Evangelism: Following Jesus

first_imgEvangelism: Following Jesus Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET December 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm Great job Jason……………..when I read things like this I know God is still using young people in a profound way for His glory within TEC……gives me hope…….press on my brother…….:) Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Jason EvansPosted Dec 23, 2012 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (1) Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal Diocese of Washington] If you’ve followed this series of posts on evangelism you may have noticed that what I’m proposing is basic communication skills. It’s not all that radical. Our unease with the subject of evangelism simply skews what most of us can do quite well in other conversations. Listening well to others, attempting to understand their perspective and communicating in a coherent manner–these are practices we are accustomed to.There are other things you may have noticed about these posts. I work from the assumption that we are interested in relationships with others. Relationships take time. We are all put off by utilitarian efforts at relationships. We can’t expect anything less from others.At the beginning of this blog series I mentioned the cost-effectiveness, or lack thereof, of evangelism in the west. Part of this problem comes from counting the wrong things. What we need to value is often hard to measure. Nonetheless, conversations are something we ought to be counting. And we ought to share with each other, more frequently, of our opportunities to tell and listen to the stories of God at work in our lives. Boiling evangelism down to conversion experiences is short-sighted. We’re called to make disciples, not simply converts, and that takes a lifetime.Every time I travel for work, I cherish the last few moments I have with my family. Those last few words and touches before I get on a plane are precious. They are what I hang on to until we are reunited. Imagine what was like for Jesus before he left those friends he had spent his last three years with. They had laughed and cried together. They had experienced an incredible adventure together, spending almost every waking hour in each other’s company. Then, at the end of his post-resurrection time with these friends, he would ascend into heaven. He knew his last words with them would matter. And they would cement each word in their memories.What does he say to them? In the Gospel of Matthew, we call it the “great commission.” It is the passage in which Jesus tells his closest friends to go and make disciples. Many theologians have argued that a more appropriate interpretation of Jesus’ words would be, “In your going…” That is to say, as you go about your everyday business of life, make apprentices of Jesus. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Why would we invite people to be apprentices of Jesus? Because he embodies the good news of heaven. He became God with us. For some, the idea of Jesus as God feels like a stretch. It’s part of the reason why some resist the idea of evangelism. People have often debated whether Jesus intended to say he was God. I’d argue that you can set this worry aside. One thing that is clear in the Gospels is that Jesus said, “Follow me.” And he was called “Lord” by those who did, even though this was a title reserved for Caesar (the king).Few would debate that Jesus was clearly onto something. Even those that have not called themselves Christians, like Mahatma Gandhi, have acknowledged Jesus’ profundity and incredible example. Can you follow the way of Jesus? Can you consider him your leader? If you can, do that and let the rest take care of itself. As Billy Graham once said, “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.” The pressure’s off. I would not encourage you take on the practice of those that have smeared the term “evangelism.” Yet, they will continue to be those that define it for the rest of the world until we reclaim the practice for ourselves. You are invited to share your story of God’s goodness in your life. You are invited to listen to the stories of others and celebrate God’s goodness in their lives. You are invited to tell the story of your faith community where Jesus’ apprentices learn how to live in the world through an ancient–future lens. You are invited on a journey that will transform you as much as others. You are invited to follow Jesus. I hope you will join in.Jason Evans is the diocesan young adult missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Fr. Mike Neal says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

58 Housing Units in Boulogne-Billancourt / LAN Architecture

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Architects: LAN Architecture Area Area of this architecture project 58 Housing Units in Boulogne-Billancourt / LAN Architecture 58 Housing Units in Boulogne-Billancourt / LAN ArchitectureSave this projectSave58 Housing Units in Boulogne-Billancourt / LAN Architecture Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo+ 18 Share Year:  Projects 2011 “COPY”center_img Area:  4639 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHousing• Photographs:  Julien LanooText description provided by the architects. Architecture of the crisis. This project, for which the competition occurred in 2008, is the result of a complex transformation process in the city along with a precise economic context. Located on the former site of the Renault factories in Boulogne-Billancourt, the concerned project is part of the Trapèze Ouest, one of the sector of the operation Ile Seguin-Rives de Seine, amongst the most important emerging centres in Ile-de-France. Save this picture!© Julien LanooRecommended ProductsSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightSkylightsJansenRoof Glazing – VISSIt consists of a new mixed use neighbourhood, residential and dynamic altogether, at the cutting edge in sustainable development. Each block of the Trapèze is the object of an architectural amalgam of high level. The harmony between open-market and social housing, offices, green spaces, commercial premises and public facilities, along with the ambitious cultural vocation of the Ile Seguin, are all elements that contribute to creating an exceptionnel living space on the immediate west side of Paris. Save this picture!© Julien LanooIn this territory, public and private interests are evidently bound to cross. The segregation of disciplines omnipresent in the french system is antagonistic to this approach and it is manifested in the clear separation between the practices of urban planning and design, architecture, landscaping and project management. Save this picture!© Julien LanooCertainly, collaboration is existent, but the large number and diversity of participants causes a normalized rarity in the points of intersection between the many different visions. A programme and volumes rigorously defined, diminished costs of construction, the hit of an economic crisis, a private real estate system that isolates the site designer, strict certification labels… this abruptly depicted a reality, that any idea, vision or architecture is one day bound to face. Save this picture!© Julien LanooImagining an object of resistance. The first step of our work consisted in drawing from this hostile context a fruitful questioning: « In a framework where the ability of the architect is knowingly limited and in a context where economic conditions are uncertain, how to imagine an architecture capable of resisting disruptive change? That can reassure in moments of instability? And face situations of crisis? An architecture that can justify itself by itself and in any moment? What would then be the cardinal values on which to base our intervention? ». Save this picture!© Julien LanooIn difficult moments, one must return to fundamentals and choices are narrowed: it is simply survival instinct. With this projects we decided to face the most challenging scenarios from the very first sketch. In this operation we have let aside exhaustive studies on urbanity and potential grabbing –costly and previously explored methods at the agency–, to pivot back around an essential postulate: a space exists only if it is built. Save this picture!© Julien LanooSimplification, substraction and timeless values drew the three guidelines for 70° Sud, whose name was chosen by the client’s Marketing team. Simplification: from a technical point of view, a way to reduce cost. A single detail drives the wholeness of the project: window–corridor-–railing. Within this ensemble, we can also include solar protections and openings. Substraction: the structure becomes façade, exposed concrete, no superfluous elements, no gratuitous ornement. Save this picture!© Julien LanooTimeless values: to attract people, the strategy put into place is found upon incontestable building qualities: light, orientation, views and organization. If each individual is allowed to act upon his dwelling in regards to his own taste and needs, the fundamentals that make for quality are, in this building, unchangingly insured. Save this picture!drawingExtracts from the memoire of the competition The project suggests a built form that is simple and readable. The South and East façades are punctuated by multiple larges openings, extending the interior of the dwellings to exterior corridors running along the building. Larger balconies are inserted at intervals in the line of the terraces, projecting out. Save this picture!elevation 01The juxtaposition of protruding, punctual and linear elements give the impression of a slender and lighter building onto Yves Kermen and Emile Zola streets. The building fulfills its role as a corner element and provides a clear distinction from the surrounding buildings. Plays with solids and voids, horizontals and verticals, light and shadow, glass and curtains, give the façade both sobriety and animation. To the simplicity of the drawing is added the richness of the material. We have sought for a finish that is clean, shaven and refined but rich enough to reflect light, and communicate with the colours of its environment.Save this picture!© Julien LanooProject gallerySee allShow lessHanok Garden / Y Design OfficeArticlesUpdate: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and CultureArticlesProject locationAddress:Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221270/58-housing-units-in-boulogne-billancourt-lan-architecture Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221270/58-housing-units-in-boulogne-billancourt-lan-architecture Clipboard Housing CopyAbout this officeLAN ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingPublished on March 30, 2012Cite: “58 Housing Units in Boulogne-Billancourt / LAN Architecture” 30 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Pumphouse Point / Cumulus Studio

first_imgCopyHouses•Lake Saint Clair, Australia Environmental: Pumphouse Point / Cumulus StudioSave this projectSavePumphouse Point / Cumulus Studio ArchDaily Save this picture!© Stuart Gibson+ 35 Share Australia Year:  Pumphouse Point / Cumulus Studio Manufacturers: Bradford Mead Con Structural: Civil: Area:  1035 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Gandy & Roberts Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/618932/pumphouse-point-cumulus-studio Clipboard RED Sustainability TBS Engineering TBS Engineering “COPY” Photographs:  Stuart Gibson, Adam Gibson, Sharyn Cairns Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Acoustic: Mechanical: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/618932/pumphouse-point-cumulus-studio Clipboard Gandy & Roberts Vipac Electrical: Hydraulic:Gandy & RobertsFire Engineering:Castellan ConsultingBuilding Surveyors:Green Building SurveyorsArchitect In Charge:Chris Roberts, Liz Walsh, Peter Walker, Todd HendersonCity:Lake Saint ClairCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam GibsonText description provided by the architects. Located just inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Pumphouse Point was originally constructed as part of Tasmania’s hydro electric scheme and has been unused for over twenty years before being redeveloped. Save this picture!© Adam GibsonThe redevelopment, which has already become a signature project for Tasmanian tourism, involved the adaptive reuse and refurbishment of two existing, heritage listed, off-form concrete art deco buildings – ‘The Pumphouse’ and ‘The Shorehouse’ – into a wilderness retreat. Save this picture!SectionThe Pumphouse, a three storey building originally constructed in the 1940s to house pump turbines, sits on Lake St Clair at the end of a 250m concrete flume which is its only connection to land.  The Shorehouse, located at the start of the flume on the edge of the lake, was constructed at the same time and accommodated offices and a maintenance workshop for the turbines.  Eighteen new guest suites have been inserted within the existing concrete building envelopes – twelve of these are located in The Pumphouse and the remaining six are within The Shorehouse.  The Shorehouse also accommodates the prep kitchen and main communal lounge / dining room.Save this picture!© Adam GibsonOnly minimal work has been done to the exterior of the buildings.  This is a deliberate response to maintain the high heritage value of the existing buildings and to emphasise the contrast between the new interiors and the exterior – their distressed condition a testament to the harsh environment in which they are located. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe approach to The Pumphouse building, surrounded by mountains and water, heightens the anticipation and sense of arrival.  Guests pass through solid metal doors into the entry foyer – an intermediate zone through which guests are brought gently into the comfort of the suites from the rawness of the wilderness outside.   The twelve studio-sized suites run lengthways down the two outer wings, leaving the central core devoted to communal lounge areas on each level, open at both ends so that the sight-line that begins from the flume continues through the building.Save this picture!© Adam GibsonA simple neutral palette has been used throughout in order to characterise a rugged simplicity and uncomplicated comfort into which the guests retreat.  The untreated rough-sawn hardwood and exposed servicing pipework of the entry and common spaces subtly give way to more refined Tasmanian timber veneer panelling and exposed bent copper plumbing in the suites.  These items also allude to the history of the place – the timber formwork of the off-form concrete and water once pumping through the core of the building.Save this picture!© Sharyn CairnsThe project has been achieved on an extremely tight budget in a remote location which required a large amount of site servicing and infrastructure.  Simple construction techniques were utilised and opportunities for standardisation and prefabrication sought through joinery and fittings.  Working within existing enclosures that were originally designed for very different functions, a large amount of effort was spent manipulating the internal spaces to balance private and common spaces.. Significant co-ordination was also required to ensure an efficient structural solutions that worked with the high acoustic performance required for the suites.  Save this picture!© Adam GibsonProject gallerySee allShow lessMorphosis Breaks Ground on Shenzhen Office TowerUnbuilt Project3 Finalists Emerge in St. Petersburg Pier Redesign CompetitionArchitecture News Share Photographs Projects Architects: Cumulus Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCumulus StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHouses3D ModellingLake Saint ClairAustraliaPublished on April 14, 2015Cite: “Pumphouse Point / Cumulus Studio” 14 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?摇篮山别墅 / Cumulus Studio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! 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UK public’s views of overseas aid ‘out-of-date’

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 January 2002 | News Read Live Aid images still influence attitudes to developing world at Ananova. A survey by international development charity VSO has found that the UK public has an out-of-date understanding of international development work.A survey by international development charity VSO has found that the UK public has an out-of-date understanding of international development work. It reveals that people are still influenced by the images of Live Aid in 1984-5: nearly three-quarters believe that developing countries “depend on the money and knowledge of the West to progress”.If this is true, then fundraisers at development charities might well have succeeded in generating the funds, but failed at communicating the changing needs and conditions of their partner communities. Advertisement UK public’s views of overseas aid ‘out-of-date’  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Institute of Fundraising looks for Policy Advisory Board members

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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: Institute of Fundraising Law / policy The Institute of Fundraising is inviting its members to join its Policy Advisory Board and contribute to the development of the its policy and campaigning agenda.The board’s function is to advise the IoF’s Trustees on:• The policy positions the Institute should adopt• The priority of these for active campaigning• The campaigning approaches which should be undertakenApplications should be made by 28 October 2011.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/pressnews/topstories/policy_advisory_board_members AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 September 2011 | News Institute of Fundraising looks for Policy Advisory Board memberslast_img read more

Persimmon Homes to give £1 million a year to youth causes

first_img  332 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 Tagged with: Funding sport Youth Housebuilder Persimmon Homes has announced its £1 million Building Futures programme, which will assist community sports, education and arts and health initiatives for under 18s.The new funding scheme is part of the company’s official partnership with Team GB over the next three years, through to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation, which last year donated £620,000 to support children’s sport. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 British Olympic Association partnershipAs an official partner of the British Olympic Association, Persimmon’s initiative will see Team GB Olympians attend community projects around the United Kingdom to present funds in person and see first-hand the impact the donations have on local communities.  331 total views,  1 views today Boxing club saved by fundingBuilding Futures was launched, appropriately, at The Heart of England Community Boxing Club in Burbage, near Hinckley. A  few months earlier it had received a £200,000 cheque from the Persimmon Foundation.This grant helped to save the club from collapse. As a result it could continue to help around 80 young people each week overcome issues such as ADHD, autism, anti-social behaviour and bullying, as well as offering dietary advice to its members and tips on how to keep fit.Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo Funding availableLocally, 128 grants of £1,000 each will be awarded each year across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office to improve facilities and the delivery of vital grassroots community projects.Three of these initiatives will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme voted on by the public.As well as this £100,000 prize, in each sector (sport, health and education) there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000. 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. Through the #BuildingFutures programme, our new partnership with @TeamGB will help support young people across the UK just like the boxers at the Heart of England Boxing Club.Find out more and apply today https://t.co/t02HPT4nu4 pic.twitter.com/ilRl2x8rhi— Persimmon Homes (@PersimmonHomes) January 31, 2019 Howard Lake | 12 February 2019 | News At the launch, young people at the club were treated to a sparring session with London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo as part of the Team GB partnership.British Olympic Association Commercial Director, Tim Ellerton, said: “Funding of community facilities is an acutely important topic and we’re pleased to be working on this initiative with the Persimmon Foundation. Over the next few years millions of pounds will be invested in new facilities and Team GB athlete visits will take place all over the country, all supporting schemes that will engage young people to make their communities stronger and better.How to applyApplications to the Building Futures fund are open now. Bigger this yearBuilding Futures will involve giving even more this year. It is aimed solely at community projects for under 18s and targeted at:grassroots sports groupscommunity groups dealing with physical and mental health issues and awarenessarts and education projects. Advertisement Persimmon Homes to give £1 million a year to youth causeslast_img read more

Roofstock Closes $50M SFR Equity Round

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: CFPB Grants Bank of America No-Action Letter Next: Addressing Affordable Housing with a YIMBY Mindset  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 13, 2020 3,230 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Roofstock has announced that it has closed on a $50 million Series D equity round. SVB Capital led the financing, leading a syndicate comprised of several new investors including Citi Ventures, Fort Ross Ventures and 7 Global Capital as well as prior round lead investors Khosla Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Canvas Ventures. This latest round brings the total amount of equity raised to $133 million.According to Roofstock, the new funding will support the company’s continued growth, including investment in its data science, product and engineering capabilities, expanding its retail supply and distribution network and rolling out Roofstock Platform Services, the company’s latest service which lets institutional investors build their own tailored portfolios of single-family rental homes.“Roofstock is in the vanguard of the rapidly-growing proptech space,” said Sulu Mamdani, Managing Partner of SVB Capital. “As startups continue to broaden access to financial services, we see real estate as an incredibly attractive asset class for retail investors looking to go beyond the typical stock and bond portfolio.”SVB Capital, a division of SVB Financial Group, was selected to lead the round in part due to its interest in the promise of Roofstock One.Founded in 2015, Roofstock has facilitated more than $2 billion in transaction volume through its marketplace to date, providing “all of the resources for investors to buy, own and sell real estate online, including data analytics, property management oversight and other tools.”“Roofstock makes it easy for anyone, no matter where they live, to add real estate to their investing strategy, with minimal overhead and no prior knowledge needed,” said Gary Beasley, CEO and Co-Founder of Roofstock. “This funding is a validation of our work to lower the barriers to entry and level the playing field for real estate investing. Roofstock gives individual investors the same level of information, access and operational support that used to be available only for large institutions.” Investment Rent Roofstock 2020-01-13 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Investment Rent Roofstock Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Roofstock Closes $50M SFR Equity Round Roofstock Closes $50M SFR Equity Round The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welbornlast_img read more

Two women freed after being taken hostage at UPS facility in New Jersey: Prosecutor

first_imgWPVI-TV(LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J.) — Two women have been rescued after they were taken hostage by a man at a UPS facility in southern New Jersey Monday morning, according to the local prosecutor.The women, both UPS employees, were not seriously injured during the hours-long standoff, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore said at a news conference.The suspect has been apprehended after the incident at the UPS processing facility in Logan Township, the prosecutor said.One of the hostages had a prior relationship with the suspect, the prosecutor said.As the hostage situation unfolded, the other employees were evacuated from the facility, leaving only the suspect and victims inside, the prosecutor said.UPS said in a statement Monday morning, “We cannot provide information about the identity of people involved at this time.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bianca Andreescu on how she visualized her win against Serena Williams at US Open

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHazal Ak/iStock(NEW YORK) — The stunning victory Bianca Andreescu scored against Serena Williams at this year’s U.S. Open is one the 19-year-old had been visualizing for years. Andreescu said Monday on ABC News’ Good Morning America that she not only pictured herself holding the trophy, but also wrote herself a winner’s check from the U.S. Open as far back as 2015 in preparation for the moment that played out at the women’s final on Saturday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York. “I’ve been visualizing ever since I was 12 or 13 when my amazing mother introduced me to it,” Andreescu said. “I find it very helpful … I believe we create our reality with our mind.” “For it to actually become a reality is crazy,” she said of her first Grand Slam singles win.Andreescu bested Williams 6-3, 7-5, cutting short the American star’s bid to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title and her first since giving birth to daughter Olympia two years ago. Andreescu, who lost in the qualifying round at last year’s U.S. Open, made history with her victory as the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam title.The U.S. Open crowd was clearly in Williams’ favor — leading Andreescu at one point in the match to cover her ears — but the Canadian star is beloved in her home country and she said she felt the support “200%.”Andreescu received tweets of support from the NBA champs Toronto Raptors and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to name a few.“I’ve been feeling all the love, not only this past week but this whole year,” said Andreescu. “It’s been really nice to have all that support … I have no idea how to repay everyone for that.”Andreescu’s first reaction to her U.S. Open, she said, was that “all of that hard work paid off.” That hard work included sacrifices from her parents, Nicu and Maria Andreescu, who emigrated from Romania to Canada, where Bianca Andreescu was born. One of Andreescu’s goals on the pro tour has been to make enough money so that her parents can travel with her more on the road. She took home $3.85 million with her U.S. Open win. And Andreescu said while she’s enjoying the “hectic” attention after her victory, she plans to get back on the court and keep winning more titles. “This is truly like an amazing accomplishment but I could definitely get used to this feeling. I’m not done yet,” she said, while holding the U.S. Open trophy. “Having my name amongst all these amazing champions is amazing so hopefully I can just keep it going.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. September 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Bianca Andreescu on how she visualized her win against Serena Williams at US Opencenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

News story: Sea king helicopters, asbestos

first_imgAsbestos use and health risks Serving personnel, veterans, former MOD civilian personnel and contractors may have seen media reports about asbestos being found in some sea king helicopters. The MOD has undertaken an investigation and people that may have had an association with the sea king might find the following information useful in considering the possible risk of exposure:Asbestos in sea king Compensation serving members of the armed forces and current civil servants, who are concerned about possible exposure, should follow the instructions in 2018DIN06-025 and complete an MOD Form 960 – Personnel Record Annotation and pass the form to the local service medical officer (for service personnel – hardcopy) or DBS HR (Civilian personnel – electronic copy). asbestos is fire resistant and was widely used in the 20th century as an insulating material in boilers, pipework etc and notably in building construction asbestos exposure can relate to occupation, but there are many other sources in the environment contact with asbestos does not produce acute symptoms but over time, typically many years, a variety of chest conditions may develop, dependent on the type of asbestos, and the level and duration of exposure information about medical conditions related to asbestos exposure can be found on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/asbestosis/ and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/mesothelioma/ if you are a veteran or former civilian employee and you consider that you may have been exposed to asbestos on sea king helicopters you may wish to complete and return a MOD Form 960 Asbestos – Personal Record Annotation. This form is self certifying you should retain one copy, you may wish to pass one copy to your general practitioner, and one copy should be returned to the MOD to be placed on your personal file. The completed form should be returned to:center_img Defence Business Services Secretariat Abbey Wood NorthOak West 1Room NH5Fox Den Road BristolBS34 0QW Reporting the War Disablement Pension and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme both make provision for any illness or injury caused by service in HM Armed Forces. Awards are not made for exposure, but for an injury or disorder including asbestos related conditions further details on how to make a claim under the War Pensions Scheme, and regarding the conditions and applicable dates, are available via the Veterans UK War Pensions page welfare support for veterans, including home visits where needed, is also available from the MOD’s Veterans Welfare Service the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme (CSIBS) provides compensation to civil servants who suffer a qualifying injury while on duty which reduces their earnings capacity. The CSIBS covers all civil servants, including employees who are not part of the Civil Service Pension arrangements. should you wish to pursue a common law claim for damages, regardless of whether you are serving or former service personnel, civil servant, civilian contractor or other person not employed by the department, you may wish to seek legal advice on the merits of such a claim the sea king first entered service in 1969 and the final aircraft were retired from the active inventory on 30 September 2018 historically, asbestos containing material was used where resistance to heat or an insulating property was required. In the sea king this was principally in gaskets and seals located around the engines, gearboxes, heating and ventilation systems. These areas were exposed to routine maintenance activity following investigation, to the best of our knowledge, Chrysotile (white) asbestos is the only asbestos type that was used as a consequence of the Departmental Directive on Asbestos Elimination (c.1999), an asbestos elimination plan for sea king was implemented. By 2006, major components had been replaced and remaining items were assessed as low risk and contained inside components that were not routinely disassembled. These were replaced with asbestos free alternatives when routine maintenance allowed earlier this year, a routine maintenance training activity being conducted on a retired sea king airframe revealed the presence of asbestos within an exhaust panel seal. Subsequent investigation identified that the MOD’s supply chain had not been purged of asbestos components and thus the risk remained that asbestos-containing components could still be fitted to sea king aircraft. Action has been taken to remove these components from the supply chainlast_img read more