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The Welch House / The Manser Practice

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Isle of Wight, United Kingdom “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeThe Manser PracticeOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesIsle of Wight3D ModelingUnited KingdomPublished on April 18, 2012Cite: “The Welch House / The Manser Practice” 18 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?韦尔奇住宅 / The Manser Practice是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream The Welch House / The Manser Practice Houses Photographs:  Morley von SternbergText description provided by the architects. The client, for whom we had previously designed a house in Nevada, wanted a modern four bedroom family house with large open plan living area, using the dramatic seaside site. There was a requirement to keep the cost of the house as low as reasonably possible. Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkSkylightsKalwall®Kalwall in Heathrow Airport Terminal 4The house was designed to replace an existing shack on a steeply sloping site on a wooded foreshore. Ground conditions are notoriously unstable with blue slippery clay with rotating shelves underground. Foundations needed to be deeply piled and retained with soil nails and an early decision was to create a flat stable platform for a simple ‘box’ house raised on legs above the ground. This allowed for the simplest possible below ground solution, reduced the area of house that ‘touched’ the ground, avoided the need for complex and expensive multi level changes within the house whilst raising it ‘tree house’ like amongst the trees. Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergAn initial design with the building on steel framed legs proved too expensive so a compact tear shaped concrete tube was created on 30m deep piles with 30m long raking soil nails containing utility room and shower room on top of which was placed a simple steel framed two storey box. This contains, on the ground floor, the entrance and the bedrooms and on the first floor, a study and the living / kitchen area. Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergThe building is clad in cement particle board rain screen cladding painted with a marine high gloss enamel. The whole building is designed on a 1200 x 1200 x 1200 grid. Additional Information Save this picture!© Morley von SternbergAfter a protracted planning application process (3 years) involving research on the site going back to the middle of the 19th Century and negotiations with the Environment Agency the problems of physical construction on site were addressed with the complex concrete construction below ground, tying the building into the more stable bedrock 30m below ground level, and difficult access. The building is designed to have a small as possible physical footprint on the ground and for the house itself to appear to float within the trees as a simple, polished black box. Internally finishes are clean, simple and economic. For reasons of economy all glazing is fixed and ventilation and cross ventilation is provided by a series of floor level opening panels and roof lights. The lightweight steel and timber two storey ‘box’ of the house is roofed using timber self spanning insulated panels (SIPS) and the cladding to the building gives gentle reflections of all the enveloping surrounding trees. The construction time, including ground works, was 18 months.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessRe-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz and …ArticlesWhat Makes it GREEN? – Live Jury Interviews, Winners Announcement, and ReceptionArticles Share Projects The Welch House / The Manser PracticeSave this projectSaveThe Welch House / The Manser Practice United Kingdom Architects: The Manser Practice Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Morley von Sternberg+ 14 Sharelast_img read more

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La Garita House / Arkosis

first_img Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project La Garita House / ArkosisSave this projectSaveLa Garita House / Arkosis Year:  Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Costa Rica 2019 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Roberto D´Ambrosio+ 32Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Architects: Arkosis Area Area of this architecture project Houses La Garita House / Arkosis Manufacturers: Amanco, H&M, Hermanos Seas, METALCO, PedregalCollaborators:Karen Fernández, Cristian AlvarezElectromechanical Engineering:Stephanie BadillaArchitect In Charge:Iván Delgado SalazarCity:La GaritaCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausText description provided by the architects. A young couple faced with the decision to buy an apartment in the areas close to their work, that would have cost them twice as much for a third of the size of this house, were drawn towards the solution of living a little further away and being linked to the smaller population centres of La Garita and Atenas instead. This location puts in relevance the constructive traditions of these old towns and their strong relationship with their rural and natural borders. In this sense, the house is considered an extension of the shade of the trees that border the ravine, which also defines the limit of the terrain. Stones, reeds and a small bridge are used as well, associated with the bodies of water of the location.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioAlso, ornamental clay bricks that appear in traditional houses and walls are used, in order to make a neutral facade linked to the local infrastructure, in opposition to other new houses of the residential area, which tend to compete with each other in flamboyance. This wall is used to mitigate the elongated orientation to the east (in a village with high temperatures) indisputable by the geometry of the terrain. The wall is also separated from the house to create a mattress of air and water in between (fed by rainwater collectors).Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioThe roof is placed on the walls as a single plane manipulated according to clear folding rules, which configures the space in its upper plane in a direct and uncomplicated manner. The separation between the top of the walls and the ceiling is left open in a similar way to the interstitial space of the vernacular houses where the children used to play. In this area associated with privacy, security and recreation, some spaces for personal use are created.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioSave this picture!Axonometric ViewOn the west side of the house that faces a barrier of trees, the roof is elevated in order to reveal a view of the treetops, but when necessary, reed gates are used as an organic mass that opposes the sun rays that manage to filter through the trees. When opening these gates completely, the house is integrated with the small terrace, the patio and the ravine.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioIn summary, this house achieves to meet the expectations of a Costa Rican middle-class couple largely affected by the discrepancy between their aspirations and their economic capacity, creating more quality space with less material and lower costs.Save this picture!© Roberto D´AmbrosioProject gallerySee allShow lessQuetzal Bar / PartisansSelected ProjectsGrid House / Studio Guilherme TorresSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•La Garita, Costa Rica CopyAbout this officeArkosisOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa GaritaCosta RicaPublished on May 02, 2019Cite: “La Garita House / Arkosis” [Casa en La Garita / Arkosis] 02 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Strategy Unit report is largely welcomed

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 September 2002 | News The Strategy Unit has reported its recommendations on overhauling the 400-year-old law on charity in England and Wales.The Strategy Unit report on the legal and regulatory framework of thenon-profit sector is an impressive and thought-provoking document. In CAF’sview, the report raises a number of fundamental issues all of which areimportant for the future of charities and voluntary organisations.CAF will be consulting widely and will be issuing clear statements as to itsviews on a variety of proposals highlighted in the report. For example, CAFwill produce a detailed response on accountability and transparency withinthe sector, the potential role of social enterprises and communitybusinesses and the legal statutes surrounding this activity and the futurerole of the Charity Commission – amongst other subjects. CAF will play afull role in the consultation period and will be looking to takeinitiatives, with other bodies, to push forward the agenda. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Strategy Unit review provides the voluntary sector with an agenda foraction, and there are a number of areas that require greater consideration.CAF will be at the forefront in tackling these in the near future.Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for VoluntaryOrganisations (NCVO) said today: ‘It is a great boost for the charity sectorthat the Government’s Strategy Unit has decided to move in favour of auniversal public benefit test and robust reform of the Charity Commission.The National Council for Voluntary Organisations believes that it isessential, in the interest of preserving public trust and confidence incharities, that these recommendations are enacted through a new Charity Billin next years’ Queen’s speech.’ ‘It is long overdue that all organisations that wish to become charities aswell as all those already in possession of charitable status should have todemonstrate the public benefit they provide. Equally significant is theproposed creation of a Charity Regulation Authority, which will remove theambiguity surrounding the Charity Commission’s current dual roles as bothregulator and advisor.’‘The Government’s Strategy Unit has taken the first step today in updatingour antiquated charity law. This process must not be allowed to stall. Weneed a new Charity Bill that introduces a universal public benefit test andreforms the role of the Charity Commission in next years’ Queen’s speech.Simplifying the legal definition in this way will clarify the very meaningof charity and in doing so protect public confidence in the voluntarysector.’Presently, no universal test of a charity’s public benefit isdemanded by English charity law, which dates back over 400 years. Instead,this quality is generally presumed to exist in religious organisations andin organisations that promote education or the relief of poverty.NCVO will bring further pressure to bear on the Government to enshrine theStrategy Unit’s recommendations in legislation with the launch of itscampaign for a Charity Bill in the 2003 Queen’s speech. The campaign will belaunched at NCVO’s Fringe Meeting ‘Labour’s second term – a new dawn forcharities’ being held at the Labour party conference on the 2nd of Octoberwhich is to be addressed by Paul Boateng MP.NCVO has already assembled a Charity Law Experts Group which will hold itfirst meeting on the 8th October to discuss the details of appropriatelegislation. The Group will be chaired by Lady Winifred Tumim. Lady Tumimpreviously chaired the NCVO Charity Law Reform Advisory Group, which arguedfor a public benefit test for charities and produced the report ‘For thePublic Benefit?’. The wait has been worth it!Private Action, Public BenefitReport by the Strategy Unit of the Cabinet Office on Å’Charities and theWider Not-For-Profit Sector¹.This remarkable report sets out the most comprehensive, thorough andauthoritative programme of reform for charity law and practice in thelifetime of any of its readers ­ and it comes with a strong commitment toimplementation, including new legislation.The Directory of Social Change, as a major provider of information andsupport for voluntary organisations, strongly welcomes the recommendationsas a a whole, as well as most of those in specific areas in which DSC hasbeen campaigning for changeThree reforms stand out.Public benefitThe proposed new requirement that all charities should show that they arefor public benefit is hugely important. The fact that many charities havenot been Å’charitable¹ at all in the usual sense of the word has been ablight on the sector for many years, serving to damage the public¹s viewthat charity should be there to help those in need.The call for change is put in forthright terms: Å’Charities which chargelarge fees for their services, thereby excluding a substantial part of thepopulation, will need to demonstrate how their activities have a publiccharacter¹. The report endorses the following tests, among others:o ‘Charges should be reasonable and should not exclude a substantialproportion of the beneficiary classo the service provided should not cater only for the financially welloff. ‘DSC expects that this change will affect not just public schools but alsoquite a number of large private hospitals and clinics, as well asorganisations in other fields.Charity RegistrationThe Directory of Social Change has been campaigning against the presentprocedures for registration, arguing that they have been made so demandingthat they have become a deterrent to small local groups trying to gettogether to do good on a small scale.DSC therefore welcomes the proposal that charities with an income of lessthan £10,000 a year should no longer be registered. This means that 90,000charities with annual incomes of less than £10,000 will no longer beregistered but, as Small Charities, will still have access to the same taxrelief as registered charities.For new organisations, the report has accepted DSC¹s view that thatregistration is a right for appropriate applicants, and is not dependent onthe Commission¹s views on the viability of their proposed activities.Legal forms for charitiesThe present system where most charities that are big enough to employ staffhave to become limited companies, subject to company as well as charity law,has been a source of constant confusion. The radical proposals for a newlegal form, the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), with similarproposals for mutual organisations and social enterprises or communitybusinesses, will end most of this.CampaigningThe report calls for clearer and more liberal rules on a charity¹s right tocampaign on behalf of its beneficiaries. This is badly needed as the presentsituation is unclear and a number of organisations, seen as whollycharitable by the public, have been refused charitable status.The government is consulting this autumn on the implementation of thereport. The Directory of Social change will be consulting with a number ofpeople including trustees, staff and others, to offer a wholly independentresponse. A note on what it sees as issues needing further attention will beplaced shortly on the DSC web site ( and anyone interested in isinvited to contribute to this work, by Email or telephone.COMMENT FROM KINGSTON SMITH’S NOT FOR PROFIT GROUP ON THE STRATEGY UNIT REPORT Private Action, Public Benefit The long awaited Strategy Unit Report (formerly the Performance and Innovation Unit) was published yesterday (September 25, 2002) entitled Private Action, Public Benefit. The Report which runs to some 97 pages starts by analysing the size and shape of the charitable and wider not-for-profit sector. One of the interesting statistics from this section of the Report would indicate that surprisingly enough the number of not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales per thousand of population is slightly below average and countries like Denmark, France, the US and Italy all have higher percentages. The Report tells us that the Government’s strategy for the sector has four main strands: Helping charities and other not-for-profit organisations play a bigger role in revitalising communities and empowering citizens; Encouraging public support for the sector; Helping the sector to become more effective and efficient; and, Enabling the sector to become a more active partner with Government in shaping policy and delivery. One step to achieving that strategy is to reform the legal framework by producing a modern approach for charities. The existing charitable purposes which have effectively been with us since 1601 and covered the relief of poverty, advancement of education, advancement of religion and other purposes beneficial to the community, will be replaced by ten new purposes: Prevention and relief of poverty; The advancement of education; The advancement of religion; The advancement of health; Social community advancement; The advancement of culture, arts and heritage; The advancement of amateur sport; The promotion of human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation; The advancement of environmental protection and improvement; and, Other purposes beneficial to the community. Much of this is not very surprising but the emphasis for charitable purpose will be on public benefit. The Report states that public benefit has always been presumed to be present for organisations involved in the relief of poverty and the advancement of education or religion, unless there is evidence to the contrary. And for charities with objects that fall under ‘other purposes beneficial to the community’, the concept of public benefit has to be demonstrated unless it is self-evident. However, the Report states charities cannot be wholly exonerated from the public benefit requirement on presumption. All institutions if they are to have charitable status must be demonstrably established for the public benefit. A number of charitable sector groupings have been concerned about their future status as charities since the Charity Commission started reviewing the Register. The Report states that animal health and welfare will continue to be included under ‘other purposes beneficial to the community’. In regard to the advancement of religion it is proposed that legislation introducing change to clarify that faiths that are multi-deity (such as Hinduism), or non-deity (such as some types of Buddhism) should also qualify under this charitable head. However, it is unlikely that private education will receive such favourable terms! The Report says that those charities that charge fees that are not affordable to large sections of the population, unless they make significant provision for those who cannot pay full fees, may not fall within the public benefit criteria and thus would be excluded as being a charity. It is proposed that the Charity Commission will identify charities likely to charge high fees and undertake a rolling programme to check that provision is made for wider access. However, to be included within the definition of charity would be those organisations that emphasise on campaigning, provided that it is of a non-party political nature. The Report then goes on to outline a number of proposals to make the day to day operations of the charities more efficient and reform the legal framework in which those charities operate. There is a recommendation that charity law be amended to allow charities to undertake all trading within the charity without the need for a trading company. There will be certain duties of care that the Trustees will need to take in this regard, however, it should increase the transparency by comparing the economic benefits of the trade with other forms of income generation that the charity undertakes. The Report recommends that the audit threshold should be increased for charities with income between £250,000 per annum and £1million per annum. The Independent Examination requirement will therefore apply to all charities with income between £10,000 and £1million. Another recommendation is that the Charity Commission should provide specific advice to facilitate mergers possibly by creating a dedicated internal unit. The Report proposes a range of recommendations to reform the legal framework of the sector: The creation of a new legal form for social enterprises called the ‘Community Interest Company’, which would protect assets against distribution to members or shareholders whilst creating a strong new not-for-profit brand for small scale community based social entrepreneurs; A revamping of the Industrial & Provident Society legislation to modernise it and rename such organisations operating within the legislation as Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies; and, The creation of a new legal form called a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’ which will replace the existing ‘Companies Limited by Guarantee’. The Report also discussed the building of public trust and confidence and supporting the sector in improving performance and suggests that for charities with income of over £1million they should complete an annual Standard Information Return which will highlight qualitative and quantitative information about the charity, focusing on how it sets it objectives and measures its outcome against these. It also suggests that the Charities SORP should be amended to improve methods for apportioning costs and expenditure, enabling more meaningful financial comparisons between organisations to be made. As anticipated, but surprisingly little in detail, the Report looked at better regulation of fundraising. It recommended that a new fundraising body should be established to develop a self-regulatory initiative. The body would be self financing and would be based on a new voluntary code of practice designed to promote good practice in fundraising and to raise awareness of the sector’s commitment to good practice among the general public. However, the Report does recommend that the Home Secretary should be given the power to introduce statutory regulations if he considers self-regulation is ineffective or inadequate! Finally the Report looked in detail at the role of the Charity Commission and its regulation of the sector. The main recommendation was that the Charity Commission should continue to operate at arms length from Government and that it should become a statutory corporation and be renamed the ‘Charity Regulation Authority’. As stated in the foreword by the Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Report is issued as a consultation document and the sector will have time over the next three months to comment and analyse on the proposals. The Home Office’s Active Community Unit (ACU) will publish a paper next year setting out the Government’s next step and strategy for the sector as a whole. It will also set out an implementation plan for the recommendations arising from this Report. Many of the recommendations could only be implemented by primary legislation and it is intended that necessary legislation will be included in a Home Office Bill. While the Report was worth waiting for, it is probably not as far reaching in comparison to the time it has taken to produce the Report. However, the sector will benefit from the recommendations. The jury is still out though on whether actioning all the recommendations will have a material effect on the public’s trust and confidence in the sector. Strategy Unit report is largely welcomed About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. 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Zimbabue y la muerte de Cecil

first_imgEditorial de Workers World-Mundo ObreroHa tomado la matanza ilegal y cruel el 1º de julio de un querido león llamado Cecil por un estereotípico y arrogante cazador de “trofeos” estadounidense para poner a Zimbabue de nuevo en las noticias.  El dentista Walter Palmer de Minnesota pagó 55.000 dólares debajo de la mesa para tentar al león fuera de su refugio en un parque nacional donde él pudiera matarlo con un potente arco de alta tecnología. La magnífica bestia nunca tuvo oportunidad de salvarse.  El gobierno de Zimbabue ha exigido la extradición de Palmer para ser juzgado por su comportamiento criminal.Hay que recordar que Zimbabue se llamaba “Rhodesia” por el explorador y colonialista británico Cecil Rhodes.  Fue uno de los últimos países bajo dominio colonial blanco y racista en África, hasta que fue liberado en 1980 por la Unión Nacional Africana de Zimbabue de Robert Mugabe.El control de los colonos blancos continuó sobre gran parte de la economía, hasta que el gobierno de Zimbabue a partir de 2000, emprendió un programa de reforma agraria en la que las tierras más ricas de cultivo – monopolizadas por sólo 4.000 descendientes de colonos que las habían robado violentamente a principios de los 1900 – fueron entregadas a los veteranos africanos de la guerra de independencia.  Brutalmente atacada en los medios de comunicación occidentales de la época que predijeron el colapso de la economía de Zimbabue, la reforma agraria finalmente produjo una gran mejora en la producción agrícola y la vida rural.Las tomas de tierra fueron demasiado para la “comunidad internacional” – las clases dominantes imperialistas estadounidenses y europeas – que diseñaron una serie de sanciones contra Zimbabue y sus líderes que se suponía iban a derrocar al gobierno.La buena noticia es que las sanciones no funcionaron.  Al principio, la economía fue entorpecida, y los ingenieros de cambio de régimen creyeron que pronto estarían de vuelta controlando el país.  Pero algo sucedió en 2008 que puso al país de nuevo en el camino hacia el desarrollo.  Justo cuando las economías occidentales estaban cayendo por el precipicio con el colapso financiero de ese año, la economía de Zimbabue comenzó de nuevo a crecer.Parte de la razón, además de la reforma agraria, es que la República de Zimbabue y China Popular comenzaron una relación más estrecha y negociaron una serie de acuerdos económicos que están mejorando enormemente la infraestructura de este país tan abusado.Un titular acusador en un periódico imperialista británico hace dos años lo decía todo: “Zimbabue está en auge pero su futuro está en manos chinas — la disposición de China para hacer negocios con Robert Mugabe es una burla a las sanciones del Occidente”.  (The Telegraph, 1º de agosto, 2013)El año pasado, según el periódico principal de Zimbabue, el país africano y China “firmaron nuevos acuerdos históricos que verán al gigante global emergente de Asia proporcionar apoyo financiero a los muy necesitados facilitadores económicos en sectores críticos que incluyen energía, carreteras, red ferroviaria nacional, telecomunicaciones, agricultura y turismo como parte de la Agenda de Zimbabue para la Transformación Sostenible Socio-Económica”.  (The Herald, 26 de agosto 2014)El artículo destacó que “contrariamente a los informes de los medios de comunicación de que Zimbabue aseguraría la financiación de los proyectos acordados con minerales, el hecho es que no hay activos del subsuelo utilizados para asegurar los compromisos”.  El acuerdo fue entre los gobiernos de China y Zimbabue, y fortalecerá las instituciones estatales en ese país africano.Un despreciable cazador de Minnesota pudo haber tenido éxito en matar a un león muy querido que simbolizaba el orgullo nacional del país, pero el pueblo de Zimbabue está avanzando con orgullo, construyendo una economía y una nación que no va a inclinarse ante los dictados de los bancos y las corporaciones imperialistas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Church criticised for ‘too many Traveller weddings’ in County Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Email Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Twitter Advertisement NewsLocal NewsChurch criticised for ‘too many Traveller weddings’ in County LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 11, 2016 2981 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Councillors told to look at bigger picture Previous articleMolly Martens denies killing Limerick man Jason CorbettNext articleNora is back on the election trail in Limerick Alan Jacques Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick Traveller CommunityRathkealeSinn FeinSuperintendent Tom O’Connor Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Catholic Church has been criticised for “over accommodating” the Traveller community in Rathkeale with “lavish and expensive” weddings at Christmastime.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale district meeting, Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary said that between 20 and 25 Traveller weddings had taken place in the West Limerick town during the festive season last year.He hit out at the Catholic Church for allowing so many big weddings to take place over such a short period of time, bringing an influx of an extra 3,000 people into the town during Christmas.“Multiples of thousands are spent on these big, lavish weddings with horse drawn carriages. Yet the same people claim they have no income and there is absolutely no scrutiny or investigation of this — they just cast a blind eye,” Cllr Keary claimed.Sinn Fein councillor Ciara McMahon agreed that more needed to be done in Rathkeale. She said the lavish weddings, as seen on Channel 4 documentary series ‘Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’, had become a “spectator sport” in the town.“I know people who travel from different parts of the county to come and see the big cars and the big spectacle in Rathkeale when the weddings are on,” she added.Cllr Keary claimed “the will is not there” to tackle the problem and he also criticised Limerick City and County Council for not enforcing its bye-laws. He said that 338 caravans were illegally parked in 69 locations around Rathkeale on December 31 last.An array of Mercedes, Range Rovers, BMWs and a variety of SUVs were also parked around the towns at weddings last month.Garda Superintendent Tom O’Connor told council members that 30 vehicles, under the control of young drivers, were confiscated during the Christmas period in Rathkeale. There were also 28 arrests for public order offences.He said the Garda area plan implemented over the festive season was a success, despite a Garda being knocked down in one incident. He also suggested that CCTV cameras would act as a deterrent in the town in the future.Cllr Keary insisted that cars seized by Gardaí should be crushed.“The reality is that these blackguards are an accident waiting to happen. There will be fatalities. They are driving up and down the road at 180 miles an hour.”Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan said the situation could only be rectified with new legislation and cooperation of other agencies. He called on the council to write to the Minister of Justice to express their views. Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector last_img read more

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Payoneer to Become Publicly Traded Company Through Combination With FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corporation

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Facebook NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Payoneer Inc. (“Payoneer”), the global payment and commerce-enabling platform which powers growth for millions of digital businesses worldwide, and FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FTOCU ) (“FTOC”), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of reorganization (the “Reorganization”). Upon closing of the reorganization, the newly created holding company will be renamed Payoneer Global Inc. and the combined company (the “Company”) will operate as Payoneer, a U.S. publicly listed entity. The Company is expected to have an implied estimated enterprise value of approximately $3.3 billion at closing, based on current assumptions. Payoneer’s management team will continue to lead the Company. Payoneer has been backed by investments from TCV, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), Viola Ventures, Wellington Management, Nyca Partners, Temasek and more. Payoneer’s mission is to democratize access to financial services and drive growth for digital businesses of all sizes from around the world. Payoneer was founded on the basis that technology and the internet were transforming commerce and making it possible for anyone anywhere to build and grow a digital business. Over the past 15 years, Payoneer has built a broad ecosystem that connects marketplaces, sellers, freelancers, gig workers, manufacturers, banks, suppliers, buyers and more into an integrated global platform. Payoneer’s secure, regulated platform offers a global, multi-currency account to businesses of any size around the world, enabling them to pay and get paid globally as easily as they do locally. Building upon its meaningful brand, recognized and trusted by businesses all over the world, Payoneer has expanded its services to empower businesses to grow globally. Payoneer services include: Marketplace Payments; B2B Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable; Merchant Services; Working Capital; and Risk and Compliance Services. “Technology is transforming commerce globally, bringing down borders and making it possible for entrepreneurs from all over the world to build a digital business,” said Scott Galit, Chief Executive Officer of Payoneer. “This new way of doing business requires a global financial platform built for the digital age. Payoneer’s purpose-built platform provides global connectivity with localized capabilities, layered on top of a robust and scalable compliance, risk and regulatory infrastructure. We are incredibly excited about the opportunity ahead and believe that our leading global platform, brand, product suite, and network create significant and sustainable competitive advantages, and that our multi-pronged growth strategy will deliver strong growth for years to come. We are thrilled to partner with Betsy Cohen and the FTOC team and are confident that we will benefit from their significant industry expertise as we embark on our journey as a public company.” Betsy Z. Cohen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., said, “Payoneer is at the forefront of the rapid, global shift to digital commerce across all sectors. Its innovative and unique high-tech, high-touch platform positions Payoneer at the epicenter of some of the most powerful and enduring trends driving global commerce today. Its proven ability to facilitate the overall growth of e-commerce through capabilities such as B2B payment digitization, global risk and compliance infrastructure, and the enablement for SMBs to rapidly grow and scale sets Payoneer apart. I couldn’t be more excited about this transaction which will allow this talented team to accelerate their growth strategy and continue to democratize access to global commerce.” Reorganization Summary The Reorganization reflects an implied enterprise value at closing of approximately $3.3 billion, representing a 7.6x multiple of 2021 expected revenue of $432 million. The cash component of the purchase price to be paid to the equity holders of Payoneer is expected to be funded by FTOC’s cash in trust (minus any redemptions by FTOC’s existing public stockholders), as well as by a $300 million private placement. The balance of the consideration payable to the existing Payoneer equity holders will consist of shares of common stock of the Company. Following the Reorganization, the Company is expected to have up to $563 million in cash, offering significant capital flexibility for continued organic and inorganic growth. Existing Payoneer equity holders have the potential to receive an earnout of additional shares of common stock if certain stock price targets are met as set forth in the reorganization agreement, and they will remain the largest investors by rolling over significant equity into the Company. The Reorganization has been unanimously approved by the boards of both Payoneer and FTOC. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2021, subject to approval by the stockholders of FTOC, the effectiveness of a registration statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the transaction, the completion of any required regulatory procedures, including any required approvals under applicable money transmitter laws, and other customary closing conditions. Additional information about the transaction, including a copy of the reorganization agreement, will be provided in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by FTOC with the SEC and available at In addition, Payoneer Global Inc. intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC, which will include a proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus, and will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Advisors Financial Technology Partners is serving as exclusive financial and capital markets advisor to Payoneer. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is serving as legal counsel to Payoneer and Paul Hastings is serving as regulatory counsel to Payoneer. PwC is serving as Payoneer’s auditors. Citi and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are serving as financial and capital markets advisors to FTOC, Cantor Fitzgerald is serving as capital markets advisor to FTOC, and Morgan Lewis is serving as legal counsel to FTOC. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Citi are serving as placement agents on the PIPE. Webcast Information A webcast presentation hosted by FTOC and Payoneer can be found at the following link: About FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. is a blank-check company led by Betsy Z. Cohen as Chairman of the Board and Ryan M. Gilbert as President and Chief Executive Officer formed for the purpose of acquiring or merging with one or more technology and financial services technology companies. About Payoneer Payoneer’s mission is to empower businesses to go beyond – beyond borders, limits and expectations. In today’s digital world, Payoneer enables any business, of any size, from anywhere to access new economic opportunities by making it possible to transact as easily globally as they do locally. Payoneer’s digital platform streamlines global commerce for millions of small businesses, marketplaces and enterprises from 190+ countries and territories. Leveraging its robust technology, compliance, operations and banking infrastructure, Payoneer delivers a suite of services that includes cross-border payments, working capital, tax solutions, risk management and payment orchestration for merchants. Powering growth for customers ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading digital brands like Airbnb, Amazon, Google, Upwork and Walmart, Payoneer makes global commerce easy and secure. Founded in 2005, Payoneer is profitable and has a team based all around the world. Payoneer – one world, one platform, endless opportunity. Important Information and Where to Find It In connection with the proposed Reorganization between Payoneer and FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., Payoneer Global Inc. intends to file with the SEC a preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and will mail a definitive proxy statement / prospectus and other relevant documentation to FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. stockholders. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed Reorganization. It is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the proposed Reorganization. FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and any amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement / prospectus in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the extraordinary general meeting to be held to approve the transactions contemplated by the proposed Reorganization because these materials will contain important information about Payoneer, FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. and the proposed transactions. The definitive proxy statement / prospectus will be mailed to FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed Reorganization when it becomes available. Stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and the definitive proxy statement / prospectus once they are available, without charge, at the SEC’s website at or by directing a request to: FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., 2929 Arch Street, Suite 1703, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104. Participants in the Solicitation Payoneer and FTOC, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the potential transaction described in this press release under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of FTOC is set forth in FTOC’s Prospectus dated August 25, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 26, 2020. Information regarding other persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the stockholders in connection with the potential transaction and a description of their interests will be set forth in the proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Non-Solicitation This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of FTOC or Payoneer, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes, and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of FTOC and Payoneer may be considered, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or FTOC’s, Payoneer’s or the Company’s future financial or operating performance. For example, projections of future Volume, Revenue, Transaction Profit, and Operating Income are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by FTOC and its management, and Payoneer and its management, as the case may be, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Reorganization; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against FTOC, Payoneer, the combined Company or others following the announcement of the Reorganization and any definitive agreements with respect thereto; (3) the inability to complete the Reorganization due to the failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of FTOC, to obtain financing to complete the Reorganization or to satisfy other conditions to closing; (4) changes to the proposed structure of the Reorganization that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the Reorganization; (5) the ability to meet applicable listing standards following the consummation of the Reorganization; (6) the risk that the Reorganization disrupts current plans and operations of Payoneer as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Reorganization; (7) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Reorganization, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; (8) costs related to the Reorganization; (9) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (10) the possibility that Payoneer or the combined Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors; (11) Payoneer’s estimates of its financial performance; and (12) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in FTOC’s Prospectus dated August 25, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 26, 2020, the section entitled “Risk Factors” in FTOC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020, as well as any further risks and uncertainties to be contained in the proxy statement filed after the date hereof. Nothing in this press release should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Neither FTOC nor Payoneer nor the Company undertakes any duty to update these forward-looking statements. View source version on CONTACT: Investor and Media: Jed Hamilton [email protected]  KEYWORD: PENNSYLVANIA NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE NETWORKS BANKING SOURCE: Payoneer Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Fannie Mae Targets Non-Profits With Delinquent Pool

first_img  Print This Post Fannie Mae Targets Non-Profits With Delinquent Pool Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily “Selling severely delinquent loans can benefit communities and reduce risk for taxpayers.  We will continue to structure pool sales to encourage participation from non-profits and minority- and women-owned businesses.”Joy Cianci, Fannie Mae Share Save April 13, 2016 1,218 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Targets Non-Profits With Delinquent Pool Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago “The non-performing loans that are included in today’s sale announcement have been previously solicited for loss mitigation opportunities by Fannie Mae servicers, but they unfortunately remain seriously delinquent. We believe other investors will offer additional opportunities for these borrowers to avoid foreclosure. We are also pleased to build on the success of our Community Impact Pool sales,” said Joy Cianci, Fannie Mae’s SVP for Single Family Credit Portfolio Management. “Selling severely delinquent loans can benefit communities and reduce risk for taxpayers.  We will continue to structure pool sales to encourage participation from non-profits and minority- and women-owned businesses.”Agency NPL sales practices have come under intense criticism recently from progressive groups and housing advocates who claim that the Wall Street investors and private equity firms that buy up a majority of the delinquent loans are interested only in financially benefiting from the foreclosure crisis and not in stabilizing neighborhoods or achieving the best borrower outcomes. A coalition is currently circulating a petition demanding that HUD Secretary Julián Castro reform HUD’s distressed loan sale program to require the loans to be sold to non-profits.Both FHFA and HUD have made changes to their respective distressed loan sale programs in the last year aimed at improving borrower outcomes. FHFA announced enhanced requirements for bidders in Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s NPL sales in March 2015. Among other requirements, the terms of Fannie Mae’s NPL transactions require the owner of the loan to market the property exclusively to owner-occupants and non-profits before offering it to investors when foreclosure cannot be avoided.Click here for more information on Fannie Mae’s NPL sales or to register to bid. Previous: ALAW Expands Into North Carolina Next: Republicans’ Assault on Dodd-Frank Continues Tagged with: Community Impact Pool Deeply Delinquent Loans Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loans Non-Profits Community Impact Pool Deeply Delinquent Loans Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loans Non-Profits 2016-04-13 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing advocates have been calling for government agencies to sell more non-performing mortgage loans to non-profits. With the announcement of Fannie Mae’s latest non-performing loan (NPL) auction, they are partially getting their wish.Fannie Mae’s latest NPL auction includes a smaller pool of geographically-concentrated, high occupancy loans marketed to encourage participation from non-profits, smaller investors, and minority- and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), according to an announcement from Fannie Mae.The NPL sale includes four larger pools of loans with a combined 8,200 deeply delinquent single-family residential mortgage loans totaling approximately $1.5 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB). The sale also includes a smaller Community Impact Pool featuring 80 non-performing loans focused in the Miami, Florida area, totaling about $20 million in UPB, available to qualified bidders.Community Impact Pools are targeted to include participation from non-profits, smaller investors, and MWOBs. The Community Impact Pool up for bids is the third being offered by Fannie Mae since it began selling non-performing loans last year; the winner of both of the previous two Community Impact Pools was non-profit New Jersey Community Capital.Bids are due from qualifying bidders for the four larger pools on May 5 and for the Community Impact Pool on May 19, according to Fannie Mae. Subscribelast_img read more

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Coley among featured songwriters at TAC event

first_imgLatest Stories Singer-songwriter John Ford Coley jokes that he has been around such a long time that Moses was not a prophet when he started writing songs. Coley will be one of three singer-song writers that will be featured in the Troy Arts Council’s “The Heart Behind the Music” Songwriter’s Showcase Friday night at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University. Joining Coley will be Lenny LeBlanc and Marty Raybon, both Alabama residents living in the music-rich part of the state, Muscle Shoals. Conley is home in Nashville. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Generosity makes Red Kettle effort a success The 2016 Red Kettle season was a successful one for the Pike County Salvation Army in Troy. The annual fundraising… read more Next UpColey said writing songs is much like sitting around a campfire, smoking cigars and sharing stories. “Music comes out of that,” he said. Coley’s song have been described as the kind of songs that transport listeners to a certain time period or give them a special feeling.Coley said his music comes from the heart and he enjoys the music of other songwriters and appreciates the opportunity to participate in songwriter’s showcases. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I like sharing the stories behind my songs and hearing the stories of other songwriters,” he said. “I’m looking forward to being in Troy and on stage with Lenny and Marty who are great singers and songwriters. “The showcases are a lot of fun and a showcase is always an enjoyable evening. We laugh a lot as we share the stories behind the songs. We joke around and that’s fun for us and the audience, too. Coley is classically trained. As a classical pianist, that classical element — a bit of Bach and Beethoven–can sometimes be detected in his music.“I can’t escape it,” he said, laughing. Coley said he always enjoys hanging around after the show and talking with members of the audience.  And, he’s always willing to give a few tips to aspiring songwriters.center_img Print Article Coley among featured songwriters at TAC event Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017 By The Penny Hoarder “I always like to encourage those who want to write music,” he said. “Writing music does come from the heart. We hope people will stay around for a while. We enjoy that part of the show.”“The Heart Behind the Music” Songwriter’s Showcase is a great opportunity to hear about the story behind many hit songs and then see the songs performed, plus a chance to meet the artists.Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Crosby Theater. General admission tickets are $20 and $5 for students with an ID. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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Bodycam footage shows Texas police chief giving baby CPR

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A police chief in Texas is being praised for his quick thinking after bodycam footage captured him saving a baby who had stopped breathing.On Friday, Splendora Independent School District Police Chief Rex Evans was on patrol, driving from one school to another, just outside Houston, when a man and woman flagged him down, asking for help with their baby, according to ABC News affiliate in Houston.Footage from Evans’ bodycam showed him racing over to the stopped minivan, after pulling over his patrol car.“I need an ambulance … for a baby not breathing,” he could be heard saying on his radio. “CPR in progress.”On his bodycam, a woman, clearly in distress and crying, could be seen handing a swaddled baby, less than 2 weeks old, quickly over to the officer as the door to the parked minivan opened.“The baby was very discolored, eyes were rolled back,” Evans told the affiliate during an interview after the incident.Evans started compressions on the baby and lifted it forward after he saw liquid in the infant’s mouth and around his nose. Evans said that after he’d cleared the liquid, the baby began to breathe. He told ABC News Wednesday that he’d performed CPR on the infant for 1 minute and 24 seconds.“Come on, baby,” Evans could be heard saying as the baby started crying. “Come on, baby. It’s OK.”When the ambulance arrived, he updated rescue personnel on the baby’s status: “He’s breathing now. He wasn’t breathing when they stopped.”The baby was taken to a hospital, according to The mother and the baby are going to be OK, authorities said.“It was such a relief,” Evans said of the incident.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Atmospheric river brings record rain, snow to California

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The West Coast is feeling the effects of an atmospheric river, dumping record rain and snow from San Diego to San Francisco and Seattle.The top rainfall on Wednesday was 9.04 inches in Venado, California, north of Santa Rosa, while San Francisco set a daily record with 2.5 inches.Redding, California, received the most snow in the city in 31 years — 10 to 14 inches. The Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle, received 27 inches of snow.A huge plume of moisture aimed at California, called an atmospheric river, will continue to bring heavy rain and snow to Southern California on Thursday.Heavy snow is expected in the mountains, while flash flooding is possible Thursday morning and afternoon from San Diego to Los Angeles.The tropical moisture will spill into Arizona, where flash flooding is possible just north of Phoenix and into Tucson, by Thursday afternoon.Heavy rain will fall in Las Vegas as well, but significant flooding is unlikely. Heavy snow will fall in the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Meanwhile, a new storm system will move into the Pacific Northwest and bring more rain and snow to the area.By Friday, the atmospheric river will take a break and a new storm system from the north will bring more rain and snow for California and most of the West Coast.The unsettled weather will continue into the weekend for the West Coast and into the Rockies. Along the coast, an additional 4 inches of rain is possible locally, with several feet of snow falling from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Rockies.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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