Ocean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

first_imgArchitects: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/598287/ocean-deck-house-stelle-lomont-rouhani-architects Clipboard Landscape Architect:Edmund HollanderStructural Engineer:Gilsanz Murray SteficekKitchen Designer:Susan Smart, SieMaticAv Designer:Sensoryphile IncTotal Deck Space:5,395 SFTotal Habitable Space:9,319 SFArchitect Team:Frederick Stelle, Viola Rouhani, Luca Campaiola, Jessica TwiggsCity:BridgehamptonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew CarboneRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. This ocean front residence captures the sense of indoor-outdoor living by introducing large cantilevered decks and roof decks. Designed for an active family who loves to cook and entertain, the ability to do so on each level is a driving element.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneAs a measure to preserve the integrity of the dune, the house is pulled back from it to create three distinct experiences on each level. The ground level is nestled behind the dune and provides for a mixed wood and concrete paved patio with a pool, outdoor fireplace and covered ping-pong area.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneAreas on this level intended for storage and lower level entry are enclosed by a combination of glass and concrete walls. The main floor is accessed from an exterior cantilevered stair that leads to the central light filled atrium. This main level houses all the bedrooms and a centrally located family room.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis house is designed as an upside down house, giving the most spectacular views to the living, dining and kitchen on the top floor. This floor takes advantage not only of the southern exposure and views, but provides for adequate solar control.  The main deck allows for an extensive herb and vegetable garden, outdoor cooking, entertaining, and lounging.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneProject gallerySee allShow lessUNESCO Reveals Winning Scheme For The Bamiyan Cultural Centre In AfghanistanCompetition ResultsHow Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building StandardsMisc Share United States ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Matthew Carbone+ 28 Share Ocean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects Area:  14714 ft² Area:  14714 ft² Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses•Bridgehampton, United States Ocean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOcean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects CopyAbout this officeStelle Lomont Rouhani ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBridgehamptonHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 19, 2015Cite: “Ocean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects” 19 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/598287/ocean-deck-house-stelle-lomont-rouhani-architects Clipboard Houses photographs:  Matthew CarbonePhotographs:  Matthew Carbone Projects Lighting Designer: Fisher Marantz Stonelast_img read more

700 haus Trentham / Glow

first_imgCopyHouses•Trentham, Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775736/700-haus-trentham-glow Clipboard ArchDaily 700 haus Trentham / GlowSave this projectSave700 haus Trentham / Glow 700 haus Trentham / Glow Area:  253 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775736/700-haus-trentham-glow Clipboard Manufacturers: BinqSave this picture!© Peter ClarkeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleText description provided by the architects. Clients for the Trentham house contacted us requesting we design a contemporary farmhouse which was energy efficient and took advantage of the hillside farm location.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe house was designed to blend with the surrounding corrugated sheds, but also to feel like a home. The design process was that of testing ideas and feedback from the clients. We were requested design for high rainfall, to maximise views and for comfort in what is for a majority of the year cold conditions. We were also asked to use local products where possible.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe design lined up various viewpoints on the land, but also needed to take into account additional Northern solar gains.Save this picture!Floor PlanWe needed to also design around the client’s lifestyle, growing family and the elements of living on the land. This meant a wet entry was required, a space to sit down and remove the boots and enter via the laundry.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe house we came up with is very comfortable, thermally efficient and makes good use of its position on the land. The clients have found the build process smooth and the house functions as planned. Many recycled materials local trades and craftspeople have been used on the build. The use of these local products also beds it down in the landscape.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe house aims to be located off the grid supplying its own water power and treating its waste. There are numerous ways it does this through the use of strong built in insulation, low voltage appliances and various water saving devices.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe house comfort and views will be with the family as they grow. Living and enjoying the location for years to come.Project gallerySee allShow lessWanhua Reception Center / CYS.ASDOSelected ProjectsOccupational Center in Sanjuanejo / Juan Carlos Navarro PérezSelected Projects Share Architects: Glow Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”center_img Projects Year:  2015 CopyAbout this officeGlowOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTrenthamAustraliaPublished on October 21, 2015Cite: “700 haus Trentham / Glow” 21 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Australia Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Peter Clarke+ 22 Share Photographs:  Peter Clarke Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Self-made money drives most of 32 new millionaire-backed trusts

first_imgSelf-made money drives most of 32 new millionaire-backed trusts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Foundations of Wealth 2012 is available for purchase for £135 from Factary. Current and new subscribers to Factary’s New Trust Update report can order it for £95.www.factary.com Prospect research specialists Factary have produced a report on the new grantmaking trusts created by people in the UK with wealth of £10 million or more this year.The Foundations of Wealth 2012 reveals that 84% of the 32 multi-millionaires behind these new trusts have generated their fortunes themselves, rather than inheriting them. The 65-page report shows that these philanthropists come from a wide range of sectors, from financial services, retail and property sectors, to fashion design, brewing and acting.Factary has used its Factary Phi database of donations to UK causes to identify the charities and causes that these people supported before they set up the trusts. It has found that many of these philanthropists have an international outlook. Three of them are from the USA, now residing in the UK, and as a group they have charitable giving links to 14 countries. Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: Factary Funding Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Prospect research  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 December 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Welcomes New International Boarding Students

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS China, Mexico, Mongolia, Taiwan—these are only a few of the places from which Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s new boarding students hail. On Sunday, August 18, 20 new students (and their families) arrived on campus and were greeted by Boarding Director Martha Lem and her staff, along with Associate Director of Admissions Catherine O’Brien; Sister Carolyn McCormack O.P., President; and Sister Celeste Marie Botello O.P., Principal. “Opening days are so exciting for us. All the boarding staff, admissions staff and the administration are so eager to see everyone,” Lem said.This proved especially true for O’Brien: “It is really wonderful to finally meet ‘in person’ those families I have only met by Skype throughout the application process. It makes the connection complete.” Also on hand were a group of current boarding students to welcome the new Tologs and help them get settled into their rooms. With all the FSHA support in the halls, it wasn’t long before beds were made, suitcases unpacked and new roommates met.At noon, the students went into FSHA’s Green Room for a welcome lunch, while the parents were treated to a special luncheon in the Lounge. For many on staff, this was a rare opportunity to meet with the boarding parents—many do not return to campus again until the Christmas holidays or even the end of the school year. At the luncheon, Sister Carolyn recognized each family individually and gave parents a special gift and a warm hug. “These parents need to know we value their daughters, their education, and their social, emotional and spiritual well-being, and we will continue to communicate with them at every turn in the road,” O’Brien said.After lunch, parents met up with their daughters to help with any last-minute issues. Emotions ran high as families said their goodbyes. “I’m pretty nervous. I’m just wondering about high school life. I’m scared about my homework,” admitted Ching “Pearl” Wang ’17 who’s from Thailand. For Qiu “Liberty” Yunyu ‘17, remembering a family pet brought a bit of heartache. “I miss my cat. Her name is the Chinese word for flower,“ she said.But as Lem knows from years of experience, homesickness ebbs over time. “Some girls cry and withdraw a bit for a few days,” she said. “But as they get more at ease, you see them begin to run through the halls and make new friends. And the returning boarding girls have it all down and really do take the new girls under their wings to help them settle in.”Yet even with the nerves and the homesickness, the girls were excited for what lies ahead. “Every boarder comes from a different country and brings her own culture. That’s really cool,” Pearl said. And while the new boarders learn about American culture, their fellow classmates learn just as much about the larger world. “For those fortunate local students who are educated alongside our boarding students, they are able to experience a global village here on the Hill,” O’Brien said. “There is no filter between these cultures, no spin and no ulterior motive other than living and learning, side by side. This truly is a unique and special community, and we are blessed to be a part of it.”FSHA has always welcomed boarding students, beginning with the school’s inception in 1931. In fact, FSHA was solely a boarding school for girls in 1st through 12th grades until 1951, when the school started accepting day students. (The elementary grades were eventually phased out.) Over the years, the boarding program has accepted students from across the United States, Canada, India, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam, to name a few countries.For more information on FSHA’s boarding program, please contact Catherine O’Brien, Associate Director of Admissions at [email protected] or (626) 685-8522, or visit the school’s website at www.fsha.org. 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Andress to lead annual Meeksville parade: ‘It’s a great honor to carry the American flag’

first_img Andress to lead annual Meeksville parade: ‘It’s a great honor to carry the American flag’ Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 2, 2016 Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “As boys in the Banks community, we shot marbles together,” Dunn said. “I won all of Ben’s marbles,” Dunn said. “But, he’ll tell you a different story.”And Andress did.“I won all of Charlie’s marbles. Did he tell that?” Andress said, laughing. Andress retired from the Alabama National Guard with 30 years of service.“I joined up with the National Guard as soon as I was 17 years old,” he said. “I tried to sign up when I was 14. Jimmy Hussey came home from the Army with his uniform on and that set me on fire. I lied to the recruiter about my age. When he asked me what year I was born I told him and told on myself. He told me to come back in a couple of years and they could use me.”Andress served on active duty in Chicago for two years during the Cold War. He was a member of an anti-aircraft battery and was proud to have an opportunity to serve his country in that capacity.“I had served with the National Guard in Troy, went on active duty and came home and served 10 more years with the Guard in Brundidge,” he said.As a civilian, Andress was a “fireman” in Troy and worked in the oil fields.“I worked at Fort Rucker until I got too old to work,” he said, laughing. “When Charlie organized his group, I wanted to be a part of it. I’ve been carrying the flag for Charlie’s Angels for 18 years but I’ve been carrying the flag for my country for about 46 years. For all those years, except for the last two parades, I’ve carried the American Flag every step.”On Monday, Ben Andress, American patriot, will be the Grand Marshal of the Meeksville Fourth of July Parade. He would prefer to walk the one-mile-plus parade route but he agreed to ride a vehicle.Andress had thought to drive his pickup in the parade but the parade committee would like for him to ride in the lead vehicle.“I’m going to dress in my uniform and I’ll just carry the flag on the truck,” he said.“I can’t walk all that far but I can still carry the flag.” By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img You Might Like Experts predict record travel for holiday weekend This Fourth of July weekend will be the most travelled in recorded history, according to numbers released by AAA Monday…. read more Skip Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Ben Andress of the Banks Community has been named Grand Marshal of the Meeksville parade. The parade is at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 4 in Meeksville. Everyone is invited.The grand marshal of a parade is expected to be a good and truthful man.Ben Andress is being honored Monday as the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Meeksville Fourth of July Parade.But Charlie “Sarge” Dunn, the leader of Charlie’s Angels, a retired military association, poked a little fun at Andress, who is a boyhood friend. Good friends can joke with each other and Dunn likes to kid his longtime friend. But, when Dunn turned serious, he said there’s no better friend, no finer man, no greater patriot than Ben Andress.Dunn organized Charlie’s Angels 18 years ago and Andress was among the first to join.For all those years and for hundreds of parades, funerals and other patriot events, Andress has been the flag bearer for Charlie’s Angels.“Someone had to carry the flag and I wanted it to be me,” Andress said. “For me, it’s a great honor to carry the American Flag. The flag of the greatest country on earth. And it was great honor to serve my country.”last_img read more

Teachers in Los Angeles set to strike as negotiations stall

first_imgDONGSEON_KIM/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district have announced they’re going on strike Monday.United Teachers Los Angeles said negotiations have stalled and that the union didn’t receive a new contract proposal over the weekend. This comes after the strike was delayed from Jan. 10 because of a potential court intervention.“We’re in the battle for the soul of public education,” said UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl. “Now is the moment for action.”Schools will remain open during the strike, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.“Elementary, middle and high schools will be open, instruction will continue, and meals will be served tomorrow and throughout the UTLA strike,” the LAUSD said in a statement Sunday. “Early education centers will only be open to special-needs students and state preschool sites will be closed.”The striking educators said they want to remedy classes that often have 40-plus students, a lack of counselors and nurses to support students, closed libraries and crumbling classrooms.Union members told ABC News they’ll strike “for as long as it takes.”Hiring subs is seen as “irresponsible” by the union, which asked parents to keep students home or join in the protest.The latest offer from the district, according to the LAUSD, includes adding nearly 1,200 teachers, counselors, nurses and librarians, as well as capping class sizes at 32 to 39 students, depending on the course.The district also offered a 6 percent raise over the first two years of a three-year contract. The teachers have asked for 6.5 percent, retroactive to the 2017 fiscal year, and said that the district’s insistence on some proposals’ expiring after a year is disrespectful.“We have not had an honest bargaining partner,” Arlene Inouye, UTLA’s secretary, told ABC News.Victoria Costas, a mother and teacher, said there are 46 students in her daughter’s math class.“Classes are far too large to ever get individualized attention,” she said. “Tomorrow I will be out there fighting with my daughter.”Another teacher, Erika Jones, said that 85 percent of the district’s schools don’t have a full-time nurse.A tweet from the district’s account said a work stoppage would “harm the students, families and communities we serve.”A strike will harm the students, families and communities we serve, and we have a responsibility to resolve the situation without a strike.— L.A. Unified (@LASchools) January 12, 2019Inouye, the union secretary, said in order to reach any kind of common ground with district leadership, “we need a place to start from.”Union supporters said they expect most of its approximately 35,000 members to join in the strike.“This is a fight worth the sacrifice,” Inouye said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Don’t believe anything you read

first_imgBILDBlog catches Bild out… It draws up from the vault nine bits of speculation about the future of Jürgen Klinsmann, all from the pages of the German tabloid.Apparently he was going to go to one of:ChelseaLiverpool TottenhamLA Galaxy England national teamUSA national teamMexico national teamGermany national teamAustralia national teamHe went to Bayern Munich. Hmm. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img

University to cancel Scholars’ Visit in light of COVID-19

first_imgThe on-campus portions of the Notre Dame Scholars’ Visit (NDSV) have been cancelled as a precaution against COVID-19, the University’s Scholars’ Program and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced in a press release Tuesday.NDSV, an annual event that brings students being considered for merit scholarships to campus, was set to take place March 21-24. According to the release, interviews for program finalists will now take place online or over the phone March 21 and 22.All travel arrangements for the event have been cancelled. Finalists should monitor their emails for new announcements and instructions regarding the program over the next week, the University said in the release.“We recognize this announcement brings disappointment,” the release said. “The Notre Dame Scholars’ Program and Undergraduate Admissions teams are ready to speak with anyone who has questions or concerns.”The University issues all coronavirus-related updates on its response website.Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, notre dame scholars program, notre dame scholars visit, Office of Undergraduate Admissionslast_img read more

Subterranean immigrants

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaWhen they do what they do best, they can help farmers raise healthier crops. But at the same time, they could be doing harm. Most of the ones you see are probably aliens. But one thing’s for sure, they’re great fish bait.Earthworms are among the most important animals that live in soils, says Paul Hendrix, a crop and soil sciences and ecology professor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Soil eatersAs earthworms munch through the soil, they aerate it and leave behind fertile droppings. “Soils with a lot of earthworms crawling around are generally considered good for agricultural systems,” Hendrix said.The most familiar earthworms are 8 to 10 inches long. But earthworms aren’t all alike, he said.There are 3,500 earthworm species in the world. North America is home to about 150. Of these, about 45 are exotic, European species introduced on purpose or by accident by colonial settlers. The earthworms probably tagged along in soils used to ballast ships or carry plants.New digsThese subterranean immigrants, much like the immigrants that brought them, found this new world welcoming.It appears, Hendrix said, that the dominant nonnatives have replaced most of the native species in the developed parts of United States. Most earthworms found in lawns, the woods near homes or in fields are exotics.Most native species don’t like the way humans tend to disturb the soils where they live and work. But the exotics don’t mind at all.”These earthworms really thrive in human-modified environments all over the world,” he said.InvadersMost of the European species — again, like the Europeans who brought them — are naturalized citizens by now. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe.Are they doing any unseen harm to the U.S. environment? And, if other foreign species are introduced, could they cause harm in the future?It’s happened in the past. An animal, plant, bug or fungus that’s harmless in its native land can bring disease or other problems to another country. And with the new global economy forcing countries into more direct contact, damaging exotic earthworm invasions are even more likely.For example, scientists believe earthworms can carry foot-and-mouth disease, a devastating livestock disease. And the voracious appetites and burrowing habits of foreign earthworms have thinned forest leaf litter in areas of Minnesota, threatening plants that depend on the leaf litter.The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering guidelines to regulate the introduction of exotic earthworms into the United States.Hendrix is one of a handful of scientists studying the characteristics of exotic earthworms in America, the geographic extent of their invasions, how they do it and what damage or benefit they could provide below- and aboveground.He’s studying earthworms in Florida, North Carolina and Oregon. He published an article about the possible ecological and policy implications of exotic earthworm invasions in the September 2002 issue of “BioScience.”last_img read more

Senate OKs Leahy’s Amendment To Delay Border-Crossing Requirements

first_imgSenate OKs Leahys AmendmentTo Delay Border-Crossing Requirements,As Leahy Also Beats Back BidTo Curb 1st Responder Grants To Smaller States Leahy says the lack of sufficientcoordination on the Pass Card (or Passport Card) system betweenDHS and State, and between the Bush Administration and the Government ofCanada, spells trouble for the system.  This has been shaping up asa bureaucratic nightmare that could clog our borders while making us even lesssecure, said Leahy.  We need to prod these agencies to cometo grips with these problems and fix them beforehand, not afterward. In the home stretch to the bills Senate passage Thursday evening,Leahy successfully led the effort to beat back an attempt to weaken the fundingformula he authored for first-responder grants his all-state minimumformula that has brought more than $65 million to Vermont in the last fouryears.  The Leahy grant formula, which he included in the USA PATRIOT Act of2001, assures that Vermont and other states receive basic grants for their firstresponder agencies the police, fire and rescue departments that areresponsible for homeland security and emergency preparedness.  The bid toweaken the Leahy formula lost in a vote of 34 to 66. The certification requirements in LeahysWHTI amendment require the two departments to:1.     Ensure that thetechnology for any Passport Card meets certain security standards andthat DHS and State agree on that technology.2.     Share the technologywith the governments of Canada and Mexico.3.     Justify the fee setfor the Passport Card.  4.     Develop analternative procedure for groups of children traveling across the border underadult supervision with parental consent. WASHINGTON (Thursday, July 13) Vermont Thursday scored twosignificant policy wins engineered by Sen. Patrick Leahy as the U.S. Senate passedthe annual homeland security budget bill. Install all necessary technological infrastructure at the ports of entry to process the cards and train U.S. agents at the border crossings in all aspects of the new technology. 6.     Make the PassportCard available for international land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean and Bermuda.7.     Establish a unified implementationdate for all sea and land borders.  The bill also includes Leahys legislation to postpone andimprove implementation of the controversial Pass Card system for bordercrossings, which will require new identity cards and methods for crossing U.S. borders, including the Northern Border with Canada.  Leahy and Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) earlier had added tothe bill their amendment to delay implementation of the Pass Card system part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) — for 17 months, untilJune 1, 2009, and to require the Secretary of Homeland Security and theSecretary of State to certify to Congress that several standards are met beforethe program moves forward.  Leahy is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and of itsHomeland Security Subcommittee, which handled the Senates work indrafting the annual appropriations bill for the Department of HomelandSecurity.  The bill now goes to conference with the House version of thebill, which does not include Leahys WHTI amendment but which does alsomaintain the Leahy formula for first-responder grants. # # # # #last_img read more