Manufacturers: Carrière du Hainaut, Afzelia doussie bipidensisSave this picture!© Defourny SamuelRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. Located on the outskirts of a rural entity, this single-family dwelling integrates in a contemporary language the typological codes of this one: perpendicular volume in direct contact with the street, simple volumes, entrance courtyard set back from the street, natural and raw material.Save this picture!© Defourny SamuelThe slight slope of the land is integrated by a set of stairs and outdoor terraces, setting the volume in its place and creating a complex architectural promenade that gradually takes the visitor into a tangle of beams and columns made of concrete and wood.Save this picture!© Defourny SamuelSave this picture!© Defourny SamuelThus, past the apparent simplicity of the exterior composition, the interior spaces reveal all their ambiguities: at the same time fully in contact with the outside but systematically hampered by columns, limited perspectives, built masses … that create a feeling of indoor unit. This unit is further increased by the main staircase and openwork walkways that cross the two parts of the volumes and provide spatial continuity between the different spaces by their continuous material presence.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Defourny SamuelSave this picture!First floor planThe result of this composition is a constantly changing home (light, perspective, feeling …) offering these inhabitants a daily renewal of their living environment.Save this picture!© Defourny SamuelProject gallerySee allShow lessHaldenacher Primary School / Dürig AGSelected ProjectsDowntown Studio / Luís PeixotoSelected Projects Share Photographs Area: 250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904258/niveze-house-michel-pregardien-architecture Clipboard Nivezé House / Michel Prégardien Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904258/niveze-house-michel-pregardien-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Belgium Houses Photographs: Defourny Samuel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Michel Prégardien Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects Nivezé House / Michel Prégardien ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNivezé House / Michel Prégardien Architecture 2018 Year: “COPY” Save this picture!© Defourny Samuel+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeMichel Prégardien ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpaBelgiumPublished on December 11, 2018Cite: “Nivezé House / Michel Prégardien Architecture” 11 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
International environmental charity Earthwatch Institute Europe has launched its Threatened Species Campaign.The money raised will fund urgent conservation work to save the southern river otter and other animals on the brink of extinction.The charity has sent a personalised letter and leaflet to over 6,000Earthwatch members and supporters, and the leaflet is also being inserted into BBC Wildlife magazine, Geographical and niche green publications. The appeal asks for a one-off donation. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Earthwatch Institute Europe launches Threatened Species Campaign Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual giving 37 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Earthwatch are also promoting the appeal on their Web site where supporters can donate online, in an e-mail newsletter that is sent to its members and supporters each month, in its members newsletter and in its e-mail signature. The charity is also seeking PR support in regional and national media.The appeal literature has been produced with support from marketing agency Ideas Unlimited, but overall the appeal has been handled in-house. Howard Lake | 25 August 2004 | News 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.
Workers World Party strongly protests that Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian activist, freedom fighter and former Israeli and U.S. political prisoner, was recently banned from participating in a speaking engagement in Germany and was ordered to leave the country.Rasmea OdehUnder pressure from Israel, the German government revoked Odeh’s visa after she was scheduled to speak on “Palestinian women in the liberation struggle” at an International Women’s Day event in Berlin.This action is a violation of her right to speak openly and honestly about the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom and justice. Germany’s actions also violate the rights of Odeh’s audience to learn from her experiences and those of her compatriots. Odeh was deported from the U.S. in 2017 after waging a long, arduous legal and political campaign against thoroughly biased charges; she was eventually convicted by equally biased federal courts. Her treatment reveals the hostility of past and present U.S. administrations, regardless of political party, which deny the Palestinians’ right to fight for self-determination and nationhood against the Israeli settler-colonial regime. This regime has, ever since its founding, been supported, politically and militarily, by U.S. imperialism. During the many decades Odeh lived in the U.S., with permanent resident status and so-called citizenship, she helped hundreds of Arab women in her Chicago community gain civil, social and human rights in this racist country. So incensed were the Chicago power brokers by her prominence in the Arab community that they opened a campaign to stop her meaningful and heartfelt community work. After being convicted on fraudulent evidence by a federal court judge in Detroit, Odeh served several months in jail and was eventually released. Rather than retry the original case, the U.S. proceeded to pile new charges onto Odeh. Not wanting to endure a repeat of this judicial charade, given the biased political position of the current administration against Palestine, Odeh chose to leave the United States voluntarily and return to the Middle East.Workers World Party stands firmly in solidarity with Odeh and the Palestinian nation, wherever Palestinians live. WWP has always explained and exposed the role of the Israeli state, from its illegal, criminal founding to its position as a junior partner aiding U.S. imperialist hegemony in West Asia.We unequivocally support the global solidarity movement with Palestine. We encourage all political, social and cultural work, including the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, aligned with the struggle of the Palestinian people for their sovereign ancestral right to the land of their forebears. Workers World Party stands with Rasmea Odeh and against all who attempt to stop her from telling the truth about Palestine. Rasmea Odeh is dear to all hearts that beat for freedom and justice in the U.S. and around the world. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WW reprints here Part 2 of an article, slightly abridged, by Sam Marcy, the late chairperson of Workers World Party, that appeared in the April 12, 1992, Workers World. Despite the years that have passed since then, his analysis is remarkably relevant to understanding the relationship between workers and capitalists today. Part 1 can be found online at workers.org.The Philadelphia Inquirer published a very well-documented series of nine articles on Oct. 20-28 of last year  showing the ravages of the capitalist economic crisis with facts and figures. But this series, “The Dismantling of America,” took a fundamentally erroneous approach.The writers, Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele, showed that the increases in the salaries of people earning more than $1 million have risen 2,184 percent in the last decade; people earning $200,000 to $1 million saw an increase of 697 percent; for people earning $20,000 to $50,000, it was only 44 percent.They conclude that the total amount of dollars in salaries funneled to the rich soared in the 1980s, as did the number of rich themselves. Meanwhile, the total dollars in wages that went to the middle class increased an average of just 4 percent a year, or 44 percent over the decade.Their statistics, meticulously gathered from a variety of government sources, cannot be impeached. But it is not the salaries of the rich, the very rich, the super-rich or what they call the middle class that are the determining factor in the development of a capitalist crisis.What they leave out is who owns the means of production, who owns the big plants, the big establishments, the military-industrial complex. Suppose an inflationary trend happens that is so violent the currency becomes no more than a piece of paper. What happens then? Those who own the plants, equipment, means of transportation, etc., will still be the owners. But the salaried people and wage earners will get ripped off completely.An inflationary trend that affects wages or salaries on all levels still leaves the capitalist system intact. What is fundamental is which class owns the means of production versus who works as a wage slave.Instead of proceeding from the viewpoint of ownership and possession of the material wealth of society, these writers deal only with a superficial aspect, the income from salaries and wages. That hides the oppressive, exploitative character of capitalist society.It is a typical bourgeois approach to judge society purely on the distribution of income. This is not decisive. Targeting the great spread in incomes of course shows the gross and monstrous social inequalities in capitalist society. Nevertheless, this doesn’t point out the source of the inequality, which lies in ownership of the basic means of production.Unfortunately, the writers of this series make another error. One of the articles is entitled, “How the Game Was Rigged Against the Middle Class.” At the present time, all capitalist politicians speak in the name of the middle class. They almost never mention capitalist class or working class–just rich and poor.It is true, of course, that there is a struggle between the rich and the poor. But this does not adequately describe who the rich are, what makes them rich, the basis for their wealth and the basis for the poverty that many millions in this country suffer. The report really obscures the actual relationships that exist in present-day society, characterized by a struggle between the capitalist class and the working class.To define the middle class merely on the basis of income is to include many workers, thus masking the function of the working class as the producer of all material values. It lumps the workers together with a vast section of the middle class proper. This includes millions who work for themselves, or employ a few workers whom they exploit, and are a buffer between the working class and the capitalist class. The fact that at the end of the process some may earn even less than a skilled worker doesn’t necessarily qualify them as producers of material values.In fact, capitalist society has middle layers in it that serve a reactionary purpose–police, prison guards, military officers and pen-pushers, hundreds of thousands of others who work in the capitalist state apparatus and are a parasitic element–not to speak of the actual big-time bureaucrats. In any capitalist government these constitute a formidable element of the population that neither produce anything nor serve a useful function.This social layer of the population is needed to protect and defend the capitalist class’s interests. It is pitted against the working class when necessary.Huge fees not all that’s wrongIn their second article, “The Very Lucrative Business of Bankruptcy,” the authors also fall into error. In the course of examining the rising tide of bankruptcies, they say the winners are high-priced consultants hired to close companies, while the losers are workers thrown out of their jobs. They go on to show that the lawyers and consultants get huge fees–$787.50 for three hours of sorting files, over $1,000 for five hours spent on a plane, $562.50 for two and a half hours of telephone calls, $900 for four hours of filling out forms.There’s no question that these bankruptcy attorneys, advisers and consultants get enormous fees. This should be exposed. But to make them out as the super-devils in bankruptcy is just plain nonsense. They must have their fees approved by the bankruptcy judge, which the authors neglect to mention. Together with the bankruptcy judge and the federal district courts, they are part of a trinity that serves big business and the banks, particularly the biggest creditors. They are the ones primarily responsible for the restructuring of capitalist industry over the last decade.These writers, by pointing the finger only at the big fees of the high-priced attorneys and consultants, avoid the fundamental causes of the crisis. They absolve the capitalist class as a whole from responsibility for the ravages and destruction of human life and material.So while their research is valuable and impressive, at the same time it obscures what most needs to be clarified.One of the most glaring omissions in these articles is the international character of the capitalist crisis. They do well when they point out the huge indebtedness created during the Reagan administration and the havoc it caused later. But it is dealt with as exclusively a national phenomenon. Britain, France and above all Germany and Japan, which contributed so much to U.S. indebtedness by buying U.S. bonds and stocks and investing in U.S. industry, are not mentioned at all.For a long period the capitalist press incited workers into Japan-bashing because they said Japan was “taking over America.” Now Japan has its own economic crisis, so it is withdrawing its funds from the U.S., thereby aggravating the capitalist crisis. First the capitalist press and politicians bashed Japan for investing in the U.S. Now that it’s withdrawing, they’re bashing it even harder.It’s part and parcel of the ruinous imperialist competition which, if it goes much further, can end up in warfare.The international character of the capitalist crisis was first brought out in Workers World newspaper when the Bank of Commerce and Credit International collapsed, demonstrating that the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and more than a dozen Third World countries were involved. The fact that corruption was also involved was purely incidental. The main thing is that it demonstrated the international character of the capitalist crisis.Lest that seem like yesterday’s wisdom, it’s important to note that just as the March 30 issue of Business Week trumpeted the emergence of a capitalist recovery, Olympia and York, the world’s biggest real estate property developer, announced it was seeking guidance from financial consultants and advisers because of its inability to deal with a $20-billion debt. The company owns dozens of the choicest real estate properties in New York City and abroad.But the most interesting aspect of this giant financial and industrial complex is the banks that have supported it with loans and are now seeking to dismantle it. These banks are Citicorp, the biggest U.S. bank, and a half dozen Canadian banks including the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montreal, and the Bank of Nova Scotia. Other lenders include Chemical Bank, the Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, the Sumitomo Bank, Barclay’s P.L.C., Credit Suisse, Credit Lyonnais, and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank.The capitalist press dins into the ears of the workers day in and day out, whenever the workers complain about jobs being shifted abroad, that we are living in an integrated world economy. But they never bring up the most quintessential and characteristic feature of contemporary world relationships–that is, domination by the giant banks.A scientific solutionToday there is scarcely any question that doesn’t lend itself to scientific solution, although it might take many years. So with all the economic tools available, not to speak of the new technology, why isn’t there even one bourgeois economist who will say, “Let us solve the economic crisis scientifically and eliminate crisis”? It’s because capitalist crisis can only be eliminated by abolishing the profit system itself and laying the foundation for a socialist society. To ask the capitalists to solve the capitalist crisis is asking them to sign their own death warrant.Only the working class can solve the capitalist economic crisis, and then only by taking the wealth of society, the basic means of production, into their own hands and establishing a true workers’ socialist society.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Previous articleTCU’s new website designs causes some issues for departmentsNext articleWATCH: SGA President talks fall concert, Sodexo, campus unity Paloma Norton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Paloma Nortonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paloma-norton/ Twitter The Flu Clinic Logistics Team works on getting things organized for the TCU Flu Clinic. (Photo by Paloma Norton) Linkedin Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Students reflect on being Orientation leaders Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printA flu outbreak at the start of the school year means fewer vaccines will be available at the eighth annual TCU Flu Clinic this Wednesday, the clinic’s director said.The Brown-Lupton Health Center is providing free vaccines to the first 3,000 attendees at the campus recreation center as a part of Frog Life Wellness Week 2017. The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until the vaccines run out, according to the Brown-Lupton Health Center.Supplies were strained after a pop-up clinic gave out 1,000 vaccines to students in response to an outbreak of more than 60 cases of the flu on campus, said Sharon Canclini, director of TCU’s Flu Clinic.Junior and senior students from the Harris College of Nursing run the TCU Flu Clinic. They said every able and willing student should have a yearly vaccination because they said the influenza viruses are always changing.“When you are getting the flu shot, you are not only protecting yourself, you are protecting the people who can’t get the vaccination,” senior nursing major Sabrina Pinckard said.According to the American Medical Association (AMA), one out of every five people in America contract the influenza virus each year.Pregnant women, young children and adults over the age of 65 have a greater risk for serious complications when they contract the influenza virus, according to the AMA.The Flu Clinic Logistics Team has been planning the TCU Flu Clinic since the first week of the semester and met every week for six hours. Each year they create a binder for the next year’s team to reference.For many nursing students at TCU, this will be their first time giving out vaccines to other students, but senior nursing student Mary Fran Wright said she is confident in her abilities.“As a senior nursing student, this is my third semester in the hospital where we regularly give flu shots,” Wright said. “It is something that our professors take very seriously, and I know that all nursing students are well trained.” TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Paloma Norton is a senior fashion merchandising major and journalism minor from Austin, Texas. When she’s not out reporting on campus life at TCU, she’s probably taking pictures of her food or scrolling through her Instagram feed. She’s traveled to 17 different countries and welcomes suggestions on where her next adventure should be! ReddIt Paloma Norton ‘Little Words Project’ aims to spread kindness among women at TCU ReddIt Paloma Norton https://www.tcu360.com/author/paloma-norton/
Linkedin Facebook Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee ReddIt printThe co-owners of Not Just Q David Hawthorne (right) and Chef Eric Hansen (left) pose with their food truck. Photo courtesy of David Hawthorne.When Not Just Q opens on West 7th Street this fall, it will represent more than just another entry in Fort Worth’s food scene.It’s part of TCU football alum and NFL veteran David Hawthorne’s strategy to thrive off the field.“I had an exit plan, which made that transition a little easier for me personally,” Hawthorne said. “NFL for me meant Not For Long, which I say to give people a proper perspective on how long it lasts in contrast to the rest of your life.”Saints linebacker David Hawthorne celebrates a big play during his time in New Orleans. Photo courtesy of David Hawthorne.While Hawthorne played eight full seasons in the league, four each with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, the average NFL career spans just 3.3 years, forcing many former players to find a new line of work after their playing days are over.The former Saint and Seahawk is “a part-owner or partner or operating investor or something like that” for eight different businesses ranging from the Las Vegas steakhouse MB Steak in the Hard Rock Hotel to a credit card company called Journey Business Solutions as well as a beef jerky company called Strive.Not Just Q, which started as barbecue food truck in Dallas, marks his return to Fort Worth.The Corsicana, Texas native who suited up for the Horned Frogs from 2003-07 discovered his next step early during his eight full seasons in the NFL.“Food is my deal, so my first line of business in setting myself up outside the NFL was food trucks,” he said. “I thought it was a cool concept because it’s a restaurant where you can turn the lights off when you don’t want it open. The flexible hours seemed great.”Hawthorne met his business partner in Not Just Q, chef Eric Hansen, at an event in Dallas.“I told him I’m a barbecue snob,” Hawthorne said. “So, he puts me together a sampler plate, and the plate was awesome.”Average NFL career length courtesy of Statista.Phone numbers were exchanged and when it came time to plan his 30th birthday celebration, Hansen’s phone rang.The drop off turned into an invite to the party. By the end of the night, they were business partners.“We started talking business, and I talked about expanding him and getting him more opportunity in the limelight and taking in bigger places so we went for it,” said Hawthorne.They converted an old Taco Bueno truck to a barbecue haven, even adding pits.“Once we took those food trucks out into the DFW area, the accolades starting coming,” said Hawthorne.The restaurant is projected to open in October, barring construction setbacks. In addition to good food, he’s hoping goodwill with TCU fans will draw crowds.“I think having been an athlete, especially one that has name recognition is certainly a resource or asset you could leverage,” said Dr. Ted Legatski, the interim chair of the Entrepreneurship Department at the TCU Neeley School of Business. “I think it would be a very big plus to have that kind of name recognition going, but name recognition only gets you so far. How is the key to success and if he’s figured out how to do systems in more than one business, more power to him.”Hawthorne said he still draws on lessons learned playing for TCU head coach Gary Patterson and implements them into his business model.“It goes back to TCU and Coach Patterson: Every business model I’ve ever started or partnered with, we’ve used something very similar to do your one-eleventh and hold yourself accountable,” Hawthorne said. “It’s a simple structure, just like football.”Patterson’s one-eleventh philosophy emphasizes responsibility and unity.“The one-eleventh we do here at TCU starts with you taking care of your own business first,” said Patterson. “We have a saying around here: ‘You have to do your job, but you have to hunt together’. In David’s case, he’s always been an all-in guy when it comes to things like that.”Linebacker David Hawthorne (46) hunts the opposing offense during his time at TCU. Photo courtesy of David Hawthorne.In all of his businesses, Hawthorne builds his staff to mirror Patterson’s.“There’s a message and it’s portrayed from the mouth of a guy like Coach Patterson, and it’s put on the shoulders of a staff to make sure that they relate that message to the players, and that’s business,” said Hawthorne. “There’s a voice and a vision about what you want the company to look like. No matter what the vision, if you use that structure, it holds everyone accountable. If everyone does their one-eleventh, their one job, how could it not be successful?”Legatski said the test of Hawthorne’s strategy will be measured by the growth of his company.“You can earn a nice living running a business, but to really become wealthy you need to figure out how to scale and expand the business and that’s where the system becomes the center,” said Legatski.Patterson said Hawthorne is a role model on and off the field for current Horned Frogs.“He’s taking his money and work habits, and he’s doing an unbelievable job at being successful,” Patterson said. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt + posts Garrett Podell The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: September 14, 2018Next articleStudents prepare for all-night campout before College GameDay Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The co-owners of Not Just Q David Hawthorne (right) and Chef Eric Hansen (left) pose with their food truck. Photo courtesy of David Hawthorne. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Facebook
Facebook Twitter CBD is the new hemp thing printA student petition to TCU Administration and the Fort Worth Municipal Government to allow sustainable forms of transportation on campus already has a heap of signatures. According to the petition posted by Jack Sommer, TCU lacks cost-effective and sustainably efficient transportation options. Lime scooters are available in five cities in Texas: Austin, Dallas, Lubbock, Plano and San Antonio. To rent the scooters, users have to download an app and pay on the app for however long they ride it for. “If a dockless scooter program were of interest to the city council, it should be implemented as a pilot program,” said Jeremy Williams, a senior planner for the comprehensive planning section for the Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee (PABC). Jack Sommer’s petition to the TCU Administration. Image courtesy of change.org. At this time, there is no present direction to implement a dockless scooter program.Williams said the ITC is concerned about safety and plans to wait and see how other cities across the country handle these new systems.Lime scooters hit Austin first in 2018 and kicked off Austin’s expansion with other dockless companies like Bird that continue to infiltrate other Texas cities. However, these scooters may have a downside as several injuries and accidents have been racking up since they were first introduced.“I am deeply worried that loose regulations and a desire to pander to tech companies will set a precedent that Austin is a fine place to test out potentially dangerous and landscaping altering projects,” an Austin resident said at an Austin meeting about transportation. According to Patch, Austin-Travis County EMS officials reported that paramedics treated nearly three scooter-related injuries per day for about two months in 2018. An additional 166 injuries were reported between September 25 and November 29 last year.The debate on the safety of this mode of transportation gained national attention when a University of Texas student died from a Lime scooter accident in February of 2019. Mark Sands, a 21 year old foreign exchange student from Ireland, was hit by an Uber driver when he was traveling in the wrong direction on a service road. A student riding a Lime scooter. Image coutesy of Sophie DuchesneDallas was the first city in the DFW Metroplex to welcome the scooters, which are permitted in all Dallas areas. The scooters rolled into Dallas just after one controversy pedaled out of the city. The Dallas City Hall said the bikes and scooters will go where riders take them, and they can be parked anywhere in Dallas at bike racks or on sidewalks. However, they aren’t allowed to block pedestrian access. D Magazine acclaimed Dallas the “bike-share capital of North America” in 2018. A year after getting a bike-share system, in 2017, they accumulated the largest fleet of 18,000 bikes. They beat out New York and Seattle by at least 6,000 bikes.In no time, the city was overflowing with complaints about the disruption of the bikes: being left in neighborhoods, obstructing pedestrian paths and piling up in heaps around the city. In response, the city charged bike companies with an $808 permit to operate, an additional $21 charge for each bike and stricter regulations. Dockless scooters must abide by the same guidelines.“We have not seen a real push from the public yet interested in a scooter program,” said Williams. “This would be the first.” As of now, there is not a procedure to approve dockless transportation within city right-of-way or on city property.“The city has requested that these companies not begin operations until such time, as the city has an opportunity to provide proper approval,” Williams said. The future remains uncertain as people try to scoot Fort Worth towards dockless transportation. Williams said he would like to be kept in the loop regarding the petition, so the scooters aren’t being rolled out of the agenda just yet. Twitter Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ + posts Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Free speech crisis: Behind the scenes Facebook Linkedin Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Previous articleStudents raise voices at annual poetry slamNext articleBane enters name into NBA Draft pool Elizabeth Ragone RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Local celebrities join Taste Project in the fight against hunger ReddIt Linkedin Elizabeth Ragone ReddIt Running to save rhinos World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Giving Back Lions Club International Commissions $100k Rose Parade Float, Biggest to Date for Club From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 3:17 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 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 Phoenix Decorating’s President/CEO Chris Lofthouse holds an artist’s rendering of the proposed Lions Club International Rose Parade float designed for the 2017 Rose Parade at a special luncheon held September 6, 2016.The Lions Club International commissioned their biggest Rose Parade float to date at a luncheon Tuesday, where club representatives presented Pasadena’s Phoenix Decorating the first check towards its $100,000 commitment to fund creation of the club’s special float commemorating 100 years of global service.“Phoenix has the honor of building floats for many service organizations, but one of my favorite groups that we work with are the Lions,” said Phoenix Decorating’s President/CEO Chris Lofthouse.Lions first displayed a float in the 1948 Rose Parade. Since 1992 the club has continuously presented a float in the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade. Each year Lions Club International’s President and First Lady ride the float in the parade and are viewed by an estimated 400 million people in 85 countries around the world.“Chris and his company have always put the best possible float out with the money that we have been able to put into these creations,” said Lions Club Pasadena member Richard Kasten.Phoenix Decorating Company has rolled out 693 floats in the Tournament of Roses Parades, with 220 capturing awards since the company’s founding in 1983.Lofthouse has been involved in the float industry his entire life and is well versed in the elaborate use of hydraulics, mechanics, digital sound systems, animatronics and other computer systems associated with powering mammoth floats effectively down the parade routes.“This is going to be a very special float. It’s here for the Lions to come out and participate and rally around the float that represents this organization as a whole. The process of making it just as important as it is seeing it in the parade,” said Lofthouse.Lofthouse’s experience also includes building floats and other event showcases for the Coca Cola 100th Anniversary Celebration, Orange Bowl Parade, Kentucky Derby Festival, Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, and National Day Celebration in Singapore.“It feels great to work together year after year,” said Lighthouse whose company has partnered with the Lions Club Pasadena since its inception in 1983.Lofthouse mentioned that any extra help from fellow Lions who want to help decorate will surely help the crew at Phoenix Decorating Inc. finish this challenging task.“We certainly need a lot of volunteers to make this happen,” said Lofthouse.Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.“The most exciting thing is that people come from all over to see these floats and this one is going to be our best one yet. It’s special,” said Kasten.The Centennial Theme is: “Where There is a Need, There is a Lion” with the Centennial goal of serving 200 million people by July 2018, according to a press release.For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at lionsclubs.org.To learn more about the Lions Float, visit lionsrosefloat.com.
59 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Non-Profits News Adelante Youth Alliance Reaches Out to Hard Hit Communities With Achieving Success Together Program By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 3:36 pm Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff A project initiated by Adelante Youth Alliance (AYA) and funded in part by the Pasadena Community Foundation has been providing assistance over the past few months to underserved and vulnerable residents who were either unaware of available resources and how to access them, or were too embarrassed or afraid to ask for help.The project, called Achieving Access Together, was primarily aimed at serving families in northwest Pasadena, particularly the Latinx community in the neighborhood surrounding Madison Elementary School.Many of the residents in the area are essential workers who were impacted particularly hard with high COVID-19 infection rates, school closures, lack of childcare, financial and food insecurity, and inadequate educational and technical support.These issues have compromised students’ chance for success in school, so AYA went out to secure desperately needed essential goods and services, as well as tutoring and mental health support.AYA started by identifying 20 households with 25 families to participate in the project, for a total of 100 neighborhood residents in need of help. Aside from the PCF, AYA also sought the help of the Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena City College’s Hixon Teacher Prep Program, and numerous nearby food pantries, churches, and nonprofit organizations to help in the project.“AYA views our approach to positive youth development as multidimensional, one that must be inclusive of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, occupational, and financial elements,” said AYA Executive Director Stella Murga. “To serve our families in these various ways, we partner with many community-based organizations and government agencies to equip ourselves with the tools needed to serve and empower the individuals and families we support.”In fall 2020, a PCF grant funded the purchase of $2,000 worth of gift cards for groceries, as well as mobile hotspots and data plans for each household to improve internet access and online learning. The funds also covered the direct services provided by AYA staff for three months, consisting of academic assistance and after-school tutoring for 60 students in grades 5 through 12, legal and rental assistance, and healthcare and mental health services.AYA also conducted weekly online “Life Sessions” for both parents and students, which focused on social-emotional learning.Over the past six months, Achieving Access Together has helped improve student grades, with 75 percent of the 65 students improving their grades by one grade level, and 25 percent improving their grades by two grade levels as of March 2021.All of the students reported being more motivated to succeed personally and academically. Participants in the social-emotional learning sessions reported they have become more engaged and confident in their abilities to tackle challenges, and that their personal decision-making skills and self-image have improved.“Adelante Youth Alliance is grateful to the Pasadena Community Foundation for its confidence to provide quality services to Pasadena residents most in need,” Murga said. “The support of philanthropic foundations like PCF is vital to the work we do. Together, we have enriched the lives of young people and their families striving to achieve their full potential and become contributing members and leaders of their communities.”The project will continue to expand and will soon include additional internet and technical support to connect more families with healthcare and vaccination information, AYA said. STAFF REPORT 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena