first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC People, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Terrie Robinson named ACO director for women in church and society Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jul 18, 2014 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 Submit a Press Release Women’s Ministry New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Anglican Communion Office press release] The Rev. Terrie Robinson, formerly networks coordinator and women’s desk officer at the Anglican Communion Office, has been named its director for women in church and society.Mrs Robinson1 has moved into the new role following a decision by the Standing Committee2 that more needs to be done to support Communion-wide efforts to promote equal, influential and safe participation of women in the life and decision-making of the churches of the Anglican Communion and society.Speaking about the change of role, Mrs Robinson said, “I’m very excited at the prospect of being able to spend more time working with women and men in the Anglican Communion to promote the full inclusion of women’s gifts, voices and concerns in the life, mission and structures of the Anglican Communion and beyond.The Rev. Terrie Robinson (left) with Africa’s first female bishop the Rt Rev. Ellinah Wamukoya.“There are already so many Anglicans committed to this, who bring every gift imaginable to the task. It will be a blessing to support them and to contribute everything I can to making sure that women are given voice and space wherever they are.“In many ways, my engagement with the Anglican Communion’s Networks will continue. They provide a vital mechanism for Anglicans who want to share their stories and resources, and who want to join in advocacy and pray for each other with greater knowledge and understanding.“I know how important several of the Networks will be to my own ministry as it unfolds. All the Networks will continue to receive the support they need from the Anglican Communion Office to make sure their activities continue to inform decision-making and action at the international level.”The Anglican Communion Office has also recruited Stephanie Taylor to be Information and Records Manager.Mrs Taylor, who come to the ACO from The National Autistic Society where she was Content Manager – Information, Advice and Advocacy.Mrs Taylor said, “I am a passionate believer in the power of information and the difference that dynamically, well-managed, accessible information can make to the lives of individuals, and the effectiveness of organisations. Effective knowledge sharing builds connections and makes things happen, and in a Communion serving 165 countries that’s vital.”Editor’s note1 As there are a variety of ways to refer to clergy across the Anglican Communion, ACNS uses the standard practice of the Church of England which considers ‘The Reverend’ to be an adjective. We therefore refer to priests as ‘The Revd’ once and subsequently use titles: Mr, Mrs, Miss, Bp., Dr. Canon, etc, as appropriate.2 The Standing Committee comprises members elected by the Anglican Consultative Council and of the Primates’ Standing Committee. See In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

first_img Tenita Reid The packet for tonight’s Apopka City Council meeting is only 132 pages long.  And the Agenda is one of the shortest in recent history.  But one never knows what might be presented during the Public Comment Period or the City Council and Mayor’s Reports.Many items look routine, but there are several items that should prompt some interesting discussions and public comment.Here is a guide with links to some of the most interesting items on tonight’s 7:00 PM Apopka City Council Meeting Agenda.ProclamationsOne proclamation on the agenda.  The Apopka High School Bowling Team will be recognized for their most recent accomplishments.  Read this and this if you have not been following the team closely.June Disbursement ReportThe first of five items on the “Consent Agenda” is approval of the 44-page Apopka July 2016 Disbursement Report that lists 549 checks that were issued by the City during July 2016.  These payments total $2,923,393.A few payments that caught our attention include:Page 5 – Florida Transportation Systems – Bluebird Bus for Recreation Program & Events – $117,305Page 8 – Public Risk Management of Florida – Group BO 0727 July 2016 – $321,010Page 18 – Public Risk Management of Florida – 4TH QTR 15/16 Property Coverage – $93,280Page 40 – Otto Environmental Systems – 712 65-gallon carts – $34,436The “Consent Agenda” is a meeting practice which packages routine and non-controversial items not requiring discussion and/or separate approval as one agenda item.  However, any member of the Council can request that any item on the Consent Agenda be “pulled,” and discussed separately.An Evening with the ArtistsOn September 15th there will be an evening reception at Apopka City Hall. An Evening with the Artist will recognize the artists that have contributed to the beautification of City Hall over the past year.  The public will be invited to hear and see what inspired these artists.The event will include presentations from each invited artist on their favorite art piece and will also include complimentary wine, cheese, and light hors d’oeuvres. Wine will be distributed via a ticket system upon arrival, each adult will receive two tickets redeemable for two glasses of wine during the event. Commitments have been obtained from local sponsors to cover the cost of the event.Apopka Ordinance No. 2376 requires City Council approval for the sale, consumption and carrying of alcoholic beverages on City-owned property during events or programs.Community Redevelopment Agency AppointmentIn June the City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Pat McGuffin to serve on the CRA. Mr. McGuffin advised the City that he would decline the CRA appointment. MayorKilsheimer is recommending the Council appoint Chenicqua T. Williams to the CRA.Scoreboard sponsorship from The John Land Apopka Community TrustIn June the City Council approved the purchase a new football scoreboard for the Northwest Recreation complex at a cost of $11,860.10. To help offset the cost the City Council alsoapproved a $5,100.00 sponsorship from Modern Orthodontics. The John Land Apopka Community Trust would like to donate $4,000 towards the remaining cost.The meeting is at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber at Apopka City Hall. TAGSApopka City Council Meeting Previous articleNelson thanks Back to School Fair sponsors and volunteersNext articleCommunity Groups to Recognize Apopka’s First Responders Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I meant to say, I fully understand how they will get away with the alcohol drinking………I left out a word in the above posting. It is interesting to sit back and watch the power struggles unfold of the ones who want power, and don’t have it. It makes for good spectator sport, at the council meetings, but also at the same time gets old quick. August 18, 2016 at 10:50 am Tenita Reid August 18, 2016 at 9:14 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Tenita Reid Tenita Reid Please enter your name here City Council Review, as I am back home, now. Lots of public comments. Mine toward the end. The council didn’t listen. I didn’t expect them to. Commissioner Bankson did question a lot about the legalities of drinking wine at city hall and addressed my concerns by questioning the lawyer, and discussing it with the mayor. Thank you Commissioner Bankson for that, at least. The other council members were not concerned, with my concerns. Commissioner Velazquez said that the city has alcohol at the VFW, and I said yes, but not city hall. The lawyer said he has been to courthouses and had been served alcohol. The lawyer swayed their opinions, that it was okay to drink alcohol at city hall. They all voted to approve the consent agenda. So the booze will flow Sept. 15, 2016 and the drinking of alcohol will be allowed at city hall premises! Unbelievable to me, and another person, who shall remain unnamed, said it was unbelievable to them also. Now I was told my time was up by the mayor, during the public comment time. I had timed my speech on my stopwatch on my phone, and every time it was below 4 minutes, I checked. I know darn well it was only a few seconds over at the most, and the mayor called me out on it. They must of started the clock early. Others went on and on and on and on, and argued and argued. Check it out when they put the audio on the agenda of I am getting tired of get the hook, so to speak. There has been times in the past, I was even told my four minutes was approaching! Good grief. This is getting like the gong show, and I am getting the gong, and I have not spoken out about anything at the council since April when the new council members got elected.“: Tenita, I listened to your speech at the city council meeting, and I agree with you 100% that city hall should not be turned into a glorified bar. Those in authority now days are blurring the line on what is right and what is wrong. I appreciate you standing up for the morals in our city, and recognizing that buzz driving is drunk driving. You make MADD mothers proud! Take care, and thumbs up for caring about our city! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Tenita Reid I see the photo posted on Apopka Then and Now website, of Apopka Mayor Edward J. Ryan with his two sisters in 1904 at the World’s Fair in St. Louis……very nice! I’m sure, that you, as his relative, who posted the photo, that makes you so very proud! Also it is interesting that Mayor Kilsheimer is a St. Louis Cardinal fan. Is that old photo on metal? It looks like it is…… I have some old photos that have been passed down, and they are on metal. Just curious, if you happen to see this, I would like to know. Tenita Reid Tenita Reid 11 COMMENTS Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I left early because the other public speakers just wore me down with their carrying on, and I was getting tired and sleepy. I think I kind of like the public comments at the beginning after all! Reply August 18, 2016 at 9:51 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter August 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. August 17, 2016 at 10:15 pmcenter_img I am thinking about last night’s council meeting and how it went and I am telling you, truthfully if I were the mayor last night, I would have had a few of those citizens escorted out the door, as they really pushed the limits regarding the public comment portion! Maybe the mayor needs to follow former Mayor John Land’s lead, and wham the gavel, and if that doesn’t work, then have them escorted out, as they clearly knew they were pushing the limit regarding the public comment section. If I were the mayor up there, I would wham the gavel, and oops….the handle flew off, sorry about that!!!! LOL!!! Reply Tenita Reid The Anatomy of Fear August 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm August 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm The one lady from the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival who spoke at the podium at last night’s council meeting, sorry I can’t remember her name, she talked about how they started the festival way back then, and that it started as the Apopka Folk Festival, is what I believe she said, I may have heard it wrong, but that they had to deal with the sandspurs, the sand, and all of that in the beginning. I don’t go back that far, but I do remember in 1970, when I lived right there, near the park, that the park was not nearly as nice as now, as the lawn was sparse, and had mostly sugar sand, and there were sandspurs, but they did have way more shade and oak trees. I walk through the park all the time now days, and I think they need to plant more oaks to replenish the big oaks that have been lost to the winds, and lightning. It is somewhat hot in there when April comes around for the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, with not near as much shade. The ornamental trees are nice, but they need more shade! Apopka Art and Foliage ladies are doing a great job……you all rock! August 18, 2016 at 8:23 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here August 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm Tenita Reid Please enter your comment! Reply Reply August 18, 2016 at 8:15 am Tenita Reid Maybe the Apopka City Council will approve of, and let the public have some free wine during the future council meetings……..whoopee,wheeeee… would certainly make the council meetings more tolerable…… cheese, wine, vittles, and in- house fighting, what more could a citizen ask for? Bring on the Mad Dog 20/20, I will just have to go with the flow, and have to disregard the disrespect aspect of drinking booze at city hall, and get used to the “change”. Reply I fully understand how they will away with the alcohol drinking at city hall …..because it is being given away, instead of sold. That is the loophole, apparently. Isn’t that amazing? Mama Mia Reply Reply I am being serious now and all jokes aside, it is my opinion that allowing alcohol to be served at city hall is disrespectful, wrong, and is crossing the line. Mayor Land used to speak about the dark side of alcohol, and there is no denying he knew what he was talking about. He caught a lot of heat about alcohol restrictions under his administration, in the media, but he was right, regarding the subject of the dark side of alcohol. I had my say, and that is all I can do, as a citizen of this town. It may not be illegal, and other cities may do it, but is it right? I don’t think so, at city hall. There will be some who will bring their kids along to the art event at city hall, don’t think they won’t, and mama or daddy may drive home under the influence, just saying…………… Reply Reply August 18, 2016 at 8:39 am Reply last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Spain Area:  11386 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments CopyAbout this officeAna Lozano AtelierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsBuildingsResidentialGranadaOn FacebookSpainPublished on January 02, 2021Cite: “La Cartuja Community Residence for Students / Ana Lozano Atelier” [Residencia comunitaria de estudiantes La Cartuja / Ana Lozano Atelier] 02 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Design Team:Sean Robert, María Conesa, Karol Wrona, Victor Sánchez, Andrés García, David Malagón, Ester García, Ana PérezClient:Bristol HillEngineering:Arys Diseño y ConstrucciónCity:GranadaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The first time we visited the site, the spiritual retreat house of a religious community emerged from it. We climbed onto the roof of a four-story building with no protection other than a four-inch overhang on the perimeter and we were struck by the sight. From that eerie elevated, unprotected position, we seemed to dominate the entire valley. Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra, the Cartuja, the red roofs of the building that dotted the urban area, the extensive plain…Save this picture!© Diego OpazoSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Diego OpazoThat vision lead the project from the first sketches. How could we capture that immensity when raising such a large and resounding building, capable of housing the 419 rooms of the program? How to place an immense piece, so robust that it was able to resist any quake, and yet making it light, elegant, ephemeral …Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe views over the Granada city and valley were astonishing but also really challenged by a very aggressive sun bathing. In order to avoid the impact of a 92m long and 6 storeys height, we shaped the project into a sort of three arms star, curving its footprint to smooth the perspectives. The most exposed façade was designed using a cracked pattern allowing us to turn the windows off the flat line, and protecting them with long perforated scales. Their function were to protect the windows from an overly aggressive afternoon sun without giving up the fascinating views. It is presented as a tribute to Mozarabic architecture, so typical from Granada, so rich in its play of light and shadow. The challenge was not to fall into a crude imitation, but to transcend the geometric catalog of Mudejar motifs without losing the force of the light filtered through the small holes. Thus, a set of triangular perforations is intuited that, due to the need to adapt to the technical and structural requirements of the material, is finally defined by a small parametric algorithm of plastic genesis.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoSave this picture!© Diego OpazoThe result is a thousand buildings in one. It changes with the entire path of the sun, when the shadows create new patterns on the white cloths. It shines like mother-of-pearl in the solar zenith and turns golden in the sunset. And between one and the other, thousands of shapes like when you shake the crystals of a kaleidoscope.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoYoung people will surely be attracted to the pool… .That strange turquoise shape that invites you to swim from a soft ramp bathed by water. Like a beach. The pristine white of the exterior contrasts with the warmth of the interiors. The rooms are dressed in blond wood and the social spaces are inspired by the bright colors of the typical Granada ceramics.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoProject gallerySee allShow lessPark and Shore Apartments / Woods BagotSelected ProjectsMER Apartment / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Granada, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs “COPY” La Cartuja Community Residence for Students / Ana Lozano Atelier Projects Architects: Ana Lozano Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: 2020 Manufacturers: Efapel, Kommerling, Saloni, Troll, Vescom, ASSABLOY, Archicad, Ideal Standard Photographs:  Diego Opazo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ana Lozano Portillo La Cartuja Community Residence for Students / Ana Lozano AtelierSave this projectSaveLa Cartuja Community Residence for Students / Ana Lozano Atelier ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyApartments, Dorms, Residential•Granada, Spain Save this picture!© Diego Opazo+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Sharelast_img read more

first_img Farmers Called to Act on Statehouse Legislation Bob KraftAs the short session of the Indiana General Assembly winds down, several key pieces of legislation that will impact farmers are in need of action. Indiana Farm Bureau is calling on its members to lobby lawmakers on two key issues: farmland assessment and inheritance taxes.  The State Department of Local Government Finance has released new regulations on the assessment of farmland that take into account soil fertility factors. These new regulations were announced just a few weeks before assessment was to begin.  “The bottom line is that this would increase assessment by as much as 60% in some cases,” says Bob Kraft with Indiana Farm Bureau.  Legislators in both houses are upset with the last minute revisions.  In the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) offered an amendment to HB 1190 (Rep. Suzanne Crouch, R-Evansville & Sen. Hershman) that will delay the effective date of the new DLGF rules by a year.  House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jeff Espich has indicated that he expects a similar amendment on a Senate bill in his committee. Kraft is urging farmers to contact lawmakers to express support for a delay in the implementation of the new rules. Another issue requires farmer support is efforts to eliminate the Indiana inheritance tax. On Thursday in the House Ways & Means Committee, Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) presented SB 293 rather than the author, Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown).  SB 293 includes changes to the exemptions in the inheritance tax law and contains phase-down language.  As the bill left the Senate, it does not completely eliminate the inheritance tax.  Farm Bureau’s Katrina Hall testified in favor of the bill, noting how dramatically IFB members are affected by inheritance tax and stressed preference for the complete elimination language that is included in HB 1199, authored by Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero).  HB 1199 phases-out the inheritance tax over 10 years starting two years from now.  HB 1199 has not yet been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate. Kraft is urging Farm Bureau members to lobby lawmakers for the elimination of the tax. SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 21, 2012 Kraft said IFB is also seeking farmer support for legislation that would prevent cities and towns from having jurisdiction over aquifers.  The House Utilities Committee heard testimony on SB 132 (Sen. Beverly Gard, R-Greenfield & Rep. Dave Wolkins, R-Winona Lake).  The bill will require the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to collect, compile, and publicize in the aggregate data regarding water use by water utilities in Indiana.  The controversial portion of the bill is a section that would exclude underground aquifers from the definition of “watercourse” as that term is used in several statutes that give cities and towns the authority to regulate “watercourses” ten miles outside their municipal boundaries.  A Supreme Court decision last fall concluded that municipalities had the authority to regulate aquifers.  This means that a town could require a farmer to obtain a permit to pump water from the aquifer with a well on the farmer’s property, or they could prohibit the withdrawal of water altogether.  It could also set up a race among municipalities that are within ten miles of one another to claim the aquifer first.  Farm Bureau is one of the strongest voices calling for the legislative reversal of the Supreme Court’s decision to include aquifers in the definition of “watercourse.” At the hearing last Wednesday, Farm Bureau’s Justin Schneider testified in support of the bill.  The Indiana Association of Cities & Towns and several mayors testified against reversing the Supreme Court’s decision.  Following a lengthy hearing, Committee Chair Jack Lutz (R-Anderson) decided not to take a vote on the bill but announced that a vote would be taken this week.  Legislators are being asked by the mayors of the municipalities in their districts to vote against SB 132.  All legislators need to hear from their constituents who support the bill.center_img Home News Feed Farmers Called to Act on Statehouse Legislation [audio:|titles=Farmers Called to Act on Statehouse Legislation]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleCautions Offered For PlantingNext articlePossible Stumbling Blocks for KORUS Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter New Study Shows Carbon Footprint of Corn Ethanol Shrinking SHARE Facebook Twitter According to a new study conducted by Life Cycle Associates and commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association – the carbon footprint of corn ethanol continues to shrink – while the carbon impacts associated with crude oil production continue to worsen as more marginal sources are introduced to the fuel supply. The study found that average corn ethanol reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 32-percent compared to average petroleum in 2012. This estimate includes prospective emissions from indirect land use change for corn ethanol. When compared to marginal petroleum sources like tight oil from fracking and oil sands – average corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 37 to 40-percent. By 2022 – the study found average corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 to 60-percent compared to petroleum.The study also reveals fundamental flaws with the GHG analysis conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency for the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard regulations. The analysis shows corn ethanol was already reducing GHG emissions by 21-percent compared to gasoline in 2005. The EPA analysis assumes corn ethanol GHG reductions won’t reach that point until 2022. In addition – EPA’s analysis implicitly assumes the carbon intensity of crude oil will be the same in 2022 as it was in 2005 – a presumption already disproven. According to the authors of the study – as unconventional sources of crude oil have grown in recent years – the carbon intensity of petroleum fuels has increased above the levels initially identified in the RFS.Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen says biofuel critics and some regulatory agencies are stuck in the past when it comes to the carbon footprint of ethanol. He says we don’t have to wait until 2022 for corn ethanol to deliver on its promise to reduce GHG emissions. Using the latest data and modeling tools – Dinneen says this study shows corn ethanol has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector since enactment of the original RFS in 2005. Further – he notes the report shows ethanol’s GHG performance will continue to improve and diverge with crude oil sources that only get dirtier as time goes on. When ethanol is appropriately compared to the unconventional petroleum sources it is replacing at the margin – Dinneen says the GHG benefits are even more obvious. RFA is urging EPA officials to closely examine this new information and make good on the commitment to ensure the RFS regulations are based on the latest data and best available science.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Energy New Study Shows Carbon Footprint of Corn Ethanol Shrinking By Andy Eubank – Jan 15, 2014 Previous articleFarm Bureau Delegates Set Public Policy Positions for 2014Next articleIndiana Grower Satisfied With Liberty System Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Pinterest Local News Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Model N Study: Improved Channel Data Optimizes Sales and Profitability for High-Tech and B2B Software Companies SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), the leader in cloud revenue management solutions, today announced findings from a new research study covering revenue management and channel strategy within high-tech manufacturing and B2B software companies. Model N commissioned a study conducted by Forrester Consulting, which polled 211 senior leaders responsible for revenue management and channel strategy and obtained their feedback on the state of channel processes as well as what actions companies are taking to extend the effectiveness of their channel programs. The survey found that automating channel revenue processes across systems is difficult for firms to accomplish even though they see it as extremely valuable. Greater than 70% of respondents stated that solution based incentive management, automated channel data management, and automated MDF management would be very valuable when optimizing channel revenue processes. Additionally, greater than 65% of leaders place the same value on automated rebate management, channel partner portals, and automated channel management, making it clear that high tech executives place a high value on technology features that can interoperate across data and organizational silos. Revenue management concerns feature prominently across the software and high-tech sectors. The research revealed the following obstacles when it comes to optimizing sales decisions and profitability:Short product lifecycles (53%)Lack of recognition/appreciation that sales data quality is an obstacle (52%)Reliance on manual tools and/or processes (33%)Lack of a unified view of channel sales data and activities (32%)Technology silos (29%)Inconsistent sales data entry (28%)Poor data integration/merging capabilities (27%) “This new study and survey findings show that the crisis in channel automation is real. In many cases data is siloed, and a lack of common understanding around channel revenue processes exists,” said Model N’s SVP and GM of High Tech, Chanan Greenberg. “Numerous high-tech and B2B software companies are literally flying blind due to siloed systems and processes. They’re leaving money on the table, because they don’t possess the proper tools to gather the timely, accurate and actionable channel sales information which can make a big difference when it comes to protecting margins and revenue streams.” The Business Case for Channel Automation While modern channel software solutions exist, Forrester Consulting found that channel leaders are falling behind in terms of investing in and implementing channel tools that really work, causing relationships between vendors and partners to suffer. More than half of companies (56%) rely on homegrown technology solutions to partly manage their channel revenue processes, and many of these in-house solutions suffer from overlapping functionality, resulting in disconnected silos of data that are prone to duplication, errors and inefficiency. In fact, the Forrester Consulting study states that “firms are struggling to stitch together a myriad of channel tools and manual processes, resulting in low-quality channel data that fails to provide a clear and timely view of performance.” However, executives do see the value in end to end channel automation for uncovering high-value opportunities and improving the partner experience. According to the study, “decision makers place a high value on solution features that provide a more automated and unified way of managing their channel processes and data from end-to-end.” According to Forrester Research’s Principal Analyst for Channels, Partnerships and Ecosystems, Jay McBain, high-tech manufacturing and B2B software companies – given the current marketing environment – should seek to build a holistic set of metrics and KPIs that accurately reflect channel effectiveness. “Today’s increasingly complex channel environment means once-reliable partner performance measurements such as revenue tiers, profit contribution, certifications, and customer satisfaction surveys fail to properly predict overall channel performance,” he states in the report entitled Unlocking The Power Of Partner Ecosystems Demands Powerful Measurement. “To succeed, B2B marketers and channel leaders must embrace techniques that will measure the expanding ecosystems’ influence on the entire buyer’s journey and not just the transaction.” The survey data bears out McBain’s assertion. When asked if they could hypothetically improve the level of channel automation and integration, responses were broadly positive. Specific improvements cited included:Protecting our margins from fraud (49%)Improving the accuracy of our channel sales data (48%)Protecting our margins from leakage (48%)Empowering/rewarding our highest-performing partners (44%)Developing a single view of channel sales data (44%)Improving the experience of our end customers (44%) According to Greenberg, Model N’s revenue management platform is designed and built to automate channel revenue processes and facilitate success in the areas of sales operations and profitability through more effective data management. “By integrating channel technologies and processes through automated, data-driven programs, brands can instill greater confidence in their channel partners and drive more revenue,” he observed. “And the research data from Forrester Consulting shows that companies are ready to embrace the benefits of channel automation – and the time to act is now.” More About the Forrester Consulting Study “Channel Sales Data Drives Revenue and Profitability” is a Forrester Opportunity Snapshot and custom study commissioned by Model N through Forrester Consulting. To create the study, Forrester Consulting supplemented existing Forrester Consulting research with a custom survey administered to 211 director-level and above revenue management and channel strategy decision-makers. The custom survey fielding began in October 2020 and was completed in November 2020. To learn more about how high-tech and B2B software organizations can improve channel performance and drive positive revenue impacts, download the free Forrester Opportunity Snapshot here. About Model N Model N enables life sciences and high tech companies to drive growth and market share, minimizing revenue leakage throughout the revenue lifecycle. With deep industry expertise and solutions purpose-built for these industries, Model N delivers comprehensive visibility, insight and control over the complexities of commercial operations and compliance. Our integrated cloud solution is proven to automate pricing, incentive and contract decisions to scale business profitably and grow revenue. Model N is trusted across more than 120 countries by the world’s leading pharmaceutical, medical technology, semiconductor, and high tech companies, including Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Stryker, Seagate Technology, Broadcom and Microchip Technology. For more information, visit View source version on CONTACT: Media Contact: Denyse Dabrowski Bospar Public Relations [email protected] 650-610-4998Investor Contact: Gwyn Lauber Model N, Inc. [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR SECURITY ENGINEERING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTING MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Model N, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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first_imgColumnsHindu Succession Act, 1956: The Fight To End Gender-Based Discrimination Continues Devendra Damle5 Oct 2020 1:10 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, in a recent judgment, ruled that a daughter has the same rights as a son in ancestral property under the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, irrespective of whether the father was alive at the time of the amendment. Till its amendment in 2005, the principle law – the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA) – did not grant daughters rights in ancestral property. While…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 Supreme Court, in a recent judgment, ruled that a daughter has the same rights as a son in ancestral property under the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, irrespective of whether the father was alive at the time of the amendment. Till its amendment in 2005, the principle law – the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA) – did not grant daughters rights in ancestral property. While the amendment in 2005 and the recent ruling by the Supreme Court are significant steps towards eliminating gender-based discrimination in inheritance in Hindu Personal Law, the law is not yet free of discrimination against women. In matters of devolution of property, the HSA still discriminates against women and their families. The HSA governs intestate inheritance of property belonging to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs in India (approx. 80% of the population). Section 8 of the HSA governs devolution of men’s property, and Section 15 governs the devolution of women’s property. Under Section 15(1) of the HSA, if a Hindu woman dies without creating a living will, her estate is divided in the following order: Firstly, to the husband of the deceased woman, and her children (and children of any of her children who may have died before her); If there is no surviving husband or children, then upon the heirs of the deceased’s husband; If there are no heirs of the husband, then upon the husband’s parents; If the husband’s parents are not surviving, then upon the heirs of the deceased woman’s father; and If there are no heirs of the father, then upon the heirs of the deceased woman’s mother. This scheme of devolution applies to two categories of property. First, any property the woman acquires on her own. Second, any property which she inherits from people other than her husband or her parents. The husband’s natal family, therefore, has a stronger claim to the woman’s self-acquired property than her own natal family. The same rule also applies to any property she inherits from siblings and distant relatives. We do not see any reciprocal provision in Section 8 for property belonging to men. Section 15(2) of the HSA dictates how the property she inherits from her husband and parents devolves. Under Section 15(2) of the HSA, if a widow dies childless, any property she inherits from her parents devolves to the heirs of her parents (viz her siblings). Any property she inherits from her husband devolves to her husband’s heirs. Again, there is no reciprocal provision in the scheme of devolution for men’s property. After his children and the wife, a man’s natal family has a claim over all the property which belongs to him. The woman’s family is not mentioned at all. In both Section 8 and Section 15, the fathers (and their heirs) in either case have a stronger claim than the mother. In general, relatives through male lines are given a far higher priority than relatives through women. The injustice of these provisions is showcased perfectly in a 2009 case heard by the Supreme Court of India – Omprakash v. Radhacharan and Ors. [(2009) 15 SCC 66]. The dispute was between the brothers-in-law and parents of one Narayani Devi. Narayani Devi’s husband died within three months of their marriage in 1955. Her in-laws promptly threw her out of her marital home. Narayani Devi went back to live with her parents, who provided her with an education. She then got a job and eventually amassed a significant amount of property in the form of savings in a bank account and a provident fund. Narayani Devi died in 1976, without creating a living will. Her mother then sought to claim her property, but her brothers-in-law opposed her claim. The dispute eventually ended up in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled that since Narayani Devi did not have children and did not inherit the property in dispute from her parents, its devolution would be governed by Section 15(1). Under Section 15(1) the husband’s heirs – i.e. her brothers-in-law – had a stronger claim than her parents. So it came to pass that the same marital family which had thrown Narayani Devi out after her husband died, ended up with the property she acquired through her effort and skill.This would not have happened if Narayani Devi were a man. It also would not have happened if she were Christian or Parsi. The outcome under the Indian Succession Act, 1925 (ISA), which governs intestate succession for Christians and Parsis, would have been more equitable. Similarly, the outcome would have been far more equitable if she were domiciled in Goa, which has its own unique civil code, derived from the Portuguese Civil Code. This problem has not gone unnoticed. The 174th Report of the Law Commission of India recognised that the scheme of devolution fails to account for the possibility that a woman might be capable of acquiring property on her own, through her own effort and skill. The 207th Report of the Law Commission also noted that the HSA does a disservice to women by not recognising their self-acquired property. It also recommended an amendment to govern women’s self-acquired property. The most potent criticism of the discriminatory provisions in Section 15, has come from the Bombay High Court in its judgment in Mamta Dinesh Vakil vs Bansi Wadhwa (2012). The court determined that the HSA – in matters of devolution of property – discriminates solely on the basis of gender, and therefore violates the right to equality guaranteed under Article 15(1) of the Indian Constitution. It also criticised the HSA for being out of touch with modern times. Ultimately, though the Bombay High Court, referred the question of constitutionality to a larger bench, which has so far not been constituted. So the question of whether the discrimation violates the Constitution, is not yet settled. Even if the Court rules these provisions to be ultra vires of the Constitution, it is the legislature’s job to actually amend the law. One of the solutions that is often proposed to mitigate this issue is for women to make living wills. There are two problems with this thinking. First, a recent survey found that 73% of urban Indians are unaware of the concept of a living will, and less than 6% reported to have actually made one. Second, there is a significant cost – in terms of both time and money – in creating and executing a living will, and for getting a probate (i.e. a certification from the Court that the will is valid). Furthermore, the existence of a mitigating mechanism (in this case the right to make a living will to govern devolution) cannot excuse retaining a discriminatory provision of a law. If a law or any part of it is discriminatory, the discrimination itself has to be removed. The HSA fails to recognise women as economic actors. It treats women as entities without agency, and it devalues the familial ties a woman has with her natal family, while fully recognising such ties for a man. The need of the day is to amend the HSA to make the schemes of devolution gender-neutral. Examples of gender-neutral schemes of devolution are already present before us in the ISA and the Goa Civil Code. The Parliament needs to take this opportunity to complete the project which started with the amendment in 2005.Views are personal only. (Devendra Damle is a public policy researcher at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. This article is based on an NIPFP working paper, which can be found here.) Next Storylast_img read more