Cart shed – The Carriage HSE Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:34:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cart shed – The Carriage HSE 32 32 Parks Commission Chairman Adams Resigns / Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:44:00 +0000 By Brian RhodesiBerkshires Staff

ADAMS, Mass. – As COVID-19 cases spike across the county after the holidays, the Board of Health continues to consider the possibility of a mask mandate and other potential restrictions.

Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 7, Adams recorded 97 new cases of COVID-19, with 50 of those cases coming from people 40 and under. Sixty-nine percent of the city is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with only 30% receiving a booster shot.

Board of Health Chairman David Rhoads said he hopes to get as many people as possible in Adams vaccinated against COVID-19. He pointed to young people, many of whom only recently became eligible to get vaccinated, as a group that will need to see an increase in the number of vaccinations.

According to data compiled on January 6, Adams had a vaccination rate of 37% for children aged 5 to 11, compared to 49% in North Adams and 63% in Cheshire.

“You can see that obviously vaccinations are an issue,” he said. “Our public health nurse says ‘vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, booster, booster, booster.'”

The council called on the community to provide feedback on what to do in the event of a pandemic via the city’s website. Rhoads said he’s only received a handful of responses so far, but hopes for more by the next meeting to determine the best course of action for the city.

Several responses, according to Rhoads, appeared to argue for larger mask and vaccine mandates. Some who responded, he said, are even going elsewhere due to the lack of restrictions in town.

“They said now that they were indeed buying elsewhere because the companies weren’t enforcing masking here in Adams,” he said. “One person asked for full community action. Provide masks, require employees and city workers to mask up and get vaccinated, we should provide better access to vaccinations, perhaps providing transportation to the local clinic, etc., then mount a huge public awareness campaign to saturate Facebook, etc.”

The council and code enforcement officer Mark Blaisdell debated the city’s ability to enforce a mask mandate and the viability of other options, such as giving out special signage and approving businesses that the council deems follow directions. Board member Peter Hoyt said enforcement would prove difficult for Adams given his limited resources.

“I think it’s worth considering, but again, we always come back to the app,” he said. “And do we have the manpower to enforce it? And will it really be enforced? So I understand that we want to mandate and protect people, but the mandate implies enforcement. And I don’t know if we can really enforce it. want to make it mandatory, it should be enforced and people have to be fine. And that’s the only way it’s going to happen.

Blaisdell said he’s not sure there are enough comments currently to set up a warrant at this time. He said if the city decides to do something, the public will have to be part of it via a public hearing.

“I don’t know, based on your responses or the feedback you’ve received from the community so far or the interoffice communications I’ve had,” he said. “I don’t know if there’s support for that. I know some companies already have massive mandates in place both within Adams and outside of Adams.”

Board member Joyce Brewer said action on a mask mandate may not be necessary by the next meeting.

“What we’re seeing is our post-holiday bubble,” she said. “We have no idea what we’re going to see in three weeks. It could start to calm down again.”

As part of Wednesday’s meeting, Rhoads invited several local health experts to discuss the omicron variant, vaccines and the number of cases in the area. These experts, Rhoads said, provided the context of the situation with the omicron variant and why additional protective measures might be useful.

Sandra Martin, senior public health planner at the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, said vaccination and wearing a mask are crucial to preventing the spread of the omicron variant in particular, as it is more contagious than the previous variants.

“It’s basically a numbers game because the healthiest individuals can handle a few virus particles,” she said. “But if you have too many, they overload the immune system and you get infected. With omicron, they produce so many particles of virus particles, and each of the particles is very adaptive, adaptive to invade your cells. And so that’s enough easy to get a big viral load and overwhelm your immune system whether you’re vaccinated or not.”

Martin said people who are vaccinated are less likely to get seriously ill from the virus and are sick for shorter periods of time. She stressed the importance of everyone, including those vaccinated, wearing a mask at all times in public if possible.

“You want to lower your viral load, and the best way to do that right now is to use a well-fitting N95 or KN95 mask,” she said. “If it doesn’t fit your face and isn’t slightly uncomfortable, you probably have a lot of air leaks around it, and it’s an airborne virus. will therefore seep into and beyond your mask if it does not fit properly.”

Self-testing, according to Martin, is also extremely important. She said, whatever type of COVID-19 test it is,

“Basically, use the tests, if you have symptoms, to see if it’s a cold or the flu or if it’s COVID,” she said. “And stay home until you know. That’s what the test is for, it’s to figure out where you can go out and where you have to stay home.”

Dr. Daniel Doyle, ICU Medical Director and Pulmonary Disease Consultant at Berkshire Health Systems, agreed with these points and added, despite a higher number of cases compared to the same period last year, overall hospitalizations for COVID-19 are down.

“And that’s, I think, the take-home message for vaccinations and now, for older people, boosters,” he said. The pattern in hospital continues to be the same as I’ve been told: two-thirds to three-quarters of patients hospitalized symptomatically with COVID are unvaccinated. We will start to see from the state how many people are accidentally diagnosed with COVID on admission compared to those who had symptoms due to COVID. I think it’s going to be interesting to watch.”

Also discussed at the meeting, the board voted to authorize a mobile syringe service program in Adams, as detailed at the previous board meeting. Rhoads said more action on adopting these services cannot begin until the minutes of the meeting are available after they are approved at the next meeting.

Allegany Magazine January 2022: When Cumberland Fire Was A Little More Canadian – A Brief History of the City’s Oldest Fire Station | Magazine Alléganie Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000

When Cumberland Fire was a little more Canadian

A brief history of the city’s oldest fire station

Cumberland’s first fire company was established in 1830 and was named Cumberland Fire Engine Company, but was renamed in 1833 Canada Hose Company – CHC.

That year, the infamous fire of 1833 broke out in the downtown business district, destroying 75 buildings. Because the two local newspapers were destroyed, the Annapolis Gazette article reported that the damage caused by the fire in downtown Cumberland was $ 252,000, which today would equal 6 $ 492,659.

It is strange that “Canada” was used in CHC, but early Cumberland Times articles indicated that the name came from B&O “Canada Viaduct” which spans North Cumberland as well as a reference to North Cumberland which was called the District of Canada. It is not known why the name Canada was used.

The CHC was not really a business as it had minimal fire fighting equipment. Four years after the fire of 1833, the city bought them a “swan neck” nozzle which delivered jets of water with a certain precision in a structure on fire. Four ladders, three hooks, four axes and $ 30 (yes, $ 30) were also provided for the construction of a fire station. Company members gathered in a box shed at the Whither Tannery on Mechanic Street where the new engine was kept.

The property of 400 Mechanic Street for the Canada Fire Building was offered by merchant John Witt and paid for by public subscription, the building being constructed in 1836 and chartered to the state in 1839. When the CHC was incorporated in 1839 it was deemed more appropriate by the General Assembly of Maryland to use the name “Cumberland Volunteer Hose Company”. To this day, the names Cumberland Hose and Canada Hose Company are used interchangeably although the sign above the doors indicates Cumberland Hose Company.

CHC was the oldest chartered voluntary fire and rescue company in the state. Following the reorganization of the Canada Company on North Mechanic Street. There were six other volunteer fire companies established here before the first paid service in 1906. Mountain Hose Company was established in 1838, Pioneer Hose – Headquarters, Vigilant Hose Company on Walsh alley off Washington St. in 1873, South Cumberland Engine and Hose Company in 1877 on Thomas St., Friendship Hose Company No. 5 on Broadway Street in 1896 and Chapel Hill Hose Company on Arch Street in 1897.

Slowly, equipment began to be purchased for the pipe companies, although there was little community interest or political will to invest in the service. In 1850, a new engine from Putton and Company of Waterford, New York was purchased by the municipality for the CHC. This engine was officially called the “Cumberland”, but colloquially referred to as “Dutch Chest” was later grown from the same company that was purchased by members of the company in 1882.

Prior to 1871 there were no hydrants or pumping stations in Cumberland. The only possible water source would have been access to water from Wills Creek which was just behind the CSC. The horse-drawn fire trucks of the day should have pumped their own water from Wills Creek into their storage tank. Of course, there was always the infamous Bucket Brigade that spilled more water than it was worth. After 1871, pipe companies were able to access water from hydrants supplied by the municipal water pumping station located on Greene Street. However, due to limited water pressure, buildings in higher places such as upper Washington Street were unable to access water. In 1880, the Holly Company replaced its aging pump with a “quadruplex compound condensing pump motor” capable of holding three million gallons of water for twenty-four hours. This more powerful engine allowed a higher water pressure that could reach completely Washington Street. After the municipal pumping station closed in 1911, water was obtained from the Evitts stream and stored in the Constitution Park reservoir, which made water pressure an issue.

According to an article in The Times of May 25, 1887, a new volunteer fire company was reorganized and called the “Young Canada Fire Company”. One of the devices used by the fire department was called a hose reel which can be seen in the exhibit at the Allegany Museum. On June 20, 1887, a volunteer was returning from a fire on Valley Road when the cart he was driving fell on his pelvis, luckily without causing serious injury.

The training of firefighters through competition has always been a priority for preparation and has been carried out locally as well as regionally. An article from 1876 mentioned that there was once a competition between the nicknamed Mountaineers, Bloody Reds (Vigilant Hose) and the Canadas. Each of Cumberland’s pipe companies had their own fierce and loyal fan base.

Sanborn insurance cards provide important information about a city and its firefighting systems. According to the Sanford map of Cumberland from 1897, there were 16,000 inhabitants in this town. Installed were 157 double hydrants connected by iron pipes capable of producing a fire pressure of 100 lbs. per square inch. Across town there were 500 volunteer firefighters, five of whom were paid. There was a two-horse-drawn steam fire engine, five hose wagons, five hose reels, a hook and ladder truck, 18 stations, and a Gamewell alarm system.

For 50 years, the firefighter has generously loaned his second floor to a variety of community events such as church services, political rallies, a military recruiting station, and various town halls. A September 16, 1945 article written by a local North End resident explained that those who lived above the viaduct at one point or another used the CHC’s second floor room for dances, concerts, or meetings. It would seem logical then that it was the citizens who were served by the Hose Company firefighters. One of the main uses was as a voting site. A published story noted that Major William McKinley, prior to being President, served as a Provost Marshal in the Union Army and used the room as the headquarters where latecomers and disorderly soldiers were detained and taken to the camp. The building even served as a church until a congregation completed its own building.

In 1940, the City’s volunteer auxiliary police force began using the Canada Block as a storage and meeting room. By 1946 there were 200 volunteers including a rescue corps of 150 to be organized for the return to its previous large-scale operation.

The Force had to be relocated in 1987 because the structurally flawed building needed a complete renovation. Part of the poor condition was the result of numerous floods which inundated the building, causing warped flooring which was later replaced with cement flooring. After the reconstruction which was paid for by government funds, the building was donated to Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Service Inc. (CNHS). Today the building – the city’s oldest fire station at 400 Mechanic Street – is empty – a renovated and beautiful site whose future use is constantly the subject of debate.

Planning applications submitted to South Lakes District Council Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000

Diversion of existing overhead line, land west of Walton Hall, Cartmel. For David B Moore.

Home improvements and general alterations including windows, glass balconies and decks, 4 Oakroyd Close, Arnside. For Sharon Byrne.

Demolition of existing garage and utilities and erection of two story side extension and internal modifications, 10 Coles Drive, Arnside. For Ms. Alex McCoskrie.

Roof raised to provide additional accommodation on the first floor, extension of the reception hall with a new porch to the front, Lyndhurst, Storth Road, Storth, Milnthorpe. For Eastwood.

New warehouse building, parking lot, wildlife pond, formation of two fenced pens, horse shelter, access tracks and modifications to the existing entrance and construction of new loading docks (partial retrospective), Lakeland Catering Center, Newland, Ulverton. For Mr. Matthew Mavers.

Replacement of PVC windows and front door, erection of a slate roof over the front door above the front door and installation of new front doors, The Old Barn , 30 Cart Lane, Grange-over-sands. For Paul Armstrong.

Waiver of condition 22 (Demolition) attached to building permit SL / 2019/0758, Age Concern UK, Lindale Road, Grange-over-Sands. For James Hall and Company Ltd.

Concrete surface of the courtyard, College Green Farm, Heversham, Milnthorpe. For Mr. Adam Handle.

Motorcycle Showroom Extension, Triple D Motorsport Limited, Mintsfeet Road South, Kendal. For Mr. Neil Craystone.

Demolition of the existing veranda and erection of a one-story rear extension, 26 Bellingham Road, Kendal. For Mr. and Mrs. McLeod.

Change in store use (use class E) to mixed consumption establishment (use class Sui Generis) and store (use class E), 35 Finkle Street part of the former Beales store, Kendal. For Mr. Adrian Norris.

To extend our current garden wall along the unwalled area of ​​the garden next to the sidewalk, 42 ​​Hayclose Crescent, Kendal. for Miss Sarah Brook.

Construction of three housing units with vehicular and pedestrian access (Resubmission from SL / 2016/0773), land in front of Sun Inn Cottage, Lady Moyra Incline, Beckside, Kirkby-in-Furness. For Holker Estate Trust.

One story rear and side extension to form a new kitchen / diner, entrance hall and interior redevelopment, Birks, Levens, Kendal. For Mr. and Mrs. Howard.

Conversion of attached garage to bedroom and erection of side extension to create en-suite bathroom, 111 Allithwaite Road, Flookburgh. For Mr. Matthew Smith.

Rejection of conditions 4 (surface water drainage) and 8 (construction method declaration) attached to building permit SL / 2021/0409, land east of The Old Cooperage, Gatebeck, Kendal. For Mr. Peter Barke.

Application for Legal Development Certificate (proposed) for replacement windows, Neville House, County Road, Ulverston. For Mr. Lee Granville.

Request for modification of an urban planning obligation attached to the building permit SL / 2015/0433, Stonecross Mansion, Daltongate, Ulverston. For khaki houses.

Slate roof sloping to rear kitchen extension to replace existing flat roof, 12 Chittery Lane, Ulverston. For Mr. Neil Frost.

Agricultural building for the storage of agricultural machinery and straw, Steel Croft, Selside, Kendal. For Sir Louis Edward Ridding – LE & A Ridding.

The decisions

Modification of condition 1 (approved plans) attached to building permit SL / 2018/0874 (Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) attached to building permit 5/01/0799 (conversion of barn to dwelling)), Saltcotes Barn C, Station Road, Arnside. For Mr & Mrs Abbit. Grant with conditions.

Demolition of the existing garage construction of a dwelling, Trafalgar Garage, Ashleigh Road, Arnside. For Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs. Grant conditionally.

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) and discharge of conditions 3 (exterior modifications), 4 (exterior surfaces) and 5 (hard and soft landscape) attached to the planning permit SL / 2018/0681 (Conversion of agricultural buildings into two dwellings and modifications to existing dwellings), Pyes Bridge Farm, Hale, Milnthorpe. For Mr. and Mrs. Sedgwick. Grant with conditions.

Demolition of surplus farm buildings and construction of double garages for 3 opposite properties, access points, formalized landscaping and fencing fence, Pyes Bridge Farm, Hale, Milnthorpe. For Mr. and Mrs. Sedgwick. Refuse.

Two story side extension, Westfield, Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands. For Hannah and Edward Pennick. Grant with conditions.

Formal notification of 28 days notice in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Electronic Communications Code) Regulation 2017 (as amended) The removal of 3 antennas and their replacement by 6 no. antennas, GPS module and associated ancillary development work, telecommunications mast west of Holme Park Quarry, Holme, Carnforth. For Jean-Paul Robertson. PN TEL PA not required.

Modification of condition 2 (approved plans) attached to building permit SL / 2020/0308 (Reconfiguration of the teleshopping center including a new storage building and a van awning. Replacement of the awning click and collect.), Asda Stores Ltd, Burton Road, Kendal. For Jenny Taylor-Smith, ASDA Stores Ltd. Grant with conditions.

One storey side extension, garage conversion and modifications and creation of a parking area, 57 Bleaswood Road, Oxenholme. For M Melville. Grant conditionally.

Single storey rear family room and utility extension, 144 Windermere Road, Kendal. For Mr & Mrs Voruganti. Grant with conditions.

Demolition of all buildings on site (Blocks A to E included) and all ancillary structures, Highways Depot, Mintsfeet Road, Kendal. For the general regulations Subsidy under conditions.

Replacement front door, Aynam Cote, 2 Bridge Street, Kendal. For Mr. Mark Deverill. Listed Building – Grant Cond.

T1- Conifer – Fell, 49 Serpentine Road, Kendal. For J Sharmen. No objections.

T1 – Cypress – fell due to extension into parking space, T2 – Cherry – vandalized – fell and replanted, 1 Edgecombe Court, Kendal. For housing the southern lakes. No objections.

All branches / hedges directly in front of the signage will be reduced 0.5 meter below the signage to ensure clearance and visibility of the signage, Co-op, Aynam Lodge, Bridge Street, Kendal. For the cooperative. No objections.

Formal notification of 28 days notice in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Electronic Communications Code) 2017 (as amended) to install 10m medium wooden post, grass curb at the entrance to Serpentine Woods, Kendal . For Craig Ahmed. PN TEL PA not required.

Formal notification of 28 days notice in accordance with Electronic Communications Code Regulation 5) 2017 (as amended) to install the 13M Medium Wood Pole, 16 Sepulcher Lane, Kendal. For Daniel Lancaster. For PN TEL PA not required.

Formal notification of 28 days notice in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Electronic Communications Code) Regulation 2017 (as amended) to install a 7M light wooden pole, Bowling Fell, Beast Banks, Kendal. For Daniel Lancaster. Took of.

Formal notification of 28 days notice in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Electronic Communications Code) Regulation 2017 (as amended) for the installation of a 7M light wooden pole. rear of 63 Captain French Lane, Kendal. For Daniel Lancaster. Took of.

Variation of conditions 2 (approved plans) and 3 (exterior materials) attached to building permit SL / 2019/0731 (Demolition / removal of the existing entrance hall and construction of a new glazed hall and installation of replacement of windows), South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal. For the South Lakeland District Council. Took of.

Erection of a detached house (Resoumission from SL / 2018/0846), The Orchard adjacent to Larch How, Brigsteer Road, Kendal. For Mr. Steven Barron. Took of.

T1- The holly removed by the yew hedge behind and the new abrasive BT overhead lines recommend a reduction of approx. 3m and rebalance the crown to ensure long term retention. T2-Coppice with several sycamore trunks growing on an old monument and an adjacent retaining wall. Recommend slaughter. Removal of T2 supported by Historic England to preserve the integrity of Motte Letter of Structure, Methodist Chapel, Queens Square, Kirkby Lonsdale. for Mrs. A Foulerton. No objections.

Demolition of an existing redundant stone barn, extension of a dairy barn and roof over an open courtyard, Heaves Farm, Heaves, Kendal. For Mr. Roger Mason. Grant with conditions.

Creation of off-road parking, The Stopping Point, 9 Station Road, Flookburgh. For Mr. Gary Churton. Grant with conditions.

Formal notification of a notice of 28 days in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Electronic Communications Code) Regulation 2017 (as amended) The removal of 3 antennas and their replacement by 3 antennas, a GPS module and the associated related development work, Vodafone mast west of Middle Row Farm, Lupton, Carnforth. For Jean-Paul Robertson. PN TEL PA not required.

T542 Ash – Fell, T566 Ash – Fell, T566 Horse chestnut with Kretzschmaria – Fell, T572 Ash – Fell, T587 Ash – Fell, T589 Sycamore – Crown reduced by 2 meters, Holme Park Management, New Hutton, Kendal. For Mr. Steve Moss. Grant conditionally.

Request for non-substantial modification following approval of reserved questions SL / 2019/0868 (Isolated accommodation, land adjacent to Low Carley Lodge, Carley Lane, Ulverston. For Mr. Oliver Prosser. Grant.

Construction of 120 self-storage units, land on the west side of Gatebeck Cottages, Beckside Business Park, Gatebeck, Kendal. For Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead. Grant with conditions.

2 small ash trees with 50% ash back + ivy next to the garden shed-Fell (twigs marked). Twin-stem ash, DBH 10 + 15 cm, with 50% ash dieback, adjacent garden.-Fell (marked with a pink spot). Various trees adjacent to Springfield Road with overhanging branches. Trim and lift crown to meet highway specifications (unmarked), Swarthmoor Hall Wood, Springfield Road, Ulverston. For the Woodland Trust. Grant with conditions.

Formation of a Juliet glazed balcony on the first floor and installation of decorative doors leading to the courtyard on the ground floor, 2 Lower Brook Street, Ulverston. For Mr. D Sharpe – Great Escapes (Lakes) Ltd. Grant with conditions.

Removal of plaster / chippings from main part of building, Old Stainton Hall, Long Lane, Stainton-With-Adgarley, Barrow-in-Furness. For Ms. Olivia Barnes. Listed building – Grant.

Formal notification of 28 days notice in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Electronic Communications Code) Regulation 2017 (as amended) to install 1 10 meter light pole, land adjacent to 2 Beckside Cottages, Little Urswick, Ulverston. For Rajesh Kumar. PN TEL PA not required.

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Let It Go: A Bentley-Themed Winter Road Trip Thu, 23 Dec 2021 06:09:05 +0000

Imperfections are mended by hand before the fabric is sent for finishing, with each tweed featuring an orchestration that turns the head of variables: natural, artistic, scientific and geometric. Think about it if you are lucky enough to choose from Mulliner’s selection of tweeds.

We descend south down the scenic A7, whose wide but winding 30 mile stretch to the English border is the kind of road where the Formentor shines. Here, the driving modes are best customized with the engine / transmission in Cupra mode, four-wheel drive in Sport and adaptive dampers, steering and engine sound (both virtual and real) all in Comfort. So traction is rugged, variable-rate steering at its most natural, handling tidy, ride tuned, and noise limited to a harmless, contained growl.

It pulls sharply from 2,000 RPM to the 6500 RPM redline, and the lag is more than manageable. The DSG is mostly obliging in automatic, offering quick up and down changes, and the paddle response is just as intelligent.

More freeway, then a four-lane road through the Southern Lakes leads us to Ulverston, home of Cumbria Crystal. Boss Chris Blade takes us straight into the hot and bustling workshop and goes back two millennia to a process barely changed since the arrival of the Romans. It’s convenient from start to finish.

Crucibles inside a pair of ovens glowing at 1240 degrees Celsius contain molten crystal from a special recipe of sand (70%) and lead oxide (30%). Glowing gobs of liquid glass are handled by blowers who take 15 years to train. I understand why: in choreographed pairs, they move between stations, spinning, shaping, cutting, cooling, warming, molding and blowing glass, from luminous orange to clear amber.

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Laois buildings saved from neglect Sat, 18 Dec 2021 09:00:03 +0000

Farm buildings, located in Srahan, Camross, Co. Laois, which had slowly to rapidly deteriorated over the past 30 years, were saved from abandonment under the Traditional Farm Building Grant program GLAS.

“Both buildings are made of stone. One was originally a stable and an attic and the other has been used for a number of things over the years including storage of horse tackle and cart and as a stable for cattle and cattle. sheep later, ”said Ray Cuddy, a part-time sheep farmer.

“They had reached the stage where they were no longer of any practical use and were heading towards complete abandonment.

“The buildings are located in front of the ruins of Srahan Castle, a tower house built in the 1600s. It is very visible during the ascent of Arderin and the local site of Fraochán Sunday,” he said. he declares.

“Part of the roof of the planned building had collapsed on itself and destroyed the attic below. As a result, only a small amount of wood could be reused. We were however able to recover a good part of the slates to reuse them.

“The wall of the other building had to collapse for structural and safety reasons. It was however rebuilt with the exact same stone and natural hydraulic lime mortar.

“We left the corrugated iron sheets on the roof of this building and repaired the timber below. This is in accordance with the ethics of the Heritage Council; renew and repair rather than replace, ”he said.

As part of the program, a survey of bats and birds was required.

“This was done by Gerry Tobin and as a result, the presence of cave dwellers was detected in one building and bats in the second building,” continued Ray.

“This habitat for bats has now hopefully been improved by the works, and bats and other birds / wildlife are certainly welcome in the repaired structures.

“Opening the louvered window will allow that while also providing ventilation. “

The project was overseen by Fintan Dunne as a conservation consultant and local stonemasons and carpenters were employed to complete the restoration.

Time was the biggest obstacle, according to Ray.

“Work could not begin on the building that housed bats until after November 1 and given the time of year, the weather and the deterioration of the buildings, it was difficult to complete it. in a short period of time, “he recalled.

Camross buildings

“With the buildings now restored, I will be able to use them for the next lambing season,” said Ray.

“My ewes have a natural tendency to lamb in the sheltered area of ​​the trees around the old farmyard. Now, I can bring them to these houses while they are agin to have them in the first crucial days.

“The attic will also be very suitable for storing animal feed,” he said.

Ray acknowledged that none of this repair work would be possible without the support and funding of the Heritage Council and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.

He said he was delighted that the buildings were saved from abandonment.

“On a personal note these buildings hold great sentimental value to me as I was a farmer here as a child with my father and I am very grateful to the Heritage Council for giving me the opportunity to restore them. », He concluded.

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Relocation: Couple have plans for an old church, but they must negotiate the Devil’s Staircase first Tue, 14 Dec 2021 07:38:00 +0000

NOTICE: We have already encountered the Devil’s Staircase on Moving house – this winding and narrow road on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. The house move in this episode didn’t go very well, thanks to a rogue driver.

But here we are again in the final episode of the series, with the team tackling it with a huge church on two trucks, over two days. Presenter Clarke Gayford describes this part of the trip as ‘treacherous’, with barely 50mm of headroom to the rock face (in fact, 49mm or less at one point).

This time it’s the picturesque 110-year-old Presbyterian Church in Waikaka with its steeple that is moved 172 km to become an office for Hollis and Brett Giddens. The couple and son Lauchie live five minutes from Arrowtown on a large lot.

Dusk quickly falls as the truck drives around Devil's Staircase.


Dusk quickly falls as the truck drives around Devil’s Staircase.

Brett has a town planning business and Hollis works for a winery. They also have bars in Christchurch and have project manager Greg Wensley to help them with their move. They like the idea of ​​a historic building, and the church ticks all the boxes – but they’ll remove the false ceiling and the floor.

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Warren Willis of King House Removals is in charge, and of course it’s a family business – he and his brother took over from their father, who had owned it since 1959. Willis has pictures of buildings being towed with a horse and cart (presumably not a 70 ton villa or church). Son Jake is one of the truck drivers.

Hollis and presenter Clarke Gayford discuss plans ahead of the big move.


Hollis and presenter Clarke Gayford discuss plans ahead of the big move.

This is the church, with its nativity scene, which will be trucked to the new location near Arrowtown.


This is the church, with its nativity scene, which will be trucked to the new location near Arrowtown.

The building requires industrial grade bracing to keep the walls from falling, and concrete has to be removed, painstakingly, as it could destroy the building when they tried to lift it. The team must also remove a Gothic window to keep it safe.

This time the building is split in half vertically, with the roof section starting first.

Time capsule unveiled

But before they leave, there is a real treat for viewers – we meet Joan and Jim Simpson, locals who got married in the church in 1956. They made a photo album of the church, so that they can cherish their memories.

It’s a blow to the producers – after all, a building’s history surely relates to the people, not just the architecture.

Clarke Gayford meets Jim and Joan Simpson, who married at the Presbyterian Church in Waikaka in 1956 and came to witness the move.


Clarke Gayford meets Jim and Joan Simpson, who married at the Presbyterian Church in Waikaka in 1956 and came to witness the move.

There is always hot food and drinks on hand to maintain energy levels.


There is always hot food and drinks on hand to maintain energy levels.

Jim helped install the false ceiling in the 1970s, and he’s there to watch it fall. And look at what’s up there – a time capsule from 47 years ago. It is magic.

Jim has to open it. There is a list of everyone who was there that day, and a copy of the Southland Times from Tuesday, June 11, 1974 – a box full of memorabilia.

The first truck, with the roof, heads towards Lumsden, where it will wait during the night. It tackles a one-way bridge with the roof hanging on either side.

The next day, the roof thunders along the deserted roads of Southland at high speed, until they arrive at the Devil’s Staircase, where it scrapes the rock face. It’s scary and slow.

The church collides with the rock face on one side of the Devil's Staircase, with a steep drop to Lake Wakatipu on the other side.


The church collides with the rock face on one side of the Devil’s Staircase, with a steep drop to Lake Wakatipu on the other side.

And then it’s time to move the church itself – and it’s 3m wider than the roof load. These guys seem to have no qualms about standing under the building as it is moved from the foundation. Gayford told us he was receiving a health and safety briefing, and that there were no-go areas.

Jim and Joan have ringside seats a safe distance away with their fold-out picnic chairs. “At first I thought I would shed tears, but I won’t,” Joan says. “It has been great and I know it will come to life. “

The width of the church is a problem from the start of the trip, as it tries to cut down trees and road signs. And then there is this bridge. They lift the house up, and there’s a great shot of a camera on the bridge, as the truck rolls over it.

They crawl so slowly through the Devil’s Staircase, and the church tilts alarmingly to clear a safety gate on the left side. We see this a lot, but how come they never slip? (Another question: How do they get those great shots of the lake and rock face from inside the church as it moves? We assume the cameras are mounted and unmanned.)

The turns are particularly tricky and the trucker has to move each wheel individually to move the load. Again, drivers ignore pilot vehicles. And once again, a car on the way avoids being run over.

But they get there in two pieces, and Brett is incredibly impressed and eager to bring the building back to life.

Gayford walks to the old church, which seems to have always been in this landscape.


Gayford walks to the old church, which seems to have always been in this landscape.

Six months later there is a new roof, double glazing, insulation, a heating and cooling system, a large terrace and many changes inside.


Six months later there is a new roof, double glazing, insulation, a heating and cooling system, a large terrace and many changes inside.

Big revelation

Six months later, Gayford is back. And it seems that the church has always been part of this landscape. The couple added a new roof and a generous patio – and there’s another baby on the way.

“One of the big revelations is that if you look out a window you see Coronet (Peak) and if you look out the windows on the other side you see the Remarkables in the middle of winter,” says Brett. “It was a total accident.”

The main part of the building is empty and huge – the original wooden ceiling has been removed, so that the wood shines. And there is double glazing, insulation, heating and cooling throughout. They say as a couple that they are already receiving requests from people wanting to use it as a meeting place. So maybe it won’t be an office. The sacristy would make an excellent bar.

The sacristy could well become a bar, especially if the couple decide to use the building as a meeting place, which is planned.


The sacristy could well become a bar, especially if the couple decide to use the building as a meeting place, which is planned.

The paint has been removed from the old wooden ceiling, and it is beautiful.


The paint has been removed from the old wooden ceiling, and it is beautiful.

“We thought, do it once, do it right,” says Brett. “So the budget is really gone. We want the building to stay here for another 100 years. You have to do it right and it costs money.

It took $ 180,000 to move the church. And the price of the renovation? “Horrible,” Brett says, but comparable to a new build, but with a much better result.

It’s nice to see Joan and Jim come and take a look, and they are very impressed. They approve and they brought something for the young couple – a painting of the church in its original location and a photo album.

Jim and Joan are back to present Hollis and Brett with a painting of the church in its original location.


Jim and Joan are back to present Hollis and Brett with a painting of the church in its original location.

And, in a final scene which is reminiscent of Grand Designs NZ, there is a rooftop cry for everyone involved.

It’s a great project to end the season. And another building saved from some demolition. Bring in season two. We will continue to watch.

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There is kākāpō wallpaper in the lobby, which will be the meeting room.


There is kākāpō wallpaper in the lobby, which will be the meeting room.

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“Santa Claus was taken by helicopter to old Oakville”, Christmas memories from Clonmel Fri, 10 Dec 2021 20:33:16 +0000

This week is all about sharing Christmas memories, writes Billy O’Riordan. So, without further ado, it’s up to you friends. I would like to start our journey down memory lane with Thomas Ryan.

Thomas Ryan (community activist)

Thomas shares a vivid memory of going to see Santa Claus turn on the Christmas lights on O’Connell Street. He remembers that Santa Claus arrived on horseback and in a cart and sometimes on a motorbike. Thomas recalls another occasion where, “Santa was flown into old Oakville and arrived by helicopter and landed on the Green at Shamrock Hill, great memories. “

Catherine McVicker (actress / screenwriter)

Catherine likes “to slow down and recharge your batteries at the end of the year”. Like Thomas, Catherine vividly remembers Santa Claus arriving by helicopter in Oakville. Catherine describes the occasion beautifully: “As a child, I remember the excitement of Santa Claus arriving by helicopter and the endless line. Unfazed, feeling like Willie Wonka waving a golden ticket in the frosty bite of December.

Cllr Richie Molloy (Family Carers Ireland)

Richie has strong memories of his late father winning cards and returning with his bounty, a turkey. Richie highlights the workload of Irish mothers this time of year with: “My mom is busy making the stuffing for the turkey late on Christmas Eve and getting ready to attend midnight mass.” Richie’s Mam also made sure that: “Santa has been taken care of for me, Simon, Michael and his sister Liz, it’s not an easy time for the Irish mom and that’s the biggest understatement of the year. “

Brigid Teehan (Artist)

Brigid did something in the kitchen that seems like a common mistake this time of year. Brigid will explain it better than I: “Early Christmas morning, it was about unpacking the opaque butchers that were wrapping the turkey. I stared at the pink flesh for a moment in disbelief as it dawned on me that the turkey shouldn’t be that color even if it wasn’t cooked. Yes, you guessed it. I had soaked the turkey crown overnight by mistake. Brigid’s ham, on the other hand, was a bit salty. We live and learn.

Amy Hill actor / writer / drama therapist)

Amy is her family’s official Christmas cook. Her Mam’s cooking skills are lacking, so every year Amy takes charge of the festive feast. For good reason: “After several years of raw turkey, apple pies without the apple, and roasted potatoes to break your teeth, it was time that I put on my apron and that I took one for the team. On a festive occasion, Amy remembers her mom saying, “She’s a turkey that looks gorgeous. Amy replied, “It’s a ham, Mam.” I love you a lot but it’s a ham and I think you need to relax… You are the light of my life and I love you.

Dave Fallon (writer)

Dave grew up on Mountain Road and he remembers building snowmen, snow angels, and many snowball battles. He recalls another memory: “Another vivid Christmas memory in Clonmel is walking past Allen’s (store) on O’Connell Street and being afraid of Santa Claus by banging on the window… it’s Father. Christmas, ‘she laughed just because these are really the little memories that we all treasure over the Christmas holidays.

Sharon Ahearne (Clonmel Stories Facebook)

Sharon recalls a funny incident involving Santa Claus: “When the children were younger we went to see Santa in Clonmel. He arrived by motorbike, the music was playing when all of a sudden; boom, he was on the ground, the children were crying, the parents were laughing, Santa Claus was embarrassed. It was one of my funniest Christmas memories. Sharon also remembers Christmas 2020, walking through a silent city while making a Christmas video for “Clonmel Stories,” the city being so eerily quiet, due to government restrictions.

Alan Moore (environmental activist)

Alan’s most memorable Christmas present was given to him on his tenth birthday. His father had secretly arranged the transformation of an old garden shed into a workshop. Her mother did the rest: “My mother organized a scavenger hunt for clues on Christmas morning. These were written on slips of paper that were hidden everywhere, one clue leading to another until the last clue led us, shaking with excitement to open the hangar door revealing his treasure… we all got together. Proven to be quite useful in DIY and each of us has inherited bits and pieces from the original toolbox that continue to bring back memories of that special Christmas day.

Mia Carney (Artist)

Mia’s memory of Christmas strikes a chord. It was in 2004, just a year after the death of his brother, Johnny. Mia’s son, Jack (9), taking over Mam’s grief, rushed to Boot’s pharmacist and Mia describes the rest of the story: Jack runs up, gets out with his package, hands it to me, plenty of scotch. I feel the tears rising as the paper opens to reveal Bagpuss, my childhood hero, now in hot water commercial blanket status, Jack smiled and said, ‘Merry Christmas Mammy, that’ll be fine. ‘”

John Fitzgerald (international athlete / author)

“Christmas morning, mid-1970s. I run with Jack Bergin and Johnny Ryan. The route is the cannon wood, the cross of the holy year, the castle of Carey and the house. We each failed to clean up the fast flowing creek in Glenary and we got badly soaked.
We laugh at each other’s misfortune. Coming out of the woods to hit the road again, a group of people are gathered in front of a whitewashed cottage. A hearse is parked and the celebrations turn into pity.
“An old man died in an overnight tragedy. “

Paulette O’Donovan (Artist)

“The street lights were on, home time for us tired and confused kids. It was a hard day of adventure, trawling through fields and playing by the French stream. Pajamas fed, bathed and cool, fires heat up and tickle my toes while my mom brushes my hair. The smell of my grandmother’s jam pies baking as she hums Christmas carols on the radio. Everything was good.

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Arbitrating the challenges of contract formation: putting the cart before the horse? Fri, 10 Dec 2021 19:30:12 +0000

Because arbitration is “a creation of the contract,” the preliminary question to be decided on a request for binding arbitration is whether the parties have agreed to arbitrate. New York law is clear that this issue — arbitrability — is typically a question for a court decision. It is also clear that when presented with a valid arbitration clause in a fully formed contract, the courts of New York, relying on New York law and substantial federal case law, will cede control to the arbitrator. to interpret the contract, including when the dispute between the parties to the validity of the contract.

What is much more opaque, however, is whether the court or the arbitrator decides to challenge the existence of the contract itself, i.e. a matter of contract training rather than validity. The case law of the Supreme Court maintains that disputes concerning the formation of contracts are generally a matter for the courts. But New York courts are not always uniform on what constitutes a matter of contract formation. Unsurprisingly, the agreement that “forming the contract” belongs to the court, without consensus on what is covered by the term, results in confused case law. Adding to the confusion, challenges to the formation of a contract are often based on arguments that a contract is void. In these cases, it is not always clear when New York courts should follow the general rule (that questions about the invalidity of a contract go to the arbitrator) or the exception (that questions about the invalidity of a contract are referred to the arbitrator). formation of the contract must be decided by the court). This article attempts to shed light on these questions by examining how New York courts approach the question of arbitrability in general and by exploring the obscure depths of New York jurisprudence where this question coincides with a challenge to the formation of contracts.

Arbitrability in New York: An Overview

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Mildura House looks like Ettamogah pub and attracts tourist buses Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 A regional Victorian house for sale looks so much like a tourist destination that it even got a bus full of internationals.

A Mildura house so unique that it draws tourist buses is being compared to the Ettamogah pub after it went on sale for $ 1.39-1.52 million last week.

The 1.21 ha property facing the Murray River at 120, boulevard de la Rivière is adorned with about twenty cart wheels, more than a dozen old plows and three old horses and carts.

And then there are the really unexpected features, like the forklift mast converted to a loading lift from the rear deck of the house that helps move firewood and furniture all the way to the house.

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Or the garage integrated into the house with a reinforced floor and a ramp that allows homeowners to climb onto the veranda where a segment of the front wall tilts and allows you to enter.

Jeanette and Ian Vale have spent over 20 years perfecting their home after designing it with the help of an architect.

Their plan was to elevate it to provide the best views of the Murray River and reclaim a rounded veranda which they added to their old home.

“I didn’t intend it to look like the Ettamogah pub, but this is what it sort of looks like,” Vale said.

He added that he had considered putting an old Bedford truck on the roof, but felt it would have been a bit of a hassle.

Ken Maynard created the iconic location in a popular cartoon released on Australian Post starting in 1958, but it has since been transformed into a hotel chain with three locations around NSW.

Named Cypress Pines for the wood it is built from, the Mildura House also features unique decor inside, including a cart wheel converted to kitchen lighting, old saw blades, and antique-style freestanding tubs.

An outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning stove is regularly used to prepare pizzas for receptions.

The unique design of the house even attracted unexpected visitors, including a bus packed with international tourists.

“One day I was working in the back and I looked down the aisle and there’s a bunch of people coming down to me,” Mr. Vale said.

“They asked me if we were open, if it was a hotel or a resort. I said ‘no, it’s just our house’.

“They had never seen anything like it… so we said they could walk around and they had all their cameras on.”

A tennis court, an expansive hangar and a dam with a picturesque log cabin and jetty on its edge join the decorations outside. A bungalow has two more bedrooms, a bathroom and another kitchen.

There is also a double insulated shed with another bedroom and a kitchen.

Ray White Mildura chief executive Damian Portaro said the house was being compared to the Ettamogah pub on social media.

Buyers who inspected the home were blown away by its unique features.

Mr Portaro added that there was even a few unique pieces of furniture expected to join the house’s extensive collection of wagon wheels that can remain on the property.

“There is nothing more to do,” said Mr. Portaro.

The house at 120 River Boulevard will go up for auction on December 17 at 11:30 a.m.

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New CEO of American Skiing “Confident” of Olympic Results and Medals Wed, 08 Dec 2021 21:37:16 +0000 The new CEO of US Ski & Snowboard has vivid memories of her first time putting on shoes on a mountain in Chamonix, France, on a school trip at the age of 12. Sophie Goldschmidt’s best sport has always been tennis – which is what brought her from London to Baylor University on a scholarship – but the affinity for skiing has remained.

Now Goldschmidt is leading the federation that will represent roughly half of America’s athletes heading to the Beijing Olympics in less than two months, and possibly some of the biggest names, such as skier Mikaela Shiffrin and snowboarders Chloe Kim and Shaun White. .

“We have internal goals that we don’t share publicly, because I think it just adds pressure to athletes and others, but we have process-driven goals, medal goals, number of d athletes who actually qualify overall. … So we have put in place these good measures and these good processes, ”she said Wednesday in a video interview with The Associated Press. “But we are confident that we can get some really good results and hopefully a bunch of medals.”

Goldschmidt had been CEO of the World Surf League and his previous experience included stints with the NBA, the Women’s Tennis Association and the European Golf Tour. His hiring by US Ski & Snowboard to replace Tiger Shaw as CEO was announced in September; she started working there in October, based in Park City, Utah.

The group governs alpine, cross-country skiing, freeskiing, freestyle, snowboarding, Nordic combined and ski jumping in the United States.

Given the rapid turnaround of the Winter Games, which open on February 4, Goldschmidt does not foresee any immediate movement.

“I don’t have any definite plans or changes at this point. I think that would be putting the cart before the horse, ”Goldschmidt said. “I think I bring a lot of relevant experience to this role, but I’m also a bit of an outsider because I’ve never worked in snow sports. So I want to be very thoughtful. I will not delay making the necessary changes. But I also want to make sure that I really spend time learning, listening.

During her time at the women’s professional tennis tournament, Goldschmidt said, she met Peng Shuai, the Chinese doubles Grand Slam champion who disappeared from the public eye last month after accusing a former senior official government sexual assault in a quickly vanished social media post.

The WTA announced last week that it would suspend all tournaments in China until it can come into contact with Peng and there is a full investigation into his allegations.

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