first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Thursday 3 February 2011 7:36 pm 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 ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sharecenter_img RETAILER GO Outdoors posted sales of £114.9m for the 52 weeks ending 30 January – up 57 per cent on the previous year. The retailer stocks brands including Berghaus and North Face as well as its own lines. It has 27 superstores across the UK and is planning to open a further ten this year with a target of 50 by 2012. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health KCS-content GO OUTDOORS SALES CLIMB Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgChemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (CAP.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

European Rugby: Weekend’s talking points

first_imgAfter a thrilling first weekend of action, RW takes a look at some of the key talking points that could prove important in round two LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Farrell out to prove a point Given the injuries that have hampered his season to date, Owen Farrell’s inclusion in England’s squad for the Autumn Internationals was, for once, not a foregone conclusion.While Farrell has been confined to just four minutes of rugby in the last month, the competitors for the number 10 jersey – including George Ford, Stephen Myler and the harshly overlooked Danny Cipriani – have been producing some eye-catching displays. Even at his own club, the authority with which rival Charlie Hodgson has been orchestrating and managing the Sarries backline has seen the impact of Farrell’s absence minimised.With the 23-year-old starting for Saracens in their Pool 1 clash with Munster this evening, Farrell has an opportunity to stake his claim and send out a statement to his fellow out-half contenders.The cauldron of Thomond Park is a perfect setting for his return, providing a stage to showcase the big-match temperament that has become one of his finest assets.With just two weeks until New Zealand take to the Twickenham turf, time is running out for the Saracens man to prove his fitness. Limerick could yield a timely example of why he is at the fulcrum of Stuart Lancaster’s plans.Onwards and upwards: Farrell will be looking to kickstart his season against MunsterHome is where the restart isNorthampton and Bath provided some of the Aviva Premiership‘s most rip-roaring entertainment in the opening six rounds of competition. They are the league’s second and third top scoring sides at this point – behind Exeter Chiefs – having amassed a none-too-shabby 46 tries between them.Those statistics counted for nothing last weekend, however, when they both returned from their European travels without a single point to show for their efforts. Bath were comprehensively outplayed by the underrated Glasgow Warriors, while Northampton’s late comeback proved fruitless, as they gifted Racing Metro a try in the dying moments to succumb to a 20-11 defeat in Paris.The two English sides will have home advantage in this weekend’s round two fixtures – Bath host Toulouse, and the Saints welcome the Ospreys to Franklins Gardens. Ahead of those games, it’s likely the players have been reacquainted with one of European rugby’s most regurgitated phrases: ‘win your home games’. It may be an overused cliche, but the importance of home form has regularly proven to be the cornerstone of qualification – just ask Munster or Clermont Auvergne.Given the results in the opening round, defeat for either Bath or Northampton tomorrow afternoon would decimate their chances of progression to the quarter-finals. They will have to make the home support count. Munster’s trip to Sale provided the weekend’s best example of this.  Ian Keatley‘s clinical drop goal with the clock dead felt so stereotypically Munster that it immediately sparked vivid recollections of Ronan O’Gara‘s Heineken Cup heroics – the 40-phase epic against Northampton in 2013 springs to mind. Keatley’s kick was the moment that suggested the Champions Cup, like its predecessor, is not going to skimp on its drama.Close call: Keatley’s last-gasp drop-goal saw Munster edge a thrilling contest with Sale TAGS: Wasps Home comfort: Bath will want the Rec to be a European fortress against ToulouseWasps back in the big time ahead of final derby clash Before last weekend’s match at the RDS, Wasps had endured three consecutive seasons without top-level European competition.Since a forgettable pool-stage exit in 2011, Dai Young’s men have faced the anxiety of a relegation battle and the fallout of an identity crisis, with the recent announcement of them upping sticks to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.But ahead of their key Pool 2 clash with Harlequins – the final ‘local derby’ between the two clubs – Wasps’ reinstatement at Europe’s top table has sparked a renewed sense of purpose.At the RDS, the two-time European champions provided a spirited performance that suggests they are genuine contenders to top the group. Despite the 25-20 defeat, the English outfit were the better team for much of the first-half, and a moment of individual brilliance from Christian Wade epitomised the danger the Premiership side can pose in the wide channels.Today’s news that England second-row Joe Launchbury has committed his future to the club with a new deal was another fillip. With Saracens rumoured to have been interested in Launchbury’s services, the England star’s willingness to confirm his spot in the centre of the Wasps pack is symbolic of the intent this club has going forward.Not Wade-ing around: Christian Wade’s brilliant solo try was a welcome sight for Wasps supportersIt’s not over until it’s overIf you are going to lose a European rugby match then one number takes precedent over all others: seven. Especially away from home, coming within seven points of the victor, and thereby securing a losing bonus point, has repeatedly proven to be an key tool in qualifying for the knockout stages.It is noteworthy, then, that of the 10 matches played in the opening round of the Champions Cup last weekend, half of them were won by seven points or less. Indeed, if we include Northampton’s 20-11 defeat to Racing Metro – given that they were just two points adrift until forfeiting a last-gasp try as they chased the win – then a total of six European games were still undecided until the referee called time.That is a telling statistic that goes to prove the streamlined competition can provide a format where every pool game is a genuinely competitive contest. Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for last_img read more

Mensaje navideño 2018 del obispo primado Curry

first_imgMensaje navideño 2018 del obispo primado Curry El amor descendió en Navidad porque Dios amó tanto al mundo, que dio Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest “El amor descendió en Navidad porque Dios amó tanto al mundo que dio” el obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Michael Curry dijo en su mensaje navideño 2018.El video del Obispo Primado se encuentra aquí.El texto del mensaje del Obispo Primado a continuación:Mensaje navideño de 2018 del obispo primado Michel Curry  En el tercer capítulo del evangelio de Juan, Jesús dice “porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que en Él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna.”Por muchos años, a menudo he pensado que este pasaje solo se refiere a como Jesús sacrificó su vida en la cruz. Y ciertamente eso es parte de su significado. Pero hace unos años estaba leyendo el comentario de Raymond Brown en el evangelio de Juan y el profesor Brown dijo que ese pasaje no solo habla de Jesús y la entrega voluntaria de su vida en la cruz pero que en realidad habla de los cristianos, de como Dios da su mismo ser, su propio hijo al mundo, no a cambio de lo que Él pudiese recibir sino por el bien y el bienestar del mundo. De nosotros.Alguien dijo en un poema cristiano “El amor descendió en Navidad”. Eso es lo que es el amor. Dar sin pensar en el costo. Dar no por lo que uno puede conseguir, pero por lo que el otro puede recibir. Eso es lo que es el amor. Dios ama tanto al mundo que ha dado.Me di cuenta recientemente lo poderoso del mensaje en ese pasaje, cuando vi un viejo póster de 1938. Un póster producido por la Iglesia Episcopal en ese tiempo para incentivar a los episcopales y a otros cristianos y a personas de fe y buena voluntad a hacer lo que podían para ayudar a los refugiados judíos que huían de la tiranía en Europa. Para que ayudaran a las personas de toda Europa que buscaban refugio en América, esta tierra de la libertad. El póster muestra a María, José y el niño Jesús huyendo de la persecución en Palestina, como narra el evangelio de Mateo. El póster que muestra a María, José y a Jesús dice en su mensaje: “En nombre de estos refugiados, ayuda a todos los refugiados”.Dios ama tanto al mundo que dio, aun al punto de arriesgar a su propio hijo. Y en el nombre de esos refugiados, en el nombre de Jesús, de todas las personas que sufren, de todos los que están solos, todos los necesitados. Eso es lo que el hace el amor.El amor descendió en la Navidad porque Dios ama tanto al mundo, que dio.Por aquel tiempo, el emperador Augusto ordenó que se hiciera un censo de todo el mundo. Este primer censo fue hecho siendo Quirinio gobernador de Siria. Todos tenían que ir a inscribirse a su propio pueblo. Por esto, José salió del pueblo de Nazaret, de la región de Galilea, y se fue a Belén, en Judea, donde había nacido el rey David, porque José era descendiente de David. Fue allá a inscribirse, junto con María, su esposa, que se encontraba encinta. Y sucedió que mientras estaban en Belén, le llegó a María el tiempo de dar a luz. Y allí nació su hijo primogénito, y lo envolvió en pañales y lo acostó en el establo, porque no había alojamiento para ellos en el mesón.Cerca de Belén había unos pastores que pasaban la noche en el campo cuidando sus ovejas. De pronto se les apareció un ángel del Señor, y la gloria del Señor brilló alrededor de ellos; y tuvieron mucho miedo. Pero el ángel les dijo: “No tengan miedo, porque les traigo una buena noticia, que será motivo de gran alegría para todos: Hoy les ha nacido en el pueblo de David un salvador, que es el Mesías, el Señor. Como señal, encontrarán ustedes al niño envuelto en pañales y acostado en un establo”.En aquel momento aparecieron, junto al ángel, muchos otros ángeles del cielo, que alababan a Dios y decían:“¡Gloria a Dios en las alturas!¡Y paz en la tierra entre todos los hombres que gozan de su favor!”Que tengan una Navidad bendecida. Que tengan una Navidad feliz. Que tengan una Navidad gozosa.Dios los ama, Dios los bendice y que Dios los mantenga en sus todopoderosas manos de amor.El reverendísimo Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y Primadode la Iglesia Episcopal Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop Michael Curry New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Posted Dec 18, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Second-hand book sales almost triple in two years for National Trust

first_imgSecond-hand book sales almost triple in two years for National Trust “It’s amazing to see the popularity of our second-hand book shops growing so quickly, not only in terms of the quantity of books being given to us, but also the amount we’re selling.”“The success of our book shops is down to our brilliant volunteers, who at many properties, have brought great creativity in how to sell books and get our visitors to fall in love with them. And as the stories being told prove, our shops aren’t just about the books, they are also about the fascinating discoveries hidden away in the pages, from historical records and images to famous autographs and letters. They really are a treasure trove of hidden gems.”  590 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 2 January 2020 | News Income from sales of second-hand books has climbed from £573,000 in 2017 to more than £1.4million so far this financial year for the National Trust, with sales expected to hit £1.8m.The National Trust has 185 second-hand bookshops, ranging from book baskets and corners to others filling several rooms and spanning multiple floors, and selling tens of thousands of books every week for as low as 50p.A two-week sale at the Trust’s Baddesley Clinton near Solihull this year saw more than £10,000 raised, with £8,000 of that achieved in the first week, while discoveries at the Trust’s bookshops have included a copy of The Ascent of Everest found by volunteers at Dyffryn Gardens to include seven autographs from the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest including Sir Edmund Hillary. The book later sold at auction for almost £500.At Quarry Bank Mill in Wilmslow, a shopper found a signed letter from White Christmas star Bing Crosby inside their purchase, while at Trelissick near Truro, volunteers unearthed 50 years’ worth of pristine copies of the Beano as well as a photo album full of images of pre-First World War alpine skiers, depicting women in ankle-length skirts scaling the mountains.David Jackson, a volunteer at the second-hand book shop at Hardwick Hall said:“Like many other retail outlets, second-hand book shops are in decline on our high streets, yet they are still very popular with a large section of the public, so this is a great opportunity for the National Trust to provide, and become the leader, in second-hand book shops at visitor attractions.“There is a big difference between a shop selling a pile of tatty books in the corner for 50p to a proper second-hand book shop.  Like other specialist retail outlets, good second-hand book shops have a unique feel, which customers enjoy, and I believe that the National Trust’s shops really add to the visitor experience.”Property Fundraising Officer Katy Taheri said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: charity retail  591 total views,  3 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

Study abroad will continue as planned with future sessions

first_imgLinkedin Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Twitter ReddIt TCU students pose with the Eiffel Tower on a study abroad trip in France last summer. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook + posts Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Previous articleWedgwood Academy students receive real-world work experienceNext articleVolleyball swept by Oklahoma in Norman Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden ReddIt Twitter Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallo Linkedin Ann Louden’s Legacy TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. printTCU study abroad officials said Wednesday that last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris will not hinder plans for any programs scheduled for the spring.Last Friday, 129 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks throughout the French capital. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for these attacks. It has been reported that the three TCU students currently studying in Paris are safe.Over 200 students are registered in study abroad sessions through TCU’s Center for International Studies for the spring 2016 semester.Study abroad adviser Susan Lane said she has been providing clarity and reassurance to cautious students and parents after last Friday’s events.“I don’t feel like there is any more risk involved in going abroad than the students who are staying in Fort Worth,” Lane said.Junior fashion merchandising major Meredith Hudson and sophomore early childhood education major Madison Herron agreed with Lane.Hudson said she is not going to let fear of potential violence prevent her from studying abroad in London next semester.“People who commit these acts of violence I think want us to be afraid of going out in the world, and they thrive on our fear,” Hudson said. “I’m not going to let a situation like this make me afraid of pursuing the opportunities I’ve been looking forward to for years.”Herron said the only effect this attack has on her travel plans is when she will visit Paris.Lane said TCU bases its travel plans on warnings to avoid specific counties issued by the U.S Department of State. Currently, there are no warnings or alerts for France.“Since I’ve been doing study abroad, we had the Underground bombings in London, we had the train bombing in Madrid, we had 9/11: we have never pulled a program,” Lane said. Facebooklast_img read more

Shannon firm ‘Get The Shifts’ to provide 700 casual roles in…

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleWATCH: Error strewn Munster put to the sword by CardiffNext articleLimerick-owned dogs net a combined €20,000 in one of the most open Derbies ever Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Facebook Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow ‘Get the Shifts’ founder Hannah WrixonSHANNON-based ‘Get The Shifts’ has announced it will provide a further 700 casual roles in hospitality and events over the next 12 months, bringing the total number of roles it has provided to more than 1,200 since it was founded in 2016.The tech-centric staffing solution is disrupting the sector by supporting bars, restaurants, cafes, festivals, and other hospitality and events businesses to source experienced, temporary hospitality staff in their area on demand.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 700 new roles will be available to bar staff, wait staff, event staff, promo staff, baristas, mixologists and kitchen porters.With full training provided, ‘Get The Shifts’ is encouraging anyone who would like to earn a flexible, hassle-free, extra income to apply.Company founder Hannah Wrixon said: “Get The Shifts is on track to secure 60 per cent of the casual hospitality market by the end of the year and our plans to provide another 700 roles comes as a result. From trying to forecast the right number of staff on any given day, to combating no-show employees, and from talent shortages to the fluid nature of labor in the industry, effective staffing is a historic problem for hospitality businesses. The reality is that businesses are in constant need of reliable, trained staff. ” she explained.“Not only do we save businesses time and money where resourcing is concerned, we also spend the time training and preparing our staff so they are shift-ready when the opportunity calls. We recruit and train staff and then offer our staff, known as Superstars, to businesses in need as they need them.”Details at gettheshifts.com TAGSbusinessClarehospitalityNewsShannon Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBusinessShannon firm ‘Get The Shifts’ to provide 700 casual roles in hospitalityBy Alan Jacques – September 24, 2018 1691 last_img read more

Is Modular Construction the Way of the Future?

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Is Modular Construction the Way of the Future? Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Construction Costs FullStack Modular housing costs Modular Homes Multifamily Construction Multifamily homes New Home Construction Prefab Construction 2019-03-14 Krista Franks Brock The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News, Technology Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Sagent, ComplianceEase, and More Next: Experts: Government Shouldn’t Insure Against Natural Disasters Tagged with: Construction Costs FullStack Modular housing costs Modular Homes Multifamily Construction Multifamily homes New Home Construction Prefab Constructioncenter_img About Author: Krista Franks Brock Sign up for DS News Daily March 14, 2019 3,326 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago There’s something a little different about the red and grey 32-story apartment building in Brooklyn overlooking Barclays Center. The bright modern residencies at 461 Dean weren’t constructed where we see the shining building today; they were constructed in a factory, transported to the site, and assembled. The building is the world’s tallest modular tower.Modular housing is also popping up in other parts of the country. Google reportedly spent $30 million for 300 modular homes in the San Francisco Bay area, and Microsoft is reportedly spending $0.5 billion for modular housing in the Seattle area.While modular construction—in which structures are created offsite in manufacturing facilities and transported and assembled later—makes up only a small minority of today’s construction, it is gaining notice as a potential solution to today’s housing shortage and high housing and construction costs.Despite some experimentation in the past, including a development by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, modular housing makes up just 2 percent of single-family home construction and 3 percent of multifamily construction today, according to an article in the National Review.Today’s housing market is defined by high demand, low supply, and resulting high prices in many markets. Rising construction costs and a diminished construction labor force have contributed to the low housing supply. According to the National Review, “Last year alone, the United States fell 400,000 homes short of the total needed to keep up with population growth.”Looking ahead, the National Association of Home Builders expects construction to remain flat this year.Modular housing could help reduce construction time by half and construction costs by 10 to 20 percent. Instead of the nearly 22 separate types of professionals that contribute to traditional home construction, a smaller force of workers can build housing in a climate-controlled facility.“As housing prices grow farther out of reach for millions of Americans, the smaller budgets and faster building times of modular housing could be an affordability game-changer,” Hendrix stated in his article.However, modular construction companies face several challenges in creating and distributing their buildings. Unionized labor forces have not embraced modular housing construction. Acquiring the large upfront funds from lenders can be a challenge as well. The natural ebbs and flows of the real estate market can also be challenging for modular housing companies, which need continuity in demand to prosper.Another major challenge comes in the form of regulations. Across the country, there are about 93,000 different building codes, which vary by city and county, according to the National Review. Inspections for permits may need to take place in the manufacturing facility, which may be far from the city where the building will ultimately be located.Whether modular housing is the way of the future remains to be seen. The developer of 461 Dean, Forest City Ratner, is reported to have exited the modular home business after the completion of the tower, which faced several delays before completion. However, one of the developer’s former executives, Roger Krulak, acquired the factory used to construct 461 Dean and founded Full Stack Modular, a modular construction company with a self-stated “tech-centered approach to urban development.” Home / Daily Dose / Is Modular Construction the Way of the Future? Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. last_img read more

Plans underway to reduce restrictive practices at Donegal HSE centre

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 30, 2019 Twitter Plans underway to reduce restrictive practices at Donegal HSE centre Pinterest Plans are underway to reduce the use of restrictive practices at a Donegal HSE Centre.It’s after the health watchdog has found that residents with intellectual disabilities living in the centre are subjected to a number of restrictive practices due to the layout of their home.Under the Health Act 2007, a restrictive practice is defined as “the intentional restriction of a person’s voluntary movement or behaviour”.The HSE’s Sean O’Hare unit, in Stranorlar, which houses six residents with intellectual disabilities with three residents residing in this service on a full time basis, and two residents avail of the service on a shared, part-time basis.Residents receive day programmes based in the centre and there was transport in place for residents to access local community services.The report found that the unit has a number of restrictive practices in place, including bed rails, bumpers, key codes on front and rear doors and shared bedroom facilities.The inspector said that the practices are in place in response to safety concerns, healthcare needs and environmental facilities.However, the inspector found that residents’ bedrooms were in shared dormitories that “did not promote residents privacy and dignity”.The provider had put a plan in place to address the congregated facilities through the provision of alternative accommodation which was due for completion by December 2019.The inspector found that this plan would potentially reduce the use of some of the restrictive practices and also have a positive impact on the rights and dignity of residents.For example; the removal of locked doors to the centre and the removal of shared bedroom facilities. Overall, it was apparent that the ethos and culture was focused primarily on the wellbeing of the residents and where a restrictive practice was implemented it was done with consideration.Link to full report here:https://www.hiqa.ie/system/files?file=inspectionreports/2530-drogheda-unit-sean-o-hare-29-april-2019.pdf Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleOwners of vacant properties blamed for rural towns dying outNext articleGovernment criticised over ‘pitiful allocation’ of Garda recruits for Donegal News Highland Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

DHS uses federal alert system for first time in a year to warn of domestic terrorist threat

first_img400tmax/iStockBy MIKE LEVINE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Using a federal system designed to warn all Americans about terrorist threats to the U.S. homeland, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning that anger “fueled by false narratives,” especially unfounded claims about the 2020 presidential election, could lead some inside the country to launch attacks in the coming weeks.“Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,” according to a bulletin issued Wednesday through the DHS National Terrorist Advisory System — or NTAS.The system was last used to issue a public warning a year ago, when DHS issued a bulletin over potential retaliation by Iran for the U.S. assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq days earlier. A year before that, DHS issued a bulletin through the same system to highlight the threat from foreign terrorist groups like ISIS or al-Qaida.But over the past year, domestic terrorists “motivated by a range of issues motivated by a range of issues, including anger over COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results, and police use of force have plotted and on occasion carried out attacks against government facilities,” and “long-standing racial and ethnic tension — including opposition to immigration — has driven [domestic terrorist] attacks,” the bulletin issued Wednesday said.“DHS is concerned these same drivers to violence will remain through early 2021 and some [domestic terrorists] may be emboldened by the January 6, 2021 breach of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. to target elected officials and government facilities,” the bulletin added.Violent supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol three weeks ago, many of them believing — based on unfounded claims from Trump himself — that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from Trump through fraud.Wednesday’s public warning echoes what intelligence bulletins sent privately to law enforcement officials in recent weeks have said, underscoring a continued threat from violence-prone individuals who still believe President Joe Biden’s election was illegitimate.The NTAS system “recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the nation’s security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do,” DHS says on its website.The system was created in 2011, replacing the color-coded alerts that were implemented in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more