House 304 / KIENTRUC O

first_imgArchitects: KIENTRUC O Area Area of this architecture project Photographs photographs:  Hiroyuki OkiPhotographs:  Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. In this house, we want to provoke an honest living experience for a young family living in a typical urban Vietnamese townhouse. Only 3.5mx12m in size, single façade facing an open street, the design context poses challenges to create a casual, well ventilated, and well lit space within a constrained building footage.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiVertical expansion of the light well helps to maximize the desired spatial quality and conditions, while provoking a sense of openness and connectedness to nature as it open up to the sky.Save this picture!DetailHouse 304 is a combination of simple spatial functionality, contemporary materials, structure and construction methodology. Finishes with everyday material, white wall and timber, the focal point of the house is the interplay between light and nature.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiAiry, open, and provides uninterrupted view both inside out, and outside in, the residence still possess a sense of private and secure when needed. Thus, the house is a pure representation depicting the life of a young Vietnamese family, that is straight forward, authetic and contented.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessBinhai Xiaowai High School / HHD FUNSelected ProjectsFilm Screening: Sukkah CityEvent Share ArchDaily Year:  2015 Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 22 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Area:  179 m² Area:  179 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam House 304 / KIENTRUC OSave this projectSaveHouse 304 / KIENTRUC O Year:  2015 House 304 / KIENTRUC O Vietnam “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKIENTRUC OOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHo Chi Minh CityVietnamPublished on September 16, 2015Cite: “House 304 / KIENTRUC O” 15 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?越南304住宅 / KIENTRUC O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

Soil Health Touted at Washington EPA Meeting

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Soil Health Touted at Washington EPA Meeting Soil Health Touted at Washington EPA Meeting The importance of soil health and what farmers are doing about it was communicated loud and clear at a meeting this week of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. Presenting on behalf of the National Corn Growers Association was Dr. Nicholas Goeser, who manages the Soil Health Partnership, administered by NCGA with financial support from Monsanto and The Walton Family Foundation and technical support from The Nature Conservancy. “Soil health -the continued capacity to sustain plants, animals and humans – is important to a stable food supply and keeping farmers in business because, while the demand for agricultural products is increasing, farmland is not increasing,” Goeser said. “We have to be more efficient with our farmland.”In his presentation, Goeser talked about how soil health can sustain higher yields, increase farmer profitability, build resilience to extreme weather and enhance the utilization and retention of nutrients for the crop. He noted that current soil health assessments are a great starting point to dig deeper, measuring how improvements in soil health can benefit farmers.“We need more research to understand the economic components of adopting management practices to improve soil health,” Goeser said. “And we need more support for voluntary efforts to improve soil health, such as our farmer-driven Soil Health Partnership.”Maryland corn farmer and NCGA President Chip Bowling serves on the federal advisory committee, and noted the importance of the meeting to help farmers make their concerns clear with the EPA. “We’re happy to see that EPA has named a person to work specifically with the agriculture sector and wants to work more closely with us,” Bowling said. “As someone who has hosted EPA officials on my farm, I have seen first-hand the value of educating policymakers and Washington staff about on-farm practices. With programs like Soil Health Partnership, we’re discovering and spreading best practices for soil health, and it’s important that government officials are aware of this important work. When it comes to soil health, we hope EPA will look at its role as one of partnership with growers.”Census of Ag Analysis Provides Valuable Insight into Value of Industry to Elected OfficialsToday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its analysis of statistics from the 2012 census of agriculture as they relate to Congressional districts. This document, which provides insight into the characteristics and value of farming and ranching operations each member of Congress represents, provides growers with key information to clearly document the importance of ag issues to the federal officials they elect.“Agriculture acts as a consistent engine fueling America’s economy, and every farmer should ensure that his or her Congressional delegation understands the importance of the industry to their constituents,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling, who farms in Maryland. “We have all heard many times what a small portion of the population actively farms today, but it is important we fully realize the economic benefit we provide the broader economy. The information in this important document allows us to quantify our impact and, in turn, help our federal representatives appreciate the significance of the issues we face.”The census of agriculture, which is conducted every five years, provides uniform, comprehensive data used by policymakers and media alike as they aim to better understand the practices, circumstances and impact of America’s farming and ranching industries. Offering a plethora of information on a wide variety of areas, this analysis can be used to show those who create the policies and regulations impacting farmers the scope of possible ramifications.“NCGA membership hit many new records in 2014 due, in part, to the appreciation farmers have for our work on the Hill. Clearly, NCGA’s more than 42,000 members feel strongly about the need to have a voice in shaping legislation and regulation at the federal level,” said Bowling. “Yet, as constituents, we must each do our individual part to amplify the message until it rings through the halls of the Capitol. I urge every farmer to take a moment to look at this data and consider the estimable impact that they have in their own Congressional district. Then, I urge them to explain to the federal representation that they elect what they have found. Together, we can create incredible change, but we have to hold our officials accountable to the voters who send them to Washington.” Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 22, 2015 Previous articleNew Name and Approach to Weed Control by MonsantoNext articleStudy Confirms COOL Doesn’t Affect Volume, Price of Cattle Exports to U.S. Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress: June 3 – June 9: Trump pushes boycott of CNN

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders continues to break records as she hits the June 11 three-month mark on an unusually long absence from the press briefing room. Sanders, who has not held an official press briefing since March 11 when she broke her previous 43-day briefing dry spell, instead answers reporters’ questions during brief five to six-minute long encounters with the press on the White House’s north driveway. In contrast, during the first two years of the Trump presidency, official briefings occurred between five and 10 times per month. Press briefings under the Trump administration have dwindled in general; the Pentagon recently reached the one year anniversary of its last televised briefing last week and the State Department, which once held daily briefings, now hosts them on a weekly or bi-monthly basis. News News June 11, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: June 3 – June 9: Trump pushes boycott of CNN RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts Vox and CNN reporters experience harassment, threats Organisation White House to hit record three month mark on press briefing drought News to go further For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Help by sharing this information center_img CNN anchor Don Lemon and Vox host Carlos Maza say they have become the targets of increasingly severe racist and homophobic harassment. During a conference June 6, Lemon told the audience that after becoming a target for President Trump he has received a barrage of aggression and threats from private citizens. This includes the verbal attacks with racist and homophobic slurs he has received while reporting, hundreds of hate calls a day from supporters of President Trump, and the copious amounts of junk mail sent to his house by people who have dug up his address. Vox’s Maza, who on May 30 tweeted a compilation of homophobic and racist insults directed at him by a right wing YouTube commentator, says since the tweet the harassment he regularly receives from the channel’s fans has escalated into persistent death threats. Maza tweeted the video diary of his harassment to pressure YouTube to moderate cyberbullying of LGBTQ creators, but the video-sharing website has yet to solidify its stance. Initially, it declined to take any action against the YouTuber targeting Maza, then beefed up its anti-hate speech policy and revoked the commentator’s ability to make money off of advertisements. In a June 5 tweet, freelance journalist Talia Lavin also reported receiving a death threat that Lavin says may be connected to her “journalistic work and public persona on Twitter.” The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. OMAR TORRES / AFP June 3, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Trump calls for unprecedented boycott of AT&T, CNNDuring his long-awaited state visit to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump lamented CNN coverage in London and called for a boycott of the news channel’s parent company AT&T. In a flurry of tweets on June 3 that RSF criticized as an unprecedented abuse of power intended to silence critics, President Trump speculated that CNN would be “forced to make changes” if users boycotted the telecommunications company. The call unsettled journalists and government officials alike. “It’s one thing to complain about the press. Using state power to censor them is another. In fact, it’s unconstitutional,” tweeted California Congressman Adam Schiff on June 4. United StatesAmericas Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of June 3 – June 9: NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Call for release of Kyrgyz journalist sentenced to four years in prison

first_img August 14, 2020 Find out more RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests Organisation September 14, 2017 – Updated on October 3, 2017 Call for release of Kyrgyz journalist sentenced to four years in prison News KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Follow the news on Kyrgyzstan RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression to go furthercenter_img News October 9, 2020 Find out more August 26, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Update: At an appeal hearing in Bishkek on 29 September, a court reduced Kyrgyz journalist Zulpukar Sapanov’s sentence of four years in prison to a suspended two-year jail term and freed him at the end of the hearing. “We welcome the release of Zulpukar Sapanov, who should never have been imprisoned just for tackling the highly sensitive subject of religious pluralism in Kyrgyzstan,” Reporters Without Borders said.14.09.17: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by Kyrgyz journalist Zulpukar Sapanov’s four-year jail sentence for allegedly “inciting hatred between religious faiths” in a book about pre-Islamic beliefs in Kyrgyzstan and calls for his conviction to be overturned on appeal.Although Kyrgyzstan boasts of being an island of free speech in Central Asia, a court in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital, passed the sentence on 12 September. The judges said the book “downplays Islam’s role as a religion and fosters a negative attitude towards Muslims”. Entitled “Kydyr Sanzhyrasy,” the book describes itself as a detailed study of pre-Islamic beliefs and ancient pagan traditions among the Kyrgyz people. When published last year, it was fiercely denounced by Kyrgyz religious leaders, who regarded it as an internationally-inspired attempt to destabilize the country. It was at their request that Sapanov was placed under investigation on suspicion of violating article 299 of the criminal code. The investigation was carried out by the State Committee on National Security (GKNB), which searched his home in February. “Zulpukar Sapanov’s imprisonment sets a disturbing precedent for freedom of expression in Kyrgyzstan,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We condemn his conviction and call on the courts to release him without delay.” During the trial, Sapanov said the evaluations of his book by the independent expert commissioned by the court were not serious analyses. He has filed an appeal. Fear of “disturbing social peace” has been fuelled in Kyrgyzstan by various waves of violence, the latest of which left around 500 dead in the south of the country in 2010. As a result, inter-ethnic relations have long been the subject of a great deal of self-censorship. But Sapanov’s imprisonment has reinforced concerns about media freedom violations, which have been getting more and more frequent in the run-up to next month’s presidential election. Kyrgyzstan is ranked 89th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Two hospitalised in city centre crash

first_imgLinkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TWO people were being treated at the University Hospital Limerick this Thursday afternoon following a road traffic collision at a busy city centre junction.The two-car collision occurred at the junction between Cecil Street and Catherine Street shortly after 11am.Emergency services attended the crash scene and the area was immediately cordoned off with restrictions put in place to motorists and pedestrians.The two injured people were initially treated at the scene but were removed to the hospital for further treatment. Their injuries were understood to be minor in nature.The busy junction was closed for a period of time to allow a clean up process rake place but the area has since be reopened. No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img NewsBreaking newsTwo hospitalised in city centre crashBy admin – January 2, 2014 641 Twitter TAGSfeatured Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleFireworks continue with City of Culture resignationsNext articleCox’s formal response to City of Culture resignations admin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Renewed appeal in arson attack probe

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Police have renewed an appeal for information regarding an arson attack on the Urney Road area of Clady on Saturday 15th August, last year.The incident occurred at around 4am at a home which was under construction, causing extensive damage to the property.Enquiries are continuing and police are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101.You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGovernment committed to giving choice to Leaving Cert studentsNext articleAppeal over sheep theft News Highland center_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Renewed appeal in arson attack probe RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – February 17, 2021 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Digital mammography now at TRMC

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “With a digital mammography machine here at Troy Regional Medical Center, we are up to date with hospitals in Dothan, Montgomery and Birmingham. There is no reason to have to go anywhere else for this service.”Troy Regional Medical Center can accept work orders from physicians in other areas.Those who have doctors in other towns can request that their mammograms to be done at TRMC and the results made available to their physicians. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Digital mammogram services are now available at Troy Regional Medical Center.The digital mammogram machine was introduced to the community this week and already women are taking advantage of this technological advancement in women’s health care, said Michelle Fannin, radiology department manager.“Women from our area no longer have to travel for the latest technology in mammography,” Fannin said. 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 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 Print Article You Might Like Troy May sales tax numbers up from ‘09 The City of Troy saw an increase in sales tax revenues in June, compared to one year ago. The numbers,… read more Published 8:30 pm Friday, July 16, 2010 Skip Digital mammography now at TRMC Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson With traditional mammography, developing film takes time and, if an image is unclear and additional images have to be taken, the patient’s visit will be extended.“With digital mammography, if the image is unclear, the patient will be told right away and the image can be retaken,” said Haley Grant, TRMC mammography technician. “This can help reduce mammogram callbacks and stress on the patient. With a traditional mammogram, a patient exam will usually be 20 minutes or more. With the digital mammogram machine, we can have the patient in and out of the exam in five to 10 minutes.”Grant said the procedure for a mammogram is the same with the digital machine as with the traditional machine but it is more “patient friendly.”“The procedure is not as uncomfortable as with the traditional machine because the exam is much shorter,” she said.“We are proud to be able to offer this service to the women of the Pike County area. With the digital mammography machine, Troy Regional Medical Center is making huge strides in women’s health care in Pike County.” Fannin said the digital mammography machine uses compression and x-rays to image the breast but instead of capturing the image on film as with traditional mammography, the image is captured to a computer as a digital file.“Digital mammography provides a much clearer picture and is faster than film mammograms because there is no film to develop and the image can be sent immediately to the radiologist for viewing,” Fannin said.Once the mammogram images are in the computer, the radiologist can view them on a monitor, much as one would look at digital photos.On the computer, the radiologist can closely examine the images by zooming in, adjusting the image brightness, or changing the contrast, making all areas of the breast easier to see. If a patient’s doctor wants to consult a breast specialist about a patient’s mammogram, the digital image files can be electronically sent to other sites for examination. Latest Stories Email the authorlast_img read more

Johnson, Hightower photos captured the past for the future

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like 11-year-old wakeboarder Norman loves the sport Jake Norman speaks a language that not many 11 year old kids understand. Fakie, mobe, olé, off-axis spin, switchstance and… read more Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Both of these men documented everyday life and, by doing so, they captured a rapidly changing and disappearing agrarian society,” Metzger said. “The ‘Looking Through the Lens’ exhibition spans the 20th Century.”Because of the close kinship between Pike and Barbour counties, Metzger said the “moments in time” captured by these two photographers will strike a chord with many people in both counties and bring into focus the past for those too young to remember or to have known.Manuel Holman Johnson was born on a farm in Dale County in 1910. In 1935, while living in Troy and working for the Jitney Jungle, he married Ethel Jordan, from Midland City, who was a student at Troy State Teachers College. “Both Holman Johnson and his wife had grown up on the farm, so they both had an appreciation for the rural community,” Metzger said. “After Pearl Harbor was bombed, Johnson tried to enlist in the Army but was turned down because of some dental problems.”Johnson was a ham radio operator and was asked by the United States government to teach radio at the college.In 1944, Johnson was drafted into the U.S. Navy and finally had his chance to serve his country.“It was in the Navy that he became a photographer,” Metzger said. “When he came home from the Navy, he opened a photography business in Troy, a business that spanned nearly a half century, from 1946 until 1990.” A photograph is a moment frozen in time. And when those moments span 100 years, it’s incredible the stories they can tell, said Richard Metzger, executive director of the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy.“In October, we will celebrate the 100th year of the former Troy Post Office,” Metzger said. “The historic building now houses the Johnson Center for the Arts. And, to celebrate this milestone event, the Johnson Center is presenting the exhibit, ‘Looking Through the Lens: 100 Years of Photography.’”The exhibition celebrates the work of two South Alabama photographers, Holman Johnson, a professional photographer from Troy, and Draffus (D.L.) Hightower, an amateur photographer from Clayton. Johnson, Hightower photos captured the past for the future Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Skip By The Penny Hoarder The Holman Johnson photography exhibit is titled “Pike County and Beyond” and features Johnson’s work that includes scenes from Troy and its fringes.“The people and places in some of Holman Johnson’s photographs have not been identified and we are asking the public to provide us with any information they might have,” Metzger said. “So, in that sense, the Johnson exhibit is interactive.”Hightower’s exhibit is titled “To Remember a Vanishing World’ and the photographs were selected from those published in 2007 in the book by the same title.“D.L. Hightower was born in 1899 in Clayton where his family owned a Chevrolet dealership,” Metzger said. “As he traveled around Barbour and neighboring counties selling Chevrolet cars and trucks, he realized that the world he knew and loved was vanishing at a rapid pace. He knew that unless these people, places, events and activities were captured on film, they would be lost to future generations.”Hightower’s passion was to capture the agrarian culture of the rural South with his little black box lest it slip away and be all but forgotten.He used an ordinary Kodak box camera and little by little he froze moments in time.Like Johnson’s photography, Hightower’s “world” spans nearly a half-century from the early 1900s until 1965.“These two men captured the rural South, each in his own way,” Metzger said.“They preserved the past for all of us know and appreciate.”The exhibit continues through Nov. 13.“We encourage people of all ages to visit the Johnson Center and view the past through the lens of these two outstanding photographers,” Metzger said. “They have preserved the past for the future and we owe them a great debt of gratitude.” Published 12:01 am Saturday, August 21, 2010 Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Print Article 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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

‘Significant number’ of US crew still stuck on cruise ships, State Dept. says

first_imgaquatarkus/iStock(NEW YORK) — Twenty-seven-year-old Matthew Gordon is a performer on Holland America’s Volendam. Gordon is one of a “fairly significant number of U.S. citizen crew members” still stuck on cruise ships around the world, Ian Brownlee, the head of the State Department’s repatriation task force, told ABC News on Thursday.Due to restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic local governments “are simply refusing to allow the ships to come in and dock,” Brownlee explained.The Volendam is currently off the coast of the Bahamas and Gordon said the captain told employees this week it is likely the crew will be on board for up to another month.“As an American citizen, I should have the freedom to go home and spend this quarantine in my own home,” Gordon told ABC News.The State Department is working with governments where these ships are trying to dock so that U.S. citizens and others can get home, according to Brownlee.“We’re continuing to press to let these folks get off the ships,” Brownlee said. “In the meantime, they’re on board the ship where they’re being fed and taken care of by the cruise lines themselves.”Gordon called life aboard the Volendam “eerie” without guests — the casino, theater and dining room are now all virtually empty. His contract only entitled him pay through April 16.“A lot of people seem to think we’re on vacation, but this is not a fun, frivolous thing,” Gordon said.The Volendam has not been able to dock in Port Everglades since guests disembarked from its last cruise almost a month ago, according to a Holland America spokesperson.“We believe the ship will be able to come into Port Everglades this weekend for normal ship operations and provisioning,” the spokesperson told ABC News. “We are working to obtain permission to repatriate as many crewmembers as possible when the ship is in, and we will keep crew updated on board as to the status of this request.”On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it is monitoring 25 cruise ships anchored in U.S. waters with 18,900 crew members on board, 26 cruise ships moored in U.S. ports with 20,900 crew members on board, and eight cruise ships underway in U.S. waters with 8,300 crew members on board.Julia Melim from New York was one of seven U.S. citizens allowed to disembark Celebrity’s Infinity in Miami on Monday. Melim said they called themselves “the lucky seven.”Less than a month ago her fellow crewmember died after being medically evacuated from the Infinity. The U.S. Coast Guard said the employee was exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms.“it just really feels like being in a prison,” Melim said when asked about being quarantined on the ship. “We don’t have the full ability to communicate with the outside world, even with each other, because we’re all isolated in our cabins.”Melim is the first U.S. citizen to join a class-action lawsuit against Celebrity filed Tuesday on behalf of over a thousand Celebrity Cruises employees alleging the company failed to protect its crew members working aboard ships amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.“Celebrity egregiously failed to take even the most basic steps to protect its crew members from the rampant spread of coronavirus,” Michael Winkleman, a Miami-based maritime attorney, said in an interview with ABC News.The lawsuit claims that the cruise industry received an “early warning of how easily COVID-19 could spread on massive ocean liners” when the first cases were reported on Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess.From Feb. 7 to Feb. 23, the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases outside mainland China were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ship was placed under quarantine for more than two weeks in Yokohama, Japan.“Despite having notice that COVID-19 was and/or likely was present aboard the vessels,” the complaint alleges the company allowed its employees to attend crew parties aboard the ships, eat in buffet settings and mandated their participation in shipboard drills.When asked for comment, Celebrity Cruises said it does not comment on pending litigation.According to the CDC, over the last two months outbreaks on three cruise ships have caused more than 800 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States among passengers and crew, including 10 deaths.“COVID-19 on cruise ships poses a risk for rapid spread of disease, causing outbreaks in a vulnerable population, and aggressive efforts are required to contain spread,” the agency said.The CDC recommends that everyone should defer all cruise travel worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Purplebricks faces shareholder revolt on Thursday during AGM

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks faces shareholder revolt on Thursday during AGM previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks faces shareholder revolt on Thursday during AGMCity advisory firm says firm’s bonus scheme for its directors is too generous and should be voted down at the AGM this week.Nigel Lewis30th September 201901,220 Views A shareholder revolt is looming for Purplebricks after a leading City advisory service revealed it was unhappy at the generous bonus scheme rewarded to its directors.London-based advisory service Institutional Investor Services (ISS) has urged stockholders to vote against the financial section of Purplebricks’ 2019 Annual Report, which was due to be rubber stamped on Thursday this week at the offices of its City PR firm Buchanan Communications on Cheapside.ISS says it is unhappy that the company’s performance share plans for its senior directors are not tied closely enough to “performance hurdles” and vest too soon.Purplebricks released a statement to the media over the weekend rebutting the claims by ISS, saying that the hybrid agency needed to “attract and retain” the best-quality individuals and that its executives are “not especially well paid”.Axel SpringerPurplebricks’ investors have been quiet so far about their voting intentions on Thursday, including major players such as Axel Springer, Woodford Investments, Meridian Global Investors and Paul Pindar, who helped finance the firm during its early start-up phase.How the City reacts to the announcement to the news of a potential investor revolt will be revealed during today’s share trading.The Purplebricks share price has been recovering in recent weeks after crashing to an all-time low of 90p a share in May. On Friday it closed at £1.11 a share but still a fifth of its peak 2017 price of £5.13.Property industry PLCs have witnessed several shareholder revolts including, recently, Foxtons and Countrywide.purplebricks agm purplebricks annual report directors bonus schemes directors remuneration Purplebricks Countrywide Foxtons September 30, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more