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Soha House / Wonder Architects + NEEDS Architects

first_img Yoontaek Lim (Wonder Architects) Soha House / Wonder Architects + NEEDS Architects Save this picture!© Jinbo Choi+ 57Curated by Clara Ott Share Soha House / Wonder Architects + NEEDS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSoha House / Wonder Architects + NEEDS Architects CopyAbout this officeWonder ArchitectsOfficeFollowNEEDS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGwangmyeongSouth KoreaPublished on May 07, 2019Cite: “Soha House / Wonder Architects + NEEDS Architects” 07 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream South Korea Photographs:  Jinbo Choi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Year:  CopyHouses•Gwangmyeong, South Korea Houses “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916346/soha-house-wonder-architects-plus-needs-architects Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Collaborators:NEEDS Architects, Jinhee ParkEngineering:Donga a&cClients:Private clientCity:GwangmyeongCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jinbo ChoiRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. From the first inception, this small house project is conceived to have its own meaning in itself through its own architectural form which is mainly considered by following three terms.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Jinbo Choi(Re)interpretation of spatial forms in general Korean residential cultureEntrance hall(hyeon-gwan, 현관) of Korean contemporary house has a type which is found only in few cultures, taking off or putting on the shoes. But the role of entrance hall is limited only for spatial transition isolated from the other parts of the house, and occupies little parts with almost same form.This small house project begins to transform a familiar entrance hall into a very unfamiliar and totally new one.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiThe long, slender shape with top lights is not familiar one as an entrance hall. The space, parallel to the front road, has 3 different corridors to the other parts of house : a living room, a kitchen/dining room, and upper floor. It makes the entrance hall always connected and avoided the isolation with other spaces. By being equipped with a wash room and a laundry space inside, it becomes always usable and approachable in everyday life not as merely transition space. Now the entrance hall has totally different status in this house in the sense of architecture and life both.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiArchitectural elements and formsUnlike first look of familiarity, more attention would reveal meaningful ideas in the sense of architectural forms.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiOnly by putting different elements to each, the two eaves of front north and garden faced south with same shape and size, gain totally different forms which carry architectural ideas. The eaves on front north, which are flying over a long, linear window, are supported one column which actually has no structural role, and only gives the sense of the stability. The sensation of weight by eaves is reduced to be floating in the air, and the non-load-bearing column seems like to take a load-bearing role. A contradiction in the structural sense occurs.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiSave this picture!DrawingSave this picture!© Jinbo ChoiThe other one on south is supported 8 wall-shaped columns (3 load-bearing, 5 non-load-bearing) which reduce the sense of opening in the south façade and take a role of sun shades. Structurally, the combination array of load-bearing and non-load-bearing columns reveals the structural ideas as it is and gives the house the look of structural authenticity.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiBy putting architectural elements in the different context, the ordinary architectural elements would have different significances in the sense of form.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiHeterogeneity of materials under coherenceThe use of the same originated materials (concrete) gives the look of oneness in appearance of the house : exterior walls with concrete bricks, the eaves and columns in exposed concrete. And the difference between these two materials gives the sensational pleasure of materiality of heterogeneity.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiThe interior space even with wood flooring and white paint gains its coherence with the exterior space in terms of materials by using concrete and terrazzo which shares same origin too. The sense of heterogeneity of material under coherent materiality is achieved.Save this picture!© Jinbo ChoiProject gallerySee allShow lessDerby House / Akin AtelierSelected Projects2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition -Blossom Pavilion / MAYU ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: NEEDS Architects, Wonder-Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Lead Architects: Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916346/soha-house-wonder-architects-plus-needs-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: E PLUS Window, Prime Korea, Sehwa Brick, Shinheung Stone, Shinwoo Tile and Ceramiclast_img read more

Two Turkish journalists get jail terms for solidarity campaign role

first_img Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF_en RSF_EECA Help by sharing this information News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News April 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP Receive email alerts to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the 18-month prison sentences that an Istanbul court passed today on two journalists, Ragıp Duran and Ayşe Düzkan, for taking part in a campaign of solidarity in 2016 with Özgür Gündem, a Kurdish newspaper that was the victim of judicial persecution.RSF, whose Turkey representative is being tried separately for participating in the same campaign, regards the sentences as motivated by a desire to intimidate Turkish civil society.“They haven’t shown enough remorse,” the court said today, explaining the sentences passed on Duran and Düzkan. These two journalists were among a total of 56 civil society figures who took turns in acting symbolically as Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” from May to August 2016 in a show of support for the principle of media pluralism. The authorities ended up shutting the newspaper down.Duran and Düzkan were convicted of “propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organization,” namely the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), because of columns that were published in the newspaper while they were its symbolic editors.Also on trial in the same case were the two journalists who wrote the offending columns, Mehmet Ali Çelebi and Hüseyin Bektaş, and the newspaper’s “real” editor, Hüseyin Aykol. Çelebi and Bektaş were also given 18-month jail terms today, while Aykol was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison on the grounds of prior convictions.Although represented by their lawyers, none of the five journalists attended the hearing and they will not have to go to prison before their appeals are heard, which could take several months.“The aim of the Özgür Gündem solidarity campaign was to defend media freedom and pluralism,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Treating its participants as criminals is designed solely to intimidate Turkish civil society at a time when the need for action is greater than ever. We call on the courts to overturn all the convictions in connection with this campaign and to abandon the prosecutions still pending.”Those still being prosecuted for their role in the campaign include RSF’s Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, who is being tried with Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the head of the Turkey Human Rights Foundation (TIHV), and the writer Ahmet Nesin. These three are the only ones to have been placed in pre-trial detention for their part in the campaign. That was in June 2016, when they were held for ten days.They are facing up to 14 and a half years in prison on charges of PKK propaganda, condoning criminal activity and inciting criminal activity. Their trial will resume on 18 April before the same court that sentenced Duran and Düzkan today.According to the Bianet news websites, 20 journalists, writers and intellectual have so far been convicted in connection with this campaign. Most of them have been given fines or suspended prison sentences. Until now, only two, Murat Çelikkan and İmam Canpolat, had been given actual jail sentences.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists detained. News April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field WomenJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe January 16, 2018 Two Turkish journalists get jail terms for solidarity campaign role Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawlast_img read more

Ridgecrest Earthquakes May Have Caused ‘Slight’ Increase in Chance of Quake on San Andreas Fault: Experts

first_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Public Safety Ridgecrest Earthquakes May Have Caused ‘Slight’ Increase in Chance of Quake on San Andreas Fault: Experts By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 | 2:46 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy A USGS Earthquake Science Center Mobile Laser Scanning truck scans the surface rupture near the zone of maximum surface displacement of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck the Ridgecrest area. Credit: USGS / Ben BrooksResponding to a recently published study pointing toward increased earthquake risk on the San Andreas fault due to last year’s powerful earthquakes in Ridgecrest, Pasadena’s longtime resident seismological sage said the research is interesting, but unproven, and indicated only a slight potential for increased risk.The study, published Monday in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, indicated that the powerful shaking in Ridgrecrest in July of last year could increase the chance of a 7.5-magnitude or greater temblor on the Garlock fault to 2.3%, or 100 times more likely than previously estimated at .023%, the Los Angeles Times reported.Study authors determined an earthquake on the Garlock fault could, in turn, increase the likelihood of a large earthquake on the San Andreas fault to1.15%, which is 3 times higher than previous estimate of .35%, according to the Times.The damaging 7.1 magnitude Ridgecrest earthquake on July 5, 2019, was preceded by a 6.4-magnitude foreshock on July 4, 2019, as well as aftershocks as strong as magnitude 5.4 in the hours after the main earthquake.Renowned seismologist Lucy Jones, who headed the U.S. Geological Survey’s operations at Caltech for years before entering semi-retirement and writing a book on earthquakes, took to Twitter to chime in on the study and place the findings into “context.”“The chance of a San Andreas quake is up slightly, IF a Garlock quake happens because of Ridgecrest, and IF this model is correct. It’s elegant, but assumes a reason for quake triggering that is not consensus.”Nonetheless, the looming threat of a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault is always a very real and unpredictable possibility, she said.“The possibility of a San Andreas quake AT ANY TIME should already be part of your planning or you shouldn’t be in California,” Jones wrote.center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribelast_img read more

Dinny McGinley says John McNulty could be the person to succeed him

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter News By News Highland – October 10, 2014 Twitter Google+ Fine Gael’s John McNultyOutgoing Donegal South-West Deputy Dinny McGinley has said that John McNulty is the right man to succeed him.Deputy McGinley announced earlier this year that he will not run in the next General Election.John McNulty will find out later today if he has been successful in the Seanad by-election.Win or lose today, Mr McNulty is expected to succeed Dinny McGinley and run in the next General Election.Deputy McGinley says he could be the right man to take his place:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/dinfri.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dinny McGinley says John McNulty could be the person to succeed him Pinterestcenter_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleLydon: I have no interest in revisiting my past with musicalNext articleOwner of high end cars in Co Donegal urged to be vigilant News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

NYPD ‘unraveling’ mysterious deaths of Saudi sisters found bound with tape in New York City’s Hudson River

first_imgNew York Police Department(NEW YORK) — New York City detectives have conducted various interviews in Virginia where two sisters from Saudi Arabia were living before their bodies, bound together with duct tape, were found floating along the Hudson River last week.Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea of the New York City Police Department said those interviews are “unraveling” what was going on in Tala and Rotana Farea’s lives before their mysterious deaths.“I think we’ve made significant progress in piecing together pieces of this puzzle to find out what happened,” Shea said at a press conference Wednesday morning, noting that detectives have already spoken to family members and other associates of the sisters to learn more about them.“Those interviews are really unraveling in some way a piece of the puzzle of behind the scenes,” Shea added. “There is still work to do.”Shea released new images of the Farea sisters, which he said were obtained with the cooperation of the family.The medical examiner’s office will determine the causes of death as the investigation continues.A passerby alerted authorities after spotting the bodies in the Hudson River off of Manhattan’s Upper West Side on the afternoon of Oct. 24.The women were found lying on rocks near the river, fully-clothed, both wearing black jackets with fur trim and black leggings. There were no obvious signs of trauma, police said.The bodies are believed to have washed ashore with the tide and stayed when the tide went out, police said.On Saturday, police identified the bodies as those of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, sisters who had previously been living in Fairfax, Va.The younger sister, Tala, had been reported missing on Aug. 24, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.The Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in New York confirmed in a statement Tuesday that the Farea sisters were students accompanying their brother in Washington, D.C.The consulate said it has “appointed an attorney to follow the case closely,” and that authorities “are following closely and constantly for details on the case including the forensic reports showing the causes of death which have not yet been finalized and is still under investigation.”Anyone with information about the Farea sisters is urged to call the New York City Police Department’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Marin lifts S. Utah past Sacramento St. 74-49

first_imgJanuary 18, 2020 /Sports News – Local Marin lifts S. Utah past Sacramento St. 74-49 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan scored 19 points and Southern Utah romped past Sacramento State 74-49.Dre Marin added 17 points and John Knight III 13 for the Thunderbirds.Osi Nwachukwu had 13 points for the Hornets and Joshua Patton added 12.Southern Utah held the Hornets to 17% shooting in the first half to take a 33-18 lead. Associated Press Written by Tags: Big Sky/Dre Marin/SUU Thunderbirds Basketballlast_img read more

Jackson Kelly PLLC Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America For 2017

first_imgJackson Kelly PLLC Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America For 2017CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Aug. 18, 2016) — Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that 67 of the firm’s lawyers were recently named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Lawyers from across the firm’s twelve offices were honored in the publication.In addition, 10 Jackson Kelly PLLC lawyers were named as Best Lawyers’ 2017 Lawyers of the Year. Only a single lawyer in each area of practice in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Those who received this honor are: Mark W. Bernlohr (Litigation – Construction), Laura E. Beverage (Energy Law), Marcia Allen Broughton (Trusts and Estates), Robert F. Duncan (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants), Lucinda L. Fluharty (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers), Samme L. Gee (Public Finance Law), Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. (Health Care Law), Charles W. Loeb, Jr. (Corporate Law), John Philip Melick (Administrative / Regulatory Law), and R. Henry Moore (Mining Law).First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. Leading attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the methodology used by Best Lawyers and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered an honor. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.AKRON, OH–Mark W. Bernlohr (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction)BRIDGEPORT, WV–Marcia Allen Broughton (Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)CHARLESTON, WV–Robby J. Aliff (Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)–David A. Barnette (Information Technology Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property)–Christina T. Brumley (Energy Law)–Christopher L. Callas (Energy Law)–Gretchen M. Callas (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants)–Ellen S. Cappellanti (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law)–Michael T. Cimino (Mining Law; Natural Resources Law)–Stephen R. Crislip (Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–William F. Dobbs, Jr. (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Mergers and Acquisitions Law)–Charles D. Dunbar (Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Litigation – Banking and Finance)–A. L. Emch (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–Michael M. Fisher (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)–Michael D. Foster (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law)–Samme L. Gee (Corporate Law; Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law)–Gary W. Hart (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)–M. Shane Harvey (Environmental Law; Mining Law)–Timothy E. Huffman (Administrative / Regulatory Law; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)–Thomas J. Hurney, Jr. (Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–Barbara D. Little (Environmental Law)–Charles W. Loeb, Jr. (Corporate Law; Energy Law; Mining Law)–Elizabeth Osenton Lord (Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation)–Erin E. Magee (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)–John A. Mairs (Tax Law)–J. Rudy Martin (Arbitration; Insurance Law; International Arbitration – Commercial; International Arbitration – Governmental; Mediation; Reinsurance Law)–Jill McIntyre (Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–Robert G. McLusky (Energy Law; Litigation – Environmental; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law)–John Philip Melick (Administrative / Regulatory Law)–Laurie K. Miller (Health Care Law; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)–Ann B. Rembrandt (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)–Al F. Sebok (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Mining Law)–James R. Snyder (Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Mining Law)–Louis S. Southworth II (Corporate Law; Government Relations Practice; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law)–Brian R. Swiger (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–Pamela Dawn Tarr (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–Kenneth E. Tawney (Energy Law; Oil and Gas Law)–James W. Thomas (Health Care Law)–Robert G. Tweel (Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law)–Michael B. Victorson (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–Roger A. Wolfe (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management)CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN–Diana L. Wann (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)DENVER, CO–Laura E. Beverage (Energy Law; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law)–Christopher G. Peterson (Energy Law)–John S. Zakhem (Government Relations Practice)EVANSVILLE, IN–Marc D. Fine (Corporate Law)–Blair M. Gardner (Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Water Law)–James D. Johnson (Appellate Practice)–Timothy A. Klingler (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)–L. Montgomery Porter (Health Care Law)LEXINGTON, KY–Robert F. Duncan (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)–John W. Hays (Construction Law)–William A. Hoskins III (Health Care Law)–William S. Mattingly (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)–Kevin M. McGuire (Environmental Law)–Jeffrey J. Yost (Tax Law)MARTINSBURG, WV–Robert E. Glenn IV (Real Estate Law)–E. Leslie Hoffman (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)–William J. Powell (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)MORGANTOWN, WV–Seth P. Hayes (Commercial Litigation)–Stephen M. LaCagnin (Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)–George E. Roeder III (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)–Kathy L. Snyder (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)–Taunja Willis-Miller (Health Care Law; Public Finance Law)PITTSBURGH, PA–R. Henry Moore (Mining Law; Natural Resources Law)WHEELING, WV–Larry W. Blalock (Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)–Lucinda L. Fluharty (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)FOOTNOTES:  The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for that particular location and specialty.Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm with more than 175 attorneys located in twelve offices throughout Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Focusing on clients’ industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law. The Firm’s clients and peers recognize its commitment to providing superior client service as Jackson Kelly has repeatedly been selected as a Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies in the U.S. and is regularly named to BTI’s Client Service A-Team.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

LETTERS

first_imgTraining continuesGill Brooks Lonican, chief executive of the National Association of Master Bakers (NA)After reading the letter from Elaine Ead (February 9, pg 6) I feel the need to correct a number of inaccuracies.Her comments on the article ’NA takes tough decision to close training section’ (26 January) are somewhat selective.The main omission being that the NA is meeting with a professional company with a view to continuing training for members. The company has indicated that it would wish to retain some of our assessors.Elaine also said that we are losing “the only area to make money”. However, training has made considerable losses for the last seven years, so the NA can hardly be accused of wishing to make “huge  profits from it”. It never has and never will be expected to make profit, just not to continue making huge losses.I was pleased not to have increased subscription costs this year. The decision made by the board was a balanced one for the whole of the membership and had to take into account the 800-plus members who do not use training, as well as the 45 members who do.Yes, Elaine is one of the few who pays for training, as she falls outside the government funding criteria. For everyone else it was and is free.This year it was agreed to charge £150 for the paperwork involved in taking on a trainee and this was taken into account when projecting future losses.I will repeat what I have told all members who have learners – the NA guarantees ALL Learners will obtain their qualification AND is committed to finding a solution to the mismanaged training section.BOARD WAS RIGHT Graham Ryder, Peter’s theThe NA board has made the right decision to close the training section. The training section has lost the NA in excess of £250,000. I believe the majority of the membership who do not use the training facility would be quite happy for it to at least break even. But how can anyone in business justify such huge losses?The board is charged with running our association and that does not mean losing all our subscriptions for the minority who use the training, which I understand is less than 5%.Mrs Ead makes the point (9 February, pg 6) that she provides accommodation for her assessor, but not all businesses who use the training can do this. In the accounts of the training company for previous years one of the biggest costs is the assessors’ expenses.Those who attended the last AGM will be aware that redundancies have taken place at head office in an attempt to cut costs, but what is the point of this if all those savings are squandered? I would be interested to see how the training section can make a profit and look forward to Mrs Ead’s suggestions at the next AGM in Harrogate.We all want what is best for our association but, ultimately, it is the board’s decision. Members can, of course, stand as directors if they feel the board should not be taking these sorts of decisions. I am sure the board would welcome input.losses Had to stopTony Phillips, Janes Pantry and NA board member, GloucestershireElaine Ead’s letter about the closure of the training arm of the NA contains many false assumptions. Training has lost the NA well in excess of £250,000. It has been one of the reasons subscriptions have had to rise each year.Had Anglo Welsh, the previous training arm of the NA not been closed down it would have bankrupted the association. When training was taken in-house, it continued to lose money – some £20,000 this year – and this for a service that is used by less than 5% of members.Does Mrs Ead expect the 95% of members not using it to subsidise the 5% that do? No one has ever talked about making huge profits, only not losing money. From day one, it has consistently lost money. The word ’profits’ is a red herring.As for the comment, “Had the board considered the projected income before reaching a decision?”, does Mrs Ead really think all the members of the board are stupid? It was a unanimous decision, reached after great thought and debate.Gill Brooks Lonican is doing a superb job as chief executive of the NA, putting its finances into good order by reducing costs, bringing in monies owed and ensuring efficient administration.I am sorry if I have written in strong terms, but I am tired of some 40 members, out of the whole of the NA, trying to dictate to the majority.last_img read more

Planglow displays its natural talent

first_imgPlanglow has launched Natural Collection, a new range of 100% biodegradable packaging. The bio packaging has been designed in neutral earthy colours, so that it can accompany any existing brand logos or colours.Targeted at businesses that want to introduce eco-friendly packaging to their brand, the collection is made up of a 48-hour Peal & Seal Wedge, Baguette Bag, Tortilla Wrap Pack, Salad Packs and 24-hour sandwich wedge, and includes two matching Natural labels. Available in boxes of 500, the Tortilla Wrap Pack has a tuck-top and is suitable for 24-hour use. The Salad Packs are sold in boxes of 250.Natural Collection packaging is also compostable, and the clear window is made from polylactic acid (PLA) which is derived from cornstarch, and a new bio-compostable alternative to plastic. The packs contain an eco-friendly coating which is also 100% biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.[http://www.planglow.com]last_img read more

Caught in the Web

first_imgJesus appears on a naan bread (again)… http://bit.ly/5HEwH4 Yet more geeky Star Wars cake creativity… http://bit.ly/8IS04K How do you make a cake worthy of Elvis’ 75th birthday (he’s still alive, you know)? http://bit.ly/8B2Qk7 Can you really sell a cupcake for $10,000? Er, no… http://bit.ly/8431Vi Why we still want to eat a high-calorie pud after a meal… http://bit.ly/8sEAuk How tall is Britain’s biggest wedding cake? Is 9ft big enough for you? http://bit.ly/8NfmC9last_img read more