Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects

first_imgManufacturers: Kartell, Beeline design, Milli, Nest Workshop, Olnee Rammed Earth Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSavePavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects Projects Australia Photographs Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915609/pavilion-between-trees-house-branch-studio-architects Clipboard Architects: Branch Studio Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915609/pavilion-between-trees-house-branch-studio-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBranch Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBalnarringAustraliaPublished on April 23, 2019Cite: “Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects” 23 Apr 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 Houses Builder: “COPY” Photographs:  Peter Clarke Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Pavilion Between Trees / Branch Studio Architects “COPY” ArchDaily Structural Engineer:WSP Consulting EngineersProject Team:Nicholas Russo, Simon Dinh, Rowena HenryCity:BalnarringCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter ClarkeRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. When presented with the opportunity to design this small addition to an existing residence, it was exciting to discover a number of established and significant trees sporadically arranged across the proposed site immediately to the west of the existing building. The brief for a new master-suite consisting of a bedroom, an ensuite and incorporated robes/ancillary spaces also asked for a strong connection to the landscape and the contextual surrounds of the various garden areas. It was resolved early on that the trees on the site would not make way for the new building – and in fact, the concept would explore the opposite – as a more meaningful connection with the landscape could be achieved with the building giving way to, and interacting with, the trees. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeSave this picture!Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe result of this approach is a slender form to fit between the existing trees linking the three distinct programmatic areas in a linear fashion and arranged with an overall modernist logic & aesthetic. Starting as a simple rectangle, the plan evolved through a series of restrained but deliberate formal gestures to directly reference the existing context. A small gouge was made, creating a courtyard space to house an existing silver birch tree to the south. This courtyard acts as the threshold between the bathroom areas and the rest of the pavilion providing separation between the ensuite and the main bedroom spaces. External and internal seating is arranged around the courtyard providing opportunities for contemplation, rest and relaxation. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe other formal interventions consist of two extruded window boxes that are pulled out to directly interact with the existing trees adjacent, and, the angular slice to the end of the pavilion to orientate the space towards a view corridor through existing vegetation, towards the setting sun to the west. Entry to the pavilion is provided via the extension of an exiting central corridor from the main house. This central ‘boardwalk’ splits the ensuite areas into two distinct spaces before peeling away into two circulation paths around a central arrangement of joinery dividing and defining the robes. As the spaces unfold the floor level rises gradually (to about 1m above ground level) via a series of platforms that subtly ascend and divide the spaces across the length of the building. With the rise of the building, each programme internally possesses a different relationship with the garden context.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe external material palette of charcoal rammed earth, timber, steel, and glass is purposefully natural and raw in response to the rural context, designed to weather and patina naturally, the building will continue to embed itself into its surrounds over time. Internally the materials are of a similar aesthetic although the detailing is treated with a preciousness which gives the unpretentious materiality a sense of finery. Charcoal rammed earth, timber and honed bluestone are the predominant internal materials with concrete and steel also used for some of the joineries. Brass trims accentuate material junctions, celebrating these intersections and expressing the construction methodologies. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeCreating the right atmosphere was a major focus internally. Given that bedroom areas are habited predominantly at the beginning and end of each day, it was important to adequately capture the moods of these times (waking-up/unwinding, washing, and dressing) within the space. This master- suite pavilion aims to provide its occupants with space away from the influences of excessive artificial light and create a more natural atmosphere in which to begin and end the day. This is achieved through the use of indirect lighting, which ensures that the rooms are not overlit, and thus provides the apparent quietness and intimacy appropriate for such spaces. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeProject gallerySee allShow lessSchool Merlijn / LOW ArchitectenSelected ProjectsThe American University in Dubai Celebrates the Work of Students at the Yearly Archi…Articles Share Martin Builders Save this picture!© Peter Clarke+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  2017 CopyHouses•Balnarring, Australialast_img read more

US community fundraising has more in common with Latin America than Europe

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding National Fundraising Convention Community fundraising and philanthropy in the USA has “more in common with new ideas coming out of emerging markets” than it does with the United Kingdom and Europe.Speaking at a session on global fundraising perspectives at the IoF National Convention, Andrew Watt, CEO and president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals  (AFP), said that communities in the US were solving their problems the same way impoverished communities do in Latin America and Asia. But they did not rely on traditional fundraising.Andrew Watt[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]’If we want to look for entrepreneurship and innovation in fundraising, we have to look at emerging markets'[/quote]“Ten years ago I would have looked at the US and seen huge markets and so thought scale and professionalism were most important,” said Watt, who moved to the AFP in 2005 from the Institute of Fundraising, where he was deputy CEO. “But if we want to look for entrepreneurship and innovation, we have to look at emerging markets.”Europeans take state-funded health, social welfare and education for granted, Watt said. But in places such as the favelas in Brazil, communities had to solve themselves the problems Europeans could rely on their government to fix. Watt said this was the situation that now affected industrial cities such as and Flint, in Michigan, where the APF has been assisting philanthropists to reach the community directly.“What I see in the places like Flint and the favelas are groups of people who see a need and a way to meet it. The community groups in Flint are looking to the favelas for their fundraising inspiration.” Howard Lake | 16 July 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US community fundraising has more in common with Latin America than Europecenter_img Image: Brazilian bank notes by Cifotart on Shutterstock.com  53 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment in Latest Purdue Ag Barometer

first_img COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment in Latest Purdue Ag Barometer Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment in Latest Purdue Ag Barometer Previous articleAmerican Dairy Association Indiana Announces Winners of ‘Hoosier Heroes’ CampaignNext articleHog Farmers Losing Money on Every Hog They Sell Eric Pfeiffer Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 7 points from April to a reading of 103, but it remained nearly 40 percent below its all-time high of 168 set in February 2020. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on responses from 400 U.S. agricultural producers and this month’s survey was conducted between May 18-22.The Index of Current Conditions improved in May, up 11 points from April to a reading of 83, as did the Index of Future Expectations, up 4 points to a reading of 112. In May, farmers were also somewhat more inclined to think now is a good time to make large investments in their farming operations. The Farm Capital Investment Index rose to a reading of 50 compared to just 38 a month earlier. While collectively all three of these indices improved in May, each was down more than 30 percent compared to February 2020, before coronavirus impacted markets.“This month’s survey was conducted the same week that USDA announced the details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) so awareness of that program’s details could be one of the key reasons for this month’s barometer improvement,” said James Mintert, the barometer’s principal investigator and director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “Yet some farmers remain worried about their bottom line and are still looking for options to alleviate those concerns.”In the May survey, more than 70 percent of respondents indicated they were “very worried” (34 percent) or “fairly worried” (37 percent) about the impact of coronavirus on their farm’s profitability, up from 67 percent in April. Their two biggest concerns were market access (42 percent) and financial (39 percent), with health and safety (11 percent) coming in third. Providing further evidence of their financial concerns, two-thirds of farmers surveyed indicated they think it will be necessary for Congress to pass another bill to provide more economic assistance to U.S. farmers.When asked about expectations for their financial position over the next 12 months, over 60 percent said they expect farmers’ equity positions to decline over the next year, up sharply compared to 28 percent of farmers who felt that way in February 2020. Meanwhile, over 25 percent of farmers surveyed who rent farmland said they expect to ask their landlords to lower their cash rental payments in 2021 as a result of COVID-19. Mintert suggested this could lead to downward pressure on cash rental rates next year.Read the full Ag Economy Barometer report at https://purdue.ag/agbarometer. This month’s report includes insight into producers concerns over the ethanol demand and expectations for farmland values. The site also offers additional resources – such as past reports, charts and survey methodology – and a form to sign up for monthly barometer email updates and webinars. Each month, the Purdue Center for Commercial Agricultural provides a short video analysis of the barometer results, available at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 2, 2020 last_img read more

Jazzman Kamasi Washington to Play Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church

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Pasadena Poised to Move Into ‘Red Tier’ Under State COVID-19 Framework

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Officials in Pasadena and throughout Los Angeles County were preparing Monday for the anticipated easing of COVID-19 restrictions as early as next week as the region moves out of the most restrictive purple tier of the state’s COVID-19 framework and into the second-strictest red tier.Cases remained low in Pasadena, where 10 new infections and no new deaths were reported Monday, according to city data. The new infections raised the citywide total to 10,993, with the death toll at 320.Huntington Hospital reported treating 35 COVID-19 patients, with six of them being treated in intensive care units.At the county level, public health officials reported 880 new infections and 13 additional deaths, but reminded the public that reporting figures over the weekend are often underrepresented. All told, L.A. County has recorded 1,204,018 cases of COVID-19 and 22,041 fatalities.“The county has returned to daily case numbers that are at pre-surge levels,” the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. “The seven-day average number of daily cases by episode date has continued to decrease, and as of February 28 is 700.”The continued decrease in new infections, coupled with a change in policy put in place by state health officials, could mean L.A. County could emerge from the “purple tier” under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” as early as next week.Once a region has distributed at least 2 million doses of vaccine to “communities with the lowest score in the Healthy Places Index,” the standard for moving from the purple tier to the ted tier will be raised from seven new infections per 100,000 people to 10, county officials said.“The state anticipates administering 2 million doses to residents in hard-hit communities by the end of the week,” according to the county statement.The county’s case rate was already below 10 cases per 100,000 residents as of last week, officials added.“If this week’s adjusted case rate remains below 10 new cases per 100,000 people, our understanding is that within 48 hours of the state announcing the vaccine trigger has been met, Los Angeles County, along with other counties with qualifying case rates, would move into the red tier,” the statement said. “We will be working with the Board of Supervisors and our sector partners to prepare appropriate modifications to the Health Officer Order reflecting the County’s move to the red tier.”Monday’s daily test positivity rate in L.A. County was recorded at 2%.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said there was cause for encouragement, but not for complacency.“We are at a point in the pandemic where we have a great deal of optimism. We are making progress on vaccinating our residents, cases, hospitalizations and deaths are decreasing, and we are likely moving into a less restrictive tier,” Ferrer said.“In order for us to maintain progress, we will need to continue making slowing transmission a central part of our day-to-day lives. That means choosing not to travel and choosing not to gather with large numbers of people we do not live with,” according to Ferrer. “It also means wearing a mask and keeping distance whenever we are outside of our home and around others. Let’s please keep this positive momentum going so all of our children can return to school as safely as possible and we can continue to prevent illness and save lives.”The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention updated mask guidance on Monday for people who have been “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, according to city spokesperson Lisa Derderian.“The CDC announced guidelines that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people in small groups without wearing masks or practicing physical distancing,” she said.“Fully vaccinated means they have received the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than two weeks prior, or received a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior,” Derderian added.“Fully vaccinated people can also visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing,” she said.“Fully vaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance in public,” she said. “They should mask, physically distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting unvaccinated people at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease, and when around unvaccinated people from multiple households. Fully vaccinated people should also avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings.”Since people under 16 are not currently eligible to be vaccinated, Derderian said it was recommended that vaccinated family members of children in that age group continue to wear masks while around othersAt the state level, officials reported 3,258 new COVID-19 infections and 100 additional deaths on Monday, raising the state’s totals to 3,504,652 cases of the virus and 54,224 fatalities.The statewide average positivity rate over the prior two weeks declined to 2.2%, which was the lowest rate measured since records began being kept in April, according to California Department of Public Health records.As of Monday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s total COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s deaths. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Business Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena Poised to Move Into ‘Red Tier’ Under State COVID-19 Framework New infections remain at pre-surge levels in Pasadena, SoCal By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, March 8, 2021 | 5:45 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. 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Can Consumers Fulfill Their Debt Obligations?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Can Consumers Fulfill Their Debt Obligations? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Consumers expectations of home price growth cooled slightly in June while the percentage of consumers who think credit will become easier to access over the next year declined, according to the July 2018 Survey of Consumer Expectations, released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.After climbing to a recent survey high of 3.9 percent in June, the median home price change expectation declined to 3.7 percent. The dip in July still leaves the number elevated from its trailing 12-month average, which is 3.4 percent. When it comes to credit access, the Federal Reserve said, “Perceptions of credit access compared to a year ago improved slightly, while expectations for year-ahead credit availability deteriorated, with a slightly smaller proportion expecting improving conditions.” In July, 19.65 percent of consumers surveyed said they believe it will be easier to gain access to credit in a year, while 30.53 percent said it will be harder. In June, 21.69 percent of respondents said they thought it would be easier to access credit a year down the road, while 30.62 percent said it would be harder. The percentage of consumers who said credit is easier to access today than a year ago in July was 23.68 percent, compared to 23.58 percent in June. The percentage who said it is now harder to obtain access to credit dipped from 27.96 percent in June to 27.13 percent in July. Expectations of household income growth rose just slightly in July, while expectations of earnings a year from now decreased over the month. Median household income growth is expected to be around 2.8 percent, according to the July survey, up 0.1 percentage points from a month earlier. Consumers expect earnings growth one year into the future to be about 2.4 percent as of July, down from 2.7 percent expected in the June survey. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York pointed out that this puts the percentage just below “its 2.5 percent -2.7 percent range since November 2017,” adding that, “The decline was broad-based across income groups, but largest among younger (below age 40) respondents.” When it comes to paying off debts, consumer optimism increased in July. Consumers believe the probability they will miss a minimum debt payment sometime in the next three months is about 11.8 percent, down from 12.4 percent in June. Since the start of the survey in June 2013, the lowest perceived probability of missing an upcoming debt payment has been 10.7 percent, while the highest was 17.2 percent. July’s number sits near the lower end of this spectrum. Consumers are continuing to expect increases in taxes with the median expectations of year-ahead changes in taxes, assuming the same income level, reaching 2.2 percent in July after rising steadily since February when it reached a low of 1.5 percent. Consumers expect to spend a little less moving forward in July than they reported expecting to spend in the June survey. Median household spending growth is expected at 3.2 percent, down from 3.3 percent a month earlier but still a little stronger than its 12-month trailing average of 3 percent. Also notable in the Fed survey, the share of consumers who expect stock prices to be higher 12 months in the future fell to its lowest level since October 2016, reaching 40.3 percent in July. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Top 10 Cities for Retirement Next: Why Is Mortgage Default Risk Rising? About Author: Krista Franks Brock in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Newscenter_img Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 14, 2018 1,482 Views consumers credit debt Home Prices Homes HOUSING loans New York Fed 2018-08-14 Krista Franks Brock The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: consumers credit debt Home Prices Homes HOUSING loans New York Fed Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Can Consumers Fulfill Their Debt Obligations? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Postlast_img read more

MEP calls for major government effort to secure HGV border tax exemption

first_img Twitter MEP calls for major government effort to secure HGV border tax exemption Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest News WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleFianna Fail Ard Fheis passes two significant Donegal North East motionsNext articleHorgan plays down five nil Cobh win News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A Northwest MEP is calling on the government to instigate a significant effort to have Northern Ireland exempt from the new HGV tax.The UK tax, which will see hauliers crossing from the south into Northern Ireland charged £10, comes into effect from April.Some Donegal Hauliers says they will be forced to move their businesses to Northern Ireland as a result.MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher says the government must do more to seek an exemption for the North particularly as southern money is being spent on roads there:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/patsatCOPE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – March 22, 2014 last_img read more

Over €100,000 allocated to sports groups across Donegal

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Over €100,000 allocated to sports groups across Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Over €100,000 has been allocated to sports groups across Donegal.The funding for Local Sports Partnerships will go towards promoting sport and physical activity among people with disabilities, disadvantaged communities and people who are educationally disadvantaged.Meanwhile, Scoil Naomh Padraig in Drumfires has secured funding for new special needs classrooms from the Department of Education.€40,000 of funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund will be channelled through Local Sports Partnerships into specialist sports hubs in Stranorlar, Killybegs, Ballyshannon and €20,000 for Maghery.€15,000 has been earmarked to support people who volunteer in disadvantaged communities or help people with disabilities to coach, referee or work as a community leader.Finally, €30,000 will provide for people from disadvantaged communities through Urban Outdoor Adventure Hubs.Meanhwile, two new Special Education classrooms are to be built at Scoil Naomh Padraig, Drumfires by funding allocated by the Department of Education under the Additional Accomodation programme. Homepage BannerNews Previous article€500,000 in extra funding announced for WDCNext articleMLA hits out at major cake bill by civil servants News Highland By News Highland – December 11, 2018 last_img read more

Buffets back? Not quite yet, say local restaurant owners

first_img Print Article Come experience ‘Art by the Tracks’ With the ringing of the school bells, comes additional opportunities for learning, exploration and creativity. And, there’s no better place… read more Just in time for the Labor Day Weekend, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey gave the green light to self-serve buffets across the state.However, those who frequent Pike County’s popular buffets, Julia’s and Sisters, are going to have to wait a while longer. For sisters, Geraldine Golden and Pat Rodgers, there was no thinking it over. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “We didn’t even consider opening our buffet right now,” Golden said. “We want our customers to feel safe and the way we are serving them now – from the menu – they feel safe. We’ve had a lot of our regular customers say they like ordering from the menu better than the buffet.”Golden said, with the guidelines that would have to be followed, opening the buffet would not be cost effective.“An employee would have to monitor each station- the buffet line, the salad bar and the dessert bar – to make sure people stayed six feet apart,” Golden said. “Customers would have to sanitize their hands before using the utensils. Buffets back? Not quite yet, say local restaurant owners When the governor closed buffets in mid-March, the Lankfords didn’t waste any time in rearranging their restaurant from self-serve buffet to cafeteria style.“We wanted to find a way to accommodate our customers and cafeteria style was the best way we knew how,” said Bo Lankford. “And, cafeteria style is working for us. Some of our customers have said they wouldn’t feel comfortable at a buffet anyway.”Lankford said he and his wife have found there are advantages to serving their customers cafeteria style.“We have more items on the bar and the pans are smaller so the food moves faster and comes out fresh from the kitchen,” he said. “We have been pleased with how cafeteria style has worked out and it’s keeping us in business.”Lankford said, even if re-opening the buffet would bring in more customers, it would still would be too labor intensive.“Manning the different stations and keeping people six feet apart … it just wouldn’t be worth it for us,” Lankford said. “For now, we’ll keep doing what we’re doing – offering good food and a safe place to come, sit down and enjoy it.”As of 5 p.m. Monday, August 31 a revised “Safer at Home Order” allowed all buffets, salad bars and self-serve drink stations to reopen as long as there is an employee present whose duties include ensuring that six-feet of separation exists among customers. In addition, that employee will also be charged with providing hand sanitizer and will encourage patrons to apply it before using the buffet, salad bar or self-serve drink station Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories “Our customers are fine with ordering from the menu and none of them have said they leave hungry. Down the road, it might be that we’ll open the buffet again but right now we’ll keep doing what we are doing.”However, Golden did say, at the customers’ request, Sisters will open on Sunday, Sept. 13 and serve cafeteria style.“People have asked when we were going to open on Sundays so we’re going to try this and see how it works,” Golden said. “But, it’s not time for Sisters buffet to open.”And, neither is it the time to bring back the buffet at Julia’s said owners, Bo and Natalie Lankford. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Published 5:14 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Grieving family speaks out after sleeping 6-year-old girl fatally shot in the head

first_imgkali9/iStock(CLEVELAND) — A grieving family is speaking out after a 6-year-old girl asleep in her Cleveland home was fatally shot in the head.Bullets struck the house at about 1 a.m. Saturday as the little girl slept. She was rushed to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead, Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said.The victim was Lyric Lawson, who was one of four siblings, said her aunt Deirdre Selmon.Selmon, the twin sister of Lyric’s mom, said they live together with their children.“She loved her cousins. The kids weren’t cousins, they were sisters — they were with each other 24/7,” Selmon told ABC News. “It’s crazy that they don’t have that anymore. It’s like a bond has been broken forever.”No arrests have been made, Ciaccia said.A dark car was spotted leaving the scene but no further description was available, Ciaccia said.Another aunt, Corday Lawson, wrote on Facebook: “We want justice if you heard something say it if you seen something say it this is a baby the street code is out the window she didn’t deserve this we don’t deserve this.”A vigil and march to honor Lyric was held Monday evening.With gray skies overhead, family and friends holding balloons marched from an elementary school to the home where Lyric was killed.A 10-year-old boy said at the vigil, “This 6-year-old girl had dreams, she had goals, she had things she wanted to do with her life. And now you took it from her. Her mother won’t see her do things. She won’t see her graduate, she won’t see her get married… you took this child’s life over trying to kill someone else who wasn’t even in that house.”The murder investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland Police at 216-621-1234.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more