Tax officials’ bonuses to be curbed after bumper 2010

first_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL BONUSES received by tax officials will be curbed in line with the rest of the public sector, following revelations that top HMRC staff received a bumper £13m bonus payment between them last year.The Revenue paid out almost £800,000 more on staff bonuses last year than it did in 2009, despite a blunder in the run up to Christmas that saw more than a million people receive new tax demands.As many as 450,000 pensioners were told to pay more tax at the end of last year after HMRC made mistakes on their tax codes.The payments to staff were made under contracts agreed under the previous government administration and will now be curbed, as Whitehall departments prepare to clip expenditure.Freedom of Information requests found several government departments paid large bonuses to staff. A spokesperson for HMRC said: “We have said we will restrict performance related payments from 2011-12 and are conducting a review into pay structures. A two-year public sector pay freeze starts in 2011.“The number of Senior Civil Servants who will receive a bonus will also be dramatically reduced in future in line with commitments made by the Prime Minister.” Sunday 23 January 2011 10:56 pm KCS-content Tax officials’ bonuses to be curbed after bumper 2010 whatsapplast_img read more

Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) Q12012 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2012 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

La fe inspira a congregaciones episcopales a comprometerse con los…

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Algunos de los electores que acudieron el 29 de octubre a hacer uso de las casillas de votación anticipada instaladas en el “salón de los murales” de la iglesia episcopal del Calvario en Memphis, Tennessee. Foto de Lauren Reisman.[Episcopal News Service] Congregaciones episcopales de todo el país están a la vanguardia de los empeños electorales —inscribiendo votantes, sirviendo como centros de votación, brindando información electoral y promoviendo el diálogo cívico— a una semana de las elecciones parciales del 6 de noviembre.En Memphis, Tennessee, la iglesia episcopal del Calvario [Calvary Episcopal Church] ya está recibiendo a los electores del centro de la ciudad que quieren aprovechar las horas de votación anticipada que la congregación ha hecho posible en su salón parroquial. Otras congregaciones, como la iglesia episcopal del Espíritu Santo [Holy Spirit Episcopal Church] en Waco, Texas, están abriendo sus puertas el día de las elecciones para que voten en sus iglesias.Y ha habido una gran demanda de las pegatinas de la Iglesia Episcopal [con la consigna de] “vote honestamente”[Vote Faithfully] . Más de 200 parroquias y diócesis se han dirigido a la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales preguntando cómo pueden hacer pedidos, dijo Alan Yarborough, el coordinador de comunicaciones de la agencia con sede en Washington, D.C.“Estaban absolutamente encantados con las pegatinas que decían ‘Soy episcopal y voté’[I’m an Episcopalian and I voted]”,  dijo Yarborough. Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL 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 Por David PaulsenPosted Nov 2, 2018 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales también ofrece materiales a los episcopales y a las congregaciones interesadas en participar activamente en las comunidades locales. Su manual de Vote Honestamente  [Vote Faithfully Toolkit] ofrece orientación sobre la acción individual y la movilización comunitaria motivadas por la fe.Uno de los enlaces de este manual de la Iglesia es a un currículo de cinco semanas sobre el diálogo cívico, que Yarborough contribuyó a redactar. Algunas congregaciones episcopales, como la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad  [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Excelsior, Minnesota, han seguido ese modelo para atajar la acerba división que ha plagado el discurso político nacional y en ocasiones ha llegado a infestar la participación cívica comunitaria. La Trinidad, que se define a sí misma como una “parroquia morada” buscaba fomentar mayor apertura y respeto dentro de la diversidad política de su congregación.Ese mensaje cristiano de ser respetuoso pese a las diferencias políticas encontraba repercusión en Bill Steverson de Signal Mountain, Tennessee, cuando se encontró con Yarborough en una conferencia a principios de este año. Steverson le pidió ayuda a Yarborough para iniciar un curso sobre el diálogo cívico en la iglesia episcopal de San Timoteo [St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church] de cuya junta parroquial Steverson es miembro.En colaboración con el Rdo. Derrick Hill, rector de San Timoteo, Steverson modificó el currículo en un programa de cuatro semanas, por las tardes de cuatro domingos consecutivos en septiembre y octubre que culminaron con un foro con candidatos al Concejo Municipal el 28 de octubre en el salón parroquial.“Nosotros en San Timoteo, y todos los hijos de Dios, estamos preocupados del estado de civismo en nuestro mundo, y  [como] se infiltra en nuestra comunidad”, dijo Steverson. Varios candentes problemas locales han inflamado recientemente las tensiones en las reuniones del Concejo Municipal, entre ellas una solicitud de zonificación para una tienda de víveres y una propuesta de cambio para el gobierno del distrito escolar.Anteriormente, “incluso cuando discrepábamos, éramos amables los unos con los otros”, explicó Steverson “En el transcurso de unos pocos años, hemos llegado al punto donde en lugar de hablar amablemente…  nos hemos vuelto agresivos”.Él cree que el híper-partidario clima político en el ámbito nacional fue un factor del deterioro del diálogo cívico en Signal Mountain, de manera que las series en San Timoteo se concentraron en asuntos locales. Alrededor de unas 60 personas asistieron a las sesiones, la mitad de ellas de la congregación y la otra mitad de la comunidad en general. Algunos de los debates iniciales se centraron en los valores que la comunidad compartía y lo que significa participar en un diálogo cívico.“Si compartimos los mismos valores, ¿por qué no podemos conversar civilizadamente unos con otros?”, afirmó Steverson.Hacia el fin de las cuatro semanas, los residentes y los líderes comunitarios estaban hablando de mantener el impulso y tener reuniones e seguimiento para fomentar  una interacción comunitaria más positiva. Steverson espera que este éxito en Signal Mountain pueda erigirse como modelo de mayor cortesía en el ámbito nacional.La iglesia episcopal de San Timoteo en Signal Mountain, Tennessee, celebra un foro de candidatos al Consejo Municipal como parte de su serie de cuatro sesiones sobre el diálogo cívico. Foto de San Timoteo.La Iglesia Episcopal alienta a la participación política no partidistaAunque los episcopales puede estar motivados en su activismo social por creencias políticas personales, los empeños electorales basados en la Iglesia son necesariamente no partidistas. Esos empeños se fundan en políticas de la Iglesia establecidas por la Convención General, la cual en julio pasado aprobó resoluciones adicionales que llaman a los episcopales a una mayor participación política. Una de esas resoluciones resaltaba el diálogo cívico de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales como un material disponible para las congregaciones.La participación cívica es un ajuste natural para algunas congregaciones, como la iglesia episcopal del Calvario, en Memphis, que es activa en servir a la comunidad del centro de la ciudad. La parroquia tendrá un sitio para votaciones anticipadas hasta el 1 de noviembre.“Se ajusta muy bien a nuestro ministerio, y sirve a la comunidad del centro”, dijo Laurel Reisman, administradora de la parroquia. “Es un empeño muy exitoso.  Logramos que vinieran muchas personas que trabajan en el centro”.La iglesia episcopal del Espíritu Santo, en Waco, también sirvió como centro de votación el día de las elecciones hasta hace unos pocos años, cuando las autoridades electorales dictaminaron que la iglesia y varias otras localidades de la comunidad no podían fungir como colegios electorales porque no eran plenamente accesibles para personas con discapacidades.Hacer que el Espíritu Santo cumpliera con los requisitos de accesibilidad fue uno de los objetivos de un proyecto de renovación que concluyó este año, de ahí que la iglesia sea nuevamente un colegio electoral para los votantes de la ciudad el 6 de noviembre.“Asumimos muy seriamente la idea de la iglesia en su lugar”, dijo el Rdo. Jason Ingalls, rector del Espíritu Santo. “No tenemos fronteras parroquiales formales, pero vemos los tres barrios que nos rodean como el lugar donde hemos sido llamados a servir”.Parte de ese llamado es servirles a los votantes de esos barrios que de otro modo podrían pasar trabajo en llegar a uno de los centros de votación más distantes, explicó Ingalls. “Todos sabemos como aumenta realmente la participación cuando las cosas están cerca”.La Iglesia Episcopal ha redoblado sus esfuerzos para aumentar la participación electoral este año. En julio, la Convención General aprobó una resolución, la D003, que condena la supresión de votantes y llama a los gobiernos “a crear políticas que aumenten la participación electoral mediante, entre otras estrategias, tratando de poner en práctica medidas que incrementen la votación anticipada, extendiendo los períodos de inscripción, garantizando un número adecuado de colegios electorales, permitiendo la votación en ausencia sin tener que presentar una justificación y prohibiendo formas de identificación que restrinjan la participación de votantes”.El obispo Douglas Fisher de la Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental citó, en una columna de opinión publicada este mes en el Worchester Telegram & Gazette la fe cristiana de los episcopales como una razón para votar.“Que todos votemos honestamente y llevemos con nosotros lo que es de mayor valor al ejercer este preciado privilegio. Que busquemos el liderazgo que necesitamos para ser una nación que verdaderamente sea una luz que resplandezca en un mundo tan necesitado de esperanza”, escribió Fisher al tiempo que hacía referencia a sentimientos semejantes expresados por el obispo primado Michael Curry.Congregaciones e instituciones episcopales están respaldando la campaña para la inscripción de votantes de diversas maneras. En el Seminario Teológico de Virginia en Alexandria, el campus se asoció con la campaña “Sin  excusas” [No Excuses] de The Skimm y auspició un evento el Día Nacional de la Inscripción del Votante, el 25 de septiembre, para apoyar la meta no partidista de  lograr que 100.000 personas se comprometieran a votar el 6 de noviembre.A algunos estudiantes los ayudaron a cambiar sus inscripciones a Virginia, mientras a otros les recordaron la fecha límite en sus estados de origen para enviar sus boletas de ausente, dijo Rachel Holm, registradora del seminario, quien organizó el evento. No era parte de los deberes normales de Holm como registradora, pero ella lo vio como una oportunidad ideal para servir a los estudiantes mientras hacen realidad su fe.“Mi fe personal está formada en torno a la idea de ser vivificante y de seguir el ejemplo que Jesús nos dio a todos”, dijo Holm por email. “Más allá de ser un elemento importante de nuestra nación democrática, siento que votar es una manera productiva de cada persona de apoyar a candidatos que sienten que encarnarán prácticas y políticas vivificadoras”.A otros episcopales su fe los inspira a inscribir e instruir a otros votantes. La iglesia de San Martín de los Campos [Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields] en Filadelfia, Pensilvania, se asoció con una coalición de más de 50 congregaciones para tener [talleres de] capacitación sobre los empeños de movilización de votantes. La Diócesis de Indianápolis se incorporó a una iniciativa interreligiosa que se propone llegar a más de 100.000 indianos que no han votado todavía.En apoyo a la campaña de Indiana, los episcopales han participado durante las últimas seis semanas en campañas telefónicas, llamando a electores potenciales para recordarles las elecciones parciales en la que todos los escaños de la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. y un tercio del Senado estarán sujetos a votación. La diócesis iniciará su esfuerzo final el 3 de noviembre, dijo la Rda. Fatima Yakubu-Madus, que está organizando la campaña como la misionera de la diócesis para la participación comunitaria.En Georgia, Soyini Coke, miembro de la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Cruz [Holy Cross Episcopal Church] en Decatur, coordinó la campaña de inscripción de votantes en el área metropolitana de Atlanta.Coke dijo que ella y otros dedicados a la inscripción de nuevos votantes se han sentido frustrados por informes de que el secretario de Estado de Georgia, Brian Kemp, un republicano que aspira a gobernador, está aplicando medidas que podría dejar el estatus de más de 50.000 votantes en un limbo.“Es una especie de dos pasos adelante, un paso atrás”, dijo Coke, pero tales obstáculos también están “fortaleciendo en verdad la resolución de la gente” a que se inscriban más votantes y a que acudan a las urnas.Al mismo tiempo, las medidas que amenazan disminuir la participación electoral pueden tener menos efecto, afirmó ella, porque muchas personas están votando anticipadamente en estas elecciones y pueden resolver los problemas de la inscripción mucho antes del día de las elecciones.El rector de la Santa Cruz imprimió boletas de muestra y las distribuyó a la hora del café después del oficio dominical del 28 de octubre, dijo Coke, quien se aprovechó del voto anticipado y ha despejado su agenda para el 6 de noviembre.“Personalmente me estoy tomando el día libre, para trabajar [en la votación] el día de las elecciones” afirmó.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ La fe inspira a congregaciones episcopales a comprometerse con los votantes según se acercan las elecciones. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

Fire causes minor damage to St. John’s, the ‘church of…

first_img Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Racial Justice & Reconciliation Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Tags Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Fire causes minor damage to St. John’s, the ‘church of presidents’ in Washington, during night of riots This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest A police line forms by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on May 30, as demonstrators gather to protest the killing of George Floyd. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP[Episcopal News Service] St. John’s Episcopal Church, the 204-year-old “church of presidents” across the street from the White House in Washington, D.C., sustained minor damage during riots that followed peaceful protests against racial violence and police brutality on the night of May 31.Every president since James Madison has attended a service – some as regular members – at St. John’s, a national historic landmark where one of the pews is reserved for the president.Just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, someone set a fire in the basement of the parish hall, which firefighters quickly extinguished, The Washington Post reported. The fire was contained to a nursery room, although there was smoke and water damage to other areas of the basement, according to the Rev. Rob Fisher, the church’s rector.“We’re very happy to report that the rest of the church and parish house is untouched except for some exterior graffiti, which the city’s graffiti team has already covered up,” Fisher and the church’s wardens wrote in a June 1 email to parishioners.Fisher told Episcopal News Service that the nursery room is “completely destroyed,” but it could have been much worse. Nobody was hurt and none of the church’s “irreplaceable” historical items were damaged, he said in an interview.Earlier in the day, over 1,000 protesters had marched peacefully through the area, demonstrating against the killings of African Americans by police, including George Floyd. The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, joined parish leaders at the church to show support for the protesters.“There are a lot of things to be heartbroken about, but obviously we wanted the church to be a place of haven and safety,” she told The Post.As night fell and police tried to clear protesters from the area, incidents of vandalism and violence spread across the city. Some rioters looted businesses, set fires and clashed with police in front of the White House.Fisher rushed to the church “with a sinking feeling” after seeing videos of fires burning in nearby buildings and then in the church itself.“But then when I got here, honestly, there was a lot to be grateful for,” he told ENS. The church’s windows are being boarded up to protect it from further damage, he said.He and Budde expressed gratitude that no one was harmed by the fire and stressed that the systemic racism and police brutality that ignited the recent unrest are far bigger concerns.“There’s understandably attention on us,” Fisher told ENS, “but I want to point the attention back to where it really should be, which is the purpose of the protests, and the people who did what they did to the church do not represent the majority, who are here for reasons that we totally support.”“We will rebuild the church, while keeping our focus on the deeper wounds of this country that we must heal,” Budde wrote on Facebook.“I am saddened to learn about the damage to St. John’s Church,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a statement. “But thankfully, no one was hurt. This must strengthen our resolve to live by the way of a kind of love that seeks the good and the well-being of others of our society. And for ourselves. This way of love is the way.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY George Floyd, 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Egan MillardPosted Jun 1, 2020 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

The Pierre / Olson Kundig

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/255187/the-pierre-olson-kundig-architects-2 Clipboard The Pierre / Olson Kundig 2010 United States Houses Projects Contractor: CopyHouses•San Juan Island, United States Interiors Staff:Cristina Acevedo, Christine BurklandConsultants:MCE Structural Consultants, CPL, Associated Earth SciencesCraftspeople:McCallum Rock Drilling, Westlake Concrete, Modrock Concrete Design, Turner Exhibits, Terry Wean, Rob Capelle, Decorative metal Arts, Argent Fabrication, 12th Avenue Iron, Kelly Worrell, Irene McGowan, Village Interiors, Twisted Metal, JD Equipment, Nutech Stone Cutting, Tydi Cut, Optimum Windows, Olympic Glass and Door, HI-Tek Lightworks, Rude Electric, Prokash, Schuchart/Dow ConstructionDesign Principal:Tom KundigProject Manager:Chris GerrickInterior Design:Charlie HellsternCity:San Juan IslandCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider / Olson KundigText description provided by the architects. Conceived as a secure and unexpected retreat nestled into a rock, the Pierre (the French for stone) celebrates the materiality of this site. From certain angles, the house – with its rough materials, encompassing stone, green roof and surrounding foliage – almost disappears into nature.Save this picture!Section. © Olson KundigSave this picture!Floor Plan. © Olson KundigWith the exception of a guest suite, the Pierre functions on one main level, with an open plan kitchen, dining and living space. A large pivoting steel and glass door opens for access to an outdoor terrace.Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider / Olson KundigTo set the house deep into the site, portions of the rock outcropping were excavated through machine work and handwork. The contractor used large drills to set the outline of the building, then used dynamite, hydraulic chippers, a selection of wire saws and other hand tools, working with finer and finer implements as construction progressed. Excavated rock was re-used as crushed aggregate in the concrete flooring. Excavation marks were left exposed on all the stonework, a reminder of the building process.Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider / Olson KundigSave this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider / Olson KundigThroughout the house, the rock extrudes into the space, contrasting with the luxurious textures of the furnishings. Interior and exterior fireplace hearths are carved out of existing stone; leveled on top, they are otherwise left raw. The master bathroom’s sink is composed of water cascading through three polished pools in the existing stone. Both the entry sequence and a powder room are fully carved out of the rock.Save this picture!© Dwight Eschliman / Olson KundigSave this picture!© Dwight Eschliman / Olson KundigProject gallerySee allShow lessGeorge Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist Residential Design CompetitionArticlesSingel Park Winning Proposal / LOLA + Studio KARSTArticles Share Manufacturers: Modrock Concrete Design, Olympic Glass and Door, Optimum Windows, Twisted Metal, Westlake Concrete Area:  2500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/255187/the-pierre-olson-kundig-architects-2 Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Schuchart/Dow Construction Photographs:  Dwight Eschliman / Olson Kundig, Benjamin Benschneider / Olson Kundig Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Dwight Eschliman / Olson Kundig+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Juan IslandSan JuanHousesTop100United StatesPublished on July 19, 2012Cite: “The Pierre / Olson Kundig” 19 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?岩石住宅 / Olson Kundig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! 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Casa Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne + Javier Alcalde

first_img Photographs Manufacturers: Cintac®, Forestal Neltume, Pizarreño, SodimacSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. This house is located in the Puyumén peninsula on Lake Panguipulli, Panguipulli county, Los Ríos Region, Chile. It is located on a flat and vast land, dominating distant views in all its orientations towards the surrounding paddocks, the lake and the volcanic environment.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehDesign scheme in the shape of an L is chosen, leaving one segment for the common areas and the other for the bedrooms. The access hall is located in the meeting between both.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehA specific requirement of the client was to prioritize a design that would minimize construction times. For this reason, it was decided to structure the house with constant modules every 1.10 mt. All trusses are equal and the house is built based on their repetition.Save this picture!PlanThe proposed structural modulation is evident from the inside, leaving the trusses visible in the common areas, which allowed to increase the interior height and, together with the previous, the arrangement of high windows between the trusses, following the module of the house.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehPerimeter walls, together with the roof, comprise the house volume, which integrates a garage inside its envelope.Save this picture!Sections 1 and AThe roof is projected in a more flexible way, in comparison with the rigidity of the structural module, thus creating intermediate spaces and eaves that mark the access, adjust the exterior-interior transition and control natural light in the different orientations.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessVita Planet / YPYC ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBenzina Bar / SuperLimão StudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893802/casa-panguipulli-abestudio Clipboard Photographs:  Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 17Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Projects Casa Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne + Javier Alcalde “COPY” Casa Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne + Javier AlcaldeSave this projectSaveCasa Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne + Javier Alcalde 2017 Architects: Javier Alcade, Sebastián Browne Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  136 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893802/casa-panguipulli-abestudio Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSebastián BrowneOfficeFollowJavier AlcadeOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsPuyumenChilePublished on January 03, 2019Cite: “Casa Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne + Javier Alcalde” [Casa Panguipulli / Sebastián Browne + Javier Alcalde] 03 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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 CopyHouses, Housing, House Interiors•Puyumen, Chilelast_img read more

Community Channel reaches crowdfunding target to become community-owned

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Community Channel reaches crowdfunding target to become community-owned Tagged with: charity communications crowdfunding media TV Melanie May | 21 July 2016 | News The Community Channel has become the UK’s first community-owned TV channel, after it reached its crowdfunding target earlier this week.The Community Channel needed to raise £300,000 by the end of July to stay on the airwaves. It announced its plans to become community owned on June 1st, offering members of the public, including film makers, charities, media partners as well as its 10m viewers, the opportunity to own a stake in the channel by investing in community shares through crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder.It announced on 19th July that it has beaten its target to raise £390,000. Around 300 organisations and individuals backed the campaign, with significant support coming from backers such as broadcaster Sky, the Big Lottery Fund and Barrow Cadbury Trust.Caroline Diehl, CEO and founder of Media Trust, which oversees Community Channel, said:“I’d like to personally thank all those who backed the Channel in its hour of need. Hitting our original £300,000 target and then an extra £90,000 demonstrates the confidence people have in the Community Channel as a force for good for society. We hope this massive vote of confidence will encourage further financial backing as we look to secure the long term future of the Channel.”  87 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Two journalists killed, others wounded in Abu Ghraib suicide bombing

first_imgNews RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information March 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists killed, others wounded in Abu Ghraib suicide bombing Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Reporters Without Borders is appalled by today’s suicide bombing in the town of Abu Ghraib, 30 km west of Baghdad, in which two journalists working for privately-owned satellite TV station Al Baghdadiyah – cameraman Haidar Hashem Souheïl, 27, and reporter Souhaib Adnan, 30 – were among the 30 or so people killed. The bomb was set off during a visit by an interior ministry official that was being covered by many journalists. “We deplore this bombing and offer our condolences to the families of the victims,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Souhil and Adnan are the first journalists to be killed in Iraq since the start of 2009. The security situation had until now seemed to be improving in Iraq, but this suicide bombing suggests that the dangers continue for both the population as a whole and journalists, who have to risk their lives in order to do their job.”The press freedom organisation added: “A total of 223 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the US-led military intervention in March 2003.”Today’s bombing, which has not so far been claimed, occurred as some 30 journalists were covering a visit by Marid Abdel Hassan, a senior interior ministry representative who had come to talk with local tribal chiefs. The explosion was followed by an exchange of shots between soldiers and insurgents firing from nearby houses. Hassan himself was not injured.Several journalists were also badly injured by the blast. One of them, reporter Ibrahim Al-Kateb of the national TV station Al-Irakiya, was in serious condition after undergoing brain surgery. Al-Irakiya cameraman Raid Kassem and his assistants Ada Manzar and Faouzi Idan were also injured.Photographic credits : Journalistic Freedoms Observatory IraqMiddle East – North Africa Organisation February 15, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is appalled by today’s suicide bombing in the town of Abu Ghraib, 30 km west of Baghdad, in which two journalists working for privately-owned satellite TV station Al Baghdadiyah – cameraman Haidar Hashem Souheïl, 27, and reporter Souhaib Adnan, 30 – were among the 30 or so people killed. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels

first_img April 8, 2020 Find out more The two TV channels, which have often criticized Prime Minister Edi Rama and Tirana mayor Erion Velia, were among a total of 26 of Ndroqi’s assets whose seizure was ordered by a special court on 3 August at the request of the special prosecutor’s office for corruption and organized crime. Ndroqi is suspected of acquiring these assets with the proceeds from international drug trafficking. The interior ministry has been put in charge of administering the two TV channels and conducting an inventory of their premises in the presence of police and state officials.These two TV channels are known for their critical tone towards the authorities, but also because the Tirana’s mayor has repeatedly tried to get the two media to stop criticizing him. In May, Ora News reported that he had threatened to fire city hall employees close to Ndroqi if the two TV channels continued to criticize his administration. Ora News also accused the mayor of providing the City News Albania website with financial support so that it would publish articles smearing Ndroqi. In response to the mayor’s repeated attacks and harassment, the businessman brought two complaints against him, including a defamation suit.Questions have also been raised about the disproportionate measures taken against Ora News for failing to respect social distancing in its programmes, which were criticized by the TV channel’s journalists as a violation of their freedom of expression. The national health authorities slapped large fines on Ora News and ordered its closure for an unspecified period.“Judicial proceedings against the owner of media outlets should not threaten the editorial line and independence of the journalists,” RSF editor-in-chief Pauline Adès-Mével said. “In the run-up to next spring’s parliamentary elections, it is more essential than ever that the authorities respect media pluralism and allow all viewpoints, including  the most critical, to be expressed.”Albania is ranked 84th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Journalists from Ora News TV (photo: Ora News TV) February 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en April 29, 2020 Find out more Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis Organisation Help by sharing this information Albania: RSF condemns China’s harassment of a journalist who reported on repression in Xinjiang to go further Receive email alertscenter_img News News August 7, 2020 Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Albanian authorities not to interfere in the editorial line of two TV channels, Ora News TV and Channel One, which have been seized as part of a judicial investigation into their owner, the businessman Ylli Ndroqi. News Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Covid19Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Follow the news on Albania AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Covid19Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Newslast_img read more

Foothill Family’s Wraparound Program Earns Top Marks from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 The Foothill Family Wraparound team – Front Row: Tanya Saucedo (Manager-Parent Partners (PP)), Eddie Nodal (Director of Intensive Services), Jennifer Martinez (Manager-Child & Family Specialists (CFS)). Middle Row: Edgar Marroquin (CFS), Adriana Avila (Facilitator), Corina Cervantes (Therapist). Back Row: Dalila Lopez (CFS), Hilda Gomez (PP), Betty Tsang (Facilitator), Denise Urzua (Facilitator), Natalie Lozano (CFS), Alicia Barriga (PA III), Luwin Kwan (Facilitator), Nelly Ramos (PP), Vanessa Barrera (CFS), Adriana Orozco (PP)At Foothill Family, purpose and success rely on family working together, thriving together. Foothill Family is proud to announce its status as one of only five social service agencies in Los Angeles County to earn a position above the national mean for satisfaction and above the LA County average for the quality of their delivery of Wraparound care.Outcomes of the 2016 Wraparound Fidelity Index revealed that out of 33 agencies in Los Angeles County, Foothill Family Wraparound ranked as follows for their success and adherence to Wraparound principles:– First in Effectiveness, Strengths-Based– Second in Overall Fidelity, Community-Based– Third in Satisfaction, Needs-Based– Fourth in Outcomes“We are so proud of our Wraparound team and the phenomenal work that they do for, and with, our families,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer. “Wraparound is an incredibly sensitive, collaborative process and having the right people in place who are dedicated, patient, and passionate about their work is crucial to the success of the clients and the program.”Foothill Family Wraparound is an intensive, research-based, individualized care-coordination process for youth with complex needs. A nationally established approach that is family-centered, strengths-based, and needs-driven, Wraparound is designed to provide families and their children who have multifaceted, sustained challenges with the resources and tools to stay together. Advocating for family involvement, accountability, and empowerment, the principal goal of Wraparound is for the child to remain in their permanent home surrounded by familial support and community services.Now implemented in nearly every state in America, Wraparound standards and metrics are essential to the integrity of the approach, implementation, and outcomes of the process. As a result, a Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS), established by the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT), is in place to measure success and best practices of partner agencies around the country.Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early child development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Giving Back Foothill Family’s Wraparound Program Earns Top Marks from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 1:06 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more