CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_imgSunday 30 January 2011 10:34 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KPMGDr Nicola Mazzarotto (pictured) has been appointed as head of competition economics for financial advisory and accountants KPMG. The appointment means that he is now a director in the firm’s economics practice. He joins the firm from the competition commission, where he performed economic analysis for eight years on several high-profile mergers, including a deal between BSkyB and ITV. He has also worked for the OECD and European Commission.Tui TravelKatha Callaghan has been appointed as business development manager of TUI Travel’s education division – one of the world’s largest in student travel. She will report to Steve Clift, the division’s development director.Having previously been business development manager for Sunsail, Le Boat and the Moorings, she will now be driving growth in a similar role for TUI. Royal London Asset Management The investment management division of the Royal London Mutual Insurance appointed Quentin Smith as marketing & communications manager with immediate effect. Smith joins from Old Mutual Asset Managers where he was investment communications manager.Man GroupThe hedge fund manager has appointed Miriam Tai has head of its consultant relations in the US. She will report to Raffaele Costa.She joins the firm from BlackRock, where she was director of global consultant relations. She has eight years of experience in financial services, having also worked at Barclays Global Investors and Goldman Sachs.Nomura The investment bank has added Sandor Hau as a managing director to head up high yield and distressed credit in the Americas. He comes to the bank from Goldman Sachs, where he was also a managing director. Share Tags: NULL CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS center_img whatsapp KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmlast_img read more

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Premier League : Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp named League manager of the…

first_img Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp was named League Managers’ Association (LMA) manager of the year on Monday after guiding the Merseyside club to their first top-flight title in 30 years.Klopp’s Liverpool side won the Premier League title with seven games to spare and they finished the season 18 points clear at the top of the table. Previous articleIPL 2020 : All you want to know about IPL 2020 schedule, rules players and franchise will follow this IPLNext articleFormula 1 Live : This F1 track in Mexico has turned into a drive-in-cinema Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football By Kunal Dhyani – July 28, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Football Football Premier League : Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp named League manager of the year by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickThe German coach pipped Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa, Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth and last year’s winner Chris Wilder of Sheffield United to the Alex Ferguson Trophy — named after the former Manchester United manager.“I’m absolutely delighted to be named the winner … for this wonderful Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy, named after a man that I admire so much,” Klopp said.“Everything we have accomplished at Liverpool this year couldn’t have been done without the superb input of my coaching staff; they make us a really special bunch of football brains.“I love to work with my coaches, my players and everyone at LFC and, of course, I am thankful for the support from all our wonderful Liverpool fans.”Bielsa landed the Championship award after guiding his side to the title and a return to the Premier League after an absence of 16 years.Chelsea Women’s boss Emma Hayes was named Women’s Super League manager of the year after helping the club to a league and League Cup double. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales begin second half in hope of equalizer; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Football PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India FootballEnglish Premier LeagueSport Football YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Football Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED TAGSBest Football Managers in the leagueLiverpool 2019-20 ChampionsPremier LeaguePremier league points table / Juergen Klopp SHARE Football Football Bengaluru ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023last_img read more

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Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society reports $2.4 million annual surplus

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm “If there is a surplus, why is the national church refusing to fund their OWN Native American Mission to the Lakota in South Dakota, a ministry amongst the poorest of the poor, and calling it moving them toward “self-determination”? This is shameful. I hope the leaders and the members of the budget committee don’t expect congratulations for thrift.“I live in on the Rez., and my priest friend serves one of The Episcopal Church’s Missions in South Dakota, and I know how challenging her ministry is and something about the great needs of the people in her churches. The amount of the surplus is the same amount Bishop John requested from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to support the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Mission in South Dakota. If the leaders and the members of the budget committee want to see Jesus, they should visit the Native American mission churches in South Dakota.” Or, perhaps he is out trying to become self-supporting.I reworked this from a friend’s reply here to the same article, because it is exactly what I wanted to say as I bit through my lip. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments (11) Brenda Dingwall says: Doug Desper says: [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City, Utah] Responding to financial reports by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society leadership showing yearly income exceeding expenses (or “surplus”) of nearly $2.4 million, The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, during its March 19-21 meeting here, adopted a resolution celebrating the financial stewardship of the society’s staff and management. The resolution acknowledges in particular the “consistent, visionary leadership” of Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy F. Sauls and Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer N. Kurt Barnes in reducing expenses and generating income.A presentation by Barnes on the meeting’s first day showed a preliminary net result (income less expenses) of $2.4 million in the churchwide budget for fiscal year 2014, the middle year of the 2013-2015 triennial budget.The surplus, which appears in budget lines overseen by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society management, represents “a better result than budgeted” for 2014, according to Barnes. “The strong financial position of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society comes through taking advantage of opportunities for revenue generation, as well substantial savings in operating expenses,” he said.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.Annual income exceeded projections by more than $2.5 million, primarily a result of unanticipated increases in: rental income generated by making more efficient use of space and the leasing of excess space at the Episcopal Church Center in New York; renegotiation of loans and lines of credit; and steady diocesan giving. Savings in operating expenses came primarily as a result of careful budget management by staff in every area: mission, administration and governance.These savings do not, however, equate with a reduced mission footprint, according to Sauls.“We are committed to being held accountable for measureable mission deliverables,” Sauls said, pointing to the recently released Report to the Church 2015, an online magazine published in January that illustrates the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s work to support local communities in The Episcopal Church working toward each of the Five Marks of Mission.“We are trying to lead the churchwide staff to a cultural shift toward mission and away from maintenance; toward service and away from regulation,” Sauls continued.“The purpose of a churchwide missionary society is the redistribution and targeting of our resources, both financial and personnel, to the parts of the body which, though financially poor, are among our richest communities in vision and creativity toward mission and have the most potential,” Sauls added. “The present financial picture shows a churchwide structure already living into a future that is mission-driven, Gospel-based, and rooted in ministry at the local level.”Reaction from Executive Council membersThe resolution recognizing the financial leadership of the staff originated with the Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee on World Mission. The full council adopted it unanimously on the final day of its meeting and several members later praised the financial standing of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.“A $2.4 million budget surplus indicates the careful oversight of spending, and careful financial stewardship of the Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer, and Kurt Barnes, [treasurer and chief financial officer],” said World Mission committee member and Diocese of Pennsylvania Bishop Provisional Clifton Daniel.“Many thanks are owed them for their vigilance, which frees additional funding for the growing missionary vision of this church,” Daniel said.Council member John Johnson, a General Convention deputy from the Diocese of Washington, agreed.“This surplus is great news for all Episcopalians. Excellent fiscal management and oversight of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society operations and programs demonstrates that we are a church of abundance and opportunity,” Johnson said.“Moving forward, I believe deputies to General Convention and other church leaders need to create a new strategic vision and mission for a renewed Episcopal Church focused on taking [the] church to the world and not the other way around,” Johnson added.Another council member, the Rev. Dahn Gandell of the Diocese of Rochester, said, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff “has done an excellent job managing the financial resources of our church. Net income has exceeded expenses in nine of the last 10 years due to increased revenue and expenses coming in under budget while still accomplishing the goals set by the General Convention and Executive Council.”“It is important that the church is aware of these successes and acknowledges Bishop Stacy Sauls and Kurt Barnes for their leadership and commitment to our church and its mission,” she said.Several council committee chairs used their final triennial reports to the council to praise a relationship between Domestic and Foreign Missionary staff and the council that they said had improved markedly over past triennia.Lelanda Lee, a General Convention deputy from the Diocese of Colorado and the chair of the council’s Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking, noted, “The [staff-council] collaboration has been very welcome and very effective.” Steve Hutchinson, a deputy from the Diocese of Utah and the chair of the council’s Joint Standing Committee on Governance and Administration for Mission, said that “the working relationship this triennium between the standing committees of council and the staff…[is] noticeably more engaged, constructive and helpful, and an improvement from the prior triennium.”As part of his report to council, Bishop Mark Hollingsworth of Ohio, chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission, praised the “skill, wisdom, creativity, and faith” of the staff members that have worked with his committee during the present triennium, all of whom “have been essential to the carrying out of our mission and activities.”Revenue generation and staff dispersalMultiple factors contributed to the generation of $40.6 million in revenue, more than $2.5 million beyond budget projections, during 2014. These include an unanticipated rise in giving as well as rental income that exceeded forecasts.The lease of unused floors of The Episcopal Church Center to outside tenants dates to 2009, but has increased markedly during the present triennium. Currently, five floors are fully leased by outside tenants. The leasing of space has been made possible, in part, by an initiative of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s management in the present triennium to base increasing numbers of staff outside New York.“We have made disbursing the staff to connect to local ministry a priority.  A side benefit has been the availability of additional space to rent to others,” said Sauls.In contrast to six years ago, when nearly all employees of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society lived in the New York metropolitan area and worked out of The Episcopal Church Center, at present approximately 45% of employees – including most mission staff – live and work elsewhere.“Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff members currently live and work in places as diverse as Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Minnesota, Dallas, Ohio, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Austin, and Buffalo,” said Samuel A. McDonald, deputy chief operating officer and director of mission. “In fact, as part of our international mission and identity, we also have staff living in places like Hong Kong, Panama, and Edinburgh.”“While revenue generation is one ancillary benefit of the staff’s disbursement, the primary virtue has been that it has allowed the staff to become more responsive and accountable to the wider church, more grounded in local conversations and context for mission, and – perhaps most importantly – more productive in measurable deliverables toward mission,” McDonald added.An increased mission footprintLike Sauls, McDonald noted that an accurate picture of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s mission footprint can be found in the Report to the Church 2015, which is available in English, Spanish and French on the website of The Episcopal Church. In addition to extensive narrative presentations, illustrations, and videos related to each of the mission marks, the report contains an extensive appendix detailing specifics of the society’s work in each of the church’s dioceses.Spanish and French translations of the report are also available online.“The Report to the Church is all about partnership, illustrating the impact of churchwide resources when matched with local efforts,” McDonald said. “It is organized according to the Five Marks of Mission because the work of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, like the triennial budget, is organized around those marks.”The 2013-2015 triennial budget of The Episcopal Church was organized according to the Five Marks of Mission for the first time ever after the idea and a model budget were proposed to the 77th General Convention by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.Sauls cited church planting as an example of a mission focus in which limited but strategically leveraged investments at the churchwide level have begun to return dividends in local contexts.“In the last triennium, there were eleven new church starts in all of The Episcopal Church, five of which were in Texas,” Sauls said. “Outside of Texas, there were just six new church starts, and the churchwide investment in this work was zero.“This triennium, so far, we have planted 38 new churches or ‘mission enterprise zones,’ which are clusters of congregations or communities working in evangelism contexts historically underserved by our church: youth and young adults, communities of color, poor and working-class communities, or communities with little church or religious background,” Sauls continued.“Approximately half of these are in Spanish-speaking contexts. We’ve done this by making available $1.8 million in grant money,” he said. “Through the miracle of partnerships – meaning matching funds from our partners, the dioceses – we’ve leveraged nearly $4 million toward these new church starts this triennium.”Other examples of mission expansion cited by Sauls include the Missionary Society’s successful push to double the size of the Young Adult Service Corps this triennium and increase its ethnic and socioeconomic diversity, and recent work toward financial sustainability for Province IX dioceses. At March 13-17 meeting of the House of Bishops, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society leaders announced that three Province IX dioceses (as opposed to the one originally planned) are on track to secure financial operation by 2019 thanks to partnership with the society.Sauls cited the inauguration in 2013 of the Diocesan Partnership Program as a turning point in building strong links between the Missionary Society and the dioceses. The program pairs each diocese with a member of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff in order to create an easy contact and point of accountability for mission deliverables.Each of these initiatives is covered in detail in the Report to the Church.“The name of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is nearly 200 years old, but as we seek to live fully into that name, it becomes clearer every day that a missionary society grounded outside itself is the future of churchwide organization,” Sauls said. “Churches that turn inward will die. Churches that turn outward will live abundantly.” Rector Belleville, IL Susan Folta says: A J Mallard says: Program Budget & Finance Kate Reeves says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm This announcement reads like a report to stockholders. It reports a surplus as though it is something to be celebrated. This, in a church where clergy addictions go unnoticed and/or untreated as recent arrests in Maryland and New York demonstrate; where clergy die (OC Maryland) because there is insufficient funding to install sprinkler systems in legacy buildings; where Native American missions in South Dakota, a ministry amongst the poorest of the poor, are left unfunded; and where the focus on using our resources to interrupt the school to jail pipeline has been blurred. Our extreme focus on creating surpluses instead of focusing on the transformative journey of following Jesus makes me questions if our leaderships has transitioned from following Jesus to following dollars. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Executive Council, Allen Hinman says: Deb Seles says: March 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm How is this Good News? How is planting only 38 churches and not directing funding to Navajoland and other missionary activities something to brag about? Our ambitions are too low and narrow. I remember a priest talking about a pastor in Africa who gave a poor fisherman the entirety of his congregation’s funds: $600 to buy a boat–because a brother in Christ asked for it. “I want to have that kind of faith,” he shared with us. I agree with A J Mallard: this is bad budgeting and poor evangelism planning. March 26, 2015 at 11:49 am My read of this says the Episcopal Church was blessed with increased Diocesan giving and the fortuitous rental of spare space leading to an income surplus of $2.5 million. At the end of the year, there was an overall surplus of 2.4 million. This means that expenses were just slightly over budget. O.K. But what I don’t understand is the congratulatory nature of this article. Bishop Sauls and Mr. Barnes did their jobs. I know how hard it is for my diocese to give its full ask. They rarely get congratulated. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society reports $2.4 million annual surplus Executive Council celebrates Missionary Society budget management, leadership of Sauls and Barnes Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ann Fontaine says: Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Submit an Event Listing March 25, 2015 at 1:20 pm I wonder how this is possible against the $3.4 million drawn off (in addition to the regular draw for program) principal of investments to fund the Development office – seems more like a $1million deficit. Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 25, 2015 at 10:13 am I participated in a mission trip last summer with my parish to the Rosebud Lakota Reservation and Episcopal Mission in town of (appropriately named) Mission, South Dakota. I know where this “surplus” can be spent – among the poorest of the poor – and neglected – and abused of our Native American population. And I agree with the commentator above that the report sounds more like it came from a “Fortune 500” company than an organization which is supposed to furthering the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Time to get re-grounded in scripture and spirituality, folks. You might start with Matthew Chapter 25, verses 31-46. 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Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 25, 2015 at 9:59 pm Obviously I no longer need to donate to the Episcopal Relief or any other part of the mission of the church–apparently the “mission” is now to accumulate wealth. Sickening. They should have a “surplus” of about 10 cents and the rest of that money should be put to use as intended in caring for the poor and the homeless and any others who are in need. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! Joel Watson says: Rector Knoxville, TN March 26, 2015 at 9:42 am Those who do not like “corporate” surplus and loss statements should explain their irrelevance to all the closed parishes and missions around the country. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags March 25, 2015 at 11:00 am Surplus is a strange concept for a church. The 2.4 million income over expenses may reflect bad budgeting as much as good stewardship. The 2015 budget includes no increase over the 2014 actuals, so can we expect another large surplus in 2015? Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events March 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm While I am no fan of many decisions undertaken in our names — and the upcoming General Convention is sure to test the patience, consciences, and loyalty of thousands of us — I have to say that it is a good thing to follow John Wesley’s advice (the Anglican reformer, you know the one who – with the Methodists enlivened the very stale Anglican faith). He said, “Earn all you can, give all you can, and SAVE ALL YOU CAN”. I have the full expectation that sound financial policy will do those three things. We face uncertain times. The stability of The Episcopal Church is not a sure thing (if you believe all the statistics and commentary and visible reality in the pews). We cannot leave missional commitments dangling due to a lack of ability to fund them if the chips are down and some emergent problem arises; which it surely will. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ General Convention, March 27, 2015 at 6:58 pm TEC, as recently reported, has spent $40+ Million dollars on litigation against departing churches and dioceses. This is disgraceful.Fair and amicable offers of settlements have all been refused by KJS in favor of punitive retributions and costly litigation.Reconciliation indeed. 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Below average rainfall in September may be offset by Hurricane Michael

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSHurricane MichaelRainfallSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleHurricane Michael intensifies to Category 2Next articleNew festival brings two days of cultural and international entertainment, food, and film to Central Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR District provides an update on rainfall, aquifer and surface water conditions as Hurricane Michael approaches the panhandle From the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District recently presented data that provided a snapshot of rainfall, aquifer and surface water conditions across the district’s 18-county service area.As Hurricane Michael approaches Florida, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory along the coast and along portions of the St. Johns River Basin around the times of high tide, due to high astronomical tides. This advisory affects the lower St. Johns River basin in the northeast Florida region.Below-average rainfall has decreased surface water flow across the district. By the end of September, surface water flow decreased and dropped into the low range in the headwaters of the St. Johns River and in Orlando-area tributaries. Surface water flow also dropped into the average range further downstream in the St. Johns River Basin. The tidally influenced river near Jacksonville was in the very low range, dominated by the incoming Oct. 1 tide.September rainfall was well below average across the district. As a result, the 12-month rainfall totals are now near the long-term average, after being well above average for many months. Coastal counties had the largest rainfall deficits during September. St. Johns, Flagler, Brevard and Indian River all had deficits of greater than 4.5 inches compared to the monthly rainfall average.Aquifer conditions remain high. At the end of September, Upper Floridan aquifer conditions remained mostly in the high range, with normal conditions measured in Nassau, Duval and northern St. Johns counties. In fact, groundwater levels in more than half of the wells used to generate data and maps are still in the 90th percentile or higher, meaning that for all the measurements ever taken, only about 10 percent of the time have levels been higher.With many parts of Florida saturated from earlier rainfall, the district developed a one-stop online resource at www.sjrwmd.com/localgovernments/flooding. The webpage features information and links to flood statements and warnings, river stages, and local government emergency contacts in the district’s 18-county region.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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No.66 Lanman Hutong Renovation / BWAO

first_imgCopyHouses, Refurbishment•Xicheng Qu, China China CopyAbout this officeBao Wei Architecture OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBeijingBaoweiXicheng QuChinaPublished on August 03, 2017Cite: “No.66 Lanman Hutong Renovation / BWAO” 02 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Bao Wei+ 41 Share ArchDaily Manufacturers: DBS, MeichaoSave this picture!© Bao WeiText description provided by the architects. No.66 Lanman Hutong Renovation is sited in a typical courtyard that is occupied and shared by many households. This project started with two traditional houses and one privately-built house. The traditional houses are located to the south and are built with timber roof structures that rest on lateral brick walls. However, there is only lighting from the north, without any southern exposure. The privately-built structure is located to the north and needs to be reconstructed.Save this picture!© Bao WeiWest house is reserved for the hosts. It was inserted with a volume that extends the living space from within. The interior space is reshaped by programs that are situated along the edges, such as a triangular cabinet, a sitting window area, and a bathroom. A small kitchen volume is attached with this living volume via a transparent roof canopy at the top, separated by a public passageway. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanEast house is reprogrammed for their son’s home and studio. A full rectilinear volume is inserted into the east house, partitioning it into a studio on the ground floor and a bedroom on the second floor, maximizing its spatial potential. A large working desk dominates the studio space to the north, with a wide open glass window looking to the north wall. Surrounding the old date tree that grows to the east of the house, a volume is attached to hold a small sitting space that overlooks the tree and a bathroom that can be closed off entirely. This volume also serves as a small terrace that can be accessed from the east window of the bedroom on the 2nd floor.Save this picture!© Bao WeiSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Bao WeiThe house to the north is designated as the dining room that can be shared by both houses. Since it is very close to the east house (only a 1m wide public passageway), it’s impossible to get light through a wall mounted window. As a result, the south wall of the dining room is completely sealed off for service area, open counter and cabinet as such, with only a 750 square opening for ventilation. Rather, a full-sized clerestory window is introduced to get full access to natural light to the south. This 3mx1.1m single-paned window not only brings maximum light to the space, but also frames the sky, the old tree, and the roof of the traditional house into the picture. An entrance door and a small high window are opened on west wall, the latter of which brings the tree canopy in the neighboring courtyard into the view. With all these different views, the dining room has become a spiritual citadel for family activities rather than merely serving as a place to dine.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Bao WeiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Bao WeiSave this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessAna House / Kochi Architect’s StudioSelected ProjectsBrick House / Andrew Burges ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876933/n6-lanman-hutong-renovation-bwao Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Housescenter_img “COPY” Year:  No.66 Lanman Hutong Renovation / BWAOSave this projectSaveNo.66 Lanman Hutong Renovation / BWAO No.66 Lanman Hutong Renovation / BWAO Architects: Bao Wei Architecture Office Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Bao Wei Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876933/n6-lanman-hutong-renovation-bwao Clipboard Area:  66 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017last_img read more

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Swiss foundation makes its first major grants

first_imgSwiss foundation makes its first major grants AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Starr International Foundation, a charitable organisation based in Switzerland established this year, has announced its first major grants. It has made a $4 million grant to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to support international humanitarian work and a $1 million grant to support various charities in Switzerland.The foundation supports a broad range of educational, environmental, artistic,cultural, medical, humanitarian and other charitable institutions in Switzerland and around the world. It is the successor tothe Starr International Charitable Trust, which was founded in 1971 by Starr International Company, Inc.The Foundation is the sole stockholder of Starr International AG, a Swiss charitable corporation that holds all of the authorized shares of non-voting common stock of Starr International. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 December 2006 | News The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of Otto Saxer (President), former CEO of Swiss Mobiliar; John C. Whitehead, former co-chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, chairman of Starr International and the retired chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc.Dr. Saxer said: “We are very happy to have the Foundation up and running, and to support through this initiative the provision of the best medical care to impoverished communities, particularly in Africa and Asia. We are confident that the Foundation will be an important European philanthropic organisation in the years ahead.”  41 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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100,000 Square Foot Farm Planned for Near West Indianapolis

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jul 16, 2013 Home Indiana Agriculture News 100,000 Square Foot Farm Planned for Near West Indianapolis Previous articleBusy Master Farmers Count on FamilyNext articleNew Mobile App Available Through Pioneer Field360 Services Gary Truitt 100,000 Square Foot Farm Planned for Near West Indianapolis  It was announced that BrightFarms, Inc. is building a 100,000 square foot greenhouse farm in Indianapolis, Indiana. The state-of-the-art, hydroponic greenhouse will be built in partnership with the Westside Community Development Corporation (WCDC). The farm will grow up to 1 million pounds of local produce per year, including tomatoes, lettuces, and herbs, further advancing the redevelopment of Near West Indianapolis by strengthening the local economy and dramatically increasing local food production.Led by the WCDC, the Michigan Street Corridor has become a redevelopment hub, connecting commercial revitalization to residents of the community. BrightFarms joins five new businesses, locating in this section of Near West Indianapolis. The nearly 5-acre parcel of land on which the farm will be built, at 2219 W. Michigan Street, has been vacant since 1996.BrightFarms builds greenhouses at or near supermarkets, growing a meaningful supply of fresh, healthy, local produce on a year-round basis. The company is dedicated to improving the health of the planet by growing sustainably and to the health of society by increasing access to fresh produce. The 100,000 square foot farm will create up to 25 green collar jobs and grow millions of pounds of produce that conserves natural resources and is thousands of miles fresher for the greater Indianapolis community. The company is actively negotiating its local retail partner.Today, Mayor Ballard, Lieutenant Governor Ellspermann, ISDA Director Gina Sheets, Executive Director of the WCDC Phil Votaw and BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot announced plans for the farm, which will be completed in 2014.“This announcement will bring about help bring many positive changes to this neighborhood,” says Mayor Greg Ballard. “The investment in this community by BrightFarms will help promote healthy living by providing fresh fruits and vegetables, provide new jobs and add to the growing list of projects that are helping to revitalize this neighborhood.”“Bright Farms brings to life the notion of locally grown produce and urban agriculture at its finest,” says Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann. “We’re grateful they’ve chosen Indiana as a business hub, and we welcome their sustainable practices and commitment to healthier options for consumers.”“This innovation on Indy’s Westside is about more than the one million pounds of food that will be produced each year; it is a testament to our community’s ongoing growth and our collective efforts for neighborhood revitalization,” says Congressman André Carson. “BrightFarms will not only ensure better access to fresh produce and tackle issues of hunger in Indianapolis, it will strengthen our local economy and bring much-needed jobs to the people that call this community home. Today is a big win for our city.”“We are very pleased to have BrightFarms opening this facility in Indiana,” says ISDA Director Gina Sheets. “Our state is already a wonderful business destination and particularly in the agribusiness industry, the prospects have never looked brighter. The job creation, the technological innovation and of course the introduction of another top-notch operation and product into the Indiana food business are all very welcome developments for our state’s economy.” Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Senate Ag Committee Leaders Urge Swift Implementation of Disaster Aid, Farm…

first_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleIndiana Farmer Reelected to NPPC CommitteeNext articleGovernor Appoints State Fair Board and Commission Members Hoosier Ag Today Monday, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement agricultural provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act in a timely, transparent, and producer-friendly way.“In order to help agriculture producers recover from recent disasters, Secretary Perdue and the Agriculture Department now have additional tools and responsibilities,” Roberts said. “We look forward to continue working closely with USDA as they implement disaster assistance and changes to permanent programs and risk management tools.”“In the recent budget agreement, we worked together to pass legislation that provided much needed assistance for Michigan dairy farmers,” said Senator Stabenow. “It is now up to USDA to move swiftly so our farmers can get the relief they need.”Last month, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which included additional support for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from natural disasters. The law also strengthened USDA’s permanent disaster assistance programs and provided enhancements to risk management tools for cotton and dairy producers. The changes included in the Bipartisan Budget Act help set the stage for Congress to write the 2018 Farm Bill.In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the Senators set expectations for USDA to implement these important changes quickly and consistently with similar programs.The full text of the letter is below.Dear Secretary Perdue:We appreciate the support that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Department) provides to producers impacted by natural disasters.  We encourage the Department’s timely, transparent, and producer-friendly implementation of the disaster authorities and assistance recently provided in Public Law 115-123, The Bipartisan Budget Act.The Farm Service Agency (FSA) should provide producers reasonable time to evaluate and sign up for programs. Disaster assistance should be administered expeditiously and consistently with comparable previous disaster programs and permanent programs authorized in the Agriculture Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), including compliance with applicable payment limitations, adjusted gross income limits, and conservation requirements.  The FSA should provide adequate staff to impacted areas, update employee training and technology resources, and minimize administrative costs during implementation.During the program sign up period, producers should be informed that they are required to purchase two years of federal crop insurance coverage administered by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) or two years of coverage under the noninsured crop disaster assistance program administered by the FSA. Similar to previous disaster programs, producers should be required to purchase buy up coverage above the catastrophic level. Finally, the RMA should continue to work with producers of affected crops to expand and improve crop insurance policies.We encourage you to keep the Senate Agriculture Committee informed of the implementation of these provisions, as well as enhancements to risk management tools for cotton and dairy producers. FSA should operate these programs, in a producer-friendly manner and consistent with the timelines in the Bipartisan Budget Act, which includes Margin Protection Program coverage for the full 2018 calendar year. Senate Ag Committee Leaders Urge Swift Implementation of Disaster Aid, Farm Safety Net Improvements Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Ag Committee Leaders Urge Swift Implementation of Disaster Aid, Farm Safety… By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 5, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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2016 World Press Freedom Index: a “deep and disturbing” decline in media freedom

first_img Condemning abusesReports and statistics Organisation April 13, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 2016 World Press Freedom Index: a “deep and disturbing” decline in media freedom The 2016 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, which Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will publish on 20 April, shows that there has been a deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom at both the global and regional levels. Ever since the 2013 index, Reporters Without Borders has been calculating indicators of the overall level of media freedom violations in each of the world’s regions and worldwide. The higher the figure, the worse the situation. The global indicator has gone from 3719 points last year to 3857 points this year, a 3.71% deterioration. The decline since 2013 is 13.6%. The many reasons for this decline in freedom of information include the increasingly authoritarian tendencies of governments in countries such as Turkey and Egypt, tighter government control of state-owned media, even in some European countries such as Poland, and security situations that have become more and more fraught, in Libya and Burundi, for example, or that are completely disastrous, as in Yemen. The survival of independent news coverage is becoming increasingly precarious in both the state and privately-owned media because of the threat from ideologies, especially religious ideologies, that are hostile to media freedom, and from large-scale propaganda machines. Throughout the world, “oligarchs” are buying up media outlets and are exercising pressure that compounds the pressure already coming from governments. All of the Index’s indicators show a decline from 2013 to 2016. This is especially the case for infrastructure. Some governments do not hesitate to suspend access to the Internet or even to destroy the premises, broadcast equipment or printing presses of media outlets they dislike. The infrastructure indicator fell 16% from 2013 to 2016. The legislative framework has registered an equally marked decline. Many laws have been adopted penalizing journalists on such spurious charges as “insulting the president,” “blasphemy” or “supporting terrorism.” Growing self-censorship is the knock-on effect of this alarming situation. The “media environment and self-censorship” indicator has fallen by more than 10% from 2013 to 2016. Every continent has seen its score decline. The Americas have plunged 20.5%, above all as a result of the impact of physical attacks and murders targeting journalists in Mexico and Central America. Europe and the Balkans declined 6.5%, above all because of the growing influence of extremist movements and ultraconservative governments. The Central Asia/Eastern Europe region’s already bad score deteriorated by 5% as a result of the increasingly glacial environment for media freedom and free speech in countries with authoritarian regimes. Published by Reporters Without Borders annually since 2002, the World Press Freedom Index measures the level of freedom available to journalists in 180 countries using the following criteria – pluralism, media independence, media environment and self-censorship, legislative environment, transparency, infrastructure, and abuses. See the 2016 World Press Freedom Index on the RSF.org website from 20 April onwards. RSF_en The 2016 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, which Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will publish on 20 April, shows that there has been a deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom at both the global and regional levels. Reports Condemning abusesReports and statistics Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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County Reports 830 New COVID-19 Cases on Friday; No New Local Infections Listed

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena County health officials on Sunday reported 830 new cases of the coronavirus and four additional deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 299,760 cases with 6,993 fatalities.Locally, no new cases and no additional deaths were reported.The number of new cases is usually lower on the weekend due to reporting delays.The county reported 2,173 new cases on Saturday, 2,773 on Friday, and 3,600 on Thursday, with those numbers attributed to the resolution of a technical glitch that delayed the release of a large number of test results over the previous several days.Hospitalizations, which have remained below the 800 mark for several weeks, ticked up slightly from 770 to 785, 29 percent of whom were in intensive care units, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.Locally, 19 people were being treated at Huntington Hospital.Officials said more than 3,029,000 individuals in the county have been tested, with 9 percent testing positive.Also Friday, county officials lifted restrictions on some businesses.The revisions allowed the reopening of indoor personal-care businesses, such as tattoo parlors and massage-therapy shops.The county also cleared the way for outdoor family entertainment centers to open, including go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses, and batting cages.A program that allows schools to resume in-person instruction for high-need and English-learning students was also expanded Friday. That program previously allowed schools to bring such students, up to 10 percent of a school’s overall enrollment, back to campus. That limit is now being increased to 25 percent,Supervisor Kathryn Barger said, “so more students and youth can have access to their teachers and the on-site support systems that are so critical for their growth and for their education.”County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that as of last week, 986 schools were taking part in that program, with nearly 35,000 students now receiving in-person instruction and nearly 20,000 teachers and staff back on campuses. Those changes in the county’s health officer order are expected to be finalized Friday.The county is also revising its order to ease restrictions on wineries and breweries. Customers will no longer be required to make reservations one day in advance to visit a winery or brewery, and wineries will no longer be required to sell food along with alcohol. Subscribe 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 * Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Community News County Reports 830 New COVID-19 Cases on Friday; No New Local Infections Listed CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 3:29 am CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment 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. More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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