An Interview with Rocio Romero, Pre-Fab Pioneer

first_imgSave this picture!Rocio Romero in her LV home in Missouri. Image © Ashley GiesekingWritten by Vanessa QuirkApril 08, 2013 Share An Interview with Rocio Romero, Pre-Fab PioneerSave this articleSaveAn Interview with Rocio Romero, Pre-Fab Pioneer CopyAbout this authorVanessa QuirkAuthorFollow#TagsNewsInterviewsResidential ArchitectureHousesrocio romeropre-fabricatedPre-fabricated housesCite: Vanessa Quirk. “An Interview with Rocio Romero, Pre-Fab Pioneer” 08 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsMore interviews from ourYouTube ChannelBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/356032/pre-fab-s-reigning-queen-rocio-romero Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/356032/pre-fab-s-reigning-queen-rocio-romero Clipboard CopyIt’s not everyday that Peter Goldberger, former New York Times architecture critic, says an architect’s work stands out for its “clarity, simplicity, and grace.”And it’s even rarer that Goldberger would choose those words – not for a new museum, chapel, or university building – but for a small pre-fabricated house. However, the pre-fab homes of Rocio Romero are lightyears away from the Sears catalog homes of yore, and more than deserving of the high praise they’ve garnered.Romero has been making headlines ever since she introduced the LV house, her line of affordable, modern pre-fabricated homes, over ten years ago. With pre-fab becoming everyday more mainstream, we decided to sit down with Romero to find out what inspired her to enter in the world of pre-fab, what sets her designs apart (and why they have garnered such a fervent following), and what she sees as the future of pre-fabricated design. Read the interview with Rocio Romero, after the break… + 11Save this picture!Siara and Oliver’s LVL in Canada. Image courtesy of Oliver.When did you first get interested in architecture? I have always loved art, for as long as I can remember. I became interested in architecture in high school through an art history class. It was not until I was 18 that I realized that I wanted to design buildings. I was backpacking through Europe at the time and fell in love with architecture.Where did you study?I am a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Design with a Major in Architecture. I received a Master’s in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Save this picture!Jim and Rui’s LVL house in Maine. Image © Traci RoloffWhat motivates you in architecture? What do you think is architecture’s purpose?I am committed to producing simple, modern, green designs.We rigorously employ the principles of simplicity to produce spaces that promote natural air and light, have balanced proportions and clean lines, and whose construction is straightforward and affordable. Our minimalist tendencies and careful attention to detail ensure clean lines. This causes us to rethink traditional solutions.Save this picture!The Original LV house in Laguna Verde Chile. Image © Julio PereiraHow did you become passionate about pre-fabricated architecture?I designed the LV  Home back in 1998 in Laguna Verde, Chile. The first LV turned out very nicely but, because it was not prefabricated, it was more expensive than I had hoped. I started to do prefabricated work because I was frustrated that as an architectural designer, I could only control the design. I wanted to control how my designs were built as well as control construction costs. With prefab, I am able to influence how my designs are built, and I believe that I deliver a better quality product and service this way. Modern architecture has been traditionally conceived as something reserved for the very rich – why? Modern architecture can be expensive because traditionally it is built as a one-off. We have spent over a decade perfecting our prefabricated solution to make modern homes more affordable.Save this picture!Rocio Romero’s LV House in Missouri. Image © Richard SprenglerWhy do you think your LV Houses have proven so popular with “regular” (not elite) people? I think what makes the LV appealing to people is that they like the modern aesthetic and the assurance that they’re going to get what they’ve bought. There’s a learning curve embedded in the building process for custom one-offs and many clients don’t want to be part of, so the predictability of design and also the affordability are assets.Modern design is usually anywhere from 15% to 30% more than normal stick-built, but in our case, it’s usually the same as regular stick-built. While it’s not the cheapest solution, it’s definitely an affordable way to get modern architecture.Save this picture!Jennifer and Barry’s LV in Washington. Image © Jennifer WatsonYour houses bring affordable design and a “connection to the outdoors”; however, quality affordable housing is often most needed in urban centers. Could you see yourself one day designing a pre-fab home for an urban setting? The LV Series Homes are highly customizable and can be adapted to meet almost any environment, including urban centers. We can provide a wide range of design services from straightforward customizations like reconfiguring your interior layout to more complex customizations, such as combining and stacking LV models.What’s the biggest challenge towards making pre-fab affordable for all?  The biggest challenge is time. The devil is in the details, and having the time to figure it all out is the challenge.Save this picture!Rocio Romero in her LV home in Missouri. Image © Richard SprenglerWhy do you think that pre-fabricated techniques could be the future for architecture? The future is in prefab and design-build firms. It is now much easier to manage these firms, and consumers understand the advantages in quality and service. With the continual advances in technology and resources, I can’t imagine a future in home building without them.Do you think that pre-fabricated homes could one day be purchased off the shelf? Say from Target or Ikea? Yes,  I do.Save this picture!Rocio Romero’s LV House in Missouri. Image © Frank Di PiazzaWhat needs to be done for the architecture profession to start truly embracing pre-fab design?  I don’t feel like we have encountered resistance. Every year, there are more new prefab designs. I think, like with every good idea, it needs more time to mature to reach its true potential.Image gallerySee allShow lessHerzog & de Meuron Breaks Ground on Public “Bathing Lake” in RiehenArchitecture NewsUpdate: Facades+ Performance SymposiumEvent Share ArchDaily An Interview with Rocio Romero, Pre-Fab Pioneer “COPY” Interviews “COPY”last_img read more

Stepping Park House / VTN Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeVTN ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCiudad Ho Chi Minh (Saigón)Ho Chi Minh CityVietnamPublished on December 26, 2018Cite: “Stepping Park House / VTN Architects” 26 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“森林公园”住宅 / 武重义建筑事务所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 Stepping Park House / VTN Architects Stepping Park House / VTN ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStepping Park House / VTN Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908346/stepping-park-house-vtn-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908346/stepping-park-house-vtn-architects Clipboard Projects Houses “COPY” Vietnam Year:  Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 22Curated by Martita Vial Share ArchDaily Area:  252 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Photographs:  Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a new residential area of Ho Chi Minh City, with a park on its northern side. It is a rare opportunity to get a site in Ho Chi Minh city, which is adjacent to a green public space. We therefore focused on designing a house which becomes an extension of its environment by integrating the green of the park into the interior space of the house.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiA large void was created by cutting the volume through the three floors, in the diagonal direction of the section. On the ground floor, the void serves as living room, open to the park; on the top floor as a green covered family room. The façade surrounding the void is covered with ivy plants. Louvres provide shadow on the top floor. The void incorporates both circulation elements and natural elements like plants and trees, providing the private rooms with additional natural light. It gives a feeling of continuity of the park, to all three floors of the building. The house aims to create an environment similar to a forest, despite being indoors.Save this picture!SectionContradictory to the common spaces, private rooms such as bedrooms are placed in solid volumes. Planting trees in the opening of these volumes blocks direct sunlight, cools the wind and brightens up the interior space with green.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe void that is opened diagonally upwards brings natural ventilation through the house, as a result of the chimney effect. In that way the use of air conditioners is minimized. Walking through the space, one will feel the wind moving from the living room to the top floor of the house. Green facade eases the intense sunshine of the tropical climate. The model becomes a precedent for housing in tropical climates.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThis house is one of the latest projects in a housing series called “House for Trees”. The shortage of green space in Vietnam is causing environmental problems such as urban flooding, overheating and air pollution. Presenting a solution to this problem is an urgent challenge that architecture needs to address.  VTN architects integrates green as much as possible even in small houses, creating pockets of park in the city, and eventually aim for the “green building” to spread to the world.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessForsyning Helsingør Operations Center / Christensen & Co. ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSecond Stage of Hangzhou Yunqi Town Exhibition Centre / Approach Design (ZUP)Selected Projects Share Architects: VTN Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

New minister for the voluntary sector

first_img Paul Goggins MP has been appointed Parliamentary under Secretary with responsibility for the voluntary and community sector, taking over from Fiona Mactaggart, also a Parliamentary under Secretary, who now has responsibility for the criminal justice system and criminal law.Paul Goggins will support Hazel Blears, Minister of State in the Home Office.At the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister of Sport Richard Caborn has been given responsibility for the National Lottery, as well as gambling. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 13 May 2005 | News New minister for the voluntary sectorcenter_img Paul Goggins won’t be focusing exclusively on the voluntary and community sector: his other areas of responsibility are serious and organised crime, drugs, the Asset Recovery Agency, the Security Industry Authority, public order, sex offences, roads policing, animal extremism, internet crime, child pornography, football disorder, and community cohesion, faith and raceequality.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Dr. King’s struggle legacy and today’s crisis of the cities

first_imgThe federal holiday that commemorates martyred civil rights, social justice and peace activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes on added significance this year in light of the renewed attacks on municipalities throughout the United States. Workers and students in public educational institutions are facing massive layoffs and school closings, while local government employees are threatened with job elimination and the theft of pensions and health care programs.The city that has gained the most national and international attention in this regard is Detroit, where the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history was imposed on the majority African-American population last summer.Stockton, San Bernardino and Vallejo, Calif.; Jefferson County, Ala.; Providence, R.I.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and other cities are either in bankruptcy or facing extreme austerity measures.These developments are not taking place by accident. The character of capitalist restructuring has cut wages and social spending for several decades. What is now taking place in the public sector has been enacted by private corporations in auto and steel as well as in the service sectors.Over the last period low-wage workers in the retail and fast food industries have struck back through mass demonstrations and one-day wildcat strikes. These actions have raised the level of political consciousness and social militancy of the workers themselves and their supporters.In several cities and states across the U.S. there have been debates and legislative initiatives in governmental structures aimed at raising the minimum wage. Nonetheless, what underlies the growing impoverishment of the working class and nationally oppressed in the U.S. is the mad drive for profits on the part of the ruling class.Focused on ending povertyAfter 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Movement began to focus more on the plight of African-American workers and the persistent poverty in rural areas and cities. In 1966 King joined the Chicago Freedom Movement, relocating to that city for several months and staying in a housing project, where he saw directly the impact of racial discrimination in the northern region of the U.S.During the Chicago campaign of 1966, when the mass movement took demonstrations into white areas demanding open housing, King and his comrades met violence from racist mobs whose attitudes were no different than those of racist mobs in the South. During that summer the African-American and Puerto Rican communities erupted in urban rebellion, illustrating the degree of urgency related to the struggle to eliminate national oppression and economic exploitation.After eight months of organizing and struggle in Chicago, King did not achieve the aims he had set out to accomplish. The elimination of substandard housing, the creation of jobs and the liberation from national oppression can only be accomplished through the building of a decisively anti-capitalist mass movement.National oppression and imperialist warBy early 1967, King had come to realize that his organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, could no longer refrain from speaking clearly in opposition to the war in Vietnam and linking the war to the failure of the federal government to effectively implement programs to address structural unemployment, inadequate housing and institutional racism.More than a year before SCLC came out against the war, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on Jan. 4, 1966, issued its militant statement against the occupation of Vietnam, which said:“We believe the United States government has been deceptive in its claims of concern for the freedom of the Vietnamese people, just as the government has been deceptive in claiming concern for the freedom of colored people in other countries such as the Dominican Republic, the Congo, South Africa, Rhodesia, and in the United States itself.“We, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, have been involved in the Black people’s struggle for liberation and self-determination in this country for the past five years. Our work, particularly in the South, has taught us that the United States government has never guaranteed the freedom of oppressed citizens, and is not yet truly determined to end the rule of terror and oppression within its own border.”In a major speech on April 4, 1967, “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam,” which linked opposition to imperialist war and the struggle to end poverty, King said: “I have worked too long now and too hard to get rid of segregation in public accommodations to turn back to the point of segregating my moral concerns. Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And wherever I see injustice, I’m going to take a stand against it, whether it’s in Mississippi or in Vietnam.”From Memphis to DetroitKing’s last campaign was in support of winning recognition for African-American sanitation workers in Memphis. The workers had walked off the job on Feb. 4, 1968, after two of their colleagues were killed in an industrial accident directly brought about due to racism.The strike galvanized the African-American community and the national leadership of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The workers were seeking recognition as an AFSCME union in a city where collective bargaining and strikes were outlawed for municipal employees.Nearly 46 years later in Detroit, workers within the majority African-American city are under serious attack. Retirees are being threatened with the theft of their pensions.The intervention of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and its allies has been instrumental in the overall political and ideological struggle to change the character of the debate and discussion related to the economic crisis. The agents of the bankers and corporations, who say that the unions, pensioners and corrupt politicians are responsible for the imposition of emergency management and bankruptcy, have been answered with demands for the cancellation of the debt, the preservation of pensions and reparations for the rebuilding of the beleaguered city.The corporate media have echoed the position of the ruling class, saying there is no alternative to the dictatorship of Wall Street and the imposition of austerity. The Moratorium NOW! Coalition has responded saying there would be plenty of money for the maintenance of city services, pensions and jobs were it not for the illegitimate bank debt that is strangling Detroit, along with other cities across the U.S.The crisis of the cities in the U.S. is mirrored by the economic and social conditions in Southern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and other capitalist-dominated states and regions of the world. It will take a nationwide and indeed international movement of workers and the oppressed to overthrow the system of monopoly finance capital.King’s opposition to imperialist war is also essential in the overall struggle for emancipation. The Pentagon budget continues to drain the resources that are so vitally needed to rebuild the cities and reemploy the workers with decent wages and conditions of employment.If King were alive today, he would be in the forefront of the current struggles against the destruction of the cities and the impoverishment of the workers and oppressed. He would be seeking to end the U.S.-NATO occupation of Afghanistan, the growing intervention by the Pentagon in Africa, and the escalating drone attacks throughout Central Asia, the Middle East and the African continent.The way his legacy, and that of the Civil Rights Movement as a whole, can truly be honored is to continue and intensify campaigns against poverty, national oppression and imperialist militarism. It is only through such efforts that humanity will be genuinely liberated and attainment of peace and social justice can be realized for the majority of the people across the planet.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

AbilityFirst Reveals its Future Plans at Reception for Community Leaders

first_imgGiving Back AbilityFirst Reveals its Future Plans at Reception for Community Leaders From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 5:32 pm 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 Board members of AbilityFirst, the nearly 90 year old Pasadena-based charity, held a reception for community leaders to update them on their services, leadership and future plans, at a recent Friends Reception hosted by Board Member and Vice Chair John Kelly and his wife Jennifer at their home in San Marino.Other AbilityFirst leaders in attendance included Board Chair Steve Brockmeyer, and Board Members Mark Fedde, Richard Frank, Carol Llewellyn, Patricia Vick, and Honorary Chair Jane Kaczmarek. Also attending were Jennifer Fedde, Richard Kim, Phaedra and Mark Ledbetter, Leslie and Rob Levy, John Llewellyn, Charlie McPherson, Maggie and Ralph Navarro, Lynda Patton, Peggy and Paige Parrish, Alison and Harlan Thompson, and Heba and Greg Wood.“More than ever we are reaching out and providing services to the communities in Greater Los Angeles,” said AbilityFirst CEO Lori Gangemi. “Looking ahead, our challenges are also greater than ever. That is why we are updating our community leaders on our programs.”AbilityFirst’s goals are to eliminate financial barriers from individuals participating in their programs and services regardless of their family’s ability to pay or receive government support, and to build a funding model that will sustain their programs into the future.Highlights of the evening included the heartfelt remarks and testimonials about AbilityFirst from participant families in the San Gabriel Valley. Paige Parrish, a parent of the organization’s work program participant, has stated, “Our family needed a place where Alex could be with her peers and a place that would allow us to give time to our other children. We were impressed by their overall mission and more impressed once we toured the center. AbilityFirst is like an extended family.”About AbilityFirstEstablished in 1926 AbilityFirst, formerly Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California, provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. Through 25 locations across Southern California, they offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs as well as accessible residential housing complexes and an accessible camp, Camp Paivika, for both children and adults. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Pasadena Community Foundation Looks Back at 2019 with a “Year in Review”

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News More Cool Stuff 133 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Earlier this month, on February 4, the Pasadena Community Foundation welcomed fund holders and guests to two “Year in Review” events at the University Club of Pasadena. PCF hosts this annual gathering to share an overview of the previous year’s financial performance and an outlook for the coming year from C.J. Dennis, Senior Investment Consultant at Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services. For this year’s presentations, PCF hosted two events – a breakfast for agency fund holders, and a lunch for individuals and organizations with invested or endowed funds.PCF’s core mission is to build hometown legacies, and we do that by growing the discretionary endowments that support our local grant programs and the agency endowments that support Pasadena’s nonprofit organizations,” said Jennifer DeVoll. “Individual donors with invested and endowed funds share this approach to philanthropy, and together we all benefit from investment strategies that prioritize steady growth with long-term giving horizons.”In addition to individual donors, representatives from organizations with endowments and other funds held by PCF attended, including Bill Huang from the City of Pasadena, Patrick Conyers of the Pasadena Educational Foundation, Harlan Ward of Gamma Zeta Boule, Tori Fisk of the YWCA Glendale, and representatives from the Altadena Library Foundation, San Marino Women’s Club, and Pasadena Humane Society. In addition to the millions of dollars that donors give through PCF each year, the Foundation awarded $1.8 million in grants in 2019 from its portfolio of Funds for Pasadena, all dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations.For more information, visit pasadenacf.org. 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.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 Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Gatherings Pasadena Community Foundation Looks Back at 2019 with a “Year in Review” STAFF REPORT | Photography by BobPaz.com Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 10:58 amlast_img read more

Turning Procurement Data into Dollars with Procurement Analytics | Request a Free Pilot to…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Quantzig, one of the world’s leading analytics solutions provider, announced the addition of new procurement analytics services to its advanced supply chain analytics portfolio. Quantzig’s procurement analytics capabilities cover various aspects of the supply chain, including- pricing, working capital optimization, compliance analysis, and supplier performance assessment. The main challenge for enterprises today is having access to procurement data but not being able to infuse insights into their procurement strategies. Quantzig’s procurement analytics solutions aim to address this need by helping businesses act on insights. Contact an analytics expert for more information. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005041/en/ Today’s competitive environment necessitates businesses of all sizes to act on data-driven insights to make crucial business decisions. Analytics has proven to help businesses in this regard by offering decision-makers, managers, and C-suite executives access to these insights, thereby saving time, reducing costs, optimizing process life cycles, and increasing productivity. Given the benefits of embedding analytics into business processes, the need for procurement analytics initially evolved from the desire to get a consolidated view on procurement spend. Today procurement analytics encompasses a vast portfolio of specialized analytics solutions, data dashboards, and data visualization and reporting solutions. Businesses can utilize procurement analytics to analyze, predict, and improve procurement and supply chain performance. Learn more about the role and business benefits of procurement analytics from our experts. How Can Quantzig’s Procurement Analytics Solutions Help You? While most procurement organizations have a common goal of creating a single source of truth through enhanced data visibility, they face unique challenges in achieving their goals. Traditionally, procurement analytics solutions focused on analyzing procurement spend and supplier performance, but today the focus is shifting towards automated and prescriptive decision making with a strong focus on innovation and technology implementation. Evidently, this shift is accelerated by the growing needs of procurement organizations facing digital transformations. Quantzig, through its unique offerings and customizable procurement analytics solutions, offers businesses relevant, timely insights that improve supply chain performance and productivity. Drawing on our expertise in the field of procurement, we focus on integrating the best practices to drive continuous process improvements in procurement. Request a FREE pilot to get started. Quantzig’s advanced procurement analytics capabilities empower businesses to perform sophisticated quantitative operations and draw actionable insights from data. A unique mix of domain expertise and industry knowledge sets us apart, making us the most preferred analytics service provider globally. Our procurement analytics solutions drive impactful outcomes by-Integrating multi-language and multi-currency data from disparate sourcesImplementing interactive dashboards and visually impactful reportsAnalyzing supplier performance and finding new opportunities to growLeveraging cutting-edge analytical technologies to support strategy creation and decision-making in dynamic markets With a huge clientele, which ranges from CEOs to BU heads to stakeholders of Fortune 500 companies, we have played an active part in improving business outcomes globally. Our expertise and domain knowledge also reflect the number of projects we’ve worked on and the results that have prompted businesses to engage with us on an ongoing basis, making us the most preferred analytics partner for leading businesses. We have a proven track record of helping businesses across North America, Europe, EMEA, and APAC leverage procurement analytics to drive better outcomes. Request a FREE proposal to gain detailed insights into our engagement policies. About Quantzig Quantzig is the world’s foremost full-service advanced analytics and business intelligence solution provider, turning clients’ complex, unstructured data into intelligent, actionable insights that enable them to solve complex business problems and inspire innovation, change, and growth. Over the past 16 years, our insights have helped over 120 clients spanning across industries and sectors like Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Retail and CPG, Food and Beverage, and more. We have successfully delivered 1500 in-depth solutions in areas like Marketing Analytics, Customer Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, and more. For more information on our engagement policies and pricing plans, visit: https://www.quantzig.com/request-for-proposal View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005041/en/ CONTACT: Quantzig Eva Sharma Marketing Manager US: +1 630 538 7144 UK: +44 208 629 1455 https://www.quantzig.com/contact-us KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MARKETING CONSULTING COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Quantzig Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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GOOD NEWS: Bridge Championship Results

first_img Pinterest Pinterest CommunityGood NewsLocal News Facebook Facebook The following are the results of the duplicate bridge games held in Midland:Apr 20: Club Charity Championship, No. 1, First place A, David Clegg and Glenda Cooper; second place A, Dale Linton and Bob Reimers; third place A, Marlene Blumentritt and Travis Woodward; fourth place A, K.C. Evans and Debbie Conly; first place B, David Clegg and Glenda Cooper; second place B, Dale Linton and Bob Reimers; first place C, Dale Linton and Bob Reimers. No. 2, First place A, Charlie Grimes and Paula Bayley; second place A, Belle Harris and Greg Keys; third place A, Glenda Cooper and Georgia Temple; first place B, Dale Linton and Marty Massie; second place B, Robin Hughes and Kay Sewell.Apr 21: Club Charity Championship: First place A, David Clegg and Glenda Cooper; second place A, Charlie Grimes and Ann Servatius.Apr 22: Club Charity Championship: First place A, Diane Anderson and Marlene Blumentritt; second place A, Belle Harris and Phyllis Maxwell; third place A, Mary Dyer and Scott Vaughan; fourth place A, Sandy Hill and Jimmie Jenson; first place B, Mary Dyer and Scott Vaughan; second place B, Sandy Hill and Jimmie Jenson; third place B, Paula Baggett and David Hudson; fourth place B, Linda Buzan and Bob Reimers.Apr 27: Club Charity Championship, No. 1: First place A, Betty Dickerson and K.C. Evans; second place A, Marlene Blumentritt and Travis Woodward; third place A tied, Shirley Davenport and Jimmie Jenson; third place A tied, Kay Arrell and Patty Heard; first place B tied, Shirley Davenport and Jimmie Jenson; second place B tied, Kay Arrell and Patty Heard; first place C, Kay Arrell and Patty Heard; second place C, Dale Linton and Bob Reimers. Twitter TAGSChampionshipduplicate bridgeMidland center_img GOOD NEWS: Bridge Championship Results WhatsApp By OA Life – May 21, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleELDER: Fake outrage over Cheney ‘ouster’Next articlePermian Panther Spring Game OA Lifelast_img read more

Application Filed Before SC To Oppose The Shifting Of Migrant Workers To Their Homes [Read Application]

first_imgTop StoriesApplication Filed Before SC To Oppose The Shifting Of Migrant Workers To Their Homes [Read Application] Radhika Roy22 April 2020 10:12 PMShare This – xAn Intervention Application has been filed before the Supreme Court, opposing the IA filed before SC to oppose movement of migrant workers to their homes who wish to be sent back home in wake of the national lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The IA has been filed in the Public Interest Litigation which seeks for the enforcement of the Fundamental Right to Life of lakhs…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAn Intervention Application has been filed before the Supreme Court, opposing the IA filed before SC to oppose movement of migrant workers to their homes who wish to be sent back home in wake of the national lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The IA has been filed in the Public Interest Litigation which seeks for the enforcement of the Fundamental Right to Life of lakhs of migrant workers stranded across the country as a result of the lockdown and for directions to be issued to the Central and State authorities to arrange for their safe travel to their hometowns and villages. Filed by Advocate-on-Record Omprakash Parihar on behalf of intervenor Kamlakar R. Shenoy, the IA states that, in order to control the spread of Coronavirus, the imposition of lockdown must remain impartial and equal. Therefore, migrant workers cannot be exempt from the lockdown, despite the precautionary measures which are taken to contain the spread of the virus. The IA refers to news reports which contend that medical tests are not accurate. Due to the probability of existence of false negatives, the IA states that it is unwise to allow the movement of migrants who have allegedly tested negative as asserted in the PIL, which has been filed by Advocate Prashant Bhushan on behalf of former Dean of IIM-Ahmedabad Jagdeep S. Chhokar and Advocate Gaurav Jain. “The Petitioner’s contention is that those who have tested COVID-19 negative should be allowed is laughable and preposterous, and there is a likelihood that respective authorities who want to run away from their responsibility of providing relief and shelter, may declare large number of poor migrants as COVID-19 negative…” In light of the above, the IA seeks permission to intervene and to oppose the prayers in the PIL by contending that it is not desirable to allow migrant workers to travel to their homes as it will lead to the spreading of the virus.Click here to download the Petition Next Storylast_img read more

The sky’s the limit

first_img But, that is not what he had planned.When McGwire’s family moved from  Tennessee to Pike County, he enrolled at Charles Henderson High School in his freshman year. And, as with many young athletes, McGwire thoughts were on playing baseball, hopefully, on the college level.“Out of nowhere, my mom found out about the First In Flight Academy at Goshen High School,” he said. “It seemed like a great program. I applied and was accepted. My dad was a pilot and my grandfather was in the Air Force. There was no way I could pass up that opportunity. It was a chance to do something that my dad did.” Published 7:52 am Saturday, July 25, 2020 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County moves to ‘moderate’ risk Pike County dropped to a moderate risk category on Friday, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. With its… read more Latest Stories “I remembered what my instructor said. ‘A plane wants to fly; It does not want to fall out of the sky.’”With that assurance, McGwire took the controls.“It was a rare moment, being alone at the controls,” McGwire said. “I couldn’t believe that I was going to solo. I kept thinking, ‘I’m good! I’ve got this! I can do it!’”Once McGwire was up and away, he knew that for him, the sky really was the limit. He would just be content watching baseball on TV.McGwire has two diplomas and will enter Middle Tennessee State with his eyes on the prize.“My dream job is to fly jets in the Navy – to fly fighter jets,” he said. “I have my head on straight and I believe I can.”And others including his mom, Kristy Stanley,  and Jeff McClure, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, Academy Programs and Dural Enrollment, Pike County Schools. “McGwire is a well-rounded young man,” McClure said. “He is intelligent, athletic and the owner of a private pilot’s license. McGwire has navigated the challenges of being a high schooler with flying colors.“It has been pleasure working with McGwire over the past three years. He is the epitome of the ‘All American Boy.’”McClure said he understands that McGwire plans to pursue his education, focusing on aviation/flight.“Whatever McGwire does, I have no doubt that he will have a bright future,” McClure. You Might Like The sky’s the limit Skip Email the author McGwire Stanley remembers that his dad, Dave, went to his t-ball games and he remembers them playing ball together in the yard. He remembers things his family told him about his dad. He remembers things his dad’s friends told him. He has only memories because McGwire was five years old when his dad died.“My dad was an Army aviator,” McGwire said. “He piloted Black Hawk helicopters and he served two tours in Iraq. He was killed in a training exercise when the weather turned bad.”McGwire is a 2020 graduate of Goshen High School and he graduated a second time on Friday afternoon. He received  an associate degree in applied science, aviation and leadership from Pike County High School’s First In Flight Academy. McGwire’s plans are to attend Middle Tennessee State and enter the university’s professional pilot program. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Although McGwire had not thought of aviation as a career, it quickly erased any thoughts of baseball.“Being in the air was like nothing I had ever done,” he said. “It was so peaceful and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.”McGwire prepared himself in the classroom and during the training flights for the day he would finally solo – when he would be alone in the plane, when he would know that he had the grit that it takes to pilot a plane.McGwire’s opportunity to solo came when he was 18 years old. Although his training flights had gone well, being alone in the plane was “a little nerve wracking.” Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen 12345PrevNextStartStop By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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. 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