Another trend is an increase in taking on credit. A significant number said they intend to increase their line of credit for operating in 2020. Others indicated a plan to move more operating costs to long term debt. Much of this may be in the area of new or retrofitting equipment. Making changes in their equipment was ranked the #1 area of change by most of those surveyed. Judging by the level of interest in planters at the farm show in Louisville, I think this is valid. In a conversation I had with Machinery Pete, he said demand for kits to retrofit tractors and planters is very strong.More than half of those surveyed indicated they would be making changes in the seed and fertilizer areas in 2020. A significant number indicated they would be changing seed brands in the new year. While price was a factor, the biggest reason for making a change in brand was agronomic performance. Crop protection is also area where a good deal of churn is foreseen.One area where change will not be happening is in the area of new equipment. Forty-six percent of growers said they will delay new equipment purchases in 2020. In addition to retrofitting, the survey indicated that buying used is preferable to most growers. The survey indicated used combines were 2x more popular than new. All these trends have implications for agribusinesses, local retailers, and even those of us in the media.Farmers, however, are optimistic that the changes they will make will benefit them and their operations. They are feeling more positive about the future of agriculture as we begin 2020 compared to what we saw in much of 2019. While economics and agronomic performance are driving much of this change, the generational shift taking place on many farms is also playing a role. Farm operators of the next 10 years will do things differently and will be willing to make changes quicker than their fathers and grandfathers. Yet, the key will remain what it always has been: profitability. If farming is profitable, farmers will produce food in ever increasing amounts, with more sustainability and a lower carbon footprint. The rate and type of change we see in farming will be largely determined by the profit picture when the 2020 harvest is over. Commentary: Things Have Got to Change Around Here By Gary Truitt – Feb 16, 2020 Previous articleA Lot of Left Over Seed From Last Year’s Prevent Plant AcresNext articleGrain Bin Safety Week Proclaimed by Ag Secretary on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Gary Truitt
Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica News News April 10, 2020 Find out more May 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freelance reporter held incommunicado for past week SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more March 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation Follow the news on Sudan News Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the detention of freelance journalist Al-Ghali Yahya Shegifat, who has been held incommunicado in an unknown location since 14 May. Neither his family nor his lawyer have been able to contact him and it is not known what he is charged with.“The way this journalist has been made to virtually disappear is illegal and outrageous,” the press freedom organisation said. “The authorities must announce the charges against Shegifat and guarantee his rights as a citizen. The regime’s crackdown on the independent press since the armed attacks by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on 10 May is very disturbing. This wave of censorship will just aggravate the current instability.”A freelancer who heads the Association of Darfur Journalists and writes for the privately-owned daily Ray Al-Shaab, Shegifat was first arrested by national security agents on 12 May in Khartoum and was released on the evening of the day. The Save Darfur NGO collective said it believed he was physically mistreated during this first period of detention. He was then arrested again on 14 May, since when no one has had any contact with him.According to the Sudan Organisation Against Torture (SOAT), around 100 people were arrested during the three days following the JEM attacks
SudanAfrica RSF_en to go further Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News News July 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders writes to President Omar al Bashir about the return of censorship News News Receive email alerts Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 10, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Follow the news on Sudan SudanAfrica Help by sharing this information April 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders wrote on 13 July to Sudanese president, Omar al Bashir, urging him to immediately lift prior censorship of the written press. Here is the text of the letter:Omar al Bashir, President of the Republic, Khartum, SudanDear Mr President,Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that defends press freedom, forcefully condemns the return of censorship in Sudan. The organisation deplores recent steps taken by your government against several media and the treatment of opposition journalists. After several early warnings signs of a return to state surveillance of the written press, condemned by our organisation, the intelligence services on 7 July 2010 announced an indefinite ban on the Arabic-language daily al-Intibaha and on two other such dailies, Elhurrah and Akhbar Alyoum, for two days. Six further publications were hit by censorship. All these newspaper are seen by Khartoum as critical of the authorities in south Sudan. In the run-up to a referendum on independence for south Sudan in January 2011, we believe that your decision is unacceptable in that it is aimed at obstructing freedom of information and the holding of pluralist debates necessary before any democratic poll. The holding of any ballot should always be accompanied by respect for freedom of the media. Before they vote, the Sudanese people should be informed of what is at stake in this referendum for which they need a free press.The return to prior state censorship of Sudanese media is all the more surprising since you yourself put an end to the practice, following the passing in September 2009 of a law recognising press freedom. We are concerned about the lack of consistency in your promises and the fact that censorship is regularly brought back.Reporters Without Borders reminds you that the imposition of censorship is not just contrary to the requirements of press freedom since it deprives Sudanese people of opinions different to those promoted by your government, but it is also illegal since the Sudanese Constitution does not allow newspapers to be closed on the basis of an administrative decision but requires a legal ruling. That is why Reporters Without Borders calls on you to immediately lift prior censorship thus allowing free reign for debate and the circulation of ideas. Our organisation is also worried by the prolonged detention in very harsh conditions of four journalists on the opposition daily Rai al-Chaab accused of acts of terrorism and espionage. They face the death penalty only for having done their job of informing the public and are not getting a fair trial. We repeat our appeal for them to be released. I hope that you will give a favourable response to our requests. Yours sincerely,Jean-François Julliard,Secretary-General March 29, 2020 Find out more