Stay Residence / studioLOOP

first_imgArchDaily Houses Stay Residence / studioLOOP Photographs Japan “COPY” Stay Residence / studioLOOPSave this projectSaveStay Residence / studioLOOP “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 26 Share CopyAbout this officestudioLOOPOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on October 12, 2011Cite: “Stay Residence / studioLOOP” 12 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore 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 stream Projects 2010 Area:  91 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: studioLOOP Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Kai Nakamura, Studio LoopText description provided by the architects. The 3 story house is located on a typical dense residential area in Tokyo and designed for a family with a newborn baby. The 4.5m(15ft.) wide and 13.5m(45ft.) long narrow site was provided and sandwiched between 3-story houses. The family requested following programs; a parking space, a powder room close to a master bedroom, two study rooms for a couple, a living room sharing a Japanese room for a housework, a pantry space for kitchen, a roof terrace, and lots of daylights and winds through space. Save this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensHeavyweight structure, more bearing walls, at ground level and lightweight structure, less walls, at upper level. This simple concept of structural method determined the relationships between spaces. This simple concept of structural method determined the relationships between spaces and programs. Less walls at upper floor bring more light at daytime and is also a primary source of air ventilation. Save this picture!Floor PlanSpaces are vertically interconnected and overlapped, and create crevices in the walls and floors. The crevice to all directions generates a space both monolithic and transparent. Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraWood column spiral staircase, designed to connect a room at north-side and south-side, allows the family to act in different activities such as circulating the skipped floors and as a lightwell of the house. Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThe low budget limited to choose materials for the house. Box shaped exterior is mainly wrapped by white stucco wall and only entrance has an orange painted wall for catching eyes of pedestrians. For interiors, walls with insulation are sealed by mass-produced white wallpaper. As a family grows up with this house, they will put colors on this white canvas.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraProject gallerySee allShow lessParks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America’s National ParksArticlesSTREET WORKS ExhibitionArticles Share CopyHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: last_img read more

House on the Hill / MoDusArchitects

first_img Projects Photographs Design Team:Martina Salmaso, Giorgio CappellatoEngineering:Rodolfo SenonerElectrical System Consultant:E-Team PloseHydraulic System Consultant:Helmut PiokCity:BressanoneCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filippo MolenaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The pentagonal form of the house fans outwards from the structural core of the stairwell to provide sweeping views across the landscape. With no front or back, the house reveals a rotating continuum of living spaces that are accompanied by the variegated conditions of the site. From the Isarco Valley, through to the nearby meadows, up to the woods, and across the close-knit settlement of the small, hillside town, the South Tyrolean landscape is ever-present. The floor to ceiling windows allows the changing colors and textures of the seasons to become part of the daily lives of the family.Save this picture!© Filippo MolenaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Filippo MolenaThe owners stated that they were looking for a house where they “could breathe;” it was to be spacious without being too big and it was to be open without compromising the privacy of each family member. In short, the house was to give a sense of freedom. Taking advantage of the sloped sited, the ground-floor level cantilevers outwards to create a dramatic living space—a space of airy comfort and well-being. The seamless continuity of the warm grey floors is contrasted by the taut vibration of the planked, cedar ceiling. The wooden canopy of the locally sourced cedarwood plays off of the geometry of the house and integrates the wooden finish-work with the mechanical and lighting infrastructure to form one unified system.Save this picture!© Filippo MolenaWith three children ranging between 12 and 18 years old, the family was also interested in a house that was a reflection of themselves. This consonance between the architecture of the house and what it communicated about the family was an important discussion in developing the design of the house. A closeness to nature, a respect for the environment, and a connection to the local community were all aspects to be accommodated into the design. Environmentally friendly materials together with a careful evaluation of the energy efficiency of the building envelope qualified the house for the “Klimahaus A” certificate. The large overhang of the roof at the street-level made for a public, social threshold to the home: neighbors stop to greet the owners and chat beneath the roof that forms this new outdoor room.Save this picture!© Filippo MolenaSave this picture!Ceiling Plan and SectionSave this picture!© Filippo MolenaTrained as a carpenter and owner of a furniture design retail store, the client’s attention to the millwork and detailing were important elements of the design, acting as a frame within which the furniture could hold its own. Upon entering the house at the ground level, the main living area is an open plan, articulated into a series of micro conditions: the entryway, a small study, a living room, the kitchen, the dining area, and a second living room with the fireplace. The main bedroom and bathroom, along with the guest bathroom are also located on this level. The central wooden stair is nested within the exposed concrete walls of the service core and arrives at a central foyer that gives access to the three bedrooms, a large bathroom, a laundry room and a multi-use room. Entry from the garage occurs at this level.Save this picture!© Filippo MolenaProject gallerySee allShow lessNiels Hemmingsens Gade Building Renovation / Årstiderne ArkitekterSelected ProjectsThe Story Behind Odile Decq’s Adventurous ArchitectureArticles Share 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Filippo Molena+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architects: House on the Hill / MoDusArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse on the Hill / MoDusArchitects House on the Hill / MoDusArchitects Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Italy Year:  Photographs:  Filippo Molena Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMoDusArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBressanoneItalyPublished on May 03, 2019Cite: “House on the Hill / MoDusArchitects” 03 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 Houses “COPY” MoDusArchitects – Sandy Attia, Matteo Scagnol Architects: MoDusArchitects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Bressanone, Italy Manufacturers: Agape, Askeen, Bulthaup, Sto, Moling srl., Sto Limited, Tiemmeci ArchDailylast_img read more

BT/ChildLine online auction raises over £12,000

first_imgBT/ChildLine online auction raises over £12,000 Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people Research / statistics Trading BT’s Big Listen online charity auction at eBay has raised over £12,000 for ChildLine, with one bidder paying £510 to play a role in a London musical.Kenneth McConaghy, 24, from Cheshire will appear in the 100th performance of Bat Boy where he will take on the role of Sheriff Reynolds’ son, a role specifically created for him. He will also play the role for the rest of that week.Other celebrity “experiences” on offer at the auction included a singing lesson andlunch date with Katie Melua, dinner with Jackie Collins at the Ritz and theopportunity to spend a day on the road with Mark Owen. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 November 2004 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

College Access Plan and the Pasadena Educational Foundation Provide Summer College Prep Courses

first_imgEducation College Access Plan and the Pasadena Educational Foundation Provide Summer College Prep Courses From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 1:10 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Business News College Access Plan (CAP), a Pasadena non-profit organization that provides comprehensive college readiness programs for Pasadena high schools and one Pasadena middle school, has teamed up with the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) to lead comprehensive summer courses during PEF’s Summer Enrichment Program. These courses provide middle and high school students with fundamental knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the long-term college preparation process.CAP will provide three courses: The High School Prep course is available to 7th-9th graders and supports students’ transition to high school from middle school. This course uses hands-on, interactive activities to help students build practical study skills, set long-term goals, and to view high school as a path to college and career success.The second course is for rising 10th and 11th graders and helps promote strong self-advocacy skills, college knowledge, and basic career readiness that includes résumé writing and interview preparation. The course helps students to stay on track for college applications and to reach their long-term goals.Finally, CAP will offer an SAT clinic for rising 11th and 12th graders that combines proven SAT preparation approaches developed by Veritas Prep, a leader in successful SAT preparation and CAP’s exclusive SAT prep partner (, and CAP’s expertise in college readiness and success. Students will delve deeply into preparing to take this standardized college entrance exam, and they will also research and identify colleges and scholarships and prepare personal essays for college admission.College Access Plan’s Executive Director, Mo Hyman, is thrilled to welcome this new partnership. She says, “Since 2007, CAP has helped PUSD students navigate the college readiness process during the regular school year. We are excited to now support students during the summer as well, allowing us to delve deeply into those elements that are most crucial to our students’ college success.” Ellen Lewis, Program Coordinator for PEF’s Summer Enrichment Program, agrees: “Our collaboration with CAP will help us better serve our students and their families; doing together what we cannot do alone.”The courses will be taught at Marshall Fundamental School from June 16th to July 18th. Details about course prices and financial assistance programs, enrollment, and times are available at College Access PlanCollege Access Plan is a 501c3 nonprofit that prepares underserved students to succeed in college. Through partnerships with PUSD, Pasadena LEARNs, Washington Middle School, and other local agencies, CAP provides drop-in college advisement and topic-specific workshops at four PUSD high schools as well as at Washington Middle School. CAP’s programs are open to all students who aspire to Dream Bigger about their futures.About the Pasadena Educational FoundationThe Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a community-based nonprofit organization that supports, enhances, and supplements the programs, initiatives, and priorities of the Pasadena Unified School District since 1971. PEF’s popular summer program continues in its 11th year of providing summer enrichment classes to K-12 students. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Armenian National Committee Pasadena Chapter Hosts its First El Niño Emergency Preparedness Forum

first_img ANCA Pasadena Emergency Preparedness Forum 2.25.2016 Group PicIn preparation of the coming El Niño weather pattern, the Armenian National Committee of America – Pasadena Chapter, in collaboration with its Sister Organizations and several State, Local and Federal agencies, organized and hosted a community-wide emergency preparedness Townhall forum on Thursday evening, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Armenian Center. This one of a kind event, drew close to 100 community leaders and members, local residents, guests, volunteers and authorities in the areas of disaster preparedness and response, provided the community at large, with a unique opportunity to hear and learn from experts in the field and familiarize themselves with the various agencies they represent and the services they provide.The forum, based on sentiments shared by attending residents and community members, proved to be a pleasant, engaging, memorable and informative affair and all in attendance, left pleased with the information imparted to them by the evening’s organizers, experts and presenters. For its part, the evening’s program was opened with remarks from Pasadena ANCA’s Chairman Vahe Majarian, who welcomed members and guests to the Pasadena Armenian Center and its Townhall and shared a brief background of the Pasadena ANCA’s mission, services and activities and expressed, on behalf of the Pasadena ANCA, the organization’s appreciation to the program’s panelists and organizers. Following Majarian, Taleen Hindoyan, of the “Sosse” Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society, addressed the attendees and offered a brief presentation on her organization’s background and activities. Pasadena ANCA Board Member, David George Gevorkyan, the evening’s moderator, then took the podium and began the program by affirming the forum’s mission: “Learn from the best… prepare for the worst!” Gevorkian then proceeded to introduce the evening’s honored guests and presenters, which included: Veronica Verde, External Affairs Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IX; Douglas Huls, Southern Region Deputy Administrator for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Emily Montanez of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management; Aida Dimejian of the Pasadena ANCA and Lisa Derderian, Emergency Management Coordinator and Public Information Officer for the Pasadena Fire Department. This Emergency Preparedness Town Hall Forum was also hosted in partnerships with the Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu, the Office of Assemblymember Chris Holden, Homeland Security’s FEMA, the California Governor’s Office’s Office of Emergency Services, Los Angeles County CEO’s Office’s Office of Emergency Management, City of Pasadena Fire Department and the Armenian Relief Society, Homentemen Armenian Athletic Association and the Armenian Youth Federation Chapters of Pasadena.The El Niño Emergency Preparedness forum’s expert panelists and presenters then, based on each of their own unique backgrounds and perspectives, made individual presentations on how best to plan and prepare for both this coming El Niño storm system specifically, but also for any and all other emergencies and disasters in general. The program, being interactive in nature, allowed for the audience to then field questions to the panelists and receive further instructions and information based on their responses. The attendants were then invited to visit the various emergency awareness and preparedness outreach agency booths which were set up in the back of the room, where guests could receive additional materials, resources and information and interact further with representatives from the respective agencies that were represented at the event, as they also enjoyed refreshments and appetizers that were graciously provided the evening’s co-hosts, the “Sosse” Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society, which has served the social and educational needs of the Armenian community in the Pasadena area since 1974.“We were very pleased with and proud to host this Townhall” remarked Pasadena ANCA Chairman Vahe Majarian “Collectively we put in a lot of time, energy and effort into this extremely important, informative and potentially life-saving emergency preparedness forum and thank all of our panelists/presenters, guests, and attendees for taking the time out of their demanding schedules to attend and participate in this forum, but also my fellow Board of Directors Boghos Patatian and David Gevorkyan who lead its organizing committee and worked tirelessly to bring this event to fruition in such a way that that everyone who attended derived the maximum amount of information possible” stated Majarian. “The most important aspect of dealing with emergencies or disasters is planning and preparedness. If you’re prepared, you are ready, if you are ready, you don’t panic, and if you don’t panic you survive and are able to help others survive with you. It was our aim here tonight, that everyone who attended our forum, leave it with the confidence of knowing that they are now empowered with the information they need to be prepared for any coming disaster or emergency and that they were also afforded the individual opportunities to meet and make new friends and familiarize themselves with leaders from throughout the City of Pasadena, whether they be from the city leadership, our neighborhood associations, civic activists, representatives from our City’s protective services, such as police and fire and other organizations and agencies, all of whom were here and all of whom are among the city’s chief stakeholders and are wholeheartedly invested and committed to the advancement, safety, security and betterment of our beloved City of Pasadena” said Majarian.In her comments, Veronica Verde the External Affairs Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IX thanked the Pasadena Chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, Congresswoman Judy Chu and other state and local representatives and commended the forum’s organizers for its “whole community approach to emergency management that reinforces the fact that The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is only one part of our nation’s emergency management team. Engaging the whole community and empowering local action helps build a more resilient community.” Verde also urged the community to “Get Ready Now. The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today.”The Armenian National Committee of America – Pasadena Chapter is the oldest, largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots organization of its kind within the City of Pasadena. Founded in 1982, the Pasadena ANCA advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s thriving Armenian-American community and promotes increased civic service and participation at the grassroots and public policy levels. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The Armenian National Committee Pasadena Chapter Hosts its First El Niño Emergency Preparedness Forum Critical Information Is Imparted to Area Residents and the Community in Preparation of Potential Disasters and Emergencies From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 11:10 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Limerick TD worried over decrease in Community Gardaí

first_imgTwitter Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCommunityCommunity GardaígovermentMaurice Quinlivan Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents center_img Previous articleIrish Cement plant in Limerick back on environmental agency’s watch-listNext articleSemi finals of Dell VEX Robotics takes place in Limerick today Staff Reporter Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Email Linkedin Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin’s Limerick TD Maurice Quinlivan has expressed his deep concern at the 48% decrease in Community Gardaí in recent years.The Limerick City TD said: “The number of Community Gardaí in the force has fallen from 73 in 2010 to only 38 in 2017. This is shameful and shows that this Government and its predecessor have had and continue to have absolutely no interest in investing in Community Policing. It is clearly leading to a poor Garda response and leaving residents feeling deserted and let down.“The last number of weeks, since Christmas have seen a huge spike in anti-social behaviour in parts of the City In parts of Thomondgate we see, every night, gangs of 50-60 young people with often more than 100 congregating playing loud music, drinking and taking drugs. They are causing huge stress, fear and annoyance to local residents many of whom are elderly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The decline in Community Gardaí is especially stark in some divisions across the state with Limerick particularly affected seeing a drop from 73 to 38.“These figures follow from recent figures which showed other reductions, that in 2007, there were 330 Gardaí in the Henry Street District, today there are only 307. Similarly the Roxboro Road Garda District has dropped from 134 to 128 despite the Fitzgerald report in 2007 saying Limerick will need “a minimum of 100 additional Gardaí.’“I know from working with designated Community Gardaí that the difference a good community Garda can make to an area and to individuals and families is huge. Community Gardaí can build up relationships and trust with people at risk of offending, particularly young people, and direct them in a more positive direction, such as through the Garda Youth Diversion Projects.“They also improve public confidence in policing locally.. I have seen myself the difference that Community Gardaí can make in various local community and voluntary groups there are involved in Limerick.“Failing to make these kinds of investments could undo the good work that was built up, particularly in disadvantaged communities, over many years.“It is increasingly clear that successive Governments have zero interest in Community Policing and is unwilling to invest in it. The fact that the number of Community Gardaí has fallen off a cliff, and indeed is still falling, is proof of that. It is scandalous. The Minister needs urgently to start addressing these decreases, people deserve better policing and to feel safe in their own homes.” He concluded.More about politics here. Print NewsPoliticsLimerick TD worried over decrease in Community GardaíBy Staff Reporter – February 1, 2018 1515 Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matterlast_img read more

AIG Retirement Services Study Finds Strong Awareness but Minimal Understanding of Public Service Loan…

first_img Twitter AIG Retirement Services Study Finds Strong Awareness but Minimal Understanding of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– AIG Retirement Services, a leading retirement plan provider for tax-exempt and public sector employers, today announced the results of a new study looking at how nonprofit and public service employees think about student loan debt, student loan forgiveness and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Millions of public sector and nonprofit workers including teachers, healthcare workers and first responders may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through PSLF, but confusion around the program appears to be undermining its efficacy. While 90% of public service employees with college debt indicate awareness of the program, 70% exhibit only a minimal understanding of its rules and requirements. This gap is important because more than one in six American adults carry a federal student loan, according to the most recent figures from the New York Federal Reserve’s Center for Microeconomic Data published in 2018. 1 The Federal Reserve estimates that total student debt is $1.7 trillion, 2 and $500 billion in new debt will be incurred over the next five years, according to a 2020 report from the Congressional Budget Office. 3 “The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is a powerful tool for Americans who have chosen to spend their careers dedicated to service and community,” said Rob Scheinerman, Chief Executive Officer, AIG Retirement Services. “It is encouraging to see strong awareness of this important program but concerning to see such high levels of confusion around the rules and requirements. There is an excellent opportunity to close this knowledge gap and help public service employees take control of their student loan debt and improve their financial security.” Student Loan Debt the Top Cause of Financial Stress; PSLF a Financial Lifeline for Public Sector Employees Student debt ranks as the top cause of financial stress for public service employees who are carrying loans from their college years. Nearly eight in ten ( 78% ) characterize student loan debt as a major financial burden. Further, two out of three ( 66% ) name student loans and the corresponding monthly payments as a financial worry, beating the next highest concern by an enormous 22 percentage points (credit card debt at 44% ). With these concerns as the backdrop, public service employees see the PSLF program as a lifeline critical to their financial wellbeing. Over one out of three ( 34% ) say it will be the only way they will be able to pay off their debt in a reasonable amount of time, and 64% say it will reduce financial stress. Furthermore, a significant number of public service employees would use the money otherwise spent on monthly student loan payments for other significant financial responsibilities—over half ( 51% ) say that they would most likely use the funds to pay off other debt; 47% would contribute to retirement savings and investments; and 43% would add to their emergency savings fund. Despite Support for PSLF, Program Barriers Persist There is clear support for the PSLF program, with 68% of respondents indicating they are likely or very likely to work toward meeting its qualifications. Three out of four ( 77% ) expect to tell others about the program, and 84% find the program appealing with half of those saying it is very appealing. But despite this enthusiasm, there are significant hurdles to successfully participating in the program. The survey respondents indicate that the top barrier to achieving loan forgiveness through PSLF is confusion about the program ( 34% ). Other challenges are maintaining qualification over time ( 34% ) and the number of required payments ( 31% ). The PSLF program’s own reporting shows how these expected barriers have played out as the vast majority of program applicants have had their efforts to seek loan forgiveness rejected. As of November 30, 2020, the Department of Education reports that less than 3 percent of those who have sought relief from the PSLF program have been approved. 4 Opportunity for Public Service Employers to Improve Financial Security for Employees Despite these clear challenges, opportunities remain. There is a substantial opportunity for public service employers to help their employees take control of their student loan debt. Only 12% of public sector employees who are carrying student loan debt receive information from their employer about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. AIG Retirement Services, in collaboration with the social impact technology firm Savi, last year launched an online tool that public sector employers can provide to their employees to simplify the forgiveness process. The end-to-end digital solution helps with determining qualification for student loan forgiveness, calculating potential savings, navigating through the enrollment process and maintaining program eligibility. “We understand the long-term impact student loan debt can have on financial and retirement security, which is why we are proud to be working with Savi to help employers empower their workforce to take control of their student loan debt,” Scheinerman continued. “The new program can chart the path for nonprofit and public service employees to loan forgiveness, helping to improve their financial future and creating enhanced flexibility around other goals, including saving for retirement.” Study Methodology The AIG Retirement Services survey was conducted by Dynata and fielded in October and November 2020, drawing responses from 664 public sector employees, ages 21-67, having federal student loans for which they make payments themselves, and working a minimum of 30 hours a week in government, healthcare, education and the nonprofit field. To see more findings from the student loan forgiveness survey and related analysis, visit 1 Center for Microeconomic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2 Consumer Credit G.19. Federal Reserve. 3 Income-Driven Repayment Plans for Student Loans: Budgetary Costs and Policy Options. Congressional Budget Office. 4 Federal Student Aid Portfolio Summary, Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, About AIG Retirement Services For more than half a century, AIG Retirement Services has served as a leading defined contribution retirement plan provider for tax-exempt and public sector employers, including healthcare, K-12, higher education, government, religious, charitable and other nonprofit organizations. AIG Retirement Services has more than $100 billion in total assets under administration, managing thousands of plans serving approximately 1.8 million participants. It includes the VALIC family of companies: The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. and VALIC Retirement Services Company. Additional information can be found at About AIG American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in approximately 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 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Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds. View source version on CONTACT: Sabra Purtill (Investors):[email protected] Shelley Singh (Investors):[email protected] Marc Hazelton (Media):[email protected] Matt Burkhard (Media):[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INSURANCE HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES UNIVERSITY EDUCATION TRAINING SOURCE: American International Group, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 10:01 AM WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Previous articleBerkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Welcomes Mathias Neumann as Head of Casualty in GermanyNext articleFacebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 last_img read more

Police arrest teen in fatal shooting of salesman in Maryland model home

first_imgkali9/iStock(NEW YORK) — A teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Maryland salesman who was found shot dead inside a model home, authorities said Friday.Officers responding to a 911 call found Steven Wilson, 33, with a gunshot wound in the model home and sales center around 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said. The model home is part of a development in Hanover, a suburb of Baltimore.Authorities allege Dillon Augustyniak, 18, killed Wilson in a premeditated attack motivated by robbery, Anne Arundel County Police said at a news conference Friday. Wilson lived in Annapolis and was a sales and marketing representative working out of the suburban model house, police said.Augustyniak lives within walking distance of the crime scene, police said.“Impulse met opportunity in this incident,” Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare said during Friday’s news conference. Altomare also thanked the public for their quick response, which he said led to the suspect’s arrest Friday morning. Augustyniak was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, theft and the use of a firearm in a violent crime, police said.Altomare said there is no indication model homes or real estate agents are being targeted at this time, but said they should be generally vigilant.Wilson is survived by his wife and two children, The Capital Gazette reported. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

All Change in Bahrain

first_img View post tag: change All Change in Bahrain Training & Education View post tag: Bahrain View post tag: News by topic View post tag: all Back to overview,Home naval-today All Change in Bahrain center_img It’s all change in the Gulf with the arrival of two new ships and two new crews to sustain the Royal Navy’s long-term mine warfare force in the region. Her Majesty’s Ships Atherstone and Shoreham have arrived to replace outgoing Middleton and Pembroke, whilst the crews of HMS Quorn and Ramsey have traded places with their counterparts in the UK.Minehunter HMS Atherstone leads fellow mine warfare ship HMS Shoreham and new destroyer HMS Diamond on manoeuvres somewhere off the coast of the United Arab Emirates as a 7,000-mile odyssey for the two small ships came to an end.After a six-week journey from the UK (from Faslane for Shoreham, Portsmouth for the ‘Crazy A’), the duo have reached the waters which will be their home for the next two to four years, whereas Diamond is ‘only’ out here until the tail end of 2012.Britain maintains a constant minehunter presence in Bahrain – four warships, plus a Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ship. Crews are changed every six or seven months, while the ships themselves typically spend three years in the region.Homeward bound are Pembroke (making for the Clyde) and Middleton (heading for the Solent), with Atherstone and Shoreham taking their place.The passage for the outbound ships – all the while they monitored passing shipping as part of the Royal Navy’s commitment to global maritime security – was relatively calm.But upon entering the Gulf of Oman, the pair ran into the full force of the south-west monsoon – winds of 40kts and a five-metre sea swell, conditions known with usual Royal Navy understatement as ‘lumpy’.In the calmer waters of the UAE, the incomers met the outgoers to formally handover duties in the region before Atherstone and Shoreham joined up with Diamond to enter the southern Gulf together.Once inside, the minehunters parted company – Shoreham made for the Gulf’s most well-known metropolis, Dubai, the Crazy A sailed for Bahrain.Both are now getting used to the challenges of training in the sandy waters and searing temperatures (around 40˚C/104˚F right now)……as are the crews of HM Ships Quorn and Ramsey, who’ve just taken charge of the Hunt and Sandown-class vessels respectively in the latest roulement of mine warfare sailors.Aboard Quorn, MCM2 Crew 3 – custodians of Quorn’s sister HMS Brocklesby for the past two years – while MCM1 Crew 5 have relieved Crew 6 in HMS Ramsey.For the new incumbents on Ramsey, the Gulf is not a new experience – many served with HMS Grimsby which returned from this part of the world not 12 months ago.For the ex-Brocklesby crew, however, the heat might be a bit of a shock; Brock has spent the past two years around the UK and Med (although it did grow quiet ‘hot’ for them off Libya where they famously dealt with a mine laid by Gaddafi forces).Despite the Gulf heat, the tempo in the summer does not let up for the mine warfare quartet which carry out a mix of routine survey work, training and international exercises, as well as continue to build on the UK’s – and RN’s – long-standing bond with Gulf states.“The deployment’s a great opportunity to show our strengths – and to put into practice all the hard work and training that’s taken place over the past six months,” said Quorn’s Commanding Officer Lt Cdr Jim Buck.“I’m confident we’ve come into this with the strongest team possible – and are looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”And Ramsey? “She remains ready for any task that may come her way,” says her CO Lt Cdr Giles Palin emphatically.“In between our busy operational programme, the crew will try to find time to enjoy the cultural experiences of the region and, where they can, get ashore to visit the splendid cities and countries of the Middle East.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 10, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval August 10, 2012 View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

UK: Hampshire Firefighters Test Fire Fighting Tactics Onboard HMS Victory

first_img View post tag: Tactics Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Hampshire Firefighters Test Fire Fighting Tactics Onboard HMS Victory View post tag: UK View post tag: Hampshire Hampshire firefighters have tested their procedures and emergency planning on board Britain’s oldest warship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth.Crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service mobilised onto the historic ship, which attracts around 350,000 visitors per year, as if a real fire had broken out. The exercise assessed fire fighting tactics, tested command and control protocols as well as liaison with the Royal Navy.Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Group Manager for Portsmouth, Dave Smith, said:“The Victory is a Portsmouth icon so we need to ensure the ship is protected and that local crews are familiar with its layout, and given the opportunity to assess procedures and test emergency planning in the event of an incident on-board.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 26, 2012; Image: RN View post tag: Firefighters View post tag: News by topic View post tag: fire Training & Education November 26, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: test View post tag: fighting View post tag: HMS View post tag: Victory View post tag: Naval View post tag: Onboard UK: Hampshire Firefighters Test Fire Fighting Tactics Onboard HMS Victory Share this articlelast_img read more