Bank of Kigali(BK) ( 2014 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2014 presentation Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £500 per month in an ISA in 2020

first_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Here’s how I’d invest £500 per month in an ISA in 2020 Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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And rushing an investment decision can be very costly, so even though I’d want to get my cash invested and working reasonably promptly, I’d always put taking your time to buy the right thing as a higher priority.StrategyThat’s the mechanics examined, but that leads to the hardest part — deciding on your strategy and which shares to buy.I’d stress the need for some degree of diversification for safety — with your money spread across multiple sectors, a downturn in one (like banking) should do considerably less damage. But I wouldn’t go too far. Many experts recommend an ideal of 10 to 15 stocks, or even 20 or more, but the additional safety from each extra one soon starts to diminish. I’d have trouble getting much above 10 companies I want to own anyway, and I’d never buy a stock purely for diversification if I wouldn’t buy it on its own merits.Over the course of the year, making six investments spread across different sectors would be sufficient diversification for me to sleep comfortably, so that’s how I’d go about it. And I can diversify further next year, but only if I find companies in additional sectors that I really do want — I think it’s much harder finding my tenth favourite share than my first or second.IncomeI’d go primarily for companies offering decent, well-covered, dividends, mainly in the FTSE 100 (at least for my first year), but if I really liked the look of a smaller company or a growth stock, I’d go for it. Though having a core strategy is, I think, essential, I’d never stick to one so rigidly that I’d deny myself the opportunity to buy something else if it came along. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Episcopal Church shareholder activism works to change gun sale practices

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN March 6, 2018 at 11:18 pm I can’t believe what I’m reading. Since when is the Episcopal Church a political party. You wonder why Christian Church membership is down? When I read that my church is encouraging people to boycott the NRA or any other organization that is “Not what we consider the same as our political views” there is a problem. Jesus said, “Let the first one of you who hasn’t sinned throw the first stone”. Do you realize that the NRA membership is full of veterans, everyday citizens, and Christians? They teach gun safety courses, they have instructor training courses, and they to protect our second amendment. Granted I don’t always agree with their politics, but I am truly embarrassed by some of the politics coming out of my church leaders who should know better. Since when are we do gooders. We are supposed to be leaders who teach moral values including forgiveness. Instead we are blaming organizations who have nothing to do with the human being who uses a gun, knife, baseball bat, or even a pencil or pair of scissors to kill or injure someone else. The gun didn’t kill those children it was just an instrument used by someone to cause harm. I think the church should focus more on human beings who need help with mental illness, jobs, hunger, fear, loneliness, and any other malady we have in this world today. Investing money in chosen corporations, company’s, and other institutions should be left to the business community. Part of the church’s problem is getting out of Jesus teachings and focusing on your leaders ego’s and judgment of others. Who are we to judge others. We have forgotten how to be tolerant of others. We can’t change everything no matter how much we want to. There will always be evil. We have to be there and offer people hope. We have to be Christians and follow Jesus. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem M. J. Wise says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 2, 2018 at 8:59 pm What a proud group we’ve become! We’ve replaced laying on of hands with patting ourselves on the back. This pietistic swagger is shameful. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group February 28, 2018 at 8:56 pm Retailers are free to sell whatever they do or don’t wish to sell, but this really seems like moral preening and signaling more than something that will actually make people safer. The US tried an “assault weapons” ban (a purely imagined classification invented by politicians so they they could say they Did Something back in the 1990’s) for a decade and saw no discernible safety benefit from it.Plus, anyone claiming the mantle of Episcopalian telling people to go shop at a particular store is just embarrassing. What a shallow, vain, and materialistic time we live in. The weird thing is, Dicks still sells guns, so if guns are the root of all evil, wouldn’t the socially responsible thing be to encourage them to patronize an outdoors or sporting goods establishment that does not sell guns at all…? Just sayin’, even if I was sympathetic to the politics, lionizing Dicks doesn’t make sense to me. Tony Oberdorfer says: Gun Violence Comments (10) February 28, 2018 at 9:49 pm Thank you for this informative article about DFMS’ investing principles and the ongoing work of the CCSRIt is up to each of us individually, and all of us as a body to exercise the promises of our baptismal vows and pursue the values embodied in our Marks of Mission as public and corporate citizens. M. J. Wise says: Featured Events March 1, 2018 at 7:04 am As one who uses the discounts from AARP, I can’t help but think of how many people would not bother to join AARP without those discounts. Loss of such discounts may sway gun-owners who don’t like the NRA’s political stance. March 1, 2018 at 4:03 pm Cynthia, you might as well name names if you have evidence anyone here is a bot or from a “troll farm.” I honestly doubt anyone would bother. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Dick’s Sporting Goods said Feb. 28 that it would stop selling assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and would no longer sell firearms to anyone younger than 21. Photo: Dick’s Sporting Goods[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council in late January authorized its Committee on Corporate and Social Responsibility to join an attempt to convince Dick’s Sporting Goods to abide by the Sandy Hook Principles developed to stem the tide of gun violence.A little more than a month later, the Pittsburgh-based retailer announced Feb. 28 that it would stop selling assault weapons at its 35 Field & Stream stores.The company had removed them from all Dick’s stores after the Sandy Hook massacre. The company also said it would no longer sell firearms to anyone younger than 21, and it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines. And, Dick’s said, it has never and will never sell bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly.Dick’s also called on elected officials to ban assault-style firearms, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks; raise the legal minimum age to purchase firearms to 21; require universal background checks that include relevant mental health information and previous interactions with law enforcement; build what it called a “complete universal database of those banned from buying firearms; and close the private sale and gun show loophole that waives the necessity of background checks. All of the company’s actions and its message to government officials fit into the Sandy Hook Principles.The shareholder activism of the Episcopal Church and other religious institutional investors was not the sole cause of Dick’s decision, but those involved say it had some influence on a company that was considering a change.The Episcopal Church does not invest in gun manufacturers, but it does own stock in Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Church Pension Fund does not hold any direct investments in companies that manufacture or sell guns, according to C. Curtis Ritter, the head of corporate communications. And, unlike some investors, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the name under which the Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission) has never purchased stock for the sole purpose of engaging in a shareholder action, the Rev. Brian Grieves, chair of council’s Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee, or CCSR, told Episcopal News Service. And, both Grieves and Ritter said they are not are aware of any indirect investments in these types of companies in the pooled funds in which their organizations invest.However, the church was involved in the effort to convince Dick’s to change. After Executive Council approved the committee’s involvement, Grieves said, it joined with five Roman Catholic groups to engage Dick’s Sporting Goods in a dialogue about its gun sales.That effort actually began in July 2017 when a representative of Mercy Investment Services Inc. wrote to Ed Stack, Dick’s chairman and chief executive officer, asking the company to report on actions, if any, it had taken “on elements such as those based on Sandy Hook Principles.” Mercy is the asset management program for the Sisters of Mercy and its ministries.The retailer did not respond to the letter, Grieves said, and so Mercy, four other Roman Catholic religious orders and the DFMS filed a shareholder resolution. The filing occurred via the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, an organization to which both the DFMS and the Church Pension Group belong that helps religious organizations pool their shareholder power.“They finally responded to that, and were agreeable to a dialogue,” Grieves said.“It was a very productive and very good meeting, and they seemed to be very interested in having good procedures in place for how they sell these weapons. And so, in order to continue that dialogue, we agreed to withdraw” the shareholder resolution, he explained.Then, the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, happened. Stack said that the company founded by his father had sold a gun to 19-year-old Nicholas Cruz, the suspect in the shooting that left 17 students and adults dead. That gun was not used in the school shooting but, according to Stack, that knowledge moved the company to action.William McKeown, a CCSR member, said that it is important to remember that “the community of investors of faith has been working on gun safety for years.” The shareholder resolution with Dick’s Sporting Goods “was just one small piece of a wider effort, and no one thought then that it would be — or thinks now that it was — anything like a decisive act.“But it helped. The lesson: this work is worth doing.”Chairman and CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods tells @GStephanopoulos why the company has decided to no longer sell assault style rifles or firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, and no longer sell high capacity magazines.— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 28, 2018McKeown cautioned that, despite the Dick’s Sporting Goods decision, more work needs to be done, and Grieves agreed, saying that an area where investors can be immediately effective has arisen in the aftermath of the Parkland massacre.“As investors, we also need to thank and support those companies that are severing ties to the NRA,” such as rental car agencies, insurance companies and airlines, he said. “The pushback on them is and will be fierce, and we need to let them know we have their back on their actions.”“We own stock in a lot of those companies,” Grieves added.While many companies initially won praise for their actions, a backlash is developing. For instance, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Republican with an A-plus grade from the National Rifle Association, is leading an effort to get that state to rescind a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel. The exemption was instituted in hopes that Atlanta-based Delta Airlines would add more routes and thus help Atlanta attract more business.Shareholder engagement is nothing new for the Episcopal ChurchCCSR’s roots were at least partially planted during the effort to use the world’s economic power to break apartheid’s hold on South Africa. In 1985, the General Convention directed the Executive Council to divest itself of all holdings in companies doing business in South Africa and Namibia and urged all other church investors to do the same.Since then, the work of the variously named committee that is now known as CCSR has waxed and waned, but some Episcopalians have always believed, McKeown said, that the church can leverage its investments to advocate for the things in which it believes. The Episcopal Church has about $454 million in investments, and the Church Pension Fund controls about $13.2 billion. Joining with other faith-based investors, they focus on certain areas of concern.The Church Pension Fund concentrates on environmental sustainability, human rights violations and corporate executive and board diversity. The DFMS, through the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee, currently concentrates on product and gun safety, human rights, indigenous rights, climate change and environmental sustainability, Israel-Palestine issues and corporate accountability and board diversity.The CCSR does not make any investment decisions. The Executive Council Investment Committee oversees the DFMS’ investment activity. Grieves and McKeown said the CCSR knows it can only act within the bounds of the policies set by General Convention and through the church’s current investments.While the Episcopal Church does not invest in gun manufacturers as a matter of course, it does not have a specific prohibition against such investments. There are so-called no-buy lists against investing in tobacco companies, for-profit prison companies and companies that earn more than a specific percentage of their business as military contractors.The DFMS treasurer’s office says it invests with what it calls “a trinity of avoidance, affirmative action, and advocacy” in mind. Avoidance means not investing in companies whose activities are contrary to the church’s social and moral values. Affirmative investing involves investing in institutions that can provide financial resources to underserved communities. Advocacy centers on voting proxies and activism that “focus on constructively influencing corporate behavior.”The work ahead“The corporate world for once is leading the way while our legislators try to have it both ways,” Grieves said. “As an ethical investor, the church must engage the work of socially responsible investing. It, too, is part of our witness in the Jesus Movement.”The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is working hard on Capitol Hill, Grieves said. On Feb. 28, it issued an action alert for Episcopalians to advocate for an assault weapons ban.ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress To Ban Assault Weapons— The EPPN (@TheEPPN) February 28, 2018The CCSR sometimes continues to leverage the church’s investments even after the majority of a stock is sold for portfolio management reasons. Grieves said the committee can ask to retain the minimum value of shares needed to continue to monitor a company’s activities and engage with its operations.Grieves’ committee is due to meet again in late March, and he said the members will discuss next steps on gun control issues. It might suggest that Executive Council consider making a statement about following on the Dick’s Sporting Good action and the decisions by other companies to sever ties with the NRA, he said.It might also suggest a similar statement by the General Convention during its July meeting in Austin, Texas. That convention’s Committee on Stewardship and Socially Responsible Investing would likely consider any resolutions dealing with shareholder advocacy and other issues surrounding those types of investments.McKeown cautioned that no one part of advocacy will result in change.“I don’t think this is the way to save the world,” he said of shareholder engagement, even though he is deeply involved in the effort. “It is a useful approach because … everything is monetized and financialized so these investments provide access points for influencing decision-making and influencing behavior and influencing policy.“But they are not the only ones by any means. If you just relied on these, you wouldn’t get very far. They have to be used with everything else that everybody can think of, including marching on the streets and writing to your congressman and running for election and making contributions to good causes whether they are political or not and doing your own work in your neighborhood.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 February 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm The transformation of the Episcopal Church from a Christian denomination to a leftist political action organization is amazing! I am curious if there is a manifesto being written to replace the Bible and the B.C.P. 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA S. J. Powell says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 February 28, 2018 at 9:39 pm The shareholder “activism” of the Episcopal Church does little more than feed the egos of self-important do-gooders and in fact may often ultimately cause real harm. South Africa and the divestment issue is a good example. Yes, apartheid may be gone but so is law and order, the country is in a real mess and many South African blacks clearly would be happier if with all its faults the old regime were back even though they dare not say so. As usual, the do-gooders are never willing to hold themselves accountable before they go on to the next cause celebre of the day. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA February 28, 2018 at 8:34 pm No one needs to own a weapon that can create mass casualties in a matter of minutes. When we live in a society we have to adopt self-restraint in our public interactions and choices to compensate for disturbed persons who will abuse freedom. So we don’t get to own grenades, flamethrowers, mines, or bazookas. Likewise NO one needs to own mass casualty firepower like semi automatic weapons changed into automatic weapons by a butt stock change.As for the Florida school shooter the police were called to his address countless times. The Baker Rule was available and not used wherein police or medical professionals could have intervened with a temporary psych hospitalization and confiscation of weapons. He was also on the radar at school and showed signs of disturbance. The “no arrest” policy for school-aged kids backfired when the shooter was found bringing knives and bullets to school. He wasn’t followed-up with an intervention at that early stage of illegal activity. Law officials, FBI, and school personnel all saw the signs of pain, home disintegration, and a tortured teenager’s mind — a disaster — and didn’t intervene. I’m glad that the Church wants high casualty weapons off the table, especially since every opportunity for intervention can clearly fail so miserably. Submit a Job Listing BD Howes says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR L Dreyer says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release February 28, 2018 at 8:05 pm The lack of security at the Florida school was the reason that the murderer was able to access classrooms. In a previous communication, I stated that my grammar school locked doors and no one was able to access classrooms except by going to the principal’s office, which was also locked. Stop blaming the gun- blame the administrators at these various schools where there is no security. Totally concur with P. Cabbiness’ statement that our EC has turned into a leftist political organization! Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Liz Benage says: 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 Episcopal Church shareholder activism works to change gun sale practices Dick’s Sporting Goods decision has connection to church’s efforts Tags Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Larry Waters says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 28, 2018 P.J. 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House of Many-Worlds / Austigard Arkitektur

first_img House of Many-Worlds / Austigard Arkitektur Projects Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Oslo Finerfabrikk, RMIG, Bodi Spot Sylinder, KompaktlaminatContractor:Nytt Prosjekt ASArchitect In Charge:Tor O. Austigard, Mira WoldenCity:OsloCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ivan BrodeyOpen living in deep spaceA large family table measuring 1.5 x 3.0 m forms the center of the apartment. This open, double-height space is dominated by the wide outlook to the treetops outside, where well accustomed squirrels and birds frequently show up. The dimensions of the table alone allow family members to do be occupied with different activities around the same table – chatting, eating, doing homework – without interfering with each other, in the same social situation.Save this picture!© Kaia BrænneFrom this family table towards the interior, space becomes progressively intimate, with kitchen, lounge and library forming individual zones in a continuous social situation without separate rooms. Most interior surfaces are covered in black or white pigmented beech veneer.Save this picture!© Ivan BrodeyThe loft forms the most intimate zone of the apartment. Protected by half-transparent perforated steel panels on either side, one can have a complete overview of the social situation straight below, as well as the exterior beyond that.Save this picture!SectionThe loft is designed for sitting and lying, with a wide, multifunctional bench/bed/table and low windows. In a standing position the loft space feels confined, but in a sitting or lying position the space becomes wider, while the proximity of the roof provides a sense of comfort and intimacy. Save this picture!© Ivan BrodeyProject gallerySee allShow lessGarden Folly / Kawahara Krause ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHof van Duivenvoorde / 70F architectureSelected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAustigard ArkitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloNorwayPublished on March 06, 2018Cite: “House of Many-Worlds / Austigard Arkitektur” 06 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Norway Save this picture!© Ivan Brodey+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographscenter_img Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: Austigard Arkitektur Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” House of Many-Worlds / Austigard ArkitekturSave this projectSaveHouse of Many-Worlds / Austigard Arkitektur Photographs:  Ivan Brodey, Kaia Brænne Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway 2018last_img read more

Wairau Valley House / Parsonson Architects

first_imgArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Paul McCredieSave this picture!© Paul McCredieRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The property is located in the Wairau Valley, 10 minutes from Blenheim and close to the Wairau River as it snakes along the edge of the northern hills, a patterned rural landscape of farms, orchards, and vineyards.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThe owners were keen on a house that had a connection to the land spatially and materially. They were interested in occupying the site with a sense of encampment, where different interlinked pavilions offered different areas of occupation and privacy or openness.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieWe housed the spaces beneath low sloping gable forms and looked to blur boundaries between the land and building. Heavy linear concrete walls feel part of the land and are used to define indoor and outdoor spaces. The gable roofs float over these to provide shelter and the comforts of home. The landscape is cultivated; lines of orchard trees and vines mark the land in regular patterns and the house responds with the lines of pergolas and posts ready for planting to integrate the house with the land further still.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThe predominant materials used in the main spaces are concrete and Eucalyptus Saligna, which have been detailed and crafted to articulate the forms clearly and give a warm, engaging and natural feel.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieTo provide an economy to the construction the east and west end gable forms use standard truss roof construction and the spaces are lined in gib board, whereas the main spaces are more athletic and lofty where the family spends most of their time.Originally published January 17, 2013.Project gallerySee allShow lessSenator Pavilion House / Dayala + Rafael ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsGaleria Adriana Varejao / Tacoa ArquitetosSelected Projects Share Wairau Valley House / Parsonson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWairau Valley House / Parsonson ArchitectsSave this picture!© Paul McCredie+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs Architects: Parsonson Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Rapaura, New Zealand Wairau Valley House / Parsonson Architects Houses 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard New Zealand CopyAbout this officeParsonson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasRapaura3D ModellingWoodIcebergHousesNew ZealandPublished on October 27, 2019Cite: “Wairau Valley House / Parsonson Architects” 27 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?怀老谷别墅 / Parsonson Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

First global fundraising award winners announced

first_img Tagged with: Awards Resource Alliance  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis First global fundraising award winners announced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The winners of the Resource Alliance Global Awards for fundraising, the world’s first global awards for fundraising, were unveiled last week at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in the Netherlands.The Awards are designed to recognise creative work that demonstrates best practice in fundraising. There are four categories including Big Idea, Small Budget and Outstanding Volunteer and they are open to both organisations and individuals.The entrants are those who have already won a national fundraising award in their own country, so these awards are designed to highlight the best of the best.The winner of the Big Idea, Small Budget category was The Royal Flying Doctor Service – Victorian Section, Australia, which provides emergency evacuation for patients requiring care in specialist hospitals. It won for its AUS$1 million to acquire a jet that would reduce the flying time for patients by half.Action Aid UK, which aims to harness and enable local people to secure their rights to food, water, education and safety from conflicts and disasters, won the award for Innovative Fundraising Campaign. It focused on one particular part of Yorkshire within a national campaign in October 2009: in the first week, the campaign took up 20% of prime airtime of the main regional TV news programme and response rates to inserts were 192% higher than its national campaign.Per Stenbeck, Executive Director, WaterAid Sweden and one of the judges said: “These inaugural Awards had entries submitted from around the world. The winners demonstrated a level of work that the judges found particularly impressive.”The Fundraiser of the Year was Arundhati Ghosh, deputy director of India Foundation for the Arts, and Michael Cowan of Australia won the Outstanding Volunteer award:aAs a volunteer for Asthma Foundation NSW, he rode a Penny Farthing continuously for nine days covering distances of up to 170km a day. He raised AUS$75,000, double the previous year’s income form volunteer fundraisers.The panel of judges consisted of Dame Stephanie Shirley, The British Government’s Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy; Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE , CEO of Association of Fundraising Professionals; Ashvin Dayal, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Asia; and Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Howard Lake | 27 October 2010 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Students fight institutionalized racism in Georgia

first_img“I was livid, furious,” said Elijah John, a Black student at Kennesaw State University after seeing his image used in a GroupMe screenshot with a caption reading, “Need to call the Klan to solve this issue.” The person who posted that was another KSU student who shared a class with John.The screenshot was only one among a plethora of racist images in different GroupMe chats, which included memes that disparage Muslim and Jewish people and racially slur Black people.John met with school officials Feb. 18 and was told that the racist student had voluntarily transferred out of the class they shared. John told officials at this meeting that did not do much to solve the issue of blatant racism.John then met with the Office of Institutional Equity and was given two choices. One option placed John and the racist student on an “equal” basis, with them sitting down with mediators to try to come to a “solution” that would “benefit them both.” One solution suggested community service for the racist student. The other option was a more formal investigation to see if the racist student had crossed the line and violated KSU’s anti-discrimination policy. John says he is going with the formal investigation: “I want the student expelled from school. Switching classes is not enough. It’s just sweeping the problem underneath the rug and pretending it never existed. If KSU claims that it does not tolerate racism, then they need to punish this kid.” John also mentioned that someone at the Office for Institutional Equity whom he spoke with asked him if he thought the racist image of him was a joke.‘Fight for dignity and rights’Further concern about safety for Black students at KSU was raised Feb. 19 as rumors circulated that white supremacists were going to shoot Black students on campus. An alert sent out by the KSU Police Department claimed there were “no credible threats to our campuses.”This claim did not quell worries around campus of a potential shooting. In addition, the KSUPD had not notified students that a student was found to have a handgun in his backpack until after the situation had occurred.Faith Broughton, a psychology major, said, “There is a huge lack of concern and regard from the university, and specifically [from] our emergency responders. … We could have at least been warned to take precautionary steps.”John said he is networking with the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the campus activist group KSUnited to help him get his story known.KSUnited is a group that was started after the #takeakneeKSU movement. According to leader Alexa Vaca, it exists “because we understand the importance of having students, faculty, staff and alumni coming together to work on changing policy at KSU. We also want to act as … watchdogs of administrative suppression. Our mission is to fight for the dignity and rights of students, faculty and staff in minority groups.”When asked about the screenshot attacking John, Vaca replied, “We were not surprised whatsoever about the screenshots because we know this is the culture at KSU and this is not an isolated incident.”She continued, “It shows how the KSU administration has been complicit in letting a hostile environment fester. … How can minority students be comfortable and safe and active in their community when they’re working and studying in such a hostile environment?”Racism at KSU is nothing new. Black cheerleaders were kicked off the cheerleading squad when they took a knee to protest racism in the U.S.A Black student’s car tires were slashed and a noose was hung outside a housing building.KSUnited has a list of demands they want to see met by the university, including building an anti-racist center and ensuring students, faculty and staff are educated on issues of diversity before being able to attend the university.The anti-racist education center has been promised for at least five years, but has still not been created.KSU President Dr. Pamela Whitten sent a vague email to the student body saying that diversity is encouraged at the university. So far, Whitten has not attended any campus meetings at which issues of racism at KSU are addressed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Children’s mental health services under review

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Print WhatsApp NewsHealthChildren’s mental health services under reviewBy Bernie English – April 15, 2019 913 Advertisement Twitter Tom Neville TDMENTAL health services for children which normally operate round the clock at University Hospital Limerick have been suspended to accommodate a review of the service.In response to a Dáil question from Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Minister of State Jim Daly said the review was being carried out because only 14 patients used the service in the whole of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have to look at our resources and see if that is the best use of them and we are engaging with consultants as well as patients, their families and the HSE,” he explained.“We need to see that we are deploying our resources in the most appropriate manner when the demand is clearly not there when just 14 patients presented for treatment.”The HSE issued a statement to the Limerick Leader newspaper assuring patients and families that while the service is under review, children under the age of 14 who present outside normal working hours are still being seen, either by a paediatric consultant psychiatrist if there is one available or by another suitable doctor in the emergency department.While the matter is still under review, the HSE says it hopes to be able to produce a final plan shortly.In the meantime, paediatric patients in need of mental health services are still being seen as normal during the day. Email Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleLimerick Council pledges to take action on mental healthNext articleLimerick Businessman Awarded Prestigious All-Ireland Business Award Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyMental HealthNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patientslast_img read more

Road Committee chair says new allocation is only half what’s needed

first_img Previous articleLetterkenny could become a base for visiting motor homesNext articleBuncrana Councillor calls for action on derelict buildings News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Road Committee chair says new allocation is only half what’s needed Newsx Adverts Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny By News Highland – May 13, 2011 Facebook Twitter Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Google+ A Donegal County Councillor says this weeks announcement of additional money for the county’s roads is just half what is needed.An additional allocation of 4 million euro was announced under the government’s new jobs initiative.Commenting on the allocation Donegal County Council’s Roads & Transportation Committee Chairperson Cllr Jack Murray said it was  half of the €8million which is needed to repair the damaged roads across Donegal.He expressed concerned that the Department of Transport has specified which roads are to be strengthened and that they have not considered which roads suffered the greatest damage during the severe winter.However, Fine Junior Minister Dinny McGinley has already said the council will have discretion as to how the money is spent.But, Councillor Murray says  the guidelines do not allow for this money to be used to fix the many potholes which have formed across Donegal in recent months.Cllr Murray also expressed concern that the money would not create sustainable employment as indicated by the government. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Court finds Ireland was breaking EU law on Vehicle Registration Tax

first_img Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Court finds Ireland was breaking EU law on Vehicle Registration Tax Google+ Twitter Google+ Big changes are being predicted in the Cross-Border VRT Regime after Ireland lost a case in the European Court of Justice today.It found that Ireland is breaching EU law by charging the full amount of Vehicle Registration Tax on vehicles brought into the state from Northern Ireland on a temporary basis.This will no longer be allowed.Over the years, Revenue officers have seized hundreds of vehicles at checkpoints across Donegal but today’s ruling means many of those sezuires were not legal.MEP Marion Harkin has welcomed today’s ruling but has been critical of the government for spending a fortune fighting the case:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – March 2, 2017 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Previous articleBritish Ambassador promotes continued to focus on the ‘opportunity agenda’ post BrexitNext articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 2nd March News Highland Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more