Zambia Reinsurance PLC ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgZambia Reinsurance PLC ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Zambia Reinsurance PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Reinsurance PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Reinsurance PLC (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Reinsurance PLC, formerly known as Prima Reinsurance is a wholly-owned reinsurance company providing products and solutions in the domestic and business sector in Zambia. The company underwrites classes of marine and non-marine reinsurances, which includes fire, motor, engineering, aviation, agricultural and work-related accidents. Reinsurance is the practice of insurers transferring portions of risk portfolios to other parties by some form of agreement to reduce the likelihood of having to pay a large obligation resulting from an insurance claim. The company is also licensed to reinsure life assurance products. Prima Re is fully-owned and promoted by a group of Zambian Professionals and entrepreneurs. It was incorporated in 2006 as a public limited company and was the first reinsurance company to enter the Zambian marketplace. Prima Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Structures in the Slope / bergmeisterwolf architekten

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Neustift, Italy Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officebergmeisterwolf architektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNeustiftItalyPublished on August 27, 2015Cite: “Structures in the Slope / bergmeisterwolf architekten” 27 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save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 stream Photographs:  Lukas Schaller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Lukas Schaller+ 32 Share Structures in the Slope / bergmeisterwolf architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Italy 2014 “COPY” Year:  Architects: bergmeisterwolf architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: StoSave this picture!© Lukas SchallerRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildText description provided by the architects. A working with the existing lynchets, with natural stone walls in novacella in the north of brixen which emboss the cultivated landscape of the isarco valley. A new farmstead, or a dwelling house for a young viticulturist.Save this picture!© Lukas SchallerThe building is developed from the area – from the wine-growing landscape above the monastery novacella, which are in the young vintner‘s possession. The building will be part of the existing cultivated landscape, with its lynchets and natural stone walls. It is a continuing of the differences in altitude and the terracing, a continuing of the already existing natural stone masonries: an extension of this wall, an integration with this.Save this picture!© Lukas SchallerTwo parallel discs of the wall, a playing with distances and materials: on the one hand a typical stone masonry in the wine growing landscape around the isarco valley, on the other hand a concrete wall, colored with the black pigments of the grapevines. It results the duality between a continuity of the wall and a shadow of this for the domestic part of the dwelling.Save this picture!© Lukas SchallerSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lukas SchallerThe grapevines will be green for 8 month the year, then the lynchets disappear in the background and the shadowed building is very slight defined. The discs of the wall will be part of the integrated housing and act among the grapevines.Save this picture!© Lukas SchallerNoticeable spaces, intimate areas formed with architecture and landscape, public open spaces, an integration with the landscape and at the same time a growing over of the vineyard landscape will be evolved through the switching of the solids.A consciously working with the landscape, no matter whether in the elevation or the overlapping of the landscape on top of the roof.Save this picture!© Lukas SchallerProject gallerySee allShow lessLamenting the Loss of Hotel Okura, One of Tokyo’s Modernist GemsArchitecture NewsPanorama House / A for ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Structures in the Slope / bergmeisterwolf architektenSave this projectSaveStructures in the Slope / bergmeisterwolf architektenlast_img read more

Family House in Zámecká Street / Mimosa architekti

first_img Czech Republic Save this picture!© Robert Žákovič+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share Family House in Zámecká Street / Mimosa architekti Houses “COPY” Architects: Mimosa architekti Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Robert Žákovič Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Míkulov, Czech Republic ArchDaily 2017 Manufacturers: Hansa, Osmo, Princ parket, Villeroy & Boch, Zangra, NuprotecSave this picture!© Robert ŽákovičRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The unique atmosphere of Zámecká street in the centre of Mikulov is created by its small sized buildings, views of the rooftops of historic houses and the wide horizon that opens to show the Austrian landscape in addition to the dominating mass of Mikulov chateau behind one’s back and, last but not least, by the history of the Jewish Quarter in the centre of which the street is located. The explicit intent of the architect manifested itself in his efforts to preserve privacy in the busy touristic surroundings while respecting the historic character of Mikulov centre and making an inconspicuous but clear distinction between the house and the surrounding historic buildings at the same time.Save this picture!© Robert ŽákovičAs designed, the house purposefully uses the whole surface of the plot of approximately 240sqm size. It opens itself into an intimate courtyard contained in low walls made of local limestone and bricks. The living room and the “atelier” are connected to both the courtyard and an external staircase rising to a generously proportioned terrace and a bedroom situated on the 2nd floor.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Upper floor planThe interior of the house advantageously utilizes the height difference in the levels of the street and the courtyard, as well as the interconnection of various interior areas and the rooms on the 2nd floor with exposed roof truss framework.Save this picture!© Robert ŽákovičSave this picture!© Robert ŽákovičThe atmosphere of this solid brick house with a timber extension (“the atelier”) is built using the application of various materials and structural solutions – the house has a brick-built structure, while the atelier consists mostly in a timber structure with its façade made of larch board cladding.Save this picture!© Robert ŽákovičThe house is built using classic materials. Nevertheless, it differentiates itself from materially and formally similar historic buildings in the execution of various details. The shape of the object is simplified by concealed gutters; ceramic roof tiles are similar to the normally used plain ones but they have a straight edge. The windows are frameless or wooden with simple profiles and are placed at various depths of window openings.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section 02A larger part of the courtyard area is reinforced by a brick terrace and a threshing floor, roses and various herbs are planted around the low walls.Save this picture!© Robert ŽákovičProject gallerySee allShow lessSara Göransson on Housing and the Future of Urban InfrastructureArchitecture NewsMedellín Launches International Contest to Design a Public Space in Pablo Escobar’s …Built Projects & Masterplans Share Photographs “COPY” Year:  Family House in Zámecká Street / Mimosa architektiSave this projectSaveFamily House in Zámecká Street / Mimosa architekti Projects CopyAbout this officeMimosa architektiOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMikulovMíkulovCzech RepublicPublished on November 10, 2018Cite: “Family House in Zámecká Street / Mimosa architekti” 10 Nov 2018. 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The Bricks House / HGE Architect

first_img Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard chi hong, CHEN Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 The Bricks House / HGE ArchitectSave this projectSaveThe Bricks House / HGE Architect “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Geberit, Lumion, Grohe, Plazit-Polygal, YKK AP, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Nicoletti Home, Taiwan Glass, Trimble Navigation Save this picture!© Sebastien Veronese+ 49Curated by Paula Pintos Share Lead Architects: Architects: HGE Architect Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs ArchDaily Year:  Photographs:  Sebastien Veronese Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The Bricks House / HGE Architect Other Participants:Chihong Chen, Eric Su, Willy Chen, Louis Chen, Shuting ZhanCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastien VeroneseRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Kinmen, the remote island of Taiwan close to Fujian,was located in southeast shore of Mainland China and used to be military zone during Cold War. We found an ideal living location on the most verdant plain and hilly area in Kinmen. The site is leaning against Kinmen’s highest Mount Taiwu and overlooking at Fujian’s Mount Hongjian, is isolated from the rest of the world.Save this picture!© Sebastien VeronesePure geometric form immerses the building into the wild surrounding lightly. The brick factory specially customizes the brown three-hole hollow brick, different from the traditional bright red, matches the tone of the landscape. Compared with solid bricks, three-hole bricks are lighter and environmental friendly and equipped better thermal and sound insulation effects. More importantly the brick wall structure can be strengthened by rib bar through brick holes therefore the outer layer ganged brick wall, only 4” thickness, can be vertically built up to 11.5m high. The span of the window and opening is also up to 4.7m.Save this picture!© Sebastien VeroneseBecause of Kinmen’s construction materials supply is dependent on main island Taiwan in distance and there is very scarce local construction manpower. At the beginning of design, it was decided to be built by steel structure which is prefabricated in Taiwan and composed with double-layer ganged brick outer wall in order to reduce the work types and achieving good coordination among different work types. This is the first project for me to design, contract and supervise or even build by myself. In project implementation, I understood the difficulties that owners and builders will encounter during the construction period, which has influences on my design attitude and concept in future.Save this picture!First floor planSave this picture!A-A’ SectionBasically the building is parallel to the northeast trend of Mount. Taiwu. The geometry of plan is composed of 6m*6m structure modular. Through the large openings of southeast façade it is easy to overlook the four-season scenery of Mount. Taiwu. Solid northeast façade provide bedroom area a strong protection from winter monsoon. Children are wakening up from warm bed in early winter morning by sunlight through the only narrow glass brick window on the northeast façade. In order to intake southwest summer monsoon the public space like living area, roof terrace and garage are located in southwest area. The large window and opening are set back with shade to avoid direct sunlight. In wintertime the main entrance and garage are protected from the strong northeast chilly monsoon.Save this picture!© Sebastien VeroneseAccording to the longitudinal section,composite floor height design is crucial for visual and spatial movement in public area and helpful for natural ventilation and day light. The first floor is 1.4m higher than ground level therefore the high windows play an important role in illuminating the basement. The sunken courtyard is the extension outdoor space of my studio and place for outdoor activity without disturbance of northeast wind in winter. The leisure roof terrace which is outdoor space for master bedroom and embodied with spectacular view overlooking the green wheat field of eastern island and prospecting Xiamen city across strait. The vegetable roof makes the building merged into surrounding green field and mechanical facilities are placed on top of glass canopy hidden under the roofline.Save this picture!© Sebastien VeroneseBuilding life recycle is the important consideration from the beginning of design and dry construction method is also ideal for the building site lacking of professional labors and materials supply. The original texture of materials and exposed pipeline play the main role for the architecture outer and inner looking meanwhile exposed pipeline allow spatial growing and material recycling. Steel structure, thermal brick, hard wood, polished concrete floor, insulating glass, copper window flashing, etc. become the vital components of the building façade. Save this picture!© Sebastien VeroneseWater supply comes from the deep well collecting filtered clean water under Mount. Taiwu. The house sewage treated by septic tank is drained into ecological garden pond, which is purified by water plant, and the water creation enriches the whole ecosystem. The ecological garden pond is also the source of garden watering and overflowing water is drained to the surrounding sorghum filed.   Save this picture!© Sebastien VeroneseProject gallerySee allShow lessDarlington Brickworks / Glyde BautovichSelected ProjectsBaena Castle Restoration / José Manuel López OsorioSelected Projects Share Taiwan (ROC) CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Taiwan (ROC) CopyAbout this officeHGE ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityOn FacebookTaiwan (ROC)Published on October 31, 2019Cite: “The Bricks House / HGE Architect” 30 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Vodafone employees in the UK raised over £1 million last year

first_imgVodafone employees in the UK raised over £1 million last year The Vodafone UK Foundation reports that Vodafone employees in the UK raised over £1 million for charitable organisations over the last financial year more than doubling the previous year’s total.Donations by employees to a large number of voluntary organisations across the UK received matched funding by The Vodafone UK Foundation as part of Vodafone UK’s employee ‘Getting Involved’ programme. The in-house programme, launched in December 2002 offers financial support for staff fundraising. It also actively promotes payroll giving and volunteering opportunities for employees so they can give their time and skills to support Foundation funded projects.Between April 2003 and April 2004, The Vodafone UK Foundation was asked by employees to support 530 separate fundraising events and activities in aid of 300 different charity and community groups. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Research / statistics 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.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 31 May 2004 | News From April 2002 to April 2003 £528,390 was given by Vodafone employees and The Vodafone UK Foundation.The Vodafone UK Foundation is a registered charity, partly funded by the Vodafone Group Foundation and from donations from Vodafone UK Limited. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Biffaward reaches £80 million mark

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In less than nine years Biffaward has awarded £80 million to more than 1,000 environmental and community projects across the whole of the UK. Biffaward is a multi-million pound environment fund managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, which utilises landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Waste Services.Biffaward funding has enabled the creation and upgrading of numerous new children’s play areas, green spaces, community halls, public buildings and visitor centres. Funding has, in the past, also supported a whole range of waste and research programmes and is now supporting vital biodiversity enhancements work across the country. Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 20 July 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Biffaward reaches £80 million marklast_img read more

10 events raising funds for good causes

first_imgLondon to Brighton Bike RideOn Sunday 16 June, almost 15,000 cyclists took part in BHF’s flagship cycling event, the London to Brighton Bike ride and raised £2 million. The 44th annual event and 54 mile route took participants through the south of the capital, down into the beautiful countryside of Surrey and Sussex, up to the views of Burgess Hill summit and then down to Brighton’s seafront.  197 total views,  2 views today From Tommy’s Splashathon to the BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride, and the new Tesco Dance Beats, here is a selection of recent or soon to be fundraising events taking place around the country.  [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]Parkinson’s UK Garden GatheringParkinson’s UK is asking people to have a summer Garden Gathering to raise funds for the charity. Suggestions include Tea and cake or cocktails and a BBQ, and everyone who signs up receives a free fundraising pack full of ideas and branded materials. What a day! Our incredible riders have battled the Beacon, braved the rain, and smashed 54 miles! Well done to everyone who took on #LondonToBrighton 2019!— BHF (@TheBHF) June 16, 2019 Tagged with: fundraising events [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]Tesco Dance BeatsTesco has launched Dance Beats, a new fundraising campaign, to support its health charity partners – Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Dance Beats will run throughout June and July, culminating in three days of dance marathon fundraising events in thousands of Tesco stores across the country on the 18, 19 and 20 July. These events will coincide with an ambitious Guinness World Record attempt at Wembley stadium on the 19 and 20 July where thousands of Tesco colleagues and members of the public will come together to complete a 30-hour dance marathon relay.  198 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Shrewsbury Half MarathonThe organisers of Shrewsbury Half Marathon have launched a new National Charity Partner Package for the event on Sunday 6 October 2019. The National Charity Partner Package gives charities the chance to buy blocks of 10 places for this much-loved race that takes runners through Shrewsbury’s historic centre and out into the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Alongside their race places, each charity will receive a dedicated 3x3m space in the race village plus their logo and url on the event website. Any charity interested in the National Charity Partner Package for On Shrewsbury Half Marathon should email [email protected] The cost is £35 per place and 10 charity places must be booked at a time. Tommy’s SplashathonTommy’s Splashathon takes place on 24 June, in partnership with parent and child group Water Babies. It will be bigger than ever in 2019, with the aim of raising more than £1 million. Blue State Digital has created the campaign, which includes more digital and socially focused activity than in previous years. The campaign uses characters from Peppa Pig to appeal to children and their parents, while a ‘Little Splasher’ quiz will invite parents to complete questions to find out which swimming style their little one adopts. A Facebook messenger bot will allow audiences taking part to ask questions relating to the quiz in advance of the event. 10 events raising funds for good causescenter_img Melanie May | 24 June 2019 | News Thinking of Oscar’s #TOO500Thinking of Oscar #TOO500 cyclists have completed their gruelling 500-mile cycle, visiting six top UK children’s hospitals in five days and raising funds to invest in projects and innovations within child health with the potential to benefit children nationally and act as a catalyst for positive change in child healthcare. More than 60 cyclists took part, with some doing the whole event and others completing certain legs of the journey. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Flight Centre Schools TriathlonThe most successful Flight Centre Schools Triathlon series to date has finished after a grand final event at Marlborough College. The 2019 Flight Centre Schools Triathlon took place over three weekends in April and May. 3,330 children took part in 2019 bringing the total number of participants in the last four years to more that 9,000. £1 million has now been raised since the event started four years ago with this year seeing a record breaking £400,000 fundraised for the organising charity Restless Development, and many local school charities. Macmillan Charity RacedayMacmillan Charity Raceday took place at York Racecourse on 15 June, raising more than £640,000 for the charity. Graham and Jason Paver from The Pavers Foundation presented the winner of the Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint, Recon Mission, with the trophy. The Pavers Foundation sponsor the event as a tribute to Catherine Paver, who founded Pavers Shoes in 1971 and had a keen passion for racing. GSK and Save the Children40 GSK employees from 25 countries recently raised over £270,000 for Save the Children by trekking the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. Trek for Kids, a joint initiative from the GSK and Save the Children partnership, challenged participants to raise £4,550 each (which GSK would then match), a target mirroring the height in meters of the summit of Ras Dashen. The funds raised will support partnership programme work by Save the Children, including a major vaccination programme in Ethiopia. The GSK employees, some of whom had never undertaken a physical challenge like this before, exceeded their joint target of £182,000 by also organising a range of fundraising activities. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube]GOSH Jurassic Coast Challenge As part of its Ultra Challenges series, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity challenged people to walk the Jurassic Coast in June. Over the 8 and 9 June, people could choose from three distances, 100km, 50km or 25km, with the full 100km challenge starting at Poole Harbour and ending at Bridport. 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 read more

Large water main bursts in Limerick City

first_imgLimerick Council told to move Childers Road cycle path TAGSChilders RoadfloodKillmallock RoadLimerick city council LIMERICK City Council says that water supplies have been restored to most areas of the city after a large water main burst this morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The incident occurred at the Kilmallock Road Roundabout on the Childers Road at 5.30am.Council engineers have since redistributed water from other parts of the city to affected customers. Repair work to the damaged large water main will continue throughout the day.The Council said the burst water main resulted in some flooding at the Kilmallock Roundabout. No property was affected by this flooding incident. The floodwaters receded after the main supply was switched off. The affected section of road reopened to traffic at 8.30am and traffic is once again moving smoothly through the area. Bon Secours Great Limerick Run launched by Metropolitan Mayor Advertisement Previous articlePrison redevelopment tenders soughtNext articleLimerick’s young sports stars Staff Reporter Beyond the neon runes WhatsApp Email Facebookcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Print Spacewoman Norah is over the moon to lead Limerick parade NewsLocal NewsLarge water main bursts in Limerick CityBy Staff Reporter – August 26, 2013 703 Children’s hospital overrun raises doubts over Clonlara flood works RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bus transfers in operation between Limerick and Ennis due to floodinglast_img read more

The Challenges of Residential Instability

first_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Challenges of Residential Instability Homelessness is a critical issue facing the nation, but a new report examines the challenges of “housing instability,” and how communities can intervene to deal with the problem before it reaches the point of homelessness.That’s the topic of the Urban Institute report “Family Residential Instability: What Can States and Localities Do?” authored by Brett Theodos and Sara McTarnaghan of the Urban Institute and Claudia Coulton of Case Western Reserve University. The report is compiled from a roundtable meeting convened by the Urban Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, drawing upon the insights of “more than 40 practitioners, advocates, public officials, researchers, and funders” who “shared practical insights about successful strategies and pitfalls of policy and program solutions to address family residential instability.”As the report points out, there are many problems faced by families who may not yet be homeless, but who are suffering from residential instability. Moreover, the reasons behind this residential instability can vary significantly depending on both the individual and the region where they are located, among other factors. The report first focuses on a factor related to residential instability—residential mobility. Moving isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the report defines residential instability as “when the frequency of residential mobility in a household or individual is high or occurs over short intervals.” Residential instability can also be a sign of housing insecurity, “which refers to households that have difficulty remaining adequately housed because of problems affording or maintaining their housing.” The report continues to say that “Mobile households frequently have periods of homelessness, including living on the streets, in shelters, or doubled-up temporarily.”The Urban Institute report found five primary contributors to residential instability: neighborhood dynamics, housing unit conditions, household characteristics, metropolitan area and housing market dynamics, and cross-cutting systems (such as “the availability of housing assistance and other social safety net supports, the criminal justice system, and labor markets”).The report explains that those affected by residential instability are often forced by circumstance to accept whatever housing they can find, and “they often end up in worse housing conditions and drained of financial resources.” Low-income families, in particular, are often forced to move frequently and have less control over where they wind up, which can affect both the parents and children within a family.So, how can communities help address the problem of housing instability? One key factor is working to improve housing supply and availability—no easy feat, given how many markets are currently struggling with housing inventory shortages. “States and localities can work toward these aims by supporting landlords, creating sufficiently strong landlord-tenant laws, and enforcing housing codes,” states the report. The Urban report also recommends communities make use of federal resources, focus resources on the segments of the housing supply most in need of resupply, and work to preserve and subsidize existing affordable housing.The report also highlights the importance of examining both landlord-tenant laws and the enforcement of housing codes. “Rather than simply enforcing housing codes in ways that cause greater displacement, more proactive engagement of code enforcers in low-income neighborhoods is needed,” the report states. “Smarter, more effective code enforcement will rely on both carrot and stick approaches to address housing quality and conditions. Smarter code enforcement will hold people accountable and provide low-cost financial loans or grants for landlords who lack the resources make needed improvements. This may be in exchange for limiting the rent increases which can result from upgraded properties.”To read the full Urban Institute report on residential instability, click here. housing instability residential instability Urban Institute 2018-05-22 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 22, 2018 2,303 Views Tagged with: housing instability residential instability Urban Institute in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage and LGBT Leaders Collaborate for Diversity in Miami Next: Industry Sounds Off on Dodd-Frank Reform Bill Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Home / Daily Dose / The Challenges of Residential Instability The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Fianna Fail ministers told to avoid ‘posh hotels’

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Fianna Fail ministers told to avoid ‘posh hotels’ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – November 14, 2010 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img According to today’s Sunday Independent, politicians gathering in Donegal for the by-election have been told not to stay in “posh” hotels.In spite of the party’s current low standing in the polls, confidence is growing within Fianna Fail that it may pull off a shock victory. Morale was fired up by a ‘call to arms’ speech to TDs and senators from the director of elections, Eamon O Cuiv.He told them that Fianna Fail would be campaigning in “the old-fashioned way” and warned that they should not stay in posh hotels in case the media heard about it.Instead, they were told that accommodation would be available for them in the houses of loyal party supporters. Previous articleWhale found at Mullaghderg to be examined this afternoonNext articleMallaghderg whale part of Rutland pod – IWDG News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more