US home sales rise but jobless claims also up

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL US home sales rise but jobless claims also up whatsapp Share KCS-content Thursday 2 December 2010 7:29 pm PENDING house sales surprisingly shot up in the US for October, according to data released yesterday.The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) showed that contracts exchanged on properties increased by 10.4 per cent compared to September, defying a predicted fall.The result comes as a boost for the housing market, after the index fell by 1.8 per cent in September.At 80.9 points, the index is still well below its level for the same time the previous year – 112.4 points. However, the 2009 results were warped in the final months due to tax credits for first time buyers, which caused a rush of new sales.And new vehicle sales are also on the up. In November 873,323 cars and small trucks were sold in the US, 17 per cent more than at the same time the previous year.But there was bad news for the US, as jobless claims went up. An extra 26,000 claimants signed on in the week ending 27 November, the labour department reported. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little whatsapplast_img read more

Oil price hits two and a half year high

first_img Share whatsapp whatsapp Monday 4 April 2011 7:31 am More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live Oil has hit a new two-and-a-half year high triggered by increasing worries over the situation in Libya.The cost of a barrel of US light, sweet crude reached $108.78 on on expectations of rising demand.Meanwhile, Brent crude, rose to $119.75 a barrel, just below the peak of $119.79 it hit in February, when the Libyan crisis began.Libya is the world’s 17th largest oil producer, with a share of more than two per cent of the world market. Carsten Fritsch, analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, said:“In the short term, oil prices look very well supported.” Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Tags: NULL Oil price hits two and a half year high last_img read more

RioZim Limited ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgRioZim Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about RioZim Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RioZim Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RioZim Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRioZim is an integrated mining and metallurgical company in Zimbabwe with an extensive portfolio of resources in gold, base metals, diamonds, coal and chrome. It mining operations include Renco Gold Mine in Masvingo Province, and Cam & Motor Gold Mine and Empress Nickel Refinery; both in the Mashonaland West Province. RioZim also has interests in Sengwa Colliery (Private) Limited with coal assets in Gokwe North; Murowa Diamonds (Private) Limited with operations in Zvishavane; and Marnatha ferrochrome refinery in Kadoma. RioZim separated from its parent company, Rio Tinto plc, in 2004 to become a wholly-owned Zimbabwean company. Its subsidiaries include RioGold (Private) Limited, RioZim Base Metals (Private) Limited and RioDiamonds (Private) Limited. RioZim Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Edinburgh sign South African lock Izak van der Westhuizen

first_img Southern pickings: Lock Izak (L)will join the Scottish side on a two-year contractEDINBURGH RUGBY today announced the completion of a third southern-hemisphere swoop with the signing of Free State Cheetah’s lock Izak van der Westhuizen on a two-year contract.Born in Kimberley, South Africa, the 26-year-old lineout and restart specialist is a formidable ball carrier in the loose thanks to an impressive athleticism, bound in a 6’5”, 18st frame.After following up promising showings in the Springboks U18 Academy, van der Westhuizen was called up to the Cheetah’s U19 and U21 sides before progressing to the senior squad aged 24, with a Super Rugby debut against the Brumbies in 2010.A groin injury meant he played only a handful of Super Rugby games during the 2011 season however, this year, he has returned to become a mainstay in the Cheetahs pack, starting all 12 of the club’s matches this season.His arrival completes the club’s second-row stable, where he’ll compete for a starting spot with recently re-signed trio of Sean Cox, Grant Gilchrist and Steven Turnbull, as well as fellow new boys Robert McAlpine and Perry-John Parker.Van der Westhuizen, who (subject to visa) will arrive in October because of Currie Cup commitments, said: “I want to test myself against the top players in Europe so when I found out Edinburgh Rugby were looking for a player with my skill-set, I was desperate to sign. “I like the pace the boys play with, it’s very similar to a Super Rugby style which gives me a lot of confidence that I’ll fit in well. I’m really looking forward to joining the club. They’ve some real talent joining the squad and some quality Scottish players re-signed too so I think it’s the ideal time to be part of a really exciting squad.”The South African joins fellow Cheetah WP Nel (prop) and former Junior World Player of the Year and All Black, Ben Atiga, on the long-haul flight to Edinburgh, where they will be met by seven other high-profile signings, including Welsh internationalists John Yapp (prop) and Richie Rees (scrum-half), Georgian World Cup number 8, Dimitri Basilaia, and English Premiership pair Greig Tonks and Michael Penn (full-back/wing).Alongside the new arrivals, the club have retained 19 top-performing Edinburgh Rugby stars that have committed their futures to the club, pointing to a heightened belief in the bright future being forged at the Murrayfield club. Izak van der Westhuizen (26)Position: Second-rowBorn: 23/01/1986 in Kimberley, South AfricaHeight: 196cm (6’5”), Weight: 114kg (18st)Rugby career:Staats President Swart Primary SchoolDiamantveld High SchoolSA U18 development squadUnversity of the Free StateFree State Cheetahs U19 and U21Free State Cheetahs XV (debut v Brumbies, 2010) BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 18: Izak van der Westhuizen of Cheetahs claims the ball in the lineout during the Super Rugby round 18 match between Cheetahs and Stormers at Free State Stadium on June 18, 2011 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images)center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Edinburgh Rugby last_img read more

Williams: Our ‘identity, destiny, calling’ is to live together in…

first_img Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop of Canterbury This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Williams: Our ‘identity, destiny, calling’ is to live together in God’s love Eucharist interweaves three tikanga into experience of diversity Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 28, 2012 The Anglican Consultative Council will begin its meeting in earnest Oct. 29 (local time) in Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral where on Oct. 28 the members joined local Anglicans for Eucharist. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams asked an overflow crowd at Holy Trinity Cathedral here Oct. 28 (local time) to pray that the members of the Anglican Consultative Council and all Anglicans would rediscover what it means to live out of the knowledge that God loves the world “without reserve and without condition.”A podcast of Williams’ sermon is available here and a transcript is here.The Eucharist came on the second day of the ACC’s Oct. 27-Nov. 7 meeting and was conducted in Maori, Tongan and English. Archbishops William Brown Turei, David Moxon and Winston Halapua, the three archbishops who lead the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia’s three tikanga, presided.A boy waits to receive communion Oct. 28 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland from Tai Tokerau Bishop Te Kitohi Pikaahu. ENS photo/Mary Frances SchjonbergThe liturgy included traditional music as well as church music more oriented to Aotearoa New Zealand. Benedicté Aotearoa, for example, called on “you maori and pakeha, women and men, all who inhabit the long white cloud: All you saints and martyrs of the South Pacific” as well as “dolphins and kahawai [salmon], sealion and crab, coral anemone, pipi [mollusks] and shrimp … kiwi and sparrow” to “give to our God your thanks and praise.”Preaching on the day’s Gospel reading (John 15:17-27), Williams cautioned the congregation not to misinterpret Jesus’ words about the world hating those whom he has chosen as a simple dichotomy of the world hating Jesus and thus hating the church. Instead, he said, the passage contains “a very sharp challenge to the church; it’s not just about being able to console ouselves when people don’t like us.”That challenge, he said, is posed in the idea that the world’s love is conditional and is meant only for people who belong, “who are like you.” But the love embodied by Jesus and “the friends of Jesus” is meant for everyone, not reserved only for like-minded people.“It’s a love that perseveres when it is not returned,” Williams said. “It’s a love that is extravagantly poured out on the unlovable. Just in case you were wondering, the unlovable in this case is not them; it’s us.”Thus, he said, the challenge to the church is about “rethinking love, rethinking belonging,” instead of simply choosing who may belong based on whether they are well-liked and whether they can be expected to like us.Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spent time outside after the Oct. 28 Eucharist Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral greeting worshipers, posing for photos with them and signing autographs. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg“We’ve got to go out and create more and more belonging with people who don’t belong,” the archbishop said, adding that the church must “unreasonably extend our welcome, our compassion, our joyful understanding to the entire world and live with the admittedly very messy consequences of that.”Williams said that the “Anglican family” gives thanks for the example of the Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia’s “struggle and achievement that Anglicans here have managed in holding together a deep sense of belonging … with each other and with the wider world.”Williams suggested that the church and its members can meet the challenge the Gospel presents by remembering that Jesus reminds his friends at the Last Supper that they have been with him from the beginning. “The beginning,” Williams said, is meant to be the beginning of time, not just the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.“God loved us from the beginning, before we belonged to anything, before we did anything, before we achieved anything, even before we believed anything, God was loving us. From the beginning we were there,” he said.Thus the whole world and all its inhabitants are equally bound together in the “immense mystery of God’s outpouring of himself in creation and in redeeming love,” he said, and there can be no division between the church and the world because “our identity, our destiny, our calling is held in that eternal act.”“It’s not that the love of God rewards us for what we do. It’s that the love of God makes us what we are. Our task is not to make ourselves loveable … our job is to create the belonging that God’s word wants, to bring online, to kindle into flame everywhere around us the acknowledgment of an unreasonable, universal, overwhelming love. That’s what the church is for.”The Rev. Linda Murphy, a vocational deacon at the Auckland City Mission, reads the Gospel Oct. 28 during Eucharist at Holy Trinity Cathedral. ENS photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg“The church is whatever in us says ‘yes’ to the reckless love of God, that reaches out in mission,” Williams said. That “yes”, he said, can be an antidote to the human tendency of “constantly trying to retreat from the awful implications of the Gospel.”The archbishop asked those present to pray that the ACC and all Anglicans will in the coming days have a “rediscovery as Anglicans of that mysterious sense of being there from the beginning,” and of the consequent commonality of having been enveloped in God’s “causeless” love from the very beginning.If Anglicans can recover that sense, “then our wonderful, quarrelsome, diverse, untidy Anglican Communion will testify in the spirit of truth that comes from the Father,” Williams concluded.ACC backgroundThe ACC is one of the four instruments of communion, the others being the archbishop of Canterbury (who serves as president of the ACC), the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, and the Primates Meeting.Formed in 1969, the ACC includes clergy and lay people, as well as bishops, among its delegates. The membership includes from one to three persons from each of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces, depending on the numerical size of each province. Where there are three members, there is a bishop, a priest and a lay person. Where fewer members are appointed, preference is given to lay membership. The ACC’s constitution is here.The council meets every three years or four years and the Auckland meeting is the council’s 15th since it was created.The Episcopal Church is represented by Josephine Hicks of North Carolina; the Rev. Gay Jennings of Ohio; and Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut.Jefferts Schori is attending the meeting in her role as a member of the Anglican Communion Standing Committee, which met here prior to the start of the ACC meeting. Douglas is also a member of the Standing Committee.Previous ENS coverage of ACC15 is here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

Avoid the summer slide, go to the library

first_img July 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! From Christine Moore/Orange County School Board Member District 7Summer vacation is a time for teachers to get rest and revived for a new school year. After a shorter vacation, administrators analyze data and make adjustments to programs and systems. The goal of course is always to improve achievement. Parents are busy keeping children active and must guard against the dreaded “summer slide”. It is increasingly difficult in Florida with worsening heat to keep children off social media and video games. The North Orange Library offers wonderful summer programs. My daughter and granddaughters attend the Tuesday morning pre-school time. Audra reports that generally only a dozen or two children are ever present. When you consider there are over 1,000 children enrolled at each grade level – these numbers are disappointing.Christine MooreYou have heard me mention last week the summer Ahapopka Explorer Badge. It will be rolled out at my “Meet the Author” session at the North Orange Branch Library this Monday, July 17th at 4 PM. Not only will I present the exciting historical material from my book, Ahapopka: The History of Apopka and its Elementary Schools but provide a FREE program for parents to consider for summer enrichment. This is yet another opportunity for families to provide educational summer fun.Let’s talk about how the community and municipalities also play a role in offering summer programs. The City of Apopka offers basketball camps, jobs training, athletic events, etc. These are critical for helping working parents keep children busy with meaningful activities. Orange County operates Kelly Park for water, hiking and conservation activities. The State of Florida runs the Wekiva Springs State Park with similar offerings. All of these require parental engagement and a bit of financing. What about activities for our low income families with both parents working. Apopka has several school communities where this is the case for 100% of the entire student population. These are the ones for which I would like to focus the remainder of this column.In generations past, children could roam the woods, fish, and hunt. They lived in homes on larger properties which afforded a myriad of important tasks and activities. Today, Orange County is increasingly urbanized and public transportation is lacking in the suburban/rural areas. So, that brings us to the necessity of building smaller, accessible parks with water. Pocket parks in neighborhoods with sprinklers, mini-splash pads and plenty of shade are a necessity. I’m very much in support of the City of Apopka’s plans to build a splash park in Kit Land Nelson Park. It is accessible to thousands of children via foot traffic from all directions. These are the children who need it the most. They need to work out differences, play and explore. Children should not be sitting home on a couch glued to a digital device. This is not a fertile training ground for producing healthy adults. I recently had boys offer to sell their gaming systems and devices to help pay for a skate park. I think we should take them up on their offer. Of course, I recognize this would be a drop in the bucket to pay for such a facility. However, there are organizations who donate their time and resources to this cause. Food for thought…the world is changing so rapidly and our community must be on the cutting edge of preparing the next generation to prosper and lead. Summer vacations and opportunities should be rethought. TAGSChristine Moore District 7 School Board MemberNorth Orange County Library Previous articleWant to make pedestrians safer? Put your best foot forwardNext articleCookies & Milk with a Cop and a K-9 tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR George Hirten Reply Thank you Reggie Connell for printing this on your site! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We need a bigger library ! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img 2 COMMENTS Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter christine Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply July 14, 2017 at 8:18 am The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

95 King Street East Studios & Lofts / Thier+Curran Architects

first_img95 King Street East Studios & Lofts / Thier+Curran ArchitectsSave this projectSave95 King Street East Studios & Lofts / Thier+Curran Architects 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Loft 2013 Canada CopyAbout this officeThier+Curran ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentRenovationHamiltonHousingRefurbishmentResidentialRenovationCanadaPublished on February 23, 2014Cite: “95 King Street East Studios & Lofts / Thier+Curran Architects” 23 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  21048 ft² Area:  21048 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 19 Share 95 King Street East Studios & Lofts / Thier+Curran Architects Photographs Architects: Thier+Curran Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyLoft, Renovation•Hamilton, Canada Year:  photographs:  Doublespace Photography, Kevin Patrick RobbinsPhotographs:  Doublespace Photography , Kevin Patrick RobbinsText description provided by the architects. The City of Hamilton Housing Division engaged TCA to adaptively reuse this high visibility historic building and former strip club into an arts centre with a multi-purpose gallery/event space, 8 artist studios, a meeting room and 12 loft apartments. Intended to contribute to the burgeoning downtown renewal well established nearby, this is intended as a catalyst for renewal of the Gore Park area, a triangular park that is at the heart of downtown Hamilton.Save this picture!Historic EvolutionThe building is well over one hundred years old, with a 1923 façade that has been much abused over the years. It has housed a hardware store, a famous nightclub called Diamond Jim’s, a pool hall and most notoriously and recently, a strip club. In its nightclub days an intermediate floor was replaced by a partial mezzanine, which TCA removed to make a full two storey high ground floor, adding much to the drama of the ground floor spaces and the storefront. With a modest $3 Million construction budget, 95 King is a bold and dynamic renovation that includes remarkable attention to inspirational elements and details for the artistic community it houses. The City envisioned a vibrant hub for the arts community,  a facility with broad appeal and significant impact as a diversified centre for all the arts and for people of all ages, with a buzz of activity all day every day. Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyTCA’s intelligent and passionate approach has yielded an exemplary model for affordable housing that far exceeds typical expectations.  Whimsy, warmth, much attention to design detail, uncommon touches and bold colours allow the project to transcend the ordinary.  Throughout, colour has been used as an inexpensive design tool to create a rich and vibrant environment. The program for the project includes a ground floor 1,800 sf space intended as an art gallery and multi-purpose space. It is two stories high, with a full, glazed storefront and is an inspiring and unique space. There are 4 main floor studios each about 4-500sf, all two stories and daylit by clerestory windows. There are 4 smaller basement studios, a meeting room, shared washrooms and artist wash-up area, laundry, storage, etc..  The upper two floors contain 12 one bedroom loft apartments.  Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe architects intend the building to be inspiring to work and live in and amenable to fostering community. Narrow windows in corridors engage residential apartment users with the arts spaces. Custom graphics designed by the architects include entrance signage to apartments and studios, including a panel for mounting of personalized identity mementos for the artist tenants. Custom floor graphics and washroom and stairwell signs were also developed in addition to Arts-related inspirational quotes selected by the architects that were placed throughout the building on every apartment and studio door. APARTMENTS Soaring ceilings afforded by the existing building heights lend an expansiveness to the loft-style apartments which are modest in size,  ranging from 500 to 700 sq.ft.. Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyUpscale amenities like parquet wood floors, frosted glass sliding bedroom doors and custom wood trim belie typical affordable housing expectations.  Attention to detail has been carried throughout the modest apartments – kitchens have sinks with integral drainboards and gooseneck faucets, ceramic tile floors and mosaic glass tile backsplashes and sleek cabinet pulls and door bumpers. Light fixtures, electrical devices and hardware all received special consideration from the architects with an aim towards selecting stylish yet budget-conscious choices.    Generous window seats in the front units provide comfort and amenity. Where possible the old and new have been sensitively blended with some units featuring exposed brick walls and wood ceilings as well as original steel columns and beams bearing the insignia ‘Hamilton Bridge and Tank Works’ – a storied local company of times past. Save this picture!Typical Upper Floor PlanAll apartments have roller blinds, are air conditioned, have high efficiency combination water heater / furnace units and have in-suite laundry roughed-in. APARTMENT COMMON AREAS Bright colours, supergraphics, unique lighting, and custom designed elements characterize the common areas of the building.  Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe apartment lobby features custom millwork including a bench for lingering and a focal mailbox/bulletin board display wall designed around the fragments of an old wall safe. Patterned sheet vinyl floors provide low maintenance flooring in apartment corridors.  Economical vinyl tiles in a random, multi-coloured pattern are used in the basement corridor and finished spaces. Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyExceptional attention to design details can be found throughout; apartment unit entrances feature tile surrounds, lights and custom signage. Each entrance has oversize plastic laminate doors with matching transom panels and narrow profile metal frames with drywall reveals. THE ART CENTRE The arts centre space includes unique design features like a custom steel portal/bench/railing/drink rail at the transition between levels, unusual LED track lighting and super-slim T-8 suspended lights. Exposed brick walls contain fragments of past lives including old drainpipes, wood framing and damaged brick areas, all retained to keep the patina of history. Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyAll metal doors were finished by two local artists with metal work experience, Dave Hind and Tor Lukasik-Foss. Each door treatment is a unique, individual collaboration with the architects, and are made with hand tools like grinders, sanders and steel plate templates. Existing concrete floors on the ground floor have been polished as features, left uneven with the patina of history. Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyEXTERIOR On the upper 2 floors, the front masonry façade has been restored with new windows that follow the original design and rehabilitated masonry. The simple dignity of the 1923 façade with its flagpole is contrasted by the dynamic new two storey storefront at grade.  Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyBold and unapologetic, the new angular curtain wall and faceted metal panel storefront offers a clear delineation from the historic residential façade above.  It is accented by an indirect light slot and recessed accent pin lights in the basalt stone tile floor. The storefront is deeply recessed to create emphasis as a public building on the streetscape. It is dynamically angled and sculpted, with a soffit of folded smooth metal panels that wraps down and under the storefront. A thin raw steel railing prevents skateboard damage, and continues the raw steel motif outside, as with the exposed central column. A massive custom wood pivot door of Brazilian cherry with custom designed pulls adds gravitas to the gallery entrance and is an identifying element on the storefront and streetscape. Rear walls of the top residential floor are clad in a simple corrugated metal siding with varied, patterned windows. The enthusiasm of the tradespeople working on the project is evident in the whimsical cross and ‘95’ inlaid surreptitiously in the rear brick wall as part of the masonry repair work. The sensitive preservation and integration of heritage features and the robust modern insertions have helped this adaptive reuse transform this building into a potentially powerful catalyst for further neighbourhood renewal, and have created a new hub for Hamilton’s growing arts community.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAgora Szeged / BAHCS architectsSelected ProjectsSoundscape Architecture: A New Way to Experience Famous BuildingsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:95 King Street East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1A9, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projectslast_img read more

Casa Bottega / Chris Briffa Architects

first_imgArchitects: Chris Briffa Architects Area Area of this architecture project Casa Bottega / Chris Briffa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa Bottega / Chris Briffa Architects “COPY” Malta ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Photographs:  Aldo AmorettiDesign Team:Chris Briffa ArchitectsCountry:MaltaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aldo AmorettiRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. As an architect, designing your home is a labour of love, with all the permutations that love brings with it; obsessing, re-designing, evaluating possible solutions, costing, and realisation of vision. After purchasing the property, budget was lacking, and subsequently the first phase involved restoring the building to its original design, save a giant skylight in the sala nobile. While the lower levels embrace the existing structure and features such as tiles, apertures and textures, the penthouse is a contemporary counterpart, defined by contrasts between soft and hard materials, light and shade, solids and voids.Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiThe ground floor, with its vaulted entrance, acts as the main reception cum gallery, whilst the arched basement is used as a model/prototyping workshop. With the construction of the upper levels, a lift enclosed in a steel and wired glass cage was placed within the courtyard, framing composed views as you ascend. The first floor contains the studio, the second floor acts as buffer zone. With this being between office and home, formal and informal are catered for. The concrete slab in the sala nobile is thus able to withstand a dance party of thirty people in motion. It is a space without strict function, an architectural library and a music room, a home theatre and a presentation facility, a place for power naps and late night chats.Save this picture!PlansThe new extension sits on two pre-cast concrete beams, which shift the entire weight of the penthouse onto the side party-walls, thus freeing the house from any additional load. Their inclusion was central to the transformation, but with it came various concerns. Cost aside, they were especially difficult to transport and install on a restricted site, surrounded by historic buildings and narrow streets. Considering their narrow, ribbed form, they were also not easy to design in terms of structural proportions and external skin.Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiSave this picture!© Aldo AmorettiThe insertion of the beams was the culmination of excitement as they were slotted in, Lego-like. Subsequently, there was the designing and fitting of the steel railings, which follow the direction of the serrated edges of the beams. Their aesthetic success lies in their surface – cast over a carpet of timber slats – which gives them an ethereal, lightweight appearance in the sunlight, billowy and curtain-like. The master bedroom’s continuous, low window is sensitive to mood, with morning light bouncing off the oak floors, and a ten-metre long line of cacti, you are compelled to look outwards, whether in bed or taking a shower. The penthouse above the bustle of the street feels expansive, liberating. The folding living room doors pack up in a steel-unit which blurs the line between interior and exterior. Natural light fills the entire space from every wall, foliage and trees frame the roof top views, with both harbours beyond. Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiThe sense of playfulness is demonstrated in the ‘tree house’, a low space located above the kitchen, where the children can be close by. The kitchen is the heart of this home, with a stainless -steel workbench that allows the cook to access tools in an efficient cooking-work triangle.Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiProject gallerySee allShow lessBlue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo NagasakaSelected ProjectsMason Bros Warehouse Renovation / Warren and MahoneySelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeChris Briffa ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookMaltaPublished on January 18, 2021Cite: “Casa Bottega / Chris Briffa Architects” 18 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Malta Save this picture!© Aldo Amoretti+ 11Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2020 Photographs Casa Bottega / Chris Briffa Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

Moonlighting Graduate Fundraising Challenge opens for entries

first_img Howard Lake | 7 November 2012 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Organisers Moonlighting (Entertainment and Event Management) Limited hope the challenge will raise £100,000 for the charity.There are places for just 12 teams and entries close on 30 November.Neil Townend, MD of Moonlighting (Entertainment and Event Management) Limited said: “The Grad Challenge aims to give graduate scheme employees the opportunity to develop a wide array of skills and gain valuable experience in an ever competitive job market – all whilst raising funds for charity.”Teams will be supported by a designated mentor. They will develop their own fundraising project or event and try to make more money than the other teams.The competition launches this January and concludes in the summer of 2013 with an awards dinner event in September.Applications are invited from companies operating a graduate or apprentice scheme within their organisation. Entries this year are limited to just twelve at a cost of £1450 +VAT per team, covering the costs for the launch party, the awards dinner and the winners’ prize.According to Townend, “every penny of the teams’ profit raised will be split between the Children with AIDS Charity and other registered charities chosen by the teams” Moonlighting Graduate Fundraising Challenge opens for entries The Moonlighting Graduate Fundraising Challenge 2013 is a new project encourage those on a graduate scheme or apprenticeship to raise funds in teams for the Children with AIDS Charity.Teams consist of up to 10 individuals currently employed on a graduate scheme, induction programme or apprenticeship.The teams will run fundraising activities and events between March and August 2013, and the team that returns the greatest amount of profit overall will be declared the winner. The members of the winning team will get to enjoy a day racing Powerboats on The Solent. Advertisementlast_img read more

Effective Fundraising: An Informal Guide to Getting Donations and Grants (DSC/CAF Starter Guide)

first_imgThe author brings together this wisdom, combines it with his own decades of fundraising experience at all levels, and enlivens it with his no-nonsense, entertaining style. This book should be of interest to newcomers to fundraising, or those with experience of only one aspect of the art. It is aimed mainly at the medium-sized or smaller charity or group, but may be equally valuable for those seeking to fund projects within the largest organizations. Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News Effective Fundraising: An Informal Guide to Getting Donations and Grants (DSC/CAF Starter Guide) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]A starter guide for fundraisers, based on one of DSC’s most established and popular courses. It shows how to identify the right funding sources for your cause, think creatively and practically about your fundraising, and be informed and successful in your approach. The book is in the following parts: are you a registered charity? (and what to do about it, if not); where the money is (and why companies give so much less than people suppose); why should people give you money anyway?; can you just ask people personally to give you donations for your cause? (the best and simplest method); what to do if you can’t just ask people for money; Trusts 1 – is this easy money? Yes, but…; Trusts 2: Treat them like human beings, not like bank managers; companies – grants and sponsorship; The National Lottery – an exception to most fundraising generalisations; why you have no “core costs” overheads to fund, just “charitable activities”. Hundreds of fundraisers have contributed directly or indirectly to the collective wisdom contained within this guide. 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.last_img read more