De Rede Amsterdam / Global Architects

first_img “COPY” Bot Bouw ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Project Architects:Tomáš Beránek, Arthur S. NussCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mirko MerchioriRecommended ProductsCurtain WallsKalwall®Facades – Specialty ApplicationsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCurtain WallsJansenFacade Systems – VISS Fire EI30Text description provided by the architects. If you say Amsterdam, you say canals. Everyone knows the image of the canal houses, lined up side by side, each building with its own character. This streetscape is the result of private customers’ initiative, who had their building designed according to their own taste. In the Amsterdam Houthavens (literally Wood Ports), history is repeated. In the river IJ, seven artificial islands are being created which will offer space to groups of private buyers to design their own dream house at the waterfront. The result: a varied array of facades with eye-catching architecture. From a transshipment port, the Houthaven will morph into the hippest new neighbourhood of Amsterdam, offering space for locals and professionals alike.Save this picture!© Mirko MerchioriCPO De RedeThe building ‘De Rede’, an initiative of Global Architects and Bot Bouw Initiatief, has been developed in Collective Private Commissioning (Collectief Particulier Opdrachtgeverschap, or CPO).Save this picture!© Mirko MerchioriThis form of development involves a group of private individuals who themselves retain control of the building process. It all starts with a vision: a group of people organize themselves around their idea of a dream home. Next, they will search for a location, an architect and, in many cases, involve a contractor to mitigate the (financial) risks. This way, CPO is also feasible for people without private funds. Together with this team, the residents will shape their own ideal building. They will determine –within the possibilities of the lot– the price level, architecture, materialization, provisioning, and collective utilities of the building. Together with the architect, each of the participants will also design their own home. The architect is commissioned to convert all these wishes into a progressive design. Save this picture!DIagramDe Rede emerged from the desire of the group to build at the waterfront in an exciting new neighbourhood of Amsterdam, and from the wish for an affordable building with a luxurious appeal. Together with the residents, Arthur Nuss has designed a modern canal-side house in which each dwelling has its own character. The mixed programme, with apartments of 36m2 to 160m2, appeals to a wide variety of people. De Rede was delivered as a shell and completed by its residents according to their own taste.Save this picture!© Mirko MerchioriArchitectureDe Rede consists of two different buildings that share a number of features: they are relatives. The larger building at the Haparandaweg and the ‘canal-side houses’ at the Houthavens are intimately linked. For the facades of the complex, a solution was sought that ensured both the unity of the building and left room for the private interpretation of each resident. The facade panels, balconies, and conservatories are different for each house, which allows the building to retain its dynamic character within a collective design. The old-time feel of the canal houses is most palpable at the side of Houthavens. The larger building behind it is more minimalist and matches the desire for robust and modern living.Save this picture!© Mirko MerchioriIn order to emphasize the port area’s original character, the materials chosen have a raw look. Robust fencing, stucco, large glass panels and rough hardwood give the place an industrial feel.Save this picture!ElevationsSustainability: climate neutral De Rede is 100% carbon-neutral. A number of applications were instrumental in achieving this: on the roof, photovoltaic panels have been installed for the generation of solar energy. To reduce energy consumption, the houses are well insulated through the use of HR++ glass. The water from the river IJ is used for heat/cold storage so that, in combination with floor heating, little extra energy needs to be added. Save this picture!© Mirko MerchioriThese measures comply with the agreements made between the municipality and the developers to turn the Houthaven into a 100% carbon-neutral neighbourhood. Sustainable construction is key to the Houthaven and the entire energy requirement is generated in a sustainable way. Save this picture!© Mirko MerchioriProject gallerySee allShow lessBefore/After: 20 Images of Buenos Aires’ Changing CityscapesMiscSantiago Calatrava Designs New Office Building Integrated into Zurich’s Stadelhofen …Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:The Netherlands, AmsterdamLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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FRA House / Beczak / Beczak / Architekci

first_img Year:  Houses Manufacturers: Baumit, Blyweert Aluminium, Monier, OkoumeCad Software:Allplan FT 2015Architects In Charge:Magdalena Beczak, Maciej Beczak, Beata KiciakCity:PiastówCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© jankarol.comRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. One of the investors’ main design guidelines, something that determined the form and location of the building, was that we ensure maximum privacy without going so far as to construct a fortress. We sought out to create a building that expressed itself simply, one with a clear division of materials and that respected the investors’ introversion. Save this picture!© jankarol.comUnlike the other buildings in the neighborhood, this house was placed in the northern part of its plot, away from the street. This opened up room on the southern side of the building for a large terrace and garden. A garage and a high fence provide privacy on the road side, while neighboring yards are veiled by a wall that also acts as a lattice for the planned vegetation. The plot has a slanted front, a factor which in turn influenced the shape of the terrace.Save this picture!© jankarol.comA footpath runs towards the house along a fence made of granite-filled gabions. We made this the backdrop for a line of plants and lamp posts.Save this picture!© jankarol.comOn the northern side of the house, there is an introverted gallery, an area closed off by a wall that is the negative reflection of the house’s northern wall. This is an intimate space, hidden from the neighbors’ eyes.Save this picture!© jankarol.comThe house’s form draws on the detached house archetype – it is topped with a symmetrical gable roof covered with flat ceramic tiles. The building was designed as a play of contrasts – smooth white plaster mixes with the dark ribbed wood of the elevation. Completing the whole are the anthracite window frames and anthracite roof. The white body of the building takes on the look of a drawer pulled out of the wooden box that is its western and northern sides.Despite the investors’ introverted nature, the house was designed to include a large amount of window area – yet this did not lead to reduced intimacy inside, thanks to the presence of an obscuring wall as well as blinds and awnings.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe ground floor contains the common areas – here you find a living room, dining room and kitchen, a guest room with a private bathroom, a bathroom, technical rooms and closets. In the living room, part of the ceiling has been left open, revealing the open roof truss above the upper floor and the glass bridge leading to the office.Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a bathroom and closet, an office, a laundry room and children’s rooms with a closet and bathroom. The common areas and the bedrooms were placed on the southern and western side of the house in order to let in the maximum amount of light.Save this picture!© jankarol.comLike on the outside, inside the house, contrasts are king. The investors made the bold decision of choosing dark wood for the floors and white brick for the walls – we expanded on that contrast consistently by using three colors for the interior: white, dark wood and anthracite.Save this picture!PlanWhite appears mainly on the walls and ceilings, dark wood on the walking surfaces and doors and anthracite on smaller furnishings and finishing elements – furniture, door casings, floor moldings, light fixtures and accessories. Completing the interior are elements made of black unfinished steel – for example, the hanging interior staircase and the fireplace in the living room. Upstairs, we designed a glass bridge on a steel construction leading to the office. The openings in the ceiling were closed off with linearly-placed glass balustrades. The combination of black steel, brick and exposed infrastructure elements provides a break in the style of the interior and gives it a slightly industrial character.Save this picture!© jankarol.comAn important element of the interior is the roof truss. For it, we used prefabricated roof girders painted in a color similar to that of the floorboards. Opening up the roof truss makes the upper floor feel much more spacious, while careful lighting of the girders makes the roof not only a functional element of the house, but a decorative one as well.Project gallerySee allShow lessLouis Kahn and Renzo Piano: The Harmony Between Each Legend’s Kimbell Museum WingVideosCHART ARCHITECTURE Competition’s Finalists Propose Sustainably Constructed PavilionsArchitecture News Share Poland FRA House / Beczak / Beczak / Architekci “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Photographs: Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Beczak / Beczak / Architekci Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBeczak / Beczak / ArchitekciOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPiastówPolandPublished on May 06, 2017Cite: “FRA House / Beczak / Beczak / Architekci” 06 May 2017. 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Social economy experiences shared at transnational conference

first_imgSocial economy experiences shared at transnational conference A week-long study tour held across the East of England region has helped social enterprises from Europe share experiences and best practice.The sessions covered a range of topics including a regional and project overview, business support, finance, plus various presentations and tours. It was a two-centre event starting in Cambridge and ending in Norwich. Miguel Pires of the IES Project in Portugal attended one of the tour’s events. He said: “What we saw in terms of social entrepreneurship is, in many ways, very similar to our own experiences. We will be presenting this understanding of social enterprises in the UK to our partners on our return to Portugal.” Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy  17 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Social enterprises include co-operatives, mutual societies, associations and foundations and most are based on voluntary participation or membership. Elaine McCorriston, EQUAL project manager at Business Link Hertfordshire, which organised the tour, said: “The study visit has been a strong follow up to the Innovations in the Social Economy study visit to Portugal in December last year.”The conference, part of an EQUAL funded project entitled Supporting the Social Economy in the Eastern Region (SSEER), is part of a programme which has been set up to encourage collaboration between a series of transnational partners, including Business Link Hertfordshire, two partnerships from Italy and one from Portugal. Howard Lake | 1 April 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

12 products supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

first_imgMarks & SpencerMarks & Spencer is donating 20% of sales from its pink bra collection this October to Breast Cancer Now, and has invited seven women (main image) who have been affected by breast cancer to front a nationwide campaign and model the range. FiorelliFiorelli will give £10 from the sale of every handbag in its Pinstripe range to Breast Cancer Care. Available online from October and in House of Fraser, John Lewis, ASOS, Shop Direct and Lipsy from November. GraceDuring Breast Cancer Awareness Month, London nail bar London Grace is donating 30% of nail varnish sales to Breast Cancer Haven. ASDAAsda is supporting Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care with its Tickled Pink campaign. It has a range of Tickled Pink clothing as well as a number of everyday food, drink and household goods in the Tickled Pink range, a percentage of proceeds from sales of each will go to support the charities.  256 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 SkechersSkechers is donating £5 to Breast Cancer Care from the sale of each pair sold of three limited edition styles in the GOWALK 4 and YOU by Skechers ranges, available online and in-store from October. Each pair costs £62. ELEMISELEMIS is partnering with Breast Cancer Care for the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon and to celebrate, is donating £25,000 to the charity and has also created a Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml in pink in support of the charity, which is being sold for £99: a saving of over £40 on the normal price. Tagged with: Cancer Fundraising Products corporate DualitDualit has created its classic four-slot toaster in Petal Pink to support national charity, Breast Cancer Haven. It hopes to raise awareness of the charity as well as raise funds. When purchased through the Dualit website, £20.00 from sale of each £195 toaster will be donated to the charity. 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 Smint UKSmint UK is aiming to raise £150k by the end of 2017 for Breast Cancer Care, and is giving 5p from every Smint Strawberry XXL Tin.  255 total views,  1 views today 12 products supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 BuyagiftBuyagift is supporting Breast Cancer Care for the 25th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon by giving 25% of the sale price from each of its Luxury Pampering, Superwoman and Indulgent Pamper Treat Smartboxes sold throughout October.  The Smartboxes can be purchased both online at and in most Debenham’s stores. Advertisement Melanie May | 11 October 2017 | News SmileLabTo support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond, SmileLab has partnered with the Pink Ribbon Foundation. 10% of all profits from both the Advanced Whitening Strips and the FLASH Whitening Strips will be donated to the Foundation. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon. Lots of brands are showing their support for this month’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a percentage of product sales to charity, creating new products or making sizable donations, Here are twelve that have caught our eye.Tresor ParisTresor Paris supports Breast Cancer Care with a range of items including cufflinks, bracelets and earrings from which it donates 20% of the sale price. Estée Lauder CompaniesThe Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign (formerly known as The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign) reaches its 25th year milestone this year. Several Estée Lauder companies are releasing limited edition products in support of breast cancer research this year, including Jo Malone London and Bobbi Brown. Bobbi Brown’s Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzing Powder Set costs £35, with 20% of the sale price going to Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation, while Jo Malone London is donating £5 to the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign from the sale of every Red Roses 100ml Cologne (£88) sold throughout the month of October, pledging to donate $60,000 to the Foundation this month.last_img read more

Homecoming candidates speak on qualifying for Mr. and Ms. TCU final 10

first_imgLaura Belpedio + posts printFor the ten senior students vying to be named Mr. and Ms. TCU during Saturday’s homecoming game, the process has been just as important as the selection.The long process started last spring due to this year’s early homecoming. Now, it has almost come to an end for these candidates.During the spring, TCU students are nominated for Mr. and Ms. TCU through registered student organizations, according to the Homecoming website. The nominated candidates then have to complete an online application in order to be accepted into the process.The application, essays and resumes are worth 25%. The student body votes the candidates recieve are  50% and will be counted to determine the 10 finalists.The last phase of the process occurs during the fall semester. This is when the five men and five women will participate in faculty and staff interviews. They are then rated from 50% of their previous scores and 50% for the final interviews.The final ten candidates will take the field at Saturday’s football game and stand next to their peers that they’ve come to deeply admire and respect.Although only two will be crowned, each candidate has said they are grateful to be a part of this experience.Taven Sparks, from Centennial, Colorado, is an entrepreneurial management major. He said he was honored to be nominated with so many outstanding candidates.“I hope that my peers recognize my love and passion for TCU,” Sparks said. “I hope to have made an impact and given back a fraction of what this incredible university has given to me.”Speech-language pathology major, Eden Reeves, from Longmont, Colorado said the whole process has given her a chance to grow as a result of the interviews and the professional development that comes along with being nominated for Ms. TCU.“I will always be grateful for the lessons that I have learned as a Horned Frog,” Reeves said. “I think that the title of Ms. TCU would really be an incredible privilege.”Ryker Thompson, a business finance major from Stephenville, Texas, said TCU will always have a special place in his heart.“I am humbled to be recognized as a finalist for the same award that bears the name of some of the students that I look up to most,” Thompson said.Marketing major McCall Moore, from Chatham, New Jersey, said the time spent undergoing the process has been a unique experience for reflection.“My time at TCU has been the single most transformative experience of my life,” Moore said. “This student body is full of some of the most influential, perseverant, dedicated and diverse individuals I’ve ever known.”Biology major Jordan Talley, from Rhome, Texas, said qualifying for Mr. and Ms. TCU top ten finalists feels surreal.“It is unbelievable to know that I had such a grand impact on my school and my peers,” Talley said. “In college I have attempted to give back to the school that has given me so much.”Communication studies major, Christopher Pozzi, from Lake Oswego, Oregon said everything he has done at TCU has had a purpose.“Being able to speak about my experience and really use this time to reflect and grow from them has been incredible,” Pozzi said.Finance major Nick Warren, from Norman, Oklahoma, said making it into the final 10 meant the world to him. It was something he never expected, but nevertheless found incredibly gratifying.“TCU is a place that I’ve really loved over the past few years,” Warren said. “I’m just doing my very best to give back and try to help with as many things as I can for a school that’s given me so much.”Canon Charanza, from Arlington, Texas, is a senior strategic communication major. She said when the Ms. TCU journey began she could never have imagined the amount of love, support, and inspiration that would come of this experience.“This is an experience and an honor that will stay with me for the rest of my life,” Charanza said. “I have the Horned Frog family to thank for allowing me to represent all of their beautiful stories.”Biology major Prabhesh Patel, from Gainesville, Texas, said he’s still in shock and disbelief about being nominated and moving onto the final round.“Even being considered for this award is an absolute honor. This school and people who attend it have shown me nothing but love,” Patel said. “In my four years I’ve come to realize what a huge responsibility we have, TCU’s future really does lie in our hands.”Kamryn Conway, from Fort Worth, Texas, is a business-finance and marketing major. She said being at TCU has truly changed her life and she’s honored by this opportunity to represent TCU.“I am truly humbled. The people at this school have shaped me into who I am today,” Conway said. “I would not be here if it weren’t for all of the amazing lives I have gotten to learn from during my time here.”TCU’s Mr. and Ms. TCU will be announced this Saturday during halftime at the TCU-Iowa State homecoming game. Laura Belpedio Twitter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Previous articleConstruction creeps from Bellaire Drive onto Overton Park Drive in time for TCU footballNext articleTwo Fort Worth police officers shot after investigating 911 call, shooter dead Laura Belpedio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laura Belpedio TCU hosts first ever Arbor Day Linkedin Facebook TAGSphoto slideshow Rising trend of local distilleries coincides with popularity of TCU’s Science and History of Whiskey Coursecenter_img Twitter The finalists for Mr. and Ms. TCU 2014 pose for a picture with winners Cody Westphal and Larissa Bogle. Laura is a senior journalism major and sociology minor from Kansas City, Missouri. She has a passion for entertainment and hot Cheetos. You can find her causing havoc in the convergence lab. 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International students’ journey to TCU

first_imgDaniela Mendoza ReddIt Facebook + posts printGlobe on the second floor of Rees-Jones Hall where students can watch the globe change. (Daniela Mendoza/TCU360)College applications can be daunting for anyone, but international students face an even more tedious admissions process to attend TCU.Students from 78 countries attend TCU this year, according to the 2016 TCU Fact Book. The top 10 countries in order of highest to lowest that have the most students at TCU are Vietnam, China, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, India, Panama, Guatemala, the United Kingdom and Canada.Karen Scott, director of international admission, said the reason for such a high enrollment of Vietnamese students is partially because of TCU’s ability to offer financial aid and what others have said about TCU.“Many students have heard great things about TCU from relatives or former classmates,” Scott said. “The students from Vietnam have been happy and active on campus. They’re excited to share this excitement with others back home.”Scott said 663 foreign students applied to TCU for the current academic year.  Of that number, 306 were admitted and 69 actually enrolled. Foreign transfer requests totaled 75, with 28 admitted and 17 enrolled. There are also 24 foreign non-degree students enrolled at TCU.“I can’t point to any one factor that caused us to be down in international enrollment this year,” Scott said. “However, 81 [first years] prior to this fall represented an all-time high.”Scott said she is typically on the road for six to eight weeks in the fall and two weeks in the spring.Scott said TCU admissions counselor Beatriz Gutierrez is in charge of admission for Latin American students, often traveling for the job.“She travels in that region about two and a half weeks in the fall and two weeks in the spring,” Scott said.Scott also said national trends do have an impact on international student enrollment in positive and negative ways.“There was a period when Japan was the top sending program to TCU and we worked closely with an educational organization there to attract students,” Scott said. “When the Japanese economy had a downturn, the students and the organization started seeking regional colleges that were less expensive. We have a very small Japanese population now.”International students who seek a degree must submit the following documents in addition to the regular admission requirements:National exam resultsSAT or ACT scoresTest of English as a foreign language or international English language testing system scoresTCU financial statementInternational notification of transfer form if they are currently studying in a U.S. high school or college.International students  applying for the intensive English or the non-degree exchange program must submit the international student application for undergraduate admission in addition to the intensive English program. The list of requirements also includes an  international student financial statement, notification of transfer form for students who have an F-1 or J-1 visa, a college board CSS/financial aid profile and discipline statement.Lorenzo Racca, a first-year pre-business major from Italy, said the process to apply to TCU was difficult, taking him around four months to complete.“Applying for college being from a different country is kind of rough,” Racca said. “Not only because you don’t know a whole lot about colleges in general, like how it works. If it is long for American students to apply, for me, it was twice as long.”Racca said the application process for various universities was very similar in some ways, but the TCU process was more personal and straightforward.“Many things were similar among schools,” Racca said. “Applying through the Common Application was amazing – especially because using such an automated process while being unable to communicate with the schools helped a lot.”Racca said translating his documents during the admissions process was time-consuming as well.“I had to translate everything that school officials did,” he said. “Italian schools don’t have a counselor so nobody was there to help me provide documents between schools. It was just a lot of stuff to do that’s different for my country and the United States.”For most American students, finding the nearest testing center is easy, given that there are multiple locations. For Racca, this was not the case.Racca woke up at 4 a.m. to take the 8 a.m. ACT.“It’s only available in major cities, and I don’t really live close to Milan where it was,” Racca said. “I had to drive for three hours.”John Singleton, director of International Services, said students have to show that their family has the ability to finance the student for their four years at TCU.“You have to have proof that the student can pay, usually in the form of a salary,” Singleton said. “I look this over and see that the student has enough to finance.”According to the TCU admissions website, the annual cost estimate for an international student is $61,370. An international student pays  $5,740 more than a student from the United States to study at TCU.Scott said the families of international students make large financial sacrifices in order to make it possible for their child to study in the United States.“The biggest investment is not on things like your house and car–it’s education,” Scott said. “In parts of the world, families put such an enormous percentage of their income toward education. I think more so than a lot of families here in the United States.”Singleton said the Office of International Services then sends the I-20 form, a copy of the student’s financial documents and a link to the website for the student to make an appointment with the embassy.“They have to get a student visa,” Singleton said. “They pay the fee, now they are eligible to make an appointment at the embassy. In order to go and get their visa, they also have to do something called the DS-160, which is the embassy appointment fee of $160.”According to the Department of State website, students may apply for the F-1 visa if they plan to attend a university in the U.S., or a J-1 visa if they are attending an exchange program.Singleton said the students then go to the embassy to turn in the documents and get the student visa. Receiving their visa is just the beginning of the process.International students go through a two-day orientation program prior to the regular orientation after arriving at TCU so they are on the same page with the rest of the students, Singleton said.“What we are trying to do in that program is to set it up, so that the minute you walk into that [regular orientation] program you are just like everybody else,” Singleton said. “You don’t have one question in your mind that American kids don’t have. If you don’t solve the simple stuff, an international student’s mind is not going to be there.”Scott said international students are more informed about TCU now before arriving than they were when the program existed 10 years ago, but the internet has also caused for people to have some misconceptions about TCU as well.“Some have heard about TCU from current and former students, so they have a general sense of what it’s like, but much of what they know is from the internet,” Scott said. “No matter how many pictures and videos people see, they’re still not prepared for how beautiful the campus is and [how] sophisticated the facilities are. Most universities in other countries don’t have residence halls, multiple dining venues or sports facilities. The amount of space TCU occupies can be overwhelming.”For other international students, the admissions process is a little more simple.A junior psychology major, Jake Yang, is from South Korea. Yang said he was already studying at a high school in the U.S., so he already had his F-1 visa and knew the process for it.“It wasn’t a problem for me,” Yang said. “I did have to go through a scholarship process, which was different for international students. I had to fill out a [College Scholarship Service] profile. I don’t think I could have come to TCU by paying full tuition.”No matter where international students are in the process, TCU Office of Admissions helps international students in different ways.Patrick Rutikanga, a student in the intensive English program from Rwanda, said TCU helped him get his J-1 visa by providing him with all the documents he needed to present to the embassy.“When you go there with all the documents, you expect getting a visa or not getting a visa,” Rutikanga said. “It’s not always easy.”Racca said getting his visa was easy since International Services helped him get his visa by giving him specific instructions on what to do to obtain it.“Applying was a pain because schools don’t really care that much about you, you’re not a student yet,” Racca said. “But once I got into TCU, whatever I emailed my counselor she’d answer as soon as possible. It was nice. It made it easier.” Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Daniela Mendoza ReddIt Linkedin TAGSphotos Previous articleFort Worth Code Compliance aims to increase recyclingNext articleThe Skiff: December 8, 2016 Daniela Mendoza RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Daniela Mendoza center_img Cultural differences affect students studying in US Twitter Coming soon to the Southwest Regional Library Daniela Mendoza Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Daniela Mendoza TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The changing nature of “Club Lib” Language diversity at the Southwest Regional Librarylast_img read more

UL urged to take the lead in agricultural education

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture; Gearóid Mooney, head of Research and Innovation, EI and Professor Mary Shire, vice president research, UL. Pic: Sean Curtin Photo.Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture; Gearóid Mooney, head of Research and Innovation, EI and Professor Mary Shire, vice president research, UL. Pic: Sean Curtin Photo.WITH a new €25 million Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) about to be established at UL, the university has been challenged to take the next step and introduce graduate courses in agri-related disciplines.The DPTC is a collaboration of eight companies, including Arrabawn Co-op, Dairygold and Glanbia, and ten research performing organisations (RPOs), creating 52 new jobs for highly-skilled researchers over the five-year term of the centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is hoped that the €25 million investment will position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation, and help to maximise long-term growth opportunities created by the anticipated increase of 50 per cent in the Irish milk pool by 2020 due to the abolition of milk quotas.Farmer and Limerick city and county councillor for Adare Rathkeale Emmett O’Brien said the announcement was “a step in the right direction”, but warned that this “can only be the beginning of a long-term investment into third level agricultural education in Limerick”.“Agriculture technology businesses play an increasing role in farming in Ireland, and if Irish farmers are to continue to compete on a world stage, then we must continue to invest in this technology and agri-economics,” continued Cllr O’Brien.The Independent councillor said he agreed with suggestions made by the ICMSA that UL should expand its agri-economics and agri-technology programmes, and that he believes Limerick City and County Council would support the college in this area.Cllr O’Brien concluded: “My only hope now is that the university continues to increase its agricultural courses and maybe someday soon boast a leading agricultural school within its campus.“This most recent investment should position Ireland among the world leaders in dairy innovation and prepare the dairy sector for the end of the milk quotas. It should also highlight to the University of Limerick, its capabilities in becoming a front runner in agri-education in Ireland.”Chairperson of Limerick ICMSA Thomas Blackburn welcomed the announcement, but also urged UL to ”go further and introduce specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in agri-economics and other agri-related disciplines so that Limerick can position itself as a food hub and centre of excellence”.The farmer from Effin added: “UCC and CIT have really taken this onto the next level, and it’s a pity that our local third levels were so slow to see the massive pay-off that developing an expertise in this huge area of economic activity could  bring. ICMSA has the policies, expertise and commitment, we just need our universities and policy makers to work with us and move it forward.” Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleRussell calls for fans patience ahead of new seasonNext articleSetting up a Christmas surprise for boy racers in County Limerick John Keogh TAGSagricultureCllr Emmett O’BrienDairy Processing Technology CentreICMSAlimerickThe University of Limerick Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsUL urged to take the lead in agricultural educationBy John Keogh – February 12, 2015 918 Printlast_img read more

The New 21st Century Housing Finance System

first_img Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Housing Finance System Urban Institute 2016-04-15 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save April 15, 2016 1,078 Views Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. About Author: Xhevrije West The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Housing Finance System Urban Institute Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Mortgage Banking Sector Suffers at PNC Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 4/15/2016 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, News The New 21st Century Housing Finance System America’s housing finance system is in what some call a “dysfunctional limbo.” Not only is it underperforming, but it is also outdated and in desperate need of a complete revamping among its mission, activities, products, and services.In an essay published by the Urban Institute, James H. Carr, a housing finance, banking, and urban policy consultant and former VP of Housing Research at Fannie Mae, explains how to transform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a new, single corporation.”The basic pillars of our modern housing finance system were enacted in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Since then, there have been major shifts in the US economy, demographic composition, and spatial location of the population,” Carr stated. “These important reconfigurations in our economy and society demand greater intervention and bolder vision than simply attempting to better manage the risks posed by an underperforming and outdated system.”James H. CarrPrior to the housing crisis, the America’s housing finance system suffered from inadequate regulatory oversight, misguided incentive structures, inefficient leveraging of private capital and insufficient risk-sharing arrangements, an unfunded explicit federal guarantee, and inadequate service to diverse market segments, according to Carr.So what’s the fix to an outdated housing finance system? Carr suggests transforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a new National Housing and Community Investment Corporation (NHCIC).Carr noted that features of the NHCIC include merging Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a new government corporation that would continue to perform all the basic mortgage market operations of the current GSEs with some modifications, including the following:Providing an explicit federal guarantee on mortgage-backed securitiesMaintaining catastrophic risk while transferring all noncatastrophic risk to the private sectorMaintaining a portfolio for distressed loans and to aggregate single- and multifamily loans for securitization (but prohibiting the use of that portfolio for investment purposes)Ensuring equal access to lenders of all sizesAdjusting guarantee fees in a way that enables homeownership for creditworthy, lower-income householdsCollecting fees to support access and affordability for homeownership and rental housingMaintaining the Federal Housing Finance Agency as the new corporation’s regulator”These key structural elements ensure a well-functioning mortgage market by more clearly defining the appropriate roles for private versus public capital, improving lender access to the new entity’s securitization platform, shoring up the ability for duty-to-serve requirements to be met, continuing today’s support for rental housing finance, and leveraging the best of the private sector and government with a government corporation structure,” Carr wrote. Home / Featured / The New 21st Century Housing Finance System Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agolast_img read more

Record Highs in Price Appreciation Might Not Be Sustainable

first_img Previous: Why is Miami Ranked Among Weakest Markets? Next: CFPB: One Million Complaints Handled and Counting in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Tagged with: Case-Shiller CoreLogic home price appreciation Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The current pace of home price appreciation, considering that inflation is below the Federal Reserve’s target rate of 2 percent, is probably not sustainable, but the housing market is not in immediate danger of collapse similar to 2008, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller National Index for July 2016 released Tuesday.The index is just above half a percentage point from its all-time high—reached in 2006 during the bubble—and home prices appreciated by 5.1 percent over-the-year in July, slightly higher than June’s pace of 5.0 percent. The three cities with the highest over-the-year home price appreciation in July were Portland (12.4 percent), Seattle (11.2 percent), and Denver (9.4 percent).“The S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller National Index is within 0.6 percent of the record high set in July 2006,” said David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Seven of the 20 cities have already set new record highs. The 10-year, 20-year, and National indices have been rising at about 5 percent per year over the last 24 months. Eight of the cities are seeing prices up 6 percent or more in the last year. Given that the overall inflation is a bit below 2 percent, the pace is probably not sustainable over the long-term. The run-up to the financial crisis was marked with both rising home prices and rapid growth in mortgage debt. Currently, outstanding mortgage debt on one-to-four family homes is 12.6 percent below the peak seen in the first quarter of 2008 and up less than 2 percent in the last four quarters. There is no reason to fear that another massive collapse is around the corner.”CoreLogic’s Home Prices Insights Report for July reported a slightly higher increase in home prices year-over-year, at 5.4 percent excluding distressed sales (6.0 percent including distressed sales). That report stated that home prices are expected to appreciate at a rate of about 5 percent over the next year.“If mortgage rates continue to remain relatively low and job growth continues, as most forecasters expect, then home purchase are likely to rise in the coming year,” CoreLogic chief economist Dr. Frank Nothaft said. “The increased sales will support further price appreciation.”Since the last rate hike by the Fed in December, which was the first in nine years, mortgage rates have plummeted to near record lows. Analysts are forecasting that the economy will have shown enough gains to warrant another rate hike by the Fed in its December meeting.Mortgage rates are expected to stay low for the near term following such an action by the Fed. But what effect would it have on home price appreciation?“Both the housing sector and the economy continue to expand with home prices continuing to rise at about a 5 percent annual rate,” Blitzer said. “The statement issued last week by the Fed after its policy meeting confirms the central bank’s view that the economy will see further gains. Most analysts now expect the Fed to raise interest rates in December. After such Fed action, mortgage rates would still be at historically low levels and would not be a major negative for house prices.”Click here to view the complete S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller Index.Click here to view the complete CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report. About Author: Kendall Baer Case-Shiller CoreLogic home price appreciation 2016-09-27 Kendall Baer Home / Daily Dose / Record Highs in Price Appreciation Might Not Be Sustainable Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Record Highs in Price Appreciation Might Not Be Sustainablecenter_img  Print This Post September 27, 2016 1,110 Views Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Issues Related to All MGNREGA Registered Households As Well As Other Entitlements Are Duly Addressed: Centre Files Status Report in SC

first_imgTop StoriesIssues Related to All MGNREGA Registered Households As Well As Other Entitlements Are Duly Addressed: Centre Files Status Report in SC Mehal Jain7 April 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xThe Central government has asserted before the Supreme Court that “the issues related to all MGNREGA registered households as well as other entitlements are being duly addressed in an overall and comprehensive manner by it and the State Governments during the Covid-19 lockdown period”.The State has filed the status report in a petition by activists Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey for issuance of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central government has asserted before the Supreme Court that “the issues related to all MGNREGA registered households as well as other entitlements are being duly addressed in an overall and comprehensive manner by it and the State Governments during the Covid-19 lockdown period”.The State has filed the status report in a petition by activists Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey for issuance of uniform guidelines to all States/Union Territories to ensure that all active and registered job card holders under the MGNREGA Act are deemed to be at work, and are accordingly paid full wages at the earliest.”In order to ensure that the relief measure reaches not only to poor people and migrant workers but also their families / dependents in a sustainable manner, the Central Government has announced Rs.1.70 lakh crore relief package under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to fight battle against corona virus”, submitted the government.The salient features of the package are enumerated- Insurance cover of Rs 50 Lakh per health worker fighting COVID-19 will be provided under the Insurance Scheme; Government will front-load Rs 2,000 to farmers in first week of April under the existing PM KisanYojana to benefit 8.7 crore farmers; Wage-earners earning below Rs 15,000 per month in businesses having less than 100 workers, would be given 24 percent of their monthly wages into their PF accounts, per person, per month for next three months; Central Government has given orders to State Governments to use Building and Construction Workers Welfare Fund to provide relief to Construction Workers and support to 3.5 Crore registered workers.80 crore poor people will be provided 5 kg wheat or rice and 1 kg of preferred pulses, free of cost, every month for the next three months; An ex-gratia financial assistance of Rs 1,000 per person will be given to 3 crore poor senior citizen, poor widows and poor disabled; 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders will be given cash assistance of Rs 500 per month per person for next three months, etc. It is further contended that MGNREGA wages are already being increased from Rs.180 per day to Rs.202 per day which will benefit 13.62 crore such poor families.Finally, it is assured that the States and UTs have set up 23,924 relief camps as per the directions of the Central Government in which they are providing food, shelter and medical facilities as per the requirements of migrant workers. Around 12,48,245 persons have been provided shelter; 75,04,299 persons have been provided food. These facilities are being provided for the poor and the destitute, the stranded migrant workers, for workers who need access to food as also for workers who have reached their destination but are required to be quarantined as per standard health protocol.Earlier today, the Chief Justice-led bench, however, refused to pass any directions to the Government for payment of wages to migrant workers belonging to the unorganised sector. The top court stated that policy decisions were the “prerogative of the Government”, suggesting that a helpline for taking up such complaints can be created by the Government.”We do not plan to supplant the wisdom of the Government with our wisdom” – said Chief Justice S. A. Bobde.”There’s a dispute on facts and on the best course to be adopted. How can you say the government is not doing anything when you have not seen the status report of the government?”, he askedClick Here To Download Status Report[Read Report]Next Storylast_img read more