Plays of the Year 2009

first_imgSaturday Sep 26, 2009 Plays of the Year 2009 The international season down south is all but over as the Tri Nations came to a close last weekend. With that, comes the need to reflect on the best bits of the season so far, as Sean Maloney presents us with the Plays of the Year for 2009.It’s been a year of fun filled action so far, more for some than others are we see a bizarre moment in the stands prematch at a Super 14 game in Hamilton. Yes, the tournament has had it’s highlights, most of which were on the cheerleaders at each and every game.From dancing advice to sour grapes, Springbok coach Peter De Villiers commanded plenty of attention in 2009. He never failed to infuriate and confuse with his random statements to the media.De Villiers did however, have the last laugh as his team beat the British & Irish Lions, won the Tri Nations, and retained the number one position on the IRB rankings. Perhaps there is some method to the madness after all.The biggest hits of the year come from the Lions tour in South Africa, the Air New Zealand Cup, and the Super 14. The Hit of the Year is awarded to a centre who smashed a far bigger prop.The Best Try of the Year is given to a worthy Frenchman who scored an absolute beauty of an individual effort against the All Blacks a few months back.As a rugby fan, it’s been an incredible year so far with an incredible amount to talk about, both on and off the field. We’ll remember 2009 for many different things. It’s been a great year for the fans, with so much going on both on and off the field.The good news is, it’s not over yet. :: Related Posts :: Plays of the Month for August 2009 Plays of the Month for July 2009 Plays of the Month for June 2009 Time: 04:20 Note: This is from the Australian show The Rugby Club.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Bosque House / A20 Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Area:  740 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic Architects: A20 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Dominican Republic Photographs:  Luis Sabater, Francisco Manosalvas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Bosque House / A20 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBosque House / A20 Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2019center_img Bosque House / A20 Arquitectos Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ikea, Nemetschek, Bella Casa, Casa Cuesta, Charo, Luminatta, McNeel, Spectro, Todo HerrajesDesign Team:Luis Sabater, Alex Gormley, Jason WuEngineering:Constructora Marte y CastilloLandscape:Massiel Mejía Arquitectura de PaisajeConsultants:Logic Net DRConstruction Administration:Juan Manuel CuevasEquipment And Decoration:Samantha Aseret (SB Interiors)City:JarabacoaCountry:Dominican RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis SabaterRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. A house is a spatial manifestation of the comfort and warmth of family. A house should provide escape from the day to day and bring the resident into a state of mind which no other space in the world can. From its conception, the Casa Del Bosque is meant to be a home for the family to retreat from the day to day and merge into the natural landscape that surrounds the site.Save this picture!© Francisco ManosalvasSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Luis SabaterThe building sits within the topography of the site, embedding itself within the beauty of the natural landscape that surrounds it. In concept, a series of large masses made up of the natural rock form the framework which holds the houses aloft. The earthly masses hold the wood extensions which form the rest of the house. The materiality of the forms give the house a very natural and organic aesthetic. To craft the series of spaces and experiences that make a house a home, we began by looking into the various sequences of spaces which both the resident and guest experience as they inhabit the house. Of the various sequences we studied, the three most important to us were that of the host, of the resident, and of the approach to the house through the site. By using precedents and other imagery we were able to craft visual narratives of what each sequence will feel like. The study offered us insights into the qualities of light and various architectural languages that will help develop similar conditions in the house. Implementing what we learned during this exercise will result in the creation of more evocative spaces throughout the house.Save this picture!© Luis SabaterSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Luis SabaterThe house is situated on the south slope of the main hill on the site. By moving the house off the crest of the hill slightly, the houses begin to feel more an intimate part of the natural landscape and less of an unwelcome form on top of the hill. This move is also beneficial in the layout of the house and reducing the amount of excavation required. The approach of the house is an important aspect of the site design. In order to approach the house, one must enter the site at the northern edge driving along the hillside circling the peak. This slightly circuitous route allows for an immersion into the landscape of the site and a subtle hint of this place being a place of retreat from the everyday. During this approach along the driveway, the house will announce its presence with a strong vertical move of natural stone to signify the entrance to the house and balance the composition. The main level of the house is entered on the north side through an entry staircase and then through a foyer which brings nature into the house. The kitchen, living room, and dining room, are all connected to create a grand space for entertaining. The bedrooms are arranged in a way which maximizes privacy while embracing views out to the landscape.Save this picture!© Luis SabaterSave this picture!© Luis SabaterProject gallerySee allShow lessLa Duette House / Natalie Dionne ArchitectureSelected ProjectsIf Plan A is to Mitigate Climate Change, What’s Plan B?Articles Share CopyAbout this officeA20 ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJarabacoaOn FacebookDominican RepublicPublished on February 29, 2020Cite: “Bosque House / A20 Arquitectos” [Casa del Bosque / A20 Arquitectos] 29 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Library Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Library Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

FSI launches free films to support good governance for charity trustees

first_imgThe videos can be accessed directly on the FSI’s website and are freely available for all charity trustees. Melanie May | 13 November 2017 | News The FSI is releasing a new series of six short films this week to mark Trustees Week 2017, which runs from today (13 November) until Friday 17 November.The six films developed by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are based on the Charity Commission’s Essential Trustee guide to offer trustees an overview of their core responsibilities.Titled The Essential Trustee films, they are:Carrying out purpose for public benefitComplianceActing in the charity’s best interestsManaging resources responsiblyActing with reasonable careAccountabilityEach film lasts four minutes and offers advice on the key areas trustees need to consider in order to carry out their duties.Pauline Broomhead, CBE, CEO of the FSI said“One of the underlying challenges for the charity sector is increasing the quality of governance. Governance is no easy task and in an ever more complex regulatory environment and with ever increasing concern from the public, stronger and more robust governance is essential.“Many of the charities we work with at the FSI have been asking for support, they want to deliver the best governance possible but they need help and easily understandable information to do this. That is why we have launched this Essential Trustee series so that key information is easily accessible and easy to share.“We hope charity trustees from organisations of all sizes find the resource useful, we recommend that these are used to refresh the knowledge of current trustees as well as part of the induction for new trustees”. Advertisement FSI launches free films to support good governance for charity trustees  220 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  219 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: governance small charities trustees video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 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 read more

B&H warehouse workers vote 200-88 to join USW union

first_imgThe following article combines Nov. 4 news releases from the Laundry Workers Center and the United Steelworkers with reports from Workers World Party members at warehouse worker rallies.Nov. 4 — Workers at the two Brooklyn, N.Y., warehouses of B&H, the largest non-chain photo/video equipment store in the U.S., voted overwhelmingly today for union representation with the United Steelworkers in a National Labor Relations Board election. The vote comes on the heels of a weeks-long anti-union campaign waged by B&H management, with workers alleging daily threats, harassment and intimidation in the workplace. Lawyers for the union have filed multiple charges with the NLRB, alleging B&H engaged in unlawful anti-union activity during the course of the campaign.Protest outside B&H showroom Oct. 11 kicked off organizing campaign that led to victory Nov. 4.WW photo: John CatalinottoWorkers remained strong in the face of management tactics, confident in the widespread support for unionization in their workplace. “We knew we would win our vote today by a large margin, which of course the company did not expect,” said Jorge Lora, B&H warehouse worker of five years. “Today we won because the workers voted with their conscience.”Workers publicly announced their intent to organize with the United Steelworkers on Oct. 11, after receiving training and support from the grass-roots, worker-led community organization, Laundry Workers Center. Since the campaign launch, a groundswell of support has grown among community, faith and labor groups, as well as thousands of photo/video professionals and B&H customers. On the eve of the union vote, the Photo/Video Alliance for Fair Labor released an open letter to B&H management with over 1,000 signers in journalism, fine art and commercial photography, film, television and academia, calling on B&H “to end the hazardous working conditions and discrimination workers report at B&H’s Brooklyn warehouses.” Supporters used the campaign slogan #BHExposed to increase awareness of the workers’ campaign, garnering extensive coverage in the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, The Nation, WNYC and numerous photo/video websites and blogs of the horrific working conditions in B&H’s warehouses.News of the landslide victory was welcomed by dozens of supporters who waited outside both Brooklyn warehouses to congratulate workers coming off their shift. “We want to share this moment with other workers so they also know that they no longer have to feel exploited,” said Alberto Sánchez, B&H employee for seven years. “We were taught our rights, and now we have to pass that on to other workers so they can fight back against the exploitation and discrimination they face.”Rosanna Aran, co-director of the Laundry Workers Center, said, “After a year of hard work organizing, today the workers are victorious. This is a huge step for the workers’ movement, and for the Laundry Workers Center, as it continues to develop worker power and leadership in New York City and beyond.” In a United Steelworkers release the same day, USW District 4 Director John Shinn said, “We welcome the workers at B&H to the USW and look forward to addressing their concerns with the company at the bargaining table.” The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries, including metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, and  service and public sectors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

IRAN : In judicial outrage, Narges Mohammadi sentenced to ten years in prison

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2016 IRAN : In judicial outrage, Narges Mohammadi sentenced to ten years in prison News IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassment After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Her family was notified yesterday of the sentence, the outcome of a flawed trial held under the influence of the intelligence ministry and Revolutionary Guards before a Tehran revolutionary court on 20 April. “Narges Mohammadi is an information hero who is a credit to journalism and the defence of human rights,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Such a heavy sentence shows the iniquitous character of Iranian justice. President Rouhani cannot remain silent in the face of such a judicial outrage even if everyone knows the judicial systems takes its orders from the Supreme Leader.” Mohammadi was sentenced to five years in prison for “meeting and conspiring against the Islamic Republic,” one year for “anti-government propaganda” and ten years for working with Legam, an outlawed campaign for the abolition of the death penalty in Iran. This totals 16 years but, under a law adopted in 2015, a person sentenced to several jail terms serves only the severest one so, in practice, Mohammadi was sentenced to ten years in prison. Her husband, Taghi Rahmani, told RSF: “This sentence is an act of revenge against not only Narges but also all of Iran’s civil society. It was arranged jointly by the Revolutionary Guards and the intelligence ministry to intimidate activists who provide information about human rights violations in Iran, including the situation of prisoners of conscience.” At an event that RSF organized at the Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris on 2 May, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo awarded the City of Paris medal to four journalists proposed by RSF. One of them was Mohammadi, who sent a poignant message to the event from her Tehran cell. Mohammadi has spent many long periods in prison in connection with her human rights activism since 1998. Her current spell in prison began in May 2015. Her health is in danger but she is being denied the medical treatment she needs. In October 2015, she was taken from prison to a Tehran hospital, where she spent ten days handcuffed to a bed before being returned to prison against medical advice.Ranked 169th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Iran continues to be one of the world’s five biggest prisons for journalists, with a total of 30 professional and citizen-journalists currently detained. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassment to go further February 25, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the ten-year jail sentence that a Tehran judge has just passed on Narges Mohammadi, a journalist and spokesperson for Iran’s Centre for Human Rights Defenders. RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Council row over burials without coffins

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Advertisement Print Twitter NewsLocal NewsCouncil row over burials without coffinsBy admin – November 8, 2012 550 center_img WhatsApp A PROPOSAL to allow bodies to be buried without coffins to facilitate members of the Muslim faith sparked a lively debate at this month’s Environment Special Policy Committee meeting. The current law dating from 1888 states that human remains must be “enclosed in a coffin of wood or other sufficiently strong material” to be interred in any burial ground. The Department of the Environment has proposed that uncoffined burials should be permitted in a designated area “unless a direction has been issued not to do so by the relevant sanitary authority or medical officer of health”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A statement from the department noted that “Muslims are normally buried without a coffin if permitted by local law”.Fine Gael Councillor Jim Long disagreed with the proposal, stating that it would “do away with the dignity of burial”; he also noted that “our forefathers decided that we bury our dead in coffins”.Cllr Long also expressed concern that the area designated for uncoffined burials “could fill up in a very short time” as the option for such burials would be open to all.He suggested that “in this present day of economic depression” families may chose to bury deceased relatives without a coffin to save on funeral costs.Fianna Fail Councillor Kieran O’Hanlon said he had no problem with the proposal, provided that it was not in breach of regulations.However, Fine Gael Councillor Cormac Hurley commented that Ireland should stick with its existing traditions and added: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”Environment SPC member Sean Griffin stated: “Change is painful for people who have a method of doing something all their lives. But we’ve got to respect everyone else. We should be able to cater for the dead of all types of people.”Mayor Gerry McLoughlin stated that the issue should be debated further and said: “This is a big issue. Where are we going to end up with this? This is a Christian country.”The proposal was referred to the City Council meeting later this month. Previous articlePensioner rewarded young boys he abusedNext articleDemands sent to the dead admin Emaillast_img read more

Worldwide Commercial Robotics Industry to 2026 – Technological Advancements and Convergence of Robotics and…

first_img Worldwide Commercial Robotics Industry to 2026 – Technological Advancements and Convergence of Robotics and AI are Driving Growth – DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– The “Commercial Robotics Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to’s offering. The commercial robotics market was valued at USD 10.91 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach a value of USD 58.56 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 33.21%, during the forecast period (2021 – 2026). Companies MentionedNorthrop Grumman Corp.Kuka AGiRobot CorporationYaskawa Electric CorporationHonda Motor Company LimitedOmron Adept Technologies Inc.3D Robotics Inc.Alphabet Inc. Key Market Trends Drones in Military and Defense to Present Significant Opportunities for the Commercial Robotics MarketMilitary robot automation of the defense process is the next wave of military evolution. As automated systems and networking complement the Internet, communication is facilitated on a global basis. Over the past decade, there have been increasing levels of investment in surveillance and security in the defense sector.From 2017, the US military and its partners started expanding their use of drones, using them for logistical purposes, like resupply, while expanding their abilities to defend against enemy drones.The UAVs and drones are increasingly being adopted in the defense and military sector worldwide, due to their benefits, such as enemy tracking, use in war zones in reconnaissance of unknown areas or buildings, force protection, and to assist in search for lost or injured soldiers, as well as a real-time view of various missions.Thus, with the increase in defense spending globally and advancements in technology, military and defense account for a significant share in the commercial robotics market. North America to Dominate the MarketThe North American region is set to lead the market for commercial robotics due to the widespread acceptance of the infrastructure required for the adoption of commercial robotic systems.The steady technological advancements in the healthcare sector, in North America, is a major driver for the commercial robotics market in the region. The United States is home to some of the largest players in the market. It is a pioneer in the adoption of surgical robots, which is a primary factor influencing the growth of the market studied during the past decade.The defense and security sector also accounts for a significant portion of the demand, for robotics, in the region, as developed countries in these regions have focused on military modernization in the recent past. However, the airborne drones have seen a phenomenal increase in their application because of their heavy usage in security and surveillance.In 2016, the Pentagon, the Department of Defense deployed drones to spy over the US territory for non-military missions. These factors have increased the demand for security robots in North America. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis 4.3 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry 4.4 Industry Policies 4.5 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints 4.6 Market Drivers 4.6.1 Technological Advancements and Convergence of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence 4.7 Market Restraints 4.7.1 Higher Costs of the Robotic Systems 4.8 Technology Snapshot 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 By Type of Robot 5.2 By Application 5.3 Geography 5.3.1 North America United States Canada 5.3.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Spain Rest of Europe 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan Singapore Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific 5.3.4 Latin America Brazil Mexico Argentina Rest of Latin America 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 7 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 8 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER MANUFACTURING OTHER TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 09:58 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 09:58 AM Twitter Facebook TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

School, hospital board candidates square off

first_img By Odessa American – April 28, 2021 Facebook Local NewsElections School, hospital board candidates square off Election day is Saturday for local races Ector County ISD Board of Trustees Position 4 incumbent Chris Stanley, left, answers questions during a candidate forum with his challenger Jesse Christesson, right, Wednesday afternoon during the Ector County Republican Women’s Club luncheon at the Odessa Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Candidates for the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees and Ector County Hospital District squared off in a public forum at the Odessa Marriott & Conference Center Wednesday.The forum was put on by the Ector County Republican Women. Early voting ended Tuesday with 261 ballots cast and election day is Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit the Ector County Elections Office to see where to vote in Saturday’s election.Moderated by Karsen Buschjost of KMID TV, it featured ECISD Position 4 incumbent Chris Stanley and challenger Jesse Christesson and incumbent District 7 board member Ben Quiroz and challenger Kathy Rhodes.Stanley said he came from Washington State when the University of Texas Permian Basin went to a four-year institution.“The challenges that we faced at that time are some of the same challenges that we face now,” Stanley said. “We have a large population of first-generation students. Some of those are not academically solvent enough and they come in under immense amounts of remediation. That remediation requires that we spend a lot of extra time with the students in order to get them ready to graduate from college. I believe I am eminently qualified to be able to take on this task on the school board, especially because I’ve seen it on the back side and I’ve worked to all levels of students that are enrolled in school.”Christesson said he is the father of four. He and his wife adopted all four of their children through the foster care system.“I want what’s best for my kids and I want what’s best for the kids of ECISD. We’ve got a heart of compassion for the kids and our kids need a voice. I want to be that voice. I’ve served the American Legion and the veterans of Ector County and I think this is my next step, the next direction that I need to go is to the school board,” Christesson said.On the topic of bringing students back to campus for in-person learning, Christesson said he thinks it’s time.“I think it’s time for all of our students to be in front of the teacher and not have to worry about that teacher that they’re in front of having to teach the kids on the computer, too because that takes away from her time with the students that are in her classroom. … We need to get back to some kind of normalcy and our kids need to be in school to where they learn, to where they’re not falling behind,” he said.Stanley said this is the 21st century and there are some practices that aren’t coming back.“Right now, college students at UT Austin, 75 percent of their classes were online. A lot of that is because of the COVID. It’s possible now to go to school with children all over the world. They call it Harvard from home. We want the kids back in school. What Mr. Christesson said is absolutely true. We’re dealing with something called the COVID slide. The COVID slide means that pedagogically we are going to have to become more innovative with our education,” Stanley said.Ector County ISD Board of Trustees Position 4 Candidate Jesse Christesson answers questions during the Ector County Republican Women’s Club luncheon Wednesday afternoon at the Odessa Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Christesson said he thinks schools need better security.“I’ve been an advocate, whether it be that we reinstate the guardianship program or the marshals program in ECISD, or we give more to the ECISD Police Department to where we can have liaisons and officers on every campus. School security is a must. I want our kids and our teachers to feel safe and to be safe when they are at that school property,” he said.Stanley said he didn’t think anybody was against safe schools.“I just think the way in which we do it is important and I know that our police force at ECISD does not agree with that statement that we need more guns on our campuses because we have law enforcement contingency that’s there and access to every law enforcement agency … The big issue we need to focus on is the success of our students. If they’re not learning, we’re not growing. We need to focus on their education,” Stanley said.The challenge facing public school education at the district and state level is standardized testing.“I think we’ve all seen the epic failure of the STAAR test technologically and so what we’re hoping for is if there’s new ways in which we can assess the progress of the students that come down the line. … We’re never going to get away from some form of standardized testing. I think how we assess our students and their growth is incredibly important. We’re using something now called MAP data where we can go granular on each student in each class. That’s been successful,” Stanley said.Christesson said students are being taught to the test and they’re not learning to absorb.“… They’re learning to take a test and we keep on pushing and we keep on pushing and we’re making them just statistics. Our kids are not statistics. Our kids are students that need to learn, who are our future,” he said.Christesson, who is a home school high school graduate, said he doesn’t think there are certain qualifications you need to serve on a school board.“I was born and raised in Ector County. I’ve lived here for 30 years; raised my family here. I’ve got deep roots and a heart for the kids and I think that’s all that you need to be a school board member …,” he said.Stanley, who holds a master’s degree, said both of his children graduated from high school in ECISD.“And my children had a very, very successful run in the school district. I’ve seen our school district performing at its highest level. I believe that I’m going to be able to get back on that school board and try and make that happen for the rest of the students in our community. I’ve worked with groups as diverse as the Jesus House, with the homeless women and children’s center. I’ve worked with the Boys and Girls Club. I think the future’s bright. I don’t think we need to be afraid of the future. What we need to focus on is 21st century learning. I want everybody to think about this. We’re one of the last industrialized nations on the planet that is using as a 6,000 year old Neolithic agricultural calendar to train our students. Many places in the world are not. If our students are falling behind and sliding, it might be because of the way we’re thinking about the way we’re educating them,” Stanley said.Christesson said it’s time to get back to basics; “back to … pen and paper where teachers are teaching students and students are learning. It’s worked for hundreds of years. Why can’t it work now?”Ector County Hospital District Board District 7 seat incumbent Ben Casey Quiroz answers questions during a candidate forum hosted by the Ector County Republican Women’s Club Wednesday afternoon at the Odessa Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)On the hospital board, Quiroz said he has served the last four years during some struggles and administrative changes to the Medical Center Hospital.“All those things have been a bit distracting to the progress of what Medical Center Hospital can achieve …,” said Quiroz, who is a chiropractor.Rhodes, who has been the corporate vice president of a heating and air conditioning company for 35 years, said she has served on many civic boards appointed by the city council.“I have led commissions. I feel like I’m very well qualified to serve on the hospital board …,” Rhodes said.Quiroz said he has been through four years on the hospital board.“We’ve really had to turn the ship. Whenever I got on the hospital board, there was a lot of financial stress. There were some leadership issues … he said.Rhodes noted that she has served the community diligently.“I know this board and I know their board members. My word is my bond. You can take it to the bank and the last thing is I’m sober of spirit. I think the hospital needs to continue to focus on healthcare for the citizens and supplying that healthcare in an efficient manner. I believe that maintaining strong financial stability is very important” along with reviewing the billing system and recruiting high-quality medical personnel.Quiroz said he would like to see medical records online and an app on people’s phones so they can have access to all their billing and records.“My mother is at MD Anderson in Houston and they have that. … I’d like to do that. I’d like to see a cath lab and heart procedures, quality heart procedures, really driving quality into the region,” Quiroz said.He said he thinks part of the board’s role is to bring the community to the administrative level to help solve issues.Ector County Hospital District Board District 7 seat candidate Kathy Rhodes answers questions during a candidate forum hosted by the Ector County Republican Women’s Club Wednesday afternoon at the Odessa Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Rhodes said board members need to get to know the citizens and be available to them.“We must know exactly what’s going on in their lives and then be able to work with the administration in informing them what our constituents what they want of us; listen to them. Most importantly is listen; be available and then communicate to the administration in every way, shape, or form how we feel as the board …,” Rhodes said.Asked how the board ensures strong collaboration and partnership with MCH staff and retirees, Rhodes said the retirees are angry and frustrated. “They want more communication from the hospital. They feel like they don’t have that representation right now in many ways. The citizens need to have better access to their board members. I propose a town hall for myself. … I want them to be in my ear. I want them to be telling me what it is they need from our hospital board,” Rhodes said.Quiroz said this is built into the mission, vision and values of the hospital.“It’s binding to the organization. It’s a commitment to producing quality healthcare for the citizens of Ector County. It’s a commitment to the institution. It’s a commitment to you. You want to make sure that we have quality physicians and it’s done to the mission, vision and values. I believe strongly that we are the region’s premiere source for healthcare and we need to stay on that path and for the hospital’s future …,” Quiroz said. WhatsApp TAGSBen QuirozBoard of TrusteesChris StanleyEctor County Hospital DistrictEctor County ISDEctor County Republican WomenJesse ChristessonKathy Rhodes Pinterest GOOD NEWS: Retirement Pinterest Virgin Coco MojitoSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter Previous articleEctor County Republican Women’s Candidate ForumNext articleHIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Fanucci, Waddell get started at state Odessa American RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Home Local News Elections School, hospital board candidates square off WhatsApp Facebook GOOD NEWS: Names in the News MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 last_img read more

Tracking Home Equity Growth Since 2012

first_img Tracking Home Equity Growth Since 2012 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Tracking Home Equity Growth Since 2012 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Share 1Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Redfin reports that people who purchased homes in 2012 have earned $203 billion in home equity. The buyer who bought a home the year prices reached their lowest point following the Great Recession has earned $141,000, or 261%, in home equity. The average home sold in 2012 has increased $110,000 in value from a median-sale price of $210,000 in 2012 to an estimated value of $320,000 in September 2019. Redfin states that average homebuyer began with $54,000 in home equity and now has $195,000. “The opportunity to build wealth through home equity when prices hit their low point was available only to a fortunate subset of Americans who had enough cash for a down payment,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “And now many people who weren’t able to buy into homeownership during that window of time find themselves on the other side of the housing market coin: Many areas are just plain unaffordable for people who don’t have equity built up to trade in for a new home. And those who are waiting in the wings, hoping to buy a home when the next recession hits, probably won’t be as lucky as buyers were in 2012. “Even if home prices do come down slightly, the housing market won’t be impacted nearly as much as it was during the Great Recession and home equity gains won’t be nearly as big.”The study finds that most of the equity growth can be traced backed to expensive coastal markets, mostly in California, where home values have risen by two-thirds. The average homeowners in these markets have earned more than $300,000 in equity since 2012. Los Angeles, California, had the nations’ biggest home equity gain at $15 billion. Seattle, Washington, was second at $8 billion and was followed by Oakland, California, at $7.9 billion. San Francisco, California, had the nations’ highest home equity growth in dollars at $741,000. Markets with the highest percent increase in home equity includes metros near U.S. military bases: Tacoma, Washington (1,453%); Virginia Beach, Virginia (1,333%). Home values in Tacoma have grown 76% since 2012, adding $165,000 to the homes’ value.  September 30, 2019 1,702 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Secondary Market Previous: NFIP Extended Through November Next: The X Factor in Property Preservation Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Equity home value Housing Market 2019 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Equity home value Housing Market 2019 2019-09-30 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more