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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I wrote about Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT) just over a week ago. But the stock is back in the limelight again.  James Anderson, one-half of the investment duo that manages the trust, has decided to retire. While he has generated an impressive long-term track record, I’d still buy the shares and here’s why.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…RetirementTom Slater and James Anderson are the investment brains behind Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust. While Anderson has announced his retirement, Slater will continue to manage the concentrated portfolio. When I’m buying a trust, I’m really paying for the fund managers’ expertise. I’ve huge admiration for what Slater and Anderson have achieved. But after nearly four decades at Baillie Gifford, the asset manager behind the trust, I don’t blame Anderson for going out on a high. I think Anderson has been key in the leadership and growth of Baillie Gifford. He’s certainly been part of the success of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust. I can’t forget the impressive profits generated from the Tesla holding. But I guess all good things must come to an end.I don’t think all is lost yet as Anderson will stay until April 2022. This means that Baillie Gifford has given investors a one-year notice period. Given Anderson’s tenure with the asset manager, I can’t say I’m surprised that he’s sailing off into the sunset. I think he’s done a fantastic job with the trust.The successorI think Anderson’s boots will be hard to fill but Baillie Gifford has a good track record when in comes to transition processes. It’s worth noting that while Slater and Anderson are the lead names on Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, they are supported by a diverse investment team.I reckon Baillie Gifford has developed several talented successors in Anderson’s team. I think life after Anderson will go on. So what will be happening now with Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust?Well, Slater will of course have to step up as the main person behind the trust. But to alleviate the pressure, he will be supported by Lawrence Burns, who will act as deputy fund manager of the global portfolio.Burns manages some of Baillie Gifford’s funds and so he already has an influential role at the asset manager. In fact, he’s an experienced member of the long-term global growth team that Anderson founded.My viewSome investors may be nervous over this change in leadership. It comes after the shares have been hit by a tech sell-off, a theme which is very prominent through the portfolio. 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first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. Polly HIlsabeck says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ethnic Ministries Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Patricia Dungy says: Rector Belleville, IL Derrick Wedderburn (Reverend) says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Dianne Aid says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 9, 2017 Colleen Fontenot says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Union of Black Episcopalians President Annette Buchanan, left, waits in the procession before Eucharist at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia during the group’s recent 49th annual conference. With her is the Rev. Sandye Wilson, rector of St. Andrew & Holy Communion in South Orange, New Jersey, and an adviser to Buchanan. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Asbury Park, New Jersey] Annette Buchanan recently spoke to Episcopal News Service about her role as president of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the organization’s goals and importance within the Episcopal Church.The Union of Black Episcopalians is the descendant of several such organizations with the church, dating from 1856 when the Rev. James Theodore Holly (who later became the bishop of Haiti) founded the Protestant Episcopal Society for Promoting the Extension of the Church Among Colored People. On Feb. 8, 1968, 17 black priests met at St. Philip’s Church, New York, and founded the Union of Black Clergy and Laity to remove racism from the church and society, and to stimulate the growth of black membership. The name was changed to the Union of Black Episcopalians in 1971. UBE has more than 55 chapters and interest groups throughout the continental United States and the Caribbean. It also has members in Canada, Africa and Latin America.When UBE met in July for the 49th time, the members marked another milestone: meeting jointly for the first time with the African Descent Lutheran Association.Buchanan is in the first year of her second three-year term as president. During her first term, she said, the organization had to rebuild its infrastructure, tackling communications, administration and financial issues. UBE also conducted a membership drive.Annette BuchananBorn: Jamaica, West IndiesResidence: Neptune, New JerseyWho: President of the Union of Black Episcopalians. Professional background: 27-year career with the telecommunication companies Bell Labs, AT&T, Lucent and Avaya; began career as a software developer and systems engineer, culminating as the director of technology strategy and development. B.A. computer science/psychology, Hunter College, City University of New York.The union also began a collaboration with two other advocacy groups in the Episcopal Church: the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice and the Episcopal Ecological Network.And, there is now a position on UBE’s board for a young adult, and the group is actively recruiting youth and young adult members. “We started with eight young adults three years ago and now we had 30 at this conference,” Buchanan said. “That’s part of the strength of UBE is that it’s multigenerational. I really believe that is part of our strength. We’ve found a way over the years to blend and make it work.”In the coming years, look for UBE to focus on social justice advocacy, black church vitality and leadership development, Buchanan said. All of UBE’s efforts are focused on “being true to our mission, which is racial and social justice. And, to ensure that we are doing that at the local, regional and national level.”First of all, what was your reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its aftermath?Tragic but not surprising. Most of the analysis from the well-respected voices in the black community pointed out that white racial anxiety, not economic anxiety, was a major reason for the current president’s victory. Additionally, his unapologetic rhetoric as the birther cheerleader, challenging President Obama’s legitimacy [to serve], was an attraction for many. Others may have voted twice for a black president but wanted someone they could control and who would fix all their problems. So, given this toxic stew, it is no surprise that these racial hate groups have been emboldened by the bullhorn (not dog whistle) that they are hearing from the White House.The church’s response to Charlottesville is to again acknowledge that we are not living in a post-racial society and [we must] address racism as it exists in our own sphere of influence: being reflective and thoughtful about how racism is manifested in our families, congregation, with our staff/colleagues, within the community we live and serve, and pledging to do at least one thing to eradicate that negative behavior. Starting small will prepare us for the larger battles of voter suppression, mass incarceration, environmental injustice and the many structural issue of racism within our church and society. UBE’s role is to continue to advocate within our church and community for racial and social justice reform and to be boldly engaged in the solution for the eradication of this destructive sin.How did you come into the Episcopal Church and how did UBE figure into it?I started in the Episcopal Church when I was in Brooklyn. My mother attended St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on Avenue D. It’s one the largest, if not the largest, Afro-Caribbean churches – over 1,000 members. It’s sort of one of our megachurches. I was in my young-adult phase with a young family, and my mother encouraged us to go to church. I became semi-active. I did the Boy Scouts thing and the youth work. This would have been the mid-’80s. In the later 1980s, I got a job at AT&T. I worked for Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey, and so my family and I moved to Neptune. At a Black History Month program, I met the Rev. Sandye Wilson, who was one of the presenters, and at that time, she was the rector of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in [nearby] Asbury Park [where Buchanan now is a member]. She and other members of this congregation were very active UBE members.I attended my first UBE conference in 1991 in New Orleans. That was just mind-blowing because that was when the Rev. Curtis Sisco was alive. [Sisco was rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, New Orleans, and the liturgical editor of Lift Every Voice and Sing II.] He was the chaplain and dean for that conference. It was a very unique experience in terms of infusing the services with Afro-American-Caribbean liturgy styles.So, I have been there since, very active at the local level. We have a chapter in New Jersey. In the local chapter, I worked my way up from secretary to vice president to president. Then I was asked to run for the Mid-Atlantic region. I then served as national secretary and then four years ago I was elected to national president.Can you tell us about how your discernment led you to stand for election as UBE president?There’s really two tracks. There’s a track in which I was discerning being part of a religion that upheld and invited in people who were of African descent. I was studying a lot of black history and so, for me, a denomination that was purely white [meant] there was something missing. What UBE did was bring that black Afro-American perspective, especially when you looked at the history of UBE and how it intersects with the Civil Rights Movement. The other aspect of it was, because I worked at Bell Labs and I was an engineer, there were some skills that I had developed. I was in management so I had very good training in team-building and organization skills that were well-baked – I spent 25 years at AT&T. Those skills were extremely transferable to the organization. So, it was a marrying of those two: my needing to have affirmed my blackness within the church and my leadership, teamwork and management skills. Those intersected and that’s what brought me here.How would you describe UBE’s importance to its members and the wider church?We hold up to the church the fact that black Episcopalians as a group exist, that we have made major contributions the church, and that we will continue to be here and to offer ourselves and our ministry to the church at large. We’re a witness. That shows up in many ways. For example, we sponsored Artemisia Bowden as one of the saints in our calendar. If you don’t have someone advocating on your behalf, you get overlooked.We hold the church accountable for its institutional racism that still exists. It is sort of the Obama Syndrome: because we have a black presiding bishop means we are post-racial. There’s still places where we’ve had to hold the church accountable. Many of the things we don’t make public, but one of the things we look at, for example, is our seminaries and the staff at the seminaries. We ask why there are no black professors. When you hold people accountable and ask the question, that is not affirmative action. That is just asking them to hold up a mirror and to be intentional when they’re doing their recruiting to include as part of their consideration someone who is not like the people they have had before.We also look at the ordination process and [diocesan] commissions on ministry who need to be sensitive to the fact that they need to have anti-racism training. We’ve heard from people who go through this process that they don’t embrace them, and a lot of them feel that it’s because of who they are.And, of course, we encourage folks to be on diocesan councils, standing committees, finance and budget. They have to be part of the decision-making of the church. Our role is to ensure that we are everywhere we need to be within this church.Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been getting more and more attention in the Episcopal Church. UBE has always been connected to those institutions, but it seems the organization has become more visible in its advocacy there.We have a strong proponent in our presiding bishop. He is all about HBCUs, and at last year’s conference he charged us to make HBCUs a priority. This charge reinforced our role of advocacy on behalf of their funding. We’ve only just begun to do it with our churches, to remind people that HBCUs exist [so they can] have that be a choice that families make. So many people don’t even know that they exist. The schools’ graduation rates are pretty high because of the support that their students get from the community that is there. Some can survive in the larger state schools, others really need that familial-type environment.Our role is to be the ambassadors for the schools and have all our churches, through our chapters, be reintroduced to the HBCUs so that their students can consider these schools when they are making their decisions about colleges. [The General Convention budget] is always an issue for the church, and we have to hold the church accountable for the funds because the largest outreach that we do as a church to the black community is the HBCUs.Why is it important for the Episcopal Church continue and even deepen its support for the two Episcopal-affiliated HBCUs?People always ask the question: Why in 2017 do you need a black church? Why do you need UBE? Every time we host something, the comments section says: Why do you have a Union of Black Episcopalians? We don’t have a Union of White Episcopalians. That’s called the Episcopal Church.Supporting HBCUs is part of our history of reconciliation because if you know the history of black folks in this church, supporting the remnants of the HBCUs is the least that we can do. When you know that segregation existed … we have an obligation to these schools to help them to reach out again to these students, many of whom don’t have other options or for whom other institutions of learning will not work. [We need] to honor the history of these HBCUs, and their graduates that they have produced for our community, especially for young black men to avoid the school-to-prison pipeline and to give them opportunities to be good citizens by showing that there is a community that cares for them. And, if we do it for one child, then it is worth it.Speaking of historically black institutions, is there a difference these days between historically black churches and churches that are primarily white institutions with black members?Originally, most black Episcopalians were in historically black churches. As people have moved and migrated, they’re in different types of churches. Some of them are in churches that are predominately white and they’re the only [black] family. Some of them are in multicultural churches. People who are in mixed congregations somehow feel like they miss out on information [from UBE] because it is easier for us to get to them when they are in historically black congregations. The infrastructure is there. We can get to the clergy, whether they are white or black.Part of our challenge is how to reach all black Episcopalians who may not be in historically black churches. And, I think that increasingly people are not in historically black churches. What also happens to people that come into those settings, we find that most of them don’t know what the issues are and they also don’t know the history. They tend to think that everything is OK until they run into a situation. That is why they come to the conference, because that is the only time they are with other black Episcopalians. It’s a reunion.What else didn’t I ask you that you would like the entire Episcopal Church to know about black Episcopalians and their ministries?Our ministry extends beyond African Americans. It’s to the Diaspora – the Haitians, the Africans, [people from the] Caribbean – so our ministry now needs to speak to that and does speak to that. UBE is an umbrella organization for all of the Diaspora, even though some may have their own organizations. With that, what we hold in our hands is a plethora of ideas. People that are more conservative or people who are more progressive or more traditional or more contemporary in terms of church worship. I think that’s a model for the church to look into: that everyone can be together in the same organization and just try to balance all that it means to be Episcopalian.We’ve just started a chapter in Haiti and [some people asked] why do we need a Union of Black Episcopalians in a black country. We had to talk about having a seat at the table, and influence and reconciliation. We said to them that we are not missionaries; we have come to learn from you. Even when we are reaching out ecumenically, part of our goal is that all of us have something to learn from each other.For instance, we know that the church is growing in Africa and in the Caribbean, and people might suggest that they are a throwback to the past and there are no [modern] distractions there, but the fact is they have the same distractions we do and the church is still strong. What are they doing in terms of evangelism and outreach to have folks be in church? Their churches are thriving, so what is that about?— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service.This interview was edited for clarity and condensed. October 11, 2017 at 9:27 am While I appreciate your work, I am troubled that in our church we are now doing identity politics. We are not black, white, Asian, or anything else! We are ALL God’s children and as such we should promote unity within the church! We belong to the Episcopal UNITY as Christians united FOR God and for the spreading of the Good News of Jesus Christ.Please stop with the separation of Christians by skin color or ethnicity. We welcome ALL to God’s table! October 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm Thank you for your hard work and dedication to UBE October 13, 2017 at 3:27 pm Polly, You sound like a racist. How did whites create the concept of race? Just the existence of a separate organization to segregate any race is counterproductive to the unity of all races in the Episcopal Church. You would do well to look inward. October 10, 2017 at 2:18 am Thank you for this excellent article. I have the blessing of working with Annette through the Networks Collaborative. She is so knowledgeable. Dianne Aid,The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC October 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm More left-wing identity politics! We are all God’s children, all Episcopalians; there is no need for separation by color, ethnicity, male or female, sexual orientation or anything but unity. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm Many of the things we don’t make public, but one of the things we look at, for example, is our seminaries and the staff at the seminaries. We ask why there are no black professors. When you hold people accountable and ask the question, that is not affirmative action. That is just asking them to hold up a mirror and to be intentional when they’re doing their recruiting to include as part of their consideration someone who is not like the people they have had before.We also look at the ordination process and [diocesan] commissions on ministry who need to be sensitive to the fact that they need to have anti-racism training. We’ve heard from people who go through this process that they don’t embrace them, and a lot of them feel that it’s because of who they are.Yes, Ms. Buchanan! I am a CDSP alum and for over 3 decades have challenged the seminary to seek, recruit, welcome diverse faculty, staff and students. To me, it’s a no-brainer: to be in a position of power, which seminaries are, and to blame lack of numbers in the “pool” of the eligible is lame.Yes! All Standing Committees, Commissions on Ministry, Church officials, all clergy, all seminary faculty, administration, staff should be REQUIRED to do anti-racism training. What an easy way to educate and inform critical historic, theological and evangelistic thinking and acting. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bill Louis says: 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 Comments (11) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Rev. Polly HIlsabeck says: Q&A: Union of Black Episcopalians President Annette Buchanan Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA October 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm Our Church is not “doing identity politics”; the Episcopal Church through the UBE and other ministries is addressing our COMMON American history . Blacks did not create the concept of race. Whites did. To divide and subjugate God’s creation. If we did, indeed, welcome all to the table, historically and currently, then there would be no need for further conversation. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN October 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm Many of the things we don’t make public, but one of the things we look at, for example, is our seminaries and the staff at the seminaries. We ask why there are no black professors. When you hold people accountable and ask the question, that is not affirmative action. That is just asking them to hold up a mirror and to be intentional when they’re doing their recruiting to include as part of their consideration someone who is not like the people they have had before.We also look at the ordination process and [diocesan] commissions on ministry who need to be sensitive to the fact that they need to have anti-racism training. We’ve heard from people who go through this process that they don’t embrace them, and a lot of them feel that it’s because of who they are.Yes! All Standing Committees, Commissions on Ministry, Church officials, all clergy, all seminary faculty, administration, staff should be REQUIRED to do anti-racism training. What an easy way to educate and inform critical historic, theological and evangelistic thinking and acting to more fully inhabit God’s kingdom. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Rev. Polly HIlsabeck says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm Many of the things we don’t make public, but one of the things we look at, for example, is our seminaries and the staff at the seminaries. We ask why there are no black professors. When you hold people accountable and ask the question, that is not affirmative action. That is just asking them to hold up a mirror and to be intentional when they’re doing their recruiting to include as part of their consideration someone who is not like the people they have had before.We also look at the ordination process and [diocesan] commissions on ministry who need to be sensitive to the fact that they need to have anti-racism training. We’ve heard from people who go through this process that they don’t embrace them, and a lot of them feel that it’s because of who they are.Yes, Ms. Buchanan! I am a CDSP alum and for over 3 decades have challenged the seminary to seek, recruit, welcome diverse faculty, staff and students. To me, it’s a no-brainer: use position of power, which seminaries are, to lead the church to more fully inhabit God’s kingdom.Yes! All Standing Committees, Commissions on Ministry, Church officials, all clergy, all seminary faculty, administration, staff should be REQUIRED to do anti-racism training. What an easy way to educate and inform critical historic, theological and evangelistic thinking and acting. October 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm Madam,what is your problem? Social Justice has always played an important part in the life of the Episcopal Church in the US. Where did you loose this? Jesus himself and his Apostles not only talked about this,and actually show us how to bring justice to those in oppressed circumstances If you do not believe African Americans are not oppressed you need to learn it It pains me personally to hear a fellow Episcopalian suggest that because we support work with Historically Black Colleges we are playing “Identity Politics”. That is Right Wing code for Racism,plain and simple. The Rev. Polly HIlsabeck says: Rector Bath, NC 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 Tampa, FL F. W. McKinnon says: Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 October 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm Good job Canon Annette!! We are proud of you!!! Keep up the good work!!!! 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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Australia Text description provided by the architects. The project cuts a slice along a steep contour and fits carefully between an open exposed street, a green strip and an existing tennis court. When dealing with the sloping land form, this building acts as a retaining wall in itself. With a heavy concrete panel wall addressing the street, the entry to the building is marked by a dark stained plywood box punctures the wall. Save this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonWoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels + Creaktive in Social HousingIn the context of its bushland setting, the concrete picks out the silver of the ti-tree and shimmers when rain soaked in a similar manner. The building rests as an object in its landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Wolveridge ArchitectsNo openings are visible from the street. This is the south side of the building, it is cold and uninviting, not unlike the prevailing conditions which beat heavily upon it. The house purposefully turns its back on the public outside area to provide privacy for the residents. Beyond the entry is a light filled north facing and somewhat deceptively spacious building. Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe building program comprises a master bedroom, living areas and connecting decks at the upper level. There is also parkings spaces for two cars and a golf cart. The house is ideal for a retired couple, or those who like to send the kids downstairs. As the land falls away, more bedrooms and a large rumpus at the lower level have a greater connection with the site, with its intimate views, an open lawn area and the tennis court. Save this picture!Courtesy of Wolveridge ArchitectsThe building is clad in materials typical to coastal environments – stained rough-sawn cedar cladding, naturally finished concrete panels and sections of compressed sheet as a feature. The dwelling is 4 Star energy rated, with insulated concrete panels, double glazing, water tanks and upgraded insulation.Save this picture!North ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Korea Teachers Pension Head Office / Tomoon Architects and EngineersArticlesExtending the Louvre / Carl Fredrik Svenstedt ArchitecteArticles Share ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Wolveridge Architects+ 18 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Australia CopyAbout this officeWolveridge ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesAustraliaPublished on July 16, 2011Cite: “Cape Schanck House / Wolveridge Architects” 16 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Cape Schanck House / Wolveridge ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCape Schanck House / Wolveridge Architects Architects: Wolveridge Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Cape Schanck House / Wolveridge Architects “COPY” Projects 2003last_img read more

first_img Annual Calaveras event Local News Twitter Facebook By Odessa American – May 27, 2021 The Time Bandits of Kerrville have scheduled the second annual Monahans Calaveras event at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Million Barrel Museum, 400 E. Fourth St., Monahans.There will be bike games, jumpers, vendors and live music.Visit Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp TAGSCalaverasmonahansTime Bandits of Kerrville WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleLandgraf staffer resigns Next articleSummer Day Camp Odessa Americanlast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Haveyou ever thought of setting up on your own as an occupational healthconsultant? While this style of working will not suit everyone, the benefits ofbeing your own boss can be yours through determination and by adopting aprofessional approach, by  CynthiaAtwell Running my own consultancy was something I had always wanted to do. However,due to personal circumstances it was not possible until I resigned as Head ofOH Nursing with BUPA Occupational Health in July 1999. At that time I did not know what my next move would be. I took three monthsout to take stock of my life, decide what I wanted to do and, most importantly,spend time with my family and friends. Travelling to London from Staffordshireevery day for seven years had not left much time for anything other than work. This article, based on personal experience, provides information andpresents ideas for those who aspire to work as an independent consultant. According to the DfEE’s Labour Market Trends for 19971, 99 per cent of UKbusinesses are small and medium-sized enterprises – SMEs, employing fewer than50 people, with nine out of 10 firms employing fewer than five people. TheHSC’s Occupational Health Advisory Committee’s 1999 report2 also discusses thechanging patterns of employment and the effects this has on the provision ofoccupational health to the working population. Reports such as these have had a significant impact on the number of privateoccupational health services and independent occupational health consultants.The trend towards smaller businesses, short-term and part-time contracts, andhomeworking, has made the provision of occupational health services moredifficult. Therefore, to increase the opportunities for people to have betteraccess to services, there has been a massive growth in freelance consultants. Opportunities for occupational health consultants have never been greater,as companies look for more flexible and accessible services. However, workingindependently does have its problems and challenges. The main challenges are: – Deciding on what services you can provide, how and to whom – Setting up the business – should you be self-employed or form a limitedcompany? – Deciding on pricing – how much to charge – Obtaining work – promoting yourself, what services should you offer, howshould you advertise? – Obtaining the skills to manage your own business, such as basicaccounting, dealing with tax and VAT, understanding data protection issues – Deciding what office equipment will you need, including computer hardwareand software systems and their costs – The practical aspects – managing letter and report writing, invoicing,setting up and managing records and filing systems – Developing links for access to other advice and support, such asoccupational medicine, hygiene and safety. It is also vital to monitor yourstandards – auditing and peer review must be included To address some of these challenges I made contact with the Training andEnterprise Council in my local area. The TEC provides information, support andtraining for setting up in business. Most of its services are free and itprovides ongoing support for up to a year which I found invaluable. I did afive-day course, which covered the basics of setting up in business, including:– Calculating a survival budget – Assessing the market and forecasting the first year’s sales – Tax, VAT, insurance, record keeping and accounting – Cashflow planning A business plan At the end of the five days attendees were expected to produce a businessplan for our proposed ventures. While business planning is something I had beeninvolved with in many of my previous jobs, doing it for yourself is verydifferent. The business plan is a fundamental document for any business. It helps tocrystallise and focus ideas, set objectives and to monitor performance. It is avital tool when dealing with the bank if you need to secure financial backingor overdraft facilities. Whether you decide to be self-employed as a sole trader or trade as alimited company must be your own decision and depends on what you are planningto do. This also applies to whether or not you register for VAT, which iscontrolled by turnover. The present limit for VAT is up to £51,000 turnover ayear, after which it is a legal requirement to register. I decided to registeras a matter of course, having obtained advice from the local enterprisecouncil. This has advantages when buying supplies, and most of the companies Ideal with expect their suppliers to be VAT registered. I set up as a sole trader as I did not intend to develop the business to thepoint where I had to start employing others. However, had I been startingearlier in my career, I would probably have set up as a limited company. Calculating tax and national insurance contributions was another aspect ofbusiness covered on the course. Although an accountant will do this for you itis always wise to know how it is done so that you can check and feel incontrol. Having good office equipment is important – a computer is essential,together with the right software to help manage the business. There are a number of good software packages available, which will produceinvoices, automatically transfer the details to your business money account andultimately produce information for the VAT return and financial year-endinformation, at the press of a button. My original business plan objectives and services I intended to provide havechanged greatly over the past three years. Although I did carry out someadvertising and circulated information leaflets to various organisations, mostof the work I have obtained has been by word of mouth. Therefore I would notadvise anyone to spend a lot on advertising. It is also important to targetadvertising to specific businesses. Professional challenges One of the issues I was concerned about was working alone as apart from myfirst post in occupational health, I had always worked in a team and latterlyhad been leading interdisciplinary teams. However, to overcome this I havemaintained contact with many of my medical, hygiene and nursing colleagues –something that is vital in accessing support and advice when needed. Setting professional standards The need to have written professional standards is paramount to practiceanywhere and even more so as an independent practitioner. Customers need to knowwhat you can provide, how you will provide it and what the professionalparameters are. When negotiating for work a contract of prices and service levels isnormally agreed, but just as important is the need to draw up an agreement onthe professional standards that will apply. As a minimum these standards shouldinclude reference to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of ProfessionalConduct; confidentiality; data protection and access to medical records;medical reports; and sickness absence management. This approach will mean there should be no surprises and will stop customersmaking requests that could be unethical or breach confidentiality. However,this cannot be guaranteed. Insurance and professional indemnity No OH nurse should be working without professional indemnity insurance. WhenOH nurses are employed, employers have vicarious liability for their actions,however self-employment is a different matter, so cover is vital. You should consider the need for public liability insurance and seek advicefrom your insurers. There are differing views on the need for consultants tohave public liability insurance and much will depend on the type of work youintend to carry out and the possibility of harm to the person or damage toproperty, when carrying out those services. Organisational cultures Working independently means that you could be working with many differentorganisations, both in the public and private sector. SMEs are the main targetsas most of the large multinational companies either have an in-house service orare serviced by the larger, private occupational health providers. However, there are also opportunities available in some large companies,which are looking for local provision and do not want to deal with the majorproviders. These companies will usually have their own general policies andprocedures, controlled at head office, but want local needs to be the priorityand there is room for innovation here. This variety means that you have to adapt on a daily basis to changingcultures. Some of the businesses I deal with have a very casual approach tobusiness and they expect me to be the same, and this can be a challenge if youare more used to a formal approach. Conclusion The advantages of working as a freelance consultant far outweigh thedisadvantages. Some people see being a consultant as the last resort, when you cannot doanything else. It is quite the opposite. You must be a self-starter, set high professionalstandards and work to them, be self-disciplined; have good procedures; apositive manner and the ability to deal with all types of customers. You can do it by adopting the right positive attitude towards hard work, anacceptance that things will not always go the way you have planned and theright personality to cope with disappointments. My only regret is that I did not work for myself earlier in my career,although on reflection the time might not have been right before. I would now find it very difficult to be an employee. I would hate losingthe degree of control I now have and the thought of, once again, being placedunder pressure and stress by someone else is unthinkable. The main secret of success is to set yourself up in a professional way andmake sure you have good computer systems. Ensure you have a good supportnetwork of professional colleagues – without this there would have been timeswhen I would have given up. After that all you need is the sheer determinationto succeed. References 1.DfEE (1998) Labour market trends for 1997 and the DTI Statistical PressRelease P/98/5972. HSC (1999) OHAC Report and Recommendations on improving access tooccupational health support, Good health is good business and Our healthiernation. London: HSC. – The Enterprise Agency/ Business Advice Service – contact your local branch– Business Link tel: 0345 202122. – The Enterprise Zone (backed by UK Government) – Federation of Small Businesses website Feedback It would be good to hear how other freelance consultants have managed.Perhaps we can start a discussion through Occupational Health, e-mail theeditor on: [email protected]  or write to: Occupational Health, 3rd Floor,Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS Cynthia Atwell is an independent occupational health consultant Benefits to the client – Independent advice – no hidden agenda, able to focus on customers’ needs– No pressure from a bigger organisation to sell otherservices, that are not necessarily needed– Development of specific services to meet the needs of thecompany – Easier access, direct contact with the service providerwithout having to go through others– Personal service with direct access to the consultant– Can be more cost-effective – fewer overheads– Flexibility of service. Many companies want to call foradvice and/or request a visit at varying times, they do not always want routinevisits. This can usually be easier to manage with an independent consultantPros and cons of working freelancePros– Providing the services you want to provide and the freedom todo that– Working the hours and days you want to work – although thiscan also be a disadvantage as the paperwork can mean working at weekends tokeep things under control– Setting and controlling your own professional standards– More opportunity to develop good relationships with customers– Having control of your own workload– Being able to be more innovative in service delivery– Being able to be more ‘accountable’, making your own decisionsCons– Working in isolation, without the immediate support of thewider organisation and team– Keeping up with paperwork, particularly invoicing and VATreturns Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. 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first_imgThe Late Quaternary climate history of the Larsemann Hills has been reconstructed using siliceous microfossils (diatoms, chrysophytes and silicoflagellates) in sediment cores extracted from three isolation lakes. Results show that the western peninsula, Stornes, and offshore islands were ice-covered between 30 000 yr BP and 13 500 cal. yr BP. From 13 500 cal. yr BP (shortly after the Antarctic Cold Reversal) the coastal lakes of the Larsemann Hills were deglaciated and biogenic sedimentation commenced. Between 13 500 and 11 500 cal. yr BP conditions were warmer and wetter than during the preceding glacial period, but still colder than today. From 11 500 to 9500 cal. yr BP there is evidence for wet and warm conditions, which probably is related to the early Holocene climate optimum, recorded in Antarctic ice cores. Between 9500 and 7400 cal. yr BP dry and cold conditions are inferred from high lake-water salinities, and low water levels and an extended duration of nearshore sea-ice. A second climate optimum occurred between 7400 and 5230 cal. yr BP when stratified, open water conditions during spring and summer characterised the marine coast of Prydz Bay. From 5230 until 2750 cal. yr BP sea-ice duration in Prydz Bay increased, with conditions similar to the present day. A short return to stratified, open water conditions and a reduction in nearshore winter sea-ice extent is evident between 2750 and 2200 cal. yr BP. Simultaneously, reconstructions of lake water depth and salinity suggests relatively humid and warm conditions on land between 3000 and 2000 cal. yr BP, which corresponds to a Holocene Hypsithermal reported elsewhere in Antarctica. Finally, dry conditions are recorded around 2000, between 760 and 690, and between 280 and 140 cal. yr BP. These data are consistent with ice-core records from Antarctica and support the hypothesis that lacustrine and marine sediments on land can be used to evaluate the effect of long-term climate change on the terrestrial environment.last_img read more

first_img Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Thursday, University of Utah men’s basketball junior forward Timmy Allen was named to the Pac-12 men’s basketball preseason all-conference first team by conference media.This was confirmed during the conference’s virtual media day. The Utes were picked to finish eighth in the conference standings by the league’s media.The 6-6 Allen, a product out of Mesa, Ariz., averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds last season while shooting 44.1 percent from the field.Allen earned all-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2019-20 and he is 108 points short of surpassing 1,000 points during his Ute career. He would become the 40th player in program history to achieve this distinction.UCLA was slated to win the Pac-12 title by conference media with 251 points. Utah received 131 points to place eighth.The Utes are expected to commence their season December 3 by hosting Washington at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. Tags: Utah Men’s Basketball November 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball’s Timmy Allen Selected To All-Pac-12 1st Teamlast_img read more

first_imgAuctioneer, Auction House, has just passed the 3,000 lots sold milestone for 2015 – and has done so one week earlier than last year.The 3,000th property, a two-bedroom semi-detached house in St Denys, Southampton, was sold for £150,000 by Auction House Pearsons last week.Auction House, named ‘Residential Auction House of the Year’ at the Negotiator Awards last month, achieved an average success rate of 76.5 per cent through to the end of November, raisingclose to £380 million.Roger Lake (left), Founding Director, Auction House, said, “Healthy sales in November have helped us to a position that is up over 8% on last year. At a time when EIG is reporting a downturn in total auction sales, the Auction House performance is a stand out result which is some 15% ahead of the sector. Yet again, our 40 regional auction rooms are punching well above their weight.”Lake is anticipating a busy first quarter for 2016, fuelled by greater numbers of sellers wanting to dispose of surplus stock and some of their tenanted investments before the 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge is introduced in April.“The balance of the year will be typified by much reduced motivation following the stamp duty hike, and a gradual recovery thereafter,” he added.“Supply, demand and prices will all be affected by new government policies and the auction sector will have to rapidly adjust to the new circumstances and the changed attitudes that they will generate. We are certainly in for another challenging year – but the benefits of speed, certainty and transparency that auctions offer will be the reasons for our continuing appeal.”Roger Lake 000 lots sold milestone for 2015 3 Auction House Auctioneer 2015-12-16The Negotiator Related articles Client accounting firm honoured with Queen’s Award29th April 2021 Give conveyancers up-front property information earlier, Sprift urges agents15th April 2021 Leading inventories service and Reapit integrate for ‘faster check-outs’9th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Products & Services » Auction House passes milestone Auction House passes milestone16th December 20150568 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgMultiple JCRs have mandated their OUSU representatives to vote for the NUS referendum motion being brought to OUSU Council tonight. The meeting will begin at 5.15 at Magdalen College.David Klemperer, one of Oxford’s NUS delegates and a member of the ‘Oh Well, Alright Then’ slate, proposed the motion which would resolve to hold a referendum in 5th week regarding affiliation to the NUS.Each college is permitted to send up the three representatives to OUSU Council. Trinity, Merton and Magdalen colleges, amongst others, have mandated all three OUSU reps to vote for the referendum. Other colleges, including Balliol and Somerville, have delegated the representatives proportionately, with two reps to vote to leave and one vote to stay.Motions have been highly controversial, with the Balliol meeting taking almost two hours to come to a decision.This motion comes only two years after a previous referendum regarding membership in the NUS in 2014, which was discarded after allegations of vote-rigging.The IndependentThe movement to get OUSU to disaffiliate from the NUS this time round was triggered following the election of Malia Bouattia to the NUS Presidency. Nearly 50 Jewish Societies from across the UK penned an open letter to Bouattia criticising her for expressing what some have perceived as anti-semitic views.A number of students have defended Bouattia, however, with Bouattia herself writing an article in The Guardian defending what she has said.last_img read more