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Where have all the parking spaces gone?

first_imgCar-free streets are at the heart of plans for 4,500 homes at a new town at Waterbeach, north of Cambridge. It is the first time that ‘sociable streets’ have been promoted in the UK at this scale.Waterbeach New Town East, masterplanned by LDA Design, draws on the dramatic Fen Edge setting to create a sociable, sustainable way of living. Neighbourhood steads will reimagine residential streets and what they can offer.LDA Design’s Bernie Foulkes, who led the masterplan, said, “Each stead will comprise up to 400 homes, with its own character, landmarks and facilities. The car-free residential streets will have the feel of intimate green linear parks. There will be space for communal activity, from children’s play to tending vegetable plots.“The steads will be part of a bigger landscape. Life here will be closely tied to nature, with new parks, shared spaces and naturalistic planting.”Chris Goldsmith of RLW Estates added, “We will create the first New Town in the UK that truly puts people first and ensures that their local area is designed for them, not their vehicles.” Cars will be parked at the edge of the steads.LDA Design ‘sociable streets’ Cambridge car-free streets Waterbeach Waterbeach New Town East September 13, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Where have all the parking spaces gone? previous nextLand & New HomesWhere have all the parking spaces gone?Planned new town near Cambridge will feature car free streets, says architect.The Negotiator13th September 201801,029 Viewslast_img read more

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Pierson Elected to Vacant Seat on Freeholders; Says He Will Seek Full Term in…

first_imgBrigadier General and Cape May County Freeholder, Jeffrey Pierson By Tim KellyAs a former career military man who literally rose through the ranks from enlisted man to brigadier general, Jeffrey Pierson is looking forward to new challenges. As Cape May County’s newest member of the Freeholders Board, the challenges are sure to come.“I am overwhelmed and humbled the Republican Committee selected me and I appreciate their support,” he said in a one-on-one interview Thursday with OCNJDaily and Sea Isle News. “I’m looking forward to doing whatever I can to keep (the Freeholders’ agenda) on course.”On Wednesday, Pierson, a resident of Upper Township and a current member of the Township Committee there, bested challengers Barbara Tomalino, Edward Beck and Gary Playford to win the seat for the unexpired term of Kristine Gabor. The term runs through December 31 of 2017.  Gabor resigned her post to relocate out of New Jersey.“I loved what I was doing (on Upper’s Committee) and I will miss working closely with the residents of my town to resolve problems. Kristine was doing a great job, but when she indicated she would be stepping down, I gave it a thought.  At first I wanted to support someone else, but when that person (decided not to seek election) I threw my hat in the ring.It was a packed house at the old Cape May County Court HousePierson said his immediate priority was “to keep our tax rate the lowest in the state of New Jersey and to continue on that track and to do everything in my abilities to care for our military veterans, seniors, and mentally and physically disabled.”Pierson said he would seek re-election to a full three-year term, running with Freeholder Will Morey, at the conclusion of his unexpired term.“I am single, (his wife Sally passed away three years ago) and as long as my health holds out and I (do a good job) and the people see fit to re-elect me, I am committed to the job.”Pierson grew up in Wildwood Crest, attended Wildwood High (Class of 1961) and was a self-described “Legion brat” who accompanied his late father, Frank, a World War II veteran, to many American Legion functions and parades.Freeholder Marie Hayes“I credit my parents (the late Gladys was his mother) for giving me my drive, and those times with my father made me gravitate toward a career in the military.”As a recruit in the National Guard, he rose through the ranks, was accepted into officer Training School and over the course of 42 years, made it all the way to the rank of general.He credits Sally: “When I learned I would be relocating to Fort Sheridan, Illinois for three years, she sucked it up and went along. I couldn’t have done it without her support.”Children Christine Threet, Jennifer Del Grande and Jeffrey Pierson, Jr., and 13 grandchildren have also been there for him every step of the way, he said.At Wednesday’s election, termed a special convention, 87 percent of 210 committee members voted, including 57 mail-in ballots, according to County Clerk Rita Fulginiti. Pierson received 99 votes, Tomalino 70, Beck nine and Playford five, according to published reports.Remarks were made by Cape GOP Chairman Marcus Karavan, and each candidate made a statement. Following the vote, Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton, Freeholder Marie Hayes and Committee Second Vice Chair Timothy Donohue all spoke, followed by dinner and social time at the Bellevue Tavern.Pierson said he would be stepping down from his Upper Township Committee post, as well as his part-time job with the County, to concentrate on his duties as Freeholder.Freeholder Jerry ThorntonConcerning the current state of the party nationally, he said he would be voting for Donald Trump and that he also supported Congressman Frank LoBiondo, despite LoBiondo’s announcement he would not vote for Trump.“I still support (Trump) and (LoBiondo),” he said. “I don’t see that as a conflict.  Different types of pressures exist for each person in this situation.  Frank has been a great public servant and I think the country is ready for an outsider to take a fresh look at our problems.“I don’t condone what Trump said, but as a military person I frequently heard what I call ‘barracks talk’ and I believe on balance some of the things his opponent has done are much more egregious,” Pierson added.last_img read more

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Cocoa cost surge sparks fear of soaring prices

first_imgFears are growing that cocoa prices are set to soar in 2012 after instability in Africa caused a surge in costs at the beginning of this year.The commodity’s price had been falling in the second half of 2011, but political changes in the Ivory Coast one of the market leaders for cocoa production saw the price rise by $111 (£70.07) per tonne or 5% from December to January, according to the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO). The African country has sent the commodities market into turmoil after it recently launched a series of auctions to sell part of its 2012-2013 crop early as part of an overhaul for the industry.However, much of the auction activity has been veiled in secrecy, with Ivory Coast’s coffee and cocoa board only saying that the auctions went “very well” and that has caused distress in the trading of the commodity.Plus, there are further fears of under production in the year ahead, another factor that will impact price in 2012, as well as concerns over increased demand from Asia. Agricultural lender Rabobank warned: “Futures have retraced after the market oversold and we see further strength on output concerns.”Commenting on the situation in the Ivory Coast, Rabobank added: “The move adds to the uncertainty about the government’s growing involvement in the cocoa market and increases market price volatility in the short term.”l For future trends on chocolate in bakery see pages 26 & 27.last_img read more

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Press release: First Homes Handed Over in Ludgershall

first_img I have really enjoyed being part of the event today. It was a privilege to showcase the delivery of these brand new modern homes that will allow our Service families to live in first-class facilities. The completion and handover of these homes since contract award is a significant achievement for the Army Basing Programme and will benefit our families across Salisbury Plain. Baroness Scott, OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council said: I’m delighted to officially open this house which is a fine example of where our Service Personnel will be making their home in Wiltshire. With the provision of SFA a critical construction activity to enable the return of soldiers from Germany significant progress has been made since the contract award to Lovell Partnerships Ltd in November 2017 with the homes being constructed in unprecedented industry timescales.To mark the first of 917 houses being delivered under the Army Basing Programme (ABP), which are being built across three sites in Ludgershall (242 homes), Bulford (225 homes) and Larkhill (450 homes), a ribbon cutting event was held on 7 February 2019 at The Plumer Estate, Ludgershall.Attending the event were Major General Richard Wardlaw, Director Basing and Infrastructure who is the Senior Responsible Owner for the ABP, Baroness Jane Scott, Wiltshire Council Leader, Air Commodore Wendy Rothery, Head of DIO Accommodation, Mark Duddy, ABP Programme Director and John Leary, Lovell Major Projects Director.Speaking afterwards Major General Wardlaw said: We value the contribution the Army makes to our county and we know they will receive a warm welcome when they arrive and make their home here. Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said: In addition to these new homes there has been major investment ‘behind the wire’ with the provision of Single Living Accommodation, new and improved technical, office, catering, retail and leisure facilities to ensure our soldiers live, work and train in the best possible environment.center_img The completion of this work shows the importance we place on investing in the Defence estate and providing good accommodation for our service families. It is also testament to the excellent collaborative working partnership between the ABP, Wiltshire Council, DIO and our trusted and valued contractor Lovell. Team work is at the heart of the Army Basing Programme and enables successes like this to take place. I’d like to congratulate all those involved in delivering this crucial project, which will allow for the smooth relocation of service personnel and their families from Germany. Since the programme was announced in 2013 we have worked with our partners to prepare the way for their return. We have worked closely together to ensure as well as sufficient homes we will have the right infrastructure in place, enough school places and health and leisure facilities. I hope the families moving from Germany and within the UK this summer enjoy these properties for many years to come.last_img read more

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Harrods pastry chef wins Christmas log competition

first_imgMaxime Michelot, a pastry chef at Harrods, beat off competition from 24 other UK-based chefs to win Classic Fine Foods’ Christmas Log Contest.He triumphed at a blind tasting, held at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, with a confection of cinnamon-spiced mousse, passion fruit and mandarin jelly with poached pear and a coconut dacquoise base.Now in its second year, the competition aims to promote UK pastry talent and creativity and challenges participants to create a classic Bûche de Noël (Christmas log) using either dark, milk, white or blond chocolate.The 25 contestants were initially whittled down to five on the basis of social media interaction, with photographs posted on Classic Fine Foods UK’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. The blind tasting was then carried out by grand jury made of up of representatives from the press, Valrhona Chocolate and last year’s winner Can Misirlioğlu, who is currently commis pastry chef at Hyatt Regency London.Classic Fine Foods is a distributor of fine foods and operates brands such as cheese, butter and spread company President, coffee brand Illy and Valrhona Chocolate.last_img read more

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Christmas 2020: Tesco expands vegan bakery range

first_imgFree From Orange & Maple Shortbread TinThese gluten-free biscuits are another example of the orange and maple flavours. The all-butter shortbread (£4.00) is flavoured with Sicilian orange, Canadian maple syrup and Belgian milk chocolate chunks packaged in an art-deco inspired tin for what Tesco describes as an indulgent treat at Christmas. Wicked Kitchen WellingtonAnother new addition to its vegan Wicked Kitchen range is the Wellington. The hand rolled ‘no beef’ wellington sees seasoned pea protein used in place of the traditional meat joint and coupled with a roasted garlic herb mushroom duxelles before being wrapped in flaky pastry. Orange and maple are the favourite festive flavours for Tesco this year, running throughout its range from meaty mains to decadent desserts.“This year, we selected maple and orange as our signature flavour combination as it oozes decadence and festivity. Its sweet and citrus elements add a new complexity of flavour to traditional favourites and is such a versatile pairing. It works well with a variety of different meats, desserts and snacks, to add Christmas cheer to every course,” said Tesco executive chef Jamie Robinson.The retailer has also sought to expand its vegan range with new additions to its Wicked Kitchen and Plant Chef brands.Here’s our top picks from the Tesco festive bakery range… Opera DessertPart of the Tesco Finest range, this Opera Dessert is inspired by the classic French opera cake. It combines layers of toffee and chocolate cheesecake, a toffee-flavoured mousse and chocolate sponge on a chocolate biscuit base. It is topped with a black cocoa mirror glaze, and decorated with white chocolate stars, a chocolate cigarillo, gold chocolate malt balls and gold dusting. Wicked Kitchen Ginger Chai CakeVegan needn’t be left out when it comes to indulgent centrepieces this Christmas. Tesco is hoping to hit the spot with its warming Wicked Kitchen Ginger Chai Cake. The cake comprises a ginger spiced chai tea-soaked sponge which is hand frosted and dusted with cinnamon sugar before being topped with caramelised ginger pieces. Mini Ham Hock and Cheddar Topped CrumpetsCrumpets are crashing onto the party food scene. The Tesco Finest creations (£5.00 for 10) see mini golden crumpets topped with pulled ham hock, Cheddar cheese and a bechamel sauce.center_img Plant Chef Mince PiesTesco is keen to make Christmas inclusive for 2020 and, as such, has added mince pies (£1.25 for six) to its vegan Plant Chef range. A crumbly vegan pastry is deep filled with spiced mincemeat made up of sultanas, raisins and currants. They can be eaten hot or cold. Chocolate Orange & Maple Bauble CakeUtilising Tesco’s flavours of choice this festive season is the Finest Chocolate Orange & Maple Bauble Cake (£13.00). The hand-finished cake features two layers of Valencian orange sponge cake and a chocolate and orange brownie which are sandwiched together with orange, Belgian chocolate and maple-flavoured buttercreams. Inside is a hidden centre filled with chocolate cereal malt balls, while on top is a white chocolate bauble decoration and maple flavour buttercream. Chicken Tikka SamosasGastropub favourites and world cuisine are the main inspirations behind Tesco’s range of party food, with the Tesco Finest 8 Chicken Tikka Samosas (£5.00) among the new additions for 2020. The hand folded samosas are filled with British chicken, Indian spices and mango chutney with red chilli. Sausage Roll LogOffering a different take on the yule log is Tesco’s giant sausage roll log for Christmas 2020. The savoury log (£5.00) is made of seasoned pork meat wrapped in puff pastry decorated with festive pastry leaves.last_img read more

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Revolutionizing Egyptology

first_imgPeter Der ManuelianPhilip J. King Professor of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts and SciencesHarvard lays claim to one of the longest-running archaeological digs in Egypt and the Sudan. For more than 40 years (1905–1947), the Harvard-MFA Expedition was headquartered at “Harvard Camp,” a modest complex just a short walk west of the famous Pyramids of Giza. Sculptural masterpieces, monumental temples, pyramids, fortresses, exquisite gold jewelry, and objects of daily life are all part of the expedition’s legacy. Even more significant, these treasures came to light in the context of the most advanced and responsible scientific excavation of its time.Thanks to the efforts of expedition director and Harvard Professor George A. Reisner, Class of 1889, today we can reconstruct ancient settlements and cemeteries, marvel at the world’s oldest royal furniture, and translate countless hieroglyphic inscriptions, from legal testaments to autobiographies and historical texts. Twenty-three archaeological sites are preserved in 45,000 documentary glass-plate expedition photographs, and in thousands of diary pages, notes, object-register books, drawings, and publications.Reisner’s work forms the basis of our understanding of the Pyramid Age, or Old Kingdom (about 2469–2150 B.C.), the first classical era of ancient Egyptian civilization. He excavated hundreds of decorated tombs of Egypt’s governing elites there, along with the mortuary temples of King Menkaure, revealing some of the greatest royal statuary ever discovered. In the Sudan, he solved the mystery of the hidden entrances to ancient Nubian royal pyramids. His survey, documentation, and publication techniques revolutionized archaeological method for all future generations.last_img read more

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BED to Hold Off on Rate Increase

first_imgBED to Hold Off on Rate IncreaseBurlington Electric Department, which had received approval from the Electric Commission to seek up to a 5.9 percent rate increase, has agreed to withdraw the request at this time.The need for the rate hike, largely driven by increased power and transmission costs, still exists, but short-term borrowing will take place while the financial markets settle down. Jonathan Leopold, the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, said that because of the current chaos in the financial market, it would be impossible to sell a revenue bond with affordable terms. BED will place an item on the Town Meeting Day ballot asking the voters to change their approval of a revenue bond, which was favorably voted on last March, to a general obligation bond. This would lower the cost of BED’s long-term debt and influence the size of a rate increase going forward. Once these actions have taken place the rate increase will be decided upon, and the ratepayers will be notified of the date and the amount of the increase; this most likely will happen after the March vote.Both the City Administration and the Finance Board realize that BED will still be in need of a rate increase in the near term because of these expenses beyond its control.In the meantime, BED has advanced its ongoing major capital projects, the McNeil air quality improvements and the East Avenue reliability upgrade, through favorable short-term borrowing arranged through the City. This allows BED to reap the benefits of these projects in lowered operating costs as it moves into 2009 without fully absorbing the cost of the debt the projects will require. “These projects will still need long-term financing in a bond market that is very uncertain, given the current financial turmoil,” said BED General Manager Barbara Grimes. “Though thankfully we have voter support to obtain bond funding, and we prefer long-term to short-term debt, the bond market is currently expensive. It is difficult to say today when the time will be right. But by implementing these cost-effective projects now, we can count on reaping their benefits to lower the amount needed when we do go for long-term financing.”Ms. Grimes said, “Energy efficiency steps remain a customer’s best tool in controlling their electric costs.” All BED customers are encouraged to explore what’s available for reducing their bills by visiting BED’s web site, www.burlingtonelectric.com(link is external), or by calling 658-0300.BED will continue to monitor closely the revenues and the expenses of the department.#30last_img read more

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Instagram Takeover: Patrick Williams

first_imgFollow along all week as we showcase some of Patrick’s work on our Instagram account, and check to know him a little better with this short Q & A. BRO: What is your current home base and where are you from originally?PW: I currently live in Asheville North Carolina, but I am originally from Durham.BRO: You obviously focus a lot of your efforts on fly fishing. Any other outdoor pursuits you enjoy documenting? PW: Yes, I love landscape photography, which I regard as a way to document the spectacular hiking opportunities in Western North Carolina. I have also dabbled in shooting paddlers, climbers, and skiers, which I hope to do more of in the future.  BRO: Do you focus your efforts mainly on the Blue Ridge or are you all over the place?PW: Both. I mainly shoot Western North Carolina, but I am an avid traveller, and I’m always ready to shoot a new location. Just this year I have been lucky enough to visit the Alps to photograph some ski touring and winter hiking, Mexico for fly fishing, and Maine for landscape photography.BRO: Fall is all but here. Any favorite spots for photographing fall foliage in the Blue Ridge?PW: There is something magical about a river in fall. I will usually spend September and early October probing small creeks off the Blue Ridge Parkway, when the high altitude leaves begin to change, I’ll make my way down the valley rivers as the season progresses into late-October and November. I try to visit a new area every year, so no one spot in particular stands out, there are simply too many to name.BRO: What is your favorite town in the Blue Ridge Mountains and why?PW: I would have to say Brevard, North Carolina. It has the perfect combination of small town feel, support of local industries and artists, and you are right next to excellent fishing, hiking, paddling, mountain biking, waterfalls, and even a bit of climbing.BRO: If you could only choose one area to hike, explore, fish and photograph for the rest of your life what would it be? PW: That’s a real tough question, so I’ll have to break that up regionally, nationally, and internationally. Close to home I would have to say Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wilderness areas in the Pisgah Ranger District hold a special place in my heart. Nationally, I would have to say northern New Mexico, a place I lived for two summers which is a landscape photographer’s dream. Internationally, I would have to say northern Mongolia, because its hard to beat floating through pristine rivers meandering through granite cliff canyons to catch a 5 ft Taimen (largest relative of trout and salmon) on giant popping flies.  BRO: One piece of gear (minus your camera) you wouldn’t head into the woods without? PW: A headlamp for sure, and that goes for fishing and photography. Some of the best dry fly action happens after the sun goes down, and if you want to photograph sunrises and sunsets, you gotta spend a lot of time in the dark. BRO: What advice would you give someone who is looking to break into the world of outdoor adventure photography? PW: I’m still trying to figure that one out for myself to be honest. I would say that the most important thing is to always be practicing, seek out criticism and feedback from other photographers, and always think about the story your composition tells. It’s a continuous learning process, so treat it as such. Always try to grow and refine your skill set. This month’s Instagram Takeover features Patrick Williams of @ecoclinephotography. A native of North Carolina, Patrick loves to capture scenes and images of fly fishing, travel, and nature.He spends the majority of the year teaching high school math and science, and  summers with clients as a fly fishing guide. In the times between, he can probably be found with his camera in tow. Through years spent on the water, on the trail, and traveling, Patrick says he’s developed a passion for capturing the art of the outdoors.last_img read more

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