Dwelling at Maytree / ODOS architects

first_img Area:  287 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/9943/dwelling-at-maytree-odos-architects Clipboard Houses “COPY” Architects: ODOS architects Area Area of this architecture project 2008 Dwelling at Maytree / ODOS architects CopyHouses•Ireland Year: center_img Projects ArchDaily Text description provided by the architects. This house is in essence a simple bold sculptural form which sits at the foot of a steep escarpment in the Wicklow hills. It is a two storey house with vehicular and pedestrian access from the Bray Road. Accommodation is comprised of a two car garage, boiler room, wc and utility at ground floor level and open plan living, kitchen, dining areas with 3 bedrooms (master en suite), study and family bathroom at first floor level.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThis house replaces a derelict 1940’s single storey cottage (with associated out houses) which previously existed on the site.Save this picture!The building is entered on foot at first floor level via a long stepped processional route to the front of the building. The façade to this stepped approach has been purposely left blank to focus the entrant to the point of entry whilst also weighting the propped cantilever appropriately. At entry level a hallway guides you to the open plan living kitchen and dining areas. These areas are contained within a propped cantilevered volume, which hovers above the landscape below. Save this picture!A forest of red columns has been inserted below the cantilever, which conceptually grow out of the hillside. These columns ‘guard’ a pedestrian route, which leads you under the cantilever to the rear garden and living room deck at first floor level. Along this route one truly experiences the sheerness of the escarpment above.Save this picture!Internally the hallway at main entry level has been conceived as an “internal street” the dimensions of which widen to the more public aspects of the plan and diminish along the points of entry to private bedrooms and bathrooms. A study at main entry level offers a taste of the internal experience prior to entry.Save this picture!The roofscape is peppered with rooflights in an attempt to engage the user with the steep escarpment to the rear of the house. This affords the occupant vertical views of sky and foliage from the most private spaces within the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessORDOS 100 #2: Luca Selva ArchitectsArticlesRio de Janeiro Residence / TAMABISelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/9943/dwelling-at-maytree-odos-architects Clipboard Save this picture!+ 10 Share Ireland Dwelling at Maytree / ODOS architectsSave this projectSaveDwelling at Maytree / ODOS architects CopyAbout this officeODOS architectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIrelandPublished on December 15, 2008Cite: “Dwelling at Maytree / ODOS architects” 15 Dec 2008. 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世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Bethanga House / t UG workshop

first_img Projects 2012 Year:  Richmond Lighting Year:  AS James Pty Ltd, Coffey Geotechnics Bethanga House / t UG workshopSave this projectSaveBethanga House / t UG workshop Landscape Artist: Geotechnical: CopyHouses•Australia Architects: t UG workshop Area Area of this architecture project Lighting Consultant: Save this picture!© Trevor Mein+ 16 Share Photographs “COPY” 2012 Bethanga House / t UG workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/530031/bethanga-house-t-ug-workshop Clipboardcenter_img Anthony Prowse & Associates Quantity Surveyor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/530031/bethanga-house-t-ug-workshop Clipboard photographs:  Trevor MeinPhotographs:  Trevor Mein Structural Engineering: Kevin O’Brien Architects Australia “COPY” Area:  386 m² Area:  386 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Scott James Builder Pty Ltd Design/Project Architect:Michael MarkhamArchitectural Assistant:James JamisonEnvironmental/Glazing Engineer:Peter SteudleLand Surveyor:Walpole SurveyingCost:AUD$2,640/sqmEnvironmental Engineer:Peter SteudleGlazing Engineer:Peter SteudleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Trevor MeinText description provided by the architects. EncampmentThe site is located on the shore of Lake Hume, an artificial agricultural water body created in 1936 at the base of the Australian Alps.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinThe new house is the owner’s primary dwelling. The owner announced his idea in 2004. “A low energy house, before the end of the decade,,,and the other things.” tUG developed a first principle solution to the problem of the idea – a concrete interior to act as a moderating radiator.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinThe House has an attic bedroom over a basement wine cellar with a ground floor, not between, but beside. Eating, Cooking and Drinking occur in a single triangular space.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinIn the centre is a courtyard (Kopor) designed by the Indigenous Artist Kevin O’Brien. The house U-turns around Kopor (trans. Belly Button – Language of Meriam Mir, Torres Strait) in acceptance that dwelling in Australia occurs in de-ritualised Country.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinKopor is made of rock (Beechworth Granite) cut from Country – weathering iron-oxide amber. Kopor momentarily touches reflectively the panorama in a triangle window eliminating in-between land (farm) to make a place only near and far.Save this picture!© Trevor MeinEnvironmental StatementThe building was designed to be energy efficient by avoiding orthodox Australian construction techniques (massive thermal bridges) – instead it Aggregates Masonry as a Platform dressed with an Isothermic Shell forming a tent and with Infiltration Sealing toward Passivehaus Standards.Project gallerySee allShow lessCity of Santa Monica Parking Structure #6 / Behnisch Architekten + Studio JantzenSelected ProjectsMothersill / Bates Masi ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Tim Hall and Associates ArchDaily Houses Principal Contractor: CopyAbout this office t UG workshopOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on July 29, 2014Cite: “Bethanga House / t UG workshop” 29 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

House in Takatsuki / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908308/house-in-takatsuki-shogo-aratani-architect-and-associates Clipboard Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908308/house-in-takatsuki-shogo-aratani-architect-and-associates Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Shigeo Ogawa+ 23Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Architects: Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Houses House in Takatsuki / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates Photographs:  Shigeo Ogawa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Takatsuki, Japan ArchDaily Japan Area:  64 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Takatsuki / Shogo ARATANI Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse in Takatsuki / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates CopyAbout this officeShogo ARATANI Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTakatsukiJapanPublished on December 26, 2018Cite: “House in Takatsuki / Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates” 25 Dec 2018. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniConsultant:Mitsuda Structural ConsultantsGeneral Contractor:Nishimura Kenchiku KoboStructural System:timber flameTotal Floor Area:124.01m2City:TakatsukiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaText description provided by the architects. The architectural program for this project was to rebuild a house in a residential subdivision developed about forty years ago. Many houses from that era remain in the neighborhood today, and this new structure follows their lead in terms of the shape of the roof, color of the exterior walls, and other elements of the overall form. Looking at these older buildings, one notices that the one-meter-wide margin of space around them that is required by setback regulations is typically a simple gap used for storage or to house utility pipes or appliances such as air conditioning units. Even when the setback is wider, the orientation of the properties often means that large windows in neighboring houses look out on these open spaces, making privacy difficult to obtain.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaSave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaOn this property, the longer sides of the lot were particularly exposed to neighboring houses. We responded not by widening the exterior gap but instead by bringing the edges of the building right up to the setback lines and including a buffer zone on the inner side of the exterior walls, thus distancing the living spaces from neighboring properties. On the ground level, the buffer zone consists of a concrete-floored entryway extended around part of the perimeter so that it enwraps the living spaces. The buffer zone on the upper level consists of a veranda enclosed by sliding paper screens (shoji) that shield the space from view but still allow light to pass through, creating an ambiguous sense of separation from the adjacent houses. In several places, the screens are interrupted by wooden doors that push out at the bottom, letting in breezes while maintaining privacy.Save this picture!Perspective SectionWhile relationships with the surrounding community are important in housing developments, privacy is also essential. In this project, the buffer zones serve as that point of distancing and connection; by locating them inside, it was our intention to create a surplus zone beyond the areas essential for daily life. Meanwhile, the core living spaces are covered by a single large roof with skylights running all along its length. These skylights admit an even sunlight to the entire house, including the main room, kitchen, study, and even the bathrooms.Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaProject gallerySee allShow lessSmart Innovation Learning Center / NEILI LABSelected ProjectsMH Creative Studio / Xiamen Himalaya Design & DecorationSelected Projects Share 2018 “COPY”last_img read more

Co-founder of independent newspaper dies in custody in Bahrain, some journalists freed in Syria and Libya

first_img News Help by sharing this information German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors RSF_en Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives BahrainMiddle East – North Africa to go further April 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Co-founder of independent newspaper dies in custody in Bahrain, some journalists freed in Syria and Libya 18.04.2011Reporters Without Borders hails the release of the Syrian blogger Wassim Hassan by the authorities in Damascus. He had been held since 14 April.The press freedom organization also notes the release of the Syrian journalist Rana Akbani in Libya. Her family says the Libyan authorities freed her on 14 April. A resident in Libya for the past 15 years or so, Akbani works for the arts and culture section of the Libyan newspaper Al-Shams. In the Al-Libya TV interview, which has been posted online (http://almanaramedia.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-post_7932.html), presenter Hala Misrati accuses her of lacking objectivity, lying in her coverage of street demonstrations in Benghazi and of collaborating with foreign countries. (read http://en.rsf.org/libya-syrian-journalist-missing-reuters-31-03-2011,399…)——————-BAHRAINReporters Without Borders is outraged to learn that Karim Fakhrawi, one of the founders of Bahrain’s only independent newspaper, Al-Wasat, and a member of its board, died in custody on 12 April, one week after his arrest. The exact cause of death has yet to be established.“A total of four people have now died in custody,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Bahrain’s authorities are responsible for all these places of detention. They must account for these deaths and respond to the allegations of systematic mistreatment or even torture of detainees. We call for an independent investigation into the exact causes of Fakhrawi’s death. Those responsible must be arrested and tried.”A Shiite businessman and member of the opposition party Al-Wefaq, the 49-year-old Fakhrawi, died of kidney failure, according to the authorities, but his family disputes that, insisting that he was in good health at the time of his arrest.While his body was being taken for burial in the Hoora district of Manama on 13 April, people removed the clothes to verify the torture allegations. Photos and video posted online show his body covered with cuts and bruises.Founded in 2002, Al-Wasat was banned on 3 April, one day after the national television programme “Media Watch” accused it of trying to harm Bahrain’s stability and security and disseminating false information that undermined the country’s international image and reputation. The Information Affairs Authority, a government agency that regulates the media, reversed this decision and gave Al-Wasat permission to resume publishing on 4 April but three of its most senior journalists were forced to resign and were summoned for questioning by the agency (http://en.rsf.org/bahrain-no-concessions-to-media-as-12-04-2011,40009.html).As previously reported, the netizen Zakariya Rashid Hassan died in detention on 9 April, seven days after his arrest on charges of inciting hatred, disseminating false news, promoting sectarianism and calling for the regime’s overthrow in online forums. He moderated a now-closed forum (http://www.aldair.net/forum/) providing information about his village of origin, Al-Dair. His family has rejected the interior ministry’s claim that he died as a result of sickle cell anemia complications (http://en.rsf.org/bahrain-no-concessions-to-media-as-12-04-2011,40009.html).SYRIAReporters Without Borders learned today that three Syrian journalists and a blogger have been released by the authorities. They are Mohamed Dibo, a journalist and writer who was arrested during a demonstration in Banias on 19 March; Ahmed Hadifa, a blogger held since 24 March because of his activities on Facebook; Zaher Omareen, a journalist held since 27 March; and Amer Matar, a journalist working for Al-Hayat. Around 100 demonstrators have also been freed.The press freedom organization hails their release although there were no grounds for their arbitrary arrests and detention. Many other people remain in detention including journalists. Reporters Without Borders calls for their immediate and unconditional release. It is essential that the authorities lift of the state of emergency and introduce reforms that pave the way for democracy in an effective manner.The following are still being held arbitrarily: Khaled Sid Mohand, an Algerian journalist who was arrested on 9 April; Fayez Sara, a Syrian journalist and writer who was arrested on 11 April; Mohamed Zaid Mistou, a Norwegian journalist of Syrian origin; and the blogger Kamal Hussein Sheikou. The fate of the journalists Akram Abu Safi and Sobhie Naeem Al-Assal, and the blogger Wassim Hassan is still unknown.Several UN human rights experts voiced concern today about the rising death toll and appealed to the Syrian authorities to stop the “brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters” at once. They also called for the immediate release of all demonstrators, including journalists, bloggers and human rights activists, who have been arbitrarily detained.LIBYAAmmar Al-Hamdane, a Norwegian photographer of Palestinian origin working for the Qatar-based TV station Al-Jazeera, was released yesterday. Arrested on 7 March in western Libya with three other Al-Jazeera journalists – Mauritanian reporter Ahmed Vall Ould el-Dine, Tunisian reporter Lotfi Messaoudi, and British photographer Kamel Ataloua – he had been accused of cooperating with the Norwegian and Qatari intelligence services.Messaoudi was freed on 31 March and El-Dine was freed on 11 April. Ataloua is the only one still held. Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about him and reiterates its call for his immediate release.The exact number of Libyan journalists currently held is still not known.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the following four journalists, who were arrested on 5 April, are still held: Clare Morgana Gillis, a US freelancer who is covering events in the east of the country for The Atlantic magazine’s website and other US media; James Foley, a US reporter working for GlobalPost.com, Stars and Stripes and Al-Jazeera; Manu Brabo, a Spanish freelance photographer; and Anton Hammerl, a South African freelance photographer.Lotfi Ghars, a journalist with Tunisian and Canadian dual citizenship working for Al-Alam, has been held since 16 March. Rana Akbani, a Syrian woman journalist, has been held since 28 March. Matthew VanDyke, an American freelancer, has been missing since 12 March. 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Pakistan: Balochi journalists caught between army and rebels

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that two rebel groups in Balochistan, in southwestern Pakistan, have threatened to attack the province’s media if, by 24 October, they have not begun defying a Pakistani government ban on covering rebel activities. RSF condemns the rebel threats and ultimatum, which are unacceptable. At the same time, it calls on the civilian and military authorities to allow journalists to do their work. Defending the ultimatum, the BLF communiqué blames the local and national media for a “total news black-out” on Balochistan: “Attacks by the military keep on occurring but the foreign media are banned from the region and the local media are reduced to repeating the official version put out by the government and army, according to which everything is fine.” June 2, 2021 Find out more News Around 40 journalists have been murdered since the start of the current conflict in 2006. Impunity is the rule. Few of the cases have led to prosecutions. to go further “Total news black-out” Balochistan’s journalists are caught between threats from rebel groups (screen capture, left) and pressure from the security forces (Photo: Banaras Khan / AFP). In a statement posted on the Urdu-language Daily Sangar website (dailysangar.com), BLF spokesman Gahram Baloch said journalists will be exposed to “avoidable harm” of they do not start “behaving.” Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder “The violent nature of these threats is intolerable, especially as the situation of Balochistan’s journalists has been untenable for years, and we appeal to the rebel groups to immediately renounce any act of violence against journalists,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This absurd situation would not exist if the Pakistani civilian and military authorities did not violate media freedom by preventing journalists from doing their job in this region. Pakistan must lift the obstacles to the free flow of information throughout its territory and must of course guarantee journalists’ safety.” Hundreds of people die every year in this remote province’s low-intensity conflict. But it is one of the least covered armed conflicts in the world because the Balochi media are forbidden by the Pakistani authorities to even mention the existence of the province’s armed separatist groups. Organisation “Distribution of newspapers will be suspended in the region after the deadline,” the statement said. “And we warn journalists to stay away from their offices and press clubs. Media workers will be to blame for any harm they suffer.” Khalil Ahmad, the head of the Balochistan Union of Journalists, confirmed to RSF’s Pakistan representative that the provincial authorities regard the rebel groups as “terrorists” and forbid any mention of them in the media. All possible means are used to force compliance, starting with economic pressure, to which for many local newspapers are particularly susceptible because state advertising constitutes their main source of income. Impunitycenter_img April 21, 2021 Find out more So it is high time the federal and regional authorities took concrete measures to protect journalists and overhauled policy on media freedom in Balochistan, which is completely blocked. As an editorial in the leading national daily Dawn said: “Not being dead is a victory in today’s Balochistan if you are a journalist.” Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression News RSF added Balochistan’s armed groups to its list of “Press Freedom Predators” in 2013. Pakistan’s intelligence services are on the latest list, published in 2016. Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsImpunityPredatorsViolenceFreedom of expression As a result, two of these groups, the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) and the United Baloch Army (UBA), issued an ultimatum at the start of the month giving all of the province’s journalists until 24 October to start covering their activities. October 19, 2017 Pakistan: Balochi journalists caught between army and rebels RSF_en Judicial pressure is also used. Since 2008, a total of 11 reporters and editors have been given jail sentences for defying the ban on referring to rebel groups. And finally, there has been physical intimidation, violence and torture by the intelligence services, which are often accused of brutality. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts News News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Authorities promulgate two new progressive media laws

first_img Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months July 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities promulgate two new progressive media laws News News RSF_en April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further GuineaAfrica Receive email alerts Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Reporters Without Borders hails the enshrinement of the principle of press freedom in Guinea’s new constitution and the promulgation of two new laws by the country’s military leader, Gen. Sékouba Konaté, on 22 June, one decriminalising press offences and the other creating a new media regulatory body. The laws were published in the government gazette on 28 June.“The new laws reorganising the media sector and protecting journalists from prison sentences are excellent news for Guinea’s media workers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We welcome the fact that the transitional government, in coordination with journalists, has scrapped outmoded and repressive laws. The progress that these new laws represent will now undergo the test of implementation.”Law L2010-002 CNT of 22 June on media freedom replaces Law 91-005 CTRN of 23 December 1991, which had been in effect until now. It provides for fines – in some cases, heavy fines – for journalists convicted of press offences, but not jail sentences. As well as print media, it applies to state and privately-owned broadcast media and online media, unlike the previous law, which was limited to the print media. It also defines defamation with much more precision and guarantees the freedom to create newspapers, while requiring that journalists run them.Law L2010-003 CNT of 22 June creates the new media regulatory body, the Communication Supreme Authority (HAC). It will have 11 members, two more than the Communication National Council (CNC), which it replaces. Five of them will be named by media organisations and its chairperson will be elected by the members instead of being appointed by the country’s president, as was the case with the CNC.The HAC will issue press cards in coordination with media organisations and will be consulted by the communication minister when people are selected to run the state media and when sanctions are imposed. The HAC will also coordinate with the communication and higher education ministries on the training of journalists.The two laws were drafted in April and May by a transitional commission formed by seven journalists who consulted with media executives, educators and international experts. Approved in May, the laws are taking effect at time when Guinea is holding an historic presidential election. The results are being awaited from the first round, which took place without any clashes on 27 June. Nonetheless, various candidates have challenged the process and the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) has been accused of fraud. As a result, there is concern that the electoral climate could degenerate.“So far, the media have been free to cover the campaign and the polling without any problems,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But when candidates and supporters lose faith in the electoral system, tempers fray and journalists can be targeted by the various political camps and can be subjected to a great deal of pressure. We therefore urge the authorities to be very vigilant and to guarantee journalists’ safety when the results are announced.”center_img Organisation GuineaAfrica May 19, 2021 Find out more News April 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Guinealast_img read more

Jupiter Power Announces 652 Megawatt Hours of Battery Storage Projects

first_img Pinterest Twitter AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Utility-scale energy storage company Jupiter Power LLC (“Jupiter”) today announced it will build six stand-alone, utility-scale battery storage projects this year, totaling 652 megawatt hours of energy storage capacity. The projects consist of three 200-megawatt-hour projects and three smaller projects, each strategically sited and configured at optimized locations. The projects are all expected to be online by Q3 2021. Formed in 2017, Jupiter is a developer, owner and operator of energy storage projects in select U.S. markets. “Jupiter was founded on the idea that the rapid growth of renewables means not just cleaner energy, more jobs and a stronger tax base for local communities, but also that we must find ways to make intermittent wind and solar power fit better into the power grid, and storage is the way to do this,” said Jupiter Chief Executive Officer Andy Bowman, whose company is primarily backed by leading energy investor EnCap Investments L.P. “The projects we are announcing today will not only strengthen the grid and provide backup power when needed, they will also help ensure that the cheapest power available – increasingly wind and solar – can get to market regardless of when and where it is generated.” While most storage companies today build projects only after putting contracts in place for capacity or ancillary services, Jupiter focuses on innovative new structures for contracted projects and putting revenue optimization strategies to work on uncontracted projects sited to help address price volatility and transmission bottlenecks. The company believes its unique ability to strategically site projects and to maximize revenue via contracting and real-time sales allows it to maximize the huge emerging market opportunity for energy storage technologies. Chief Operating Officer Audrey Fogarty leads Jupiter’s work implementing its novel approaches to storage. “Storage has a unique ability to enhance grid reliability by making power flows more stable during times of rapid supply increases and decreases from wind and solar projects or transmission constraints,” Ms. Fogarty said. “We have spent a considerable amount of time developing proprietary data-driven approaches around how best to site and operate highly flexible, rapidly acting storage projects within today’s power markets. By deciding when to charge and discharge as needed to optimize performance of the system and grid support requirements, Jupiter is leading the way toward much more dynamic utilization of energy storage than we have seen to date.” About Jupiter Power LLC Jupiter Power is a utility-scale energy storage company that uses novel applications of cutting-edge energy storage technologies to better serve today’s electricity business. Jupiter is backed by leading energy investors EnCap Investments L.P., Yorktown Partners and Mercuria Energy and has offices in Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. The company is currently developing more than 10GW of storage projects for construction over 2022-2026 in the most promising United States markets, with a particular focus on Texas, the eastern seaboard, California and the midcontinent. For more information, please visit www.jupiterpower.io. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005273/en/ CONTACT: Casey Nikoloric TEN|10 Group 303.433.4397, x101 o 303.507.0510 m [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY UTILITIES SOURCE: Jupiter Power LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:15 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:15 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005273/en TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter Jupiter Power Announces 652 Megawatt Hours of Battery Storage Projects Previous articleInspur’s Four-Socket Server Sets SPEC jbb2015 Record for Java Application PerformanceNext article Blackline Safety Recurring Revenue Business Model Enables New $15M Financing Facility From National Bank of Canada Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Counsel’s Corner: Challenges and Changes in Servicing

first_img Previous: Prepping Real Estate Investments Before the Storm Next: Industry Veteran of 35 Years Announces Retirement Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News, Print Features Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Counsel default Foreclosure Law The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Counsel default Foreclosure Law 2019-07-16 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Counsel’s Corner: Challenges and Changes in Servicing July 16, 2019 1,675 Views Counsel’s Corner: Challenges and Changes in Servicing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the July issue of DS News.Michelle Garcia Gilbert has practiced real estate and business law in Florida since 1989, specializing in default servicing legal work, including litigated foreclosures, real estate closings, evictions, and commercial litigation. She works closely with the default industry by speaking at webinars and at conferences, and writing for industry publications, as well as consulting on various issues relevant to the industry.  She was selected as one of MReport’s 2015 and 2018 Leading Ladies, and was most recently named DS News’ 2019 Top 25 Women of Law. She has managed the Gilbert Garcia Group’s expansion into probate, estate planning, business transaction, and corporate law, and she also oversees Sapphire Title & Escrow Company, launched in 2015.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of South Florida, and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame. She volunteers on non-profit boards serving children and women, and with her church, as well as supporting private schools providing educational opportunities to underserved communities.DS News recently spoke to Gilbert at the Five Star Institute’s Legal League 100 Spring Summit, where she discussed the state of the industry, challenges, trends, upcoming court cases, and how technology will impact the industry moving forward.What are the biggest challenges currently faced by servicers operating in the default space, and for the law firms that assist them?“Probably the cost of default servicing and shrinking profit margins. It costs more to service a defaulted loan due to compliance and regulation requirements. Some go south and get dismissed and have to be refiled, and that’s the cost of doing business. Volumes are low, but the fees are also low compared to traditional law firm practices. Firms have to learn how to run lean and mean in order to stay in the black, hopefully make a profit, and hold on until they are in a more profitable state.The Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus. How important was that case and what larger impact could it have on the industry landscape?The Obduskey case held that, in a non-judicial state, a law firm is not a debt collector. That ruling addresses those facts and that particular type of firm and state, but would the concept apply to judicial states and law firms within that space? While some of us do consumer collection work, what we do in the foreclosure space is not what you consider to be debt collection: calling the borrower, trying to get them to pay—it’s strictly the action to foreclose the lien.How is technology changing the way you do business and interact with servicers and borrowers?Technology is a great, untapped resource for default servicing. With the regular servicing of non-defaulted loans, servicers and lenders are using the technology to make it a seamless transaction for that borrower. They can do everything electronically, manage their loan, and communicate with their servicer. The default space is different, and it’s a case-by-case basis. Eventually, they’re going to determine how to use technology best—utilizing technologies such as blockchain to improve efficiency, cut down on costs and the overhead, and generally streamline everything. However, I think default servicing will lag a little behind regular servicing simply due to the nature of the individual borrowers.What trends or changes do you see within the industry as we head toward 2020?Whenever things are slow, whenever there are low volumes within default, that’s an opportunity to innovate, to look at your tech in the law firm side, create integrations and automation to improve our systems. It might seem a little counterintuitive, as I’m going to want to limit my expenses during my slow time, but that is the time to innovate affordably, and then to utilize those innovations once volume picks back up.What are the most challenging parts of managing the interactions between servicers and their various partners?What I hear all the time is such a simple concept—communication. Answer the vendor systems, answer emails, answer the calls. It’s about timely communication.Why are events such as the Legal League Summits important? What do you hope to take away from these events?Face-to-face connections and interactions are of the utmost importance. Even with the discussion about how artificial intelligence may replace jobs and people, it still comes down to old-fashioned communication and personal relationships. We are still human beings, and we still want to connect. We want to learn from one another and improve our space in the world. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Editor’s note: This piece originally contained an incorrect reference to The Wolf Firm. We apologize for this error. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

FHFA’s Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Activity Report

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Veronica Bradley Share Save January 28, 2021 1,241 Views Previous: How COVID-19 Financial Struggles Could Eventually Help Drive Homeownership Next: Most Valuable Company Profile: BRON, Inc. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Veronica Bradley has covered the consumer packaged goods industry, the tech industry, the healthcare industry, and a few other industries that impact people’s daily lives. When she isn’t researching and writing, she moonlights as an amateur accountant and bookkeeper for a small family brewpub, because unlike most writers, she isn’t afraid of numbers. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / FHFA’s Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Activity Report The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News FHFA’s Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Activity Report 2021-01-28 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released the Federal Property Manager’s 21-page Foreclosure Prevention, Refinance Report for October 2020. The full document details the entire month, but here are some highlights. When it came to refinancing, October continued to raise numbers. A record-breaking month for refinancing, decreasing mortgage rates incentivized more people to refinance their existing properties. In fact, the already-low September mortgage rate of 2.89% fell a few more hundredths of a point to 2.83%. Since the program’s inception in September of 2008, 107 refinances were completed through the High LTV refinance option. Two were completed in October. Cash-out refinances were on the rise, but only marginally. After hitting a low of 25% in August and steadily increasing during September, they hit 26% in October. With the continuous decrease in mortgage rates, there are more opportunities for on cash-out borrowers to get lower rates and lower monthly payments when they refinance. As for foreclosure prevention actions in October, the total since September 2008 has risen to 5, 391,530. October’s number is 166,189, 45%, or 2,890, of which were permanent loan modifications. The total number of permanent loan modifications since the program began is 2,434,509. The COVID-19 related forbearance plan saw an increase in activity. In October, 83,384 borrowers received payment deferrals compared to 72,589 in September. However, initiated forbearance plans saw a decreased 9%. This sets the total number of loans in forbearance plans at 922,589 versus 1,045,808 the month before. October also saw 315 short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, which is a seven percent rise compared with September. Foreclosure and third-party sales went up 19% to 741, but foreclosure starts decreased 13%. The 30-59 days delinquency rate also decreased, hitting 1.01%. The serious delinquency rate fell, as well, to 2.99%. September’s rate was 3.14%. For much more information, read the entire Federal Property Manager’s Foreclosure Prevention, Refinance Report for October 2020.   Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Deputy Doherty accuses Environment Minsiter of ‘bully-boy’ tactics

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – July 20, 2012 News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleGAA – O’Neill Named In Tyrone Team For KerryNext articleDeputy Dinny McGinley calls passing of Galtacht Bill historic moment News Highland Deputy Doherty accuses Environment Minsiter of ‘bully-boy’ tactics Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ The Environment Minister is being accused of using “bully boy” tactics in a bid to get more people to pay the Household Charge.Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says Phil Hogan has announced he is going to withhold millions of euros from Local Councils.The Donegal South West Deputy says this will have a serious impact on the provision of services for hundreds of thousands of families.Pearse Doherty says there was no mention of the charge when councils were given their 2012 allocations from the local government fund last December….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pearsfri.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more