Kew House / Piercy&Company

first_img United Kingdom Year:  2014 Projects ArchDaily Year:  Kew House / Piercy&CompanySave this projectSaveKew House / Piercy&Company Photographs Area:  3960 ft² Area:  3960 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Richmond, United Kingdom photographs:  Jack HobhousePhotographs:  Jack HobhouseSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Set within the Kew Green Conservation Area of south-west London, this four bedroom family house is formed of two pre-fabricated weathering steel volumes inserted behind a retained nineteenth century stable wall.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseFirst and foremost a family home, the tone is informal but rich with incidental spaces, unexpected light, and complex vertical volumes. Approaching the design as a kind of built diagram of the way the family wanted to live, Piercy&Company created an internal landscape of alternative routes, levels, and spaces – many of which are aimed more at children than adults.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe simple plan makes the most of the constrained site, reduces the building’s mass in the streetscape, and responds to the living patterns of the family. Two rectangular wings each have living spaces on the ground floor and bedrooms above. Connecting the wings is a glass encased circulation link, allowing light to fill the house and courtyard.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseThe two shells housing each wing are formed of 4mm thick weathering steel – a hardworking combination of structure and façade. The weathering steel is maintenance free, essential for the enclosed site, and softened by a patchwork of expressed welds and perforated panels. The deep orange tones and perforations within the skin echo the dappled light and autumnal palette of nearby Kew Gardens. Inside, oak veneer panelling and Dinesen flooring are the basis of a warm and natural material palette.Save this picture!SectionKew House was an experimental build, driven by the architect’s and clients’ shared interest in a ‘kit-of-parts’ approach, prefabrication, and the self-build possibilities emerging from digital fabrication. CNC milling and an on-site joinery workshop were used to create a bespoke fit-out that could be installed by the client and a small team of architecture graduates.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseProject gallerySee allShow lessCattle Back Mountain Volunteer House / dEEP ArchitectsSelected Projects’The Future Will Just Have to Wait’: London’s 10,000 Year MasterplanArchitecture News Share Houses Architects: Piercy&Company Area Area of this architecture project Kew House / Piercy&Company “COPY” 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769830/kew-house-piercy-and-co Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769830/kew-house-piercy-and-co Clipboard CopyAbout this officePiercy&CompanyOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRichmondUnited KingdomPublished on July 08, 2015Cite: “Kew House / Piercy&Company” 08 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Kew住宅 / Piercy&Company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

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CAF launches pilot regional campaign to promote giving

first_imgThe campaign will run through to the end of October. CAF is offering £50,000 to be shared by some Kent charities based on a public vote. Nominations for the funds are being invited from the newspaper group’s readers. Charities can even enter themselves or encourage their volunteers and supporters to nominate them. Charities must be UK registered.CAF say that they have focused on Kent because households in the South East lag behind less well off regions of the country when it comes to giving to charity.Under a third of households in the region give to charity (30.6%), ranking the South East fourth from bottom in a national league table, according to research commissioned by CAF. Of those households that do give, only 0.8% of income goes to charity. In comparison, the Northern Irish are the most generous – 52.4% of households donate, with the proportion of income at 1.5%.John Thurley, Director of National Giving Week, said: “This is the first time such a campaign has been tried anywhere in the UK. We believe the KM Group’s well established commitment to its communities will really make a difference to how people give to charity.CAF’s figures are based on its analysis of figures in the government’s annual Expenditure and Food Survey 2003 carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on a sample of 7,850 households.  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 July 2005 | News CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) has joined forces with newspaper publishers The Kent Messenger Group to pilot a regional awareness campaign to increase charitable donations.Leading up to National Giving Week (17 2-23 October 2005), Get Kent Giving has been launched through The Kent Messenger Group’s paid-for titles, website kentonline.co.uk and radio station KM FM. The aim is to motivate people and businesses in the county to make regular, tax-efficient donations to their favourite good causes, and to challenge fundraisers to convert their donors into effective givers.Ken is the home county of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), who initiated the first National Giving Week in 2004. Advertisementcenter_img CAF launches pilot regional campaign to promote giving About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Community fundraising Giving/Philanthropy Research / statisticslast_img read more

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The Battle is Over But The Losers Don’t Know it

first_img SHARE The Battle is Over But The Losers Don’t Know it Facebook Twitter I came to this conclusion was walking the halls of the 19 acre biotechnology research complex just opened by Dow AgroSciences.  Down each long hallway was state-of-the-art laboratories staffed with several hundred scientists from all over the globe, all working toward one goal: improving food production. While Dow AgroSciences never divulged the exact cost of the complex, I am sure it ran into the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Would they have made this kind of investment if they thought there was a chance GMO foods would be banned?  Last year I visited a similar but even larger research complex at the Monsanto Company in St. Louis.  Here too, there seemed to be no fear that the technology and products they were spending billions to develop would be outlawed by government regulators or environmental activists. by Gary Truitt  SHARE Biotechnology is too far advanced and offers too many benefits to mankind to stop its progress.  Opponents will continue to make noise and throw up paper tigers as a show of resistance; but, in the end, their efforts will not stop the green revolution. By Gary Truitt – Apr 14, 2013 After Japan surrendered to the US ending the Second World War, there were stories of Japanese soldiers tucked away in island hideouts that did not get the word the war was over for the next several decades.  These men went on thinking the war was still on, sometimes for years.  Something similar is happening over the battle over biotechnology.  Judging from the volume of social media chatter and negative news media coverage, you would think the fate of biotechnology in food production hung in the balance.  The reality is far different. Those who oppose GMO products haven’t gotten the word: they lost. Home Commentary The Battle is Over But The Losers Don’t Know it The war of words over biotechnology will continue, but so will the research and adoption of biotechnology. The current feud over GMO labels on food products will become irrelevant when 90% of the products in a store have such a label.  Voters in California may think twice about voting against biotech ballot initiatives when their store shelves are empty and their grocery bills double. The “chatter” class, as I call those who stir up negative publicity about all kinds of issues, like to flood the media, both social and journalistic, with accusations about companies like Monsanto and Dow.   While these efforts can have an impact on public opinion, the forces behind the adoption of biotechnology are far bigger and more powerful than public opinion. Having enough food to feed the world, reducing disease and malnutrition, and improving the health and safety of the food we eat are all more important than what people are saying on Facebook.  This is why biotechnology is here to stay. Previous articleDonnelly Talks Farm Bill with Indiana FarmersNext articleCrude Oil Falls Below $92 on Friday Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter An irony I saw while touring the Dow facility was that some of the labs were not doing research on biotech crops but on how to improve natural processes, that is, to help a plant do something better than it naturally does.  These products are not “GMO” products because they are the same plant doing what is has always done, only now doing it a bit letter.last_img read more

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Student admissions process changes

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Best-selling author tells stories at local library New university committee caters to diversity and inclusion ReddIt Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Nia Brookins Nia Brookins is a multimedia journalist from Fort Worth, Texas studying writing and journalism. In her free time she likes to make music and write poetry. Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Twitter Twitter Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ printInterim Dean of Admission Heath Einstein shared new implementations for the class of 2021 and his vision of TCU’s admissions process at the Faculty Senate meeting last Thursday. During the 2016-2017 school year, the admissions staff has undergone significant changes. Ray Brown, TCU’s most recent dean of admissions, decided to move on from the university in September 2016. Regardless, over summer 2016, the admissions center staff created a new theme: “Stories not stats. People not programs.”“This is a really fascinating time for the university,” said Einstein. Heath Einstein speaking with Faculty Senate Chair Jesus Castro-Balbi at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday. (Nia Brookins/TCU360)Einstein said, so far, all indications of a solid incoming class are present. SAT average scores are up, diversity is up, and the admissions center is way ahead in completed applications now than they were at this time last year. But with that positivity comes different, more challenging competition. “It’s hard for us to compete with the likes of Vanderbilt,” Einstein said. “But, we are indeed moving in that direction.” Einstein said his main focus on the incoming class is access. He asks his staff questions like “how are we making TCU more accessible to applicants?” before making almost any decision. Because of this, the admissions center will be implementing more programs. Three years ago, Early Decision was added as an option for incoming students. Einstein said the admissions center will not admit more than 20 percent of applicants that apply Early Decision. His reasoning was that this would be unfair to other applicants that may not be financially able. “Admitting 50 percent like other schools like Penn, Columbia, Duke… separates the haves from the have-nots,” Einstein said. To provide more financial help, admissions will now give students the option to fill out a form to request institutional aid and waiving the application fee for all first generation students. “We do not want to put a financial burden on students to apply for college,” Einstein said. Faculty Senators listening as Heath Einstein explains his vision for the admissions process. (Nia Brookins/TCU360)Admissions will also now accept SAT and ACT scores as soon as the student can send them. As long as the scores are received, they do not have to be on deadline. “This alleviates stress on students applying to college,” Einstein said. “If they are admitted, they will be required to send official scores.” Einstein cited these changes to be in place because he has been in both higher education and independent school districts. Upon coming to TCU, he worked as a college counselor for a number of high schools. “My job was to help students and parents navigate the college search process,” Einstein said. “That’s very important because it really has been instructive in every decision that our office makes and every policy we consider.” The admissions center plans to follow this theme and looks forward to this year’s applicants. For more information on the admissions center, visit their website. Previous articleTCU soccer receives first NCAA tournament berthNext articleMarvel’s “Doctor Strange” a spellbindingly good time Nia Brookins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSphotos Provost recommends decentralized testing centers + posts Facebook Tuition to increase 4.9 percent next school yearlast_img read more

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Police think they have solved sports reporter’s murder

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America February 4, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police think they have solved sports reporter’s murder May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders notes that Mauricio Sampaio, the former deputy chairman of the Atlético-Goiás football club, was arrested during the weekend on suspicion of hiring a hit man to murder sports journalist Valério Luiz de Oliveira in Goiânia, the capital of the central state Goiás, last July. A reporter for Radio Jornal 820 AM, Luiz was one of a total of five journalists who were killed in connection with their work last year in Brazil. Aged 49, he was gunned down outside the station on 5 July.“Sampaio’s arrest seems to support that theory that Luiz was killed as a reprisal for criticizing the Atlético-Goiás management on the air,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While respecting the presumption of innocence, we welcome the progress in the police investigation.“The grave security problems to which Brazilian journalists are exposed, especially at the local level, had an impact on Brazil’s ranking in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. But the efforts it often makes to combat impunity distinguish it from other countries in the region.”Sampaio was arrested at his home on 2 February, a day after the arrest of three other men on suspicion of involvement in the murder. One was Marcos “Marquinhos” Vinicius, a butcher by trade, who immediately confessed to being the perpetrator, police said. The other two – a military policeman and a friend and business partner of Luiz – allegedly paid Vinicius 200,000 réais (74,000 euros) to do it.Sampaio, who is due to give a statement to the judicial authorities today, has so far denied any role in Luiz’ murder. Luis was very critical of Sampaio and both he and other members of the radio station’s staff had been banned from visiting the football club.Read the Reporters Without Borders report on Brazil, entitled “The country of 30 Berlusconis”. BrazilAmericas BrazilAmericas to go furthercenter_img Reports Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information Organisation News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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German protests against COVID-19 measures: Persecution of journalists behind the façade of a citizen movement

first_img November 16, 2020 German protests against COVID-19 measures: Persecution of journalists behind the façade of a citizen movement May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Germany Demonstration of “Querdenken” in Dresden (source: Stringer/AFP). Organisation Receive email alerts Demonstrations against health restrictions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic represent a worrying trend in Germany: violence against the media. Reporters without borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to ensure journalists’ safety and help guarantee the fundamental right to inform. News News to go further Help by sharing this information German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedomcenter_img News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum GermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence GermanyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence RSF_en News June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU The latest anti-COVID-19 protests in Germany reveal a worrying increase in the willingness to resort to violence against journalists. Neo-Nazis and hooligans use the demonstrations to brutally attack representatives of the media under the guise of a citizen protest movement. The demonstrators and their leaders are yet to distance themselves from this violence. At times, the police appear helpless to intervene, sometimes even impeding the coverage of events, instead of firmly protecting the right to free reporting.”If the neo-Nazis and hooligans have their way, the new normal in these times of coronavirus will include constant harassment, threats and attacks against journalists,” said Christian Mihr, managing director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany. “Anyone who fails to clearly distance themselves from the violent right-wing scene during demonstrations accepts that the media can only report on certain topics at risk of life and limb. Police and security authorities must ensure effective protection for media representatives during demonstrations and enforce the basic right to freedom of the press,” he added.Attacks by “larger groups of hooligans”During the demonstration held by the coalition “Querdenken” (lateral thinking) in Leipzig on 7 November, the German Union of Journalists (DJU) recorded no fewer than 43 attacks and disruptions to the work of journalists. In particular, photographers and cameramen reported substantial threats, jostling and attacks by “larger groups of hooligans”. Media representatives were struck on the head, punched, or chased off by groups of well-known right-wing extremists.Journalists who were involved have reported that demonstrators screamed at journalists from a close distance. They were particularly aggressive against journalists from the public media. Several media representatives removed the channel logos from their microphones to avoid being targeted. A ZDF camera team was “deliberately attacked several times” and, according to a number of accounts, was surrounded at one stage by a group of right-wing extremists; the team was only able to safely escape with the help of security services.According to reports, the attacks were often initiated by groups led by well-known right-wing extremists from all over Germany. One journalist reported that he was in a group who had to suspend reporting for a second time because “larger groups of hooligans” were running towards them.Right-wing extremist groups had been mobilizing extensively in the run-up to the demonstration and had travelled from all over Germany – as they had during the large-scale “Querdenken” demonstration in Berlin on August 29. The demonstration was led at times by neo-Nazis and members of the right-wing martial arts scene. Chat groups of “Querdenken” supporters celebrated when the demonstrators forcibly breached a police barrier, thus allowing the already prohibited march to proceed to the inner city ring road. The organizers of the protest were apparently willing to accept this use of violence – it fits into their strategy of staging the protest as self-empowerment against a perceived “Corona dictatorship”.Even before the main rally began, the police had detained and recorded the personal details of around a dozen members of the press at the main train station, thereby temporarily impeding their work. At the rally itself, it is said that the police either failed or were slow to intervene when the media were being attacked. One journalist is said to have been threatened with being ejected and taken into custody by the police, forcing him to stop his work.Organized groups are attempting to isolate media representativesAlready during a “Querdenken” demonstration in Dresden on October 31, groups of neo-Nazis and hooligans had harassed and even downright hounded media workers. Johannes Filous from Straßengezwitscher, which publishes on Twitter, described how a group of no less than six young men in hoods had “very specifically” targeted him, pursuing and attempting to isolate him. Similar incidents were reported by the freelance journalist Henrik Merker, who writes for the Störungsmelder blog on Zeit.de. It is reported that the police did not intervene. The national director of the German Journalists’ Association Lars Radau spoke of “targeted and organized threats” against media representatives.The latest events have underlined a trend that started months ago: journalists are routinely harassed, threatened or obstructed during protests against the government’s COVID-19 measures. In Berlin alone, DJU have recorded more than 100 such incidents at COVID-19 related protests in the past six months. Around ten of these cases are said to involve media workers who were kicked or beaten. There have also been reports of abuse and harassment of female photographers or camera teams, and even death threats against reporters.Germany ranks 11th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index 2020. March 30, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Contract finally signed for NTDTV long-term broadcast on Eutelsat satellite

first_img Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further News April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders welcomed the signing of an agreement under which Chinese-language channel NTDTV will be broadcast free and for six years on a Eutelsat satellite, after five months of negotiations. The contract opens a new area of free expression in a hitherto extremely closed media market, it said. News June 2, 2021 Find out more September 13, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Contract finally signed for NTDTV long-term broadcast on Eutelsat satellite March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Reporters Without Borders today hailed the accord signed on 1 September granting independent Chinese-language broadcaster New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) long-term use of a Eutelsat satellite, which will allow it to continue broadcasting to Asia and China in particular.“The international campaign in support of NTDTV has not been in vain,” the press freedom organisation said. “This TV station has the merit of offering alternative news to the Chinese people and its disappearance from the Chinese media landscape would have been a real loss for free media.” Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge international Chinese-language radio and TV stations to use W5 satellite to broadcast without the Chinese government’s censorship.”NTDTV’s new contract guarantees the channel the right to broadcast freely over Asia via Eutelsat for the next six years in a technically satisfactory manner and at a reasonable cost. This agreement creates a larger opening for the free flow of information into a very restricted media market.NTDTV’s agreement with Eutelsat, a European satellite operator with headquarters in France, was only approved after months of talks. The satellite operator is not supposed to get involved in questions of content and refused to comment on the renewal contract. Eutelsat’s name does not directly appear in the contract and even the intermediaries involved have contractually refused to let their names appear in the press.The issue of NTDTV’s long-term contract with Eutelsat had hung in the balance since April. Reporters Without Borders had reminded Eutelsat several times that article 3 of the convention under which it operates requires it to respect equality of access, pluralism and non-discrimination.Eutelsat and its broker had been reluctant to renew with NTDTV ever since being told by the Chinese government in May 2004 “put an end to this broadcasting immediately.” China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

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Gardai appeal for information following fire in broadband control boxes

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 13, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleMan in court following break-in in LetterkennyNext articleGardai warn public about NDLS scam News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ Fire service personnel and gardai attended the site of a fire in control boxes attached to two broadband masts in the Meadowbank area of Letterkenny last night.The boxes are positioned adjacent to the masts.It is incorrectly understood that they are 5G masts. Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell confirmed they are broadband masts which provided service to those in the Meadowbank and Dr McGinley Road area.He has appealed to anyone who was in the area between 8:30 pm and 9:15 pm or who may have any information to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Broadband.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Gardai appeal for information following fire in broadband control boxeslast_img read more

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Rescued Hawaiian man survived week ‘surrounded by lava,’ wishes he evacuated after volcano’s eruption

first_imgABC News(HONOLULU) — Allen Bertram heard the calls to evacuate, but decided to stay put unless lava came near his Hawaiian home.A week ago his home was surrounded by a hellish pool of fire.“I saw lava coming towards my bedroom and I looked out on the road and it was a river,” Bertram told ABC News’ Marci Gonzalez. “It was in my house.“I didn’t have time to grab anything.”The man had only his sandals, shorts and a T-shirt on his back and ran with his dog through a patch of sugar cane to seek cover at a neighbor’s farm uphill.But in throwing his dog over a fence to dodge the magma burning anything in its path, the dog bit Bertram and ran off.The drum set and chainsaw and weed eater are likely gone, but they’re replaceable.Bertram has no clue where his dog went.“I try not to think about him,” he said, choking up. “He’s more important than the house. He can’t be replaced.”Bertram is filled with guilt over his fateful decision not to evacuate.“Everything I love is gone,” he said.Kileaua volcano erupted May 3 and since then earthquakes have rocked the region and fissures have cracked open under the earth to produce large lava flows into populated areas, destroying more than 80 structures.Recently, a dangerous volcanic smog, or “vog,” has hovered over the skies causing widespread evacuations.For a week Bertram said he managed to survive by barricading in his neighbor’s garage “surrounded by lava.”“I thought I was dead,” he said. “I was just hoping for the best.”He said that he was able to call attention to his stranded state by spray-painting the grass as a distress signal so the helicopter pilots flying overhead knew he was alive and could save him.“They finally stopped and I ran out there,” he said.In the moment of triumph, Bertram said he told his rescuers, “You’re a sight for sore eyes.”There was no time to be sentimental and Bertram said he was told, “Let’s go.”Bertram wishes he fled when he had the chance.“I didn’t gain nothing in staying,” he said. “I could have clean clothes, medication — this opened my eyes big time.“I’m lucky to be alive.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Opportunity to Help School Families in Texas

first_imgThe Ocean City Free Public Library is extending a helping hand across the country to support school families in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The library (1735 Simpson Avenue in Ocean City) will serve as a donation dropoff center for a school supply collection drive to create care packages for children and schools. With direct connections in Texas, the campaign can ensure that these items will be delivered to the students of the Houston Independent School District.Jennifer Bernardini, a teacher in the Linwood School District and daughter of Ocean City Realtor Joanne Bernardini launched the drive, which seeks supplies and gently used books for schools devastated by the floods in Houston. The need is reportedly tremendous.Bernardini partnered with the library in Ocean City, which has set up a bin next to the circulation desk. Anybody can make donations there during library hours. A library volunteer, Jeanne Pless, will box the donations to prepare them for transport.Another family member, Rachel Williams, is a teacher in the Houston Independent School District who will make sure the supplies get to schools and students that need them. The collection drive has begun and will continue through Sept. 20.Items needed include: gently used children’s books to rebuild school libraries, pens, pencils, crayons, dry-erase markers, colored pencils, folders, composition notebooks and glue sticks.For further information, call the library at 609-399-2434.last_img read more

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