PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgPrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (PRIMET.bw)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePrime Time Property Holdings is a variable rate loan stock company with interests in property investment, property development and property management. The company has invested in a diversified portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and recently acquired two properties in Zambia on a sale and leaseback basis with G4S Zambia. Prime Time Property Holdings Limited acquires properties owned by vendors through acquisition agreements which it then offers to investors through the sale of Linked Units. Its property portfolio in Botswana is made up of 16 fund properties located in Gaborone, Ramotswa, Francistown, Ghanzi, Lobatse and Serowe. Commercial properties in its Botswana portfolio include Prime Plaza, Letshego Place and the South African High Commission.last_img read more

The Vodafone share price is soaring in 2021! Should I buy the stock now?

first_img The Vodafone (LSE: VOD) share price has soared over the past few months. Since the beginning of the year, shares in the telecommunications giant are up around 10%, excluding dividends.And the stock’s longer-term performance is even more impressive. Over the past 12 months, shares in the company have increased in value by over 26%, excluding dividends.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Including investor distributions, the Vodafone share price has produced a total return for investors of 45% over the past year, outperforming the FTSE 100 by 10%.After this impressive performance, some investors might be wary of buying the stock as the share price now looks expensive compared to this time last year. However, past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential. What’s more, despite Vodafone’s recent performance, the stock still looks cheap, in my opinion.  Company outlook Shares in the company have received a boost recently from management’s decision to spin off the group’s tower business. Vodafone has set the price range for a float of its mast organisation Vantage Towers, which could value the firm at about €17bn. Of this, the parent will raise €2.8bn to pay down debt. Vodafone’s weak balance sheet has always stuck out to me as a reason not to invest in the business. So, it’s positive that management is doing something about this.Unfortunately, €2.8bn is really only a drop in the ocean for the group. Vodafone’s total net debt stood at €44bn (£38bn) at the end of September.Still, it’s not the size of the debt that matters. Its affordability. As long as Vodafone can afford the interest payments on its debt, creditors should be happy.On this front, Vodafone can afford its borrowings. In its last financial year, the group’s interest and financing costs amounted to €1.6bn, easily covered by adjusted operating profit of €4.6bn. Of course, just because the company was able to meet its obligations last year doesn’t mean it’ll continue to do so. A sudden increase in interest rates or drop in earnings could impact its ability to maintain its debts.This is the most considerable risk facing the Vodafone share price, in my opinion. Running a telecoms business is very expensive. The corporation needs to acquire new equipment every year, as well as spectrum rights. These two costs amounted to around €8bn in the organisation’s latest financial year. If these costs rise significantly, they could impact the company’s ability to maintain its debt and pay a dividend to investors.Vodafone share price potential Still, it seems to me the company is on the right track for the time being. It’s working to reduce debt, and customers appear to be happy with its level of service. The total number of customers using Vodafone’s mobile network across Europe in its fiscal third quarter increased by 1.2m, or 2%.The stock also supports one of the highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100. It currently stands at around 6% although, as noted above, this distribution isn’t guaranteed. This distribution, coupled with the group’s potential to grab a larger share of the European telecommunications market, means I’d buy Vodafone for my portfolio today, despite the stock’s recent performance. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 | More on: VOD Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Vodafone share price is soaring in 2021! Should I buy the stock now? 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Should I buy Card Factory shares after the stock price crash?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I recently became bullish on Card Factory (LSE: CARD) shares. But the stock fell almost 10% yesterday. That came after the company released its update on trading and refinancing on Friday.So would I still buy Card Factory shares after the stock price crash? Yes. And I reckon things still look promising for the firm.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why did Card Factory shares fall?It has been a difficult year for the retailer. One of my concerns was whether it would be able to refinance its debt. I covered the stock earlier this month and mentioned that it had successfully managed to negotiate a deal with its current syndicate of commercial lending banks.Card Factory said that it would be releasing details of the refinance package in the coming weeks. And it released that additional information last week. In a nutshell, it appears that “the company intends to use its best efforts to raise net equity proceeds of £70m”. I wasn’t expecting it to ask the market for more money. And I think this has ruffled a few feathers. The detailsI think it’s worth going through the debt deal with a fine tooth comb. The new refinancing of £225m provides additional liquidity above the original £200m it replaces. It also covers the same term through to 24 September 2023. It’s nice to see that Card Factory has the potential to extend this if required.As a quick reminder, the company’s net debt as of 16 May was £110m. This has fallen from £132.5m a year ago. At least, the financial position is heading in the right direction.The new debt refinancing includes a £100m revolving credit facility, a £75m term loan and £50m through coronavirus debt facilities. In fact, these terms “are structured to incentivise an early reduction of overall debt with fees of up to £5m payable if pre-payments are not made in line with specified dates from 30 November 2021 through until 30 July 2022”.But as I said, what really made Card Factory shares drop is that it plans to raise £70m “to  facilitate these prepayments”. I guess there are now concerns whether the company will be able to raise this amount of money.RisksIn my last analysis, I did highlight that the market may not like the new terms of the refinancing package. With Card Factory shares falling significantly since Friday, it seems pretty obvious that investors are somewhat wary.Of course, there’s no guarantee that the company will raise the money in the stock market. And if it doesn’t, the share price is likely to be hit.It could even prolong the repayment of its debt. Card Factory also faces competition from the likes of Moonpig, which came to market last year.My viewI’m still bullish on Card Factory shares. I must admit I was surprised that it wants to raise more money through a share placing. But obviously the company needs more help.What’s encouraging is trading so far. Initial store sales have exceeded expectations. And “to date, increased spend per transaction has primarily offset the reduced retail footfall.” So this means that customers are shopping less but spending more.I reckon this trend could continue. Especially as the UK lockdown continues to ease further. This should be positive for Card Factory shares. Should I buy Card Factory shares after the stock price crash? Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Card Factory. 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Se elaboran planes para la revisión del Libro de Oración…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Convención General 2015 dio un paso hacia la revisión del Libro de Oración Común de 1979 y del himnario [The Hymnal] de 1982, al instruir a la Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música (SCLM, por su sigla en inglés) que elabore planes para revisar ambos [libros] y presentarlos a la próxima Convención en Austin, Texas, en 2018.Entre otros asuntos litúrgicos, la Convención instruyó a los obispos a encontrar medios para que las congregaciones sin clero reciban la comunión, pero la Cámara de Obispos rechazó propuestas que pedían permitirles a personas no bautizadas recibir la Santa Comunión o estudiar el asunto.La Convención aprobó publicar una versión revisada de “Mujeres y hombres santos” [Holy Women, Holy Men] con todas las conmemoraciones de santos adicionales, pero dejó “Fiestas Menores y Días de Ayuno” [Lesser Feasts and Fasts”] como el calendario suplementario autorizado de las conmemoraciones de la Iglesia (véase artículo aquí).La versión revisada de Mujeres y hombres santos se llama Una gran nube de testigos [A Great Cloud of Witnesses].La Convención dispuso también el uso de lo que comúnmente se conoce como “Rito III” durante los oficios principales del domingo, con ciertas restricciones; autorizó materiales para honrar a Dios en la creación, actualizó el leccionario del Libro de Oración para ajustarlo al Leccionario Común Revisado, autorizó la continua labor en el Proyecto de Música Mundial y el apoyo al Programa de Liderazgo para Músicos que Atienden Congregaciones Pequeñas, y aprobó una revisión continua del Ritual para Ocasiones Especiales.En temas litúrgicos remitidos al comité legislativo especial sobre el matrimonio, la Convención General aprobó dos nuevas liturgias matrimoniales con lenguaje genérico neutro, que lo mismo pueden usarse con parejas del mismo sexo que de sexos opuestos, así como continuar con el uso del rito de bendición para relaciones entre personas del mismo sexo que la Convención General aprobó en 2012.Revisión del Libro de Oración y del HimnarioLa Resolución A169 instruye a la SCLM “a preparar un plan para la revisión completa” del Libro de Oración Común de 1979 y a presentarlo a la próxima Convención General. Dice que el plan debe “utilizar las riquezas de nuestra diversidad litúrgica, cultural, racial, generacional, lingüística, genérica y étnica a fin de compartir el culto común” y “tomar en consideración el uso de las actuales tecnologías que brindan acceso a una amplia gama de recursos litúrgicos”.Al preparar el plan, la SCLM “consultará con el amplio margen de la expresión y participación culturales de nuestra Iglesia”, dijo el Rdo. Devon Anderson, vicepresidente del comité legislativo del Libro de Oración, Liturgia y Música.El obispo Thomas Breidenthal, de Ohio Sur, miembro de un comité, le dijo a la Cámara de Obispos que la resolución “nos compromete a una conversación teológica, litúrgica y eclesiológica. Espero que podamos avanzar con audacia para decir que estamos listos”.“Resulta cada vez más obvio que el Libro de Oración de 1979 es un producto de su tiempo, que refleja lo mejor…de la erudición de mediados del siglo XX”, dijo la Rda. Ruth Meyers, presidenta de la SCLM, a la Cámara de Diputados. Cuarenta años después, “es hora para nosotros de hacer balance de nuestra Iglesia y su contexto en este siglo” y de prepararnos para revisar el libro de oración “para respaldar nuestra labor de evangelización y contribuir a la vitalidad y el crecimiento de nuestras congregaciones y de nuestra Iglesia”, dijo ella.Prediciendo que la resolución sería aprobada, el diputado William Murchison, de Dallas, dijo que quería advertirle a la cámara que probablemente cometa “un grave error”.“Algunos de nosotros somos lo bastante viejos, desafortunadamente, para recordar la confusión que padeció esta Iglesia durante la última revisión del libro de oración”, afirmó. “Muchos episcopales, tristemente, dejaron la Iglesia… Mi mayor preocupación, sin embargo, es que otra revisión del libro de oración, siguiendo los lineamientos incorporados en esta resolución, nos dará algo distinto al Libro de Oración Común… un libro que no ofrezca nada más una variedad de opciones”.El Rdo. Canónigo John Floberg, diputado de Dakota del Norte, secundó la resolución, pidiendo sólo que, cuando se revise el libro de oración, se ponga a disposición de personas que no hablan inglés de manera oportuna.“Entre el pueblo lakota-dakota de las planicies, toma un promedio de 40 años traducir sustancialmente el libro de oración una vez que esté revisado”, dijo. “No se olviden de nosotros”.La Convención también instruyó a la SCLM, mediante la Resolución D060 “a preparar un plan para la revisión completa del himnario [The Hymnal 1982].Durante la discusión del comité legislativo, el Rdo. Jeremiah Williamson, de Ohio, dijo estar “algo indeciso” porque él veía la necesidad de revisar el himnario pero advertía también que la SCLM tenía lo que “parece como una increíble cantidad de trabajo ahora mismo”. Cuestionó también si la elaboración de un plan para revisar el himnario era prematura, dado que estaba a punto de comenzar la planificación sobre la revisión del libro de oración.Sin embargo, el Muy Rdo. Benjamin Shambaugh, de Maine, dijo que él creía que tenía más sentido que los planes para un nuevo himnario formaran parte del proceso de planificación de un nuevo libro de oración.“Sería negligente no incluir al himnario en la mezcla”, afirmó. “Resultaría extraño no incluir la música como parte de esa discusión”.En otras resoluciones relacionadas con la música, la Convención aprobó la A060, la continuación del Equipo de Trabajo del Cántico Congregacional de la SCLM “para promover la misión de la Iglesia Episcopal mediante la animación y vigorización del cántico congregacional a través de una variedad de recursos musicales” y para desarrollar y expandir la labor del Proyecto de Música Mundial.La Convención también apoyó la A061, la continuación del Programa de Liderazgo para Músicos que Atienden Congregaciones Pequeñas.Santa Comunión y mesa abiertaVarias resoluciones relacionadas con permitir a personas no bautizadas recibir la Santa Comunión —una práctica a la que algunos se refieren como mesa o comunión abierta— fracasaron en la Cámara de Obispos.Los obispos rechazaron un intento de enmendar el Canon I.17.7, Resolución C023, para permitir a personas no bautizadas recibir la Santa Comunión si fuera “con la intención de comenzar o fortalecer una relación con Cristo y finalmente ser bautizados” y el clero proporcionara “necesario consejo” o cuando “las congregaciones que invitaran a personas no bautizadas a recibir la comunión lo hicieran como parte de un plan de evangelización para dar la bienvenida a todas las personas a la mesa de Cristo y fortalecerlas en su relación con Cristo y la Iglesia”.Los obispos rechazaron, por estrecho margen, la Resolución C010, que solicitaba un equipo de trabajo “para estudiar y facilitar el diálogo denominacional concerniente a la práctica de invitar a todas las personas, bautizadas y no bautizadas, a recibir la Santa Comunión”. La resolución fue rechazada por 79 a 77 votos, luego de que se le añadiera una enmienda en que se pedía que el equipo de trabajo “incluyera un equilibrio y diversidad de perspectivas”.Los obispos se pronunciaron en pro y en contra de la resolución, [debate] en el que algunos de sus partidarios dijeron que la legislación no era para apoyar la práctica, sino más bien para crear un equipo de trabajo como una manera adecuada de iniciar una discusión sobre el tema.Los obispos también rechazaron la Resolución A065 que instruía a la SCLM “a elaborar materiales litúrgicos sobre la iniciación cristiana”.La intención, le dijo Meyers a ENS antes de la Convención, era producir recursos litúrgicos semejantes a los materiales que la SCLM había elaborado anteriormente para la bendición de relaciones de parejas del mismo sexo que contenían ensayos así como materiales litúrgicos y pastorales.“Es importante considerar tanto la interpretación y práctica de la confirmación como su interpretación de admisión a la Comunión, todo a la luz de la teología del bautismo”, había dicho Meyers.En un asunto relacionado, la Convención remitió la Resolución C050 a la SCLM para estudiar las implicaciones teológicas de permitir que los adultos fuesen bautizados y confirmados al mismo tiempo.En otra resolución relacionada con la Comunión, la A044, la Convención General instruía a “los obispos que ejercen autoridad eclesiástica en cada diócesis a concebir y poner en práctica medios por los cuales las pequeñas congregaciones dentro de sus diócesis que no cuentan con el beneficio de un clérigo puedan recibir la Comunión de manera regular”.El texto original pedía que se facultaran a ministros laicos para distribuir, en ausencia de un clérigo, un sacramento previamente consagrado en el culto público del domingo y que un rito litúrgico acompañante se creara para tales circunstancias.El comité legislativo escuchó apasionados testimonios sobre la resolución, en algunos de los cuales describían cómo las congregaciones podían pasar extensos períodos de tiempo sin la Santa Eucaristía debido a la escasez de clero disponible.La Convención también convino, en la Resolución D050, que los obispos “que ejerzan autoridad eclesiástica” pueden permitir a las congregaciones el uso de “Un orden para celebrar la Santa Eucaristía” (LOC pp. 323-328) en un domingo principal o celebración semanal de la Santa Eucaristía, si la Plegaria Eucarística se escribe y se le presenta al obispo con antelación a su uso”.La resolución advierte que el libro de oración no prohíbe ese uso.Durante las audiencias y los debates del comité, algunos arguyeron que el uso regular de tales liturgias creativas —a veces llamadas Rito III— puede ser especialmente valioso para comunidades eclesiásticas emergentes o cuando en el culto autorizado participen niños.Como se explica aquí, “Este rito tiene la forma de un bosquejo que le permite a los participantes preparar muchos de los textos litúrgicos que se usarán en la celebración eucarística, mientras mantiene la misma estructura básica de la liturgia eucarística que se encuentra en otros ritos”.Liturgias de la creaciónLa Convención General autorizó [mediante la Resolución] A058, “Materiales litúrgicos que honran a Dios en la creación” y especificó que estaban “disponibles gratuitamente”. Instruyó a la SCLM a consideran la inclusión de los materiales en una versión revisada del Ritual para Ocasiones Especiales.La Convención remitió a la SCLM la Resolución C015, que pedía autorización para añadir una sexta pregunta al Pacto Bautismal “concerniente a nuestra responsabilidad como cristianos bautizados por el cuidado de la creación de Dios”.Ritual para Ocasiones EspecialesLa Convención General aprobó la Resolución A059, que instruía a la SCLM a continuar trabajando en la revisión del Ritual para Ocasiones Especiales.La Convención también instruyó a la SCLM, con la [Resolución] D036, a incluir un rito para el cambio del nombre de una persona en la revisión del Ritual para Ocasiones Especiales. Durante las audiencias, varias personas —especialmente miembros de la comunidad de transexuales— testificaron apasionadamente acerca de la importancia de ese rito.Y la Convención remitió a la SCLM la Resolución D046, que pide autorización para el uso experimental “o para uso en sesiones especiales de estudio”, con el permiso del obispo diocesano, de materiales y oraciones litúrgicas del libro All Desires Known [Todos los deseos conocidos] de Janet Morley y a la consideración del SCLM el incluirlos en una versión revisada del Ritual para Ocasiones Especiales.Resoluciones adicionalesEntre otras decisiones relacionadas con la liturgia, la Convención General aprobó resoluciones para:Instruir a la SCLM “que continúe recogiendo, revisando y diseminando materiales que aborden el antijudaísmo expreso y mezclado en porciones de las Escrituras y de textos litúrgicos cristianos, A063.Adoptar criterios para recomendar traducciones de la Biblia para el culto público, A063.Revisar, en una segunda lectura, el leccionario del Libro de Oración Común para avenirlo con el Leccionario Común Revisado, adaptado previamente como el leccionario autorizado de la Iglesia, A067, yInstruir a la SCLM a comenzar a trabajar en la traducción del libro de oración u otros recursos litúrgicos autorizados, o todos ellos, al francés, el creole y el español, A068.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. 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DOJ and Orange County Officals Assist Apopka Task Force on Violence

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Previous article5 tips to avoid hidden credit card feesNext articleCoffee, Cops and Cows Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here The first meeting of the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence is drawing attention outside of Apopka.While the work of the Task force will be accomplished primarily by the efforts of local volunteers, the Task Force will need access to a variety of resources to ultimately be successful, according to Task Force Co-Chair Rod Love.Roger B. Handberg Chief, Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Office Middle District of FloridaOne source of resources may be the United States Department of Justice.  Roger B. Handberg will be at Thursday’s first meeting of the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence, Task Force Co-Chair Rod Love announced today.Handberg is the Chief of the United States Attorney’s Criminal Division for the Middle District of Florida.The violence in the Apopka-area is not limited to the City of Apopka, therefore, another important resource will be Orange County Government.  Bryan Nelson, County Commissioner for District 2 will also be at the meeting on Thursday night.Nelson also participated in the formation of the Task Force last month.County CommissionerBryan Nelson“After four shootings in District 2 I thought we needed to look at the problem and see if we could come up with long term solutions not just law enforcement solutions,” said Nelson. “The key is giving our kids not only educational opportunities but also after school activities as well as career opportunities which are the keys to success.”The Apopka Community Task Force on Violence was formed last month in response to the increase in violence in the Apopka Community, which includes the City of Apopka and parts of unincorporated Orange County.The Task Force plans to work for 90-days and then issue recommendations to the City of Apopka and Orange County officials. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Barbacoa House / Pepe Gascón

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/430934/barbacoa-house-pepe-gascon-arquitectura Clipboard CopyAbout this officePepe GascónOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSabadellSpainPublished on September 25, 2013Cite: “Barbacoa House / Pepe Gascón ” 25 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 photographs:  José HeviaPhotographs:  José HeviaCollaborators:Jesús Gallego, Mireia CasesContractor:Excavaciones Egara, S.L.Architect In Charge:Pepe GascónCity:SabadellCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaText description provided by the architects. Scene 1[A very well-matched elderly couple is discussing what trees to plant and where in the garden of their second residence, a small, detached, single-storey house with a barbecue as big as the living-dining room. It is winter and the house only has the roof framing in place.]She: A cypress. That’s the tree that every Catalan farmhouse has at the entrance. Right here’s where we’re going to plant it. Then we’ll see it as soon as we come up from the street and it will welcome us. He: Hell! Have you gone nuts? Cypresses make people think of cemeteries. Anyway, that’s where we’re gonna end up soon enough unless we decide for once and for all. Okay, come over here with me to the barbecue … You see? Here! In this little corner of the terrace I’d plant a proper quebracho tree and not just because it’s the national tree of my dear homeland.She: The one your mother had in her yard in Buenos Aires? That tree with thorns on its branches? No way! My grandchildren would climb up it and get pricked.Save this picture!© José HeviaHe: Don’t be so dumb! Don’t you know how great it would be here, in summer, when we’re enjoying my Argentine grills?She: Twaddle! Look, come over here. (They go over to the frontal garden) Here I’d like to plant three pines, like the neighbour’s but in a triangle. Then we’re sure to have shade.He: So why do you want three?She: (Imitating his accent): What a schmuck! We gotta have three to put up the hammocks.He: Hammocks? But we’re too old for swinging.She: Numbskull! You swung it to me pretty well last time we were here, there in the scaffolding …Save this picture!© José HeviaScene 2[He’s doing an Argentine grill for her grandchildren. It’s spring and the almost finished house now only needs glass in the windows.]He: Well, these little moneys are really something. They don’t like sweetbread, offal, innards or tripe. It’s only Catalan blood sausage for them and hamburgers. Honey! Can you bring me the chow we bought in La Boqueria?She: Of course I can, my cowboy!He: Meanwhile, I’m gonna get the grill ready and bring some more firewood. I’ll be back right away. (He goes behind the barbecue wall and is heard off stage) You know what? The secret of a good grill’s in the coals, so you can cook it over a nice slow fire.Save this picture!© José HeviaShe: Yes, yes, of course … And, by the way, what did you arrange with the gardener? When’s he coming to plant the trees?He: You should know! That dumb-ass said he was gonna call the lady of the house directly. (Whispers to himself) Money makes the world go round.She: Sweetie, the children will be here soon. I’m setting the table here inside. He: But don’t you want to eat outside?She: Too much sun. Maybe we should have planted your quebracho at least? (He comes back round the corner of the barbecue.)He: You’re a pain in the butt … Well, I’m gonna make the chimichurri and those brats are gonna down it by the spoonful.Save this picture!© José HeviaScene 3[A hot summer afternoon and they’re about to have a nap after a paella he’s made for the housewarming. They’ll be spending the whole summer there.]He: Shall I make some mate?She: You’re so crazy about those herbs of yours! Forty degrees in the shade and you want mate?He: With you, under these beautiful pines, enjoying these views, in the hammock … there’s no better time for it. If it’d been left to you, there’d be no mate, no bedroom, no bathroom …Save this picture!© José HeviaShe: Listen to him! The original idea was to use my land as a place for you to do your grills and that’s all. And then … “well, yes, a little toilet. And, now we’re here, let’s have a little kitchen for cooking up other feasts”. And so on, even adding another bedroom for guests and a living-dining room. Well, what a cheek!He: But yeah, in the end the little house has only got one wall of this whatchamacallit-clay, which we didn’t even paint because the architect kept saying it was cheaper like that. Then, after that, a concrete floor and ceiling and that’s it. Couldn’t be any simpler or cheaper. You chose the kid, didn’t you?She: Yes. And luckily it’s always me who ends up choosing. Heaven knows what you’d do under that quebracho of yours. “Si no hi ha arbre millor que un pi mediterrani, home!” *He: Is that you or are you turning into …?[Curtain]* The best tree of all’s the Mediterranean pine, man! (in Catalan language)Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessIntuition: Your Best Design Tool?ArticlesMark Wigley Steps Down as Dean of Columbia University’s GSAPPArchitecture News Share Year:  Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 10 Share Year:  2013 “COPY” Photographs Spain Area:  91 m² Area:  91 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Pepe Gascón Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Barbacoa House / Pepe Gascón “COPY” Houses Barbacoa House / Pepe GascónSave this projectSaveBarbacoa House / Pepe Gascón ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/430934/barbacoa-house-pepe-gascon-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses•Sabadell, Spain Projectslast_img read more

La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti

first_img Area:  4019 m² Area:  4019 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Cino Zucchi ArchitettiThe different materials and textures of the façades – plaster, Indian stone in two alternated finishes, bases in porphyry slabs, wood and metal window frames, folded and perforated copper plates, parapets in enameled steel and sanded glass – are unified by a colour palette in various warm grey tones, that together with the projecting single gable profile recalls the historical city without any direct quotation of its stylistic features. In this sense the new building, more than mimicking the language of the existing city, constitutes its “abstract” re-reading capable of creating an effective transition between the new Porta Nuova complex and the building fabric surrounding Corso Como.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCould an Architecture Peace Corps Be the Answer to Student Debt?Architecture NewsCourt-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|enSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Via Francesco Viganò, 28, 20124 Milan, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2013 La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi ArchitettiSave this projectSaveLa Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti Projects “COPY” Year:  2013 ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti+ 14 Share CopyApartments•Milan, Italy Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442646/la-corte-verde-di-corso-como-cino-zucchi-architetti Clipboard La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442646/la-corte-verde-di-corso-como-cino-zucchi-architetti Clipboard Italy CopyAbout this officeCino Zucchi ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMilanHousingResidentialItalyPublished on October 30, 2013Cite: “La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti” 30 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 Apartments Photographs:  Courtesy of Cino Zucchi ArchitettiSave this picture!Courtesy of Cino Zucchi ArchitettiRecommended ProductsRailing / BalustradesLibartPortable glass BalustradeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 25 XXLText description provided by the architects. The Porta Nuova area has almost completed its urban metamorphosis in one of the most important poles of the new Milano. The new residential complex “La Corte Verde” (the Green Court) represents a small but important part of this reform; its location makes it an element of transition between the new high volumes to the North and the existing urban fabric to the South. The transversal dimension of the plot and its trapeze shape made building volumes along its perimeter difficult. We chose to place the volume on the east edge, overlooking the large green via Viganò street, while the West edge onto via Rosales is defined by a low wall which protects the garden and by a canopy that protects the vehicular access to the underground parking and their stair block. Two other building volumes designed by CZA for the adjacent property will complete the South edge of the area, forming a “porous” block consisting of buildings of different heights clustered around the vast central garden. A geometric inflection of the higher volume on the North connects via Viganò with the large ramp going up to the new circular square embraced by the Unicredit complex; the lower volume to the South relates to the existing houses on the other side of via Viganò, taking on the height and the street alignment. Save this picture!Courtesy of Cino Zucchi ArchitettiThe new residential complex has dual access points: two entrance galleries on via Viganò create long views from the street into the garden and lead to the large glazed atriums and to the vertical circulation blocks; an entrance booth on the North-West projects out from the main building volume embracing the garden and creating a covered path which flanks it.Save this picture!Courtesy of Cino Zucchi ArchitettiThe front and back façades of the building have very different architectural features, chosen in relationship to the disposition of their interiors, their position in the city and their sun orientation. The East front on via Viganò, which hosts the bedrooms, stair blocks and bathrooms, is distinguished by a broken profile which alternates bulges in the form of “bow-windows” and high stacks of floor-to-ceiling windows; the West side, where the living areas extend in large continuous terraces, creates a long screen overlooking the garden. In the upper floors, the stepped profile creates large hanging gardens overlooked by apartments on two floors. Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Hang Glider House / MAAR Studio

first_img Hang Glider House / MAAR Studio CopyAbout this officeMAAR StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItanhangáBrazilPublished on July 03, 2019Cite: “Hang Glider House / MAAR Studio” [Casa Asa Delta / MAAR Studio] 03 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 Architects: MAAR Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Brazil Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses•Itanhangá, Brazil Projects Photographs Houses Interiors:ACM HomeStructural Project:ESTRUTURAR Projetos e Consultoria LTDALighting:Constance SendallKitchen And Stones Countertop:Argos Marmores e GranitosFrames And Glass:Metalúrgica Cruzeiro do SulCity:ItanhangáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tiago TardinRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. The Hang Glider House was built in the neighborhood of Itanhanga, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The house is located by the foot of Tijuca Forrest, and the Pedra da Gavea Mountain. The mountain provides scenic views, and it is used as jumping platforms for Hang Gliders, which serve as inspiration for the geometry of the house.Save this picture!© Tiago TardinSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tiago TardinBuilt-in steel structure, the house is organized in two main symmetric blocks, that encapsulate the private spaces in the house. The blocks are connected by the roof, creating a common central living space, with double height ceilings. In about 600sqm of built area, the house has 5 en-suites, garage for up to four cars and amenities such as a sauna and a pool with a 20m lane.Save this picture!© Tiago TardinTall windows maximize the views of the forest. The front porch can be totally open, connecting in this way the living room to the exterior. The roof planes not only create the hang glider inspiration but also serve to collect 100% of rainwater for sustainable reuse.Save this picture!© Tiago TardinProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Belas Clube de Campo / GGLL atelierSelected ProjectsSkälby School / Max ArkitekterSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920081/hang-glider-house-maar-studio Clipboard Lead Architects: Photographs:  Tiago Tardin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Roca, Decortiles, Panisol, Revesth Pool, Stato Del ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920081/hang-glider-house-maar-studio Clipboard Leo Alves, Igor Moreno Save this picture!© Tiago Tardin+ 27Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” Hang Glider House / MAAR StudioSave this projectSaveHang Glider House / MAAR Studiolast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgStruggle over employment benefits for striking workers in N.Y. stateOn Feb. 6, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill granting unemployment benefits for workers who have been on strike for two weeks.But that didn’t help the 3,400 General Motors workers in Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester who were on strike from Sept. 15 to Oct. 25. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this An Oct. 10 Payday Report article exposed that Cuomo was sitting on a bill the NewYork State Legislature passed in June making unemployment available to striking workers after one week. The United Auto Workers lobbied vigorously for it due to the impending strike. But major industries countered against it. The only conclusion — then and now — Cuomo sided with the bosses.The expose was picked up by the Oct. 11 Albany Times-Union, which quoted Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azzopardi who called the newsletter “a piece of garbage” that “is not worth the server storage it’s taking up.” But such trash talk only led to the Oct. 12 New York Daily News heaping pressure on Cuomo to do the right thing and put his pro-labor talk into action.After Cuomo finally signed the bill, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento commented: “This is a huge victory for unionized workers who until now had to endure an incredible hardship by waiting seven weeks to claim unemployment benefits.” (Payday Report, Feb. 7) Kudos to Mike Elk for writing the whistle-blowing article.L.A. teacher strike helps end racist random searches of studentsA year ago, one of many demands of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike was ending random searches of mostly Black and Brown students. Before the strike the United Teachers Los Angeles had teamed up with Students Deserve and the American Civil Liberties Union to launch the Students Not Suspects campaign, which organized forums and protested at school board meetings about why searches weren’t making schools safe.By the time the teachers walked back in, they had won a partial victory against the racist practice, which was started 30 years ago with the goal of keeping weapons out, but mainly terrorized and victimized students. The district agreed to a pilot program: 14 schools would opt out immediately, with 14 more two years later.But strike momentum spread. Last May, after a school board seat opened up, a union ally won. In June, the board voted to end the searches at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.25,000 grocery workers to take strike vote in D.C. areaLocal 400 of the Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have been negotiating with owners of Giant and Safeway for the past five months, and they’re no nearer to a worker-friendly contract. (OTPL, Feb. 6) Both multimillion-dollar companies are playing the austerity game — trying to force the workers to accept horrible contract terms. The bosses want to freeze pay for new workers in Washington, D.C., and Maryland at minimum wage for the next three years, keep part-timers hired after Oct. 30, 2013, at a 24 hours a week (so they’re ineligible for benefits) and set top-of-scale increases far below those in other states. They also want to cut their health care contributions, forcing workers to pay large increases for weekly premiums. They’re also waffling on their promise of secure pension benefits, with plans for future cuts.But Local 400 is fighting back. They called a press conference and rally on Feb. 19 in D.C. to announce they will take a strike vote if they can’t reach an acceptable contract by a date to be announced at the rally. if members vote to strike, more than 25,000 workers at hundreds of stores in the greater D.C. area will walk out. (ufcw400.org, Feb. 12) Stay tuned.Strike threat works for St. Louis janitorsSome 2,100 janitors, members of Service Employees (SEIU) Local 1 in St. Louis, announced Feb. 10 that they’d won a three-year contract with raises and new benefits, including protected categories of gender identity and expression. Thanks to months of advocacy, civil disobedience and the threat of a strike, the majority Black and Brown workers focused their struggle on economic and racial equity. The average wage increase is 14 percent, bringing hourly pay from $10.50 an hour to $11.97. With these the highest raises janitors have ever seen, it’s estimated they will add $15.3 million to the local economy. SEIU union rep Nick Desideri applauded the workers who “came together, showed their strength in the street, and won their strongest contract ever because of it.” (St. Louis American, Feb. 13)last_img read more

Socialism and trans liberation

first_imgThe following are selected comments from panelists at an April 1 webinar: “Transgender Day of Visibility: a Socialist Perspective,” sponsored by Workers World Party, viewable at Workers World YouTube: tinyurl.com/35944sht. WWP comrades Ezra Echo, Devin Cole and Romeo Channer were joined by Dr. Susan Stryker, author of “Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution”; Jupiter Peraza, an undocumented trans woman, activist, DACA recipient and program associate for the Transgender District of San Francisco; and Indigo Lett, the secretary and social media coordinator of the Gulf Coast transgender activist organization STRIVE.Trans history, trans bordersEzra: Can you elaborate on the history of how the trans movement has been built in the U.S. and some of the struggles the movement has allied with?Susan: The trans movement actually dates back in the U.S. to the 1890s. A group was formed in New York City at a place called Columbia Hall, which was a kind of combination bar, beer garden, performance venue, hookup site, sex worker hangout and hotel. Then there was this group called the Cercle Hermaphroditos in NYC that was mostly trans femme people, who called themselves androgynes, who said that they came together to unite for common defense against the bitter persecutions of the world.Trans activism really starts to take off as a minority identity activist movement in the 1950s and 1960s. A journal called the Society for Equality in Dress was publishing back in the 1950s. You start to see people advocating for the ability to change names on legal documents in the early 1960s. When the social movements of the 1960s get started, you see trans people organizing in street politics and being engaged in radical direct action against policing and incarceration.I made a film “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria,” about trans women in the Tenderloin [neighborhood] in San Francisco, who would hang out at the all-night cafeteria, kind of the chill-out zone for the whole neighborhood. The cops would regularly raid the place, and one night in August 1966 — three years before the more famous Stonewall Uprising — the cops came in, and the queens fought back. As the best contemporaneous description of the event says, general havoc was raised that night in the Tenderloin.The ‘riot’ at Compton’s Cafeteria, San Francisco, 1966.I feel particularly in the 21st century, post 9/11, a lot of what trans people have faced in terms of violence is state-based violence that has to do with borders — border crossing and identity documentation and access to social services. Trans people — we often get lumped under the LGBT umbrella, but in some ways, I think trans issues have less to do with sexual orientation issues than with questions about citizenship status, who gets to be counted as a member of the body politic.And so trans activism is very much aligned with pro-migrant, pro-asylum, pro-open borders kind of activism.Jupiter: About how the history of the trans movement has been built in the U.S. —  the trans movement has sort of made leaps as it’s attached itself to movements and faces in history. For example, the Industrial Revolution brought people to urban centers, in this geographical location where they weren’t known by anyone else. Because when you live in a small town, in a small village, everybody knows you; there’s this pressure of having to be very conservative and limited in the way that you express yourself. In the Industrial Revolution people were flocking to cities and experimenting with their expression.Another example: After World War II ended, we saw the rise in international attention to Christine Jorgensen [a former U.S. GI who achieved sex affirmation surgery in Denmark in 1951]. She’s both seen as fun, and her participation in the war brings a new light and a new attention to the trans movement. And if you fast-forward some decades to the AIDS epidemic, you also see trans people being impacted and trans issues being brought forth in a new light.But historically, cisgender heteronormative issues are highlighted more than trans people. That is something that I believe trans people have always struggled with. Everything that happens, we really need to bring attention how this impacts transgender people. For example, within the Black Lives Matter movement, with the murder of Black trans women, we are now experiencing the cry that “Black Trans Lives Matter!” This is a perfect example of how we can highlight trans struggles in whatever is currently happening right now — with police brutality, for example.I will say I think we’re doing an incredible job in understanding trans issues and strengths and in bringing attention to trans struggles to make this a better society for trans people.Trans struggle for socialismEzra: Why is it critical to fight for socialism in order to secure trans liberation?Romeo: Perhaps a very obvious point is that health care is a human right — and access to health care is especially necessary and urgent for trans folks. It’s one of the biggest battles being fought for by trans folks across the world. If you live in a socialist country, that provides health care for all its people.Devin: You can’t have socialism without trans liberation, and you can’t have trans liberation without socialism. Capitalism and imperialism are designed and created to divide people, including by gender — to build oppression on gender.Even though there are people who believe that transgender is not that big of a deal in the fight for socialism, it’s critical! We had Comrade Leslie Feinberg, a member of Workers World Party for well over 40 years, who intricately and meticulously laid the connection out that gender oppression arose as part of class oppression, in hir Marxist historical analysis, “Transgender Warriors.” The fight for socialism is the fight for trans liberation, and vice versa.Susan: To actually achieve a just and livable and sustainable society that treats everybody fairly — where everybody has enough, nobody’s got too much — we have to think about the U.S. in particular, the settler-colonial dimension, the fact the U.S. is built on stolen labor and stolen land. For me, socialism is just the belief, the conviction, that you can, in fact, have a just social order. And if a system of governance doesn’t address that, it’s still settler colonialism.Indigo: For me, socialism is understanding how bad capitalism is. For working-class people, we need to understand the economic point, obviously, and the point about racism, but we also have to understand the international point — understand the U.S. role as a country and how that affects other people in other countries. Historically there are third-gender communities everywhere, and they are affected by colonialism and capitalism!Then especially last year with the pandemic, that really showed we need so much — health care, education and so many other things. That leads us obviously toward socialism. With the administration we have now, they’re basically going to try to get us back to where the U.S. was before the pandemic — which was still a very terrible place! So I think for us, it’s just a constant, constant unlearning of our own toxic behaviors, to continue learning more about ourselves and pushing toward socialism in a way that we can all feel welcomed and comfortable and alive.Romeo: I just want to add that I personally won’t feel liberated if the hormones that I take are being manufactured on stolen Palestinian land, which is where a lot of hormone replacement therapy comes from. That’s just one of many, many examples of how all these struggles across the globe are materially linked. Not only in the way we need to look at structures and deal with structures, but there is the actual material physical connection that globalization and capitalism have tied together. Our gender is still being controlled and policed to a great extent by these systems of capitalism and imperialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more