Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate How big data will help save lives this holiday seasonEach day, 144 new names are added to the national organ transplant waiting list – that’s about one person every 10 minutes. At any given moment, 120,000 people are waiting for a new organ. Tragically, due to a donor shortage, an average of 22 people die each day waiting for that organ to arrive.The process for matching donors with recipients is extremely complex. The doctors involved with performing organ transplants need to make fast, critical decisions during an incredibly delicate situation – every minute counts and there is no room for error. So how do doctors ensure the right decisions are made for every patient? Thankfully they can rely on the information provided by the nation’s organ transplant system.On average, a doctor has just one hour to decide if the organ from a potential donor can be utilized for transplant. Once that decision is made, and an organ is extracted, the doctor typically has anywhere from 4 hours to 48 hours to perform the transplant. Clearly, the speed of information availability is critical to the process.The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. In doing so, UNOS brings together hundreds of transplant and organ procurement professionals and thousands of volunteers. This unique collaboration helps make life-saving organ transplants possible each day. The UNOS system serves as the model for transplant systems around the world.With the help of cutting-edge big data integration software from a company called Talend, UNOS is helping health care professionals look into the success statistics of organs they previously declined, helping to improve their process and selection criteria for future patients.“Data is key to the success of modern businesses, and organ transplants are no different, although the stakes are quite literally a matter of life and death,” says Alex Tulchinsky, chief technology officer with UNOS. “With Talend, we are able to ingest and integrate data from various sources more easily, and reduce our processing time from 18 hours to just three or four hours. This, in turn, helps UNOS deliver more timely data related to previous organ offers, which enable the transplant community to review recent organ acceptance decisions and outcomes.”To improve the success rate of organ transplants, hospitals and doctors accessing the UNOS system can see all transplants they’ve performed over the last three months. This historical view enables them to assess the outcome of organs they did not accept and analyze why they turned them down, how the organs may have been successfully used by other centers, and whether or not they should modify their selection criteria in the future as a result.Today, the UNOS model is being used for transplant systems around the world. By turning to solutions like Talend, UNOS is helping doctors and transplant centers nationwide make more timely, informed decisions, which may translate into additional saved lives. Almost 31,000 transplants were performed last year in the United States and each day of this holiday season, more than 85 people will be given a second chance at life. TAGSOrgan TransplantUnited Network for Organ Sharing Previous article3 Free Christmas Apps to Try this SeasonNext articleAdventist Health names new CEO Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Photographs: Luigi MancaText description provided by the architects. The building is located in the city of Quartu S. Elena: a conurbation a few miles away from Cagliari. Despite the municipal development plan classifies the site as part of an area characterized by a consolidated fabric, the construction activities, mostly aimed at the construction of family houses and small apartment buildings, has produced in the nineties signs of transformation of the urban fabric. Incidents of illegal, poor quality control, reduced maintenance on existing buildings, the street and adjacent neighborhoods make a pleasant environment in terms of architecture and urban planning certainly not unattractive.Save this picture!© Luigi MancaThe site was previously occupied by a house whose postwar construction patio structure was inspired by the historical typology of rural homes south of Sardinia: the “house campidanese”. The low quality of construction and architecture of the building led to its demolition and the creation of a new volume in the system is determined by the memory-traces of the original. The building, which houses five apartments and a small office, is aligned on the street line and is designed with a “L” shape. The entrances of the apartments are located in the courtyard, which, though borrowed from the traditional building type, evolves to suit the contemporary use of collective housing. Save this picture!© Luigi MancaThe strict building regulations have significantly affected the main design choices, including the obligation of the vertical road openings and placement of volumes in lot. The project therefore, in dealing with the building regulations, plays on the use of the materials used in the main facade (plaster and concrete slabs of corten steel cladding). The corten surface is the element that leads from the courtyard, according to a logic of continuity and it is not interrupted by external staircase positioned slightly detached from the building.Save this picture!© Luigi MancaProject gallerySee allShow lessTrangtien Street / Studio 8ArticlesIn Progress: 8 House / BIGArticlesProject locationAddress:Cagliari, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Luigi Manca+ 15 Share Italy Year: Projects “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/63249/condominio-t-cc04studio Clipboard Photographs Condominio T / C+C04STUDIO CopyAbout this officeC+C04STUDIOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingRefurbishmentCagliariItalyPublished on June 07, 2010Cite: “Condominio T / C+C04STUDIO” 07 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bliss, the national charity for special care babies, has launched a new brand identity, for the first time in ten years. The brand includes a new logo, strapline and website.Bliss was established in 1979, and over the last 30 years has grown and evolved to become the only national charity that supports sick and premature babies and their families.A rebrand was felt to be essential to better reflect the work of the charity today and its plans for the future. Claire Pimm, Bliss’ Head of Communications, said, “Our new brand allows people to easily identify what Bliss does and who we are here to help. Bliss always puts babies at the heart of everything we do, and our logo now does just that too.”Bliss celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009 and the new identity will support a range of new initiatives to be launched next year, including expanding into Scotland for the first time.The development of the website was driven by the need to better target the charity’s work at key audiences. Its features include downloadable publications for families and health professionals, a map to find their nearest support group and a dedicated area for young parents.The redesign of Bliss’ identity was carried out by creative agency Carter Wong on a pro bono basis and Senior Designer, Nicky Skinner said,“We leapt at the chance to work with Bliss when they approached us because we felt it was an exciting project to be involved in, and a very worthy cause. The identity had to work on a number of levels – serious for campaigning, lobbying and support for babies and families, but also fun for fundraising materials, and brand awareness. The chosen concept, by designer Louise Elliott uses the counters within the letter B to depict a supported baby. Simple communication for a sensitive subject matter. We are pleased with the creative outcome.”Andy Cole, Chief Executive of Bliss said,“Bliss is the leading national charity working to support neonatal care services and to improve outcomes for babies born either sick or premature. With the number of premature births rising in the UK, Bliss is also growing and developing. I am delighted with the new brand and website and am sure they will appeal to our target audiences of families and healthcare professionals.”Tim Greenhill of Greenhill McCarron worked with Bliss on a pro bono basis to establish positioning clarity and to evolve the creative brief for Carter Wong He said,“It is refreshing to work with an organisation that is determined to have strategic clarity before committing to an identity redesign. These people do great work and it was a privilege to be able to contribute.”For more information about Bliss and its work, visit the new website at www.bliss.org.uk EndsNotes to EditorsBliss, the special care baby charity, was founded in 1979 and is dedicated to ensuring that babies survive and go on to have the best quality of life. It does this by:providing practical and emotional support for families during an extremely difficult time, so they can give the best care to their babies.providing training and support for doctors and nurses and funds research to improve the care of all sick and premature babiesraising awareness of the issues affecting special care babies and fight for essential change within government and the NHS.Contact: Kellie Rosier, Media Relations Manager, t: 020 7378 5741, e:[email protected] Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New look for special care baby charity Howard Lake | 24 August 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Demanding justice for Laquan McDonald on the second anniversary of his murder by Chicago police.It took the U.S. Department of Justice 13 months to determine what everyone in Chicago already knows — that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is brutal and racist. In a scathing, 164-page report issued on January 13, the DOJ concluded that routine use of excessive force by the country’s second largest police department violates constitutional rights.The DOJ report was triggered by public outcry after the release of a dashcam video showing white cop Jason Van Dyke fatally pumping 16 shots into unarmed Black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014. Without the protests of Black Lives Matter and its allies after McDonald’s murder, the DOJ investigation never would have been initiated.What report revealsThe report finds that excessive police violence is employed most often against people of color. Police are ten times more likely to use excessive force against African-Americans and Latinx people than whites, while complaints from whites are far more likely to be sustained. Black youths told the DOJ that Chicago cops routinely spew racial epithets and “patrol our streets like they are the dog catchers and we are the dogs.”The report also shows that CPD’s “code of silence” regarding fellow officers’ misconduct is “a deliberate, fundamental and corrosive violation.” The McDonald video clearly displays that code of silence in action, showing Van Dyke’s colleagues immediately moving into cover-up mode to protect him after the shooting.There is no accountability for such misconduct. Prior to the McDonald scandal, the Independent Police Review Authority had almost never found a shooting unjustified. The report finds that IPRA investigators routinely fail to speak to witnesses, turn a blind eye to blatant inconsistencies in incident reports and effectively presume lack of officer wrongdoing. Political forces behind the policeThe DOJ report is unlikely to lead to any fundamental change in police practice. At most, it initiates a lengthy process that may culminate in a consent decree to reform training, accountability and use-of-force standards. Although Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged to negotiate such a decree, he and his cohorts are the very officials who consistently have conspired to cover up police misconduct. Their promises are likely to prove just as hollow going forward.Issuance of the DOJ’s report just a week before a change in presidential administrations undermines any faith in the sincerity of its proposals. Incoming President Trump was heavily endorsed by police “unions” and other “law and order” lobbyists. He has called police “the most mistreated people in the country” (a truly through-the-looking-glass view of the world).Trump’s attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions, likewise used his recent confirmation hearing to claim that police abuse consent decrees “undermine respect for police officers.” (Washington Post, Jan. 13)These statements indicate that the Trump administration will oppose attempts to reduce police violence, making enforcement of any Chicago consent decree a poor prospect.In any event, the reforms suggested by the DOJ, even if implemented, would not stop racist police violence. Despite training and other reforms supposedly implemented by the Emanuel administration last year, unwarranted police shootings and beatings continue daily in Black and Latinx communities. “There have yet to be any structural systemic changes,” Aislinn Pulley, a Black Lives Matter organizer, told reporters. “We have no reason to believe they’ll be willing to change now.” (Yahoo News, Jan. 13)Mass intervention is keyThe root cause of police abuse is not lack of training or proper standards. As Monica Trinidad, a People’s Response Team spokesperson who addressed the United Nations Committee Against Torture in 2014 about Chicago police violence, explained, “Policing is historically, inherently, a racist institution.” (Yahoo News, Jan. 13)On that basis, the Chicago Alliance against Racist and Political Repression and other community groups are supporting an ordinance that would establish an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council with substantial oversight powers. Demanding community control of police functions recognizes that racism and violence are too deeply embedded in the CPD to be uprooted by piecemeal reforms.Abolition of the police as a state institution is the only “reform” that can produce meaningful relief. History shows that communities are fully capable of policing themselves. Almost 150 years ago, Karl Marx described how the workers and poor of Paris abolished the existing police when they took control of the city for two months and established the Paris Commune. For the first time in memory, he wrote in “The Civil War in France,” “the streets of Paris were safe [and] without police of any kind.”The streets of Chicago and other urban centers will likewise become safe when the workers and oppressed rise up to take control of their cities. Although the media repeatedly blame urban violence on Black and Latinx youth gangs, residents know that the biggest and bloodiest gang on the streets is uniformed in blue. Socialism will take that blue gang off the streets and eliminate the poverty, racism and lack of good-paying jobs that foster crime.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home / Daily Dose / Delinquency Rate Significantly Improves Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 22, 2021 1,386 Views Delinquency Rate Significantly Improves in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The national mortgage delinquency rate improved by almost an entire percentage point, month-over-month, according to data from March collected by analysts at Black Knight. Driving the plunging rate, researchers deduce, are both time of year and brightening economy and fiscal outlook. Indeed, Fannie Mae’s economists earlier this week said the previously forecast economic ramp-up is underway.Specifically, the national delinquency rate fell to 5.02% from February’s 6.00%, which is a 16.4% decline.March typically is a month of declining delinquencies due to tax returns and other seasonal funds being used by homeowners to pay down past-due mortgage debt, Black Knight reports. They say that over the past 20 years, delinquencies have fallen by nearly 10% on average in March.”Despite March’s strong performance, some 1.9 million mortgage-holders— including those in active forbearance—are at least 90 days past due on payments. There are 1.5 million more such serious delinquencies than at the onset of the pandemic, nearly five times pre-pandemic levels.”Still, foreclosures remain at record lows because the nation and local municipalities alike have implemented and continually extended foreclosure bans and forbearance allowances.Actions taken by the government to offset record delinquencies have been beneficial to U.S. homeowners, but as deadlines and a more typical borrower behavior ensue following a vaccine rollout, the default servicing side of the industry may be hit with volumes of daunting proportions.In a recent DS News webinar, Flagstar’s Courtney Thompson pointed out that a whole population new to the delinquency side, was born of the COVID-19 fallout, and she said the industry needed to find a way to handle this emerging market.“We had a whole new group of humans that were in default and entered into the delinquency process,” Thompson said at the time. “This was not your traditional default consumer … these are consumers who are not used to navigating the different channels of default, whether it’s forbearance, loss mitigation, or a repayment plan,” Thus, our panelists agreed that communication between borrower and lender is key.Also, the analysts at Black Knight report that, as interest rates are expected to rise, prepayments on mortgage loans increased by 17% in March to the highest level in more than 17 years. That’s reportedly driven by a seasonal rise in home sales alongside a rise in refinance activity locked in before rate increases. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Mr. Cooper and Google Partner on New AI Initiative Next: Housing Market Metrics Show Record-Breaking Gains Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles 2021-04-22 Christina Hughes Babb Subscribe
KTRK(HOUSTON) — A 9-month-old girl has died after she was left in a scorching hot car near Houston on Monday, officials said.The baby “was apparently left unattended for an extended period of time” in Baytown, Texas, about 30 miles east of Houston, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.Deputies found the baby unresponsive in a parked car at a mobile home park around 2 p.m., ABC station KTRK in Houston said.The family had returned home at 11 a.m. and “reportedly thought someone had brought the baby inside,” KTRK reported.The temperature reached 91 degrees in Baytown on Monday afternoon with a heat index of 100.The child was at first listed in critical condition. The sheriff’s office later announced the baby died.“I hate this,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Monday. “These deaths are preventable.”Authorities will not decide on any potential charges until the investigation is finished, the sheriff said, according to KTRK.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Home » News » Land & New Homes » Cells to be sold as Holloway closes previous nextLand & New HomesCells to be sold as Holloway closesThe Negotiator25th November 20160609 Views Holloway is close to being sold by the government for a potential £2 billion housing development.It is the largest women’s prison in Europe and has housed suffragettes, celebrities and female serial killers since it was opened in 1852.Now, the property consultancy, Bilfinger GVA, has won the contract to advise on the sale of the prison to create more housing in London as part of a £1.3 billion overhaul of the Prison Service.The site covers 10 acres and could fetch about £200 million plus development costs, with enough space for up to 5,000 homes. Such a large site in Transport for London’s zone 2 of is rare and developers are likely to be desperate to snap it up. The government will benefit as it will bring its target of one million new homes by 2020 closer. Properties in the immediate surrounding area in north London sell for between £450,000 and £550,000, meaning the final value of the project could reach £2.5 billion.Holloway Prison Holloway housing development Holloway November 25, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Home » News » Housing Market » Agents face double whammy of fees ban and belt-tightening landlords, research shows previous nextHousing MarketAgents face double whammy of fees ban and belt-tightening landlords, research showsA third of landlords are planning to reduce spend as tax burden increases, says a leading building society.Nigel Lewis12th May 20170997 Views As the government’s letting fees ban looms, agents face a second squeeze as landlords rein in spending on their properties as their tax bills rise, research has revealed.Landlords spend £3,632 on each of the properties on average every year or a third of the average rental income, according to Kent Reliance Building Society.Of this, £1,025 is spent on maintenance, repairs and servicing, with £870 spent on letting agent fees.But this spending is likely to reduce by nearly 7% this year as ever-rising tax burden on landlords force 36% of them to consider cutting costs, the building society’s research reveals.Letting agent feesIt also pinpoints letting agent fees, property maintenance and mortgage costs as the targets for cost cutting by landlords.Kent Reliance reckons landlords currently contribute £15.9bn to the UK economy, a figure that has doubled since 2007. But the lender says that £500m less will be spent each year as landlord rein in their property budgets.Landlords currently spend £5.5bn on property maintenance and upkeep, £2bn on service charges and ground rent, £963m on insurance, £904m on utilities and £1.1bn on miscellaneous costs.Spending on letting fees totals £4.7bn a year and £644m on legal and accountancy fees plus £218m on administration costs.“Landlords may seem like an easy target for political point scoring, but they play a vital role in the economy,” says John Eastgate of OneSavings Bank, parent company to Kent Reliance (pictured, left)“Not only do they house a huge proportion of the country’s workforce, bridging the housing demand and supply gap, their spending supports thousands of jobs – whether builders, cleaners, lawyers and accountants or letting agents.”Kent Reliance Building Society John Eastgat May 12, 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. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Evansville Rescue Mission to Host Eighth Annual Drumstick Dash to Benefit its 97th Annual Gobbler GatheringThe Evansville Rescue Mission’s seventh annual Drumstick Dash presented by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and TOWNSQUARE MEDIA will kick off Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8 a.m. It will consist of either an 8K or a 5K mile run/walk.The Evansville Rescue Mission is tremendously excited to have its eighth annual Drumstick Dash to start and finish at the C.K. Newsome Community Center (100 East Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713). Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to run around historic Bosse Field, Garvin Park for the Drumstick Dash’s 8K and 5K routes, with 8K participants being able to briefly run or walk on the Pigeon Creek Greenway.The Rescue Mission is expecting to field nearly 1,000 runners and walkers for the eighth annual Drumstick Dash where participants will have a chance to win a free frozen turkey and a commemorative Drumstick Dash medal and to choose from a variety of food court options.Proceeds of the Drumstick Dash will offset the Rescue Mission’s annual Gobbler Gathering, which will be held ten days later on Tuesday, November 26th at the Old National Events Plaza (715 E. Locust St., Evansville, IN 47708) where more than 2,300 Tri-State families will be able to receive a Thanksgiving food basket filled with enough food to last through Thanksgiving.The Drumstick Dash is extremely grateful for the following sponsors who have entrusted the Evansville Rescue Mission to feed literally thousands of Tri-State families through the Gobbler Gathering: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, Old National Events Plaza, Atlas World Group, TRH Mortgage, Phil Stoll Construction, Packaging Corporation of America The Hills Church, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, FC Tucker-Briscoe, Berry Global, Deaconess Hospital, Head’s Construction, Solarbron, Old National Bank, Shoe Carnival, Saint Vincent Evansville, 517 Fitness Brewer Direct, Inc., and Zycor Pest Control.For additional information on the Evansville Rescue Mission’s eighth annual Drumstick Dash, please contact Kevin Cagle at (812)647-7905 or [email protected]
It has been an honor serving as your mayor and I am extremely proud of all that my team and I have accomplished with your help. When I made the decision to run for City Council 10 years ago and then for Mayor 8 years ago, I wasn’t looking to start a long career in politics – I wanted to help my community at a time when we were facing major challenges and making important decisions about our future.I believe I have accomplished that task. After inheriting a city government in financial distress and under state fiscal supervision, we turned Hoboken around and fixed a broken City Hall. We’ve restored honest and open government, with our City now on the right path. We’ve built new parks and acquired 8 acres for more open space, kept municipal tax rates stable, established an AA+ bond rating, saved our bankrupt hospital, made major strides in addressing the longstanding flooding problem with a second flood pump, won a $230 million Rebuild by Design competition, invested in a renovated Washington Street, prioritized the interests of residents ahead of developer profits, and so much more.Hoboken is now a model for resiliency and sustainability, and I will always be proud of the role I played in helping to set our great City on the path to a better and stronger future. I am more comfortable making this decision because Councilman Ravi Bhalla is stepping forward to run for mayor, giving me confidence that our City will continue on the positive course that our Reform team has set together.Our accomplishments over the past eight years have truly been a team effort, and Ravi has been a vital part of our team. He understands how hard it was to achieve our successes and is committed to carrying this City forward to ensure we continue to improve the quality of life for Hoboken residents.I love this City and have absolutely loved this very tough job. Thanks to each and every one of you who have placed your trust in me as your Mayor. I hope you will place that same trust in Councilman Bhalla, who I know will ensure Hoboken stays on a positive track.DAWN ZIMMER Dear Editor:I want to share with you the news that I have decided not to seek reelection this November. This has been a very difficult decision, but with a vacuum of leadership on the urgent issue of climate change from the federal government, I have decided it is the right time for me to take on a new role working more directly with the issue of climate change and resiliency – one of the most critical challenges facing our city, state and nation.