Understanding tornadoes: 5 questions answered

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSThe ConversationTornado Season Previous articleAn unwanted visitor on the Wekiva RiverNext articleApril declared “Organ Donation Month” as transplant donors, recipients, caregivers unite Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Paul Markowski, Pennsylvania State University and Yvette Richardson, Pennsylvania State UniversityEditor’s note: Tornado season in North America typically starts in the Southeast in March and April, then moves north and west into the Plains states in May and June. Recently, on March 3, 2019, an outbreak killed at least 23 people in Alabama and Georgia. Here Penn State meteorology professors Paul Markowski and Yvette Richardson explain why tornadoes form, how to stay safe if you’re near one and whether climate change is affecting tornado patterns.1. Where are tornadoes most likely to occur?Most headline-making tornadoes are spawned by what are known as supercell thunderstorms. These are large, intense storms characterized by an updraft (rising air) that rotates.Thunderstorms develop when warm, humid air near the surface lies beneath a thick layer of air in which the temperature decreases rapidly with height. We call this type of atmosphere “unstable,” meaning that when air is nudged upward, the water vapor that it contains condenses. This releases heat, making the air warmer than its surroundings. The air becomes buoyant and rises, creating the towering clouds we associate with thunderstorms.The second key condition for supercell formation is wind shear – large changes in wind at different levels. Winds at different altitudes blowing at different speeds and/or from different directions is associated with horizontally spinning air, like a rolling pin. As this horizontally spinning air flows into the updraft, the spin is tilted into the vertical, creating a rotating updraft.Time lapse video of a supercell thunderstorm near Booker, Texas.Tornadoes are especially likely to be spawned by supercell thunderstorms when the lowest altitudes are particularly humid and possess exceptionally strong wind shear. These conditions are more likely to come together in certain locations, such as the U.S. Great Plains and Southeast.2. How do actual tornadoes form?Not all supercell thunderstorms produce tornadoes. Once wind shear has created a rotating updraft in our supercell thunderstorm, other processes develop rotation near the ground, in the cool air underneath the storm, which we call its “cold pool.” The cold pool is produced mostly by the evaporation of rain.Within and beneath the storm, warm air is rising and cooler air is descending. As air descends and flows through the cold pool, the horizontal differences in temperature and acceleration of air along the ground combine to produce more horizontal spin. If there is strong upward suction from the overlying rotating updraft of the supercell storm, and the air in the cold pool is not too cold, the horizontally spinning air can be tipped toward the vertical and sucked upward. It also can be contracted inward and spin faster, just as skaters increase the speed of their spins by pulling in their arms. This forms the tornado.Scientists’ present understanding of how a tornado develops in a supercell thunderstorm.Paul Markowski, Author provided3. How precisely can weather scientists predict tornado strikes?In the past decade, forecasters have become skillful at identifying conditions that can support strong tornadoes – those rated EF2 or higher on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center routinely predicts large outbreaks days in advance. “High-risk” outlooks capture most major tornado events, and strong tornadoes rarely occur outside of tornado watches. We have less ability to forecast tornadoes in more marginal situations, such as within non-supercell storms.Even if the environment is extremely favorable for supercell tornadoes, forecasters have limited ability to say when or if a specific storm will produce a tornado. Researchers are studying triggers for tornado production, such as small-scale downdraft surges and descending precipitation shafts on a supercell storm’s rear flank, and processes that sustain tornadoes once they form.We don’t understand tornado maintenance well, or how tornadoes might be affected by interactions with obstacles such as terrain and buildings. This means that when a tornado is occurring, forecasters have limited ability to tell the public how long they expect it to last.4. What should I do during a tornado warning?Basements, storm cellars or “safe rooms” that meet federal guidelines provide excellent protection. If none of these is available, the best strategy is to go to the lowest floor of a sturdy building and put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible. In other words, shelter in an interior room, such as a closet or bathroom. Also, make sure you are wearing good shoes. If your area takes a direct hit, you do not want to walk through a debris field barefoot.Don’t chase tornadoes without professional training. Observations from spotters are valuable to forecasters who are issuing warnings, but they can be made from a distance. We don’t need people driving in harm’s way to know that a dangerous storm is approaching.5. Is climate change making tornadoes bigger or more frequent?It’s hard to say. Reliable U.S. records of tornadoes go back only to roughly 1950, and records outside of the United States are even less complete. Thanks to storm chasing and the spread of camera phones, more tornadoes are counted today compared with yesteryear, but that does not necessarily mean that more are occurring. And there’s a lot of natural variability from year to year. Over the past decade, the annual U.S. tornado count has ranged from 886 to 1,690 storms per year.Estimates of wind speeds based on post-storm damage surveys can be off by 50 percent or more. And many tornadoes in remote areas leave no clues as to how strong their winds were.Most climate models predict that there will be more days per year when the atmosphere would have sufficient instability and wind shear to support tornadoes. But we need to be careful in interpreting this result. Climate models don’t capture tornadoes, their parent thunderstorms or nuances in the lowest level of the atmosphere that affect tornado formation. So it is hard to say whether there will be more tornadoes, even if tornado-supporting environments become more common.Paul Markowski, Professor of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University and Yvette Richardson, Professor of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State UniversityThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Miracle ball lands as Wellington edge rivals in NPC Round 3

first_imgFriday Aug 23, 2019 Miracle ball lands as Wellington edge rivals in NPC Round 3 Wellington hung on to edge rivals Canterbury 23-22 in a thrilling Mitre 10 Cup game in the capital on Friday. After conceding a well-taken try midway through the half, the home side struck back just before the break after Vince Aso got on the end of a stunning flick pass by Pepesana Patafilo.ADVERTISEMENTPatafilo beat three before flinging a no look ball out the back door, which Aso gratefully gobbled up to allow him to beat another man then dive over in the corner.Canterbury scored two late tries after trailing 23-10, but came up short in the end. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Penthouses and Rooftop Terrace / JDS Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/142110/penthouses-and-rooftop-terrace-jds-architects Clipboard “COPY” Penthouse Photographs:  JDS ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. Optimization and Utilization of the City Roof Elmegade district is probably one of the most densely populated areas of inner Nørrebro, CPH. Especially the triangular block Birkegade / Egegade / Elmegade has a very high density, which is reflected in very narrow courtyards. Save this picture!Courtesy of JDS ArchitectsAnd it is precisely around the cramped courtyard that the concept for BIR originates. The driving concept is to create the ‘missing garden’ at the top of the existing housing block in association with 3 new penthouses, so all residents gain access to a genuine outdoor garden. In order to qualify ‘ the missing garden’, JDSA looked at the Copenhagen gardens, which characteristically has an associated functionality. Therefore, a rooftop garden is designed as a space of functions and an associated materiality.Save this picture!Courtesy of JDS ArchitectsThis is reflected in a playground with shock-absorbing surface and a playful suspension bridge, a green hill with varying accommodation backed by real grass and durant vegetation , a viewing platform, an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and a more quiet wood deck. Save this picture!Courtesy of JDS ArchitectsThe concept for the BIR, is to optimize and fully exploit the situations the site has to offer, and thereby design a potential for the future exploitation of the roof to the delight of all the co-op’s residents. It is a concept which is not limited to establish the 3 new apartments, but a concept which both creates a useful roof garden as well as a beautiful landscape for the co-op’s neighbours and city residents in general. Usually a roof defines a final measure of any construction – closure. In the near future the Birkegade roof will open up for a versatile stay and experience.Save this picture!Courtesy of JDS ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessPart Two of the High Line Opens / Field Operations + DS+RArticlesVideo: Projects by Eduardo Souto de MouraArticlesProject locationAddress:Olof Palmes Gade 6, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyPenthouse•Copenhagen, Denmark Year:  Penthouses and Rooftop Terrace / JDS ArchitectsSave this projectSavePenthouses and Rooftop Terrace / JDS Architects “COPY” Denmark Save this picture!Courtesy of JDS Architects+ 27 Share Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/142110/penthouses-and-rooftop-terrace-jds-architects Clipboard Projects 2011 CopyAbout this officeJDSOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPenthouseHousingCopenhagenResidentialRefurbishmentDenmarkPublished on June 08, 2011Cite: “Penthouses and Rooftop Terrace / JDS Architects” 08 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Penthouses and Rooftop Terrace / JDS Architects Architects: JDS Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Ina no ie Residence / Horibe Naoko Architect Office

first_imgCopyAbout this officeHoribe Naoko Architect OfficeOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasOsaka-shiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on August 23, 2011Cite: “Ina no ie Residence / Horibe Naoko Architect Office” 23 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Ina no ie住宅 / Horibe Naoko Architect Office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 Save this picture!© Kaori Ichikawa+ 11 Share CopyHouses•Osaka-shi, Japan Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/162327/ina-no-ie-residence-horibe-naoko-architect-office Clipboard Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Projects Houses Year:  ArchDaily Area:  111 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Kaori IchikawaText description provided by the architects. This is a three-story steel-frame construction residence with atelier for a couple, who are both writers. The first floor is used primarily as their work space; second and third floors as residence. Save this picture!planRecommended ProductsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteApavisaFloor Tiles – MetalPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyLand in this area went up for sale several decades ago, and many of the surrounding houses are low-rise buildings, adopting lateral coving for siding with similar color tone. We were conscious to make external appearance of this new three-story house fit into the environment. Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaThe method gives unique expression to the house with shadow of each fold changing along with the sun’s movements. Same sized windows are placed in bedrooms and through stairways, making the floor levels ambiguous, thus moderating the voluminousness of three-story building. Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaThe open ceiling portion of the second floor LDK and sunlight coming from the stairway windows give the feeling of togetherness even when family members are on different floors. From the balcony, a half story above the third floor, you can relax looking far away, without worrying about being watched. This house is perfect as a place for living as well as a workplace for writing.Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Architecture of Stanley Tigerman Exhibition / Yale School of ArchitectureArticlesA. Eugene Kohn Watercolour ExhibitionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/162327/ina-no-ie-residence-horibe-naoko-architect-office Clipboard Ina no ie Residence / Horibe Naoko Architect OfficeSave this projectSaveIna no ie Residence / Horibe Naoko Architect Office 2010 Ina no ie Residence / Horibe Naoko Architect Officelast_img read more

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New US charity shopping mall

first_img Howard Lake | 28 June 2001 | News New US charity shopping mall Another US charity shopping mall has launched into a fairly crowded marketAnother US charity shopping mall has launched into a fairly crowded market. Myfuturemall.com offers to donate “50% of the proceeds from this site” to mission-based charities.Visit Myfuturemall.com. Advertisement  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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CAFAmerica to distribute royalities from Bob Dylan’s Christmas album to Crisis

first_img Royalties from Bob Dylan’s new Christmas album, ‘Christmas in the Heart’, will be donated to UK charity CRISIS through the channel of a ‘Donor Advised Fund‘ (DAF) administered by CAFAmerica.A DAF allows donors in the US to support and manage philanthropic initiatives outside the USA and to give tax-effectively across borders.Columbia/Epic, a label of Sony Music Entertainment, have opened a DAF for the purpose of donating royalties from Dylan’s new album to make grants to CRISIS. CAFAmerica will also help Bob Dylan to support other charities outside the US. Advertisement CAFAmerica to distribute royalities from Bob Dylan’s Christmas album to Crisis Howard Lake | 14 December 2009 | News Royalties from the album will be donated to charity in perpetuity. ‘Christmas in the Heart’ has already raised $125,000 for charity.CAFAmerica CEO Susan Saxon-Harrold said: “CAFAmerica is delighted to find a charitable solution to assist Bob Dylan and his record company in supporting the causes they are committed to globally”.Bob Dylan announced that royalties in perpetuity from sales of his first ever Christmas album will be donated to US nonprofit Feeding America, as well as CRISIS and the World Food Programme.CRISIS estimates that the initial proceeds of the donations will provide 15,000 meals for homeless people in the UK over Christmas, as well as 500,000 meals for schoolchildren in the developing world.Bob Dylan said: “The problem of hunger is ultimately solvable, which means we must each do what we can to help feed those who are suffering and support efforts to find long-term solutions.”The music video for Bob Dylan’s song ‘Must Be Santa’ was directed by Nash Edgerton.[Original video was published in Flash so has been removed]. Tagged with: Celebrity Charities Aid Foundation christmas Tradingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  165 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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.last_img read more

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Sinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan leading the polls in Limerick City an…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury More than €4,500 of suspected drugs seized in Dooradoyle Twitter Facebook NewsPoliticsVideoSinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan leading the polls in Limerick City an ‘amazing achievement’By Cian Reinhardt – February 9, 2020 1701 Linkedin Email Maurice Quinlivan TD, Sinn Féin, watches the count figures update at the General Election Count Centre. Photo: Cian ReinhardtSINN Féin leading the polls in Limerick City’s General Election is an “amazing achievement” for the party.This is according to Sinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan TD, who holds more than 20 per cent of the votes early into the first count.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It looks like we’re going to top the poll here in Limerick City, it’s an incredible achievement for our party, the people who have put their faith in me, I’m humbled by the amount of people that came out and voted for us,” he told the Limerick Post.The Sinn Féin TD said people were angry on the doorsteps, and feel they are “working really hard and getting nothing for it”.“We offered an alternative, we were lead by a brilliant woman in Mary Lou McDonald, our campaign was spot on, we had a massive team that came out and helped us,” he said.When asked if there may be some regret in the party not running more candidates nationally, Quinlivan noted when the decision was made to run the candidates the party “maybe weren’t polling very well”, pointing to the recent local and European elections.“Mary Lou McDonald we understand will be talking to all the party leaders in the next day or so, and anybody who thinks we don’t want to be in Government is clearly, clearly wrong.“Sinn Féin wants to be in government, and the two-party system in the state has been broken today, and was broken by the people.”center_img Previous articleFine Gael Councillor ‘very happy’ with early count in Limerick CityNext articleFund public services not animal abuse Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Advertisement TAGSGE2020General Election 2020Limerick City Vicky calls for right to die with dignity WhatsApp Print New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures last_img read more

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Forward Thinking: Carson on the Future of Housing

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Forward Thinking: Carson on the Future of Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Forward Thinking: Carson on the Future of Housing October 12, 2017 1,647 Views Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Ben Carson HUD  Print This Post Ben Carson HUD 2017-10-12 Brianna Gilpin Previous: Fannie Mae Makes Fifth Sale of Reperforming Loans Next: Economic Outlook: Consumer Confidence and The Fed Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago In a Thursday morning full committee hearing titled “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development” HUD Secretary Ben Carson was given an opportunity to discuss recent HUD initiatives and his vision for HUD moving forward.“Since I arrived at HUD in March, it has been my mission to employ the wealth of institutional knowledge held by career staff to improve our services, reform our programs to reflect realities of modern society, and remain careful stewards of taxpayer dollars,” Carson said. “My experiences and interactions with the talented employees of HUD have been extremely gratifying and inspiring.”During his opening statement, Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) welcomed Carson saying, “[Carson] may be among the most qualified individual to ever serve as HUD secretary. … Not only does he understand poverty personally and viscerally, he understands what it takes to escape it.”Speaking to the committee, Carson announced HUD’s plan for institutional reform and improvement—the FORWARD initiative, with the main initiatives following what Carson called “the three Rs”: Reimagine How HUD Works, Restore the American Dream, and Rethink American Communities.“While HUD has been around for 50 years, many Americans still struggle to find affordable housing,” Carson said. “The Worst-Case Housing Needs 2017 Report indicates that alarmingly high numbers of Americans continue to pay more than half of their incomes toward rent and/or live in inadequate conditions.”This was a concern that resonated with Hensarling who outlined in his opening comments that after those 50 years and $1.6 trillion, the poverty rate has remained relatively unchanged.“After suffering from eight years of bad public policy leading to a sluggish economy barely growing at half of the historic norm, working Americans deserve better,” said Hensarling.During her opening remarks, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) challenged Carson on being able to address what she terms “the worst rental housing crisis” experienced.“Secretary Carson has expressed views that are deeply alarming and antithetical to his role at HUD, such as describing poverty as ‘more of a choice than anything else,’ and saying he doesn’t think public housing should be too ‘comfortable,’” said Waters.Carson underscored that the FORWARD initiative is working to better support the needs of the families they serve, noting that a goal of every anti-poverty program should be to help beneficiaries reach prosperity and self-sufficiency.“Housing assistance must be geared toward this goal through alignment with job training and other forms of support where possible,” Carson said. “This does not mean taking assistance away from those who need HUD—it means doing our job so well that fewer and fewer people require our assistance.”Carson also spoke to the False Claims Act stating, “We are already addressing that problem [of improper use of the Act]; our staff, along with the DOJ staff. And we’re committed to getting that resolved, because it’s ridiculous, quite frankly,” Carson said in an answer to Rep. Dave Trott (R-Michigan).To see the full committee hearing, click here.To see Secretary Carson’s prepared remarks detailing the areas HUD is focusing on, click here. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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Investigation launched following the discovery of 33 dead swans

first_img By News Highland – May 9, 2013 Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleDonegal man goes on trial accused of sexual abuse dating back 50 yearsNext articlePresident of the Massachusetts Senate to visit Donegal today News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal An investigation is underway following the discovery of a number of dead birds in the Mullaghduff and Dunfanaghy areas.33 swans were found dead in the New Lake, Dunfanaghy at the weekend while National Parks and Wildlife Rangers recovered a dead swan from a lake in mullaghduff this (Thursday) evening.An investigation into the deaths has been launched with poisoning and bird flu being considered as possible causes.Water samples have been taken from the area for examination as part of the investigation.If any members of the public discovers dead birds, they are being asked to contact the National Parks and Wildlife service in the first instance. Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Investigation launched following the discovery of 33 dead swans WhatsApplast_img read more

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Meeting in Dungloe to discuss Tunnelers’ memorial

first_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Meeting in Dungloe to discuss Tunnelers’ memorial WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ By News Highland – July 19, 2018 A meeting is to take place in Dungloe on Saturday week next July 28th to discuss a memorial to men from Donegal who died on tunneling jobs in Scotland, London and elsewhere.The meeting is at 4pm at the Old Chapel, with former tunnelers and their families anxious that something be done to mark what they say is an important part of Donegal’s history.It’s anticipated that a committe will be set up to progress the idea.Former tunneller Hugh Rogers is one of those involved, earlier today, he spoke on the Nine til Noon Show…………. Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/tunnelmeet.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal rape trial jury deliberations continueNext article19 year old found NOT guilty in Donegal rape trial News Highland Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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