NSA, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Reveal Design Plans for State-of-the-Art Cyber Center for Education and Innovation

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When NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) break ground on the proposed Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) on the campus of NSA-Washington (NSAW), it will culminate many years of hard work and commitment shared by the two partners.

The state-of-the-art CCEI will offer over 70,000 square-feet of conference space and classrooms, providing a venue focused on delivering programs that encourage government, industry, and academia to share insights, knowledge, and resources to strengthen cybersecurity across the Nation.

It will also serve as the new home of the National Cryptologic Museum. With a modern design featuring tall glass windows and skylights, a well-lit main room, and large open floor plans, the completely unclassified complex inspires transparency.

“This is an exciting time for NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation,” said Laura Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NCMF. “The vision for the CCEI was set forth

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After 43-plus years, co-owner retires from Custom Kitchens | Business News

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David Hendrick with Custom Kitchens Inc.

David Hendrick has retired from the family-owned Custom Kitchens Inc.




David Hendrick has overseen the design of thousands of kitchen projects in the Richmond region during the past 40-plus years.

But Hendrick isn’t doing that anymore. He has retired from the family-owned Custom Kitchens Inc.

“It was a very very enjoyable career,” he said. “I did that for 43 years but I wanted a change.”

He and his younger brother Richard took over the kitchen and bathroom design and contracting business from their father, Arthur, who founded Custom Kitchens on Mountain Road in 1957. The company relocated to its current location at 6412 Horsepen Road in Henrico in 1968.

David, who turns 66 next month, became a full-time employee after graduating in 1977 from Virginia

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Innovation in the decor space has proven lucrative for this sister act

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By Sacha van Niekerk Time of article publishedAug 24, 2020

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Sisters Mo and Michelle Mokone are making a name for themselves in the decor space with their range of stylishly upcycled planters and baskets.

The Mokone sisters’ venture into design began just four years ago when they attended the Kamers Makers market in Pretoria. “After looking around at the stalls we were drawn to one selling origami and became inspired. This was something I had done before but only for the sake of gifting to friends and family,” said Mo.

Describing her sister, Michelle said she was a “born artist” who had a talent for creating things with her hands from a young age. “She used to make rugs and place mats using old plastic by stripping it into threads and crocheting it. She also made pottery and loved to knit and sew

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Home renovations and harvest season continue

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a bowl of food on a counter: As harvest season continues, Lovina cooks tomatoes into juice, sauce, and more, to can and freeze for the cooler months.


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As harvest season continues, Lovina cooks tomatoes into juice, sauce, and more, to can and freeze for the cooler months.

A busy time of the year — we are in the midst of canning season. We are filling lots of jars and freezers with a bountiful harvest. Many meals will be made from the harvest, the fruits of our labor. Do we appreciate enough what the Good Lord provides to us? We have so much to be thankful for yet so often take it for granted.

Today daughters Verena, 22, and Lovina, 16, have appointments at the eye doctor. We decided to do some grocery shopping after the appointments. I also want to stop at the fabric store to buy material for Loretta’s baptismal suit. I have less than two weeks to get it cut out and sewn.

We are helping Mose and Susan work on their house

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Caja Caliente’s Food Truck finds permanent home in Design District

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Caja Caliente’s Food Truck finds permanent home in Design District
Caja Caliente’s Food Truck

Caja Caliente’s Food Truck is opening a permanent home in the Design District.

The luxe neighborhood has been craving a fresh new spirit, something that will cater to shoppers and locals who are looking for a grab and go delight.
Known for its “Original Cuban Taco,” Caja Caliente reinvents the traditional Cuban meal.

Mika León, owner of Caja Caliente, merged her passion for food, cooking, family, traveling, and is getting creative during these new 2020 times.

These times have made adapting to change a must and Leon strongly believes in rebooting carry out and delivery efforts. Leon was thinking outside the box to venture her devotion for cooking.

Food trucks have become a booming trend, and Caja Caliente is taking it back to its roots.

Leon will launch two trucks, with one permanently stationed in the Design District at 95 NE 40th St. Her second truck

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Why the smallest room is always trickiest to renovate

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In a bathroom, that almost always involves the floor and, specifically, the membrane that sits between the tiles and the concrete slab. The same applies to walls between your flat and next-door or common property.

Leaking membranes are still among the most common defects in new buildings, so you can understand why owners corporations (bodies corporate) want some guarantees that the buck stops with you when the apartment downstairs acquires a water feature in its ceiling.

And this is where we hit the first distinction between well-run and badly run blocks. The former will set up a one-size-fits-all bylaw to which owners must sign up before they start work.

This is paid for by the owners corp, which may be slightly unfair on owners who have no immediate wish to renovate, but they will, sooner or later.

In a poorly run building, every renovator needs an individual by-law written by

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These Adorable Pumpkin Planters Are the Perfect Addition to Your Fall Decor

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Now that it’s September, and the official start of fall is a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time to update your seasonal decor. There are plenty of ways to decorate your home for fall. Some people like the spookier, Halloween-inspired items, and others like subtler items that feature the stunning colors of fall foliage. If you’re someone who enjoys either type of these decorations, the Etsy shop Print A Pot has the cutest pumpkin planters that you’ll want to add to your fall mantel or dining table immediately. Plant a few small succulents in them to complete the sweet display.



a bunch of oranges sitting on top of a table: Add in small succulents and you'll have the cutest seasonal display.


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Add in small succulents and you’ll have the cutest seasonal display.



a bunch of oranges sitting on top of a table: Courtesy of PrintAPot/Etsy


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Buy It: Pumpkin Succulent Planter (from $29, Etsy)

The 3D-printed planters come in three sizes and 18 colors, including orange and white, if you

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You’ll Want Your Own Blue Kitchen After You See This One

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On a weeknight in north London earlier this year, friends of the designers Luke Edward Hall and Duncan Campbell swirled up the stairs to the couple’s Victorian flat, moving toward the unmistakable howl of a party.



a kitchen with a blue background: London designers Luke Edward Hall and Duncan Campbell hosted a party to celebrate their new cobalt-blue kitchen from British Standard by Plain English.


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London designers Luke Edward Hall and Duncan Campbell hosted a party to celebrate their new cobalt-blue kitchen from British Standard by Plain English.

Inside, past a mountain of coats on a vintage sleigh bed, Stevie Parle­—the chef behind such London hot spots as Pastaio and Palatino—was passing around bruschetta. ELLE Decor A-List designer Martin Brudnizki stretched out on a velvet sofa, drinking from a pink-and-yellow coupe. Under a FontanaArte mirror, gallery owner Victoria Williams chatted with illustrator Fee Greening, dressed head to toe in green, while Plain English founder Katie Fontana ducked into the fray.



a group of people posing for the camera: Party hosts Duncan Campbell (top left) and Luke Edward Hall (top right) are joined by (from left) fashion designer Haeni Kim, actress Alice Felgate, gallery owner Victoria Williams, and artist Fee Greening.


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Party hosts Duncan Campbell (top left) and Luke Edward Hall (

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Officials to unveil design plans for future park and new home of Confederate statue

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    BENTONVILLE, AR (KFSM) — The Arkansas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and the Benton County Historical Society will hold a press conference next week to unveil plans for the future James H. Berry Park which will be the new home of the recently moved Confederate statue.

It will take place Tuesday (Sept. 15) at 1 p.m. at the future site of the park at SW 5th Street and SW F Street in Bentonville, adjacent to the Bentonville Cemetery.

The one-acre park will be privately owned, but open to the public.

Following an agreement between the UDC and the Benton County Historical Society, the monument honoring former Governor and Confederate soldier, James Berry, was removed from Bentonville Square on Sept. 2.

The statue will be refurbished and then be relocated to the new park, which will also feature a memorial wall

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Floor Lamp designs that always deserve the spotlight!

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Every household needs their staple products – a cozy couch, a chic coffee table, and a floor lamp that ties up the whole place together! Stylish lighting solutions are part decor, part utility and an absolute necessity to bring your home to life. The lighting solutions here today range from practical solutions to innovative designs and although they are a render, I truly hope some of these designs can be brought to life coz I call dibs on the Giant Ring Light!

Richard Malachowski of Play Industrial Design has created this Giant Ring Light and it is a love-at-first-sight for a bookworm like me! Resembling a halo, the adjustable light can be moved to create the perfect light setting, helping you create the cozy corner you’ve always wanted with a plush chair to keep you in place.

Award-winning industrial designer Andrew Ferrier has created a unique lighting solution, carved from

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