California diocese’s ranch survives another close call with wildfires

first_imgCalifornia diocese’s ranch survives another close call with wildfires Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Egan MillardPosted Aug 26, 2020 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: The Bishop’s Ranch[Episcopal News Service] For the second year in a row, a wine country camp and conference center owned by the San Francisco-based Diocese of California has narrowly escaped damage from wildfires, which over the past week got as close as a half-mile from the property.The Bishop’s Ranch sits on 360 acres among the vineyards of Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, in the Diocese of Northern California. Normally it holds retreats, summer camps, conferences and other gatherings, hosting up to 150 people at various buildings around the property, including a historic Spanish-style villa. Because of COVID-19, all on-site programming had been canceled in March, but the ranch had just reopened for socially distant weekend retreats on Aug. 14.That very first weekend, a series of lightning storms knocked out power and sparked wildfires that have been raging across the region since, burning hundreds of thousands of acres and destroying thousands of buildings in the dioceses of Northern California, El Camino Real, San Joaquin and California, killing at least five people.One of the fires, the Walbridge Fire, got close enough to the ranch by Aug. 19 to prompt the evacuation of residential staff. Acting Executive Director Aaron Wright, his wife and their three sons went to stay at a friend’s home, awaiting word on the ranch’s fate.“It seemed like it was at its height – we were most nervous on Saturday because it really seemed to be picking up ground toward the ranch property,” Wright told Episcopal News Service. The flames came within a half-mile of the back of the property and a mile and a half of the buildings, he said.Wildfire smoke rises into the sky, as seen from The Bishop’s Ranch on Aug. 22, 2020. Photo courtesy of The Bishop’s RanchThe ranch “goes from very dense woods to the buildings, and that is all connected to the forests that are burning right now,” Wright said.Although the fire continued to grow rapidly, firefighters worked to keep it from spreading toward the ranch, and as of Aug. 25, the worst of the danger seemed to have passed.“We are optimistic at this point that they’ve held it off,” said Wright, who was able to return to the ranch for half an hour on the 25th to check on it. The property was “remarkably intact” despite lots of ash, he said.The situation in Northern California has improved this week, with higher humidity helping firefighters’ efforts. As of the afternoon of Aug. 26, the large group of fires including the one threatening the ranch was 27% contained.Last October, the ranch was evacuated due to the Kincade Fire, though that didn’t come as close as this one, Wright told ENS.Though the buildings are safe for now, the financial havoc caused by COVID-19 and the fire will be “very hard” to recover from, Wright said. The ranch had sold out all its weekend retreat spots for the next several weekends; now everything is canceled at least through Labor Day.“We’d been closed for five months,” Wright said. “We’re looking at a huge loss, as many people are because of COVID. We had just rehired some staff to reopen.”Another Diocese of California property, St. Dorothy’s Rest, was also evacuated but was not as seriously threatened as the ranch was, according to Wright. None of the Episcopal churches in the sparsely populated area appear to have suffered any damage, although one shared an emotional letter from a parish family whose house was destroyed.The Diocese of Northern California – which covers the areas most heavily affected by the fires – is collecting donations through its disaster relief fund, as is the neighboring Diocese of El Camino Real. The Diocese of California is directing donations to the other two dioceses and collecting bags of essential supplies to distribute.“As fire and smoke impact our every movement, please know that we stand together in prayer, remembering that Jesus the Good Shepherd walks with us always,” Northern California Bishop Megan Traquair wrote to her diocese. “We are a strong and resilient diocese, and we know this path well.”California Bishop Marc Andrus and El Camino Real Bishop Lucinda Ashby offered prayers for the victims of the fires, for those forced to leave their homes and for the firefighters.“Please know that you are very much on my heart as you not only continue to show incredible courage and resilience through the ongoing pandemic but now also face a new round of fear and uncertainty brought on by the outbreak of hundreds of local wildfires,” Andrus wrote to his diocese.“I am thankful for firefighters – professionals, prisoners, and volunteers who work tirelessly and courageously to protect life and land,” Ashby wrote on Facebook. “May our gratitude make us more patient, more loving, more kind.”San Joaquin Bishop David Rice also offered prayers for the farm workers in the area, who are enduring scorching heat and toxic air on top of the already grueling conditions of their work, all to make minimum wage during a pandemic.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Contemplation House / Virginia Kerridge Architect

first_img Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses Manufacturers: Australian Architectural Hardwoods, Bisanna Tiles, Brodware, Spence & Lyda Tim Fitzroy and Associates “COPY” Australia 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961982/contemplation-house-virginia-kerridge-architect Clipboard Builder: Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture Projects CopyAbout this officeVirginia Kerridge ArchitectOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsByron Bayrecycled materialsOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on May 21, 2021Cite: “Contemplation House / Virginia Kerridge Architect” 20 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architect: Heanesbuilt Constructions Photographs:  Dianna Snape, Michael Nicholson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Virginia Kerridge Landscape Consultant: Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961982/contemplation-house-virginia-kerridge-architect Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses, Residential Interiors•Byron Bay, Australia Save this picture!© Dianna Snape+ 24Curated by Hana Abdel Share Design Team:Virginia Kerridge, Hayley Kastelein, Jonathan Tang, Leigh Hellyer, Alejandro Galdo Cora, Gaelle Mirande-Broucas, Bettina SteffensHydraulic Consultants:Compass ConsultingCity:Byron BayCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dianna SnapeRecommended ProductsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Set in a magical setting in the hills of Byron Bay the house has an extraordinary view of the sea and sky, and sits in a private rural and rainforest setting. All seasons of nature are observed firsthand by this house on the hill. The owners are very interested in the philosophy of Indigenous peoples and these philosophies are reflected in the design. Among ideas explored was the idea of the life of a man being a circle from childhood to childhood; another was the idea of connectivity with nature.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Dianna SnapeThe planning for the house is generated using these philosophical ideas, and the journey through the house has a natural movement. The living area responds to the northern sun and the easterly views to the ocean. The views through the house are never static, and constantly orient and inform you. The scale of the house is intimate and engaging.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeSave this picture!West ElevationSave this picture!© Michael NicholsonThe house is planned in a U-shape around a central garden area. This affords a protected area when winds blow from the north-east. A contemplation space, which is at the core of the house, has also become the heart of the house. It is a space to sit and just to be, a source of stillness and quietness, a place to reflect and think. This sense of contemplation seems to infuse the whole house.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeOutlooks out to garden areas occur on both the northern and southern sides, and all round, as the garden intersects with the house. The landscape design is by Jane Irwin Landscape Architects and she has used a palette of materials that relate to the local bushland area. There has also been an enormous amount of bush regeneration undertaken by the client, with species endemic to this particular area.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeEach wing is easily accessed from the main entry, and the central garden, as well as being a focal point, becomes a short cut from the living room to the children’s play area, outside circular deck, and study. The bedroom wing, which is on the southern side, looks both east towards the ocean and west.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonSave this picture!East ElevationIn the foreground of the house (to the east) sitting at the top of the hill are the remnants of the original house, from many years past, but this area becomes an iconic sitting spot at the end of the day. This is an “off the grid” house. The entire roof is covered with solar panels and there is battery storage in the garage. Not only does the house consume no energy from the grid but the owners get a large rebate every quarter.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeRecycled materials (greyed off hardwood) have been used throughout for the entire cladding. Internally recycled blackbutt wall cladding and floors are used everywhere. There are no VOCs used inside the house. The materials have a tactile quality that makes you want to touch and feel the surfaces. Not only do they have a nurturing quality to them, but they also reflect ideas of connection to land and life itself.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse of Light Voids / byrayboediSelected ProjectsUrban Joinery House / Lisa Cummins ArchitectSelected Projects Share Structural Engineers: Contemplation House / Virginia Kerridge Architect Architects: Virginia Kerridge Architect Area Area of this architecture project Services Consultants: Contemplation House / Virginia Kerridge ArchitectSave this projectSaveContemplation House / Virginia Kerridge Architect Photographs Westera Partnerslast_img read more

Cork animal charity in financial difficulties

first_img Howard Lake | 7 September 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Cork Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA) is in financial difficulties despite a major property deal which also involved a substantial donation from a local property developer.Staff at CSPCA have not being paid for the third time in the past 12 months. Diarmuid Kilcullen told The Irish Times the society had taken steps to secure funding and ensure there would be no repeat of the situation.The society moved last September from a valuable city-centre site at Clontarf Street to a newly-designed animals’ home in Mahon after negotiations with property developer Owen O’Callaghan.O’Callaghan Properties designed and built the new centre at a cost of €3 million and then exchanged the premises for the site at Clontarf Street, which is now part of a planned €210 million quayside development.It is understood O’Callaghan Properties also agreed to pay €750,000 to the CSPCA on finalisation of title and has already paid 50 per cent as a goodwill gesture. Payment of the remaining €375,000 is awaiting finalisation of title and other legal matters.The CSPCA is largely dependent on donations and bequests from benefactors. However, it does receive funding from Cork City Council, which pays it to employ a dog warden and enforce the Control of Dogs Act. Cork council had paid the society €163,000 over the past three years.www.cspca.ie Cork animal charity in financial difficulties About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

Wedding bells for Limerick couples as Ireland says Yes

first_imgNewsWedding bells for Limerick couples as Ireland says YesBy John Keogh – May 28, 2015 1322 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSfeaturedlimerickmarriage equality referendumYes Equality Limerick Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live “I feel like the whole world is a different place” AS LIMERICK said yes on Saturday, one local woman decided to mark the momentous occasion by popping the question to her girlfriend of six years at the Limerick count centre.Billie (41), who doesn’t use a surname, proposed to partner Kate Stoica (26) just seconds after official tallies confirmed that the marriage equality referendum was passed.Billie told the Limerick Post: “I’ve had the ring for four years. We had talked before about who was going to ask who and we had discussed having a civil partnership, but we decided against it because it’s not the same as marriage.“I was trying to think of a romantic way to propose and I felt that it needed to be something that Kate would never be able to forget. I figured if it was a yes vote then it would be something that nobody would forget.”She chose to propose against the backdrop of the Bruno Mars song ‘Just The Way You Are’ because it’s “a song we sing to each other in the car”.“I was a complete wreck. I just sat and tallied all day. When the final box was tallied my friend put on the music and I pulled Kate aside but I had no idea that there would be all those people there. I thought there would be press but I figured we might just be in the Limerick Post, I never thought it would go as big.“It’s weird looking back at the videos and seeing all those people around us, but at the time all I could see was Kate. It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I was so nervous, I totally forgot the speech I had prepared in my head, but Kate said yes so that’s all that matters,” Billie explained.Billie, who hails from Scotland, says the couple are awaiting the introduction of legislation allowing marriages between same sex couples before they set a date, however she hopes they will wed “as soon as possible”.She continued: “It’s amazing that we’re now thinking about what kind of wedding we’ll have; I’ve never been in a position in my life where I could do that. I have always dreamed that one day I would get married, except for me it was to a woman and I’d be wearing a suit.“I’ve decided I’m going to wear a kilt suit in the family tartan. My sister died recently and my mother died ten years ago, so I’ll be carrying my family with me in my tartan colours.”Billie concluded: “I feel like the whole world is a different place, not just for me but for everyone. Ireland said yes, Limerick said yes, and Kate said yes. For me that was the most important yes of the day.” What they said: Dave Cuddihy, Yes Equality Limerick“At present there is such a feeling of pride, acceptance and gratitude amongst the LGBT community not just in Limerick but across Ireland. The passing of the referendum means so many things to us, for some it means they can finally marry their long term partners and avail of the constitutional protections which were not there for us before, for others it simple means acceptance. The Irish public have let us know that they believe their gay friends and family to be equal in our little country which has taken pride of place on the worldwide stage over the past week.”Cllr Cian Prendiville (AAA)“The campaign and result show that the ideas and conservative grip of the religious Right and the church has been broken and are trailing behind the main body of public opinion. The battle by the LGBTQ community must continue to sweep away all forms of discrimination including the ban on gay men giving blood and the right of schools to sack gay teachers.”Cllr Maurice Quinlivan (SF)“The large ‘Yes’ vote of 24,789, or 64.15 per cent across Limerick City is very welcome. This campaign energised and brought a whole new generation of young people onto the electoral register and into politics and voting for the first time. We need to keep them engaged. This results shows that change is possible. Another notable aspect of the campaign was the huge desire among many of our diaspora for the right to vote. It underlines the case that our emigrants should no longer be denied a voice in our democracy and mechanisms must be found to include them.”Michael Barron, Belong To “We’ve changed forever what it means to grow up LGBT in Ireland. The Irish people, via the ballot box, have today given each and every gay child and young person in Ireland – and across the world – a strong and powerful message that they are loved, they are cared for, and don’t need to change who they are. A new generation has spoken. This is a generation with open, kind hearts, a generosity of spirit and a great capacity to love. They have gone to the polls in their thousands and are responsible for this historic victory for their gay brothers and sisters.”Cllr Lisa Marie Sheehy (SF)“I was proud to see rural areas say yes , extending equal rights to same sex couples. It is clear we have made history. The people of our county and country have sent a clear message to our LGBT people in Ireland and across the world that we stand together as equal citizens where LGBT rights are no longer on the back burner in our society but are equal.”Frances Fitzgerald, Justice Minister I am very conscious that many couples will want to get married as soon as possible. I am working to make that happen. The Marriage Bill, which is currently being drafted, will enable same sex couples to get married in the same way as opposite sex couples. My intention is to seek Government approval for the Marriage Bill 2015 in June with the aim of introducing the Bill into the Oireachtas immediately thereafter so that the legislation can be enacted before the summer recess. Linkedin Advertisement Email Twitter John James Hickey, the First Irish member of the Board of the Federation Gay Games and his fiance Shaun Moriarty of Limerick Pride. Pictured at the polling station in Ballina-Killaloe, Co Tipperary. The couple are getting married on July 1 2016.Pic: Marie McCallan/Press 22by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE historic marriage equality referendum on Friday was backed by 64 per cent of voters in Limerick city and 55 in the county.Turnout was high across the 300 polling booths across Limerick, with 63.3 per cent of those eligible to vote in the city, and 58.5 per cent in the county, casting their ballots.A number of Limerick couples are already planning their big days following the announcement of the referendum result on Saturday. Previous articleCounty Limerick projects in dire need of fundingNext article“Thousands” spent on Moyross house that’s set for demolition John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Yes result “fantastic and humbling”JOHN James Hickey and Shaun Moriarty, who live in Ballina Co Tipperary, got engaged last year and plan to get married next summer.John James says the couple are “very, very happy” with Saturday’s referendum result as they are now planning a marriage as opposed to a civil partnership.“Obviously we’re absolutely delighted with the result. It means we can finally get down to wedding planning properly – and it means I now can’t avoid any conversations about wedding planning, which Shaunie has accused me of over the past year. It’s also fantastic and very humbling to have 1.2 million people endorse your relationship and your right to marry.“We had our venue provisionally booked since last year so we have been planning for it already but this makes it an awful lot easier. We’ll be able to do it all in the one place and there won’t be a mad dash to the venue from the registry office. And of course we’ll now have constitutional protection,” he told the Limerick Post.Both John James and Shaun have been heavily involved in the local LGBT community and the campaign for equal marriage rights for same sex couples; the pair canvassed on behalf of the Yes Equality movement in Limerick and Ballina-Killaloe.John James was also the coordinator of Limerick’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, in which Limerick reached the final three potential host cities alongside London and Paris.John James added: “We’ve been out on the doors for the last couple of months canvassing. Our lives had been on hold for the last six months or so really. This referendum was going to decide for us whether or not we were going to be able to stay in Ireland to get married, and now we can and that means an awful lot.“It’s still feeling a bit surreal; we weren’t sure how to feel when it was passed. We were living in trepidation for so long thinking about the possibilities if it didn’t pass. We hadn’t really allowed ourselves to hope that it would pass.”last_img read more

The Industry Pulse

first_imgFrom hirings, tech releases, remembrances, and more get the latest news the industry’s top companies in this weekly update.Potestivo & Associates, P.C., announced the hiring of Marc Wagman, who will serve as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in the Chicago office, and Cheryl Cook, who will serve as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in the Rochester office. Potestivo & Associates, P.C., provides providing legal solutions to the real estate finance and credit industry. Headquartered in downtown Rochester, Michigan, the firm also maintains full-service operations in Rochester, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois, with a satellite office providing select services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Prior to joining Potestivo, Wagman worked at a variety of law firms in the Chicago area, including his own private practice where his focus was creditors’ rights and consumer financial issues. Cook brings over 22 years’ experience representing banks, lenders, and businesses in bankruptcy proceedings, commercial litigation, loan workouts, and general creditors’ rights matters.__________________________________________________________________Charlotte, North Carolina-based real estate company Showcase Realty has made new additions to its roster of agents. This month, the company’s team has grown with the signing of six new real estate professionals—Renee King, Lucius Fulks, Rachael Ba, Nancy Sherwin, Rachel Norton, and Kelly Feeley.Owned and run by Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty seeks to provide the highest quality, most innovative and exceptional real estate service in Charlotte. The company boasts of its team of over 50 agents, who are all committed to serving their clients based on honesty and integrity. One of their happy clients wrote in his review, “I recently purchased a home in Charlotte in Sedgefield area and Showcase Realty with Nancy Braun and her team were very knowledgeable about the area, but what really set them apart were their negotiation skills with the buyer. I was also impressed with the contractors that they recommended to me for some enhancements that I did with the place.”________________________________________________________Pennsylvania-based LoanLogics, a loan quality technology provider for mortgage manufacturing and loan acquisition, has announced that it has enhanced its LoanHD Investor Module for Correspondent Loan Acquisition by expanding the mandatory loan commitment options and adding direct trade capabilities, improving the ability of both investors and sellers to lower costs and enhance profitability.In a statement, LoanLogics said that the investor module automates every step in an investor’s loan acquisition workflow from initial loan pricing, creation, and management of commitments all the way through locking, hedging loan funding and onboarding.________________________________________________________Bank of America announced the death of its vice chairman and head of Global Wealth and Investment Management Terrence P. Laughlin recently. Laughlin, 63, had also been a trustee of the Urban Institute since 2015.“Terry was so much more than a trustee. He was the rare individual who brought selfless commitment, profound knowledge, rich experience, and a gracious, collegial demeanor to our work in improving America’s communities,” said Jamie Gorelick, chair of the Institute’s Board of Trustees. “He will always be a model for us in our work and in our lives.”Laughlin previously served as Bank of America’s Chief Risk Officer and had also led the company’s Legacy Asset Servicing group. Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago November 8, 2018 1,778 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Back in the Saddle Next: What Matters Most to the World’s Elite? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Bank of America HOUSING LoanLogics mortgage Potestivo and Associates Showcase Realty Urban Institute 2018-11-08 Rachel Williams Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News, REO Subscribe Tagged with: Bank of America HOUSING LoanLogics mortgage Potestivo and Associates Showcase Realty Urban Institute About Author: Rachel Williams The Industry Pulse  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

West Tyrone MP calls for broadband in rural areas

first_img Previous articleIrish Water to commence works in Ballintra Main StreetNext articleRSA advise motorists not to drive unless necessary News Highland West Tyrone MP calls for broadband in rural areas Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – February 29, 2020 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img A West Tyrone MP has called on the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to deliver broadband to rural areas.A number of outstanding issues were raised at the meeting with Brandon Lewis who was urged to ensure the rollout of rural broadband and for areas with little or no access to broadband to be prioritised.Órfhlaith Begley says she is committed to see the matter through:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/begleyweb10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

£1.23 million allocated to keep City of Derry Airport open

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews £1.23million has been approved in additional support for City of Derry Airport.Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nicola Mallon says this is a short term support grant, based on 50% of the airport’s deficit for this financial year, and is to help City of Derry Airport to remain operational during the Covid-19 emergency.In a statement this afternoon, Minister Nicola Mallon says airports connect people and places and their importance in these times of restricted movement must be maintained.She adds she recognises the vital role that City of Derry Airport plays as a gateway to the North West, and that’s why she and her Executive colleagues have been striving to ensure that City of Derry Airport is supported to remain open at this time of economic challenge.She says other airports are also facing challenges as a result of Covid-19, and confirmed urgent consideration is also being given by the Executive to support for Belfast City and Belfast International Airports.The minister’s statement also acknowledges the cross border importance of the airport ; it’s estimated that up to 40% of the traffic using City of Derry Airport originates in Donegal. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook By News Highland – November 19, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter Pinterest Previous articleSchool staff should be prioritised for vaccine – INTONext articlePolice investigate incidents in Derry News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 £1.23 million allocated to keep City of Derry Airport open Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Researchers make appeal for knowledge on Derry mother & baby home

first_imgResearchers examining the history of mother and baby homes and Magdalene Laundries in the North have made a final appeal for anyone who may have knowledge relating to the Good Shepherd Convent in Derry.The project was commissioned by the Department of health in response to calls from campaign groups for an investigation into serious allegations of the mistreatment of unmarried mothers at a number of institutions across the North in the past.The Good Shepherd Sisters set up the Convent in Derry in 1919.Dr Leanne McCormick, Senior Lecturer in Social History is urging mothers or anyone who attended the laundries in any capacity to come forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/leadfgdgdfgdfgdfnne.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Google+ By News Highland – April 2, 2019 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleFinn Harps 2 v 1 Sligo Rovers AET – FT ReportNext articleDonegal’s latest Lotto winner to claim winnings today News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Researchers make appeal for knowledge on Derry mother & baby home Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Major hotel development in Derry gets green light

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img By News Highland – May 30, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Major hotel development in Derry gets green light Pinterest Plans for a major hotel development at Ebrington Square in Derry has been given the green light.Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of the 152 bedroom development.Plans for the hotel include a new leisure spa, function room, meeting room, restaurant and bar facilities.The new development will incorporate the refurbishment and re-use of three listed buildings at Ebrington Barracks with a new three storey modern infuill addition between Building 63 and the Clock Tower along with a new four storey extension to the rear of the Clocktower Building.Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Dan Kelly says; the hotel, in tandem with the additional palns for the development of a temporary public carpark and a new brewery at the site will also further enhance the potential of Ebrington Square as a desired and strategic location for other investors to consider.He says; tourism is a key economic driver for Derry and Strabane and with bed nights on the increase the development of the new hotel is timely and a great asset. Google+ Previous articleJamie Dornan reuniting with The Fall creator for Northern Ireland-set dramaNext articleHard Brexit fears: 1,000 extra Gardai may be needed at border News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

How to set up a foreign subsidiary

first_imgHow to set up a foreign subsidiaryOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Key issues when moving into overseas territoriesAs more firms go global, expansion into new countries is increasingly common. So what steps do you need to take if you are setting up a start up company in, for example, a small economy like Austria?Katie Marques is a senior manager with the Pathfinder project management group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, which advises companies on setting up operations overseas. She says, “My first question to an HR manager would be a very candid one: are you sure that the corporate structure is the right one? Does it fit in with the role and responsibility of the organisation? For instance, if you are sending three salesmen off to an office which isn’t trading, what are they going to be doing?”Marques says it’s essential for HR staff to be sure that the whole project has been carefully considered and thought through at senior management level. “It won’t work if it’s just a management dictum,” she says.Consultancies like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Anderson Consulting offer a broad range of advice to companies and Marques says this is such a complex field that HR staff should definitely take advice of some sort, either from an organisation like hers or from an employment law firm. “The areas we look at vary, depending on the needs of the client, but typically we would look at the number of people the company wants to appoint, the office accommodation and any contractual arrangements that are needed,” she says. For instance, setting up a payroll system in another country means making sure it’s in accordance with local compliance. “There’s no one organisation which can organise a payroll system across the globe,” says Marques.Deciding on a location is also a potential minefield, she warns. “Often companies have already decided where they are locating before they come to us – but we could offer advice about that.” While Austria presents no specific problems in relation to recruitment, Marques points out there are areas which are likely to cause headaches for HR staff. “In Dublin, for instance, there is a very high rate of employment, housing is expensive and office accommodation is limited,” she says. “All these are factors we would look at if we were asked to look at any overseas location.”Taking into account the nationality of any staff employed in the new office is also vital. Marques points out that while moving existing staff who aren’t UK nationals to another country is relatively straightforward, if you are bringing in foreign staff who are currently working for another employer on board, life could get complicated. This is because work permits given to employees are underwritten by their existing employer. A change of employer may render the work permit invalid.Stock options and incentive plans are another potential problem. While regulations on these vary widely, particularly in Mediterranean countries, employers who offer stock options to staff in some locations clearly have to have a consistent approach to staff employed throughout the organisation. “This is an area in which you definitely need specialist advice,” warns MarquesHer overall message is that setting up an overseas operation will work as long as HR departments insist on clarity and forward planning. “For instance, what is your policy on introducing an employee handbook for that office?” she asks. “Are you going to wait till it has been established for a certain length of time, or are you going to wait until there are 10 people in post?” That’s necessary so that people know where they are going – otherwise you have three salesmen sitting in Austria wondering what they are meant to be doing.Other potential pitfalls she highlights are employment contracts, which are so different in the US and continental Europe that completely new versions need to be written to comply with local legislation, and methods of payment. Some countries have extra pay periods, with employees getting pay packets 13 or 14 times a year rather than 12.”Often, when a company makes the decision to expand, the HR manager is the last person to know,” she says. “Then they are under pressure to react and that can create problems. Ideally, the HR department should have a say in the strategy which lies behind that process, rather than just being involved in moving staff from A to B and picking up the pieces.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more