4 Sep

Output grows as retail sales start to slow

first_imgThursday 16 September 2010 9:02 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ RETAIL sales suffered a surprise drop of 0.5 per cent in August, but manufacturers remained upbeat about demand for next month, official figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the CBI respectively showed yesterday. The fall in retail sales was the first in over six months when the unusually cold winter put shoppers off going to the high street. The numbers came as a surprise largely because July had seen such strong positive sales growth of 0.8 per cent. Analysts had been expecting growth of 0.3 per cent.The reversal saw sales volumes fall most for non-food retailers, down 0.7 per cent compared to food chains which saw sales drop 0.5 per cent. While the monthly decrease was comparatively sharp, sales were still 0.4 per cent higher than in August 2009. Meanwhile, sales volumes for the three months to August increased by 1.4 per cent compared to the previous three months, largely led by non-food stores Opinions among retailers are divided with some concerned government spending cuts could threaten confidence and the traditional Christmas shopping boom. Others believe the impending VAT rise proposed for January could lead to a spending spree on the high street before prices go up on 1 January.However, the coalition government cautioned against reading too much into one set of of monthly figures.?A Treasury official pointed out that the most recent three month figures indicated growth.Meanwhile the closely-watched CBI industrial trends survey was more upbeat. It found that 23 per cent of firms reported higher-than-normal export orders, against 27 per cent who reported lower-than-normal orders. The resulting balance of -5 per cent was weaker than in August but still much higher than recent averages and reflects a much better outlook than at the start of the year. Output grows as retail sales start to slow KCS-content whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

4 Sep

Posen: We need QE to start again

first_img whatsapp QUANTITATIVE EASING (QE) must be restarted if Britain is to avoid persistent high unemployment and economic stagnation, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Adam Posen said yesterday.In a speech delivered in Hull yesterday, Posen was the first MPC member to call explicitly for a second round of QE. His comments put him on a collision course with fellow policymaker Andrew Sentance, who has been calling for higher interest rates since June. Posen argued: “It is right for both long-term stability and short-term performance for central banks to do more now.”He warned that policymakers’ misplaced fears of inflation should not lead them to settle for weak growth: “The risks that I believe we face now are the far more serious ones of sustained low growth turning into a self-fulfilling prophecy, and/or inducing a political reaction that could undermine our long-run stability and prosperity.”Posen has not yet voted for further monetary loosening and said that his vote at the next meeting was not a foregone conclusion. “Although we find Mr Posen’s analysis sobering and plausible, we believe it will take further downside news on the economy if a majority of MPC members is to support a QE extension,” said Barclays Capital’s Simon Hayes. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 28 September 2010 11:37 pm KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img Posen: We need QE to start again Share Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

5 Jul

2 UK penny stocks I’d buy for my ISA in June

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images UK share markets continue to struggle for traction as we move into June. Concerns over rising inflation, and what action central banks might take to tame the beast, continue to dampen investor appetite. Demand for plenty of penny stocks has also been hit hard as the perception of risk rises across stock markets.Such low-cost companies are already loaded with peril, according to many investors. This is because information and research can often be harder to come by for them than for larger-cap companies. This can limit the amount of detail one has to make an informed investment decision, or so it’s said.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…Penny stocks are also considered high risk because their prices can shake wildly. Sure, they can balloon in price if good news surrounding a particularly company comes in. But they can also fall suddenly and sharply, and not necessarily upon the release (or indeed rumour) of bad news.Why I like penny stocksI personally don’t feel uncomfortable buying penny stocks for my own investment portfolio. This is because, like in life, the cream always rises to the top, as the saying goes. So while small caps like these might be prone to price volatility, over a long-term basis (say a decade or more) I can still be confident that they will have increased in price. Let’s not forget that US tech giant Apple traded inside penny stock territory below $5 well into the 2000s.Provided that I can get hold of plenty of information on a particular UK share I’ll be interested in buying it if it looks good enough. In fact, with large swathes of the market happy to give penny stocks the brush off, those who are happy to load up on such low-cost shares can often pick up overlooked small-cap stars at great value.2 cheap UK shares on my radarWith this in mind here are two top UK penny stocks I’d buy for my Stocks and Shares ISA in June. They both trade below £1 per share:Ryanair isn’t a share for the faint of heart. A worsening of the coronavirus crisis could keep its planes grounded for longer. However, I like the company’s considerable might in the fast-growing budget travel segment, a market which will be much less competitive when the coronavirus crisis passes. Besides, I think this UK share should have the balance sheet strength to survive more travel restrictions.Cairn Homes is another penny stock I’d buy for my ISA in June. As we are seeing in Britain, property prices in Ireland are rocketing thanks to a significant shortage of new homes coming to market. It’s a phenomenon I think should fuel profits at this Dublin-based housebuilder for years to come. Beware, though, that soaring building material prices could take a huge bite out of the company’s profits. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Sunday, 30th May, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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19 Jun

Pick your poison: Millage rate increase, red light camera revenue, or…

first_img July 23, 2018 at 6:06 pm Jerel Safford Reply Very insightful post on the budget for 2018-2019, but are we really using the RLC program as a way of balancing the budget? Hmmm, let’s start out by having our Council members Balance the Budget with other means like raising the Millage rate by .25% or 1/4%, this should equal to around $800,000 to close the budget gap. I would offer to extend the RLC program but only for the intersections at Vick Rd. and OBT, Park Ave and OBT as well as the one at Park Ave and Welch, those high traffic areas.The other intersections should be shut down immediately after the December 31st deadline. My thoughts are to use reasonable ways to balance the budget and inform the community that by raising the budget .25% would equal to about $100 per house hold per year which would equal around $8 bucks a month. Good information is Powerful and useful when balancing a City’s Budget and raising Millage for our residence. July 19, 2018 at 11:07 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 6 COMMENTS Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Very Hepful in helping me understand how our town is doing, THANX Reply Agreed Mr. Safford, our suspicions have been validated.I voted for several people who promised that the RLC would be immediately removed. How foolish I feel now that the two people that made that promise to my face have changed their opinion now that they are sitting at meetings, collecting a salary (I have lived in places where public service didn’t include a salary), and citizen concerns are a dim memory.Miss Informed City Council Preview:Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceIt’s going to be a long City Council meeting tonight.After using the first meeting of the month to deal with the Fiscal Budget 2018-19, the Council will attempt to cram two sessions into one as they take on 10 consent agenda items, 10 business items, eight public hearings/ordinance resolutions, a City Council report and a mayor’s report which includes an update on the July 4th fireworks issue.There may also be a long line for public comments, considering one of the agenda items being discussed.Front and center at tonight’s meeting will be the millage rate discussion, and what discussion about millage rates would be complete without a red light camera (RLC) debate? Tonight the Council will pick their poison in order to balance the $800,000 shortfall.Apopka City Administrator Edward Bass wasn’t kidding when he said he cut this budget to its bones. Bass estimates he trimmed $5-6 million from original requests by department heads, which represents approximately 10% of what was in the first draft. Bass also approved only four out of 50 requests for new hires.By any measurement, this is as tight as Bass can take this budget without a loss in service.But despite his cost-cutting efforts, Bass still came up approximately $800,000 short in balancing the 2018-19 fiscal edition, and he left the City Council with four options to close the gap – millage rate increase, turn the RLC program back on for the 2018-19 cycle, additional budget cuts, and pulling from the general fund reserves.The Council did some cutting of their own by quickly ruling out additional cuts or general fund reserve spending. That left RLC revenue, and/or a millage rate increase. There were debates and discussion at the July 5th Budget workshop, but no obvious consensus.Bass summarized those two options this way:Increase the millage rate“When you talk about balancing the budget, and like I said we are still about $800,000 from doing that, we looked at how we get to a zero balance,” Bass said. “Nobody likes to bring this to the table ever, but the millage rate is something you can work with. That is something you have in your powers and control.”Bass also pointed out that if the Council proposed a millage rate change, the proposal should be an increase, because it is easier to lower a proposed rate change than to increase it at a later meeting.Continue the red light camera program“The red light camera program is only in this budget through December 31st (2018),” Bass said. “So there’s $800,000-$900,000 probably that we’ve taken out (for 2019) because we are removing those cameras. Keep in mind as Chief McKinley (Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley) said we don’t have enough officers to enforce those intersections the way they are done now.”Commissioners Doug Bankson and Alice Nolan seemed to favor extending the RLC program in their remarks after the presentation. Bankson voted in favor of the program last year, but Nolan was a new convert after running against red light cameras in the 2018 election. But at the workshop, she was open to the idea of phasing-out the RLC program beyond the proposed December 2018 deadline instead of pulling a large income stream from the budget when it was needed to close a gap. She referenced a large group of Apopka residents who had contacted her after the election who were in favor of keeping the cameras in place even before the budget shortfall was known.“I know there’s a strong group that doesn’t like them (red light cameras), but if we get the education out on red light cameras, I think it would help,” Nolan said. “I know since I took my seat I have gotten an overwhelming amount of emails and phone calls of people stating how much they like them, which is a lot different than what I had heard on the campaign trail. I personally think that we should consider keeping them and build up our revenues and make the decision to get rid of them later. That is a big item in our revenue base that we would be taking out, and that is hard to do.”Commissioner Alexander H. Smith did not state a preference during the meeting but later seemed open to the possibility of delaying an end to the RLC program. “The jury is still out so a verdict has not been reached,” Smith told The Apopka Voice. “We were presented with five options: raise taxes, keep red light cameras, make cuts, use more reserves or wait and see what the unknowns are. Mr. Bass mentioned several times that he was still going through the finances and we may not be in as bad of a situation as it appears. However, I realize that time is not on our side. The unknown is how long it will take to give a true picture? We don’t know what is in the general fund reserves, because all the unknowns have not been discovered. Department heads, in my opinion, have done a great job of presenting a bare minimum budget based on maintaining the current level of service to our citizens. That leaves a choice of raising taxes (millage rate) or keeping the red light cameras. At this point, these are the only two options on the table. I still say that the purpose of red light cameras should not be to generate revenue even if 70% of individuals cited are not Apopka residents. On the other hand to impose a millage rate increase on the citizens with only a two-month notice… Is that fair? I represent the citizens of Apopka. Therefore, the will of the majority of the citizens of Apopka will be the way I proceed.”Despite the headlines and seemingly-endless debate on RLC’s, there was also a strong voice for a modest millage rate increase from Mayor Bryan Nelson and Commissioner Kyle Becker.Nelson, who was also an opponent of RLC’s during the election, offered an alternative for squaring the budget.“Apopka is making the transition from a bedroom community to a vibrant city where you want to live, work and play. We’ve had so much residential for so many years, but we’re starting to make the transition to more commercial, but right now we’re still residentially-heavy. So one of the things I’m going to look at is the cost of services per house because it doesn’t matter the size of the house, the services are basically the same, so at some point, we are giving more services than the ad valorem taxes rate we are charging. We will have to look at that as we go forward. With all that said, my recommendation is, and only because as Edward (Bass) said we can go down easier than we can go up… My suggestion is that we put in a quarter point ad valorem tax increase. At least we set it in motion so that we can come back with our ducks in a row, look at what we’re going to do with the red light cameras, or ad valorem tax increase and continue to look at the budget, but if everybody can agree we can put it into motion.”Becker not only agreed with Nelson’s suggestion, he doubled-down on the strategy.“Because the idea is we can come back later and go down on the millage rate, we should do a half mill, because the quarter mill doesn’t even get us to a balance. If that’s the philosophy, this allows us the opportunity to potentially put economic development back into play and we can start coming up with the sizzle-thing within our city outside of just great services. It also allows us the opportunity to start putting money back into the reserve balance which gets us back to a level playing field.”Bankson, who had proposed the RLC program extension as the best way to balance the budget, was also comfortable with the proposed millage rate increase because of the security it could potentially provide.“As long as I know that we’re going to put the safety back in place, that we are going to put policies in place that will keep us safe and sound moving forward, I’ll be much more comfortable to give us that room to keep us moving forward.”Because this is ultimately going to be discussed and voted on tonight, The Apopka Voice did not directly ask any of the Council their intentions on millage rate increases or the RLC program because of the possibility it could potentially break Sunshine Laws. However, their previous votes, remarks at the July 5th City Council meeting, and comments in previous interviews shed some light on what might happen tonight.Becker not only voted against RLC’s last year but offered the most vocal opposition to them. He is a clear no-vote and is on the record as favoring a 1/2-point millage rate increase to balance the budget.Nelson ran strongly against red light cameras in the 2018 election and suggested a 1/4 millage rate increase to balance the budget at the July 5th workshop, and while he allowed the RLC discussion to continue, made no claim to support it.Bankson voted in favor of the RLC program last year and was quick to propose a one-year extension. While he seemed open to a millage rate increase at the end of the meeting, he seems to favor the RLC option.Nolan too, in her remarks, seems to favor the RLC extension, although she did not comment on a millage rate increase.Smith, therefore, becomes the swing vote on any proposed millage rate increase, and the RLC program. He is the City Council version of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and his comments leave room for an affirmative RLC vote or a millage rate increase.So which will it be?The Apopka Voice has a suggestion – consider doing both.Among the requested personnel not on this budget are four additional officers for the Apopka Police Department (APD). And considering four current officers are transferring to the state-mandated School Resource Officer program, the APD is essentially losing four officers that were patrolling the streets of Apopka.The APD is currently below the state average of 2.5 officers per 1,000 of the city’s population. They are also near the bottom of officers per square mile of comparable cities on the I-4 corridor. The APD is at 3.1-3.2 per square mile, while in comparison Orlando is at 6.5.With the hiring of four additional officers, the APD would nearly maintain its level per 1,000 (from 2.17 to 2.16). Without the addition, it drops to 2.09.Four additional officers would add approximately $500,000 to the 2018-19 budget, which would increase the shortfall to approximately $1.3 million.Leaving the RLC program in place as Bankson and Nolan suggested would increase revenues by approximately $800,000. Adding a 1/4 point increase as Nelson suggested to the millage rate would increase revenues by approximately $775,000. Adding a 1/2 point increase to the millage rate as Becker suggested would increase revenues by approximately $1.55 million.Clearly, the revenue to balance the budget and keep the APD on a positive (or at least a status quo) trajectory in relation to the city’s growth is possible within the proposals already suggested by the City Council. And if the RLC program is to continue, shouldn’t its revenues go back to enhance public safety in Apopka and not just balance a budget? The truth about why Apopka has RLC’s is finally being exposed: it is a source of income for the city and other outsiders and has little to do with public safety. In face, a well sequenced, proper dwell time between light changes makes intersections and cross streets quite safe. If this city needs more resources, then do it in an upfront, transparent manner. Counting on Apopka drivers to do something “wrong” to garner needed revenue appears like convoluted thinking and a bit unethical to me. And, it makes me wonder if the persons who set up the RLC are more interested in catching violators than public safety so to increase revenue stream for all who profit from the booty. And, unfortunately, our Apopka only “garners” a tiny share of the revenue collected. At least with a legitimate tax increase, all the monies garnered stay in Apopka. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 July 23, 2018 at 10:56 pm July 19, 2018 at 11:10 am TAGS2018-19 Apopka Fiscal BudgetApopka City Administrator Edward BassApopka Mayor Bryan NelsonThe Apopka City Council Previous articleAAA urges parents to be vigilant as temperatures heat upNext articleBreaking News: Klein estate suspends operations on New Errol Project Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kathryn Konigsbergercenter_img Reply James Tousek July 19, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply The Anatomy of Fear July 19, 2018 at 11:54 am Have APD sit at any WAWA and ticket Handicap violations. The budget will balance in no time. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter EJ Al Marin I voted for Mayor Nelson because of the direction the city was heading into under Mayor K, and that was either headed for bankruptcy, or a huge tax increase, because the budget was not anywhere near sustainability at the rate Mayor K was leading us. It wasn’t anything personal against Mayor K, but what choice did I have, as I had seen how things were heading. I believe Mayor Nelson to be a good man, but I am very disillusioned to hear him discuss making people who have a $100,000 or less assessed taxable value of their real estate property pay some sort of additional funds for services rendered as he claims those under $100,000 assessed valued homes, don’t pay enough for services rendered. He has hinted at his coming up with something in a year or so about this. This is in response to the additional homestead exemption that voters statewide will vote on in the Nov. ballot elections. To approve of the additional 3rd homestead exemption of another 25,000 exemption off your assessed value on your home property. Well, we don’t get but one 25,000 homestead exemption now, we do not get the 2nd homestead exemption that many get of an additional 25,000 exemption, and we won’t get the 3rd homestead exemption of 25,000 either because our home is under the $100,000 assessed value. Nor do we get our taxes totally free like so many do, namely wholly exempt from paying any taxes, ad valorem. Now Mayor Nelson wants us people in the City of Apopka to pay additional money because we aren’t rich and our homes are valued low. Even though we pay the same tax millage rate as all of the others based on values. That’s right, give all the breaks to the wealthy, and send additional tax bills to the “poor”…..a “poor tax”…..it must be the Trump way of thinking! What if the City of Apopka had to pay the millage rate on all their properties that they own? But they don’t have to pay any. 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17 Jun

House in the woods / Hayakawa/Kowalczyk

first_imgCopyHouses•Józefów, Poland 2013 Save this picture!© Marcin Czechowicz+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/435017/house-in-the-woods-hayakawa-kowalczyk Clipboard House in the woods / Hayakawa/Kowalczyk Poland Year:  “COPY” Houses Area:  250 m² Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in the woods / Hayakawa/KowalczykSave this projectSaveHouse in the woods / Hayakawa/Kowalczyk ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/435017/house-in-the-woods-hayakawa-kowalczyk Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Architects: Hayakawa/Kowalczyk Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeHayakawa/Kowalczyk OfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJózefówHousesPolandPublished on October 07, 2013Cite: “House in the woods / Hayakawa/Kowalczyk ” 07 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 photographs:  Juliusz Sokołowski Photographs:  Marcin Czechowicz, Juliusz Sokołowski Save this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiText description provided by the architects. This family house stands amongst dense pine trees on the outskirts of Warsaw. Open ground floor plan with a living room, dining, kitchen area and separated level with bedrooms for four members of the family were required by the client in the initial brief. Save this picture!© Marcin CzechowiczLocated in the middle of the woods, prior to any current development in the neighborhoods, was designed to recall a stone that has been thrown and left intact. A faceted shape of the house, higher towards the main access road and lower to the garden is a result of the long study between required program and the volume. Save this picture!© Marcin CzechowiczThe windows are of different sizes and appear randomly positioned. Each of them is framing a different view of the surrounding trees. Living room facing south opens up completely thanks to large fully glazed, sliding doors which allows to take a deep plunge outside and rest on the wooden deck terrace. Each room has been designed to accommodate variety of different spatial qualities of the faceted shape of the house. Save this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiUsed materials are modest and compliment carefully studied volume of the building. Grey brick was chosen as the primary cladding to create monolithic character along with roof which is cladded with titanium zinc steel completing the process of consolidating. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTales Pavilion / Luca NichettoSelected ProjectsIf Skyscrapers Predict Crises, What Do “Donuts” Tell Us?Architecture News Share Projects ArchDailylast_img read more

17 Jun

C26 / Seferin Arquitetura

first_img C26 / Seferin Arquitetura ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Area:  400 m² Area:  400 m² Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779848/c26-seferin-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” C26 / Seferin ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveC26 / Seferin Arquitetura Architects: Seferin Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img photographs:  Marcelo DonadussiPhotographs:  Marcelo DonadussiInteriors:Seferin ArquiteturaLandscape Design:Maristela GamaEletric/Hidro:Eletrons EngenhariaStructural:Vanguarda EngenhariaExecution:Saft ConstruçõesLighting Fixtures:Luzes do MundoCarpentry:Collett MoveisFurniture:Fernando JaegerCurtains:Manjabosco DecorElectric:Eletrons EngenhariaHydraulic:Eletrons EngenhariaCity:Venâncio AiresCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The project was designed for a young couple with two small children and their beach house at a residential condo. The concept was integrate social area providing interaction between the family members and friends. It was proposed one and only living room that has a fireplace for winter days. Next to the living is the dining room and the gourmet area with a barbecue pit, a pizza oven and a bar.Save this picture!Floor PlanTo enhance the functionality of everyday life, the kitchen can become fully integrated into the gourmet and dining room. So the kitchen counter becomes part of the gourmet area. However, on other occasions can become totally independent areas.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiThe social area has constant view of the condo´s lake and is integrated with a covered veranda that provides both a living as a dining area with table, bar and an external barbecue pit. In the social area of ​​the balcony a glass cover on a wooden pergola was created, and wooden brises and top curtain for solar control.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiBack to indoor areas, other openings were created in addition to the connection to the balcony openings, they aimed for small gardens created on the ground, providing greater visual integration with the outside area and a cross ventilation of these areas, which minimizes the need for artificial air conditioning .Save this picture!SectionTo separate the living room to the stairs hall a bamboo divisor was projected, creating another element to the combination of materials such as concrete, cement and wood. On the second floor a large terrace integrate the family on this floor and provides another moment of leisure and relaxation also for guests. Besides the view of the lake and the vegetation a living area with a gas fireplace was created.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiOn this floor are located the 4 bedrooms of the house, including the master suite with a lake view, as well as a bathroom with private deck that enjoy the same view. For service rooms was created a secondary access and a connection to the kitchen.Save this picture!© Marcelo DonadussiProject gallerySee allShow lessAL_A Wins Planning for Southampton Maggie’s CenterArchitecture NewsWhen “Designer” Social Housing Goes Wrong: The Failures of Winnipeg’s Center Village…Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779848/c26-seferin-arquitetura Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Venâncio Aires, Brazil Brazil Save this picture!© Marcelo Donadussi+ 34 Share CopyAbout this officeSeferin ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVenâncio AiresBrazilPublished on January 05, 2016Cite: “C26 / Seferin Arquitetura” 05 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?C26住宅/ Seferin Arquitetura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

16 Jun

New Director of External Relations at National Society for Epilepsy

first_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. New Director of External Relations at National Society for Epilepsy Howard Lake | 24 October 2002 | News  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) has appointed David Josephs to the newly-created post of Director of External Relations.Josephs is currently Managing Director of Citigate Technology, the specialist PR division of Incepta. Before that he was corporate and trusts donor development manager with NSPCC.The new post will bring together fundraising, external and international communications and information services. This restructuring comes as the society launches a £1.5 million appeal to purchase a new MRI scanner. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

16 Jun

Danske Bank raises £400,000 for N Ireland charity

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 August 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Danske Bank raises £400,000 for N Ireland charity Danske Bank in Northern Ireland has raised nearly £400,000 over two and a half years for a local cancer charity. Danske selected Cancer Focus NI, formerly the Ulster Cancer Foundation, from a number of charities. It then extended the partnership to three years. The original target was to raise £100,000 per year for the charity. Tony Wilcox, Managing Director of Personal Banking at Danske Bank, who took part in two cycle challenges as part of the fundraising, said: “Our staff and customers can be very proud of the contribution they have made over the last two and a half years towards this fantastic total, which has exceeded all our expectations. Advertisement “The money was raised through a whole series of fundraising activities including customer days, coffee mornings and raffles at local branches, staff taking part in marathons and other sporting events and one-off events such as cycle challenges, mountain climbing, cookery demonstrations and a fashion show,” he said. One member of staff who experienced cancer raised £50,000 towards the total at the London Marathon. Cancer Focus is also the official charity for the first ever Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon and Fun Run on 22 September.Photo: Danske Bank by Michael Alø-Nielsen on Flickr.com 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.last_img read more

15 Jun

Remember Emmett Till and Tamir Rice!

first_imgEmmett Till 1941-1955 Tamir Rice 2002-2014 Had it not been for the brutal, racist murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American, he would have celebrated his 75th birthday on July 25.While visiting relatives in Money, Miss., Till was killed for allegedly flirting with a white woman, a Southern taboo. Born and raised in Chicago, he was unaccustomed to the state-sanctioned violence and legalized Jim Crow racial segregation in the South.On Aug. 24, 1955, Till and his cousins were outside a store in Money. When Till entered, the only person inside was Carolyn Bryant, the owner’s spouse. She claimed that Till “made lewd advances and then wolf-whistled at her.” Others on the scene refuted this allegation. (history.com)When her spouse, Roy Bryant, heard about the alleged incident, he and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, went to the home of Till’s great uncle, Mose Wright, in the middle of the night on Aug. 28. They kidnapped the teenager and made him carry a 75-pound cotton gin fan to the Tallahatchie River. They brutally beat him, gouged out an eye, and then shot him in the head. They threw his body in the river, with barbed wire tied to the fan and around his neck.Till’s disfigured corpse was found three days later. He was identified by his father’s ring on his finger that his mother had given him.World outrage at Till’s murderMississippi authorities wanted to bury Till’s body immediately, but his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, fought to have his body returned to Chicago. After seeing her son’s mutilated remains, she decided to have an open-casket funeral so that the world could see what racist murderers had done to her only child. Jet magazine and the Chicago Daily Defender published photographs of Till’s body, outraging people everywhere.Milam and Bryant were tried in a segregated courthouse. Wright identified them. On Sept. 23, 1955, the all-white jury deliberated for less than an hour and reached a “not guilty” verdict. The state did not indict them for kidnapping.Demonstrations protested the verdict in major U.S. cities and Paris. Mississippi was seen as the epitome of racism and stronghold of white supremacy.This murder trial revealed the brutality of Jim Crow racism and was an impetus for the Civil Rights Movement. It was also a reason for passage of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1957, allowing the Justice Department to intervene in local law enforcement issues when civil rights are compromised.When Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955, she said she “thought of Emmett Till and just couldn’t go back.”Milam and Bryant admitted to Look magazine in 1956 that they killed Till. They had no remorse.Mamie Till-Mobley wrote in “The Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America”: “When it comes to lynching, it is not just the actual killers who’re guilty. It’s the dominant culture, the entire society that permits such a thing, that encourages it. Bryant and Milam weren’t the only guilty parties in the lynching of my son. Witnesses have pointed to at least six or seven people. But … there were so many thousands more. People who were responsible, powerful, influential. People who could’ve come clean and chose instead to live the rest of their lives with blood on their hands.” Random House published the book soon after Till-Mobley’s death at 81 in 2003.It took until 2007 for Tallahatchie County to issue a formal apology to the Till family.Fifty-nine years after Till’s murder, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot by a white police officer while playing alone with a pellet gun in a Cleveland park on Nov. 22, 2014. He would have been 14 on June 25.A grand jury declined to indict the cop who murdered Rice — like the majority of cases today when police are not prosecuted for fatally shooting African Americans.‘Sons of the Great Migration’Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” writes that Till and Rice are “both tragic symbols of the search for Black freedom” and “sons of the Great Migration, those who defected from the Cotton Belt in the South. They could not know what was in store for them or their descendants, nor the hostilities they would face wherever they went. The horrors they were fleeing would follow them in freedom and into the current day.” (New York Times, Feb. 12)Till’s mother’s family migrated from Mississippi to Chicago in the early 1920s. Rice’s great-grandmother, Millie Lee Wylie, left Sumter County, Ala., and settled in Cleveland.Rice’s great uncle, Michael Petty, told Wilkerson that the killing of her great-grandson, in the place she traveled so far to reach, would have crushed his mother: “My mother would’ve carried the hurt and felt the pain of the generations.”“Our current era seems oddly aligned with that moment,” asserts Wilkerson. “The brutal decades preceding the Great Migration were when a Black person was lynched on average every four days. Today … an African-American is killed by a white police officer roughly every 3 1/2 days.”Wilkerson adds, “What befell Emmett and Tamir reflects how racial interactions have mutated over time, from the overt hatred to the unspoken, unconscious biases that are no less lethal. … For all of its changes, the country remains in a similar place, a caste system based on what people look like.”Wilkerson asks, “What is to be the role of the people whom the country has marginalized by law and custom and with state-sanctioned violence? … [T]hese now 45 million people [are] still the most segregated of all groups [in the U.S.] … How can deeply embedded racial hierarchies be overcome?”The racial backlash continues against advances made by African Americans, and so does discrimination in all spheres — education, employment, housing and health care. Racial disparities are rife throughout the U.S. criminal justice system.In 1955, a Black child wasn’t safe from violent hatred and death, nor is a Black child safe in 2016. Their tragic fates are determined by their skin color.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

12 Jun

Reporters Without Borders condemns serious threat to investigative journalism

first_img AustraliaAsia – Pacific On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns serious threat to investigative journalism AustraliaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has condemned police methods after a raid on the newspaper National Indigenous Times and seizure of six official documents on government policy towards the aborigine population.The magazine’s editor, Chris Graham, said the government was embarrassed by revelations made by the magazine – picked up by some country’s major newspapers – of a government project to restrict welfare benefits to aborigines. The worldwide press freedom organisation said in a letter to Australian prime minister John Howard that the police had “violated the principle of the protection of sources, which is fundamental to guaranteeing independent investigative journalism.””If those responsible for this police raid on a editorial office are not sanctioned, it will be the protection of sources, the cornerstone of press freedom, that is under threat in Australia,” said Robert Ménard, Reporters Without Borders secretary general.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, five federal police officers searched the magazine’s Canberra offices on 11 November 2004. They had a warrant to seize two official documents obtained by the magazine but they took six on the policy of John Howard’s government towards aborigines. Some of them had already been published in the magazine, which is largely devoted to covering Australia’s aboriginal community. “I can assure you there are more revelations to come and it’s not pretty,” Graham told ABC radio. February 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Receive email alerts Organisation center_img News to go further News Google experiments drop Australian media from search results News November 19, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Australia January 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more