CAF House / Estudio MMX

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CAF House / Estudio MMXSave this projectSaveCAF House / Estudio MMX Photographs Houses Manufacturers: Novaceramic Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 16Curated by Clara Ott Share CAF House / Estudio MMX 2015 Photographs:  Rafael Gamo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Area:  2992 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img CopyHouses• CDI Projects “COPY” Main Contractor:: Architects: Estudio MMX Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Collaborators:Olivia Hansberg, Javier MoctezumaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroSave this picture!© Rafael GamoText description provided by the architects. A field in Hidalgo, a state in Mexico that has magnificent views towards a golf course and a dam, shelters Casa CAF a project done by Estudio MMX. In addition to complying with the client´s requirements and the site conditions, the project embeds in its design and execution the rigorous implementation of the residential regulations that encourage the scenery´s hegemony.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe architectural program is centered on giving priority to views of the landscape to the majority of the spaces in the house taking advantage of the descending topography of the small site and integrating a generous garden enjoyed by its inhabitants and visitors. The main character of the project, the garden, adds to the ground floor communal areas creating spatial continuity between the entrance and the back connected to the golf course.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoReading the requirements and the regulations the design was developed combining the different volumes with the grades where the fragmentation and the inclined faces of the roofs are essential. The pyramid figure answers to the need of distributing the mayor are on the ground floor resulting in a house that has the ability to function in a semi-desert climate with intense hot days and freezing cold nights.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Rafael GamoConcrete, steel, wood, and apparent ocher partition emphasize the different geometries obtained in the design process and are complemented by elements that give character and warmth to space. From all angles, the rural country house relating to a barn may be tell apart on the mountain slope overlooking the lake, reinforcing the presence of its structure and the geometry of its rooftops.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessHomayouni Home / Ma StudiooSelected ProjectsVilla Tan Dinh / MIA Design StudioSelected Projects Share structural Engineer: ID Construcciones CopyAbout this officeEstudio MMXOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookPublished on May 01, 2021Cite: “CAF House / Estudio MMX” [Casa CAF / Estudio MMX] 01 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 streamlast_img read more

New director of marketing and fundraising at Relate

first_imgNew director of marketing and fundraising at Relate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 May 2008 | News Relationship support organisation Relate has appointed Arezo Shephard to the newly created position of director of marketing and fundraising. The new senior level position is part of a strategy to develop sustainable funding streams.Shephard brings over fifteen years of senior management experience from within the private and public sectors. One of her first tasks will be to implement a corporate fundraising programme to attract long-term partnerships, a new direction for Relate which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.The new Marketing & Fundraising team will oversee income generation as well as managing the brand and raising the profile of Relate with target read more

Man arrested on family violence charges after rollover

first_img Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Permian, Odessa High set to compete in regional meetNext articlePolice arrest three in counterfeit check investigation admin Pinterest By admin – April 12, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Elgin James Castillo A man was arrested on family violence charges, after an incident on the road flipped a vehicle in a major rollover crash.Elgin James Castillo, 36, was arrested around 9:45 p.m. April 5 on felony charges of assault family violence with prior convictions.An Odessa police news release states officers responded to the 2400 block of North Grandview that evening to find a Nissan Sentra upside down, then made contact with a 38-year-old woman and Castillo, identified as her husband.The release states that investigation revealed Castillo began to yell at his wife as the two were driving, refusing to pull over when she asked, then hitting her in the face with a closed fist and biting her, before he lost control of the car and it rolled over.Officers observed bodily injury to the woman’s face, including two bite marks, the release states.Investigation also revealed Castillo had a prior conviction in regards to assault family violence, and he was arrested and charged and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Man arrested on family violence charges after rollover Facebook Local NewsCrimelast_img read more

Calendar days mark the loss

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Funny thing about holidays.They’re times of celebrations and family gatherings and frolics with friends. But it’s not the holidays that are so deeply noted in our hearts. No. It’s those days on the calendar that mark the loss of a loved one.Mama died on Jan. 14, 1995. She would have been 76 years old the next day. So, those two days, January 14 and 15, are days that are most prominent on my calendar and most noted in my heart. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson It didn’t seem quite right.Mama was so comfortable at that time of her life. She was working at an antiques shop a few days a week and enjoyed getting to talk with the people who came in. She was playing a little golf and watching her “soaps” and Wheel of Fortune. She worked crossword puzzles and the daily crypto quote. She spent time talking on the telephone and sitting around with Grace and Noah at Black’s Grocery. She like picking up pecans and cooking for all of us. Just the simple things of life. To me, that’s a gift … to enjoy the simple things of life.Mama said she started praying when she got up in the morning and didn’t stop until she went to sleep at night. She would laugh and say that she worried God about things that worried her. Daddy always said, if Mama didn’t have anything to worry about, she would go next door and borrow something, so that’s the reason that she was on the prayer line all the time.Mama enjoyed life. She laughed a lot and she made us laugh. She had an observation for everything, and every day of my life I will repeat things that Mama used to say. Published 12:06 am Sunday, January 18, 2009 There’s always a bitter sweetness to those days. Memories of Mama bring sweetness to the days. The loss of her cloaks them in soft sadness.Whoever said that time heals all things had evidently not lost their mama. Time plays tricks on you. Sometimes, the loss is not as great as at other times. There are times when it swallows you. And, other times the lapse moves you so far from the loss that there’s little emotion except the anger that boils within you.This year, I got mad that Mama was no longer here. Calendar days mark the loss By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Be smart and stay warm as temps dip Oh, Baby it’s cold outside. The refrain from a familiar song rings true around Pike County today, as temperatures drop… read more Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip I never walk in a department store that I don’t hear Mama’s words. “They could give everybody in here something and still have a store full.”Every time we would go out of town, when we got home, she would say, “Well, we’re back on the same day we left.” And we usually were, because Mama didn’t want dark to catch her away from home.Mama never believed that a man walked on the moon. Every full moon, I’m reminded of her. She would look up at the moon and say, “Now you can’t tell me that a man’s ever been way up there.”I smile at most all memories of Mama. But then there are times when the loss of her is overwhelming. When I drive up to her house in the late afternoon, and I don’t see her in the kitchen window, tears fill my eyes. When I look across the church and don’t see her sitting in her pew and, when I hear the whistle of a teakettle, it’s a little more than I can stand.I got up mad on Wednesday morning and stayed that way most of the day. Mad because Mama had been taken from us. Sad because I missed her so much and lonely because she was not here to share the happiness of the first birthday of her great-grandson.Luke Caldwell was born on Jan. 14, 2008, the same day of the year that Mama died. How she would have loved that little fellow. And, she would have cherished the opportunity to bake and decorate his first birthday cake, and she would have worried because he was running around with no shoes on and “sure as peas to be sick.”She would have laughed and fussed and said things in ways that we would always remember.She should have been there.On Mama’s birthday, I stood at the cemetery and thought of something Sheila Kay Adams wrote in her book, “My Old True Love.”As Arty’s husband Zeke was leaving her to go fight in the Civil War, she said, “There’s never been a place as empty as the one he stepped out of.”I know that kind of emptiness because there’s never been a place as empty as the one that Mama “stepped out of.”Jaine Treadwell can be reached via email at [email protected] Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Inside the realities of the human trafficking that allegedly happens in massage parlor brothels

first_imgBarry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The recent reports of several high-profile men being among the lists of hundreds of massage parlor patrons set to face prostitution charges in Florida may draw attention to and lead to more insights about the dark underbelly of human trafficking that police said may have happened alongside it.The fact that the alleged crimes took place in South Florida spas is contributing to the misunderstandings and mischaracterizations that some advocates see people attaching to online talk about the investigations.“A lot of times when we think of prostitution, we are thinking of women and girls standing on street corners, and we think of the movies where we think of pimps who are violent … [but that’s different than] when we think of [sex acts being performed in] massage parlors, because it’s made to seem like this very mellow environment,” said Vicky Basra, the senior vice president of the non-profit Dolores Barr Weaver Policy Center, which has an anti-human trafficking program.“What we don’t realize is that the violence in those environments looks very different,” she said, “and so we consider it a victimless crime because the violence in that situation looks very different.”Basra noted that in such massage parlor situations, often the women aren’t paid, they may face the threat of deportation and they may have their family in their home country threatened with physical violence.“While we may not know if there was physical violence occurring, there was emotional and mental violence that was occurring, but then again the physical violence of sexual rape — that was happening every single day,” Basra said. “These women did not come into this country thinking they were going to be raped every single day.”Bradley Myles, the CEO of Polaris, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating human trafficking who also operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline, said that there are “pervasive myths and misunderstandings about” massage parlors that are involved with human trafficking and sex acts.“I think people try to sanitize and minimalize what really happens there,” he said, adding that people make light of those situations by joking about them. Myles said that what happens inside the massage parlors can range from manual masturbation to full, unprotected intercourse.Myles said that many of the women who work at such massage parlors are tricked into working there, often coming from abroad after being lured with the promise of lucrative jobs as maids or in restaurants. Upon arrival, they find themselves in a “very untenable financial structure” which includes steep fees — including for transportation but also food, room and board, and, in some cases, even toilet paper.“These are subtle artful cunning traffickers, so much so that sometimes they convince people that women are there as consensual people in the sex trade,” Myles said.Myles said that in many such parlors, the women receive no hourly wage or wage per service, but rely on tips — if they get them — which are then often split between the spa workers, to pay off the mounting debts.Jessica Melton, the chief of the human trafficking unit at the Queens County District Attorney’s office, said that the fee structures are similar in some New York-based massage parlors.“They’re put in a position that they now have to work off this debt,” Melton said. “It’s insurmountable.”In the Florida case, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said that “it was clear that multiple women were working and living inside the spas.”“They were cooking on the back steps of the business,” Snyder said at a news conference Thursday. “They were sleeping in the massage parlor, on the massage tables. They had no access to transportation. They were moved from location to location. They were averaging eight clients a day, and if you do the math that’s approximately 1,500 men a year, with no days off.”Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said Monday that the women involved in the sex acts “are themselves victims … lured into this country with promises of a better life only to be forced to live and work in a sweatshop or a brothel performing sex acts for strangers.”“It’s about time the country has a real conversation about human trafficking which is modern-day slavery in our midst,” Aronberg said. “This is not about lonely old men or victimless crimes. This is about enabling a network of criminals to traffic women into our country for forced labor and sex.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Businessman donates laptops to single mom whose six kids need homeschooling amid coronavirus pandemic

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — When a California businessman saw a story about a single mother from across the United States having difficulty navigating the novel coronavirus pandemic with her six children, he stepped in to help.In an effort to highlight working-class wage workers — many of whom are among the first to feel the financial impact of the ongoing public health crisis — ABC’s Tamron Hall connected Johanna, a mother of six from Dover, New Jersey who wished to be identified by only her first name, with Mark Miller, who saw Johanna’s story on an ABC News “20/20” special about the pandemic.Hall first visited Johanna, a nurse and full-time student, on Monday. Johanna told Hall that with schools temporarily closed due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, her biggest concern “is with the homeschooling” of her kids. She said her family only had two laptops — her own and one belonging to one of her daughers — and that they’d have to be shared among the other children during schooling hours.“I can’t have all five of them with one or two laptops,” she said, noting that she would have to prioritize who gets the laptops while also trying to do her own homework. “I had to do mine during the night, while I was working, while they’re asleep.” After seeing her story, Miller reached out to ABC with a plan to help alleviate some of Johanna’s challenges.“It was an instinct I just wanted to figure out a way to help,” said Miller, who said he was also one of six kids and that he could empathize with Johanna’s situation after seeing his own mom manage their family.On Wednesday, Miller and Johanna spoke to each other for the first time through Skype with ABC News, where and he told her that he’d bought laptops for all her children who don’t have one and send them to her.“Oh I am so thankful,” Johanna said. “Now they can all sit on a table and do their work together. They don’t have to be alternating and doing work so late at night. That will also help me, too, because I can work with them and do my homework, too.”“It’s a big weight off for me right now. One less thing I can stress about and I’m very thankful for his generosity,” Johanna said of Miller.Miller also had a message for others who find themselves in a position to share their resources and generosity during a time like this.“What it really comes down to is being able to take one situation and help,” he said, “and if everybody looked at it that way — [if they] could take one situation to make it better — it just multiplies.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assessment of the effects of isolation, confinement and hypoxia on spaceflight piloting performance for future space missions – The SIMSKILL experiment in Antarctica

first_imgInterplanetary human missions to Mars and beyond will suppose a very demanding physical and psychological environment for future astronauts. Isolation, confinement, hypoxia or hypercapnia in a less pressurized atmosphere, darkness and other factors are expected to endanger a mission’s success, directly influencing human performance. In order to study the effects of such environmental conditions on human beings, the SIMSKILL Experiment aims to investigate how spacecraft piloting performance decays over time by deploying a Soyuz flight simulator on the Antarctic research stations Halley VI and Concordia, which feature similar living conditions as those of a space mission, leading eventually to muscular atrophy, loss of cognitive capacities, and reduction of psycho-motor skills. This paper offers an analysis on the recorded data from the scientific campaigns in Antarctica, compared to those of the subjects in a control group in Stuttgart, Germany. An overall total of 69 subjects and more than one thousand approach and docking flights to the ISS performed in a Soyuz-TMA simulator have been analysed using a performance assessment methodology. The post-processed simulation dataset allows to recognize collective trends and find which are the essential parameters that affect the pilot’s skill evolution. The results obtained from this analysis show how the influence of isolation, confinement and hypoxia in Antarctica is crucial to understand how differences in performance appear between subjects. The significance of the obtained results has been proven by means of statistical models, which show that a one-month training refreshing delivers satisfactory performance for a docking simulation, whereas a frequency of 3 months follows to a loss of piloting reliability. Moreover, the effect of isolation and hypoxia aggravates the loss of flight performance.last_img read more

Haness, Mackenzie Win Derbies Designed by Canada’s Kevin Holowack

first_img SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Featured hunter competition commenced Friday morning at Desert Circuit III at Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, CA, with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby in the Hunter 1 Arena. Split between Open and Junior/Amateur sections, eighty-seven pairs collectively tackled the course, designed by Kevin Holowack (CAN). Claiming the top spot in the Open section, sponsored by Huntridge LLC, was Nick Haness (Temecula, CA) aboard Morrison, while Didi Mackenzie and her own MTM Do Right took home the blue in the Junior/Amateur section, sponsored by Platinum Performance.Haness and the coming six-year old gelding, owned by West Coast Equine Partners LLC, marked a trifecta with their win in the Open section, earning scores of 92 and 96. The pair have won each of the three USHJA National Derbies so far during Desert Circuit. “I have to say, his brain has to be the best part about him. He’s just amazing and a super star. He’s a three-time derby winner now; he’s done three derbies, he’s won three derbies. He’s only about to turn six years old, so I’m pretty impressed,” shared Haness on Morrison.“He’s truly becoming a partner with me, which is our main goal. To get us in a partnership together where we really trust each other and he’s coming into that plan beautifully,” Haness noted. “Today was a really competitive field with a lot of seasoned horses, including his older brother Reese’s.” Following closely behind Morrison in the final standings with scores of 88.5 and 94 was West Coast Equine Partner LLC’s Reese’s, piloted by Haness. In third place was Peter Lombardo (Moorpark, CA) and Camelia, owned by Paige Clark, with scores of 90 and 91.“I think this week’s course was really nice. It involved some longer lines; not a lot of related distances, but a lot of longer, bending lines and galloping. My favorite thing to do. So I thought it was a really fun course,” Haness commented on Holowack’s design. “The Handy round was really challenging. The turns they created for us to do in the Handy round were really tight. I thought the class handled it well, but it was challenging and it made you think about it and pay attention as you made the turn.”When designing the course for today’s derby, Holowack kept in mind the questions he wanted to ask the riders in the class. “I think what we are looking for is something at this level to be inviting for new riders to get the hang of what a hunter derby is and the process,” shared Holowack. “I wanted to create something that was inviting, allowed for rideability, and allowed riders to have a course that wasn’t as traditional as their typical hunter course.”In the Junior/Amateur section of the derby, sponsored by Platinum Performance, Didi Mackenzie of Flower Mount, TX rode her own MTM Do Right to earn first place with scores of 89 and 91. She noted similar comments to Haness’ about the fluidity of Holowack’s course. “The courses are beautiful. They are not trying to set the typical course; they are setting nice, flowing courses. The way it was built, you could really tailor it to your horse and take your time or gallop around if you wanted. It was an option of what you wanted,” Mackenzie shared.Mackenzie and MTM Do Right, or ‘Dude’ as he is affectionately known in the barn, have been paired together for nine years. “I ride him in the A-O’s and usually the International Hunter Derbies. Because there wasn’t one [International Derby] this week, I need all the practice I can get,” shared Mackenzie. “I haven’t shown him since Desert Circuit last year. We are a little rusty so I am kind of doing extra classes to knock the rust off. He is a super sweet horse with just an amazing personality. He is a character. I love him and he is a part of my family.”Collecting both the reserve and third placings in the Junior/Amateur sections was Avery Rose Glynn (Petaluma, CA) aboard Campina 47 and King of Hearts respectively. Glynn and October Hill Farm’s Campina 47 rode to scores of 86 and 92, while Glynn and her own King of Hearts earned scores of 84 and 90.Full Results: $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open, sponsored by Huntridge LLCFull Results: $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Jr/Am, sponsored by Platinum Performance Tags: Desert International Horse Park, Nick Haness, hunter derbies, Kevin Holowack, Desert Circuit III, Didi Mackenzie, Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Purple Aces Club To Hold Cookout On April 29

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Purple Aces Club To Hold Cookout On April 29On Saturday April 29, the Purple Aces Club will hold a free Ballpark Cookout in conjunction with the University of Evansville baseball and softball home games that day.The cookout will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature hot dogs, brats, chips and soft drinks while supplies last.  It is free to fans wearing their Purple Aces gear and will take place between Braun Stadium and Cooper Stadium on the UE campus.That day will see plenty of great Aces action with softball getting things started versus Illinois State.  Evansville faces the Redbirds in a doubleheader that begins at noon with game two starting at approximately 2 p.m.Baseball will also be home as they take on Missouri State.  The Bears currently stand at 6-0, giving Aces fans the opportunity to see their squad face the best that the Missouri Valley Conference has to offer.last_img read more

LoBiondo Requests Public Hearing in Cape May County on Offshore Drilling Proposal

first_imgDownload (PDF, 73KB) U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) Washington, DC – A staunch opponent of drilling off the New Jersey coastline throughout his career, U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) today sent the following letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management requesting a public hearing in Cape May County on the recently released proposal for oil and natural gas exploration in the mid-Atlantic region.In June 2017 LoBiondo joined with local business leaders, environmental groups and elected officials in Avalon to rally against plans to proceed with seismic testing off the Jersey Shore, a precursor to drilling.The full text of the letter is as follows:January 10, 2018 Dr. Walter Cruickshank Acting Director Bureau of Ocean Energy Management United States Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20240 Dr. Cruickshank: I am writing to request that a public meeting be held in Cape May County, New Jersey to discuss The Department of the Interior’s Draft Proposed Plan (DPP) for a new National Outer Continental Shelf Program for 2019–2024.As the Trump Administration considers a new plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of New Jersey, it is imperative you hear from residents, businesses and local officials in communities along South Jersey’s coast.  The DPP released on January 4, 2018, raises a number of serious concerns that should be brought to the Administration’s attention, discussed and addressed before any plan is finalized.  These concerns can only be properly voiced by those on the ground who are directly impacted by the Administration’s proposed plan.  This will be a great opportunity for the Department of the Interior to hear from residents, businesses and local elected officials in Cape May County and across the Jersey Shore.    The DPP poses serious economic and environmental risks to the marine wildlife and fish populations that our commercial fishermen rely upon for their livelihood, and pristine state beaches that support our tourism industry.  As you know, together with both commercial and recreational fishing activities, tourism remains an economic driver along New Jersey’s 130 mile shoreline and brings in approximately $45 billion per year. I strongly encourage you to schedule a public meeting in Cape May County or elsewhere in South Jersey to hear firsthand our serious concerns.  If there is anything I can do to help facilitate this request, please reach out to Nicholas Down in my Washington D.C. office at 202-225-6572 or [email protected]  Thank you for your consideration of this important request.last_img read more