Whale Beach House / Neeson Murcutt Architects

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/28843/whale-beach-house-neeson-murcutt-architects Clipboard Whale Beach House / Neeson Murcutt Architects Text description provided by the architects. Whale Beach House is located in the south-east fold of a steep, thickly vegetated hillside, below a towering escarpment, and looks out along the beach to Careel Head. The siting of the house is derived from a pragmatic mapping of adjacent building alignments, northpoint, neighbour’s viewlines and required setbacks. These invisible lines establish the oblique geometries that characterise the plan, reminiscent of Coderch’s Casa Ugalde in Spain. Challenged by overshadowing from the escarpment the mass of the building is located as close to the street as possible, also giving space to the large boulders, rare trees and rainforest preserved at the rear. The house is a multi-generational family weekender organised over three levels that terrace with the slope – children and grandparents on the lower level, main living areas on the mid level and parents ‘secret’ timber cabin on top. The plan is stratified, each level deliberately distinct from the other with internal stairs that are virtually hidden. Whilst the ceiling of each level is constant, the floors are stepped or ‘topographic’. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe project explores proximity and distance, invoking the special dualities of the site – the rock outcrops and native forest behind are given equal consideration to the front coastal panorama. Each room is considered almost autonomously, coordinated with the site and view. The experience of the house is cinematic as the view partitioned so that it becomes particular to each room – the horizon from the kitchen, the headland from the living room, the escarpment from the main entry, the rainforest at the back door. An array of opening types assists the orchestration – solid timber shutters that reveal the view when open, sashes that completely disappear, windows that capture the view within a sheet of fixed glass, strategic skylights for light without view. These strategies generate a spatial richness experienced as ‘surprise’. Save this picture!Like its neighbours the house is elevated above the street, providing a degree of privacy. It is strongly articulated with upper levels clad in recycled timber that will darken in time to camouflage against the backdrop of the scarp. A void through the centre of the lower masonry level creates a view through to the garden. The native landscape is metaphorically drawn through this void connecting with neighbouring gardens across front. Careful collaboration between the landscape architect, hydraulic engineer, ecologist and builder allowed the waterway on the north-east side of the building to be restored, resisting to council’s attempts to create a stormwater easement and instead enriching the landscape setting. The house and landscape are integral. Outdoor living spaces correspond with each level of the house and are equally varied. The project demonstrates a holistic approach to sustainability – solar orientation, natural light, ventilation, efficient internal heating, materials choices, water collection, locally indigenous plantings and compact pool. The steeply sloping site was expensive to build on and the stormwater issues costly to resolve. The refined building detailing and landscaping were labour intensive, but felt by all parties to deliver enduring benefit.Project gallerySee allShow lessShowroom and Leisure Center / Manuelle Gautrand ArchitectureArticlesBibliosphere / Greeen! ArchitectsArticles Share Architects: Neeson Murcutt Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Year:  ArchDaily CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia 2008 Whale Beach House / Neeson Murcutt ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWhale Beach House / Neeson Murcutt Architects Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/28843/whale-beach-house-neeson-murcutt-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNeeson Murcutt ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodSydneyHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on July 16, 2009Cite: “Whale Beach House / Neeson Murcutt Architects” 16 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. 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IFC launch fund to support fundraisers in developing world

first_imgIFC launch fund to support fundraisers in developing world While fundraisers know that people give to people, today the Resource Alliance is asking fundraisers to give to fundraisers. The civil society capacity building organisation is announcing The Fundraisers Fund, an initiative to provide training for fundraisers in the developing world.It is asking fundraisers in developed countries to give direct financial support to their colleagues in the developing world.Although civil society is expanding in many parts of the world, there is still a lack of capacity and funding in many civil society organisations to access fundraising training. There are still too few people with the skills to tap into the resources available from an expanding middle class, from nationals living in developed economies, and from the corporate sector.The Fundraisers FundSupporters of the Fundraisers Fund will be able to contribute through the website to a pool of money that will be used to provide bursary places to Resource Alliance conferences and workshops. It will also enable the provision of professional development opportunities through other routes, such as local courses and workshops in fundraisers’ home countries.Resource Alliance CEO Simon Collings said:“The central proposition of the Fundraisers Fund is that the people most likely to understand and support the needs of fundraisers are other fundraisers. And only other fundraisers will see any value in providing the means to develop their skills”. Advertisement Tagged with: Funding International Fundraising Congress Resource Alliance Howard Lake | 17 September 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Partly developed by The Good Agency, formerly Cascaid, the Fundraisers Fund is similar to the idea behind microfinance website Kiva, which allows people to lend money directly to social entrepreneurs in the developing world.The Fund will be officially launched to the global fundraising community at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland in October.Immediate targets are to recruit 100 donors giving an average of £10 a month by the end of the year but quickly progress that to 2,000 active supporters.The Fund has grown out of the Resource Alliance’s Guy Stringer Bursary Fund, which provided bursary places for the IFC and the International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation, held every year in the southern hemisphere.  67 total views,  1 views today 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.  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Contact the Elderly announces merger with NBFA Assisting the Elderly

first_img Contact the Elderly has announced a merger with NBFA Assisting the Elderly, a fellow charity working with older people across the UK.NBFA had already taken the decision to cease standalone operations and seek to merge with a larger charity in the same sector following a strategic review in 2015, and will now merge its remaining funds and assets with Contact the Elderly.Contact the Elderly will be dedicating all funds received from NBFA to accelerating the creation of its tea party groups based across the UK, which work to combat loneliness and isolation amongst older people through free, monthly tea parties for small groups of older people and volunteers within their community.Over the next two years, this should result in an additional 100 groups and help nearly one thousand older people. All contacts of NBFA have been signposted towards Contact the Elderly groups in their area and encouraged to consider joining their nearest tea party. Melanie May | 7 February 2017 | News Tagged with: merger Contact the Elderly announces merger with NBFA Assisting the Elderly Contact the Elderly currently runs over 710 tea parties monthly across the UK, providing friendship to over 5,400 older people, and supported by almost 10,000 volunteers. Its Be Our Guest campaign encourages people to get in touch with the charity if they would like to get involved in the tea parties or if they know someone who would benefit from attending.Debra Bollan, fundraising manager, Contact the Elderly said:“We are currently in the fortunate position to be able to launch more groups than ever, but our biggest challenge is finding those who are most in need of our service. Our recent launch of our Be Our Guest Campaign is helping us to reach those who will most benefit. We will continue to work with partner organisations and referrers to raise awareness of our work, increase the numbers of our volunteers and raise funds to support and develop our tried and tested solution.’’Contact the Elderly chairman of trustees, Christian Grobel also commented:“I am delighted that NBFA has chosen Contact the Elderly as a partner and suitable home for its remaining funds, thus continuing their objectives and helping make a real difference in the lives of those older people whom NBFA has served so diligently over so many years. This combination means our service will continue to grow and develop across the UK, enabling us to provide a vital social link for more lonely older people in our neighbourhoods and communities.”  123 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Al-Jazeera sentenced to heavy fine for “defamation”

first_img News January 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera sentenced to heavy fine for “defamation” Reporters Without Borders today condemned a 20,000-Dinar (50,000 Euros) fine imposed by a court in Kuwait City yesterday on Qatar-based satellite TV, al-Jazeera, over a programme judged to have defamed Kuwait.The case related to an exchange of insults between an Egyptian political analyst and a Kuwaiti journalist on a February 2002 political programme – al-Ittijah al-Mouakiss (anti-clockwise).Trouble flared when host Faisal al-Qassem asked his guests to comment on a possible US invasion of Iraq and the Egyptian commentator accused Kuwait of “stealing Iraq’s oil”. A complaint was laid by four Kuwaiti lawyers who claimed the channel had “damaged Kuwaiti national sentiment” and “distorted the history of the country”. One of the four plaintiffs, Mohammed Taleb, told Agence France-Presse that he had complained against al-Jazeera after the broadcast of the programme because “Kuwait was accused of being to blame for the Iraqi invasion” of the emirate in 1990.Al-Qassem told Reporters Without Borders that al-Jazeera was not responsible for what had happened and “does not always share the opinion of its contributors”. The journalist also said it was impossible to control the excesses of its guests on live debates.Al-Jazeera has said it will appeal. Lawyer for the channel, Machaal al-Namach, also told Reporters Without Borders that the four lawyers had decided to appeal, because they considered the damages too low. “As soon as al-Jazeera is involved, courts in the Arab world seem ready to condemn the channel without taking account of the facts,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation. “It is incomprehensible that the channel should be punished for remarks made by guests, who the presenter had in fact tried to calm down”.“The amount seems to us disproportionate and the accusations unfounded,” the organisation added.At a 2003 hearing, al-Jazeera had been acquitted of paying provisional damages of 5,000 dinars (12,460 Euros) to the plaintiffs.The channel’s studios in Kuwait have twice been shut down, in 1999 and then between 2002 and 2005 following a report on US-Kuwaiti military exercises KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 23, 2015 Find out more New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists Organisation Follow the news on Kuwait RSF_en Newscenter_img January 21, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go further KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term September 5, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

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For Pasadena’s Youngest Boxers, Months of Training on the Line at Saturday’s Villa-Parke Boxing Show

first_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff “I love the sport and I love winning. You have to set goals and have motivation,” said 17-year-old amateur boxer Humberto Robles of Pasadena.Pasadena’s youth amateur boxers will step into the ring and showcase their skills in the bi-annual Villa-Parke Boxing Show this Saturday, putting months of dedication and training on the line for the city to see.Kids from all over the state are making appearances to match up with boxers from Pasadena starting as young as eight. The long standing-boxing program facilitated through the city of Pasadena Human Services & Recreation Department is fully responsible for churning out these young boxers every year.“It’s an opportunity for Pasadena to showcase our kids alongside kids from all over Southern California,” said Fausto De LaTorre, Villa-Parke Community Center’s boxing specialist.Sacrifice and dedication is the name of the game for these young boxers. These Pasadena kids start from nothing and dedicate themselves to eight months of training, six days a week — all building up to get in the ring for their first match.“You start them from ground zero. You have to build them up to build their confidence and with that you give them the Olympic-style boxing skill,” said De LaTorre.De LaTorre will host 20 bouts on Saturday, in which he is hopeful that about ten of his kids will be matched up with opponents and showcased in the ring. This moment alone is what months of preparation has led up to for these kids.“I strive to help these kids feel confident, have self esteem and believe in themselves because this is a sport that you can’t play. It’s not a team sport,” said De LaTorre.De LaTorre, who has been boxing competitively since age nine and is a twenty year veteran within the city boxing program, emphasizes the importance of working one-on-one with every student who comes through the gym, which has an average attendance of fifty to sixty boxers every day.“I want each and every one of them to know that I’m here to help shape them into the boxers they not only want to be, but can be,” explained De LaTorre.For the young boxers, staying focused and loving the challenge fuels their anticipation for their big match.“I love the sport and I love winning. You have to set goals and have motivation,” said 17-year-old amateur boxer Humberto Robles of Pasadena.De LaTorre will also host a Master’s bout this weekend consisting of fighters age forty and older. This match allows boxers who cannot compete and move up the ranks under the USA Boxing guidelines get in the ring and match up with opponents. This is an exciting opportunity for De LaTorre; he says it’s important for the older boxers to continue to strive and to emphasize keeping a healthy lifestyle.The Villa-Parke Boxing Show has become a symbol for much more than entertainment and showcasing in the past years. It has made itself a medium within the city known for bringing the community together and teaching life skills that are sure to stick.“At the end of the day, you’re going to walk out of here with good health, knowing how to defend yourself and most importantly of all, you’ve learned a discipline and character that you can apply in everyday life,” said De LaTorre.The Villa-Parke Boxing Show is a great exhibition of the sport and to see up and coming area contenders. The show will kicks off this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Villa Parke Recreation Center located at 363 E. Villa Street.There is a $10 suggested donation and children under 12 are free.For more information call (626) 744-6530 or visit ci.pasadena.ca.us/HumanServices. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Mortgages Rank Third Among Consumer Complaints in Latest CFPB Snapshot

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mortgages Rank Third Among Consumer Complaints in Latest CFPB Snapshot Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Complaint Database Credit Reporting Agencies Mortgages  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Mortgages Rank Third Among Consumer Complaints in Latest CFPB Snapshot in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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. Previous: New Home Sales Bounce Back in July from a Disappointing June Next: Atlanta Fed Launches Online Publication Covering U.S. Economic Issues Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 25, 2015 1,129 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Complaint Database Credit Reporting Agencies Mortgages 2015-08-25 Brian Honea 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 Mortgages were the third-most complained about financial product nationwide in July, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s monthly consumer complaints snapshot for July released Tuesday.As of August 1, 2015, the Bureau has handled 677,200 consumer complaints across all products in slightly more than four years of operation, according to the snapshot.In July 2015, the Bureau handled 26,704 complaints. Approximately 17 percent of those complaints in July were on mortgages (4,498), making it the third-most complained about financial product during the month. The top two categories were debt collection (8,224, or 31 percent) and credit reporting (6,696, or 25 percent). CFPB found that the top three companies receiving the most complaints for a three-month period from March to May 2015 were Equifax, Experian, and Bank of America.Mortgages have been the most complained-about financial product since the Bureau opened in July 2011, accounting for about 28 percent of all complaints (about 189,600 out of 677,200).The Bureau’s July snapshot spotlights credit reporting complaints, which CFPB has been accepting since October 2012. In less than three years, the Bureau has handled approximately 105,000 complaints related to credit reporting. Between June and July 2015, the CFPB found that the number of credit reporting complaints shot up by 56 percent, from 4,289 to 6,969.  The number of credit reporting complaints handled from May 2015 to July 2015 increased by 45 percent from the same period the prior year, according to CFPB.More than three-fourths (77 percent) of the complaints  submitted on credit reporting involved incorrect information on reports such as debts already paid or not yet due that showed up on their report and therefore negatively affected their credit scores, CFPB reported.Out of the top five most complained-about companies, three of them were credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and Transunion). In fact, 97 percent of credit reporting complaints received from March 2015 to May 2015 were on one of those three nationwide credit reporting agencies, according to CFPB.”Whether a consumer is trying to get a mortgage, apply for a student loan, or buy a car, credit reports are fundamentally important in allowing people to access their financial goals,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said. “As we see a rise in the number of consumers complaining about this issue, the Bureau will continue to work to ensure that credit reports are fair, accurate, and readily available to all consumers.”The July snapshot highlighted complaints from the Los Angeles, California, metro area, which is the second-largest metro in the United States by population. As of August 1, 2015, the state of California has accounted for about 94,000 (14 percent) of the 677,200 consumer complaints the CFPB has handled since opening its doors in July 2011. Out of those complaints from California, 33,700 (5 percent) have come from the Los Angeles metro area.”Whether a consumer is trying to get a mortgage, apply for a student loan, or buy a car, credit reports are fundamentally important in allowing people to access their financial goal.”The CFPB found that although mortgages have been the most complained-about financial product over the four years of the Bureau’s existence, consumers in Los Angeles have submitted complaints on mortgages at a higher rate than the national average. About 35 percent of complaints the CFPB received from consumers in the Los Angeles area were mortgage-related, compared to a 28 percent nationwide average. The rates at which consumers in Los Angeles complained about credit reporting and debt collection were lower than the national averages, however. Credit reporting complaints accounted for 14 percent of those received by the Bureau from Los Angeles, compared to 16 percent nationwide; for debt collection, it was 22 percent for Los Angeles and 25 percent nationwide.The CFPB launched its consumer complaint database in July 2012. The Bureau caused some controversy when it began publishing complaint narratives in June 2015. The Five Star Institute and Black Knight Financial Services published a study in April adding more context to the consumer complaints.To view the entire CFPB monthly complaint snapshot for July, click here.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com. Share Savelast_img read more

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Fannie and Freddie Prep Servicers for Hurricane Dorian

first_img 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 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Hurricane Dorian gained strength in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday and could be a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall on Monday. The storm could have maximum wind speeds of 130 mph. In response, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reminded homeowners and servicers of their respective assistance options.Freddie Mac reminded mortgage servicers of its disaster relief policies for borrowers as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. Freddie Mac’s disaster relief options are available to borrowers whose homes or places of employment are located in presidentially-declared Major Disaster Areas where federal individual-assistance programs are made available to affected individuals and households.In areas where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not yet made individual assistance available, mortgage servicers may immediately leverage Freddie Mac’s short-term forbearance programs to provide mortgage relief to their borrowers that have been affected by hurricane damage.“As Hurricane Dorian approaches, we stand ready to ensure mortgage relief is made available to affected borrowers in eligible disaster areas,” said Yvette Gilmore, Freddie Mac’s VP of Single-Family Servicer Performance Management. “Once safely out of harm’s way, we strongly encourage homeowners whose homes or places of employment are impacted by the hurricane damage to call their mortgage servicer—the company borrowers send their monthly mortgage payments to— so they can learn about available relief options.”Additionally, Fannie Mae stated that homeowners may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer following a disaster. According to Fannie, mortgage servicers are authorized to suspend or reduce a homeowner’s mortgage payments immediately for up to 90 days, even without establishing contact, if the servicer believes the homeowner was affected“We are monitoring the situation, and we urge those in the path of the storm to focus on their safety first as they prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian,” said Malloy Evans, SVP and Single-Family Chief Credit Officer, Fannie Mae. “Along with our lending and servicing partners, Fannie Mae is committed to ensuring assistance is available to homeowners and renters in need. We encourage residents whose homes, employment, or income are affected by the storm to seek available assistance as soon as possible.” Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn Fannie and Freddie Prep Servicers for Hurricane Dorian Previous: Growth Reported for Mortgage Provider Next: Are We Talking Ourselves Into a Recession? Tagged with: Disaster Dorian Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Hurricane 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. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie and Freddie Prep Servicers for Hurricane Dorian August 29, 2019 1,527 Views Disaster Dorian Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Hurricane 2019-08-29 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, News Subscribelast_img read more

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Extension sought for Mother and Baby Homes report including Donegal homes

first_img Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – January 9, 2019 Extension sought for Mother and Baby Homes report including Donegal homes WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation is seeking a one year extension before publishing its final report.Among homes being examined is the Castle in Newtowncunningham and Stranorlar county home in Donegal.The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was set up in 2015 following revelations about the deaths of almost 800 children at the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Galway.The Commission was tasked with investigating and reporting on the burial arrangements of children and mothers who died while resident in the institutions within their remit.Forming part of the investigation is the examination of the living conditions and care arrangements experienced by residents during their period of accommodation and the mortality amongst mothers and children will be examined.Among the 14 Mother and Baby Homes across the country being included is the Castle in Newtowncunningham and Stranorlar county.According to the Irish Times the Commission has requested a one year extension by Government before publishing its final report which was originally due to be published in February 2018. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ Previous article12% increase in Enterprise Ireland supported jobs in DonegalNext articleAbbey VS beat Loreto Milford to lift title: Michael Leyden Reaction News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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Texas investigating child abuse allegations at temporary migrant facility, governor says

first_imgLynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty ImagesBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has urged the federal government to shut down a temporary facility that is holding scores of migrant children in San Antonio, following reports of abuse and neglect.Abbott announced during a press conference Wednesday that he has ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to investigate the allegations inside the federally-run unaccompanied minor facility set up at the Freeman Coliseum, a concert and sports venue in San Antonio. The Republican governor said state officials have received complaints that include reports of sexual assault, insufficient staffing, children not eating throughout the day and children who have tested positive for COVID-19 not being physically separated from those who have tested negative.Further details on the allegations were not provided.Abbott described the facility as a “health and safety nightmare,” blaming President Joe Biden’s border policies and lack of planning for increased migration flows. Since taking office on Jan. 20, Biden has reversed many of the controversial immigration policies that his predecessor, Donald Trump, put in place, including the practice of immediately expelling unaccompanied children and teenagers. However, migration is driven by many factors, and the exact impact of Biden’s policies is unclear.“The Biden administration opened the borders and failed to plan for the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border, and now we are faced with our worst fears — allegations of child abuse and neglect,” Abbott said in a statement. “I am calling on the Biden administration to close this facility, and I am directing the DPS and the Texas Rangers to immediately begin investigating these allegations. President Biden’s disastrous decisions caused this crisis, and his administration must act now to protect these children, secure the border and end this crisis.”Bexar County Commissioner Rebeca Clay-Flores, who has been inside the facility as both an elected Democratic official and a volunteer, said the children are offered three meals plus two snacks a day and that anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is placed in a separate area from other children. Clay-Flores toured the facility with Abbott after the press conference, later telling reporters that she wished the governor had done so before “he politicized children.”“What I saw when I went in there on several occasions, it was well-staffed, the children are very happy and very excited to be here,” Clay-Flores told reporters after Abbott left. “This is not a political issue. This is about children who deserve protection from adults.”It’s the first time that state officials announced they are investigating such allegations at one of the emergency intake sites that the federal government has rapidly opened in Texas, as the United States grapples with a surge in Central American migrants arriving at its southern border. The number of children and families attempting to cross the border increased by more than 100% between January and February. Meanwhile, the amount of children trying to cross the border alone jumped by 61% to over 9,400, the highest monthly total since the spring of 2019, according to statistics released last month by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.Initially, 500 boys aged 13 to 17 who had arrived at the border alone were bused from El Paso to the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio on March 29. As of Monday, the makeshift site was holding 1,370 unaccompanied minors. The facility has the capacity to house up to 2,500 children, who are eventually transferred to longer-term shelters, according to San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Alternative deposits firm Flatfair signs landmark deal with build-to-rent giant

first_imgUS built-to-rent giant Atlas Residential is to begin offering tenants at its UK sites the opportunity to use alternative deposits platform Flatfair.In September Atlas revealed that it would be expanding its operation in the UK with projects in the Middlesex, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and Lancashire including Bow Square in Southampton, a 279-home development which first opened in September 2017, and a recently-launched 238-apartment development in Salford.Atlas, which has 75,000 properties around the world, established its first site in the UK two-and-a-half years ago.Tenants at the Southampton site will be the first to be offered alternative deposits via Flatfair and can move in by using their debit card to pay a one-off membership fee worth only one week’s rent plus VAT, with any end of tenancy charges settled when they leave the property.Yasmin Luscombe (left), Bow Square Community Director at Atlas Residential, said: “Our mission is to achieve the highest resident satisfaction for all of our projects and partnering with flatfair will accelerate that.“As we look to expand our UK portfolio, flatfair will help us to ensure that our tenant offering stays at the cutting edge of the sector.”Mal McCallion, Director of Partnerships at flatfair, said: “We allow tenants to secure a property without large upfront costs allowing them to move in with minimal fuss – whilst also offering industry-leading protection to landlords.“We’re looking forward to helping both Atlas Residential and its residents be part of what we believe is the future of lettings.”Flatfair raised £9 million in August this year from major investors including Index Ventures, an early backer of Facebook, Skype, and Just Eat, and the founder of Transferwise.Mal McCallion Yasmin Luscombe alternative deposits Atlas Residential Build to Rent scheme flatfair December 19, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Alternative deposits firm Flatfair signs landmark deal with build-to-rent giant previous nextProducts & ServicesAlternative deposits firm Flatfair signs landmark deal with build-to-rent giantFirst tenants to be offered Flatfair’s products will be at Atlas Residential’s 279-apartment development in Southampton with more to follow soon.Nigel Lewis19th December 20190649 Viewslast_img read more

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