Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited. read more
NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange read more
As Christmas spending bill hits us all in January, now is the perfect time to consider extra income. One needs look no further than UK dividend shares. Picking the right stock can be a safe and effective way to add passive income to your portfolio.My criteria for dividend sharesThough some of these aspects can vary, when looking mainly for dividends, the shares I choose are usually blue chip. This means large, well-established companies, probably in the FTSE 100. I want my initial investment to stay safe.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…I look for consistent dividend growth, over say the last five years, as I want my income to beat inflation. As for yield, the return the dividends give us on the price of the shares we buy, I consider the 4%-6% range good. In today’s market though, this can be beaten. Here are my top three UK dividend shares to buy before 2021.BAE SystemsThe defence contractor has made the top of my list of dividend shares for many years now. BAE Systems (LSE: BAE) may not see many headlines for making shock price movements, but it is a solid performer in a solid sector.Yielding about 4.5%, it is not necessarily the highest payout, but I consider it one of the more stable. The UK government has recently stated its intention to increase defence spending, while last month the German government confirmed its purchase of 38 Eurofighters. I suspect BAE will be able to maintain its dividend going forward.GlaxoSmithKlineWith all the focus on a Covid-19 vaccine, it may seem natural to include a pharmaceutical major in my best dividend shares list. Personally I doubt vaccines will have any immediate benefit on GlaxoSmithKline’s (LSE: GSK) bottom line, but in the long run it will.Covid-19 will no doubt bring more public awareness and more government spending to the subject of pandemics – one that has seen quite a lack of funding or support in the past. I think all the pharmaceutical majors will benefit in the long run.As for my choice, while I think other pharma firms may see more growth in 2021, yielding about 5.6%, GSK is a clear winner in the arena of pharmaceutical dividend shares.BPBP (LSE: BP) on the other hand is one of my top choices in both dividend shares and growth. Even having cut its payout earlier this year, it is currently still yielding about 8%.I am of the opinion that Covid-19 and the sell-off in crude oil had a disproportionate impact on the share prices of some oil majors. 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Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT El Salvador: Grupo de jóvenes estudia una historia brutal en su contexto Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 25, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth & Young Adults Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Chuck Stewart interprets for a youth group from the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York during a visit to El Mozote, the site where in 1981 government troops massacred 800 residents of the village. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Al entrar en el pequeño y tranquilo pueblo de El Mozote, resulta difícil entender que una de las mayores violaciones a los derechos humanos en la historia moderna de América ocurrió aquí hace 31 años.La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos calificó las masacres de 1981 en El Mozote y sus alrededores como “un plan sistemático de represión” llevado a cabo por las fuerzas armadas de El Salvador durante la guerra civil.Entre el 11 y el 13 de diciembre de ese año, soldados del gobierno mataron a tiros a más de 800 personas, más de la mitad de ellos niños, en lo que fue la mayor masacre del conflicto armado que duró 12 años en El Salvador y en el que murieron unas 75.000 personas.“Me hizo acordar de My Lai”, donde soldados del Ejército de EE.UU. asesinaron a más de 300 civiles desarmados en Vietnam del Sur en 1968, dijo Audrey Cleaver-Bartholomew luego de visitar el memorial de El Mozote como parte de una peregrinación de jóvenes episcopales.Audrey Cleaver-Bartholomew, foreground, and Pilar Padrón during a visit to the Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceCleaver-Bartholomew estudió las limpiezas étnicas de la década del 90 en la ex Yugoslavia y la masacre de My Lai en una clase sobre genocidio en la escuela secundaria, pero la masacre de El Mozote no la mencionaron, dijo ella.En El Mozote, los soldados llevaron a cabo la masacre durante dos días y medio, explicó Cleaver-Bartholomew, de 19 años. “[Los soldados] tuvieron tiempo de pensar en eso. Fue tan sistemática. ¿Qué puede llevar a la gente hasta ese punto?“Puedes entender los detalles, pero no los motivos”, añadió.El grupo de jóvenes —seis muchachas con edades entre 14 y 19— visitó muchos sitios históricos de El Salvador, entre ellos la capilla del hospital de la Divina Providencia, donde el arzobispo Oscar A. Romero fue asesinado el 24 de marzo de 1980; el Centro Romero y el Museo de los Mártires en la Universidad de América Central; el Monumento a la Memoria y la Verdad, que incluye los nombres de las personas que murieron durante la guerra civil; el Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña y El Mozote, el sitio de la masacre de 1981.La Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva York Central y la Iglesia Anglicana-Episcopal de El Salvador han tenido una relación de compañerismo, formal e informalmente, durante 20 años, dijo Chuck Stewart, presidente del comité de diócesis compañeras y miembros de [la iglesia de] Santiago Apóstol [St James] en Skaneateles.Esta fue la séptima peregrinación de jóvenes que Stewart ha llevado a El Salvador.El viaje tenía por objeto dar a conocer a los jóvenes una cultura diferente, “y mostrarles que, no obstante, las personas tienen aquí las mismas aspiraciones”, dijo Stewart. En más de 20 viajes que él ha hecho a El Salvador a lo largo de los años, añadió “he aprendido que las personas son las mismas en todas partes, que pueden ser alegres y felices en medio de la miseria”.Además de visitar diversos sitios históricos, el grupo también viajó a comunidades de pobreza extrema asistidos por la Iglesia y la Fundación Cristosal, una organización de desarrollo comunitario basada en los derechos humanos.Algo que Cleaver-Bartholomew notó hacia el final de la visita de una semana a El Salvador fue que, pese a la historia de violencia y a la violenta realidad actual —El Salvador tiene uno de los índices de violencia más altos del mundo—, la gente vive en relativa paz, sin las ansiedades cotidianas que padecen las personas que disfrutan de abundancia.“Pensarías que sería lo contrario”, dijo Cleaver-Bartholomew. “Había oído hablar de El Salvador antes de venir, pero no te das cuenta hasta que estás aquí”.The group descends from the hill where some of the women and children were said to have been massacred in El Mozote. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceDe 1980 a 1992, El Salvador fue víctima de una brutal guerra civil librada entre su gobierno dirigido por militares y respaldado por EE.UU. y una coalición de grupos guerrilleros, organizados como el Frente Farabundo Martí de Liberación Nacional, o FMLN. La guerra fue impulsada fundamentalmente por las enormes desigualdades que existían entre una pequeña elite adinerada, que controlaba el gobierno y la economía, y la mayoría de la población que vivía en extrema pobreza.Pilar Padrón, una de los acompañantes del grupo, visitó El Salvador por primera vez en un viaje de jóvenes semejante proveniente de [la diócesis de] Nueva York Central.“La última vez que vine tenía la edad que ellos tienen”, dijo Padrón. “Eso cambió mucho mi vida. Estoy ansiosa de ver cómo han de cambiar ellos”.Padrón visitó El Salvador por primera vez cuando tenía 16 años. Anteriormente había visitado la República Dominicana, donde nació su padre. Sin embargo, nada la preparó para la pobreza y la capacidad de adaptación que presenció.“Me hizo sentir que quería hacer más por ellos… Me abrió los ojos al sufrimiento y me mostró que hay maneras en que podemos ayudar”, afirmó, añadiendo que después comenzó a sentirse llamada al sacerdocio y a la obra de salvar las brechas entre comunidades y países. “Me hizo querer salir en defensa de algo, de personas, a dirigir comunidades de fe y a enseñar el evangelio”.Padrón, que estudia actualmente en el campus de la Universidad del Estado de Nueva York (SUNY) en Fredonia y que es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Peter’s Episcopal Church] en Westfield, Nueva York, es aspirante a órdenes en la Diócesis de Nueva York Occidental.“Estoy ansiosa de ver donde [las chicas] aplicarán esta experiencia más tarde en la vida”, apuntó.Los nombres de las personas que fueron masacradas aparecen listados en la pared del monumento conmemorativo en El Mozote. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS. A cuatro horas en auto desde San Salvador, el pueblo de El Mozote está localizado en Morazán, un departamento, o “estado” del nordeste de El Salvador que los rebeldes controlaron durante los últimos años de la guerra civil. El Mozote permaneció neutral durante la guerra, y a sus ciudadanos les dijeron que estarían a salvo mientras no se alinearan con los rebeldes. Al final, eso no es lo que sucedió.Cuando los soldados llegaron por primera vez a El Mozote en 1981, explicó la guía local Estella López Chica, separaron a los hombres de las mujeres y los niños, y mataron a los hombres primero.El grupo visitó también la capilla del hospital de la Divina Providencia, donde el arzobispo catolicorromano Oscar A. Romero fue asesinado el 24 de marzo de 1980. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Los soldados violaron a las mujeres y las niñas antes de matarlas, y a los niños pequeños y los bebés los encontraron más tarde degollados y colgados de las ramas de un mangle, contó López.La madre de la guía sobrevivió a la masacre, según dijo ella, porque estaba fuera del pueblo vendiendo algunos artículos en un mercado cercano el día en que los soldados llegaron. El relato se basa en el testimonio del único sobreviviente.“Hoy fue realmente impactante, me quedé en verdad muy emocionada, de sólo saber que alguien podría hacerle eso a otra persona”, dijo Molly Allyn, de 15 años y miembro de la iglesia de Santiago Apóstol [St. James Episcopal Church] en Skaneateles.El viajar juntos a este ambiente, donde todo es muy serio, uno llega a conocer un lado diferente de las personas, afirmó.“En la furgoneta, podemos estar insufribles a veces. Pero al primer o segundo día después de aprender acerca de la guerra civil por primera vez, pasamos de la conversación y la risa al completo silencio”, dijo ella. “Es difícil para nosotros procesarlo a veces, porque no podemos relacionarlo con algo que haya sucedido en nuestras vidas.“Estar aquí no es como sentarse en una clase de historia”.El Mozote fue una experiencia perturbadora y difícil de procesar, dijo Mary Sawyer, de 19 años y miembro de la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo [St. Matthew’s] en Moravia. Ella asistirá a la Universidad Comunitaria de Onodaga en Syracuse, en el otoño.“Siempre me he sentido segura en Estados Unidos”, dijo Sawyer. “soy de un pueblecito donde todo el mundo se conoce. No puedo imaginar cómo alguien podría pasar por eso. No tengo más que compasión por esas personas”.Sam Laurie, de 16 años, asiste a la primaria superior y es miembro de la iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] en Manlius, participa en [el programa] Modelo Nacional de las Naciones Unidas, en el cual a un grupo de estudiantes les asignan un país y un comité, y dirigen un remedo de asamblea general en la cual discuten temas y escriben y presentan resoluciones. En el pasado, a Laura le han asignado Pakistán, Suiza y Hungría.Laurie aprendió muchísimo acerca de El Salvador, dijo, poniendo en contexto algunos de los conocimientos adquiridos mientras estudiaba América Latina en el período postimperialista y posterior a la Guerra Fría en sus clases avanzadas de historia. Ella también ha sido testigo presencial de cuan devastador puede ser para un país propenso a terremotos u otros desastres naturales, con nada más que materias primas para vender en el mercado global, dejar de ser una cultura dependiente de naciones más ricas.En la universidad, Laurie se propone estudiar relaciones internacionales. Dijo que esperaba llegar a convertirse en diplomática.“Esta experiencia me ha cambiado, me ha abierto muchísimo los ojos”, afirmó, añadiendo que, si la gente realmente supiera lo que está ocurriendo en el mundo, se empeñarían en cambiarlo.“Pero o no saben o no quieren saber”, dijo Laurie. “El mundo nunca es el mismo. Cambia todos los días de una forma o de otra. Lo que la gente puede controlar es el que cambie para mejor o para peor”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera Episcopal News Service. Actualmente está radicada en San Salvador, El Salvador.Traducción de Vicente Echerri Rector Collierville, TN Latin America, Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Featured Events 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska read more
TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleNew cars lose $3,000 annually from this single expenseNext articleA pure gift from God Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! By Steven Pressman, Professor of Economics, Colorado State University and first published on theconversation.com.On Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released national poverty data for 2017.The headline was that 39.7 million people were poor in 2017. This works out to 12.3 percent of the population or one in eight Americans. The good news is that the U.S. poverty rate has fallen since 2010, when it hit 15.1 percent, and is now where it was before the Great Recession.The bad news is that poverty still exceeds the 11.3 percent rate of 2000 and far too many people are poor in a country that is so rich. Another bit of bad news is that things look even worse if we use what many scholars like myself believe is a better poverty measure.Who is poor?In 2017, women had higher poverty rates than men and minorities had higher poverty rates than non-Hispanic whites, mainly because women earn less than men and minorities receive lower wages on average than whites. For similar reasons, adults with lower education levels are more likely to be poor.What’s more, having an additional adult able to earn money gives married-couple families much lower poverty rates than households headed by a single woman.Poverty also varies by age. For those 65 and over, the poverty rate fell from the 1960s until the 1990s, mainly due to more generous Social Security benefits. Since then, it has remained at around 10 percent. The poverty rate for prime-age adults fell until around 1980. After 1980, it fluctuated around 10 percent, rising during recessions and falling during economic expansions.Child poverty, however, has been relatively high in the U.S. since the late 1970s; it now stands at 17.5 percent. For children in a female-headed household, the poverty rate is near 50 percent.Problems with measuring povertyThese data all come from American households, using methodology developed in the early 1960s by Mollie Orshansky of the Social Security Administration.Taking Agriculture Department data on minimum food requirements, Orshansky calculated the annual cost of a subsistence food budget for families of different sizes and types. Household budget studies from the 1950s showed that families spent one-third of their income on food. So, Orshanksy multiplied the cost of a minimum food budget for each family type by three to arrive at their poverty threshold. Thresholds rise annually based on inflation over the past year.Being poor means having insufficient income during the year to purchase bare necessities. The poverty rate is the percentage of the population in this situation.The Orshansky poverty measure has been subject to substantial criticism. Clearly, poverty thresholds are not very high. A single individual making US$1,060 a month would not be considered poor. Yet, in most areas in the U.S., it’s hard to rent a place for less than $500 a month.Even if that’s possible, this leaves only $20 a day for transportation, clothing, phone, food and other expenses. Orshansky’s minimal food budget assumed that people shop wisely, never eat out and never give their children treats. She actually preferred a more generous food budget to get multiplied by three; but she was overruled by senior government officials.Another problem is that the U.S. poverty measure ignores income and payroll taxes. In the early 1960s, the poor paid minimal taxes. Starting in the late 1970s, low-income families faced a more formidable tax burden, leaving them less money to purchase basic necessities. Conversely, in the late 1990s, tax credits began to lower the tax burden on the poor.Finally, standards concerning what is required to be a respectable member of society vary over time and place. For example, cellphones did not exist until recently. Childcare was not necessary for many in the 1950s or 1960s; but when all adults in a family work, it’s essential.More bad newsTo deal with this last problem, many scholars prefer a relative measure of poverty. The Luxembourg Income Study, a research organization that analyzes income distribution, considers households to be poor if their income, adjusted for household size, falls below 50 percent of the median income of their country for the particular year.Unlike the U.S. Census Bureau, the Luxembourg Income Study subtracts taxes from income when measuring poverty. It also adds government benefits, and makes data as comparable as possible across nations. The result is a poverty rate that is typically two to four percentage points above the official U.S. measure.From an international perspective, the U.S. clearly does poorly. According to Luxembourg Income Study, the U.S. poverty rate was 17.2 percent in the mid-2010s – much higher than other developed countries, such as Canada and the U.K.Things are even worse when it comes to child poverty. In the U.S., child poverty rates have surpassed 20 percent for several decades, making it an outlier among developed nations.My research has identified two important policies responsible for this last result: child allowances and paid parental leave. Child allowances are fixed monthly payments to parents made for each child. Paid leave provides income to parents around the birth or adoption of a new child. Both policies are available in developed nations throughout the world – except the U.S. The more generous these national benefits are, the lower the child poverty rate.Considerable research shows that growing up poor adversely affects children’s health, as well as their intellectual and social development. It lowers earnings in adulthood, and reduces future tax revenues for the government while increasing government social spending.The annual cost of child poverty comes to around $1 trillion. Meanwhile, every dollar spent reducing child poverty is estimated to yield $7 in the future. This exceeds the return on most private investments. The Anatomy of Fear read more
Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, Abey, Artemide, Beacon Lighting, Bosch, Bradford, Colorbond, Cultured Stone, Dulux, Hub Furniture, James Hardie, Laminex, Lysaght, Mentone Premix, Miele, Osmo, Pickering Joinery, ROGER SELLER, Roca, Smeg, +7Tongue n Groove, Artedomus, Mud Australia, Parthenon Marble, Polishpro, Radial Timbers, Urban Edge Shading-7Save this picture!© Christine FrancisText description provided by the architects. This design was developed to maximise the available light and space on an oddly shaped block in the inner suburban setting of Clifton Hill.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe original weatherboard cottage which addresses the street has been maintained while a new, two-level addition at the rear provides new kitchen and dining areas and a master bedroom suite.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe addition is angular and tapered in form with an overhanging upper level which allows for the living spaces to be drenched in light in winter while providing shade in summer.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisSave this picture!Section DInside, a variety of subtly overlapping spatial volumes is achieved within a relatively simple overall form. The character of the natural materials such as timber and concrete is expressed against white surfaces with occasional moments of strong colour.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Power Of The Plan: Drones And Architectural PhotographyArticlesRiviera Bar / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Beatriz Meyer + Eduardo Chalabi + Diana R…Selected Projects Share Projects “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses, Extension•Clifton Hill, Australia ArchDaily Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 25 Share 2014 Australia Year: Architects: Julie Firkin Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area: 105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/591421/fenwick-street-house-julie-firkin-architects Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeJulie Firkin ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionClifton HillAustraliaPublished on January 27, 2015Cite: “Fenwick Street House / Julie Firkin Architects” 27 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Spain “COPY” Architects: Rob Dubois Year Completion year of this architecture project Bielmann House / Rob DuboisSave this projectSaveBielmann House / Rob Dubois Projects Spain Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsReynaers AluminiumCurtain WallsTechnical Architect:Estudi 40 – Jordi FontanellaBuilder:Construcciones TejeraSteel Works:Yerga Serrallers S.L.Interior Wood Joinery:Disseny les AgudesAluminum Exterior Joinery:Cristalleria MoratóInstallations:Instal·lacions Clos S.L.Geothermal And Photovoltaic Installations:Engiaux S.L.Country:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jordi MirallesText description provided by the architects. The Casa Bielman – Rios is a freestanding one family dwelling, located in Santa Maria de Palautordera near Barcelona and situated on a sloping plot of 700 m2. It is consisting of a basement of 102 m2, a ground floor of 94 m2 and the first floor of 84 m2. The house includes a pool as well, attached to the south side of the building. In the brief, the client insisted on one hand on having a completely free diaphanous ground floor, with unobstructed views towards its surroundings and on the other hand required a self-sufficient heating & cooling installation and electricity supply to meet the standards needed to combat the effects of the climate change.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jordi MirallesThe house has been conceived as a clear rectangular volume placed parallel to the streets that limit the site, thus to be able to enjoy the views towards the Montseny and to take maximum profit of the garden behind the house. It is a house with the maximum possible surface of the glass in the facade on the ground floor to be able to take advantage of the privileged situation of the plot with its unobstructed views to the Montseny, and with a totally diaphanous distribution.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesThe eastern part of the house (the living room among other elements) has been conceived as a double-high space facing the garden across the monumental curtain wall made up of black aluminum profiles. The upper floor contains elements that require more privacy. The whole volume of the building has been folded over with the slab of concrete, which includes generous overhangs that prevent the sun from reaching the interior in summer, which is thus protected against overheating in that season.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesAn installation based on geothermal energy and a heat pump has been integrated into the floors and heats the house in wintertime and provides passive cold in the summer. In addition, voltaic solar panels hidden on the roof make the house practically independent from the electrical power network. The rainwater of the roof is captured in a 20 m3 tank which has been dug into the garden and is used for the irrigation of the garden vegetation.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesProject gallerySee allShow lessVolume Zero Announces Winners of RE School Competition, Imagining the Future of Remo…Architecture NewsBenthem Crouwel Designs the Netherlands’ Most Sustainable Office RenovationArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913550/bielmann-house-rob-dubois Clipboard Year: ArchDaily 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913550/bielmann-house-rob-dubois Clipboard Houses Photographs: Jordi Miralles Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: JUNG, Reynaers Aluminium, Duravit, FRANKE, Ikea, Ledbcn, Rovira, Siemens, Simón, VIDRESIF, VerPan, BYD Fotovoltaica, BenQ, Onok Lighting, SMA, Saitra, Teka, Thermia, VALVO, Vidrebany Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Bielmann House / Rob Dubois Save this picture!© Jordi Miralles+ 29Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeRob DuboisOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on March 29, 2019Cite: “Bielmann House / Rob Dubois” [Casa Bielmann – Rios / Rob Dubois] 29 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this New YorkSince the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, there have been at least 100 car attacks on protesters in the U.S.Most recently, in Manhattan near 39th St. and Third Ave., a car plowed at high speed through a group of protesters on Dec. 12. They had been marching in solidarity with a hunger strike by people incarcerated at the ICE detention center in Bergen County, N.J. The jail is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.Protesters regroup after a car drives into their anti-ICE march in ManhattanThe marchers were chanting “Free them! Free them all!” immediately before the car struck. Six people were hospitalized, with injuries ranging from minor to serious.The driver was Kathleen Casillo, a 52-year-old white woman from the New York City borough of Queens. The police went easy on her. She received a desk appearance ticket for “reckless endangerment” after she told the cops that the protesters “frightened” her. In most cases, a desk appearance implies a misdemeanor charge, given for a relatively minor act.In contrast, the cops ticketed one protester, Nicole Besuden, for “obstruction of governmental administration” and “disorderly conduct” simply because she was helping a friend who had been hit by the car when an EMT driver arrived to pick up the injured person.Some protesters claimed on Twitter that the police, who flooded the area with bicycle cops after the car strike, arrested a number of protesters. Some Twitter video feeds show cops forcing protesters into unmarked cars.Coverage of this violent incident was widely picked up on international social media. A chilling video clip on Twitter of the car accelerating through the crowd has been viewed tens of thousands of times. read more
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin THIS week’s CAO application figures have shown a significant increase in the academic requirements for a wide range of courses at Limerick third-level institutions with a growing demand for areas such as business, engineering and arts.At UL, there were marked points increases on over 63 per cent of its Level 8 degree programmes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The university’s business and German degree course jumped 55 points to 430; business studies rose by 35 points to 410, while applied languages saw an increase of 40 points to 445.There was also steady demand among leaving cert high achievers for its physiotherapy (560 points) and psychology (510 points) degree programmes.Despite an overall national decline in popularity for arts courses, the UL arts joint honours degree rose by 35 points to 440.Course director Dr David Fleming said the reason for its popularity was its “unique mix of subjects as students could study everything from maths and economics to media and psychology”.The majority of engineering programmes at UL increased in points and now require a minimum of 400 points for entry.UL Dean of Science and Engineering Professor Kieran Hodnett, said these were subjects that students would traditionally shy away from, due to the mathematical requirements and the increased focus on improving competence in mathematics improved their confidence in applying to those vital smart-economy subjects.In Limerick Institute of Technology, points rose on 39 per cent of programmes, primarily in the area of science and technology.For the first time in several years, there was increased interest in the college’s built environment courses.Mona Khan, of the LIT President’s office, said: “For the first time in a while, there was an increase in applicants to some of our built environment courses such as quantity surveying. We’re not back to pre-recession numbers but there has definitely been an increase.”LIT’s new fashion and knitwear design course, which will be run at the college’s new fashion Incubator, has started out on a strong footing with a high number of applicants.Traditionally popular LIT courses such as software development, applied social care, creative multimedia and sports strength and conditioning also attracted a large number of applicants.Mary Immaculate College’s primary teaching programmes remained among the most popular in the country, attracting over 2,500 applications.The B.Ed in education and psychology programme, the only course of its kind in the country, increased in points once again and now stands at its highest level ever with 560 points.Almost 25 per cent of applicants to the programme received 600 points with one obtaining the maximum 625 points. Print TAGSeducationLITMary Immaculate CollegeMusic LimerickUL New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Facebook International Women’s Day LIT Previous articleEditorial – Stop the witchhuntNext articleTogher Talk – Shaun Kelly John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Email Twitter Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Advertisement Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project NewsCAO points up at Limerick collegesBy John Keogh – August 22, 2013 1091 Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event read more
WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSCllr Séighin Ó Ceallaighhorses limerickLimerick City and County Council Linkedin Advertisement Email Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Twitter NewsBreaking newsLimerick Has Biggest Horse SpendBy Bernie English – April 6, 2015 1016 Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Previous articleLimerick stun Lilywhites with late levellerNext articleFive decades to Verdi’s Requiem Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Limerick city centre gets a deep clean Limerick City and County Council will spend over half a million dealing with stray horses.LIMERICK city and county council spends more on dealing with the problem of stray horses than any other local authority, including the Dublin municipal councils.Latest figures have shown that between the four local authorities in Dublin, €932,000 has been spent on seizing and destroying horses in 2014. Sinn Féin’s Cmhlr Séighin Ó Ceallaigh has pointed out that ‘proportionately Limerick has a far worse problem with horses than Dublin.’Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This year, Limerick City and County Council will be spending €613,000 on seizing and destroying horses, and when you look at the population difference between Dublin and Limerick, Limerick are spending far more per person than Dublin.“In terms of spending, Limerick spends €3.20 per person on horses per year, and Dublin spends just €0.73 per person on horses per year. We are spending over four times the amount per person, on destroying horses, how can that be justified?“I welcome the proposal to set up a special committee on Limerick City and County Council, to deal with the horse project and the issue around horses in Limerick, as we need to do something urgently. The money we use to deal with horses, could be used to restore the bin waiver cut, to stop Property Tax being forced onto Council tenants, or fund local works.“I have also raised the issue in the Joint Policing Committee, in the Council, and in Community Groups, as it is affecting so many people, and costing this council so much money. It’s crazy that we are spending so much in comparison with Dublin, and not providing any solutions to the problem. Year in, year out the council spends so much money using this method, and I think that it’s time we all sat down and came up with a progressive solution”, he said. Print New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience read more
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