BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img BEST OF THE BROKERS Share Tuesday 21 September 2010 7:17 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ BARCLAYSRoyal Bank of Scotland (RBS) expects that negative operating trends will reverse and a ‘new world’ Barclays is set to deliver. The broker reiterates a “buy” rating for the bank with a 410p price target. Gradual profit and loss momentum, fluidity and execution of group strategy are key to a sustained re-rating, according to the broker.TULLOW OILKillik & Co has initiated coverage of Tullow Oil with a “buy” recommendation. The broker says, so far this year, Tullow’s stock has underperformed the sector in spite of the robust oil price and positive exploration newsflow. The broker believes the recent uncertainty emanating from Uganda provides buying opportunity.DIAGEODiageo has started the year strongly in Asia, says Evolution Securities, which reiterates a “buy” stance for the group. The broker says Diageo is gaining share in most markets, and its Chinese business is strong. With the first quarter trading likely to be strong, earnings risks are set to skew to the upside, says the broker. KCS-content whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

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Immigration cap is City’s biggest complaint

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We settled on teatime the next day. Britain’s clampdown on skilled migrant workers is in a rush. My encounter with Home Office enforcers last week was typical of a new trend. Visa numbers cut. Visa lengths shortened. Key skill shortages holding up projects. Business going overseas where qualified workers can more easily settle. I talk to City people every day and the single greatest source of complaint has recently become the arbitrary implementation of the governments new interim immigration cap.This cap, installed in July ready for new rules in April, is proving bad for business, they tell me. Companies operating in global markets, employing the best workers from around the world, are finding that they are getting to the front of the queue and finding that the shop is shut. In a globalised world, no one country has all the skills it needs. One of the great things about globalisation is the way the best people work together on international projects, exchanging ideas from around the world and producing innovative, cost-effective products.The government’s policy, due to be finalised by April, should be encouraging this. Or else Britain will be handing a competitive advantage to economies offering a more welcoming regime. At a time when we need more economic growth to pay off the nation’s debt, it seems crazy to many CEOs that the government is bringing in a twenty first century “brain block”.With millions of people on benefits, the immigration minister Damien Green is right to expect companies to “look to fill vacancies from the resident labour force before they look for skills outside the UK”.But every time a British company compromises on the quality of its human resources, it loses an edge and foreign competitors can steal some market share here, some margin there. Before long the British company is out of business.Companies are increasingly breaking cover and saying publicly that they are frustrated by having one hand tied behind their back. GlaxoSmithKline, International Business Machines, General Electric, J.P. Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank are amongst those businesses expressing concern in one way or another. Even the CBI last week seemed to be changing its stance, calling on the government to prioritise skilled workers with a job offer.On the government benches, Vince Cable seems to agree. He told the BBC’s Today programme that he was “optimistic” current discussions with the Home Office would lead to a “more flexible system that worked for the benefit of Britain in general”.Just to be clear, my friends in the City are not rejecting controls on immigration. The current system has lost credibility. But it seems unreasonable that British businesses, growing the payroll after recent recessionary cut-backs, are being rationed to 24,100 non-EU key-worker visas when 360,000 non-EU student visas were granted in the year to June, mostly to non-degree courses.Most people see the need for better immigration controls. What we don’t need is an arbitrary cap that puts key-workers at the back of queue, making British business uncompetitive and hampering Britain’s future economic growth. The government should listen to Britain Plc and rethink how it handles the annual limit.James Bethell is director of Westbourne Communications. 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Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgPowerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe OTC under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileIMPORTANT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS HELD ON 14 DECEMBER 2020 RESOLVED TO DELIST FROM THE ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE. OTC TRADING OF SHARES IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION. READ MORE >> Powerspeed Electrical is a leading supplier of electrical, hardware, building and home improvement products and services; trading through its own chain of hardware retail outlets known as Electrosales Hardware. The company supplies electrical products and solutions to the painting, plumbing, electrical, building, hand and power tools, outdoor and gardening, and automotive industries in Zimbabwe. Powerspeed Engineering is a subsidiary company involved in rewinding electric motors, supplying industrial fans and ducting for commercial and industrial applications, fabrication of non-standard steel products and structures, and commercial and industrial light fittings, heating elements, distribution boards and domestic irons. The engineering division is the amalgamation of three leading industrial engineering companies; Airflo, Relmo and ELS.last_img read more

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El futuro es luminoso para la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina…

first_img 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Dec 1, 2014 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska El futuro es luminoso para la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur Los episcopales forman nuevas congregaciones y se concentran en la misión South Carolina Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service – Charleston, Carolina del Sur] Las tres últimas congregaciones de misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur celebran su culto en dos templos de la Iglesia Metodista Unida y en un antiguo estudio de artes marciales contiguo a un puesto de carne a la parrilla y a un bar.El 15 de noviembre, los miembros de la iglesia episcopal en Okatie, la iglesia episcopal del Mesías en Myrtle Beach [Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Myrtle Beach] y la iglesia episcopal de East Cooper se convirtieron en la sexta, la séptima y la octava de esas congregaciones que se han creado en los últimos dos años. Esta incorporación hace ascender a 30 el número de congregaciones que integra la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur.Los arreglos de culto para las tres misiones más recientes no son inusitados para congregaciones bisoñas en las Tierras Bajas de Carolina del Sur. Por ejemplo, la iglesia episcopal en Edisto comenzó a reunirse en un restaurante de parrilladas y ahora comparte espacio con la Nueva Primera Iglesia Bautista Misionera, una iglesia bautista afroamericana que se congrega en un edificio contigo más reciente.Miembros de la iglesia episcopal del Mesías en Myrtle Beach, Carolina del Sur, desfilan por el centro de la nave de la iglesia de la Santa Comunión, en Charleston, el 15 de noviembre, para ser recibidos como congregación de misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENSLa iglesia episcopal de Santa Catalina [St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church] en Florence, se reúne en el colegio de Back Swamp, un edificio de estructura de madera de 1921 sin calefacción ni aire acondicionado.La iglesia episcopal de San Francisco de Asís [St. Francis Episcopal Church] en Charleston, se congrega en la capilla de una funeraria [J. Henry Stuhr’s West Ashley Chapel]. En octubre, la congregación de la misión celebró un oficio de bendición de animales en el parque para perros que queda calle abajo.La iglesia episcopal del Buen Pastor [Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd] en Summerville, comparte espacio con una congregación afroamericana, la iglesia metodista unida Wesley, y reúne la escuela dominical en la biblioteca pública que queda al doblar de la esquina.Y la iglesia episcopal de Santa Ana [St. Anne’s Episcopal Church] en Conway, adora en la Capilla Lackey de la Universidad de Coastal Carolina.“Los que más nos han acogido son grupos improbables”, le dijo a ENS Charles vonRosenberg, obispo provisional de Carolina del Sur.A partir de noviembre de 2012, y en algunos casos antes de esa fecha, muchos episcopales se sintieron obligados a abandonar sus parroquias en medio de una disputa provocada por Mark Lawrence, el obispo diocesano en ese momento, como reacción a decisiones tomadas por la Iglesia Episcopal a nivel denominacional. Se considera que Lawrence ha renunciado a sus órdenes episcopales.Miembros de la iglesia episcopal de East Cooper, en la zona de Charleston, reciben un aplauso en la iglesia de la Santa Comunión, Charleston, el 15 de noviembre, luego de ser oficialmente recibida como una congregación en misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Los que desearon permanecer en la Iglesia Episcopal, ahora forman parte de lo que se conoce como la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur. A la entidad se le conoce por este nombre desde el 26 de enero de 2013 a fin de acatar la orden de restricción temporal que le impidió al grupo usar el escudo diocesano y los nombres de “Iglesia Protestante Episcopal en la Diócesis de Carolina del Sur”, “Diócesis de Carolina del Sur” y “Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur”.“El evento del Éxodo parece relacionarse con nuestra experiencia de varios modos”, dijo vonRosenberg durante su alocución a la 224ª. Convención Anual de la Iglesia el 15 de noviembre. “Por ejemplo, les he oído decir a muchos de ustedes de la sensación y la realidad de la opresión en esta parte de la Iglesia, en tiempos anteriores. Luego tuvo lugar una especie de separación y éxodo. Y ahora, pueblo de Dios, nos encontramos atravesando el desierto”.Sin embargo, no se trata de un desierto estéril, dijo vonRosenberg durante una entrevista para ENS antes de la convención. Además del crecimiento numérico, ha habido un crecimiento espiritual.“Esto tiene un sentido, que es intenso y profundo. Tiene que ver con la edificación de una comunidad, a sabiendas de que es importante afirmar eso y querer seguir adelante con esa convicción”, dijo. “No miramos hacia atrás, porque el futuro es luminoso y lo que pertenece al pasado es algo que no necesitamos ni queremos revivir”.O como lo definió Andrea McKellar, guardiana mayor de San Francisco de Asís: “Es de gran regocijo. Es una verdadera experiencia de resurrección que pasáramos de lo que parecía ser, en los primeros días, la peor situación del mundo al presente, cuando yo no cambiaría nada al respecto”.Estas ocho nuevas comunidades de culto son peregrinos que viajan hacia un destino que aún no ven con claridad, pero saben que están comprometidos a ser episcopales, dijeron el obispo y otras personas.“Hay una santa paciencia”, entre esos peregrinos, dijo el Ven. Calhoun Walpole, que sirve de arcediano de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur.“La gente sabe que no verá los frutos. Yo percibo una profunda convicción, una profunda comprensión de que la cosecha no es nuestra; que nunca puede ser nuestra, porque es del Señor; que estamos aquí laborando en estos campos ahora, laborando por las generaciones futuras”, dijo Walpole, que también es vicario de la iglesia episcopal de la Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Charleston. “Todo se reduce a que la Iglesia sea la Iglesia. Es lo que la Iglesia ha hecho siempre en todas las generaciones y en todos los lugares. Nosotros sólo tenemos el don de experimentar un elevado sentido de esa realidad”.Las personas que experimentan esa realidad han hecho el sacrificio de abandonar los edificios de la Iglesia que conservan parte de las historias de sus familias y, en algunos casos, la familia y los amigos que llevaron a cabo esa historia, dijeron vonRosenberg y Walpole. Y Walpole sugirió que se están haciendo también otros sacrificios, reconociendo que algunos episcopales se han quedado en las parroquias que han seguido el liderazgo de Lawrence.“Creo que la historia que no se cuenta por razones obvias es la historia de las personas que han tomado la decisión de quedarse en sus respectivas parroquias que se separaron”, explicó Walpole. “Creo que esas cifras son grandes y creo que esas personas, aunque ni siquiera usan la terminología de ‘llamado’ o ‘sacrificio’, consciente o inconscientemente siguen dando un silencioso testimonio de la presencia de la Iglesia Episcopal en esas parroquias”.En medio de la reorganización de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur, sus miembros fueron llamados, durante la convención del 14 y 15 de noviembre, a mirar hacia fuera, tanto como hacia adentro. El lema de la convención fue “Llevamos Cristo al mundo”. Sus líderes querían comenzar a cambiar el objetivo de la Iglesia, de la supervivencia a la misión, en tanto restablecían un sentido episcopal y anglicano de identidad y responsabilidad. VonRosenberg dijo que el liderazgo se propone alentar a todas sus congregaciones, y especialmente a las que ahora se inician, “a ser reconocidas en la comunidad en general por un propósito que conlleve la misión de Jesús”.Más de 300 personas asistieron a la convención, entre ellos 77 delegados laicos y 36 miembros del clero. Aquí puede obtenerse información sobre las labores de la Convención, que se celebró en la iglesia de la Santa Comunión [Church of the Holy Communion] en Charleston. El Rdo. Thomas Brackett, misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal para el comienzo de nuevas iglesias e iniciativas misionales, dirigió una serie de talleres el 14 de noviembre como parte de ese empeño. El Rdo. Canónigo Mark Stevenson, misionero encargado de la pobreza nacional en la Iglesia Episcopal, también habló en la convención.Y James Tengatenga, antiguo obispo de Malawi Sur, que preside el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, fue el predicador durante la eucaristía de apertura.La presencia de Tengatenga se proponía mostrarle a la Iglesia y a la comunidad en general, como dijera vonRosenberg en su alocución, que “La Iglesia Episcopal es el único miembro reconocido de la Comunión Anglicana en este país”.Durante las sesiones de trabajo de la convención, los delegados anularon por unanimidad los cambios constitucionales y canónicos hechos por las convenciones presididas por Lawrence para separar a la Iglesia [en Carolina del Sur] de la Iglesia Episcopal. El Canciller Thomas Tisdale le dijo a la convención que las acciones correctivas del 15 de noviembre tenían el efecto de “hacernos parte de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Quedan por hacer algunas gestiones legales. Hay actuaciones judiciales pendientes de decidir cuál de los dos grupos debe tener el control legal de la Diócesis de Carolina del Sur. Y si bien vonRosenberg y otros líderes no quieren que las actuaciones judiciales se concentren en los episcopales, tales actuaciones si le hacen reclamos a la atención y finanzas de la organización. Y el obispo dice que representan un quehacer importante para la reorganización de los episcopales y su futuro “en esta parte de Carolina del Sur”. Los detalles de las actuaciones judiciales pueden hallarse aquí.No obstante, vonRosenberg le dijo a ENS que los episcopales en Carolina del Sur le dicen que “no estamos mirando hacia atrás porque el futuro es luminoso y lo que se encuentra en el pasado es algo que no necesitamos ni queremos revivir”.Eve Pinckey, miembro fundadora de la iglesia episcopal en Okatie y que ahora es parte de la junta parroquial, lo define de esta manera: “Vamos a crecer, a crecer, a crecer y a amarnos, a amarnos y a amarnos los unos a los otros, como siempre lo hemos hecho. No veo llegada la hora [de que eso suceda].– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

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10 ways to be more active during the work day

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter We’re sitting too much and it’s dangerous. The average American spends more than seven hours sitting every day, and the more time you sit, the higher your risk of serious, potentially life-threatening health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. So, what can you do about it?Fortunately, there are simple changes you can make during the day – anywhere, even at the work place – to improve your wellness and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. As part of the American Diabetes Association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative, the Association encourages everyone to get active for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day with these 10 tips for the workplace and beyond.Park a few blocks away from the office each morning and walk to work.This allows you to start off your mornings energized and ready to take on the workday. If you take public transportation, get off one stop earlier to squeeze in some light exercise before 8 a.m.Take the stairs instead of the elevator.Take the stairs instead of the elevator.Waiting for the elevator often takes just as long as walking up the stairs, so why not use this opportunity to get your heart rate up? Plus, you’ll get the chance to work your leg muscles.Get up and move around the office once every 90 minutes.When you’re nose-deep in work, it’s easy to lose track of time. Set up reminders on your phone or email every 60-90 minutes to get up and do a quick lap around the office. You can use this time to fill up your water bottle, go to the bathroom or catch up with coworkers.Ask questions and discuss issues face-to-face.Rather than sending an email every time you have a question, go to your coworker’s office to discuss the issue face-to-face. This gives you a good excuse to get moving and a chance to more effectively hash out solutions in person.Use your lunch break to move around outside.So many Americans today work through their lunch break. When possible, take advantage of this time to walk outside and soak in the nice weather. Fresh air and vitamin D are often all you need to stay focused and push through the afternoon slump.Stand up and stretch.If you don’t have time to walk around the office every 90 minutes, use the opportunity to stand up and stretch instead. Stretching is a great way to increase energy levels, reduce muscle tension and get your body moving.Pace around the office during conference calls.Conference calls are the perfect time to be active. Put clients and coworkers on speaker, or use your mobile phone during meetings to move around without any trouble.Do chair exercises at your desk.You’ve been wanting to tone your arms for the summer – why not achieve your goals at the office? When you need a break, do a few reps of chair sits. You can even alternate between chair exercises and push ups!Hold standing or walking meetings.Many coworkers will welcome the opportunity to stand and stretch their legs for a moment.Many coworkers will welcome the opportunity to stand and stretch their legs for a moment. If you have a two-person meeting, consider going for a walk.Fidget when you work.Small movements and quick exercise breaks add up, especially in a sedentary work place, so challenge yourself to stand, stretch or even tap a foot to bring motion into otherwise still parts of your day. Just remember to keep it professional!Making a point to move throughout the day puts you on the right track toward wellness. For more ideas on how to increase physical activity and maintain a healthy lifestyle, download the Association’s e-tool kit today to incorporate the principles and activities of National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day into the workday and beyond. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSWorkplace Fitness Previous articleGas station myth or fact: What you need to know when you refuelNext articleBryan Nelson Releases Budget Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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MFH Hungerbühlweg House / AERO Architekten

first_imgSave this picture!© Till Forrer+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeAERO ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRapperswil-JonaOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on January 28, 2020Cite: “MFH Hungerbühlweg House / AERO Architekten” 27 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects MFH Hungerbühlweg House / AERO Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932619/mfh-hungerbuhlweg-house-aero-architekten Clipboard MFH Hungerbühlweg House / AERO ArchitektenSave this projectSaveMFH Hungerbühlweg House / AERO Architekten Photographs:  Till ForrerDesign Team:Frederic Schwarz, Tomas Polach, Kaspar Helfrich, Pascal BabeyEngineering:Pirmin JungWood Construction:Blumer-Lehmann AGLandscape:Neuland ArchitekturLandschaftCollaborators:Baugut AGCity:Rapperswil-JonaCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Till ForrerRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The site is enthroned on the slope above Rapperswil-Jona with breath-taking views of the castle, lake and mountains. Precisely positioned, the structure defines the edge of the slope, with a large sweep of space around the house that has become extremely scarce in such locations. The archetypal shape with a gabled roof forms an appropriate framework for the apartment house: three parties in one house, under one roof.Save this picture!© Till ForrerBy separating the spatial from the load-bearing system, this design makes the structure tangible. Five V-shaped pairs of columns in the centre of the house carry all internal loads, enable vertical and horizontal load transfer, order the space and make the distribution of forces visible.Save this picture!© Till ForrerA composite slab of prefabricated concrete elements and in-situ concrete brings the necessary mass into the structure and distributes the loads between the outer walls, the stair core and the V-shaped supports. On each successive floor, the thickness of the supports is reduced by two centimetres as the load decreases. The apartments are determined by the central space, which is the arrival point and pivot. The loggia, fully glazed to create an internal extension, arranges living and dining areas with a view of the lake. The rooms and bathrooms are laterally oriented.Save this picture!© Till ForrerBecause the room separation is detached from the supporting structure, each apartment has an individualised floor plan, organised by the central room. Sometimes this is the enclosed entrance hall, sometimes it flows over into the living and dining area. The gable introduces a vertical theme to the interior: while the penthouse extends from the jamb wall to the peak, the living room on the middle floor opens up vertically beyond that point, making the roof and the geometry of the house tangible. Generously proportioned rooms are thus created that negotiate the volume of the building among themselves. This sloping roof makes the apartment a house within a house.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!PlanWood and concrete define the construction, inside as well as out. The interiors are clad with white-pigmented spruce. The oiled spruce V-supports, door and window frames create nuances and, in combination with the panel layout and shadow joints, define the interior spaces. The abundance of wood in the interior creates an inviting feel with its clear structure and warmth. The ceilings are ordered by the large prefabricated concrete elements.Save this picture!© Till ForrerThe façade consists of a vertically organized, pre-weathered full-surface groove and comb formwork with attached cover strips. In order to subtly break the vertical arrangement and thus give the openings a hold, the visible edge of the cover strips jumps back and forth every 80 cm with a slight bend, creating a play of angles and shade. The large windows on the south façade frame individual views over the lake and give each room its own character. Space is a very finite resource. Careful handling is therefore more important than ever.Save this picture!© Till ForrerThe compact structure of this house makes good use of the terrain to avoid unnecessary excavation and preserves the precious open spaces around it. The house has up-to-date insulation and relies on the use of a modern heat pump, while the compact volume and solar gain through the façade help to save energy. Wood from domestic forests is an unbeatable renewable resource, which is why Swiss wood was used for the construction.Save this picture!© Till ForrerProject gallerySee allShow lessFillmore Sculpture at Cathédrale Restaurant / Tresoldi StudioSelected ProjectsMoody Pavilions / Trahan ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2015 Switzerland “COPY”center_img Architects: AERO Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932619/mfh-hungerbuhlweg-house-aero-architekten Clipboard CopyHouses•Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Houses Year: last_img read more

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AOL Innovation in the Community Awards open

first_img Tagged with: Awards Digital  57 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entries for this year’s AOL Innovation in the Community Awards are now open. The winning charities and community groups will receive 30 packages of £2,000 plus one year’s complimentary broadband.The awards scheme, now in their fourth year, are run by AOL UK and the national charity Citizens Online. They aim to highlight and reward innovative Internet projects in the voluntary sector.Previous winners have included an online recycling programme in East London, a Web-based art exhibition by homeless young people in Glasgow, and a mobile internet unit at a Scarborough hospice. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 March 2006 | Newscenter_img 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. AOL Innovation in the Community Awards open Karen Thomson, Chairman and Chief Executive of AOL UK, said: “Many charities and community groups are highly enthusiastic about the opportunities the internet offers to connect, support and inspire people but don’t have the resources to make the most of it. These awards will help 30 of them to take an innovative idea and make it happen.”Application details can be found online, and the closing date for applications is 10 May 2006.The awards are open to registered charities and voluntary organisations in the UK. Proof of such status is required by the awards organisers.AOL UK and Citizens Online will host an awards ceremony for the 30 winning organisations in London in Autumn 2006.last_img read more

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Philanthropist businessman donates over £200m to The Morgan Foundation

first_img Tagged with: philanthropy trusts and foundations Melanie May | 20 February 2017 | News Philanthropist Steve Morgan CBE, the founder and chairman of Redrow, and former chairman of Wolverhampton Wolves, has gifted over £200 million to The Morgan Foundation.The donation has been made to The Morgan Foundation in the form of 42 million shares, representing 11.36% of the issued share capital of Redrow PLC. According to the Foundation, it will benefit thousands of charities and community groups, particularly those helping children and families in desperate need, and is believed to be one of the largest ever made by a British businessman.The charity was formed by Steve Morgan in 2001, and since then has committed £35 million to causes in North Wales, Merseyside, West Cheshire, and North Shropshire. In addition, The Morgan Foundation has distributed 47 specially adapted ‘smiley buses’.Jane Harris, administrator of The Morgan Foundation, said:“Steve Morgan’s incredible generosity will mean a huge and profound step-change for The Morgan Foundation. Our ethos is based on making a difference and Steve’s gift of over £200 million means we will be able to help thousands of more people in need.“We can also ramp up the donation of smiley buses which have made such a positive impact to the disabled and socially isolated in our region. I’m also delighted to say we are actively planning some very exciting, and significant, capital projects and we’ll be announcing more details soon.”  181 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  182 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Philanthropist businessman donates over £200m to The Morgan Foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22last_img read more

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Thursday night lights: previewing West Virginia at TCU

first_imgFacebook Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Previous articleUniversity Christian Church hosts sixth annual Trunk or Treat eventNext articleWednesday declared Wes Moore day at TCU Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Facebook Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Linkedin Dean Straka printThe last three times TCU has faced West Virginia, the game came down to a score on the final play.This week the nation will see if the trend continues as the No. 5 Horned Frogs (7-0, 4-0 Big 12 Conference) are set to host the West Virginia Mountaineers (3-3, 0-3) at Amon G. Carter Stadium.This year marks is the first Thursday night home game for TCU in the Big 12. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.That’s why TCU head coach Gary Patterson said he is treating every day this week as if it is two days later, in regards to routine.“The funny thing about this situation is that yesterday wasn’t a Monday, it was a Wednesday,” Patterson said. “I’m treating [Tuesday] like it’s a Thursday.”The Thursday night game isn’t the only recent wrinkle. Both teams are entering the game coming off a bye week. Each team will have had 11 days between games when they take the field Thursday night.With the extra time to rest and prepare, the midweek contest is expected to be a fast-paced and physical one.“All of the last three games we’ve played against them have been interesting,” Patterson said. “Their kids always play tough and physical. Their offensive line guys are blue collar, hit-you-in-the-mouth type of guys, and the team has also been playing really well defensively.”Patterson said nothing should come unexpected to either side Thursday night.“It’ll probably be a crazy one again, because just like us, they’ve had a week and a half to get ready,” Patterson said. “We’ll see a lot of wrinkles, double passes, you name it. Last time we took the field, we had a fake punt and onside kick against us all in the first quarter. It’ll be interesting.”The Horned Frogs enter the game undefeated, while the Mountaineers enter riding a three-game losing streak after going 3-0 to open the season.The Mountaineers took losses at Oklahoma and Baylor in addition to falling to Oklahoma State at home.While the Frogs boast one of the top offenses in the nation, West Virginia is one of the better defensive units in the Big 12. The Frogs will continue to rely on the air-raid style offense to get the job done.The Frogs’ defense will be looking to bounce back from another lackluster performance against Iowa State. The Frogs walked out of the first quarter down 21-14 against the Cyclones before shutting them out the remainder of the game.“We may have been the worst first quarter defense in the nation during the first quarter of Iowa State and then one of the best defenses in the nation during the rest of it,” Patterson said. “Hopefully the last three quarters of the game are closer to reality than the first quarter.”Patterson said he continues to have faith in his unit despite the struggles.“I wouldn’t put them on the field if I didn’t trust them,” Patterson said. “Are they further along than they were the first game of the season? Yes. What does that mean? I don’t know.”This year the West Virginia offense is led by quarterback and Fort Worth native Skyler Howard.Howard replaces former Mountaineer quarterback Clint Trickett, who announced his retirement from football last December. Trickett revealed he had suffered five concussions in a 14-month span.While Howard has thrown for 15 touchdowns, he has also struggled, throwing six interceptions and getting sacked 18 times on the season.The Frogs’ defense will also have to contain wide receiver Shelton Gibson. Gibson has recorded six touchdowns on the season and is averaging 90 receiving yards per game, the fourth best of any receiver in the Big 12.For Patterson’s unit, the key to containing West Virginia’s offense will be quickly and accurately reading the Mountaineers’ schemes.“The goal is to be quick but not out of control,” Patterson said. “Statistically I’m not happy with the yards we’re allowing right now.”The game will also be a chance for TCU to impress the college football world one last time before the playoff committee releases its first rankings of the year next week.“[The rankings] is not something you can’t think about,” Patterson said. “It’s pasted on my forehead.”For Patterson though, what matters most is winning each game and not getting overworked by the polls.“I don’t see any reason to get ‘outside the pocket’ as far as how we think about ourselves,” Patterson said.PredictionThis game may very well be the biggest test for the Frogs thus far. The Mountaineers’ defense is easily the best unit the Frogs will have seen since playing Minnesota.A lopsided victory may not be in the books for this matchup. After all, we’ve seen anything but a blowout over the last three meetings. The goal will be for the TCU’s defense to get off to a strong start, and play the same way it has played in the second half over the past two games. Allow West Virginia to score early on, and things could get dicey.TCU 48, West Virginia 34 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Linkedin Twitter Twitter + posts ReddIt TCU’s Kolby Listenbee (7) is tackeled by West Virginia defender Dravon Henry during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert) TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Installs 2016 President Bill Podley

first_imgDesign Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Installs 2016 President Bill Podley From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 | 12:15 pm Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Nearly 400 REALTORS®, Affiliates and special guests welcomed Bill Podley as the new president of the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® (PFAR) at its 109th Annual Inaugural and Awards Luncheon at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena in early December. Ray Wells served as master of ceremonies for the program that included installation of the 2016 Board of Directors and presentation of awards.California Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young installed Bill Podley as PFAR’s 2016 President. Taking over from outgoing President Todd Hays, Podley enters his fourth term as Association President, with previous terms in 1984, 1985 and 1997. He has also served as a Director at the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) from 1984 to 2000 and 2004 to 2013.“I am honored to serve alongside a great Board of Directors as we continue the legacy of our esteemed, 109-year old Association,” said Podley. “In the months ahead, I look forward to helping our members meet the evolving needs of today’s buyers and sellers in our community.”Joining Podley on the 2016 Board of Directors are President-Elect Shahe Seuylemezian, Secretary Emilie Broughton and Treasurer Chelby Crawford. Directors include David Booth, Marilyn Simon, Steve Haussler, John Hickey, Barry Jones, Immediate-Past President Todd Hays and Affiliate Director Diana Rafeedie-Nofal.Awards Presented for Outstanding ServiceThe 2015 REALTOR® of the Year Award went to Robert Myers of Robert Myers Realty, Inc. in Pasadena. For nearly 30 years, Myers has actively promoted industry ethics and professional standards at the state and local levels. In addition to serving as Presiding Officer, Mediator and Arbitrator at C.A.R., he chairs PFAR’s Professional Standards Committee and serves as Ombudsman and Ethics Advocate.Karen Dier of Inter Valley Escrow in La Canada Flintridge won the 2015 Affiliate of the Year Award for her service to the Association and community. In addition to chairing PFAR’s Affiliate Committee, she has volunteered her time and talents at various PFAR Charitable Foundation events, as well as participating in City of Hope’s 5K marathons.This year two REALTORS® received the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR® Emeritus Award. For their 40-plus years of REALTOR® membership and adherence to the NAR Code of Ethics, PFAR honored Joyce Dandurand of Dilbeck Real Estate in La Crescenta and John Lauer of Active Real Estate in Tujunga.Finally, the 2015 President’s Award went to the PFAR staff: Betty Shirinyan, Julie Bustillos, Maple Hsu, Shauna Mata, Norma Ramirez, Jose Ontiveros and Cynthia Allar. Recognizing the team’s outstanding service and professionalism, Outgoing President Todd Hays thanked each one for a year of continued excellence.Special guests included legislators and public officials: District Director Talin Mangioglu for California State Senate Carol Liu, Gerald Phillips representing Assemblyman Chris Holden, District Representative Teresa Lamb Simpson for Congressman Adam Schiff, and Rita Hadjimanoukian representing Supervisor Mike Antonovich. Jody Davis of the Pasadena Tabernacle of the Salvation Army also joined the festivities to collect toy donations for the annual Angel Tree Program.About the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS®Founded in 1907, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® has built an industry-wide reputation of being one of the strongest real estate associations in the nation. Serving the communities of Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta andSunland-Tujunga, the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® provides its members with education and resources that enable them to conduct their business successfully and profitably with integrity and competency; promotes and enforces ethical standards; and advocates private property rights, homeownership and community service. For more information, visit www.pfar.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. 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