Six decades after it closed, a Bristol church will re-open…

first_img Posted Jan 16, 2018 Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Six decades after it closed, a Bristol church will re-open as youth mission resource center Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] A church in the center of the west of England port city of Bristol is to re-open 65 years after it was closed. Once it re-opens in the Autumn, St Nicholas’ Church will focus on engaging with young people who don’t currently go to church, and will act as what the diocese is calling a “Resourcing Church,” serving the wider city and assisting future church plants. It will be led by the Rev. Toby Flint, currently the lead pastor at London’s Holy Trinity Brompton, home of the Alpha Course and a significant participant in church plants.Read the entire article here. Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Marrom House / Isay Weinfeld

first_img “COPY” Marrom House / Isay Weinfeld CopyHouses•Sao Paulo, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35661/marrom-house-isay-weinfeld Clipboard 2004 “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/35661/marrom-house-isay-weinfeld Clipboard Marrom House / Isay WeinfeldSave this projectSaveMarrom House / Isay Weinfeld Houses Text description provided by the architects. This is a 4-level house built for a family of 4 – a couple and 2 teenage kids. Very informal people, they wanted a warm, comfortable house where they could all host friends and have fun together. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000From the street a few steps up, one enters the house on ground level. Wide living areas – sitting, dining and TV rooms – were designed all in succession and open onto the garden, the patio and even the pool so as to allow for full integration between spaces, and interaction between guests. Save this picture!Privacy is yet possible to get in this house, as large doors may slide out from recesses in the walls and separate rooms as necessary. Save this picture!Family bedrooms and a private sitting room were placed on the first floor, while roof top was turned into a large terrace for overview of the surroundings.Project gallerySee allShow lessPakistan Pavillion for Shanghai World ExpoArticlesMuseum of Nature and Science / MorphosisArticles Share Brazil Projects Architects: Isay Weinfeld Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!+ 15 Share CopyAbout this officeIsay WeinfeldOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHouses3D ModellingSão PauloSao PauloBrazilPublished on September 21, 2009Cite: “Marrom House / Isay Weinfeld” 21 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Marrom住宅 / Isay Weinfeld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

Ducks for Change supported by mobile app game

first_imgDucks for Change supported by mobile app game The Ducks for Change fundraising campaign for disadvantaged children is being promoted by an interactive mobile app game ‘Ducks for Change: River Dash”.Ducks for Change is a fundraising campaign by the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People (formerly known as Hilton in the Community Foundation), in which a variety of novelty toy ducks made by and donated by Eastman are sold in Hilton hotels for charity .You can buy intrepid emergency service ducks, fairytale characters, festival-goers and more. Many of the toy ducks, in keeping with the ethos of the Foundation, reflect aspirational career choices for young people such as chef, fire fighter and pilot ducks. The sets are sold for £5 or €6, with at least £1 or €1 going to charitable courses.The app was launched at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, and featured the introduction of a new duck designed by a student from the school as part of a contest sponsored by the Foundation.Simon Sheehan, Director of DMTFYP, said:“When we launched the first set of ducks in 2010, we had no idea just how popular they would become!“Five years later, we have created a wide range of different ducks and sold thousands of boxes around Europe. We knew it was time for the ducks to take the next step, and a mobile game that would allow our duck fans to interact with their favourite characters seemed like the perfect choice.”The Eastman and the Foundation relationship started in 2013, and has evolved to include product supply, marketing support and collaboration to create the new app. Ducks for Change: River Dash is the first in a series of mobile games to be developed through the collaboration. Each game will feature Ducks for Change characters as they go on a variety of adventures.‘Ducks for Change: River Dash‘ is available as a free download through the iTunes App Store and the GooglePlay store. 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 Photo: Ducks for Change app – by Paul Rogers, Pellier Noir – www.pelliernoir.com Howard Lake | 17 July 2015 | News  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: app corporate Fundinglast_img read more

Government announces data protection bill to bring GDPR into in UK law

first_imgGovernment announces data protection bill to bring GDPR into in UK law Melanie May | 8 August 2017 | News The government intends to give the public greater control over their personal data including the right to be forgotten in a new Bill that will bring the GDPR into UK law, it has said in a statement of intent announced by Digital Minster Matt Hancock.Under the plans, individuals will have more control over their data by having the right to be forgotten and to ask for their personal data to be erased. This will also include social media channels. The government also intends to make default opt-out or pre-selected ‘tick boxes a thing of the past.According to the Digital Minister, businesses will be supported to ensure they are able to manage and secure data properly, and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be given more power to defend consumer interests and issue higher fines, of up to £17 million or 4 per cent of global turnover, in cases of the most serious data breaches.The statement of intent states that the Data Protection Bill will:Make it simpler to withdraw consent for the use of personal dataAllow people to ask for their personal data held by companies to be erasedEnable parents and guardians to give consent for their child’s data to be usedRequire ‘explicit’ consent to be necessary for processing sensitive personal dataExpand the definition of ‘personal data’ to include IP addresses, internet cookies and DNAUpdate and strengthen data protection law to reflect the changing nature and scope of the digital economyMake it easier and free for individuals to require an organisation to disclose the personal data it holds on themMake it easier for customers to move data between service providersNew criminal offences will also be created ‘to deter organisations from either intentionally or recklessly creating situations where someone could be identified from anonymised data’ says the statement.The government also intends to make data protection rules clearer for those who handle data and to make them more accountable for the data they process with the priority on personal privacy rights. Organisations carrying out high-risk data processing will have to to carry out impact assessments to understand the risks involved.Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital said:“Our measures are designed to support businesses in their use of data, and give consumers the confidence that their data is protected and those who misuse it will be held to account.“The new Data Protection Bill will give us one of the most robust, yet dynamic, set of data laws in the world. The Bill will give people more control over their data, require more consent for its use, and prepare Britain for Brexit. We have some of the best data science in the world and this new law will help it to thrive.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: data protection GDPR 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.  130 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, said:“We are pleased the government recognises the importance of data protection, its central role in increasing trust and confidence in the digital economy and the benefits the enhanced protections will bring to the public.”Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy & Research at the Institute of Fundraising, also commented:“We welcome today’s announcement which will help to ensure that the UK is leading the way in data protection in the digital age. The relationship between charities and their supporters is vital for the good work that they do. Being honest and transparent in respecting individuals’ communication preferences is at the heart of charities communicating effectively with supporters and are the building blocks for strong relationships between the public and the causes they support.“Charities are working hard in recent years to make sure that their donors have the best possible experience of fundraising, including preparing for many of these new legislative requirements. We look forward to the publication of the Bill and working to ensure that any issues specifically affecting charity fundraisers are considered in the new legislation.”  129 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Although injured, Congolese reporter denied release and medical care pending appeal

first_img February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedViolence Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe was badly beaten by the governor’s bodyguards when they arrested him on the governor’s orders as he was covering a protest by disgruntled government employees in Mbandaka, the provincial capital, on 27 February.The governor accused Iwewe of calling him a “thief” during his coverage of the protest for Radio Télé Sarah (RTS), a local TV station owned by a former governor who is the current governor’s leading challenger in today’s gubernatorial elections in the DRC.According to a medical report seen by RSF, Iwewe is suffering from contusions to the head, chest and genitals that need further examination and treatment “in an appropriate medical centre.”Although he has appealed against the one-year prison sentence that he received two days after his arrest on a charge of insulting the governor, the authorities have neither released him provisionally nor authorized his transfer to a hospital for the treatment he needs.“It is unacceptable that this journalist, who was arrested, beaten and summarily sentenced to a long jail term, continues to be deprived of both his freedom and appropriate medical attention while his assailants go unpunished,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “With a decision on his appeal due by the end of the week, we urge the authorities to end this persecution, so that he can be freed from prison and seek medical attention.”The DRC’s new president, Félix Tshisekedi, gave an encouraging signal in his inaugural address on 24 January when he said he wanted the media to become a “real fourth estate.” A complete break is needed with the practices that prevailed under his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, regarded by RSF as one of Africa’s worst press freedom predators.However, the past few weeks have seen attacks on media outlets and journalists, especially by the new president’s supporters. Iwewe is the first journalist to arbitrarily receive a prison sentence under the new presidentThe DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a TV journalist who needs medical attention for the injuries he received when arrested a month ago by the bodyguards of the governor of Equateur province, in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Crédit : Steeve Iwewe News News Help by sharing this information center_img to go further RSF_en Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Protecting journalists ImprisonedViolence February 16, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo February 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation March 26, 2019 Although injured, Congolese reporter denied release and medical care pending appeal Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Newslast_img read more

Another predator falls

first_img RSF_en News News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News October 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another predator falls to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrestcenter_img Organisation On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders notes Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s death today, two months after his 42 years of dictatorial rule were brought to an end when Tripoli was taken on 23 August. Col. Gaddafi was one of the leading holders of the “Predator of Press Freedom” title that Reporters Without Borders began bestowing after its creation in 1985.We pay tribute to the victims of his oppressive regime, to the journalists he imprisoned and to the five journalists killed in Libya since March 2011. The death of a dictator should not mean that investigations are abandoned and that impunity is perpetuated. We hope that this turning point in Libya’s political history will also mark the beginning of renewal in its media.According to a Reporters Without Borders’ tally, five journalists have been killed, 32 have been imprisoned, eight have been briefly detained, 15 have been kidnapped and 30 have been forced to leave the country since the start of the rebellion on 15 February. Follow the news on Libya February 23, 2021 Find out more June 24, 2020 Find out more December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Community Leaders Took Over Pasadena Unified Schools as Principals For a Day on Wednesday

first_img More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Students at 27 different PUSD campuses were greeted by “new” principals Wednesday in celebration of the Pasadena Education Foundation’s annual “Principal for a Day Event” that gives community leaders the opportunity to spend a morning with a school principal to better understand their complex roles, and get perspective on the school system from within.Since 2006, more than 325 community leaders have participated in this program used to build stronger relationships among schools, businesses, and the wider community.“Principal for a Day creates a means for impactful collaboration between the business community and Pasadena Unified schools,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “It connects the talent, resources and great ideas of the Pasadena area with school leaders, teachers and students to create new solutions and promote innovation and growth that will continue making PUSD a top choice in education.”Molly Munger was John Muir High School’s Principal for a day and served as this year’s “Principal for a Day” keynote speaker. Munger is a Founding Co-director of Advancement Project, a public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement.“Everybody’s doing a good job right now with what we’ve got. We are on the upswing. We are making magic happen for kids everyday,” said Munger.Munger is an alumni of the Pasadena Unified. She attended McKinley School and graduated from John Muir High School in 1966.“In the amazing, well-funded, interracial schools I was lucky enough to attend — McKinley and Muir — I learned things I have never forgotten,” said Munger.Munger was joined by Congressional Gold Medal recipient and member of the Little Rock Nine, Dr. Terrance Roberts, in a town hall-style forum on education and civil rights with senior government students at John Muir High earlier in the morning.“My main hope for students is that they will understand that they have agency. They can make decisions and choices about who they are in this society,” Roberts said. “They can equip themselves with a higher level of awareness about our past with hope that they will be able to make decisions that are the kinds of decisions that will support them building a stronger foundation — not just for themselves — but all the people they happen to come in contact with over the years.”Robert’s role in the Little Rock Nine made history on September 25, 1957 when nine African-American students risked their lives to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas under the protection of the Arkansas National Guard to test the strength of the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education that struck down racial segregation in public schools.He offered advice to the young adults and answered questions pertaining to success, civil rights and education based on his personal experiences.“This is an opportunity for them to experience the kind of strength they have and maybe don’t even know about,” said Roberts.This year guest principals included Mike DeHilster, Program Officer of Pasadena Community Foundation; Jamila Hunter, Network Development Executive of ABC Television Network; Elizabeth Jones, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Educational Advancement; PaulLittle, CEO and President of Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and several other local business leaders and community members participated as well.“I really believe in the power of our public schools,” said Harrison Tang.CEO and Co-Founder, Spokeo, Inc. and John Marshall Fundamental School’s principal for a day.“The entire experience was very rewarding,” said Dawn O’Keeffe, Co-Owner, Blue Field Productions and Benjamin Franklin Elementary principal for a day.The mission of the Pasadena Educational Foundation is to support, enhance, and supplement the programs, initiatives, and priorities of the PUSD, according to their website.The PEF works to build excellence in the public schools of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre through operating and supporting enriching and creative educational through events like “Principal for a Day”.Until next year, schools will be back in session with their regular principals as usual.“I love this place and I love seeing it in good hands,” said Munger, looking around the Muir campus. 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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. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Education Community Leaders Took Over Pasadena Unified Schools as Principals For a Day on Wednesday By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 6:37 pmlast_img read more

New COVID-19 Infections in Pasadena Still Decreasing

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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. Make a comment Community News New COVID-19 Infections in Pasadena Still Decreasing 2 nursing home residents succumb to the virus; city lowers flags to honor 500,000 U.S. victims By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, February 22, 2021 | 4:28 pm <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Officials added two additional COVID-19 fatalities to Pasadena’s death toll on Monday, although new infections in the city remained relatively low and continued trending down.Eleven new infections were detected on Monday, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.The two latest victims who lost their lives to the virus were both residents of a nursing home, she said.Over the prior week, Pasadena recorded an average of 16.6 COVID-19 infections daily, according to city data. A rate that low had not been seen since early November.At Huntington Hospital, officials reported treating 57 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, with 13 of them being cared for in intensive care units. The hospital’s number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has declined steadily since mid-January.Meanwhile, Pasadena city officials ordered flags outside city buildings to be flown at half staff in remembrance of the 500,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. as of Monday, in concert with a federal order to the same effect issued by President Joe Biden.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer paused to reflect on the news that the U.S. had surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths as of Monday.“I do want to start today’s update recognizing the heartbreaking loss of life from this deadly virus,” she said. “Half a million people have passed away across our nation, and here in L.A. County, we’re approaching the terrible milestone of 20,000 deaths. Let us remember and honor all those who have passed with a moment of silence.’”She went on to announce another 21 COVID-19 deaths in the county, reflecting a typically low number for Mondays due to reporting lags from the weekend. The new deaths pushed the county’s cumulative death toll since the pandemic began to 19,904.Ferrer also announced 943 new cases — also a reduced number due to weekend delays in tallying numbers. As of Monday, a total of 1,181,403 cases were confirmed in Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic about a year ago.Case numbers, infection rates and hospitalizations continue to tumble from the highs seen during the winter surge. Ferrer noted the current seven-day average of daily new cases has dropped to about 1,600, from an early January peak of more than 15,000 per day.The county’s COVID transmission rate — or the average number of people a COVID patient infects with the virus — dropped to 0.76, down from 0.81 a week ago. The county currently estimates that one in every 730 residents, excluding those who are in quarantine or isolation, are infected with the virus and capable of spreading it. That’s an improvement from last week’s estimate of one in every 460.According to state figures, there were 2,146 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID, with 660 in intensive care. That’s a roughly 75% drop from the more than 8,000 hospitalizations reported in early January.“This wasn’t a miracle, and this significant drop in our case numbers reflects actions and choices taken by millions of residents, workers and employers,” Ferrer said. “Should we continue to see less cases, we can move forward in our recovery, as lower case rates allow for other sector reopenings.”She warned, however, that conditions could still worsen, adding that this is the week the county could start seeing a spike in cases from Super Bowl Sunday and Presidents’ Day weekend, if people ignored warnings against gatherings.“We hope that persons chose to celebrate the Super Bowl and the Presidens’ Day weekend safely, with members of their own household,” she said.“We don’t want to lose any ground in slowing the spread of the virus, especially as we now have some children and school staff returning to our classrooms,” Ferrer said.At the state level, public health officials reported 4,665 new infections and 233 new deaths on Monday, bringing the statewide totals to 3,446,611 cases of COVID-19 and 49,338 fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week was recorded at 3%, while the 14-day average was 3.3%, representing the lowest rate since Nov. 6, according to the California Department of Public Health.As of Monday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s total COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s deaths.City News Service contributed to this report.Related:Coronavirus Cases Drop Steadily at Huntington Hospital Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News 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 Showtimescenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Your email address will not be published. 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Irish Water claims that Limerick pipe treatment chemical is safe

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “WHAT we are proposing to do is safe”.That was the message from Irish Water to local councillors this week when the company explained its plans to run a pilot orthophosphate treatment programme in Limerick.Irish Water officials briefed public representatives this Monday on their plans to reduce lead levels in the city’s drinking water supply. A proposed pilot programme in partnership with the Council, will see an orthophosphate treatment plant added at Limerick City Water Treatment Plant.The programme has the approval of the Health Service Authority (HSE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).According to Irish Water, orthophosphate is a food grade product, normally used in the food and beverage industry, and is safe for human consumption. They claim there is 500 times more phosphorus in a glass of milk than there is in a glass of water that has had the chemical added to it.Irish Water also makes out that the average person takes in between 1,000 and 2,000 milligrammes of phosphorus daily, and the amount which would relate to water treated with orthophosphate would be three milligrammes.Head of asset management at Irish Water, Jerry Grant, maintains that orthophosphate treatment addresses the public health objective in reducing the level of lead dissolved into water passing through lead pipework.“By doing so, it’s possible to reduce lead consumptions levels in a safe way and I would like to reassure people in Limerick that what we are proposing to do is safe. This is not a new method of reducing lead levels. It is, in fact, already being done in many countries for many years,” Mr Grant explained.“One other key element of this pilot programme is to study the environmental effect of its introduction in Ireland. Our expectation, based on the experience in other countries, is that orthophosphate treatment will continue as a mitigation measure for as long as lead pipes remain in properties.“Limerick was chosen as the pilot project because of the high level of properties with lead service pipes and also because the waste water is not discharged into an inland fresh water river or waterway”, he said. Previous articleInformation evening on proposed N21 Adare Western Approach Improvement SchemeNext articleMayor welcomes international students to LIT Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsIrish Water claims that Limerick pipe treatment chemical is safeBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2015 822 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img TAGSEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)Health Service Authority (HSE)Irish Waterlimerick Email Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

TMS Sells Originations Business to AmeriSave

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago New-York based fintech and mortgage company The Money Source Inc. (TMS) announced that it had sold its originations business to Atlanta-based AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation. According to the agreement, AmeriSave will assume TMS’ offices in Plano, Texas and Chandler, Arizona. TMS said that AmeriSave would also welcome TMS employees associated with this business into its fold.“This is a perfect fit. AmeriSave brings years of delivering a truly exceptional, tech-forward experience to homeowners during originations as we do at TMS in servicing customers for the life of the loan,” said Darius Mirshahzadeh, CEO of TMS. “We feel good knowing that they will take great care of our customers and our people while we double down on being the world’s best servicer.”For AmeriSave, the acquisition marks the company’s efforts to scale its loan originations business with the company expected to generate an originations volume of $1.5 billion in 2019 through this business.“We are excited to welcome the TMS originations team and business to AmeriSave,” said President Mike Berte. “While we had a strong 2018, this acquisition kickstarts 2019, allowing us to expand our market share, add talented mortgage professionals in two terrific markets, and help more people realize the dream of homeownership.”TMS said that the acquisition was a strategic move for the company as it moved its focus to servicing through its customer service platform Servicing Intelligence Made Easy (SIME), and take a vertical approach to its core businesses. “We are widely recognized as having the most advanced subservicing technology platform in the business,” said Mirshahzadeh. “Transitioning originations to a pro like AmeriSave makes perfect business sense. Now, we can champion our clients’ success and deliver what the industry so desperately needs–a world-class customer servicing platform and stellar loan performance–that we at TMS are so uniquely positioned to deliver.”For the last 1o years, AmeriSave has invested heavily in its propriety technology creating a highly automated loan originations system that removes the friction that customers typically experience while obtaining a mortgage. Recently, the company has embarked on significant expansion plans that include attracting top talent and considering other acquisitions. Tagged with: AmeriSave Business loans Originations TMS Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 11, 2019 2,798 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Previous: D.C.’s Address Confidentiality Act Next: Fitch Ratings for Manufactured Housing Servicer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img AmeriSave Business loans Originations TMS 2019-01-11 Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago TMS Sells Originations Business to AmeriSave About Author: Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Home / Daily Dose / TMS Sells Originations Business to AmeriSave The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more