Habitat ReStore's secrets to success: How one local retail shop became a ...
This highly skilled army, notes Sloan, includes “volunteers with all different types of backgrounds, from CEOs to construction workers to electricians and desk jockeys of all descriptions,” and the ReStore's eclectic spectrum of merchandise affords “a ...
April 8, 2015
Dad's the word: The Edge, Bob Geldof, Paul McCartney and more famous sons ...
Maybe the idea of a primal existence and a more natural pace of life, the way my senses are all engaged and heightened, maybe it's to finally catch the one that got away. “All I know is that when I had my .. The day was not without its comic moments ...
April 10, 2015
Iowa All Over: Grinnell's jewel box bank shines bright
A tile mosaic surrounds a clock as sunlight filters through the skylight and stained glass windows at the Merchants National Bank building also known as the Jewell Box Bank, 833 Fourth Avenue, was designed by Louis Sullivan. The building was designated ...
March 29, 2015
Mental illness stalls case of bomb outside Detroit building
It was brought inside by a security guard but treated as lost property and stashed under a lobby desk. Three weeks passed before the bag was X-rayed and destroyed at an island in the Detroit River. "It wasn't the type of bomb that was going to do ...
April 5, 2015
Can rural America be saved? A new national 'challenge' tries to see.
And while the glowing clock tower of a 19th-century courthouse still commands West Main Street, with the exception of the colorful Pulaski Theatre, the surrounding businesses are hardly a vibrant mix: a pawn shop, antiques stores, consignment shops ...
March 27, 2015
The Stacks: The Poet Who Took on Huey Long
His swim over, Warren retreats to an outhouse-sized wooden shack poised on the steep banks of Bald Mountain Brook, the rocky creek that meanders behind his home. The structure Inside, sheets of copy paper are stacked sloppily atop a tiny, rough ...
March 21, 2015
Living With Ghosts: My Time At the Butler Goodrich House
Some particular gems displayed in the house included an 1837 portrait of Elder John Leland, who commissioned Cheshire's famed Mammoth Cheese for President Jefferson, along with the writing desk on which the Rev. David Dudley Field composed his ...
March 30, 2015
They players of the cigarette industry use labors as excuses to get away from government’s tobacco regulations. Ana, 28 years old, just finishes uttering the last words of her prayer. To save money, this mother of one chooses to walk instead of spending two thousand rupiahs for transportation. She walks through the mist hanging on the streets of Pandanwangi village, Tumpang, Malang, East Java. When she arrives in the main road, she catches a public transportation to Pakis Mas cigarette factory in Arjosari, where she works for the last five years as a cigarette roller. Ana and hundred thousand others are working as labors in this cigarette factory. Working for low wage with no career prospect, they are the main pillars supporting the giant cigarette industry. Years and years they spent behind the table and cigarette roller machine. Through fellowship program of Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta, Pena Indonesia and Tobacco Free Kids Campaign, journalist Aditya Wardhana VHRmedia. com last August reported the life of the labors of cigarette factories in Malang, East Java. Ana is one of the labors. Five twenty in the morning, Ana arrives in front of Pakis Mas Cigarette Factory. One by one, Ana colleagues come. Sreek… Without any command, around two hundred labors make their way to pass the gate, including Ana.
To save money, this mother of one chooses to walk instead of spending two thousand rupiahs for transportation. When she arrives in the main road, she catches a public transportation to Pakis Mas cigarette factory in Arjosari, where she works for the last five years as a cigarette roller. When the coordinator does not feel comfortable with a particular labor, that person’s salary can be cut down or even erased completely. “Once he does not like a certain person, she would not get any materials to work on even if she sits right in front of him,” Ana explains. In Pakis Mas, each labor rolls 2,500 cigarettes per day. For every one thousand cigarettes, the labor gets Rp. 9. 000. So each week, Ana receives 135 thousand rupiahs or 540 thousand rupiahs per months. This is way below regional minimum wage of Malang District of 802 thousand rupiahs. She A cigarette roller table is a small-sized piece of furniture made from teak wood placed on top of a wooden desk. Ana sits behind the desk and with her skillful hands she starts her magic. Her left hand puts a piece of paper on the roller table. At the same time, her right hand pinches tobacco to be placed on top of the paper. Hap , in less than ten seconds, a cigarette is rolled neatly and falls under the machine. Their main target is to roll as many as cigarette as possible.
Here it is. If you’ve taken a peek at or stepped into the pastor’s study since my arrival, you’ll immediately notice that I prefer this church space to have a very relaxed, welcoming feel to it. More of a living room than an office. In addition to the desk and more books than I’ll likely ever need to look at again, there is a small sofa, some artwork, and little personal touches from many years in ministry. During last Sunday’s Time with Children, for example, I introduced you to my collection of Mr. Morrison’s marbles. When they were more or less bequeathed to me, they had come in an old pipe tobacco can that’s been repurposed at home to collect loose change. I’m not sure how old it is. It had likely sat for a long time in the attic of my childhood home before my step-grandfather and I decided to take it to the basement and refurbish it. I think I was about Crosby’s age at the time. Loose and layered with many years of colorful paint. Kind of a Christmas seat for Will Ferrell sized elves. I was taught to dip steel wool into Formby’s Furniture Refinisher and strip away everything down to the natural grain. It was amazing to slowly see this wooden rocker return to its original look. After we did this, we applied a nice stain, tightened it all up with wood-lock, put some pillows on it and placed in the living room.
Khalid Shafar and Alamira Noor Bani Hashim are the new ambassadors of Kiehl’s
I love wood and while I love to mix it with pure and industrial materials, natural materials – like marble ... to me until after I’d finished the design that it looked like a clock face. I’d positioned the Kiehl’s sign as the number 12, the ...
April 4, 2015