New Zealand: Christchurch Council calls for cathedral demolition pause

first_imgNew Zealand: Christchurch Council calls for cathedral demolition pause Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Comments (2) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Taonga staffPosted May 17, 2012 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA [Anglican Taonga] The Christchurch City Council has asked for an “immediate pause” in the demolition of ChristChurch Cathedral.After a lengthy debate, councilors on May 17 voted 10-4 to call for a halt to demolition while “deeper and more open consideration” of restoration plans take place.However, deconstruction has already been halted to around mid-June.In a statement this afternoon, the diocese pointed out that there is still a section 38 notice on the building and plans still have to meet the safety requirements of this notice.“There is still a 76% probability of an aftershock of between 5-5.4, in the next year, which is both a safety risk for any workers on site and could also lead to further damage of the building,” the diocese said.“The main priorities with the cathedral, as already stated, are safety and the safe retrieval of heritage items and taonga [treasured artifacts].”City council debateCity councilors argued passionately for each side of the issue, with occasional flashes of anger.Councilor Helen Broughton, who asked councilors to call for the pause, said the diocese needed to try every possible option to determine whether the heritage building could be saved.“It holds an important place in the hearts and psyches of Christchurch residents, and restoration appears possible,” she said.Councilor Claudia Reid said the council could not tell Anglican leaders what to do but had a duty to speak out on behalf of the city’s residents.“There is a passion for a deeper conversation about the cathedral,” she said.”It is a very potent symbol of who we are and what we are.”Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button, who was among those opposed to a halt in demolition, said the decision had been taken out of the diocese’s hands by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).“CERA said the cathedral was damaged and needed to be deconstructed or demolished. Whatever term you use, it needs to be taken down,” she said.“The church didn’t make the decision to take it down; CERA decided to take it down.”The council will write to Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews, the Anglican diocese, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and CERA advising them of its decision.The Restore Christ Church Cathedral group, which urged councilors to endorse a pause, has already lauded the decision in a media release saying: “We won!” Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Garay House / Swatt | Miers Architects

first_img United States ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSwatt | Miers ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTiburonUnited StatesPublished on August 10, 2011Cite: “Garay House / Swatt | Miers Architects” 10 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Garay House / Swatt | Miers Architects Projects Garay House / Swatt | Miers ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGaray House / Swatt | Miers Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/158279/garay-house-swatt-miers-architects Clipboard Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/158279/garay-house-swatt-miers-architects Clipboardcenter_img Architects: Swatt | Miers Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Tiburon, United States 2010 “COPY” Photographs:  Russell AbrahamText description provided by the architects. Lynn and Mark Garay had lived in an older home on a magnificent, private hillside lot in Tiburon, California for many years. They dreamed one day of transforming their low, one story 1970’s home into a new home worthy of their spectacular site, perched above San Francisco Bay. Their dreams began to be realized in 2005 with the design of a 2000 square foot addition, coupled with a complete renovation of the existing 3,200 square foot house.Save this picture!© Russell AbrahamRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe site is a half-acre, south-facing hillside parcel, with complete privacy, and unobstructed 270 degree views from the East Bay hills, across Angel Island , San Francisco, to Mt. Tamelpias to the west. Responding to the physical conditions of the site, the new house is almost entirely opaque on the north side where a new entrance motor court is defined by overlapping retaining walls above a driveway composed of a strong grid of concrete slabs. One hundred and fifty year old Mission Olive trees, and large mature Blue Agave contrast five ‘free-standing’ walls constructed from long horizontal pieces of Jerusalem Stone, custom cut and imported from Israel. The ancient surfaces and materials offer dramatic contrast to the modern architectural features. Slivers of glass bring light into each interior room, and separate the stone panels, creating a strong rhythm while giving little hint of the extraordinary spaces and views on the other side of the entry walls. Save this picture!© Russell AbrahamA custom built black oak, center pivot door provides entry into the the living space that begins with a low, compressed foyer, leading to a higher circulation spine. Bathed in light from clerestory windows and skylights, the spine overlooks the living, dining and kitchen ‘pavilion’, with fully retracting doors on three sides, designed for indoor-outdoor living. From the entry hallway, visitiors are greated by a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Frameless glazing, doors that retract into walls, dramatic cantilevered roof extensions, and the vein cut travertine floors that travels from the rooms to the exterior decks and courts, seamlessly connect interior space to exterior space, blurring the boundary between the two. Save this picture!PlanPrivate spaces are located at the ends of the circulation spine – to the west there are two children’s bedrooms with a south facing balcony, and an au pairs room; in-between there are two guest rooms. Towards the east are the master suite and sitting room / office. The courtyard and gardens are south and east facing, developed in a desert like drought tolerant style with Bogenvilla, Agave, and other succulents. The pool is a reflective, meditative pond with the water line flush with the travertine decking. It overlooks a new bocce ball court below and the bay beyond. Save this picture!© Russell AbrahamThe lower level is accessed by a glass, stone and walnut staircase that leads directly to a floor to ceiling, glass wine cellar visible on the descent. The rooms are all faced with floor to ceiling glass to take advantage of the views. Vein cut travertine floors and black walnut cabinets repeat the vocabulary used throughout the house. At the foot of the stairs are the media room, gym and locker room, outdoor shower, and a private office with its own bath. The media room and office have private decks under steel trellis overhangs, — again with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and creating the illusion that the house is floating off the hillside toward the San Francisco Bay beyond. Save this picture!© Russell AbrahamOpen planning, with spaces driven by function, and implied by subtle level changes instead of walls, combined with a elegant yet simple palette of materials – mainly ivory vain-cut Turkish travertine floors, black walnut cabinetry, Jerusalem stone, integral colored stucco and clear anodized aluminum fascias – have resulted in a home that is expansive, yet tranquil and refined on the inside, makes maximum utilization of the magnificent scenery around it, and is a beautiful foreground to the dramatic vistas of the San Francisco Bay.Save this picture!© Russell AbrahamProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: New Database for Stalled Projects + ABI JuneArticlesTwins: Houses in Five Parts / William O’Brien JrArticles Share Save this picture!© Russell Abraham+ 19 Share “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademi

first_img Area:  527 m² Area:  527 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774314/house-2b-renovation-betim-zeqiri-plus-bekir-ademi Clipboard Architects: Bekir Ademi, Betim Zeqiri Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBetim Zeqiri OfficeFollowBekir AdemiOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSkopjeMacedoniaPublished on October 09, 2015Cite: “House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademi” 09 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »Save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 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774314/house-2b-renovation-betim-zeqiri-plus-bekir-ademi Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademi Projects Macedonia CopyHouses, Renovation•Skopje, Macedonia Year:  Save this picture!© Andrijana Tilic+ 24 Share photographs:  Andrijana TilicPhotographs:  Andrijana TilicSave this picture!© Andrijana TilicRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The house is situated near the historic district of the Municipality of Chair in the City of Skopje, between the Old Bazaar and Skopje’s Fortress. It is one of four houses in a row, situated in an intense urban context. The house was built in the 60s of the last century, with modest and clear modernistic appearance. Unfortunately, it was in a devastated condition.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicThe four houses were built all at once, with a common constructive system, which meant that any physical intervention was extremely complicated. However, with carefully assorted methods, it was possible to reanimate the house without causing any damage for the neighbors.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicThe structural logic of the house was kept, although reinforcements were made to the bearing elements of the construction, such as main columns, walls and all slabs. In addition, steel construction was added to support extensions on the back side of the house and the roof. All openings were revised and new ones were added, in order to bring more light inside.Save this picture!Section 1-1The basement, once used only for storage, now accommodates a large living room and a dining room completed with kitchen in direct contact with the backyard. A new master bedroom is added on the rooftop, with access to two large terraces with extended views to the old bazaar and Skopje’s cityscape.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicSince the intervention was very obvious and dominant, a new layer of cladding envelopes the house. It creates new levels of interpretation, new micro-climate control and leaves readable the former architectural syntax.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicThis approach represents a possible recipe for revitalization of rich modernistic architectural heritage of Skopje.Save this picture!© Andrijana TilicProject gallerySee allShow lessMoscow Urban Forum Announces Diverse List of SpeakersEventOMA to Redesign Washington DC’s RFK Stadium CampusArchitecture News Share Photographs Houses House 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir AdemiSave this projectSaveHouse 2B Renovation / Betim Zeqiri + Bekir Ademilast_img read more

15 small charities to have film made about them by top film-maker

first_img15 small charities to have film made about them by top film-maker Howard Lake | 18 September 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Marketing Promotional 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.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Media Trust’s Untold Stories programme is now open to applications for small charities and groups that want to have their story told by a professional film-maker.Now in its seventh year, and supported by Sainsbury’s, Untold Stories will benefit 15 organisations across the UK. The films about their work will be broadcast on Media Trust’s national television channel, Community Channel, and will be presented by Jon Snow.The scheme is open for applications to charities, not-for-profits or voluntary organisations with an annual turnover of less than £2 million. They must be prepared to pay up to £1000 towards the costs, a fraction of the usual costs for creating such a film. Filming will take place between October 2011 and March 2012 for the filming process.Untold Stories has produced more than 150 films for small charities working in a wide range of areas including disability, youth, community conflict, racerelations, sport, arts and the environment and the equivalent of £1,250,000 has been donated in time and resources by the media industry.Caroline Diehl, Chief Executive at Media Trust said: “We know that many charities are struggling in the current economic climate, which can have a significant impact on their ability to get their voices heard. This is a rare opportunity for them to tell their story to a wide audience.”Applications for the scheme are open until noon on 14 October 2011.Watch Herefordshire Nature Trust’s film from Untold Stories, featuring Sir David Attenborough:www.mediatrust.org/untoldstoriesPhotos: Rosey Trickettlast_img read more

Senior Choreography Concert showcases diverse talent

first_imgDemi Butler Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Campus activities increase this week as TCU hosts Family Weekend TCU gets in the holiday spirit at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration Demi Butlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/demi-butler/ Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Demi Butler, senior news and media studies major from Jacksboro, Texas. She enjoys spending time with friends, walking her dog and cooking Greek food. She plans to work in advertising and direct marketing after graduation. Previous articleWomen make history in the 2018 midtermsNext articleEffort to add DEI to the core curriculum moves to Faculty Senate Demi Butler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Demi Butlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/demi-butler/ Twitter + posts Linkedin Twitter The Senior Choreography Concert features dances that are crafted by seniors in the Choreograph 3 course offered in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Ballet or Modern Dance.“This is different for us because we normally perform,” said senior Jacelyn LeVasseur. “This is showing off our work, it’s a new perspective of our individual skill.”According to the Department Chair, Elizabeth Gillaspy, this performance is a part of their major and follows the curriculum.“The idea of these performances goes back to their degree plan with their BFA,” said Gillaspy. “The bulk of the course is about making the dance, Kaleidoscopic is the public facing, it’s the outcome of the course.”Gillapsy said the seniors who designed the performance are not allowed to perform in their pieces. They cast performers from the department and coach and train students to perform in their piece.“It was really hard coaching my peers,” said LaVasseur. “Switching rolls from friend to coach and learning how to find the balance of superiority.”According to the department, the evening will show a “stylistic cornucopia”, meaning that each performance won’t look the same. Each performance is designed by one of the seven seniors and they will all look different based off a proposal they submitted at the beginning of the semester.“Every single piece in this concert is unique,” said Raavi Baldota, senior choreographer. “It’s the first time we’ve choreographed before and it’s extremely personal to us.”The seven different pieces that Kaleidoscopic will showcase will feature fresh and innovative performances crafted by each senior. To create the showcase, each senior worked individually and with their team to craft their design.Admission for the shows are free. Facebook ReddIt Salsa Limon moves from University Drive to Magnolia Ave TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Demi Butlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/demi-butler/ printThis year’s Senior Choreography Concert will showcase seven diverse senior’s talent in Senior Choreography Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Erma Lowe Hall.The senior choreographers include Kate Moore, Reilly Faith, Madison Winter, Maryssa Buddano, Raavi Baldota, Jacelyn LeVasseur, and Julia Kamilos. These students bring their individual backgrounds to this concert, Kaleidoscopic. ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

Two filmmakers kidnapped and mistreated in Santa Cruz department

first_img February 1, 2018 Find out more Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment June 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation BoliviaAmericas to go further Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom BoliviaAmericas Receive email alerts April 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two filmmakers kidnapped and mistreated in Santa Cruz department Newscenter_img News News RSF_en News Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile Reporters Without Borders condemns the mistreatment that two documentary filmmakers – Tanimbu Estremadoiro and her Argentine colleague Fernando Cola – received from residents of Cuevo, in the eastern department of Santa Cruz, on 13 April. They were kidnapped and subjected to physical violence during a clash between government representatives and local landowners in a region where much of the population supports calls for autonomy and is fiercely opposed to the government in La Paz. “All those trying to settle scores by attacking the press should have learned from the death of Carlos Quispe on 29 March as a result of an attack on Radio Municipal Pucarani (see 8 April release),” Reporters Without Borders said. “The way Fernando Cola and Tanimbu Estremadoiro were treated shows that the current political and social conflicts continue to expose journalists to serious risks.”The press freedom organisation added: “We hope that justice will be quickly rendered in this case and that the political class, especially those in the regions that are pressing for autonomy, will undertake to ensure respect for press freedom.”Cola and Estremadoiro, who are members of the Centre for Legal Studies and Social Investigation (CEJIS) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, a Danish NGO, are making a documentary about land conflicts in Bolivia. On 13 April, they were accompanying a government delegation that is in charge of distributing land to Guarani indigenous peasants.A group of local landowners opposed to agrarian reform blocked the delegation’s access to Cuevo, a locality near the city of Santa Cruz. When the confrontation turned violent, Cola was captured. He was kicked repeatedly, stones were thrown at him and his camera was smashed. He finally escaped from his assailants and found refuge in the home of a local resident where soldiers rescued him the next day.Estremadoiro, who is of Guarani origin, was meanwhile seized, threatened with death, and forcibly led to the central square in Cuevo. She told Radio Erbol that her captors tied her to a post in the square in the rain for about an hour, and thereafter held her captive for the rest of the night. Soldiers rescued her the next morning and took her to a nearby barracks. She was reunited with Cola on 15 April in the neighbouring village of Camiri. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bolivia November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

Afghan government urged to guarantee journalists’ safety

first_img to go further News March 11, 2021 Find out more News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more March 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Afghan government urged to guarantee journalists’ safetycenter_img Follow the news on Afghanistan Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation Reporters Without Borders is concerned about an increase in harassment and violence against journalists and sanctions against news media. Since the start of the year, two radio stations have been closed by the authorities and at least 12 journalists have been arrested or attacked by police in various parts of the country.“We urge the authorities to do their duty by guaranteeing journalists’ safety and respecting their right to report the news,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Mistrust and accusatory attitudes towards journalists and news media are endangering freedom of information. The threats against the media and impunity for those who attack journalists must end.”In one of the latest cases, Radio Galat Jagh manager Taymour Shah Sahzadeh was detained by the police for four hours in the southeastern province of Zabol on 27 February, since when the station’s broadcasts have been suspended. Confirming the suspension, Radio Galat Jagh editor in chief Abdolsedigh Mirvissi told Reporters Without Borders on 3 March: “The station is being punished for broadcasting a report about an anti-corruption protest and for broadcasting an interview with a parliamentarian on the same subject.” Radio Galat Jagh had been broadcasting with the support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which reportedly withdrew this support at the request of Zabol’s governor after he was singled out for criticism by the protesters.Radio Nassim, a local radio station based in the central province of Daykandi, was the victim of harassment and reprisals by the governor, the police chief and local representatives of the information and culture ministry on 14 February.Station manager Mohammad Reza Vahedi told the Pajhwok new agency: “The governor banned officials from answering our questions while the information and culture ministry illegally tried to insist on our revealing our source for a programme about the security situation in the province.”The governor and the head of the local information ministry office denied this, but the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders confirms that independent media are subject to harassment.Ten journalists were threatened and attacked by members of the security services in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar, on 24 February while trying to cover a suicide bombing at the provincial security headquarters. All reporters were prevented from entering the building. Tele Jondon reporter Zyar Khan Yad told news media: “I was attacked three time in the course of the 15 minutes that I was filming the event.” Several journalists were similarly the victims of violence by security forces a month earlier in Kabul.Hamed Abidi, the editor of the weekly Active Youth, received a telephone threat in Kabul on 17 February in connection with an article he had published about the construction of a privately-owned car park. The unidentified person who made the threat claimed to be close to the authorities.The photographer Farzaneh Vahedi received a similar threat the same day in the northeastern province of Badakhshan about a documentary she has made about the activities of a charity that helps women.Reporters Without Borders is also worried by increasingly accusatory official statements concerning news media and journalists, and by government decisions restricting freedom of information.On 26 February, the council of ministers banned “the use of foreign accents and languages on radio and TV,” a decision that follows President Karzai’s directive to the information and culture ministry on 1 October 2012 to prosecute media acting against “the national interest.”Overly vague terms are often used by the authorities to ban TV broadcasts. Such allegations of acting against national interest, anti-Islamism and now “foreign accents and languages” are often used as a pretext for censorship in Afghanistan.Afghanistan rose 22 positions in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is now ranked 128th out of 179 countries. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Receive email alerts News RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Larry Comp Illuminates Pay-For-Performance Compensation Plans for Entrepreneurs

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img L-R: Ken Keller, James Harwood and Larry Comp, Christmas at University ClubLarry Comp P4P Performance Pay at University ClubIn the latest installment of the Business Growth Workshop series at the University Club in Pasadena, executive consultant Larry Comp illuminated the history and effectiveness of pay-for-performance (P4P) compensation plans. Speaking to a group of local entrepreneurs, Larry Comp asked the powerful and engaging question, “If employers are your company’s largest and most important investment, are you getting the biggest bang for your buck?” What proved surprising is how many modern employers are relying on old-fashioned bonus methods that fail to inspire employees, thus failing as well to boost productivity and profitability.As the current President of the University Club’s Board of Governors, James Harwood of Total HR Management presented Larry Comp to the morning workshop. Larry Comp started out with laughter as he compared the history of bonus plans in businesses to the struggles of Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. As played by Chevy Chase, the character suffers throughout the entire film as he worries whether or not he’s going to receive his annual Christmas bonus and how big it will be. If he doesn’t get the amount he expects, he will be unable to pay for Christmas. As Larry Comp described, such an uncertain bonus structure had become a dangerous and common reality in the majority of American businesses.Although long-term planning is essential, Larry Comp described how a company’s most potent vehicle for driving desired employee performance is an organization’s short-term incentive plan. Many modern day entrepreneurs do not realize the importance of bonus structure in relation to employee performance. By outlining the evolution of pay-for-performance in the United States, Larry Comp showed how slow and hazy the process actually was in practice. It took many fits and starts before executives recognized the value of transparency, employee engagement, and business training to achieve specific goals.The most contemporary challenge has been companies coming to terms with the realization that top-down goal setting where the executive sets goals for his employees fails to achieve desired results and fosters resentment. In contrast, bottom-up goal setting by well-trained employees leads to greater productivity and much higher levels of employee satisfaction and achievement. By allowing employees input, you harvest a sense of hands-on investment in the overall business through the bonus structure.For open book management to work, Larry Comp explained how executives need a balance between smart design of bonus plans with effective execution. In other words, the practice needs to match the theory. By fostering employee investment in the company, bottom-up pay-for-performance incentive plans lead directly to the empowerment of employees. The vast majority of employees want to make a difference, but they are not provided with the encouragement needed to take those steps. By opening the doors with open book management and P4P incentive plans, you outline a path for your employees to walk with confidence.A key point Larry Comp made to the gathered entrepreneurs at the Business Growth workshop was that incentive plans should engage and motivate employees from the start. The simple truth is not having an incentive program has proven to be far more costly than having one in the vast majority of cases. With focus and illumination, Larry Comp provided real value in his P4P excavation at the Business Growth Workshop at the University Club in Pasadena.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Company News Briefs Larry Comp Illuminates Pay-For-Performance Compensation Plans for Entrepreneurs By JOHN LAVITT Published on Monday, October 27, 2014 | 2:07 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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What’s Impacting Falling Sales?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / What’s Impacting Falling Sales? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago What’s Impacting Falling Sales? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Existing-Homes NAR Sales 2019-07-24 Seth Welborn According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing-home sales fell by 1.7% in June month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million. Additionally, half of the major U.S. regions recorded minor sales jumps while the other half experienced greater declines.“Home sales are running at a pace similar to 2015 levels – even with exceptionally low mortgage rates, a record number of jobs and a record high net worth in the country,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. According to Yun, the nation is in the midst of a housing shortage and much more inventory is needed. “Imbalance persists for mid-to-lower priced homes with solid demand and insufficient supply, which is consequently pushing up home prices,” he said.Yun also states that other factors may be contributing to low sales. “Either a strong pent-up demand will show in the upcoming months, or there is a lack of confidence that is keeping buyers from this major expenditure,” said Yun. “It’s too soon to know how much of a pullback is related to the reduction in the homeowner tax incentive.”Housing inventory ticked up slightly month-over-month in June, but is unchanged from the level of one year ago. By region, existing-home sales rose slightly in the Northeast and Midwest but decreased in the South and West, but sales were still lower than a year ago across all regions. Median home prices rose in all regions, with the highest gains in the Midwest and South. While existing home sales fell, the Census Bureau reports that sales of new single‐family houses increased by 7% in June month-over-month, and increased by 4.5% year-over-year.According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage decreased to 3.80% in June, down from 4.07% in May. The average commitment rate across all of 2018 was 4.54%.“Historically, these rates are incredibly attractive,” said NAR President John Smaby. “Securing and locking in on a mortgage now – given the current, favorable conditions – is a decision that will pay off for years to come.” Tagged with: Existing-Homes NAR Sales Previous: Carson: Regulations are “Huge Barriers” to Affordable Housing Next: Single-Family Zoning’s Impact on Climate Change Sign up for DS News Daily July 24, 2019 1,223 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. center_img Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Seth Welborn Subscribelast_img read more

Delhi Court Grants Bail To Jamia Student Asif Iqbal Tanha In Jamia Violence Case

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Grants Bail To Jamia Student Asif Iqbal Tanha In Jamia Violence Case Press Trust of India28 May 2020 9:52 AMShare This – xA Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University student Asif Iqbal Tanha, in a case related to violence near Jamia Millia Islamia Univeristy during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in December last year.Additional Sessions Judge Gaurav Rao granted the relief to Tanha on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 25,000 and a surety of like amount.The court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University student Asif Iqbal Tanha, in a case related to violence near Jamia Millia Islamia Univeristy during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in December last year.Additional Sessions Judge Gaurav Rao granted the relief to Tanha on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 25,000 and a surety of like amount.The court took note of the fact that out of the 10 accused involved in the case, eight were on bail.It also noted that Tanha was a student and 24 years old.Considering the clean antecedents of the accused, on the ground of parity and most importantly considering the present situation arising out of Covid-19, accused is admitted to baiL, it said.The court further directed Tanha not to indulge in any act of violence whatsoever and to act like a good/responsible citizen as well as abide by the law of land.During the hearing held through video conferencing, Additional Public Prosecutor Ashok Kumar, appearing for the state opposed the bail plea saying Tanha’s presence at the place of incident has been established in the investigation from the call data records.He further alleged that Tanha had played an active role in the large scale violence that took place and the allegations against him were serious in nature.Advocate Sowjhanya Shankaran, appearing for Tanha, told that court that he has been falsely implicated in the case.She further said that he was the main earning member of his family and used to work part time in a restaurant.The bail plea claimed that there were no specific allegations of violence against him in the chargesheet and he has not been assigned any role in connection with any act of violence.Tanha was arrested on May 17 while the chargesheet was filed on February 12 in the case and he had appeared before the police during the course of investigation, the plea said.It alleged that his belated arrest and subsequent custody were ex facie illegal, punitive and unjustified .During the course of investigation he joined the probe and cooperated with the police and there was no chance of tampering of evidence by Tanha as most of it was in possession of the prosecution, the plea said.Shankaran further said that Tanha was ready and willing to abide by any condition which may be imposed upon him while granting bail to him.Tanha, third-year student of BA in Persian language, was named as an accused in the FIR lodged in December last year but was not arrested till May.On December 15 last year, protesters torched four public buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with police in New Friends” Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia during a demonstration against the amended Citizenship Act, leaving at least 40 people including students, policemen and fire fighters injured.He has also been booked under the anti-terror law — Unlawful Activities Act in a separate case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year. JMI student Gulfisha Khatoon, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider, President of Jamia Alumni Association Shifa-Ur-Rehman, suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain, former student leader Umar Khalid have also been booked under the anti-terror law in the casePicture Courtesy: NewstimesSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more