225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/132872/225-north-fourth-lofts-jonathan-barnes-architecture-and-design Clipboard Save this picture!© Brad Feinknopf+ 13 Share Area:  3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design Area Area of this architecture project CopyLoft•Columbus, United States 225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design “COPY” Photographs Loft ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/132872/225-north-fourth-lofts-jonathan-barnes-architecture-and-design Clipboard United States 2006 Photographs:  Brad Feinknopf Text description provided by the architects. This project involves the conversion of a four-story 19th Century commercial building on a tight urban lot to residential and commercial use and the replacement of a non-contributing single story adjacent structure with an infill building for residential use and parking. The conversion consists of 6 residential units (2 per floor) above a 3,000 sqf commercial office space while the new structure accommodates 5 residential units (2 per floor with a full floor penthouse unit) and parking at the first floor. An elevator and egress stairs are shared by both structures. Save this picture!© Brad FeinknopfThe infill structure creates a modern, urban aesthetic in contrast to its historic neighbor, although they maintain an important relationship in terms of their scale and floor divisions. The addition opens its interiors to the street with floor-to-ceiling glass and full-width terraces at each of the residential floors, providing panoramic views of the city. An oculus is located at the top floor terrace ceiling. This contrasting and minimalist approach is continued at the interior by exposing the heavy timber framing and refinished hickory wood floors in the existing building and the concrete floor slabs and concrete masonry walls at the addition. The concrete masonry bearing wall provides fire separation and creates a visual frame at the exterior of the new structure. Save this picture!sectionsNumerous building code issues resulting from combining the old and new structures and differing construction types were resolved with localized fire-resistant construction details, shared egress and the use of a limited area sprinkler system. An efficient structural system employs steel bar joists and a composite concrete floor deck spanning between the existing brick wall and the new concrete masonry party wall. Parking access is provided with a one way in, one way out circulation between the street and rear alley using existing curb cuts. Save this picture!sectionsThe result is a contemporary building inserted within an historic, urban block and a new residential use in an emerging urban neighborhood.Save this picture!© Brad FeinknopfProject gallerySee allShow lessMIT’s Festival for Art Science and Technology ‘FAST Light’ArticlesVideo: ‘Untitled’ by Ai WeiweiArticlesProject locationAddress:225 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily “COPY” 225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and DesignSave this projectSave225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design CopyAbout this officeJonathan Barnes Architecture and DesignOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftColumbusHousingUnited StatesPublished on May 05, 2011Cite: “225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design” 05 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore 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 streamlast_img read more

JGC House / MDBA

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 30 Share “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/407562/jgc-house-mdba Clipboard ArchDaily JGC House / MDBA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/407562/jgc-house-mdba Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeMDBAOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSant Cugat del VallèsSpainPublished on July 30, 2013Cite: “JGC House / MDBA” [JGC House / MDBA] 30 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?JGC住宅/ MDBA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 streamcenter_img Year:  Architects: MDBA Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Spain Photographs JGC House / MDBASave this projectSaveJGC House / MDBA Photographer:  Adrià GoulaSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The form and the position of the house is a response to the shape and aspect of the plot, closed on the street side and open to the city landscape. Each level has its own relationship with the external space. Vertical communication is a backbone that connects spaces on either side, it is closed at the entrance and it opens itself to the landscape in the upper floor.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaWindows on the street define the landscape inside wall mass and towards interior garden,the house opens itself looking to the city, mass disappears and prevails the volume that looks for the landscape.Save this picture!CorteProject gallerySee allShow lessVan Alen Institute Announces Ground/Work Competition FinalistsArchitecture NewsAD Interviews: Reinier de GraafInterviews Share CopyHouses•Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spainlast_img read more

Hallmark expands its Cards for a Cure campaign

first_imgHallmark expands its Cards for a Cure campaign  34 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Trading 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Greeting card publisher Hallmark Cards has increased its marketing and PR expenditure for its third annual ‘Cards for a Cure’ Mother’s Day campaign for two breast cancer charities.By the end of the 2009 campaign, Hallmark expects to have donated a total of £750,000 since the campaign first launched in 2007.A three-week national TV advertising will run in advance of Mother’s Day, supported by in-store point-of-sale promotions an extensive public relations programme.Following the success of last year’s Mother’s Day Diamond card, the 2009 campaign will feature a new partnership with diamond specialist Seventy Seven Diamonds and will be further enhanced by a series of competitions and promotions throughout women’s mainstream consumer and national press.Lisa Palillo, Marketing and CSR Communications Controller at Hallmark Cards, said the company “has a close affinity with women particularly at this time of year and our Cards for a Cure™ campaign has really helped increase that bond”. She added: “CSR has become a major strand within our organisation and our close work with Breast Cancer Campaign has become an important element of our CSR policy”.This year Hallmark’s £250,000 contribution will be split between Breast Cancer Campaign (£225,000) and Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society (25,000). The contribution is made irrespective of how many cards are bought.www.hallmark.co.uk/info/corporate_responsibility/corporate_responsibility.php?page=communitylast_img read more

Shipping industry leaders support Sailors’ Society

first_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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events During the evening Sir Christopher addressed the guests explaining the importance of the Sailors’ Society’s work with seafarers far from home. He also stressed that the Society was seeking donations from individuals and companies and long-term relationships of mutual benefit.For further information about the Sailors’ Society or if you would like to make a donation towards the charity’s vital work supporting seafarers worldwide, please contact the Sailors’ Society on 023 8051 5950 or email [email protected] to Editors:The Sailors’ Society is an international charity that provides a personal lifeline for seafarers throughout the world. Existing to enrich and enhance the well-being of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers, the charity offers practical help, emotional and spiritual support and, when in dire need, financial assistance and family liaison through our Port Chaplains and Seafarers’ Centres. Our Port Chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing the needs of seafarers – irrespective of a person’s belief or nationality – as well as maintaining vital links within the Ports that they operate.For more information, please visit www.sailors-society.org, or contact Debbie Osborne at Logical Creative Marketing on: 0845 345 69 69 or email: [email protected] Birkholm – Tankers UK Agencies Ltd.Crispin Burridge – Marks & SpencersRob Day – BP ShippingMichael DraytonJames Duguid – Saga ShippingJames Gosling – Holman FenwickClaus Hyldager – Inchcape Shipping ServicesPeter Kerr-Dineen – Howe RobinsonJesper Kjadegaard – Chamber of ShippingIain Light – Lloyds RegisterCharles Maltby – Pacific BasinBrian Nixon – Morgan StanleyMichael Parker – Citi GlobalJohnny Plumbe – ACMLuke Readman – Thomas Miller P&I LtdHostsFlemming Jacobs – Trustee and Campaign Board ChairmanVice Admiral Sir Christopher Morgan – KBE – Campaign Board MemberRobert Adams RD* – CEO, Sailors’ SocietyJan Webber – Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Sailors’ Society Vice Admiral Sir Christopher Morgan KBE, former Director General of the UK Chamber of Shipping, hosted a historic Dinner at Admiralty House, London recently in aid of International seafarers’ charity Sailors’ Society.The dinner was attended by Flemming Jacobs, leading figure in liner shipping and Sailors’ Society Campaign Board Chairman, and sixteen specially invited guests who represented a range of companies connected to the industry from tankers to agents, lawyers and shipbrokers.Sir Christopher Morgan KBE, an active member of the Sailors’ Society campaign board, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE ADC for his generosity in allowing this special event to take place in such a historic setting. The venue has such significance to the shipping industry and was most appropriate for the Sailors’ Society. It was a privilege to again support a charity that continues to support seafarers and their families almost 200 years after it was first established.” Advertisementcenter_img  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shipping industry leaders support Sailors’ Society Howard Lake | 18 September 2009 | Newslast_img read more

AI & machine learning in CRM systems – opportunities & benefits for charities

first_imgAI & machine learning in CRM systems – opportunities & benefits for charities 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. Tagged with: artificial intelligence Charity CRM While we tend to think first of robots and self-driving cars when we think of AI, in fact, along with its subset machine learning, it’s already firmly established in our lives – making many everyday tasks easier and experiences smarter without us even really noticing. But how is it helping charities?In our consumer lives, Siri, for example, uses voice processing to enable it to act as a virtual PA, and lots of retailers now use machine-learning algorithms to provide recommended products. It even plays a key role in filtering out the spam in our inboxes.The charity sector is also starting to use these technologies more, and one area they’re proving of benefit is in CRM systems and the tech they link to. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Last summer for example, Versus Arthritis introduced its COVA chatbot to help give people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions easy access to relevant information relating to Covid-19. And, in collaboration with the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR), it also launched BSR-COVA: a similar chatbot for healthcare professionals. More help with CRM for charities:Beginner’s Guide to CRM for Charities 6 January 2020How to convince your boss to invest in a CRM 6 January 2020Oxfam’s Nicola Tallett on Salesforce’s Nonprofit Cloud 7 January 2020 Predictive modelling benefitsAI can also be used in CRM systems to help charities build predictive models, working out which donors might have a greater propensity to become regular or major donors for example, and who therefore to contact with which messages. Main image by Ash Edmonds on Unsplash  243 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Salesforce says it has built AI into all its applications to help charities make interactions smarter, through Salesforce Einstein. It believes that the potential benefit from using machine learning and AI may be even greater for individual non-profits than for commercial businesses.“As non-profits are often strapped for resources and time, targeting the right individuals is critical. Even with adequate research, it can be hard to understand which individuals will have a strong enough affinity to an organisation to make a major gift.“Imagine a combination of data on your donors’ giving history with a wealth engine tool that could provide predictive insights, built in to your organisation’s CRM where you can run the analysis with a click of a button.”“Machine learning can be used to analyse patterns and predict the actions that individuals will take, such as open, click through, or unsubscribe when sent an email. The results can then be used to build smarter segments and journeys. A constituent unlikely to open an email can be sent a text, as an example, if this would result in a higher likelihood of engagement.” Barriers to uptakeCertainly there’s a lot of potential for charities to benefit from AI and machine learning, so what’s stopping more from using them? Often, it boils down to technology and data issues.Adapta Consulting’s Collins says:“A lot of non-profit organisations have tech challenges to work out. Mid-sized organisations can have the biggest ones. They don’t have the economies of scale of larger organisations or their lightness of foot, which is shared by smaller organisations who have smaller teams, no legacy system to deal with, and are often making their first foray into tools so there’s less inertia. Although these of course don’t always have the experience and knowledge to go and get the right tech mix.”But, he adds:“Leveraging AI tools also only works as well as the underlying data they have access to, and lots of organisations have data in disparate places.”David Simpson, CTO at Beacon CRM, agrees data is key – and not only having it one place, but having enough of it.“From a CRM point of view, charities need to bring all of their data together – from volunteer, to beneficiary, and fundraising data – and then we can do interesting things.”“We can use it to build predictive models about whether an organisation will win a grant, or the lifetime value of a donor based on their past supporter behaviour, for example. We know how to do that and the technology is there, but the only way we can build these models is if we have all that data.”He notes that many smaller organisations don’t necessarily have it in volume, something perhaps that greater collaboration within the sector could help with in terms of the sharing of anonymised data.Either way, bringing your data together is the key to organisations of any size being able to take up the opportunities available now – both in terms of CRM, and AI – as well as those to come in the future. Simpson’s advice is this:“Get your data ducks in a row. Prepare – get your data sorted within your organisation, make sure your CRM is flexible and that data flows into it, and if you’re doing those things, you will see a benefit.” Melanie May | 13 January 2021 | News Chatbots & digital assistantsFor a start, Keith Collins, Senior Consultant at Adapta Consulting says:“Used with chatbots, telephony, and direct messaging, AI can, without human intervention, start to understand clients’ needs at a very early stage based on key words, and enable particular resources to be presented through the web, and to identify if there is a need to involve a human. This happens in the commercial world all the time, and there are a lot of potential applications here for charities too.” Advertisement WaterAid Sellu chatbot in actionWaterAid has also used a chatbot to engage and fundraise, introducing people to Sellu, a farmer and fisherman from a remote village in Sierra Leone as part of its Untapped appeal. Through a mixture of messages, photos and video content, Sellu introduced users to his home and family. The chatbot also provided updates on water and sanitation infrastructures being built with help from WaterAid supporters, with users ultimately asked if they would like to donate to the appeal.Elsewhere, in 2018 the British Heart Foundation became the first UK charity to launch an Alexa skill. This enables supporters to make a one-off donation through Amazon Pay or to organise a collection of unwanted furniture and electrical items through voice commands. At the time, the charity’s Chief Executive Simon Gillespie said:“More people than ever own a digital assistant like Amazon Echo and it’s really exciting for our supporters to be able to use their device to support life saving heart research. We’re constantly adapting as an organisation to be where our supporters are and to give people choice to make donating as easy as possible.”And last year, voice technology company, Say It Now teamed up with digital advertising exchange DAX to enable people to respond to radio ads on their Alexa-enabled smart speaker and use voice commands to find out more about a charity to donate directly to it, with NSPCC, RNIB, Crisis, Macmillan Cancer Support and Global’s Make Some Noise among those set to use it.last_img read more

Coronavirus Continues to Slam Huntington Hospital

first_img Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Coronavirus Continues to Slam Huntington Hospital Coronavirus Continues to Slam Huntington Hospital By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 | 4:54 pm More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Top of the News center_img Make a comment In an update to the City Council, Huntington Hospital President/CEO Lori Morgan said on Monday the hospital continues to struggle with resources during the current surge of the COVID-19.When examining the last 30 days up to Jan. 8, Morgan said last summer begins to look like a bit of a walk in the park.Currently, 51-of-71 ventilators are in use and the hospital continues to admit more patients than they are discharging, which has made bed space a concern.“We have grave concerns about the availability of hospital beds,” Morgan said. “We had a discussion about what we can do last week. We will continue to do whatever we can, but staffing continues to be a problem.”Fifteen beds have been placed in the hospital’s auditorium.According to Morgan, more than 200 patients were battling the virus as of Monday morning, including 27 patients in the intensive care unit. Fifteen percent of those patients are Pasadena residents.“Our small but mighty Health Department has been working very hard,” said City Manager Steve Mermell. “Here we are in 2021. We know this year is going to end better, but it’s a very difficult time right now.”L.A. County is closing in on 1 million cases of the virus. According to City News Service, county officials reported 12,617 new cases on Monday.In total, 932,698 infections have been reported since the pandemic began.The county also reported an additional 137 COVID deaths on Monday, raising the countywide death toll to 12,387.Hospitals continue to be overrun with COVID patients, with only 650 available beds — including 48 intensive-care unit beds — available as of Monday at the 70 “911-receiving” medical centers. Hospitalization numbers appear to have “stabilized” following dramatic surges in recent weeks, but the overcrowding in hospitals still hasn’t been alleviated.“The healthcare system is being stretched to dangerous extremes,” according to Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, who leads the city’s Health Department.As of Wednesday, all of the residents in the city’s long-term healthcare facilities will have had the chance to take the vaccine.Councilman John Kennedy asked about the city’s effort to reach out to African Americans and Latinos regarding the vaccine. Many people in those demographics have said they would not take the vaccine.Goh said she was open to suggestions on how to conduct outreach to those groups.According to Gordo, some local healthcare providers are frustrated with the lack of response and information with the city’s Health Department regarding the vaccine.“Some local health providers are frustrated and don’t believe we have been responsive. Some of them have gone to L.A. to have their staff vaccinated,” said Mayor Victor Gordo.Goh said the department cannot always immediately reply.Gordo said he would lobby the state with Long Beach and Los Angeles to have some of the red tape removed regarding the vaccine. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

HUD Reviewing $8.2B Homeowner Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save HUD Reviewing $8.2B Homeowner Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: EXOS, Blend to Enhance Digital Mortgage Experience Next: First American Title Appoints VP of IT Strategy Tagged with: Disaster Harvey HUD Puerto Rico The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD Reviewing $8.2B Homeowner Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Disaster Harvey HUD Puerto Rico 2019-06-14 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 14, 2019 2,931 Views Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) acting Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery told Caribbean Business that HUD is reviewing an action plan submitted by the government for a second group of funding totaling $8.2 billion on top of the original $1.5 billion given in February.“We are reviewing the action plan and developing a grant agreement,” Montgomery told Caribbean Business“The mitigation group of money is $15.9 billion for the whole United States; Puerto Rico gets $8.3 billion of that but that is long-term investment. We, at HUD, still need to publish a federal register notice for all states that are going to get money including Puerto Rico. That would be longer term,” he added.President Donald Trump recently signed the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act, which provides $19.1 billion in recovery funds for disaster-affected areas including Puerto Rico. U.S. Reps. Randy Weber and Lizzie Fletcher introduced the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act in May with support from 13 other co-sponsors from Texas, mostly from the Houston area, as well as supporters from other communities waiting on the funding, including Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico.The Act directs federal agencies to release the $16 billion in disaster funds Congress approved in early 2018 following Hurricane Harvey to different states and territories—including more than $4 billion to Texas—within 60 days.“After Harvey hit, I fought alongside the Texas delegation to secure additional funds for Harvey survivors,” said U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul. “Unfortunately, the agencies tasked with distributing these funds did not respond with the same urgency.”The Five Star Conference will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners. The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

Artist without arms accused of stabbing tourist with scissors

first_imgMiami-Dade Department of Corrections (MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) — A homeless artist without arms has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a tourist in Florida with a pair of scissors — using only his feet to wield the weapon, police said.Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, was taken into custody after officers from the Miami Beach Police Department discovered his alleged victim, Cesar Coronado, lying on the beach bleeding from his left arm on Tuesday.Coronado, 22, was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, police said. His condition was not immediately known.Coronado’s friend, Cindy Barrientos, said the attack happened when Coronado asked Crenshaw for directions, according to a police report. That’s when Crenshaw allegedly reacted by jumping up, stabbing Coronado and running away, police said.Crenshaw gave police a different account of what happened, however. He told officers that the stabbing was in self defense, after Coronado came up to him when he was lying down and punched him in the head, police said.Crenshaw is an artist who paints with his feet and his artistic skills are a popular tourist draw on Miami Beach, according to the Miami Herald.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Water vapor and temperatures that could support life found on exoplanet, NASA says

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Astronomers have located the first planet outside our solar system containing water vapor and temperatures that could support life, according to NASA.Data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope allowed astronomers from the Center for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London to determine that the molecular signature of water vapor exists in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet about 110 light years away in the constellation of Leo, called K2-18b.The results from the data also suggest the presence of hydrogen and helium, and scientists believe that other molecules, including methane and nitrogen, may be present but are currently undetectable from the existing observations.The findings were published in two independent studies, one published in Nature Astronomy and another submitted to the Astronomical Journal.K2-18b, which is located around a small red dwarf star, is the only known exoplanet to have both water and temperatures that could support liquid water on a rocky surface, according to NASA.However, the exoplanet may be more hostile to life than Earth due to the high level of activity to the nearby red dwarf star, which exposes it to more high-energy radiation.K2-18b was discovered by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope in 2015. It is one of hundreds of “super-Earths,” or exoplanets with masses between those of Earth and Neptune, found by the Kepler telescope.It has a mass is eight times greater than Earth’s, meaning its surface gravity would be significantly higher as well.The next generation of space telescopes will be able to characterize the atmospheres of exoplanets in more detail, according to NASA.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Aero engine cash keeps Rolls-Royce jobs secure

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Aero engine cash keeps Rolls-Royce jobs secureOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. More than 7,000 jobs have been safeguarded after theGovernment invested £250m in Rolls-Royce to help the firm develop two new aeroengines.The investment will be used for the further development ofthe Trent aero engine family, which will be used to power the Airbus IndustrieA380 and the Boeing 747X among others.Thirty customers and operators have already ordered morethan 1,400 Trent engines worth more than £12bn.John Rose, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, said, “The newTrent programme will reinforce the position of Rolls-Royce as a leader in theworld civil aviation market, as well as strengthening the company’s links withthe world’s two major airframe manufacturers.“The programme will provide a further stimulus to technologyacquisition and high-technology manufacturing in the UK. It will also sustainmore than 7,000 jobs in Rolls-Royce and its UK supply chain.”Announcing the Government’s support, Trade and IndustrySecretary Stephen Byers, said, “The Government backing for this project is apractical demonstration of our commitment to helping hi-tech, high-skillcompanies in the UK to compete on a global stage.“The investment will provide a substantial boost to manufacturing,not just in the East Midlands but throughout the country, with more than 7,000well-paid, highly skilled jobs being safeguarded, as well as a direct returnfor taxpayers from the sale of engines.“This project will ensure Rolls-Royce’s Derby plant remainsa centre of excellence for aero engine design, development and production foryears to come.”By Ben Willmottlast_img read more