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The Manor Place Terrace of shops and homes was built between 1875 and 1896. They are some of last remaining Victorian buildings that were constructed on the site of historic Royal Surrey Gardens and are the last examples of Victorian retail within West Walworth.
They offer a strong link to the history of West Walworth and are a fine example of purpose built shops and homes from the late-Victorian era. They offer a real sense of how the streetscape would have been in the past. They are in perfect keeping with the local area being built with interesting detail and to a human scale.
West Walworth will change enormously in the next 20 years with a large number of development sites locally which will net Southwark Council tens of millions of pounds.
We ask that as guardians of our local heritage and its assets, Southwark Council places a value on the terrace and its façade and says no to development which demolishes this historic terrace.
Six months ago Emma Cannings started what is now a successful and popular skin care therapy business at the Stamford Garden Centre. Old wooden sheds were pulled down and a new wooden building put up in its place. The Garden Centre now has a cafe, farm shop, gift shop, butchers, florists and vets. The salon is a welcome addition and is a significant improvement on the old sheds.
The parking at the garden centre means that the salon is popular since the centre of Stamford is become increasingly difficult to access by car during the day as more and more residential estates are developed on the outskirts of the town. A large number of people are also able to walk to the garden centre. The salon has also been made fully accessible for the disabled.
The planning application (originally misplaced and un-actioned by the council) had no objections from any members of the public or the local parish council. However, in a shock decision, they have recommended that the building be pulled down. Their reasons seem confusing and inconsistent at best. The large new offices recently built on the outskirts of Uppingham and developments at the Ashwell garden centre make the decision even more confusing.
Their decision will put six people out of work, plunge the owners into financial crisis and damage the other businesses at the garden centre who benefit from the cross trading opportunities. It seems no wonder that the country is one of the last in Europe to pull itself out of economic difficulties if this is how the government treats its entrepreneurs. Rather than spending time promoting and marketing the business we are having to invest all our time into fighting our own local government who want us to spend money tearing down a building that is offending no one (other than local planners and councilors) and benefiting many.
As someone who has lived in Rutland their whole life I feel very passionately about protecting the countryside. Of course we must have strong regulations against buildings that could damage our beautiful county. However, this business was not built on an area of outstanding beauty. It is a one storey, attractive wooden building that was constructed on the site of some older wooden buildings of the same size. It has significantly enhanced the garden centre for the other businesses and for the people that use it.
At no point did we ever envisage that the greatest threat to the business, at a time when we are struggling to get this country out of a bad recession, would come from our own government.
Please help us overturn this decision and show Rutland County Council that, whilst we appreciate their desire to protect our beautiful county, they have got it badly wrong this time.
Three historic buildings on Crown Street, in the heart of New Haven’s Ninth Square National Register District are open to the weather, and have recently been subject to extensive internal demolition. This demolition has been done in the absence of plans for the use and renovation of the buildings.
A petition drive has been launched to protect endangered buildings:
-- 26-28 Crown Street built c1875, a commercial block with the good detailing customary of the period – bracketed cornice work, arched cut stone window heads and lintels.
-- 30-36 Crown Street built c1875, a highly unusual curtain wall warehouse building, with exceptionally fine multi-paned windows and composition of its frame and infill construction.
-- 40-46 Crown Street, c1910, the S.Z. Field Building, an industrial printing plant fitted out with classical detailing to give it a lively and dignified street façade.
This block is Downtown New Haven's best, and one of Connecticut's only, remaining blocks of historic 19th century industrial architecture in a dense urban setting. These buildings are irreplaceable.
Planned redevelopment of the Benevolent Society site between Ocean street and Wellington street in Bondi.
This site currently contains heritage listed buildings and trees, 2 schools, 2 child care centres and a church.
Atlantic Yards is one of the newest projects in Brooklyn. Looming over the MTA and LIRR's Vanderbuilt rail yards, it is one of the most constructive projects to be done this decade according to atlantic yard.com.
The project of Atlantic Yards' surrounding perimeter is Flatbush avenue, Pacific street, Dean Street, and Vanderbuilt avenue. Which is in the area of Downtown Brooklyn . Atlantic Yards is a 4.2 billion dollar project that includes a sports and entertainment arena that will be home to the basketball team the nets, new buildings for commercial and office space, open space, and a hotel.
Atlantic Yards will solve the problems of insufficient buildings and housing. There is just not enough residential space, such as apartments in downtown Brooklyn. The apartments that do exist have several setbacks such as bad plumbing and heating, broken ceilings cracked walls, and broken windows. New buildings are desperately needed. The unemployment rate is high due to a lack of bussiness in retail according to the "Brooklyn Market Review of Spring 2006", recent developments have been steadily improving Downtown Brooklyn's economy.
The Atlantic Yards project will bring a multitude of economic activity, that will provide many jobs for Downtown Brooklyn. One of the two main sources that will bring jobs into the area are the construction projects and the new NETSb arena.
The four Atlantic Yards communities are seperated by the railyards. The railyards prevents citizens from easily going from one community to the other. The Atlantic Yards project solves this problem by connecting the communities by turning most of the railyards into open- space. Atlantic yards is a project that will create more jobs, set up affordable housing and build new buildings.
The solution to downtown Brooklyn's problems is the Atlantic Yards project. The Atlantic Yards project will create 6,860 homes of mixed income. Of which 4,500 will be rental units. Half of these will be put aside for middle and low income families. This will solve the problem of high rent and lack of housing for people in the Atlantic Yards area. Due to the construction on the Atlantic Yards project new construction job oppurtunities will be available. Forest City Ratner ( an urban real estate company , the head of Atlantic Yards) has promised minority and women owned companies will be the prioritry for hire.
The Construction of Atlantic Yards will create enough jobs to last for ten years. In addition to creating new jobs, Atlantic Yards which will be built over the rail yards will connect the four existing Brooklyn Communities and provide new open space. The new development Atlantic Yards will be a great happenning. Downtown Brooklyn will look cleaner ( without any of the new Brooklyn Buildings that were cracked or broken) and more organized. Building the Nets arena will cause another subway opening , which leads directly to ten subway lines and the LIRR, which will reduce traffic. Also the Atlantic Yards project will fit in nicely with the skyline of existing communities. The economic benefits of the project are 6 billion dollars in tax revenue, new jobs, and greater oppurtunity for bussiness to thrive according to Atlantic Yards .com. Atlantic Yards, by creating millions of jobs, bringing in an arena, putting out plenty of affordable homes, and bringing in revenue will be, according to sports economist andrew Zimbalist Brooklyn's greatest " economic generator".
Headingley Primary School in Leeds has just been closed by the Council. The lovely old buildings are of the right size and situation to provide an excellent and much needed resource for the community.
Local residents are keen to ensure that such a resource would be developed and used in this way. Instead the council may sell the buildings to the highest bidder which would price local residents out of the market.
We are asking the council to put the interests and wishes of the community before those of developers.
March 02, 2006
Currently buildings, walls and fortresses in LOTR: Battle for Middle earth 2 are too weak and ruin online and skirmish experience, and people feel like they are wasted money.
Also you can't defeat even a single pikeman horde when they start to attack your resource production buildings, and even unit training buildings go down too easily.
This makes siege useless and takes away the entire concept of 'Build your own landmark fortress'
September 3, 2005
George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
I, like millions of other Americans and people worldwide, have watched with horror over the past few days as the events in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have unfolded. The images of suffering and neglect endured by some of our nation's most vulnerable have been seared into my memory and I will not soon forget them.
Mr. President, you have a long history of refusing to accept responsibility when the bungling of your administration and the failures of your policies have damaged our country, threatened our security and brought great harm to our people and to people throughout the world. From the debacle in Iraq to the ever rising number of people living in poverty in our country to the current abysmal failure to bring emergency assistance to New Orleans, you and your administration have repeatedly used any means possible to avoid being held accountable for your actions.
As a citizen who loves my country, I can no longer accept this. I am unwilling to tolerate the unnecessary suffering, death and destruction in New Orleans due to you and your administration's delayed and inept response.
There is no excuse for this appalling catastrophe. This time, you cannot attribute your own failure to someone else. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website states the following: "In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will assume primary responsibility on March 1st for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation. This will entail providing a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to any large-scale crisis and mounting a swift and effective recovery effort."
You are ultimately responsible for DHS; therefore, you bear the primary responsibility for your administration's failure to mount a swift and effective recovery effort.
No one could have prevented the damage caused by the hurricane. However, the results of the storm and its aftermath, including the potential for the flood control system in New Orleans to fail, were well known and well reported. On the Sunday before the storm struck, the National Weather service issued this bulletin:
"URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005
...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED... .HURRICANE KATRINA...A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969. MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME WALL AND ROOF FAILURE. HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT. AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK. POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS. THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE KILLED. AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET...DO NOT VENTURE OUTSIDE!"
In response to that warning, you chose to remain on vacation for another three days while the storm struck, the city flooded and the devastation mounted. Your Vice-President and Secretary of State also chose to vacation.
Mr. President, if I stayed on vacation while my employer faced one of its greatest threats ever, I would be fired.
Because of your incompetence and callousness, thousands of people lived though hellish conditions. Because of your policies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had been gutted and political appointees with little to no prior experience in disaster management had been placed in charge of FEMA long before Katrina ever struck. Because FEMA could not respond appropriately and in a timely manner, thousands in New Orleans died. Many more lost loved ones.
Mr. President, since it appears that your vacations are very important to you, I invite you to remain on vacation permanently.
For gross incompetence, negligence, lack of compassion and demonstrable policy failure, I and those who have signed below demand that you resign immediately. We also demand the resignations of Vice-President, Dick Cheney; Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice; Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff; and Under Secretary for FEMA, Michael Brown.
Please know we will use whatever legal means necessary to rid our great country of the scourge you have brought to it. That begins by removing you from office.
There is growing problem of unauthorized or covert use advanced high-tech spy devices (cameras, snooping devices, Electromagnetic emission devices, web cams etc.) which track A-Z of any person's activity - speech, writing, bodily movements, computer and web usage (cyber-stalking) etc, even in darkness - from a considerable distance away (from neighboring buildings, distant buildings etc). Use of these devices is becoming a common feature among ordinary people, for criminal purposes, stalking, eavesdropping on other's private activities, computer hacking, vocal conversation, telephone conversation etc - in gross violation of:
1. The Indian Supreme Court ruling on wire-tapping/illegal surveillance
2. IT 2000 law prohibiting computer hacking
These devices are latest advances in technology; making both the Supreme Court ruling as well as the IT law "outdated" in comparison. It is very hard for an ordinary citizen to build evidence for court submission, when confronted by these invisible "covert" monitoring.
This petition concerns customer care about issues of habitat conservation by Wal-Mart. We are not happy with the practices of Wal-Mart and will show our feelings, by sacrificing conveinence and boycotting Wal-Mart.
It has recently come to our attention that the Government of TamilNadu is proposing to demolish the buildings housing Queen Mary's College, Chennai. We are alarmed at this possible action.
"There is nothing that solidifies and strengthens a Nation like reading the Nation's history, whether that History is recorded in books or embodied in customs, institutions and monuments" (J.Anderson)
The Queen Mary's College, Chennai is both an institution and a monument. Set up in 1914, it was the first women's college in Chennai and the second in the South. A rich educational tradition and the experience of
a long history define the institution that is Queen Mary's College. Several of the college buildings including Pentland House (1915), Stone House (1918) and Jeypore House (1921) are vintage monuments and have
been declared as heritage buildings by the Heritage Committee of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority. This educational institution with its striking architecture has been one of the proud
landmarks of Chennai, helping define and continuing to contribute to the personality of the city. It is soon to celebrate its centenary in befitting manner.
Many of the buildings have been recently renovated and equipped with modern facilities with the help of a grant from the Department of Education. An effort by the alumnae has been underway to raise contributions to the 'building fund' set up to restore earlier buildings requiring more extensive repair and reconstruction. Plans
have been drawn for proposed improvements and are currently in the implementation stage.
It is therefore with great shock and dismay that we recently learnt of the plans of the Government to pull down this prestigious college and replace it with a Secretariat building.
Queen Mary's College is located on the Marina in an atmosphere conducive to learning, and offers education of the highest standard to more than 4000 students. The College is rooted in a strong sense of
responsibility to its surrounding community. It is committed to providing educational opportunities for students from less-privileged backgrounds to realize their potential. Today, most of the students
hail from lower middle class and labour class families, many of them first generation students. The 25 degree courses offered are a constantly evolving mix of the traditional and the unorthodox, tailored
to meet the unique needs of the community it serves. Always a pioneer in educational circles, Queen Mary's College has been the one of first to offer rare courses including physical education, three Home Science
Degrees, Tourism and Travel Management, Music and Functional English.
One of the best ways to preserve a country's heritage and pay tribute to its history is to maintain and restore ancient buildings, to retain a legacy for future generations to understand the country's great and
glorious cultural richness. We fear that the Government's proposed move to demolish Queen Mary's College lacks vision in this regard. The move will only serve to erode social, and educational values that have been
built over decades and deprive deserving lower middle class female students of an immensely valuable college education that uplifts and empowers.
We the undersigned tenants of West Farms NHDFC Inc. confirm that there is a lack of security, unlocked entrance doors to the buildings and non working Intercoms "buzz" in our multiple dwelling of Eight Buildings.
For years, the people all over this planet have been harassed, injured, and even killed by self-righteous delinquents who commit violent acts in the names of Earth and animals.
People so pious in their beliefs they take their misanthropy to new and terrifying levels. And to further spit in the faces of those they seek to harm, they claim they aren't commiting violence. Why? because their targets are not always living individuals. Some examples of eco-terrorist acts are:
1.they burn down buildings. Usually labratories or farms.
2.destroy crops they deem "inorganic" or unnatural.
3.release animals from labs and farms that carry unknown diseases that put the ecosystem at risk. And more then half of animals released by these stunts die within 48 hours.
4.blow up equipment, machinery, and buildings.
5.destroy homes and private property with rockss,paint,guns.often these homes are occupied at the moment they inflict harm. men,women,and children are injured during these charades.
6.threaten the lives of people and their families who are involved in industries these fanatics deem "evil".
7.cause riots that result in injury and death.
8.physically assault individuals they believe inflict the most harm.
This just touches on what these groups do. They run around in the dead of night wearing hoods like KKK members trying to intimidate people and governments to conform to their ideals.
WE MUST STOP THESE GROUPS!!THEY SEEK TO DEVALUE HUMAN LIVES AND ELEVATE RODENTS ABOVE OUR CHILDREN.
The Animal Liberation Front
The Earth Liberation Front
PETA(donates money to eco-terrorism)
SHAC(stop huntingdon animal cruelty)
Friends of Animals(openly supports eco-terrorism)
United Poultry Concerns(cheered on 9-11 because 3000 potential chicken-eaters were killed that day)
JCH Delta Construction Inc.(Employed by Cooper Square Committee and Community Access) have conclusively shown that they are an incompetent firm who have endangered the lives of inhabitants of 2 buildings which are set adjacent to their construction site, damaging 2 buildings and displacing tenants.
An historic trasmitter site in Warwickshire, England has been decommissioned by British telecom (O2). After some 76 years in operation the land is to be sold off for probably housing. We are asking that one of the buildings be saved and used as a museum. We would also like to see one of the huge 820ft masts preserved.
Recently, reruns begun again for Invader Zim. This does not bother me, except that there was still at least one more episode to show! However, Nickelodean decided that it would offend people if 'Door to Door' was shown. Why? September 11. I am aware that September 11 was horrible, no one is debating that. However, I do believe that some people may be somewhat over sensitive. Think about it. Would anyone have been offended by aliens destroying buildings before? Not most people would have. So, why are we so horrified now? It seems to be because we now relate falling buildings to death. Really? Falling buildings can mean death? No way! Come on!
Any one with a brain knew what could happen if buildings are destroyed. The truth is, September 11 was real. However, the buildings and the people in them in Invader Zim are not. We cannot limit our own culture! We can not limit the range of acceptable material so much that perfectly good potential bits of our culture die! We can not forget the entertaiment is just that, and is not real. The people who die in a movie are not real or do not really die. Death in reality can be mourned.
Serious mourning of deaths in movies or television is ridiculous. I'm sure very few would dispute that. Now then, is the problem that people are reminded of September 11 by such things. This suggests people want to forget the deaths. This, too, is foolish. To wish to forget does more dishonor to the dead than mocking the event. At least mockery accepts that the death happened, while forgetting does not. So, in short, take a risk Nickelodean! WE CAN HANDLE IT!