Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914733/panorama-apartment-fernanda-marques-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Area:  477 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fillippo Bamberghi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFernanda Marques Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGlassSão PauloPiscinaBrazilPublished on April 11, 2019Cite: “Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados” [Residência Panorama / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados] 11 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?全景之家,把泳池纳入收藏 / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2017 “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914733/panorama-apartment-fernanda-marques-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Save this picture!© Fillippo Bamberghi+ 28Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Artigiano, Galeria della Pietra, Grau, ICC Escadas, T2GSave this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingPartitionsFlorenseDividing Doors – PrismaDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The project arose from the owner’s aspiration to have a swimming pool in his apartment. A wish that was welcomed and taken on board by Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques, who decided to place it right in the living room, no less, so that in addition to enjoying it for leisure, it would create an element of tension, particularly strong and present.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fillippo Bamberghi“I designed the apartment for a couple with no children. The owner works in the financial market and is a keen art collector. He owns works by artists I greatly admire, such as Ernesto Neto, Edgard de Souza, Manoel Rio Branco, Zerbini, Tunga. The works speak directly to the issue of space – hence the importance of their placement in the project”, explains Fernanda.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiWith an area of 477 m², the apartment is split over two floors. On the lower level are the living-room, dining-room, and the kitchen. Upstairs are the master and guest bedrooms, a fitness room, an office and access to the swimming pool. A mezzanine links the floors between the master bedroom and the living room, as well as by the glass swimming-pool.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiGiven the main goal was to house all the client’s works of art harmoniously and with fluidity, and with a view to the collection’s future growth, minimalism – the style used by Fernanda Marques in most of her work, was an immediate choice. “I didn’t want the furniture to overwhelm the works of art, but rather to serve as support and counterpoint to them. This is the reason behind the preponderance of Brazilian designers and light colors”, she explains.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiThe lighting was also carefully designed to enhance the collection. On the lower floor, a gallery was created, where a single track-lighting rail houses several spots, with room for more as the collection evolves. At the far end the water from the pool, as though crystallized, reigns absolute.Save this picture!© Fillippo Bamberghi”Building the pool structure was the most challenging aspect in the project. To achieve the result very thick, imported glass was used and specialized labor required to install it. Looking back, I think it was well worth it. Neither the owners nor I can imagine the apartment without it. To a certain extent, I think I ended up providing the home with another work of art”, she sums up.Save this picture!© Fillippo BamberghiProject gallerySee allShow lessMatanzas House / Z arquitectosSelected ProjectsInternational competition for preparation of preliminary urban and architectural dev…Ideas Share Houses Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Brazil Year:  Panorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSavePanorama House / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951392/private-residence-no-3-flxbl-design-consultancy Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeFLXBL Design ConsultancyOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAhmedabadOn FacebookIndiaPublished on November 15, 2020Cite: “Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy” 14 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Harsh Pandya, Umang ShahProject Lead:Cunal ParmarProject Team:Lalit Panchal, Shail Patel, Shubham Rai, Urvil PatelCity:AhmedabadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Harsh PandyaRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Private Residence No.3 is designed as volumes organized around perpendicular spines. This mass has been set in a garden with densely landscaped edges that have been raised to give the sense of being in a bowl of lush landscape. The parking court connects to an enclosed entry court through which one enters the house. The temple and lift are located to one side of the entrance lobby that continues as a circulation spine terminating at the vestibule to the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Umang ShahSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Harsh PandyaThe living and dining area form the perpendicular axis, visually connecting the front lawn and backyard. The warm wood cladding on the walls of this space contrasting with the stark whiteness of the surrounding spaces which are tied together by the grey flooring used through the house. The windows of the double-height living space frame views of the front garden and the sky. The material palette continues in the kitchen where warm wood under counter units contrast with the stark white surfaces and grey floor.Save this picture!© Harsh PandyaA staircase adjacent to the dining area connects to the first floor where the master bedroom, another bedroom and a gym are organized around an entertainment area that looks into the double-height living space below. A landscaped balcony running along the front creates a shaded veranda below while modulating light the comes into the double-height living room and gym.  The façade of the house is articulated as a conversation between the starkness of concrete and the warmth of brick and wood that in turn engage with the voids and openings in the cuboidal mass in a manner that protects the interiors from the harshness of the exterior spaces while allowing them to engage with the landscape outside. Save this picture!© Harsh PandyaProject gallerySee allShow lessAlembic Real Estate and Paushak Workspace / The CrossboundariesSelected ProjectsMulti Traffic Point Hoorn / WRK ArchitectenSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Ahmedabad, India Save this picture!© Harsh Pandya+ 28Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951392/private-residence-no-3-flxbl-design-consultancy Clipboard “COPY” Houses Photographs Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design ConsultancySave this projectSavePrivate Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy Projects Private Residence No. 3 / FLXBL Design Consultancy Architects: FLXBL Design Consultancy Area Area of this architecture project India “COPY” ArchDaily 2019last_img read more

Comet chooses BHF as its charity of the year

first_img  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comet chooses BHF as its charity of the year Electrical retailer Comet has chosen the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as its new charity partner for 2005/2006.The partnership will begin in February 2005 and run for at least 18 months. The money raised by Comet’s employees at its 250 stores during the partnership will help fund BHF’s Heart Nurses who provide essential care for sufferers of heart disease in their own homes.The charity was chosen after feedback from staff members. Veronica McCarthy, Social Responsibility Manager for Comet, explained: “We put our shortlist of charities to the vote across the business and the consensus was an overwhelming and resounding ‘yes’ to the British Heart Foundation. Many of our colleagues will be able to relate to the charity’s work, through knowing a friend or family member who is a victim of heart disease. BHF has a lot of events already in its calendar for 2005 in which we can get involved.” Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 14 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

BT Comic Relief 2011

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Stories in a digital world

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Jonathan Waddingham, Product Manager at JustGiving, shares his ideas on digital storytelling at the #goodbites event on 7 June 2011. Note the example of childsi, and how they used various channels to raise funds for baby Joey, and use these channels to say thank you. Howard Lake | 7 June 2011 | News Stories in a digital world AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital 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

A year after Hurricane Maria, people say DECOLONIZE PUERTO RICO!

first_imgBuffalo, N.Y.A groundswell of resistance is surging against the colonial and U.S. imperialist oppression of Puerto Rico.  An International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico will be convened Oct. 27 in New York City at Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz. (puertoricotribunal.org) Among the distinguished participants will be Rafael Cancel Miranda, a Puerto Rican hero who, on March 1, 1954, along with Lolita Lebrón, Irving Flores and Andrés Figueroa Cordero, fired on the U.S. Congress to bring attention to the colonial status of Puerto Rico, which had just been made a U.S. commonwealth. (For more participants and sponsoring organizations, see the website.)Meanwhile, a Week of Action to defend Puerto Rico was held Sept. 20-27 (tinyurl.com/yba8zflo). This marked both the Sept. 20 first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic landfall on the island and the 150th anniversary of the first Puerto Rican uprising for independence, Grito de Lares, on Sept. 23. Here are some highlights of the week.In Boston, the one-year anniversary of Puerto Rico’s devastation by Hurricane Maria was marked by about 100 people gathered at Plaza Betances in Villa Victoria. At this historic site, the heart of the city’s Puerto Rican community, mass resistance in the late 1960s stopped the bulldozers of racist “urban renewal” and won community control of the neighborhood.The Sept. 20 rally was organized by Mijente and co-sponsored by organizations, including Raices Borinken Collective, Black Lives Matter Boston and United American Indians of New England.After an opening ceremony that included a Taíno blessing and stories and poems from community members, the demonstrators marched to the office of Seth Klarman, a hedge fund vulture who owns over $900 million in Puerto Rican debt.The marchers carried a coffin decorated with slogans calling for the cancellation of island’s debt. The coffin’s words also announced the true death toll of those who died in Puerto Rico during the hurricane — 4,645 people and still counting. Placing the coffin at the entrance to Klarman’s office, the protesters covered it with flowers to create a memorial.Jasmine Gomez of the Raices Borinken Collective spoke about the colonial policies of the U.S. that have led to such devastation and death on the island. Then demonstrators marched back to Villa Victoria, accompanied by Puerto Rican folk music, to hold a healing space and dance bomba.Over 100 people gathered Sept. 22 in Washington Square Park in downtown Rochester, N.Y., to commemorate the suffering of Puerto Rico during and after Hurricane Maria. A relatively large number of refugees from the hurricane have resettled with relatives in Rochester and continue to need support. Participants were asked to bring needed items to donate, and many did. The rally was organized by the Ibero-American Action League, Puerto Rico Unidos, the Rochester Latino Theater Company and the local Latinx radio station.Both local politicians and rally organizers spoke at the rally, as well as community organizers. Lydia Bayoneta from the International Action Center gave a very well-received talk on the history of Puerto Rico’s colonial past. Bayoneta invited participants to attend the Oct. 27 Tribunal.In Buffalo, N.Y., community activists joined with the Buffalo International Action Center on Sept. 20 in solidarity with Puerto Rican demands for independence and reparations.New York City saw a full week of activities in support of Puerto Rico. On Monday, Sept. 17, the monthly action at the United Nations for decolonization and independence for Puerto Rico was held; Workers World Party Secretariat member Teresa Gutierrez was one of the speakers. In June the U.N. Special Committee on Decolonization approved a draft resolution for the realization of the Puerto Rico people’s right to self-determination and independence.On Thursday, Sept. 20, an interfaith service, Boricuas Remember, was held at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, co-sponsored by Power4PuertoRico, New York Disaster Interfaith Services and the PR-NYC Long Term Recovery Group. As the crowd of 500 people left the church, many were very responsive to the call of organizers leaftleting outside to attend the Oct. 27 Tribunal and “put the U.S. on trial for 120 years of colonial crimes against Puerto Rico.” Many took Tribunal leaflets to distribute.Also on Sept. 20, labor unions rallied in strong support of Puerto Rico at historic Union Square on East 14th St., including members from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees DC 37, Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York, Service Employees 32BJ and more. Significant organized delegations, which also included executive board members, came from New York State Nurses Association, Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.NYSNA’s President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez traveled on one of the volunteer nurse response brigades to Puerto Rico after the storms. She spoke powerfully of her experience: “People told us of watching their abuela [grandmother] take her last breath because there was no power for oxygen or a nebulizer [breathing device]. Of burying loved ones quickly because there was nowhere to refrigerate the bodies and wait for a dignified funeral service. The neglect is just one chapter in the history of exploitation of Puerto Rico. The destruction by the storm became an excuse to privatize and impose austerity. These are crimes of the U.S. hedge funds, bondholders and the politicians they control.”Throughout the Week of Action in New York City, including a Sept. 23 rally on the 150th anniversary of the Grito de Lares, Worker World Party had an active presence with solidarity signs, Workers World/Mundo Obrero newspapers and Tribunal leaflets.At Chicago‘s Federal Plaza, 75 people came out Sept. 20 for a Day of Action for Puerto Rico: Rally against Austerity. The action was organized by Chicago Boricua Resistance, Chicago Teachers Union Latinx Caucus and Mijente.As part of the Week of Action against U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico, a march and rally took place in Los Angeles on Sept. 23, the Grito de Lares anniversary. The demonstration began at Hollywood and Vine with a brief rally, then continued with a march to Hollywood and Highland, where a final rally took place.The event featured cultural performances and food, several speakers and chants, including “Viva Puerto Rico Libre!” Convening organizations included Puerto Ricans In Action, SoCal for Puerto Rico, California for Progress, Assistance for the Resistance, Mijente and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Members of the International Action Center-Los Angeles attended the rally and march in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico.Speakers and performers included actress Victoria Ortiz, the Conga Poet Julio Rodriguez, Lawrence Reyes of Puerto Rican Alliance/National Young Lords, Britney Craig of Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles and Nicole Hernandez, co-founder of Puerto Ricans in Action.Demands called for during the demonstration were to cancel Puerto Rico’s debt, end the austerity imposed by U.S. banks, put in place a permanent waiver of the Jones Act (by which the U.S. restricts trade with Puerto Rico), recognize the Puerto Rican people’s right of self-determination and end U.S. colonial rule.In Oregon, the Portland branch of Workers World Party held a Decolonize Puerto Rico demonstration on Sept. 20. Two dozen local organizers and students gathered in front of the Federal Court House to protest the U.S. response to the hurricane that caused the suffering of millions of Puerto Ricans. One speaker quoted San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz who said that the U.S. response to the hurricane is genocide. With no effective aid from the U.S. colonizer, thousands of people died during and in the aftermath of the hurricane. Meanwhile U.S. corporate interests continued to build lavish international hotel chains and highrise condominiums to line the streets of resort beaches.Contributing to this article were Toni Arenstein, Sara Catallinoto, Gene Clancy, Ellie Dorritie, Lyn Neeley, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Jeff Sorel and Workers World Boston and Los Angeles bureaus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

International meeting in Italy denounces NATO

first_imgAnti-war organizations and individuals from Europe and Canada met in Florence, Italy, 600-strong, for a day-long conference on April 7 to discuss the current role of the NATO military bloc following the 70th anniversary of NATO’s creation under U.S. aegis. The following are the statement and the link to the petition, slightly edited by Workers World staff, of those meeting as they continue to work for their individual countries to exit from the pact. The petition is published in 14 languages at nowarnonato.blogspot.com. The risk of a vast war, which, with the use of nuclear weapons, could mean the end of humanity, is real and growing, even though it is not noticed by the general public, which is purposely kept ignorant of this imminent danger.A strong commitment to find a way out of the system driving toward war is of vital importance. This raises the question of the membership of Italy and other European countries in NATO.NATO is not an Alliance [of equals]. It is an organization under the command of the Pentagon, and its objective is the military control of both Western and Eastern Europe.U.S. bases in the member countries of NATO serve to occupy these countries by maintaining a permanent military presence that enables Washington to influence and control their policies and prevent genuine democratic choices.NATO is a war machine that operates in the interest of the United States, with the complicity of the major European power groups, which has made these groups guilty of crimes against humanity. NATO’s war of aggression in 1999 against Yugoslavia paved the way for the globalization of military interventions, with wars against Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and other countries, in complete violation of international law.These wars are financed by the member countries, whose military budgets are increasing continually, to the detriment of spending for social programs, in order to support colossal military programs like that of the U.S. nuclear program which costs $1.2 trillion.In violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty,  the USA is deploying nuclear weapons in five nonnuclear NATO states, under the false pretext of the ”Russian menace.” By doing so, they are risking the security of Europe.To exit the war system, which is causing more and more damage and exposing Europeans to increasing dangers, we must leave NATO, affirming our rights as sovereign and neutral States.In this way, it is possible to contribute to the dismantling of NATO and all other military alliances, to reconfigure the structures of the entire European region, and to form a multipolar world where it is possible to realize the aspirations of the people for liberty and social justice.We propose the creation of a NATO EXIT International Front in all the European member countries of NATO, by building an organizational network at a basic level strong enough to support the very difficult struggle needed to attain this objective, which is vital for our future.No War No NATO Committee/Global ResearchSign the petition to support No War No NATO at nowarnonato.blogspot.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s tennis picks up road win at Texas

first_imgFacebook Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt What we’re reading: Congress making moves printNo. 10 TCU downed No. 20 Texas (12-5, 0-1), 4-2, in the Big 12 Conference opener for both schools.TCU (14-3, 1-0) has now won six straight against ranked opponents and it began with earning the doubles point.The teams split the first two matches in doubles play, leaving it all to play for between TCU’s Alastair Gray and Trevor Johnson against Texas’ Adrian Ortiz and Christian Sigsgaard. Gray and Johnson escaped with a narrow victory, 7-6 (7-3) to give the Frogs the doubles point.“The doubles point is always nice to have. It was a great performance by our lefties at No. 1 and a clutch win by Alastair and Trevor,” head coach David Roditi said.The Frogs continued that momentum with No. 14 Alex Rybakov and Reese Stalder both picking up quick wins to singles play bring TCU’s lead to three.Texas responded by winning the next singles matches to close the gap to 3-2, but No. 74 Guillermo Nuñez beat No. 80 Harrison Scott, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) to clinch the Frogs’ eighth consecutive win.“I am so proud and pleased we were able to beat a team like Texas,” Roditi said. “It is so hard to come out on the good side of these matches and that is why I’m taking the time to enjoy it and be proud of our players.”Up Next:TCU welcomes No. 16 Oklahoma (16-2, 1-0) to town for their Big 12 Conference home opener Friday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. Twitter + posts TCU vs University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas on March 8, 2018. (Photo/Gregg Ellman ) Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Auten Linkedin Ben Auten is a junior sports broadcasting major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan; he especially loves college basketball, baseball, and soccer. Previous articleHoroscope April 8, 2018Next articleNo. 23 Baseball suffers second consecutive series defeat to Oklahoma Ben Auten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Linkedin Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ New medical school will not reserve seats for TCU students Center for International Studies creates new study abroad optionlast_img read more

Petitioners seeking council change plan final push

first_imgHome Local News Government Petitioners seeking council change plan final push WhatsApp Facebook Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Pinterest The chief organizer of the petition drive seeking to force a May election allowing Odessans to vote on a proposed restructuring of the Odessa City Council says he is confident supporters have already collected the minimum signatures needed. But plans still call for collecting more signatures in the coming weeks throughout the city.One reason is to provide a buffer to ensure they have enough signatures if any are deemed invalid, said Jim Rector, a council appointee on the planning and zoning commission and real estate developer who first proposed the changes to the council. Another reason, Rector said, is “people keep wanting to sign.”“You can see what the interest level is because we are already over what the absolute minimum is,” Rector said, adding that supporters were still individually verifying that signatories are registered voters. “And we did it in less than a month.”The proposed changes would create a seven-member board with a mayor who can vote on council business and a new seat for a council member elected at large. Today, Mayor David Turner can only vote in cases of a tie among the five other council members representing single-member districts.Proponents also launched a website this week with the name “Odessa Forward,” marketing a final push to collect the signatures in the week before the Super Bowl. It lists businesses where supporters can sign, including that of former District 2 Councilman Kirk Edwards.“We wanted to have one week, kind of like the early voting week, where everybody in Odessa knows there are areas for the final sign up period for this petition,” said Edwards, an oilman who owns Latigo Petroleum off University Boulevard. “And we will have businesses in every area of the city, in every City Council district, so everyone can be well represented that wants to sign the petition.”Edwards said he felt confident the petition would succeed, “but still we want everyone to get involved that thinks the current arrangement is a problem and go out and sign the petition at these local businesses the week before the Super Bowl.”A majority of the City Council opposes the election.Three members of the City Council — District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales, District 3 Councilwoman Barbara Graff and District 1 Councilman Malcolm Hamilton — combined in December to deny a request to call the May election. District 2 Councilman Dewey Bryant and District 4 Councilman Mike Gardner said they support the proposal to restructure the council.Rector said the restructuring proposal is not meant to break up the bloc on the City Council that denied the election and voted together on a series of other controversial issues, such as the firing of the city manager in September. And voters’ approval of the changes would not succeed in doing so before November, when Graff terms out.“We need those extra minds and thoughts,” Rector said. “What’s going on is bad, but really that doesn’t make a difference. We need more people with knowledge of the city and can vote for the city. Our council people right now are woefully short of their knowledge of the city.”State law requires local governmental bodies to call an election if five percent of voters sign a petition demanding one. Rector said updating records of registered voters show a successful petition would require nearly 2,300 voters in the Odessa, or about 200 fewer than they had anticipated. But the target remains much higher, organizers say.A group formed to oppose the proposal, Odessa Together, which includes members of minority voting rights groups, argues the new seven-member board would illegally dilute the strength of Hispanic voters. The group has also threatened to challenge the changes in court.Gonzales, who lent his support to the Odessa Together group, since distanced himself from that claim. But he argues the changes would unfairly favor Odessa’s east side, sentiments echoed by Graff and Hamilton last week at a contentious City Council meeting.Graff and Hamilton have also argued the restructured council would be discriminatory, with Hamilton calling the proposal racist.But organizers of the petition drive say a cross-section of Odessans from throughout the city have signed so far.“It’s a good representation of Odessa, from what I’ve seen,” said Chris Wray, an insurance agent who has collected signatures and helped organize the petition drive.More Information WhatsApp Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Twitter Here is a link to the new Odessa Forward website. By admin – January 17, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCatholic high school stakeholders review qualities of leaderNext articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 17 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Local NewsGovernment Petitioners seeking council change plan final push Twitter Fruit Salad to Die ForSouthern Style Potato SaladCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Pound struggles with crowding

first_img From left, Flora, a female Labrador and Roxy, a female German shepherd wait to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Pinterest WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Home Local News Pound struggles with crowding Shelter Director Maribel Vasquez visits with Serenity, a black cat waiting to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Simba is one of the cats waiting to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) From left, Athena, a female Blue lacy and Apollo, a male Boxer wait to be apopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Local News Pound struggles with crowding The total animals euthanized last year was also fewer than half what it was in 2011, before a series of reforms that included improvements in the way animals are cared for. But the recent increase, dovetailing with another oil boom, troubles Vasquez.“We try not to euthanize any animal that can be adoptable but right now we are getting so many animals in on a daily basis it’s just hard to keep up,” Vasquez said.Now, dogs and cats surrendered by their owners face the threat of being put down on the same day to avoid overcrowding. The amount of adoptions does not relieve the daily intake, which can be about 30 dogs a day. On Monday, Vasquez said two dozen cats were brought to the pound at once, and 20 were euthanized.She said some of the increase in euthanized animals can be explained by better screening practices that led to greater detection of animals brought in suffering from serious illnesses such as parvo.But Vasquez attributed the spike in animals brought to OAC from the city limits and Ector County to several factors. Others include more people moving to the area because of the oil boom and a tightening housing market. She cited irresponsible pet ownership, including backyard breeding and poor decisions not to spay and neuter pets.“It’s a community issue that we really need to start working on,” Vasquez said. “We need to change people’s mentality out here in Odessa that animals are not a source of income they are living beings.”OAC also struggles with a staffing shortage, she said, that limited the amount of adoption events they could put on in the city.Animal control once had such events about twice a month. Now they strive for once a month, she said, with an upcoming event at PetSmart on June 16.Statistics kept by OAC also show fewer animals taken in by rescue groups — 744 animals in 2017, compared to more than 1,200 animals in each of the two years prior.So far in 2018, OAC has euthanized 1,356 animals.The city needs a new or expanded animal control facility, said Veterinarian Dr. Henry Lide, the vice chair of the city’s Animal Control Advisory Committee and a member for about five years. He also said city policies are needed to ensure more pets are spayed and neutered and greater accountability for neglect or abandonment.“They just really don’t have enough room to handle the number of animals that are coming in on a daily basis and that’s not really going to change until you have spay and neuter laws or people wise up and say we don’t need to breed dogs,” Lide said.Greater spaying and neutering, Vasquez said, “would save us a lot of heartache.”In 2016, the Odessa City Council passed an animal control ordinance that created stiffer penalties for stray and neglected pets.But the City Council nixed provisions for mandatory spaying and neutering, along with a requirement for Odessans to get their animals microchipped. A majority of city leaders described those provisions, which advocates said would reduce the stray population and create tools for greater enforcement, as overly burdensome.More than a year later, OAC is regularly hitting its capacity for dogs of 150 established to prevent overcrowding. On Wednesday, there were 145 dogs at the facility.“This year we are still telling people that if you owner surrender your animal, we are not guaranteeing that the animal will make it through the end of the day,” Vasquez said. “And people are still leaving them behind. It is very sad that these poor animals have to die because their owners didn’t care enough.” Pinterest From left, Flora, a female Labrador and Roxy, a female German shepherd wait to be adopted. Cats and dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Animal Shelter of the Odessa Police Department Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) WhatsApp Amid reforms at Odessa Animal Control and an oil bust, officials in charge of stray and unwanted animals touted a hard-won success by the beginning of 2017: The pound had not euthanized an animal fit for adoption for more than two years.But that’s no longer the case, as OAC struggles to avoid crowding as the amount of dogs and cats it takes in rises — a problem that becomes worse during summer months, OAC Manager Maribel Vasquez said.Overall, OAC reported euthanizing 4,003 animals in 2017, a more than 63 percent increase from the year prior.That figure includes animals euthanized deemed too vicious or ill to put up for adoption, along with animals put down in the field because they are gravely injured. Twitter Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Mexican immigrants raise a valedictorianNext articleSULLUM: An overdose is not murder admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From left, Savana and Lilly, both female Labrador mixes wait to be adopted. 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