first_img WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndo FINANCIAL TIMESGREENSPAN WARNS OVER WEAKER DOLLARThe US is pursuing a policy of weakening its currency which is driving up exchange rates in the rest of the world, according to Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. Writing in today’s Financial Times ahead of the G20 meeting in Seoul, Greenspan argues that with China also holding down the renminbi, the upward pressure on currencies elsewhere risks a return to widespread trade protectionism. WALL STREET TO SIDESTEP VOLCKER RULEWall Street groups will continue to invest billions of dollars in property and companies in spite of new rules aimed at curbing the bets banks make with their capital, executives say. US financial groups such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley intend to take advantage of a little-discussed aspect of the Volcker rule to continue making direct investments. FIRST EASTERN FUND TARGETS UKFirst Eastern Investment Group, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, has launched a $500m fund to invest in small and medium sized enterprises in the uK and help them break into the Chinese market. The fund was launched yesterday in Beijing during Prime Minister David Cameron’s official visit.BA SUFFERS SETBACK IN CABIN CREW CLASHBritish Airways’ attempt to reach a settlement in its acrimonious dispute with cabin crew has hit another stumbling block after two branches of the trade union involved said they would not recommend the airline’s latest offer to members. BA and the Unite union last month reached a tentative agreement.THE TIMESMACY’S SINGS PRAISES OF MADONNAA clothing line for teenagers launched in August by Madonna and her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes is helping to breathe new life into Macy’s. The Material Girl line, which recalls Madonna’s leather-and-lace days of the 1980s, represents the American department store’s attempt to compete with outlets such as H&M.BAE HAS SIGHTS ON CYBER WARFARE AS MERGERS ARE RULED OUTBAE Systems is to look for acquisitions in high-growth areas such as cyber warfare, but mega-mergers will be off the agenda as defence cuts loom. Ian King, chief executive of Europe’s largest defence company, said that the Pentagon had made clear it did not want more consolidation between the world’s largest defence contractors because it would reduce competition.The Daily TelegraphPRIVATE DETECTIVES CHASE HP BOSS The new chief executive of Hewlett-Packard is being hunted by private detectives, it has been claimed. Investigators are said to have been hired by software group Oracle to find Leo Apotheker, who took charge at Hewlett-Packard this month. Oracle is attempting to serve Mr Apotheker with a subpoena to testify in a court case, in which it is fighting SAP, a rival company that Apotheker formerly led. ANGLIAN’S JONSON COX IS NEW UK COAL CHAIRMAN UK Coal, Britain’s largest coal miner, has appointed Jonson Cox, the former head of Anglian Water, as its new executive chairman. The company announced in July that David Jones and Jon Lloyd will step down as chairman and chief executive, ahead of the company being split into its coal assets and property operations. THE WALL STREET JOURNALEU MINISTERS, PARLIAMENT TO NEGOTIATE BUDGET INCREASEEuropean budget ministers will meet representatives from the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday to try and reach an agreement on next year’s EU budget. The council, which comprises budget ministers from the bloc’s 27 member states, wants the budget to increase by no more than 2.91 per cent from this year’s level of €122.9bn, while Parliament wants a 6.2 per cent rise. SWITZERLAND TIGHTENS BANK CAPITAL RULES The Swiss government is asking banks to set aside more capital as a cushion against losses on their trading books, a move that will affect UBS AG and Credit Suisse more than smaller institutions. The tighter rules, which come into force on 1 January, stem from the Basel III rules. Wednesday 10 November 2010 8:53 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

RH Bophelo Plc (RHB.rw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgRH Bophelo Plc (RHB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about RH Bophelo Plc (RHB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RH Bophelo Plc (RHB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RH Bophelo Plc (RHB.rw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRH Bophelo is a healthcare investment company dedicated to working closely with entrepreneurs, medical professionals and experienced business partners to service the gap between public and private healthcare sectors in South Africa. We achieve this by making acquisitions that can support our vision of providing affordable quality healthcare services for lower to middle income earners, whilst offering superior value to our stakeholders. RH Bophelo Plc is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I’d hold shares like this to get rich, and I’d buy right now

first_img Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 | More on: UPGS 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. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Forget Bitcoin! I’d hold shares like this to get rich, and I’d buy right now 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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.center_img Since the bottom of the market crash in the spring, the value of Bitcoin has been shooting up.  But I don’t think the move is sustainable over the long term. And there’s no dividend income if I hold Bitcoin. On top of that, the higher the price of Bitcoin goes, the more I believe the risk of a reversal to the downside increases.So, I’m not making Bitcoin part of my long-term portfolio of investments. And I don’t believe the cryptocurrency can contribute to my quest to get rich and retire early. I’d sum up Bitcoin up in one word: risky.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…I reckon this is a share to buy nowBut there’s a huge opportunity for me in London-listed small-cap shares such as UP Global Sourcing (LSE: UPGS). For starters, I like the modest valuation with the earnings multiple near 12. And with the share price near 94.5p, the dividend yield is around 4%. On top of that, the balance sheet looks strong too.Meanwhile, today’s full-year results report reveals to us the strength of the company’s performance with cash. Indeed, the firm has just repaid the money it received from the government under the Coronavirus Retention Scheme. It’s also paid all its deferred VAT and PAYE payments. The company reckons the repayments were possible because profitability and cash generation were “stronger than expected” during the crisis.As well as demonstrating the strength of the company’s finances, I reckon the move to repay money to the government also reveals the integrity of the management team at UP Global Sourcing. Both factors encourage me to make a long-term investment in the company’s shares.The firm makes its living by owning, managing, designing and developing well-known brands focused on the home. It sells to more than 300 retailers in 37 countries and divides its products into the categories of Audio, Heating and Cooling, Housewares, Laundry, Luggage, and Small Domestic Appliances. The brands include names such as Beldray, Intempo,  Constellation, and Progress. There are also licence agreements in place for the Salter and Russell Hobbs brands.Targeting sustainable growthThe growth strategy involves continuous development of the portfolio of brands for “mass-market, value-led, consumer goods for the home.” And the company targets the sales channels of discounting retailers, supermarkets, online platforms and international retailers. The directors reckon that the “tried and tested” approach led to a “resilient” performance for the full year to 31 July 2020, despite the challenges of the pandemic.Although total revenue decreased by just over 6% in the period, the company adapted well to the changing market dynamics. Indeed, online revenue rose by just over 47% to become 14.5% of the total. And supermarket revenue increased by almost 40% to become more than 24% of the total. Meanwhile, underlying earnings per share slipped by just 2.5%, which I think is a modest decline given the tough year’s trading.Looking ahead, the directors are “confident” the strategy will deliver sustainable growth in the coming years. I’d buy some of the shares now and hold for the long term as part of a diversified portfolio of promising small-cap shares. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

8 Nations Poster Spotted in Netflix Movie ‘Mute’

first_imgAn eagle-eyed viewer has spotted an ‘8 Nations’ poster in a 2018 movie called ‘Mute’. 8 Nations Poster Spotted in Netflix Movie ‘Mute’‘Mute‘, a 2018 movie released on Netflix, is about a mute bartender trying to find the love of his life who has strangely disappeared. However one eagle-eyed viewer spotted something even more strange.Reddit user BluesBoys101 spotted an 8 Nations poster on a wall in one of the scenes which takes place in a cafe.Sadly we cannot see who the extra nations are but if you would like to take a look at the thread, click here. We recommend it, some of the comments are hilarious.Related: Should the Six Nations have promotion and relegation? Taking place in the future, and in Germany, this is a peculiar type of poster to see, however it is clear that director Duncan Jones, is a huge rugby fan.The only son of David Bowie, Jones has allegedly said that he has been gutted he hasn’t been able to get rugby into any of his previous movies. Considering his first movie, Moon took place in space, and Warcraft was in a fantasy land, this is not surprising.However it appears he has managed to shoe-horn some rugby into Mute.Jones has also tweeted on more than one occasion on his fondness for rugby. Mute: The poster was spotted in a Netflix TV show called ‘Mute’ Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd, the movie has drawn comparisons to Bladerunner and has had mixed reviews.But it is not the only movie or TV show on Netflix with some rugby entwined within it.In Marvel’s Jessica Jones there were countless references to rugby, and the Sacha Wolff movie Mercenary revolves around the sport.Related: The Great Migration: Director of ‘Mercenary’ Released in 2016, Mercenaire,  centres around Soane Tokelau, a rugby player who moves to France to attempt to make it in the sport.Additionally in Netflix UK, Matt Damon plays rugby in a scene during Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.Considering there are very few movies about rugby, we welcome any attempt to involve the sport.center_img Six nations is back! Ahhh! Something incredibly comforting in that, with everything going on these days.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 3, 2018 Well done Duncan Jones and credit to BluesBoys101 for spotting it!Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Larry the lawn chair guy and the spirit of flight

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Up, up and away…InspirationBy Charles TowneFlying!The dream of man. Would you like to fly?  I have dreamed of flying, like in; flap your arms and fly! But darn it, every time I wake up I am still earthbound.Larry dreamed of flying. You may have heard of him. He was also known as Lawn-chair Larry.  Back in July of 1982 Larry took 42 large weather balloons, filled them with helium, and tied them to his lawn chair. Then he tied several plastic gallon milk jugs filled with water on the chair for ballast, and with some peanut butter sandwiches, strapped a parachute on his back and had a friend sever his mooring line.I don’t know what Larry expected but it wasn’t what he got. He thought he was going to float slowly up to about thirty feet, look around for awhile and descend, but that isn’t what happened. When the line that was keeping Larry earthbound was severed, ZOOM!He was up, up, and away!  Over fifteen thousand feet away!He came to a stop up there about three miles above the earth!  The wind carried him into sight of several jetliners near the L.A. International airport.  As it turned out Larry shot several of the balloons with an air rifle that he had carried with him for the purpose and slowly descended.  Larry was asked three questions and I thought his answers were interesting.Question # 1, “Would you do it again?”  To which he answered, “No thanks!”Question # 2, “Are you sorry you did it?”  To which he answered with a grin, “No way!”Querstion #3, “Why did you do it?” He said, “A man can’t just sit around.”  Which to my way of thinking is quite a statement when your claim to fame is tied to sitting in a lawn chair.Larry dreamed of flying, he flew.  What is your dream, and what are you doing to see it realized? Reply Well, I have an idea it was a tad chilly! As to the breathing part, some folks with breathing problems such as C.O.P.D. might need supplemental oxygen. Larry might have been a bit weird but I sure do like his spirit. You have a nice day now, and God bless. Charles T Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Live simply,Love generously,Trust God, and make a difference, today.Charles Towne is a longtime Apopka resident, member of Insp!re Church and a published author. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 March 12, 2017 at 2:23 pm TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleJesus Film Project now available in 1,500 languagesNext articleCriminal justice reform coalition takes case to lawmakers Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 13, 2017 at 9:07 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 2 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Wow was that crazy of Larry! I heard something about that in the past. I wonder how he breathed up there, as I think the atmosphere changes, that far up, and the temperature gets colder too? Charles Towne Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Rocafull House / Paco Oria Estudio

first_img Area:  165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” 2019 Save this picture!© Jose Luis Iniesta+ 37Curated by Clara Ott Share Spain Rocafull House / Paco Oria Estudio Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926912/rocafull-house-paco-oria-estudio Clipboard Manufacturers: Daikin, Thermochip, Caviti, Pando, Vicente Camp SL “COPY” Rocafull House / Paco Oria EstudioSave this projectSaveRocafull House / Paco Oria Estudio CopyAbout this officePaco Oria EstudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationValenciaOn FacebookSpainPublished on October 23, 2019Cite: “Rocafull House / Paco Oria Estudio” [Casa Rocafull / Paco Oria Estudio] 23 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 Architects: Paco Oria Estudio Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Paco Oria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926912/rocafull-house-paco-oria-estudio Clipboard Lead Architects: Photographs Clients:Carol, RomainCollaborators:Tania Magro Huertas, Amaya Martínez MarcosCity:ValenciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. It is about reviving a 100 years old house between party walls in a state of abandonment.It is located in the Cabanyal neighborhood of Valencia. An old fisherman’s quarter that expands inland from the coastline with a grid pattern. Our plot is the minimum unit in that order: rectangular, narrow and deep. And the house sticks to the street, leaving a patio at the back.Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaThe house is unique. It retains its solid brick walls and its wooden beams. So we saw its value: a handmade execution and the quality of well-selected and manufactured materials Tradition.The main action is to strengthen the building envelope, the horizontal structure and the decks. Undress, dismantle and reinforce are basics. So the continent is emptied and reduced to a skeleton with an open interior.Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaThe house is for a young couple with twins. They are already living in this quarter, so they know that intrinsic aspects of the building that must be maintained. They know we need to solve the humidity issues and to promote cross ventilation. That we need the winter sun and that we will hide from the summer sun.So, the project focuses on giving a fluid open space on the ground floor, while packing it on the first floor to include the entire requested program.Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaSave this picture!Section s1Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaOn ground floor we try to connect two opposite facades, from the street to the backyard, compressing its entire program aside, next to the stairs. Thus, a single open space is built and connects both exterior spaces, generating a logical visual path from the entrance to the backyard.Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaOn first floor, the existing height is used to divide the spaces vertically. A wooden mezzanine is created to increase the surface of the bedrooms. And, as a lookout post, a terrace overlooking our own patio and the void formed by the rest of the backyards of the block is rebuilt.Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaSave this picture!Street elevationSave this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaThe communion among clients and architect allows choosing the imperfection and apparent fragility of clay and wood. At a time when imperfect materials are questioned, those that require concentration in its production and placement, that will require maintenance; it is decided to select them as a modest but sincere response with the place, with the house itself.The clay for the walls, for the deck slabs and roof tiles. And for the pavements, which extend outside impassive to borders. Wood for windows, furniture and blinds. And for the staircase and mezzanines.Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaWith all this, the intervention is able to concentrate the forces in the manipulation of the house and the existing, allying itself with its memory and its way of being, with its textures and its relationship with the Mediterranean light that haunts and wraps it.And this manipulation tries to transform the house into an improved version of itself, taken further than expected, so that it lasts another long time, hoping that the rest of the neighborhood will also do it with those same values that define it.Save this picture!© Jose Luis IniestaProject gallerySee allShow lessZeppelin Station / Dynia ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHotel Arena in Amsterdam / Team V ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Valencia, Spain Photographs:  Jose Luis Iniesta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: last_img read more

FLO Apartment / Marina Portolano Arquitetura + Flavia Torres A…

first_img 2018 FLO Apartment / Marina Portolano Arquitetura + Flavia Torres ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveFLO Apartment / Marina Portolano Arquitetura + Flavia Torres Arquitetura Houses Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935160/flo-apartment-marina-portolano-arquitetura-plus-flavia-torres-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs:  Maíra Acayaba Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMarina PortolanoOfficeFollowFlavia Torres ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVila IpojucaBrazilPublished on March 10, 2020Cite: “FLO Apartment / Marina Portolano Arquitetura + Flavia Torres Arquitetura” [Apartamento FLO / Marina Portolano Arquitetura + Flavia Torres Arquitetura] 10 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Vila Ipojuca, Brazil Manufacturers: AutoDesk, FRANKE, REKA, Baraúna, Cia das Telhas, Deca izy, Decorart, Estúdio Bola, Firgal, Ovo, Projeto de pedra, Teto Móveis, Trimble “COPY” Save this picture!© Maíra Acayaba+ 30Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs Location:Bel Zaidan / Bioma lab Category:HousesCity:Vila IpojucaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionText description provided by the architects. The apartment is located in a privileged area of the building: on the only floor where each unit has access to a private garden as well as an external area. A fundamental premisse of the project was, therefore, to heighten the connection between the apartment and the outdoors. Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaIn this project we had the perfect opportunity to create the open space and inside/outside feeling of a garden house in a new São Paulo apartment block. To make the most out of this opportunity we extended the garden into the interior of the apartment. In the entrance hall, we proposed a garden under the stairs, which dialogues with the external area adjacent to it. The floor is made of raw bricks, and the same material is also found on the terrace, just outside the living room. In this way, the inside and the outside could come together cohesively. On the external deck, we proposed a pergola in wood and metal structure, which provides a pleasant shade on sunny days whilst also allowing the use of the external area on rainy days, with a table for communal eating. Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThe project sought to create an identity for itself via the use of specific materials that create a connection between the common areas of the apartment. To promote this spatial relationship among different areas, we chose the wooden slat, applied in the entrance hall, where it provides the cozy feeling of ‘coming home’, and in a linear cabinet, which connects the living room, kitchen and utility room. In addition, it also equips the space with the storage and infrastructure needed for a fully functional leaving space.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaOn the second floor you will find the couple’s bedroom, the baby’s bedroom as well as a small office. For each room, tailored furniture was designed, aiming to better meet the needs of each occupant.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow lessEtudes: The Poetry of Dreams + Other FragmentsArchitecture BooksHouses Townhouse Nocedal / Norte ReadymadeSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Architects: Flavia Torres Arquitetura, Marina Portolano Area Area of this architecture project Marina Portolano, Flavia Torres, Laura Peters, Laura Pappalardo FLO Apartment / Marina Portolano Arquitetura + Flavia Torres Arquitetura Lead Architects: Year:  Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935160/flo-apartment-marina-portolano-arquitetura-plus-flavia-torres-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

Fundraising For Dummies® (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

first_img Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising For Dummies® (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Three local radio stations and Al Jazeera told they can go back to work

first_img March 2, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News Organisation After negotiating with the managers of three privately-owned radio stations that were ordered to suspend broadcasting yesterday, Somalia’s transitional federal government today told them they could resume broadcasting, Reporters Without Borders has learned from Omar Faruk Osman, the secretary-general of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ).The Mogadishu bureau of the Qatari TV news station Al Jazeera, which was also ordered to suspend operations yesterday, was likewise told it could go back to work.“This common-sense decision was the only fair option for the government,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As it had signed a charter and given undertakings to the international community, it finally realised that repression was not the right road. Now that dialogue and negotiation have demonstrated their effectiveness, we hope that such coercive measures will no longer be used and that the government has understood that repression is counter-productive and only serves the enemies of peace.”The transitional government yesterday sent letters to the managers of Radio Shabelle, HornAfrik and Radio Quran Kariim (Holy Koran) ordering them to suspend broadcasting. Signed by Mogadishu security chief Col. Ahmed Hassan Ali, the letters summoned them to his offices for “instructions concerning their work.”Although the government gave no reason for the measures, these three Mogadishu-based radio stations have often been accused of bias in favour of the Union of Islamic Courts, the alliance that controlled Mogadishu until it was ousted by government forces at the end of last month.After a meeting today lasting several hours, government spokesman Abdirahman Dinari announced that the three radio stations were “authorised to go back to work,” Reporters Without Borders was told by the NUSOJ. In return, the radio stations undertook to “protect national security and interests and to cooperate with the government,” NUSOJ added.Yesterday’s measures came nine days after the closure of Radio Warsan, the last privately-owned radio station operating in the city of Baidoa, where Radio Quran Kariim’s correspondent, Hassan Mohammed Abikar, has been held in an undisclosed location by a government militia since 1 January. Receive email alerts to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en January 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three local radio stations and Al Jazeera told they can go back to work January 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Help by sharing this information After negotiating with the managers of three privately-owned radio stations that were ordered to suspend broadcasting yesterday, Somalia’s transitional federal government today told them they could resume broadcasting. last_img read more

Existing Sales Rise Above Market Volatility

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / Existing Sales Rise Above Market Volatility The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. May 3, 2016 1,724 Views Related Articles About Author: Xhevrije West Existing Home Sales Housing Market 2016-05-03 Brian Honea  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Existing Sales Rise Above Market Volatility Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Global market turmoil coupled with supply and demand troubles have not been enough to restrain home sales, which continue remain on a strong path supported by positive labor gains.Ten-X’s Residential Real Estate Nowcast expects existing-home sales to outperform the previous month in April with a 3.6 percent increase from March and a 7.4 percent year-over-year increase. The company projects that sales will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.3 and 5.7 million, with a targeted number of 5.52 million.Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio explained, “U.S. home sales have recently been subject to volatility on a monthly basis, mostly due to external factors. However, beneath that volatility are clear signs that sales activity is floating at a relatively high level overall. And, while concerns remain over broader trends such as global economic volatility, weak first quarter U.S. GDP growth, and persistently lower oil prices affecting energy-based companies, the U.S. housing market stands firmly on solid ground supported by a solid labor market.”Existing-home sales have suffered in recent months due to the continuous imbalance of extremely low inventory levels and rapid home price appreciation, but homebuyers overcame the housing market’s biggest obstacle in March with a rebound in home sales.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Wednesday that existing-home sales rose 5.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million in March from a downwardly revised 5.07 million in February and 1.5 percent year-over-year. According to NAR, the median existing-home price for all housing types in March was $222,700, up 5.7 percent from $210,700 in March 2015. This marks the 49th consecutive month of year-over-year gains.Last month’s nowcast was nearly spot on, calling for an increase to 5.32 million units in March and outperforming the consensus estimate of 5.27 million.”Closings came back in force last month as a greater number of buyers – mostly in the Northeast and Midwest–overcame depressed inventory levels and steady price growth to close on a home,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist. “Buyer demand remains sturdy in most areas this spring and the mid-priced market is doing quite well. However, sales are softer both at the very low and very high ends of the market because of supply limitations and affordability pressures.”Expectations for home prices also fell within range, with the nowcast predicting home prices within the range of $209,207 to $231,229. Ten-X expects sales prices for existing homes to fall between $218,770 and $241,798 in the month of April with a targeted price of $230,284, representing 3.4 percent month-over-month and 5 percent year-over-year gains.”Online activity by prospective home buyers continues to signal the slow but steady growth that we saw in existing home sales during the first quarter of 2016, ” said Ten-X EVP Rick Sharga. “Job creation, wage growth, low interest rates, and stronger household formation numbers are offsetting some of the headwinds that have hampered the housing recovery for the past few years.” Previous: Buffett: There is No Housing Bubble Next: Housing Discrimination? Not on HUD’s Watch Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Housing Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more