Semi Radradra makes huge hit and scores two tries against future club

first_imgSunday Jan 28, 2018 Semi Radradra makes huge hit and scores two tries against future club Fijian powerhouse Semi Radraga had an excellent game against Bordeaux Begles on Saturday, making this thumping tackle in the very first minute, then going on to score two well taken tries. He contributed to Toulon’s 36-12 victory. Former rugby league star Radraga is rumoured to be heading to Bordeaux next season.You can see the hit above, and a package of him in action, including both tries, below. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” 2017 House in Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectosSave this picture!© Alejandro Arango+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share House in Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectos Lead Architects: “COPY” Clients:Privado (Luz Helena Rodríguez)Interior Design:Luz Helena Rodríguez Diseño interiorBuilder:HeiconDesign Team:María Clara Osorio, Laura Kate Correa, Esteban Hincapié y Natasha ÁlvarezCity:RionegroCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro ArangoRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a rural plot of land that is part of a high mountain that descends into the Valley of San Nicolás, to the east of Medellin. The site was transformed and flattened previous to the start of the design. Therefore, the goal was to occupy the empty space left from the earth works with the house while it shaped a flat patio with the existing slopes and benefitted from the best distant views. The reddish colors of the exposed tropical earth and the green of the local vegetation were used as a basis for the design as well as the wall and exposed metal structure color choice.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoSave this picture!General planSave this picture!© Alejandro ArangoThe house is organized through a sequence of 4 parallel pitched rooves. Below the first and in a rectangular volume, the main house is distributed, with view to the distant rural scenery. Below the second, which works like an open pergola, the parking area and the main entrance to the house and patio are located. Below the third and fourth a second house for visitors with an interior terrace that opens out to the garden is positioned. In fact, the house was designed with a system of parallel rooves that could grow in time: starting with the main house, then the parking area and finally the guest house, although, during the construction it was decided to build the house entirely in only 1 stage.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Alejandro ArangoThe light metal structure that gives shape to the rooves stand on square perimeter columns separated from the exposed brick walls that close the house leaving covered strips for open sidewalks, gardens and vegetable patches around the whole house. In the interior all the materials are exposed in a simple way: green metal structure, wooden beams, wooden stripped ceiling, wooden floors, brick walls and reticular wooden windows.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoProject gallerySee allShow lessTesseract House / Phaedrus StudioSelected ProjectsKM House / Estudio Pablo GagliardoSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa Year: center_img Photographs:  Alejandro Arango Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Argos, Corona, Ladrillera Casa Medina, Trimble Navigation ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses•Rionegro, Colombia CopyAbout this officePlan:b arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRionegroColombiaPublished on August 23, 2019Cite: “House in Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectos” [Casa en Sajonia / Plan:b arquitectos] 23 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Plan:b arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3204 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Colombialast_img read more

Two US agencies handle $93 million in online donations in 2003

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. US online fundraising software companies Convio and Kintera report that they processed $40 million and $53 million respectively in online donations for their clients during 2003.For Convio this was a tenfold increase on the previous year and for Kintera it was a sixfold increase. Nor is the increase due simply to more non-profits starting to fundraise online. Wired quotes Convio CEO Gene Austin as saying that 70% of this increase came from the activities of existing clients.Successful clients include the Jewish National Fund which raised more than $1 million via the Web in 2003, compared to $663,000 online in 2002 and $325,000 in 2001. Its Web site has helped recruit 57,000 new donors in the past three years. Advertisementcenter_img Convio’s system has been used by US presidential candidate Howard Dean to raise $11 million online during six months. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics Two US agencies handle $93 million in online donations in 2003last_img read more

How to give to charity safely at Christmas – Charities Regulator in Ireland

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Regulator in Ireland Charity Commission christmas Ireland regulation  112 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charities Regulator in Ireland is advising the general public to check the Charities Register as the first step when it comes to donating safely to charities this Christmas.“Christmas is a very important time for charities when it comes to raising funds for their work,” Charities Regulator Chief Executive John Farrelly said.“We want to ensure that people can donate to registered Irish charities and have some peace of mind. Checking the Charities Register should be the first step,” he added.The Charity Register provides information on charities, including who the charity benefits and where it operates.The Charities Regulator in Ireland has advised members of the public to consider taking these steps before donating:Check the charity name, logo and registered charity number that appear on any collection leaflets;Ensure any fundraising materials have clear contact and registration details for the charity;Check that the person collecting the donation has official identification and has a permit to collect in that particular area;Ask if the collector knows what the charity does and can give examples of its work;Do not provide your personal, credit card or online account details unless you know it is a trusted source;If you think that there is something wrong, contact the charity directly and alert them to your concerns.The Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Northern Ireland Charity Commission, and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator all periodically offer advice on safer charitable giving, usually at religious festivals such as Ramadan and Christmas, and in response to major emergency appeals or events like the Olympic Games.  111 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 December 2017 | News How to give to charity safely at Christmas – Charities Regulator in Irelandlast_img read more

Burma: Journalist accused of defaming Islamophobic Buddhist monk

first_img May 26, 2021 Find out more September 4, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Burma: Journalist accused of defaming Islamophobic Buddhist monk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the dismissal of the case against Swe Win, a leading Burmese journalist who is due to appear in court today in Rangoon on a charge of defaming Ashin Wirathu, a fundamentalist Buddhist monk known for his anti-Muslim tirades. Follow the news on Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific PredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet The editor of the Myanmar Now news website, Swe Win is being prosecuted under article 66(d) of Burma’s controversial Telecommunications Act as a result of a complaint brought against him by a Wirathu follower in March over a Facebook post.Today’s court appearance follows his arrest in connection with the complaint on 30 July at Rangoon international airport, as he was about to fly to Bangkok for work reasons. He was released on bail.The complaint accuses Swe Win of defaming Wirathu, the leader of the nationalist Buddhist group Ma Ba Tha (Association for the Protection of Race and Religion), by claiming that he violated the monastic code in his use of hate speech against Burma’s Muslim minority, the Rohingyas, regarded by the UN as the world’s most persecuted community.“It is incomprehensible that a journalist can be prosecuted for defamation when all he did was report facts that are established, documented and well-known far beyond Burma’s borders”, RSF said.Wirathu is notorious internationally for his diatribes stirring up racial and religious hatred. Last March, the Buddhist religious authorities banned him from preaching for a year because of his Islamophobic hate speech targeting the Rohingyas.RSF is concerned about the fact that today’s hearing is taking place at a particular sensitive moment, after clashes between the Burmese armed forces and Rohingya fighters left a toll of more than 400 dead and around 90,000 displaced in the space of a week.“The Swe Win case is a good example of the flaws in article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Act and the urgent need to repeal provisions that are supposed to prevent defamation but have proved to be powerful censorship tools”, RSF added.“We urge the Burmese authorities to quickly dismiss these proceedings against Myanmar Now’s editor, and we welcome the fact that the armed forces have just withdrawn their complaints against six other journalists.”The military announced the withdrawal of complaints against six journalists on 1 September. Explaining the decision, a communiqué said the military “recognises that media workers and [the military] share the same cause and work for the interest of the country and its people” and should be able to “continue cooperating.”The six journalists include Aye Naing and Pyae Phone Naing of Democratic Voice of Burma and Lawi Weng, also known as Thein Zaw, of The Irrawaddy, who were held for more than two months for meeting a rebel group in the course of their reporting.They also include Kyaw Min Swe and Kyaw Zwa Naing (better known as British Ko Ko Maung) of The Voice Daily, who were prosecuted over a satirical article, and Eleven Media editor Wai Phyo, who was prosecuted in connection with corruption allegations.Despite recent amendments, the Telecommunications Act and, in particular, article 66(d) of the act continue to be effective tools for censoring critics of government institutions. There have been at least 67 prosecutions linked to this article since its adoption in 2013, 14 of them targeting journalists, including two Mizzima and Democratic Voice of Burma reporters.Burma is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. May 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Newscenter_img Journalist Swe Win goes to court in Mandalay, on July 31 2017 (photo: Stringer/AFP). Receive email alerts MyanmarAsia – Pacific PredatorsFreedom of expressionInternet News News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Help by sharing this information News Organisation Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmarlast_img read more

New law allows government to regulate online content

first_img JordanMiddle East – North Africa August 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New law allows government to regulate online content Organisation News Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News Reporters Without Borders is worried by a provisional cyber crimes law that the government decreed on 3 August and calls for its repeal. By establishing a legal framework for news and information websites and specifying sanctions for violators, it has created a legislative arsenal that can be used to regulate the Internet and punish those whose posts upset the authorities.The penalties, which range from fines to forced labour, depend on the content posted. The authorities have invoked the need to defend the public interest and regulate the online “chaos” but website owners and online journalists regard the law as a threat to the freedom of the media and communications.“The lack of detail in certain of the new law’s provisions, the vague concepts used to define offences and the disproportionate penalties open the door to restrictive and arbitrary interpretation that will restrict freedom of expression and information,” Reporters Without Borders said.Article 3 of the law stipulates that the authorities must be notified of what is posted online line but it does not say how or where they should be notified. Failure to comply with this article is punishable by a fine.The law also establishes a range of sanctions for online content that is deemed to defame or to violate public decency or national security. The penalties for violating public decency are likely to restrict freedom of information by being applied to innocuous content. Articles 9, 10 and 11 are supposed to target content that is immoral or pornographic or content that promotes prostitution or terrorism. The sanctions range from fines of 300 to 5,000 dinars (316 to 5,265 euros) to jail sentences of 3 months to 1 year, with the possibility of forced labour.Other articles are just as disturbing. Article 8 stipulates that the posting of any defamatory or insulting comment is publishable by fines ranging from 100 to 2,000 dinars (105 to 2,100 euros). Journalists fear that this will result in more defamation prosecutions and will complicate the work of reporting.Article 12 says that the posting of hitherto unpublished information affecting Jordan’s national security, foreign relations, public order or economy is punishable by a fine of 500 to 5,000 dinars (527 to 5,265 euros) and a minimum of four months in prison. This ban on posting confidential information will necessarily limit freedom of information. This government attempt to limit coverage of sensitive issues poses a major threat to investigative journalism.Article 13 gives the attorney-general unlimited power to issue the police with a warrant to search the home of anyone suspected of violating this law. It also authorises police officers to carry out a search on their own initiative by referring to the attorney-general. These provisions violate article 10 of the 1952 constitution, which guarantees the inviolability of the home.All these provisions reflect a government desire to control all online information. Access to more than 100 news and information websites has meanwhile just been blocked for civil servants using government computers. Follow the news on Jordan April 14, 2020 Find out more Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdowncenter_img to go further JordanMiddle East – North Africa August 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 15, 2020 Find out more News News RSF_en last_img read more

Arrests of Medecins Sans Frontieres staffers called “disgraceful and ridiculous”

first_imgNews May 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arrests of Medecins Sans Frontieres staffers called “disgraceful and ridiculous” to go further Organisation SudanAfrica News News Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Sudan April 6, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img SudanAfrica Receive email alerts RSF_en March 29, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Help by sharing this information Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal The methods being used by the Sudanese authorities to try to intimidate the staff of the humanitarian aid agency, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), over a report about rape in the western Darfur region are “disgraceful and ridiculous,” Reporters Without Borders said today.The director of MSF’s operations in Sudan, Paul Foreman, was charged yesterday with publishing false information, while MSF’s regional coordinator for Darfur, Vincent Hoedt, was arrested today for what was probably the same reason.”If anyone should be brought before a court, it should be those responsible for the sexual violence and not the doctors who are trying to help the victims and make their suffering known,” the press freedom organization said.”We salute the courage of MSF’s employees who, in very difficult circumstances, have been reporting truths which the authorities cannot stand,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This Sudanese government offensive against embarrassing witnesses has assumed alarming proportions and the international community must be firm in its response, insisting that all charges be dropped unconditionally and demanding guarantees that aid workers can henceforth work freely in Sudan.”Foreman was summoned to the justice ministry yesterday and charged with spying, publishing false reports and undermining the Sudanese state because of a report entitled “The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur” published on 7 March by MSF-Holland, which coordinates all MSF activity in Sudan. Compiled by MSF doctors, it detailed some 500 cases of rape in the course of four and a half months in Darfur, where armed insurgents have been fighting government forces backed by militias since 2003.After a warrant was issued for Foreman’s arrest and a lengthy interrogation by police, he was released on bail late yesterday pending trial. Attorney-general Mohamed Farid told the news agency Reuters that the report was false and that the authorities had asked MSF several times to produce evidence in support of its claims.When MSF refused to name its sources or share their medical files, Farid said he decided to bring Foreman before a criminal court on a charge of publishing false reports that undermined public order. This kind of false report damaged Sudan’s image, he said.Foreman said he was ready to confront the Sudanese authorities in court but under no circumstances would he disclose his sources. Hoedt was transferred to Khartoum following his arrest today in Nyala, in the southern part of Darfur. The charges against him are not yet known.A Norwegian church NGO reported on 6 January that five of its members were arrested and charged in Darfur after filming bodies taken from mass graves and interviewing rape victims about their ordeals. April 10, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Rachel opens up on life with Alzheimers

first_imgFacebook Previous articleMizdrea launch new single ‘Beauty’Next articleWatch: A different side to ‘Charity Week’ at University of Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin Email Rachel McMahon speaking at The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s AlzTalks event.Photo:Donal HackettA YOUNG Limerick woman and carer is one of the faces of a new series of talks which aims to open the conversation on Alzheimers and Dementia.The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) has launched a campaign that features real-life stories of people with dementia and their carers that were recorded at the AlzTalks event in Sligo.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They included a poignant personal testimony from Limerick City woman Rachel McMahon who spoke about the loneliness, uncertainty and the profound shock her family experienced when her dad, Tony, was diagnosed with dementia.There are more than 2,000 people living with dementia in Limerick and Rachel is a member of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), which is supported by the ASI.She was in her first year studying Journalism in Dublin in 2005 when her father was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 58.Rachel helped with the care of her father for several years as she worked as a broadcaster and later, as a social media strategist. Tony passed away at the age of 66 in 2012 in a nursing home facility.“Lonely is the only word to truthfully describe what it was like to be 19 and find out your parent had an illness you couldn’t talk about. I didn’t know how I was allowed to feel so I retreated. No one hugged me. No one knew what to say. I didn’t know what to say. College was over after that, my heart had left the night I learned Dad had Alzheimer’s.“As hard as life became on this path that took us deep into an undiscovered country, those of us who loved my father realised we had a finite amount of time with him. We made everything of it. When I recall the hardest parts of our journey, I balance them with the memories we made or that I was a part of. For example, I remember our trip to Wales for the Heineken Cup final to see Munster beat Biarritz and lift the trophy.“My mother once said Alzheimer’s changed everything. It changed the trajectory of my life. It challenged my fear because I had no choice but to learn what it was and learn its language, so I could understand what was happening to Dad and more recently my grandmother who was diagnosed last year.“13 years on, I don’t think so much about what I was lost. I think of what I was given. A voice. A voice that is finally heard.”In 2017 Rachel joined the DCCN to lend her voice to a dedicated advocacy group of carers. She took up the mantle of caring again this year when her grandmother was diagnosed with mixed dementia.Other speakers on the night included IDWG member, Kevin Quaid from Limerick. WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Print NewsRachel opens up on life with AlzheimersBy Bernie English – February 27, 2019 2216 Advertisementlast_img read more

Hotel stocks went bonkers in February

first_img(Getty)Hotel investors can rest a little easier at night.Robust gains in February put share prices of publicly traded hotel companies back up to pre-Covid levels, a year after the pandemic sent valuations into a nosedive.Share price indexes of firms that operate hotels, and own their physical assets as REITs, grew more than 20 percent last month, despite much of the hospitality industry still suffering.The gains were roughly five times that of the broader market. The Nasdaq Composite rose about 4 percent during that time while the S&P 500 gained 5 percent.“Investors are looking past damage” and “toward recovery” said Chris Darling, a hotel analyst at Green Street.Read moreFour in five NYC hotels backing CMBS loans show signs of distressHedge funds eye battered lodging and retail propertiesBainbridge launches $500M fund to buy distressed hotels Share via Shortlink Email Address* Commercial Real EstateHotels The share price of Sunstone Hotel Investors, operator of 17 hotels with over 19,000 rooms in mostly coastal areas, grew 20 percent last month. It was the stock’s best month of the pandemic except for November, when initial results of Covid-19 vaccine trials were announced.The pandemic forced hotel REITs to conserve cash at a time when, according to Darling, operating income has fallen more than 100 percent.Sunstone recently sold a 502-room property outside Los Angeles International Airport for $92.5 million, one of the largest pandemic-era deals of its kind, and handed ownership of the Times Square Hilton hotel in New York City back to its lender.Hotel properties typically serve industry conventions, business trips and leisure travel. Experts expect the last of those three to recover most quickly.“Conferences and conventions will probably take longest to recover,” said Michael Jerbich, president of B. Riley Real Estate, noting that the International Housewares Association canceled its August convention at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.Apple Hospitality, with hotels in urban and suburban markets, grew 14 percent in February. Its share price closed Monday at $14.15, less than a dollar below its level of last February. Apple’s diversity has helped it hold up better than its peers, according to Darling.DiamondRock Hospitality Company ended February with its share price more than 23 percent higher than where it began the month.Investor enthusiasm, however, does not mean the industry is out of the woods.Delinquency among commercial mortgage-backed securities loans – mortgages held by many individual investors rather than by banks – remains nearly twice as high for hotel properties as for retail, said Jerbich, who expects leverage to increase as the recovery progresses.“Lenders will likely consider more forward-looking underwriting,” basing loan amounts on future financial conditions, “which we saw following the Great Recession,” said Jerbich.For now, hotels are crawling toward normalcy.National hotel occupancy sat below 50 percent for the week ending Feb. 20, a drop of nearly 24 percent since the pandemic began, according to hotel data firm STR, while revenue per room was down 40 percent compared to 2020.In the nation’s top markets, Miami had the highest occupancy rate, almost 76 percent, while Minneapolis and Oahu Island had the lowest, about 32 percent each, suggesting temperate locations within driving distance had the best chance for an early post-Covid recovery.Contact Orion Jones Message* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tagslast_img read more

Adjunct – Engineering

first_imgRequisition ID: req2597Job Title: Adjunct – EngineeringDepartment: Biological & Physical SciencesLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: ContractCompensation: $51.37Schedule: Hours vary depending on course assignment; day,evening or weekend hours.Job Description:Teaches courses in Engineering.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge, Skills andAbilities: Knowledge of theory, content, and processes of earthscience are absolutely essential. Basic knowledge of internetresearch techniques and methods required. Proficient in MicrosoftOffice. Skill In: 1) providing quality instruction (developmental,multicultural, applied learning) and support to a diverse studentbody; 2) instructional planning and presentation, incorporatingcritical thinking and general education outcomes in thediscipline’s course content; and 3) effective and timelycommunication with peers, in particular the course and departmentalleadership teams. Ability to: 1) demonstrate teaching strategiesthat focus on student-centered learning; 2) direct and assiststudents during active laboratory experiences; 3) explore andincorporate learning technologies and use of multi-media technologyto enhance student learning; 4) perform student learning outcomesassessments; 5) demonstrate a commitment to improving studentlearning through innovative strategies that aid student success andretention and reflect industry trends; 6) adapt to multi-campusorganizational work environments as well as changes in thediscipline and 7) follow administrative directives concerning gradereporting, use of learning platforms, meeting classroomexpectations and obligations consistent with being faculty atColumbus State Community College.Minimum Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree or higher from an accreditedacademic institution in Engineering or Engineering Physics. Adeptat giving technical presentations or teaching in laboratory coursesor other technical learning environments. Basic programming andcomputer aided design skills. State Motor Vehicle Operator’sLicense or demonstrable ability to gain access to worksite(s).Preferred Qualifications:last_img read more