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Other articles in the series are available here.[Episcopal News Service] With the Christmas season at hand, some refugee resettlement ministries across The Episcopal Church report they have received more food, clothing and other donations for refugee families than in previous years, but their leaders say year-round connection is also needed.In Lexington, Dabney Parker of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, who matches local communities of faith with newly arriving families, said the agency has received many donations and offers of help. “It’s all very good.”Similarly, ministries in Minnesota and Massachusetts that help to resettle refugees and asylum-seekers say the Christmas season often sparks increased assistance but they hope that support and engagement will continue beyond the holiday season.“I will never negate donations, because they benefit refugees directly … but the greatest impact anyone can have in the lives of refugees – and in their own lives – is to get to know someone who has arrived as a refugee,” said Laura Svoboda, assistant director of Refugee Services for the Minnesota Council of Churches, an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries, The Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement agency.“In no way will you not be impacted if you open your life to that,” she said. “It’s wonderful and great to buy a jacket or to do those things, but what’s going on in the world, all the rhetoric and negativity, is most combated by relationships.”Several ministries throughout the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe have grown or adapted in light of the refugee crisis that has seen some 2 million people escaping civil war, religious extremism and persecution in Africa and the Middle East.Love in a Box, a ministry of the American Cathedral in Paris, has for more than a decade distributed gifts at Christmas time for orphans and disadvantaged children throughout Europe.In the weeks leading up to Christmas, several packing shifts are organized with volunteers from local schools and scout groups loading boxes and backpacks with practical gifts, toys and candy.This year, the ministry is heading to “the jungle,” the nickname given to the refugee camp in Calais, France.American Cathedral Dean Lucinda Laird and Convocation Bishop Pierre Whalon will visit the camp in the days before Christmas.Laird said that from what she has read about “the jungle” she is expecting the worst, in terms of squalor, poverty and despair. “Paris is wonderful at Christmastime; it would be so much easier not to go to Calais,” she said. “But as we prepare to celebrate the birth of one who had no place to lay his head, and whose birth was in a stable, nothing could be more clear: here is the Christ, and we serve him in these people. ‘For I was a stranger and you welcomed me…’”In Munich, Germany, St. Nicholas paid a visit to the former Bavarian army barracks that has become the home of 1,400 refugees, many of whom have arrived in the past few months. The refugee center is run by the Innere Mission and the Asylum Seeker Center, the latter founded 30 years ago by the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Munich and its Roman Catholic and Lutheran partners.The Rev. Steven Smith, Ascension’s rector, has played the part of St. Nicholas for the last seven Decembers. In his first years as St. Nicholas, most of the refugees were from Eastern Europe. But that changed: More and more refugees were from Afghanistan and Iraq, Smith said, and now almost all of the refugees are from Syria, with a few from Afghanistan.“I do not go as Santa Claus; I go as the Christian saint, St. Nicholas. There is a Christmas tree, and traditional German Christmas cookies and treats,” he said. “So it is sort of surreal to be dressed as a Christian saint, sitting next to a Christmas tree and handing out gifts to Muslim refugees. It is surprising how many of the kids and their parents know St. Nicholas.”Smith said there is “something special about sharing human contact, food, time and gift-giving between Christians and Muslims.” He added that the ministry is “based on the Anglican understanding that as Christians we are called to be the human voice and hands of the God who came to earth in the incarnate babe in the manger. We carry on the mission that began at the Nativity. Christ’s mission crosses all boundaries, including religion.”Whalon said it has been “so heartening to see how, across the board, our 21 churches in Europe have responded to the current refugee crisis. Even our smallest have been raising funds by hosting dinners, visiting camps with goods and food, and showing the love of Christ to all they meet. As I visit the terrible camp in Calais with Dean Lucinda Laird and cathedral parishioners, it is once again an occasion to rejoice for what God is able to do for ‘the least of these’ in Europe, through the Episcopal Church.”Back in the U.S., in the Lexington area, about 40 percent of refugees resettled through the Kentucky Refugee Ministries are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to executive director Barbara Kleine.Overall, the agency resettled about 278 people last year from Iraq, Bhutan, Burma and Afghanistan, and is “heavily reliant on volunteers and church partners” to help provide much-needed English tutoring and other services.“If you can imagine being a family and arriving with very little more than the clothes on your back, a couple of suitcases and not knowing the language, it would be quite a shock,” Kleine said. “We provide all of the services to help them become as self-sufficient as quickly as possible.”Parker said the Christmas season has brought financial contributions and an abundance of donations of food, clothing and personal hygiene items – generosity that she hopes will continue into the new year.Several new partnerships are planned in 2016, she added.A Dec. 19 party for about 40 children of refugee families is a yearly event organized in Atlanta by the refugee resettlement ministry of All Saints Church, which partners with New American Pathways, an Episcopal Migration Ministries affiliate. (Separate story here.)In Boston, the Rev. Ruth Bersin, executive director of the Refugee Immigration Ministry, said the agency will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. The agency provides community-based services primarily to asylum-seekers, uprooted and often isolated persons who “are afraid to go back home … and don’t get the benefits that refugees get when they arrive.”She works to develop “clusters of volunteers” across faith lines that help integrate the newly arrived into the greater Boston community “and help them heal from the trauma they’ve experienced.” RIM assisted about 25 people last year, Bersin said. “We have 13 on the waiting list right now and will place them as soon as there’s an opening.”The clusters raise money to pay for expenses and other necessities of life for those they are assisting, Bersin said. The agency also offers English-language tutoring, case management, housing, financial, medical, dental, and other support, mostly with the newly arrived from Afghanistan, Nigeria, Congo, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Sudan and Uganda and, eventually, Syria.“It is very good for members of our congregations to be engaged with people in other faiths, other denominations, because it’s enriching to them,” said Bersin.“Working with people, whether refugees or asylum-seekers who have been through so much and come through with so much resilience is an inspirational and strengthening thing. When we welcome the stranger, it’s for our benefit as well as theirs. It strengthens our faith, our own resiliency, and it’s an honor to work with them.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles.Resources for education and responseThe most recent updates from Episcopal Relief & Development about its response to the refugee crisis, as well as ways to donate, are available here.Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement service of The Episcopal Church, works with local resettlement partners, congregations, and individual volunteers, to welcome refugees to the United States from the world’s most war-torn places. 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UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Health Awareness and Fall Festival scheduled for this weekendThe Apopka Fire and Police Departments will be out in full force this Saturday at The Health Awareness and Fall Festival, sponsored by the Freedom Outreach Center. The event will be from 11AM-3PM at the Freedom Ministries Church at 1348 Old Apopka Road in Apopka.APD and AFD will participate with K-9 units, Emergency Response Teams, Youth Fingerprinting and child safety kits.25 other sponsors will be on hand to provide health services, flu immunizations, mental disorder and cancer information, legal advice, blood pressure checks, medicare options information, kid’s give-away promotions, basketball contests, music, games, food and more.For more information, contact Pastor Melvin Birdsong at 407/222-5499 or Freedom Ministries Church at 407/886-6006. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Police DepartmentFall Festival Previous articleApopka firm lands multinational clientNext articleTijuana Flats to open second Apopka location Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
“COPY” Area: 784 m² Area: 784 m² Photographs CopyHouses•Denpasar Selatan, Indonesia Architects: RT+Q Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Albert Lim K.S.Design Team:Rene Tan, TK Quek, Joanne Goh, Jonathan Quek, Ahnanchana SrichamaraBuilder / Contractor:Paul TendeanC&S Engineer:Gusti Putu SudithaM&E Engineer:PT Witala Jaya AbadiQuantity Surveyor:Daniel BinanggalLandscape Consultant:RT+Q Architects Pte LtdInterior Designer:RT+Q Architects Pte LtdCivil Engineer:Gusti Putu SudithaStructural Engineer:Gusti Putu SudithaCity:Denpasar SelatanCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.Text description provided by the architects. The Aesthetic ChallengeThe challenge of this project was to un-balinese the typical Balinese villa form—both in terms if image and function—while retaining the intangible essence of the place. The idea was to question notions of the typical home and to un-do conventions in search of a new domestic idiom.Save this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.The notion of the home, the house, and the dwelling was dismantled (the typical courtyard house re-thought), re-examined (the common thatch-roof elements substituted), and re-constructed (rather than traditional timber, steel was used extensively) into a new image and living environment.Save this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.The Formal ManipulationQuestions about how a house functions were asked. The idea here was to create a wandering, endless, fluid, common living space that meanders through the site, in an s-shape manner. The s-shape form provides for an entry court in front and a private water court in the rear.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe idea was to create a series of spaces without definite borders which fosters a communal living experience downstairs. Access to private quarters are then made through separate individual staircases up to separate elevated ‘barns’ upstairs. Effectively, the barns become 3 separate little villas within the house. The barns sit on an upper garden, the ‘piano nobile’, are-constituted ground plane.Save this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.The Construction ExperienceAs building conventions in Bali defer from those abroad, constructing the house was a challenge in every aspect. Drawings were un-drawn as per site conditions, detailing were re-thought according to local expertise, materials substituted due to local limitations. These ‘negatives’ paradoxically enhanced the eventual product.Save this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.Due to lack of provisions in Bali, elements of the house had to be constructed elsewhere then shipped to Bali. For instance, the steels staircases were manufactured in Jakarta, windows Surabaya, and aluminium cladding again from Jakarta.Save this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.Project gallerySee allShow lessVocational School Embelgasse / AllesWirdGut ArchitekturSelected ProjectsBlue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Svarga Residence / RT+Q ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSvarga Residence / RT+Q Architects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/618923/svarga-residence-rt-q-architects Clipboard “COPY” Houses Svarga Residence / RT+Q Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/618923/svarga-residence-rt-q-architects Clipboard Indonesia Save this picture!© Albert Lim K.S.+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officeRT+Q ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDenpasar SelatanHousesIndonesiaPublished on April 16, 2015Cite: “Svarga Residence / RT+Q Architects” 15 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Finland Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891411/wave-house-seppo-mantyla Clipboard Photographs: Studio Hans KoistinenSave this picture!© Studio Hans KoistinenRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Wave is a new generation log home manufactured by Polar Life Haus, a Finnish wooden house manufacturing company. Designed by Finnish architect Seppo Mäntylä, Wave is combination of solid wooden constructions, glass and steel. The unique curving shape of the house was inspired by the design of boats and airplanes.Save this picture!© Studio Hans KoistinenSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Studio Hans KoistinenThe house was on show at the annual Finnish Housing Fair held in Mikkeli in July – August 2017. The house won all three categories at the show: the Best House, the Best Interior and the Best Garden.Save this picture!© Studio Hans KoistinenPolar Life Haus is a Finnish family company dating back to 1907 and is also known as Honkatalot in Finland. The company manufactures individually designed wooden homes and log homes with a special focus on environmentally friendly building materials and the well-being of people and nature. A half of the houses manufactured each year are delivered around the world – mainly Germany, France and Russia. ArchDaily 2017 Year: Wave House / Seppo MäntyläSave this projectSaveWave House / Seppo Mäntylä CopyHouses•Mikkeli, Finland Seppo Mäntylä is one of the leading Finnish wooden house architects. Polar Life Haus has collaborated with him on several projects.Project gallerySee allShow lessGrilstad Marina / Lund Hagem ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLuminous Drapes / Studio ToggleSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Studio Hans Koistinen+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeSeppo MäntyläOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMikkeliFinlandPublished on March 28, 2018Cite: “Wave House / Seppo Mäntylä” 28 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures Stera Architectures Products used in this ProjectWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – Mogs M65 TBLocal Architect:Sophia LosEnvironmental Profile:Environmental Profile HQEConstruction Demolition, Earthworks, Tiles:Filigheddu CostruzioniCoatings:Domus SoluzioniPlumbing Heating Electricity:AireMarble:IntermarmiExterior Joinery / Supplies / Creation:MOGSExterior Joinery / Manufacture And Installation:TerranovaArrangement, Tapestry, Joinery And Furniture:Les Ateliers LebonMetalwork:Pierre Supeljak, Ellebi Di Bottan RobertoLighting:Davide GroppiWooden Terraces:Maître d’Hache Dario BraviGreen Spaces:Plantations et arrosagePlumbing:AireHeating:AireElectricity:AireCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tiziano CanuText description provided by the architects. It is in the most characteristic elements of the Sardinian landscape that the site reveals its finest qualities, which are so many challenges to be overcome: the rugged terrain, the countless rocks, the wild inlet…This testing potential was not fully exploited by the old house that stood on the site. It had only one orientation, to the south, failing to take advantage of the light and coolness of the wooded vegetation along the road to the north, on the upper part of the site. It also failed to reveal any of the beauties of the sea below, or the poetry of the rocks with their amazing shapes. Despite the length of the plot overlooking the coast, access to the sea was not made the most of by the site and it was only revealed from the sea.Save this picture!© Tiziano CanuSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Tiziano CanuA grassy area dipped obliquely towards the sea. Because of the slope, this part of the garden was rather featureless and not at all welcoming. Based on these observations, the architect Stefania Stera set her goal as the creation of a house whose volumes would not alter the site but would serve to magnify it, in the finest tradition of Porto Cervo.Save this picture!© Tiziano CanuSave this picture!© Tiziano CanuThe operation is in line with the initial project of Porto Cervo, begun in the sixties by the Aga Khan with the Costa Smeralda consortium. To design and build this house, the architect wanted it to be embedded in the site, exploiting all its features. The house is designed to inscribe itself in its whole setting, with a heart that can be inhabited in any season. The whole constitutes an architectural promenade in harmony and continuity with nature, where different worlds meet and cross, one complementing the other.Save this picture!© Tiziano CanuSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Nicolas BorelSo the site and the habitat nurture each other. Materials and craft skills come together and endow the whole with a dimension of durability and humanity. The founding gesture of the project, the one that determines its location, is the plotting of two axes: one projected towards the sea, the other soaring towards the rocky cliffs. Their crossing allows for the articulation of different places important in the site and the layout on two levels, both seen as the ground floor.Save this picture!© Tiziano CanuThe ground-floor level was hollowed out of the site. It creates a closer relationship with the sea and better use of the garden. A green terrace, “the flying carpet”, will overlook the sea. A ledge path running along the sea reveals and enhances the waterfront of the site. This ledge path serves many places on the site, true singular events with multiple functions.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelSave this picture!© Nicolas BorelThe layout of the house is not conventional. The real entrance is the courtyard while, for instance, the hall itself is small and forms a transitional space, widening gradually until it reaches the next room and enriches it. The rooms are laid out around the main courtyard. The latter, surrounded by various volumes articulated on the site and the spaces of the house, is bathed in the late afternoon by the setting sun. The light is reflected on the façades that surround it and creates a bright core in the midst of the whole.Save this picture!© Nicolas BorelSave this picture!© Tiziano CanuFrom a functional point of view, three accesses have been inserted from the street: the main entrance, serving the courtyard, parking space for cars devised as a “boulevard” where vehicles can park freely, avoiding the regimented effect. For this purpose, a sliding wall is set on the street. Access to the caretaker’s house by a courtyard that can double as a garage. Access to the basement level is provided from three different points: the courtyard, the space devoted to services, and a smaller courtyard located to the east, near the main parking garage. The main access to the house is in the courtyard. A door leading to a rather discreet hall serves two rooms on the ground floor and, upstairs, the living room, dining room, office, and master suite.Save this picture!© Tiziano CanuThe master suite, which occupies the rest of the floor, is a spacious set of enclosed and open spaces in a rich sequence of events and atmospheres framing views of the natural setting: small courtyards, patios, terraces, bedrooms, dressing rooms, and bathrooms. In particular, it has a U-shaped lounge open wide towards the sea and the small courtyard in the heart of the site. The living room develops in length, parallel to the sea. The dining room is oriented to the westSave this picture!© Nicolas BorelSave this picture!© Tiziano CanuA large patio located on the north side of the courtyard forms a porch with access from the street. A staircase gives access to the roof, part of which is laid out as a terrace, the rest being covered with greenery, like the relationship between the very mineral house and its site. The small courtyard gives access to the “canyon”, seen as the backbone serving fascinating different nooks and corners of the site. A slope runs down from the living room to the east connects it with the lower level, completing a loop through an architectural promenade on the site.Save this picture!© Tiziano CanuProject gallerySee allShow lessLockdown: Airlines Grounded as COVID-19 Transforms AviationArticlesMASS Releases Spatial Strategies for Restaurants in Response to COVID-19Architecture News Share Italy Project Manager: CopyAbout this officeStera ArchitecturesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookItalyPublished on May 13, 2020Cite: “A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures” 13 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States,… By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 14, 2018 Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that USDA is investing more than $124 million to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure in 23 states. “Modern, reliable water infrastructure provides a foundation for economic growth and prosperity,” Hazlett said. “USDA’s partnerships with rural communities underscore Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s commitment to ensuring that rural places have the infrastructure needed to thrive.”USDA is providing the funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. It can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.The town of Royal Center in Cass County received additional financing for a wastewater project that will upgrade the Royal Center Combined Sewer Overflow System. Improvements will ensure the system meets current health and environmental standards. Royal Center’s 861 residents will benefit from the funding. Other funding sources include a $38,000 applicant contribution, a $500,000 Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant, and a $2,112,000 USDA Water & Waste Disposal loan and grant combination awarded in FY 2017.The funding that USDA announced will benefit communities in Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia.In FY 2018, Congress provided a historic level of funding for water and wastewater infrastructure. The 2018 Omnibus spending bill includes $5.2 billion for USDA loans and grants, up from $1.8 billion in FY 2017. The bill also directs Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to make investments in rural communities with the greatest infrastructure needs.Eligible rural communities and water districts can apply online for funding to maintain, modernize or build water and wastewater systems. They can visit the interactive RD Apply tool, or they can apply through one of USDA Rural Development’s state or field offices.Source: USDA Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States, Including Indiana Previous articleHope and Skill Win State Fair Supreme Livestock Showmanship on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articleNational FFA Organization Names VIP Recipients; 3 Hoosiers Hoosier Ag Today
The ambitious Innovation Bar by Jamba Juice that opened last July and served as a research lab for employees to experiment with new food and beverage concepts and receive real-time feedback from customers officially closed it doors after less than a year in operation.The Innovation Bar was located on the high traffic corner of Raymond and Colorado in Old Pasadena and was the original site of store number 19 of the 870+ Jamba Juice retail locations nationwide.“Our Pasadena Innovation Bar closed on January 3. After opening our Whirl’d Support Center in Frisco, Texas in October, we have determined that the Innovation Lab in Frisco is the best place to continue our menu Research and Development,” according to an email statement from Jamba Juice Brand Manager Marta Danylyk.The Innovation Bar was the company’s first of its kind concept store that featured a menu that included items never seen before at Jamba Juice, such as southwestern style quinoa bowls, artisan hummus toast with vegetables, homemade sweet potato chips and presses juiced, according to Pasadena Now’s earlier report.The company also planned to move its headquarters from Emeryville, California to Frisco, Texas to reduce costs, retain talent and provide a more central location for potential expansion, according to a report.Specifics about the Pasadena store’s performance during its approximate six month run were not provided by Jamba Juice as a reason for the relocation.For now, the high-traffic corner space that underwent a ten month renovation by Jamba’s creative team to construct a loft space with high ceilings and a contemporary design as seen by mirrored photographic wall art and installed LED screens is still in the hands of Jamba Juice.“Space does not tend to stay open here very long. Normally there is something rolling in right behind it. Jamba Juice still holds that lease. It would be finding a subtenant and I don’t know what actions have been taken between the property broker and Jamba Juice,” explained Old Pasadena Management District President and CEO Steve Mulheim.Just months after launching the store in 2016, Jamba Juice announced its plans to abandon “JambaGo,” its automated self-service platform which debuted in 2011 as a to-go smoothie making system for nontraditional locations such as universities and hotels.According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the JambaGo platform did not fit in with the company’s overall goals.“We will continue to be a proud member of the Pasadena community, as we have been for more than 20 years, and look forward to serving our loyal Pasadena customers at our East Pasadena and South Lake stores,” explained Danylyk.The Innovation Bar stores are company owned unlike most which are franchise owned and operated, according to Jamba Juice. Make a comment Business News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Business: Retail News Old Pasadena’s Jamba Juice Innovation Bar Shuttered, Location Closes Its Doors for Good From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 3:03 pm Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Herbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty
WhatsApp Local News WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous articleSoccer: OHS vs Lubbock CoronadoNext articleTips to Throw the Best Parties this Awards Season Digital AIM Web Support Facebook TAGS Pinterest Twitter Odessa Jackalopes’ Jared Christy (6)faces off against Lone Star Brahmas’ Andrew DeCarlo(23) during the first period Saturday in the Ector County Coliseum. Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Monday, Jan. 28. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com. 1. The Ector County Highways and Streets Department will begin the next steps that will lead to repairing deteriorating county roads. 2. Ector County officials suggest an answer to illegal dumping could be joining forces with the city to tackle a problem that extends beyond county lines. 3. A freedom of information request revealed an October police report that details that interim City Attorney Gary Landers said he was threatened and feared a physical assault by Odessa City Councilman Malcolm Hamilton and that Landers wanted the incident documented in a police report. 4. The bestselling author of “Churchill: Walking with Destiny” is scheduled to speak at a John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Globe Theater, 201 W. University Blvd.5. Ector County ISD’s Director of School Nutrition Katy Taylor Hoyng has started a blog to let people know how school district food service works. Pinterest Twitter Five things you need to know today, Jan. 28 Facebook
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous article041819_Head_Start_Ribbon_Cutting_02Next articleDistrict adopting standard emergency language Digital AIM Web Support Police show resources to help prevent fraud from elderly Facebook Twitter Local News TAGS WhatsApp The Odessa Police Department Criminal Investigation Division held a fraud awareness training session for the elderly Thursday. With a wide array of scammer tools, members of the Odessa Police Department Criminal Investigation Division spent Thursday morning giving elderly people fraud awareness training. Jimmy Trischell has lived in Odessa since 1973 and he said he attended the training session in the OPD classroom for a family member that was a victim of fraud. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of Odessa in 2017 was 116,861 — 9.8% of that population is people 65 years and older. “I’m here to see what route we need to take now,” Trischell said. “(It became devastating) when all of their money was gone.” Though there were a limited amount of people that attended the event, OPD plans to have multiple fraud awareness training sessions over the next two weeks. OPD is expected to travel to Lincoln Tower, a senior living and retirement community, next week and will also host another fraud awareness training session in about two weeks in the OPD classroom. Though the fraud awareness training is targeted toward elderly citizens, members of OPD stated the training is open to people of all ages. OPD wants elderly people’s children or grandchildren to attend the event and help relay information. “Education is the best prevention,” OPD detective Kendrick Barragan said. “It’s better to stop it before it happens.” OPD detective Leslie Goodson said a majority of the fraud taking place is happening over the internet. However, scams also happen over the phone, text and mail. When dealing with internet scams, Goodson said a majority of elderly people’s money is being taken through dating sites. Money is reportedly almost never recovered because money is sent overseas and bounced around through various accounts. “These crimes are some of the hardest to investigate,” Barragan said. “If it’s family members or somebody local, we can help out, but most likely their money is gone. If the money goes out of Ector County, most of the time is goes overseas. The recovery rate is very low.” Trischell said it’s important for elderly people to have the tools to combat scammers. “These scammers have a lot of tools and they know how to use them,” Trischell said. “They know how to punch the buttons of the people that they are trying to get money from. They are very experienced.” WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook