House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan

first_img “COPY” House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan Houses “COPY” 2010 Year:  Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Hungary Area:  275 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHMS-planOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesDunaharasztiHungaryPublished on October 13, 2010Cite: “House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan” 13 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan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 ArchDaily Photographs Photographs:  Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.Text description provided by the architects. Raw concrete frequently appeared as a material in Hungarian architecture of the seventies. It was in line with this tradition and its mix with today’s modern concrete technologies that this house was built in Dunaharaszti, a place that belongs to the green belt of Budapest.The visible concrete, the whitewash walls and the large glass surfaces complement each other in setting the tone of the building. The shape of the building follows an ascending line, which ends in a console sticking out 4 meters of the main body of the building. Broken angles and cross-cuts cater for variety. Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.The average Hungarian plot size does not ensure the necessary distance from neighbouring buildings, therefore, when placing the building and drawing the plan, the South-Western direction is the most advantageous one, facing which the building can open up. This construction project fulfils all the requirements concerning today’s Hungarian detached (family) houses. The largest and also central space is the living-room. The kitchen, as a large open cube, stands here as an entity on its own. From this point nearly the entirety of the ground floor as well as the most beautiful parts of the garden can be seen. Lines of the house and its surroundings converge here. From the ground floor steel plate single-armed stairs lead to the first floor. Bedrooms and the accompanying spaces that serve them can be accessed from the gallery. The children’s rooms have glass walls towards the gallery, which ensures a visual connection with the living area. The parental bedroom, however, is fully isolated. Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.An important element of the building is the solar area, which gains heat and thereby contributes to the energy supply of the building. Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.The application of raw concrete surfaces is increasingly frequent in the building of Hungarian detached houses when it comes to the exterior, however, it is still unusual in the interior. If painted and polished, this material has special potentials for designers. Interior design plans calculate with a minimum amount of furniture, which leads to the application of in-built furniture. In the course of designing the building, the garden was given special emphasis, so as to counterbalance the relatively less prominent character of the surroundings.Project gallerySee allShow lessMajunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et AssociésArticlesNouveau Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce / Chevalier Morales Architectes & Bus…Articles Share CopyHouses•Dunaharaszti, Hungary Architects: HMS-plan Area Area of this architecture project House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-planSave this projectSaveHouse in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-planlast_img read more

Jamming of UN radio station ends after four days

first_img Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Help by sharing this information Organisation News RSF_en February 24, 2021 Find out more December 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jamming of UN radio station ends after four days Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders —–03.12.2012 – RSF and JED deplore jamming of UN radio on orders of media regulatorReporters Without Borders and its Congolese partner Journalist in Danger (JED) are deeply concerned about an order issued on 1 December by the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC) to jam Radio Okapi.The station, run by the United Nations for the past 10 years, broadcasts throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was ordered off the air for four days and could suffer more severe penalties unless it complies with the demands of the CSAC. Contacted by JED on Monday, the council’s chairman, Jean Bosco Baala, said Radio Okapi was under fire for failing to submit its programme schedule to the media watchdog.“The head of public information for MONUSCO (UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo) rejected the request from the CSAC on the grounds that Radio Okapi benefits from certain privileges and immunities which mean it is not obliged to lodge its programme schedule with the CSAC,” the council ruling stated. JED considers the failure to submit the programme schedule is not sufficient justification by itself for such a decision that adversely affects millions of people for whom the station is the only source of information.Reporters Without Borders said: “While the humanitarian and security situation in Nord-Kivu is a matter of concern for the international community as a whole, the suspension of Radio Okapi deprives the population of vital information and adds to the feeling of insecurity.” Since M23 rebels captured the town of Goma several weeks ago, the region had been subjected to media control by the guerrillas and is now even more isolated from the outside world thanks the excessive action of the CSAC.While hoping that the management of the UN radio station can find a solution to the deadlock, Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger call on the media watchdog to lift the suspension without conditions. The station signal is jammed, preventing it from broadcasting on the FM waveband, but it can be accessed online. The UN special representative, aware of the importance of access to news and information in areas of conflict, decided to use “alternative methods to allow Radio Okapi programmes to be received, even intermittently, in Nord-Kivu”, an initiative applauded by the two organizations. The Congolese media regulator also sent a warning notice to Radio France Internationale (RFI) on 28 November for broadcasting “interviews containing disparaging comments about the authorities and institutions of the DRC”. The CSAC accused RFI of repeatedly broadcasting interviews, between 22 and 27 November, with “a negative force (…) occupying part of the DRC”. Photo : A boy listens to a radio near un UN mission un DR Congo (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP) Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica to go further Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, welcome the decision by the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC) to stop jamming Radio Okapi on 4 December. The decision to end the jamming after four days was the result of successful negotiations between the CSAC, which regulates the DRC’s broadcast media, and the UN-run radio station.For more information, read the JED press release (in french). News News February 18, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Receive email alerts February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Girls Volleyball: Meyer and Martinez Lead Westridge To Sweep at Poly; Tigers Avenge First Round Loss

first_imgWestridge Poly from Pasadena Now on Vimeo.Allison MartinezIt was electric inside the Poly gymnasium Thursday afternoon as the Panthers were looking for a season sweep after upsetting Westridge in a five-set thriller on Sept. 20.The Poly football team was even there in numbers, and making it a real home-court advantage for the young Panthers.But Allison Martinez and Makana Meyer were too much to handle.After Westridge (15-2 overall, 8-1 in league) won the first set, most of the players and energy went out of the building.The Tigers would go on to earn a 25-16, 25-21, 25-22 victory, and were able to avenge the Sept. 20, 5-set upset at Westridge.Martinez led all players with 17 kills and Meyer added 14 kills.“We were ready for Poly (this time) and watched film and focused on blocking,” Martinez said. “We’re (Martinez and Meyer) both very aggressive and we try to help all the others players.”Krystal Raymundo had 34 digs for a Tigers team that now has a one and one-half game lead in the hopes of winning their first Prep League title in a decade.“It would be a huge boost of confidence if we’re able to win a league title, because we haven’t been able to do that in about a decade,” Westridge coach Otto Lacayo said. “The kids have come a long way and the kids are healthier than we were in the past. We were able to put some plays together and our offense was much better (than last time).”Ella Mao led Poly (12-6, 6-2) with 7 kills and Halston Harper added six kills.Zoey Mao, Natalie Clark and Alexis Pappachan all had four kills apiece for Poly.“We didn’t serve-receive well and I think that was a difference,” Poly coach Steve Beerman said. “We’re a young group and came in with a game plan, and that’s something new to them. As the game went on, I think we got a feel for our game plan a little better. I think our expectations are changing and I’m not sure if that’s good, because we’re a young group. We expects things to happen, and need to work for them.”Poly will face winless Firebaugh on Tuesday and Westridge will meet up with Flintridge Sacred Heart  today (Friday) in the So Cal Hudl Tournament in San Diego.Prep League Standings:Westridge (15-2 overall, 8-1 in league)Poly (12-6, 6-2)Chadwick (10-5, 6-2)Mayfield (12-11-1, 5-3)Flintridge Prep (10-10-1, 3-5)Rio Hondo Prep (5-12-1, 1-8)Firebaugh (0-9, 0-8) Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Sports Girls Volleyball: Meyer and Martinez Lead Westridge To Sweep at Poly; Tigers Avenge First Round Loss By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 9:32 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick jobseekers begin college courses

first_imgLimerick Post Show | FOLM Project Previous article#VIDEO Minister launches month-long children’s festivalNext article500 Limerick calls to senior help line John Keogh Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Print WhatsApp International Women’s Day LIT Email Facebookcenter_img  APPROXIMATELY 200 Limerick jobseekers are helping to boost their prospects of returning to work by starting third level courses at the University of Limerick this year through the state-funded Springboard programme.At Limerick Institute of Technology, a further group of jobseekers will take part in the five courses available through the programme there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Paul McCutcheon, vice president academic registrar at UL, said: “As the country strives towards a sustainable economic recovery, it is important that those who lost their jobs in recent years are equipped with skills sought by employers now and in the future.“What unites all of the Springboard courses is that they cover areas where there is jobs growth in Limerick and elsewhere. Graduates will, therefore, be in a strong position to re-enter the workforce and embark on the next phase of their careers.”Places on the Springboard courses are offered free to those who qualify and the courses are delivered flexibly, allowing jobseekers to retain their benefits and continue their search for employment.The skills taught on the programmes have been specifically selected to match the current job market and concentrate on areas where there is existing and projected growth.“We are delighted to offer programmes in areas where job prospects are solid and, in fact, there are identified skills shortages. LIT has worked intensively with key industry partners to develop these programmes and to ensure that there will be a seamless progression for students from study to work placements and – ultimately – to sustainable jobs,” commented LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar.At UL, a total of 159 students recently commenced classes in the nine Springboard courses available at the university, while an additional 40 students are expected to begin courses in January.The courses at UL provide qualifications in areas such as mobile and cloud computing, software development, international entrepreneurship, and management and human resources.Springboard programmes at LIT include biopharmaceuticals, creative multimedia programming, and digital manufacturing and innovation. LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. NewsLimerick jobseekers begin college coursesBy John Keogh – September 15, 2014 681 Advertisement TAGSDr Maria HinfelaarDr Paul McCutcheonLITSpringboardUL Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control last_img read more

I just want to be home so bad’

first_imgNotre Dame senior Luke Heneghan’s hometown of Point Lookout, N.Y., sits on a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Raymond Channel on the other side. On Monday, the ocean and the channel waters met in the middle of the island. “The house is flooded real bad,” Heneghan said. “The basement is completely flooded, like above the waist.” Heneghan’s home was just one of thousands affected by Superstorm Sandy, which slammed into the East Coast on Monday. Sandy began as a hurricane-level storm and had downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it hit land, but its power has wreaked havoc on the northeastern coastline since Sunday night. “I just want to be home so bad,” Heneghan said. “My dad was there for 30 years, and it’s the worst he’s ever seen. … He was saying, like everybody in town, it looks like a war zone.” Heneghan’s parents stayed in their home through Sandy’s storm and have safely come through the worst. Their town, however, has seen significant damage. He described cars flooded in driveways and lost kayaks floating through the streets. The family will be without power for at least a week, he said. “It’s just amazing that everyone’s alive,” he said. Saint Mary’s senior Tara Fulton, whose family resides in Sicklerville, N.J., about 30 minutes from Atlantic City, frequently checked in with her parents and news reports throughout the day Monday. “My parents prepared for the storm by buying extra water and food that did not need to be kept cold in case of power outages,” Fulton said. “They took in all of the lawn furniture and anything that was in our yard that might blow away from the high winds the hurricane caused. My dad also went and bought a generator in the event the power went out during the storm.” Fulton’s father, who works at a UPS in Philadelphia International Airport, was shocked to find out that the store was closed and the airport was shut down. “No one is allowed to drive on the roads at home because there is a state emergency in New Jersey,” Fulton said. “All of the bridges in and out of New Jersey and Pennsylvania were closed down until the early morning.” Notre Dame senior Jamie Murray and Saint Mary’s senior Caroline Gallagher both said their neighborhoods in New Canaan, Conn., also felt the effects of Sandy’s storms. “A tree hit my dad’s house and also blocked the driveway so that my family could not leave their house,” Gallagher said. “My town has been okay so far, however, there are tons of electric lines down and everyone has been on a ‘curfew’ since Monday at noon. Almost everyone lost power, but by some miracle, my mom has not yet.” Gallagher, who spent her summer in New York City at her apartment on East 34th Street in Manhattan, close to where tremendous flooding has occurred since the hurricane hit the coast, was also nervous about what would happen to that neighborhood. “I could not find out any information other than what was being broadcasted on the TV on Monday,” she said. “All I could think about was my family and friends during the day. There are so many people that have been directly impacted by the storm and at different severities.” Murray said her father is unsure when he will be able to return to work in his New York City office. “The train lines are shut down, the city is shut down,” she said. Murray’s family in Connecticut will be without power for between 10 to 14 days, she said. “It’s important to remember that it’s still an island, and this was definitely a reminder of that,” Murray said. “[New York City] is still susceptible to the ocean and its storms. It’s such a heart of the East Coast for my area, and when it’s under stress everything can feel it.” Christina Grasso, a Saint Mary’s graduate, now lives in Lower Manhattan and was part of Zone A, the areas in which Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents. “I was cautious but truly did not expect it to be quite so disastrous having lived through Hurricane Irene here last year,” Grasso said. “As a result, I just stocked up on water and candles and made sure all of my electronics were fully charged as the power is out indefinitely.” Grasso, as well as others in her neighborhood, did not follow the mayor’s repeated urgings to partake in the mandatory evacuations established in her area. She, like many others, did not anticipate the damage to be so severe. “Throughout the day Monday, it was windy and rainy,” Grasso said. “Everything came to a head around 7 p.m. when Lower Manhattan began to flood severely. There were cars fully submerged and floating down surrounding streets in what looked like almost 10 feet of water.” As of Monday night, Grasso was stranded in her apartment building with her lobby under at least a foot of seawater. “I am hoping to regain power and have the ability to venture outside of my apartment building without having to swim to get to the nearest location,” she said. “The sooner I can get out, the better.” Grasso noted how extremely saddening it was to watch New York City, “a place that has been through so much, get hit by such a destructive storm.” “This city has the strength and resilience to rebound from just about anything, but it is disheartening to watch everything unfold firsthand and worry about others who might be in greater danger,” Grasso said. While friends and family of Saint Mary’s students on the East Coast are beginning to wade through the destruction, the College offered prayer services during Mass on Monday and Tuesday nights. Judy Fean, the director of Campus Ministry at the College, sent an email on Monday notifying students about the Masses as well as including links for those who want to make donations for hurricane relief. Fean added that Campus Ministry will take up a collection at Masses on Nov. 4. Notre Dame senior Mara Catlaw said she has only been able to text her family back in Interlaken, N.J., as the flood waters in her town recede. “The whole county is pretty much just a wreck,” she said. “Our house is about a mile from the ocean, the whole boardwalk is pretty ripped up.” Catlaw will be able to see the damage for herself when she returns home for Thanksgiving break. Her family might still be out of power then, she said. “[My mom] walked around a little bit and really can’t believe how horrible it is,” she said. “She said we’re lucky that our house is still standing.”last_img read more

If you want member engagement, you’d better invest in employee engagement

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for FI Strategies, LLC, a private consulting company … Web: Details In 1917, in the inaugural issue of Forbes magazine, BC Forbes wrote that the purpose of business was not to make a profit but to make people happy. By focusing on making people as happy as possible, he inferred, the business success would follow.One hundred and two years later, our industry is faced with multiple challenges to profitability – and we have little or no control over many of them. However, one we do have direct control over is making people “happy”. That is, engaging our members and employees to such a great extent that they are happy and, ultimately, loyal to our credit union.We’ve all heard the adage, happy employees make happy members. However, research directly correlating those two items has been nebulous, at best. We’ve assumed that the adage is true but have never been able to really demonstrate it. A recent article in Harvard Business review reignited this issue by stating that companies that are recognized as outstanding in customer experience (CX) have 60% more engaged employees (Temkin Group research).In previous articles, we’ve noted that highly engaged employees are also highly productive; in fact, their production is truly outstanding! Bain & Co. reports that your most engaged employees produce 2.25 times as much as your satisfied employees. Simply having “satisfied” or “engaged” employees may not be enough – to create a truly outstanding experience for members and staff, you now need to have the most engaged, or “inspired”, employees.“Inspired employees fully engage with your members and they care about the members well-being,” says Jayne Hitman, National Relationship Manager at CUNA’s Creating Member Loyalty. “It’s an emotional connection for them which equates to an improved experience for your members.”To create this type of culture at your credit union, you may need to break the mold. You may need to stop doing things the way you’ve always done them and try a new way of satisfying, engaging, and inspiring your staff. Here are three general ideas:Make it StrategicMost aspects of the employee experience or culture was always thought of as an HR-thing. Rarely was it at the forefront of business planning and, in fact, oftentimes it only surfaced after all the business strategies were identified and finalized. Today, however, credit unions need to lead with culture and engagement. The question, “How do we create a fully engaged and inspired employee culture?” should be answered at the same time as, “What are our strategic goals for 1 and 5 years from now?”Measure it Diligently Another old adage is what gets measured, gets attention. Some credit unions are pretty good at measuring member satisfaction but very few are good at measuring member engagement and even fewer are good at measuring employee engagement. How can that be? If we truly believe that our mantra is “People helping people”, then why are we so lax in measuring how well we’re helping people? (In this case, “people” refers to members and employees!)Be Passionate and Purposeful Don’t just talk about wanting an engaged culture for members and staff, make sure everyonefeels You can’t fool people with a catchy tagline that you plaster on your website and walls. What people see and hear in public and on social media far outweighs what you hope they experience. And this can’t just be a 2020 thing, either; it has to become engrained in the fabric of who you are as a company – “making people happy is who we are and what we’re about!”Hitman provided the following example of properly investing in employee engagement: “Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at an all employee development day at a $5b credit union. With great excitement the CEO laid out the next 5 years and #1 on their focus was fully equipping and empowering the team to serve their community at the highest level.  When he finished all 700+ employees were on their feet applauding. This passion started at the top and is shared throughout the credit union.”Specifically, there are tools at your disposal to assess and improve the employee engagement level at your credit union, including:Engagement Surveys– These occasional surveys should not focus only on pay and benefits (again, this isn’t just an HR-thing!) but also on the type of work environment you’ve created, the amount of emotional support they feel, and how valued they feel as an employee. And don’t just do a survey and then check it off your list … do focus groups with staff to dig deeper, create action steps as a result of the feedback, and communicate changes in the future thanks to gaining your employees’ perspective.360 Degree Surveys– Yet another old adage: people don’t leave jobs, they leave their boss. Many credit union leaders (executive, managers, and supervisors) know the business thoroughly and are good at teaching the technical or operation side of the business. By far fewer are also good at inspiring, engaging, even motivating their employees to higher levels of performance. An annual 360 survey of each leader will determine their strengths and weaknesses in this regard and produce a personalized development plan to facilitate improvement in levels of employee engagement.Culture Assessment – The word “culture” has many connotations and takes many different shapes. Therefore, you need a holistic approach to assessing and improving it. Start with a survey every 18-24 months that looks at every component of a high-performing performance culture. Break those results into strata so you can see how your executive feel about the culture versus how your frontline staff feels. Focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and observations are also vital to gain richer understanding of what’s working and not working. Overlay these findings with the member’s perspective and you’ll really have a holistic and thorough assessment of your culture.“Building and sustaining a highly engaged culture is challenging; however, when you are in-the-know, you know where your “spring boards” are and at the same time you know where your “road blocks” are.” Hitman says. “It’s too big of a risk to hope you know what’s in the hearts of your team – stop and invest in them so you are truly in-the-know!”Is there a financial investment needed to deploy these tools? Of course there is. But let me repeat the stat from above: your highly engaged employees produce 2.25 times as much as your satisfied employees. How many other items on your 2020 strategic plan have the chance of producing a 225% ROI? And the other stat was: companies who were “outstanding” in customer experience had 60% more engaged employees. What other action items on next year’s plan have such a strong correlation to creating outstanding experiences for your members?If you’re serious about creating a highly engaged and inspired employee culture at your credit union, let’s talk. My email is [email protected] and my direct phone number is 636-578-3280.last_img read more