Lords call for probe into audit oligopoly

first_img Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Sharecenter_img KCS-content The “oligopoly” of Big Four auditors contributed to the financial crisis, according to a damning report released yesterday by the influential House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee.The committee, chaired by Conservative Lord MacGregor, called for a full probe into concentration in the industry by the Office of Fair Trading, citing the fact that 99 of FSTE 100 companies are audited by one of the big four – Ernst & Young (E&Y), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte and KPMG.The Lords blasted the auditors’ role in the financial crisis as displaying a “dereliction of duty” and a sense of “complacency” that led to them signing off on accounts that they should have questioned.The committee’s conclusions on the “culpability” of the Big Four in the crisis were roundly criticised by the industry. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) said: “We do not accept that auditors contributed to the severity of the financial crisis. They did the job that they were expected to do.”A Big Four source called the report a “broadside attack” on the industry and said the tone of it was “unhelpful”.Despite objecting to the report’s language, however, many auditors welcomed some of the Lords’ practical suggestions, particularly for more dialogue between audit firms and regulators and for direct consultation with shareholders about the appointment of auditors.The report said that a “self-reinforcing cycle had helped to consolidate the dominance of the Big Four” and that it represents a “systemic risk”, particularly in the banking sector because conflicts of interest mean that only three are “active”. Wednesday 30 March 2011 8:28 pm Lords call for probe into audit oligopoly Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Catena Media forecasts record revenue and profit for Q2

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Affiliate giant Catena Media has said that it expects to achieve record revenue and profit in the second quarter of 2020, despite its business being affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Casino & games 20th July 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Affiliate giant Catena Media has said that it expects to achieve record revenue and profit in the second quarter of 2020, despite its business being affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Catena said in a trading update that revenue for the three months to 30 June is likely to amount to €27.7m (£25.2m/$31.7m). This would represent a rise of 17% on the same period last year, and set a new quarterly revenue record for the business.According to Catena, the primary reason behind this forecasted increase was the performance of its casino segment, with its AskGamblers brand and Japanese business having their own all-time highs for revenues.Catena also reported a record quarter for its US business, as with all land-based casinos in the country closed for most of Q2 and sports wagering almost non-existent, online and social casinos saw “tremendous growth rates”.However, Catena did note struggles within its sports betting business, due to the fact that almost all major sports events around the world were either cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, though some football leagues returned at the end of the quarter.Catena also said that a major update by Google regarding its search and ranking algorithms at the beginning of May negatively impacted traffic numbers for some brands, but others, such as Catena’s US brands, saw a positive impact.That said, Catena said that while those brands that experienced a negative impact, conversion rates and revenues were not necessarily hit in the same way, which was reflected in total forecasted revenue for the quarter.New depositing customers the quarter was up 4% year-on-year to 104,000, but down 13% on the opening three months of 2020, though Catena said that the quarter-on-quarter decline was expected due to the impact of Covid-19 on its sports business.In terms of profits for the quarter, Catena said adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation is set to amount to between €14.5m and €14.8m, either of which would be a record quarterly performance and at least an increase of 52% on last year.Catena put this expected rise primarily down to growth in its casino segment, as well as higher margins, continuous cost control and lower direct costs as a result of the lack of sports and continued shift towards more organic revenue.“Given the extraordinary global circumstances, Q2 was a very challenging quarter, so we are happy to report that the measures taken by the company helped us achieve the best quarter ever in the history of the company,” Catena chief executive Per Hellberg said.Catena plans to publish its full results for the second quarter on 19 August.center_img Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Catena Media forecasts record revenue and profit for Q2last_img read more

Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgHome Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileHome Afrika Limited is a property development company which provides quality, sustainable and affordable housing for communities in Kenya and other countries in the East Africa sub-region. These include housing developments in golf estates and services hotel apartments. The company implements housing projects which have a long-term positive impact on society and achieves this through alliance partnerships with government, private sector and development partners. Home Afrika Limited designs, constructs and maintains residential and commercial buildings which comply to a regulatory framework for sustainability and conformity. Home Afrika Limited has implemented a regional expansion plan under the name “Go Country” and “Go Africa” which aims to build approximately 1 million homes under a mass housing programme which spans Africa sub-regions. Home Afrika Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Los episcopales siguen brindando ayuda en el largo trayecto de…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Aug 29, 2013 Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Una voluntaria de un grupo de jóvenes de cuatro parroquias episcopales del área de la Bahía de San Francisco trabaja en la infraestructura de un edificio en Brooklyn, Nueva York, afectado por el huracán Sandy. Foto de What Is Good? Tumblr blog.[Episcopal News Service] Si usted no vive en el Nordeste o en los estados del Atlántico Medio de Estados Unidos, el huracán Sandy, que devastó esas regiones hace casi 10 meses, puede ser un recuerdo remoto. Sin embargo, ese no es el caso para muchos que viven en esas zonas y para los episcopales que aportan su ayuda en lo que apenas es el comienzo de un proceso de recuperación de muchos años.En tanto los noticieros nacionales podrían mostrar escenas de reconstrucción y hablar de estados que están gastando millones de dólares para afirmarles a los tradicionales visitantes del verano que —dicho en las palabras de la campaña de Nueva Jersey— “somos más fuerte que la tormenta”, la vida en partes de Nueva Jersey, Nueva York y Maryland dista de ser normal. La tormenta del 29 de octubre de 2012 causó daños que se calculan en $65.700 millones, incluida la destrucción o afectación de 650.000 casas, según un informe federal reciente.No obstante, a los episcopales que querían ayudar inmediatamente después de la tormenta, con frecuencia les decían que no había nada que ellos pudieran hacer.“La gente al principio creía que habíamos emprendido una reconstrucción masiva y de que iba a haber toda clase de oportunidades de misión aquí”, le dijo Keith Adams, coordinador de recuperación de desastres de la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey, a Episcopal News Service durante una entrevista reciente.Ha habido oportunidades de misión —los voluntarios se han puesto a trabajar en otras tareas, tales como ayudar a almacenar donaciones para programas de alimentación—, pero en los últimos meses se ha presentado la oportunidad de una nueva y permanente etapa de reconstrucciones e incluso de construcciones de viviendas.Adams habló con ENS en la Iglesia Faro de Luz de la Alianza Comunitaria en Tuckerton, Nueva Jersey, que sirve como centro de la campaña ecuménica de reconstrucción organizada por una asociación ministerial de la localidad. En los meses transcurridos desde el azote de Sandy, la Operación Bendición limpió más de 100 casas, muchas de las cuales necesitaban reparaciones y reconstrucción. La diócesis y la asociación se comprometieron con reconstruir por lo menos 30 casas durante el verano de 2013. El día que Adams se reunió con ENS, un equipo de misión de la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Alexandria, Virginia, llevaba media semana trabajando en alguna de esas casas.La nueva serie de oportunidades de misión se ha presentado porque la mayoría de las personas han llegado al momento decisivo en el típico ciclo de los empeños de ayuda y recuperación que suceden a un desastre. El proceso para que los propietarios de viviendas soliciten y reciban ayuda de la Agencia Federal de Administración de Emergencias [FEMA, por su sigla en inglés] terminó en mayo. El final de julio era la fecha tope para solicitar ayuda económica de varios programas de socorro a propietarios de viviendas financiados con dinero federal de un Paquete de Subvenciones para el Desarrollo.“Lleva muchísimo, pero muchísimo, tiempo empeñarse proceso de recuperación a largo plazo”, dijo Adams.Durante esos meses de limbo, “las personas no saben si se van a quedar, si van a reconstruir o que cantidad van a recibir de sus compañías de seguro”, dijo Adams, un experto federal en gestión de desastres ya jubilado y con más de 30 años de experiencia.Además, muchos propietarios, amparados por el Programa Nacional de Seguro de Inundaciones han aprendido la dura lección respecto a una pequeña cláusula de sus pólizas que niega el amparo si las inundaciones desplazan el suelo en torno a sus casas y ese desplazamiento resquebraja los cimientos.Y a esto se añade un motivo de frustración y retraso, según el Rdo. Michael Sniffen, rector de la iglesia de San Lucas y San Mateo [Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew] en el barrio de Clinton Hill de Brooklyn, Nueva York. La FEMA y otras compañías de seguros privadas les han dado información contradictoria a los propietarios sobre quién pagará cuál reclamación primero.“Se convierte en un círculo interminable y en el ínterin están sin electricidad, sin agua, sin un lugar adecuado donde vivir”, dijo Sniffen, cuya parroquia ha participado en los empeños de recuperación de Sandy desde poco después que azotara la tormenta.No todos los propietarios de viviendas saben todavía cuál de los programas de los que han solicitado ayuda les otorgará dinero, ni se han enterado que sus solicitudes fueron denegadas o no cubiertas del todo. A principios de este mes, Asbury Park Press, de Nueva Jersey, solicitó relatos de personas a quienes el mayor de esos programas, programa de Reconstrucción Rehabilitación, Elevación y Mitigación, con un presupuesto de $600 millones, le hubiera denegado ayuda y que, por consiguiente, se propusieran abandonar sus hogares afectados por Sandy. El 23 de agosto, el periódico publicó un artículo acerca de una pareja obligada a elegir entre reconstruir o abandonar su casa. Una voluntaria de un grupo de jóvenes de cuatro parroquias episcopales del área de la Bahía de San Francisco trabaja en la infraestructura de un edificio en Brooklyn, Nueva York, afectado por el huracán Sandy. Foto de What Is Good? Tumblr blog.Para ayudar a los residentes a salir adelante en su entorno después de Sandy, Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales apoya el trabajo de los coordinadores de recuperación de desastres, tales como Adams en las diócesis de Easton (Maryland), Nueva Jersey y Nueva York. Estos coordinadores trabajan con congregaciones episcopales, ecuménicas y agrupaciones comunitarias de base y con toda una gama de agencias del gobierno para evaluar las necesidades y organizar actividades de respuesta, según un comunicado de prensa de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales.La labor, que apenas empieza, está teniendo lugar fundamentalmente a través de lo que se conoce como Grupos de Recuperación a Largo Plazo (vea un ejemplo aquí). Hay 16 en el estado de Nueva Jersey y una de las principales funciones de los grupos es servicio de asesoría de casos para ayudar a familias e individuos damnificados por Sandy a resolver sus necesidades no satisfechas.Es una enorme tarea. Los grupos tienen un total de poco menos de 100 asesores de casos en Nueva Jersey. En el condado de Monmouth, uno de los más afectados por Sandy, pero sólo uno de los nueve condados que resultaron afectados, 35.000 personas necesitan una cita con un asesor de casos, explicó Adams.“Luego, esto no va a ser cosa de un par de meses o de un par de años”, afirmó. “Esto va a seguir probablemente durante varios años”.Adams recientemente le hizo un llamado por e-mail a todos los episcopales de la diócesis para que se ofrecieran de voluntarios a fin de ayudar a esos grupos con su trabajo.Además de la labor en Tuckerton, los episcopales han ayudado a rehabilitar cerca de 100 hogares en Staten Island y hay otras 60 casas a la espera de ser rehechas en el área de Atlantic City, según explicó Adams.“Esperamos seguir adelante y vamos a tener cada vez más casas [en cola para la labor]”, añadió. “Este año probablemente no va a ser la gran temporada de reconstrucción. El año próximo probablemente tendremos la mayor parte de eso”.Y el mensaje para los episcopales es claro: “Va a haber toneladas de oportunidades el próximo año”, según Adams.Él predijo cinco o seis sitios a través de las diócesis de Nueva Jersey y Nueva York para la labor de reconstrucción y construcción.Sniffen dijo que “durante años vamos a seguir necesitando equipos de manos amigas con toda suerte de destrezas”.El trabajo en las áreas afectadas por Sandy no es del todo igual a las tareas recientes en otras zonas de desastres, explicó Adams.En muchísimos casos, “no va a haber una oportunidad de reconstruir casas” porque muchas estructuras han sido condenadas y están siendo derribadas, afirmó. Los solares yermos que van quedando como resultado [de las demoliciones] con frecuencia los compran personas que buscan construir casas más grandes que las que se perdieron. Además, algunos propietarios se enfrentan a decenas de miles de dólares en costos de reconstrucción adicionales para levantar sus casas por encima del nivel de inundación que puede ser hasta de 12 pies, a fin de cumplir con las nuevas regulaciones federales de los seguros de inundación. Esas presiones han comenzado a excluir a algunas personas del mercado [inmobiliario].La Diócesis de Nueva Jersey quiere ayudar a mitigar esa situación mediante la construcción de viviendas costeables en los terrenos que una vez ocuparon iglesias que ahora están cerradas. Adams discute esos planes en un vídeo que aparece a continuación.Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales también ha ayudado a crear una coordinación regional de voluntarios para conectar equipos de misión con proyectos en diócesis afectadas. Las diócesis de Easton, Nueva Jersey y Nueva York han establecido una página web aquí para episcopales que buscan oportunidades como voluntarios después de Sandy.  Las tres diócesis —así como la Diócesis de Long Island donde está localizada la iglesia de Sniffen— están albergando equipos de misión.Elizabeth Keenan, coordinadora regional de voluntarios, se cerciora de que cada lugar de trabajo consiga voluntarios “de manera que no todo el mundo quiera venir a Nueva Jersey al mismo tiempo y Nueva York no tenga voluntarios o Maryland no los tenga”, dijo ella a ENS.El verano es la gran estación del voluntariado, dijo Keenan, debido a las vacaciones escolares y al hecho de que muchas personas planean tomar vacaciones del trabajo durante el verano. Pero ella espera que los voluntarios sigan viniendo cuando termine la estación.“Hay una gran necesidad [de personas] que vengan de voluntarios o no vamos a poder reconstruir y no vamos a sobrevivir realmente a la tormenta”, subrayó Keenan, nativa de Nueva Jersey que vive en Medfor, ciudad de ese estado, que trabajaba para Americorps cuando Sandy azotó y que ayudó a FEMA a comenzar las solicitudes de asistencia al desastre el día antes de que la tormenta azotara el 29 de octubre de 2012.Keenan agregó que su trabajo había robustecido su fe. “Uno realmente ve la obra de Dios en los voluntarios”, afirmó.Y muchos de los voluntarios del viaje de misión dicen que han sido transformados por sus experiencias.La parroquia de Sniffen albergó recientemente a un grupo de jóvenes y sus asesores adultos provenientes de la parroquia episcopal de los Fieles Difuntos [All Souls Episcopal Parish] en Berkeley; la iglesia de San Timoteo [St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church] en Danville; la iglesia de San Pablo [St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] en Walnut Creek; y la iglesia de la Resurrección [Episcopal Church of the Resurrection], en Pleasant Hill,  todas ellas de California. Los voluntarios asistieron al culto en la parroquia de Brooklyn el 4 de agosto y uno de los jóvenes habló durante el oficio acerca de cómo habían aprendido acerca de la justicia retributiva y restaurativa.“Se me abrió la mente”, dijo Sniffen. “Hablaban de querer participar en esta campaña de ayuda de un modo que trajera consigo justicia restaurativa, es decir restauración para todos los que participan”.Este grupo (cuyos miembros han publicado fotos de su viaje aquí) y sus predecesores les dijeron a los miembros de San Lucas y San Mateo que si bien vinieron a ayudar y suponían que iban a inspirar a los sobrevivientes de la tormenta, su experiencia fue multidimensional.“Ellos estaban tan entusiasmados de venir y ayudar y ser una especie de animadores y resulta que fueron transformados por las comunidades que visitaban y a las que vinieron a ayudar”, dijo Sniffen. “En esos viajes se produce una gran inspiración y un aliento espiritual mutuos. Todos nos sentimos estimulados”.La parroquia ha estado necesitada de algún incentivo porque, si bien la mayoría de los miembros no fueron afectados por Sandy, alguien incendió deliberadamente la iglesia dos días antes de la Navidad de 2012. Desde entonces los fieles han estado adorando en el salón parroquial.“La congregación es una especie de comunidad desplazada y estamos sirviendo a personas que están desplazadas. Y las personas que están aquí en estos viajes están desplazadas por elección propia durante un tiempo”, apuntó Sniffen. “Luego todo el mundo se relaciona con los demás en un nivel humano básico y todo el mundo está motivado por un amoroso deseo de servir. Es en verdad una oportunidad de reunirnos salvando muchas diferencias”.Las iglesias siempre han desempeñado un papel clave en ayudar a las personas a recobrarse de desastres, pero Sniffen recalcó que el trabajo después de Sandy le ha enseñado a él y a la congregación algunas lecciones. Hay empresas de socorro que surgen en torno a estos desastres. A veces eso puede ser muy útil y en algunos aspectos o bien son de poca ayuda o incluso pueden ser lesivas”, explicó.“Las comunidades religiosas pueden ayudar a orientar eso. En lugar de constituir otra capa, podemos vernos como prójimos. No somos una agencia a la que alguien viene a rellenar un formulario; sencillamente acompañamos a las personas a través de estos diferentes procesos”.Otra lección aprendida en las secuelas de Sandy, dijo Sniffen, es cuánto más podrían hacer las iglesias episcopales, si llevaran a cabo algunos cambios fundamentales. Por ejemplo, la junta parroquial de San Lucas y San Mateo está contemplando renovar su cocina y sus baños, incluso añadir duchas, para hacer que la iglesia sea más fácilmente adaptable como albergue de desastres y facilitar el hospedaje de grupos de trabajo.En la actualidad, siempre que un grupo de misión se hospeda en la iglesia, [la falta de] las duchas es un mayor problema y Sniffen tiene que llamar al YMCA de la localidad para ver si los voluntarios pueden ducharse allí. O, si el grupo es lo bastante pequeño, Sniffen les deja que se duchen en la rectoría, e intenta conseguir la misma hospitalidad de otras iglesias episcopales. El grupo de East Bay se duchaba en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan  [St. John’s Episcopal Church], también en Brooklyn.Mirando al largo plazo, Sniffen se pregunta si la Iglesia Episcopal debe contemplar la designación de parroquias específicas como centros regionales para servicios de recuperación de desastres.Y, ya se trate de cambios de infraestructura o cambios de actitud, Sniffen y Adams dicen que los que se encuentran en la primera línea en la recuperación de desastres están aprendiendo cosas que pueden compartir con la Iglesia Episcopal en general en tanto ésta debate las formas de ser más “diestra” y más sensible al mundo al que sirve.“Si miramos a cosas como los desastres naturales y las crisis comunitarias como nuestros maestros, aprendemos muy rápidamente a reaccionar con agilidad porque la necesidad nos resulta muy obvia”, añadió Sniffen. “En consecuencia, las lecciones que hemos aprendido mientras prestamos ayuda en los desastres son lecciones que espero podremos incorporar en todos los otros aspectos de nuestra vida colectiva”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Los episcopales siguen brindando ayuda en el largo trayecto de la recuperación después de Sandy Las lecciones aprendidas cambian vidas, tal vez a toda la Iglesialast_img read more

The Kurtley Beale greatest try that never was

first_imgTuesday Nov 9, 2010 The Kurtley Beale greatest try that never was Theres been a fair share of negativity on here in the past couple of days due to some dirty play, so lets take a look at something good from the weekend as Kurtley Beale produced a moment of sheer genius against the Welsh. The Wallaby fullback didnt complete the job, but it’s remarkable that he even got close. Beale has come into his own of late. Still only 21, it feels as though hes been around for a very long time. He started his Super Rugby career with plenty of promise but failed to cement a regular, dominant position for himself at international level. For the Waratahs he was thrown in at number ten at a young age and while it was clear he had incredible talent, something just wasnt right. This season however, hes found his feet at fullback for both the Tahs and the Wallabies, thriving in the position. He admitted hes made a few lifestyle changes and now, thanks to his improved fitness and confidence, is the quickest in the Australian squad along with flyer Rod Davies and has managed to live up to that promise he showed at such an early age. Of late there has been a few key moments for himself and his team. Against South Africa in the Tri Nations he kicked that sensational penalty from 50 out to win the game in Bloemfontein . Against the All Blacks in Hong Kong he was the one who beat two defenders as he returned the missed touch finder from Stephen Donald. Then against Wales this past weekend, he put in a fantastic Man of the Match performance. The man is on fire, and its having a great effect on the others in the Wallaby squad. “It’s infectious, any sort of positive vibe’s infectious,” said fellow back Drew Mitchell. “I think he really found his feet at full-back towards the back end of the year with the Waratahs. With that came a lot of confidence and you can see it with the way he’s playing now. He’s playing with a lot of confidence and very instinctively but you love that. Everyone around him thrives off his enthusiasm,” he added. This moment of sheer brilliance against Wales was a fine example of what hes capable of, and how important it is that players are given the freedom to back and express themselves. “I turned to Quade during the Welsh Test.. the try that almost happened with Kurtley. You could only look at one another and laugh at how he came up with even just getting himself in the position to potentially come up with a try like that,” Mitchell said. “The boys have had a couple of little goes at him about why he didn’t score the try and he’s not too happy with himself because it probably would have gone down as one of the best ever.” ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Woodbridge12 Condominiums / SPF: architects

first_img 2010 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81987/woodbridge12-condominiums-spfa Clipboard Woodbridge12 Condominiums / SPF: architectsSave this projectSaveWoodbridge12 Condominiums / SPF: architects Year:  Photographs Projects United States “COPY” CopyApartments•United Statescenter_img Woodbridge12 Condominiums / SPF: architects Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81987/woodbridge12-condominiums-spfa Clipboard Architects: SPF: architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  John Edward LindenText description provided by the architects. The Woodbridge12 condominium project represents the unique convergence of vision between architect and developer, and a passion on the part of both to see it come to fruition. In this case, the vision belonged to architect Zoltan Pali, FAIA of Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a), and to developer, Elan Mordoch. Pali’s philosophy brought no particular design agenda to the table – a pure modernist, the architect allowed the site, program, and environmental constraints give shape to the building and its components, resulting in an efficient and poetic design solution. He is of the, “What does the building want to be?” school of architecture, and his dozens of prestigious design awards attest to his ability to answer that question with stunning and impressive results. Save this picture!© John Edward LindenRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDeveloper, Elan Mordoch, has spent his life studying both quality architecture and quality construction projects. With Woodbridge12 the developer was meticulous about expressing every architectural detail with a precision and build quality, typical of high end custom homes, but rarely seen on multi-family real estate developments. Finishes, products, and a myriad of carefully thought out unit features elevate the Woodbridge12 residences to some of the finest residential units available in Southern California.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Santa Caterina Market / EMBT Associated ArchitectsArticlesNoah’s House / VisiondivisionArticlesProject locationAddress:California, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeSPF: architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingUnited StatesPublished on October 19, 2010Cite: “Woodbridge12 Condominiums / SPF: architects” 19 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Woodbridge12 Condominiums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 Save this picture!© John Edward Linden+ 12 Share “COPY”last_img read more

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

first_img Chile Projects Houses CopyHouses•Santiago, Chile Chovar House / Tidy ArquitectosSave this projectSaveChovar House / Tidy Arquitectos Year:  Save this picture!© Marcelo Cáceres+ 14 Share Architects: Albert Tidy Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2011 “COPY” Collaborator:Ernesto SilvaStructures:Claudio HinojosaConstruction:Michel FilippiSite Area:600,76 m2Project Architects:Albert Tidy , Ian TidyCity:SantiagoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo CáceresRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The project consists of a single family house of approximately 200m2, located in a residential neighborhood in the foothills of the city of Santiago.Save this picture!PlanThe block where the property is located corresponds to a succession of similar lots, about 20mx30m. The plastic exercise begins with a closed volume towards the neighbors and open in the longitudinal direction of the site. A window on the upper level of the east facade opens up to the views of the Andes, maintaining privacy with a high sill.Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresThis limits views from the outside to the inside, and reciprocally, outlines the hills selectively eliminating the immediate plane of the city.Save this picture!SectionThe program responds to a layout customized to the lifestyle of its occupants. In this sense, we gave volumetric prominence to the three major programs located on the first floor: kitchen, dining and living. Each dislocates from the larger volume, oriented in different directions to visually dominate the courtyard area.Save this picture!© Marcelo CáceresProject gallerySee allShow lessA City Without Cars: New York’s Recovery from Automobile DominanceArticlesCareer Insights from IE School of Architecture & DesignArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538181/chovar-house-tidy-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538181/chovar-house-tidy-arquitectos Clipboard Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeAlbert Tidy ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantiagoChilePublished on August 19, 2014Cite: “Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos” [Casa Chovar / Tidy Arquitectos] 19 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Vegan House / Block Architects

first_imgCopyHouses, Restoration, Renovation•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Houses Photographs:  Quang TranSave this picture!© Quang TranRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This house was in an old terrace next to an apartment built in 1965. The owner works in travel and tourism, he once rented the house and planned to renovate it into a cultural place. It is on this spot that people meet up, share and cook Vietnamese traditional food, especially vegan one. They may also stay in during their time in Vietnam.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Quang TranThe owner had hoarded up all the abandoned old things from his friends before brought about the project. They were every kind of furniture such as table, chair, wardrobe, window and lampshade. With a tight budget, the architect wanted to exploit these old things with available ones and new ones to create a fresher place which still keeps traditional values of the former house. The old windows were used as the main material to create a distinctive appearance. These windows have been used in Vietnam for a long time because of its ventilation. They are now rearranged into a new facade with different colors and cover the old facade, wrap it up to the rooftop and create a special attraction, as well as harmonizing with the ancientness of entire area. Some open windows on the roof provide the trees beneath with space and natural light. This symbolizes growth, hopes for the future and goodness from traditional bedrock.Save this picture!© Quang TranThese windows also turn up inside the house as light partitions, separate and decorate space. On the ground floor, there are long curved kitchen cupboards go through the house. The big kitchen at the front is where people cook, talk and enjoy their cooking together in a dining room behind. Garden and an old staircase to the first floor are among these spaces. On the first floor, there is a bedroom at the front and a place to relax or work. A new steel staircase was built beside the atrium to the second floor, which used to be an unused roof. A bedroom was additionally made of old available steel sheeting, which lies beneath the roof system a short distance to prevent the heat from affecting inside. From this room to the front, there is a garden for drinking tea and looking at night sky through lit in the window. Two toilets were also designed for these bedrooms. A small atrium was placed at the end for cross-room ventilation, it also provides beneath toilets with natural light. The material of walls and floors was preserved. Unrefined cement surfaces, jalousie windows and bamboo wattle on the ceiling create both a modern and ancient place and revive Vietnamese architecture in the 60’s and 70’s.Save this picture!© Quang TranSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Quang TranThe architect aspired to create a new place for newcomers from many different cultures. On the basis of rearranging old things in a new way, both the old things and the new ones can exist together and support each other. As time goes by, people here will give new vitality and new soul to this house.Save this picture!© Quang TranProject gallerySee allShow lessBT1 Building / DRAWING WORKSSelected ProjectsTooronga Townhouse / Pitch Architecture + DesignSelected Projects Share “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Block Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Quang Tran+ 35Curated by Diego Hernández Share Vegan House / Block Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/641621/vegan-house-block-architects Clipboard Year:  Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Vegan House / Block ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVegan House / Block Architects 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/641621/vegan-house-block-architects Clipboard Photographs Vietnam Projects CopyAbout this officeBlock ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationRenovationDabasHo Chi Minh City3D ModellingRenovationIcebergHousesRefurbishmentVietnamPublished on September 10, 2020Cite: “Vegan House / Block Architects” 09 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?素食餐厅 / Block Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Whitewater wins Durrell Wildlife pitch

first_imgWhitewater wins Durrell Wildlife pitch AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Whitewater  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis After a four-way pitch Whitewater has been appointed as strategic and creative partner for new supporter acquisition and development for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.The Trust celebrates its 50th birthday in 2009 and new fundraising activity will coincide with above-the-line advertising planned for the anniversary.www.durrellwildlife.org Howard Lake | 2 July 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

In Washington, D.C., JDL attacks AIPAC protesters

first_imgHundreds of Palestinians and supporters rallied outside the White House before marching to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on March 26.The demonstration, organized by the Cleveland and Midwest chapters of Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and the Answer Coalition, protested United States aid to Israel, scheduled to exceed $38 billion over the next decade, and the opening of an annual policy conference by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.Other rallies by the Jewish campaign IfNotNow and the women’s organization Code Pink had already begun outside the convention center.Before the march from the White House arrived, members of the far-right Jewish Defense League attacked participants in the growing protests.Their assaults with flagpoles hospitalized at least two demonstrators: Ben Doernberg, an IfNotNow member from Boston, and Kamal Nayfeh, a Palestinian-American instructor at North Carolina’s Central Piedmont Community College.“I feel hits from everywhere, and I fell down and I can feel the kicks everywhere on my body,” Nayfeh recounted to Charlotte’s WSOC television station.“The only thing I told them was I am a Palestinian,” the 55-year-old father of four added. “They didn’t know anything about me.” (wsoctv.com)The attack on Nayfeh resulted in criminal charges against two JDL members: Yosef Steynovitz, a 32-year-old from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, for assault with significant bodily injury, and Rami Lubranicki, a 59-year-old from Howell, N.J., for assault with a dangerous weapon.Some media say the two also face charges of a “suspected hate crime” due to “anti-Arab” bias, a claim that other reports have disputed.Resurgent extremismLubranicki, an Israel-born U.S. citizen, previously founded both the anti-Muslim website “Islam Exposed” and the group “American Bikers United against Jihad.”The latter attempted to terrorize Muslims in Islamberg, N.Y., last May by staging a “Ride for National Security” through the rural area. But their plans fizzled when exactly five bikers encountered a mobilization of 400 supporters from the surrounding community.Steynovitz is one of a small but vocal number of JDL militants, centered around Toronto, who frequently deploy across the border for counter protests in the U.S.The largely dormant JDL, whose bombs once sparked fear across the continent, has re-emerged, if only for limited skirmishes, since the March 2015 election in Israel of a far-right governing coalition that even former Secretary of State John Kerry called “the most right-wing in Israeli history with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements.” (time.gov)But with Israel continuing its drive to the right, and Zionism losing whatever appeal it once held for many Jews, as well as much of the U.S. public at large, the JDL’s unapologetic racism and thirst for violence may represent a growing tendency within the world Zionist movement.Catron is an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more