Casa Solares / uno más uno + Fernanda Mejía

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Houses Mexico CopyHouses•Zapopan, Mexico Photographs:  Alexis Herrera Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Omar Almaguer, Hiram Pozaada, Fernanda Mejía, José Jiménez CopyAbout this officeuno más unoOfficeFollowFernanda MejíaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanOn FacebookMexicoPublished on December 05, 2020Cite: “Casa Solares / uno más uno + Fernanda Mejía” [Casa Solares / uno más uno + Fernanda Mejía] 05 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save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 “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cemex, Comex, Perdura, Trimble Navigation Casa Solares / uno más uno + Fernanda Mejía Lead Architects: Year:  2019 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952211/casa-solares-taller-1-plus-1-plus-fernanda-mejia Clipboard Casa Solares / uno más uno + Fernanda MejíaSave this projectSaveCasa Solares / uno más uno + Fernanda Mejía Design Team:José JiménezEngineering:Grupo Constructor FrontalConsultants:Grupo Constructor FrontalCollaborators:Fernanda Mejía, Xavier Álvarez Del CastilloCity:ZapopanCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alexis HerreraText description provided by the architects. Building the void.Casa Solares is located in the urban setting of Zapopan Jalisco. A two-storey family house within the Solares residential complex.Save this picture!© Alexis HerreraSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Alexis HerreraWith a certain proportion between the adjacent dwellings, the plot lacks privacy towards the street, which is also its main facade oriented to the southwest. This conditioning results in a great opportunity since it determines the design and introverted character of the project, where the architecture opens towards the interior.Save this picture!© Alexis HerreraThe compositional process is based on the simultaneousness of the axes on both levels of the house. The volumetric proposal, based on a contemporary architectural language, consists of the continuity of pure prisms as a starting point; a white cubic volume, on a base of masonry walls. The dialogue between architectural abstraction and tradition.Save this picture!© Alexis HerreraThe apparent simplicity of the white prism increases its spatial complexity in the interior. The geometry sculpted by the path of natural daylight on the main façade results in a transitional atmosphere of interior and exterior spaces, where the intended visuals are established with the silhouette of the tree as a contemplative piece while ensuring the privacy of the spaces.Save this picture!© Alexis HerreraThe project consists of 168 square meters of construction on two levels. With a luminous double-height entrance, the day area is located on the ground floor: kitchen, living and dining room connected to the garden providing spaciousness and visual continuity to the most public spaces of the house. This first level also has a studio/bedroom that contemplates the possibility of living in one single level, in case it is necessary for the owners.Save this picture!© Alexis HerreraSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Alexis HerreraThe stairs as a sculptural piece are framed by a reinforced concrete wall, favouring the effect of zenithal lights and cast shadows.The night area is on the second level. The distribution programme gives a hierarchy to the spaces according to the geometry of the house. The master bedroom, with a dressing room and a bathroom, is located at the rear, opening to the northwest to provide lighting and ventilation, while maintaining the privacy of the spaces. Next, there is a small utility room. At the front of the house you will find a bedroom and a bathroom wrapped in the sobriety of the façade.Save this picture!© Alexis HerreraProject gallerySee allShow lessXinchang Village’s Central Kindergarten / Atelier DeshausSelected ProjectsPark Way House / ArqBr Arquitetura e UrbanismoSelected Projects Share Architects: Fernanda Mejía, uno más uno Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1808 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Alexis Herrera+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952211/casa-solares-taller-1-plus-1-plus-fernanda-mejia Clipboardlast_img read more

Woman journalist held for more than a month without seeing lawyer

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Follow the news on Iran News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists July 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist held for more than a month without seeing lawyer Reporters Without Borders calls on the Iranian authorities to release journalist Mahboubeh Karami of the government news agency ISNA at once. She has not seen a lawyers since her arrest in Tehran on 13 June after criticising police for beating demonstrators. The organisation is also concerned about the suspension of two weekly newspapers in the west of the country in the past three weeks.“Mahboubeh Karami’s detention constitutes a denial of justice,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities reacted in a disproportionate manner, with the aim of frightening all those who might dare to criticise abuse of authority. At the same time, the arbitrary suspension of newspapers must stop. At least 15 have been banned since the start of the year.”Karami was on a bus in which demonstrators sought refuge from the police who were pursuing them, and she was arrested after protesting about the behaviour of the police. She is being held on a charge of “activity against national security” in security section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison, where she was in solitary confinement until she staged a hunger strike. Now she is being held with other detainees.Reporters Without Borders has learned that she has been interrogated many times about her activities as a journalist and as activist in the “One million signatures” campaign for the amendment of laws that discriminate against women.Human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi told Reporters Without Borders that Karami’s arrest “did not comply with Iranian law.” An exorbitant amount of bail, 100 million toumen (80,000 euros), has been demanded for her release.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance suspended Bahar Borujerd, a weekly based in Borujerd, in the western province of Lorestan, on 2 July for allegedly publishing inaccurate information. Its editor, Mostafa Rahabar, said the authorities gave no other explanation. Rahabar was briefly arrested in August 2007 for criticising Borujerd University’s repressive policy on wearing a headscarf.Another local weekly, Paygam Borujerd, was suspended at the behest of a local revolutionary court in April.Botak, a weekly based in the nearby province of Ilam, was suspended at the behest of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance on 19 July after publishing an article critical of the province’s governor. Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News News to go further June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation last_img read more

What Is Pushing Delinquencies Down?

CoreLogic default Delinquencies Foreclosure Loan mortgage 2019-02-12 Radhika Ojha Foreclosure inventory touched an 18-year low in November 2018 with the share of mortgages in some stage of foreclosure inching down 0.2 percentage points to 0.4 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights Report.Nationally, the report indicated, 4.1 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency in November, declining 1.1 percent compared with November 2017.The report also measures early-stage delinquency–an important indicator of the housing market’s health. It revealed that mortgage loans that were 30 to 59 days past due were at 2 percent in November inching down from 2.2 percent recorded during the same period in the prior year. Sixty to 89 days past due mortgages were also slightly down at 0.7 percent from November 2017.However, areas such as California and the Southeast, which saw natural disasters hit the region earlier in 2018, saw a slight rise in delinquency rates in November, the report indicated.“On a national basis, we continue to see strong loan performance,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “Areas that were impacted by hurricanes or wildfires in 2018 are now seeing relatively large annual gains in the share of mortgages moving into 30-day delinquency. As with previous disasters, this is to be expected and we will see the impacts dissipate over time.”The report found loan vulnerability in many North Carolina metro areas which were struggling after Hurricane Florence hit the state in September. In November 2018, seven metros in the state logged an increase in their serious delinquency rates, with the largest gains seen in Wilmington and New Bern.Despite these pockets, the report said that the overall national delinquency rate had fallen over the past 11 consecutive months. Looking at transition rates, the share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30 days past due was 0.9 percent in November down from 1 percent during the same period in the prior year. In January 2007, just before the start of the financial crisis, the report said, the current-to-30-day transition rate was 1.2 percent, which peaked to 2 percent in November 2008.“Solid income growth, a record amount of home equity and an absence of high-risk loan products put the U.S. homeowner on solid ground,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “All of this has helped push delinquency and foreclosure rates to the lowest levels in almost two decades, and will provide a cushion if the housing market should turn down.” Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Home / Daily Dose / What Is Pushing Delinquencies Down? What Is Pushing Delinquencies Down? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: CoreLogic default Delinquencies Foreclosure Loan mortgage Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Decoding the New Flood Insurance Regulation Next: HUD Offers Helping Hand to Displaced Earthquake Victims Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 12, 2019 1,736 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe read more

Authorities search home of couple who raised $400K for homeless vet

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MT. HOLLY, N.J.) — New Jersey authorities have searched the home of a couple who is accused of squandering much of the more than $400,000 in donations they raised for a homeless veteran.Both prosecutors and police confirmed that a search warrant was executed early Thursday at the residence of Kate McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, in Florence Township.They were once considered good Samaritans for raising the money through a GoFundMe account for Marine Corps veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr.“Due to the enormous public interest in this matter, I am confirming that a search warrant was executed early this morning by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Florence Township Police Department at the residence of Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure in connection with a criminal investigation into the Johnny Bobbitt matter,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina said in a statement.“As of this time, there have been no charges filed,” the statement continued. “Further updates will be provided as circumstances warrant.”Bobbitt, 35, captured national headlines last year after giving McClure, 28, his last $20 when her car broke down on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia.To thank Bobbitt for his kindness, McClure subsequently created the GoFundMe account, to which more than 14,000 people donated. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

RMFO march takes to the streets

first_imgRhodes Must Fall in Oxford staged a protested march this morning, continuing their accusations that Oriel College has caved in to donor demands.The march was scheduled to begin at 11.30am at Oriel Square and continue through to four other sites in Oxford: All Souls College, the Old Indian Institute, Rhodes House and Wellington Square.All five locations were chosen because of perceived links to colonialism and racism, with All Souls home to the Codrington Library and Wellington Square the location of the university’s central administration. All Souls’ library is named after Christopher Codrington (1668–1710), a Fellow of the college who amassed his fortune through plantation slavery and was a Colonial Governor from the Bahamas.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY0TD6hznYA]At one point, as the march entered High Street, the crowd of protestors already numbered several dozen.The group wrote in their description, “We will march peacefully to various sites, and issue new demands for the fall of racist symbols, decolonisation of the white curriculum, reparatory justice, and greater black representation at all levels of the university.”last_img read more

How to drive growth through customer support

first_imgAnd when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised?center_img Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera.last_img read more

Eagles Fans Can’t Help But Dream Big After Rout of Cardinals

first_imgLocal fans of the Philadelphia Eagles have their rituals after driving up to Lincoln Financial Field. At the rest stops along the Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway, fans clad in Eagles gear high-fived and celebrated as only Eagles fans can do.Yesterday the mood was beyond upbeat after the Birds totally dismantled the Arizona Cardinals, 34-7. They were talking about the career day of quarterback Carson Wentz, and generally showing excitement as much for what is to come as for what they had just seen.“We have the (NFC East) Division in a stranglehold,” one guy wearing a Ron Jaworski throwback jersey said at the Hap Farley Service Plaza in Mays Landing.  “There is no reason we can’t make the playoffs and make some noise when we get there.”And this was even before the Dallas Cowboys, who had been tied for second place in the division, and the New York Giants, who many had picked to win the NFC East, both lost to fall to 2-3 and 0-5 respectively.Nobody could blame the giddy Eagles supporters for their enthusiasm. After going 7-9 and missing the playoffs last year, they are off to a 4-1 start, sit atop the NFC East and the entire Conference.It wasn’t just the third straight win that got everyone so fired up.  It was the way the home team completely dismantled the Cardinals.Wentz, the second year quarterback, had one of his best days as a professional, throwing four touchdown passes, including three in the first quarter on the way to a 21-0 lead.The Eagles, who lead pro football in third down efficiency scored on a 59-yard Wentz-to-Torrey Smith pass after a third-and-eleven conversion to Zach Ertz kept the drive going. Another third-and-eleven to Alshon Jeffrey proceeded a TD pass to Ertz; and a spectacular 72-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor in the third quarter came on third-and-19.“We know we are a special team, we just have to show it each week”, Wentz told reporters after going 21-for-30 passing for 304 yards.The Eagles defense also came up big, holding the high-powered Arizona offense to 279 total yards. All-Pro Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald extended his streak of games played with at least one reception to 200, the third-longest streak in NFL history.  The Cardinals, whose record dropped to 2-3 with the loss, were never seriously in the game.The Birds won’t have long to enjoy the triumph. On Thursday night they face a Carolina Panthers team that is just two years removed from a Super Bowl appearance and is also 4-1.But on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles fans heading back to their South Jersey homes would have none of it.“Super Bowl!!! Why not?” said one.Yes, its only October, and the injury-riddled Birds suffered another potentially big loss when offensive lineman Lane Johnson went down with a head injury and will most likely miss the Carolina game. But given the Eagles’ performance yesterday, it was hard to argue against the sentiment. It was a great day to be an Eagles fan. Photo Credit: Katie Bowman last_img read more

Ocean City’s Wacky Wednesday Sizzles With French Fry Sculpting Contest

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleAva Spencer carefully lined up her building materials. She studied her floor plan and began her architectural masterpiece.Her building materials were French fries. Her floor plan was in her head and her foundation was a paper plate.“They fell down and I had to start over,” explained Ava, 5, of her castle of French fries. “Then I had to build a moat, so the dragons couldn’t get in.”The little girl who was on vacation in Ocean City with her family, had some stiff competition in the French fry sculpting contest at the Music Pier in Ocean City. The event was part of the weekly Wacky Wednesday celebration.Ava Spencer, 5, of Pennsylvania, displays her winning castle and poses with mom Mary Spencer (right) and Katelyn Mansolino.At the end of the playful event, Ava took home a winning ribbon for her age group. But the activity was more about fun for kids and adults, who showcased their true artistic ability, albeit with a mushy, mess of a favored junk food.  Michael Hartman, the city’s director of special events, told the participants at the start of the contest, “Remember, the French fries are not fully cooked. Do not eat them.” This is the second summer of Wacky Wednesdays. This year’s season kicked off June 27 with salt water taffy sculpting and continued July 4 with a pie-eating contest. It is one of Hartman’s creations.Michael Hartman, the city’s director of Special Events, with staff and Miss Junior Ocean City Hope Aita (middle) and Miss Ocean City Madison Leigh Kennelly, who handed out ribbons.Hartman explained after the French fry sculpting contest, that he merged two weeks of silly events in the summer into every Wednesday, so each week kids can enjoy goofy, imaginative, activities. “It is an opportunity to draw people to the Boardwalk, the rides, miniature golf and other activities for kids,” Hartman noted. “You can’t put a price tag on a family having fun.”When choosing a family vacation, it is just one more way Ocean City stands out as a family resort, he added.Hartman said every time a kid who participated in Wacky Wednesday events walks by the Music Pier, he or she will remember the great time they had and hopefully share it with others. Memphis Miller, 3, of Gilbertsville P.a., is proud of her spider creation.Amy Miller and her family were on vacation in Ocean City from Gilbertsville, P.a. The family drives down to the resort about four times a summer.They make it a point to be around for Wednesdays.“We try to come down for as many Wacky Wednesdays as possible,” Miller said. “I love that Ocean City is so family oriented. It is so geared for children.”Miller’s children, Memphis, Jayden, Anthony and Shailyn, were all in the contest.The youngest, Memphis, 3, took home a winning ribbon for her “spider.”“I thought it was a crab,” Miller said with a laugh of her daughter’s creation.Memphis said she wanted to make a bug. And she did – with lots of legs.The little girl laughed when she was asked how many legs the spider had.Siblings Emerson and Brady Lasher work on their masterpiece.Brady Lasher, 10, from West Chester, P.a. vacationing in Ocean City with his family, gave his 4-year-old sister Emerson a little guidance in her French fry sculpture.“It’s fun,” Brady said.Mom, Lauren Lasher, pointed to her other daughter, Harper, 7, who was also in the contest. “She is making a laughing emoji,” Lasher said. “I think it is so cute. We come to so many of these events in Ocean City. Michael Hartman is amazing.”Harper Lasher decides how to create a smiling emoji out of French fries.Even some teens participated in the zany contest.Cousins Mathew Mulholland, 19, of Ohio, and Joey Dunne, 14, of Randolph, N.J., vacationing in Ocean City, decided they had the skills to be great French fry artists.Mulholland is an Eagle Scout and his cousin is becoming one.Their family joked they could build that the two could do anything they set their minds to.“We aren’t sure what we want to build yet,” Mulholland said, as he and Joey Dunne examined their heap of fries.At the end of the competition, the kids and adults, picked up their works of art and dumped them in the garbage. “Great job everyone,” Hartman shouted into the microphone. “Enjoy your Wednesday!” Cousins Joey Dunne, 14, of Randolph, N.J., (left) and Matthew Mulholland, 19, of Ohio, vacationing in Ocean City, are determined to make something amazing.Lauren Lasher with children Finley, 19 months, Harper, (glasses) Emerson and Brady.Memphis Miller proudly displays her winning ribbon.last_img read more

Bakers get set for National Doughnut Week

first_imgCraft bakers around the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week from 10-17 May with a host of exciting ideas to help raise funds for the event’s chosen charity The Children’s Trust.Townend Bakery in Liverpool has developed a limited edition star-shaped doughnut for the week, while Corner Bakery in Preston has persuaded one member of staff to dress up as a giant doughnut. The store also expects an appearance from a Preston North End footballer, who will take part in a doughnut-eating competition.Meanwhile, Simon Reynolds of A&E Barrow & Sons in Kent is planning to get his entire family involved in the celebrations. In previous years Simon’s son has sold doughnuts to his classmates to raise awareness of the scheme and has organised an art competition where pupils submitted artwork to the bakery to be displayed in the cafe. This year, the family are keen to get involved again and members of the local press are being invited to visit the bakery.BakeMark UK, which is supporting the event, hopes to raise £50,000 this year for The Children’s Trust. Last year, over 600 people took part in National Doughnut Week, raising almost £40,000.last_img read more

Traditionals with a twist sand cake by Fiona Burrel

first_imgSand Cake is one of the recipes in Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management. The cake is made using a mixture of cornflour and rice flour or ground rice, and the tin is dusted with crushed ratafia biscuits. The cake is flavoured with lemon zest and the resulting texture is quite close and moist, but gritty.This version is a Chocolate and Orange Sand Cake and has Amaretti biscuits lining the tin. It is a really good option for people who prefer a plain cake with their coffee.This recipe has cocoa powder in it but it can be made using melted dark chocolate. If you want to serve this as a gluten-free cake, check that you have gluten-free Amaretti biscuits and baking powder.Chocolate and Orange Sand CakeIngredientsButter for greasingAmaretti biscuits, crushed8Butter225gCaster sugar225gGrated rind of oranges2Eggs-beaten4Cornflour225gGround rice35gCocoa powder25gBaking powder5mlIcing sugar for dustingMethod1. Grease a 900g loaf tin with melted butter and dust with crushed Amaretti biscuits.2. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Add the orange rind.3. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well between each addition.4. Sieve the cornflour, ground rice, cocoa powder and baking powder together and add to the cake mixture. Fold in carefully and turn into the prepared tin.5. Bake in the centre of the oven, heated to a 180C, for 20 minutes, then turn the oven down to 170C and cover with a piece of damp greaseproof paper. Continue to cook for another 30-40 minutes. It is ready when the top springs back when lightly pressed.6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning out. When cold, dust with sieved icing sugar.last_img read more