Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Lori EricksonPosted Apr 12, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal News Service] If you walk by my church on a warm spring day, at first glance you might think we’ve been targeted by pranksters: outside our front door, several of the trees bear a rainbow of ribbons, brightly colored strips of cloth that flutter in each passing breeze.The ribbons aren’t the result of hijinks, for we have actually invited their presence by setting up a small kiosk near the trees that contains a blank notebook and a bag full of fabric ribbons. “Offer your healing prayers here,” says a sign, while inside the kiosk is another note that explains that people around the world have long put ribbons on trees as symbol of their prayers.When we set up the kiosk we weren’t sure how this addition to our church lawn would be received. Located as we are in the middle of a busy university town, we worried that it might be a target for vandalism or that no one would take advantage of its invitation to pray. Nearly a year later, our trees are adorned with hundreds of ribbons, bearing colorful testimony to those who have stopped for a few moments in front of our church to offer prayers.Many people have also left petitions in the blank book, prayers that are given voice each Tuesday morning during our weekly healing service. “I pray that I may be strong enough to do what must be done,” says one. “I pray that the Holy Spirit will allow my grandmother to forgive those who have hurt her,” says another. “We pray that our downstairs neighbor will be OK,” offers another.The brief prayers make me wonder about the lives behind them. What has happened to the grandmother who can’t forgive? Why does that downstairs neighbor need prayers? I’ll never know, but that mystery is part of the beauty of the ribbons.A prayer tree at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa. Photo/Lori EricksonI also appreciate how the prayer trees are a form of quiet outreach and support to those who walk by our door. “I tied a ribbon on one of your trees for my sister who has cancer,” a friend told me the other day, someone whom I know does not have a faith community. “It makes me feel better to see it as I walk by each day.”One of my favorite prayers left at the kiosk is this one: “I give a prayer of thanksgiving for this church for providing this awesome opportunity to pray as a community.” Given the fact that the person signed this message with an extravagantly large heart, she was probably young enough to consider “awesome” as a synonym for “great.” I like to think our prayer trees are awesome in the original meaning of the word as well.As Episcopalians we rightly value the historic liturgies of our church, crafting our services with beautiful words and music. I greatly appreciate those efforts, but I often find myself pausing outside our church on Sunday mornings to look at the ribbons dancing in the breeze. I think that perhaps as beautiful as the service has been, it is these prayers that go most swiftly to God’s ear, for in matters of the heart, simplicity is better than complexity.I’m reminded too of a line from Lauren Winner’s powerful new memoir, “Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis.” As Winner struggles with trying to keep her spiritual life alive through a time of doubt and trial, she takes comfort from a poem written by Carrie Fountain. Prayer, the poet writes, “was the last skill I learned. I practiced rigorously. Just as I was getting good, I lost it. As soon as it was gone, I understood it was not a skill at all.”That’s why I think those ribbons have something to teach us about how to pray. Our words don’t have to be elaborate or skillfully crafted. They don’t have to be spoken inside a church or led by a member of the clergy. However they’re formed, the spirit will take the words where they need to go, borne on the wings of each passing spring breeze.— Lori Erickson writes about inner and outer journeys at www.spiritualtravels.info. She serves as a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa. The Rev. Judith Jones, Vicar says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Catherine weir says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs April 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm So glad you posted a picture too, how wonderful….. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service February 20, 2016 at 4:17 am It’s is with regret that I have to inform my friends that my loving husband Alex passed away on 18th February after a long battle with cancer. Please pray for his son and all his friends and relations. Thank you November 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm When I sew quilt tops and trim my fabric, I take the ribbon like pieces and put them in my magnolia tree. Recently my friend, Joe spent 11 weeks in the hospital with his second round of leukemia. Every day I would go out and touch each piece and say a prayer. He’s home now and gaining weight.I love my prayer tree. I would love to forward a picture. April 13, 2012 at 12:19 am Beautiful thought,Beautiful action carried through,Beautiful ribbons floating prayers above.Beautiful words,Beautiful woman who wrote them. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing 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 New Zealand: Interim cathedral for Christchurch gets go-ahead Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC By Taonga staffPosted Apr 16, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Taonga] A Transitional Cathedral for Christchurch, New Zealand – designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban – will be built in Latimer Square on the site of St John’s Church.An architect’s impression of what Christchurch’s Transitional Christchurch will look like. Photo/Anglican TaongaThe NZ$4.5 million (US$3.68 million) cardboard structure, to be completed by Christmas, will be used for worship and community events until a new permanent cathedral is built. It will then become the worship center for St John’s Parish.This “symbol of hope” was announced by Richard Gray, representing the Transitional Cathedral Group, and Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews.With 400 parishioners, St John’s is one of the larger parishes in the diocese and now worships at Mairehau High School and St Saviour’s, Sydenham.The old stone church, vicarage and hall on the corner of Hereford and Madras streets had to be demolished after the Feb. 22, 2011 earthquake. It was announced in early March that the quake-crippled ChristChurch Cathedral will be brought down to a “safe level” – between 2 and 3 meters high.In a media briefing at the Latimer Square site, Gray said: “This is a very exciting next step for the project. The Transitional Cathedral is a symbol of hope for the future of this city as well as being sustainable and affordable.“The cathedral is confident it will attract interest nationally and internationally drawing additional visitors to the city.”Matthews said: “I am delighted we have reached this step and I acknowledge the wonderful collaboration between the congregations of the cathedral and St John’s that has made a Transitional Cathedral possible in the inner city.”With seating for 700, the building also will provide a venue for concerts, exhibitions, civic and community events.Linked containers will sit alongside the Cathedral and include a café and shop, meeting rooms, amenities and offices.“The bulk of the money is in hand but there will be further fundraising to meet the costs of building the temporary structure,” Gray said.He acknowledged a number of sponsors, including Warren and Mahoney, Holmes Consulting, Beca, The George Hotel, Sonoco (cardboard tube manufacturer) and Air New Zealand.A NZ$50,000 (US$40,917) feasibility study was paid for by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.The Transitional Cathedral will be made of cardboard tubes, timber beams, structural steel and a concrete pad, and is intended to last well over 20 years.It is the largest “emergency structure” designed by Shigeru Ban.He and associate architect Yoshie Narimatsu are not charging for their services.Warren and Mahoney will soon begin work on detailed drawings, and the building should be completed by this December. There are hopes that the opening could coincide with a visit of outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.Shigeru Ban hopes to be in Christchurch this weekend for the first turning of the soil on the site. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA
Save this picture!© Justin AaronLocated in a Heritage Conservation Area the renovation is not visible from the street providing a sense of delight and surprise as you walk thought the traditional front of the terrace into the new open + light extension.Project gallerySee allShow lessBig Idea for Public Space? You Could Win $5,000IdeasAnna Meares Velodrome / Cox ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878984/brick-house-bastian-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily City:AnnandaleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Justin AaronRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. This project saw the revitalisation of an inner city worker’s cottage. The renovation opened up the internal spaces, provided natural light and a direct connection to the outdoor area. Internally the house has been reconfigured, consolidating service areas around a small side courtyard and opening the living and dining space directly onto the new courtyard. The new extension has been raised to match the garden level, the internal floor change occurring at the threshold between the old and new parts of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlansThe renovations + additions took cues from the existing materiality of the building, in particular an exposed recycled brick wall. Recycled bricks were sourced to match and the wall was extended, adding texture and colour in an otherwise monochrome extension. New brickwork weaves through the project, beginning inside as the kitchen bench, wrapping along the length of the room as a ledge for artwork and modern essentials, snaking outside and bulging to form a BBQ bench and finally dipping down to create a long bench seat.Save this picture!© Justin AaronThe hit + miss brickwork of the courtyard will visually borrows space from the shared laneway beyond, while the brick on edge paving steps its way into the landscape; blurring the edges between garden + courtyard.Save this picture!SectionThe materiality of the bricks is contrasted by a folded white living, kitchen + dining space. The roof folds up to the north providing light and ventilation while also creating a sense of weightlessness which counteracts the solid brick base. Brick House / Bastian Architecture Photographs Manufacturers: Boral, Caesarstone, Phoenix Tapware, AWS, Black + White, Boral Brown, Marengo Honed, Natural Grey, Snow, Surface Gallery, Tasmanian Oak “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878984/brick-house-bastian-architecture Clipboard Architects: Bastian Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area: 79 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Laycock Constructions Structural Engineer: Houses Projects Brick House / Bastian ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBrick House / Bastian ArchitectureSave this picture!© Justin Aaron+ 20 Share Photographs: Justin Aaron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Builder: CopyAbout this officeBastian ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAnnandaleAustraliaPublished on September 04, 2017Cite: “Brick House / Bastian Architecture” 04 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Lead Architects: Projects Cosentini Associates MEP: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915773/550-vanderbilt-apartments-cookfox-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Chris Payne / Esto+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share 550 Vanderbilt Apartments / COOKFOX Architects “COPY” ArchDaily Civil Engineering: Area: 360405 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Brooklyn, United States 2018 United States Photographs: Chris Payne / Esto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Stantec Rick Cook, Darin Reynolds, Brandon Specketer, Simon Willett Photographs 550 Vanderbilt Apartments / COOKFOX ArchitectsSave this projectSave550 Vanderbilt Apartments / COOKFOX Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915773/550-vanderbilt-apartments-cookfox-architects Clipboard Products used in this ProjectMetal PanelsMetalTech GlobalMetal Cladding – Custom FabricationClients:Greenland Forest City PartnersLandscape Base Building:TerrainLandscape Courtyard:Thomas BalsleyGeotech Engineering:Mueser Rutledge Consulting EngineersDesign Team:Luca Baraldo, Sylvie Blondeau, Miha Brezavšček, Hilary Catterall, Ciarán Conlon, Shai Fuller, Alejandro Garcia-Lastra Nunez, Zach Grzybowski, Leila Hirvonen, Morteza Karimi, Amanda Lehman, Zack Maurer, Jeffrey Shiozaki, Giacomo VischiCity:BrooklynCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chris Payne / EstoText description provided by the architects. 550 Vanderbilt is a 278-unit residential building located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The design and construction are driven by two prominent features of the surrounding neighborhood: the architectural character of the streetscape, and eight acres of new, publicly accessible greenspace that defines the site. The resulting relationship between landscape and architecture make 550 Vanderbilt a fitting transition between the streetscape and the new park, designed to pull in nature at all scales for the health and well-being of its residents. It is a project that mediates between the smaller scale of the brownstone and the creation of a sustainable, higher density urbanism.Save this picture!© Chris Payne / EstoThe approach to 550 reveals a refined composition of massing, custom-fired brick inspired by nearby historic structures, and windows that evoke the detailing and proportions of neighboring residences. Window shrouds add depth to the facades, while custom planter boxes and biomimetic-patterned screens help residents connect to nature. The street wall rises 60’ and then begins a series of gradual terraces and setbacks, acknowledging the existing urban fabric of the historic Prospect Heights community, while marking the edge of Pacific Park and the vibrant streetscape of Vanderbilt Avenue. Save this picture!© Chris Payne / EstoSave this picture!Courtesy of COOKFOX ArchitectsSave this picture!© Chris Payne / Esto550 Vanderbilt is part of the community of Prospect Heights; connections to the neighborhood street activity are paramount. Maisonettes on Dean Street add physical and visual connectivity to the sidewalk, while the main entrance lobby is fully transparent, allowing clear views to the park from the sidewalk. Natural materials of wood and stone create an inviting, tactile experience to transition residents from the street to their homes. The transition is reinforced on every floor, where overall planning has been configured to give all residents a view to the park through day-lit elevator vestibules. Within each residence, window proportions maintain a delicate balance between maximizing daylight and views to the surrounding neighborhood and providing a sense of enclosure that reinforces the exterior weight and solidity of a Brooklyn masonry building.Save this picture!© Chris Payne / EstoAll units in 550 Vanderbilt, ranging in size from efficient studios to three and four bedrooms, incorporate the same mature palette of whites, grays, Carrara marble, and warm, rich woods. Custom millwork, vanities, and sustainably sourced kitchen cabinetry add a level of detail to each unit, continuing a tradition of craft found in neighboring historic buildings. Sustainability and indoor air quality measures include FSC certified wood, low V.O.C. finishes, high-efficiency energy recovery ventilators, highly filtered fresh air in every residence, and a stormwater retention system. Save this picture!© Chris Payne / EstoProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse on the Cove / Stephenson Design CollectiveSelected ProjectsAndares Corporate / Sordo Madaleno ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brooklyn, NY, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: “COPY” Manufacturers: MetalTech-USA, Carnegie, NY Stone, Omnia Industries, Stone Source, Atlantic Link, DiFama Concrete, Flat Vernacular, Flor, McGrory Glass, Tsar Carpet Architects: COOKFOX Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCOOKFOX ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBrooklynUnited StatesPublished on April 24, 2019Cite: “550 Vanderbilt Apartments / COOKFOX Architects” 24 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Derrick Duncan speaks at a protest in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2000.It’s tragic when a person in his 40s dies suddenly of a mysterious illness. But it’s especially tragic when he is a working-class revolutionary, a staunch unionist, an immigrant from Jamaica who yearned to visit the motherland in Africa.Derrick Duncan met Workers World Party in 1995 at the annual Caribbean Day celebration held in Brooklyn, N.Y., during the Labor Day weekend. A flier about the fight to end the death penalty and save the life of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal attracted him to the struggle. Always a fighter to end racism and police brutality, Duncan’s worldview expanded as he read Abu-Jamal’s essays about the prison-industrial complex and connected the dots to capitalism.Both John Parker in Los Angeles and Steven Ceci in Baltimore remember the enthusiasm and dedication Duncan brought to the mobilization in Los Angeles to save Mumia’s life and end the death penalty during protests at the Democratic National Convention in 2000. “As an oppressed person, Derrick was inspired by this great revolutionary,” Ceci told Workers World.“Derrick often made clear his opinion that lesbian and gay people must have the same rights as heterosexuals. And I’d call him a workaholic — that’s how strong his work ethic was.”A transporter at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Duncan was a member of 1199, the Service Employees union. Anne Pruden remembers that after he was elected a delegate in the early 2000s, Duncan joined other Workers World members and friends to distribute fliers at monthly delegate assemblies.“Derrick had a working-class view of everything,” says John Parker. “That’s what attracted him to our politics. He was unabashedly biased in favor of the working class. And being an immigrant made him an internationalist.” Hillel Cohen, who leafleted 1199 meetings with Duncan, agrees: “Derrick’s experiences in life as a young immigrant worker won him to the struggle.”Donatien Bukuba, born in Burundi, shared the immigrant experience with Duncan: “We were both trying to make a living, often holding two jobs. When we didn’t have jobs, we would support each other. We took the politics of Workers World and the International Action Center and applied them to ourselves — the poor must work together to support each other.”Bukuba remembers the concern Duncan showed him at a rally demanding reparations for African Americans in Washington, D.C. a decade ago. “We were talking with a group of young, very militant Black men. Some of them wanted to confront the police. Derrick looked at me and said, ‘We don’t have green cards yet. Come over here so we don’t get arrested.’ The brother really cared for me.“I took him to visit my family from Africa in New York. He bonded with them. He was so excited to eat African food. My family was his family. When he became a citizen two years ago, the first thing he did was bring his 14-year-old daughter Dainia here. He said, ‘Now I can do things freely and have peace of mind.’ We talked about going to Africa together this November.”In addition to politics, Bukuba, Ceci and Duncan shared an interest in music, particularly reggae. “We wanted to take Bob Marley’s music and put it into action,” says Bukuba, who describes Duncan as very open minded. Parker remembers him as “very friendly, very sincere, very respectful, a warm person, humble and honest, who made an effort to make everyone comfortable. He had a good way of teaching — questioning and then giving his opinion.”Born on April 5, 1968, Duncan died of a lung infection on June 10. Cohen reports that Duncan’s brother said he died from exposure to a toxic substance that injured his lungs, which never recovered. Noting that such a condition is usually associated with asbestos or radiation, Cohen speculated that such exposure could have occurred while Duncan was remodeling his house in Brooklyn.Derrick Duncan will be remembered as an ardent working-class fighter against racism, police brutality and imperialism, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean, and for workers’ and women’s rights. Though his life was tragically cut short, Derrick’s determination to create a better world for his daughter and all the oppressed lives on. Derrick Duncan presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Top StoriesSC Seeks Explanation From Registry For Not Listing Bail Plea Despite The 4-Weeks Limit Set In Sep 2019 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Aug 2020 12:48 AMShare This – xAfter a petition seeking anticipatory bail became infructuous on account of the arrest of the applicant during its pendency, the Supreme Court sought an explanation from the Registry for not listing it within the four-week limit set by the Court in September 2019.The bench, headed by Justice S K Kaul, noted that notice returnable within four weeks was ordered in the petition on September…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?LoginAfter a petition seeking anticipatory bail became infructuous on account of the arrest of the applicant during its pendency, the Supreme Court sought an explanation from the Registry for not listing it within the four-week limit set by the Court in September 2019.The bench, headed by Justice S K Kaul, noted that notice returnable within four weeks was ordered in the petition on September 19, 2019. After that, the matter saw the “light of the day” only yesterday (August 28).Meanwhile, the petitioner got arrested and was subsequently granted regular bail, rendering the petition in SC infructuous. Therefore, the SC disposed of the plea.However, the bench said that it was “troubled” by the delay in listing of the case.”We are however troubled by the fact that while issuing notice on 19th September, 2019, we had made the order returnable in four weeks. The matter was of anticipatory bail. This is the first time the matter has seen the light of the day after almost an year.The Registry to furnish an explanation on the administrative side as to why the matter was not listed as directed after four weeks, more so, in the nature of matter being of anticipatory bail. The explanation be furnished within two weeks”, ordered the bench also including Justices Ajay Rastogi and Aniruddha Bose.In June, the SC had sought an explanation from the Registry over the three year delay in listing the review petition filed by fugitive-liquor baron Vijay Mallaya against a verdict holding him guilty of contempt of court in 2017.Click here to download the orderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
1440 Broadway and CIM Group’s Shaul Kuba (Photos via CBRE and Getty)Just south of Times Square, the 740,000-square-foot office building at 1440 Broadway was one of the last properties to be sold off as part of New York REIT’s liquidation.In 2017, the property was sold for $520 million to CIM Group, which manages the building, and Australian pension fund QSuper, which has a majority stake. The 25-story building’s occupancy was just 50 percent at the time of the sale, and has since risen to 93 percent — but there’s still work to be done.DBRS Morningstar analysts noted “several concerns about the current tenancy” in a recent report. WeWork, the largest tenant, has faced financial difficulties since before the pandemic, while several other tenants have put their spaces up for sublease.ADVERTISEMENTLast month, CIM lined up a three-year, $399 million CMBS refinancing for the building, as it plans to lease up vacant space, release dark space, and complete capital upgrades. Documents associated with the securitization provide an inside look at the property’s finances.As of December, the building was leased to seven major tenants — WeWork and Macy’s are the largest — and two small retailers. The average annual base rent is $64 per square foot, which is 16 percent below market, according to an appraisal cited by DBRS.The office tenant with the priciest rent, at $73 per square foot, is WeWork. The co-working firm’s lease commenced in 2019 and accounts for nearly half of the building’s rent roll. WeWork leases its space to enterprise tenants — companies of at least 1,000 employees — which currently include “two publicly traded Fortune 500 companies.”The second largest tenant, Macy’s, has been at the property since 1983 and now uses it as its online sales operations headquarters. Amid pandemic-related challenges, the retailer is marketing the space for sublease, and recently elected to prepay nearly $33 million in lease obligations, covering rent through expiry in 2024. However, the prepaid rent will have to be given back in the event that Macy’s declares bankruptcy and a court terminates the lease.The third largest tenant, fashion design house Kate Spade, has subleased its two floors to other tenants. The fourth, venture capital firm Mizuho Capital, has gone dark and is also marketing its space for sublease.CVS anchors the retail component of the building, paying an average of $174 per square foot for space on the first and second floors. The smaller retail tenants, a coffee shop and a Mexican restaurant, were closed and not paying rent as of February.Read moreWeWork inks 236K sf lease at 1440 BroadwayCIM buying New York REIT’s 1440 Broadway for $520MNY REIT taps two brokerages to market office tower 1440 Broadway Apart from the two small retailers, all tenants at the building have remained current on their rent obligations amid the pandemic. One office tenant, marketing firm InnerWorkings, requested rent relief but was denied.The new debt replaces $360 million in acquisition financing Deutsche Bank provided in 2017. It includes $30 million in upfront reserves, most of which is to be used on leasing costs, according to DBRS. Additionally, the landlord is required to contribute another $20 million in equity, also primarily for leasing costs.Contact Kevin Sun Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Message* Full Name* Share via Shortlink CIM GroupTRD InsightsWeWork Email Address*
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Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Facebook Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States GeneralSummary/PurposeThis role will develop, plan, test and perfectfinancial tools that enable scenario planning and what-if analysisthat focus on forward-looking choices. Must be able to quicklylearn and understand key institutional drivers and performpredictive analysis, inclusive of the development of metrics anddashboards for senior leadership. Perform analysis of financialreports and data, and prepare subsequent narrative analysis formanagement inclusive of recommendations. Develop detailed financialmodels to help reduce cycle times for annual budgeting, projectionsand reporting. Utilize knowledge of the university’s financialaccounting systems.Thisindividual should have the ability to work independently to achievedepartmental goals, deadlines, and desired outcomes/results. Inaddition, expected to collaborate and engage key stakeholders ofthe financial planning and analysis process (includes University,School of Medicine and Johns HopkinsMedicine).Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesPlans and conducts complex analysis todetermine cost of business activities.Interfaces with the leadership team byprocessing, communicating and providing recommendations based onsolid business principles and analysis required to influencingbusiness decisions.Recommends budget adjustments, and other costimprovement measures.Analyzes complex financial data and extractsand defines relevant information; interprets data for the purposeof determining past financial performance and/or to project afinancial probability.Reviews costs and performs cost benefitanalysis related to projects and/or programs. Performs complex costand financial analysis of data reported in the various accountingsystems.Develops complex financial models and reportsfor forecasting, trending, and resultsanalysis.Interprets financial data and transactions ofevents for management making economic or businessdecisions.Reviews and evaluates current internal/externalprocesses and makes recommendations for improvements for automatingand streamlining routine tasks.Aids the department by organizing andprioritizing tasks required to achieving deadlines, departmentdeliverables to include goals &objectives.Takes the lead role when meeting with internalstakeholders by understanding the objective, drafting agendas,effectively communicates with meeting participants and makes therequired preparations to making the meeting and outcomes productiveand value-added.Uses various software applications, such asspreadsheets, relational databases, and presentations/graphicspackages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/orreports.Records, classifies, and summarizes financialtransactions and events in accordance with generally acceptedaccounting principles as well as fundaccounting.Recommends process improvements and followsthrough with implementation as approved.Documents processes and procedures asneeded.On a regular and continuing basis, developsknowledge of the formal and informal departmental goals, standards,policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of otherdepartments within the school/division.MinimumQualifications(Required):Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or otherrelated field.Five (5) years progressively responsible relatedfinancial/accounting experience.Additional education (Master’s in a related field)may substitute for required experience and additional relatedexperience may substitute for required education, to the extentpermitted by theJHU EquivalencyFormula:18 graduate degree credits maysubstitute for one year of experience. Additional relatedexperience may substitute for the required education on the samebasis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years ofnon-related college course work may be applied towards the totalminimum education/experience required for the respectivejob.PreferredQualificationsKnowledge of financial software applications anddatabase utilization/management preferred.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesAdvanced knowledge in the use of spreadsheets,presentations and word processingrequired.Knowledge of SAP accounting system practices andimplementation within the Hopkins environmentdesirable.MS EXCEL – Advanced, with demonstrated knowledge ofPivot tables, formulas and other advanced Excel tools and functionsrequired.Additional Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word,Access) (strongly desired)REPORTING TOOLS – Business Objects or similartoolsExchanges non-routine information using tact andpersuasion as appropriate requiring excellent oral and writtencommunication skills.Strong customer service orientation with internalstakeholders.Exhibits sensitivity to the interrelationship ofboth people and functions within and outside the department. Havean insatiable desire to solve businesspuzzles/challenges.On a regular and continuous basis, exercisesadministrative judgment and assumes progressively increasingresponsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having animpact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within thefunctional area.Sitting in a normal seated position forextended periods of time.Finger dexterity required to manipulate objectswith fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example,using a keyboard.Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing10lbs. or less. Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing30lbs. or less.Classified Title: Sr.Financial AnalystWorking Title: Sr. Financial Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PDStarting Salary Range:Up to $81,435 / Commensuratewith ExperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30a – 5:00p / 37.5 hrsper weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation:45-MD:JH at KeswickDepartment name: 10002568-SOM Admin Finance Budget andAccountingPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf Maryland, United States Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University JH atKeswick Johns Hopkins University Save Sr. Financial Analyst Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore
Commentary: Children’s Hour Draws To A CloseAugust 23, 2019, By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – So, it seems that negotiation and diplomacy by temper tantrum aren’t that effective.Who could have guessed that?In the past few days, President Donald Trump continued his practice of picking fights with America’s friends and appeasing America’s enemies. He did so in ways and for reasons that only would have made sense in “Alice in Wonderland,” where up is down and down is up.John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comThe president started his bewildering run of brouhahas by musing, out loud, that he might be interested in acquiring Greenland from Denmark.Denmark President Mette Frederiksen responded to Trump’s out-loud thought bubble by saying it was “an absurd discussion” because the days are over in which people and countries are bought and sold, and Denmark doesn’t own Greenland, anyway.Trump being Trump, responded with a snit.He was scheduled to visit Denmark at the beginning of September. He canceled the trip, saying Frederiksen was “nasty” for dismissing his idea in the way she did. She should have been more respectful.Hmmm.Maybe it would have been easier for Frederiksen to do that if he had sounded her out in private – say, in a face-to-face meeting at the beginning of September – rather than blurting his half-thought-out notion in front of a bunch of cameras and microphones. Then she, privately, could have explained what the obstacles might be.And no one would have been embarrassed.But Trump didn’t do that.Instead, he made a public statement.That forced Frederiksen to respond in public.Trump got his feelings hurt.Now, we have a strain in what has been a friendly relationship – a strain that could have been avoided so easily if the president had demonstrated a bare minimum of self-discipline and emotional maturity.Worse, there seems to be a domino effect.Just after Trump cancelled the Denmark trip, Iceland’s prime minister, Katrin Jakobsdottir, said she wouldn’t meet with Vice President Mike Pence when he visited her country. Instead, she will give a speech at a conference in Sweden.Jakobsdottir insisted the decision not to meet with Pence wasn’t a “snub,” but Icelandic historians said it was unprecedented.Pence’s visit to Iceland is scheduled for Sept. 4.Trump was scheduled to be in Denmark Sept. 2 and 3.Jakobsdottir’s speech is scheduled for Sept. 3, but she plans to linger at the conference to talk with attendees some more.Pence’s visit would have been the first by a U.S. vice president to Iceland since 1983.But Jakobsdottir isn’t trying to make a statement or send a signal.Not a chance.Then there is President Trump’s attempt to get Russia reinstated as part of the G-7, which was called the G-8 before the Russians were thrown out.The Russians were booted because they invaded the Ukraine in 2014. They’ve since made no attempts to resolve the situation or deal with the concerns of the other nations in the G-7.Well, all the other nations but the United States, where the president seems to be in thrall to Russian leader Vladimir Putin for some reason.The reaction of the leaders of the other nations in the G-7 to Trump’s proposal would have to heat up considerably to be considered frigid. They have pointed out that Russia should have to do something to make amends for invading Ukraine before the idea of readmission to the G-7 even should be entertained, much less acted upon.Trump apparently doesn’t see it that way.Maybe a guy who muses aloud about buying and selling nations and human beings just doesn’t see invading other countries and murdering the people there as that big a deal.But the leaders of other nations do see it as a big deal.Most of the signs suggest that they’re getting tired of dealing with this U.S. president’s immaturity.They want to deal with an adult.And soon.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is the director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail