first_img KCS-content Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp Monday 18 October 2010 8:09 pm Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrapcenter_img Tags: NULL Share IAN RANKIN | CANOPIUS“I do think the cuts need to be introduced more slowly, as Labour have suggested. I’m worried that the Conservatives will undo the work done on the NHS and schools by cutting too soon.”JITENDRA BAKSHI | XL INSURANCE“I believe the Conservatives are correct in their approach. It’s the same as in people’s own finances – you need to pay off debts as soon as possible. I’m from India, where they are also cutting the deficit.” CITY VIEWS: DOES ALAN JOHNSON HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA ABOUT HOW TO CUT SPENDING? whatsapplast_img read more

Mecom turns down merger suggestion

first_imgWednesday 12 January 2011 8:51 pm Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap Share whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Mecom turns down merger suggestion MECOM, the European regional newspaper group, has turned down a takeover approach from Trinity Mirror, publisher of the Mirror titles.The approach, which came in a telephone call from Trinity chairman Sir Ian Gibson a few weeks ago, according to Sky News, was rejected by his opposite number at Mecom. No announcements were made to the London Stock Exchange, with both companies believing there was nothing of substance to report.A merger between the two companies might have brought together by Mecom chief executive David Montgomery who used to head Trinity Mirror.However, Montgomery has been fighting a rearguard action at Mecom, with a group of shareholders who own around 40 per cent of the group’s shares wanting him to quit. Mecom has been conducting a search for a new chief executive to replace Montgomery after shareholders pressed for his departure. The search process has recently faltered, leading some to suggest that Montgomery wants to stay.One candidate, who has had conversations with the group’s recruitment consultants, told CityA.M: “This has been the weirdest process. I would describe it as shambolic. I just did not get a good vibe about it.” Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Long live the King…

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A profound example of God’s great loveInspirationBy Charles TowneOne thing I have noticed in my somewhat eventful life is that animals are very perceptive people. I mean they live, and survive on a very primitive level, and yet, just perhaps, and forgive my sacrilege, they are often more Christ-like than people.What in the world do I mean by making such a statement? Well, take the issue of trust.Here we are, supposedly a higher life form, and yet we go about our lives wearing a diadem of fear as though it were our sole purpose in life. Yeah, we are afraid. We are afraid of people, animals, the dark, even God, which is more the pity. Animals have reason to fear us, after all we eat them, and if we don’t eat them we kill them for sport.In my eighty plus years of hobnobbing with animals as a naturalist and zoo director, I have perceived enough four-leggeds, and two-leggeds to have witnessed some rare examples of profound, even miraculous trust.There was that time I reared a fledgling red-tail hawk to maturity and eventually released him back into the wild. A couple years later I was hiking in the woods some twenty miles from my home when I heard the shrill shriek of a red-tail hawk.Looking up I was pleased to see the beautiful bird watching me from his vantage point on a dead snag not far away. We stared at each other, and then, on a wish or a whim, I am not sure which, I called to him. “King, is that really you?” He fluffed himself up, stared at me, cried again, and flew closer still. Then, hopping from branch to branch, he approached until only ten or twelve feet separated us. We visited, that red-tail hawk, and the red-headed boy-man and exchanged banalities, until having caught up on recent events, with a final “chirp, chirrup, and another shriek, he flew away. (He told me that he had a date with a sweet little field mouse on the other side of the woods.) I know that was King because such an event is so far from typical between hawks and men.That was a special moment in space and time, and a beautiful gift from our wonderful, generous and loving God. Only by God’s grace can we imagine such a demonstration of trust. King displayed no fear that day. What a profound example of God’s love.Live simply,Love generously,Trust God, and make a difference, today.Charles Towne is a longtime Apopka resident, member of Insp!re Church and a published author. Red-tailed Hawk. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleApopka’s Joel Berry II heading to NCAA Championship game for second straight seasonNext articleA Hazard to Myself Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

How To Deliver An Effective Business Online Presentation

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here TAGSBusinessEffective PresentationsOnlineRemote worktips Previous articleFlorida order requiring schools to reopen classrooms or be denied funding struck downNext articleEverything coming to Netflix September 2020 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Slidemodel.com2020 has transformed businesses like never before. Today, companies are going remote with their business processes. The global workforce is working from home and connecting through online meetings and with that, comes online presentations. Since people are not present in the office to be informed, inspired or engaged, the need of the hour for online meetings is to be concise, efficient and to the point. Delivering an effective presentation is crucial for clear communication between teams, understanding requirements and accomplishing goals.According to Strivers Edge SEO Company, an effective business presentation is a valuable asset for any company. It helps the business stand out from the crowd when we talk about sales pitches, marketing outreach etc. When it comes to showcasing ideas, selling products/services or motivating people, business presentations play an imperative role. While delivering an online business presentation, you should make sure it conveys the idea and conveys it well. Now that you’re presenting online, the slides should be able to captivate your audience’s attention.With the right set of tools and tips, you can present an effective professional presentation. Let’s move ahead and understand how to deliver an effective online business presentation.Know your audienceOne of the first steps in creating and delivering an effective online presentation is to determine your audience. Your presentation will only be received positively by people if the subject matter resonates with their interest. A business presentation for internal team members is different from a professional sales pitch. The presentation structure and need for engagement vary significantly for different business presentation cases. Delivering an effective presentation requires you to have expertise in the domain. The expertise can only be developed through continuous reading, learning, attending similar presentations and talks.Pick the right toolToday, the internet is thriving with online presentation tools. Google Slides, Keynote, LinkedIn SlideShare are some of the most popular tools which let you present online to a wide range of audience. These tools allow real-time collaboration between team members or presentation participants while boosting business communication manifolds. Most of the tools are SaaS (Software as a Service), so you’re no longer required to download these. You can create and present on the move.Keep the slides simplePresentation slides cluttered with tons of text can be confusing or hard to understand for your audience. While delivering your presentation, you should ensure your presentation does not contain more than three or four bullet points per slide. The key is to be as clear and efficient as possible. You can also put popular quotes in the slides to connect better with your audience. Always remember that typography plays an imperative role in your online presentation.Use templatesReady-to-use templates add flexibility in your presentation making the process easier to create and deliver presentations in no time at all. You can leverage professional PowerPoint templates for your business meetings. These templates offer design consistency, branding, ease of formatting and out of the box customization to presenters. The templates can help you create and deliver presentations with a superior design.Open strongThe audience of today has low attention spans and more distractions. This is more relevant in online meetings where people are not physically present. Starting your online presentation with a bang can do the trick for you. You should open your presentation on strong terms and get hold of your viewers’ attention through statistics, one-liner quotes, visuals etc. Starting your presentation with a visual story can also help you garner attention. The goal is to convey to the viewers that the presentation is worth their time. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Moliere 209 Building / SCAP

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Text description provided by the architects. Placed in a constant traffic corner, in front of a shopping center access square and Sordo Madaleno’s San Ignacio Church. The project plays the condition of being a building that takes control of the urban life and the best views in this sector of Mexico City, at the same time, is a private building and in a neighborhood scale that conserves the Polanco Colony character. The project is constituted by 6 luxury departments, of diverse dimensions to offer each one of them different qualities.Save this picture!Formally, we look for a proposal that made few concessions to the fashion tendencies, a non-time project compromised with the time passing, a calm volumetry and modern tectonics. The spirit is a fine silversmith box, where the materials are fundamental: exposed concrete, along with metal skins and wood conform a moderate assembly. The concrete is a discreet but very expressively element in all building work. It is the one that gives form and structure to the expressive concept. Save this picture!In the back part of the plot are 4 departments, one in per level formed in two volumes; the first one contains the public and service area, while the second the private areas. At the front of the building, 2 departments are interlace in 4 levels communicated by internal stairs. In the lower level has a exposed concrete living room, open to a English yard who allows to enjoy the outdoors safely and with privacy. The views toward the street are focus on catching the urban life generated in the shopping center access square. Save this picture!Finally, the top of the building is constituted by plentiful terrace of more than 100 sqm completely open to Polanco skyline, enjoying one of the zone’s best panoramic. The building was laboriously worked in all details in the design studio, the carrying out of all executive planes, to the development of all building work details, an interdisciplinary teamwork that included bio-climatic and illumination architects, engineers and building contractor; the result is a whole set that offers subtle signs, with sophisticated design elements. Despite these subtleties, the space qualities are convincing and appreciable to any user, in a building that is at the same level of the framework that inspired it and which greatest achievement is the satisfaction of a well planning and executed work.Project gallerySee allShow lessORDOS 100 #8: R&Sie(n)ArticlesIlhavo City Library / ARX PortugalSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!+ 20 Share CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico Area:  1250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: SCAP Area Area of this architecture project Moliere 209 Building / SCAPSave this projectSaveMoliere 209 Building / SCAPcenter_img Mexico Moliere 209 Building / SCAP ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2007 ArchDaily Apartments Year:  CopyAbout this officeSCAPOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityWoodHousingMexicoPublished on January 08, 2009Cite: “Moliere 209 Building / SCAP” 08 Jan 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Moliere 209 Building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

House in Liberec / Stastny Pavel Architekt

first_imgArchDaily Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Vitra, Aroun houseClient:Společnost Vlasty Buriana o.p.sCity:LiberecCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The main aim is to build new multifunctional centre of Vlasta Burian. The building will serve as a social and cultural centre of the former Liberec native Vlasta Burian, presentation of his life and lifestyle through lectures, leisure activities, courses, creative workshops etc. The building should increase attractiveness of adjacent old town.Save this picture!ElevationPlot is located in a historical part of the town, near the city centre. This object completes the free vacant lot, trying to complete a city district that is damaged by time interventions and inaction of real estate owners and developers.House respects the scale, volume, street line, architectural typology, morphology, rhythm of surrounding buildings. Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektArchitecture of the building is based on the height and mass of the neighbouring apartment building. New building is keeping cornice line. Hipped roof is a result of analyse for the optimal roof volume from the insolation of the neighbouring house point view. Floor plan copies the limits of the plot.Save this picture!SchemeColour and material uniformity of the external skin including roof and facade is reached by the slate tiles. The main architectural principle of the exterior material should be naturalness, truthfulness. Rhythm of the windows is symmetrical, and respects the surrounding apartment buildings articulation.The proposed building has four floors, no basement.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektThe main entrance to the building is from southwest side from Široká Street. The main entrance for employers and parking is from courtyard. On the ground floor level is located entrance hall, staff room and toilets. The visitors of the centre continue to the upper floors when they can find the common rooms for leisure time activities, exhibitions, projection, etc.Save this picture!SectionThe construction structure is selected as a combination of reinforced concrete and the columned wall system. Ceiling structures at is made of the reinforced concrete beams around the perimeter of building and reinforced concrete floor slabs. The staircase is designed as a monolithic reinforced concrete anchored to the stair and elevator walls. The supporting structure of the roof is made by sloping reinforced concrete slabs, which are anchored to the perimeter beams and are supported by monolithic walls of stairs and of the elevator shaft. Horizontal rigidity is ensured by communication core with solid concrete walls. The building is founded on piles.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel ArchitektWe hope that this building could become future precedent for possible new development in district of down town.Project gallerySee allShow lessThese Stunning Photos Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Alvaro Siza’s Pool On The …ArticlesQuique Dacosta’s Restaurant / GG ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Czech Republic House in Liberec / Stastny Pavel Architekt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Stastny Pavel Architekt+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStastny Pavel ArchitektOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLiberecCzech RepublicPublished on October 08, 2016Cite: “House in Liberec / Stastny Pavel Architekt” 08 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House in Liberec / Stastny Pavel ArchitektSave this projectSaveHouse in Liberec / Stastny Pavel Architekt Architects: Stastny Pavel Architekt Area Area of this architecture project 2015 Houses CopyHouses•Liberec, Czech Republic Projects “COPY” Year: last_img read more

New survey on UK prospect research

first_imgProspect research specialists Prospecting for Gold (PFG) have launched their first annual survey on prospect research in the UK charity sector.Andrew Thomas, Chair of PFG, explains that “there has never been a thorough survey which asked the tough questions about where research sits within a charity’s fundraising department and what role it is playing. Is it becoming more important or less important, and is research being taken seriously enough?”The survey aims to answer these questions and “generate some strong opinions.” The survey results will be published in a series of articles and responders will receive their own summary report. Everyone who completes the questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two free database screenings. Advertisement Prospecting for Gold hope the survey will become a regular event and provide an important benchmark guide for the development of research in fundraising.The survey can be completed online. New survey on UK prospect research Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Prospect research Research / statistics Howard Lake | 16 October 2003 | Newscenter_img  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Government goes into reverse, blocking access to foreign websites again

first_img News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s censorship of the websites of certain foreign news media such as Voice of America and the BBC and certain Chinese media based outside mainland China, which have been rendered inaccessible inside China since the start of December.“Freedom of information is widely violated in China,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Right now, the authorities are gradually rolling back all the progress made in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic games, when even foreign websites in Mandarin were made accessible. The pretence of liberalisation is now over. The blocking of access to the websites of foreign news media speaks volumes about the government’s intolerance. We urge the authorities to unblock them again.”According to the online magazine China Digital Times, the Asiaweek ( and Mingpao ( websites have been inaccessible since 2 December. The Hong Kong ( and Taiwanese ( versions of the video-sharing website YouTube are also inaccessible.Access to the BBC’s website is also restricted. According to the BBC’s technical service, web traffic has also suddenly fallen off. Lorna Ball of the BBC’s Chinese-language service told Reporters Without Borders: “We are disappointed that Chinese-speakers are no longer able to have access to neutral and independent news through our site’s Chinese-language version. China’s inhabitants were able to access the site during the Beijing Olympic Games. Now it seems there are some difficulties (…) We are going to do everything possible to work with the Chinese authorities to restore access to our site for Chinese readers.”The Mandarin version of the Radio France Internationale website ( has been blocked since 17 October, the day that special regulations put in place by the Chinese authorities for the Olympic Games ceased to be effective.The Chinese authorities have indicated that “some websites” are being blocked because of content that “violates Chinese laws.” Foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told Agence France-Presse today: “I hope the websites will practice self-restriction in terms of what they publish and that they do nothing that breaks the country’s laws.”Since 5 November, China’s Internet cafés have been required to replace all unlicensed operating systems on their computers with China’s Red Flag Linux operating system. According to Xiao Qiang of the China Internet Project at the University of Berkeley, California, this will allow the authorities to increase their surveillance of users.Internet café clients in Beijing must now also submit to having their photo taken before they use a computer. The Internet cafés in the capital 14 most important districts have been ordered to install cameras to record the identity of users, who have to be at least 18 years old.Reporters Without Borders added: “Despite the Internet ‘Great Wall’ built by the authorities, the recent big scandals such as Sanlu’s tainted baby formula and the mismanagement of humanitarian aid after the Sichuan earthquake were all revealed by Chinese Internet users and were widely discussed on the Chinese Internet. The Communist Party is hard put to control China’s 210 million Internet users and the latest online restrictions just highlight these difficulties.”The Reporters Without Borders website has been inaccessible inside China since 17 September. ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese government’s censorship of the websites of certain foreign news media such as Voice of America and the BBC and certain Chinese media based outside mainland China, which have been rendered inaccessible inside China since the start of December. Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information News to go further December 16, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government goes into reverse, blocking access to foreign websites again Receive email alertslast_img read more

It’s Navy’s badger statue, but Wisconsin has grown attached

first_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 30, 2021 It’s Navy’s badger statue, but Wisconsin has grown attached Local NewsUS News Pinterest Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Previous articleCOVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis | Die Casting Equipment Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of over USD 0.78 billionNext articleAs California virus cases fall, more people than ever dying Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin badger statue that has served as a literal touchstone for so many Capitol building visitors that they’ve rubbed the finish off his nose could be headed to another den soon. Navy officials want the statue they loaned to the state more than 30 years ago back. But state historians aren’t letting it go without a fight. The badger is synonymous with Wisconsin. It was selected as the state’s official animal because lead miners in the state’s early days were said to burrow into the ground like badgers. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s athletic teams are known as the Badgers, the school’s mascot is a sassy badger named Bucky and an image of a badger adorns the state flag (although he looks more like a short-tailed beaver than a badger to the untrained eye). Replicas of badgers can be found throughout the state Capitol. But the Badger and Shield statue holds a special place of honor outside the governor’s office. The statue was crafted around 1899 from melted-down cannons taken from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, according to online travel guide Atlas Obscura. It was affixed to the USS Wisconsin battleship before World War I. It spent more than 60 years in a U.S. Naval Academy garden before the academy museum loaned it to Wisconsin in 1988 for a state historical society exhibition that coincided with the recommissioning of the second USS Wisconsin, which was built in Philadelphia. After the exhibition ended, the statue was put outside the governor’s Capitol office in 1989. It has stood there ever since. The building has been closed to the public for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the statue has been a highlight of tours in recent years, with throngs of adults and children rubbing its nose for good luck. So many people have touched the nose that its bright brassy gleam stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the statue. State Department of Administration officials said the naval academy’s museum contacted them last March about returning the statue so that it could be displayed at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, where the second USS Wisconsin is now an exhibit. The Nauticus Museum is run by a nonprofit, not the Navy. Messages left at the museum weren’t returned. The naval academy museum extended the loan through mid-September due to COVID-19-related closures. Christian Overland, the head of the Wisconsin Historical Society, wrote a letter to Claude Berube, the naval academy museum’s director, in October asking for a two-year extension on the loan. Overland said the pandemic has driven up shipping costs and that the society uses the statue to help tell Wisconsin children about the state’s ship-making history and its role in Great Lakes commerce. “The children on the tours become very engaged and excited to learn more about the history of the ship industry in our state and in their communities,” Overland wrote. “It would be wonderful to continue telling and sharing stories of the U.S.S. Wisconsin and waterway history of our great state as we keep moving forward.” State Department of Administration spokeswoman Molly Vidal said that as of Monday, the state hadn’t heard back from the museum about extending the loan. Berube said in a phone interview Thursday that he never received the letter, but that the museum has to take back the statue. He noted that the original loan was for five years and has been repeatedly extended to more than 30 years. Berube said permanent loans no longer exist in the museum industry, and though he understands how Wisconsin feels, it’s now another organization’s turn to benefit from displaying the badger. He also noted that the academy museum had to return former President Jimmy Carter’s plebe uniform to his museum in 2019. “Loans are done in good faith,” he said. “I think it’s great that children have been able to see this badger while it was on loan. Now we’re trying to accommodate another facility that has also requested it. There will be a lot of children in the Norfolk area who will be able to enjoy it as well.” ——— Follow Todd Richmond on Twitter: Facebook TAGS  last_img read more

Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Foreclosure Rights

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Foreclosure Rights A recent opinion in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified a sticking point regarding a mortgagee’s right to foreclose, in spite of some unclear wording in the original mortgage paperwork.The case was brought against James B. Nutter Company by three reverse mortgage borrowers, all of whom had secured home equity conversion mortgages (reverse mortgages) in 2007 and 2008. Two of the borrowers had passed away and one had been forced to move out after becoming too ill to remain in the home. When the Nutter Company moved to foreclose on the properties, the mortgage holders or their estates attempted to prove that Nutter did not have the right to do so.J.B. Nutter’s original reverse mortgage paperwork stated that the company could “invoke the power of sale and other remedies permitted by applicable law … At this sale, Lender or another person may acquire the Property. This is known as ‘foreclosure and sale.’ In any lawsuit for foreclosure and sale, Lender will have the right to collect all costs allowed by law.” However, since the paperwork didn’t specifically address the lender’s “statutory power of sale,” the dispute claimed that J.B. Nutter did not have the power to foreclose on the properties following the original borrowers’ deaths or departures.The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court disagreed. In the Court’s January opinion, it wrote,“It matters that this is a contract for a reverse mortgage, rather than a traditional mortgage, where the borrower makes no monthly payments of principal or interest, where the lender cannot hold the borrower personally liable for the debt, and where the lender’s only recourse on default is to obtain repayment through a foreclosure sale.”Julie Moran, Esq., Senior Executive Counsel for the law firm of Orlans PC, a Legal League 100 member, handled the case for the plaintiff. Moran told DS News, “The Supreme Judicial Court reminded the parties that contractual language is deemed ambiguous and therefore construed against the drafter if it is susceptible of multiple meanings and the circumstances surrounding it don’t indicate its intended meaning. However, here the Court concluded that under Massachusetts foreclosure law there is no power of sale except the statutory power and no reasonable borrower would have expected a lender to enter into a reverse mortgage without retaining this right. We are very pleased with this outcome, which we believe will have applicability to other types of mortgages containing similar language.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Home Equity Conversion Mortgages Massachusetts Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reverse Mortgages 2018-01-30 David Whartoncenter_img January 30, 2018 2,627 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Foreclosure Rights Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Appeals Court Expands Ohio Statute of Limitations Decision Next: Is the State of Housing Strong? Tagged with: Foreclosure Home Equity Conversion Mortgages Massachusetts Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Reverse Mortgageslast_img read more