ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeXPIRALOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMurciaWoodHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on March 30, 2009Cite: “House among Pines / XPIRAL” 30 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, Sanwa Structure Company:Tatsumi Terado Structural StudioSite Area:238.54 sqmBuilt Area:76.38 sqmCity:AnjoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. How will housing change as societal aging accelerates? This time our clients are a couple of retired husband and wife in their 60s. We planned a small house with a square roof for them, considering “the aging society” and “the way of housing” in the future.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesThe site is a newly-acquired lot conveniently located in a quiet residential area. The clients requested that we not just build a house but that we make a new place where we can interact with our neighbors and that we make a residence where they would be able to enjoy their hobbies indoors and outdoors. Upon this request, we planned an interaction space (a place open to the public) in front of the building facing the road, and we also planned a home garden behind the building (the location facing the neighbor’s agricultural field).Save this picture!Plan 1Four areas — “veranda,” “living space,” “light veranda,” and “visitors’ room” —constitute the plane.When we considered the life of the aged, we thought that non-daily lives and time such as tea parties at home or their adult daughters’ visits would be important while it is necessary to privide functions for daily lives such as eating and sleeping. So we planned so that each area would be connected with each other depending on the situation, while maintaining fuzzy borders among them, thus making it possible for daily lives and non-daily lives to be intertwined.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesSave this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesThe veranda surrounding the building functions as a place of friendship with neighbors and neighborhood gathering on the east side, and as a resting place on the west side when the clients work in their home garden. It also functions as a traffic line from the entrance when they have a tea party. The veranda is a structure that creates a physical and temporal distance between the living space and the tea room, and it helps visitors to realize the end of their daily lives and the beginning of their non-daily lives.Save this picture!SectionThe living space surrounds a square storeroom situated in the center. Located in the center on the second floor is the visitors’ room. It is expected to be used flexibly as a tea room, a guest room, a reading space, etc. Floated around that visitors’ room is the “light veranda,” whose soft light wraps the visitors’ room. On the “light veranda” light from the top lights on the four sides diffuses among sheets of translucent cloth and creates a pool of light. It also creates a scene in which light moves and fluctuates in intensity in response to the movement of natural wind.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesFor this house, after deciding on using the customary form such as a square roof, a veranda, etc., we focused on the relationship between daily and non-daily, and then by adding a “light veranda” as well as the normal “veranda,” it has become a house with various kinds of involvement with nature and unpredictable scenes under the roof. We always place an emphasis on the fact that simple configurations may create various kinds of involvement, and we feel possibilities in developing the already existing formats rather than architecture that expresses newness itself such as the discovery of a new scheme.Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesProject gallerySee allShow lessCottage Restoration / Studio ContiniSelected ProjectsMetal Hut / Robot 3 StudioSelected Projects Share Save this picture!Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates+ 29 Share Wengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Wengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesSave this projectSaveWengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates MARUCHO HOME Co.Ltd. 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792756/wengawa-house-katsutoshi-sasaki-plus-associates Clipboard Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: Construction Company: “COPY” CopyHouses•Anjo, Japan Houses Area: 97 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792756/wengawa-house-katsutoshi-sasaki-plus-associates Clipboard Projects Japan CopyAbout this officeKatsutoshi Sasaki + AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodFabric#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnjoJapanPublished on August 08, 2016Cite: “Wengawa House / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates” 07 Aug 2016. 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ArchDaily Ema Butrimaviciute 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903548/etno-hut-ema-butrimaviciute Clipboard Architects: Utopium Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Leonas Garbacauskas+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share Etno Hut / Ema ButrimaviciuteSave this projectSaveEtno Hut / Ema Butrimaviciute Photographs: Leonas Garbacauskas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 14 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Small Scale•Pakalniškės, Lithuania CopyAbout this officeUtopiumOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScalePakalniškėsLithuaniaPublished on October 10, 2018Cite: “Etno Hut / Ema Butrimaviciute” 10 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 22 October 2008 | News 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: legacies Major gift Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative Party deputy chairman, has announced that he will donate at least 80% of his assets on his death to a charitable foundation which he will establish. This could mean a donation of around £900 million, according to The Daily Telegraph.The foundation will be run by his family as its trustees.Lord Ashcroft has made substantial donations to the Conservative Party, NSPCC, Disability Foundation, and the Imperial War Museum. Twenty years ago he founded the Community Action Trust, now the Crimestoppers charity.The announcement was made in a new epilogue to his book Dirty Politics, Dirty Times. “I have never been a great believer in inherited wealth”, he wrote.www.lordashcroft.com Lord Ashcroft to bequeathe 80% of assets to charitable foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentCouncil of Europe Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Cartoon by Michel Cambon (@m_cambon) News RSF_en News Help by sharing this information News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China to go further September 2, 2016 G20 leaders in China: “the right to remain silent” does not apply to you! News April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges all leaders attending the G20 summit on 4-5 September in the southeastern city of Hangzhou to finally end their silence about the decline in justice in China, where forced confessions are increasingly used to justify jailing information activists and all those critical of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party. China’s Supreme People’s Court issued a directive to law enforcement officers on 21 November 2013 to stop using torture to get detainees to confess. “Interrogation by torture in extracting a confession, as well as the use of freezing, hunger, drying, scorching, fatigue and other illegal methods to obtain a confession from the accused, must be eliminated,” the court said. Nonetheless, although enshrined in Chinese law, “the right to remain silent” has never been violated as much as in the past three years. Two weeks after her abduction by the police, the journalist Gao Yu resurfaced on 8 May 2014 on state-owned China Central Television (CCTV), where she was shown “confessing her crimes” to a police officer. This shameful video proved that China continues to use mistreatment to justify imprisoning independent journalists and all those deemed overly critical of the Party. The broadcasting of this footage by a government-controlled TV news channel constituted a direct and grave violation of the right to due process. When tried in November 2014, Gao revealed that she had given the confession under the threat of reprisals against her son. Xiang Nanfu, a citizen journalist who was 62 when abducted in May 2014, appeared shortly thereafter on CCTV 13 confessing to having “defamed the Party and government.”confessing to having “defamed the Party and government.” He had been a regular contributor to the New York-based news website Boxun. Many lawyers, human rights activists and Hong Kong-based publishers, some of them foreign citizens, have been arrested by the Chinese authorities and forced to confess in the course of several unprecedented crackdowns in 2015 and 2016. All were subjected to pressure. Sometimes the pressure was physical or sometimes they were threatened with possible reprisals against loved-ones. In most cases, the broadcasting of their confessions, often accompanied by a Xinhua government news agency dispatch, was part of a smear campaign against independent information providers. This was the case with Gui Minhai, the owner of a company that published essays critical of the Party, whose “confession” was broadcast by CCTV on 17 January, and Peter Dahlin, an employee of the NGO Chinese Urgent Action, whose “confession” was broadcast two days later. A Xinhua dispatch about the confessions was posted online the same day. “Why are detainees punished severely in China if they say nothing?” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Because the authorities know that censoring criticism and independent news reporting is not enough to establish control over news and information. Forced confessions are an important part of Beijing’s propaganda strategy, which seeks to impose its twisted vision of reality on the Chinese people and the rest of the world. “And the international community’s silence reinforces this. By saying nothing about the broadcasting of forced confessions that flout the right to due process, the international community is endorsing the totalitarian ‘rule by law’ established by the Communist Party in place of the ‘rule of law.’ There will be more trials as unfair as Gao Yu’s. “By their silence about the culpability of the Chinese state media, the G20 leaders are using unacceptable double standards. By remaining silent about Beijing’s propaganda, they are sabotaging the work of all the human rights and media freedom activists and are contributing to the systematic disinformation of the Chinese people.” RSF has been calling on the European Union to adopt sanctions against CCTV and its executives for more than two years. This would be consistent with European Council resolution 2013/124/PESC of March 2013, which found that certain Iranian officials – including Press TV’s CEO and news director – had violated the right to a fair trial by their use of forced confessions and were complicit in the use of violence to make detainees “confess.” The forced confessions that the Chinese public have seen on their TV screens were obtained in manner similar to those condemned by the European Council. Ismaïl added: “RSF reiterates its call for sanctions against the government officials and state media executives responsible for this system of propaganda, which not only aims to discredit all human rights activists, dissidents and government critics one by one, but also contributes to the almost systematic use of psychological and physical violence and constitutes a flagrant denial of justice for its victims and their families.” The world’s biggest prison for journalists and bloggers, with more than 200 currently detained, China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentCouncil of Europe March 12, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information Editor of the daily The Point, Pap Saine, yesterday had two trials in which he is facing charges adjourned to later in the month. In the first, before a court in Kanifing, near Banjul, on a charge of “publication and dissemination of false news”, the judge, Sainabou Wadda-Ceesay, ordered an adjournment until 23 March, because of the need to ensure the charges against the journalist conformed with a 2005 amendment to the criminal code. In the second, Pap Saine appeared before a court in Banjul charged with “obtaining personal documents on the basis of false statements”. Judge Lamin George adjourned this trial until 25 March, at the request of the defence, to allow time to obtain documents from judicial authorities, including a copy of the charges against the journalist and the witness statements. Pap Saine is accused of being Senegalese and having fraudulently obtained a Gambian birth certificate and identity card.———-04.03.2009 – Commonwealth secretary general urged to help “save The Point”Reporters Without Borders has called on the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, to intervene with President Yahya Jammeh to immediately halt the Gambian authorities’ hounding of the country’s last independent daily newspaper and its editor.Editor of The Point, Pap Saine, is to go on trial on 11 March for “publishing and distributing false information” and “obtaining personal documents on the basis of false statements”.Mr. Kamalesh SharmaSecretary General CommonwealthLondon – United KingdomParis, 4 March 2009Dear Secretary General,Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that defends press freedom, would like to share with you its very deep concern about harassment by the Gambian authorities of the independent daily The Point, and to draw your attention to the plight of its editor, Pap Saine. Pap Saine was charged with “publishing false information” and appeared before a court in Kanifing, about ten kilometres from Banjul, on 4 February 2009. His trial was adjourned and the journalist, who pleaded not guilty, was bailed in the sum of 50,000 dalasi (about 1,800 euros). The authorities charged him in connection with an article the newspaper carried on 30 January headlined “Gambian diplomat arrested and taken to Mile Two (prison)”. Police, who arrested him, demanded that Pap Saine divulge the source of his information, which he categorically refused to do.The editor appeared in another case on 24 February in which he was accused of “obtaining personal documents on the basis of false statements”. This charged that the journalist was in fact Senegalese and fraudulently obtained a Gambian birth certificate and ID card. These absurd and baseless accusations have the sole aim of stepping up pressure on the editor of The Point, who is also correspondent in Gambia for the Reuters news agency. A new trial, to hear these two cases, is scheduled for 11 March.A group of police officers, led by Inspector Kebba Fadera made three visits to the offices of The Point on 20 February in an unsuccessful attempt to force the newspaper’s reporters to reveal their sources of information. We remind you that pressure against this newspaper is nothing new. Former editor of The Point, Deyda Hydara, associate and childhood friend of Pap Saine, was shot dead at the wheel of his car as he drove staff home on 16 December 2004. This terrible murder, that remains unpunished despite the fact that there are serious suspicions against the security services surrounding the president, Yahya Jammeh, constituted a turning point for the Gambian press which has since had to live in a permanent climate of fear. The international community and the Commonwealth cannot remain silent in the face of this unhappy situation that could mean the closure of Gambia’s last independent daily newspaper and the gagging of voices providing the people with information other than the regime’s propaganda. Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News News That is why we are asking you to intervene with President Yahya Jammeh to secure an immediate halt to the hounding of The Point. The Gambian authorities should also publicly promise to respect the freedom and guarantee the safety of Pap Saine and his staff.In the light of the seriousness of the situation, we are relying on the strength of your commitment and the speed of your response.Yours sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary General Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia News August 6, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica Receive email alerts Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Follow the news on Gambia to go further Organisation RSF_en GambiaAfrica March 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Adjournment of trials facing editor of the daily The Point January 27, 2020 Find out more News July 23, 2019 Find out more
Two years in prison is the maximum sentence for an erroneous press report under article 505(b) of the criminal code.“This sentence is out of all proportion and constitutes a serious violation of media freedom,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia desk. “It shows that Burma’s current authorities have no intention of abandoning the former military government’s repressive legislation and using the new legislation, which shows more respect for freedom of information.”One of the five journalists, Kyaw Zaw Hein, said at the end of the trial: “This is totally unfair and if the country wants to change into a democracy, it needs press freedom.”The journalists’ lawyer said he plans to appeal.——————————Reduced charges (published on Tuesday 5 August 2014)Four journalists now “only” facing two-year sentences on reduced chargesCourt drops charges against Bi Mon Te Nay journalists under draconian Emergency ActA court in the southern Rangoon suburb of Padeban announced yesterday that the five Bi Mon Te Nay journalists still being held will no longer face charges under the draconian Emergency Act that carry a possible 14-year sentence, but will still be tried on lesser penal code charges.Has the Burmese justice system begun to realize the extent of its recent excesses? Editors Win Tin and Thura Aung and assistant editors Yin Min Htun and Kyaw Min Khine and journalist Kyaw Zaw Hein, will now “only” face possible two-year sentences for misreporting on the weekly’s cover on 7 July that Aung San Suu Kyi was forming an interim government.Charges against a third assistant editor, Ye Ming Aung, were dropped and the judge ordered her release.“This decision by the Padeban court shows how weak the prosecution’s case against Bi Mon Te Nay’s staff is,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “Ye Ming Aung is the second person to have their charges withdrawn for lack of evidence and the court has recognized the disproportionate nature of the proceedings by dropping charges under the Emergency Act. It should now go one step further towards protecting freedom of information by dropping all charges against the others and asking the Press Council to handle the case.”The five remaining Bi Mon Te Nay staff members in detention are to be tried under article 505 (b) of the penal code, which covers defamtion.This article says: “Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the state or against the public tranquility shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.”The detained Bi Mon Te Nay staff members already appeared in court for a preliminary hearing on 22 July. Their arrest in early July came just days before five Unity Weekly journalists received ten-year jail terms on 10 July on charges of violating state secrets. News May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific MyanmarAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the two-year jail sentences that a court in the Rangoon suburb of Padeban imposed on five members of the weekly Bi Mon Te Nay’s staff on 16 October for misreporting in a cover story that Aung San Suu Kyi was to head an interim government. Receive email alerts News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out more In response to the outcry about the crackdown on the media, President Thein Sein met with members of the Press Council on 1 August and assured them that he would mediate in the event of any problem.Burma is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: DVB to go further August 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists get two years in prison for mistaken report News Organisation News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago February 22, 2019 1,255 Views Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the February issue of DS News.In her role with the Padgett Law Group (PLG), Keena Newmark leads the firm’s bankruptcy practice, the practice’s national unit, related bankruptcy litigation, and oversees the firm’s expansion into Texas. She is based out of PLG’s Dallas, Texas, office. Newmark has dedicated her career to the representation and advocacy of automotive and residential mortgage servicers and lenders. Her practice areas of expertise include bankruptcy law, bankruptcy litigation, and general creditors rights’ practice.Throughout her career, Newmark has worked alongside numerous national mortgage servicers to advise on the federal and state laws impacting bankruptcy, litigation, and other areas of the default servicing industry. As a leader, Newmark employs a client-centric approach to provide strategic solutions to complex legal matters. Most recently, she has been focusing on implementing and improving servicing processes and procedures with a particular focus on individual consumer and commercial filings. Newmark is uniquely experienced in legal and operations with specific experience in bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, and general creditors’ rights practice. Before joining PLG, she held various operational leadership and attorney management roles at two large national bankruptcy practices. Her experience has afforded her a deep understanding of the challenges many creditors face while servicing an active bankruptcy.How does the current low-level environment for foreclosures and delinquencies translate into the bankruptcy world? Do they tend to run parallel?It does have an effect because sometimes a bankruptcy is filed as a result of a borrower wanting to cure their mortgage, so there is a correlation. We have taken the current environment as an opportunity to evaluate efficiencies within our firm. Are the right people in the proper roles? Can we make processes that are manual more systemic?It’s about enhancing the experience for our servicers. We’re not only maintaining but increasing relationships during a time that most are losing volume. We haven’t let the volumes take us off course from the mission, which is continuing to maintain and grow. During times of reduced volume, some firms view people as the first source of reducing costs, but what we’ve tried to do is examine people as part of the solution instead.We look at the subject-matter expertise of each individual and try to determine what we can offer the servicers, whether in a project context or outside of default but in a general servicing aspect. It’s about shifting resources, and it’s done well for us in that regard. From a bankruptcy context, it’s been two-fold. We are continually growing because we’re taking the holistic resources of the firm and using them to build efficiency and a better product for the servicer. Within that, there’s also an examination of that particular resource for use for the servicer. So we’re using that resource both internally, to develop or enhance technology or processes, and also externally to the servicer. What service have we not offered before, whether it’s by project or permanent, that we now can provide because we have the subject-matter expertise to do so.As far as a relationship between default volumes and bankruptcy, the purpose of bankruptcy is securing a fresh start. There’s no time limit to when the borrower is seeking it. So whether that’s a default before the point of foreclosure or an act of foreclosure, it might be the first opportunity when the borrower understands that bankruptcy might be a way for them to stay within their home and cure their arrearage. From a firm perspective, we make sure that once someone has filed bankruptcy, if there is an act of foreclosure in place, we’re being mindful and stopping the proceeding in the state court because of the stay.It’s important to have a strong process in place to communicate quickly and timely, so we’re ceasing all foreclosure actions, or the servicer’s foreclosure firm is ceasing action. Then we can proceed with whatever recommendations we may have in the bankruptcy context.Within the bankruptcy space, what are the particular challenges that you’re confronting right now? One hot topic right now within bankruptcy is safe harbors. Essentially, what is considered “reasonable bankruptcy attorney’s fees”?That impacts recoverability against the borrower for the servicer, but it’s also going a step further right now as far as determining what the proper mechanism for collecting those bankruptcy attorney’s fees is once a reasonable amount is set. Another item is just the overall legal landscape. From a bankruptcy perspective, when you have both footprint states and a national bankruptcy practice such as Padgett, you need to be aware of jurisdictional rules, case law that’s developing, which changes are happening, and the actions of agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Making sure we are digesting all that information promptly, having proper change management controls so that we’re notifying all attorneys and operations, and then notifying our clients with a recommendation so that they can continue the discussion. It’s a daily evolution of those items in the legal landscape. Everyone’s interested in what’s going to happen with the recent confirmation of Kathy Kraninger to the CFPB. She’s mentioned that she wants to pave her own way, so we’re all looking to see what that means.What does that chain of communication look like between the firm and your various servicer clients?I’ll give you an example. There was an alert that happened from the trustee that came out of a particular jurisdiction. So we met internally as part of the Attorney Bankruptcy Committee and discussed the effects of that letter. From there, we then created a formal change-management submission. The Change-Management Committee met for us to discuss implementing the change and what that looks like. Once it was approved, we created a pair of email blasts—one for internal and one for external. The internal one concerns what needs to be changed and working with IT and compliance to change the system of record, as well as instructions for the staff and how to better understand that change. We do something similar externally. We had a blast that went to all of our contacts on the list from our various client servicers, and it explained what the notification was, what the change is, what our recommendation is—an easy how-to guide, if you will, with points of contact for escalation. We try to make sure that as we find out things, our servicers do as well, but it’s always paired with a recommendation so that we can be helpful to the client.What is it that you enjoy about working in bankruptcy operations?I love managing people—looking at a team, identifying who’s best at research, who’s best at litigation, who’s best at all these different pieces that are needed to make a successful bankruptcy team. I love that daily challenge of that. Bankruptcy is a moving target; there’s a structure, but there’s also quite a bit of gray. Attacking these problems is a daily challenge, whether it’s case law that changes the way that we may look at a litigated topic or a consent order that our client may face. It’s just problem-solving.What do you wish more people understood about what you do?The biggest misconception is about what the role of the bankruptcy attorney or bankruptcy firm is. We are an extension for facilitating communication on behalf of the servicer. But the servicer’s goal and the servicer firm’s goal is to resolve the matter and make sure that it’s done compliantly and to the benefit of the borrower. It’s that “to the benefit of the borrower” part that people don’t quite understand. We are here to facilitate and communicate, but we all want to come to a resolution that’s to the best benefit of the borrower. We have the common objective, so let’s communicate with one another to figure out what that is. We’re not playing on opposite teams; we’re playing on the same team. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Print This Post David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. 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Poweshiek County Sheriffs Office(BROOKLYN, Iowa) — Reeling from the shock and outrage of Mollie Tibbetts’ slaying in the small Iowa town the college student from California called home, thousands of mourners are expected to fill a gymnasium Sunday afternoon to remember the life she squeezed into 20 years, and mourn the loss of her beaming smile and effervescent personality.A Mass of Resurrection for Tibbetts is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CST) at the Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High School gymnasium in Brooklyn, Iowa. The town of 1,500 people is surrounded by cornfields and a placid rolling landscape now marred by the episode that started when the young woman vanished in July during her evening run and ended Tuesday when her suspected killer led authorities to her body.“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, so sad, so wrong. She had so much to give,” Linda Safir, a longtime friend of the Tibbetts family in Oakland, California, told ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco.Father Leo Edgerly of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Oakland’s Piedmont neighborhood, where the Tibbetts’ family are members and where Mollie had her first communion, said he’s reached out to her grieving parents, Laura and Rob, to let them know they are in his prayers and in those of the entire congregation.“We now know where she is. Even though she died tragically she’ll never suffer again,” said Edgerly told KGO.Three days after his sister’s body was found in a cornfield, her younger brother, Scott, a senior quarterback at BGM High School, led his varsity football team to a season-opening win over Lisbon, Iowa. Scott Tibbetts and his teammates have dedicated their season to Mollie and on Friday night wore patches on their jerseys and decals on their helmets with Mollie’s initials inside a heart with angel wings.During the 35-24 win, Scott Tibbetts threw two touchdown passes and ran for another. After his first TD pass, connecting on a bomb early in the first half, Scott pointed to the sky in honor of his sister.“We talked about the way that Mollie lived her life,” Scott’s coach, Jerod Burns, told the Des Moines Register of the private moment the team had before kickoff. “She was a hard worker and she lived with no regrets. That’s the way we told the kids to play tonight, is just leave it on the field, and life’s too short to do anything half-heartedly.”Burns said Scott Tibbetts informed him a day before that game that he wanted to play.“You’ve got two hours here where you can focus on something else,” Burns said he told his quarterback. “This is your football team. You’ve got to lead it. There’s nobody else that can.”Scott Tibbetts is not the only athlete paying tribute to his sister. Runners across the nation are paying homage to Mollie, calling on people to stand up and demand a world where women can jog freely without feeling unsafe.Using the social media hashtag #MilesForMollie, runners, both men and women, are pledging to run without fear and cross the finish line for Mollie.Mollie Tibbetts, a sophomore at the University of Iowa, disappeared on July 18 after going out for an evening jog in the rural farming town of Brooklyn. Following a massive search that stretched for 32 days, police arrested her alleged killer, Cristhian Rivera, an undocumented immigrant farmworker, who led them to her body.In an interview, Rivera, 24, told authorities he saw Tibbetts running, got out of his car and ran alongside her, said Rick Rahn of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.Rivera, who has been charged with first-degree murder, said Tibbetts grabbed her phone and said, “I’m gonna call the police,” according to an arrest affidavit.The suspect told authorities he then panicked, got mad and “blocked” his “memory,” and didn’t remember anything after that until he reached an intersection, according to the affidavit. He said he then drove to a field entrance and into a cornfield driveway, before realizing he had Tibbetts in the trunk, the affidavit said.Rivera said he went to get the young woman out of the trunk and saw blood on the side of her head, according to the affidavit. Rivera then said he dragged the college student from his car to a secluded part of a cornfield and left her in corn leaves, face-up, the arrest affidavit stated.An autopsy showed that Mollie died from “multiple sharp force injuries.”“Our hearts are broken,” Mollie’s family said in a statement. “We thank all of those from around the world who have sent their thoughts and prayers for our girl. We know that many of you will join us as we continue to carry Mollie in our hearts forever.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.