Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgCaudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Connemara / Peter Legge Associates

first_img Projects Save this picture!© Sean Breithaupt & Yvette Monohan+ 28 Share CopyHouses•Ireland CopyAbout this officePeter Legge AssociatesOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIrelandPublished on October 15, 2012Cite: “Connemara / Peter Legge Associates” 15 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 stream Houses Architects: Peter Legge Associates Area Area of this architecture project Connemara / Peter Legge Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280660/connemara-peter-legge-associates Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Sean Breithaupt & Yvette MonohanSiteSave this picture!© Sean Breithaupt & Yvette MonohanConnemara. A typical long narrow seashore to road plot; undulating rock  strewn stone walled irregular enclosures, enjoying a Southerly aspect seaward with fine vistas all around; the Twelve Pins mountain range dominating the skyline northward.Save this picture!© Sean Breithaupt & Yvette MonohanBriefSave this picture!© Sean Breithaupt & Yvette MonohanClients a retired professional couple with an existing holiday home adjoining the site acquired in the seventies. Pressure of children and grandchildren’s usage suggested the possibility of amalgamating and developing two existing derelict cottages to create a separate retreat, accommodating living, kitchen, dining and relaxing spaces plus three bedrooms en suite.Save this picture!© Sean Breithaupt & Yvette MonohanConceptSave this picture!PlantaThe two cottages though close (a mere three metres apart) were not directly in line nor at the same level but were parallel. A basic decision in the redevelopment process was that they should continue to read as separate elements in the landscape. To allow the cottages read as two separate buildings, a transparent link was required, one totally glazed.  This link would become the entry and circulation hub for the house connecting the cottages at both levels.Save this picture!PlantaIn the larger western cottage, access to the kitchen/dining area would be via the partially double height living room space, accessed from the glazed entrance and circulation link. Above, the library adjacent to the void leads to a large bedroom en suite.Save this picture!CorteThe smaller eastern cottage would accommodate the master bedroom and en suite. A large store opposite the bathroom would house the main internal elements of the hot water and under floor heating system.The project explores the relationships between a comfortable interior and the dramatic rugged landscape.ImplementationThe cottages’ existing condition meant conventional restoration was neither practical nor feasible, the reconstruction entailed the careful removal and stockpiling of the stonework with the large existing quoins reserved for the gable corners, emphasising their unique quality. A heavily insulated stepped raft foundation would provide a base for this reconstruction.Apart from the glazing and RC wall to support the cantilevered steps in the link, the balance of the construction is of conventional blockwork with the cavity increased to accommodate insulation levels in excess of current regulations. The 300mm deep dry stone rainscreen is laid against the outer face of the blockwork. To emphasise the traditional simplicity of form, gutters and down pipes are concealed within the slate roof and stonework.The large glazing elements are secured by SS channel units, concealed in the dry stonework and secured to the building structure. The transparency of the link is facilitated by the individually cantilevered concrete stair threads leading up to the first floor and the glazed balustrade to the stairs and landing.The other element of modernity contrasting with the age-old tradition of the dry stonework is the again glazed lean-to extension of the south facing dining area. A slide/fold arrangement of four doors allows for a full width opening, thus dining and relaxing can move smoothly from kitchen to dining to terrace, all the time enjoying the southern aspect and views across the strand and islands to the broad Atlantic horizon. As with the above elements, the windows are fully glazed externally, framing views northwards to the Twelve Pins and southwards to the seashore.Inside, the interplay of colours and textures reference the varied landscape; the strand, the sea, the sky and distant mountains. The local stonework is an almost unique geological combination of granite and the darker pre-Cambrian Connemara migmatites. Polished concrete relates to the power washed external terrace and steps. Quality oak doors and floors to the bedrooms. Contrasting to this, soft furnishings and rugs replicate the natural colour palette of the surroundings. Locally crafted joinery add to the richness of materials to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere.An air source heat pump provides both domestic hot water and under floor heating requirements. This works even with the outside temperatures below zero.ConclusionA combination of the contemporary and traditional, perhaps a more acceptable approach to rural development. Project gallerySee allShow lessGiants Causeway Visitor Centre / Heneghan Peng ArchitectsSelected ProjectsChad Oppenheim to Speak at Florida International UniversityArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/280660/connemara-peter-legge-associates Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Ireland Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Connemara / Peter Legge AssociatesSave this projectSaveConnemara / Peter Legge Associates Year:  “COPY” 2010last_img read more

2H House / Truong An architecture + 23o5Studio

first_img Projects Houses Year:  2H House / Truong An architecture + 23o5Studio ArchDaily 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/622931/2h-house-truong-an-architecture-23o5studio Clipboard 2H House / Truong An architecture + 23o5StudioSave this projectSave2H House / Truong An architecture + 23o5Studio Save this picture!© Quang Tran+ 24 Share “COPY” Vietnamcenter_img Photographs Year:  CopyHouses•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Architects: 23o5Studio, Truong An architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/622931/2h-house-truong-an-architecture-23o5studio Clipboard “COPY” 2014 photographs:  Quang TranPhotographs:  Quang TranSave this picture!© Quang TranRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a couple and their 2 little kids, located in Thanh My Loi new urban area in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.Save this picture!SectionTogether we dicussed and tried many solutions with an intent hope that we could create a living space that turns toward to not only conecting members of family to each others, but also harmonizing with the natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Quang TranThe house, which contains many functions, requires to be flexibly designed. The space is carefully considered to create the inside yard, like “a heart”, that separates function areas by natural factors. Beside that, bringing the sun and the rain into house is so interesting. It really aspired people, gave them effort to work, to play music, to cook, to meet friends and party together.Save this picture!SectionWith the requirements to have a house with a slopping roof coverd by traditional tiles, we designed the house to show its dynamics and youth inside. The whole house is proposed as a sculpture. The random layout of colorful glass tiles make the rooms interesting and eye-attracting.Save this picture!© Quang TranThe bay window, the oak wood handicraft table and chairs are designed by the natural curves. The light on wooden surface can really bring out a joy, and warm feelings. At night, the house, likes a latern with yellow light bounce through glass tiles, creates a warm atmosphere for the entire neighborhood. This is also one of the most impressive things in this project.Save this picture!© Quang TranProject gallerySee allShow lessShanghai Natural History Museum / Perkins+WillSelected ProjectsPrivate Residence at Stubbs Road / NC Design & ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeTruong An architectureOfficeFollow23o5StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHo Chi Minh CityWoodHousesVietnamPublished on April 24, 2015Cite: “2H House / Truong An architecture + 23o5Studio” 23 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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

U.S. hands off Venezuela

first_imgWhen the Wall Street Journal starts shedding crocodile tears over the plight of the Venezuelan people, it’s time to watch out for the next war.The WSJ ran an article April 6 detailing the plight of Venezuelans who can’t get appropriate medical care. Something must be done, cries the Journal, to rescue these poor people!But when the voice of big money says, “Something must be done!” to the White House and the Pentagon, that something often involves economic blockade, regime change, destruction of infrastructure and mass murder.The article ominously appeared just a week before Donald Trump is set to attend the Organization of American States Summit in Peru on April 13. OAS organizers have been trying to exclude Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Their goal is to mobilize the Latin American states against Venezuela.What’s revealing about this media alarm for a “humanitarian crisis” is that the WSJ’s usual approach is to put profits above people, even in words.Wall Street doesn’t cry about the Yemenis killed by Saudi Arabia — with U.S. military help. It doesn’t sob about the million-plus Iraqis killed and many more displaced by the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation. It doesn’t report the plight of Hondurans suffering from the militarist regime foisted on them in 2009 with U.S. support.It is reasonable to doubt that suddenly the WSJ is putting people first. Is Wall Street really worrying about the lack of health care in Venezuela — while it promotes dismantling health care for the poor in the U.S.? Is Wall Street worrying about nutrition in Caracas when its government dismantles the food-stamp program here?We say “B.S.”We offer a simple suggestion to solve the alleged humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: U.S. hands off the Bolivarian Revolution!End all sanctions on Venezuela. End the blockade of the country’s trade. Restore Venezuela’s access to international banks. Stop mobilizing reactionary regimes in Colombia, Argentina and Brazil against Venezuela. Stop conspiring with right-wing oligarchs and pro-fascist gangs. Stop trying to provoke a military coup, like the one that kidnapped then President Hugo Chávez 16 years ago on April 11 — until the Venezuelan people forced his release.Those are actions that would go a long way toward improving the everyday life of all working-class Venezuelans.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Media regulator’s sanctions to blame for climate of mistrust in Gabon

first_imgThis is not the first time that the HAC has targeted Gabon Media Time. It was suspended for a month in July 2019 for criticizing the financial management of some of the country’s hospitals. Dubbed the “Axe” by many journalists, the HAC announced yesterday that it was suspending Gabon Media Time, one of the country’s most popular news sites, with immediate effect because its representatives had ignored a summons to attend a meeting of the HAC to hear a libel complaint. The complaint was brought by Karine Arissani, the executive secretary of Gabon’s Rail Transport Regulatory Agency (ARTF), who accused Gabon Media Time of “insulting, revolting and mendacious” allegations “questioning her integrity” in an article about her in March. The Gabonese Media Owners’ Organization (OPAM) issued a statement last week criticizing the HAC’s systematic imposition of sanctions that are “often questionable or unjustified” and calling for a “new approach” aimed at promoting a free and independent press. The HAC’s most recent previous victim was Gabonews.com, a news website regarded as a pioneer in the use of cutting-edge web technology, which was suspended for a month in March for publishing a statement by a government critic. Organisation RSF_en Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment According to RSF’s tally, the HAC has arbitrarily suspended 15 media outlets in Gabon since its creation in February 2018, often over articles criticizing the president or his close associates, the government or even the HAC itself, which has not hesitated to initiate proceedings of its own accord in order to settle scores with opposition or independent media. “It is not surprising that Gabonese media representatives, who must be tired of the repeated arbitrary suspensions, do not even respond to summonses from a regulator whose policy of systematic sanctions is largely to blame for Gabon’s fall in the World Press Freedom Index in recent years,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The many arbitrary or disproportionate sanctions have created a climate of mistrust. The sole aim of this policy has been to bring independent and critical media into line but, two years after the HAC began working, it has clearly failed. A thorough overhaul of this regulator is essential so that Gabon’s journalists and media can again work without fear of reprisals.”center_img Help by sharing this information The HAC’s policies are largely responsible for Gabon’s six-place fall in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, in which it is ranked 121st out of 180 countries. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a complete overhaul of Gabon’s media regulator, the High Authority for Communication (HAC), after it suspended yet another media outlet for three months, contributing to a dangerous decline in press freedom. Source : Facebook April 30, 2020 Media regulator’s sanctions to blame for climate of mistrust in Gabon Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Congresswoman Decries Synthetic Drugs, Calls for New Congressional Approach

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Congresswoman Decries Synthetic Drugs, Calls for New Congressional Approach Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 2:56 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News 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 Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img More Cool Stuff HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Congresswoman Judy Chu (extreme right) seen during testimony about synthetic drugs on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.Tuesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing entitled “Synthetic Drugs, Real Danger” to examine the growing problem of the manufacture and use of synthetic drugs and law enforcement responses.Pasadena’s Congresswoman, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), participated as one of the lead Democrats of the subcommittee.“Cheap, dangerous, and often marketed to youth, designer synthetic drugs are becoming increasingly popular among teens and young adults – to lethal effect,” Chu said after the hearing. “The stories I heard today were incredibly moving and helped to open all of our eyes to the pernicious impact these new drugs are having on our communities. Produced in a laboratory to mimic or enhance natural drugs, synthetic drugs do not receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or any oversight. Instead, they are sold readily in stores and online.”Chu cited the testimony of Devin Eckhardt, whose son slipped into a coma and died from synthetic drugs.“Even one use can be life-ending. It’s clear that Congress must take increased steps to strengthen our tools for stopping these drugs,” Chu said.She called for a new proactive approach that will streamline the process of identifying and scheduling these synthetic drugs, combat the manufacture and importation of synthetic drugs, and work with local business and law enforcement to keep them off the streets and out of our children’s hands.”Witnesses at the hearing included Louis Milione, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Officer William Smith Jr., a member of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Dr. David Nichols, Adjunct Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, and Devin Eckhardt, the father of Connor Eckhardt who died after his first experience with the synthetic drug known as “spice”.Further details on this hearing are accessible through the House Judiciary Committee, found here. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Local Congresswoman Joins Other Legislators, Announces Plans to Reintroduce the Women’s Health Protection Act

first_imgGovernment Local Congresswoman Joins Other Legislators, Announces Plans to Reintroduce the Women’s Health Protection Act Legislation would guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhere by safeguarding against anti-abortion laws like Mississippi’s 15-week ban Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1:10 pm Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 35 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff After the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that directly threatens fifty years of precedent protecting access to abortion, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX) announced that they would be reintroducing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), bicameral federal legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion, everywhere.“This week’s news out of the Supreme Court was an urgent call to action: reproductive rights are under direct, imminent attack. Our bill, the Women’s Health Protection Act, would protect against unconstitutional laws like Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban – laws that attack people’s freedom to make decisions about their own bodies and which directly contradict decades of Supreme Court precedent,” said the Members. “Our legislation reaffirms what the Supreme Court established fifty years ago: access to abortion is a fundamental right. We look forward to formally reintroducing our legislation with the support of our colleagues in the coming weeks.”WHPA guarantees a pregnant person’s right to access an abortion—and the right of an abortion provider to deliver these abortion services—free from medically unnecessary restrictions that interfere with a patient’s individual choice or the provider-patient relationship.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Reconstruction Program Aims to Soften Fallout of Natural Disasters

first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Reconstruction Program Aims to Soften Fallout of Natural Disasters Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 19, 2017 1,347 Views Tagged with: Build it Back New York Sandy Hook Home / Daily Dose / Reconstruction Program Aims to Soften Fallout of Natural Disasters in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, News 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] A recent report by the New York Daily News examined the success of the city’s Built it Back Program, which restores homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. According to the paper, the program has had its highs and lows, with almost three-quarters of construction complete to date but a high drop out rate. As of May 30, the city completed 3,771 homes, closing out 73 percent of all builds on its docket. This is a significant uptick from the year before, which saw only 33 percent of homes completed. However, during this year-long period, 466 homeowners dropped out of the program.The program originally relied on $1.7 billion of federal funds, but recently received a boost of $500 million in HUD funding, putting the total at $2.2 billion.Part of the funds for the Build it Back Program go to elevate the homes so that they are better protected against future flooding, however the paper noted that this has led to discontent among some homeowners who expected to have their original floor plans followed. Due to the elevation requirement some homeowners have lost basement space, but these home now have greater resale value. Other complaints lobbed toward the program include higher than expected out-of-pocket expenses; slow build times; a confusing paperwork process; and comparisons to other programs that offer new builds.“These are families that have really emptied out their life savings to make ends meet and they are literally one emergency away from losing everything. So offering them a smaller amount of money when they’re eligible for a complete home build is outrageous and unacceptable,” said Staten Island Borough President James Otto to the paper.However, program proponents credit Build it Back with being able to move back into their neighborhoods and resume their daily lives.“I think this was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten, to be honest,” said homeowner Joy Gill, who received a new, elevated home from the program. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Build it Back New York Sandy Hook 2017-06-19 Rachel Williams About Author: Rachel Williams The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Proceed With Caution: Existing Home Sales and Economic Growth Next: Cost of Living Rises in Tandem with Home Prices Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Residents in North Inishowen to be consulted on flood management options

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – March 1, 2016 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest Residents in Carndonagh, Malin, Clonmany and Moville are being urged to share their thoughts on flood risk management options which have been developed for their area.OPW officials have concluded their investigations of flood improvement ventures of the four areas, and the next stage of the process is to consult with residents.The public service office in Carndonagh will be open from 1pm – 7pm on Thursday next, March 3rd.Councillor Albert Doherty says public input is very much welcome:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/albertconsult.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Previous articleBallyshannon Water Plant contamination caused by slurryNext articleRossville residents urged to engage in debate about NIHE transfer proposals admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Residents in North Inishowen to be consulted on flood management options Twitter Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

Tapping into creativity

first_imgTapping into creativityOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Aart Goud and Godelieve Spaas argue the case for embedding innovation intomanagement development programmes, drawing on examples from Rotterdam School ofManagementCreativity is more than simple brainstorming. It is part of a comprehensiveprocess of innovation which sees ideas being generated and the process beingaccepted. This comprehensive view ensures that powerful ideas are not strippedof their energy in subsequent project phases. To achieve this in our management development (MD) programme sessionsdedicated to creativity, we encourage executives to consider innovation intheir own organisations in two different ways. We offer them new stimuli, thenget them to reflect on processing those stimuli. People, information, surroundings and methods are four different stimuliwhich can induce creativity. Here we will consider each briefly: People We set up diverse project groups. We have experimented withgroups that were uniform and those that were pluriform in terms of cognitivepreferences and expertise, leading to various levels of effective results.These allow line managers to set up a sufficiently diverse innovation team onthe shopfloor. Information Apart from traditional brainstorming methods, we opt forchallenging hidden assumptions. This reveals an organisation’s preferred way ofoperating and attempts to redirect it towards new business ideas. Changing surroundings This liberation, although requiring substantialmental effort, results in what are often groundbreaking innovations. Awell-known example is the success of the US-based carrier SouthWest Airlines,where executives were inspired by Formula 1 motor racing. The extremely shortpit-stops prompted them to consider how they could optimise their planes’maintenance, allowing them to enhance the effectiveness of their fleettremendously. Different methods By using metaphors, for example, executives canexpress what was previously impossible to put into words. In one programme, weused a tape of how cellist Yo Yo Ma collaborated with a choreographer on amusic-dance production. This served as a metaphor for people from differentdisciplines working together, without which innovation would be impossible. Using information from other disciplines and combining it with one’spersonal experiences is only possible when specialists from various disciplinesare open to new information. This requires them to think more freely andoutside the mental frameworks of their own discipline. ReflectionExecutives must be able to process all these new stimuli to allow forinnovation. So we have also incorporated reflection on these stimuli within ourMD programmes. We recognise that executives process stimuli in different wayswhich reflects on the creative process. We use the Ned Herrmann model tocharacterise each executive’s cognitive processing preferences. The graph (left) illustrates four cognitive preferences and relates them tothe accompanying repertoire of behaviour. It allows executives to analyse thebest way to kick-start the creative process for him or herself, enabling themto contribute in a natural way to their work environment. Such an analysis canapply equally to a single individual participant right up to complete businessunits participating in the MD programme. Executives have experimented with diverse stimuli and their processing ofthem. This allows them to gain insight into their personal, natural creativestyle and teaches them how to influence the creative process. As the programmesproceeds, executives start to extend lessons learned to other sessions withinthe programme. Embedding creativity in MD programmes creates a win-win situation for bothregular sessions and those specifically dedicated to creativity. last_img read more