Can Ireland build momentum at home against the home-grown talents of Argentina, led by flanker Pablo Matera? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On fire: Jordan Larmour scoring for Ireland against Italy Argentina skipper explained how he felt to lead the side, saying before the tour: “This year I was captain of Jaguars and from that moment I looked to take advantage of that place to learn everything I could from Agustín who is a player who transmits a lot and has a lot of experience. “When Mario informed me of his decision to appoint me captain, I started a round trip with Agus and the only thing I received was a constant support from him. “He is very clear that the the team is more important than everything. He behaved like a gentleman. From the first day he sought to help.”The boss: Pumas head coach Mario LedesmaAny interesting statistics?Argentina boss has won a third of his matches since taking the job, winning two from six.Eight of the Pumas starting XV played in the loss to Ireland last November.On his way to scoring a hat-trick, Jordan Larmour beat 12 defenders, made four clean breaks and made 249m with ball in hand against Italy last week.These two nations have met 17 times before, with Ireland winning 11 and Argentina winning 6. The most tries Ireland have ever scored against the Pumas is 7.You can get odds of 40/1 for a draw in this fixture.What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Saturday 10 November, Ireland v Argentina, Aviva StadiumThe Test gets underway at 6.30pm (3.30am on Saturday in Buenos Aires) and is being broadcast live on Channel 4 in the UK and RTÉ in Ireland.Who’s the referee?Nic Berry will whistle this one. Fellow Aussie Angus Gardner – the man in the middle of the Owen Farrell controversy – is an assistant, alongside Ludovic Ayre from France. England’s David Grashoff is the TMO.What are the line-ups?Ireland: Jordan Larmour; Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Jonny Sexton, Kieran Marmion; Cian Healy, Rory Best (captain), Tadhg Furlong; Iain Henderson, James Ryan; Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien, CJ Stander.Replacements: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Devin Toner, Dan Leavy, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery, Andrew Conway.Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli; Bautista Delguy, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Ramiro Moyano; Nicolas Sanchez, Tomas Cubelli; Santiago Garcia Botta, Agustin Creevy, Santiago Medrano; Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lavanini, Pablo Matera (captain), Guido Petti, Javier Ortega Desio.Replacements: Julian Montoya, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Lucio Sordoni, Rodrigo Bruni (San Luis), Tomas Lezana, Gonzalo Bertranou, Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, Matias Moroni. Autumn Internationals Ireland v Argentina PreviewFresh from the 54-7 demolition of Italy in Chicago last week, Joe Schmidt’s Ireland name a much-changed side to take on the Argentines back on home shores.The Pumas – whose squad all play for the Jaguares in Super Rugby or for Argentine clubs – play their first Test since losing to Australia 45-34 in the final round of the Rugby Championship.The two sides have not met since playing at the Aviva in last year’s November Tests – a showdown Ireland triumphed in, 28-19.What’s the big team news?There’s still no Conor Murray for Ireland, so the scrum-half berth is filled by Kieron Marmion, with Luke McGrath on the bench. However, with Rob Kearney unavailable, hat-trick hero from Chicago, Jordan Larmour, is allowed to keep his starting spot at full-back.Garry Ringrose is also out with a hip complaint so Bundee Aki also retains his spot, lining up in the centre with Robbie Henshaw. However, Tadhg Beirne is not included in the squad, despite his two-try heroics against Italy. Instead, Iain Henderson and James Ryan pack down as locks, with Devin Toner on the bench.Rory Best’s return to hooker to captain the side is a welcome boon, while Sean O’Brien starts in the back-row, his first appearance for Ireland since playing Argentina last November.Guess who’s back: Sean O’Brien is in green against Argentina againWhile Ireland welcome a familiar captain at hooker, but while Agustin Creevy retains his spot at two, it is back-rower Pablo Matera who will lead the side.Pumas boss Mario Ledesma has rolled the dice by picking lock Guido Petti in the back row, while Santiago Medrano comes in fat prop for only his second cap. Wing Bautista Delguy and nine Tomas Cubelli earn recalls.Related: What it’s like to watch a match in JapanWhat have they said?Talking about firestarter 15 Jordan Larmour, Joe Schmidt said: “It’s very much a step up but he’s given us confidence on the back of some pretty big Test matches where he’s come into the game late.“Obviously in Twickenham he came on in the midfield and did a really good job, he came on in the third Test particularly against Australia and did a great job coming in at full-back and he acquitted himself really well last week both at full-back and then when he shifted to the left wing.“So he has that versatility, that enthusiasm. He’s a ball of energy from back there and that get’s other people energised and hopefully we can maintain that throughout the game and give Jordan some more confidence in what is building to be a really positive introduction to Test rugby so far.” Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Lighting: Viabizzuno ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/598625/c-house-in-vincenza-vittorio-longheu Clipboard “COPY” C House in Vicenza / Vittorio Longheu C House in Vicenza / Vittorio LongheuSave this projectSaveC House in Vicenza / Vittorio Longheu Save this picture!© Federica Bottoli+ 22 Share Collaborators:Ugo RossiWood And Stone Floors And Claddings:Palmalisa Zantedeschi srl Furnitures, Merotto & Milani srlArchitect In Charge:Francesco Durante, Paolo De Biasi, Elisabetta RomanCity:VicenzaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federica BottoliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. This place is inspiring, full of suggestions and references. It can be reached through a narrow slope derived from the construction of an embankment. At the rear of the property, the land becomes more and more steep, where you will encounter a first high embankment that defines the property to the south. A second embankment just above the first and the third very high wall that defines the property to the north and an alternation of flat and sloping areas. Looking at the territory you understand immediately that this image coincides with the construction of the landscape in a succession of walls and meadows, woods and hills to draw up the slope to the plain.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliThe idea of the project will compare with the first image, probably the strongest. The project takes shape from the composition of elementary volumes that are assigned through the use of different materials, which has the task of representing the various places of living. Walls of stone, plaster and wood are the materials that describe the composition of volumes, the presence of different spaces and places. At the bottom of the house with sloping ground, It is defined to coincide with a basement or topological idea where the stone are measures the connection between house and slope. The stone basement becomes an element of interpretation and also the signs of continuity with the territory. It does not represent a privileged place in the house, it is the service areas, but it tells us about yhe design of a section of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house refuse any mimetic attitudes to natural world, the composition is no exception to grapple with us the issues of domestic architecture. The wall and window represents its connection as well as the sloping roof that connects the volume of the living area with one of the rooms. The use of different materials coincides with the representation of these two places, distinct in the composition of the interior spaces and otherwise described in volumetric composition. The public spaces of the house are built with white, neutral and carved volumes, marked by light and dark shades with the opening of windows and logge. The volume of the bedrooms, covered with oak, is a warm and welcoming place, peaceful and familiar.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliThis stereometric volume, almost shadow less, represents a basic configuration described by the flow of the soft light on the surface. Unlike living area, the stone which define the basement, is divided into a composition of whitewashed parts which give a blok and white effect. The story of these spaces was born from a relationship of empathy between the places of the landscape and the spaces of the house. It is defined in a series of spatial relationships linked by a narrative principle that binds the different living areas and the sleeping area measured in a sequence of walls and thresholds.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house is also open in its relationship with the landscape through the construction of large terraces placed in relationship with the living room, the dining room and the music room. The studio has a small courtyard dedicated to reading and contemplation, but the place that best represents the passage of other volumes of the interior to the nature is the lodge and then the pool. This is at the same time open but covered. It is built with a long room and deep enough to be comfortably and characterized by a large horizontal opening that draws a panoramic view of the landscape, just two meters high, which draws a panoramic view of the landscape.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliThe relationship with nature and the relationship between the interior and exterior of the house are designed in a seamless drawing the frames of the doors along the terraces and loggia of the steel sliding recessed ceiling and floor. The window is then completely hidden in the wall and looking out you can see the hole in the masonry and glass. The simplicity of the space within becomes the theme with which to read and interpret the landscape and this seems to be the character of this house, the purpose for which it was built, the representation of the emotion that space arouses entering it, the vacuum emotional who takes a moment to reason and its relationship with the infinite variation of nature and landscape.Save this picture!SectionIf the project is indifferent in respect to the land on which it rests, it leaves a sterile and poor result, and has its origin in two causes on one hand, the culture of the autonomous ‘architectural object’, stripped of all physical or cultural dependence; and on the other hand, the absence of work from the section, which reveals a way of understanding the project not as a whole, with a spatial dimension, but rather as a development on floor plan, based on a strictly geometrical exercise, the result of a simplification or misinterpretation of modernity by which the diagram of uses would acquire, as tool, a substantial condition. The section is no longer used as much as starting point, and this reduces the capacity to appreciate or to generate, in the project process, topographies that are able to enrich it and to create spatial connections with the landscape or the city.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliIn the project for House C in Vicenza, topography has an instrumental character. It not only helps to moderate the presence of the volumes required in brief and to generate interior sections and spaces, but it also becomes a means to establish a relationship with reality of the place. A place where horizontality, naturalness, weight and attachment to the walls of lime stone are the essence of the landscape. The wall of lime stone blend into the building to the point that the architecture of the house is connected with the landscape.Save this picture!SectionFor this reason it mustn’t be confused with nature but we must try to creative concise relationship between the artificial and natural forms. House C in Vicenza, on Berico hills, a place of great natural beauty, where the timeless architecture of the farmhouses, are compact and precise, shares this idea of establishing a respectful relationship with the natural environment, haven though it still expressing their architectural condition. The use of clean forms and volumes, such as those of the roofs, or based on agrarian building types, has allowed us to keep an approach that only apparently seems to dominate this site.Save this picture!© Federica BottoliProject gallerySee allShow lessUNESCO Reveals Winning Scheme For The Bamiyan Cultural Centre In AfghanistanCompetition ResultsHow Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building StandardsMisc Share Italy photographs: Federica BottoliPhotographs: Federica Bottoli CopyAbout this officeVittorio LongheuOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVicenzaHousesItalyPublished on February 19, 2015Cite: “C House in Vicenza / Vittorio Longheu” 19 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyApartments•Hamburg, Germany Photographs Photographs: Christian Richters, Mitja Schneehage, Cordelia Ewert “COPY” Year: Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + WilsonSave this projectSaveCinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson Projects Architects: Bolles + Wilson Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Christian Richters+ 28 Share Structural Engineering: Client:Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbHWork Stage 5 Harbour Masters Building:SPINE Architects GmbHInteriordesign Harbour Masters Building:DREIMETA, Armin FischerWork Stages 6 9:LV Baumanagement AGService Engineers:WINTER Beratende Ingenieure für Gebäudetechnik Hamburg GmbH
Building Physics:ITA Ingenieurgesellschaft für Technische Akustik mbH • Beratende Ingenieure VBI
Fire Protection:hhpberlinCity:HamburgCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mitja SchneehageRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. The Cinnamon tower was conceived as freestanding campanile – a pin on a piazza. This unexpected idea won the 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings.Save this picture!Site PlanA tower was not anticipated in the competition programme, but the jury agreed that it anchors and at the same time leaves the only remaining historical building freestanding between the new megablocks of the ‘Overseas Quarter’. Save this picture!© Christian RichtersSlenderness is essential for a campanile. Over the course of its 8-year gestation this proportionality was respected – even while its function mutated from stacked restaurants to housing. The 13 x 16 m floor plan tapers towards the top. With a height of 56 meters the tower is 4-times higher than it is wide. Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!SectionHow can such a thin chap be efficient?The organisational answer is duplex apartments. Originally the concept foresaw seven apartments, each on 2 floors, a panoramic living deck on the upper level and bedrooms with punched windows below. Precise market analysis led to a variation of this formula: one triplex apartment at the top and some 1-floor apartments at lower levels. Built were ten apartments, four with 130 sqm, five with 185 sqm and one with 300 sqm. The tower has a gross floor area of 4.300 sqm and a volume of 16.000 cubic metres. At the ground level is a restaurant / commercial unit of 300 sqm.Save this picture!© Cordelia EwertStrict high-rise regulations demanded an escape route from every floor via secure escape stair. The possibility to clean every window from the inside was also a criterion to be met. The spectacular view over Hamburg’s skyline and of the New Elbphilharmonie should not be blurred by smudgy windows. Room-high windows on three sides of the living deck also allow the tracking of incoming cruise ships. Save this picture!PlanFacade panels of anodized aluminium sheets in different gradations of dark red correspond to the patchwork of BOLLES+WILSON’s neighbouring 2008 pavilion, the first realized component of the Harbour Masters ensemble. In sunlight these aluminium panels take on colourful nuances while on cloudy days they assume a darker, more serious Paul-Klee like nuance. This is a building that changes its character according to the incidence of light, a new figure on Hamburg’s skyline. Save this picture!© Cordelia EwertProduct Description. The Facade panels of anodized aluminium sheets in different gradations of dark red correspond to the patchwork of BOLLES+WILSON’s neighbouring 2008 pavilion, the first realized component of the Harbour Masters ensemble. In sunlight these aluminium panels take on colourful nuances while on cloudy days they assume a darker, more serious Paul-Klee like nuance. This is a building that changes its character according to the incidence of light, a new figure on Hamburg’s skyline. Project gallerySee allShow lessSacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho / John McAslan + PartnersSelected ProjectsA House in Tsukishima / ICADASelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Hamburg, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800232/cinnamon-tower-and-pavilion-bolles-plus-wilson Clipboard 2016 Area: 8270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Ingenieurbüro Abel Gebhart GmbH & Co. KG ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800232/cinnamon-tower-and-pavilion-bolles-plus-wilson Clipboard ArchDaily Germany “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBolles + WilsonOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHamburgGermanyPublished on November 28, 2016Cite: “Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson” 28 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Thailand Photographs 2020 Photographs: WworkspaceArchitect In Charge:OnionInterior Design:OnionStructure Engineer:PostMechanical And Electrical:A&E DeveloperContractor :StandardCity:Tambon Nong Nam DaengCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© WworkspaceRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Roukh Kiri Khao Yai is a hotel and the owners’ vacation home. Located next to Khao Yai National Park, the site has a beautiful scenery of the over-layered mountains. The weather is good and sometimes cold, which is very special for Thailand. The owners wish to escape from the urban pollution and to relax in a healthy environment of Khao Yai within organic fruit and vegetable farms that will be served to the hotel guests.Save this picture!© WworkspaceSave this picture!Lobby PlanSave this picture!© WworkspaceBringing nature into the site is our priority when we plan the layout of Roukh Kiri. The project has two zones. The first zone is the public areas which is composed by the arrangement of 3 houses: lobby, restaurant and living area. These 3 houses are connected by an outdoor seating area that has a fireplace at the main axis. We enclose the entry space with the solid walls because when the guests turn left towards the west they would see the magnificent view of the mountains behind the swimming pool. The semi-indoor living area, next to the swimming pool, is designed as a sala, the skeleton frames made of precast iron structure and teng wood with the wooden shingle roof tiles, accepting both the wind and the view to the first welcoming space of the project. The architectural style in this sense is different from other solid houses because it is located in the direction of the south western wind.Save this picture!© WworkspaceThe second zone is private. It is composed of 11 guest villas and the owner family house. The entry to the second zone is behind the fireplace. The transition space between public and private areas is hidden. Every villas are placed in an organic layout. They appear to be random. The hidden framework is the existing mango trees that guides a direction of each spaces. All of them are facing the mountainous views. They are designed for both natural ventilation and air-condition. Seven guest villas have an outdoor private swimming pool. A bathtub space brings the sky into the interior through a roof void. The slopes of the roof, which are 31 and 48 degree, are appropriate for the rainfall in Thailand. Save this picture!© WworkspaceSave this picture!Site LayoutSave this picture!© Wworkspace‘Farmhouse’ is our general reference. We like the simplicity of its architectural elements and the scale of intimacy. We design separated areas for different activities focusing upon necessary functions. The owners accept our thought. It goes with their ‘organic farm’. Avocado trees and lemon trees are newly planted in the site so that they do not need to import the vegetables from abroad. Those round shapes of lemon and the silhouette of our farmhouse go together. We initially drew the farmhouse by hand, reducing every elements to pure geometries, just like a child’s drawing, that had triangle houses, round trees, small doors, fences and routes towards the houses.Save this picture!© WworkspaceSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© WworkspaceAll everyday life objects are displayed in our guest villas. We are exhibiting the necessary functions. Umbrellas, hats, lamps, even the bathtubs are the objects to be put on show. The same is true with the location of shower area in the middle of the room. Every objects of utility are our decors so that our design is not decorative. Our intention is to make the composition appears random, even though our random objects are precisely located. An example is the mirror above the sink. In the morning, when our guests open the curtain, they will see the reflection of themselves with the garden view. We display everything that exists in the design including the texture of materials, such as stone, roof tiles and wall textures, in both interior and exterior spaces.Save this picture!© WworkspaceProject gallerySee allShow lessRMIT New Academic Street / LyonsSelected ProjectsBeam Café / Ola Jachymiak StudioSelected Projects Share Hotels ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948816/roukh-kiri-khao-yai-hotel-onion Clipboard Year: Area: 2355 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Onion Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Wworkspace+ 44Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyHotels, Houses•Tambon Nong Nam Daeng, Thailand Roukh Kiri Khao Yai Hotel / OnionSave this projectSaveRoukh Kiri Khao Yai Hotel / Onion ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948816/roukh-kiri-khao-yai-hotel-onion Clipboard Roukh Kiri Khao Yai Hotel / Onion CopyAbout this officeOnionOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureHotelsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTambon Nong Nam DaengThailandPublished on October 02, 2020Cite: “Roukh Kiri Khao Yai Hotel / Onion” 01 Oct 2020. 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Howard Lake | 24 March 2016 | News Giving to Heritage training programme to run for a further year Tagged with: Funding heritage Heritage Lottery Fund Training Photo: Ironbridge, Shropshire by Paul Daniels on Shutterstock.com 58 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed to extend the Giving to Heritage training programme for a further year with a grant of £250,000.The programme, part of the Heritage Lottery Fund‘s Catalyst Umbrella programme, was established to support heritage, museums and local community groups across the UK to improve skills and confidence in applying for private, corporate and community sources of funds.It is delivered by the Heritage Alliance, the largest coalition of heritage interests in England, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising.It its first two years its training has been used by over 1,100 heritage staff and volunteers from nearly 600 different organisations. Successes attributed to the courses include major sums raised from new approaches to donors.The new fundraising training will begin in April 2016 consisting of workshops, webinars, coaching and other training events across England for both experienced and inexperienced fundraisers. A new series of subjects will be included, covering how to apply for social investment funds and how to set up a community shares project. Loyd Grossman, CBE, FSA, Chairman of The Heritage Alliance said:“Giving to Heritage has been the largest project The Heritage Alliance has managed to date and it has been an overwhelming success, bringing new confidence and new funds to the independent heritage sector. Never has the need to search for private sources of funds been more important, and Giving to Heritage has been delivering the much-needed training to develop the skills the sector has been asking for. I am delighted that the HLF has allowed us to continue to deliver this exciting programme, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising”. 57 total views, 3 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Community News Huntington Memorial Hospital Collaborates With Anthem Blue Cross and Six Other Leading Hospitals to Launch Anthem Blue Cross Vivity Innovative New Collaboration Will Provide Access tothe Regionâ€™s Premier Hospitals and Physicians at an Affordable Price From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 19, 2014 | 11:00 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Huntington Memorial Hospital announced today that it has collaborated with Anthem Blue Cross and six of its fellow leading hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties to form Anthem Blue Cross Vivity, a new insurance offering that will provide convenient access to some of the best hospitals, primary care doctors and specialists in the region at an affordable price.â€œBeing part of Anthem Blue Cross Vivity is central to our mission of providing people in our region real choice and value in how they access the affordable, quality healthcare that is right for themselves and their families,â€ said Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO of Huntington Memorial Hospital. â€œAs healthcare continues to evolve to meet the needs of all Americans, our participation in Anthem Blue Cross Vivity is one important way that we will continue to attend to the varying healthcare needs of the San Gabriel Valley â€“ just as we have for more than 120 years.â€All seven hospitals that are part of Anthem Blue Cross Vivity are known for their strong brands that are synonymous with quality â€“ and all have hospitals ranked in the top 30 in Los Angeles and Orange counties by U.S. News & World Report. That means members of Anthem Blue Cross Vivity can be assured of receiving care from a network of hospitals and affiliated medical groups that provide the best quality care at affordable prices.In addition, members will have access to LiveHealth Online, a webcam-based telehealth solution offered by Anthem that allows members to see a doctor on demand, day or night. Anthem Blue Cross Vivity will also offer a host of wellness benefits that employers canselect to provide for their employees, including a gym reimbursement of up to $400 per year, FitOrbit online personal training, and more. Anthemâ€™s 24/7 Nurseline will also be available to Anthem Blue Cross Vivity members for health and wellness advice free of charge.CalPERS, the nationâ€™s second largest purchaser of health benefits and an early adopter of healthcare system innovations, has already agreed to use Anthem Blue Cross Vivity doctors and hospitals within their Select HMO network in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Other large employers can start requesting proposals on Oct. 1, with coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2015.The creation of Anthem Blue Cross Vivity signals a new and innovative way to deliver coverage and care at an affordable price as it marks the first time an insurer has partnered with several top hospitals in a joint venture to create an independent, third party company to provide medical benefits. Its name is coined from vivify, a verb meaning â€œto enliven or animate.â€â€œAnthem Blue Cross Vivity speaks to the energized team of providers coming together to deliver a uniquely people-centric offering,â€ said Ralph. â€œThe nameâ€™s root in the Latin vivere, â€œto live,â€ highlights what Anthem Blue Cross Vivity is all about: impacting the lives of Southern Californians by giving them the highest-quality care as well as choice within and control over their experience.â€In addition to Huntington Hospital, the other hospitals participating in Anthem Blue Cross Vivity are Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Health, MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and PIH Health.Huntington Memorial Hospital, www.HuntingtonHospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Pasadena, California. It has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named among the top hospitals in California. 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About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Servicers, Regulators Partner to Create CFPB Complaint Tracking Report Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) is working to create a prototype of an industry-level report to provide detailed information on the consumer complaints the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) receives, promoting greater understanding for regulators and servicers.The CFPB Complaint Tracking Report, produced by Black Knight, will incorporate data contributed by both servicers and CFPB. Dori Daganhardt, VP of product marketing and market strategy at Black Knight, said she expects the report to help level the playing field in terms of transparency and education. She said the servicers and regulators will work together to determine the level of granularity contained in the report.”We’re very excited to be able to partner with the industry to create this kind of report and provide this type of information,” she said.The rate at which the Bureau receives complaints has been surging upward almost since day one. When CFPB opened in July 2011, it began receiving consumer complaints about credit cards and eventually expanded to include other aspects of financing such as mortgages, bank accounts, consumer loans, debt collection, and money transfers. The number of complaints received nearly doubled from 2012 (91,000) to 2013 (163,700), and as of December 31, 2013, the Bureau reported having received 310,000 complaints in its first two and a half years of existence.”Consumer complaints have become central to the work of this agency. They enable us to listen to, and amplify, the concerns of any American who wants to be heard,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a release earlier this year. “They are also our compass. They make a difference by informing our work and helping us identify and prioritize problems for potential action.”Approximately 37 percent of those complaints (about 60,000) were related to mortgages, making that the top complaint category (debt collection was second with 19 percent), according to CFPB. Most of the mortgage complaints concerned problems that stemmed from consumers’ inability to pay, such as loan modifications or foreclosures.The idea for a CFPB Complaint Tracking Report was born from Black Knight’s recent participation in a working subcommittee of the National Mortgage Servicing Association. Mortgage servicers requested that Black Knight produce such a report to include CFPB- and servicer-contributed data.Such a report would benefit those involved in two main ways, according to Black Knight: first, providing a way to for servicers to benchmark their management performance relative to the rest of the mortgage industry. Servicers will be able to check their book of business against the rest of the industry (which remains anonymous) by using aggregate charts and graphs.The second benefit the report provides is standardizing the reporting to CFPB to facilitate an improvised and unbiased understanding of all the complaint cases CFPB receives.This report is not just for industry players, however. Consumers also stand to benefit from a report of this type, according to Black Knight.”I think it’s a great opportunity for another level of consumer education,” Daganhardt said. “I think once there’s a better understanding of what processes and procedures are followed when it comes to consumer complaints, to be able to provide a more holistic look into that will be beneficial not only for the industry and the regulators but for the consumers themselves. The individual consumer has their story, and they know their specific experience. I think for them to be able to see a more holistic view of what’s happening with similar types of complaints will be helpful.”Providing the context around the consumer’s complaint will help paint a more accurate picture of the case and the players involved, according to Bob Caruso, EVP of servicing, sales, and strategy at Servicelink.”If Company A has more complaints than Company B, at the surface level, that means Company A must have something wrong with it.” Caruso said. “If company A is bigger than company B and they both have the same complaint level, that would mean Company A should have more complaints, but relative to the size of the company.”Also, the report will provide a more specific definition of exactly what constitutes a complaint, which will better help servicers assist consumers with their grievances, Caruso said.”We want to be able to define, is it a real complaint, what’s the complaint about, is it within our control as a servicer, and if it is, what are we doing about those kinds of things,” he said.Daganhardt said it’s early in the process of gathering data for the report, but she hopes to get 80 percent of the market represented.”I’m encouraged by the committees we’ve had,” she said. “We’ve socialized the report template, if you will, in several different forms, and we’ve had a lot of positive feedback. It seems like the industry wants to be able to have this more holistic view. I’m very hopeful that we’ll get responses fairly quickly. We already have the first cut of the layout of what contributed data we’d like to have, but we’ll have to finalize that with everyone, obviously. We know how to do this and we’ve done this many times before, so all of those ingredients are a recipe for success.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Distressed Homes Discount Averages 37 Percent in September Next: Report: Mortgage Fraud Risk Increases 3.2 Percent Black Knight Financial Services CFPB Complaint Tracking Report Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 2014-10-28 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. 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The decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to introduce an interest rate rise of 0.25% a percent to 0.5% in order to keep inflation in check was applauded in most business circles as a prudent first move to ‘sensible’ interest rates after nearly eight years of rock bottom rates.The move is intended to dampen down the economy mildly and rein-in inflation, which currently stands at 3% and is expected to peak higher than that before the MPC’s measures kick in. Bank of England Mark Carney said the inflation increases were due largely to the weakening of Sterling following the Brexit vote.“The decision to leave the European Union is having a noticeable impact on the economic outlook,” he said. “We need to support the economy during this adjustment process.”But what does the property industry think of an interest rate rise? Russell Quirk of eMoov, who was first out of the blocks into the news studios yesterday, said the rise would only add £16 a month the average mortgage holder and would be “water off a duck’s back for those with a fixed rate security blanket”.But what did the rest of the industry think. Here are their reactions.Knight Frank – James Roberts, Chief Economist“An increase in the base rate is often viewed with trepidation by the property industry, but this long-expected move is unlikely to have a negative impact.“I expect the Bank of England will follow the same strategy as the US Fed, and gently apply the brakes while giving lots of advance warning, in order to balance the competing pressures of normalising rates while not derailing growth.“Consequently, I see a gradual rise ahead, partly to stockpile some future rate cuts should the MPC need to combat another downturn at a later date.“Also, the Bank of England is showing some younger homeowners that rates do rise, given how long it has been since the country saw an increase – the last UK rate hike in 2007 came a few days after the first iPhones went on sale.”Jackson-Stops – Nick Leeming, Chairman“Today’s moderate interest rate rise is unlikely to disturb the housing market.“Good things don’t usually last forever and the end of this golden period of great mortgage deals won’t be a surprise to the majority of prospective and current homeowners.“The market remained fairly stable throughout the General Election and the EU referendum so it would be surprising to see activity levels or house prices fall as a result of such a modest change to interest rates.“Traditionally, higher interest rates mean higher mortgage rates so we may see those already on the fence about moving house take a ‘remain and renovate’ approach instead.“However, this hesitance will not be down to interest rates alone. Over the last year punitive stamp duty levels have been a real drag on the property market and will continue to be unless Philip Hammond announces stamp duty reform across all transfer values in the upcoming Budget.“The combination of stamp duty, high moving costs, economic uncertainty and potential further interest rates rises, will represent a major barrier to home ownership.“If the rumoured first-time buyer stamp duty holiday does come into play it will be a significant boon for this demographic.”Chestertons – Guy Gittins, Head of Sales“Today’s very small increase in the Bank of England base rate is actually good news for the housing market. The knock-on effect will most likely be that Sterling value will increase, potentially demonstrating that we are in a stronger position today than we have been in recent times and giving added confidence to overseas buyers currently looking at opportunities in within the UK.“The housing market has already demonstrated resilience in the face of the snap general election and EU vote, so this is unlikely to have a significant effect. Whilst it does mean that monthly mortgage payments will rise marginally for those on variable rate mortgages, the degree of impact on individual households depends on the size of the mortgage.“For the vast majority, although inconvenient, the small rise will be manageable, equating to approximately £30-£60 more per month on a £300,000 mortgage. It will also benefit those with savings who will likely start to see higher returns.“[Most] mortgage lenders have already withdrawn lower rate products and relaunched new mortgage deals ahead of this increase, with the remaining lenders set to reprice following this announcement.”Glentree Estates – Trevor Abrahamsohn, Managing Director“There is still uncertainty in the air with Brexit and this will probably be the case until a deal is done, in all probability by October 2018, when the true picture of our trading arrangements with the EU, will become clearer.“I am sure that lenders in the Residential Property market will probably ‘crank’ the mortgage rates up by a ¼%, but I don’t think it will be appreciably more than this for the moment. The point being, that the trend for property owners who borrow is, technically, going the wrong way, although I think it will be a very flat curve and therefore, not too much to worry about.“There is still uncertainty in the air with Brexit and this will probably be the case until a deal is done, in all probability by October 2018, when the true picture of our trading arrangements with the EU, will become clearer.“I am sure that lenders in the Residential Property market will probably ‘crank’ the mortgage rates up by a ¼%, but I don’t think it will be appreciably more than this for the moment.“The point being, that the trend for property owners who borrow is, technically, going the wrong way, although I think it will be a very flat curve and therefore, not too much to worry about.”Haart – Paul Smith, CEO“This rise was predicted and as such we don’t believe it will impact the housing market at all. When you consider interest rates have historically been several percentage points higher, this very small increment should not affect anyone who has borrowed sensibly.“With more stringent borrowing criteria in place we do not see very small increases in interest rates as being a significant impediment to the market. But this rise does show that rates could nudge up in future.“A far bigger threat to the stability and health of the housing market is the punitive levels of stamp duty which the Chancellor should address as a top priority in his budget later this month.”Sandfords – Andrew Ellinas, Director (London)“A 0.25% rise is not going to have a significant impact on the economy as a whole, but it will further depress a falling property market, particularly in prime central London.“Currently, the market is flat. As an example, there are two blocks of apartments near our Regent’s Park office that are historically very sought-after and if a property came available we would be swamped with buyers and a sale would be made very quickly.“In one of those blocks, in the same month in 2016 there were three apartments on the market and they all sold. This year, there are ten apartments currently available but there are no buyers for them. In the other block, a very similar situation, there was one property on the market in 2016 and in 2017 there are ten that are not selling.“There are two main reasons for this. The first is that they are overpriced. Vendors still believe that values are what they were two years ago.“I called the top of the market just over a couple of years ago and it has been drifting down ever since, with a bit more yet to go.“With so many tax changes (increased stamp duty, an extra tax for buy-to-let investors and foreign investors’ tax) and Brexit looming, there is too much uncertainty and buyers, particularly overseas investors, have been put off making big financial commitments.“The government is being urged to abolish stamp duty ahead of the budget. Undoubtedly, this would be the best thing to happen to the property market. London is the driving force for every market and scrapping this tax would provide buyers with an incentive to start moving again.”Kay & Co – Martin Bikhit, Managing Director (London)“We expected that after 10 years of bank rates falling that at some point they will rise again so the announcement from the Bank of England is not a surprise.I am sure that for first time buyers and those trying to get a foot on the ladder that this change will have a marginal impact on them, however I don’t expect to see any impact this will have on the London property market.“As rates continue to rise, we may see some effect but this will be a gradual change over a long time period. It is expected that rates will rise to 2% by 2021.”Andrews – David Westgate, Group Chief Executive“The Bank of England’s announcement today should come as no surprise. This has been mooted for a while now and, in my opinion, is actually long overdue.“In the aftermath of the financial crisis, it made sense that rates should be kept low in order to drive activity in the market. That was, however, 10 years ago and the time is now right to start readdressing rates. Given that this is a relatively small increase in the base rate, its impact to most borrowers should be nominal and, assuming they have planned appropriately, relatively easy to adapt to.“What the industry needs to ensure, however, is that it works to stem any knock to confidence amongst consumers that this announcement brings. Simply hearing news of a rate increase will lead some people to reconsider their financial and property decisions and whilst this is understandable in some respects, these decisions should only ever be made based on personal circumstances and with at least a medium, if not long, term view.“When taken in this context, today’s rate increase should not have any impact on the property market.” guy gittins Martin Bikhit Jackson-stops Paul SMith haart interest rate rise Knight Frank – James Roberts Mark Carney Nick Leeming MPC Andrew Ellinas Band of England bank interest rate Chestertons Trevor Abrahamsohn November 3, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Jason Dunham Hosts Navy Chaplain USS Jason Dunham Hosts Navy Chaplain February 19, 2013 Share this article A Navy chaplain visited guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) on Ash Wednesday to provide religious services and visit crew members.Lt. Peter Ott, a chaplain assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), commenced observance of the 40-day season of Lent by offering religious services and counseling as part of a U.S. 5th Fleet effort to ensure all ships operating in the area have access to religious services.“The Navy cares about Sailors’ well-being and their right and ability to exercise their religious beliefs,” Ott said. “I’m here to help facilitate that the best I can.”U.S. guided-missile destroyers often do not have chaplains permanently stationed on board and rely on command lay leaders to perform worship services. Lay leaders are volunteers appointed by the commanding officer who are trained by chaplains to serve the needs of a particular religious faith group. Lay leaders may conduct religious services, but may not exercise specific activities usually reserved for ordained clergy.Ott said lay leaders are often prohibited from performing sacraments or offering counseling to crewmembers but still do a terrific service for their command. “There’s not much difference between a chaplain and a lay leader, spiritually speaking,” said Ott. “The main thing I bring to the table that a lay leader cannot is confidentiality. A Sailor can walk into my office, talk about personal issues without it becoming a command issue and leave with a weight lifted off their shoulders.”Quartermaster 2nd Class Johnathan Restrepo, USS Jason Dunham’s Protestant lay leader, said the Chaplain brings a lot more than counseling abilities and confidentiality. “Chaplains have different personalities and backgrounds they bring with them,” Restrepo said. “I think the crew gets used to the way the lay leader does things, but having a chaplain on board can make worship a little more exciting and feel like you’re going to church back home.”Restrepo also thinks having a chaplain on board boosts morale by creating an atmosphere of trust and comfort. “Even non-religious crewmembers go to him for advice or just to talk,” said Restrepo. “Just knowing he is there and his door is always open makes a big difference.”USS Jason Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 19, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Chaplain View post tag: Naval View post tag: hosts View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Jason View post tag: USS View post tag: Dunham