Category: hnjgtpxy

CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Read More

City Council advances New Errol to next stage

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Becker remained unconvinced of the viability of the project but showed signs of optimism in a statement after the vote. “I realize there are a number of Errol residents that fully support the plan laid out by Signature H, and I share their enthusiasm about what is being proposed, as it would mean a new chapter in that community, preservation of the golf course, and a place for Errol families to enjoy time together.  However, my job is to ensure the project is viable and to protect the interest of our residents.  At the time of the vote, the applicant did not have a clear answer for who would be paying for this endeavor, nor who would be operating the proposed golf course, lodge, or water park; details I think would be available at this stage of the process, especially when considering the applicant has never taken on a project of this scope or scale.  I do respect the will of our Council, as well as the investment of time by both the applicant and Errol residents, and look forward to the next phase of this process.”Both the Wyzisks were happy with the outcome, but realize there is a long way to go.“Our team is very pleased with City Council’s decision to move forward with our plan for New Errol,” said Wyzisk III. “They examined our plan closely, asked questions, and ultimately agreed with the recommendation of their staff to move our project forward for State review. We’re pleased, but we still have a few steps to go. This wasn’t just a win for us, but also for the Errol Estate community and Apopka. The plan for New Errol has enormous support from the community and that was clearly demonstrated to City Council tonight.”“We heard the types of thoughtful questions you would expect from a City Council,” said Wyzisk Jr. “Sure, a few were a bit premature considering how early we are in this process, but the good thing is that we now have some foresight of what they’ll want to be answered when we come before them next time. This vote gives Errol a chance to save the golf course and revitalize the community. Without this vote, I am confident the failing course would permanently close.” Gwendolyn Ings Brown TAGSCity of ApopkaErrol EstateSignature H Previous articleFASTSIGNS of Apopka employees receive national sales awardsNext articleWhat is the true cost of vehicle ownership? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT August 24, 2017 at 10:09 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Together all Apopka residents it’s apparent that the current mayor of Apopka the honorable Joe Kilsheimer has the interest of all Apopkans residents at heart when considering allowing this endeavor to progress to the next phase. I am going to say at this point and Time we elected the most qualified Man to represent our community. Apopkans Mayor Kilsheimer continue to show trutly prudent leadership and we’re growing in numbers of Buisness and it seems remain a vibrant small town community. We are on the Brink of economic growth and sustainable development can and Will add to the growth ,to the point where as a community we can become the destination of untold citizens, seeking a family friendly activities filled with a multitude of things to be involved in. Come grow with Apopka means just that, in the coming months Kelly Park crossing will be ramping up much needed retail and Buisness opportunities in that area of Apopka. Make no mistake our current mayor and staff has a vision of the new Apopka City center and surrounding areas of Apopka that fortune 500 companies would envision to consider relocating just because of what Apopka offers. We have room to grow and your family and friends can remain assured that their interest will always be considered by the commission first. My family relocation to Apopka was education, religion, lake Apopka, zellwood corn festival, Kelly Park springs wonderful water way, The springs and many more wonderful ameties that’s minutes away. Now with the near completion of the last leg of the 429 belt way and the potential growth it will bring and yes urban sprawl if and only as citizens we don’t remain involved in the process. So in closing keep in mind one voice counts as well as many voices. As one citizen to another Apopka Florida is a great place to raise kids we’ve got a great place to be outdoors with the family. We have a wonderful church community. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Votes 4-1 to move the project to the state level Signature H Property Group, the developers of the “New Errol” project, presented their massive undertaking to the Apopka City Council Tuesday night. The project, which would completely transform Errol Estate, includes:A redesigned championship golf courseA 15,000 square foot clubhouse with restaurantA boutique lodge hotelA two-acre water parkOutdoor parks and trails264 new residencesA resort-like Adult Living FacilityIt was also learned that the project would cost $150-million to construct in total and that the 10-year projection for the project is expected to net $121 million.The City Council was cautiously optimistic and voted 4-1 to approve the Ordinance (2581) on first reading. This moves the project to a state review, but before the voting, there was significant skepticism and hard questions asked of Signature H.“For us the responsibility here is… I kind of feel like I’m the father whose daughter’s heart has been won and now we have to have “the talk”,” said Commissioner Doug Bankson. “It is our responsibility to be skeptical. Are there any holes? Because this is a big issue… this is tremendous. Anyone who sees this would want this to come to Apopka. We would love to work together on this. But the big question is can you produce?”Bankson asked about Signature H’s experience in golf course development or projects similar to this.“Personally none,” said Helmut Wyzisk III, President, and COO of Signature H Property Group. “That’s why you bring somebody in like Steve Smyers. He’s done courses all over the world. And then you’ve got a great superintendent who has built courses with Steve Smyers. They’ve done this before. They have a track record. No one is looking at us saying ‘Are we going to draw a design? Are we going to engineer it? Are we going to shovel the dirt?’ That’s not our expertise. You get the right guys in the room for that.”Steve Smyers is a world-renowned golf course architect based out of Lakeland that is contracted to oversee the redesign and redevelopment of the Errol golf course, according to Signature H.Bankson also asked about the funding for the project.“As soon as this is re-zoned, the value of this property goes up a lot,” said Wyzisk III. “So we’re able to subordinate the project with the value of the property. So the property itself goes into the deal, so that provides us equity funds initially to start building out the amenities, building the clubhouse, building the water park… starting with the amenities first so we can get the high dollar value that we want for our residentials.The rest of it is debt financing. As this started to go public, we started getting calls from a hand full of people that were interested in this project, and we’ve been vetting them the last few months, and it’s only picked up. We’ll be coming out next week with an announcement as far as who we selected as a financing partner who will go forward with us.”Bankson remained troubled by the lack of experience Signature H brought to the project.“If you come in saying we’ve already done this type of project and here is the proof it’s much easier to make that leap. Not to cast aspersions on you, but it’s not unreasonable to say you don’t come with credentials of having done this before, although you come with a great team in place.”Wyzisk III pointed out the unique nature of this project as reasoning for a lack of experience.“To your point as far as having done this and experience… the reality is … no one has. No one comes to you and says ‘I’m in the business of re-developing golf courses. I’m going to corner that market. This is brand new. To think that two or three people are going to steer this is a joke. This requires a team and I think that is one of our strongest assets… we’re business-minded entrepreneurs … we’re problem solvers. We’re not golf course developers. Team building is within our skill set, and that’s what we’ve done. But this is truly the last opportunity for this golf course to ever operate again. It will close on September 4th, and if this project doesn’t go through, I can confidently say it will never open again. It just won’t.”Wyzisk’s father Helmut Wyzisk Jr., the Chairman and CEO of Signature H Property Group, explained further.“This is like a wheel with spokes. It only works if all the elements are together. If you pull the ALF, if you pull the water park, and you pull the revenue stream, it doesn’t work. If any of that stuff was modified, then we wouldn’t even be here today. When we take the model and the refinement the City has done, it’s just gotten better and better. I can assure you there is not a doubt in my mind, or in Signature H Property that this project will be funded before we get this rezoning done. So there’s your assurance. This plan has come together so well and with so much support, and it’s a good business model. Because the reality is from our perspective, we could just build 800 homes…forget the golf course. There’s no risk to us. We’d do exactly what you said. We’d go to Pulte or KB Homes. We’d plot-out a plan and that’s it. We’ve got no risk. We make $40-million and leave the city.”“That’s what we don’t want,” said Bankson.“But that’s what I’m saying,” said Wyzisk Jr. “This is going to happen either way. The property is not going to sit there. On September 4th it closes… it’s done. But this plan has not even thought of that process. That’s not even on our radar. That shows you we have confidence in this business model.”Commissioner Kyle Becker also displayed a significant amount of doubts toward Signature H. He was also the lone dissenting vote.“Conceptually I love the idea. I’m a golfer myself. I think for the community this is a value-add. But what the presentation lacks is who you are at Signature H. As a company, you haven’t done a project like this or scale…so can you shed light on what you have done? In terms of a company.”“In terms of the company, this is a new venture for us, so we are a collaboration of the individuals you see in the front row and more,” said Wyzisk III. “What I said before about team-building…so we are entrepreneurs first. But if you look at this, it isn’t just a real estate project. This is a business model, so we came at this as businessmen… as entrepreneurs.”“And that sounds nice,” Becker responded. “But when you’re seeking finances to do a project, the first thing they ask is ‘What do you do for work? How do you make money? How are you going to repay the debt you’re asking me to give you?…How do you answer that?”It’s real simple,” said Wyzisk Jr. “We’re subordinating the property into the deal. You’re taking 400 acres of property that will be rezoned with no debt on it – zero debt – and you’re subordinating it to an equity player.”“So how much is the land worth currently?” Becker asked.“We will be able to make that public to you…,” said Wyzisk Jr.“It’s on the property appraiser website,” said Becker before Wyzisk Jr. finished his answer.“We’re doing a pre and post appraisal of the property,” Wyzisk Jr. said.”“So you don’t know how much it’s worth?”“It doesn’t really matter what it’s worth right now,” said Wyzisk Jr. “We know the value today as it sits (zoned) Parks and Recreation is not very much.”“$1.8 million, which represents a 58%decrease from the last time it sold for $4.5 million,” said Becker. “How much do you anticipate the total cost to construct the golf course, water park, lodge, clubhouse and the assisted living facility? The total operation?”“The entire project is about $150-million when you add the residential and everything over four years in the market study,” said Wyzisk II. “But I think what you’re getting at is how will you fund the amenities. Is that what you’re trying to get to?”“Absolutely,” Becker answered. “If you’re saying the basic economics of the deal is going to cost $150-million to construct all of these capital assets, the land value you’re saying you’re using for equity and subordinate positioning is not anywhere near that value, I’m wondering how you are selling the value to those who are investing in the project?”“Obviously you have a business model and an operation,” said Wyzisk Jr. “Basically you’re doing an economic analysis. You’re looking at a 10-year model revenue stream. So there will be a combination of equity financing and debt financing, so quite simply we believe that the property will put off enough revenue stream to justify that. We project $121 million in net profits over the next 10 years. That’s why we’re doing it. So if you’re looking at it from a developer’s perspective, you either take $40-million and run or you operate it and make $121-million over 10 years.”“Who will be operating it?” Becker asked.“There will be multiple operators,” said Wyzisk Jr.“Do you have those online?”“They are under consideration,” said Wyzisk Jr. “We haven’t made decisions like on the ALF. I think we answered that question earlier.”After the difficult questioning process, the meeting took public comments from the audience, which was largely positive towards Signature H judging from its applause, and the majority of public comments that expressed support for the project.Before returning to the Council’s final comments before voting. Wyzisk Jr. explained that he appreciated the hard questions, and vowed to address them before the next stage.“All of these concerns and questions are valid, but all of them will be dealt with at the next level before the development plan is submitted. We are very aware of all these issues that have been brought up tonight.”Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer was pleased by the research done by the commissioners and expressed an interest to move forward.“I think all of the elected officials on this Council have done their homework, and I think all of the questions asked are valid questions. I think the process that we’re going through is about finding safeguards and we’ve got three more cracks at this to get it right before they are allowed to proceed. Tonight has not been entirely pleasant for the applicant, but probably necessary in terms of putting questions on the table that the community needs to address before we proceed. So at this point, I’m willing to accept the staff recommendation to move forward.”Becker was still not convinced Signature H could overcome their lack of experience.“If this were an emotional response, I would be in favor of it. The idea, the concept, the plan… I say great. My challenge is there is no history of performance and no history of facilitating talented teams like they say they need for this project to succeed. They’re entering a business that in their own language is a dying business. So you add risk on top of the fact they have no history with these projects. There is no disclosure of who the investors are or how much the property is worth. They have no plan for who will run these assets when they are actually in play, and the value of the property is speculative based on future land use. With all that said I just don’t have a level of confidence.”Bankson was also unconvinced but wanted to give Signature H more time to prove their case.“I think these are all valid points, and where we are at is an opportunity for the applicant to answer all of those concerns. But you’re saying you can’t make those announcements now, but before we’re at a place where it’s absolutely green-lighted, there’s still a safety measure to explore and give you an opportunity. I will say it’s not a personal matter, but if someone came to paint my house and presented me with a beautiful picture of that house, but they’ve never painted a house before, I would be skeptical. As someone stated, that’s not trust, but a leap of faith. So I would ask that you present us with resumes of each party to show they do have that level of expertise. I would want to see more of those proofs that you say are coming between now and the next step.” “Renovations for the new Errol Estate development brought forward many questions and concerns by the residents and the commissioners,” said Commissioner Diane Velazquez in a statement after the vote. “The common concern expressed was the assurance the proposed project would be sustainable at the enormous cost, as presented.  The developers assured us all the financing was there and they are planning to make announcements very soon as they move forward with this proposed planned project.  Last night’s vote allowed this project to move one step forward.  The planned development will be sent toTallahassee for review by the Florida Department Economic opportunities staff. While this project is under review, the city staff will review the safeguards around this development. In my opinion, projects like these invigorate Apopka and its communities. It is a partnership the City of Apopka welcomes and supports for economic growth in our City.”last_img read more

Read More

How Howard Thurman met Gandhi and brought nonviolence to the civil…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSBlack History MonthHoward ThurmanMahatma GandhiThe Conversation Previous articleCentral Florida Foundation announces scholarship opportunitiesNext articleFlu activity increases nationwide Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Black History MonthBy Walter E. Fluker, Boston UniversityDirector Martin Doblmeier’s new documentary, “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story,” is scheduled for release on public television in February. Thurman played an important role in the civil rights struggle as a key mentor to many leaders of the movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., among others.I have been a scholar of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King Jr. for over 30 years and I serve as the editor of Thurman’s papers. Thurman’s influence on King Jr. was critical in shaping the civil rights struggle as a nonviolent movement. Thurman was deeply influenced by how Gandhi used nonviolence in India’s struggle for independence from British rule.Visit to IndiaBorn in 1899, Howard Washington Thurman was raised by his formerly enslaved grandmother. He grew up to be an ordained Baptist minister and a leading religious figure of 20th-century America.Journey of the delegation in South Asia.Marc Korpus, CC BYIn 1936 Thurman led a four-member delegation to India, Burma (Myanmar), and Ceylon (Sri Lanka), known as the “pilgrimage of friendship.” It was during this visit that he would meet Mahatma Gandhi, who at the time was leading a nonviolent struggle of independence from British rule.The delegation had been sponsored by the Student Christian Movement in India who wanted to explore the political connections between the oppression of blacks in the United States and the freedom struggles of the people of India.The general secretary of the Indian Student Christian Movement, A. Ralla Ram, had argued for inviting a “Negro” delegation. He said that “since Christianity in India is the ‘oppressor’s’ religion, there would be a unique value in having representatives of another oppressed group speak on the validity and contribution of Christianity.”Between October 1935 to April 1936, Thurman gave at least 135 lectures in over 50 cities, to a variety of audiences and important Indian leaders, including the Bengali poet and Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, who also played a key role in India’s independence movement.Throughout the journey, the issue of segregation within the Christian church and its inability to address color consciousness, a social and political system based upon discrimination against blacks and other nonwhite people, was raised by many of the people he met.Thurman and GandhiThe delegation met with Gandhi towards the end of their tour in Bardoli, a small town in India’s western state of Gujarat.Gandhi, an admirer of Booker T. Washington, the prominent African-American educator, was no stranger to the struggles of African-Americans. He had been in correspondence with prominent black leaders before the meeting with the delegation.As early as May 1, 1929, Gandhi had written a “Message to the American Negro” addressed to W.E.B. DuBois to be published in “The Crisis.” Founded in 1910 by DuBois, “The Crisis” was the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.Gandhi’s message stated,“Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is no dishonour in being slaves. There is dishonour in being slave-owners. But let us not think of honour or dishonour in connection with the past. Let us realise that the future is with those who would be truthful, pure and loving.”Understanding the idea of nonviolenceIn a conversation lasting about three hours, published in The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman, Gandhi engaged his guests with questions about racial segregation, lynching, African-American history, and religion. Gandhi was puzzled as to why African-Americans adopted the religion of their masters, Christianity.Gandhi, spinning cotton, in a photo from 1931.AP PhotoHe reasoned that at least in religions like Islam, all were considered equal. Gandhi declared, “For the moment a slave accepts Islam he obtains equality with his master, and there are several instances of this in history.” But he did not think that was true for Christianity. Thurman asked what was the greatest obstacle to Christianity in India. Gandhi replied that Christianity as practiced and identified with Western culture and colonialism was the greatest enemy to Jesus Christ in India.The delegation used the limited time that was left to interrogate Gandhi on matters of “ahimsa,” or nonviolence, and his perspective on the struggle of African-Americans in the United States.According to Mahadev Desai, Gandhi’s personal secretary, Thurman was fascinated with the discussion on the redemptive power of ahimsa in a life committed to the practice of nonviolent resistance.Gandhi explained that though ahimsa is technically defined as “non-injury” or “nonviolence,” it is not a negative force, rather it is a force “more positive than electricity and more powerful than even ether.”In its most practical terms, it is love that is “self-acting,” but even more – and when embodied by a single individual, it bears a force more powerful than hate and violence and can transform the world.Towards the end of the meeting, Gandhi proclaimed, “It may be through the Negroes that the unadulterated message of nonviolence will be delivered to the world.”Search for an American GandhiIndeed, Gandhi’s views would leave a deep impression on Thurman’s own interpretation of nonviolence. They would later be influential in developing Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolent resistance. It would go on to shape the thinking of a generation of civil rights activists.In his book, “Jesus and the Disinherited,” Thurman addresses the negative forces of fear, deception and hatred as forms of violence that ensnare and entrap the oppressed. But he also counsels that through love and the willingness to nonviolently engage the adversary, the committed individual creates the possibility of community.As he explains, the act of love as redemptive suffering is not contingent on the other’s response. Love, rather, is unsolicited and self-giving. It transcends merit and demerit. It simply loves.A growing number of African-American leaders closely followed Gandhi’s campaigns of “satyagraha,” or what he termed as nonresistance to evil against British colonialism. Black newspapers and magazines announced the need for an “American Gandhi.”Upon his return, some African-American leaders thought that Howard Thurman would fulfill that role. In 1942, for example, Peter Dana of the Pittsburgh Courier, wrote that Thurman “was one of the few black men in the country around whom a great, conscious movement of Negroes could be built, not unlike the great Indian independence movement.”King, love and nonviolenceThurman, however, chose a less direct path as an interpreter of nonviolence and a resource for activists who were on the front lines of the struggle. As he wrote,“It was my conviction and determination that the church would be a resource for activists – a mission fundamentally perceived. To me it was important that the individual who was in the thick of the struggle for social change would be able to find renewal and fresh courage in the spiritual resources of the church. There must be provided a place, a moment, when a person could declare, I choose.”Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta.AP PhotoIndeed, leaders like Martin Luther King did choose to live out the gospel of peace, justice and love that Thurman so eloquently proclaimed in writing and the spoken word, even though it came with an exacting price.In his last letter to Martin Luther King, dated May 13, 1966, Thurman expressed his regret for the time that had elapsed since he and King last spoke. He ended the short note with a rather foreboding quote from the American naturalist and essayist Loren Eiseley,“Those as hunts treasure must go alone, at night, and when they find it they have to leave a little of their blood behind them.”King, like Gandhi 70 years ago, fell to an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968.Walter E. Fluker, Professor of Ethical Leadership, Boston UniversityThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Read More

House in Santa Mónica / Fkb Arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses•Calamuchita Department, Argentina Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 30 Share “COPY” House in Santa Mónica / Fkb ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Santa Mónica / Fkb Arquitectos House in Santa Mónica / Fkb Arquitectos Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782077/house-in-santa-monica-fkb-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessHere’s How a Utah Company Turns Water into Enchanting Castles of IceArchitecture NewsJames Corner Field Operations Highlights New York’s Skyline with Rooftop GardenArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782077/house-in-santa-monica-fkb-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeFkb ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCalamuchita DepartmentArgentinaPublished on February 17, 2016Cite: “House in Santa Mónica / Fkb Arquitectos” [Casa en Santa Mónica / Fkb Arquitectos] 17 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More 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: Fkb Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Federico CairoliCollaborators:Diego Peralta, Andres ChaerFixed Furniture:En bruto estudio de diseño Lighting:Maestre IluminacionLandscape:Ing. Agrónomo Gustavo ReStructures:Ing. Edgar MoránSite Area:1000,00 m2Project Architects:Mariano Faraci, Ivan Kustich, Juan Barrionuevo. fkb arquitectosCity:Calamuchita DepartmentCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. This is a house for temporary use, with the possibility of becoming permanent home for a family consisting of a married couple and two adult children in Santa Monica, Valle de Calamuchita. In this typical mountain landscape of this valley, the terrain, with spacious and panoramic views, has a facade facing the street towards the east, and another facade toward the Santa Rosa River on the west. With a slope of around 12%, the floor plane descends to reach the water.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!ElevationThe project, consisting of two volumes, one larger and more predominant and the other smaller with a vertical emphasis, is implanted on the hillside against the southern border, buried in the east end and elevated westward, perpendicular to the river, almost on top of it. Through a topographical intervention, a portion of the side folds and stretches in counter-slope towards the river, creating an upward plane with an edge where the panoramic views are fully protagonist. A slight rotation of the rectangular plan allows to face north and views to the meandering river where it is very sinuous and pointed by a rock formation.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe house is entered from the south side, through a circulation in which the concrete and stone wall emerges from the ground and rises into the air, hiding the river which can be seen as soon as one enters. The house is arranged linearly. The double height area that contains the living room, dining and kitchen is set at the lowest level, next to the water and its sound. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are grouped one after another, penetrating the earth. A large gallery with a flat roof extends the space, cantilevered over the meadow.Save this picture!SectionAs a viewing deck, the green roof on the sloping roof of the house naturalizes the artifice, forming a privileged open living area and turns present the four elements of nature.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe predominant technique of igneous stone embodies the most opaque boundaries through a wall of formwork stone, the slabs are made of exposed concrete, the transparent enclosures are made of aluminum framing and a rusted expanded metal mesh. The floors are made of wooden planks, with the exception of the gallery and bathrooms that are made of polished concrete. The furniture was fully designed along with the design strategy. Due to its materiality, the house does not require major maintenance, and its weatherization is natural and passive due to the orientations, the roof, and cross ventilation. Photographs 2014 Houses Projectslast_img read more

Read More

Website editor freed on bail after being held for three days over anonymous post

first_img News Journalist and blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh was released on bail yesterday after being interrogated for three days. Agence France-Presse said he was freed once the authorities were in a position to identify the person who posted the anonymous comment insulting the emir on Sayegh’s website.The authorities reportedly reached the preliminary conclusion that the comment was posted without Sayegh’s approval. An interior ministry official nonetheless stressed that Sayegh had been freed pending trial and that he would have to explain why the post was allowed to remain online for several hours. News Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term 21.08.07 – Journalist held because of anonymous post on his website that “insulted” emirReporters Without Borders condemns the detention of journalist Bashar Al-Sayegh since 19 August because of a comment someone posted on a political discussion forum on his website www.aljarida.com. The prosecutor’s office yesterday formally charged him with insulting the emir of Kuwait.“The article for which Sayegh is being held was posted by an anonymous visitor to his website,” the press freedom organisation said. “His arrest and the decision to charge him are incomprehensible as his only crime is to run a website. We call on the authorities to drop their plans to prosecute him.”The police arrested Sayegh at the newspaper where he works, Al-Jarida, on 19 August. They said they were acting on an authorisation from the central prosecutor’s office, to which he was taken the next day. Sayegh has denied the charges, claiming that the site’s administrators take care to ensure that nothing that could “undermine the emir, religion or constitution” is posted on the site. The offending article was taken down by one of the site’s administrators less than 24 hours after it had been posted.Al-Jarida photographer Jassim Al-Qames was arrested at the same time as Sayegh for taking photos of his arrest. He was released later, but said he had been beaten. ——————————————– Follow the news on Kuwait Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go further September 5, 2014 Find out more News New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists News KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Journalist and blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh was released on bail yesterday after being interrogated for three days. Agence France-Presse said he was freed once the authorities were in a position to identify the person who posted the anonymous comment insulting the emir on Sayegh’s website. January 21, 2016 Find out more August 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website editor freed on bail after being held for three days over anonymous post Help by sharing this information February 23, 2015 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation last_img read more

Read More

Casey says he will contest the next General Election in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – February 4, 2019 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Former Presidential Election candidate Peter Casey has confirmed he will not contest next May’s European Elections, but will run as an Independent candidate for the Donegal constituency at the next general election.Speaking on the Nine til Noon Show earlier today, Mr Casey said he believes the European project is going to collapse sooner rather than later, and said his heart is in Donegal.Saying he believes he can make a strong contribution, Mr Casey asked what the constituency’s sitting TDs have achieved………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pcaseyelect1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Casey says he will contest the next General Election in Donegal Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Google+ Previous article20 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleSecond Breast Surgeon post at LUH should be permanent – Doherty News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Read More

Priority infrastructure road projects in Donegal could cost €432M

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 13, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Previous articleCalls for old St. Conals building must to be utilised to full potentialNext articleMan jailed for 1 year for stealing over €102,000 from The Cope News Highland Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Priority infrastructure road projects in Donegal could cost €432M News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp The Transport Minister has indicated that three priority infrastructure road projects in Donegal could cost in the region of €432 million.It’s after Shane Ross was quizzed in the Dail by Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher about a clear timeline for the top three projects and to provide an update on their current status.They include the Ballybofey/Stranorlar Bypass, the Bonagee Link Road and the Manorcunningham to Lifford/Strabane/A5 Link.Deputy Gallagher says while progress is being made, it will be some time before any of the projects will be completed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/copgbgfbgfhgfheroads.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

Read More

Old Christmas set for January 6 at Clay Hill Church

first_img Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Pike County NAACP will review TPD practices, procedures The Pike County branch of the NAACP announced Friday that they would be conducting a review of the Troy Police… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Christmas season will come to a quiet, peaceful close with Old Christmas at Clay Hill at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, which is Old Christmas Day.Old Christmas is the celebration of the arrival of the Wise Men to worship the Christ Child and is held at historic Clay Hill Church at Pronto.“The nativity scene usually depicts the shepherds and the Wise Men together at the stable where the Baby Jesus was born,” said the Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church. “But the scriptures tell us that on coming into the house the Wise Men saw the child with his mother Mary and they bowed down and worshiped Him. We don’t know the exact time of the arrival of the Wise Men but it was possibly as much as two years later.” You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2018center_img Old Christmas set for January 6 at Clay Hill Church Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Old Christmas at Clay Hill is a non-denominational service and everyone is invited.Clay Hill Church is located on County Road 4408 just off Highway 93 between Banks and Brundidge. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Print Article Next UpOld Christmas is a lantern-light service of scriptures and songs. The church is decorated with offerings from Mother Nature and the atmosphere is one of simplicity and beauty.The music is played on acoustic instruments and features congregational singing and vocal specials.“Old Christmas takes us back to an old-time Christmas,” Shirley said. “The emphasis is on the right things – the things that Christmas is really about. The service tells the story of the birth of Christ and the arrival of the Wise Men through the reading of the scriptures and the singing of the old Christian hymns. It’s just a wonderful celebration of Christmas and what it’s all about.”last_img read more

Read More

Severe weather and tornadoes possible near Dallas, Oklahoma City on Friday

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As some rivers across the U.S. are still experiencing major flooding, severe weather and the possibility of tornadoes are in the forecast for the Plains Friday. This new storm is moving through the southern Plains and has the potential for damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. The biggest tornado threat will be just north of Dallas to just east of Oklahoma City.Meanwhile, some rivers previously seeing record flooding are starting to recede. The Tittabawassee River in Midland, Michigan, continues to recede and is now below major flooding levels. The rivers should continue to decline in the state as no significant rain is in the forecast for Michigan. The storm system that brought all the flooding and even a few tornadoes to the Midwest and the Carolinas is now slowly moving through the Mid-Atlantic Friday morning, spreading rain, heavy at times through the I-95 corridor.By Saturday afternoon, this storm system will finally begin to exit the East Coast with lingering showers. More rain will move into the Ohio Valley by Saturday as a new storm system moves out of the Plains, but no major rainfall is expected.An additional 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible Saturday in spots from Tennessee into the Carolinas. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Read More

Central, South America Partners Gather for PANAMAX 2015

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Central, South America Partners Gather for PANAMAX 2015 Central, South America Partners Gather for PANAMAX 2015 Training & Education View post tag: PANAMAX 2015 Share this article July 29, 2015 More than 75 military personnel, including 54 members of partner-nation navies, assembled July 27 on Naval Station Mayport for PANAMAX 2015, an exercise aimed at developing strong working relationships between multinational forces to ensure the defense of the Panama Canal.The exercise, which is scheduled to run July 27 – Aug. 7, includes participants from 19 nations: Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the United States.“This exercise allows countries to create friendships and come together as a multinational force while combating common threats,” said Chilean Rear Adm. Ronald McIntyre, the Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander for the exercise. “This training will ensure that regional security and stability work for the prosperity of our nations.”Under the exercise scenario, a multinational force has formed to execute a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for defense of the canal. The force includes air, land and special-forces components, in addition to the maritime component, which will plan and conduct simulated operations in and around the canal and its surrounding waters in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.“The highlight of this exercise is to develop interoperability between our units and have the opportunity to face very close to our reality regional threats,” said McIntyre. “By working together, we prevent actions that threaten maritime security and are intended to prevent the free navigation and destabilize the region.”U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Jon Matheson, the deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, is serving as McIntyre’s deputy commander during the exercise.“One of the most valuable components of this exercise is that we come together from different nations, with many different perspectives,” said Matheson. “That is the power of a coalition force and it is normal to occasionally have spirited discussions in order to work through complex problems. But at the end of this exercise, the relationships that have been established and the mutual understanding attained will serve us extremely well in the event we have to put together a coalition force for a real-world event.”U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, the exercise host, supports U.S. Southern Command’s joint and combined military operations by employing maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations in order to maintain access, enhance interoperability, and build enduring partnerships in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.Image: US Navylast_img read more

Read More