Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin

first_img Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin Germany “COPY” Apartments ArchDaily CopyStudio Daniel Libeskind has released images of his latest project: a 10,000 square meter residential building planned for the center of Berlin. Occupying a half-acre corner site in the neighborhood of Chausseestrasse, “Chausseestrasse 43” will be encased by a metallic-coated ceramic facade shaped to maximize exposure to natural light. The building, which is planned for completion in 2015, will provide 73 one- to four-bedroom apartments. At its base will be underground parking, street-level retail and a common outdoor area for residents. Perched on top, at the building’s prow, will be a high-end penthouse with its own private outdoor patio and expansive views of the city.Save this picture!Penthouse. Image © PX2Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSave this picture!Penthouse Interior. Image © PX2The façade cladding is made of a three-dimensional stoneware tile that Libeskind designed with the Italian company Casalgrande Padana. As the architect described, “The geometric ceramic panels not only create an expressive metallic pattern, but they possess surprising sustainable properties such as air purification and they are self-cleaning.”ArchitectsStudio LibeskindArchitect in ChargeDaniel LibeskindDeveloperMINERVAArea10000.0 sqmProject Year2015PhotographsPX2, Daniel LibeskindProject Year2015PhotographsPX2, via Daniel LibeskindArea10000.0 m2Campus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Pl…Selected ProjectsWin a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s Newly Released “Wunderkammer”Architecture News Share “COPY” Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for BerlinSave this projectSaveDaniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456608/daniel-libeskind-designs-apartment-building-for-berlin Clipboard Save this picture!© PX2Written by Karissa Rosenfield Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456608/daniel-libeskind-designs-apartment-building-for-berlin Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeStudio LibeskindOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBerlinHousingResidentialGermanyPublished on December 10, 2013Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin” 10 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Kate Higgins leaves Fundraising Standards Board

first_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy Northern Ireland Recruitment / people Scotland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kate Higgins today leaves the Fundraising Standards Board where she has worked as Scotland and Northern Ireland manager.She will continue in the policy and campaigns sphere by becoming Policy Manager at Scotland’s Disabled Children, a campaign for better services for disabled children and young people.She told UK Fundraising that she was sorry to be leaving just before the new FRSB Chief Executive takes up his post, but was delighted that he had already committed to visit Edinburgh and Belfast to meet with members and discuss future plans.Office administrator Moira Paterson will continue to be the main contact for the FRSB in Scotland and Northern Ireland. She is available from Mondays to Wednesdays from midday to 5pm.Colin Lloyd, Chairman of the FRSB, said: “The Board are grateful to Kate for her efforts in getting the scheme underway in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We wish her every success in the future.“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank members in Scotland and Northern Ireland for your support, and to assure you that Alistair will make it a priority to continue to support the FRSB’s presence in Scotland and Northern Ireland.”www.frsb.org.uk Kate Higgins leaves Fundraising Standards Board Howard Lake | 23 January 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. Announces Selected Results and Cash Distribution for Second Quarter 2014

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Make a comment Subscribe Community News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. today announced selected financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. The partnership is completing its review of impairments of goodwill of its Pasadena facility. The partnership expects an impairment of goodwill, a non-cash item, related to the Pasadena facility in the second quarter of 2014 of up to the remaining balance of approximately $27 million. The partnership currently expects to file its form 10-Q on schedule on Monday, with complete financial results for the periods. In the interest of timely disclosure, the partnership elected to disclose the partial results contained in this press release.D. Hunt Ramsbottom, CEO of Rentech Nitrogen, said, “Market conditions have improved for our East Dubuque facility, leading us to issue 2014 guidance today of approximately $100 million of Adjusted EBITDA for that facility. The same strength in ammonia prices that is helping results at East Dubuque is hurting our margins at Pasadena. Significantly lower product margins for Pasadena in recent weeks have led us to reduce our outlook for the year, to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of approximately $10 million. We expect to implement a restructured operating plan designed to generate positive Adjusted EBITDA from Pasadena’s fertilizer operations, even in a pricing environment as unfavorable as today’s. Additionally, we have engaged an advisory firm to help us evaluate terminalling proposals we have received, and consider other opportunities to maximize the value of our site along the Houston Ship Channel.”Mr. Ramsbottom continued, “The East Dubuque facility had a seasonally strong quarter, driven by robust demand and the increased output at that plant. We have locked in the majority of our sales and natural gas purchases for the year for East Dubuque.”Summary of Selected ResultsThe partnership currently expects to record in the second quarter an impairment of goodwill related to the Pasadena facility of up to the remaining balance of approximately $27 million. The partnership is completing its review of the goodwill and its impairment related to the Pasadena plant. The partial results reported below do not reflect the impact of any goodwill impairment in the second quarter.Three Months Ended June 30, 2014Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $113.6 million, compared to $104.0 million for the same period in the prior year. Revenues increased 20% from the prior-year quarter at the East Dubuque, Illinois facility; they decreased 6% over the prior-year quarter at the Pasadena, Texas facility.Gross margin for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was 25%, compared to 38% for the same period last year.Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of the expected impairment of goodwill, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was $30.7 million. This compares to $38.4 million in the corresponding 2013 period. A further explanation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, appears below in this press release.East Dubuque FacilityRevenues for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $73.9 million, compared to $61.7 million for the same period last year. The increase was the result of higher ammonia and UAN deliveries, partially offset by lower sales prices for ammonia and UAN.Average sales prices per ton for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were 26% lower for ammonia and 14% lower for UAN, as compared with the same period last year. These two products comprised 88% of the total revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 84% of total revenues for the same period last year. The decreases in sales prices for ammonia and UAN were consistent with the decline in global nitrogen fertilizer prices between the two periods. These decreases were caused by significantly higher levels of low-priced urea in the global market, particularly from China. Prices were also affected by additional nitrogen fertilizer production brought on line in North America over the last 12 months.Gross profit was $33.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014; this compares to $37.5 million for the same period last year. Gross profit margin for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was 45%, compared to 61% for the same period last year.Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2014 for the East Dubuque facility was $36.8 million. This compares to Adjusted EBITDA of $38.9 million in the corresponding period in 2013. A further explanation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, appears below in this press release.Pasadena FacilityRevenues for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $39.7 million, compared to $42.2 million for the same period last year. A reduction in sales prices for all products was partially offset by an increase in ammonium sulfate sales volumes. Production of ammonium sulfate increased after the completion of the debottlenecking project in December 2013, and sales increased due to favorable weather during the planting season, and an increase in international sales.Average sales prices per ton dropped by 30% for ammonium sulfate and by 3% for sulfuric acid for the three months ended June 30, 2014, as compared with the same period last year. These two products comprised 93% of the Pasadena facility’s revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 87% for the same period last year. A higher proportion of export sales, priced lower than domestic sales, contributed to the decline in average product price. A global decline in nitrogen prices, along with higher exports of ammonium sulfate from China, put downward pressure on ammonium sulfate prices. The additional supplies from China originate from new plants that produce ammonium sulfate as a by-product of caprolactam.Gross loss was $4.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared to gross profit of $2.4 million for the same period last year. Gross loss margin for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was 12% compared to gross profit margin of 6% for the same period last year. The decreases in gross profit and gross profit margin were primarily due to declines in average sales prices for ammonium sulfate, increases in the cost of raw materials and a write-down of inventories. For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the partnership wrote down ammonium sulfate inventory by $2.8 million because production costs exceeded estimated selling prices for that inventory. During the same period last year, the partnership wrote down ammonium sulfate inventory by $1.8 million.Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of the expected impairment of goodwill, for the three months ended June 30, 2014 for the Pasadena facility was a loss of $3.8 million. This compares to Adjusted EBITDA of $2.0 million in the corresponding period in 2013. A further explanation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, appears below in this press release.Six Months Ended June 30, 2014Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $169.9 million, compared to $163.5 million for the same period in the prior year. Revenues increased 6% over the first six months in the prior year at the East Dubuque, Illinois facility; they remained flat over the prior-year six months at the Pasadena, Texas facility.Gross margin for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was 25%, compared to 38% for the same period last year.Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of the expected impairment of goodwill, for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $42.2 million. This compares to $59.1 million in the corresponding 2013 period. A further explanation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, appears below in this press release.East Dubuque FacilityRevenues for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $102.4 million, compared to $96.3 million for the same period last year. Increases in ammonia and UAN deliveries and natural gas sales were partially offset by lower sales prices for ammonia and UAN.Average sales prices per ton for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were 26% lower for ammonia and 11% lower for UAN, as compared with the same period last year. These two products comprised 80% of the total revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 81% of total revenues for the same period last year.Gross profit was $45.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $56.2 million for the same period last year. Gross profit margin for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was 44%, compared to 58% for the same period last year.Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2014 for the East Dubuque facility was $50.2 million. This compares to Adjusted EBITDA of $58.5 million in the corresponding period in 2013. A further explanation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, appears below in this press release.Pasadena FacilityRevenues for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $67.5 million, compared to $67.3 million for the same period last year. An increase in ammonium sulfate sales volumes was almost completely offset by lower sales prices for all products and lower sales volumes for sulfuric acid and ammonium thiosulfate.A scarcity of rail cars throughout North America during the first half of 2014 hampered ammonium sulfate deliveries during the period. The Pasadena facility leased rail cars directly to help alleviate the problem, but the inability to move product affected opportunities to pursue additional business. The lack of rail cars also caused storage capacity constraints at the plant that required a curtailment of production for five days in April. Rail availability is now back to normal.Average sales prices per ton dropped by 34% for ammonium sulfate and by 9% for sulfuric acid for the six months ended June 30, 2014, as compared with the same period last year. These two products comprised 89% of total revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 86% of total revenues for the same period last year.Gross loss was $3.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to gross profit of $6.3 million for the same period last year. Gross loss margin for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was 5%, compared to gross profit margin of 9% for the same period last year. The decreases in gross profit and gross profit margin were primarily due to declines in average sales prices for ammonium sulfate and a write-down of inventories. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the partnership wrote down ammonium sulfate inventory by $2.8 million because production costs exceeded estimated selling prices for that inventory. During the same period last year, the partnership wrote down sulfur, sulfuric acid and ammonium sulfate inventory by $2.3 million.Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of the expected impairment of goodwill, for the six months ended June 30, 2014 for the Pasadena facility was a loss of $3.5 million. This compares to Adjusted EBITDA of $5.2 million in the corresponding period in 2013. A further explanation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, appears below in this press release.OutlookThird Quarter 2014 GuidanceRentech Nitrogen expects results for the third quarter of 2014 to be seasonally low. The partnership provided the following forecast for product deliveries, consumption of inputs and maintenance capital expenditures for the period.Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. Announces Selected Results and Cash Distribution for Second Quarter 20141Reflects only maintenance capital expenditures to be funded by cash generated by operations. Includes approximately $4 million of SA plant maintenance projects expected to be completed during the SA plant turnaround.2014 ProgressThe partnership provided the following key operating metrics, progress against its forecasted product deliveries, and consumption of inputs for 2014 for the East Dubuque and Pasadena facilities:Second Quarter Cash Available for DistributionCash available for distribution for the quarter was $5.1 million, or $0.13 per unit, which reflects a retention of $18.1 million to complete the replenishment of working capital reserves that were diminished by negative cash available for distribution in the fourth quarter of 2013. The partnership announced on July 24 that it has secured a new revolving credit facility with $50.0 million of unused capacity.The distribution will be paid on August 29, 2014 to unit holders of record as of August 22, 2014. The calculation of the cash available for distribution appears below in this press release.Rentech Nitrogen’s quarterly cash available for distributions are variable, based on the seasonality of planting, growing and harvesting cycles, which are influenced by weather conditions.Conference Call with ManagementRentech Nitrogen will hold a conference call today, August 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. PDT, during which senior management will review the Partnership’s financial results for this period and provide an update on the business. Callers may listen to the live presentation, which will be followed by a question and answer segment, by dialing 800-774-6070 or 630-691-2753 and entering the pass code 9432139#. An audio webcast of the call will be available at www.rentechnitrogen.com within the Investor Relations portion of the site under the Presentations section. A replay will be available by audio webcast and teleconference from 4:00 p.m. PDT on August 7 through 11:59 p.m. PDT on August 17. The replay teleconference will be available by dialing 888-843-7419 or 630-652-3042 and entering the audience passcode 9432139#.Key Operating Statistics:About Rentech Nitrogen, L.P.Rentech Nitrogen (www.rentechnitrogen.com) was formed by Rentech, Inc. to own, operate and expand its nitrogen fertilizer business. Rentech Nitrogen’s assets consist of two fertilizer production facilities owned by its operating subsidiaries. The East Dubuque facility is located in the northwestern corner of Illinois, and uses natural gas as a feedstock to produce primarily anhydrous ammonia and UAN solution for sale to customers in the Mid Corn Belt. The Pasadena facility is located in Pasadena, Texas, along the Houston Ship Channel; it uses ammonia and sulfur as feedstocks to produce ammonium sulfate and ammonium thiosulfate fertilizers, and sulfuric acid. Rentech Nitrogen is the largest producer of synthetic granulated ammonium sulfate fertilizer in North America, with sales in the United States and internationally. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Business Districts News Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. Announces Selected Results and Cash Distribution for Second Quarter 2014 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 8, 2014 | 12:06 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

No foul play suspected in infant boy’s death

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Police searching for man connected to hit and run Local NewsCrime No foul play suspected in infant boy’s death Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 31Next articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 31 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Home Local News Crime No foul play suspected in infant boy’s death By admin – May 31, 2018 Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends No foul play is suspected in the death of an infant boy Thursday morning, the Odessa Police Department stated.An OPD news release detailed that officers received a medical call around 8:19 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of East 16th St. Dispatch advised that a 3-month-old boy was unconscious and not breathing.The victim, Joshua Stephens Jr., was taken to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced dead by medical personnel, the release detailed.The Criminal Investigation Unit responded to the scene per standard protocol, the release stated, and a search warrant was obtained for investigative purposes.Stephens’ body will be sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy, the release detailed.Original article: Police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy Thursday morning.OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said police received a medical call around 8:19 a.m. Thursday morning from the 800 block of East 16th Street.Upon arrival, the infant was transported to Medical Center Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.LeSueur said detectives are still on scene and the investigation is ongoing. Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

People principle will reap rewards

first_imgPeople principle will reap rewardsOn 8 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Max Mckeown and Philip Whiteley argue that ‘people’ and ‘Strategy’ are notmutually exclusiveAnother month, another clutch of surveys showing how empowered and motivatedemployees create more successful companies. The Work USA 2002 Survey by WatsonWyatt found that returns to shareholders were three times higher at companieswith high levels of trust between managers and staff. Why does no-one believe the results? We are told that we always have tochoose between the evil but efficient ‘maximising shareholder value’ optionversus the caring, socially aware ‘stakeholder’ approach. This notion of choice between head and heart is an illusion. There is apowerful cultural myth of some intrinsic connection between exploitation andprofit-making; that the more people are demeaned and have their horizonsshrunken, the more lean and successful the business. There is solid evidence that the whole human being, freed from the shrinkingeffects of gratuitous rules, bullying and excessive cost-cutting, producesbetter business. Most managers will have been lectured over their failure to be morestrategic. But what does it mean to be strategic when most business strategiesfail and the ‘people element’ is regarded as peripheral? Specifically, the approach to strategy based on the notion of a company asan inanimate superstructure to which staff are subordinate as ‘resources’ isjust plain wrong. Research shows that mergers and restructurings on this modelnearly always fail. The myth is so strong it persuades some people to try to convert goodbusinesses into bad ones. Southwest Airlines, alone among US carriers, hasnever reported a loss. It makes development and selection of its people itscore strategic objective – yet it still comes under pressure from investors tocut ‘costs’ on recruitment and training. The ‘Unshrink’ theory replaces rules and obsessive cost measurement withprinciples. The principles are that we are not what we do, but what we canbecome. We are all human – boss and employee alike. Only good change is good,and our organisations and world are communities and not machines. It means creating a workplace for grown-up, complete people with families,brains, unfulfilled ambitions and pride. People will follow willingly when theyunderstand the principles, believe in them and are permitted the freedom tofollow their own initiative in so doing. Is it not the challenge of advanced economies to finds ways to createever-more creative, intelligence-packed products, and multi-level experiences? The door is open for the personnel profession to develop its own strategicthinking, and have the confidence to say “I refuse to draw up redundancyplans until I see some evidence that you have gauged the effects of lost skills,reduced morale and weaker customer retention”. Or “Here’s a plan totransform the pay and career structure in our call centres to equip staff toimprove the lives of the customers”. The evidence is on your side. Max Mckeown is a business author and Philip Whiteley is a freelancejournalist. Their book, Unshrink is published by Prentice Hall Business, at£9.99 last_img read more

Comment on Every great recruiter has this ONE thing. Do you? by Greg Savage

first_imgComment on Every great recruiter has this ONE thing. Do you? by Greg SavageShared from Greg Savage on 17 Apr 2016 in Personnel Today I am not a particularly bright person Matt, but I also dont think I am totally stupid either. So writing this story on a blog read by over a million people a year suggests I am very comfortable that nothing here would harm the relationship. And why would it? We are totally confident in our markups, the client problem was solved by excellent work in quick time, and these are our standard margins for all our work. So nothing to defend. Indeed, that why I was cool to share the gritty details.Read full article Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

UK house prices look set to soar

first_imgThe UK is the fourth best place in the world to invest in residential property, owed largely to a general housing shortage and the country’s economic growth, according to research by Savills.The results from the study, based on economic performance and growth prospects alongside population growth, found that the UK housing market, which has seen prices soar on average by 20 per cent since 2010, was ranked behind only the US, United Arab Emirates and Singapore as the best place to make a return on rents and increasing property values.“When a growing population, growing affluence and limited housing or land supply converge, we would anticipate real house price growth,” said Yolande Barnes (left), Director of Savills World Research.A separate residential market report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) also says that the growing gulf between supply and demand is driving residential property prices higher and the organisation now predicts that house prices are set to rise by 6 per cent in 2015.The RICS price indicator reached a 15-month high in August, with a net balance of 53 per cent more respondents reporting price increases, with growth being recorded across all parts of the UK.“Given current market conditions, the latest data unsurprisingly shows house prices continuing to rise, and at an accelerating pace. As such, house price inflation has now quickened in each of the last seven months following a sustained period of easing towards the latter half of 2014,” said Simon Rubinsohn (right), RICS chief economist.“This trend looks like it will continue into next year, however uncomfortable that may be for those looking to enter the market; so many of our members are telling us that they are struggling to replace the stock they have sold,” he added.housing shortage Residential property RICS Savills Savills’ top picks for residential investment economic growth UK house prices September 15, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 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 Home » News » Housing Market » UK house prices look set to soar previous nextHousing MarketUK house prices look set to soarThe growing gulf between supply and demand makes the UK a major property hotspot.The Negotiator15th September 20150544 Viewslast_img read more

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_img ×North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco officially swore in Wayne Zitt as Guttenberg’s new mayor Jan. 2. See briefs for more information. Photo by Art Schwartz. North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco officially swore in Wayne Zitt as Guttenberg’s new mayor Jan. 2. See briefs for more information. Photo by Art Schwartz. Guttenberg’s new mayor sworn inThe town of Guttenberg has a new mayor as of Tuesday, Jan. 2. Wayne Zitt was sworn in for a four-year term, succeeding retiring Mayor Gerald Drasheff. State Sen. and North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco swore in Zitt to his new position, and took the opportunity to recall Zitt’s career as a former North Bergen student and high school athlete.Mayor Zitt pledged to build a new park on the west side of town, to improve senior services, and to bring a branch of the North Bergen library into the Galaxy Towers in Guttenberg.In front of a standing-room-only auditorium in Anna L. Klein School, three council members were also sworn into office: Richard Delafuente by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Monica Fundora by Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, and John Habermann by County Clerk Junior Maldonado.Outgoing Mayor Drasheff was also thanked and honored by numerous speakers for his years of service to the town of Guttenberg and the surrounding municipalities.Among the many distinguished guests in attendance were Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, West New York Mayor Felix Roque, North Bergen Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Julio Marenco, Sheriff Frank Schillari, Freeholders Anthony Vanieri and Caridad Rodriguez, and countless officials and administrators from throughout North Hudson.The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Olivia Habermann and the National Anthem was sung by Angela Marie Cirillo, with an invocation by Father Carlo Fortunio of Holy Redeemer Parish.center_img Registration for North Bergen Library’s winter programs beginning Jan. 8.The North Bergen Free Public Library’s Children’s and Adult Winter Program Registration for both the Main Library and the Kennedy Branch will begin on Monday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. Programs will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Proof of age and residency are required. Registration is limited. For more information contact the North Bergen Public Library at (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org to view the program listings.Main Library8411 Bergenline Ave.North Bergen, NJ 07047Kennedy Branch2123 Kennedy Blvd.North Bergen, NJ 07047Meet the police in JanuaryThe North Bergen Police Department regularly hosts community meetings to get to know local residents.This January they will host four meetings at different locations throughout the township, where residents can meet the officers who patrol their neighborhoods, and share any local concerns.The meetings are part of a program known as N.B. TAPS (North Bergen Township Alternative Policing Strategy), designed to enhance police-community relations in the township.Residents get to meet and discuss issues face-to-face with the officers who serve their immediate community, and the officers get to learn about any matters of concern directly from the residents.All meetings will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows:Monday, Jan. 8: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lower Level, 8011 Kennedy Blvd.Thursday, Jan. 11: Uptown Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave.Wednesday, Jan. 17: Downtown Public Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd.Tuesday, Jan. 30: North Bergen Town Hall Chambers, Lower Level, 4233 Kennedy Blvd. Need help heating your house?Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced that it will provide bill credits this winter that will lower monthly bills for a typical residential gas heating customer by about 17 percent during January and February. Customers will receive a credit on their PSE&G bill of approximately $50 over two months this winter.A typical residential customer would normally pay about $300 for January and February combined. This customer’s bill for both winter months will be about $250 in 2018 with the bill credit.PSE&G makes no profit on the sale of natural gas, and passes along what it pays to customers. Low natural gas prices and other factors have enabled them to pay less for natural gas, and they pass these savings on to their residential customers.Since January 2009, annual bills for PSE&G’s typical residential gas heating customers are 49 percent — or $825 — lower due to supply rate reductions. Wandering incidents increase harm to autistic adults, kidsWith two recent deaths on Christmas and Christmas Eve, the National Autism Association is warning caregivers about the increased risks of autism-related wandering during the holiday season.On Christmas Eve, a 15-year-old boy with autism died from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle. The next day, the body of 7-year-old boy with autism was found floating in a nearby pool.Each year, hundreds of children and adults with autism go missing, but holiday-related wandering cases are especially dangerous. According to a study from the National Autism Association (NAA), incidents that occurred from a social or family gathering, such as those during the holidays, ended in death 69 percent of the time. In recent years, cases have occurred on Mother’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.Similar to wandering behaviors in the Alzheimer’s community, wandering/elopement, or “running” behaviors in children and adults with autism have led to countless tragedies across the country. A pediatrics study in 2012 found that half of children with autism attempt to wander/elope from a safe environment. According to NAA, accidental drowning is responsible for the vast majority of lethal outcomes, especially among younger children with autism. The second leading cause of death is by fatal traffic injury, typically in teenage males with autism.Times of transition, commotion and stress can increase wandering and elopement behaviors, and this is especially true during the holidays and holiday gatherings. Not only do unfamiliar places, noisy settings or disrupted routines bolster the chance for a child or adult to exit-seek, it can also make it difficult for caregivers to respond. With the commotion of gatherings, caregivers may not be aware the child is missing, which can prolong search efforts.Preparation ahead of holiday gatherings can decrease risk. It’s important that caregivers make relatives and friends aware of wandering risks ahead of time, and assign one trusted adult to closely supervise the at-risk children at all times for an agreed-upon period of time. Tools like door chimes and stop sign prompts are inexpensive enough to take to a relative’s home during visits, and items that reduce noise can also help. Consider tracking technology or distance monitors, especially if visiting someone else’s home. Having identification on your child is essential, especially if communication challenges are present. Avoiding triggers is also key, so allowing the child to do what makes them feel comfortable and happy may help decrease anxiety. In the event of an emergency, call 911 and search nearby sources of water first, even if it’s murky or icy.For more tips, download the free toolkit for caregivers from the NAA.Do you have a story, novel, essay, or script in your head — or on paper?Reporter editor and published novelist Caren Lissner is bringing her one-shot writing and publishing class to Little City Books in Hoboken, five blocks from the train station, in January. Do you have an idea for a novel, story, memoir, essay, or script, or have something partly written but don’t know the next steps? You can bring up to two pages, double spaced (500 words) for critique and publication advice, or just sit in on the class and participate in the discussions, without bringing anything. There’s a nominal fee for those bringing work to read, and a lower fee for those who just want to sit in and participate in the discussion.The next “Get It Out” class takes place Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, walking distance from the Second Street Light Rail and Hoboken terminal stations.“There are so many ways to get published these days,” said Lissner. “Anyone who’s working on a piece of writing is a writer. They shouldn’t be shy about getting their work out there. I’ve known people who went from publishing nothing to publishing in a major newspaper or website.”Lissner’s humorous first novel, Carrie Pilby, was published in 2003, sold 74,000 copies worldwide, and was released as a movie this year (it’s currently airing on Netflix). The book is available new on Amazon, as is the movie DVD. She has also published serious essays, articles, and humor writing/satire in the New York Times, Atlantic.com, McSweeney’s, Harper’s, LitHub, and National Lampoon. Read more of her writing and advice on carenlissner.com.Those with questions can reach her via carenlissner.com. The link to sign up for the class is http://www.littlecitybooks.com/event/get-it-out-writing-and-publishing-workshop-caren-lissner (as a reader or as an auditor), or stop by Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St., corner of First and Bloomfield, Hoboken. (201) 626-READ.last_img read more

Alumna discusses HIV, AIDS research

first_imgSaint Mary’s alumna Mary Anne Luzar will share new developments in her research in AIDS and HIV treatments Nov. 14, bringing her extensive work in the global fight against these diseases to the College. Luzar, a 1972 graduate, is the chief of the Regulatory Affairs Branch of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Health. The lecture, titled “The Door Finally Opens for HIV Prevention: A Review of the Exciting Results of Two International HIV Prevention Clinical Trials and Their Impact on HIV Prevention Research in the 21st Century” will discuss her work in this field. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Science Hall. The Division of College Relations and the Career Crossings Office are sponsoring the event. Libby Gray, director of development for the College, said the college is excited to welcome Luzar back to campus. “As a Saint Mary’s alumna and accomplished scientist, Dr. Luzar brings expertise that will benefit Saint Mary’s students as well as local members of the medical community,” Gray said. “We are delighted to have her present the latest findings on two studies that offer hope in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.” Despite the event being science based, Gray encouraged students to attend and believes the event will benefit the local community. Gray said she thinks students will be interested in what Luzar has to say. “Students will be impressed by the details of the research that is being performed across the globe to provide hope for those suffering from HIV/AIDS,” she said. Gray said Luzar has worked on two clinical trials that seek a way to fight AIDS. “Dr. Luzar’s lecture [will] highlight the impact of two clinical trials on HIV vaccine development and prevention.,” Gray said. “Dr. Luzar will share the results of the trials and how the global community worked together to perform research that gives hope for prevention of this devastating disease.” According to a Saint Mary’s College press release, Luzar graduated from Saint Mary’s with a degree in French Literature and Humanistic Studies.  “Dr. Luzar’s career provides an example of how a liberal arts degree can lead to many different career paths,” Gray said. The press release also noted the seminar will provide an overview of the results of two clinical trials that made headlines around the world in July during the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. “The impact of these trials will be discussed along with the globalization of problem solving and the courage of healthcare specialists to successfully conduct state of the art scientific research in resource poor settings,” the press release stated. While the public health crisis is still yet to be solved, this seminar will hopefully provide the community with a look into a brighter future. “Those who attend will have the opportunity to hear a unique ‘insider’s’ perspective on global health and will leave informed and hopeful about the future for HIV prevention research,” Gray said.last_img read more

Dry October

first_imgAfter an extremely wet summer, Georgians saw the return of abnormally dry conditions in October. Some areas of the state saw less than 25 percent of their normal rainfall during October, and other areas saw only one day of measurable rainfall. The only exceptions were in the metro-Atlanta area and a small area near the coast, halfway between Savannah and Brunswick. The abnormally dry conditions prevented farmers from planting small grains and compounded damage to pastures that were stressed by heavy rain during the summer months. Conditions also stopped peanut harvest in some areas and delayed planting of winter pastures. Frosts and freezes ended the growing season across the northern region of the state and affected some areas in central Georgia as well. The dry conditions also resulted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reducing outflows from their reservoirs along the Savannah River basin. While farmers worked around the dry conditions, they were still coping with the effects of the abnormally wet summer. The cool spring, followed by frequent rains, made pecans susceptible to scab and reduced the expected yield from 90 million pounds to 65 million pounds. Farmers noted that they had to spray about 20 times to keep the scab in check, compared to a typical eight to 10 times per season. October’s highest monthly total precipitation reported by National Weather Service stations was 2.57 inches in Atlanta (still .84 inches below normal). Savannah received the least amount of rain with only .23 inches (3.46 inches below normal); Augusta received .36 inches (2.91 below normal); Athens received 1.27 inches (2.28 below normal); Columbus received .45 inches (2.13 below normal); Alma received .72 inches (2.31 below normal); Brunswick received 1.17 inches (3.29 below normal); and Macon received .61 inches (2.18 below normal). Savannah experienced its eighth driest October in 143 years, and the driest October since 2001, when only .16 inches of rain were observed. Columbus experienced its tenth driest and tenth warmest October in 67 years of record. No extreme temperatures or daily precipitation records were broken. The highest single-day rainfall reported by Community Collaborative Rain, Snow and Hail Network observers was 3.24 inches near Dunwoody in DeKalb County on Oct. 7. Observers in Sandy Springs in Cobb County and Roswell in Fulton County received 3.17 inches and 3.07 inches, respectively. The highest monthly total rainfall was 4 inches, as reported by the Dunwoody observer, followed by 3.7 inches from the Sandy Springs observer. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 64.4 degrees F (1.1 degrees above normal); in Athens it was 63.4 degrees (.4 above normal); in Columbus it was 68.4 degrees (1.9 above normal); in Macon it was 65.1 degrees (.2 above normal); in Savannah it was 69.4 degrees (1.5 above normal); in Brunswick it was 70 degrees (.2 below normal); in Alma it was 67.9 degrees (.5 below normal); and in Augusta it was 65.2 degrees (.8 above normal). There was no severe weather reported in October in Georgia.last_img read more