Factory managers expect order growth to continue in new year

first_img MANUFACTURING’S boom will continue well into the new year, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) revealed yesterday.Orders to manufacturers have hit a 30-month high, convincing managers that the upturn is here to stay. The CBI survey’s total order book balance unexpectedly jumped this month to -3 from -15 in November, well above economists’ forecasts of a reading of -13 and its highest since June 2008.The strong performance was helped by a sharp increase in export orders, which reached their highest level in fifteen years, according to Samuel Tombs of Capital Economics.The data “suggests that problems in the Eurozone have not had any adverse effect on the UK’s manufacturing recovery yet,” he said.An increase in consumer goods is partly responsible for the good performance, the CBI survey said. Consumer good producers saw the most marked improvement on November, and reported the largest advancement in exports.However, the survey also threatened further rises in inflation. A total of 27 per cent of respondents expect their prices to increase over the next three months, compared to just 11 per cent who expect a fall. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Show Comments ▼ Factory managers expect order growth to continue in new year whatsapp whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com KCS-content Share Wednesday 8 December 2010 7:31 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Fossil fuels, climate advisory committee resolutions move to deputies

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service General Convention 2015 Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Paul Hausman says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab General Convention, July 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m so tired of hearing about fiduciary responsibility when it applies to divestment from fossil fuels. What about our responsibility to the earth and to the humans, animals and plants who are suffering from global warming? Doesn’t God say something about our responsibility to care for creation? I’ve been involved in trying unsuccessfully to get the Diocese of California to divest, but I’m not giving up. And, clearly, the Church Pension Fund needs to stop stonewalling us on this issue. Where do they think all that money comes from that they are investing? It is basically a part of my salary and the salaries of other clergy, who want our money to be invested wisely for retirement. We deserve to have a say on how that investing is done. Not only is investment in fossil fuels immoral, but it is not even a good investment. Those who maintain investments in fossil fuels will inevitably find their investments decrease in value as the severity of global warming becomes worse. July 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm Seriously!is the house of bishops that shallow. Or is the ecotheology movement within the episcopal church that stupid. The moral right becomes wrong when it impacts the pocketbooks of our retired clergy?!!!Because beneath the thin veneer of jargon, that’s what our bishops just voted.Perhaps it’s not best to divest in fossil fuel companies. But if that’s true, then it must apply equally to the funds that support the Jesus movement as it does to the funds that support the retirement lives of people who led that movement . Elder clergy must be respected. But so must the needs of the poor, the bereft, and all others served by the church of Jesus Christ!Some thoughtful companies have been founded on the principle of “doing well by doing good”. They have found ways to marry moral and ethical principles with business success. And their efforts are worthy of admiration. Some organizations and individuals have made personal sacrifices in the name of moral values. And their efforts are worthy of admiration. I make no judgment on the value of divestment in fossil fuel businesses, nor on investment in alternative energy. But a person or group who calls others to sacrifice without a willingness to participate themselves is generally referred to as “hypocrite”. Today I am embarrassed by our bishops, whom I call hypocrite. I pray that the deputies have the wisdom to wrestle this issue to the truth. And to avoid the hypocrisy of today’s decision. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By ENS staff Posted Jun 30, 2015 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 peter bnarrett says: Environment & Climate Change, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Bishops passed two resolutions June 28 and June 29 aimed at environmentally responsible investing and creating a climate change advisory committee. The resolutions now move to the House of Deputies for approval.Bishops passed Resolution C045, which calls upon the Investment Committee of Executive Council, the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund and the Episcopal Church Foundation “to divest from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean renewable energy in a fiscally responsible manner.”The amended version of C045, one of four resolutions that called for fossil fuel divestment, passed the house in a voice vote after an amendment removed the Church Pension Fund from the resolution.Retired Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, an outgoing Church Pension Fund trustee, proposed the amendment to remove the Church Pension Fund from the resolution.“The church and the pension fund are two separate entities, and they have different missions,” he said, adding that the church’s mission is to “love God and do good in the world.”The fund’s mission is to “provide and ensure all pensions promised to all our clergy and our lay employees,” Robinson said.The pension fund is a corporate entity under New York law, Robinson said. “We are not allowed to defer from our fiduciary responsibility. If the resolution passed as written … the pension fund would have to say no,” he said. “It’s not as simple as it may seem.” He cited a similar problem that the United Church of Christ experienced.A large number of assets in portfolios are combined, he explained. “You can’t just slip one or two or five out of there. You have to leave that fund.” In some cases, the Church Pension Fund worked for decades to get into these funds; once you leave, you can’t return, he said. “It would come at an enormous cost to us.”At least four other bishops testified in favor of the amendment to remove the pension fund from the resolution, all citing fiduciary duty.Bishop Suffragan Paul E. Lambert of Dallas warned of the unintended consequences of including the pension fund, which could affect pensions of younger clergy and those working in smaller congregations, he said.Others, like Bishop Scott Barker of Nebraska whose diocese submitted one of the four divestment resolutions, opposed the amendment, saying, “Money is power.”The Episcopal Church has financial assets totaling billions of dollars; more than $380 million in trust assets; $9 billion in clergy retirement funds; and another $4 billion among parishes and dioceses. “Importantly, the church endeavors to make a difference with its money – by investing in socially responsible ways,” according to a report on responsible corporate investment submitted to General Convention from the Executive Council Investment Committee.The Church Pension Group, which includes the Church Pension Fund, is an independent agency of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society; its policies are not bound by General Convention resolutions. The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.Following a June 25 hearing of the Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation Committee, T. Dennis Sullivan, retired president of the Church Pension Fund and a member of the Executive Council Investment Committee, said he doesn’t think there’s disagreement on whether or not there exists a need to address climate change, but rather whether divestment is the right strategy.“I think it does come down to, when we’re considering divestment, a judgment about whether divestment is going to further the goals that we all share,” Sullivan told Episcopal News Service. “And here is where I think the disagreement can occur. I would argue that divestment not only is likely to be ineffective for a variety of reasons, but also counterproductive to the broad goal of improving the environment.”Matt Gobush, a visitor from the Diocese of Dallas, and former chair of the Standing Committee on International Peace and Justice, came to convention to testify on both resolutions favoring creating an advisory committee that could empower individuals, congregations and dioceses to make everyday changes to reduce their carbon footprints.“(Divestment) would be very costly to the church and have very little impact,” said Gobush, who is a senior adviser for integrated advocacy, public and government affairs at ExxonMobil, during a June 28 interview with ENS. “There are more effective ways that the church can do so. Now I’m speaking as an Episcopalian and an individual about what I can do personally to decrease my carbon footprint that ultimately is more effective than divestment.“And ultimately divestment is divisive … it’s basically saying that we don’t want to talk to you anymore. We no longer want to be a shareholder, we no longer want to use our influence as a church to make our views know inside a corporate boardrooms.”The global campaign to divest from fossil fuels has gained momentum and has become the most talked about divestment movement since that of apartheid South Africa. Cape Town Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who fought against apartheid in South Africa, is a strong voice in the movement to divest from fossil fuels.A handful of dioceses across The Episcopal Church have passed resolutions in favor of divestment, including Western Massachusetts, Massachusetts and Newark. GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental organization rooted in Diocese of Newark, and others have called for divestment in fossil fuels.“You might have been surprised to see a divestment and reinvestment resolution from Nebraska,” said the Rev. Betsy Bennett, a deputy from the Diocese of Nebraska. “This spring and early summer have brought record-breaking rainfalls to Nebraska and many areas have been flooded at least once this year. The little parish church in DeWitt, Nebraska, had 4 feet of water in its basement this spring and it’s still drying up.“Nebraska’s prosperity rests on agriculture. Agriculture depends on climate stability. Don’t be surprised by our concern. We know something isn’t right. We know our way of life is threatened, our farms and ranches, and God have mercy on us, the lives of our children and grandchildren are threatened. More of us would like to be able to use clean energy instead. Help us choose life. Divest and reinvest.”For two years, Episcopalians in favor of divestment have been working to facilitate the conversations that led up to the introduction of the General Convention resolutions, said the Rev. Stephanie Johnson, who serves on Executive Council’s Science, Technology and Faith Committee.“We met with Church Pension Fund, we met with the Episcopal Church Foundation, to tell them we wanted to move divestment; we wanted to be straightforward with them, tell them what we were working on and tell them we are committed to this,” she said in an June 29 interview with ENS.“We heard a lot from them, they heard a lot from us, and that was part of our strategy, to have a lot of conversations. And Committee 16 (Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation), this new environmental committee, did a phenomenal job of taking four resolutions and putting it together into a robust, thoughtful resolution that offers the church a way forward in this and gives it a really prophetic voice.”Johnson praised the House of Bishops for passing C045.“I’m so energized by this, this is huge,” said Johnson. “I mean this is what we’ve been hoping for, and as for dioceses and individual congregations, the resolution that was crafted said we are inviting them into conversation and reflection. This is not a call for them to do it, this is an invitation for them, if they would like to participate in divestment.”In April, the Church of England, citing “a moral responsibility to protect the world’s poor from the impact of global warming” announced it would divest from tar sands oil and thermal coal, two of the most heavily polluting fossil fuels. It did not completely divest from all oil and gas companies where its corporate engagement has had some success.The Episcopal Church engages in shareholder advocacy through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.The House of Bishops adopted Resolution A030, which originally called for the creation of a task force, but was modified to call for the creation of a climate change advisory committee with one representative from each of The Episcopal Church’s nine provinces. The resolution also calls on each province to create a Regional Consultative Group composed “of no fewer than five experts in areas of environmental sustainability appropriate to the demographic, ecological, cultural and geographic specifics of each region.”Diocese of Florida Bishop S. Johnson Howard offered an amendment, adding language stipulating that the advisory committee membership would represent what he described as “the diversity of scientific opinion on climate change and global warming” in order to give the committee’s work credibility in the wider world.Two bishops responded that they believe, with the scientific community decidedly on one side of climate change at this point, little credible diversity could be added. The amendment failed.Bishop of Rhode Island Nick Knisely, the resolution’s proposer, testified during a hearing of the Committee on Environmental Stewardship and Care of Creation, that the resolution was not intended to start an argument about the existence of climate change, but rather to provide the church with the resources to respond pastorally to people who are affected by climate change.— Lynette Wilson, an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service, and General Convention correspondents Tracy J. Sukraw and Sharon Sheridan contributed to this report. Featured Jobs & Calls Fossil fuels, climate advisory committee resolutions move to deputies The Rev. Susan Champion says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm And speaking of Fiduciary responsibility, the enormous amount of potential stranded assets on the balance sheet of oil companies, plus potential carbon costs globally is a large threat to oil company balance sheets making these investments highly risky! Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Advocacy Peace & Justice, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Leslie Watson says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Comments (4) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release July 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm The church continues to focus on global warming and ignoring the 103rd Psalm. The church will not be happy until we are all living in poverty. Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Australia’s Christian leaders oppose aid budget cut

first_imgAustralia’s Christian leaders oppose aid budget cut Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Apr 26, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Anglican Communion [Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined the leaders of Australia’s 12 Christian denominations in a letter published in The Australian newspaper to government Treasurer Scott Morrison, in which they call on the federal government not to proceed with the scheduled $224 million Australian Dollars (approximately £119 million GBP) cut to the country’s aid budget.The Church leaders voiced their concern that a failure to act now will see the aid budget fall to its lowest ever level in Australian history.“This is an unprecedented action from leaders within Australia’s Christian denominations, instigated by a scheduled further cut to the aid budget,” World Vision CEO, Tim Costello told The Melbourne Anglican. “Coming on top of more than $11 billion in cuts to aid since coming to office, this will be the fourth time the government has targeted Australian aid for cuts.”Mr Costello also noted British Prime Minister David Cameron’s vow to never “balance the books on the backs of the poorest”.Since 1970, the UN has advocated that countries allocate 0.7 per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) for overseas development income. This call was repeated in the Millennium Development Goals.Despite this, according to figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) only five countries managed this in 2014: Denmark (0.86 per cent), Luxembourg (1.06 per cent), Norway (1.00 per cent), Sweden (1.09 per cent), and the UK (0.7 per cent).In the same year, Australia spent $4,382 million USD (approximately £3,004 million GBP) on overseas development assistance – amounting to 0.31 per cent of GDP.Ben Thurley, the national coordinator of the Micah Australia coalition, said that more than ten million Australians identify with the signatory churches and denominations and are united by their belief in Jesus, who calls us to “love our neighbour.”He said former Prime Minister John Howard had been the first Australian prime minister to make a timetabled commitment to increase Australian aid, and that this had been a bipartisan position for almost a decade until the recent cuts.The letter to the Treasurer said: “Australia’s support for aid and the flourishing of our neighbours is fundamentally a moral question and it rises above partisan politics. . . Because of our shared faith, our commitment to compassion and our common humanity, and with a resolute hope that Australia can be a better neighbour and more principled actor in the community of nations, we call on you not to proceed with the scheduled cut of $224 million and begin, instead, to restore our commitment to Australian aid.”Mr Thurley said, “Australian Aid ensures children in poorer countries are presented with equal opportunities, access to vaccinations and education. Aid provides access to safe drinking water and allows organisations to respond to humanitarian crises around the globe.“Time is running out to stop our nation from becoming the least generous we’ve ever been.” Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

House On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio

first_imgArchDaily House On Punkinville Road / Norelius StudioSave this projectSaveHouse On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86940/house-on-punkinville-road-norelius-studio Clipboard Year:  Houses House On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio Save this picture!© Sandy Agrafiotis+ 14 Share CopyAbout this officeNorelius StudioOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesNew YorkUnited StatesPublished on November 08, 2010Cite: “House On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio” 08 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore 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 CopyHouses•New York, United States “COPY” Photographs 2008 Projects Area:  2464 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Norelius Studio Area Area of this architecture project United States Photographs:  Sandy AgrafiotisText description provided by the architects. The genesis of this project came from the clients, a couple who had lived many years in a treasured 19th century cape, and who sought a significant change in lifestyle. Their deep appreciation of that cape and its particular relationship with its site made them realize that their new site–a spectacular inland promontory on ledge, juniper, and blueberries with extensive views—required a very different architectural solution. Save this picture!© Sandy AgrafiotisRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe concept that evolved was a perpendicular stacking of two simple volumes. This allowed a relatively small footprint on a pristine site, and also created useful negative space—a carport below, and an expansive deck above. Furthermore, it guaranteed that the house took advantage of the entire site, ensuring each space its own particular, appropriate relationship to sun, passive solar gain, and views. Save this picture!© Sandy AgrafiotisThe plan is simple and rigorous, based on the module of a single prefabricated window unit that is used throughout. The entirely-wood structural system was edited and refined to allow speed and clarity in the construction process. The sober expression of the house responds intentionally to the climatic demands of the site, and is clad humbly in white cedar shingles, the most traditional of New England building materials, and exactly what was used on that cape built a century and a half ago. Save this picture!© Sandy AgrafiotisThe priority on the interior was to create calm spaces deeply influenced by the seasons and weather. The clients consistently prioritized clarity and generosity of space over luxurious finishes and fixtures. A simple palette of concrete floors, gypsum board walls and medium-density-fiberboard cabinetry makes up the great majority of all surfaces in the house. A remarkably low construction cost was achieved because of the clients’ ability to prioritize goals, the design team’s search for simplicity in both aesthetics and construction techniques, and the builder’s ability to propose alternative, less expensive solutions for aspects of the building.Save this picture!© Sandy AgrafiotisProject gallerySee allShow lessPushing La Sagrada Família ForwardArticlesCrooked House / FOVEA ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86940/house-on-punkinville-road-norelius-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

Call for telephone fundraising summit

first_img Hugh McCaw, chief executive of telephone fundraising provider Relationship Marketing, is calling for a telephone fundraising summit of sector regulatory bodies to clear up confusion about telephone fundraising regulations.McCaw said: “We desperately need a sector summit to address the confusion around telephone fundraising. I am calling on the various sector bodies – the FRSB, TPS, IOF, DMA, ICO, even FEDMA – to come together and provide clarity for the UK charity sector on what is legally, professionally and morally acceptable in telephone fundraising practice under current regulations, and to explore what we should expect if we are to see changes in EU law”.McCaw said that the Fundraising Standard Board (FRSB) had already responded positively to his call for action, and have said that they will convene a meeting in the coming weeks. Advertisement Call for telephone fundraising summit  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The call follows the debate that has arisen after remarks from Karl Holweger, chief executive of Pell & Bales, claiming that it was acceptable to telephone lapsed donors who have asked not to be contacted by phone with an administrative call to check whether they have changed their minds.McCaw said: “It is increasingly obvious that fundraisers across the UK, within charities and now evidently within commercial suppliers, are unclear about current regulations and codes of practice; about when and who you can and cannot call, about what constitutes a ‘marketing’ call, about how the TPS and data protection laws come into play, and about how the various regs and codes work alongside one another.“It is no surprise when current regulations and codes are so complex and sometimes appear contradictory. It is a dangerous situation and it must be resolved so that charities can be clear on exactly what is possible when considering and planning fundraising by telephone.“As a specialist in this field, Relationship Marketing is conscientious in advising the charities we work with but this is a sector wide information issue that needs the support of the regulatory bodies that have the necessary reach”.www.relationshipmarketing.org.uk Howard Lake | 9 November 2009 | Newscenter_img 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. Tagged with: Individual giving Law / policy Telephone fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Obituary: Sir Terry Wogan

first_img  180 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More of Sir Terry’s impactBBC Children in Need in 1998BBC Children in Need raises £17.1 million by 2am, £1.1 million online in 2004Children in Need offer Tiny Terry desktop buddy in 2005BBC Radio 2 listeners raise £1,869,394 for BBC Children in Need in 2009BBC Children in Need raises £26m on the night in 2011BBC Children in Need raises £32.6m in 2014 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. Howard Lake | 31 January 2016 | News Sir Terry Wogan, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Children in Need’s TV fundraising campaigns since they began in 1980, has died aged 77 “after a short but brave battle with cancer” according to his family.He missed only one BBC Children in Need campaign, in November 2015, due to ill health. Presenter Dermot O’Leary, who stepped in for him then, today said:“Sir Terry. Just the most warm hearted, generous, funny, clever, life affirming man. Part of the foundations of @BBCRadio2 so very sad.”Since the first major appeal in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised a total of over £780 million. The 2015 campaign has so far raised a record £37,100,687.The charity’s Chief Executive David Ramsden today said: Advertisement “Sir Terry Wogan has been at the heart of the Charity for over 30 years raising millions to change the lives of children. We have lost a wonderful friend and we will miss him so much. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.” Obituary: Sir Terry Wogan Tagged with: BBC Children in Need Celebrity Events obituary Other individuals and organisations paid tribute to Sir Terry today, including: Many of Wogan’s army of fans, the TOGs (Terry’s Old Geezers and Gals), took part in fundraising for BBC Children in Need and other charitable causes.  179 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis https://twitter.com/mac_celebteam/status/693724028180262912last_img read more

Trademark’s Waterside gains 8 new restaurants, retailers

first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Paschal High School head football coach named coach of the week Caitlin Andreen Twitter “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ Linkedin + posts printFort Worth residents will soon have a new area to grab a bite and shop around.Trademark Property Company announced the addition of eight new tenants at its Waterside property today.Located on the Trinity River off Bryant Irvin Road and Arbor Lawn Drive, the 63-acre mixed-use development is currently under construction.Among the new tenants are eateries Taco Diner, Zoes Kitchen and Blaze Pizza.  Retail will include Sleep Train, Massage Heights, Envy Nails, Amazing Lash Studio and Pretty Kitty.  There will also be multifamily rental homes built by Transwestern Development Company.“We are thrilled to announce these retailers and restaurants as part of our mix at Waterside,” Terry Montesi, Trademark CEO, said.Montesi said Trademark hopes Waterside will be more than just a dynamic district for shopping, leisure activities offices, hotels and residential living. He says the district will engage guests through details, amenities, initiatives, and hospitality that are not seen in typical retail environments.Trademark announced that construction for a three-story, 57,000-square-foot office building in the university district was complete near the end of July.According to Dallas Business Journal, the district will bring thousands of jobs to Dallas Fort Worth.“We look forward to announcing a number of other great merchants in the coming weeks,” Montesi said.Phase I of this $100 million project is slated to complete in late 2016, but several retailers and restaurants are scheduled to open this fall.To learn more about what this up-and-coming district will have to offer, visit Waterside’s website. Facebook Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ HSNT “Trick or Trot” to raise money for North Texas animals Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/ “Modern ’til Midnight” brings fine arts to Fort Worth ReddIt Previous articleTCU grad to star in episode of ABC’s “Job or No Job”Next articleHarry Vincent says TCU lifts suspension for social media posts Caitlin Andreen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt Caitlin Andreenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caitlin-andreen/last_img read more

Anne Rothenberg Elected to Succeed Stewart R. Smith as Chair of The Huntington’s Board of Trustees

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Incoming board chair Anne Rothenberg (front row, right), outgoing chair Stewart Smith (back row, left), and fellow Trustees Geneva Thornton, Loren Rothschild, and Andy Barth. Photo by Danielle Klebanow.Anne Rothenberg, longtime Huntington supporter and a trustee since 2005, has been elected chair of the Board, effective July 1, 2016. She will be the first woman to lead the five-member governing board responsible for The Huntington’s financial sustainability and overarching direction. Rothenberg succeeds Stewart R. Smith, who has served as chair since 2006; he will remain on the board, along with fellow trustees Andrew F. Barth, Loren Rothschild, and Geneva Thornton.“As the first woman president of The Huntington, I am absolutely thrilled that Anne has been named to this important role,” said Laura Skandera Trombley, Huntington president. “Anne has been deeply involved at The Huntington for years, actively involved in a number of committees – from Art to Buildings and Grounds to Advancement and beyond. I love her innate curiosity and strong support of all that we do, and I look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”The Rothenberg name is a familiar one at The Huntington, as the family has played an essential role in leading philanthropic campaigns on the institution’s behalf. The sculpture loggia along the north side of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art bears the Rothenberg name, as does the new lecture hall in the Education and Visitor Center, the reading room for scholars in the Library, the title of the chief financial officer, and the courtyard adjacent to the new board room. Additionally, Anne and her late husband, Jim, have supported a wide range of programmatic activities including exhibitions and art acquisitions.Originally from Short Hills, N.J., Rothenberg earned her BA in Classics at Boston University and worked as an editor at a variety of publications including Architectural Digest, Time, Life, and Fortune magazines.As a community volunteer she has presided over the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, founded the Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair in Pasadena, and has been actively involved with the National Charity League and with Pasadena’s Chandler and Polytechnic schools.Stewart Smith has served on the board since 2000. Before that, he was a member of the Huntington’s Board of Overseers (elected in 1992), the 60-member governance group that assists the Board of Trustees in providing institutional leadership and support.The president of Kinsmith Financial Corp., Smith has lent his expertise to a number of Huntington committees, including Finance (of which he was founding chair), Endowment Investment, the Campaign For Generations to Come, Buildings and Grounds, and Library. He also has served on two presidential search committees. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and holds a law degree from Harvard Law School. He is the president and director of The H. Russell Smith Foundation.“We have been extraordinarily fortunate to have had Stewart’s strong support and sound advice in helping us to advance the mission of The Huntington,” said Trombley. “Under his leadership The Huntington is stronger and more vital than ever before, with financially sound underpinnings and a robust and expanding program of research, educational activities, and exhibitions. I know I join a multitude of colleagues in my gratitude for his service as board chair.”About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.org.Visitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: 626-405-2100 or huntington.org.center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * People Anne Rothenberg Elected to Succeed Stewart R. Smith as Chair of The Huntington’s Board of Trustees From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 3:25 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate Must For Renewal Of Motor Insurance Policies : IRDA Tells Insurers

first_imgNews UpdatesPollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate Must For Renewal Of Motor Insurance Policies : IRDA Tells Insurers LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Aug 2020 12:02 AMShare This – xThe IRDA has asked the insurers to comply with the directions of the Supreme Court.The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has issued a circular to insurance companies asking them to ensure that policy holders provide a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate at the time of renewal of their motor insurance policy.The circular issued on August 20, 2020 has advised general insurance providers to not renew any motor vehicle’s insurance policy without…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?LoginThe Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has issued a circular to insurance companies asking them to ensure that policy holders provide a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate at the time of renewal of their motor insurance policy.The circular issued on August 20, 2020 has advised general insurance providers to not renew any motor vehicle’s insurance policy without the owner providing a valid PUC certificate, as per Supreme Court’s Orders.Not only has the insurance regulator asked insurers to generally abide by Supreme Court’s Order, but specific emphasis has been laid on compliance in the National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi-NCR).”Central pollution control board (CPCB) has raised concerns regarding the status of compliance of above direction of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi – NCR). Please ensure that the direction of the Supreme Court of India is followed scrupulously with a special focus on compliance in the National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi-NCR)”, reads the operative part of the circular which is addressed to all CEOs and CMDs of general insurance companies.The Supreme Court, on August 10, 2017, had passed orders in the MC Mehta case mandating insurance providers to obtain valid PUC certificates for the vehicle while renewing its motor insurance policy. It was stipulated that vehicle owners who don’t have a valid pollution certificate will not be able to renew the insurance of their vehicles.The Top Court had issued this direction to all insurers in India with an aim to ensure that polluting vehicles could be kept off the roads.The Order was issued after suggestions given by SC-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA).  EPCA had told court that the current enforcement strategy based on “onroad” checks and challans also did not ensure 100 per cent pollution certificate compliance.EPAC recommended ensuring 100 per cent compliance by linking annual vehicle insurance with PUC certificates.Expressing that the move might be “counter-productive”, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said :”While linkage of renewal of Insurance with PUC certificates may be desirable, it may be noted that the vehicle insurance renewal is an annual feature whereas the periodicity for PUC norms for any vehicle should be at shorter intervals. It has been observed with serious concern that the coverage of third party insurance for motor vehicles is very low at this stage. Linkage of PUC certificate with Insurance may be counter-productive to that extent. MoRTH is of the view that with the linkage of PUC Centres with VAHAN database and other enforcement measures, the PUC compliance by motor vehicle owners is likely to improve considerably”.However, a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta ordered :”There is now no dispute or disagreement about this. However, it is made clear that the Insurance Companies will not insure a vehicle unless it has a valid PUC certificate on the date of renewal of the insurance policy. This should be implemented at the earliest”. The Bench had also gone on to ask the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to ensure that all fuel refilling centres in NCR have PUC centres. The Court went on to grant four weeks’ time to the Centre to ensure that there are functional PUC centres in NCR to ensure that vehicles plying have PUC certificate.As Delhi-NCR has been suffering due to the menace of air pollution year-on-year, and alarming levels of toxic emissions continue to harm its citizens, it appears that the Supreme Court’s Orders were not complied with, prompting IRDAI to issue this new circular. PUC for renewal of motor vehicle insurance : IRDAI issues a directive to all insurers to ensure compliance of the Supreme Court direction to have Pollution Under Control(PUC) certificate at the time of renewal of motor vehicle insurance. pic.twitter.com/DqfpeGnVMi— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 23, 2020 Subscribe 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

Government aims for 25 skills councils by 2004

Government aims for 25 skills councils by 2004On 22 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Government has announced ambitious plans to get 25 Sector SkillsCouncils (SSCs) up and running by the summer of 2004 in its Skills StrategyWhite Paper. 21st Century Skills – Realising Our Potential: Individuals, Employers,Nation identifies a network of SSCs as key to identifying and delivering theskills employers need to raise productivity. The Government claims that the Skills for Business Network will create a newemployer-led approach to developing skills and boosting productivity. Sector Skills Councils are employer-led training bodies that replaced theNational Training Organisations last March. SSCs will cover 90 per cent of the UK workforce in 12 months’ time, says theGovernment. However, only two councils have been fully licensed so far. TheWhite Paper recognises “concerns about delays and bureaucracy”. Ros Barker, HR director at Ladbrokes, who is helping establish an SSC tocover the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector, said development todate had been frustrating. “There is no evidence that the problems are being ironed out, but wehave to hope lessons will be learned from the vanguard,” she said. The skills strategy also proposes SSCs should work with Regional DevelopmentAgencies and Learning and Skills Councils to address regional skills shortages. read more