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Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgPremier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePremier Paints Plc manufactures and markets paint and coating products for the decorative, industrial and commercial sectors in Nigeria. The decorative range includes emulsion, gloss and textured products; the industrial range includes red oxide primer, bright aluminum paint for street light poles, bridge railings and storage tanks, and black bituminous paint, quick dry cellulose, fast dry enamel, primer surfacer, alkyd floor paint, epoxy floor paint, roof paint and stoving enamel paint; the marine range includes epoxy hybrid paint, epoxy primer red paint, epoxy finish paint and polyurethane finish paint; the wood finishes range includes a glossy finish for interior and exterior wood surfaces; the auto refinishes range includes solid, metallic, varnish and primer; thinners and solvents include a biocidal solution to control the growth of biocide, fungicide and algaecide; and the company produces a product for road marking. Premier Paint Company is a subsidiary of Red Sea Housing Services Company Limited. The company head office is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Premier Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I’d invest £5k today in cheap FTSE 100 shares to get rich and retire early

first_imgI’d invest £5k today in cheap FTSE 100 shares to get rich and retire early 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 There are cheap FTSE 100 shares everywhere you look right now. If you’ve £5,000 to invest, or any other sum, I’d seize this moment to build your wealth for the long term.Buying shares in the wake of a stock market crash may seem like a brave thing to do, but that isn’t the case if you are investing for the long term. If you buy top FTSE 100 companies at today’s low prices, you’re picking up bargains. All you have to do then is sit back and give them time to grow. I’m talking years, decades.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…Covid-19 is dominating the headlines today, and rightly so. However, it won’t always be like this. At some point, the pandemic will recede. A vaccine may be found. People will feel brave enough to go out again.I’d buy FTSE 100 shares todayOne day, current troubles will be history. However, if you take this chance to buy a spread of cheap shares, they’ll still be with you. Too many investors focus on the short term, but it’s the long run that matters. We save for retirement over periods of 30 to 40 years. Over such a timescale, short-term volatility isn’t the threat you think it is.In fact, it’s an opportunity. If you want to get rich and retire early, you have to seize on moments like this one. Buy FTSE 100 shares when they’re down, and wait for their prices to go up again.We keep banging out this message on the Motley Fool, because it’s an important one. Too many investors run scared of volatile markets and miss a massive buying opportunity.Others get greedy. They think the market will fall even lower and hold off buying until it does. The problem is, nobody knows what the market will do next. It may rise instead. Those who waited for the FTSE 100 to dip to 4,500 in March will have watched helplessly as it raced past 6,000 instead.Get rich and retire early on sharesIf the FTSE 100 had fallen to 4,500, I bet many would have got even greedier, and waited to buy until the index hit 4,000 or 3,000. The truth is, you’ll never time the absolute bottom of the market. It’ll always be elusive.The buying opportunity is here today. Despite the rebound, the FTSE 100 is still 20% lower than before coronavirus struck. Invest £5k, £2k, £1k, or whatever you have to hand. If markets fall further, then buy more shares at the lower price.Alternatively, set up a regular monthly contribution. That way you don’t have to think about what the market is doing at all. You have to pick your FTSE 100 stocks carefully, as some companies may struggle to rebound from today’s crisis. However, there’ll be others that could really fly. Image source: Getty Images Harvey Jones 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. The following may help. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

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Wales squad for 2018 summer tour

first_imgWith the 2019 World Cup on the horizon, Wales coach Warren Gatland has omitted most of his star names for the summer Tests against South Africa and Argentina Hewitt, Aaron Wainwright and Rhodri Jones were called into the squad as replacements for Adams, Francis and Charteris.Josh Navidi has also been ruled out of the squad after dislocating his shoulder in Cardiff Blues’ European Challenge Cup win over Gloucester.Cardiff Blues scrum-half Tomos Williams had been the only uncapped player in the 31-man Wales squad for their three-Test summer tour, but Wainwright’s addition doubles that tally.Dragons lock Cory Hill and Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins have been named co-captains for the trip, which sees Wales face the Springboks in Washington DC on 2 June, followed by Tests against Argentina on 9 June (San Juan) and 16 June (Santa Fe) on the subsequent Saturdays. “This summer is a great opportunity for this squad to build on their experience, get Test-match game time under their belt and face Rugby Championship opposition,” said Wales head coach Warren Gatland. UPDATED: Wales squad for 2018 summer tour Wait over: Scarlets wing Tom Prydie is picked five years after he last won a Wales cap (CameraSport) “We’ve picked a squad of 31 to try to give players as much game time as possible. It shows the depth we have built in recent years that we have just one uncapped player in the squad in Tomos, but he has been in a number of squads so knows the environment well.“We’ve picked Cory and Ellis as co-captains; they are both leaders and have experience captaining at regional level, so this is an opportunity for them to build on that. This summer is another step on our 2019 RWC path and a great opportunity to build on recent campaigns.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Moriarty and North, who have both missed significant game time because of injuries, are the only players named who went on last summer’s Lions tour to New Zealand. The absence of experienced regulars such as Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Biggar, Ken Owens and Taulupe Faletau means Wales will be hard pressed to build on a largely successful Six Nations championship in which they finished runners-up to Ireland.But Gatland is rightly resting key personnel ahead of next year’s World Cup and the tour will provide crucial further evidence on such issues as who should wear Wales’ No 10 shirt in bigger battles ahead and whether Scarlets flanker James Davies can force his way into the reckoning after a promising Test debut. Wales have called up Worcester wing Josh Adams and Exeter prop Tomas Francis for the Argentina leg of the tour.The pair were originally selected in the squad but were withdrawn when Premiership Rugby refused to release them – and Bath lock Luke Charteris – for the South Africa match because it fell outside the international window.Adams comes in for Steff Evans, who suffered a knee injury in the 22-20 win over the Springboks, and Francis has been called up as cover for Samson Lee, who is receiving treatment for a lower back injury.Related: Five things we learnt from Wales v South AfricaThese aren’t the first injuries to affect the Wales squad. Cardiff Blues back-row Josh Turnbull was called up last week after Aaron Shingler was injured in the Scarlets’ Guinness Pro14 final defeat by Leinster.Ashton Hewitt, who was brought into the squad earlier in the month, has also been ruled out of the tour after suffering a shoulder injury in training. Golden ticket: Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins goes as co-captain despite having started only one Test (Getty) Leading role: Cory Hill will share captaincy duties on the three-Test tour of the Americas (CameraSport) Taking a rest: Alun Wyn Jones gets a break one year on from his part in a drawn Lions series (Getty) Gatland’s side have won their last two outings against South Africa, both in Cardiff, but a neutral venue in the US capital awaits for the opening tour clash.Wales have won five out of the last six meetings against Argentina, all of which were at the Principality Stadium.  On home soil, the Rugby Championship side have won three of the last four Tests against Wales (in 2004 and 2006) and the visitors’ last tour series win against the Pumas came in 1999 with the side captained by Rob Howley and featuring Neil Jenkins as his half-back partner.Tickets for all three Tests are available online.  For more information visit www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/40766.phpWales squad for 2018 summer tourForwardsRob EvansWyn JonesNicky SmithElliot DeeRyan EliasTomas FrancisRhodri JonesSamson LeeDillon LewisAdam BeardBradley DaviesSeb DaviesCory Hill (co-captain)James DaviesEllis Jenkins (co-captain)Ross MoriartyJosh TurnbullAaron WainwrightBacksJosh AdamsAled DaviesGareth DaviesTomos WilliamsGareth AnscombeRhys PatchellHadleigh ParkesOwen WatkinScott WilliamsHallam AmosSteff EvansGeorge NorthTom Prydielast_img read more

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Johnny Sexton fumble leads to George Ford try

first_imgThe March 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is on sale now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ultimately the game fizzled out after a strong opening, but England will now be targetting a Triple Crown – they play Wales in round four – and Ireland will be hoping they can upset France’s Grand Slam bid in the final round. England looked in total control at the break, a Farrell penalty in the closing minutes of the half giving them a 17-0 lead.Yet it was Ireland who started the second half stronger, coming out in much the physical manner that England had started the first.The visitors had a concerted spell of pressure in England’s 22, a series of penalties helping their cause. From one penalty in front of the posts Ireland opted for a five-metre scrum and following a series of strong carries towards England’s line, Robbie Henshaw burrowed over from close range.England reasserted their authority on the hour mark. First they won a penalty with a huge scrum seven metres from their own line. They opted for the five-metre lineout and quickly had another penalty when Ireland collapsed their maul.They went for another lineout and this time got the drive going, several backs joining in too. When it splintered, England got across the line and Luke Cowan-Dickie was at the bottom of the pile of bodies grounding the ball.Ireland had the final say on the scoreboard when Andrew Porter drove over from close range for their second try and John Cooney converted after a series of pick-and-goes near the line following a lineout in the 22. Johnny Sexton fumble leads to George Ford tryEngland will have their sights set on a Triple Crown after following up their Six Nations victory over Scotland a fortnight ago with a 24-12 triumph over Ireland at Twickenham that extinguished Irish Grand Slam hopes.The hosts were hugely dominant in the first half, their physicality putting pressure on Ireland and ensuring they maintained possession – and they were helped by a few Irish errors too.Yet the game was punctuated by tetchy moments, and a raft of stoppages and replacements in the second half disrupted the flow of the match.France may be the only unbeaten team after three rounds but Ireland could disrupt their Grand Slam bid as they travel to Paris in the final round of the championship, while wins over Wales and Italy in England’s next two games could put them in title contention, too, depending on how France fare in their matches.Jump to it: A lineout during the England v Ireland match (Getty Images)Back to this game and it was an error from the Ireland captain that set up the opening try. Johnny Sexton fumbled the ball behind his own line less than ten minutes into the match against England to gift George Ford a try.England had started the game strongly – their first at Twickenham in this Six Nations campaign – and dominated possession as well as territory early on.From one attack just outside the Irish 22, England scrum-half Ben Youngs chipped over the Ireland defence and Owen Farrell chased hard.Sexton and Jordan Larmour were back to cover the kick and as it bounced over the line, Sexton tapped the ball in the air to try to catch it but then couldn’t control it.As the ball went loose, George Ford, who had been following Farrell in chasing the kick, pounced to touch down and score the opening try of the match. Farrell added the conversion to give England a 7-0 lead after nine minutes.You can watch the try – and the moments that led up to it here…Ireland were awarded a penalty from the restart but couldn’t capitalise from the five-metre lineout they opted for. Sexton had a chance to narrow the gap from a subsequent penalty but missed.Another kick ahead produced England’s second try midway through the first half. This time Ford kicked behind the Irish defence and Elliot Daly beat Jacob Stockdale to touch the ball down just before it rolled dead. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS George Ford scores England’s first try after a mistake from Johnny Sexton (Getty Images) Irish errors play part in England’s 24-12 win over Ireland at Twickenhamlast_img read more

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Election 2022: Will Becker cross the Rubicon?

first_img April 11, 2021 at 1:13 pm TENITA REID 2 COMMENTS The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCity of ApopkaCommissioner Kyle BeckerElections 2022Mayor Bryan NelsonOpinionPolitics Previous articleApopka’s ‘Hometown Showcase’ rolls out this weekend with more fun, music, food and fireworksNext articleTarget’s car seat trade-in is back Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reggie, wow, you made all these historical comparisons from some simple back and forth chitter- chatter during a city council meeting….???…..Now that is so funny, I am truly amused! Lol….and I had my mind on Rubicon, as a new brand of Jeep??? Lol Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Dee Dee Apopka City Hall Reply Why does the city want to purchase Camp WeWa? We have a complex on Poncan for sports and concerts and we also have Kit Land Nelson Park for events, Wekiva St. Park for camping, swimming etc. Would the 7 million for the camp be better spent in road improvements, maybe a couple more officers to control the speeding and racing on Lester Rd., improvements in South Apopka, and I’m sure there are other projects that would benefit from 7 million dollars. I may have missed the plans for the camp, but what exactly is the city planning on doing with the property? Purchases of this kind most always affect the tax payers in the long run. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here April 11, 2021 at 1:07 pm Opinion | AnalysisBy Reggie Connell, Managing EditorIt is believed that Edmund Ruffin fired the first shot at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, on April 11th, 1861, thus starting the Civil War. Ruffin, a member of the Palmetto Guards (this was before there was a Confederate Army) took that small first step of a four-year conflict that ultimately changed the course of history.Did Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson have his Edmund Ruffin moment last month? In the March 3 City Council meeting, Nelson pushed back on a remark made by Commissioner Kyle Becker about the purchase of Camp Wewa. It started with Becker asking this question to City Administrator Edward Bass: “…If we’ve got $3-million in operational and capital costs over the next five years, how can we ensure that we’re able to fund the critical need items as a City? How can I have assurances that we’re not being punitive to other departments and their needs? We’ve got several department heads in the room. You’ve heard from your employees. I’ve heard from several of your employees and they’ve voiced concerns about critical needs. In this room, today, do I have your confidence that we can meet critical needs while at the same time purchasing this property? …My very pointed question is… are we putting critical needs at risk from other parts of the City to pay for this?”Bass answered Becker in the affirmative, but then Nelson added this response:“I think we as a City are pretty well run. The departments operate within their budgets. We know how to run the City, but what if COVID, plus, plus, plus hit us? All bets are off… and so we can’t make promises. We built up the reserves over the 25% that Commissioner [Doug] Bankson asked for… so the reserves are as healthy as they have ever been. The debt load is as low as it has ever been… other than the water plant, which I wasn’t a part of… so we’ve made those hard choices along the way to get us where we are today. We’ve gotten ourselves in a position where we can make an offer like this… so I’m a little frustrated that we think that we’re not going to move forward in a fiscally responsible way.”Becker didn’t ask Nelson the question directly and didn’t question the effectiveness of his administration. He asked if a $7-million purchase could put any of the vital services in the upcoming FY21-22 budget in peril. Yet Nelson felt compelled to defend his actions for the last three years.Was this the first shot of the 2022 Apopka Mayoral election?No one has announced a run for mayor except Nelson, but Becker did release this statement last month when asked if he would run for mayor:“I have been asked this question several times during my two terms as Commissioner, and I have provided the same response to every inquiry,” Becker said in response. “That is to say if the person in the Mayor’s seat, regardless of who that might be, is taking our city in the direction it needs to go, aligns with the vision I have of our potential, and tactically performs the duties of the job as I would, there is no need to run for the position since I enjoy performing in my role as Commissioner of Seat 4.”“However, I am fully confident in my abilities, my approach, and business skillset to lead a dynamic workforce for the betterment of our city and residents should I decide to pursue the great responsibility of serving as Mayor of Apopka.”That certainly does not take a mayoral run off the table. In fact, it indirectly suggests that if Becker does not run, he is endorsing Nelson’s vision and direction for Apopka.It’s probably a little too early to speculate on a Becker vs. Nelson faceoff. It would probably be prudent to wait until it’s official. I’m sure that’s what other publications are doing. I’m sure that’s what Becker and Nelson would prefer.But when has that ever stopped The Apopka Voice from talking about local politics? And this would-be matchup is just a little too intriguing to wait. There are several burning questions related to this hypothetical election that need to be asked…What would stop Becker from running?There are a lot of reasons to sit this one out. First off, it’s incredibly difficult to defeat an incumbent, and Nelson will no doubt be well-funded, has strong name recognition in Apopka, and has never lost an election. He beat former Mayor Joe Kilsheimer with 63% of the vote in what appeared to be a much tighter race.Secondly, in Apopka, you cannot run for office and remain a member of the city commission. If Becker runs, he would have to relinquish Seat #4 – win or lose despite having two more years in his term.Finally, there are lifestyle factors that any candidate for mayor has to take into account. The mayor, unlike a city commissioner, is a full-time commitment. Is Becker willing to leave his employment? Is his family in support of a mayoral run? What would a Nelson-Becker election look like?In a traditional contest between an incumbent and a challenger, the first question the voters typically ask themselves is did the incumbent do a good job? If the answer is yes, it’s going to be an uphill climb for a challenger to unseat them.  It is therefore imperative that the challenger makes the case that the incumbent did not perform well. In his campaign against Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith in 2016, Becker vigorously contrasted the difference between experience and effectiveness in office. If he were to run for mayor, he would again have to critique his differences with Nelson, and also convey how he would do it differently.As a challenger, Nelson ran a withering campaign against former Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer that described him as creating a budget nightmare. There were constant barrages on social media by Nelson supporters with attacks of every variety including non-local campaign donations, high turnover of department heads, overspending, and higher taxes.When asked what is the most important issue facing Apopka (in 2018) Nelson stayed on that message. “Without a doubt, the most important issue facing Apopka is the out-of-control spending and the depletion of the reserves. We must get our financial house in order to give our residents and potential business owners the confidence that we won’t need to raise taxes and fees to balance our budget.”As an incumbent, it would be surprising if Nelson did not run on his record in office – which his speech about fiscal responsibility in March would suggest. According to his assessment, he balanced the budget, got spending under control, paid off the debt, and built reserves in the general fund. An incumbent that is comfortable with his performance in office, and in his political advantages (as an incumbent) rarely attacks a challenger. But what if Becker’s critique gains traction as it did in 2016?Will Nelson bring out the dark artists that took to Facebook in 2018? Could this campaign get ugly?When would the campaign start?In two previous runs for office, Becker announced his campaign in October, which coincides with the completion of the fiscal budget for the upcoming year. An October announcement leaves about six months for campaigning and raising money. Nelson confirmed his intent to run for re-election, but an official announcement will probably come later – possibly in the summer months assuming COVID-19 is under control.Yes, another historical reference…Over 1,900 years before Edward Ruffin took that infamous musket shot at Fort Sumter, another pretty famous politician made a provocative move that started an earlier Civil War.On January 10th, in the year 49 BC, Julius Caesar took the historic 13th Roman Legion across the Rubicon River. The Roman Senate had ordered Caesar to disband his army and return to Rome. He was explicitly ordered not to take his army across the Rubicon River, which was at that time a northern boundary of Italy. Caesar brought the 13th legion across the river, which the Roman government considered insurrection, treason, and a declaration of war on the Roman Senate. According to some authors, he is said to have uttered the phrase “alea iacta est“—the die is cast—as his army marched through the shallow river, and onto actions that ultimately changed the course of history.Will Becker cross the Rubicon and announce his intention to run for Mayor? That’s still not clear. But it looks like he has metaphorically scheduled a long weekend stay at an Airbnb condo on the banks of the Rubicon for this Fall with his wife and three daughters to take a good look at the other side. And if he starts speaking Latin, you’ll know the die is cast.last_img read more

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Gago House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

first_imgCopyHouses•San Pedro de la Paz, Chile 2013 ArchDaily Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/492577/gago-house-pezo-von-ellrichshausen Clipboard Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officePezo von EllrichshausenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Pedro de la PazHousesChilePublished on April 03, 2014Cite: “Gago House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen” 03 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 Projects Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma+ 25 Share Houses Area:  241 m² Area:  241 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/492577/gago-house-pezo-von-ellrichshausen Clipboard Architects: Pezo von Ellrichshausen Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” photographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaPhotographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaCollaborators:Diogo Porto, Constanza Collao, Martina Baratta, Linda WerabBuilder:Aroldo CarrascoStructural Consultant:Luis MendietaBuilding Services:Marcelo Valenzuela, Carlos MartinezClient:Gabriel GaticaSite Area:415 m2Architect In Charge:Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von EllrichshausenCity:San Pedro de la PazCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaIn the middle of a recently populated suburban area which could be anywhere, this house for a couple of engineers and their two children has a square floor plan divided into asymmetrical quadrants that spiral up to a height of four storeys.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaFour steps (which add 70 cm in height) separate one quadrant from the next. Installed at the intersection of the habitable walls that divide the interior is a spiral staircase with a central stairwell, regular steps and no landings.Save this picture!Construction Section & PlanTo move between one enclosed space and the next there are two routes: the stairs, which function as a diagonal short cut that intersects the corners, and another gentler one that connects the centers of each enclosed space. In total there are twelve platforms at different levels, in which a rotation of 360 degrees is equivalent to a whole floor.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe ascending sequence establishes varying degrees of intimacy and proximity between the different domestic functions, which extend from the kitchen or a couple of dining rooms at the ground level to the bedrooms or the study in the top part of the house. This stratification leads to the activation of certain rooms according to the time of day and a sort of family interaction throughout the central void.Save this picture!Construction AxonExcept for the base, which contains the earth of the back garden, this wooden house is supported on the central staircase, a robust entity of folded slabs and four reinforced concrete columns that rise through the entire height of the volume. At its base, the center of the staircase coincides with the diagonal entrance to the house. The massive presence of this composite, disproportionate column is contained by an almost provisional scaffolding of beams and columns of treated wood faced with paneling on both sides. The outer façade is lined with a ventilated sheet of boards and lightly framed glass panels.Project gallerySee allShow lessDefinitions Series: Risk, at the Storefront for Art and ArchitectureEventFirst 3D Printed House to Be Built In AmsterdamArchitecture News Share Gago House / Pezo von EllrichshausenSave this projectSaveGago House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen Gago House / Pezo von Ellrichshausenlast_img read more

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RSPCA wins charity award in New Media Age awards

first_imgRSPCA’s win recognised its main site and three microsites.Highly commended mentions were given to Drop the Debt’s e-mail campaign and YouthNet’s three viral e-mail campaigns. Howard Lake | 25 June 2002 | News 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. The RSPCA has won the charity category in the New Media Age Effectiveness Awards.RSPCA’s online strategy won the award because the judges deemed it “an excellent example of how to use the Web for activism, prospect acquisition and more efficient use of staffing resources.”The site’s clarity helped reduce e-mail enquiries so effectively that the charity was able to move a member of staff to other duties. Advertisement RSPCA wins charity award in New Media Age awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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‘Sing the positive song’ – IDA chief

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin NewsLocal News‘Sing the positive song’ – IDA chiefBy admin – April 28, 2011 666 Twitter Limerick told image is important in procuring jobsIMAGE is an issue in procuring foreign investment, and Limerick people should sing the positive song.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up That was the advice from the IDA’s Regional Manager, Sean Denver, invited to City Hall to explain where Limerick stood in the pecking order of new investment.‘We sell the catchment area on its track record, tax incentives available, its technology and its talent – we market on these assets but image is an issue, and I’d say the problem is to get Limerick people to sing the positive song”.It has emerged that a minimum of 50% of foreign investment jobs are earmarked for locations outside of Dublin.It was emphasised that the IDA’s strategy focuses  “very much on a regional basis”.Mary Buckley, Regional Development Officer, IDA, said:“We use Limerick as the entrance to the Mid West  which has 8,000 people employed in 51 IDA jobs.“The companies decide where they are going – the challenge for us is to get them into locations that they have not been considering”.Limerick, she agreed, has a proven track record in securing foreign investment, citing  the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, the Art College, Mary I and other educational institutions, air  access, business parks and proximity to Dublin and Cork, as well as other attractions.With a huge amount of under-used office space available, Cllr Diarmuid Scully said: “We would like to hear plans as we are now at crisis point”.The IDA, according to Cllr Jim Long “has fingerprints all over the slide down for Limerick, and  Cllr Maurice Quinlivan claimed there is a sense that the IDA has failed to bring any low skill jobs.In an interview with the Limerick Post, Cllr Joe Leddin, asked:“Some 10,000 foreign investment jobs were created last year by the IDA, but less than 1% of them came to Limerick, and going forward, a minimum of 50% of foreign investment must locate outside of Dublin – where is Limerick in the pecking order.“The message has now gone back to IDA  that they haven’t been delivering for Limerick and the greater Mid West Region, even though it was recommended in Brosnan’s Mid West Task Force that they beef up their Limerick office.  It’s 15 years since the last significant multinational,  Vistakon, set up in the Technological Park”.He added:I seriously question their role in terms of what they are doing for Limerick – for instance, why have they not had the 70 acre site they own for over 10 years on the Technological Park serviced with top standard infrastructure and vigorously marketed?“But now with more political clout in the city – Michael Noonan in the most senior ministerial position, as well as Jan O’Sullivan in Foreign Affairs, where the emphasis is now on promoting Ireland more, we may see a stronger return. Hopefully, the customer services company, Gilt, will, as promised by the IDA, deliver 100 new jobs in a few months”.center_img Email Facebook Print Previous articleLimerick FC face Athlone on Friday nightNext articleO’Connell could face Harlequins adminlast_img read more

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Homebuilders Team With Habitat for Humanity

first_img Tagged with: Affordable Housing Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz Homebuilders Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Affordable Housing Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz Homebuilders 2018-06-11 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News June 11, 2018 1,592 Views According to Zillow data, housing inventory has been at historic lows in 2018, and much of the available stock has been clustered at the high end, leaving many first-time homebuyers struggling to find something they can afford. With rent prices also rising in many metros, affordable housing can be all too scarce for lower-income families. While it certainly won’t solve the overarching problem, thousands of professional home builders and suppliers recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity for the eighth national Home Builders Blitz, working to construct or renovate hundreds of affordable homes in communities around the country.The Home Builders Blitz dates back to 2002, when “Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, North Carolina, part­nered with local homebuilder Tom Gipson to build 12 Habitat homes in five days,” the Blitz website explains. Participating builders have five days to organize a team, locate donations of supplies and materials, and implement the actual build.For this year’s event, industry builders and suppliers worked with Habitat for projects in more than 70 communities, scattered across 31 states. Overall, more than 2,200 builders have participated in Home Builders Blitz since its inception, with more than 1,850 homes constructed.”Home Builders Blitz is a testament to the commitment of local builders to invest in their communities,” said Sue Henderson, Habitat for Humanity International’s VP for the United States and Canada. “Since 2002, professional builders have partnered with families to create positive ripple effects in their communities. We are so grateful for their skills, time, and support.”Habitat also highlights other ways the Home Builders Blitz benefits communities beyond the houses themselves: the project fosters and improves relationships with banks, spurs donations of land from the affected communities, encourages future volunteerism, and builds relationships with local real estate agents, who often help affiliates locate usable land.To learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, click here. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Homebuilders Team With Habitat for Humanity Home / Daily Dose / Homebuilders Team With Habitat for Humanity Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: The Challenges of the ‘Housing Burdened’ Next: Non-Owner-Occupied Homes: Where Are They Most Common?  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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EPA confident about bathing water quality in Donegal

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articlePolice promise extra weekend patrols in GalliaghNext articleJames McClean being linked with £4 million move to Newcastle United admin Twitter WhatsApp By admin – April 21, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR EPA confident about bathing water quality in Donegalcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The EPA says it expects water quality on Lady’s Bay in Buncrana to improve.Figures published this morning show that of 19 bathing areas assessed, 16 were of excellent quality, two, Rathmullan and Portnablagh were deemed ‘good’ and one, Lady’s Bay in Buncrana was deemed ‘sufficient’.Tony Dolan is a member of the EPA’s Bathing Water team – He says the situation in Donegal is a very positive one, and does not expect to see any major problems in the future…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/epawater.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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