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Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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General Convention wrap-up: Historic actions, structural changes

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Joseph F Foster says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm A fresh re-examination of scripture may also be in order, with careful attention to the historical/cultural context of the various texts influencing your choices. General Convention, July 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm I share Mr. Barker’s sentiments. I’m so sorry our church has evolved in this way. I am deeply concerned as to how to proceed in my faith walk. I shall give it prayerful consideration but will most likely be leaving the church that I’ve loved so well for 35 yrs. July 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm Joe,You are correct that there is a desire to re-write the interpretation of what is meant by Holy Matrimony. It is being advanced, despite the Holy Scriptures, Tradition and Reason that has guided the Anglican Communion. It has led many to abandon the Episcopal Church in search for the Christian Faith. Reimaging the Episcopal Church may or may not lead to a better understanding, but, it may lead to extermination. I hope that there will be few of us who cherish the church and will revive the past understanding of what marriage is and will always be held appropriate as a god defined marriage between two persons…man and a woman. Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm Mr. Barker, I am sorry that you feel conflicted about The Episcopal Church. I know the pain of being a minority, of feeling unaccepted and unacceptable by my Church. It is terrible, and I will pray that you never feel what many of us have felt. Scripture has been misappropriated to justify many atrocities, including slavery and misogyny. You write that you love, cherish and welcome your LGBT friends, and I believe you. Yet it seems that love is quite conditional. You would seat them at the back of the “Sacramental bus” when it comes to marriage. Jesus’ said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22: 37-40) Nowhere in the commandment do I find that LGBT people are excluded from the neighbors we are called to love as ourselves. I fail to see how we can love LGBT people and deny them a Sacrament that heterosexuals enjoy. I’ve been pondering whether the Church should offer only blessings of marriages and get out of the legal contract part altogether, thus giving Caesar what is Caesar’s. But if heterosexual couples can be legally wed in the Church, then surely unconditional love, as described by Jesus in Matthew, demands equal treatment of LGBT brothers and sisters. You are right, Mr. Barker, The Episcopal Church you took your vows in 42 years ago has changed. I believe She is following Jesus’ two greatest commandments. Thanks be to God. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm “Bishops led a march against gun violence”They marched but how did they vote on the resolutions? Why didn’t the tell us? Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 7, 2015 at 11:17 pm And yet, marriage equality in The Episcopal Church will mean I will leave The UMC and come to The Episcopal Church… God certainly is mysterious. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tim Kunkel says: Charles W. Daily says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Mark Barwick says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 James Michie says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Louis Stanley Schoen says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (15) July 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm I can only look at the issue of gay marriage and ask, “What difference does it make to me if two people of the same sex want to marry.” It will not change my life one iota but gives others solace. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 9, 2015 at 1:45 am I always find its deliciously ironic when people speak of “rewriting the Bible as it pertains to Holy Matrimony,” as the Bible does not even contain such language. Indeed, we are challenged to even construct anything resembling a biblical theology of marriage.Such ruminations sadly remind me of similar discussions around race when I was a boy. When will we be able to accept that the creation is much more diverse and fluid that we had previously thought? An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm Regarding DO16 substitute resolution “Being Responsible investors in Israel and Palestine”, this article’s author writes, “The House of Bishops sent a strong and clear message July 2 that divestment from companies and corporations engaged in certain business related to the State of Israel is not in the best interests of The Episcopal Church, its partners in the Holy Land, interreligious relations, and the lives of Palestinians on the ground.” What a strange use of language! The resolution did not call for divestment from companies engaged in “businesses related to the State of Israel”. The resolution called for divestment from businesses that profit from the illegal occupation Palestine. There’s a big difference, ENS. I’d suggest you re-write this portion of your commentary if you’d like it to be accurate; or print a retraction. Here is a quote from the resolution: ” That the Episcopal Church will work earnestly and with haste to avoid profiting from the illegal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, and will seek to align itself with, and learn from, the good work of our Ecumenical and Anglican Communion partners, who have worked for decades in support of our Palestinian Christian sisters and brothers and others oppressed by occupation, particularly the Board of Governors of the Church of England and their report of 2006, which states that they will no longer invest in companies that profit from the illegal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank…” July 8, 2015 at 11:14 am Ironically, some will leave, some will return, and some will turn to Christ for the first time because of one or more issue. ‘Twas ever so. There’s no malice… We each do what we must to be at peace with our conscience. Jon Moore Stafford says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab July 7, 2015 at 9:51 pm I wish you Mr. Barker a serene resolution to that conflict. I myself excommunicated the Episcopal Church quite some years ago but now see no hope of any restoration of that. I am going into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Edmund G. Lowrie, MD says: Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm We are most conflicted now with the church we love – it seems that the Convention almost desires to re-write the Bible as it pertains to Holy Matrimony. We have many gay and lesbian friends whom we love, cherish and welcome to our faith, however to give the same level of Sacrament to a gay wedding as one between a man and a woman is simply something we cannot accept. We will give prayerful thought to how we proceed, but this is clearly not the same Episcopal Church in which we took our marriage vows 42 years ago. I know the church must evolve to grow and I thought the blessing for gay couples was adequate. I fear this radical change will force us to look for another church home that holds Holy Matrimony they same as we believe and that our church once believed Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN General Convention 2015 Cate Wetherald says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Thomas Coates says: Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA August 23, 2015 at 12:00 am It’s very fortunate timing for the Episcopal church, I suppose, that the general convention was not compelled to consider its historic support for planned parenthood, in light of the egregious processing and for-profit sale of human body parts. I realize the leadership has no difficulty rationalizing it support for this, as it all somehow magically falls under the unassailable umbrella of “womyn’s healthcare”.This is a monstrous, indefensible atrocity, christians. Does this even register on your conscience? Joe barker says: Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events July 7, 2015 at 5:33 pm ENS, you write about the “defeat” of three resolutions calling for the Episcopal Church to advocate boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) as though it were some landmark even. Lest we forget, the fate of those three resolutions were decided by the church hierarchy, outgoing Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori and the House of Bishops (Episcopal version of the “College of Cardinals”), and, therefore, never reached the House of Deputies (the rank and file lay membership and clergy) for discussion and debate. It was a fait accompli. Consequently, the State of Palestine, including Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West Bank, will continue to suffer and endure Zionist Israel’s 48-year-long (and counting) brutal apartheid, genocidal, ethnic cleansing forced military occupation until 2018, when the Episcopal Church holds its next triennial General Convention. The two commentaries (see links below) explain in detail the dire human consequences of the House of Bishops’ “strong and clear message” that divestment “is not in the best interests of the Episcopal Church”:Episcopal Church rejects BDS resolutions citing fears divestment would hamper church in Jerusalemhttp://mondoweiss.net/2015/07/episcopal-resolutions-divestmentBishops: Divestment Not in our “Best Interests”http://wallwritings.me/2015/07/03/bishops-divestment-not-in-our-best-interests/ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Wayne Helmly says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA General Convention wrap-up: Historic actions, structural changes First black presiding bishop, marriage equality approved, church governance revamped Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 7, 2015 at 3:45 pm All very positive outcomes, love to see my Church moving in the right direction! [Episcopal News Service] The 78th General Convention, in a series of historic moments, elected the first African-American presiding bishop; approved marriage equality for all Episcopalians; adopted a budget that emphasizes racial reconciliation and evangelism; endorsed the study of fossil fuel divestment; opposed divestment in Israel, Palestine; and made some significant changes to the church’s governance.North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry elected presiding bishopThe Episcopal Church’s General Convention made history June 27 when it chose Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry to be its 27th presiding bishop.The House of Bishops elected Curry, 62, from a slate of four nominees on the first ballot. He received 121 votes of a total 174 cast. Diocese of Southwest Florida Bishop Dabney Smith received 21, Diocese of Southern Ohio Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, 19, and Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, 13. The number of votes needed for election was 89.Curry’s election was confirmed an hour later by the House of Deputies, as outlined in the church’s canons, by a vote of 800 to 12.Full story.Marriage equalityIn the wake of the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage for all Americans, General Convention followed suit on July 1 with canonical and liturgical changes to provide marriage equality for Episcopalians.The House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops’ approval the day before of a canonical change eliminating language defining marriage as between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorizing two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054).Full story.Budget emphasizes racial reconciliation, evangelismThe General Convention adopted the 2016-2018 triennial budget July 2 after agreeing to add $2.8 million for evangelism work.While the addition passed with relatively little debate in the House of Deputies, it faced some opposition in the House of Bishops.The 2016-2018 triennial budget is based on $125,083,185 in revenue, compared to the forecasted $118,243,102 for the triennium that ends Dec. 31 of this year. The expenses are projected to be $125,057,351. The budget comes in with a negligible surplus of $25,834. Its revenue projection is based in part on asking the church’s dioceses and regional mission areas to give 18 percent of their income to fund the 2016 budget, 16.5 percent for the 2017 budget and 15 percent in 2018.The version of the budget presented July 1 by the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) also included a major new $2 million initiative on racial justice and reconciliation, even as it reduces the amount of money it asks dioceses to contribute to 15 percent by 2018.Full story.Mandatory assessmentGeneral Convention made mandatory the current voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system for the 2019-2021 budget cycle and imposed penalties for noncompliance.The mandatory assessment will not apply to the upcoming 2016-2018 triennial budget, but becomes effective Jan. 1, 2019. Without getting a waiver, a diocese that does not pay the full assessment will be unable to get grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society unless the Executive Council (http://www.generalconvention.org/ec) specifically approves disbursing the money.(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)The resolution allows the council to begin granting waivers to dioceses that do not pay, based on financial hardship, beginning Jan. 1, 2016. Council agreed in January to create a so-called Diocesan Assessment Review Committee to work with dioceses that do not to meet the full churchwide asking.The resolution also agrees to study the issue of whether the House of Deputies president ought to receive a salary.Full story.Divest from fossil fuels, reinvest in renewablesGeneral Convention passed two resolutions aimed at environmentally responsible investing and creating a climate change advisory committee.Resolution C045 calls upon the Investment Committee of Executive Council, the Episcopal Church Endowment Fund and the Episcopal Church Foundation “to divest from fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean renewable energy in a fiscally responsible manner.”Resolution A030 calls for the creation of a climate change advisory committee with one representative from each of The Episcopal Church’s nine provinces. The resolution also calls on each province to create a Regional Consultative Group composed “of no fewer than five experts in areas of environmental sustainability appropriate to the demographic, ecological, cultural and geographic specifics of each region.”Read more here.Agrees to major structural changesThe General Convention approved two resolutions making major changes to the structure of The Episcopal Church.Substitute Resolution A004 slightly expands Executive Council’s appointment power concerning three members of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s executive staff, including the chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief legal officer (a position created in the resolution).Substitute Resolution A006 reduces the number of the church’s standing commissions from 14 to two. The two would be the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons, and the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. The presiding bishop and House of Deputies president would appoint study committees and task forces to complete the work called for by a meeting of General Convention, with council’s approval. All of those bodies would expire at the start of the next General Convention unless they are renewed.Full story here. Oppose divestment in Israel, PalestineThe House of Bishops sent a strong and clear message July 2 that divestment from companies and corporations engaged in certain business related to the State of Israel is not in the best interests of The Episcopal Church, its partners in the Holy Land, interreligious relations, and the lives of Palestinians on the ground.The bishops rejected Substitute Resolution D016, which would have called on the Executive Council’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to develop a list of U.S. and foreign corporations that provide goods and services that support the infrastructure of Israel’s occupation “to monitor its investments and apply its CSR policy to any possible future investments” in such companies.General Convention passed two resolutions on peacemaking. Substitute Resolution B013, proposed by Bishop Nicholas Knisely of Rhode Island, “reaffirms the vocation of the Church as an agent of reconciliation and restorative justice,” and recognizes that “meaningful reconciliation can help to engender sustainable, long-lasting peace and that such reconciliation must incorporate both political action and locally driven grassroots efforts.”Resolution C018 expresses solidarity with and support for Christians in Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories; affirms the work of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in healing, education, and pastoral care; and affirms the work of Christians engaged in relationship building, interfaith dialogue, nonviolence training, and advocacy for the rights of Palestinians. The resolution also urges Episcopalians to demonstrate their solidarity by making pilgrimage to the Holy Land and learning from fellow Christians in the region.Full story.Plans to be created for prayer book, hymnal revisionGeneral Convention 2015 took a step toward revising the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and The Hymnal 1982, directing the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to prepare plans for revising each and to present them to the next convention in Austin, Texas, in 2018.Among other liturgical issues, the convention directs bishops to find ways for congregations without clergy to receive Communion, but the House of Bishops defeated proposals to allow unbaptized people to receive Holy Communion or to study the issue.The convention approved making available a revised version of “Holy Women,Holy Men” with additional saints’ commemorations but left “Lesser Feasts and Fasts” as the church authorized supplemental calendar of commemorations (see article here).The revised “Holy Women, Holy Men,” is called “A Great Cloud of Witnesses.”Full story.Convention takes a first step, admits: ‘Alcohol affects us all’General Convention passed three resolutions on the issue of alcohol and drug abuse.Resolution D014 recommends that ordinands should be questioned at the very beginning of the discernment process about addiction and substance use in their lives and family systems.The bishops also passed Resolution A159, which acknowledges the church’s role in the culture of alcohol and drug abuse.Resolution A158, to create a task force to review and revise policy on substance abuse, addiction and recovery, passed with one amendment.Full story.Closer relations with CubaThe U.S.-based Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church of Cuba took a step toward closer relations during the 78th General Convention, meeting here June 25-July 3. Convention also passed a resolution calling for the U.S. government to lift its economic embargo against Cuba.Full story.Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry sat for a video interviewIn an 18-minute interview with the Episcopal News Service, Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry speaks about his priorities for leadership and administration, the role of the church in engaging God’s mission in the world, the state of race relations in the U.S., the importance of Anglican Communion partnerships, and his commitment to what he calls the Jesus Movement, to go out into the world “to bear witness to the good news of Jesus.”Full video.Bishops led a march against gun violenceAbout 1,500 General Convention participants joined a Bishops United Against Gun Violence procession in Salt Lake City the morning of June 28. The prayerful procession walked the half-mile from the Salt Palace Convention Center to Pioneer Park while marchers sang hymns and prayed. Members of Utah anti-gun violence groups and civil rights organizations joined in.Full video.Greater solidarity for persecuted ChristiansAdvocacy for Christians facing persecution and living in the context of civil war are the subject of several resolutions passed by the Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention, meeting here June 25-July 3.Convention agrees that Christians in Pakistan, Syria, Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan are among those for whom the church needs to step up its support and solidarity as many of them live in fear of death, starvation, and displacement in their war-ravaged or extremist-influenced countries.Full story. Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By ENS staff Posted Jul 7, 2015 Rector Albany, NY Jenny Crumley says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Kerith Harding says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

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Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office

first_img Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779246/pure-house-kugatsuno-kaze-design-office Clipboard Japan Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779246/pure-house-kugatsuno-kaze-design-office Clipboard Save this picture!© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao+ 12 Share “COPY” photographs:  MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki NakaoPhotographs:  MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki NakaoTotal Floor Area:133.50 sq.mts.Total Occupied Floor Area:101.51 sq.mts. (1F:45.29 sq.mts./ 2F:56.22 sq.mts.)Built Area:62.61 sq.mts.Architect In Charge:Shuhei Iida, Masami ChishiroCity:HiroshimaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki NakaoText description provided by the architects. I want to create elegant curves using rough texture. Curves are inspired from a woman’s graceful gestures when she is adjusting her clothes. I also want to express lively energy of a woman playing an active role in the society. And I admit that graceful roundness of female body is great inspiration for my design.Save this picture!Floor PlanRough texture represents toughness of a man, but at the same time I also want to express delicate feeling and loneliness of a man that are hidden inside. In other words this is my experiment of contrasting roughness and minuteness. My intension comes from the love for the nature. It is a fact that an architect cannot avoid doing damage to the nature when he builds. But I sincerely wish to search for a way to minimize such damage.Save this picture!© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki NakaoI am sure that the term “recycled plywood panel” is not popular in business of architecture. I selected such plywood panel to make concrete form. Plywood is usually used for surface finish for the first time, re-used for the second time, and in most cases it will not be used for construction after that. But I decided to re-use it for the third time to make concrete forms, with intension to reduce impact on the nature.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house, sitting comfortably on the ground, should be calm. And its silhouette should be simple. Residents enjoy nice view from there. They are sheltered from cold wind and heat. They peacefully wake up from good sleep, listening to birds singing. They enjoy reading and good drinks. They smell the trees….Save this picture!© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki NakaoArchitecture does not say anything. It simply stands there quietly in the landscape. I built a small house. I sincerely hope for an opportunity to present my work to people around the world.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessBlooming House with Wild Flowers / studio GAONSelected ProjectsAD Interviews: Santiago Calatrava on the Museum of TomorrowVideos Share “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeKugatsuno Kaze Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHiroshimaJapanPublished on December 24, 2015Cite: “Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office” 24 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Hiroshima, Japan Architects: Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office Photographs Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design OfficeSave this projectSavePure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Officelast_img read more

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A R D 334 / A R D designs

first_imgManufacturers: Petra Aluminum CompanySave this picture!© Dina Al-Ahmad & Mina Al-MeznawiRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. A R D 334 is a Residential Building located in North Amman-Jordan. One of the areas that are witnessing the extended urban growth of the city.Save this picture!© Dina Al-Ahmad & Mina Al-MeznawiThe project explores the Ammani urban fabric and rethinks the conventional apartment building in search for a more meaningful approach to residential real-estate development that goes beyond the repetitive and bland. During the economic crisis Jordan is currently facing, a modern, simple, and economic design will flourish and give some life into the area. A solid void contrast on the facade of the building was chosen not only because it creates a statement but also does not compromise the interior uses, rather enhance them. The buildings around it try very subtle means to change their appearance using glass or bulkier stone pillars but neither really push the boundaries. It does so to the context without really adding an extra material or ornament, standing out from the rest of the buildings to break the uniformity that plagues the Jordanian scape.Save this picture!Typical Floor PlanAdding some form of color to the scene also assists in breaking the standardization. This kind of reflection likewise aids in giving off a more direct, transparent feel. The black stone used offers enough similar texture when compared to the white that it is not an eyesore when looking at the building as a whole. The white solid part of the exterior compliments the interior as it shields the main bedroom from the sounds of the street and closes off the view to the inside. The bedrooms have windows on the sides of the building that look over the street from an angle so nothing is truly cut off. While on the contrary, the black void half lets light and scenery right into the living room. In addition, the sides of the building are fairly regular, making sure that it doesn’t become a thorn to the neighborhood instead of an interesting and dynamic addition.Save this picture!© Dina Al-Ahmad & Mina Al-MeznawiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Dina Al-Ahmad & Mina Al-MeznawiThe building comprises of five residential floors, ten apartments in total, each covering 150m2, the average space required for Jordanian families. It boasts in giving a satisfying, affordable, modern living condition for regular families. 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Altadena Library District to Launch Renovation in Celebration of Main Building’s 50th Anniversary

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff One of Altadena’s longest standing institutions, Altadena Library District, is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its main building, originally designed by architect Boyd Georgi in the early 1960s. To honor this historic anniversary, the Altadena Library District Board has approved plans for the Library’s Phase I Renovations using grant funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a generous donation from the Altadena Library Foundation.Board President Ira Bershatsky says of the plans, “This is a much needed sprucing up of the interior of the library and we are very grateful to both HUD and the Altadena Library Foundation for their financial support of this project. This will be the catalyst to future funding to address the many additional needs of this facility.”The first segment of a multi-phase remodel, the Phase I Renovations will address needed updates to shelving, flooring and carpets, electrical capacity, the library’s Community Room, and interior signage. Installation of new shelving will begin to bring the library into compliance with seismic safety code and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Additional electrical and data outlets will be built in throughout the library to allow users of mobile devices increased opportunities for charging and for future expansion of technological capacity. The worn carpets and flooring will be replaced, thanks to the generosity of the Altadena Library Foundation.The Altadena Library will be closed from mid-March to the end of April due to the renovation efforts. During this time period the Bob Lucas Branch Library will be open seven days a week with expanded hours.The launch of the Phase I Renovation happens to fall on the historic 50th Anniversary of the library’s main building. While the library, in one form or another, has been serving the community of Altadena since the early 1900s, the main library building on Mariposa Street was built and opened in 1967. At the time, the library was a modern marvel, featuring classic mid-century features including simple lines and seamless integration with its natural surroundings. Thus, after the first phase is complete, the community is invited to gather for a grand reopening celebration on Saturday, June 10th to explore the features of the new library and commemorate all it has accomplished in the past 50 years.“These exciting updates could not have come at a better time. Our library is truly unique, both in its nostalgic physical structure and the diverse community it serves, and its lengthy legacy is reason for celebration across the community. We are inspired by this significant milestone in the library’s history to continue to serve the community the best we can for years to come.” says Library Director Mindy Kittay of the 50th Anniversary and the Phase I Renovation.Altadena Library District’s main building is located at 600 East Mariposa Street. Altadena Library’s Bob Lucas Branch Library is located at 2659 Lincoln Avenue in Altadena.The Altadena Library District has been providing free and equal access to information, ideas, technology, and the joy of reading to educate and empower the diverse community of Altadena for over 90 years. More information about Altadena Library District is available at www.altadenalibrary.org. 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FHFA’s Stats on Mortgage Loan Performance in 2020

first_img Previous: Damaged Economy Hasn’t Slowed Rise in Home Equity Next: DS5: Why the Public Capital Market is Attracting Lenders Share Save  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Veronica Bradley has covered the consumer packaged goods industry, the tech industry, the healthcare industry, and a few other industries that impact people’s daily lives. When she isn’t researching and writing, she moonlights as an amateur accountant and bookkeeper for a small family brewpub, because unlike most writers, she isn’t afraid of numbers. 2021-02-04 Christina Hughes Babb When the coronavirus pandemic prevented many Americans from working, many wondered what would happen in the housing market. After all, no employment, no paycheck, no paying the mortgage. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) says that calculating the number of Americans who are having difficulty paying for their homes may be difficult considering new rules and regulations related to the pandemic response.During 2020, mortgages reported to the credit bureaus as delinquent plunged to 1.0% (as shown in the figure below).  The percentages over the past year for mortgages that were seriously delinquent and mortgages in the process of foreclosure, bankruptcy, or deed-in-lieu remained flat,” according to an FHFA press release. “As a result of these trends, the median credit score of mortgage borrowers, as measured by VantageScore on borrowers of active mortgage loans, has actually risen slightly in 2020.”Based on that information, it would appear that most borrowers aren’t having any trouble keeping up with their mortgages. However, the CARES Act (short for Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) allowed people to skip payments without damaging their credit scores or having their mortgages flagged as past due on their credit reports.Data presented in the figure below, drawn from the National Mortgage Database (NMDB) sponsored by FHFA and CFPB, show the national impact of these components of the CARES Act.  The data shown are based on what the past-due status of mortgages reported to the credit bureaus would be if a credit report were pulled for every borrower on the last day of the month.Their mortgage status would remain at whatever it was when the CARES Act passed. Therefore, if they were current on their payments, but then missed one after the act passed, no harm would come to their credit and their actual status would be difficult to determine.So, when looking at mortgage performance statistics, it’s important to keep all of this in mind.In 2020, mortgages reported 30 to 60 days late fell to 1.0%. Mortgages that were 90 to180 days past due fell to 0.6%. And mortgages that resulted in foreclosure, bankruptcy, or deed-in-lieu remained flat at 0.3%.Overall median credit scores for mortgage borrowers rose slightly in 2020, according to VantageScore.If the provisions in the CARES Act were removed, it’s likely that by the end of October 2020, past-due mortgages would be three percentage points higher. However, a more accurate assessment of how the pandemic impacted mortgages most likely won’t be available until after the crisis ends. About Author: Veronica Bradley Home / Daily Dose / FHFA’s Stats on Mortgage Loan Performance in 2020 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 4, 2021 1,283 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FHFA’s Stats on Mortgage Loan Performance in 2020 in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Related Articleslast_img read more

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Calcutta HC Recognizes Right To Virtual Visitation Amid Lockdown [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta HC Recognizes Right To Virtual Visitation Amid Lockdown [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 May 2020 5:02 AMShare This – x”The technology has been developed where the virtual interaction/visitation can also be taken as a part of the right of visitation. The society changes with the advancement of technology and the medium of education, so the concept of social justice, which is dynamic and not static.” The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday recognized the concept of “virtual visitation” in context to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The technology has been developed where the virtual interaction/visitation can also be taken as a part of the right of visitation. The society changes with the advancement of technology and the medium of education, so the concept of social justice, which is dynamic and not static.” The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday recognized the concept of “virtual visitation” in context to the parents who do not have custody of children and are unable to exercise their physical visitation rights, due to the lockdown. The division bench of Justice Soumen Sen and Justice Harish Tandon observed that in times of crisis where prospects of visitation by physical interaction stands impedes, the courts may resort to technological advancements to cater “social justice”. “The physical distancing is the need of an hour and because of the restrictions on the movement of the vehicles and other means of commutation, it impedes visitation by physical interaction. The technology has been developed where the virtual interaction/visitation can also be taken as a part of the right of visitation. The society changes with the advancement of technology and the medium of education, so the concept of social justice, which is dynamic and not static,” the bench observed. The order was passed in a PIL filed by Hriday Nest of Family Harmony, for framing guidelines concerning children who are disassociated with the parents. It was highlighted in the petition that the attempts to approach the Government instrumentality for interacting with children not in institution, had gone in vain as the portal or the dedicated website was not responding. While the court recognized the parents’ statutory as well as a social right to interact with their children, it refused to issue any guidelines for visitation during the lockdown. It held that the remedy for the same lies in the law and the court need not make any additions to the same. “The Court cannot laid of the application filed by either of the parents for virtual visitation but should have activated the process as the welfare of the child is of paramount consideration. Even after observing the same, the purpose of litigation as filed, cannot be used as a tool for ventilating the grievance, which is of a personal nature as the adequate remedies are provided in law. …When one of the parent wishes to interact with the child in custody of the other parent, we also feel that the remedy lies in law and the approach can be made by an aggrieved parent,” the court said. The bench further reposed its confidence in the concerned Judges dealing with such cases and observed, “We are confident that the concerned Judge is alive of the fact that the child being vulnerable and needs constant support both mentally and physically and the welfare being the paramount consideration, shall take up the issue as and when raised on an urgent basis depending upon the given facts and circumstances.” Before parting, the court also emphasized that visitation rights are not only crucial wrt to welfare of children but they also play a crucial role in reconciliation of parents. “The parent has a statutory as well as a social right to interact with the child and concern for his wellbeing. It is no gainsaying that the visitation/interaction with the child may sometime yield a positive result as the child can act as a bridge between the warring parents and may fill up the gaps to restore the institutional chord. It is no doubt true that the welfare of the child is paramount and visitation is one of the integral parts of restoring the broken thread between the litigating parents,” the court remarked. Virtual visitation rights have also been recognized by the Supreme Court in Tanuj Dhawan v. Court in its own motion. While disposing of this case, a bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice SK Kaul and Justice BR Gavai had ordered last month, “The grievance of the petitioner is that because of lockdown, the children are unable to interact with their parents even though they have visitation rights for the purpose. If they have visitation rights, we suggest that electronic contact instead of physical visits can be substituted in these times. The parties can arrive at a mutually acceptable arrangements in this behalf. If there is an aggrieved party, the same can approach the Family Court.” Case Details: Case Title: Hriday Nest of Family Harmony v. The State of West Bengal & Ors. Case No.: CAN 3092/2020 in WP 5399/2020 Quorum: Justice Soumen Sen and Justice Harish Tandon Appearance: Advocates Sakya Sen and Rohit Banerjee (for Petitioner); Advocate General Kishore Dutta and Advocate Srijib Chakraborty (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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No new Covid 19 deaths, but 32 more cases nationally

first_img Twitter No new Covid 19 deaths, but 32 more cases nationally Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ No new Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the Republic of Ireland today, leaving the death toll at 1,746.However, 32 more cases have been reported here, the highest number in a month, bringing the total to 25,670. None of the new cases were in Donegal,where the number of confirmed cases is still 468.Kingston Mills, a professor of experimental immunology in Trinity College, says the rise in the number of cases is a concern……………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/18mills-virus-figures-clip-em.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today.There has been a total of 1,746 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Monday 13th July, the HPSC has been notified of 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,670 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.As of midnight Monday 13th July, 523,277 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 49,264 tests were carried out. 157 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.3%.Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 and making contact with your GP immediately is a crucial component to us identifying and containing this disease.“Symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be similar to other common ailments. I would urge anyone experiencing symptoms to assume it is COVID-19, in the first instance, until a GP or test tells you otherwise.“Keep informed on symptoms and updates on COVID-19 in the community using reputable sites such as hse.ie and gov.ie/health.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Tuesday July 14thNext articleEAF 2020 – Iarla ó Lionaird & Steve Cooney News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook By News Highland – July 14, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

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Inch Levels included in EU programme to enhance walking trails

first_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 30, 2020 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Inch Levels included in EU programme to enhance walking trails Donegal County Council says a new European programme to link strategic walking trails with the towns and villages around them has the potential to make a major difference in South Inishowen.The “Trail Gazers” programme is being led by the council in Donegal, and also includes partners from Sligo, Wales, France, Spain, and Portugal.The programme is geared towards benefitting local economies in a way that doesn’t compromise the environment. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleFurther warnings over scam text messages & emailsNext articleSupport sought for Inishowen Food Bank News Highland The Inch Levels Walk is the Donegal trail involved in the initiative, Project manager Loretta McNicholas says there is scope for real local benefits………………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/loretta1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Statement in full -Progress made on ‘planning for the recovery of smallrural communities’ through the new European TrailGazers Project.Recently, partners from across the Atlantic Area met online to continue planning and makingprogress on the new Atlantic Area Trail Gazers Project, for which Donegal County Council arelead partners.This project was set up to stimulate rural communities by linking strategic walking andrecreational infrastructure in areas of rich natural, built and cultural heritage with thesurrounding towns and villages. By working with key business, tourism and communitystakeholders the project sets out to develop tailored marketing material and reach new nichemarkets; pilot bespoke Business to Customer initiatives based on key learning insights from trailvisitors and sound business acumen; nurture community led plans for the long term sustainablefuture of each trail site and surrounding catchment areas. The overall ambition of this projectis to enhance visits to walks and recreational trails in the region and also provide incentives forthese visitors to further explore, experience and enjoy all that the surrounding towns andvillages have to offer.It is likely that COVID-19 will have an impact on the vitality of small rural communities;therefore maximising the return from strategic investments in tourism, walks and recreationalinfrastructure is key to planning the recovery of such rural communities across the AtlanticArea.This project is learning from experts in the field who have years of experience in working ontrail development and knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in targeting niche walkingand environmental tourists and ensuring that rural communities and infrastructure can growsustainably to accommodate increases in visits without damaging the natural assets thatvisitors come to see. These partners have selected a wide variety of trails to test best practicemethods in installing sensors and counters, in capturing and predicting footfall patterns tofuture proof trail maintenance and service plans; in surveying trail users to identify factors thatwould enhance their experience; in working with local business in developing Business toCustomer initiatives to enhance return from visitors; in capturing digital imagery to showcaseeach site to new audiences; in developing community trail plans that are focused on nicheexperiences etc.The 8 trails selected to test this project are in 'Chemin De Mémoires', in Bretagne, France; ‘ViaVerde del Plazola' in Navarra, Spain; 'La Caldera de Taburiente’ on the Canary Island of LasPalma; the 'Seven Hanging Valleys' in the Algarve, Portugal; 'Sacred Mountain' in Viana doCastelo, Northern Portugal; the ‘Taff Trail’ in West Wales and the Valleys; the‘Knocknarea/Killaspugbrone loop ‘ in Sligo and 'Inch Levels’ in Donegal. In addition GlasgowCaledonian University and Ulster University are providing important guidance on innovativetechnology and data capture solutions for each site.Community input is vital to this project and to this end the partnership would like to ensurethat key sectors in the rural community are represented on the ‘Project Advisory Groups’ ineach of the regions. These groups will guide the development of a ‘shared vision’ for each trailsite that is based on evidence and data capture through the project and provide a range ofshovel ready, community supported projects through practical trail plans that will ensuresustainable rural futures. The new Trail Gazers Website will be available this May and willallow any interested citizen to join an online community devoted to walks and trails in theAtlantic Area.The partnership will work tirelessly over the next number of weeks to ensure that all necessaryarrangements are in place that once the restrictions are lifted this important work cancontinue.Trail Gazers project is co-financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme through theEuropean Regional Development Fund. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more