Carpetright in profit blow as sales tumble

first_img KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Carpetright in profit blow as sales tumble CARPETRIGHT, the country’s biggest floor coverings retailer, said the outlook for 2011 looked poor as sluggish mortgage approvals meant housing market activity was unlikely to pick up quickly.British mortgage approvals, which are a key lead indicator for Carpetright, fell to 30,766 in October, their lowest monthly level in more than one and a half years.“The availability of mortgages, particularly for first time buyers, is significantly different from what it was three years ago (with people) needing a much higher level of deposit. “I think that’s having a knock-on impact through the rest of the housing chain at the moment,” Carpetright finance director Neil Page said.He was speaking after the firm posted a 28 per cent fall in first-half profit.Page is also concerned that the country’s prolonged cold snap could hit third-quarter trade.“If we have Arctic conditions for six to 10 weeks… I’m sure it will impact consumer demand. But it won’t just impact Carpetright, it will impact the whole of retail,” he said.However, he added that the company, which has 584 stores in the UK and Ireland, was continuing to win market share from smaller rivals, and said he has high hopes for the firm’s fast-growing beds business, which will be in 200 stores by Christmas. Tuesday 14 December 2010 8:14 pm whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndo whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Jim Dannals to be installed vicar at St. Mark’s in…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Sep 10, 2014 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Reverend James Clark (Jim) Dannals will be installed as the first vicar of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Port Royal, South Carolina on Thursday, September 18 by the Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg. St. Mark’s was made a mission at the 222nd Annual Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina in March 2013. Jim most recently served as Rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, Virgina. He retired from that position in August 2013. 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 Rector Bath, NC Comments (1) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Tags Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bob Hansel says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Jim Dannals to be installed vicar at St. Mark’s in Port Royal, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC September 11, 2014 at 11:06 am Wonderful news. This marks simply the latest chapter in a success story extending over the past eight years or so. Congratulations to Jim and to this sturdy little congregation that has stood firm as a continuing ministry of the Episcopal Church. Starting as a tiny “house church,” St. Mark’s has grown and thrived in the midst of a hostile jurisdiction with dedicated lay leadership and the support of a number of retired clergy. Their experience proves that, in God’s plan, it’s PEOPLE OF FAITH rather than buildings and budget that truly matter. Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

The history of Labor Day

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSLabor Day Previous articleWhat’s Coming to Netflix in September 2018Next articleWicked Wekiva Defense Will Aim To Shutdown Goodson, North Gwinnett Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear center_img Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.The first Labor Day was more of a protest than celebration.Labor Day LegislationThrough the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.Founder of Labor DayMore than 100 years after the first observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.The First Labor DayThe first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.A Nationwide HolidayThe form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From the US Department of LaborLabor Day: What it Meanslast_img read more

Highlights from Day One of the 2013 Wellington Sevens

first_imgFriday Feb 1, 2013 Highlights from Day One of the 2013 Wellington Sevens Day One of the New Zealand Sevens was all about the party atmosphere, outrageous fancy dress, and some big upsets. After a great day of rugby that included some incredible tries and plenty of surprises, we now know the line up for the quarter finals. The day had it’s fair sharing of upsets and started with a England beating hosts New Zealand 19-14, with Mat Turner scoring a great try. The reigning champions are still in with a chance of claiming their third successive Wellington title though, as they take on Australia in the next round. Fiji were one of the shocks of the day as they lost twice and now sit in the second tier bowl for the first time in their history. France join them there after losses to Kenya and Argentina.Kenya were unbeaten on the day, beating France, Argentina and Tonga and now face South Africa in all all-African quarter final. South Africa themselves suffered defeats to Canada and Samoa, but a 21-0 win over Wales got them the required points, and a safe passage through.Known for it’s festival, party, and drinking atmosphere, last year’s tournament was marred by an incident with a man running on the pitch to tackle a player, and over 100 people arrested.This year measures have been taken to prevent a repeat, and so far everything seems to be on track for the 35 000 revellers, most of which will be turning up with a groggy head tomorrow.Below are official highlights for those that missed the games, or just can’t remember them. Credit: IRBADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

Friday Funnies – Vaea Fifita avoids the tackle with perfectly executed jump

first_imgFriday Sep 9, 2016 Friday Funnies – Vaea Fifita avoids the tackle with perfectly executed jump The Wellington Lions pulled off a dramatic win in the Mitre 10 Cup Cup earlier today, beating Counties Manukau at the death. Earlier in the match though it was this incident that left a lot of onlookers with jaws wide open, none more so than the would-be tackler.After a great break down the wing and lovely piece of play, flanker Vaea Fifita got the ball then decided to literally leap over defender Piers Francis, who despite not being extremely low, was still cleared with absolutely no contact between the two.“He went down low for the hit, but there was no one there,” joked one of the commentators.It was an almighty jump by the 24-year-old, and surprisingly for many, didn’t lead to a penalty.The lawbook doesn’t state anything with regards to jumping into (or over!) a tackle, but it is commonly known to fall under dangerous play, with Law 10.4 covering Dangerous Play, and section (k) covering “Acts contrary to good sportsmanship.”It states that a player must not do anything against the spirit of good sportsmanship. So it is down to the referee’s interpretation of what is seen to be dangerous, and he is entitled to penalise it if he feels player safety was compromised.We saw Sione Kalamafoni penalised when he did the exact same thing in 2012, being told by the referee “You cannot jump over a tackle.. you run, don’t jump”.Two years prior, in 2010, Wallabies flanker Rocky Elsom was penalised for jumping into a tackle, being told by the referee  “You jumped into the tackle.. it’s dangerous play”.We have seen a number of players get away with this though, namely Shane Williams in that same year, as he hurdled covering defender Topsy Ojo, and in 2008 Fijian Viliame Satala dived over the tryline, but there were two players in front of him. The try was awarded.Check out our Related posts for these and other similar moments, and let us know what you think of Fifita’s exploits and if you think it should or shouldn’t have been penalised for dangerous play.ALSO: Scroll down to watch the highlights from the match, with an incredible dramatic finishADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

LT Josai Shared House / Naruse Inokuma Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs LT Josai Shared House / Naruse Inokuma Architects Projects LT Josai Shared House / Naruse Inokuma ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLT Josai Shared House / Naruse Inokuma Architects Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaHouses, Coliving•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan CopyAbout this officeNaruse Inokuma ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingColivingHousesWoodJapanPublished on April 18, 2014Cite: “LT Josai Shared House / Naruse Inokuma Architects” 18 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 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Naruse Inokuma Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Masao Nishikawa Collaborators:Hirotsugu Tsuboi Structural Engineers, Gn-setsubiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess Specs+ 22 Share “COPY” Year:  2013 CopySave this picture!© Masao NishikawaText description provided by the architects. This is a plan for a newly-built “share house,” a singular model of housing, even within the architectural industry. The “share house” is an increasingly popular style of living in Japan, somewhat close to a large house, where the water systems and living room are shared by the residents. What makes it different from a large house, however, is that the residents are not family and are, instead, unrelated strangers. So a special technique in both its management and its space becomes necessary for complete strangers to naturally continue to share spaces with one another.Save this picture!DiagramIn this design, focus was given to the fact that it was a newly constructed building, and the share house spaces were created through a reconsideration of the building’s entire composition. The shared and individual spaces were studied simultaneously and, by laying out individual rooms in a three-dimensional fashion, multiple areas, each with a different sense of comfort, were established in the remaining shared space. While the entrance hall with its atrium and dining table space are perfect for gatherings of multiple people, the corner of the living room and spaces by the window are great for spending time alone. The kitchen counter is suitable for communication between a relatively small number of people. The rug space on the 1st floor is the most relaxed of all the spaces.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThrough the creation of such spaces, the residents are able to use shared spaces more casually, as extensions of their individual rooms. At the same time, the individual rooms, which seem to have the same character in plan, are all different due to their relationships to the shared space, defined by characteristics like their distance and route from the living room.Save this picture!Floor PlanWhile this share house has such rich shared spaces and spacious 12.4 square sized individual rooms, its total floor area divided by the number of residents amounts to a mere 23 square meters per person. This share house is thus so efficient and rich that the countless number of one-room apartments in the world seem to make less sense in comparison.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessAmerican Standard / SPACESelected ProjectsFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected Projects Share Area:  307 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Field Way Bach / Parsonson Architects

first_img Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Field Way Bach / Parsonson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveField Way Bach / Parsonson Architects Projects Field Way Bach / Parsonson Architects Save this picture!© Paul McCredie+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” New Zealandcenter_img CopyHouses•Waikanae, New Zealand CopyAbout this officeParsonson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWaikanaeNew ZealandPublished on March 16, 2016Cite: “Field Way Bach / Parsonson Architects” 16 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save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 2014 Photographs:  Paul McCredieCollaborators:North Face Construction ltdCity:WaikanaeCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul McCredieRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This small holiday bach looks over the dune tops to the Esplanade Reserve in Waikanae, New Zealand. It was designed for a family who have owned the property for more than 30 years. An uninsulated 2 storey cabin was altered, insulated, reclad and extended.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Paul McCredieWe were keen not to add to the collection of existing suburban houses in this location, but to build closer to the spirit of a bach, to create a dwelling that is playful, low key, relaxed and that deals practically with the unique conditions of the locality. A holiday home to enjoy all year round.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieProject gallerySee allShow lessFlyover Gallery / Branch Studio ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSant Llàtzer School / Territori 24Selected Projects Share Photographs Architects: Parsonson Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Lake View House / grupoarquitectura

first_img Photographs Architects: grupoarquitectura Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Year:  Mexico Lake View House / grupoarquitectura Manufacturers: EA Ingeniería, EcostudioCollaborator Architects:Daniel Álvarez, Rosa Lòpez, Susana Lòpez, Erick Ríos, Tomás ÁlvarezCity:Valle de BravoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Agustín GarzaRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The concept of the house are two volumes intersected by a vestibule space and stairs, all spaces have views of Valle de Bravo Lake. The house is built with a bolted metal structure and the slabs are of exposed wooden beams with planks. The walls are of exposed planked concrete and without coating.Save this picture!© Agustín GarzaThe volumes are wide open to the gardens and terraces facing to East-West to capture all the sunbathing on the terraces, so we design some aluminum sunshades and we have outdoor seating areas with shade.Save this picture!© Agustín GarzaAll the floors in the upper story are from Oak, the interior spaces of the public areas are concrete and the terraces with the pool are marble, Travertino Silver Gray.Save this picture!© Agustín GarzaAll the furniture is imported proposed by Piso 18 Contract and includes brands like Flexform, B & B, Manutti, others and the kitchen is Modulnova.Save this picture!© Agustín GarzaIn terms of sustainability the house has an optimal orientation for all spaces, so in terms of temperature is very comfortable, all the crystals are Low-E. We have a wastewater recycling system for irrigation and a system of several filters of the state of the art for water purification. For water heating and for electricity generation, we have 2 systems of solar panels that fulfill both functions, which makes the house wholly sustainable.Save this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!Top FloorIn the house all the electrical systems are automated, including lighting, audio, video, security, heating, blinds, etc … .. which also contributes to the save natural resources.Save this picture!© Agustín GarzaThe process of the work as being all exposed required a lot of discipline to the contractors for previously stated location of all the elements like lamps, electrical outlets, speakers, etc …. And the precision of the anchors with the metallic structures, the concrete as being exposed had a very carefully workmanship of carpentry since at the end of casting and removal of falsework the structure was finished.Save this picture!© Agustín GarzaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Culinary Village / LUKSTUDIOSelected ProjectsNew York’s $4 Billion Tappan Zee Bridge Project Set to Open to the PublicArchitecture News Share Area:  1500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Agustín Garza+ 26 Share CopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico ArchDailycenter_img CopyAbout this officegrupoarquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle de BravoMexicoPublished on August 24, 2017Cite: “Lake View House / grupoarquitectura” [Casa vista al Lago / grupoarquitectura] 24 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?混凝土工艺和木工艺的完美配合:Casa vista al Lago / grupoarquitectura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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Agustín Garza Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Lake View House / grupoarquitecturaSave this projectSaveLake View House / grupoarquitecturalast_img read more

New finance director at Occam

first_img Occam, the data base solutions provider for charities and commerical organisations, has appointed Robin Aitken as Finance Director.Aitken has wide experience of the media and financial sectors. He launched his career with Arthur Andersen before moving on to the BBC in a number of key managerial positions. Following this he moved into entrepreneurial business, initially as Finance Director for Red Spider Limited, the brand strategy consultants. In his new role at Occam, Aitken will be responsible for all aspects of financial control and the development of its growth strategy. Advertisement New finance director at Occam  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 September 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Finance Individual giving Recruitment / people 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.last_img read more

Puerto Ricans organize themselves to revive

first_imgLinda Backiel, a lawyer living in San Juan who is a longtime advocate for Puerto Rican independence, is a guest contributor to WW.San Juan, Puerto Rico — Damages caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria have already reached $90 billion — surpassing the $74 billion “debt” imposed on Puerto Rico by the rapacious banks.Faced with this dire situation, the Fiscal Control Board has asked the federal judge in charge of the Puerto Rican government’s bankruptcy process to prevent vulture funds and other bondholders from claiming for themselves the emergency funds that the U.S. government has authorized to alleviate the humanitarian disaster.Puerto Rico is on the verge of a health crisis, with outbreaks of dengue fever, chikungunya, zika, leptospirosis, conjunctivitis, scabies and other diseases that spread due to rain, heat, lack of clean drinking water and water contaminated with debris and live and dead animals.After almost a month since Maria hit the island, according to Puerto Rican government figures, barely 8 percent of its roads are open and only 17 percent of Electric Energy Authority (AEE) customers have power. This figure includes government agencies, hospitals and businesses. The truth is that very few houses have electricity, and less than 60 percent of the population has access to telecommunications.The lack of relevant information and transparency is making people desperate. If the priority is to save lives, why, of the 79 open hospitals, do only 45 have power from the AEE with the others dependent on generators? Who determines the priorities? When ordinary people, waiting all day in the sun to receive a generator for their home, heard that AEE had given priority to energizing “The Mall of San Juan,” a luxury mall built on the ruins of a demolished public residential building, they were on the edge of rebellion.Puerto Rico is experiencing a massive exodusSome 5,000 Puerto Ricans leave the country daily. No one knows how many will return or how long the exodus will last. Soon, the estimated figure of 5 million in the United States and 3.6 million in Puerto Rico will have to be revised.Economists estimate that it will take 5 to 10 years to see any economic recovery.The governor keeps announcing grandiose plans and astronomical amounts that he claims have been granted or expended by U.S. personnel and various so-called relief entities. But there is little progress to be seen on the ground.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard and the federal departments of the Treasury, Transportation, Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration and Internal Revenue Service make all decisions about containers arriving at ports, where victims are to be relocated and other essential matters. But deliveries of containers with aid supplies and goods to supply markets and shops are consistently delayed.There is a severe scarcity of generators, batteries, candles, water, fresh fruits and vegetables, hot food and water to cook rice. The 21 municipalities where coffee is produced will not see any production for three years — the time it will take to plant thousands of trees and harvest the first crop.Puerto Rico’s Finance Department (Hacienda) was left without funds and without its computer system. The judicial branch, the least powerful branch of government, began to function partially this week. The cases scheduled for October will not be heard until December.According to an Oct. 16 article in El Nuevo Día, a quarter-million homes were damaged and some 10 percent of the population was left homeless. Some families still live in the only room in their house that was not destroyed.The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers financial help to rebuild homes, but only to those who have title of ownership or receive the government’s permission. This disqualifies many who, driven by necessity and lack of affordable housing, occupied properties abandoned by the government or the prior owner.There are 2,500 public housing units available, but by the time Maria arrived the waiting list was already 25,000 people.Over 18,000 vacant homes that were repossessed by banks should be available. But only 6,000 are certifiably eligible, while 12,000 do not meet established requirements. There are also 2,000 unsold new homes that are not being used to house the homeless.There are no cables left to repair the electricity, telephone, cable and internet lines that Maria collapsed. FEMA blames the mayors who send out cleaning brigades to clear the roads and collect debris. FEMA wants the workers to leave the cables aside and avoid breaking them so they can be fastened to others that are also broken.But workers do not open roads or collect debris on foot; they ride machines that do not allow them to distinguish between thin cables and branches of fallen trees. It has been confirmed what AEE workers have denounced for years — that AEE’s warehouses are empty. There are no cables, posts or other material needed to replace the system.It is the lack of maintenance that led to the collapse of the electrical generating and transmission systems. FEMA awarded $240 million contracts to a U.S. company for repairs — one of many such contracts — but the recipients do little other than pay their employees and distribute profits in the U.S.Still, the communities are standing strong, serving hot breakfasts and offering medical, dental and educational services to their children, thanks to volunteer community labor.The unions have opened “regional centers of solidarity” for their members and families where they offer everything from medical services to help with requests for material assistance. Restaurant chefs are providing meals to refugees and others. Almost all musical institutions and many artists are contributing their “grains of sand” — offering concerts and serenades, including to people waiting in long lines at banks.The past stage of a supposedly happy and satisfied Puerto Rico waiting to be exploited by tourists and speculators has collapsed. Behind the scenes there is a Puerto Rico that is organizing itself to revive, building on its native roots to develop new institutions that serve the Puerto Rican people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more