Emigration from UK falls to ten-year low

first_img Share Tags: NULL Emigration from UK falls to ten-year low EMIGRATION from the UK plummeted in 2009, according to government figures released yesterday.And more pressure was piled on the Conservative pledge to cap net migration after it increased to 198,000 – but only because of the drop in people leaving.Immigration actually fell by 23,000. The number of UK citizens leaving the country decreased to 140,000, a ten year low—and a 19 per cent fall on the previous year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).And the overall number of people emigrating (including foreigners) also fell sharply, by 59,000.The Conservatives went into the last election with a key promise to reduce net migration to below six figures. The policy has come under fire from business groups, such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and British Chamber of Commerce (BCC).David Frost of the BCC said last week: “The Prime Minister has said Britain is ‘open for business’. Our migration policies must reflect that sentiment.” John Philpott, an economist at the CIPD said that a cap on the supply of labour will create unmet demand. “That means either vacancies are unfilled, or that employers compete for staff, driving up wages,” he argued.Earlier in the year business secretary Vince Cable clashed with Conservative minister Damian Green who claimed that net migration figures “show why we must tighten our immigration system”. Cable disputed the claim, telling the Financial Times that “the increase in recorded immigration has nothing to do with the number of non-EU work permits issued: they actually declined.”Yesterday’s data showed non-EU immigration almost unchanged from that seen in 2008.The Conservatives have pledged to make the law business friendly by exempting inter-company transfers, allowing multinational companies to bring in staff from their branches outside the EU. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald whatsappcenter_img Thursday 25 November 2010 7:58 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼last_img read more

House in Sakado / LEVEL Architects

first_img 2005 House in Sakado / LEVEL ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Sakado / LEVEL Architects Save this picture!Courtesy of LEVEL Architects+ 26 Share CopyAbout this officeLEVEL ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaitama-shiHousesJapanPublished on November 03, 2012Cite: “House in Sakado / LEVEL Architects” 03 Nov 2012. 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 Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of LEVEL ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. This two-generation home was designed for a family who shares a love for two particular cars, an Alfa Romeo 155 and 157. This site, with its extremely large 19 meter, south-facing street condition, gave rise to the idea of a “Façade Design”, a focal point of this project. Save this picture!Courtesy of LEVEL ArchitectsThe center of activity within the home lies in the Living, Dining, and Kitchen area, all of which was raised to the second level. The washrooms and utilizes serves as the core of the home, allowing each family a separate horizontal division within the design. The concrete constructed core is left as and finished to express this material, the material that allowed for the freedom to the extent of apertures within the residence. Although the core and washrooms areas are designed to be shared, the kitchen takes into consideration of the future separation of the families and is designed with two separate utilities systems. The entire floor is designed without closing off any rooms or activity spaces, creating a flexible and open plan for this two-generation home. Save this picture!Courtesy of LEVEL ArchitectsAlthough the second floor is the center of living, the first floor holds an especially important activity location for the family. This glass-encased parking space becomes a sort of a showroom/ display area for their favorite cars. This family, who enjoys sharing many other interests besides their love of their Alfa 155 and 157, is given a hobby room on the first floor as well, creating a cohesive connection to all shared activities. On the days off, to take into consideration a group gathering of those who share an affinity for the Alfa cars, a maintenance pit is embedded into the floor with the large scale of 1meter wide, 3meters long, and 1meter deep. Save this picture!Courtesy of LEVEL ArchitectsThe façade design is realized with a tensile construction method, utilizing the concrete core as the center, and the living areas constructed out of steel to be raised up and strung from the center, creating a balanced structural form. It is in the lifted first floor that the glass is set, creating that showcase space. Sectionally, the design incorporates a 16 meter long balcony on either side of the 2.7 meter tall second floor, with a longer overhang on the South side than the North, taking into consideration the amount of sunlight which would penetrate the room. Sunlight filtering is also taken into consideration with the balcony floor material, grated metal, so that light can be transferred to the first floor as well. These balconies, which extends out from the living space, is surrounded by a low-height wall, creating an overall large and open space, as well as a private space for the family.Save this picture!Courtesy of LEVEL ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow less’C Spot’ World Architecture Festival Proposal / Segmento Urbano ArquitectosArticlesAarvli Resort / Serie ArchitectsArticles Share Houses Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Saitama-shi, Japan ArchDaily Area:  137 m² Area:  137 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2005 Japan Architects: LEVEL Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289201/house-in-sakado-level-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289201/house-in-sakado-level-architects Clipboard House in Sakado / LEVEL Architects “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect

first_img Area:  4018 m² Area:  4018 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451945/menlo-oaks-residence-ana-williamson-architect Clipboard Projects “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451945/menlo-oaks-residence-ana-williamson-architect Clipboard 2009 Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson ArchitectSave this projectSaveMenlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect Save this picture!© Dasja Dolan+ 16 Share Architects: Ana Williamson Architect Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Dasja DolanPhotographs:  Dasja DolanSave this picture!© Dasja DolanAt first blush, the existing house on this site in Menlo Park, CA was not worth saving. It had been a rental for many years, was wildly overgrown and had fallen into disrepair. Fortunately, the new homeowners could see past its current state. They fell in love with the old world charm of the house, especially its fireplaces and coved ceilings. The location of the site gave them a feel of living in a remote area yet close to modern conveniences. After having gone through two previous “tear downs”, they also looked forward to the challenges that would come with working around existing constraints. Save this picture!© Dasja DolanThe design team’s goals were to maintain the integrity of the house, improve the flow, connect interior spaces to the outdoors and overlay a modern aesthetic.  The owners were looking to create a modern environment where they could mesh the old and the new.  They wanted clean lines and materials and still be able to throw in their antiques from India and Japan.  As a tight nit family of five, with frequent visits from family in England the program required 4 bedrooms and a guest suite.  Additions to the house totaling 1,130 SF provided enough space to satisfy their functional needs (3,990 SF total).  The homeowners also opted to incorporate many green features and were awarded 98 points from Build-it-Green. Save this picture!© Dasja DolanCompleted in 2009, the house integrates the functional flow with natural features of the site.  The design has a modern aesthetic with straightforward forms, clean lines and natural materials.  Natural light has been added at every opportunity with large metal window openings and skylights. The existing oak near the front entry is celebrated with a new entry patio and courtyard.   Organizing the living spaces around the rear courtyard and giving them the ability to open to the courtyard was a deliberate gesture to reinforce the connection to the outdoors as well as create a dialog between the wings of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCritical Round-Up: Tate Britain Renovation, Caruso St. JohnArchitecture News52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architectsSelected Projects Share United States Year:  2009 Photographs CopyHouses•Menlo Park, United States “COPY” Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect CopyAbout this officeAna Williamson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMenlo ParkHousesUnited StatesPublished on November 27, 2013Cite: “Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect” 27 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

Court imposes heavy fine on independent reporter

first_imgNews More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption October 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court imposes heavy fine on independent reporter News RSF_en UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia ——————–7 OctoberIndependent journalist goes on trial while international community backs “appalling regime”Journalist Abdulmalik Boboyev is facing a possible five-year jail sentence for working for the US-funded Voice of America radio station in the trial that began today in Tashkent, the capital of one of Central Asia’s most repressive countries, Uzbekistan.He is one of Uzbekistan’s few remaining independent reporters and his trial could signal the start of a new offensive against journalists who persist in gathering and disseminating news and information that is not controlled by President Islam Karimov’s government.Everything about the case is political, from the defendant to the charges and the probable outcome. The trial will almost certainly be a sham. Boboyev has fallen prey to a dictatorial regime that has been reinforcing its control over the media for the past five years and constantly violates human rights.But the international community had decided that it is in its interest to look the other way and support this appalling regime. If Boboyev become Uzbekistan’s 12th imprisoned journalist, it will constitute another serious failure of this policy of rapprochement.The Uzbek authorities could still change course in this case if they want to embark on a real dialogue with their partners, above all the European Union and the United States. We urge them to do so.A total of four charges were brought against Boboyev on 13 September. Three of them relate to his work as a journalist: defamation (article 139 of the criminal code), insult (article 140) and “preparing and disseminating material constituting a threat to public order and security” (article 244-1). The fourth is a trumped-up charge of “illegal entry into the country” (article 223). He was banned from leaving Uzbekistan the same day.A total of 11 journalists are currently detained in Uzbekistan: – Khayrullo Khamidov – Nawruz – Dilmurod Sayid – Ezgulik- Bakhrom Ibragimov – Irmok- Davron Kabilov – Irmok- Ravshanbek Vafoev – Irmok- Abdulaziz Dadakhonov – Irmok- Botyrbek Eshkuziev – Irmok- Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov – freelancer- Jamshid Karimov – freelancer, wrote for the Fergana.ru and Centrasia.ru websites- Jusuf Ruzimuradov – Erk- Mohammed Bekjanov – ErkReporters Without Borders calls for their immediate and unconditional release. May 11, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan October 15, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Organisation to go further News Help by sharing this information News Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Abdulmalik Boboyev, one of Uzbekistan’s few remaining independent reporters, was fined 10,000 dollars by a Tashkent court today on charges of defamation, insult and threatening public order. Boboyev, who pleaded not guilty, had been facing a possible five-year jail sentence.A journalist who is renowned for the quality of his reporting and his determination to maintain his independence, Boboyev had done nothing wrong. But any normal journalistic activity is seen as a threat by the Uzbek authorities.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for the small group of Uzbek journalists who have continued for years to try to keep the population informed despite the difficulties and dangers.last_img read more

Limerick professor to head global technology group

first_imgWhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSIFIPLero research centrelimerickProf Mike HincheyThe University of Limerick Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Previous articleSaved by the 90s’ Hallowe’en PartyNext articleAdams unveils Con Colbert monument in County Limerick John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLimerick professor to head global technology groupBy John Keogh – October 30, 2015 1115 center_img Professor Mike Hinchy, Director Lero. ​Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.A LIMERICK professor has become the first Irish person to be elected president of international ICT organisation IFIP (the International Federation for Information Processing), which has more than 500,000 members.Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre headquartered at the University of Limerick – will also retain his role there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His election as the 18th President of IFIP was made at its General Assembly in Daejeon, Korea this week.Prof Hinchey will serve as president-elect until the next General Assembly in Costa Rica in September 2016, after which he will take on a three-year term as President.Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960, IFIP is the global professional federation of associations for people working in ICT (Information & Communications Technologies) and Sciences.It represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners.Prof Hinchey is also a Professor of Software Engineering at UL, and was previously director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland.The Limerick man remains as a consultant to NASA; his work has been implemented in various space projects and will be incorporated in future missions. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Sushant Singh Rajput: State Ought Not To Stand In The Way Of CBI Investigation; UOI Questions Mumbai Police’s Approach In Quarantining IPS Officer Before Bombay HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSushant Singh Rajput: State Ought Not To Stand In The Way Of CBI Investigation; UOI Questions Mumbai Police’s Approach In Quarantining IPS Officer Before Bombay HC [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap7 Aug 2020 11:23 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday deferred the hearing in two Public Interest Litigations seeking CBI probe into the unnatural death of the actor Susahnt Singh Rajput, till August 21, observing that it is not appropriate to express an opinion in the case as the transfer petition is pending before Supreme Court and will be heard on August 18. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh told…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Friday deferred the hearing in two Public Interest Litigations seeking CBI probe into the unnatural death of the actor Susahnt Singh Rajput, till August 21, observing that it is not appropriate to express an opinion in the case as the transfer petition is pending before Supreme Court and will be heard on August 18. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh told the bench of Chief Justice Diapbkar Datta and Justice AS Gadkari that on acceptance of the request of the father of the deceased 34-year-old actor, CBI has already registered an FIR,under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code against actress Rhea Chakrobortry and five others. However, ASG Singh questioned the approach of the Mumbai Police in quarantining an IPS officer of the Bihar cadre, who had come to Mumbai for the purpose of ascertaining facts, although four other officers of Bihar Police who had earlier visited Mumbai were not meted out such treatment, Singh said. “To unearth the truth, the State ought not to stand in the way of investigation by the CBI”, ASG Singh asserted. Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni submitted that a writ petition seeking similar relief was moved before the Supreme Court, but the same has been dismissed by an order dated July 30, 2020. Although, state has not been served a copy of the said writ petition prior to the same being dismissed therefore, I am not in position to place such writ petition before the Court, AG Kumbhakoni said. But he assured the Court that the same will be placed before the bench prior to the next date. Court enquired from one of the petitioners, Priyanka Tibrewal, a lawyer practising before the Calcutta High Court, as to whether she has a copy of the writ petition. She denied having a copy but submitted that while dismissing the writ petition, the Supreme Court granted the petitioner liberty to move this Court. AG Kumbhakoni also informed the Court about an order of the Supreme Court dated August 5, 2020 passed by the Supreme Court in Transfer Petition filed by Rhea Chakroborty. After perusing through the order, Court observed- “It appears to be a proceeding connected with the unnatural death of the same actor. Perusal of such order, inter alia, reveals that a status report has been called for from the State of Maharashtra in regard to the stage of investigation by Mumbai Police. Although there is a direction for listing the Transfer Petition in the next week, a document has been placed on record by Mr. Kumbhakoni suggesting that the same would be listed next on August 18, 2020.” Finally the bench observed- “The CBI has registered an FIR. We do not consider it appropriate, at this stage, to express our opinion either way. It would be just and proper to await the orders of the Supreme Court in the pending Transfer Petition, referred to above. Since such petition is likely to be taken up for consideration by the Supreme Court on August 18, 2020, we defer hearing of these PIL petitions till August 21, 2020.”Click here to download the OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Museum’s moon tree celebrates 34 years

first_img Published 8:04 pm Friday, July 30, 2010 Peak said the Pioneer Museum of Alabama is proud to have been chosen as a site for the planting of a tree that was grown from a seed that traveled to the moon.“I’m not sure why the Pioneer Museum of Alabama was chosen as a site for a Moon Tree,” Peak said.“But, from what I’ve heard, Curren Farmer, who was the founder of the museum and Dr. Ralph Adams, chancellor of Troy State College were good friends. Mr. Farmer and the director of NASA were friends so, perhaps, that’s how the museum was chosen.”The museum’s Moon Tree was planted on August 5, 1976 as part of the country’s Bicentennial celebration.“This week, we can celebrate the Moon Tree’s 34th year here at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama,” Peak said.“So this is a good time to draw attention to Pike County’s Moon Tree. We invite everyone to visit the museum this week and to take time to seek out the Moon Tree that stands as a tribute to astronaut Roosa and the Apollo program.” Museum’s moon tree celebrates 34 years Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “When Apollo 14 returned to Earth, the seeds were germinated by the Forest Service and called Moon Trees,” Peak said. “The seedlings were planted throughout the United States and at seven locations in Alabama.”Five sycamores and two pines were planted at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville and a sycamore and a loblolly pine were planted at the G.W. Andrews Forestry Sciences Lab at Auburn University. A sycamore was planted at Birmingham’s Botanical Garden and loblolly pines at the state capitol in Montgomery, the veterans’ hospital at Tuskegee, Ivy Green in Tuscumbia and the Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy.“The loblolly pine was the seedling chosen for the White House in Washington, D.C.,” Peak said.“Other seedlings that were chosen as Moon Trees were the sweetgum, Douglas fir, and the redwood.” Latest Stories Print Article You Might Like Master gardener class offered through extension office Local gardeners or gardener wannabes have an opportunity to receive master gardener volunteer training through a program offered by the… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration With the hot, humid weather that seems to be here to stay, Jerry Peak, director of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama isn’t taking any chances with the museum’s Moon Tree.“We were told that no special care is needed for the Moon Tree, but a little water won’t hurt,” Peak said, as he carried water to the tree in a watering can. “You can’t be too careful.”Peak said the Moon Tree often attracts the interest of visitors to the museum. Skip “They ask, ‘What’s a Moon Tree?” and they seemed a little surprised when I tell them that it’s a loblolly pine that was grown from seeds that went to the moon,” Peak said. “Most people think that Moon Tree is just the name of a certain tree, like oak or sycamore.”Although some visitors inquire about the Moon Tree at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, Peak said probably most Pike Countians aren’t aware of the tree with such scientific and historical significance right here in their midst.Apollo 14 launched on Jan. 31, 1971 and five days later Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the Moon while Stuart Roosa, a former U.S. Forest Service smoke jumper, orbited above the command module. Packed in small containers in Roosa’s personal kit were hundreds of tree seeds, which were part of a joint NASA/USFA project. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

SMITH, DEBRA R.,

first_img61, passed away on October 25, 2017 at home, surrounded by her family. Debra was born in Madrid, Spain, and has resided in Bayonne for the past 20 years. She was a retired Training Officer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, New York City, for 27 years. Wife of Susan Delesky. Mother of Robert Malinoski and his Wife Stacy. Grandmother of Robert, Jenna, and Nicole Malinoski. Sister of Tandy Moye and her Husband Johnny, and the late Vance Mitchell III and his surviving Wife Ursula. Aunt of Catherine, John, Tiffany, Samantha, Jacqueline and Andrew. Sister-in-law of James and Jackie Keenan and Dawn Hlad. And also survived by many friends. She was predeceased by her parents Farnae D. and Vance Mitchell Jr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbia University Medical Center, Office of Development, Attention-Matt Reals, 516 West 168th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10032. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Ravi Bhalla for mayor

first_imgFrank Magaletta Dear Editor: I am proud to endorse Ravi Bhalla for our next mayor and Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour and John Allen for at-large council representatives. I currently sit on the Planning Board and have been involved for many years in bringing responsible government and fiscal accountability to our city and schools. And, probably most important, my children are students in a district school. I know four of the mayoral candidates and at least four of the council candidates (this year, how can you not know at least some of them), some longer than others.I have known Ravi for almost 10 years, Jim for almost 20 years, and have gotten to know Emily and John. While on Hoboken’s City Council, Ravi has proven his principled commitment to smart and responsible growth for a safer community. Jim also sits on the Planning Board and I have witnessed his dedication and strong work ethic to make sure Hoboken’s growth is responsible and that Hoboken’s history and quality of life are protected, while also allowing for our city to progress. Ravi’s and Jim’s votes against the proposed too-tall post office hotel on our waterfront and efforts to make a terrible Suez water contract better are just two recent examples of their principled stands for us. Emily has fought for gun violence awareness. John fights for school districts, has served on a school board and understands how to work together for a community’s greater good.Ravi and Team Bhalla will pursue sound fiscal policies with the overarching goal of protecting us and allowing local businesses to succeed. Knowing Ravi, I am confident he will continue the successes of reform and that he has the skills, intelligence, experience and maturity to meet all challenges as well as the wisdom to work with everyone with the same goal of continuing the great progress Mayor Zimmer achieved in her short time in office. Just as when Mayor Zimmer was confronted with roadblocks, she didn’t complain about being attacked, she got the job done; so it is with Ravi and his team. They fight for what’s right, state what they think and keep moving forward. Ravi (3H), Jim (13I), Emily (14I) and John (15I) are the best choices to continue Hoboken’s progress so that it will continue to be a city that welcomes and respects all people.Equally important: Please make sure to vote for Melanie Tekirian (5J), Sharyn Angley (6J), and Chetali Khanna (7J) for Hoboken’s school board. Sharyn is an incumbent. They all attend school board meetings, have been actively engaged with improving the schools and have children in the District. They are thoughtful, have depth of education and work experience in financial analysis and will continue the honest and rational decision-making of our School Board. They understand and will embrace their roles as stewards for our District and for improving the educational experience of all of Hoboken’s children, raising the standard for our entire community. Please vote for all seven on Nov. 7.last_img read more

Brand clinic: Good pack design

first_imgDon Williams, CEO of brand specialist Pi Global, says a real-world picture of your target audience is key to effective pack designMany years ago, a wise, if cantankerous, very senior American client in a very large multinational (both of whom shall remain nameless), said to me: “No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the great British housewife.” And to a large extent he was right. But what is taste? The average British housewife doesn’t live in Hampstead, she doesn’t shop in Harvey Nics and she doesn’t take her kids to school in a Range Rover. The problem is that many of the people whose job it is to communicate brands to the masses…do.Taste really is in the eye of the beholder. What is one person’s brash bling is another’s epitome of high style. Let’s face it, the fashion industry is about one thing: constant change by making what is desirable today undesirable tomorrow. Brands cannot afford to be undesirable tomorrow; a brand is ’for life’. Ad campaigns come and go with alarming regularity, but if you give a consumer a box of crayons and ask them to draw the Cadbury brand, you can be sure they won’t draw a Gorilla they will reach for the purple crayon.What is crucial, is understanding the role of each ’tool’ in the communication toolbox and how they work together. Using packaging as part of an ad campaign is like using a hammer to cut a piece of wood it’s the wrong tool for the job. And unless you own a ’fashion’ brand, using your brand ID and pack design to slavishly follow the latest ’design trend’ is, at best, inappropriate. So having a clear, real-world picture of your target audience how they dress, what they eat, what they watch on TV, what their homes look like is fundamental to developing pack design that is relevant to them.Take a look at Duchy Originals: it has a tone of voice that screams quality and heritage and ’Rural Britishness’. Now, contrast that with Mr Kipling, which has a far more ’everyday’ personality and remember how quickly it was brought back in line when it decided to go ’trendy’ whereas Mrs Crimble’s has a no-nonsense, ’free-from’, ’what-you-see-is-what-you-get’ kind of transparency.The visual identity and packaging of these brands are designed to convey and support their individual positionings and propositions and they do so in a way that consumers intuitively understand and recognise. This is crucial for brands with limited marketing spend, because the pack has to sell the brand to the retailer and the consumer even harder.Successful brands ’feel right’ for what they are and that is the secret of design; it’s not about art or style or fashion, it’s about making simple connections, that are relevant to whatever the design needs to achieve connections that give the consumer an intuitive feeling about what the brand stands for and whether it’s right for them or not.If you force consumers to work at something by being overly clever or tricksy, they’ll walk on, because frankly, they have better things to do.last_img read more