The ‘In the black’ Award – New ZealandThe marketeers at Adidas have their work cut out rebranding a black shirt, and this year they came up ‘the Blackest Shirt Ever’, whether it is, is a moot point, but Steve Hansen’s men are certainly in the black.Their four wins over the autumn Tests made it a remarkable 47 wins in 49 games. While they blew USA away, they had tougher Tests against England, Scotland and Wales but when it mattered, they delivered, most impressively against Wales, where like a boxer on the ropes, they huffed and puffed until 69 minutes before blitzing three tries to leave Wales seeing stars on the canvas. It was enthralling and cruel in equal measure. The All Blacks remain the team to beat.The ‘To The Manor Born’ Award – Robbie HenshawThe collective tears are still fresh in the minds of Ireland fans that the prodigal son, Brian O’Driscoll has finally unlaced his boots for the last time, and the hypothetical question that has been asked for years is finally being answered. Who can replace BOD? Well, Robbie Henshaw, that’s who.The Connacht No 13 – after receiving a text of encouragement from the great man – has looked error-proof since slotting in against South Africa. He was neat and tidy in heavy traffic and showed enough creative nous to promise better things. At just 21, Ireland may have found their long-term successor. Rumours of a move to Leinster have only confirmed his elevated standing.Thumbs up: Sam Warburton acknowledges the crowd after Wales’ win over South AfricaThe ‘W.C Fields’ Award – Wales“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.” That had become Wales’ mantra after 23 consecutive losses to the southern hemisphere big three. On nine occasions in the last three years they had contrived to lose by less than five points, often in the final ten minutes. Sam Warburton said it was a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’ to an exasperated nation.Then came the World’s No 2, South Africa, a team they had beaten only once in 108 years. They won, not because of skill, wit, or guile, but because of grit, cohesion and heart and words cannot underestimate how important that result was.The ‘signs-of-life’ award – ScotlandScotland have been quietly beavering away in the last six months. Gone are the wacky soundbites of Scott Johnson and in, well, is the sound of silence from the ‘words are overrated’ form of taciturn Big Vern Cotter. Cotter is taking some of the basic principles of his Clermont side and fusing them with what is at his disposal with Scotland. Namely, doing the basics properly, and refining the edges of the rough diamonds in the Scotland squad.Tommy Seymour, Jonny Gray and Greig Laidlaw have all thrived under Cotter and collectively they scored 11 tries in three games so you’d wager them to inflict a metaphorical bloody nose or two in the Six Nations. Welcome back, Scotland!‘Star? So what?’: Teddy Thomas has quickly taken to Test rugbyA ‘star is born’ award – Teddy ThomasFrance have gone through wingers, like Jordan goes through husbands in recent years. The likes of Maxime Medard, Julien Malzieu and Benjamin Fall have come and gone but they finally look like they’ve stumbled across a fine pair. First Yoann Huget proved himself a player of distinction during the Six Nations, and then a 21-year-old from Biarritz, called Teddy Thomas, showed that much missed French commodity; flair.He crossed the whitewash four times in two games, with a hat-trick against Fiji and the best of the lot against Australia, where he snuck through a gap and stepped outside Nick Phipps to finish. A little schoolmasterly of Philippe Saint-Andre to drop him for the final game, for missing a training session, but expect him to be cutting a dash in the Six Nations. After four weeks of excitement, controversy and lashings of intrigue it’s time for a whimsical round-up of the 2014 autumn series The ‘Doghouse’ Award – Samoan Rugby UnionThe rugby world likes to pride itself on fairplay and equality, so it was collectively dismayed at the raw deal the Samoan rugby players were getting from their Union. Paid only £400-per-week on the recent autumn tour, they fairly argued for more transparency and fairer governance from their union. The SRU chairman, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele, who also happens to be their Prime Minister, was less than sympathetic.Meetings with World Rugby (formerly the IRB) were overlooked, and despite the backing of IRPA, Sa’ilele dismissed the players as ‘silly little boys who are showing off’. This patronising attitude beggars belief and should be held to account. Sadly the silence from the powers-that-be is deafening.The ‘reverting to type’ award – EnglandEngland have been trying to give themselves a new image as a free-flowing, devil-may-care outfit in recent years, with some success. However the chariot has been bereft of ideas this autumn and stalled, so they’ve gone back to basics and realised they’re better than most at them. Davey Wilson has destroyed looseheads, Dylan Hartley has found his jumpers, Dave Attwood sailed high at the lineout and Courtney Lawes has blitzed the tackle area and the much-maligned Chris Robshaw worked away at the breakdown with aplomb. That’s without mentioning ‘Big’ Ben Morgan who has owned the contact area. Why bother stepping outside 10-man rugby if you can win the old-fashioned way, eh?Shy and retiring: Michael Cheika does a fine line in ‘speaking his mind’The ‘can’t open the door properly’ award – Australian managementThe Australian management, under the shy and retiring Michael Cheika, have a nice line in excuses. After the Wallabies lost so narrowly to Ireland in Dublin, a door was mysteriously broken, with the repairs said to run into the thousands. So what could have happened?Had the gargantuan Will Skelton slipped and fell after a shower, or had Izzy Folau, while practicing taking high-balls and misjudged his landing, fine. Hell, if they were naughty they could even add it to the rap sheet of controversy-magnet Kurtley Beale. But no, they said one of the management had opened the door the wrong way. Pull. The. Other. One.The ‘Shooting themselves in the foot’ award – WRUBefore their hard-fought victory over South Africa, Wales needlessly heaped pressure on themselves with a series of avoidable gaffes. First there was the public admonishment of Richard Hibbard who after leaving the stadium in a moon boot had been called back to his club and ended up playing seven minutes of an Aviva Premiership match, before the ‘miscommunication’ was patched up.Then there was leak of the verbal ‘word in the ear’ of BBC over Sonja McLaughlan’s fully-justified questions. It was all too precious and defensive, and only compounded the pressure on Warren Gatland, who is a big boy and fully capable of looking after himself.Fallen away: Poor Jean de Villiers has a race to make the World CupThe ‘Fallen but not forgotten’ Award – Jean de VilliersA sad way to end our awards, but I think all of rugby will be hoping Jean de Villiers makes it back to full-fitness before the Rugby World Cup. In a miserable game-too-many for the Springboks, de Villiers dislocated his kneecap in the 58th minute and was stretchered off. What made it all the more upsetting is de Villiers only played one game in the 2007 tournament and missed 2011 through injury. The 108-cap South Africa roundly liked and respected within the game and everyone will be willing him back to full health before the September 18th kick-off.We wish him a speedy recovery. Class of their own: The All Blacks continue to set the standards in Test rugby LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Save this picture!© César San Millán+ 27 Share Projects Architects: Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520610/casa-en-gardelegui-roberto-ercilla-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Gardelegi, Spain photographs: César San MillánPhotographs: César San MillánTechnical Architect:Javier ValdivielsoStructure:Eduardo MartínContractor:Construcciones FumasaClient:Nicholas Thunstall SinclairBudget:180.000 €Architect In Charge:Roberto Ercilla, Miguel Angel CampoCity:GardelegiCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© César San MillánText description provided by the architects. The old buildings dotted across the Llanada, or plain, of Alava, which make up small village communities, are rather like large warehouses used for a number of purposes: family home, cattle barn, etc. On the whole, these constructions are very simple in shape, being heavy, with a double sloping roof and small windows.Save this picture!Floor PlanNew buildings obligatorily follow the typology of the old, with regard to the dimensions of their grounds plans, outer perimeters, the proportions between sides, the size of the windows and their composition, materials, and so on.Save this picture!© César San MillánThese great domestic containers, survivors from another time, rarely offer the living conditions required today as they are severely lacking in lighting and ventilation.Save this picture!SectionThey do however, offer some interesting features: bluntness of form and individuality. Lets us admit the idea of a barn dwelling as a starting point. We have here a clear example of the clash between tradition and modernity.Save this picture!© César San MillánIn order to achieve large glazed spaces without altering the outer shell, we have used a simple method: to place the windows on inner planes of the facade walls, having partially removed these with the use of porches and insets. This increases the dimension of the perimeter of the building. The layout of the windows and doors, frames the surrounding landscape from many differents angles.Save this picture!© César San MillánIn this way the single-unit image remains intact while the interior is provided with plentiful lighting.Save this picture!SectionThe resulting volume is added to by a chimney-stack, exterior platforms and enclosing walls. All of these are extensions to the original building which help to link it with theProject gallerySee allShow lessCopenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & MoreArchitecture NewsBarcelona Commemorates 300 Years of Catalan Spirit With 7 Public InstallationsArchitecture News Share “COPY” Casa en Gardelegui / Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura Casa en Gardelegui / Roberto Ercilla ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveCasa en Gardelegui / Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520610/casa-en-gardelegui-roberto-ercilla-arquitectura Clipboard ArchDaily Area: 270 m² Area: 270 m² Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRoberto Ercilla ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationGardelegiHousesRefurbishmentSpainPublished on June 30, 2014Cite: “Casa en Gardelegui / Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura” 30 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Save this picture!© Kevin Brost+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Subzero/Wolf, Arcadia Custom, Trendstone Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse Ε / buerger katsota architectsSelected ProjectsDePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center / Antunovich Asso…Selected Projects Share CopyHouses•Paradise Valley, United States Brent Kendle Bridge View House / Kendle Design Collaborative ArchDaily Projects Interior Design:Elizabeth RosensteelCity:Paradise ValleyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This site posed unique features and challenges including a natural desert wash with an abrupt edge and a significant drop in elevation, a corner lot condition which imposed larger setbacks as well as Hillside Zoning that imposes greater building envelope restrictions. The owner’s goal was to design a family home with mountain and valley views similar to that of a hillside location, but on a lot with minimal elevation.Save this picture!© Kevin BrostSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Kevin BrostOur response organizes the home in two levels with the main living spaces and master suite located on the second level affording spectacular mountain, valley, and city views, while bridging across a lower level composed of children’s and guest suites along with indoor and outdoor activity areas. Save this picture!© Kevin BrostPart foyer, part gallery, the split-level entry hall acts as a social and special connector between formal and informal living spaces while reducing the perceived separation between levels. Save this picture!© Kevin BrostMillwork at the kitchen, as throughout the home, is an extension of the architecture and conceived as sculptural form as well as functional storage. In contrast to the cool gray material palette burnished block and steel, book-matched walnut veneer is used adding drama and warmth. Scale is modulated between cozy and dramatic via the inclusion of floating ceiling clouds and light coves that define the spaces below. “COPY” Area: 7000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Photographs: Kevin Brost Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project GBtwo Landscape Architecture Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930889/bridge-view-house-kendle-design-collaborative Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930889/bridge-view-house-kendle-design-collaborative Clipboard 2019 United States Landscape Architecture: “COPY” Architects: Kendle Design Collaborative Area Area of this architecture project Bridge View House / Kendle Design CollaborativeSave this projectSaveBridge View House / Kendle Design Collaborative Houses Year: CopyAbout this officeKendle Design CollaborativeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParadise ValleyOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on December 25, 2019Cite: “Bridge View House / Kendle Design Collaborative” 24 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
More information and the application forms are available on the IFB website, www.infarmbureau.org, or by calling 1-800-FARMBUR, ext. 7846. The excellence in agriculture winner will receive a John Deere Gator courtesy of Farm Credit Services, $3,000 from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, and expenses paid to the national convention. The two runners-up will get $1,000 from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. To qualify for consideration for either award, applicants must fill out the application form, which can be found at www.infarmbureau.org under “Programs” and then “Young Farmer Homepage.” There are separate applications for each award. Home Indiana Agriculture News Application Deadline Approaches For YF Awards Applications must be in the Indiana Farm Bureau office before midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Aug. 1, 2012, to be considered for recognition and awards. You may email the application to meet the deadline and mail the signature pages to us. By Gary Truitt – Jun 8, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE The winner of the achievement award will receive $6,000 from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, 250 hours’ use of an M-Series tractor courtesy of Kubota Tractor, the David L. Leising Memorial Award, and paid expenses to the national convention in Nashville, Tenn. The two runners-up will receive a $1,000 prize from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. Both state winners will be recognized at the IFB convention Dec. 7 and 8, 2012, and will compete in the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers contests. August 1 is the application deadline for the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture and Achievement awards. The Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award is an opportunity for recognition for young farmers (ages 18-35) who do not derive the majority of their income from an owned agricultural operation but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. SHARE Facebook Twitter Source: Indiana Farm Bureau Previous articleStudy Highlights Disparities Among Crops in Potential Target Price-Based Risk Management ProgramNext articleAmerican Ethanol Launches Public Awareness Campaign Gary Truitt The Farm Bureau Achievement Award recognizes and rewards outstanding young Farm Bureau members whose management and community commitment set a positive example for others. In order to be eligible, applicants must earn a majority of their income from production agriculture. The criteria are farm operation (25 percent), growth and financial progress of operation (35 percent), Farm Bureau leadership (25 percent), and other leadership (15 percent). Application Deadline Approaches For YF Awards
Facebook + posts Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ ReddIt Previous articleInterfaith organization creating a safe space for all religionsNext articleBollywood cardio class spreads cultural awareness Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printChicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Cleveland (AP Photo/Matt Slocum).The Chicago Cubs or the Clevland Indians will become baseball’s newest champion as the 2016 World Series concludes tonight with Game 7. In last night’s game, TCU alumnus and National League Cy Young Award winner, Jake Arrieta, was the starting pitcher. He pitched for almost six full innings until he was replaced by Mike Montgomery during the bottom of the sixth. Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Twitter Twitter Linkedin Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Andrew Van Heusden TAGSembedded photo – instagramphotospoll – interactive Linkedin The Indians won Games 1, 3 and 4, while the Cubs claimed Games 2, 5 and 6. Many TCU students are now wearing jerseys and hats to show their support for the Cubs.Eric Burke, a sophomore economics major, said he has been a Cubs fan his whole life. “I’m from the south side of Chicago, but there are a lot of fans from the south side,” he said. “It’s not just the [Chicago] White Sox.”Burke also said it is awesome having a TCU graduate on the team.“He [Arrieta] had a huge year last year… this year he is doing just as good,” he said.Michael Drake, a junior finance and management double major, lives 30 minutes outside the city of Chicago and is a big fan of the Cubs.“The past couple of years have been really good [for the Cubs],” Drake said. Krista Moore, a senior marketing major, is also from the Chicago area and has always been a fan. “In high school, we’d go for like 12 dollars a game,” Moore said. “Now it’s like 200 dollars.”Moore said she is going home this weekend and hopes to catch the World Series parade if the Cubs win. Around 317 TCU students live in the state of Illinois, according to the 2016 TCU Office of Institutional Research fact book. Illinois is the third highest populated state on campus behind California and Texas.While many students are hoping the Cubs will “Fly the Win,” some students, including Tyler Metcalfe, a sophomore Film, Television and Digital Media major, hope the Indians will win. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. “I’m the only person who I have seen wearing an Indians’ jersey so far this post-season,” he said. The 2016 TCU Office of Institutional Research fact book says 44 TCU students are from Ohio. Metcalfe said he does not mind being one of the few Indian supporters at TCU. “Cleveland has a motto right now where it is Cleveland against the world,” Metcalfe said. The Indians will be hosting Game 7 tonight night at 7 p.m. C.T. The game will be televised on FOX.</p><section><h2>What team do you want to win the 2016 World Series?</h2></section><section><h2>The Chicago Cubs</h2></section><section><h3>The Cleveland Indians</h3></section><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 Facebook ReddIt Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Receive email alerts to go further News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF_en January 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial system presses on with absurd trial of Oda TV journalists Follow the news on Turkey News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia This week’s hearings in the Istanbul trial of investigative journalists Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener and eight journalists employed by the Oda TV news website – Soner Yalçin, Dogan Yurdakul, Baris Pehlivan, Baris Terkoglu, Muhammet Sait Cakir, Coskun Musluk, Yalçin Küçük and Müyesser Ugur – have confirmed that the prosecution has no case against them.“By pressing on with this absurd prosecution and keeping the defendants in detention, the Turkish judicial system is just discrediting itself,” Reporters Without Borders said.After deliberating for two hours, the court decided unanimously last night not to release the ten journalists, who are accused of involvement in an allegedly wide-ranging anti-government conspiracy known as “Ergenekon.” They will therefore remain in detention at least until the next hearing, set for 23 January, when some of the Oda TV journalists will have been held for nearly a year in Silivri high security prison and Sik and Sener will have been held for nearly 11 months.More than 300 people including Alper Turgut of the Turkish Journalists Union (TGS) and Reporters Without Borders correspondent Erol Önderoglu awaited yesterday’s ruling and demonstrated outside the court, located in Caglayan, in the European part of Istanbul.“A thorough overhaul of both the anti-terrorism law (TMK) and the code of criminal procedure (CMK) is absolutely essential in order to end arbitrary detention,” Önderoglu told the demonstrators. “But as well as these laws, the repressive judicial practices and culture we saw in operation today represent a major challenge in Turkey.”The court also rejected a request by Yalçin that it should abandon the case, and refused to take account of expert opinions from three universities in Istanbul and Ankara, which concluded that the computer files found at Oda TV headquarters that are the basis of the case against the news website came from computer malware from outside.The court did however agree to ask the Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBITAK), a government entity, to carry out analyses of the computers and hard disks in question. It also requested a medical report on one of the detained journalists, Yurdakul, who is in very poor health.“The fact that imprisonment, which is supposed to be an exceptional measure, is in fact treated as normal is very detrimental to our colleagues,” said Orhan Erinç, the spokesman of the coalition “Freedom for Journalists” (GÖP).Sik and Sener testified during yesterday’s hearing, the eighth so far. A police officer, Hanefi Avci, also testified. The two journalists said they had absolutely nothing in common ideologically with the Ergenekon network and that the trial had all the hallmarks of an act of revenge by the police and judicial authorities, whom they have always criticized.In his testimony, Sik said: “To understand that I could not support Ergenekon, you just have to read what I have written during my 20 years as a journalist. I am a socialist (…) The opinions reflected in my draft book ‘The Imam’s Army,’ are clear (…) And that is why I am one of the defendants today.” “I am being targeted because I pointed the finger at those who were responsible for Hrant Dink’s death, Sener said.” During this week’s previous hearings, three of the Oda TV journalists, Yalçin, Pehlivan and Terkoglu, accused the court of bias, claimed that they had been treated in a discriminatory manner, and accused the prosecutors of artificially singling out some of their sources of information. “Why, of the 22,000 tapped phone conversations, did they ignore the ones I had with journalists and officials close the government?” Yalçin asked. Terkoglu pointed out that some of the Oda TV articles and commentaries that form part of the prosecution case had been published in secularist and conservative Turkish media.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of the detained journalists.(Picture: Dogan Yurdakul, Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener in Silivri prison)——27.12.2011 – Istanbul court resumes trial of 10 journalists accused in Ergenekon conspiracyThe trial of eight journalists who work for the Oda TV news website and investigative reportersAhmet Sik and Nedim Sener resumed yesterday before an Istanbul court after a five-week breakand continued today, proceeding as slowly as had been feared. They are accused of involvementin the “Ergenekon” anti-government conspiracy.After yesterday’s hearing began at 11 a.m., two presenters normally employed by the stateTV station TRT read out 58 of the 134 pages of the indictments. Little attempt was made toaccommodate all the journalists, observers and human rights defenders who wanted to attend thehearing. “There are only 80 places inside, we cannot allow everyone to go in,” an official said.As Resul Cakir, the judge who presided the first hearing on 22 November, has been promotedto Turkey’s highest court of appeal, he has been replaced by Mehmet Ekinci as presiding judge.Most of the Oda TV journalists had filed an unsuccessful request for Cakir to be removed fromthe case on the grounds that he was a plaintiff in an earlier case against them.Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish authorities to release immediately all of the journalists, who have been held for the past 10 or 11 months. Organisation News April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office(LAKE WORTH, Fla.) — A Florida mom allegedly threatened to shoot up an elementary school because she was upset over her kids’ move to a different building — and made reference to Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz in a conversation about the threat, according to documents.Miranda Perez, 28, of Lake Worth, Florida, has been charged with sending a written threat to conduct a mass shooting, according to the probable cause affidavit.Perez allegedly told a man on Facebook messenger on Sunday that she was upset her kids were being moved to Barton Elementary School in Lake Worth, according to the affidavit.The man said Perez “made comments in reference” to Cruz, who is accused of killing 17 people in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last year.Perez allegedly told the man via Facebook video chat that she was going to Facebook friend Cruz’s brother, Zachary Cruz, because she likes “violent things,” the affidavit said.After the video chat, Perez allegedly wrote on Facebook messenger to the man, “I’m thinking of doing a school shooting at Barton… It’s there [sic] fault,” the affidavit said.Perez’s home was among those impacted by a school board resolution that forced about 390 students to change schools to help address overcrowding, according to the Miami Herald.Perez allegedly confirmed that she did send the messages and said “she did think about shooting the school, but claimed she would never actually do it,” the affidavit said.Perez was arrested Sunday and has been taken to a behavioral treatment center, according to court records. She has not yet appeared in court or been assigned an attorney, according to the public defender’s office.School district spokeswoman Julie Houston Trieste told ABC News the arrest was brought to the district’s attention by the sheriff’s office. She declined to comment further citing the ongoing case. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
By Donald WittkowskiBryan Woolbert is a visually impaired college student who plays his electric keyboard on the Ocean City Boardwalk to entertain the crowds of summer tourists. On Thursday night, he was ready to perform in front of a different audience – the mayor and members of City Council.He brought his instrument with him to the Council meeting, but no one asked him to play. Still, he impressed the roomful of elected officials.In this case, it was his words that moved them.Woolbert, 20, of Egg Harbor Township, persuaded the Council members and Mayor Jay Gillian to revise a proposed ordinance that he thought might not let him play his electric piano on the Boardwalk anymore.After listening to Woolbert’s concerns, Council and Gillian decided to table the ordinance so that it could be amended. Council will bring the reworded ordinance back at a later date for a final vote.“When we bring it back, we’ll make sure he can use his piano,” Gillian said of Woolbert.Woolbert, who was sitting in the audience with his mother and grandmother, responded with a hearty “thank you.”Bryan Woolbert addresses City Council about a proposed ordinance that would not allow Boardwalk entertainers to use amplifiers.The proposed ordinance would prohibit Boardwalk entertainers from using amplifiers when they perform. Council and the mayor said they are responding to complaints from merchants and the public that the performers are too loud, effectively drowning out the Boardwalk atmosphere with amplified music and singing.Wes Kazmarck, president of the Boardwalk Merchants Association characterized the proposed ordinance as a good compromise. It allows the entertainers to stay on the Boardwalk, but would quiet them down, he said.“Boardwalk merchants welcome the street performers. Eliminating amplifiers only ensures that Boardwalk storeowners and their businesses are able to maintain the atmosphere they desire within their stores,” Kazmarck said in an interview. “Amplifiers directed into their stores were interfering with that atmosphere.”Woolbert was concerned that his battery-powered keyboard would fall under the amplifier ban. Council’s decision to revise the ordinance, though, means that his electric piano will be allowed.Clearly happy that he will be able to return to the Boardwalk this summer, Woolbert said he is hopeful that he and other musicians “can inspire and benefit Ocean City artistically.”A musician, singer and songwriter, Woolbert has been entertaining the Boardwalk crowds for the past three summers, earning tips from people who stop to watch him.Bryan Woolbert is joined at City Hall by his mother, Suzanne Woolbert, and her guide dog, Luna.Woolbert, who is legally blind, can see in his left eye only. His mother, Suzanne Woolbert, who is totally blind, uses a guide dog, a poodle named Luna. She brought Luna to Thursday night’s Council meeting when she accompanied her son. Woolbert explained that they suspect there is a genetic component in the family’s visual impairment.Suzanne Woolbert said she is immensely proud of her son when he performs in front of the Boardwalk crowds“As he is playing, people come up to me and compliment me,” she said. “Little kids are up there dancing while he’s playing.”Woolbert attends Cairn University in Langhorne, Pa., and is a music major, with a minor in computer technology.He hopes to make a career in the music industry by combining his musical talents with his computer expertise, perhaps as a music producer or sound engineer.He already is somewhat famous as a Boardwalk entertainer.“They ask him for his autograph,” his mother said of Woolbert’s fans.People gather around Bryan Woolbert to watch him play and sing. (Courtesy Bryan Woolbert) Keyboardist Bryan Woolbert, a musician, singer and songwriter, performs on the Boardwalk. (Courtesy Bryan Woolbert)
Baked goods supplier Aryzta has reported €413.7m in revenue in its first quarter from its European operations.Total European revenue – including the impact of disposals – declined 3.9%, with organic revenue down 0.9%.Describing the organic performance as “relatively stable”, the business said performance had been solid in France, Hungary and Switzerland, with Germany remaining relatively stable despite the impact of insourcing. It did not reference the UK business.Disposals, which comprised the sale of Signature Flatbreads and a 43% stake in French frozen food business Picard, had a 3.3% negative impact on the European business.Most recently, Delice de France has been demerged from Aryzta through a management buyout. Under the deal, Delice de France will continue an ongoing exclusive relationship with Aryzta.Total group revenue across Aryzta – including the North America and Rest of the World divisions – fell 2.5% on an organic basis to €843.9m.Aryzta North America organic revenue fell 6.1% to €359.3m.“FY19 established foundations on our path towards stability, performance and growth and Q1 FY20 revenue has performed in line with our expectations,” said Aryzta chief executive officer Kevin Toland.He added that the he expected North America revenue to continue to decline in the second quarter, but to increase in the second half of the year from new contract volumes.Toland said the company expected further EBITDA growth at a group level in the full year as the company felt the benefits of its Project Renew cost reduction programme.