Q House / BHA

first_img 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956618/q-house-bha Clipboard Architects: BHA Area Area of this architecture project Vietnam ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses, House Interiors•Hue, Vietnam Projects Save this picture!© Hoang Le Photography+ 48Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Q House / BHAcenter_img Project gallerySee allShow lessNiamey 2000 / united4designSelected ProjectsPublic Toilet in Sendagaya / Suppose Design OfficeSelected Projects Share Year:  Area:  277 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Hoang Le PhotographyPrincipal Architect:Nguyen Xuan MinhDesign Team:Vo Van Qua, Pham Viet Anh, Phan T. Nguyet MinhCity:HueCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Located in Hue city, Vietnam. Q-House is a living place for two generations of a typical Vietnamese family with an area of 277m2. Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySpace with voids – The central region in Vietnam is known for its extreme weather conditions. Therefore, we choose the reinforced concrete frame as the main structural shell for the house to reduce the impact of harsh weather events.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyInside, we use a wooden structure for the main circulation from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor. The combination of wooden structure and natural oak color brings the house a warmly relaxing ambience that attempts to reduce the heaviness of the concrete shell. It also conveys advanced woodworking skill techniques from local craftsmen through typical assembly details in wooden structures. Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyFrom here, we not only arrange and divide living spaces in the void, but also take advantage of convection and ventilation through voids, take natural light into the house by creating natural buffers from swimming pools, trees, and gardens.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyShaping a lifestyle through architecture – In a housing project, in addition to the spiritual and material satisfaction of the owners, the design also wants to reshape the way modern people live, they are always in a rush outside but forget how to enjoy peace in their house.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyWith the layout of common space in the middle of the first floor, we want to encourage maximum communication between people in the house, from this floor, they can interact with other surrounding bedrooms on upper floors, thereby encouraging common family activities together such as the living room where friends gather together would connect to the kitchen where the mother is cooking, and the children are playing together in the middle of the room.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyIn terms of interior material, wood is the main interior material to create a cozy, familiar atmosphere, combining raw concrete material from ceilings and black local stone flooring – a local material. Besides, interlacing greenery and adding  garden areas in the house can help to increase interaction between humans and nature.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyThe architectural language is formed through the shell structure that contains gaps interleaved with solid, along with the minimalism in color and contrast material properties, creating a gentle and pure living space. CopyAbout this officeBHAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsHuếOn FacebookHueVietnamPublished on February 09, 2021Cite: “Q House / BHA” 08 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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New model for the community fundraising ‘comeback kid’

first_img Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising Research / statistics  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 New model for the community fundraising ‘comeback kid’ A new model for community fundraising is being presented at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention today.Lianne Howard-DaceDelivering the session Community Fundraising: Problem child or rising star? Lianne Howard-Dace will outline a new model based on five ‘pillars’.Each pillar embraces findings from a research dissertation by Lianne Howard-Dace – who is community and events fundraising manager at Royal London Society for the Blind – which she has recently submitted for her Masters degree at London South Bank University.[quote align=”centre” color=”#999999″]’Community fundraising is a bit of comeback kid, an eclectic eccentric who, despite being written off by many, reinvents itself and continues to have kooky moments and moments of sheer genius'[/quote]“The model I’ve developed takes the key commonalities and themes which emerged from the research and synthesises them in to actionable areas for improvement,” Howard-Dace told UK Fundraising.“Obviously everyone will be at different points in their development so I will be suggesting people identify which of these will be short, medium and long term goals for them to look at.”Five ‘pillar’ modelThe five pillars – which characterize successful community fundraising initiatives in the organsiations she studied – are:* Strong staff* Empowered volunteers* Pro-active planning* Collaborative working* Insight-led decisionsEach pillar contains recommendations for planning community fundraising initiatives. Under ‘strong staff’, Howard-Dace recommends developing digital skills and delegating decision making. Under ‘collaborative working’, she recommends cross-selling projects and “challenging internal perceptions” about community fundraising.Howard-Dace also presents a template stewardship plan that can be adapted for any community fundraising project, and checklists for volunteer resources.The title of Howard-Dace’s research and IoF presentation refers to the Boston Matrix management tool.  She concludes that community fundraising has undergone a resurgence during the recession making it a ‘rising star’ once again and in some cases even a ‘cash cow’.Howard-Dace says: “Community fundraising is a bit of comeback kid, an eclectic eccentric who, despite being written off by many, reinvents itself and continues to have kooky moments and moments of sheer genius”.The five-pillar community fundraising model can be downloaded here. Image: five pillars by Morphart Creation on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 8 July 2014 | 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.last_img read more

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Histórico acuerdo colombiano

first_imgDespués de más de dos años de diálogo para la terminación del conflicto armado entre las FARC-EP y el gobierno colombiano, finalmente se ha dado un paso importante que podría conducir a una paz duradera con justicia social.El pasado miércoles 23 de septiembre, se reunieron por primera vez en la Habana-Cuba, el máximo líder de esa insurgencia, comandante Timoleón “Timochenko” Jiménez y el presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos para anunciar un acuerdo hacia la creación de una Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP).La gran importancia de esta Jurisdicción es que proveerá el marco legal para juzgar a quienes participaron en el conflicto armado ya sea directa o indirectamente, de forma que no queden impunes los crímenes cometidos. Sobre todo, los crímenes cometidos por fuerzas del estado y paramilitares. La impunidad en Colombia es lo que ha mantenido hasta ahora las violaciones y asesinatos contra la población, el pueblo indígena y afrodescendiente, las/os activistas de derechos humanos, sindicalistas, estudiantes y todas/os aquellos que luchan por la justicia social en ese país.Un ejemplo de impunidad ha sido la Ley de Justicia y Paz establecida bajo el gobierno de Álvaro Uribe Vélez para la desmovilización de los grupos paramilitares. Según una reciente entrevista por Anncol a Enrique Santiago Romero, asesor jurídico de las FARC en los presentes Diálogos de Paz, luego de 10 años de procesos jurídicos, sólo han resultado 10 sentencias que afectan a 150 paramilitares, de un total de 33.000-34.000 paramilitares “desmovilizados”. Además, la llamada ‘desmovilización’ realmente ha sido un cambio de nombre, pues en vez de las AUC, Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, resurgieron paramilitares bajo el nombre de Águilas Negras y otros. Las amenazas y asesinatos por fuerzas paramilitares no han cesado.De hecho, según Santiago Romero, no puede haber acuerdo final para la paz si no se erradica el paramilitarismo.Esta JEP se puede considerar como una victoria de la insurgencia. En el 2012, el gobierno de Santos había impuesto unilateralmente una Ley de Justicia Transicional donde se buscaba mayormente la penalización de las fuerzas insurgentes. Las FARC nunca aceptaron esta ley puesto que se había concebido durante el proceso de Diálogos de Paz por el gobierno santista sin ninguna intervención de la insurgencia. Además, se trataba de ignorar los crímenes cometidos por el Estado y los paramilitares.Aquí hay que precisar que un informe de la Corte Penal Internacional sobre Colombia en noviembre del 2012, halló que los mayores victimarios en el conflicto armado han sido los agentes del Estado y los paramilitares. (http://www.icc-cpi.int)El comandante “Timochenko”, en una rueda de prensa luego de la firma del 23 de septiembre, se dirigió a sus compatriotas y a las/os amigos de la paz de Colombia diciendo “Les traemos hoy, además de nuestro abrazo fraterno, un parte de victoria colectiva: hemos logrado, con la invaluable ayuda de la subcomisión jurídica, retirar muchos de los obstáculos que hacían más difícil el camino de nuestra reconciliación. Tenemos una Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz que, además de garantizar el respeto a los derechos de las víctimas, será factor dinamizador de la firma de nuevos acuerdos en este tramo fundamental para alcanzar la terminación del conflicto”.Comunicado ConjuntoEn una rueda de prensa y con la presencia del anfitrión de los Diálogos, el presidente Raúl Castro, y los representantes de los países acompañantes, se leyó el Comunicado Conjunto de las FARC-EP y el gobierno colombiano sobre el acuerdo. En él, ambas partes reafirmaron su compromiso con los pre acuerdos logrados hasta ahora: “Hacia un Nuevo Campo Colombiano: Reforma Rural Integral”, “Participación política: Apertura democrática para construir la paz” y “Solución al Problema de las Drogas Ilícitas”.Explica los puntos principales de la JEP que resumiendo, buscan “una fórmula de justicia que satisfaga los derechos de las víctimas y contribuya a la construcción de una paz estable y duradera”. Para ello, se construirá un “Sistema Integral de Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No Repetición” que se pondrá en movimiento a través de la creación de una Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, la Convivencia y la No Repetición.Se crearán Salas de Justicia y un Tribunal para la Paz compuesto principalmente por magistrados colombianos, con la finalidad de “acabar con la impunidad, obtener Verdad, contribuir a la reparación de las víctimas y juzgar e imponer sanciones a los responsables de los graves delitos cometidos durante el conflicto armado, particularmente los más graves y representativos, garantizando la no repetición”. (Telesurtv.net)De acuerdo al Derecho Internacional Humanitario en materias de conflictos armados, “el Estado colombiano otorgará la amnistía más amplia posible por delitos políticos y conexos”. Esto implicaría que los “delitos” de la insurgencia, los cuales son catalogados como políticos, de rebelión, conllevarían una amplia amnistía. Por otro lado, el comunicado agrega que “En todo caso no serán objeto de amnistía o indulto las conductas tipificadas en la legislación nacional que se correspondan con los delitos de lesa humanidad, el genocidio y los graves crímenes de guerra, entre otros delitos graves…..”.La JEP tendrá dos tipos de procedimientos, “uno para quienes reconocen verdad y responsabilidad, y otro para quienes no lo hacen o lo hacen tardíamente”. “A los primeros se les impondrá una sentencia” y “los segundos enfrentarán un juicio contradictorio ante el Tribunal”. “Las sanciones que imponga el Tribunal tendrán como finalidad esencial satisfacer los derechos de las víctimas y consolidar la paz y deberán tener la mayor función restaurativa y reparadora del daño causado”.Quienes voluntariamente reconozcan sus delitos, tendrán sanciones más livianas conducentes a la reparación de las víctimas; delitos muy graves tendrán penas de 5 años hasta un máximo de 8 en condiciones especiales. “Las personas que se nieguen a reconocer su responsabilidad por tales delitos y resulten culpables serán condenadas a pena de prisión hasta de 20 años, en condiciones ordinarias” (cárcel).El comunicado termina diciendo que “en el caso de las FARC-EP, la participación en el sistema integral estará sujeta a la dejación de armas, que deberá comenzar a más tardar a los 60 días luego de la firma del Acuerdo Final, (el cual se espera que finalice en seis meses).Y que la transformación de las FARC-EP en un movimiento político legal es un objetivo compartido, que contará con todo el apoyo del Gobierno en los términos que se acuerden.Garantías de éxitoSi bien este es un acuerdo histórico, y según Santiago Romero, quien está muy versado en jurisprudencia internacional, no ha habido un marco jurídico tan integral en ningún otro proceso de paz, todo dependerá de la puesta en práctica del mismo.Para ello se necesita primeramente, un financiamiento adecuado. También, la voluntad del gobierno actual y de futuras administraciones. Asimismo, es esencial la revelación de los actos criminales cometidos por el estado. Sobre este punto Santiago Romero recordó el caso de la dictadura militar en Chile, donde los altos mandos militares bajo Pinochet hicieron un pacto de silencio para no dar a conocer sus crímenes. Ese pacto duró hasta hace muy poco, lo que representa un silencio por más de 40 años.En este contexto tenemos que tener presente el papel criminal, pasado y actual, del ex presidente Uribe y sus aliados paramilitares, los cuales será difícil que declaren fácilmente.Toca también a la comunidad solidaria internacional de exponer los crímenes del estado colombiano y la participación de Estados Unidos como promotor de la militarización y la violencia en Colombia para beneficiar a sus grandes corporaciones.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ethanol Fueling Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 11, 2016 Ethanol Fueling Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Home Energy Ethanol Fueling Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Indiana corn farmers are helping power the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay as sponsors of the E85 fuel keeping the torch burning brightly as it travels through Indiana’s 92 counties over the next 35 days. “Indiana corn farmers are proud to support the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, to celebrate our state’s 200 years of history while drawing attention to the important role corn farming and ethanol plays not only in rural Indiana, but also to Indiana’s overall economy,” said David Gottbrath, a farmer from Washington County and president of Indiana Corn Marketing Council.The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay began September 9 at Indiana’s first capital of Corydon in Harrison County and ends in Indianapolis on October 15.  The torch used in the relay was designed by a team at Purdue University and is fueled by an ethanol-blended fuel, a fuel that starts with corn from Indiana farmers.  “The E85 fuel used in the torch is the same fuel that can be found at more than 200 fuel retail locations across Indiana and can be used by the 500,000 Flex Fuel Vehicles on the road here in Indiana,” said Gottbrath.  The Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the state’s corn checkoff organization, is a sponsor of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay to help raise awareness of the benefits of Indiana-grown, Indiana-produced ethanol. The torch will travel an average of 97 miles per day, stopping in each Indiana county.At each relay stop, Hoosiers will have an opportunity to take a selfie photo with the torch with a caption that reads “Let’s Clear the Air,” to promote the environmental and economic benefits ethanol brings to Indiana and its residents.  “Ethanol not only contributes to Indiana’s economy and benefits local communities with jobs and tax revenue, it also contributes to a cleaner environment; and that’s why we’re excited to have it fuel the relay’s torch,” said Gottbrath.Indiana corn farmers have been an integral part of the state’s history over the past 200 years, contributing to Indiana’s economy and culture. Indiana is home to 14 ethanol plants and will produce one billion gallons of ethanol this year. SHARE Previous articleOur Food System is Broken, but Not in the Way You Might ThinkNext articleEPA Decision on Dicamba Expected Late in 2016 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Philippine President Duterte bars Rappler reporter from palace

first_img The Philippines is ranked 127th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Follow the news on Philippines May 3, 2021 Find out more Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa This latest act of harassment came one day after a presidential aide appeared before a senate committee that is investigating a report by Rappler, based on a leak, that he interfered in the procurement process for two navy warships. The claim has been described as “fake news” by Duterte. News But Rappler has appealed against the SEC’s decision and is therefore able to continue operating until a decision has been issued on its appeal. RSF has meanwhile formally asked international bodies to oppose any attempt to close this independent news website as a flagrant violation of press freedom. The decision to revoke Rappler’s press accreditation came just a month after its business licence was revoked at the behest of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Presidential executive secretary Salvador Medialdea said that Duterte was “just following the decision of the SEC”, that Rappler’s journalists were being stripped of their accreditation simply because the SEC had withdrawn the website’s licence. “It is completely unacceptable for President Duterte to deny accredited journalists access to press conferences and events at the Malacañang palace,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This decision, coming soon after the withdrawal of Rappler’s licence, not only speaks to a desire to control journalists’ work but also confirms that the Philippine authorities want to crush an independent media outlet known for the quality of its investigative reporting.” This is the first time since the fall of President Ferdinand Marcos’s dictatorship that a president has barred a reporter from the presidential palace. It is being seen as yet another sign of the decline in press freedom in the Philippines under Duterte. Newscenter_img June 1, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago This time it was President Rodrigo Duterte himself who took the decision. After Rappler’s accredited Malacañang correspondent, Pia Ranada, was denied entry on arrival at the presidential palace yesterday, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said it was because of a “lack of trust” and because the president was “irritated” with her. to go further News A reporter for the independent news website Rappler has been barred from the Malacañang presidential palace on President Duterte’s orders (photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP). Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Philippine government’s decision to prevent the independent news website Rappler from covering the Malacañang presidential palace. RSF regards this latest act of harassment of Rappler as a serious violation of media freedom. News Help by sharing this information PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression February 21, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Philippine President Duterte bars Rappler reporter from palace Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Press Council: regulation should not mean compulsion or restriction

first_img February 22, 2021 Find out more November 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press Council: regulation should not mean compulsion or restriction Organisation Google experiments drop Australian media from search results RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is concerned about proposals made at the first session of the Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation on 8 November to give the Press Council the power to penalise newspapers by imposing fines of up to 30,000 Australian dollars and to submit the press to tighter controls, such as the introduction of licences.“If such measures were adopted, they would undermine Australia’s international credibility as a country with relatively high respect for freedom of the press where news organizations can carry out their work without hindrance,” the press freedom organization said. “There are already numerous laws controlling journalists, the media and digital communications in Australia. We find the plan to introduce licences and exorbitant fines for the press extremely shocking.“Measures such as these characterize those countries that are at the bottom of the Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. We do not expect to find them in a democracy ranked 18th out of 178 countries in 2010. November 19, 2020 Find out more AustraliaAsia – Pacific News RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Follow the news on Australia AustraliaAsia – Pacific News January 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News to go further Help by sharing this information “We suggest the inquiry commission turn its attention to the improvement of existing self-regulations systems, rather than recommending new controls which could be misused for political ends.”In a submission to the inquiry last month, the Press Council proposed its powers be strengthened by giving it the right to impose fines of up to 30,000 Australian dollars “…for example, where the breach of (ethical) standards is exceptionally grave or, together with earlier breaches, constitutes persistent non-compliance with Council adjudications”.It also suggested the appointment of a special panel headed by a retired judge and able to impose fines.On 8 September, the Law Council of Australia, the group Seven West Media and the Newspaper Publishers Association all rejected the proposals to introduce licences and tighter controls.The inquiry, announced on 14 September by the minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy Stephen Conroy, is looking at ways to enhance media diversity, and “ways of substantially strengthening” the Press Council’s effectiveness.The first public session of the commission took place in Melbourne on 8 November. The media organization News Limited, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and the Australian Associated Press news agency will appear at hearings in Sydney tomorrow, followed by the Australian Press Council the next day. The inquiry is due to produce a report that will be submitted to the minister of communications in February next year. Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern on 16 September at the possibility that discussion of media regulation might become confused with tighter control of the press. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabialast_img read more

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‘Shaking of hands acceptable’ priest

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twitter Print Linkedincenter_img THE shaking of hands between worshippers at local Catholic churches is quite acceptable by the authorities, despite warnings on the transmission of swine flu’ from person to person.Rev Fr Paul Finnerty, diocesan secretary, was responding to calls from some massgoers to the Limerick Post, for the immediate suspension of the practice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He confirmed that the diocese had been in touch with the HSE on the matter, and was assured there was no need to change policy.“I consulted with the HSE regards suspending the sign of peace in the form of a handshake at Masses. The position of the HSE was that there is no need to end the practice”. He insisted, however, that those who are feeling ill should not attend Mass.He continued: “I have noted the HSE’s concerns as to the dangers of persons with flu’ symptoms attending at Mass and other church services.“This constitutes the greatest danger of all in terms of spreading disease. It is advisable that persons with symptoms of flu’ not to participate in church services during their illness”.Despite the continuation of the practice of handshaking, he assures those who attend Mass that it will be reconsidered should the HSE’s position alter.He concluded: “We will continue to liaise with the HSE on this matter and should they have a change of attitude, I will then be informing parishes”.There are some churches in the diocese who have volunteered to drop shaking hands during Mass.One lady told the Post that she considered it inappropriate to continue with the practice at the present time.“All sort of precautions should be taken to prevent the spread of swine flu’ .We are constantly being warned of the dangers and to be on the alert”. NewsLocal News‘Shaking of hands acceptable’ priestBy admin – September 17, 2009 609 Email Previous articleLocal economy in recovery modeNext articleLast chance to impress ? adminlast_img read more

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Gardai investigate “sinister” attack in Letterkenny

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Gardai in Letterkenny are trying to track down three people they believe were involved in an unprovoked assault in the town a week ago today.Speaking during the Community Garda Slot on today’s Nine til Noon Show, Sergeant Eunan Walshe described the attack as sinister, and said they’re particularly anxious to see any dashcam footage that people may have captured…………. WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/eunanassault.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – July 7, 2020 Pinterest Previous articleLead piping a major concern in latest EPA reportNext articleCentral Bank must address business insurance scandal – Doherty News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Gardai investigate “sinister” attack in Letterkennylast_img read more

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Hog farmers face ‘devastating decision’ over euthanizing herds

first_imgdusanpetkovic/iStockBy ANDY FIES, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — While shoppers may be confronting shortages at deli counters this week, those who raise the nation’s livestock, especially hog farmers, are confronting something far more painful: having to euthanize thousands of their animals.Pigs are raised on a strict “just-in-time inventory” schedule that allows for only a brief window when they are the right weight for processing. Beyond that size, they are too heavy for plant equipment and too big for the space where they grow. So farmers must then ship them off and make room for raising a new herd. The shutdown or slowdown of several big processing plants means that millions of hogs are backing up on farms without enough food or space to care for them.At a certain point, farmers have little or no choice but to euthanize these animals. That point has already arrived for many and more will face that choice within days.Mike Patterson raises hogs near Kenyon, Minnesota. His co-op has already had to euthanize about 2,000 animals and he may have to destroy thousands more in just over a week if he’s unable to deliver his pigs to a processor.“It’s really stressful,” he said, in a halting voice. “The thought of euthanizing animals and those animals going to waste goes against every grain of our being.”The financial toll matches the emotional toll. If Patterson has to dispose of his market-ready hogs, he stands to lose $450,000. There is no recompense for the euthanized animals.Thom Peterson, Minnesota’s commissioner of agriculture, estimates that as many as 10,000 hogs a day are being put down in his state. Farmers there rely heavily on two plants that were shut down for weeks due to the coronavirus: the Smithfield Farms plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the JBS plant in Worthington, Minnesota.“So we have a lot of hogs that are ready to go to market and just nowhere to go,” Peterson said.The Worthington plant operated for a week with a small staff, euthanizing 3,000 hogs a day. The “kill side” of the plant reopened on Wednesday.With the nation’s meat processing capacity down by as much as 40% to 45%, the National Pork Producers Council estimates that 700,000 hogs a week are piling up “with nowhere to go.” By the end of September, “it could be 10 to 15 million animals that have to be euthanized,” said Mark Greenwood, an analyst with Compeer Financial, an agricultural-lending company.Patterson said he’s frequently asked why he and other producers can’t simply donate their oversupply of hogs to the needy. He said he is working with two local food banks to get some of his animals harvested for them, but “there’s nowhere to turn those animals into meat, and I can’t just drop off live hogs” at the food bank.While cattle producers are also affected by the COVID-related stall at meat processing plants, they do not face the urgency that worries those who raise hogs.“We can slow the rate of gain on cattle, shift them to grass and hold them longer. There’s a lot more flexibility in a processing line for cattle than there is for hog production,” John Robinson of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association explained.Cattle producers do stand to lose $13.6 billion because they cannot process their animals as before. But euthanasia, he says, “is not an option we’re going to need to pursue in beef production.”Poultry farmers are familiar with the problems facing hog producers as they have had to euthanize millions of birds. Patterson is completely sympathetic.“I think it’s an absolute shame for any of this food to go to waste — whether it be dumping milk or killing chickens.” But he noted that with poultry, “the production system is so much faster because you can go from a chick to a full-grown broiler in about six weeks.” With hogs, breeding to processing is a 10- to 11-month process.The Smithfield and Worthington plants that serve many Midwestern hog farmers have just resumed production, which will relieve the hog backlog somewhat. But they are not running at full capacity and farmers say they won’t be in time to catch up to the enormous oversupply of animals.A.V. Roth breeds pigs in Wauzeka, Wisconsin, and is president of the National Pork Producers Council. He knows producers in his state struggling with the “devastating decision” to euthanize their animals. The decision, he said, will be coming “extremely soon.” For smaller producers, that decision could mean “they’re gonna lose their farms, because they had to euthanize their animals, all because of the COVID-19 slowdown.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Lake of the Ozarks Memorial Day partygoer tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgsonreir es gratis/iStockBY: CRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS(ST. LOUIS) — Health officials in Missouri are alerting those who attended Memorial Day weekend parties at the Lake of the Ozarks that a partygoer there has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.“Camden County Health Department has been notified of a Boone County resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 after being in the Lake area on May 23 and 24,” according to a statement issued on Friday.Over the holiday weekend, photographs and videos were posted on social media that showed dozens of people in public pools and inside businesses not practicing social distancing or wearing masks or gloves.The St. Louis County Department of Health issued an advisory on Tuesday urging anyone who did not practice COVID-19 safety guidelines to self-quarantine for 14 days or until they test negative for the virus.The patient arrived the area on May 23 around 1 p.m. and went to Backwater Jacks twice and to Shady Gators and Lazy Gators Pool until 10 p.m., officials said. The following day, the patient started his day around 1 p.m., where he went to Buffalo Wild Wings for an hour then Shady Gators until 7 p.m., from which he took a taxi to a private residence.“The public who may have been in these places is asked to please monitor for symptoms. … If you develop symptoms, please contact your physician and isolate until test results are known,” officials said.As of Saturday, Missouri has recorded 12,795 confirmed case and at least 738 deaths, according to the state’s health department.No new coronavirus cases were reported among Camden County residents this week, officials said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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