Ireland Blyth Limited ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Are Royal Dutch Shell shares now too cheap to ignore?

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Paul Summers Image source: Getty Images. Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) shares were on the front foot this morning as the FTSE 100 oil major provided the market with an update on trading over the third quarter of its financial year.With its valuation now at its lowest level for over 25 years, is this fallen giant too cheap to ignore? I think it depends greatly on how patient prospective investors are prepared to be.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…Shell shares beat expectationsLike it’s similarly-battered FTSE 100 peer BP, Shell shares have been deeply affected by the plunging oil price in 2020. Billions of dollars of assets have needed to be written off by the company. Today however, Shell surprised on the upside. Adjusted earnings came in at $955m for Q3. While nowhere near the $4.77bn achieved over the same period in 2019, this is still better than the $638m in Q2. It’s also above what the market was expecting. Shell shares’ tough outlookAs encouraging as today’s news is, it seems fair to say that Shell still faces an upward struggle. Indeed, things could actually get even worse before they get better.The ongoing pandemic is clearly the biggest near-term issue Shell shares face. The recent rise in infections around the world (particularly in Europe) has forced governments to re-introduce lockdowns. Although these new restrictions aren’t expected to last as long this time, they will still have an impact on Shell’s business. Put simply, fewer vehicles on the road leads to lower fuel sales and lower demand for oil. This means lower profits at Shell. Second, there’s the push away from fossil fuels and towards greener forms of energy. For its part, Shell is planning to focus on commercialising hydrogen and biofuels as well as energy for electric vehicles. It aims to be a “net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner.“Nevertheless, turning this £70bn tanker around will cost a lot of money and Shell will need to be ruthless. In September, it announced that up to 9,000 jobs would be cut to make $2bn of savings. I wouldn’t bet against more being let go in the future.Dividend cutUp until recently, Shell shares presented as a solid pick for income seekers. Not cutting your dividend since the Second World War has a habit of doing that.  Since the arrival of Covid-19 however, Shell has been forced to reassess its priorities. Quarterly payouts have been severely chopped. Today’s $0.17 per share compares unfavourably with the $0.47 per share awarded this time last year even if it does represent a 4% increase on that returned for Q2.Having approved a new ‘cash allocation framework’, Shell now intends to distribute 20-30% of its cash flow from operations to shareholders once it’s brought its debt down to $65bn from $73.5bn. So, dividends could keep rising from here but I don’t think anyone should underestimate the challenges ahead. Bottom lineWith a tough outlook, Shell shares don’t feel like a compelling buy at the current time. Notwithstanding the fact that (like all stocks) it could rally like the clappers in the event of a vaccine breakthrough, I’d be inclined to look elsewhere in the FTSE 100 for my income fix. Those looking purely for big capital gains could be in for a long wait.Royal Dutch Shell shares look cheap and yield almost 7%, but today’s gains may prove temporary. Enter Your Email Address Are Royal Dutch Shell shares now too cheap to ignore? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!center_img Paul Summers | Thursday, 29th October, 2020 | More on: RDSB Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50last_img read more

Therapy dogs are soothing ambassadors for Massachusetts church’s pet ministry

first_imgTherapy dogs are soothing ambassadors for Massachusetts church’s pet ministry Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC By David PaulsenPosted Aug 22, 2018 August 22, 2018 at 7:13 pm What a wonderful story! My guide dog, Veronique, is also a therapy pet, certified through TherapyPets, and we volunteer at our local hospital and also do some nursing home visits. Wish we could do more after disasters and other events. Keep up the good work! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 August 22, 2018 at 7:55 pm What a marvelous mission. August 23, 2018 at 10:44 am This is an awesome ministry. Pets of all kinds around the world has given life to those who are unable to seek it themselves. Even us who are not in hospitals for other facilities but are in our senior years find our pets to be the most invaluable partners. They keep us busy with many different tasks to support their living. But we love them truly and they love us. They know a lot about the way of love. Jan Robitscher says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Nancy Bean says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Lore Cody says: Cynthia Bronson Sweigert says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Beverley Phillips says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR August 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm Great to read. My kelpie has accompanied every choir practice and Sunday liturgies in Nth Melbourne, ( Victoria, Australia) beside the organ for the past 14 years and assisted in many wedding and funeral music interviews. Whilst not a therapy dog, he is a much lived member of the congregation. Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA August 22, 2018 at 6:42 pm My heart is full! Bless you and this ministry. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Some of Perfect Paws Pet Ministry’s therapy dogs and their owners pose for a photo in Danvers, Massachusetts. Photo: Fran Weil[Episcopal News Service] Paxton may not understand the full significance of his calling, but the 10-year-old Westie is one of All Saints Episcopal Church’s most dedicated ministers serving as Jesus’ paws in the world.As a therapy dog dispatched by Perfect Paws Pet Ministry at All Saints in Danvers, Massachusetts, Paxton and his human, Fran Weil, have brought the soothing presence of a canine companion to students of all ages, nursing home residents, hospital patients and recovering addicts in drug rehabilitation centers. Weil is always amazed by the sense of calm that can be conveyed from simply patting her dog’s head.“As terrific as the response is to our dogs wherever we go, it’s so rewarding for us,” Weil said. “It is really God’s work, and we are so blessed to use one of God’s creatures to do this amazing outreach.”Weil, the therapy dog coordinator for the church, is one of several parishioners with dogs certified to do this work, along with the other 600 active members of Dog B.O.N.E.S. Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts. Some of these therapy dogs were called on to provide comfort to victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Others regularly serve as captive listeners for elementary schoolers learning to read.In another case a while back, Perfect Paws dispatched one of its therapy dogs to provide “a little comfort time” for the family and friends of a 10-year-old who was hit and killed by a train, Weil said. It offered “a wonderful diversion” from the pain of loss.Episcopal churches across the country are engaged in pet ministries of one kind or another. One of the most common are the annual services offering pet blessings, typically held in early October around the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.The Episcopal Church Asset Map, though not a comprehensive listing, shows at least a dozen congregations that take their pet outreach a step further, from pet supply collections to fundraisers benefiting the local no-kill animal shelter.All Saints appears to be the only Episcopal church so fully engaged with a therapy dog ministry, thanks largely to the work of Weil, 71. She describes herself as a longtime lapsed Catholic who began attending Episcopal services late in life and “had never experienced such welcome ever.” She has worshipped at All Saints since 2001.Her role with Perfect Paws is negotiable: founder, lead volunteer, honorary pet chaplain. Each title might be appropriate, she said. She also sometimes serves as a pet bereavement counselor, and she accompanies pet owners on trips to the veterinarian when tough decisions need to be made about life and death.Weil is a natural for that kind of work because her love of animals is nearly universal.“I love any animal. I’ve never met an animal I haven’t liked,” she said. “Well, I haven’t met a tarantula. I might be a little reluctant.”All Saints launched Perfect Paws Pet Ministry in May 2010 with a monthly evening Eucharist for pet owners and their pets, all pets – rabbits, birds, cats, but mostly dogs. A story about the service got picked up by the Associated Press and drew national and even international attention to the ministry, Weil said, but the outreach has remained local.“We started this because we realized that people find God in different ways, and so often it’s through their animals,” she said. “We often say it’s not an accident that ‘God’ spelled backward is ‘dog.’”The services draw about 30 to 50 people, some of whom have been attending since the beginning, even those whose pets have since died.The Rev. Marya DeCarlen, rector at All Saints, said only a handful of the pet service regulars are also All Saints parishioners. Perfect Paws, then, has become a distinct worship community centered around pet ownership.“It is a place for humans and their pets to share life transitions, so a lot of grief work happens in these services,” DeCarlen said. “And a lot of joy and appreciation is lifted up in these services,” such as new adoptions.“It parallels our own lives when we join a community. This community is really more than Eucharist. It is the body of Christ sharing life transitions with each other.”The Perfect Paws Pet Ministry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Danvers, Massachusetts, hosted a meeting of the West Highland White Terrier Club in September.DeCarlen began serving at All Saints a little over four years ago and initially found the pet services to be a bit overwhelming, but she quickly warmed to the ministry and asked parishioners to suggest ways of expanding it beyond the monthly services.All Saints now collects pet food to donate to the local food pantry, and members minister to police and military K-9 handlers who have lost their dogs. About five times a year, the church hosts therapy dog workshops in the parish hall led by Weil and another parishioner.Most dogs, regardless of breed, can serve as therapy dogs as long as they aren’t skittish, can handle unfamiliar environments and can be trained to follow basic commands and negotiate around objects, such as a wheelchair or walker. The bond between dog and owner is the most important factor, Weil said.“Nobody knows the dog better than the owner,” she said. “It’s always good to know that the person has a good relationship with the dog.”Any organization can contact Perfect Paws or Dog B.O.N.E.S. and request a free visit from a therapy dog. Most of Perfect Paws’ therapy dogs spend time in schools, whether easing high school students’ stress before and during exams or helping younger students learn to read.For the younger students, they are encouraged to read directly to the dog, an experience shown to have measurable benefits in improving reading skills.The Rev. Marya DeCarlen and her dog, Blue, meet with a group at the library in Danvers, Massachusetts.“They feel inhibited when reading in front of peers … but they don’t in front of the dog,” said DeCarlen, whose 13-year-old Labrador, Blue, is often on the receiving end of those children’s readings.“That has been a wonderful experience, to see children not only read but to use expressions. They want the dog to have a reaction when they read,” DeCarlen said. As for Blue, “he just loves to be doted upon.”Dogs are known for giving unconditional love, and Weil said that is one reason why reading to dogs is so beneficial. “The dog’s never going to say, ‘That’s the wrong word. You didn’t pronounce it right.’”It’s like a theatrical performance, she added, with the children suspending their disbelief and reading as if the dog is really understanding the story.The parishioners from All Saints who participate in the therapy dog ministry have become like a family, and they have supported each other in times of grief, particularly over the past year, during which four of the dogs died, Weil said.That grief mirrors what many pet owners feel at the loss of longtime companions who, too, felt like part of the family, and this has been another motivation for All Saints to step up its outreach and its message of welcome.Pets have “taken on a bigger importance in people’s lives, and when that happens you bring what’s important to you to church, whether it’s in your mind or heart or spirit,” DeCarlen said. To be a member of the body of Christ, she said, is to embrace a sense of purpose in those relationships while spreading compassion to others, whether they walk on two feet or four paws.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Comments (7) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Lary Youngsteadt says: Rector Washington, DC August 23, 2018 at 1:09 pm I am a proud member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Danvers. Fran Weil has an abundance of love and compassion which she shares freely with no motive other than to spread love regardless of species. We are blessed to have Fran her spouse Gail and their amazing Westies! God has given us such a wonderful gift; the capacity to love, love, love. We at All Saints freely share that gift. Thank you to Fran and Marya our Rector Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 22, 2018 at 10:34 pm My two Pet Therapy Dogs have been Volunteers for Hospice. We also visit assisted living homes, nursing homes and schools. We are involved in library program Tales for Tails where they go and children read to them.It is a very rewarding ministry for all. 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Orange County library system reaches 1.7M ebook and audiobook checkouts in 2020

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply “An educated community is an empowered community, and I can’t think of a better way for people to empower themselves than through reading.” – Mary A. HodelFrom the Orange County Library SystemOrange County Library System (OCLS) announced this month that it reached a record-breaking 1.7 million digital book checkouts in 2020. This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library digital lending of ebooks and audiobooks, especially in a year with building closures due to the global pandemic. OCLS is one of 102 public library systems worldwide that surpassed one million checkouts (complete list here).OCLS has been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through OverDrive and its award-winning Libby reading app. Reader interest and usage has grown every year.“It’s such an honor to be part of this list once again,” said Mary Anne Hodel, Library Director and CEO of Orange County Library System. “An educated community is an empowered community, and I can’t think of a better way for people to empower themselves than through reading. Thank you to the dedicated ebook and audiobook lovers in our community who helped us reach this milestone.”The highest-circulating title OCLS readers borrowed through OverDrive in 2020 was Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. The top-circulating genre, romance, represents the most popular in a vast catalog that also includes thrillers, biographies and children/young adult.The top 5 ebook titles borrowed through Orange County Library System’s digital collection in 2020:1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. The Guardians by John Grisham3. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes4. Becoming by Michelle Obama5. Educated by Tara WestoverThe top 5 audiobook titles borrowed through Orange County Library System’s digital collection in 2020:1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens3. Becoming by Michelle Obama4. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark MansonReaders in Orange County just need a valid library card to access digital books from OCLS’s OverDrive-powered digital collection. Readers can use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).Visit or download the Libby app to get started and borrow ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere.The Orange County Library System is a public library system that operates 15 locations in Orange County, Florida. Its mission is to add to the quality of life in the community by creating a learning environment and experiences that foster personal growth and development, so people can learn, explore and become the best that they can be. For more information about the Orange County Library system, visit strives to create “a world enlightened by reading.” Serving a growing network of 65,000 libraries and schools in 84 countries, OverDrive delivers the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other content through award-winning apps. The Libby reading app for libraries is one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSAccessaudiobooksBooksebooksOrange County Public Library SystemTop 5 Previous articleWhat You Should Know About Divorce & Legal SeparationNext articleAn MIT lab managed to grow wood. Wait until you see how. Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Querido Tulum Residential Complex / reyes rios + larraín + Gab…

first_img 2017 Photographs:  Edmund Sumner, Pim Schalkwijk Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments “COPY” ArchDaily Querido Tulum Residential Complex / reyes rios + larraín + Gabriel KonzevikSave this projectSaveQuerido Tulum Residential Complex / reyes rios + larraín + Gabriel Konzevik Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: URREADesign Team:Salvador Reyes Ríos, Josefina Larraín, Gabriel Konzevik, Carlos FleischerClients:SimcaEngineering:SimcaLandscape:Josefina LarraínCity:TulumCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Located in Tulum, Quintana Roo in México, the design for the medium density apartment complex, targeted to a mid to high income market, has its basis on the following premises: – Improve the sense of community among the residents inside the scale of the complex, introducing meeting places into the architectural program. – Improve the sense of individuality and privacy inside each unit, using transitional spaces and thresholds between social and private areas of the apartment layouts – Reduce the energy consumption of each unit as much as possible by the composition of all the component bodies and their scale. – Preserve and relocate as much of the present flora as possible, while introducing new landscape compatible in density and composition with the endemic landscape of Tulum. – Create a building noted by the use of organic materials typical of the region, weather resistant and that age beautifully, contraposed with industrial materials which are cost effective for a commercial project with high quality design and a character of its own.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe result is a set of 38 apartments in three configurations, varying from 2 and 3 bedrooms and 110 and 220 sqm. The program also includes common areas, parking lot and service areas.The total built area is 5,600 m2, distributed in four narrow blocks of different sizes, according to their importance in the program and its position in the 3,700m2 rectangular plot. Two blocks have four storyes to a height of 12m and run across the plot from east to west, also catching natural breezes. A third three-story building closes the short side towards the corner of the plot that overlooks and connects the plot with the park across the street and creates a natural access plaza to the complex. The fourth block houses the services and the palapa, whose double height protects from the setting sun from the heart of the project named the patio of water and wind. This large central open space is the result of aligning the narrow blocks to the limits of the perimeter, thus achieving an average distance of 16 meters between each building that ensures a desirable visual distance, while at the same time configuring an expansive space of 55 meters long where the swimming pool is located. It is important to point out that at the street level, this wide longitudinal space is completely free for pedestrian traffic, thanks to the addition of two bridges that join the long blocks and at the same time make circulations more efficient by eliminating flights of stairs at the access level. Finally, the patio of water and wind not only is the convener and distributor space of the complex, it also contributes in itself for 20% of the green and permeable area of the project. It is part of the particular experience of inhabiting this housing complex in its relationship with the extraordinary tropical and domesticated environment in which it is located.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerFor its part, the palette of materials is minimal: cement stucco with integrated red pigment for walls and exterior facade. This color selected for its optical qualities of being a background that allows contrast to the body and volume of the flora. The interior walls of the apartments are plastered, allowing each user to introduce a color palette of their own. The organic materials are bamboo, for guardrails and privacy screens, limestone, for floors and bathrooms, and wood, resistant to moisture and insects. In counterpoint, the industrial materials required of their durability and structural resistance: Steel, aluminum and tempered glass in three degrees of opacity with an accent of color. For us, this project meant undertaking the challenge of making commercial architecture with local components and sensitivity to the particular conditions of the site, to demonstrate that quality design, measured in quality spaces reflected in quality of life for users, is a good deal.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerUn tercer bloque de tres niveles cierra el lado corto hacia la esquina del terreno que mira y conecta con un parque- glorieta y de forma natural marca uno de los principales accesos al conjunto. El cuarto bloque aloja los servicios y la palapa de estar, cuya doble altura protege del sol poniente a una parte importante del corazón central del proyecto que llamamos “patio de agua y viento”. Este amplio espacio abierto central es el resultado de alinear los bloques angostos a los límites de las restricciones perimetrales permitidas, logrando así una separación promedio de 16 metros que asegura una deseable distancia visual entre los propios bloques, al mismo tiempo que configura un espacio expansivo de 55metros de longitud donde se ubica la alberca. En suma, el “patio de agua y viento” es también un centro a la vez convocante y distribuidor, que aporta en sí mismo el 20% del área verde y permeable del proyecto. Forma parte de la experiencia particular de habitar este conjunto de vivienda en su relación con el extraordinario entorno verde y domesticado en el que se ubica. Por su parte, catálogo de materiales de acabado es mínimo: Estuco de cemento con pigmento integrado rojo para muros y fachada exteriores.Save this picture!© Pim SchalkwijkEste color fue seleccionado por su cualidad áptica de ser un fondo que permite darle profundidad de campo y resaltar el cuerpo y volumen de los elementos vegetales. Para los muros interiores de los departamentos se usó pasta dejando la libertad que cada usuario introduzca su propia paleta de color. Los materiales orgánicos son el bambú para barandales y mamparas de privacidad, piedra caliza para los pisos y baños, maderas resistentes a la humedad e insectos. En contrapunto los materiales industriales complementan el resto de las necesidades de durabilidad y resistencia estructural: Acero, aluminio y cristal templado en tres grados de opacidad con acento de color. Para nosotros este proyecto significó acometer nuevamente el reto de hacer arquitectura comercial con componentes locales y sensibilidad a las condiciones particulares del sitio, para demostrar que el buen diseño, medido en calidad de espacios reflejado en calidad de vida para los usuarios, es también un buen negocio.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerProject gallerySee allShow lessConcrete Benches: Furniture for Inside and Outside the HomeArticlesCiel, the World’s Tallest Hotel is Under Construction in Dubai MarinaArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Tulum, Q.R., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Billy Monger appeal becomes fastest ever JustGiving fundraising campaign

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 The fastest personal crowdfunding page JustGiving has ever hosted, the appeal reached £100,000 in three hours 36 minutes, and £500k in 22 hours. It exceeded its original target after six hours, raising £47,000 in one hour (equating to £780 per minute, or £13 per second)The page also broke the record for the all-time, largest number of concurrent visitors on the JustGiving website at once with 16,500 people on the platform at 10pm on 19th April, 9,000 of which were on Billy Monger’s page.The appeal was set up by the Monger Family, Steven Hunter from JHR Developments (the team Billy races for), Nick Armstrong, and fellow racing driver Tom Ingram. It has received donations and messages of support from across the racing community, including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, Jonny Herbert, Mark Blundell, Jason Plato, Mercedes F1 and Jaguar Racing.On the official JustGiving page the family and friends of Billy say:“Donations will be used to fund the care, treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and, going forward, helping him to return to a full and active life.”Rhys Goode, spokesperson for JustGiving, said:“The response to Billy’s JustGiving page has been phenomenal – reaching over half a million in less than 24 hours. The racing community has really rallied around to make sure Billy gets all the help he needs to facilitate his recovery.”  354 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 The JustGiving appeal to support 17-year-old British racing driver Billy Monger after his double leg amputation, has become the fastest fundraising campaign ever in the site’s history.Billy sustained serious injuries in a crash at a a Formula 4 race at Donnington Park Race Circuit on 16th April, resulting in both legs being amputated below the knee. His JustGiving appeal raised half a million in less than 24 hours, and has a current total of just over £755,000, beating its original target of £260,000 and with donations from almost 18,000 people. Tagged with: Crowdfunding Fundraising Justgiving Billy Monger appeal becomes fastest ever JustGiving fundraising campaign Melanie May | 26 April 2017 | News  353 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

Out of options: Voters consider third party candidates

first_img printFew voters braved the weather at Trinity Chapel.A problem voiced during the process leading up to the election has been the feeling of lack of options regarding candidates.Voters having problems with both candidates has led to the consideration of third party voting.During five primaries “just more than half [of Republicans] say they’d be satisfied with Trump as the nominee against Hillary Clinton, but about four in 10 say they’d seriously consider a third-party candidate,” according to ABCNews.But today is Election Day, and Trump is on the ballot as the GOP candidate, which means it’s time for those Republicans who were considering third party candidates to face the music.Among the few who were at Trinity Chapel this morning were dissatisfied voters Lauren Bennett and Sarah Stone.Bennett, a 37-year-old part-time copywriter and stay-at-home mom, voted early this year.When asked who she would vote for, Bennett gave a long sigh. “I voted for Donald Trump,” she said through gritted teeth.Bennett did not vote for Trump in the primary and “in this election I considered [voting third party], and I felt like I would be taking a vote away from someone who has more of a capacity to win,” she said.Bennett’s husband shares in her frustration with the candidates, she said. “My husband said ‘I voted, and now I feel like I need to take a shower.’”Stone has not voted yet, but says she will make the leap to a third-party candidate.“I strongly considered third-party candidates,” said Stone, “I’m probably going to vote for Gary Johnson.” MAN ON THE STREET: What do TCU students want built on campus? + posts Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Meagan Thompson TCU parking “horror stories”: Students recount their parking difficulties Meagan Thompson Few voters braved the weather at Trinity Chapel. Meagan is a sports broadcasting major and journalism minor. She is a member of the TCU Swim Team. You can normally find her at any TCU sporting event. Meagan Thompson Meagan Thompson Linkedin Meagan Thompson Facebook Facebook Linkedin Previous articleFirst three states called in 2016 electionNext articleHillary leads fourteen called states so far Meagan Thompson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt ReddIt Applause for Richard Sherman defending the stress of student athlete life Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Commentary: Dealing with my reflection – Female student athletes and body image World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSphotos Twitterlast_img read more

Visitation Resumes at Pasadena Nursing Homes with Restrictions

first_img More Cool Stuff 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Visitation Resumes at Pasadena Nursing Homes with Restrictions Facilities cannot have new COVID-19 numbers for 28 days CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 3:33 pm Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty [Editor’s note: Pasadena maintains its own Health Dept. Thursday, a city spokesperson said Pasadena is aligned with the county in regards to these visitation rules. However, it is not yet clear if Pasadena has issued instructions to nursing facilities about the new procedures. Pasadena Now is working to clarify this point.]County officials announced on Monday that visitation can now resume at nursing facilities with some restrictions.Family and friends can visit their loved ones at facilities that have not had any new COVID-19 infections for 28 days.“It’s highly unlikely that you’ll see relaxing across the board at all of the (skilled nursing facilities) given the fact that they do need to be 28 days out with no new cases,” said County Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “But visitors with fever or COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter into a facility. Visitors are going to need to practice distancing of at least six feet. Everyone will need to wear their face mask at all times and signs will be posted with additional rules at each of the facilities and shared with visitors.”The announcement came the same day that county health officials reported a record-high single-day number of coronavirus cases.On Wednesday 2,129 new cases and 34 deaths were reported.According to Ferrer those social distancing and face mask requirements are also important for all residents to remember as they move about in public and visit reopened businesses.Ferrer also indicated there could be movement this week allowing nail salons to reopen.“We are working very closely with the board (of supervisors) to assess the options on the reopening. We hope that we’ll be able to share more information … as early as tomorrow about where we continue and how we continue on our recovery journey.“… There is an obligation on every business that’s open at this point to really adhere to the guidance and the protocols and directives that are out there about how to make sure that your facility offers as much safety as possible to both your workers, to your customers and to residents.”Ferrer noted Monday that county inspectors had visited 2,000 restaurants over the weekend, and half of them were out of compliance with operating protocols. Top of the News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pearse Doherty TD slams increase in welfare payment waiting times

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pearse Doherty TD slams increase in welfare payment waiting times Donegal South West TD Pearse Doherty has described the increased waiting times for Social Welfare payments as disgraceful.Deputy Doherty says that since the FG Lab government came into office waiting times have rocketed.The waiting time for the majority of claims has increased while the waiting time for just four payments has decreased.Figures show people are waiting up to 28 weeks for carers’ allowance compared to 13 weeks last year, an increase of four months.Deputy Doherty says that is many cases people are waiting up to ten months for a decision on carer’s allowance claims: Twitter Facebook Previous articleAquaculture licence delays hampering Donegal’s ‘huge potential’Next articleFoul play not ruled out in Churchill man’s death News Highland Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp By News Highland – June 20, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+last_img read more

‘Horrific Incident Has Taken Us Back To Days Of Anarchy’: BCI Condemns Murder Of Lawyer Couple In Telangana

first_imgNews Updates’Horrific Incident Has Taken Us Back To Days Of Anarchy’: BCI Condemns Murder Of Lawyer Couple In Telangana LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Feb 2021 6:23 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India has issued a statement condemning the murder of a lawyer couple in Telangana on Wednesday afternoon. “This is an onslaught on the freedom of the profession. It is proving to be exceedingly difficult and even fatal for the Advocates taking up the peoples cause,” the council said after the couple was allegedly killed for raising voice against…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?LoginThe Bar Council of India has issued a statement condemning the murder of a lawyer couple in Telangana on Wednesday afternoon. “This is an onslaught on the freedom of the profession. It is proving to be exceedingly difficult and even fatal for the Advocates taking up the peoples cause,” the council said after the couple was allegedly killed for raising voice against alleged custodial death of one Seelam Rangaiah in Manthani. It added, “It is very shocking to note and mention that the deceased had filed a PIL case against custodial death in police station and some other cases against some leader of the ruling party in Telangana and the horrific incident has taken us back to the days of anarchy and lawlessness and goondaraj.” The BCI said that the brutal and horrific murder of Advocates Gattu Vaman Rao and his wife PV Nagamani in broad daylight, in public view, proves that there exists a severe threat and attack on the independence of the Bar. “The frequent threats and attacks on the lawyers have established that the Advocates are not at all safe anywhere in the country,” it said. Thus, the Council has demanded from the Union Government to provide proper protection to the lawyers of the country and to pass some Law for the protection of lawyers. “This is the high time when the Union and the State Government should take-up the issue with all sincerity failing which the Advocates of the country would take recourse of a countrywide agitation,” the Council said. Inter alia, the Council has urged the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court to take judicial notice of the incident and pass an order for independent and impartial judicial inquiry into the incident. “The Council in its resolution has decided to write to the Hon’ble Chief Justice Ms. Hima Kohli as it appears that there is no possibility of an independent and impartial investigation by the police because of the aforesaid reasons,” the resolution stated. Furthermore, the Council has urged the written a letter to the Chief Minister of Telangana, asking him to declare and provide some meaningful help and financial assistance for the family of the concerned Advocates, including Government Job for the dependent family member/s. Advocates Gattu Vaman Rao and his wife PV Nagamani were returning to Hyderabad after attending a court case in Manthani, when their vehicle was intercepted and they were stabbed multiple times by some unidentified men. The couple was rushed to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to the injuries this afternoon. Yesterday, the Bar Council of Telangana had demanded the Police to probe the incident and arrest the culprits. It had also asked the Government to enact Advocates Protection Act to safeguard the Advocate Community, who discharge their duties to protect the rights of the Citizens. A Division Bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy of Telangana High Court took suo motu cognizance of the alleged incident on Thursday. Click Here To Download Statement Read StatementNext Storylast_img read more