Sumaré House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Sumaré House / Felipe Hess ArquitetosSave this projectSaveSumaré House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Fran Parente Collaborator:Lucas Miilher, Isabela Rosengarten, Natalie Calderini, Alfredo PeclatBuilder:RP GerenciaEngineer:Régis Villas-Boas, Paulo CostaLighting:RekaCity:SumaréCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fran ParenteRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The project consists of a major renovation. The old house, a typical construction of the neighborhood, with clay tile roof and “L” shape was located on the correct site of the plot facing the best sun and views. It’s exterior and interiors were completely renovated. All finishing’s and materials have been exchanged, and new distribution and partitions were made on the plan. Windows and openings were also changedSave this picture!© Fran ParenteThe new building brings a contemporary looks to the typical  pitched roof houses on the  surroundings. The clients, a young couple with two small children, wanted an informal home connected to the outside area, so they could comfortably entertain friends and with plenty of space for children to play.Save this picture!Floor PlanSince keeping the perimeter of the existing building, we create a set of composition of three volumes. Two with pitched roof house shape with sheet metal roof and a third one floor with sheet metal on the walls. The final construction looks like a small contemporary village.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteThe house is located on a corner plot and fully opens to the plaza on the opposite corner. The green square blends with the green of the house turning into a single background.Save this picture!© Fran ParenteProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Slovakian Firm GutGut Transformed Cold War Housing into a Sleek Modern StructureVideosHow Schønherr is Transforming Aarhus with Experimental Urban InterventionsMisc Share Houses Architects: Felipe Hess Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project 2015 CopyHouses•Sumaré, Brazil “COPY” Sumaré House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeFelipe Hess ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSumaréBrazilPublished on January 30, 2016Cite: “Sumaré House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos” 30 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Brazil “COPY” Save this picture!© Fran Parente+ 33 Sharelast_img read more

Microsoft to provide €10 million in-kind support in Ireland

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 15 April 2016 | News  114 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Ireland Microsoft Technology Main image: Anton Watman / Microsoft in Ireland has announced that it will donate more than €10 million in technology support to charities and non-profit organisations over the next two years.The support from Microsoft, which has nearly 2,000 employees in Ireland, is part of a three-year scheme announced earlier this year that will see Microsoft Philanthropies donate $1 billion of Microsoft Cloud Services to serve non-profits and university researchers over the next three years, according to the Irish Times.Microsoft Ireland says it has already donated €8 million in support to groups, with ISPCC, Enable Ireland, Concern, Jack & Jill and Irish Water Safety all benefitting from the support.center_img “We recognise that charities are playing a pivotal role in supporting and helping some of the most vulnerable people in society. Technology is, in many ways, a charity’s ideal partner – allowing the organisation to run services in previously unimaginable ways and enabling them to do more with limited resources,”said Orla Hogan, Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Communications, Microsoft Ireland.The initiative is intended to help the groups use technology to transform the way they deliver their services.Microsoft Ireland held a Tech4Good event at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin this week to highlight how charities and non-profits can use technology effectively.  113 total views,  3 views today Microsoft to provide €10 million in-kind support in Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

AFBF Files Suit to Protect Farmers’ Privacy

first_img Facebook Twitter “We support transparency and frequently advocate for increased government transparency,” said Stallman. “But publicly sharing spreadsheet upon spreadsheet of tens of thousands of peoples’ names, addresses and other personal information is not transparency in the workings of government—it is an invasion of the personal privacy of citizens. “EPA is in effect holding up a loudspeaker and broadcasting where private citizens live and where their children play,” continued Stallman. Facebook Twitter Earlier this year the farming and ranching community was shocked that EPA released personal information about thousands of livestock and poultry farmers and ranchers in 29 states in response to FOIA requests from three environmental organizations. The massive data release contained tens of thousands of lines in spreadsheets often including home phone numbers, home emails, employee contact information, home addresses and in some cases personal notes about the families. EPA had required state regulatory agencies to provide the agency with this information, which it then publicly released in its entirety. EPA has taken the position with AFBF and others that it has no legal obligation under FOIA to keep most of the information private. Now, in response to new FOIA requests, EPA intends to release additional personal information from farmers in Minnesota, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Washington. “In the scope of everything happening nationally with the exposure of citizens’ private information, it’s time to say enough is enough,” said Stallman. “Farm Bureau is not only standing up for farmers in this case, but we are also standing up for all citizens who shouldn’t have their personal information publicly disseminated by their government.” By seeking an immediate court order stopping EPA’s imminent release, AFBF hopes to stall disclosures of farmers’ and ranchers’ names, home addresses, GPS coordinates and personal contact information until a court can clarify EPA’s obligation to keep personal information about citizens private. The National Pork Producers Council joined AFBF in the lawsuit. SHARE Previous articleFuel Evolution Since 1776Next articleIndiana Farm Bureau Announces New Members of Public Policy team Gary Truitt Protecting farmers’ and ranchers’ right to privacy is a top priority, said the American Farm Bureau Federation, which took legal action today to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from publicly releasing personal information about thousands of farmers and ranchers and their families. EPA is expected to respond to several Freedom of Information Act requests this week, prompting AFBF to file a lawsuit and seek a temporary restraining order before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. AFBF Files Suit to Protect Farmers’ Privacy By Gary Truitt – Jul 5, 2013 “We are sticking up for the tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers whose personal information would end up in the public domain,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “This lawsuit is about the government’s unjustified intrusion into citizens’ private lives.” According to AFBF, the majority of farmers and ranchers, as well as their families, don’t just work on the farm—they live there, too. By turning over farmers’ names and addresses for public consumption, EPA is inviting intrusion into the privacy of farmers and their families on a nationwide scale. SHARE AFBF said it does not necessarily object to the collection of aggregated data of farm and ranch business information for government use, but in the wrong hands personal location information could disrupt farm activity and lead to farm equipment theft or even sabotage or criminal mischief, especially for those farms that store fertilizer and chemicals or have large numbers of animals on the farm. Home Indiana Agriculture News AFBF Files Suit to Protect Farmers’ Privacylast_img read more

Court convicts wrong man of knife attack on newspaper reporter

first_imgNews ————————————————————2 July 2008Journalist to be forced to attend trial of supposed assailantReporters Without Borders condemns a Baku court’s decision yesterday to order journalist Agil Khalil to attend the next hearing in the trial of a man accused of stabbing him on 13 March. Khalil says the man was falsely accused, and insists the attack was carried out by two unidentified men. “The judge’s decision to force Khalil to attend his supposed assailant’s trial highlights how the authorities have refused to go after those who were really responsible for the knife attack against him,” the press freedom organisation said. “They are ready to use any lie and the most despicable methods, including trying to smear him by turning the matter into a vice case. We reiterate our support for Khalil.”The trial of Khalil’s supposed assailant continued yesterday before a court in the Baku district of Nasimi without Khalil attending. At the prosecutor’s request, judge Shahin Abdullayev issued an order for Khalil to attend the next hearing on 3 July, if necessary by force.National security ministry officials attacked Khalil on 22 February when they spotted him photographing them in the course of an illegal land transaction. After his photos were published, he was stabbed in the chest on 13 March and had to undergo an operation. A few days later, investigators began pressuring him to accuse fellow journalists of the stabbing and to say the attacks were sexually-motivated.————————————————————-6 june 2008 “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en April 9, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Azerbaijan Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the trial of the supposed perpetrator of the 13 March stabbing of journalist Agil Khalil, which continued on 7 and 9 July before a Nasimi district court in Baku under judge Shahin Abdullayev. The court completed examination of witnesses and evidence, opening the way for the prosecutor to present his summing-up at the next hearing on 14 July. A verdict is expected by the end of the month.“This is not an impartial trial and the defendant is not one of the persons who tried to murder Khalil in a knife attack on 13 March,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This trial is a farce that is being conducted with the double aim of protecting the real perpetrators and discrediting Khalil.”The 7 July hearing focused on the fact that the defendant had drugs at his home and in his clothes. At one point, the defendant’s driver, Etibar Rasulov, was questioned by Khalil, who urged him not to lie. Asked if Khalil was in the defendant’s car on 13 March, he replied that he could not be sure if it was Khalil, only that it was someone with a “dark complexion.”The judge rejected a request by Khalil’s lawyer, Elchin Sadygov, for the court to question three people who witnessed an early attack on Khalil on 22 February.Material evidence gathered during the investigation was examined during the 9 July hearing. The court overruled objections from the defence, which questioned the reliability of some of the evidence including a CD-ROM supposedly containing a list of phone calls and messages sent from Khalil’s cellphone. The CD-ROM was accepted although it was provided by the national security ministry rather than the telecommunication’s company and did not have the latter’s stamp.Meanwhile, in a parallel development on 9 July, a court in the Yasamal district of Baku examined a complaint by Khalil against Department of Serious Crimes inspector Ali Guliyev and TV stations that broadcast interrogations in which witnesses such as Sergei Strekalin alleged that Khalil had connections with the homosexual community and that the stabbing was linked to these connections.The court rejected Sadygov’s request for a ban on the broadcasting of these interviews. Khalil is requesting public apologies, the right to respond on the TV stations to the allegations that conflict with his version of the 13 March stabbing, and 100,000 manats (15,000 euros) in damages. Members of the prosecutor’s office were sent summonses to attend the hearing but they did not turn up. The next hearing has been set for 23 July.——————————————————4 July 2008Azadlig reporter forced to attend alleged assailant’s trial Agil Khalil, a reporter for the daily Azadlig, was yesterday forced to attend the trial of Sergei Strekalin, a man who says he attacked Khalil with a knife on 13 March. Khalil insists that he was stabbed by two other persons who have not been unidentified.Khalil’s lawyer, Elchin Sadygov, submitted a request for the suspension of Strekalin’s trial and for a new investigation. He also challenged the composition of the court.When called to give evidence, Khalil said he had been forced to say he had a relationship with Strekalin. He repeated his earlier claim that investigators from the prosecutor office subjected him to physical and psychological pressure during interrogation on 4 and 5 April. He said they threatened to identify him as a homosexual if he did not accuse a fellow journalist of the stabbing. After he refused, several TV station’s broadcast the mysterious Strekalin’s claims on 7 April.Strekalin testified that he knew Khalil and helped to arrange homosexual encounters for him, by introducing men to him, mostly in his own home. He added that he stabbed Khalil when Khalil insisted on having sex with him and one of his friends.Khalil appealed to the prosecutor in court, urging him to “find those who really stabbed him.” The next hearing was set for 7 July. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Trial in reporter’s stabbing case called crude manipulationReporters Without Borders today accused the judicial authorities of a “crude manipulation” in the case of reporter Agil Khalil’s stabbing on 13 March. A Sergey Strekalin appeared before a Baku court yesterday on charges of stabbing Khalil and consuming drugs.“Despite international criticism, the Azerbaijani authorities are still trying to discredit Khalil by turning this stabbing into a vice case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Khalil blames interior ministry officials for the stabbing but the authorities never paid any attention to his version. We firmly condemn the way this case is being manipulated. This trial is a sham.”Strekalin said at yesterday’s hearing that he gave his statement of his own free will. His lawyer did not speak. Neither Khalil nor Khalil’s lawyer, Elchin Sadygov, attended the hearing. Khalil, who reports for the daily Azadlig, asked for a postponement because his lawyer was not available but prosecutor Eldar Gamzayev rejected the request on the grounds that it was just a preliminary hearing and Khalil’s presence was not necessary.At the end of the hearing, presiding judge Shahin Abdullayev set the trial for 20 June. News Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out more A court in the Baku district of Nasimi today sentenced Sergei Strekalin to 18 months in prison for a 13 March knife attack on Azadlig reporter Agil Khalil although Khalil insisted throughout the trial that Strekalin was not his assailant and that the trial had been staged with the sole aim of discrediting him, Khalil.“We deplore the fact that the investigation into Khalil’s attack led to Strekalin’s conviction and that Khalil’s real assailants were left alone,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This entire case was nothing but a sham designed to give the impression that the attack was sex-related although Khalil recognised security ministry employees among his assailants.Strekalin was convicted under criminal code article 127.1 (deliberate injury) and article 234.1 (possession of drugs). Khalil insisted that the investigation was not objective and that Strekalin had not attacked him. When judge Shahin Abdullayev issued his verdict today, Khalil exclaimed: “Shame on this unfair court!”Khalil and his lawyer said they would appeal against the verdict. News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan ————————————————-11 July 2008Sham trial of journalist’s supposed assailant continues Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Organisation July 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court convicts wrong man of knife attack on newspaper reporter to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Video-sharing website inaccessible again in Tunisia

first_img News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders today called on the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) to publicly explain why access to the video-sharing website Dailymotion is being blocked. Dailymotion has been inaccessible from within Tunisia since 1 September.“Whether it is responsible or not, the ATI should take a position on this measure and should not leave Tunisian Internet users with no idea of what is happening,” the press freedom organisation said.The ATI told Reporters Without Borders that it was “not aware of the filtering” that is assumed to be the cause. But TopNet, one of Tunisia’s leading Internet Service Providers, referred to “temporary filtering” that had been decided by the ATI.Technical problems were cited when Dailymotion could not be accessed for about 10 days in April. A privately-owned Internet Service Provider was said to have installed filtering that made it inaccessible throughout the country. December 26, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img News Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Tunisia November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News September 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Video-sharing website inaccessible again in Tunisia November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Pike County Fair opens next week

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Fair opens next week Email the author Sponsored Content “We’ve got the same Midway back from last year and it was a good one,” he said. “The Midway will have everything from the Merry-Go-Round and the kiddy cars to the big rides like the Ring O’ Fire and Ferris Wheel. It will be fun and exciting.”Admission to the Pike County Fair is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 6-11. Children under five are admitted free.“You can buy armbands for $15 and have unlimited riding,” Henderson said. “Wednesday night is buy-one, get-one free and that’s a goof deal. You pay for one armband and the other one is free.”In addition to great exhibits, a great Midway and a variety of traditional carnival foods, the 2014 Pike County Fair features nightly entertainment by some of the area’s most popular groups. Skip By Blood Sugar Blaster Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Pike County Fairgrounds are a-buzz with activity as the opening day for the 2014 Pike County Fair nears.James Henderson, a member of the sponsoring Troy Shrine Club, said the doors of the Fairgrounds will be open today through Sunday for the set up of booths and displays for the Pike County Fair that opens at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will run nightly through Saturday, Oct. 4.“We’ll be open today and we’ll open the doors at 8: 30 Saturday morning and keep them open as long as people need to get in to set up their booths,” Henderson said. “We’ll open again at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon and close up at 5 p.m. At that time, everything should be in place for the judging to begin on Monday.” Published 3:00 am Friday, September 26, 2014 Henderson said the Shriners have a box of ribbons to be awarded and hopes are to have a lot of entries in the different categories.“We have some prize money to give, too, so we encourage everybody to enter the Pike County Fair exhibits,” Henderson said. “And, of course, we invite everybody out to the Pike County Fair next week, Tuesday through Saturday nights.”Henderson said the Midway will be a fun and exciting one with rides for all ages. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Shaddix to speak Sunday Dr. Jim Shaddix will preach the morning worship service at Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy on Sunday and at… read more Print Article At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Benton Brothers will be featured in the Banks Bluegrass Showcase. The Alcazar Shrine Band will be featured at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The SheBANG! Cloggers will be on stage at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Ryan Alan Project following at 7:30.The Johnny Barron Waterfall Children’s Band Showcase will entertain at 8 p.m. Friday and the Perfection and Grace Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.Henderson said CB the Clown will be on the Midway each night to delight the young and young at heart.last_img read more

DC jogger stabbed to death in apparent ‘random’ attack, police say

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A desperate search is underway in the nation’s capital after a woman was stabbed to death while jogging in a trendy neighborhood just a few miles from the White House.Wendy Karina Martinez, 35, stumbled into a Chinese restaurant in Washington D.C.’s Logan Circle on Tuesday night, suffering from multiple stab wounds to the neck, police said. Martinez tried to alert customers to her attacker, but the suspect had already fled the scene, witnesses said.She was transported to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, police said. “They tried to provide medical assistance to her. Unfortunately, she was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said Wednesday. “It is more likely a random act than anything else, but we’re going to look at all possibilities.”“It’s horrible to see something like this happen in the city,” he added, describing the area as a “very safe neighborhood.”Martinez was an “avid runner” and worked for a local software company, according to her family. She and her fiancé, Daniel Hincapie, were engaged last week.“We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy. Wendy Karina Martinez was the light of our lives,” her mother, Cora Martinez, wrote in a statement. “Not only was she an avid runner, but she was a devout Christian, a wonderful friend, and a driven professional. Everything you hope that a daughter and a friend could be.” FiscalNote, where Wendy Martinez served as chief of staff, tweeted its condolences to her family on Wednesday. “The entire FiscalNote family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Wendy Martinez, our Chief of Staff, was killed last night,” the company wrote. “Wendy was an invaluable member of our team and a vibrant member of the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy’s family and friends.”The Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance footage of a suspect that showed a man wearing a long-sleeved mustard-colored shirt, flip flops and white socks.It is offering up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest.“We ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve the passing of her beautiful soul and inform her friends and family of this terrible news,” the victim’s mother said in her statement. “We also want to encourage the community to please contact the police with any information that may lead to finding justice for Wendy.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

What is best route to self-employment?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. What is best route to self-employment?On 27 May 2003 in Personnel Today I was made redundant at the end of March from a careers advisory role, whichI’d held for a year. Prior to this, I was in a general HR role for two-and-a-half years, becominga licentiate CIPD member, and this fixed-term role ended in November 2001. I am now considering either finishing my CIPD or continuing to seekemployment as a careers adviser, for which I will need my NVQ Careers Guidancequalification. Which of the two options would provide me with the opportunity to becomeself-employed, which is ultimately what I now want? Professor Bennison says: I can sympathise with you. I was made redundant at the end of my owngraduate traineeship because sales plummeted. It left me seriously questioningmy own career choice. My advice depends very much on which area of work you most wish to becomeself-employed in. On one hand, a career in HR management is indicated by yourconsideration of finishing your CIPD. On the other, you suggest you arethinking of capital-ising on the previous experience you gained as a careersadviser. There is no doubt that if you wish to follow the HR route, you cannot do betterthan completing the CIPD qualification for membership. The curriculum formembership includes not only subjects that are of direct importance to thepractice of HR management, but subjects that would be valuable to anyonesetting up a consultancy. The subjects covered will give you a good understanding of HR manage-mentsystems, procedures and philosophies, and equip you for a role as aself-employed consultant. Since many of the HR functions are currently being outsourced, I would thinkopportunities for a well-educated consultant will be forthcoming. I am concerned about your choice of the careers advisory role as aself-employed consultant, as I think the opportunities for work in this fieldare limited. I checked this out by searching the web under ‘nvq careersguidance’, which turned up many interesting sites. Among them was a papercalled Careers and Educational Guidance. I suggest you get a copy, as it contains lots of usefulinformation. This paper seems to indicate that the majority of careers advisers areemployed by educational establish-ments, local authorities and private firms,so opportunities for the self-employed may be limited. last_img read more

LIC Opportunity Zone dev site asks $60M

first_imgFull Name* Email Address* Carillo added that in the Covid era, office tenants are also looking for more space outside of Manhattan.“The site is the perfect canvas for a multi-tenant tower with the likelihood of individual tenant full-floors or for a single tenant user/corporate headquarters,” he said.The asking price is $63.5 million, or about $190 per buildable square foot. Funding projects in Opportunity Zones allows investors to defer or reduce their capital gains. The federal program, created in the 2017 tax reform, is billed as encouraging economic development in poor neighborhoods, but many of its zones include high-demand areas such as Long Island City.Contact Rich Bockmann Share via Shortlink Tagslong island cityOpportunity Zonescenter_img A rendering of the site at 41-50 21st Street in Long Island City (Rendering via FX Collaborative)A Queens developer is looking to sell his development site in a Long Island City Opportunity Zone for more than $60 million.East West Development is pitching its 334,000-square-foot assemblage near the Queensboro Bridge as an opportunity to build a last-mile logistics warehouse, a life-science center, a movie/TV studio or office, among other uses.The developer is also considering proposals for joint-ventures, built-to-suit projects and ground leases.“In Long Island City there is limited supply and high demand for life science, movie studio and new Class A medical office space,” said Peter Carillo of HKS Real Estate Advisors, who is marketing the site at 41-50 21st Street.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreRockrose Development to build Long Island City towerLIC faces condo development glutTen biggest NYC real estate projects of 2020 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

The real story of real estate’s loss to street vendors

first_img(iStock)The battle between New York City’s retail industry and street vendors has long been a lopsided contest.Think Harlem Globetrotters versus Washington Generals, with business leaders dribbling, passing and scoring with ease while street vendor representatives haplessly chase after the ball.But yesterday, all that changed. The vendors won. The Generals finally beat the Globetrotters.They got the City Council to pass a measure that has been pushed repeatedly over many years, only to be beaten back each time by business improvement districts and restaurant and merchant groups. The vote was 34 in favor, 13 opposed. Starting in July 2022, the city will issue 400 new food-vending permits annually for 10 years, more than doubling the current total of 3,000, which has been capped since 1983.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreBIDs see trouble as homeless flock to Manhattan hotelsStreet vendors battle for prime real estateHalf of city restaurants may not survive pandemic Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* TagsNYC Retail MarketReal Estate and PoliticsRetail Message*center_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* One reason the business lobby had always prevailed is that it’s wealthier and better connected than the vendors, who have a tiny group called the Street Vendor Project. The BIDs, funded by a property tax surcharge, lobby for retail landlords. Some have budgets in the millions of dollars. The vendor group has six employees and two interns.Also, many City Council members were receptive to the industry’s argument that street vendors take away sales from small businesses. Politicians don’t mind a corner without a street vendor, but hate to see cavities on commercial corridors where restaurants and food stores used to be.That said, politicians have also been sympathetic to vendors, who are almost entirely immigrants putting in long, exhausting shifts to feed their families. But let’s face it: No one’s going to win an election by saying they sided with vendors over corner stores.Consider Robert Cornegy Jr., a City Council member who stood with vendors on the steps of City Hall as a sponsor of their bill. Now, as a candidate for Brooklyn borough president, he’s against it. (His rationale: Covid. Never mind that the pandemic will be over before the new law has any impact.)To be sure, another 4,000 vendors in a city of 8.4 million people — one vendor for every 2,100 New Yorkers, not including tourists — will not fundamentally change the economy or force shopkeepers to close. Opponents’ predictions of doom, which preceded the coronavirus, were always overblown.But the bill will not end the street vendor problem that has plagued city policymakers for ages: the black market.As every economist knows, when the government sells a limited quantity of something valuable at an artificially low price, and forbids reselling it, a black market will form and people will sell it there.That’s what happened with food-vending permits.The city issued the 3,000 permits and made them renewable every two years for $200. Applicants gobbled them up and now lease them to vendors for, say, $24,000. Some permit holders have long left New York, or the U.S. entirely; they use brokers to handle the transactions. All the permit holders have to do is return every two years to renew.This is illegal, but unenforceable. If an inspector asks a vendor who the permit holder is, the vendor says, “It’s my partner” or “it’s my cousin.” The vendor never rats out the permit holder because if the permit were revoked, the vendor would be out of a job (and probably any unpaid “rent”).The city could have created a legal, functioning market for permits, as it did for taxi medallions in the 1930s, but it never did. Thus, your favorite vendors and food trucks are leasing permits in this illegal, unregulated system. They have no choice.The Street Vendor Project says the legislation solves this conundrum by requiring the new permit holders to be present at their food cart or truck. The original $200 permits will be converted to must-be-present permits by 2032, giving today’s permit renters 12 years to get one of the 4,000 new permits (only 1,000 of which may be used in Manhattan) or find a new line of work.Will this end the cheating? It is hard to see how.Manning a food cart is hard. Permit holders who cannot work from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, will not want to give up revenue (or risk losing their prime location, which is protected by an honor system and by “muscle” hired by permit brokers). They will undoubtedly find someone else to stand in for them, especially if they need the money to pay the rent.Is the city really going to revoke the permits of vendors caught doing this, depriving them of their livelihood? If inspectors turn a blind eye, the black market continues. If they don’t, vendors become jobless. It’s a lose-lose proposition.Contact Erik Engquistlast_img read more