first_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp SOUTHERN Cross Healthcare, the British care homes operator in takeover talks, posted a wider full-year operating loss after cuts in government spending hit admissions and put pressure on fees.Chief executive Jamie Buchan said the group, which has 38,600 beds across 752 care homes, was being squeezed by spending constraints at local authorities and was having to fight to maintain fee levels.“Our position is there is no justification for a decrease in fees,” he said. “We have cost pressures from the minimum wage and utilities, and there are more and more frail people with increasing needs.”The company posted an annual operating loss of £44.1m, after a non-cash charge, on 2.3 per cent higher revenue of £959m.The company remains in takeover talks, with private equity firm Blackstone said to be the the potential bidder, after negotiations with Towerbrook Capital, another private equity investor, broke down.Buchan did not confirm the Blackstone talks but said the group needed new capital to invest in the business.The board was looking at strategic options that could include a sale, he said, and was also talking to its landlords about restructuring its rents.Buchan said he was focused on further improvements to care standards, increasing the number of self-funded residents and making more cost savings against a tough trading backdrop.“We anticipate another challenging year involving continuing pressure on fee levels and placements which, when combined with fixed and variable cost inflation, have the potential to impact profitability,” he said. 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}MoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldcenter_img KCS-content More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 Southern Cross losses widen Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 7 December 2010 8:06 pmlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bulgaria’s Ministry of Finance has placed Georgi Yordanov in temporary charge of the country’s State Gambling Commission (SCC) following the resignation of Alexander Georgiev. Bulgaria unveils new gaming commission panel 5th February 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance People Sports betting Strategy Bulgaria’s Ministry of Finance has placed Georgi Yordanov in temporary charge of the country’s State Gambling Commission (SCC) following the resignation of Alexander Georgiev.Yordanov will now act as chairman of the regulator, having most recently served as Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Finance, a role he had held since November 2014.Prior to this, he was head of the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Environment and Water and also spent time as a state inspector at the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Finance.Earlier in his career, he was Director of the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and Chief Secretary of the National Plant Protection Service.The appointment comes after Georgiev, who was named chairman of the SCC in April 2019, resigned from the role last week following his detention by police in relation to an ongoing investigation into gambling mogul Vasil Bozhkov.Reports in Bulgaria state that Bozhkov has been accused of tax evasion, bribery and extortion, but he has denied any wrongdoing. Bozhkov was arrested in the United Arab Emirates last week and the Bulgarian government is working to extradite him back to Bulgaria to face charges.In addition to the temporary appointment of Yordanov, the Ministry of Finance has made several other changes to the composition of the SCC.Stoyan Stoyanov, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Justice; Paun Ilchev, acting chairman of the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology; Krasimir Boyadzhiev, head of the Special Investigation Unit, Control Directorate at the National Revenue Agency; and Emil Zahariev, director of the Specialised Directorate at SANS, will now all work with the regulator.Last week, Bulgarian legislator Valeri Simenov, a member of the National Front for Salvation Party, also moved to introduce a bill to ban private lotteries in the country and restrict the operation of lotteries to a government-owned monopoly.Simeonov introduced an amendment to the country’s 2012 Gambling Act which would allow only the Bulgarian Sports Totalizator (BST) to organise lotteries in Bulgaria. However, raffle, bingo and keno games could still be organised privately.The licences for all private lottery games would be terminated three months after the bill is passed, at which point private operators would have to withdraw from the market. Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Bulgaria Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 presentation For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (  2013 presentation Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 | More on: SYME 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The [email protected] Capital share price has risen by 1,000%! Should you buy shares today? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images center_img Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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” Enter Your Email Address CORRECTION: The original version of this article incorrectly stated that the company’s share price rocketed “from 6p to 80p”. This has been amended to “0.06p to 0.8p”.Independent fintech company [email protected] Capital (LSE: SYME) has caught the eye of many investors recently. In just over a week, the company’s share price rocketed 1,233%, from 0.06p to 0.8p.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…Such monumental share price gains in a relatively short space of time are rare. That said, when dealing with penny stocks, anything can happen. So, with the [email protected] Capital share price on the rise again, should investors buy shares today in order to make a tidy profit? Well, I think there are a few things you should know first.What is [email protected] Capital?According to the company’s website, [email protected] Capital is an “independent fintech company providing an innovative proprietary inventory monetisation service to companies in a wide range of industrial sectors”. As my colleague Edward said in a previous article, “this platform enables businesses to improve their working capital position (generate cash flow) by releasing capital from their inventory”. Essentially, [email protected] Capital functions by matching the working capital needs of clients with capital invested by inventory funders.In my view, the business model looks sustainable and I can certainly see the company prospering in the long term. However, there are certainly risks involved. Not to mention the difficulties caused by Covid-19. That said, the group only expects the pandemic to cause a three-to-four-month delay to the business plan.A surging yet unstable share priceAfter plunging 23% earlier in the previous week, the [email protected] Capital share price rose by 21% in early trading yesterday. Such volatility is a regular theme for those familiar with penny stock investing. For example, when the company’s shares were trading at 5p, a 1p increase to 6p was a 20% gain.On top of this, would-be investors would do well to keep an eye on the sell/buy spread. This is usually quite wide with penny stocks, often requiring a substantial gain in order to simply break even.What does the future holdUltimately, as an early stage fintech company yet to become profitable, investing in [email protected] Capital is evidently a risky move. That said, if you’re intent on buying, I’d recommend first doing some further research before being prepared to hold for the long term.It’s encouraging to see to a significant amount of director dealing coming from within the business. This indicates that those on the inside are confident regarding the firm’s long-term outlook. Just last week, the company’s chief executive, Alessandro Zamboni, bought £11m worth of shares valued at 68p each.It will also be interesting to read over the company’s annual report, which is due to be published in September. By then, we could potentially have a better indication of how to value the company’s stock.However, I’m not yet fully convinced. Also, I don’t feel as if I know the business well enough to make an investment. Therefore, I’ll certainly be adding [email protected] Capital to my watchlist, but I’d rather remain on the side-lines for the time being. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

first_imgThe Champions Cup is closest the club game gets to Test level intensity and there will be a clutch of players looking to impress over the next two weekends LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On trial: Garry Ringrose’s partnership with Robbie Henshaw is showing promise Garry Ringrose, Leinster and IrelandIt’s almost a certainty that Ringrose’s midfield colleague Robbie Henshaw will start for Ireland next month but who he is partnered with is still up for debate.The chemistry between Henshaw and Ringrose has been encouraging since Henshaw made the move from Connacht earlier this year and the duo coped particularly well with the pressure of the derby match against Munster at the weekend.Future Ireland midfield: Garry Ringrose is adding experience to immense talentIf Ringrose can take that form into this weekend’s match with Castres and continue to dovetail well with Henshaw, then there’s no reason why he cannot make his Ireland bow in November. The Castres defence has been one of the most reliable and efficient units in the Top 14 so far this season, so the challenge won’t be easy for Ringrose but if he’s successful, it will further boost his fast-rising profile.Nathan Hughes and Elliot Daly, Wasps and EnglandA year ago, it seemed as if Hughes’ selection would be automatic for England once he qualified no residency, but the continued high-level performances of Chris Robshaw and Billy Vunipola have cast some doubt on that. Throw in Hughes being used off the bench a number of times this season by Wasps and it feels like he needs a big game or two to really push for selection.Catch me if you can: Elliot Daly is a thrilling broken-field runnerAs for Daly, Jonathan Joseph seems well-entrenched at outside centre but with Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell both suffering injuries, he could be an option on the wing, having experience of playing there for Wasps and a booming boot that would certainly be of benefit to England’s tactical kicking game.A dominant display against Zebre on Saturday probably would not be enough on its own, but if they can back it up a week later when they head to Toulouse, it could be enough to get Jones thinking.Lewis Wynne, Glasgow Warriors and ScotlandCould Wynne become the youngest flanker to be capped by Scotland in 48 years? By Alex ShawThe European Rugby Champions Cup makes its 2016-17 bow this weekend and as early as round one, offers up a mouth-watering array of match-ups.Intensity is ratcheted up as Europe’s best go head-to-head and it’s the closest replica of Test rugby that you will find outside of the international arena.As a result, it’s the perfect proving ground for players who are intent on making a positive impression ahead of the looming Test window.We take a look at some of the players who could have an international agenda this weekend.James Davies and Scott Williams, Scarlets and WalesAs the only region in the Champions Cup, Wales’ pool of players to watch is a little smaller than usual, but no less significant. The Scarlets have had a miserable start to the season as they attempt to try and rediscover their 2015-16 form, but with their tight five struggling, it’s been a difficult season for the back row and back line.Coming into form: Scott Williams will be expected to provide dynamism in midfieldWith Sam Warburton injured and in a race against time to be fit for the Test window, Davies has an opportunity against Sale this weekend to put down a marker for his inclusion. If Warburton cannot return to fitness in time, Davies will have to contend with Justin Tipuric and Ellis Jenkins for the jersey and the Champions Cup gives him the platform to make his claim.Life isn’t too much fun for an inside centre when the tight five can’t get you on the front foot but Williams will be hoping the Scarlets can buck that trend against Sale and let him showcase his ability on Saturday. He will be up against Jamie Roberts for selection and causing Sale problems defensively will do his international ambitions no harm at all.Courtney Lawes, Northampton Saints and EnglandThe hard-hitting second row is beginning to get back to his best following a year of frustrating injuries in the 2015-16 season. With all indications suggesting Eddie Jones will move Maro Itoje to openside for the duration of the November Tests, there is potentially an opening arising in England’s engine room.On the hoof: Courtney Lawes has to impress in the Champions Cup fortnightBarring injury or unforeseen circumstances, it would seem to be a head-to-head competition between Lawes and Joe Launchbury and a strong showing against the formidable Montpellier pack could see Lawes sneak ahead of the Wasps lock. Lawes’ ability to disrupt – at both the lineout and in the opposition midfield – is a rare trait and there is no doubt that Jones enjoys the edge that the Northampton second row plays with.If Lawes can find success against Jake White’s Montpellier pack, he could be in line to face White’s countrymen at Twickenham next month. TAGS: Highlight The 19-year-old has certainly caught the eye with his performances for Glasgow so far this year and is following in the footsteps of teammate Zander Fagerson by making an impact at Pro12 level as a teenager. With Gregor Townsend set to take over the reins with Scotland in the near future, the Glasgow coach would likely not be averse to seeing one of his brightest charges given an early call-up to the international arena.Making an impression: Lewis Wynne has impressed for Glasgow so farGlasgow welcome Leicester to Scotstoun and head to Thomond Park to take on Munster over the next two weekends and if Wynne can impress against those two powerful packs, then international rugby is not out of the question.last_img read more

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Projects CopyAbout this officeBIGOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLanesvilleShandakenUnited StatesPublished on May 23, 2018Cite: ” A45 / BIG” 23 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?五面体小屋 A45 / BIG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 2018 Year:  A45 / BIG ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Suite NY, Klein DesignPartners In Charge:Thomas Christoffersen, Bjarke IngelsProject Leader:Klein, Max Moriyama, Søren RoseProject Architect:Rune HansenTeam:Jian Yong Khoo, Tianqi Zhang, Sara IbrahimCollaborators:Soren Rose Studio, Dinesen, Morsø, Gagganau, Kvadrat, Carl Hansen & Søn, Suite New York, Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, XAL, VolaClient:Klein HouseCity:ShandakenCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of KleinText description provided by the architects. A45 is the first prototype designed by BIG for Klein. Constructed in upstate New York and will be customizable inside and out for future home-owners to purchase, tailor and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. The design evolves from the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls which allow for easy rain run-off and simple construction.Save this picture!Courtesy of KleinTo maximize the qualities of this classic structure, A45 creates more usable floor area by taking a square base and twisting the roof 45 degrees to raise the tiny home to a soaring 13 ft height. The resulting crystal-like shape gives A45 an ever-changing appearance. Save this picture!Courtesy of KleinUpon entering, the 180 sqft interior space reflects a minimal Nordic abode prioritized for ‘hyggelig’ comfort and design. From the exposed timber frame in solid pine, the Douglas Fir floor and customizable space-grade, insulating natural cork walls, A45 brings nature inside. An elegant Morsøe wood-burning fireplace is nestled in one corner while off-the-grid equipment is tucked away in the back. A petite kitchen designed by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, hand-crafted furniture from Carl Hansen and a bed fitted with Kvadrat fabric designed by Soren Rose Studio are some of the handcrafted Nordic furniture to adorn A45. The bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA. Save this picture!Courtesy of KleinSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!Courtesy of KleinA45 is assembled in modules on site and consists of 100% recyclable materials including the timber frame, wall modules, a subfloor and the triangular floor-to-ceiling window featuring seven glass pieces that allow natural daylight to illuminate the interiors. The structure is slightly elevated by four concrete piers to give optimal support and allow homeowners to place their tiny house in even the most remote areas without the use of heavy machinery.Save this picture!Courtesy of KleinProject gallerySee allShow lessNorth Orleans Housing / SeARCHSelected ProjectsThe Compostela Architecture Summer ProgramEvent Share “COPY” United States Area:  17 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group Area Area of this architecture project A45 / BIGSave this projectSaveA45 / BIG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Shandaken, United States Save this picture!Courtesy of Klein+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

first_imgArchitects: DEMO Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDEMO ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookCushingUnited StatesPublished on August 08, 2020Cite: “Stella House / DEMO Architects” 08 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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! 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Stella House / DEMO ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStella House / DEMO Architects “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Delta Faucet, Marvin, Dzek, Floyd Detroit, Fort Standard, McNeel, Portola Paints “COPY” 2019 United States ArchDaily CopyHouses•Cushing, United States Area:  1500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hatchet Mountain Builders ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Stella House / DEMO Architects Photographs:  Sidney Bensimon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Sidney Bensimon+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Photographs Builders: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Design Team:Alessandro Ronfini, Thiru ManickamClients:Sidney BensimonEngineering:Albert Putnam AssociatesEnergy And Envelope Consultants:BLDGTYP (Brooklyn NY)Energy Consultants:BLDGTYP (Brooklyn NY)Envelope Consultants:BLDGTYP (Brooklyn NY)City:CushingCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sidney BensimonRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. In the summer of 2017, our client, a talented photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, reached out to us to design a house she wanted to build on land she had recently purchased along the coast of Maine. We began an enthusiastic process to develop plans for a home tailored to her needs, dreams, and budget: Stella House. Her main desire was to have a flexible living space that provided views of the landscape, cooking, hosting, relaxing, and, if needed, the ability to set up an impromptu photo studio. These desires took the shape of a large double-height, South-facing living room connected to an open kitchen and living quarters above. Towards the South, a window wall spans the structure’s width and opens this room towards the trees and the bay.Save this picture!© Sidney BensimonOn the Western side, a large window cantilevers out of the wall to create a cozy reading nook with a view. The main connecting stairs lead to a lofted area designed as a restorative space to relax, meditate, and practice yoga. To bring more light into the room, we placed a circular window directly above the window wall, a lens to view the playful flow of light and shadow on the surrounding landscape. On the East, the second block of the house hosts two bedrooms and two bathrooms.Save this picture!© Sidney BensimonSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Sidney BensimonOn the upper floor master bedroom, the cathedral ceilings are punctuated with large skylights, which extend the usable area, while flooding the rooms with sunlight. Sustainability and the desire to create a healthy and comfortable interior played a crucial role in this project. The house is designed according to the principles of Passive House: The South-facing porch shades the interiors in the summer and allows the sun to enter and heat the space in the winter.Save this picture!© Sidney BensimonThe walls are super-insulated and protected with an additional layer of foil-faced polyiso insulation outboard of the structure to create a warm blanket that keeps the house at a constant temperature year-round. The entire structure is extremely airtight, with a high-efficiency ERV providing a continuous supply of filtered fresh air. The exterior walls and deck are clad in locally sourced cedar left untreated, so it can age naturally into a grey color. The floors are covered in wide plank pine boards and from a local mill, treated with a water-based stain. With attention to every little detail, we carefully selected materials, finishes, and fixtures that would look great and feel good not only the day after installation but also for years to come.Save this picture!© Sidney BensimonProject gallerySee allShow lessMarco Restaurant / FMJPC Arquitetura e designSelected ProjectsBicycle Parking Garage The Hague / Silo + Studio MarsmanSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

first_imgGrants On-line now charges fees  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Grants On-line, the funding information site, is now charging fees for access, making it available to members only.Grants On-line, the funding information site, is now charging fees for access, making it available to members only. Andreas Lichters of Grants On-line admits “this takes us away from our original mission of providing universal access to grant information” but the improvements they plan “[require] an investment in time and resources that we do not currently possess.”Voluntary groups and charities qualify for a 50% reduction on the annual £150 fee. Advertisement 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. Plans for the site include a redesign and expansion of the Grants Directories to include additional information such as access to online ./guidance notes and application forms.In November 2001 the site added its A-Z of Grant Making Trusts Directory to its Grants Directories for EU, UK Government and National Lottery Grants. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 January 2002 | Newslast_img read more

first_img Nearly 10,000 people took part in this year’s Ulster Cancer Foundation Daffodil Raffle which raised £236,00, the highest amount ever. This was UCF’s 18th Daffodil Appeal and this year’s money was specifically raised to support their work on bowel cancer prevention. The raffle was conducted by phoning people and asking them to take a number of raffle tickets to sell. The telemarketing is outsourced. The figure raised was an increase on previous years and the charity is soon to run another similar raffle which will raise money for breast cancer. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland UCF Daffodil Raffle Success Howard Lake | 7 June 2006 | News  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more