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Kolos Cement Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgKolos Cement Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kolos Cement Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kolos Cement Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kolos Cement Limited (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKolos Cement Limited is involved in the import, processing and wholesale distribution of cement. The company offers grey cement in bulk and in bags. Kolos Cement Limited also owns and operates the trademarks Kolos and Ecocem. Kolos Cement Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Forget Bitcoin and gold’s rising prices! I’d invest money in crashing shares to retire rich

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Fitzpatrick: “I think there may be a recall if what I…

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSChristine MooreDistrict 7Matthew FitzpatrickOrange County Public Schools Previous articleBrain-eating Amoeba and What You Need to KnowNext articleBehind the Scenes of Carrie Underwood’s New NFL Song Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Matthew Fitzpatrick has a lot to say on Facebook. During his campaign, he has posted several long articles mostly outlining his views on education and thoughts on how the Orange County School Board should operate.However on Saturday, he got more specific in targeting OCPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Board Chairman Bill Sublette, and Fitzpatrick’s opponent, District 7 board member Christine Moore.Matthew Fitzpatrick: “They have all become a little too cozy down there.”In his Saturday post on his Facebook page, he wrote this:“When the School Board Chairman endorses his counterpart on the School Board, and the other School Board members not running or running unopposed contribute to her campaign, and, so I am told, the Superintendent accompanies the incumbent to a church before the election…I think they have all become a little too cozy down there. What’s to stop them from voting each other raises, sweet retirement packages, and discretionary funds that amount to campaign cash?”According to Lorena Hitchcock, a Senior Specialist for Media Relations at the OCPS, a board member’s salary is based upon Florida Statutes 1001.395; which includes retirement benefits based upon the rate set by the Florida Legislature. She also confirmed that each board member has a $40,000 budget to be used for purposes of benefiting their schools, students and staff. That also is determined by the Legislature, but voted on as part of the OCPS budget.Fitzpatrick’s post continued:“We need to find out how each of them spent their discretionary funds…I think there may be a recall if what I am hearing is true. We need change…we need an education movement that is stronger than politicians and poverty…an education movement that brings real change…I gotta stop…I just wanted to share today’s morning post…several more to come…only 2 months to go and I have a lot to say…”Fitzpatrick is the surprise second-place finisher in the OCPS Board District 7 election. He is in a runoff election against Moore, the incumbent who received 8,353 votes, but did not gain a majority. Fitzpatrick received 4,589 votes, edging out third-place finisher Isadora Dean to qualify for the runoff.Moore thinks Fitzpatrick’s attitude might work against him if he were to be elected“In a campaign you are auditioning for the office you are running for,” she said. “It’s unfortunate when someone running for the board attacks its board members. It’s counter-productive. He needs to focus on how he could do the job better. It’s concerning if he makes allegations like that when there is no basis for them. Don’t damage the institution just to win an election.”When asked about his Facebook posts from Saturday, Fitzpatrick did not back down or walk back any of his thoughts. He first pointed his comments at Sublette.Christine Moore: “It’s unfortunate when someone running for the board attacks its board members.”“It just doesn’t seem like the proper thing to do for someone in his position,” Fitzpatrick said. “I kind of compare it to what Supreme Court Justice (Ruth) Bader-Ginsburg did when she came out and said people shouldn’t vote for Donald Trump. It’s a weird thing when someone seeks to influence whose going to be working with them after an election. That creates a situation where you are working with people that didn’t want you to win.”Sublette believes it is completely appropriate to endorse a candidate you work with. He also referenced national political examples.“It is common for elected officials to endorse candidates for office in our country,” he said. “My endorsement of Christine Moore, who has done a fine job for the citizens of Apopka and West Orange, is no different than the President endorsing a candidate for the Presidency, a County Commissioner endorsing a candidate for County Commission, or, for that matter, a Speaker of the House or a Senate President endorsing a candidate for their chamber.  It happens all the time.  I have a strong working relationship with Ms. Moore and am proud to be on her re-election team.”Fitzpatrick also took issue with OCPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins’ relationship with Moore. In particular an alleged tour of churches.“I was told that she (Jenkins) escorted Christine Moore to different churches during the election,” he said. “Now that would seem to be highly improper for someone to do before an election… especially a superintendent who answers to the school board. These are people that make employment decisions and pay for the superintendent. And for the superintendent to be working to get her elected is not a proper situation to have.”Moore denies she was escorted by Jenkins to different churches, but does acknowledge inviting her to the St. Paul’s AME Church in Apopka on August 21st, and attending another church service that Jenkins was speaking at in the past month.(Note: Dr. Jenkins was contacted, but did not respond by the time of this article’s publication.)Fitzpatrick’s biggest contention seems to be in the $40,000 discretionary fund each board member is given each fiscal year. This discretionary fund is part of the OCPS budget for the fiscal 2016-17 budget, which is projected to be close to 3.5 billion dollars. Board members’ salaries of $42,681 are also included in that budget.“Now the other side of the coin is the discretionary fund the school board members get to spend on their schools. So what they can use that money for is to get their name out there if they want. They should advertise that yearly on how they spent that money to hold themselves accountable without someone having to search public records. I know some of that money was spent on murals at certain schools. If you can use that money to get your name out there to do positive things that are noticeable to the public…and they are very selective on how they use that money. So if you’re using that money to show everyone what you’re doing for that school, you can get your name out there to that community in ways that make people think that you’re the best thing since sliced bread. Now I don’t have $40,000 to make people think I am the best thing since sliced bread. So when you connect someone’s name to doing things at their school, that’s campaign cash. It’s not called campaign cash…it’s not classified as such, but it’s doing the same thing that campaign cash does. It’s an accountability thing. If we are going to give that much money to a school board member, we need to know how they’re spending it.” “We need to find out how each of them spent their discretionary funds…I think there may be a recall if what I am hearing is true.”-Matthew Fitzpatrick“It’s concerning if he makes allegations like that when there is no basis for them. Don’t damage the institution just to win an election.”-Christine MooreMoore denies any political use of her discretionary funds. According to her, she spent them on school uniforms, the Apopka Jazz Festival (that Orange County students are performers), rocking chairs for Lockhart Elementary, various small expenditures for several schools and a mural for the new Dream Lake Elementary to name a few.“There are a lot of restrictions put on the discretionary budget,” she said. “You can’t just spend it on anything.”(Note: A request from The Apopka Voice to OCPS for Moore’s discretionary expenditures could not be received by the time of this article’s publication.)Fitzpatrick would not reveal his sources on issues that might cause board members to be recalled, but he did offer this ominous comment about what is being said by employees at the OCPS District Office.“I’ve just heard some things that are concerning. I worked down at the District Office for 2 years. I worked with every floor from the first to the ninth. I have people in every department that are friends. People respond to me in personal messages rather than Facebook because they can’t afford to say the things they’re thinking. Teachers, administrators, district office people are sending messages about stuff that’s going on. Those people are hard workers and they see a lot more than I see on a day-to-day basis. But I saw enough to know there’s things we need to fix. There are some things that are obvious and some things behind the scenes. People need to be really concerned about the way they treat people, and the way they operate.”last_img read more

Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern / Valdivieso Arqu…

first_img Houses Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern / Valdivieso ArquitectosSave this projectSaveSingle House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern / Valdivieso Arquitectos Projects CopyAbout this officeValdivieso ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityAlpedreteSpainPublished on September 14, 2016Cite: “Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern / Valdivieso Arquitectos” 14 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More 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 Year:  Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  198 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern / Valdivieso Arquitectos Architects: Valdivieso Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Photographs 2015 ArchDaily Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Alter-Materia, Ebanisteria Herranz, Talleres Antonio SegoviaCollaborator Architects:Ángel L. Valdivieso, David VerdúInterns:Fernando de la Torre, Carmen Bruna, Patricia LoboProject Management:Alejandro Valdivieso, Joaquín Jesús Cepas FloresConsultants:Miguel NevadoContractor:Construcciones Eugenio Herranz S.L.Cost/Sqm (Excluding Vat):1025,33 euros/sqmArchitect In Charge:Alejandro ValdiviesoCity:AlpedreteCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David FrutosRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Building a single-occupancy home over a former water cistern was the starting point of the project. The site, subsequently altered over time, reached its final configuration circa 1955. It has two levels, facing south, and has remained unaltered since then. The site is part of a low-density suburban environment, which belongs to a development model distinctive of peripheral areas, characteristic of the first third of the 20th century as the summer stays residential areas in the mountain range of Madrid. The site contains typical scrubland vegetation, increased with non-native but suitable species, conditioned by the region´s dry continental climate (very warm summers and very cold winters).  Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!© David FrutosIt was initially an underground cistern connected to a well that supplied the main and original building of the state. It presented informal floor plan geometry, probably due to the adaptation to a rocky ground. The unevenness of the ground propitiated the surfaced of the southern side of the fabric, which adopted the image of a strong retaining wall that confined, on this side, an upper paved platform where is located the well head, and which was occasionally used as space for celebrations. When the cistern no longer fulfilled its mission, it started to be used as a warehouse and storage room for all sort of objects and utensils, but without any other adaptation than an entrance aperture. The interior constructive and structural configuration was then revealed. This was the first re-appropriation, yet the place continued maintaining its initial ethos as an accessible exterior space, that hides, underground, a warehouse. Save this picture!PlanThe final re-appropriation occurred with the transformation of the site in order to address the commission. Neither the immediate environment nor the toponymy is modified; quite the opposite, the pre-existing is accepted as a possible trace pattern (the curved glass façade follows the trace of the former step to be maintained). On the former paved platform emerges a perched object that moves forward and overhangs facing south over the novel empty space produced by the unevenness of the terrain. The inferior ground level is slightly lowered in order to, with the creation of a new enveloping wall, create a veranda that is placed outside the former platform atmosphere, and that now boasts being, at once, interior and exterior.    Save this picture!© David FrutosThe upper floor of the house occupies the new prefabricated volume built with cross-laminated timber made of large, multi-layered panels of spruce-pinefir (SPF) lumber sitting on top of a new metallic structure that does not interfere structurally with the old massive structure; composed of natural stone, ceramic brick and concrete. This volume shapes a big open space that works simultaneously as living/dining room and kitchen, communicating the house with the common garden. The lower level, partially buried, includes the private and intimate spaces, fragmented rooms of retreat, opened to a patio and to the aforementioned  private interior-exterior porch veranda facing a pre-designed artificial landscape unlike the natural picturesque of the common garden. Save this picture!SectionA building envelope of the new volume has been designed with a high degree of thermal insulation concerning a distribution of blind/open planes that optimizes natural lighting and cross ventilation (in response to the oriented geometry embedded within the existent landscape and to the a new landscaping strategy as a summer/winter passive conditioner); in addition to those other conditions particular to the pre-existing cistern volume (massiveness, natural ventilation, distribution of window spaces and apertures, spaces semi buried and `cave or grotto effect´; reinforces the energy concept of the house, fundamentally based on passive measures. Save this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow lessVacheron Constantin / Bernard Tschumi ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Atelier / Biome Environmental SolutionsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 27 Share CopyHouses, Sustainability•Alpedrete, Spain Photographs:  David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img

Escobar Renovation / Chen + Suchart Studio

first_imgArchDaily Structural Engineering: CopyAbout this officeChen + Suchart StudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPhoenixUnited StatesPublished on November 23, 2016Cite: “Escobar Renovation / Chen + Suchart Studio” 23 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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 BDA Engineers, Greg Brickey Photographs Houses United States Verge Design, Joby Dutton, Justin Novak ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Construction Company: Escobar Renovation / Chen + Suchart Studio Escobar Renovation / Chen + Suchart StudioSave this projectSaveEscobar Renovation / Chen + Suchart Studio Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Manufacturers: Cosentino, Western Window Systems, Arkema, HSS Photographs:  Matt Winquist Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects Project Manager & Project Designer:Aaron BassNew Construction Area:7.2 sqm livableRenovated Construction Area:55.8 sqmArchitect In Charge:Chen + Suchart StudioTeam:Patricia Chen Suchart, Thamarit SuchartCity:PhoenixCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matt WinquistText description provided by the architects. Sited in the 1930’s era neighborhood known as F.Q. Story, the Escobar Renovation represents the character and flavor of one of very few areas in the young city of Phoenix, Arizona that can be called historic. The majority of the 602 homes that comprise this neighborhood still retain the varying architectural styles that make this district unique. Homes in this area are distinctly smaller than today’s average homes. Save this picture!© Matt WinquistThe Escobar Renovation is a renovation to an existing home whose architectural style can be categorized as having an English Tudor style. With the exception of a small storage closet, this home has largely remained untouched for nearly 100 years. As a result, the spaces of the home served a very different need indicative of that era. The existing 1,100 square foot (SF) house was separated into many different spaces each being closed off from one another. Codes and guidelines mandated by the City of Phoenix required that any new work to the exterior maintain the character of the historic qualities of this home and neighborhood. Save this picture!© Matt WinquistSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Matt WinquistOur proposal for the renovation and addition to the existing home is deeply rooted in an architecture that is aesthetically and functionally of our client’s needs in today’s era.  In the main space of the public area, the decision was made to make the same footprint feel more expansive both in plan and in section.  All the walls of the existing public areas were removed to promote one larger space where the living room, kitchen and dining area became one unified space.  This unification of space was further expanded upon by taking advantage of the existing attic space as well, allowing for a vaulted area over the living room while returning to the original ceiling height for the kitchen and dining area.  This space further expanded outwards to the backyard area where the interior and exterior spaces merge as one space joined by operable sliding glass doors.  The continuous sinuous move in the ceiling plane serves to expand the sense of the space where the existing space could be perceived as something much larger.  Save this picture!© Matt WinquistThe addition of a master bedroom and bathroom occur within the construction of the new 400 SF addition.  Fundamentally, connection with the historic home needed to engage in a dialogue with the existing home’s language without being a facsimile of a different era.  Typologically, the addition is sympathetic to the existing home while distinguishing itself as something distinctly new, as an open ended gabled form.  Full height glazing and operable glass sliding doors lead out to an enclosed patio within the extrusion of this form.  A cantilevered concrete patio and walkway unify the new covered patio with a covered patio of a similar language located adjacent to the dining and kitchen area.  This addition also contains the new master bathroom where the gabled space expands skyward to a skylight while retaining privacy.  The addition is clad with a standard 22ga standing seam metal system with a charcoal kynar500 finish.  The panels continue vertically from wall surface to become the roofing surface as one unified materiality for the addition.  The configuration of the end of this metal gable further reconceptualizes the iconography of the gabled form.   Save this picture!© Matt WinquistHow does one interact with the language of a much different era within the context of the current time period, and can it be modern?  The Escobar Renovation proposes questions about language and iconography within the context of a 1930’s era home.  The proposition of an architecture which is rooted in an era nearly 100 years later became the challenge of this project.  Our renovation sought to work within the confines of the existing language while establishing a distinctly different language.  This dialogue being engaged unifies both the existing and current languages of the home, the spatial qualities and as a result, engages the perceptions of the iconography of both the modern and traditional home.  Save this picture!© Matt WinquistProject gallerySee allShow lessWaigaoqiao Cultural & Art Centre / Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Ltd.Selected ProjectsAedas Wins Two International Competitions to Design Airports in Shenzhen and Hong KongArchitecture News Share Area:  63 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Phoenix, United States “COPY” Save this picture!© Matt Winquist+ 26 Sharelast_img read more

ARTE S / SPARK Architects

first_img Malaysia Projects Area:  72500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: AkzoNobel, BTicino, Daikin, Aliya Safety Glass, ESTOP & Pentens, Havana, KIMGRES, MML, Tong Heer AluminiumSave this picture!© LinHoRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. SPARK has completed Arte S, a residential development located at Jalan Bukit Gambier near the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. The project consists of a pair of condominium towers containing 460 residential units. The tallest tower is 180m, the buildings together comprise the tallest “twin tower” development on the island. The client Nusmetro, a Malaysian property developer commissioned SPARK Architects to design the building and its landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of Nusmetro GroupSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© LinHoArchitectureThe Arte S twin towers sit at the base Bukit Gambir, a lush tropical mountain located at the heart of Penang Island off the Western coast of Malaysia. The geometry and composition of the towers was inspired the dramatic surrounding land form that mediates between the steeply rising hillside of Bukit Gambier and the coast line of the Penang Strait.Save this picture!Courtesy of Nusmetro GroupSave this picture!Section. Image Courtesy of SPARK ArchitectsSave this picture!© LinHoThe twin towers and the podium are articulated by the curvilinear movement of balconies, terraces and pools that echo the way man has occupied Penang’s mountainous terrain over time. The mountain landscape has been interpreted as a series of layered flat surfaces that resemble steps, a graduated terracing of the building podium and its twisting towers is the signature of the Arte S project.The geometry of the two towers was generated by the extrusion of an elliptical floorplate, augmented by the addition of a waveform brise-soleil that is subtly rotated at each floor level to achieve the building’s twisted appearance.Save this picture!© LinHoSave this picture!Courtesy of SPARK ArchitectsSave this picture!© LinHoThe Western tower sits closer to the mountain, climbing to 50 storeys, it is the third tallest tower on Penang and offers spectacular views towards the ocean. The shorter of the two towers rises 32 storeys from the layered podium. The geometry of both towers steps back at their upper most levels to create penthouses sculpted from the final 3 floorplates.Save this picture!© LinHoSave this picture!29th floor planThe taller tower has a sky garden at level 35 that incorporates two pebble-form recreational “resident club” pods. The larger pod can accommodate up to 60 people for events, the smaller hanging pod houses a Jacuzzi. Together the pods create a dramatic visual signature for the development whilst offering the residents spectacular views across Georgetown and the Strait of Penang. Save this picture!© LinHoSave this picture!37th floor planThe design provides a variety of apartment types for buyers. Future flexibility is achieved with column-free and beam-free apartment spaces that facilitate interior adjustments as tenant requirements change. Designed for tropical living the units are orientated to bring in light and air without the need for air-conditioning. All common areas are naturally ventilated and day-lit.Save this picture!Courtesy of Nusmetro GroupLandscapeThe lushly planted perimeter gardens and podium levels shroud the building’s car park and takes advantage of the tropical climate to merge naturalistic tropical planting with the building’s geometry. This result is layered, comfortable and shaded pool terraces supplemented by an organic form gymnasium pod. The green layering of the terraces continues to form a distinctive street presence and address for the development that has human scale and lush texture.Save this picture!© LinHo“In the early residential work of architect like Mies van der Rohe he created a new ground level by elevating the first floor. In Malaysia many residential developments sit atop ugly car parks” says Stephen Pimbley. “We wanted to capture the value of the Mies idea by lifting the piano nobile to create a beautiful landscaped communal space for the residents, that steps down as a series of green terraces to the primary street elevation of the development, shrouding the car parking facilities in a manner that is consistent and sympathetic with the layered terracing of the apartment towers” he added.Save this picture!© LinHoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Mill / GutGutSelected ProjectsGreen Box / Muxin StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:3, Jalan Bukit Gambir, Desa Mutiara Ii, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, MalaysiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyLoft•Gelugor, Malaysia CopyAbout this officeSPARK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftCondominiumCondoSpark ArchitectsskyscraperPeneng IslandGelugorMalaysiaPublished on May 16, 2018Cite: “ARTE S / SPARK Architects” 15 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Loft ARTE S / SPARK Architects Architects: SPARK Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ARTE S / SPARK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveARTE S / SPARK ArchitectsSave this picture!© LinHo+ 57Curated by Joanna Wong Share “COPY” Photographs:  LinHo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2018 “COPY”last_img read more

10 veterans charities share £22.7m of LIBOR funding

first_img10 veterans charities share £22.7m of LIBOR funding  218 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis45 Tagged with: Funding Libor statutory funding  217 total views,  1 views today The Aged Veterans FundThe Aged Veterans Fund was set up in 2015 with a total of £30 million of LIBOR funds available to support older veterans.It is designed to support non-core health, wellbeing, and social care needs for older veterans (born before 1 January 1950), including surviving Second World War veterans, those who undertook National Service, and other voluntary enlisted veterans who may need some focused support in relation to their health and social care needs.This is the final round of awards and follows the Fund’s initial grant of £6.6 million to eight organisations in 2016.Grant recipientsCommodore Barry BryantCommodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General of Seafarers UK, one of the beneficiary charities, commented:‘After several years of lobbying for proper recognition for Merchant Navy Veterans, Seafarers UK was pleased when the Veterans’ Minister agreed that they should be brought under the terms of the Armed Forces Covenant. However, there is little point in recognition without action, and we are now delighted that we have been given the resources to research and support this community of unsung and forgotten heroes.“We hope that they will soon stand alongside their military brethren in the eyes of the public, and their deeds will remind the nation of the huge debt that we owe the Merchant Navy, yesterday and today.”Poppyscotland is receiving nearly £4 million to manage 14 projects under its Unforgotten Forces programme. These provide wellbeing improvements to homes, helps to prevent veterans from feeling isolated, and support to those who suffer hearing problems.Mark Bibbey Chief Executive at Poppyscotland said:“We want people to understand that key organisations in the area of support provision have joined forces to provide a more holistic provision for aged veterans. If a veteran is engaged with one organisation, for example, they can immediately be referred to another – or multiple consortium members if required. The essence is strength in numbers and we want the identity of our consortium to reflect this.”£4.8 million was awarded to the Legion Healthy Living Portfolio, led by The Royal British Legion, to promote healthy living through a number of ways including local activities, research to improve services, and the training of specialist staff.Steve Baynes, Head of Grants and Social Policy at The Royal British Legion said:“The grant will enable us and our partners to focus on achieving lasting social change for aged veterans. The veterans to benefit will be from a range of communities, including those who are at risk of becoming socially isolated, struggling with their physical or mental health, with hearing loss or in residential care. Many of the projects will also benefit carers and family members of those who Served, and some are research-oriented so that we, as a society, are better informed of current and emerging needs.” Grants totalling £22.7 million from LIBOR fines funding are being made to 10 charities to improve support and provide new services to help older veterans.The money, awarded by the Aged Veterans Fund, will be used to provide access to health care and carers, support with using the internet, and offering general advice.Defence Minister Mark Lancaster said:“Our veterans have given so much for their country, and the Aged Veterans Fund is a way of us thanking our older veterans and ensuring they are cared for in later life.”Charities receiving latest LIBOR fundingThe ten charities to receive the awards are:Age UKPoppyscotlandThe Royal British Legionthe British Nuclear Test Veterans AssociationCornwall Rural Community CharityRural Action YorkshireSt Johns and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare ServiceAge CymruSeafarers UKHospice UK.What is LIBOR funding?The funding is generated from fines on banks that break banking rules, such as manipulating the LIBOR or The London Interbank Offered Rate. The Government decided, and HM Treasury announced in 2012, that “the proceeds from LIBOR fines would be used to support Armed Forces and Emergency Services charities and other related good causes that represent those that demonstrate the very best of values.” Advertisementcenter_img Main image: Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 Howard Lake | 15 April 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis45 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

Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’

first_img TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsUS News Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the nomination of Miguel Cardona to be education secretary on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Washington. Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’ Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleAmeresco Announces Completion of Renovations to The Shaw’s Center in Brockton, MassachusettsNext articleAnjaneyap, Inc. Obtains $1.275 Million in Right to Attach Orders Against Former CEO Taresh Anand and His Associates Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 last_img read more

GSEs Release Mortgage Portfolio Updates

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles December 1, 2020 1,186 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released monthly summary reports covering October. The reports contain information about the GSEs’ monthly and year-to-date activities related to gross mortgage portfolios; mortgage-backed securities; and other guarantees, interest rate risk measures, serious delinquency rates, and loan modifications.The full Fannie report can be found on The following are the October 2020 highlights provided within the report:Fannie Mae’s Guaranty Book of Business increased at a compound annualized rate of 12.0% The Conventional Single-Family Serious Delinquency Rate decreased 15 basis points to 3.05% 3.6% of Fannie’s Single-Family Conventional Book of Business based on unpaid principal balance and loan count, respectively, was in active forbearance, the vast majority of which were related to COVID-19; 17% of these loans in forbearance (based on loan count) were still current0.5% of our Multifamily Guaranty Book of Business based on the unpaid principal balance was in an active forbearance, the vast majority of which were related to COVID-19Fannie Mae issued resecuritizations that were backed by $10.5 billion in Freddie Mac securitiesFannie Mae’s maximum exposure to Freddie Mac collateral that was included in outstanding Fannie Mae resecuritizations was $123.1 billion.The full Freddie report can be found on, and the enterprise reported the following highlights:The total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 25.7%Single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume was $89.7 billion, representing 71% of total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases and issuances. The aggregate unpaid principal balance (UPB) of our mortgage-related investments portfolio decreased by approximately $6.7 billion  Freddie Mac mortgage-related securities and other mortgage-related guarantees increased at an annualized rate of 26.1%The measure of our exposure to changes in portfolio value (PVS-L) averaged $10 million  Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago GSEs Release Mortgage Portfolio Updates Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-12-01 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Release Mortgage Portfolio Updates Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Initiative Targets ‘Disproportionate’ Challenges of Black Homeownership Next: Loan Application Defects Are Down From 2019 Subscribelast_img read more

Update: Letterkenny SNA protest goes ahead despite government u-turn

first_img WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleCharge of assaulting a PSNI officer dismissed in Derry JSA caseNext articleGovernment reverses planned cuts to Special Needs Education News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – June 25, 2013 The Education Minister’s received Cabinet approval for extra resources to reverse planned cuts to special needs education from September.A massive rise in applications for resource teaching services had meant students were facing a cut in teaching hours.But Ruairi Quinn’s been given permission to allocate an extra 500 teaching posts in September – on the same day a Fianna Fáil motion on the issue was to be debated in the Dáil.The Education Minister’s also established a working group on how to go forward with special needs education given what he says is the unsustainable increase in demand.Meanwhile, a protest to highlight cuts in special needs education provision goes ahead at the Market Square in Letterkenny tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at 6 o’clock.Katy Mc Cafferty is one of the co-ordinators, she says today’s announcement only addresses some of the issues:[podcast][/podcast] Update: Letterkenny SNA protest goes ahead despite government u-turn Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Facebooklast_img read more