Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union

first_img Australia “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMHN Design UnionOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on April 06, 2012Cite: “Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union” 06 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Portland街双层公寓 / MPR Design Group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 2011 “COPY” Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design UnionSave this projectSavePortland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221712/portland-street-duplex-mpr-design-group Clipboard Architects: MHN Design Union Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDailycenter_img Portland Street Duplex / MHN Design Union ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221712/portland-street-duplex-mpr-design-group Clipboard Houses Year:  Photographs:  Brett Boardman   Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewLocated in Sydney’s suburb of Dover Heights, this sloping site incorporates two attached dwellings designed to maximise the expansive views west towards Sydney harbour while each incorporating generous and intimate living areas, three bedrooms and basement rumpus room.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanA careful balance between transparency, materiality and solidity of the building’s outer skin was carefully considered. The street elevation was designed to ensure a cohesive appearance between both dwellings while subtly alluding to two distinct homes. This was predominantly achieved through a clean white concrete frame elevated above street level with horizontal and vertical western red cedar infill timber privacy screens at the entry. On the western façade a balance between maximising views and providing sufficient shading was achieved through a large cantilevered roof. The corners at the living room level are completely unobstructed opening up the entire upper floor to this dramatic aspect.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanHighlight windows and two large skylights on the upper level (with performance glazing) wash the interior space with natural light complimenting the use of energy efficient LED lighting and an extensive photovoltaic array for both properties.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe lower ground floor rumpus room opens to a landscaped rear yard with pool providing a grand view of the rear elevation as it steps up the hill.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Våler Church Proposal / We Are YouArticles’LEGO® Architecture: Towering Ambition’ ExhibitionArticles Share Photographs CopyHouses•Australia Projectslast_img read more

Quinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos

first_img Projects Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Extension•Mesão Frio, Portugal Portugal Quinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos “COPY” 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806170/quinta-da-boavista-samf-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: SAMF Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Quinta da Boavista / SAMF ArquitectosSave this projectSaveQuinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806170/quinta-da-boavista-samf-arquitectos Clipboard Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© José Campos+ 46 Share Photographs:  José CamposCollaborators:Marta Lourenço, Filipa Roque, Angelica Treccarichi, Razvan CheluArchitect In Charge:Sara Antunes, Mário FerreiraCity:Mesão FrioCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackText description provided by the architects. The main building of the “Quinta da Boavista”, is situated in a privileged location along the margins of the Douro River, overlooking the sinuous valley, sculpted by man over the centuries to produce wine. Besides the agricultural function, this wine-producing estate also serves the private use of a large family and touristic use as a guest house.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Floor Plan Level 00Save this picture!© José CamposOur project is the last phase of a series of additions that began in the 18th  century with the construction of two buildings, the main house and the servants’ quarters, standing a few meters apart. Eventually, they were united with new construction, but a complex circulation still revealed this original separation. After a fire in the 1950’s, a new floor was built on the secondary building, adding a new level to an ensemble that adjusts organically to the terraced platforms.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© José CamposOur intervention began with a separate house for the caretaker, liberating space in the main building. This new project attempts to clarify the circulation between the different parts that have been united, and adds a new feature to the group by closing the L shape of the two original buildings set perpendicularly, with a new addition, changing the L into a U form, creating a courtyard with an open portico that frames the river view.Save this picture!© José CamposRather than set a strong contrast between old and new, the intervention sought to investigate what was unique in the building and landscape and to intensify it. Despite major alterations in the spatial organization, the character of the interiors was maintained: stucco, wooden floors, handmade cement and glazed tiles, wooden trellis and a pervading deep blue that unites all the carpentries.Save this picture!© José CamposIn the new buildings our approach was more topographical, relating to the landscape rather than to the existing volumes. The main addition is a continuation of the stone walls, whitewashed in the local tradition of differentiating particular moments in these long contour lines. The new living room is defined by three elements: the stone wall and staircase that redraw and conclude the exiting terrace, a veranda framed by slender steel columns protected by sliding panels of blue trellis, and a slab which is the continuation of the level of the upper terrace.Save this picture!© José CamposThe other addition, a new staircase, is a white rendered cylinder that unites the corridors in both floors in the most fluid and direct way. Even if the spiral form and a circular skylight provide drama to the inside space, from the outside, the form tries to blend with the existing walls, and its cylindrical presence recalls the industrial wine silos that can be seen punctuating the landscape.Save this picture!© José CamposThe intervention also attempts to change the way the existing building was “fortified” against the exterior. New openings were made so as to encourage a more direct relationship with the outside space, which was given a separate character according to its inner functions. A large window was added to the entrance patio, in contact with the new kitchen and its big chimney. The new rooms in the lower level gained a direct access to the outside terrace, limited by a row of cypress trees. The new courtyard was given another window and a covered portico which offers refuge from the sun and rain.Save this picture!© José CamposStill, the aim was not transparency, such as was desired by Modernism. Here, all the openings can be obscured, and even the new living room with its open veranda over the river can be protected from a view that, if ever present, can be too overwhelming, in line with a Portuguese tradition, of Moorish origins, which favours seeing without being seen.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow less2017 Pritzker Prize To Be Announced March 1stArchitecture NewsChilestieg Rümlang / Baumschlager Eberle ArchitektenSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeSAMF ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMesão FrioPortugalPublished on February 28, 2017Cite: “Quinta da Boavista / SAMF Arquitectos” 28 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Corbis announces $1 million image donation programme

first_img Howard Lake | 9 June 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Corbis announces $1 million image donation programme Tagged with: Individual giving Trading  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “It’s always our business to help clients tell stories with impact that goesbeyond words. This year it’s our privilege to help charities and non-profitstell their own powerful stories with images from the Bettmann Archive and Hulton Deutsch collection,” said Steve Davis, Corbis chief executive officer. Corbis is also reaching out to its own clients in this effort, encouragingadvertising agencies, design houses and publishers to draw on the image donation programme for their own charitable work.Information about eligibility and guidelines is available from the Corbis Web site. Corbis is to waive up to $1 million in licensing fees for charities and non-profit organisations using images from the Bettmann Archive.Corbis say this is the largest initiative of its kind in the image licensing industry. It forms part of the company’s year-long celebration of Otto Bettmann’s 100th birthday. Bettmann founded the archive in 1935 following his departure to the United States from Nazi Germany. The archiveis one of the world’s largest and oldest collections of photographs, containing 11.5 million images. Corbis purchased the archive in 1995. Photos in the archive range from iconic images of human history to depictions of everyday life. European based participants will also be able to select from the Hulton Deutsch photo-library. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Vodafone offers another chance for 500 people to work for a charity

first_imgApplications for the 2012 World of Difference UK programme are now open. Each year, the Vodafone World of Difference UK programme gives 500 people the chance to work for a UK charity of their choice, and get paid. They can choose to work either full-time for two months or part-time for four.As well as providing support to charities, the programme has so far helped 1,500 people bring valuable skills and experience to charitable organisations across the UK.For the first time, the World of Difference UK 2012 programme will be open to all previous participants and offers both full and part-time placements. Advertisement Vodafone offers another chance for 500 people to work for a charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 October 2012 | News  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Once again TV presenter Gok Wan will encourage members of the public to “donate yourself”. He will be talking live on WebTV on Tuesday 16 October at 2.30pm.Entries close on 13 November 2012, with placements starting in March 2013.http://worldofdifference.vodafone.co.uk Tagged with: Celebrity Vodafone Volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Closing The Gap Between Producers and Consumers

first_img Facebook Twitter Agriculture is a highly technical, scientific, and capital intensive business today.  It requires farm operators to be proficient in a wide variety of highly specialized areas from chemistry, to mechanical engineering, computer technology, biological sciences, botany, veterinary medicine, labor relations, contract law, environmental regulations, bookkeeping, corporate finance, and economic policy (just to name a few).  Most farming operations are involved in producing and marketing a commodity, although a growing number are now producing branded products for a specific use or end user.  The majority of farming operations are organized in some form of corporate structure involving several family members or other partners. Most operations have several different consultants on retainer, from crop consultants to financial advisors.  A large percentage of farm families own only a small percentage of the land they farm, instead they lease or rent the fields on which they produce which is often spread over several counties. Home Commentary Closing The Gap Between Producers and Consumers SHARE This image of modern agriculture is not what consumers believe or what they want to believe. Most think family farms are small, independent, diversified, and producing food for their local area.  They see the big mega farms which produce for large food conglomerates as corporate owned and operated farms.  They have a mistrust of large farms and long for the simpler days of hardworking farmers struggling against nature to produce simple and safe food for their local community.  This is one of the reasons they are willing to pay more for organic food products, mistakenly believing these are produced by smaller, independent family farms. Remember the Generation Gap? This phrase has fallen out of common use but; during the decade of the 1960s, it was commonly used to refer to the disconnect between the younger and older generation — primarily between us young hip and cool teens and young adults and our square and out of touch parents.  The phrase “don’t trust anyone over 30” was used a lot… until we all turned 30. There is different kind of generation gap that exists today between agricultural producers and consumers. Like the gap of the 1960s, this gap in understanding and expectations has fostered mistrust and animosity. Setting aside the issues of production techniques, biotechnology, animal welfare, and the general lack of understanding of how and where their food is produced, the gap over the image and expectations of the food production system is at the heart of the disconnect between producers and consumers. Not only does this gap exist between producers and consumers but between producers and public officials.  As a result, agriculture does not get the kind of public support it deserves or the kind of public policy it needs. Previous articleVilsack Outlines Impact of Sequestration on USDANext articleWeather Man at Commodity Classic Predicts Solid Corn Yield Bump Gary Truitt While some call for a return to the good old days, the reality is we cannot meet our current food needs, let alone future food demand, with 1940s technology. Consumers today demand a wide variety of sophisticated food products with convenience, low cost, and guaranteed safety. In the next 20 years, several billion new middle class consumers in Asia will be demanding a similar diet. American agriculture is up to the task of meeting that demand, but only if we have the public trust and public policies needed to grow the agriculture industry. The trust and policies will only come if we begin to close the image and expectation gap between agriculture and those who depend on it. SHARE by Gary Truitt Closing The Gap Between Producers and Consumers By Gary Truitt – Mar 3, 2013 March is Agriculture Appreciation Month in Indiana. It is also the month in which we celebrate National Agriculture Day. As part of our conversation about agriculture, let us stress to consumers and public officials that our business has changed.  Just as the corner store has become the supermarket, the family farm has become a family business, and let us stress that is it NOT a bad thing. This new structure will allow agriculture to supply our world today with safe, abundant, low cost and good tasting food and will do so in a sustainable way so that the next generation of farmers can produce even more food for a growing number of consumers. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

RSF condemns continuing detention of four Sudanese journalists

first_img February 9, 2018 RSF condemns continuing detention of four Sudanese journalists News SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Imprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Sudanese authorities to stop arresting journalists and to release the four who have been held since their arrest by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) while covering protests against a big increase in the price of bread. Follow the news on Sudan Source : Sudanese Journalists Network April 6, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Imprisoned Organisation to go further April 10, 2020 Find out more RSF_en center_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News Help by sharing this information Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal March 29, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Two of the four journalists have been held for more than three weeks. They are Amal Habani of the news website Al-Taghyir, arrested on 16 January, and Kamal Karrar of the daily Al-Midan, arrested on 18 January. Neither has been formally charged and neither has been allowed access to a lawyer.According to the information obtained by RSF, Habani’s health continues to worsen in the women’s prison in Omdurman where she is being held arbitrarily. Karrar’s family meanwhile reports that they have been told he has been transferred to a prison in Darfur.Ahmed Jaddein of the daily Al-Jareeda has been held ever since his arrest while covering a protest march in Bahri, the northern district of the capital, Khartoum, a week ago. It is not known where he is being held. The fourth detainee, Haji Abdelrahman El Moz of the daily Akhbar El Yowm, was arrested without any form of explanation on 6 February.The latest issues of three more newspapers – Al-Midan, Al-Tayar and Al-Jareeda – were meanwhile confiscated yesterday. RSF sources said Al-Tayar, which is an independent publication, carried an interview with a Communist Party leader who has been in prison ever since his arrest during the protests in mid-January.“The NISS seems to be arresting just about any journalist it can catch,” RSF said. “We call for an end to this unacceptable practice and for the immediate release of the detained journalists. This wave of arrests and confiscations of newspapers since the start of the year is unprecedented. Censoring media outlets for covering stories that annoy the authorities is illusory as a way of silencing popular discontent. Journalists must be free to inform without fear of being targeted.”The Sudanese Journalists Network and the African Editors Forum have issued strong condemnations of the arrests and detentions directly targeting journalists.In all, 18 journalists, including the correspondents of Reuters and AFP, have been arrested since the start of a wave of protests in Sudan in January. Fourteen were released on the day of their arrest and four were released after being held for four days. At the same time, the issues of at least 15 newspapers have been seized – mainly independent or opposition newspapers.Sudan continues to be ranked near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index – 174th out of 180 countries. last_img read more

Xiber Deploys Ciena’s Adaptive IP Solution to Virtualize Network for Leading Retail Chain

first_imgTo help maintain full control of its network and have visibility in potential service disruptions, Xiber will leverage Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. Executive Quotes:“Working with Ciena to virtualize the networks of one of the largest retailers in our region reinforces our commitment in providing nimble and modern network solutions for our customers.” – Stephen Hon, Founder, President & Chief Technology Officer, Xiber“Xiber’s decision to offer virtual solutions represents a significant leap into the next generation of advanced networking. Our packet-based solution will make Xiber’s network more adaptive and capable of delivering customized applications and a multitude of virtual and IP services.” – Bruce Hembree, Vice President & General Manager, North America , Ciena About Xiber Xiber is an Indianapolis-based nationwide Internet Service Provider that specializes in hybrid network delivery utilizing fiber-optic and registered fixed wireless links and a suite of networking, support, and communications/media services. Xiber provides world-class business circuits with single-digit latency and ultra-high availability at competitive prices and the fastest delivery schedules in over 20 states. Xiber serves thousands of multi-family residents in over a dozen states by providing industry-leading customer support and in-unit and property-wide technology. MDU Developers and owners enjoy greater Net Operating Income, better Internet speeds, customized service, and the faster deployment that Xiber offers. Xiber is branching out to offer their Internet and related media services to single-family home neighborhoods that are underserved around their MDU and business locations. About Ciena Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com. Note to Ciena Investors You are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are based on our current expectations, forecasts, information and assumptions. These statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those stated or implied, because of risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in our most recent annual and quarterly reports filed with the SEC. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies and can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. Ciena assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005158/en/ CONTACT: Press Contact: Jamie Moody Ciena Corporation +1 (410) 694-5761 [email protected] Contact: Gregg Lampf Ciena Corporation + 1 (410) 694-5700 [email protected] KEYWORD: INDIANA MARYLAND UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER RETAIL SECURITY OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE RETAIL SOURCE: Ciena Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/10/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/10/2021 09:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005158/en Facebook Facebook Xiber Deploys Ciena’s Adaptive IP Solution to Virtualize Network for Leading Retail Chain Local NewsBusiness Ciena’s 3926 and 3928 Platforms, and 5144 Router, which are part of the Adaptive IP solution, will serve as the upgraded infrastructure foundation for the new SDN and NFV network. Enhanced security and firewall capabilities and virtual routers will provide a more seamless and secure connectivity experience for Xiber’s retail client and its customers. TAGS  Previous articleGlobal Logging and Log Management Market Report 2020: Market to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2027 – U.S. Market is Estimated at $233.7 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 14.1% CAGR – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleSera Labs Unveils ImmunD₃™ an Important New Offering to the Nutri-Strips™ Product Line; Launches New Digital E-commerce Website to Amplify Consumer Awareness Digital AIM Web Support WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Pinterest HANOVER, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 10, 2021– Xiber, an Indianapolis-based nationwide Internet Service Provider, selected Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to build an SDN and NFV network for a major retail chain that spans six states in the Midwestern region of the United States. Leveraging Ciena’s Adaptive IP™ solution, Xiber will provide enhanced IP and network security at various retail locations as well as faster and more reliable internet connectivity for store employees and shoppers. Key Facts:Virtualizing the network will enable Xiber to quickly and remotely adapt to new service and connectivity requirements for its retail customer. In addition, the customer will benefit from Xiber’s ability to deploy to new locations faster than other providers as well as super low latency and high availability across Xiber’s network back to the customer’s network and out to the Internet. WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more

Mortgage REITs Unlikely to Catch a Break in Q3

first_img Tagged with: Mortgage REITs Single-Family Rental Market in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Mortgage REITs Unlikely to Catch a Break in Q3 Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage REITs Unlikely to Catch a Break in Q3 Share Save Kerri Panchuk is an attorney and financial writer with more than a decade of experience covering real estate, default servicing, residential mortgage-backed securities, retail, macroeconomics, and commercial real estate. Panchuk graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and texas Tech University, Panchuk previously served DSNews.com as online managing editor/producer and webcast anchor. In April, she rejoined the Fiver Star Institute as executive director of member groups, overseeing the development and growth of the National Appraisal Congress and Title and Closing Coalition. Panchuk is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 10/16/2015 Next: VRM University Unveils Diversity & Inclusion Self-Assessment Tool The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mortgage REITs Single-Family Rental Market 2015-10-16 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 16, 2015 1,427 Views The Mortgage REIT sector—an investment class in which participants invest in secondary market mortgages—is unlikely to catch a break in the third quarter due to rate uncertainty, quick prepayments and spread widening, analysts with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) said Friday.Still, the single-family rental segment continues to look fairly solid.KBW called the third quarter difficult and estimates mREIT book values will fall 3.5 percent quarter-over-quarter, with more mREITs reporting earning misses than positive results. To make matters worse, KBW noted that “while nearly half the group cut dividends in 3Q we expect management commentary to suggest more cuts ahead.”Overall, the sector continues to brace for heavily discounted books, as rate uncertainty remains a challenge for mREIT investors.Despite all of the pessimism, KBW’s report on single-family rental REITs looked more favorable, with analysts predicting improved net operating income margins on increased occupancy.KBW rated two single-family REITs – American Homes 4 Rent and Starwood Waypoint Residential – as outperform, with price targets of $19.00 and $29.00, respectively, up from current prices of $16.62 and $24.88.Meanwhile, Altisource Residential Corp. and Silver Bay Realty Trust ranked as market perform by KBW.For American Homes 4 Rent, KBW placed the REIT’s occupancy at 93.5 percent in its forecast, while projecting an acquisition of 900 homes. Last month, the American Homes 4 Rent board approved a $300 million share repurchase program—a development that KBW views favorably.Starwood Waypoint Residential is forecasted to acquire 550 homes, with management expected to pay $80 to $120 million in the third quarter on single-family acquisitions. KBW projects the REIT will have a portfolio leased rate of 93.6% and an occupancy rate of 90.7 percent.KBW pointed to Starwood Waypoint’s merger with Colony American Homes as a boon for the firm, saying “while dilutive to book value,” the deal will resolve strategic issues that “SWAY has been facing including scale and its externally managed corporate structure.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Kerri Panchuk Subscribelast_img read more

This was truly an adventure worth doing

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… That I could not “come back tomorrow” would have made little or no difference to the young man. It’s true that when one door closes another opens. Sometimes it takes a good bit of pushing and shoving, but another door will open.The line to the trolleys snaked around a country mile and the drive up to Elkmont with a packed can of sardines singing “A hundred fireflies a-flashing” set the mood.Upon unloading, attendants gave the multitudes either red or blue cellophane to cover their flashlights. I didn’t have one. I took the cellophane anyway.Each of the 2,000 other people on the mountain that night had brought along a folding chair. I did not.They placed their chairs along either side of the trail that lead up the mountain facing into the woods, giving them a ringside seat for the light show.I found a place on a ledge above the mountain stream, unpacked my picnic and settled back until it was time for the show to begin.As the sun slipped behind the mountains, I let my mind slip back to the times when catching lighting bugs was a favorite summertime activity. At the time when day grudgingly gives way to night, we would run around catching lighting bugs and putting them in Mason jars with holes punched in the lids so they could breathe.Most of the time, I would take the jar inside and put it next to my bed and watch the lights flash on and off until I feel asleep.But sometimes I would try to smash the lightning bugs with a hammer while their lights were on. If you could, the light would stay on and you could string it to make a necklace or a ring but I only succeeded in killing scores of little lightning bugs. The thought of it made me sad.Another thought that stood clear was of many years later when I had children of my own. We had camped along the river in the Mohican Wilderness in Ohio and the lightning bugs were out in full force. My little daughter ran and jump in an effort to catch one but couldn’t. She came to me crying.” Mama, will I ever catch a lightning bug?”I assured her that she would. She did.As night fell like a heavy black curtain in the Smokies, the synchronous “fireflies” began to appear and their performance that night was spectacular – a beautifully choreographed woodland dance done only to the noise of wings. Two thousand people and complete quietness on the mountain. What we witnessed was too incredible to interrupt.When the trolleys arrived to take us back down the mountain, we walked in silence. Following the blue light of someone else, unknowingly, I stepped on one of nature’s wonders and its little light stayed on.A sign? Maybe.A wonder of nature? Yes.Will I drive 400 miles again to see lightning bugs? Of course, I will.It’s an adventure and it’s worth doin.’” Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 1, 2011 Of course I was.I had never seen synchronous “fireflies” and that was on my bucket list so, yes, I was going to drive to the Smokies and see this wonder of nature.Synchronous fireflies, also called lightning bugs, are uncommon in North America and just about everywhere else on Planet Earth. They were not well known here until 1994 when a Knoxville resident told a scientist that she had watched the firefly light show in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for 40 years. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Print Article This was truly an adventure worth doing The scientist had been studying the synchronous lightning bugs in Southeast Asia and was delighted to find them so close to home.The synchronous lightning bugs are the only species in the Americas that can synchronize their flashing light patterns. Why they do, no one knows. It may be competition among the males that all want to be the first to flash or, maybe, if the males flash all at once, they have a better chance of being noticed.But, no matter the why-fors, the synchronous lighting bugs put on a light show like no other, flashing together like a chorus of can-can girls and then leaving their audience in deep darkness for nine to 10 seconds before illuminating the woodlands again. The dazzling display of yellow ‘bug” lights will literally take your breath away.Not knowing what to expect, I planned to get to the park’s visitors’ center an hour before the trolleys were to leave for Elkmont. To my surprise, the park ranger was stopping the long line of cars, “Sorry, we’re full. Come back tomorrow.” You Might Like The presidential race has begun The month of June in Alabama has seen the culmination of one of the most productive legislative sessions in state… read more “If it ain’t an adventure, it ain’t worth doin.’”Well, it was an adventure and it was worth doin.’“You’re going to drive 400 miles to see. …lightning bugs?” family and friends jeered with their brows scrunched together and their mouths snarled. 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Ex-police officer, two supervisors charged in beating of homeless man, cover-up

first_imgrustythedog/iStock(BOSTON) — A former transit police officer and his two supervisors have been indicted in connection with the beating of a homeless man in Boston last year and an attempt to cover up the crime.“The conduct alleged in these indictments is unacceptable at every level,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement Wednesday. “Actions like these undermine the hard work of countless honest, professional police officers and seriously erode trust in law enforcement.”Dorston Bartlett, a now-retired officer for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police, is accused of striking a 32-year-old homeless man multiple times with a baton at Ashmont station in the early morning hours of July 27, 2018. After a lengthy investigation by police and prosecutors, a grand jury on Wednesday returned indictments charging Bartlett with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and violating a person’s civil rights, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.The indictments also charge Bartlett with misleading a police officer on suspicion of providing false statements to two Boston cops who responded to the scene later that morning. Bartlett faces another assault and battery charge for allegedly grabbing and pushing the homeless man during the booking process after his arrest, according to the district attorney’s office.The grand jury issued additional indictments charging Bartlett, 65, as well as Sgt. David Finnerty and Sgt. Kenny Orcel, with making a false report as a public officer or employee. Finnerty, 43, and Orcel, 55, were also indicted as accessories after the fact to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. These charges stem from the alleged collusion among all three to create a false incident report on Bartlett’s encounter with the homeless man in the hours following the alleged assault.Finnerty was the shift officer in charge and Orcel was the shift patrol supervisor at the time of the alleged incident. Both were placed on administrative leave while Bartlett retired last year during the course of the criminal investigation.Prosecutors allege that Bartlett arrested the homeless man after beating him and attempted to charge him with assault and battery on a police officer. Finnerty allegedly drafted a report that was submitted by Bartlett and ultimately approved by Orcel.Later that same morning, a member of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police command staff learned of Bartlett’s use of force and reviewed a preliminary draft of that report as well as surveillance video from public safety cameras at Ashmont station. He then ordered the victim be released from custody without charges, and the criminal investigation was subsequently launched, according to the district attorney’s office.“Words cannot express the extreme disappointment I have in the officers who violated the victim’s and the public’s trust in such an egregious manner,” Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Chief Kenneth Green said in a statement Wednesday. “However, I refuse to allow the corrupt actions of these individuals to tarnish the vast majority of the men and women of the Transit Police who day in and day out wear their badges and perform their duties with honor and integrity.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more