Facebook, the new town square

first_img [Religion News Service] Even though I use Facebook frequently, I doubt my usage pattern will justify a $100 billion valuation for the company or send a new crop of Silicon Valley paper millionaires to Ferrari dealerships.I never click on sidebar ads, I immediately block all games, and I have no intention of using Facebook’s virtual money. I’ve done some advertising — to little effect — and will do more, but not much.On the other hand, I find Facebook intriguing, sobering and oddly encouraging. To me, Facebook is an intriguing window on the world. It’s the raw stuff of human diversity, not filtered through self-serving politicians or media summaries. When I decided to “friend” people whose views differ from mine, little did I know how much we differ.Name an issue — say, the recent dust-up over breast cancer funding for Planned Parenthood — and I read not only the rage and indignation of fervent extremes, but deep divisions within the sensible middle. The hope that we could find common ground by moving to the middle could be delusional. Divisions are still there, but maybe they’re just calmer.The things people care about cover a much broader landscape than I normally see. I expected pet photos and event promotions, but charts showing people’s different names for soft drinks? A 90-year-old couple playing ragtime at a health clinic? A boy feeling President Obama’s hair? A hint for naming a band?It’s all very intriguing. Not appalling or worrisome, just intriguing. We are all quite different. And not shy about expressing it.Yet there’s also something sobering about Facebook content. I wonder what happens to these kaleidoscopic expressions. I see a few comments, sometimes even brief dialogues. But mostly I see people blurting a thought, and then nothing follows. I suspect they hoped for more.When an exchange does occur, it can turn saccharine or nasty — and needy. People want to be heard and yet don’t value listening. That suggests a deeper isolation and loneliness than perhaps we recognize.I also see more and more images — photos, charts, cartoons, posters — and fewer words. It’s good for getting attention, of course, but strangely inarticulate, as if someone wanted to express an opinion but lacked the words or self-confidence to do so.Why, then, do I find Facebook encouraging?I am encouraged when people want to express themselves. So much energy goes into shutting us down. Given a venue for self-expression, people step up  That’s encouraging.I am encouraged that people risk disagreeing. Finding a low-passion center does little for us if it means stifling our passions. Dreamers, visionaries, eccentrics, nuts, entrepreneurs and artists are cut from the same cloth, and it’s a good thing when we wave that flag of uniqueness and passion. That’s encouraging, too.I am also encouraged that despite the coarsening of political discourse, people still care about their society and are willing to speak out. We haven’t left the public square to the shouters and ideologues. That is especially encouraging.I don’t see how any of this will make money for Facebook’s new investors. I suspect they will find a way to kill the goose. But for as long as we have it, Facebook is intriguing. And sobering. And encouraging.— Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of   “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich. By Tom EhrichPosted Feb 8, 2012 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Tom Weller says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 9, 2012 at 8:04 am Facebook has reconnected me with people I thought had disappeared from my life. Some of them agree with my views, some disagree. When I see the expressions it makes me realize that my thoughts are not the be all and end all of an issue. As a pastor, I have to listen to the people who disagree with me and love them anyway. Facebook has helped me do that. It’s also an amazing marketing tool for events and for driving the curious seeker to our website. (That content is another matter….) All in all, Tom, I agree with you. It’s humanity at its most real: an incarnation of the Psalter. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC February 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm A stellar essay, very much worth reading and reflecting. Thank you. Ron Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York (The Rev.) Ronald L. Reed says: Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Facebook, the new town square Social Media Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing (Rev.) Cricket Park says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments (3) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm Insightful, as is most everything you share. Your thoughts have encouraged me many times over the years. Keep writing.Tom Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tagslast_img read more

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Archbishops call on Christians to repent of differences

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL By Gavin Drake Posted Jan 19, 2017 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Archbishops call on Christians to repent of differences Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called on Christians to repent of the divisions between churches. In a joint statement issued to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the two primates of the Church of England, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, reflect on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. They say that while it directly contributed to “great blessings” felt by many Christians, it also caused “lasting damage . . . to the unity of the Church, in defiance of the clear command of Jesus Christ to unity in love.”Full article.last_img read more

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Maison Gauthier / Atelier Barda architecture

first_img “COPY” Maison Gauthier / Atelier Barda architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894743/maison-gauthier-atelier-barda-architecture Clipboard Structural Engineers:Latéral ConseilConcrete Artisan:Atelier BLime Plaster Artisan:Art du ChanvreCity:Mont-TremblantCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maxime DesbiensRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorContext and settingLa Maison Gauthier is located in the Laurentians, in Quebec, near the town of Mont-Tremblant. It is set in a hilly terrain and is surrounded by a dense expanse of forest characteristic of this mountainous region. The lot is located on a rocky hill covered with spruce and birch. It is bounded to the east by the main road and to the west by the owners’ horse farm. The clients wanted a volume with views largely oriented towards the horses’ riding arena below. At the same time, they wanted to take advantage of the intimacy created by the topography of the lot. The forested berm between the road and house creates a visual filter, allowing a sequential progression towards the building. The volume is not visible from the main road below,but gradually emerges, culminating in the imposing facade of opaque brick with a single off-centered arch. This is the main entrance to the house.Save this picture!© Juliette BuschOrganization and perceptual narrativeThe client’s marked interest in American minimalist painters, along with the presence of her ceramics studio, influenced the composition of the floor plan and the interconnection of simple geometric shapes in the design of the interior volumes. European stables and horse-breeding centres were among the references explored during the initial design phase. The house is designed in an asymmetrical V plan connecting two distinct areas: a wing for the garage and the client’s ceramics studio, and a wing for the common living areas. The various spaces are interconnected in such a way as to create a perceptual narrative for users and visitors, who experience alternating sensations of compression and expansion. The sensorial presence of simple raw materials (brick, lime, oiled oak) helps to create a tranquil atmosphere.Save this picture!© Maxime DesbiensSave this picture!Cross Section ASave this picture!© Juliette BuschFrom the entrance arch, the sequence marks a division between the service areas, the artist’s studio, and the more intimate family space. The curved corridor forms a threshold between the two wings. Its lowered ceiling produces a sensation of darkening and narrowing, which starkly contrasts with the expansive volume and light of the main room at the end (interesting chiaroscuro effect). Here, high, inclined ceilings are divided by two vertical veils that partition the kitchen, dining room and living room without compartmentalizing the volume. The gazebo marks a fluid extension from the interior towards the exterior.Save this picture!© Maxime DesbiensProportions and materiality of the voidWide, yet relatively low openings carefully frame the views towards the horses’ arena. The varying proportions create an interesting tension between the interior volume and the landscape. Vast skylights oriented towards the east direct light towards the lime-covered vertical veils and also permit natural ventilation of the main volume. These hollow volumes create a bright, luminous atmosphere, lending a sacred quality to the space. A third “light cannon” in the ceramics studio directs zenithal light into the room. The inclined surfaces of the faceted ceiling, combined with the vertical veils and light cannons, lend the void sculptural qualities usually associated with solid space. The materiality of the void gives body to the volume.Save this picture!Model 1Separated from the living area by a thick dividing wall, the bedrooms and bathroom are organized within the fold of the V-shaped volume of the house, creating an intimate, introspective ambiance. The variety of interior spaces contrasts with the apparent simplicity of the exterior volume. The massive roof rests on a seven-foot brick base. The geometries converse with the impressive body of the existing farm, at the same time making their mark in the natural surroundings. The asymmetrical volume, enveloping form, chiaroscuro effect of the curved corridor, shadows, margins, thresholds, voids, and raw materials allow the unique atmosphere of the place to emerge without concealing the structural logic of the house.Save this picture!© Maxime DesbiensProject gallerySee allShow lessStop Talking Kanye: No More Defense for Kanye WestArticlesThe Lost History of the Women of the BauhausArticles Share Save this picture!© Maxime Desbiens+ 33Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Architects: Atelier Barda architecture Area Area of this architecture project Via Terra Houses Maison Gauthier / Atelier Barda architectureSave this projectSaveMaison Gauthier / Atelier Barda architecture CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Mont-Tremblant, Canada “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeAtelier Barda architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentMont-TremblantCanadaPublished on May 22, 2018Cite: “Maison Gauthier / Atelier Barda architecture” 22 May 2018. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2017 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894743/maison-gauthier-atelier-barda-architecture Clipboard General Contractor: Canada Photographs Manufacturers: Atelier B, Mutina, Art du Chanvre, Foraine / Atelier Barda Photographs:  Maxime Desbiens, Juliette Busch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  3500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

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Monopoli House / Fabrizio Pugliese

first_img Fabrizio Pugliese Architects: Fabrizio Pugliese Area Area of this architecture project Argentina Manufacturers: Broca Iluminacion, Galo Herrajes, Iluminacion Aguero, ferrum CopyAbout this officeFabrizio PuglieseOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesDetailSan VicenteOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on March 12, 2021Cite: “Monopoli House / Fabrizio Pugliese” [Casa Monopoli / Fabrizio Pugliese] 12 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阿根廷Monopoli 住宅,金属框架+瓷屋顶 / Fabrizio Pugliese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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958383/monopoli-house-fabrizio-pugliese Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses, Detail•San Vicente, Argentina Save this picture!© Javier Agustin Rojas+ 33Curated by Clara Ott Share Year:  2021 Area:  155 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Javier Agustin Rojas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Lead Architect: Landscape Architecture Monopoli House / Fabrizio Pugliese Monopoli House / Fabrizio PuglieseSave this projectSaveMonopoli House / Fabrizio Pugliese “COPY” Collaborators:Julieta Lettieri, Floriana ChabFurniture:DI. Giovanna MonopoliCity:San VicenteCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Plastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building ElementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Casa Monopoli is located in a peri-urban area with the qualities of the Pampa region landscape (countryside-like, characterized by its grasslands), within the district of San Vicente, Province of Buenos Aires.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasThe project consists of the experience of articulating two systems: a handcrafted one and an industrialized one. The roof, handcrafted, is a reinforced ceramics structural system, and the load’s detour towards the support points is highlighted by a reduction of the columns from 10 cm to 5 cm sidewise.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasThe metallic system, industrialized, is defined by a structural grid that allows the organization of the program based on partition walls that configure the rooms within the modulation. The program is defined in two areas, public and private, separated by a flat roof and a patio that allows sunlight to enter from the north.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasThe gap, which links the two systems, allows indirect light to enter. This operation is what defines the atmosphere of the house, given the reflections in the bricks that stain the house with a reddish color.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!DetailSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasProject gallerySee allShow lessIncreasing the Pipeline for a More Inclusive Design ProfessionArticlesArchDaily’s Readers Select Who Should Win the 2021 Pritzker PrizeArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958383/monopoli-house-fabrizio-pugliese Clipboardlast_img read more

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GetActive introduces new online tools including dynamic community badges

first_imgGetActive introduces new online tools including dynamic community badges  18 total views,  1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online constituent relationship management provider GetActive Software, has introduced new tools to its online campaigning and fundraising software. These include Media Targets for Advocacy Campaigns, Dynamic Community Badge, Integrated Website and Email Messaging, and Automated Data Integration.GetActive’s Media Targets for Advocacy Campaigns tool expands organisations’ ability to conduct campaigns online. Clients can now launch campaigns that connect constituents not only with their local, state, and federal legislators but also with national and local newspapers, TV, popular online sources, radio stations and magazines. GetActive’s Letter to the Editor feature includes more than 6,500 media targets, and integrates with GetActive’s Constituent Data Hub„¢ reporting system.With Dynamic Community Badge, organisations can encourage key activists and donors to place an animated flash Badge on their MySpace, Facebook, blog, or personal website to promote their support of their campaigns. The Badge lets individuals demonstrate progress towards their personal fundraising or advocacy goal by dynamically updating a graphical thermometer. Client organisations can choose which fundraising and advocacy campaigns and data to display in the Badge. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Digital With Integrated Website and Email Messaging, organisations can pull website content directly into outbound messaging emails. This helps them reuse content across multiple channels to maximize their marketing and fundraising activities.With Automated Data Integration, organisations can set up recurring batch imports and exports to achieve two-way data synchronisation. This feature allows clients to define the constituent fields, scheduling, and file location as well as queue multiple files for consecutive import or export processing without waiting for one process to complete before preparing the next file. Tom Krackeler, Senior Vice President of Products at GetActive Software, said: “Our clients can now more easily deliver dynamic campaign content through email, their website, and via the blogs and personal websites of their most committed supporters. They also have more robust tools at their fingertips to extend the reach of their grassroots advocacy efforts and to integrate their offline databases.” Howard Lake | 11 January 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Homebuyer Demand Cools Off

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Homebuyer Demand Cools Off Homebuyer Demand Cools Off Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Housing Markets Inventory Listings Redfin 2018-08-01 Radhika Ojha Tagged with: Demand Homebuyers Homes HOUSING Housing Markets Inventory Listings Redfin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Inventory may be rising, but Redfin’s June Housing Demand Index had its worst year-over-year drop in two years. Year over year, the index posted its largest decline—9.6 percent—since April 2016.According to Redfin, the number of people requesting home tours fell 6.1 percent compared with a year earlier, and 15 percent fewer made offers on homes. That’s also the largest year-over-year decline since April 2016.Across the 15 metros covered by the Demand Index, the total number of homes for sale fell by 3.8 percent and the number of homes newly listed in June fell 1.6 percent year over year, the report stated. “Although these measures both posted declines, they reflect moderating decreases in the numbers of homes for sale, driven by large increases in some of the most supply-starved markets,” it stated. Month-over-month, the numbers are far less dramatic. The index ended June at 120, a 0.7 percent decline from May that was driven by a 2.2 percent decrease in the seasonally adjusted number of homebuyers requesting tours, the report stated. Another factor was a 12.2 percent decrease in the number making offers on homes from May to June.The drop in demand came with slight bumps in inventory in Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each metro posted double-digit year-over-year increases in homes for sale in June while month over month, homebuyer demand fell 3.4 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively. Year over year, demand fell by 14.8 percent and by 14 percent, respectively.Portland also experienced double-digit inventory increases, while local homebuyer demand stayed flat compared to May, the report stated. Year over year, demand in Portland increased 12.3 percent.”As much-needed large inventory increases finally arrive in some of the hottest markets, buyers are taking the opportunity to be choosy, offering only on well-priced homes,” said Pete Ziemkiewicz, head of analytics at Redfin. “Buyers in Seattle are even keeping offer contingencies like the inspection intact, something that has been increasingly rare in recent years. With more homes to go around, buyers don’t need to bid as aggressively to win bidding wars, so prices, while still growing, are growing a lower rate, and home sales are slowing.” Ziemkiewicz said the cooling trends are concentrated in the markets “that became the most uncomfortably hot” over the past few years.“It’s too soon to tell whether this is the start of a broader cooling or simply a return to something more like balance in places that had become extreme seller’s markets,” he said. “Plenty of large markets, like Chicago and Atlanta, are continuing to see increasing buyer demand and shrinking inventory.”According to the report, homebuyer demand In Chicago and Atlanta increased by 4.3 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively, month over month in June. These markets posted year-over-year inventory declines of 5.8 percent and 19.3 percent respectively. About Author: Scott Morgan Previous: A Snapshot of Economic and Housing Trends Next: Wells Fargo Settles Allegations of Fraud for $2.09B Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save August 1, 2018 2,583 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News  Print This Postlast_img read more

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Rajasthan HC Launches E-Filing Facility For Urgent Matters Amid Lockdown [Read Press Release]

first_imgNews UpdatesRajasthan HC Launches E-Filing Facility For Urgent Matters Amid Lockdown [Read Press Release] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 April 2020 5:55 AMShare This – xIn view of the nationwide lockdown, the Rajasthan High Court has introduced e-Filing facility for urgent matters. While earlier the litigants had to file petitions via email for urgent hearings, they may now avail the service of a specially developed and secured online E-filing module which enables online-electronic filing of petitions and legal papers from any place in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of the nationwide lockdown, the Rajasthan High Court has introduced e-Filing facility for urgent matters. While earlier the litigants had to file petitions via email for urgent hearings, they may now avail the service of a specially developed and secured online E-filing module which enables online-electronic filing of petitions and legal papers from any place in India, 24×7. Using E-filing, cases (civil, writ or criminal) can be filed before Rajasthan High Court, both at the Principal seat in Jodhpur as well as the Bench at Jaipur. Hard copy of e-filed cases will have to be filed along with requisite court fees on filing counters within 7 days after the normal work resumes. As per a press release issued in this behalf, “This module will save petitions and documents in servers of High Court using Case Information System (CIS) software. Users will also get regular updates about case status and orders passed through automated SMS and email facility of CIS. Tracking of cases will also be much easy.” Link of this E-filing module is now live and may be accessed from the HC web site. In order to avail of this facility, the Advocates or Parties in person will be required to create their user account on the E-Filing module. As per the guidelines for user creation, Advocates are required to create user accounts with help of their Bar Enrolment number, mobile number and email address already saved in CIS. In case an Advocate wishes to update their particulars regarding mobile number and email address, they may send requests for the same via email on: For Jodhpur – [email protected] For Jaipur Bench – [email protected] It has been clarified that the present facility of filing of urgent cases through email will also be continued for few days so that the Advocates/Party in person may create their user accounts and start E-filing. However, Advocates are to ensure that filing is made only through one mode and in case filing is made through both the modes, either the case will not be listed or it will delay the listing as the system will identify two cases in one matter. The facility of e-filing shall be continued after the lockdown and resuming normal work. The e-filing portal will also be directly integrated with online payment facility of court fees.Read Press Release Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Lacks Diversity’: Former SC/HC Judges, Lawyers Express Concern On Composition And Working Of Central Committee For Reforms In Criminal Law

first_imgTop Stories’Lacks Diversity’: Former SC/HC Judges, Lawyers Express Concern On Composition And Working Of Central Committee For Reforms In Criminal Law Akshita Saxena8 July 2020 3:17 AMShare This – xFormer High Court and Supreme Court Judges, Senior Advocates, Academics and Former Bureaucrats, working with the criminal justice system across the country, have expressed concerns over the composition and transparency in functioning of the CentralCommittee for Reforms in Criminal Law. The five-member Committee was constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFormer High Court and Supreme Court Judges, Senior Advocates, Academics and Former Bureaucrats, working with the criminal justice system across the country, have expressed concerns over the composition and transparency in functioning of the CentralCommittee for Reforms in Criminal Law. The five-member Committee was constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification 1-2-19 Judicial Cell (Part I) dated 4-5-2020, to recommend criminal reforms in India. It comprises three professors from National Law University, Delhi, including the Chairperson and the Convenor. The composition of the Committee is as follows: Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh (Chairperson), Vice-Chancellor, National Law University Delhi Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai (Member & Convenor), Registrar, National Law University Delhi Prof. (Dr.) Balraj Chauhan (Member), Vice Chancellor, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani (Member), Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India Mr. G.P. Thareja (Member), Former District & Session Judge, Delhi Through a letter addressed to this Committee, 69 signatory luminaries from the legal and administrative fraternity have questioned the establishment of a separate Committee, despite the fact that the 22nd Law Commission of India, which has the mandate to recommend law reforms, has already been constituted. The signatories include (Retd.) Justice Madan Lokur, (Retd.) Justice Gopala Gowda, (Retd.) Justice AP Shah, Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, Senior Advocate Anand Grover, Senior Advocate Sanjay R. Hegde and Professor at TISS Mumbai Dr. Vijay Raghavan, to name a few. The letter states, “We are concerned that the composition of the present Committee lacks diversity both in terms of the social identity of the members, as well as their professional background and experience. Unlike previous law reform efforts of similar magnitude, this Committee does not consist of full time members. The members continue to discharge their full professional commitments alongside their work on this Committee.” On Composition & Transparency Highlighting the significance of “meaningful public engagement” with the work of the Committee, the luminaries have called upon the Committee to “demonstrate its bonafides and its commitment to a rigorous law reform exercise by ensuring full transparency regarding its constitution and its functioning.” In particular, they have sought the following details from the Committee: The MHA notification constituting the Committee, and specifically any communication detailing: (i) Terms of Reference of the Committee; (ii) Time frame provided for completing this exercise.Any project proposal or concept note submitted by National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) or its members or research centres, to the MHA or to any other competent authority with respect to the setting up or functioning of this Committee.Details on whether the Committee will work independently of the MHA or any other ministry. Specifically, will the report of the Committee be finalized in consultation with, or after the approval of the MHA or any other ministry? The letter reads thus, “Since the Committee is located in a public university, it is also the responsibility of the University to ensure that the functioning of the Committee is consistent with the best traditions of rigorous academic research including robust peer review, combined with the highest ideals of public institutions, including transparency in functioning and close and meaningful engagement with all stakeholders.” Further, the letter has called upon the Committee to include more expertise and diversity in the consultation process by creating “sub-committees” with outside experts and other consultants with established track records in the field of criminal justice who can redress the lack of diversity and experience in the Committee’s current composition. On Consultation Process Recently, the Committee had released a questionnaire for public consultation on various aspects of Indian penal law.Expressing variance on the same the letter suggests that since the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act are all “intrinsically connected” in their operation, “Inviting answers to questions on one aspect of substantive or procedural criminal law, without knowing what reforms are being contemplated in other areas will be counterproductive and has the potential for much confusion.” They have therefore called upon the Committee to “release upfront, in one single tranche, the list of all questions/issues on which the Committee will be seeking inputs.” Significantly, the consultation paper released by the Committee seeks suggestions with respect to many debated aspects of criminal law viz., inclusion of acts of “Mob Lynching”, “Honour Killing” and “Corporate Homicide” as offences under the Indian Penal Code. The consultation paper further seeks public opinion on (i) decriminalization of Section 312 (Causing miscarriage); (ii) deletion of Exception 2 under Section 375 of the IPC, i.e., criminalization of marital rape; and (iii) employing gender-neutral terms for the offender and the victim in cases of sexual offences. Other important proposed reforms relate to introduction of “strict liability offences” within the IPC, alteration of “General Exceptions” under Chapter IV of IPC, revision and rationalization of quantum of punishment and fines imposed should be revised, and inclusion of Judges of HC/SC, CECs, CICs, CAGs, Attorney General, Advocate Generals, Solicitor General etc. under Section 124 of IPC (Assaulting President, Governor, etc., with intent to compel or restrain the exercise of any lawful power) be expanded to include other functionaries such as? Through this letter, the Committee has been urged to: Provide at least 3 months time for stakeholders to respond to all questions/ issues;Ensure that the questionnaires are made available in all major Indian languages;Remove word limits for responding to the questions. The Committee has also been asked to provide “additional mechanisms” for inputs by creating mechanisms on the website, through email, mail/postal system for providing inputs on issues “not covered by the questionnaire”. Lastly, the letter seeks that that (i) all the responses received by the Committee should be made available publicly; and (ii) there should be wide dissemination of the Committee’s draft report for public feedback for at least one month, with advance notice on when the report will be made available for feedback. Click Here To Download Letter Click Here To Download Questionnaire Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Bombay HC Directs Man Accused Of Verbal Assault On Tehsildar To Deposit Rs.50,000 To CM’s Welfare Fund As A Condition For Granting ABA [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Directs Man Accused Of Verbal Assault On Tehsildar To Deposit Rs.50,000 To CM’s Welfare Fund As A Condition For Granting ABA [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap21 Aug 2020 2:42 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday directed a man accused of verbally assaulting a public servant who was discharging her duty, to deposit Rs.50,000 with the Chief Minister’s Welfare Fund as a condition for granting him anticipatory bail in a case registered against him under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing an anticipatory bail application…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Monday directed a man accused of verbally assaulting a public servant who was discharging her duty, to deposit Rs.50,000 with the Chief Minister’s Welfare Fund as a condition for granting him anticipatory bail in a case registered against him under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code. Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing an anticipatory bail application filed by Farukh Dalvi, who was apprehending arrest in relation to FIR registered against him by Tehsildar, Shahapur on April 5, 2020 under Sections 353, 504, 506, 141, 143 and 148 of the IPC. The complaint is lodged in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic when the Government machinery was grappling with an extreme situation when the lock-down was declared on March 24, 2020 and several workers/labourers who were engaged in various activities in the city of Mumbai made an attempt to leave for their village. The Government was in the process of assisting the migrants and ensuring their safe passage to their respective place of abode at far away places. In this situation, on March 29, a batch of such migrants started from Vasai-Virar and were proceeding towards Shahapur. The complainant working as Tahsildar in Shahapur was instructed to arrange for their lodging and boarding and accordingly, a batch of around 80 such migrants were to be offered shelter in Ashram school, Shirur Village. At that point of time, Farukh Dalvi, accompanied by several persons, seriously objected to this plan. The complainant was placed in a distress situation and she sought assistance of Shahapur Police Station by informing on telephone. The allegation of the complainant is the applicant verbally abused her and threatened her with dire consequences. Court noted- “The act of the applicant clearly amounts to interfere in the discharge of duty by a public servant and since the attempt was to abuse which, however, is akin to use of some force, but not strictly fall within the purview of use of criminal force. However, the attempt was with an object to deter the complainant from discharging the duties as public servant.” Applicant’s counsel Vijay Thakur submitted that his client only stalled the habitation of the migrants in the school which was being done without following due process and according to him, the whole village would have been put at risk. In any contingency, since the complaint comes from a public servant who was working on the post of Tahsildar and this was with an intention to deter her from discharge of duties, the applicant may be tried for the said offence, Court said. However, taking the prima facie view of the matter, Justice Dangre noted that since the custodial interrogation of the applicant would serve no purpose, but subject to the stipulation that the applicant would cooperate in investigation by reporting to the Investigating Officer from September 2 to September 4 between 10 am to 2 pm. Finally, the Court observed- “It is no doubt true that the applicant has attempted to deter the complainant from discharge of her duties and particularly when he considers himself to be a social worker rather it was imperative on his part to assist the Government agency in securing shelter to the migrants. Instead, the version of the complainant is to the contrary. However, accepting the bonafides of the applicant that he was objecting to their refuge with a genuine concern of the villagers, I am ready to accept the same. However, as a responsible person and since he claims to be a social worker, he must contribute an amount of Rs.50,000/- in the Chief Minister Welfare Fund for aiding the State Government which is grappling with an unpredicted situation and coping with a grim and stressful scenario.” The above will be an additional condition for the applicant’s release and in the event of his arrest, the applicant shall be released on bail on furnishing PR bond to the extent of Rs.25,000, Court clarified.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Government urged to save post office network

first_img Previous articlePringle slams minister for U-turn on ‘bonkers’ co-living plansNext articleUnderage age inter-county action on pause News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – October 21, 2020 Twitter Government urged to save post office networkcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The future of the post office network has been heavily debated in the Dail this afternoon. A large number of TDs from right across the country raised concerns over the viability of the network and what the Government could be doing in terms of enhancing services to ensure its survival.There are on-going fears particularly in Donegal over potential further post office closures due to a massive shortfall in revenue.South Donegal Deputy Marian Harkin says the Government needs to act as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/harkinpostoffice1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

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