Sun Limited (SUN.mu) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgSun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgAccess Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

West Coast dioceses stop use of common cup at Communion…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Egan MillardPosted Mar 5, 2020 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL COVID-19, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Health & Healthcare Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release 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 West Coast dioceses stop use of common cup at Communion as precaution against coronavirus Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Three dioceses have instructed their clergy to stop using the common cup in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEditor’s note: After this story was published, Bishop Marc Andrus of the San Francisco-based Diocese of California also directed the clergy of his diocese to stop offering Communion wine.[Episcopal News Service] The bishops of the dioceses of Olympia, Los Angeles and California have instructed their clergy in recent days to stop using the common cup during Holy Communion as a precaution while the outbreak of the new coronavirus worsens in the United States, though it is not yet known whether the virus can be passed in this way.The three dioceses, along with many others, had previously issued less stringent advisories about how to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with suggestions such as avoiding handshakes during the sign of peace. Many church leaders and clergy have said they do not believe drinking from the common cup poses a serious health risk, and that drinking from it is actually safer than intinction (the practice of dipping the host into the wine).However, the outbreak of the virus in the U.S. has worsened in recent days, and there is still uncertainty about exactly how it spreads. As of the afternoon of March 5, there were 11 confirmed deaths and 177 confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. The regions served by the three dioceses – the Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco areas – have been among the hardest hit so far. Nearly half of all documented cases in the U.S., and all but one of the deaths, have happened in Washington state.In a March 4 message to his diocese, Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel said the decision to stop using the common cup was a response to a request from health officials, as several of the diocese’s churches have been “directly affected, with some of the people in quarantine.”“We do now have one instance of possible spread by an individual(s) while in our churches, which occurred at Emmanuel, Mercer Island,” Rickel wrote. “I want to reiterate there is no evidence at all that these people contracted it there, but simply they have become ill since attending. At this point two people are ill and there is no verification if they are ill with COVID-19, but out of an abundance of caution Emmanuel did close their school and today is having their facilities deep cleaned by CDC guidelines.”Rickel said that while the cup of wine can still be used by the priest on the altar, it should not be offered to anyone else.“While the common cup, properly administered, has been scientifically proven to be safer than intinction, health officials are now asking us to cease the use of the common cup. For this reason, I am asking that this be done in all of our parishes starting immediately,” Rickel wrote.Rickel also directed clergy to have as few people as possible administer the bread, and for those people to sanitize their hands before and during distribution and to try not to touch the hands of those receiving. In addition, Rickel requested that only ordained clergy – and not lay eucharistic visitors – make home Communion visits until further notice, and that offering plates not be passed from hand to hand.Responding to another request from health officials, Rickel also directed churches to discontinue the use of baptismal fonts.“Until we know more, I am requesting that when possible, and if at all possible, water in the fonts be drained, and that the practice of dipping the hands in the water of a font be discontinued. Scientists who have reviewed this feel that the virus could be spread in this manner, though [it is] not proven,” Rickel wrote. “They also ask that if doing baptisms, new water be used for each person. I am directing you to do this; however, this being Lent, there should be very few baptisms!”In a March 5 letter to his diocese, Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor cited the precautions being taken by the Diocese of Olympia and said it is “prudent for us to follow suit … until we can be confident that the danger of mass COVID-19 infections has abated.”Taylor also halted the use of the common cup in his diocese, stressing that “according to our theology of Holy Eucharist, the work of the sacrament is complete when taken in only one kind.” He also instructed churches using baked bread to switch to wafers, “since the act of breaking up the bread entails considerable contact with ministers’ fingers and hands,” and for ministers to drop the wafers into the hands of those receiving without touching them. Taylor’s letter did not repeat Rickel’s directions on baptismal fonts.Later on March 5, Bishop Marc Marc Andrus of the San Francisco-based Diocese of California also directed the clergy of his diocese to stop offering Communion wine.The bishops reiterated the best practices for avoiding the virus: frequent hand-washing, avoiding hand-to-face contact, coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow, staying home if you feel sick and substituting alternative gestures for handshakes and hugs.Also on March 5, Bishop Lucinda Ashby of the Diocese of El Camino Real instructed churches in her Salinas, California-based diocese to drain their baptismal fonts and refrain from passing offering plates, and she offered clergy the choice of whether to serve the common cup or limit Communion to wafers only. Bishop Chip Stokes of the Diocese of New Jersey indefinitely postponed his diocese’s annual convention, scheduled for March 7, over coronavirus concerns.In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Episcopal Church has suspended employee travel to several countries, and on March 4, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry switched the upcoming House of Bishops meeting in Texas to a virtual meeting via teleconference.“Let’s try to live out of preparation and education, and not fear,” Rickel wrote in conclusion to his message. “Let’s be the people God calls us to be. … We cannot hunker down or simply disappear, but indeed we must, as we can, help others.”Echoing Rickel’s message, Taylor wrote: “As we face and overcome this crisis, may a deepening understanding of our obligation to watch over our closest neighbors in the name of Christ make us ever more devoted to God’s glory and the thriving of all God’s people.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA 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 last_img read more

Ravine Residence / Hariri Pontarini Architects

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/53239/house-ravine-residence-hariri-pontarini-architects Clipboard Architects: Hariri Pontarini Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Ravine Residence / Hariri Pontarini ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRavine Residence / Hariri Pontarini Architects “COPY” Houses Photographs:  Ben Rahn/A-FrameText description provided by the architects. Located within a large ravine system in a North Toronto neighbourhood, this private residence not only takes advantage of the surrounding expansive natural vistas, but also creates a close relationship with its immediate environment. Designed to accommodate the integration of life with nature, the external treatment of this house explores a carefully honed language of natural materials, while the slightly curved front façade is carefully sculpted, presenting a solid entity to the street. The house opens to the back, inviting nature to interact with the everyday living of its residents. Accented in earthy tones of French limestone, wood detailing, rift-cut oak and teak windows, this private home is juxtaposed with the natural greenery of the adjacent ravine. The property is, in essence, a two-acre room enclosed by a natural wall of fir trees. Settled within the centre of the site, the two storey house is designed to enhance the views to the two pyramidal oaks and catalpa tree in the front witha silver maple and Japanese maple at the back.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameThe sculpted space of this private residence resonates an understanding of human comfort. Carefully carved windows penetrate the façade, allowing arrays of natural light within, while the finishes add a warm touch. Utilizing a consistent palette of limestone and walnut flooring, the interior provides a sophisticated setting for a family residence and flows easily from the front entrance to the third floor family room with views focused towards the heavily forested ravine. This residence employs two volumes with carefully choreographed openings, each addressing the public street while preserving domestic privacy. The rear of the house takes advantage of the picturesque ravine landscape by maximizing the flow of natural light into the space, and providing stunning landscape views. Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameGreen construction practices on site were encouraged through the use of local materials, by maximizing natural light, and by minimizing damage to the existing ecosystem and habitat. The construction team established a process for the reduction of waste, reuse of materials and control of generated emissions. Various construction systems were employed in the design of this residence, including a “poured in place” concrete foundation system and structural steel framing. This framing, which uses chimneys as lateral bracing elements, allows for expansive widths while permitting light flow throughout the house, to ensure a lasting comfort and an uplifting experience. The completed design underscores the client’s desire to create an enduring generational home.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-FrameProject gallerySee allShow lessDutch Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010ArticlesCourtyards on Oxford / studioMASArticles Share ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” 2006 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/53239/house-ravine-residence-hariri-pontarini-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Save this picture!© Ben Rahn/A-Frame+ 16 Share Area:  1115 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Canada Ravine Residence / Hariri Pontarini Architects CopyAbout this officeHariri Pontarini ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoHousesCanadaPublished on March 20, 2010Cite: “Ravine Residence / Hariri Pontarini Architects” 20 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Ravine Residence / Hariri Pontarini Architects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! 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M3 / KG / Mount Fuji Architects Studio

first_imgSave this picture!© Ryota Atarashi+ 35 Share Year:  CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Architects: KG / Mount Fuji Architects Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs M3 / KG / Mount Fuji Architects StudioSave this projectSaveM3 / KG / Mount Fuji Architects Studio Houses M3 / KG / Mount Fuji Architects Studio Projects “COPY” “COPY” Area:  106 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/49172/m3kg-mount-fuji-architects-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/49172/m3kg-mount-fuji-architects-studio Clipboard Japan 2006 Photographs:  Ryota AtarashiText description provided by the architects. This is a house to be built in Tokyo, for a movie producer couple. This architecture is consisted by combining L-shaped blocks of reinforced concrete and sequential frames of box-shaped engineer-wood. We put bedrooms, film archive and galley in solid concrete part for security, and living room in engineer-wood part for openness. As material that consist an open space that is 6m in height, 5.5m in width, 14m in depth, we choose thin engineer-wood (38mmx287mm).Save this picture!© Ryota AtarashiMain theme for this architecture is to bring out a sense of mass and material, which were denied by modern architecture which pursued “white, flat wall” as a style. We intentionally left the wood grain of mold on the surface of concrete, and choose textured stones and irons.Save this picture!© Ryota AtarashiIt goes without saying that a house is a relaxing place. A house like a white-cube, surrounded by flat, white walls everywhere, gives a person very abstract image. But that image could only be sensed when we use intellective part of our brain. The problem is that we’re not all-intellective-creature. For the people like this client, who do enough intellectual labor on a daily basis, white-cube would only bring sense of fatigue. The role of architecture, especially the ones for living, is to soothe the sensory side of people, not to stimulate the intellectual side. That’s my take. Sure, intellectual living would have got some meaning as a fashion at the time when modern architecture was born. However, now that it became a part of everyday life, its identity has been lost. We have to examine whether our approach is rational or not every time we build architecture.Save this picture!© Ryota AtarashiArchitecture as Dialogue We do not subscribe to the assertion that “the city is a problem and architecture is the answer”. That point of view is a pure product of modern architectural theory, which as such weighs very heavily on today’s architectural education programmes: What are the problems running through the city? What answers can architecture offer them? School trains us in the acquisition of this method of questioning. Student evaluation is based on this conceptual and rational system of question and answer. And it is doubtlessly relevant, if limited to academic training; architecture on paper, devoid of substance, remains at a level of abstract purity that allows it to theoretically resolve the problem posed by the city.Save this picture!But with real architecture it is quite anther matter. Indeed, even when it is designed as a pure answer, architecture realized, from the moment it imposes “mass” and becomes a built object, never manages to get beyond the “city=problem” equation. Because many architects have not grasped the obviousness of this, an incalculable number of buildings have sprouted in the urban landscape through the conscious application of the lesson learned: “problem-solution.” Unfortunately, the legitimate and equitable “answer” expected often winds up being nothing more than deplorable “urban filler”. For in using this approach, the concrete situation of the city is rendered abstract, theorised and formalised as problem and turned into a set of logical systems which will in turn administer a logical architectural answer. It is useless and unsightly to reintroduce these relationships defined through the filter of conceptual labels into the material world in the form of buildings. the resulting built architecture is merely a superfluous residue.Save this picture!We are doubtless the first generation to become aware of the reality of modernism’s limits. We sincerely and conscientiously avoid dealing with architecture through concepts as much as possible. For us, the city is from the outset imbued with “substance,” and the architectural process is the creation of “substance”. Therefore, we seek to manipulate these concrete relationships, as they are, in all their concreteness. The relationship between pre-existing city and future architecture is never envisaged in a unilateral way, as one would do when bringing an answer to a question, but rather as a continuous and balanced “dialogue” between the old and the new “substance.”
This is what makes our point of view so childlike. To act upon things simply, so they will actually become what one would wish for.Save this picture!© Ryota AtarashiProject gallerySee allShow lessDug by Topotek1ArticlesSlant Garden Design Award 2011Articles Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKG / Mount Fuji Architects StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesTokyoJapanPublished on July 28, 2011Cite: “M3 / KG / Mount Fuji Architects Studio” 28 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Plain Ties / Matharoo Associates

first_img Pankaj Dhankar and Associates Photographs:  Dinesh Mehta, Edmund Sumner Save this picture!© Dinesh Mehta+ 16Curated by Hana Abdel Share India Plain Ties / Matharoo Associates Jit Engineering Services CopyHouses, House Interiors•Surat, India Projects HVAC Consultant: Year:  Area:  9130 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Interior Design: Houses 2018 Electrical Consultant: Landscape Design: center_img Structural Consultants: Rushabh Consultants Plain Ties / Matharoo AssociatesSave this projectSavePlain Ties / Matharoo Associates CopyAbout this officeMatharoo AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsGujaratSuratOn FacebookConcrete HousesConcrete InteriorsIndiaPublished on June 07, 2021Cite: “Plain Ties / Matharoo Associates” 07 Jun 2021. 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 Architects: Matharoo Associates Area Area of this architecture project Principal Architect:Komal MatharooArchitectural Advisor:Gurjit Singh MatharooPlumbing Consultant:Bharat K ChauhanArchitects:Matharoo AssociatesGeneral Contractor :Shah ConstructionsCity:SuratCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dinesh MehtaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodPlasticsLamitechCompact plastic laminateWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. The site in the coastal city of Surat, is part of a quiet suburban gated community, albeit a unique one- being without intermediate compound walls. Barring the generous views to a large shared community garden on its South, the site is otherwise overlooked by high apartments and a neighboring house on its North and East sides – that intrude its privacy. Our intervention was to create a building that would turn its back to these neighboring buildings, and open towards the existing green – thereby magnifying the landscape manifold.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Dinesh MehtaLocated in an area with black cotton soil, it was imperative to have deep foundations. This otherwise unused depth has been effectively converted into a basement to accommodate a range of functions including a clinic, meditation space, temple, gym, activity room and stores – besides staff areas. It considerably reduces the footprint and mass above the ground, to achieve a scale that is human.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe center of the house is scooped out to cocoon the family living area. Animated by a skylight, the light changes through the day and across the seasons on the concentric concrete walls enclosing this core. The walls are positioned in arcs of varying radii, providing desired levels of enclosure. The epitome of this composition is the innermost wall, that can actually be moved – to either separate or connect the private and public zones that flank the core, and the inside to the nature outside – all at the same time.Save this picture!Courtesy of Matharoo AssociatesAll other areas of the house orbit around this core. The staircase along the curved wall leads up to the upper floors of the house and doubles up as an overlooking library. It connects directly to each of the sleeping areas above through its minimal landings – eliminating the need for passages. Spaces therefore had to be strategically distributed and volumes deliberately interlocked in tight scales – to tie the house together through this single staircase.Save this picture!Plans – Section – ElevationsThe walls on the outside take the form of freestanding planes in concrete, tied together by thin horizontal weather shades. Hand laid terrazzo flooring is poured over the sills and lintels, and flows out over these projections – maintaining separation between concrete planes, and forming an additional tie from the inside of the house to the outside.Save this picture!© Dinesh MehtaPassages in the house are substituted by the core – that provides opportunity for communal collision – where the three generations of family members must find themselves by default. In a time when the age old tradition of joint family living is disintegrating, the house attempts to retain closely knit family ties.Save this picture!© Dinesh MehtaProject gallerySee allShow lessO78! Warehouse Renovation / David Martínez | Tangram Arquitectura + DiseñoSelected ProjectsSeptember Cafe / Red5studio + Ben DecorSelected Projects Share Photographs Matharoo Associates “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962861/plain-ties-matharoo-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962861/plain-ties-matharoo-associates Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Matharoo Associateslast_img read more

Starbucks UK employees raise £28,000 on adventure weekend

first_imgStarbucks UK employees raise £28,000 on adventure weekend Tagged with: corporate Events Howard Lake | 27 July 2007 | News  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Starbucks UK employees (or ‘partners’) have raised £28,000 for CARE International to launch the partnership between the aid agency and the coffee chain. The employees hiked, cycled, and canoed through the Lake District on a fundraising Challenge event.The 23 teams took part in a tailored Challenge event on July 22 run by CARE International as part of the launch of their partnership in the UK. Starbucks Coffee Company in the UK aims to raise £200,000 over the next three years to support CARE’s work with coffee-growing communities in the rural region of West Harrarghe, Ethiopia.Starbucks stores throughout the UK will run a special promotion over the summer focusing on East African coffees and the farmers who grow them, and this will include information on the Starbucks/CARE partnership. Advertisementcenter_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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Starbucks UK’s support will be focused on CARE’s work in the Gewgew Dingete community of West Harrarghe, where it is helping develop the more efficient use of water from a local spring.Starbucks has worked with CARE for 15 years, giving more than $3 million to coffee growing regions including Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia and Ethiopia.The Challenge Team at CARE has been running its own mountain-based and multi-activity corporate fundraising events for 13 years.last_img read more

New Homes Beat Existing Homes; Price a Major Factor

first_img Existing-Homes Home Sales New Homes Trulia 2014-05-06 Tory Barringer  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: HUD Settles Denver-Area Discrimination Complaint Next: IDS Sees Significant E-Signature Adoption in 2013 Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / New Homes Beat Existing Homes; Price a Major Factor The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save May 6, 2014 729 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago If price were no object, approximately two in five Americans say they would choose a newly built home over an existing model, demonstrating there is still some interest in a challenged segment of the market.In a survey of more than 2,000 adults, Trulia found an estimated 41 percent “would strongly or somewhat prefer” to buy a new single-family home over an existing one, assuming the prices were equal. Just more than one in five respondents—21 percent—said they would prefer an existing home, while 38 percent expressed no preference.Of course, while the survey set prices on a level field to gauge interest, that’s very rarely the case, as Trulia points out. According to the company’s calculations, new homes built in 2013 or 2014 tend to be priced 20 percent higher than older homes of comparable size and location—a price fewer than half of the “new home” crowd say they’re willing to pay.“Most people who say they strongly prefer a new home aren’t willing to pay the premium,” said Trulia chief economist Jed Kolko, adding that many parts of the country are still dragging in single-family construction. “Still, as the housing market recovers, new homes will be a growing share of the national market.”Whether that forecast plays out remains to be seen, though the latest data from March—in which sales of new homes fell 14.5 percent month-over-month, partly from lack of inventory in some areas—is discouraging.For home shoppers willing to dish out for the added cost, Texas and the Carolinas are the best places are the top spots to search. Using Census permit data from 2013 and adjusting for market size, Raleigh, North Carolina, rules as the top housing market for single-family construction, with Houston, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Charlotte, North Carolina-South Carolina following.On the other hand, homebuilding remains weak in some of the country’s biggest cities, including New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where the majority of new construction is on the multi-unit side.Asked about their reasons for preferring the new over the old, 59 percent of Americans said they want their home to come pre-equipped with modern features, including bigger closets, a kitchen island, and walls pre-wired for flat-screen televisions, among other amenities.The second most commonly cited reason for wanting a new home was the ability to customize it in the construction stage (56 percent), followed closely by respondents’ desire to avoid costs of maintenance and repairs.And those who would take an existing home over a new one? Said Kolko, “Fewer people prefer existing homes, but those who do point to traditional features and living in a more established neighborhood. For many people, the best of all worlds might be a newly built home in an older neighborhood.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Existing-Homes Home Sales New Homes Trulia New Homes Beat Existing Homes; Price a Major Factorlast_img read more

Bombay High Court Stays Evictions, Dispossessions, Demolitions Till May 7; Extends Interim Orders Till Then

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay High Court Stays Evictions, Dispossessions, Demolitions Till May 7; Extends Interim Orders Till Then Sharmeen Hakim16 April 2021 7:07 AMShare This – xGiven the surge in Covid – 19 cases in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court at its principal seat in Mumbai will continue to hear cases virtually till May 7, it was decided at an Administrative Committee meeting chaired by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, on Friday. In a judicial order (SUO MOTU PIL NO. 1 OF 2021) passed subsequently a full bench of CJ and Justices AA Sayyed, SS Shinde and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginGiven the surge in Covid – 19 cases in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court at its principal seat in Mumbai will continue to hear cases virtually till May 7, it was decided at an Administrative Committee meeting chaired by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, on Friday. In a judicial order (SUO MOTU PIL NO. 1 OF 2021) passed subsequently a full bench of CJ and Justices AA Sayyed, SS Shinde and PB Varale has directed all interim orders of the Bombay High Court, subordinate courts and tribunals to be unconditionally extended till May 7, 2021, or until further orders, unless specifically dealt with by a judicial order to the contrary. The affected parties would be at liberty to approach the court for vacating such orders. “In a meeting of the Judges of the Administrative Committee of this Court held at 11.00 hours today, it has been resolved to regulate judicial proceedings of all the Benches and the courts/tribunals subordinate to the High Court of Bombay by imposing appropriate restrictions.” The order creates a buffer for tenants so that they are not immediately liable for eviction till May 7, in case of non-payment of rent, adding that conditional orders of any court/tribunal/authority allowing occupation of any premises subject to payment of rent or occupation charges will continue, notwithstanding the non-deposit of rent or occupation charges between April 9, 2021, and May 7, 2021. The order specifies that it would be desirable that encroachers are not removed without notice till then. The second wave of the pandemic, arising out of the COVID-19 virus, has been wreaking havoc just as the first wave did in the year that went by, the bench notes. It adds that the Government of Maharashtra in the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, in its order dated April 13, 2021, to “Break T he Chain” has imposed various emergency measures, like Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and night curfew from 8 pm –7 am till May 1, 2021. Such measures, together with other restrictions imposed by the said order, have rendered it difficult to conduct judicial proceedings in this Court as well as the courts…As an obvious consequence, access to justice has been hindered. In the Administrative Committee meeting, it was further decided that courts across the state will continue to take up only extremely urgent matters. While Division Benches at the Principal Seat will hear matters on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Single Judge Benches will sit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Subordinate Judiciary in Maharashtra and Goa, Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu will function in only one shift of 2.5 hours and take up remand, bail and urgent criminal and civil matters, it was decided. Separate circulars will be issued for the subordinate judiciary and the sitting list at the Bombay High Court. This arrangement will be from April 19 to May 7. According to the Press Information Bureau, Maharashtra reported the highest daily new cases at 61,695, followed by Uttar Pradesh (22,339) & Delhi (16,699), in the last 24 hours. The Bombay High Court began hearing matters through physical hearing in December 2020. “Since the prevailing situation in Maharashtra is alarming with exponential rise in active cases and to protect the interest of all those who have been or are disabled to access justice, the Chief Justice considered it necessary and appropriate to initiate this suo motu litigation in public interest and to constitute this Special Bench for making appropriate orders considering the plight of the justice seekers,” the full bench notes in its order. IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS FOR EXTENSION OF INTERIM ORDERS 1. All matters wherein interim orders passed by this Court or the courts/tribunals subordinate to this Court were subsisting as on April 9, 2021, April 12, 2021, and April 15, 2021, as well as those which are likely to expire within April 19, 2021 or soon thereafter, such interim orders shall unconditionally stand extended till May 7, 2021 or until further orders of this Bench, unless specifically dealt with by any judicial order to the contrary. 2. All parties affected by the continuance of the interim orders as above will be at liberty to apply for vacating or variation of such orders upon notice to the party in whose favour such interim orders have been made.3. It is further directed that conditional orders of any court/tribunal/authority allowing occupation of any premises subject to payment of rent or occupation charges will continue, notwithstanding the non-deposit of rent or occupation charges between April 9, 2021 and May 7, 2021.4. Failure and/or omission to deposit rent or occupation charges in terms of the rent control legislation and/or the other relevant statutes will not immediately make the tenant or occupant liable for eviction till May 7, 2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.5. Any order or decree for eviction/dispossession/demolition which might have been passed by any court/tribunal/authority subsequent to April 9, 2021 shall remain in abeyance till May 7, 2021, unless directed otherwisein the meanwhile.It would be desirable if till May 7, 2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, removal of encroachers without notice is not resorted to.Click here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more

Small businesses in NI to be paid for loss of earnings during Covid

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 16, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty A West Tyrone MP has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling which will force insurance companies pay small businesses for loss of earnings as a result of Covid-19.The significant ruling could see over £1 billion being paid out to tens of thousands of small businesses across Northern Ireland and Britain.Órfhlaith Begley who has described the ruling as a victory for small businesses is encouraging them to make contact with their insurers:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/begleyweb1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Small businesses in NI to be paid for loss of earnings during Covid FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleMain Evening news, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday January 15thNext articleIrish mortgage holders paying the highest interest rates in EU News Highland Twitterlast_img read more