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C & I Leasing Plc ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgC & I Leasing Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about C & I Leasing Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the C & I Leasing Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: C & I Leasing Plc (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileC & I Leasing Plc is a fleet management, outsourcing and marine services company in Nigeria with two subsidiaries in Ghana (Leaseafric) and the United Arab Emirates (EPIC International FZE). The company primary activity is offering extensions of structured operating and finance leases.  Subsidiaries of C&I Leasing Plc include C&I Petrotech Marine Limited, a leading player in the offshore marine vessel sector with a fleet of over 20 vessels which includes terminal tugs, patrol vessels, fast support intervention vessels and a platform support vessel; C&I Outsourcing, offering Human Resource solutions for companies in Nigeria which includes human resource outsourcing, recruitment, HR consultancy and personnel evaluation; and SDS Training Services, offering custom-designed modules for training and education programmes, personnel training, driver recruitment and training and a consultancy service for strategic partners. C&I Leasing offers a fleet management service to improve fleet efficiency and productivity. C&I Leasing Plc has the sole franchisee for Hertz-Rent-A-Car in Nigeria and has run the Hertz operation for over 20 years. The Hertz subsidiary division manages over a 1 000 vehicles and a team of professional chauffeurs and offers an airport transfer service and daily rental service. C&I Leasing’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria and has offices in Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. C & I Leasing Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Breaking News: 10-year-old Apopka girl missing

first_img From the Apopka Police DepartmentThe Apopka Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing girl from the Apopka area.Jaylie Nicole Farrow, age 10, was last seen in the area of North Fairway Drive, in Apopka on April 19th, at approximately 10:30 am. Jaylie left the residence wearing a grey hoodie with flowers, black leggings with rips and carrying a red backpack. Jaylie is described as 4’8”, 60 lbs, brown eyes, with shoulder-length straight brown hair.Anyone with information is urged to contact the Apopka Police Department (407-703-1757) or their local law enforcement agency. Jaylie Nicole Farrow, age 10, was last seen wearing a grey hoodie with flowers, black leggings with rips, and carrying a red backpack. Jaylie is described as 4’8”, 60 lbs, brown eyes, and shoulder-length straight brown hair. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Police DepartmentMissing JuvenileMissing Person Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Missing 10-year-old Apopka girl is found Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Messequartier Graz / Markus Pernthaler

first_img Austria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMarkus PernthalerOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingGrazAustriaPublished on March 26, 2013Cite: “Messequartier Graz / Markus Pernthaler” 26 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Messequartier Graz / Markus PernthalerSave this projectSaveMessequartier Graz / Markus Pernthaler “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2011 CopyHousing•Graz, Austria Housingcenter_img ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!© Paul Ott+ 18 Share Photographs Photographs:  Paul OttSave this picture!© Paul OttText description provided by the architects. The “Messequartier”- housing project represents an essential contribution to the issues of living in city’s centres and their re-densification. Highest quality in urbanistic, architectural and functional terms has been achieved through a well-balanced mix of functions and the regard to latest ecological standards. The project offers multi-generation-housing, office spaces, a kindergarten and gastronomy services. The roof-scape includes a large-scale intensive roof garden, swimming pool and sauna overlooking the city.Save this picture!© Paul Ott”The Messequartier” ( trade fair district )is a high-quality contribution to living in urban centers. The project was developed as part of the restructurization plan for the local trade fair district, whose attraction gradually lost substance within the past years. The architectural concept of this residential complex aims at a decidedly well-balanced mix of functions. Various typologies of rental apartments, condominiums for private property, student residences and assisted living for elderly are complemented by office-areas, a kindergarten and space for service industry and gastronomy.Save this picture!© Paul OttThe ensemble is organized in shape of a wave around the “Moserhofschlössl “, a 16th century building, which is listed as a heritage building. In combination with a slanting area, the dually bent building-structure creates an open space-sequence of different qualities, while within the range of the historical building a centralizing square forms an anchor point. The structural concept reacts to local circumstances by keeping the levels close to existing buildings low, as the height of the building rises to ten levels in opposite ends, due to the inclining area. The construction in the middle region is elevated on columns, thus cross-connecting singular courtyards from north to south, possible to experience continuous green-space.Save this picture!© Paul OttEssential motivation for the design was to create a self-sustaining city district, properly functioning with public service facilities for daily requirements. With regard to social sustainability, a widely diversified range is offered, connecting generations, including particular attention for people with special needs.Save this picture!© Paul OttA contemporary ecological footprint was top priority since the pre-planning phase of the project.Save this picture!© Paul Ott- only pollutant free materials  – apartments achieve passive house standard – annual heating requirement:9,2 kWh/m2a – final energy demand: 27,14 kWh/m2a – over 700 m2 of solar-collectors (26 % of requirement fulfilment for heating and hot water) – over 500 bicycle stands, mostly covered – roof-terrace with pool 25×5,5m and sauna area, total area 4.400m2  Save this picture!© Paul OttBy keeping the whole area free from still and moving traffic, the grade of sealing was highly optimized.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Round Up: Architecture in New ZealandRevisited’Wallcano’: Collider Activity Center Competition Entry / Zohar ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Graz, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. 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Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto

first_img Houses CopyHouses•Guadalajara, Mexico Save this picture!© Magui Manzano Morales+ 43 Share 2013 Mexico ArchDaily Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitectoSave this projectSavePalmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: POMC arquitecto Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Magui Manzano MoralesThe spaces are almost exempt from walls, theliving and dining rooms are together in a great space that fully opens to the outsidewith sliding windows, communicating both the garden and the terrace,integrating an open kitchen to the dining room, privileging the views of thegarden. CopyAbout this officePOMC arquitectoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuadalajaraWoodMexicoPublished on August 11, 2013Cite: “Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto” [Casa Palmas Seis / POMC arquitecto] 11 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Christian Peraccia+ 43The expressiveness of the materials used was theconstant in the project, where the use of exposed concrete with a certaintexture, steel structural beams, and walnut, are the protagonists in acomprehensive proposal, achieving a strong personality indoors and outdoors.center_img Projects Manufacturers: COMJAL, Cementos Cruz Azul, HERRERA, REPUBLICA, VANDIEXCollaborators:Mario Alfredo Briseño Cibrian, Roberto Machuca, Judy Jimenez BarraganDesarrollador:Gustavo Menchaca Perez RulfoCálculo Estructural:Alba Proyecto Estructural SC – Ing. Federico Alba GonzalezProject Architect:Paul Octavio Medina CampuzanoCity:GuadalajaraCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess Specs Save this picture!© Saul Cruz DavilaProject gallerySee allShow lessCAN MANA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersSelected ProjectsUpdate: Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan+ 43Upon entering the house, the visitor is greetedby an interior double-height courtyard framed by a vegetation area in thecenter, contained by a myrtle tree, achieving an atmosphere of warmth andtranquility. Behind the courtyard is the only staircase that communicates thethree levels, designed in exposed concrete and clad in wood on top, offering asculptural element with both pieces. Year:  Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Magui Manzano MoralesPalmas Seis House seeks to meet the needs of aspecific family program, taking the particularities of the site to link thespaces efficiently, achieving a proposal with an adequate filtration of naturallight and ventilation, committing to a rational solution that stands out forthe simplicity of its materials and the absence of artifices. “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Recommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The project seeks to achieve thecreation of pure volumes with a complex structural design, due to its large spansand overhangs. The project aims to have an image of lightness within heavyvolumes.last_img read more

Update: Congress Rushes to Avoid Cliff

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Update: Congress Rushes to Avoid Cliff SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 31, 2012 Update: Congress Rushes to Avoid Cliff SHARE While the country technically went over the fiscal cliff at midnight – any significant impact should be avoided as negotiators were able to reach a deal late Monday night that was approved early this morning by a vote of 89 to 8. Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns says the package permanently extends current tax rates for families earning less than 450-thousand dollars a year and permanently patches the alternative minimum tax. Automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that were scheduled to start this month will be postponed for two months. The estate tax – which was set to increase from 35-percent to 55-percent – will increase to a 40-percent tax rate with a five-million dollar exemption. Capital gains and dividend tax rates for those earning less than 450-thousand are permanently extended – while rates for those earning more will increase from 15-percent to 20-percent. The measure also extends the 2008 Farm Bill for the rest of the fiscal year. Since the Senate’s vote did not occur before the December 31 deadline and the House is not likely to vote on the measure before this (Tuesday) afternoon – a final deal will take place retroactively so tax rates continue uninterrupted for most American taxpayers.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Monday that he agreed with Vice President Joe Biden that keeping taxes from rising on middle class families was the immediate priority. He urged his colleagues to pass the tax relief portion now and then continue working to find smarter ways to cut spending later. Johanns said the agreement wasn’t his ideal option – but he supported the measure because he believed going over the cliff wasn’t an option. He called the package a vast improvement from the Administration’s original proposal and said no one can overlook the fact that it protects an estimated 99-percent of Americans from being hit with the largest tax hike in the nation’s history.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleOil Ends Up Near $92 but 2012 Steeped in RedNext articleCBO Scores Farm Bill Extension Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Online journalist killed in Rio de Janeiro state, seven months after surviving shooting

first_img Reports to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Brazil BrazilAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts February 10, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online journalist killed in Rio de Janeiro state, seven months after surviving shooting Newscenter_img Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News May 13, 2021 Find out more News BrazilAmericas Journalist Mário Randolfo Marques Lopes, the 50-year-old editor of the Vassouras na Net news website, and his partner, Maria Aparecida Guimarães, were shot dead in the early hours of yesterday in Barra do Piraí, in Rio de Janeiro state.The exact circumstance of the double murder are not clear, but according to local media reports, they were abducted from Marques Lopes’ home by three individuals and were taken to another part of the city where they were shot. The police do not as yet have any precise information about the killers.While the motive has yet to be established, Marques Lopes had made many enemies by reporting cases of alleged corruption, some involving local businessmen and politicians, and had been sued for defamation by a police inspector and a judge.He miraculously survived a murder attempt on 6 July 2011, when a masked gunman entered his previous home in the nearby municipality of Vassouras and shot him five times in the head. After receiving police protection while recovering in hospital, he decided to move to Barra do Piraí.“Without jumping to conclusions, we hope that the police will explore all the possible links with this previous history,” Reporters Without Borders, voicing its condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the two victims.“Several journalists were killed last year in Brazil. Coverage of sensitive political issues, especially at the local level, continues to expose journalists to danger. Whatever the motive in this case, we hope its rapid solution will mark a turning-point in the fight against impunity.”The high level of violence affecting journalists and bloggers in 2011 is widely regarded as being responsible for the fact that Brazil fell 41 places in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, which was published on 25 January. April 15, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Space station launch honors ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 Space station launch honors ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician Pinterest Twitter Local NewsState Northup Grumman’s Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The rocket is delivering cargo to the International Space Station.center_img Twitter Facebook TAGS  Previous articleThe Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deathsNext articleNo. 13 West Virginia rallies from 19 down, tops No. 12 Texas Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more


first_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp DAILY OIL PRICE: June 7 Facebook TAGS  Oil Barrels Crude Oil: 53.99  (+1.40).Nymex MTD AVG:  53.3300.Natural Gas: 2.337   (+0.013).Gasoline: 1.7389   (+0.0313).Spreads: July/August   (-.17)   August/September   (-.10).Plains WTI Posting: 50.50   (+1.25) WhatsApp Previous articleAgriculture committee discusses future goals (copy)Next articleDeception Road Takes Viewers On A Thrill of A Ride Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local NewsIn the Pipeline Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Ask the Economist: The Great Housing Divergence

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ralph McLaughlinRalph McLaughlin is Trulia’s Chief Economist. He leads Trulia’s housing economics research team and provides house hunters with key insights about the economy, housing trends, and public policy. His educational background includes a B.S. in Geography and Regional Development from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Planning, Policy, and Design from the University of California at Irvine (with a specialization in Urban Development). He has more than a dozen publications and research papers in the fields of housing economics, land use and housing policy, and industrial geography, and was previously director of the Certificate in Real Estate Development at San Jose State University. McLaughlin spoke to DS News about the trends seen between the most expensive housing markets and the least expensive markets.What are the trend you are seeing in home values in the most expensive metros versus in the least expensive metros?The most expensive metros are growing even more expensive than the least expensive metros, so in other words the housing rich are getting richer while the housing poor are getting relatively poorer. The priciest metros were about two and a half times more expensive than the least expensive metros 30 years ago, but now the most expensive metros are about four and a quarter times as expensive. We really are seeing a sharp divergence between very costly housing markets and the least costly housing markets.Specifically, what trends do you see occurring in the least expensive metros?The least expensive markets are growing decently but not as much as the other markets. To put it into perspective, those least expensive metros over the last 30 years have only grown by double at best. Homeowners in places like Dayton, Ohio or Greens Point, North Carolina were lucky to double their house value over 30 years. This may sound like a lot, but if you actually adjust for inflation, you really are not experiencing much real gain in home value over those 30 years in those markets. If you contrast that with the most expensive markets (for example, San Francisco, San Jose, and Honolulu), those markets have seen 400 to 560 percent increase in value over 30 years and that is much greater than inflation and almost as much as the stock market changed in that time. It really is quite a difference between those expensive markets and the least expensive market. Another way to look at this as well is if you take the home value gain from the median homeowner in San Francisco over the last 30 years, that is about $900,000. But if you look a 10 of the slowest growing markets combined they only grew by $630,000 so the median homeowner in San Francisco made more on his or her house than all of the median homeowners in the 10 slowest growing markets. These markets include Rochester, Wichita, Fort Worth, El Paso, Memphis, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Greensboro and Dayton. That really symbolizes the divergence in house prices over the last 30 years.For the most expensive metros, what do you forecast for home value growth in the future?History shows that in general anything that grows very fast and grows to be very high priced can’t sustain that indefinitely so at some point there will be a time when most people won’t be able to afford prices in expensive markets. Homeowners and potential homeowners would then look to move elsewhere. We haven’t hit that point yet. We are still seeing strong price growth in the expensive markets, but overall in the last few years, that rate has slowed down and we are starting to see other expensive markets over the last year catching up a little bit. The question is, though, whether or not that will persist enough to bring the least expensive market in line with the most expensive market. At least a 30-year trend is much more of a reliable number than just a one-year trend, so we really have to wait and see whether or not this will play out. There are anecdotal examples of even well paid employees that can’t afford to live where they are currently working so they move to less expensive markets that still do have relatively good paying jobs.What can be done in your opinion to reduce the gap between these two entities?I don’t think that gap is really going to be narrowed much if at all and that is for one primary reason. One of the things that explains the difference between the most expensive metros and the least is how much home building occurs. If for example a household decides to move from San Francisco to Austin, Austin builds a lot of homes where as San Francisco does not so that is likely to keep prices relatively high in San Francisco because there is low supply. In places like Austin, if households move there because it’s cheaper, one of the reasons why it’s cheaper is because Austin builds a lot of home and that will likely keep price appreciation from getting out of control. We certainly have seen prices increase in Austin but this reason is part of what has narrowed the rate increase in places like San Francisco, Portland, or San Jose.To read more about McLaughlin’s thoughts on the trends of housing divergence, click HERE. 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Q&A: Meet the new executive director of Ithaca’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service

first_img Becky Mehorter is an intern at the Ithaca Voice. She is a rising senior at Ithaca College with majors in journalism and Spanish. More by Becky Mehorter Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: Tagged: crisisline, mental health, Q&A, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Becky Mehorter BM: So you said the executive director is a new position, similar to what you did on the board, and that the organization is growing. Could you tell me a bit more about what led to the making of the new role? Where was the growth?TT: There’s definitely a need, and we are, as an agency, we’re in a financial position that we can afford to do it. Because of great stewardship, especially in the last five to seven years during Lee-Ellen’s tenure, because of great stewardship by the board and Lee-Ellen, we’re in a financial position where we’re OK. … My job as executive director is to go out and reach the people, reach the potential customers, people who need our services, and to reach our potential donors, the people who can support our services. We really haven’t done a good job at either one, just because we’ve been operating on a skeletal staff. That’s no longer necessary. We’re able to go ahead and staff according to the needs. … We’re there when people need help the most and we provide confidential, caring, trained professionals to talk to. At this point, our Crisisline is not 24 hours, and that’s one of our key goals within this year: We want to be back to 24 hours. … Having the executive director position gives us a boost to get our services out there to people who need them, so that’s what I’ve been doing and will keep doing. Just meeting with folks all around the 607 and letting them know what we can do.BM: When it comes to dealing with mental health issues on a school level, what do you suggest for teachers? How do you deal with this?TT: The two most important things, the most preventative measures against suicide— One, connection to other people, relationships. And that’s behind our local Be the One campaign, Suicide Prevention is aligned with other agencies and other folks, caring folks, throughout the community. People save other people’s lives without even knowing it and it doesn’t have to be a big thing. It can be a gesture, and I think that’s part of the message that teachers need to hear because teachers do these sort of small gestures and connections with children hundreds of times a day, and those are lifesavers. And teachers might have an attitude like, ‘Oh, well, that’s my job.’ Yeah, that’s your job, but it’s sacred work. So that’s the one thing that keeps people safe, that helps people who may have suicidal thoughts stay alive — some sense of connection, love. The second thing that keeps people alive is some sense of purpose, what our Crisisline coordinator says, ‘Show me that I matter.’ If people matter to other people or even to a pet — whatever it takes as far as we’re concerned, whatever gives your life meaning, gives you purpose — that’s what we want to draw on. For folks who don’t have those things in their lives, it’s important for us as a community to build those networks and to give people a place because, I guess my personal faith is that we’re all here for a reason. We have certain gifts that are particular to us that other people need and no one can give but us. So a big part of our work is identifying those for folks and building off those things.BM: Are there any changes you’re looking to make to (SPCS) programs or goals you’re looking to achieve? TT: A primary goal is extending our reach into the schools. … We’re building educational services because we have manpower we didn’t have before. We’re training a new cohort of crisis counselors now, we’re building our educational program and especially our outreach to schools, teachers, parents, kids. … The agency is at a transition point, at a growth point. Unfortunately, the need for our service is exploding, really. As the need increases, I want us to reach the people who need us.  My other goal here in the next six or seven years is to get the agency with good, solid policies and a firm financial footing so we can sustain our work through difficult economic times. Those are my focus areas as executive director.Featured image courtesy of SPCS.   ITHACA, N.Y. — Timothy Turecek is the new executive director of Ithaca’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, an organization that provides mental health outreach and education throughout the region and that is best known for its Crisisline service. For the past eight years, Lee-Ellen Marvin has served as both educational director and executive director at SPCS. As Turecek comes onboard Marvin will shift to focusing on education full-time. Timothy J. Turecek, executive director of Ithaca Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service. (Courtesy of SPCS)“The demands on education are really intense,” Marvin said in a media release. “I’m thrilled to focus on education, and the support of another educator in the agency will be great for all of us.”Turecek will bring years of experience to his new role, having previously served as a board member of SPCS, as well as one of the founding board members of New Roots Charter School. He volunteers at the Advocacy Center and his background includes work as a teacher and school administrator. Across professional positions, he said, he has always focused on fostering mental health.In an interview with The Ithaca Voice, Turecek shared his vision for the future of SPCS. (This interview has been edited for length and clarity.)Becky Mehorter: Could you tell me a bit about the changes within SPCS?Timothy Turecek: Well, our agency is growing. This executive director position is a new position for us, and even though it’s part-time, it’s moving us in a new direction. Over the last five years, Lee-Ellen Marvin has served as our executive director. She and the board have really gotten us to a point where the agency is financially stable, our programs are sound, and we’re at a point now where we really need to grow. We know that there are people in our 607 area code — we cover the whole 607 area code with the Crisisline — and we know that there are people who need our services who just don’t know about us. A big part of our work on the board has been getting our services to the people who need them. … We provide three major services. The Crisisline: anyone who’s in the 607 area code that calls the 800 Suicide Prevention Crisisline, they reach our folks. That’s one thing we do. The other thing is the After-Trauma program, where we offer free, fairly immediate counseling sessions to people who’ve experienced trauma. And then the third piece is the educational piece, which we’re really going to be able to grow now that Lee-Ellen can devote her full-time efforts to that.BM: Could you tell me a bit more about the educational piece?TT: Right now Lee-Ellen and I are both involved in talking with school officials and trying to determine what it is that the schools need and how we can best help and support that. But we’re very concerned about our young people. Suicide rates seem to be rising, and particularly concerning is we’re hearing quite a bit from transgender people, and we’re hearing stories about kids seven and eight years old with suicidal thoughts, and so the schools and the teachers are just overwhelmed with the emotional needs — in addition to the poverty needs and the mental health needs — that kids are presenting on a daily basis. We want to help with the parents in the communities, too. Parents, they need to know desperately how to do the right thing for their children and their children’s friends, but they don’t really know what to do. In fact, they’re generally doing the right things. Teachers are generally doing the right things. Part of what they need is to hear that. But there are other easy supports that we can provide that will help teachers, parents keep their kids safe and will help kids stay safe. last_img read more