House in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos

first_imgHouse in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614238/house-in-playa-del-carmen-yupana-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&F+ 18 Share ArchDaily House in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614238/house-in-playa-del-carmen-yupana-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Projects Architects: YUPANA Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Chincha Alta, Peru 2014 Peru Collaborators:Andrea Cruzalegui, Julissa Casas, Domenica Lecca.Construction:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Structures:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Electrical:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Plumbing:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Interiors:Elena VargasDeveloper:Condominios F&F.Client:Grupo Fundo Doña Pancha.Site Area:439.80 m².Project Architects:Martín Montañez, Eduardo AcuñaCity:Chincha AltaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. Between Pisco and Chincha Baja there is a major real estate development comprised of weekend houses on the oceanfront, due to the good weather and good accessibility from Lima, which will be consolidated when the new motorway from Lima to Pisco opens in 2016.Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FFrom the conception of the project, we sought to create a different concept of beach house through the materials and spatial composition. For this purpose we took into account the labor resources and construction techniques of the site, optimized by specialists, to carry out the project, resulting in a house made entirely of wood, bamboo and thatch. By using local labor and resources, the construction time and budget were reduced considerably.Save this picture!PlanThe house brings a very specific requirement, since it is a typical model for the rest of houses in the condominium with a series of possible variations in design, including most importantly, its modularity and allowing under the same structural base a series of future extensions with the same final result. To achieve this, the porches and structures are proposed as a grid.Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FThe design of the house is generated from the concept of inhabiting an outdoor space facing the sea. The climate in this part of the coast allows one to occupy spaces devoid of walls or partitions during much of the year, during summer it is only necessary to find shade and ventilation. Under this premise, the house is planned as a parallelepiped on one level, as a base, elevated one meter off the ground in order to isolate the structure from sand moisture. This volume houses basic functions and service spaces, such as secondary bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry, kitchen and living room. All spaces are articulated through an exterior ventilated corridor, which obtains privacy through a bamboo lattice. This corridor connects with a staircase leading to the second level.Save this picture!PlanOn this base, on the second floor, taking advantage of the views, are the main areas of the house, a large covered terrace where the social activities take place, and a master bedroom with a private terrace at the back of the property. The entire second floor is covered by a light tall palm structure celebrating the most important room in the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Condominios F&FThe end result is a house similar to a boat stranded on the beach, with an open space on the deck that relates its occupants directly with the landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessAntara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno ArquitectosSelected ProjectsVenice Biennale 2016: 5 Proposals Shortlisted for Australian PavilionArchitecture News Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeYUPANA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChincha AltaPeruPublished on April 01, 2015Cite: “House in Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos” [Casa en Playa del Carmen / YUPANA Arquitectos] 01 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

first_img Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales Photographs:  Sandra Pereznieto, Paul Citron Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949130/bp-tower-cadaval-and-sola-morales Clipboard CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico Photographs ArchDaily BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-MoralesSave this projectSaveBP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Morales Lead Architects: “COPY” BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Moralescenter_img 2019 Year:  Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales Area Area of this architecture project Projects Client:Marhnos HabitatStructural Engineering:Alonso y AsociadosCollaborators:Eduardo Alegre, Alberto García Garrido, Tereza Díaz, Lara Alcaina Pozo, Othmane Laraki, Angie Oteiza, Berta Marti, Adria Matarranz. Gala Nuñez, Joan Gallego, Miguel Angel Carrasco, Helena Sanjuan, Hugo MartínezCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sandra PereznietoRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The towers and the patio The Building is located in Polanco, one of the centers of greatest urban intensity in Mexico City. It consists of 3 independent towers that are articulated to generate a central patio that allows the construction of a community space that constitutes the identity of the complex and is qualified by its friendly proportions for the scale of the building. The patio allows all units to have a double orientation, and therefore the ensures cross ventilation of the apartments, and with it, the possibility of thermal control with passive systems. The building was born from the desire to be a project open to the city. Generating the maximum number of linear meters of façade, and trying to ensure that they have the best possible orientation to guarantee the best possible thermal and light contribution to each and every one of the departments. At the same time, the will to define an efficient and economic construction system, based on the definition of dimensions that avoid large gaps and therefore structural cost overruns. Each of the 10 plants of the project has 4 departments; Along with two apartments that enjoy a private patio on the ground floor, the project has a total of 40 units. The apartments are distributed around the central patio, totally consolidating its north facade, and opening to the south. The location of two vertical cores, as efficient in their operation as possible, act as a hinge between the departments.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoApartments: The design of the apartments seeks the construction of the quality of each of the spaces of that integrates them based on their spatial, light and view qualities and not on the finishes. Thus, the apartments are designed to make the public spaces of the home as transparent and open as possible. The distribution of the departments is designed to concentrate the downspouts and ventilation at specific points, in order to grant maximum flexibility to future alterations to the distribution. Finally, the project seeks to maximise the distribution of the units, and uses the more public spaces in the apartments as distributors, thus avoiding the existence of corridors.Save this picture!© Paul CitronSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Paul CitronRoof Garden and Collective Areas: The roof has a big pergola that unifies the experience of the terrace and shade the area. Different areas are proposed, characterized by small provisions for the whole. Thus there is an area for barbecue grills and an area with tables. The vegetation foreseen on the roof aims to add quality and comfort to the terrace. The patio is a catalyst of light, heat and views for all the apartments, but it is also the heart of the project: what will build the identity of the place.This central zone has an extension of vegetation and trees; Being a private and interior area, isolated from the street, it can be a rest and play area for children, as well as a small lung for the whole complex. The gymnasium and a small rest or reception area open onto this central space, which is projected as an area of vegetation and color that also serves as a connection to the access area of the building.Save this picture!© Paul CitronSave this picture!Street elevationSave this picture!© Paul CitronDepartamentos. El diseño de los departamentos busca la construcción de la calidad de cada uno de los espacios de la vivienda basado en su calidad espacial, lumínica y de vistas, y no en el diseño de sus acabados. Así, los departamentos están diseñados para construir los espacios públicos de la vivienda lo más diáfanos y abiertos posibles. La distribución de los departamentos está pensada para concentrar los bajantes de agua y ventilación en puntos específicos, de forma a otorgar la máxima flexibilidad a alteraciones futuras de la distribución. Finalmente, el proyecto busca eficientar al máximo la distribución de las viviendas, y utiliza los espacios más públicos de la vivienda como distribuidores, evitando así la existencia de pasillos.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoSave this picture!Constructive sectionSave this picture!© Paul CitronRoof Garden y zonas colectivas. En la parte superior de la cubierta se define una pérgola que unifica la experiencia de la terraza y de sombra. Se plantean zonas diferentes, caracterizadas por pequeñas dotaciones para el conjunto. Así existe una zona de parrillas para barbacoas y una zona con mesas. La vegetación que se prevé en la cubierta, pretende añadir calidad y confort a la terraza.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoEl patio pretende ser un catalizador de luz, calor y vistas para la totalidad de los departamentos, pero también es el corazón del proyecto: aquello que construirá la identidad del lugar. Se prevé que habrá en esta zona central una pequeña extensión de vegetación, y algunos árboles; al ser una zona privada e interior, aislada de la calle, puede ser una zona de descanso y de juego de los niños, así como un pequeño pulmón para todo el conjunto. El gimnasio y una pequeña zona de descanso o recepción, se abren a este espacio central, que se proyecta como una zona de vegetación y color que sirve también de conexión con el area de acceso del edificio.Save this picture!© Sandra PereznietoProject gallerySee allShow lessPortalen Pavilion / Map13 Barcelona + Summum Engineering + Edyta AugustynowiczSelected ProjectsSJ XVIII House / Minimal StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Polanco, Polanco I Secc, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto+ 41Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  10500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949130/bp-tower-cadaval-and-sola-morales Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCadaval & Solà-MoralesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookMexicoPublished on October 08, 2020Cite: “BP Tower / Cadaval & Solà-Morales” [Torre BP / Cadaval & Solà-Morales] 08 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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More Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters

first_img More Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters Home Indiana Agriculture News More Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters SHARE Becks-expands-in-AtlantaBeck’s Hybrids in Atlanta, Indiana is expanding again, and this time the plan revolves around production and processing operations at the Atlanta headquarters. A new soybean processing facility plus seed drying equipment and warehouses put the project at $62 million.Beck’s has locations all over the Midwest, but CEO Sonny Beck said this expansion is here in Indiana because the state really does live up to its reputation.“It is the easiest state to do business with in the Midwest, and I believe its reputation is #5 in the U.S.” he said. That’s from a regulatory standpoint. That’s from the standpoint of cost of doing business, and just the speed of getting things done.”He credited state and local officials for infrastructure improvements that allow for the doubling of capacity in Atlanta.“The Indiana Economic Development Corporation as well as our Hamilton County Council and Commissioners recognized four years ago that they needed to connect St. Road 31 and St. Road 19 with a good road that can support business, support the local communities of Atlanta and Arcadia, and support people who live in that area getting to a major thoroughfare to get to work.”This expansion at Beck’s headquarters, expected to be completed by 2022, moves processing capacity from three million to six million units per year over the next six years. The 221’ x 300’ facility will feature a seven-story, standalone processing tower, five new warehouses for seed and equipment storage, as well as office space. Starting this year, the company expects to hire 60 additional employees at this location.“As we continue to grow and expand, with a footprint now in 11 states, we are driven by the increasing demands of our customers who want more high performing products suited for their acres,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “This investment will allow us to more efficiently process additional units of quality soybeans each year to help meet the needs of our current and future customers.”In order to support the sales and distribution of the additional soybean production, Beck’s will hire additional farmer dealers in Indiana and other states to support farmers throughout the Midwest.(Sonny Beck audio courtesy of Inside Indiana Business) Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleEthanol Policy Discussed at Indiana Corn’s High Octane Fuel SummitNext articleMore Expansion at Beck’s Hybrids Headquarters on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – May 5, 2019 last_img read more

Introducing RSF’s #WeeklyAddress on US press freedom

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources News to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply troubled by the increased hostility towards journalists in the United States. Just as President Donald Trump addresses the American people each week on social media, RSF has decided to start its own #WeeklyAddress, revealing the main threats and attacks against the press that have occurred in such a short period of time. News Follow the news on United States News June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says May 22, 2017 Introducing RSF’s #WeeklyAddress on US press freedom Here are the most troubling attacks on press freedom that occurred during the week of May 15 – 21:1) Last Tuesday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump suggested in February that former F.B.I. Director James Comey consider imprisoning journalists who publish classified information. The White House did not respond on Wednesday when asked if Trump supports the imprisonment of journalists who report stories based on leaks. “Suggesting that the government should prosecute journalists for the publication of classified information is very menacing, and I think that’s exactly what they intend,” said Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. “It’s an act of intimidation.” 2) A reporter said he was manhandled by a security guard and forced to leave the FCC headquarters during a public hearing on net neutrality last Thursday. John M. Donnelly, a veteran correspondent for CQ Roll Call, said he was trailed by security guards throughout the meeting, despite displaying his press pass and carrying a recorder and notepad, according to a National Press Club news release. The FCC and the security guard in question have since released statements apologizing to Donnelly. The week prior, journalist Dan Heyman was arrested at the West Virginia capitol building while attempting to ask US Health Secretary Tom Price a question. 3) After President Donald Trump received a ceremonial saber from the graduating class at the Coast Guard Academy’s commencement last Wednesday, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was caught on a hot mic joking, “Use that on the press, sir,” to which Trump laughed and replied, “Yeah, that’s right.” Their exchange followed Trump’s keynote address at the commencement, during which he claimed that no politician has ever been treated “worse or more unfairly” by the media. 4) President Trump is considering decreasing the number of on-camera briefings, according to a senior White House official. This follows President Donald Trump’s threats to cancel future White House press briefings in a pair of tweets on May 12. In an interview with FOX Newsthat same day Trump reiterated this possibility “for the sake of accuracy.” “Well, just don’t have them,” He said. “Unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself, we don’t have them. I think it’s a good idea.”5) The American press was excluded on Sunday from a press conference during President Trump’s first official visit abroad. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference in Saudi Arabia with his counterpart, foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, though only foreign journalists were present. A State Department spokesperson apologized and said there was “not enough time to alert or make arrangements for US media to participate.” “RSF is alarmed by the overt hostility President Trump and others in his administration have exhibited toward the press in recent weeks,” says Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director for RSF’s North America office. “We are seeing a direct correlation between these hostile remarks and shocking incidents of intimidation and physical force. This is unacceptable in the country of the First Amendment.”The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en.Image credit: SAUL LOEB / AFP News RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Guns and drugs washed away in the floods

first_img Previous articlePublic urged to exercise caution during stormy weatherNext articleFlooded homes due for demolition will not be rebuilt Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsGuns and drugs washed away in the floodsBy Staff Reporter – February 9, 2014 1259 TAGScollopyCrimedrugsfloodsMusic Limerick Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Collopy crime family and its associates have been identified as some of the biggest losers in the wake of last week-end’s flooding at the Island Field.During their period of criminal activity over the past decade, the gang bought over two dozen houses in the St Mary’s Park area for prices ranging up to €6,000.“Key money” was paid by gang members to the former owners who were told to leave their homes.Files and title deeds were not be handed when gang members and their associates took possession of the houses. Many of the former owners were believed to have owed the gang money or had accrued debts through money lending or drug dealing.As paper trails are non-existent, determining the exact number of houses that the Collopy gang own is proving difficult for authorities.Up to 300 homes in the 200 acre site of the Island Field were extensively damaged and it is now understood that several properties owned by the Collopy gang were among those destroyed.It is also believed that a large quantity of stashed drugs were either damaged or destroyed in the tidal floods.As relief efforts are put in place and home owners claim relief funds, the Criminal Assets Bureau are monitoring the situation closely to determine the identity of key holders to the properties in question.With two days of surging flood water, accompanied by the adverse weather conditions that made up Storm Brigid which engulfed areas of St Mary’s Park, it is believed that caches of drugs, firearms and ammunitions would have been washed away and destroyed.In the past, Gardaí uncovered large quantities of drugs and guns in an open area on the Island Field known as the ‘swamp’ – the same area that was submerged in up to two metres of water last week-end.Our picture shows Ministers Jan O’Sullivan and Brian Hayes with Kieran O’Donnell TD are shown the extent of the flooding last week. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognapperslast_img read more

J&K HC Approves Establishment Of Court Annexed International Arbitration Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesJ&K HC Approves Establishment Of Court Annexed International Arbitration Centre LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Sep 2020 9:45 PMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court has accorded approval to set up the J&K International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC), annexed to the High Court premises. The aim is to provide an institutionalized framework for speedy and expeditious resolution of disputes through alternate dispute resolution mechanism. As per a press release issued to this eefct, “The setting up of Jammu…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court has accorded approval to set up the J&K International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC), annexed to the High Court premises. The aim is to provide an institutionalized framework for speedy and expeditious resolution of disputes through alternate dispute resolution mechanism. As per a press release issued to this eefct, “The setting up of Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre shall go a long way in achieving the object behind enactment of Section 89 Civil Procedure Code and at the same time shall ensure that arbitration proceedings remain inexpensive and are carried out within shortest possible time.” To ensure that constitution of such Centre is smooth and effective, the High Court has also framed the JKIAC International Management Rules, 2020. As per these rules, Chief Justice of the J&K High Court shall be the Patron-in-Chief of Centre. To monitor and oversee the Centres, an Arbitration Committee shall be constituted, consisting of: three Judges of the High CourtAdvocate GeneralAssistant Solicitor General three members nominated by the HC Chief Justice (out of whom at least one shall be designated Senior Advocate, while others may be any arbitration expert, in India or abroad) To supervise and manage the JKIAC, a Secretariat consisting of Coordinator who shall be member of Higher Judicial Service and two additional coordinators who shall be Members of Judicial Service, have to be appointed by the Chief Justice. The rules further envisage appointment of Chief Counsel and Deputy Counsel amongst Advocates having experience in the field of arbitration. As per the Rules, the JKIAC has to prepare and maintain a Panel of Arbitrators as approved by the Arbitration Committee from time to time from amongst persons who are suitable and willing to serve as arbitrators. The empanelment of the Arbitrators shall consist of: Former JudgesFormer Judicial OfficersChartered AccountantsBureaucratsEngineersArchitectsProfessors, etc. Similarly, for dealing with the arbitration proceedings in such Centres, JKIAC Arbitration Proceedings Rules, 2020 have also been framed by the High Court. For regulating administrative fee of the Centre and Arbitrator’s fee, the JKIAC Administration Pass and Arbitrator’s Fee Rules, 2020 have been framed. Pertinently, Courts annexed Arbitration Centres are successfully functioning at Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Chennai (Madras) and Cuttack (Orrisa). Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

They’re all saying it

first_imgThe REAL election ’08The wonderfully named Guido Westerwelle, leader of Germany’s centre-right liberal Free Democrats, has taken after Hillary Clinton (and everyone else) and called in his speech in Stuttgart today for 2008 to be a year of “politische Wende”. That translates – you guessed it – as “political change”.Originality clearly isn’t a strength for politicians. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external siteslast_img

OUSU election delayed in manifesto blunder

first_imgOUSU have had to delay their Presidential Election by one week because a candidate’s manifesto wasn’t published.OUSU’s Returning Officer, Madeline Stanley, confirmed that the election has been delayed because John Maher’s manifesto wasn’t printed in the official election booklet.The booklet itself, which was published inside copies of The Oxford Student on Thursday, has been recalled by OUSU.Stanley refused to comment further on the matter, but said she would be giving more details about what has happened after the weekend.Given stipulations in the OUSU election rule-book, the four presidential candidates are unable to comment on the situation. However, a number of students have expressed surprise and disappointment on hearing news of the delay.Nick Coxon, a second-year PPEist commented, “That the elections have been postponed is a regrettable development. The guys at OUSU must be furious — and quite rightly.”Another second-year student, who wished to remain anonymous, added, “I’m incredulous that the elections are being delayed a whole week, especially after all the hard work everyone’s put in.“It’s going to be massively inconvenient for all the candidates and officials, and even for voters.“This could reverse the turnout gains they expected from online voting, and it’ll probably change the results too – some candidates are going to suffer from this more than others.”Lewis Iwu, current President of the Students’ Union, declined to comment on the matter.last_img read more

Governor Pence Announces Distribution of $505 Million to Local Governments

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Includes $435 million that can be used for roads and bridgesIndianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today announced that county auditors have distributed $505 million to local government units, including $435 million that can be used for transportation infrastructure maintenance for counties, cities, and towns as part of Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 67, which was signed into law on March 23, 2016.“Early this year, we committed to investing significant new funding in state and local infrastructure maintenance to preserve the Crossroads of America,” said Governor Pence. “Today, we make good on that promise with the distribution of funds to local governments to further improve infrastructure and spur economic development and quality of life in communities across Indiana.”On April 22, the state made a one-time, special distribution to counties for distribution to other local units using excess Local Option Income Tax (LOIT) reserve funds. SEA 67 required county auditors to distribute all funds to local government units before June 1 in the amounts determined by the Department of Local Government Finance. As part of the distribution, counties, cities, and towns received $435 million that can be used for transportation infrastructure maintenance. Other local government units received $70 million for deposit in their rainy day funds.In his State of the State Address, Governor Pence outlined a plan to provide more than $1 billion in new funding to preserve and maintain state and local infrastructure, without raising taxes. In addition to SEA 67, Governor Pence also signed into law House Enrolled Act 1001, which provides for additional state infrastructure maintenance funds, while also fully funding the Regional Cities Initiative.Attached are reports which show the amount of money received by each local government and unit type.last_img read more

Can I see your I.D.? Drug-free group tests local liquors stores…

first_img× Over the last four years, the Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (HCCDFC) has chosen a day, geared around a popular holiday or time of celebration/parties, to conduct a study on liquor store vendors to investigate if they are properly checking age identification on their young clientele.The HCCDFC carried out these assessments in the past by sending a person of legal age, just over 21, dressed in a college sweatshirt to visit the stores in the West Hudson area (East Newark, Kearny, and Harrison) to purchase alcohol. This year the HCCDFC expanded their scope and visited establishments in Hoboken on March 13.The reason for selecting this date was due to the fact that for some, the few days before Saint Patrick’s Day is spent by many stocking up on alcohol in preparation for the holiday.The HCCDFC first began this initiative in 2013. At that time there was a 73 percent rate of noncompliance among the randomly selected stores within the West Hudson area. In 2014, 63 percent of stores in this zone failed to check for identification from the legal buyer; a small improvement.Upon completion of these ID checks, HCCDFC staff visited the stores to provide them with educational materials on how to properly check for ID, methods to prevent underage drinking, etc. Additionally, the coalition took the opportunity to offer vendors in these communities a chance to participate in a free training on the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAMs).When this assessment was completed in 2015, only 21 percent of vendors failed to properly request ID (3 out of 14 stores). The numbers of store personnel asking for identification improved to 79 percent compared to the 23 percent since the first assessment conducted in 2013.The 2015 West Hudson ID highlighted that an informed, concerned and responsible community can be an effective tool in contributing to reducing alcohol sales to minors. This serves as evidence that providing information, support, and changing consequences can be an effective tool in curbing illegal sales. 3 out of 8 didn’t ask Being that these West Hudson ID Checks were so successful over the three years, the coalition thought it was the perfect time to focus on another area of the county. On March 13, coalition staff and their “legal” volunteer visited eight stores within Hoboken. Of these stores, 37.5 percent of vendors failed to properly request ID (three out of 8 stores).The HCCDFC plans to take the same approach as in the West Hudson area to lower the rate and curb illegal sales.Supplying alcohol to minors is a serious offense that can incur infractions to liquor license holders for those who choose to ignore it. According to the Alcohol Beverage Control Handbook for the State of New Jersey “If there is any doubt that the purchaser is under 21 years of age, the sale should not be made. Licensees have the right to refuse a sale if they believe a purchaser is under the age of 21. A license which has four such violations (of providing alcohol to a minor) within two years presumptively will be revoked.”HCCDFC has prioritized underage drinking as a primary public health concern with a high correlation rate of injury and social consequences, such as violence, driving while intoxicated, alcohol poisoning and high-risk behavior. In order to protect our youth, access to alcohol has to be closely monitored as required by state law.The HCCDFC hopes this informal assessment continues to promote the need to implement store policies in which proof of age is mandatory for any individual purchasing alcohol that appears to be under the age of 30, prior to completing the transaction.To reinforce these policies, the Hudson County Coalition along with local law enforcement throughout the county, continue to offer free Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAMs) trainings to liquor store owners and employees. The Techniques of Alcohol Management training is nationally recognized as the leading program for responsible serving.The training provides risk management tools that should be used by all alcohol vendors to control the day-to-day operations of their business.The HCCDFC will conduct more identification checks throughout Hudson County and hopes that by bringing awareness, the numbers of vendors following proper protocol will increase and, in turn, generate communities where it is nearly impossible for youth under 21 to obtain alcohol from retail establishments.For more information about the Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community, please visit our website at www.hudsoncountycoalition.org.last_img read more