17 Jun

House Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro

first_imgManufacturers: Arauco, CHC, Cintac®, Iberica, Italinnea, TecproStructural Engineer:Juan EspinosaMain Contractor:Daniel Matte LarrainArchitect In Charge:Felipe CombeauDesign Team:Felipe Combeau, Pablo AlfaroCity:CuracavíCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe CombeauPositionThe first step was to take a strategic position of the site and set up a landmark that could dominate the hilly and shrubby landscape. It is a 14×14 m square that contains the entire program in a single level.Save this picture!Site Plan+ 32PassThe second step was to create a pass through the square in order to establish a clear way to enter and exit the house and internally separate the public areas from the private ones. This operation allows the box to break and make the outside enough permeable.Save this picture!© Felipe Combeau+ 32ReactionThe pass operation introduces two additional axis systems to the original square, which guide the internal organization of the program following a centrifugal composition. In this way each room opens to a different space: distant views, sunny terraces, shaded terraces, proximity to native vegetation, outlook to the valley, etc. This centrifuge pattern also allows the wind to flow freely through the house in summer, so under the protection of the concrete slab, inhabitants can survive the intense heat of the season without the need of air conditioning.Save this picture!DetailsStereotomicThe entire house is made with a single structural system: double masonry walls made of handicraft bricks and a concrete slab for cover. Therefore, the conception of the project through a traditional, economical and solid construction system, strongly provides inertia in terms of gravity (earthquakes), weather and time.Save this picture!© Felipe CombeauProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: Jeanne Gang / Studio Gang ArchitectsInterviews4x4 Studio / Teresa MascaroSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/493277/casa-n-1-en-curacavi-felipe-combeau-pablo-alfaro Clipboard House Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo AlfaroSave this projectSaveHouse Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro Chile Year:  Area:  202 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Houses House Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfarocenter_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFelipe CombeauOfficeFollowPablo AlfaroOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuracavíTop100ChilePublished on April 07, 2014Cite: “House Nº1 in Curacavi / Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro” 07 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?库拉卡维1号别墅/ Felipe Combeau + Pablo Alfaro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/493277/casa-n-1-en-curacavi-felipe-combeau-pablo-alfaro Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Felipe Combeau+ 32 Share CopyHouses•Curacaví, Chile 2012 Architects: Felipe Combeau, Pablo Alfaro Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Felipe Combeau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

16 Jun

EDF Energy raises almost £1m for Marie Curie

first_img Tagged with: corporate Marie Curie Melanie May | 8 June 2016 | News EDF Energy has announced that it has raised more than £945,000 during its three-year partnership with Marie Curie.The company exceeded its initial fundraising target of £300,000 in the first 15 months, and has raised enough to pay for over 48,250 nursing hours. To raise the funds, employees undertook hundreds of activities, from hosting tea parties and bake sales across its 30 sites, to climbing Kilimanjaro and cycling the length of Great Britain. The company’s Business Energy Services team also donated a £40,000 service to help identify and implement energy efficiency improvements at Marie Curie’s nine hospices.In addition to raising funds, EDF Energy’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network also worked to raise awareness of the charity to help more people from ethnic minority communities better understand the services that Marie Curie provides.The three-year partnership has now come to end, and employees across EDF Energy will be able to vote for a new charity partner later this year. Until then, the company will be supporting the British Paralympic Association’s campaign to Supercharge ParalympicsGB, raising funds to support British athletes competing at Rio 2016 and beyond.Janet Hogben, chief people officer at EDF Energy, said:“This has been the most successful charity partnership that EDF Energy has been involved with, and we’re proud to have supported them.”  143 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. EDF Energy raises almost £1m for Marie Curie  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

12 Jun

Filipina journalist arrested for firearms planted by police

first_img Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped RSF_en When the police arrived at her home in a Manila suburb at around 9 a.m. on 10 December, they refused to let her contact her lawyer and made her turn her face to the wall while they carried out a search. Receive email alerts A hangover from the Cold War and, before that, from when the country was a US colony, “red-tagging” is a typically Philippine practice under which dissenting individuals or groups, including journalists and media outlets, are identified to the police and paramilitaries as legitimate targets for arbitrary arrest or, worse still, summary execution. Last July, the irascible and authoritarian president’s supporters in congress drove the final nails into the coffin of the country’s biggest radio and TV network, ABS-CBN, by refusing to give it a new franchise, after previously refusing to extend its 25-year franchise when it expired in May. “Red-tagging” “While I was forced to turn my back for an hour, they planted the evidence,” she managed to tell another journalist as she was being led away to a police vehicle. The police claim they found four .45 pistols and four grenades during the search. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment December 15, 2020 – Updated on March 5, 2021 Filipina journalist arrested for firearms planted by police Follow the news on Philippines “The police clearly planted the evidence to incriminate ‘Icy’ Salem in an utterly shameless manner,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “In view of their shocking methods, we demand this journalist’s immediate and unconditional release. This latest attack on independent media by the Philippine authorities just discredits President Rodrigo Duterte’s government on the international stage.” Relentless war News During a parliamentary hearing on 1 December, the government-run National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) formally labelled members of the Altermidya network as violent communist activists without presenting the least shred of evidence in support of this claim. Help by sharing this information center_img Like Manila Today, Eastern Vista is part of the Altermidya network of alternative media outlets that are committed to independent journalism and to defending the most marginalized sectors of Philippine society. As a result, they are routinely branded as communist by the authorities, a process known as “red-tagging.” The police used exactly the same method when they arrested Frenchie Mae Cumpio, the editor of the Eastern Vista news website in the eastern city of Tacloban on 7 February. Police officers planted firearms in her home when carrying out her arrest. News Organisation —————————————————————————-Update – 5 March 2021Today, exactly one month after a court dismissed the case against her, Manila Today editor Lady Ann Salem was finally released from prison. RSF condemns this arbitrary delay, which prolonged her detention, although the court had ruled that the search warrant that led to arrest her was “null and void’’.—————————————————————————– The co-founder of the alternative media network Altermidya and editor of the Manila Today news site, Salem – also known as “Icy” Salem – is now facing up to 20 years in prison on a trumped-up charge of illegal possession of firearms and explosives, a charge that does not allow release on bail. News to go further Lady Ann “Icy” Salem is seen during her arrest on 10 December, 2020 (photo: Altermidya). Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago June 1, 2021 Find out more Altermidya is the latest victim of the Duterte administration’s relentless war against independent media. Its targets include Maria Ressa, the founder and CEO of the independent news website Rappler, who had to post bail and appear in court on 4 December as a result of a new warrant for her arrest on a charge of online criminal defamation. Ressa is currently the subject of at least eight different cases by various government agencies. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment May 3, 2021 Find out more The Philippines is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands the immediate and unconditional release of Lady Ann Salem, a Manila-based alternative journalist who was arrested on a firearms charge at the end of a raid on her home in which the police planted the evidence. February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

4 Jun

#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16…

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with family Andrew Carey at the Limerick Count [email protected] Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan has taken the second Dail seat in the Limerick City constituency after receiving almost 3,500 transfer votes from the eliminated AAA candidate Cian Prendiville who was knocked out of the race on the fourth count.In a hotly contested constituency that has gone to the wire for the remaining two seats, Maurice Quinlivan praised the work of his team and thanked his supporters who are looking for a “progressive next government” after taking a total of 10,517 votes from the 46,761 valid ballot papers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with familyIn doing so, the newly elected TD had a surplus of 1,164 votes having reached the 9,353 quota on the fifth count.Three exiting TDs now remain in the hunt for the last two seats as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell battle for the Dail.With Michael Noonan now sitting on a total of 9,018, the Fine Gael stalwart is likely to take the third seat ahead of his party colleague Deputy O’Donnell with Jan O’Sullivan likely to retain her seat as she leads by 210 votes following the fifth count.Kieran O’Donnell is facing an election exit, but as the margin is so close, a nail-bitting finish is awaited. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking news#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16 in over 90 yearsBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2016 1048 Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedlimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Fein Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Previous articleNeville joins O’Donovan and Collins as county #Limerick TDsNext article#WATCH #Limerick retains Jan and Noonan in #GE16 as O’Donnell loses out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

31 May

Economic Disrupt: Harvey’s Impact

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Economic Disrupt: Harvey’s Impact The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book published Wednesday, and according to the report’s national summary, economic activity increased at a “modest to moderate pace” across all 12 districts in July and August.However, the Fed’s report added a special note to address the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the economy. Prior to the natural disaster, activity in the energy and natural resources sector was generally positive. While it is too soon to determine the full impact of Harvey, the Fed reported that the natural disaster has, “created broad disruptions to economic activity along the Gulf Coast in the Dallas and Atlanta Districts.”These disruptions include a noteworthy effect on the fuel and petrochemical production that caused 15 refineries in the regions to shut down. As some areas in the region experienced gasoline shortages, “supply was expected to remain tight in the Southeastern United States because of pipeline disruptions,” according to the Fed.Despite Harvey, prices rose modestly overall across the country as input and materials costs generally increased, “most notably for freight, lumber, and steel.” Along with increases in input prices exceeding gains in selling prices, “home prices moved up overall, as low inventories put upward pressure on prices in many regions.“The report noted that residential and commercial construction slightly increased, however, the low inventory of homes for sale has, “continued to weigh on residential real estate activity across the country, while commercial real estate activity increased slightly.”Philadelphia’s district reported modest growth in new home construction, while the Chicago district experienced increases in construction and real estate activity as well. In the Richmond district, real estate and construction were not as consistently positive. However, the district’s economy continued to expand modestly.The Boston district residential real estate markets were affected by the inventory low. While the New York district housing markets strengthened, but commercial real estate markets were steady. In Atlanta district, home sales increased and prices continued to rise modestly. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Caspersoncenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve HOUSING mortgage Sign up for DS News Daily Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Previous: Top 3 States for ROI Next: Immigration Reform’s Effect on Housing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Beige Book Federal Reserve HOUSING mortgage 2017-09-06 Nicole Casperson Home / Daily Dose / Economic Disrupt: Harvey’s Impact in Daily Dose, Featured, News September 6, 2017 1,311 Views Subscribelast_img read more

27 May

World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicides double in Donegal

first_img Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – September 10, 2010 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Previous articleAer Arann examiner confirms 14 expressions of interest in companyNext articleDonegal Creameries report half yearly profits of 3.6 million euro News Highland Health Minister Mary Harney is to open a conference at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin this morning to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.The conference comes in the week when new figures show that the number of suicides in Donegal doubled last year.Up to 500 delegates are expected to attend today’s conference which has been organised by the group, Console.Ahead of the conference, there have been calls for more money to be made available to suicide prevention groups.This to tackle the growing problem of suicide which in Donegal has seen the number of those taking their lives double in a year.In 2008 10 suicides were recorded in the county, this compared to 20 last year.The provisional figures from the CSO show the rate of people taking their own lives in Donegal is above the national average.Growing economic pressures have been named as a contributing factor to the increase suicide rate in Donegal. Facebook Google+ Newscenter_img Facebook World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicides double in Donegal Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

26 May

Contracting Covid-19 Is No Ground To Ostracize Essential Service Staffers; Bombay HC Dismisses PIL Alleging Unhindered Movement Leading To Rise In Cases [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesContracting Covid-19 Is No Ground To Ostracize Essential Service Staffers; Bombay HC Dismisses PIL Alleging Unhindered Movement Leading To Rise In Cases [Read Judgment] Nitish Kashyap16 Jun 2020 5:42 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court last Friday while dismissing a PIL alleging that unhindered movement of doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, policemen and others working in essential services has led to the rise in the number of positive cases of Coronavirus in different parts of suburbs around Mumbai, held that even if some essential service staffers got infected with the virus, it is no ground…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?LoginThe Bombay High Court last Friday while dismissing a PIL alleging that unhindered movement of doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, policemen and others working in essential services has led to the rise in the number of positive cases of Coronavirus in different parts of suburbs around Mumbai, held that even if some essential service staffers got infected with the virus, it is no ground to ostracise them. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice AA Sayed was hearing a PIL filed by Charan Ravindra Bhatt, resident of Vasai who sought directions for arrangement of accommodation for all essential service staffers in Mumbai itself in order to “prevent the spread of Covid-19” in other parts. Appearing on behalf of the petitioner, Advocate Uday Warunjikar submitted that the concern expressed by the petitioner is genuine and that the PIL has been presented to safeguard the interest of the inhabitants of Vasai Virar municipal area. According to him, the essential staffers form a potent threat to other inhabitants of Vasai Virar municipal area and that to protect them from being infected, it is the obligation, and duty, of the respondents to make arrangements for accommodating such essential staffers to be accommodated in Mumbai itself. Warunjikar also referred to certain ‘Press Notes’ issued by the Municipal Commissioner, Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation, to contend that the claims set up in the PIL are not unsubstantiated. Previously, the State government had told the Court that the petitioner’s suggestion to arrange for accommodation of all essential service staffers within Mumbai was not practicable and therefore, did not merit consideration. In an affidavit filed through Deputy Secretary (Relief), Disaster Management, Relief & Rehabilitation, Revenue & Forest Department, State had submitted that the need of the hour is to fight the disease not the personnel involved in fighting the disease. Advocate General AA Kumbhakoni contended that the PIL reveals insensitivity on the part of the petitioner. When frontline workers, engaged in combating Covid-19, as well as administrative personnel have been doing their best to keep fellow citizens free and clear of the infection spread by the pandemic, the petitioner has approached this Court seeking relief to keep the essential staffers in isolation and to ensure that they do not have the opportunity of returning to their residences after completion of their daily work, which is most unfortunate. The PIL has no element of public interest involved in it and being a move to thwart advancement of health and medi-care facilities for the distressed, it should be dismissed in limine, AG Kumbhakoni submitted. After perusing through the affidavit-in-reply, the Court had pointed out to Advocate Warunjikar that the relief claimed may not be granted. Realizing that the PIL Petition might fail, Dr.Warunjikar advanced a plea, neither traceable in the pleadings nor in the prayer clauses. He urged that at least a direction be issued to the Respondents to make arrangements for screening/testing of the essential staffers at the entry/exit point at the border while they return to Mumbai at the end of the day, Court said. Senior Advocate AY Sakhare appeared on behalf of MCGM and cited an order dated June 4, 2020 issued by the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra wherein the order dated May 31, 2020 relating to “Easing of Restrictions and Phase-wise Opening of Lockdown (Mission Begin Again)” was amended and movement of persons within Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) was allowed without any restrictions. After hearing all submissions, the bench noted- “We have no hesitation in our mind to opine that a sense of fear drove the Petitioners to institute these proceedings. No doubt, the infection caused by COVID-19 is a communicable disease and also therapeutic cure is not yet available; however, the Court in exercise of its jurisdiction conferred by Article 226 of the Constitution must intervene only if such interference would be in furtherance of public interest.” Court further highlighted the important work done by essential service staffers – “In the circumstances, such as the present, narrow personal interest must yield to the greater public interest that is involved. The essential staffers, having an onerous responsibility of discharging most important public duties, are perceived by the Petitioners as carriers of infection who could easily spread it among others. The Petitioners’ fears of exposure to COVID-19 have been allayed by the Respondents while stating that, to the extent possible, the essential staffers have been made to follow and adhere to the precautionary measures indicated in the several Government orders on the subject. We are also inclined to the view that even if some of such staffers might have unfortunately been infected by COVID-19, that is no ground to sort of ostracize them. The authorities have been actively engaged in formulating policies to tackle the pandemic and these essential staffers have been tirelessly working to implement the measures for the overall benefit of mankind.” Calling for a more humane approach, Court dismissed the petition- “It is a humane approach, which is the call of the moment. The essential staffers, instead of being put to any disability because of their nature of work and also instead of being forced to reside in places away from their residences, should be encouraged to discharge their duty without fear of duress and restraint. After all, these staffers have their own families and to ensure that none of their family members is infected, it is expected that they would themselves take the greatest care and act with caution so that they are free of the infection and do not transmit the same to their near and dear ones.”Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

25 May

Key meeting takes place on All-Ireland rail service for North West

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – November 23, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty A key meeting took place over the weekend on ways to build an All-Ireland rail service for the North West.Foyle MLA Martina Anderson and Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn attended the meeting, which discussed the role of rail playing a major part in connectivity, sustainability and economic development for the Island.The meeting focused on the potential for extending the Derry line to Letterkenny and Strabane.While also looking at links further south into places such as Sligo, MLA Martina Anderson believes Donegal also needs to be given strong consideration:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/AndersonRail1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Key meeting takes place on All-Ireland rail service for North West Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleDeclan Bonner disappointed by Donegal performanceNext articleHave you voted for Donegal Railway? News Highland Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

12 May

New products: e-learning in action

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. New products: e-learning in actionOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. An at-a-glance guide to some of the highlights at e-learningManchester Adval Check out its Professional Management, off-the-shelf e-learning series,which is being launched at the show. Adval will also be showing, for the firsttime, its recently completed Mecca-Rank e-learning course.  www.adval.co.ukebc There’s more work in action and on show here from the event’s main sponsor,ebc. Recent projects include an interactive learning programme for the EmpireTest Pilots School, which prepares pilots and engineers for their flight testcourse.  www.ebc.co.ukKnowledgePool See its new Management Skills Online and Management Skills Expresscourseware being demonstrated, along with its Institute of Professional Salescourse and the Managing First-Time CD, produced in conjunction with the CIPD.  www.knowledgepool.comKnowledge Solutions KSTutor is a new e-learning authoring tool which, it is claimed, can be usedby anyone without prior programming experience after just half an hour’s instruction.Find out if it is as easy as it sounds. Netg See the ‘behind the firewall’ version of its Search and Select tool inaction, which allows users to type in a question and instantly receive a NETgLearning Object to teach them the knowledge or skill. It will also be paradingits latest business and professional development content.  www.netg.comSkillboosters Professor Cary Cooper is a big name in the world of organisationalpsychology and this is the place to view Under Pressure, his CD-based course onstress management for individuals, developed by Robertson Cooper (RCL). Tata Interactive Systems A chance to see its new courseware migration tools, which takes existinglearning materials and allows them to be delivered online. The tools redesignand re-present the material for the online environment.  www.tatainteractive.comlast_img read more

7 May

Who? Eric Eckardt to lead Purplebricks’ US operation

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Who? Eric Eckardt to lead Purplebricks’ US operation previous nextAgencies & PeopleWho? Eric Eckardt to lead Purplebricks’ US operationFormer US investment banker and property tech entrepreneur will lead the company’s £50m move into the US marketNigel Lewis23rd February 201703,048 Views The newly-installed CEO of the Purplebricks’ USA operation is Eric Eckardt (pictured), a 42-year-old serial property tech start-up entrepreneur and keen skier with a background in investment banking.Educated in New York, he then joined the banking industry where he spent nine years working for three different banks including JP Morgan, Bank of Tokyo and ABN AMRO, before setting up his own company Eckhardt Holdings LLC.He used that as a vehicle to launch several start-ups including a private mortgage company and an online brokerage firm called ZonicRealty which he launched in 2012 with his brother.It prompted a lot of media coverage in the US, but in June 2016 morphed into Dwellowner.com. Like its predecessor, the company is a flat-fee brokerage rather than charging agents a percentage-based commission.At the same time Eric Eckardt was steering another business, Luxembourg-based Hubzu.com where he was a vice-president working direct with US brokers. Hubzu specialises in selling bank-owned properties but hired Eckardt to help move the company into the US real estate market.He left in 2015 and returned to the US to focus on his DwellExchange business, which he describes as a full-service hybrid real estate brokerage – something that no doubt attracted Purplebricks to him.Eckhart is also listed on US property portal Trulia.com as what’s called a ‘dual agent’ in the US – he represents both buyers and vendors – via his company DwellOwner. The website lists Eckhart as selling two properties so far both in NY. One was sold for $260,000 in November last year, and the other for $330,000 five weeks ago.Eckhart’s background would suggest that Purplebricks is aiming to launch at least one of its two start-up areas in the US within New York, although Purplebricks says the top five property markets by residential sales in the US are California, Texas, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. February 23, 2017Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more