Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited ( 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgABSA Bank of Botswana Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ABSA Bank of Botswana Limited (  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileAbsa Bank of Botswana Limited formerly (Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited) is an established financial services group; providing solutions in the retail, commercial and corporate sector in Botswana. The group has a national footprint, with 34 branches and 75 ATMs located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Its personal banking products and services range from savings and fixed deposits to graduate loans, funeral cover and smart phone banking services. Its business banking division provides the standard solutions for commercial and corporate transactions, investments and loans, as well as an array of specialised financial solutions such as treasury services, foreign exchange and currency repo, risk management and trade finance products. Absa Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.last_img read more

Why I’d back the Aston Martin share price for 2021

first_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 25th December, 2020 | More on: AML Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why I’d back the Aston Martin share price for 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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And I’m optimistic the changes the group’s bought in over the past 12 months will be enough to return it to growth in the year ahead.Aston Martin share price outlookThis time last year, there were questions about whether or not Aston Martin could survive for the next 12 months.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Ever since its IPO, the organisation has lurched from one disaster to another. A lack of strategy and weak balance sheet seemed to be holding the group back. Analysts questioned whether or not the business would be able to put aside any concerns about its future and convince investors to lend it more money to keep the lights on.After trying to raise money unsuccessfully, luckily the group then found a backer in Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll. The involvement of this billionaire convinced other investors to provide additional cash. He also decided to take a hands-on approach, moving onto the board of the car marker as part of its restructuring.During 2020, there were several significant changes to Aston’s management structure. As noted above, the company’s saviour came on board as chairman. The group also acquired a new CEO, Tobias Moers.Moers, who was formerly at Mercedes, replaced Andy Palmer who had been with the business since 2014.Aston is now led by a chairman who has a reputation for turning around luxury goods brands, and a CEO who has a reputation for making high-performance cars for one of the most respected manufacturers in the world. So I’m incredibly optimistic about the future of the Aston Martin share price under this duo.By all reports, Aston has lacked the sort of luxury goods experience Stroll has brought to the business. Previous management also reportedly spent too much time focusing on growth, rather than quality.That’s where Moers should be able to help.New managementAnother shadow that has dogged the Aston Martin share price for years is funding. The firm has fallen into bankruptcy no less than seven times. After its recent fundraising, the group’s now well capitalised. And one of its largest shareholders, Stroll, has deep pockets and significant connections. His involvement should help remove questions about the company’s solvency.Therefore, I think 2021 could be the year the turnaround finally starts at Aston Martin. I’m going to be keeping a close eye on the company’s costs and sales figures over the next 12 months. If they’re heading in the right direction, I reckon the business could be at the beginning of a multi-year growth spurt.Demand for luxury cars has only increased over the past 10 years, and this tailwind could help accelerate the company’s growth spurt. And if the business shows it’s managed to stabilise the ship, investor sentiment could rapidly improve. That may lead to a substantial increase in the Aston Martin share price. 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Las comunidades locales son generosas, tienden la mano y reconstruyen

first_img Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing [Episcopal News Service] En un año de extraordinarios desastres naturales —tornados, incendios, inundaciones y terremotos— los episcopales han tendido la mano, nacional e internacionalmente, a través de la oración, la ayuda económica y el socorro, la reparación y los esfuerzos de reconstrucción que pueden prestar las “personas sobre el terreno”, y están forjando alianzas creativas en el proceso.Luego de que una secuencia de tornados fatales —que azotaron a fines de abril— hiciera trizas la mayoría de las viviendas económicamente asequibles en Tuscaloosa, Alabama; tres iglesias episcopales del lugar crearon, en alianza con Hábitat para la Humanidad, una cooperativa para la reconstrucción, y el 1 de diciembre se inició la edificación de la primera casa.“Había escasez de viviendas a precios asequibles aun antes de los tornados” que mataron a más de 40 personas y afectaron o destruyeron más de 7.000 casas sólo en Tuscaloosa, según la Rda. Kelley Hudlow, presidenta de la junta de la Cooperativa Episcopal para la Recuperación de Tornados (ETRC, por su sigla en inglés).La ETRC también se ha asociado con la Diócesis de Alabama y con Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales, que proporcionaron subvenciones para un asesor de desastres, un asesor de proyectos de edificación y para materiales de construcción, en lo que Hudlow describe como un esfuerzo de reconstrucción a largo plazo.Las tres iglesias —Iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church], Capilla episcopal y centro de estudiantes Cantórbery [Canterbury Episcopal Chapel and Student Center] y San Matías [St. Matthias] no fueron afectadas por los tornados. Cada una de ellas ofreció respuestas individuales inmediatas después del azote de los tornados, pero rápidamente reconocieron la necesidad de proyectos de recuperación a largo plazo y de garantizar que los vecinos no se quedaran al margen del futuro mercado de viviendas, dijo Hudlow durante una entrevista telefónica reciente.“Percibimos que había una auténtica necesidad, es por eso que nos aliamos con Hábitat para la Humanidad”, explicó Hudlow. “La Iglesia Episcopal se encontraba en una buena situación para brindar recursos económicos, para garantizar el retorno de viviendas asequibles de calidad y de que los urbanizadores no devoraran la tierra para empresas o para casas orientadas hacia el mercado de altos ingresos”.La ETRC es sólo un ejemplo del modo en que los episcopales están tendiendo la mano para llegar a los necesitados de la comunidad.“Este ha sido uno de los años más atareados en lo que a desastres naturales se refiere en todo el país, no sólo algunas catástrofes importantes como los tornados de Alabama y el huracán Irene, sino que hubo también desastres más pequeños”, dijo Katie Mears, directora del programa de medidas de seguridad y respuestas frente a desastres naturales en EE.UU. de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales ( dijo que la agencia colabora con las iglesias locales y otros aliados a nivel nacional en unas 17 diócesis, e internacionalmente en 41 países, brindando apoyo, ayuda y asistencia para la recuperación a largo plazo.Aunque las iglesias episcopales en Texas se libraron de daños en septiembre —cuando una serie de incendios forestales arrasaron miles de hectáreas, destruyeron más de 1.500 hogares y mataron a varias personas—, se movilizaron rápidamente para ayudar a los afectados, según Luke Brount, especialista de comunicaciones de la Diócesis de Texas.La iglesia de San Lucas del Lago [St. Luke’s on the Lake] en Austin sirvió de refugio a bomberos exhaustos y a vecinos desplazados. Si bien sus miembros ayudaron a los residentes de la localidad y a los rescatistas durante los incendios, también siguieron ofreciendo su ayuda a las comunidades devastadas por los tornados en Alabama y Misisipí.Allen Griswold, guardián menor de San Lucas, dijo en una entrevista telefónica reciente que él había hecho ocho viajes en ocho meses desde que los tornados de abril “casi barrieran” los pueblecitos de Hackleburg y Phil Campbell en Alabama y el de Smithville en Mississippi. El sistema [meteorológico] de tres días, conocido como el Súper Estallido 2011, está considerado el mayor registrado hasta el presente, pues dio lugar a más de 353 tornados en 21 estados que le causaron la muerte a 346 personas; de las cuales, 239 por lo menos perecieron en Alabama.El 18 de diciembre, Griswold dijo que acababa de terminar un viaje de ida y vuelta de más de 5.000 kilómetros en el esfuerzo de llevarle [un mensaje de] Navidad a personas de quienes “todo el mundo se había olvidado”.“Una mujer, Jennifer, había perdido a su marido de sólo 38 años de edad, debido a una rara enfermedad, dos semanas antes del tornado”, dijo Griswold, de 61 años. “Su casa quedó completamente destruida. Ella no tiene absolutamente nada. Su hija, Sky, pidió en Navidad un relicario para así poder llevar colgado del cuello un retrato de su padre. Otro niño pidió burbujas. Usted sabe, esas botellitas en que uno sopla y salen pompas de jabón”.“Me preocupa que no haya suficientes personas que presten atención, y me preocupa que estas personas se encuentren en tal necesidad y no pidan nada. San Lucas se ha comprometido a quedarse”, añadió.Gracias al trabajo “del personal sobre el terreno”, Griswold está creando una red de contactos a través de varias iglesias episcopales por toda Alabama, “de manera que cuando tenga lugar otro suceso podamos conectarnos unas con otras”. Él también ha forjado alianzas con la Iglesia Bautista y la Iglesia de Cristo, al igual que con el sistema escolar de la localidad en Smithville, Mississippi.“Tenemos ahora un área escolar empedrada”, dijo. “Hemos provisto alimentos para ayudar, compramos un carrito de golf para que el director se pueda mover de un sitio al otro…y seguimos llevando alimentos, agua, dinero, electrodomésticos y suministros de construcción”.En Smithville, tres estudiantes quedaron huérfanos por el tornado, pero se están esforzando para terminar la escuela secundaria, contó. “Cada uno de ellos vivía sólo con uno de sus padres, que perecieron durante el tornado. Uno [de los estudiantes] estaba viviendo en una camioneta. Eso ha cambiado ahora. Hay otra muchacha que tiene dos empleos, a unos 20 kilómetros de Smithville, para tratar de alimentarse e ir a la escuela y seguir adelante”, añadió. “Ese es un compromiso con la educación como nunca lo había visto”.Como resultado, él ha establecido un fondo con el director de la escuela “para garantizar que los niños tengan togas y birretes para la graduación y ropas con que graduarse, porque no tienen nada”.En otros lugares, durante el año, las inundaciones causaron deslaves, muerte y destrucción. En El Salvador, tormentas y lluvias tropicales a mediados de octubre causaron la muerte de al menos 30 personas y obligaron a millares de evacuaciones, según Noah Bullock, director ejecutivo de la Fundación Cristosal, un proyecto de desarrollo humanitario sin fines de lucro que funciona en El Salvador.Las Naciones Unidas considera a El Salvador y América Central como [las zonas] más vulnerables a los efectos del cambio climático. En febrero de 2011, el Banco Mundial otorgó un préstamo a El Salvador de $50.000 millones dedicado a responder a los desastres naturales.El préstamo facilitó una rápida respuesta del gobierno; sin embargo, el país sufrió una pérdida de un 80 por ciento en sus cultivos. El golpe más duro de los ocho días de lluvia recayó sobre los trabajadores informales y los vendedores ambulantes, dijo Bullock.En 1998, El huracán Mitch lanzó una masiva cantidad de lluvia que causó una inundación relámpago en El Salvador en la que murieron más de 200 personas. La inundación de octubre sobrepasó el máximo nivel alcanzado por el agua cuando el Mitch.El obispo Martín Barahona y el ex director Rdo. Richard Bower, sacerdote episcopal de Vermont, crearon la Fundación Cristosal a raíz del huracán Mitch, para acompañar a la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana de El Salvador. [La Fundación] ha trabajado con la Iglesia Episcopal y con Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales para ayudar a comunidades de El Salvador a recobrarse de una larga guerra civil y de un devastador terremoto en 2001.La escasez de alimentos y el depender de las importaciones ha llevado a un aumento de los precios y la especulación, dijo Bullock.La Fundación Cristosal trabaja en una municipalidad de las afueras de San Salvador para abordar las necesidades de personas desplazadas.“El problema es [que] los pobres son los más afectados por estas tormentas, que intensifican el ciclo de la pobreza”, explicó Bullock. “Es el interesante efecto del cambio climático que afecta a los pobres”.En mayo, las inundaciones afectaron también algunas zonas a lo largo del río Misisipí desde Illinois hasta la Costa del Golfo, donde el Rdo. Scott Lenoir, coordinador diocesano para el socorro en casos de desastres naturales, condujo una caravana de camiones para ayudar a empacar y a mudar a los que se encontraban en peligro por la inundación. El clero llevó a cabo unos “recorridos” pastorales para evaluar y dar a conocer las necesidades.Del mismo modo, en octubre, el clero y las congregaciones episcopales se movilizaron también a través de un sistema congregacional de relevos en la Diócesis de Vermont para asistir a las víctimas de las inundaciones que se produjeron como secuela del huracán Irene. Oscilando en intensidad de categoría 1 a categoría 3, Irene azotó el Caribe, la costa oriental de Estados Unidos, desde las Carolinas hasta Cape Cod y llegó tan al norte como Canadá a fines de agosto. Tocó tierras varias veces, con vientos sostenidos de hasta 112 kilómetros por hora, que causaron graves inundaciones, dejaron un saldo de al menos 50 muertos y produjeron daños a la propiedad que se calculan en los miles de millones de dólares.Las aguas también inundaron el próspero pueblo de Minot, Dakota del Norte, donde la perforación comercial petrolera ya había creado escasez en el de suyo magro mercado de viviendas con precios asequibles, según dijera el Rdo. John Floberg, misionero canónigo de la Diócesis de Dakota del Norte.A fines de junio, las lluvias torrenciales, junto con la nieve y el hielo derretidos en Canadá desbordaron los embalses que alimentan el río Souris en Minot, una ciudad de 36.000 habitantes y “fue entonces que [el agua] desbordó los diques sin que a [los residentes] hubieran podido advertirlos con mucha antelación”, dijo Floberg.Él se ha dado prisa, en alianza con otros que han respondido al desastre, de aliviar los sufrimientos de los vecinos seis meses después de que una inundación, que rompió el récord previo, barriera con un cuarto de las casas de Minot y enviara a unas 11.000 personas a los tráileres temporales de FEMA, “el mayor uso que se hace de los recursos de este organismo después de [los huracanes] Katrina y Ike, pero realmente nadie sabe nada acerca de esto”, dijo Katie Mears de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales.Es una pequeña diócesis, con 21 congregaciones, de las cuales sólo tres pueden sostener a un clérigo de pleno empleo. Sin embargo, la diócesis ha hecho un gran esfuerzo para ayudar a las víctimas de la inundación, no sólo en Minot, sino también a los residentes de la vecina reserva nativoamericana de Spirit Lake, a una hora de camino, donde una década de aumento del nivel acuífero también ha inundado las casas, dijo Mears. La agencia sufraga a un asesor de caso para que trabaje con la comunidad de Spirit Lake.El 19 de diciembre, Floberg hizo un llamado urgente de voluntarios “a venir y venir ahora” para ayudar a rehabilitar unas 4.000 casas que estuvieron inundadas durante un mes con una crecida de más de 3 metros de profundidad y contaminadas de aguas negras y de substancias químicas tóxicas de las que se emplean en la agricultura. Las substancias químicas penetraron en los tabiques, las vigas y los pisos, que luego hubo que limpiarlos y quitarlos. Lo que ahora se necesita es reemplazar los revestimientos exteriores, los tabiques, los paneles de madera prensada, el material aislante y las ventanas, apuntó.“La meta para los próximos dos años es que las casas vuelvan a ser seguras y habitables”, afirmó en el curso de una entrevista telefónica. Junto con compañeros de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América y la Iglesia Metodista Unida, Floberg espera coordinar grupos de voluntarios, haciendo notar que muchas personas no acuden debido a la percepción de la inclemencia del tiempo en Dakota del Norte.“Estamos dispuestos a ir. Estamos dispuestos a recibir voluntarios… Hacemos un llamado urgente a cualquiera que pueda venir ahora. Tenemos trabajo que hacer”, agregó.“La ERD nos ha concedido una subvención para emplear a dos personas, una como directora del proyecto y otra como coordinadora de voluntarios, las cuales trabajarán junas para encontrar grupos e individuos que vengan a Minot por un tiempo y trabajen con la comunidad en la reconstrucción de casas”, añadió.De la misma manera, la Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Iglesia Anglicana del Japón) ha emprendido el proyecto “Caminemos juntos” para apoyar a las víctimas del terremoto de magnitud 9 y del tsunami que afectó las costas este y oeste de Japón el 11 de marzo y dejó un saldo de 30.000 muertos o desaparecidos.El proyecto, anunciado a fines de mayo, se centraba en la reconstrucción de las vidas y comunidades de las víctimas, de muchas que estaban viviendo en albergues de emergencia, según dijo en una declaración del mes de mayo el Rvdmo. Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu, primado de la NSKK.Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales también respondió rápidamente a una inundación súbita que se produjo en las Filipinas causada por la tormenta tropical Washi, que mató al menos 1.100 personas, desplazó a otras 45.000 y causó extensos daños a la propiedad.“Estamos en contacto con nuestros aliados en las Filipinas y estamos enviando ayuda en respuesta a necesidades mientras nuestros aliados sobre el terreno concluyen sus evaluaciones”, dijo Kirsten Laursen Muth, directora principal de programas internacionales, en un comunicado que apareció en la página web del organismo. “En este momento, les pedimos a las personas que oren por aquellos que perdieron a sus seres queridos en el desastre y por los equipos de rescate que están poniéndose en peligro para salvar vidas”.Y para concluir un año de extraordinarios desastres naturales, muchos oficios religiosos de Navidad en Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda, se celebraron al aire libre luego de que cuatro intensos terremotos se dejaran sentir en el curso de tres horas el 23 de diciembre, lesionando a 60 personas y causando daños adicionales a las catedrales anglicana y católica.Bob Parker, alcalde de Christchurch, dijo que los sismos, que incluyeron temblores de 5,8 y 6,0 de magnitud, eran inquietantes en un momento en que la ciudad estaba aún recuperándose del terremoto de 6,1 de magnitud que causó la muerte a 181 personas en febrero pasado.La catedral anglicana de ChristChurch sufrió nuevos daños de consideración, luego de haber perdido su campanario y su famoso rosetón en febrero, según Anglican Taonga, una publicación de la Iglesia Anglicana en Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia. El edificio fue desconsagrado el 9 de noviembre como paso previo a su parcial demolición.Victoria Matthews, obispa de la Diócesis de Christchurch, que había instado a los fieles a celebrar los oficios al aire libre este año, dijo en un mensaje el 24 de diciembre: “¿Quién sabe? Tal vez esta Navidad algunas personas, que de otro modo no se dejarían ver a la puerta de una iglesia, oirán la música y se unirán a la multitud. Lo único que sabemos —con certeza— es que Jesús estará presente con nosotros”.—La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service. Ella está radicada en Los Ángeles. Los miembros de la redacción de ENS Matthew Davies, Lynette Wilson y Sharon Sheridan colaboraron con este reportaje. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Las comunidades locales son generosas, tienden la mano y reconstruyen Después de un año de desastres, los episcopales forjan alianzas creativas Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Por Pat McCaughanPosted Jan 10, 2012 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Kowalewski Residence / Belmont Freeman Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Christopher WesnofskeText description provided by the architects. Atlantic Beach is an established beach community on Long Island, immediately outside of New York City.  It is filled with modest houses from the 1920’s and 30’s in Tudor, Spanish and Art Deco styles.  As real estate prices rose in the last decade, the village saw a lot of “tear-down” activity, as older houses were replaced by much larger homes.  The Kowalewski residence is an attempt to insert a distinctly modern house into the village context in a manner that is respectful of the scale and architectural traditions of the community.  The house does not maximize either the bulk or lot coverage allowed by zoning.  It is oriented with the narrow face – only slightly wider than the former house on the lot – toward the street, with the traditional side driveway and rear garage.  Siting the compact footprint at the north edge of the 85-foot-square lot preserves a wide side garden with mature trees.  In form and materials the house recalls the village’s Art Deco heritage. Save this picture!© Christopher WesnofskeRecommended ProductsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteApariciCeramic Tiles – Glass CollectionSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Utopia LibraryDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemThe 3600 SF house was designed as the primary residence for a family with two small children.  For privacy, the street façade is nearly blank, while the principal rooms all open onto the garden to the south.  The ground floor has an open plan for casual living and maximum connection to the outdoors.  The second floor a hallway with continuous skylight leads to four bedrooms and three baths.  A sun room / guest suite on the third floor opens onto a large roof terrace with panoramic views of the island and the ocean.  The clients are collectors of contemporary art and the work of some of their artist friends – like the marble floor in the entry foyer – is incorporated into the architectural design. Save this picture!© Christopher WesnofskeThe structure is steel, with light-gauge metal framed floors and walls and energy-efficient EIS envelope.  Principal exterior materials are stucco, black slate, stainless steel and glass.  The steel and wood stair floats in a tower glazed in shingled panels of frosted glass, like an over-scaled jalousie window.Save this picture!© Christopher WesnofskeProject gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily Building of the Year 2009 Awards: Final updateArticlesLong Barn Studio / Nicolas Tye ArchitectsArticles Share “COPY” United States Houses Kowalewski Residence / Belmont Freeman Architects 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Atlantic Beach, United States Save this picture!© Christopher Wesnofske+ 15 Share Area:  7500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Belmont Freeman Architects Area Area of this architecture project Kowalewski Residence / Belmont Freeman ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKowalewski Residence / Belmont Freeman Architects Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeBelmont Freeman ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesAtlantic Beach3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on March 01, 2010Cite: “Kowalewski Residence / Belmont Freeman Architects” 01 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Kowalewski 住宅 / Belmont Freeman 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”last_img read more

Lifetime fundraising achievement award shortlist

first_imgLifetime fundraising achievement award shortlist AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Visit Professional Fundraising magazine. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 June 2002 | News This year you can vote for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Fundraising from a shortlist.Each year the Professional Fundraising Magazine and Institute of Fundraising Awards includes an award that recognises the long-term commitment of an individual to raising the standards of fundraising. This year the Fellows of the Institute have produce a shortlist of candidates, one of whom members are encouraged to vote. Candidates include David Ford, Guy Stringer, Manny Amadi and Ken Burnett. The closing date for entries, which can be made by e-mail, is 14 June 2002. Advertisement  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

ChangeStar publishes Charity Events Calendar for 2017

first_img  182 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Social change agency ChangeStar has once again pulled together an extensive list of annual fundraising events and awareness days run by UK charities to form the Charity Events Calendar.The 2017 version will go live on 6 February. It features hundreds of fundraising events, such as marathons, coffee mornings, festivals and telethons, together with awareness campaigns for charities and good causes.It is designed as a free resource to help promote these key dates and also to help fundraisers and organisations plan ahead.  181 total views,  1 views today ChangeStar publishes Charity Events Calendar for 2017 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Events Research / statisticscenter_img Charities can submit their events and dates to the Charity Events Calendar via [email protected] RedesignThe calendar has been completely redesigned for 2017, with improved search functions allowing users to search by location, event type and charity type. Social sharing buttons encourage users to share details of their favourite charity’s events.ChangeStar report that charity staff told them that the 2016 version drove “a significant amount of traffic” to their event pages. Social media buttons enable visitors to share each event on social networks so they can encourage friends to get involved too.Charities can list up to five events on the calendar at no charge. Alternatively, they can take out a ‘Featured Listing’ or advert on the website.ChangeStar was founded by Richard Docwra, formerly CE of TW CAT (now On Agency). It partners with clients in fundraising, campaigning, communications, data, consulting and research – across all media channels.Docwra said of the 2017 Charity Events Calendar:“Fundraisers can now easily search for events all over the country, with drop-down menus listing location, event type and charity type. They can also print out listings and keep them as a handy reference guide. If the success of last year’s calendar is anything to go by, 2017 looks set to be another big hit, especially with the calendar’s fresh new look and functionality.’ Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Howard Lake | 3 February 2017 | Newslast_img read more

They’ll be marching in Cleveland to ‘Shut down Trump and the RNC’

first_imgPeople from all walks of life will be marching on the Republican National Convention. Workers World spoke to some committed activists who have been organizing for the “Shut down Trump and the RNC” march to take place Sunday, July 17, on the eve of the convention.Donnie Pastard is a longtime Cleveland community activist. She has also been organizing a “Real Cleveland Neighborhoods” tour to show the devastation wrought by the economy outside of the ritzy downtown area where the convention is happening.“There are many reasons this march is important to me,” she said. “My reasons can be summed up in the words of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West: ‘There are over 150 million poor people in America [USA] who are not responsible for the damage done to them by the elite society. The poor did not create the deindustrialization of America, the poor do not start wars, and the poor didn’t create greed.’  The bought-and-paid-for government in the USA obliges Wall Street on the backs of the poor, and the poor are paying a heavy price.”The Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association is sending a delegation to the march. DAREA President Bill Davis explained: “I think we all have to stand up for the rights of all people. We will not stand by and let the RNC take us back to the 1930’s Nazi Germany!”Southerners are mobilizing too. “This year we have decided to mobilize a caravan from North Carolina to Cleveland because it is an especially polarizing time for our class,” said Dhruv Pathak, a Charlotte, N.C., labor and community activist. “Racist billionaire Donald Trump is bringing out the most hateful, racist, Islamophobic sections of this country. So it is our duty as activists, organizers and socialists to mobilize to show these bigots that hate won’t be allowed, and wherever there is hate that it will be met with a fightback.”Standing up to intimidationMarching on the RNC demands courage and conviction. A mob of Trump supporters is descending upon Cleveland, and some of them have physically assaulted anti-Trump protesters already. Ohio is an “open carry” state, meaning that outside of the convention space, where firearms are prohibited, they can brandish their guns in public.The people of Cleveland, especially people of color, are facing threats simply by living there.Terrea Mitchell, an organizer and activist with New York People’s Power Assembly, is going “basically to support the activists there on the ground in Cleveland. Cleveland is a majority Black city that is being gentrified and during the convention space it is going to be taken over by a lot of right-wing folk. And it’s important that the activists there on the ground have folks coming out to support them because they’re facing violence and intimidation from the folks that will be attending the RNC. There are racist, fascist and white supremacist groups that will be descending upon Cleveland that, in my mind, will be there with the purpose of trying to incite violence,” she explained.State repression against the right to protest, which has already begun with door-knocking by the FBI, Cleveland police and others, is another form of intimidation that both anti-Trump activists and city residents are being subjected to.The city administration has established an “event zone,” within which free speech barely exists during the convention. The zone was made smaller after a lawsuit was filed, but still extends for blocks in any direction from the RNC site. There is only one permissible march route inside the zone and marchers have only 50 minutes to begin and end their march. A “Dump Trump” march planned for the Monday the convention opens has been denied a permit to start from Public Square, the heart of downtown Cleveland.The movement knows from past convention protest experience that they are the ones being targeted. As Mitchell stated, “It seems that the Cleveland police are not going to be going against those [RNC] people but are going to be tough on the left contingent.”People all over the country are refusing to be intimidated. Shut down Trump and the RNC!  See for protest calendar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Wife of famed pianist pleads not guilty in daughters’ deaths

first_imgprintFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The estranged wife of an internationally known pianist pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that she killed the couple’s young daughters at their Texas home.Sofya Tsygankova entered her plea during a brief court appearance in Fort Worth. Her arraignment came one day after she was charged with capital murder in the deaths of 5-year-old Nika Kholodenko and 1-year-old Michela Kholodenko.Tsygankova was a temporary part-time worker employee at TCU, according to an email from TCU spokeswoman Holly Ellman. She said Tsygankova was hired in February 2016, and the last day she worked was March 16.Ellman said TCU does not comment on personnel matters.Vadym Kholodenko, a winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, discovered his daughters’ bodies March 17 when he arrived at the home to take them to school. Arrest affidavits say the girls were found dead on beds.A pillow partially covered the head of the youngest child, but police Cmdr. David Babcock said Wednesday that investigators haven’t determined whether the children had been smothered. He said that determination would be made by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.Online records for the office indicated Wednesday only that the children died of “homicidal violence” and that autopsies are pending.Tsygankova was kneeling on the floor wearing a blood-stained nightgown and “rocking back and forth,” the affidavits say. She had wounds on her wrist and chest, and a butcher knife was found near the home’s patio.At one point she asked investigators, “Did I do anything bad to my kids?”An empty bottle labeled with her name and the anti-psychotic drug quetiapine was found on the kitchen counter, police said. Authorities later learned she had visited a mental health facility the day before.Tsygankova was first taken to a Fort Worth hospital, where, according to affidavits, she told police she remembered putting her 5-year-old daughter to sleep and seeing her 1-year-old daughter asleep in her crib. She also told police she remembered taking pills and believed she hurt herself with a knife.Tsygankova was booked Tuesday into the Tarrant County jail.In a written statement, her attorney, Joetta Keene, declined to comment on the specific allegations of the affidavit. “This is, no doubt, a very heartbreaking case for everyone involved,” she said.The Ukrainian-born Kholodenko beat nearly 30 finalists from 12 countries to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth in 2013. He and Tsygankova were married in 2010 and filed for divorce last year. Kholodenko no longer lived at the home with Tsygankova and their daughters, but routinely picked up the children from the home in the mornings.The girls were buried Monday at a private service.On Tuesday evening, mourners gathered at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church to remember the girls.“In times like this, we seek answers for how something so terrible could happen,” the Rev. Mary Spradlin said. “It is profoundly unsatisfying to know there are no clear answers. There are some questions we will never be able to answer.”Near the end of the church gathering, Kholodenko played a movement from Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 with three string players from the Fort Worth Symphony.Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Reporting from TCU 360 has been included in this story.  Associated Press Linkedin Facebook Heisman winner, former TCU coach Pat Sullivan dies at 69 + posts Twitter Associated Press ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Previous articleHop your way into spring: a guide to upcoming local beer festivalsNext articleTCU researcher receives grant to continue probiotic research Associated Press RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Associated Press This handout photo provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office shows Sofya Tsygankova. The estranged wife of internationally renowned pianist Vadym Kholodenko sought mental treatment the day before their two young daughters were found dead in the family’s North Texas home, police said Tuesday, March 22, 2016. center_img Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home ReddIt A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Associated Press Music professor says Placido Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast Associated Press TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Twitterlast_img read more

Journalist gets “judicially insane” jail term for fictional short story

first_img to go further Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has learned with incredulity and dismay that the journalist José Cristian Góes (picture) was sentenced to seven months and 16 days in prison on 4 July in connection with a short piece of fiction mocking local political corruption that he posted on his blog, Infonet, in May 2012.Entitled “Me, the colonel inside me,” the story criticized the clientelist methods used by people in positions of power and influence, known as “colonels” in Brazil (see the Brazil report). The story was told in the first person by an imaginary colonel, without any names, dates or public positions being identified.It nonetheless prompted Edson Ulisses, a high court judge in Aracaju, in the northeastern state of Sergipe, to bring civil and criminal proceedings, claiming that story defamed both him and his brother-in-law, Sergipe governor Marcelo Dedá of the Workers Party (PT), who did not file any lawsuit.“This case speaks volumes about the political practices that Góes criticized in his story,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is true that this prison sentence has been widely reported and the court that issued it was a low-level one. But it is a judicial insanity that insults the basic principles of the 1988 democratic constitution. “This precedent must be overturned on appeal because no judicial system can be allowed to trample on fundamental freedoms just to satisfy political interests and indulge those in positions of power.”Ever since the 2009 repeal of a 1967 media law inherited from the military dictatorship, judges – especially local ones – have shown a growing readiness to use so-called “preventive” censorship against media and individual journalists, in particular, in order to protect the politicians on whom they depend. Blogs and websites have increasingly been the targets of such censorship of late.In this regard, Reporters Without Borders welcomes TV Bandeirantes journalist and blogger Fábio Pannunzio’s recent legal victory. In response to a lawsuit by São Paulo public security chief Antônio Ferreira Pinto, a judge initially ordered Pannunzio’s to close his blog without considering the substance of Ferreira’s suit.But after examining the suit, a São Paulo court recently rescinded the order and rejected Ferreira’s request for damages.“The many cases of censorship affecting freedom of information in Brazil rarely have such a fortunate outcome,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This freedom needs to be shored up on all sides. The ‘Brazil Spring’ protests highlighted both glaring security problems for journalists and a grave lack of media pluralism, which many members of the public criticized. “These challenges must be addressed. The same goes for the challenge of impunity because, with four journalists killed so far this year, Brazil is now South America’s deadliest country for media personnel.” May 13, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out more Reports Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policiescenter_img Organisation News BrazilAmericas News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Follow the news on Brazil July 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gets “judicially insane” jail term for fictional short story BrazilAmericas last_img read more

Peters Named New Director of Resnick Sustainability Institute

first_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community 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. Subscribe Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Jonas Peters, Bren Professor of Chemistry Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech Office of Strategic CommunicationsJonas C. Peters, the Bren Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute. Launched in 2009 with an investment from philanthropists Stewart and Lynda Resnick and located in the Jorgenson Laboratory on the Caltech campus, the Resnick Institute concentrates on transformational breakthroughs that will contribute to the planet’s sustainability over the long term.The Resnick Sustainability Institute, which involves both the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Applied Science divisions, serves as a prime example of the multidisciplinary approach prized by Caltech.“Some of the most important challenges in sustainability are also among the most complex,” says Peters, who has been a member of the Caltech faculty since 1999. “We are committed to working on problems that are uniquely suited to the Caltech environment. This means starting with fundamentals and leveraging the cross-catalysis of ideas and creativity of this campus to come up with ways to have substantial impact.”Because the world’s natural resources are dwindling, Peters wants to continue focusing the Resnick Institute’s efforts on efficient energy generation, storage, and use. Some current projects include development of advanced photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical solar fuels and cellulosic biofuels; energy conversion work on batteries and fuel cells; and efficiency in industrial catalysis and advanced research on electrical grid control and distribution.In addition, the Resnick Institute is exploring new opportunities in the area of water sustainability. In September, the institute hosted a workshop entitled “Water Resilience and Sustainability: Can We Make LA Water Self-Sufficient?” The workshop examined the long-term potential for sustainable water use in urban environments, using the Los Angeles area as a case study.“The Resnick Sustainability Institute is continuing to build one of the great centers for sustainability research,” says Peters. “We are doing this by supporting the most talented young scientists and engineers committed to tackling the fascinating, critical, and yet very difficult challenges of this field.” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it People Peters Named New Director of Resnick Sustainability Institute By TOM WALDMAN Published on Friday, October 23, 2015 | 11:06 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more