Casa Lineal / Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura

first_imgArchitects: Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Lima District, Peru Manufacturers: Electrolux, Casa Rosselló, Comarsa, Escenium HAUS, Hydrex Ingenieros, Marx tendencias, YovanAssistant Architect:Anahi Bastian y Elmer RamirezStructure:Ing. Jorge AvendañoSanitation Installations:AT Consultores (Ing. Ana Torres)Electrical Installation:AT Consultores (Ing. Ana Torres)Construction:Américo ChávezLights:Trazzo IluminaciónAuthorization:Global Access S.A.CSite:2542.47 m2Building Area:839.18 m2Architect:José OrregoCity:Lima DistrictCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasíRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The main idea for this house was to create a concavity to get a controlled view inside the lot.Save this picture!ModelThe house is a small tribute to the pursuit of Mies Van der Rohe, where the transparency and the inner courtyards  were held.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasíThe building has one floor at ground level to lighten the presence of itself on the lot and then developed a basement with a corridor for bedrooms and the intimate areas.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasíThe lot has a perforated platform that sustains the roofs with the same structural profiles.Save this picture!SectionThe house is configured based on three horizontal plans, the columns help to make this possible. These plans define a front terrace, an inner terrace with a pool and an intimate backyard.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasíThe interior is defined by the shadows of the upper plans, because their enclosures are glazed in all its magnitude. In it, the space is continuous, and a stone veneer volume followed by wooden floors define a primary and simple finish. Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasíAt the front , a pavilion of service that is linked to the house through the kitchen developsSave this picture!© Juan Solano OjasíThe continuity between the exterior and the interior space is a both directions experience inside the house.Save this picture!SectionThe house theme recurs in other projects of Metropolis, where the space flows and the nature surrounds the architecture completely, making it part of the house through transparencies, participating with it to the very end of the new created situation.Project gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid’s Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in ZurichArchitecture NewsGo Home Bay Cabin / Ian MacDonaldSelected Projects Share Casa Lineal / Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789557/casa-lineal-metropolis-oficina-de-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/789557/casa-lineal-metropolis-oficina-de-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Area:  839 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Casa Lineal / Metrópolis Oficina de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveCasa Lineal / Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura “COPY” Save this picture!© Juan Solano Ojasí+ 30 Share Peru Projects Houses CopyAbout this officeMetrópolis Oficina de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLima DistrictPeruPublished on June 16, 2016Cite: “Casa Lineal / Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura ” [Casa Lineal / Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura ] 16 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Anti-racist dyke contingent in San Francisco

first_imgA contingent of people in the Dyke March in San Francisco, June 28, called out to “Take back the Dyke March!” Holding signs supporting “Black Lives Matter” and declaring “Dykes Against White Supremacy,” the organizers said they were “protesting the systematic displacement of our dyke and trans communities.”On the Facebook event page, they also said: “We are protesting the daily violence against QTPOC [queer trans people of color] and in solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter movement. We are protesting the growing amount of straight cis men [men whose gender identity that agrees with their birth sex assignment] who disrespect our radical queer space with their cameras while being inclusive of all queer identified people.”The contingent added an extra leg to the march, breaking through police lines to march down along the “original” route past the Women’s Building and the Elbo Room, and later rejoining the rest of the march.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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El pueblo se subleva contra la dictadura en Honduras

first_img24 junio – El pueblo hondureño se encuentra desde la semana pasada en sublevamiento contra la dictadura de Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH). El paro nacional y las manifestaciones iniciadas el mes pasado por la Plataforma por la Defensa de la Salud y la Educación en Honduras han evolucionado a exigir la renuncia del presidente en respuesta a la fuerte represión que han sufrido.A los médicos y los docentes se sumaron los transportistas, que se negaron a conducir y usaron sus camiones para bloquear ciertas carreteras. Esto provocó rápidamente una escasez de combustible en varias zonas del país incluyendo las grandes ciudades.En un momento un sector de la Policía Nacional se puso también de huelga y en rebeldía contra sus oficiales, cosa que provocó que el pueblo tomara las calles y empezara a ocupar las ciudades. Estos policías ya volvieron a su trabajo de represión, ya que solo buscaban más dinero para hacerlo, pero no antes de que JOH movilizara el ejército para “restaurar el orden”.Pese a la represión, la Plataforma y el partido opositor Libertad y Refundación (LIBRE) siguen llamando a la movilización popular, y han dicho que seguirán en la lucha hasta que salga el dictador. Este sublevamiento se está desarrollando a días del décimo aniversario del golpe de Estado contra Manuel Zelaya en 2009. Los imágenes del pueblo enfrentándose a gases lacrimógenos y policías militares enfrentándose, de defensores del pueblo asesinados por las fuerzas de seguridad, de bloqueos formados neumáticos ardientes afirman la intensidad de la lucha contra las políticas neoliberales impuestas por el imperialismo en estos diez años.El golpe de estado de 2009Manuel Zelaya fue presidente de 2006 a 2009, cuando el ejército lo secuestró y lo mandó a Costa Rica, argumentando que Zelaya buscaba un segundo término presidencial, que en ese momento violaba la constitución.En realidad el golpe fue motivado porque Zelaya había intentado unirse a la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA), una organización regional promovida por los gobiernos de Venezuela y Cuba para combatir la influencia del imperialismo norteamericano.Esto representaba un paso inaceptable para el imperialismo norteamericano y la oligarquía hondureña, que ya había estado usando su control sobre los medios de comunicación para atacar al gobierno progresista. Cuando encontraron la oportunidad, fabricaron una crisis constitucional y llevaron a cabo el golpe.Públicamente, el gobierno estadounidense de Barack Obama condenó el golpe, pero no hizo nada para restaurar al presidente democráticamente elegido. De hecho, los correos electrónicos de Hillary Clinton, que en aquel momento era Secretaria de Estado, revelan que el gobierno norteamericano negociaba con los líderes del golpe, muchos de los cuales tenían relaciones con el alto mando militar estadounidense. No tardaron en reconocer los resultados de las elecciones presidenciales en Noviembre de ese año, aunque se celebraron bajo una junta militar. El nuevo presidente conservador, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, recibió grandes alabanzas del gobierno de Obama por sus esfuerzos hacia la “reconciliación” pese a que durante su mandato empezaron a desaparecer periodistas que apoyaban a Zelaya o se oponían al golpe.El actual presidente llegó al poder en 2014 y ha sido criticado por su corrupción y el aumento de la represión estatal contra sus rivales. La derecha había acusado a Zelaya de querer extender su mandato como pretexto para el golpe de 2009, pero JOH se presentó a la reelección sin problemas judiciales.La elección de 2017 fue caracterizado por un fraude descarado por parte del partido de JOH. La cuenta de los votos se suspendió varias veces, en una instancia durante tres días, y al reanudar había desaparecido misteriosamente la ventaja de casi 5 por ciento de los votos que tenía el candidato opositor.Diez años de neoliberalismo y represiónEl aniversario del golpe de estado es un momento oportuno para reflexionar sobre los objetivos y las consecuencias de la política neoliberal. Más que nada hay que recordar que es una política impuesta por el imperialismo norteamericano, y por lo tanto es una política completamente servil a sus intereses.La historia de Honduras ha sido, como la de toda la América Latina, definida por el colonialismo y el imperialismo que lo siguió. El despojo de los pueblos originarios y la destrucción de sus tierras con proyectos extractivistas y el monocultivo es la base sobre la cual la oligarquía se ha enriquecido y ha construido su estado.Bajo los gobiernos neoliberales del Partido Nacional de JOH, este proceso se ha intensificado. El mundo entero conoce el caso de Berta Cáceres, defensora de la tierra del pueblo Lenca que luchaba contra el capital transnacional que quería construir una hidroeléctrica en el territorio Lenca.Berta Cáceres fue asesinado en 2014 por un grupo de hombres vinculados no solamente con la empresa que construía el proyecto y el estado hondureño, sino también con la famosa Escuela de las Américas, el colegio militar estadounidense que ha entrenado a las fuerzas de seguridad de las peores dictaduras del continente. Este es solo un caso de cientos de asesinatos de líderes sociales que luchaban contra las minerías y las hidroeléctricas que se han visto en Honduras desde 2009.En las zonas urbanas, el gobierno busca la destrucción de los servicios sociales, a instrucciones del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI). La lucha actual para defender la salud y la educación pública es la culminación de muchos años de pérdida de fondos, con el fin de poder privatizar los pocos servicios que quedan.Mientras la dictadura de JOH reduce los presupuestos de los servicios públicos, la policía se encuentra cada día más militarizado, con más tecnología y entrenamiento estadounidense. Mientras el país arde y el pueblo exige justicia, la semana pasada llegaron 300 marines estadounidenses para complementar las tropas norteamericanas que ya están en el país.Honduras tiene la base militar  estadounidense más grande de toda la región, y se ha usado históricamente para aplastar los movimientos sociales de los países vecinos. En 1954, parte de las tropas financiadas por Estados Unidos para derrocar al gobierno guatemalteco se movilizaron desde Honduras, y también apoyo a la Contra nicaragüense en los años 80.A diez años del golpe, el pueblo hondureño ya no aguanta la austeridad neoliberal y la represión estatal que conlleva. Las dos opciones que le queda son unirse a las caravanas que viajan hasta el norte, o luchar para derrocar al gobierno.La solidaridad con el pueblo hondureño por parte de las personas que viven en el metrópolis imperial tiene dos partes. Primero, luchar contra las políticas fronterizas fascistas del gobierno estadounidense. Segundo, denunciar la dictadura y luchar para terminar el apoyo y entrenamiento militar que ofrece el imperialismo a su títere en Honduras.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU students can prevent deforestation from palm oil

first_imgCamilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ Environmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwide printAlthough TCU students may feeldisconnected from the environment halfway across the world, our actions – evenas simple as purchasing Halloween candy – can impact wildlife thousands ofmiles away. Palm oil is in roughly half theproducts available at the supermarket, from ice cream and instant noodles tocosmetics and cleaning supplies. Extremely versatile, the oil can create asmoother texture, increase shelf life, and even run engines as a biofuel, allwithout altering the properties or effectiveness of the products. However, the global demand for palm oil has led to unsustainable palm oil plantations replacing rainforests, which contributes to global emissions and decreased air quality.According to National Geographic, palmoil has caused the destruction of 16,000 square miles of pristine rainforest on the Indonesianisland of Borneo alone.Roughly 90% of oil palms are grown in Indonesia and Malaysia, which both house many unique species, like the 400 remaining Sumatran tigers, critically endangered orangutans and Sumatran rhinos close to extinction. Choosing sustainably sourced palmoil, though, can potentially prevent their extinction. Sustainable palm oil: The rightalternativeThe Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) offers certifications so people can get a sugar fix and other key commodities without any negative effects.Nearly one-fifth of the world’s palm oil supply is certified by the organization. Companies and growers must follow more than 130 principles and criteria to be certified, developed with input from RSPO members, that prevent deforestation and damaging the rainforest and the local communities. The regulations are to ensure that growers who depend on harvesting the crop receive a decent living wage, to limit pest management and prohibit plantations in locations with significant ecological, biological or sociocultural importance. Landgrowers, who follow the International Labour Organization’s standards on human rights and labor exploitation, can sell sustainably sourced palm oil for a premium price.Certified-sustainable palm oilprovides a welcome alternative to rainforest devastation, unlike avoiding palmoil altogether. Boycotting palm oil does more harmthan goodVegetable oils like soybean andcoconut require 4-10 times more land to produce the same yield as palm oil, andoil palms can be harvested twice a month for an average of 25 years. Importantly, alternative products lack regulation and are often grown in the same areas as oil palms, so refusing palm oil could still cause deforestation. Boycotting palm oil also stifles sustainability in the global palm oil market, where the largest importers – India, China, and Indonesia – buy regardless of environmental impact. One of the biggest challenges regarding palm oil for Chelsea Wellmer, the coordinator for the Palm Oil and Conservation Programs at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is simply awareness of its complexity, stating that palm oil “is not a black and white issue.” According to Wellmer, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo first believed boycotting could solve the problem of palm oil. However, after a team visited plantations in Indonesia and spoke with locals and experts, they realized sustainably grown palm oil was the best option. The oil palm itself isn’t theproblem, but how it is used. RSPO Deputy US RepresentativeCameron Plese has not only seen the effects of unsustainable palm oil, but alsowitnessed Mexico’s use of oil palms on degraded cattle land to revitalize theland and soil. “It is, in the end, just a crop,”Plese said. What TCU can doThe TCU community can have apositive impact on the environment through everyday shopping choices. By downloading the Cheyenne MountainZoo’s Palm Oil app, students and faculty can search for brands in a database ofRSPO members and scan product barcodes to check if they were made withsustainable palm oil.  This graphic shows candy brands certified as sustainable for this Halloween to help students kickstart the use of sustainable palm oil in their everyday shopping. Enjoy the sweet taste of environmental protection this October – because extinction is the scariest thing around. Photo courtesy of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. If a company is not listed, the app allows you to reach out and ask why. Some may respond that they purchase RSPO-certified palm oil; however, since they are not members, they are not held to the same standards and transparency. Both Wellmer and Plese believe companieshave responded to demands for sustainable palm oil as the world begins toexamine its environmental impact more closely, which extends to many otherissues. “It is far beyond a palm oil crisis,” Plese said. “There are a lot of commodities grown around the world and we have to make sure that they are all grown sustainably.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin ReddIt Sumatran Orangutan Anita, left, feeds her offspring, Atina ,1, right, on Tuesday July 31, 2007 at the Singapore Zoo which houses their 25 Orangutans, the largest number of the species in captivity in the world. The Singapore Zoo has constantly put in efforts to educate the public about Sumatran and Bornean Orangutans, categorized as being critically endangered with an estimate of only 55,000 Bornean and 7,500 Sumatran Orangutans left in the wild to date. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) I’m a junior studying biology and journalism, and I believe everyone can make a difference for wildlife. I wear pink, bleed purple and live green. Ask me about okapi and let me know your ideas for making TCU greener. Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ Facebook Camilla Price Experts share strategies for sustainability during the holidays + posts Linkedin ReddIt ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebook Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ Twitter Previous articleDocument recounts conversation with Ukrainian leaderNext articleTCU News Now 9/25/19 Camilla Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Camilla Pricehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/camilla-price/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter Women’s Basketball’s biggest fan helps support Horned Frogs and raise awareness for autismlast_img read more

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Hong Kong: Under the National Security Law, no journalist in the world is free from China’s violent retribution

first_imgNews RSF_en ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts PHOTO: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges democracies to do everything in their power to compel Beijing to withdraw the law that allows it to charge any journalist writing on Hong Kong of endangering national security, an accusation that can result in life imprisonment, or even the death penalty if tried in China. center_img On June 30th, in blatant violation of its international agreements, Beijing went through with the introduction of its national security law in Hong Kong which deems “terrorist activities”, “secession”, “subversion” and “collusion with a foreign country” punishable by life imprisonment, or even by the death penalty if the case were tried in China. This punishment is applicable to all journalists regardless of where in the world they are based. In China, most of the 114 journalists and press freedom defenders currently detained have been arrested or sentenced on similar accusations.”This grotesque regulation, that is widely open to interpretation, not only gives the Beijing regime a tool to harass and punish journalists in Hong Kong under appearances of legality, but it also allows China to intimidate and threaten news commentators abroad with incarceration, says Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau head, who calls on democracies “to take immediate action to prevent Beijing from stifling Hong Kong’s press freedom and establishing the ‘new world media order’ it has been pursuing.” This new law, just as ambiguous and vague in its original Chinese version as the English translation, has entered into force immediately after its enactment and has the potential to be applied to any journalist writing on Hong Kong, no matter whether or not they are based in the territory (Article 38). In the case of trial in Hong Kong, journalists face consequences as severe as life imprisonment and, although the word “extradition” is never mentioned, the law reserves the possibility for trials to be conducted in the People’s Republic of China, where crimes against national security are punishable by the death penalty (Article 55). The law also reserves the right for certain trials to be held out of the media and public gaze (Article 41).Under these “catch-all” crimes, the writers of Headliner, a satirical television show recently cut from the public media group Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) for mocking the police, could have been charged with the crime of “subversion”. Victor Mallet, Asia news editor for the Financial Times, who was expelled from Hong Kong in 2018 for having served as a moderator at a debate held by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club featuring a pro-independence activist, could have been accused of promoting “secession”. The journalists Ma Kai-chung and Wong Ka-ho, who currently face charges of rioting for documenting the brief occupation of the Legislative Council building last year, could have been charged with “terrorist activities”. In order to enforce the new law, the Beijing regime plans to establish an Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong (Article 48) in charge of supervising the media and the activity of foreign correspondents (Article 54). It also plans to create a Committee for Safeguarding National Security (Article 12) operating out of the jurisdiction of local courts (Article 14) and that therefore will be able to freely engage in intimidation and surveillance of journalists and their sources.Hong Kong, a former bastion of press freedom, has fallen from 18th place in the World Press Freedom Index in 2002 when the Index was first created, to its current positioning in 80th place; the People’s Republic of China remains near the bottom of the index, ranking 177th out of 180 countries and territories. Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 10, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News News July 2, 2020 Hong Kong: Under the National Security Law, no journalist in the world is free from China’s violent retributionlast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders outraged by death of Palestinian photographer in Jenin

first_img Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists July 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders outraged by death of Palestinian photographer in Jenin May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Palestinian freelance photographer Imad Abu Zahra (photo) died in Jenin today after being seriously wounded yesterday by Israeli army gunfire.”It is intolerable that two journalists have been killed in the past four months by the Israeli army, even more so when Israeli soldiers refused to allow an ambulance to get to the latest victim,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.  “More than 40 journalists have been wounded in shooting by the Israeli army since September 2000 and since Ariel Sharon became prime minister in February last year, 17 journalists have been wounded, 70 have come under fire and 15 foreign or Palestinian media offices have been occupied by the Israeli army. Since the start of Operation Rampart on 29 March this year, at least 30 journalists have been arrested and six of them – all Palestinians – are still being detained.”The Israeli army is acting with complete impunity. This is also intolerable. How many more must die before the army stops attacking the media?”Reporters Without Borders has decided to add Sharon to its worldwide list of predators of press freedom,” Ménard said. Abou Zahra, who was 35, died in hospital. The previous day, around midday after the curfew had been lifted, he was in the centre of Jenin with Said el-Dahla (photo), a photographer of the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, when Israeli tanks fired on them without warning, wounding both in the leg. Abuh Zahra was more seriously hurt and lost a lot of blood over more than an hour because Israeli troops refused to allow an ambulance to get to him. He was eventually taken to hospital in a car where he was placed in intensive care (photo). Witnesses said there had been no clash going on when the pair were hit. An Israeli army spokesman said “the mob threw stones and firebombs at the vehicles.” Raffaele Ciriello (photo), special correspondent for the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, was killed in Ramallah on 13 March this year, also after being wounded by Israeli gunfire. He was hit by six bullets fired from a tank near al-Manara Square, in the centre of the city. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Israel Receive email alerts RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Organisation News May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News A Palestinian photographer, Imad Abu Zahra (photo), died today in Jenin, one dayafter being seriously wounded by Israeli army gunfire. In view of therepeated violations of press freedom since Ariel Sharon came to power,Reporters Without Borders has decided to add the Israeli prime minister toits worldwide list of predators of press freedom.last_img read more

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Sierra Madre Teens and Treasures – Teen History Docents

first_img Top of the News Subscribe Sierra Madre local history will get a big boost with a new grant just received by the Sierra Madre Public Library. The grant of $7,500 will enable the Library to train teen volunteers as history docents using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local History Room and at the Richardson House museum. Recruiting and training of teens will begin in September.The California State Library awarded funding of the grant titled “Sierra Madre, Teens and Treasures – Teen History Docents.” The grant will expand the Library’s summer teen volunteer program into a year-round program by training teens as docents.First step will be to hire a part-time coordinator who will recruit and train the teens. The volunteer docents will give “tours” of local history using the new Digital Storyboards.Five teens at a time will train and give tours during a five-week period. A total of 25 teens will be part of the program during the grant period, then the library will continue the program after the grant period ends.Library Director Carolyn Thomas said, “We are delighted to share our city’s rich local history collection with more people through the Digital Storyboards and are pleased that we can expand our summer volunteer program throughout the year. It’s a great combination of resources.” Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Neighborhood News Sierra Madre Teens and Treasures – Teen History Docents From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | 2:09 pm 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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CFPB Gauges COVID-Related Borrower Challenges

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / CFPB Gauges COVID-Related Borrower Challenges The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued two reports showing that more work needs to be done to help mortgage borrowers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. The first report, “Characteristics of Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” documents that Black and Hispanic mortgage borrowers are much more likely to be delinquent or in a forbearance program than white borrowers. In a second report, the CFPB reports that overall mortgage complaints to the CFPB have risen to their highest level in three years.“More borrowers are behind on their mortgage than at any time since the height of the Great Recession,” said CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio. “Communities of color have been hit hard by the pandemic, and the latest data show that many borrowers are still hurting. The CFPB will continue to seek and actively respond to developments in the market, doing everything in our power to help families stay in their homes. As we warned mortgage servicers last month, unprepared is unacceptable.”Throughout the pandemic, the CFPB has worked hand-in-hand with American consumers to protect them from foreclosure and eviction as the nation deals with economic uncertainty.The CFPB recently issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium, requiring debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the eviction moratorium, and prohibiting debt collectors from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection from eviction under the moratorium.In order to prevent the windfall of foreclosures that may overwhelm servicers, the CFPB also proposed a number of actions through its proposal, “Protections for Borrowers Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation X,” as the emergency federal foreclosure protections are eventually set to expire.The CFPB is seeking comments on a proposal intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures for borrowers affected by COVID-19. That proposal, if finalized, would temporarily require servicers to enhance communications with borrowers who are delinquent or in forbearance, allow servicers to offer certain streamlined loan modification options to borrowers with COVID-19-related hardships, and require servicers to afford all borrowers a special pre-foreclosure review period. The comment period closes May 10.The CFPB’s research brief, “Characteristics of Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” prepared by the CFPB’s Section Chief, Consumer and Household Research and Policy Erik Durbin; Research Assistant Greta Li; and Economists David Low and Judith Ricks, shows that some homeowners and communities are more at risk than others.Borrowers in forbearance or delinquent are disproportionately Black and Hispanic. For example, 33% of borrowers in forbearance (and 27% of delinquent borrowers) are Black or Hispanic, while only 18% of the total population of mortgage borrowers are Black or Hispanic.Loans in forbearance or that are delinquent are disproportionately likely to have high loan-to-value (LTV) and limited equity, leaving them vulnerable to being underwater. For example, half of all loans in forbearance have an LTV greater than 60%, compared to only 34% of current loans.Forbearance and delinquency are significantly more common in communities of color (defined as majority minority census tracts) and lower-income communities (defined by census tract income quartiles).“Borrower experiences differed substantially by race,” said the study. “Roughly 3.7% of White borrowers were in forbearance and 0.5% were delinquent. Black and Hispanic borrowers were much more likely to experience either of these outcomes. Black borrowers were 2.5 times more likely to end up in forbearance (9.2%) and two times more likely to end up delinquent (1.0%) compared to White borrowers. Similarly, Hispanics were 2.3 times more likely to end up in forbearance (8.4%), and about 1.5 times more likely to end up delinquent (0.7%). Other-race borrowers were also more likely to experience forbearance compared to Whites, but were less likely to end up delinquent.”Also issued today by the CFPB was the Consumer Complaint Bulletin on Mortgage Forbearance. In March 2021, consumers submitted more mortgage complaints to the CFPB than in any month since April 2018. Mortgage complaints mentioning forbearance or related terms have also reached their highest monthly average since March and April of 2020, and the number of borrowers who report they are struggling to make their payments is also trending upward.When submitting mortgage complaints, consumers identified from a list the issue that best described the problem they experienced. For mortgage complaints, issue options included applying for a mortgage or refinancing an existing mortgage; closing on a mortgage; problem with a credit or consumer report; struggling to pay mortgage; and trouble during the payment process. The most common issue reported since January 2020 has been trouble during the payment process.Additional complaints included:Servicer communications: Many consumers complained that servicers did not provide clear and accurate information about their options. In particular, consumers reported that servicers were not providing information about loss mitigation until after the consumer’s forbearance had ended, and that the information provided about post-forbearance options was confusing and incomplete.Delays and denials of loan modifications: Consumers reported long delays in having their loan modified so that they could resume payments on the mortgage. In some cases, these delays were due to demands for additional documents by servicers. In other cases, consumers said servicers provided conflicting information about what options were available and the consumer’s eligibility for loan modification. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) COVID-19 Dave Uejio forbearances Loan Modifications 2021-05-04 Eric C. 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Would you do it? Estate agent regrets letting the TV cameras into his offices

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Would you do it? Estate agent regrets letting the TV cameras into his offices previous nextAgencies & PeopleWould you do it? Estate agent regrets letting the TV cameras into his officesBoss of company which has become most famous estate agency in the world after appearing in a Netflix reality TV show says he’s not happy with its focuson personal rather than business matters.Nigel Lewis18th August 202003,174 Views The owner of an estate agency that has become the centre piece of a surprise Netflix TV hit show has said he was misled about what the reality show Selling Sunset would really be about.The show, which features Los Angeles agent The Oppenheimer Group and follows its agents’ attempts to sell multi-million homes in the city, recently began its third series after its second series became a word-of-mouth lock-down favourite in the UK.While TV shows about our estate agents tend to focus on their inadequacies, Selling Sunset focuses more on the personal lives of the glamorous men and women who work for Oppenheimer, and their jaw dropping commissions.Agents in the US take up to 6% of a property’s asking price and in one episode one of the company’s brokers closes on a €40 million mansion, earning £2.4 million in fees.£600,000This is then distributed among the buying and listing agents and their brokers – so a selling broker might expect to keep 25% of that, or £600,000.The boss of the Oppenheimer Group, Jason Oppenheimer, has told Hello magazine that: “I wanted it to be all about the nuances of real estate, but I now realise the show I envisaged wouldn’t be that popular.“I’ve come to accept the idea that I’m on more of a reality show than a real-estate show.”But the show also reveals the rampantly competitive and insecure working conditions agents in the US experience on a daily basis, often working on a commission-only basis for weeks and months on house sales that can fall through without warning or payment.Read the Hello interview in full.selling sunset The Oppenheimer Group Jason oppenheimer August 18, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Full-Time Ranked Faculty, Practice-Education Track (non-tenure), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

first_imgTeach every semester during the academic year (summer, fall,spring)Advise students (i.e., guide and/or encourage scholarship)Bring resources into the School of Nursing (i.e., traininggrants, new students, lecturers)Academic/ Community Service (Every faculty member will) Maintain knowledge and skills in their area of clinicalexpertise (direct care, coordinator of care, staffdevelopment-continuing education, health policy, consultationMaintain advanced certification in area of expertiseMaintain a defined practiceBring resources into the School of Nursing (i.e., salarysupport)Teaching (Every faculty member will) Serve as a member or leader of SON committees, Universitycommittees, and/or hospital/agency committeesParticipate in Faculty AssemblyParticipate in the Faculty Mentoring PlanParticipate actively in University and SON functions (i.e.,commencement, induction ceremonies, open houses, career day,recruitment activities)Participate actively in professional organizations (i.e., SigmaTheta Tau, ANA, NLN, and specialty groups).Participate actively in community groups whose mission relatesdirectly to that of the School of NursingBring resources into the School of Nursing (i.e., use communityand Professional networking to bring potential donors into theDevelopment Office) Have a focused area of scholarly activity, i.e., research,development of evidence-based guidelines, etc.Publish and present in this area annuallyBring resources into the School of Nursing (i.e., researchgrants)Professional Practice (Every faculty member will)center_img Join the Johns Hopkins community as an academic leader at theSchool of Nursing. Our faculty members are committed to excellencein research, teaching, practice, and service, and they arerecognized nationally and internationally as experts in theirdisciplines.Scholarship is imbedded in all elements of the role of full timefaculty members: research,practice, and teaching.Research/ Scholarship (Every faculty member will) DNP or PhD in Nursing or a related field, Maryland Nursing License.Maryland Certification as Nurse Practitioner or Clinical NurseSpecialist are required for Advance Practice.You will be expected to meet all the responsibilities of the Schoolof Nursing. With respect to courses to which you are assigned toteach, you will be expected to prepare for and be present at allclinical or classroom instructional activities and at all scheduledclass meeting times and at all meetings relating to the courses youare assigned to teach (e.g.: Blackboard training, orientation,course and clinical preparation meetings).Absences due to illness or emergency must be made known to thecourse coordinator as soon as possible. Absence for reasons otherthan illness or emergency is discouraged.You are also required to be licensed as a Registered Nurse in theState of Maryland. Failure to meet these expectations will be afactor in reappointment decisions. Experience working with adiverse faculty, student, and staff community is encouraged.Complete all fields.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

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