Month: August 2021

House Republicans introducing articles of impeachment for Secretary of State Blinken

FIRST ON FOX: Two House Republicans are introducing articles of impeachment on Friday, arguing that Secretary of State Antony Blinken failed to properly advise the president and abandoned American interests in Afghanistan.

“Secretary Blinken has failed to faithfully uphold his oath and has instead presided over a reckless abandonment of our nation’s interests, security, and values in his role in the withdrawal of American forces and diplomatic assets from Afghanistan,” reads the articles.

They add that “[i]n direct conflict with the intelligence and advice provided by his own diplomats and the intelligence community, Secretary Blinken failed to advise and counsel

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Four of the Best Winery Architecture Firms Today

Wine and sophisticated design often go hand in hand, and architecture firms are earning stellar reputations for their innovative and artful winery projects. It’s a complicated challenge that requires designers to respond to the landscape, fulfill the demands of a working production facility and visitor center, and give shape to the personal vision of the winemaker.

Here are four of the best architecture firms currently working in the winery world.

Olson Kundig 

Seattle-based Olson Kundig won a 2021 American Institute of Architects National Architecture Honor Award for its design of Martin’s Lane Winery. Perched on a hillside overlooking Lake

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Ex-TVA employee pleads guilty to recording female co-worker in bathroom

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WAFF) – Lance Wade Woods of Tennessee pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism after admitting to recording a female co-worker in a bathroom inside a Tennessee Valley Authority facility.

According to his plea agreement, he hid a camera in a bathroom at a TVA facility located in Muscle Shoals. The camera was discovered by a female employee.

Woods later admitted to the victim that he specifically hid the camera to record her.

According to the agreement, Woods will not have to register as a sex offender in Tennessee as a result of the guilty plea.

Woods’ recommended

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How to choose the right bedding for the most personal space in your home

A retreat, somewhere to curl up with a book, watch something online, chat to friends on the phone – this may sound like the description of a good living room, but is in fact our bedroom.

This most personal of all our spaces in a home has become a sanctuary to escape to. “With the stress and uncertainty that Covid-19 has brought, having a beautiful, calm retreat is even more important right now. And not only at the end of the day,” says interior designer Vic Bibby of Hawke’s Bay’s Bibby & Brady.

If you have a large bedroom, consider

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Six Residential Interior Design Trends That Don’t Enhance Wellness

There are so many residential design innovations and features that enhance wellness. These include steam showers, bidet-style toilets, combi-steam ovens, induction cooktops, smarter home technology and low maintenance surfaces like engineered stone and porcelain slab.

Then there are design details, styles and trends that can put your home’s wellness potential at risk. Here are six, along with tweaks that can preserve it or

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House Capitol riot committee wants to see Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s communications with the Trump administration

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke at a rally in Washington on January 6 hours before the Capitol insurrection unfolded. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
  • The House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol is seeking more electronic communications.

  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was one of eight state officials whose communications with the Trump administration are under review.

  • The House select committee has also called on seven agencies to release electronic records “relating to the counting of the electoral college vote on January 6, 2021.”

  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

A House committe investigating the January

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Salvaged wood wraps Surf House in Santa Cruz by Feldman Architecture

American firm Feldman Architecture has created a cypress-clad, beachfront dwelling that is meant to balance “high design and a casual Californian aesthetic”.

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Surf House is located in the central California city of Santa Cruz. The 417-square-metre dwelling serves as a weekend getaway for a San Francisco Bay Area family with strong ties to the coastal town.

The home overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz

The clients charged San Francisco’s Feldman Architecture with designing a home that embraced the landscape and adhered to a geologic setback requirement.

They also wanted the dwelling

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Ex TVA employee admits to videotaping co-worker in Colbert County bathroom

A former TVA supervisor pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to videotaping a woman in a private area at their workplace. He admitted to the crime and noted he was aware of his actions.

Lance Woods admitted to putting the camera in a restroom on TVA property in Colbert County.

That’s federal property, which makes the misdemeanor video voyeurism charge a federal crime.

Woods will be sentenced Nov. 9.

He also faces a civil lawsuit over videotaping the woman. Read more about that HERE

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