ABC Motors Company Limited ( Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgABC Motors Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about ABC Motors Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABC Motors Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABC Motors Company Limited (  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileABC Motors Company Limited markets, distributes and repairs automobiles as well as offering motor spares within the company’s offered services. The company is a subsidiary of ABC Group and is headquartered in Port-Louis, Mauritius. ABC Motors Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

NCBA Group PLC ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about NCBA Group PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Florida 511 Provides Real-time Road Conditions

first_img Please enter your comment! Previous articleUrgent Need for O Negative Blood DonorsNext articleA Note to My Son on His First Father’s Day Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida’s 511 FeaturesTraffic information on all interstate highways, toll roads and many other metropolitan roadways.Public transit, airport and seaport information.AMBER, Silver and LEO AlertsTravel information and traffic camera viewsVoice-activated and touch-tone navigation available when calling 511. Please enter your name here TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds travelers in Florida to prepare for severe weather by adding Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System to their emergency plans. The Florida 511 system provides information on traffic conditions, including road closures, emergency alerts, evacuation routes, toll suspensions and more before, during and after severe weather.From planning an evacuation route to receiving real-time traffic alerts, Florida 511 is the number one source for drivers during a severe weather emergency. “If you are in your car and you know severe weather is imminent, the first thing I would recommend is FL511,” said Trooper Steven Montiero of the Florida Highway Patrol. “Check to see if the major roadways are clear, if there are major traffic incidents on the roadway and prepare for any disaster that might take place.”There are five convenient ways for all motorists to receive traffic updates:Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Play or Apple App Store.Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.Visit for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.Sign up for a “My Florida 511” account at to create custom routes and register for email, text or phone alerts.Follow one of the 13 statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511).In addition, provides links to county emergency resources, weather reports and advisories. The “Emergency Info” tab on also may provide additional information on major road closures and alternate routes. Through, individuals can make safety plans ahead of time by creating custom evacuation routes for themselves or a group. By making a My Florida 511 account, users can create multiple evacuation routes throughout the state and sign up for time and route-specific text message, email or phone call alertsFDOT reminds all travelers to check 511 before traveling, have a passenger check 511 or pull over to avoid distracted driving. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

The Budget Debates: Three voices that are likely to be heard…

first_img Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 October 27, 2017 at 8:02 am October 27, 2017 at 9:49 am October 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm Mama Mia There you go….Part 2 of this article…right from the horse’s mouths! Be sure to read through the lines, and put your reading glasses on, I don’t want you all to miss a thing, so you all will know who to vote for, or who not to vote for, when their names come up on your ballot that affects your own financial situation also, not just the city’s coffers!….LOL No thanks, 60 years was enough for me ! Mama Mia Reply Tell it all brothers, tell it all sisters….LOL!!! Mama Mia October 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm Mama Mia Whenever I drive by Marilyn’s house, turning off of Park Av. and going up that way, on to my house sometimes, I see she still has her John Land for Mayor sign by her house. This has got me to thinking, and I am proposing that for anyone who still has one of those John Land for Mayor of Apopka signs, to bring it with you to the statue unveiling of Mayor John Land’s statue, in front of Apopka City Hall, to honor former Mayor John Land, and let him know, up there in heaven, that we still love him, and want to continue to honor him for serving our city for so long!!!! Bring those old John Land for Mayor of Apopka campaign signs with you to the statue unveiling ceremony!!! Be there, are be square…LOL! AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceThe Budget Debates: Part Two – Incumbent and unopposed commissioners are at the core of the 2018-19 Fiscal BudgetIn 2014, Diane Velazquez burst onto the Apopka political scene with a surprising victory over 18-year incumbent Marilyn Ustler-McQueen with 55% of the vote. Her margin of victory was the largest of that election cycle. Four years later, it speaks volumes that four candidates are running against each other in the Seat #1 City Commission election, while Commissioner Velazquez remains unopposed for Seat #2. It seems likely she will keep the seat in 2018, and possibly as long as she chooses to stay on the City Council.Commissioners Doug Bankson and Kyle Becker also defeated incumbents in 2016 with approximately 55% of the vote, and face no challengers until 2020. They too seem destined to have long careers on the City Council if they choose to remain.With that in mind, it’s possible that these three commissioners will form the core of the City Council for years to come no matter who wins the Mayoral and City Commission Seat #1 races.Which means the Apopka budget debate will largely be driven by this core of the City Council.And despite sharing similar political paths to the City Council, their backgrounds, beliefs, and approaches to budget creation and management are far different.***** Velazquez is a retired New York City Police detective. She values a unified Council. Velazquez welcomes debate and discussion on an issue, but once the dust settles she wants the Council to stand together.Velazquez is open to the idea of a 25% reserve in the general fund but wants more details in order to pursue that agenda. She tends to reserve her opinions until all the details are available. She is passionate, but not ideological.  “In reference to the discussion at the end of the last Council meeting regarding 25% reserves, during the discussion, I asked for the names and telephone numbers of the outside experts consulted regarding the budget for the City of Apopka (as referenced by Bankson),” she wrote in response to a query by The Apopka Voice.  “The reference to 25% reserves has been constant rhetoric at the Council meetings during public input. At the last budget workshop, a presentation was prepared and presented by Commissioner Bankson. I am reviewing the minutes of those budget workshops; as well as listening to the audio. I reiterate my sentiment during the discussion at the end of the last council meeting (Wednesday, October 18th). The City has an obligation and responsibility to provide the necessary services to the residents and most importantly, pay the entire city staff reporting to work to provide those services. The council voted 4-1 to keep the current Millage Rate the same as the last fiscal year.  As for the five-year plan, a presentation was made at the last budget workshop but it did not have a roadmap to get there.  Again, I am currently reviewing the budget workshops and audio. I hope to receive the names of those individuals/ experts that were consulted during our budget process and I reserve my opinion at this time.”*****  Bankson is the Lead Pastor at Victory Church World Outreach Center and a past Board Chairman of The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the strongest advocate on the Council as it applies to smaller government and building a larger reserve in the general fund.  He is willing to cut the budget, even make modest cuts to City departments across the board in order to bolster Apopka’s reserves. To Bankson, this is both an ideology, and a sound financial plan.  “Growth is always the preferred route to increase our reserves, however, we have outspent our growth in recent years and will need to tighten our belt to obtain a healthy reserve objective,” he wrote to The Apopka Voice.  “We cannot go to the grocery store hungry and fill our cart when it comes to the budget, and then ride the back of police and fire to push our taxes higher. Unfortunately, that appears to be the juncture we are facing as reserves and borrowing reach their natural limits. As was stated by the mayor, our present policy is that we have no policy. I agree that is our present course but disagree that it is the best course to proceed.I would propose a simple three-step approach:First, tighten the belt. An across the board cut of 1-3% in each department until our growth catches up, minus any vital services that should be put back to replace aging infrastructure needs and not spent on other projects. We have no money set aside for things such as police vehicles and are in a position that we must borrow for things that should be budgeted for. Every household when facing a financial crunch has experienced this process and government should be no different.Second, replenish the reserves. Set a percentage of every growth dollar that comes in to restore reserve levels. This will vary based on the level of growth we experience. Like anyone who has designated a portion of their paycheck to their 401k, by taking it off the top we can assure it won’t be spent and will be there when we need it.Third, establish policies that reflect sound principles. My proposal is a starting point that can and should be debated until we can agree on the level of comfort in restoring fiscal stability. It gives us a five-year window to accomplish this goal by following the above-stated principles and can be accomplished sooner if growth takes hold.Budgets can’t continue to be balanced by the use of reserve spending and borrowing. We should have a policy that when we spend reserves they must be replenished. We must also set a saving policy that reserves cash for replacement of low-level infrastructure needs such as vehicles and building maintenance rather than borrowing. We must also make sure that our assets that are supporting our retirement funds are not sold off with no regard to supporting our pension funding. We have an amazing city staff and I believe their future is worth preserving.We have been warned by staff that our present trajectory is unsustainable and my own research in speaking with professionals in city government supports that conclusion. Skies are still blue but we can’t ignore warning signs of future storms. By preparing I believe we can avoid them altogether. Growth too is on the horizon, and when it catches up its a tide that I believe can raise all boats. When it comes we will see the restaurants and amenities we all desire.”*****  Becker is a data-driven Business Analyst that demands a comprehensive study of any significant issue that comes before the City Council – the budget in particular. Anecdotes, feelings, and ideology play no role in his decision-making.  He sees the entire budget process as building blocks towards a final outcome. If after going line-by-line through each item the City arrives at a 25% reserve, he would support it.  But above all, he wants a comprehensive study of all factors as they work together. He wrote this response to The Apopka Voice when asked his opinion about a 25% reserve in the general fund: “Do you favor setting an approach for a threshold for the Reserve balance?  Most importantly, I support being smart and responsible with our budget. The GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) has a generally accepted number of 16% and we approved 18% for this fiscal budget, which is a favorable position, so I am comfortable where we are at for this year.  In terms of setting a threshold, I support a direction of having a goal in place for our reserve percentage, but the plan presented merely states it should be 25% and if reserves are used to bring the number below that percentage there needs to be a plan to replenish with 1-5 years.  First, I would love to understand why the 25% number is the right number for our city, and secondly, we are already below the 25% number proposed, so what is the 1-5 year plan proposed to get us to the 25% number?  These are points that have not been provided in the presentations we have received, and those are critical I think to shape a sound policy as it relates to the reserve threshold.To the point above about the 25% being the right number:The GFOA performed a study for the City of Colorado Springs in 2013 where they settled on an outcome similar to that proposed by Commissioner Bankson, whereas they had two distinct reserve funds, each with 12.5% threshold for a total of 25%. While the report is compelling and certainly something to reference, the report is correct in pointing out each city has a different revenue profile with resulting volatility, as well as infrastructure needs that can be vastly different. To my knowledge, no such effort has been undertaken in Apopka to get to a data-driven threshold.How do we need to get there?The past two budget cycles that I have been a part of we have taken a deliberate approach in going fund by fund, line by line in the several hundred page budget to ensure we are making fiscally responsible decisions.  This is the primary source of responsible budgeting I support, both years of which we have had a reserve balance that is accepted as above-the-mark healthy by the GFOA. If we did explore the policy regarding the reserve balance threshold, again we are below the proposed mark now, so wewould obviously need to focus on a few levers to see how we would get there. First is expense reduction, over 60% of our General Fund expenditures go towards Police and Fire, and this is money well spent to ensure our residents’ safety. We have taken steps over the last fiscal year to implement both Police and Fire Impact Fees to shift the burden of increased coverage of these departments from the General Fund funded by current residents to the growth that is causing it, based on performance there will be savings here that could be diverted to reserves.  Secondly there is revenue generation, this takes many shapes, but the first thing that comes to many people’s mind is a millage rate increase to increase property tax revenue.  Apopka has prided itself as having one of the lowest, if not the lowest, tax rates of a full-service city in Central Florida, and while I strive to keep taxes low, increased demand for city services such as building/planning, water, recreation, and other areas, as well as infrastructure improvements to existing assets may result in the need for increased staffand facilities, so the millage rate needs to be seriously discussed to ensure our city is set up for long-term success. Another revenue source is a natural appreciation of the tax base from both existing and new residential and commercial.  This is a timing issue and I think we will start seeing a more sharp increase in that base over the next 1-3 years as we welcome some larger employers into our city, as well as businesses that see Apopka as a great opportunity for expansion.  Third point is debt service, and while debt is certainly something to be mindful of, the cost of money is still low, and it can be a funding tool to control cash flow and reduce the need for large capital expenditures in a given budget year while protecting reserve balances.  Point being, all of these levers would need to be considered when we discuss this matter further.Closing thoughts:In July the Council invested six days and 24 hours worth of time reviewing and modifying the budget to something that I thought was fair and responsible for our residents.  With all due respect to Commissioner Bankson, who I enjoy serving with, he presented a proposal on the sixth day at the 20th hour of these workshops. I think the prudent approach would have been to present this proposal at the beginning of the workshops so there may have been discussion and a potentially different lens to the discussions… had the 25% threshold been the will of the Council.” Mama Mia October 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reggie, I forgot to mention to you that in the first part of this above article in reference to Marilyn’s name, it should have read Marilyn Ustler-McQueen, instead of Marilyn McQueen-Ustler, as she was first an Ustler, then married the McQueen. October 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply Oh yeah, nice photo! Reply October 26, 2017 at 4:03 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter October 27, 2017 at 6:53 am John H. Land statue dedication ceremony will be in front of Apopka City Hall, on Friday, Nov. 3, at 9:00 am (if they don’t change the time or date LOL) and the public is invited. Come get your photo made with the mayor, or mayors…LOL!!! 61 years serving our citizens in total, actually….God Rest His Gentle Soul….the Godfather of Apopka, Mayor John H. Land….! Now, please don’t blame “the previous administration” when your formerly owned city downtown parking lot gets added ” pay for use” parking meters, or builds a “pay for parking” parking garage, and you and your loved ones, and you all’s clients and customers all have to pay to park behind your business….LOL October 26, 2017 at 7:13 pm October 27, 2017 at 7:08 am I see this article is about debate. How about the subject of rebate, instead of debate, like in a rebate, refund, or credit, for our stuff not getting picked up, in a timely manner, like Commissioner Bankson made a suggestion to do at the council, for those who opted to haul there own stuff off? I thought I read where they were going to start getting the wooden fencing that is piled up and around, plus other non-tree debris, and bagged up stuff. Thursday is our day, today, and we didn’t see them come around. Our neighbors have a huge pile of fencing out into the street too, and that hasn’t been picked up. A credit or refund would have been sweet! We sure hauled our share away! Haven’t seen the regular city crews picking up regular stuff (non-tree stuff) other than household garbage in 5 weeks, at least. Where are they, and what are they doing? Wow, who knew that Daddy Bush had a favorite magician, and that his favorite magician, is none other than, “David Cop-a-feel”??? Also, who knew, that when Daddy Bush, who is confined to a wheelchair, has photo- ops with ladies, his arm just automatically falls to the side, behind their tushes, and he “cops-a-feel”??? Mrs. Bush should get out one of her rolling pins or frying pans, and commence to use them for more than her culinary skills, oh dear me…… Mama Mia October 27, 2017 at 9:40 am I wonder if Mrs. Bush has a “David Copper Frying Pan”……LOL Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Barbara McLeod You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Reply Reply 11 COMMENTS Reply TAGSApopka Budget Debate Previous articleSpirit of Florida Gospel Fest this weekendNext articleCounty ironing out boat ramp disputes Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In Part Three of The Budget Debates, The Apopka Voice focuses on the four candidates running for Seat #1 on the City Commission – Gene Knight, Suzanne Kidd, Theresa Mott, and Alexander Smith. Could one of them tip the balance on this issue? Please enter your comment! 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Midweek Madness – Sprinklers interupt Barbarians vs Samoa match in London

first_imgWednesday Sep 2, 2015 Midweek Madness – Sprinklers interupt Barbarians vs Samoa match in London By now you’ve no doubt heard all about the sprinklers that went off during the Barbarians 27-24 win over Samoa at London’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Some great photos emerged, so now you can see some footage too, mixed in with some of those classic snaps. While fans weren’t happy with the facilities at the stadium, and this ill-timed sprinkler blooper was not ideal, Rugby World Cup organisers have since insisted that things are on track for a great event, and that the venue simply experienced a minor technical fault.“A minor technical fault with the timer system led to the sprinklers coming on,” said a spokesman. “It was resolved quickly and will be investigated to ensure it doesn’t happen again.“This is why we have test events – and we are confident it will be a great RWC venue.”The sprinklers stopped play shortly after the Barbarians had scored a try, bemusing the Samoans but giving some of the old timers on the BaaBaa’s side a good opportunity to refresh.“Apart from the sprinklers going off there were no complaints from me. One of two of us enjoyed the extra shower,” said former All Black prop Carl Hayman, who was joined in the water by Barbarians skipper on the day, Bakkies Botha.This was the first rugby game ever held at the stadium. During the World Cup it will host four pool matches and then the Third Place Playoff.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Meng House / TAOA

first_img Photographs Meng House / TAOA Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Tao LeiArchitects:Tao LeiCity:JinanCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tao LeiRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Background of Meng-houseMeng-House, a project of reconstruction for a private house, is located in the east of an association row of villa community in Jinan, Shandong Province, where there are mountain peaks which may form a good landscape angle of view. The original construction was the new house which was handed over.Save this picture!© Tao LeiThis community is the typical nature commodity housing which constructs along with the Chinese commodity housing development universal imitation western-style architectural style’s unrest. Based on the above situation, architect has made the pointed reconstruction design to the original construction and the landscape to satisfy owner’s physical demands and the present conditions.Save this picture!© Tao LeiSave this picture!© Tao LeiFeature of ideaBecause the overall style and the building use of imitating western-style community do not have an inevitable inner link with the local nature and the humanities, the reconstruction itself does not have excessively many styles and the style hypothesis in stead of to gain better appropriate conformity to the original construction space and landscape which concludes the indoor outside activity space, in order to promote the spatial quality of the building. Facing the fact which decides regarding the original construction, the new extension’ parts have not come up in the style the denial or affirmed.Save this picture!© Tao LeiSave this picture!© Tao LeiDesigns already neither followed the so-called imitating western-style, nor proposed something new and different in this style. They mannered a juxtaposed way and took temperate altitude to create a new spatial shape of space. They extended a wooden box and a glass box in the different floor which was the elongation of indoor spatial space and outward.Save this picture!© Tao LeiSave this picture!© Tao LeiArchitects attempted to display geography superiority of this land sector completely, and created a dynamic space between indoor and outdoor space which concluded landscape space for the sake of making the indoor space extending to outward and echoing with the eastern mountain peak to relate unique inside with outside. Architects who achieved the building a richer activity space made the architecture itself actually simple.Save this picture!© Tao LeiSignificance of designAfter the new commodity construction’s reconstruction, architects may re-evaluate and regard that the essential significance of style and form of building for person’s life, and should seek for content spatial way which is comfortable to most individual and real life. Above all, we could rebuild a healthy way that conforms to our own cultural characteristic life concept and take it as the turning point to propose a question, a question of significance for blind and simple imitating of unclear region and time architectural style of unclear region for the environment to the human beings on Chinese commodity housing present situation.Save this picture!© Tao LeiProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture City Guide: MemphisArticlesAD Round Up: Libraries Part VIIArticles Share Meng House / TAOASave this projectSaveMeng House / TAOA Houses 2011 Save this picture!© Tao Lei+ 16 Share “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: TAOA Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTAOAOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasJinan3D ModellingHousesWoodChinaPublished on April 20, 2011Cite: “Meng House / TAOA” 20 Apr 2011. 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Apartment building on the harbour / Zucchi & Partners

first_imgApartment building on the harbour / Zucchi & PartnersSave this projectSaveApartment building on the harbour / Zucchi & Partners “COPY” Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Cino Zucchi+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments Apartment building on the harbour / Zucchi & Partners “COPY” Architects: Zucchi & Partners Photographs Photographs:  Cino ZucchiText description provided by the architects. The new residential building is part of a large urban renewal project next to the Ravenna station on both sides of an artificial canal serving as a harbour for the industries of the area. The overall plan by Boeri studio envisages a new park parallel to the water and a series of rather tall volumes along the waterfront, which currently belongs to the harbour precinct but should in time become open to the public. Within the uncertainty of this “Sliding Doors” future, we designed a double-faced residential complex, relating to the existing city fabric but ready to open toward the water edge and its possible future transformation into a promenade. On the city side, a green rampart hosting the covered parking leads to a raised central court overlooking the water. A number of small shops and the atriums leading to the vertical distribution shafts opens onto this semi-public “piazza”, which will be connected to the water promenade by a ramp running parallel to the structure. Save this picture!© Cino ZucchiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe geometric inflections of the two building blocks and the lived-in “bridge” connecting them on the water side contribute to give a sense of spatial enclosure and intimacy to the central court. The different height of the blocks are related to the long views toward the inner city and to the solar orientation of the complex. While the north side elevations of the buildings are treated in a rather “volumetric” way, the south ones are marked by the long horizontal lines of the overhanging balconies.The main facades of the building are marked by a number of terracotta horizontal “notched in” mouldings – two for every floor height – framing a plaster rendering of different shades of warm, clay-coloured shades in different hues and a cobalt blue one, creating a “mosaic” pattern – somehow inspired by Ravenna’s famous Byzantine art – which generates a sort of scalar distortion in the perception of the building. This effect of momentary “camouflage” of the dimension of the building helps connecting its “domestic” dimension to its perception from the waterside and the city, where it stands alone as a temporary “landmark” waiting for the development to transform the landscape or this part of the city. Save this picture!© Cino ZucchiA sustainable building The whole complex is conceived and realized following the latest criteria for “sustainable” and energy conscious buildings. The building masses are carefully studied in relationship with the sun orientation, with an in-depth study of the shadow pattern at all hours and seasons both on the building surfaces and on the open collective spaces. The higher building is located on the north side and the lower on the south one. The rows of balconies on the south side of the buildings screen the living rooms from the summer sun rays, while admitting the lower winter ones, greatly contributing to the energy efficiency of the complex. The north facades are marked by smaller openings contributing to low thermal transmittance. A significant part of the energy required by the building is provided by solar panels placed on the rooftop terraces of the two buildings. Save this picture!© Cino ZucchiThe thick “overcoat” insulation finished by a layer of plaster on mesh provides very low values of heat transmittance, saving energy and creating high environmental comfort for the dwellings. All materials are biodegradable or easily disposed of: stone for the window-sills, hemlock wood for the window frames, natural plaster for most of the exterior surfaces.Save this picture!© Cino ZucchiProject gallerySee allShow lessDisaster Prevention and Education Center / DRA&UArticlesLiantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Building Proposal …ArticlesProject locationAddress:Ravenna, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement

first_imgSweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 26 June 2009 | Newslast_img read more

Water Out in Several JPL Buildings

first_imgHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment More Cool Stuff Water will not be available on a number of buildings inside Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory until Thursday afternoon, due to repairs currently being done on a water main.The buildings that will not have water are 168, 169, 170, 179, 186, 233, 249, 301 and T1721.Restoration of water service to these buildings is expected by Thursday afternoon. As a precaution, fire watch teams are patrolling the affected buildings.JPL said employees will be allowed into the buildings, although they may have to speak to their managers about telecommuting because of the expected inconvenience.Additionally, employees won’t be allowed to park under Building 301 while the repairs are ongoing.Employees are advised to check the JPL Space website or the Lab Information number, (800) 303-4575 or (818) 354-8601, for updated information. Community News Water Out in Several JPL Buildings From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 1:46 pm Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Top of the News last_img read more

Two Limerick primary schools reach final of Our World Irish Aid…

first_imgNew Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Twitter Family home in Castleconnell #LimerickPostProperty NewsEducationTwo Limerick primary schools reach final of Our World Irish Aid AwardsBy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2018 1184 Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pictured is Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, TD,Picture: Andrew DownesPrimary school pupils from Crecora National School and the Mid West School for the Deaf have made it to the national final of the 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards.They, along with pupils and teachers from 10 other primary schools across Ireland, will travel to Dublin Castle on Wednesday 20th June 2018 to showcase their projects as they compete for the overall ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy.  Additionally, Castleconnell National School was presented with a Special Distinction Award at today’s regional final of the annual Our World Irish Aid Awards.The schools attended today’s event at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick which saw 15 primary schools from the region compete for three of 12 places at the national final, Best Regional Newcomer, and Special Distinction Awards.  As well as exhibiting their work and taking part in a number of activities, pupils and teachers heard from special speaker Arran Towers from Gorta Self-Help Africa who shared his own first-hand experience of the developing world.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Congratulating the teachers and pupils at all three schools, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. said that this year’s Award entries had shown exceptional creativity and understanding of the Awards’ theme ‘Transforming Our World’.“I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the teachers and pupils at Crecora National School, the Mid West School for the Deaf and CastleconnellNational School on their success at today’s regional final.“This year primary school pupils across the country have not only discovered how they, as global citizens, can help transform our world, but they have also presented their learnings, ideas and the ways in which they have already started effecting change as part of their projects.“As the Minister of State responsible for International Development, I am enormously encouraged by the level of engagement in the Our World Irish Aid Awards and by the willingness of our young people to play an active part in the international effort to transform our world.  The Our World Irish Aid Awards, bring Irish Aid’s work to build better futures for some of the world’s poorest communities directly into the classroom, challenging the next generation to ensure that it is made an ongoing priority.Now in their 13th year, the Our World Irish Aid Awards help primary school pupils learn about the lives of children and their families in developing countries, and how Ireland and 192 other countries are working together to create a safer and fairer world and a better future for all the world’s children through the U.N. Global Goals for Sustainable Development.Each entry was assessed on its creativity, understanding of the theme and its impact.  All 15 schools present at today’s regional final were presented with an ‘Our World Irish Aid Award’ plaque.The schools that go on to compete in the national final will contend not just for the overall Our World Irish Aid Awards trophy, but also the titles of Teacher of the Year and Best Newcomer School.More about education here.  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Email TAGScastleconnellCrecora National SchoolMary Immaculate CollegeMid West School for the deafWorld Irish Aid Awards Previous articleNo public eye-care plan for Limerick teensNext articleLimerick firm ActionPoint given pride of place at CONFIRM Staff Reporter Linkedin Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla clistelast_img read more