Cattles rescue talks collapse

first_img TALKS aimed at restructuring beleaguered doorstep lender Cattles broke down yesterday as the company’s bondholder creditors walked away from the discussions. The company issued a statement to the stock market in which it said it would continue discussions with those creditors that remained in order to find a solution. The bondholders own around one third of the nominal value of the lender whose shares were suspended in April 2009 at 6.88p having traded at over 200p the year before. The collapse in share price followed the revelation that the lender’s bad debts had been incorrectly reported. That led to Deloitte being called in to conduct a full scale audit. Seven directors were removed with immediate effect and the chairman and chief executive resigned.The lender was then forced to close its doors to new business while restructuring negotiations took place.In June this year Cattles announced that one of the options being discussed with its creditors was a proposal under which shareholders would be offered 1p per share in the newly incorporated company.Cattles said it still believed “that it remains in the interests of all parties to reach an agreement.” The biggest problem its creditors face is the fact that the lender owes more to them – £2.4bn – than it is owed by its own customers. While the bondholders could put the company into administration they would face an uphill struggle to recover any of the money owed to the lender by customers if the company ceased to exist, possibly one reason why they have not done so yet. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Cattles rescue talks collapse Wednesday 15 September 2010 8:20 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Marty Stebbins consecrated as bishop of Montana

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing By Stephen BrehePosted Dec 9, 2019 Bishops consecrate the Rt. Rev. Marty Stebbins at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Helena, Montana. Photo: Diocese of Montana[Diocese of Montana] The Rt. Rev. Martha (Marty) Stebbins became the first woman bishop in the 152-year history of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana and the 100th female bishop in the Anglican Communion when she was consecrated on Dec. 7 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Helena. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The closing hymn, appropriately, was “All Creatures of Our God and King.” A special setting of Psalm 100 by David Alan Earnest was commissioned for the ordination and featured choir, brass and organ. The Magpie Singers of the Helena-area Native American congregation drummed and played an honor song. The Rev. Jane Rogers Wilson of the Church of Our Saviour in Rock Hill, South Carolina, was the preacher. Tags – The Very Rev. Stephen Brehe is the retired dean of St. Peter’s Cathedral of Helena, Montana, and served as press officer for the ordination. Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Marty Stebbins consecrated as bishop of Montana Bishop Consecrations, Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Montana Bishop Marty Stebbins is said to be the 100th woman consecrated as bishop in the Anglican Communion. Photo: Diocese of MontanaStebbins is both a priest and a scientist. She served St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Wilson, North Carolina, for more than nine years before being elected Bishop of Montana by a special convention on July 26 in Bozeman. Before receiving her divinity degree in 2005, she earned a doctorate in veterinary bacteriology from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she has been an adjunct professor of veterinary medicine. She is married to Bob Gruidier. “Turtles and mice, rabbits and hamsters, dogs and all cats, loud neighing horses, sing to the Lord a new song!” During announcements at the ordination and consecration, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said to a cheering congregation that Stebbins was the 100th woman to be ordained a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Stebbins inherited her family’s deep abiding love for animals, resulting in a menagerie of many feathered, scaled and furred friends through the years. Currently, a dog named Cal and a rescue cat called Ruger share their new home in Helena.center_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA People House of Bishops, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ “Fish of the sea, loud cawing blue jays, lizards and snakes, loud roaring lions, sing to the Lord a new song!” Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The music for the day highlighted her love of creation. The opening hymn was “Earth and All Stars,” with two additional stanzas: Curry, who ordained Stebbins to the diaconate during his North Carolina episcopate, was the chief consecrator. Stebbins was formally seated at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral the next day. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

The Cube / Make Architects

first_img 2010 Projects “COPY” The Cube / Make Architects Architects: Make Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  The Cube / Make ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Cube / Make Architects ArchDaily Mixed Use Architecture CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing, Office Buildings•Birmingham, United Kingdomcenter_img United Kingdom Area:  42000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMake ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingOfficesOffice buildingsBirminghamResidentialMixed UseHotels and RestaurantsUnited KingdomPublished on January 23, 2012Cite: “The Cube / Make Architects” 23 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/200540/the-cube-make-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/200540/the-cube-make-architects Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Make Architects+ 11 Share Text description provided by the architects. The Cube is the final phase of Birmingham’s Mailbox development and one of Make’s largest buildings to date. Comprising offices, an automated car park, apartments, retail units, a hotel, spa, restaurant and ‘sky bar’, The Cube was conceived as a building which would never close; crafted to open up routes and views to emerging neighbouring districts and permeable to both the users of the building and the community as a whole. Pivotal to the continued regeneration of the surrounding area,The Cube’s striking appearance has had a dramatic impact on the Birmingham city skyline. The geometrical form of this 23-storey, £100 million building has remained unchanged from initial concept to completion. Its architectural language is derived from strong local references to Birmingham’s industrial heritage, celebrating the contrasts between heavy industrial metal working and hand-crafted jewellery and watch making.Save this picture!Courtesy of Make ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewA bespoke unitised cladding system encases and defines the cube form. Gold and bronze-coloured an odised aluminium panels of varying size and depth are combined with glass,creating an intricate design which is complemented by an elegant and decorative metallic fretwork screen across the open side of the courtyard. The flexibility of this cladding system also plays a key role in the building’s environmental strategy; the proportion of glass-to-aluminium varies from facade to facade, with greater solidity on the southern elevations to limit potential solar gain. Save this picture!Courtesy of Make ArchitectsThe geometry and materials of the courtyard are an unexpected contrast to the exterior; glazed unitised panels twist upwards through the central courtyard, forming adramatic full-height open atrium which is animated by thecolours of the soffits and ledges. This twisting geometry ‘explodes’ at the top to form the angular rooftop space which crowns the building. Save this picture!renderProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Le Corbusier’s Chapel Notre-Dame du HautArticlesCilandak Bisnis Square (CIBIS) Masterplanning Project / Broadway MalyanArticlesProject locationAddress:Centre for Forensic Linguistics, University of Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7ET, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY”last_img read more

A literal matter of history

first_imgMumia Abu-JamalPrinted from a July 27 audio column posted on prisonradio.org. When I was a young man — a boy really — I found barber shops to be fascinating places, for there, men gathered in an air of relaxed familiarity and discussed things they didn’t do elsewhere. I heard tales of ancient African empires, of unknown roads of Black history and often the name of the brilliant, self-taught historian, J.A. [Joel Augustus] Rogers. I’d later search many a bookstore for his work, often without success.I thought of those days because of a little-known quote I’d read in the work of two late Black scholars and historians: Ishakamusa Barashango and Lerone Bennett.The quote was from Thomas Jefferson, president and slaveowner, and it reflected his paradoxical nature.Said Jefferson of African slavery in America: “One hour suffered under such conditions was fraught with more misery than ages of that suffered under the British by white Americans who rose in rebellion to oppose them.”This is really a quite astounding statement by not only an American slaveowner but a revolutionary.It tells us that Jefferson knew well the miseries inflicted by him and his class. One might say, he knew them intimately.If we take Jefferson seriously, he suggests something else: That Blacks have a greater right to revolution than did British Americans under a foreign, distant king.Think on that: a literal matter of history.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

U.S., Japan, Working Hard Towards Trade Deal

first_img Facebook Twitter U.S., Japan, Working Hard Towards Trade Deal Japan and the U.S. are “working hard” to reach a trade agreement, according to those close to the negotiations. A Japanese official told Reuters this week, “Our team is now working pretty hard, so we are looking forward to some news in the near future.” The U.S. and Japan are reportedly working on a small trade deal involving agriculture and autos. The trade talks between Japan and the U.S. began earlier this year. A deal could be finalized for agreement in September when President Trump will meet with Japan’s prime minister. Industry officials say the deal could offer U.S. farmers new market access in return for a reduction on tariffs for Japanese auto parts.Farmers have pleaded for better access to Japan since Trump removed the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, now renamed and in place. The TPP replacement gave other nations a competitive advantage over U.S. farm products, such as pork and beef, giving Japanese buyers incentive to look beyond the U.S. for products. Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S., Japan, Working Hard Towards Trade Deal SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Jul 18, 2019 SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 19, 2019Next articleHeat Challenging Corn Crop Whether the Feet are Wet or Dry NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Roth Joins Parsons as VP, Business Development

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Company News Briefs Roth Joins Parsons as VP, Business Development From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 11:17 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Parsons is pleased to announce that Stephen W. Roth has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development of its environment and infrastructure business unit. In this capacity, Mr. Roth will develop and implement sales strategies to expand the corporation’s existing market presence, and provide leadership and direction for the environmental, water, and oil and gas markets.Mr. Roth has more than 25 years of combined experience in technical and business development including a broad range of experience in research and development; fabrication; engineering, procurement, and construction; and regulatory interface. Most recently, he was the Vice President, Business Development Director of Asset Services for a large global firm specializing in architecture, design, engineering, and construction services. While there, he was responsible for integrating the company’s engineering, maintenance, fabrication, and construction capabilities under a single integrated services contract.“Stephen’s track record proves that he is a talented sales manager with the ability to expand existing business into additional regions and various market sectors in Canada, and we are excited to have him join our Parsons team,” said Jim Kerr, Parsons Canada President.Mr. Roth is a member of the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists and the Canadian professional Sales Association, and is based in Calgary, Alberta.Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Business News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment Community Newslast_img read more

BREAKING: Lettings sector supplier Barbon is snapped up by insurance giant PIB

first_imgLettings industry services and insurance provider Barbon has been bought by intermediary giant PIB, triggering the appointment of Andy Halstead as its new CEO.Barbon operates several of the industry’s leading referencing and insurance brands including HomeLet, Let Alliance and Rentshield Direct.A year ago Barbon merged with Let Alliance, whose CEO had been Andy Halstead, but who now takes over the wider business after Martin Totty announced he is to step down after seven years at Barbon’s helm.“This is an exciting step in Barbon’s journey, and I feel this is the right time to hand over the baton to Andy and enable the business to benefit from new leadership,” says Totty (above, right).“I’m delighted that Barbon’s merger with Let Alliance a year ago created an opportunity to plan leadership succession from within and ensure a seamless handover.New role“Andy brings enormous experience and expertise from his career in the lettings industry and a business-building track record evidenced by what he and his team have created at Let Alliance over the past ten years. I wish Andy all the best in his new role.”PIB launched in 2015 and has grown into an insurance intermediary giant largely through acquisition.A key benefit for lettings agency customers will include having access to many more products and services such as commercial, PI and fleet insurance as well as Barbon’s market-leading products.At the same time, PIB’s underwriting capability will enable Barbon to develop new products for their business and their customers.“I would like to thank Martin for all his support while we have been working hard together behind the scenes to prepare for this transition,” says Halstead (above, left).Rentshield Direct Martin Totty HomeLet Let Alliance Andy Halstead December 2, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » BREAKING: Lettings sector supplier Barbon is snapped up by insurance giant PIB previous nextProducts & ServicesBREAKING: Lettings sector supplier Barbon is snapped up by insurance giant PIBBarbon, which last year merged with Let Alliance, has appointed Andy Halstead as its new CEO following its acquisition by PIB.Nigel Lewis2nd December 202001,238 Viewslast_img read more

Vanderburgh County Democratic Party Calendar of Events

first_imgTuesday,February 28thFundraiserTBDJonathan Weaver for City Council Annual Mardi-Gras FundraiserLocation: TBD Saturday,March 4thElectionTBDVanderburgh County Democratic Party Central Committee ElectionsLocation: TBD Tuesday,Ferbruary 7thForum6:00 PM – 8:00 PMChair Chat Forum with State Chairman John ZodyLocation: Central Labor Council – 310 SE 8th. Street – Evansville, INCome to talk about the future of the Indiana Democratic Party! Thankful to our friends in organized labor for opening up their place for this forum. Indiana Democrats and their ideas are welcome! Below is the latest edition of upcoming events. We are adding new events weekly, so please make sure to take a moment to mark your calendars! FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

IS IT TRUE MAY 30, 2017

first_img IS IT TRUE that the Lincoln Estates complex had 112 residential living units when the new owners picked it up from a bank that had repossessed it?…the reported sale price of around $2.6 million works out to $23,000 per unit which is a heck of a lot cheaper than the $240,000 per unit that the government paid to turn the old safe house into apartments?…there must be a reason that the Lincoln Estates complex was recorded as a “zero dollar” transfer back in 1999?… If government protocol was used in the construction the taxpayers may well have paid today’s equivalent of over $200,000 per unit or more than $20 million to build the place?…there would have plenty of pork to feed plenty of cronies well on such a job?…the reality of what Lincoln Estates is worth in the real world is the $23,000 per unit that the new owners just paid?…at a comparable cap rate of 8 percent and a scheduled rent of $900 per month per apartment, the new value of Lincoln Estates will likely exceed $10 Million, proving that private money is smart money and government money is just plain dumb?IS IT TRUE that the saga of the Lincoln Estates affordable housing project is unfolding daily and the rats are scattering from the ship as reality is being exposed?…one reality that has come forward is that the complex was built using tax credits that were available back in 1999 when it was built?…we will assume that the construction company made a hefty return at the expense of the taxpayers and that the workers were paid according to the inflated government scale commonly known as “prevailing wages”?…it is likely that both the workers and the company were winners in this well subsidized project and the taxpayers lost?IS IT TRUE that the daily management of the Lincoln Estates project was carried out by the Evansville Housing Authority  after opening with smiling politicians mugging for the camera?…there were many tenants admitted to the apartments and the lion’s share of them were subsidized by the taxpayers?…even with guaranteed rent payments courtesy of the taxpayers, the complex always came up short financially?…eventually the complex failed and was repossessed by the bank that held the note?…we find it extremely interesting that the Evansville Housing Authority wanted to buy it from the bank after managing it into the ground years before but the bank was not interested in their low ball offer?IS IT TRUE that today a new owner that is very hard to pin down has the deed may be converting this property into market rate properties?…after 18 years, many taxpayer dollars down the drain, countless tenant inflicted damages, and egg on many faces, Lincoln Estates is now in private a developers hands?…that so far the only winners are the people who got subsidized rent for all of these years and the original construction group?IS IT TRUE that the question arises as to what the prospects for success for the new owners will be?…Lincoln Estates sits on the edge of downtown Evansville which is well poised to absorb this number of residential units due to the handful of medical students who will soon be studying in downtown Evansville?…one of the demographic statistics that has limited the ability of downtown Evansville to attract basic things like a grocery store, a pharmacy, or even a gas station has been the fact that there are not enough people with disposable income living there?  …if the new owners adopt a new business plan to keep subsidized tenants out and charge market rates like the McCurdy is to the new tenants, they are very likely to have a profitable future?IS IT TRUE that many people are blaming the new owners for the misfortune of relocation that is being suffered by the former tenants?…in reality, the blame for the failure of Lincoln Estates lies squarely on the backs of the Evansville Housing Authority and the other un-named stakeholder who failed to manage a Section 8 housing project in at least a break even way?IS IT TRUE we wonder why Mayor Winnecke decided to sell the once not-for-profit Evansville Housing Authority to a group of for profit business people?  …we wonder how money did the business investors pay the city to acquire the assets of the not-for-profit Evansville Housing Authority?  …we wonder what city account was this money deposited in?IS IT TRUE we wonder if you would like to know who were the owners of Lincoln Estates before Bayview Loaning Service LLC took over the ownership of this property in 2016?IS IT TRUE the real question is now, “which public housing complex located in Evansville will be the next to fail?”Todays “Readers Poll” questions is: Would you like to know who were the owners of Lincoln Estates before Bayview Loaning Service LLC took over the ownership of this property in 2016?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Don’t just stand there

first_imgFacilitate conversation, but don’t dictate. If your colleagues are at an impasse over a touchy issue, ask clarifying questions, paraphrase them respectfully, and ask for help from a third party if necessary. Don’t gang up.While the workshop’s core examples addressed gender and race, attendee Joseph Powers, director of group therapy at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, said bystander mediation skills have much broader applications.“I listen to patients all the time who are concerned about bias and prejudice toward people with psychiatric illnesses,” Powers said. “I wanted to learn some strategies to counter the bystander effect, skills that I could teach them. I think I got some good ideas.” Include someone who is being ignored. Introduce the person by name, and use welcoming body language and conversational segues to bring the person into the dialogue. Like most city dwellers, Robin Parker is used to uncomfortable public moments. “Riding back and forth on the T, I see a lot of things,” she said.But one recent evening, her attention was drawn to a group of teenage boys in prep-school khakis and their loud, crude insults about women and African Americans. Unsure whether to speak up, she finally targeted the most vulnerable-looking boy. “You’re too handsome to be talking like this on the train,” she told him.“They dropped their heads, stopped the conversation, and apologized,” said Parker, manager of Harvard’s Events and Information Center. Before she got off the train, a white man approached and thanked her, a black woman, for saying what he couldn’t.As Parker relayed her story in the Barker Center, a hush fell over the crowd. It was the end of a Dec. 7 workshop on bystander awareness, and many participants had confessed how helpless they often feel in such situations.“It’s about being able to bring the unspoken into a moment comfortably,” Parker said. But not everyone manages to be so gracious — or effective — when countering behaviors or remarks that touch on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality in the workplace. Everyone has a story of, say, a female team member being ignored at a big presentation, a co-worker unknowingly using a racially charged figure of speech, or a minority colleague being mistaken for waitstaff at a networking reception.But in the moment, employees often clam up out of embarrassment, confusion, self-doubt, or other reasons. In the process, they miss opportunities to show solidarity and reinforce diversity as one of Harvard’s key values, said workshop co-leader Maureen Scully, assistant professor of management at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.That hesitancy can be overcome with the proper awareness and practice, said her fellow presenter Stacy Blake-Beard, associate professor of management at Simmons College.“It’s like CPR training,” Blake-Beard said. “By practicing it, it becomes instinct.”The session was part of the Diversity Dialogue series hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Human Resources Diversity Initiative. The workshop drew participants from Schools and departments ranging from the Harvard University Police Department to Hospitality and Dining Services.As small groups acted out bystander responses to various scenarios, Blake-Beard and Scully emphasized how critical bystander support has become in increasingly diverse universities and businesses.“Now more than ever, as we are collaborating and competing with people who are so different from us … we need to know how to leverage differences,” Blake-Beard said.Some simple bystander strategies they suggested include:Reset the situation. Draw attention to a slight or inappropriate remark by using humor, calling for an end to the conversation, or merely saying, “Ouch.”last_img read more