Villa PM / Architrend Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Projects 2010 Villa PM / Architrend ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla PM / Architrend Architecture CopyAbout this officeArchitrend ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasRagusaHouses3D ModelingItalyPublished on March 14, 2011Cite: “Villa PM / Architrend Architecture” 14 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?PM别墅 / Architrend Architecture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 Save this picture!© Moreno Maggi+ 24 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Ragusa, Italy “COPY” Italy Year:  Architects: Architrend Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Area:  308 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Moreno MaggiText description provided by the architects. The research project its own identity through the creation of simple volumes and divided between them. The contrast between the large windows and dark surfaces of the ground floor, lava stone, and the white walls of the first floor makes the construction to be suspended and light. At the ground floor windows open onto the garden are opposed to the first floor cantilevered walls consist of sliding panels in vertical profiles of aluminum, which act as a sunscreen, and at the same time clearly characterize the villa. Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornYou arrive at the villa by a path paved with lava through the front garden, a steel roof with a dramatic change in the pathway and protects at the same time introduces an element which projects outside the main facade of the building. The angle on the roof of the villa entrance is a wall covered in lava rock cleft and contains a cut corner, a window onto the living room. The opposite edge is instead of glass and turns on the side elevation along the length of your stay with sliding glass doors to the garden that interact with the outside world in absolute transparency. On the back on the ground floor front is more solid, a stone wall, alternating with a white plaster wall in the middle, the window of the bedroom is like a cutting height on the wall. Neat, precise, sharp. Upstairs, the pace becomes more dense, formed by the close of the boards of the jokes that sunscreens dematerialize the volume of the first floor, glazed sbalzante corner of the room, supported by circular columns placed inside to the rear. The functions are distributed in a pattern fluid, the large living room has a central patio glass illuminated from above, with a palm tree in the middle: the green led inside the house. Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiThe outdoor area of the garden is designed as a natural extension of living inside, some particular points of view are indicated by the palm rest is a smooth surface with grass. The outer fence is made up of a wall covered with slabs of lava blaze eye of partridge, the coating is continuous and about the gate and pedestrian gate on the driveway, making it completely homogeneous fence line, lifted from the ground through a collection at the base of the wall. Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiThe villa, through its surfaces with sharp contemporary stands out from the building surrounding rigor by establishing an anomaly, a short space. Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiWe like to think that our project is not in conflict with the environment and the landscape, but the banal existing building.Save this picture!© Moreno MaggiProject gallerySee allShow lessDebate Over the Design for the Glasgow School of Art by Steven HollArticlesAcademy of Art University Introduces the School of Landscape ArchitectureArticles Share Villa PM / Architrend Architecturelast_img read more

Trunk House / Paul Morgan Architects

first_imgTrunk House / Paul Morgan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTrunk House / Paul Morgan Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officePaul Morgan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDropmoreHousesAustraliaPublished on June 08, 2012Cite: “Trunk House / Paul Morgan Architects” 08 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?主干住宅 / Paul Morgan Architects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 ArchDaily Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 11 Share 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Text description provided by the architects. This project has evolved the building type, the small weekender, by answering a simple question—how does one go into a forest and use the forms of the ecology to build a house? Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe project is a small cabin in Victoria’s Central Highlands. The clients are medical practitioners/ academics with a daughter attending university. The brief included a living area, small kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. They asked for a small forest cabin in which they could practice choral singing. They desired a small habitat that connected them with the isolation one finds in a forest, and the closeness to the birdlife. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsOur practice was interested in the forms of bleached bones of kangaroos and sheep found lying around on farmland. When considering these bones, we were particularly interested in the thickening of the joints required to carry additional loads, and how these structures could be interpreted in found timber. This idea developed into utilising tree forks or bifurcations as the structure for the cabin. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe bifurcations were sourced from forest floors and farmland, and, due to their age, were well seasoned. They were joined to straight columns with internal metal plates by a sculptor. An internal column with radiating beams completed the structure, the complete triangulated truss system attaining great inherent strength. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsStringybark trees were removed from the site to make way for the new house. A mobile milling machine was delivered to site, and the lining boards were milled, cured on site, and then fixed internally. The figuration of the boards in the living room has great character, and relates to the experience of being in the forest. It also results in a minimal carbon footprint for the sourcing and installing of the lining boards. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe design sought to achieve an almost transparent relationship with the surrounding forest, achieved through an eco-morphological transformation of remnant timber into structure. It developed the typology of the small Australian house, conflating it with the precedents of the primitive hut and the tradition of Aboriginal structures. Save this picture!planProject gallerySee allShow less”Re•architecture – RE•cycle, RE•use, RE•invest, RE•build” ExhibitionArticlesHaraldsplass Hospital / C. F. Møller ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Dropmore, Australia Australia Projects Photographs Year:  Architects: Paul Morgan Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Trunk House / Paul Morgan Architectslast_img read more

New CEO at MissionFish

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  75 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Sharath Jeevan, head of eBay for Charity, added: “Our partnership with MissionFish is projected to raise even more money for charities this year and the success of the programme can be seen by the number of sellers registering this year, with thousands more in 2007 alone.”Aldridge takes over as CEO from Lara Nagoski, who ran the organisation since its launch in the UK. She is moving on to progress her career within the social enterprise sector. New CEO at MissionFishcenter_img Howard Lake | 23 May 2007 | News Nick Aldridge has been appointed CEO of MissionFish, the charity that facilitates and verifies giving on eBay. He joins from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (acevo), the professional body for the third sector’s chief executives, where he was deputy CEO and Director of Strategy and Communications.MissionFish was founded in the UK in 2005 and offers another online method of acquiring unrestricted income for charities. eBay for Charity enables eBay’s 15 million or so members in the UK to give all or a portion of their sale proceeds to charity, and it provides charities with a low-cost way of selling their own merchandise and donated goods.“MissionFish partnered with eBay to form the eBay for Charity Programme in late 2005 and has already helped to raise millions of pounds for nearly 2,000 charities,” said Sean Milliken, Founder and Executive Director of MissionFish in the US. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

NRCS Announces National Water Quality Initiative Conservation in Indiana

first_img Previous articleGary Wilhelmi 5/8/2012 PM CommentNext articleOil Futures End Lower for Fifth Straight Session Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News NRCS Announces National Water Quality Initiative Conservation in Indiana By Andy Eubank – May 8, 2012 Jane Hardisty announced the launch of a new National Water Quality Initiative committed to improving three impaired waterways in Indiana. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will manage the initiative by making funds available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in the selected watersheds.“The Water Quality Initiative will further NRCS’ partnership efforts to improve water quality using voluntary actions on private lands,” Hardisty said. “This initiative is a focused approach in areas facing significant natural resource challenges. It strengthens the positive results of landscape conservation initiatives NRCS and its partners already have underway.”Through this effort, eligible producers in Silver Creek, Ell Creek or Eagle Creek Reservoir watersheds will invest in voluntary conservation actions to help provide cleaner water for their neighbors and communities. The selected watersheds were identified with help from state agencies, partners, and the NRCS State Technical Committee.Using funds from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, NRCS will provide funding and advise to producers to install conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces in watersheds with impairments where the federal investment can make a difference to improve water quality.“American farmers are good stewards of the environment, especially when they have the tools they need to protect or improve fish and wildlife habitat and water quality,” said NRCS Chief Dave White. “We look forward to collaborating with producers in key watersheds to help them have a positive impact on streams with impaired water quality.”The Silver Creek watershed is located within the larger Eel watershed and lies within portions of Fulton, Kosciusko, Miami, and Wabash counties in northeastern Indiana. The Silver Creek watershed has just over 20,000 acres within the watershed, with roughly 14,900 acres as agricultural land. Approximately forty-two percent of the agricultural land within the watershed boundaries is categorized as “high to moderately high runoff acres.” Silver Creek currently has two water bodies listed on the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s 303(d) impaired water body list due to nutrient loading.The Ell Creek watershed is located within the larger Patoka watershed and lies solely within Dubois County in southwestern Indiana. The Ell Creek watershed has just over 11,500 acres within the watershed, with roughly 7,550 acres as agricultural land.  Approximately eighty-one percent of the agricultural land within the watershed boundaries is categorized as “high to moderately high runoff acres.” Ell Creek currently has one water body listed on the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s 303(d) impaired water body list due to pollution from nutrients.The Eagle Creek Reservoir – Eagle Creek watershed is located within the larger Upper White River watershed and lies within portions of Boone, Hendricks and Marion counties in central Indiana. The Eagle Creek Reservoir – Eagle Creek watershed has just over 12,600 acres within the watershed, with roughly 5,900 acres as agricultural land. Approximately fifty-one percent of the agricultural land within the watershed boundaries is categorized as “high to moderately high runoff acres.” Eagle Creek Reservoir-Eagle Creek currently has one water body listed on the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s 303(d) impaired water body list due to pollution from nutrients.NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis throughout the year. Remember to check with your local NRCS office to see if you are located in a selected watershed. All applications for funding consideration, during this fiscal year, must be received by June 15, 2012. This summer, NRCS will notify all applicants of the results and begin developing contracts with selected applicants.Since 1935, NRCS’s nationwide conservation delivery system works with private landowners to put conservation on the ground based on specific, local conservation needs, while accommodating state and national interests. For more information about NRCS’ programs, initiatives and services in Indiana, visit us online at Indiana NRCS NRCS Announces National Water Quality Initiative Conservation in Indiana SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Elevate Credit Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Release Available on its Investor…

first_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Elevate Credit Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Release Available on its Investor Relations Website Previous article(E)asy does it: Edmonton’s CFL team mulls name choicesNext articleMichigan teen sets a US indoor mile record at weekend race Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter TAGS  FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Elevate Credit, Inc. (“Elevate”), a leading tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020. Elevate has posted its release to its Investor Relations webpage at Conference Call The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter financial results on Monday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties may access the conference call live over the phone by dialing 1-877-407-0792 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8263 (international) and requesting the Elevate Credit Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Conference Call. Participants are asked to dial in a few minutes prior to the call to register for the event. The conference call will also be webcast live through Elevate’s website at An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately three hours after the conference call until 11:59 pm ET on February 22, 2021, and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (international), and providing the passcode 13715014, or by accessing Elevate’s website. About Elevate Elevate (NYSE: ELVT) provides online credit solutions to consumers and banks in the United States who are not well-served by traditional bank products and who seek alternative options to payday loans, title loans, pawn, and storefront installment loans. Elevate, and the banks that rely on its marketing expertise and license its technology services, has originated $8.8 billion in non-prime credit to more than 2.5 million non-prime consumers and has saved its customers more than $7.9 billion versus the cost of payday loans. Its responsible, tech-enabled online credit solutions provide immediate relief to customers today and help them build a brighter financial future. The company is committed to rewarding borrowers’ good financial behavior with features like interest rates that can decrease over time, free financial training and free credit monitoring. Elevate’s suite of groundbreaking credit brands includes RISE, Elastic and Today Card. For more information, please visit View source version on CONTACT: Investor Relations: Solebury Trout Sloan Bohlen, 817-928-1646 [email protected] or Media Inquiries: Solebury Trout James McCusker, 203-585-4750 [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE INTERNET BANKING SOURCE: Elevate Credit, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 04:20 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 04:21 PM Facebooklast_img read more

Fannie Mae’s First Community Impact NPL Pool Goes to New Jersey Non-Profit

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Community Impact Pool Deeply Delinquent Loans Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loans NPL Sales 2015-09-02 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae’s First Community Impact NPL Pool Goes to New Jersey Non-Profit Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Tagged with: Community Impact Pool Deeply Delinquent Loans Fannie Mae Non-Performing Loans NPL Sales Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: AACER: Third-Lowest Monthly Bankruptcy Filings Total of 2015 Reported in August Next: Most Fed Districts Report Positive Residential Real Estate and Economic Activity Fannie Mae announced Wednesday that non-profit New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) is the winning bidder for the GSE’s first-ever Community Impact Pool of deeply delinquent non-performing loans (NPLs).The Community Impact Pool of NPLs was specifically structured to attract bidding by non-profits, small investors, and minority- and women-owned businesses (MWOBs). Fannie Mae marketed the Community Impact Pool at the same time as two larger pools consisting of approximately 3,900 NPLs, which sold in mid-August for a combined $765 million. The winning bidder in that transaction was Lone Star (LSF9 Mortgage Holdings, LLC).The smaller Community Impact Pool consists of 75 high-occupancy and geographically focused loans in the Tampa, Florida, area with about $11 million in unpaid principal balance (UPB). The transaction is expected to close on October 26, 2015, according to Fannie Mae. The winning bidder, NJCC, is a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that transforms at-risk communities through strategic investments of capital and knowledge.”We’re proud to partner with New Jersey Community Capital to help neighborhoods stabilize and recover,” said Joy Cianci, Fannie Mae’s SVP for Credit Portfolio Management. “This sale will reduce our holdings of non-performing loans while giving homeowners additional options to avoid foreclosure. We will continue to structure loan sales to foster participation of non-profits and small investors and we look forward to working closely with these groups.”Fannie Mae began marketing its second NPL sale, which included the Community Impact Pool, to potential bidders on July 16 in collaboration with Credit Suisse Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, and the Williams Capital Group. The cover bid price for the Community Impact Pool is 81.43 percent of UPB (67.13 percent of the broker’s price opinion, or BPO). For the 75 loans, the average loan size was $143,572 and the average note rate was 5.43 percent. The loans were an average of approximately 39 months delinquent, and the average BPO loan-to-value was 82 percent.”This sale will reduce our holdings of non-performing loans while giving homeowners additional options to avoid foreclosure.””We are thrilled for the opportunity to continue to expand NJCC’s innovative foreclosure mitigation and prevention programs in Florida to help keep families in their homes and enable distressed communities to flourish,” said Wayne T. Meyer of NJCC. “Through our loss mitigation programs, which utilize principal reduction as a key part of right sizing borrowers’ first mortgage debt, we have already helped over 200 homeowners in Florida and look forward to continuing this progress.”In May, Fannie Mae closed its first-ever bulk NPL sale. That transaction included approximately 3,000 deeply delinquent residential single-family mortgage loans totaling about $762 million in UPB.Click here for more information on NPL sale guidelines and registration for ongoing announcements, training, and other information. Subscribe September 2, 2015 1,353 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae’s First Community Impact NPL Pool Goes to New Jersey Non-Profit Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Postlast_img read more

District 4 commission seat among races on Tuesday ballot

first_img “Currently, our roads are on a 36-year paving cycle and 93 miles of roads have been paved,” Copeland said. “The county’s financial affairs have been restructured and the county has been able to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars in old debt.”When Copeland took office, there was only $72,000 unallocated for emergencies or unexpected needs. The 2020-21 budget has $500,000 unallocated in the same line item.Copeland said the commission’s focus on economic development has resulted in the addition of new industries including Rex Lumber that created new jobs and good jobs and tax revenue.Goodson, an employee of Thompson Gas, a bus driver for Pike County Schools and farmer, has the strong work ethic characteristic of rural Pike Countians.    Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Published 8:48 pm Friday, October 30, 2020 Email the author Skip With the 2020 Presidential Election just three days away, billboards are lighting up and newspaper, radio and television advertisements are consuming huge amount of space and time.But, around Pike County, knuckles continue to knock on doors as incumbent Chad Copeland, Republican, and newcomer to politics Michael Goodson, Democratic candidate, vie for the District 4 seat on the Pike County Commission.Both Copeland and Goodson have taken their platforms to the voters and will continue to knock on doors until Tuesday, November when voters all across the nation will go to the polls to cast their votes in the 2020 Presidential Election that is being called, “The Most Important Election. Ever.” You Might Like Local students receive national FFA honors Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire… read more Book Nook to reopen Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell “I don’t have a political record to stand on, only what I stand for,” Goodson said. “I am against abortion. I support the right to bear arms. I support law enforcement and all first responders.“I know and understand farm life and support our farmers and farming businesses as well as our business and industrial communities. I believe in the worth of every person. I promise I will work for the good of  all District 4 and for all the people of Pike County. That is a promise I can keep.”Also on the ballot for the Tuesday’s election will be the presidential race between President Donald Trump, Republican, and Joe Biden, the Democratic challenger. With absentee voting in the general election already reaching record numbers in Pike County and the state, Probate Judge Michael Bunn said earlier this week he expects higher than average turnout for Tuesday’s vote.“We’re anticipating a higher voter turnout than the 2016 general election,” Bunn said on Tuesday. “Based on other counties and our absentee ballot turnout so far, it’s going to be a high turnout.”The county is debuting an electronic poll book system, which will be deployed in tandem with the traditional paper poll books for this election. . Voters will present their IDs to poll workers, sign the paper poll books and then scan their ID into the new tablets. Those tablets can instantly confirm the voter’s registration and, if necessary, redirect the voter to the proper polling place.Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson However, Copeland and Goodson also place great importance on the local county commission race.Copeland is campaigning on what has been accomplished during his four-year term of service representing District 4. Goodson is seeking an opportunity to be the voice of the expressed needs and concerns of the people.Copeland said when he took office four years ago, Pike County roads were on a paving cycle that eclipsed 100 years. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration District 4 commission seat among races on Tuesday ballot Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Call centre staff really are adults

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. As call centre workingpractices are called into question, Megan Peppin looks at managing this growthareaIt is 2001 – yet how can someorganisations treat their employees with no feelings or intelligence? The TUC telephonehotline set up to highlight bad working practices in call centres received 600calls in two weeks. Military-like measures are put in place by some employersto manage sickness, attendance and almost minute-by-minute productivitymonitoring (News, 27 February). In my experience from managing call centres inthe past, some of these examples are real. It seems that managers in bigorganisations often think call centres ought to be managed differently fromother areas of business. But I would argue that good management practice isgood management practice in whatever environment people work and that callcentres do not need to be treated uniquely.The problem often starts with callcentre managers and how they are targeted. Often managers have set targets toachieve service levels that are not necessarily a relevant measure of successand may not be within the control of that manager.When this happens, the manager’senergies become deflected into a numbers game, counting hours and minutesworked and calls per person without considering the efficacy of the measuresand activity. “Bums on seats” becomes the primary task with analarming focus on productivity management. As the cycle continues, sicknessincreases, retention plummets and what management could be available to spendwith individuals is then concentrated on absence management, recruitment andbasic training. Clearly, this leaves no time for any targeted, quality traininginitiatives that could grow the business.First-line managers in call centresare often recruited from the team because of qualities such as individualcapability and maturity. This does not always lead to effective managers ifthey are not committed to developing their people and business. How do we evaluate their readinessand real commitment to management, a role that requires emotional maturity andcommitment more than intimate job knowledge or systems knowledge? Addinexperienced and poorly trained first line managers and inexperienced staff tothe operations manager who has targets that are all numbers, and it is obvioushow dysfunction begins to occur. Some guidelines that can be appliedto any call centre include:– Build management targets aroundareas managers can influence, for example individual productivity targets,staff retention, conversion rates of calls to sales, training hours delivered.– Make sure the staff to first linemanagement ratio is right to deliver quality results through motivated staff –sustainable results cannot be delivered with 1:15 management:staff ratios thatexist in so many call centres.– Develop productivity measuresthat can be used for individual development. For example, person A may talklonger than the average time to customers but is this a bad thing if the levelof referred calls or complaints is non-existent?– Let staff be individuals and givethem responsibility. Many call centres encourage staffto design and manage their own shifts or lunch rotas and provide opportunitiesto rotate jobs and treat their staff as adults. Both staff and managers canhave enriched and constructive working experience within call centres.This approach takes courage andsponsorship by senior management, and can be summed up simply – ensure callcentre staff have the same working conditions as yourself and they will deliverthe numbers.Megan Peppin is HRmanager at reinsurance company GeneralCologne Re. Her experience includes callcentre management in the financial services industry Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Call centre staff really are adultsOn 6 Mar 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Eni makes light oil discovery at Cuica prospect, offshore Angola

first_imgCompany expects to begin production from the Cuica-1 NFW well within six months The Libongos drillship, managed by Seadrill, was used for making the light oil discovery at Cuica prospect. (Credit: Seadrill Limited) Eni announced that the drilling of the Cuica-1 NFW well on the Cuica exploration prospect in Block 15/06, offshore Angola, has resulted in a new light oil discovery.The Cuica prospect is located inside the Cabaça Development Area and near the Armada Olombendo floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) at Eni’s East Hub Development Project.The Italian energy company said that the oil discovery is estimated to have a size of between 200 and 250 million barrels of oil.The Cuica-1 NFW well was drilled by the Seadrill-managed Libongos drillship as a deviated well in 500m of water depth. The well had reached a total vertical depth of 4,100m where it had intersected an 80m total column of reservoir of light oil (38°API).The oil discovery was made in sandstones of Miocene age having good petrophysical properties, said Eni. It is the second light oil discovery made by the company in the deepwater Block 15/06 after the Ndungu discovery made in 2019.According to the company, the Cuica-1 NFW well will be sidetracked updip for placing it in an optimal position as a producer well. Production from the well will commence within six months from now, said the company.Eni said that the expected production capacity from the well will be nearly 10,000 barrels of oil per day, going by the intensive data collection done by the company.The company stated: “Cuica is the second significant oil discovery inside the existing Cabaça Development Area and confirms the Block 15/06 Joint Venture’s commitment to leverage the favourable legal framework on additional exploration activities within existing Development Areas, as promoted through the Presidential Legislative Decree No. 5/18 of 18 May 2018.”Eni revealed that as the well-head location was placed near the subsea network of the East Hub project, it will facilitate an expedited tie-in of the Cuica-1 well and its production. This will help create value while extending the production plateau of Armada Olombendo FPSO, said the company.Eni stated: “The discovery confirms the exploration potential of the block and Eni’s strong commitment to further unlock the value of the area through effective proprietary technologies and its capability to quickly turn resources into production.”The Italian company is the operator of Block 15/06 with a stake of 36.8%. It is partnered by Sonangol P&P (36.8%) and SSI Fifteen (26.3%).In December last year, the company discovered new oil in the Meleiha Concession, located in the Western Desert of Egypt.last_img read more

UK: Successful Conclusion for Multinational Exercise Joint Warrior

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: Successful Conclusion for Multinational Exercise Joint Warrior A giant exercise off the coast of Scotland which involved more than 30 warships and 65 aircraft from 13 European countries has drawn to a close. Exercise Joint Warrior – a twice yearly event – saw the Royal Marines from 42 Commando return to their core amphibious skills as oppose to the land fighting capabilities they used in Afghanistan.Launching assaults by parachute onto the north west coast of Scotland for the first time in a decade, they also attacked guerrilla style targets by fighting from craft launched by HMS Bulwark and helicopters from HMS Illustrious. As the UK’s Lead Commando Group, 42 Cdo have been reinvigorating those skills should they be called to rapidly unfolding world events at just five days’ notice.Captain Matt Hills Royal Marines, a Troop Commander of the Special Reconnaissance Squadron which conducted the parachute drop – a first on a Joint Warrior exercise – said:“As the lead element of the landing force we need to insert, covertly, by a number of different methods including boat, vehicle and parachute.“It is vital we maintain our parachute capability in order to be as flexible as possible across a broad range of potential reconnaissance tasks.” Brigadier Martin Smith MBE, Commander 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines added:“Amphibious operations are all about bridging the gap between the sea and the land. The Royal Navy achieves this by the use of warships and Royal Marines.“We are re-learning our core amphibious business as well as driving our capability into the future with new Viking vehicles, new weapons and new communications equipment.” The largest Joint Warrior ever, the Royal Navy’s warships were also put to the test with intense air, surface and underwater threat training for two weeks.Ships including HMS Illustrious, Bulwark, Diamond and Westminster all had to deal with incoming attacks from exercise staff on submarines and fast craft, and deal with them as if a real-life war situation.Sailors on board were frequently launched into action stations where they donned antiflash (fireproof face mask and gloves) and prepared the ship for defensive actions.The scenario covered a broad range of circumstances including evolving crisis and conflict situations such as disputed territory, conventional and non-conventional maritime and amphibious threats such as counter-piracy and terrorist activity.Called the Response Force Task Group, the ships and submarines are those that would support 42 Commando anywhere in the world should a developing situation, such as Libya, should happen.Commodore Paddy McAlpine, Commander of the UK Task Group, said:“It’s my job to make sure that the ships under my command are able to safely deliver the Royal Marines to their destination.“In reality this would be conducting theatre entry defensive manoeuvres such as air defence as well as protecting the Task Group from any submarine and surface threat.“This amphibious task group has the flexibility to react to anything from humanitarian assistance to conventional war fighting against a uniformed enemy; this is what we have been able to exercise and prove during Joint Warrior; that we can fight at and from the sea.” As well as the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, elements of the Army, RAF and forces from countries including the Netherlands, Canada, France, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Germany, also took part. There were a total of around 12,000 personnel involved.The UK exercised a dozen ships and submarines including Plymouth-based Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark, HMS Sutherland, HMS Montrose, survey ship HMS Echo and submarine HMS Talent.Portsmouth based vessels include helicopter and Commando carrier HMS Illustrious – which has spent much of the early part of 2013 carrying out aviation training off the west coast of Scotland – Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond, HMS Westminster and HMS Richmond.A small group of mine-hunters (HM Ships Brocklesby, Hurworth, Pembroke and Grimsby) also provided the mine-counter-measures capability.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 29, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Share this article April 29, 2013 View post tag: Joint View post tag: Conclusion View post tag: Multinational Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: Warrior View post tag: Navy View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Naval UK: Successful Conclusion for Multinational Exercise Joint Warrior View post tag: successful View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defencelast_img read more