Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgLes Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (LMLC.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileLes Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is headquartered in in Port-Louis, Mauritius. The company manufactures, distributes and sells wheat flour in Mauritius. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée exports product to Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte as well through the company’s brand names Blédor and Les Moulins. The company also produces premix and multigrain premix flour for the manufacture of bread products under the DOMIX brand name, breads and bakery products under the OPTIMAL brand name and flour products for the manufacture of white bread under the Concorde brand name. In addition, the company provides flour for making pastries, donuts, puris, pastry flour for baking, and animal feed. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgAssociated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAssociated Commercial Company Limited specialises in motor vehicles, motor spares and accessories. Headquartered in in Port Louis, Mauritius, the company imports, markets, sells and offers motor vehicle services that include repairs and the sale of motor spares. Associated Commercial Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgPaper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Paper Converting Company Limited (PCCL.mu)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePaper Converting Company Limited is based in Mauritius and produces and sells tissue and toilet paper internationally. The company manufactures and sells its product under the brand of toilet and tissue paper ‘Kleenex’ under license from Kimberly Clark Corp of USA. Paper Converting Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Special offer: 50% off Rugby World subscriptions

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Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Avenal, Portugal Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 34 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542000/casa-avenal-carlos-castanheira Clipboard Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542000/casa-avenal-carlos-castanheira Clipboard Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeCarlos CastanheiraOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAvenalFernando GuerraFG+SGHousesPortugalPublished on September 01, 2014Cite: “Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira” 01 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 streamcenter_img Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira “COPY” Year:  2004 photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Specialities:Armandina RodriguesContractor:Administração Directa “A Construtora do Loureiro”, Lda. (Empreiteiro Geral)Client:Manuela e Manuel CoelhoArchitect In Charge:Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos LdaDesign Team:Hellen van het hart, Sofia Reis, Duarte Rodrigues, Demis Lopes, Luís CalheirosCity:AvenalCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. Having previously started work on a different project in a smaller location, I abandoned my first idea for these clients, so as to initiate this project in a larger plot of land, thereby delivering the possibility of building a single storey house.Although the programme remained the same, the setting created the physical and spatial possibility of increasing the respective areas of the intended spaces and trying out a different type of construction – wooden construction.Save this picture!Site PlanThe dense covering of eucalyptus trees was completely removed from the plot of land, thus revealing the gentle elevation of the land and its views to the southeast.The programme originated a dwelling with a large covered area, which might otherwise have been difficult to control in a single storey.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn order to reduce the physical and perceptual differences inherent to the single storey solution, I decided to organise the house in a regular arc, wherein all walls would ran parallel with one another – the longitudinal walls and the transversal walls that converged in the centre of the longitudinal walls.Access to the house is achieved from the back, to the north – where the covered car-parking area and technical areas are also located.Save this picture!Floor PlanNestled against the terrain, the single housing volume is actually constituted by various volumes unified by the roof covering.The volume to the east contains three bedrooms and the respective bathroom and toilet facilities.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe social spaces are located in the centre, in a direct relationship with the garage and access area, specifically including the entrance hall, office, kitchen, lounge and dining room.The volume to the west – the first part of the building we see upon arriving – contains the indoor swimming pool, changing room and a family party room.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe Riga-wood structure is perched upon a concrete slab flooring and several peripheral masonry walls.The interior walls are made of plasterboard. The wood-lined ceilings include an exposed wooden structure, complemented by wooden window and door frames. The floor paving is constituted entirely of slate.Save this picture!SketchThe exterior is constituted by slate walls, and the ashlar masonry work and wall-corners are reinforced with granite. The front of the building, looking South, is constituted entirely of wood and glass. Solar protection is ensured by means of roof covering balances supported on wooden pillars.  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe roof covering is almost completely flat and waterproofed by means of copper plating.Project gallerySee allShow lessGiveaway: Introducing the Moleskine Tool BeltArchitecture NewsBan House / Zhang Dongguang + Liu WenjuanSelected Projects Share 2004 Casa Avenal / Carlos CastanheiraSave this projectSaveCasa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira Portugal Architects: Carlos Castanheira Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

House in the Mountains / Gluck+

first_img Area:  2850 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Oldcastle APG, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Arcadia Custom, Custom Milled Houses Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description United States Architects: GLUCK+ Area Area of this architecture project Civil Engineer: 2012 House in the Mountains / Gluck+ Lux Populi CopyAbout this officeGLUCK+OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityUnited StatesPublished on June 19, 2018Cite: “House in the Mountains / Gluck+” 19 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山中住宅,融入山脉中 / Gluck+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 Land Planning:Joseph Wells Land PlanningMep/Sustainability Consultant:IBC Engineering Services, Inc.Low Voltage/Mechanical Controls:LEAX ControlsGlazing:Forst Consulting Co. Inc.Project Team:Shannon Bambenek, Cory Collman, Peter L. Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, Jason LaPointe, Matthew Lawson, James MacGillivray, Scott ScalesMEP:IBC Engineering Services Inc.Sustainability:IBC Engineering Services Inc.Country:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Steve MundingerText description provided by the architects. Looking to extend the idea of the ‘Landscape House,’ this 2,850 SF guest house in the Rocky Mountains integrates into and accentuates its mountain environment. Two intersecting bar shapes bookend to complete the implied courtyard of the original house, creating a high mountain yard that connects the two structures into a single family gathering place. The East-West bar of the new structure houses three bedrooms and the garage, while the North-South bar encloses the living, dining and kitchen areas. Planes of ‘roof meadow’ render the house practically invisible from the road, preserve and highlight the original view from the existing structure, and provide a super-insulated envelope. Continuous clerestory glass focuses the panorama views and provides a completely day-lit space.Save this picture!© Steve MundingerSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© GLUCK+A thick solar wall on the South side separates the service side of the building from the main courtyard while creating a secondary space for cars, storage and the harvesting of solar energy. A corten-clad retaining wall slices diagonally across the site, capturing the solar courtyard on one side and forming a private sunken court on the other. The solar panels heat the house and the outdoor pool and hot tub. The pool and interior floors are ‘overheated’ during the day, acting as heat sinks, to avoid mechanical heating at night. An integrated building information system includes real-time sensor information and energy performance that is controlled remotely. This real-time information enables a system to respond to changing environmental conditions and to optimize over time, reducing fossil fuel usage by over 60% as well as energy costs.Save this picture!© Steve MundingerProject gallerySee allShow lessA Brief Architectural History of NightclubsArticlesHidden Lighting: 5 Ways to Delicately Light a BuildingArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896517/house-in-the-mountain-gluck-plus Clipboard House in the Mountains / Gluck+Save this projectSaveHouse in the Mountains / Gluck+ Geotechnical Engineer: CopyHouses, Sustainability•United Statescenter_img Silman Year:  Photographs “COPY” Structural Engineer: Lighting: HP Geotech Save this picture!© Steve Mundinger+ 17Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Projects ArchDaily Sopris Engineering ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896517/house-in-the-mountain-gluck-plus Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Steve Mundinger, GLUCK+ Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Carla Ridge / Whipple Russell Architects

first_imgManufacturers: Ann Sacks, Dekton, Poliform, Subzero/Wolf, Breton, Richard Erdman Save this picture!© Jason Speth+ 59Curated by Martita Vial Share Houses United States Project gallerySee allShow lessWorld Architecture Festival 2019 entry deadline is this Friday!Architecture NewsUNE Building / Gui MattosSelected Projects Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916065/carla-ridge-whipple-russell-architects Clipboard Year:  Interior Design: CopyHouses•Beverly Hills, United States Area:  755 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” 2018center_img Unik Inc, Nani Kurniawan Landscape Architects: Project Manager:Andrew TakabayashiArchitect In Charge:Marc WhippleCity:Beverly HillsCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jason SpethRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Guests coming up the front steps of this hilltop home are met with a Carrera marble sculpture by Richard Erdman, titled Serenade, selected by our clients, whose devotion to the process made this an especially joyful collaboration. Also part of the team were Robert Wright and Jason York of McCormick and Wright, who did the interior design. There are a lot of details and non-standard finishes in this house – personal taste, not trendy taste.  Save this picture!© Jason SpethThe dark-grey rough stacked-slate exterior is capped with crisply contrasting white stucco. A pivot-style all-glass front door and surround welcomes you to the modern West Coast lifestyle, framing a view through the house to the hills beyond. Save this picture!© Jason SpethThe central open volume topped by a skylight is Marc Whipple’s modern take on the traditional courtyard. He took the courtyard, and sunk it so that all the below-grade rooms open off of it, transforming what normally would be a dark basement into a lower floor with light and views – the anti-basement. The large skylight pulls the dramatic focus upwards as well, so this vertical volume contains both dynamics seen while crossing the glass bridge.  Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanFor Marc, this central volume is the magic that allows, “A visual connection along different axes within the house, reminders of where you are going and where you have been. The idea is that right outside your bedroom you can catch a corner of the kitchen, or see into the family room to say goodnight to someone. In this design you can be downstairs next to the theater and see someone near the front door, or be practicing your golf swing, and in a few steps see who is up in the kitchen. Absent this strong design drive of the central volume, the family connection is lost. Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!SectionSurrounding this sunny atrium are the kitchen, living, and dining areas. Just off the living room, there are a few steps down to an intimate library seating area with a built-in bar cabinet, all open to the central volume and an adjoining home office. At the back of the house two walls of glass give the living space panoramic views across the pool and patio to the slopes and greenery of Beverly Hills. Save this picture!© Jason SpethFloating stairs lead down to the bottom level – or you can take the elevator of polished mirrored stainless-steel at right of the foyer. In addition to connecting the house visually, the below-grade space was needed to fulfill the design program. “We like clients to give us a list of spaces they require,” says Marc. “Which in this case included an elevator, library, office, theater, gym, salon, golf simulation area and roof terrace – there didn’t appear at the outset a way to fit all of this on the property and still meet building height restrictions.” So, a complete subterranean level seemed a natural solution, along with doing portions of the house split-level – the library is down a few steps allowing the roof terrace to fit above it. The guest bedrooms are up a few steps, creating a more private space, and also giving those extra feet to the garage below. Three dimensionally, it’s a complicated design. When the clients saw our solution, adds Marc, “Their grasp of volume, juxtaposition, and axes was immediate.”  Save this picture!© Jason SpethThe downstairs courtyard area, lit by the skylight, includes seating and wine storage. The surrounding rooms include a full gym and weight room, a salon with massage table and full bath with steam shower, a golf simulator, and an 8-seat home theater. This is a high-tech house. Not only does the home theater have state-of-the-art projection and sound, the car park features a turntable that identifies each car, rotating to a preset angle, enabling it to exit with ease.  Architects: Whipple Russell Architects Area Area of this architecture project Carla Ridge / Whipple Russell ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarla Ridge / Whipple Russell Architects McCormick and Wright, Robert Wright, Jason York CopyAbout this officeWhipple Russell ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeverly HillsUnited StatesPublished on April 30, 2019Cite: “Carla Ridge / Whipple Russell Architects” 30 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Photographs:  Jason Speth Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916065/carla-ridge-whipple-russell-architects Clipboard “COPY” Carla Ridge / Whipple Russell Architectslast_img read more

Strabane Cllr claims teaching posts will be lost over education cuts

first_img Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – December 17, 2014 Facebook Strabane Cllr claims teaching posts will be lost over education cuts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Derry City and Strabane District Council are calling on the Education Minister in the North to stop the proposed cuts to local schools.The motion was put forward by Cllr Patsy Kelly who claims dozens of teaching jobs will be lost in the Strabane area if the cuts go ahead.He says Holy Cross College will lose £400,000 while St Mary’s Primary School will lose over £120,000.Cllr Kelly says Strabane has experienced enough hardship and more cuts are not an option…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/patsyraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Previous articleNext year set to be best year ever for Donegal tourismNext articleAllsop sells 22 Donegal properties worth almost €4 million in 2014. News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal News Twitterlast_img read more

Tom Reed brings national Social Security reform discussion to Ithaca

first_img Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) brought the national conversation about Social Security reform to Ithaca on Tuesday with a town hall at the Tompkins County Public Library.Most of Reed’s town hall Tuesday focused on Social Security, at times pivoting to immigration and Medicare as they relate to the program. However, the event mostly addressed policy issues of solvency — the ability for Social Security to pay out benefits — which is a looming threat over Washington with the Social Security Board of Trustees estimating it won’t be able to pay retirees after 2037 unless Congress acts.“One of the things that I am committed to is reforming Social Security, to save Social Security for future generations,” Reed told the roughly 50 people gathered Tuesday.Social Security is a separate set of funds that don’t go through the yearly allocations process like the budgets of federal departments like the Department of Defense or Food and Drug Administration. Instead, Social Security is housed within two trust funds. Money flows into the fund via payroll taxes, different from income taxes, and is disbursed to retirees as soon as they turn 62 years old. This all happens according to formulas established by Congress with the idea that today’s workforce will fund today’s retirees.But as the baby boomers age and move out of the workforce, there is a surge of retirees overwhelming the trust funds to the point where today’s workers can’t keep up without significant changes to increase revenue from payroll taxes or slash benefits.Reed entertained several solutions at the Ithaca town hall to change the formulas and keep the funds solvent like removing or increasing the cap on taxable income and increasing the threshold for tax-exempt benefits, but he defended a staunchly Republican position to neither decrease benefits nor increase taxes going to support the program.“The difference, however, with the majority is we can secure these benefits without tax increases,” Reed said at his first subcommittee hearing as ranking member in March. “Our principles in this mission are simple, long-term economic growth by encouraging work, not penalizing it; equal treatment for public servants; acting now to defend those future generations’ benefits; and protecting the most vulnerable people through focus reforms.”Reed reiterated his position at a full committee hearing in late July over Social Security subcommittee chairman Rep. John Larson’s (D-Conn.) Social Security 2100 plan, the most prominent Democratic proposal currently in the hopper to fix the program.The most ambitious proposal in Larson’s bill would eliminate the cap on income that can be taxed for contributions to Social Security. Currently, wage earners have to pay payroll taxes toward Social Security on the first $132,900. By removing the cap, high-income earners — Larson estimates only the top 0.4% of earners — would then have to pay more into Social Security. “That $130,000 cap that is set there,” Reed said of the existing cap on taxable income at the town hall. “We would have to adjust that and potentially get new revenue coming in so you’re going to tax a tremendous amount of new people who are otherwise not subject to the tax.”Reed didn’t outright oppose adjusting the cap, acknowledging that changes to the revenue or taxing side of Social Security will likely have to be addressed to avoid more “draconian” measures nearer to 2035. But Reed was clear in his opposition to another one of Larson’s proposals which would increase the base rate of the payroll tax from 6.2% to 7.4% of income brought into effect over a period of 23 years.“I’m open to potentially lowering the rate, especially on lower-income folks and where do we set that threshold,” Reed said.Larson pitches the increased taxes as the equivalent of only an additional 50 cents each week, or the cost of a cup of Starbucks coffee each month. Reed and Republicans have disputed that comparison, claiming it will have a much more regressive and potent impact on taxpayers.Tom Reed at the House Ways and Means Hearing on July 25. (YouTube)At a hearing for the bill in July, Reed brandished a comically oversized coffee cup to poke fun of Larson’s analogy.“As we see it on the Republican side, this is a large tax increase,” Reed said. “This is the ‘more’ sized cup of coffee that we got to fight in regards to the tax increases we’re looking at for this payroll tax.”Reed opted for a normal size coffee cup during Tuesday’s town hall.There are other policy solutions left out of Larson’s bill that lawmakers could still employ in a Social Security fix. Lawmakers could employ what’s called “progressive indexing” to decrease the amount of benefits that higher and middle-income earners receive. They could adjust the yearly cost of living adjustment which some experts claim overestimates inflation. Former House Speaker Paul Ryan once suggested allowing beneficiaries to withdraw from paying Social Security entirely at age 55 leading to a privatization of the program.Other factors of the U.S. fiscal and economic landscape may also have ripple effects on Social Security. As workers’ wages increase, so do their contributions to Social Security. Reed says wages are “without a doubt” increasing, but growth has been modest, just keeping up with inflation.Another factor at play is the size of the U.S. workforce, which is projected to decline as birth rates fall. One possible way to supplement this is through immigration.“When I look at Social Security, immigration reform is a critical piece to get to the revenue piece. If you think about it, you could have hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming in and paying on their salary into the Social Security fund. That’s a whole bunch of new revenue that you essentially put in the pie,” Reed said, though he told attendees Tuesday that he was less than optimistic about any sweeping immigration reform measures making it to the White House.Larson’s Social Security 2100 plan is scheduled to come before a committee markup sometime in the fall, a critical step toward reaching a vote on the House floor. However, that is an optimistic outlook on its own, let alone suggesting it make it through the Senate and be signed by President Trump this year. Tagged: ithaca, John Larson, social security, tom reed Vaughn Golden is a freelance radio and print reporter covering politics around the southern tier and central New York. He authors the weekly “Capitol Watch” watchdog report on Ithaca’s representatives… More by Vaughn Goldencenter_img Your government news is made possible with support from: Vaughn Golden last_img read more

PA school district refuses CEO’s offer to settle lunch debt after threatening to place children in foster care

first_imgABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — A Pennsylvania school district that threatened to have children placed in foster care if their parents’ didn’t pay outstanding lunch tabs has apparently rejected a businessman’s offer to cover the cost.Todd Carmichael, the CEO and co-founder of La Colombe Coffee Roasters, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, said he offered to give Wyoming Valley West School District over $22,000 to settle students’ massive lunch debt on Monday, after learning about a warning letter sent to parents earlier this month that threatened children could be “taken from your home and placed in foster care” if their tab wasn’t paid.More than 14 percent of people living within the school district are below the poverty line, about 10 percent higher than the overall number across the state of Pennsylvania, according to the latest data from the United States Census Bureau.“I think it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put A and B together here to realize that these people are struggling,” Carmichael said in an interview with ABC Philadelphia station WPVI on Tuesday night. “We’re shaming people who are struggling, and that’s immoral and that’s just wrong.”In a letter sent to local newspapers on Monday and later provided to ABC News, Carmichael said he felt he “had to do something” to help because he received free meals at school as a child when his mother struggled to make ends meet.“I know what it means to be hungry. I know what it means to feel shame for not being able to afford food,” he wrote. “I worked with my team to reach out to the school district to let them know we were eager to donate the full amount outstanding.”But the district’s school board president, Joseph Mazur, refused the proposition in a telephone conversation on Monday, arguing that the lunch money is owed by parents who can afford to pay, according to Carmichael’s spokesman Aren Platt.“The position of Mr. Carmichael is irrespective of affluence, irrespective of need,” Platt told WPVI. “He just wants to wipe away this debt.”In his letter to local newspapers, Carmichael said the offer still stands and urged the school board president to reconsider.“Mr. Mazur, I am offering to pay this debt in full,” he wrote. “By saying no, you are not just shaming families who elected you, but you are placing this burden on [Wyoming Valley West] taxpayers, and that is completely unfair.”The school board did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Wednesday.Speaking to ABC News last week, Joseph Muth, director of the school district’s federal programs, said the letter was sent to dozens of parents, saying that the district was owed around $22,476 in lunch money. However, Muth called the letter a mistake and suggested the district would explore other options to get repaid.“The letter was over the top and should not have been sent out,” Muth told ABC News in an interview last Friday.Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania weighed in on Twitter, saying, “these letters were callous and should never have happened.”“Moving forward,” Casey tweeted, “the School District has an obligation to find an appropriate way to collect these funds, instead of using threats.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more